Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 730: Must not be sane (6)

However, there was a bigger issue than this purple indignity test.

“Goldie gramps! The human, something is weird! I keep sensing the human’s powers in that yellow piece!”

The chubby front paw was pointing at the yellow piece.

“The Super Rock, fiery thunderbolt, water, and shield! The human seems to be in a big fight right now!”

“It’s serious, nya!”

“This is not right, nya.”

Raon, Hong, and On commented after coming to Eruhaben’s side and were huffing with serious expressions on their faces.

“Hey Raon.”

“What is it, gramps?”

“I don’t feel anything.”

On and Hong nodded their heads to show that they somewhat agreed with the ancient Dragon. They were not suspicious about Raon, instead, they were curious. Raon pounded his chest as if he was frustrated.

“Anyway, I can feel it! I can feel our human using his powers! That is the problem!”

The ancient Dragon and the Cats nodded their heads.

It was a problem.

Cale was the only one who could not make it out of the sloth test.

Why was he using so much of his ancient powers in this sloth test?

All of these were things that made them confused. He seemed to be in a problematic situation.

* * *

Choi Jung Gun stared at Cale who was speaking affectionately but with a vicious attitude and opened his mouth.

“Chat about what?”

“To start…”

Cale wanted this conversation with Choi Jung Gun to be short. He didn’t need to chat with this guy for long.

“Sunbae. That ability you just used that can slash through anything. Is that really your ability?”

Choi Jung Gun had used Lee Soo Hyuk’s ability.

‘The cataclysm happens after I take the College Scholastic Ability Test. Team leader Lee Soo Hyuk is known to have gotten his slashing ability after the cataclysm.’

Kim Rok Soo was only 17 in this illusion.

That meant that Choi Jung Gun had this ability before Lee Soo Hyuk.

That was why Cale had a single question.

How did team leader Lee Soo Hyuk end up with Choi Jung Gun’s ability?


Choi Jung Gun did not say anything. Cale took that as a positive response and asked.

“Can you pass that power to someone else? Or can someone else learn it?”

Choi Jung Gun looked at Cale with an inspecting gaze before responding.


It sounded casual but the tone was sharp.

“You want it for yourself?”

Choi Jung Gun was asking Cale as if to get a feel for what he wanted.

“Yes I do.”

Cale just answered since he didn’t want to explain everything.

Choi Jung Gun flinched after hearing Cale answer without any hesitation and dodged Cale’s gaze to look at the car again. However, he still responded.

“Other people can use this power too.”

Choi Jung Gun nonchalantly answered.

“However, I need to give up this power for that to happen.”

His face was cold without any emotions visible on his face.

“I don’t plan on handing this power to someone else by losing access to it. It is not something for you to desire.”


Cale couldn’t help but chuckle.

‘He has no plans on handing it to anybody else?’

In that case, how did team leader Lee Soo Hyuk end up with it a few years later?

The answer was simple.

Choi Jung Gun, Mr. Nelan Barrow, gave up on this power and handed it over to team leader Lee Soo Hyuk.


Cale let out a sigh.

‘It’s hard to understand.’

Choi Jung Gun was currently crazed about hunting Hunters. Why would someone like that hand over a power that was useful for hunting to someone like Lee Soo Hyuk, a person he has no connections to whatsoever?

‘Questions only bring forth more questions. Let’s just focus on the truth right now.’

Cale did not create any more questions for himself.

The answers would be revealed at some point.

Choi Jung Gun was now searching Park So Jin’s half-crushed truck before he asked Cale a question.

“Then why do you want that power?”

“Do you wish to know?”

Choi Jung Gun looked back at Cale.

“Did you already know who I was?”

The corners of Cale’s lips curled up.

“Nelan Barrow? Or are you looking to be called the first Dragon Slayer? Maybe the person that the Super Rock saved until the end?”

Saved until the end.

Choi Jung Gun’s stoic face slightly cracked after hearing those words.

Cale recognized the emotions visible through that crack.


Choi Jung Gun was feeling guilt toward the Super Rock. However, he quickly erased that crack and put on an iron wall-like face.

“I don’t need it.”

“Need what?”

“The powers you have. I don’t wish to know about them nor do I have a reason to do so.”

“You’re lying.”

Cale could see Choi Jung Gun tightly clench his fists after accidentally blurting it out.

– Huuuuuu.

The fiery thunderbolt cheapskate sighed but Cale was more focused on the fists.

‘I should stop provoking him.’

He was slightly scared.

This was an illusion, but he was still a bit scared. That was the reason he said the following.

“Later, you will understand everything by the time the day ends.”

It was at that moment.

Wiiiiiiiiiiiing- Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing- Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing–


Choi Jung Gun had a rare frown on his face after hearing sirens.

There was a police car approaching them from the distance.

Choi Jung Gun looked around.

They were on a two lane street by a quiet rice paddy without any CCTV nor light poles. There weren’t any houses nearby.

Crack! Crack!

He turned his head after suddenly hearing something break.

“The dash cam.”

Cale looked relaxed as he destroyed the dash cam in Jung Yi-Rang’s car with a stone spear.

“Do you have one in your car too?”

“I don’t carry things like that.”

Cale nodded his head and stood next to Choi Jung Gun.

The police car was not too far away now.

“What are we going to do? Should we take Jung Yi-Rang’s car and go?”

Choi Jung Gun took out a crumpled paper from his pocket instead of responding.

It was a teleportation magic scroll. It looked quite expensive.

“Where did you get that-?”

Cale asked and Choi Jung Gun calmly responded.

“You can get anything with money.”

“I guess you have a lot of money, sunbae-nim?”

Choi Jung Gun responded sternly.


Cale was wealthy as well but he felt envious for some reason. He responded without covering the envy visible on his face.

“Then let’s hurry up and go see Lee Soo Hyuk.”


Choi Jung Gun was truly shocked this time as he looked at Cale.

“How do you know Lee Soo Hyuk……?”

“What’s wrong? Wasn’t the event earlier so that I could see Choi Jung Soo?”


Choi Jung Gun’s face stiffened for a moment and Cale recognized the vicious gaze in Choi Jung Gun’s eyes and clenched Choi Jung Gun’s shoulder as hard as he could.

“If I was a Hunter or your enemy, would I have remained quiet and let you use me as bait?”

Choi Jung Gun read the fire that was residing inside Cale’s eyes. Cale spoke quietly as if he was whispering.

“The reason I let it be was because I didn’t want to leave Choi Jung Soo as the bait. Do you understand, sunbae?”

Cale smiled and pointed to the scroll.

“Let’s go quickly. We don’t want the cops to see us.”

Choi Jung Gun’s eyes were full of chaotic emotions. The number of things he wanted to ask was increasing.

The ancient powers, Lee Soo Hyuk, his relationship with Choi Jung Soo, the things Cale knew about him… The things he needed to ask were starting to pile up.

The freshman Kim Rok Soo that he knew was not here.

However, he could not ask.

Kim Rok Soo’s gaze was not allowing any questions. Furthermore, the demeanor of this guy was not that of a regular high school student.

‘…A lord.’

The special aura and determination of someone who has led others during a crisis were coming out of Kim Rok Soo.

This was not based on talent but based on years of experience.

Choi Jung Gun tightly clenched both hands.


The teleportation scroll was ripped and a police officer got off the car and shouted the moment the scroll wrapped around Cale and Choi Jung Gun.

“What is going on, eek! A, a person-!”

Cale let the teleportation take him as he heard the gasp of astonishment that sounded almost like a scream.

* * *


Cale looked forward while standing on top of grass.

In the busy filming location…

Well, slightly away from there where the supporting characters were waiting for their scene… The place designated for them was just a dirt floor without even any chairs.

Cale was in a forest from where that open area was visible and saw Lee Soo Hyuk leaning against a tree.


He addressed Choi Jung Gun who was standing next to him.

“Do you have any plans on using Lee Soo Hyuk as you used me?”

Choi Jung Gun looked at Cale’s face before he responded. Cale’s face still seemed indifferent while looking at Lee Soo Hyuk, but his eyes were full of joy and delight. There was also this thick sense of longing.

“No. I don’t. He has no value being used like that.”

He has no value.

It sounded cruel but it was the truth.

That should mean that it is not a lie.

“Sunbae. What is that patriarch thing you asked Jung Yi-Rang and Park So Jin about earlier? Does the Hunter organization have its own head?”

“Is there a reason for me to explain?”

Cale chuckled at Choi Jung Gun’s question.

“Shouldn’t you at least give me the foundational information after trying to use me as bait? Am I wrong?”

He was not wrong.

Choi Jung Gun observed Cale, who was looking around as if there was no need to even look at him, and started speaking.

“A long time ago, there were some families called the ‘Bridle of Karma.’ ”

Cale suddenly remembered how Jung Yi-Rang had said ‘Take this offering of karma.’

Jung Yi-Rang disappeared into the red wall after that, so it must be related. It might even be the secret to their dimension travel.

“There are currently five families and the person leading each of the five families is the ‘patriarch’ and, based on what I know, they are responsible for planning most of the hunts.”

“Then I guess your goal is to get the patriarchs, sunbae?”


Cale turned to look at Choi Jung Gun for the first time since they came here. Choi Jung Gun was looking up in the air.

“The King’s Successor.”

A fishy smile appeared on Choi Jung Gun’s face.


His appearance was turning back to the one with the short brown hair from before he released his restriction.

“The five patriarchs protect the King’s Successor and await the grand vision for after the successor has grown.”


Something vibrated at that moment. Cale looked at the phone in Choi Jung Gun’s hand and Choi Jung Gun calmly turned the phone off as he responded.

“They’re going to film soon, so they want us to hurry over.”

Cale turned his gaze.

“Okay, okay. Gambling center thug stand up!”

The person who seemed to be in charge shouted and Lee Soo Hyuk stood up firmly and walked over.

“Ah… you.”

The man peeked at Lee Soo Hyuk before shaking his head, but nodded his head after Lee Soo Hyuk awkwardly smiled at him.

“Alright, I guess we have no choice! We’re lacking people. But Lee Soo Hyuk, it’s not my fault if the director cuts you out, okay?”

“That’s okay, mister.”

Lee Soo Hyuk smiled brightly, but the man-in-charge turned his head with an iffy look on his face.

“Tsk. You give off such a cool vibe. If you come off cooler than the main character, ah, seriously.”

Lee Soo Hyuk pretended not to hear the man’s compliment that wasn’t actually a compliment and touched his hand. He was doing it because he was embarrassed, but the man-in-charge thought that even that made him seem as if he was filming a noir on his own.


He sighed and threw a bottle of water at Lee Soo Hyuk. It was his way of taking care of him.

“Thank you very much.”

“Go to the other side instead of to me next time!”

The man-in-charge pointed his chin toward where the main role actors were before walking past Lee Soo Hyuk. Lee Soo Hyuk smiled brightly at the man-in-charge and bowed once again.

Choi Jung Gun observed Cale, who quietly watched the scene before speaking.

“This is new.”

A gentle smile appeared on his face.

However, the words that came out were the complete opposite of the smile.

“What is the grand vision they are trying to achieve with the King’s Successor?”

“I’m not sure yet.”

Choi Jung Gun could see Kim Rok Soo nodding his head with an, ‘mm.’ Kim Rok Soo continued to nod as he mumbled to himself.

“The Hunters’ goals, battle styles and escape. Oh, Lee Soo Hyuk’s ability as well.”

‘I learned all that I need to learn.’

Cale made up his mind.

‘Time to go.’

He saw Lee Soo Hyuk and Choi Jung Soo’s faces. He heard the minimum amount of information necessary.

He could not linger here forever.

“Then sunbae, you go ahead to film now. Ah, will it be difficult because of the blood?”

“…If I go, what about you?”

Cale smiled at the confused Choi Jung Gun and responded.

“I need to go too.”

It was at that moment.

Cale made up his mind to get out of this illusion and push forward toward reality.

His firm resolve would not waver.



Cale could see the yellow dust surrounding him, the forest, and the entire filming location.

“I guess it was these things that ate my memories.”


Choi Jung Gun looked at Cale in shock.

The tips of Cale’s feet were slowly cracking and becoming faint.


Toward the shocked and anxious Choi Jung Gun…

“This is all just an illusion.”


“It is an illusion of my past.”

Cale could see everything becoming dyed yellow and things starting to disappear from the distance.

Lee Soo Hyuk was slowly covered in the yellow dust and disappearing.

“You’re an illusion, no, I’m an illusion-”

The bewildered Choi Jung Gun grabbed Cale who was slowly becoming faint.

“Who are you? Are you really Kim Rok Soo? Did you come from the future?”

Cale had no problems answering.

“I am Kim Rok Soo but also Cale Henituse. The one who comes out in The Birth of a Hero. Also the one who came from the future.”

Cale suddenly got the chills.


Choi Jung Gun was becoming covered in yellow dust and disappearing as well.

However, an explosive fire rose in his eyes as soon as he heard Cale’s response.

“Cale Henituse……!”

He shouted that name before shouting toward Cale.

His lower half was gone from the yellow dust now.

“There were a total of seven Hunter families in the beginning!”

There were five families now.

Choi Jung Gun tightly grabbed Cale’s shoulders with both hands.

“The Red Blood family perished a long time ago. The White Blood family betrayed the Hunters and escaped!”


In the short moment as the yellow dust erased his upper body and was about to cover his face…

“Oh, descendant of the Thames!”

Choi Jung Gun shouted as if Cale needed to know this.

“The Red Blood did not perish! The Red Blood, find-”

The illusion disappeared.

Cale did not manage to hear the rest of Choi Jung Gun’s statement. However, he could easily finish the sentence.

“…Find the Red Blood.”

Cale’s face turned as cold as ice.

It was not because he was angry or because he turned cold-hearted.

“…What the hell?”

He had lost all color because he became anxious.

– Error. Error.

Green light started surrounding Cale once he passed the yellow sloth test.

The green illusion was called Failure.

Cale started thinking about the failures he had experienced in the past and the failures he might face in the future.

– Error. Error.

However, the voice that had announced the retest earlier could be heard again, and Cale looked around.

“What the hell is this?”

Numerous footages covered in green light were brushing past him.

They were all failures he had experienced in the past.

Some of them were potential failures Cale imagined could happen in the future.

– Error. Cause determined.

The voice continued.

– There are numerous worst failures in the challenger’s mind. There is no ranking of failures in his mind.

– He cannot forget any of his past failures and recalls them all equally.

– His uncertainty and fear for potential future failures are also on equal footing.

– Unable to choose one due to the existence of multiple worst failures.


Cale gulped.

Basically, Cale considered all failures as equal and felt equally anxious about all potential failures in the future.

‘So, it can’t choose one failure as the worst? …Is that a good thing?’

Cale could not decide whether this was good or bad.

Continuously deciphering the causes of failure in the past and thinking about the uncertainties of the future to protect the present and the future… That was something Cale felt was normal for him to do in order to organize information and analyze data.

– Unable to determine a fitting test for the challenger. Unable to test.

The voice said that Cale could not be tested before sternly adding on.

– Relevant test destroyed.


The numerous footages glowing green started breaking.

The failure of surviving the battle against the unranked monster alone.

The failure of seeing team members being injured for the first time since joining the company.

The failure of losing a subordinate for the first time after becoming team leader.

The potential failure of people around him getting hurt in the future.

The numerous failures started breaking.

‘…Oh, this is good.’

If it was unable to test him, then didn’t that mean that it would pass him on to the next test?

It was beneficial for Cale to skip a level.

– Proceeding to the next test as according to the manual.

‘Oh. This is great.’

As color returned to Cale’s face…

– Next test, indignity. The difficulty level of the indignity test has been modified to two times the normal level.

‘Hmm? …This is not good.’


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43 Replies to “Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 730: Must not be sane (6)”


    HOLY MOLY CJG CALLED HIM DESCENDANT OF THE THAMES probably the White blood family he mentioned but holy hell!!!

    That really gave me chills! I wonder what the next test is like?

    1. Vanya

      The Thames family is thought to be destroyed. The red family is thought to be destroyed….. Maybe he’s red family and he needs to find them.

      1. Minibitch

        Lmao cuz hes hair is red? 🤣🤣

        Skipping a test is almost cheating Cale!? 🤣, and the fact that he has too much failures but accepts it is like a new negative but almost positive outlook on life, keep it up baby!! 💋.

    2. Cale Stan

      Its long but bear with me
      There are two possibilities:

      1. Thames family was separate from the hunters and were tasked(or quite possibly chose) to hunt them from the beginning and were actually successful in annihilating the Red Blood family. Now CJS is telling Cale that he needs to find the surviving Red Blood as he belongs to the family(Thames) that hunted the Red Blood- as in perhaps he is hoping to finish him/her off.

      2. The Thames family was not separate (as one of the fellow reader theorized) from the Hunter families but at some point betrayed the Hunter families(and perhaps aided in the perishing of the Red Blood family) and CJS told Cale to find the remaining Red Blood for more clues/hunt him/her as he is a descendant of the Thames.
      The Thames family could either be **Red Blood** or **White Blood** at this point but it is established that they are somehow related to the Red Blood. In which case-
      i) The Thames could be the White Blood as they are said to have betrayed the Hunter families and helped in annihilating the Red Blood(more probable but we don’t know the specialty of the white blood – The theory on the colors of the Blood in the name of the Hunter families below).
      ii) If they **are** the Red Blood family the surviving member could actually be the fake-Hilsman chillin’ in the City Hall of Puzzle City right now.
      Either way the reason the Thames family are so invested in the research of time can be traced back to their relationship with the Hunters.

      The theory of the color of the names of the Hunters’ *Blood families:
      The Sealed God – A God of Despair is the first ‘Hunter’ to become a God
      And his test involves five separate tests of illusion distinguished by the following colors on the Orb outside the Temple of Sealed God:
      1. Blue = Sadness
      2. Yellow = Sloth
      3. Green = Failure
      4. Purple = Indignity
      5. Black = Wrath
      It had also shown two other colors at some point of time-
      6. Red (=Despair as it is associated with the God of Despair multiple times with his eyes being the same color and the Orb glowing in red when he was watching Cale as the Temple appeared or when the first dispatch of Cale’s party entered the test and the sealed god had messed with the test and changed the contents to ‘Despair’ instead of ‘Sadness’)
      7. White (=? When Toonka exited the test and one part of the divided orb had turned)

      Park Jin Soo glowed a distinct yellow while Jung Yi Rang’s hand was covered in purple liquid.
      They both could be part of Yellow Blood and Purple Blood respectively

      On the above premise the God of Despair is actually part of the Red Blood and the remaining survivor could also be referring to him.

      1. Cale Stan

        Personally I would like to think that Thames were not part of the Hunters. Because if they were, their research in the Exceptions and Variables would have been more complete(?). And their research in Time and Space is to aid hunting the hunters.
        The surviving Red Blood could be the Sealed God but maybe not considering CJS would have known about him as he made a Deal with GoD who is trying to stop the SG
        But I may be entirely wrong with the author’s twists and turnsヽ(≧□≦)ノ
        (Sorry for the long paragraphs I was thinking a lot and I had to get that out of my head 😔)

  2. o


    I’m so curious about the history of the two families! There are so many questions I have and uh oh, Krs is gonna suffer-

  3. catslave#7

    – Proceeding to the next test as according to the manual.

    ‘Oh. This is great.’

    – Next test, indignity. The difficulty level of the indignity test has been modified to two times the normal level.

    ‘Hmm? …This is not good.’

    haha cale-nim, skipping a level is never easy

    1. Zaroz

      I really want to see everyone outside’s dumbfounded/confused reactions when they see Cale completely skipping a level…lol

  4. BabyCale

    Okay okay okay okay okay…. haaaahh… AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH-

    Thank you for the chapter translator nim.🙇🏻‍♀️🙇🏻‍♀️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️

  5. Cale worshipper

    Thanks for the chapter!

    So that’s why the Thames family know so much about the single-lifers and stuff…? Cale calmly skipped past the failure test…..and successfully got himself into trouble by doubling the difficulty of the indignity test where all the others are struggling to pass through 😂😂 Good luck Cale.

    //Cale’s face still seemed indifferent while looking at Lee Soo Hyuk, but his eyes were full of joy and delight. There was also this thick sense of longing.//
    The moment that Cale has been waiting the whole time, this is so precious.😭

  6. Winter_Freedoms

    I know this is completely unrelated to the chapter, but is anyone else curious as to what Kim Rok Soo was majoring in for college?

    Also thank you for the chapter!

    1. Blossom Honey

      Maybe finance or something else like that? Sports is definitely out of the question (lol); arts, history, geography would probably something you have to be uniquely interested in to do; medical and sciences would also require motivation to get through – although there is a slight possibility of him being a med student. Economics seems like a safe choice if you’re not sure what to do so that just seems like the most likely option since we can see young KRS doesn’t seem to have much motivation for life other than being able to live comfortably

    2. WhiteRabbit

      ‘The cataclysm happens after I take the College Scholastic Ability Test. Team leader Lee Soo Hyuk is known to have gotten his slashing ability after the cataclysm.’

      Considering above quote, he couldn’t have majored in anything yet? KRS just took the admission test, and then the cataclysm happened. So I don’t think he could’ve chosen a subject yet?

  7. napipo

    Thank you for the chapter! <3

    I'm guessing after all this tests is over, cale will arrive first in the temple and then clopeh coming in second.😂😂

    Lmao cuz there is NO WAY that this motherfucker will successfully stabby stab himself right in the kokoro without anyone to witness it. And if clopeh did come in sec, he will probly help out(?)
    even when seeing cale trying to stab himself, he will have no problem cuz cale will somehow convince him that this is the path that legends have to willingly take if you want to be recorded in history. and u will become one too if you help me out. wkwkwkwkwk

  8. Hertz

    Wait, wait a second…
    – Lee Soo Hyuk’s ability was supposedly passed down from Choi Jung Gun
    – Choi Jung Gun traveled from TBH-world to Earth-1 (KRS’ original world)
    – The sealed god’s test occurred on Earth-3

    So, why did the Lee Soo Hyuk from Earth-3 also have Choi Jung Gun’s ability on Earth-3?
    Did the sealed god just create an ENTIRE WORLD clone of Earth-1 just for the purpose of testing Cale? Either that or there’s a corresponding TBH-world for each Earth, with multiple CJGs??
    The time difference between KRS’ original Earth-1 and Earth-3 (like 20 years or so?) makes me believe that the sealed god just created an Earth just for the sake of testing cale, unbelievable.

    I think they need to ask some questions to the people from Earth-3 (oh no, the cintamani is broken! -.-)

    1. WhiteRabbit

      Wait, what? Isn’t Earth 3 the world where Alberu’s speargun weapon Taerang came from? The sealed god’s test world for Cale isn’t called Earth 3, it didn’t have a name afaik.

      Either way, the sealed god’s test world seems like some cloned world, yes. But I don’t remember anything being mentioned about a 20 year difference? Just that time flows differently between the test world and Cale’s present TBOAH world. And that was not 20 years either, but rather something like time in the TBOAH flowing 3 times faster than the test world (or vice versa, I don’t remember anymore, it was very convoluted).

      1. Hertz

        Sorry, I confused Earth-2 with Earth-3
        The 20 year difference i’m talking about is the difference between timelines (not the speed of the flow of time) between TBH-world and the sealed god’s world (Earth-2)
        The time flow speed difference is kinda weird. The cintamani allowed them to communicate in real time so it’s kinda confusing.
        Anyway we have to wait and see

  9. Hellbomb2000000

    So it was mentioned earlier that in the beginning of the cataclysm Lee Soo Hyuk was the only one with two abilities and that even when more people started getting two he was special in that his two abilities did not correlate with each other. This author is so detail oriented that even the most minor detail is remembered, only to come up right when the forgotten detail is remembered by the reader. Or at least that’s what I find happening to me

  10. Mary

    Cale feliz por que não precisaria fazer o teste de fracasso, e o sistema aumenta o nível do próximo kkkkk
    Esse negócio de família tá me deixando doida, se o sangue vermelho é o Tâmisa, talvez o sangue branco seja a família do Clopeh, tô indo pela cor do cabelo.
    Thanks for the translation.

  11. Corthy

    Red Bloooood. I dunno if I’m forgetting something.
    Have they already identified that man who copied Hilsman?
    😮 💜

  12. Corthy

    Red Bloooood. I dunno if I’m forgetting something or what. But have they already identified that man who pretended to be Hilsman?

  13. aly

    //“The five patriarchs protect the King’s Successor and await the grand vision for after the successor has grown.”//
    – This structure seems to mimic Arm’s – one White Star with five red stars protecting them. I don’t know if they’re related or if WS purposefully mimicked the Bridle of Karma, it’s just interesting.

    //“I am Kim Rok Soo but also Cale Henituse. The one who comes out in The Birth of a Hero. Also the one who came from the future.”//
    – He accepts himself as both KRS and Cale, sure, but he also sees himself as the Cale who came from tBoaH? Is that because that Cale’s regressed body belongs to him now and he knows the events of tBoaH from the book and OG Cale? Or does he figure the two of them are too closely linked now to be considered separate entities anymore? Idk why but this statement is just making me curious!

    Seven original families of Hunters. One “perished”, one betrayed and escaped. We aren’t given a time frame for when all of this happened other than that these families existed a long time ago and the Red Blood family perished a long time ago. The Red Blood family perishing a long time ago means they likely aren’t the Thames, and CJS would have said if it was. The White Blood family could still be Thames however, since they betrayed the Hunters, though the name is more reminiscent of White Star. Maybe the Thames are neither, but worked alongside the Red or White Blood families to oppose the other five Hunter families?

    I can update my Fredo guesses now though! So he might not be an evil Hunter after all, and could know a lot just because of being from one of these families instead! Maybe he worked with the Thames in the past?

    Also curious about the heart and phrase Jung Yi-Rang used to open the red portal thing. Maybe it isn’t that a sacrifice or a life specifically is required, but instead just a lot of life force? If so, this does not bode well for our sacrificial MC with the magic heart dagger and a body filled with abundant life force. I can see Cale stabbing himself in order to travel to save other worlds that he’s already attached to, if that does end up being a thing.

    I’m also wondering if CJS and the God of Death used the memories from characters who died in tBoaH to form the events of the book, since often the passages are from the POV of someone who died, like Raon or Toonka. That would mean that Choi Han and Clopeh would likely have died at some point in later volumes too though, since both of them were focused on as heroes in the books. The GoD probably had access to their memories if they were dead, right?

    Anyways. It makes me quite sad that Cale has so many equally awful failures that none of them could be used. Just makes me want to slap Sayeru again for saying Cale has never experienced failure before. I’m glad Cale got to see an embarrassed/nervous baby version of LSH though! Very cute.

      1. aly

        Thanks! I maybe speculate a bit much but it’s fun!

        Newest idea is, if there are 5 remaining families of 7, and there are 5 coloured tests from the Sealed God, then if the families are all colour-related, couldn’t they match the test colours? Plus White and Red Blood families that’re now excluded from the group and thus not colours/powers the Sealed God can use for his tests, maybe. Makes 7. So the Bridle of Karma families’ powers probably correspond to the tests in some way, like Sloth affecting memory.

  14. Emma

    // Cale’s face still seemed indifferent while looking at Lee Soo Hyuk, but his eyes were full of joy and delight. There was also this thick sense of longing.

    Cale honey your gay is showing. Ok but the soos trio always make me sob. He was so happy just too see them both from far. Screaming shaking crying throwing up ilovethem somuch


    1. Aynat Rae

      Talking about gayness

      I don’t know if it just me or that I really really ship Cale and Alberu together

      I mean their personalities are like a match made in heaven!

    1. WhiteRabbit

      Well, only keeping track of hair colour as a genetic foundation, we’d be able to say the Thames are the red bloods, the Sekkas are the white bloods, and Crossman might be some sort of yellow/golden bloods. Since you know, apparently descendants in those families somehow all have the same hair colour (with exception of Alberu, but that might be explained away with a “dark elf blood is a dominant gene type”). Also, the Hunters might’ve gotten a brain aneurysm when going to KRS’s South-Korea, since apparently everyone there is from some sort of black blood family. (j/k)

      But that’s keeping it simple.

      1. aly

        Ooo this is really cool idea! I totally think the White Bloods could the Sekka line. Still iffy on whether Thames is Red Blood since they would have only “perished” recently, but we don’t know how long CJG has been out here, so to him it could be a long time. The time element is what makes it all so much more confusing to work out!

  15. Aynat Rae

    Truth be told, I would’ve been disappointed if Cale just breezed through a level but didn’t receive any consequences

    And man I just love how the Indignity test has just been multiplied in difficulty

    Though I do wonder who the other families are and I really do love ‘WhiteRabbit’s’ theory about the bloods

    This story just gets even more complex and interesting!

  16. Chaos! Destruction!

    //– Proceeding to the next test as according to the manual.

    ‘Oh. This is great.’

    As color returned to Cale’s face…

    – Next test, indignity. The difficulty level of the indignity test has been modified to two times the normal level.

    ‘Hmm? …This is not good.’//

    Author: hoho tidak semudah itu ferguso

  17. Great and Mighty!


    //Cale’s face turned as cold as ice.

    It was not because he was angry or because he turned cold-hearted.

    “…What the hell?”

    He had lost all color because he became anxious.//

    Good luck Cale, I know that you can- Pfft– c,can life your- Pfft- your slacker life– Pfft— *cough cough*

    //Continuously deciphering the causes of failure in the past and thinking about the uncertainties of the future to protect the present and the future… That was something Cale felt was normal for him to do in order to organize information and analyze data.//

    Uh… Yeah, that’s uh… Normal. Yup, yup! That’s normal! Definitely Normal!! *COUGH*

  18. aly

    //Proceeding to the next test as according to the manual.//
    – CJG said that even some office workers have become gods before, so now I am just picturing the temple’s robotic voice as like, a call centre worker in another dimension following standard operating procedures on behalf of their boss, sealed god 😛


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