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Published at 5th of July 2016 02:47:01 AM


Chapter 25

Chapter 25: Blood-Red Tower (End)


TL by Yoni

Edited by Yoni & Myoni

 

<‘Slayer’ has killed 300 people . >

<Excluding the ‘Slayer’, everyone will receive a ‘Guardian’ blessing . >

<The ‘Slayer’ cannot leave until the last person is killed . >

<The second floor has closed . >

<102 Survivors . >

 

The number of survivors quickly decreased .

As Collin, the person who had arranged the largest group had died, without an exception, the majority of the people tried to kill each other to escape .

However, there were still a few who decided to stay .

The blessing from the Tower allowed survivors to lose their fears and stick together .

At 200 kills, they received a ‘Toughness’ blessing, at 250 kills, they received an ‘Iron Will’ blessing and finally at 300 kills, they received the ‘Guardian’ blessing .

‘Isn’t it trying hard . ’

Muyoung lightly clicked his tongue after reading the message about the ‘Guardian’ blessing .

It was a blessing that could only be used by quite high ranked priests .

A penalty that wasn’t really a penalty was created .

Either Muyoung had to die or everyone else did for this fight to end .

Now, he couldn’t even give up .

Of course, he wasn’t planning to… But still, it was going to the extremes .

‘Winner gets all . ’

The last one standing would get everything .

Muyoung was already very used to this method .

It wasn’t originally this kind of an extreme world .

He turned around and looked at the ghouls .

Meanwhile, the number ghouls have increased to 30 .

There was something unique about these ghouls, they had a bit of a dark aura mixed into their skin .

And in the middle of them, there was a ghoul that was particularly dark .

‘Dark Ghoul . The Prince and his subjects . ’

As a matter of fact, after making Collin into an undead, he had turned into that creature .

An ability to reinforce the 30 ghouls under his supervision had been created when his head was put back together .

When Muyoung looked at the Dark Ghoul created from Collin’s corpse, information about it appeared on the Status Viewer .

 

<Name: Dark Ghoul (Prince and his subjects)>

Level: 56

Type: Ghoul

Strength 65 (60 + 5)   Agility 60 (55 + 5)

Stamina 55 (50 + 5)   Intelligence 44 (39 + 5)

Wisdom 46 (41 + 5) >


 

+ Dark Aura (The 30 chosen ghouls’ stats will increase by 5 . )

+ Decent tolerance to light .

+ Loss of vision (superior sense of hearing) .

 

Even the Dark Ghoul had its stats raised by 5 .

Since the number in front of the brackets were the finalized values, if he only considered just the basic stats, it was higher than Muyoung .

Although stats weren’t everything in a battle, it was at least an objective indicator of one’s capabilities .

‘I’ve gained something unexpected . ’

Muyoung never guessed that Collin could be turned into this good of an undead .

It meant that Collin had that much of an overwhelming story .

Not only that but since he was recognized as ‘Prince and his subjects’, not one but many, he could now place the 31 ghouls under one talisman .

It was now a question of whether all the blessing given to the rest of the people in the Tower to counterbalance Muyoung would be able to stop these undead .

Grrr .

The Dark Ghoul laid down flat on the floor and pricked up his ears .

Although he had lost his vision, he instead gained a greater sense of hearing and was able to catch even the finest details .

Geeeek!

Unlike the zombies, the Dark Ghoul was able to make decisions by himself and soon started to run towards his prey while letting out a horrible shriek .

The 30 ghouls followed soon afterwards .

‘Then…’

Muyoung couldn’t just play around .

The time had come to end this fight .

 

After 350 kills, no other blessing was given .

Maybe it had assumed that no one could massacre more than 300 people?

He could only know just how many survivors were left and how many people he had slain .

Even then, Muyoung was still calm .

To enter the Tower, the requirement was that the person had to have ‘murdered’ someone .

Also, most of the people entered to kill another .

Even though there were some who entered not because they wanted to, he didn’t have the time to take care of them .

He couldn’t hesitate any longer .

It wasn’t enough to just step onwards .

There were too many strong enemies Muyoung had to face .

‘396 people . ’

Swish!

With a large shake, Muyoung brushed off a large amount of blood on Anguish .

 

<0 Survivors . >

<The ‘Slayer’ has won . >

 

No one else had survived .


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Muyoung walked in between the dead bodies .

‘I’m missing four people . ’

For some reason, he felt sad .

The numbers didn’t exactly fall clean .

He thought that like the blessing, the reward might have been decided upon every 50 kills .

However, no one was left alive .

In sadness, as he sheathed Anguish, letters started to appear and combine .

 

<To you who almost accomplished the impossible! In accordance with Solomon’s Law, an incredible reward will be given . >

 

‘Who almost accomplished?’

It was definitely different from the last time he earned the Death Lord class .

At that time, he had received a special reward instead of an incredible .

As expected, was it because he didn’t have 400 kills?

Since it seemed like he would get a reward every 50 kills and since he had killed 394 people, he thought he was going to get the reward for 350 kills .

Muyoung clicked his tongue .

He waited for the reward, but then a story he never thought of appeared before his eyes .

 

<‘Death Lord’ objects . >

<The Masters of Darkness are evaluating with a different perspective . >

<The Ruler of the Afterlife, the Spirit Sovereign, the Star of 12 Zodiacs and King Slayer have approved . The other 6 have decided to withdraw . >

<A number was added depending on the number of supporting Masters of Darkness (396 + 4) . >

<To you who accomplished the impossible! In accordance with Solomon’s Law, a chance to earn a special reward will be given . >

 

The reward has changed .

The impossible that has been almost accomplished has been changed to accomplished .

This had never happened in all of his 40 years .

Even more, the fact that the ‘Masters of Darkness’ were responsible for this change in the reward .

Besides the Death Lord, they were names unfamiliar to him .

‘The Masters of the Darkness, who couldn’t become Gods . ’

Solomon had died and instead the Laws were left behind .

And through the conversation with Merlin, Muyoung knew that those who overlooked the Laws were recognized as the Masters of Darkness .

However, Merlin didn’t even know the specifics about the Masters of Darkness .

Possibly because the Masters of Darkness were superior beings to Merlin?

Through this opportunity, Muyoung found out how many were part of the masters .

‘Eleven beings . ’

Those who supported were 4 and those who forfeited were 6 . And if you added the Death Lord, by simple calculations, there were 11 in total .

However, it didn’t seem like the Masters of Darkness were simply managers .

Even if their identities were in a fog, like how Muyoung was chosen by the Death Lord and was given a class related to him, it was likely that other masters could also choose someone as well .

Death Lord, the Lord Class .

The undead made by the Art of Death skill were much stronger than a normal undead .


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Depending on the rank, it should have a tremendous destructive power than most secret classes .

The classes offered by the other 10 masters would probably be the same .

While putting a bit of strength in his eyes, he focused on the letters that appeared .

 

<You have received the ‘Lunatic Sovereign’s Ring’ . >

<You have received the ‘Lunatic Sovereign’s Helmet’ . >

<You have received the ‘Lunatic Sovereign’s Cape’ . >

<King Slayer has offered his favorite horse as a present . >

 

Soon after, a red ring, helmet, and cape appeared on top of Muyoung’s hand .

Swish!

Neeeigh!

And beside him, a huge horse, about 3 meters tall, jumped out .

Its hoofs, tail and mane were blazing with blue fire .

It had dark skin and great big wings like a Pegasus, but Muyoung almost pulled out his sword instinctively, after looking at the creature .

‘A top ranking monster…!’

Even in the Underworld, there weren’t many monsters considered to be in the top ranks .

Usually, people identified dragons and their mixed bloodlines, giants, hydras and other creatures as top ranking monsters .

And the Hellhorse that appeared before Muyoung had the magic power that was comparable to a dragon’s .

Just by facing the creature made Muyoung’s whole body tingle . It became hard for him to breathe and all his pores were dripping with sweat .

Even if the monsters that appeared at the temple were strong, they were merely low ranked .

Something like a Dark Ghoul would barely pass the threshold into the intermediate rankings .

But, all of a sudden, a top-ranked monster appeared .

If it was someone other than Muyoung, they would have fainted already .

The Hellhorse looked down on Muyoung .

Neigh!

Afterward, it snorted heavily .

 

<The ‘Hellhorse’ does not recognize a user that is weaker than itself as its master . >

<Instead, it is willing to help you three times when you’re in need . >

<Are you willing to accept?>

<If you decline, a fight will commence . >

<If you win the fight, you will be acknowledged as its master . >

 

A top ranking monster could wipe out a reasonably sized guild or a clan .

As of now, even if Muyoung gave it all he had, he would be unable to win against the Hellhorse .

For some reason, he didn’t sense any killing intent .

Muyoung quickly calmed down .

It was one of Muyoung’s specialties to adapt to any situation .

When the Hellhorse watched Muyoung instantly return his breathing back to normal, the horse looked surprised as it nickered .


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“I accept . ”

Neigh!

As if it was telling Muyoung, he had made a good decision, it spread its wings widely .

It probably thought it benefited, but Muyoung also did it intentionally .

‘It’s enough . ’

The rewards were more than what he had expected to receive in the beginning .

It was truly impossible to simply tame a top ranking monster .

Even the Dragon Lord had to overcome tens of life-threatening situations and succeed in 10 consecutive achievements in order to tame the Magical Dragon .

For now, being helped 3 times was more than enough .

Just like that, it was the same as a decent guild moving at his command .

Depending on how he used them, these 3 opportunities could prove to be an enormous help .

And Muyoung was one of the few people who could use these opportunities wisely .

‘I could look around a dangerous area . ’

As for now, ‘Hedley Kow’ was all that was on his mind .

A fairy that could transform into any appearance .

In the end, it turns into a Phoenix, if he could just grab hold of the Hedley Kow in that transformed state, he could benefit from it tremendously .

Even though he had a Long-distance Teleportation Magical Item since it was in a Demon God’s territory he didn’t know where to start, but with this, he believed he could advance more quickly than before .

Besides that, couple memories came back to him regarding where he could use the Hellhorse .

‘If I beat it before using all my 3 chances, that will do . ’

Also, if Muyoung grew stronger before he used all his chances, that was good enough .

Or, figured out a way to win .

He had many options .

It was just that it took him time .

Muyoung considered taming the Hellhorse as a ‘definite fact’ .

‘The gate to the Underworld opens in two days . ’

He cleared his mind and nodded .

The Tower appeared on the 25th day . Within just 3 days he was able to overcome the trial and receive a reward greater than what he had imagined .

This was enough to enter the Underworld in two days .

It would be enough to be free from the clutches of the Forest of Death and Wung Chunglin .

‘The past will not repeat itself . ’

In the past, he was kidnapped without being able to even resist them .

Afterwards, with all the different kinds of drugs and brainwashing, he was turned into an absolute perfect assassin .

He lived a meaningless life, like a machine, for 40 years .

Once was more than enough .

Muyoung clenched his teeth .

 

<You have cleared all the conditions . >

<You will now be transported out of the Tower . >

 

Whoooosh – !

Afterwards, a bright light surrounded Muyoung .



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