Su Xiao had been curious about just how a ‘Shadow of the Law’ was supposed to fight against sorcerers.
Now, it seemed that using the immunity granted by ‘devil physique’ would be an effective way for him to fight against sorcerers.
In Su Xiao’s understanding, the hardest part of fighting against sorcerers was to close in on them.
The sorcerers were generally mid- to long-range fighters, while he was good at close ranged fights. The ‘devil physique’ would give him a way to get close to them.
Once he managed to approached a sorcerer, the battle would be pretty much over.
Su Xiao noticed, back in the trading market in the Reincarnation Paradise, that most of the sorcerers had thin arms and legs. After entering the close ranged fight, the sorcerer would surely die!
‘Devil physique’ had two parts.
The first was not that good, he could not learn any magical skills, while the second reduced incoming magical damage by 40% and made him immune to several magical finisher skills.
The inability to learn magical skills did not mean that he could not learn any skills at all. There were many skills not magical in nature available in the Reincarnation Paradise.
Most passive skills were not magical either.
And from the ‘unable to learn any magical skills’, Su Xiao could guess that it actually meant ‘not able to learn any skills of sorcerers’.
He was after all a ‘Shadow of the Law’. It would be weird if he were to use skills like fireballs in battle.
When he had inherited ‘the Shadow of the Law’, it was blatantly obvious from the attitude of the six statues that they hated the sorcerers. That was why a ‘Shadow of the Law’ could never learn the skills of sorcerers.
But everything was relative, while he could not learn magical skills, he could get a high magical resistance.
The next day.
Su Xiao got up very early and changed his clothes.
“Byakuya-san, why did you get up this early? Go back and lie down, your injuries are very serious.”
A nurse wearing a white coat quickly blocked Su Xiao.
“Don’t worry, I have recovered.”
The nurse was serious.
The nurse was very responsible. Su Xiao, as a Rank 1 Investigator, would of course have specialized personnel taking care of him.
Su Xiao clamped his hand down on the nurse’s soft shoulder and moved her aside, before he just walked past her.
When the nurse just wanted to argue, she was dragged aside by a colleague next to her.
“Anzu, just forget it, the Investigators have their own missions. We only need to help them treat their injuries. This is today’s health report of Byakuya-san, it has reached the standard to allow a discharge.”
Anzu obviously did not believe her and had carefully checked the report.
“How is it possible, what kind of insane recovery is this?”
Su Xiao walked out of the hospital door and immediately took out his phone to call Shinohara Yukinori.
“Shinohara-san, I was discharged from the hospital just now. The plan to clear the 14th district can continue.”
Receiving Su Xiao’s phone call surprised Shinohara Yukinori.
“Is your body ok?”
“There’s no problem.”
“Well, come back to the branch first. You can take some people with you, but the injuries of Juuzo didn’t recover yet. He is unable to participate in the 14th districts cleaning for now.”
Su Xiao took a taxi and headed to the branch.
Twenty minutes later, in Shinohara Yukinori’s office.
“The mobilization is complete. I don’t care where you got the information about the ghouls’ gathering place. I only care about the result, to turn the 14th district as safe as the 20th district.”
The scope of the 14th district was not small. If the 14th district was completely cleaned of ghouls, it would allow a large number of people to live in safety.
Su Xiao answered, but as he was leaving the office, Shinohara Yukinori stopped him again.
“Byakuya, have you heard about this? Recently, the headquarters wants to make a big move in the 11th district.”
Su Xiao’s footsteps stopped.
The big action in the 11th district Shinohara Yukinori was talking about, may be the scene in which Kaneki Ken was captured and CCG fought against Aogiri Tree.
“The 11th district is getting more and more chaotic recently. An organization called ‘Aogiri Tree’ has actually openly attacked the local ghoul Investigators. I will go over to the 20th district in four days. I don’t know who will be transferred to the 14th district to control the overall situation here, so the plan to clear the 14th district will need to be executed as soon as possible.
I support you, but doesn’t mean that others will do so too. I can understand your hatred of ghouls. I have hunted ghouls together with your father before.”
Shinohara Yukinori clearly misunderstood something, since Su Xiao’s identity was forged by the Reincarnation Paradise.
However, this misunderstanding was beneficial to Su Xiao, so he did not correct him.
“Four days? I’ll do my best.”
After that, Su Xiao left the office.
There was not much time. If Shinohara Yukinori was transferred, something may happen.
No one could guarantee that the next boss would support his plan.
The people who participated in the clearing of the 14th district were already waiting in the lobby, with Mado Akira standing at the forefront.
Mado Akira looked a bit different today. Her eyes were dull, and her usually neat hair was only casually tied back today.
“Byakuya-san, the staff is assembled and ready to go.”
Mado Akira’s eyes were red, it was easy to tell that she was not fully concentrated.
Su Xiao did not ask Mado Akira about her abnormality. He held no special sympathy for girls. If this were during normal time, he may ask about it, but right now the main task was more important.
According to the map from Itori, a large number of ghouls were often gathering in a dilapidated building in the suburbs. There should be 200 to 300 ghouls there.
This was a loose gathering, there were several leaders.
He didn’t choose to enter the building alone this time, there were too many ghouls for that, so he used his available resources and used the power of CCG.
When Su Xiao sat in the co-driver’s seat, thinking about countermeasures, something wet touched his hand.
Looking at the side, Mado Akira, who was driving the car, had surprisingly burst into tears.
She noticed Su Xiao’s gaze, and suddenly shook her head aside and wiped her eyes.
“In your current state, your survival rate in this mission does not exceed 20%.”
Mado Akira couldn’t persist anymore and cried out.
“Byakuya-san, is death the fate of all ghouls Investigators?”
Mado Akira talked while crying, she could not stop her tears from falling.
“It’s only fair that when Investigators kill ghouls, ghouls would also kill them.”
Su Xiao roughly guessed why Mado Akira acted like this.
In the original book, Mado Kureo, Mado Akira’s father, died at the beginning of the plot.
It seemed that Mado Kureo had died last night.
The death of Mado Kureo, which represented the beginning of the plot, meant that Kaneki Ken became a ghoul.
The current timeline should be about when Kaneki Ken just entered the coffee shop, Anteiku, before he was captured by the Aogiri Tree.
However, Gecko was killed by Su Xiao, so Kaneki Ken may be caught, but whether he would be tortured or not was unknown.
There were the contractors on the ghouls’ side though, so as for Kaneki Ken’s power burst, there was a high chance that it would still happen.
With the crying Mado Akira, CCG’s team arrived at the edge of the 14th district, which was near the ghouls’ gathering place.
[E/N: As to the Power Up after Ken was tortured, I understood it like this after an admittedly short search: Dr. Kanou mentions in Tokyo Ghoul Re that after torture, ghouls, or at least half-ghouls can have their RC cell pathways become more spread out and concentrated, thus becoming stronger.]