They found a place to enjoy dinner in Roseburg before the sky turned dark.
With the assistance of the two Transcended, the thugs weren’t much of a problem.
Even the lowest-level Bronze Rank Transcended had an overwhelming advantage over ordinary people in certain aspects.
Also, Suuankou learned the terminology “Transcended”, and he did not doubt this explanation at all.
An obvious example would be Jiu Er. Despite her petite figure, she could easily knock out a macho man in his thirties and slash him in half with a giant axe taller than her. She alone had unleashed Musou to the opponent.
[TN: Musou are powerful moves in Dynasty Warrior.]
As a matter of fact, Jiu Er was less than 150 centimeters in height.
His sister wielding a dual-colored iron rod seemed to be battle-ready at any time. Even if her combat prowess wasn’t better than Jiu Er, she should be on par with Jiu Er.
—At the very least, Suuankou was confident with her sister’s reaction speed alone.
After inquiring about the information, she left the kill on the Level 7 Lurker to Suuankou and Citalopram.
“Try to kill them. We won’t obtain any experience from killing ordinary people like him anymore. But if you kill him now, you can get half a level’s worth of experience.”
Lin Yiyi said at the time, “The most important thing is to adjust your mentality. If you subconsciously give mercy and dare not kill the enemies, you may suffer an unfortunate fate at a critical time.”
Suuankou understood this view well.
Although he could use traps to ambush and poison the enemies, he found it challenging to be resolute in a close-range battle with the intention to kill.
After he acquired the ability to respawn, he would probably become a little calmer.
But for now, he obviously still felt the panic lingering in his heart.
I really need to be exposed to blood firsthand. Suuankou was aware of this.
With a polite attitude… or a gentleman’s attitude of ladies-first, he wanted to give this kill to Citalopram.
After all, he saw that Citalopram’s starting equipment was a sword and a shield.
This most likely meant that she might need to face the enemy head-on.
Moreover, Suuankou was just a Thief class.
Disassembling traps, installing traps, and interrupting the enemies at the critical moment before slipping away. He was like the scout observing at the edge of the battlefield.
However, Citalopram politely rejected his proposal in the end.
“I don’t need that extra dose of bravery.” She said to Suuankou, “The way I fight doesn’t make me see blood.”
Suuankou didn’t quite understand what she meant.
So Citalopram took out the dagger and cut her own palm.
Then, she reached out her other hand and took Suuankou’s arm.
Almost at the moment of contact, the scar on her palm began to recover at speed visible to the naked eye.
After about five seconds, the injury had fully recovered.
She asked Suuankou, “Go and check on your status.”
Suuankou opened his panel confusedly.
Then, he was surprised to find that his health value had dropped by 5% inexplicably, approaching a dangerous health percentage of 43%. However, he didn’t feel anything at all.
As long as she touched the enemy, she would absorb the opponent’s life force, unnoticed.
In addition to that, Citalopram could synchronously recover her health points along with her target.
Thus, she didn’t need that extra boost of bravery.
“Sister Wen, your profession is so strong.” Suuankou praised, “I think you’re well-fitted for close quarter combat…”
“Not necessarily. We still have to check her status during the night.” Lin Yiyi shook her head.
Her status at night? Suuankou didn’t quite understand, but he didn’t ask too much. He would soon find out in a moment.
Just as they had just finished their meal and were about to leave, there came an unexpected reinforcement, “…My Lord?”
Jiu Er stood up in surprise and greeted Annan, “Good evening, My Lord!”
“Good evening, My Lord.” Lin Yiyi also got up immediately. Suuankou and Citalopram also reacted and greeted the person who came.
The youngster was wearing a dark brown trench coat with his black hair at shoulder-length. He had a fair and delicate face. His ice-blue pupils were crystal clear to the point of bringing chills to the others’ hearts.
He appeared around 13 years old, like a heroic girl and also a feeble youth.
No, he didn’t have an eye patch.
Such a thought popped into Suuankou’s mind at the first moment.
Both had the same temperament.
He was also like the young master in “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”.
I have fallen in love with this character.
Annan nodded to the group, signaling them to come out first.
As they came to a place with no one else, Annan spoke and made a cold voice, “Is this the people you’re going to introduce to me?”
He carefully examined Suuankou and Citalopram, nodded, and said with admiration, “He seems pretty solid. I heard that a Half-dead Enchantress is coming this time, so I got curious.”
Hearing Annan’s words, Lin Yiyi was the first to respond.
With a puzzled look on her face, she asked Annan, “My lord, do you know about Half-dead Enchantresses?”
Annan nodded, not exposing Lin Yiyi’s somewhat inferior acting skills. Instead, he cooperated with her and explained, “Those who the Pale Princess resurrected are the Half-dead Enchantresses, and the Half-dead Enchantresses are the Pale Princess’ priestesses. They are the living among the dead, and the dead among the living… the so-called Half-undead in the gap between life and death. They don’t fall in love with anyone, they don’t follow the worldly rules, and they do what they want…”
This was the information he got from the Venerated Skeleton just yesterday.
It was an excellent opportunity to utilize this knowledge to appear profound in front of the players.
“I heard that someone has troubled you… They are an underground gang in Roseburg, so I will not stop you from taking revenge on them, instead I would also like to thank you for removing the pests of the society.”
Annan’s face became slightly serious. Then, he lowered his voice a bit, “But that group of people may be related to the Rotten Man so the situation has become troublesome. At the same time, I have to supervise the two of you so as not to hurt the innocent. Make sure not to get caught. Roseburg isn’t our true territory after all.”
Having said that, Annan glanced at the two of the newcomers and said slowly, “A well-known trap expert… and a Pale Princess’s priestess. It is inconvenient for the public to know your identities.
“I will sneak in with you. You can treat this as supervision and protection. However, I will only watch from the sidelines. Unless I can confirm the evidence, I won’t intervene and alert them. Of course, if you’re really in deep trouble, I will also help.”
—However, my evaluation for you will drop.
Annan didn’t say it out, but Suuankou and Citalopram realized that.
They felt their shoulders stiffen a little.
How hard is this mission?
It takes a friendly leader to escort us…
However, Annan didn’t think that far.
He just wanted to take a closer look at how Suuankou and Citalopram fought.
Although Annan could use the “creator’s perspective” function to watch (birds-eye view), it wasn’t as exciting to watch it directly in person.
What Annan said previously was true.
According to his investigation, the gang called “White Snake” did have some connection with the Rotten Man.
Aside from the guns they got from the garrison unit, they might have tools and elements related to the Transcendent Path.
After all, the previous “Ritual: Roaring Heart” was held inside Roseburg.
If they weren’t behind the ritual, who else could it be?
Since they knew this ritual, wouldn’t they have other tricks up their sleeves?
Annan wasn’t worried that Yiyi and Jiu Er, plus the two newbies, couldn’t kill these thugs.
His main concern was if Suuankou and Citalopram died of some unknown AoE attack coming from a ritual.
[TN: AoE stands for Area of Effect.]
In that case, should he respawn them or not?
According to the settings he told the players previously, the two of them shouldn’t be able to respawn currently. However, Annan couldn’t let them die so inexplicably.
Hence, Annan intended to follow the group.
Annan could immediately pull out an emergency plan if they did accidentally die.
On the way of doing that, Annan could harvest the players’ affection rating.
Do you think you are conquering me, the NPC?
In actual fact, I’m conquering you instead!
“Your name is… Citalopram, right?”
Thinking of this, Annan made a cold voice and asked casually, “Can I see your [Pale Body]?”
“No problem.” Citalopram answered equally coldly.
Her voice was hoarse and distant.
However, the others might not know.
The cold-looking player was panicking in her heart.
—Wait, what should a [Pale Body] look like? He won’t ask me how it is activated, right?
—Wait, what is the use of the [Pale Body]? He won’t suspect that I’m not a legitimate Half-dead Enchantress, will he?
Credits to MindMatrix for editing this chapter and improving the readability.
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