Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 71
Chapter 71: Chapter 71
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
The Ancient Forest was a boundless forest. It was said when this world was just created, the God of Light and the God of Darkness had a big fight, and their blood was mixed together and the most original form of life was born from this mixed blood. In fact, most of the blood became the God of Life, and the rest of blood soaked into the ground, and thus a boundless and dense forest appeared which was the southern forest that we saw in the center of the continent.
This forest was the God of Life’s favorite, and since then she had been living in this forest for a long time with all the creatures she had created. Until the Year of Ruin, the battle between the God of Light and the God of Darkness was over and both of them died. Because of their death, the core of the world began to shake severely, and the four elements; earth, water, wind, and fire all became various monsters that were quickly involved in a big war with the Gods. The war was a total disaster for the human race and many people and other creatures died. The God of Life was almost heartbroken when she saw this all happening, so she pulled out a sword and began to fight with the monsters. She divided the world into different Plates, removed the Gods from the forest and made the rule of the world.
After this, the God of Life ran out of all her strength and died. Until now, the great priesthood of “life” was still not claimed. Although there were many Gods that had the power that would make them only barely qualified for this priesthood, not a single God dared to manage this priesthood. It was said that the will of the God of Life was still in this forest, and her will was still guarding the world she loved so much. If there was a extremely powerful being that came into the Main Plate, her will would be exacerbated and change into the magnificent lightning and thunder and kill the intruder on the spot.
In the past, the God of the Thunder of the first generation considered himself the strongest among all the other Gods. Besides being solely in charge of the priesthood of thunder, lightning, ruin and things alike, he thought he could withstand the lightning and thunder from the will of the God of Life. Then he boldly walked into the Main Plate and wanted to take control of this world.
And the result? Every time after the sun went down, people could see a bright moon slowly move across the sky, and this moon was the remains of the God of Thunder.
All these years, over ten extremely powerful beings have been killed by the lightning and thunder. The rule “not a single extremely powerful being may ever step foot into the Main Plate” had finally become a rule that was obeyed by all the other powerful Gods, as well as those monsters.
Now, even those powerful beings who were just half-Gods were making preparations to leave the Main Plate, since they had no idea who would be next to be hit by the lightning and thunder.
For the Gods who lived in the human society, most of them were just the doppelgängers of themselves. They did not live in the Main Plate with their real bodies; they just copied their own mind and put it into a body that only had a small amount of magical energy, and this was the so-called “God’s living in the human world.”
If there was a God who came to the Main Plate with his real body, they would have to temporarily make the place their own Holy Kingdom and separate this place from the Main Plate. Doing this would cost them a huge amount of magical energy, so even the most powerful Gods would not easily came to the Main Plate with their real bodies; not to mention there was a chance that they could get into a fight with others.
What if their temporary Holy Kingdom was destroyed during the fight, and then their power began to permeate the area? The next minute they would be hit by the lightning and thunder…
Anyone who was sensible enough to think of this would control their temper no matter how angry they were at that time.
As for one who lost their temper, well, they were sure to be hit by the lightning and thunder and die.
“…how marvelous that scene must be, just think about it! The Gods are hit by the lightning from the sky one by one! This God of Life is really mighty!” After finishing this story, Sui Xiong was really impressed by the God of Life and kept praising her, “If she were still alive, I would definitely give her a thumbs up and say to her— Madame, you are really tough!”
Ray was staring at the dim sky. After a while, he shook his head and sighed.
“Well, it seems that… the God of Life is indeed dead,” Ray said in a very melancholy way. “If not, you would have already been hit by the lightning and thunder and been dead by now!”
Hearing his words, Sui Xiong became speechless, while Steele burst into laughter. She laughed so hard that she began to roll about on the ground.
“What’s so funny?” Ray was confused.
“What? You don’t see me rolling about on the ground?” Steele instantly stopped rolling. “Why haven’t you told me earlier, it is really tiring to roll on the ground.”
Sui Xiong was amazed by this and began to laugh.
There were so many flourishing trees in the Ancient Forest, and it was not a very dangerous place. This forest was the cradle of the fairies. It was said that the God of Life once created the earliest intelligent species— the advanced fairies. As time went by, the advanced fairies could no longer be seen anymore, but their offspring, who were still called the fairies, lived in this forest until today.
The fairies that were mostly seen were: tree fairies, suburb fairies and sun fairies.
The tree fairies had green hair, and they could communicate with the plants and practice nature spells just like Druids did. They were a bit slim, even so, their spells helped them live peacefully.
Normally, a tree fairy could live for around four to five centuries, and they were very good at practicing magic spells. They were one of the few races that was extremely powerful. If it were not for their reluctance to leave the Ancient Forest, they could have already built their own empire.
As for the suburb fairies, they were the most commonly seen fairies on the continent. They looked almost human-like and were not slim at all, some of them even were very sturdy. There were also many suburb fairies who always wore armour and held axes. The characteristics of their body were that they had pointed and long ears as well as the smooth hair.
Their life cycle was a bit strange. On the one hand, they were almost the same as humans when they were in their childhood, youth and middle age. On the other hand, when they were in their old age, normally around eighty years old, their hair would grow white and they could only do some easy jobs, but this stage could last for a long time which meant that one suburb could still look the same when he was one hundred and eighty years old. Over half of their life was old age.
If there were also some suburb fairies on the earth, and they had made their own country, the problem of an aging population would be so severe that the leader of the country would be too worried about this problem to fall asleep at night.
Each sun fairy had a beautiful, tall and strong body and looked just like a statue beautifully crafted by an artist. They were probably the perfect race, both in terms of the intelligence and physical strength, as most of them could practice spells. They also had a problem— a sun fairy could only have a child with another sun fairy, but a female sun fairy could only give birth to five children at most in her whole life. In fact, most of the families only had no more than two children.
The scholars believed that the sun fairies were the direct descendants of the advanced fairies. Once there were some evil wizards who tried to catch them and extract the blood of the advance fairies from them. Well, they never made it and all faced a serious consequence since each sun fairy was protected by the Gods of the fairy race. When a man tried to kill a sun fairy, the punisher sent by the Gods immediately arrived.
Apart from these three kinds of fairies, there were also the mountain fairies, the sea fairies, the earth fairies and the moon fairies. Since the number of these fairies were as abundant, there was no need to give a further description about them.
Sui Xiong, Ray and Steele crossed the Ancient Forest, and they soon arrived at a village of the tree fairies.
This village was built on a tree and consisted of countless small tree houses. One would never realize that there was a village hidden in the tree if he did not raise his head to look.
The three did not intend to proceed in a secretive way, and they had spotted the sentry of the village in the long distance. This sentry wore an armour made of the bark and held a magic wand in his hand, and there was a long bow on his back. Both the armour and the weapons were shining, obviously, these magic items were something special.
The tree fairies’ technique of instilling the magic into a certain weapon was very famous across the whole continent. Each year, there would be many people who would take their beloved weapons and visit the tree fairies, hoping they could instill the magic into their weapons.
But there were some limitations of this technique— Once a weapon was instilled with a magic power, it would choose its own master, and for one who was not its master, it was just a common weapon.
Although the wizards’ technique of instilling magic into a certain weapon costed more and its effect was not ideal, there was no limitation to it which meant anyone could use a weapon that had been instilled with the magic energy; therefore, more people would prefer to ask the wizards to instill magic to their weapons.
Ray had always admired this technique of the tree fairies, so when he made all the arrangements to temporarily live in this village, Ray immediately asked the waiter of the hostel if was there anyone who mastered the technique of instilling magic into a weapon; he wanted to make that sort of weapon of his own.
“There is no such a master here; if we want to instill the magic to a certain weapon, we would ask Trian who lives nearby.” The waiter was called Warren. He was very agile and clearly liked a person whose Kong Fu was great, so he gave some important information to Ray. “The Master Trian is very antisocial. No one has paid him a visit in the last fifty years. The last time, he made some communications with people and he only had a few words with them…”
“What does he look like?”
Warren pondered a while, and then he said, “Someone told me that Master Trian is very old. Both his beard and hair have grown gray, and he always wears a black robe. He smells like potions and often coughs…”
“The Master Trian is not only good at the technique of instilling the magic into a certain weapon, but also the spagirism, right?”
Warren was stunned and surprisingly asked, “Where do you know this from? Is he very famous in the outside world?”
Ray couldn’t help laughing and said, “Of course, he is very famous! I never thought he lived here!”
Now Ray was sure that this Master Trian was the person he has heard about quite often.
How lucky I am to be able to come across this legendary figure!