Chapter 48- Killing Fury
“Lee, you’re an expert in this field, go collect their information, and compare them to see if there are any problems.” Cheng Yang immediately said.
Lee Wanshan didn’t refuse, and immediately went over to listen to the reports of the professions one by one. However, in order to not let others hear their conversation, they lowered their voices.
Shortly after, Lee Wanshan returned to Cheng Yang’s side, and said, “Lord, the situation isn’t good.”
Cheng Yang hadn’t yet spoken, Fang Lei had already anxiously asked, “What happened? Don’t tell me they haven’t seen my wife? ”
Lee Wanshan looked at Fang Lei with eyes of sympathy, and said, “Little Lei, you need to be mentally prepared, although I’m not sure what they says were true, but it shouldn’t be far off. After our inquiry, seven people stated that your wife left with another group. In addition, there are three women after being threatened by us, had confessed something, they say your wife did indeed previously seek refuge together with them. But yesterday, the forefront man along with several other people, in order to distract several enchanted beasts outside their hideout, forced your wife out of the cave. The following matter doesn’t need me to say, you should also be able to guess what happens next.”
Lee Wanshan’s remarks was like a bolt of lightning hitting Fang Lei, making him fall into a state of despair, for a long time he didn’t regain consciousness. After a long period of time passed, Fang Lei having doubts asked, “Captain Lee, you said my wife was forced to leave the hiding place, then why weren’t several of the other women forced out, but my wife was forced out?”
Lee Wanshan said, “Because the remaining women had succumbed to that group of people, but your wife’s personality is stubborn, and she strongly resisted them. They were worried that your wife’s shouts might attract the monsters, so they didn’t strongly force themselves on her. But sometimes yesterday, several monsters have been lingering outside of their cave. This allowed those people to firmly make up their mind, and decided to threaten your wife with her life and innocence, to make your wife come out of the cave*.” [T/N: Made her as bait to lure the enchanted beasts away.]
Hearing this, Fang Lei couldn’t help but shed tears in his eyes, the rest also had their eyes somewhat moist. They felt sympathy for their comrade sad loss, while at the same time had nothing but admiration for the woman named Ruan Meng.
At this time, no one suspected Lee Wanshan’s words, because the words he uttered came out from the mouths of several people, and the content said was fully consistent. Moreover, they didn’t conspire with the others in getting the story straight, so their credibility was much higher than the rest of the people that were questioned.
“Little Meng, how can you be so stupid?” Fang Lei fell to the ground, crying.
Everyone could see that Fang Lei and wife loved each other very much, otherwise Ruan Meng’s death wouldn’t have given him such a heavy blow.
Cheng Yang went over to help Fang Lei up and said, “Now it’s your turn to go personally question those people, if the facts are correct, those people will be left to your disposal. If you have any issue, you can ask me.”
Fang Lei wiped away the tears, both eyes showed a trace of ruthless and resolute. He firmly nodded and said, “Lord, I know what to do.”
Then, Fang Lei headed toward the forefront man. At the moment, the other side was somewhat terrified, he couldn’t tell if Fang Lei figure out the truth or not.
Fang Lei coldly looked at the man, said, “If you confess, I can give you a way out.”
The man gave a pleading look and said, “Boss, sir, what I say a moment ago was the truth. If someone said something bad about me, it must be because they hold grudges, after all……”
“Shut up! “Fang Lei loudly shouted, interrupting the man’s nonsense, and then from his body extracted a wooden arrow from the quiver. He aimed directly at the man’s throat, and said, “I’ll say it again, if you confess, I can give you a way out.”
Fang Lei’s hand was grasping a wooden arrow, but the arrow’s head was actually made of iron, that icy radiance from the tip made the man felt a chill inside.
“I…… You can’t do that, this is the law of society, you can’t kill me……” This guy had some lousy ways with word.
Fang Lei made a sneer, said, “The law of society? Do you think now society is run by laws?” Then, Fang Lei released the arrow into the other side’s thigh, the man suddenly let out a pitiful pig’s scream like ones that were waiting to be slaughtered.
“Are you thinking straight now?” Fang Lei coldly said.
The man’s forehead breaks in cold sweat, and with fears in his eyes, said: “If…… if I say, you’re really not going to kill me?”
Fang Lei didn’t talk nonsense with him, and directly took out another arrow. The man no longer had any resistance, and immediately said, “Yes! Yes! It was me, I was the one that said we should push Ruan Meng out, at that time she was killed by the enchanted beast.”
“You…… Beast!” Fang Lei loudly roared, sending the arrow straight into the opposite party’s chest.
The man looked at the arrow inserted in his chest, seemingly forgotten about the pain, he panic-strickenly pointed at Fang Lei, said, “Didn’t…… didn’t you…… say you weren’t …… going to kill me?”
Fang Lei instantly pulled the arrow out, full of hatred said, “When treating people, I naturally meant it, but are you human?” Then, Fang Lei turn around and directly left.
After that one arrow was pulled out, a stream of blood started gushing out from the chest, as the man finally unwillingly swallowed his final breath.
Fang Lei killed numerous monsters these days, but this was the first time he actually murdered a person. Although the pain from losing his wife filled him with anger, but after killing a person it also gave him a certain sense of discomfort. However he forcibly held it back, and didn’t vomit.
Fang Lei went to Cheng Yang’s side and said, “Lord, I’ve killed the leader of that group of people. The others I left at your disposal. Little Meng is dead, even if more people are killed, it won’t bring her back to life.”
Cheng Yang looked at Fang Lei and said, “You’ve done well, the rest of these men will be brought back to Luo Feng village. When the territory have excess transfer quota, we will let them transfer, and become craft profession, collecting materials for the village for free. 30% of their proceeds will be your private property, it can be considered your compensation.”
“Thank you, Lord!” Fang Lei immediately said.
Subsequently, Cheng Yang took all the profession and left. As for these people, they all remained. people Whether or not they would escape, Cheng Yang wasn’t worried. Now in addition to staying in this one place, everywhere else was full of enchanted beasts. Where could they flee to? Even if they died, Cheng Yang wouldn’t feel pity for them. In any case, these people were dispensable.
After more than three hours, they had reached four rescue points. Their luck was pretty good, they had unexpectedly rescued someone at a rescue point. Although no one was found at the three other rescue points, but they hadn’t heard any bad news either, which gave people a little bit of hope.
The time was already four in the afternoon, and the distance from the time they had decided to return was only an hour left. However, because along the way they had left behind many people that needed rescuing, so for security reasons, they decided to return earlier.
The team immediately began backtracking their path. As long as there were people in need of aid, they were taken along with them. With the increase in staff, their travel speed got slower and slower, while the frequency of monsters attack gradually increased.
Fortunately, the large monster communities were already eliminated by them along the way. Occasionally there would be a group of enchanted beasts wandering, but under the coordination of Cheng Yang and others, they were quickly destroyed.
When they returned to Xiangcheng City’s south channel, with the team were nearly 3,000 people, forming a width of more than 20 meters, and a length of 70-80 meters. Not only were the ordinary people saved, it also included a group given special cares by Cheng Yang and the others known as ‘Criminals’.
The sky had almost darken, while the inside of the rescued people gradually became more fearful, after all, they didn’t know what awaits them.
After entering the jungle, the speed of the team got slower, and with only 30 professions in the team, it was impossible to ensure the security of everyone. Occasionally, 1-2 enchanted beasts jumped out, taking a life or two, which made these refugees even more frightened.
Therefore, Cheng Yang and the others not only had to deal with eliminating the enchanted beasts, but also calmed these ordinary people down.
In fact, Cheng Yang’s decision to save these people today, wasn’t because he was kind, but due to him being clear of the trend a year later. He knew very well the importance of population. Luo Feng Village might be overcrowded now, but as the station level increased, the population would be the biggest restriction in the development of the territory. In beginning of the apocalypse, a lot of refugees could be saved, but a month later, wanting find a group of refugees won’t be so easy.
From the south channel of Xiangcheng City to Luo Feng Village was only five kilometers away, it took the people about two hours to arrive. When Cheng Yang stepped inside Luo Feng Village’s gate, he finally let out a long breath.
Although along the way because of enchanted beasts’ attacks, nearly 200 people were killed, but overall the process went smoothly. The rest of these people didn’t blame Cheng Yang and others, and no one dared to blame.
When these ordinary people saw the tall walls of Luo Feng Village, they couldn’t help but let out loud cheers, because it indicated they didn’t have to worry day and night about monsters attacking them anymore. As for what their own life would be in the future, it couldn’t be any worse than death, right?
After Cheng Yang came back, he threw the task of resettlement for these refugees to Yu Kai and the rest, before going off to the profession statues, and upgraded their property. For the four main profession statues Cheng Yang chose to upgrade ‘Magic Defense’, and as for the priest statue, he selected to upgrade the ‘Mana’.
After everything was done, the territory was left with 2,600 power values. It seemed today’s earning was only enough to upgrade the statues, if this continued, when would the territory be able to scrape together 20,000 power values to upgrade the village to level 3?
Cheng Yang was tangled for only an extremely short time, he also abandoned his thoughts on the other stations. Being able to upgrade his village to level 2 was already considered a huge advantage.