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The Phoenix Arises

Chapter 49: Chapter 23.1

Chapter 120: Difference of Trust

There was a sound, but it wasn't just the dull sound of flesh hitting flesh. Instead, it sounded like water.

Chanyul's jaw dropped.


It was out of his expectations. He had been prepared since Double posed the risk of taking great damage.


The kick struck him wasn't just a strike.

[Flawless Cut (Lv.21)]

That option allowed Dohyuk to make his kick more like a slice. He had not digested an item in search of this option after he arrived at Busan, but after his repeated digestion of many blades, the option that was most common in all bladed weapons increased constantly.

Chanyul's flesh was cut open and blood poured out.

And it wasn't over.

From Chanyul's right, Dohyuk's other leg came down onto the arm, not like a kick, but more of a grab. Dohyuk grasped Chanyul and pulled his arm down. Chanyul was pulled down, and with that, the Dohyuk on the left used the slice kick again.

It was critical. Starting from the nose, the attack reached Chanyul's right eye.


Pain and frustration twisted Chanyul as he swung aimlessly with his left fist. Left Dohyuk barely dodged it, but it made him fall onto the ground instead. Then Chanyul used all his might to swing his right arm that the other Dohyuk was holding onto. Right Dohyuk then was thrown away. As Chanyul freed his right arm, he immediately swung his chakram down at left Dohyuk.

But the left Dohyuk didn't even try to dodge. Instead, he spoke.

“You don't…”

Before he finished, he disappeared.

“…learn, do you?”

The voice came from behind, which was Chanyul's right, just up until a moment ago. Chanyul turned while swinging his chakram, but he was too late. He no longer had his right eye to see Dohyuk while he turned to the right. On the blind side, he just felt coldness.

The blade, or Dohyuk's foot, sliced his neck open.

Chanyul clutched his neck, his blood pouring like a fountain.


The blood did not stop. The cut was severe enough to kill any normal man instantly, but his thousands of stats should allow him to withstand it. But it didn't work either.

[Bleed (Lv.19)]

It was similar to [Flawless Cut], and a very common option in bladed weapons.

With 19 levels, the option that wasn't very useful worked perfectly on an enemy with thousands of stats.

“B-b.a.s.t.a.r.d… what trick…”

Was it the blood loss? Or frustration? Chanyul's voice shook. Through his functioning left eye, he looked at Dohyuk who was standing at a distance.

He was panting with a bit of a pale face that was full of sweat, but that was it.

“…Is it not coming?” he smiled. “The blood loss is a bit much.”

It was as he said. Along with the blood, Chanyul was losing power at an incredible speed. He was also losing blood from his other wounds. He needed to move now.

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Not only that, he could hear Ba'dense's angry voice in his ears. But then… he couldn't imagine himself succeeding in defeating Dohyuk even if he had higher stats.

‘No… I have… better…'

Chanyul then thought and prayed.

‘Master… please… heal me.'

Like other G.o.ds, Ba'dense loved to fight. He was to one to grant power to allow one to fight even if it resulted in the destruction of one's body. But to ask to be healed? It didn't fit his character, nor did he have such power. Chanyul knew this, but he still begged.

‘In just a second… my men will come to help… if they come… I can defeat him and…'

It was still better to win than lose. Ba'dense would not want to lose and Chanyul thought he wouldn't abandon him. But why?


Even if his prayer was being sent, there was no answer.

‘Master! Master! Why…'

Then he heard the voice.

[Shut up.]

It was a cold voice.

[It's over. You useless insect.]

And that was it. Chanyul felt Ba'dense cutting the channel connected to him. He couldn't understand. Then Dohyuk charged at that moment.

Chanyul swung his chakram as the two Dohyuks moved toward him.

“DIE!!!” he shouted as he guessed where Dohyuk would appear if he combined himself back together. It was aimed at both of them also.

“Take it.”

Both of them spoke at once, and Chanyul saw that the Dohyuk who jumped lost his arm and a foot, while the Dohyuk who charged from ground lost his entire right shoulder. But then…


Even then, they did not move. The Dohyuk who jumped, twisted in the air, and the Dohyuk who was on the ground jumped. Chanyul could not believe his eyes. He realized that Dohyuk was giving up his body parts on purpose. One leg came down at his head from the top, and another came from the bottom to cut open his entire body.

Before the blood that splashed could even drop, his body fell.

It was over.

As Chanyul looked up to the sky with blurry vision as he was dying, he felt people coming toward him.


His men. It seemed they were still fine. There were about fifty of them…

“Why are… you so… lat…”

No, there was more.


“What is he saying?”

It was a voice that he couldn't recognize. A girl's voice that he never heard before kept speaking.

“We have 49 wounded and 14 severely wounded… but they are all fine, nothing Giwon's medicine can't heal.”

“Any deaths?”

Heeyun cheerfully replied, “Nope.”

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