Episode 284: Kang
Seol put his hand on his face and groped. He seemed to be even more embarrassed than Chi-woo and Jin-ryeo, who were watching him.
“What’s wrong with snowfall?”
“… It’s a face I don’t recognize.”
Jinryeo narrowed her eyes.
“He’s a handsome guy… but it’s not like he has his original face that I’ve forgotten or anything like that…”
“He’s definitely a handsome guy.”
“oh! But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t naturally handsome!”
As she said, Kang Seol’s current appearance has changed into a very handsome man.
‘It’s my first time seeing a face like this.’
I couldn’t help but be embarrassed because his face was replaced by a face I had never seen before.
If he had gotten infinitely closer to his essence like Chi-woo or returned to his childhood like Jin-ryeo, I would have recognized him right away, but it was difficult to keep track of him as he changed into an unfamiliar form.
‘Who on earth is this? The face of someone I don’t know… Is that really me?’
Even so, I couldn’t remember it at all.
He was handsome, but he had no distinguishing features, and other than the fact that he had tear spots under his eyes, there was nothing special about him.
‘This is a mark engraved on my soul? This man? … why?’
Your appearance in the ghost world is an imprint on your soul. It was said to be so strong that it invaded the soul of others or one’s own and left traces.
Intense means that it is impressive, so why do I not remember it?
I would have guessed if there was at least some resemblance, but there was no resemblance at all.
As soon as Kang Seol found out that this was actually a ghost world, he became nervous inside. I was afraid that I might reveal my appearance in heaven, where I had been wearing a mask.
It may not be possible to say that this appearance necessarily identifies something about Kang Seol, but since he was aware that someone, including the madness merchant Janet, was watching him, it was better not to reveal his appearance at that time.
I was worried because of this, but what appeared was an unknown man.
Chiu looked around.
It seemed like something was bothering him.
In fact, it was the same with snowfall.
That’s why I still felt anxious right after I came here.
“… Where is Seolhong?”
Chiwoo was running around.
The plump buttocks and extra pounds made it difficult to imagine Chiu’s slim and slim appearance.
“ah! I’ll look for it too! “That… must have the appearance of a new creature, right?”
Jinryeo also toddled around and searched the surrounding area.
Snowfall also released crows in all directions to check.
Dozens of visions come to mind in an instant.
However, it was not necessarily advantageous for the search. Since the surrounding terrain was a rocky area, if Seolhong was moving closely together, it might have been easier to find it if you looked for it yourself.
‘By the way… is this what the scenery of the ghost world actually looks like?’
The surrounding scenery is extremely desolate.
The grass was dry, as if it had not been able to absorb a single drop of water, and the sandstorm continued to blow.
After the hot, dry wind passed by, the chewing sand in my mouth gave me a very unpleasant feeling.
If I were to choose the most appropriate expression for the landscape of the ghost world, it would be an entirely gray world.
‘The sound of footsteps!’
While the crow and the group were struggling, footsteps were heard from the square. Perhaps there was a road over there too.
“It’s Seolhong! Seolhong!”
Chiu quickly ran to the sound of someone walking.
“It’s definitely Seolhong! Able to know! “I can smell that guy!”
Chiwoo runs with his tail spinning furiously.
“let’s go together!”
Jinryeo also ran after Chiu.
Chiu and Jinryo turned around here and headed towards someone who was walking from a place where it was difficult to see.
Soon their images also disappeared from the bend.
And came right back.
“Oh no! It’s not Seolhong! Who is it?”
“Someone I don’t know is coming! “I’m not a ghost…”
– Is this a newly formed comedy duo?
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– I’m so happy because it’s a yellow gourd haha
– It’s definitely a Sigorjav species. Noble bloodline!
Kang Seol thought their reaction was strange. They must have guessed that Seolhong’s appearance had changed, but they reacted like this.
‘It’s not Seolhong? No, she’s right.’
The person walking was clearly Seolhong.
Because I could feel her energy.
‘Then has your appearance changed as much as me? Well… you’ll know when you see it.’
a visitor finally appears.
When Kang Seol saw the visitor, he immediately realized why Chiu and Jinryeo were embarrassed. Because right now, Kang Seol was also feeling that embarrassment.
Seolhong’s appearance had completely changed.
While Jinryeo went from an adult to a child, Seolhong went from a girl to a mature woman.
“Look, it’s Seolhong, but it’s not Seolhong!”
Seolhong did not grow up the same way. It felt a bit foreign.
“… Everyone was safe. thank god.”
The voice was Seolhong’s, but the appearance was someone else.
Eyes whose depth is unknown, firm and slender lines, and even the atmosphere that is revealed on the outside.
Seolhong looked like her mother.
Sword Dancer oil painting.
* * *
Seolhong, who had the appearance of Yuhwa, was embarrassed. I thought it was strange that my clothes had become so small, but I didn’t even know that it meant that my appearance had changed.
“What the hell is this…”
Kang Seol gave Karen the clothes she had originally intended to wear. Soon, with Jin-ryeo’s help, Yu-hwa changes into the clothes that Kang-seol gave her instead of her small clothes.
Surprisingly, it was a perfect fit as Karen’s body type was similar.
– and;; It’s no joke;
– Mother… Hehehe… This is how you made even the dragon emperor fall in love with you…
– I’m jealous of Hongcheon!
– Hongcheon, the worst tyrant on earth!
Seolhong kept looking down at her clothes to see if her new body felt awkward, and then asked as she looked at Chiwoo looking up from her feet.
“But why did Chiwoo become a puppy?”
“It’s not a puppy! “It’s a wolf!”
While they were arguing, Kang Seol suddenly came to her senses.
‘This is not the time to be like this.’
Having succeeded in rescuing the survivors left on Gi Island in the ‘Land of the Ghost King’, you only have one last goal left.
That is, defeating the ghosts and escaping Gi Island with the group. But it seems to have failed.
Something left behind on Ki Island sucked you and your group into an unknown location.
Here, for some reason, everyone’s appearance has changed.
You have to survive and get back.
Goal: Survive and return.
CAUTION This adventure is very dangerous.
Please note that situations in this adventure change from moment to moment.
Current remaining time “Unknown”
“I’m glad everyone is safe. “Let’s start by moving.”
“i get it.”
When Seolhong talked to Yuhwa in the form of Yuhwa, it felt like he was really talking to Yuhwa.
However, the group was talking about various things based on what had happened.
Doo doo doo…
The sound of a carriage was heard from the wasteland.
“Could it be a person?”
When Chiu turned his head in joy, Kangseol denied it.
“Then… a ghost?”
“Should we fight?”
“Let’s just wait and see. “There is only one.”
“good! “I look like this. Could you talk to me instead?”
Doo doo doo doo…
The carriage stopped near Snowfall and the others.
When I looked closely, I saw that it was a wagon, and that it was not a horse pulling the wagon.
At first glance, it looked similar to a camel with two humps on its back, but bones protruded from the humps and its teeth looked fiercer than those of a camel.
The coachman calmed the guys down and stopped the carriage.
A person with a bent back and a cloth wrapped around his neck. That face was quite ugly.
Because it was a ghost.
“…Are you guys human?”
Seolhong and the rest of the group looked at the ghost with wary eyes.
“Kihihi… Don’t be too guarded. It’s been a while since I’ve seen humans in the land of ghosts. Recently, there have been a lot of cases of people crossing over with their lives still intact because of Yaksha. “It’s been a while since I last saw you.”
“What do you think? “Do you look like you need help?”
“Help… what can you help me with?”
“If you get in the carriage, I’ll take you to the nearest city.”
“There must be a price in return…”
“Ahaha… in kind is enough. Like gold or something. “You guys look like you have something.”
“…are those things needed here?”
“then! “Because there is no one who doesn’t like shiny things.”
Snowfall narrowed her eyes.
A choice came to mind.
[An unknown ghost appeared and offered to give a gift in kind in exchange for a ride to a nearby city. How would you respond?]
1. It seems suspicious, so I immediately refuse.
2. Negotiate the price to be paid.
3. Instead of getting on the carriage, offer other conditions.
4. It is clear that he is a righteous person who appears during suffering, so he gets on the carriage without any doubt.
“I understand. then.”
“It’s nice because it’s refreshing! “It’s a cart, so it’s dizzy, so try to ride it yourself!”
Seolhong whispered before getting on the carriage.
“Something seems suspicious. “I can’t believe a ghost is so friendly.”
Kang Seol smiled.
“I have an idea. “Please trust me.”
“I always believe.”
Snowfall rode next to the coachman, and two people and one horse rode in the luggage compartment.
Doo doo doo…
The carriage started running again.
It felt like it was much faster than a regular carriage.
The ghost said, pointing to a camel-like creature.
“Heehee… If you’re human, this would be your first time seeing Gurdo, right?”
“Gur… this is my first time seeing it.”
It’s my first time seeing it.
Seeing it in person.
Kang Seol asked several questions.
“What is your name?”
“name? Um… it’s called Jeonggi. “Because that’s my name when I was alive.”
The man seems to be the type that died and became a ghost.
“Thank you for your regular courtesy.”
“Why are ghosts hostile to humans? They are all narrow-minded. Especially here in the ghost world, even ghosts do not believe in ghosts, so being human is no different. is not it?”
“I will take those words to heart.”
* * *
A full day passed and the group slept, but Kang Seol did not sleep.
The next day, the carriage set off again.
For a long time, nothing but wasteland continued to appear.
“But how did you end up here?”
“… It looks like he was caught off guard.”
“Well… you got caught up in the gap created by the yaksha.”
“Do you know about Yasha?”
“then! Is there anyone in the ghost world who doesn’t know him? “He is as famous as the Ghost King here.”
“Do you know about the human Ghost King?”
Jeonggi’s eyes became fierce.
Kang Seol did not readily answer yes.
He just smiled inexplicably.
“The Demon King is someone you need to be careful of.”
“Yes, the reason the ghosts don’t all run out to the real world right away is because they are paying attention to the ghost king.”
In addition, Jeonggi talked about various things.
By cleverly mixing truth and lies.
“Why did you cover his neck with a cloth?”
Jeonggi’s eyes sank.
“Aha… ahaha… it’s nothing, there’s just something a little unsightly.”
At first glance, when I lowered my head, it was clear that I was wearing something shiny and made of metal.
‘I have a rough guess… but it’s not time to step forward yet.’
Kang Seol smiled.
“okay. Oh, and…”
“Wait a minute…”
Doo doo doo…
“Can’t you hear the sound?”
“If it’s a sound…”
Doo doo doo doo…
“Someone is chasing us.”
“They’re chasing me? Where… Oh my! Hey!”
Doo doo doo doo!
A spirit that only urges Gur after warning of snowfall. His expression looked quite serious.
“Is there a problem?”
“That… That… That thing over there….”
“If I can help, I’d like to help. “What are they…”
On the horizon, a group of people riding black manes were running towards the carriage. It is clearly targeting the wagon.
“It’s a group of thieves! “If you get caught, everything you have could be taken away!”
“I see, how carefree you are! “Think of some way, I helped you!”
Kang Seol put his hand on his chin and made a gesture as if he was thinking about something. But in reality, I wasn’t really thinking of a solution.
If you can think of something, it’s about what to eat for lunch today.
Meanwhile, the black rolling was getting closer.
Jeonggi became desperate and screamed.
“Jeonggi: I understand that because of the unique breeding method of black gourds, only certain classes are used in the noble world.”
“It’s an organization called the Black Death Team.”
Jeonggi’s face became expressionless.
Rather than being shocked, the reaction was as to how they knew that.
“…what are you?”
“The main mission of the Black Death Squad is mainly tracking. Perhaps… they often target those who have committed a crime…”
“Shut up before they kill you right away.”
A snowfall that unravels the cloth covering Jeonggi’s neck.
“It is said that anyone who disobeys the ghost king’s will in this land once will have a unique chain tied around their neck… That is…”
A chain with a unique pattern was tied around the spirit’s neck.
“It would look exactly like this.”
“Why did you deceive us?”
“Tsk tsk… are you fooling me? “Have I done any harm to you just because I wore the Wheel of Atonement?”
“Master… In the noble world, things from the real world are useless, so what did you plan on taking them and using them for?”
Jeonggi showed his true colors.
“Did you think you would receive gold jewelry or something in return? you’re welcome! Of course you would have quietly entered my mouth!”
“Were the black squad chasing you?”
“Yes, it’s too bad, but even if I knew it now, it’s too late.”
“I will use you as a hostage and escape! Meal comes next. If you understand, just be quiet and wait for it to go into your mouth!”
Kangseol paused for a moment and then answered:
“I’m sorry, Jeonggi.”
“are you okay. Even if you come and pray now, your future will not change.”
“I don’t know anymore.”
the snowfall released the momentum it had been storing up.
In an instant, an exhilarating power was conveyed to Jeonggi.
A power that Jeonggi could not even imagine.
“What is this….”
“I knew it from the beginning.”
Snowfall kicked Jeonggi.
Jeonggi screams and falls to the floor.
– It’s a robber!
– It’s called hitchhiking! It’s called hitchhiking!
– Yes, this is the Hitch High Kick you ordered here!
Snowfall snatched the reins and drove Gur.
Doo doo doo doo…
But the group that was presumed to be a black band was still running towards the carriage without paying any attention to the fallen Jeonggi.
I expected that if I dropped the regular energy, I would be able to beat them, but things didn’t go that way.
“Was it a mistake?”
For some reason, that black group appeared from the beginning, targeting Kang Seol and his party, not Jeonggi.
– Routine : ????????????? Then why did I…
– Sorry… I thought it was a transfer
– Jeonggi will remember this.
– I feel sorry for the humans….
At that time, words flowed out from them that made Kang Seol quickly pull the hand that was holding the reins.
“We are the ghost king’s messengers! “Stop the carriage!”
“Ghost King? … You’re a ghost king now?”
They were the demon king’s minions.
“The Demon King Duouksini sent us.”