Chapter 279: The Leopard Tribe Moved into the Tiger Castle
“The previous tiger king kept quite a lot of animal skins. I estimate it should be enough. I’ll go and get my men to retrieve them.” Just as Winston was speaking, the tiger beastmen that he sent out came in with the clothes.
“Your Majesty.” The tiger beastman leading the pack walked to Winston’s side and said in a hushed voice, “We’ve retrieved the animal skins, but we didn’t find the transparent crystal.”
Winston’s brows furrowed deeply. “How is that possible?”
“We’ve searched every room, every nook and cranny, but we found nothing,” the tiger beastman said with certainty.
Winston sighed. “Forget it.”
He had been looking for the transparent crystal on and off ever since he took over the City of Beastmen and wasn’t able to find it. Alas, today when he urgently needed the transparent crystal and ordered for a thorough check, it turned out that it really couldn’t be found.
Every ten years, every stone house would need to hand over a transparent crystal. Their tiger tribe owned one-quarter of the territory in the City of Beastmen and was also the most powerful tribe—how could it be that they didn’t even manage to keep one transparent crystal?
Could someone have stolen it?
This was what Winston suspected. But at the same time, he also knew very well that it was unlikely for him to recover them. After all, transparent crystals were consumables.
These females were too frail. He had originally wanted to use those transparent crystals to help them replenish their energies, but now it seemed like he could only forget about it.
“Roar!” A deep tiger roar boomed. Right away, the females making a din fell into silence, and the main hall became completely quiet.
Winston stood out, his deep voice flooding the entire place. “In my territory, you have to abide by my rules. Rule number 1: You need to keep quiet.”
Winston’s voice sounded authoritative—like that of someone with great power. The females squirmed into their mates’ arms fearfully and didn’t even dare look at him. When they finally summoned enough courage to look over, they were startled by Winston’s horrifying face and expression, causing them to squirm back once again.
“I’ve prepared clothes and accommodation. Every female is assigned to one room, and the single males will sleep in the kitchen at the back.” After he finished speaking, Winston waved at the tiger beastmen standing behind him. “Bring them to the second story.”
Gazing at the females’ response, Bai Qingqing shook her head resignedly. She now had a deeper understanding of Winston’s complete lack of luck with the females.
Winston’s stern and merciless disposition—like that of an army officer—might not be pleasing to the girls even in the modern ages. And in this world, he was probably considered a devil, comparable with Curtis.
However, Curtis was a beastman of few words, and the females already knew he already had a mate; therefore they weren’t afraid of him. On the contrary, Winston still had to interact with people due to his status as the tiger king, and so his personality was very much in the public’s eye.
After everyone more or less finished leaving, Bai Qingqing pulled Parker upstairs.
There were less than twenty females in the leopard tribe, so one story was enough to accommodate them. When the ape doctors rushed over with the basic herbs, Winston welcomed their arrival and ushered them to the second story.
Parker said, “Thankfully we’ve moved to the City of Beastmen, else you’d be suffering like them.”
“Hopefully this rainstorm will end quickly.” Bai Qingqing sighed, before pulling Parker’s hand and saying, “Can you sniff where Eve is right now? I’d like to visit her.”
Parker wrinkled his nose, then confidently walked forward with Bai Qingqing’s hand in his. Shortly after, they found Eve’s room.
“Bai Qingqing.” Eve was holding a bowl of brown-colored yellow root soup. With the hot steam rising in her face, Eve—who looked a lot less pale now—immediately revealed a smile at Bai Qingqing at the sight of her.
There were several grown leopard beastmen inside. Bai Qingqing was about to enter when Parker held her back forcefully. Reminded of the fact that her period had yet to end, Bai Qingqing obediently stood outside the door.
“There were lots of people around and it wasn’t convenient to talk earlier. Are you feeling better?” Bai Qingqing asked.
Eve replied with a smile, “I feel much warmer after drinking the medicine.”