Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 58
Chapter 58: Chapter 58
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
For those who were stress-free, time flew and a week passed unknowingly. And for those who were under tremendous pressure, time passed very slowly and every day dwindled.
Because of the sudden arrival of Ray, Romon, who originally wanted to kill Steele before the inheritance right was decided on, hesitated and did not dare to start early. Steele, however, had been encouraging Ray to kill Romon to end all troubles, but she had no other way out since Ray did not follow her words.
So for both sides, this week had been a tough one. There were various kinds of intrigue and cynicism in their everyday life, making them nervous as if they were two taut bows that could break at any time.
Sui Xiong and Ray didn’t care about it and just took it as a lively scene. They also found out about Romon’s origins. He was a professional cheater who had been active in the eastern Kingdom of Blue Moon, but he had to flee with his accomplice because he offended some powerful people by closing a big deal.
They suffered a lot along the way and eventually arrived at the Territory of Geerteng by crossing more than half of the continent. Here, Romon accidentally got a fat sheep by cheating, but found the owner of it was the b*stard of the lord of the territory. What was especially important was that the lord was dying of a serious illness, and this b*stard could inherit the title viscount as long as they could prove their identity. Anyone could become an heir, just be a cousin!
This was the so-called “wealth comes from danger” situation. Romon thought several times, clenched his teeth and finally agreed.
In short, by means of some methods and a little luck, Romon eventually succeeded in not only pretending to be the b*stard but also in expelling Steele, the original successor of Geerteng, out of the core of power. He could have become the authentic viscount of Geerteng if he could have just passed the inspection of the Aristocratic Association.
Although he was a cheater all his life, he had never done such big business. As success was in sight, he could not help being more nervous day by day. No matter how he reminded himself to calm down, he could not help but become increasingly anxious. Of course, the crux of the matter still lay in that b*tch who should have died but had always been in front of him!
“Ha, Romon is cursing in his mind ‘Why is that b*tch still alive!'” Sui Xiong smiled and said to Ray, “At present, he curses in this way now and then, but he has to maintain an elegant smile on his face. It’s really interesting!”
“Your Majesty, you’re a bit gratified by his misfortunes…”
“Being gratified by others’ misfortunes? Please see what kind of person you are first by looking in this mirror.”
The mirror reflected Ray’s smiling mouth. In fact, he really did not want to laugh. However, Sui Xiong, through the spiritual channel, gave him Romon’s inner shouts and forced elegance onto his face. Comparing them made it difficult not to laugh.
However, it was not the only Romon that was nervous. Steele had already been too nervous to smile. In order to relieve the pressure, this lascivious woman now had to have sex four or five times a day. Often, after hearing the terrible sound from her room, people would see her come out from her room with a blushing face and a suspicious odor.
Sometimes the sound was particularly violent and chaotic, and when she came out she stumbled. Once, everyone even heard the roar of a demon beast, and when she came out, some liquid was clearly seen flowing down her legs to the floor.
Seeing her disappointing appearance, even Ray and Sui Xiong shook their heads and sighed, “A congenital defeatist cannot be taught to succeed.” Not to mention the people in the viscount’s mansion.
Naturally, Sui Xiong sighed heavily, “You urban people are so naughty,” and Ray would refute seriously to tell him that even the urban nobles weren’t so naughty.
“Really?” Sui Xiong was suspicious of it.
“Even if you do not believe me, you can see the reactions of other people. For example, that Romon, who is also considered well-informed, was also astonished just then and stopped being elegant!”
Sui Xiong carefully recalled a bit and made sure that just now Romon was astonished seeing Steele pass by leaving a trace of water along the way. He also rubbed his eyes, as if he suspected that his vision was blurred. The master beside him who was his confidant pinched his thighs, so perhaps he suspected he was not awake.
Then he believed. Steele, as a woman, was really… naughty, sl*tty, and dissolute!
“Ray, I suddenly have an idea: If I later establish the Holy Kingdom, how about asking Steele to make a promotional film?” he said happily. “This woman would absolutely be a bombshell! It is estimated that a promotional film would attract at least tens of thousands of believers!”
Ray seriously thought about it for a while, and then he sighed and nodded.
He had to admit that a beautiful and seductive woman was indeed more attractive than oral promises and good visions, at least more attractive to men excluding eunuchs.
“But… in that case, aren’t you an evil god who deceives others with beauty?” Ray could not help but persuade him although he knew that the jellyfish god had a different morality from that of the mankind. “Only the evil gods and demons would do it!”
“As long as I do not give them promises of ‘If you believe in me, you can have sex with this beauty after death’, it is not cheating,” Sui Xiong said very indifferently. “And I think that if Steele really becomes a resident of the Holy Kingdom and has an eternal life, I’m afraid she would be even more sl*tty. Maybe at that time she really would be so ambitious as to be determined to have sex with all the residents of my Holy Kingdom…”
Ray sighed deeply, feeling a little pain in his liver.
He had been a bit tempted and wanted to believe in this jellyfish god with who he could get along well with, and it would also be nice to go to his Holy Kingdom after death. But now, he felt it necessary to think twice.
Although this god’s thought was mostly just a nasty thought that would never be implemented, what if this guy really did it? Could it be that he had to be reduced to the companion of a sl*tty woman that would be a sexual partner to anyone and even would have sex with demon beasts?
…Wouldn’t he be harassed? He would surely be harassed then! Who would like to go to this Holy Kingdom?!
It was not just Romon and Steele who felt nervous about the critical moment to come, but Olian was also nervous; although she knew she had a very good chance of winning, or she was even sure of winning. But when she thought about the aristocrats and representatives looking at her, overthrowing Romon’s disguise in public, beating Steele with her wisdom and imposing manner, and winning the support of aristocrats and representatives, she felt unsure about the success.
In order to make good preparations, she quit her job as a librarian, shut herself in, carefully considered the various situations she might encounter on that day, made a number of plans, did workouts each day, and tried to figure out how she could do them perfectly and get success with one action!
“I’m afraid you will have to fight again, and you need to be more careful,” Sui reminded her. “Although I will give you some spells of defense, magic is not a panacea. Even some unlucky gods may be killed by others, let alone mages.”
“I will be careful, and…” Olian turned her head and suddenly jumped when she saw Sui Xiong chattering in the air. She jumped and kicked him without any notice, but recovered her original position before she was about to hit him. In doing so, she turned around in the air and fell on the ground softly without even leading to much dust.
“… I am not weak.”
Sui Xiong was stunned. He did not think that this seemingly quiet literary girl could also fight well!
Ray laughed and clapped hard, “Well done! You must scare the big jellyfish who looks down on anybody all day long.”
Sui Xiong did not rage but also waved his tentacles to clap.
“Awesome! Awesome! Your level is sufficient for you to be an adventurer…”
“I am afraid she cannot be an adventurer because her strength is still a bit weak. She can only beat others, but her hit on a demon beast will not even cause pain or leave a scratch on it. Anyway, as long as you can beat others, it is enough,” Ray smiled and said. “In my opinion, maybe we can even consider holding a duel of glory between her and Romon – then we can make a scenario that is in line with the aristocrats’ aesthetics: When the glory of Geerteng was about to be tarnished by a cheater and an unworthy girl, a girl of a collateral branch who had been silent for so long finally could not help but angrily beat those bad people and defend the family glory with her fists.
“That’s it,” Sui nodded. “But is her practical experience enough? She shouldn’t have a problem at the crucial junctures.”
“I taught her,” Wall said slowly. “In order to develop her courage, I took her to challenge the giant dragon.”
Ray stared, not knowing what to say. This soft, weak in comparison, and quiet little girl actually challenged the giant dragon?!
After a while, he asked innocently, “Did you win?”
This question was a bit stupid, so Wall looked at him as if looking at a silly person, “How could that be possible? If she could win against the dragon then why would she need our help and support?”
Ray forced a laughter and finally picked up a little confidence – when he crossed the grey stone mountains along with Sui Xiong, they also met a dragon, he was excited to challenge it, but he was defeated. If it was not for Sui Xiong saving him, it was estimated that he would have become the poo of the dragon.
“How about that dragon?” He asked again.
“I just wanted the dragon to help train her and develop Olian’s courage, and after she beat it, we left,” said Wall. “But it may change its residence judging from the fact that it was beaten.”
“The whole body of the giant dragon is precious! How could you waste it as such?” Ray could not help but shout, “That’s too much waste!”
“I think your whole body is also precious, but you also waste it,” Sui Xiong snorted coldly. “Do not forget, that thing on your neck is valued at a piece of legendary equipment!
“That’s my head!”
“Why don’t you exchange money for a piece of legendary equipment, since your head that is on your neck is not worth much?”
“Then I would die!
“Nonsense, who told you that you would die without your head?” Sui Xiong laughed, while his dozens of tentacles crossed and made a cracking sound similar to cracking knuckles. “Give your head to me, and I can give you a minor surgery to transform you into a headless knight or so… I assure you the success, and it’s free of charge.”
Of course, Ray did not want to be turned a headless knight, and he was suddenly overwhelmed.
So after several days, the much-anticipated day had finally arrived.
At the plaza in front of the palace of the viscount mansion in Geerteng City, an elevated platform was set up. Aristocrats and representatives from all places took their seats in succession and were prepared to follow the ancient tradition of choosing the successor of the territory of Geerteng.
Romon and Steele had also been seated in their respective seats. Traditionally, they should receive the interrogation from the aristocrats and citizens and show their nobility and talents, thus winning the throne of viscount.
And below the platform, those prestigious people in the viscount territory also gathered. They had put on their gorgeous clothes and were prepared for welcoming the new viscount.
Among the crowds, Olian, wearing an old sweater, looked up at the platform somewhat anxiously with her teacher.
“Are you nervous?” Wall asked.
“A little.” Olian kept time with her feet, silently hummed the ballads that her mother taught her, but couldn’t calm herself down. “I am more excited.”
“Being excited is a good thing,” Wall nodded. “Wait, and by the way, you can enjoy the last period of quiet time in your life.”
“Soon, you will be the center of attention!”
The girl nodded strongly and continued to look at the high platform.
Noticing her gaze, the sunshine above Ray, who was sitting in the corner, trembled a little.
It was like… someone was smiling at her.