Chapter 530: I'm Not That Close To Them
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Apart from a few retired soldiers who were skilled and competent, the rest who had never been in the military before was put through vigorous training by Sienna. Of course, excellent combat skills were necessary for mercenary corps. It was said that Sienna had already recruited a man at level-18 to work for him. Given Sienna's current abilities, the news should be reliable.
With Sienna's current abilities, he definitely had the means to monopolize all of the mercenary business given by the top factions. Regardless of the fact that Roland City was known for being one of the most developed cities in the Breezy Plains, the other mercenary regiments could only run errands and struggle as each day pa.s.sed.
For example, this time, the owner of Seven Leaf Gra.s.s was interested in sending over a batch of rare and precious medicinal herbs from the north. Hence, he had no choice but to spend a huge amount of money on hiring Sienna's mercenary corps to protect it. On top of spending a huge sum of money, he also had to try and persuade Sienna to take on his offer and do him the favor. This time, Sienna was in Seven Leaf Gra.s.s to sign the contract with the owner his mercenary corps would be providing protection services too. To his surprise, something like that happened.
Sienna's unusual behavior made the owner of Seven Leaf Gra.s.s feel rather bewildered. However, after being slightly stunned, he soon recovered from the shock, and realized that he still had some things to settle. He thought, How atrocious. Do they not know how difficult it is to get Sienna to agree to providing some help? How dare they cause a ruckus at such a crucial moment?
Seeing that Sienna had already made his way downstairs because of the commotion, the owner of Seven Leaf Gra.s.s grew even more annoyed and resentful towards Lin Li and company. At this point, it no longer just concerned his pride. If Sienna were upset, where was he supposed to find such a powerful mercenary regiment to take on the mission?
“Why are you people still here? Did you not hear what I said earlier on!? You people have hurt and injured the manager of my store, but I just took that as a misunderstanding and I chose not to hold it against you. However, you'd better not take my compromise to be a sign of weakness. Don't think that I'm a pushover. If you continue to pester me because of this, I can clearly tell you that you'll be in trouble!” the owner hollered impatiently with a frown.
“d.a.m.n it, there's really going to be trouble!” Sienna exclaimed as soon as he recovered from his shock. However, he was dumbfounded again after hearing the harsh words that the owner said to Lin Li.
Actually, Sienna followed the owner all the way to the stairs and looked down curiously in a bid to see who the person who had caused a stir at Seven Leaf Gra.s.s was. However, he got a great shock which made him almost scream in horror. He had never once expected to see the young mage who had given him everything that he had today.
Sienna was extremely grateful to Lin Li, who had allowed him to claim credit for rescuing the children of Roland City's castellan, because everything that he owned was given to him by Lin Li that way. However, he felt a sudden sense of fear deep down, which he could not overcome.
The experience that he had in Syer Town was so horrifying that Sienna could not forget it at all. Mage Felic's shrewdness sent chills down his spine too.
When Senna was hesitating to come out to meet Lin Li, he heard the owner and manager of Seven Leaf Gra.s.s mocking Felic and the rest. It frightened him and immediately made his legs turn into jelly, causing him to roll down the stairs. The incident that took place in the ruins of Syer Town back then was deeply etched in his mind. The mysterious fear within him seemed to have overwhelmed him when the young mage appeared.
However, what made Sienna feel hopeless were the harsh words that the darned owner said to Lin Li just as he was thinking about how he should explain himself to Felic. He thought, You really don't know what it's like to court death, do you!? No one is more ruthless than Mage Felic!
The owner was just about to call out to Sienna, only to see the latter standing beside the manager, Larry.
Feeling much more confident after seeing Sienna, the manager stared at the four of them smugly, and said, “I'm telling you people, this is the reputable—”
Unfortunately, he heard the sound of someone swallowing their spit before he could even finish speaking…
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The manager, who was rattling on and on, was then greeted with a bizarre sight. Sienna, the leader of the strongest mercenary regiment in Roland City and the castellan's most trusted confidant, was swallowing his spit nervously while stuttering, “Fe… Mage Felic, I'm actually… actually not that close to them… ”
After giving it some thought, Sienna decided to forgo the idea—not because he was afraid that Charles might have a formidable supporter, but because he felt that Mage Felic would definitely find out the truth even if he were to kill Charles and Larry.
I just hope that Mage Felic will be able to discern right from wrong, and not let his anger make him turn against me, the innocent party. That b.a.s.t.a.r.d Charles's life has nothing to do with me. The contract that we signed is only limited to escorting his business' vehicles anyway! Sienna could not help but pray for himself. Standing in front of Lin Li in fear, he respectfully exclaimed, “Mage Felic, I didn't expect to see you here. It's such a great honor!”
The store's owner had witnessed every detail of Sienna's behavior, and finally understood what was going on.
Charles' heart wrenched up. Although Sienna had only become famous in the recent year, he had already become a reputable figure in Roland City. Everyone knew how much the castellan valued him. In fact, he seemed to treat Sienna like a member of his family.
Sienna's competency and ability were not to be doubted, either. Within less than a year, his mercenary regiment had developed into a ma.s.sive unit with thousands trained by soldiers and level-18 Warriors. To Charles, they were almost a legendary formation.
More importantly, Charles heard that even William who owned the Time Consignment Store had forged some ties with Senna. William was not a simple person, and had connections to powerful figures all over the world. In other words, only a powerful and prestigious person would have the chance to be acquainted with William.
Although he always expressed his disdain when comparing the Time Consignment Store with his Seven Leaf Gra.s.s, Charles also had to admit that the Seven Leaf Gra.s.s was actually inferior to the Time Consignment Store in every aspect. The Time Consignment Store was not just a small business. Hence, even Arathor treated William respectfully, and not just courteously. They were actually worlds apart.
The reputable and respected Sienna, who had a high status, had to act politely in front of Lin Li, just like a slave who was facing his master who could decide whether he lived or not. Even the castellan, Arathor, wouldn't get to enjoy such respect from Sienna. The thought of it made Charles feel more and more astonished and bewildered. He secretly wondered if he had gotten into trouble.
Charles began to grow increasingly terrified. It took him a long and hard time to build the Seven Leaf Gra.s.s and develop it the way it was now. If he were to end up destroying the Seven Leaf Gra.s.s by offending a big shot, he would be devastated.
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