Chapter 281: The staff
Chapter 281: The staff
Translator: Cucumber Strips Editor: Jacky
Talking about what King Neptune wanted Wu Dengfeng to forge, this heavy eye-browed forging master let out a deep breath. He glanced at the surroundings. Clearly his apprentices had left him in disappointed. As of this moment, only Han was still on his side, even though they just met not long ago.
Thinking for a moment, Wu Dengfeng decided to tell Han the truth.
“What King Neptune wants is a staff” Wu Dengfeng whispers.
“Staff?” Han replied shocked.
Wu Dengfeng nodded his head slightly, “To be more precise, it is a weapon in the form of a staff that enhances cognitive abilities. King Neptune has acquired a black crystal from somewhere and it is in the shape of a human’s brain, containing complicated dark energy.”
“King Neptune discovered that if he can merge with this crystal, it will produce an enormous energy field, drastically increasing his illusion abilities.”
“This discovery filled King Neptune with joy, but the problem was, although this black crystal contained a powerful energy field, but it is very difficult to stabilize. Excessive use can cause King Neptune’s neural system to break down, becoming more violent, and even killing his own men.”
“That is why King Neptune came to me, because my grandfather was a generational forging master Wu Daozi. Our family inherited a type of spiritual forging, allowing weapons to have life in them, merging with the soul of its user, if that happens, then he can merge with the black crystal as an entity, having powers many times even tens of times stronger than before.
Han was puzzled, “If you can spiritually forge, why not forge King Neptune his staff?”
Wu Dengfeng replied with a bitter smile, “I have analyzed the nature of that black crystal. It contains a form of dark energy. Since King Neptune is so greedy, once I use spiritual forging to forge such a weapon, it would be the same as if I created a horrifying monster.”
“King Neptune think he is capable of controlling the power of the dark crystal, but he is overestimating himself. It is more likely the crystal will be controlling him. According to the crystal’s dark attributes, I can guarantee that once King Neptune gets the staff, he will become insane, starting a massacre. Not only will I die, all the witches near by will also be goners.”
Now Han understood. The only reason why Wu Dengfeng does not want to perform spiritual forging is because he does not want to create an insane monster.
With King Neptune’s powers, once insane, it will become uncontrollable. The results were very scary.
Thinking for a moment, Han said with a bitter smile, “Right now, regardless if you forge the staff for King Neptune or not, he will not let you live. Also, your apprentices, they will all go down with you.”
“This is inevitable, I was being greedy. Greed will always have its cost, I knew that King Neptune was not trustworthy, yet I still decided to cooperate with him. This is such a tragedy.” Wu Dengfeng ridiculed himself.
Han lowers his voice, “Actually, I have an idea.”
Wu Dengfeng’s eyes brightened up and asked, “What idea?”
Han says, “Instead of waiting for our deaths, we should fight our way through.”
“I think there are two areas we can approach from. One being forging the staff. King Neptune wants a spiritually embedded staff, then just make one for him, but you have to control the staff’s ability, not allowing King Neptune to become stronger, but to make him weaker.”
“And then, you have to trust me. Once I find an opportunity, I can kill him.”
Wu Dengfeng was suddenly in shock. Han’s suggestion was a plausible way. King Neptune wants a staff, but this staff will not improve his powers, but instead it will destroy him.
As for Han, Wu Dengfeng was starting to feel that there was more to him than what he originally thought. Maybe this young man can save his life at a crucial moment.
Glancing around, everyone had given up, only having despair. Wu Dengfeng’s only hope was to rely on Han to save his life.
At this moment, Han said with confidence, “As long as I am not dead, you won’t be. Let’s combine forces and fight for it! After all, there is nothing more torturing than waiting for our death.”
Wu Dengfeng was shocked once again, nodding his head with his teeth clinched.
An hour have passed by. Witch warriors appeared in the cell again. This time they had their eyes locked on Han, Han repressed all of Wu Dengfeng’s apprentices, which avoided anyone ratting them out. This left the withes in disappointment.
“Slow down!” Wu Dengfeng suddenly stood up and said, “I will accept your terms, to forge what your King Neptune wants right away. However, I also have one condition.”
“What condition?” The witch with colorful feathers on his head sneered and asked, as if he can feel the fear of Wu Dengfeng. The two dead bodies with their skins stripped was starting to have an effect.
Wu Dengfeng pointed at Han and said, “I don’t trust anyone else. I want Han to be my apprentice, he has to protect me. Wherever I go, Han also has to go. If you cannot comply, this is over.”
The witch warrior thought about his request and said, “I will report this to master Nan Duo. He will decide.”
Afterwards, the witch warrior left the cell. Wu Dengfeng and his apprentices were all relieved. As for Wu Dengfeng bringing Han with him, it seemed normal as Han was the only one that stood up and protected him as everyone was about to betray him just a moment ago.
Even Nan Duo had a similar viewpoint. He thought that Wu Dengfeng was scared to death. As for Han, he did show some solid basic skills while fighting, but this was the witch’s holy realm, what can a human do with some basic skills? Nan Duo did not think Han will be a threat.
Since Wu Dengfeng wants Han to be by his side in order for his to work, then so be it.
Soon, the witch with colorful feathers on his head returned to the cell, talking to Wu Dengfeng and Han, “Your request has been approved by master Nan Duo. We will give you guys three days time to forge what our king wants, or else, humph!”
Han and Wu Dengfeng did not say anything, following the witch warrior heading outside. Just before leaving, Wu Dengfeng turned back to see his apprentices. He let out a long sigh and whispered, “This is as far as I go, you guys take care of yourselves.”
Han slightly nodded. No matter what, Wu Dengfeng was a forging master with a bottom line, knowing that if he forged the staff, it will lead to King Neptune becoming the scourge of the Milky Way galaxy. Thus, he firmly rejected this request. As for treating his apprentices, Wu Dengfeng was also not bad. Although they did betray him at one point, Wu Dengfeng still had some feelings for them.
It is too bad that Wu Dengfeng’s apprentices did not know, Han and Wu Dengfeng was not giving King Neptune his staff, but to give him a staff of death.
“You keep this for me, in case anything happens to me.” Wu Dengfeng quietly took off the delicate ring on his pinky, handing it over to Han.