Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 149: I Make My Own Home – 3

Spiera came a while later. As her face was very flushed, it was possible to predict the outcome of the experiment. Yu IlHan spoke to her as if it was nothing.

“Awesome, right?”
[It was indeed awesome.] (Spiera)
“But don’t you think you need to observe it a little more?”
[Just going by the decision of the meeting, yes. And as such, it is unfortunately currently impossible to replace all the Traps of Destruction…… The decision was to test it by making a quarter of your version first. In this way, at least one of Traps of Destruction of your version will go around to each world.] (Spiera)

Wasn’t that exactly what Yu IlHan wanted? He even doubted whether the angels knew of his wish. Well, of course, they couldn’t possibly know.

“Good, I’ll accept your request.”

He picked up the hammer. As he had been granted the permission, it was time to start work!

Although he used a record-breaking time of 40 minutes to create the first one already, in the process of repeating that work, the time taken on each trap sped up as he had said before. The work process that was reduced to 34 minutes by the end of the day, decreasing further to 20 minutes by the 4th day.

The problem was instead in the angels. Like before, angels possessing a higher league of mana were compulsory to complete it, but as all of them were busy doing work, there weren’t that many to help his work.

As such, Yu IlHan piled up the Traps of Destruction after he form-created and inlaid it, in one corner of his room.
By doing that, the angels who needed to install the Traps of Destruction in the world they were in charge of would come to find him and complete the mana crafting before taking away the completed Traps of Destruction.

[Don’t you think what we’re doing right now is similar to pre-ordering cakes for Christmas, and collecting them on the day itself……?] (Liera)
[You just had to say it!] (Erta)

In this process, Yu IlHan got to know numerous angels, incomparable to before. Even the angels who he had never met knew his name, and there were also many who tried to befriend him right now.

[You were pre-ordered to become an angel. Since you’re much more successful than the newbies, don’t forget me by that time.]
[You are the first lower existence to have two 6th class angels as guardians. You are aware, right?]

Through this quest, it seemed like most of the angels were treating him as a trainee angel, but Yu IlHan didn’t bother correcting them and left them to their own devices. Honestly, it annoyed him to correct them anyways.

Although the production of the Traps of Destruction ended within 6 days, as there was no room in the schedule of the angels, and requiring their mana, the finishing was delayed. In that time, Yu IlHan enjoyed using the smithing tools he hadn’t met for a long time.

[Only he would be so perversely happy about smithing tools, right…..] (Erta)
[But IlHan, what are you making?] (Liera)

He wasn’t repairing his equipment, they were done long before. And it wasn’t like he was making new ones either.

Currently, he was cutting and sanding a huge monster bone on one side, while melting the monster materials that had a metallic property before pouring them into square molds and leaving them to solidify. In other words, no one knew what he was doing.

“Building a house.”
[……Huh?] (Liera)
[Isn’t it better to practice the Great cosmos-severing spear instead of doing something nonsensical like that?] (Spiera)
“That will be for after I finish this quest. I should make the most of these smithing tools while I still can.”

As they couldn’t possibly interrupt Yu IlHan’s work, they only watched. Just like that, the days of endless labor flowed on and on.

Meanwhile, the world was spinning like mad. Since it was officially announced that the 2nd Great Cataclysm was coming, burning stones had fallen on everyone’s feet.

The phenomenon of trying to acquire information or items from the worlds they were connected to, became more serious, and as the rumors that the Earth will not be able to overcome the 2nd Great Cataclysm, spread, various crimes such as violence or scams, became more serious as well.

If there was a biggest profit that all humankind had earned while spending 10 years in other worlds, it was their limits. They all knew until what extent they would be able to grow.
It would be good if everyone could grow into 2nd classes and 3rd classes, reality wasn’t that easy, and there were many who hadn’t even acquired their 1st classes properly.

Before the Great Cataclysm, there were few threats to their wellbeing in their everyday lives, but once they experienced the 2nd Great Cataclysm, a life where they didn’t know when they would encounter a monster, would arrive. Some people were compelled to commit suicide after learning about that.

The governments of various countries were on fire as well. They just started implementing building using new materials they could acquire from the 1st Great Cataclysm, but now it was the 2nd already!
If monsters that weren’t entrapped in dungeons rampaged around, or if a Dungeon Break occurred, there was a high probability that cities on scale of Kantou, New York, or LA being vaporized.

They desperately contacted the ability users and bought all new materials and monster materials they could use in architecture. Eventually, there were various country-wide scale projects, and many people who lost their jobs after the Great Cataclysm, were put into these projects.

Each of the clans were also busy cleaning monsters that were proliferating rapidly prior to the 2nd Great Cataclysm. As there were many cases of Dungeon Breaks after they cleaned a dungeon, it could be said that they were in battle constantly if not sleeping.

As the mana concentration on Earth increased, there were plenty of cases where monsters suddenly appeared in the middle of the city, and our strong friends from Suppression were also forced into endless battles.
They had to train in order to go against the strong monsters that would appear after the 2nd Great Cataclysm, but forget training, they were doing real life practice daily! Of course, Korean representative ‘beauty’ ‘Lieutenant’ Han YeoRang was also fighting day and night to protect the country.

“I! Will! Definitely! Quit! The! Military! And! Marry! A! Rich! Guy!”
“I swear she says that every time she gets dispatched.”
“Just who is that Yu IlHan that she always talks about? It’s not the Vanguard president Yu IlHan, right?”

Yu IlHan, who never imagined even in his dreams that someone who was only acquainted to him was calling him by his name every single day, was busy in productive activities, and didn’t move himself, but he did not stop his subordinates from fighting either.
As they were mostly 3rd classes, they wouldn’t be able to acquire any experience from 2nd class monsters, but as 3rd class monsters were quite frequent right now on Earth, and materials from 2nd class monsters could also be used to make standard Vanguard equipment, they continued hunting.

For your information, the corpses of the monsters they had hunted in the Abandoned World were mostly left behind in that world, but Erta took the stronger 3rd class monsters and 4th class monsters’ bodies into her inventory, and gave them to Yu IlHan upon their return.

Although Kang MiRae and Na YuNa’s share wouldn’t be small, the girls ended the deal by asking Yu IlHan to make equipments from the 4th class monster materials. Strictly calculating, they were overwhelmingly in debt!

Of course, no matter how many materials he had, he did not make those equipment. He only polished pillars, plates, etc for making his own mansion.
As his work speed was insane, he was really piling up an amount that might turn into a house. Of course, his objective was not merely that!

Even in that meanwhile, the angels came to him frequently and received the completed (with mana crafting and soul enchant) Traps of Destruction, and Yu IlHan’s skill level also increased day by day. Perhaps, this could be said to be the most peaceful days he spent on Earth. Truly ironic.

Rumors about Susanoo also started there.

The perished island countries in the Pacific and Venezuela, while mankind was busy fighting against the Abandoned World. People were claiming that the ones that killed them weren’t the monsters but Susanoo himself.

[This clip where Susanoo is massacring humans as if monsters were taken by the tourists at that time……]
[As the truth that Susanoo did indeed not appear in the battle against the Abandoned World, this video clip…….]

People who were there in Venezuela at that time should remember that Yu IlHan had killed were not exactly the people of Venezuela, but rather the people of Ferata in human skin who had shown their true colors and tried to kill the tourists.

However, that video clip which spread through the various media companies of many countries, were edited with malicious intentions to make him look like a madman that massacred everyone he sees, and the testimonies of the survivors were also those that said they were nearly killed by Susanoo.

Behind that series of flows, there was the malicious intent to bury Yu IlHan, who was currently at the center of the world, in a mountain of negative sentiments. This was a scheme that could not be implemented if not for the countless people behind it. They should really be protecting Earth if they have any time to do that!

Of course, Kang MiRae, who heard the story about Ferata from the person himself, knew that this was a scheme, and tried to shut it down by using all the power she could in her family. Kang Chan, who was also half-treating Yu IlHan as his in-law, supported him with bright eyes.

However, this could be said to be absurd, or natural.
That scheme instantly perished in exactly 3 days without the need for any help from the Kang family.

[Perhaps Venezuela went against Susanoo’s will.]
[Everyone should know from living 10 years in other worlds, don’t you still get it? If Susanoo was a bad guy, then Earth would have been doomed long before. Why do you suspect Susanoo and not Venezuela?]
[O, Lord Deathgod, I did not see the video clip at all. The one that clicked ‘play’ is not me but my cat.]
[There was a single 4th class in the world I went to, and when he clicked his finger, at least hundred people instantly died. If you still have any sanity, stick your head on the ground and beg for forgiveness before Susanoo is annoyed.]
[We’re already in pain because of the 2nd Great Cataclysm, and here, idiots are picking a fight with the last hope of humanity. Hey, if Susanoo planned to do that, then the people in that place should have all died, how could the guy that took the video be still alive?]

Not to mention the internet, various forms of media attacked the ones that schemed against Susanoo. In Yu IlHan’s shoes, it was just an annoying piece of work, but somehow, something like religious cult had formed with him as the central pillar!

This incident did not end there. The counteractions against the scheme were more vicious than he thought, and the ones that were already stressed out from the 2nd Great Cataclysm stood up as well.

The argument against the ‘high people of society’ that tried to bury Susanoo in old ways like how they buried celebrities or politicians socially, even though the common sense of this world had changed long before!

[This is fucking annoying. Which era do you guys live in?]
[The world changed, so why do we still need to have them above us?]
[We need to replace them with people who know and can plan for the world after the Great Cataclysm.]

The ones who schemed probably intended to restrain Susanoo’s overwhelming influence, and restrict him by creating anti-fans; as it was now, it was only a matter of time until the power structure of the world changed due to his influence!

Yes. This, was exactly how Earth played out before the Great Cataclysm; exaggerating the faults of the ones in power, making flaws that does not exist, and reducing the popularity among the people, and burying them completely using political power as that person became nothing.

Perhaps, they thought that this method would still work after the Great Cataclysm, as they still had overwhelming financial power, political power, and ability users loyal to their family.

However, there was a limit to that. They shouldn’t have picked a fight with Susanoo. They should not have equated the new value that appeared in humanity, with the old values.

“Let’s clean those maggots out!”
“Not to mention welcoming him, they are treating like a mass murderer. Let’s burn them all!”

A riot. Not to mention the weak, ability users, and especially the clans that participated in the Battle of Competition along with Susanoo, were violently enraged, and stood at their front. In other words, the core elements that protected the safety of each country, had turned their backs to the people in power.

The ones that realized that the situation had taken a turn for the worst tried to cover it up with a sacrificial lamb, but there was no way that was possible.

This days where they could cover the eyes of the people using media had long passed, along with the days where they military force was a viable option. The strongest on Earth were able to withstand heavy firepower without so much as a piece of cloth, and dodge missiles with a snort. And there wasn’t just one ‘strong’ individual!

They were already way beyond the point what they could handle using the media. If they took the wrong step, the country would be split into tiny fragments.
In the end, each country had to make a big decision in order to keep their country. Of course, it was to throw about all the people behind it outside of society!

With this, some of the deeply-rooted families that took control of the country in the dark for several generations, were completely weeded out.
People didn’t stop there, and completely brutalised the people related to this incident socially. In the places where the riots were in larger scales, the various governments almost collapsed.

Like that, society had met a true cataclysm before the 2nd Great Cataclysm.
This, took a month and half. All because of a single person, Yu IlHan.

Anyways, what Yu IlHan was doing about this incident, was…

“I’ve finished all the materials. I only need to piece them together now!”
“I’m also going to build a home!”
“Yes, let’s do it together. Home sweet home!”
[Pancosmic Loners aren’t just called loners without a reason alright……] (Liera)

He did not care about what those unrelated people were talking shit about him, and was under the operation ‘Home sweet home’.

Author’s notes

  1. If you realistically felt the changing world, then this chapter is a success!
  2. And if you felt IlHan ignoring them all and doing his own stuff, it’s even more of a success!
  3. Korean representative ‘beauty’ Han YeoRang is being promoted like mad.

Translator’s notes
Sorry to those that live in Venezuela, yet again.

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63 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 149: I Make My Own Home – 3”

      1. Noxy

        I think at this point everyone already noticed that Yilhan will make is own side. I do wonder what you guys will think about his side. fyi i already reached the end of the story.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      Its how Ilhan has always been, lol. I get the feeling he wouldn’t even care if the people of Earth could fight if the idea of them all relying on him didn’t annoy him so much.

  1. Yup yup

    Thanks for the chapter. This line got me laughing hard “The strongest on Earth were able to withstand heavy firepower without so much as a piece of cloth, and dodge missiles with a snort”

  2. Jonathan Hurd

    Lol. Called this way back when we were discussing potential fall out from Ilhan’s massacre in Venezuela, lol. Seriously who pisses off a Death God and expects to live, hahahaha.

    Also thanks for the chapter Chamber, :D.

  3. Candied Skull

    He just doesn’t have a speck of concern for what others think of him xD
    Especially given his power, and he could be Earth’s last hope if it possibly becomes a fallen world (or close to one).

  4. bladestorm91

    This chapter is so VERY satisfying, it shows how humanity has grown in this novel to be above petty people and even weeding them out from society collectively.

  5. SpiralBaka

    that last part, who is he talking to? it can’t be that Ilhan did a ‘one person conversation’ right?
    thank you for the translation

  6. Ascending Flame

    So, we have been seeing for a while that the Angels believe, and strongly desire, for Yu Ilhan to become one.

    However, who here also thinks that Yu Ilhan will create a new, fourth faction (the dragon faction, maybe?), and achieve a higher class without borrowing the records of an existing faction, like all the others did?

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I think everyone basically understands that Ilhan is most likely going to make his own path. I mean a few chapters back he clearly stated he is basically incapable of joining a group since his Loner Power is to strong.

    2. James

      5 major factions. AoH, DDA, GoS, BAoL, and The elusive Rep Gods.

      Rep Gods work in the far off sidelines while giving orders to the 4 front-line factions while being unable to touch each other.

      However, there is a slew of minor factions that we haven’t even heard yet of, but all Yu llHan has to do is get to 300 and he’s automatically a High Existence. He already has caught the eyes of 2 Rep Gods and Leira has caught 1, now all that is left is the 20 other Rep Gods and they would bow to him or be forth with him and his crew.

      1. extasse

        4 factions. Your elusive Rep Gods don’t exist, or at least from what’s mentioned so far (what’s does it stand for anyway?). They are apparently, just a lump of records that gives blessings, not capable of complex thought. I don’t remember anything on anyone giving the 4 factions orders. They’re antagonistic factions. They hate each other. I don’t think they are listening to the orders from the same group of guys. Also, I don’t remember anything on there being minor factions. There’s been nothing to prove what’s you’ve stated thus far, with one exception being IlHan saying the Akashic Records being a sentient last boss in the early chapters- not enough to reach your conclusion. Are you referencing to future chapters? If you are, then at least say so…

        1. James

          The Representative Gods are all the Mythological Gods of Lore (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, ect.). Leira called them “False Gods”, we don’t even know what class the DDA’s boss is, let alone his name or what’s his role in this shabam of things, or whose leading the other factions. The Rep Gods give out blessings, but at the same time, no one has seen them, so their as elusive as God.

          The Angels take orders from God, but somewhere along the line, their communications are messed up. Each faction has a purpose and a alignment, seem like AoH is the Lawful Good kind (Sticklers).

          The logic is that “If there are majors, there are minors”. Now, we haven’t heard of any minor faction yet and most of us know that all the factions want Yu llHan on their side. Foreshadowing that he’ll create his own is what I can see, and others will join his group, but it’ll be labeled as a Minor faction till he gets to a certain group size.

          1. extasse

            Wait, that still doesn’t show that they’re behind all the factions. DDA not having their leader known? None of the factions heads are known. AoH is ‘God’ with name unknown, BAoL MAY be Lucifer, the rest we have no clue. But seeing how BAoL and DDA collaborated to kidnap YuNa, they definitely ‘exist’, have desires, and give orders to their subordinates somehow, and likewise AoH must equally have a leader who’s just as good. It’s just that these angels we have here are the lowest ranked. That pretty much means ALL the factions have elusive leaders, from our perspective. No one thus far, has seen a single one of them so why should they in particular be called Elusive?
            The Rep Gods gave a blessing to Liera but Erta criticized her about receiving blessings from another god. This might indeed prove their existence as not just ‘a lump of records’ or ‘a bunch of fake gods’, but I don’t get your other initial points. If they’re minor gods then how on Earth are they giving orders to the major factions??? More importantly, you said ‘all that is left is the 20 other Rep Gods’. Where on earth did you get the idea that there are around 20 gods?
            Though you used it as an example, I don’t think it’s related to greek mythology btw. First, both the goddess of beauty AND love is Aphrodite, yet the blessings are given to two different people. Most importantly, Il Han received a blessing from the GodDESS of Fire (female), so it’s clearly not Hephaestus. You might say it’s Hestia but she’s definitely not ‘fire’ but is instead ‘hearth’.

          2. Jonathan Hurd

            I personally have to say James that you are making a few too many logical leaps, imo. The point behind the factions is they are made up of a bunch of people that would have been stuck at the peak of 4th class. The people in each faction borrowed from someone else’s records to break into higher existence which then bound them to that person/organization and their rules.

            What that means as far as I can tell is that if you personally broke through the 4th class barrier on your own then you don’t have to deal with the limitations all these faction guys do. Also considering how tough of a feat actually breaking through with your own power is and that most consider it impossible. I don’t think anyone able to pull this off is a ‘small fry’.

            For the gods thing. All the story has basically said about them is they are the accumulation of certain records. The reason they give blessings is to try and create new records. As far as I can tell that is the long and the short of it for them. They don’t seem to have ‘lives’ to protect or ‘ideals’ to fight for so I wouldn’t really count them as a faction.

            They have nothing to fear from the other factions. No reason to oppose the other factions. If anything the gods seem to have a vested interest in lending their power to whoever can further their records no matter what side that person is from.

            For the problem Erta had with Liera receiving the blessing. This I think mainly has to do with all the examples we have seen of Angels falling from grace and betraying AoH because of their desires. Kind of a conflict of interest thing. Receiving a blessing means your concentrating fervently on something that is not God. This is especially worrisome when the blessing Liera received is from the God of Love. Love being an emotion as Spiera said is especially troublesome for Angels.

          3. James

            The 20 was a number pulled out of nowhere. Just a guess on the number from one country’s section of myth lore.

            As for the gods and goddesses, there must be a chain of command. It’s similar to a transformer or your managers at your job, they get power/orders from the higher ups, and they give it to their subordinates. I mean, this is all foreshadow material, it may or may not happen. But if it does and Yu llHan meets one, how will the Liera, Etra, and Spiera respond?

            All we know is that there are contentions and alliances going on, with Earth caught in the cross-fires. But the loner’s not going to have any of that. But if that Loner does break through the limit, without any help from the other factions, then he/she on their own.

            As well as true, the Rep Gods don’t fear anything because their just representations. Hephaestus, god of fire, blacksmith, volcanoes, and crafting and whoever lady is next in line for blessing Yu llHan with fire, just show that their on his side. That’s why I labeled them as elusive and independent (Foreshadow). Possibly for their own benefits or they are just placing bets.

            As the story goes on, we’ll get to see what happens.

  7. Abyssal

    Thank you for the chapter~

    He really is quite the loner.
    The very social structure of the world is falling around him, and all he wants to do is build his house~

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      Its not his problem. All he wants is for humanity to be able to defend themselves. If they want to make a fuss about who leads them that’s their problem not his, lol.

  8. adasdasd

    MC should create some kind of adventure Guild with Weapons and Armor and stuff as compensation for the quest or jobs done.

    I mean he can have a few legendaries and Epics are gifts for S class adventurers
    Uniques for A Class and stuff, that be awesome to see as the Earth goes through evolution.

  9. James

    So those in power are now no longer in power because their arms suck, they can’t hide behind anything, and on the opposing side, there are 100s of strong people that are quite disappointed with their actions. But Yu llHan doesn’t even care because he’s building an awesome house.

    Why can’t this happen to us? It would be great and sad if it did, but hey, it’s a story.

    Thanks for the chapter, it’s awesome!

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I would say this is all due to the environment they currently find themselves in. I mean throughout history in times of strife and upheaval people turn to those who they feel can help and guide them. Earth is currently in such a situation and Susanoo is their guiding light. Attacking that guiding light is basically trying to force the people back into the dark and that is something no one is willing to accept.

      1. James

        A guiding and strong light… when you have one guy doing so much heavy lifting, then yeah, it’s bad to fire on him.

        They should of stayed down, but hey, that would of made the story boring. Now they are the ones struggling for power… but that intros BAoL and DDA contracts of “Sign your soul over, and I’ll grant you assistance and power.”

  10. That guy

    Eminem—”king? Think not. Why be a king, if you can be a god?”

    Ilhan listen to that. Holy molly is he really going to be a god? (He’s already building his temple lol)

    1. Mclaindog

      Omg I can totally see it becoming a holy temple by ill han letting people stay their during the 2nd calamity because their getting in his way against a 5th class monster that he has to kill to become 4th class….

  11. Darkos

    why do you apologise chamber? we don’t mind, well, at least i don’t mind, someone has to be pretty stupid to tangle fiction with reality, or to not discern a bad intention, wich the author doesn’t have… if someone from my country comes whining just tell them that they have far more importan things to care about than a fictional character metaphorically wiping out alien invaders, like what should they eat for dinner (it’s a very touchy topic right now for a lot of ppl)

  12. Seregosa

    I understand the author isn’t fond of political stuff and people working behind the scenes like that 😛 I agree fully with that, I tend to avoid all novels that has more than a small amount of politics(like some medieval type kingdoms scheming against eachother, that’s still acceptable if kept within reasonable limits like seeing a plan or two, but not more than that)… I also never watch news or read newspapers or anything. I have the mindset that reading that shit just depresses me, stresses me out and are an unnecessary waste of time. If there’s something truly important going on, I will get to know what’s up from friends, family or even the country, in one way or another. The rest is just crap not worth busying myself with, only negatives and no positives for someone like me.

    By the way, this is by far the best part of the entire chapter, and one of the best excuses ever:
    [O, Lord Deathgod, I did not see the video clip at all. The one that clicked ‘play’ is not me but my cat.]

  13. Cr1m50nr3ap3r

    “There was a single 4th class in the world I went to, and when he clicked his finger, at least hundred people instantly died.” And he was just a toddler but we know him in the future as thanos

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