When Yu IlHan cleaned the first round of aerial monsters of Earth using the flying fortress, Earth had finally found a glimpse of the clear sky without a speck of monsters after the Great Cataclysm. This happened merely 4 days after the flying fortress took to the air.
“Though, from the look of things, it would go back to usual after one week at most.”
“Why? It’s much better for monsters to be re-supplied periodically rather than having them disappear all of a sudden.”
[I get that killing monsters is same as grilling meat to you…]
Of course, as the flying fortress was treated as Yu IlHan’s equipment, if he didn’t want to meet monsters, he should just put concealment on it and fly around the sky, but he did not do that. There was the flying fortress and there were monsters. What reason was there to hesitate?
“Then let’s go over to another country. Let’s start from Japan, which is the closest, and do a trip around the world.”
“There were limitations in the means of transport back then, but now-”
[Ah, I get it. I get it so you don’t have to explain the A to Z on the flying fortress.]
Just as Yu IlHan was about to lecture Liera about his masterpiece for 3 hours straight, she stopped him. So, Yu IlHan skipped the basic explanation and went onto explaining about the specific details of the plan.
“Then after I am sure that I’ve cleaned up all the countries, then I’ll start cleaning up the seas. After cleaning up the whole Earth like that…..”
“Training can be done by hunting monsters. At that time, aerial monsters will start spawning again. And after I clean them up, quite a lot of monsters would have appeared on the ground…..”
Liera thought hard after hearing that. Perhaps Yu IlHan’s words to replace the 7 billion humanity was no joke but a conclusion after meticulous calculation!
And his plan really did go successfully.
The flying fortress was designed to counteract against any type of situation, so even if the monsters spawning on Earth were freaks that are born 4th class, the flying fortress played around with hundreds of them simultaneously.
Wherever the flying fortress went, Yu IlHan ruled. Whether it was the skies, lands, or seas, nothing could stop his advance.
The Hundred Eyes recharged their energy using the mana from the monsters they killed, and those that could endure even that was done away with Yu IlHan’s surprise attack. Yu IlHan didn’t like this so much.
“They’re too weak compared to the ones in hell dungeon.”
“Hm, I wonder if there won’t be any natural-born 5th classes?”
[I said that you need to be in a faction to become a higher existence. You really don’t listen.]
Of course, Liera thought that it was very probable for a natural birth of a 5th class to happen if it was Earth, but didn’t say that out loud. She was afraid of her thoughts being found out by him.
And while she was not saying anything, Yu IlHan had ended up coming up with a horrifying plan.
“This won’t do. I think I need to reduce the output of Hundred Eyes to train my skills.”
“Not completely. To reduce the consumption of mana, I have a power-saving mode that utilizes only 20 of them and block only the most fatal attacks.”
[Power saving mode!? …… Well, yeah. It can be charged and even has a vibration mode. There’s no way it does not have a power-saving mode. Urrgh…..]
Liera was at the realm of emptiness that had given up everything. Even if she wasn’t an angel, perhaps another path for her would have opened for her as a higher existence.
[Everyone charge! Let’s rip apart the hated human and dry his corpse out!]
When the movements of Hundred Eyes became a little dull, the monsters all charged forward as if they had waited for that moment. No matter how smart monsters were, they were still monsters! The other weapons installed around the fortress finally gained their turn, and Yu IlHan could also train his skills to his heart’s content while rampaging around.
“Give me thought-souls!”
The skill he had to master to become 4th class were: Deathgod, Blaze, Soul enchant, Death collector, Transcendent regeneration, Extreme poison resistance, and Higher curse resistance; a total of 7.
Adding the blessing of the goddess of fire, he would be able to finally advance to Hell Bringer, but that wasn’t something he could do anything about, so leaving that aside, he decided to master what he had first. Of course, the target of training was Earth itself. It was a larger scale than anyone could try!
However, it wasn’t only Yu IlHan that tried his best.
[Give me more thought-souls. To defeat those damned freak demons inside master’s consciousness, I need to become stronger!]
[Ugh, how the hell do you know how many times I’ve lost!]
Of the characteristics of Yu IlHan’s class, Soul enchant and Death collector, which belonged to the Deathgod skills were harder to level up than most others, but with his loyal thought-soul Orochi, it was not that hard.
Death collector grew the more he acquired thought-souls and raised them, and Soul enchant gave him experience whenever he forced a strong thought-soul to submit and enchanted it.
Seeing Orochi trying its best without even him needing to urge him, these two skills looked like they would be mastered soon without having to worry too much about them.
There were no problems with the Deathgod skill, an advanced version of Concealment, or the Blaze skill, which emphasized his trait as a Blazing Reaper, as they would grow if he used them a lot.
Although skill levels became harder to increase through training the more it rose, the enemies he was facing off against were 4th class, they were all 1 class above him! There was no way his skill proficiencies would not rise when facing against such enemies.
Of course, compared to the freak demons in the hell dungeon, the level of monsters on Earth were on a much lower level. However, the monsters of Earth propagated at speeds that rivalled cockroaches so they could cover that gap with numbers.
Transcendent regeneration? That was the easiest to level up. Ever since Earth came to this state, there came monsters that had even more monstrous regenerative capabilities than trolls, and Yu IlHan could resupply his rest energy by making new-bloodrink from their blood.
Now that he was at a situation where he could use that skill infinitely, the only thing left was getting hurt in order to recover, and this could easily be countered by using the master-level Superhuman strength.
Seeing Yu IlHan actually carrying out such an absurd plan, Liera muttered in shock.
[Would there be anyone who would use Superhuman strength in order to get hurt? Oh, wait. There are no humans with such a skillset in the first place.]
To mention it again, the skill Superhuman Strength was originally not something a human could learn! This was a skill that the angels could acquire after scraping out the records of the monsters absorbed into Yu IlHan’s body, as Yu IlHan’s records, achievement and actions on Earth were too amazing.
It was insane that he had mastered such a skill, but Yu IlHan was utilizing the maximum capabilities of the skill to destroy not only his bones but his internal organs as well, only to regenerate them instantly with the Transcendent regeneration skill. He was undergoing such an insane training method!
“Hhp…… But even so, it’s good since my abilities are increasing real time. Whew, I can swing around tens of thousands of tons!”
“It hurts like hell. Do you have to ask?”
Said Yu IlHan seriously. Well, even in Liera’s eyes he looked to be in pain. Yu IlHan wouldn’t usually sweat much, but right now, he was sweating blood all over his body.
Moreover, when she listened closely there were faint crunching sounds amidst of the roars of the monsters and Yu IlHan’s own shouts. Liera shivered just thinking about the source of that sound.
[……And you’re enduring that? Experiencing muscles being torn and bones breaking at every single moment?]
[Sheesh, that’s why I’m saying you’re not human. Although, I like you because of that!]
“I also like myself because of that! Hhp!”
The pain of loneliness, the pain of being unable to protect, the pain of having to let go despite the scene right in front of his eyes. Yu IlHan shall not face such pains again. And to do that, he needed to suffer pain right now.
Of course, the fruits of such intense labour were sweet. With his muscles enhanced beyond the extreme all the time, he was now able to do things that ordinary lower existences wouldn’t even dare trying!
[……Little Giant should have been quite a sight to look at.]
Muttered Liera while looking at Yu IlHan swinging the hammer. Well, that was no wonder, since this ‘hammer’ was a city-destroyer-grade that had a 20m diameter head, and a 30m long handle. It was destroying all the monsters at the front through sheer muscular power alone.
Of course, nothing remained in the aftermath of the hammer.
“I’m done cleaning!”
“Damned things. They’re coming at me like middle schoolers to the cafeteria at lunch.”
“Of course, I was reading a book in the classroom while no one was there. Thinking about how a girl tried to sit on top of me thinking that I really wasn’t there, is quite a good memory if I think about it now.”
Seeing monsters flood into the blank area he had just created, Yu IlHan gripped on the handle of the hammer and started spinning it around by inserting enormous amount of strength into his arms. With the spinning of the hammer becoming faster, with him as the axis, the monsters were ripped apart just from the wave alone!
He was using the floating Aegis as the foothold to spin endlessly! With Blaze added on top of that, a storm of fire appeared in the region. Whether they jumped into the fire, or get hit by the spinning hammer, they would be able to see hell.
What was scary was the Aegis was was moving the storm of fire according to his will!
“Let’s go, Hell Tornado!”
The hammer he was swinging around right now was none other than the Thunderhammer. After he had mastered the Superhuman strength skill, he switched out the materials to increase the weight and size by 10 times in order to use his increased strength! Of course, the hammer was reborn as an epic-rank weapon.
[The skill, Deathgod……]
[The skill, Transcendent regeneration……]
The more Yu IlHan rampaged on the stage known as the flying fortress, the more he realized the limits of the abilities and values of his skills and utilized them, the faster his skills rose in level. Accordingly, the master-realm of many skills that he estimated would take several years to master, were nearing mastery as of this moment.
However, not all of his skill training was smooth.
[You have earned 3,124,335,618 experience.]
[You have earned the record of Lv 233 Wicked Kraken.]
Yu IlHan just killed an enormous kraken of over 300m in height, and erased all the kraken-ink that covered its body using Blaze, following which he cussed.
“This guy’s poison is too weak too.”
“So it’s that guy.”
Muttered Yu IlHan in resentment. In fact, Yu IlHan also knew without having Liera tell him about it.
There was no need to discuss this. The dungeon he was trapped in the past for 2 years! The master of that place had put all the poisonous and curseful monsters in there. Definitely.
“Did you really have to take everything?”
“I don’t care about the truth! What’s important is that this is the fault of that bastard son of a bitch.’
[Yup, I knew you’d say that.]
While Liera was sighing, Yu IlHan abruptly raised his head, his eyes glistening.
“Now that it came to this, I can only use the final method.”
[…….That sounds VERY ominous.]
Muttered Liera. However, Yu IlHan ignored her and unfolded Ruin Calling to leap out of the water. The place he was heading to was none other than the flying fortress. His answer lay there.
His battle had just begun.
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