Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint - Chapter 90
Episode 18 – A Reader’s Fight (4)
Han Sooyoung asked with a dumbfounded expression.
“What? What does this mean? Why did he suddenly mention the probability?”
“He is arguing needlessly.”
Why? Was it because I rejected his offer? Dokgak floated in the sky and reported to the Bureau.
The probability judgement…
I didn’t think it would be used in this way. I expected the dokkaebis of other big channels to start a fight but I didn’t expect it to be like this.
Bihyung’s face turned red and he was tearful as he looked between me and Dokgak. It looked like tears would burst out as soon as he was touched.
–W-What? What do I do now?
–Tell me honestly. Did he find out about our contract?
Bihyung shook his head.
–Did he notice you opening the Dokkaebi Bag?
–T-That can’t be.
–Well, don’t panic yet. Even if that is the case, it isn’t something that is worth asking for a ‘probability conformity request.’ In the first place, it isn’t a violation of regulations.
It was true. There was no precedent in which an incarnation made a ‘stream contract’ or could use the ‘dokkaebi bag’, so it wasn’t a direct violation of Star Stream’s regulations.
Bihyung belatedly nodded with relief.
–Y-Yes. I understand.
Seeing this childlike Bihyung, I didn’t know if he was the dokkaebi or if I was. I looked at Dokgak and the low-grade dokkaebis again.
[The #BI-7623 channel manipulation has been reported.]
[The Bureau is currently discussing this issue.]
If I was right, the probability request would eventually be cancelled. Although the story would be different if Dokgak had ‘evidence’ for this…
He was hiding information and I had no way to figure out what it was. Then there was only one way left.
“Hey, can you stop stalling and quickly give me my reward? Don’t you see that the constellations are becoming bored?”
[That is a problem. This is more important than the compensation payout.]
–Have you changed your mind? If you agree with my proposal, I will get rid of all of this for you.
I looked up at Dokgak. Yes, let’s try a frontal confrontation.
“What are your concerns? Let me look. How is the channel I belong to illegally manipulating the scenario? Is there any evidence?”
I would find out what his evidence was if he had it. If he was bluffing, the situation would end immediately.
Dokgak smiled like he had been waiting.
[Do you really want to hear it? You will regret it.]
[This issue involves you, Kim Dokja.]
At this moment, I had a thought.
Was it because I used future information from the text? But due to the filtering, this information shouldn’t have spread to the constellations or the dokkaebis. Otherwise I would’ve already been caught in a probability storm…
[Do you see the screen?]
A huge screen appeared in the air. The screen showed videos of my recent battles. The first screen showed my conflict with Poisoner Lee Seolhwa.
[This is proof.
“…What is the proof?”
The screen just showed that I didn’t kill Lee Seolhwa. Dokgak changed the screen.
[This is also proof.]
The second screen showed me watching the battle between Lycaon and Antinus. What was this…
[This is the third proof.]
On the third screen, I was attacking the Disaster of Questions, Myung Ilsang. It was a scene where Myung Ilsang continuously released his seals. Suddenly, my stomach felt pained.
[What do these screens have in common?]
I realized it at this moment. This guy wasn’t talking to me right now.
[The constellations looking at the screens, do you have any idea?]
Everyone in the area became quiet.
[The fight against the Poisoner, the fight against Antinus and the fight against the Disaster of Questions. There is one thing these three fights have in common.]
Then the screen kept changing.
[He actually had a chance to kill the Poisoner and stop the disaster.]
His finger pointed to the Poisoner.
[He could stop the disaster by killing Antinus.]
Then he pointed to Antinus.
[He could’ve stopped the Disaster of Questions before the seals were released.]
He pointed to Myung Ilsang then he pointed towards me.
[But he ‘deliberately’ didn’t do it.]
“Wait! You are now…!”
Now I noticed what Dokgak was trying to do. Goosebumps covered my entire body.
I see. This was what the dokkaebi was planning.
[Constellations. Incarnation Kim Dokja colluded with the channel’s streamer, ‘Bihyung.’ He deliberately concealed his strength and manipulated the development of the scenario. He made the scenarios harder for malicious purposes.]
Then the final screen appeared. It showed me using Way of the Wind to stop Myung Ilsang.
[He did this to ‘direct’ the last catharsis.]
This bastard, he didn’t intend to ask for the ‘probability conformity request’ from the beginning.
This was his real purpose.
[It is just to rip off coins from you.]
It was the end of Bihyung’s channel.
[Some constellations are silent.]
The evidence that Dokgak exposed didn’t violate the terms of the ‘probability conformity judgment.’ Dokkaebis controlling incarnations to make a scenario interesting wasn’t uncommon.
The problem was the constellations who hated it. The moment they thought I wasn’t serious about the scenario, the constellations would lose interest.
It was like alienating them from the play. The moment the fourth wall between the audience and the character collapsed, the audience would cool off straight away.
This was what Dokgak aimed for.
[The constellation Bald General of Justice’s mouth is gaping open.]
[The constellation ‘Prisoner of the Golden Headband’ is chuckling.]
[The constellation ‘Secretive Plotter’ shrugs like it is fine.]
Some constellations were astonished, some constellations had no idea and some constellations were silent.
The problem was the other constellations.
[Some constellations have left the channel.]
[The constellations questioning the fairness of the channel has left the channel.]
[Some constellations are requesting coin refunds from the channel.]
The constellations left and Bihyung’s channel started to shrink.
[The size of the channel is reduced.]
The messages continuously popped up. Bihyung’s pale body was becoming smaller. His horns were shrinking.
I eventually sighed. “The channel is dead.”
There was only one way left. I looked at the dwindling number of constellations and spoke to Dokgak.
“I understand so give me the compensation when you are done talking. I will accept your offer.”
Dokgak’s lips curved upwards.
–You are smart.
Bihyung’s eyes grew wider with disbelief.
“Don’t look at me like that. It can’t be helped.” I shrugged while speaking in a loud voice.
BIhyung’s lips trembled from the betrayal. This child was scared.
–Bihyung, do you trust me?
–Trust me this once. Aren’t you already ruined?
I finished the communication and spoke to Dokgak.
[Good. Then let’s have a sweet rewards time.]
Dokgak flicked his fingers and the surrounding landscape disappeared. We reappeared in a room reminiscent of a luxury hotel suite.
…This was his ‘official post’? I looked around a bit nervously. Low tables and chairs suitable for a dokkaebi were placed over luxurious rugs. There was a wide variety of alcohol on one side. Later I realized that it was a suitable setting for a dokkaebi who liked to drink.
I finished looking around and approached the window. The landscape outside was…
Oh my god. A darkness with no end filled my vision.
Glittering stars flowed in the darkness of the grand universe. It was a superb vision of the grand universe like endless jewels. The constellations repeated their orbits and rotations, each one part of the huge galaxy.
It was funny that at his moment, I was purely impressed. This was the Star Stream. It was the flow of the great stars that governed all scenarios. Every story began here.
“It is great.” I looked back and saw Dokgak standing there. “Sometimes I just stare blankly at this landscape. I never get tired of this sight.”
“You are now…”
“Ah, are you surprised? This is my ‘real’ voice.”
It was the first time I heard the dokkaebi’s voice. Previously it was always heard through a broadcast. In other words, the sight before me was Dokgak’s real ‘body.’ Dokgak’s eyes shone.
“What are you thinking about?” I asked.
“What do you think? Ah, do you think I’ll kill you?” He burst out laughing. “You know that is impossible.”
“I’m not crazy enough to fight against a dokkaebi either.”
“I like it. Then let’s start the contract.”
Dokgak flicked his fingers and a dokkaebi with a contract appeared before him. It was Bihyung. He was tied up by the system and stared at me with reproachful eyes.
“I brought Bihyung as a notary. In any case, you have to break the contract with him to form a contract with me. The cost of the destruction will be covered by Bihyung.”
I was a bit surprised. This guy, he knew about my contract with Bihyung. It meant he knew from the beginning that I was a good person to attract the ‘find an incarnation’ group.
I pretended to be calm. “Do as you like. I don’t care.”
“It is good that the story is fast. Would you like to check the contract? It is also my first time making such a contract.”
I read the contract. Needless to say, the contract was completely full of adverse conditions for me. Donations would be distributed 5:5. There were also some conditions that bound my freedom. Even now, I was the ‘gap’ instead of the ‘eul.’
Dokgak laughed. “How about it? This is the industry average but I can make some adjustments.”
It sounded like the industry average. Bihyung also tried a similar contract in the beginning.
I nodded and said, “Well, it isn’t bad. But before I sign the contract, I have a suggestion.”
“Suggestion? What is it?”
“Isn’t it a shame if I’m the only one moving channels? Surely you won’t be satisfied with just one thing? There are some strong constellations in my channel.”
“Hoh? Who are they?”
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Dokgak looked surprise at each modifier.
“Prisoner of the Golden Headband? I didn’t think you would have such constellations… Bihyung, you are quite good.”
Bihyung hissed through his gag.
I continued speaking. This was the most important part.
“Honestly, I don’t want to leave these constellations behind in this channel. Therefore, I want you to build a bridge so that the constellations can move channels with me.”