The Novel's Extra - chapter-266
I stayed still for a long time. I wasn’t sure how to react to Jin
Seyeon’s sudden confession. And while I was pondering, Jin Seyeon spoke
“It hasn’t been that long since I found out about this. I pestered my
friend over and over again… over again… Oregon…”
My eyebrows naturally furrowed at Jin Seyeon’s strange joke. Jin Seyeon
snickered and shook her head.
“I’m just kidding. Sorry.”
“Erm… so you heard from your friend?”
I stared at her face. Jin Seyeon wasn’t meant to be an important
character in the original story. Despite having the status of a
Master-rank Hero, she was given little screen time. Since I didn’t
write anything special about her background, the co-author would have had
free rein to add whatever he wanted.
“Friend… Is it Yoo Jinhyuk?”
Yoo Jinhyuk was the only one who knew my past and would tell someone else
about it. It seemed I guessed right as Jin Seyeon’s flinched slightly.
“As I thought, you knew.”
“He’s a well-known person.”
“Kuhum… Well, to be honest, he didn’t tell me much. I’ve known
Jinhyuk since we were young, so I could tell by his facial expressions.
He can’t hide things from me, hahaha.”
Jin Seyeon laughed. But in the next moment, she put on a bitter
expression and stared back at me.
“…I knew since a long time ago that there was a survivor of that
incident. I investigated it myself. Two years ago, I found out that you,
Kim Hajin, might be that survivor, and I’ve been wanting to meet you
ever since. Of course, I had to confirm my suspicions first.”
Jin Seyeon’s serious voice flowed into my ears. I maintained my silence.
“So I went to see Jinhyuk. He didn’t answer my questions, but his
I didn’t have Chundong’s memories, so I didn’t know what Chundong
knew about the incident.
This unexplainable past only proved that I didn’t belong in this place.
That I had only replaced Chundong’s place and that the past of the
person known as Kim Hajin didn’t exist in this world.
“My father died in the Kwang-Oh Evacuation Shelter. Jin Younghwan, that
was his name. He should have been the strongest and the bravest Hero. He
met his death while protecting the civilians in the shelter.”
Jin Younghwan. He also wasn’t one of the characters I wrote, but I knew
his name from the diary Yoo Yeonha showed me.
I spoke curtly.
“…And what are you getting at?”
Jin Seyeon smiled. It seemed she made thorough preparation for this
“No matter how fake this world is… we can’t just abandon it and run
away. Just like how my father didn’t escape from Kwang-Oh.”
I looked at my hand. The lines of my palm were stretched out
complicatedly like a spider web.
“There is this quote from a book I really like.”
At that moment, Jin Seyeon brought up a quote from a book she once read.
“To confront what must be confronted.”
My eyes widened. In this world, Korean history was one of the most
important subjects taught in schools. The book, ‘Namhansanseong
Fortress’, was naturally a best seller in this world.
“I think I’ve read that book before.”
The only memory I shared with the people of this world, a part of the
‘Earth’ recorded in my setting.
I made a bitter smile.
“Let’s fight, not run away.”
Jin Seyeon spoke tenderly with a warm smile.
The next day, Aileen approached me while I was stretching.
“What beautiful weather.”
Aileen looked up at the sky with somewhat drowsy eyes. She looked quite
exhausted. It must be because she spent quite a bit of magic power while
interrogating Raylen last night.
I grinned and spoke.
“It’s the effect of the crystal shard Raylen brought. It improves the
weather within a 6km radius around it.”
The two crystals Raylen brought had different effects. The first one
improved the weather within a 6km radius, and the second amplified the
power of a weapon.
“…I see. I guess I’ll do some stretching too.”
One, two, one, two…
Aileen stretched for about 15 seconds before stopping. She then stole a
glance at me before yelping.
“Aah… I’m suddenly dizzy…”
She stuttered like a falling leaf and fell down on the ground.
I stared at her blankly. She spoke with rough breathing sounds.
She wanted chocolate. I laughed and threw one over, and she shot up
“Anyways, are you confident?”
“Hm? What do you mean? Nom, nom.”
Aileen asked while nibbling on the chocolate.
“I heard you decided to fight too.”
“…Who do you think I am?”
Gulp. Aileen swallowed the chocolate and glared at me with a pout.
“Old Man Chae Joochul killed a devil by himself, so why can’t I?”
“I guess you’re right.”
I laughed and nodded. Then suddenly, Aileen put on a strange face.
“So, what’s your relationship with Jin Sahyuk? I heard you guys
talking about the fake king, real king thing.”
“Oh, that? It’s a secret.”
I threw Aileen another chocolate before she could get mad.
Nom, nom, nom— Aileen nibbled on the chocolate quietly.
“Alright, let’s go train.”
“…I’ll let you go this time since this chocolate’s so good.”
Aileen and I then headed to the training hall.
When Misteltein destroyed the shell of the Tower of Wish, it absorbed a
portion of the Tower’s essence. Absorbing this divine power completed
[Awakened – Wish Sword]
▷「Wish Sword」 [Pinnacle-grade] [Composite-attribute of Fighting,
Light, and Holy]
*The ringing of the holy sword pierces the mind and shakes the heart.
*The height of all swords. Can form sword qi and sword reinforcement
freely. Becomes one with the user. Stays by the user’s side eternally.
—Divine Power Release
*Can gather divine power around your sword and shoot it out
Misteltein’s final form, Wish Sword.
It could form sword qi and sword reinforcement without the use of magic
power, and together with Kim Suho’s Gift, Sword Saint, it could even
cut space and time.
However, Kim Suho didn’t reveal this sword to the higher-ups of the
Hero Association. They questioned his gains from the Tower for a long
time, and Kim Suho only replied that he received three pieces of paper
and a single item.
The Association heads didn’t believe him for obvious reasons. They even
invited an agent whose Gift could detect lies. However, Kim Suho cut the
Gift of the investigating agent, turning his lie into truth.
“…Really? That’s all you got from the Tower?”
Even Yun Seung-Ah was flustered by it. She was looking forward to hearing
what Kim Suho gained from conquering the Tower of Wish. Since the Tower
wasn’t destroyed, she hoped the Tower would become Kim Suho’s
possession. At the very least, she hoped he would gain an infinite supply
of entrance tickets…
“That’s unexpectedly cheap. The journey must have been the reward.”
This was Yoo Yeonha’s assessment. Chae Nayun widened her eyes.
“Damn, can I quote you on that? ‘The journey is the reward.’”
“…It’s nothing special.”
“So then what was the item you got?”
Yun Seung-Ah quickly asked.
“Ah, it’s this.”
Kim Suho proudly explained the rewards he received: [Lv.11 Flying Cape],
[Supporter Summon Coupon], and two [Point Coupons]. The summon coupon was
especially noteworthy since it meant he could summon the ‘Witch’.
“Oh… I see.”
Yun Seung-Ah nodded. The summon coupon sounded useful, though the word,
‘witch’, bothered her slightly.
“Suho, can you write down your bank account?”
Yoo Yeonha tapped on her smartwatch and asked.
Kim Suho tilted his head.
“Bank account? Why?”
“Our guild put a bounty on the Tower. We’re supposed to reward
whoever conquered it.”
Yun Seung-Ah openly expressed her discontent.
“You put up a bounty? Wasn’t that for your guild members only?”
“No, we decided to give it to whoever conquered the Tower. For the
record, it’s 10 billion won.”
“It’s fine, we don’t need it. We’re not that desp— wait, 10
what? 10 billion?”
Yun Seung-Ah’s eyes widened. Yoo Yeonha smiled proudly and nodded.
“Yes, 10 billion won. Suho can also ask for items worth 10 billion
Yun Seung-Ah became speechless. Korean won was the most stable currency
in the world. 10 billion won wasn’t a small amount by any means.
“You guys are that rich?”
“Of course. Even the mansion I live in is worth tens of billions of
Seeing Yun Seung-Ah at a loss for words, Yoo Yeonha furrowed her brows.
“Aren’t you underestimating us too much? Including our subsidiary
businesses, we make more in a month than Creator’s Sacred Grace does in
Yun Seung-Ah had no choice but to keep her mouth shut. Essence Dynamics,
Essential Pharmacy, Essence University, Essence Foundation, etc….
Essence of the Strait’s subsidiaries were indeed famous and were only
gaining more fame as time went on.
“Suho, give her your bank info. Let’s take the 10 billion….”
Yun Seung-Ah spoke dejectedly.
Kim Suho wrote down his bank account. Then, he stared at Yoo Yeonha.
His expression turned serious. He had many questions he wanted to ask her.
“Tell me about Hajin. I heard Orden kidnapped him.”
Kim Suho’s voice was filled with uncharacteristic rage.
The preparation for the battle progressed smoothly. Plerion’s soldiers
and knights were trained day and night, and we planned a strategy.
Since Puharen was overcome with rage and fear, he should lack the ability
to discern traps. We decided to use that to our advantage.
We spent the past two weeks digging a huge trap. Inside a hole big enough
to fit Puharen’s huge devilized body, we inscribed a magic power
powerful enough to blow up any monster.
Meanwhile, Plerion’s king, Prihi, personally oversaw the cultivation of
crops and raising of livestock. Thanks to her effort and encouragement,
everyone regained trust in their king, and Plerion now felt more like a
However, there wasn’t much time.
“…The devil is arriving.”
On a night of the full moon, the footsteps of the devil who destroyed
Schupert’s territory rumbled.
“Yes, I can see him.”
Civilians were evacuated to the farthest part of the city, while we came
out to the outskirts along with Plerion’s soldiers and knights. We
stood on the castle walls and stared out into the darkness. A devil with
a huge body and a bull-like head marched towards Plerion while emitting
“If we can get through this, we’ll grow stronger by another realm. We
can do it.”
Jin Seyeon gave words of encouragement.
“We can return home once this is over, right…?”
“Of course, don’t worry.”
Seo Youngji and Yi Yongha consoled each other. Was there really nothing
going on between them?
“Quiet, you two. Stopping crying all the time.”
“He’s coming. Get ready.”
Along with Aileen’s annoyed grumbling and Shin Jonghak’s tense
murmuring, everyone prepared for battle.
I stared at the slowly sauntering giant. The devil seemed to get bigger
the closer it got. My heart beat, and fear struck me. A part of me wanted
to run away.
I took a deep breath and took a look around me.
Divine Archer Jin Seyeon, Spirit Speech Master Aileen, Assassin Seo
Youngji, Hellfire Yi Yongha, Final Boss Jin Sahyuk, and Vegeta/Black
Flame Dragon – Shin Jonghak.
Since I also had the Authority, [Devil Hunter], I believe we could win.
With a trembling heart, I took out my bullets.
I used [Lv.10 Synthesis] on the 300 sniper bullets I had. I fused a
hundred bullets into one to increase its destructive power. Then, I added
a [Continental Fragment Piece] to the bullet.
[Continental Fragment Piece]
—Crystal that maintains the Recorded Past.
—Amplifies the power of the weapon it is embedded in.
The preparation was finished.
“I’ll make the first move.”
I climbed up to the watchtower. At the same time, I activated my ultimate
skill, [Complete Understanding of Spirit Power].
Crimson sparks crackled around my body. A sense of omnipotence surged up
from my body along with a bottomless supply of energy.
I transformed the Desert Eagle into a sniper rifle. It was time to apply
various strengthening effects to the gun.
I used Random Consolidation System on the bullet and gun, boosted my
body’s stats with every effect [Medicinal Memory Physique] had,
utilized [Aether] and [Algorithm], used [Partial Devilization] on my
right arm, poured 5 streaks of Stigma into the bullet, and even used
[Overclocking] to boost Stigma.
Overclocking used my lifeforce to add additional streaks of Stigma. The
process made me twist in pain, like someone was twisting a knife inside
my body. Even so, I clenched my teeth and endured until the 6th and 7th
streaks of Stigma went into the bullet.
Stigma surpassed its limits, and a clearly visible aura erupted from the
Desert Eagle. Magic power and spirit power swirled together to form a
This was the strongest attack I could muster.
At that moment, the devil finally stepped on the trap. Tree roots and
magma erupted, restraining the devil’s movements. At the same time,
Aileen activated Spirit Speech.
“A lightning bolt is going to strike down—!”
Lighting flashed, stopping the devil’s movement for a moment.
I aimed my gun at the devil’s vital point, its belly button. Although
it was protected by a barrier of demonic energy, the anti-magic property
I imbued into my bullet would easily pierce through it.
As such, there was no need to hesitate.
I pulled the trigger.
In that instant, it felt like my soul was being shot out. A loud bang
My body shot backwards from the recoil, and the Desert Eagle’s chamber
The bullet flew fiercely, spiraling forward with a huge torrent of
energy. Even my eyes couldn’t estimate its speed.
The bullet touched the devil’s barrier. Stigma’s magic power
destroyed the barrier in an instant and dug into his skin. Soon, it
pierced through the devil’s body and destroyed his organs.
The devil screamed. He spat out a mouthful of blood before falling down
on the… ground?
Why did he suddenly fall?
Aileen’s voice rang out. She looked just as shocked as me.
The devil completely collapsed, and a huge earthquake rumbled.
The devil didn’t move even an inch after falling. It seemed as though
it was completely dead.
“…The heck? Did he die?”
Aileen murmured quietly.
She wasn’t the only one who was surprised.
Shin Jonghak, who jumped down from the castle wall, Jin Seyeon, who was
ready to shoot her magic arrows, Yi Yongha, who had his hellfire ready,
and Jin Sahyuk, who was watching the whole thing… everyone looked up at
me in a daze.
Then, Jin Sahyuk jumped up to the watchtower.
“Kim Hajin, you….”
Jin Sahyuk was about to say something when she suddenly put on a shocked
“Y-Your eyes are bleeding!”
I was about to ask what the hell she was talking about when a cough came
out of my mouth.
Blood splurted out. At the same time, my vision turned blurry. I
staggered back and forth, feeling nauseous.
“Hey! Snap out of it!”
Jin Sahyuk held me up. I emptied my stomach as she supported me.
Reddish-black blood and vomit came out of my mouth like a waterfall. My
eyes closed. The last thing I saw was the deep red bloody vomit I spat
Jin Sahyuk’s voice cut off.
Several alerts popped up in the darkness. [The devil…], [Devil
But there was only one alert that caught my attention.
[You used three years of your lifespan through Overclocking.]