Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 679: A hunt in the middle of the night (2)


Violan put down her teacup as she spoke.

Oooooo– oooooo–

The area was still shaking slightly from the vibrations of the magic circle, but Violan seemed calm.

“Between 7pm to 9pm last night… Nobody saw Vice Captain Hilsman for two hours.”

Hilsman looked extremely anxious, as if he didn’t know what to do.

“What is going on right now?! I was just having a late dinner, madam! I was at my place! You know that I live alone, madam!”

She quietly observed the anxious looking Vice Captain Hilsman.

Violan started to smile.

“I really must seem like a fool to you.”

Inside this area that was surrounded by a circle…

Although the people inside couldn’t tell what kind of spell was in it, the roaring mana made it possible to tell that it was extremely strong.

“At seven in the evening yesterday… Sir Hilsman left, saying that he would go home for a bit. And… At exactly 9 pm… You walked into the Lord’s Castle.”

“I am that Hilsman!”

He sounded as if he truly felt wronged. He also sounded as if he had no idea as to what was going on. His expression seemed real.

“Madam, you are suspecting me because nobody saw me for two hours?! How can you be so sure? Seeing me going into the house or lighting a fire to cook… I’m sure that someone must have seen me. How can you be so sure that nobody saw me during that time? This is not like your usual rational self, Violan-nim.”

“Then let me ask you a question.”

Violan picked up her teacup as she asked.

“Sir Hilsman. What did I promise to do for you if you became Captain? Do you remember our deal?”

Her eyes were slowly starting to glow blue.

“You better remember it. Otherwise, you will be suppressed by mana until you explode to death.”

All emotion disappeared from Hilsman’s face.


He let out a short sigh. He then shook his head side to side.

His body leaned back into the chair as if he was slumping over.

Finally, he looked toward Duchess Violan.

“There is nothing.”


The Duchess’s pupils started shaking.

On the other hand, Hilsman’s eyes were very still.

“There was no deal whatsoever.”

His voice was full of confidence, as if he was telling the truth.

“Madam, someone like you, who cares so much about the Henituse territory and the family, someone who values elegance so much, making a deal with me?”

He shook his head as if it made no sense.

“The Duchess, no, the Deputy Territory Lord would never make a deal with someone over something like the territory’s Knight Captain position. It’s not like you wish for young master Basen or young lady Lily to become the territory lord. You wish for the Henituse territory’s administration and troops to be maintained in a clean manner more than anybody else.”

Violan’s mouth opened.

“Yes…I do wish for that.”

Hilsman did not say anything else.

He just shook his head, as if he found all of this to be unbelievable.

“However, Sir Hilsman did make a deal with me.”


Hilsman eyes opened wide.

“Violan-nim! I am not greedy for power! Why do you keep testing me-”

“If I, Hilsman, rise up to the Captain position, if I become skilled enough to reach that level, please give me the opportunity to choose my own liege.”

Violan’s stoic voiced echoed through the room.

“I wish to follow young master Cale Henituse.”

She recalled the conversation she had with Vice Captain Hilsman about one and a half years ago.

He had spent a few months after coming back from Harris Village with Cale to swing his sword day and night. After that, he came to look for Deruth and Violan saying that the Knight Captain would not give him permission.

‘If young master Cale becomes the territory lord, I wish to wholeheartedly serve him as my liege as the Knight Captain. Of course, I will give my everything to serve the territory even if someone else became the territory lord, but I wish to serve a different liege in my heart in that case.’

She didn’t remember everything about it, but she remembered some parts very clearly as it had been quite a unique situation.

“It was very odd for someone like Vice Captain Hilsman who likes status so much.”

The Hilsman she knew would never say something like that.

“But he proved it.”

Hilsman had changed after that.

“He played his part as a valiant knight of the Henituse territory, doing more than any other knights in many battles.”

The numerous battles that had taken place in the Henituse territory… Cale and his friends had played the major roles, but many others had fought as well.

“He then said that he wishes to give his life not for Cale, but for the entire Henituse territory.”

Duke Deruth, who had heard that with her, had told Hilsman that he had become a true knight.

“Sir Hilsman said that this territory and the people who live here… Everybody was important. He said that he finally understood his mission and to please come look for him if we need a sword or a shield for anything.”


Violan lowered her teacup.

“That was why I selected Sir Hilsman to be the one by my side as we headed over.”

She could not get rid of it no matter how much tea she drank.

She could not calm her anger at all.

“You are pretending to be the person who is the sword and shield of our Henituse family. I cannot forgive that.”

Cale was called Young Master Silver Shield, but there were many people in the world who wished to be the sword and shield.

It was the responsibility of the Henituse family to protect such knights of the Henituse territory.

“Where is Sir Hilsman?”

“What do you mean? I am right here. I truly-”


The table shook at that moment.

Vice Captain Hilsman’s hand stretched forward. His body was quickly lunging toward Duchess Violan.

His hand that seemed as vicious as an eagle’s claw was headed for Violan’s neck.


There was another loud explosion.

But Duchess Violan did not even bat an eye. She leisurely raised her hand. She then slowly caressed the thing her hand touched.

The scales that should be cold oddly felt soft and fluffy.

“Thank you very much.”

“Not at all, our human’s mommy! This much is easy for me!”

The black Dragon revealed itself. Raon was smiling brightly, as if he was enjoying Violan caressing his back.

They heard a relaxed voice at that moment.

“How disappointing.”

Violan’s gaze turned sharp again.

“Raon-nim. Please take care of this guy.”


Raon’s mana roared with the magic circle before it flailed around, as if to pressure Hilsman. Violan felt suffocated, despite being inside Raon’s barrier.

The Dragon spoke with an innocent smile on his face.

“Yeah! I will catch him! Hey, who are you?!”


A sigh echoed inside the room.

Hilsman plopped down on his seat.

“Sir Hilsman is alive.”


He shook his head side to side with a dejected smile on his face.

“You’ll find him asleep in the basement of his house if you head there. He seemed quiet devoted to the Henituse household, so I knocked him unconscious with as little damage as possible. Why would I harm someone like Sir Hilsman?”

“…Who are you?”

“Duchess Violan.”

Although this guy was disguised as Hilsman and had a faint smile on his face, he gave off a completely different demeanor from Hilsman.

Duchess Violan could feel years of experience coming from the way this guy was acting. He also showed no hostility.

“Hmm. That punk Deruth seems to have a lot of luck with his spouses.”

“What are you saying…”

“Who knows? Hmm. I feel like someone must be watching all of this. Is Cale Henituse watching this?”

The man disguised as Hilsman turned toward Raon.

He quietly looked at the video communication device dangling on Raon’s neck.

Smirk. Raon felt that the smirk on this Hilsman’s face was oddly not unfamiliar.

“Duchess Violan. Oh and the baby Dragon-nim as well. I was really just planning on quietly observing before leaving. I thought I should see the birth of a new legend. But how disappointing.”

He shrugged his shoulders.

“I’m a person who cannot be revealed. I guess it is time for me to go.”

“Who said you can go?! The human told me to capture you!”

He quietly observed the video communication device even after hearing Raon’s comment. He didn’t seem to care that he couldn’t see the person on the other side of the screen.

A voice flowed out of the black video communication device.

– What the hell are you?

“My, my.”

He shook his head side to side again.

“Cale Henituse, you cannot speak to me that way. Well, I guess it can’t be helped?”

Cale, who was on the other side of the video communication device, had the following thought.

‘Who the hell is this crazy bastard?’

Nobody knew that Violan had the same expression on her face right now. She couldn’t help it.

She couldn’t believe it.


Something like that was impossible for this bastard.

“But you see…”

The man disguised as Hilsman opened his mouth again.

“Why is a damn rat here?”

His gaze turned toward Violan.

His mouth was curled up in a smile but his gaze was cold.

“Where the hell is that bastard, Deruth?”

Cale and Violan both jumped out of their seats as soon as he said that.

Cale recalled a moment with Duke Deruth.

“I knew something was weird……!”

Duke Deruth had said the following to Alberu when Alberu told him about how he was going to pretend to be dead.

‘I do not like meaningless sacrifices.’

‘I do not like meaningful sacrifices that much either.’

‘Your highness, if both you and Cale will take what I just said to heart… I will give this a go.’

But during the meeting today… Duke Deruth had said the following.

‘…A meaningful sacrifice is worth doing for the sake of the future, but… We don’t really have an answer for it yet.’

Cale had told Choi Han and Raon after that.

‘Why is he lying?’

He was talking about Hilsman. But he was also talking about his father, Duke Deruth.

“…In that short period of time……!”

Cale started to frown.

* * *

“Your highness! Are you okay?”

Saint Jack urgently rushed over to Alberu.

“I, I am okay.”

Alberu barely managed to reach out his hand. Dragon Mila stood in between the Saint and Alberu and made Jack and Hannah stop for a moment.

Hannah asked at that moment.

“Where is Cale Henituse?”

Saint Jack’s gaze changed at that moment. His eyes clouded over. Alberu noticed that change.

“Where is he? I believe that you would know, your highness.”


The Saint stopped his rash younger sister. He peeked toward the Dragon before inspecting Alberu’s complexion. He looked extremely concerned.

“…Why are you looking for Cale?”

Saint Jack flinched and then smiled with embarrassment after Alberu, who seemed a bit settled after having coughed up some blood, barely managed to get those words out.

“Something wonderful happened to us. I believe Hannah wishes to share the good news with young master Cale.”

Saint Jack held Hannah’s hand.

“Ah, come on.”

Hannah frowned but tightly held the Saint’s hand as well.

The Saint smiled brightly and looked at Alberu.

“The Sun God has made it possible for me to control my power of purification now. I am able to hold my sister’s hand like this now. She has also taught me the true power of healing.”

“True power of healing?”

“Yes, your highness.”

Saint Jack gently smiled toward Alberu.

“Meant to be. She told me to help the existence that is meant to be.”

A smile that was warmer than usual was headed toward Alberu.

“Every existence under the sun… All existences in this world are meant to be, so the Sun God has given me the power to warmly embrace all those who live their lives properly in this world. I guess Hannah wanted to quickly share this news with young master Cale as well. She was looking for the young master so much.”


As Alberu’s eyes opened wide…

Buuuuuuuuuuuu- buuuuuuuuuuu-

The sound of a horn flute echoed throughout Puzzle City and the nearby area.


The Knight Captain was headed out with the Roan Kingdom’s knights and soldiers outside the window. The reinforcements from the Whipper Kingdom and the Jungle were behind them.

That blare from the horn flute…

That was the highest level alarm that announced the start of a war.

Alberu’s mouth opened.

“Choi Han!”

Something popped into his mind.

It was something that one of the people who came in here had said.

‘My chat with the Knight Captain ended up going longer than expected because it is quite chaotic with so many people here.’

Alberu looked toward the door.

The person standing in front of the door…

The one who had said that just now…

“Capture Deruth Henituse!”


A corner of the ceiling blasted open as Choi Han revealed himself.

His sword headed toward Deruth Henituse.

Author’s Note

Hello everyone.

It is your author, Yu Ryeo Han, who is experiencing the magical phenomenon of her writing getting longer and longer. ^-^

It has now been three years since I released the first chapter.

That is why I am here to say hello and leave a small note.

I have been thoroughly reading through the early chapters these days.

Every time I do that, it reminds me of the time I spent with this story and the emotions that accompanied me through them.

It always makes me want to thank the readers who have been with < I became the Trash of the Count’s Family >.

Thank you very much!

Mm. To be honest with you, I am very happy today as I celebrate three years of writing this series! Hahahaha!

I am so excited that I decided to set today as a day to eat a lot of meat. (Although my problem is that I eat a lot even without setting a day to eat a lot. Heh…hehe…vegetables…rice…I eat a lot of everything. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G…. ^-^)

I truly hope that today is a great and peaceful day for everybody reading this chapter.

See you again after chapter 700.

– Sincerely, Yu Ryeo Han

+ P.S. A paperback is in the works. It should be available by the end of the year.


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47 Replies to “Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 679: A hunt in the middle of the night (2)”

  1. Mariana

    Que reviravolta, ainda bem que o Jack e o Hilsman não estão mortos, eu acho que o falso Hilsman é alguem por parte da família do Cale🤯🤔 Mais um doido

    1. Maverick Firefly

      So the Deruth in the meeting was actually the White Star? I guess it makes sense his acting was way too bad for the father of the greatest actor ಠ_ಠ

  2. Reader

    Thank you for the chapter!

    “Hmm. That punk Deruth seems to have a lot of luck with his spouses.”

    I am not sure who he is, but his comment made me think about something. See, I really don’t like Deruth. I know he helped out Cale a lot but at the end of the day his son is gone. And the way he treated OG!Cale before the transmigration…
    Anyways, so I was thinking, is it possible that he actually cheated on Drew but OG!Cale just didn’t know? And that’s why Basen looks similar to Cale even though OG!Cale said they’re not blood-related?? Even now it was KRS who initiated the first move in their relationship. Like if they never switched he would just continue to ignore his son and maybe would’ve kicked him out too (If I remember correctly, in the original novel after Choi Han beat up OG!Cale Deruth did not defend him and sided with Choi han instead. I know that OG!Cale was too much at the time but still, he was his son…)

    Sorry I just started ranting out of nowhere ans got carried away. It’s just that Deruth really gets on my nerves and I just really don’t like him.

    1. Zenni04

      You know, i just have to say something after seeing your comment. From what i read for the 3rd time of tcf, i can say deruth way of looking out for his son is being silently observing og! Cale before KRS transmigration.

      Either he knows cale is acting as a trash or he doesnt know.

      If he knows that cale acted as trash, he must realized that cale act for basen and lily, so other noble wont pointed at how they are not related by blood and bullied, so people would just focus on cale instead. It is shown in where cale told basen during his childhood to tell other people that basen is henituse no matter what. Also how he acted drunk only to problematic people on the street of henituse territory based on what people say when cale(krs alread inside at the time) walked around.

      If deruth doesnt know cale is acting as a trash, he would clean up the mess that his son made quietly. If he doesnt care, cale would have beeen kicked out already. How else cale still stay at his house and can have dinner together if not for deruth actually watch over og! Cale?

      So in conclusion, every parent has his own way to show his affection. Whether he showed it or silently from behind.

      Sorry for the long comment, have a nice day~

      1. Phr31

        True! Even after all this the thing I’m 100% sure is that all of them is care toward each other but their family interact in very particular way I guess

  3. Uriel

    Holy moly!! At the end it was none of the two suspects but the duke?!😳 Why am I even suprised? I guess I hadn’t gotten used to author’s bombs yet😳
    Thanks for the chapter💖

  4. AmA

    I got caught off guard again and again. I’m also surprised that a paperback is on the works! I hope it’ll be available in English and accessible in my country cause shipping is expensive.

  5. Kath

    Ahh Saint Jack seems innocent? I still cant say for sure but he addressed the Sun God as ‘she’, which hasnt been specified until late chaps and the only people who should know that are Alberu, Cale, Raon, Choi Han. So him knowing would probably mean the things he said is true?

    1. Ko

      I’m certain it’s the opposite. Jack can’t actually hear the Sun God’s voice, only feel their presence, so there is no way or reason for him to know that the Sun God is a ‘she’ unless he had knowledge outside of what he should have known. (Even more, Cale and co. only assume the Sun God is a she, which makes his knowledge of it even more suspicious)

      1. Kath

        Huh? Maybe he heard her this time and also there’re the things the world tree mentioned and things like the Sun God regrets making a mistake so perhaps she came to realize people who use dead mana are not all bad? Eh… but who knows. He is still somewhat suspicious I suppose.

        1. Rey

          Tbh I think it has to do more with translation. There’s non-gendered pronouns in Korean that are often used. I’ve seen in a few novels where the author will address them with those and there’s no clue as to what their gender is unless it’s clarified or there’s context clues. I think that might be what happened here and they started to address the sun god with she after finding out they’re female. Though this could be wrong, it’s just a guess.

  6. Yuya

    I’m really happy that raon showed himself to cale parents I’m sure we will get some fluffy family scenes soon 😍😍😍

  7. Anon_Guest

    If White Star is hiding as Duke Deruth does that mean that Cale’s mother’s grave was a trap set by White Star. Duke Deruth was the one who mentioned the diary that coincidentally had info on how to kill him. Did he know that the World Tree would give Cale the heart stabby dagger??

    1. Beliver of the Silver Light-nim

      I don’t think that’s the case. Remember right after Cale returned Deruth asked how it was in Cale’s mother’s grave. And then he said he didn’t like sacrifices before accepting to pretend Alberu’s death. However, right now, just before he entered Alberu’s room, he said sacrifices were needed for a greater good. So, it makes obvious that WS disguised himself as Deruth between the time after Cale’s return and before the meeting with the allies.

  8. Cat Slave #7

    This fake Hilsman sounds like Drew’s brother to me, who might be acting dead. That’s why he hates Violan and Deruth as they together reminded him that his sister’s husband had cheated on her.

    1. Reverand Insanity

      Where is the proo that Baen in Count Deruth s, child .
      What you are saying now is speculation do you
      have any proof to back it up.
      Its still possible that they are a normal step family,
      if you say othehrwise please give proof

  9. Lulu

    I really love this fandom. You all discussed about details f novel and keep me wonder that author is really crazy genius! I can’t wait to see what will come next! Thank you for the chapter! ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Akina

    This story wants to drive me to drink. Yikes. I wonder who good old VC Hillsman is. Someone familiar who hates Delluth? Or someone good who hates him? Or just someone who hates him…it’s weird because with the convo he almost sounds like someone who is immortal…I mean would a regular Joe Schmo know a rat was currently attending her husband’s body and not it’s original owner? But with most things about this story anymore, I just don’t know. At all.

    Is the white thing possessing others with this new power or just wearing their face? Anyone? I wondered if he was indeed taking over their bodies if Cale would allow himself to be possessed to stab himself in the heart with the tree dagger, cause I could totally see the white thing taking advantage of doing what he is now to either have himself never be stabbed or have Cale eliminate his allies one by one. (Not that Cale would stab his peeps)

  11. Nafas

    It’s must be Choi Jung Gun that can’t reveal himself (cause he’s from the Divine Race if he do the one that helping the WS from behind that i believe is from the Demonic Race will show himself and it will be the start of a war between Evil and Good…it’s looks like they have some kinda contract between themselves), can’t hurt Raon because of his vow with lord Sherit, jealous of Deruth cause he was always single and came to see the birth of a legend (somehow like the name of his book and Cale gonna be a god later and he has some lunatic vibes too).
    It’s looks like he knew Drew too probably he’s the one told her to sacrifice herself.
    Deruth is the WS? i hope he just be a lackey or else all of their plans for catching the rats will be ruined.

  12. Alex-dono

    Not Papa Deruth. Curse you white Star. Also I feel like the guy who impersonated Hilsman is related to Cale’s mom’s family otherwise why would he mention cale’s mom onsidering nobody knew about his mom’s origins.

  13. sekkenmogu

    I literally yelled THE DUKE?!? out loud I feel like I got played….

    Also on Deruth, as much as he loved Cale, he was not a good dad by any means lmao. Cale was a kid when Drew died, and was still fairly young when Violan and Basen were brought in. Why would Cale take it upon himself to basically become an alcoholic to protect them? Bc his father was unreliable and hands-off. Yes ultimately it was Cale’s choice but idk about yall, i wouldn’t let my son become an alcoholic and trash his reputation to protect me and my new wife and kid, since that would be my own responsibility for bringing them in!!!! Communication is also important so Cale doesn’t have to act like a stranger in his own damn home!!! Anyhow Deruth is not a good dad by any means I hope that’s clear lol. Not to say that I dislike him or anything, just don’t think he was a good parent to Cale. I appreciate that their relationship (plus Violan, I’m so glad she loves Cale lots too TT) has improved and Deruth wants to actively protect and help Cale now (well until he got replaced rip)

    1. Little Heart

      It seems to me, it is not that he did not love his son, but that he did not know how to face him. That is why, during all those years, she continued to take care of Cale instead of kicking him out of the house because of the problems he caused; I think that was her way of loving it. I don’t think he cheated on his wife either, because from the beginning they make it clear to us how much he loved her.

      So when that man said the Duke is lucky with his wives he means that he met Drew (maybe the older brother young Drew, the power, mentioned) and that both she and Violan are / will be great women.

      And the betrayal part, it seems to me like Hilsman, someone is impersonating him. I also remember when the duke told them that he did not want sacrifices.

  14. Faniac

    Wouldn’t it be something if the one disguised as Hilsman be somehow related to Cale’s maternal family? Or those so called hunters?

  15. Athena

    I think fake Hilsman has a connection with the Thames family
    And WS tho.. He really uses his head now by pretending to be Deruth!

    1. Shaddlly

      Yeah I thought something similar too because it seems that he used to know Og!Cale’s mum. The other suspect for me is Nale Barrow (just because of the comment about his age, I have no other clues at all).

      Anyway I knew there was something strange about Deruth the “he isn’t good at acting” didn’t convince me at all in the last chapter.

  16. Suri + Berri

    I might end up flipping a table if we get hit with reverse card again… I still feel that the way saint Jack is acting is a little suspicious… Ugh I don’t know what to believe anymore 😭. Anyways thanks for the chapter translator-nim ❤️.

  17. Pi is Bi

    So are you telling me their suspicion of the twins in the end was wrong and it’s actually Cale’s father? But who tf was pretending to be Hilsman wtf I’m confused

  18. JustaReader

    wait wait wait so this Hilsman faker is none of the above? Not white star or his subordinates but some other rando dude? Bruh, why do I get the feeling the appearance of this mysterious man is going to cause a chain of headaches for Cale?? It’s like some inexplicable feeling of dread and chills. Author-nim, we’re gonna get a slacker life epilogue, right?!

    It was freaking Duke Deruth! So wait, Jack and Hannah were just being Jack and Hannah?? LMAO why did they seem so sus then? Choi Han busting through the roof is sending me LOLL

  19. Kim Rok Soo's younger sister

    This is just a theory I thought of during my rereading. I thought that the fake Hilsman was Cale Henituse’s uncle. Also, the older brother of Drew Thames. Hence why the fake Hilsman said that Deruth — Cale’s father was a bastard for making his younger brother, Drew Thames lose his life. And, the one who taught Dorph/? about being a dark elemental it was the same person. Yeah, that’s just my theory anyway. Please don’t think about it. I’m sorry for ruining your mood.

  20. Ecria

    Thank you translator-nims!! This chapter blow my mind so many times just like the other one too lol, Thank you for the update as always!!

  21. Tomo

    Whoever is pretending to be Hilsman seems to be….. on no one’s side but their own? They wont harm Hilsman beyond knocking him out cause he’s noble and they seem to know about Drew? And can sense that theres another rat there? Who is this person?


  22. Beliver of the Silver Light-nim

    Thank you for the chapter 💙

    Please! I hope daddy Deruth is fine! If not… 😡🔪
    And… Hm… Guys…
    //Smirk. Raon felt that the smirk on this Hilsman’s face was oddly not unfamiliar.// 👀
    I know we can’t jump to conclusions. We can’t assume he is Drew’s older brother. However he definitely seems to know Drew. There was also this part:
    //– What the hell are you?

    “My, my.”

    He shook his head side to side again.

    “Cale Henituse, you cannot speak to me that way. Well, I guess it can’t be helped?”//
    We can’t assume things but it would make sense for him to say that if he was Drew’s older brother, Cale’s uncle. This sentence sounded like “you cannot speak that way to your own uncle” or at least “you cannot speak that way to an older of your maternal family”.
    Since we find out WS’s body was originally Cale’s, I (and many others here) had the theory that KRS’s original body might be actually Drew’s older brother’s son. If Raon just thought that the smile on the fake Hilsman looked oddly not unfamiliar, it might mean that his smile looked just like Cale’s. It might mean this was a trait Cale took after his original parent. 👀 I’m sorry… I am just all over in conspiracies right now…

  23. Zeel

    This author….a woman writing a male dominated adventure series…is such a phenomenal author. She deserves every recognition from around the world. This novel should be published in many many languages and sold in every medium. It is easily one of the best pieces of modern literature. It deserves more praise than HP.


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