Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 90
Chapter 90: Chapter 90
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
Things in this world were usually quite ironic like this. To the brutal and ruthless Kahn, his younger brother Roger was one of the few people that he really cared about. Therefore, when he learned that Roger had betrayed him, he was in grief. His emotions were so stirred up that he wasn’t able to cast a simple magic trick. But to Roger, this big brother Kahn was like a towering sky-covering tree, blocking his way to develop, snatching away the sunshine and rainwater that should have belonged to him, and completely shadowing his growth, so that he could not succeed. Hence, he loathed Kahn and it didn’t bother him to provoke Sui Xiong’s group with the intention of getting Kahn into trouble.
Sui Xiong could not understand the relationship between these two brothers.
“In fact, it is not hard to understand. It is nothing other than jealousy.” In this game of scheming, plotting and betraying, Ray was considered experienced and knowledgeable, so he explained. “Kahn is very strong, but he is indeed very lonely. Roger is his family, at a similar age as him, and has a certain talent. To Kahn, Roger is very suitable to be a friend to talk to who satisfies his need for affection as well as doesn’t threaten him. And what he has to pay for Roger is just some insignificant things that aren’t worth mentioning to him.”
“And what about Roger? Although he receives Kahn’s care and attention, these things are not what he wants. The thing he wants is to seize those resources of his own, to quickly make progress, and to get countless praise and worship. And in order to get those things, he must compete with Kahn. He obviously can’t defeat Kahn. He didn’t even dare to show his competitive intention. Thus, jealousy and resentment have accumulated more and more in his heart over time, and everything turned out like this in the end.”
“In reality, this kind of matter is very common. In a noble family, if two children, one talented and another excellent, appear simultaneously, then things will usually develop to this extent.”
Sui Xiong suddenly realized. At first, he found it was hard to imagine, but after thinking about many TV series scenarios involving romantic affairs, spying and wars, it seemed somewhat reasonable.
As a young man with an innate talent, capabilities, and ambition, of course, Roger thought his career and future were the most important. Superficially, the achievements he had had today were completely thanks to Kahn’s guidance. But to think about it deeper, if Kahn died, wouldn’t he have had more opportunities?
This matter reminded him of an old saying, which he didn’t remember where or when he had heard it: No matter how well a boss treats you, it is still worse than you being the boss!
To be honest, Sui Xiong didn’t think highly of Roger, either. Being the gatekeeper for the most famous and luxurious restaurant in the Green Tree City didn’t do justice to his mind and talent. But being an advanced caster was too unrealistic. One thing to keep in mind was that even though he was taken care of by Kahn, the one who was almost considered a top-notch caster, he was such a person, so his talent could be imagined.
But to a person whose mind was burned by ambition, there was no principle that could be explained to him.
“What are you going to do? Kill him?” Sui Xiong sighed and asked Kahn.
Kahn had already recovered his composure. He shook his head and nonchalantly smiled.
“I won’t kill him. It is unnecessary,” He calmly said. “Anyway, you will not let him off, right?”
Sui Xiong nodded and then continued to ask, “Then how about you? Do you have anything you want to say?”
Kahn shook his head again. “No need, it’s up to you.”
“You seem very decadent. This is not good.”
“After all, all has been decided. I kill people and others, of course, can kill me. It is very fair.” Kahn seemed as if he had completely ignored his life and death. “You don’t need to care about this. In such a big world, life and death are very normal. Today you kill me, and tomorrow there will be another person who will kill you. It is just that simple, ” Kahn said very reasonably
Sui Xiong frowned. Kahn’s face impressively remained unchanged when his death was near. But Sui Xiong still found there was something wrong in this.
This guy is a genius. He is just in his twenties but he has already become the top caster. As long as he doesn’t die now, it is almost for sure that he will step into the legendary land. How can he be willing to die?!
Not to mention… Are those people who supported him able to sit still and watch him die?
Thinking about this, he suddenly realized then sneered. Cold lights rose from one of his tentacles in all directions and then condensed into an ice knife as sharp as a steel knife. He ruthlessly stabbed the knife toward Kahn’s chest.
Before the knife hit Kahn, a green light had risen from Kahn’s body, covering him completely.
The mild and gentle light hid a tremendous power. Along with an ice knife, it could even block the attack launched by a bunch of fully armed knights.
But what it did was useless because the ice knife had stopped halfway to Kahn. The ice knife hadn’t really stabbed him.
“Show yourself.” Sui Xiong lowered his voice and said, “After all, you are a big person in the legendary realm. You don’t need to sneakily hide.”
A green light flashed in the air. An illusion of an old man wearing a glamorous long black gown appeared in front of them.
“Hello, young god,” The old man slightly nodded to Sui Xiong in respect. “I am the owner of the Green Tree Tower. I am very sorry that my offspring have caused you trouble.”
“In fact, they haven’t caused me too much trouble. But I want to ask you one question. Do you ignore what they have done?” Sui Xiong was not being polite just because the elderly had acted politely toward him, and he asked coldly, “Did you teach your children to hit others so cruelly?”
“I haven’t taught Kahn these things. Maybe he did it out of his own habits.” Although being courteous, the old man didn’t show any trace of compromising, “Acting mercifully is not a good habit. Young casters who didn’t work nimbly enough have already died. The remaining ones are just like him.”
“The young casters I know are not like him!”
“It is just because they are weak,” The old man said nonchalantly. “Forgiveness and mercy are the power of the strongmen. In order to be merciful to the enemy, the first thing to do is to become strong enough that even if the enemy fights back, you won’t be hurt. Right now, Kahn is not strong enough, and especially when his enemy is a god he isn’t qualified to be merciful. In fact, even if he had done his best, he would not have been able to threaten you. So if this is the case and he still had wanted to be merciful, then he would have had acted as stupidly as a clown.”
This old man sounded very convincing because he started from the point that Sui Xiong was strong. Just like what he said, neither Roger nor Kahn were able to threaten Sui Xiong. Hence, whether or not they had treated him with mercy wasn’t important.
However, Sui Xiong didn’t concede, but sneered and refuted, “You think he doesn’t have to treat the enemy mercifully just because the opponent is mighty, don’t you? Then, if they face a weaker opponent, will they be merciful?”
“Different circumstance need different analyses. You can’t lump different matters together,” The old man calmly said.
“Uh-huh, I understand!” Sui Xiong sneered and continued asking, “It’s the last question, so may I bother you with it?”
“There is a proverb that goes like this: Raising without teaching is a fault of a father. As the children have gone on the wrong way, is the adult responsible for that?”
The face of the old man finally changed, but before he could react, a blue light suddenly flashed on Sui Xiong’s body.
This blue light wasn’t dazzling but it brought along an incredible and irresistible power. It dispersed in all directions like waves, instantly covering the entire restaurant.
The old man growled. Then the magic tower in the center of the city instantly sent out a glaring light and shot toward the restaurant, but it was firmly blocked by the blue light.
However, at this moment, Sui Xiong had already wrapped the illusion of the old man with his tentacles. He shouted loudly and pulled the old man out.
“You think you are safe when you hide inside that narrow stitched space? How ridiculous!”
An indescribably intense magic battle suddenly broke out, but quickly subsided.
After everything calmed down, one-third of the restaurant was a pile of ruins.
Inside the ruins, the body of the floating jellyfish had gotten much bigger than before. He coldly stared at the old man who had been embarrassedly beaten black and blue in the face. The legendary caster’s ability to cast magic had been temporarily locked by Sui Xiong with his supernatural power. At this moment, he was no different from a normal person.
“To be honest, I am not a judge of the court. I am also not interested in playing the role of a judge,” Sui Xiong’s voice sounded like thunder, echoing in the sky above the ruins. “But since I came across this thing, I need to intervene in it.”
He didn’t waited for others to answer before he wove his tentacles.
Four beams of light fell on the four hired thugs, and a grimace of pain immediately appeared on their face. They looked very embarrassed.
“You are, in nature, not too bad. However, helping others to do evil things is a big mistake. Although you will be exempt from the death penatly, you can’t avoid your punishments! I will engrave a curse mark on all of you. Whenever you do bad things, the curse mark will cause you pain. Only when you do good things will you be able to make the pain disappear. When you have done, cumulatively, one thousand good things, the curse mark will not only vanish but also improve your physical constitution. You will also be given the ability to cast magic.”
The four hired thugs looked at each other for a while, then all kneeled down on the ground to obediently take the punishment.
Although such a punishment was a little annoying, they had, after all, escaped death. Moreover, if the words of this god were true, they would have a chance to become stronger!
“Kahn, since you still haven’t repented after doing evil things, you have already been marked unredeemable. Take my wake-up call!”
On the jellyfish’s tentacle, the golden pattern in the shape of the Chinese character “ten thousand” sparkled, flew over, and slammed into Kahn’s forehead.
Kahn’s eyes dimmed. He suddenly rolled on the ground with an intense headache. After a while, the headache slowly faded, but he didn’t stand up. He laid on the ground, looking to the sky with a pair of eyes full of guilt, and sorrow and his face full of tears.
His vitality quickly withered, and his face instantly became as pale as a dead person, but his eyes were very bright and clear, completely different from how they were before. They emitted a light which made people feel comfort that came from the bottom of their heart.
“Do you know why you were wrong?” Sui Xiong asked.
“I had already known,” Kahn said while sobbing, “but…it is too late!”
“It is never too late to repent. Just slowly atone for your crimes!” The supernatural power of Sui Xiong radiated, and the God of Redemption immediately received the message and sent an envoy to pick up Kahn’s spirit.
“Roger, you always wanted Kahn to die and not hinder your way, right?” Sui Xiong coldly said, “Right now, he is dead. What do you think of it?”
“His death came too late.” Roger had finally awakened from the Seduction Magic and he said gloomily, “What is the point of his death now when I am already about to die?!”
“Now, do you think you could have succeeded if he had never existed in the first place?”
Sui Xiong sneered and waved his tentacle. A strong magic light fell on Roger’s head. “So, let’s try it…”