KotB Chapter 133

Chapter 133: Hyacinth (2)

TL: Nadu

Editor: Lesurous


 

 

They say that a low frequency accompanied a lion’s roar and prevented their prey from moving.

In other words, an intangible energy greatly influencing a living creature.

Muyoung was currently like that.

As the family member of the Sun Guild’s leader, Mendini would have grown up eating well since he was young. That was why he was completely the opposite from Muyoung who went through struggles upon struggles.

A sheltered life.

His obese body which didn’t even have any calluses.

It showed how much he neglected training.

It was inconceivable that this sort of man was Alexandro’s child.

Muyoung instinctively knew that Mendini was easily frightened.

Muyoung was able to judge a person to a certain degree just by their body movement, the movement of their eyes, or the unique scent that flows out when a person is nervous.

Unless they were specially trained to hide these sort of emotions…

‘He’s pathetic.’

Muyoung inwardly clicked his tongue.

He was Alexandro’s family. So, there was no way he wouldn’t have received that sort of training.

He would have also developed a mental defense mechanism extremely well.

However, Mendini was shivering just from Muyoung’s forceful words.

He was pathetic and furthermore a disappointment.

A tiger’s child that couldn’t even be a dog.

Wasn’t he just a greedy pig then?

Brrrrrr!

Just by having a taste of Muyoung’s vigor, Mendini was continuously breaking out into a cold sweat.

In Mendini’s eyes, Muyoung was seen as a king of the underworld.

“Gruuuaak!”

Muyoung’s hand gradually pushed down on Mendini’s shoulder.

As Mendini naturally let go of Hyacinth’s hand, Muyoung threw Mendini to the ground.

“Wh, what are you guys doing! Kill him!”

The grin disappeared.

Mendini spoke with a face brutally ravaged by anger.

Then, the dozen bodyguards instantly surrounded Muyoung.

“D, don’t do this. Mendini oppa.”

“You bitch! Did you sleep with that bastard already? Both of you guys will never get away with this!”

Mendini shouted this as he dragged his butt on the floor quickly moving back to hide behind his bodyguards.

Hyacinth’s body shivered faintly.

It was because she had never heard of this sort of improper remark.

“You weren’t normally like this, Mendini oppa. Why…”

Muyoung placed his hand on top of Hyacinth, who bursted into tears.

Hyacinth must not break down right now.

For Muyoung’s goal, she must not stop fighting against him.

So, he decided to help her.

“There’s more than meets the eye.”

Hyacinth was too young.

So, she needed to be tougher.

So no one would disregard her or look down on her just because she was young.

During this time when Alexandro had concealed his whereabouts, she needed to create her own territory so that others wouldn’t violate it.

Muyoung quietly whispered.

“The world isn’t as beautiful as a painting either.”

This world, this Underworld, was filled with filth.

The only difference was how much they were covered by it.

The world in which everyone lived in was never beautiful or clean.

She needed to know this.

If she simply avoided this, it would only cause her tragedy one day.

Swoosh!

Mendini’s dozen bodyguards raised their swords.

However, Anguish didn’t cry.

‘Are you saying they aren’t even worth showing your true color?’

Muyoung couldn’t help but smirk.

Anguish didn’t even wake up. As if it wasn’t a fight it needed to show up for.

It meant they were below its standard.

It was a completely different attitude compared to when it desired the blood of the monsters in the Demon God’s Territory.

It couldn’t be helped since the fighting power of humans was very lacking.

At most, their main stats would be within 250.

Muyoung didn’t even take out Anguish.

Blaaze!

A dragon form created from flame appeared behind Muyoung’s back.

Roooarrr!

As the dragon cried loudly, the guards in the surrounding couldn’t help but stop lunging towards Muyoung.

However, the dragon did not have mercy just because they stopped.

As it opened its mouth widely, it devoured five people instantly.

Thud!

There wasn’t even time for them to burn. They just became ash and fell to the floor.

“A dragon knight…?”

Everyone was shocked.

Mendini’s expression was especially worth watching.

Mendini only knew that Muyoung was a Prestige Knight, he wasn’t well aware of Muyoung’s skills.

There weren’t many who volunteered to be Hyacinth’s bodyguard and their skills were all lacking,so he wasn’t able to fully figure out Muyoung.

‘Was he truly a Prestige Knight?!’

One by one they all burned and disappeared.

It was hard to even read Muyoung’s movements.

Was the Prestige Knights in the legend like him?

The ones who fought through thousands, millions of enemies and cut through the necks of Demon Kings.

Afterwards, the ashes of the guards blew away.

Mendini was only able to watch with his widened eyes.

“Huummph!”

Soon, Mendini who finally recovered his senses, noticed he had wet his pants.

He had pissed himself from being afraid.

Thump!

As Muyoung approached, he awkwardly fell and spoke with clenched teeth.

“Don’t you know who I am?! You won’t be safe after killing me!”

“…Muyoung.”

At the same time, Hyacinth grabbed Muyoung’s sleeve.

Even in this situation, she was worryied about Mendini?

However, thankfully it didn’t seem to be true.

Her eyes seemed to be worried about Muyoung as it might be hard for Muyoung to manage if things got worse due to Mendini.

“I will just cut off the hand that touched you.”

“What?”

Swoosh!

Crunch!

She didn’t even see him move.

In the blink of an eye, Anguish popped out and took Mendini’s right hand before it returned to its original spot.

“Gaaaaaaaaak! My hand! My hand!!”

Mendini rolled on the ground as he held his wrist as it spurted out blood.

Nevertheless, Muyoung’s face didn’t even change in the slightest.

Hyacinth momentarily looked at the scene she was seeing.

However, that was all.

Even if she grew up sheltered in the Underworld, seeing a corpse was still an everyday experience.

“As a Prestige Knight, there is only one person I serve. Not the Sun Guild, and no one else. So, you can be more confident.”

It was obvious who that one person was.

Only one person.

The sweetness in those words was enough to bring Hyacinth to her senses.

Hyacinth clenched her fist as she looked into Muyoung’s eyes.

As if she was making a promise silently.

The news about Mendini losing his hand spread far and wide.

Of course, a lot of people swarmed in to interrogate Hyacinth but whenever they did Hyacinth clearly spoke.

“Mendini oppa tried to molest me. As my knight, he just did what he needed to do.”

“There is no way Mendini would do that! You are just lying to protect that knight!”

“Second eldest unni[1], it’s not a lie.”

“He said that all he did was approach you because he gained interest in your painting. But, you cut off his hand? I didn’t know you were that spiteful.”

The only ones who lived after watching the incident were Mendini, Hyacinth, and Muyoung.

However, the story of both sides was completely different and the one to give others more faith in was unfortunately Mendini’s.

“I’m telling the truth. But, what are you going to do by continuously insisting that it’s a lie? Are you telling me to give up Muyoung’s life? By pressuring me with this many soldiers?”

A few hundred soldiers were positioned inside and outside of her room.

However, Hyacinth didn’t yield an inch.

Normally, she would have bent down.

The woman who was called the second eldest sister seemed a bit taken back.

“Of course! We are the foundations of the Sun Guild. An outsider who suddenly appeared tried to kill one of these pillars. Is it not obvious for him to give up his life?”

“If we can’t bridge our different views, we have no other choice. Wasn’t the system the ‘Trial of Swords’ made for these situations?”

“You…?!”

The woman widened her eyes.

The Trial of Swords.

It was a system created to battle for the truth when a situation arises where people couldn’t bridge their differences and it could not be resolved by basic rules.

Simply, it was somewhat of a selfish system that stated the stronger person was the winner.

However, it was moderately acceptable in the fact that the swords spoke the truth.

That system was mentioned by none other than Hyacinth.

And Muyoung stood behind Hyacinth like a great mountain.

‘She is wise.’

Hyacinth was young and softhearted but wasn’t simply a gentle girl.

To protect herself and Muyoung, she instinctively knew that this was the only way.

She needed to advance forward and not bend the knee to live.

Muyoung was planning to forcefully drag her forward if he needed to but it was a good thing she realized this on her own.

“Do you know what you are saying?”

“I do. It is a trial against each other by betting each other’s seal.”

All the children of the Sun Guild had a seal.

That seal itself was all of their strength.

The Trial of Swords was a fight with everything on the line.

“I’ll nominate Muyoung as my substitute. Is my opponent going to be you, unni? Or Mendini oppa who is now sick in bed?”

“You… were you always this sort of child?”

“It was brothers and sisters who made me like this.”

Hyacinth didn’t back down even an inch.

Hence, the woman who was fed up with her turned her body as she clicked her tongue.

“If you want, I understand. Let’s have a Trial of Swords. It seems like you trust in that Prestige Knight or whatever he is but there are much stronger people in our Sun Guild.”

As if it was too late even if she regretted her decision, the woman stared at Hyacinth once before she walked away.

All of the soldiers followed the woman.

Shortly after, Hyacinth sighed deeply in her empty room.

“Whooo! I’m still not sure if this is a good thing.”

“Everything will turn out well.”

Muyoung was certain.

Now, while Alexandro is vacant.

Through Hyacinth, he was going to infiltrate much deeper into the Sun Guild.

‘To strike root and absorb its nutrients.’

There were a lot of places that only Alexandro and his deputy could enter.

Even Muyoung was reluctant because of the maximum security.

However, if Hyacinth collected the family seals and gained a much higher authority, he would be able to enter those places.

Even though Hyacinth was arranged to be married to another guild, it was only on the surface.

On top of that, if Hyacinth was able to gain authority, she would be able to refuse that sort of promise.

The Sun Guild was a place with that sort of strength.

Even more, it was told that there was a mountain of numerous hidden treasures and information in the Sun Guild.

Even in the past, Muyoung was unable to properly steal from this place.

It was exciting just by imagining what could be in this place.

A moment later, Hyacinth spoke as if she relaxed a bit.

“But, when did you start talking using the familiar form?”

“Is it uncomfortable?”

“Ummm…. No, it’s good. I like this better.”

Muyoung wasn’t sure what was good but Hyacinth nodded after thinking for a second.

Coming to an internal decision, she continued to talk.

“From now on, when it’s just us, call me Hya. It’s my nickname I only allow people who are close to me to call me. Try saying it. Hya.”

“I’ll say it later.”

“Not later, now. Hya!”

“Hya.”

At the same time, Hyacinth blushed her cheeks.

“Gogood job. Continue to call me that.”

As if she felt awkward, she plumped herself onto the bed.

Muyoung sat beside her.

Within the silence, a trust was formed.

 

*

 

The substitute Mendini brought was an experienced warrior with a red beard.

Bastille.

He was a strong man, definitely strong enough to be in the top 300 humans. However, his strength was lacking compared to Muyoung’s flames.

Bastille’s red beard was on fire due to Muyoung’s dragon flames.

Thud!

Then, everyone looked at Bastille who lose consciousness and fall to the floor, as if they couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

An unexpected change.

An unexpected change close to a natural calamity had occurred.

No matter how strong Muyoung was, Bastille was a warrior who was labeled as one of the strongest within the Sun Guild!

“This, this is unbelievable….”

Mendini who watched this scene from afar, foamed at the mouth and passed out.

The tradition of the Sun Guild.

He lost in the Trial of Swords.

He bet his seal on the trial.

The seal was his strength, his authority, his everything.

Since Hyacinth had taken that away from him, Mendini’s future was crystal clear.

 


[1] unni – It is a term for a woman to call an older woman or an older female sibling.

 

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Comments 35

  1. Thanks for the chapter. As always take care of yourself before chapters. We can wait. Appreciate updates immensely, but can wait :D.

    The big thing that made it some what cliffy is just wanting to know the setup of what Muyoung has been doing and who the little girl is. Turns out she is a tool for more power, but what I like about Muyoung is he really isn’t the sort to use people and then throw them away. It also makes sense to keep someone who has a high position in the Sun Guild and is friendly there.

    1. I think she must die for Muyoung to get the ring out of her. I dont think he’s the type to waste all that efforts and would not get the ring at the end.

      1. If you account that the author of this was the same of the dungeon hunter novel then yes she definitely needs to die but it’s just that I want to think of the alternate happy ending for once in this dark novel 😣

      2. But if you look at it enthusiastically, she could just give it willingly, no? Usually bobded items have that feature. I hope so. Plus moyoung hates unecesacary killing. And don’t mind the spellings

      3. Muyoung can just ask the ring as a compensation for his services. If everything goes as he is planning, Hyacinth will end up with alot of the seals of strength and will probably have access to much more interesting items and knowledge

    2. She won’t die and more likely would join and follow Muyoung back to his domain after the Sun Guild and its families all destroyed. She will grow mentally strong so she can accept the soon tragedy would be happened to his family. I mean he has already 2 girls at his side who is Woohee the arena manager fairy and the Star Priestess with him being ok with everything. So her being added up to his growing kingdom.

        1. Sorry about that I forgotten her name. Her name is Yang Mei who had explained the Disordered Terror in detail back in the Twilight Village and think that Muyoung would never succeed. One of the Starkeepers that guided those bearing the Stars that indicate their power from transcendents and Heroes. Now she believed that Muyound bearing the Red Star of Absolute and also called the ‘Star-Eater’ is the one gonna destroy all other stars and create a new world from the ashes of destruction.

    1. I would have some suggestions but it seems they are all exactly ones that have been temporarily taken downout of respect to the author. i would suggest everyone else is a returnee and u am the monarch (which looks like it will have romance very soon).

      1. Doesn’t get much more romance than ICDS, lol.

        Honestly I kind of like Muyoungs complete lack of interest in romance. It makes sense with his character that only recently got his own free will back. He has lived too long in a world where everyone and anyone will betray each other. Hard to truly have romantic feelings in that kind of setting. Besides he has a goal and he is not going to stop until he fulfills it. Its nice having such a driven and focused MC.

  2. Thanks for the Chapter~
    Aww, im starting to grow attached to Hya, I don’t want Muyong to kill her~ Cant he just cut off her finger or something~?(Her finger with the ring of whatever) (Damn, im starting to think im becoming more cold hearted readin this novel 😂😂)

  3. Now I see why human lost again Demon Army, they are too weak yet prideful and thinking they are superior being even to the point of fighting againt each other relatives.

      1. The thing to remember is that yes Muyoung killed all sorts of people, but he was hired by Humans to kill those other humans. The Forest of Death was a for profit group. You pay they kill. Muyoung was simply a tool to kill people. The ones pulling the trigger was always a member of humanity.

        Besides without the tacit agreement of all the top factions to leave the Forest of Death alone it would never survive. If everyone really came together the first thing on the menu would be to destroy a place that constantly weakens them.

    1. Its worse than just being conceited about their own power. They are actively cutting each other down. All the humans in the Underworld treat life like a Zero Sum game played against each other. Someone else profiting means they are losing. No one trusts anyone else even within the same family.

      They are too scared to lose what they have that the idea of improving and getting more hasn’t even crossed their minds. Things would probably be different if they had a common enemy to unite against, but since the DG’s stopped attacking they lack even that. So the common threat became each other.

      It really is sad just how easy it is to imagine actual humanity acting in the exact same way. Hell, in many ways we already act just like the Underworld denizens. Not willing to help those in need because it might cost us.

      1. Well, I don’t see anything wrong acting in the name of benefit/profit because if it does cost you something without anything in return then that mean you have to sacrifice something you own for someone else who you might don’t even know.
        But not the point of killing each other, fighting among themself, sacrifice their own family to gain some profit because that is beyond moral stand point. Well, if the world end then moral and rules will be gone and we will see how human nature acting in lawless world, I believe we will be no different than those people in this novel.
        Law and rules is the only thing that restrain human from being themself, but even rules can’t bind people who got blind by religions thing, they are lost cause.

  4. Thanks for the chapter ^_^
    “Gogood job. Continue to call me that.”
    gogood -> go-good job.
    The hypheon shows that it’s a stammer, not a strange result of tongue biting or something. And lol, Hya sounds so weird. She fell for him hard. Oh yeah, i din’t really get what happened here

    A moment later, Hyacinth spoke as if she relaxed a bit.

    “But, when did you start talking using the familiar form?”

    “Is it uncomfortable?”

    “Ummm…. No, it’s good. I like this better.”

    Don’t get it ;-;

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