Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 140: Not Me But My Son?! – 8

[The skill, Rule, has become level 30 due to the growth of your subordinates.]

The moment Yu IlHan opened his eyes after sleeping nicely thanks to Liera’s embrace-and-lullaby combo, he saw the notification.

“Eh? What?”

Yu IlHan blinked twice or three times before realizing what situation he was in. Yumir and his subordinates were growing rather rapidly at this moment!
Hurriedly checking his own status, Yu IlHan found out it wasn’t only the Rule skill, but Dragon-man resonance and Dragonic blood that had also risen in level.

Mir was alive. And he was growing! Pretty quickly as well!

“I thought the world was closed off….. so it’s still in contact with the Akashic Record?”

If not, there was no way Yu IlHan’s own record would be updates just because of their growth. Thinking up to there, Yu IlHan hurriedly checked his Rule skill.
To be exact, he was checking the status of his subordinates through it, and that method came back as a nice success.

[Subordinates connected through Rule skill : Yumir, Mirey, Pate, Jirl, Phiria, Ericia]

“……Good, they’re all alive.”

A small sigh of relief. If they were all alive, he could probably say that the others were safe as well. Although he didn’t know when they could meet again, he was relieved that they were still alive.

‘Since the forces on that side should have been weakened due to the battle on Earth, they should be able to endure well. Definitely.’

Although he didn’t know that less than 10% came out of the gate, but for now, not knowing was better for him.

“I’m hungry now.”

Now that his worry for Yumir and co died down, a sense of hunger came with it.
Just as he was about to sit up from his bed while loathing his own body for being true to his desires, he found out that he couldn’t move due to Liera sticking to him.

[Uuuuuum. Ehi, Uhuhu.]
“Eeei, this failure of an angel.”

Yu IlHan freed himself from Liera’s arms and legs which were coiled around his chest and leg respectively, before rolling this embarrassing angel that had stuck to him in her sleep.
It seemed that she had clung to him for ages, as her scent seemed to linger on his body. He had to put in quite a lot of effort in order to calm down his red face.

No matter how close they were… sometimes, he didn’t know how Liera thought of him from her actions. Sighing lightly, he stood up and stretched himself.

“Well then.”

Let’s eat and cheer up. Was what he thought as he opened his inventory when…

[The skill, Rule, has become level 31 due to the growth of your subordinates.]


The skill rose just now, but it levelled up again? Just how many monsters were they facing? He blinked again in shock.

However, the skill growth didn’t end with just that. After he ate lunch, after he finished his smithing at night, even as he laid down to sleep! Just as he was about to forget, the skill level of Rule rose and never once failed to make Yu IlHan dumbfounded.

[Isn’t it possible if you think that they are killing 100 3rd class monsters in 1 second? You have 6 subordinates so 16 each per second….. Hm, it’s impossible if it’s not IlHan huh.] (Liera)
“It’s also impossible for me without the remote collection.”

Of course, not to mention remote collection, the ones that went to another world didn’t even have an inventory. Just what was happening to them? Of course, there was no way of knowing. He could only ask once they met up!

His everyday life without Yumir and the other subordinates made him think back to his dropout period. As there were no other angels than Liera, it reminded him even more of that period.

Was it due to that? He also felt that time was flowing faster as well.

[They are all in a mess talking about the 2nd Great Cataclysm.] (Liera)
“Vanguard’s popularity is rising as well.”

The day of the battle against the Abandoned World, Yu IlHan had mentioned the 2nd Great Cataclysm, and the effect was huge.

The people of Earth were scared stiff after knowing that this already chaotic Earth would become even more chaotic, as they wished to raise their power and sense of security by several notches. As such, they all wished to trade with Vanguard, whose weapons showed amazing might in both personal weapons and install-style weapons.

Of course, there were many people that wanted to surpass Vanguard. Many companies thought that they could surpass Vanguard by fusing Earthen weapon development techniques and the weapon crafting skills of the Akashic Record, but that matter wasn’t as easily done as said.

Leaving aside nuclear bombs and hydrogen bombs that easily killed numerous humans prior to killing monsters, chemical and biological weapons that showed enormous might in wars between human beings did not work against monsters at all.

Going over to firearms, pistols only worked against 1st classes, and heavy arms could barely defeat a 2nd class. And this was assuming that the monsters stood still and got their weak points struck.

There were many problems as well in regards to non-nuclear explosive warheads; small-scale warheads were useless, and bigger scale warheads caused human deaths as well. moreover, the monsters had a much higher resistance to all kinds of gunpowder.
Decisively, even missiles that flew at over mach 10 would be useless unless it exploded right in front of the monsters’ faces and the majority could avoid them so large scale weapons were mostly useless.

Since things came to there, mankind turned their eyes into new materials that Earth had acquired due to the Great Cataclysm, but there was no way creating new weapons with new materials, was easy.

If so, who on Earth was able to do all that? Yes, there was only Vanguard! As such, the more they failed, the higher Vanguard’s name rose.

[Vanguard makes weapons by extorting aliens]

Was how people joked around after the battle with the Abandoned World. As weapons that couldn’t be seen even in other worlds, not to mention Earth, were popping out one after the other, it was natural for such things to be said. While in truth, it was all thanks to high level monster materials, Eternal Flame, and the max levelled blacksmithing!

On the 3rd day after Yumir and co were swept into the Abandoned World, Yu IlHan had safely undergone the 2nd advanced weapons trade, and became a globally wealthy man.

As he had overflowing amount of cash, in this trade, he didn’t only trade with cash, but with monster materials from those over 2nd class, buildings or land. But after he did receive it, it was a pain to manage all of them so he left them all alone. They weren’t that important to Yu IlHan anyway.

It was also then that he met up with Kang HaJin.

After the advanced weapons trade was over, the two headed to a clearing in Gangnam; the place where the gate connecting to Kiroa, the home of the wolves, was located.

“Are you alright?”
“To be honest, I’m not.”

Kang HaJin made a bitter smile. But even this was better than before. When they met in New York, he was so absent minded that he couldn’t even call out to him. No, well, to be exact, it should be said that Yu IlHan also wasn’t in the mind to do that.

“But we can’t stay still forever…… If it was MiRae or YuNa in my place, they would have also done this.”

Instead of saying something irresponsible like ‘since my subordinates are alive, it’s possible that your friend and sister might be alive as well’, he silently listened to him.

“Since the transference of land possession was completed smoothly, I was about to talk about it to you. And before that.”

Kang HaJin bowed his head towards Yu IlHan in apology.

“Mr. Yu IlHan’s subordinates were caught up in this due to my sister. I’m very sorry.”
“You don’t need to be, it was their own decision.”

Kang HaJin also relaxed a little at Yu IlHan’s honest reply. ‘Is that so?’ he asked before stepping back a little and asked.

“I heard the monsters you are ruling were also caught up in this. Although I’m sorry to ask this, can we still believe in those wolves?”
“Well, of course they’d leave my control if Ericia dies.”
“If so…..”
“I’ll take responsibility for everything, so you don’t need to worry about that.”
“……Thank you, and I’m very sorry.”

This was probably what he wanted to hear in the first place. Yu IlHan pitied Kang HaJin as he had to act like this since his sister was swept into an Abandoned World, it wasn’t like he didn’t understand him at all, he didn’t say anything.

At that moment, Kang HaJin opened his mouth again.

“May I ask one more thing?”
“What is it?”
“Do you have any plans on what you’re going to do on this land here? If there’s anything we can help you with…..”
“Oh, no. I do have something to do, but I will not be needing your help.”

Said Yu IlHan as he smiled.

“I’m planning to build a house.”
“A house…… you say?”
“Since I’m building one, I’m planning to make a big mansion.”
“Yes, alone.”

Kang HaJin’s face colored in confusion and doubt. Meanwhile, Yu IlHan’s smile became thicker. He spoke with strong conviction and expectation.

“Before they come back, I’m planning to build a grand mansion.”

Although it was good to build a mansion, there was something else he had to make before that.

Which was, of course, the item that he even created a blueprint for while ‘running’ towards South America, wings! The wings with thousands or tens of thousands of thin feathers would become a perfect support type equipment that helps out in regard to battle, defense, and even mobility.

In fact, he was planning to craft it using dragon bones when he drew the blueprint, but after acquiring the level 267 volcanic demon beast corpse, his plan changed. To be specific, he changed his mind after finding a 4th class magic stone near its heart while dismantling it.

[Wow, this is really amazing……] (Liera)

Even Liera exclaimed after looking at that. The magic stone emitted a mysterious light, and was so big that it was unbelievable that it came out from a lower existence! Leaving aside the fact that vicious poison and curse dwelled in it, and was hard to even hold onto it, the magic stone was the manifestation of perfection itself.

“Good, I shall create the wings with this guy’s magic stone and bones.”
[How about creating a weapon since the magic stone is this good?] (Liera)
“Then let’s start!”
[Hey! Don’t ignore me!] (Liera)

Although he did decide after only looking at its heart, its bones were the best as well. its blackish-red bones from skull to toe bones made him wonder what it must have eaten for it to become so hard.

If there was one drawback, it was that not to mention processing, even cutting it was very difficult. Although the demon beast’s bones were metallic like the dragons, perhaps due to its ability while it was living, it had a perverse characteristic of absorbing fire up to a certain level, and even became even harder through it.

As even Eternal Flame couldn’t melt it down no matter how many magic stones he fed it, he called out the purple flames from his Eight-tailed dragon spear, added Blaze, and covered that with the Eternal Flame and fused them into one. Only then could he barely melt it down. As Yu IlHan himself had no mana potions, this process was very tiring.

The It was impossible to completely melt down the demon beast’s bones, and even if it did melt, it solidified almost instantly, so Yu IlHan had to craft the artifact with the mindset, and actions of that of a beast aiming for prey.
Yu IlHan’s carving knife, hammer, chisel and anvil all perfectly harmonized with each other to craft the demon beast’s bones little by little. That scene, was really, was so cool that it was a little bit of a pity for Liera alone to watch it. As Liera liked watching Yu IlHan holding the hammer the most from before, this period of time was like a blessing to her.

Of course, she couldn’t just play around. She had to support him in the process.

[IlHan, that place is solidifying!] (Liera)
[There, a little below! It’s sticking!] (Liera)

The battle that was even more difficult than killing the demon beast itself, continued for almost three days before it ended. Exactly 7,867 blade feathers and the skeleton frame that connected all of them, were completed.

[Wow, so pretty. Does this move only with your shoulder movements?] (Liera)
“Of course.”

Yu IlHan equipped the wings behind his back, and when he tensed his back and shoulder muscles minutely, the wings made of bladed feathers flapped while creating sharp and frightening sounds. He had implemented it so it could move just with physical power and not mana.

Of course, that technique itself was very amazing, but Yu IlHan’s ability to freely flex all of his muscles was more shocking.

[Are you able to fly now?] (Liera)
“Although I could probably control the direction if I’m falling from the sky, no matter how hard I flap these heavy wings on the ground, it does nothing more than training back muscles.”
[That doesn’t sound so bad to me. Slurp.] (Liera)

The current wings were already a legend ranked artifact. If he moved his shoulder muscles and back muscles well, it was possible to attack towards his back direction with the wings while attacking the front with his weapon. The attack power amounted to 7,000 purely as a weapon!

However, what Yu IlHan wanted wasn’t simply a weapon. He wanted a supportive tool for perfecting his rapid movements that had the Leap skill as its base.

“If I want to do that, I need to engrave each and every one of these feathers with magic language. I’m talking about these extremely sturdy feathers.”
[Uh, yeah….. do your best…..!] (Liera)

As such, this was the 2nd round now. With all types of flames available to him, Yu IlHan started engraving on the wings.
Had he not acquired the ‘Hero of fire’ title that increased his fire attribute attack by 40%, the fire output would have decreased, and it would have been impossible to craft these wings!


Yu IlHan had spent another 3 days before he could let the carving knife go. Looking at the magic formation that was completed through a work process that was incomparably more difficult to creating the Traps of Destruction, a smile surfaced on his face subconsciously.

However, the most important process in order to finish the job, was still left.

[Are you really going to use that magic stone?] (Liera)
“I’ve already extracted the options from the robe, so yes.”

Yu IlHan took a few deep breaths, and grabbed the 4th class magic stone that the demon beast left behind. As the magic stone’s power was overwhelmingly stronger than the option’s power, it should be possible to create new options that Yu IlHan wanted! It had to be able to!

Yu IlHan delicately put down the magic stone on the blade feathered-wings, and put his two hands on it before closing both of his eyes. It was now time to undergo mana crafting.

What he imaged was the strong and fast figure of the demon beast. The figure of the demon beast that was apocalyptic with just its presence alone! Yu IlHan did not doubt at all that that power would be imbued into these set of wings and help Yu IlHan in the future.

At the same time he thought up of the form of the completed artifact, a heavy and dark light covered the workshop. However, a streak of bright light burst out.

[Ruin Calling was completed.]
[The skill, Mana crafting, has become level 60. You can bring out the power of the artifact with less mana.]

The moment that messaged popped on Yu IlHan’s retina, he was sure that he had succeeded.

[Ruin Calling]
[Rank – Epic]
[Attack Power – 7,300]
[Defense – 6,500]
[Durability – 15,500/15,500]
[User restrictions – Hero of Fire, Physical combat mastery level MAX]
[Options –
1. All blades that make up the wings have a strong power of fire dwelling in them. All flames are absorbed within the limits of the durability, and can freely be released.
2. Reduces the activation speed for all physical combat-class skills, and increases their effect by 30%.
3. Creates a shockwave into a set direction by consuming mana. The power of the shockwave is directly proportional to the mana consumed.]
[A miracle created by the best smith using the best materials that could come out of a lower world.]

[……Huh?] (Liera)

Liera tilted her head.

[It’s really amazing that it’s epic-ranked…… but isn’t this just a weapon that’s stuck onto the back?] (Liera)
“Where did the second option go?”
[Exactly! It’s a physical combat skill enhancement! It’s a perfect weapon!] (Liera)
“Don’t you know that Superhuman strength is also categorized as a physical combat skill?”
[Uh, what?] (Liera)

Superhuman strength was physical combat-class, and of course, Leap was the same. These wings, Ruin Calling, would increase the performance of his leap skill by 30% just by equipping it.
Moreover, adding the 3rd option that was a strengthened version of the robe’s options, Yu IlHan’s speed would multiply by 3 times or more!

[I don’t think I’ll get it until I see for myself. So let’s first….] (Liera)

The moment Liera was about to say that due to not realizing the true power of the wings, Spiera’s hurried voice could be heard.

[Come to New York quickly with Yu IlHan! The Gate seems like it’s about to open!] (Spiera)

Liera abruptly raised his head and grabbed onto Yu IlHan’s arm. Regardless of his reaction, she dragged him and expanded her wings.

[IlHan, let’s use those wings right now. Let’s go!] (Liera)
“Wha, what is it?”
[Right now!] (Liera)
“The wings! I should take them!”

Ten days had passed since Yumir and co were swept into an Abandoned World.

Author’s notes

  1. Although he couldn’t build a mansion, the wings are complete! We’re going to meet them now!
  2. There was a lot of mentions that IlHan’s level up speed was much slower than Yumir and co’s levelling speed. I was about to write about how Yumir and co’s levelling speed is reasonable in the author notes, and was about to exceed a chapter’s amount, but deleted them all. I should have made you accept it just with the novel alone, but it’s my fault that I couldn’t. I’m very sorry.
    I resolved to myself that I will only give you enjoyment while you read my story, but some of you are feeling inconvenient rather than joyful. I’m sorry yet again.
    Although I can’t fix their levels since Yumir and co’s journey in another world is necessary for plot development, I’ll try to write more carefully in the future while considering experience balance. Please watch well with a kind heart.

Translator’s notes
I’m using a text editor to translate at school since internet is so slow here… so if you find any typos, blame Koukousei. (Yes, not me, but Koukousei, oh, and my crap school internet too)

Translator: Chamber
Proofreader: Koukouseidesu


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48 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 140: Not Me But My Son?! – 8”

    1. Light

      You’ll notice that in a lot of series, usually when there’s an author’s note relating to comments, it’ll cover stuff that the English comments do as well.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      They can be used to absorb any fire attacks and then send them back. They also are going to greatly increase his speed and movement. I feel like these are going to be pretty fun in the future.

  1. Paps

    Thanks for the chapter, this authors note give me the suspition that the author is reading the translation comment and sending answers to the translators. CONSPIRACY I tell you!!!!!

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I think its more of Yumir and Co’s fast leveling that is the issue. It makes sense to me how they could get that strong considering the sheer amount of creeps they had to kill and time, but that is gut feeling for me. Personally I would have to go and document everything and math all the numbers to confirm it, but honestly I am just enjoying the ride so don’t feel like bothering to do that.

      1. James

        But we don’t even know what their stat increments are. Those are the important pieces of the puzzle. If we know what they are, then that would explain why their leveling up so fast.

        To add, Yu llHan doesn’t have the “Shadow” ability that Concealment has thanks to his Pancosmic Loner title.

        1. Jonathan Hurd

          I feel like Stats aren’t really that important for the story overall. There isn’t really a scale we can work off and use as a baseline. I do agree that gathering more stat points probably has an effect on leveling. Just that giving out specific stats for all the peoples is too much of a pain in the ass for the author to do and its not like we would really understand what they meant since Ilhan basically breaks all logic anyways.

          The whole Shadow thing I think is Unique Evolution based on personality and how they used their skills. Illhan was always alone so he got Pancosmic Loner. Yumir spent so much time trying to hide others he got ‘Shadow’. Its kind of funny how opposite the two are, but that just goes to show. Even the same ability maxed will evolve differently based on records they gather.

      2. EbilTaco

        Thats still not right.. if you say that with that amount of enemies and time, their lvls could get that high… then il han should be waaaaay higher lvl. il han kills thousands of enemies by himself and gets all the exp, while yumir an co. have to share the exp and those that dont fight (are resting) shouldn’t get any exp. i would understand yumir getting that high considering that he is a dragon, is stronger and should have killed more enemies than everyone else. but everyone is suddenly about 10 lvls short of ill han? even if they spent 2 years on the other side fighting, author plz…

        1. Jonathan Hurd

          Well the biggest thing to remember is the major thing that limits leveling is resources. Yes Ilhan kills thousands of monsters and by himself but number he has been able to kill has definitely been limited somewhat. The Dragonkin were only about 40 thousand. The wolves were also another few ten thousands. In this world Yumir and the rest have been fighting creatures that go around in hit squads of ten thousands by themselves. That seems to hint that there is definitely probably a few million monsters in this abandoned world and Yumir’s party are the only ones killing them.

          The other thing is Party EXP. In all honesty we don’t really know much about how that is split up. Is it just sliced up among party members? It could also be different people get different percentages of the total based on effort. All that has been said was by Kang MiRae that effort allots you more exp. I’m not sure what that means for the healer, versus the support, versus the tank, versus the DPS. How is healing your party weighed in killing a mob versus the damage dealt to it. How is absorbing damage weighed against that?

          The last and biggest thing is that it seems like strength sometimes grows based on pressure. We saw that with the second class Knights fighting the Volcanic Demon Beast. Yes Ilhan easily kills high level guys , but Yumir and Co were basically living behind enemy lines in a constant state of kill or be killed. As the story said. They become third class or die that was basically the only two options.

          1. RudytheMilfLover

            I would normally agree with you on that maybe there where millions of monsters in the abandoned world. However, it was stated by the author himself that there where only 100 4th classes. And the author also specified that the amount of experience aquired changed astronomically between 3rd and 4th class. So it is a little difficult to believe that even with all those 3rd classes could it amount the same exp for everyone to get to lvl 130, when Ilhan killed around 2000+ 4th classes in Dareu alone. Unless there is some kind of reason for his difficulty in leveling up (like making him become a higher existance by himself), it’s difficult to make accept the readers accept that all his effort and trouble was surpassed so easily.
            You can argue he needed for the plot but I think that he could have taken another path than the easy way out.
            Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy the novel, but he certainly (author) is pushing my buttons. Then again, he probably enjoys making us suffer now that we sympathize with the MC. Hopefully not Games of Thrones style.

          2. Jonathan Hurd

            So taking some numbers from Ilhan’s fighting in Dareu….

            [You have earned 58,958,301 experience.]
            [You have earned the record of Lv 176 Great Jaw] (Chapter 84 for reference)

            [You have earned 391,993,013 experience.]
            [You have earned the record of Lv 200 Dragon.] (Chapter 87)

            So using these two as baselines or basically averages (The exp does change based on race and ability I know, but gotta start somewhere). A 4th class Lv 200 Dragon only gives exp = to 6.6 3rd class lv 176s. So if that is the case even if Ilhan kills a thousand 4th classes. That just means he killed 6,600 third class creatures.

            I originally said this way back when we first started getting the numbers, but honestly it is rather exp inefficient to hunt 4th classes over third classes. The real gain for hunting the bigger guys is because there is limited prey and the quality of the spoils. If the only thing you care about is Exp then you are waaaaaaaay better off just mass farming third classes which is what Yumir and co did.

            Yumir and Co caught up to Yu Ilhan not because they are stronger than him, but because they had more prey to eat. The requirement for Yumir and Co to come back is 100k third class stones from level 130’s. So considering that magic stones have about 10% average to drop. That means that Yumir and Company had to slaughter their way through more than a Million monsters at the very least.

            Putting that another way… Even if we low ball the level 130 monsters exp to half of the Great Jaw so its 29,479,150. Those numbers would roughly equal about 75,757 4th class Dragon monsters exp. That is not including the 100 fourth classes they probably fought. This is again the minimum amount killed. From what the story said they never stopped fighting and killing. Honestly if anything they fought more than Ilhan. Ilhan had quality while they had quantity. The numbers really don’t seem to be outrageous to me.

  2. Phaeous

    Ah, my mouth is watering for the next chapter thinking of the deadly blazing wings selfpropelled through shockwaves & maneuvered divinely with enhanced superstrength making a huge joke of Angels’ wings with every slight supremely perilous movement.

    Is it possible to roast thingclass monsters solely by pelting them with the heat of the wings in a diveglide?

  3. James

    This is awesome. He has land from Vangaurd, Vangaurd is the only booming business around, now he has metal wings like Archangel only with fire. To add, he wants to build a home.

    Thanks for the chapter, keep up the awesome work. 🙂

  4. Jonathan Hurd

    Anyone else get the feeling that Ilhan is making these Wings just so he can graduate from Death God into an, honest to God, Angel of Death, lol.

    Also thankfully his wings can absorb heat so he doesn’t have to worry about flying too close to the sun.

    1. James

      Repetition of the story of The Fall of Icarus. But minus the sun cooking his wings. But even an angel of Death doesn’t have wings, they just have a cloak that makes them all spooky and intimidating.

      Yu llHan’s is now aiming for more of a Thanatos role, God of the Swift Death. The Persona Series made an interesting take on that character with the tombs

      1. Jonathan Hurd

        I like the Thanatos angle. After reading the Percy Jackson books they had a reference that Cupid and Thanatos were kind of opposites but related. I believe Cupid was a Roman creation. Need to do more research on that.

        Would be kind of cool to have Liera the Angel blessed by the God of Love represent Cupid and Ilhan the Death God representing Thanatos.

        1. James

          A very buff cupid with an android that has a “Reaper” app.

          But yeah, it would be cool. But there isn’t a Roman or Greek story about Death and Love getting together other than the battlefield.

  5. Bryan

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Mir: “daddy became an angel?! Cool!”
    Elfs: “as expected of his majesty!”
    Mirae: “…”
    YuNa: “my guardian Angel!”
    Mirae: *smack YuNa*

  6. Mike

    Soloed thousands of Rank 4s, hundreds of thousands of Rank 3s and barely makes it to lvl140. 5+ members group kills less than 10 Rank 4s about a hundred thousand Rank 3s and makes it lvl130. Ok Author, ok. I really like this novel but this is so fking retarded that I might drop it.

  7. Mandingoes

    Its only been 8 motnhs to a year at most for ilhan to get from lv1 to where he is now so nah i dont think they are faster than him considering they took twice as long as him and did not even start from lv1 exception is yumir but he is still slower than ilahn so dunno what u complaining bout morons….
    Tbh i would not like a story where mc goes arround carrying bunch of luggage… Theres a ton of those and its not like they are stronger than ilhan… Calm down 12 year olds

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