Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 72
Chapter 72: Chapter 72
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
“Master Trian?” Steele thought for a while and then asked, “Is he the one who invented Viagra?”
Hearing this, Ray’s face instantly got serious, and said, “That is something he invented in his youth, his representative work should be the ‘vitality potion’!”
“Vitality potion? Isn’t it better to practice an advanced restoration spell?” Steele scorned. “I think it is a really stupid thing for him to spend so much time inventing the vitality potion. After all, he is old now, and he is not as talented as he was when he was young!”
“…Don’t judge an average adventurer by the standards of the aristocracy!” Ray yelled, “Master Trian saw how miserable people’s lives were, and that’s why he spent over a hundred years of time inventing the vitality potion! A woman like you, who only tends to obey their sexual impulses, could never understand his greatness!”
“There is nothing wrong with enjoying sex!” Steele was unhappy with his words, “You are a prince yourself. How can you criticize the aristocracy by putting yourself into the shoes of the adventurers?!”
“…How dare you mention this! I will chant the Incantation of the Golden Hoop!”
“Fine, do it then! You can’t persuade me so you want to use force?! In fact, don’t bother to chant the Incantation of the Golden Hoop, just kill me then!” Steele was furious and tore her upper clothing, and most of her upper body was revealed, “Cut me anywhere you want!”
Seeing that the two were going to have a fight, Sui Xiong intended to mediate and said, “Ray, you just said you want to pay a visit to the Master Trian and ask him to make a few magic weapons. You also mentioned that he was an expert on spagirism, right?”
“Right, Master Trian is the top expert on spagirism in this world,” Ray said. “Besides, he is also very good at the technique of instilling magic into a weapon; moreover, he has acquired a lot of medical knowledge and is a good doctor too. Around two hundred years ago, he wrote a book on how to save a wounded soldier on a war field, now almost every big scale military camp has a copy of this book.”
“You mean the book On the Emergency Treatment of Catagma, Dislocation, Dilaceration and Incision was written by him?” Steele, with her upper body naked, was astonished by this, and she asked, “Isn’t ‘Cold Wind’ the author of this book?”
“Master Trian always uses a pen name, and the ‘Cold Wind’ is one of his pen names. He also published two collections of poems, so he is often seen as a poet.”
When Ray was young, he was very hardworking and acquired more knowledge than Steele could ever master. Besides, he had a more noble upbringing than a Viscount of a desolated pioneering manor, so he was able to get more valuable information.
“I never thought you read medical books, how amazing!”
“Well, when I sneaked out, I would do something crazy, and then I would have to learn to do some first aid treatment…”
Seeing Steele shamelessly talking about her sexual experience, Ray was speechless and sighed, “I am still too naive!”
While Sui Xiong was rather curious about this, and asked Steele, “After doing something crazy, you would have to do some first aid treatment. What do you exactly mean by that?”
A few minutes later, Ray, who was wearing a jellyfish on his head, crazily ran out of the hostel.
“That is really disgusting!” he complained to Sui Xiong. “Your Majesty, although you are a jellyfish and have a different view on beauty from us, you should at least care about my feelings! What Steele said inside that hostel was really disgusting!”
“I never thought…” Sui Xiong was a bit overwhelmed, since he came from the information age and had seen too much and done too much. He was more shocked than Ray was, and it seemed that it was going to take while for Sui Xiong to recover.
The two turned around and began to walk back to the hostel, but both of them did not want to go in when they realized that Steele was still in there. So they made the decision to ask Warren to take them to the place where Master Trian lived.
Warren was a warm-hearted guy, and instantly asked for leave from the owner of the hostel and agreed to take them there.
Starting from the village called the “tatter leaf at the foot of the mountain,” and walking to the west for about ten miles, they arrived at the place where Master Trian lived.
While they were walking, they smelled an amazingly sweet smell permeating the forest. They had no idea where this smell came from and felt very refreshed by it.
Warren started to become cautious and warned Ray to walk slowly and asked Ray to walk behind him. The two were carefully walking forward along the path in the woodland.
A short while later, the sweet smell got more intense, and Ray felt a bit dizzy. If it were not for Warren’s warning, Ray would definitely go to find where the smell came from.
This smell… might come from the precious herbs that were carefully cultivated by Master Trian, and these herbs were probably used to make healing potions. Master Trian was really brilliant; he was not only the expert on spagirism, but he also knew how to plant herbs as well!
While Ray was praising Master Trian secretly in his mind, Warren suddenly stopped walking and sighed, “We should probably stop here. It seems that Master Trian doesn’t want to see anyone today.”
“What?!” Ray was stunned.
Warren pointed to the front, suggesting Ray to look. Ray carefully watched and found there were a bunch of small green trees in front of them. The trees just looked like a wall and blocked the road.
“If Master Trian wanted to see anyone, these trees would stand aside and a path would appear. Now they have blocked the way, which means that Master Trian doesn’t want to see anyone today.”
Sui Xiong and Ray were totally stunned, since they never thought Master Trian could be so eccentric. When Master Trian was in a low spirit, no one could see his house, not to mention the gate of his house.
“Can I call him?” Ray asked.
“You’d better not, this place has been heavily secured. If he thinks you are asking for trouble…” Warren had a shiver, even his face got a bit pale, “We’d better just come another day.”
Judging from his face, Ray realized that it was not wise to break in or call to him aloud, so he had no choice but to go back to the village.
When he came back to the hostel, Ray instantly checked out from the old room that he shared with Steele and picked a room on the opposite side of hallway. Ray was determined to do so since he did not want to share a room with that creepy Steele any longer, even if the condition of the new room was not that ideal.
At night, when Ray fell asleep, Steele asked a few strong tree fairies to come to her room and began to have sex with them. Seeing Steele was enjoying herself, Sui Xiong didn’t want to disturb her, and he began to fly to the place where Master Trian lived.
It only took him a short while to arrive at Master Trian’s house, and he saw the tree wall was still there. Clearly, Master Trian didn’t want to see anyone.
But, Sui Xiong could not wait for tomorrow; he thought the materials and tasks he had with himself would definitely change Master Trian’s mind.
Sui Xiong remembered that when he was in college, no matter how arrogant or unsocial a professor was, as long as he heard news like “good task”, or”abundant money”, he would immediately change his attitude. Even if this world was different from the earth, the personality and the way of thinking of the researchers was almost the same. So Sui Xiong believed that since a good task, abundant money or material would also change the scholars’ attitude on the earth, it would make Master Trian want to see him.
Then Sui Xiong turned his mind into a invisible wave by using his magic power, and sent it forth. The message he sent was about the research material on the huge viper in the Ancient Wood Waste Swamp.
Soon, the trees began to shake and moved to the both sides, and a path was revealed. Walking on the path, one could see beautiful flowers flourishing on both sides which was really refreshing. In the distance, there was a beautiful three-floor western style building which was Master Trian’s house.
Sui Xiong smiled and began to fly along the path.
Immediately, many green vines popped out from both sides and hit him all together; they were like countless vipers going to devour him on the spot or numerous cobwebs that were going to wrap him up.
Sui Xiong was not surprised by this at all, instead he smiled. At the same time, his body gave out a blue light, then the vines were frozen instantly and became strange statues that were hanging in the air.
“Master Trian, you think I am a fool?” Sui Xiong sneered. “Don’t think of me as a mortal. I have already seen the bones hidden beneath the flowers!”
No sound came from the house, but Sui Xiong could feel there was a magical power rising from the house. It seemed like Master Trian was creating a large scale magical array.
“Master Trian, I really want to have a chat with you. Are you interested in inventing the potion that can prolong one’s lifespan?”
“What… what if… you are a liar?” Sui Xiong was surprised by this sound, since it was not a sound of an old man, but of a terrified woman.
“Who are you? Master Trian must be over a few hundred years old; he couldn’t possibly be this young now!”
“I… I am his disciple”
“Where is Master Trian then?” Sui Xiong frowned and flew right toward to the house. “Fine, never mind. I will just leave the material for the task as well as the other materials here, and when he comes back, I shall come again and discuss it with him.”
This time, he did not meet any obstacles and easily arrived at the front of the house. He moved one of his tentacles, and, in the blink of an eye, a huge frozen body of a snake appeared on the ground. He moved a tentacle again, and a floating shining memory crystal appeared in the air.
“Okay, take these things away.”
“Okay… okay…” the disciple said timidily. Then the door opened. Two metal monster statues as high as two Ray’s added together and as sturdy as a big stump walked out. They lifted the frozen snake body together and walked back to the house.
Soon, a monster statue that was as tall as a child came out and held the memory crystal in its hand and went back into the house too.
The door was closed again. Clearly this disciple was determined not to see anyone today.
Sui Xiong turned around and flew straight home, laughing in his mind…