The Strongest Manager In History - Chapter 59 Part 1
Choi Kang-joon didn’t stop with it and fired several more times.
Kwang! Kwang! Kwang!
After three consecutive shots, Kang-joon took a leap and stepped back. He succeeded in striking the mark, but inside his mask, he was frowning with his brows, wrinkled.
The other party had drawn the remaining dark magic at the moment of desperation to form a barrier around him. Half of his face had been blown away, but surprisingly he was still alive.
“Ke, Kehehe… Hek… Hek…. Hck….”
“Filthy bastard, you don’t die easily either.”
He knew that dark magic users were bizarre, but Kang-joon was not very happy to see him alive even though half of his face was blown away. By using dark magic as a source of life, Dmitri was restoring even his lost body.
“Y-You, what are you! Are you also from Ishtar?!”
The fully restored Dmitri had already lost almost all of his strength due to a single curse and restoring his body. He stepped back and wrapped himself in darkness. For now, he had to focus his powers in defense.
Kang-joon laughed bitterly.
“Then why would I even do this?”
His comment carried several implications.
If he had such power, he wouldn’t have fought so hard.
There wouldn’t have been a moment to overcome the days of helplessness.
He wouldn’t even have become a manager.
But Dmitri didn’t know Kang-joon, and neither did he want to know him. Kang-joon was human. A human being more than anyone else, just struggling to find a way to overcome the situation.
He always had the equipment he needed to fight anyone he met, and this time it was this Returnee. Being careful was always logical.
Dmitri had suffered a near-death blow and his defenses were even broken.
The situation changed at once.
Dark magic… I’m short on dark magic.
Dmitri could not identify his enemy’s identity and failed to attack him. If he was someone from the Other World, then there was only one thing that came into his mind.
“N-No way… are you the Guardian?”
“Not at all,” said Kang-joon and slowly tightened in on Dmitri. He had to put an end to it. If his dark magic recovered, Kang-joon would be driven into a corner.
Dmitri backed away from Kang-joon.
Dark magic… I need more dark magic to deal with him…
He had to replenish his nearly exhausted Mana, and there was only one way to do that—absorb the nucleus!
Dark magic was concentrated in the nucleus, and if he could absorb it, he would secure an overflowing amount of dark magic and deal with the man wearing a black mask.
And, there was someone in there.
He could feel everything in this barrier—that’s why he could also sense that someone was still alive near the nucleus.
I’m sure that man is protecting her.
Otherwise, there was no reason for him to stand and block the path towards the nucleus like a gatekeeper. From the moment Dmitri had captured some buildings, he had given up on morality and common sense.
Dmitri quickly composed a plan. He would take the woman hostage, absorb the dark magic, and beat him.
If I could just get near the woman, he’s protecting!
Now, holding someone hostage would not make him any worse than he currently was. After a quick judgment, Dmitri melted into the darkness and quickly moved in the direction of the nucleus.
Choi Kang-joon ran when he saw the black smoke moving towards the direction of the nucleus.
However, he could not keep up with Dmitri’s speed. Inside, the neutralizing device was still operating. Regardless of the hostage issue, all of their plans might go down the drain.
Dmitri entered the chamber swiftly. He saw a disk device operating inside and ground his teeth. It was the first time he saw the device, but he knew that it was trying to somehow neutralize the nucleus.
And on the corner was a woman curled up in the dark. If he could catch that woman, he could now beat that man. Thus, Dmitri dashed towards her.
Suddenly, a blue electric light struck him.
[A trap is activated!]
[You’ve been hit with an Anti Spell! All persistence spells are disabled!]
[You’ve entered the Spell Break Field! The spell’s magic is attacking you!]
[You’ve been hit with a Spell Counter! All spells are blocked!]
Dmitri felt a powerful current running through his body. He was in great pain. All spells, including protection orders and dark magic, had been blocked. Without moving a step in place, he was forced to be heavily influenced by the spell-blocking spells.
“T-this! What, h-how, can this be?!”
These were items used in a Mage Battle. But this couldn’t have happened. The Shield Blaster before wasn’t it all.
Still, there was one more trap left.
All of Kang-joon’s actions were for this moment. He had lured the Outsider to crawl directly into the trap. At the same time as the Dispel device, several traps for the Returnee had been laid out.
The battle plan was to block the entrance, induce the enemy to use up his dark magic, and eventually make him enter the cave where the nucleus was, whether to replenish his dark magic or catch the hostage.
And to set up a trap to incapacitate him.
Kang-joon succeeded in trapping the Outsider and even using Do Ho-yeon to make him fall for it.
The battle was long, but the moment of death was instant. Kang-joon fought to snatch the moment. No matter how powerful, no matter how persistent, death would come at any moment. To seize that one moment of death regardless of the fierceness of the battle was what mattered.
Kang-joon was trapped within the human body frame and was not a superman that would fight lightly for about two or three hours. Thus, he had set up a trap, tricked the Outsider, and used psychology.
Choi Kang-joon walked in leisurely and told Dmitri, who was struggling in a sparkling blue flame.
“When people are desperate, the choices they make are surprising. And you’re among those obvious guys, annoyingly obvious.”
After recovering his Aether Sword, Kang-joon took out his other combat equipment. Without knowing what was happening in the dark, Do Ho-yeon was crouching with her teeth clenched as Kang-joon had ordered.
“So when I face you guys, it’s surprisingly easy.”
Choi Kang-joon approached Dmitri, who struggled in pain, with apparent ridicule. Now Dmitri was perfectly defenseless. He, whose defenses were destroyed and the barrier was gone, was no different from an ordinary person.
Barrier magic and other bodily protective spells were blocked by the Spelling Counter and could not be activated. But for those people who were at the same rank as Dmitri, these traps were only valid for five seconds at best.
Just for those five seconds, one would be in a state of incapacitation in which neither protective magic nor additional defenses could be invoked.
But a person could die hundreds of times in those five seconds.
And now, this was the end.
No matter what he was thinking, no matter what hatred he had, no matter what sadness he had, whatever hate he wanted to pour out, all those words were scattered unperturbed.
It would all be over with this one shot.
“Don’t let your guard down in the next life.”
The revolver gave off a spark. At the same time, Dmitri’s whole upper body was blown away by the plasma torrent. This time he could not recover because of the Spell Counter.
Kang-joon succeeded in grasping the one moment of death again this time.
The Outsider Returnee, who had driven the entire Republic of Korea into a panic, died due to a single moment of misjudgment. At the same time, as a vain ending, it was a momentary death.
The boundary between life and death was not clear.
Kang-joon looked outside with a nervous look. The darkness was gone, and Do Ho-yeon was dumbfounded at the Outsider, whose upper body had been blown away. This was not the time to care about Do Ho-yeon yet.
“This is Union-0. I’ve obliterated the Outsider here. What’s the situation there?”
[This is Alpha-1. The Dimension Gate still remains. Monsters are still being summoned. There are too many of them here.]
Maria calmly reported the situation even when Kang-joon said the Outsider had been obliterated. The enemy’s summoning spell had yet to be lifted. Even if the prototype died, the portal remained. What it meant was that the magic source of the portal was the barrier’s nucleus itself.
There was a long way to go before the reinforcements arrived. In the end, the portal wouldn’t disappear until the neutralizing device finished its operation.
Maria would come if he asked for reinforcements, but Kang-joon did not want such a situation.
The darkness generated by the Outsider was gradually clearing away.
“Now, there’s only one left.”
Alexei Bogdanovich Ivanov.
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