bird, letting such a bird loose would certainly cause substantial damage.
However, in the latter case…

‘I’ll take the offspring.’

Jigwis looked like birds, but were clusters of spirits; that meant they were spectral beings without fixed shapes.
They had simply chosen to look like birds for no reason other than following the habits of their ancient ancestors, which meant they could change into other forms depending on the environment they grew up in.
It was even possible to train them to have a good nature, and the owner could bestow them a certain level of intelligence.

‘I really want to have the offspring, because there’s a possibility that it can become a mythical creature—no, a divine creature,’ Chang-Sun thought, smiling faintly.

As the offspring had the fire attribute, it would be best if it grew up to be a fire-type divine creature.
Perhaps it could become a phoenix that could rise from the ashes multiple times, or a phantom dragon that fed on illusions.
It could even become a Bulgasari[3], considering its death attribute.

However, it did not matter what the offspring grew into; Chang-Sun was confident that he could get any result he wanted after hatching the egg.
Besides, he had also become a Jigwi, so raising a Jigwi would not be a problem.

‘I’ll have to decide after checking on the egg’s condition,’ Chang-Sun concluded.

Depending on how close it was to hatching, the potential options Chang-Sun had to choose from for the offspring would vary greatly.

[The Celestial ‘Abyss-Chasing Great Devil’ is interested.]

[The Celestial ’Twilight-Piercing Owl’ wishes for a righteous divine creature that resembles you to hatch from the egg.]

The two deities reacted with interest, realizing what Chang-Sun had planned just from seeing where he was heading.
As usual, Minerva misunderstood Chang-Sun very nicely (?), but Mephistopheles unexpectedly revealed a different reaction.

Even after Chang-Sun had rejected him in the ‘Choose a Guardian’ Scenario Quest, Mephistopheles had just continued to watch without saying anything.
Although Chang-Sun was unsure why Mephistopheles was acting that way, he had moved on without paying much attention to it, as no one could tell what Mephistopheles was truly thinking.

[The Jigwis’ nest has been found!]

It was not difficult to locate the nest’s exact location; Chang-Sun simply had to follow his ‘gut feeling’.
The area near the nest was covered with scorch marks, as well as piles of half-eaten monster corpses.
His nostrils filled with the stench of rotting corpses, Chang-Sun drove the Nameless Spear into the ground just as Baek Gyeo-Ul had done.


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The ground was overturned several times, revealing an egg buried beneath it.
Like the Jigwis, the egg was quite large, the size of a human torso.

‘I found it.’

[Jigwi Egg]

The egg laid by a Jigwi couple.
It looks as if it will take a while to hatch.

· Type: Egg.

· Effect: Hatch Demonic Creature.
Bestow Attributes*.
(*If it is used as an ingredient.)

After examining the Jigwi egg from multiple angles, Chang-Sun’s eyes shone.
The pattern on the egg’s shell was vivid, and the shell itself was also firm.
On top of that, when he examined it with [Viper Eyes], the entire egg shone with a bright blue light, which meant the Jigwi couple had taken very good care of it.

‘Its power balance, growth status, and health… The egg is in perfect condition.
It’ll be best to raise the egg into a divine bird.’

There was a divine bird called the Yukdeokwi.
It resembled an eagle, and flew as swiftly as a hawk.
However, it was so large that a person could ride on it, and powerful enough that it could hunt the king of the mountain, the tiger.

The Yukdeokwi ate evil creatures and stopped misfortune.
As it fed on the energy of death, it only did good things for humans, saving any beings who ought to live and devouring all those who ought not to.

Thus, Yukdeokwis were normally found on battlefields, as they brought victory to the righteous and defeat to the wicked.
They were also known for blessing warriors and cheering for heroes, acting as guides to the Underworld whenever those warriors and heroes died.
In many ways, a Yukdeokwi was a perfect divine bird for Chang-Sun, who moved constantly from battle to battle collecting lives.

Whenever a Yukdeokwi encountered a tiger, it would swoop down on the tiger’s head to enjoy a delicacy, the tiger’s eyes.
That made Chang-Sun like the bird even more, as he was trying to hunt a tiger named Heoju.

[The Celestial ‘Calamity Tiger’ is curious as to what kind of creature you will hatch the egg into.]

[The Celestial ‘Calamity Tiger’ advises that it would be better if the egg hatched into a rare wild animal-type creature, especially a tiger-type, instead of a nasty winged animal-type.]

Although Chang-Sun inwardly mocked Heoju, he outwardly bowed in Heoju’s direction as if he were grateful for a blessing.

[The Celestial ‘A Good Season to Hunt’ objects to ‘Calamity Tiger’s opinion!]

[The Celestial ‘A Good Season to Hunt’ advises that a hawk or a hound-type creature is the best match for a natural-born hunter such as you.]

[The Celestial ‘A Good Season to Hunt’ advises that a Boramae or a Yinshan Tiangou would be a good match for you.]

‘Surprisingly, she decided to speak up,’ Chang-Sun thought.

A Boramae[4] was a bird of prey-type mythical creature that was known to accurately read its master’s mind, and a Yinshan Tiangou was a dog-type monster that stopped unfortunate events from happening with its calming howl.

It was said that a little knowledge could be a dangerous thing, but sometimes a person would say the right thing even with such little knowledge.
That was what Pabilsag was doing at the moment.
Of course, however, Heoju would never think of such a thing.

[The Celestial ‘Calamity Tiger’ snorts, saying that such creatures are mere snacks for him.]

[The Celestial ‘A Good Season to Hunt’ glares at ‘Calamity Tiger’ for making fun of her friends.]

[The Celestial ‘Calamity Tiger’ bares his fangs and stares at her, asking what she will do about it.]

[The Celestial ‘A Good Season to Hunt’ searches her belongings to find arrows.]

[The two Celestials ’ relationship is worsening very quickly!]

The other Celestials who watched Chang-Sun usually did not care what Pabilsag babbled about, but Heoju was different.
Due to his greedy and violent nature, he never left anyone who challenged him alone.
Even though he was going against the ‘Primordial Evil Dragon’ Tiamat’s daughter, he seemed not to care.

‘Birds of a feather flock together,’ Chang-Sun thought without paying much attention to the deities’ fight.

In any event, he had no reason to waste time, as he had obtained such a good egg.


Chang-Sun hurried onward to the Secret Tiger Lab.

Gildal (길달) is a Dokkaebi (supernatural creatures often likened to Korean ‘goblins’) that appears in the text Samguk Yusa (삼국유사), but depending on the source, he is also occasionally described as a ghost or monster.

Chang-Sun is talking about the Secret Tiger Lab.
This is Korean wordplay.
‘은’ has various meanings, such as ‘은’밀하다 (secret), 은 (silver), etc.

Also called Bulgasal, this is an unkillable monster from Korean mythology that can provide protection against disasters and fire.

This is actually a Korean term for a baby hawk, but the novel uses it to refer to a mythical creature.

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