Chapter 1644: Defy A Military Order
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
“Come in!” Su Mo immediately invited after he heard his name being called.
The large doors of the stone palace were subsequently pushed opened as a young, chubby, round-faced man wearing a red armor walked in.
This man was Heng Fei, the one who had recognized Su Mo’s real identity previously and written down the word “Su” on the chair.
Although Su Mo’s avatar had been in Red Dragon Camp for so long, he had very few friends and Heng Fei could be said to be his only friend.
This young man was energetic and he frequently looked for Su Mo’s avatar to talk casually with. Over time, the relationship between the two became more than just acquaintances.
“Heng Fei, what is it?” Su Mo looked at Heng Fei. Typically when they were outside, Heng Fei would call him by his official squad leader title, but when they were alone, Heng Fei would speak on more familiar terms.
“Brother Shangguan, just now, Squadron Leader…!” Heng Fei flew into the hall and he immediately uttered. However, the moment he saw Su Mo, he was at a loss for words.
Staring blankly at Su Mo, Heng Fei quickly scanned the latter carefully as his eyes flashed with surprise.
He found out at a glance that Su Mo had changed. His cultivation had increased and his aura was significantly different.
The real Su Mo had returned!
In an instant, Heng Fei knew that the real Su Mo had returned.
Back then, Su Mo had changed his name to Shangguan Hao and Heng Fei had recognized Su Mo’s identity when he arrived at Red Dragon Camp.
Yet, later on, Heng Fei found Su Mo had changed and he knew that the new person wasn’t the real Su Mo.
However, Su Mo had suddenly returned with a cultivation rank that had increased.
“Brother Heng, long time no see!” Su Mo smiled. He knew that Heng Fei had recognized that his previous avatar wasn’t his real body.
“Hehe, Brother Shangguan, you have finally returned!” Heng Fei wore a light-hearted smile as he took big steps to stand beside Su Mo.
“Brother Heng, thank you!” Su Mo cupped his fists towards Heng Fei in gratitude. For the period of time that his avatar was being low key, he did not head outside often and Heng Fei had done him a lot of favors.
Not that they were anything significant, but Heng Fei had helped him with minor errands.
“Haha, you don’t have to thank me!” Heng Fei waved his hand away dismissively.
“Oh right, what were you saying about Squadron Leader? What’s with him again?” Su Mo asked. The squadron that their small squad belonged to was led by the squadron leader, Zhu Ying.
“It is like this!”
Heng Fei sighed and said, “Squadron Leader ordered you to go to the southern border to find out about the situation of the Blood Pupil Clan and Tuo Luo Country!”
“He ordered me to go?” Su Mo frowned. The Imperial Ancestor Court had sent an army of a few hundred thousand men to the border. Why would he be ordered to go the border to find out about the situation there?
“Exactly! He said that the Blood Pupil Clan and Tuo Luo Country might be up to something strange!” Heng Fei sighed exasperatedly.
“Tell Zhu Ying that I will not go!” Su Mo shook his head. The Red Dragon Camp was a direct army for the King and it was their responsibility to stand guard in Saint Royal City. Unless anything big happened, the Red Dragon Camp would not move.
However Zhu Ying had actually ordered him to find out about the situation at the border. What a joke!
Su Mo knew what Zhu Ying was thinking. Zhu Ying belonged to the Third Prince while Su Mo was a man working for the Eight Prince. Zhu Ying would want to frequently pressure him with ideas!
This sort of matter had happened previously to Su Mo’s avatar a few times before but his avatar had always endured it.
However, now that Su Mo’s original body was there, why should he deal with such bullying?
Furthermore, Su Mo didn’t know when the Sorcerer Tribesmen would come for him and hence, he could not leave Saint Royal City.
Heng Fei exclaimed in shock and he cautioned Su Mo, “Squadron Leader will definitely be furious and he will capture you and punish you severely later.”
“It is alright, I have tolerated him for so long. If he wants to find trouble with me, I will play with him!” Su Mo casually dismissed Heng Fei’s concerns.
Su Mo detested Zhu Ying. Previously when he and the group of Shenwu Academy Imperial Ancestor Court Faction disciples went to the Black Mountain Fort, Zhu Ying did not allow them to enter the fort and instead sent them to guard the Spiritual Stone Mine.
Afterwards, the Spiritual Stone Mine was attacked by the Blood Pupil Tribe and although the mine was close to the fort, Zhu Ying purposely waited until the end of the battle before he sent reinforcements.
Everyone could deduce that Zhu Ying wanted to borrow the Blood Pupil Tribesmen’ hands to get rid of the Shenwu Academy disciples.
“This…all right!” Heng Fei was slightly hesitant but he eventually nodded his head.
Heng Fei couldn’t even see what rank Su Mo was at now, since his own cultivation was the Rank 9 Martial Emperor Realm. That must mean that Su Mo’s cultivation was at least Rank 3 Martial Honorable Realm, not any lower than Zhu Ying’s.
Su Mo might be able to stand his ground against Zhu Ying.
With that, Heng Fei turned and flew out of the stone palace to report back to Zhu Ying.
Su Mo helplessly shook his head. Zhu Ying saw that Su Mo’s avatar was complying and did not go against him, did Zhu Ying think that Su Mo could be bullied?
Zhu Ying should not have offended Su Mo, or he would have to say goodbye to his Squadron Leader position.
A short while later, Su Mo shut both his eyes and started to cultivate.
However, before long, a mess of heavy footsteps pounded on the ground outside his stone palace.
“Shangguan Hao, come out right now!” A booming voice thundered from outside, shocking the Red Dragon Camp’s peace.
Su Mo opened his eyes as a cold flash beamed through them.
With a mental thought that scanned the area outside the camp, Su Mo found that his stone palace had been surrounded by troops.
Zhu Ying wore silver armor and stood with his chest high as he led nine other small groups. A cold smile stretched across Zhu Ying’s face as he waited.
Zhu Ying was the Squadron Leader who was in charge of 10 smaller squads. The other 9 squad leaders were all loyal to the Third Prince.
Only Su Mo wasn’t the Third Prince’s man but he was the Eight Prince, Gu Tianyi’s man.
Therefore, Su Mo would always be bullied by Zhu Ying.
“Rank 3 Martial Honorable?” Su Mo coldly scoffed. A few years ago, Zhu Ying was only at the Rank 1 Martial Honorable but his cultivation rank had reached the Rank 3 Martial Honorable Realm now.
However, a martial artist of this rank was insignificant to Su Mo.
Su Mo rose and opened the doors of the stone palace as he strode outside confidently.
“Shangguan Hao, you defied a military order, do you know your crime?”
The moment Su Mo walked out of the stone palace, another booming voice erupted from a tall, skinny young man. This young man was Lai Yu, who Su Mo had defeated before.
Lai Yu was originally the leader of the 29th squad. Although he was defeated by Su Mo and had to give up his Squad Leader position, his cultivation rank was high and Zhu Ying had arranged for him to take over another Squad Leader’s position in another squad.
“Squadron Leader, why have you come here bearing such flags and actions?” Su Mo did not even bother to glance at Lai Yu as he stared at Zhu Ying and asked seriously.
“Shangguan Hao, did you not hear what I said?” Lai Yu’s face instantly darkened and he yelled out in rage after being offended by Su Mo.
Lai Yu completely detested Shangguan Hao in front of him. After all, he had been shamed greatly when Shangguan Hao had defeated him.
The white-armored Zhu Ying coldly glared at Su Mo as his eyebrows knitted together.
That was because he had realized that the Shangguan Hao in front of him had the same cultivation rank as him. Both of them were Rank 3 Martial Honorables.
Furthermore, the aura around Shangguan Hao had changed to become significantly different than what it was before.