Rhode didn't know what happened at the base camp because he had more important things to handle .
Lurking in the bushes, Rhode vigilantly watched the base camp not far from him . It had to be said that the Jade Tears mercenary group really had done a full preparation . They followed the trace that Rhode and others left behind along the way . They patiently trailed them from far behind; had Rhode not been well prepared from the start to let Old Walker check the key location where they might appear, the group might have successfully passed through them . And if that happened, things were going to get troublesome .
Although he was determined to kill all these worms, Rhode didn't attack immediately . He spent the whole afternoon circling the Jade Tears mercenary group . After he made sure that there was no other reinforcement, he was finally relieved .
Rhode was no stranger to this kind of battle . Although the Jade Tears mercenary group was fully prepared, it was still far inferior to the other players . In the game, when attacking the enemy, a player would use any means to face them . Especially in large guilds like Rhode's, they would very easily become the target of others . It was common for guilds to sneak up, scheme, and even lose decorum against others . Rhode had also been ambushed by others and set up ambushes himself too . After engaging in many years of battle with other players, he had become familiar with these tactics .
But still, after the catharsis of meeting players that were a combination of personalities that were dirty, shameless, and held sinister intent, the Jade Tears mercenary group's ambush was like a woman that was undressed with not a single piece of cloth to cover her . With only a little bit force, she would immediately fall to their schemes .
Originally, Rhode worried that the Jade Tears would also use dirty tricks, but now it seemed that he had worried too much . The Jade Tears didn't even expect that they would be found out—they just dispatched some scouts to patrol outside from time to time . If they were seen by others, they would only think that those people came to the forest just to adventure .
Rhode had lost interest towards these guys . Since they were from the Jade Tears mercenary group, they definitely needed to be killed . The more people dead, the less troublesome it would be in the future . Not only that, if their mercenary group dwindled without a battle, it would deter the other mercenary groups as well . If he could completely finish the Jade Tears using this method, he wouldn't mind at all .
The night was getting dark .
To prevent arousing suspicion, the Jade Tears mercenary group didn't light any bonfire . The surroundings gradually became quiet, with only the sound of insects echoing from time to time, as if the night was playing a lullaby .
It was time to move .
Rhode gestured towards Old Walker, who was beside him . Their figures disappeared in the darkness like that of two poisonous snakes .
Bell walked out of the tent where the cold wind was blowing . "Damn it . "
Feeling the chill, Bell cursed in low voice . If not for the generous reward, he definitely wouldn't have come to this haunted place to suffer .
Bell's heart was filled with dissatisfaction, but he didn't say anything . As an old Jade Tears mercenary group member, he had long been swayed by Frank's money . In his opinion, there was nothing more important than money in the world . With money, you could have position, authority, and women . Without money, you would not have anything . Money, he believed, was the supreme existence in this world .
Precisely because of this, he had become Frank's henchmen .
Bell didn't know what Frank wanted to do; he only cared about how much money he could earn . So when Frank sent him and his men to Twilight Forest in order to destroy the Starlight mercenary group, Bell didn't hesitate and immediately agreed . For no other reason than seeing a bag of gold coins on his desk, the warrior made this kind of decision .
After glancing around the tent and making sure that those fools didn't notice him, Bell slowly walked to the edge of the base camp . Soon, he could see the female ranger that he assigned to guard the area . At this moment, she was bored, yawning while leaning on the tree . Seeing Bell arrival, the girl didn't look surprised . To the contrary, she smiled at him .
Bell smiled back and walked to her side . He couldn't wait to reach out to explore beneath her leather armor . He began kneading the two soft, plump peaks on her body . This female ranger had joined Bell's group after being hired by Frank . When he saw her for the first time, he was already attracted by her . After spending a huge sum of money, this woman who originally intended to act prudish immediately fell to his knees and become his intimate companion on the bed . The reason he sneaked out from the tent was to kill some time due to boredom . After all, in this era, it was the only night activity which was mentally and physically a joy without having to waste too much time .
What Rhode said about the Jade Tears mercenary group being a group of trash wasn't necessarily considered wrong, as a person bought by money had no loyalty at all . Naturally, their morals and integrity didn't exist . Frank himself also knew that his men had no other use beside adding more number to his mercenary group's strength . Maybe that's also the reason why they followed him quietly from behind like a thief .
"Hehehe, it seems that you really cannot wait anymore . . . "
"Leader, you have finally come, I've been waiting for you . "
Facing Bell's teasing, the girl smiled and walked forward . She pushed her voluptuous chest towards his, then reached her hands towards his neck and kissed him on the lips .
"Uu . . . mmm . . . "
Bell reached out to pinch her chest, then chuckled . Facing the man before her, the woman showed a tempting expression: she lightly smiled and took the initiative to get closer to Bell's arms . She didn't hide her attitude, smiled, then stretched out both of her hands . Facing the temptation, Bell also didn't plan to retreat . He revealed his manhood and couldn't wait to hug the woman . Then the sound of growls and excitement echoed .
Rhode quietly lurked in the bushes, holding his breath while watching the intense movement from the two people before him . Although faced with such an unexpected scene, he didn't feel embarrassed . He was only surprised, but immediately calmed down . He didn't attack immediately, instead enjoying the "Moment of Bliss" before him .
Completely unaware that they were being watched, their movements were getting even more intense . Perhaps, it was because it was even more exciting to do it in the wilderness . They were slowly being intoxicated in it and even began to roar and moan in low voice . As the proverb says, a moment of bliss is worth a thousand pieces of gold . If they didn't enjoy this beautiful night, then there might be no more chance to do it .
In fact, it was indeed too late already .
Because at this time, Rhode gracefully jumped out of the grass like a cat .
His red sword quietly pierced through Bell's chest and the woman's throat, holding them against the tree .
Death always came suddenly—just like that .
Bell instantly stopped shaking and the woman horrifyingly opened her eyes wide . There was not even a slightest hint of anger in their eyes . On their body, yellow liquid mixed with spurts of white, flowing down and falling on the grass . It emitted a disgusting smell .
Rhode pulled back his sword and the bodies that lost their support fell to the ground, breathless .
But to Rhode, it seemed as though nothing had happened . He only glanced around, then once again slinked into the darkness without a trace .
At this moment, the base camp was all silent inside .
Old Walker set down the dagger in his hand . Under his feet lay a man whose neck had been slitted . His eyes were wide open, looking at the starry sky before him . It looked like he wasn't even aware of what was happening . Maybe he also had no need to be aware anymore .
"How was it?" Rhode walked out from the bushes and whispered .
"I finished the people over there, how about you, kid?"
"It was easier than expected . I never thought I would see a pair of wild couple there . They didn't even notice my existence . It looks like the Jade Tears mercenary group is just as unskilled as I thought they were . "
Rhode stopped speaking . He looked at the base camp with serious expression, then gestured . "Leave the rest to me . "
When the only survivor had woken from his deep sleep, Rhode and Old Walker's cold faces appeared before him .
"Who are you!?"
After clearly looking at the two people before him, he immediately jumped up . At the same time, he quickly reached out and touched his side . But he no longer had any weapon . Instead, he suddenly felt an intense pain .
The red sword mercilessly pierced through his arm and set him against the ground . His scream echoed through the forest . The birds that had originally fallen into deep sleep were immediately startled awake after hearing the scream . They fluttered their wings and flew towards the sky .
"I think it's better for you to save some energy, Mr . whose name I don't know . "
Facing the man who was trying to struggle, Rhode was still as relaxed and calm as usual . He pulled a chair and sat before that man .
"Your comrades have died; only you are left . If your performance is good, then I might consider letting you live . If your performance is not good enough . . . "
Rhode didn't finish, but the meaning behind his words was already clear enough .
At this moment, the man no longer tried to resist . He only held his arm while nodding his head . He was not stupid; he screamed very loudly, but no one came to check on him . That probably meant that everyone had already died . No one—including him—wished to welcome their own death .
"Very good . "
Seeing that the man had nodded, Rhode clapped his hand in satisfaction . Then, he moved closer towards the man, his eyes showing a trace of coldness .
"Then, next . . . I have some questions to ask you . . . I hope you can answer them truthfully . "