Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 55
Chapter 55: Chapter 55
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
It was really not that easy to find a talent like Olian.
Sui Xiong and Ray basically knew nothing about the Geerteng Family, as well as the Geerteng City, and they had no idea where they could find the person they needed. They were wandering aimlessly as if they were trying to dredge up a needle in the sea, and felt like it was even more difficult than a scout who was waiting at the gate of a high school, watching every girl that came out of the school and trying to find a future super star in the film industry among these girls.
Ray knew this very clearly, so when Sui Xiong said he wanted to find a suitable heir to the title of Viscount himself, he was rather doubtful and asked, “You said you want to find a perfect heir, where shall we find him?”
Ray had been an adventurer as well as a bandit for a long time, and he knew very well that finding someone was never an easy task.
It would be better if they knew which person they needed to find. Now they were trying to find someone who they did not even know really existed.
Should they go to a bar, buy the most expensive wine and ask the bartender?
By doing this, they might find out who was best at fighting or who was the richest or who was the most beautiful in the city, but Ray did not think the bartender knew who was the perfect one to inherit the title of Viscount.
If the bartender really had some ideas, he might say the perfect one was Romon or Steele…
“We can not give up before we have even started! I am going to think of a way.” Sui Xiong also realized that his plan might not work. But since he had said he was going to think of a way, he would have to fulfill his promise. Then he began to think really hard and sift through the materials given by the God of Redemption, hoping to find some way.
And surprisingly, he did manage to find one.
It was a very advanced magic spell called “foresee the future.”
It was not a common magic spell, rather it was a “legendary spell.” It’s working principle was rather complicated, so was its result. Based on the preconditions, one needed to simulate what would happen under this condition and do some observations.
The key to this spell was the gap between the one who was observing and the one who was being observed; the bigger the gap was, the more energy the one who was observing could consume and the smaller the gap, the less energy. If one wanted to observe someone whose Person was higher than them, they were just daydreaming.
The person Sui Xiong wanted to find was a mortal, and Sui Xiong was a God, so he thought he would not consume too much energy…
They chose to leave the Geerteng City first, and came to a open and desolated place, then Sui Xiong practiced a spell to shield the scene around him in case he was seen by others. He began to read the paternoster and changed his magic power into invisible clew to connect with the infinite time.
The air in front them began to tremble, wriggle and twist, as if there was something being bred in the air. The atmosphere was getting really terrifying, even the audacious Ray was frightened.
After a while, Sui Xiong finished reading the paternoster, then he use his magic energy to activate the magic spell.
Crack! As if there was a glass in front them that was broken suddenly, the trembled heavily and a vague scene appeared.
It was the Geerteng City, but it was quite different from the one they saw. This Geerteng City was very prosperous and bustling. There were many people on the street and everyone looked very happy, which meant the ruler had been managing the city very well.
In the center, was the Viscount Mansion. They were staring at the mansion, as if they had become two invisible pairs of eyes that were floating in the sky and observing.
Sui Xiong was surprised to find that the magic energy stored in this doppelgänger was drifting away very quickly, but he knew he could not stop at this critical moment, so he clenched his teeth and transported the magic energy from his real body and flew higher into the sky. Then he spread his body and absorbed the magic energy from around him, as much as possible to fill the energy deficit. Even so, he still felt he could not last too long.
Luckily, he was a God after all, and the gap of the Person between him and his target was very big, so the consumption was relatively lower. If a legendary wizard wanted to practice this spell, not only would they need to hold a big ceremony, they would also have to consume a huge amount of magic energy—even so, he saw some vague scenes at most.
Sui Xiong and Ray were watching the scene live, no matter how bad the image quality was. This was something only a God could do.
Then Sui Xiong used his magic energy to further activate this spell; the invisible eyes then began to move quickly and flew toward the Viscount Mansion and right into the government service center.
The Viscount Mansion was not that big, so it just took a short while for the two of them to get into the government service center. Inside the room, there was a calm girl who was wearing glasses. She was frowning and talking with an official next to her.
“That’s her!” Sui Xiong exclaimed, and stopped the spell immediately. The bizarre scene in front of them immediately vanished like a broken water bubble.
Ray was completely stunned and stood still. An exhausted jellyfish God was on his head, as if it was a hat.
“Seriously?!” Ray muttered. “He managed to find the person simply by randomly choosing a target and then practicing a spell? How could this be so easy!”
“Is a God really this powerful? Why do I feel there is something wrong with this… If it is so easy to find someone, I should have been found a long time ago, not to mention by the others. The Brutal Hunter had given their order to hunt me down, they must have practiced a spell to locate me… Besides, through the ages, there were so many powerful men that had ever offended a God, I have never heard of one who had been found simply by a magic spell…”
Sui Xiong did not bother to explain it to this inexperienced and ignorant knight. Easy? Couldn’t Ray tell he was already too tired to get up now!
The more Ray thought about this, the more upset he became. Then he could not help but ask Sui Xiong what on earth was happening, but Sui Xiong himself was not clear either, and the more he explained the more confused Ray became. He had to leave this unsolved problem alone for now.
During this time, Sui Xiong finally managed to pull himself together, then he asked Ray to buy a pen and a few pieces of paper in the city. He then held the pen with his tentacles and began to draw on the paper. Soon he drew a vivid and unedited portrait of the girl with glasses.
“So this is the person we are going to find?” Staring at the picture, Ray secretly praised Sui Xiong. He never thought a jellyfish could be so good at drawing a picture!
“Of course! This is the ‘most suitable and talented lord-to-be’ that was found by me via the magic spell,” Sui Xiong said proudly.
“But I have a question,” Ray said, “the scene we saw just now was a scene in the future, right?”
“Not the future, but a scene in the future which is made possible on the condition that the Geerteng Manor is led by the most suitable talent,” Sui Xiong corrected Ray.
Ray nodded and asked, “Then, the lord we saw, I mean, she is the future self of the person we are going to find?”
Sui Xiong was in a daze, he never thought about this.
“Then, Your Majesty, how does ‘the most suitable and talented lord-to-be’ of the Geerteng Manor look like now?”
Sui Xiong was annoyed by this. He contemplated for a long while and drew a few portraits on a few papers.
Based on his painting knowledge, Sui Xiong predicted how the girl looked like at her different ages. He drew three more portraits in addition to the one of her thirty-year-old self he had drawn earlier: her ten-year-old self, fifteen-year-old self and twenty-year-old self.
With these portraits, they went straight to the pub in the Geerteng City; they paid a few gold coins to an information broker who knew everyone in the Geerteng City and got the information on the girl.
“This is the little Olian. She is a distant relative of the late Viscount who lives in the library.” The old information broker was telling the truth; he immediately recognized the girl after just seeing the girl’s ten-year-old portrait, “But she is already fourteen or fifteen years old. This is a portrait of her younger self; you have preserved it well.”
“Living in the library? Is she the curator of the library?” Ray asked.
“No way! She is just an administrator who is responsible for people borrowing books and registration,” the information broker smiled. “But she also sells books which she has transcribed herself, but those books are not that useful and are just some invaluable books.”
After he found out where the library was, Ray immediately made his departure and it only took him a short while to locate the library.
“Are you sure this girl is the suitable heiress to the title of Viscount?” Watching the young girl in glasses who was sitting quietly behind the long desk in front of the library gate, Ray began to doubt. “Is it possible that because she is wearing a furry shawl that looks like a jellyfish’s tentacles, you thought she was the person we are looking for?”
Sui Xiong was so angry that he knocked Ray’s head with his tentacles and said, “You can doubt my ability, but you can not doubt my personality! I would never choose a person for such a ridiculous reason!”
“Does a jellyfish have a personality…?” Ray gently touched his head. If this were an online game, Ray would have lost one point of his health point, but for him who had an HP of two hundred and fifty, this knock was basically nothing.
Ray could complain as much as he wanted, but knew he had more important thing to do. Ray checked his appearance to make sure he was not that frightening, then he slowly walked over to her and began to talk with her.
“Hello, I am an adventurer who is interested in studying, so could you please tell me how can I borrow a book here?” he asked.
The young girl put down her book and looked at him carefully, then she shook her head.
“You could not possibly be man who is interested in studying,” she said.
Ray was a bit embarrassed when his lies were seen through. He forced a smile and looked around, trying to make himself look mysterious, then he said in a very low voice, “Actually I found a treasure map by accident, and I need to find some clues in this library…”
“Please do not think I am stupid simply because I am still young.” The young girl helped her glasses back onto the bridge of her nose and said, “This is the place where the predecessor’s knowledge was preserved. If you want to perform a comedy, I suggest you go to the pub.”
Ray was speechless for a few seconds, he sighed and said honestly, “My boss thinks you are a girl of great potential, and he wants you to be the next Viscount of Geerteng. I am not lying.”
The young girl who was calm all this time suddenly became worried and said, “A Viscount? How can I be a Viscount? I am just someone who came from the collateral branch of the Geerteng Family… I can never be a Viscount.”
Hearing this, Ray’s eyes lighted, and he said, “But you have thought about this before, right?!”
Before the young girl denied it, Ray said, “Do not deny it, you are not a good liar. It is impossible for you to lie to someone like me, who is very experienced! And do not mention the so-called the collateral branch of the Geerteng Family, you know the former King of the Kingdom of Eagle, which is located in the center of the continent, came from the collateral branch of his family. Since you can see through my lies, which means you are indeed quite capable, and a capable person should be ambitious, there is nothing wrong with it!”
Ray meant to continue to persuade the young girl, but suddenly Sui Xiong gave him a warning, and he instantly jumped ten steps away.
Meanwhile, there was a poor old man with white hair wearing old clothes and holding an old broom, who stood right now right in the place where Ray previously stood, as if he had been there all the time.
Ray looked at the old man from the distance, although he did not feel pressured or threatened by the old man, he indeed felt a oppressing sensation, as if his heart and lungs had been gripped by an invisible hand. He found it difficult to breath.
“A legendary strong man?” he said slowly while taking a deep breath to calm himself down.