Chapter 286: The true meaning of the seven sins (Part 1)
Heavenly Sun City.
Near Heavenly Sun City, that dry and hot feeling almost made Ye Tian Xie want to turn around and leave, but thinking of his goal, he could only endure it. After asking Zuo Po Jun and Murong Qiu Shui where they were, he went right to them.
This was a wasteland between the north of Heavenly Sun City and the Illusory Beast Clan Ruins. Because of the weather, the vegetation was growing vigorously in this area. With a single glance, he saw Zuo Po Jun and Murong Qiu Shui working together to attack a giant lizard.
Zuo Po Jun was blocking it while Murong Qiu Shui was shooting it from behind, with not a single arrow missing. Ever since Zuo Po Jun changed into the “Protection Soul” Job, not only did his defense increase, even his attack increased by quite a bit, increasing the efficiency of their combined attack.
Tropical Lizard: Level 20
A kind of lizard that likes hot environments. Is very agile and has a degree of heat resistance.
Innate Skills: None
In the past, when Zuo Po Jun was still an ordinary knight, he pulled monsters in one at a time and going all out he could handle two, but going over that was jumping into the flames. But right now, he was holding his shield as he fought with three different Tropical Lizards, continuously attacking…..Although his damage was below Murong Qiu Shui’s, it wasn’t that far off.
Murong Qiu Shui’s eyes slightly narrowed and his expression became a bit painful, as if he was not willing. But even shooting arrows in this condition, his attacks hit the lizards right between their eyes, even sometimes shooting instantly.
Not long passed and the three lizards were all taken by them. Ye Tian Xie then walked over and asked in a thoughtful voice, “Don’t you feel that…..leveling in a place like this is too grueling?”
Refining one’s will? Who would believe that.
“Ai, there’s no other way.” Murong Qiu Shui put down the bow with a face hiding bitterness, “Me and old third had walked through half of Heavenly Sun City. When we couldn’t help want to leave, we suddenly received this damn quest and this damn quest’s reward is actually three stat points…..Old third and I could not resist this enticement……For those damn three stat points, we need to eliminate nine hundred ninety nine of these damn big lizards…..”
“There’s also nine hundred ninety nine mantises and nine hundred ninety nine of those little flame birds……Eh, Heavenly Sun City’s quest all require high levels and only this can be done at level twenty. The quest is a little troublesome, but it’s still fine.” Zuo Po Jun then said.”
“Nine hundred ninety nine lizards, nine hundred ninety nine mantises…..” Ye Tian XIe was speechless, “Let me help you then. It’s been awhile since I’ve leveled.”
During the time he rushed to Heavenly Stellar City to Heavenly Sun City and adding in the days he was unconscious, the people below him on the level ranking was getting closer. He should indeed find a suitable place to begin leveling.
“Hei! With second brother’s help, we’ll be able to complete this quest in less than half the time.” Zuo Po Jun excitedly said.
“Wrong, it’s one fifth. I can finally leave this damn place.”
Zuo Po Jun: “…….”
Ye Tian Xie joined Zuo Po Jun and Murong Qiu Shui’s party. After summoning out the Moment of Destiny, he swept his hand across two lizards that just spawned.
Without any hesitation, it was an instant kill.
Zuo Po Jun stared at it with a face filled with shock, “Second brother, in just a few days……Your level has not increased, so how has your attack power increased this much?”
“Un, my weapon has grown.” Ye Tian Xie thoughtlessly replied, before charging at another Tropical Lizard. As long as Ye Tian Xie saw it, they would die one after the other. Those considerably large lizards could not struggle at all in front of him. Seeing the large amount of lizards dying in an instant, Zuo Po Jun and Murong Qiu Shui could only watch and do nothing at all.
After twenty minutes……
“Ding……You have successfully defeated 999 Tropical Lizards.”
“I said it before, it only required less than one fifth of the time,” Murong Qiu Shui curled his lips and shook his finger. They had prepared to spend two hours here, but with Ye Tian Xie’s help, that two hours had turned into twenty minutes.
“Alright, now let’s go kill the mantises you need to kill.” Ye Tian Xie walked back and calmly said.
“The mantises are over there.”
The three of them changed their position and went to the territory of the giant mantises. On the road, Ye Tian Xie’s eyes continued to look all around, hoping to see the appearance of the Red Sheep.
“Beloved second brother, do you have a concern that you wish to share with us?” Murong Qiu Shui saw that Ye Tian Xie was somewhat absent-minded, so he asked him in a casual voice.
Ye Tian Xie did not immediately replied and considered it a bit before asking, “Po Jun, Qiu Shui, have you heard of the ‘seven sins’ before?”
“Seven sins?” Zuo Po Jun was visibly stunned by this question.
“Arrogance, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust……The seven original sins. All the sins of humans are derived from one of these origin sins.” Following behind Zuo Po Jun, Murong Qiu Shui accurately described the seven origin sins.
“Second brother, why are you asking about these?” Zuo Po Jun asked.
“I was thinking…..If there was a person that had to go through each of the seven sins once, that person……”
“Would turn into a demon!” Zuo Po Jun added.
“Demon?” Ye Tian Xie stopped and looked at Zuo Po Jun.
“Eh……” Seeing Ye Tian Xie’s reaction, Zuo Po Jun patted his head in a somewhat awkward manner, “Second brother, I was just casually saying this. If the seven sins are the origin of sins as old fourth described them, then if a person were to undergo all of them, then that person would become a demon with no human nature.”
“Ai…..It really seems like human intelligence and size are inversely proportional.” Murong Qiu Shui looked over Zuo Po Jun and said in a voice filled with disdain.
“Damn transvestite! What do you mean!” Zuo Po Jun was filled with anger.
“The seven sins……They aren’t really human sins, but rather the seven forbidden nature of humans. They are hidden deep within human nature and human nature is intertwined with the seven sins, so how could you describe it as not having human nature.” Murong Qiu Shui shook his head.
“Old fourth, I don’t understand what this means. Does that mean that everyone has the seven sins deep down?”
“Is that not the case?”
“Alright.” Murong Qiu Shui helplessly looked at him and then slowly said, “Arrogance, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust…..Beloved third brother, have you never been arrogant before? As far as I know, you should clearly know how arrogant you act in front of those capital city young masters……If I were to say that you were guilty of the sin of arrogance, would you deny that?”
“Eh…..” Zuo Po Jun could not refute this. Towards people that could make him submit, he would lower his head. However, to those that worked hard to flatter him or were inferior to him, he would always be filled with arrogance……The Zuo Family young master’s wild temper was already a well known fact, but……He was the Zuo Family’s young master, so he had the qualification to act this way.
“Then, beloved third brother, tell me, since you were born, have you never been jealous of another person? This is a very simple question, so answer me this……You musn’t tell me that you haven’t before. If you truly insist that you haven’t before…..Hee, hee, then from this day forth, third brother will become the most sacred angel in my heart!”
Zuo Po Jun’s face was covered in dark lines as he said in a depressed voice, “Jealousy……of course I have.”
“Very good. Then beloved third brother, you are guilty a second sin of the seven sins – envy.”
Zuo Po Jun: “……”
“The third sin of the seven sins – wrath. Alright, I don’t need to ask about this one at all. In the beautiful capital city, just casually throwing out a stone will alone me to find a person that has suffered from your wrath before……I can still clearly remember your terrifying red eyes as you used your copper bell sized fists to abuse others…..Oh! It really is too sinful. This is the third sin you’re guilty of – wrath.”
“……” Zuo Po Jun could say nothing against it. Although he was always obedient in front of Ye Tian Xie, in the capital city, his rage was well known, with many people being beaten by him. So many rich family’s children always trembled when seeing him, acting extremely careful around him.
“Sloth……Beloved third brother, if I didn’t remember it wrong, this morning…..Ah, no, today at 10:47:38, you finally got out of bed……Oh! If this is not considered sloth, then there would be no one that can be described as slothful in this world……Then looking at your body filled with meat that even your mother does not dare hit…..Who dares say that you are not filled with sloth.”
“……” Zuo Po Jun angrily gritted his teeth. He suppressed the impulse to slam Murong Qiu Shui into the ground with a single fist.
“Greed…..Ai……” Murong Qiu Shui suddenly gave a long sigh and revealed a face filled with deep sadness, “I still remember that year…..When I was four years old, there was that very fat five year old fatty. On that day, it was the first snow of the year 2185, which came later compared to the previous year…..”
“Stop, stop, stop! You’re not allowed to mention that…..I’ll admit I’m greedy, alright!” Murong Qiu Shui had just begun and Zuo Po Jun jumped to cover his mouth like his butt had been poked with a needle. Then he looked over at Ye Tian Xie and revealed an innocent, silly smile.
Ye Tian Xie: “…….”
“Bingo! Since my beloved third brother admits it, I won’t talk about how you stole thirty seven chocolates from me and how you stole a dress from eldest sister……Then you walked through the street with the dress on and showed off the chocolate.” Murong Qiu Shui gave a nod filled with understanding.
Zuo Po Jun’s face turned red, as red as a certain animal’s buttocks.
“Gluttony……Third brother, can you tell me how your great stomach came to be? Oh…..Second brother, you must not know. He eats four times as much as me! Even here, the mantous in his bag are thirty times what I have…..Moreover, last time he left your house, not only did third brother eat all the fruits in the plate, he even secretly stole ten more…..” Murong Qiu Shui said with an exaggerated expression on his face.
Ye Tian Xie: “……”
“Ke…..Ke, about that second brother. Those crystal fruit were very delicious, so I….I…..” Zuo Po Jun awkwardly laughed like a fool, wishing that he could rip out Murong Qiu Shui’s mouth.