Chapter 231: The Sighting
“What? A Class 5 Magical Beast?” The sudden news instantly broke the silence in the meeting room. Immediately, Yun Li’s face paled as he stood up from his chair. With a single stride he reached the soldier and grabbed onto his clothes with both hands and a look of disbelief, “What did you say, did you really see a Class 5 Magical Beast?” Yun Li’s words were practically shouts by this point.
“Ye-yes my lord, We came across a Class 5 Magical Beast in the Magical Beast Mountain Range.” The soldier’s voice began to tremble as his face drained with color.
Even Jian Chen’s face had hardened as he heard the words of a Class 5 Magical Beast being sighted. A Class 5 Magical Beast rivalled an Earth Saint Master in strength, but they had a natural superiority over humans and could easily fight against them. Unless a person had an extremely strong battle skill, they definitely wouldn’t be considered an opponent for a Class 5 Magical Beast. Besides, Wake City wasn’t a city where many Earth Saint Masters came to visit, making a Class 5 Magical Beast almost a paragon without a rival existence to them.
A Class 5 Magical Beast was to an Earth Saint Master what a Class 4 Magical Beast was to a Great Saint Master. There was a clear divide between the two almost as wide as the heavens and earth. In comparison, a Great Saint Master’s strength compared to an Earth Saint Master was like watching a Primary Saint who had just condensed his Saint Weapon fight against a Peak Great Saint. It would be a definite failure for the lower ranking Saint and would be impossible for them to win.
Although Jian Chen had previously killed two Class 5 Magical Beasts in the Magical Beast Mountain Range, that was when both magical beasts were in a severely injured state where they couldn’t even stand up. Their lives were hanging by a thread, but even then, he had paid a hefty price for killing the two of them.
Jian Chen had no doubts that a Class 5 Magical Beast in an optimal state was far stronger than the Earth Saint Master who had chased him from Phoenix City. However, the appearance of a Class 5 Magical Beast only made him feel much greater pressure. That was because he had the azure and violet Sword Spirits to assist him and increase his strength several times over. He was confident that his power was enough to punish a peak Class 5 Magical Beast with his sword, as long as he didn’t encounter any bizarre existences like the Silver Striped Golden Snake.
“Oh no, things are getting worse now that a Class 5 Magical Beast was seen.” Yun Li spoke with a hardened face. His eyebrows furrowed together in thought before finally muttering, “No, this won’t do. Our Wake City is too weak to defend against the attack of a Class 5 Magical Beast. I must ask a King City immediately, otherwise Wake City will suffer tremendous damages.”
Up to now, there was no hesitation from Yun Li as he immediately strode outside without even looking back at Jian Chen. A Class 5 Magical Beast was definitely a fatal enemy to Wake City’s existence and could not be taken lightly. So, this matter had to be the first thing resolved and have some high leveled experts come deal with the Class 5 Magical Beast straight away.
Lord Yun Li exited the room and went to his study where he grabbed a brush and paper to immediately start writing a message on it. After he was done, he immediately rolled it up into a cylinder and tied it with a piece of string.
“Bring the fastest messenger bird we have to bring this to Monarch City’s lord immediately!”
“Yes my lord!” Immediately a soldier came in and quickly took the letter before leaving the room once more.
“This is an order, from this moment on, the appearance of a Class 5 Magical Beast will be kept a secret from everyone. And in the meanwhile, do not travel out by yourself and bring the leader of the Wake City’s Mercenary Union branch here. Finally, keep a close eye out on the activity of the Magical Beast Mountain Range.” Yun Li commanded to every guard he had before striding away.
The news of a Class 5 Magical Beast appearing had stunned everyone who had initially heard the report, but Yun Li had no intentions of announcing this to the public. He was afraid if that happened, then many people would be too intimidated by the beast and decide to leave Wake City in order to save their own necks. If this happened, then Wake City’s defensive strength would plummet to the point where the city would eventually be flooded with magical beasts.
Right now, Yun Li had only one hope. He could only hope that a few experts would come help with this Class 5 Magical Beast. In this case, then the Class 5 Magical Beast would be able to be defended against and they could avoid disastrous losses.
Jian Chen left the lord’s mansion by himself in thought. Although a Class 5 Magical Beast gave him plenty of pressure, it didn’t affect him too much. In fact, he had secretly awaited for one to come. Since his azure and violet Sword Qi was able to shred through the defenses of a warbeast that was reputed to have the same level of defensive power as an Earth Saint Master as if it was tofu, it could be seen clearly that the azure and violet Sword Qi were insanely powerful. If it was that effective on a warbeast, then what type of result would it have on a Class 5 Magical Beast?
Following the route he had memorized back to the Kai clan, he quickly entered the courtyard Kai Er had allocated for the Flame Mercenaries to live in temporarily.
The Kai clan was a thirty year old clan and so the information it had collected on others couldn’t compare to the Zhou clan. Thus, the guards of the clan only numbered around a hundred. Under the supervision of the armored Kai Er, another group of guards would patrol around the Flame Mercenaries’ courtyard.
This was a standard four sided courtyard with three sides being a residential area and the last side being the front gate. In the middle there was a large patch of grass where a few dozen Flame Mercenaries sat in small groups and chatted among each other.
The moment Jian Chen had arrived, everyone in the vicinity snapped their mouths shut and immediately stood up to greet him with shouts of “Captain!”.
Staring impassively around himself, he spoke, “Seth, Duo Kang, Charcas, Mo Tian, and Qingfeng, have the five returned yet?”
“Captain, those five haven’t come back yet. I think they’re dealing with their own mercenary groups.” A thirty year old mercenary responded.
Suddenly, a voice called out behind him as a servant of the Kai clan suddenly came running towards Jian Chen. There was a fearful tint in his eyes as he approached before stopping right in front of Jian Chen. “My lord, the Golden Dragon Mercenaries and Charcas Mercenaries…”
Before the servant had even finished speaking, Kai Er waved his hand, “I know already, you may go.”
“Yes my lord.”
Jian Chen smiled at the servant before turning to Kai Er, “Everyone stay here for now. Kai Er, accompany me to see just what surprise the five of them have brought me.”