Annan instantly knew that Delicious Wind Goose was about to make his contribution when Philip Noah’s name was heard in the conversation.
Delicious Wind Goose didn’t know the situation in Natta County, nor what a demon was… He also didn’t know of the existence of the Fallen path.
He didn’t know the tense situation within Noah Kingdom’s royal family, let alone heard of Prince Philip’s name.
This was probably why that bald head chose him as his partner.
Delicious Wind Goose simply didn’t know anything.
It was impossible to rely on acting skills to deceive these old fritters.
There were many loopholes in Delicious Wind Goose’s words, but he didn’t notice them because of his lack of general knowledge.
The Silver Sire’s priests did not need an escort at all.
Priests did not have profession levels, but that didn’t mean that they couldn’t protect themselves.
Even if Priest Louis, a rambo who was nearly 1.9 meters tall, weighed more than 200 pounds and trained his physical strength through push ups and jogging every morning was taken out of the equation…
Other priests couldn’t be short of that one or two bodyguards.
The essence of holy light engraving was a voucher to purify nightmares and also a “reputation currency” given to believers by deities.
The things it could buy were naturally not limited to divine art.
They could also buy some permanent or long-term passive abilities. When coupled with the curse occasionally obtained when purifying nightmares… They indeed wouldn’t be as powerful as a wizard, but those abilities made sure that they could defend themselves.
Bread Daryl would be an example.
When Annan first met him, Bishop Daryl had a technique of suddenly appearing and then suddenly disappearing before Annan. Until today, Annan still didn’t know what its principle was, what divine art it was, and how he could break free from it.
He remembered that when Bishop Daryl first appeared, it was as if they were pulled directly into the inherent barrier — whether it was the cool breeze before the heavy rain or the passers-by on the street, nothing could see him.
Only Annan and the players could see him.
If this kind of divine art were used for assassination, any number of guards would be useless.
Divine art such as [Eternal Youth] and [Clanging Object] was all “one-dollar” divine art that could be purchased with only one engraving.
[TN: One-dollar store is the concept of selling all the varieties of goods at one dollar.]
This was not because their output was too weak. On the contrary, these priests had the healing ability that could instantly recover minor injuries and significantly speed up the healing of serious injuries. There was also a divine art for long-range attacks by turning silver coins into bullets; none of them were insignificant.
In actual fact, those were considered special perks.
Only three holy light engravings were needed to acquire basic self-protection and working skills.
It was like a practical skill that could be acquired with ease at the headline of the skills tree, but also efficient at its later stage.
The three Silver Sire holy light engravings that Annan acquired could be considered his personal savings. The holy light engravings could be activated to increase the effect of Divine Art when left unspent. It was a type of resource that “could lay eggs”, hence it wouldn’t be a loss.
As for the holy light engraving of the Tragedy Writer, Annan had been looking up information recently to see what divine arts he could buy.
After all, he wasn’t a true believer in the Tragedy Writer.
If he purified the nightmare again in the future, he wouldn’t be able to continue getting His holy light engraving again. So it was better to simply spend it on a practical “one-dollar divine art”, and increase his combat effectiveness in nightmares.
But the Tragedy Writer’s divine art was too unpopular and fancy. Luckily, some short-term buffs were indeed practical.
Annan was also hesitating which to buy.
Now that he saw the information provided by Delicious Wind Goose, he finally made up his mind and chose a temporary blessing that he had eyed a long time ago.
[Blessing: Prediction of Murder (Minor): The target who will be killed in half an hour will be marked red in your vision (this blessing would be valid for one year)]
As for those similar to the Silver Sire, Annan also saw blessings such as Constitution+3, [Hardened Skin], and [Permanent Poison Detection].
Why would he even need a mercenary escort if he was indeed a senior priest?
Aside from those two shameful rookie priest players, other senior priests would probably be much more capable than a new Transcended like Delicious Wind Goose.
—But that baldy didn’t expose Delicious Wind Goose’s lie and instead immediately agreed to cooperate with him.
Generally speaking, would someone still proceed to engage in such dangerous cooperation after realizing the other person had told a lie? Plus, Delicious Wind Goose was not some old friend of his and had only met an hour ago.
…Unless he didn’t care who Delicious Wind Goose was or what he would do in the capital.
He just wanted to catch a Transcended who wasn’t sensitive to this information.
“You’re still not careful enough, Old Goose…” Annan sighed.
Is this Gold Rank item so handy?
Altering a demon into a reagent wasn’t something a standard Alteration Wizard could do.
Regardless, the demons still came from Transcendeds. They were not some pure substance such as “crystal,” “flame,” or “metal,” nor were they some elemental life.
The ability to refine a Transcended into a reagent… Annan had so far only known of one.
— The Sage’s Stone of the Hermetic School.
It was also a Gold Rank item.
But the perfect quality of Sage’s Stone was an item leading to the divine ascendancy called “perfect element essence”.
If Silver Rank Transcendeds could be mass-produced, it made sense to be a Gold Rank item.
The reagent for mass-producing demons was obviously not up to par yet.
Then there was only one possibility left.
It wasn’t a Gold Rank “consumable”.
It was a Gold Rank “poison”, or a Gold Rank “ritual material”.
It could be seen from the fact that [Demon’s Blood] didn’t need special processing to be poured directly into mead without having its qualities be ruined… That baldy was already very good at making this “poisonous mead”.
Delicious Wind Goose didn’t notice a problem here.
Tate claimed that he had always been a supplier of the demon’s blood.
So, where did all the [Demon’s Blood] go?
To be more precise—
Where is the guy who previously delivered the demon’s blood to Philip?
Why is a mere passerby handling this matter?
Annan didn’t ponder on this on his own.
After he noticed something was wrong, he immediately went to Kafni.
She was the person most likely to know about this matter among all the people he could contact.
As expected, Kafni indeed knew about this, “…The demon’s blood.”
Kafni’s expression was a little complicated, “I do have knowledge of it, but how did you hear about this?”
“I got this information from Delicious Wind Goose.”
Annan then briefly summarized what he had seen through the live broadcast to Kafni. After that, he simply changed the live broadcast to be a more understandable explanation — a contract.
“I see…” Kafni thought for a moment, then nodded slightly.
She whispered to Annan, “His Royal Highness Phillip has always been buying that kind of mead that is mixed with the demon’s blood. Except for the few times they were used, the rest was made into ritual material. As for what material it is, you have seen it before.”
“I’ve seen… it?” Annan was a little surprised.
Was it at the banquet?
Kafni nodded softly and said affirmatively, “You saw it when you came to the Noah Kingdom.
“I don’t know if you still remember it, but Your Royal Highness Philip was constantly eating candy.”
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