Chapter 1.3 – The City of Sin
An hour later…
The crow laid on the ground, choking with his own blood. He looked at the protagonist who stood next to him incredulously and said weakly, ” You didn’t even need use magic to defeat me. You’re really…powerful, your skills in martial arts. It seems that the demon king is really right. You will be his greatest threat. But don’t be proud. Even if you managed to kill me, the king will send more powerful figures to kill you…”
The protagonist picked up the soul-eating knife that the crow had dropped on the ground, looked coldly at him, and said, “My parents’ death should be partly avenged by your death. As for the demon king, I will one day kill him myself and make him repay!”
After that, the protagonist raised the sword and plunged the blade down the crow man’s guts.
Then, the crow saw only black and no longer felt the pain.
Sometime later, a mechanical voiced rang in his ears. “The task is completed and you are now to return to the City where you’ll be given a score based on your performance.” As the voice sounded, there was gradual light in front of his eyes. After he regained consciousness completely, he found himself standing alone on a platform covered by a blinding light.
A mechanical voice came from his side. As it spoke loner, the more the voice became human, no longer as mechanic as it was just now. It was distinctly a raspy voice of an old man.
He bowed respectfully in the direction of the sound. Though it was pitch black and he could not see anything, 233 still paid his respects. His years in this city, and he still didn’t know whose the owner of the same voice that welcomes him first during his returns.
“Now we are scoring your performance in this parallel world. In the aspect of good performance, you managed to weaken your attack in the process of fighting with the protagonist, and was able to demonstrate the protagonist’s intelligence and wisdom. It can be said that you have fulfilled the task and scored 130 points.”
No. 233 was overjoyed that he exceeded the full mark. This is a very good performance! By this, he could tell that he will be offered better characters in the coming tasks.
But the old man spoke again, “Now, let’s talk about the areas wherein you are performing poorly.” 233’s breath stopped for a moment. “Don’t forget that the parallel world is a world with magical backgrounds. But you mentioned martial arts and so on, are not the styles of speech that this world should have. Therefore, 10 points will be deducted here.”
233 argued: ” Because the last world I have been was set in the world of martial arts, I haven’t changed my habits at that time, so …”
“There is one more serious mistake!” The old man’s voice completely ignored 233′ s excuse and then said in his own words, ” You have disclosed the information of the City of Sin in the parallel world. This is taboo and this should be clear to you!”
The voice pointed out that 233 said that the City of Sin ordered him to use the equipment against the protagonist, but that was absolutely necessary, so he hurriedly said, ” But… but it was the demon king’s mistake! If he didn’t give me the soul-eating knife, I couldn’t continue the plot. I only reminded him of it…”
“We will punish the demon king after he finished his task, but you can’t reveal all the information about the city, especially when the reader’s perspective is on you. It is an absolute taboo, I repeat. Fortunately, the remedy is timely and does not cause too much consequence. Therefore, only the score is reduced. For this, 50 points will be deducted.”
233 I felt searing pain in his heart, but in the end, he still scored 70 points, which belongs to the passing category. His character arrangement in the next parallel world would still be better.
“Since your score is already evaluated, the corresponding sin points have been put into your account, and the next mission’s information will be released into your medal. You will set out in five days. Take good care and prepare yourself.” The sound gradually disappeared, the platform gradually dimmed, and then the whole world was revealed.
Appearing in front of 233 is a bustling modern city. A world of villains just like himself.
This is the transit hub for the parallel worlds, the City of Sin!
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