Chapter 11: Escort Mission
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Hua Sheng sized up Gong Ziliang from top to bottom, and his gaze suddenly raised as he asked while seeming to be lost in thought, “I presume you’re the disciple of the Profound Heaven Sect?”
Since he looked like he was wearing the outer sect disciple uniform of the Profound Heaven Sect, these words were just pleasantries.
“That’s right. I’m an outer sect disciple of the Profound Heaven Sect, Gong Ziliang. I’ve accepted a sect mission and said that I need to go to the Cloud Glow City’s Hua Clan’s escort agency to find Chief Hua Sheng.” Gong Ziliang cupped his fists and said.
Looking at the clothes of the two people in front of him, it was obvious that their status in the Hua Clan’s escort agency was not ordinary.
Moreover, when Gong Ziliang looked at the two brothers, levels appeared above their heads.
The one who looked a little naive showed that his level was 5, which meant that his realm was below his, and he was at the fifth-stage Martial Body Realm.
As for the other person who had his hands behind his back, his level was 11. His realm was actually above Gong Ziliang’s, as a first-stage Qi Refinement Realm cultivator!
As expected of the leader, how could he not have some ability?
“I’m the head of the Hua Clan’s escort agency, Hua Sheng. This is my younger brother, Hua Li, who is also the second-in-command of the Hua Clan’s escort agency. Come, please come in. I’ll tell you the main content of this escort mission.”
As he spoke, Hua Sheng made a gesture of invitation, and his right hand stretched out behind Gong Ziliang before lightly patting, indicating that he should move forward.
With this small action, Hua Sheng could feel that this little brother in front of him was unfathomable. It was really as his younger brother Hua Li had said, his cultivation was at the sixth-stage Martial Body Realm.
However, although his cultivation level was at the sixth-stage Martial Body Realm, the energy in his body felt that it was not so simple. It made Hua Sheng feel that this person could either be befriended or had to be eliminated as soon as possible.
At the same time, Gong Ziliang could sense a stream of spiritual qi coming from behind him. He knew that Hua Sheng was testing his strength.
He did not react to this. After all, that was the employer. Before carrying out the mission, he naturally had to figure out his strength.
Moreover, Gong Ziliang was not afraid of being tested. After all, he had the ability.
After participating in the Parkour Event on Thursday, he had eaten a low-level experience pill. His current level was already Level 6, 75%. He was gradually feeling the bottleneck of his advancement.
After that, Gong Ziliang and the other two came to the hall of the Hua Clan’s escort agency. The servant brought three cups of tea.
Seeing that Hua Sheng was not in a hurry to drink the fragrant tea in his cup, Gong Ziliang immediately asked, “Boss Hua, when will the escort team leave?”
Gong Ziliang only knew that the escort this time was from Cloud Glow City to Green Cloud City. However, he did not know when to set off or which route to take.
“It’s almost about time.”
Hua Sheng slowly put down the teacup in his hand and continued, “Little Brother Ziliang, in an hour, we will escort five carriages of food from here to Green Cloud City. Coupled with the rest on the way, we expect to arrive tomorrow at noon, but…”
“But what? You can continue.”
When Gong Ziliang saw that Hua Sheng looked a little worried, he gestured for him to continue.
“However, we’ve received news that those evildoers are going to rob us of our food. They’re going to set an ambush on the Fire Cat Mountain, which is the best route we can take.” Hua Sheng said.
From his expression, it could be seen that he had been thinking about this for too long.
“Then why don’t you change your route?”
That’s right, Gong Ziliang was very curious.
If this path did not work, they would change it. As the saying went, all roads lead to Rome.
“Brother Ziliang, you make it sound so easy. This is the only path from Cloud Glow City to Green Cloud City that is still considered flat. Although the Fire Cat Mountain is at the edge of the canyon, compared to other dangerous cliffs, it is the only choice.”
“This is also why we entrusted the Profound Heaven Sect with this escort mission.”
“The Profound Heaven Sect is a medium-grade sect and has the Sect Master of the eighth-stage Soul Refinement Realm, Xuan Guangzi, holding down the fort. As long as Little Brother Ziliang wears the disciple uniform of the Profound Heaven Sect and protects me, I believe the Heavenly Path will definitely not dare to act rashly!” Hua Sheng said firmly.
This was what he thought about this mission. However, he had originally hoped that there would be more than ten Profound Heaven Sect disciples, but now, there was only one…
This was a huge problem…
“Heavenly Path…” Gong Ziliang muttered thoughtfully.
This caused Gong Ziliang to recall the black-clothed person who was chasing after him earlier, and he had also heard the name Heavenly Path mentioned by the onlookers.
Good heavens! Oh goodness!
Not only did they want to steal children, but they also wanted to rob an escort agency. This group of thieves known as the Heavenly Path had quite a wide range of businesses.
Could it be that the disappearance of the daughter of the Green Cloud City Lord, who had spread throughout half of the White Cloud Kingdom a year ago, was also related to the Heavenly Path?
“That’s right. I’ll have to trouble you this time. In order to express my sincerity, I’ll give you 500,000 copper coins as a deposit for the 1 million mentioned in the mission. The remaining 500,000 will be handed to you after the mission is completed.”
When he heard Hua Sheng say this, Gong Ziliang waved his hand and smiled slightly as he said, “There’s no need. You can pay me after we safely escort these five carriages of food to Green Cloud City. I feel that we can prepare to set off now. The road is difficult to walk at night.”
“Alright! Since Little Brother Ziliang said so, then I’ll help you safeguard this 1 million copper coins. Come, let’s set off now and head to Green Cloud City!”
As Hua Sheng spoke, he stood up confidently. Next, they would head to the Fire Cat Mountain.
Therefore, Gong Ziliang followed Hua Sheng out of the Hua Clan’s escort agency. However, just as he moved, a faint sobbing sound could be heard. The voice was very soft and even if one deliberately listened, they might not be able to hear it.
As for why Gong Ziliang could hear a faint sobbing sound, it might be because of the Legendary System.
However, this made Gong Ziliang very curious. Why could he hear the cries of children at the Hua Clan’s escort agency? Was he hallucinating?
Gong Ziliang stopped in his tracks and turned his head slightly to size up the hall, looking pensive.
At this moment, a hand suddenly patted his shoulder. He was shocked and turned around.
Hua Sheng smiled and asked, “What’s wrong, Little Brother Ziliang?”
“It’s… it’s fine. Let’s go.” Gong Ziliang replied calmly, but he had a trace of doubt in his heart.
After that, Gong Ziliang followed Hua Sheng to the side door of the Hua Clan’s escort agency. There were already more than 20 escorts wearing the uniform of the Hua Clan’s escort agency gathered here. There were five carriages in the crowd and bags of sacks piled on the carriages. Presumably, this was the food that Hua Sheng mentioned.
When everyone saw Hua Sheng, they cupped their fists and said, “Boss!”
Hua Sheng walked forward, placed his hands behind his back, and said, “Everyone, today, we’re escorting the food caravan to Green Cloud City. We’ll be arriving at noon tomorrow. Even if we really encounter that group of thieves from the Heavenly Path, don’t be afraid. It’s over.. Focus your minds and protect our goods. After this matter is completed, I’ll treat everyone to a drink!”