Volume 12 Chapter 22 – Investigation
Under the influence of the soul technique, the Pure Feather family leader answered everything honestly, there wasn’t any hint of concealing anything.
“Very good.” Luo Feng stood within the clouds and asked, “Do you know if anyone else has the crystals?”
The process of becoming a blood warrior, required one to first acquire 3 blood river crystals and absorb them successful. Only then would they truly be considered to have become a blood warrior! Once Luo Feng knew of the blood warrior and even the legendary black warrior, he naturally had some anticipation within. He wanted to first become a blood warrior and maybe later a black warrior.
Even though in blood river world, the black warrior was but a legend, since such a legend existed, there was a possibility of it happening.
And obviously, with Luo Feng’s personality, he wouldn’t give up without trying.
Everyone all regarded themselves as special and different! Luo Feng was the same, only that he knew himself better than anyone!
“Master, I can confirm that the family elder and the general of the Rock Wind army have the crystals. The rest, I’m unable to guarantee. Although, there are some rumors.” Pure Feather Chong replied respectfully.
“Rumors?” Luo Feng frowned.
“Yes, It is about our city leader Rock wind Xiong. Even though I am unable to confirm if he has the crystals and how many he might have.” Pure feather Chong said, “I can say with high possibility…that the city leader Rock wind Xiong definitely has at least 1 that he hasn’t absorbed.”
“Ah?” Luo Feng looked at Pure feather Chong.
“Rock wind Xiong has an illustrious background, his teacher is the world city leader of this side of the world.” Pure feather Chong explained. “He succeeded in absorbing one crystal a long time ago. He had to wait till he broke through to domain level, after which he quickly became the city leader. And after that, he secretly gave his younger brother 1 crystal.”
“To warriors, having more crystals is a good thing. After absorbing one, they would want to absorb another!”
“Since he could give his younger brother 1 crystal, that means that it wasn’t too hard for him to acquire more, at least there’s a way for him.” Pure feather Chong said confidently, “And with Rock Wind Xiong’s selfish personality, to be able to give his younger brother just one means he would at least have 1 more prepared for himself. I suspect he probably even has more!”
Luo Feng nodded.
It made sense.
After which, Luo Feng immediately killed Pure feather Chong and took care of his body. In the dark night, he returned to Swallow mound city’s flying cloud pavilion.
Pure feather family was deeply rooted within Swallow mound city. It’s roots went far deeper than the Rock wind family. If they were to be angered, the entire Swallow mound city would definitely feel their wrath.
Pure feather family mansion, in the 1st level of that 3 level purple wood pavilion, Pure feather elder Tao squinted his eyes in his seat. The rest of the upper echelon of the family along with his grandchildren stood obediently at his sides. Within the large hall knelt 10 people, and outside of the hall knelt a 100.
“Grandfather, these are all the sentries and guard leaders from Yu Ke Qi’s mansion. They all personally saw Yu Ke Qi bring a black robed man.” An old man with white hair, one that looked even older than Pure Feather Tao said respectfully.
“Speak, what did that black robed man look like?” Pure feather Tao closed his eyes and said indifferently.
“No idea.” The old man shook his head.
“Hm?” Pure feather tao revealed a look of rage. He stared hard, his gaze was shooting out visible light beams at the old man.
“They, the 100 of them all saw the black robed man, however none of them can recall his appearance.” The old man continued, “Back then, they didn’t feel anything special about it. Just that this black robed man was very normal and there was nothing special about him. However now when they try and recall, his face appears blurred out in their memories, other than him wearing a black robe, they can’t recall anything else.”
Pure feather Tao turned to look at the group kneeling.
“Elder, we cannot recall, we really cannot recall.”
“We truly saw his face back then, however now no matter how hard we try, we cannot recall.”
“I even stared hard at him then, however now…”
The group of sentries all said fearfully.
Pure feather Tao was shocked.
These sentries and guard leaders were all pinnacle sky levels, (Star level 9). To be unknowingly influenced by a warrior, even a universe level spirit level would find it hard to do. One had to have a much stronger spirit energy and consciousness level and control, to reach such a level.
“When did such a warrior appear in Swallow mound city?” Pure feather Tao pondered. “However the fact that he was so careful in entering here means he isn’t a match for me. If he was stronger than me, he wouldn’t have needed to be so careful. Just barging in would have done it.”
Pure Feather tao looked coldly at the family’s upper echelon in the hall, “Our Pure feather family’s family leader has been taken away under our surveillance and from under our noses. We don’t even know if he’s alive or dead. This is a humiliation to our family! We have to find this person, otherwise our Pure feather family will be mocked at by countless people in Swallow mound city!”
“Check every suspicious person properly. The culprit’s strength is at least at pinnacle cloud level, it might very likely be in the domain level! Check from all pathways, see which mysterious warriors have appeared! Remember, even if you’ve found him, don’t make a move. Immediately come inform me instead.” Pure feather Tao looked at the group. “Even if Chong hasn’t been killed, he’s not fit to be the leader anymore. This search for the culprit…is the test I am giving you all. Once this matter is concluded, I will pick the new family leader, go now.”
The group of upper echelons’ eyes gleamed brightly, they all replied simultaneously and swiftly left.
Time to do their best.
To become the new family leader, these upper echelons would all unleash all their hidden strengths to quickly check all the secret information about the mysterious warriors, or suspected mysterious beings. This way, all the information and news was quickly being gathered.
2nd day, daybreak.
Rumble…10,000 black scaled armored soldiers rose to the sky. It was almost like a black cloud flying over, with a huge tall and sturdy dark red scaled armored leader. His appearance was very similar to the city leader Rock wind Xiong, only with more madness and violence in his aura, his entire being seemed wild and savage.
“Pui!” Rock wind Zhan sat on a Green armored snake, spitting unhappily to the side, “That no good Pure feather Chong, getting abducted away and still asking us for help. Big brother is too much too, asking me to help out!”
“Hehe, however that Pure feather Chong. I wonder who he actually messed with, to actually get taken away from his own mansion. Hearing this makes me happy.” Rock Wind Zhan mocked softly. The two deputy generals beside twitched their faces as they heard this. This general of theirs controlled the Swallow mound army, yet he did whatever he pleased. Him and that Pure feather Chong were good friends, at the same time, they were a couple of scoundrels who wreaked havoc as they pleased.
Scoundrels indeed, Pure feather chong’s death made this Rock wind Zhan happy instead.
And he wasn’t rushed or slow, as he waited for day break to bring the army in to search.
“General, ahead is flying cloud pavilion.” One of the deputy generals said respectfully.
Rock wind zhan glanced and said indifferently, “Flying cloud pavilion is the best hotel in Swallow mound city. With the culprit’s level of strength and status, there’s a high possibility he would stay there.”
“General, if that person truly wanted to make a move on Pure feather Chong, he probably wouldn’t stay in such a place, but rather somewhere more secure and secluded.” The other deputy general said softly.
Rock wind Zhan slapped the face of that deputy general, causing fresh blood to fly. His entire body and the wild beast below him were both shocked.
“Idiot.” Rock wind Zhan glanced coldly at him, “If I say Flying cloud pavilion, then it is flying cloud pavilion. Don’t you know how to put on a show, do you think we’ll really find the culprit for the Pure feather family?”
That deputy general nodded, not daring to make a sound.
“What an idiot, if you say such stupid things again, I’ll have to change my deputies. Usually you seem pretty smart, has your brain knocked into a wall today?” Rock wind rubbed his chin and looked up. Looking at the distant flying cloud pavilion, “Go, I’ll give you a chance to redeem yourself. Get all of the cloud level guests and the warriors you think are strong within to all come out. I want to take a look at all of them.”
“Yes!” That deputy general who was slapped complied loudly.
Immediately, he brought his underlings, a 10,000 strong army to rush into flying cloud pavilion. Flying cloud pavilion’s area had a diameter of 10km, the sudden entrance of such a big army caused a huge ruckus.
“Owner, it’s not that I’m not giving you any face, but you too should know what happened! The general has given the order to get all of your cloud level guests and any guest you think may be powerful warriors to all come out.” That deputy general sat high above on the wild beast and said, the large group soldiers stood behind him.
“We’ll comply.” That fat small eyed owner gave the order and his large group of helpers led the way.
Cloud level room 2, in a quiet pavilion.
Luo Feng was dressed in a simple robe and was reading a book. It had been half a night since the incident, but according to earth’s time, it had been 2 to 3 days.
“That Pure feather Chong was just killed by me. Right now the entire city is in an uproar, however, it doesn’t affect me. I’ll wait till tonight to make a move on Rock wind Zhan.” Luo Feng made his plans while reading the book, multitasking was very simple for him. Suddenly noise resounded from outside, roars and shouts.
“Lord, its an order by the Rock wind general. Lord, please do me a favor and come out.”
“That way, quickly.”
The outside was getting noisier.
Luo Feng frowned when he heard this. He had long guessed that Pure feather Chong’s death would stir a huge commotion, however he didn’t expect them to come to flying cloud pavilion so early in the morning.
The footsteps outside swiftly got louder and louder. Suddenly the yard door was heavily pushed open and 10 soldiers immediately rushed in. Led by a waiter, they walked into the pavilion, the waiter saw Luo Feng within and said apologetically, “Lord, the Rock wind general has given the order to look for the culprit. Lord you should help out.”
“Quickly, come out.”
“Quickly.” The group of soldiers rushed straight in, shouting at Luo Feng.