Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 62
Chapter 62: Being Surrounded by Assassins
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
Long Shiyan did not speak again; she closed her eyes. The system did not bother her, simply floating beside her. The whole world was silent aside from the sound of the blowing wind.
A shadow flashed nearby, fiercely thrusting a longsword towards Long Shiyan’s heart. The sound of a sword cutting through the air could be heard. Long Shiyan dropped down and rolled away, avoiding the attack. Then, she picked up the épée lying on the ground. Once again, she leaped and slashed at the intruder with another “Glorious Heart.”
The man was completely caught off-guard by her sword.
The épée broke the longsword and struck the intruder’s shoulder. Blood scattered as the intruder’s arm was completely sliced off at the shoulder. He retreated, unwilling to lose his life.
However, there was more than one intruder. In a blink of an eye, dozens of people surrounded her.
Long Shiyan’s face was expressionless; she raised her head and glared at the man in front of her. She indifferently said, “Teachers, instead of choosing to teach students well, you decide to spend your time trying to assassinate me.”
Before her, the man burst into a loud laughing fit. Then, he said, “You put the whole school in jeopardy, so we have to kill you now. If we don’t do this, who knows what will happen to the school.”
“Haah!” Long Shiyan suddenly smiled. “Are you people the school’s traitors?”
The traitors were visible everywhere. Nevertheless, the Holy Spirit Magic School was still right next to her. These people weren’t high-leveled, but they came to finish her off. Since they specifically targeted her, perhaps they had already guessed her identity.
As long as she didn’t solve this issue, the school, despite having just restored its order, would fall into chaos once again.
After the Saints disappeared, the Holy Spirit Magic School was strong in appearance but weak in reality. She was already being suspected by various outside parties, but what happened earlier with the ninth-level fighter’s unbridled destruction had further proven their inferences. Now, they had confirmed that there was at least an eighty percent chance that the school was in a weakened state.
“Long Shiyan! Right now, you have complete authority over the Holy Spirit Magic School!” The man leading the others suddenly smiled. He said, “Maybe you don’t understand that the trouble you caused within the school had involved all kinds of people. If we injured you enough, would you still have the impertinence to return to your Holy Spirit group and continue acting as the head?”
Long Shiyan remained unmoved and replied, “So, are you spies serving for an outside power?”
“No, no, no! We are not spies; we just took a high-reward request and nothing more.” The man laughed. “You know, your name has been hanging in the Assassins’ Union for quite a while. After killing the prince and the follower of the Luoji Empire, there was an abrupt rise in the bounty on your head. We decided to give up our identities as teachers and divide the reward. However, I doubt that you care about this.”
It seemed that she had guessed wrong. These guys weren’t spies, but some money-grubbing teachers who only considered their personal gain. Perhaps, they were somewhat important teachers since they were able to determine her identity.
This school had fishes and dragons mixed together, and that included everyone. Even the teachers were no exceptions.
(TLN: Again, the idiom “fishes and dragons mixed together” means “crooks mixed with the honest folk.”)
To them, being a teacher was just an occupation or a well-paid career, so of course, they couldn’t miss the opportunity of being hired as one. The Assassins’ Union, along with the Mercenary Union, were the best organizations in the continent.
But the difference between the two was that the Mercenary Union was seen in a more positive light.
In this world, if one wanted to kill someone but couldn’t kill that person for various reasons, then that one could hire the assassins at the Assassins’ Union. If one offered enough rewards, one could encourage the strong ones to accept that individual’s request.
And these strong people were also called bounty hunters.
Long Shiyan did not expect that the problems with the Luoji Empire had not been resolved yet. Now, she was surrounded by these bounty hunters. In this short period, these teachers had decided to take action.
“What is the reward for my head?”
Inspecting the little girl who had no expression, the man couldn’t help but smile and reply, “Even now, you could still display such calmness. I have to admire you for that. Your bounty isn’t actually a lot, just two million purple gold coins.”
Twenty million purple gold coins were equivalent to two billion gold coins, which was then equal to two billion yuan. On the contrary to how the man worded it, one would have to say that this was a lot of money. It was no wonder why they decided to accept the task.
(TLN: 1 yuan is currently around $0.14 USD.)
Without talking, Long Shiyan clenched her épée and jumped up, using “Glorious Heart.”
Because they revealed that they were from the Assassins’ Union, there was no room for words. Those who dared to take this type of job were all desperate. They didn’t only have to fight with their prey but also with other hunters.
Right now, the people surrounding her might not be in the same team, but rather, a temporary alliance. Once they killed Long Shiyan, they would fight each other for her head.
Therefore, since they knew her identity, there was no need for her to hold back.
The man in front of her was a ninth-level warrior, but he still couldn’t resist taking a few steps back when hit by Long Shiyan’s “Glorious Heart.” The rest also whipped out their swords and simultaneously charged at her.
These people were mostly ninth-level fighters.
There were also a few eighth-level fighters who had strength equivalent to the ninth-level fighters’. If they didn’t, then they wouldn’t have taken this job.
Long Shiyan was blown away by the brunt of their attacks. She took advantage of inertia and moved to a farther position. Her footsteps continued to recede as she covered the pit of her stomach and spat out a few mouthfuls of blood.
At this moment, an arrow suddenly flew towards her. She tried moving sideways to avoid it but was still hit in the right side of her chest, which nailed her tightly onto a stone pillar.
When the others noticed that someone’s sneak attack had worked, they dashed towards her.
However, several arrows prevented their actions. Some who could not escape were shot, however, the arrows didn’t hit any of their vital points. Nonetheless, foam suddenly burst out from the mouths of those who were hit as they fell onto the ground.
“Poison!” The people who initially moved had a change in complexion and did not dare to take another step.
In this world, there were not many poisons that could affect ninth-level fighters. There were very few people who could develop these kinds of poison. Only the people of the Hidden Gate with their “Dragon Poison Powder” formula could manufacture such poisons.
The Hidden Gate was the most terrible assassination organization on the Fengling Continent. Their whereabouts were always changing, and their methods were so ruthless that they were feared by countless people. However, this organization had to rely on the Assassins’ Union to find resources for them, which was lamentable for an organization so great.
However, since the Assassins’ Union collaborated with the Hidden Gate, their total strength was great.
Now, the Hidden Gate decided to act by poisoning several people. No one moved. They simply listened to determine the exact position of the bow and arrows. For them, as long as they dealt with archer, they would be fine.
“Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!”
The sound of arrows darting through the air filled the surroundings.
Unfortunately, these arrows did not affect this group of cautious ninth-level fighters as they easily avoided them.
On the other hand, Long Shiyan pulled out the arrow that was lodged in her and threw it in the direction of its source. Then, she jumped down and used another “Glorious Heart.”
One of the ninth-level fighters closest to her was completely split in half. Red blood splashed all over her body.
“She’s not dead!”
Everyone was shaken by this unforeseen event.
Before they even started fighting, they thought that she was already dead. They didn’t expect her to be completely fine. Standing in front, she swept a cold gaze at them.
She was shot by an arrow covered with the “Dragon Poison Powder.” They couldn’t believe that she was fine.
Long Shiyan towed her épée and calmly stated, “Unfortunately, I have a constitution that is immune to poisons.” After she said that, she jumped again, and then used “Glorious Heart” to slash at the enemies.
Those who were entangled with “Glorious Heart” were simply unable to escape. They helplessly used their swords to block. However, this group mainly consisted of assassin-type bounty hunters with low defense.
Therefore, she split her enemies into two once again.
“Everyone, be careful!” The man in front had a grave expression. He explained, “Her technique causes a strong force. As long as you are caught by her technique, even if your speed is fast, you won’t be able to avoid her attack.”
Everyone snapped back to reality and kept their distance from her, especially the assassins whose main strength was their speed.
No wonder! It was no wonder why the people prior could not evade. They risked their lives to attack her and were completely sliced apart.
Yes, they were certainly cut apart!
Although Long Shiyan used an épée, everyone thought that épées could not slash since it had no edges on its blade and had to rely on its weight.
Considering how thin its blade was, it couldn’t kill someone without piercing them.
But this épée had edges on its blade and was used differently. The collision of strength should make the épée be at a disadvantage and could cause it to possibly break.
Therefore, the scene was miserable, and it was completely different from Long Shiyan’s fight with the ninth-level old man.
“Don’t worry, the more who die, the better. She is already an arrow at the end of its flight as she had been moving unstably.” The man who organized the team attacked her.
Long Shiyan was not afraid of the assassin’s attack and leaped up to strike the leader with a “Glorious Heart.” Furthermore, the assassins who tried attacking her were all defeated, while the damage they did on her was insignificant.
The man was blown away as he landed into the flower garden.
Long Shiyan sprang up again, but an arrow rushed toward her at rapid speeds. She suddenly stopped in the air, reached out, grabbed the arrow, and then threw the arrow at the leader. The arrow pierced his stomach, causing him to foam from his mouth and die.
A few more arrows were fired, but Long Shiyan didn’t fear them. Standing in the air, she agglutinated the wind elements surrounding her. Using the strongest wind magic, the “Dimensional Wind Blade,” she countered the flying arrows as the attack continued to fly into the jungle.
The forest was sliced apart as blood stained the branches with red.
Long Shiyan, who was standing in the air, slowly descended. Her gaze ran across the numerous assassins. “I just wanted to sleep, but you forced me to do this.”
“Magic and martial arts dual cultivation!” The crowd secretly clenched their teeth.
Now, they had to run away. Although they were willing to risk their lives, their opponent was too strong and there was no way to win.
The supporting archers were dead, and the only remaining warriors were dead. Only a few assassins were left. Whoever wanted to go first would be captured by her “ability” and die a miserable death.
Moreover, other people were coming over.
In an instant, they disappeared. In regards to escaping, no one was better than assassins.
When Zi Linglong heard the news, she did not see any enemies. The scene before her was a mess. Her sister stood there, watching them with a body covered in blood. Then, she calmly said, “Don’t worry, this blood is theirs.”
In this situation, her words were extremely grim. They didn’t know how to respond to that. What was even more inconceivable was that Long Shiyan simply picked up her épée, closed her eyes, and fell asleep.
She seemed just like a child.
However, no one would consider her as an ordinary child.
Long Shiyan submerged into a deep rest. Today was exhausting as she used up almost all of her strength. The wounds on her body varied in severity. Fortunately, Zi Linglong found a light magician to treat her.
Her injuries were quickly cured.
Ever since her body had been recreated, she lost the power of dark magic, so now it was completely acceptable to use light magic on her.
This was also because of her lineage of the seven-tailed beast cat. She changed her original fighting style and fully integrated the power and mental attack abilities of the seven-tailed beast cat into her combat skills.
“Glorious Heart” used the pure power of a seven-tailed beast cat. Generally, at the same level, very few people could resist her “Transcending One’s Spirits” consummate skill. The “Glorious Heart” skill was the fusion of her godly inheritance and innate skills as it would suppress the spirit of the opponent. While “Glorious Heart” was powerful, it was merely a mental attack.
She also had great innate skill abilities, which included the transformation into a seven-tailed beast cat and the change into countless beads to attack the enemy’s mind. These skills could only be used freely by a god-level seven-tailed beast cat. However, they could totally annihilate mentally weak opponents.
Then, there was her magic.
Her wind magic had not disappeared but rarely used. Since most of her magic was gone, she only used the “Dimension Wind Blade” to help in her battles.
The “Dimensional Wind Blade” was a formidable magic attack with a high range. On the downside, it would consume her divine and mental powers. Also, it could only be used once in a short period and could not be used frequently.
Therefore, she acted more like a warrior than a magician.
Her main means of attack skills included her “Glorious Heart” and “Transcending One’s Spirits” skills. Although she didn’t have many attack skills, these skills were very easy to use and could deal with many different enemies.
These two attack skills were her only unique skills.
Today, to defeat the crazy old man and a bunch of bounty hunters, she had to rely on these skills. As long as she used them on ninth-leveled fighters or under, they would perish.