Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 174: Hell Picnic, Alone – 4

Despite the fact that Yu IlHan’s digging had been going on for more than one month, there was not a lot of progress.

First off, the ground was really too damned hard. The first tens of meters was easily breakable with the Death Driver, but from some portion onwards, they became so hard that the Keshna golem’s skin looked weak in comparison, and his bone screw was shaved away instead of the ground.

[Don’t you think the soil here has some uses?] (Liera)
“I’m more interested in the Baobab trees that grow rooted here.”

Perhaps processing the root of the Baobab trees would give birth to a master sword. Yu IlHan seriously pondered about that as he switched out the blunt screw and inserted another one with the help of the pile bunker.
From his smooth actions of switching the screws instantly and putting the Death Driver in, it could be seen that this wasn’t the first time he did it.

“So Liera, do you think you can find that light of salvation anywhere?”
[Hm……. Perhaps it’s impossible after all. Want a kiss?] (Liera)
“Thanks, but no thanks.”

While Yu IlHan and Liera were having a casual banter, Erta, who was on watch outside, shouted.

[There’s one coming! It’s one covered in fire!] (Erta)
“I thought I just killed one recently. Don’t you think that the frequency of their appearance is rising?”
[Yu IlHan, looks like you need to take care of it quickly. I can feel another one on the opposite side.] (Spiera)
“Tch, I can’t help it.”

Yu IlHan let go of the Death Driver, and shot up with Ruin Calling, reaching high into the air through repeated leaps. Until the moment he could conceal himself by completely exiting the monsters’ field of vision

‘Good, it’s done.’
[Do you know their positions?] (Liera)

Yu IlHan had spent almost half a year here, so he knew really well their patterns, weaknesses, and characteristics.
Whether it was fire, ice, lightning, or vibration, all of them had the characteristics that those properties protected their bodies perfectly, but once it was penetrated, the insides were relatively weak.

‘Although, it does bother me that I still can’t synchronize with the records I’ve absorbed from them even now.’

Yu IlHan checked the closest monster to him in mid air, and equipped his pile bunker. As the demons that appeared here were at least 10 times bigger than him, the 2nd option attached to the pile bunker would normally activate and would provide an additional 70% damage.

On top of that, many other conditions were fulfilled as well, such as Angels’ Support, surprise attack, and enemy being a life form. So compared to the first strike he dealt to the Keshna Golem, this attack may as well pierce through the skies. Without going to the 7th level, 6th level was enough to drill a hole through them.


With a short shout, he unfolded Ruin Calling. Compressed shockwaves shot out; with leaps and re-leaps activating simultaneously! Although there was no one to see him right now, since he was in concealment, he could be likened to a comet falling from the heavens.

[Critical Hit!]

The pile bunker, which contained slightly more power than usual with the addition from Yu IlHan’s body weight and the weight of the inventory, directly struck the head of the demon burning in fire.
The moment they came into contact, the shot projectile disregarded its flames and bones and just broke through everything, but as expected of a 4th class, the demon instantly focused all the flames on its body onto its head and tried to melt the projectile as soon as it noticed.

“Dammit, was it too light?”
[Your line sounds like a defeat flag!]

Would the screw made of dragon bones really melt? Well, the reality in this hell was that it indeed did melt! Yu IlHan had to retreat after he had to be satisfied with just drilling a hole through it.
Even the demon could not completely vaporize the dragon bones. Yu IlHan just needed to melt it down and remold it.

“And the other one!?”

Yu IlHan checked with Spiera while jumping in the air, when he confirmed that the fire demon had noticed him and had enveloped its two arms in flames. She immediately answered.

[It will be in viewing distance within 2 minutes. Hurry up.] (Spiera)
“2 minutes……”

No demons were easy, but Yu IlHan’s affinity with this fire demon that burnt everything it came in contact with, was especially bad.
Perhaps it would have been better if he just left this one for later – he thought leisurely, even while dodging the flaming punch by flying into the air. The heat radiating from the magic fire that crackled in the air made him sweat nervously.

He had already recovered the pile bunker as soon as he retreated from the first attack, and from some time onwards, his hand was grabbing on the Eight-tailed dragon spear. The spear was the best one to go with at difficult times! Of course, the exact reason was because the only weapon that could endure the heat.

“I really need to make a water attribute weapon some time.”
[You’re doing perfectly fine though.]

As if to prove Liera’s words, Yu IlHan agilely turned around in the air and slashed with his spear while charging.
The demon swung its arms rapidly, and as a bonus, the flames that enveloped the arms stretched out like a whip and tried to burn Yu IlHan, but he was already stabbing his spear into the hole he had made on the head last time.

[Critical Hit!]

[1 minute 37 seconds.]
[Wow, look at you, Spiera. You look totally addicted to counting down.] (Liera)

No matter how much of a disparity in levels there were between them, Yu IlHan and the demon were fundamentally different in size. Moreover, Yu IlHan’s reaction speeds with Ruin Calling on, was akin to that of lightning, and when the demon just thought that it had blocked, he was already behind it, attacking.

[Critical Hit!]

The demon was blocking all attacks by constantly putting up high-energy flames on its body, but Yu IlHan’s Eight-tailed dragon spear was also enhanced through Eternal Flame, Blaze, and purple flames.
Although he couldn’t deal additional damage with his flames, this meant that they could cancel each other’s flames out, and attack the demon with the full strike of the spear.

Disregarding special abilities and whatnot while only considering pure defense, he already knew that these demons were weaker in that regard compared to other ordinary 4th class monsters. The Eight-tailed dragon spear was enough.
The problem was that they also knew of his weakness, and would resist without caring for the means if it came down to it.

[Yu IlHan, the surrounding land is beginning to color itself in red. There will be another one of those annoying attacks soon!] (Erta)
“Got it.”

Erta finished speaking and came into Yu IlHan’s armor. As angels couldn’t use their powers here, that kind of attack would deal a fatal injury on the girls as well.

[1 minute 14 seconds.] (Spiera)

After Erta and Liera found safety, the demon roared and stomped on the ground, the nearby ground, bloodied by the sheer amount of mana from the demon, seem to crack into several parts, before shooting towards Yu IlHan, as if they were hot charcoal.

The most annoying thing was that this attack remembered the properties of the opponent’s mana, so unless he destroyed every one of them, he had to get hit.

[1 minute 03 seconds.] (Spiera)

However, Yu IlHan had the sturdy shield. Not just any shield, but the special smartshield that grew along with him in all of his battles, and could carry out his orders more faithfully than ever!


The moment Yu IlHan muttered that word with a firm will, the five shields that protected his sides at all times during this hellish picnic, due to his worries, started rotating rapidly centered around Yu IlHan.
Each of the shields rotated in their own orbits, and they would protect Yu IlHan perfectly from every angle.

It took a long period of time for Yu IlHan to learn and use this, but as always, life-and-death situations made everything possible. Once, his ribs were pulled out, and burnt a leg. And so, after that, he had developed himself to keep fighting in that state, even if he were forced to techno-dance in the middle of it.

“I’m going.”
[Do you really have to?] (Liera)
[48 seconds.] (Spiera)
“I said I’ll go!”

The moment the demon uses that attack, it would lose the control over its mana due to having to concentrate on the attack.
It didn’t become weak due to the loss of control or anything, and in fact, it would give up on controlling mana required to sustain its life, and its body would burn up hotter than the sun, so it would make him like he was burning just by nearing, but to Yu IlHan, who was the hero of fire, it was no different from after-work sauna!

The current him had 160% additional fire attribute resistance thanks to his armor. Considering that he was way beyond the realm of humans, there weren’t a lot of things in the world for him to be afraid about.

[41 seconds.]

With a shout, Yu IlHan leapt. tens, hundreds of hot bombs assaulted Yu IlHan, but they were all deflected by Aegis, orbiting around his body, and Yu IlHan would overcome the shock that assaults his body every time that happened, and re-leap to charge towards it!

[28 seconds.] (Spiera)

The moment Yu IlHan approached the demon with Aegis protecting all of his body, Yu IlHan’s spear burned in bright white, and increased its size. He multiplied the blades into 8 by activating the option on the Eight-tailed dragon spear!
He imbued hundreds of tons of weight into each of those 8 blades. The fact that he was still able to hold the weapon, represented his overwhelming growth in strength.

“Get lost, to the hell you, Hhp, came from!”

He couldn’t use the Great Cosmos-severing spear yet. However, it was possible for him to add a characteristic from another weapon, at anytime he wanted to. Yu IlHan thought back to the time he split apart the land on this world, as he swung with all his power, while imbuing the power of a blunt weapon into the spear.

[Ku, uaaaaaaaakakak!]
[Critical Hit!]
[The skill, Critical Hit, has become level 84.]

After the demon let out its final scream after using up all of its earth bombs and, failed to calm down the berserking on its body and had to meet Yu IlHan in a defenseless manner,

[??? ???? ?????? ???????????? experience]

The fire burning on its body died down, and fell down with a ‘thud!’. Spiera immediately spoke.

[19 seconds. Not bad.] (Spiera)
“There’s no time to rest. Dammit.”

Yu IlHan, who swore at Spiera’s counting, fed all the flames burning on his body, despite losing its owner, to the Eternal Flame, and collected the body into his inventory.
Damnably, the demon approaching him from far away was the worst of them all, the lightning-attributed demon. He had no equipment to resist its attacks, nor did he have any significant methods of attacking. This was one that he had to use tons of Breath and go at it with brute force alone!

“I really need to absorb the magic engineering knowledge faster to make something out of these corpses. Dammit.”
[IlHan.] (Liera)
“I’m busy. Please leave a message after the beep.”

Yu IlHan shot up into the air with a vague reply, and tried to conceal himself somehow before it reached him.

[It’s a comm from Mir. Although, it doesn’t look that urgent from the color of the signal.] (Liera)

He checked, and there was indeed a call from the communicator. Yu IlHan pondered for a moment while looking at the lump of lightning that rushed towards him and the hole he had dug, but he still deployed the ability from the ‘Frog that leaped out of the well’ title, the ‘ability to return to the world he was born to regardless of which world he was in’.

It did not activate.


Muttered Yu IlHan in confusion.

“Why doesn’t it work?”
[…… You do realize it really gets awkward when you make a joke at times like these, right? Why are you scaring me?] (Liera)
“No, I’m not joking. That’s strange. It worked well in other worlds.”

There was no way Yu IlHan would not have tested the ability, when he was meticulous to the point that he would actually tap on the ground on most bridges for stability checks. He had already tested coming back to Earth from a few different worlds, and had come here after checking that they did indeed work.

[Perhaps this world is an exception!] (Liera)
“You know well that that cannot be true. If I had to come up with exceptions, then I wouldn’t be able to do anything…… but really, why doesn’t it work?”

Coincidentally, the lightning demon that arrived at where he was, cried. However, Yu IlHan had already succeeded in concealing himself, and did not feel any danger, but right now that demon wasn’t the problem.

[Even we can’t exit this world as we please. Yu IlHan, why don’t you think calmly about this again?] (Spiera)
“Yes, I’ll activate it ag……ain?”

[The ability is only usable once per week.]

Yu IlHan’s body shivered. The ability already activated once? Not that it didn’t?
But that would mean, but…….

[So that is it. Although I didn’t want to believe due to the stark contrast in mana distribution…….] (Erta)

While Yu IlHan was confused at this unacceptable situation, Erta, who realized the truth first, muttered in a defeated voice.

[This place is Earth, isn’t it…….?] (Erta)

Yu IlHan had found out the truth about this world.

Author’s notes

  2. The true story starts now.

Translator’s notes
(I owe 5 chapters still…) This chapter is a Thursday regular!



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73 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 174: Hell Picnic, Alone – 4”

  1. Unknown

    So how will he come back now? If this is Earth, and the only way for him to return to the world he came from, which is also Earth, so how can he come back to the past/original/future/??? Earth?

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      My guess is he has the only other person who is born on Earth, not connected to another world, and is strong enough to open a portal to the Alternate Earth. I’m thinking Yumir probably can open a portal to the same place Ilhan can. Yumir was born on Earth and I’m pretty sure even though his mom was originally a dragon from Dareu I don’t think he will be connected to it too strongly to it.

    2. earthshaker34

      This is what i think: Magic Formation is called “Freedom”, what if these demons are trapped earth’s core (or something like that) which acts as their prison and because of mana being introduced into earth all that mana inside the prison is leaking to the surface thus earth becomes rarity in whole universe. what if those angels and demons want to unlock this prison with that magic formation and thus rendering the planet harmless to residents of other worlds?? because if that is so that means that yu illhan is still on earth so this matches with every clue that we have

    1. Bob

      Or, Real Earth, without Mr Unique, where everything went wrong, and so God him/herself rewound time and descended to spawn a child to fix everything, resulting in current but technically Alternate Earth.

      It might explain part why Earth is so screwed up, if it’s technically been through cataclysms before, so it’s just retreading a path rather than forging a new one.

      If one of his parents is God, I think it’s probably more likely for it to be his mother, since she recognized him on tv, and it seemed like his father didn’t.

      Alternatively, it would be hilarious if that’s his mansion underground.

      1. Wille1412

        If we go by your theory I actually belive it’s the dad, since Yu IlHan said something along the lines of “Dad is too weak to be the cause” when Mir and Co was stuck in that world.

        1. earthshaker34

          yea because he is too ordinary, in unordinary family, son is super strong,super blacksmith who is best in whole universe,with variety of skills which are super strong,grandson is dragon who was hatched from the egg by a human with help of eternal fire,by the time he is 11 years old(pysichally) he is already T3 existence,mother is super strong as well tho we dont know what powers she really has,as for father.. he doesnt have anything, he is more ordinary than any ordinary men so if i have to say who is more likely to be stupidly powerful as well as god (possibly) then it’s yu illhan’s father

          1. Bob

            That’s fair.

            My (at the time incomplete) thought was that Yu Ilhan’s father’s name means useful (I think?), so he was the best (most useful) person for God to use to produce Yu Ilhan.

            If we were to put it in genetic terms, say God has pure recessive gene pairings (everything as rr). To pass as many genetic based advantages on to the spawn, you’d want the other parent (who probably wouldn’t also have the pure regressive genetic makeup) to have one recessive, one dominant in every pair (Rr). Assuming God can only manipulate what’s there (since it’s a lower world) rather than simply create what he/she wants, they’d need such a useful partner to ensure the spawn could have the same pure regressive genetic makeup.

            With those assumptions, it would explain why Yu Ilhan is so much more powerful than his father, since his father has dominant/recessive pairings rather than pure recessive.

            Admittedly, genetics probably isn’t the best analogy, but it’s the only one I could think of with the dominant and recessive pairings.

    2. Light

      All things considered, that actually seems likely. Wouldn’t even be surprised if its grown enough to fly by this point. I’d guess this is Earth if Yu Ilhan left at the point he did (so basically him going to the future so the past doesn’t have him)

      1. ombra30

        ok, in this case it’d make sense, but if it’s the earth without Ilhan at all (Ilhan never existed in this Earth) then it can’t be his mansion since he never built it

    3. James

      The only information we have now, is that Yu IllHan tried to dig past a certain point but his drills keep dulling before they even get past 3 meters. If this is an alternate Earth, one that’s been ‘Shelved’, then who or what put the gate there in the first place?

      BAoL and DDA don’t have any power here, they mainly destroy and screw shows over. AoH and GoS are the only major factions that maintain planets and worlds. So, we get to meet the Man Upstairs, God, and what are Yu IllHan’s true origins. Because his ‘dad’ is a wuss, while is Mom is a firecracker.

    4. NeurogamiPrime

      Ok so Yu Ilhan was on earth for 1000 years without anyoneone else. is it possible that he is connecting to earth 1000 years in the future since he is so profoundly disconnected from the world’s current timeline?

    1. James

      Can’t be either. His communicator still works, and this story is using a Solid Earth model as a setting. Unless they are using Hollow Earth model with an inner Hellscape.

    1. Carmeops

      the problem is, if it’s Earth, why does the akashik thingy no recognize those creatures if it has a proper record of Earth? why does the angel’s help properly activate as if it’s another world?

      maybe Earth is composed of two worlds which collided, and the super duper hard material from the other world sinked and made a Geode-like pocket inside the Earth’s crust which develloped way before the surface Earth?

      that way, this place is both Earth world and another world at once, which screw up the record, and is the core source of all what work wrong with Earth

      1. Shiro

        Oh that is a very good idea and the one i like the most, and it still leaves open a lot to be explored about this world, a world that already went through some cataclysms became a part of Earth.

  2. Treyon

    FUK…. so thats the future of earth if ilhan fails uh?… Damn… now i wonder if ilhan is in the future or just an alternate world…. he needs to go back

    1. James

      It was the same with the Supernatural series. Without the main characters, Earth is a Hell. Yu IllHan has saved the world a lot. Without him, Earth, even the most arrogant SOBs that we’ve encounter here, would die knowing full well with the final thought of “I’m a loser”.

    1. James

      It’s cut off… This is the future of Earth. The Angels said if a world’s cut off from other worlds, the mana will stagnate and birth more powerful monsters.

      If the BoAL go through with their plan of “Cutting Earth”, this is the view. Humanity dies, demons rise.

  3. Jax Gonzales

    So this is not really related to this chapter but I have come up with a wild theory that I very seriously doubt is true but I shall state anyway. Remember that chapter where Ilhuan asked angels if God really existed then let it go? Well i think maybe God did exist but got bored of existing so after leaving a detailed plan for the maintenance of the universe offed himself and threw his own soul into the circle of reincarnation. This lead to a fracture in heavens armies viewpoints, some wished to carry out his plan as if he still live (current heavens army), Some decided the guy restraining them killed himself lets just break thing (cant remeber their group name), Others still decided to go about doing what they could to revive god (sunset garden), and the final group decided they could do a better job than the guy that offed himself (brilliant light aka fallen angels). Well skip forward a few millennia and god has reincarnated into a human in korea on earth, and is name Il Huan. Mad cackle at my brilliant crazy fan idea.

    1. James

      DDA, Demon Destuction Army that’s full of muscle bound idiots and if there are women there, dominatrix backstabbers them all, and are on a revenge spree for, according to the story, for the heck of it. But your theory might be flawed, he had childhood memories. All of them, are him in concealment, being ignored even when he raises his hand, him working hard only to be ‘footnoted’, or hardly being seen in college.

      Now Yu IllHan being an extension or a repeat of God… his desire to be a higher existence is there. But if he becomes Wrath or another descriptor of God, then your theory is to be held true.

  4. O

    Lemme guess. The portal teleported Yu Illhan to the future. Since he disappeared from the present, Earth got destroyed. Thus, future earth is a scene of destruction.

  5. Angel

    so he time travel to the future of Earth IoI that was a dangerous news, so human will perish in the future ahahaha 😀

    i am curious what will he do to back to his own time line 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

  6. xtachibana

    author will probably use a Psyren type plot, MC is travelling to an alternate future after DDA and BAoL use their bullshit to fuck with earth.

    1. James

      After Yu IllHan saw this, and lived in it for 6 months, how can he not act to defends his home? If BAoL succeeds, Earth turns Hell.

      Every story must have their dicks and douches, without them, boring story.

  7. 13black cat

    Thank you for the chaptersssss……
    This is a nice cliffhanger to stop the flood of chapters 😁
    About the alternate earth, I don’t think the answer will be too complicated like worlds merging.
    The first thought I had was the one with 1000 years in future because of the “forgotten millennia” that Yu Ilhan and the Earth experienced​ TOGETHER. But this doesn’t​ explain why there are no 4th class appearing on the present earth…..
    My theory is: ( or at least what I want to happen)
    So I think due to 1000 years cut off from Akashik records, the Earth has also become a pancosmic loner and has developed a alternate world/ pocket dimensions/ evolved state/ closed world which is separate from Akashik records, exists in present timeline and contains earth’s records of the forgotten millennia it spent as a loner with Yu Ilhan. It absorbs records and mana from earth continuosly while developing seperately.
    The Destruction Demon Army and Army of Brilliant Light (or whatever) know about the existence of this alternate world that formed during “forgotten millennia” and also know that there are 4th class perverted monsters sealed/imprisoned in the pocket world and plan to unleash them on earth and also the world’s connected to it to get freedom from God, Akashik records and Angels army of heaven. Due to absence of Yu Ilhan they actually succeed and use the spell formation to open the alternate Earth but rather than an army of 4th class catastrophe class monsters what comes out is a single loner 😁

  8. Primo23

    If this is earth is it going to be the future?, the past?, or maybe an alternate world ……
    that’s the possibilities I thought unless the Author is using hollow earth theory and this place is agartha
    Thanks for the chap ~

  9. earthshaker34

    wait .. Magic Formation is called “Freedom”, what if these demons are trapped earth’s core (or something like that) which acts as their prison and because of mana being introduced into earth all that mana inside the prison is leaking to the surface thus earth becomes rarity in whole universe. what if those angels and demons want to unlock this prison with that magic formation and thus rendering the planet harmless to residents of other worlds?? because if that is so that means that yu illhan is still on earth so this matches with every clue that we have

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  11. colorless

    I already expected it to be earth waaaay~ before. Still, it hit me like i didnt cause we dont know if its an alternate one or the future! Please dont be rushed and boring, want a good binge worthy anxiety giving arc!

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