Chapter 378: Masquerade
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“Seems like the boss behind Granger is not an insignificant figure…” Lin Li was a little shocked. Archmages of around level-15 were considered powerful enough in the Breezy Plains. Lin Li knew that the force Granger sought for himself was definitely not comparable to the useless Syer Bandits. But, come to think of it, how would weaklings dare to meddle with the Crimson Pythons anyway?
“This Archmage seems to be someone who has a relatively high standing. Granger is extremely polite to him, even to the point that it appears ingratiating…”
The magical wave emitted by Ujfalusi was very vigorous when he was controlling the evil spirit on Granger, telling what he saw to Lin Li at the same time. “But, this Archmage does not seem to have a good att.i.tude towards Granger. The things he asked Granger were all related to the Crimson Python, and now they are walking into a campsite…
“This campsite is situated near Blackstone Town…” Then, Ujfalusi's tone suddenly carried some elements of surprise. “Master, I think that there are a lot of Adventurers in this campsite. Oh, that Archmage was telling his men that they have too few Adventurers, and has a plan to hire more…”
“How powerful are those Adventurers?”
“Not bad. They're all above level-10. Apart from those, there are six Archmages above level-15 and seven high-ranking Warriors above level-15… Wait. I think that Archmage brought Granger into a tent in the middle…”
Suddenly, Ujfalusi stopped talking. The vigorous magical waves around him calmed down by a lot too.
“Nothing. There is a very powerful figure inside that tent, and I'm afraid he might notice the Haunted Spirit I put on Granger. Hence, I just let the evil spirit sleep for the time being.”
“Yes, that's good,” complimented Lin Li, impressed with Ujfalusi's vigilance.
Ujfalusi was indeed a Lich who had lived for a few centuries. Knowing when to do things at the right time, he was aware it was too risky to continue spying on Granger. Although they might be about to make discover the real ident.i.ty of the 'boss' Granger was talking about, they might expose their ident.i.ty to them as well.
However, after saying that, Lin Li could not help but frown at the thought of the seemingly impregnable force behind Granger. Not to mention the numerous Adventurers above level-10, the fact that there were six Archmages and seven high-ranking Warriors was not a matter to be joked about. Furthermore, they did not know who was the mighty person Granger was meeting in that tent.
It seemed like Lin Li had made the right decision to let Ujfalusi cast the Haunted Spirit on Granger. Yet, if they were to visit the campsite now… Lin Li could really not imagine the consequences if they were to have a conflict with the people there.
“Stop the carriage,” Lin Li ordered the driver when they were only ten kilometers away from the campsite. He exited the carriage with Ujfalusi and found Gerian, who was napping inside his carriage.
“What's up?” asked the old man groggily as he woke up when Lin Li entered his carriage. Gerian did not really feel like responding to the two men who had just entered his carriage.
“We're in trouble.”
“What c.r.a.p…” The old man pursed his lips prophetically. “From the start when you said you wanted to come to the Blackstone Mountains, I knew that you were going to face some kind of trouble—big trouble!”
“No.” Lin Li shook his head. “This trouble might be larger than you expect…”
“Oh? Tell me more about it.” Gerian was drawn to the topic.
“It's like that…” Lin Li told Gerian about Ujfalusi's concerns.
“F*ck!” Gerian exclaimed after hearing that there were six Archmages.
“It is indeed great trouble. d.a.m.n, the Breezy Plains is such a tricky place to thrive in. How can a force that popped out of nowhere be able to gather six Archmages? That is more than the total number of Archmages in the entire Jarrosus! Fella, what are your plans? Are you really thinking of fighting them just like that? You have to think carefully. There are six freaking Archmages and seven high-ranking Warriors. If there is going to be a battle, the men under you might not last…”
“I am not worried about fighting. Although the six Archmages and seven high-ranking Warriors are indeed powerful, my Tower of Dusk is not to be trifled with as well. It will be hard to determine the winner just like that. But, why should I fight them? There's no benefit to gain anyway. Why should I waste my energy on that…?”
“Yeah.” Gerian nodded, and became more composed. This fella looks more and more like a guild's President now! “Then what do you plan to do?”
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“We are going to sneak into their group. Aren't they hiring Adventurers? It sounds good, let's bring Ujfalusi and Norfeller in to earn extra cash. Since I don't know where the nest of the Crimson Python is, it will be easier for me to follow them around. As for the rest… ” Lin Li hesitated.
“This is a Shapes.h.i.+ft Mageweath; its concept is similar to the shapes.h.i.+fting skills of Druids. As long as you put it on, it will be very hard for ordinary people to realize your true ident.i.ty. But, be careful not to let any blood stain it. Once blood touches it, the Shapes.h.i.+ft Mageweath will lose its effect, and you will turn back into a Lich. Also, you must transfer mana into the mageweath every day. With your abilities, you should have no problem with it.”
After the Shapes.h.i.+ft Mageweath changed the appearance of Ujfalusi, Lin Li was going to inform Norfeller to get prepared. But, the moment they got down the carriage, they saw Paladin Rina waiting outside.
“What brings you here, Miss Rina?”
“I'm going with you.”
“What are you going there for?” Lin Li asked in shock. Ever since the Crimson Python attacked Black Clouds Town, this Paladin became more and more absurd. She seemed to want to meddle in every single matter, just like this time—Lin Li did not invite her at all, but she insisted on accompanying him to the Blackstone Mountains. Now, she even wanted to disguise herself as an Adventurer and sneak into the mysterious force with Lin Li…!
It seems like I have to find some time to make Englos ask his dear disciple to return to the Brilliance Shrine…
“I am the Judge Paladin of the Brilliance Shrine. My duty is to purify all evil Undead creatures. Although till now, your two attendants haven't done anything worthy of my purifying them, no one can guarantee that they will not do any evil deeds when I'm not around. So, I have to go with you!”
“Don't forget, I'm not from the Tower of Dusk. I don't need anyone's permission to do what I want to. I'm here just to inform you about it.”
“Forget it, if you want to, just come…” Lin Li could not think of any reason to stop Rina. Since her abilities were not bad, as a Paladin of the Brilliance Shrine, she should be above level-15. Being the one and only Judge Paladin, she should not be weaker than someone at level-15…
“But this time, we are going to disguise ourselves as Adventurers. You should change out of your armor. I've never heard of a rich Adventurer who can wear such an expensive set of armor to partic.i.p.ate in battles.”
“Give me 10 minutes.”
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