Chapter 425: Chapter 425 – Military Drill Ground, Swearing Brotherhood!
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
The entire Feng Tou Mountain appeared to have become a magnet that attracted fire-type monsters.
With just this, Wei Xiao Bei believed that Zhao Yun’s words were not a lie. It appeared that a Phoenix might have truly been buried in these mountains.
Phoenixes were well-known supernatural birds.
In simpler terms, it was an auspicious creature in Chinese Mythology. It is also a totem in certain places in Chinese history. If it is defined, then it is the apex of fire-based mythological creatures, the king of all birds.
Even the Golden Crow was somewhat weaker in stature.
The corpse of the Phoenix in the eyes of the other fire-based monsters was a treasure that could help them level up!
Let alone others, Wei Xiao Bei was already an example. To obtain Zhao Yun’s skills and gain the secrets to becoming a 4-Star Creature, didn’t he willingly jump into a hole?
Moreover, those fire-based monsters were not as smart as Wei Xiao Bei.
Just like that, it could be understood why fire-based creatures were repeatedly attacking the place.
The only way to settle this attack was to leave the place.
However, it was easy to imagine that no matter what reason it was, Zhao Yun would not bring his troops away from that place.
Naturally, the losses that the Shu-Han troops were suffering was not small.
According to Zhao Guang, in just three months, they had already lost about a thousand soldiers. As for the equipment and resources lost, those were uncountable, making their situation a bit difficult.
Wei Xiao Bei nodded his head as he imagined it.
Even if Zhao Yun was undefeated under heaven, there was too much of a burden so he could not use most of his battle skills. He could only passively endure the monster’s attacks.
If it was not like that, how could Zhao Yun be easily injured with his strength?
Thinking up to here, Wei Xiao Bei could not help but ask, “How is your father’s injury now?”
Zhao Yun was Wei Xiao Bei’s idol ever since he was small. Next, they were about to become sworn brothers, so Wei Xiao Bei had to worry a bit.
“Reporting to uncle, after eating uncle’s dishes, father’s injury became a lot better.”
Zhao Guang quickly answered.
Nobody was an idiot. Wei Xiao Bei’s cooking had some benefits and helped Zhao Yun’s recovery.
However, Wei Xiao Bei also knew that Zhao Yun had not fully recovered yet from Zhao Guang’s words.
That said, a strong person like Zhao Yun should already reach an unbelievable recovery speed. The Golden Crow’s child was also quite strong as it could injure Zhao Yun to this degree.
Before Wei Xiao Bei clarified this matter, a guard had called him to the military drill grounds. It appears that Zhao Yun had finished his preparations.
For an army garrisoned in the mountains, military drill grounds were not lacking.
In short, the military drill ground was located in an open space not far from the mouth of the valley. The ground had been trampled flat as troops entered.
Wei Xiao Bei had seen a film on the Oath of the Peach Garden that was sworn by Liu Bei before.
He had previously seen Liu Bei swear an oath of brotherhood with Zhang San. He envied it when he was studying and swore oaths with his classmates.
However, those were only games. Everyone went to their high schools, causing them to communicate less. The so-called sworn brothers were only a game for them.
It was different now. Being able to swear an oath of brotherhood with an ancient person like Zhao Yun was very important. It’s said that sworn brothers were much more intimate than even familial relationships.
Although sworn brothers were important, Zhao Yun did not make the ceremony too extravagant to the point that he invited all soldiers.
No matter what was said, this was a private matter.
However, even if that was so, the military drill ground had a big incense burner table in the middle with an incense burner on top and two wooden tablets behind it. There were two wine cups in front of the censer with wine in it. It was unknown where the wine came from.
As for the people attending the ritual, there were high ranking officials like colonels and majors. There were also some low officials such as station commanders and squadron commanders.
Seeing Wei Xiao Bei looking at the censer table, Zhao Yun chuckled, “The barracks is a bit simple and crude, I have let Little Brother Wei see such a poor performance.”
At this moment, Zhao Yun addressed Wei Xiao Bei in a public place.
“This is already very grand.”
Wei Xiao Bei waved his hand. How could he dare be picky? He knew how important such an event was and he was very happy about it.
There was nothing extraordinary about the entire oath ceremony. The two of them walked to the table, cut their wrists, and dripped blood into the wine. Afterward, they kneeled and prayed to the heavens, inviting the heavens to bear witness to their oath, proving that even if they were not real brothers, they were willing to become sworn brothers. They did not ask to be born in the same year, month, and day, but they asked to die in the same year, month, and day. After this, they would treat each other with sincerity similar to relatives.
Then the two of them inserted their incense sticks, took the respective wine cups and drank them.
The blood of the other person flowed down the other, signifying that they were linked by blood. This was the oath ceremony.
Now the oath ceremony had ended.
“Second Little brother!” Before this Zhao Yun still felt distant from Wei Xiao Bei, but after the ceremony, he suddenly became a lot more intimate and called Wei Xiao Bei intimately.
In truth, Wei Xiao Bei thought that he might reject the notion of calling Zhao Yun his big brother and thought that he might barf, but who knew why, after drinking the wine, he felt a lot more intimate with Zhao Yun. He felt the warmth and unconsciously called out.
“Come, come, come, little brother, let big brother introduce you to everyone.”
My brother is Zhao Yun!
In truth, Wei Xiao Bei was incomparably excited and became a bit disoriented after being pulled by Zhao Yun.
“This is Lieutenant-general Zhou Da. He has an outstanding martial prowess and leads an army of a thousand!”
“This is the station soldier’s colonel, Li Lan Feng. He leads an elite force.”
Next, Zhao Yun introduced the generals to Wei Xiao Bei. Although they had already got to know each other during the feast, he only had the status of a guest.
Now, it was different. He was now Zhao Yun’s second little brother. It could be considered as Zhao Yun bringing him into the scope of his power.
There were countless officials that Wei Xiao Bei recognized.
For example, the Lieutenant General was a 4-Star Elite Creature! He could truly be said as having outstanding martial prowess. Although his name was not left behind in the annals of history, he was someone strong in this place.
On the other hand, the station soldier’s colonel was also a 4-Star Elite Creature.
Afterward, there were a few more 4-Star Elite soldiers. Other than that, there were also quite a few normal 4-Star soldiers and a lot of 3-Star Terror soldiers.
This was truly shaking their hands in welcome.
Wei Xiao Bei was the eldest in his home. He was also the senior amongst his generation of relatives. Below him were little sisters and little brothers, and he had never experienced being taken care of by big brothers or big sisters.
Today, he had been drawn in by Zhao Yun. He did not feel the disgustingness of touching men intimately from Zhao Yun. On the contrary, he felt excitement at being treated as Zhao Yun’s brother.
In truth, the impulse of bringing Zhao Yun back to the real world and introducing him to his parents as his big brother rose from within him.
“Little brother, this is my son, Zhao Tong. You have seen him before.”
Just when Wei Xiao Bei was a bit dizzy, Zhao Yun had brought him into the place where his eldest son had been confined.
“Tong greets uncle.”
Zhao Ting was very respectful as he cupped his hands in front of Wei Xiao Bei.
In the Han Dynasty, there was no need to kneel to the emperor. The only time to kneel was when worshipping the heavens and the ancestors.
After Zhao Tong was Zhao Guang.
It ended after seeing both of them.
Wei Xiao Bei was a bit hesitant and braced himself, asking “Big brother, where is sister-in-law?”
In truth, Zhao Yun’s wife had been a big debate in history. The number of stories left everyone dazzled.
As Zhao Yun’s second brother, greeting the sister-in-law was also a necessary etiquette.
Hearing this question, Zhao Yun let out a bitter smile and shook his head. Seeing that his father was in a bit of distress, Zhao Tong being the eldest quickly whispered, “Mother already passed away a long time ago.”
“Brother, my condolences.”
Wei Xiao Bei did not dare ask anymore. He originally wanted to display himself but it had accidentally backfired.
Could it be that the bad luck is still active on my body?
“No problem. It’s just that I feel bad about having failed her from time to time.”
Zhao Yun waved his hand and pulled Wei Xiao Bei to his tent.
After entering the tent, Zhao Yun let Zhao Tong and Zhao Guang bring the other guards to the outside of the tent. Only then did both of them sit down facing each other.
Wei Xiao Bei knew that the matter had come. Since they were sworn brothers, he would have to assist in Zhao Yun’s matter without trying to calculate losses or gains.
Zhao Yun looked at Wei Xiao Bei and did not talk about his matter yet. He asked, “As brothers, I think little brother’s complexion is a bit bad?”
Zhao Yun already spoke tactfully. If it was another person, they might have just asked if he had been possessed.
Wei Xiao Bei did not hide it and immediately told him the matter of the curse on him.
After hearing this, Zhao Yun became a bit serious. He extended his hand and pressed on Wei Xiao Bei’s forehead. Soon, white air appeared and charged on Wei Xiao Bei’s face.
Wei Xiao Bei felt warm on his entire face. Then, Zhao Yun pulled back his hand and sighed, “If your brother had not been injured, I could help you drive off this witchcraft. A pity….”
Wei Xiao Bei also felt depressed, but then he thought and worried about Zhao Yun, “Big brother, this little brother had learned medicine in the past, why not let me take a look?”
Hearing this, Zhao Yun smiled, “Then I’m relying on you.”