Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 68
Chapter 68: Chapter 68
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Sui Xiong originally did not want to interfere with the battle between Ray and Steele. In fact, he hadn’t noticed it at all.
After Steele fell asleep, her heaven-sent ability was activated so that she snuck into Ray’s dream like a Night Witch. This process was quiet and made no noise, so Sui Xiong didn’t notice it because he was concentrated on his research.
But then these two were fighting fiercely and noisily in Ray’s dream. They were almost demolished the house. For Sui Xiong, who was good at soul perception, their fighting was almost like a fly—no, a hundred flies—buzzing noisily beside his ears.
He tried to be good-tempered and didn’t want to do anything. He thought, Maybe I should just endure it and forget it. After all, fighting in a dream could not really hurt anyone, and this way his companions could work out some of their stress and interpersonal tension. He was also very curious about Ray’s secretive past. But the two of them really went too far. In particular, when at last Ray was demolishing the house angrily, it was almost like he was playing drums right next to Sui Xiong’s ears. He would have been deaf already if he still had ears.
He finally couldn’t stand it any longer, so he took action angrily to draw the two people out of Ray’s dream.
“You two bastards! I work hard to keep watch and serve as a guardian for you because I want you to sleep in peace. But you fight fiercely even when dreaming…Why can’t you sleep in peace?!”
Inside the shelter, the floating jellyfish waved his tentacles in anger and roared at his companions.
Even though she’d behaved outrageously in the dream, Steele was now very well-behaved. Saying nothing, she bowed her head and stood there obediently, waiting for her punishment. This woman wasn’t particularly wise, but after getting along with Sui Xiong for some time, she could already see his character. The jellyfish god preferred a soft approach but used force if necessary. If you replied defiantly after making a mistake, then you were definitely courting death. But if you honestly admitted your mistake and received the penalty obediently, Sui Xiong would only give you a small punishment as a warning: he’d rather admonish you than seriously punish you.
On the contrary, Ray was both ashamed and furious because Steele had just spied on his dream. If Sui Xiong had not stopped him and he hadn’t been suspicious of Steele’s suddenly improved fighting skills, he might have already drawn his sword in anger. In that case, any piece of cut flesh that weighed more than 250g meant that his ability as a swordsman was insufficient!
Sui Xiong scolded them for a while, but soon found they had become enemies, as Steele regretfully kept her head down and Ray clenched his teeth with a murderous look. Sui couldn’t help but sigh deeply.
“Once the members of a team lose morale, it becomes difficult to lead the team!”
However, after this incident, he also felt strongly that this woman Steele should be properly punished!
As a Chinese saying went, “rabbits don’t eat the grass by their burrows”. How could she offend a companion in her team?
He thought, Ray must be thinking,”How dare you offend me while I regard you as my companion?” This kind of thing can be funny, but it’s actually distressing when it’s happening to my team!
Brainstorm and think of a solution. Or…use your imagination, and think of a solution.
Anyway, he had to come up with a reliable solution no matter what he did! He meditated for a moment, then suddenly inspiration struck.
“I’ve got it!” He couldn’t help but laugh, “Ray, do not be so angry, because I have a way to help you vent your anger, and then you’ll be satisfied!”
“As for you, Steele, you must behave yourself, or you will face the combined punishment of several offenses!”
After saying these words, he concentrated on putting his own ingenious idea into action.
Above the Ashes Woods in the remote northwest, the mountain-size floating jellyfish fumbled in his storage room and finally found what he was looking for.
They were the remaining bones of the huge unicorn whale that Sui Xiong had killed. As it was a legendary creature, even a piece of its bone was soaked in highly concentrated magic. Also, Sui Xiong had infiltrated and enhanced them with magic, so these bones had become excellent magical material.
They could contain and conduct magic very well. Above all, they were highly suited to Sui’s magic and greatly raised his success rate when making complex magic formations.
After he selected his materials, up next was the design. What Sui Xiong wanted to make seemed simple, but in fact, it was quite complicated. In particular, as Steele was partly a holy spirit, she had particularly good magic resistance, and she also had several extraordinary methods so that ordinary methods were of no use to her. To design this thing was really not easy!
After changing the draft design several times, Sui Xiong finally decided on the design he wanted to use. Moreover, his materials had been scrapped twice. Finally, almost half a month after that dreadful night, he created what he had designed.
By this time, they had almost crossed the entire Wild Marsh of Ancient Woods and were close to the Broken Cloud Mountains.
These days the mood amongst the team was extremely dour. Ray’s face was constantly grim, and he always had his sword in his hand, gesturing deliberately or unconsciously. He looked as if he was about to kill someone and cut up the corpse. The originally unscrupulous Steele, aware that she was to be punished by Sui Xiong and that he’d spent an especially long time preparing her punishment, could not help but feel scared. So she had been behaving very well, without harassing Ray again.
But she would often disappear for more than half a day, and when she returned she looked refreshed with a red flush on her face. It was unknown what she did. …No, in fact, anyone could guess what she was doing without asking.
Sui Xiong was simply too busy to notice such trivial things. Ray actually had time, but he had no interest in talking to that slut, let alone asking her about her whereabouts.
Of course, more importantly, he did not want to pollute his ears with such filth. Some things, after hearing them even once, can permanently contaminate your ears!
Whether she had sex with the wild races or demon beasts, or even a Green Dragon in this marsh, was only her business. If she became paralyzed after sleeping with a Green Dragon, she would suffer as a result of her own actions!
In fact, during this time, they actually passed the territory of a Green Dragon. Ray was highly aware of this dangerous atmosphere, and he was poised to fight by pulling out his sword. But in the end, the Green Dragon didn’t appear in front of them, perhaps because it was full or it was cautious by nature. It was just on alert and watched them as they passed.
Among the races of dragons, Green Dragons were relatively common. Not only did they have a strong physical constitution and heaven-sent magic abilities, but they also had a cautious character and a cunning mindset. They were commonly considered very hard to deal with.
Green Dragons rarely acted recklessly. They would observe the target carefully before they attacked or came into contact with it, in order to identify its power. Only when they could ensure their advantage in terms of force would they attack. Even if they didn’t want to attack and only wanted to communicate with the target, they would choose someone they were certain they could defeat, so as not to put themselves in danger.
Some dragons were passionate about raiding villages, towns, and cities of intelligent creatures in order to plunder wealth or satisfy their desire for destruction and murder. Most of these huge dragons did not live long. No matter how powerful they were, in the face of infinite numbers of attackers, they would eventually be exhausted.
There were some dragons that did things more carefully, such as the de facto ruler of Dragon-roar Town, Ice Dragon Snow. Her reputation as the Arctic Tyrant frightened the four northwestern towns, and she continually called for demon beasts so people could attack and defeat them. On the one hand, she extorted money from time to time, but on the other hand, she provided people with rich financial resources as if she were their lord.
She also had good command of when and how often to lean on the people in Dragon-roar Town, to the point that they became accustomed to and accepted this de facto tax. This also reduced the risk of being attacked by rogues who cherished a sense of justice. As for those evil adventurers chasing wealth, no one would be interested in a poor dragon that merely collected taxes in a town regularly, right?
In fact, this practice didn’t conform to the style of an Ice Dragon but was somewhat similar to that of Green Dragons. Among the evil dragons, Green Dragons sought the title of ruler most. However, compared with the soft and ingenious means of Snow, Green Dragons’ greedy nature often meant they were actual tyrants, and there was no way for them to manage a stable territory like Snow.
Ray did not know whether or not the Green Dragon that they passed had territory. It probably did, and it was likely that it ruled a few villages of wild races, and there might be many demon beasts under its command. So Steele might really have met it when she went to have sex with the wild races. But whether they’d met or not, it was clear that the slut had not chosen to have sex with the dragon, seeing as she’d returned safe and sound.
What a pity! These days, Ray sighed over this more than once.
He was so tired of this woman, not only because of her outrageous lifestyle but also because she reminded him of some things in his past that he hadn’t thought about for a long time. They were very beautiful memories that caused him to suffer every time he recalled them.
Maybe until we arrive at the Commonwealth of Mifata, I should bid farewell to His Majesty, he secretly thought. My character is still a little too old-fashioned, and I am unable to keep up with his fantastic ideas. Maybe only a person like Steele, an immoral madwoman, can get along well with His Majesty … After all, he is a jellyfish!
This thought crossed his mind many times. Because of this, when they camped that day and Sui Xiong triumphantly made an announcement, he did not react immediately.
“Ray, what are you thinking?” Sui Xiong asked Ray, who was spacing out absent-mindedly. Sui Xiong smiled and said, “Here I am about to punish Steele and vent your anger. If you don’t seem to care, what’s the point?”
Ray cleared his mind and asked, “Your Majesty, you are finally ready! What is it?”
Sui Xiong laughed three times, waved his tentacles, and took out a golden headband. “This is a precious thing that I made after doing painstaking research. It is specifically designed to curb the perverse thoughts and poor behavior of juveniles in order to help them repent and be rehabilitated!”
“What is it called?”
“Haha, its name is…” Sui proudly looked around, laughed three times again, and said word by word, “Jin! Gu! Quan!”