Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 68: Me, a God!? – 1

Although the opinions would differ from person to person, generally, Kantou region was historically, politically, commercially the center of Japan.

As such, the Dungeon Break that started in Kanagawa prefecture without any signs one day made numerous Japanese people shocked. Not just the Japanese, it was the same with all the other people on Earth.

It was shocking that a mix of 1st and 2nd class monsters had appeared out of nowhere, but it was more shocking since everyone believed that Dungeon Breaks would not occur unless the 2nd Great Cataclysm arrived.
This was the moment when their knowledge learnt in other worlds had popped like a soap bubble.

If a Dungeon Break ends as a Dungeon Break, then there would be no problems. However, the monsters freed from the dungeons not only try to kill humans, but they also try to free other monsters by destroying other dungeons. This was because they knew that their forces were insufficient.

And that didn’t end unless they forced all the humans into submission and kill them on the land they could step on. As a result, that land would only be left with monsters, and the monsters would repeat the Dungeon Break by going over to another piece of land.
If that covered the whole world, then that was the end of the world.

Moreover, the monsters on Earth had high intelligence on average, so their movements were very meticulous and evil.
As a result, in just a single day after the Dungeon Break had occurred, all dungeons in Kanagawa prefecture broke down, and the damage and casualties in Kanagawa prefecture was tremendous as well.

At that point, no, the moment they realized that a Dungeon Break had occurred, Japan requested SOS to the world. A pan-national organization, which was prepared for such cases, were dispatched as well.

Of course, other countries didn’t just sit back and relax because it was happening in another country; they knew that this monster wave wouldn’t just end in Japan if they did not take care of the situation beforehand.
Japan being an island wouldn’t change the fact that it was dangerous. There were several dungeons in Japan where flying monsters were trapped in. If they assaulted at once, then that would really be the end.

Other countries first checked the possibility of Dungeon Breaks occurring in their own countries, and they only sent reinforcements to Japan after making their elite forces on standby next to the highest level dungeon in their country.
Although they could be seen as selfish, there was no helping it. What good would it be if their own country was doomed while helping Japan?

Hundreds of thousands of ability users headed to Japan. The lowest level among them were above level 20, and they were those who could be called ‘elites’ – such people had gathered in Kantou.
Amongst them, 20% had died on the first day in the chaotic fight, and the scale of the damage was increasing.

{*Screeech*}
“Shit, it’s a flying-type monster!”
“The JSDF, where’s the special forces of the JSDF! If we don’t stop them here, even Shizuoka would be in danger!”
“Go to the rooftop and shoot those monsters down! Block them in area A-1!”

The first thing they should do was to prevent the proliferation to other areas. The people all wanted to finish the crisis within Kanagawa prefecture, but only half succeeded.

They could somehow prevent the proliferation to Shizuoka prefecture, which was towards the inland, but the roads towards Tokyo had been broken through.

{*Chirp*, there are a lot of our friends here.}
{There are a lot of humans. Breathing humans, many records!}
“Shit, block them!”

Was it a coincidence? Tokyo had the more dungeons than any of the cities in the world. Not only that, it had a lot of facilities, and most of all, people.
That made the situation even worse.

“E, escape, escape to other worlds!”
“Shit, I just came back……. N, no!”

Blood and flesh scattered around everywhere, buildings collapsed, and cars caused explosions. There were a lot of casualties on the ability users’ side as well. Every one of them, who had gathered with different minds at the same place, were fairly meeting death.

The Japanese, who had to pay a cruel price in blocking the initial monster violence during the initial stages of the Great Cataclysm, had installed strong defensive measures on buildings above a certain scale, but as the scale of this wave was too big, they couldn’t bring out any effect either.

If they were 1st classes, then it would somehow be plausible to block them with modern firepower, but for 2nd classes, it wasn’t possible unless they poured missiles at them. They had to be blocked by the ability users somehow.

And as such, an environment where clans formed with high level elites can act freely, was being formed. Amongst them was the Lightning God clan of Korea that had answered the request for help from Japan.

“Na YuNa, buff!”
“Make oppa’s shield much, much bigger!”
“Ah, can’t you do something about that chant!”
{Kiiiik, block the magic!}
“Block the monster behind us! Protect the master!”
“Master, not yet?”
“Soon!”

The composition of the members of the Lightning God clan was very strange. The Empress, Kang MiRae, was located in the middle, and next to her was the priestess, Na YuNa. The one protecting them at their front was the holy knight, Kang HaJin, and other than them, 7 members that they had picked were standing in a protective formation to guard Kang MiRae and Na YuNa.

“Chain Lightning!”
{Kwaaaaak!}
{B, brave orc’s, Kahak!}

Shouted Kang MiRae while holding a luxurious-looking staff with both of her hands. The lump of lightning that sparked above her head spread throughout the area and struck the 2nd class orcs, and it didn’t only end at that and spread around to other monsters and killed them.

That stacked and stacked more to kill 70 2nd class monsters in a single chant. She seemed amazed at the destructive power of her own attack before she hugged the staff and rubbed it with her cheeks.

“What a lovely staff.”
“You might marry that staff at that rate…… They’re coming from another direction, next magic chant!”
“Make MiRae’s next magic super duper strong!”
“Like I said, that chant!”

However, Empresses must always stand at the top. She wasn’t at the point where she was satisfied with herself.
Kang MiRae opened her mouth while staring at the tens of 2nd class orc elite squad.

“Who has the best reactions?”
“Metal Knights of England and Magia of Italy are becoming famous.”
“Magia? That’s quite blatant.”

Magia, the Italian word for magic. It wasn’t quite the words that Kang MiRae should say, considering she used ‘Lightning God’ for her clan name, but Kang HaJin didn’t retort and silently blocked an orc’s axe.

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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.

80 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 68: Me, a God!? – 1”

        1. goo21

          I forgot about that meaning, but your use of the word is still improper. It would be proper if you said something like “Yu IlHan will rip off your souls” or “rip apart your body and soul”. Also it would be proper “reap your life” and “reap your soul”. That’s where the word Reaper comes from.

      1. animemanganovelfiction

        your in here, for the birdy, not for your self –”

        also not all words needed off, like steal your life, even without off to become “steal off your life”, another example Slash your body, slash off your body ?, Bash your Body, Bash Off Your Body ? Pierce your body, Pierce off your body ? ,
        anyone can know the meaning, just like in here, “Watch out your back Birdy, Yu Ilhan will rip your life”

        the use off , it’s more fit use it on, Get Off of My Cloud, Get off my back, Take off my skin.

        also it more good if you use of ,not off, Rip of your life, breaking of your bone, kissing of your lips, etc.

        1. goo21

          Yes, not all words need off, but some sure do, and it is improper to use them without it. But my main point is: your use of rip in your first comment is still incorrect with or without off.

          1. animemanganovelfiction

            try google rip your, and you will find, rip your heart out, rip your jeans, that rip not using off . so, if everyone okay with rip your heart for a song title, what’s the matter with rip your life ? 😀

          2. goo21

            I tried googling rip your life, and it doesn’t come without “apart” and means that you are still alive but miserable.
            “rip your heart out” here you simply replaced “off” with “out”. Rip means damage, tear, instead of totally destroy.
            Language is about making people understand you more and misunderstand you less. It is about standardization. I guess you never tried yourself to search rip and reap in a dictionary.
            Song titles are ofren bad examples of proper language.

          3. animemanganovelfiction

            words that related to attack method, not need off all the time, like cut, slash, bash, hit,etc. rip also in this category. example, i will Slash off his body, i will cut off your finger, they can fine without off and anyone know what it’s meaning and a lot of people more prefer to use i will Slash his body, i will cut your finger. so there are no waste words and more direct.

          4. goo21

            But you wrote “rip your life”. And here the only appropriate word would be to use reap instead. Because it is the only way it would mean “take away your life from you” as in make them dead. If you wrire “rip your life” it means that their lives would be damaged as in huge debt or bankruptcy or ostracized by everyone or sold into slavery, but they won’t be dead. The difference between rip a life and reap a life is like life and death, literally.

          5. animemanganovelfiction

            and of you still don’t understand the meaning while others understood it, it’s mean you are an exception and congratulation from the bottom of my heart, your intelligent below others, childish, high pride and not knowing where to stop. so i will just end this reply with it ^^

          6. goo21

            goo21 casts “soft” on animemanganovelfiction.
            animemanganovelfiction resisted furiously, he is too far beyond salvation.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I could only think it would be talking about him. I mean the Empress is definitely going to be impressive but I think her power is still in the realm of humanity. Shooting Large amounts of mana, that is what we trained for in other worlds to prepare to do. Running around like a ghost and physically one shotting 2nd class monsters as easy as swatting flies…. That is something I don’t think humans will be able to wrap their heads around.

  1. Sri Kalyan Mulukutla

    Dear translator, it seems the author is goading the readers saying that mc is not getting his mana abilities anytime soon, but i will still take bait! Please tell me when will he able to use mana. You dont even have to tell the number, just the range 70-100?, 100-150?, please keep the range small, thank you.

    1. firelight777

      If I remember correctly, it’s somewhere between 69-999.

      On a serious note, please don’t ask for spoilers in the comments, other people don’t want to see it in the case that it happens.

      1. goo21

        People are so afraid of small and insignificant spoilers for no reason. But do you even realize that it doesn’t even matter that much, because if you read a spoiler of not so far away event you are already in anticipation and it simply can’t diminish your enjoyment, or if it is faraway spoiler you have long forgotten it by the time you get to it.
        The only kind of spoiler that can realistically discourage you from a good story is the false spoiler from someone who read the story ahead but didn’t understand what it was about and started throwing shit around. Like orcs who try to destroy anything they don’t understand. Or another kind of spoiler that reveals the shitty writing and when the story goes downhill.

        Tl;dr: it is impossible to spoil a good story with real spoilers.
        Believe me, I read a lot of stories and spoilers for them.

        That was about spoilers from other people. But you can spoil yourself from reading translation very well if you read another translation that is not much worse.

        1. firelight777

          Imo you are 110% wrong. Stories are about the journey, not the result, but when you know what’s going to happen it ruins the experience. Even if you know an event is going to happen, you don’t know when, and that’s to the detriment of enjoying the story, there’s no longer any anticipation of joy from reading it.

          1. Jonathan Hurd

            The other thing is everyone enjoys stories their own way. There are people who like to know the ending before they go through it all, but at the same time there are people who like to be in the dark and read through it without knowing how it will end. I would warn just because you don’t mind spoilers doesn’t mean other people do not as well.

            Its fine if you are happy knowing, but it can possibly hurt other peoples reading experience if they came to the comments section and accidentally had something spoiled for them when they didn’t want to hear it.

  2. firelight777

    Thanks for the chapter! I’m seriously starting to wonder how op his bag is going to be, since at this rate I could imagine it becoming a whole new world

  3. Jonathan Hurd

    So I think Yu Ilhan will win largest contribution for this quest no matter what, but I do have to wonder does his clearing that dungeon filled with third class monsters count towards his score? I mean if he didn’t kill them they would be out and would have to be killed…

    Another thing I am slightly curious about is if the newly formed clans are counted as one entity for Heavens Quest. If so does that mean that all the members together are competing against Yu Ilhan alone. If that is true I am going to laugh my ass off when he even beats Empress using the super powered stave he made for her and all her followers, hehehehehe.

  4. Inbetweenaction

    well, he is a junior deathgod already… so i guess he will get a promotion? or just get the title god of war or something…

    Would laugh my ass of if he became the lone god (to be confused in all translations with the one god….)

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      Could be his third class promotion. I mean hes already a Shinigami which is kind of a god of death. I would be so happy if his Third class is War God. After the amount of things hes killed and how he is going one man killing machine in the middle of the enemy monster army. Would make sense to me.

  5. João Freitas

    hahaha i knew it
    in the last chapter i predicted that someone with an impossible level would appear and bang there she is
    there is no way that she would be close to 60 when he started this dungeon, yet she is 60 here and him only a mere 75 after cleaning up a dungeon full of 3rd class monsters
    it’s obvious the author completely lost track of his plan for levels unless like i said before the regular quests(that he can’t get) have something like 100 million exp rewards

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I’m not so sure why its impossible for her to be 60. She finished her Class Promotion when Yu Ilhan came back from the Grand Canyon. So that means she was at least level 50 by then. Also as we have seen with Yu Ilhan himself she could still fight and level even while waiting for that final item so after Yu Ilhan got back she could be even higher than 50.

      Then going by the time frame after that. Yu Ilhan started work on the staff that took him a few weeks of collecting materials in both dungeons. Then we have about two more weeks of him making weapons for Vanguard. Honestly if she wasn’t level 60 after about a month and a half of free time she would of been majorly slacking.

  6. lemeres

    I think I will revise my position:
    “The God of Concealment…. has not noticed you.
    He has tried his best to find you, but ultimately, he has failed.
    As a result, he shall commit suicide to atone for this dishonor.

    You have satisfied the prerequisite of being the stealthiest being alive.
    Title ‘God of Concealment’ has been added.”

      1. lemeres

        And cataclysms are not supposed to cascade, the time stop was only supposed to be for 10 years, and there shouldn’t be 100 3rd class monsters just ready for the protagonist to farm.

        I realize that this title is likely metaphorical- everyone is just going to assume that the protagonist is a divine being since he skills so thoroughly and with so many weird tricks… still, ‘rules’ are kind of flexible when the protagonist is involved. So maybe he could end up being a god.

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