IBTVTHIOW - C103
Ep 103. Magic Circles
[Hello, this is the news . Today, a terrorist appeared at a subway station in downtown Seoul, causing confusion among citizens. Fortunately, Hero Stardus appeared on time and arrested the criminal without casualties. Detailed information is from reporter Nam Sang-min]
Just because our Ego Stream is temporarily shut down, it doesn’t mean that the Republic of Korea becomes peaceful.
As it has clearly passed the beginning phase of the original work, villains begin to pour out in earnest from the middle part.
By now, Stardus should be rolling around and cleaning out those dirtbags. But… Uh, maybe because I’ve trained her too much, she can catch other villains easily now.
In fact, there seems to be no match for Stardus other than my Ego Stream.
In fact, as I recruit or remove really strong villains in advance, the remaining ones will naturally be the weak ones. As such, the people in my Villain Union are of jewel-like essence.
They are especially strong in the original comic, as they keep pressuring Stardus. And what are those aren’t-common-villains one doing now?
“Seo-eun and Sehee. Who eats beans like that? Look at Ha-yul and Cha-yoon, you guys have to eat it like this.”
They’re being scolded for picky eating beans.
Those two, with sad eyes, picking up the beans gathering on one side of the bowl. That’s the case for Seo-eun, but for Choi Se-hee, why isn’t she being picky towards beans when she’s already that age?
….Of course, I could avoid such mishaps by removing less beans from the beginning when I get my plate. I can’t stand beans either.
Anyway, it’s a normal-looking dining table, but all the people here are really extraordinary.
Firstly, there’s me, who knows everything that will happen in the future, then Seo-eun, who is eating beans next to me, is a genius hacker, and Choi Se-hee is an A-class villain.
Ha-yul is the only healer in Korea.
Soobin is an all-around person who knows computers and drives all kinds of transportation, and even Death Night, which is sweeping the yard behind, was an S-class villain in the original.
It’s a line-up that makes your heart feel grand.
Even the Vine Witch or those Le Peace who are partners with us, hmm. I guess what I’ve done so far in this world is not in vain. In a world like this, people are the most important. Special people.
“I’m done eating!”
As I was thinking about that, Seo-eun and Choi Sehee got up.
“Da-in, you said you were going out tonight, right?”
“Then I’ll be in the basement with Sehee until then. Just call me then!”
After that, those two rushed toward the basement.
“Ha… How long are they going to be like that?””
Soobin sighed as she looked at them.
That’s understandable. They’ve been locking themselves in the basement almost every day since last time. Except for meal time, they’ve been making something.
…At first, I just shrugged it off because I thought it would be good, but as time goes by, I’m starting to doubt. In particular, my doubts are growing day by day as they also hide it from Soobin.
Well, I’ll just wait and see for now.
Honestly, I don’t think that they’re going to make something weird after all. I’m expecting them to surprise me with something useful
“Thank you for the meal!”
Cha-yoon also finished his meal. As soon as he got up, he went out to the yard and helped Death Night clean up.
…But actually. Desik went out there when there’s nothing to clean, saying being inside the capsule was suffocating .
Well, I’m glad that those two got close.
So, the ones who were left at the table are Soobin, me, and Ha-yul, who had a long face, perhaps because she’s a senior in high school now.
“Ha-yul, how are you studying these days?””
“Ugh… Don’t even talk. It’s not easy…”
Ha-yul looks tired as the CSAT is approaching. That’s right. Before that, she would have lived with studying, but it’s not easy to do it now.
Still, since Soobin, who graduated from Seoul National University, is helping, I think there will be at least some result.
Looking at one by one who is living in this house, I suddenly thought that.
Although I’ve been working hard thinking only about the future that prevents me from dying, I am determined to devote everything to Stardus.
As I kept gathering one by one, now there are quite a few people beside me who trust and rely on me.
With that in mind, I also remembered Lee Seola.
I think she likes me a little, too.
I don’t even know why, actually. Is it because she likes the information I gave her? It may be because Lee Seola is so ambitious.
But as I don’t know anything about her for sure, I’m slowly building our relationship.
Still, I even told her my name because she was so friendly, but these days, she’s been whining about letting her come visit our house, which is a big problem.
…Maybe, I should invite her after the next main event. I honestly expect she won’t think about betraying me by then.
Anyway, that’s not the problem now.
Now we have to prepare for another main event for early next year.
To stop the Wolgwanggyo brats’ actions.
It’s a pseudo-religion that believes in the vain story that the moon god in another dimension will come to clean up the world, and create a new world.
It would be described like that… The problem is that that is somewhat true. There’s actually something mysterious about the moon. There’s a different dimension to it. It seems like an original worldview.
In conclusion, these crazy people are trying to destroy the world by directly descending the moon god. The bishop is out of his mind.
If HanEun group members were the main villains of the first phase in the original, the Wolgwanggyo guys will be the main villains of the second phase. Particularly, they certainly ruined Seoul, which has already been half ruined by the HanEun group, with a woman who has no weakness at all, the Moonlight Shaman, from the middle part. Not once but several times.
Of course, Stardus tried to prevent it, but even the current Stardus won’t be able to beat them, there was no chance for Stardus in the original comic. Armed with all kinds of magic and the special power of the moon, they were powerful. When Stardus finally knew how to defeat and sent them away, Seoul was already destroyed.
On top of that, the viciousness of these guys is that monsters of two dimensions began to pour into the earth, which is not even an urgent matter right now. The problem is that in a few months, the Moonlight Shaman will commit the first terrorist attack.
A few months later, a massive terrorist attack will take place in the middle of Seoul.
The first terrorist attack caused by a woman named Moonlight Witch from Wolgwanggyo.
Starting with her first and nearly ten attacks, she will succeed in completely destroying Seoul with a few attacks alone. It’s like magical storms happen in the middle of Seoul.
If you ask why the heroes couldn’t stop them right from the beginning, it’s simple.
It’s because of the magic circle that those Wolgwanggyo brats have spread out in Seoul for months and years before the attacks.
From the magic circle that absorbs their magic of the moon to the magic circle that weakens the heroes’ abilities, the magic circle that causes people to lose their memories if they come close to it, they bring Seoul down with a doping and thorough preparation that no one can stop.
It’s not until later that the association finally succeeds in killing the Moonlight Shaman by driving her to a place where the magic circle is not drawn. It was too late by then. Seoul is already destroyed.
I mean, those magic circles need to be taken care of in advance. By who? Me.
For that reason, at this late hour, I’m standing in the middle of the streets of Seoul. With Seo-eun and Choi Sehee.
“So, what are you looking for?”
“The Magic Circles.”
Choi Sehee frowned as if I sounded a bit nonsense.
I kindly explained to her in a way that even beginners could understand.
“Throughout the area, there are magic circles that are large enough that you have to take pictures with satellites to see. And, hmm, we need to find them.”
“…Da-in. What is ‘magic circle’?”
Seo-eun looks confused.
Well, the magic circle is…
“It’s just a kind of superpower, and if you activate it, the neighborhood where those magic circles are drawn will get a kind of buff.”
It’s not really a superpower. Because this is magic related to the moon, and superpowers are a completely different category.
However, it’s difficult to explain religious stories about the sun, moon, and stars one after another, so I decided to just say so.
“Who drew it?”
“They are called Wolgwanggyo, and they’re going to terrorize soon, so they must have drawn a magic circle here. We have to find it in advance.”
“…Wait, isn’t that what heroes should do? Not we, the villains?”
“Isn’t it meaningless to argue about it now? Let’s just look it up. Find the rim of the circle. It’s so big that it looks like a line.”
“But it’s night time right now. Can you see anything?”
“I’d prefer this time because there are no people. And Seo-eun, you brought it, right? Yeah, it’ll be easier if you wear this because you can find something that shines brightly..”
I gave everyone the night vision glasses, and it was about time so I shouted.
“Now, let’s go!”
“…I wonder if we can find it.”
Leaving Seo-eun’s grumbling behind, we launched a search.
In the middle of the city, looking for the magic circles.
…I wonder if we can find everything within today.
And after a while.
[Da-in, I think I found something similar]
“Really? Let’s see.”
I ran there as I heard a word from Seo-eun, and soon we finally found it.
A subtly slanted line that extends long, like a scribble, on the dirt floor And the special symbols in it.
“That’s it! I knew that they would have made it by now! Good job, Seo-eun!”
“Urg! Da-in, put me downnnnnnnnnn.”
I, who lifted Seo-eun up swinging her a few times in the air, left the hazy child behind and analyzed the magic circle’s symbols.
The inverted triangle inside this triangle maybe… was a device that restrained the heroes’ abilities.
“All right! I just need to find a few more. Let’s cheer up!”
“Wait, we’re not done yet?”
Yup. There are a lot.
They kind of love doping.
So we searched Seoul for days and found a few more large-drawn magic circles.
“….Honestly, I think Stardus should bow to this guy. You’re doing everything she has to do.”
I just gently patted the grumbling Seo-eun’s head.
Slowly, just like that.
The time for the next main event was approaching.
Stardus, Icicle, and even Shadow Walker are helpless even though he wakes up at night.
And at the same time, on the day of the return of Egostic’s Live Broadcasting.