“You prepared a gift?”
“Yes that’s right.”
“What gift? Oh, is that it? “That one we sometimes prepare at banquets?”
“yes. However, the gift you put so much effort into preparing will be different from other previous gifts.”
“Hmm… What on earth did you prepare to catch the wind like that?”
“Mr. Jegak said he would temporarily open the gates of Vigo to express his gratitude to those who participated in the meeting held after the official event.”
This is Jegak, which owns a huge company residence site in Hongyeon, the heart of Khan.
And that is only a part of each person’s abilities. In reality, his power is much greater.
Even if he didn’t say it, he could guess the quality of the items he treated and kept as particularly valuable items.
There will definitely be a lot of rare items, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to get something that Jangdu can use.
“Really? Are you really going to open Vigo only to me?”
“Not really. “Openness is promised to other Yongseok people as well.”
“Whatever it is… Anyway, it seems like everything is urgent. “I see it as a lot of wealth.”
“Your Majesty has high expectations for this meeting.”
“Hmm… I’ll talk to Shinyo first.”
“I’ll be waiting to hear from you at the front gate.”
Jangdu walked towards Shinya with long strides.
“Oh my god, were you all listening?”
“Jangdu’s voice must be so loud.”
Jangdu said while scratching the back of his head.
“But isn’t it strange? What’s more, at this point, we are going to open Vigo to Yongseok…”
“Considering that we are currently in the midst of a dragon war, there is nothing strange about it. Also, it is a tradition to express gratitude to Yonghwa’s Yongseok for visiting the banquet with a gift.”
“I guess that means he wants you to look after him that much. “It also means seeing the sincerity contained in material things rather than the truth contained in words.”
“Why are you doing that? “I said it was okay to come.”
“What if something happens to Shinyo when I’m away?”
Shinyo looked at Jangdu with a look of astonishment.
“I am not a child, Jangdu.”
“ha ha ha! Still, to me, Shinyo is just someone I must always protect. Are you already trying to get out of my arms? “I think it’s still a million years too early.”
“You’re showing off in front of me… In any case, refusing a gift that was carefully prepared can be seen as petty. It wouldn’t be good if there were flaws in the path ahead. “And if Yongseoks participate in the meeting together, it can only create an unpleasant atmosphere, so we already agreed in the message that only Yonghwas will enter the meeting place.”
“If something happens at the meeting place….”
“Have you forgotten? Who am I and who is also participating in this meeting?”
“If that’s the case… Ah!”
“Yes, Chiu also decided to participate in the meeting, so there won’t be any problem.”
“Whoa… I understand. “Then I guess I’ll have no choice but to drink a lot of Vigo.”
“Probably all the items you could have stolen have been transferred to another location. Still, the assortment would have been matched, so it would be eye candy.”
“Hehe… If you run into danger while you’re away… you know?”
“What do you mean you know?”
“Save me, Jangdu! If you just shout, I can do it anytime, anywhere…”
Shinyo’s cheeks turned red and fierce words poured out of her mouth.
“Stop talking nonsense and go! And I’ve never said anything like that before!”
Jangdu really enjoyed having this conversation with Shinyo.
He, who lived without any rough edges, realized this while protecting a little girl.
As Jangdu trudged out of the banquet hall following his various minions, other dragon stones were also moving after receiving the same offer.
And Kang Seol was also hesitant because he received the same offer.
I didn’t say that I wanted Vigo’s items or anything. Therefore, I could have refused right away, but I had to worry repeatedly about whether it was the right thing to do to refuse a favor.
When the excitement of the banquet was about to die down, Chiu visited Kangseol.
“I’m a little sorry that it seems like we’re the only ones having fun.”
“don’t mind. There are a lot of things to enjoy here too. More than that… did you see it?”
“Yes, I saw it. I heard everyone is leaving? what’s the matter?”
Kang Seol told Chi Woo exactly the proposal he had just heard.
“Hmm… Are you saying you want to score points before the meeting even starts?”
“Wow… I’m so sorry that I want to go instead… How about you go?”
“But if you’re away, Seolhong….”
“Why are you worried when I’m here? I’ll be there for you during the meeting, so come back. Even if it’s not me, I won’t be able to do foolish things because I have Shinyo. And if you refuse the owner’s favor, you will be talked about by Yonghwa for a while. Seolhong seems to be in a good mood for the first time, so there’s no need for it to end on a bitter note, right?”
– Why does it sound right?
– Chiu regains her identity!
Kang Seol looked at Chi Woo.
Chiu had once saved Seolhong’s life in Sodong. In fact, he was a trustworthy comrade in arms who could even be considered a powerful ally of Seolhong.
Suddenly, I wondered if I had been trying to shoulder too much on my own.
‘Because when it’s time to leave, you have to leave.’
I couldn’t replace everything forever.
It seemed like I needed to practice from now on so that I could stay fine even if he disappeared.
Kang Seol caught sight of Seol Hong’s back.
I was chatting happily with a man.
Kang Seol said to Chiu.
“Then let me ask you a favor.”
* * *
Seolhong became alone when Chiwoo left for a while.
But I wasn’t particularly embarrassed. Now, I have naturally absorbed the atmosphere of the banquet and no longer stand still.
He was able to treat others with quite aristocratic gestures and eye smiles. You just have to learn them one by one. There were many things that I was thrilled about.
Then someone approached her.
“How was the Seolhong Banquet? “Did you enjoy it?”
“Jegak, my brother….”
Jegak, with his hair pulled back and a sober look, stood next to me with a smile on his face.
“It’s not as big of a deal as you think, right? Haha… I’m sorry. Maybe I was a little unprepared?”
“No, it was really good. Yes, it’s true!”
Seolhong said this and looked at everyone’s faces.
Je-gak left Seol-hong with many good memories.
A letter of comfort during difficult and painful times. He also gave her a chance when no one was looking for her.
Even if someone pointed out Je-gak’s flaws, Seol-hong felt grateful to Je-gak for being her strength.
“I’m glad you liked Seolhong. “Yes, you heard what I said separately, right?”
“Oh, that meeting… yes.”
“Don’t take it too seriously. Let’s talk in the annex. “I have a lot of things I want to say to everyone.”
“Then see you later. “I’ll be there first.”
When Je-gak disappeared, Chi-woo quickly took his place.
“What did you say?”
“It wasn’t much of a story. The meeting… that….”
“Oh, I see. “Let’s go, it looks like everyone is slowly gathering together.”
Now that the official event is over, those who will leave will leave and those who will stay will remain. Some of the Yonghwas who were in the rankings headed to their respective villas.
Among them was Seolhong.
Just because it was a separate building did not mean it should be ignored.
In terms of size, it was no different from the banquet hall and felt like a large two-story villa.
The style feels slightly different from Khan.
Even so, everyone was quite surprised inside because it was dripping with luxury.
“You printed money and spread it. “Be loud.”
“It’s something everyone can do.”
“If you’re going to use it like this, why don’t you share some with me?”
“Tsk tsk… you’re not wrong.”
Other influential people came to the annex first.
“I heard you prepared a gift for the dragon stones? “Everyone was talking about it.”
“Because they are the ones who always work hard for Yonghwa, who is nothing. Even if I come to the banquet, I can’t enjoy it to my heart’s content. “Don’t you think so?”
“Yeah, you don’t think so?”
“Actually, it’s me too. “In some ways, it’s a bit too theatrical.”
“Why should I do something like that? “There will be no substance to today’s meeting, right?”
Seolhong bit his lip bitterly.
Not only was it because there were negative comments pouring in from all over, but the attitude of other Yonghwas who belittled Yongseok was also heartbreaking.
Seolhong knew very well that Kangseol had been watching him the whole time he came here.
To her, it was never enough to express gratitude.
Someone called Seolhong.
“Okay, now you’re finally saying hello. “It was difficult to talk with people constantly gathering around you.”
“It’s nothing to be sorry about. “Let’s go in.”
Before greeting Seolhong, Shinyo used Taoist arts to create an alter ego of himself made of clouds.
Cloud, who quickly took on the appearance of Shinyo, was crouching in an inconspicuous place in the annex with bleary eyes.
No one here noticed the process. For her, this series of actions was the minimum safety measure.
“It looks like everyone is gathered, so let’s all go in. “I’m thinking of hearing what kind of nonsense everyone will say.”
“Oh my, I happened to be thinking the same thing.”
Everyone disparaged each other or showed off their confidence to show off their boldness.
But at the same time, he kept looking sideways at Shinyo and Chiu.
Those two were their safety devices.
Shin, who is said to have no equal among Yonghwa in terms of martial arts, and even Chi-woo, who is said to compete with Taeyul in terms of martial arts.
If you meet them as enemies, they are very uncomfortable people, but if you face them in the same position, you can’t be more reassuring.
As we entered the meeting place, there were various devices that showed off each person’s wealth, including antique chairs and a large bonsai.
Each person sat at the edge of the conference table and placed his clasped hands on the table.
“Everyone sit down.”
There was immediate backlash.
“You’re so arrogant. “I managed to survive the War of the Dragon, but I’m at the bottom, right?”
“No matter how much he is the owner of this place, it’s hard to tolerate his condescending attitude. Please be careful.”
“Haha, it looks like everyone came here very angry. “Did something happen while you were here?”
Jegak dealt with them more boldly than expected. Meanwhile, Shinyo and Chiu were checking their condition.
They check whether their sword power and energy are intact less than a minute after entering the meeting place.
Fortunately, there was no problem with the body.
‘Was it a needless worry?’
Shinyo sighed lightly and relaxed.
If one was able to use Taoist arts, he could face any threat.
The same goes for Chi-woo, who uses ki.
“I don’t think there’s any need to yell at each other unnecessarily… don’t you all?”
“If you do something foolish….”
“I meant to talk, but the conversation is not going anywhere. “You seem very worried. Are you scared?”
“… What are you afraid of?”
“Haha, it’s fun. “Why are you so scared after coming all this way…”
Yonghwa’s gaze continued to cross.
They kept each other in check and also hated each other, so it was a potential partnership.
The 100 Yonghwa who were still in the midst of the war were proud of having risen to this level on their own. They believe that any threat can be overcome in an instant.
“Whew… shall we start talking now?”
“Now tell me.”
Gakak got up from the chair for a moment.
“First of all, I would like to thank Yonghwa and others who came all the way here to meet me.”
“Still, you are polite.”
“What kind of nonsense are you already fawning over?”
Everyone adjusted their clothes and said this.
“Speak frankly. “I want to join forces with you in the remainder of the war.”
“Have you forgotten that bravery is a competition? “That kind of idiot exists here?”
“From what I heard, he doesn’t have enough mana or power, so it looks like he wants to be indebted to us. As expected… I’m disappointed. Or is disappointment too much of an interest?”
Yonghwa poured out sharp criticism on his words. It is absurd to join forces with someone you cannot trust.
Perhaps to persuade them, Jegak continued speaking quickly.
“Listen to the end. “Everyone here must eventually climb a big mountain before reaching the end of the brave struggle.”
“If it’s a big mountain, maybe…”
“Yes, it’s Taeyul. Are you all confident that you can beat Taeyul?”
He cannot defeat Taeyul, who is considered the strongest, alone. Everyone was thinking that way deep down.
Everyone pointed out that part.
“… You have to get along to know it.”
“Taeyul was born different from us.”
“… Let’s hear it. If we join forces, what method will we use to respond to Taeyul? Even if we join forces, if we don’t have trust as the foundation, we’ll just be a ragtag bunch. Surely… you’re not saying you’re going to unite around Shinyo, are you? “If that’s the case, I’ll leave.”
“Calm down, calm down. “The method has already been decided.”
“… you decided?”
Everyone laughed and said this.
“okay. The method has been decided. “There is a way for us to join forces without being suspicious of each other.”
“What is that method?”
Jegak gave a glance to his subordinates.
For a moment, the Yonghwas all tensed up.
This is because the atmosphere in the hall has completely changed.
“Your submission to me.”
“You’re crazy! Everyone!”
“You’ve finally shown your true colors! “You’re like this…” “
The slightly open door closed.
Then everyone’s complexion turned pure white. The cycle of power was broken.
“This is… Hoeri River! “It’s the Hoeri River!”
“lie! “I can’t believe the Hoeri River suppresses even the energy!”
“No, this is….”
Smoke billowed out along with the sound of something exploding.
“It’s an industrial dispute!”
Sanggongpun is a powder that suppresses the operation of energy. The industrial indignation that had been slightly dispersed into the air has now been openly vented.
“Don’t breathe it in!”
Everyone chuckled and laughed.
“It’s already too late!”
Chiu quickly kicked the table into the air.
Red-clad warriors with unusual mechanical devices hanging from the corners of their mouths were lined up all around.
The mechanical device would be to prevent them from being subject to industrial indignation.
Seolhong could not keep his mouth shut at the atrocities committed by everyone.
“Hihi Seolhong. “You too.”
“Is this what you planned from the beginning?”
“Yeah, actually, I’m not interested in you. “I’m interested in your dragon stone.”
Chiwoo blocked Seolhong’s path.
“Hide back, Seolhong.”
At that moment, Jegyak’s complexion hardened and he shouted in another direction.
He was looking at Shinyo, not Seolhong.
“Oh my… God! Stop that woman! Stop Shinyo!”
“You’re late too.”
All of her seawater-like power was blocked, but a puddle-like power still remained.
Even this would soon disappear due to the influence of the Hoeri River, but fortunately, there was a technique prepared for such a time.
To activate that technique, even a pool of magical power was enough to overflow.
[Shin Yoga uses supernatural power: Six Synthesis.]
[Voice rings loudly.]
Her alter ego, which was crouching and hiding near the outbuilding, activated.
Shinyo’s clone was disappearing from the tips of his feet as the connection to his sword power was severed.
However, the alter ego tried to fulfill its role with all its might.
He opened his mouth and gathered air to make a sound.
The sound was transformed into one sentence.
A cry so loud and earnest that the center of Hongyeon leaves.
– Save me! masthead!