Time passed quickly. Soon, it was 10 in the morning.
A cool wind blew against my battle garments as I waited at the edge of the northwest edge of the map. A couple minutes later, I heard the sound of a couple of mounts riding toward me until one of them—a ferocious tiger—let out a mighty roar. The next moment, my Beautiful Little Pepper clad in fiery red armor appeared in front of me on her white-spotted tiger.
"You girls sure took your time, hehe…" A smile crept onto my face as I watched the in-game Lin Yixin.
Chaos Moon appeared from behind Lin Yixin as expected, but to my surprise, a third beauty appeared to the scene while riding a Dragonscale Beast as well. She wore a set of leather armor, and she carried a longbow behind her back. Her hair was tied into a bun, and she exuded an aura of purity and innocence. She was none other than Beiming Xue.
"Hi, Beiming! Why have you come?"
I walked up to her and asked with a smile.
Instead of answering, Beiming dismounted mid-gallop and fell on top of me like a truck. There was so much force behind her that I stumbled backward until I slammed into a maple tree. Hugging me as tightly as she could and burying her face between my neck, she murmured beside my ears, "Big brother, I miss you so, so much!"
Lin Yixin and Chaos Moon stood next to me with strange smiles on their faces. Chaos Moon’s smile was one of schadenfreude, while Lin Yixin’s was a forced smirk that barely concealed her killing intent. She was obviously jealous, but she also knew that I was the one who had recruited Beiming Xue to Bloody Mercenaries and invited her to my world. She understood why Beiming Xue was so dependent on me, and so tried her best to swallow her frustration.
I was embarrassed to say the least, so I patted Beiming’s shoulder repeatedly and said, "It’s okay, it’s okay…"
A while later, the archer looked up with teary eyes and kissed me on the cheeks. "This one’s from Sister Eve. She managed to beat S2 as the guild’s main tank, and she’s currently attempting S3 with Lian Xin, Sister Mingyue and Li Chengfeng to grind some S3 equipment for Li Chengfeng. That is why she couldn’t join me… She asks you to forgive her…"
I nodded. "There’s nothing to forgive. I completely understand. Also, don’t you know that I’m doing pretty well in Iron Skull Wilderness? I understand that you’re all worried about me, but seriously, you make it sound like I’ve been sold to Africa as a miner, like come on…"
Beiming Xue burst into an uncontrollable giggle before she punched me in the shoulder. "You always know how to make me laugh, big brother!"
I shook my head. "Right, right. Now can you get off me already?"
As if she just realized what she was doing, Beiming hurriedly let go of my neck and climbed back to her feet. Face as red as an apple, she said, "Sorry, big brother. I was so excited to see you that I forgot that Sister Lin Yixin is here. I promise I’ll sweet-talk her into punching you less when she beats you up later…"
My eyes widened. "You knew she would do that, and you did it anyway? You little...!"
Meanwhile, Lin Yixin interrupted expressionlessly, "It’s fine, I don’t care. If I got pissed off for every ‘little sister’ you dote on, my hair would turn white in a single day…"
"Come, Chaos Moon. Give these to Eve when you see her later."
"Sure. Show me the stuff!"
I took out the 300 stacks of Sealing Crystals in my bag and dumped them in Chaos Moon’s hands. "This is the Zephyr Ironbone Warhorse. It is much stronger than the Cyan Battle Tiger, and not much weaker compared to the Dragonscale Beast. They should be enough to meet the guild’s demand for cavalry for the moment. I know that Dark Moon City’s resources are limited, and that there’s only so much Dragonlight Cavalrymen it can produce, so…"
Chaos Moon’s eyes widened as she stared at the Sealing Crystals. "Holy shit! These Zephyr Ironbone Warhorses are amazing! You really have become the wealthy landlord of the frontier…"
"There are 30000 of them in total. You should upgrade the Cyan Tiger Cavalry with them…"
"Alright, you can go back now. Teleport straight back to Dark Moon City and give them to Eve so that you don’t lose them. Leave the distribution to her."
I asked her, "I haven’t returned to the China server in a long time. Can you tell me how many Dragonlight Cavalrymen and Dragonlight Archers we have now?"
Chaos Moon shrugged. "You already know that we’re dry on resources. As far as we’re aware, we’ve swept all resources available in all the main cities and still couldn’t produce nearly enough Dragonlight Cavalry. That being said, it’s not like their growth wasn’t significant. Let me see… Right now, we have a total of 31k+ Dragonlight Cavalrymen and 15k+ Dragonlight Archers. You can see for yourself that we haven’t been lazy while you’ve been gone."
I nodded with a chuckle. "30000 Dragonlight Cavalry, 15000 Dragonlight Archers and now 30000 Zephyr Cavalry. This means that we have 75k peak-tier cavalry in total, or almost enough to sweep the entire Cyan Beast single-handedly! This is wonderful! Well, tell everyone to keep working hard. It’s only a matter of time before I return to the guild. Oh right, did anything notable happen around Dark Moon City during this time?"
Chaos Moon said, "Lil Beiming, tell him!"
Beiming Xue clung onto my arm as she replied, "There’s nothing particularly big except one thing, big brother. Amber Pupil gathered almost 200 guilds and created an alliance called ‘Dragons Run Wild’. They made a huge splash while grinding at Dragonbone Mountain Range, and they recently occupied a territory that was close to Black Coast and Dark Moon City. Sister Eve left them alone since Amber Pupil hadn’t tried to provoke us, but…"
Beiming Xue chuckled. "However, big brother Gui Guzi is still leading Bloody Mercenaries, and he had no qualms killing Dragons Run Wild. He led 10000+ Dragonlight Cavalrymen and killed almost 100k Dragons Run Wild players before pulling away. Surprisingly, Amber Pupil kept his cool very well and posted a thread denouncing Bloody Mercenaries’ bandit-like behavior. However, he didn’t add Ancient Sword into his accusations because Gui Guzi had declared beforehand that Bloody Mercenaries was a separate guild from Ancient Sword Dreaming Souls…"
"OMG, Little Gui…" I clenched my fists.
Chaos Moon also said, "Hmph, that guy’s so wild that even Eve couldn’t control him. He made her cry, you know…"
Me: "Hmph! Just wait until I return to the Chia server. I’m going to beat the shit out of him!"
"Yeah, show him no mercy…" Beiming Xue joined in on the bullying.
I looked at Chaos Moon. "By the way, why are you still standing around here? I’ll hold you responsible if you drop my 30k Zephyr Ironbone Warhorses, understand?"
Chaos Moon pulled out her return scroll and stuck out her tongue at me. "Do you think I’m your private postman or something? You don’t even pay me for my service…"
"You want money? I’ll give you money. Get over here!"
A ray of light surrounded Chaos Moon, and she vanished just like that.
Beiming Xue asked me smilingly, "So, what are you going to do next, big brother?"
I was wondering if I should tell her about my plans when a chorus of hooves rang behind us. I turned around just in time to see Hickey, Warscar and the rest of Godkiller’s heavy cavalry galloping toward us. Hickey dismounted long before she reached us and said respectfully, "Boss, everything’s ready. We can depart anytime you wish!"
While saying so, she glanced at Lin Yixin and Beiming Xue and exclaimed in astonishment, "Wow, who are these beautiful Chinese girls? Are they yours, boss? Oh, I recognize you! You’re Beautiful Little Pepper, right? Hehe, I’m so glad I finally got to meet you in person…"
Lin Yixin sheathed her Seven Star Veluriyam Sword and greeted Hickey politely, "Good day, Hickey!"
"Good day to you too!"
Next, Hickey looked at Beiming Xue for several seconds before exclaiming, "Her translated ID says… Beiming Xue? Are you the number one archer of China, the Dark Archer Beiming Xue?"
For some reason, Beiming Xue pouted and asked me, "Who is this woman?"
I shrugged. "That’s a long story. What I can tell you is that we’re all on the same side. Beiming, this is Hickey and Warscar, the allies I’ve made in Iron Skull Wilderness. Hickey, Warscar, this is Beiming Xue, my younger sister. Just like you two, she’s my right hand in China."
Hickey nodded in acknowledgement. "Girl, you are very cute."
Beiming Xue: "..."
Lin Yixin finally asked a question, "Say, what have you assembled so many men for?"
Hickey looked surprised. "You don’t know yet? We’re going to Dirge Canyon to carry out a secret military operation…"
Lin Yixin immediately bubbled with excitement. "Ohh, a military operation? Wonderful! I don’t have anything to do this afternoon anyway. I’ll be coming with you all!"
However, ignorant Warscar said, "You should stay out of this, girl. Our opponent is the scary Cyan Beast. We ain’t going to console you if you drop a Level and cry."
Hickey immediately elbowed him. "You idiot! How can you say something like that without knowing who she is?"
Warscar rubbed his eyes. "She’s a female player. So?"
"She’s also a Top 5 CGL Hall of Famer and one of the best players of the China server! Her ID is Wind Fantasy!"
"Wind Fantasy?!" Warscar suddenly recalled something and turned green. "You mean that badass woman who killed twenty million Northern Alliance players with God’s Tear? Sorry, sorry…"
Lin Yixin simply ignored Warscar and looked at me. "This is the type of players you recruit in Iron Skull Wilderness, Little Cheat?"
Warscar’s complexion turned even grayer. "I…"
I shook my head. "Right. Since you’re both here, you may as well join us, Yiyi, Beiming. We can use two Divine Generals’ help. By the way, you both have full Divine Energy Points, right?"
Both ladies nodded in unison. "Mn!"
Hickey smiled even wider. "Hoho, this is wonderful! 4 Divine Generals is definitely enough to teach those Cyan Beast bastards a lesson!"
I nodded and checked the time again. "Alright, let’s go! We depart to Dirge Canyon!"
Warscar raised his axe and shouted, "We march, brothers and sisters!"
I rode and flew closely to the ground. To my left was Lin Yixin, and to my right Beiming Xue. Their arrival had increased our chances of success by 5% at least. I’m so happy!Previous Chapter Next Chapter