Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World - Chapter 1109
Chapter 1109 – The Guards Finally Arrive
Seeing Zhao Hai take his Undead back, Margaret began to relax. She can now affirm that Zhao Hai wasn’t the kind of person to kill people just to turn them into Undead. His current actions reflect what he did.
When Zhao Hai finished collecting his Undead, Margaret turned to look at him. It seems like Margaret was waiting for Zhao Hai to talk. Zhao Hai looked at Margaret and said, “Instructor, there seems to be 100 of them. 80 came after us and the rest went to the reception hotel. They’re planning on catching all of us in a net. Can the people in the hotel hold on?”
Upon hearing this, Margaret’s expression changed, then she said, “The reception should have some defenses of their own. But if the enemy has level 3 or level 4 Mages, they would find it difficult to defend. However, Sim is there. Although he isn’t very strong, he’s still a capable level 3 Mage. We should quickly head back.”
Zhao Hai thought for a moment and said, “Instructor, I have a spatial ability. We can use it to teleport back to the hotel. However, once we arrive, my strength would be completely drained. I won’t be able to help in dealing with the enemy.”
When Margaret heard him, her two eyes shone. Then she said, “Good, then let’s head back. Don’t worry about the enemy, I can deal with them.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he muttered some incantations before pointlessly waving his hands. Before long, a spatial pa.s.sage appeared. Margaret followed closely behind after Zhao Hai entered. The next moment, the two were already inside the hotel.
As soon as they arrived, they immediately heard bursts of explosions coming from outside. Zhao Hai pretended to pale as he said, “Instructor, I need to adjust my breathing. I’ll leave this place to you.” Margaret nodded, then she turned around and went out. Before long, she arrived at the hall. Upon reaching the hall, Margaret knew where the explosions were coming from. The hotel actually had a defensive formation in place.
Defensive magic formations in the Machine Field were different than the ones back in the lower realms. In the Machine Field, defensive magic formations used crystals in order to operate. Because of this, the energy used in defending was much more powerful than defensive formations in the lower realms.
Upon seeing the crystal stones, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. He didn’t expect the crystals inside the s.p.a.ce to be an important resource in the World of Cultivation.
Margaret looked at the shield that encircled the reception. Sim was standing behind it, occasionally firing spells towards the enemies outside. His appearance seemed to lack anxiety.
However, Margaret’s expression wasn’t very good. The fight in the reception lacked the presence of Tyro Planet’s guards. This meant that the people from Tyro Planet might have been bought.
Tyro Planet was an important mining site for mithril. The control of the three major powers over this place was quite strict. But now, attackers were in the city while the guards were nowhere to be found. This could mean that the guards were replaced, and that they were replaced by the enemy’s people.
If this was the case, then this action might not only involve the Fire Temple’s Zhang Family. The Zhang Family wasn’t powerful enough to accomplish this.
However, all of these things were just speculations inside Margaret’s head. She didn’t think too deeply into this matter. It was impossible for her to find out relevant information on her own.
After this thought, Margaret began to move. One must know that Margaret was a level 4 Mage. She might not like fighting and opted to teach and research magic formations, but she was still more skilled in using formations than most Mages.
If this was an ordinary fight, then Margaret might suffer a loss due to her inexperience. However, Margaret was in a defensive position, sending magic towards the opposing Mages. This was a different matter, she couldn’t be hit but she had all the avenues for attack. Naturally, it was the attackers who suffered losses.
The opposite party also discovered Margaret’s sudden appearance. Although they didn’t know how she was able to appear here, they knew that the a.s.sa.s.sination had failed.
Their main goal this time was to a.s.sa.s.sinate Margaret. They already surrounded the bar Margaret was in. They even prepared a back-up plan. If Margaret managed to break out of the encirclement, then she would definitely return to the reception. This was where another batch of ambushers would wait for her.
But unfortunately for them, the ordinary-looking Zhao Hai that they neglected completely ruined their plans. Instead of returning to the hotel, the two went to the mining tunnels instead.
With their main force pursuing the two into the mining tunnel, those left behind decided to a.s.sault the hotel in order to kill the ship’s crew. However, they failed to take into account the hotel’s defensive formation.
However, they weren’t worried. In their mind, it didn’t matter if they were stuck here. After all, their main goal was Margaret. As long as she was killed, the crew being alive or dead didn’t matter.
But now that Margaret appeared, they couldn’t help but panic. They didn’t know why Margaret was here, but they were aware that their operation had failed.
With the defensive formation in place as well as Margaret’s presence, a.s.saulting the hotel was no longer possible. Moreover, they couldn’t attack for a long time. Although they had bribed this region’s garrison officer, if the guards took too long to respond, the garrison officer would get into trouble. With no time to change their strategy, the attackers were completely defeated.
The attackers looked at each other before their leader nodded and waved his hand. The attackers immediately withdrew from the scene. However, Margaret and the others didn’t take the defensive formation down. They didn’t know if an attack would come once more.
After seeing the enemies retreat, Sim went to Margaret and said, “Instructor Margaret, what just happened? Where is Zhao Hai?”
Sim had a very good impression of Zhao Hai. The kid had a good temper and wasn’t arrogant.
Margaret let out a long breath before replying, “Zhao Hai is fine. He’s just inside his room adjusting his breath. Are the crew fine?” Sim nodded and said, “They’re alright. However, some of them had yet to come back. They’re the ones Zhao Hai brought with him outside.”
Margaret thought about the skeleton that Zhao Hai had the crew follow. There shouldn’t be any problems on that side.
Margaret nodded and said, “They’re should be fine. Right, where’s Kirk?”
Sim replied, “He should be in his room. I told them to stay in their rooms and don’t come out.” Margaret nodded, then she turned and went towards the rooms.
Zhao Hai was also paying attention to what happened outside. Naturally, since he didn’t really need to settle his breathing, he could spare the effort to look at the scene. Seeing the attackers retreat, Zhao Hai felt relieved. Then he immediately informed the Undead leading the crew to head back. Meanwhile, he walked out of his room, still in his pale appearance.
Just as he came out, he immediately saw Margaret, then he asked, “Instructor, how is the situation below?”
Margaret looked at Zhao Hai, then she quickly replied, “Everything’s fine. The attackers had withdrawn. You can take a rest, there’s no need to worry.” Zhao Hai nodded, “That’s good. I just used too much energy. Meanwhile, I’ll immediately have the Undead lead the crew back.”
Margaret nodded, “I’m heading to Kirk’s room. You can come along.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he followed Margaret to Kirk’s room.
Zhao Hai knew that Margaret was now considering him as someone on her side. This was a welcome development, this meant that he could move more conveniently in the academy.
Kirk’s room wasn’t far from Zhao Hai’s. It didn’t take long before the two arrived outside. After knocking at the door twice, Margaret called out, “Captain Kirk, are you in? It’s Margaret.”
Just as her voice fell, the door immediately opened. Kirk looked at Margaret with pleasant surprise. He couldn’t help but feel glad as he said, “Miss Margaret, you’re back. Good, good. That’s fantastic. Mister Zhao Hai, you’re here as well? Good, this is good news.”
Margaret nodded, “Rest a.s.sured, there’s no need to worry anymore. Right, call the others and gather at the dining hall. It’s almost time for lunch, let everyone eat what they want.” Kirk nodded, then he proceeded to call the others.
At this time, a siren was heard. This siren was different than the ones back on Earth; this one was more incisive.
Then suddenly, Sim arrived and then said, “Miss Margaret, the guards are here. Do you want to see them?” Margaret’s expression quickly turned ugly. She just encountered three attacks today, yet the guards didn’t appear even once. And now that the matter had settled, they suddenly appeared. Margaret sneered before she turned and went downstairs.
Zhao Hai didn’t say anything and just followed behind Margaret. He knew that Margaret was about to say unpleasant words. However, he didn’t prevent Margaret from doing so. The Ashley Family isn’t a small influence in the Machine Field. Because of this, they need to have bearing. If they didn’t say anything about how the other party handled this matter, then they might appear weak to others.
Chapter 1110 – Meatball Zhu Dachang!!
Just as Margaret and the others arrived at the hall, they suddenly heard a loud and arrogant voice, “Where is your manager? Get him out here! Let’s hear what he has to say.”
When Margaret heard this, her face turned uglier. She quickly walked towards the hall alongside Sim and Zhao Hai.
After arriving at the hall and seeing the guards, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but sigh. Just as he imagined, the leader of the guards was a fat, round-headed man. He was so fat that his neck was practically nonexistent. He had two small beady green eyes. His arms, body, and belly were round. He looked like a mascot for meatb.a.l.l.s.
At this time, Sim took a step forward before giving the fat man a salute, “Garrison Officer Sir, what winds blew through you that you actually came to my broken place. You give me too much face.”
The meatball looked at Sim, his eyes actually lit up as he said, “Sim, you old b.a.s.t.a.r.d. You have some explaining to do. What just happened?”
Without even waiting for Sim to respond, Margaret interjected and said, “Who are you to ask us for an explanation? It is you who needs to answer to the Ashley Family.”
After hearing Margaret, the meatball man turned to look at her. His beady green eyes blinked before it glared with intensity. He looks like a hungry wolf that just found a defenseless lamb.
The meatball immediately answered, “Is the beautiful lady talking to me? Well, I am the garrison officer of the western district of this mining city. Zhu Dachang!”
“Hahaha”, upon hearing this name, Zhao Hai couldn’t stop himself from bursting with laughter. He looked at the meatball and said, “You’re actually called pig large intestine? Really? Hahaha. What a name!”
Margaret was also about to laugh, but she suppressed it to the point where her face was blushed. Zhu Dachang was speechless, his face turned red, then he said, “My name is Zhu Dachang, not pig large intestine! Kid, you’re courting death!”
Margaret just met the meatball’s threat with a cold snort. Then she said, “I don’t care if your name is Zhu Dachang or pig large intestine. Where were you when we were attacked? And now that those people retreated, you conveniently arrived. Are you surnamed Zhu or are you a real pig? You actually have the gall to ask us for an explanation?”
Zhu Dachang didn’t expect Margaret to be this impolite. He was stunned silly for a moment before he huffed repeatedly as he said, “You’re just an insignificant academy instructor. What gives you the courage to speak to me?” Upon hearing this Zhao Hai couldn’t help but sigh. He was now sure that the Zhang Family had bribed this meatball officer.
Zhao Hai coughed lightly and said, “Garrison officer, sir. Please allow me to interrupt. This is our academy’s Instructor Margaret. She is also the Ashley Family Patriarch’s sixth Miss. People just attempted to a.s.sa.s.sinate her. Has Sir thought about what would happen if the Ashley Family’s sixth Miss gets killed here? Will the Ashley Family let this matter go? Even if Sir has a backer, do they have the courage to offend the entire Ashley Family?” If he was speaking to a smart person, Zhao Hai might not have uttered these additional words. However, he needed to elaborate further so that Dachang would never miss any detail.
When Zhu Dachang heard Zhao Hai, his originally red face turned pale. Just like Zhao Hai said, he became the garrison officer because his brother-in-law was a Bishop of the Fire Temple. Although a Bishop wasn’t that powerful, he had enough pull to place Dachang in Tyro Planet to be the west district’s garrison officer.
Even if Dachang was as stupid as a pig, he still knew the Darkness Church’s Ashley Family. And they weren’t just a small force in the Machine Field. Although his brother-in-law was a Bishop, even he wouldn’t dare to make war with the Ashley Family.
With this thought in mind, Dachang couldn’t help but wipe a cold sweat. At the same time, he was cursing the person who bribed him. They didn’t tell him Margaret’s true status, they only stated that she was an academy Instructor. Because of this, he didn’t care about the repercussions. With Zhao Hai’s words, however, Dachang couldn’t help but be frightened.
Zhu Dachang wiped his cold sweat, then he turned to Margaret and with a stuttered voice, he said, “I have seen Miss Margaret. Miss Margaret, I truly apologize for not knowing that you’re here. What happened today was truly unfortunate. It happens to be the guard troop’s quarterly exercise. I ask Miss Margaret to forgive me for this mistake.”
Margaret coldly snorted, “Officed Zhu, no matter what happened, I was attacked here. You neglected your duties and that is a crime. So how can we solve this matter? Are you still asking me to compensate for what happened?”
Dachang quickly replied, “I wouldn’t dare. I just followed normal procedure and plan interrogate everyone on the scene. I wouldn’t dare let Miss Margaret suffer a loss. Miss Margaret, rest a.s.sured, after I head back, I will immediately find those responsible for today. We will definitely provide you with a satisfactory answer.” Zhao Hai nodded. Although the meatball officer was stupid, he wasn’t stupid enough to reveal anything. Moreover, his response and excuse was actually calculated.
Zhao Hai went to Margaret’s side and whispered, “Instructor, this is not the time to make another enemy.” Then he retreated after saying that.
Margaret pressed her anger down upon hearing Zhao Hai. Then she said ,”Since this is the case, I will not say anything. However, you need to give me an answer. Or else, the Ashley Family will make sure to investigate.”
Zhu Dachang wiped his sweat away and then said, “Yes, Yes. Miss Margaret can rest a.s.sured.” Margaret snorted before turning around and leaving. Naturally, Zhao Hai followed closely behind.
Dachang began to relax after Margaret left. As he wiped another batch of sweat, he turned to Sim and said, “Brother Sim, you protected Miss Margaret. For this, I must thank you. If I really allowed Miss Margaret to fall, then I’m truly finished.”
Sim smiled bitterly and said, “Sir Garrison Officer, even I’m unaware of Miss Margaret’s status. I just fulfilled my responsibilities here. Now that I think about it, it was quite scary. If Miss Margaret suffers an accident in my watch, then even my old bones won’t be able to appease the Ashley Family.”
As he wiped his sweat once more, Zhu Dachang said, “In any case, I need to thank you this time, brother. Alright, I need to head back and see which b.a.s.t.a.r.ds decided to cause us trouble.” Then he ran out. Although he was unsightly, he wasn’t slow. In a blink of an eye, he disappeared into his car and before long, the vehicle was seen speeding out of the hotel.
Seeing Zhu Dachang escape, Sim sneered and muttered, “Thank me huh. Hmph. You think you can escape the Ashley Family’s retaliation? Stupid pig.”
After he said that, Sim left the hall. Before this event, Sim was truly unaware of Margaret’s status. If Zhao Hai didn’t say it, then he would’ve never thought that the common academy Instructor was actually the Ashley Family’s sixth Miss. With such an extraordinary status, an unimportant person like him couldn’t afford offending her.
Margaret quickly arrived at the dining hall. At this time, Kirk and the crew were already inside. After Margaret and Zhao Hai appeared, those who were nervous began to calm down.
At this time, Sim walked over to Margaret and said, “Miss Margaret, this old man is truly unaware of your status. Excuse me if I have ever offended you.”
Margaret shook her head and said, “Mister Sim, you don’t need to apologize. Instead, I need to thank you. If not for your help, the crew might have been in danger.”
As she said that, they suddenly heard footsteps. Margaret and Sim turned to look at the source. The crew that went with Zhao Hai had come back.
The crew were hidden by the skeleton in a small alley for two hours. Although they were afraid, the skeleton remained motionless so they didn’t dare to go out. Then after the skeleton left the alley, they knew that the danger has pa.s.sed. Therefore, they immediately followed behind it and returned to the reception. Once it was in front of the hotel, the Undead vanished. And after they entered the hotel, they were informed by a robot to head towards the dining hall.
When Zhao Hai saw them enter, he smiled at them and ushered them over to the hall. And upon seeing that Zhao Hai and Margaret were safe, the crew felt relieved. They gave the two their salute before then entered the dining hall.
Seeing that Margaret was about to say something, Zhao Hai gave a nod before taking a seat.
Margaret looked at Zhao Hai and didn’t say anything to him. Although she looked favorably at him, she knew that it wouldn’t be good to be enthusiastic at this time.
After everyone had sat down, Margaret looked at everyone and said. “It has been a very dangerous day. Me and Zhao Hai were attacked outside, and even the hotel was sieged. Fortunately, with the help of Mister Sim, we were able to survive. Also, there’s no need to worry anymore. There are 100 attackers this time, 80 of them were killed by me and Zhao Hai in the mining tunnels. Moreover, the clan’s help would arrive tomorrow.”
Upon hearing Margaret, everyone cheered. However, Sim was actually startled. He had fought with the attackers, so he knew how strong they were. He didn’t expect there to be 100 of them all in all. This was equal to the strength of a small power. But what made Sim surprised even more was Margaret killing 80 of them.
Eighty level 3 to level 4 experts couldn’t be underestimated. Margaret was only a level 4 Mage while Zhao Hai was level 1. Sim was very curious about how the two were able to kill 80 experts.
Margaret waited for the others to calm down before she continued, “It has been a terrifying experience, but I expect that there shouldn’t be any danger from now on. I called everyone to the dining hall today so that we can enjoy a good meal and recover from the shock. Mister Sim, I have to trouble you. If you have anything delicious, please serve it.’
Sim laughed and said, “Today’s outcome is a joyful occasion. This is fate. This old man will take care of it. Everyone, wait for a moment.” Then immediately after he said that, Sim turned around and left.
Margaret turned to the others and said, “Alright, since we still need to wait for the dishes, I’ll have to ask everyone to have a couple of drinks. There’s no need to be polite. Captain Kirk, Zhao Hai, Mister Ken, Mister, Jing, please sit with me. I have something to say.”
Zhao Hai, Kirk, as well as the first and second mate sat at the table Margaret was gesturing towards. After everyone had sat down, Margaret said, “Today’s matter was too dangerous. I need to thank Mister Zhao Hai. If you weren’t here, then we might have suffered an accident.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Instructor is too polite. I’m now a member of the Ashley Family. Naturally, I will do my best to help. Also, if I don’t make a move on those people, then I would be the one who will perish.”
Margaret shook her head and said, “Even if you say that, I still need to thank you. If you weren’t here, then people would have died. You can rest a.s.sured, after you return to the academy, you will definitely be given the best grades. And once you enter the Bone Symbol Camp, you will be given the best treatment.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Then I’ll have to thank you, Instructor Margaret.”
Margaret nodded and said, “Zhao Hai, how long do you think you can get out of the academy? You should be getting more familiar with the density here, am I correct? It shouldn’t be long before you fully adapt.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Right. Just like Instructor said, I’m beginning to adjust to the Machine Field’s density. I should be finished in a couple of months.”
After hearing that, Margaret gave a nod and said, “When we return to the academy, I’ll be giving you some materials to read through. These are about the Bone Symbol Camp. I hope you can understand what it means to be in the camp.”
Just after she said that, robots arrived at the hall and began serving food. The atmosphere inside the dining hall immediately turned lively.