In a forest with few people.
“I meet my benefactor.”
“It’s called Damun. “We are attending branch manager Yeon Yeon-woon.”
Tang Seoyeon and Damun took turns bowing to a man.
Instead of answering, the man looked around and muttered.
“It looks like your disciple isn’t here.”
Damun swallowed dry saliva and looked around.
Soldiers wearing black blood-covered robes were lying here and there, moaning.
All of them were elites of the Demonic Cult dispatched by the Iron Blood Demon Army.
‘I heard that it had a martial power comparable to that of the Ten Heavenly Emperors, but…’
When I saw it with my own eyes, it was more than I could vaguely imagine.
When they were chased by demons and cornered, a middle-aged man with brain flags wrapped all over his body appeared and helped.
Each and every one of the magicians was an expert who had reached at least the peak level.
The man treated those demons as if they were children.
Even after receiving the joint attack of dozens of elites, he did not suffer a single wound.
‘Should I really call him the branch leader’s teacher? There is no such thing as a monster.’
It was enough to make one wonder why the name of such a person was not yet known to the public.
“If you are the branch leader, you are currently in the camp.”
“is it. “I deliberately chose the noisy one, but it seems my judgment was wrong.”
“We need to get help quickly. There is also a blood-sucking magic agent in the Jinbeop. “The branch manager is in danger.”
“You won’t have to worry. “A trustworthy ally has headed there.”
“The Poison King has come with me.”
Damun’s expression showed surprise.
The poison king.
Isn’t he an absolute master who holds the first place in the Ten Heavenly Emperors?
Tang Seo-yeon asked back, her eyes shining.
“Are you saying your grandfather has come?”
King Dok is the head of the Taesang family of the Sacheondang family.
He was a grandfather to Tang Seo-yeon.
He was the leader of the squadron who passed over the position of head of the family to his son, Dangbaekgun, and retired from the front line ten years ago.
The middle-aged man nodded once and asked Damun.
“Is Changmyeong Palace also within the camp?”
“Two masters of Hwagyeong and a poison king. “No matter how much of a vampire demon he is, he won’t be able to withstand that level of power.”
“…I think it would be better to leave it to the three of us to catch the vampire and then subdue the demons that formed the siege.”
“It’s good that you understand quickly.”
The man, Dokgo Woojin, had a faint smile on his lips.
White electric current wrapped around his entire body like armor.
Damun thought while looking at him like that.
It’s like seeing the Thunder God in a folktale.
* * *
“Can you move?”
The man in black looked at me from the corner of his eye and asked.
A tone of concern.
At least I felt like he wasn’t a person who was hostile to me.
To be honest, it wasn’t okay, but I forced myself to nod my head and reassure him.
If you can’t help, shouldn’t you at least avoid holding on to your ankles?
“It looks like you have a lot of things you want to ask me.”
“It looks like it’s difficult to even talk. “Let’s talk about it later.”
“You’ve had a hard time. “Leave the rest to me and take care of yourself first.”
As soon as the man in black finished speaking, the vampire swung his sword.
The sudden attack of Choshik tore the black martial arts uniform to shreds.
The vampire’s eyes widened.
The black man’s new form seemed to disappear into thin air, but the next moment it appeared behind the vampire.
It was truly a ghost-like movement.
It’s a walking technique that deceives even the senses of an absolute expert.
The life-sucking demon spun the new form like a top and ejected a bunch of swords.
The man in black swung his black-stained hand and struck them all away.
The air screamed as the two warriors clashed.
The ground shook as if there had been an earthquake, and a huge storm swept through the area.
Contrary to what was expected, the fight went one-sided.
Surprisingly, the man in black showed a consistent advantage over the vampire.
Even considering that he was poisoned by a bloodsucking demon and suffered internal injuries, it was impossible to deny the surprising inaction.
A sword sticking out from the black man’s sleeve pierced through the self-defense equipment and stuck in the vampire’s shoulder.
A suppressed moan flowed from the vampire’s mouth.
He glared at the man in black with bloodshot eyes and muttered as if chewing.
“Someone said it was a poison king. “I should have noticed when I saw you roaming freely through the poison-filled camp.”
“I guess I should thank you for recognizing this even though it’s late.”
“Damn it. Looking at his appearance, I would believe that he is not an old man dying of old age, but a middle-aged man in his fifties. “What kind of magic trick have you used?”
“It’s not like witchcraft. “Unlike you, I managed it well.”
“Just like me, you should eat only good food every day and have a healthy lifestyle. Oh, and don’t forget to get regular checkups from a competent doctor.”
“Please stop your useless gossip.”
“It’s like that even if you give me kind advice. “What on earth are you going to do with me?”
“Do you think I don’t know your shallow tricks?”
“It’s obvious that it’s a poisonous person’s strategy. “Aren’t you just taking time and waiting for my physical condition to worsen?”
“Did it look like that?”
The man in black shook his head with a wry smile.
He said, aiming his black-stained palm at the vampire demon.
“I’m sorry we had to face it this way.”
“I wanted to have a fight with you in perfect condition.”
“If it’s that bad, you can just let me go.”
“You can’t do that. “How could I miss such a golden opportunity?”
The vampire gnashed his teeth together making a ‘clack’ sound.
He threw down the sword in his hand and kicked the ground.
However, the direction was not towards the black man, but towards me, who was struggling to escape the battlefield by crawling across the ground.
It was clearly visible that his intention was to keep the poisonous king in check through swordsmanship and then take hostages to overcome the situation.
‘After all the bravado, the only strategy you came up with was a hostage situation?’
I sneered as I stared at the vampire demon who was quickly closing the distance.
The Eight Demon Lords were also humans after all.
In the face of life-threatening danger, I had no pride or anything else.
Thud, thud, thud!
The arrow that flew in with a heavy piercing sound put the brakes on the vampire’s movements.
Bangcheoksam ran towards me as if he was flying, grabbed me by the back, and kicked me straight to the ground.
The Vampire Demon roared and tried to chase after him, but the Poison King did not just watch.
“You’re doing something unpleasant.”
The Dog King is also an expert who has stepped into the realm of absolute perfection.
There were limits to restraining his movements with only sword techniques.
“You show your back during a fight. Did I look that funny?”
In the blink of an eye, the Poison King, who had taken over the back of the vampire demon, lashed out with his right hand, engulfed in an ominous energy.
The blood-sucking demon hurriedly turned his body and struck back with his left hand.
At the moment of contact, the vampire demon’s face was distorted.
It was a poisonous poison that a poisoner who had reached absolute heights decided to commit.
Presumably, the miasma that had flowed through the joined hands was running rampant through the vampire’s body.
As I accepted the wooden box handed to me by Bangcheoksam and watched the fight between the two absolute masters, I was filled with sorrow.
‘I feel refreshed inside.’
If possible, I wanted to pluck the stem with my own hands, but watching the blood-sucking demon slowly become addicted and die a painful death had its own charm.
At one point, I really thought I was going to die.
Fortunately, friendly forces came to help in time and he was able to save his life.
I wonder why Dokwang and not Dokgo Woojin came to help me, but whatever.
What was important was that there was an opportunity to eliminate the enemy’s strongest force.
‘The true law… is practically broken. Most of the fog has cleared.’
I opened the lid of the wooden box and took out one of the two pills inside.
In the past, when the Heuksi (黑市) was held in Shaanxi (陝西), it was a Xiaomingdan (小明丹) purchased for a hundred gold coins.
The highest quality internal injury medicine made only in Wudang Mountain.
I had left it to Bangcheoksam in advance because I thought there might be a need for it to be used.
‘If I had possessed it myself, there is a high probability that it would have been lost during the fight with the vampire demon.’
It was called Angeowisa (安居危思) and Anbulmangwi (安不忘危).
It was worth assuming the worst and preparing for it.
After chewing and swallowing the sweet pill with a strong medicinal scent, I looked back at Bangcheoksam and said.
“There is no need to protect the law. “First of all, please help Senior Poison King and try to suppress the vampire.”
“Are you sure it’s okay?”
“Now that the distance has increased this much, it will be okay. “In that situation, there is no way the Vampire Demon will defeat the poison king, but if he decides to run away, a troublesome situation may arise.”
“Senior Changmyeonggung, please take on the role of keeping the vampire demon in check to prevent it from escaping.”
* * *
I returned to the guesthouse with Bangcheoksam’s support and collapsed on the bed.
My whole body was a mess.
His body became a rag, and his blood vessels and organs suffered severe damage.
If I hadn’t taken Somyeongdan and administered first aid, I might have been on the brink of death by now.
“…What kind of thing is this?”
Dokgo Woo-jin, who appeared late, pulled a chair next to the bed and sat down.
As I was changing my clothes with the help of Bangcheoksam, I scratched the back of my head with an embarrassed expression.
“sorry. “It must not have been easy to leave Mount Cheongseong and go to another place, leaving my family behind.”
“You don’t have to worry. I went to the Cheongseong Sect and asked them to protect me. “For now, worry about yourself first.”
“But I never thought that the King of Poison would come to Gwiju with Master. “Did you also have a relationship with the poison king?”
“Rather than a friendship, I would say it’s just a matter of acquaintance. He sometimes visits my residence. “Because I need a companion.”
“How are you feeling?”
“It’s not as serious as it looks. “I’m a little dizzy because I lost so much blood.”
Thanks to Cheon Jambo, the vital area was not cut and first aid was administered by taking medication for internal injuries.
Although it was not a minor injury, he could recover his health if he took time to heal.
“First of all, practice some luck. “Right now, it would be better to take care of yourself rather than ask about my circumstances.”
“I am interrogating the demons I have captured so far.”