Chapter 1315: Share Your Burdens
After leaving the small town, Su Mo, Han Ying, and Nie Qian flew another few hundred kilometers before finding another suitable town. Then, as though he was a factory, Su Mo once again devoured the town and obtained a large amount of storage rings, weapons, and corpses of Sorcerer Tribe martial artists. These corpse would serve as his future resources. Normally, martial artists in the Martial Emperor Realm and above would have divine elixirs within them that could last a few dozen years without their Dark Forces dissipating.
Over the next six months, the trio looted town after town, madly devouring the resources they came across. With Han Ying’s Eavesdropping Ear Fighting Soul, finding suitable targets and avoiding detection was simple. Within these months, the three looted six small towns and obtained more five hundred thousand storage rings. Although the owners of these storage rings did not have high cultivation levels and the resources within them were limited, it was still an enormous amount of rings!
Su Mo gave Han Ying and Nie Qian 20 thousand storage rinds each, causing their mouths to drop in disbelief. The three sat facing each other on vast land. They were looking through their treasures.
“Ha, ha! Brother Su, there are 140,000 Lower Spiritual Crystals, more than 8.3 billion Medium Spiritual Stones, and more than 60 thousand weapons within these 20 thousand storage rings you gave me!” Nie Qian face was red with excitement as he laughed. He never knew that obtaining resources would be so easy. With this much wealth, he did not need to worry about cultivating to the Martial Honoured Realm.
“Brother Su, I have more than Brother Nie here!” Han Ying was also all smiles.
“Very good, but this is still not enough, we need to continue looting!” Su Mo nodded his head. The resources he obtained were far more than Nie Qian and Han Ying’s loots combined. He had a few special zones in his storage rings that were almost completely filled with other storage rings. He was too lazy to count the resources he had within them. Once he returned to Star Gu Zhou, he would keep a portion for himself and then give the rest to Firmament Palace.
“Brother Su, we have already looted six small Sorcerer Tribe towns. It might be risky to continue in this way!” Nie Qian’s face turned serious.
“Yes! There are regulations and rules within the Sorcerer Tribe. Every small town has a leader from the Sorcerer Tribe, and every cluster of towns is under the rule of the Nine Guard cities. Finally, these Nine Guard cities are under the jurisdiction of Heavenly Underworld City. Six towns suddenly disappearing; this news should have reached Heavenly Underworld City by now.” Han Ying agreed.
This was the information they obtained in the months they spent here. When Su Mo infiltrated the Sorcerer Tribe, the two of them took turns to train outside and managed to learn much about how it operated.
“This is not a problem, I still have my avatar in Heavenly Underworld City!” Su Mo laughed. He was of one mind with his avatar. In this period of time, his avatar had been routinely going around Heavenly Underworld City and the Nine Guard Cities to greet the respective elders there. With the high status his avatar held in the Sorcerer Tribe, Su Mo would know everything that happened within it.
As of now, the news had yet to reach Heavenly Underworld City. After all, it had only been a short period of time. Even if a cluster found out that a small town had disappeared, they would likely investigate first.
“Go, let’s continue!” Su Mo urged, and the three left their spot to continue looting the towns.
Heavenly Underworld City. The Clan Prefecture. The Hall of Proceedings.
On this particular day, the entire hall was filled. Many key elders and Young Priests gathered in it. As the new Young Priest, Wu Chen was also present among them.
The Grand Priest sat on the main seat in the hall and a meeting was currently underway. Most of the affairs within Heavenly Underworld Star were under the charge of the Grand Priest, and he took care of most of these events.
“Everyone, it hasn’t been peaceful within the Heavenly Underworld Star recently. Based on reports by city clusters, many small towns have suddenly disappeared along with the residents themselves!” announced the Grand Priest, looking at the members in the hall. He had used a strong amount of his willpower to check through the Heavenly Underworld Star for any anomalies, but did not find any. Although his spiritual alertness was strong and he could survey the surroundings within a thousand kilometers from him, Heavenly Underworld Star was simply too big. The Grand Priest’s spiritual awareness could not cover every corner of the star, not even 1% of the entire area.
“What? Such a thing actually happened?” the core elders of the Sorcerer Tribe couldn’t help but express their surprise.
Small towns and tribesmen have disappeared? This is something that has never happened before. Wu Chen’s face remained stoic as he sat quietly on his seat and observed the high level members of the Sorcerer Tribe discuss among themselves.
“Grand Priest, did the respective city cluster find any clues?” asked a key elder.
“They don’t have any leads!” The Grand Priest shook his head and continued, “This matter is rather strange. The small towns were pretty much plucked from thin air, not even the grass was left behind!”
Upon hearing this, the key elders were shocked. Not even grass? This was really strange! However, not everyone was concerned about this matter. After all, it was only a few small towns, not a grave matter to be worried about.
“For this matter, I will open it to the floor. Who is willing to take responsibility of this matter and investigate it?” asked the Grand Priest in a deep voice. He would not personally take charge of such a small matter, but would arrange for some other tribe member to investigate. Wu Chen’s eyes sparkled and he immediately raised himself. Cupping his hands together to salute the Grand Priest, he said,”Grand Priest, I am willing to investigate!”
“You?” staring at Wu Chen, the Grand Priest responded in a deep voice, “I am afraid your cultivation level is too low, you might meet some trouble!” The Grand Priest did not want Wu Chen to take charge of this matter as he still felt that Wu Chen was a mysterious man who kept too many secrets.
He gave Wu Chen the Young Priest badge in order to keep track of his movements. However, his energy in the badge was suddenly blocked by some unknown force, furthering his suspicions. He was sure that Wu Chen wasn’t a simple man and must be keeping a large secret. He did not strip Wu Chen of his Young Priest title as he wanted to see what Wu Chen was going to do with his new position.
“Grand Priest, I will be careful. With my abilities, Martial Emperors wouldn’t even be my match!” Wu Chen solemnly proclaimed.
Hearing this, the Grand Priest was silent. Wu Chen saw this and continued, “Grand Priest, you have looked highly upon me and allowed me to be the Young Priest. I should naturally aid you. Please hand this matter to me, I will conduct a thorough investigation.”
“Mmph! Since you are so willing, you can handle this matter!” the Grand Priest did not argue further and simply nodded his head. With a slightly joyful expression he suggested, “Alright then. I will arrange some men to help you!”
“Sure!” Wu Chen did not reject the Grand Priest and immediately nodded his head.
Then, the Grand Priest immediately ordered men to usher in a few Sorcerer Tribe geniuses. None of these geniuses had cultivation levels lower than Wu Chen. Furthermore, the two strongest among them were Level 6 Martial Emperors. These two high level warriors were, surprisingly, Wu Ma and Wu You Lan.
This made Wu Chen’s hearts sink. The Grand Priest assigned Wu Ma and Wu You Lan, as well as so many other geniuses, to accompany him. The Grand Priest obviously did not trust him!