Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 84
Chapter 84: Chapter 84
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Even a child would able to pick up on Ray’s discontent and suspicion toward the wishing magic.
Sui Xiong couldn’t help but say, “The wishing magic is also known as advanced magic. Even if they are legendary shamans, not all of them would be able to display this magic. This is a lower level wishing magic, normally an advanced shaman or even a legendary shaman is capable of displaying it. Why do you seem to look down on them?”
Ray sighed, telling him what he had experienced before.
When Sui Xiong heard about his “the strongest warrior” medal, he could not help but laugh out loud.
“These people are very creative! Brilliant! Brilliant! Do you still have that medal?”
Ray was silent for a while, and then took out an ancient bronze medal.
Just from a glance, one was able to tell this medal had been held onto for a long time. Countless touches had made the sharp edges of it become smooth, and had turned it a light golden color. It seemingly gave off a time-condensed feeling.
This medal was made very ordinarily or the smith making this medal had indeed put in a lot of effort, but his technique was not good enough, hence everything was in vain. In other words, due to the poor materials, it was not very water resistant. The writing on the medal had become extremely blurry, only a few words could be vaguely made out. As for the original patterns on the medal, more than half of them had rubbed off and could not be seen clearly.
Steele took a swift look, then immediately lost her interest. Coming from nobility, she could also be considered a slight expert in jewel evaluation. With just a glance, she could tell that this medal was of poor quality goods, which was put on counters in all souvenir stores in the big cities. It could be bought with a few copper coins.
But Sui Xiong stared attentively at this medal without blinking for a long time, then gently asked, “Do you regret making that wish?”
“Regret? On the contrary, it is not that bad.” Ray shook his head, “I’ve done too many regretful things in my life, but that medal is not worth mentioning.”
“If you don’t really regret that, why do you have such a spiteful attitude toward the wishing magic? This doesn’t make sense.”
Ray hesitated for a while, sighed deeply, and then changed the subject.
That was when he hadn’t become a lonesome thief yet, and had explored the Westfall under the identity of an adventurer.
At that time, he hid his true identity and ability, disguised in a mid-level adventurer’s appearance, and joined a pretty-famous adventure team. The ability of this team was not very powerful, but the atmosphere in the team was very good. The captain was kind and righteous and everyone helped each other, which made him satisfied.
Just like that, two years had passed by, until one day they had come across part of a treasure map. After having been through countless hardships, they had finally found treasure.
That treasure was indeed very satisfactory. They distributed many good items amongst themselves— the leather armor he was wearing was also from that treasure.
And inside the treasure, the most precious things were two magic scrolls.
Surrounding these two scrolls was the ability to make wishes come true, so everyone crazily fought for them, which was extremely messy. In fact, the majority of them were disturbed. In the end, after discussing it with everyone, the captain used one scroll.
His wish was “I want to live forever and be immortal.”
“This wish is very unreliable,” Sui Xiong said. “A wishing magic can’t do such a thing.”
Ray painfully smiled, then nodded. “You are right. After the captain made the wish, space and time suddenly solidified, imprisoning him. He then was sucked into a black hole to some unknown place.”
“If he was locked up, he might really become immortal…” Sui Xiong shook his head and sighed. “Wrong wishes often lead to a similar result like that. After all, the mortal willpower is strong enough to resist the world. It is also not strange for one to be fooled and misrepresented.”
Ray and other people were dumbstruck when they saw this scene. They all wanted to bring the captain back, but there was basically no way to do that. After tormenting themselves for a period of time, there was no way left to try.
Having lost a highly prestigious captain, the adventure team collapsed very soon after. Ray continued being an adventurous soloist as other people parted ways.
Not too long after that, Ray took a mission to escort a caravan past the Orc Empire. It took more than several months for him to get there. When he returned to the Westfall, he saw a scene like a bolt from the blue.
The story about the wishing magic scroll had leaked out. The famous “Pellets” Smuggling Chamber of Commerce had found their place. Each and every comrade in his team was either betrayed or killed.
Finally, the entire family of the captain, young and old members, were murdered. Due to the group’s earlier disbandment, the remaining scroll was left to the captain’s son.
“Is the scroll snatched away in the end?” Sui Xiong coldly asked.
“Did the birth of your “Family Extermination” title come from that war too?”
“That’s right… I took my savings out to hire thieves and spread false news, making the Iron Sand Chamber of Smugglers think that another organization wanted to have a bloody fight with them. All of them retreated to their headquarters. Then, I carried my sword and killed all of them from the big gate to the inside,” Ray coldly said, his face emotionless.
That fight was extremely fierce. The widely famous Iron Sand Chamber of Smugglers disappeared. All the key members of the chamber of commerce were killed, except for some lucky escapees. He didn’t let a single chick or dog slip away. The title of “Family Extermination” also came from this.
Also starting from that day, he was no longer an adventurer, but became a lonesome thief.
Ironically, when Ray killed everyone on the way to the room of the President of the Pellet Smuggling Chamber of Commerce, he discovered that the President was in a secret room, which was completely isolated from the outside world. He then, very carefully activated the scroll and made a wish: “I want bottomless wealth that can never be used up.”
Therefore, Ray chopped down on him with one sword, conveniently stuck a gold coin on his body, and said, “If you have an ability to use up, then feel free to use it.”
After that, he raised the spear and put it into his heart.
“Well done!” Sui Xiong praised him. He thought carefully for a bit, then smiled and said, “His wish indeed looks like it had come true. It seems like he really ‘can’t use up all the wealth’…”
“That’s right, he can’t use up all the wealth,” Ray beamed with a mocking smile. “After going through that event, I have developed an intense vigilance and antipathy towards ‘wishing magic.’ I always feel that this magic is extremely unreasonable, but avoiding it might be too late.”
“This kind of wishing magic doesn’t bring any good result. It is simply too bad or getting worse and worse.”
This time, Sui Xiong had completely understood where his spiteful attitude toward the wishing magic came from. It was from all of his bloody lessons!
It was probably like Sui Xiong and his friend that had unstable nerves in a game before. This friend used to beat down four in a team battle, and he, in one blow, also destroyed five people on the opponent’s team. Under good circumstances, he suddenly burst out a muddle-headed move, and buried the victory in his hand… In short, most of the time, he was muddle-headed, and the break out circumstance was very rare.
Therefore, when they played games together for several months, pitifully, Sui Xiong was not only unable to promote his competitive level, but his Golden rank also fell to Silver.
Since then, whenever the team made a conversation about “unstable nerves,” he always found all kinds of reasons to decline…
“But, the perfect wishing magic is different!” he said. “The magic will not bring such an obnoxious result!”
“After all, it is still wishing magic, what is the difference between them?” Ray asked back.
Sui Xiong was upset as he explained in a loud voice, “The wishing magic is a mortal magic, while the perfect wishing magic is a God magic. These two are completely different! Not the same!”
“What is the difference?”
“So what is the difference in terms of the effect?”
“The perfect wishing magic will not give a ‘malicious result’.” Sui Xiong raised one tentacle straight up, as if pointing a finger, to increase his persuasion, “If the wishing does not get a good result, this magic will automatically roll back, and recover the state when the wish had not yet been made.”
The perfect magic of course would not really “make the dream come true.” It could be used as a God magic. It had a mechanism to fix mistakes perfectly. If the wish was not implemented in the way that was favorable for the one making the wish, it would automatically abolish this wish, and at the same time, give the individual another wish.
For example, suppose that Ray agreed to the wish of “I want to be the strongest warrior in the World.” If he made this wish, then he would be gifted with another wish; “This wish could not be processed, please alter, or wish again.”
As the result, he would not waste a precious wish. He could make a little bit of an adjustment like “I want to become a warrior who is stronger than a giant dragon,” or “I want to become a super fast warrior with a God power.”
“In other words, the perfect wishing magic could guarantee that the wish will be executed directly, even if the situation might not be completely perfect, it would not entrap you. Right?” Ray was silent for a while.
Sui Xiong beamed, “Uhm, it is probably like this.”
Ray was silent again for a very long time, then patted Steele’s shoulder.
“Although I feel that the possibility of you turning into a pig is relatively big, you will be like a prodigal son that changed entirely. A perfect wishing magic is worth trying your best!”
Even though, it was unknown how many deeds she had to accumulate, or how much gratitude she had to earn to light up the flame inside the blue bracelet, it would definitely be a ridiculous number, at least this was clearly a “wish!”
In this world, countless powerhouses couldn’t make their wishes come true and died with regret. No matter how much effort they had put into it, or how ever many dangers they had been through, more than half of them couldn’t implement their wishes.
The legendary shaman who had invented the wishing magic was a tragic example. She was originally a princess of a country. When she was cultivating magic, she knew that her country had been destroyed by the war and her family and friends all died.
To save her country, she had spent thousands of months and years researching magic, then finally came up with the wishing magic. This magic didn’t have the ability to achieve her goal, despite the fact that even a God had to glance at her mighty power. The result she got was just the alteration of written history, only obtaining a “saved” part in the books.
Later on, this great shaman died in endless regret. Her strength and willpower shook the world. In the end, she became a newborn god, the God of Regret. That was a God who was in pain because she couldn’t make her wish come true. Her smile was cold as she looked at the mortal in grief, the God of Grief.
A terrible Devil God.
Neither Ray nor Sui Xiong knew that the appearance of the perfect wishing magic was related to the great Devil God. The one who invented this magic was the teacher of the Devil God, a great and formidable sage that no God could be compared to.
In order to save the spirit of his disciple, he had spent the time of several hundred years to invent this magic.
In the end, the perfect wishing magic could not make up for the regret of the Devil God, but it could reduce a little bit regret in a mortal.
And now, the ill-fated Steele just wanted to try harder to accumulate as many good deeds as possible to implement a wish.
Of course… the first condition was that she had to accumulate enough good deeds.
After hearing these things, Steele rolled her eyes and dropped her jaw. She looked at the blue bracelet on the back of her hand, and mumbled, “A perfect wishing magic, wish…”
After she said this for a while, her eyes looked mischievous. A flame lit up ceaselessly inside the red bracelet on the back of her left hand.