Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 24: You Want to Hunt With Me!? – 6

[……You called me quite quickly, haven’t you?]

Kang MiRae’s voice over the phone sounded very surprised. Although unintentional, Yu IlHan, who felt like he was a cheap man, retorted bitterly.

“You saw the TV, right?”
[……Yes, you mean the one about the dungeon that appeared in the middle of the city?]
“That’s not a dungeon. It’s a monster. And it’s a strong monster which has a concealment ability.”
[……So it was like that.]

There was no need for an additional explanation for Kang MiRae. Just with that, she had seen through the situation and fell into thought.
He felt like he could hear her thoughts. Yu IlHan waited for her answer while wanting to end the call quickly and go back to his workshop, and he could hear an answer soon.

[I see what happened. It seems very dangerous.]
“I’m planning to kill it. Of course, I don’t have any intentions in forcing you to do it.”

Although he actually wanted to take her there even if he had to drag her by the arm, there was no way he could force a person to help with killing a monster which was estimated to be in its 3rd class. If she rejected, Yu IlHan was planning to go alone.
However, Kang MiRae unexpectedly replied confidently.

[I don’t have any plans on backing out. I was also at fault for not thinking about the fact that monsters would remain at that place. However, I need some preparation. Just in case, I will contact the government and the military.]
“I also have to prepare things, so I will call you again after a while.”
[I understand.]

Just how amazing was she that she said she would call the government and the military like asking a next door lady? – Although he wanted to ask that, there was no way he would get an answer. He just felt satisfied that the rope that he got a hold of was stronger than he expected.

After Yu IlHan ended the call, he headed to his workshop. The Eternal Flame was still burning in his fireplace, and the metals including harkanium were also keeping their place. Well, in fact, Yu IlHan didn’t even need to worry since the entire workshop was protected by the angels’ protection magic.

In fact, the things he were worried about was the materials he got from the body of the Giant Leopard. The bones and leather amounted to ¼ of the entire leopard. As he did the basic processing on them after he came back fron the hunt with the help of Erta, he could go into work straight away.

“Good, shall I start?”
[What are you planning to make? There are not enough to make a defensive equipment, and even if you make a weapon, it will be impossible to surpass your steel spear.]

Although he couldn’t use the leather as a whole as there were holes in various places, it didn’t hinder at all what Yu IlHan was about to make right now. Regardless of whether Erta looked curious or not, he didn’t pay any mind and went into work.

First, he selected the thickest of the bones and intentionally shoved it roughly. He also carved out some bits on the surface to make spikes from place to place to look like a spinal bone.

[……I asked you what you were making.]

Erta, who got mad easily as her pride was high, kept speaking on top of Yu IlHan’s head. She honestly looked cute so Yu IlHan smiled and replied to her.

“A pillar.”
[A pillar?]

As the answer was too unexpected, Erta blinked her eyes. Well, the carved bone did indeed look like a pillar. It easily reached over 2m, and had a thickness comparable to a person’s entire body. It was a size that made one estimate just how big of a monster the Giant Leopard was.

However, what was the reason that he had to make a pillar? Her head was full of question marks. This happened several times after she came down for his support.

“I didn’t say anything since I already knew you would react in such way. Wait a little more. You will know soon.”

If a person made one object, then naturally, it would take less time for that person to make the same object. This was because the person would find the trick and remember the experience after trial and error.
And the master of labor, Yu IlHan, had peak-level techniques to reduce the time taken by half when making another item of the same object.

[This makes no sense.]
“It’s just finding the trick to it. It’s all about the trick.”
[You will keep saying that it’s the trick, aren’t you !?]
“Yes!”

As expected, Yu IlHan held grudges.

[Be honest, you can already use mana, right?]
“Then why would I do such a bothersome work like this? I would have gone to beat that leopard up already.”

One pillar, two pillars, four pillars……In a blink of an eye, the number of pillars increased and in the end, 6 huge bones were made into spiked pillars. The characteristic trait was that it had a hole at the head.

[Hmm, I think I kinda get it.]
“Right?”
[You’re planning to make a giant-only necklace by connecting them all up, right?]
“Go back to pre-school.”

The pillar ended with six. The things that Yu IlHan made next was very obvious in Erta’s eyes.

[This is a spear.]
“It’s not.”

And Yu IlHan denied her as always. He selected and sharpened some bones which were a bit thinner than the pillars but not shorter, and in Erta’s eyes, it was definitely a spear.

However, when work progressed, Erta also changed her expression. It was after she saw Yu IlHan make a hook at the end of the blade.

[……So it isn’t a spear but an harpoon, isn’t it?]
“Yes.”

In spearmanship, there was method of using spear called javelin throwing. In the first place, there were cases where javelins were differentiated to spears.
The thing Yu IlHan was making right now, was a harpoon, which was a type of a javelin to throw at the prey, pierce it and drag it. Piercing power was obvious and it was important that it wouldn’t be pulled back out once it had pierced something.

Like the pillars, he had made 6 harpoons. Of course, he didn’t forget to make a hole at the end of the body.

This took him a mere 30 minutes. It was an impossible working speed, but Erta, who had watched him making Traps of Destruction until now, it wasn’t that amazing.

[You’re planning to make a rope now, aren’t you?]
“Correct.”

There was a harpoon and there was a pillar. What was left was just the rope that connects the two! Yu IlHan turned his gazes towards the leather of the Giant Leopard.
It wouldn’t do with just an ordinary rope. He had to make a rope that wouldn’t snap even with a 3rd class monster at the opponent.

[How cruel of you to kill the offspring with the mother’s bones and skin……]
“I can attract aggro, it’s all good.”

He used the knife to cut the leather equally to make strings, and he twisted a few of them together to make strong ropes.
Although there were a lot of leather, as he was proficient in labor, it was possible for him to make 6 amazingly strong and amazingly long ropes in just 30 minutes. As there were 6 of several tens of meters of ropes, just piling them up would have considerable weight.

“Now, then.”
[There’s still something else!?]

At this point, Erta was already shocked at Yu IlHan’s ability, but Yu IlHan didn’t stop. The magic stone of the Giant Leopard he earned after achieving the MVP in front of everyone! He grabbed it and stood in front of the harpoon.
Erta was dumbfounded. She didn’t understand why Yu IlHan put every material he had into making a single weapon.

[Don’t you feel wasteful?]
“How could I?”

However, Yu IlHan had a different way of thinking from Erta from the beginning.

“The only thing I value is my life alone.”

He immediately started mana crafting.

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

10 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 24: You Want to Hunt With Me!? – 6”

  1. WirlWind

    “He had no memory of acquainting himself properly with anyone before he was left out from humanity, much less the thousand years of his dropout period.”

    So that angel that stayed by your side for 1000 years is chopped liver?

    Sometimes the dialogue in this is a little off, like he forgets that she exists every now and then.

  2. Varler

    “It was truly a good thing to be connected to another person, no matter what the method.”

    Even if that method is a rope and harpoon? Oh wait, that was to use on the panther, not the Empress… 😛

    Thanks for translating!

  3. Elmithian

    There is a level of asskissing you shouldn’t go as an author to make your characters sound amazing, and this author is going wayyyyyyy beyond that. He didn’t need to say anything about how amazing the crafting was this time (or many of the previous times) and just made the end results speak for themselves.

    On top of that, other character reaction (Erta at this time) could easily be conveyed with just some short low voices mumbling or internal thoughts that didn’t go this far in the kissing the MC arsehole.

    The author seems like a decent pen, but his over compensation of these kind of things are way too much. Show, don’t tell. He is kind of failing that to the point of it being irritating (he is doing both showing and telling, but he is doing too much telling)

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