: There was something I wanted to find out by interrogating the film crew.
‘A warrior from the Beast Palace that I saw a while ago. There is a need to understand how he became a member of the film corps.’
Yeongeumdae was a military organization under the direct control of the Ma cult leader.
All of the warriors belonging to the group were skilled individuals who had been selected and taught by the cult leader.
At least that’s what I knew until now.
‘It’s not that strange for a warrior from the Beast Palace to commit himself to the Demonic Cult. ‘Because those who have learned magic are ostracized in the same way, whether in the Jungwon or the Namman.’
If a person who has not attained the Reverse Blood Retardation learns magic, there is a high probability that he or she will become a madman.
In other words, it is rare, but there are definitely people who remain sane even after learning magic.
‘The warrior of the Beast Palace, who had come into contact with the demonic arts, left Namman and entered the religion. It’s possible up to this point. The problem is…’
How could a foreigner who was not from Jamma-dong become a member of the English Music Academy?
Of course, film corps members are selected through strict screening.
There’s no way he could be given the task of inspecting the school simply because he’s excellent at martial arts.
Aren’t the talented people that the Ma Clan master liked selected?
In the first place, it was impossible to list one’s name in the directory delivered to the religious leader unless one’s identity had been clearly verified.
Therefore, I suspected that there might be some kind of connection between the Demonic Cult and the Beast Palace.
What if the group member in question was not a deserter but a warrior officially dispatched by the Beast Palace?
What if the reason the religious leader assigned him to the Youngeumdae, a military organization under his direct control, was not simply out of whim but for smooth exchange with the Beast Palace?
‘It may be unlikely, though.’
It was worth checking it out.
What if there really is a point of contact between the Beast Palace and the Demonic Cult?
‘My head hurts just thinking about it.’
While rubbing my chin and thinking, I looked back at Seo-yeon Tang and asked.
“Could you please borrow some dead soul poison?”
* * *
“I was trapped in heavenly land.”
“The Hwayang Sangdan put a bounty on our heads. Because the amount was so large, it is said that all the nearby Segawa clans came forward.”
“What nonsense is that!”
After hearing his subordinate’s report, Il-ho made a blank expression.
It’s a mess.
When on earth did something like that happen?
“……Right. Did the secretaries of Haeulpyo Bureau contact Hwayang Sangdan? “We were so busy chasing after the target that we didn’t notice anything unusual.”
“I guess so.”
“In that case, there is a high possibility that the sixth unit dispatched to the nearby village was also attacked.”
Il-ho’s expression was contorted like a murderer.
I was so surprised that I even felt absurd.
I never thought I would be cornered like this.
“What should I do?”
“……There is a way out. “Even if Cheonnajimang was spread, the level of the warriors who built it would not be very high.”
Il-ho, wearing the mask he had taken off, had his eyes shining sharply.
It was a hopeless situation, but I had no intention of giving up.
“Also, since each faction and family are competing with each other, connection will not be easy. “If we dig into that part well, we will somehow be able to escape from here.”
“The great lord who leads the three groups also said the same thing.”
“Where is he now?”
“He left saying he would make the first move. “It looks like he’s moving separately from us.”
“Well, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to split into two and move. “Nothing good comes from rushing around.”
Ilho nodded and got up from his seat.
Under the dim light, the muscular upper body was revealed.
A moan came out from my clenched mouth.
The recently inflicted wounds opened and blood flowed out.
‘Heavenly Dragon. ‘He’s a lot scarier than I thought.’
When I first saw him forming the sword cavity, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
The state of Hwagyeong at a mere age.
It didn’t take long for distrust to turn to fear.
‘There is no martial artist in the history of martial arts who has achieved progress so quickly. If he is given enough time to grow….’
A monster may be born that even the religious leaders of the time cannot do anything about.
The leader of the three groups made the right decision.
Now I had to focus on getting at least one person out of here alive.
Someone had to return to the church and tell the leader about the Heavenly Dragon.
‘Sakchojegeun (削草除根). ‘You have to nip it in the bud before it grows any further.’
No, the expression of pulling out the bud may be wrong.
Should we compare the coriander of flower garden to a growing sprout?
“Let’s move here too right away. “Assemble the crew.”
* * *
A huge siege net was formed.
It was a network of people that was naturally formed as nearby martial powers flocked to it.
After a sufficient meal and rest while being treated well by Cheonik Bangdo, I moved to clear out the Yeongeumdae in earnest.
He buried Chu Jong-hyang among the crew in advance and even brought along several Tang family warriors who were good at tracking him.
Finding the location of Yeongeum University was not that difficult.
I muttered as I looked at the members of the Yeongeumdae with a telescopic mirror borrowed from Cheonik Ark.
“The numbers are small. It looks like it splits in two and moves…”
“Aren’t they going to attack right away?”
“There is no reason to rush on this side. “Cheonnajimang has been completed, so it would be better to wait until the opponent gets tired before moving.”
Their positions were reversed.
Recognizing that they had gone from being chased to being chased, the Youngeum members wandered deep into the mountains, alert to the presence of pursuers.
My group and I secretly followed them at a certain distance.
Bangcheoksam asked, massaging his shoulder with his left hand.
“But isn’t there a possibility that they might notice our presence? I guess the same goes for this one as well. “I sprinkled ceremonial powder, but…”
“If you had noticed, you would have noticed it right away. “Hasn’t it been proven through previous attacks that the Tang family’s ancestral rites are not listened to by the followers of the Demonic Cult?”
“Are you okay?”
“On the contrary, it is good because of that. “We will be able to psychologically put them in a corner.”
“Well, this time we are in the position of hunting.”
Yeongeum University frequently clashed with its pursuers.
Even excluding my group and I, there were many people aiming for their heads.
Most of the pursuers were defeated, but as the fight continued, the members of the film corps became exhausted.
Bangcheoksam even fired threatening shots from time to time.
After not having a proper rest for several days, the English music group slowly began to collapse.
One member of the English corps who suffered a sword wound to the abdomen was finally unable to withstand the forced march and fell behind.
My group and I took advantage of that moment and made a surprise attack.
Geom-gang and Geom-gang collided, causing an explosion of drinking.
I said as if mocking the Lord Yeongeum, who was glaring at me with his brows furrowed.
“The situation is the opposite of before.”
“I’ve wanted to have a proper fight with that side for a long time.”
How frustrating has it been so far?
Previously, the situation and environment did not support me, so I could not fully focus on the enemy in front of me.
That resentment can now be resolved.
White electric current covered the surface of the sword.
The brain energy flowing through the swords that touched each other, a moan came out from the mouth of the Great Lord.
An iron ball protruding from my sleeve was aimed at my forehead, but I dodged it by simply tilting my head.
It was a method I had experienced several times, so it felt familiar now.
Even though he was injured and exhausted, he was still a criminal.
Lord Yeongeum sensed that the end was approaching, but he did not give up until the end.
By the time we exchanged about 100 won.
I suddenly swung my sword wide, pushed the opponent away, and focused the white lightning on the tip of my left hand.
The brain energy condensed to its limit took the shape of a small needle.
Twenty-third herbivorous month (水月).
The remnants that remained along the sword’s path crumbled into countless blades.
The movements of the Great Lord were restricted by the illusory blades that surrounded him front, left, and right.
I took advantage of that opportunity to rush to the front of the opponent and unleashed a condensed white lightning.
The eyes of Lord Yeongeum widened as he reflexively raised his sword to defend himself.
Damn it! Jump!
Cracks appeared on the surface of the sword.
The crack gradually increased in size and eventually shattered the sword.
The condensed white lightning penetrated into the solar plexus of the Lord Yingyin.
And at the same time, a member of the film crew who was watching the situation from behind took something out of his pocket.
After recognizing the object’s identity, I narrowed my eyes.
* * *
Fireworks decorated the night sky.
“It’s a signal.”
After confirming the signal, the short-lived Prince Yeongeum led his men and ran down the steep mountain path.
The only chance to escape the siege is now.
The powerful people, including Cheonryong, had to escape while they were preoccupied with this group of Yeongeumdae.
“It’s over there!”
“omg! “They are demons!”
The martial arts people who were camping in various places spotted them and flocked to them like bees.
With two daggers drawn from his belt, Great Lord Yeongeum mercilessly slaughtered the warriors who stood in his way, releasing the lion’s hooves.
“Pierce it right away!”
Shouts, screams, crash sounds, and metal sounds rang out.
The warriors aiming for the bounty persistently held on to the Yeongeumdae.
Yeongeumdae broke through the siege and advanced with the determination of death.
Arrows and spear nets flew in from all directions.
Some lurked in the trees and jumped down with swords, while others lurked in the grass and rushed towards them brandishing deformed weapons.
The level of each attack was not that high, but the problem was that the number of attackers was in the triple digits.
At the end of this desperate struggle, Yeongeumdae was able to escape the siege.
A great deal of sacrifice was made in the process of escaping.
Eight out of twelve people failed.
Lord Yeongum glanced back and clicked his tongue.
If the Murim people who had formed a siege network with the fallen Yeongeum members had not fought among themselves, they would have been annihilated.
He said, clutching his shoulder where blood was dripping down.
“…It’s not yet a safe stage. “The chase team will arrive soon.”
There wasn’t much time.
It wouldn’t take long for this group of the English Music University to be wiped out.
Before that, I had to get out of here and run as far away as possible.
“Heading north like this.”
Let’s spread light and move for a while.
The Lord Yeongeum suddenly stopped in place, frowned and glared at the front.
“Who are you?”
The film crew following behind looked puzzled.
In their eyes, it seemed as if Lord Yingyin was speaking into empty space.
Soon something surprising happened.
A young man appeared through an invisible wall.
“indeed. “Can’t a simple illusion be used to deceive the senses of a master who is on the verge of a disaster?”
The young man who was shaking the iron wire with a bitter smile threw away the fetish in his left hand.
The next moment, the entire area was engulfed in a huge fire.