Chapter 424: The Hunt: Part 2
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lin Sheng looked on at the Golden Phoenix with interest. He had never seen a being that beautiful before.
If had he not planned to work out what was going on here, he would have just captured it as a pet, or use it as a research specimen.
Upon the arrival of the Golden Phoenix, two slender and handsome men in green took a vine prison floating in the air all the way down from the branches and landed just right before the giant tree trunk.
Soon, tall women in silver half-plates with a crescent moon symbol between their eyes, and intricate longbows on their back appeared and guarded the prison cages tightly.
“The guardians of the Jadeite Root, the Silvermoon Hunters are here too.” An old man beside Lin Sheng could not help but sigh.”What a massive lineup.” The old man was dressed up like an aristocrat, and beside him was a handsome young man. He seemed to have brought his nephew here to gain some worldly insights.
Lin Sheng took notice of them as they were the rare few who spoke Ancient Rehn. That was one of the languages he understood.
“How so? Are they really that powerful?” Lin Sheng asked in a whispered tone out of curiosity. The old man glanced at him, before nodding.
“Yes, they are. The Silvermoon Hunters are the masters of forest warfare chosen from those who had made contact with the fairies. These elites were then formed into teams, coupled with the financial resources and background of the Fairy Kingdom, one could imagine how terrifying they are.”
“Can they fight a hundred alone?” Lin Sheng casually asked.
“If they are up against pure human warriors, while they might not be able to take on a hundred, but they could do fifty easily.” The elder shook his head.
“The Silvermoon Hunters have an indestructible Moonglow Leather Armor, an extremely sharp Godslayer Scimitar, and the terrifyingly accurate Moonbow. Taking out fifty skilled human soldiers would probably take them no longer than ten minutes.”
“That’s… really strong,” Lin Sheng said in amazement.
“If only my domain has such a powerful guard…” The young man beside him could not help but verbalize his desire.
Lin Sheng took a glance at him and said nothing.
“Based on the standard hierarchy, these Silvermoon Hunters are at least Steel-class, and probably not too far away from Silver-class. Their powers are truly terrifying.” The old man could not help but sigh.
Lin Sheng smiled and stopped talking as he continued to look at the giant tree.
About two dozen Silvermoon Hunters had appeared as they guarded the prison cage.
Then a procession of white-robed persons with black masks walked out of the shadow as they started to chant something while they circled the cage.
At the same time, several silhouettes started to appear on the branches above the tree.
The height of the branches indicated the position and status of the person standing upon it.
The higher the branch was, the higher the status.
Lin Sheng saw that Golden Phoenix took the highest spot on the tree, as it looked down from above.
Next to the phoenix, a beautiful figure in a white dress shrouded in mist appeared.
Further down, were arrogant old men in luxurious and exquisite clothing.
All of these old men had guards or their kin with them, as they looked down from high above toward the prison.
“Let the trial commence.”
The Golden Phoenix spoke, and to Lin Sheng’s surprise, it was the familiar Deviltongue.
He was taken aback, as he never thought that the Golden Phoenix could speak, much less with such native fluency.
“Yes, Your Highness.” One of the Silvermoon Hunter walked away from the guard position, and toward the prison, motioning to the masked men to make way.
The Silvermoon Hunter sent a shimmering of green light with a wave of his hand, and the cage became clear immediately.
Only then could everyone see the two persons detained inside the cage.
One was a young man with long golden hair, and a quiet and noble air to him, while another person was a beautiful fairy girl with long green hair.
“Klein, Vertina, both of you are suspected of betraying the Fairy Kingdom, the Jadeite Root, and also leaking top-secret Fairy Kingdom information to outsiders. The Supreme Senate had decreed to grant you a Just Death.”
A masked man spoke in an old but smooth voice.
“If I were to protest that I was wronged, I don’t think you lot would be interested in listening to me anyway. So be it,” the young man said with an impassive voice.
“Commence the sentence, before His Majesty and the Elders of the Jadeite Root.” The masked man’s voice suddenly boomed into a shriek.
The Silvermoon Hunter nodded and took a special beheading sword from his companion.
Lin Sheng noticed that the blade was seemingly shrouded by a lot of inexplicable things.
It looked like souls, but at the same time did not seem like pure souls.
He had been waiting, waiting for this execution that almost everyone had gathered here for.
However, that was his limit.
“Poor thing.” The old man sighed again.”That Klein boy, most likely he had been wronged.”
“How do you know, grandfather?” the young man beside him asked.
“It’s because of his demeanor. I have been dealing with punishments all my life, and I clearly know how a lying person looks like.”
“But this is only the thirteenth execution, they will need another six to really kill Klein, perhaps they will have a chance to plead their innocence,” the young man said.
“Thirteen times? What does that mean? Does that Klein person needs to be killed so many time for him to die?” Lin Sheng could not help but ask softly.
He had thought that he had chanced upon an execution site, but now it seems like things were not that simple.
“It’s like this.” The old man nodded in affirmation of Lin Sheng’s thoughts trait. “Both Klein and Vertina are the Awakened who has the fairy’s innate immortality, and this trait gives them nineteen life amulets to ward off death.”
“Wow! That’s a very powerful ability!” Lin Sheng exclaimed.
“Yes, that was the reason they were part of the Jadeite Root’s Guard, and also a member of the Silvermoon Hunters. They were trump cards even.” The old man nodded.
So, the execution commenced.
That Silvermoon Hunter lifted the execution blade and drove it into both Klein and Vertina’s chest without hesitation.
Green flames blasted out of their body as they tried to push the blade out and heal the wounds.
Yet, it was futile, as the curved blade let out a formless power that caught against the green flames.
“It’s over. Now it’s the time for the Fairy Compact.” The old man looked at both Klein and Vertina as they were pulled down, and let out a sigh of relief as a look of anticipation appeared on his face.
Everyone here, him include, was actually there for the ceremony.
Otherwise, who in the right mind would travel the distance and weather all sorts of dangers to watch an execution?
Thunder suddenly rumbled from afar.
It seemed like thunder, but there were no dark clouds in the skies, it also sounded like a volcanic eruption, but there was no quaking.
That sound was like pure thunder that came roiling from the distance.
All of the Silvermoon Hunters present turned to look.
Even the Golden Phoenix and the Fairy King too looked toward the same direction, and the two seem like they had no idea what had just happened, and was a little stunned.
“This is the where the Jadeite Root lays, no matter what happens, the Fairy Kingdom shall hold fast, and not permit any chaos!” A captain-like figure of the Silvermoon Hunter’s stood up and exclaimed!