Chapter 148 - Volume 2
TL: That’s the final chapter for this mini arc. The next arc is Brendel vs various enemies. I’ll see you guys next week for TAS. Please report any Engrish mistakes. Chapters links should be corrected now.
I’m also really sorry for those of you who missed chapter 91, that was a nasty accident.
Chapter 93 – The Eversong Elves
The winds died down and the forest sank back into silence.
Brendel deliberated for a moment before he looked back at the girls. They were looking at the Elven girls with teary eyes. Even though they were enemies a moment ago, they quickly realized that it was not Medissa’s fault for attacking them.
“Do you wish to save her?” Brendel suddenly asked.
Romaine snapped her head to look at Brendel and furiously nodded. Amandina hesitated and bit her lips, but every time she wanted to say something her words did not come out.
(Nightsong Tiger.) Brendel communicated to his summon in his mind.
(My lord?) The Nightsong Tiger faced him.
(I have been wondering about the abilities for quite some time, but is it possible for me to turn the Elven girl into a card?)
Brendel had wondered from time to time as to how Ciel and the Mercenaries of Lopes came about. The only answer he had was that a Planeswalker was somehow able to seal them into cards.
(Yes, you can do so, my lord. This Elven girl’s abilities are incredibly powerful, and if you try to seal her, she might turn out to be a high quality summon card. At your current abilities, you can only spend up to a maximum of 100 Wealth and a little mana to seal something into a card. With this amount of resources spent of sealing, you can only seal someone who’s extremely weak and willing to be sealed.) The Nightsong Tiger explained quickly.
(But my lord, you do not know whether she would agree to be sealed. 100 Wealth is approximately a month’s worth of your savings.)
Brendel shook his head. Even though a loss of 100 Wealth was painful if she rejected it, he needed to do this.
(If I don’t do this, I feel that I would carry this regret in my life.) Brendel gave an embarrassed smile. His past regrets in not saving the NPCs from the slave merchants, his guilt in fleeing Aouine after Freya died, the things that he could not achieve in his past life, he wanted to absolve himself of such feelings.
[For what purpose have I come to this world? This is a chance for Medissa, but this is also a chance for myself—]
He formed a blank card in his Deck according to the Nightsong Tiger’s instructions. The card was a blank canvas, as though it was waiting for a guest to move into it.
“What is that?” Romaine saw Brendel taking a card out of from nowhere and asked curiously.
“My lord is going to save the little Elven girl.” The Nightsong Tiger explained: “He’s going to transfer her soul into the card and stablize the Soul Fire that’s collasping.”
“That sounds like the abilities of a summoner, but don’t they use crystals for that? Can you seal souls aside from magical beasts?” Amandina’s eyes glinted as she asked.
“You can think of it as a type of summoning.” The Nightsong Tiger answered: “But this is done because it’s the only way to let the girl stay here.”
The girls nodded. If the Soul Fire broke down, the energy was returned to its basic elements and not returned to the embrace of her goddess. Disappearing in that manner was the most painful way for a spirit, not to mention a sentient one.
Brendel raised the card into the air: “Medissa Lunette, do you wish to join in my travels and become part of the Laws in this world?”
The words were repeated in his heart, as though someone’s else voice spoke them. The blank card flew out from his hands and floated in the air. Brendel waited for a full minute before he repeated his words again, but no reply came. A mellow sadness spread within his heart as he sighed inwardly, certain that Medissa had refused and was gone.
“I…… have a wish, can you grant me that? Brendel….. No, Lord Planeswalker.” Medissa’s voice echoed in his mind.
Brendel’s elation soared and he exhaled loudly.
“Of course, Miss Lunette. Please state your request.”
“I…… wish to see my sister on your journeys, just once would be fine.” Came the small voice.
Brendel was slightly dumbfounded. He did not think that her wish was so simple. Even if she requested to have full freedom, he could agree to it.
The Silver Elves had superior bloodlines and their lives were exceedingly long. Perhaps her father and older sister were still alive, so that wish was not as impossible as it seemed. However, the Silver Elves avoided contact with the world and might be slightly troublesome to find them.
He nodded after a few moments.
The card immediately emitted a flash of black light, and the words were written in his retina:
A line came next:
“A new card has been found, please name it—“
“Eversong.” Brendel decided to name Medissa after the most famous Silver Elves’ army from the ancient era.
The card gradually came back to his hand. Brendel inspected the card, and saw a female knight equipped with silver armor and a long lance in her hands. She wore a warm and friendly smile— It was the very image of Medissa.
[Heroic spirit/Knight, Level 35 Elite]
Pay 15 Darkness EP and places the Unicorn Knight, ‘Medissa Lunette’, into play.
Maintenance: When ‘Medissa Lunette’ is in play, pay 1 Darkness EP, 6 Wealth every day.
‘The flag of the Elves are raised proudly, with her heart and sword shining brightly in darkness.’
Brendel stared at the card for some time. The response from the card seemed to show off the difference compared to his other cards.
[Amazing. Even though she’s on the level of a Gold-ranked fighter, I didn’t think that that she’s on the level of a legendary artifact. Apart from the Thorn of Light, this is my second legendary. Tulman told me that my Cards of Fates are much rarer compared to other magic artifacts, but I didn’t think it would be as rare as this.]
A gleeful smile spread across his face.
[That 100 Wealth is completely well spent! Guahahaha!]
Brendel roared with laughter inside his mind. If it was not for the fact that he would ruin his image because of the people around him, he would shamelessly laughed with a greedy voice. He had constantly faced ridiculously overpowered enemies one after another, and was starting to wonder if he was cursed with some unlucky status.
Fighting against Ebdon before he reached level 15, fleeing against the Crusader Executioner, fighting against Tirste, then dueling with Buga, Tree Shepherds, Black Disciples and the Spectral Knight. It was driving him up the wall. (TL: Ebdon – Level 31 and above. Crusader Executioner, Level 40 and above, Tirste – Blessed stats, Level 45 and above, Buga – Level 51 and above, Black Disciples – Level 31 and above, Spectral Knight – Elite level 35, comparable to a level 51~ mob.)
He was not really afraid of the Unifying Guild, Tree Shepherds or the Madara army, but being targeted by them at every waking moment made him feel awful.
[I finally have a Gold-ranked follower. This is at least enough for me to travel across Aouine’s southern region without any issues. Even if the Tree Shepherds or the Unifying Guild have the numbers, they can’t possibly send a Gold-ranked assassin after me right?]
The two organizations only sent such assassins after highly ranked earls, and he thought he had not reached a threatening level yet. With Medissa’s abilities, he would be able to combine their abilities to fight against any such threats.
[A good deed is rewarded.] Brendel was proud of himself and felt like there was sunshine everywhere.
He wiped off his crooked smile and turned back to everyone: “It’s done, everyone.”
The girls’ eyes shone brightly, and Romaine even urged him impatiently: “That’s wonderful! Quick, summon Medissa to let us take a look at her.”
“Ahem.” Brendel coughed and his expression changed. Romaine’s words stabbed at his weakness. Even though it was a godlike card to him, the problem was the summoning cost of fifteen Darkness EP. There was also the maintenance of 6 Wealth and 1 Darkness EP.
[Never mind about the Darkness EP. Right now 6 Wealth per day is enough to make me bankrupt. I only have 4 Wealth of income per day, and 2 of it are used to pay off the Mercenaries of Lopes. If I want to summon Medissa I need to have another Gold Mine.]
Brendel rubbed his forehead.
TL: For those of you who read the raw, you would probably have noticed the difference in this chapter. I went back and checked on a particular issue, and I think that the author either made a mistake or had a bout of off-text passage that he forgot to mention.