Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 87
Chapter 87: Chapter 87
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Sui Xiong’s action was close to provoking the guard and anger flashed in his guard’s eyes, but the guard immediately suppressed it.
If a “pet” was able to display such a magic transformation, its owner would not be a character that was easy to deal with. As a man serving in the country of casters, this handsome guard, of course, had certain judgments. Therefore, he immediately gave up his original intention. He didn’t show his rage and use power, but instead, he had a smiling face and hospitably invited them in. He even arranged an exclusive room for them and continuously, like flowing water, brought in wine and good food.
This transformation was indeed a switch from arrogance to deference. Behind this was the face of a snob.
But they must admit that there was a reason why the waiters in their hotel called the hotel “the best restaurant in the Green Tree city.” Although the portions of the dishes and wine were not much, their tastes were not like any other normal cuisine. They were exquisite and special. There were all kinds of styles here of a luxurious class— of course, the price was also luxuriously high.
Luckily, Sui Xiong’s group had a lot of money and didn’t care about the price.
“Ha, indeed Buddha needs golden clothes and the human needs clothes. Only a set of clothes immediately changed the way people treat us!” Sui Xiong ate happily, laughed loudly and said, “Still, having money is very good! Wearing glamorous clothes, eating delicate dishes, and we don’t need to worry about the expensive price, just eat as much as we want. Especially when I think of the look on that b*astard’s face at the time, the taste of this delicious food is enhanced somehow!”
Ray wasn’t as happy as Sui Xiong. He didn’t eat very much and he looked out the window sometimes as if looking for something unknown.
“Ray, today you don’t look so happy. Why aren’t you eating that much?” Sui Xiong pointed to Steele who was eating elegantly, yet very quickly, “You see, you even eat less than Steele…”
Ray sighed. “I am afraid that if I eat too much, it won’t be conducive for fighting later on!”
While he hadn’t finished his words yet, a magic light suddenly rose and covered the entire room.
Following the magic light, the air inside the room seemed to condense as well. After that, the door of the gate opened and the handsome guard led four robust men with fierce-looking faces in.
“How dare you not ask what this place is for?! And you dare to come here to make trouble!” The guard snorted coldly, “Beat them! Hit the couple gentler. But first, cut off the legs of this heavy man and then let’s decide what to do with him!”
As the brawny men approached, Sui Xiong, who should have been tied up and unable to move, suddenly spoke,
“The cost of this magic formation is high. One activation might be equivalent to casting an advanced magic spell, right?”
Those men were astonished and stood there bewildered, not knowing what to do. For many years, they had met people who had come to make trouble more than once, but had never seen those who could talk while tied up.
The handsome guard reacted very quickly. He didn’t say anything further, but turned around and ran away. He only made it half a step before he was bound by a tentacle from behind and was pulled back.
In the meantime, the brawny men were also tied up by tentacles. They looked like a bunch of pigs waiting to be butchered, piled up on the ground.
Sui Xiong, who turned the five fingers on his left hand into five tentacles and tied up the guard and four brawny men, sneered and then snapped the fingers of his right. The magic formation covering the entire room suddenly let out a glass shattering sound and then disappeared without any trace.
“All right, let’s have a sincere conversation.” He waved his hand randomly, extended a tentacle and closed the door. Then, very quickly, he changed back to his jellyfish shape.
However, the one who appeared in front of the guard and bunch of hired thugs was not a small jellyfish used as a hat, but a huge jellyfish that could swallow a person alive!
“Your restaurant really meets my standards!” Sui Xiong said, “The wine and foods are delicious and I am very satisfied. The magic formation is not bad and I am very satisfied with it too. I am only not satisfied with the entertainment program after eating. People usually invite beautiful women to dance here. Why did you bring a bunch of brawny men?”
“In reality, it’s not bad to have brawny men dance here,” Steele said.
Sui Xiong rolled a big piece of meat with his tentacle and stuffed it into her mouth.
“So, let’s talk then.” Sui Xiong turned his head and addressed the group of five embarrassed and scared men, “Although we have had a little misunderstanding, using an advanced magic formation for just a little misunderstanding doesn’t seem right, does it? I find this matter very strange and very unreasonable! Can you give me a reasonable explanation?”
After speaking, he casually rolled a big beast bone as thick as one’s wrist with his tentacle, and brought it to his mouth. Biting it off, he chewed it up like eating a bunch of salty biscuits.
This scene was scary to the point of causing the hired thugs’ legs to shake crazily. If it wasn’t for their spine, they might have suffered urine incontinence. Luckily, the handsome guard was a bit braver than the rest. Though scared to death, he had the guts to answer, “For those who dare to make trouble in our restaurant, we always fiercely hit them hard. We don’t mind the cost but we have to crush their arrogance! One thing you have to know is that this big restaurant is prone to being attacked. If we hadn’t used such a cruel scheme to scare others, our restaurant might have been replaced long ago!”
“It sounds reasonable…” Sui Xiong was silent and fell into his thoughts.
“Don’t believe his bullshit!” Seeing Sui Xiong about to be deceived, Ray sneered and spoke, “I’ll bet that behind the owner of this restaurant is backed by at least one advanced caster who might be the current owner of the magic tower of Green Tree. As long as the backer doesn’t collapse, no one would dare to do anything to them even if they are courageous. They use this excuse to deceive those who don’t have enough knowledge about the Confederation of Mifata!”
“But he didn’t lie,” Sui Xiong said. “I can confirm this point.”
“One doesn’t necessarily lie to deceive others,” Ray said dismissively. “All in all, deceiving others is too easy because they can say half of the truth or say nine true sentences and one false one. You should not be too dependent on your power, but should learn more about the ways of the world. The magic for sure is a good thing, but wisdom is way more important than magic!”
“Good! Wisdom is way more important than magic!” The door was opened again with applause. A twenty-something year old, handsome young man arrogantly came in, “It is the famous quote of the great Sage who established the Confederation of Mifata and is also the most famous proverb in our Confederation. I didn’t expect such words to come from an outsider. Judging from your outfit, I think you might be the kind of rude person who just knows how to use violence, but your words make you like an erudite noble gentleman. The contrast is like a surprising opera: beyond everyone’s expectation! Being able to see such a scene isn’t a waste of my time in coming here.”
“Who are you?” Sui Xiong unwelcomingly asked as he squinted his eyes.
Because he had almost been deceived, he was in a bad mood.
“Me? All of you are standing in my estate,” The young man smilingly said. “If you want to know my name, although you aren’t qualified given your identities, your words really made me satisfied. Therefore, remember carefully, I am Kahn Green.”
His laugh was very haughty. It was as if knowing his name was a very glorious thing for Sui Xiong and the others.
“What is the relationship between you and the Grandmaster Green who built the magic tower of Green Tree?” Ray asked in a low tone.
“This question is very hard to answer because I would have to add several ‘grand’ before the word ‘grandfather’ so as to call him.” Kahn laughed arrogantly like before and said, “It is just that you are thinking too much. Having connected with me is already a lucky thing for people like you. As for how he is right now, it is not something all of you should care about.”
Ray slowly squinted his eyes and pressed his hand against the hilt of his sword.
This young man all along didn’t show a clear enmity, nor did he show any intention of a fight, but somehow he gave Ray a deep, dangerous feeling.
This guy could not be underestimated!
Sui Xiong didn’t think that much. He was in a bad mood and wanted to vent. Just then the most suitable target presented itself. Therefore, he rudely asked, “You are the owner of this restaurant? This is good news! I want to complain! How do you do business? Because of such a trivial misunderstanding, you immediately want to beat us? Do you know any law?! Is there any justice in your mind?”
“Of course not.” Kahn didn’t change his look and calmly answered, “I am a mage who only respects wisdom. Law? Justice? Those are toys that normal people use to hypnotize themselves. Why do I need to waste time remembering or caring about them?”
Sui Xiong was momentarily speechless. This guy behaved as if this were natural and what he was talking about was in line with the principles of heaven and earth. Sui Xiong indeed couldn’t think of what to say to a guy like him.
This was like how using words to make Steele completely repent and change her attitude was almost impossible.
“Seems like… you are not here to reconcile but to quarrel?” He lowered his voice, saying, “Seems like you really have confidence in your ability!”
“Confidence?” Kahn arrogantly smiled again, “Only the weak need those things. To a genius like me, success and victory come naturally.”
After saying this, he opened his left hand.
In his hand, there was a pocket watch that no one knew when it appeared. The clock hands of the watch spun but didn’t produce any sounds.
“Time Freezing?” When Ray saw the pocket watch, he immediately knew what kind of magic the opponent wanted to cast. For a moment, he was frightened and immediately pulled out his sword.
But he knew that most likely he acted too late.
If one compared the art of casting magic to a crown, then “Time Freezing” would be the brightest gem on that crown. It could adjust the time flow of the casters, putting them in an unimaginably fast time flow. In what seemed to be the blink of an eye to other people, the caster could complete an action that should be done in about thirty seconds.
Although, these actions had many limitations. For example, the casters couldn’t directly touch the target with any enmity; couldn’t use any method that could destroy the structure of the magic such as Magic Removal, and couldn’t use any method related to time and space. Those thirty seconds when the time was paused was already an insurmountable advantage. As long as one could utilize those short thirty-seconds well, he would easily defeat his opponent even if his opponent was a giant dragon.
If one was faced with an opponent that cast such magic, they would die usually when they came to their senses if they didn’t have the appropriate method to fight back.
Due to the protection of His Majesty Void Mask, Ray wasn’t worried for his life. But he couldn’t help but feel frustrated that he would be defeated.
“This young man named Kahn seems approximately ten years younger than me, but I am too far behind to catch up him in terms of strength. Having been through many ups and downs in the west wilderness for several years, I, who used to be complimented as a genius, am outdone by the genius of the new generation.”
“It was like a proverb that His Majesty Void Mask used to say, ‘As the sea surges on wave upon wave, so the old generation dies on the beach.'”
Before, Ray was also the “new wave” that surged the older waves which were made dead on the beach…