Loud noises rang from the rooftop.
Su Xiao barely managed to stand up by supporting his body using Dragon Flash. He almost couldn’t hold on at this point.
There was an iron water tank in the distance, with a large crack and several bloodstains on it. Kaneki Ken was lying under that water tank.
At this time, Kaneki Ken was tattered, with cuts all over his body, while his legs were twisted.
Only taking hits without blocking or dodging led Kaneki Ken to lose his strength first, and finally, Su Xiao won.
Su Xiao slowly walked to Kaneki Ken, preparing to kill the protagonist of this world.
But after only two steps, he felt that his pants were being pulled back, and he looked down. It was Touka that caught his pants.
“I will not let you kill him.”
Touka was lying on the ground. She was wearing a half-face mask, which was previously worn by Kaneki Ken, staring at Su Xiao with hatred.
“I thought killing you would just be a waste of my time, but you might actually have a lot of value.”
Su Xiao suddenly stared at Touka, who could be regarded as one of the two female leads, with intensity. As for the other female lead, that was Rize.
Not caring about Touka’s desperate eyes, Su Xiao raised the sharp blade in his hand.
But in the next moment, Su Xiao suddenly jumped to the side, rolled and then squatted on the ground.
“Ding, ding, ding….”
More than a dozen sharp, red crystal-like objects were thrown at his previous position.
If Su Xiao did not dodge in time, he would’ve been skewered.
A man with a black rabbit mask appeared not far away, it was the Kirishima Ayato.
At this time, Kirishima Ayato’s eyes were full of anger, but Su Xiao noticed the hidden fear.
Kirishima Ayato rushed in front of Kirishima Touka, and quietly picked her up.
Kirishima Touka grabbed Kirishima Ayato’s clothes, her little white hands were trembling.
“Let’s fight for our new and old hatred. Last time you almost killed me, but your current state seems pretty bad.”
Kirishima Ayato talked while gnashing his teeth. Since both him and his sister were almost killed by Su Xiao, he hated Su Xiao to the extreme.
Well, it was mainly because his sister was almost killed. The reason why Ayato joined the Aogiri Tree in the first place, was just to gain the ability to protect her.
Su Xiao stood up and looked at Ayato with a smile.
“You can try me.”
Ayato’s appearance prevented Su Xiao from killing Touka.
However, Ayato’s thoughts of killing Su Xiao were also naive. Although he was in a bad state, he still could kill his opponent.
The “Ghost Roar” ring, that he had acquired from the treasure chest of gecko, came with a skill.
Roar (active): After activating this effect, for 20 seconds all pain will be suppressed. During this period, each time the user receives an attack, his attack speed will increase by 5%, up to a maximum of 50%. (The bonus will disappear after the skill period ends.)
As long as he were to activate this skill, Su Xiao would be able to ignore his injuries and fight all out for 20 seconds.
When Su Xiao was in his best state, he was able to almost kill Kirishima Ayato in just seconds.
Although losing a lot amount of blood caused Su Xiao to be a bit weakened, and he may not be able to kill Kirishima Ayato, it was no problem to take some limbs off of him.
Su Xiao’s calm state caused Kirishima Ayato to hesitate.
But Kirishima Ayato could not bring himself to flee, so he began to shoot large Ukaku, which looked like red crystals.
Su Xiao slashed out incessantly, the large pieces of Ukaku were all averted into the sky.
Su Xiao put his finger on the Bluetooth headset and, without any emotion, said this sentence:
“Marude, this is Byakuya. I need support on the roof.”
It was a very simple sentence, but it caused Ayato’s face to change.
Ayato looked at Su Xiao with unwilling eyes, he could only choose to retreat for now.
Kaneki Ken was far away from Kirishima Ayato, and Su Xiao stood between them, so Kirishima Ayato chose to abandon Kaneki Ken and fled with his sister.
“Support will be there in one minute, Byakuya. Hold on.”
Su Xiao suddenly asking for help scared Marude Itsuki.
“The enemy fled.”
In this dangerous situation, Su Xiao would not insist on pursuing them. He did not call someone earlier, because he did not need them at all.
And he was afraid that if some other Investigator killed Kaneki Ken, there wouldn’t be a treasure chest dropping.
This was not a guess, but a painful lesson.
In the underground of the 24th district, because of Yuna and Arima Kisho, Su Xiao did not see any treasure chests.
This made him think of a possibility, that is, if plot characters were to help him in a fight, it would affect the rate of treasure chests dropping.
It was not that there won’t be any treasure Chests at all, but the rate of them dropping was too low. With Su Xiao’s lack of luck, the drop rate was even lower.
Su Xiao just had the opportunity to kill0 Touka and Ayato. He could have killed those two if he were to activate the skill ‘Roar’.
But the cadres of Aogiri Tree were nearby. And Once the skill effect ended, he would become like a fish on a cutting board and be killed easily.
Taking the risk of losing his life for their treasure chests was not worth it.
Su Xiao held his lower abdomen with one hand and slowly0 walked towards Kaneki Ken.
“I won’t die here.”
Kaneki Ken supported his body with all the strength he could muster, but he was greeted with a bright sword light.
Blood sprayed, and a head with a shocked expression flew up.
Kaneki Ken died, and there were a lot of notifications from the Reincarnation Paradise.
[You killed the plot protagonist: Kaneki Ken (20% growth).]
[Kaneki Ken is the protagonist of the plot (1/3), you gained 10% of the world’s source. Total world’s source: 24.3%.]
[You get a treasure chest (blue).]
[You have activated the achievement mission: Anti-Hero.]
[Achievement mission: Anti-hero.] (10% completed)
Difficulty level: Lv.4—Lv.?
Mission Description: You are the protagonist of the plot? I will reap your soul with my sword, even if you are the favoured son of this derivative world. This Anti-Hero will sever your fate.
Mission Information: Each time you kill a plot protagonist, mission completion will rise. (Depending on the comprehensive sum of the protagonist’s luck, strength, background, etc.)
Mission period: None.
Mission Reward: Calculated according to the final completion level (minimum reward: blue quality equipment or items. Highest reward: ???).
After killing Kaneki Ken, Su Xiao discovered that Kaneki Ken was not the protagonist like Luffy’s ‘the son of the world’ the Reincarnation Paradise had mentioned in the first world he had been to.
To be exact, Kaneki Ken was only the nominal protagonist of the plot.
Kaneki Ken could not be killed before turning into a ghoul.
But after that, Kaneki Ken’s life became less important.
Kaneki Ken was also a poor person. He was a protagonist, but no one cared whether he was alive or not at the beginning of the plot. Looking at other types of protagonists, like Naruto or Luffy, the difference between real ‘favoured children’ of the derivative worlds and Kaneki became obvious.
Su Xiao looked at Kaneki Ken’s body. There was no hatred between the two, they just were on opposing sides. The protagonist of the world was not an important target either. But with Kaneki Ken’s emotional situation, if he did not kill him, he would bring endless trouble.
Su Xiao did kill Nishiki, and he still had to stay in the world of Tokyo Ghoul for a while. Su Xiao would not give Kaneki Ken any opportunity to grow and get his revenge on him. Only dumb people did that.
He would kill all of his enemies, lest they turn out like weeds and grow back from their roots. If it had not been too risky, he would’ve killed Touka too.
As Su Xiao was preparing to leave the rooftop, another notification from the Reincarnation Paradise appeared.
[It has been detected that Kaneki Ken has died. The power of destiny has been redistributed.]
[The power of destiny has been reassigned. Current plot protagonists: Touka(1/2), Rize(1/2).]
This was a group announcement, the other contractors also received it.
Cold Fish and the other people who had retreated grimaced, but they quickly recovered.
In the Reincarnation Paradise, it was not uncommon for the protagonists to die. The protagonists usually had good luck, but they often dropped treasure chests which usually contained items that exceeded the level of the protagonist by two to three levels.
In a dark house, crying and slapping sounds echoed. A naked man with a black mask was squatting on a female high school student on a sofa, surrounded by several bodies, looking like the female high school student’s family.
The masked male’s body suddenly stopped.
“Kaneki Ken died? Damn, I targeted him for a pretty long time, I just wanted to kill him after he grows a bit more. Who was it, who was it!?”
The masked male hysterical roared, his cold eyes showed his killing intent.
The masked man suddenly looked at the female high school student with dark eyes under him. Her family was killed and her body and mind were sullied, she had fallen into despair and turned unresponsive.
After discovering that the female high school student had become unresponsive, the man with the mask stroked the slender neck of the girl with his withered hands.
“So smooth…” [E/N: Could also have been an SFX like “Crack”, indicating he broke her neck. Not sure which was intended.]
The contractors were too unscrupulous in the derivative worlds.
On the rooftop of the Aogiri Tree’s stronghold in the 11th district, Su Xiao frowned after receiving a notification. Sure enough, Kaneki Ken was not the protagonist in the true meaning. After his death, someone immediately replaced him.
“The first team has finished up and has killed all ghouls from the designated area.”
“The second team finished up…”
There were reports coming from the earphone, the sentences on the public channel only stated the summarized situation, that the fighting ended with their victory.
The tone of Marude Itsuki was gentle, but Su Xiao could hear the excitement he was suppressing.
In the confrontation with the ghouls, the chance of CCG winning was not that high. After all, compared with ghouls, human bodies were much worse.
After Marude Itsuki announced the victory, Su Xiao received the task-completion prompt.
[Faction mission: Cover the battle. (completed).]
Difficulty level: Lv.4.
Mission Description: Assist the ‘Special Countermeasures Unit’ against the Aogiri Tree and ensure their victory.
Mission Information: The CCG camp mission will not be calculated in the mission completion evaluation.
Mission period: Until the end of the operation in 11th district.
Mission reward: 10,000 fact contribution points.
Failure penalty: none.
Complete the mission: Yes/No. After completion you will receive 10,000 faction contribution points.
Su Xiao chose to complete it, and his CCG contribution points became: [First Class Investigator, contribution points 17723/10000. Promote to the next rank: Yes/No.]
He, of course, chose to get the promotion. He wanted to exchange the bottle of blue-quality medicine, which needed him to be at least at the rank of Associate Special Class Investigator.
According to past experience, he would soon be promoted to an Associate Special Class Investigator, but Su Xiao also discovered one thing.
Although he was promoted quickly, he had no real power inside the CCG.
This was also normal though. The time since he joined the CCG was just too short. The rapid promotions were only possible due to the influence of the Reincarnation Paradise.
Su Xiao didn’t care whether he had any real power. He just wanted to go back to the temporary branch of the 24th district, to redeem the bottle of blue-quality [human genetic enhancement fluid].
With his strength increased by 2 points and his vitality increased by 4 points, Su Xiao’s combat power would be improved by quite a bit. If he ever fought the manager again after that, the fight wouldn’t end the same way.