Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 242: You Are Already Dead – 5

Teraka’s mind was in a mess. Even though he had swept over the entire continent of Dareu leading 5,000 dragons with him, what he gained was only a battle with the Garden of Sunset while they were going around in search for the attacker like him, as well as the revelation that the Heaven’s Army and the Army of Brilliant LIght had entered Dareu.
He didn’t even find out who the lower existence was, that caused a mess in this world, but all four of the higher existence factions had already gathered. In Teraka’s view, he could only sigh.

[Is it really possible for a lower existence to hide his presence so well? Or perhaps this guy just ended with a mutual destruction with the Garden of Sunset……?]
[Lord Teraka, why don’t we enlarge our perimeter of search.]
[No, you must not scatter. One angel, one fallen angel, or one gatekeeper of the Garden can annihilate all of you. Remember this.]
[U, understood.]

Mid way, he got a call from the camp of the Destruction Demon Army, but of course, he ignored it. They were probably going to flatter him after regretting that they were now at odds with him, but useless allies were more dangerous than enemies. He would not cooperate with them any more.
However, the higher ups would get angry if they found out about this. And so, he put up a measure to prevent any contact to the main headquarters behind the Wall of Chaos. Right now, they were probably quite agonized. He felt a little better now.

[Hmph, it’s a light price for those fools.]

Of course, ‘those fools’ right now, were being completely obliterated, not to mention ‘agonized’, but Teraka would never imagine that the lower existence he was looking for was daring enough to invade the camp comprised of higher existences.

[I do not know what kind of method this guy used to hide, but that’s one near perfect concealment. I don’t like this, but do I need to watch over this situation……. no.]

Teraka thought for a little before raising his head.

[From now, we’ll attack the Heaven’s Army directly.]

The dragons who were a little tired due to the search that continued on from the battle, were confused at Teraka’s aggressive declaration and blinked their eyes.

[Did you not just say that you need to watch over this situation?]
[If you were the only one in this world, then it might be fine to take it slow. However, reality isn’t like that. Stopping means getting left behind. Even if you know that it is not a wise choice, you only make progress once you take your foot off the ground.]

At least, Teraka himself lived like that until now. In this world where development had halted, he struggled to become a higher existence, and after ascending to the realm of higher existences he dreamed of so much, he threw himself into battle after battle, almost as if he had suicidal tendencies, in order to rise into a higher realm. The reason he could become 6th class in just a few years is definitely not just because of luck.

Of course, moving about recklessly was no good either. Teraka explained his reason why he decided to attack the angels.

[We are currently, on the surface, in an alliance with the Army of Brilliant light, so nothing good would come from making them enemies. It will also be a pain to get in the bad eyes of the higher ups too. Moreover, the Garden of Sunset must be really tense right now thanks to the attack, it is also a loss to provoke them. On the other hand, the Heaven’s Army had just arrived in this world, and must not have adapted to this ‘environment’ of Dareu yet. The best choice is of course, to attack them. Of course, I’m not getting into a life or death fight with them. We’ll retreat after making plenty of gains using an ambush.]
[The angels……. understood. We’ll prepare.]
[If it’s a magic that gathers all our magic power, even higher existences would……]

The dragons, who became tense after hearing that they would ambush a camp of higher existences, each resolved themselves while Teraka activated his magic to find the mana of the angels that he had sensed last time.

Of course, the interference magic that the Heaven’s Army had cast all over the world tried to hinder him, but Teraka was a being that had reached 6th class as the last of the bloodline of the dragons that succeeded the realm of magic piled up over countless years to leap beyond the limits. Just considering the field of magic, he had the confidence to easily toy with the most exceptional of angels.

[Good, found them.]

A thick smile hung over Teraka’s lips. He could feel the current state of the angels gathered together.

[Gather everyone’s magic and cast anti-recognition magic on me. I’ll ambush them and cause chaos and you shall follow. No matter how weak you may be, with all of you together, you should be able to kill ten at least. Just with that you can grow. Fight with your life on the line!]
[Understood!]
[We shall throw our lives!] (T/N: Yes that says ‘throw’, not ‘bet’)

Even if any of them had complaints on Teraka’s way of action, the dragons wouldn’t be able to say it out loud, so they could only follow obediently.
Teraka also knew that they weren’t following him out of pure loyalty, but that did not matter. The ones that do shall reach the realm of higher existences, and the ones that don’t will die without being able to endure.

[We’re going; to erase everything.]

The dragon army departed. Raising his position in the Destruction Demon Army even if he had to kill a single angel more! Teraka didn’t even know what happened to his allies and was dreaming nicely.

Meanwhile, Yu IlHan, who made Teraka’s dreams into ashes, let all the others rest inside the two fortresses while he was contacted by Erta, and allowed the angels to detect him.

[It has been a while, Yu IlHan.]

What was this, fate’s prank? The one that came to him was the remaining one angel that was contracted to him, Spiera.

[You’ve become really stronger. Well, it’s natural considering that you’ve endured on that Earth that changed so rapidly.]
“It’s been a while, Spiera.”

Yu IlHan wasn’t confident that his expressions were hidden, but looking at Spiera’s smile, it did seem to be successful.

[The ones that know where you are, are only Erta, and I. The one that wished to come here was me. Erta let me have the opportunity.]
“Yes, I also wanted to see you.”

Yes, really. He pondered day and night about how to screw her up. However, Spiera hadn’t seen through his mind, and only nodded with an awkward expression.

[Even though I could not help you, you’ve learned to escape Earth by yourself like this. Truly amazing. Was it the power of the newly earned subclass?]
“Yes.”
[So Erta was right. You always surpass my expectations…….. I’m truly, truly joyful to meet you again like this.]
“……..Yes, me too.”

Yu IlHan thought that a person’s mind was very mysterious. That was because he did not think that Spiera was lying. Right now, she was feeling heartfelt delight from meeting him again, and was rejoicing about his safety!

Yu IlHan did not know what kind of role she had in the negotiation between the Heaven’s Army and the other factions. Just that, he could predict that she didn’t take a positive attitude about that, as she hated traitors so much.
Despite that, it was still the truth that Heaven’s Army had abandoned Earth, and Yu IlHan for its future, and was also the truth that they had skipped over the sacrifices of innocent newborns without shedding a single drop of tears at all.

Despite not being evil at heart, she accepted everything that happened that benefited her organization – wasn’t this like a fanatic believer of a cult? Does one’s own opinions become meaningless in such a community? Yu IlHan became afraid of Heaven’s Army. He also became afraid that his own army may become like that, but thinking about it, they were already quite like that.

Just as when Yu IlHan was pondering about the direction in which he had to lead his army, Spiera’s eyes became sharper.

[So, did you learn the Great Cosmos-severing Spera?]
“No, I couldn’t.”
[You’ve grown so much in other fields, but why could you not learn the Great Cosmos-severing Spear! Do you even know what kind of resolve I had to achieve in order to teach you the technique!]

No, perhaps her mind weighed more towards the one that learned her technique than Yu IlHan himself. Yu IlHan burst out laughing. He thought that she was almost as simple as Liera is.

[Although I can’t do it since we’re at war right now, but once we end up bringing this war to a close with our victory, then I’ll start teaching you for real. And……. yes, to Earth, too. I can become a part of your power.]
“Yes, let’s go to Earth together.”

Yu IlHan nodded his head and acknowledged her words and extended his right hand forward to grab hers.

“Please take care of us, Spiera.”
[Same goes for me, Yu IlHan. I like how you became much more handsome during that time. I’m waiting for the day you enter the Heaven’s Army.]

Two people with different intentions shook hands. The potential alliance had surfaced to become real.

[Will you converge with us right away?]
“No, as you know, the biggest power I have is my concealment. I will cooperate, but I’m going to put some distance between us and the main camp of the Heaven’s Army.”
[……You are saying you’ll hide those two gigantic fortresses against higher existences?]
“I already had some achievements from it.”

Yu IlHan slightly opened his inventory. Looking at the mountain of corpses in there, Spiera became speechless.

[How can this…….]
“So, the Destruction Demon Army should have been weakened right now. The 6th class dragon is quite dangerous, but anyway, it’s better to attack the Garden of Sunset or the Army of Brilliant Light.”
[I also do not hate battle, but I really cannot catch up to your offensiveness…….. I see your point. Do as you wish. No, since it became like this, it’ll be better for me to hide myself in your shadow.]
“Sure.”

Spiera shook her head and landed on the flying fortress after folding her two wings. Her head suddenly tilted.

[Is…….. Liera here?]
“She’s sleeping. She lent a hand in making the result I just showed you and is quite tired.”
[…….Has she become a lower existence?]
“Yeah.”
[And she gained you?]
“Yeah.”

The smile on her lips was definitely of the bitter kind. However, the next moment, she nodded with a bright smile that Yu IlHan had never seen before.

[It’s a good thing. It’s a joyful occasion. Cherish her, Yu IlHan. If it’s you of the future……. you can protect Liera.]
“You won’t ask Liera to come back to the Heaven’s Army?”
[I can understand what she is thinking right now. She is probably placing expectations that are impossibly high on herself. Though, you are amazing since her expectations had always been fulfilled at 120%, but…….fufu.]

Yu IlHan was sure that the expression on her face at that time was closer to self-loathing.

[If you enter the Heaven’s Army, then she’ll come back without having me persuade her. I’m sure that she’ll say something like a wedding in Heaven is romantic, so I shall not talk to her about such matters.]

Having finished speaking, Spiera took out her spear and stood next to Yu IlHan.

[Let’s depart, Yu IlHan. I thought fighting alongside you was something that was only possible when you became a higher existence, never did I know it would come true in such a way.]
“You’re right. I also didn’t know such a day would come.”

Life was funny. Would Yu IlHan when he dropped out, possibly imagine that he would become an expert of such power and participate in such a large scale war, just for survival? Would he have ever thought that he would harbor different intentions towards Spiera?

“It’s funny indeed.”
[That’s true.]

The two exchanged short smiles and looked up front. Yu IlHan put the two fortresses inside his area of concealment and activated the magic formation without hesitation.

In the place they went to, dragons and angels were having a massive battle.


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41 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 242: You Are Already Dead – 5”

  1. BlitzRazor

    Thanks for the entertainment.
    I wonder which faction he’ll hit next. My bet’s on the Army of Brilliant Light. But then, the Garden of Sunset has already earned his wrath by killing his subordinate to earn the loot.

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  2. delmattia96

    Thanks for the chapters!

    … Altough I kinda feel like an addict costantly wishing for more chapters and checking if Death March 16-1 got translated.

    Probably I’d need like 5 chapters a day to be happy, like a demon preying on the suffering of the translator.

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    1. lazygeko

      He probably won’t kill her.

      She is strong. So to screw her over he at least needs to take a home field advantage. He will probably take her to earth like he said he would in this chapter, and on earth, Ilhan is god.

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      1. Light

        Yeah, I feel like he’s gonna trap her on Earth since it seems like she’s a pure physical idiot like Liera, chances are that she wouldn’t be able to leave, and Earth’s become one of those fallen worlds that Heaven’s Army has given up on, right? If so then they probably wouldn’t be able to find her there either, and she would be disconnected to Heaven’s power, likely temporarily cutting her connection to Ilhan.

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        1. lazygeko

          I thought of that and almost wrote it, but Liera had the power of 6th class (albeit falling because she was going against her faction) when she fought Chaos Will. As such, Earth shouldn’t be considered abandoned world (because angels are utterly useless in abandoned worlds).

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          1. Jonathan

            From what I can tell Earth is abandoned or at least not connected to Heaven. Liera couldn’t actually contact anyone from Heaven when she was there with Ilhan. I think that she might of still had some connections with Heaven and kept her power since it wasn’t completely abandoned, but if he does something on Earth word probably won’t be able to come out.

            What I am really curious about is if Yu Ilhan transforms his Angel’s Partner Sub Class. Since he is abandoning Heaven that would make the subclass basically useless if it remains the same. I wonder if he kills some Fallen Angels and Angels if he couldn’t use that to change the specifics of that record.

          2. Darkos

            it’s because earth is not abandoned ar all… it’s just that it’s in a isolation state like the time in the first great cataclysm, when a world is “abandoned” it’s corrupted by the mana of the other factions, like dareu and the world of the wolfkin that was invaded by destruction demons army… or the hell dungeon that was corrupted by the mana of chaos will… earth is just like the inside of the hourglass of eternity barrier, separated from the outside and impossible to enter or exit by normal means

    2. Yup yup

      He said he has a plan on how to loose the angel contract with her and not a wy to kill her. I’m guessing he would use the record skill

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      1. Jonathan

        I’m with you. I highly doubt Yu Ilhan is going to just kill Spiera. What I think hes going to do is combine Record and Rule to bend/change Angels Partner to change the relationship it forces on him and Heaven. So that he is no longer a Partner to Heaven but a Ruler of the person he is contracted with.

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  3. Scandalf

    I love Spieara, but I hope he kills her too. I don’t want her to survive considering she did nothing when Heaven’s Army abandoned Earth and killed countless babies, just because she stayed with Ilhan a year or something. She is nothing like Erta.
    And even though right from the start I always wanted Ilhan to have only Liera as his lover I really hope he accepts Na Yuna as well. She is just so fucking cute. Not Erta and Kang Mirae though.

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  4. B055y

    A day where two sponsored chapters is counted as not much….

    Thanks for the chapters! It’s going to be exciting to see how this plan of his plays out.

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  5. Ash0011

    I dunno why everyone wants spieara dead, she’s not that bad
    I almost hope she surprises everyone and deserts heaven

    also would the amount of donations be some sort of record?

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  6. Andyman301

    I noticed a typo.
    In [So, did you learn the Great Cosmos-severing Spera?], Spera should be Spear.

    Thanks, danke, merci, gracias, спасибо, arigato and every other form of thanks for this chapter!

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  7. Treyon

    I too want to spiera to suffer at least a little since she did nothing and felt nothing for betraying earth and Ilhan and she is part of an organization that killed (Searched for how many babies are born per year) and in all 3-4 years after earth started the whole thing there has been 390.000.000-520.000.000 born in those 3-4 years, and im just counting the childs born after humans came back 10 years later for them, and im excluding those childs born in those years…. so its at least 390.000.000 – 520.000.000 babies and childs killed because of the angels…. And dude i would kill every single higher being involved in this

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    1. Jonathan

      I wouldn’t say she felt nothing… Since there was that bitter smile. I do agree though that her opposition of this choice could of been a lot more. I mean if she had told Yu Ilhan before hand he could of at least set up some preparations to try and protect more of the kids. Some suitable artifacts and prepared YuMir since he would be sent there.

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  8. SorrowSong

    Come everyone! We must once again build up to error $404 translator not found! Come join me in jolly co-operation!

    Spiera is most likely a “true believer” who will embrace any line of thought or justification that benefits her chosen cause. So long as “heaven’s army” benefits, she is OK with it.

    Personally I think that so long as Il’Han is not directly hostile with HA she will accept him going his own way…. after yet another traitor pops up of course.

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    1. Jonathan

      That has been what I’ve been wondering about too. I feel like he isn’t going to lose all the contracts but change the class itself. I think he’ll kill and absorb records from all the big groups and then be able to use the Angel’s Partner class and an evolved Rule skill to subordinate different Higher Existences from the different factions under him. Basically steal the groups soldiers for his own.

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  9. Jonathan

    I understand peoples negative feelings towards Spiera’s return but I do have to say that I am somewhat thankful for it due to the upcoming battle. Yu Ilhan is strong and can kick the crap out of just about any 5th classes, but fighting a 6th class with his own power is still a bit too much.

    Spiera + Falling Down + assured sneak attack and I think Teraka is not going to be long for this world, :D. Then its time to invade the Garden of Sunset since they probably have the most people to kill. Yu Ilhan lets the Angels take the brunt and swoops in to enjoy the benefits with his Army. Safer and more efficient to let both sides weaken each other before his team swoops in.

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  10. Candied Skull

    It really took me until now to realize IlHan already has his own faction lined up for when he and his allies become higher existences.

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  11. Darkos

    i don’t feel like spira should die, after all, it’s not like she could do something to prevent that, it’s just like when a company decides to sell off half of the actions and a regular accountant opposes, the only thing she could do was to swallow and shut up… after all, she has not been enterely corrupted by ilhan yet xD… and she might have her personal circunstances to be so loyal to heaven’s army, like erta had a reason to utterly hate the garden of sunset… she only did what she did bc she is crazy for ilhan much like liera, but spiera is not, she can only feel bitter for losing such an overwhelming ally, but that can’t compare to lose the place you’ve called ‘home’ for thousands of years, she isn’t at fault to have dickheads bosses =/

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    1. Jonathan

      I fully agree on not killing her personally. She has helped Yu Ilhan a bit so killing her is a bit too much even with this betrayal.

      Honestly though you can’t really say there was nothing she could of done. She could of told Yu Ilhan and had him make artifacts to help the kids. I mean hell if they warned people then with all the open gateways to other worlds they could of moved the newborns over to their parents worlds before Earth shut itself in.

      As bad of a choice as it might seem there was always the choice to leave Heaven. Just like Erta is doing. Can you honestly believe in the good of your cause when they so easily and mercilessly kill newborns and betray their own allies for short term profit? I mean look at how they threw away Liera. To me the thing that would always be on my mind is ‘Would they hesitate to throw me away if they felt I became inconvenient’.

      It was Spiera’s choice to sit back and watch Heaven betray Yu Ilhan. It was her choice to sit back and let those little kids die without saying anything. She made her choices. No one forced her to make those. For that she is going to have to pay the consequences. While I agree Death is probably too much I don’t feel like we can just excuse her actions with she had no choice. I mean technically Liera and Erta in a pretty similar position. Liera and Erta might have deeper feelings for Yu Ilhan but that just influences their willingness to make the choice it doesn’t change that they all have the same choice they can make.

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  12. justreadingnovels

    so…the mc is still not “too OP’ enough to just discard this “alliance” with spiera..

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  13. Jesuferu

    Im 1 year late base on the comments..
    Man Heavenly Army sucks!! Erta herself said angels should be trusted and that trust has to be return ir something …by this not only angels betrayed humans by transporting them while leaving new born to suffer.They also negotiate w/ there enemy, they also literary backstab Yu IIIhan by not informing him(he was supposed to angels partner).
    From what can i see Heavenly Army is like a organization which use you only fir benefits once you are no longer needed or someone has better offer they dump you

    Anyways Thanks for the chapter

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    1. Lil1pork

      Personally I don’t think ALL the hate to HA is justified. Because if you think about it, even if they had ulterior motives, they still sent ppl away to train for 10 years with invincibility. Which if they didn’t the death rate on earth would be easily more thn 50% during the first cataclysm. And thn after the 3rd or 4th when they got sent away only the top 1% would survive and the majority being ppl with ties to the Mc. There’s no way they could’ve survived the onslaught of 4th classes and the sheer number of 3rd classes would’ve done in even most guilds. So yea a large number of newborns died and let’s call it 10% of the population. 90% still got the chance to survive in other worlds whereas before 99% of all ppl would’ve most likely died. And because they did do it some newborns even lived. I bet at most a couple hundred might live if they all stayed on earth. It’s very logical. And I think erta was tripping. Don’t get me wrong if they told the Mc they could’ve Prepared but really how much could they?

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