The Legend of Sun Knight V7C8: “The Demon King’s Conditions”

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

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


The Eighth Chapter to Ending the Demon King: The Demon King’s Conditions – translated by Akakuroi

Upon returning to the room, I first returned the babies in Ceo’s, Vival’s, and Laica‘s arms to their mom and the bed before announcing to everyone, “I have made a deal with Awaitsun. I’ve agreed to become the demon king.”

Ceo inhaled sharply. He didn’t release that breath for a long time, looking as if he was going to suffocate. Vival‘s jaw dropped, but he couldn’t utter a single word. Laica even half-fell half-sat onto the bed in shock. Luckily, I placed the babies far away enough. If I hadn’t, our future holy knight would have definitely been squashed into a meat patty. As for Tyler, he seemed just a little surprised and didn’t look that shocked. In fact, he seemed a little… hopeful?

Don’t change your expressions.

I lied to Awaitsun. This was the only way to get him to tell me how the ceremony would be conducted and for him to be willing to participate in it.

Okay, now start quarrelling with me, and don’t let him sense that something is fishy. We still need him for the ceremony to be carried out successfully.

“Sun!” Ceo was the first to display his acting skills. He bellowed, “You promised us that you would never become the demon king! You swore to the God of Light that you would never give up being the Sun Knight. How can you go back on your words now?!”

I shouted back agitatedly, “I don’t have a choice; Roland is already a death monarch. If he becomes the demon king as well, he would become the most terrifying being to exist, and no one would be able to keep him in check. Once he goes berserk, which is pretty common for an undead creature, this world would be doomed!”

Giving a look of disbelief, Vival bellowed, “So you’re going to give up being the Sun Knight just like this?”

“For this world…” I smiled wryly. “This is the only way out. We can’t just stand here and let a worldwide catastrophe occur, can we?”

Everyone fell silent and looked a little remorseful. I guess this was not an act but probably how they actually felt. No matter how much they insist on having me continue being the Sun Knight, if it were to lead to the end of world, it would inevitably make them feel remorseful.

“Please, I really don’t want to become the cause of the world’s end.”

Everyone fell silent for a while. Ceo sighed and said, “Fine, let’s conduct the ceremony right now.”

“No.” I shook my head, saying, “Roland needs to be present for the ceremony to be conducted. In case he plans to kill me, I’m going to set up a trap and catch him.”

Hearing that, Tyler shouted, “Captain would never want to kill his friends!”

That acting is pretty good… No, Tyler isn’t acting. Maybe this is how he really feels?

“He has already killed me once,” I reminded him.

No matter how supportive Tyler was of his captain, with the truth lying in front of him, there was nothing he could say.

“How is the ceremony conducted?” Vival asked curiously.

Awaitsun explained, “There is a specific location that the ceremony is held at, a magic circle left by the Shadow God that can never be replicated. Hence, the ceremony must be held there. Since this magic circle is of the utmost importance, ten shadowpriests, fifty high ranking dark knights, and another thirty archers are regularly assigned to guard the place. As it is a sensitive period right now, I have assigned another five shadowpriests and thirty high ranking dark knights.”

Everyone’s faces started twitching unconsciously after hearing that. Although I had already expected the place to be heavily guarded, it didn’t occur to me that Awaitsun would still have so many armed forces available that hadn’t been sent to clear the creatures of darkness. If I hadn’t made this deal with him, I probably wouldn’t be able to make it through the armed forces even if I had known how the ceremony worked.

Awaitsun continued explaining, “During the fragment transfer process, the two must stand at specific locations in the magic circle. The one who is giving up the power must not resist or have any sense of unwillingness. It has to be voluntary.”

Everyone nodded.

Hey! Hurry up and look surprised and ask how it is possible that Roland won’t resist!

You guys have such lousy acting skills!

Ceo asked hurriedly, “But how is it possible that Roland won’t resist? It’s not like he’s willing to give up his power.”

“Of course it’s possible!” I explained, “Roland puts great importance on his subordinates. We have Illu, and Tyler might be of some use too.”

“You’re going to threaten Captain with me?” Tyler looked stunned.

I nodded and said, “If necessary.”

“Sun…” Vival asked with difficulty, “Tyler is one of the vice-captains of the Holy Temple. Roland won’t believe that we would actually do anything to Tyler. We can’t threaten him like that, can we?”

“We wouldn’t, but Awaitsun would!” I explained the process in further detail. “The person who will use Illu and Tyler to threaten Roland in the end won’t be you guys. In fact, all you have to do is pretend to be held hostage and let the whole situation appear as if Awaitsun has taken control of everyone. He will then be in charge of threatening Roland with the two of them into letting me become the demon king.”

However, in actuality, I will secretly untie you guys so all of you will be able to capture Awaitsun and completely turn the situation around, letting Roland become the demon king. Got it?

“…You’re too god damn despicable!” Laica uttered his true thoughts aloud in a stupor.

“How ingenious.” Awaitsun smiled wryly.

“He’s been despicable and shameless from the start!” Alice added while patting the baby’s back.

“Your husband is going to work under me in the future. Didn’t you hear how he said I was ingenious just now? And yet you dare say that I’m despicable and shameless. Beware of me bullying your husband in the future,” I directed toward the princess.

Alice screamed, “Then beware of me telling my handsome son and beautiful daughter to create havoc in the Church of the God of Light when they work there as a holy knight and a cleric in the future!”

“…You’re too despicable!”

“Look who’s talking,” Alice retorted.

Turning around, I told Awaitsun, “Since the deal has already been made, go make the arrangements as I said. Be hasty, we can’t let the lands of darkness expand anymore.”

Awaitsun nodded and said, “Understood!”

“Since you’ve got nothing better to do right now, continue to help me babysit my children!” Alice said while placing the baby she had been holding in my hands.

“…”

Once Awaitsun and Alice had left, there were no outsiders in the room anymore except the baby in my hands.

“I should have asked Alice for this kid’s name…”

Ceo immediately answered, “I already asked. His name is Shuis, and I have already claimed him, so don’t fight with me!”

“…for the next generation of the Twelve Holy Knights?” I asked in disbelief, “Isn’t he a little too young for that? He’ll be at most seven years old by the time of the selections.”

Ceo shrugged, saying, “In theory, the selection is mainly for children ages eight to twelve. However, it should be okay if the child is slightly older or younger!”

I suddenly remembered the pair of siblings we had met on the way here, Elaro and Ludia. Elaro seemed a bit too old. He’ll probably be fourteen by the time of the selections?

Laica grunted, “Isn’t it a little too early to be talking about the selections right now? Let’s solve the problem of the demon king first before bringing it up!”

“Sun, you’re really…” Vival hesitated for a moment before asking softly, “Is there anyone eavesdropping?”

I shook my head. “No. Don’t worry! No eavesdropper can escape my sensing ability.”

“How did you come up with this plan?” Vival couldn’t resist asking, “You even tricked Silent Eagle, and he really thinks that you’re going to be the demon king!”

I shrugged and said, “It wasn’t that hard. He believes that most people wouldn’t decline such great powers, especially if the reason for obtaining this great power is world peace. Any normal person wouldn’t say no to it!”

“That’s true.” Vival joked, “But too bad our Sun Knight has never been a normal person.”

Then Tyler suddenly asked, “If you are not going to be the demon king, will Captain have to take on the role of being the demon king?”

After a moment of silence, I said, “Yes.”

Tyler opened his mouth, but he couldn’t utter a word. Finally, he asked with much difficulty, “Then must we really use me to threaten Captain?”

I immediately replied, “We have nothing else we can use to threaten him; you and Illu are our only choices. However, as I’m still unsure of the relationship between Roland and Illu, we must have you in case Illu alone is not enough to threaten Roland!”

Tyler glared at me as if he was trying hard to hold back something that he wanted to say… Although, I could already more or less deduce what he wanted to say. It was probably about how despicable and shameless I was or something along those lines.

“Tyler!” Ceo bellowed.

Tyler’s body tensed up. He then lowered his head and replied stiffly, “I am sorry, Knight-Captain Sun. I will do as you say.”

With that, he turned around and walked out of the room tensely without even reporting his destination.

Watching him leave, I just let him go without stopping him or asking him where he was going.

Vival patted my shoulder as he said, “Don’t worry about it. Either you or Roland has to become the demon king.”

I muttered, “I’m truly… very sorry.”

“What are you apologizing for!?” Laica shouted, “Tyler has always been Hell in the past. It’s just things going back to how they had been!”

Turning around, I looked at the three of them and couldn’t help but ask, “Do you guys feel that Roland is an outsider, so he’s less important than the others?”

All three fell silent. Ceo then replied reluctantly, “As the Hell Knight, Roland was doing pretty well. Actually, I was even starting to get used to him being Knight-Captain Hell… But what difference does it make? Stop thinking too much. Let’s get things done and return to the Church.”

I nodded. Vival suddenly said, “This has nothing to do with being an outsider or not. Because you’re the Sun Knight, even if the choice of becoming the demon king is between you and Judgment, we would still choose to keep you and let Judgment be the demon king.”

I was stunned, but then I saw the other two nod their heads as well.

“Laica Metal, let me tell you this. We can afford to lose anybody except the Sun Knight! If necessary, we would even sacrifice ourselves in order to keep the Sun Knight safe!” After Laica yelled that, he returned to his normal volume and said, “That was what my teacher yelled at me!”

The previous generation’s Metal Knight was indeed one with a very loud voice. The content of his words was pretty poisonous too. The combined effect of that and his shocking volume made him fit his title as the Metal Knight very well.

“All of our teachers taught us that way.” Ceo smiled and continued, “The only teacher who wouldn’t teach that is probably the Sun Knight.”

Grudgingly, I replied, “As if it’s possible for my teacher to teach something like that. He himself did so many dangerous things. Once, he even went to challenge a hundred and fifty fully armed bandits just by himself!”

“Seriously!” Laica sighed, “The Sun Knight of every generation seems to have a tendency of seeking death when they’ve got nothing better to do! No wonder all the other holy knights have to desperately tell their students to save the Sun Knight at all costs.”

Who would like to seek death when they’ve got nothing better to do… Ignoring Laica’s malicious remarks, I said, “I’m going to find Awaitsun and discuss the specifics of the plan. Ceo, you will go and bring Tyler back. Don’t let him think too much alone. It would be bad if he runs away.”

“Then what are Laica and I going to do?” Vival asked suspiciously.

“Stay here and babysit.”

“…”

I approached Awaitsun’s room. He and other high-ranking dark knights lived together in another cathedral building. Although he had a whole room to himself, his room was far from luxurious… But that was in comparison to the room for Captain Eagle. Actually, the room he currently lived in was similar to my room in the Holy Temple.

On the contrary, the room Alice and her babies lived in was a much more luxurious room, and they even had two maids. From this alone, we could say that Awaitsun was worth praising. In order to go through thick and thin with his fellow dark knights, he was even willing to live apart from his wife!

No wonder the other dark knights really respect him… But I’m still planning to ask him to move back to the main building because it’s too troublesome to walk all the way to another building to look for him!

As I approached the door, the guards at the door immediately saluted me and opened the door without a single word. They didn’t even knock. Aren’t they afraid of finding their Silent Eagle doing something unspeakable?

I walked in. Expectedly, Awaitsun was indeed not doing anything unspeakable. He was looking down and going through a pile of documents. Hearing movement, he immediately looked up and seemed a little surprised to see me.

I immediately explained, “Your guards are really weird. They let me in without even knocking on the door.”

Awaitsun laughed and said, “That is because it is you, sir. You are able to go anywhere you want in the Shadow Cathedral.”

After pondering for a while, I asked, “Are all of you being so polite because you’re afraid of angering the demon king and the possible grave outcome it may bring?”

“Yes,” Awaitsun replied honestly, “We know that the demon king is going to be born soon, so all the dark knights in this generation have been trained to address the demon king with respect.”

I joked, “You’re in trouble. Now that I know, it won’t work on me anymore.”

“Indeed, that is bad.” Smiling, Awaitsun replied, “But never slap a smiler, right?”

I shook my head, saying, “With your face, no matter what expression you make, it would be so handsome that I would want to terminate you. You should be rejoicing that I’m blind.

Awaitsun’s bright smile immediately turned into a pained one. It seemed that he had suffered because of his face before. Being too handsome is indeed a sin!

“Let’s get back to the main business! I’ve already finished the first step of our deal, so isn’t it time for you to show some sincerity?”

“Yes, surprisingly, they did not question a thing.” Awaitsun said in disbelief, “Why didn’t they suspect whether or not you’re really going to become the demon king?”

“Because I’m the Sun Knight and they are very used to following my orders. Also, they know that I wouldn’t easily give up on being the Sun Knight for the prospect of being the demon king.”

Awaitsun looked at me and asked, “Is it really okay to trick them?”

I replied indifferently, “There’s nothing okay or not okay about it, it’s just that this is what I have to do!”

“Why don’t you tell them directly that you want to be the demon king?” Awaitsun voice dropped. “Your attitude is worrying me. Maybe the person you’re trying to trick is not them but me! Although you’re saying you want to become the demon king, maybe, in the end, it will be Roland who becomes the demon king–”

I cut him off coldly, “I never wanted to become the demon king, but I will never give up being the Sun Knight either! Even if I have to become the demon king in order to be the Sun Knight!”

After giving it some thought, Awaitsun answered promptly, “I understand now. I will not suspect you again, sir.”

“Good, then tell me all the details of the ceremony.”

“Why?” Although Awaitsun said that he would not suspect me again, his eyes showed suspicion. Skeptically, he said, “I will be there too. I can just tell you what to do during the ceremony.”

Harshly, I replied, “Because I don’t like any form of uncertainty! What if you regret your choice when the time comes? What if you’re just lying to me and your real intention is to make Roland the demon king?”

Awaitsun’s expression changed immediately and he replied nervously, “I would not–”

I interrupted, “If you can suspect that I’m actually planning to let Roland become the demon king, then why can’t I suspect your intentions too? Not to mention, you’ve even gone back on your word before! When I lost my mind, didn’t you change to support Roland instead?”

Awaitsun opened his mouth, but there was nothing he could say to rebut me.

“In order to ensure that everything will be carried out smoothly, I must know every single detail!”

Frowning, Awaitsun questioned, “What if I don’t want to tell you?”

Nonchalantly, I replied, “Then I will capture you right now and the dark knights nearby as well. If they can stay so close to you, there must be a rather close bond between you guys. And then, using psychic magic, I will tell Ceo to kidnap your wife. As for your children, two of them are already in Laica’s and Vival’s hands.”

“You.. you…” After “you”ing for a long time, Awaitsun finally spoke through gritted teeth, “You really are the demon king!”

Without disagreeing, I replied, “Not yet, actually!”

Awaitsun looked so angry he seemed on the verge of vomiting blood.

While gathering dark element, I said, “I will give you ten seconds to decide whether you’re going to tell me or not. Ten, nine, eight, seven…”

“Alright!” He clenched his teeth. Then he revealed every single detail of how to conduct the ceremony. During this period, I carefully observed his heartbeat and expression to ensure that he wasn’t lying.

After disclosing everything, Awaitsun had such a gloomy face that I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at him. “Since you’ve already told me everything, you might as well just sit back and wait for my plan to succeed!”

Hearing that, Awaitsun looked at me with an even more worried expression.

“You excel in coming up with plans, and you don’t care if those plans hold any righteousness. However, you’re able to uphold an honest and righteous image in front of so many. You even have many who are willing to sacrifice the world’s safety just to save you. When you become the demon king in the future, you’ll have great power. When that time comes, you’ll even have two churches under your influence… I have a feeling you might be the most fearsome demon king in all of history!”

Displeased, I asked, “What? You regret supporting me now?”

“A little.” Awaitsun sighed. “But in comparison, I’m more fearful of having the deceased become the demon king, so you don’t have to worry.”

I snorted. This person keeps changing the person he supports. Although he’s thinking of the future of the world, it’s still rather annoying!

Awaitsun continued quietly, “But being fearsome also means having great power and ability. Now I’m really curious, just what kind of impact would a demon king like you have on this world?”

Turning my head around to face him, I said, “Nothing. You know my plans. I want to be the Sun Knight. It just happens that I will also be the demon king. “

Without a choice, Awaitsun replied, “A demon king part-timing as the Sun Knight. You’re probably the only one who would do that!”

“It’s a Sun Knight part-timing as the demon king!” I corrected him.

“…Forget it! In any case, it has already been recorded in history that, no matter which generation, stubbornness is an unchanging characteristic of every demon king.” Smiling forcefully, Awaitsun continued, “But then again, you must be one of the most stubborn ones, sir. In that sense, you really are the most suitable to become the demon king!”

39 Responses

  1. YEAH!!!! 1st? probs not, but i’ve been refreshing all night! so excited to read

  2. Hehehe, oh Sun. You truly are despicable. XD Can’t wait to read what happens next. <3

  3. Sun’s going round and round saying he does then doesn’t want to be the demon king…its starting to get me confused! Reading about the next generation of knights makes me want to read legend of sun knight 39 even more!!
    Thanks for the translation!!

  4. God… I’m still confused, is Sun planning on becoming the Demon King or remaining the Sun knight or both…?
    Uh….

    • @MoonElla
      I don’t think he has a choice. As the demon king, he would be able to know the activity of the elements of darkness, have a foothold in another kingdom, and have eleven other people to do his bidding (plus their squads.) With Roland as the demon king, he would have no idea whether he would attack the church of light and based on how far the darkness is now, I’m guessing he isn’t interested in saving people. I realize, however, that with Grisia brought back to life, he probably didn’t have the power to hold things back.
      Either way, Grisia would rather have control and if that means becoming the demon king part time, he is willing to do it. He has already enforced he would continue to be the sun knight even if the pope himself said he was too dark. All he would have to bring up would be Lesus, that some of the god of light’s children are in the shadow. Actually, that might make in the full illustration of the religion…

  5. Grrrrr Sun!!! I have the feeling that he’s just lying to his knights and it just makes me feel so angry! However, there’s that tiny part of my mind that like, maybe he’s lying to Awaitsun? I don’t know, this is terrible. Or maybe! Or maybe Grisia is lying to both sides; he’ll become demon king and do whatever he wants instead of world peace and everything else…. I don’t know!!! This is absolutely terrible. This was a great chapter though!!! Thank you PR!!
    By the way, what time zone do you guys work in?

    • @quanta
      UTC -8 for me. It’s different for most of us! But if you want to know in regards to when chapters are posted, I’m currently posting most of the chapters, so UTC -8.

    • @[PR]lucathia
      Ohhh okay thank you! :)

    • Kuran Nita

      @quanta
      I think, as much as I grieve upon it, Grisia lied to Vival etc.. His reason for willing to be the demon king is more like HIM than the opposite reason. The Grisia I know isn’t one to sacrifice anyone for himself. :(

      Thanks for the chapter, PR!

  6. Lol that was an awesome chapter. What are the betting odds right now as to whom he is lying to most? (I think he is giving only half-truths to both sides. Or perhaps he is not so sure himself? What is he going to ask Roland?)

  7. I have no idea what Sun is actually planning to do. He’s enough of an unreliable narrator that anything he says could be misleading and he’s gone on record being in favor of both sides of this. On one hand he’s had a past with the whole misdirection thing but on the other he’s been making an effort to be a lot more straightforward to his allies, and then there’s probably a whole spectrum of third options that aren’t being considered…

  8. Thank you for the translation. Sun is so devious!

  9. This chapter…
    Have you seen Key and Peele? That one secret agent sketch? This felt like it.
    If I hadn’t been spoiled, I would have no idea who he was telling the truth to.
    Someone send Yu Wo thirty bouquets of flowers she’s amazing.
    Thanks for the chapter as always, PR! And it’s like 11:19 PM PST so you barely made it within August lol.

  10. Urgh, seriously, only someone idiotic, desperate, and/or suicidal would ever want to have Sun as an enemy.

    Alsooooo… anyone else getting the vibes that the next Sun Knight will be a girl, simply because her brother will be too old? XD Sun and Neo are similar in as many ways as they are dissimilar, haha.

    The calling dibs on Awaitsun’s children is amusing me, too, hehe.

  11. Ah… I have this feeling that someday, Storm, Moon and Metal will end up taking care of random mini-Ann-Leafs as they run around, simply from their experience caring for Alice’s children… (Because Ann will smash down the Ice Knight’s door, demanding that he stop feeding the kiddos sweets and possibly giving them cavities.)

    It must be supremely troublesome having a boss with nearly perfect memory if that boss is the Demon King. There won’t be any blind spots to relax in anymore! Any toe out of line, and he’d definitely notice.

    I really think Elaro’s eye color and age are going to play a big role in the future. Instead of trying to impeach the candidate Sun Knight for bad swordsmanship, they’ll claim he’s unsuitable because of his ambiguous eye color and age. But Grisia said if he forcibly called those eyes blue, it could pass. He’ll just have to repeat himself a lot! (Until Lesus confirms that Elaro has blue eyes. After all, if the Judgment Knight and Sun Knight were to point at a tomato and call it an apple, from then on, all tomatoes would be known as apples!)

    I want to cry a little at Shuis’s fate. As an ulta-handsome, youthful Storm Knight, he’s going to have a hard time keeping girls away from him. Actually, did the original Storm Knight become so fast because he was running away from mobs of fangirls? It seems like a good way to boost your sprinting speed and stamina!

    And one final salute to Alice. It’s seriously impressive she had triplets without any holy light users nearby to help during childbirth! Not only did she survive the ordeal, but she’s alive, kicking, and strong-willed enough to force some of the Twelve Holy Knights into baby sitting duties. (I do wish she had at least one girl, though. Legend of the Sun Knight is kind of overrun by boys in the first place…) I hope you find a skin whitening cream that works! Leaf would feel super guilty if he knew his sister-in-law had dark skin because she was an accomplice in his murder. I hope Ann’s not too ticked off either!

  12. Despicable! Too despicable!!! XD
    GOD, their conversation is too damn hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing and repeating their lines over and over again…

  13. I can’t wait until the next chapter and the chapter after that and so on and so forth.
    Thanks for allowing us to read this.

  14. This chapter is great just as usual =D Sun is forever despicable HAHA. I guess everyone who knows Sun, they will describe him as despicable.

    It is a little too late but can someone please explain to me on how does Awaitsun finds out that Sun is one of the Demon King candidates? I am not sure if it is stated in the previous chapters and I might have miss that part out.

    • @potatoleaf
      There have been discussions about this before, but I think the consensus reached was that no one knows how he found out. Pink was working with Awaitsun in V3, so she might have alerted him then, since we don’t really know either when she found out about Sun’s candidate status.
      Scarlet also might have alerted them, but Scarlet was out of commission for a while. Scarlet also didn’t seem to trust anyone but Grisia, so she probably wouldn’t be willing to bet on the Cathedral helping Grisia out.
      And the third lich, Stephen, didn’t know about Grisia’s candidacy until the battle with Charlotte.

      The Cathedral’s researchers might have something to help pinpoint possible candidates, but seeing as they didn’t detect Roland or Charlotte, that sort of method is probably ineffective or nonexistent.

      Possibly, after Amnesiac!Grisia went around Kissinger (their home base!) casting dark magic all over the place, they noticed a temporary drop in the dark element in the places he visited, a drop greater than what a normal necromancer would be able to cause. After hearing the Sun Knight, big shot of another religion, went missing and soon after, the Twelve Holy Knights randomly kill stole a dragon in the Valley of Trizer, where there was a HUGE fluctuation in the dark element for a short while, they might have put two and two together. The chance that the Church of the God of Light willingly colluded with an extremely powerful necromancer to defeat the dragon must have seemed like a impossibility to them. (Heh. The Hell Knight is a Death Lord and the one who set up the teleportation circle was Pink.)

    • Kuran Nita

      @15B
      I don’t think that’s the case. I think Eagle realized about Grisia’s candidacy in the third volume in their first encounter. Since he’s very respectful to him, you see. And even accepting a name from him. My theory (If this can count as theory) is that he clicked the hints together. I mean, Pink is involved (Seemed to have a close relationship with Grisia) and Grisia is wearing that outfit which was used by him before. And since his cathedral has been dealing with Demon king and their whatsoever, they bound to know a thing or two about them. Like: Strong dark element Charlotte had, strong body (or something like that) for Roland, and mismatch of abilities (to put it nicely, wide range of talents) for Grisia. There’s a possibility that Pink had just plain tell him. As for how Pink know.. That’s easy. She can know for the reason above in the first place. And she has enough years by Grisia’s side to test her theory.

    • missiris

      @Kuran Nita

      Actually, Awaitsun is all respectful toward Sun because of that incident in book 3 where Sun almost killed him. It had nothing to do with his candidacy at the time (though may be part of it now).

    • Kuran Nita

      @missiris
      Eh, I don’t think that anyone would respect someone who threatened their loved one to defeat them. Grisia found it strange and me too. Silent Eagle is a prideful man or at least someone who’s not used to bow his head or using polite words just as proven in this volume. So, with that two reasons, I concluded that he knew beforehand or at that very time. I choose the latter. But it’s just my reasoning. It’s up to you about what you believe. Speculations are the good part of reading, after all~

    • @Kuran Nita
      Hm… After re-reading the parts of V3C8 and V3C9 with Awaitsun in them, your explanation makes a lot more sense than mine. (Guess the Trizer Dragon event was probably the final bit of proof for their suspicions that Sun was a candidate.)
      “The dark knight raised his head and glanced first at Pink, who was floating in midair, before directing his gaze at me.” — V3C9
      XD That line does a great deal to reinforce your theory that Awaitsun figured Sun was a candidate based off Sun’s relationship with Pink. (Awaitsun probably figured Pink was Sun’s lich, though. He must have been surprised when Roland suddenly turned out to be Pink’s candidate! It would have been hilarious if Awaitsun really was going off a misconception the entire time.) And he does almost immediately start treating Sun with more respect after that encounter.

      I doubt Pink really did tell Awaitsun, though. All it did was turn the Cathedral against Roland, just because they knew there was at least one “live” candidate out there and consider any candidate who can die preferable to a nearly immortal one.

      And one last thing about Pink… I don’t think she’s known for “years” but possibly a year or so. Teaching your candidate’s rival advanced necromancy is probably a very bad idea, unless you’re so insanely bored you’re willing to put your child at greater risk to see a good show. If that was the case, then Pink would have had Roland join in the Charlotte-Grisia duel to turn it into an epic brawl. Instead, she likely realized Grisia was a candidate somewhere past V1, and decided to bet on Grisia winning the match against the third candidate. Grisia’s cunning and range of skills are almost guaranteed to win out against a foe using only the brute force of their dark element skills. Then, she could launch a sneak attack and harvest the two fragments for Roland with minimal risk.
      If Pink had perceived Sun to be weak, she likely would have killed him as soon as Charlotte showed up, so Roland could have some extra power before trying to battle her.

    • potatoleaf

      @15B
      Your explanation does make sense. Awaitsun could have found about Sun being a Demon King candidate when he appeared with the Dragon Saint outfit (sorry, I forgot the name of the assassin outfit) when he used Princess Alice as a hostage since he knows about the outfit. In addition, Awaitsun could see the friendship between Pink and Sun as you have mentioned earlier. Hence, he could have assume that Sun is a Demon King candidate and he could have been shocked when he found out that Sun’s lich is not Pink but Scarlet which you also have mentioned earlier.

      I was also wondering when does Pink find out that Sun is the third candidate. For me, I think Pink finds out about Sun being the third candidate when Scarlet appeared. Before Sun lost his memories, Sun was dueling with Scarlet if I remembered correctly. If it was so, maybe that was when Pink found out that Sun was the third candidate. She would have known that another lich is the vicinity and she would have known the aftermass of the duel when the a Divine Sun Sword was found. Hence, she could deduce that a strong creature with dark elements that was dueling with Sun could be a lich. Pink is thousands of years old and she would have the experience of liches appearing and such. I might be wrong but it is just my assumption?

      Pink would have known that Charlotte was a candidate after what Charlotte has did so she probably used Sun to get rid of the other candidate so Roland would not be the one battling Charlotte. So when Charlotte is dead, Pink could have been waiting for the right opportunity to strike to kill Sun.

    • Kuran Nita

      @15B
      In case you forgot, Pink is the necromacer hired by the church. Neo had told Grisia to meet her when he’s still a mere 15 years old boy (Read side story Truth in Disguise) so yea, they knew each other for ‘years’. About how and when exactly Pink realized Grisia’s candidacy, I don’t remember it being specified in the novel. All I know is that she didn’t find out that Grisia is actually also one of the demon king candidates until much later. Though I’m almost sure that she found it out before Scarlet come into picture, but that’s just me. Then again, she didn’t kill Grisia immediately though having a chance or two because it’s easier to deal with Grisia than with the other candidate. Yes, she’s using Grisia and both Pink and Scarlet didn’t know about Stephen’s candidate until she appeared.

      About her teaching Grisia necromacy, you have to remember that the book she gave him is just about the basic of necromacy, this could be prove when Grisia compared that book and the book Scarlet gave him. Might be just her playing around or maybe she wanted to strengthen Grisia a bit? After all, no matter how strong Grisia become, it would be easy for Roland to get rid of him. Grisia always let his guard down around those he trust and he’s one of them. Remember how Roland killed him? He let Roland stand behind him and voila, Roland stabbed him. The end. Just too different than with Charlotte. Just… Too easy.

    • @15B
      @Kuran Nita’s September 2, 2014 post because I couldn’t find the reply button. XD
      I’m not contesting that Grisia’s known Pink for years. As you said, “Truth in Disguise” mentions when they met quite clearly. I just doubt that Pink’s known about Grisia’s candidacy for years. (Rereading my own comment, I see that wasn’t very clear, sorry for the confusion.)

      I still think that Pink only realized Grisia was a candidate when Scarlet teleported Grisia to Kissinger. Otherwise, if his unnatural ability to do almost anything but hold a sword was indicative of being a demon king candidate, she should have recognized it immediately. *rereads V6C10* It really doesn’t say anything about whether Pink knew only starting from that fight with Scarlet, or if she had been monitoring Sun for a while before Scarlet made her move.

      Mm. Teaching Grisia skills to make him a tougher opponent for Charlotte to deal with explains why she would be willing to teach Grisia psychic magic. And not knowing about his candidacy yet when she taught him necromancy, would mean that she taught him just as a potential apprentice. (I don’t think she could be 100% certain that Grisia would still trust Roland until after the Death Knight incident, but she made the offers to teach Grisia before V1.)

      XD Thank you for the conversation so far. I enjoy speculating about LSK a lot…

  15. Thanks so much for the chapter!!! :D
    Omg, I never thought I’d use the phrase “wonderfully despicable”…but it describes Sun so well! I wouldn’t be surprised if he gave all his demon king power to Roland, and then actually managed to blackmail him into committing suicide after all darkness has been used up. But this phrase confused me the most: “even if I have to become the demon king in order to be the Sun Knight” I mean, it sounds logical that he’d lose his “sight” and any remaining powers if he gave everything to Roland, but even for him it wouldn’t be that easy to be both light and dark if he took up the death king role for himself.

  16. NanoLaughing

    Wouldn’t expect anything less from Sun… Ahaha, I do not feel back for Awaitsun.

  17. Winnie the Pooh

    Thank you PR for the wonderful translation~
    *sigh* this story is just too good <3

  18. Yeah, I think Sun is lying to his knights, not Awaitsun. Sun would want to protect his friends and everyone else and to do that his best bet is to become demon king. Judgement’s gonna be mad >:(

    • @Rei
      Agreed. Further supporting the theory is that Awaitsun actually did know/believe that Sun was attempting to trick the Holy Knights into thinking he was tricking Awaitsun even though everything he said out loud made it sound as if he was following Awaitsun’s plan completely.

      As far as I can recall, there is no reason for awaitsun to know about Grisia’s psychic magic at all.

  19. Alice screamed, “Then beware of me telling my handsome son and beautiful daughter to create havoc in the Church of the God of Light when they work there as a holy knight and a cleric in the future!”

    Sun should have retorted with: “Hmm, aren’t demon kings rather notorious for kidnapping princesses? You won’t be able to tell your children anything if you get captured!”

  20. I think Sun is half lying to both sides. Maybe the thing he wants to ask Roland is if he really wants to become the demon king or not. Depending on his answer, Sun will either betray Awaitsun and make Roland demon king OR betray his knights and become demon king. Or something totally unexpected happens where no one dies and everyone lives happily ever after.

  21. thanks for the translation! I really like sun and alice’s interactions, the word “despicable” is used often ;-D I think sun is telling the truth to awaitsun an lying to his knights since he really can not be a sun knight without his eyesight, it’s essential. thus sun has no choice than becoming the demon king and keeping his strong magic abilities. however, I do have a premonition of his plan not going smoothly at all, sun will be forced to be a very real and very annoyed demon king. oh boy, judgment’ll personally come and beat sun/demon king half to death before dragging him back to the church of light. btw: awaitsun’s words regarding sun’s relationships are so true, he (sun) is untruthful and deceiving others for his goals yet there are a lot of characters willing to lay down their lives for his. so what’s so special about sun? his charisma? is he truly, really good and pure very, very deep down?!

  22. So the knights would let Judgement become demon king before Sun? Somehow, that strikes me as a bad idea. I have this feeling that Judgement would be an even scarier demon king than Roland. All that pure focus, turned into become demon king instead of pursuing justice…

  23. Thank You PR =D
    Ah, Sun is so despicable but thats what I like about him…

  24. “Your husband is going to work under me in future-”
    You forgot the ‘the’ before future. ^^’

  25. There’s a mistake,

    you put:

    “With your face, no matter what expression you make, it would be so handsome that I would want to terminate you. You should be rejoicing that I’m blind.

    You forgot the ” at the end

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