Chapter 30: Hidden Weapon
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
"..." Zhang Yangping couldn’t understand what was happening. Robbery? What’s the meaning of this?
"What did he say? Robbery?!"
"Did I hear that correctly?"
When the members of the Northern Mountain Village hunting squad regained their senses, they were all stunned.
"This kid… wants to rob us?" Zhang Yangping finally came to his senses. He was just too shocked. Even in his dreams, he would never have imagined that there would be a day when a boy seven years of age would talk to him about robbery. No matter how he looked at the situation, it didn’t make any sense at all!
Is this even possible?
The Northern Mountain Village hunting squad weren’t the strongest, but within the outskirts of the Cang Ling Mountain, they were king.
Robbed by a six or seven year old boy?!
Zhang Yangping wanted to laugh out loud. He felt that if he told others, nobody would believe him. But… he indeed felt that, the tone of the boy seemed like he wasn’t joking.
"Deputy captain, I think this kid is tired of living!"
"That’s right, shoot him!"
Zhang Pingyang didn’t stop the hunting squad from carrying out their thoughts and immediately gave his order. After all, the other party had already made clear his intention, hence he didn’t hesitate much about whether the child’s life would be harmed.
The mountain people were simple, but once they turned fierce, they were even more unreasonable than those living in the city.
We are being robbed, are we supposed to stand there and be ridiculed?
"Woosh, woosh, woosh…"
The twenty-over hunting squad members drew their bows and began to shoot. It might not had been a rain of arrows, but the power was still astonishing. The sound of the bowstring releasing sounding out in succession, and instantly, over ten metal arrows flew towards Fang Zhengzhi.
Even though Fang Zhengzhi knew things wouldn’t be so simple, but faced with this barrage of arrows, he was still given a rude shock. Indeed, this robbery was a shady and potentially fatal business.
Can’t they be more civilised? It’s wouldn’t even be too late to give some warning before shooting.
Fang Zhengzhi let out a scornful huff, then with a flash, took cover behind the huge stone. He then raised up the large basket on his back and blocked off the blind arrows.
Looks like this world is indeed quite different from the lawful society in the past.
Shooting arrows just like that, that’s just too cruel!
Isn’t it just a robbery? We can talk through it.
At least, you all could have asked, can you not rob us? Can you not, can you not...
Damn! Fang Zhengzhi raised his middle finger and covered himself completely with the large basket. Then, he sat inside and casually fished out a jerky, took a few bites and patiently waited for the barrage of arrows to end.
Luckily, he relied on his intelligence. If he really had to use brute force, who knows how many holes would have been shot through his body.
Fang Zhengzhi didn’t rush. He had enough confidence that the Northern Mountain Village hunting squad wouldn’t be able to escape. Because, when they entered the area, he had already "sealed" the entrance of the maze with a stone.
Even though it was said to be "sealed", it was in reality only temporary blocked. Toiling for so many days, all he waited for was this moment. He wanted to use knowledge to change destiny.
For example, at this moment, based off The Art of Becoming Invisible he learnt in his past life, and taking advantage of the rocky terrain, he dug out a "Rock Formation" filled with pitfalls.
This wasn’t something that encompassed great skill, and was a far cry from the real huge ancient formations. The only thing worthy of wonder was using rocks to block vision, then referencing the Eight Diagrams and Five Elements to plot a few "paths", and digging many traps along these paths.
If this was the world from his past life, a "pitpat" would cause all these rocks to disappear. But this world was indeed primitive, people used swords, knives, spears and poles.
And feats such as using one’s strength to split open stones was something not everyone could achieve.
Even though the watered-down version of the rock formation wasn’t of much use, but on the whole still managed to contain some schemes and mechanisms, and in addition to the preparation made beforehand, it was more than enough to deal with a bunch of ignorant hunters.
The shooting of arrows quickly ended.
The calm was similar to that after a storm, but Fang Zhengzhi wasn’t stupid enough to stick his head out.
Who knew if there was someone aiming a bow at him right outside.
Zhang Pingyang raised his tough wooden longbow, staring suspiciously at the large piece of rock, could he have been shot dead? If he really died, how are we going to get out?
"Hey, kid, are you dead?" Zhang Yangping probingly shouted out.
"That’s still early." Fang Zhengzhi’s tender voice quickly echoed back.
"Still alive? Ha ha… kid, how about we make a deal? I give you two green furred rabbits, you bring us out. How about it?" Zhang Yangping said generously.
"Naive!" Fang Zhengzhi replied with disdain.
Zhang Yangping was instantly taken aback. Called naive by a seven year old kid, this doesn’t feel very right. This puny kid right in front of them really dared to fight it out with their Northern Mountain Village hunting squad?
"Deputy captain, let’s be cautious, slowly find our way out. I don’t believe we can’t escape this place!" A hunter suggested.
"That’s right, isn’t it just a few traps? We just have to tread carefully! This place isn’t too big, with some time, we definitely will be able to escape!" Another hunter nodded.
As he listened to the members’ suggestions, Zhang Yangping once again sunk into deep thought. Very quickly, he also gritted his teeth.
"Alright, that’s what we will do! You few, go and rescue the trapped people. Tread carefully, don’t separate, everybody stick together first!" Zhang Yangping quickly ordered.
"Roger!" The hunters immediately acknowledged, then began to move carefully, ensuring that there was no traps beneath their feet.
When Fang Zhengzhi heard the commotion outside, he sighed to himself. Indeed this formation was a bit too simple, but, if something was added in, it will instantly become a grand one.
Stick together? Fang Zhengzhi smiled faintly. He knew the opportunity had arrived.
Want to escape? Not so easy! He had already guessed that these traps weren’t sufficient to deal with the Northern Mountain Village hunting squad. Ultimately, these traps were rigid and dead.
Furthermore, the most important problem was that the area where Fang Zhengzhi dug his traps wasn’t large enough.
It’s time to add in some ingredients, time to test out the real trump card!
As he thought, Fang Zhengzhi fished out a few black egg-sized objects. Even though these things looked rather plain, these were the real "high-tech".
Carefully prodding his head out from behind the stone, he quickly realised that the hunting squad had begun moving towards Zhang Yangping’s position.
"Beware, hidden weapon!" Fang Zhengzhi shouted out lightly, flicking his tiny arm, the few items on his hand smashed towards Zhang Yangping’s position in one wave.
"Deputy captain, be careful, this kid can throw hidden weapons!" Upon hearing Fang Zhengzhi’s words, and then seeing the object flying towards them from the air, a hunter immediately shouted.
"Hidden weapon?!" Zhang Yangping instinctively moved aside, easily dodging it.
Yet when Fang Zhengzhi saw Zhang Yangping and his squad dodge the objects, he was delighted. What he feared the most was the other party will be able to catch what he threw.
"Hidden weapon? Ha ha, please call it "high-tech"!"