Chapter 45: Noble House
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It was a sharp cracking sound, something that had echoed many times earlier in this room, but it was different this time around. A neck had just been snapped.


“In the name of great Sia, what are you doing?!”

Screams and horrified exclamations sounded in the air.

Everyone who was infuriated at Bron a moment ago was completely stunned. Prince Kane had a look of disbelief on his face. Carter hurriedly covered Alicia’s eyes. Nora had a rare frown on her face. Roel looked at the man who shared the same green eyes with Bron as he felt a chill running down his spine.

No one could have thought that Count Bryan had stepped forward, not to save his son, but to snap his neck with a single strike.

This man is vicious.

Roel’s complexion slowly turned awful.

Under normal circumstances, shouldn’t the old one stand forward after the young one failed? That would have given Carter and Kane the justification to condemn the Elric House and make them suffer a heavy price for their actions. Yet, this fellow wasn’t going by the script!

Roel looked at the golden-haired count before him, and the latter also happened to turn his head over at the moment, resulting in their gazes meeting one another mid-air. Roel immediately felt his body turning cold, as if he was being stared down by a venomous snake.

“Bryan, what are you doing?”

Sensing that Count Bryan was assessing Roel, Carter stepped forward right away to shelter his child behind him, as he narrowed his eyes in hostility. On the other hand, Bryan was silent for a moment before he answered calmly.

“Nothing much. I’m just taking a look at the young man who stopped Bron’s foolishness.”

Following that, he turned to face the surrounding crowd and spoke up loudly.

“I sincerely apologize on behalf of the Elric House for everything that has happened here. It’s my failure to discipline my children that led to this situation. I have punished Bron for his actions, and we’ll make sure to compensate Miss Alicia for the suffering she has been put through. I ask for your understanding.

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Translator Notes

Quest list has been updated after a day of pending heh ٩(˘◡˘)۶
Quest List:
【Challenge 5 (In Progress)
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This task is actually not easy and there's nothing much that can be done about it, but well, setting a goalpost here so that we can celebrate when we hit it (ง︡'-'︠)ง~

The tasks are a bit harder this time around, it's definitely not because we're running out of chapters because we need to aim for higher grounds hahaha.

To be honest, my mind is a bit dead to think of challenges, since they can't be too easy (or else Welmar and I will die) or too difficult (we'll get cursed), and they should be meaningful to the novel too. But anyway, the theme we are going with here is one active and one passive quest. The active quest is something that can be helped whereas the passive one is more like 'achievement unlocked' for the novel kinda feels.

Anyway, if anyone has any good suggestions for quests, you can head over to my Discord server to drop me a message, and we'll really consider it hahaha.

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Novel Notes

LTBE will be ending on 25th December. There'll be one update a day till then! Thank you for reading this book despite the irregular schedule!
I've started a new novel: Secular Immortal of the Nine Realms
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