Chapter 839 Deceiving
Date- 3 April 2321
Location- Sky Blossom City, Guild Association Mall, Warehouse no.234, Card Lab
Hearing Asong’s appraisal of Aba Agatha mentally began to consider Asong’s advice but soon she shook her head because she could not push Aba to the extreme like Asong suggested, maybe that is the best route for Aba but she can’t put her princess in the harm’s way knowingly, her heart did not allow it. As Asong pointed out Agatha indeed treated Aba as her little sister, and she will continue to because for her Aba will always be the cute little girl who used to wet her till she was eight.
“Enough about this, Asong show me your origin card info, there aren’t any peeking eyes in here right?” I asked Asong impatiently.
“Fine, here you go. But better keep the info secret.” Asong handed me her grimoire while warning me to keep the abilities of her origin card secret.
Since over souls were in this space, we could summon our grimoire and use it. But the use of the high-grade card in this space may cause it to collapse as the dream space’s strength was directly proportional to Asong’s realm, it was already a miracle that this dream space was able to contain the presence of the strong Card emperor and semi-demigod souls in it. I guess this was possible because Anna, Ann, and Agatha are suppressing their strength to avoid stressing the dream space into a collapse. If the dream space collapse it is not a big problem because the soul inside will return to their original bodies hibernating inside the shell of the shell monster.
“Don’t worry, I keep all my client’s info confidential.” Assuring Asong, I took over her grimoire to see the card info of her origin card.
[Card Name: Life Core
Card Type: Origin card
Card Rank: Unique Grade
Card Rating: –
Card Durability: –
Card Effect: The Card apprentice’s soul is protected and nurtured in a life core. Card apprentice cannot be killed until the life core is destroyed.
Additional Effect: Supreme Regeneration, Life Core Guardian.
Note: When the Life Core Guardian has not been summoned the live core is within the card apprentice.]
Supreme Regeneration: The card apprentice can regenerate at an incredible rate as long as their life core is intact.
Life Core Guardian: A monster summoned by the card apprentice to guard their life core.
“Are you happy now that you have read my origin card info?” Asong asked me as she snatched her grimoire from my hand.
“You could have told me that you don’t want to share your origin card info with me instead of hiding the crucial info of your origin card with illusion,” I said to Asong’s face after realizing that she was hiding most of her origin card info by overlaying an illusion over her grimoire page. So that she could hide the crucial info about her origin from me and only show me what she wanted me to see. This was the reason why Asong who was hesitant to show me her origin card info outside readily gave it to me in her dream space where she could control what one sees and hears.
“If I did, would you have stopped pestering me?” Asong asked me in return, making it clear to me that she felt no guilt for trying to trick me with the ability I created for her. Ah, the irony is not lost on me. But I can understand where Asong was coming from she wanted to keep her origin card abilities hidden because they were that tempting. But she did not know that I had a more tempting cheat than hers, I could care less about her origin card.
“Yes, I would have left it alone. If you had said that you did not want to share your origin card info with me, I would have understood that you simply want to keep the abilities of your origin card secret. Instead, you choose to deceive me. I got to say I am a little disappointed.” I was speaking the truth if Asong had just said that she did not want to share her origin card info with me I would not pester her again but would have tried to get what I wanted the other way, that is by hanking into her grimoire. I thought of doing that earlier but since she was an influential figure, her grimoire has many security measures against grimoire hacking. So If I were to even try to hack her grimoire the relevant authorities will be notified of the malpractice. But with time I would have found a way around it.
“I could bring myself to say no to you. After all, you were the one who created this card.” Asong answered feeling a little guilty learning that a simple no would have sufficed instead of her trying to deceive her new friend. But the real reason why she chose not to say she couldn’t and instead chose to deceive her friend was that she was worried that if she said no to her friend’s face it would strain the relationship between them. But she knew this was just a reason she used to comfort her guilty conscious because if she really cared about her relationship with her friend then she would have trusted her friend with her secret.
“Great, that you remember I was the one who create this origin card I thought you forgot and cut the crap. You are a politician, saying no is part of your job. Well deceiving people is also part of your job so there is no helping it I guess. But don’t worry your secret is safe with me, unlike you, I am a good friend.” Asong used her soul illusion to hide most of her origin card info, it would have worked if not for my origin card soul pupils, which helped me look past the illusion and read the complete info of Asong’s origin card. As for the last sentence, I was hinting to Asong that her illusion did not work and I know the complete info of her origin card.
Asong didn’t seem surprised hearing my words because she figured if I knew she was using her illusion to deceive me then I could look past her illusion and read the hidden card info.