After the beast king got hurt badly, the monster army became a chaotic bunch that was easy to mop up . They reverted to their original behavior of the strong preying on the weak .
It was business as usual for the Giant Beasts Forest .
However, an astute individual would be able to notice a sinister silence in the Giant Beasts Forest . It felt like a beast that was waiting for the perfect chance to make a comeback .
The beast king ran away but he should still be in the Giant Beasts Forest . As such, they didn’t dismantle the camps outside of the Giant Beasts Forest . They fortified their defenses on a daily basis . It’s clear that they are trying to make fortresses to combat the threat of the monster army in the future .
It is very smart for them to prepare while they still can . When the beast king is successfully slain while he is still recovering, this base would lose its meaning . But, if the beast king was to recover first then this base would be a permanent forward operating base for this side of the empire .
Also, Baruba Empire and Feya Empire started building their bases around the same time as the Ailu empire .
The Giant Beasts Forest is at the center of the three empires . It is economically important to all three empires . They built frontier supply towns to capitalize on this treasure trove of a forest . The other empires also had to deal with monster outbreaks .
The Board was originally founded by the leading experts of all three empires . They decided to collaborate and share information and strategies to deal with the crisis surrounding the Giant Beasts Forest . Just like the Ailu empire, they sent expedition teams into the Giant Beasts Forest to make a situational report on this matter .
Unlike the Ailu empire, they didn’t want to turn this into a show-off competition . They didn’t send their younger generations, they made proper teams and they sent them into the forest . The expedition team had at least thirty tier 8 and above individuals inside . Alas, they might be stronger as a whole but their efficiency couldn’t compare to the elite expedition team made of younger people .
For one, they lacked Wu Yan & co who basically carried the elite expedition team . They didn’t complete their mission objectives and had to return empty-handed . It was kinda ironic that a bad team managed to do something that the better team couldn’t .
The three empires regularly sent teams into the Giant Beasts Forest to locate the wounded Beast King . They also continuously added combatants to better their war efforts .
The beasts that lost their brain couldn’t function properly as a unit . They had an easier time wiping them up . Of course, they can only blame Lady Luck if they encountered a high tier monster .
After returning from this trip, Wu Yan & co can only sigh at their apparent bad luck, bad luck for them, others might have different opinions if they heard about their situations .
For one, there was the Beast king . Technically, Yukari defeated him so it should have been enough experience points to at least allow more of them to enter tier 9 . Too bad for them, they didn’t get the experience points .
Maybe the System held it against Yukari for defying its will . It gave a tsundere reason like “Yakumo Yukari is a temporary summon so no EXP can be received by the party for the Beast king’s defeat . ”
Boom, just like that, tons of EXP flew away from Wu Yan .
He almost collapsed from anger . He recovered after spending a long time calming himself down . Of course, he’s still grumbling from time to time but that’s about it .
After that, it was relatively smooth sailing for them . The beast king ran away so the other tier 9 monsters also ran away in fear of the being that squarely handed the beast king’s butt to him . They didn’t get the EXP but at least they were spared from annoying battles, not that they were confident with their own abilities to take down a dozen tier 9 monsters .
Yukari is also a constant headache for Wu Yan .
After coming out of the Giant Beasts Forest, she would go AWOL . If she so pleases, she would appear but he wouldn’t count on it . When he asked her what’s up, she only gave him a mysterious smile . Her cheeky behavior is starting to get on his nerves, he wanted to give her a good spanking as well .
Granted, he wouldn’t tap that ass even if he had x10,000 the courage he had . It would probably end up with him being curb-stomped and tore into pieces or sealed into her Gap…
With no other choice, he allowed her to go wherever she wanted . This world’s top experts ganging up on her would still end with her victory . Even if she somehow lost, she would be able to escape with her Gap .
Yukari also didn’t run amok . She would disappear for days but she would still show her face and her sassy attitude in front of him from time to time . He heaved a sigh of relief for her tactful behavior .
Yukari also blended in well with the other ladies in his company . She used just a few days to get onto first-name basis with the other girls . He’s not worried about her being ostracized by his comrades . She would laugh up a storm with the other ladies when they are chatting together, they are practically soul sisters at this point .
Wu Yan felt like her Yukari-nee-san title had something to do with how Astrea started calling her that from day one . Hinagiku, Mikoto, Shokuhou Misaki, Ikaros, didn’t call her like that but the others all started calling her and treating her like an elder sister .
According to someone who is apparently “Forever 17-years-old”, being called nee-san is a very good thing so her familiarity with the ladies was basically maxed out in the first few days . Of course, the real reason is only known to the ladies themselves .
Wu Yan is currently in his own tent . He also passed Ikaros over to Yukari’s company with the other girls like Hinagiku and Mikoto .
He sat alone on the rug laid out in his tent . He allowed his consciousness to enter the item ring on his hand . This item ring had literal mountains of monster corpses and demonic cores, there are also demonic beast eggs here .
A part of this came from the Misaka Sister who took turns grinding in the forest, they gathered the spoils and passed it to him through one of the Misaka clones .
Fei Fei, Sylph, Bing Ling, and Bishi also gave him a ton of resources as thanks for Yukari saving their lives in the Giant Beasts Forest . Basically, they are repaying their debts of gratitude .
Truth be told, these items are only given to maintain a good relationship with Yukari . Since she had no use for them, she gave them to him so he inadvertently profited from this .
Wu Yan was quite satisfied with their offerings .
Demonic beast corpse can be sold for Item Points, magic cores and crystals could be sold for Ability Points . The eggs can be sold for Summoning Points .
His net worth should skyrocket with all of this .
Wu Yan paid full attention to the monster eggs in his possession . The most valuable commodity to him would be monster eggs, without a doubt .
Thinking about it, he reached out and he drew a line in the air to open the System’s interface . He entered the summoning tab and he looked around until…
Itsuka Kotori: A character inside [Date A Live], a person with multiple personas, she was originally human but she turned into the spirit known as Efreet after a certain encounter .
Summoning points required: 100,000
Tokisaki Kurumi: A character inside [Date A Live], A spirit of time with the title “Nightmare” .
Summoning points required: 95,000
Yatogami Tohka: A character inside [Date A Live], A sword-wielding spirit, titled “Princess”
Summoning points required: 100,000
Yoshino: A character inside [Date A Live], Spirit of Ice, she also created another persona known as Yoshinon, the two are inseparable, titled “Hermit”
Summoning points required: 85,000
Wu Yan was stumped .