The Dark King – Chapter 27
A friendly reminder: Don’t forget that the MC is a kid. Literally! You should not have expected him outdo a normal wuxia/xianxia MC…
I would like to thank spiritsong for editing this chapter.
Dudian and rest sat on the board dragged by the camel as the group approached to the rendezvous point. There were many students standing high and mighty. Although the total number of students were much lesser than before, but it was still a very impressive result.
“There are so many people who are qualified!” Mason exclaimed with surprise.
Many of the children came from variety of families, but at the end of the day each of them were trained by Tobu. It didn’t matter whether you were weak or a girl, after the training a transformation had occurred on each one of them. They had undergone through very harsh endurance training before the assessment.
Moreover, in the desert survival assessment, endurance only played a supporting factor. To survive through you had to rely on luck and brains.
“I did not expect so many powerful people.” Mason spoke with some emotion. “I thought we were the only ones desperately trying to survive. Never thought that those same conditions applied to everyone.”
Everyone was aware of the difficulties of the ten-day assessment. The thought that they had survived, was already a miracle. But overall everyone understood that to finish the course, they could not simply continue with their current efforts. They had to push themselves ten times more above their current limitations.
At sunset, the last desert camel arrived. All the students who passed the assessment were gathered in attendance.
Now, a huge black carriage rode over, before it stopped in front of everyone. Kris and Tobu jumped out of the carriage. Kris turned towards the carriage and opened the door. The students heard tinkling sounds of chains. The sounds were followed by the emergence of a distorted figure that was pushed down the carriage. It stumbled and fell on to the sand.
Tobu and Kris weren’t polite in the slightest. They brutally pulled the man’s chains to make him kneel in front of the students.
Silence fell. There were no sounds except the sound of the wind blowing against the sand.
Dudian’s pupils suddenly narrowed as he saw the figure. His fingers clenched tightly unto his sleeves and cold sweat oozed down his spine. The figure locked in chains was an alchemist. Moreover, this alchemist was in the same faction as the one he had killed. It was a ‘life’ alchemist who also had experimented on his own body.
Moreover, the results of the experiment were also terrible!
His body was burly. However, below his hip there existed a twisted tail which wrapped around his body. The alchemist’s face was full of meat knots. A scimitar-like extremely sharp bone dagger poked out of his left wrist. But the most appalling sight was on his chest. On the center there were sharp fangs that extended out from his body.
This, simply could not longer be called a “person”!
The children who had never seen an alchemist in their entire lives stared at the ‘monster’ with wide open eyes.
Tobu looked around at everyone, and then with an indifferent smile, he said: “First of all, I have to congratulate you for passing the survival assessment. You can be ravaged by me for another six more months. Secondly, some things should be made known to some of you.” He used his leg to kick the burly man onto ground, “This. Your parents should have told you about alchemists, the devil’s apostle!”
The children burst into an uproar. No one had expected for an alchemist to appear in front of them. All kinds of evil legends about alchemists emerged in their minds. That kind of a body confirmed the tales – this is without any shred of doubt the embodiment of the devil!
“This time, in the place where you were assessed the ‘alchemists’ hid in waiting. Therefore it resulted in a lot of people accidentally eliminated.” Then, Kris stood out and said “But fortunately there are no casualties. I have to congratulate all of you because most of the students who had encountered the ‘alchemists’ were not terrified, but rose up against them!”
She raised her hand and said, “There is a Knight of Light with us today!”
All children were burst into an uproar again, full of excitement, after hearing her words.
Knights of light were not part of military career. But they were exclusive knights under Holy Church. A symbol of noble character and pure will. Even the nobility would wish their children to marry a Knight of Light because of their glory!
“There is a Knight of Light!”
“I would have never expected the Knight of Light to help in capturing this demon. ”
“I’m way too happy! I want to his appearance! I want to meet the Knight of Light! ”
Mason, Sham and Zach were filled with emotion.
All the students were envious as someone had assisted the Knight of Light while capturing the demon. Think about the excitement of the situation. How great a chance it would had been!
Kris smiled and her voice boomed, “In total 38 students encountered alchemist attacks. Yet, 17 of them not only refused to surrender to the devil but also delayed it long enough until the arrival of the Knights of Light! Especially last night. Lorian not only avoided the alchemist but also secretly left a signal which allowed the Knights of Light to smoothly pursuit the demon and capture it in one swoop!”
“I declare that all the candidates who assisted the Knights of Light in capturing the alchemists will be rewarded with the second military merit at once. This will be recorded under your household. In the future if you become guards, you will begin with a rank of captain and will have a right to become a ‘knight’!” When she mentioned the ‘knight’ part it referred to the ‘knight’ of military, not the ‘knight’ of Knights of Light.
Hearing her words, many students displayed traces of envy in their eyes.
Knights and the guards are completely two different levels, ah!
Although the knights of the military and knight of light are not comparable in status, but it is still a favorable status. It’s only slightly inferior to the noble status. In the event in future that one can become a Knight commander then that said person’s status would be higher than of a noble family’s.
As for the Knight of Light, nobles would kill to have them as guests in their households.
“In addition to what we know ten days ago the Knights of Light found several footprints near an alchemist’s secret base. According to their speculation someone was caught by the alchemist, but successfully escaped. I don’t know who was it so please stand out so that I could deliver your military reward.” Kris suddenly said in sweet tone.
Hearing this everyone was surprised. For a moment, they looked at each other.
Dudian’s heart tightened. He saw Zach and Sham look at him, waiting for his actions. Only three of them know the story.
Looking at the eyes of the three, filled with envy and excitement, Dudian’s heart sank. After they ran out, he had wiped out and concealed the footprints in worry that some other alchemist may have trailed them.
When he killed the alchemist he wanted to conceal his whereabouts not because he expected the Knights of Light would appear. It was actually to avoid other alchemists. Thinking about it right now, he had done the right thing by eliminating traces of their footprints. He had tied the alchemy notes onto his leg. If it was found out by a Knight of Light, he didn’t know what kind of a big crime it was.