Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 83
Chapter 83: Chapter 83
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
While having breakfast, Steele was constantly trembling. Her fear was at an all time high.
Killed? According to her knowledge about the law, it could be her outcome.
If she were the judge, putting a hanging sentence on the criminal who looked down on the court of law while being questioned, and then dozed off, was not too much. On the contrary, it was quite reasonable.
It was just that she didn’t want to die!
She originally wasn’t afraid of death. Especially these days, after having gone through many places and so many things, she felt deeply about Heaven and Earth.
There were still so many places she wanted to see. She was not willing to part with this world right now!
I had a blast yesterday and had fun creating this big mess. As a result, in the blink of an eye, I may be sentenced to death… I’m doomed!
She didn’t doubt Sui Xiong’s words. His furious appearance was absolutely not an act. In fact, she considered it good luck that she had not been beat to death right on the spot.
But this just simply delayed the death sentence a little bit longer…
Due to her fear, her meal tasted like mere wax. She even dropped her spoon several times on the table. After forcing herself to finish breakfast, she packed her luggage to leave the village. She felt even more tense now.
Execution, of course, has to be done outside the village. It is not polite to hang someone up to die in someone else’s village!
After they had gone quite a distance and passed a crooked ancient tree, Sui Xiong commanded everyone to stop.
“Enough, let’s use this place. This tree is very appropriate,” He brutally said. “Steele, are you ready?”
Upon hearing this, Steele assumed that the time of her death had finally come. Her legs buckled as she curled up on the ground.
Ray was also startled, as he thought that Sui Xiong was kidding or just doing this to scare Steele a little bit. He didn’t imagine Sui Xiong would really kill Steele.
If he were able to see the top of his head, he would have known that his guess was not wrong— although the tone of Sui Xiong was extremely ferocious, his eyes were clearly smiling.
Sui Xiong gently swung his tentacles, flying up from the top of Ray’s head. He shook his body to transform, turning into a giant jellyfish, which was bigger than an average-sized room. One by one, his tentacles emitted a dark power’s blue light. Each one of them looked like a rope or a ferocious snake that could firmly lock and strangle the enemy to death.
When a tentacle grabbed Steele, although normally she was very courageous and audacious, she couldn’t help but shriek loudly.
However, Sui Xiong didn’t hang her up on the tree, but instead, opened his mouth widely like a sacrificial bowl and swallowed her down.
Ray’s eyes opened wide and his jaw almost dropped as he saw this. He recalled his memory to see again what he had missed.
Hadn’t he said he would kill her here? How could it turn into swallowing? Hadn’t he said that he only needed to sunbathe and drink water? How could he immediately turn into a human-eating monster?
This was not right!
After a while, the jellyfish’s mouth opened, and he spat out Steele, who was unharmed. But the tightening gold hoop was no longer on her forehead. Instead, there were two bracelets that looked like birthmarks on the back of her hands.
The left bracelet was red, while the right one was blue. Looking closely, each bracelet had two layers inside and out. In the middle of the bracelet were many vertical strokes, separating the ring into twelve equal checks.
The red bracelet had twelve checks inside. Above the first check was a group of rays which looked like a flame. The twelve checks on the blue bracelet were empty; there was nothing.
“I have carefully considered this. I feel that the tightening gold hoop is too simple and brutal. Moreover, it relies on Ray’s supervision.” Sui Xiong cleared his throat with two dry coughs, and then talked to the two people who still had no idea what was happening. “Therefore, I have decided to change the method.”
“The two bracelets on your hands, the red one represents desire, and the blue one represents virtue. Whenever the desire surges inside your heart, the flame inside the red bracelet will be ignited. If the entire twelve flames are ignited…”
Speaking to this point, he stopped, and coughed dryly, indicating that the story had reached its climax.
These days, Ray had got accustomed to his speaking style and he immediately understood Sui Xiong’s intention as he smilingly asked, “What will happen?”
“Hahaha— she will turn into a pig!”
Turn into a pig?!
Steele shrieked in fear, as she never expected to passby the threat of death from Sui Xiong but have to face a terror that was not much better than death.
To a beauty enthusiast, if they were made to choose between “turning into an ugly pig” and “being killed,” the number of people who would chose the second option would likely be more than the first one.
“Turn… turn… turn into a pig?!” She couldn’t help but ask while trembling.
“Why become… a pig?”
Sui Xiong didn’t expect she would ask this and used his tentacles to scratch his head and said, “In some distant country, there was an old story. A brave, handsome, sturdy monk wanted to go to the remote Western country to acquire the legendary treasure which was said to be able to save the world. Under his command was a monkey with a nasty character, a pig which always was always in heat, a water monster whose head was full of sick thoughts, and a useless horse which had nothing except for its good looks.”
“If this is the case…. Last time when you advised me to shave my head, did you want me to actually do it?” Steele was still a little muddle-headed, but Ray had recovered his mind, remembering the matter that occurred not too long ago.
That day, when they had been camping, Steele had angered Ray once again, which made him chant the hoop-tightening spell. Sui Xiong had thought about something and laughed out loud.
After that, he had asked Ray if he wanted to shave his head and change his clothes; he also said that he could have helped him create two powerful magic weapons, which were called “Nine Rings Pewter Staff” and “Brocade Kasaya.”
Ray of course really wanted a powerful magic weapon, but when he saw Sui Xiong drawing the design, he regretfully rejected this offer.
How could he wear an outfit that made him look like a martial monk?
After that, Sui Xiong didn’t remind him of this story as Ray felt regret when he recalled it. In fact, as long as he didn’t need to shave his head, changing his clothes was not a problem. His black leather armor was a little eye-catching. Changing it would not be a bad thing.
But now, he was finally clear that Sui Xiong obviously wanted to act as the monk character!
When thinking about this, he couldn’t help but shake his head and bitterly smile.
Sui Xiong’s power was indeed mighty. His personality was also kind. What a pity that his thinking was so abnormal. He usually thought of crazy stories, which were inexplicable, and always came up with some funny and embarrassing ideas.
Or it was the so-called “perfect thing” that always had a regrettable point…
After smiling for a while, Ray turned to Sui Xiong to ask, “You just said, the red bracelet represents desire and the blue bracelet represents virtue, so if desire is a punishment, then is virtue perhaps a reward?”
“That’s right!” Sui Xiong used his force to swing his tentacles like swinging his arms. “Until now, I’ve always focused on restraining her and not paying any attention to leading her. Therefore, I want to make a big change. From now on, whenever she does a good deed, it will accumulate virtue, people’s gratitude will be accumulated inside the blue bracelet. When the accumulation reaches a certain level, the flame inside the blue bracelet will be ignited. After twelve flames are ignited, she can get one ‘perfect wishing magic’.”
“A perfect wishing magic?!” Ray thought for a long time but he couldn’t remember there being such magic, and thus curiously asked, “What’s the difference between this magic and other wishing magic?
Wishing magic is very unreasonable. If the word ‘perfect’ is added, it still sounds unreasonable…”
Ray was not being sarcastic, but he was just telling the truth.
The wishing magic group was always unreliable.
Someone said that this magic group’s principle was “through the understanding and modification of the world to fulfill one’s wish.” At first glance, it may appear very powerful, but in reality, it was a little bit deceitful— the world itself didn’t resist the changing tendency. When a person tried to use wishing magic to achieve a goal, the worst scenario was not that one’s wish couldn’t be fulfilled, but it was fulfilled in some bewildering ways.
For example, the relatively low-level second class wishing magic, in theory, could stimulate any “mid-level” quality magic. It didn’t matter if one didn’t have the necessary materials to display this magic or understand this magic. This magic could break any negative or positive magic’s effects, including breaking a curse, or displaying any effects of a low-level adventurer. If one could get a reward, it was good, but getting a result was good as well.
There was no problem.
Well, theoretically, it was possible.
But in fact, except for some experiences with pretty reliable wishes— for example, stimulating other magic— any other wishes were all distorted, and implemented by an unknown dumbfounded method.
Many years ago, Ray had accidentally obtained a second-class wishing magic scroll. After having carefully thought about his wish, he wished “to become the strongest warrior in the world.”
The result was that he received an invitation to participate in a “competition for the strongest warrior.” After that, he applied for it and was full of excitement. Only then did he realize the participants had been just a bunch of beginner level newbie adventurers. Later on, he found out that this had just been a self-organized competition from a small region.
That was right. He had really won the competition, and had received the bronze medal of “the strongest warrior,” but this medal didn’t have any meaning.
This was like a bunch of martial arts newbies rushing over the Hua mountain to compete, and then picking “number one in the country” among those hypocrites. This was just a mockery.
This had hit Ray hard. He even had several disputes because of it.
In addition to some later matters, he didn’t have a good impression of wishing magic. He even doubted many times that the great sage was drunk when inventing this magic or if he had some problems with his brain.
That magic was not useful at all, just a pure trap!
Although, Sui Xiong’s track record was not bad and his personality was very trustworthy, that “perfect wishing magic” seems more high-end than the “second class wishing magic” or “wishing magic”…
But this “perfect wishing magic” thing itself was unreasonable!