Card Apprentice Daily Log - Chapter 868 Piority Task ’S.O.B’
Date- 3 April 2321
Location- Sky Blossom City, Outskirts, Unknown
“What about the priority task ‘S.O.B’?” Having shown Cole what a generous boss she was, Sansa asked him about the priority task ‘S.O.B’.
“I have made contact with the target,” Cole replied but before he could continue further, Sansa interrupted him asking, “Is he dead?”
“Sorry, your highness. This slave’s strength is not enough to kill the target. And he is under the Southern Emperor’s constant observation,” Cole answered, and prayed in his heart that his answer does not dis-satisfy Sansa.
“Huh? What do you mean by your strength is not sufficient to kill the target? The target is a card soldier and you are a card overlord. With your realm, you can slaughter an army of card soldiers and now you want me to believe that you cannot handle a single card apprentice?” Sansa was indeed enraged to hear Cole’s answer but she paused giving Cole a chance to explain himself before she added more punishment under his codename.
“Your highness, this humble salve believes the target has a strong physique that could rival the physique of a peak card lord or an initial card overlord. And I have reason to believe that the target is not far from achieving ultimate comprehension and mastery in a certain blood rule meaning. If we add the broken ruins and other cards given to him by the royal family for his protection, I think his strength is enough to kill an initial stage card overlord.” Cole has seen the tournament video of the target and thought he could complete the task but meeting the target in person he realized that the target has grown strong enough to threaten his life.
“So you mean to say the information on the target’s strength was wrong?” Sansa asked Cole if this was his final explanation.
“No, your highness. This salve believes the information on the target’s strength was correct a few days ago but the information department failed to keep up with the progress of the target.” Cole answered
“So you are telling me that in the span of a few days the target gathered enough power to kill an initial stage card overlord with the realm of a card soldier,” Sansa asked Cole in disbelief
“Yes, your highness. The target has exceptional talent and with the support of the resources from the southern royal family the target is growing at an exceptional rate.” Cole concluded his explanation as to why he could not assassinate the target despite the huge realm difference in his favor.
“Sigh, that bitch continues to haunt me from the afterlife. MamaPimp, you better tell me you did not call me to report your failure,” Sansa’s voice turned shrill.
“No, your highness. I have other news. Which may create a perfect opportunity for your highness to assassinate the target.” Cole answered confidently as he felt that the information he had would not only get him back in Sansa’s good grace but also get him enough merit points to get the resources for him to directly break through to Card King realm.
“Before that, explain to me how the target was able to escape the Nether Witch’s high-rank curse?” As Anna warned her young love Sansa had indeed contacted the Nether Witch to kill the target using high-rank curses but the plan failed even before it could achieve fruition leaving the Matron dumbfounded.
“Your highness, this Salve has seen the target wearing the Heatsend family heirloom the dummy ring, which can negate high-rank curses, even SSS-rank curse is not an exception,” Cole remembers his uncle telling him stories about the dummy ring which every generation of matriarch gives to the patriarch of the southern royal family and once he saw the ring on the target’s finger he immediately recognized it as the Dummy ring, and couldn’t help but feel jealous. At that moment he wanted to kill the target not because of the mission but purely out of his jealousy.
“The fabled heirloom of the southern royal family, I have heard of it. There are many romantic stories attached to that ring. I would have never guessed that the Southern emperor was would value the target so much. This only increases my urgency to send that son of a bitch to meet his bitch mother in the afterlife. So you were saying something earlier,” Sansa was pissed that the son of her rival was fairing well despite all her attempts to kill him. Her hate for her best friend was so deeply rooted that she previously wanted to kill the target just to stick it to her dead friend but now it had grown into an obsession.
“Your highness, the target is leaving the nest and is traveling to a nearby city without the protection of the southern emperor,” Cole informed Sansa.
“How is that any different from the previous situation? As long as he doesn’t leave the southern region the paws of the organization will be cut by the southern royal family even before it can reach the target,” Sansa who had high hopes for Cole’s information suddenly felt disappointed and even wanted to kill him but decided to let him finish before she acts.
“Your highness, this time it is different, the target is heading to the sun blossom city to destroy the branch of the circle in the city to avenge his parents. And to avoid the political consequences the southern royal family has decided to stay out of this one. So while he is fighting the Circle in the sun blossom city, the southern royal family will not come to his rescue until things get desperate. We can use this small opening to assassinate the target before the Royal family has time to respond.” Cole narrated the plan he thought had a higher chance of success.
“Um, how accurate is this information, are you sure there is no protection detail attached to the target? There is no way the southern royal family will leave their goose that lays golden egg unattended to.”