Published at 8th of May 2023 07:26:40 AM

Chapter 263: 263 Evidence Speaks Louder Than Words

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263 Evidence Speaks Louder Than Words

In the wilderness outside the Black City, dozens of Beastmasters were gathered, watching the large-scale Beast tide in the distance.

The black-robed Bo Yang had a smile on his face that no one could see. He asked, “How is Elder Hao now?”

A Gold-level Beastmaster immediately checked the candle in his hand and replied, “There’s still a weak aura. But… he won’t be able to hold on for long.”

It was a skill that allowed a Beastmaster to spy on Hao Wanyang’s life force and also used to grasp the life and death situation of the Salvation Sect’s important figures.

“Elder, could it be that Elder Hao’s memories have been forcefully deciphered? In that case…”

“What a good-for-nothing. All he knew was how to please the Sect Master. In the end, he can’t even settle the mess in his hands.” Bo Yang scolded.

The surrounding Beastmasters had strange looks on their expression. They were quite afraid of the fights between the higher-ups.

In the silence, a Beastmaster suddenly rushed back and reported, “The Beast tide is approaching Black City. Your orders, sir!”

“Okay. Tell the brothers in the stronghold to gather. We’ll take action when they control the Beast tide. If they can’t control it… that would be a godsend opportunity,” said Bo Yang.

“Yes, sir!”

In the Black City, the Beast tide was approaching the city. Thousands of Beastmasters gathered at the two city gates, ready to fight at any time.

Most of them were mercenary Beastmasters and outlaws. Even so, Su Bai had forced them to prepare for the Beast tide.

“Either you fight or die!”

These were the two choices Su Bai left them.

First, Su Bai instilled fear in them, then he gave them a sweet reward afterward.

Each could get 30 Bronze-grade Beast-cores by killing 100 Beasts.

In the governor’s mansion, Zhu Hanshuang, who was dressed in pure white, arrived. She walked into the meeting room with a solemn expression, She asked, “What is it that you wanted to see me?”

Su Bai shook his head. He said, “I’m not looking for you. I’m looking for the head of the Prestige Merchants Association.”

“I’m the one in charge now,” said Zhu Hanshuang.

Su Bai said, “Alright, then listen carefully. Hao Wanyang, the governor of Black City, colluded with the Salvation Sect. He has been executed. As the biggest merchant association in Black City, you must have colluded with them.”

“What right do you have to slander us!”

The fact that Hao Wanyang was a spy from the Salvation Sect shocked Zhu Hanshuang. When she heard the second half of the sentence, she became even more agitated.

Su Bai shook his head and said, “Evidence speaks louder than words. Of course, I won’t frame you. I’ve arranged for people to sort out all the relevant evidence. Do you want to come and take a look?”

Zhu Hanshuang gritted her teeth. She knew that if she were to offend the Salvation Sect, the entire merchant association would definitely fall into the abyss of eternal damnation.

Zhu Hanshuang’s father was dead and the murderer’s whereabouts were unknown, and the only suspect was actually trying him in the governor’s mansion!

Zhu Hanshuang only felt a deep sense of powerlessness at this moment. She only wanted to execute the murderer on the spot and protect the Prestige Merchants Association left behind by her father.

But now, it seemed that the other party did not intend to give Zhu Hanshuang the opportunity.

Su Bai knew Zhu Hanshuang’s emotional fluctuation. He knew that he was the most unsuitable person to talk to if he wanted to cooperate with the Prestige Merchants Association.

However, there was no other way. There was no one left to use with the approaching Beast tide happening.

“Miss Zhu, you should know about the Salvation Sect, right?”

“Of course I know! They’re a bunch of scumbags and they deserve to die!” Zhu Hanshuang’s cold voice sounded.

Su Bai was a little surprised by Zhu Hanshuang’s reply.

It seemed that Zhu Hanshuang was not just fooling around in the Black City. She read the situation so quickly and immediately decided how to survive this crisis.

Now, the commoners of Black City had all gone to seek refuge. It was obvious that everything was prepared for the city gate to be breached.

If that happened, many mercenaries would take advantage of the chaos to rob everywhere.

As the largest merchant association, it would become the mercenaries’ first choice without a doubt!

Thus, the best choice for the Prestige Merchants of Association was to cooperate with Black City.

Now that Black City was completely under Su Bai’s control, Zhu Hanshuang had to lower her head.

“Then let’s talk.”

Su Bai smiled.

At the same time, the Beast tide had already begun to attack Black City. Thousands of Beastmasters were fighting their own battles with their Beasts.

Bing Qingqing was extremely busy.

“Report! There are too many Beasts at the north gate. We need backup!”

Report! A Gold-level Beast has appeared at the eastern gate. Our side has suffered heavy losses!”

Every matter required extra manpower to settle. However, there weren’t many free Beastmasters left for Bing Qingqing. There were only three scouting Beastmasters in charge of reporting intelligence.

The scouts had to travel back and forth between the city gate and Bing Qingqing.

“Pass this document to Su Bai immediately. Hurry!”

“Yes, ma’am!”

A scout Beastmaster immediately left with the documents, rushing to the governor’s mansion.

Bing Qingqing sat on the chair. She heard the sounds of Beasts coming from not far away and felt an unprecedented sense of fatigue.

At that moment, another scout Beastmaster rushed back.

“Report! A strange Beast was sighted!”

Then, the scout Beastmaster handed over the photos he had taken.

“What’s that…”

Bing Qingqing frowned and looked at the Beast in the photo.

‘It was a puppet!’ Bing Qingqing thought. She immediately understood that the nature of this Beast tide was exactly the same as the previous one!

“Report to Su Bai immediately!”

“Right away, ma’am!”

After all, it was Bing Qingqing’s first time commanding so many Beastmasters. All the important matters had to be decided by Su Bai.

Those documents and intelligence were in Su Bai’s hands. It also gave him a headache.

Su Bai was currently unable to split his attention and had to stay in the governor’s mansion.

There was no way to rush to the front line to help.

Su Bai knew that the spiritual mannequin was still causing trouble, he also knew that if he continued to wait, the situation would probably get dire.

The Black City’s mercenaries were a motley crew. It was wishful thinking to let them take charge alone.

The pressure on the Beastmasters brought from the Great Wilderness City wasn’t less either.

The greater the ability, the greater the pressure.

Lu Le, who had yet to recover from his injuries, had taken over a portion of the command at the front line and was constantly clearing out the Beasts.

After discussing the logistics with Zhu Hanshuang, Su Bai left immediately. He rushed to Bing Qingqing’s location and gave Bing Qingqing full command.

“I can’t do it! Looking after so many Beastmasters and all sorts of matters… I’m afraid…” Bing Qingqing looked troubled when she found out.

“Don’t underestimate yourself. Besides, you know the best way to deal with some things. Just protect Black City with the least loss.” Su Bai shrugged.

“Okay…” Bing Qingqing nodded slightly.

Then Bing Qingqing watched Su Bai and Bearen rush out of the city gate and disappear into the lots of Beasts.

When Bing Qingqing turned around, she saw two scout Beastmasters sweating profusely from exhaustion.

Bing Qingqing took a deep breath, pulled herself together, and began to take charge.

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