CRA Chapter 76 – part 1


Chronos


Grayish blue skin, dark blue eyes, and pointed ears were all characteristics of the saen people.

The visitor in the gray cloak pulled down the cape from his head after being brought to the reception room by Xie Luan. At once the other’s appearance was clearly visible to everyone, it completely matched the above description.

Wrinkles representing the passage of time could be seen at the back of his hands and face. It seemed to everyone that the age of this visitor should not be too different from their former president, he was also an elder.

“Are you Mr. R?” Facing an unfamiliar elder, Xie Luan used formal speech. [1]

“R” was the alias used by the person who had reached out to him on the starnet. For some reason, the moment Xie Luan saw the elder, he was inclined to believe he was this person.

Apart from Xie Luan, the expressions of everyone in the room couldn’t help but change slightly the instance they saw the saen and they subconsciously cast curious gazes at the other.

Truth be told, before today, they had never thought they would be able to see a saen in the flesh.

The reason why the saen race was said to be a rather mysterious race was because this race rarely showed its face in the interstellar.

From the old era until today, they hadn’t heard of the other participating in any events. This race generally only stayed on its own planet, and due to the extraordinary abilities of the saen race, no one in the interstellar wanted to provoke them for no reason.

When it came to establishing diplomacy with other races, the saen race was even more defiant than the shuren people. Their only known ally seemed to be the nox race.

Ever since the conclusion of the big incident more than 30 years ago, it had been even more difficult for other races to see the saen in the interstellar, unless they directly charged into the other’s territory.

The grayish blue skinned saen nodded to Xie Luan, and then revealed his real name, Kelái.

Kelái moved his gaze to the cub held by the youth in front of him. The cub was also wearing a small cloak, making others unable to see the cub’s appearance well. But even if disguised like this, he could make out that the cub was in fact an adult nox.

“Excuse me, regarding the necklace I want to purchase, may I ask what the approximate price range is?” Without thinking about anything else, Xie Luan opened his mouth and asked about the matter of the necklace. “And before then, I hope you can first let me have a look at the real thing.”

“I didn’t bring the necklace, but I can let you see an image.”

The voice of the elder was still very powerful, and as the voice fell, a corresponding holographic image was generated at the place the other’s finger pointed.

A necklace, the material indistinguishable from the one at the scene in Xie Luan’s memory, both the emerald-colored gems inlaid in the ring and the engraved name were completely identical as well.

Xie Luan had only described the general appearance of the item in the wanted ad. There was no doubt that the necklace in this holographic image was indeed the one he was looking for.

Found it.

Although he hadn’t really got it yet, Xie Luan at this time couldn’t help but lightly knead the little horns on the nox’s head through the cape and the tension around his brows and eyes eased up a bit.

According to rumors, the saen was a race that had been on good terms with the noxs. It was quite a coincidence that someone of this race had brought news about the necklace. Xie Luan was now a little hesitant to let the nox held in his arms return to his adult form. If he did, the saen people would know that there was in fact still one nox alive.

However, in the next moment, Xie Luan found his hesitation to be unnecessary. Because after nodding to confirm it to be the item, he heard the person opposite him say, “I am not going to sell this necklace.”

Xie Luan was taken aback. When he subconsciously frowned, the person opposite him continued, explaining, “It goes without saying it should be unconditionally returned to its rightful owner, but before returning the necklace, I first need to confirm that he truly is the owner of the item.”

When combined with the other’s line of sight, the one who he was referring to was very clear.

The other not only knew that the necklace belonged to the nox race, but also immediately noticed that the cloaked cub in his arms was a nox… Xie Luan’s arms immediately became completely empty. The nox originally nestled in his embrace had jumped away and changed back to his humanoid form, he was now silently standing beside Xie Luan with a cold expression.

Seeing the adult nox in standing before him in humanoid form, the elder from the saen race seemed to show a momentary excitement. He bent his waist a little towards the other. This movement was to express gratitude.

He was grateful to the nox race for assisting the saen race in the past. Now facing the last surviving nox, this grace cannot be forgotten.

“How are we going to confirm it?” Xie Luan asked.

“I will need him to follow me back to Chronos, the capital planet of our race, where it can be confirmed.”

Without explaining the specific confirmation method, Kelái only stated this prerequisite requirement first.

This request did not sound reasonable, moreover, it was related to Ya Yi. As a result, Xie Luan was slow to respond; he looked at the nox next to him.

“Don’t want to,” Ya Yi answered in a cold voice.

Compared to the necklace, the youth next to him was more important.

I don’t want to go to a place where I can’t see this person.

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Translator’s note:

I just realized why the description of the saen race sounded familiar– They totally look like the alf race from Onward, haha.


[1] – He actually did not use “Mr” but the formal version of “you”, 您 (nin), instead of 你, (ni). Funny enough, in Swedish the formal you is “ni”, pronounced just like the informal you in Chinese.


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10 thoughts on “CRA Chapter 76 – part 1

  1. I have a feeling this saen has something up his sleeve by the fact that he didn’t take with him the necklace for a reason.

    Thank you for the update!

  2. Poor ML. Nick has gotten more screen time than you. Maybe with this are we might get some character development for you.
    Thank you for the chapter.

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