The Novel's Extra - chapter-284
Yoo Yeonha and I arrived in North Pyeongan Province. Back when I was
still in Cube, North Pyeongan Province was still an abandoned land due to
the number of monsters in the area and its arid land. Another reason was
that it was close to Manchuria, which was filled with barbaric Djinns.
“…A lot has changed, huh.”
But now, North Pyeongan Province was completely different from before. It
was as if I was on a completely different part of Earth. Although
buildings weren’t built tall due to potential monster attacks, magic
engineering techniques had turned the place into a high-tech city.
AI machines ran around the streets, and I could see soldiers carrying
‘magic lasers’ rather than guns.
“You told me to invest in abandoned land, so that’s what I did.
Immigrants will flock here soon.”
Yoo Yeonha spoke curtly.
“Oh, yeah… I did say that, huh.”
I scratched my cheek awkwardly. I did text her about a few business
ideas, but I never expected the proud Yoo Yeonha to go through with it.
Maybe this was thanks to my luck too.
“I guess there are a lot of foreigners.”
Most of the people walking about were foreigners. People from all over
the world had gathered here, perhaps because their home country was too
dangerous or because they simply admired Korea.
“100% of the land here belongs to me. It’s not just North Pyeongan
Province. North Hamgyeong Province, Chagang Province, and Yanggang
Province, which were all abandoned during Outcall, were reclaimed by
Essence of the Strait.”
“Oh? Good job.”
“North Hamgyeong Province and North Pyeongan Province went through the
biggest change. In addition to residential buildings, they now even have
schools, academies, Hunter’s associations, among others. They still
can’t be compared to Seoul, but about 2 million immigrants live there
now. As you can see, we’re doing our best to contribute to society.”
“…Yeah, that’s great.”
I walked as I listened to Yoo Yeonha’s self-praise. Walking past
immigrants who were speaking Korean, we arrived in front of a hospital
surrounded by a magic barrier.
A nurse was waiting for us led us inside. We followed her past an empty
hallway into an elevator.
Yoo Yeonha pressed basement 6F.
With a ding, the elevator door opened.
“…Are we in the 70s?”
The 6th basement floor of the hospital was built like a residential area.
It almost looked like we traveled back in time through the elevator, as
houses were built in traditional style with old TVs and even rotary
Seeing that I was confused, Yoo Yeonha explained.
“They built it like this on purpose so that Nine Stars Oh Jaejin-nim
doesn’t go berserk. He was living in hiding in an old village on Jeju
Island. This floor is a replica of the village.”
I imagined the damage a 10-star magician could cause. It was undoubtedly
best to eliminate anything that could provoke him.
We entered a large house. Yoo Yeonha took off her shoes and stood in
front of the sliding door of the house’s main room. I followed after
Yoo Yeonha knocked, and a reply immediately sounded.
The aged voice was that of a woman’s.
I walked into the room with Yoo Yeonha.
The warm, rural look of the room reminded me of my grandparents’ house.
Inside, a husband and wife pair were looking at us.
“…Hello, I’m Yoo Yeonha. This person is Kim Hajin.”
We both bowed. The old couple greeted us with smiles.
“Nice to meet you both. My name is Yi Yoon-Ok. Dear, you should say hi
“…I’m Oh Jaejin.”
Oh Jaejin replied briefly.
He seemed cold and sharp and was exactly what I imagined a magician would
look like with his long beard and long hair.
“Nice to meet you.”
“Since I don’t have much time, let’s cut to the chase. I hear you
have a way of curing my side-effect?”
Oh Jaejin went straight to the point.
“Yes, it’s possible.”
Hearing my confident reply, Yi Yoon-Ok’s face brightened. But Oh Jaejin
didn’t say anything. He stared at me and blinked a few times. Then, he
turned to his wife.
He spoke, “…Mom, I’m hungry~”
“Ah… there he goes again. Don’t worry, just tell me and I’ll
relay the information to him later.”
“I’m hungry~ I’m hungry~ I’m hungry~!”
The old Gandalf began to throw a tantrum.
I was a bit caught off guard, but I didn’t panic and took out the
ingredients I brought along with a mortar.
“Shamrock plant, Otoren, pure light plant, essence of emerald, and
Minotaur’s horn. They’re all medicinal ingredients from the Tower of
“I’ll eat them!”
Oh Jaejin quickly tried to snatch the ingredients away, but I put them in
a mortar before he could get his hands on them.
With my astonishing dexterity and Stigma’s magic power, I crushed the
ingredients and forged them into a pill. Yi Yoon-Ok, Yoo Yeonha, and Oh
Jaejin all observed my godly pill-making skills in a daze.
Soon, a total of five pills came out.
The pills came with various effects, but I erased most of them with
‘Setting Intervention’ and added ‘Dementia Side-effect Reversal’
as their only effect.
Each pill took 70SP to make, and the ingredients cost 100,000TP
350SP and 100,000TP were not cheap, but it wasn’t expensive if I could
win over Oh Jaejin.
“These pills with cure Nine Stars Oh Jaejin-nim’s side-effect.”
Yi Yoon-Ok looked at the pills in my hand with a shocked look.
“But I would like you to promise me something.”
One pill every two weeks.
“Once he is cured, he has to help humanity.”
When I handed the pills to Yi Yoon-Ok, she nodded firmly.
“Of course, even if I stop him, he will want to do so more than anyone
else. My husband is the most heroic Hero I know.”
Unsurprisingly, Yi Yoon-Ok had great trust in her husband.
Yoo Yeonha spoke as soon as we left the hospital.
“…That went better than I expected.”
We didn’t need to convince them much.
In a way, it was to be expected. The Nine Stars were Heroes chosen by the
people based on their strength and character.
The only thing stopping them from helping humanity was the side-effect of
their abilities. As long as that problem was settled, most of the Nine
Stars should be happy to help.
“…By the way, do you know about this?”
It seemed Yoo Yeonha still had more to say.
“This is top-secret info, but I hear Black Lotus helped the Hero
Association with their Orden Mission.”
Black Lotus. The words made me flinch every time I heard it, but I nodded
“Right, so… are you not going to participate?”
“Me? I care about my life. What if Black Lotus kills me?”
“Pft… Right, you did kill Black Lotus in the Tower. I guess you
brought it upon yourself then.”
Oblivious to the truth, Yoo Yeonha giggled.
“Now that I think about it, you really are amazing.”
“…Thanks. And by the way…”
Thinking that the conversation would become harder to navigate, I quickly
changed the topic.
“What are you up to these days?”
“Busy as always. Even busier, actually.”
“You know, with the demon towns and demon merchants that suddenly
appeared… I have to think of ways to get DP.”
“What are you going to do with DP?”
This was an important question. I wasn’t sure how to use the 1.8
million DP I got through the lottery. I was sure Yoo Yeonha would give me
a good idea.
“A lot. Buying artifacts from other dimensions are one, but what’s
even more important is DP being an instant currency. If you want a
building, you can buy it. If you want gold, you can buy it. If you want a
weapon, you can buy it. You can build an entire city in 3 seconds if you
have enough DP.”
“Mm, I see.”
“DP can become anything, making it revolutionary. We will no longer
have to wait for a project to finish or for research to be over.”
I nodded and took out the [Anything Checkbook].
[Anything Checkbook] [8-star] ＊Effective Good＊
—A checkbook that can pay out anything. The receiver of this check must
also carry out what he was paid for.
I wrote down 1 million DP and gave the check to Yoo Yeonha who was
staring at me weirdly.
“1 million DP.”
Yoo Yeonha took the check with a bewildered look.
“You’ll have a million won when everyone else has a thousand. You
should be able to control the market with this, right?”
“Um, what is this again?”
“It’s a check for DP. Just tear it, and you’ll get 1 million DP.”
“What are you talking about….”
Yoo Yeonha grumbled as she tore the check in half. My DP fell into her
hands immediately as I was left with only 800,000 DP.
Yoo Yeonha’s eyes popped out about 2 meters into the air. She looked
even more surprised than when she found out that I was alive.
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I grinned seeing the flustered Yoo Yeonha.
“1 million DP. I’m investing it, not giving it away for free, so use
it to drive the market. You can do whatever you want with it, but half of
what you achieve is going to be mine, okay?”
“Well, that’s obvious, but how did you make a million DP? Hunting
demonic beasts shouldn’t be enough to….”
‘No, wait, am I dreaming?’ Yoo Yeonha shook her head and slapped her
cheeks. She snapped out only after her cheeks turned red.
“Wow… hehe, hehehe.”
Yoo Yeonha smiled brightly after realizing she wasn’t dreaming.
It was an ambitionist’s smile stemming from pure bliss of being able to
get ahead of her competitors.
…On the other hand, a meeting was underway within the Hero Association.
In truth, it was more of a debate than a meeting. Only three people were
present as well.
“I hear Heynckes has returned.”
The current chairman of the Hero Association, Yi Yookho, spoke. His bald
head shined brightly under the room’s light.
“What do you think? Chae Joochul and Heynckes should be able to kill
Orden if they work together.”
The man who responded was the former president of Korea, Kim Sukho.
“It’s not impossible, but I don’t think Chae Joochul would be
willing to take any loss….”
“With Black Lotus and Kim Suho, it should be easier.”
Kim Sukho flinched when he heard Yi Yookho mention this name.
He had even hired Mountain Sage to assassinate him, but Black Lotus
survived, while he lost contact with them. It was clear what that
As such, Kim Sukho wasn’t fond of Black Lotus.
At that moment, the third member of the meeting spoke up.
“But Black Lotus is too expensive. Accepting the price they put out
would put the association in a deep hole.” The third member brought up
a financial concern. “They’re skilled, yes, but they’re also too
expensive. Those dogs don’t know what they’re worth.”
Yi Yookho retorted, “It’s better than losing to Orden. Didn’t you
see the decree that arrogant fool sent? Plus, feeding your hunting dog
isn’t a waste. The tougher it is, the more you have to feed.”
This week, Orden had threatened the Hero Association and various
countries with an official decree. He said he would declare war if his
decree was not released to the public.
The third member nodded in response to Yi Yookho, “…Then I guess we
have no choice.”
Kim Sukho stared at the third member with a look of expectation.
If each of them had 33% of authority over the Association, the final 1%
likely belonged to the third member as not only did he possess authority
but also ‘strength’.
“We’ll just have to put down the dog after the hunt is over.”
Kim Sukho liked what he was hearing.
I returned to Pandemonium and put on my Black Lotus Uniform. It was
confirmed that the Chameleon Troupe would participate in the Orden
“Are you ready?” Boss asked.
“Yes, I am.”
“Oh~ Black really does look good on you.” Cheok Jungyeong commented
from the side.
I shrugged and asked, “What happened to the assassins? Did you find out
who was behind them?”
“No, they wouldn’t spit it out no matter what we did.”
“Mm… well, that’s to be expected from Mountain Sage. What about Jin
“She’s still imprisoned. She’s a tough one too. We sent Droon to
her expecting her to get a bit scared, but she got even feistier.”
Droon’s Mimyo had multiple abilities. One of them was an illusion spell
called ‘Illusory Death’, which was specialized for torture. But it
probably didn’t work on Jin Sahyuk.
“She even withstood the Banshee’s Curse, so it’ll be hard to crack
If anything, her endurance was top-notch. Anything less than the
Banshee’s Curse probably wouldn’t leave a dent in her mental strength.
“Mm, I see… Oi, you guys, get over here!” Cheok Jungyeong suddenly
Then, the slow-moving members of the Chameleon Troupe quickly arrived.
“Geez, stop being so loud. It’s unsightly.” Setryn muttered. “You
don’t need to roar for us to hear you either.”
Following her, Khalifa, Jin Yohan, Droon, Jain, and Kaita (who managed to
not die) arrived. Eight of us, including me and Boss, would participate
in today’s mission.
“Quiet. Now that everyone’s here, open the portal, Khalifa.”
Khalifa opened the portal at Boss’ command.
An oval portal appeared in the air, and burning heat blew out from inside.
The moment we all stepped into the portal, an emergency sound rang out
from my smartwatch.
—Emergency news. The Monster King, Orden, sent a video to news agencies
all over the world along with a decree. He has threatened to declare war
if the decree is not released to the public. As such, after careful
consideration, the government has decided to release the decree…
Same time, immediately after members of the Chameleon Troupe left for
Jin Sahyuk barely managed to remove the magic power suppressors on her
wrists. Her body was drenched in sweat as she breathed a sigh of relief.
It was thanks to the two stats, Nonobservance and Distortion, she gained
after the recent incident.
[Nonobservance] allowed her to ignore some of the magic power suppressors
power, and [Distortion] strengthened the power of her Reality
“Bastards, just you wait….”
Jin Sahyuk staggered up. Although she was trapped in the Chameleon
Troupe’s jail cell for a long time, she had still heard about the
changes that happened outside.
Demon Realm Transformation and demon merchants.
Things had progressed as Bell foretold, so the next situation would be
the descent of Baal.
In other words, it wouldn’t be long until she could return to Akatrina.
After collecting her breath and recharging her magic power, Jin Sahyuk
closed her eyes and transmitted her will.
—Bell, you son of a bitch, where are you?
Although she wasn’t too familiar with using Mental Transmission, her
sheer talent gave her more than enough edge.
—Oh? You got released, Sahyuk~?
—Shut it. Where are you?
—I’m with Rumi in an underground fortress.
Jin Sahyuk frowned. ‘What the hell happened while I was imprisoned
—It’s an advance base built in subterranean Africa. It’s to kill
Orden. Kim Suho’s here too.
‘I missed out on so much fun!’ Jin Sahyuk frowned.
—I’m heading over too.
—Mm? No, you can’t. Kim Suho will find out if you do. Plus, something
urgent just happened.
—Orden wants to talk to the public.
‘Talk to the public? The hell does that mean?’ Jin Sahyuk wanted to
ask, but she wasn’t familiar with the Mental Transmission technique and
got a headache. As such, she made a portal. Her first goal was to escape
from this damned prison.
But thinking about it a second time, leaving this place seemed like a bad
idea. Her relationship with the Chameleon Troupe would end if she left.
Perhaps it was better to stay here for Kim Hajin…
At that moment, a lightbulb lit up in her head.
Jin Sahyuk materialized the ‘inventory’ she made with Reality
Manipulation and took out a card from it.
[Body Double] [6-star] ＊Effective Good＊
—Creates a puppet that looks and acts like you. (Ignition Keyword –
—The puppet will last for 150 days, and you can switch places with the
puppet at any time.
The moment she muttered the ignition keyword, a puppet identical to Jin
Sahyuk popped out. Jin Sahyuk put the magic power suppressors on the
puppet and gave it a command.
“Act like me as much as possible. Go crazy.”
The puppet stared at Jin Sahyuk blankly before nodding.
With a satisfied smile, Jin Sahyuk went through the portal.