-9 Volume 3
Jeong Dae-sik shut his mouth and silence fell around him. Then Gwangpildu put the earphones back in his ear and tried to run. Seeing this, Jeong Dae-sik hurriedly grabbed him.
Jeong Dae-sik hurriedly asked a question to Gwangpil-doo, who looked at him with a pause.
“What will you do when you become strong?”
“What are you doing…”
“You said you were going to collect 7-star weapons to get stronger. Then, what are you going to do when you gather them all and become stronger?”
Gwangpildu tilted his head.
“……I do not know.”
“Well… There are a lot of people who are worried about Kwang Pil-doo collecting 7-star weapons. That might be too much power for one person. If there are many ways to become stronger, there are many other ways. Do you really need to collect them all?”
At that, Kwang Pil-doo said something that Jeong Dae-sik could not refute.
“Isn’t the all-in-one power too great for one person to have?”
“You’re an all-in-one, and you’re collecting weapons called magic warfare. Why do you say you can and I can’t?”
The all-in-one was to become stronger and more efficient to earn more money, and to collect Magjeon was also to keep the leader in check. But hearing such a thing in front of the person in front of me, I was at a loss for words to explain. Gwang Pil-doo continued to say when he saw Jeong Dae-sik, who had become dumb after eating honey.
“I’ll think about what I’m going to do when I’m strong, once I’m strong.”
Gwangpil-du ran away while listening to the music again. Jeong Dae-sik, who was left alone, scratched his head at the thought that he trembled unexpectedly.
Fortunately, Gwangpil-doo was not as evil as the people of the world feared. In a broad sense, Gwangpil-doo’s purpose was simply to become stronger, like Choi Hee, Ki Cheol-min, and other hunters. He does not regard that power as a means.
‘Maybe Gwangpil-doo’s thoughts like that are natural. If Gwangpil-doo was chosen by a eccentric god like me, he, too, might know about the Last War. There he might be trying to get his strength ready.’
When the sun starts to set in the desert.
People began to flock to the Comet Mansion. Dae-sik Jeong and Tae-hee Kim also wore suits prepared by Jade to have an assortment.
Unlike usual, the thought of facing Gwangpil-doo without a single weapon made me a little nervous. The Black Dragon Skin Armor and Left Vampire he used during the Magi battle had been left to the Honolulu Defense Base to be repaired, and Yamahwan and Tyrving were kept in the subspace, but they were not suitable weapons to deal with the leader.
Even if you have a suitable weapon, you can’t be equipped with such a thing in a suit. Above all else, Jade, the owner of the mansion, demanded unarmed. It was right to follow from the position of a guest, and the unarmed would be the same for the general, so Jeong Dae-sik tried hard to be satisfied with the suit.
Jeong Dae-sik went out with all the preparations and ran into Kim Tae-hee in a dress. Jeong Dae-sik said, looking at her face, a little stunned.
“The dress is pretty…”
“Are you pretty?”
Jeong Dae-sik showed an awkward smile towards Kim Tae-hee, who raised one eyebrow.
“Why don’t you take those glasses off?”
The pearl-colored dress and thick black horn-rimmed glasses didn’t suit her enough to be called a fashion terrorist. However, Kim Tae-hee insisted on wearing those glasses until the end because she didn’t want her identity to be revealed.
“It’s the captain who gets in trouble when who I am here is revealed.”
“That’s it, though.”
“When you’re ready, I’ll just leave.”
When Jeong Dae-sik escorted Kim Tae-hee and went out into the hallway, Liz, who was waiting for the two of them in the same suit, widened her eyes.
“no? Miss Kim, aren’t those glasses too much?」
“I can’t do it without this.”
Liz grumbled a few words, but without meddling any more, she took the lead. She followed her past the hall where her charity auction was being held.
At first glance, there were a number of people who were presumed to be celebrities, although they did not know who they were. They were paying big bucks for something that looked like a no-brainer.
Jeong Dae-sik passed through the hall and went into the depths of the mansion and saw Jade sitting in a place like a drawing room. Likewise, dressed in a tuxedo, he greeted Jeong Dae-sik with a soft smile.
Jade’s greeting wasn’t just for Jeong Dae-sik. When Jeong Dae-shik turned around, Gwang Pil-doo, Kwang Young-sik, and Seol Yu-ran were approaching this way.
Jeong Dae-sik and Kwang Pil-doo, who met each other’s eyes, looked at Jade with slight frowns. Then Jade shrugged her shoulders carefreely, she said.
“Anyway, the things you two want are in the same place. There’s no need to go separately, right?”
I came here as both a customer and a buyer, and I didn’t say much because Jeong Dae-sik wanted to see the 7-star weapon at least once.
Gwangpil-doo also did not show any particular reaction whether he did not think that Jeong Dae-sik would interfere, or whether it was okay to disturb him.
Jade, who turned away from the two people who had returned to their expressionless faces, immediately took the lead.
“Welcome to my treasure trove!”
As he wandered through the hall decorated like a temple, an automatic scan proved his identity. Soon after, the sound of all the security devices in the hallway being released one after another was heard.
“Follow me this way.”
At the end of the hallway, Jade glanced at the two bodyguards guarding the entrance. Soon they opened the door to the treasury and saw a spacious elevator.
As we all got into the elevator, we felt the elevator descend at a high speed. Immediately, the door opened with a ding, and Dae-sik Jeong saw a sight that made his eyes widen over the shoulder of Jade standing in front of him.
Kwang Young-sik let out an exclamation point as he got off the elevator. What was inevitable is that Jade must have put a lot of effort into displaying the treasures he had collected.
Armaments that were unusual to see at a glance were scattered all over the basement, decorated as if it were an ancient ruins. Jade said that he was particularly interested in armor, and all kinds of armor were lined up as if protecting it, so there was no spectacle.
“That’s great. Did Jade-san collect all of these?”
When Liz asked with a surprised expression, Jade responded with a smirk.
“Sure. All of them are of considerable value. Some of these items are priceless. For example, something like Magjeon.”
Jade snapped his fingers in the air and said.
「Unidentified No. 23 Arms, Left Quess Summoned.」
As soon as the words fell, the air collapsed with a woo-woo-woo sound. Soon in the air, the weapon Jade was trying to summon appeared.
It was none other than the Left Quiz, one of the parts of Magjeon.
“This is a left quisue.”
Naturally, it had the same shape as the light quiche. It had a rather sloppy appearance, as if it had only a skeleton of armor. However, I am very well aware of how powerful it is, so I was overjoyed to complete the leg parts. Unlike Bambrace, Qis didn’t match, so he couldn’t use what Jeong Dae-sik already had.
“It is an honor to present my collection to an all-in-one.”
“I heard that you did a great job in Hawaii to get this. If it’s okay with you, I’d like to make a few more gifts for Daesik Jeong, the world’s only all-in-one.”
If it was Jade Palmer’s gift, it was highly probable that it would be nothing. Even so, there seemed to be a lot of coveted items, so there was no reason to decline. Thinking it was the price of hard work to defeat Herbor, Jeong Dae-sik quickly replied.
“If yes, I would be grateful.”
“Then I will pack the left-quiss.”
Jade Palmer, who confirmed Jeong Dae-sik’s target, immediately turned to Gwangpil-doo.
“I have something to show you too.”
He snapped his fingers in the air once more.
「Summon Brilliant Aura Armor.」
The seven-star weapon was revealed in a completely different way from the magic warfare. As Jade cast the summoning spell, a dazzling light danced dizzyingly in the air. The dazzling rays of light like a prism intertwined in the air and immediately burned like a flame, which took on a shape like an armor, but then came to life.
Gwangpil-doo’s eyes widened when he saw it. He muttered as he took a step forward.
“This is the Brilliant Aura Armor, the armor that belongs to the 7-Star Weapons.”
Jade nodded with a stern expression on his face.
“That’s right. Isn’t it really beautiful?」
The armor was so beautiful that I thought it would suit a slender woman better than a giant like a savage. The overall shape looked similar to the medieval full plate armor, but there were no joint parts, and instead, a flickering flame-like mass of light was attached to it. On the back of its silvery-white luminous body, there was also a flaming mass of light, which floated the armor in the air.
Gwangpildu looked at Jade with a satisfied expression on his lips and said:
“great. do not sign the contract I will trade this armor for the Zodiac Raid.”
Seol Yu-ran’s face, who had been silent on hearing those words, became contemplative.
“Wait a minute, Captain! What do you mean?”
Jeong Dae-sik saw the reaction and realized that Seol Yu-ran had not heard anything. Seol Yu-ran grabbed Kwang Pil-doo’s arm and asked for English, but Gwang Pil-doo shook off his hand and spoke briefly.
“As you have heard.”
“Exchanging that for the Zodiac Raid… means to abandon the Zodiac Raid?”
“Am I supposed to feel guilty about that?”
“Of course! Think of what you did to the Zodiac Raid! If that’s the case, then why did you become the commander of the Zodiac Raid? You should have just left as soon as you got the 7-star weapon! Did you even take the Zodiac raid in exchange for castle armor?”
“Being in the possession of Jade Palmer is something the Zodiac Raids are welcome to do, too. With the resources and weapons the author has, he can become an international organization and do more than he does now.”
“It has nothing to do with it! You’ve managed to accept the fact that you’re the captain of the engineering department… What will you do with the crew who sided with you while being pointed at you for being a traitor?”
“I never asked you to take a side. Stop talking about this. It’s a decision that’s over.”