Chapter 149 - The two

Chapter 149 of 150 chapters

Edited by: VindiFan#1

Hearing Gu Qing Shan explain everything, all the cultivators would only think of what he did as correct.

The elder saw that he was only at Foundation Establishment realm, thinking that he would scare him with a few threats, but Gu Qing Shan only needed a single sentence to rouse everyone up.

He couldn’t do anything but scoff, bringing the disciples back to their tent.

“Brat, if the mountain doesn’t move the road will”

Letting out his Rejuvenation spirit pressure, he turned and walked without saying anything else.

After all the Spirit Beast sect people  left, Bai Hai Dong looked at Gu Qing Shan, worried and whispered: “You have to keep an eye out for them”

The guard cultivator also advised him, a bit out of character: “People from Spirit Beast sect are known to hold a grudge, you need to be careful”

“No need to worry” saying so, Gu Qing Shan left this behind him.

The guard cultivator then brought the two of them to a large tent.

After saying their goodbyes with the guard cultivator, they walked into the tent to see Leng Tian Xing.

Leng Tian Xing was wearing a Zhao Wu Chaplain armor set, solemnly saying something.

All the cultivators were standing around him, very seriously listening to his orders.

Looking around, Gu Qing Shan saw that there was even a Golden Core late stage cultivator within that group.

The Golden Core late stage cultivator was only wearing a Ren Yong Chaplain armor set, nodding respectfully as he listened to Leng Tian Xing’s orders.

In the army, a cultivator’s cultivation can only be used as reference for taking on missions, while the ones that are in charge would definitely always be the one with the highest ranking.

The cultivator with the highest ranking might not necessarily be the strongest, but they’re definitely the one that understands the demons most as well as how to fight them, how to be in charge of the battlefield and have the most experience fighting on the battlefield.

Just like how Gu Qing Shan beheaded Li Chu Chen once he violated military law, but after receiving the Heart Appraisal, he didn’t need to take any responsibility and even got rewarded Military Merit for it.

And thus, during the time of war, military ranking is the highest authority, period.

As they entered the tent, the other cultivators all turned to look.

“Hai Dong ——-ah? Qing Shan? Why are you here?” Leng Tian Xing smiled.

He stepped forward, patting Gu Qing Shan’s shoulder then introduced him to the cultivators of Yao Guang sect.

They all gladly chatted.

After Bai Hai Dong told everyone about what they went through, everyone sighed deeply.

“Why are you here?” Gu Qing Shan asked.

“Not that different from you, the formation plates malfunctioned, the demons attacked at the opportune moment and the camp couldn’t hold” Leng Tian Xing replied.

Everyone exchanged looks and stayed silent.

If anyone were to outright say the implications of this, no one would be able to relax anymore.

Facing the overwhelming forces of the demons, the only reason why humanity is able to fend them off at all is thanks to the evolution of thousands of years of cultivator civilization ——–the 6 arts.

Formations are the basis for all human defensive systems, if any problems were to occur during the war, it would become a devastating blow for humanity as a whole.

And it’s not a simple blow to their defenses, but to their mentality itself.

Just what caused the formation plates to malfunction?

The demons were all outside, blocked out by the formations, so how did they manage to sabotage the plates?

Could it be traitors?

But how could there be so many traitors?

The more deeply you think about it, the more shaken your mentality will be.

Gu Qing Shan stayed silent, then suddenly laughed: “We’ve not had the time to talk properly for quite a while, how about going outside for a bit?”

Leng Tian Xing rubbed his chin: “Very well, just when I was thinking to go get some fresh air”

The two of them left the camp, walking along the desolate barren countryside.

It was now already dawn, the morning sun warmed their bodies.

“About this, what do you think?” Gu Qing Shan asked.

“A bit unbelievable” Leng Tian Xing answered.

“I think many people have the same thought as you right now”

“That’s right, if things continue like this and we can’t find the reason, there’s no way we’ll be able to proceed with the decisive battle”

Leng Tian Xing then suddenly asked: “What do you think about this?”

Gu Qing Shan squints his eyes, picking up a few blades of grass as he stared at the rising sun: “The weather today seems to be good, how about you and I look for an excuse to move out once?”

Leng Tian Xing said: “Ah? That’s what you thinking?”

Gu Qing Shan smiled and replied: “I don’t know too many people, and you’re a Golden Core realm cultivator as well as a Zhao Wu Chaplain, who else would I look for help with but you?”

Leng Tian Xing replied: “Since you’re the one asking, of course I wouldn’t have any problems”

The two of them returned to the camp, looking at the list of missions posted outside the Generals’ tent.

What’s posted here are a few common military missions.

Unless there are newcomers, or an urgent mission comes up, Generals usually won’t pick out specific members for missions.

In any other cases, aside from secret missions, all available military missions will be posted here for cultivators to choose.

This situation will continue all the way until the campaign officially starts.

At that time, the Generals will recollect all the missions and give them out appropriately according to rankings.

“How about this?” Leng Tian Xing pointed at one of the more recent mission plates.

Gu Qing Shan used his inner sight to scan it.

“Requires 2 cultivators to move North and look for the demons’ presence, return when you reach Han Yu Pass. Note: 3 Military Merit”

Gu Qing Shan thought a bit, then couldn’t help but silently praise him.

Leng Tian Xing is truly a person good at reading others, this mission’s content is relatively tame, the range of freedom is wide, and the amount of Military Merit given isn’t even eye-catching.

Gu Qing Shan answered: “I think it’ll do”

They removed the plate and brought it to the secretary desk to register their leave.

After registering them for the mission, the cultivator manning the desk reminded them: “Try and return quickly, the main army force will be arranged tomorrow to prepare for the upcoming battle ——if you’re late, be ready to be greeted by military law”

“Relax, we aren’t deserters” Leng Tian Xing smiled and said.

After the cultivator looked at their respective armors, his expression loosened and signed his name on the registration.

After he confirmed it with his signature, the two of them has officially received the mission.

Gu Qing Shan and Leng Tian Xing thanked the cultivator and left.

“Let’s go back to my Yao Guang sect’s tent first, I need to tell them about this otherwise they would be worried for nothing when they can’t find me” Leng Tian Xing said.

Since this is necessary, Gu Qing Shan nodded and said: “That’s fine, I’ll prepare our meal for the night before we leave”

After returning to the Yao Guang sect’s tent, they told everyone about it.

Although the group was surprised, the two of them were respectively a Zhao Wu Chaplain and Xiao Qi Chaplain, at least a step higher than anyone here, so if they wanted to take on an individual mission, no one can really say anything.

Bai Hai Dong also knew Gu Qing Shan a bit, so when he heard about there being a mission, he was kind of tempted, since the mission wasn’t particularly hard, and he’ll get some Military Merit from it.

Looking at Gu Qing Shan, he said: “Sword 15, how about I go with you as well”

Gu Qing Shan smiled and replied: “This mission is only for two people, if you’re going, your senior brother won’t be able to”

Bai Hai Dong looked at Leng Tian Xing and was about to speak: “Senior brother ——-“

Leng Tian Xing cut him off, saying: “You’re no good for it, I’ll go”

“Why am I no good?” Bai Hai Dong asked.

“Compare yourself and me, who’s more suitable?” Leng Tian Xing thumped his Zhao Wu Chaplain armor set and said.

“But then, Sword 15 ——–he’s able to ——–“ Bai Hai Dong was still unconvinced.

“This is Sword 15’s mission, you can’t match me, are you saying you can match him? Or do you want to take his mission?”

“I-I don’t mean to take from him…”

Bai Hai Dong who was shot down with just a few sentences, sighed in disappointment and stepped aside.