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Chapter 122: Alien Troops from Earth (7)

    Episode 7: Tidal Wave of Monsters / Chapter 122: Alien Troops from Earth (7)

    TL: emptycube / ED: Hungry Panda

    The smell of burnt corpses wafted in the air. When the blue flames blazed in the air by themselves, they emitted this disgusting stench.

    Looking from the center of Dark City, there was a blue horizon. The hellhounds endlessly ate the city and spurted blue flames. Their front lines kept getting pushed back, and the city burned from its borders.

    “Didn’t they say that the supercluster towards the middle has already pushed back the invasion? But why are the reinforcements coming?”


    “I heard they were planning on a counterattack…”


    “Those crazy! When everyone here is about to die?! Shouldn’t they think about counter attacks or whatever after they push them back?”


    “If you say it like that, then what city isn’t being invaded? Stop complaining. You probably don’t know because you’re from Dark City, but this is happening in other places too! Don’t you even know how much preferential treatment Dark City has received until now?”


    “What are you talking about? Why are you bringing this up now?”


    “Hey. Hey, stop it. Don’t exhaust your energy and focus on recovering your karma.”


    The region at the back was like a gigantic hospital. When walking down the streets, from heavily wounded people to those who had exhausted their karma, all sorts of people were taking a break and receiving treatment here. Perhaps it was because of the bad progression of the war, but the mood was disjointed and verbal disputes broke out here and there.

    “They say the Steel Battleship took heavy losses this time.”


    “So, a highest-ranked monster is still a highest-ranked monster even if it is restrained?”


    “Looks like it. Because of it, the front lines retreated a ton again.”


    “Apparently, the Great Warrior of the Steel Battleship Kanon died in battle this time.”


    “Kanon did? Wasn’t he the pride of the Rondo planet? He became a great warrior of the Steel Battleship while being from a tribe on the outskirts…”


    “That’s what I’m saying… Not only that, apparently, a lot were wounded as well.”


    “The Steel Battleship… This… Will we lose?”


    “Hey! Don’t say such ominous words!”


    Choi Hyuk walked down the street by himself.

    ‘Steel Battleship… It’s been a long time.’


    During this time, team 17 of the 3rd garrison had already gone on multiple missions. Although Choi Hyuk looked forward to a fight against a highest-ranked monster every time, perhaps it was due to the previous incident, but they were only sent to places far away from the highest-ranked monsters and he didn’t get the opportunity to.

    Lankin looked at Choi Hyuk, who seemed somewhat impatient, and continuously warned him by saying, ‘Don’t think such useless thoughts. Enduring is winning. The position of earthlings is already low, but if you act out, people aren’t going to look favorably upon it.’


    Of course, Choi Hyuk paid him no heed.

    As soon as he entered the treatment center, he could feel a refreshing karma. The lobby was filled with warriors of the Steel Battleship, who were taking a break.

    “A single defeat is only a single defeat! What’s our motto?!”


    “The more we’re tempered, the stronger we get!”


    “Fight! Fight! Kill! Kill! While you gradually increase in numbers, we’ll gradually become stronger! If you can’t kill us! We’ll kill you!”


    “Fight! Fight! Ooohhh~ Battleship of steel!”


    They even started energetically singing a military song. As elite fighters of the alliance, despite facing a loss, their fighting spirit was overflowing.

    Someone among them stopped Choi Hyuk, who tried to go up the upper floor.

    “Hey, who are you? You can’t go there.”


    It was an alien with enormous antlers. He was a member of a tribe known as the Large Horned Tribe. It was a tribe he had met a few times during missions. The one blocking Choi Hyuk’s path possessed deer antlers like those on Keushisuit but the antlers were much larger. Looking at how he seemed to be a middle-ranked warrior, it seemed he was a hero of the Large Horned Tribe.

    Choi Hyuk blankly stared at him and said,

    “Move. I came to visit someone.”


    “Hey, this place has been assigned exclusively for the Steel Battleship. Isn’t it the basics to reveal your affiliation if you want to go in?”


    “Choi Hyuk, overseer of Earth, affiliated with the Virgo Cluster.”


    “Virgo Cluster? You’re from the same place as me? There’s a place called Earth there?”


    Asked the alien, tilting his head.

    “Hey, hey, don’t you know? The planet that newly joined the alliance this time! That’s Earth! That guy was on air and is famous.”


    “Ah, really? Well, I didn’t know since I was busy with missions.”


    He stared down at Choi Hyuk.

    “Go up!”


    After saying that, he returned to his group and began singing again.

    Although he didn’t know if they were like this because they were elites, their attitudes were always overbearing and provocative.

    Choi Hyuk sighed and went up to the upper floor.

    Commander Mack wasn’t as injured as he expected.

    “I’ll be sorry if I was heavily injured when Warrior Leader Kanon put his life on the line and protected our retreat,” she said as she swept her hair up. Although her voice sounded calm, a dangerous energy was emitted and swayed from her golden horns. It seemed she was extremely angry.

    “Truly… This is what war is. You never know who will die. No matter how many times I experience this, I can’t get used to it.”


    She shook her head.

    “Don’t die easily.”


    Thud. Her fist hit Choi Hyuk’s chest.

    “Understood. That’s why could you dispatch me somewhere else?”


    Mack, who had been emotional, burst into laughter when she heard Choi Hyuk’s words.

    “Puahaha! And here I thought this was a hospital visit! Of course, it wasn’t, no way the heartless Overseer Choi Hyuk would do that. Puhah! But you came to the wrong house. I don’t have any power. Just where do you want to go?”


    “The Steel Battleship. I bet there are a lot of vacancies as well.”


    “… What are you saying? I just told you not to die easily, yet why do you want to come to the Steel Battleship? Are you crazy?”


    Mack gave a hearty laugh. Then she said in a serious voice,

    “Although it’s not like I don’t know that you like to fight, but don’t show your hot-bloodedness this time, and even if that monster comes near you, run immediately. You only have one life.”


    Then, after staying silent for a moment, she covered her eyes with her palms and said,

    “It has become stronger. Maybe it’s because it’s a new type, but it was a bit clumsy at first then it gradually became more skilled. As expected of a monster that was created with us as a reference. It adjusts and grows stronger. Because of that, an error appeared in our tactic… Kanon dying is really… Either way, be careful. Currently, it’s not a big exaggeration to say that the fate of the earthlings hangs on you. You have to live for the earthlings to grow stronger. And even increase your position within the alliance.”


    “Commander.”


    Choi Hyuk called Mack. Choi Hyuk unleashed his karma so that Mack could see every nook and cranny.

    “I told you you can- Huh?”


    Mack, who had been shaking her head, felt Choi Hyuk’s karma. Then she perceived the ‘change’ within it. A trace of karma that a middle-ranked warrior could never have. When using a drawing as an example, it was ‘incomplete’ with only a few lines drawn, but it was a karma that gave her a terrifying feeling with just that.

    Choi Hyuk said,

    “Commander, I’m not fighting to protect someone.”


    Mack couldn’t reply. Only, she thought that even Choi Hyuk himself might be included in that ‘someone’.

    **

    Commander Mack reported Choi Hyuk’s request to her superior.

    Not long after, Choi Hyuk separated from the expedition from Dragonic and was dispatched to the Steel Battleship. He was even sent under the premise of the successor of the Great Warrior Kanon.

    Although he was still a middle-ranked warrior, he had realized the realm of high-rank. Also, he possessed a universal treasure, a Sword of Vow. These two points were the secret to his lightning quick promotion.

    Of course, this didn’t mean Dark City placed high expectations on him either. He was only being used because he could be the slightest bit of help in the fight against the highest-ranked monsters.

    “Middle-ranked warrior. Listen well. Your aim is to keep Narci in check. Don’t do anything beyond your capabilities.”


    The name of the highest-ranked monster the Steel Battleship was facing was Narci. The one in charge of Choi Hyuk was the Great Warrior Karik of the Giant Orcs. He remembered Choi Hyuk.

    “Normally, this isn’t a fight that a middle-ranked warrior can join even if you’ve taken a glimpse of the next stage. Be careful on your own. Stay put until you receive orders. Okay? Don’t die in vain after finally getting rid of your Consumables fate and reaching here.”


    While repeatedly telling him, Karik patted Choi Hyuk’s shoulder.

    “Understood.”


    Then Choi Hyuk didn’t overexert himself and fought following orders. He would stay hiding in the back until he received orders, then he would launch a close-ranged attack from afar. Since they fought so carefully, it wasn’t very dangerous, and there wasn’t any way to contribute enough for it to become dangerous.

    “Huh? Who’s that?”


    “Ah, you know. The middle-ranked warrior who made a Sword of Vow. He joined the fights in the past few days and helped us. You didn’t know? He’s sort of like Kanon’s successor?”


    “The hell, what Kanon’s successor? I didn’t even know he was here.”


    “That’s because he’s still a middle-ranked warrior. There’s nothing that can be done. It’s already amazing he’s able to endure being so close to our fight and not being squashed by karma.”


    “Well, that’s that. We’re going to retreat for a while again, right?”


    “Yeah. The Steel Battleship has accumulated damages, and we also exhausted our karma…”


    The great warriors of the Steel Battleship didn’t pay much attention to Choi Hyuk either.

    Then their fourth clash against the monster began.

    This was the fourth battle since Choi Hyuk had joined the Steel Battleship.

    This fight was different from previous fights right from the start.

    Until now, they had retreated their front lines to drag out the fight so that they could preserve their power. However, this time, the highest-ranked monster Narci was the first to push its way through to a location they couldn’t back away from.

    “Why? Just why? Why is it forcing its way towards here while receiving attacks?!”


    The method of leading Narci to a specific direction had been simple up until now. In the direction it wasn’t supposed to go, they concentrated enough power to make it unable to bear the damages and threw tasty bait (someone’s sacrifice) in the direction it was allowed to go. Although they would definitely suffer losses, it was a tactic that allowed them to avoid decisive losses.

    However, at this moment, it was receiving concentrated fire on its body, ignoring the easily destroyable targets in front of it, and making its way towards Dark City’s strategic point, ‘the Dark Ocean’. It was the very same location Choi Hyuk had created his Sword of Vow in the past.

    Narci naively pushed its way through as it said.

    Narci, that had continued to advance while overexerting itself, screamed as it was hit by Karik’s lightning fast attack.

    Mack charged forward resolutely, and Narci received her attack while finding it fun.

    Chiiii!

    Narci’s freezing wings blocked Mack’s flames. Although Narci wasn’t able to shake Mack off, Mack too couldn’t penetrate through Narci’s wings. This deadlock was also an opportunity to attack.

    {All attack!}

    The great warriors’ attack rained down.

    Brrdrrrdrk!

    Mack attempted to break away from Narci, but her arm was grabbed. Just by being grabbed, her blue hair froze. Frost covered her crystal. The flames on her horns seemed like it would extinguish at any moment. Her situation was different from Karik’s. The attack didn’t glance off her, and instead, her arm was caught.

    {Mack!!!}

    The vice-captain shouted. However, there wasn’t anyone who could land a proper strike on Narci at this time. Even their main armament, which they had fired twice consecutively, was reloading currently.

    The one who acted in this moment was Choi Hyuk.

    No, he had been secretly advancing ever since Mack started launching her attack.

    Following a route he had thoroughly analyzed through the previous three fights, hiding in the shadows of the Steel Battleship’s concentrated fire on Narci, he approached right in front of Narci without even his allies being aware of his actions.

    From Narci or the other great warriors’ perspectives, they hadn’t been able to notice him as his aura was too weak compared to the auras unleashed from their clashes.

    Narci’s scream followed after.


R: Way of Choices(Ze Tian Ji), The cultivation of the rebirth of the city, The martial arts master, Horizon-Bright Moon-Sabre, Hidden Marriage, Romance of Three Kingdoms, I Came From The Mortal World, Absolute Choice,