Episode 288: Kang
Seol encounters a completely unexpected person in the ghost world. He raised the teacup to his lips, trying to calm his embarrassment.
The value contained in the teacup was warmth and gentleness. I was able to feel happy just by simply smelling the scent.
“Xiamen, why are you here….”
“I’ll tell you the story about me next time. “Don’t you have more important things to do now?”
What he said was not wrong.
The Yaksha still posed a threat to both the real world where Khan resided and the noble world where Duoukshini resided, and stopping him was the most urgent task.
The reason Duokshini brought Kangseol and his group here was to solve that problem, Kangseol said to the ghost king who was watching between him and Xiamen.
“It was a bit noisy to meet an acquaintance for the first time in a while.”
“Kkkkkk… no. “Did you have a relationship with Mr. Cha?”
“A long time ago… no, now that I think about it, not that long ago.”
“Feel so good. Having a kite means that fate is watching this moment. Still, the most important thing is probably related to the yakshas, so if you have any questions, please ask them here and now.”
No matter where you looked at the scene where everyone was sitting together at a small table, sipping tea and chatting, it did not look like a group trying to engage in a battle with a rare monster called a yaksha.
– First of all, from the beginning lol
– the car is an error first!
– Don’t make a happy face!
– I just muttered, “Oh, I think I’ll buy it!”
Since Kangseol decided to have a Q&A session with the Ghost King, he planned to answer all the questions he had been curious about.
“Where has Yasha been all this time to suddenly cause such a serious incident?”
“Yaksha is not a being that was born at some point. The cursed mask and the cursed sword are cursed items that always cause trouble. “The mask and the sword are connected to each other, and they change their owners every time, disrupting the ghost world.”
“Do you know how it came about?”
“I don’t know the origin. It’s possible to at least guess one thing. “Perhaps the power of a monster born from someone’s malicious intent has been refined into pure evil as it passes through several owners with clearer and deeper malicious intent.”
If there was such power, why didn’t the ghost world subdue the yaksha? Chiu asked a question he had been thinking about alone.
“Why didn’t you stop it? Since you are two hundred million, it is enough…”
“Because his power has never been this strong. And there was no need to subdue it.”
“Because it was already suppressed.”
Chiwoo looked very surprised.
The appearance was that of a dog, so I wasn’t very nervous.
“The Yaksha has already received so much attention that a low-level idea was even proposed to subjugate him and use him for the purpose of obtaining a noble world. One one never gives in and continues to fight until its owner dies. As if struggle is the only meaning of my life. “If you get stuck with a guy, you always have to be on guard.”
“What do you mean it was already suppressed?”
“He was imprisoned in Sacheonok, the hardest prison in the world of ghosts. Since he was a difficult guy to handle, he was probably imprisoned in Sacheonok until his owner died. …If there was no problem.”
Kang Seol frowned.
“Why are you doing that?”
Until the owner dies.
Those words stuck like a thorn in Kang Seol’s heart.
If this incident had not occurred, the yaksha, who escaped from the control of snowfall and wandered alone, would have ended up living in prison for decades and dying lonely.
Although it was something the Yasha brought upon herself, that didn’t mean I didn’t feel sorry for it.
Seolhong asked Duoksini.
“If it is a problem, what kind of problem occurred?”
“That’s a good question. Someone has broken down the boundaries of Sacheonok. As a result, the prisoners who had been imprisoned there ran out to Gwigye all at once.”
“Who on earth…”
“Woe to me.”
“Oh, it’s not exactly Hwageumu. Could it be said that the remnants of the ghost army that agreed with his ideals did this because they missed him?… One of the lieutenants at that time approached Sacheonok and caused trouble.”
Recently, clashes with ghost armies have become more frequent. Including the unsealed Eomdukshini and other evil spirits.
“What is their purpose?”
“It’s obvious, the intention is to cause chaos in the current world. “It is one of the important responsibilities undertaken by the ghost army of the past.”
“Why on earth would you voluntarily submit to that evil dragon…”
“Hwageumu understood ghosts best. Maybe even more than ghosts. He stimulated the desires we all had. Once a desire has grown, it is very difficult to die down. So there are still people who follow him.”
Important questions still remained. It seemed inevitable that Kang Seol would eventually collide with the yaksha, so he tried to determine his power.
“Actually… I collided with a yaksha once before coming here.”
“Hoo! This is my first time hearing this! “Would you like to talk in detail?”
Kangseol told the story of the time when he met the yaksha.
There was no other important information, and I thought it would be good if I could at least guess his military strength based on this small clue.
“Hmm… they are cold pudgy and fox ghosts… and they are also powerful. “I think I know who it is.”
“Were they prisoners too?”
“okay. They have joined the yaksha’s side. It won’t be easy…”
“If you were locked up in Sacheon Prison… did you commit a big sin?”
“It was dark and he was a political enemy of that day. It doesn’t really have anything to do with me. I just know that they are beings born with strong powers. But… you blocked Maegu’s attack, even if it was only once?”
Chiwoo’s tail was shaking as if he was going to fly.
“I! “I stopped it!”
“Uhm… please explain in detail.”
Chiu describes the situation at the time.
And Duo Eoksini, who was quietly listening, laughed heartily.
“Hahaha! I can’t believe something like this is happening because of that prank played by that guy! “Maybe things will turn out easier than you think.”
“You guys have had contact with that nasty guy named Hyemyeong, right?”
Now what do you have to hide?
The two nod their heads.
“The power that Hyemyeong planted in you is not an ordinary power. It contains the power of anti-demon from its very origin. “Perhaps it is thanks to Daengjung that you were able to block her attack even though your skills are not up to Maegu’s level.”
“Thanks to Hye-myeong’s power? … no wonder!”
Chiu, who remembered the situation at the time when he was filled with golden light and blocked Maegu’s attack, decided that this was true.
“Sometimes you do something helpful, even to that extent. Then, if you prepare sufficiently here, you will be able to deal with the other two ghosts other than the yaksha. “If we do this, we’ll only have to worry about dealing with the yaksha…”
“But is it really that difficult to deal with a yaksha?”
“Tsk tsk… The present world is having a hard time because of the yakshas, right?”
“that’s right. I think he summoned ghosts from the ghost world. “Where does that power come from?”
“Sacheonok was a special prison. “The boundary stone dividing the real world and the ghost world was in place, and even powerful ghosts were oppressed by that power and were unable to exert their strength.”
Snowfall had the experience of helping repair a boundary stone in an early adventure a long time ago.
The stone that separates the spirit world and the present world contained tremendous power, and it seems that the Four Heavenly Jade of the ghost world also had that boundary stone.
Duo Eoksini’s face hardened.
“The yaksha consumed the power of that boundary stone. That’s why you can go back and forth between the real world and the ghost world.”
“Is that possible? Devouring power…”
“It’s possible, if it’s a yaksha.”
“Yaksa’s sword extorts the opponent’s power.”
The shocking words that poured out of Duoksini’s mouth filled the group with bewilderment.
Jinryeo made a fuss and said this.
“If that’s true, then the yaksha is now….”
“It’s probably still getting stronger. Still, you don’t need to worry too much. “Because he only targets the strong.”
“I’m worried enough…”
“It takes away various powers from the person it kills or destroys. According to records, the yaksha was just one of the simple monsters. However, now he is a horse soldier who can use hundreds of sword techniques and an equally vast amount of martial arts. Fortunately, the current owner was not a person who used magic, but if the sword is passed on to the next owner… they will also have to deal with the Yasha’s terrible magic.”
“Then that’s it! If you can’t use Taoist arts, that’s enough…”
No one responded to Chiu’s words.
“I need to think about it…”
Kang-seol was silent for a while and Xia-moon was silent the whole time.
Duo Wuksini spoke to Xiamen.
“Mr. Cha’s opinion.”
“Who… is dealing with Yasha?”
In response to Xiamen’s question, Duo Wuksini pointed to someone.
It was snowing.
Chiu asked Duooksini.
“Are you not planning on coming forward?”
“I have something else to prepare for. Even if I step forward, there is no guarantee that I will win against Yaksha.”
I was curious about the need for separate preparation, but it didn’t seem like they would tell me, so I gave up altogether.
Xiamen asked Kangseol.
“You’re probably planning on hitting me head on, right?”
“… of course.”
Even during the short period of snowfall in Xiamen, strange things happened.
And now that the two have grown incomparably compared to before, they will be able to accomplish even more difficult tasks.
Kang Seol expressed his sorrowful sorrow.
“It’s a demonic spirit.”
“Indeed… I’m curious about Yasha’s sword, but I’m also interested in this one. Hmm… But is there a reason why I’m suffering like this?”
“I haven’t been able to wake up since colliding with the sword of Yasha.”
“Well… we’ve collided with a collection of evil intentions, so it won’t be easy to shake it off. A demonic spirit… a demonic spirit… um… an interesting thought occurred to me.”
– Let’s do it right away.
– 1st place in male mortality rate: Interesting…
– Take it seriously!
“If the opponent had prepared an extremely bizarre horse soldier…”
Xiamen’s eyes sparkled.
The eyes were full of interest that is rarely seen.
“We can prepare something even more bizarre here. First of all…”
He curled the corner of his mouth.
“I guess I should head to the Mansang Library.”
Everyone’s eyes widened except for Duo Eoksini.
“Library of all things!”
* * *
A being surrounded by mystery comparable to that of a labyrinth. Like the Labyrinth, it appears throughout the continent and rarely appears in other worlds.
When the Mansang Library appears in an area, it first absorbs knowledge from that area. Mysterious beings who reside in the libraries of all things compile their knowledge into books and fill them into the libraries.
Strangely enough, some of that knowledge was already known, but there was also a lot of it that was unknown.
It is not yet clear how they figured it out or what the principle is.
However, it was well-known information that you could get what you wanted by climbing there and that countless deaths would occur in the process.
‘In the ghost world, there is a library of all things…’
The place where the Gur-drawn carriage arrived after a week of driving was a wasteland where a huge tower stood.
Guards were seen everywhere.
“It is an area with controlled access, so there are no other people nearby except for security forces.”
The reason for controlling access was obvious.
“The library of all things is in the ghost world, but it does not allow ghosts to visit. We can’t even set foot there. “Only other living things can enter.”
It looks like a long, straight pavilion.
As its name suggests, the Mansang Library existed in numerous forms.
Perhaps it would have taken a different form if it had been encountered in another area.
Xiamen said, looking up at Mansang Library.
“It is said that the Mansang Library appears in a region one day and absorbs knowledge at will. They are a living, breathing treasure trove of knowledge. But… it’s just as dangerous.”
“I even got my hands on a translated copy of the rules for use up to the 8th floor. Let’s at least go there for now. “If you’re lucky, you’ll get what you want.”
In Mansang Library, there were rules for each class. And if you break that rule, you will be in serious trouble.
This is also why most adventurers who approach the Mansang Library seeking knowledge come back dead.
Duoksini waved his hand brightly at the entrance to the Mansang Library.
“Then pray for Muun. “Don’t die arbitrarily.”
“Who wants to die!”
“Okay, don’t die, puppy. If you come back alive, I’ll pet you.”
The door to the Mansang Library was opened.
And soon the door closed.
A white light flashed and it escaped into a space filled with the smell of old paper.
‘It’s a library for all things…’
A sign was placed in front with the phrase welcoming them.
This is a notice to all users who have visited Mansang Library.
The Library of All Things is a treasure trove of knowledge and a pinnacle of etiquette.
Please refrain from engaging in unethical behavior here.
If a problem occurs, the library is not responsible.
The sound soon disappeared.
‘long time no see.’
This was not the first time that Kang Seol visited Mansang Library.
[The unexpected adventure ‘Strict Library’ occurs.]
[This adventure is very dangerous.]