Chapter 10 – I want to be an Assassin

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Translator: Vitus


Tang En put away the axe with an expressionless face as he watched the shattered fragments of the stone monument.
It was the axe given to him by the old farmer, which was now the only thing that remained of the Little Stone Village.
Tang En swore that when he meets Sethman, he will use that very ax to crush his bones to pieces and then hack him to death.
Tang En entered the assassin system and coldly said: “I want to become an assassin.”
But Tang En wasn’t a fool. Earlier, he was blinded by rage and was desperate to find the whereabouts of Sethman. But now, after smashing the stone monument, he finally regained reasoning. He knew his strength better than anyone else and also understood that to avenge the little rock village was merely wishful thinking. He didn’t say anything else, as he came closer to the scorched earth, he realized that the scope of the explosion was greater than what could be caused by artillery shells.
To promote his strength, he could only rely on the assassin system. As for those? He would kill them all….
The housekeeper was pleased and said: “That’s better.”
“I want the most rigorous training schedule you can give.”
“As you wish!”

“Ding, Vengeance Mission Unlocked.
Objective: Kill Sethman.
Time Limit: None.”

At the suggestion of old housekeeper, Tang En packed his things and left the hut, following the road towards the east.
After all, no one knows when Sethman’s group might return to inspect the arena once again. Even though Tang En was foolish, he realized that when they find out that the monument had been destroyed, it would change things.
For the next few days, except for eating and sleeping, Tang En put all his efforts into assassin system space.
He voraciously soaked up all kinds of knowledge, the camouflage and murder skills which he had determined not to learn before were all learned anyways. And because of his words, the most rigorous training in the assassin system space was now being done by torture.
While dressed in a white lab coat, the old housekeeper took a scalpel in his hand: “As a killer, you must be well aware of all parts of the body inside and out. Although we have no knowledge of this world, but according to my observations in these few days, the human body is the same. Next, I will show you the dissection of a variety of bodies so as to study about body anatomy”
Tang En: “……”
“Human body has a number of fatal spots in the upper body, temple, glabella, pharynx and larynx, heart, etc. are most important, however, those are also the parts defended most closely. For starters, those parts don’t work well, rather the aorta is a better choice. Come, hold the thighs. ”
(TL: Temple indicates the side of the head behind the eyes. The glabella, in humans, is the skin between the eyebrows and above the nose. The pharynx is the part of the throat that is behind the mouth and nasal cavity and above the esophagus and the trachea. The larynx is the hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords in humans and other mammals; the voice box. The aorta is the main artery of the body, which supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system. Enjoy :P)
Tang En slightly shivered as he took the dismembered thigh. Deep inside he constantly reminded himself, “fake, and fake! Everything I see is an illusion virtualized by the old housekeeper, hang in there, you have to become the king of assassins.” But, fuck don’t be so realistic, the stench of blood cataplasm sticks out.
“Look, this is the artery”
All illusions…..
“You need to gently draw the knife, well, a fountain sprayed out.
It is the only magic…. Puff! Tang En’s whole body was drenched in the “fountain.”
“Here in the cold war era, melee weapons are essential. A dagger is an assassin’s best friend, I will teach you how to hold a dagger.” Old housekeeper demonstrated a forehand and backhand dagger in slow motion.” Do not think otherwise, the correct dagger holding posture can assure that the hits you deliver are clever and full of power.”
Isn’t this simple? I only have to follow the movements? Tang En studies the hand of the old housekeeper with which he held the dagger.
Old housekeeper: “Are you determined to hold?”
Tang En nods.
As the old housekeeper reaches out his hand and strikes, Tang En’s dagger brushes past the housekeeper’s dagger. Taking advantage of the opportunity brought about by transverse cutting, the housekeeper’s dagger slid across Tang En’s throats.
“You Died.”
Tang En holds his throat out of fear and roars: “What are you doing?”
Old housekeeper lightly replied: “In the assassin system space, you are truly immortal. So as to leave a deeper impression, this is a friendly reminder. Whenever you die, I will have you feel one to nine levels of pain in accordance with the situation. Trust me, it feels fantastic…… ”
The old Butler has rarely smiled when it comes to the assassin system space. But of course, in Tang En’s heart…… Good abnormal smile!
“Okay, one more time. Determined to hold? ”
“Uh, I … ah!”
Tang En whines, and once again collapses to the ground.
But this time, a feeling of pain came through the bottom of his bone marrow. Tang En’s stature was broken again, he curled up together and held back the tears in his eyes.
“…you… sneak… attacked……” the fierce pain caused Tang En to nitpick on words to
Old Butler: “congratulations, you have learned the initial mystery of an assassin. ”
“What a joke, how did any of this have any deeper meaning?”
“Dirty and sneak attack!” Old Butler quietly said, then colludes:” Well done, you stood up like a man, but that was the first level of pain. ”
Tang En’s body shivers, this is the first level of pain?
“Determined to hold up?”

Finally, after Tang En enjoyed three first-level aches, did the housekeeper reluctantly nodded to approve of Tang En’s dagger grasping posture.
“Well, after holding a dagger, the following is used. IF a short dagger does not hit the strategic point, the power is limited. Where are the key/strategic points, I have taught you in human anatomy. The forms of knife attacks are to generally stab, shear, tease, pick and cut. Next, I will demonstrate all of them in action, your task today is to wield the dagger in an “acceptable” manner for 1000 times.”

Tang En had a sleepless night, perhaps you might think 1000 times is nothing. But the emphasis is on the “acceptable” word. The old housekeeper’s dagger demonstration in the human anatomy has left behind certain parameter data. If his strokes don’t match this data, then it is not eligible.
The way Tang En just started wielding the dagger, is like trying one’s luck completely. As he got used to that feeling, the passing rate continually rose.
His arms started to give off the heat first, went to being sore, then arrived numbness, and finally lost consciousness completely. The brains also become ignorant, finally leaving only mechanical waving arm.
This stroke, well, light……
This stroke passed!
This stroke, uh, a little heavy……
This stroke passed!
This stroke passed!

The distracted Tang En does not know that at this time his dagger wielding “acceptable” rate was highest.
Finally, Tang En did not notice when completed the target. He only heard the old housekeeper say, “It is now complete”, he just replied with “Oh”, directly fell to the ground, and fast fell asleep.
A few days later, Tang En in addition to learning other skills, must complete dagger wielding practice like this every day.
Finally, on the fourth day, Tang En couldn’t help this boring exercise, and proposed to learn dagger skills.
The old housekeeper looked at Tang En and said: “you are learning now.”
Tang En was depressed and replied: “I am not referring to those, I mean, a new move (style) or something like that.”
“Oh, really? Have you mastered the basic usage of daggers? ”
Watching the calm eyes of the old housekeeper, Tang En felt a bit guilty but replied with a nod.
“Um, then let’s use the foundation dagger law in actual combat to have a look”, the old steward flashed his hand to reveal a dagger: “You attack.”
Tang En grips the dagger tightly, steps aside, crooks his arm and prepares to attack, suddenly halted while hesitating: “you won’t die, you are immortal, right?”
The old housekeeper cast aside his facial expression: “I do not consider it necessary to answer this question.”
The indifferent expression revealed formidable self-confidently without a doubt.
“Uh…..he is really a skilled master” Tang En gave unstated criticism. He crooked his arm and with straight thrust, aimed for the heart.
“Too light”, old steward parries Tang En’s straight thrust with his fingertips, “weak attack, an opening, what greets you is…. Death!!” The dagger of old steward accelerates suddenly, and in-line enters Tang En’s heart.
Was needless saying that Tang En who body was reconstructed, tasted the first-level pain once more.
“Comes again”, I have to say, when you have undergone so much pain that you soon get used to it. After Tang En wailed in pain, tread the ground, and walked again while stabbing towards the old steward’s heart.
“Heavy.” The voice said faintly.
The old housekeeper simply stepped around the side and arrived behind Tang En: “An assassination is a form of art, after grasping good power and speed, you’ll make them enjoy the pleasant sensation of death……”
Tang En felt a chill over his neck, heard a hiss of the wind over his ear, thin blood spilled out of his throat like a falling curtain.
It really is very pleasant to hear……
“Uh oh……” As the voice of pain arrives again, he was awoken from the art chamber like state by the first-level pain.
Old housekeeper clapped, and the dagger disappeared without a trace: “continue to practice.”

“Hang on…… Adhere to…… ”
In the assassin space, Tang En streaming with sweat carries a 50 pounds a heavy bag on his back, kicked the ground and continued to walk in the desert.
Desert? Yes, it is a scorching desert.
Tang En’s today’s goal is to reach the destination within three hours.
The old steward said that it was some country’s Special Forces method of training strength and endurance.
But…… Damn, where is this destination? Why do I feel that I am walking in circles!
In fact, Tang En’s feeling was not wrong, if seen from a bird’s eye view, Tang En walking path could draw an anomalous ellipse.
“Looks like he needs some motivation.” Old housekeeper rubbed his chin.
Then, Tang En suddenly found that behind him was a large millstone scorpion.
He swallowed spit with difficulty, “Old steward, you will die like a dog……Ah!!!”
Old Butler while holding an umbrella under the desert sun, took a sip of iced wine: “He seems to have enough vitality, the course of this training was a bit inadequate, ah, a few more would be good.”
The old housekeeper casually waved his fingertips, and three large Scorpions started crawling towards the distant Tang En.
“Fuck, old butler, I, I……”
“I was wrong!!”

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