Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 22: You Want to Hunt With Me!? – 4

[To think a 3rd class monster is about to appear already. Just what has Earth come to already?]
“Go ask God for that.”

At that time Erta, who didn’t say a lot at the scene, started chattering 15 hours after Yu IlHan came back home, had a shower, did maintenance on his equipment, had a sound sleep, and went to work in his workshop.

[No matter how much I think about it by myself, I can’t come up with a conclusion.]
“Even if you ask me, you won’t come up with a conclusion. I said go ask God for that.”

Yu IlHan, who already made the 5th Trap of Destruction, retorted while checking that the inlaying process was done properly. Of course, they were all products that didn’t have mana crafting done to them.

[How can you be so calm? This is about your world. Do you know how big of a problem it is for a 3rd class monster to appear, when the soldiers on the front line of defense haven’t even gotten their 1st classes yet?]

That was truly a huge problem. Currently humanity was acquiring strength rapidly by doing suitable quest’s in the other worlds thanks to God’s help, but even so, the balance of strength is still tilted towards the monsters’ side.

Just what else could be done for the humans for the balance to be righted? Erta couldn’t make anything out of it.

“It’s not that I’m calm. It’s just that even if I get nervous, I can’t do anything. So I’m just doing what I can while eating popcorn.”

Yu IlHan asked while finishing the check and picking up a new piece of harkanium.

“How about other countries?”
[According to the reports from other angels, there are none. The monster which showed signs of evolving into 3rd class only appeared in Korea.]
“Then isn’t it due to the Trap of Destruction, as expected?”

At Yu IlHan’s words, Erta became silent. It was because she also was predicting that this happened due to the activated Trap of Destruction in Korea.

The Trap of Destruction directly strengthened the monsters? Of course, such a thing wasn’t possible. However, it could have become the trigger for it.
It wouldn’t have been strange for the Trap of Destruction, which locked up numerous monsters in the dungeon, it would have become a serious threat to those which didn’t get locked up, and stimulate the berserking of the monsters.

[In other worlds, monsters were locked up in dungeons before they had the chance to become aware of it. Due to that, in truth, the monsters’ evolution should’ve happened inside the dungeons.]
“Hmm.”
[Inside the dungeons, there maybe cases where a new, dangerous species appearing due to cross breeding, and although small in possibility, there may also be monsters which would earn a mutated record through fighting with other monsters and evolving……]
“Dungeons are fucking pandemoniums!”

Yu IlHan shouted in shock. It was true! Just because you lock them up in dungeons, it doesn’t mean that the monsters are lying down, waiting for the humans to appear!

[However, if you lock them up, they will evolve not by eating humans but other monsters. Just that monsters don’t fight each other unless there’s a special case, so their growth deteriorates if you lock them up in dungeons.]
“So dungeons are necessary for humanity in many different ways……”
[If you know, then it’s good. ……Well, it also means that you, who is making those things, is amazing too.]
“So, we’ve arrived at the conclusion that I need to make the Traps of Destruction faster, eh.”

Erta had praised Yu IlHan, but he retorted blandly and put the harkanium inside the fireplace.

The Eternal Flame, which was now used to processing harkanium, intelligently raised its temperature suitable for processing harkanium while enveloping it, and Yu IlHan, who earned the wanted results in just few seconds, started hammering the harkanium as if he had forgotten all his worries.

Erta sighed while looking at Yu IlHan working when she shook her head when she was about to feel comfortable looking at his work. Yu IlHan working had the charm that would make one watch for one or two days absentmindedly.

[Do you feel well if you just keep making something like you’re doing now?]
“No, well, it is enjoyable.”

He had found the trick of making the Traps of Destruction after a few times, so counting just the form creation, it took a fifth of the time compared to the first time he made it. Yu IlHan retorted while bringing out the artifact’s form without a single mistake.

“The reason I’m making something is to experience new things through that. Whatever it is, if it ends after just making it, then it’s meaningless. Just this Trap of Destruction is like that too, isn’t it?”
[……Is that so.]

Erta reminded herself that Yu IlHan was weak to new information and stimulation. It wasn’t that she didn’t understand why, but when she thought about the background behind why his personality changed to be so, she felt pity.
She was surprised at that fact, since she realized that just now, that she, a higher existence, had sympathized with Yu IlHan.

However, Erta, who didn’t really hate that feeling, spoke to him purely intending to make him feel better.

[Become stronger, Yu IlHan. If you become stronger, then you will be able to see and experience new things. Endlessly.]
“Yeah. I’m also thinking of doing that.”

Yu IlHan absentmindedly replied while continuing his work. Erta was dissatisfied with his absentminded reply, but she would’ve been shocked if she knew just how firm of a will was dwelling in his words.

When he made about 8 of those traps, the angels, who recovered all their mana, returned. When he mana crafted with the help of those angels, now, a ‘vast’ ‘heavenly’ Trap of Destruction was completed. Yu IlHan’s mana crafting levelling up to level 11 was a bonus.

[Options were attached without fail. Just what level is his blacksmithing at?]
[Perhaps due to seeing how the Trap of Destruction was activated, his ability became better.]
[We will install this by ourselves. I will request you with the rest too.]

Thanks to getting used to mana crafting, completing the Trap of Destruction had also ended in an instant like frying beans with lightning.1
When the angels, who came like the wind, left like the wind with the Trap of Destruction, Yu IlHan, who watched their backs quietly muttered.

“I don’t know which country it will be, but I hope a dangerous monster doesn’t appear there.”

Unlike when making the Trap of Destruction, there was no need for all the angels to go for installing them. Yu IlHan didn’t go so Erta was also still on top of his head.
And she felt uncomfortable after she heard that.

[Just because a 3rd class monster appears due to the stimulation from the Trap of Destruction doesn’t mean that it’s your fault. Currently, you’re doing an important and great task of stabilizing the current Earth. So……]
“I know. Thanks for minding about me.”
[……]

Erta lost her words, and Yu IlHan stretched his body after putting down his hammer.

“I’m tired. I’ll sleep for a bit.”
[I need to stay with you anyway. For the activation of mana.]
“Yeah, whatever.”

Yu IlHan had another shower after he came back home. However, he washed his hair and when he was about to wash his body with soap, he realized.

“……I feel like I’ve become a little taller?”
[You didn’t realize that until just now?]

At Erta’s words, he hurriedly looked at the mirror. When he became conscious of it, he could see it properly.
He had grown overall. He became taller, his shoulders became wider, and his arms and legs had grown longer by a tiny bit.

[You will grow more if you level up more and keep advancing classes so it will be bad if you get surprised now.]
“Don’t you think my face became a little more handsome too?”
[Well, shouldn’t it have changed using human standards?]

To a higher existence such as Erta, Yu IlHan’s face wasn’t a characteristic trait. The trait which moved her was not outside but inside.
Of course, she didn’t intend to say that out loud, so she ignored Yu IlHan’s nude fashion show. Even while thinking that he was over exaggerating things.

  1. E/N: this is my new favorite saying.
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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.

7 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 22: You Want to Hunt With Me!? – 4”

  1. Satou

    “like frying beans with lightning.” I have never hated an Idiom so much but that saying just annoy’s the ever living crap out of me, I hate the way it sounds and it’s used so much.
    Oh well at least the story is good so far.

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