CCM 249

Happy Valentine’s Day! I was originally going to post this on Monday, but then I remembered today was Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d celebrate it by posting this long awaited chapter! Or is this the one…?😛

Probably because it’s the pretty much the end of the arc, but….chapter 249-250 is nearly double the length of a normal combined chapter (9k-10k characters). Took me so long to translate it….good thing it was interesting~ ^^ Enjoy the longer chapters xD

There is another, more explanatory author’s note at the end of chapter 249-250, which I will include at the end of chapter 250 when that is released, as well as some of my own comments about the betrayal. Look forward to it!

Translated by: Taffy

Edited by: Comfortabull

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Chapter 249 – Pain of Betrayal Pt. 1

Suo Jia wordlessly stared at those extremely familiar faces. He opened and closed his mouth a few times, but was unable to say anything. He looked at the people’s ashamed faces, then looked back at Fourth Prince’s complacent smirk. After thinking about it for a bit, Suo Jia soon realized what had happened.

From the beginning, the Fourth Prince had watched Suo Jia closely. When the fire wind warriors were spirited away by Suo Jia, it may have been unknown to most people, but Lan Ruo couldn’t possibly have been unaware. As Lan Ruo was the leader of the 6 maids in the White Villa and Wen Ya’s trusted aide, Wen Ya naturally knew of anything that Lan Ruo knew of. Of course, if Wen Ya knew anything, the Fourth Prince would definitely learn of it as well.

It was clear to see that the Fourth Prince had planned everything since the beginning. He’d let Suo Jia develop the plans, while he used his own abilities and influence in the background to help lead Suo Jia forwards to break through the critical phase and fulfill all his plans. Otherwise, Suo Jia would’ve never suddenly risen to power so smoothly.

In addition, while it seemed like Suo Jia’s intelligence had been what led him to his leading position today, Suo Jia only knew how to do this because of Lan Ruo’s suggestions. Strictly speaking, the Fourth Prince had managed to take control of Suo Jia’s mind through Lan Ruo; it was really too frightening.

Suo Jia had to admit that as a prince, and a future owner of Holy Light Empire, the Fourth Prince’s charisma was much greater than his own. As long as the Fourth Prince tried, he’d be able to automatically gain any person’s loyalty and devotion. This included the Angelic Six-Winged Phoenixes.

Just as Eldest Sister, or Lan Ruo, had said, the Fourth Prince was able to satisfy anything his subordinates desired as the future owner of Holy Light Empire. In this respect, Suo Jia just couldn’t compare. The Fourth Prince could grant everyone nobility if they respected him, but Suo Jia definitely didn’t have this ability.

However, although he knew this, Suo Jia was still feeling great pain in his heart. It had been 6 years, almost 7 now, that he and the Angelic Six-Winged Phoenixes had spent day and night together, yet he couldn’t compete in power or money. It was really too disappointing.

Suo Jia’s eyes glistened with tears as he shook his head and said, “Duo Mei, can you please explain to me just what is going on here? Why would you all betray me? What….”

Duo Mei’s body shook. Although she didn’t raise her head, large drops of tears continued to fall from within her red cloak. It was evident that Duo Mei also felt it hard to take.

Duo Mei finally answered Suo Jia, “Young Master, long before we met you…we had already pledged loyalty and devotion to the Fourth Prince. During the past 6 years, we’ve seen Fourth Prince even more often than Young Master.”

“Bang.” Suo Jia’s mind mentally exploded. It turned out that while it had looked like he was controlling everything, the Angelic Six-Winged Phoenixes had regarded the Fourth Prince as their master.

As Suo Jia began to feel dizzy, Duo Mei continued to say, “Originally…we had received the Fourth Prince’s orders to diligently assist Young Master as best as possible, and go on errands for Young Master. But it’s clear to see that now the Young Master has broken off relations with the Fourth Prince, so…”

Suo Jia let loose a breath and smiled, “In other words, your interaction with me this whole time has been sincere, right.”

The girls all raised their heads and looked at Suo Jia resolutely. They could declare anything untrue but…their feelings towards Suo Jia were definitely sincere, without any utility mixed in.

“Very good…” Suo Jia smiled and nodded as he wiped away the tears that were rolling down his face, “At this point, I don’t have anything else to say. It’s really hilarious how I’ve been working so hard these past few years, yet everyone went off with him instead.”

Suo Jia turned around and said to the Fourth Prince, “I have to admit that compared to you, I’m indeed quite lacking. I was unknowingly just dancing around in the palm of your hand, and had even thought highly of myself. You’ve won.”

“Hmph.” Arrogantly snorting, the Fourth Prince said in disdain, “You may think you’re smart, but you don’t realize that even though you’re intelligent, you’re still just a child. Those puny schemes of yours couldn’t possibly stay hidden from adults. All I had to do was look at them, and your every action could easily be guessed by me. Haha…you can’t go against me yet, you’re too inexperienced.”

The Fourth Prince said coldly, “By now, I’m sure you’re aware of everything, so just say it…what exactly did you discuss with the Emperor that day?”

Suo Jia expressionlessly shook his head and said flatly, “Not possible. I’m not an immoral person that just changes sides over and over. You’ve made an error in judgment.”

“Hmph.” The Fourth Prince snorted and said chillingly, “You think that if you don’t tell me, I can’t discover the truth of the matter? Let me tell you straight out, actually, I already know most of the content of your discussion that day. I know…that you enticed the Emperor by doubling his life span, making that old man depose all the princes. Tell me, am I wrong?”

“You.” Suo Jia raised his head in shock and stared at the Fourth Prince in fear. He really couldn’t understand, just how had the Fourth Prince figured out everything? The palace definitely had spies. It looked like…the old man Emperor was in danger.

Seeing Suo Jia’s astonished expression, the Fourth Prince said darkly, “Right now, you only have two choices: the first is to become my subordinate, and serve only me, following my commands. The second is to die this instant. As long as I shatter the Emperor’s hope, I’ll definitely be able to successfully succeed the throne.”

Suo Jia didn’t even bat an eyelid and replied blankly, “It looks like you’ve prepared quite a bit. That must mean my mother has also fallen into your hands.”

The Fourth Prince nodded and sinisterly said, “We’re both intelligent people. I obviously dealt with such a minor matter appropriately. Don’t worry, your mother is fine right now. She probably still doesn’t even know what’s happened here. Her circumstances however, are directly linked to your choice.”

The Fourth Prince paused for a moment before bursting out, “Alright, truthfully speaking, there are feelings between us, and I’m unwilling to kill you. It’s best if you just conform to the circumstances and work for me. As long as you’re willing to vow loyalty and devotion to me, I guarantee that your life won’t be any different from what it was like before.”

The Fourth Prince arrogantly puffed out his chest and said in high spirits, “When I become Emperor, I’ll return everything back to you. With our relation, I guarantee that your noble rank will last for thousands of generations, and your wealth and riches will be eternal. I can give you everything the Emperor gave you. How about it? Think it through well; like I’ve said, we’re both smart people, so you should know what to choose.”

“Pfft…” Suo Jia spat in contempt, “Since you’ve already stated that we’re both intelligent people, why bother putting up false pretenses? Just tell me directly; you’ve got your sights on the Emperor’s throne, as well as having a prolonged life of over a hundred years, right?”

“Hahaha…” The Fourth Prince laughed. He stopped trying to conceal his thoughts and nodded, “That’s right, it’s exactly as you say. It’s not just me, Wen Ya needs your help as well. In reality, there’s no need to be concerned about anything. Just come over to my side. We can create a glorious dynasty together.”

“Sigh…” Suo Jia bitterly smiled, “The prospects you’re portraying are fine indeed, but do you know why I would prefer to choose the old man Emperor, and not be your assisting partner?”

“Hm.” The Fourth Prince looked at Suo Jia in confusion and frowned, “That’s a question I pondered over for a long time. I don’t understand why you still choose him, and not someone like me that you’re more familiar with.”

“Haha…” Suo Jia smiled and shook his head, and flatly said, “Actually, it’s not much. Simply put, I just don’t like or admire you. You think that you’re so smart, but you don’t understand; that kind of intelligence you show on the outside is you being sharp but petty-minded. What I admire instead is wisdom. I won’t ever serve you, even if I die.”

Suo Jia slowly stood up, and powerful magic power surged out violently from Suo Jia, and dispersed outwards. At the same time, Suo Jia roared in anger, “I’m going to leave this place right now. If anyone dares to stop me, go ahead and try. Since we’re enemies, there’s no reason to hold back.”

The Angelic Six-Winged Phoenixes all raised their heads at Suo Jia’s shout and looked at him unwillingly. They knew clearly that Suo Jia said that in order to dispel their apprehensions. After interacting with each other for so long, Suo Jia still didn’t have the heart to make it hard for them in front of their master, even at this final point.

“Young Master…” Finally, Duo Mei cried out lowly, choked with emotion.

“Hmph.” Without waiting for Suo Jia to reply, the Fourth Prince declared, “Suo Jia, even if you manage to escape from here, do you really not care about your mother’s life? You can run, but how can she run?”

Suo Jia coldly glanced at the Fourth Prince and grounded out, “Even now, you still want to blackmail me with my mother? Too bad, you’re too late. Truthfully speaking, Aimi and Aila have already escorted my mother out. Even if you want to threaten me with my mother, you can’t possibly do it anymore.”

“That’s impossible,” the Fourth Prince cried out in shock, “I’ve already sealed off White Villa. Even if they grew wings, they couldn’t possibly fly out. Don’t even dream of lying to me.”

Suo Jia smiled and narrowed his eyes in contempt, “In reality, the reason I came back this time was to bring my mother to Dawn Fort. A few days ago, Aimi and Aila accompanied her off in the darkness while we were outside taking a walk. The only person in your grasp right now is Mother’s stand-in.”

The Fourth Prince’s expression suddenly changed and he asked incredulously, “How is that possible? Just now, someone notified me and said that your mother was indeed in White Villa. How….”

“Haha…” Suo Jia chuckled and explained, “It’s really nothing major. Since you understand me so well, you should naturally know that I have the Dark Angels thief group under me. Those guys are slave soldiers that have committed heavy crimes. Even if I lost everyone else, I still have tons of those kinds of tricks. I hadn’t thought that I’d actually be able conceal it from His Royalness, the Fourth Prince.”

The Fourth Prince’s expression finally changed and Suo Jia smiled just then, “In reality, I wanted to establish a completely secret corps a while ago that only represented me ages ago. But after going around trying to set it up, I was still unable to escape the palm of your hand. Thus, the slave soldiers caught my eye.”

“That…” The Fourth Prince’s body shook as he subconsciously replied, “That’s right, no matter what, I wouldn’t have ever come into contact with the slave soldiers. After all… there are so many of them, and they’re all of low status. Even if I wanted to search for your subordinates, I wouldn’t have searched the slave soldiers.”

The Fourth Prince raised his head and looked at Suo Jia, “No wonder you created 5-6 groups in succession, with the Green Angels and Golden Angels and whatnot all day. It turns out that you were just trying to establish one branch that would escape my vision this whole time, a corps that represents only you.”

Suo Jia nodded and replied in affirmation, “In order to successfully keep the secret, I sent them away as pretext the day I established the groups, then secretly raised their status with the nobility grants so that they became normal citizens. Now…they’ve completely become armed forces under me already.”

The Fourth Prince sighed in praise and applauded Suo Jia, “Your thinking was really quite sharp. To think that you really established a group that I couldn’t possibly access. Even though this group isn’t much, you do have quite a few tricks up your sleeve, and managed to make a proficient scheme.”

Suo Jia straightened his body, seemingly prepared to leave. At the same time, Suo Jia continued to say, “In reality, there are still many things you don’t know about. Don’t think of yourself as some God, because you’re not anywhere close.”

Suo Jia glanced at the Angelic Six-Winged Phoenixes and said in pain, “However, I have to admit that the Angelic Six-Winged Phoenixes’ betrayal far surpassed my expectations, so I did lose to one of your schemes.”

“Hehe…” The Fourth Prince sneered conceitedly.

“However…” Seeing the Fourth Prince’s smug expression, Suo Jia continued frostily, “Since you really dared to hand the 5000 Velociraptor Knights over to me, you have to admit that you lost to one of my tricks too.”

“Huh?” The Fourth Prince looked at Suo Jia in confusion and asked, “What do you mean by that? You helped train them so well for me, and even made the best armors for them. What did I lose?”

Suo Jia coldly looked back at Fourth Prince and stated, “The armors are indeed quite good. However…there’s something that you probably don’t know about them; I haven’t paid for the armors yet, hahaha….”

“Tch…” The Fourth Prince smirked conceitedly and said, “And here I thought it was something major. Isn’t it just some money? All I had to is hand it over. How does that count as you winning?”

“No, no, no…” Suo Jia darkly smiled as he shook his head, “Those armors were ordered under the Velociraptor Knights’ names, and General Harvey is the one that arranged it. Although I was the one that wrote the order form, General Harvey was the one who handed it over, hehe…”

“What exactly are you trying to get at?” The Fourth Prince furrowed his brows impatiently.

Suo Jia glanced over and smiled evilly, “Nothing really, just…the items on the order form used up all the expensive heavy metals that the dwarves had accumulated over thousands of years. Originally, I was going to use my relationship with the old man Emperor and ensure the Empire pay for it. But now, this money will definitely have to be paid by you. I just don’t know whether you can afford it.”

“Tch…” The Fourth Prince tsked in disdain and said loosely, “Sorry, I never really thought much about money. Isn’t it just some change? I would never pay any mind to that.”

“Papapa…” Suo Jia clapped in praise and stated, “The Fourth Prince really is the Fourth Prince, managing to even ignore the cost of one hundred trillion gold. I can’t say anything except for words of respect. If you just turn around and discuss with Duke Wen Sha about selling Holy Light City, you’ll pretty much have just enough.”

“What. WHAT. ONE HUNDRED TRILLION?!” Although he didn’t ever think about money, the value of that much money was something ridiculous even to someone that normally ignored money like the Fourth Prince.

Suo Jia gave a fake smile and nodded, “That’s right. Originally, I had planned to use the Life Potions’ recipe as exchange, and then ask the Empire to pay for a portion. But the troops are now yours, so I obviously don’t need to pay it anymore. Thank you for your trouble from now on, Fourth Prince.”

“You…I…that…” As the Fourth Prince looked at Suo Jia’s beaming smile, he finally began to panic. He could afford it, but if he really took the money out, he’d immediately became a penniless beggar.

“Oh. Right…” While the Fourth Prince was still in shock, Suo Jia suddenly slapped his forehead and shouted, “I forgot to tell His Royalness, the Fourth Prince. Those Life Potions probably won’t be produced anymore. That machine requires a secret code to be inputted every year. I was originally supposed to input it when I came back this time, but some things put it off. Now it looks like I won’t need to input it anymore.”

“Plop…” The Fourth Prince fell back hard on his seat, his entire body trembling. He had to repay such a massive amount of debt, to the point where he’d even lose a golden goose. This was a serious injury. Suo Jia had actually burned the secret recipe ages ago, so he was the only one in the entire world that knew it. And according to the current situation, Suo Jia was clearly not going to tell it to the Fourth Prince.

The Fourth Prince stretched out a trembling hand and said darkly, “It’s not too late yet. If I capture you, I can get past everything. Someone…seize him!”


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81 thoughts on “CCM 249

  1. i wanna see if the angels will truly betray him, don’t know why but i still feel like they would choose to let suo jia escape as one last deed for their young master.
    Maybe its just wishful thinking:/

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  3. it remind me of a movie with bruce lee where he stand in courtyard and thinks aloud ,, who poisoned my master ? ” and from the kitchen several servants talk ” …Yes its me who killed master , i poisoned master “

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  4. Thank you very much!

    Yup,fourth prince is totally horrible! He can go and die—!
    Well, my feels, seriously, with suo jia crying! Anyway, suo jia’s intelligence is still truly astounding!

    I am glad that aimi and aila are still with him, and that he does have a group of people who are truly loyal to him, like the slave soldiers. I am glad suo jia’s mother escaped! After all, the most important thing to suo jia is his mother and his friends.

    Also,great job with him getting the fourth prince to pay for the stuff! In addition, i love that suo jia explicitly stated that he would never work for the fourth prince because the fourth prince had no wisdom.

    For the phoenixes, they were never truly loyal to suo jia,huh? I had a lot of feels when they realised that suo jia was being considerate of them by outwardly declaring them enemies, it shows he still had feelings towards them. I wonder though, if they had a choice, would they be loyal to the fourth prince, or suo jia? I think suo jia’s a much better leader, and someone worth following, as compared to the fourth prince.

    My apologies about the super long comment! Overall, this chapter made me really happy, as suo jia managed to give a heavy blow to the fourth prince, and confirmed that suo jia has people who are truly loyal to him. Just die, fourth prince!

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  5. Thanks for the update!
    But….now we gotta wait a while for part 2….it’s eating away at me again! D:

    Also I feel like this twist contradicts itself…the 36 wanted freedom from the Holy Light Empire’s military/army/government/royal family when they agreed to go on with SJ…but now they are completely fine with being under control again by the things they didn’t want to be controlled by? I feel like the author should have had the 36 hesitate about joining SJ from the very beginning to at least solidify a motive for betrayal…unless that was all a ruse to trick us readers also into thinking they were on SJ’s side?

    ehh….I’m probably thinking too much about this tho…it gets to me cuz I read the CCM from when it had less then 100 chaps translated and I didn’t figure out then that the 36 weren’t on his side :s I feel like I failed to understand the plot of CCM lol

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    • The author likes to have a lot of inconsistencies. I’m dropping this novel for good. Besides, the reason why the joined Suo Jia in the first place was to cure them of their ugly faces. They’re as superficial as any characters I’ve read. Now, they’re going to join someone that won’t give them that benefit. Shitty writing at its best to be honest.

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    • it’s honestly more like a sopeopra twist, think “the one you killed was my twin brother” thype of thing i’ve read it all and there was definitly no clues, i dont even remember the codes on the life potion machine.

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    • although i havent 100% confirmed it, i read a spoiler and learned about why the 36 betrayed him.
      i wont spoil it but i will give a hint, their reason is similar to something that happened in this chapter.

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    • Well you see they want to be free, but is not like sou jia could offer that since the prince was already aware of the scheme. He also offered them way better benefits than they had before (probably).

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  6. Thank you very much for the chapter.

    His mother is safe, Aimi and Aila is still his friends, and he still have a hundred loyal men. Although I kinda expect that he pay the armours on credit (with General Harvey unable to discern the purchase letter since he’s not eldest sister. Eat that, Lex Luthor!), I didn’t expect that he poisoned the money tree.

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  7. i still have some extreme hate over what those girls did….. even if they betray to help suo jia you can never trust them ever again nor take what they say to be truthful.

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  8. Ibhope he has away out and his mom is truly safe,or he has just screwed himself over,when the smart move wouldnhave been to leave and then letnthe prince find out what he told him while thinking he’s secure in his victory

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  9. If I recall it right, didn’t the author stated in the story that it’s not easy for the fire wind warriors to be free from the empire’s grasp? Wasn’t it odd that the empire didn’t even discreetly dispatch investigators to closely inspect the site after the instructors report of the magic beast attack? Excluding the fact that the girls are getting too easily persuaded by Suo Jia and the plan happened too smoothly, why didn’t the ‘sisters’ of Suo Jia question anything?

    With that wall of text, I think the author fell into unreliable narrator trope after managing to avoid becoming inconsistent narrator. Just like the story about a certain white girl/spider.

    As usual, this is merely a (probably narrowed) subjective view of mine.

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    • Err… why does it comment fall here? I was intending on giving JY my opinion regarding his/her question.

      Does it relate to me changing my post name anyhow?

      Sorry for the clutter.

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    • I guess I saw it as a mutual exchange in services from the 36 and SJ…They get freedom and his beautician services for free and he get’s their loyalty…all the small hints there didn’t tick me off that they would betray him…they desired to look beautiful so they went with him…SJ got his assets and they got their freedom/beauty

      The narrator gave an explanation to why they followed him, which was that they didn’t want to live out their lives restricted by the Military/Royal Family and SJ could make them beautiful, and I took that as the truth with credibility because narrator OP…

      I know that I’m probably not one who can say this cuz I’m not writing a novel of my own nor am I writing CCM, but the author made everyone believe that the 36 were probably his closest and most precious companions aside from the two water mages and his mom, especially with the Dawn Arc which was the 20ish~ chaps before chapter 248 where it focused on Dou Mei and the sister’s growth…so when this twist came up, it felt like the author just threw in the “I’m actually not your friend” twist as a means for getting him into the Greater Trade Routes quicker:/ Guess it all just feels uncomfortably rushed to me:/

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  10. hmmm… one thing doesnt make sense… why would the fire/wind girls need suo jia to cast moisture for them? If they had the prince that little money shouldn’t be a problem (a pledge of loyalty against the norm is no one sided thing “oh, you have my loyalty – i am your slave, i dont need anything in change”… i hope 250 will reveal what they got out of the pledge )

    moisture was a spell that was common knowledge, just that most couldnt afford it – why in hell wouldnt it be part of “pledging loyalty” – ok, maybe they didnt know about the effect (wtf)… but… i dont see anything they got out of the deal…

    the betrayal of the others i can understand and its not even close to strange
    but the initial betrayal (the pledge of loyalty to the prince is a form of betrayal towars the king) of the fire/wind… i dont see anything they get out of it… nothing at all, are they that cheap?

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  11. Because Suo Jia is the only one that is willing to do that to them? Because he is the only one who have enough mana to cast the moisture technique on all 36 of them on his own? Because his innocent classmates don’t have the initiative to do it if they wasn’t asked by him to train their magic and they are not on Lu-… the fourth prince’s payroll? And because it cost more money to hire a specialised water mage(s) to cast it on them everyday? Presumably many times a day if the practice often.

    Regarding thr betrayal, the prince only clearly stated his aim of usurping the throne just now, right? And counting that until then he ia just one of the princes of the empire vying for the throne legally, won’t the officials concluded that it was just him trying to rope in more supporters into his faction that is still within the empire/royalty control? That is, if said officials in charge of that were not in his faction already.

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    • … again? is it because more than 5 minutes has passed since I typed it in the phone?

      the above was an answer of mine for reent’s question.

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      • not plausible, the thing he did was simply moisture the face, thats what they wanted (and give him 10 gold per day for it) nothing that other ppl didnt do, and the thing is – one moisture is 100 gold normally, 36 fire/wind may be hard to find, 36 water mages? easy. first magic they learn? moisture.
        whats so hard for a prince to give it to them?
        No, using moisture isn’t one of the things MC invented, the things after are – the only thing that stopped everyone was the price – and if you look at the prices etc that are used now… 36 fire/wind getting moisture cast is nothing for the prince.

        so… the “giving loyalty” has nothing to do with equal exchange… if it is, its bullshit😀 blackmail is the inly thing i can think of (loyalty bought that way… GG)

        if you have ppl that pledged loyalty towards the throne and change it to loyalty towards the prince… i dont know…

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  12. I really really hope that he doesn’t accept them back at any point. No matter what, after this type of betrayal it would be completely against all common sense to ever trust them again. Same for the servants. It goes against what I think of his character to just smile and forgive them, I will be disappointed if that is what happens.

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  13. HA!!! Now i´m relieved, he fucks the all.
    It doesn´t matter if the angels betray him because he´ll get stronger and stronger.

    Just thx for this chapter now i can sleep again!!!
    FINALLY.

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  14. some words of wisdom

    Trust is an amazing yet fickle thing, It’s something that takes years for some and a lifetime for others to gain and yet it can be lost within seconds, and is almost nigh impossible to regain or fix after it’s lost or broken, the worst thing about losing someone’s trust is regardless of why you did it whether it be for your own good or was forced into doing so…. In the end they will always have that in the back of their mind wandering about your motives and intentions, never again will you feel the same level of reassurance as you once did.

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  15. thanks for the chapter….

    still… the chapter was kind of lame….

    it was like:
    “tag, you’re it”
    “no, you’re it”
    “hah! double tag!! you’re it”
    “f**k!!! triple tag!! now you’re it”
    “bazjililiziljiloonneneeen tag”
    “what comes after that?”

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  16. damn it’s my regret that i read this chapter before chapter 250…now the cliff deeper!!!i just hope taffy-sama release the next chapter fast…

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  17. Thanks Taffy. The betrayal by the Angels and the Generals were totally unexpected. At least SJ has some tricks up his sleeves. Looking forward to how SJ will escape.

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    • Not really, neither of them was. When the angels were freed, who were the guys that met them in the forest, picked the cultists to replace them and lured the beast? Probably the Prince’s men.
      When the pikemen and knights were first introduced it was clearly stated that they were soldiers of the empire and their loyalty would stay there.

      Anyway, I think the angels will come back, not sure if they deserve to be taken back, but looking at how the prince likes to take hostages I can imagine the reason for their betrayal.

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    • I know, right? Improving his general power and rounding out his bases is important, but he’s been completely ignoring his own area of expertise. If he had such a high level of control several years ago, then combat should be simplicity itself for him at this point. Especially in situations like this where nobody is moving. All he has to do is either burst or freeze a few brains or hearts and he’s good to go. Even just altering the flow of blood a bit can cause tremendous damage.

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  18. I gotta say… this reminds me a lot of the period of Coiling Dragon during the “kingdom” arc before Linley went into the wilderness for a few years. This story just went into a lot more detail and a very different direction because Sou Jia, had basically, absolutely nothing to his name at the start of the story. This drama has been going on for so long…. but the thing that I think of the most is the map Sou Jia saw when the Emperor was giving him land. This Holy Light Empire or whatever is a speck on the map. I’m not sure if is addressed that much, but is the HLE actually a significant world power? I’m reminded of how, before a certain someone in Linley’s life died, he thought that becoming a Saint was the end of the line. I’m really getting that vibe here. It makes me really excited for the next part of the story.

    P.S. Is anyone really worried about Sou Jia getting away? He has the 3rd Gen Space Ring, so I can’t imagine this going any other way then him just walking out. D:

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  19. Sooo…. Are we going to see some bloodbending shit now? Or has the author completly discarded the idea? If i dont remember wrong, in the begining he found out he could control other peoples blood because of his extreme control over water, and thats when he found out he could change peoples appearances with the same skills

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  20. I was excessively nervous and tensed for this viewing, but as I close this chapter of a tale, I heave a breath of relief as my worries and tensions of anticipation from the former passage were relived and from my mind, giving one such as I, a sense of contentment, despite the crux at the beginning of the finale.

    Holy cr** I don’t know why I wrote this, but I used the thesaurus about 4 times. Thanks for the chapter! And like my comment. Just because.

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  21. Everyone has fucked up here. Suo Jia has made a smart move in at least keeping some of his retainers, but honestly everyone has fucked up. Suo Jia can’t keep his city with just the slaves, no matter their ingenuity. If the Knights within the city betray him, it will be a slaughter, but I suppose it will bad no matter what happens.

    This reads like a BAD END kind of scenario.

    I’m also still pretty broken up over the Angels. This would set them back too far, especially the waste of the armor sets.

    Then again, I guess without this betrayal he will never become the truest Close Combat Mage without an intense betrayal from a warrior.

    Hope we see a new chapter tomorrow! Thanks kindly.

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