Chapter 163: Hatred runs deep
“Why?” Sima You Yue didn’t understand and asked the question that everyone was thinking about.
“Because you don’t have any proof of identity!” Bai Yun Qi said, “This place requires you to have proof of identity before you can use the Teleportation Array. If you don’t have one, you need to go to the Spirit Master Academy in the city to make one. Us on the outside, we… cough cough. Don’t really… like… people from the land of exile. If they knew that you came out from that land of exile, I’m not too sure what will happen. There will be no problems if you follow me.”
“You’re a universal proof of identity?” Fatty Qu asked.
“Us military men have no need to show our identity cards one by one when we use the Array. At that time, you just have to follow us military men and it will be fine.” Bai Yun Qi said.
This place even needed an identity card. In a single moment, Sima You Yue thought of how she also needed an identity card whenever she walked around outside in the past.
She took a look at the others and saw that they looked to be fine with anything, so she replied, “Since this is the case, we’ll follow you first. However, will this bother you all?”
“No problem, in any case, we’ve come here to complete a mission. It’s about done now, we just have to catch that purple fox.”
When he spoke about the purple fox, everyone thought of the conversation between him and the Red three eyed pig earlier and could not help but smile.
Bai Yun Qi knew what Sima You Yue and the others were thinking and scratched the back of his head, saying somewhat embarrassedly, “Anyway, since we have no idea where the purple fox has run off to now, I’ll bring you back to our camp first.”
Bai Yun Qi brought them towards the direction of his camp. On the road, they just realised something. This guy had quite a good level of talent, but was a directional idiot. He had to completely rely on the Red Three Eyed Pig for direction.
So, apart from being like a hunting dog, was this Red Three Eyed pig also being used as a seeing-eye dog?
Having this kind of owner… everyone looked at the Red Eyed Pig with eyes of pity.
After walking for half a day, they finally reached a spacious plot of land that had ten tents pitched in the middle of the trees.
Seeing Bai Yun Qi appear, the men from the Sand Gull Army all came over. A male who appeared to be middle aged walked over and slapped him on the back saying, “Young Master, where did you run off to on your own? You worried us all to death!”
Sima You Yue and the others looked at Bai Yun Qi in astonishment. They never thought that he would be the young master of the Sand Gull Army.
Bai Yun Qi looked at everyone apologetically, saying, “Uncle Lin, I was taking a walk nearby when I saw a purple fox so I wanted to chase it.”
“Why did you chase it on your own!” Li Kui looked at Bai Yun Qi disapprovingly, saying, “What would happen if you went out and encountered a Divine Beast? What if you went out and couldn’t find your way and got further and further away?”
“Didn’t I come back?” Bai Yun Qi touched his head, “Also, I even brought a few people with me. Right, let me introduce you all, these are friends that I met on the mountain. This is Sima You Yue, Wei Zi Qi, Fatty Qu, Ouyang fei and this pretty lady is Bei Gong Tang.”
“Sima You Yue? A person from the Sima Clan?” Li Kui looked at Sima You Yue and his eyes flashed with unkindness.
“No no!” Bai Yun Qi hurried to explain, “Sima You Yue is from the Dong Chen Kingdom. He isn’t someone from the Sima Clan.”
SIma You Yue and the others thought that everyone would disdain them once they heard that they were people from the Dong Chen Kingdom, but they never expected that everyone’s expressions actually improved.
“As long as they’re not people from the Sima clan.” Li Kui said.
It looked like everyone had a very strong opinion of this Sima Clan!
“You Yue, this is Uncle Li.” Bai Yun Qi pointed at Li Kui and said, “He is the strongest person here.”
“Uncle Li.” Sima You Yue and the others greeted him along with Bai Yun Qi.
“You can take a look around.” Uncle Li said to them before turning to Bai Yun Qi, “Young Master, I have some things that I need to report to you.”
Bai Yun Qi said to the others, “You Yue, Zi Qi, you all can take a look around. I’ll go for a bit and come back.”
Sima You Yue nodded. They were five strangers, so this Li Kui would definitely pull Bai Yun Qi to the side to clarify things.
As a result, after awhile, Li Kui and Bai Yun Qi walked over and said to them, “ Young Master Wei, we still have a bit of the mission left to complete. You all can stay here for a few days in the meantime. Do you all have tents? If not, we can share.”
“Uncle Li has no need to worry, we brought along our own tents.” Wei Zi Qi said with a smile.
“Let’s go, I’ll take you to a place to pitch your tents.” Bai Yun Qi walked up and held Wei Zi Qi by the shoulder as they walked towards an empty clearing.
Sima You Yue and the others nodded to Li Kui as they followed after him.
A man walked over and said while looking at Sima You Yue and the others, “Uncle Li, is there no problem with letting these people remain in the camp?”
“Young Master wishes to help them, so we’ll just let him do what he wants. In any case, they wouldn’t be able to do much even if they wanted to.”
“But, what if they’re spies from the other army.”
“Are you talking about the Domineering Army?” Li Kui asked.
“Right. They’re not too strong, so how could they have traversed the Sofia Mountain range? The road out from Dong Chen Kingdom to here is one fraught with peril, but these people look as if they haven’t been injured at all. I think they’re lying.” The man speculated.
“This is a possibility as well.” Li Kui said, “Especially since we know that the Domineering Army has also accepted this mission. If they complete it faster than we do, the effort we have spent this month would have been for nothing. Watch over them for a bit and see if they have any suspicious activity.”
“Yes, Uncle Li.”
Sima You Yue and the others were listening to Bai Yun Qi talk about the mission this time while pitching their tents. It was only then that they knew the had already been staying in Sofia for a few months.
“Purple Fox blood, Tulip Root and Gourd seed… is someone injured?” Sima You Yue asked.
“How did you know?” Bai Yun Qi looked at Sima You Yue quizzically.
“All the things you’ve listed are things used to refine the Blood Circulation pill. That’s why I know that someone is injured.” Sima You Yue explained.
“Oh, Sima You Yue, are you an alchemist?” Bai Yun Qi asked Sima You Yue with surprised eyes.
“I know a little bit.” Sima You Yue said.
“You really guessed it right. The mission released by Peace City this time didn’t state who, but the scary news we received ascertains that someone has been injured.” Bai Yun Qi said. “The reward for the mission this time is really good, so the number of people who have accepted it is a lot. The three great armies like ours have all acted.”
“Apart from you, who else makes up the three great armies?” Fatty Qu asked.
“Wyvern Army and Domineering Army.” Bai Yun Qi said. “Right, don’t randomly move around when you all are here. If you meet the Domineering Army, don’t say that you’re with us.”
“Because the hatred that runs between us is deep, if we meet, we’ll definitely fight. If they know that you’re with us, I’m afraid that they will take their anger out on you.” Bai Yun Qi explained.
“Is it because you always contest over missions?” Wei Zi Qi asked.
Domineering Army… One would dislike it just by hearing the name. Who knew what kind of army would warrant such a title.