Edited by: VindiFan#1
“Wait, I’ll come too” Liu Qing Yan gritted her teeth, staggering to stand up.
Gu Qing Shan turned around, seeing the pain in her eyes, very sincerely said: “You can’t, I forbid it. Stay right there and heal your wounds”
Not minding the disappointed look in her eyes, he went outside the camp alone, stopping at an empty area.
Taking a spirit beast bag, Gu Qing Shan infused it with spirit energy.
A red, flaming fox appeared.
“You’re ———“ seeing a stranger, the fox immediately started to speak.
“Li Chu Chen violated military laws, he’s been executed. Right now I’m looking for his accomplice, you don’t seem to be it, so please go back inside the spirit beast bag” Gu Qing Shan said.
Hearing that, the fox’s eyes rolled, saying: “If he’s dead, then I’ll be going back to Spirit Beast sect myself”
“No, you’re a spirit beast, you can’t run away on your own”
Gu Qing Shan continued: “I will use the fastest method possible to bring your spirit beast bag back to a cultivator of Spirit Beast sect, so please go back inside”
The fox ignored him, turning around to run, saying: “I’ll go by myself, always having to stay inside the spirit beast bag is really———“
A cold gleam, the fox suddenly jumped, but was caught up by it and cut into a mist of blood.
Gu Qing Shan threw the spirit beast bag away.
He then let out all the other spirit beasts in the other bags.
A blue-eyes white tiger, together with a few non-fighter spirit beasts, all looking at Gu Qing Shan.
“What happened?” the blue-eyes white tiger asked.
“It’s nothing, I’m looking for the camp’s attack culprit, which spirit beasts were originally inside these bag?” Gu Qing Shan looked at them and asked.
He was still holding a few spirit beast bags, but they were all empty.
“You’ll have to ask our master, we all stayed inside our spirit beast bags so we don’t know if he took in any new spirit beasts”
After saying so, the blue-eyes white tiger looked at the fox’s corpse.
It was evaluating Gu Qing Shan, then exchanged looks with the other spirit beasts.
“Come, go back to your spirit beast bags” Gu Qing Shan couldn’t get anything out of them, so he told them straight.
All the spirit beast was silent, and went back to their respective spirit beast bags.
Bai Hai Dong and the female cultivators were staying at the camp, still a bit disorientated. But saw Gu Qing Shan quickly returning.
Gu Qing Shan said heavily: “Everyone keeps resting, we’ll resume the march in the morning”
Nothing eventful happened on the second day.
As they carefully moved, they quickly made to the camp by noon.
When they arrived, they found the camp to already be full of people.
Very quickly, two guard cultivators came up, bringing them to the General’s tent.
In the tent, a General looked at Gu Qing Shan’s group’s orders, then at their badges.
The General was wearing a blue Daoist robe, hasn’t even put on his armor.
“You are Gu Qing Shan?” the General frowned looking at him.
“I am” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Do you know who I am?”
“Looking at your outfit, you must be from Blue Clouds Pass”
The General leaned back in his chair, looking at him full of motives.
“I am Blue Cloud Pass’ Wu Xing Wen, responsible for this camp’s rewards and punishment” he said.
“Ah? That means you’re a Ding Yuan General, correct?” Gu Qing Shan asked back, seeming to not understood his intention.
General ranks are split into four, from lowest to highest, namely: You Ji, Ding Yuan, Yong Zhen, Shen Wei.
Before, Gong Sun Zhi was a Ding Yuan General, while Ning Yue Xi wearing the golden armor was a You Ji General.
The only Yong Zhen General that humanity has, unfortunately fell during the last campaign, so the highest ranking officer available at the moment are Ding Yuan Generals.
“Gu Qing Shan, I remember you seemed to have done quite a good job at the semester examination” Wu Xing Wen stared at him and continued.
“Indeed, I killed one of your people, so what do you want to say?” Gu Qing Shan was impatient.
If you want to show off then do so, simply trying to scare people without anything solid, you think I’m a newbie that doesn’t know the world?
Wu Xing Wen got angry, slapping the table and shouted: “Your original number doesn’t match the amount that arrived at the camp, what is the cause of your delay!?”
During a march, if he got pinned with a “delay” tag, he’ll definitely get punished.
Gu Qing Shan coldly laughed, not having any intention to receive it.
He said: “We don’t have any delays”
“Then where are the numbers?” Wu Xing Wen pursued.
“How did they die?”
“One of them was KIA by demon beasts, another was executed by me due to military law”
Wu Xing Wen swung his hand, ordered: “Men, come. Heart Appraisal”
Heart Appraisal is a very important part of military questioning.
If cultivators are out battling demons, whenever a cultivator kills another, no matter who it is, they must receive Heart Appraisal.
If the killed party really did violate military laws, then there’s no problem, you even get Military Merit for it.
But if the killing was done because of personal grudge, purposefully murder or out of selfishness, then you’ll pay with your own life.
Very quickly, a cultivator came and sat across from Gu Qing Shan>
His eyes were unnaturally bright, almost like he was looking at your very core.
“Speak, I’ll determine if it’s the truth for not” the other cultivator said nonchalantly.
Gu Qing Shan understood that he has a God’s Chosen Skill to determine lies and truth, so he recounted the situation in detail.
When the cultivator questioned further, Gu Qing Shan easily answered each one.
Finally, he nodded, reporting to Wu Xing Wen: “It’s all truth”
Wu Xing Wen looked at the cultivator in disappointment and stayed silent.
The cultivator then turned around, saying again: “He’s not telling any lies”
Wu Xing Wen reluctantly spoke: “That idiotic brat called Li Chu Chen, what was he thinking that he would harm his own people”
He frowned very deeply, carrying an expression of confusion and tiredness.
He was already no longer thinking about making things hard for Gu Qing Shan. After all, he’s still Bai Hua Fairy’s disciple, if the opportunity arises he doesn’t mind taking it, but if he can’t then there’s no need to force it.
What he’s more interested right now is actual business.
Wu Xing Wen muttered: “Just what is going on at the frontline lately, so many camps have formation plate failures, even marching had failure, it couldn’t all be because of traitors?”
If that’s the case, then humanity is already in chaos.
The decisive battle is in two days.
But if the situation is true, even without the battle, as soon as this news is confirmed, the entire human alliance would collapse on its own.
This was supposed to be preparation for a once-and-for-all decisive battle, but with a situation like this, would it be appropriate to battle?
Gu Qing Shan stayed silent and didn’t interfere.
Wu Xing Wen took Gu Qing Shan’s badge, pointing at it with his hand and reluctantly said: “You caught a traitor, saved your fellow men, 10 Military Merits”
Saying so, he threw the badge back.
Taking it, Gu Qing Shan scanned it with his inner sight to see his total Military Merit reaching 115.
He needs 180 Merit to rank up to “Zhen Wei Chaplain”, so he’s 65 Military Merit away.
“Go, guide them to where they need to be”
Wu Xing Wen decided to just not look at him anymore, waving his hand to 2 cultivators on his side to guide them away.
One of them guided them.
Wu Xing Wen stayed silent, then suddenly sighed.
“Senior brother, what’s wrong?” a guard cultivator asked him in a low voice.
Everyone else has already left, so there were only people from Blue Clouds Pass in this tent.
Wu Xing Wen shook his head, still a bit unwilling.
He sighed, saying: “Poor him, youngest brother only joined last year, but now he’s already gone”
All the cultivators exchanged looks and went silent.
They were all well aware, the General was talking about Lee Chang An, after offending Gu Qing Shan at the semester examination, the one who got beheaded.