Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 75
Chapter 75: Chapter 75
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Travelling in the Ancient Forest was much easier than travelling in the Ancient Wood Waste Swamp.
In fact, there were vipers, ferocious beasts, and scary monsters, but at least the soil under their feet was solid. They could even see some paths in the forest and didn’t need to be so careful with every step they took.
Steele was flying in the forest and trying to be a good scout while Ray was walking and chatting with Sui Xiong, who now just looked like a green hat on Ray’s head.
“Since we are now in the Ancient Forest, we’d better go to the Old Fairy Temple and pay a visit to the greatest oracle in this world.” Ray said. “But we are too far away from the temple that is located on the eastern side of this forest, and it is close to the Kingdom of Thousands of Springs. If we depart from here…” Ray was calculating how long it would take, “it would take us more than half a month.”
“Never mind,” Sui Xiong said. “We should focus on our business. We should go and find the Knight Parne and get a lord to manage my future Holy Kingdom. Then we would have enough time to go anywhere we want to go.”
“Is the Knight Parne really very powerful?” Ray was a bit doubtful. “You almost crossed the whole Main Plate to find him.”
“In fact, I don’t know either, but to develop my church, I need some talented people. I don’t care if he is really good at building a manor or not. I think I have to ask him to join my team myself.”
Ray was stunned by his words, and was silent for a long while. He said, “I never thought you would have already known how politics or public relationships work among us!”
“Once upon a time, there was a kingdom. The king desperately wanted to have a good horse, so he sent a very capable officer to get him one. The officer had been searching for a good horse for almost three months when he finally heard news about a good horse, but when he arrived at that place, the horse had died already. The officer bought the horse’s bones with half of the money he had taken with him. When he took the bones back to the kingdom, the king was furious and asked him why he had done this. The officer answered, ‘Anyone who wants to sell their good horse would definitely come to see Your Majesty when they know that Your Majesty would be willing to spend so much money on just the bones of a good horse. I believe Your Majesty will soon get a good horse.’ In less than a year, people came to see the king one by one to sell their horses.”
After hearing this story, Ray was silent for a long while. Then he said, “Recently, Your Majesty has frequently mentioned the ‘kingdom that is far away from here’ where there are so many oracles who left so many thought provoking stories, stories that I have never heard of before… Your Majesty, where on earth is this kingdom? If I may, can I pay a visit there?”
Sui Xiong forced a smile and said, ‘If possible, I would want to know where it is, and if I can go there. I mean that when the time comes, if you really want to, you can come with me.”
“But… once you come with me, you may never be able to come back here.”
Ray shrugged his shoulders, showing that he didn’t care if he could come back or not. For him, there was nothing that he cared about in this world.
Sui Xiong instantly knew Ray’s thought.
He used to be a prince, how could he fall into this situation? When I establish my church, should I help him to reclaim his status? I might even help him to become a king…
“Can I make this creature my pet?” Steele asked.
Sui Xiong was startled and stopped thinking. He saw Steele was happily playing with a magical creature she had just caught.
Sui Xiong felt this creature was familiar, and then he realized it was a slime.
Master Trian also kept a slime as a pet, and the slime had its own intelligence that it would use to show itself in the form of a delicate young girl. Before Master Trian died, he named it “Wendy” and gave all of his inheritance to it. Wendy was worthy of being the sole recipient of the inheritance from Master Trian. It was also an expert on the technique of instilling magic into a certain weapon, the spagirism and the medical stuff. It only had one disadvantage, and that was that it was not that powerful. After all… a slime was just a slime.
In this world, a slime had one of the lowest combat effectiveness, even an adult could fight with four to five slimes at one time. There were some mutated slimes that were more powerful, but since a slime itself is really weak, even if they were mutated, they could never be that powerful.
For example, Wendy was a super strong figure among her peers, and there was no slime that could defeat her. But once she left the magic tower, didn’t use a magic scroll or other magical instruments, she could only have a small fight with a green adventurer for a few rounds.
The slime that Steele caught was also a mutated slime. It was much smaller than an average slime, about the size of her palm. It was as green as a leaf and was quite beautiful. Sui Xiong could feel that this slime was much stronger than an average slime.
In the Ancient Forest, slimes were commonly seen magical creatures. They could see another one at the bottom of a nearby tree. It was eating a worm and was at least hundred times bigger than the one Steele caught, but its combat effectiveness was less than one-tenth it.
“This slime you caught is really rare.” Ray stared at the tiny green slime that was in Steele’s palm, and said, “It is really beautiful! It is just like a piece of artwork!”
“Yes, it is. I saw it by accident, and I tried very hard to catch it,” Steele happily said. “When I caught it, it fought back, but once I fed it a candy, it instantly calmed down, as if it had become a pure young boy…”
She happily gave another dirty example, then she gave one more. The two examples were so dirty that Ray could not help but angrily stare at her and fall speechless.
Compared with Steele, who almost became a holy spirit of an evil God, a pure bad guy like Ray, who knew of nothing but killing people and burning their houses, was just a pure child!
Thinking of this, Ray secretly backed away a bit in case he would be contaminated by her dirty mind.
Sui Xiong was fine about all this. When he was surfing on the internet, he had seen countless “kings” of dirty talk and people alike. Compared to that, what Steele had said was basically nothing. Still, he was surprised to see Steele’s happy face.
“Steele, I thought you were only interested in having sex. I never thought you were also interested in keeping a pet. Haha. You finally did a thing that every other woman would do!”
Steele smiled and said, “This little thing is not only cute, but it can also change into different forms, as long as I teach it how!”
She was so excited that she began to talk dirty again.
Sui Xiong was silent, while Ray couldn’t stand her dirty talk any longer, so he chanted the incantation of the golden hoop.
But, at last, Steele was allowed to keep it, and Sui Xiong warned her not to do anything extreme.
“I won’t be hurt by it. It is so tiny,” Steele said.
“But we may be traumatized by you!” Sui Xiong and Ray said at the same time.
“Ray, you can chant as you like as soon as she talks dirty again.”
“Good! I have been wanting to do this the whole time.”
Steele chose not to listen to their conversation, but instead she was occupied with the little slime she had named “Little Green.”
Since then, Steele had become much more disciplined. When she was free, she no longer secretly went out to have sex with random guys, but instead she put all her time and energy in playing with Little Green.
She was also teaching it to do something strange: she asked the little slime to change into a p*nis. She also taught it how to become larger or smaller, and how to vibrate. Since this slime was not intelligent at all, it had no idea what all these things meant; however, Sui Xiong and Ray knew what was on her mind…
“Should I chant now?” Ray asked.
“In fact, I also want you to do so, but I feel like it is not right,” Sui Xiong sighed. “What excuse have we got then? Abusing the pet?”
Every time the little slime finished its “training”, it would get a candy from Steele. Seeing this, Ray let out a long sigh. He was indeed frustrated by this.
A week later, they came across another fairy village.
It was also another village of the tree fairies, but it was larger than the last one. Besides, there were many powerful figures in this village, and Ray could simply count the number simply by his feeling. He also found that there was a very strong figure in a dingy house hidden at the corner of the village. This figure would reveal his power from time to time to frighten some audacious thieves.
Moreover, the atmosphere in this village was very tense. All the fairies wore a weapon. There were also many other fairies living here: for example, the tall, strong suburb fairies who wore armour with the emblem of the God of Fairy. Obviously they were the outsiders.
“What is going on here?” Sui Xiong had also felt very strange, so he poked Steele, who was staring at one of the strong male suburb fairies, with his tentacle and asked her to get some information about this village.
Steele happily agreed. She left her luggage in her room and went out while humming a tune.
A while later, she came back happily and told them all the information she had collected.
“A few days ago, this village was attacked by an evil red dragon. It had destroyed two villages and caught many fairies. The fairies that were walking on the street were actually the tree fairies’ friends and relatives. They planned to build a team to kill that dragon to avenge their dead peers and to rescue those that were caught by that dragon.”
“I see…” Sui Xiong smiled. “How about we join them?”