Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 11: I Hunt Alone – 3

The soldiers drove away the civilians with the excuse that monster might appear again.
Even though they went to other worlds for 10 years, the civilians couldn’t boast about themselves in front of rifles, right? The people obediently left.

“Fuu. It’s fortunate that we meet you again like this.”

How could both of the soldiers that he met two times be both women? He was curious but that was that. He could tell what the soldiers wanted to say to him without asking.
As for the reply the reply, Yu IlHan had already prepared one.

“I’ve looked for you a lot. Really, why did you leave when a person was about to speak to you?”

I didn’t go… I was packing up right in front of you…

“Ha, I wouldn’t be treated like this if I wasn’t wearing a military uniform…… I’m really frustrated. I should just throw all of it away or something.”
“Second lieutenant. Sir Sungdaein Bolt isn’t listening to your words right now.”

Yu IlHan moved his hand up to hold the spear by the head as he started to dismantle the monster bodies while using it as a knife. It was unbelievably uncomfortable, but he had no choice as the leathers of the wild dogs and the wolves couldn’t be cut without the sharpness of his spear. He could schedule a day to make a knife.
And for that, too, he needed a personal workspace.

“Just! Listen when a person’s talking!”
“I’m not listening. I’m not doing it. I’m not helping.”

Yu IlHan replied shortly.

“So you don’t have to say anything.”
“D, do you perhaps have any feelings against the country or the military……?”

He didn’t have anything against them. He, too, felt proud when the Korean sports representatives in world-scale competitions achieved good results, and he also believed that there was a value in Korean history and tradition. He never regretted being born Korean.

It was just that such a sense of belonging to the country could  direct Yu IlHan’s choices, and his fate; just that.

Yu IlHan, who was peeling the wild dogs’ skin in a blink of an eye, questioned whether he really needed to take the wild dogs’ bodies when there were a lot of wolf bodies.
Due to the level differences, the dogs’ skin, teeth, and bones were obviously weaker than that of the wolf’s. Of course, it was frightening that it had higher defensive stats than steel plate armor.

“The dog bodies, would you like to buy them? I will dismantle it for you.”

With Yu IlHan, who changed his attitude as if flipping a hand when a matter came up, even after he said he wouldn’t talk, in front of her, the female second lieutenant was dumbfounded.
However, the moment that Yu IlHan turned his head while saying that it was fine if they didn’t need them, she came to her senses and shouted urgently.

“I’ll buy! We’ll buy them!”
“Then I’ll sell it to you.”
“If possible the magic stones too……”
“I won’t sell those.”

Yu IlHan bargained with the second lieutenant while he kept dismantling the dogs. The second lieutenant said that she didn’t have the authority to decide and contacted her superiors, and those superiors who learned well that they needed to use the monster’s bodies in the end to go against the monsters, accepted Yu IlHan’s offer right away.

However, in truth, monsters were appearing in the whole world and not just Korea. Of course, strong monsters, such as the Direwolf that Yu IlHan killed, didn’t appear, but sightings of those as strong as the Wandering Dog were quite frequent, and those were in the range of what the K-2, K3, and grenades from the strong Korean military friends could manage.

But why did they nod their heads when Yu IlHan said that he will sell the bodies? That was because of the state of the bodies.

The strong friends from the military shoots guns when they meet monsters. Even soldiers confident in their physical ability would shoot guns.
Just those at the level of the Wandering Dog would have unbelievably thick skin, so they needed to use tens of rifle bullets, and sometimes grenades to kill them without any difficulties. As a result, the state of the corpses would usually be horrible to look at.

The skin would be damaged to the point of being considered trash, and the bones would shatter. So, although it may be possible to use it for research, it would be impossible to use it on its own.

In contrast, how was the state of the bodies of the Wandering Dogs that Yu IlHan hunted?
Even otherworlders would raise up their thumbs as they looked at Yu IlHan, who would insta-kill monsters, with the least amount of damage, and call him the best hunter.

Even that would be a good deal for them, but if his dismantling skills were also accounted for, then they would become speechless. The scene where the intact corpses separated into skin, bones, and meat as if they were like that from the beginning, was passed to the second lieutenant Han YeoRang’s superiors without problems no matter how bad the quality of her phone camera was.

‘Second lieutenant Han, don’t ever let him go. Drag him here using any means other than violence!’
“But he says that he will never talk with us.”
‘Even if you have to use a honey trap, drag him here!’

The strong friend and ‘beauty’ second lieutenant Han YeoRang, who heard the word ‘honey trap’ for the first time in a real situation since she was born, was in agony. Did she have to quit the military after beating up her superiors, or did she have to take him to the optometrists to check his eyesight…

“…..I will try to persuade him.”

In the end, her grass root-sized patriotism and the even smaller soldier’s attitude grabbed a hold of her. However, before Han YeoRang ended the call with an amazingly small voice after killing her emotions, Yu IlHan, who finished dismantling the dogs and was about to go into working with the wolves, spoke.

“I will exchange in cash so please get it ready.”
“……So he says, sir.”

Han YeoRang wanted to cry. This was the tragedy of the middlewoman.

On another hand, Yu IlHan finished dismantling while humming.
Unlike yesterday, when he fought with the insect monsters, he had gained more. It was because it was easier to process animal skin and bones in comparison to insect carapaces.

Of course, the wolf’s bones weren’t metal so it would be impossible to melt them down, but he could recreate them into defensive equipment and weapons according to the innate structure of the bones, and the leather would become good defensive equipment without a doubt. Not only that, he would be able to create other artifacts using the magic stones.

However, the more important profit were the magic stones. He didn’t know while he was killing, but the leader, the Direwolf, and the vice-leader, the Big Wolf, both had magic stones.
Moreover, unlike the soybean sized magic stone from the Big Mantis, the Direwolf’s magic stone was about the size of an almond chocoball.

“It looks quite tasty……”
[DON’T DO IT! A magic stone isn’t something that a human can intake directly! Do you want to be controlled by the monster’s mana!?]

Yu IlHan, who heard Erta’s sharp warning, voiced his horror.
Because… Wasn’t this too blatant of a foreshadowing!?

Yu IlHan, a trained loner, ended up predicting the disaster that her words would bring. Some time in the future, humans would turn into monsters by swallowing magic stones in their greed to become stronger faster, and it would be Yu IlHan who would have to stop them all……
Yu IlHan could assure himself that this would happen not just once, but many times, as humans are foolish and would repeat the same mistakes.

He lost all his strength as he already knew that, so Yu IlHan rolled the guiltless magic stones in his hands.

“The magic stones are sure pretty.”
“Yeah, well.”

Excluding the boss and the mid-boss magic stones, the trivial magic stones that Yu IlHan harvested numbered about 20. Han YeoRang gulped when she saw that.

Combining all of those, it would end up equalling an enormous amount of money even in Guundia, the other world that she had gone to. And as it was one of the key materials to make ‘artifacts’ that everyone wanted, on Earth, its value would multiply by hundreds or thousands of times.
Of course, it was a different story as to who could create such artifacts.

‘Hmph, what, shall I use a honey trap?’

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Native Korean who studied in Britain for 5 years, currently living in Korea. 3rd year uni studying Computer Science and Engineering.

16 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 11: I Hunt Alone – 3”

  1. referee

    Ok wtf his status only rises by 1 each time he levels up even though he has this:
    “[Dropout bonus was acquired, and distributed]
    [Status rises by 5 when levelling up by 1]”
    If he isn’t even getting the bonus then this God is a total liar and an untrustworthy chap

    1. Caudyr

      Heh, the 5 stat points per level thing is the default that people get.

      I’m pretty sure that the “Dropout Bonus” that he got is a portion of the status points that he got at the beginning. Either way, it’s a very lackluster compensation for 1,000 years of freaking solitude.

  2. Halfcrzy

    I dont know if I can read this one…
    It has some great things going for it, but I cant stand toika’s harem stuff, bland MC attracts all the clingy women. Also, the realism. People wouldnt be back to their old jobs in one or two days after all this. Schools and military would be in disorder, and no govt would willingly let our MC do this. They would rob his loot for the good of the nation and use force to recruit him. Ill try a couple more, hope im wrong.

    1. Caudyr

      He’s kinda “bland”, but he’s also “crazy strong”…which is what matters here.

      Also, I’m pretty sure that the government is acting this way because they know full well from what they saw in other worlds what can happen if they try to use force on the strong people in the world. Especially considering how easily he’s defeating monsters quite a bit higher in level than himself. It could backfire on them big time if they try to use force on him in ANY way, shape, or form.

      Especially since he would inevitably go online to slander them after they stole all his hard earned loot “for the sake of the country”.

  3. alominus

    I notice almost all light novels spend far too much time explaining things that are super obvious from the beginning. Like in this chapter, it was super obvious why the soldiers would want the bodies that he killed, but the author decided it was necessary to spend half a chapter explaining it to the reader when it could have been done in one sentence.

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