Chapter 370: Demons (3)
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
If they stayed close to the camp, they could still get back there if they could not cope with the situation. They had a thousand men there, were they afraid of a little trouble?
There was a subtle change with the mercenaries. Many of the leaders dispatched their members in search of lower-level magical beasts when they were supposed to rest in their camps.
The leaders could not leave because they had to answer to the client, and they dared not pass such an order so openly. Therefore, they could only get a small team to sneak out of the camp.
However, Shen Yanxiao had noticed their actions.
She was not the only one who did as even Du Lang had realized their intentions.
“They’re reckless for slipping away now.” Shen Yanxiao snickered coldly as she looked at those mercenaries when they snuck away discreetly.
Du Lang looked at Shen Yanxiao with doubt. He did not comment on it even though he noticed the mercenaries’ departure from the camp. After all, they were not from his team, and he did not mind it as long as his subordinates did not do the same.
However, after he heard Shen Yanxiao’s comment, Du Lang deduced that Shen Yanxiao must have come to a realization.
Throughout their journey, Shen Yanxiao did not behave like a kid that she was, and Du Lang even praised her for her wisdom and cautiousness. He was curious about her thoughts on the people who had left without permission.
“Why do you say so, Huo Xiao?” Du Lang asked.
Shen Yanxiao appeared to be calm and unruffled as she crossed her arms. As she looked at the mercenaries who had left the camp so casually, she said with an indifferent air, “These people had been afraid of Mount Kuluo, and they had kept their guard up before we entered the mountain. Then they perceived the situation was not as bad as they thought it would be. Coupled with the many low-level magical beasts around the mountain, how could they not be tempted? Unfortunately, they are too short-sighted. They only saw what was on the surface, and they have neglected any hidden dangers entirely. Do they really believe that the previous mercenary group was almost wiped out by these low-level magical beasts?”
Shen Yanxiao paused for a moment as she looked at the leaders who pretended to be calm. “They don’t even have the basic vigilance that a mercenary should have. They are unsuspecting of any unusual situations, and they even wanted to take the chance to make a profit. The ignorants are indeed fearless. Out of those who ventured outside tonight, I’m afraid only a few of them would make it back to our camp.”
Shen Yanxiao’s voice might have sounded like a child, but the words she used stunned the other seven wolves by her side.
Even though they knew that the mercenaries should not have left the camp, at least two hundred men had gone into the forest. It might have been a smaller number when compared to their one thousand men, but it was still an impressive size of a team. Did Shen Yanxiao really think that only a few of them could survive their little adventure?
“I doubt that they’d go too far from the camp, so there shouldn’t be any real danger,” Magic Wolf coughed and said. He was a bit frightened by Shen Yanxiao’s words. Despite their greediness, those mercenaries were not idiots, and they would not go too far away from the camp. Even if they were to encounter any danger, they would still be able to make their escape.
Was that not an exaggeration on Huo Xiao’s part?
Shen Yanxiao lazily shot a glance at Lazy Wolf as she casually said. “It wouldn’t be up to them at that time.”
Shen Yanxiao glanced at Lazy Wolf with an equally lazy glance before she casually said, “I’m afraid that wouldn’t be up to them.”
1“What do you mean?” The seven wolves were surprised by what she had said, so they turned to look at Shen Yanxiao at once. They had gradually forgotten she was only a young kid after they had traveled together for so many days. They thought that her speech was comparable to any other adult.