The Legend of Sun Knight V5C1: “Frightening Children into Being too Scared to Sleep at Night”

The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 5: The Undying Lich, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


The First Misdeed of an Undying Lich: “Frightening Children into Being too Scared to Sleep at Night” — translated by bleachpanda

“Sun, Sun?”

Although I didn’t open my eyes, I could already sense a lot of dark element in the shape of a human beside me… It’s Roland!

I nearly jumped up, grabbed his shoulder, and agitatedly shouted, “Why did you do it? Even though it was on my orders, that kind of thing, that kind of thing… Even if I was the one who ordered you to do it, you definitely should not do it!”

Roland stood there in shock. The moment I stopped shaking him, he asked reflexively, “That kind of thing? What kind of thing?”

“It’s killing…” I’m not even able to say these words! Why did I relay such an order? And I even ordered it as if it were the most natural thing in the world! That is impossible!

“Sun, did you have a nightmare?” Roland said a bit perplexedly, “I kept hearing you moan so I decided to come in and check on you, but nothing had happened. You were only lying down and sleeping.”

A nightmare? This time, it was my turn to be in shock. After that, I decided to extend the range of my sensing ability.

I was lying inside a room. There weren’t many things inside the room, and I was sitting on top of a bed. Beside the bed was a table and chair set, and there were many documents placed on the table. The door wasn’t a normal wooden door, but rather an iron door and there was a small window on the wall.

This was the confinement chamber. That’s right! I had been confined by Judgment.

So, it really… really was only a nightmare?

“Sun, are you all right?” Roland asked worriedly.

But, the dream felt too real! I could even feel the emotions I had while giving the orders to kill… those feelings of killing others just because it felt fun. I felt like a child, a child who does things because he think it’s interesting and fun, who does malicious things without even caring one bit about how others felt!

It also felt really similar to that time when I was in the Valley of Trizer. After I had absorbed a large amount of the dark element, that feeling of wanting to do whatever I wanted, with no worries about consequences, with nothing restricting me, with nothing that should or shouldn’t be done… I had thrown everything away without a care. The only thing important had been whether I was happy or not… It felt so terrifying.

“Sun, I think you only had a nightmare,” Roland worriedly said. “I was guarding outside, and no one came in at all.”

Is that so? However, this confinement chamber actually has a hidden door. Although no one might have come in, it doesn’t mean that I didn’t go out! I’m afraid that… I couldn’t have done something while I was sleeping, could I?

I’ve heard that in this world, there is a sort of thing called sleepwalking that would allow those sleeping to get up and do many strange things and have no idea and no recollection of performing such things… Upon thinking this, I couldn’t feel at ease. “I have to go see them.”

“See who?” Roland said, astonished.

“Blaze, Leaf, Ice and Judgment.”

I stood up and grabbed my coat as I was talking. After I put it on, I immediately walked towards the door. However, Roland desperately rushed in front of me and said firmly, “Judgment said that, without his permission, you’re not allowed to leave the confinement chamber!”

“I have to leave!”

“No! Judgment said I can’t let you leave!” Roland replied, even more resolute than before.

A sudden flame of anger surged inside of me, and I couldn’t stop myself from roaring, “Roland Hell, you need to get this straight. I am the head of the Holy Temple!”

Roland froze, but I froze as well.

No matter what, I shouldn’t have yelled at Roland. He was only obeying his orders and following them. In addition, he had only recently taken upon the role of the Hell Knight. It was natural that he wouldn’t be as on the same page as the others.

The Twelve Holy Knights all know that when I seriously give an order, even Judgment wouldn’t refute me. That’s why they would usually listen to and follow my orders. However, the most mysterious thing is that all of the Twelve Holy Knights can tell when I am seriously giving an order or not. I’d wondered more than once. Just how are they determining whether I’m serious or not? If I can figure that out, then from here on, I can pretend to be serious…

“Fine!” After Roland furrowed his eyebrows and contemplated for a while, he finally nodded his head. However, after he agreed, he said even more unwaveringly, “But I must follow you, and this time you’re not allowed to get rid of me on purpose.”

“Deal!” I immediately concurred.

In order to set Roland’s mind at rest, I decided to just grab his hand, pull him along and run straight to the hallway with the rooms of the Twelve Holy Knights. The closest room happened to be Blaze’s. I let go of Roland’s hand and gently pushed Blaze’s door.

The door wasn’t locked, so when I gently pushed it, it opened. I quietly walked in and stood at the end of the bed, looking at the person on the bed.

The bed wasn’t small at all, but Blaze was only lying down on one side of the bed with all four limbs stretched out and half of his body hanging out of the bed. His sleeping position is really horribly terrible!

I remembered that Roland had chopped off Blaze’s entire shoulder in the dream… However, my sensing ability clearly told me that the shoulders of the person on the bed had no wound; they were perfectly fine and completely intact.

I let out a deep breath of relief. However, right afterwards, I still did not feel all that reassured, so I called out, “Blaze.”

The person on the bed shook a little and then practically jumped up, immediately shouting, “Who… Sun?”

After recognizing that it was me, Blaze looked at me in astonishment. Even though he had been woken up in the middle of the night, he was still evidently filled with energy. His actions were so exaggeratedly large and even his eyes opened up so wide they were like teacups.

I moved forward and patted his shoulder. He only looked back at me blankly; he didn’t shout that it hurt at all… Blaze is really fine! I breathed a sigh of relief.

Uncaring of whether Blaze had reacted any further to my actions, I quickly left the room to check on Leaf as well since his room was just beside Blaze’s. However, the moment I walked outside, I saw Leaf standing in the hallway. His face was filled with disbelief. He was wearing his pajamas, but he was showing his bare feet. He was also holding his bow.

The whole image was extremely mismatched.

“Sun?” He nervously said in a small voice, “Weren’t you confined by Judgment? Did you secretly escape? Hurry up and go back! Blaze screamed really loudly just now, he might have woken up Judgment as well!”

I didn’t answer him. I only walked forward and grabbed Leaf’s head and swung it left and right.

“Sun… Ah! My neck is going to break, can you use less force?” Leaf cried out in pain, but he still didn’t stop me from twisting his head. He probably didn’t have any idea what I was even doing… He really is such an extremely good person!

Great! Leaf’s neck and head aren’t separated and he can still scream in pain, so he should be all right.

After tossing Leaf’s head to the side, I ran straight for Ice’s room. Although the door wasn’t opened, I could already sense the situation behind the door.

It was already this late, yet Ice still hadn’t gone to sleep. His back was towards the door, and he was sitting in front of his table. On his table was an incomplete cake, and he was in the middle of carefully using cream to make flowers… I kicked the door open with one hit and burst inside.

Ice practically jumped up in fright, hands holding his cake, and turned around, freezing in place just like what Blaze had done.

I rushed forward and with one hand, smacked away the cake that was in the way. Then I ripped Ice’s clothes that were covering his chest area. After touching around, I realized that his chest was smooth and sleek. There was absolutely no large, deep, X-shaped wound that penetrated to his bones.

“That’s great!”

I breathed a big sigh of relief. Although I still haven’t seen Judgment, since Blaze, Leaf and Ice are all fine, then Judgment should definitely be fine too! Therefore, everything must have really been only a nightmare. All that never happened. I never ordered Roland to kill Blaze and the others, Roland didn’t kill any of them and I definitely didn’t kill Judgment! This is really wonderful…

“Did you see? Sun woke up in the middle of the night just to come and rip open Ice’s clothes! Tsk tsk!”

Many whispers from different voices drifted over from the area of the door.

“Could it be that after experiencing so many failures with princesses he decided to go play for the other team?”

“Then, from now on, when I go to sleep, I’ll definitely remember to lock the door…”

“What could one door do? Even a dragon can’t stop him!”

“Then what should we do?”

“Sleep in the same room as Judgment or Hell! The two of them are the strongest, so they should be able to hold out for a while…”

Where is this conversation going? I immediately turned around and shouted, trying to clear everything up, “What are you all talking about! I have no interest in men… Judgment?”

Besides the abominable bastards that were whispering by the door, there was also the person that I didn’t want to be found out by the most standing there — Knight-Captain Judgment.

I never thought that he would arrive so quickly. He has even put on his clothes neatly and tidily, although his clothes are just a piece of black cloth… No, a black robe. You only need to drape it over your body and you’re done.

Facing Judgment’s cold stare, I could only brace myself and explain, “I had a nightmare. I saw Blaze, Leaf, Ice and you being killed. So, I rushed over to confirm that everyone was all right.”

Although what I said was the truth, the words sounded so unbelievable that even I didn’t really believe them.

As I expected, not only Judgment but everyone there revealed an expression showing that they didn’t believe me at all. A bit dejectedly, I said, “However, you’re definitely thinking I’m speaking nonsense and that I actually secretly escaped and randomly made up an excuse to you.”

Judgment merely raised his eyebrow.

“In addition, I’m also inside Ice’s room, so I most likely came to get sweets.”

Judgment smiled faintly.

“And the reason I ripped Ice’s clothes was most likely because he tried to convince me to go back to the confinement chamber and that if I didn’t he’d go report it to you. So in order to stop him I grabbed him in a moment of desperation and accidentally ripped open his clothes…”

Judgment nodded his head. Even the others revealed expressions of sudden realization of what had really happened… Besides Earth! Just a moment ago, he was the one who was saying something like I didn’t sleep in the middle of the night in order to run here and rip off clothes! And right now, he still dared to reveal a suspicious look at me! Horrible! I’ll definitely remember you!

“Judgment,” I growled a bit angrily, “Just say something! Anything! After all, I already know that since I secretly escaped the confinement chamber, you’re going to confine me a few extra days, right?”

“You’re wrong. I won’t punish you this time, because it’s not necessary,” Judgment finally opened his mouth. He leisurely remarked, “Sun, you’re currently stepping on Ice’s cake.”

“…”

After he said that, I then suddenly realized… Why does my back feel so cold?

I quickly said, “Judgment, hurry up! Take me back to the confinement chamber! Didn’t you say I’m not allowed to leave? I’m willing to be incarcerated for an extra three days… Even one week is fine! Otherwise, two weeks! How is two weeks?”

With a bang, he used incomparable speed to close the door.

“…”

A… Achoo!

I sneezed heavily and then sniffled. This was quite unbelievable. Could this really be the legendary… Common cold?

As the Sun Knight that possesses the God of Light’s favor, I have never had a cold since I was ten. But right now, I’ve actually caught a cold! Seems like this time, Ice is really mad. Even the ice magic he threw at me was extremely powerful.

Ah… Ah… Achoo!

At the same time I was sneezing, the confinement chamber’s door opened, followed by a concerned voice asking, “Are you all right?”

Without raising my head, I snapped, “Not good at all. I’ve been confined, I have to do paperwork, Ice is angry at me and I’ve even caught a cold. I’m as miserable as I can get!”

The person that had come laughed. Even though he was laughing, his voice was still as deep as usual. Hearing it really couldn’t lift anyone’s spirits up… Even if you searched through the entirety of Leaf Bud City, besides Knight-Captain Judgment, you wouldn’t be able to find another person capable of such a low-spirited laugh that wouldn’t make anyone hearing it the least bit happy.

“Are you truly that miserable?” asked Judgment, laughing.

After sneezing once again, I snappily said, “Could I really be any more miserable than this?”

Judgment raised his hand and waved the documents held in them. As he placed the documents on the table, he said, “Ice said, in order to punish you for wasting food, he won’t make any sweets for you in the following month.”

“…I don’t want to live anymore! You might as well kill me!”

Judgment revealed an expression that was like a smile yet not a smile, “It’s not that serious, right? I can give you my sweets, and you would most likely also ask Leaf for his sweets.”

“That’s not the same!” I shouted in objection, “Ice would always make me super sweet sweets. I want to eat that type of super sweet sweets!”

“Ice hardened his heart and decided not to make any sweets for you to eat. Regarding this, I don’t have anything I could do that could possibly help you. You know Ice’s personality. He doesn’t get mad often, but once he gets mad, he will definitely not be easily pacified. In addition, this time you trampled the thing he treasures most to the point of tatters, so I’m afraid…”

Hearing everything up to this point, my face fell. If the usually good-tempered Ice had any feathers that could be ruffled, then you can be sure that it was trampling and wasting the sweets he makes for no reason.

Judgment sighed. He helplessly said, “I won’t be able to help you with Ice’s case, but if you were to tell me what kind of a nightmare you had, I will release you from the confinement chamber and call Adair back.”

Hearing Judgment’s terms, I seriously thought about it for a moment. I don’t mind being confined in the confinement chamber… Since, after all, I usually shut myself away inside my room, so right now it’s only changing the place I’m being closed in. But the most important term he spoke of is ‘calling Adair back’!

If I had Adair, I could throw all the documents to him and then go out and buy sweets. Even if I didn’t have sweets made by Ice, I could still manage to survive for one month. If I had Adair and saw anyone I disliked, I could drop a hint and tell Adair to surround and beat the person up. If I had Adair, I could practically ignore all laws and do anything… Ahem! I mean “do as I pleased”!

Although I would utterly love to have Adair back, I purposely revealed a troubled expression and bargained, “But, you still have to give Leaf’s and your sweets to me!”

Judgment nodded his head and then said, “I can give mine to you but try not to take Leaf’s sweets as much as possible, especially when the Holy Temple’s kitchen is on vacation. Recently, he’s been writing letters to the princess of the Kingdom of Moon Orchid and thus has opened up another expense for paper and ink. If you take his sweets as well, I’m afraid he’ll starve during vacation time.”

“Okay,” I reluctantly agreed.

Judgment walked to my side and sat on the bedside along with me. He said, “Now, tell me! What kind of nightmare did you really have that could make you wake everyone up in the middle of the night?”

I hesitated for a moment. Although I didn’t really want to think about the nightmare, I had already agreed so I told him everything that had happened in it clearly and thoroughly… up to the point when I stabbed him to death. It felt quite awkward; I nearly couldn’t continue the rest.

However, Judgment’s expression didn’t change from beginning to end. It was as if I wasn’t talking about the frightful actions of massacring the Twelve Holy Knights, but rather only speaking of a very normal dream, so I was just able to barely finish telling him what the dream was about.

Judgment silently listened until the end. He stayed silent for a bit and then suddenly asked, “Do you know why the ones who died were Ice, Leaf and Blaze?”

I froze, not catching on to what he was trying to say. I asked in confusion, “Why them? It’s just a dream. It’s not like I chose them.”

“You chose them,” Judgment faintly said, “because Leaf died once before and Ice and Blaze were wounded in this latest incident. You feel a strong sense of guilt towards the three of them. For you, it’s as if you’ve killed them yourself.”

So… that’s why?

“Don’t blame yourself any further,” Judgment sighed, “Ice and Blaze understand your personality and that’s why they forgave you without the slightest hesitation. They were scared that you’d blame yourself too much. Don’t let them down. Forgive yourself!”

“I haven’t been blaming myself!” I retorted agitatedly. Hearing Judgment say the same kind of things as he had said in the dream, telling me to not blame myself, made me feel really uncomfortable. It made me feel like the things that had happened in the dream were real, only that they would take place in the future.

Hearing this response, Judgment looked straight at me, giving me the shivers. I hurriedly tried to defend myself, “It’s only natural for me to blame myself to a certain point. It was me who had taken Leaf out, and when he died, I wasn’t even beside him. Also, I even hurt Blaze and Ice using my own hands. They… The three of them were… Because of me… Because of me, the three of them were…”

Judgment robustly interrupted my words and thundered, “The three of them are sleeping fine in their own rooms! Their only worries are how you are blaming yourself so much! Sun, it isn’t only you who feels sad when you hurt your own brothers! Stone told me that when Leaf found out you had lied to him about not being blind, he felt so upset that he nearly wanted to dig out his own eyes and return them to you!”

“He… He didn’t…” I nearly jumped up in fright.

Judgment immediately answered, “Of course not, Stone successfully persuaded him out of it. Moreover, even if he did dig out his eyes, there wouldn’t be a way to make you see the light again. Only in keeping his eyes would he be able to help you. He should understand this.”

I relaxed. That really scared me to death.

Judgment, with a deep and heartfelt voice said, “Sun, when your brothers are hurt, you become deeply upset. But the opposite is also true; if you were hurt, we would be very worried as well. Therefore, if you don’t want this to happen again, the next time you do something dangerous, don’t do it by yourself!”

I was silent for a long time. Then, I glanced at Judgment with a strange look. I asked with disbelief, “You’re talking a lot today.”

“Can’t be helped,” Judgment said with a cold expression. In an even lower voice, he said, “If I don’t clearly say this to you right now, I don’t know what kind of dangerous things you would do next time by yourself, making all of us clean up after you!”

He really wasn’t holding anything back with his words. It’s not like I purposely want them to pick up after me. A bit depressed, I said, “Sorry, but I really don’t remember what happened and why I was sent to Kissinger, and why I had even lost my memories on top of that. I really don’t know!”

“Sooner or later, we’ll be able to find out the truth,” Judgment said with no hesitation. This was followed by him staring straight at me and saying, “If you want to personally investigate it, promise me that you will bring others along with you. Don’t shoulder everything by yourself.”

“Okay.” This time, I agreed right away. I didn’t want to lose my memory again, and I also didn’t want to ever hurt the Twelve Holy Knights with my hands again.

After speaking thus far, Judgment finally relaxed his expression. “Then, I’ll be going back to sleep. You should go back to your room as well! Before I came in, I already told Hell to go back to doing his own things.” After he finished speaking, he stood up, turned around and left.

I looked at him turn around, still feeling that something was strange. I couldn’t help but open my mouth and ask, “Judgment, you usually say one is one and two is two, so why is it that this time you said you would confine me for a month, yet you’re willing to let me out even though it’s only been a bit more than two weeks?”

Judgment stopped in his tracks and slowly turned his head. With a smile, he said, “The Cathedral of the Shadow God’s Silent Eagle has come to the Kingdom of Forgotten Sound. You are responsible for receiving him, so I have to release you.”

“…You tricked me again!”

Flustered and exasperated, I shouted, “Judgment! You… You have become really bad, I’m telling you!”

Judgment laughed and walked out. “It goes without saying that I’m a ‘bad’ person. You haven’t forgotten that my identity is that of the Knight-Captain Judgment whom everyone fears, right? Hm? Kind and merciful Knight-Captain Sun?”

“But I’m not kind at all, so you’re not allowed to become bad! If you’re bad, then won’t I be the biggest victim? No, Judgment, you have to be a good person, just like Leaf… Hey! Don’t ignore me!”

‘Grisia! You can never escape, you definitely can never escape so just…obediently allow me to kill you, okay?’

I abruptly opened my eyes. This time, I wasn’t panicked like before. Instead, I first used my sensing ability. As I expected, I was inside my room and I was the only one inside it. There was no one about to kill me.

Another dream?

Why have I been dreaming so frequently recently? Could this be an after-effect of memory loss? In addition, who is it that wants to kill me? Is it Scarlet? And what is the relation between Pink and Scarlet?

These questions were enough to make my head about to explode, and that was even before taking into consideration what Judgment had said. Silent Eagle has arrived in the Kingdom of Forgotten Sound… Why is he coming here out of the blue? As the real person in charge of the Cathedral of the Shadow God, him coming to the enemy religion’s headquarters, the Kingdom of Forgotten Sound is as weird as if I, as the Sun Knight, went off to the Kingdom of Kissinger… Uh!

Okay, I’ve been to the Kingdom of Kissinger before as well, so his coming to the Kingdom of Forgotten Sound doesn’t seem to be that strange.

Scarlet, Pink, dark elements and Silent Eagle… Everything seems to be related to the Cathedral of the Shadow God. Why don’t I just start investigating from the Cathedral of the Shadow God? Something should definitely come up!

However, I wasn’t familiar with the Cathedral of the Shadow God. I should find someone and ask them about it.

After getting up and dressing myself, I brushed my hair and then touched my faceAfter two weeks of confinement during which I was able to apply masks every day, my skin had become so nice that I would rather feel myself than feel women… However, if there really were women for me to touch, then I wouldn’t mind not having this face!

But I’ve gotten off track. Anyway, even Roland says that I’m even whiter than undead creatures now. The state of my outward appearance can’t be any better, and it definitely matches the image of the fair and handsome Sun Knight. Therefore, right now I can immediately go out and start questioning people!

“Cathedral of the Shadow God?”

Storm rolled his eyes. Brusquely, he said, “Do you really think that I know everything? I only know the gossip in our own country! If you want to ask about a country that far away, I don’t have that kind of remarkable ability!”

“I see,” I disappointingly replied.

Probably seeing that I was extremely disappointed, Storm shook his head and added, “You asked the wrong person. Try and ask Cloud! He might have read it in a book somewhere. That guy is the real walking encyclopedia!”

Hearing Cloud’s name, I suddenly realized that it really was the most appropriate to ask Cloud about these things! It seems that I really have been asking Storm so many questions recently that when anything happens, my automatic reaction is to go and ask him.

“You have Sun’s gratitude, Brother Storm, for you have cleared the mist for Sun and allowed Sun to reunite with resplendent sunshine, allowing Sun to receive the joyous illumination of the light. Sun thanks the God of Light, and Sun thanks Brother Storm.”

Storm expressionlessly said, “If you really want to thank me, never say thank you to me again. How many times do I have to say it? Are you doing this on purpose? It’s exactly like when you say our names wrong… Shut up! Don’t say my name!”

I shut my mouth and obediently nodded my head. Then, I waved goodbye. After walking ten steps, I confirmed that I was at a distance that no matter how fast Storm was, he wouldn’t be able to rush toward me, punch me without others noticing, and return to his original position as if nothing had happened. It was then that I finally bid him farewell.

“Bye! ‘Deatheo’.”

“…”

From behind me came Storm’s retaliating voice, “Sun, Adair needs three more days until he can return. Therefore, for these three days, don’t forget to do your paperwork! Hey! You’re not allowed to pretend that you’re deaf!”

I can’t hear, I’m deaf, I can’t hear… I hurriedly left and went straight to the library.

Ever since the Pope had dismissed the librarian and had Cloud manage the library, Cloud was never able to free himself from his part-time job of being the librarian. Even though farmers had recently had a bountiful harvest and money offerings to the Church had increased, the Pope still didn’t allow him to leave the job.

Therefore, the Pope, that old man, definitely planned this all beforehand. In order for him to save on paying the librarian’s salary, he actually pushed Knight-Captain Cloud, who has a high position, into becoming a librarian. This was simply… Too great!

Because, now when I want to find Cloud, I don’t need to inelegantly walk around shouting for him. I only have to go to the library now to find him, which is much more convenient. Many holy knights, especially the Cloud Knight Platoon, actually clapped their hands at the plan that the Pope came up with to save money.

I walked into the library, and many knights raised their heads and greeted me. After smiling and nodding at each one of them, I walked to the library’s information desk and elegantly tapped the table’s service bell.

The bell only rang twice before Cloud quietly “rose” from the back of the table. He only revealed his head and then didn’t “rise” anymore.

I smiled as I looked at him, and he also silently looked at me. After staring for a while, Cloud quietly stood up and wordlessly followed me in leaving. Of course, only he was silent; I was smiling and greeting others the whole time we were walking. Although I have always hated smiling and greeting others, after being confined for two weeks and seeing no one but a few of the Twelve Holy Knights, I felt that smiling and greeting others right now wasn’t that detestable anymore.

While walking with a smile in the Holy Temple’s hallway, I told Cloud, “I want some information on the Cathedral of the Shadow God.”

Cloud tilted his head to one side, and then began with a flat voice, “Around seven hundred years ago, in the year 125 of the Sacred Calendar, in contrast to the Church of the God of Light that focuses on benevolence and the Monastery of the God of War that values strength the most, the word “shadows” began to appear among the people. The focus was the idea of doing whatever one wanted…”

“I don’t want to know how they came to be!” I said a bit helplessly. “My term of service as the Sun Knight would be done by the time I finished listening to you tell me the entire history. Tell me the connection between the Cathedral of the Shadow God’s representative, the shadowpriests, and Silent Eagle.”

Cloud froze for a bit, and then opened his mouth again to say, “The Cathedral of the Shadow God’s representative is the Demon King. Silent Eagle and the shadowpriests exist to serve him. Silent Eagle is the commander of the dark knights. On the other hand, the shadowpriests are few in number with that usually being around thirty. However, each shadowpriest is extremely powerful…”

Now he seemed to be at a loss, not knowing how to continue.

What Cloud had said was basically the parts I had already known. Besides the most basic information, I didn’t know much more about the Cathedral of the Shadow God.

I hesitated. Then, I took the initiative and said, “Tell me more about the representative. For example, how do they elect him?”

Cloud hesitated and then shook his head. He said, “It hasn’t been recorded officially in texts. There have only been rumors.”

“No problem, tell me about it!” I insisted. After all, rumors are sometimes more truthful than records!

“It has been said that the Shadow God personally chooses the Demon King.”

How could that be possible! I fell silent. Probably from seeing my expression, Cloud nodded his head, as if he agreed. However, he added, “It might not be the Shadow God, but rather some kind of holy artifact left by the God, similar to the Divine Sun Sword. There have also been rumors among the people that the God of Light chooses the Sun Knight through the Divine Sun Sword.”

Of course the Sun Knight isn’t chosen by the Divine Sun Sword or personally by the God of Light, but rather by the previous Sun Knight. No one understands this better than I do.

However, I have also once heard of this rumor before. Something about how only the real Sun Knight can pull the Divine Sun Sword out of a rock it’s been pierced into and how fakes won’t be able to pull it out. Or stuff like how when the real Sun Knight touches the Divine Sun Sword, the divine sword will shine or even start speaking, stories like that. These have always been favorite stories of a bard’s to sing.

But, in reality, if you were a holy knight or even a cleric of the God of Light, you could make the Divine Sun Sword shine, provided that you covered the sword with holy light.

Not to mention, if the Divine Sun Sword really was stabbed into a rock, among the Twelve Holy Knights, the person that would be least likely to pull it out would be me… Okay! Sometimes rumors are not very reliable either.

But, as we were saying, the so-called idea of the Shadow God personally choosing His representative may have also originated from a rumor about some holy artifact. I quickly told Cloud my thoughts, and then asked, “The dark knights wouldn’t have something like a Divine Shadow Sword, would they?”

Cloud shook his head. “The texts didn’t record that.”

“Is it possible that shadowpriests are little girls?” I tried asking.

“The texts didn’t record that.”

“Do the Demon King and Silent Eagle have a good relationship?”

“The texts didn’t record that.”

“…Is there anything you know that isn’t recorded on the texts?”

Cloud didn’t hesitate at all and used a monotonous voice to answer, “People need to eat, sleep and go to the bathroom. I am the Cloud Knight. You are the Sun Knight. We shouldn’t provoke you or Knight-Captain Judgment…”

“I extremely thank you for your response but please shut up!”

Cloud closed his mouth extremely obediently.

It seems like I wouldn’t be able to obtain any useful information from Cloud either. So I really can only go and ask Pink? I originally didn’t want to look for her until I had clarified some things for myself.

However, if I must find Pink in order to figure out the truth, then I won’t avoid it. Since, after all, this needs to be solved. Otherwise, I won’t be able to be at ease… Something like amnesia definitely cannot happen again!

I turned around and faced Cloud. “Cloud, for now, follow me and handle some affairs with me.”

Since Judgment wanted me to find one of the Twelve Holy Knights to follow me to investigate and prevent any accidents from happening, then obviously, I’ll have to choose the most obedient and the most well behaved one!

Originally, Leaf was also a pretty good choice, since if I had him follow me, I could also borrow some of his seasonings during dinner time! However, after he found out that I lied to him, he’s recently been looking at me with eyes filled with great sadness, making me feel very uncomfortable. Therefore, it’s best if I don’t ask him!

“The Pope told me to stay at the library,” Cloud said blankly.

Stupid old Pope! There are so many clerics under him that he could use, yet he always fights with me for my holy knights!

I immediately asked, “Well, do you listen to the Pope’s words or my words? Huh? Knight-Captain Cloud?”

Cloud thought for a moment. “Yours. The texts say that the Twelve Holy Knights have to listen to the Sun Knight.”

…So the reason you are so obedient is because the texts say that? Then, should I take that book and show it to all of the Twelve Holy Knights to read? No, not just the Twelve Holy Knights, the Pope should read it as well!

“Sun!”

I didn’t need to turn around to see that Storm was jogging speedily towards me. After he reached me, he briefly and clearly said, “The Pope is looking for you.”

I looked to the left and right. There were no holy knights that were in close proximity, so I also straightforwardly lowered my voice and simply said, “What’s happening?”

“Silent Eagle has arrived.” After he finished, Storm quietly added, “The Pope and Judgment don’t seem too delighted. The Cathedral of the Shadow God leans more toward the dark element, so they’re not very welcomed in the Kingdom of Forgotten Sound.”

Silent Eagle… Awaitsun? He came at the right time. I might be able to coax some information about Pink from him.

However, I also had some doubts. Silent Eagle actually came here coincidently at such a time, could it be… He knows that I’ve been to the Kingdom of Kissinger?

Regardless, I’ll meet him first and then see!

112 Responses

  1. First
    First! And I love this chapter!

    • @Roko

      actually, if you read the first prologue about religions, there’s a paragraph where it’s written :

      More than any other Sun Knight, the thirty-eighth generation Sun Knight is widely held to have been the very epitome of perfection. It has even been said that he was the incarnation of the God of Light himself and his exploits require five long epics to be fully narrated.

      He dispatched the darkness’ Death Knight back into the abyss and defeated the malevolent Undying Lich. Not to forget that he also slew a dragon, rescued a princess, and destroyed the Great Demon King…

      so we get a bit of a spoiler that he’ll defeat the great demon king^^

    • kuroneko13

      @lydia
      but that statement could end up being like the “everyone knows that the sun knight is kind and always forgives everyone”
      so what if people say that he defeated the demon king because that is what they were lead to believe; but in reality he became the demon king? and they found someone very much alike to the sun knight to take his place and make the people think that the sun knight is still there? and grisia as the demon king stays away from the kingdom of forgotten sound?
      honk

  2. Thanks for the Chapter!!

  3. So…
    Who’s going for Grisa=Demon King ?

    • Misa-chan

      @Lucifer
      100% he is.

    • Kuran Nita

      @Misa-chan
      Me! Me! Me!!! He “Would”…

    • SourGrape

      @Lucifer
      Do you guys really want to know the truth? or you’ll just wait and see for yourself? ;D

    • @SourGrape
      ill spoil it~
      well it turns out that the demon lord is none other than ice who wreaks havoc on the countryside by raining sweets down from the heavens and delivering the flu to all who would oppose him!

    • Chicaalterego

      @Jasae Bushae
      NOOOOO, what shall we do *Panics* Now people will be doomed AND fat! Poor citizens of the LSK world. We are losing one of the kindest bishies into the path of darkness *cries* There is nothing to look forwards in the fure anymore TT^TT

    • @Chicaalterego
      if only the evil dark lord was earth! then we would have to only worry about him stealing all of the women and cursing sun to an eternity of virginhood!
      or storm who would be to busy correcting paperwork to commit any evils!

    • @Jasae Bushae
      I read this and laughed.
      Then I read your other comment, cursed the fact that I couldn’t reply to it, and have decided to label you a woman-hater. T_T

    • @Alyss
      can you honestly say if earth turned out to be the demon lord he wouldnt just abuse his power to pick up girls? XD

    • SourGrape

      @Jasae Bushae
      NOOO not my sweet precious baby Ice! I don’t mind the raining sweets though D; D; D;

  4. Oh dear, oh dear. Well, at least it was a nightmare…. Maybe.
    The vision of a laughing Judgement boggles the mind. On the other hand, it nice to know that he trusts Sun that much.
    Thanks again.

  5. How cruel!!! To end like that for the month!!! I’m going to suffer through the winter break because of u people!!!!! Anyway… Thanks pr for the great and (usually) prompt following chapter and hopefully none of the readers will strangle themselves to death because u left us with even more questions than before for another two weeks or so… Happy holidays to anyone celebrating!!!

  6. It was indeed a dream! so many questions …… and grisia’s perfect punishment! No sweets! Who wants to kill him?scarlet?
    Thanks for the great chapter!(“⌒∇⌒”)

  7. Oh Sun and your episodes of upcoming doom.

  8. Wow.. So if I’m guessing it right, Pink is actually the Cathedral of the Shadow God’s “Demon King” or should it be the “Demon Queen”?

    Thanks for the translation PR…

    • Dragonssing2emokid

      @angelmicx
      I’m going with Pink as the shadow god itself and her choosing Grisia as the next Demon King before he suddenly decided on knighthood at 10.

    • Kuran Nita

      @Dragonssing2emokid
      The God of Light is involved too~ :3

    • I doubt is Pink, probably Scarlet and she definitely has relations with Grisia :(
      @Dragonssing2emokid

    • Shoetsu Otaku

      @Dragonssing2emokid
      I was thinking more like Grisa was the son of the God of Light and the Deamon “Queen” (Pink)

    • Shoetsu Otaku

      @Shoetsu Otaku
      I mean Pink as the Shadow god

    • moonlightflower

      @Dragonssing2emokid
      Too bad! Many people love Grisia, so get in the line people. Seriously!

      The Pope wants Grisia to be a cleric (read side story)
      Neo and God of Light want Grisia to be Sun.
      Pink wants a new Demon King.

      and I think Scarlet is looking for a necromancer disciple, seeing how she gave him a textbook for it.

      On the other hands…. everyone wants him DEAD!!! Well maybe except the twelve holy knights

    • @moonlightflower
      the god of light wants grisla to be sun? O.o

    • @moonlightflower
      Grisia sure is popular.. everybody wants him, dead or alive :D

    • angelmicx

      @Dragonssing2emokid
      Uhmm… Doesn’t it said at the beginning that gods can’t intervine with the mortal world?. So IF Pink is the ShadowGod, does that mean she is breaking the rule & the other gods are not doing anything about it? ^_^

    • immasweetslovinggirl

      @Dragonssing2emokid
      No no you have it wrong Scarlet is the Shadow god and she chose Sun to be her Demon king and she enlisted Pinks help to train him

    • @angelmicx
      umm…wasnt it revealed that pink was a shadow priest of the shadow god? which going by this chapter is one of thirty people

    • @Jasae Bushae
      That’s what I thought too.
      But its fun to think she can be something else =D

    • angelmicx

      @Jasae Bushae
      I dunno bout that, cause Pink says that she is NOT PART of the of the “Cathedral of the Shadow God” because those are her servants. And besides it is not Pink who said she is a ShadowPriest but Princess Anne. She might have used simmilar techniques to a ShadowPriest so she was mistaken for one. same as how Sun gets mistaket for a cleric or a mage. ^_^

  9. ~Ren The Witch~

    Omg…. i missed the old Sun SO MUCH! THX THX THX!

  10. Ahhh have to wait til next month now. Good chapter.

  11. Yay, Sun didn’t destroy the Holy Knights. But then again I didn’t actually believe it could possibly be true.

  12. The way to tell if Sun is giving an order seriously: just ask yourself “is petty profit involved in this?” If the answer is no, it’s serious.

    • @beta
      You forgot to ask, “Does Sun get out of doing work by doing this, and could Sun do the work himself?” If No, it is also likely serious.

    • @beta
      I’m pretty sure Sun’s complicated inner mind workings are not that easy to read (unless you happen to be Judgement XP). But it’s a good starting point~

    • @beta
      or petty revenge

  13. Thank you PR! So excited!
    Grisia has a secret door, huh? Wonder if Judgment knows about that too?

  14. Nice chapter! It is actually longer than usual too, or is it just me?
    Poor Cloud… He’s next to be killed/maimed/tortured!

  15. wow.. knight-captain cloud is so obedient!!!!

  16. pffft XD
    ‘sun is tearing off ices clothes in the middle of the knight~’
    gah, this is so much fangirl bait XD

    and yipee~ this chapter will have lotsa cloud knight ^^

  17. I become more & more curious as to what exactly is going on! Grisia is really suffering w/o Adair. Poor Grisia!

  18. No, I think Pink is the shadow god. Since the shadow god chooses the demon king = Grisia will become the Demon King.
    Last time when Sun asked Awaitsun if it’s suddenly ok for him to marry, he answered that since she (Pink) personally allowed it, who could go against it?

  19. Owhhh!! I understand now..
    I feel pity for Grisia :(
    Thanks for the translation! :D

  20. thanks PR!! (^_^)

  21. More like Pink is the Shadow God,
    Scarlet is the current Demon K-Queen looking for a successor and Sun was chosen to be the next Demon King.

    How does that sound?

  22. Oh wow, very interesting chapter. XD I look forward to seeing what comes next. <3

  23. Rumors might actually be more reliable, though, especially when they say they might not be. I wonder what the artifact is…if it’s related to all the dark element in the valley with the dragon…

  24. hmm…in retrospect upon reading the chapter title, the child that was to scared to sleep ended up being grisla.

    • @Jasae Bushae
      This comment just gave me the most epic little picture of a chibi Grisa curled up in bed, and later getting up to bother Lesus about being unable to sleep. So ~~~CUTE~~~

      So, kudos for that~

    • @Alyss
      hmm…if thats not already a picture someone should go bother the art group and ask for a ‘favor’ XD

    • Willowtm

      @Jasae Bushae
      Gah! That image is so cute!! Dang, if only I knew how to draw…Meh, if I tried, Grisia would just look like some scary thingymahbob. *shudders* Nobody would want to suffer through that image. But jeeze…now I wanna see that so bad!! So adorable!!! >_<

  25. “Frightening Children into Being too Scared to Sleep at Night”)))
    So Grisia is the “child” mentioned)))
    I wonder who will be “Sending out Annoying Subordinates to Disrupt Peace”?
    Will it be Awaitsun? Or maybe the Pope?

    • @EliSan
      wells if the words are twisted a bit it could mean to disrupt the peace of the subordinates who had it easy for a few weeks. :3

    • Shoetsu Otaku

      @EliSan
      Where is it that you’re talking about child too afraid to sleep? I don’t remember reading that, and as my name says, that’s very unusual, so my curiosity is high… Oh well, I might as well retread the entire last volume and current one. Good luck to me!

    • it’s the title of this chapter!

    • Persimmon

      @EliSan
      I don’t that is the whole explanation. Yes, Grisia is scared but the keyword, like you say, is “children,” not child. What I think the chapter title also means is that Grisia has made the other knights too afraid to sleep at night, not knowing when he will assault them in their sleep….

      “Did you see? Sun woke up in the middle of the night just to come and rip open Ice’s clothes! Tsk tsk!”
      Many whispers from different voices drifted over from the area of the door.
      “Could it be that after experiencing so many failures with princesses he decided to go play for the other team?”
      “Then, from now on, when I go to sleep, I’ll definitely remember to lock the door…”
      “What could one door do? Even a dragon can’t stop him!”
      “Then what should we do?”
      “Sleep in the same room as Judgment or Hell! The two of them are the strongest, so they should be able to hold out for a while…”

      Of course, they later “realized” that Grisia was probably trying to get sweets from Ice, and that they likely have no need to be afraid of Grisia and Lesus may further elaborate after hearing Grisis’a nightmare.

    • @Persimmon
      That section made me laugh… LOL

    • @Persimmon
      You might be right. I didn’t even think of that. But We are talking about misdeeds. They can mean some overall misdeed. Like rules. ‘people should look left and right before crossing the road’ for example. It refers to every single one that crosses the road. That was my guess. But it can be any

  26. OMG! I love this! UGGGHHHHH! I can’t wait for another month to see what happens next!

  27. near the end of the chapter, Storm’s statement “not very welcomed” sounds funny. should it not be “not very welcome” instead?

    anyway, great chapter guys! Happy Holidays! :D

  28. Actually this chapter made me really worried. I don’t like the fact that Grisia fell ill. Doesn’t this mean that Grisia loosing his connection with the god of light? Loosing his protection?

  29. Cloud’s so cute…
    Thanka a lot!

  30. I am really worried for Grisia. The way things are going, it looks like he’s going to be in a lot of trouble…
    I can’t wait to see what will happen next!

  31. Sun, Sun… Waking up in the middle of the night to thorn Ice’s clothes… tsk tsk, I didn’t expect it from you…
    lol
    Thanks for the chapter.

  32. Dessert Lover

    AWESOME CHAPPPPTERRRRRRRR

  33. J Luc Pitard

    I was hoping/thinking that was a dream… Whew! Still, it was either as Lesus said and a reflection of his fears or as Grisia fears and a dream of what’s to come. He’s very much in Pink/Scarlet’s control until he gets his full memories back.

    Love the way his blindness works into everything: Leaf’s guilt, his attitude toward color (in dream), his tactile sense, etc.

  34. the probability of scarlet or pink being the shadow God is low since it was said in the beginning that the Gods have a treaty that they cannot get involve directly. But other stuff like giving Sun a Dream (nightmare)about him being the future demon king is possible.

    • @JL
      though on that note im kinda curious what the exact relationship is between awaitsun and the shadow priests since it seemed like he was taking pinks orders…perhaps theres an equivalent to pope in their organization?

  35. ….. Grisia is loosing his divine protection??????OMG!

    well, if he is going to be the next Demon king, it makes sense that they have to kill him to make him a lich….so the words spoken to him while sleeping should make sense….

    ….

    half my nails eaten ….I´m very nervous!
    Want the next one! Thanks for the chapter!

  36. The next chapter is “Sending out Annoying Subordinates to Disrupt Peace”
    I think the annoying subordinates that Sun have is Earth. Since they both detest each other.
    Anyway, I miss Neo and Aldrizzt >_<

    Thanks for the translation!

  37. I specially bought the chinese novel because I couldn’t wait and… So much to tell yet words aren’t coming out… TT___TT
    PR thanks for the updates! Really appreciate it!!

  38. Little Writer

    Hallelujah! They’re alive!
    Lol, I would KILL to see the manhua chapter for this. Sun stripping Ice’s clothes…*fangirl nose bleed*
    Also, Sun’s very serious side. Man, that really hasn’t shown up in a while.
    Lesus is so obviously a psychologist. He dissected Sun’s nightmare like it was nothing! Maybe he has these kinds of dreams too..?
    I think Pink is a lich that’s lived for soooo long they’re worshiping her as a god. Scarlet is Pink’s right hand girl, I guess then.

    • @Little Writer
      oh golly i forgot there was a manhua ^.^;
      thats going to be so much fanservice bait…heaven knows what the artist will do when they get to the naked sun in bed scene from the previous book and the scene in book two where storm was trying to keep from winking all the time ^^;

  39. I have this whole scene played out of Leaf hating on Awaitsun for pretty much blinding Sun… Should be amusing, if it ever comes to that~

    “Cloud, what do you know that isn’t in the text?”
    Why, why, WHY was this not asked earlier????? XDD

  40. I have to wonder if Sun will reveal himself to Awaitsun. I believe he was in the black suit disguise at the time they met, so Awaitsun probably won’t recognize him. But still, it would be so much fun to see Awaitsun squirm when he finds out that Sun knows something about the whole deal.
    So, does anyone else get the idea that Sun is seeing the future, at least the possible future, in his dreams, and Judgement just helped him explain it away? Usually those visions are warnings. Or have uses. Also, But I want to see Sun tell Judgement about this new dream! The first dream and the title of the epilogue are pretty foreboding. I wonder if its foreshadowing, or another work of the unpredictable Yu Wo.
    And yes, I do have to wonder at the cold that Sun has. In the story, it implies that he has it because of the intense cold Ice used on him, so it defied even the God of Light’s protection… but wouldn’t that be the same as getting a massive sword wound? No Sun Knight has yet died from such while serving the God of Light, but all of a sudden Grisia can get a cold. Very odd.

    • @facepalmed
      Sun already revealed himself as the Sun knight to Awaitsun when he was wearing st. Dragon’s Briginade, didn’t he?Awaitsun confusing Roland and Sun… I wanna see that XDDDD

      I think everyone is just blowing the whole “he caught a cold” thing way out of proportion. I’m pretty sure it’s just a little Sun Knight bashing…

    • @Alyss
      i agree regarding the cold XD while grislas probably immune to your standard illness, its not that hard to believe he would come down with something if the churchs very own ice knight was to get serious XD

    • The Book Girl

      I hope you are aware that he would be able to sense the strong dark energy, rather than the conflicting light energy? While it would be funny, I’m sure it would also be near impossible.

    • @Alyss
      And do you really think that in 13 years (if I am not mistaken) he hasn’t angered Ice even once? That doesn’t sound like Grisia to me))) But it is the first time he got ill. I hadn’t had a cold for two years and that can already count as Miracle ^.^ + did Yu Wo ever written anything without a reason.

    • @EliSan
      I agree with you.
      Yu Wo wouldn’t write something without reason. Like the chapter for Half Prince, the bosses were to release the tension in the story. So, yeah. That’s my thoughts =D

    • @EliSan
      I really think this is the first time Sun got Ice so angry. Normally, Sun would be thinking straight enough to not anger Ice for fear of a lack of sweets.

    • @EliSan
      Yes, Yu Wo always has a reason for doing something. But it’s possible that her reason for suddenly giving Grisa a cold is to entertain her readers, yes?

  41. “Around seven hundred years ago, in the year 125 of the Sacred Calendar, in contrast to the Church of the God of Light that focuses on benevolence and the Monastery of the God of War that values strength the most, the word “shadows” began to appear among the people. The focus was the idea of doing whatever one wanted…”

    So the Demon King emerges around the time the first generation of Holy Knight was formed, hmm… interesting. Now I’m getting excited for the 1st generation :D

  42. ahhhh~ I can finally breath a sigh of relief…:3…~ .. I was really worried that the other knights was really killed by sun it made my heart sink in sadness just thinking about it cause i really like sun when he cares for his knight and the ones that died at suns dream….were my most beloved ones….XD awwiee~ I just love them:’3..

  43. Eggu_sketch

    Thank you so much for the new chapter! Can’t wait to read the next.

    Hmm…I still think Scarlet is Pink’s new body and that she is controling a corpse to pretend to be the real Pink…or is that she can live in two bodies? :o

    Aaah! I want to find out the truth D:

  44. Thank God it was a dream =D
    But Sun is acting odd, is he losing the God of Light’s favor?
    The comments about Sun ripping Ice’s clothes made me laugh~
    But I am worried
    Thanks For Uploading This Chapter =D

  45. NanoLaughing

    Ohmygosh! I’m so glad it was only a terrible terrible nightmare. Yu Wo is too sly! She’s strong enough to even make Sun cry and beg for mercy, and even to the point ask for death! Wait, she is Sun!!

  46. The Book Girl

    BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YOU GUYS COULD GIVE!!!
    Thank you guys sooo much. I don’t know if you realize this, but a lot of people would never get to read these chapters in english without you. We all really appreciate it.

  47. Aww. Poor Sun XD.
    Love this chapter (especially the fanservice *drools*)!
    It would be nice to have a map included; if only to make the layout easier to understand.

    • @Simmie
      I think Lucathia (or some other fan) made up a map of the Continent.

    • @15B
      I’m pretty sure she did; I think there’s a link to it on her Fanfiction.net site, under “Lucathia Rykatu”

    • [PR]lucathia

      @Alyss
      …Yeah, I’ve drawn a map before. It is not in any way accurate, and there are also several places I’ve made up for use in my fic. =P

  48. Thank you for the new chapter, I loved it :)
    PS; you missed quotation marks at the beginning of the following sentence:

    But, as we were saying,

  49. SUN !! TT~TT

  50. sun and ice? kyaaaaaa!! so moe!! ><

  51. Just how are they determining whether I’m serious or not? If I can figure that out, then from here on, I can pretend to be serious…

    That’s why i love sun

  52. …I just read the chapter titles for this volume, it sounded so dark and sad, I had chills down my back. XD My imagination is running rampant.

  53. at the part where Grisia ask cloud about the church of the shadow god

    “I extremely thank you for your response but please shut up!”

    this part doesn’t look right to me..

  54. Hey. Didn’t Judge leave out his own name from Suns dream. I’m feeling something ominous going on about that fact.

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