Chapter 218: An Invitation from an Old Friend
At the same time.
A thousand meters upstream from the water bank beside Chambord’s campsite, inside a giant heavily barraged military camp that occupied almost ten times the area that Chambord’s camp did.
Inside the giant tent in the center, a figure sat alone on the stone slab in the middle, gently wiping the sword in his hand.
The sword was an ordinary one.
But this man was surrounded by a sharp lingering atmosphere.
This scent was like countless swords spread out at once. The sharp horrifying breath surged and lashed, yet such an atmosphere was very well controlled to within ten-meters around his body. A lonely yet exciting curvature appeared on the side of his mouth, as if he finally found something that could allow him to slow down and take a look at his toy.
“18 years old, a man that defeated the Golden Knight Sutton. Hmph, he is worthy for me to try my sword!”
In an instant, the golden sun by the west side of the Moro Mountains only had half of a smile left. The sky gradually turned darker, putting an end to the day-training, and the camps of every subsidiary kingdom became noisy, and soon, the entire plains had begun to bustle together.
Every day at night, it was the noisiest moment in the camps.
Among the 20 or so battalion camps, besides the elite warriors from the participating kingdoms were also big and small caravans from each kingdom, as will as artisans and hawkers. The Arms Drill Competition was also a grand occasion full of business opportunities for them. They gathered at a special district specifically drawn by the Empire, and when night fell, they opened for business. All of the sudden, voices of merchants yelling to attract to buyers went off endlessly, fragrance of alcohol and meat overflew, laughter and curses roared, and the whole district with bustling with noise and excitement.
“If you want to take revenge yourself, first you must improve your own strength. However, there’s always a limit to an individual’s strength. To want to be able to kill Kulun under the heavy defense of the Tolemy Family, you must become a lone executor that walks in the darkness, and have the most outstanding assassination techniques. You must be familiar with every structure and function of each part of the body, and learn to grasp the psychology of all kinds of people. You need to learn how to hide and protect yourself, how to seize opportunity, how to endure, how to choose, how to setup, how to distinguish falsehood, how to confuse opponents, how to use all kinds of weapons… Of course, most importantly, you need to learn how to make your heart become harder!”
Inside Chambord’s camp, Fei was guiding Inazagi and the four survived orphans on training.
These four orphans name were Kawani, Michael-Irvine, Gonzalez, and David. When they were young, they experienced an unimaginable life-sharpening experience, and then the tragedy that just happened. After seeing those most dear to them dying right in front of their eyes, their mental maturity level far exceeded any ordinary people. The unforgettable hatred made their hearts extremely tough, even holding the butcher knife, there will not be the slightest hesitation. Even though they didn’t have the miraculous talent of Inzagi, they still had the talent to become an assassin due to what they had experienced. The four orphans and Inzagi were like brothers, and their loyalty towards Fei for saving their lives could be absolutely guaranteed. So, Fei had made up his mind to train these four orphans to become assassins like Inzagi, and that plan inside his mind of cultivating dark guardians could finally be achieved. These five young men will be the first batch of Grim Reaper assassins that Fei trained.
“Assassin, darlings of the night that wanders in the shadows, they don’t have prominent titles, but can achieve illustrious merits…”
Fei switched to [Assassin Mode], unleashing his full energy without reservation, making others able to clearly feel this erratic, dark and exotic scent. As his body flashed, he already changed places in the camp 20 to 30 times, and every time after he teleported, the sharp feeling that he was emitting didn’t weaken by the slightest. This was a very magical state, you clearly knew that there’s a terrifying assassin beside you, but you would easily and unconsciously forget his existence the moment you lose focus.
“Before practicing real assassination skills, you need to train you energy, and also increase your body’s sensitivity to changes in the environment.”
After letting Inzagi and the other four people feeling how it felt to be a real assassin, Fei gave a very normal one-star energy technique scroll and an assassin training manual which he created after referencing countless Diablo world assassin skill scrolls and consulting Akara, Grandpa Cain, and many others, to Inzagi, and instructed him to take good care of them and lead the four other brothers to work hard to train.
Fei’s skills all came from the Diablo world. Therefore it wasn’t very realistic to get Inzagi and the others work on learning these skills right away, so he could only let these five children cultivate their energy first, and then follow the energy technique scrolls Fei created to learn assassin’s skills. To be honest, up until now, as to how to train these apprentices to really become those terrifying and undefeatable assassins as he imagined, Fei didn’t have the most solid plans yet, and everything was still in the trial and error process.
After he finishes guiding his apprentices, Fei had the leisure time to check around the camp.
Very soon he could feel the strange atmosphere around him. There was a lot of hostility intent among the tension, and of course there were some people that were hesitant whether or not they should reach out to them. The Chambord camp seemed to have become a prominent focal point in the area, but His Majesty the King didn’t seem to mind this situation that much, because he was much more attracted to the night-market-like environment at the camp sites at night. As an otaku in the past life who didn’t get out of his house often, wandering the roadside stalls was one of his few hobbies. The night market in the district of their camp was not only lively but also exotic. Many interesting things that couldn’t be found here could all be found here, and undoubtedly, that aroused Fei’s intention to stroll in the night market with his beauty.
A lot of people thought that after the Chambord King received the Seventh Execution Knight – Blood Knight Kruder’s challenge, even if he wasn’t scared shitless, he would still feel mounting pressure, and go prepare a quiet place to train in. However, when they saw how Fei first guided his soldiers in training, and then casually took a stroll around the campsite, and ultimately also had the intention of bringing his people to go check out the night market, they were suddenly a bit lost.
However, Fei’s night-market plan didn’t really come true.
This was because right when he got Oleg and Torres to finish preparing the magical carriage and was about to go get Angela, Emma and the others to go out, a team of tall mighty knights in shiny armor suddenly came galloping from afar. They disturbed the military camps to the point of chicken and dogs flying and jumping everywhere, but no one dared to open their mouth to curse or complain, because the two-headed bear symbol carved on these knights’ armor revealed their identity as royal guards, so even if it was a tier-1 subsidiary kingdom, they still wouldn’t dare to show any disrespect towards these knights that represented the dignity of the imperial royal family.
When the knights got to the Chambord Camp, they unexpectedly stopped. The tall muscular man in the lead got off the horse, and then got into the Chambord Camp by himself after the bylaw enforcement officer reported to Fei. Then, he came to Fei, after he looked from top to bottom for awhile, he paid a brief greeting ceremony and respectfully asked, “Are you His Majesty the Chambord King Alexander?”
“Our Master wants to invite you to the Wind-Speak Tavern in this camp district for a meet.”
Fei slightly paused for a second and asked, “Your master? Who?”
The tall and mighty knight took out a folded white paper and carefully delivered it to Fei, and he smiled and said, “Your Majesty will know after seeing this.”
Fei opened the paper, but only saw four words on the letter –
“An invitation from an Old Friend.”
Old friend inviting me? Who the f*ck is that?
Fei was a little confused. These four words were really elegant, clearly being a woman’s handwriting. However, at the vicinity of the Empire City, he didn’t seem to have any female friends, could it be the Elder Princess? Suddenly, Fei smelled a faint ray of fragrance emitted from the paper. The smell was familiar yet unfamiliar, some memories not long ago suddenly came to his mind.
Could it be her?
And then Fei felt it’s even more strange.