Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 31
Chapter 31: Chapter 31
Translator: Nyoi_Bo_Studio Editor: Nyoi_Bo_Studio
Sui Xiong was never a coward, and never gave in, even when he was defeated. When he was still a human, he believed in the principle of repaying kindness with kindness and enmity with enmity, and he always acted on it. After he had been transported, he elevated this principle to a higher level, which was to “return the favor three times, and exact revenge ten times.”
Now that the God of Conspiracy dared to cause his followers to plot against him, he would truly be ruthless in getting his revenge!
To do this, he would devour his oracle.
The God of Conspiracy was furious about Sui Xiong’s arrogant provocation, and he had been in a situation before where his oracle was killed. But this time his oracle was stopped by a gigantic, stupid jellyfish, and was going to become it’s dinner… He couldn’t stand the idea of it!
He immediately activated his magic power, and a black crack appeared in the night sky; thousands of dwarves with gray-black skin and black robes flew out from it. They had wide wings on their back and pure black halos on each of their heads. They could also hide themselves from most detection tactics. Each of them had a pure black knife, which was called a “knife of betrayal” that was extremely poisonous, and whoever was cut by it would surely die.
These killers were from the army of the God of Conspiracy, as well as an Army Corp that consisted of ruthless killers who always hid in the shadows. If Ryan managed to go to the Holy Kingdom of the God of Conspiracy, he would likely become a killer of this kind.
Despite seeing numerous killers flying through the sky, Sui Xiong was not afraid at all. The huge jellyfish opened its mouth, and a dazzling white light was released. Then, the light turned into thousands of light arrows and penetrated each killer’s body.
These light arrows were made from the strong positive energy, which was the exact opposite of the negative energy that the killers’ bodies were made from.
Bang, bang, bang.
The killers had been wiped out!
“Come! Use every tactic you have!”
Sui Xiong waved his tentacles and shouted at the God of Conspiracy, who was hiding behind the crack he had made in the sky.
The God of the Conspiracy was so furious that his body was trembling. He had no time to think about the fact that he may have consumed too much energy, and brandished the magic objects in his hands. Then, black lightning flashed across the sky and fell right upon the huge jellyfish.
Sui Xiong’s huge tentacles were surrounded by dazzling blue light, and they collided with the black lightning, making a roaring sound come from the sky. The blast tore apart the clouds in the sky, and they drifted away.
The uninjured jellyfish laughed proudly and waved it’s tentacles towards the sky. On its back, there was a huge human face that also laughed at the God of Conspiracy.
Seeing this, the God of Conspiracy calmed down.
He knew clearly the situation he was in, and he did not consider himself a god who was brave or skillful in battle. If he initiated an attack, no matter how hard he tried, his power would only be as strong as the black lightning unless he took the risk of moving his Holy Kingdom to the human world. If the huge jellyfish could handle the lightning without being harmed, he thought he would not be able to find a way to defeat it.
Of course, he could use one of his replications; the four-faced beast that was dragging itself toward the jellyfish’s mouth was an ideal host. But he gave up the idea after thinking through it carefully.
He hoped to save face, for losing an oracle was not worth his losing one of his replications.
He had no idea what this huge jellyfish was, and thought there was a powerful kind of god behind it, like the big lion that liked travelling in the human world, or the guy who was obsessed with using weapons, and had fought with almost every god, or… He was listing his enemies, but there were too many to count.
His “interpersonal relationships” with others were no better than that guy who was obsessed with taking arms against others. If he came to the human world, even a god who was not his enemy would probably fight with him, not to mention the gods he had made enemies with.
Thinking this, the great God of Conspiracy sneered, and cut off his connection with the four-faced beast and paid no attention to the area.
A voice echoed through the night sky, “Be careful of the dagger behind you.”
There was no shame in giving in, and he was indeed a shameless god.
As for his anxious follower who was praying to him from time to time, he was too busy to care about him…
Ryan was desperate, and those who watched from the cave where treasured objects were stored were in a daze.
Sui Xiong had projected the scene of his fight with the God of Conspiracy in the cave, and both Gerrard and Palin were completely stunned and unable to even think.
My god! They could not even believe their eyes! A real god had been defeated, forced to abandon his oracle and had dejectedly withdrawn!
“I already knew His Majesty was extremely powerful, but not even he thought he could be this invincible…” Gerrard scratched his head and opened his mouth to try to say something but failed to find any words.
Palin was extremely surprised, and fearfully asked, “Is he… a god?”
“Yes, he is the god I believe in, the Void Faceless.”
“What are his priesthood and doctrine?” Palin asked. “If I want to believe in him, how should I pray?”
Obviously, after seeing how powerful this unknown god was, the young wizard had already decided to follow him.
In the past, Palin did not believe in any god; although, he used to pray to the god that the pygmies believed in, the Goddess of Fortune, he was just putting on a show. He never admitted a doctrine to a certain god, or was ever touched by the greatness of a certain god. In religious people’s eyes, he was a non-religious, even if he would sometimes read the name of a god out or pray to a god, he did not really mean any of it, and it had nothing to do with belief.
In this world, the religious sector divided the people’s belief into six levels: non-religious, zero-religious, pan-religious, sincere-religious, frenzy-religious and holy-religious. The non-religious referred to atheists, not only did they not believe in a god, they also denied the existence of god. The zero-religious referred to those people who admitted the existence a god, but refused to believe in them. The pan-religious referred to those who considered belief as a sort of deal, so they would pray to a god when they were in need, and hope they could get the result as soon as they prayed. The sincere-religious referred to people who admitted the doctrine of the god, and they would pray faithfully, and were willing to go to the Holy Kingdom when they died. The frenzy-religious referred to those who believe in god and are wild about spreading their beliefs to make more people to follow them. And finally, the holy-religious, referred to people who acted on the doctrine and could fully show their god’s will like a oracle.
Among the people that Sui Xiong had met so far, the old Soth was a pan-religious of the Goddess of Fortune; Ryan was a sincere-religious of the God of Conspiracy; Palin was a zero-religious, and as for Gerrard… His belief was difficult to put into a certain category. When it came to personal emotion, Gerrard would definitely be willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of the Void Faceless, and in this regard he could be called a frenzy-religious, but Gerrard knew nothing about the priesthood or the doctrine of the god he believed in, so in this regard, he was not even a pan-religious. However, it was Sui Xiong that had caused this— he had no idea what his own priesthood was, and he was too lazy to write his own doctrine.
Technically speaking, until now, Sui Xiong was not even sure whether he was a god or not.
So, when Palin asked Gerrard about the priesthood and doctrine of the Void Faceless and showed that he would really want to follow this god, both Gerrard and Sui Xiong were confused and did not know what to say.
After a while, it was Gerrard who thought about this, and answered, “His Majesty is a god who elevated himself, and he got the energy from the root of the world. He has not yet developed a belief or a doctrine aimed at humans.”
“I see, he is a god similar to the Ancient Gods of Nature, right?” As a wizard, Palin excelled in the occultism, so he immediately understood what Gerrard had said. He concluded based on Gerrard’s words, “I know the Gods like the God of Four Elements, the God of Earth, the God of Sky… These are all the Ancient Gods of Nature. The faith they had from the mortals can neither increase the magnificences, nor cause any damage to them, but I never thought that I would see an Ancient God of Nature as a newborn!”
Then he said, “Brother White, I think His Majesty should cultivate some followers in the human world. Because the growth of the power of the Ancient Gods of Nature is too slow. If we were in the Archaic times, His Majesty would have had enough time to grow, but we are in a very prosperous world where a god that only relies on himself could easily become the target of other evil gods and be attacked or plundered. It is true that His Majesty is indeed powerful enough to withstand the attack of the God of Conspiracy, but what if a few evil gods initiated their attacks all together?”
Palin sounded very convincing, so both Gerrard and Sui Xiong agreed with him. But Sui Xiong really could not figure out how he could cultivate his own followers; did he really need to spend money to find a few villagers and force them to worship him?
This was just too absurd… Even if there were many people worshiping him everyday, he had no idea what doctrine he should make them follow or how he could protect them.
Especially in this world, the reason why people had chosen to believe in a god was not so that they could be blessed when they were still alive, but so that they would be able to go to the Holy Kingdom to be born again instead of going to the underworld.
However… Sui Xiong did not have a Holy Kingdom.
“So brother Palin, where do you think His Majesty can start from?” Gerrard asked. He did not think too much about this subject, as he was used to asking others when he was confused, and leaving the problem to the wise; he preferred to focus on the execution.
Palin gently touched the cover of the book in his hand and began to contemplate.
As a young low-rank wizard himself, he did not know too much about the belief of a god, but since there were few people in the “Church of the Void Faceless,” he was most certainly the only advanced intellect.
He should be the one to think about these things.