The Crimson Dragon – Chapter 30







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Edited by: crimsonwolf8439

Back with another 2 chapters today!

I wonder what will happen to the treant…… huehue

 

Chapter 30

 

  Gudebar had no intention of negotiating with a Crimson Dragon, nor did he have the leisure to do so. He immediately pulled out his legs from the soil while slamming his thick arm onto the detestable dragon. As long as he could connect the attack, Gudebar would be able root his enemy to the ground; what followed afterwards was self explanatory. The Crimson Dragon would be beaten to death by his thick arms while being unable to counter attack.

 

  But his initial strike missed. The Crimson Dragon which walked on two legs dodged his attack with motions as swift as the wind. From Gudebar’s point of view, the dragon was almost like a ghost, avoiding every one of his all-out attacks with ease.

 

  “Oops, examining and interpreting the creatures with Earthly knowledge was a bad idea. Clearly there weren’t plants with consciousness and would attack people like that back on Earth!” Claudius mumbled in Chinese while dodging the incoming attacks.

 

  The old yet strong treant’s attacks were powerful, but they lacked speed. It didn’t matter how powerful they were if Claudius could not be hit. While the treant struggled to land a single hit, Claudius was enjoying the situation. It was amusing to see a plant which had emotions, could move and even strike people randomly…….

 

  After dancing around for a while, Claudius took action. He did not burn the treant straight away, as he was interested in the structure of it — to be precise, Claudius wanted to see if it had wooden organs or something along those lines. Due to this weird reason, he could only use his claws and tail to take down the treant.

 

  ‘Never get hit’ was his motto as a veteran player of Heroes of Might and Magic. Despite knowing that this was not the world of that game, Claudius figured that the special skill of treants should more or less be the same. The idea of getting entangled by vines after getting hit once was a terrifying one; it would only end in one-sided trampling if that happened.

 

  Treants did not seem to have blood, thus blood vessels or the likes were also absent. As the bark probably had a bad taste to it, Claudius was at a lost as to how to knock down Gudebar.

 

“Might as well end it with my claws and tail then,” Claudius thought.

 

  A single strike with his tail contained comparable power to an attack from a battering ram. Adjusting his posture, Claudius turned his body and swung his tail. The low-pitched sound of the hit resounded throughout the valley. A cracking sound soon followed, and it obviously originated from Gudebar. A deep indent could be seen on the treant’s torso, and shallow cracks were running across his entire body. Losing his balance, Gudebar tilted to his side.

 

The second strike landed as Gudebar tried to regain his posture. This time, the attack came from the sky; Claudius leapt up high and sent a mid-air rotational strike with his tail while the treant was busy standing up. It was a critical hit — the sharp thorns on Claudius’ tailed brutally slammed into the treant’s pelvis (the connecting point of the two supporting roots). The shallow cracks turned into deep fissures, extending up to Gudebar’s chest like lightning. The treant was in a severe condition; resin was leaking out through the fissures as if a tree being chopped by an axe. He was currently in a dilemma — trying to attack would most likely break his body apart, yet awaiting death obediently was not his style.

 

  Guderbar was not given the time to think; Claudius was not a sympathetic dragon. Swinging his arm, the three razor-sharp claws mercilessly punctured the trunk of the treant. Claudius’ claws were by no means inferior to a steel axe or machete; in fact, their sharpness and durability were above steel products. Embedding his ‘thumb’ deeper into the trunk, Claudius began twisting the treant in a manner similar to wringing dry a soaked towel. Along with a heart-strickening sound, poor old Gudebar’s arms were being fractured bit by bit. Claudius was a robust dragon, not to mention his muscular hind legs. Utilizing power from the pair of muscular legs, Claudius continuously dealt damage to the treant with his two front claws. Branches and bits of bark scattered everywhere along with the shrieks of pain from Gudebar. The life of the treant was fading away.

 

  As Claudius had never met a treant before, he did not know their weak spots. Unlike experienced treant slayers who would have excavated the trunk to remove the treant’s heart, Claudius was more like torturing Gudebar by dismembering him. Apart from breaking all the branches, he even chopped Gudebar into two large chunks of log; it was a miserable way to die.

 

  “What a weird creature.”

 

  That was Claudius’ reaction after ending the treant’s life. Dissecting the corpse, it was mostly identical to an ordinary tree. There were no organs or whatnot apart from a single heart-shaped structure which could be easily excavated from the trunk. For the first time, Claudius learnt about the exotic creatures of this world.

 

  He then proceeded to chop the corpse into smaller pieces for further examination. Even so, Claudius could not find a brain within the whole treant. He initially searched the part of the treant which looked like its head, but there was nothing even after breaking the entire corpse apart. ‘Trying to apply biological knowledge from Earth onto the creatures of Floren is something only a drunktard would try……’ was Claudius’ thought right now.

 

  The mindset of applying knowledge from Earth into this new world was something involuntary though. Despite having lived in this new world for over 50 years, the influence of studying for over 10 years on Earth was still way stronger than that of sleeping and hunting for several decades.

  

  For the natives of Floren, they would be able to salvage a lot more spoils of war after defeating a treant. Wooden organs such as eyeballs, the heart, skin (bark) and resin-filled branches could all be obtained. These were all expensive and useful materials with a wide range of uses, such as being the component for rituals, spells, armour as well as potions and alchemy purposes. Due to his lack of knowledge, all Claudius gained from the battle was the heart of the treant, which was also the most expensive and rare drop. The heart of treants would initially look like a wooden sculpture, but soon it would turn into a texture similar to an amber stone.

  “Is this thing even useful at all?” The ignorant dragon thought as he sensed magic elements gathering on the heart.

  Claudius did find a good use for the other body parts though — he began roasting bulls and boars with the remains of Gudebar. He found that meat roasted using treant wood gave off a special flavour which was more delicious than using normal logs. It was almost as ‘tasty’ as the favourite type of women Crimson Dragons loved to ‘eat’ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).

  “It might be a good idea to plant some treants and use them for firewood.” Claudius muttered while thinking that dragons and humans have similar sense of taste.

   While Claudius was barbecuing in the valley, a pair of jade eyes was glaring at the Crimson Dragon in fury under the surface of the nearby sea.




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Eshan Tikone

That was a wrong thing to do…
I mean really how could you.
And don’t reply anyone justifying his act of killing cause he’s a dragon or whatnot cause he’s the mc.

SomeGuy

It was self-defense in all fairness. Not to mention the treant didn’t even try or desire to negotiate at all. Thus it could only end this way.

Eshan Tikone

I knew someone would reply…
After a few days I can understand your logic but still our mc didn’t try to talk with the treant either if you see a monster tree attacking you you can just say let’s not fight and if he did…..

Basically mc should have waited before killing …well since he is a 🐉 dragon……..u know what let it slide
I’m tired, I CAN’T FORCE MY WAY OF THINKING ON YOU AFTER ALL.

Zorgh

When the human attack him,he didn’t bother to negotiate either. So why bother now?

Considering everything that he had experienced so far and how his personality as a dragon has been molded, I think it would be out of character if it turned out any other way.

Eshan Tikone

Maybe you are right maybe you are wrong…but I am seriously tired.
So anyways …ignore this topic happened and keep on reading ahead is a good suggestion….
SO JUST DON’T REPLY! (Ofc that means from now on and not about how I said don’t reply before)

Prof. Faust

That’s not how self-defense works. When a person attacks you, you’re justified in attacking them back without regard for their safety until they stop.

Fuxy

Well it’s not like the treant even considered communication at all.

I’m certain if he did they might have been friends but he defaulted to violence.

First impressions can get you killed sometimes if you are not careful.

Prof. Faust

Your moral sense is extremely warped.

Canberk

The author made us love the treant, made the treant a good hearted being. Then let the main character torture to this being.
What a idiocy. I’m disappointed.

Eshan Tikone

Indeed it is..oh well

SaltyTank

The Treant did attack Claudius out of nowhere though :3
#RIPGroot

Prof. Faust

It’s hardly a good being when it attacks other sentient beings on first sight.

Danis

Thank for the chapter 😀

Blaxus

I get that the readers feel that the author made a huge mistake with the events that unfolded in this chapter and I was thinking then same in the beginning. But think about the fact that the mc is currently in what is essentially, going by his earthly knowledge, an rpg world. He approaches a ‘monster’ out of curiousity, whose degree of sentience is unknown to him, that attacks him on the instant of awakening. At this point he is going to deal with it the same as he has any other non-humanoid or dragonoid creatures he’s encountered thus far especially seeing as it bears ill will towards him.

Blaxus

The only reason we as the readers analyse the situation in the way that we do is because we were given a quick character bio that wasn’t available to the mc and were wrongly expecting the treant to become a companion.

Siegberg

Yeah i think more likly many are disapointed that this is going in way of a emotionless mass murder a*****e way like many chinese heros are at least he didnt say one of the sentences like he attacks me he most be tired of life.

Chronos5884

Thanks for the chapter!

This dragon… I dunno he’s starting to just annoy meeee!

John Hallow

Probably gonna drop this. Too much BS from the author / retardedness from the MC… the author keeps contradicting the magic system of his world, then he keeps throwing in jarring asides (“Oh, by the way, xyz, but he didn’t know that…”), then the MC completely forgets about saving his enslaved sister and ditches her after all that hassle (like wtf?), and now the author’s making things worse by purposely trolling the reader too…

Anonymous

Eh I know it’s old but I just want to say that first of all his sister betrayed him and second of all he was clearly defending himself. The author also clearly said that he highly disliked crimson dragons so he wouldn’t have let him talk. And where did the author contradict the magic system?

Oviie Mbem

The author kill Groot kin, that is just wrong. Since treants attack was slow and never injure him, he should just try to talk to the treants rather than being heartless killing machine.

GonZ

Meatbun Delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

So he decidedly forgets about his sister enslavemen and goes of to disect a treant..

Kevin

bruh dont give me a backstory if ya wanna kill the bloke right after

Anonymous

His sister betrayed him.
The treant would never listen to him due to his hate for crimson dragons. Ya bafoons

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