No one could hide their shock as Hae Ack-chun mouthed the words ‘Qi Dispersal Poisoning’.
Qi Dispersal Poison.
Although it was referred to as a poison, it was closer to a drug.
It temporarily rendered the body unable to handle qi. Depending on how profound one’s internal qi was, its effect could also vary, as even great warriors were affected by it.
Cho Sung-won then added.
Song Jwa-baek kicked his chair as he got up, and turned serious as he could not gather his internal qi.
Sima Young then said.
“I am fine.”
“You are fine?”
Everyone here was suffering from the poison, yet she was fine?
“Miss Sima, is there something in the meal you didn’t touch?”
“I didn’t drink the alcohol because it smelled bad.”
At those words, everyone turned to the bottle. Everyone here had become drunk from it.
It seemed like the poison was in the alcohol and not the food.
“Is there anyone here who didn’t drink it?”
Hae Ack-chun asked us this, but none of us didn’t touch the alcohol.
We knew this because we had poured a glass for each of us. This was the worst-case scenario.
“Teacher. We have to get out of here…”
Before I could say anything else…
The sound of metal.
The voices of swords, it felt like there were around twenty or more swords.
It was highly likely that there existed a lot more.
“We realized it too late.”
Sima Young drew her sword. She, too, noticed the presence around us. And then it came.
The door broke open, and someone walked in.
It was a middle-aged man with a rough look and scars that went from his forehead to his chin. Behind the man followed people wearing masks.
The moment he saw the middle-aged man, Hae Ack-chun frowned as he mumbled.
The middle-aged man bowed to Hae Ack-chun.
“Crazy Demon Commander, Yeon Bu-saeng greets the Fourth Elder.”
How could I not know?
Excluding the Elders and the Blood Stars, several warriors were as strong as those with a high reputation in the sect.
One of them was the Crazy Demon Commander.
The man was called the Crazy Demon Blade in the Murim.
‘The fact that he has appeared means…’
This was a trap by Baek Hye-hyang and not the Alliance. The person who was guarding this safe house must have also been captured.
This was frustrating for us, but it must have been a relief for them.
‘We made a mistake.’
I shouldn’t have let down my guard until the end of the mission. Hae Ack-chun addressed him in displeasure.
“You are doing all sorts of things.”
“I apologize. But I cannot face the Elder if I don’t do this.”
“What do you mean?”
“My lady asked me to take it in peace.”
As expected, he was sent by Baek Hye-hyang.
There was no way that she would just let us go. After all, she was a woman with such a nature, a natural fox.
“Who is So Wonhwi, the Elder’s disciple?”
At his question, Song Jwa-baek glanced at me. What an idiot!
Yeon Bu-saeng raised his eyebrow and said.
“It is you. Be careful not to hurt him.”
It seemed that he had been ordered to drag me away. At that moment, however, he noticed the Blood Demon Sword in my hand.
I should have wrapped up the sword in cloth before this. It looks like I was the one being targeted here.
The reaction that arrived, however, was different from what I thought. Yeon Bu-saeng smiled and then said to Hae Ack-chun.
“You have worked so hard, but what are you doing with an imitation sword, Elder?”
Everyone looked confused when he said that this was an imitation.
The man continued without care.
“Elder. This is a pointless fight. The real weapon is in the hands of my lady.”
“The Blood Demon Sword is in the hands of the lady.”
What new nonsense was this?
The real sword was in my hands. At that moment, Hae Ack-chun moved his eyes from right to left, telling us to not reveal the truth.
I didn’t know why, but if the other side didn’t know that this was the real sword, there was no reason to tell them. Yeon Bu-saeng then continued.
“Elder. It is meaningless to reduce the forces of the sect for this internal fight. Please just help the young lady become the Blood Demon.”
“Huh! Do people asking for help act like this?”
Hae Ack-chun spoke in a voice that was filled with anger and hate. It felt as if he was truly angry at the moment, but he was acting for the smiling man in front of us.
“This is to prevent unnecessary sacrifices. Please do not make us commit something bad.”
“What if I don’t like it?”
“Then we will take it by force.”
Hae Ack-chun’s face twisted horribly. If he hadn’t been poisoned, he would have already pulled the man’s head off.
Hae Ack-chun, who was glaring at him with killing intent, then said.
“Is this all of you?”
It was an attempt to check the number of enemies. To this, Yeon Bu-saeng shook his head and said, “Do you think this is all I brought when going against an Elder? Please give up. It is impossible to get out of here.”
If more of them were surrounding this place, it would indeed be the worst-case scenario.
Hae Ack-chun let out a sigh.
Convinced that Hae Ack-chun had given up, Yeom Bu-saeng smiled.
“Thank you. Please just move to the main sect and apologize for your rudeness…”
At that moment.
“Stop with this bullshit!”
Hae Ack-chun grabbed the table and charged at them like a bull. His impressive muscles bulged as he moved.
Even if he couldn’t use internal qi right now, the sudden charge had shocked them.
Hae Ack-chun shouted at us.
“Run! Sima Young, take responsibility for them and breakthrough! I will block them”
It was like he was sacrificing himself. I thought he would do something, but he decided to put himself into a life-threatening situation and told us all to run.
At that time, two people clung to the side of Hae Ack-chun.
“What are you doing!”
“Teacher, how can you stop them all by yourself? Let me help you!”
“Me… me too!”
The twins had moved alongside him. As the three muscular macho men clung together, the table was pushed further forward.
Song Jwa-baek turned to me and Sima Young to say.
“What are you doing! Fuck! Run fast! Miss, move on!”
Sima Young bit her lip while hesitating.
This must be the first time that someone was sacrificing themselves for her.
At Hae Ack-chun’s urging, she moved.
Seeing that she was the only way out, I turned to her. She then swung her sword at the only window in the house.
She called for me as she cut the window open enough for people to fit through.
“I will take the lead. Follow… ah!”
More masked men were surrounding the place. We had no choice but to fight them, one way or another.
“Tch! Do not come near!”
As the masked people tried to push in, this was a perfect situation for one side to lose.
At that moment.
As I looked over at Song Jwa-baek, the table was split in half.
Yeon Bu-saeng was ready to split all of it open with his sword. He then spoke with a stern face.
“In the end, I am doing something wrong.”
“You already did the wrong thing.”
Hae Ack-chun swung his fist at him.
Although he had no internal qi, his movement was light, as if he still could use his qi. After Yeon Bu-saeng moved to avoid it, he attempted to slash at Hae Ack-chun’s head with his sword.
“Forgive this wrong…”
Hae Ack-chun’s knee had crushed his private parts.
Hae Ack-chun grinned and laughed. No matter how much one protected their body, one part was always vulnerable.
Yeon Bu-saeng, who had received a blow to the most important part of his body and life, contorted his face in pain.
That was the moment.
A sword flew towards his head. The startled Yeon Bu-saeng moved back.
At that moment, Yeon Bu-saeng’s sword was blown back as a new sword pierced through. He then looked at me with confused eyes.
It was I who had stabbed him with the sword.
Hae Ack-chun and the twins were also shocked. They were surprised to see that I, who should have been poisoned alongside them, managed to push back a warrior like Yeon Bu-saeng.
Sure I could not use my top dantian due to the poisoning, but that wasn’t all I had. The innate qi was stored in the middle dantian and differed from the internal qi.
I did try to hide this for a long time, but this was no longer possible. The only ones who could fight now were Sima Young and me. Without looking back at them, I said.
“Let’s do it together. There is no way out.”
“Can you fight?”
Hearing my words, Hae Ack-chun took a deep breath and said.
“Will you handle it?”
“I am asking if you can handle them.”
As I thought, he would be using internal qi circulation.
He told me to buy him time to cleanse the poison from his body. Alright.
That could be a short time, but it would be very long when going against such people.
Song Jwa-baek then asked me.
“Can you do it?”
“Don’t worry, you guys stand by to protect the teacher!”
“Damn! I get it.”
As Hae Ack-chun sat cross-legged, the others stood around him.
I shall try to ensure that no one got close to them as much as possible, but we were inside a small house.
And Yeon Bu-saeng yelled in anger.
“You have the desire to bleed.”
“Didn’t you say that I am not to be touched?”
“Just taking you intact will be good enough!”
As soon as those words ended, he looked at me and moved.
I managed to block his sword easily, making him frown.
“You, you handle the sword better than you seem able to.”
And I replied.
“Since the situation came to this, it wouldn’t matter if I kill you, right?”
At that moment, I stepped forward, increasing my strength on the ground, and rotated my sword.
It was the Chasing Till The End sword technique.
Surprised by the technique, the man insanely used his sword to escape.
It was amazing.
His escape was good, but there were too many gaps in it.
It seemed like my two fights against great warriors had helped me as my technique firmly pierced through a gap.
Before he could move to counterattack, I moved forward with the force of a storm.
The storm tore into his body. He screamed as he was slashed and blown back. The man behind him tried to hold him, but they were also blown away.
Yeon Bu-saeng, whose body was covered in blood, coughed up blood and died.
The masked man around him could not hide their shock. This must be because their leader, a strong warrior, died at my hands.
I stood blocking the entrance and shouted.
“Be sure to take me safely!”
But I would kill you all before that.
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