“What the hell are you talking about!”
“But… I heard it! “I definitely heard you say that!”
Even Chiwoo, who had always maintained a carefree attitude, showed interest in the name Hwageumu.
“Really? “You mean you heard those words?”
“Hmm… Looks like this incident was done by someone more powerful than I thought.”
Kang Seol also thought the same way.
‘Hwageumu resurrected himself… then…’
Soon, the dictionary that only existed in his head opened.
Hwagmu had people who helped him with his ambitions. Not only humans but also various other races.
Among the many characters, there is one that passes through Kang Seol’s mind.
“Ac! Does that matter now? “What does it matter whether I die this way or that way?”
The miners poured out their complaints.
It wasn’t wrong.
Until just now, they were here waiting for the future of starvation or death from madness.
A person who was desperate to take one step at a time had no choice but to look at the ground an inch in front of him.
One of the miners asked while looking at Kang Seol and his party.
“food! “Do you have any food?”
“When the giant soldier fell, the cargo ship fell off…”
‘So you were more sensitive?’
People who had starved for several days and were close to death would not have been able to welcome them with courtesy and heart. What’s more, the giant army that was their only hope was repaired without any prior notice.
“Kangseol’s cooking is great, so just wait a little longer.”
When Seolhong said this, everyone, including Chiu, tilted their heads and asked.
“cooking? “Is it possible to cook in this situation?”
“What are you talking about…”
At that time, an unfamiliar scene was created that could not possibly be considered a shipwreck situation.
In the blink of an eye, a black steel wok was placed on a simple cooking surface and oil was poured on it.
The smell of oil alone was enough to hit the noses of the miners who had taken off their cumbersome protective clothing.
If Seolhong hadn’t stopped him, there would have been a miner licking the hot wok with his tongue.
Gangseol was made with rice noodles stir-fried with oil and served with small pieces of vegetables.
Then he tilted it to one side and poured a lot of eggs into the empty space.
Then, I moved the existing ingredients onto the eggs.
“Hehe… It’s something we will live to see for a long time.”
“Cooking and eating in a mine…”
The Sodong Mine experienced almost no problems like coal mine explosions or stone dust that would be encountered in a regular mine.
The air circulation function in the designated area mounted on the giant soldier itself was so excellent that, if it were not for hearing loss, all food, clothing, and shelter could be provided here.
Anyway, after Kangseol distributed the food, everyone started eating.
“Huh… it’s so hot…”
“It’s dangerous if you eat it in a hurry.”
Everyone ate with their noses in their plates.
For the first time since they first met, the miners became silent.
“It was a good meal!” “I feel energized after eating a little.”
“I’m more than energized, I’m now sleepy…”
“So, I heard it’s dangerous to suddenly eat a lot!”
“Sigh and go to sleep. “We should talk about the future while you guys sleep.”
A man who appeared to be the leader of the miners waved his hand.
“How could it be rude to lie down and sleep in front of Yonghwa…”
“Do I look like Yonghwa now?”
“There were many examples of poetry.”
“You can be even more rude. “Because your colleagues are already doing that.”
When the miner looked back, everyone was lying down, holding one place.
“It is done. “It is much more important for the future for you to quickly regain your strength.”
“… thank you.”
So the miners went to sleep.
Even Chi-woo jumps in between them and sleeps with them.
Seolhong and Kangseol looked at the wolf boy in bewilderment and then started talking.
“How do you see it?”
“It’s never a good situation.”
“I think so too. “I consumed too much fuel on the way.”
“Besides, we can’t afford to move two large soldiers.”
“I confirmed that too. There isn’t much to be gained from the two giant soldiers. “If you move both of them at the same time, you won’t be able to escape this underground area and will run out of fuel.”
“In the end, we all have to move to Towang Unit 1 that we came on.”
“Yes. However, unless fuel consumption is dramatically reduced, that method cannot be certain of success.”
After hearing Seolhong’s words, Kangseol looked at her and asked.
“Is there some way?”
“There is one means of walking. “You can leave this to me, but the important thing is what holds us back.”
“I think so too. “I think the success or failure of a job actually depends on that.”
A powerful threat lurked within this pitch-black mine.
“What do you think this guy is?”
“… Power enough to collapse a mine of this size, and I can only think of one person who has anything to do with this dark demon.”
“Is that true for you too?”
Seolhong’s eyes narrowed.
“This much power… I think he’s a b*tch.”
“I think the same thing.”
One of the three ghost generals who commanded Hwagmu’s ghost soldiers.
It has been said that Eodukshini was sealed by the Dragon Emperor before Hwageumu in the past.
“But there are parts that don’t make sense.”
“So this is not the location where he was sealed?”
“yes. “I understand that it was sealed in Mount Dusk, which is a long way from Tumaku.”
“The Dragon Emperor is not one to neglect the management of the darkness. That means either he is not a dark person, or the seal was lifted here through his own efforts or with the help of an assistant.”
“Either way, it’s going to be a problem. “If there is a person who shows off this much power even though he is not a Udukshini, that would be a big deal, and if the seal on Udukshini was released, that would be a big deal as well.”
“It hasn’t been long since the seal was released. “I know that a being awakened from a long seal cannot use even half of its power.”
“Even so, the monster in the squadron is a monster…”
“Will it try to hold us back?”
“It looks like they are already doing it with all their might.”
“… ha. “Just saving lives is enough to give me a headache, so why does such an ordeal even happen?”
The snowfall was silent.
‘It would have been nice if Jamad or Ur had been there at a time like this.’
This happened when two people who were well versed in witchcraft and magic were away. I had no choice but to come up with a self-rescue plan.
“But what is the way to reduce the fuel I mentioned earlier?”
The protective umbrella had not been released and had remained in place for several days. The way to breathe without consuming fuel is to maintain a protected area by consuming the batteries of giant soldiers that are difficult to drive.
And it will reach its limit someday.
I saw Seolhong, a miner, moving Towang Unit 1 and continuing to create something. Then I asked the mechanic about her behavior.
“What is it doing now?”
“I’m watching in silence. “Because we are learning together.”
“… what? Is that really true?”
Not only the mechanics but also the miners became closer to Yonghwain Seolhong. There was no doubt about his relationship with Kang Seol, who personally prepared their meals.
“Ah… I’m bored.”
Chiu felt drowsy in his carefree daily life.
It was fun, but it seemed like a lot of noisy things would happen, but after arriving deep underground, nothing happened.
We ate at a set time, Seolhong worked at a set time, and everyone slept at a set time.
Chiwoo looked at Seolhong’s back.
Her face covered in grease.
I thought that after a few more days, it would turn blacker than the miners.
Chiu looked at her face and had a question.
Why are you working so hard?
And I looked around.
Not only Qiu but others were also looking at Seolhong blankly.
Chiu’s mother, Choyeon, who was a descendant of the Lang tribe, left these words before she died.
– Chiu You have inherited the blood of the Lang people. Noble and strong blood. In addition, he gained the great status of dragon blood.
– Unlike the other Lang… you can choose life.
The position of the beast people in Khan was not very high.
In particular, the very foundation of the Lang tribe was being shaken by long-standing conflicts, so Choyeon was always worried about the future of the Lang tribe.
She was destined to die soon, so of course she had to pass on the dark worries she was carrying to her children. It had to be that way.
But she didn’t.
– Be happy, Chiwoo. Live your life…
Choyeon left, and with her death, the link with the Lang tribe also disappeared.
Chiu was left alone and did not yet realize what attitude he should have in life.
After Choyeon disappeared, the only people who had an influence on his life were his brothers.
– The people? All the people under the Dragon Emperor were indebted to the Dragon Emperor. Yonghwa, the bloodline of a dragon, has the right to take charge of their lives, which are nothing more than a pile of dirt!
Chiu is a noble bloodline, but also a strong bloodline.
Even though I was in the same situation as Yonghwa and others, for some reason I hated that comment.
So I beat them up.
With the martial art he is best at.
– Argh! This b*stard…
– I am stronger than you. So you are below me.
– I will do whatever I want with you from now on!
Chi-woo used training as an excuse to harass Yong-hwa, who he did not like. In the end, I subdued him.
– You’re right… Stop it…
Somehow it became no longer fun so I stopped bothering him again.
How on earth are you telling me to live?
Choyeon gave me a choice, but he didn’t leave without giving me instructions.
An opponent’s will can be broken through violence.
No, there were many cases where people were discouraged by fear without necessarily resorting to violence.
The world has become boring.
They are all brats who pretend to be solid, especially those trapped in the shell of Yonghwa.
I definitely thought that way until I met Seolhong.
Why is Seolhong so desperate?
Myself? Or miners?
Then a miner opened his mouth.
“Wouldn’t it be okay if we… give up?”
“Isn’t that right? If we save on fuel, we could last a few more weeks here and then find us…”
“Don’t be stupid! The sound I keep hearing is getting closer! “You never know when something will happen.”
For the past few days, I’ve been hearing ghostly sounds while sleeping.
– You are afraid of me.
– Feel the fear, close your eyes and sob.
We all had the same dream, so it was hard to dismiss it as a nightmare. This is clearly the work of something that jumped out of the door.
“Like Seolhong said, this is the only way to get out now!”
“It’s over. Let’s all gather together.”
Seolhong created a huge box with iron plates connected to each other. No, to be exact, it was just a remodeled cargo box inside another giant soldier.
“What is that?”
Seolhong explained step by step.
“Do you see the connection over there?”
When I looked closely, I saw that there was a hose connected to the hole.
“Yes, I can see it.”
“Fuel is injected there and the protective wall is activated.”
“So the entire box is surrounded by a protective wall?”
“Yes. “You can think of it as a giant protective suit.”
“Oxygen also continues to circulate through the purification device.”
A box made so crudely that it can safely be said to be a coffin for its aesthetics.
“Are you planning on putting us in there?”
The miners were buzzing with cold expressions.
“Do you know what you are talking about?”
A pipe that is tightly closed on all sides.
If you were to escape on board that ship, you would have to spend several days without knowing what was going on outside.
one of the mechanics asked.
“Why this method….”
“Because this is the only method. There is not much remaining fuel. The batteries used in the protective umbrella will soon die. “We must reach the ground while conserving all resources.”
“I know, you must be scared too. “If you trust me…”
That was then.
“Can you believe it? “You’re Yonghwa!”
“Watch what you say!”
“What happened to everyone’s hair? Did you forget? “What did this person named Yonghwa do to us?”
“I mean, that b*stard banned mining because of the ruins, so my father couldn’t work. I ended up on the street overnight! “My father killed himself because of that!”
“That’s the Yonghwa I experienced! “You hypocrite, you don’t care who dies under your feet!”
“Do you remember his name?”
“… It was all different. It was definitely all different.”
Disappointment was written on Seolhong’s face.
Each of the negative rumors about the government had its own basis.