Humanity Itself Is Strong - Chapter 57
To take the power of the mirror.
You must take the power of Bergebut.
Cobras with their heads raised stiffly were facing Jin-seong, standing on a pile of skulls.
The vertical pupils, shining red and hideous, stared at him as if trying to pierce him.
But Jin-seong just stared at them back without saying a word while taking out Tyrfing.
‘Their powers are superior in accuracy, speed, and durability compared to the jingjo of Kim Oh-seong.’
Their slimy, black scales are like armor, which will easily damage Oriharcon Blade. They do not overpower the jingjo of Malek in strength, but they are superior in other parts.
‘Give confusion and watch for an unguarded moment.’
Thinking to himself, Jin-seong got up from the pile of bones.
Six snakes spouted black venom towards Jin-seong.
In an instant, Jin-seong was covered in venom.
Just then, the pile of skeletons covered in venom melted and a venomous vapor rose.
Giant cobras were approaching him from all directions, sticking their tongues out.
However, Jin-seong was obscured by steam, and the snakes couldn’t find any traces of him. So they swung their tails and smashed the bones.
But still, Jin-seong was nowhere to be found.
The snakes shook their heads in search of Jin-seong who disappeared.
Suddenly, the figure of Jin-seong appeared in between the crumbed pile of bones.
The tails of angry snakes fell on him.
But even though Jin-seong was hit by a series of attacks that were enough to crush him completely, there was not a single dust on his body.
Jin-seong laughed bitterly as he watched the cobras swinging their tails towards him.
The ring on Jin-seong’s right hand was shining white.
[Scammer Meng’s Ring is activated! You have created a hallucination in your desired location!]
What the cobras have attacked so far was nothing more than an illusion.
But the stupid cobras were still busy making their attacks.
In the chaos, the real Jin-seong, who had been hiding on the second floor of the chapel, took off his hood and appeared.
[The effect of ‘Angelos Camouflage Cloak’, ‘Camouflage’ is deactivated!]
Jin-seong climbed on the second-floor railing and jumped down towards the cobras.
And he swung the sword with all his might.
By a single blow, the head and body of the jingjo were split into two.
Then they both fell to the floor and convulsed.
Jin-seong, who appeared out of thin air, stabbed Tyrfing into the corpse.
[Magic Sword, Tyrfing of the Storm is displeased with you for wielding him! It’s going to counter your movement!]
At the expected alarm, Jin-seong quietly activated Dark Matter.
[Consuming enough magi to appease Tyrfing!]
[Tyrfing is not happy with you, but he doesn’t reject the magi!]
The sword, which had been shaking like crazy, soon calmed down.
‘The magic swordsman must also have had a hard time dealing with this.’
After he calmed down the magic sword, Tyrfing, covered in the blood of jingjo, manifested its unique power.
[Tyrfing is drinking blood from the ‘Venomous Snakes of Greed’! It absorbs the jingjo’s ability ‘Burning Venom of Arrogance’!]
Black energy spewed out from the cobra he had cut and was absorbed by Tyrfing.
As a result, the cobra’s carcass shrunk beyond recognition.
Tyrfing trembled at the vicious energy.
‘Let’s see if they get attacked with their own venom.’
Jin-seong opened Tyrfing’s power and swung it once.
Just then, black energy exploded from Tyrfing and covered a snake.
[Uses 1% of ‘Burning Venom of Arrogance’ stored in Tyrfing!]
Jingjo twisted its body in agony at Tyrfing’s unleashed power.
Then the snake fell to the floor and convulsed. In an instant, it fell into a state of incapacity.
Realizing the power of Tyrfing once again, Jin-seong nodded.
‘They suffer because of their own venom.’
He stabbed Tyrfing into the head of the jingjo and twisted it.
[Uses 3% of 50% of the Catastrophe of Corruption stored in Tyrfing!]
Starting with the head, the whole body of the jingjo collapsed rapidly.
The snake of arrogance rotted in an instant.
The snakes of arrogance had no choice but to retreat at the horrific sight.
The snakes were losing their fighting spirit.
Behind those snakes,
A man’s figure appeared.
“I sent out the snakes first, and it looks like you are already about to slaughter half of them.”
It was a young man neatly dressed in a black priest’s gown.
“It’s difficult for even a professor to kill them this easily.”
Jin-seong silently returned Tyrfing to the slot.
The man in the priest’s gown smiled confidently when his name was called.
“How do you know me?”
“How can I not? Yohan. You’re one of the six clones of Baal and the minister of the Apostolic Palace.”
Seeing Jin-seong speaking calmly, Bergebut thought to himself.
‘Only the lords know about the six clones…. Can it be that there’s a traitor among them?’
But it didn’t really matter.
‘I’ll have to capture this guy’s soul and make him a slave. With Aimur, a crystal ball that corrodes one’s soul, I can turn him into my subordinate.’
“Then I’ll show you my true self.”
After taking off his gown, the young man finally revealed his true self.
With white rays of light, a splendid crown was placed on his head, and he was in silver armor instead of a priest’s gown.
Name: Bergebut (Yohan)
Title: First Prince of Arrogance
Category: Demon King’s clone
Main abilities possessed: Trickster(Transcendence), First Vessel(Unique), Seeker of Lies(A), Master of Snakes(S), Sword Spirit(SSS)
Description: The first clone created by the Demon King of Arrogance, Baal. He is dedicated to the resurrection of Baal and is the strongest of Baal’s six clones.
Bargebut aimed his sword at Jin-seong with a smile.
There was a crystal ball in his other hand, and Jin-seong knew what it was.
‘He brought Aimur.’
Bergebut, who revealed his true self, said while holding the iridescent crystal ball in his hand. It was the crystal ball that corrupted the Pope.
“Aren’t you curious about what this crystal ball will do?”
Bergebut slashed the head of the snake bowing next to him with his sword.
Just then, the snake’s body crushed and was sucked into the sword he wielded.
“And when the weapon ‘Yagrush’ swallows it….”
Cloudy darkness began to form in the transparent crystal ball that Bergebut was holding.
And when it reached the critical point, it started to emit turbid light.
Black energy poured down like a black mist, filling the hall.
The screams and malice carried in the mist began to pressure Jin-seong from all directions.
Jin-seong frowned at the terrible malic raging in a gust of wind.
“That will become the power of Aimur. And anyone exposed to that power either goes insane or dies. Isn’t it funny?”
And he laughed at Jin-seong, who was lowering his head in the dark.
However, Lee Jin-seong, who had to be showing the symptoms of delirium within the cursed realm, was quiet.
Rather, he raised his head, smiling.
“….Is that it?”
“Wait what….? You’re not affected by the Demon King’s armor?”
Jin-seong took out a blue-colored carambit and a lion’s claw. Just then, Bergebut realized what the blue light emitted by the dagger was.
“Wait, is that….?”
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[The Eye of Assisi is activating the second effect, ‘Rose Without Thorns’. You become immune to status ailments caused by the user’s demon species.]
Jin-seong laughed bitterly.
“Are you done introducing yourself now?”
Jin-seong suddenly pulled out a spear from the air with his one hand. It was the holy spear Gae Assail, emitting sparks with golden light.
“….Ha! So you really do possess the holy spear Gae Assail.”
Bergebut, who could no longer remain calm, was shocked to see the holy spear in Jin-seong’s hand.
Jin-seong put back the carambit into the sheath and held the spear long with both hands behind his head.
Bergebut was wary of his posture.
He thought Jin-seong was going to throw the spear.
But his posture was not.
‘Why is he holding the spear like that? Like a hammer?’
The distance between Bergebut and Jin-seong was at least 20 meters apart.
Of course, Jin-seong had a plan.
As if responding to his word, the spear Gae Assail, which became gigantically longer, crashed into the ceiling of the hall.
“What the fuck?”
Gae assail, which hit the ceiling, flew towards Bergebut at a terrifying speed.
Seeing the golden spear coming at a speed that far exceeded expectation, Bergebut flustered.
‘There’s no way I can avoid that!’
The spearhead struck the floor in a flash, drawing a golden arc.
Bergebut’s right arm holding the Aimur got cut off.
Bergebut forgot to fight, grabbed his shoulder, and screamed in pain.
The spear, which had hit the floor, reduced its size and returned to Jin-seong.
“Never thought you would avoid it by bending your neck…”
Jin-seong looked at him and smiled.
“You’re the clone of Baal, indeed.”
Jin-seong then put Gae’s assail back into the slot and started to collect magi in the palm of his hand.
Again, Bergebut was shocked at the sight.
In Jin-seong’s right hand, a black energy orb with sparks was floating.
“He can use the magic swordsman’s energy orbs….?”
Jin-seong said as he grabbed the energy orb with swirling magi.
“This is the end.”
Jin-seong took a step forward and threw the energy orb, just like a pitcher throwing a ball.
The spinning orb flew in a curved orbit.
And exploded where Bergebut was.
In a single blast, two snakes exploded and became scattered into pieces everywhere.
A haze of blood filled the chapel hall.
But Jin-seong quietly turned around.
It was because Bergebut managed to avoid the energy orb.
There, he could see the back of Bergebut, grabbing his cut off arm and running towards the mirror of arrogance.
‘What a quick-witted man.’
Jin-seong followed Bergebut, who was running frantically to the mirror.
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Bergebut was in a panic after experiencing Jin-seong’s power that was far superior than he expected.
‘Fucking pybestry! I will never forget what happened today!’
Bergebut also knew the information about Jin-seong through the administrator.
But according to the information told by the pybestry, Jin-seong was not a threat at all. Bergebut thought of him as an ordinary ranker and as a result, he has been had due to his carelessness.
But the problem was not pybestry.
‘The mirror of arrogance. I need that mirror!’
Through the mirror of arrogance, Bergebut could receive and use the magnificent powers from the Demon King Baal temporarily.
‘I was going to use it when dealing with the crying angel, but I have no choice now!’
He needed such magnificent power to kill a guy like Jin-seong.
Jin-seong, who suddenly appeared in front of him from thin air, pierced Bergebut’s chest with Tyrfing.
Startled, Bergebut turned around and checked where he saw Jin-seong standing a while ago.
But he could see Jin-seong still standing there.
“…..You’re not the only scammer.”
The ring of the scammer which Jin-seong was wearing was shining white.
“But… you were standing over there just a second ago…!”
Right before Bergebut’s eyes, Jin-seong’s figure scattered in the air.
Jin-seong twisted the blade that pierced Bergebut’s chest.
“Okay, it’s time to eat.”
Just then, Tyrfing’s ruby began to glow red.
[Tyrfing of the Storm begins to absorb the power, ‘First Vessel(unique)’ from Bergebut!]