Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 57
Chapter 57: Chapter 57
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Sui Xiong could only see some scenes from Ray’s memory, but the amount of information contained in them was sufficient.
For example, he already knew that Ray was indeed from an aristocratic family, which was not a normal aristocracy but a big aristocracy with the right to inherit the throne. However, Ray’s rank as a successor was a bit low, so it was hopeless for him to be the successor under normal circumstances. Perhaps he just had more advantages than Olian.
For another example, he knew Wall was indeed the idol of Ray. Twenty years ago, when Ray was still a child, he was determined to become a great knight-errant that punished the evil and promoted the good. As for why 20 years later he became a robber, perhaps there was a very long story therein.
Moreover, Wall was extremely powerful, and the wanted sign of him was also outrageous. If his real identity was exposed, it probably would not bring protection to Olian but would lead to the destruction of the territory of Geerteng.
It was worth noting that this strongman not only killed the Duke of the Kingdom of Holy Angels but also killed several of the senior officials of the Church of the Sun God. The Kingdom of Holy Angels and the Church of the Sun God were not generous nor benevolent, and they would not forget all the animosities with a smile. On the contrary, they were famous because they sought revenge for petty grievances and because of their aggressive style.
If not for the notorious Kingdom of Holy Angels, Rhodes also did not have to hide the set of jewelry from a prince of this Kingdom which was found in the depth of the treasure cave of Bloody Hand Ruhr. Rather, they would have sold it long before!
Just as he imagined, Ray could not help but ask, “Mr. Wall, aren’t you only in your 80s this year? As a legendary strongman, why do you seem to be so aged?”
His tone had a little anxiety and worry, and even the blind could see the care he had for the elderly man.
Wall laughed, “This aged appearance is only my makeup. Anyone, even a specialized mage, with a power at my level, can naturally master many special abilities. Changing looks for us is not too difficult.”
As he stood up, his body made a slight noise and muscles and bones slowly changed their position. A moment later, who was standing in front of them was no longer the hunching elderly man, but a middle-aged man who had a dignified appearance.
He was a very robust man of medium, powerful build. His black hair was somewhat straggly, which could not hide his bright and almost dazzling pair of eyes. On his right cheek, there was a clear bruise that seemed to be made by a sharp weapon. Normally it would be easy for legendary strongmen to treat this wound, but it was unknown why he always retained the wound.
His hands and feet were quite slender with calluses between the thumb and index finger on both hands. It was unknown whether he was good at holding weapons with both hands, or he could use both hands alternately in quick succession. Although now he was defenseless and wearing an old outfit, he did not seem to be dejected. On the contrary, people felt him to be like a tough statue because he exuded power and prestige from inside out.
If such a guy walked down the street, no one could ignore him. Even if he did not say anything, he would be a particularly dazzling star among the crowd. No wonder he needed to change his look and name.
“Ah! Teacher, you actually are so young!” Olian could not help but exclaim. “I thought you were about to die because of your age…”
Wall smiled and shook his head, “What a girl fond of imagining! After I entered the legendary realm, my life expectancy greatly increased. It is easy for my life to be extended by at least five to six hundred years or as long as thousands of years. I am only eighty years old this year, so I can at least live for another four or five hundred years!”
Olian was stunned. “Which means that I cannot look after you in your old age and give you a proper burial after your death? Also, I will trouble you because I will die before you, which means the black-haired dies before the white-haired… No, when I am old, you may still be so young, so at that time it would still be the white-haired dies before the black-haired…”
She was somewhat scared. She seemed to be mentally affected, and for a moment she couldn’t recover.
“Look at her blank look,” Sui Xiong could not help but think.
What could I do if a white-haired teacher suddenly turned into a handsome middle-aged uncle?
If this issue was posted on the Internet of the earth, it might be able to get a lot of different kinds of answers, depending on the media.
In some serious forums, you would get answers such as “Isn’t it good for the teacher to get younger?” or “You’re kidding.” In some lively forums, you would get answers such as “Tell me what health food products your teacher eats” or “Quickly take your teacher to do blood tests. He might be about to win a Nobel Prize.” In some ridiculous forums that Sui Xiong liked to visit, answers might be “I’ll tell you after I screw you.”
Oh, in a secluded search engine considered the biggest in the world, there would be many advertisements after the question; there would be someone calling to ensure that the answer would be on the top of the search results if you paid for the promotion. Its authenticity was a delusion in front of money. A businessman had even less integrity than some ridiculous netizens who were fans of some Japanese p*rn stars!
Sui Xiong usually thought of unrelated topics unconsciously because his thoughts were not connected. But Ray was not like this. His thoughts had always been very rigorous, always focusing on the points and rarely being loose.
So he looked at Wall carefully for a moment and asked curiously, “Mr. Wall, where is your prestigious ‘Black Blade’?”
The so-called “Black Blade” was the weapon that made Wall famous.
In Ray ‘s impression, it should be a slender and slightly curved knife which was said to have a black blade that contained strange magic. It was a legendary weapon. In fact, it was said that the knife was very common and was nothing more than an elongated curved knife. It got the name “Black Blade” only because Wall killed countless people overnight.
Ray never knew which statement was right, so he was a bit curious. Today, since he actually met his idol, of course, he would like to know what really happened.
“I hid it in a humble place, so I did not bring it with me,” Wall said. “That knife is a little conspicuous, and it can be recognized by experienced adventurers. Bringing it with me would cause trouble.”
“So… what exactly is that knife like?” Ray finally asked what he wanted to ask.
Wall smiled and gestured, “It is this long and this wide, with a hand protector. In general, it’s longer and narrower than the one used by a sailor with quite a long handle and no decoration and extra weight. The whole knife is pure black from the tip of the knife to the handle. Overall, the description “Black Blade” is quite accurate.”
Ray nodded as if he suddenly realized and finally solved his long-lasting doubts. But after he thought for a second, he could not help but ask, “So why do some people say that your name of ‘Black Blade’ comes from the fact that you killed countless people overnight?”
“It’s not strange that the fight is indeed famous,” said Wall indifferently. “Although at our level, the nickname should be based on deeds, my thing… ha-ha, is known to all and will irritate those hypocrites if ordinary adventurers mention it too often. Although they cannot deal with me, they can easily deal with ordinary adventurers. So everyone tries to avoid mentioning it in order to avoid irritating them.”
“Of course, I actually like the nickname ‘Black Blade’, and I am very satisfied with the black blade that can absorb and cut off the light,” Wall said smiling but his eyes gradually became murderous. “My ideal is to break into the Cloud City holding the Black Blade. A knife that absorbs and cuts off the sunshine best suits me.”
The implication of his words apparently meant that he would kill the Sun God one day. For this shocking goal, even Ray who worshiped him was shocked and speechless. Only Sui Xiong agreed.
“The Sun God is the supporter of the Kingdom of Holy Angels, so we must kill the leader of our enemies when I seek revenge. I support you!” The floating jellyfish patted Wall’s shoulder with his tentacles and said with a smile, “But let’s talk sincerely, what do you think is your likelihood of being successful?”
Wall was silent for a moment, then smiled and shook his head, “Very unlikely.”
“Yes, it is difficult to kill the gods even for the most powerful and legendary strongman. Occasionally there is one or two who can do it thanks to all kinds of coincidences. If you want to turn against a god, the most reliable approach is to become a god yourself.” Sui began to encourage him by his eloquence, “Have you ever considered this?”
“To be a god?” Wall had considered this issue before, but he was born poor. Although by virtue of his own efforts he entered the legendary realm, he could no longer get more information. How could a mortal person become a god? He had no clue how.
But… Looking at that floating jellyfish with smiling eyes, he had understood his meaning.
“Do you want to recruit me as a sub-god?” He asked bluntly.
“That’s right!” The floating jellyfish shook his body hard as if it was nodding, “Although I am still only a second-rate god who does not have a church, my followers are building a holy place. After the construction of my church is completed, my church will be established formally and this will be an improvement of my denomination. Then, I will need some assistants who can help me in the high-end fields. A true god needs to understand the origin of the world and be a clergyman, which is not where I can offer help. But I can undoubtedly make somebody a demigod.”
It seemed that he was very sincere, so Wall directly asked the most important question without talking about abstract things, “I am wanted by the God of Glory, and he will be furious if you make me a sub-god. How would you deal with it then?”
“Honestly, there is no good solution,” Sui Xiong answered frankly. “So for the moment I can only make you a demigod. Anyway, demigods are also immortal, so at least you can continue to accumulate strength. When I am able to confront him, you are able to appear in a forthright way.”
This answer was absolutely unsatisfactory, but Wall laughed.
“Well, your idea is very good and very realistic.” Then, he bowed his head and saluted Sui Xiong, “Your Majesty, from today, Wall, the Black Blade, is your subordinate. I hope one day I can follow your banner to break into the Cloud City!”
After he finished saying so, a slight noise sounded again, and he slowly turned back to the hunched over elderly man.
“Until then, I will wait patiently.”