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Omniscient Reader - Chapter 62

Published at 23rd of November 2019 11:44:32 AM


Chapter 62

Episode 13 – War of Kings (4)


Lee Sungkook was surprised by the system message and muttered .

“Another new scenario…”

It certainly wasn’t good timing .  Another scenario appeared before we could complete the clear conditions of the existing scenario .

I opened up the new scenario as soon as it arrived .

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[Main Scenario # 4 – The King’s Qualifications]

Category: Main

Difficulty: A

Clear Conditions: Occupy the ‘Absolute Throne’ located at Gwanghwamun .

Time Limit: 8 hours .

Compensation: 10,000 coins

Failure: ―

* This scenario can only be challenged by those who have completed the hidden scenario ‘King’s Road . ’

* The absolute king has absolute commands over all the other kings .

* There are additional special clear conditions for this scenario .

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The situation wasn’t good .  Our group hadn’t been able to take the target of the Struggle for Flags yet .

The burden had doubled .  I must complete the scenario related to the throne while taking down the Tyrant King and occupying Changsin Station .

The intermediate dokkaebi said .

[Look at your confused faces . Please don’t worry too much . This scenario will proceed slowly . ]

Gwanghwamun was still despite everyone being in a state of agitation .  It was natural . The surviving kings knew how important it was to listen to the dokkaebi .

[As you have guessed, the fourth main scenario is to be the only king to sit on the throne . Of course, being a king doesn’t mean that everyone can sit on that throne . Only a person who has proved his/her qualifications can sit there . ]

The intermediate dokkaebi said with a bad laugh .

[Then I will reveal the first qualification . ]

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[King’s Qualification]

1 .   「 The owner of the throne should be braver than anyone else . 」

-The Absolute Throne never wants a ‘weak king . ’ To challenge the throne, you must own at least a black flag .

(Additional qualifications will be released after a while . )

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A black flag .  It was disgusting from the very beginning .

[Huhu, the motive wa given . Now make a fun story!]

The intermediate dokkaebi disappeared and Yoo Sangah made an anxious expression .

“If it is a black flag… you need to occupy 20 stations?”

“That’s right . ”

Our group had a brown flag .  It was a flag that could be obtained after occupying 10 stations .

“What do we do? In order to create a black flag, we need 10 more stations . If there are vacant stations nearby…”


“This is a condition that appeared because there are no empty stations . ”

“Huh?”

As far as I knew, no king had achieved the black flag at this point .

“Did you forget? There isn’t only one method to change the colour of a flag .

The achievement value of the flag went up when taking over a station . However, there was a way to get achievement values much faster .

“Ah…!”

It was to take the flag of another representative .  Right now, there were a bunch of kings with flags in Gwanghwamun .

I calmed down the party members .

“Don’t worry . This wasn’t unexpected . We will proceed as planned . ”

As planned . I said this but it wouldn’t be easy .

There were clouds of war hanging over Gwanghwamun . It was a breathless tension just before the storm blew . The sound of weapons being pulled out and the organization of  battle lines could be heard .

People would soon start moving .

Those competing for a promotion would now kill each other with real swords . Those who wanted a wider territory would take each other’s flags to occupy more stations .

Kill each other and get better items .  It was in order to survive .

Lee Sungkook watched the buildings around them and muttered in a surreal tone .  “It is scary . Is this really South Korea?”

“It is South Korea . It is still South Korea . ”

“Representative-nim, aren’t you scared?”

“I’m afraid . ”

It wasn’t a lie .  I was obviously scared .  To be honest, I often felt that way .  Even if I read Ways of Survival, I was still a regular office worker .  I didn’t express it but I often wondered if I could survive .

Of course, my worries didn’t last long .  It was because it was useless to think about it .  It was the same in any world .

Kim Dokja who worked at Mino Soft was now Kim Dokja who lived in the world of Ways of Survival .  Death would come whether I wanted it to or not .  The most important thing was…

“At least I feel like I am living right now . ”

[The exclusive skill, ‘Fourth Wall’ is activated!]

I suddenly turned around and saw Lee Sungkook looking at me with reverent eyes .

“When I look at Representative-nim…”

“Attack!”

Someone’s shout was heard before Lee Sungkook’s words were over .  300 metres away, there was a king who started marching north .

He was a king with a brown flag like me . I couldn’t see his face because he was too far away but he was probably the king of a small district .

At almost the same time, the warlords hiding in Gwanghwamun started to appear . They were each armed with excellent self-defense equipment .

The most prominent one was a man wearing a kilt in splendid colours .  I could tell who he was without looking .

Our target, the Tyrant King and the rule of Dobong-gu and Seongbuk-gu .

The vibe he gave off was new . The Tyrant King who had the largest forces among Seoul’s Seven Kings . Now that he moved, the 1st apostle and the kings of the three kingdoms would act .

“Maybe most of them will go after the Four Yin Demonic Beheading Sword . ”

In fact, the direction of the kings’ march was the northern Palace Museum where the Four Yin Demonic Beheading Sword was located . I didn’t see him but the plagiarist would also be moving to that side .

Some forces ignored any damage and were running towards the museum .  It was understandable .

Since the qualifications of the absolute king wasn’t clear yet, they thought it would be more advantageous to obtain a good item .

If the item was the Four Yin Demonic Beheading Sword, they could fill in the lacking achievement points of their flag at once .


Lee Sungkook asked anxiously, “Shouldn’t we go? The Four Yin Demonic Beheading Sword is a pretty good item . ”

“We will just be defeated if we go . ”

We didn’t have a lot of people .  Moreover, there were many high level sponsors among them .

“Go to the west . ”

I moved while leading the party . All the kings were heading for the northern Palace Museum so the west was relatively lacking .

It was the historic Gwanghwamun so there were museums all over the place . Presseum, Korean Financial History Museum, Korean National Police Heritage Museum…

Yoo Sangah asked, “We aren’t going to these places?”

“We should avoid the modern and contemporary exhibits . ”

An old relic was better .

Of course, the relic simply being ‘old’ wasn’t enough . The hoe used by farmers in the Iron Age was also such an item but it was only F grade . The important thing was that it have a relationship with a famous person or a narrative .

“Let’s go here . ”

The place we stopped at was the Seoul History Museum facing Gyeonghui Palace .

A light flashed in Yoo Sangah’s eyes .

“What are we looking for here?”

“We must find the Ganpyeongui . It is a relic of the Joseon Dynasty that resembles a disc, but I don’t know what floor it is on . ” (Ganpyeongui is an astronomical observation device . Image will be provided below)

“Okay, I will try and find it!”

“We have to find it quickly so let’s scatter . Gilyoung, you move with Sangah noona . And Lee Sungkook-ssi―”

As I was speaking, something sharp flew from behind me .  I reflexively crouched down, pulling the party members with me .

The exterior wall of the building was pierced by an arrow . There was a trace of magic power on the shaft .

I got goosebumps .

[Strong Magic Arrow] .

This person had learnt the archery skill properly .  Who was it? The unexpected ambush complicated my thoughts .  Was there someone who read the movements of my party?

“Everybody go inside! Quickly!”

Several more arrows flew .

[Blade of Faith is activated!]

I swung my sword and struck the flying arrows . Fortunately, the amount of magic power wasn’t high so they weren’t difficult to block .

The problem was the number .  One arrow flew out and pierced my thigh .  I quickly retreated and hid behind cover .

“Hahaha! Where is the novice king wandering to?”

A voice echoed through the area .  A group of men armed with bows and swords appeared 500 metres away .

Their flag couldn’t be seen .  In other words, they sent out a detached force .  Some kings were smarter than I thought .  Was he going to eat up items while taking away the flags of the smaller kings?

[The exclusive skill, Character List is activated . ]

I used a skill on a person in the lead .

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[Character Information]

Name: Chu Wangin

Age: 33 years old .

Constellation Support: The Last Hero of Hwangsanbeol


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Private Attribute: Minor Actor (General)

Exclusive Skills: Weapons Training Lv . 4, Acting Lv . 1, Weak Investigation Lv . 1 .

Stigma: Baekje Kendo Lv . 4, Prepared to Fight to the Death for the Country Lv . 2, Detached Force Management Lv . 3 .

Overall Stats: Physique Lv . 19, Strength Lv . 19, Agility Lv . 21, Magic Power Lv . 15 .

Overall Evaluation: It is a case where even a nobody can grow if he meets an excellent sponsor . Due to the high degree of sympathy with the sponsor, the strength of his stigmas is significant .

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Damn, a tiger had come .  I didn’t expect to meet Hwangsanbeol’s master here .  Those with actor attributes tended to cling to these types of constellations .

“If you know honour as a king, surrender your flag . Then your group members won’t lose their lives . ”

The poor dramatic tone told me why he was only a minor actor .  The Last Hero of Hwangsanbeol was attached to such a person .  It seemed that bad luck with partners applied even to constellations .

But this was difficult .  The level of the stigmas Baekje Kendo and Detached Force Management was too high .

Considering the number of people, it would be hard to handle all of them without raising my overall stats .

[Coins Possessed: 68,150C]

…Should I use my coins here? However, the difficulty of the last phase of the fourth scenario would increase sharply if I used coins to raise my overall stats here .

It would disturb my whole plan .

If I closed my eyes and used around 20,000 coins…

“Isn’t it embarrassing for you to persecute the king of a weak nation using the name of the Three Kingdoms?”

I looked around as I heard a voice and saw a familiar person approaching . The incarnation of Gyebaek, Chu Wangin made a fierce expression .

“What is the queen doing here?”

“Your crude tone is just as expected for the master of a ruined kingdom . ”

The woman shot back with a smug expression .  King of Beauty Min Jiwon .  Why did this woman appear here?

…Surely she hadn’t followed me?

No . There was no way .

Min Jiwon’s eyes glanced at me .

[The character ‘Min Jiwon’ shows a weak liking towards you . ]

…Really?

“Shut up! The cowardly Silla blood now claims to be rule of the Three Kingdoms? I won’t recognize a girl like you as a king!”

Chu Wangin’s roar of anger burst from his body . He might be a minor actor without much skills but his voice was very loud .

By the way, it was interesting . Gyebaek and Queen Jinseong were born in different eras but they could face each other like this after becoming constellations .

I asked Min Jiwon, “Why are you helping me?”

“Silla doesn’t ignore weak countries . ”

“It is Silla who destroyed Gaya . ”

“…Did you also have a 1st-grade degree in Korean history?”

“Any high school graduate would know this much . ”

Min Jiwon’s expression became slightly gloomy .

“I don’t know because I didn’t go to high school . ”

It was natural .  Min Jiwon had been an actor since her teens .  She became an actress at an early age and learned things other than history .

“Your words are correct . I can’t obtain people with money . I’m repaying the debt caused by my rudeness . That’s it . ”


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I knew Min Jiwon’s history as an actress and could feel the sincerity in her words . It was still surprising . She was an incarnation with a high pride so I didn’t think she would bow before me like this .

Gyebaek’s incarnation laughed at our conversation .

“A king is swayed by personal matters? That’s why a chick like you…”

Min Jiwon’s captain came forward on behalf of the Hwarang .

“Rude! How can a man like you be the king of a country?”

Gyebaek’s eyes were drawn to the Hwarang .

“Hwarang…? Very interesting . Did you sign with that constellation?”

The Hwarang captain turned red at the words .  It reminded me that the Hwarang captain’s sponsor was Gwanchang .

“Do you want your neck to be cut like your sponsor?”

In the battle of Hwangsanbeol, Gwanchang died from Gyebaek cutting his throat .

“Shut up!”

Thank you for coming to help but the relationship between constellations was the worst .  This was particularly bad due to their high level of sympathy .

There was a hierarchy among the constellations due to the history of their lives .

A person couldn’t go against their king and the enemy was determined according to historical records .

For example Kurushima Michifusa of Japan could never beat the Duke of Loyalty and Warfare .

It was just like how Gwanchang couldn’t win against Gyebaek .

Min Jiwon also knew this and didn’t look happy .

I spoke first .  “Just defeat the army . Or we can’t win . ”

Baekje’s army had slightly more military force .

Gyebaek was a military commander . The more people he led, the stronger his power . Gwanchang was no match for him .

Then Yoo Sangah’s voice was heard .  “Dokja-ssi! I’ve found it!”

I looked back and found Yoo Sangah running with a small disc .  She found it already?

The Ganpyeongui .  The relic resembling a wall clock glowed in Yoo Sangah’s hands .

At this moment, I had an idea .  I looked at Ganpyeongui, then Min Jiwon and the incarnation of Gwanchang .  Then I made a decision .  Perhaps I could win this without using coins?

“Attack!”

[The character ‘Chu Wangin’ has used the stigma Detached Force Lv . 3!]

The Hwarang kept falling under the hands of the Baekje forces .  Min Jiwon looked towards me with a desperate expression and I said, “I think we can win . ”

“Huh?”

“We will recreate the battle of Hwangsanbeol . ”

Many people knew this but Hwangsanbeol was a battle that Silla won .

TL: I gave you a wiki link in the last chapter but I will give a short summary, since this information is important to understand what is going on .

Battle of Hwangsanbeol was a major battle that took place between Baekje and Silla . The commander of Baekje was Gyebaek and the commander of Shilla was Kim Yushin .

The Silla army was 50,000 strong while Baekje could only rally up 5,000 people but Gyebaek rallied his forces with a heroic speech . The Baekje forces won several skirmishes and the Silla forces lost morale .

Then a general sent out his son, Kim Gwanchang to single-handedly fight the enemy . Gwanchang was captured before being released by Gyebaek . After returning to the Silla camp, Gwanchang once again charged to the enemy . Gyebaek captured him again and executed him this time .

Thanks to Gwanchang’s martyrdom, the Silla forces regained morale and Kim Yushin was victorious . Gyebaek died in battle .

Image of the Ganpyeongui:



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