The Legend of Sun Knight V8C2: “The Sword of the Demon King—The Silent Eagle”

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 8: Ending the Demon King, Part Two

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


The Second Chapter of the Final Battle: The Sword of the Demon King—The Silent Eagle – translated by Doza

Moving through a magic portal, I crossed over several hundred miles and returned to the hall of the Demon King’s Castle. This traveling method was really convenient. Even if I was in the wilderness during the day, I could still return to the Demon King’s Castle by night to bathe and sleep on a soft bed.

My phobia of adventures has been cured without a cure!

“At your service, Your Majesty, the Demon King!”

Awaitsun and an entire row of dark knights knelt down on one knee, saluting me. From their attitudes to their expressions, not a single hair on them was lacking in respect. Even though I returned unexpectedly, their salutations were still made so orderly and uniformly, as if they had been constantly waiting for my return.

The only person standing was Illu. He was currently in full human form and didn’t look much different from the dark knights at the side. That was because he was now wearing a ring of disguise, which I had given to him, on his finger. It certainly was not a heart-shaped ring; it was in the shape of a bow.

I sat down on the throne. This throne was as grand as the Demon King’s Castle. Not only were there numerous decorative designs engraved on it, there were also several hundred precious stones embedded in it. The first time I saw it, I nearly wanted to knock out all the gemstones embedded in it!

However, the moment these words left my mouth, Awaitsun promptly offered me a pile of gemstones to choose from. As a result, I managed to spare the throne with much difficulty. After all, this chair was mine. If there wasn’t any need to, I should not create several holes in it.

Even so, this throne still had its flaws. It was too hard! After sitting on it for a long time, my backside would ache. However, after just a word of complaint, Awaitsun immediately sent someone to stack blankets on it. The next day, it even changed to an especially soft cushion. There really wasn’t anything I could criticize.

No matter if it was money, jewels, garments, or even women, as long as I wanted it, Awaitsun was able to attain it. This often made me feel that the Demon King’s Castle was situated in a capital city, instead of on a mountain top that rarely saw signs of humans.

“May I ask if Your Majesty has any requests?”

Sure enough, it was this sentence again. Over the past few days, I was nearly falling under the impression that this was the only sentence Awaitsun knew how to say.

With one knee on the ground, Awaitsun raised his head to look at me. There was not a trace of emotion on his face. At the start, he had given a professional smile. According to him, that was a smile that could best give others a favorable impression of him. He had been trained in the past to use this expression in front of the Demon King. However, the one time I used farsight to look at that smile, other than wanting to kill him and then flay his corpse, I had no other impression.

No matter what kind of expression that damn handsome face makes, it will only make guys want to terminate him sooner!

However, excluding that damn face, Awaitsun was still very useful. Hence, I only prohibited him from showing any emotions; I did not actually kill him.

Despite that, I still felt very unsatisfied with his complete obedience and emotionless face. The more I looked at him, the more discontented I became. Regardless of the orders he received, Awaitsun would only say “understood,” “understood,” and “understood.” Understood, my ass!

Even if the dark knights were dispatched to carry out missions with a ten percent survival rate, his only response would still be “understood.” Didn’t he even say previously that I am a demon king that “would not rashly send his underlings on suicide missions” and that’s why he chose me? But now it looks like there’s a complete lack of regard for the lives of his underlings!

I think the only people able to stir up his emotions are probably his wife and children, right? But now is not the time to use Alice ── it hasn’t come to such a boring stage yet. In any case at the moment, there are still many other things apart from Awaitsun that I can play with. I’ll leave it until after I am left with nothing to play with… Ahem.

After thinking for a while, I raised my voice, “Illu, come here.”

Illu scowled and said coldly, “I only obey the monarch!”

Here it comes again. I raised an eyebrow and asked, “You too know that your monarch is at the Holy Temple and is living very happily there. Do you want me to go over and disturb him?”

It was as if Illu had received a heavy blow. Even though it looked like he was having an internal struggle, I already knew what he would choose.

He walked up to the area beneath the throne, and then somewhat challengingly pulled off the ring of disguise, revealing his distinct appearance of an undead creature. He was extremely similar to Roland in many ways, except that Roland possessed three pairs of dragon wings, while Illu had a pair of membrane wings that were akin to bat wings. Also, Roland had a pair of black flaming eyes, while Illu did not. He only had a pair of blood-red eyes.

At present, all undead creatures followed my orders. Even Roland’s undead army from that previous time was the same. Only this Illu was always rebelling!

To be fair though, it was precisely because he was so defiant that forcing him to submit was particularly interesting. So long as I mentioned that I would do something unfavorable toward Roland, Illu would comply with my commands with a humiliated face. Compared to the rest that dutifully obeyed me, he was a lot more fun.

“I want you to take ten high-leveled undead creatures and send a warning to this adventurer party.” I gave him the exact location of the adventurer party, and then passed him a piece of paper. “This is the contents of the warning. Just read it out loud.”

“In the name of the Demon King, I declare that this world belongs to His Majesty, the Demon King. Any action that goes against His Majesty will be seen as treason, and will not be permitted to see the light of day…” Illu stopped after reading aloud this part. He asked bluntly, “After I finish reading it, do I kill them? Can’t I just kill them at once?”

“Kill what?” I said sourly, “If I wanted to kill them, I would kill them directly. Why would I still send a warning!”

Illu nodded his head in agreement, “Then I will kill them straight away.”

Like hell you will!

If I wanted them dead, you think I can’t kill them myself? There would be no need to involve you! In a fit of rage, I waved my hand and shot out a dark blade. However, Illu actually moved away and easily dodged this strike.

I clenched my fists tightly, and the dark element gradually thickened. I didn’t need to painstakingly gather it at all; merely feeling angry was enough. But killing Illu over such a small matter seems a bit… so what if I kill him? He was originally Roland’s subordinate. There is only Roland in his eyes. It would not be a shame to kill this fellow!

Illu was also on the alert. His two wings fanned lightly and his feet left the ground. Although he knew that he couldn’t beat me, he clearly did not intend to quietly resign himself to his death. His courage was truly commendable, but unfortunately something like courage cannot save him…

“Gahhhh──”

A cry of pain burst out from Illu. His left wing had been chopped off, and his entire person immediately plummeted to the ground. Turning back his head, he saw Awaitsun with his sword raised as he stood beside his legs. His face was grim and his sword was stained with blood.

Silent Eagle is quite strong indeed. Illu is probably unable to beat him in a fight ── damn all these expert swordsmen.

Illu’s face was full of resentment. Even though half of his body was covered in blood, he was still able to push himself into an upright position, seemingly thinking of a counterattack. However, the rest of the dark knights rushed up and around ten of them pressed their blades against his neck, preventing him from moving.

Illu is a commander of creatures of darkness. His ability in leading troops into battle is a lot stronger than fighting solo. Unfortunately at the present, the person he is rebelling against is me!

I am the highest figure of authority for all creatures of darkness. Not a single soldier will listen to his commands to oppose me!

“Your Majesty,” Awaitsun sheathed his sword as he spoke in a deferential manner. “Please allow me to issue the warning. Sir, I am your true subordinate. Illu, this fellow, is unable to do anything properly. It is most likely that he would spoil everything!”

When he heard that, Illu glared at Awaitsun fiercely. What an ungrateful fool. Awaitsun slashed you in order to save you.

This guy, Awaitsun, do you think that I’m blind? Hmph! “You? Look for you to fight over women with me? Illu is an undead creature; only he is able to frighten people. With that face of yours, what can you do besides seducing women!”

Awaitsun hurriedly said, “If you want women──”

“I have no interest in those subservient women!” I fiercely interrupted him.

Even though those women were indeed carefully selected by the Shadow Cathedral, and were even divided into different categories, glamorous, pure, cute, and so on, there was only one similarity. They were all ultra-beauties.

Awaitsun had even told me that these are all inexperienced virgins, but if I liked ones with experience, he could also get some── But do I need to use such methods to get my hands on a woman?

My rage turned to laughter and I said deliberately, “Ah, maybe there’s one that’s not bad. Your wife Alice is living in a side hall that is so far away from the main castle hall. Isn’t that a bit hard on her? How about letting her come and stay in the main hall?”

Awaitsun was silent just like his title, Silent Eagle. Despite that, I believed that if I really asked Alice to come over and warm my bed, Silent Eagle would definitely not remain silent. However, such an important game must, of course, be played at a later stage. Right now, there were still other games to play. It was not urgent to play such a big one.

Even though it’s obviously not urgent to play this climax of the games, I always can’t resist using Alice to threaten Awaitsun. Why is that so? I stared at Awaitsun. It has to be because this face is so handsome that it is upsetting my stomach!

“The Cathedral of the Shadow God really should not have chosen you as the Silent Eagle. I get mad just by looking at your face!”

Awaitsun remained quiet, but his heart skipped a beat. I narrowed my eyes slightly and asked suspiciously, “What are you hiding from me?”

“I would not dare──”

A massive dark claw materialized out of nowhere and seized Awaitsun, suspending his entire person in midair. This was not exactly a comfortable position, especially since my magic was powerful but lacking in control, particularly in the area of strength.

I stood up and took two steps closer to him. At the same time, I used farsight and saw his pained expression very clearly. This made me feel a lot better. Compared to that smile that could best give others a favorable impression of him, or an emotionless face, this was a lot better!

“Are you really not going to say it?”

Still, Awaitsun gave the same reply, “Your Majesty, I-I am not hiding anything from you──”

The dark claw tightened, and its crushing force rendered him barely able to breathe. After struggling for a while, his entire face even turned red. It was at this point that I said indifferently, “I remember warning you in the past to never ever lie to me, right?”

“Yes…”

Awaitsun practically squeezed this word out from between his teeth. He looked like he was nearly unable to breathe, let alone open his mouth to speak. I relaxed the dark claw a bit. He took in a deep breath and then continued to gasp for air. If I had loosened it a little later, perhaps he might have really suffocated.

“So, let me ask one more time.” I gave him a kind reminder, “Don’t give the wrong answer. I certainly have more than just the boring method of squeezing you.”

This time, I did not mention his wife and kids. In any case, he himself should know what these other methods were. As expected, Awaitsun yielded.

“When their calculations show that the Demon King is about to be born, the Cathedral of the Shadow God will choose the Silent Eagle based on looks.”

“Based on looks?” I chuckled. “With your looks, unless the Demon King is female, it will only have a negative outcome right?”

Awaitsun fell silent again. This trait of his is really annoying. Damn Silent Eagle!

The dark claw tightened again. However, this time it was not on purpose; it was only because of my unstable emotions. Nevertheless, it made Awaitsun speak up. With some difficulty, he explained, “If the Demon King were male, he would vent all his anger on the Silent Eagle.”

…The Cathedral of the Shadow God is too good! Did they believe that they had already seen through all of the Demon King’s actions? However, I could not defend myself, because I was still dangling Silent Eagle in midair. Damn it!

Damn it! Damn it! I’m so mad that I want to squeeze this guy in front of me to death. But if I really did that, wouldn’t it be verifying that what the Cathedral of the Shadow God said was true? Damn it!

I forced myself to crack open a smile, and pretended to relax as I said, “Their reckoning is quite accurate! It’s a pity that they missed something. If the Silent Eagle was so handsome that he was killed by the Demon King right at the start, then wouldn’t all those years of training be wasted?”

Unexpectedly, Awaitsun smiled. “My assistants are all capable substitutes for position of the Silent Eagle.”

I was stunned, and looked at the “assistants” at the side. There were at least twenty of them. Previously, I had never taken any notice of them. However, upon using farsight now, I realized that they were all actually pretty good-looking. So that’s how it is… So that’s how it is!

“So all of you ‘Silent Eagles’ are taking on the sufferings in place of this world. When necessary, you would even be killed one after another by the demon king. This is truly a mighty sacrifice! But is this really worth it?”

Awaitsun merely watched me. He did not give an answer, and those Silent Eagle substitutes also did not reply. They were just like their title ── Silent Eagle.

I clenched my fists with all my strength. Only then was I able to prevent myself from slaughtering all these fellows at one go, even though it was originally within their job scope to be abused to death by the demon king!

“Answer me, is this worth it? I don’t like the silence from all of you. Don’t reply to me with silence. If you do it again, I will send you all to hell!”

“Your Majesty, we are already dead. We died the moment we were selected as the Silent Eagle.”

Awaitsun’s face was full of agony── No, agony was not enough to describe his current expression. He was in pain, but trying hard not to let it show. I had never seen him with such an expression before, not even that time when there was only a month left until the lands of darkness would swallow the entire world. A beautiful expression.

“So sir, you can do anything to us, but please do not use other things to threaten us. We are already willing to do anything for you, sir. You do not have to use methods like threats on us! I really should not have gotten married.”

The final sentence was said very softly, practically only mouthed out. Nonetheless, I still heard it.

The dark claw released him, and Awaitsun was caught unprepared. As he fell to the ground, his knees weakened, but in the end, an expert swordsman was still an expert, and he promptly stood firm. Except, his head hung low, and he did not raise it for a long while.

If it wasn’t that my sensing ability allowed me to see his expression clearly, just by looking at his hanging head and his faintly trembling shoulders, I would have probably thought that Awaitsun was crying! However, he was indeed not; he was merely frightened, but so frightened that he was unable to continue playing the role of the forever unperturbed Silent Eagle.

That normally cool-headed attitude was absolutely faked. He was terrified; terrified that something bad would happen to his wife and children, maybe even terrified of death? After all, once dead, he would never be able to see or protect his wife and children again.

It is a lot simpler if he can be afraid. I tossed out the bait, “Awaitsun, you don’t have to sacrifice yourself. I can let you and your beloved wife and children live blessed and happy lives. You will be below one man, but above thousands and thousands of men; even I will also honor you. So long as you are my most loyal subject.”

Awaitsun immediately lifted up his head. Dropping one knee to the ground, he exclaimed, “Your Majesty, I am already your loyal subject!”

Upon hearing this obviously nonsensical answer, my fury overflowed and I couldn’t help but threaten him, “It looks like, you would rather live through days like the present, not knowing when I would summon Alice to warm my bed or throw your children into the garbage can!”

“Your Majesty, I am your loyal subject!” He still refused to change his words.

Like hell you are!

At the peak of my fury, I became calm instead. Even if I continued threatening him, I would not attain his devotion. Right from the start, I had used the wrong method. I needed to calm down a little. I sat down onto the throne, and while doing so, stroked the tip of the orb on the armrest. The design of this orb was truly wonderful. As long as I stroked it, even my thoughts would become unusually clear.

“Who are the people in the royal family of Kissinger?”

Awaisun paused, obviously thinking that I had changed the topic too much. However, he still answered dutifully, “The king, queen, a prince, and three princesses.”

There is only one prince. Is he the only son? I made my decision and ordered, “Lead the dark knights and the undead army to attack the Kingdom of Kissinger. Fight your way straight to the palace. I want you to kill that prince!”

Awaitsun’s eyes widened. This time, he finally did not utter “understood” immediately. It looked like I had chosen the correct action.

“What’s wrong? Can’t do it?” I purposely asked in this manner.

“Understood!” As expected, Awaitsun added on this sentence. He hesitated for a moment, and then opened his mouth to ask, “Your Majesty, could you enlighten me on why you wish to kill Prince Tayder?”

“Of course you can.” I was in an extremely good mood. Not only did I manage to make Awaitsun show a never-before-seen expression, I had even made him so shocked that he forgot to say “understood.” Afterwards, there would still be several very interesting games waiting for me. The current situation really couldn’t be any more perfect.

“However, before telling you, there is something I need to do first. Scarlet, teach me!”

No problem.

Nowadays, Scarlet was very well-behaved. She granted me whatever I asked for, and as long as they were things she could do and would not jeopardize me, she was very willing to do them all. Even if I did not make any requests, she would still try hard to grab any opportunity to teach me magic. It was just short of her getting down on her knees and begging me to learn.

In accordance with Scarlet’s instructions, I stood up and stretched out my right hand to gather a large amount of element. Then, I chanted a string of long and awkward-sounding incantations. However, this little bit was not difficult for me. In the past, I had to praise the God of Light at all times and in all sorts of conversations. Compared to those lengthy and ugly words of praise, curses were nothing!

As I recited the spell, a large magic circle appeared overhead in the hall. Awaitsun merely glanced up, and then looked back at me, waiting for instructions as usual. He did not pay any heed to this magic circle. However, in the next second, strange multicolored rays of light shot out from the magic circle, forcing him to turn his attention to it.

In the kaleidoscopic light, Awaitsun asked apprehensively, “Your Majesty, may I ask──”

I was too lazy to explain and immediately interrupted him, “Quiet. In a moment you will know what it is for.”

Awaitsun could only close his mouth and wait. I continued to manipulate the element to complete the magic circle. While this magic circle needed a lot of element, it was the skill required that was much more difficult.

Even though my skills at casting magic were not very good, ever since becoming the Demon King, this was still the first time I had to use some effort to cast a spell. This really made me incredulous. Is there really anyone else who can cast this spell?

The issue is in the number of people.

Oh I see. After putting the finishing stroke on the outline of the magic circle, and then pouring in large amounts of element to activate that magic circle, the strange multicolored rays of light intensified. In a split second, the light covered the entire hall. But then in the next instance, it vanished without a trace. There wasn’t even any hint of the magic circle. The hall looked no different from how it was a few minutes ago.

From the corner of his eyes, Awaitsun rapidly scanned the place from left to right. When he did not notice anything amiss, his pulse distinctly slowed down.

It’s a bit too early to relax now. Feeling that I was going to see something interesting, I laughed and said, “Now you can ask.”

Awaitsun opened his mouth, but he could only make sounds like “ah” and “uh.” He could not form any words at all. He raised his head to look at me, doing his utmost to prevent fear from showing on his face.

“Don’t panic, you are not the only one who can’t speak. Those Silent Eagle substitutes are also the same.” Upon hearing my words, the substitutes immediately paled. One after another, they tried opening their mouths to say something, but they could not utter even a single word. Their mouths were only full of sounds like “ah ah.”

I explained nonchalantly, “You and your dark knights can communicate with each other using psychic magic. You can also directly give commands to the undead army. Therefore, none of you need to speak at all. Doesn’t this fit the title of ‘Silent Eagle’ even better?”

Awaitsun raised his head to look at me. Why?

Not bad! In such a short time, he has managed to grasp the trick of using psychic magic as means of communication. I did not answer him directly; instead I smiled and told him, “Look down at your hand.”

Awaitsun immediately looked down. On the back of both hands, a magic circle had appeared. It could not be wiped off nor scrubbed off.

“All the words that you write down will be seen by Scarlet, so don’t try to use writing to communicate with others, like an explanation to the King of Kissinger on ‘why you want to kill his son’.”

Awaitsun’s eyes widened as he looked at me.

You carry out all sorts of atrocities, yet do not even utter a single word of explanation. When even those people who know the truth begin to question your defection, and then loathe you for the pain you have inflicted on them, let’s see whether you can still be so devoted and self-sacrificing!

“My dear Silent Eagle,” I deliberately brought up the words that Awaitsun had spoken in the past. “As you desired, I am not a Demon King who would destroy half the world. Compared with such a senseless action of obliterating half the world, I’d much rather prefer to play games. I hope you will like my games.”

After saying that, I wiped the smile off my face and sternly commanded, “Listen well! Within the next three months, you will lead the army and storm the capital city of Kissinger. After that, in front of the king and queen, kill the prince with your own hands. You must slash him no less than one hundred times. Not a single cut less! If you don’t accomplish it, I will personally wipe out ‘every single person’ in the royal household of Kissinger. Do you understand?”

Awaitsun raised his head to look at me, his face full of panic. However, he had already shown too many expressions today, I was a little tired of looking at them.

“What are you staring at me for?” I said coldly, “Go and prepare the troops for battle!”

… Understood!

After accepting the order, Awaitsun led the entire row of dark knights away. He did not even leave anyone behind to protect me. Previously, regardless of whether or not I was in the Demon King’s Castle, he would at least leave two people behind to watch over the place. Evidently, Awaitsun was rather furious today.

With those dark knights gone, only Illu who was sitting on the floor and I were left in the entire hall, making the place appear extremely spacious. As there was no one else to look at, naturally, I could only look at Illu. His wing had already been joined back, but it was still drooping down motionlessly. Clearly, it had only been restored to the level of an ornament. He could not fly at all.

Illu also noticed that I was looking at him. It was probably because he was an undead creature, that so far, he still has not shown any fear. No matter how much I threatened or tortured him, he was still unafraid of me. What a troublesome fellow.

Feeling mystified, Illu asked, “Why did you give him three months? That way, that guy will hold off killing him until the very last moment.”

“It’s precisely for him to delay.” I stretched as I said, “If I ordered him to immediately kill that prince, then this game will be over in a short while. So I gave him three months to struggle in pain. This way, I can play for a little while longer!”

Illu shook his head as he said, “I can’t understand you.”

I snorted. “There’s nothing strange about that. You are merely an undead creature. You can’t understand anybody!”

Unexpectedly, Illu said, “The monarch is very easy to understand.”

“Oh? Then tell me, why did he kill you at the start?” I was nearly dying from curiosity. Why did Roland want to kill a dark knight? I had questioned all the dark knights, but no one knew what had happened then. I was afraid that other than Roland and Illu, no one else would know.

“The monarch didn’t kill me.” Illu replied reflexively. But then, probably because he felt the apparent change in dark element, he added on, “As for the corpse used to create me, the monarch did not tell me why he had killed him.”

So I can only ask Roland? But he’s at the Holy Temple…

I frowned. “Forget it, forget it! Follow my original plan and go warn that adventurer party. Remember, read off the paper I gave you. After reciting it, scram. But leave behind two expendable creatures that aren’t too strong or too weak to attack that adventurer team. In the following days, continue to send over more of them. And remember, those creatures must become stronger and stronger, but not so strong that they slaughter the entire adventurer party.”

Puzzled, Illu asked, “What are you trying to accomplish?”

Heh heh! “I want to raise up a ‘hero’.”

Illu froze. “Raise up a hero? Heroes should be your enemies. Why would you want to train your enemies?”

“Because!” I said lazily, “If there’s a Demon King, of course there has to be a hero. Otherwise, if I’m the only person, doing a one-man show is rather boring!”

“It is foolish to train your enemies.” Illu did not agree in the slightest.

“Shut up!” After cursing, I couldn’t help but yawn loudly, “I’m going to sleep.”

One bad thing about becoming the Demon King was that my body had weakened.

After I became the Demon King, the power of my magic has been exceptionally strong. On the other hand, my body was far from how well it had been when I was a holy knight. At first, I thought it was because I lacked holy light. That’s why from a strong and sturdy holy knight, I changed back to the form of an ordinary person. However, I was also sleeping longer and longer hours, such that instead of a normal person, I was practically turning into a pig. This was simply too abnormal!

After thinking for a while, I suspected that this was the doing of the Cathedral of the Shadow God. Just as I was about to press Awaitsun for an explanation, Scarlet told me that in order for the Demon King to use large amounts of dark element, he had to possess a strong psychic ability. However, it was due to the overuse of his powerful psychic magic that his body could not bear the burden. That was why all the demon kings in history have always had poor health.

So that means, I will slowly weaken until I die?

Before the dark element has been reduced to a point where the world regains its balance, you will not die.

“If you’re going to sleep, go and sleep on your bed!”

I was abruptly startled awake. I glanced at Illu. He still had the appearance of an undead creature. Even though I had ordered him to maintain his human form, he never liked the appearance of a human, and seized any opportunity to revert back to his original form.

“I didn’t know that undead creatures are concerned over where I slept.”

“Your room has magic circles that prevent you from randomly casting spells in your dreams!” Illu bellowed, “You’re very dangerous when you’re asleep!”

It was only then that I realized, his other wing had also broken.

42 Responses

  1. Awesome. The best game master, the Demon King. Thanks for the translation~

  2. Poor Awaitsun. . .
    The Cathedral of the Shadow God really is calculating. I’m afraid the training the Silent Eagles had to go through to prepare for being a punching bag for the Demon King may be scarier than Neo’s teachings.
    I’ve been wondering for a while now, but what does the previous generation of the Twelve Holy Knughts think about Grisia being the Demon King? Then again, Neo may be scarier and more troublesome than any Demon King, so they might even think this generation got lucky. They would only have to face the growing lands of darkness for half a year and go on one crusade. The previous generation had to face the terror called Neo for twenty years, not including the ten years of training.

  3. omg omg this was AWESOME <33

  4. Fantasy_Thy_Soul

    Ahaha! Sun actually performs magic in his sleep! Thanks for updating so fast! ^^

  5. BlueStarsInTheSky

    Suns personallity is out in the open with nothing to restrict it! Poor Awaitsun, ganbatte! There is so many ways for Sun to completely destroy him :¨( And those heroes too. Wonder what mental torture, err I mean game, Sun will do to them when they finaly reach the castle. Thanks PR for translating, you are wonderful! :)

  6. LoL

    Grisia is becomming more and more despicable everyday!poor Silent Eagles!!!
    If I wouldn’t be convinced He is doing all of this to make look bad the Shadow Cathedral and rise followers for the Holy Church by the way…..I would be very angry

  7. And here I thought I’ll see the continuation of his new adventurer team but nope, the setting suddenly changed to his castle. Got to love Ilu and Silent Eagle(s). So it seems that the holy temple is not the only one who choose their knights by looks. (Referring to Grisia’s conversation with Sybil and Yuna, plus Ice) I’d really love if Yu Wo explore more about the cathedral. Like its history or something? Or will they be explained in later chapter? Thanks PR, for the pleasant surprise. I thought you gonna update on Christmas or something.

  8. I have a feeling that inwardly, Grisia is trying to increase the chances of people all getting together to crusade against to speed up his death. That or he’s trying to exhaust his dark element quickly so he doesn’t have to go through with anything.

    I don’t know if it’s cruel or not, but I’m a little thankful he didn’t ask for the youngest to die (although if the Prince IS the youngest, my feelings of gratitude are surely going to turn to hatred). And is it just me or does Grisia seem to want loyalty over obedience? Since loyalty is ‘allegiance to’ while obedience is simple compliance. (I have a gut feeling he might tell Awaitsun to go and kidnap Adair but Adair will just act like Awaitsun and end up angering Grisia).

    Adair is the new Sun knight… Wait, if he is the Sun knight then he gets kidnapped by Grisia… What’ll happen…

    So he took away their voices… *sigh* well, I thought this was expected, after all, they kept refusing to speak. I though he’d silence them permanently one way or another but… Living without thier voice will be torturous, especially for Awaitsun since he has a family. If suddenly Sun orders him to murder Alice or the children… (Damn it⬛️!!!)

    At first I thought Illu actually cared a bit about Grisia- then he shouts out he uses magic in his sleep (damn dangerous. It’s like when he was in that crazed mind state). It’s a bit of a heartstring pulling chapter this one, if you tend to look at it emotionally… (I think it’s just me though, XD )

    Thanks for updating!

  9. Thanks for the chapter.

  10. DANNGGGG. Grisia is a true bastard right now. If I wasn’t reading the comments, I never would’ve guessed he could have an ulterior motive! Maybe. I still think that part of him still wants to mess around. If I was a hero, there would be no way I would be able to guess that he could possibly be a good guy.

    Happy holidays, by the way! :D

  11. Thanks for another awsome chapter!
    Looking foreword to seeing how well grisia can raise up his hero party

  12. Wow. What happened to Grisia’s logic? If he wanted loyalty, he had it already from the 12 holy knights, and if he wanted the same from the Silent Eagles then he just had to care for them the way Knight-Captain Sun cared for his brothers. He had to spend all that time thinking up ways to make Silent Eagle suffer until he became loyal? I feel bad for that poor family man.
    Also, telling Eagle to be expressionless and then wasting all that effort to get him to make an expression? Where’s the logic?!
    Gotta admit that it’s an expedient way to use up dark element, though. Waste it on giant claws, dark blades, and casting spells while asleep.

  13. I knew Grisia will not become a boring Demon King… <3
    Roland is back in the Holy Temple… Illu is keeping Grisia entertained… Silent Eagle has succeeded in throwing chaos in the mental state of the Demon King… And well Judgment, why aren't you in this chapter…? Well, hopefully he appears in the next volume…

  14. Thank You PR =D
    Wow, what a chapter!
    Grisia, just what are you planning?!
    I feel bad for Awaitsun and the others.
    Can’t wait to see what happens next.

    Have a Merry Christmas =D

  15. So…judging from his interest in the gemstones on the throne, is all that remains of Sun’s true personality an obsession with money?

    And the poor, poor worshipers of the Shadow God. I’m seriously amazed that anyone sticks with the religion. Sure, someone has to do it in order to save the world, but I would expect everyone to decide it’s “someone else’s problem” and leave.

    On an unrelated note, I wonder what the other candidates would be like they ended up demon king. Charlotte? She had a slightly cruel personality to begin with, but would her feelings for Sun have survived? Roland? He has a really strong sense of honor, would that have been thrown away? It seems like all demon kings become cackling madmen, but I wonder if anything of the personality remains. (In Sun’s case, maybe his conniving?)

  16. Jasae Bushae

    Im beginning to suspect that hes trying to drive the world to go against him en masse and turn everyone against him XD

  17. ….Grisia is still Grisia after all…*sigh* xD

  18. *sigh*
    I had forgotten how much I hated/would hate Sun if he wasn’t acting under the God of Light. And now that he’s become a full-fledged demon king, his arrogance, cruelty and overall dastardly behavior has reached new heights(or lows). It’s like Light Yagami in reverse!!
    I hope someone gives him a good ass-kicking. how about the eleven holy knights of this generation along with the previous ones. they can do it, I think?..

  19. ^This is the last volume…

  20. TheBookGirl

    As much as I pity Silent Eagle, I am also kind of surprised at Grisia. It seems as though he is falling into the patterns of a stereotypical villain. I expected him to find some new way to try to cause everyone pain. Hmm. I guess right now, though, my primary concern is Awaitsun. The moment he became Silent Eagle, his life must have gone consistently downhill. That said, I truly wonder about how Sun’s gonna survive when he returns! I can’t even begin to think how many people would want to kill him once he returns to himself and tries to apologize. Awaitsun probably wouldn’t admit it, and he wouldn’t be able to act on it, but I feel like this chapter was the last straw. I can’t help but feel like Sun would try to help Awaitsun when he returns, because Awaitsun didn’t even have a choice in becoming the Silent Eagle. He was young, so he’d had nowhere to run…

    Much as I like Awaitsun, though, I can’t help but wonder what his “breaking point” would be. Would he go mad before or after killing people he cares for? Would he go mad if forced to kill his wife and children? No, he’d refuse to do that, even if it meant death. The obvious breaking point would be Alice dying, but is there anything short of that? (I need to stop being a sadist. I also wonder what Griaia’s breaking point would be. Lesus’ would be if all his efforts were in vain and Grisia killed the twelve holy knights one by one. He’s already started–I mean, he’s dead as a sun knight right now, am I wrong? But if the eleven remaining holy knights were killed and Sun returned to himself, he’d never recover. I wonder what would break him as a demon king, though? Or will we find out? Hmm.)

    I’ll bet when Sun returns, he’ll force everyone to let Illu serve Roland. Illu’s so loyal, it’s adorable! How would normal-Sun be able to refrain from letting him serve Roland?! For one, Roland’s Sun’s underling, so having Roland and Illu under him would be twice the advantage. For two, if he assigned Illu to Roland officially, he could do it in person and order Roland to stop pitying himself; it wasn’t his fault that Grisia became a demonic demon king. Though I guess it’s kind of adorable that Roland takes everything so seriously…

    I do understand what Grisia’s doing, though… Awaitsun doesn’t trust him, so Sun naturally doesn’t trust him in return, and this carries over to the demon king version of Sun, who doesn’t know how to fix that, so he stops thinking of Awaitsun as a “person” and thinks of him as a plaything, instead.

    Many thanks for the translation. Thanks, everyone who played a part in the translating and posting of this chapter!!

    • @TheBookGirl
      I don’t think Grisia’s that bored. He’s probably holding back a lot.

      The easiest, most gratifying targets to torment if he was in a completely merciless state would be the Twelve Holy Knights. They’re eleven potential “heroes” sitting right there. With their previous bonds, the pain they would feel under Grisia’s torment would be immense. Grisia even knows exactly which weak points to hit in each knight’s personality.

      Instead, Grisia is going after people he has no personal connections to, like the adventurer team, Prince Tayden, Illu, and Awaitsun (who annoys him anyway). He’s just filling up his time trying to be despicable, but it was probably a lot more fun being despicable with a specific goal in mind.

  21. I said that some things about Grisia didn’t change, but the things that did change are making me so super uncomfortable and sad. My heart!

  22. 0_0…. Grisia despicable version 2.0 has been unleashed….feel sorry for all those silent eagles…

  23. THANKS FOR THE UPDATE!! and ahhh Grisha, y u have to be soo mean to the handsomeness silent eagle? it breaks my heart to see handsome ppl fight lol

  24. Sun is genius on playing games so there is always something behind his actions. I just have to wait for the succeeding chapters to answer my curiosity. Thank you for the release, PR. Merry Christmas to everyone!

  25. Now i’m dying to see what if each 12 Holy Knights became the Demon King itself.
    Will Storm kidnap the heroes to do his documents?
    Will Ice made a town made from dessert?
    Will Blaze destroy all of the door and gate of each house and country?
    Will Moon kidnap all the women with 180+ cm height?
    Did Leaf still be a good guy after he changed?
    What did Metal do to satisfy his hobby? Lol
    Did Cloud just disappear after being Demon King?
    And if Adair became the Demon King too, will he still followed Sun till the end? What about Neo? I wanna see!!!

    • Jennifer

      @Monica
      That sounds like it would make an awesome fanfic. Please, someone who is better at writing then me write one.
      I tried to picture Cloud as an evil demon king, but the image censors itself out. All I can see are the silent eagles walking around the Demon King’s castle looking for him. I doubt Cloud would stop dissapearing, I think it’s actually a natural part of his personality. Storm wouldn’t have any documents to correct, would he? i giess he would sleep for a week after becoming the demon king to make up for all the sleep he’s missed over the past 10 years or so. As for Neo being the Demon King… That’s too scary to think about. I think they would be lucky if he didn’t destroy the continent within a month.

  26. thanks for the super fast releases!
    by the way, i want to ask about the cover page in the synopses. does the demon king really have horns and wings?
    i wish whitey can also be part in this last volume.. i miss that horse

  27. Even though I know there’s probably more behind Sun’s actions and everything is all apart of an elaborate plan, it still pains me to see Grisia so evil! Before his despicable personality was disguised and countered by his good intentions and love for his fellow Holy Knights, but now I can’t even appreciate his devotion to his comrades to distract me from his actions. I know this is setting us up for a big unveiling super surprise that will totally blow our minds but I want the old despicable Sun back! I miss his interactions with the other Holy Knights!

    Thanks for the update!
    Merry Christmas!

  28. I wonder, is sun/demon king only playing the bad guys and doing superficial bad deeds so the 12 holy knights or any random “hero” will have reason to kill him? perhaps the situation now is similar to when sun was just revived and he was suicidal. however, he still has to use up all the dark element so suicide is out of question. but if a strong hero should come and slay him he could use up a lot of dark element while fighting and then get himself killed. or did sun kill any normal and innocent humans? I really can’t think sun changed, it’s probably just an act and he’s still suffering. well, judgement will have nothing of it and’ll kick his ass and drag him back whether or not sun likes it.
    also thanks all PR staff involved in this translation – you’re doing awesome work!

  29. Am I the only one who don’t feel pity for Awaitsun? I think he deserved the torture from Grisia, that is the revenge for killing Leaf. I always feel like Awsitsun and Alice did not get enough punishment for killing Leaf and indirectly causing Sun to lose his sight.

  30. I think I understand Grisia’s logic. In truth he doesn’t really need their loyalty and obedience what he wants from them is reasonable obedience where they are willing to defy him if he orders them to do something wrong. Personally I think he finds the logic of the Cathedral wrong. For many years they had gained a notorious reputation because of their complete dedication to satisfy the Demon King. He gave Awaitsun this order so that he could challenge his way of thinking. As for his silence, Grisia explained that if he(Awaitsun) is silent he would be solely responsible for the act of killing the prince since he can’t explain to the Kingdom why they are doing such a thing. He would have to face being hated. I think they won’t be able to kill the prince. Sigh.. I think Grisia wants Awaitsun to be like Adair haha He follows Sun but keeps him in check as well. XD

  31. Does any of you know if there’ll be an official translation to any of Yu wo’s novels, or Unique Legend.
    Would really like to know, either if there’s German, English/american, swedish,danish or norweigan translations planned for the future… Also thank you for the amazing translations, I enjoy every chapter! :)

    • I don’t believe there is an official translation of Yu Wo’s novels except for the Thai versions. There are also simplified Chinese versions. There doesn’t seem to be any translations planned at the moment.

  32. This is just my guess, but Sun gives Silent Eagle 3 months while ordering Ilu to “train” the heroes, right? Could it be that he sets up saving the prince as heroes’ first mission? Three months are more than enough to break Silent Eagle, I think. Sun didn’t want to kill the prince. He just wants Silent Eagle to be honest with him (speak up his feeling, not just blindly following him). More like friend rather than obedient slave. Notices that 11 holy knights are not always agree with Sun, but at least they are honest in let him know how they’re feeling/ thinking.

  33. Thanks for the updated a lot! Man it was soooooo <3<3< They didn't give up on Grisa!)

    ahaha Grisa has always look for brotherhood so it isn't a surprise that he wants Silent Eagle loyalty right? My poor Grisa you're so… sa HANDSOME as a demon king! MUAHAHHA I like him soo much when is dark! (XD) but I do miss Sun. Specially when I think that he's deeply linked to the first one.
    One again! Thank you so much! Il love this serie the best!!!

  34. Awesome job people, as always… just one thing “No matter if was money” sounds strange, I know english isn’t my first language but “No matter if IT was money” sounds alot better in my head… but I might just be to sleepy to tell at this point.
    Looking forward to the end of this bok, not because I want to to end, but I want to know what will happen, Yu Wo is one hell of a plot twister.

  35. No you look at his actions it is just the same as always he’s setting up a game, 3 months needed to return balance, The hero will protect the royal family, and capture Silent Eagle, and he’s training the hero to defeat him probably so that way the story becomes complete with him losing.

  36. I’m still waiting for sun to get his revenge on the royal family for leaking the information of him being a demon king candidate and for what they made the others go through because of it.

  37. crosszeria00

    I just got the feeling that grisia is planning to destruct himself. first he let himself to be a demon king so roland wouldn’t feel remorsed after what he’s doing to grisia, then he appeared in front of lesus and others to hunt him down, and let me tell you all those action were doing by grisia without anyone dying, then again there was an adventure team, and grisia planning to make a hero team when the same time grisia also ordered awaitsun to kill the prince in three months so the prince could be saved by the hero team, maybe from this point awaisun also teamed up with holy knights + hero team + neo team to crusader againts grisia, because this kind of logic is the best possibility, as grisia would choose the best kind of solving the case which is good for everyone but in the end he always sacrifices himself by doing so XD

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