Chapter 166: The Monkey King’s Palace (10)
Yeon-woo nodded his head at the Monkey King’s vestige. He hadn’t really helped him, but it was true that he got this opportunity.
And Yeon-woo was able to learn something after seeing the vestige. That he still had a long way to go. He also became sure that he would be able to reach that point if he continued to train.
“I know you don’t really think that.”
The Monkey King smirked and waved.
The space shifted and a red portal opened.
“Then that’s enough talking. If you leave through here, you can go back to where you came from.”
Yeon-woo was about to step inside the portal, but he turned his head back after he remembered something.
“Didn’t you hear me? The questions you…..”
“Wasn’t it only questions about the quest that were limited?”
“Mm? It wasn’t a question about the quest?”
The Monkey King tilted his head. As if asking what he had to ask him.
Yeon-woo moved back from the portal and extended his right arm to him.
“Do you know about this bracelet?”
The Monkey King’s vestige examined Yeon-woo’s bracelet thinking that he would flick him hard if the bracelet wasn’t worth anything.
No, he didn’t know if the word bracelet was appropriate. Perhaps ‘handcuffs’ would be better. The black chains that reached up to Yeon-woo’s arms stood out. They were as blck as the night sky.
The Monkey King looked at the bracelet with an interested expression, but his face hardened after examining it closely.
“I think it’s made of the same material as the Ruyi Bang. Am I right?”
“Where did you get this?”
Yeon-woo thought about whether he should tell him the truth, but he was the person who asked the question. So he skipped the important parts and said Astrape had taken on this form when he was in the Olympus Treasury.
And the vestige’s face turned strange.
“I think it has to do with souls.”
“It deals with the dead?”
“And how powerful is it?”
Yeon-woo lightly waved his hand and summoned the Monster Portents.The shadows stretched out and monstrous creatures stepped out.
The vestige’s eyes were completely narrowed, deep in thought. It was a bit awkward seeing him this serious because he had been so calm.
But Yeon-woo hoped for the secret of the bracelet to be revealed. Because only then would he be able to unlock the remaining options.
“Even Soul Magicians can’t do this. You have to be at least the level of…..”
There were countless types of players in the Tower, but of them, it was hard to find someone who skillfully handled souls. That was how clear the line between life and death was, and even if they could handle them, there were limits.
But the vestige understood as soon as he saw the Black King’s Despair. This was an artifact that surpassed logic.
And since it was an artifact that swallowed Astrape. He had heard about the spear from rumors. This bracelet might give the Ruyi Bang a run for its money.
But what pulled his interest the most was what it was made of. Godly Precious Metal. To think that the rare metal to make the Ruyi Bang would be used here. And it was completely made of the metal.
“First, it’s Godly Precious Metal like you said.”
Yeon-woo nodded his head.
“However, I don’t know what it is no matter how many times I looked at it. There’s some things that remind me of it, but it looked completely different. And it’s level is high. This is definitely a weapon of a god. Definitely.”
Yeon-woo was disappointed at the fact that he hadn’t been able to discover what it was this time tiehr, but his eyes sparkled at the last part.
A weapon of a god.
He had guessed it was something similar to that when it swallowed Astrape, but now he was sure.
This might be something that could be compared to Aegis, no, it might be more powerful than Aegis.
Then who was the Black King?
“You said there were two more artifacts like this?”
“I don’t know who made it, but I’m sure. Neck and feet. There’s additional artifacts. And they’re probably similarly shaped to this.”
The Monkey King’s vestige crossed his arms.
“Do you wanna know something funny?”
“What is it?”
“It’s known that Godly Precious Metal is so rare that even gods and demons can’t use it, right?”
“But did you know it’s the opposite?”
“What do you…..?”
“It’s not an artifact that they can’t get enough of, but they’re actually afraid of it.”
Yeon-woo’s eyes widened at the unexpected sentence.
The Monkey King snickered like Yeon-woo’s expression was funny and continued to speak.
“This metal is the sole tool that can seal gods and demons.”
“Godly Precious Metal was used to control gods who did bad deeds. Or to ban them. The Ruyi Bang was used to seal off Devil Kings too.”
Yeon-woo thought of the legend of the Monkey King who had traveled with Tan Sanzang. At the time, the Devil Kings who had been in their way were easily pushed away. And the Journey to the West was what described that.
“The same goes for your tool.”
The Monkey King’s vestige stroked his chin.
“It looks like something used to bind a criminal. And it turned into the property of the criminal through its vestige because the criminal was bound in it for a long time. I think it’s someone related to death. But that’s all I can know.”
Yeon-woo nodded his head. This was enough.
He became sure that the Black King was a powerful person that even gods were afraid of, and that he was related to death.
Then his range of research would become smaller. He felt like he would be able to find who it was if he closed the range just a bit more.
Yeon-woo expressed his gratitude again. The Monkey King waved his hand like it was nothing.
“I saw something interesting for the first time in a while. I didn’t know there was someone like my actual body. Ah, and if you meet my actual body, don’t show that. His greed for treasure is extraordinary.”
“I’ll be careful.”
And he disappeared into the red portal.
With that, the imaginary world closed.
“Hehe. Interesting guy.”
The Monkey King’s vestige’s eyes sparkled.
Actually, from when Yeon-woo had entered, he had been peeking into his different appearances.
“Someone who awoke the energy of a dragon. He reminds me of someone. Doesn’t he?”
The vestige raised his head to the sky. The dragon god looked down at him and nodded his head.
Since his old owner had fought like him once as well. He felt a strange deja vu.
He didn’t express it, but the dragon god had actually given Yeon-woo a lot of benefits. From releasing him from his tiredness with the Cintamani stone and letting him relax in the breeze.
The vestige looked at the guy reminiscing about the past and turned around, bitterly smiling.
And something came to his mind.
He had said he didn’t know what the bracelet was, but he actually did. He just didn’t recognize it right away.
That material and form was only used on one person, so it was easy to tell who’s it was.
“That Hermes bastard, I guess he’ll be busy.”
And while he was muttering mysterious words to himself. The Monkey King’s vestige felt something sharp and twisted his head.
The space was trying to be opened.
Yeon-woo thought it might be Yeon-woo because he left something behind. But realizing that the wavelength was unfamiliar, his face hardened.
The dragon god twisted his body and thrust the Cintamani stone forward. His face settled calmly.
This was the imaginary world of the Monkey King’s vestige. This was like his holy territory.
Even though he was only the shedding, he was still pretty strong. So it was impossible for the greatest gods on the 98th floor to force themselves in.
So the fact that they were easily entering meant one thing.
His actual body was moving, or it was ‘something’ related to him. Since no one would ask for permission to enter their own home.