Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 89
Chapter 89: Chapter 89
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Kahn was a person with an extremely strong will. This was the first time Sui Xiong had ever met someone like him who was clearly at a dead end but was still consistently confident without showing the slightest hint of weakness or losing spirit.
It was really obvious that this man had received an elite education from a young age, and he must have tried hard to get to his current state.
He was not only a genius, but he was more industrious and persevering than normal people.
If this guy had been on earth, he might have been the kind of hated “child of another family.” The smarter, more industrious, better performing, more talented, and more handsome child one might be compared to…
It was very hard to convince people like him.
“Forget it, up to you… We still have to come back to the main subject.” Sui Xiong shook his head and said, “As I’ve examined myself, I don’t think I have any particular conducts that showed enmity. Although my transformation into a giant made you feel nauseous, I behaved myself when I ate and I will not pay you less than what you deserve. Why on earth did you attack all of us?”
Kahn didn’t intend to keep this a secret, and answered in a straightforward way, “Due to your provocative actions. We, of course, must ruthlessly beat to death those who have the guts to provoke me.”
He said it very lightly as if it was natural. Sui Xiong didn’t need to use spirit sensing but still could see that this was his real thought.
Sui Xiong was silent for a while before asking, “These years, how many people that have provoked you have been beaten to death?”
“I never count that because it’s too boring,” Kahn said nonchalantly. “I suppose you would count every single fly you hit in a day, but would you be persistent in counting them forever? That is the job of servants.”
Sui Xiong sighed and cast a “Detecting Camp” magic.
A magic light flashed. After that, a colorful halo lit up the body of every single person present.
A kind of extremely messy blue light was shed on Sui Xiong’s body. This meant that he belonged to the “Chaotic Good” camp which refused to follow social orders, and did good deeds according to their will like the knight-errants who robbed the rich to help the poor.
But the light on Ray was still as red as before, which was the symbol of evil. But it had become much dimmer and there was a green light faintly flashing. This meant he was changing from evil to good. His halo was very clean, so he belonged to the type of people that followed the rules and obeyed orders.
The green light on Steele was a little messy, which meant that she didn’t take the good and evil problem seriously, but just valued her own free will. The will that she insisted on keeping and her understanding about public order clearly conflicted.
The light on the four hired thugs had a clear green color with a little red hint. This meant they only knew how to loyally implement orders. Their behavior normally tended to be evil, so they were typical villains and lackeys.
The light on Kahn was a clear and even, glaring red and had many disorderly lines. This showed that normally he was willing to follow the social orders, but when necessary, he would choose to break the order after carefully considering. No matter what happened, he just cared about whether he could protect his own benefit. And to gain benefits, it was obvious that he would primarily consider evil methods.
However, among the people there, the one with reddest light was not the malicious young ruffian, Kahn, or Ray, who used to be a solitary thief master, but the handsome guard.
The light on his body was no longer red, but rather black. When a person reached a certain level of evilness, and at the same time didn’t think social orders were important and was completely selfish, he would have a color like this.
This was called “Neutral Evil,” the purest villain. If there was anyone more evil than him, then that one would only be the “Chaotic Evil” compared to demons in the legends.
Of course, Sui Xiong knew that the results of the Detecting Camp were only used as a reference because its standard seemed to be a bit problematic. At least for him, the standard of the Detecting Camp was not accurate enough, as there were times that its results would be skewed, which made it unsuitable to be used as evidence.
But this didn’t affect his amazement about the handsome guard. Sui Xiong couldn’t stop being shocked at seeing the guard’s light as if he was seeing a rare animal.
“To be honest, I have never thought a gatekeeper could be this evil!” He lamented sincerely, “Generally speaking, regardless of whether a person does good or evil, to do big good or evil always needs a little bit of strength as an assistance. I see that your strength is terrible, but you are ridiculously evil and could be considered a genius among the villain group. Can you share some experience?”
Sui Xiong waved his tentacle to cast magic before the guard had time to answer.
A blue light turned into a curtain of light, covering the handsome guard who was lying on the ground.
“Honesty Magic?” Kahn smiled. “You should have used Truth-confessing Magic. The Honesty Magic could not make the target tell the truth because he could choose to be silent. Only the Truth-confessing Magic can make the target confess all that they know.”
“And when this magic expires, that person will also die,” Sui Xiong coldly said. “I don’t need a villain human to show me how I should cast magic. Before when I learned magic, your ancestors had not even been born yet!”
“I’m twenty-seven years old now and I have already mastered the mystery of the magic. I am able to cast the most advanced magic in normal circumstances,” Kahn calmly said. “I am qualified.”
Sui Xiong frowned without answering him, but asked the handsome guard to whom he had cast magic on, “What’s your name?”
According to his knowledge gained from reading online novels before his space travel, interrogating should begin from subjects that one could not easily lie about.
However, the handsome guard pursed his lips and didn’t say a word.
“Hey, you should answer when I ask you a question!” Sui Xiong raised his voice. “Don’t force me to use violent methods. Making others open their mouths is not as hard as you’d imagine. You’d better know it.”
But he still wouldn’t open his mouth.
Sui Xiong frowned. When he wanted to say more to threaten him, Kahn spoke first, “Let me answer this question for him. His name is Roger, my younger brother.”
“What?!” Sui Xiong was surprised. By carefully examining these two, he discovered that the two indeed looked somewhat similar.
“Why are you an advanced caster but your younger brother a weak gatekeeper?” He couldn’t stand but ask.
“The first reason is that he lacks the talents, and the second is that he couldn’t seize enough resources,” Kahn answered. “He is a b*stard whose identity is still not publicly acknowledged.”
Sui Xiong slightly nodded as he could imagine the clashes and conflicts hidden inside that.
Roger must have certain talents as well but he was far overshadowed by Kahn, an evil genius. The Grandmaster Green definitely had many descendants and each branch would get a limited amount of resources. Such a genius like Kahn might not only use up the resourcew in his own branch but also occupy many resources from other branches. Therefore, Roger could not seize any resources, and he also lost his identity of being a Green.
After all, having one more child only brought about more troubles.
“So, Mr. Roger. Would you tell me why you have enmity towards us? You are just a gatekeeper whose strength is not that great. It seems that you don’t need to be like Mr. Kahn who stubbornly beats down those who dare provoke him, right?”
Roger was still silent as before and wouldn’t answer.
Sui Xiong finally lost his patience, sneered, and waved his tentacles.
Steele, who originally wore a beautiful noble female outfit that made her look very high-class and elegant, had a burst of smoke emerge from her body, and she returned to her true appearance.
Seeing her wings and tail, Kahn frowned and advised, “You should answer honestly. Doing this is meaningless because ordinary people can’t keep secrets in front of a judge from hell. You have done a really good job. This is enough.”
Roger stared at Steele with his eyes shaking. He was clearly struggling inside.
But Steele wouldn’t wait for him to consider carefully. She had thrown herself at him and kissed him earnestly.
This kiss lasted more than one minute. When their lips finally separated, she had an exceptionally coquettish smile while Roger seriously blushed. His breathing became heavier and his eyes lost their clearness.
The seduction technique of Steele had a power that could not be underestimated. Moreover, when she used the intimate touch to seduce others, even a legendary strongman might not be able to resist her. Although Roger was evil enough, his strength was very average. Therefore, when she gave him a long deep kiss, he was completely trapped. Right now, if she asked him to open his mouth to speak or even to cut his own throat with a knife, he would follow her instruction.
After successfully seducing him, Steele giggled twice, then started to ask questions under Sui Xiong’s command, but his answers surprised her dramatically.
When she asked “Why did you go against us?”, Roger unexpectedly answered, “At the first glance, all of you looked very strong, so I might take advantage of your strength to make Kahn suffer a great loss.”
“What?!” Kahn, who all along stayed cool and collected, finally turned pale in fear. “What kind of nonsense are you talking about?!”
“He doesn’t speak nonsense. That is the truth,” Sui Xiong said. “Don’t forget that he is not only infected with Steele’s Seduction Magic but also my Honesty Magic. Right now, it’s impossible for him to lie.”
“I don’t believe it!” Kahn screamed loudly. “That is your evil magic!”
“So, you can cast Honesty Magic yourself. I believe that you know how to use this magic,” Sui Xiong said nonchalantly. “Or just like what you said, you can also use the Truth-confessing Magic. In any case, since he has plotted against you, it’s natural for you to kill him according to your habits.”
Kahn immediately raised his hand, outlining mystic magic patterns in the air with his finger. He wanted to cast his magic.
But he had only draw half of the magic patterns before he could not help but find his fingers tremble, which interrupted the magic casting. And his lips, which should be chanting the spell, were also shivering. He couldn’t even speak clearly.
One thing that could be seen was that the relationship between these two brothers was very good. Therefore, Roger plotting against him was a particularly huge blow to this young genius caster.
This was why, for a moment, he could not even steady himself to cast magic.
Although he was a villain, his heart had soft spots. Roger’s words were like a sharp knife, stabbing straight into the soft spots of his heart and causing unbearable pain for him.
“Forget it, keep on asking.” Sui Xiong sighed and asked Steele to continue.
“Why do you want Kahn to suffer a great loss?” Steele curiously asked.
“Because he took the resources that should have belonged to me!” Roger said fiercely while clenching his teeth. “I am an official heir of the Green family, not to mention that I also have the talent of being a caster. But because of him, all the resources have all been saved for him and his development. Even if he didn’t momentarily need them, they were also kept for him! Because of him! In order to let him smoothly take over the property of the family, I have not been able to get the surname of the Green’s because they don’t want me to become a threat to him!”
“The most resentful thing is that he usually hypocritically leaks some benefits out of his fingers, pretending to care about me. Those things should have been mine!”
The handsome face of Roger became fiercer as he screamed loudly, “As long as he meets misfortune, I’m pleased! It would be the best if he dies! If he dies, with my talents and scheme, the heir to this branch of the Green’s would be me!”
Sui Xiong sighed and waved his tentacles. Roger, who was grumbling constantly cursing and insulting Kahn, couldn’t see clearly, and fell into a deep sleep.
“Young genius, it seems that you are not as smart as you think you are,” Ray, who had kept silent, spoke nonchalantly. “A person who is weak and vulnerable to even one strike from you, has easily deceived you.”