Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 178: Everyone Else Is a Guardian – 4

It was not long ago, that Yu IlHan had become used to hunting these monsters.

“I’m no longer afraid of the vibration demon now.”
[But you weren’t afraid in the first place.] (Liera)
[We still are afraid of them.] (Erta)
“No, not that. I don’t feel like I’d lose against anything in this dungeon now.”

The battles with these monsters became so easy that the demon he just killed, he killed with just two strikes, including a surprise attack.
Well, of course, those two attacks were probably strong enough to split the the Earth in half, but until now, these demons had endured such attacks. Hence, hell mode.

Did that mean that the enemies were weakened? Not at all. They became stronger if anything, as Yu IlHan rose in level.
Then, there was only one answer left. The question mark riddled records he had absorbed until now after killing so many of them, started to take effect.

[I think the effects of the record absorption only took effect when you realized that this place was a part of Earth.] (Liera)
“You’re right. I agree with that.”
[Although I’ve lived for quite a long time, the Akashic Record is full of things we cannot understand. We don’t even know why the Akashic Record cannot interpret the records Yu IlHan is acquiring right now, either.] (Spiera)
[Earth is strange in the first place, connecting gates to other worlds. Perhaps it takes time for it to get interpreted.] (Erta)

It wasn’t like he had entered this place through normal means. This strange result was produced from the strange phenomenons happening on Earth, and an even stranger being that made use of it. Of course, he had no leisure to study the Akashic Record right now.

Yu IlHan thought back to the battle just now. That, was the biggest and strongest vibration demon he had faced until now, but somehow, from the moment he saw the figure from a distance, he could see through the weakest part of its body immediately.

He immediately charged and shot the pile bunker on that part of the body, and discovered a time to inflict as much damage as possible before attacking with the thunderhammer at the time. Then, Blaze, strengthened through Eternal Flame and Dragonic blood, resonated with the bone screw and incinerated the inside of its body. There was no need for the Death Driver, or the Eight-tailed dragon spear.

[At this rate, he might actually achieve 4th class within 5 years.] (Liera)
[Although I want to see that, I also don’t want to see it……!] (Erta) 1

Liera and Erta respectively spoke with expectation and worry. However, Yu IlHan, surprisingly, shook his head after hearing them.

“It won’t do at this rate.”
[What do you mean it won’t do. Isn’t the experience rising like mad?] (Erta)
“But at this rate……”

Yu IlHan raised his head. The blood colored sunset that was maintained for 24 hours, washed over his face. Well, there was no sun here, so it was unknown if he could call that ‘sunset’.

[At this rate?] (Liera)
“The skills won’t be able to rise properly…..”
“Just smashing it with the pile bunker and striking with the hammer, there’s no room for skill growth. Until now, I had to do all sorts of stuff to fight so all of the skills grew equally.”

While the angels became speechless at Yu IlHan’s unimaginable speech, Spiera, who agreed with him on the inside, agreed with him, albeit a little later.

[……A, as expected of a trainee of the Great cosmos-severing spear!] (Spiera)
[Don’t pretend to be calm!] (Liera)

Yu IlHan checked his status again, and came to the conclusion that he really couldn’t continue like this. There were many skills he wanted to master before 4th class, but at this rate, not even one of them would have a satisfying growth!

“And it’s not like I can beat up the boss now either.

In the first place, he didn’t know where it was. The angels were never as thankful as they were now.

“I can’t help it. I can only increase the number of enemies I face.”
[Huh, these monsters, you mean?] (Liera)
[These monsters that are predicted to be level 260 or above?] (Erta)
[…….Do your best, Yu IlHan!] (Spiera)

Liera and Erta shivered in fear, and Spiera cheered him on. Liera and Erta turned around and shouted at the same time.

[You’re thinking like it’s another one’s business, but if IlHan dies, we die too! Moreover, the moment you use your power, you’ll get expelled from Heaven!] (Liera)
[Yu IlHan became insane due to his greed for growth. We need to stop him and make him get it together!] (Erta)
[But wouldn’t it be possible if it’s Yu IlHan……?] (Spiera)

The angels all fell into confusion. However, Yu IlHan didn’t care about that. No, in fact, he wouldn’t even care even if a beautiful girl (aka bishoujo) fell from the skies!

“First, I’ll need to start with a preemptive attack with the pile bunker, so I need to practice loading pile bunkers faster.”
[You really are going to do it!?] (Liera)
“After that, I’ll set some traps in some places, and use some artifacts that auto-target when enemies approach…… Orochi, how many thought-souls do we have?”

A thought-soul within an artifact was easier to manage. Since there was almost no limit now to his Rule skill, due to its growth. He had no reason to hesitate.

[Krrr…… 81 4th class, 3rd classes number more than that, but against those monsters, 3rd class thought-souls won’t be enough.] (Orochi)
“And the thought-souls of those demons?”
[It’s still too difficult right now.]

It wasn’t like the demons did not leave behind a thought-soul. However, they were only roaring like the time they were alive, so Orochi could only have a hard time facing them. No, in fact, it was even hard to win 1 on 1.

“Then let’s do with what we have for now. I’ll make the artifacts easy to be installed and uninstalled….. good, now, only I need to do well.”
[His plans are becoming concrete, what do we do?] (Liera)
[Aah, the price for leaving him on Earth, we’re finally paying for…….] (Erta)

Yu IlHan activated the Hourglass of Eternity, which coincidentally became usable again, to acquire his time alone in this wide dungeon, and started working with his anvil and furnace out.
He made automatic interception ballistas that shot arrows automatically when enemies were in a certain range, as well as mines, grenades, and lightning traps and ice traps to stun the enemy! All of this became possible thanks to Yu IlHan’s rising magic engineering skill.

“Ooh, it’s funny to see legend ranks popping out so easily.”
[Why, do the epic ranked ones not come out?] (Liera)
“I got one just now. It’s a trap that covers the surrounding area in lightning, but I actually got an option attached to it that will make it stronger through absorbing enemy’s mana. Hey, there’s also an attack-reflect option. That sounds painful even for me. But I’ve considered that and it has an ally-protection option!”
[…….] (Liera)

Liera thought that it would be perfect if he just added ‘For today only, you can get one for 39.99!’. However, seeing the occasional epic ranked artifacts and traps, she couldn’t even joke around anymore.
In a secretive dungeon unbeknownst to anyone, an achievement that would be recorded in history was happening.

He made artifacts, trained in the Great Cosmos-Severing spear, as well as the Spear of Untraceable Trajectory and some other skills, and two months of time passed by in a flash.

Others wouldn’t possibly try to extend the duration of isolation in a dungeon even when they were given the Hourglass of Eternity, but to Yu IlHan, it was not much different from lunchtime break at high school.

“Although it’s a pity that I couldn’t learn the Great Cosmos-severing Spear, let’s go.”
[Okay, let’s go!] (Liera)
[Let’s finish this up quickly!] (Erta)

In the two months that didn’t even take one second, the angels were all in a state of nirvana. If they couldn’t avoid it, they could only enjoy it! The girls took a step forward as higher existences.

And so, it comes to now.

[Kyaaaak! As I expected, I can’t do this! There are two more cominggggggg!] (LIera)
[Yu IlHan, beneath your feet! Below!] (Erta)

Bullshit nirvana. Even the world’s most frightening roller coaster wouldn’t they scream like they were doing now!


Yu IlHan moved his body according to the two angels that loyally reported back the position of the enemies without him asking.


Without even needing to look back, he could realize from just their voice alone – that monsters, that shot out vibrating tentacles, fire, frost, or lightning were waiting to devour him whole even with their vital parts, such as the heart, penetrated through!

“Good, I knew skills won’t grow without a thrill like this!”
[You’re a pervert! You pervert!] (Liera)

Yu IlHan had to become proficient in flying through the attacks of enemies that poured onto him literally by the second, and dodging all of the fire, lightning, ice and tentacles!

However, even when dodging, he would not simply just dodge. The moment he directed a shockwave towards the back for Leap, a slug cartridge appeared in the direction of the shockwave.

“And shoot!”

The cartridge obviously broke apart in the shockwave. The cartridge which contained the power to absorb and amplify due to the materials being from the vibration demon, absorbed all the shock, and amplified it and sent it outwards in every direction!

[Critical Hit!]

The slug cartridge beautifully exploded into pieces. The demons cried out in pain due to getting damage from an item made of their own bones. 4th classes from the outside world would perhaps die with this attack alone.

However, Yu IlHan’s rampage did not end there. He had successfully lured them the range where he had set up small, mid, large, and extra large sized ballistas which he had set up like an orchestra.
Despite the fact that they were hopelessly attacked by the grenades and the landmines until now, and precisely because that happened, the demons blindly chased Yu IlHan while rampaging even more. The result was not worth talking about.

[Kihih! Kihiiiih!]

The ballista army that shot out bone spears mercilessly at the enemies, started a concert using the cries of the demons that were experiencing a new world in front of the harmony of the magic gunpowder and Giant’s Rubber Band, as instruments! Even though they just wanted to take revenge on the man that had holed through their chests, they had to be beaten up with all sorts of methods that could possibly exist in this world!

[They’re all being fooled! All of them!] (Liera)
[You bet they would. Yu IlHan is at a point where he could bestow his concealment power to an artifact through magic stones…..] (Erta)

Yu IlHan moved around busily and struck at the enemies using all sorts of artifacts and traps, as well as deploying leap and re-leap to escape their sights to procure concealment environment, and mercilessly ripped the head off the enemies who were defenseless, with a single surprise attack.

And the text that popped up like mad on Yu IlHan’s retina was this!

[Critical Hit!]
[Critical Hit!]
[Critical Hit!]
[Critical Hit!]

It wasn’t that the Akashic Record finally broke. It was just that Yu IlHan could draw three untraceable trajectories with a single strike of the spear. SInce all of them achieved critical damage, not even one of them could endure.

[You have earned 4??9??87??5??1 experience.]
[You have become level 187. 2 Strength, 1 Agility, 1 Health, 1 Magic increases.]
[The skill, Spear of Untraceable Trajectory, has become level 68!]
[The skill, Leap, has become level 96!]

As he would be put through heaven and hell once he strayed from his predicted path, his focus was heightened to the limits, so with that Yu IlHan’s original objective, skill training, was going very well. He even raised a level while he hunted all of them in one fell swoop!

Yu IlHan felt the completely recovered health and magic and charged forward once again with a smile. On the tip of this spear, a white flame, the mixture of Eternal Flame and Blaze, was spouting bright white light.

“All of you! Come at meeeeeeeee!”
[Can we……. hold out until IlHan gets 4th class?] (Liera)
[Please take care of me when it comes down to it, Liera. Don’t bring Yu IlHan up, you can go down.] (Erta)
[Fufu, I’ll bring you down first!] (Liera)

The moment the curtain to the 7th mini war rose, Yu IlHan’s inferno difficulty hunting days also raised the curtains.

…….Without even knowing what the people of Earth were currently facing.

Author’s notes

  1. Even though he’s the main character, he’s not having any share in the main plot. No matter what, he shouldn’t drop out of the main storyline, right!?
  2. I’ve had a look at the comments…. but it looks like gathering those comments will end up with an entire series of a novel! Imagination sure is amazing.
  3. We’ll just go over the crucial bits and proceed fast.

Translator’s notes

Right people. I’m not even going to mention names now. Cuz latecomers don’t get special treatment. (Even though there’s a guy who sponsored 5 alone by himself)

Anyway, that’s four chapters out. There’s still one in queue. I hope I don’t die with all this translating+school hw+team projects. Wish me luck!

Happy reading!

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About Chamber

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

46 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 178: Everyone Else Is a Guardian – 4”

  1. Faust

    i really hope when alternate earth is open to the original earth and the people think there will be overload people seeing ilhan standing facing the gate like a guardian from the inside…

  2. Laius

    I’m starting to think that the “freedom” magic formation allow a high existence to get ride of his limitation in a lower world. The more magic formation they will be left the more high existence they will have to fight or the more an high existence will be able to use his power.

    1. James

      Actually, it’s a cut. If a world is cut off from other worlds, like this dungeon of demons, then higher existences can freely use the land as their staging grounds.If these demons are max 4th class, then 5th class and above would love to come over there, use it, then lose it.

    2. Darkos

      higher existences can’t use their powers in lower worlds because is a law of the higher factions, not because they will blow up the planet (not instantly tho)… they can only use their power in two cases: 1 to punish a traitor in their faction and 2 to defend their lifes if they’re attacked… other cases are no go and they’ll get kicked of their factions, so no matter what they do they would still be unable to use their powers in a lower world

      1. James

        It’s worse. Whoever made that rule, means serious business. Which equally means, even the most evil of beings have to follow this rule. Breaking would result in immediate evisceration or the dreaded Restart.

        Coming from a gamer that plays MMORPGs, Restarts are more annoying than dying.

  3. Pyro

    Hmm the more I read the more I start to think a future version of our MC is the last boss of the dungeon, or his artifact building had evolved so much in the future that it went from being a fortress to a powerful hidden dungeon used to imprison high tier monsters to train our MC for an upcoming battle that he’d die in without the training he’s getting now.

  4. BlitzRazor

    Thanks for the entertainment
    Looks like Chamber is gonna lose some steam after churning out all these chapters and having to do homework.
    Regardless though, your work is definitely appreciated

  5. Jonathan Hurd

    We believe in you Chamber! Just keep thinking about that new computer and how awesome that will be! Thank you for all the hard work.

  6. Ascending Flame

    Does anyone think that Ilhan is the dungeon boss, himself? The mobs are levelling with him, and they seem to be a convenient challenge for him.

    Also, they seem to be taking a bit of “his worst nightmare”, and making it into a mob.

    1. Narnim

      – The monsters are made after things from his mind (the Perverted Vibrating Demon is something out of a Hentai he saw).
      – He is linked to this dungeon (the gate to this dungeon only opened for him).
      – The monsters are leveling up with him.
      – The monsters and the dungeon itself are anomalies in the Akashic Records (and who is the only being we know of that is himself an anomaly ?).

      Yeah, I think Ilhan is the creator of this dungeon too.

      1. James

        If this is HIS fungeon, then it’s Bittersweet Persona, made into a dungeon through a process not known yet.

        But the issue is, there are not auto-defenses, just demons.

      2. Jonathan Hurd

        The problem I have with the theory that this dungeon is working off of Yu Ilhan’s Imagination is that. While, yes Yu Ilhan did have a magazine depicting the tentacle demon, he doesn’t seem to have any references of the Ice, Lightening, or fire demons. The demons are getting stronger along with him but that could have to do with the fact that the dungeon is evolving as the monsters die.

        My biggest problem is if this is Yu ilhan’s imagination it just feels too empty. I mean Yu Ilhan is a guy who is filled with nothing but wild fantasies and ideas. Why would a world from his mind completely lack any kind of engineering or blacksmithing. Though I guess in a way we could say the monsters almost seem like they have been constructed since their magic stones seem to have been processed to serve a particular function.

        1. James

          The Vortexes. We don’t know how they work other than if a massive concentration of mana is present (if Life Force =+ Mana, then Life Force of 100s of 3rd class beings), then a fogging and whirlpool of power is present.

          The only way to get rid of them is to meet it with destructive power beyond it’s power. If Gates are made from contraction and imagination, then whoever is the leader of that dungeon, must be someone that’s really close to him.

  7. Sneezy

    I think I just found the hilarious plot development.
    When the this Freedom effect finally triggers only 2 entities show up. Yu Ilhan and the boss of the dungeon, the rest of the nightmares they’d hope to unleash on the world already defeated by Ilhan.

  8. Blaxus

    Thanks for the chapter. Maybe when his magic engineering has reached a high enough level he might make a new body for orochi. That’d be nice to see.

  9. Kumachi

    Thank you very much for translating this! You are the fastest translator i’ve ever seen @@
    Here’s hoping for a complete translation in the near future!

  10. Isn't this basically porn?

    “[You’re a pervert! You pervert!] (Liera)”

    You just realized that now, you love-addled angel? The man you fell for is currently going on a mad raping spree with his oversized $&#@l^!! Just how many walking vibrators has he violated? How many of these virgins has he left collapsed, oozing blood from the holes in their bodies? Those roaring thought-souls – it’s clear they’re roaring from broken madness, the only thing left after he finished defiling them! He’s just too cruel!

  11. Deamon

    Aaah I really hope this ends with a harem ending, the girls I would like to see in his harem would be the 3 angels, Lightning Chick, the girl who was blessed by the goddess of beauty, and maybe the wolf princess, sorry but I forgot the names.

  12. spare

    His concealment has leveled up to even hide him from the story soon Yumir will be the mc with no mention of him (what was his name again❔) then worlds will randomly disappear while chaos artifact seem to materialize out of nowhere.

  13. Jonathan Hurd

    One thing I was thinking about after reading this is remember a few chapters back when Ilhan was trying to find a 4th class on Earth and couldn’t. However, we now know this dungeon is connected to Earth and deals basically exclusively in 4th classes. I am going to guess that maybe this dungeon was tried to be setup by the DDA and Brilliant Army of Light. Basically they collect up all the 4th classes in one place and then unleash them at the exact same time on Earth. It could explain what happened to Dareu if they did something similar to them back in the day.

    Considering how strong these 4th classes are and the sheer number of them. Add in that Earth is connected to so many worlds. You could basically cause a chain reaction fall of multiple worlds all at once if Yu Ilhan doesn’t clear these guys out.

    1. James

      That doesn’t make any sense. If two forces that love screwing shows over, get their hands on 1 planet that’s barren and covered with their personal pets, it would of been a blip on the AoH radars. But since this is a gate-based Dungeon, your theory may be true.

      1. Jonathan Hurd

        I’m not sure what you’re saying doesn’t make sense… The DDA and the Army of Brilliant Light have done everything in their power to try and destroy Earth. If they can pull that off it would be a huge blow to Heaven considering how many resources have been sunk into Earth and these other worlds.

        Add in that Gates don’t close until a day after their power is dropped. It is possible if there was a massive random wave of hundreds of over powered fourth classes. They could invade most worlds Earth is linked to and destroy them as well even if not all of them.

        From what the story said before. DDA and Brilliant Army of Light don’t have that many good opportunities to destroy worlds. Especially some of the more stable ones. This could be a massive blow to Heaven. That would make BAoL happy and satisfy their goal of sticking a middle finger to Heaven. DDA would also benefit from the weakening of Heaven and might even be able to recruit some of these monsters that are already ridiculously strong fourth classes. Also considering monsters gain records from eating Humanities. With this many worlds as food that would definitely lead to at least one or two 5th classes popping out.

        Looking at it from a future stand point as well this blow would destroy a ton of Heavens potential worlds to recruit from and if you spread the news could potentially have lasting effects to peoples confidence in the Angels. You show enough people how being linked by and helping Heavens Army doomed hundreds of worlds and people might start considering completely throwing their lot in with BAoL or DDA for self protection.

        The other thing is that the Evil guys Alliance has already shown they like to multitask instead of making one stab. Just like how they had the Ferata invasion and the Abandoned World gate at the same time. Its possible they are putting together Freedom as a kind of Diversion that was originally intended to force Yu Ilhan and others to run around while the Hell Dungeon built up a critical mass of 4th classes.

        1. James

          So The Jealous (Evil Guys that want Earth gone for good) want Earth cut, while BAoL and DDA want their smear campaign to be a huge success because AoH used so many resources on Earth and one man. If the smear campaign is a success, AoH’s reputation is dragged through the mud along with several hundreds of worlds situations.

          Sounds like Mafia tactics. Create a situation, sabotage all attempts to make the situation better, and at the last straw of the victims end, they give in and say to the perp “What do you want?”

          Now, here’s what I hit the road block, with varying spies in AoH and GoS, how do those guys stay undercover without even making a blip on either’s radar?

          My point being, if DDA and BAoL are just mafia gangsters, have this dungeon of a planet with their personal pet, why let the one guy that has ruined their shows into their realm?

  14. LordoftheBooty

    Is he EVER gong to let the world know, or his close friends that he was not on ANY world? That he spent 1000 years on Earth. I’ve been waiting for that dumb secret to spill already, so everyone can finally realize why he is so damn strong. Come on author, spill the beans lol

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I feel like it definitely is going to happen soon especially since his Mom has started moving and seems to have time related powers. So I’m hoping the two reveals happen together.

    2. James

      He won’t. If people found out, then their confidence would plummet. Along with the Major factions that want his body on a pike. If they get the message of this >1000 year old guy, along with what he did, I would be crushed and say “Why was I screwing with the royalty when that dude built better weapons than anyone?”

  15. LordoftheBooty

    Honestly, I do like Ihan with Kang. Although Liera is obviously #1, 1000 year wifey, I do ship Mrae with him as well lol and his mom is awesome. I wonder what his dad is hiding.

    1. extasse

      Same, I want Morse to be at least second. As for his dad? He is existence is being hidden by his own passive concealment lol. Seems the time extension is entirely to do with the mom. Maybe he’s the martial arts expert (since the mom is a mage), but I don’t think he’s been hiding his power and intentionally not leveling up (otherwise it would show by him looking better)

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