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List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 40 Preparing for God Offering Day
According to the tradition of the tribe, the annual God Offering day is held under the auspices of the oracle. As the person closest to God, the oracle naturally enjoys a position unmatched by others. But now the situation is the drifter beastman tribe doesn’t have an oracle. During God Offering day in the past, Patrik will get everyone to present food that they hunted for the beast god. However, it’s different for them now. They have their own tribe, so their celebration should be more formal, but an oracle is the person chosen by God himself. They can’t just grab someone to host the ceremony.
The God Offering day will still be held, so everyone gathered together to discuss who should be picked to be the oracle for God Offering day. As a result of everyone’s discussion, they agreed that Lin Mu is the most suitable person to do it. Because in their hearts, Lin Mu is the messenger of God, the person God sent to give them hope, and naturally, the person that God recognizes.
Instantly, Lin Mu felt deeply pressured. He is not someone who likes all focus to be placed on him. Lin Mu really wanted to say that he couldn’t do it and that it is too unreliable to get him to host the celebration. Moreover, he has stage fright. So, Lin Mu desperately wants to throw away this responsibility to other people, and the best target is Patrik. When he nominated Patrik, Lin Mu felt that his reasoning is really sufficient.
“As the leader of the tribe, who leads the tribe to a better life, you are the most appropriate person to host the celebration. It also can reflect our respect for the beast god, because you are the person with the highest status in our tribe. Last but not least, you are the strongest warrior in the tribe, so you can give the beast god more ‘face’.”
Lin Mu still remembers the time when he was still studying in the university, it’s always the person with the highest status in the school to come receive the higher-ups, who came for inspection, so that one can see how much importance the school give for this matter.
Patrik knows that sometimes Lin Mu’s thoughts are quite different from them, but they have a natural admiration for their beast god.
“Mu Mu, only the oracle, the person closest to the beast god can let the beast god sense their offerings. Mu Mu, do you know why we respect our god so much?”
Whenever the beast god is mentioned, Lin Mu could feel that Patrik’s expression and tone are very respectful.
“Because it is God’s gift that makes us a beastman.”
Patrik told Lin Mu an old legend about the beast god.
God Offering day is on the 10th day after the rainy season. Legend has it that before the beast god descends, this continent is full of uncultivated beasts. It is usually safe, and the animals follow the laws of natural selection. However, when the rainy season comes, many animals will become crazy for some reason. They will become fierce and brutal, attacking is all they can think of in their heads. Even their own children will be torn into pieces by them, and the wild beasts will eventually die from their own madness.
Every year, the coming of the rainy season indicates a bloodbath, like a curse they can never escape. The rainy season will kill a large number of animals, so as years passed, this continent began to become bleak. Everyone can foresee that if the madness of the rainy season continues, there will be no more creatures left in this continent. And at this moment, their great beast god came.
A great god watched as the animals lose their sanity in the rain and attacked anyone in sight, causing the great god to feel pitiful for them. He used his divine power to stop the crazy beasts and let them spend the rainy season safely. But the great god couldn’t find the reason that made the animals crazy during the rainy season, and the great god can only stay in this continent for a limited time. If he left the continent, the animals would go crazy once again during the rainy season.
Finally, the great god came up with a way. He turned those powerful beasts into beastmen, giving them wisdom and the ability to transform. Moreover, in order to help them procreate, the great gods turned some of the fierce beasts into females. The great god believes that a beastman with wisdom can use his perseverance to resist the thing that caused them to go crazy. And facts have proven that the great god’s approach is correct.
After the animals became beastmen, they no longer become mad during the rainy season. Every time the rainy season comes, they will work together to kill those powerful mad beasts to minimize their loss. Year after year, finally, the curse of the rainy season disappeared, and the animals will no longer go crazy during the rainy season.
Looking at the continent that has become normal, and full of vitality because of the beastmen, the great god can see that everything is heading in the right direction and can leave with peace of mind. The beastman are very grateful to the great god for his help and grace; hence they decided to hold the great god as their beast god and the day when the great god left is designated as the God Offering day. On this day, the beastman will come up with the best gift to offer to the great god. Over time, the God Offering day has become the most important festival for beastmen.
After hearing the legend about God Offering day and the great god, Lin Mu felt very emotional and said, “This great god is really amazing, to think of the idea of turning the fierce beasts into humans. Comparing to the Nuwa Goddess1 moulded humans from clay, this great god’s idea is a level higher. Clay figurines are easy to make, but can you imagine how much patience it takes to turn a beast into a human being?” Lin Mu’s thought derailed as he sighed with emotions.
Looking at Lin Mu zoning out, Patrik solemnly held Lin Mu’s shoulder and said, “Mu Mu, in my heart, you are the gift given by the beast god to me, the gift given to our entire tribe. You must be chosen by the beast god, the messenger that brought us hope. Therefore, you are the most appropriate person to host God Offering day.”
Lin Mu frowned, he is not a messenger of God. He was just a person who unexpectedly transmigrated. He really didn’t know what great god.
“Patrik, I am not a messenger of God. My appearance in this continent is just a coincidence.”
Patrik smiled and said, “The fact that you came to this continent, and we met, I believe these are God’s arrangements.”
Lin Mu could be said as a complete atheist. In the 21st century, very few countries actually believed in gods. But when he thought of his transmigration, the magical thing that he crossed between time and space, maybe it has something to do with their god. However, Lin Mu felt that some things still need to be made clear, “Although I don’t know why I came here, I can confirm that I really don’t know your beast god. Even when I’m sleeping, I have never dreamed about any god before.”
Patrik rubbed Lin Mu’s hair, “I believe you.”
Thinking about the God Offering day, Lin Mu sighed, “What should I do with the God Offering day?” He was worried.
“Don’t worry, the ceremony is straightforward. The main thing we need to think about is the gift to the beast god.”
“Gifts…” About this, Lin Mu can try thinking for some.
Lin Mu has been feeling frustrated over the gift to the beast god these days. He brought Phil and the others together to discuss what to prepare.
“How did your former tribe prepare the gifts?”
“We will catch some animals and slaughter them during the celebration. Then the females will make the most beautiful fur into clothes for the beast god.”
Lais: “Some tribes will also try to offer new things to the beast god. If the gift is received by the beast god, it means the tribe will be blessed.”
“Is the beast god really going to see the gifts you presented?”
Lin Mu never thought that there would actually be a god who would check out the gifts that everyone gave him. He always thought that God Offering day will be like a typical offering day by those people who have an altar of the god in their house.
They nodded, and Sasha added that his tribe once offered a very rare feather, he saw the feather disappeared. His tribe people were jumping with joy.
Lin Mu thought, it seems that this beast god is closer to the people.
Sasha: “Lin Mu, what gift shall we prepare for the beast god? Have you thought about it yet?”
“No, that’s why I asked you guys to discuss it together.”
Hearing that Lin Mu asked them for help, the females started to brainstorm for gifts.
Sasha couldn’t think of anything at all and said, “The beast god is so powerful, he can get whatever he wants, so it is tough to think. I wonder if God eats food or not? If he does eat food, maybe he will like Lin Mu’s homecooked food.”
A lightbulb flashed in Lin Mu’s head all of a sudden. “That’s right, we offered food to the gods back at my place!” Lin Mu has decided and clenched his fists. “Sasha, Phil, Lais, let’s go up the mountain today. If there are unexpected gains2, maybe we can make something delicious for the beast god.”
“If it’s delicious, I want to eat it too.” Sasha, Foodie No.1.
“Me too.” Phil, Foodie No. 2 also expressed his respect for Lin Mu’s food.
By comparison, Lais is more reserved.
“Relax, it will be yours after the beast god has his turn.”
Just after Lin Mu has spoken, Misha came in. Seeing the females preparing to go out, Misha asked, “Where are you going?”
“To the mountain, does Misha want to join us?” Phil asked with a smile.
As soon as Misha heard that they are going up the mountain, his eyes lit up, and he quickly nodded, “I want to go.”
Lin Mu readily agreed, one or two extra people doesn’t change anything. “Go tell Casso and Qiuqiu to go together as well.”
“En.” Misha happily went out to search for the small ones.
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