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Chapter 22: You Are My Faith (III)


 

第二天,戈恩老师询问尚可是否愿意和他们一起去帝都,可以与卡修同住,以后再作打算。

The next day, teacher Gwyn asked Shang Ke whether or not if he was willing to go with them to the imperial capital and live with Kaiser. They can think about what to do later.

尚可自然求之不得,想要封印魔鬼之树,还得依靠卡修。

Shang Ke naturally agreed as it was what he wanted. Since he wants to seal the Devil’s Tree, then he needed to rely on Kaiser.

图兰大陆的人此时还不知道封印魔鬼之树的方法。他们必须集齐至少七种以上的正能量信仰,再借助法则晶石的作用,才有可能将魔鬼之树封印。信仰之力越强,种类越多,封印的成功率就越大。

The people of Turan Continent do not know how to seal the Devil’s Tree yet. They have to gather at least seven types of righteous faith energy, then with the help of a magic crystal, seal the Devil’s Tree. The stronger the power of faith, the more types there are, the greater the chance the seal will succeed.

法则晶石虽然珍贵,但并非稀有之物。真正的难题在于如何穿越魔气障壁,接近魔鬼之树。

Although the magic crystal was precious, it was not really a rare thing. The truly difficult part would be getting through that wall of devil qi and approach the Devil’s Tree.

这是一段考验意志和信仰的地狱之旅,非心性坚定者无法成行。心灵一旦出现破绽,就会被魔鬼之树所蛊惑,失去自我,甚至转而攻击自己的同伴。

This was a hellish trip that tested one’s willpower and faith, those who do not have a firm nature are unable to embark the journey. Once a hole appears in one’s heart, then you will be poisoned by the Devil’s Tree, lose yourself and even turn back to attack your own companions.

按照未来原本的发展,以卡修为主的一群勇士,也是经历了两次失败,牺牲了数百人,才终于成功抵达沼泽深渊的中心,以七人之力,勉强将魔鬼之树封印。

According to the future development, even with Kaiser and his group of warriors, they would experience failure twice, sacrificing hundreds of man before finally arriving in the center of the marsh in the abyss. With seven people’s power, they barely managed to seal the Devil’s Tree.

最后那次参与任务的勇士有两百多人,封印完成后,仅有五人存活下来。其中三分之一的人都是死在突然魔化的同伴手中,实在令人痛惜。

The last time they participated in that mission, there were over two hundred warriors. After the seal was completed, there was barely five that survived. One third of them died from their companions that suddenly fell to the darkness, it really caused them a lot of sorrow.

这种“先知”算是尚可目前唯一的优势,他不仅比其他人先一步知道封印魔鬼之树的方法,而且也知道最后和卡修一起封印魔鬼之树的另外六位勇士是谁。

This kind of “clairvoyance” was Shang Ke’s only advantage at the moment. Not only did he know early than others on how to seal the Devil’s Tree, he also know who the other six warriors that seal the Devil’s Tree with Kaiser.

拔营之后,尚可和卡修等人一起前往守望城。这座城市位于沼泽深渊的边缘,常年被魔气环绕,在此出入的多是四处游历的旅人和经验丰富的佣兵,普通人根本不敢踏入。

After they broke down their camp, Shang Ke and Kaiser’s group all left for Watcher City. this city was located at the edge of the abyss of the marsh, it was surrounded by devil qi all year round. As such, most of the people that travel around here were all soldiers and experienced mercenaries. The common person simply did not dare to tread there.

刚走进城内,尚可就感觉体内魔气涌动。入目所及,到处都是游离的魔气。这种魔气一般不会主动侵入人体,只有在心中衍生负面情绪时,才会受到牵引。人口聚集之地,亦是黑暗衍生之所。

When they had just entered the city, Shang Ke could feel the devil qi in his body bubble and move. What entered his site was drifting devil qi everywhere. This kind of devil qi usually do no take the initiative to enter one’s body, only those whose heart have negative thoughts would it be pulled. Where populations assemble is where darkness also rises.

在这座城市隐藏着不少魔鬼使徒,尚可作为尊王级使徒,可以轻易感应到每一个下级使徒的存在。但并非所有被魔气侵体的人都能称之为“使徒”。

Many devil apostles were hidden in this city, as a King level apostle, Shang Ke could easily feel the existence of every single low ranking apostle. But not every person whose body has been invaded by the devil qi is an “apostle”.

魔气侵体一般有三个阶段。

There are usually three stages to the devil qi invading the body.

初期侵体者,会下意识对魔气产生抵触,继而引发力量冲突,他们会感到非常痛苦,然后变得疯狂。这种侵体很快就会被发现,只要及时救治,还能回归本心。

Initial stage invaded would make the person subconsciously fight the devil qi, which leads into a power conflict. They would feel a lot of pain, then become crazy. This kind of invasion can be quickly noticed, as long as they are treated in time, they can still return to normal.

中期侵体者,大多是原本就心术不正或者十分软弱的人,他们很容易就会屈服于魔气的诱导,然后成为魔鬼之树的奴隶。其中少数实力出众者,可成为下级使徒。他们能够隐藏自己体内的魔气,平常与普通人无异,但是只要遇到拥有强大信仰的人,就会难以自控,忍不住想要攻击。

Middle stage invaded happens usually on those who either have evil schemes or are very weak, they very easily surrender to the devil qi’s induction, then become a slave to the Devil’s Tree. a small number of the stronger ones can become low ranking apostles. They are able to hide the devil qi within their bodies and are no different from everyday people, but as long as they meet someone with great faith, then they would have a hard time controlling themselves and want to attack.

完全侵体者,亦称为“王级使徒”。他们是魔鬼之树的忠实信仰者,可以从魔鬼之树那里获得强大的力量。他们有些隐藏在普通人之中,有些喜欢独来独往。有些杀戮无忌,有些善于挑拨人心。

Completely invaded people are known as “King Level Apostles”. They are the Devil’s Tree’s faithful believer, they can obtain large amounts of power from the Devil’s Tree. Some of them hide by the common people, some like to come and go alone. Some like to massacre unscrupulous, some are adept as inciting disharmony.

他们对其他下级使徒具有极强的震慑力,也能轻易将他们从人群中找出来。而他们如果不想被发现,其他下级使徒便无法发现他们。

They have an extremely strong intimation ability toward low ranking apostles, they are also able to easily find them in the crowd. If they themselves do not want to be found, other low ranking apostles would be unable to find them.

尚可变成奥萨里之后,虽然还保有王级使徒的气息,却没有王级使徒的实力。因为不再信仰魔鬼之树,自然也无法获得它的力量。不仅如此,尚可还必须依靠自己的意志,不断压制体内的魔气。他是完全侵体者,体内的魔气根深蒂固,已经无法祛除。假以时日,他不但会失去王级使徒的气息,而且会变得越来越虚弱。

After Shang Ke turned into Osari, although he still has the aura of a King level apostle, he did not have the strength of one. It was because he no longer believes in the Devil’s Tree, so he naturally could not obtain its power. Not only that, Shang Ke must rely on his own willpower and keep suppressing the devil qi in his body. He was a completely invaded person, the devil qi was deeply rooted in his body and could no longer be dispelled. Plus, with time, not only will he lose the aura of a King level apostle, he would also become more and more weak.

尚可觉得自己大概是有史以来最悲催的大反派,顶着大反派的红名,却没有大反派的实力,一旦被人发现,那就是一个带特效的“死”字。

Shang Ke felt that he was probably the most miserable great villain since the beginning of history. He has the great villain’s popular (red) name, yet does not have the strength of one. If he was found out by another person, then it would be a special-effect “Die” letter.

他必须在此之前为自己的反派身份,找一个可以刷爆好感度的理由。

He must find a way to raise favorable impression to max before his villain identity was found out.

卡修几人走进一家旅馆落脚,立刻吸引了不少人的目光。他们的视线大多集中在薇多拉和艾米两位美女身上,尚可戴着兜帽,倒没有受到多少关注。

Kaiser and the group walked into an inn to stay for a time and immediately attracted many people’s sight. Their line of sight mainly fell on Vadula and Amy, these two beautiful women. Shang Ke wore a hood so not many pay attention to him.

他抱着扑扑跟着卡修几人选了一张桌子坐下,眼观鼻鼻观心,尽可能降低自己的存在感。因为在这家旅店中,至少有3个以上的下级使徒。他们的目光似有若无地朝这边扫来,在卡修和扑扑身上停留的时间最长,却没有发现尚可这个隐藏得很深的大BOSS。

He held Pupu and followed behind Kaiser to a table, he kept himself as small as possible to reduce his presence as much as possible. Because in this inn, there were at least three low ranking apostles. Their sight seem to sweep by in his direction, landing on Kaiser’s and Pupu’s body the longest but did not find Shang Ke, this very hidden big BOSS.

卡修的眼中透出一丝冷意,脸上却依然挂着一抹玩世不恭的笑容。

Within Kaiser’s eyes was a trace of coldness, but a frivolous smile still hung on his face.

扑扑则完全不在状态,小手抓着尚可的衣袖,和他一样正襟危坐。坐得累了,就将脑袋往他身上靠靠。

Pupu was not herself, her small hand grabbed Shang Ke’s sleeve and sat straight like him. After she got tired of sitting that way, she leaned her head on him.

“尚可,待会吃完饭我带你们四处逛逛,顺便给扑扑买几套衣服。”游伊殷勤地提议道。

“Shang Ke, I’ll take you around after we eat. We can also help Pupu buy some clothes while we’re at it.” Youri politely suggested.

尚可看了看扑扑,开口道:“扑扑确实需要买几身衣服,但是买衣服的钱,我恐怕只能先欠着。”

Shang Ke looked down at Pupu and said, “Pupu does need some clothes, but the money to buy them, I’m afraid I’m out right now.”

他原本准备拿出自己口袋里的金币,后来想到他和扑扑都是“被人贩子拐卖的可怜人”,身上又怎么会有钱?所以,他暂时还是继续吃白食吧。

He originally was bout to take out the gold coins in his pocket, but then thought of how he was and Pupu were both “pitiful people who were being abducted and sold”, so how could he have money? As such, he temporarily can only continue to freeload.

“你马上就会有钱了。”游伊笑道,“那群人贩子都是通缉犯,我们不但从他们身上搜出了不少钱币,而且用他们的纹身标志还能换到一笔赏金,这笔赏金也有你的一份。”

“You will have money very soon.” Youri smiled, “That group of slave traders are all wanted criminals. Not only did we find a lot of money on them, we can also use their tattoos and exchange them for some reward money. This reward money also has your portion.”

“我也有?”

“I also get some?”

“当然。”游伊一边给他倒水,一边回答,“这些人原本也不是我们杀的,杀死他们的人并没有刮走他们的纹身,说明对方并不打算要这笔赏金,我们算是捡了一个便宜,见者有份。”

“Of course.” Youri poured him some water and replied at the same time, “Those people were not killed by us in the first place, the person that killed them also did not take their tattoos, so it means that the person doesn’t plan on turning it in for reward money. We picked up quite the loot, so it has your share.”

“谢谢。”尚可没想到他们居然愿意把赏金分他一份,不由得在心里给他们每人发了一张好人卡。

“Thank you.” Shang Ke did not expect that they were willing to give him a portion of the reward money and couldn’t help but give all of them a good person card.

吃过饭后,几人兵分两路,戈恩老师和杜鲁、艾米以及费雷德一起去公会领取赏金,游伊、卡修、薇多拉则带着尚可和扑扑去买衣服,顺便补充物资。

After they ate, the group divided into two. Teacher Gwyn with Duro, Amy and Fred were going to the guild to receive the reward money. Youri, Kaiser, Vadula, Shang Ke and Pupu were going to buy clothes and replenish their supplies.

尚可牵着扑扑的小手,跟着卡修等人沿街而行。游伊热情地给他介绍守望城的风土人情,好像他以前来过一样。

Shang Ke held Pupu’s small hand and followed Kaiser and the others along the street. Youri enthusiastically introduced him Watcher City’s local goods and customs, as if he had been here before.

卡修懒得揭穿他,只是微笑着走在尚可身边,无意识地帮他隔开人群,避免他和扑扑受到冲撞。他们中唯一的女孩薇多拉反而被忽视了。

Kaiser didn’t feel like exposing him, he merely smiled as he walked by Shang Ke, unconsciously helping him separate from the crowd, preventing him and Shang Ke to collide with anyone. The only girl within them, Vadula was being quite neglected instead.

她暗暗有些气恼,一步上前挽住卡修的手臂。

She was inwardly a bit irritated, so she walked up and pulled Kaiser’s arm.

卡修微微扬眉,随后不动声色地将手臂抽回来。他知道薇多拉喜欢自己,不过他对她并没有其他心思。

Kaiser slightly raised his eyebrow, then took back his arm without batting an eye. He knows that Vadula likes him, however, he does not have any feelings for her.

薇多拉咬了咬唇,一脸委屈地朝卡修望去,却发现卡修根本没有看她,他的目光正落在弯身将扑扑抱起的青年身上。

Vadula bit her lips, her face full of grievance as she looked toward Kaiser, only to stop after discovering that he simply wasn’t looking at her. His sight fell on the young man that picked up Pupu and held her.

薇多拉皱起眉头,心中莫名生出几分危机意识。

Vadula pursed her brows, an indescribable feeling of crisis rose in her heart.

正在这时,不远处突然出现了一阵骚动。一名男子被人用绳子牢牢捆住,神色癫狂,嘴里发出阵阵嘶吼,身体不停扭动。一群人将他抬上担架,快速朝另一边的光明殿奔去。

At this moment, a disturbance happened not too far from them. A man was firmly tied by a cord, his expression crazed as shouts poured out from his mouth, his body constantly wiggling. A group of people placed him on a stretcher, quickly going to a light palace hall nearby.

“怎么回事?”尚可问道。

“What happened?” Shang Ke asked.

“有人被魔气侵体了。”卡修简单地回答。

“Someone was invaded by the devil qi.” Kaiser simply answered.

“走,去看看。”游伊是个喜欢凑热闹的人,推了推着尚可,便率先往那边跑去。

“Let’s go take a look.” Youri’s someone who likes to butt into things, so he pushed Shang Ke and ran over.

初期侵体者一旦被发现,马上就会送往光明殿。光明殿中的驱魔师都是信仰“光明”的医者或者神职人员。他们的主要职责就是为初期侵体者祛除魔气。

Once an initial invaded person was founded, they would immediately be sent to the light palace hall. The exorcists in the light palace hall were all doctors or clergy that have faith in “light”. Their main duty is to dispel the devil qi of an initial invaded.

但是,驱魔的过程对于魔气侵体者而言是非常痛苦的,而且治愈的成功率也不过65%。如果治疗失败,神职人员便会喂他们喝下毒药,让他们平静地离开人世。

However, the process of dispelling the devil qi within the invaded person was very painful, plus the success rate was only 65%. If the treatment fails, then the clergy can only have them drink poison and let them peacefully die.

尚可等人来到光明殿时,只听到里面传来一声声凄厉的惨叫声。被捆住的男子在几名神职人员的治疗下,痛苦地挣扎着,皮肤泛红,青筋暴露,看起来十分可怖。

Shang Ke and the others all arrived at the light palace hall, only to hear mournful screams from within. The tied man painfully struggled under a couple of clergy’s treatment, his skin was red, veins showing and looked very terrifying.

扑扑将头靠在尚可的颈窝处,用一只眼睛偷看那边的情况,眼中只有好奇,并没有害怕。

Pupu leaned her head into Shang Ke’s neck, using only one eye to peep at the situation. In her eyes were only curiosity, there was no fear.

尚可毕竟是个男人,也没有在意这些。

Shang Ke was a man after all, he also did not mind it.

这时,后面的人群突然一阵拥挤,将他往前推了一个酿跄。

At this moment, the crowd behind him suddenly burst and pushed him forward quickly.

一只手臂从后面伸过来,环住他的腰,随后听到卡修在他耳边轻声说了一句:“小心。”

A hand from behind stretched over and hugged his waist, soon, he heard Kaiser say softly by his ear, “Be careful.”

“谢谢。”尚可道了一声谢,在卡修的防护下,又往前走了几步。

“Thank you.” Shang Ke replied. Under Kaiser’s protection, he walked forward a few more steps.

治疗大概持续了十多分钟,却始终没能将那名男子身上的魔气祛除。

The treatment roughly continued for another dozen minutes but was still unable to dispel the devil qi within the man’s body.

最后,负责治疗的神职人员只能遗憾地表示放弃,吩咐侍者准备毒药。

In the end, the clergy that was in charge of treatment could only show regret as he gave up and told the attendant to prepare the poison.

“求你们救救他!”一名女子扑到男子身上,大声哭喊着,“请再帮他治疗一次,他一定可以恢复的。”

“I beg of you, please save him!” A woman threw herself on the man’s body, loudly wailing, “Please treat him again, he surely can recover!”

女子的恳求并没有获得神职人员的怜悯,这样的场面,早已司空见惯。

The woman’s begging did not obtain the clergy’s pity, this kind of scene was already long a common occurrence.

被魔气侵体的人,代表他们本身意志薄弱或者心术不正,众人大多不会同情他们的遭遇。

People who are invaded by devil qi, represent their willpower are weak or they have evil schemes, so most people will not sympathize with them.

尚可看到那名男子身上的魔气时隐时现,可见他本身仍然在努力抵抗,只是因为太过痛苦,始终无法将其驱逐。

Shang Ke saw the devil qi was intermittently visible on the man’s body, he could see that he himself was doing his best to resist, but because of the excessive pain, he was unable to expel it.

尚可心念一动,趁神职人员正在与男子的家人纠缠时,朝那名男子靠近了几步,一只手抱着扑扑,另一只手悄悄放下,利用自己身上的气息将对方身上的魔气导入自己体内。

Shang Ke’s mind moved, taking the chance while the clergy was tangled up with the man’s family, he went closer to the man and held Pupu with one hand while his other hand quietly laid down. He used the aura on his body to guide the other’s devil qi into his body.

随着魔气一点点被吸走,男子痛苦的表情逐渐缓和,等魔气全部清除,他也恢复神智。

Along with the devil qi being guided away bit by bit, the man’s painful expression gradually eased. After the devil qi was completely cleared, he return consciousness.

原本只是随手一试,没想到竟然成功了。

He was originally just testing it, he didn’t expect it would actually succeed.

虽然吸收魔气让尚可的脸色有些惨白,但他的心情却异常激动。

Although absorbing the devil qi made Shang Ke’s complexion a bit pale, his mood was very good.

他终于想到如何洗刷自己的“红名”了!

He finally found a way to clean himself of his “popular name”!

那就是将自己的身体当作容器,帮助那些被魔气侵体的人回归正常。

And that was to use his own body as a vessel, helping those people who has been invaded by devil qi to turn back to normal.

以己之意志,镇汝之魔气。即使荆棘满身,亦无所畏惧。

He will use his willpower to continue pressing down the devil qi. Even if the path before him is full of thistles and thorns, he feels no fear.


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16 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 22: You Are My Faith (III)

  1. Rinth says:

    Camping as a girl scout while young did not yield such great happiness as this kind of camping does hahaha~

    But the delicious smores never change~

    Fighting! Snowy-sama!

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  2. Seria bom lançar quando todos estiverem prontos? Assim podemos ler tudo de uma só vez, apesar que eu quero saber se nosso querido shang vai finalmente cair no amor dessa vez. Acampando também. ^^

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