The Overlord of Blood and Iron (Korean Web Novel)

Chapter 197: A great shift in power (pt. 2)

-I... Is that really true? Will you really give me the banshees?

Aleister found it difficult to believe what Rothschild was saying.

-Of course. I’m not lying.

-Can I really believe what you’re saying?

-Of course! I’ll write a proper contract, and then I’ll show all the Lords in Pangaea through the Illusion network. You’ll believe me if I do that, right?

The Illusion network that was set up after the 1st Lord meetings became the main method of communication between Lords.

If Rothschild really went against the contract or deal that they signed, he would forever be remembered as trash and a liar.

That was even more so true because his previously ‘kind’ image had been somewhat destroyed by Kang Chul-In in the 1st Lord meetings.

-How about it? It won’t be that difficult for you to become an Overlord again once you agree to my conditions.

-Are those conditions really it? You just want me to block Kang Chul-In, and that’s it?

-Well, there are a few more…

-Of course…

-But they won’t be that difficult for you to follow. You can make your decision again after I tell you the other conditions.

-I...Is that so? Then show me the new condi…

-But before that.

-...?

-I think it would be better if you got rid of that Korean bitch that’s next to you. Let’s talk alone.

Rothschild demanded that Aleister take Kim Sung-hee away.

-Why? This woman is my subordinate…

-Do you still not know? That woman is the daughter of the Gusung company in Korea. And… you do know that Kang Chul-In is Korean, right?

-...!

-Overlord Aleister. You’ve been watched by Overlord Kang Chul-In for the last couple of months.

At this, Aleister suddenly turned to look at Kim Sung-hee.

“Is that true?”

Kim Sung-hee was startled; she didn’t know that Rothschild would be able to realize who she was.

“No, that’s not true.”

Even though Kim Sung-hee denied,

“Well… it doesn’t really matter even if it’s not true. I was going to make you into a banshee at some point anyway.”

“M-Milord!”

“Don’t you think it’s right for me to get rid of a potential source of danger, no matter how small it is?”

Saying that, blackish energy started to emerge from Aleister’s hands.

“Huhu… become my beautiful undead soldier…”

Aleister activated his special ability, the touch of death, and ran towards Kim Sung-hee.

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“...Yes, that’s it.”

Kwak-Jung finished his explanation.

“Even though we’re not sure what extra conditions Rothschild came up with, the two of them have definitely allied together.”

“So you’re saying that while I was cleaning up the situation, he was doing this?”

“Yes, and to be honest… it wasn’t a bad move from Rothschild. Even though Milord did gain some benefits, Rothschild was able to gain time, which is something that can’t be bought even with money.”

“Right. And Vilhelm?”

“He’s quiet. It seems like he’s solely focusing on building up his own forces in the North.”

“Alright. And Kim Sung-hee? It seems like she escaped considering how she was able to get the news to us?”

“Well, she did escape, but… She isn’t in a good condition right now.”

“Where is she?”

“She’s in the room that’s next to Milord’s.”

“Let’s go.”

Kang Chul-In moved immediately.

“...!”

Looking at Kim Sung-hee’s condition, Kang Chul-In’s face stiffened.

Skin that had almost turned completely black.

Purple lips, that seemed to have no vitality.

Eyes that seemed to have lost focus...

Kim Sung-hee looked as if she was no longer human.

“She has the undead virus.”

“W-What is that?!”

“Basically, she’s been infected by a magical disease that will turn her into an undead. It’s kind of similar to the zombie virus…”

“A-Ahhhh!!”

When he heard the words “zombie virus,” Kwak-Jung ran towards the toilet that was nearby.

And,

“N-Nooooo!!”

Kwak-Jung started to clean his hands crazily, using as much soap as he could. He looked terrified, scared that the virus would spread to him too.

“What are you doing?”

Kang Chul-In looked at Kwak-Jung like he was looking at an idiot.

“W-Wash your hands, Milord!! A disease that spreads can…”

“It doesn’t spread.”

“Huh?”

“The undead virus doesn’t spread.”

“...”

“I told you, it’s a magical disease. Have you seen something like a vampire virus spreading crazily?”

“I-Is that so?”

“Stop acting like a scaredy-cat, and come here.”

“...Yes.”

Blushing in shame, Kwak-Jung quickly came and stood next to Kang Chul-In.

“What do you think, Milord? I think…”

“It doesn’t look very hopeful right now.”

Kang Chul-In said, his eyes narrowing.

“She’ll become an undead monster within a week or so.”

“Ha… an undead, huh?”

“We’ll have to move her to Pangaea. There’s no way to save her on earth.”

“Is it even possible to save her? Normally, in movies if you get bitten by a zombie or a vampire…”

“It’s different for the undead virus. Since it’s a magical disease, it will disappear naturally if the person that infected her dies.”

“You mean Aleister?”

“Exactly.”

“Don’t tell me, are you planning to kill Aleister within a week…?”

“I can’t; that’s impossible.”

If he had the strength to be able to suddenly kill Aleister within a week, Kang Chul-In would have been able to conquer Pangaea already.

“Is there no other method?”

“Well… we can cure her with a medicine called the ‘tear of purity’, although it’ll be extremely difficult to find an alchemist with that level of skill.”

“...”

“But I’ll save her, no matter what.”

Kang Chul-In wasn’t planning on letting Kim Sung-hee become an undead.

The reason why Kim Sung-hee had gone under Aleister was because of his promise that he would let her get stronger.

To ignore someone like her, who risked her life for him?

What servant would trust a lord who completely ignored and mistreated his subordinates?

The second Kang Chul-In throws Kim Sung-hee away is the moment  the way that Kwak-Jung looks at him would change. 

“Now, we’re going back to Pangaea immediately.”

Saying that,Kang Chul-In picked up Kim Sung-hee cautiously.

Creak…

At that moment, the door to the room opened, and an old man appeared.

“Are you Kang Chul-In?”

“Yes, what is it?”

“I’m Sung-hee’s father.”

This man was the owner of the Gusung group: president Kim Hyun-sung.

“Let’s talk.”

“Fine.”

“I would like to have a chat with you, alone.”

“Very well.”

Kang Chul-In agreed to president Kim Hyun-sung’s request.

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After the short meeting with President Kim, Kang Chul-In immediately took Kim Sung-hee and returned to Pangaea.

“Milord, what did you talk about with President Kim?”

“You don’t need to know.”

But Kang Chul-In decided to ignore Kwak-Jung’s question.

“Hmph… I am the strategist of the territory…”

“Trust me, you don’t want to know unless you want to get hurt.”

“...!”

“It’s nothing important, so don’t be curious about it.”

“Alright…”

Ignoring the depressed Kwak-Jung, Kang Chul-In went towards the Lord’s hall.

“Milord! You’ve come!”

There, Lucia greeted Kang Chul-In happily as always.

“I’ve heard that you’ve done a lot of things in your hometown, Milord!”

“So the news has already spread?”

“That’s right, Milord! Milord’s feats have already spread throughout the territory! The citizens have come to further respect you!”

The dead body of the Bone Dragon that had arrived in Laputa a few days ago was a kind of evidence to show how powerful Kang Chul-In was as a lord.

To think their Lord would hunt a Bone Dragon; it was truly an amazing feat.

“And the project?”

“Just like you’ve ordered, the magical engineers are currently working on creating the engines and cannons.”

Kang Chul-In was planning to modify the Bone Dragon’s body and make it into a bomber that flew across the sky. 

“Oh? That quick?”

At the extreme speed of the project, Kang Chul-In smiled in satisfaction.

“Oh, and where’s Alfred?”

“He should be outside taking care of the plants.”

“Tell him to come to the hospital area.”

“Yes, Milord.”

After ordering Lucia, Kang Chul-In headed towards the hospital and was able to meet Alfred 10 minutes later.

“How is she?”

“Hmm… a lot of it has already spread; she’ll become fully undead in 3 days.”

3 days was much faster than the 1 week Kang Chul-In had estimated.

“And if you help?”

Kang Chul-In asked.

As a true vampire, Alfred had the ability to send his life force into someone else.

“Hmm… if I try my hardest, I think I can delay it up to 30 days.”

“Then do that.”

“...Sorry?”

“I really need to save her.”

“M-Milord… don’t tell me you want to do the Blood Heal for 30 days…”

Alfred looked as if he was about to cry.

“Thanks. Alright, I’ll be going now.”

Saying that, Kang Chul-In ran away. He knew from experience that for these things, he had to run away quickly.

“...I would rather die.”

Alfred murmured, about to have a mental breakdown.

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“The officials of Laputa shall meet in an hour.”

Kang Chul-In commanded. He was planning to conquer Aleister’s Deathwin territory before he got any backup from Alex Rothschild.

But,

“Milord!”

Before the meeting started, Lucia quickly ran towards the Lord’s hall and reported to Kang Chul-In.

“What is it?”

“Apparently, an envoy has come from Overlord Albrecht Vilhelm!”

“...!”

“They’re asking to meet with Milord.”

“Don’t tell me... Is it her?”

Kang Chul-In tilted his head.

“Sorry?”

“No, it’s nothing. Let them in.”

“Yes, Milord.”

Lucia nodded, and Kang Chul-In was able to meet the envoy sent by Overlord Albrecht Vilhelm.

“Hello, sir.”

The envoy was beautiful.

Glistening blonde hair and deep blue eyes. She was a stereotypical example of a beautiful blonde woman.

It’s been a while, Minerva.

Kang Chul-In knew who she was.

Why wouldn’t he?

Minerva.

Otherwise known as the Queen of Diplomats.

She was such a terrifying diplomat that even Lee Gong-Myung would have to stay silent in front of her regarding diplomacy.

“I’m a subordinate to Overlord Albrecht Vilhelm, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the great Bifrost territory.”

“Is that so?”

“Yes, Lord Kang Chul-In.”

“Stand up.”

“Yes.”

“Come closer.”

Kang Chul-In motioned towards his throne.

“Goodbye.”

“Huh?”

Startled, Minerva asked.

SUK!

A blackish light flashed before cutting through Minerva’s neck.

Puak!!

Blood bursted out, dyeing the area near Kang Chul-In red.

Tuk.

Minerva’s head rolled on the floor.

“...!”

“...!”

“...!”

The officials of Laputa instantly froze.

“M-Milord!!”

Kwak-Jung shouted in shock.

Even though Kang Chul-In was famed for doing whatever he wanted, to think he would just cut off the head of an envoy who was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs in another territory... 

“Request a call to Albrecht Vilhelm.”

Laughing, Kang Chul-In ordered with a cold voice.

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