Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 64: I am also a Building Owner – 3

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The scheduled place was the previous tea house. Kang MiRae met him again with her mask off, and as such, Yu IlHan could see the change in her expression as she was reading the stats of the staff.

“Mr. Yu IlHan?”
“Just what…… No.”

Kang MiRae couldn’t let go of the staff in her hands so she kept touching it and eventually placed it on the table and looked at him. His face was hidden from the nose to the forehead, but his eyes could be seen.

“Was this really made after I gave you the request?”
“Yes. I think that the options that miss Kang MiRae wants are all there.”
“Yes, they sure did. All of them……A little, too much.”

With a sigh, Kang MiRae wrapped her head with her hands.

“You have a connection with a smith that can make such artifacts? He’s much better than my imagination. I’m really…… pathetic.”

Kang MiRae bit her lips very slightly.

Along with appreciation that Yu IlHan had got her an artifact that was more than perfect, a mix of jealousy, inferiority, curiosity and an unknown feeling was making the Empress’ expression collapse emptily, despite the fact that no other fact was able to do that in quite a long time.

“It’s not my ability but the smith’s, so there’s nothing great about me.”
“The fact that you have a connection with an artifact craftsmen that has an ability make an artifact of this level is already amazing. You can even request that person an artifact for an another person as well. You really are…… really.”

Kang MiRae closed her eyes. She tried her best to calm down her frustrated heart, and she seemed to succeed as as she open her eyes after calming down her heart. Her eyes were emitting violent light.

“First, I think I should fix something that you might be misunderstanding.”
“How much do you think this weapon is worth?”
“Around 20…… 40 billion?”

Yu IlHan was about to say 20 billion but as Kang MiRae’s brows twitched, so he instantly puffed up the price by two times, but Kang MiRae shook her head with a face that looked like an icy mask.

“In the last 10 years, people of Earth experienced numerous things themselves in other worlds, and some of them managed to acquire amazing artifacts using tremendous luck. However, I can declare that none of those can surpass this staff. How? Do you think the capabilities of the people of Earth are too low?”
“……Are you trying to say that there’s no other artifact at the same level as this staff in other worlds?”
“There shouldn’t be none. There should be several tens of them, even.”

Several tens across that many worlds. There was no way such things would come in the hand of a person of Earth. Kang MiRae was saying that.

“How is a value of an item decided? Using supply and demand right? Then I’ll ask again. What should be the price of this staff?”
“As much as I want.”

The Empress lightly smiled. Then she pushed the staff towards Yu IlHan’s side. She did this without hesitation.

“As such, I cannot buy this. It seems I was a little too greedy.”

She could be more shrewd – Yu IlHan thought.
Yu IlHan was no idiot. He knew that his skills were exceptional, and knows that this artifact has a tremendous ability. No matter how well Kang MiRae lived, she wouldn’t have any money to buy anything of this level.

However, the reason he was trying to sell this to Kang MiRae was to increase her battle power. Money was only secondary. She could have just closed her eyes this once and accepted, but she truly was strict.

She was strict with herself as much as she was with other people. She was an steel like girl who would not accept dishonesty. Disregarding the matters between man and women, he couldn’t help but have a good impression of her.

“How about 100 billion?”
“Not enough at all.”
“I’m saying that I will give it to you for that price.”
“I refuse.”

Kang MiRae’s expression turned a little ugly. Yu IlHan realized that he had made a mistake seeing her uncomfortable expression, but he had to say what he had to.

“You’ve talked about my ability a moment ago.”
“I did, and what does it have anything to do with this weapon?”
“If the fact that I have connections with an amazing smith is my ability, then shouldn’t the fact that you, miss Kang MiRae, can buy this weapon cheaply from my hands, your ability?”
“How is that my ability?”
“Miss Kang MiRae had enough magical power to inflict a fatal strike to the shadow leopard even when you had a low level. The reason I thought to take a request from you was also because I thought that you had the qualifications to use a better weapon. As such, shouldn’t it be that you’ve acquired this weapon with your ability?”

Yu IlHan’s following words made Kang MiRae’s expression loosen a little. Her inferiority lessened a little after she knew that Yu IlHan was also conscious of her.
However, she turned to her prim expression and asked Yu IlHan.

“I think you’re twisting things a little. Are you thinking of something else? Do you have anything that’s forcing you to sell this weapon to me?”

That didn’t work…
Yu IlHan licked his lips. Now that it had come to this, there was no choice but to reveal his real intentions a little.

“I want miss Kang MiRae to become stronger faster.”
“The people of Earth are too weak right now. I’m worried that the world may end at this rate.”

Kang MiRae became speechless. She really wanted to retort at his exaggeratedly arrogant words, but thinking back to his unbelievable power that he showed while fighting the shadow leopard, she had no choice but to accept it.

“You do know that the status of Earth right now isn’t that good, right? It’s already annoying that everything’s changing so quickly, but now, external factors are interfering as well. The only ones I can trust in are the people of Earth, but they’re too weak too. However, I think that miss Kang MiRae would become sufficiently strong with a suitable weapon. That’s why I contacted you.”

Kang MiRae let out a weird breath. Yu IlHan thought she was practicing some weird breathing techniques, but it was his misunderstanding – the next moment, Kang MiRae let out a laugh.”

“Pu, Pufufufu.”
“Are you alright?”
“Pufufffufufufufu!”(T/N: It sounds weird in Korean as well)

It seems she was not alright at all. Just as he was thinking if this woman had gone crazy and that he needed to run away, leaving her behind, Kang MiRae stopped laughing.
Then, she placed her hands on the staff and pulled it towards her.

“Okay, I will buy it for 100 billion. I will snap my useless pride, and obediently accept your good will.”
“However, remember this.”

Kang MiRae took the staff and lighting sparked in her eyes. Her face became red and Yu IlHan barely realized that she was getting angry.

“I will definitely become stronger than you. Definitely, stronger, than, you. Much, much stronger, so that you cannot say something like that to me again. At that time, you will have to catch up desperately. Do you get that?”
“Yeah, well. It doesn’t really matter.”

It seems this was a declaration of a lifetime for Kang MiRae, but Yu IlHan could even say ‘hooray’ with all his might, not just welcoming it. How comfortable would it be if Earth became safe without the need for Yu IlHan to do anything as Kang MiRae became strong?”

In the first place, the things Yu IlHan pursued was different to the one that Kang MIRae was pursuing. One was boiling and one was cold.
Perhaps, that was why Yu IlHan had become a stimulant for Kang MIRae. Yu IlHan didn’t know of this fact, but he just smiled brightly as the transaction was successful.

Then, he took out a robe from his Cross Bag and spoke to her.

“Then would you like to have a look at the robe too? Fortunately, this stopped at unique.”
“……”(T/N: LOL)

Kang MiRae became stiff with her declaration posture and eventually, she extended her hand to check the information on the robe that Yu IlHan had taken out. Then, she said in an ant-like voice.

“I’m sorry, but can I call for a friend? I don’t have enough money.”
“Go ahead.”

Yu IlHan nodded in understanding. He wouldn’t have said that if he knew who the friend was that she was calling, but unless he knew everything, there was no helping it.

And the one that appeared in less than 10 minutes was none other than Na YuNa.

“Ah, it’s IlHaaaan!”
“I said don’t call me like a friend.”

Yu IlHan retorted at Na YuNa while frowning after seeing her waving her hands with a bright smile. He did know that there was a friendly relationship between Na YuNa and Kang MiRae, but to think that the friend she called to borrow money from was her!
While Yu IlHan had become depressed, Kang MiRae mercilessly pulled Na YuNa from getting into contact with Yu IlHan and made her sit next to herself.

“Don’t act like a child, Na YuNa.”
“But Miraeee. You said you didn’t know Mr. Yu IlHan when I asked you.”
“I became to know him somehow.”
“Liiiies. Are you two dating? That’s no good.”
“I became to know him somehow.”

When Kang MiRae repeated herself while making lightning on one of her hands, Na YuNa shut her mouth while laughing. Kang MiRae quickly explained her situation, and Na YuNa immediately checked on the abilities of the staff and the robe.
Then, she shouted at him while emitting stars from her eyes.

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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.

77 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 64: I am also a Building Owner – 3”

  1. Dark Jackel

    I love this novel.

    “Of course, she would never know that her greatest enemy was not a mere Na YuNa.”

    Let me warn you now, Miss Kang — the road of competing with a higher existence is going to be tough for you… 😆

        1. orphellia0124

          Lita and Erta route is constantly being persistent
          No way can Kang MiRae route beat them that easily
          Also IlHan is constantly blocking the others though it looks like he favors Lita more

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        1. exseen

          i agree with you there, shes the type to fight for what she wants in a brutally fair way. with her talent and skill though its very possible for her to ascend into a higher being along with ilan to truly compete with the angels until then she prob #1 candidate only because both of them are still mortal, but either way our bricktagonist wont notice that.

          1. Jonathan Hurd

            Watching the mating ritual of the terminally socially awkward is going to be so worth it, lol. We have Yu Ilhan who can’t even comprehend someone would be romantically interested in him and MiRae who probably understands emotions less than even Yu Ilhan, lol.

            I think Lita and Erta have a little step up in the contest since Ilhan already considers them close and personally cares about them. It is at the relationship of Family, but what he has with MiRae is more of a professional relationship. We have seen Yu Ilhan put his life on the line for Erta and I would imagine he wouldn’t hesitate to do the same for Lita. I’m not as sure he would do so for MiRae.

            I also feel like it might actually be a disadvantage for YuNa and MiRae to be human since they invoke some pretty high jealousy inside Yu Ilhan. They have human friends, talent, beauty, and high class families. Basically the only reason they even notice him is that he worked for a thousand years otherwise they wouldn’t even notice he exists.

            Compared to that I think he is much more comfortable with Erta and Lita who have looked after him. Lita especially looked after him for a thousand years at his side and guided him especially when he was a nobody. Erta has stood up for him and helped him out many times as well. They are also angels which is a higher existence so there has never been a reason to compare himself to them either.

  2. TsukiNoHono

    Ahaha if this is a slightly dark story and this grill is a villain I’ll really call her a posesive b*tch lol haha

    And one thing chamber-chii does this girls did not see the descriptions of the staff that sentence “best smith of all worlds” cauz I think their mistaking their mistery man lol haha~

    And Mc like saying “I want to make a team” *in batman voice* haha

  3. hweirdo

    My comment was eaten 🙁

    Oh well, I’ll just say. I find it interesting that Kang MiRae sees people as objects. However, she will never be able to possess Yu IlHan, because he has angels. I also bet he will become a higher existence.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I think it is probably not so much that she sees people as objects as she sees things in term of value like a businessman. If she was going to treat people like objects I feel like she wouldn’t be so strict about fairness with others and herself. With her power and position she could take great advantage of other people and they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.

      I think her mindset was setup to some degree as a way to distance people from her, but also as guidelines for interactions when surrounded by people you can’t completely trust. From what we have seen she seems to be a part of an extremely well off family. I could imagine she grew up in an environment where most people came trying to get something from her. Doing things by trade is a better way than just shutting people completely out. She doesn’t take unless she gives something of equal value. She will not be taken from if she doesn’t receive something of equal value. Cold but logical.

      I feel like the cold outer layer is definitely a big part of her, but there is something underneath that as well. We saw a glimpse of it when she was talking excitedly about the Legendary Hero in the other world she visited. As they have also said she and Yu Ilhan haven’t really had many exchanges to get to know each other. Each of those exchanges were also transactions as well. They have trust in each others abilities and doing business, but Yu Ilhan is someone who builds walls to keep others out and Kang MiRae doesn’t seem much different. Give it time and we might get to know them each better.

  4. firelight777

    “Yes, they sure did. -> “Yes, they sure are.
    despite the fact that no other fact -> despite the fact that no other matter/event
    succeed as as -> succeed as
    emitting violent light. -> (Pretty sure you meant) emitting *violet* light.
    “How is a value -> “How is the value
    What should be the price of this staff?” -> What should the price of this staff be?”
    She was an steel -> She was a steel
    between man and women, -> between men and women, (unless you’re trying to say something here :P)
    hands, your ability?” -> hands be your ability?”
    “I became to know him somehow.” -> “I came to know him somehow.” (both times)

    …Looks like people in the last chapter’s comments were right…
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. bludvein

      I think becoming a billionaire is completely logical in this case. As she said, 100 billion won(a little over 85 million USD) is practically giving it away compared to the items value. The stuff he makes are genuine superweapons in their new world, and there’s simply no other crafter even close to his level on Earth. He has a complete monopoly. If he actually cared about money he’d have countries in debt to him in no time.

  5. Jonathan Hurd

    Thank you for the chapter Chamber. Seeing the Empress’ reaction to that stave was amazing. I honestly think the angels might of been right and she would have to propose if he brought out the Black Mages Robe, lol!

    So the big question to me now becomes what Yu Ilhan is going to use this new building for (other than living in). I think Na YuNa might start trying to drop in randomly since she now knows his home address so that will probably be funny. The other big thing I would assume is going to happen is moving the forge and his workshop over to the new place.

    Maybe he’ll start expanding his workshop which could be cool. I’m thinking a totally tricked out kitchen for one. Maybe he can also get an alchemy set and start doing things with the monster products he picks up…

  6. Kessna

    3. I think you might be saying this in the comments in this chapter, so I’m saying this before hand, but… It’s not harem!!(T/N: This statement is retracted in the next chapter) that really made me broke into laughter. thanks for the chapter

  7. synthous

    Okay, everyone is talking about the obvious, obviously. Now, he’s apparently the best blacksmith. Fullstop. I assume he’s learned the periodic table, hundreds of alloys etc and he hasn’t even gotten into rune crafting etc. Unless for the magic part, it’s more intent and matching-ness.
    Yet the mc acts like he’s 1000 years + old and is nonchalant about it. I just want someone to actually acknowledge what an achievement that is. His class isn’t even related to crafting (yet).

    The weapon would be worth at least a few cities. On earth, thats probably about 100+ billion dollars, probably more due to the currency’s value going to plummet in future (second cataclysm etc) and the danger coming in the future. Giving it to that girl is more than she realises. It literally is him sharing the weight of the world on her shoulders. I believe the seriousness isn’t coming out because the MC is old and chill.

    Also, I wish there were more blue boxes. Blue box ration to not: 10:4 is perfection.
    Seriously though, explanations in the crafting would be great, it makes hard processes easy to digest but like in quite a few light novels, it takes away some essence.

  8. Jigoku Shounen

    3. I think you might be saying this in the comments in this chapter, so I’m saying this before hand, but… It’s not harem!!(T/N: This statement is retracted in the next chapter)

    The Author should stop lying already.
    Thanks for the chapter.

  9. thediabolicalgenius

    Thanks for the chapters. This is the only korean web novel I’m reading right now (since I’m tired of VMMO stories) and I’m enjoying it a lot.

    “But Miraeee. You said you didn’t know Mr. Yu IlHan when I asked you.”

    Can I ask what honorific she’s using for Yu IlHan? It shouldn’t be oppa since you didn’t bother to translate it when she used it on him before where he replied “I’m not your oppa”, so I’m curious what it is. Is it -ssi? With her carefree personality it would be out of character for her to use -nim on someone, even if he’s proven his superior ability. I’m curious since honorifics aren’t seen much in this work.

  10. celicasylphil

    I dont get it , is the author ignorant or unaware or is he just too nationalistic ?
    He always talks about a currency , not anything of material value . Yeah you could have quintillion or billions of dollars or wons but that would not mean anything if the people aren’t willing to exchange stuff for it . And , hell , those pieces of paper have no value other than being pieces of paper / plastic .
    Exchange it for gold or other artifacts or gemstones or something that has actual value .

    Blame it on me i think the author is definitely a simple minded fellow . heavier objects fall faster ? Has anyone seen that video of a feather and bowling ball fall in vacuum in same speed ? its simple here too , identical objects with just different masses wont fall / accelerate faster , at least on earth .

    The story isn’t bad* actually pretty interesting * but the author’s research and worldview definitely lacking

    1. Rensarian

      I think the author was just a bit confused about the heavier object thing. It’s true that they would fall at the same speed in a vacuum (although they were clearly not in a vacuum, let’s ignore that; it’s probably negligible). However, heavier objects still have more force than lighter objects. Which is super helpful in a projectile weapon. I feel like the author wanted to do something like that and just couldn’t explain it properly.

        1. Rensarian

          Free falling for thousands of meters would not have negligible wind resistance for most objects of reasonable mass. That’s why terminal velocity is a thing (terminal velocity is, essentially, when the wind resistance, or drag, on an object finally cancels out the downward acceleration and thus prevents the object from speeding up any further in its free fall). But, I don’t think that is relevant in this novel, as his pile bunker certainly didn’t fall for thousands of meters (kilometers). Of course, that’s not to say that it is truly negligible either. It depends on how fast it’s going, I think (because drag increases with higher speeds), but I’m not going to do the math to figure that out.

          1. celicasylphil

            FYI you (i.e. humans) reach terminal velocity under 70 meters . 1000s of meters is a bit of a stretch don’t you think ?
            Also for those who are educated enough . That is if you’re reading this novel you should already know the concept of ” momentum ” , and a heavier object definitely will carry more force if it hits something , imagine a truck hitting you at 30meter per second or a bullet at 300 meter per second which will most likely kill you ? The truck . No doubt there.
            I get the intended message but i was saying the information itself is wrong.
            Also my main problem was the money thing not momentum .

          2. Rensarian

            The money thing is the simplest answer of all, really. Money has value because other people value it. Right now, everyone on Earth still values the Korean won (or at least, it can be exchanged) so Yu Ilhan should be perfectly fine with it too. As for forms of currency valuable in the other worlds… Why should he care about that? He also cannot go those world’s just yet, so it is less than valuable to him if no one on Earth values it.

    2. Jonathan Hurd

      From what the story has said Earths governments are still up and running. So if Yu Ilhan wants to exchange with normal people for food, services (such as building a workshop like he did last time), or information he needs a currency other people in Korea will accept. In regards to that there isn’t really a difference between gold or paper money. Gold/plastic/paper money are all completely useless if no one attributes value to them. Seems like a giant pain in the butt to convince the entire population to throw away all the money they currently own and start from ground zero.

      They could trade in Artifacts since they have inherit value to themselves because they can be used as tools, but then you can say that about normal tools and or specialized labor. There is no real gain for trading in Artifacts as currency. They have different effects and are hard to construct. Their value would far out weigh getting a dinner at a grocery store or some some gas at a gas station. Using Artifacts exclusively for paying would be equivalent to if in America we threw away every currency under a hundred dollar bills. There would be no way to get change so we would have to buy in stupid bulk or devalue Artifacts to the point that they are less valuable than basic necessities.

      The governments money system is already established why uproot the whole system by trying to bring in random jewels. You could just say that the Dollars or Won represents a certain amount of gold. That is what the Pound was about in Britain (i think don’t quote me on that one).

      1. celicasylphil

        Since it seems you understand my argument there , yeah , money is valuable exactly because people consider it valuable .
        Theres a great video about the value of bottlecaps in Fallout from The Game Theorists on youtube if you wish to check it out , it roughly explains the same stuff .

        Also , my point exactly .What does back the korean won ? Presumably the government right ? Then what about the government right now which is facing so many troubles ? Im not saying to re-establish the whole currency system . Im just saying he’s naive to think that he would be able to exchange korean won for say potions he comes to get from some angel who opens up a shop or something .
        A way better alternative would be a ‘favor’ . Sure , maybe that girl’s pride wont allow it but he’s powerful enough to force her right . Just something like ” With this now you owe me a favor .” and that would be a 100x times better than exchanging it for just money .
        I wont be explaining how human favor would be way better than money since it would take a whole 2-3k words in itself but you get the idea .

  11. Fadiel

    He’s the best blacksmith across the worlds, made a staff that is at least in the top 100 across the entire multiverse.

    And he doesn’t even have a crafting class.

    Or know how to use mana.

  12. Rensarian

    Thanks for the chapter~

    Not harem? Excuse me…. but how do you plan on cleaning that up? Forget about the monsters, if this doesn’t become harem then you’ll have to save Earth from the world’s biggest cat-fight.

  13. ero9407

    Hahhaha Emperes wants MC sorry to burst you bubble but that ain’t happening and forget about being stronger than him you can’t catch up to him now so when he gets mana that’s a %1000000 confirmation that your never gonna catch up.

  14. bludvein

    I personally think Mirae is more interesting than the other options. Sure she’s kind of arrogant, but so were Lita and Erta at the beginning. She has good points to her pride, like refusing to take advantage of Il Han and wanting to improve herself to get recognized by him.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      Her straightforward personality is definitely a plus in my book. I feel her overall chances are probably a bit lower than the Angels since she doesn’t get to spend as much time with him or even understand all the layers to him yet. I mean if she knew he was the one making those weapons…, lol. I don’t think offering herself is going to work even if she tries her hardest for the next hundred years.

  15. James

    Kang MiRae, beat the Eternal Flame, Etra, and Lita, then you’ll be worthy of Yu llHan’s hand in marriage. Till then, keep dreaming, business woman.

    Thanks for the chapter. Loved it.

  16. Seregosa

    However, Yu IlHan had more talent than anyone else she had met until now. Despite the fact that he had sufficient, no, overflowing ability, he proceeded without stopping, did not get full of himself, and most importantly, his firmness and leisure could be seen from his actions.

    Well, if she knew that he’s around 1020 years old and didn’t really make it by talent but rather pure effort… What would she think? And well… She’d probably die of shock if she knew that she isn’t even seeing the top of the iceberg. She only believes he’s got good connections, high battle skills, level and mana control… while he’s actually the smith himself, got extreme knowledge and he aren’t even able to use mana yet… His connections are also far more amazing than what she knows 😛

  17. TamaSaga

    “FYI, MC can make Traps of destruction better than the smiths in heaven (and faster), so there’s your answer to why he’s the best smith across all worlds’.”

    You’re not referring to his romantic outlook when you’re saying *Traps of destruction*, right?

  18. Seregosa

    However, she did not believe in love. Excluding the family-like relationship with Kang HaJin and Na YuNa, she thought that all other relationships between humans were that of trading.

    Let’s see how long this ignorant(innocent?) girl can keep thinking that there’s no such thing as love. By the way the author is going, she’s going to be a part of the harem, or at least fall in love with him and try to pursue him since she already has some starting feelings of love.

    I really wonder why there was no mention from her that it’s made by the best smith across all worlds, it’d be a pretty huge thing to mention, right? She just said it was an extremely good craftsman, but not that it’s the BEST… Somewhat disappointed in that part, I love when people get extra surprised because of stuff like that, haha.

  19. WirlWind

    It feels like this is the point in writing the story that the author finally got sick of everyone asking and finally thought:

    “Fuck it, since you’re bothering me so much about it, I’ll just make it a harem to spite you all! Muahahaha!”

    *cackles while vacantly staring out the window*

  20. AlRedEye

    The story is way above par for this genre and the translation is near flawless (comparatively)–so mad props to the author and translator, but I do have 1 big complaint, the notes at the end of the chapters!

    I understand why the author/translator would think it’s a good thing to up the interaction between themselves and the readers, but it’s not worth it at the expense of such a fun story. (SPOILER ALERT!! ie like how MC gets stabbed later on, or thoughts on how the plot should progress) It’s not difficult to skim over them quickly to click the next chapter link, but it’s near impossible not to catch a few words here and there no matter how careful a guy is.

    IDK if there’s a way to block them out with Reddit style tag brackets, but for now, the only solution is to scroll to the top of the page to click the next chapter link, which is silly. Maybe you can do something about this for future readers? I can’t imagine many people who wouldn’t agree.

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