Chapter 564: The Arrival
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Fourth Baby, since its awakening, had become Gao Peng’s exclusive mount.
Da Zi and Flamy could both fly, but the fit didn’t feel right. Just like taking a fighter jet, although the speed was very fast, in terms of comfort, a fighter jet was far from a passenger plane.
Gao Peng laid on Fourth Baby’s back and narrowed his eyes in relaxation. There was a soft glow around his body that was blocking the wind.
Within the glow, Gao Peng didn’t feel the slightest discomfort, his breathing was comfortable, and the temperature was appropriate. Gao Peng leaned back and laid down. Fourth Baby’s naturally drooping silver wings folded inwards, and Gao Peng’s body was perfectly wrapped and protected.
Gao Peng closed his eyes and started thinking. It was only after his return that Gao Peng learned this outdated news. The ancient tribes regarded those who could sign on more than one familiar as ‘geniuses’ and deemed them holy individuals.
Gao Peng couldn’t help but laugh when he first heard the news. If so, were there two billion holy individuals on Earth Star? That would make this holy individual entirely worthless.
Rather than believing in holy individuals, Gao Peng was inclined to believe another hypothesis. It wasn’t about the rarity of holy individuals, but rather, everyone should have been able to concurrently sign on many familiars. However, the criteria would be the strength of their soul. This wasn’t a rare physical ability, but a basic gift that belonged to most monster trainers.
Long ago, people from ancient tribes had this kind of ability, but after leaving the Earth Star, they had gradually lost this ability. It might have been due to a curse or because they were outside of Earth Star’s unique environment.
Of course, the ancient tribes would never accept this hypothesis. If that was the case… They would have to admit to being sinners who were abandoned by their ancestors.
Even if this was true, they would never admit to this. Given certain pressures, the official coalition government of Earth Star had refuted this possibility. This information had been shared with him by his grandfather; ordinary people didn’t know this insider information.
Now, it seemed that the people of the ancient tribes could only sign on one familiar. But where there was a will, there was a way. They found other methods to enhance their strength, such as this Meteorite Magic Ball, which was a familiar with a buddha’s personality.
If the Meteorite Magic Ball exerted all its strength, it would be very effective in battle. But since the Meteorite Magic Ball had a good personality, when it hadn’t been threatened, it wouldn’t proactively attack others.
Given long-term contact with the Meteorite Magic Ball, a harmonious relationship could be established. Through special means, Meteorite Magic Balls could be used to fight for familiars, so this was a familiar that wasn’t quite usual.
Aside from the Meteorite Magic Ball, there were other monsters, such as hounds, that were trained to guard homes in the olden days.
“This is also why the Youhu Tribe wanted to recruit Earth Star’s geniuses. They could only sign on a single beast, but we have no limits. They want to improve the genes of the next generation…” Gao Peng shook his head when he thought about this.
Thirty minutes later, Gao Peng arrived at the sky above the Qingzhou base city. He took out his mobile phone from his pocket and opened the map that Tong Xiang had sent to him.
Hovering in the sky, Gao Peng had originally expected the exact address of the Spatial Rift would be hard to find, but he soon noticed buildings deep in the mountains, located halfway along the mountainside.
These buildings were used as rest stops to temporarily house the people of the Youhu Tribe when they came out of the Spatial Rift or to guard against ordinary intruders.
Gao Peng allowed Fourth Baby to land directly. As Fourth Baby had extremely striking looks, it attracted the attention of the people beneath them.
An alarm sounded, and a piercing siren echoed in the air.
“Who is that?” someone said. The siren was shrill enough to frighten off the birds in the forest.
Although he knew that this could alarm some people, Gao Peng had no time to think about it. As the saying went, speed was the essence of a war. Yin You’s disappearance would cause even more problems.
In any case, these ancient tribal clans had always been pampered. Compared to the issues caused by Yin You’s disappearance, an intrusion by outsiders might not draw too much attention.
Fourth Baby’s silver wings were highly eye-catching, like two streams of shapeless molten metal. They automatically fluttered, and coupled with colorful tips that appeared to dissipate in the wind, the creature looked particularly exotic.
From all around, guards in military uniforms brought over their familiars and surrounded Gao Peng and Fourth Baby.
Fourth Baby didn’t have to do much to prove its strength. It naturally exuded the aura of its Emperor tier.
The familiars who wanted to approach started retreating and stomped on the ground while letting out cries of terror. They refused to move any closer despite the commands.
“Hurry, go over,” a monster trainer scolded his familiar. Maybe he hadn’t been treating his familiar well. After he repeatedly insisted on his order, the familiar irritably turned his head and bit him.
The bite wasn’t too hard, otherwise, the trainer’s shoulder probably would have been bitten off. Even so, the trainer was bleeding non-stop from the bite, his camouflage uniform covered with blood.
Someone who was repairing the building on the mountainside nervously stuttered, “Master Yin Shi, there’s an intruder.”
“Huh?” Yin Shi opened his eyes and lifted the quilt on his bed. One could see his pale body lying under the quilt.
“So troublesome.” Yin Shi frowned, and in a vicious tone, said, “Go delay things. I’ll get dressed and come over.”
Yin Shi paused and seemed to have recalled something. Frowning, he said, “Right, a group of women is supposed to be sent over today. There better be no losses, since these are dedicated to the Lords of the tribe, if there are any accidents, wiping out your entire family wouldn’t even be enough punishment.”
A loud voice rang out from the empty space. “Don’t you know that this Spatial Rift leads to the Youhu Tribe? Retreat immediately.”
Gao Peng looked at their military uniform. His brow furrowed deeper, so the creases on his face could almost pinch a mosquito.
“You’re the soldiers of the Huaxia region? Why do you feel like Youhu’s lackeys?” Gao Peng said quietly.
The person who spoke became silent, fist clenched, his knuckles turning white. He took a deep breath and loudly proclaimed, “We are now no longer soldiers of the Huaxia region!” Right after that, he removed all his badges from his shoulders, solemnly took off his beret, and placed the badges into the beret.
“Commander?” The few soldiers behind him were stunned.
The regiment commander calmly said, “Take off your emblems.”
All the soldiers around Gao Peng took off their badges silently.
Gao Peng didn’t make things difficult for these people, as they were just obeying orders. Moreover, the earlier scene of watching the man remove his badges gave him a strange feeling.
“Get lost, you bunch of imbeciles. You can’t even kill an intruder,” a bossy voice said from behind.