The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 5: The Undying Lich, Part One
Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)
Prologue: The Sealed Sun – translated by raylight
I stopped in my tracks. Although these people didn’t pose any threat to me at all, pausing to play with them seemed to be a pretty good way to pass the time.
“Look at us… Turn around, open your eyes and look at us!” I could hear that the person was trying hard to contain the aggravation in his voice, but he couldn’t quite manage to do so. In the end, he was practically roaring the rest of his words.
“Why?” I still chose not to do so, and merely smiled as I said, “I don’t need to do that. I can see all of you guys, and I can see everything clearly.”
Yes, I could see everything clearly. The temple at my back was originally an orderly and spectacular building. At the entrance, there were two giant stone doors. If the doors were closed, the center would form a large Sun crest. At each side, there stood long colonnades. Behind the stone pillars were enormous walls that spread out in a fan-shaped fashion to encompass an arced plaza.
However, regardless of whether it was the door, the pillars, or the walls, they were all engraved with meaningless decorations, causing me to have to spend more mental and physical effort to sense those useless things than usual!
Nevertheless, now it looked a lot better. All the pillars had fallen to the ground, the decorative designs had been worn smooth, and I had already destroyed the two giant stone doors with an explosion. The entire temple had been turned into a giant pile of stone rubble. This way, sensing it had become a lot more convenient. All I needed to sense was a rough shape to avoid tripping over the rocks while walking. As for what kind of decorative designs or carvings were on the rocks, they weren’t important anymore.
“Sun! Turn around and look at us!”
What a troublesome fellow!
I simply teleported in front of him, with a distance of roughly just ten centimeters left between us, and then opened my eyes. As I spoke, I spat my words onto his face with each breath. “As you wish. To dare to call me back, and to dare to order me to open my eyes, have you already prepared yourself for death?”
The other person’s breathing became rapid, and in a panic, he said, “Your eyes…”
“What about them?” I taunted. “Are they also black? Is this very uncommon? My eyes weren’t the only things that changed color.”
Instead, he flatly denied, “It’s not black, it’s…”
“I do not wish to hear!” After I gave a low growl, I ridiculed, “I’m unable to see the color that you would say anyway. So, the whole world only needs to have one color, and that will be enough. That is black, black, and black! Hahaha!”
I let out a sudden burst of dark element, and sent his whole body flying. He was originally already heavily injured, so he was completely unable to counter the attack. Immediately after being blasted, he rolled quite a few rounds on the floor, and then covered his mouth with his hand as he coughed violently. What he coughed up was mouthfuls of blood.
Among the knights who were all over the floor, only two of them were still able to stand up. Once the two of them saw the heavily injured person coughing up a lot of blood, they instantly revealed an anxious expression, and went to help him up. However, the injuries on their bodies weren’t light either. When they lifted him up, they swayed from side to side. If they had really fallen, then I guess the injuries of the three of them would become more serious; it would be dying simply because of stupidity!
Teasingly, I said, “What a bunch of fools. If you guys had stayed further away from this guy, you might have been able to keep your lives.”
The three of them lifted their heads, and the fool being supported roared at me, “Sun! Do you really think so?”
“I am Grisia.” I replied unhappily. What do I have to do to make this fellow remember my name? I had undoubtedly been calling his name all along. He is… Eh! What exactly was his name again… Right, it’s Lesus!
I remember now. With a smile, I said, “Lesus Judgment, if you kneel down and call me Grisia, maybe I can consider letting you off.”
Lesus looked at me, and his expression seemed to be one of… grief, I guess? Perhaps it is, or perhaps there’s the possibility that I am reading too much into it. He is merely upset. Who knows, he might actually be considering whether to kneel down and beg me? Hahaha!
At this point, one of the people holding up Lesus suddenly shouted, “You are not Sun, and you’re also not Grisia. You’re not anything!”
I abruptly stopped laughing, and coldly looked at the person who had spoken. That person was… Chikus. That’s right, it’s Chikus. He always seems to love saying stuff that I don’t like to hear.
“Kill them, Roland. All of them…” I paused for a while, and pointed at Lesus, saying, “Except for him. I want to personally kill this guy! You can start first, I want him to look on helplessly as everybody else dies!”
“Yes!” Roland walked past my side, and walked towards Lesus and the others. In his hand he was holding his family heirloom, the wicked sword.
That’s strange, was he here just now? I was a little suspicious. Theoretically speaking, there shouldn’t be anything able to hide from my sensing abilities, especially Roland’s dark element that was this thick.
At that moment, Roland lunged in with his blade, and his speed was so fast that he was like a blur of shadow. It was only when he swung his sword at Chikus that I could see him clearly. Chikus was completely unable to react in time, and the sword hit his shoulder bone. The sword even went all the way through to his chest, perhaps even cutting his heart into two.
Without even having the time to shout, Chikus collapsed immediately.
The other person supporting Lesus was Elmairy. He yelled agitatedly, and was about to rush forward. However, Roland pulled out the sword from Blaze’s body, and with a back-hand slice, he actually managed to chop off Elmairy’s head.
I walked up in maniac laughter. Now, there is only Lesus left. This fellow… I want to personally deal with him!
All of a sudden, a shadow abruptly dashed out, and stood in front of Lesus. It was Ecilan. He spread both arms out wide, protecting Lesus, and then yelled at me, “Sun, hurry and stop it! Do you know what are you doing right now? The Twelve Holy Knights would never murder the other Twelve Holy Knights, this is what you said before!”
I gave a cold snort, and Roland instantly dashed forward. He brandished his sword, and with two swings drew a large X-shaped wound on Ice’s chest. The injury was so deep that bone could be seen.
After accomplishing his job, he pulled his blade out and backed away. Ecilan subsequently collapsed slowly. Of course, it was the kind of collapse which one can never climb up from ever again.
“Stop it! Stop it!”
Lesus looked as though he were in so much pain as to wish he were dead. He took out a sword that was radiating holy light… That’s strange. Was he holding this sword in his hand just now? I was a little suspicious again. However, what Lesus said afterwards immediately drew away my attention.
“Grisia, Grisia! I beg you, take the Divine Sun Sword! Take it!”
“Since you called my name… Fine, as you wish.”
I walked up to him, and extended a hand to grab hold of the Divine Sun Sword. The holy light that was brimming over the surface of the sword made me feel extremely uncomfortable. It was almost blinding. On my hands there was a hot feeling, but it didn’t hurt.
At this moment, Lesus revealed an expression of hope. He tried asking, “Sun?”
After I looked at him and gave him a smile, he too cracked a smile. However, following that, he lowered his head to look at the whole floor of corpses, and in great sorrow, he said, “Su-Sun… Don’t blame yourself too much; all of this had nothing to do with you. All of it should be blamed on the person who has caused this.”
“No, it has something to do with me.” I said with a smile, “Because I am the one who ordered Roland to kill them.”
At this point, I thrust the Divine Sun Sword forward, and even before Lesus had stopped moving, the blade of the sword had already entered his chest, leaving only the hilt to be seen.
He staggered, but he still managed to stand upright. He even lifted his head, and with a bitter smile, he said, “Grisia… No, you are not Grisia. Even if it had been Grisia, he would not kill us. Grisia is already dead. He’s long dead. You are only, only…”
Lesus, Lesus! Don’t collapse, tell me…
What exactly am I?