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Chapter 78: Covenantor (I)


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【恭喜宿主,完成附加任务2——阻止戴普森传播变异基因。】

【Congratulation to Host for completing Additional Mission 2—Prevent Dipson from spreading the variation gene.】

【三次任务圆满完成,可获得三倍奖励。体质+10(+3+5),记忆力+15(+4+5),精神力+15(+5+5),美貌+15(+3+4),寿命+5(+1+2),括号里的点数为附加任务奖励。】

【Three missions were completed satisfactorily, Host obtains three times the reward. Constitution +10 (+3+5), Memory +15 (+4+5), Spiritual Power +15 (+5+5), Beauty +15 (+3+4), Life Span +5 (+1+2). The numbers in parentheses are rewards from the additional missions.】

【另外可选择两种技艺进行学习。】

【You can learn two additional skills from what is available.】

尚可躺着一动不动,脑中不断回放着秦渊最后抱着他的尸体痛哭的模样,心里感到无比酸涩。对他而言,每个世界都能再次相遇,但对他而言,却是一次次失去,无可挽回。

Shang Ke laid there unmoved as his mind replayed the scene of Qin Yuan holding his corpse and crying bitterly, a sour feeling overtook his chest. To him, he could meet him again at different worlds, but to “him”, it was one loss after another that couldn’t be undone.

“系统,我记得你说过,只要我完成所有任务,就可以选择返回现实世界,也可以选择返回曾经历过的那些世界改写结局。”

“System, I remember you telling me that as long as I complete all the missions, I can return to the real world, or I can choose to return to those worlds and change our ending.”

【不仅要完成所有任务,而且任务完美度的综合评分必须达到50%以上。】

【Not only does Host has to complete all the missions, but the comprehensive score of the mission perfection rate must reach 50% or higher.】

“我目前的完美度是多少?”

“What is my current perfection rate?”

【40%——完成主线任务,20分;完成两个任务,50分;完成三个任务后死亡,70分;完美存活,100分;】

【40%—Completing the main mission, 20%; completing two missions, 50%; completing three missions then dying, 70%; perfect survival, 100%】

40%,比他预想中的要好多了,接下来必须争取至少完成两个任务,若是能够侥幸存活下来那就更好了。

40%, it was better than he had thought. He must do at least two missions in his next world, if he could survive and live there, it would be even better.

尚可理了理思绪,重新打起精神,准备开始学习技能。

Shang Ke made up his mind and once again raised his spirits, preparing to start learning skills.

他想了想,最终选择了【赛车】和【修理】,另外进修武术和医术。

He thought a bit, and finally chose【Car Racing】 and 【Repairment】, in addition, he chose to advance his martial arts and medical arts.

从百炼空间出来后,尚可正式进入下一个世界。

After he left the Hundred Training Space, Shang Ke officially entered the next world.

缓缓睁开眼,他发现自己似乎正坐在一辆疾驰的小车上,车内除了一名司机外,只有他一个人坐在后座。窗外的景物飞速向后退去,两边高楼林立,可以看出这是一个科技颇为发达的世界。

Slowly opening his eyes, he found himself sitting in a speedily driving small car. Besides the driver in the car, only he sat in the backseats. The scene outside the window quickly sped by; numerous tall buildings stood on either side, he could see that this was a very technologically advanced world.

尚可松了口气,系统这次总算还有点良心,没让他一睁眼就必须面对各种危险的状况。

Shang Ke heaved a sigh of relief, the System finally has a conscience. Finally he did not have to confront all sorts of dangers the moment he opened his eyes.

接着,有关这个世界的信息很快传送过来。

Following that, the information of this world was quickly sent to him.

尚可这次的身份是联盟帝国大家族越家的长子越泽,今年刚满十九岁,从小聪慧过人,才华出众,备受其父越呈的喜爱,是越家未来的继承者。然而,在他十八岁那年,却不幸感染了精神病毒。

Shang Ke’s identity this time was one of Union Empire’s great families, Yue Family’s eldest son Yue Ze. He had just turned nineteen this year and was a bright person who surpassed others since childhood, an outstanding talent and loved by his father, Yue Cheng. He was the future heir to the Yue Family.

精神病毒已经出现三百多年,至今没有找到病毒来源和完美的治愈方法,只知道这种病毒隐藏于人类的精神领域,一旦爆发,三天内便会疯狂至死。目前唯一的解决办法,只有将情感神经元彻底剥离,从根本上清除精神病毒。

Mental Virus had appeared three hundred years ago, so far humanity still has not found the source of the virus nor the perfect cure. They only know that this virus hides in the mind of humans, once it erupts, the person would go crazy and die within three days. At the present time, the only solution to it was to strip away the emotion neuron, which clears away the root of the mental virus.

但是,这种治疗方式虽然能够让人恢复神智,却会失去所有正常的感官情绪,曾经的亲人、朋友乃至敌人,都会被他们当作一组数据看待,没有任何爱恨情仇。更重要的是,接受了这种治疗的人,寿命会大大缩短,最长活不过35岁。

However, although this treatment would allow a person to return to their mind, they would lose all emotions that a normal person would have. The family, friends and even enemies they had would all be treated as data without any feeling of love or hate. More importantly, the people who accepted this treatment would have their lifespan greatly cut short, they will not live past 35 years old.

帝国将这类人统称为“守约人”,每年大约会出现4000多名守约人,因为来不及救治而死于精神病毒的人,大约有7000多。一般而言,精神病毒多发于生活艰苦的平民以及心理素质欠佳的弱势群体,像越泽这种天之骄子,发病的几率实在是微乎其微。然而,厄运偏偏降临在他头上。

The Empire started calling these types of people “Conventors”, there are around 4000 of these covenantors every year, but the number of people who have died from the mental virus due to not receiving treatment in time was over 7000. Generally speaking, the mental virus mainly happened to those common people who lived hard lives along with those whose mental qualities were already at a disadvantaged (handicapped). Someone like Yue Ze who was beloved by the gods, the chance of him having it was very tiny. However, bad luck still descended upon him.

看着疯狂的越泽,越呈最终做出了艰难的决定,让他接受治疗,即使这种治疗会让他年轻的生命在35岁前陨落。

Yue Cheng made a hard decision in the end as he looked at his crazy son, Yue Ze. He had him undergo the treatment, even if this treatment would shorten his young life to thirty-five years.

但是他并不知道,越泽的疯狂并非因为精神病毒,而是他的弟弟越煊给他注射了特殊精神药剂,这种药剂所引发的疯狂,只需要过一两天便会自行恢复,若配合对症的药物,几个小时便能治愈。

But he did not know that Yue Ze’s craziness was not because of the mental virus, but because his younger brother Yue Xuan had injected an unusual psychotropic drug in him. The craziness induced by this drug only needed one to two days for the person to return to normal. If he was given the correct counter dose, he would be cured in a few hours.

这种精神药物很难检测出来,负责治疗越泽的医生又是越煊的生母,也就是越泽的继母常夫人亲自指派的人,经过一系列精密的安排,健康的越泽被当作精神病患者,推进了冷酷的治疗室,变成了一名没有情感、活不过35岁的守约人。同时,他也彻底失去了成为继承人的资格。

This kind of psychotropic drug was very hard to detect and the doctor in charge of Yue Ze’s treatment was someone Yue Xuan’s mother, who was Yue Ze’s stepmother, Lady Chang assigned to him. After a series of precise arrangements, the healthy Yue Ze was treated as an mentally ill one and pushed into the cold treatment room. He was turned into someone without emotions, unable to live past 35 years old. At the same time, he thoroughly lost his qualifications to become the heir.

守约人除了情感缺失之外,其他方面的能力并不会被抹杀,有些甚至会表现出更加惊人的潜力,越泽便是如此,他的专注力异常集中,学习速度是以前的三倍,操作技术和体能更是突飞猛进。

Besides not having any emotions, covenantors did not lose their skills anywhere else. In some cases, they would show even more potential than before. Yue Ze was that type, his ability to focus was exceptional so he could learn three times faster than normal, his ability to work with technology and stamina advanced by leaps and bounds.

越煊见此情景,嫉妒之火再次燃起,与其母商量后,秘密给越泽安排了一个假身份,然后将他的资料和医疗证明发送到了守约人分配中心。这是专为守约人创建的就业组织,守约人虽然寿命短,但他们是非常有原则的群体,一旦签订契约,便会严格执行契约中的条款,不会因为利益引诱或暴力威胁而背叛雇主,即便伤害他们的家人,也不会让他们有任何动摇。

When Yue Xuan saw that, the jealousy in him was lit again and after consulting with his mother, he secretly arranged a fake identity for Yue Ze. After that, he sent his information and medical treatment certificate to the Covenantor Distribution Center. This was the employment organization specially made for covenantors. Although covenantors have short lifespans, they were a community with the principle of knowing right and wrong. Once they sign a contract, they would strictly follow the agreement within the clauses and not use violence or betray their employer due to personal benefits or coercing. Even if their families were harmed, it would not sway them.

这也是“守约人”之名的真正由来,他们都是冷酷而坚守原则的执行者,也是一群没有寄托的可怜人。

This was also the true origin of their name “Covenantors”. They were all unfeeling and steady-fast people who execute the wills of their employer, they were also a group of pitiful people without any dreams.

守约人根据能力不同,会在分配中心拥有不同的星级评分。改名为“尚泽”的越泽,在经过考核之后,被分配中心的负责人评为3星半,综合素质中上,在工作、武力以及内务方面,都很有优势,属于相对全能的雇佣人才。

Covenantors have different skills sets and were assigned different star ratings at the distribution center. Yue Ze whose name was now “Shang Ze”, after passing an examination, he was evaluated as three and a half stars by the supervisor of the distribution center. He comprehensive ability was high, at work, his work, physical and internal affair abilities were all very amazing. He was classified as a relatively omnipotent employment talent.

三星以上的守约人,一般会由分配中心亲自向权贵们推荐。越泽各方便都非常突出,不过两天,便被一名贵族雇佣。

Conventors with three-star ratings or higher were often personally recommended to bigwigs by the distribution center. Yue Ze was outstanding on all sides, so in not even two days, he was employed by a noble.

这名贵族拥有自己的领地,居住在距离首都三百多公里的堡亚郡。他便是这个世界的主角陆修樊,越泽被他雇佣,在他身边工作三年,颇受重用。不久后,越煊对陆修樊一见钟情,却发现越泽居然成为了陆修樊的贴身助理,他嫉妒如狂,由此又引发了他对越泽的打击报复。

The territory of this noble was at Fort Ya Country three hundred kilometers away from the capital. He was this world’s main character, Lu Xiufan. Yue Ze was employed by him and after working by his side for three years, he was in an important position. No longer after that, Yue Xuan would fall in love with Lu Xiufan at first sight, but then found out that Yue Ze had become his personal assistant. In jealousy as if he was mad, he once again retaliated against Yue Ze.

越泽对他的打击报复无动于衷,没有仇怨也没有悲痛,只知道执行陆修樊的指使,结果在一次意外中,被越煊谋害。陆修樊并不知道越泽是越家大少爷,直到他死于非命,才通过调查发现了真相。陆修樊将调查结果告诉了越呈,本以为越呈会有所处理,谁知他不过小惩大诫一番,便将此事揭过了。

Yue Ze remained indifferent to his retaliation, he did not hate him, nor was he sad, he only knows that it was caused by Lu Xiufan. In the end, something unexpected occurred and he was murdered by Yue Xuan. Lu Xiufan did not know Yue Ze was the young master of the Yue Family. Only when his violent death occurred did he investigate and find out the truth. Lu Xiufan told the results of his investigation to Yue Cheng, thinking he would deal with it. Who would have known that Yue Cheng just punished Yue Xuan a bit and passed the event over.

越泽的家人姑且如此漠视,陆修樊这个外人又能说什么?但作为他曾经的部下,他绝不会让他白死,即便他只是一名没有感情的守约人。

For Yue Ze’s Family to ignore such an incident like that, how could Lu Xiufan, an outsider say anything? But as one of his former subordinates, there was no way he would let him die in vain, even if he was a covenantor without any emotions.

接下来几年,越家连番遭到陆修樊的暗中打压,事事不顺。越煊不知道家族的麻烦都来自于陆修樊,还想利用与陆家联姻来巩固家族势力,被拒绝后,又企图色诱,最终引来陆修樊的反感,招致灭顶之灾。

The following years, the Yue Family repeated suffered from Lu Xiufan’s suppression in secret, everything was going badly for them. Yue Xuan did not know that all of his family’s problems were caused by Lu Xiufan, he had even thought to exploit the chance by marrying with the Lu Family and give his family power. After he was rejected, he tried to seduce him, finally drawing Lu Xiufan’s disgust which led to his end.

那之后的事,其实都已经与越泽无关。因为直至他死去,也没有人知道他原本是一个健康的人,更没有一个人真心为他的死而难受。他就这样带着一颗冰冷的心,默默地离开了这个苍白的世界。

The events after that all did not have anything to do with Yue Ze anymore. Because even until his death, no one knew that he was originally a healthy person, nor did anyone sincerely feel sad because of his death. And so he silently left this wan world with his icy heart.

尚可穿过来时,越泽已经成为守约人,并且以“尚泽”的身份,被陆修樊雇佣,目前正在前往堡亚郡的路上。

When Shang Ke transmigrated to this world, Yue Ze has already become a conventor, and with the identity “Shang Ze”, was employed by Lu Xiufan. He was currently on the way to Fort Ya County.

【主线任务:重新成为越家继承人。】

【Main Mission: Become the Yue Family’s heir again.】

尚可转头看向窗外,在心底暗暗说道:越泽,你放心,我会为你讨回公道,不会让那些真相和你一起永埋于地下的。

Shang Ke turned his head to look out the window as he spoke in his mind; Yue Ze, don’t worry, I will obtain justice for you. I will not allow the truth and you to be buried together in the dark.

“尚先生,到了。”司机将车停下,对后座的尚可说道。

“Mr. Shang, we are here.” The driver stopped the car and spoke to Shang Ke in the back.

尚可走下车,首先入眼的是一座花园式庭院,宽敞明丽,景致怡人。花园前方耸立着一栋雄伟的别墅,看样子,应该有一些年头了。

Shang Ke got off the car and the first thing he saw was a garden-type courtyard. Spacious, bright and beautiful, it was a very delightful view. Ahead of the garden was a grand mansion, from the looks of it, it was rather old.

一名管家打扮的老人迎上来,笑道:“尚先生,欢迎你来到陆家别墅,请进。”

An old man in the attire of a bulter came up to welcome him, saying with a smile, “Mr. Shang, welcome to Lu Family’s mansion. Please come in.”

尚可一边跟着管家走进别墅,一边听他介绍:“鄙人是陆家的管家费林,以后你在工作和生活上遇到什么问题,都可以来找我。”

While Shang Ke followed the butler into the mansion, he listened to his introduction, “I am Lu Family’s butler, Fei Lin. If you have any questions on your work or living, you can come to me.”

尚可点点头,没有应声。

Shang Ke nodded, he did not answer outloud.

费林也不在意,他很清楚守约人的性格,他们向来少言寡语,公事公办,没有丝毫情感波动。

Fei Lin did not care, he was clear on the nature of covenantors, they were always people of few words. They did their work without involving their personal life or interest, and they did not have any emotions.

费林将尚可领进一间房间,又道:“这是你的房间,主人的房间在走廊尽头最后一间。他目前不在别墅,大约要三天后才回来,这几天你先熟悉一下别墅的环境。”

Fei Lin led Shang Ke to a room and once again spoke, “This is your room, Master’s room is the one at the end of this corridor. He is currently not at the mansion, it would take him approximately three days to return. You can familiarize yourself with the mansion for the time being.”

费林并没有提醒他仔细查看工作流程和任务安排,因为守约人最大的优点,便是高效率的执行度。他相信在还没有抵达别墅前,他就已经将契约内容和工作详情全部记在心里了。

Fei Lin did not remind him to carefully look over the workflow and assignment arrangement, because the biggest merit of conventors was their high efficiency. He believed that before he even arrived at the mansion, he had already perfectly memorized the control contents and workd details.

费林又叮嘱几句,便离开了房间。

After Fei Lin gave a few more warnings, he left the room.

尚可这才松了松紧绷的神经,做一个合格面瘫可真不容易。

Only then did Shang Ke relax his stiff nerves, acting as a qualified facially paralyzed person was really not easy.

他从行李箱中拿出契约书和工作表,随意扫视了一遍,便记得清清楚楚。

He took out the contract book and work schedule from his suitcase and casually skimmed it, remembering the details clearly.

费林年事已高,此时雇人应该是为了分担事务,并逐步进行交接。他的工作内容不仅包括帮陆修樊处理公事,安全护卫,还有平时的饮食起居。

Fei Lin was old, so employing people now was to split his workload and steadily have him take over. He work content not only comprised of helping Lu Xiufan handle official matters and protecting him, it also consists of everyday life food and drink.

尚可收起文件,整理好行李,然后离开房间,出去熟悉环境。

Shang Ke put away the documents and tidied his luggage. After that, he left his room to familiarized himself with his environment.

对于作为守约人的尚可,费林还是颇为放心的。在他进入别墅前,费林另外找人重新检查过他的身体,确定了他守约人的身份。只要确定这一点,其他背景就没有必要调查了,因为守约人不会背叛他的雇主,也不会在结束一份雇佣工作前,重复签署另一份契约。

Regarding Shang Ke the covenantor, Fei Lin was rather assured. Before he entered the mansion, Fei Lin had someone else examine his body to confirm his covenantor identity. As long as that was determined, then other background checks were not needed. Because covenantors will not betray their employer, nor will they sign a contract with someone else before their current employment was over.

这是所有守约人在失去情感后唯一剩下的最珍贵的品质,也是一种残酷的烙印。

This was the most precious character left in covenantors after they have lost all feelings, it was also a cruel stigma.

这座别墅的仆人非常少,除了管家费林之外,只有一名厨师、一名园丁、两名护卫和两名女仆。尚可猜这座别墅中肯定没放什么重要的资料,只是陆修樊平时休息放松的地方。

There were very few servants in this mansion, besides the butler Fei Lin, there was only a cook, a gardener, two bodyguards and two maids. Shang Ke guessed that this mansion did not contain any particularly important information, it was just a place for Lu Xiufan to rest and relax.

他现在很想见见这个男人,不知道他是否就是自己寻找的人。不过,就算真的是,他也不打算和他进一步发展,因为这次任务,无论他能不能活下来,最后都只有35岁的寿命。一开始就没有希望,还不如从未开始过。

He really wanted to see this man right now, he wondered if he was the man he was looking for. However, even if he was his man, he did not plan to further develop their relationship. Because the mission this time, no matter if he could live until the end of the missions, his lifespan was only until he was 35 years old. There was no hope since the beginning, so it was better off never to have started in the first place.

他守约人的身份,正好可以成为他的掩护。一个没有感情的人,又如何对别人产生感情呢?

His identity as a Covenantor would become his screen. How could someone without emotions, feel emotions toward someone else?


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46 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 78: Covenantor (I)

  1. Takethattofu says:

    AT LAST!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    AFTER A FEW ARC! I AM THE FIRST!!!!
    ah~ sweet victory…

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    • Ryss says:

      Congrats-
      *remembers that the cocoa offered by Takethattofu tasted slightly strage*
      THAT WAS A KNOCKOUTDRUG, WASN’T IT?!
      Scaaaaaaryyyyyy !!!! T_T

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    • Takethattofu says:

      @Ryss, I don’t know what you talking about hahaha…*whistling* *sweating like crazy, avoiding eye contact*

      @Library rocker, why are you trying to deny meeeeeeeeee *VIOLENTLY CRYING*

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      • Ryss says:

        Don’t think you are the only one with stuff like that- revenge will be mine !!!
        MUAHAHAHAH- cough cough …damn fly!!
        That was one of your agents wasn’t it?!

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        • Takethattofu says:

          *paying a fly with some fruit*
          Whaaaaaatttt??~ i dont know whatareyo talkin about….they are no fly here or an agent or an agent fly…

          *whisper closely to the fly*
          “Make sure you contaminate that dude food and I will pay yo with a rotten banana, knock that dude down and I pay double”

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    • Kuroko Reika says:

      Oh my, finally u got the first comment!!!!
      Congrats!!!
      Hohoho
      Thanks for your persistent, we had something to laugh about hohoho ヽ(*´з`*)ノヽ(*´з`*)ノヽ(*´з`*)ノ

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  2. Shion 27 says:

    I feel bad for a certain tofu if they make it here…

    Snowy-sama, you don’t hafta feel bad. Tofu has taken first. Of course, after this blunder, fellow readers will heighten their sta- I mean, their security measures and ensure that a certain tofu will firmly be bou- taken care of.

    All hail the ‘Deny Tofu of the first comment!’ Movement

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  3. April Owens says:

    went from 60 to 78 and still nothing to read just the title went from 60 to 78 and still nothing to read just the title

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  4. Otakusan says:

    Great, know that I read this chapter I’m in a dilema.
    Now I can no longer focus on the merman arc and instead want to read this arc first😞

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