Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 288: I Will Prepare – 6

[This is…….]

As someone who possessing the Counter skill, Ramiel immediately realized what was happening.

The rain of lightning that contained immense mana were gathering to one place and were changing into a red flame.

In the center of that was one human and one dragon. To be exact, Yu IlHan was utilizing even Yumir’s mana to redirect all that mana.

Overwhelming the opponent with the surge of mana, Changing the ruling structure of the mana by seeping into the gaps, changing the properties by scattering the mana array, and finally emitting an overwhelming amount of physical and magical force would allow him to resonate with all the mana in his surroundings and change their flow.

[You have acquired the active skill, Counter.]
[The skill, Dimensional Ruler, has become level 67.]

This was counter. The supreme skill that reversed cause and effect.

[Such a being…… cannot exist!]
“Well, I don’t know about that.”

The moment Yu IlHan quietly muttered that, a red rain of fire poured towards Ramiel, who was once the controller of the rain.

[You dare…… with just this much!]

He clenched his teeth and unfolded the remaining half of his wings. This was because using Counter against an attack that was already Countered was a realm still far beyond his reach. This could be said to be his critical mistake for using such a grand magic.

[Critical Hit!]

A shield of bluish-white lightning that came from the three wings clashed against the rain of flames and resulted in a massive boom. It felt like the entire world was shaking due to the clash of enormous quantities of mana.

“No way. When did IlHan get so strong……?”
“His mana rose in general, but I feel like the resonance with Mir drew out the true power of dragons and both of them became stronger. But even so…….”
[Amazing. I’m amazed that such an insane mana control can bring about such a change. Is the mana darling senses different to the mana I’m looking at……?]

Even the ones watching could not move due to shock. Just from the blast the barrier surrounding the two fortresses cracked. Mystic poured mana into the barrier to reinforce it and screamed.

[Master, you madmaaaaaaaaaan!]

However, Yu IlHan’s Counter hadn’t even begun yet. Counter referred to a technique that ruled the entirety of power that the opponent had used. This meant only one thing in this situation.

[The skies are……!]
“My word…”

The skies were colored in red. Streaks of blue lightning changed into red flames, and the ruling rights of this world was temporarily forcibly transferred to Yu IlHan from Heaven. The grand magic that utilized the power of the world was Countered in its entirety.

[The skill, Dimensional ruler, has become level 70. The time to adapt to a dimension decreases, and you can draw out and rule more of the mana in the world you have taken.]

[Kuuuuoooooooooooooh!]
“Kugh, huk, uuugh.”

Yumir roared loudly. Yu IlHan also groaned due to the violent flow of mana that assaulted him but still had his side open and raised the spear in his hand.

“Echjar, cooperate! Help me out Eternal Flame.”
[I comply with the Lord’s orders.]
[Yes!]

Echjar, who had completely submitted to him both physically and mentally, as well as Eternal Flame that acted more friendly towards him than any other subordinate. The full support from the two souls had enhanced Yu IlHan and Yumir’s mana control to the limits.
Yu IlHan applied God Force into his trembling arms and bit his lips. Although he didn’t like spirituality that much, the only thing he had remaining now was his guts.

“Uooooooooooh!”

In the end, all the flames started to gather towards the tip of his spear.

[The skill, Dimensional Ruler, has become level 71.]

“Wao…….”
“So beautiful. It’s the first time I see such a beautiful flow of mana…….”
“IlHan……!”

It was a spectacular scene where it seemed like the world itself bowed in respect for Yu IlHan. The blast of mana had all disappeared as well. Power submitted to him, and was all gathering towards one spot without a single particle remaining.

[Foolish, human……!]
“Hmph.”

Ramiel uttered vicious words that sounded like they were from the depths of hell. Although he was aware of the energy of fire that gathered towards Yu IlHan’s spear, there was no way for him to dodge it or block it. In his current state, defending against the rain of fire was all he could do.

[Kugh, dammit…… fuck, I lost to a mere human! Dammit, I’ll remember this!]

In the end, he clenched his teeth and unfolded his wings. He instantly shook off the rain of fire, and activated another kind of magic even while undertaking some hits. It was a magic that allowed him to leap through dimensions!

[It’s your victory. I’ll take your head next time!]
“No you don’t.”

The moment he was about to lose the 7th class angel just like that, Yu IlHan’s Dimensional ruler skill activated, preventing new forces from entering, but most importantly, it also prevented Ramiel from escaping.
Calling for reinforcements and aiming for another opportunity was only allowed to the protagonist! He couldn’t allow a mere extra like him any more screen time!

[The skill, Dimensional Ruler, has become level 73.]
[You!? How can a mere mortal possess a fragment of the power to rule dimensions!]

Realizing that his escape attempt had failed before he begun, Ramiel shouted in panic. Yu IlHan’s lips curved into a corner.

“Hey, you put down your guard.”
[What!?]

If he only trusted in the Dimensional ruler skill, he wouldn’t have even started this. The moment he showed the biggest opening Yu IlHan literally called out hell unto this world with the flames. This was the biggest Falling Down he had used yet!]

[Kugh!]

Just where was there to run? The entire world was his enemy! Chains made of flames and souls came from his surroundings and restrained him. They restrained each of the feathers and even bound his sole arm and neck.
Him being 7th class didn’t matter at all right now. An odd-winged angel that wasn’t even backed up by a higher world no longer had the power to overwhelm Yu IlHan.

[A lower existence! A mere lower existence! I will kill you, I WILL KILL YOU!]

The color of his eyes changed to a deep crimson. They were full of viciousness that didn’t seem to originate from an angel.

The atmosphere changed. And the energy he emitted changed as well. The record skill sensed that and notified Yu IlHan.

[You, cannot, I…… I, the Lord has!]
“Who’s this ‘Lord’ you’re talking about?”

Asked Yu IlHan. He tempered the flames that gathered on his spear and created the sharpest blade, and told the angel as though he was a professor that knew the answer, asking his students a trivial question-

“Well, go ahead and answer.”
[Fu, Ahahahahahahahah! So laughable, yes, laughable! Yes, I’ll answer you!]

He also felt that and burst out laughing. The words that came out of his mouth next were words that Yu IlHan had anticipated already.

[The Great Traitor, the Final God! The one that will cover the Heavens and the one that rules Hell! Lord Satan!]

The moment he admitted that he followed the traitor, his white wings started to turn black. This was one of the rarest moments in history when an archangel corrupted himself on his own will.

[Kuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!]

All the mana he possessed reversed and went berserk. The chains that bound him broke momentarily, and the place where his wings were ripped off emitted black foggy energy and started being regenerated. Black blood scattered in the air to create numerous magic formations, while the flames and souls that made up the Falling Down domain burned upon contact with them!

[The skill, Record, has become level 88.]

“He really was a traitor!?”
“Although I did believe in Yu IlHan, to think such a thing was really happening…… Just what is happening within Heaven’s Army?”
“Ah, isn’t it bad when you have to acquire the records of an angel but he fell to a fallen angel~!?”

While Liera and Erta were serious, Na YuNa worried about something slightly different! However, Yu IlHan shook his head and denied her words.

“In fact, it’s better. I could record the moment he changed to being a fallen angel, so now I can even inversely change the records of fallen angels into that of angels. You could say that it’s a Buy One Get One Free item for multiple products.”
“Wao!”
[Such a thing is possible!?]

That was Yu IlHan’s simple analogy!

[I will kill youuuuuuuuuuuuu! With all my power as the 11th Wing of Brilliant Light!]

He gave up on receiving the support of the world and fell to being a fallen angel as compensation for recovering his body. The 11th Wing of Brilliant Light. His mana went berserk and pushed back the mana of Falling Down. The chains that tried to bind him were immediately colored in black and burst out. The reason he could use more powers than he could before was probably because he was under the awakening process. This would only be a temporary thing!

[He’s trying to kill you even if it costs his life! Eeek, at this rate…….]
“No, it’s over. That’s his final struggle.”

Everyone was trembling, but only Yu IlHan was quite calm. He poised with his completed flaming spear and aimed for the shoulder blades of the fallen angel that was slowly changing black.

[Kuaaaaaaaa! Yu IlHaaaaaaaaaaaan!]
“Here.”

Yu IlHan threw his spear. With the master level Absolute Accuracy, the spear shot forward in a straight line and pierced its target without any delay. It was an effective strike that disallowed the black mana from interfering in time.

“I’ll kill you now.”
[Kahk!]

[Critical Hit!]

When the impaled Ramiel twisted his body, the black colored blood scattered in the air. And his very last remnants of mana were concentrated into them.

[I curse…….]
“Curse?”
[You to death!]

When the blood made a small circle, the black lightning that shot out from it flew straight towards Yu IlHan and struck him. A vicious curseful aura covered Yu IlHan. It even made him think that Ramiel allowed himself to fall on purpose, all for the sake of this attack.

[Ke, Khahahahahahaha! Come with me, to the infernal depths of hell! Kugh!]

And that was his last. His head drooped downwards with a bright smirk; he didn’t have the slightest worry that Yu IlHan would not die from his curse.

[You have earned experience.]
[You have earned the records of Lv 548 Ramiel.]
[The skill, Record, has become level 89.]
[The skill, Dimensional ruler, has become level 77.]

Yu IlHan dusted off his armor. The black lightning that lingered on his armor after it struck his armor were all crumbled into bits by the flames after resisting against it in vain. He made a bitter smile.

“He was a truly good extra until the very end. He didn’t throw any baits and left like a douchebag.”
[To think he was insulted like that even after death, such a pitiful extra.]
“IlHan!”
“Yu IlHan!?”

Liera and Erta, who felt the power of the final curse, called out for Yu IlHan in shock. However, Yu IlHan’s expression as he returned to them was too normal.

“Yes, it’s all over now.”
“……What about the curse?”
“I won against even Echjar’s curse; there’s no way I would get killed by such a half-assed curse.”
“…….”

Yu IlHan collected Ramiel’s corpse without thinking much about it, and organized the world that was messed up due to the battle by sucking in some of the mana. His companions didn’t know how to react to Yu IlHan, who treated the curse that took all the remaining life force from a 7th class as ‘half-assed’, and decided to not say anything at all.

“Anyway, it seems like things have gotten annoying.”

Skimming through the records he had acquired from Ramiel, Yu IlHan scratched his head. He did think that Heaven’s Army was not in a normal state anymore from the moment he found out that Ramiel was a traitor, but he didn’t know it would be this bad. The more he comprehended Ramiel’s records, the more he sighed about it.

“It seems like everything is happening according to my growth. Let me just catch whoever’s behind this and I’ll…”
[What is it, darling?]
“Well, it is a mess already but I feel like there would be even more of a mess in the future.”
“More than it is now? Why?”

Liera asked her question. Yu IlHan made a bitter smile and shortly replied.

“It seems like God ran away from Heaven.”


Author’s notes

  1. Looks like he finally learned the Counter skill! I feel emotional now!

Translator’s notes
I don’t remember anything about the Counter skill….. but sure, it does look OP
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60 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 288: I Will Prepare – 6”

      1. Commentor

        Hmm, is he?
        With all the weird time stuff going on it feels like it’s been a lot longer since he was born. Mental age aside, it feels like it’s been at least 20-30 years since the start at which he was… 18? 19? I don’t remember 😀

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        1. Jonathan

          I believe at the beginning of the story he was 20 years old. It feels like its been way longer than 10 years in the story, but a lot of that time has admittedly been done in a time frozen space.

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          1. Carmeops

            well, not that it matter much anyway, if i remember, each time someone’s league is raised, their lifespan get longer, and become unlimited once they transcend to higher existence

            since Yu Ilhan is one foot (or rather one haircut) into higher existence, his lifespan is surely a really long one by now, 20 year old, 30 year old, 50 year old, all the same

            his body was already on a higher league than normal due to the forgotten millenium anyway, he probably look even younger than at the start of all of this by now

          2. Jonathan

            That’s true. The other thing is that after the 1k years Yu Ilhan was stuck out apparently his normal body had evolved to be like Elves. So even if he didn’t attain a higher class he would survive for hundreds of years.

  1. black_Leviathan

    Poor God. I bet he has been bullied and ran away because of that. I bet he sits now in his room and reads manga while pouting.
    Thanks for you hard work Cha and Kou.
    Yay, first. 🙂

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    1. mabangin

      Satan is just another name for Lucifer after he had fallen, and since Lemiel turned into a fallen angel and even named himself the 11th Wing of Brilliant Light, we can safely assume that Satan is the leader of the fallen angels.

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      1. black_Leviathan

        Well, not just assume. Instant Ramiel said this:
        [The Great Traitor, the Final God! The one that will cover the Heavens and the one that rules Hell! Lord Satan!]
        about the leader of the fallen angels.

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  2. James

    Lord Satan? Dang, that’s a plot twist. And him, the Final God? That’s laughable, coming from a dead guy.

    Thanks for the chapter, it’s fun.

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      1. Carmeops

        OR: God IS the leader of the Garden of Sunset, since the GoS themselves don’t know the identity of their leader, and noone remember ever seen God in person

        What the GoS’s leader, God and Yu Ilhan’s father have in common is a high talent in concealment, so much that they can escape the sight of the Record skill and of God (who probably use the Record skill himself)

        now, isn’t it strange, that only Yu Ilhan got left behind because of his concealment, and not his father who got similar ability? unless it’s God himself!

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  3. MaYu

    Regarding COUNTER, the condition to learn that skill was first encountered on chapter 56 when he was battling the Giant Thunder Bird(Lv122)

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      1. Jonathan

        The second condition was met when Yu Ilhan was fighting the Volcanic Beast in Ferata.

        Also I remember this stuff because damn this author is good :P.

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  4. Rupony

    I still think it’s silly that Liera and Erta are getting mad at this guy for betraying Heaven to the Army of Brilliant Light, considering they also defected to Yu IlHan’s faction. They justify it because they’re in love with Yu IlHan, but you don’t know, maybe that angel was in love with Satan.

    Gunna make a way out there prediction. Yu IlHan’s dad has been hinted as being the leader of the Garden of Sunset. I’m farshot predicting that his dad is actually the leader of all four factions and he’s been pitting them against one another for fun for eons.

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    1. Jonathan

      The difference between Liera and Erta’s betrayal of Heaven and Lemial’s has a lot to do with their rankings. Liera and Erta were merely 5th and 6th class. Lemial was one of the precious few 7th classes. He is one of the leaders at the very top of the faction. Liera and Erta at best were good soldiers.

      The other big thing is that Liera and Erta didn’t really hide their affection and affiliation for Yu Ilhan. Lemail has been hiding in the background standing at the top of Heaven’s command while being a fallen angel.

      The biggest issue is what Lemial’s betrayal means for Heaven as a whole. It means that the Heaven that Liera and Erta believed in. The Heaven they devoted their lives to was all a lie. If the top brass is just fallen angels who have been secretly controlling the scenes then what that mostly means is that Heaven is just being used as a recruitment ground to make Fallen Angels. The pretty outer image is just there to attract people to become angels so they can eventually be converted.

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    1. Jonathan

      Well Yu Ilhan got tired of their bullshit a lot faster than it seems God did, lol. If it turns out that God really left his mess to Yu Ilhan I think Yu Ilhan is going to beat the shit out of God for that, lol.

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      1. James

        But that strike up a question; who can just devour a world just for a laugh? If it’s one of the Lovecraft Elder God’s then Yu IllHan will need some bigger guns, because they are scary and insane.

        None of the other lores say unless you want to count Jörmungandr.

        But that is a plot twist, Satan/Lucifer is BAoL’s leader, AoH’s ran away, GoS’s is still in no man’s land, and the DDA is just munching on a world.

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          1. Jonathan

            Ouroboros makes a lot of sense for the DDA as well since they are a group that desires destruction over all else. Even desiring their own destruction.

        1. James

          Discarded, the Wolfkin are decendants of Fenrir or one of Fenrir’s offspring. Plus, Fenrir’s a wolf. If he met Yu IllHan, he would be like “PET ME, MASTER!”

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    1. Carmeops

      don’t remember the name, but we at least know that the Destruction Demon Army’s leader is a monster that ate his own birth world in order to evolve to a higher existence, so that’s two

      the only thing we know about GoS’s leader and God, is that they are both male, my current bet is that they are the same person, and it’s Yu Ilhan’s father!

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  5. BlitzRazor

    Thanks for the entertainment.
    I wonder when he’ll get a glimpse of god. Should be someone he knows by the judge of things. And what is the name of the first god?

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  6. kao

    My best guess is that GOD is Ilhan’s Dad.

    good for nothing dad = good for nothing god.

    pretty obvious there.

    kind of reminds me of GOD in Supernatural from the tv show.
    -GOD runs off to Earth to hide and loaf around as a human to avoid his responsibilities…and the supposedly let his ‘kids’ grow up.

    lol.

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    1. Jonathan

      To be fair God in Supernatural is a little nuanced than that. The main thing was that he respects beings free will. It was basically Michael and Lucifer who threw a hissy fit that dad disappeared and decided to ruin everything as revenge/a cry for attention.

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  7. Jonathan

    So I’m just guessing here but I think we’re going to see the reappearance of Spiera soon. She spent her entire life killing traitors and trying to protect Heaven. I think finding out that Heaven is just filled with traitors she will be more open to helping and joining Yu Ilhan.

    What I am curious for is if Ilhan will make her a body by using Lemial’s corpse, hehe.

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    1. SilverFeather

      Keep dreaming, spiera died by the hands of Illhan and there hasn’t even been a hint of her thought soul being left

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      1. Jonathan

        To be fair until Yu Ilhan needed Echjar and Eliena they were never brought up either. Yu Ilhan has mastered Death Collector and even evolved it into Falling Down. I think its harder for him to not collect soul shards at this point than to collect.

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  8. Sebastián Moya Riquelme

    I thought it would be 3 chapter, but i find another cliff lololol (at least this wasn’t that bad compared to the previous cliffhanger lol)

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  9. Jonathan

    Okay just an insane idea here but… What if the Leader of the Garden of Sunset is Heaven’s God? I mean think about it. From Christianity God is supposed to be Omniscient and has passed down many prophecies to humans.

    The Leader of the Garden of Sunset came out of nowhere and isn’t taking direct control of his faction. He also has no world to call his own home base. It could all be because God was betrayed once that he decided to keep his new followers at a distance. He doesn’t have a home world because it was stolen from him previously.

    Now the real question to me is everyone’s goals at this point. If my theory is correct it seems pretty obvious that God probably created the Garden to off set or oppose the Heaven’s Army/Army of Brilliant Light. If there were only three factions and not four considering how deep rooted the traitors are in Heaven’s Army. They could probably take over Heaven and then use their combined forces to finish the DDA.

    Throw Garden of Sunset in there though and now if DDA faced a combined force of Heaven’s Army and AoBL they could join forces with the Garden to offset it. Add in that HA and AoBL combining proves God isn’t with Heaven’s Army that would mean two Faction Leaders fighting against one. Not a good outcome so it basically forces the traitors to lay low in Heaven’s Army.

    Second Theory I thought of for God’s identity is I think ‘God’ and the Record God’s are actually linked/same. That would explain why Heaven’s Army was so adamant about Angels not getting a blessing from another ‘god’. Also adding in the words that the God of Love said about ‘God is Dead’ when Ilhan was making the Feather of Temptation. It could be that maybe God’s power was split among the different blessing Gods.

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    1. Carmeops

      the thing about gods’ blessings, is that those “gods” are like a crystallization of records centered around the same concept:

      enough people in enough worlds are creating records about “love” and a “love god” crystallize, that god then give out a bit of its power to some individuals in order to make them create more records about “love”, which in return make the “love god” more powerful, etc…

      so what if God was a god like the others? Except, he is a crystallization of the concept of “god”? If people focus on creating records for other gods, that would make a loss for the “god god”

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      1. Jonathan

        The big thing I would say about the explination about blessings is that was information we got from Angels. The Angels were the ones who said that the Record Gods were just a heap of Records, but that could have all been a lie told to them by their superiors to hide the fact that they are related to true God.

        I mean the fact that the Goddess of Beauty Lady Letna had come down to a world at one point and the Goddess of Love talked directly to Ilhan and Liera. Seems like these record gods are much more than Heaven is admitting.

        It also seemed like when Yu Ilhan was receiving the Heart of Fire from Remial that he had some thoughts when he found out Yu Ilhans faction had so many blessed by the Gods. Could be if Yu Ilhans group can bring together all the different blessings/records of the Gods they might combine to make something really interesting.

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      2. Jonathan

        I think we could try and understand the record gods using Plato’s Philosophy a bit.

        Plato believed that the true essence of reality were the Forms. There were Forms like Beauty and Love as well as other Forms. He theorized that if you were able to understand the Form of something then you could understand its essence. He also theorized that these Forms transcended physical forms. That seems to match up with the way the Record Gods have been described.

        Another interesting part though is the most important form that Plato talked about was the Form of the Good. The form of the good basically gave shape and cast light on all the other forms. So it was the Form you needed the most understanding of if you were to understand any of the Forms. So going by your theory that God is a ‘god’ of something I think he would be the Form of the Good Plato believed in. A God that gave power and essence to all other God’s.

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  10. Paps

    Thanks for the chapter, and as always God left heaven, he mist be enjying his vacations in some beach world with a lot of babes at his side while he is having a drink!!!!! The guy deserves his rest.

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  11. Jdjdj

    Wao, can’t believe the author wasted 2chapters for that trash douchebag that knows nothing but say lower being this lower being that like a facken broken radio.

    I feel sorry for the translator and the donators for wasting their time on that cliché arrogant sht.

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  12. Yoshiwa

    When the different factions were fighting for Na Yuna it said 1 of them was lead by a female and the other 3 were male. But I can’t remember if it was the Garden of Sunset or Heaven’s Army that was female lead and so safe for her.

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