The Genius System Without Equal - Chapter 766
Those people seemed convinced that Xiao Luo was a hunter, so they took him into their group.
After getting to know them, Xiao Luo learned they were indeed mercenaries. They were the Silver Wing Mercenary Group, and they made their living by hunting exotic beasts in the Dark Forest. They transported the captured beasts to the Mu City to sell. The large muscular man named Silver Dragon was their leader. He led the mercenary group.
“Bro, watch out next time. Do not go too deep in the Dark Forest. As a Martial Master, you could die here. It would be better to hunt at the periphery in the future,” said Silver Dragon, patting Xiao Luo on the shoulder.
They were leaving the Dark Forest. The other members kept a close watch on the surroundings. They moved with arrows set on their crossbows, all prepared for use. They were always alert and were ready to fight. Silver Dragon, who was chatting with Xiao Luo, seemed to be the only idle person in the group.
Xiao Luo nodded to show he understood Silver Dragon.
“You are a hunter. We are mercenaries. We are doing the same thing. You are lucky that you met us, and we are taking you out of the forest. But if you were unlucky, you might have run into some ferocious exotic beast. That would not be good. It would even be unluckier for you if you ran into the Sucking Blood Clan. Tsk, tsk…”
Silver Dragon did not finish his last sentence. But Xiao Luo could see from his facial expression that the Sucking Blood Clan seemed to be taboo. The other members of the Silver Wing Mercenary Group turned slightly pale at the mention of the clan.
“Excuse me, what is the Sucking Blood Clan?” asked Xiao Luo.
“They are vampires.”
The man called Camel, who suddenly approached him, answered. He used lots of hand gestures to explain, “They have two sharp teeth and feed on human blood. A starving vampire can suck the blood of a human until the human becomes a dry corpse. If a vampire sucks your blood, and you do not die, then you will become the Sucking Blood Clan’s puppet. You will follow their orders like a living dead.”
Xiao Luo and the Duck Emperor, who had been holding his tongue, were both shocked. Both of them immediately thought of the two canine teeth that Ghost had. Was Ghost a vampire?
Ghost once said they should be careful of her brothers. The likelihood that Ghost was a member of the Sucking Blood Clan seemed extremely high. But why did she not hurt Xiao Luo?
Xiao Luo frowned. From what he had heard, the Sucking Blood Clan was a cruel and bloodthirsty bunch. However, Ghost did not suck his blood. Instead, she saved him and even told him to watch out for her brothers. He really could not fathom why she did it.
The Dark Forest was vast. It was already dusk, yet they had still not reached the periphery of the forest.
The group started a bonfire to grill meat for dinner. The members were friendly to Xiao Luo and gave him plenty of grilled meat.
The Duck Emperor had been holding his tongue to avoid trouble all the while. It was only then that he spoke in a low voice. He said, “God damned little brat. That little girl called Ghost is probably a member of the Sucking Blood Clan they mentioned. Fortunately, you shook her off. Well done. Otherwise, we would have been doomed.”
However, that was not what Xiao Luo thought. “If she wanted to harm us, she would have done it. But Ghost did not. She even saved us.”
“You are ignorant. Fresh food is the best, so it is the same with blood. I am sure Ghost was going to use us as a mobile blood bank. So, she could suck whenever she wanted some fresh blood,” the Duck Emperor whispered with a serious look on his face.
Xiao Luo frowned slightly. As he gazed at the flickering bonfire, he did not believe that was Ghost’s intention. Although, he was sure that Ghost had some weird reaction when she saw fresh blood.
The Duck Emperor tapped his chest several times, expressing his relief. “Fortunately, we have got rid of her control. My legs cannot stop shivering at the mere thought of her biting my neck and sucking up my blood.”
Xiao Luo ignored the duck. He focused on his healing process again. At that point, the most important thing was to recover his strength as soon as possible.
On the other side of the bonfire, Camel went up to Silver Dragon and sat next to him. Tilting his head, he said to Silver Dragon in a low voice, “Boss, why are we taking him with us? The man is just a Martial Master. He is so badly injured, he is useless to us. Taking him with us will cause us trouble. Feeding him is a waste of our food, too.”
“Eh, that is not a fair comment. No one is completely useless. We can sacrifice the chap if we run into the Sucking Blood Clan. That might help us avoid an unnecessary battle,” said Silver Dragon with a smile while looking at Xiao Luo.
Camel exclaimed, “Gee, Boss. You have been planning this all along. I was wondering why you have been treating a useless hunter so well. I got it now.”
Silver Dragon took a sip of liquor. “The Sucking Blood Clan is living in the Dark Castle. The chance of running into them is quite low. But we should always be prepared, just in case. We should not underestimate them. As natural-born martial arts practitioners, they do not need to cultivate at all. Their attainments will improve as they grow up. By the time they are adults, they are as strong as Martial Kings.”
Besides, they will never die as long as they continue to consume fresh blood. The rumor is that there are even one-thousand-year-old vampires sleeping in the Dark Castle. They may be freaks, but they can compare their level to Martial Venerables. Had the Holy Land of the Light Clan not sent their people to suppress those vampires, the Sucking Blood Clan would now be the ruler of the Mu City. The two parties agreed, and the Light Clan made no further attempt to eliminate the Sucking Blood Clan. But according to their agreement, the Sucking Blood Clan must stay in the Dark Forest forever.”
Smiling sarcastically, Camel said, “It is just a verbal agreement. The Holy Land of the Light Clan is millions of kilometers away from here. Even if the Sucking Blood Clan breaks the agreement and leaves the Dark Forest, no one will immediately know.”
“You could not be more wrong about that. Do you know how long the Holy Land of the Light Clan has been dominating the Arcana Land? They are not idiots. When they completed the agreement, the Light Clan transferred all lifeblood of all the Sucking Blood clansmen into one person. They then took this clansman away with them. If the Sucking Blood Clan breaks the agreement, they will kill this clansman, and the entire Sucking Blood Clan will vanish instantly. They will disappear from this world forever!” said Silver Dragon.
Camel gasped, “That is cruel!”
“Of course. The Holy Land of the Light Clan has tons of ways to deal with dangerous clans like these,” said Silver Dragon with a sigh.
However, they did not know that Xiao Luo had heard their entire conversation, for the system had enhanced his faculties. His eyesight and hearing were both much better than the average person. Although his strength had recovered, he had still not fully restored his sight and hearing to their optimum.
So, this is the Silver Wing Mercenary Group!
Xiao Luo grunted to himself. They pretended to help him, but in fact, they were scheming against him secretly. Alright then, he would like to see who would eventually end up as the victim.
The good thing was that he got to know the Sucking Blood Clan better from their conversation. He wondered whether the clansman who had the lifeblood of the entire Sucking Blood Clan could be a relative of Ghost. Perhaps it was the real reason Ghost wanted to go to the Holy Land of the Light Clan.