Chapter 522 Escape
"How long do we have to stay here," Zhang Tian Grumbled, "This Baelful Qi is eating away at my sanity, I hate it here," he added as he dug away.
"It shouldn't take more," Master Rain said, "We're glad the Fire Lord had taken a liking to Meng Hao, otherwise everything would have taken a turn for the worst, for now, we'll wait until he returns from his daily commissions, and we should be able to leave, I heard that there will be a s.h.i.+p leaving the Main Planet soon, we can hijack it," Just as Master Rain finished his words, loud footsteps came from outside their cave.
"Right here," they heard as three minor spears came.
"Are you sure you're not taking them just because you were their captain?" asked another spear to Meng Hao disguised as Xiao Lai.
Meng Hao shook his head, "No, some of them used to work for me, and for Zhengfei, we were cave comrades, so we can take him. Meng Hao turned to Dao Shen disguised as Zhangfei and asked him, "How's the mining conditions?"
"Not great, I'm keeping up with the quota, but I'm lacking miners, are we getting any new supplies soon?" Dao Shen did his best impression acting.
"Yeah, that's why I'm here, you all of you, come with us, we'll be taking a trip, consider it a blessing from me. I've been asked to get more workers, and we want servants to help us out with our daily errands," Meng Hao said.
"Gladly," Zhang Tian said as he placed his pickaxe down.
"This one seems too happy, how about we leave him here," said one of the minor spears, taunting.
"You're really cruel aren't you, no don't worry, among the miners I used to train, he's one of the best, and very useful, c'mon, pack up, we'll be leaving for a few weeks, consider it a vacation, not that you'll ever have another one," Meng Hao said.
The group then followed after him, while Dao Shen made sure to keep the others in line by shouting orders and cursing at them occasionally."
"He's pretty excited," one of the minor spears accompanying Meng Hao said.
"Yeah, he probably wants to leave a good impression on you for his next promotion," Meng Hao said.
"Well, he's doing a good job keeping the slaves in line, I like firm people, I'll consider vouching for him in the next evaluation, anyway, let's pick up the pace," said the minor spear.
After several hours they arrived to the s.h.i.+pyard where they'll be leaving.
There were a few more slaves around, carrying cargo to the s.h.i.+p, and the moment Meng Hao saw them, he ordered the group, "Go help them out, we want to leave fast," Meng Hao said.
Zhang Tian and Master Rain nodded then hurried to help the others, carrying the boxes and what seemed to be shackles and chains.
"You never asked me where we're going by the way," the minor spear asked. ????????.???
"Does it matter, if it's a mission, we'll do it anyway," replied Meng Hao.
Suddenly a hand rested on his shoulder, "That's how one should act, ask not where to go, but ask what to do and how to serve."
Turning, Meng Hao saw a Fire Spear next to him. it was the same fire spear that humiliated him on his day of arrival.
"Hmm, this group, I remember it, where is the fisty kid that was with them?" asked the Fire Spear.
"He died due to demonic impulses," Meng Hao replied instantly.
"What a shame," The fire spear, his words contradicting his mocking expression, "The weak die, and the strong prevails, it is such a world. Now hurry, we need to come back here by the end of the week," said the Fire Spear.
Soon, the s.h.i.+p was already packed and full of its cargo, and it seemed that it was to deliver this to a nearby planet that was under the command of the Fire Lord, the cargo was nothing but purified and processed BloodStones. These were probably to make another Fire Spear.
After everyone boarded the s.h.i.+p, something unexpected happened.
"HALT!" one of the minor spears shouted outside.
"What's going on?" the Fire Spear asked.
"The General wishes to accompany this s.h.i.+pment," said the Minor Spear. "He'll arrive soon."
This was bad.
Meng Hao, Dao Shen, and Zhang Tian realized that things were going to get really awkward, since if it was just one Fire Spear, they could handle him, but the General is strong enough to be among the Emperor ranks. Which is the same as Master Rain's level.
The issue wasn't that they couldn't win, the issue was, if they were to fight, would they be able to win in time before reinforcements arrive.
Their plan was to takeover the s.h.i.+p and head to the area where the Thunder Bull was waiting for them. But now it seems that this plan will have to be adjusted.
The General entered the s.h.i.+p, didn't even bother with the slaves or the minor spears and headed to the navigation room, Meng Hao was waiting calmly on the side next to the fire spear, listening to what's going on.
"I'll be heading with you, the lord isn't happy with the Quality of the Fire Spears, we have some candidates, but I want to see their ability first," the general then turned to Meng Hao.
"You again," he said, "I can't see any improvements from the last time. I thought you wanted to be the next Fire Spear," The General said.
"My apologies, I have shamed myself with my weakness," Meng Hao replied.
"We do not tolerate weakness here, the next time I see you, if you're the same level as now, I'll make sure to personally execute you," the General then scuffed and looked away.
"I'll be taking command of the s.h.i.+p, let's depart."
"As you command," the Fire Spear said and the s.h.i.+p soon took off.
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The general discussed logistics with the Fire Spear and how the event of promoting the new Fire Spear will happen, all in all, Meng Hao was still processing a method to takeover the s.h.i.+p with the General still on it.
"We're not afraid of the General finding out that were here?" asked Zhang Tian.
"No, I made precautions," Master Rain said.
Suddenly, the s.h.i.+p began shaking.
"What's that?" asked Dao Shen.
"That's the precaution I made," Master Rain grinned.
"Everyone buckle up!" he added.
And almost immediately, the hull of the s.h.i.+p burst apart, as the Thunder Bull made its grand entrance breaking into the s.h.i.+p.
Zhang Tian, Meng Hao, Dao Shen, and Master Rain all jumped on the carriage portion, and the bull shot forward breaking the other side of the s.h.i.+p rendering it useless.
"Well, I hope that the Thunder Bull is fast enough," said Dao Shen as he noticed an incredible amount of Qi gathering inside the s.h.i.+p Wreck.
The General shot forward from the s.h.i.+p toward the bull.
But suddenly the General was zapped with what seemed to be a trap formation.
He got stalled for a second, and that second is all it took for Zhang Tian to use one of his own spells, the same one that sealed the Primordial Serpent G.o.d.
"Got him!" Zhang Tian said.
"Let's hurry then, he'll probably exit the seal in no time we can't delay, alright little cabbage, time to show them the meaning of haste!" Master Rain said and the thunder bull, true to its name roared in bursting lightning as he zoomed forward with incredible speed.
"How did you apply a trap formation on the general," Dao Shen laughed as he watched them get away.
"The first formation, I didn't apply it directly, I placed it on the Minor spear that went to report the slave's calm behavior. The second one is Zhang Tian's work, he's pretty decent when it comes to seals…"
"Well, I learned from your prison, I had a thousand years to learn anyway," Zhang Tian laughed.
"Don't bring that up, it was your fault," Master Rian said.
"Emm, is it just me, or are we not heading outside the Fire Domain?"
"No, we're not heading out, that's a ticket to the afterlife if we do that. Our escape had already been reported, and if we proceed to leave the Fire Domain using the shortest rout, a lot of cultivators will be waiting for us, we'll take a roundabout way to leave, don't worry about it, and just trust little cabbage," said Master Rain as the bull continued to rumble forward.
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