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The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 62

THIS NOVEL IS NOW DROPPED            

Translated by: SaltyTank

Edited by: crimsonwolf8439

Hello everyone, this will be the final chapter of TCD for me and crimson as we’re moving to a new site (GT) and will be starting a new project soon. I’m sorry but I and crimson had thought thoroughly about this already and have discussed with other members of the team as mentioned in the announcement 2 days ago. Anyone can pick this novel up as it is now officially dropped after clearing the queue of sponsored chapters. Thank you everyone for all the support, and I hope to see you guys in the future, SaltyTank out. 🙂

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The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 57

Translated by: SaltyTank

Edited by: crimsonwolf8439

Hello readers of “The Crimson Dragon”. Due to certain circumstances, we will have a very exciting piece of news to announce soon. However, that means that we will temporarily be stopping all regular schedules and just publishing the sponsored queue. This means there will be 6 chapters (ch 57-62) left till the piece of news. Thanks for reading and we will see you all very very soon!

Also, Umberlee = Anbo, just using the right name form D&D.

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The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 56

Translated by: SaltyTank

Edited by: crimsonwolf8439

Not much this time, just another plain ol’ chapter. Enjoy!

 

Chapter 56

 

 It was understandable for them to be so awestruck. If this had been the world of Azeroth, people would have been screaming ‘DEATHWING!’ while soiling their pants as soon as they saw the protruding jaw of the dragon covered in patterns which looked as strong as steel, along with the razor-sharp canines poking out, not to mention the four large horns on its head. Well, that was not the case here in this world. The crusaders could only mutter ‘So that’s The Crimson Disaster mentioned in the oracles and rumours……’

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The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 55

Translated by: SaltyTank

Edited by: crimsonwolf8439

Sorry for skipping the release on Saturday, crim is busy with life so only one chapter today 🙁 It would *probably* get better soon, but no promises.

You should probably read this before proceeding to the chapter ._.

Anyways, it seems that a lot of you guys are somewhat disappointed with the plot, and I wanna talk about it after reading like 20 something chapters ahead. The more I read the novel, the more it feels like a Slice of Life novel instead of adventure and stuff like that. All the random fights, random lair building and settling down in random places were most likely due to Claudius not being ‘powerful’ enough. I don’t want to spoil too much of the upcoming plot, but some of you might find it less interesting (or more for some) as the next 5 chapters or so are more narrative-oriented, describing what is happening in Claudius’ surroundings and stuff related to his Udaeus’ instead of focusing on Claudius’ actions (well, he’s hibernating so there’s that). In about 8 or 9 chapters, old characters from the previous Volume/Arc like his lil’ sister Britannia will be making their appearance once again. It will become more ‘plot-related’ at that point, so please try and endure the next few chapters :3

Hope you guys will enjoy the series and not drop it now, it makes me sad :o(…

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The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 54

 

Chapter 54

 The only notable creatures in the forests were the three-metre-long frigatebirds as monsters had yet to appear in the newly grown forest. Unlike the forests on the main continent, the crusaders did not have to look out for sneak attacks from lesser monsters such as gnomes, goblins and gnolls. They only had to search for suitable places for resting from time to time, but that did not mean it was an easy hike either; they travelled slowly as the terrain was extremely rough and the ash was giving them problems. They often found themselves stuck in knee-deep ash, and some unlucky ones even fell into large pits of ash which almost drowned them. The thick, entangling branches and vines also blocked their path, and the paladins had no choice but to use their magic weapons to cut those apart. They were rather frustrated for the fact that they were using valuable magic weapons to clear weed.

 But the most troublesome thing was the heavy rain. Rainstorms were all over the place, and the island was soaking from the downpour of rain most of the time. The humidity was extremely high, thus it felt extremely hot and suffocating even though it was only around 25 degrees Celsius. The Druids would probably explode in delight if they found the island with such dense vegetation, but the crusaders were so pissed that they were almost about to renounce their teachings and curse the gods. It was really hard for them to camp in the forest as it took half a day just to clear out an area for the tents. They then had to set up the tents and flatten the ground under the rain, and it almost took them an entire day before it was all set. They might as well stay behind if they had to go over something so troublesome every time they decided to rest for the night. Luckily, there was this thing called ‘magic’. The Lathander priests had a divine spell which allowed them construct a little hut with magic and they also had a magic tool which could deploy Leomund’s Tiny Hut once a day. It was an expensive crystal globe, but the effects were worth the price as it could deploy the hut for up to eight hours per day. With this, the problem of camping was resolved, albeit a bit pricey as the priests had to recharge the globe with two divine spells of equivalent level. The task was left for the priests whose abilities were not suited for forest exploration.

 Even so, their hiking speed was still very slow. As there were no animals in the forest, the crusaders had to rely on Create Food and Water after consuming all their food supplies. They were way behind schedule at this point and it might take them one more month just to get close to the volcano, not to mention the additional time needed to search for the Crimson Dragon. Perhaps a

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The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 53

 

Chapter 53

 Satisfied from his inspection tour, Claudius flew back to his volcanic crater. It was only then he noticed that island had enlarged quite a bit during his sleep. The height also increased a bit, but it seemed that the growth was nowhere near as quick as before, now that the volcano had stopped erupting.

 Much to his surprise, Hell Island was now a green island filled with vegetation. Over 70 percent of the island’s surface was covered in all sorts of tropical plants; it was a pity that there were not any animals though. Seabirds rested on the trees from time to time, but that was it. Funnily, a handful of them were frightened to death when Claudius released his dragon aura when he woke up. The birds lacked natural enemies such as snakes to stop them from reproducing excessively, thus there were a lot of birds in the region. If most of the adventurers managed to reach the island, rats might be introduced to the island as well.

 However, Claudius had yet to know about an important change in the island. When he was snoring away in his lair, an intense eruption which changed the underground terrain occurred. Tons of ash and magma were displaced from their original location, and the earthquake caused a large crack to appear beneath is volcanic island. The newly formed ravine was seemingly bottomless as it was impossible to determine the depth of the dark passage. The only source of light was the magma which gave off a faint dark red glow, but the bottom was still beyond anyone’s sights. From that day onwards, Hell Island was connected with the Underworld beneath the Floren continent. Only time could tell if some underworld creatures would travel through the new rift and appear on the island.

Although Claudius was only briefly awake, he still managed to discover the hiding Myceloids .

 “Haha! This is truly interesting. There are even sentient mushrooms in this world! Speaking of which, how did the mushrooms get here in the first place? Did my balls really get infected with jok itch?! Shit! Gotta get some medicinal lotion!”

 After careful inspection of his body, Claudius gave up as he did not notice any sort of symptoms which indicated that he had such sickness. He felt it was a bit retarded to make a gag when there were no audiences…… Anyways, he saw the glowing bar of ‘Flame Myceloids’ in his attribute screen, thus he decided to look at their information as there was plenty of time.

 It turned out that the Myceloids were decent farmers, especially in cultivating edible mushrooms. They were also competent workers as most of their skills were related to daily life. As for combat ability, their Strength and Constitution were rather average, but their defences were extremely high. The problem was that their attack power was pathetic, with low attacking range and speed, not to mention their ability in handling weapons — they could only

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