Chapter 22: Got Something Interesting (2)
“Ahhhk!” The PD screamed in fright. His scream rang throughout the broadcasting station.
“PD-nim! Are you ok”
People from the entertainment division and other divisions unrelated to the newsroom rushed toward him. The top stars who had come to improve the image of the twelve Zodiac Saints blinked.
In the end, the frightened PD pointed at the box. “S-snake!”
A snake slithered out of the box. Moreover, it wasnt a garden variety snake; it was a King Cobra. People wanted to run away, but their panic lasted for only a moment.
The snake had something in its mouth, a gray plastic envelope. Looking annoyed, it slammed its tail on the desk. The scene seemed as if the snake was threatening to bite these people if they didnt quickly take the envelope.
Everyone reared back in fright.
In the end, the trembling PD extended his hand. As soon as he grabbed the plastic envelope, the snake opened its mouth in joy.
As though its business here was done, the now-happy snake went toward the booths exit. However, the snake suddenly came to a stop. It remembered a warning from its owner before he had placed it in the delivery box.
‘Do you understand Just deliver the item. If you change into something else inside the box, youre dead.
“…!” Cold sweat appeared on the skin of the fearsome King Cobra. It rolled its small eyes to assess its surroundings. The next moment, something surprising happened.
The King Cobra transformed in shape. A slime with the consistency of a pudding appeared in its place. The slime happily rushed out of the room as if it had pulled off the perfect crime.
Soon, screams could be heard outside the building.
“Kyahhhk! What the hell is that”
“Is that a monster”
People became frightened when they saw a pudding crawl across the ground. That wasnt all. For some reason, the slime seemed to travel underneath the skirts of K-POP idols. It seemed to like that kind of thing.
Pandemonium broke out inside the broadcasting station. Of course, the booth within the newsroom turned chaotic for an entirely different reason.
“P-PD-nim. Somethings written on the envelope.”
“It says to send this out to the world!”
“Hurry up and open it!”
The PD quickly opened the envelope. He and his colleagues were surprised when they saw the envelopes content.
Inside the envelope was a picture.
“My god! Isnt that a picture of the Sheep Saint”
“Youre right! Its Yang Wei! He dropped off the grid when the Spider Queen appeared in Korea!”
“He falsely stated that he had killed the Spider Queen. Since his lies resulted in damages to Korea, wouldnt Korea want some sort of a recompense”
“Youre correct. He routinely took a lot of protection fees from Korea.”
“Many witnesses say that he tried to bury the evidence.”
“Im pretty sure he had gone missing…”
This was why everyones face turned pale. It was to be expected. The picture showed a problematic scene. There was no way the Sheep Saint would send them this photo unless he had lost his mind.
“PD-nim! Something is written behind the photo.”
When they saw the back of the photo, everyone yelled. The words were written with a broad pen, and there was power behind them.
Only one sentence was written on the photos back.
“Lets go live right now!”
“What are you doing Send out the notice for breaking news! Well also run a special feature during prime time!”
“Uh Were running a special on the twelve Zodiac Saints at that time slot—”
“Who cares about the twelve Zodiacs!”
“What… what will be the title of the show”
“Message sent by Lee Gun! This is an exclusive!”
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While the broadcasting station was in turmoil thanks to Lee Guns antics, Hugo became surprised by the item Lee Gun took out. “Hey! Thats…”
The crate emitted chaotic magical energy, shocking Hugo into action. He immediately used his ability.
The door shut as Hugo released a large amount of magical energy.
[The barrier around the Archers holy ground has been activated.]
[s holy ground. It is the Sagittariuss Pit of Hell.]
[Holy Ground Characteristics: Scorching Heat, Foresight, Hero Training, Heros Grave]
[Caution! You may receive burns if you are not careful.]
[The Serpent Bearers holy ground is needed to protect you.]
[Your qualification and level are too low to make this corresponding area into the Serpent Bearers holy ground.]
[You feel the energy of an envoy.]
Hugo put up a barrier to stop the power from leaking out of the crate. He then grabbed the back of his neck. His reaction was warranted. “Hey! Why the hell would you steal a Saints treasure”
That was right. The golden crate in front of him was an SS rank holy item called .
“Thats one of the treasures touted by the twelve Zodiacs!”
Lee Gun sneered. “What I found out Oh Taeksoo is poorer than I thought. Im going to use this as my wallet instead of taking resources from the Poverty Saint.”
“What Why am I the Poverty S…” Hugo tried to glare at his friend, but he understood why Lee Gun had stolen this particular item. It was an item Lee Gun coveted in the distant past.
‘Its a holy item that multiplies other items.
The Sheep Saints Imperial holy item could increase gold, skills, and soldiers.
‘This is a treasure even other Saints covet. How did he get a hold of this.
“Also, I think something is already in here.” Lee Gun shook the box as he laughed. “Anyway, Ill open this and multiply the ingredients. Then, Ill use it to screw over everyone.”
“How” Hugo asked.
Lee Gun confidently laughed. “I heard most of the twelve Zodiac Saints are receiving funds from the asshat. Thats why…”
“How are you going to pull that off Theres no one here who can activate this holy item,” Hugo said.
A momentary silence ensued in the room. Lee Gun furrowed his brows as he looked at his friend. “What You cant use this”
“Dude, Im the Archer Saint!”
Not anyone could use a holy item. In short, Saints were humans blessed by the gods. This meant the holy item of the Sheep could be used by only humans the Sheep god favored. As for the low-rank holy items sold on the market, they had a general use contract.
‘Of course, some gods allow anyone to use their holy items.
An SS rank holy item was a treasure that represented a gods pride. There was no way anyone could use these items.
‘Well, this guy is an exception.
Lee Gun had never revealed how he had done it, but in the past, he had nonchalantly stolen and used SS rank holy items of the twelve Zodiacs. Hugo had been no exception to this. He had to come up with some bull** excuse to his God saying he had lent the item to Lee Gun.
Since Lee Gun could use items of other Saints, was he assuming Hugo could do the same It seemed that was the case.
“Why cant you use it” Lee Gun couldnt understand why Hugo was unable to do it, and this made Hugos eyebrows twitch.
“Why are you trying to make me use it” Hugo asked.
“It uses a crap ton of magical energy.”
‘This bastard is trying to use me as a battery for magical energy. Hugo had a baffled expression, but Lee Gun remained shameless.
Saints received magical energy from their gods, but Lee Guns magical energy came from himself. If he used this item, he would fall over from exhaustion. He would be crazy to use it.
“Youre the only one of the twelve Zodiacs who I recognize and accept. I dont know why youre incapable of doing something so easy.” Lee Gun looked at him.
“Your standards are insane. Are you never going to admit that”
In the end, Lee Gun raised the crate as if to show that Hugo was useless. However, a fierce rebound suddenly knocked his hands away.
[Intruder! You arent a disciple accepted by the Sheep god!]
An unfamiliar voice rang out as the crate emanated red magical energy.
Hugo quickly summoned his auxiliary bow. “Gun! Get back!”
Despite the warning, Lee Gun smirked. There was no way he would back off. He imbued powerful magical energy into the item.
Lee Guns personal characteristic called allowed him to mimic another persons technique and magical energy to a certain extent. He had used this skill to develop holy items and nonchalantly borrow the holy items of others.
In the past, he had to be mindful of not stepping on the toes of others, but there was no need for that now.
‘The god of wealth ran away, so whats he going to do
Two incredibly huge magical energy waves clashed against each other. Lee Gun was trying to brute force the crate by destroying the barrier set by the god.
Was it because the god of wealth had gone into hiding Whatever the reason was, the wind pressure generated by the rebound dissipated in no time. Lee Gun quickly retracted his hands in desperation. It was to be expected.
‘My hair… The wind blew off several strands of Lee Guns hair, surprising him. At the same time, he heard a familiar voice.
[Your hair will be sacrificed when you use the Sheeps holy item.]
[Warning! If you pursue wealth too much, you might become bald.]
“…!” Lee Gun bit his tongue.
When one borrowed the power of a god through a holy item, one needed to give a tribute or fulfill a requirement. It meant payment had to be paid for borrowing the power. Of course, the rental fee differed depending on the Saint. Some gods gave power to the humans who needed it. However, some liked to put their own amusement above all else.
‘No wonder that asshat had thinning hair!
It seemed Hugo was also shocked by this scene. The disciples of his god also had to pay tributes, but it wasnt this type of thing. He wondered if the disciples of the Sheep knew about this.
Soon, Lee Guns eyes flashed in anger. “Are there any disciples of the Sheep nearby”
Hugo looked fed-up as he gazed at Lee Gun. “Is losing your hair that big of a deal”
Lee Gun grumbled. Of course, it mattered. “Ill have to kidnap one from nearby.”
Hugo held Lee Gun back. Even he couldnt bury the story if Lee Gun kidnapped someone. “Youre asking too much in the first place. Its an SS rank item. You need at least a Saint to use it!”
Lee Gun grumbled as he pointed toward the trunk with Yang Weis corpse. “Are you sure hes dead”
Hugo burst out laughing. ‘Isnt it obvious “You used your ignorant power to pierce his heart! Even I would be dead!”
This remark caused Lee Gun to lash out in anger once again. “Hes a Saint! Whys he so weak How could he die from just that attack”
Hugo was dumbfounded. “Hes not weak! Youre the weird one for expecting him to live after being stabbed like that!”
“Whatever! Just bring him back to life, Taeksoo.”
“Hey!” In the end, Hugo groaned. “Even if the rental fee is fully paid, you need the secret code to use the crate to its full potential.”
“Yang Wei had a distrustful personality, so he put secret codes on many of his holy items,” Hugo explained.
Hugo let out a bitter laugh. He seemed like a father looking at a troublemaker of a son. “I understand what you must be feeling right now, but you should give up on it. You wont be able to use it.”
Suddenly, Lee Gun kicked Yang Weis corpse in anger.
[You have acquired special data.]