Warlord of Chaos - Chapter 59 - Inauspicious Feeling
Chapter 59: Inauspicious Feeling
Translator: Wuxia Dog Editor: Wuxia Dog
“Are they the guys with you?” The old man asked unhurriedly.
Little Joseph lifted his swollen face with bloody nose, cast a glance at them, and ground his teeth.”No, not them.”
“Hard bone! You won’t be honest if I don’t teach you a lesson!” This said, the old man took a whip from a mercenary beside him and switched his wrist. “Crack!” A crisp sound of lash echoed in the midair, frightened the boy into a shiver.
“The last chance, are they?”
The old man raised the whip and lashed down on the back of little Joseph heavily without saying anything more.
“Ah…” Little Joseph screamed harshly due to extreme pain, tears and snot running down on his face. A boy at his age should live under the protection of his parents.Even if he had a fight with other boys, that was just a game of children. Such kind of flogging was far beyond the tolerance of any boy, only one whip could make him close to collapse.
Miss Keeley couldn’t stand this anymore, she shouted. “Why do you hit the boy?!”
The old man turned his head and took a glimpse at her, revealing a grim smile on his lips. He grabbed the hair of little Joseph. This time, he changed his interrogation. “Tell me, what had you done yesterday? Tell me every detail!”
“He was staying with us the whole day yesterday!” Miss Keeley shouted angrily. “If you have anything to say, tell us. Men as you, the members from the Association of Mercenaries, bully a little boy, aren’t you afraid to be laughed at by others?”
“Ha! This makes sense.” The old man turned around and sneered.”Some ones burst into the Morgan Commercial Corp and killed all their members yesterday! Our magician made a survey. The killers murdered them in an especially cruel way. They first turned the members of the corp into the undead creatures, and then killed them by some magic similar to the Holy-light! If this case had happened outside the city, we would not interfere, but it happened inside this city, we have to find out the killers, it’s our duty.”
The old man moved his sight and continued. “Do you have anything else to explain?”
“We did go to the Morgan Commercial corp yesterday, but when we got there, they’ve already become zombies.” Cessacioun said slowly.
“You don’t have to explain to me, my task is only to bring you to the judges. You can try to convince them.” The old man waved his hand, mercenaries around him rounded them up.
They were squeezed into a semicircle. This was the most painful situation. If in front of them were enemies, they would fight back without hesitation.But now, they didn’t know what to do. After all, their opponents were the representative of the whole Association of Mercenaries!
“Wait, I want to appeal to the Elders of the Isolated Cliff City!” Miss Keeley required in a loud voice.
“Appeal to the Elders?”The old man laughed, then his laughter turned into a cold expression. “Who do you think you are?!”
“The heir to the Morgan Commercial Corp! I have right to appeal to the Elders when I am suffering injustice.” Miss Keeley said in a mighty tone. “And, pay attention to your words, who do you think you are!”
The old man seemed a little awe-stricken, but he yelled immediately. “What a funny joke! You said you are the heir to the Morgan Commercial Corp, do you have any proof? I can say I am the builder of the corp! Catch them all!”
“Listen, you’ve already violated the first and second articles of the Law of the Elders. I will file a lawsuitagainst you!” Miss Keeley raised her voice, and took out a jade token. “This is the seal of the Morgan Commercial Corp, as its heir, I have the right of immunity. You are not qualified to judge me!”
The mercenaries changed their face color. Obviously, they had scruples about the law mentioned by Miss Keeley.
The city developed itself based on the law originally created by the Elders. Anyone who intends to violate it will be imposed heavy punishments, those who deliberately breaks the law will suffer more severe punishments.
“Whatever crime I have committed, I have the right to see all the members of the Elders! Now, please inform them!”
The old man hesitated for a while and made an artificial smile. “All right, let me check your seal first.”
“Do you think you are qualified to check it?” Miss Keeley sneered.
“You…” The old man flushed with anger. Most of the mercenaries around him had put away their weapons. It was impossible to arrest them by force. No one would like to wade into the muddy water.
“You are making it difficultfor me intentionally.” The old man said in a softened tone. “At least, you should allow me to check your seal.”
“Why don’t you inform the Elders?” Han Jin said coldly. “It’s their right to check the authenticity of the seal, not yours.”
The old man cast a glance at Han Jin and returned his sight to Miss Keeley. “No need to bother the Elders. How about this, you stamp your seal on anything, and we take it to the Elders for verification?”
Miss Keeley seemed hesitated. “Let me have a look.” Han Jin said to her and stretched out his hand.
She took off her jade token and put it into his hand. It was made of silvery white jade, extremely delicate in workmanship, both sides were engraved with countless flow liners. Han Jin fetched a prepared paper from his space ring, and gave it to Miss Keeley along with the token.
The moment she took it, a faint magic fluctuation appeared. The jade token became translucent. Just when it was going to touch the paper, a knife in Han Jin’s hand sandwiched between them. No one could see his little trick, except Moxinke and the others as a result of their cover.
The knife found a very good place to stay. Miss Keeley could identify the missing part of the seal easily, but for the outsiders, it was still a complete seal. Is he mad? To let them deny her identity? She thought to herself anxiously and doubtfully. But she chose to believe Han Jin at last and passed him the paper.
“Give it to them, Steelberg.” Han Jin ordered with a smile.
The old man took the sealed paper from Steelberg and looked at it closely. “Hand it to the Elders for verification,Will. Be quick.”
“No matter what happened later, don’t feel surprised, Keeley. You’d better hide behind Moxinke. Don’t let them see your expression.” Han Jin whispered.
“Yes.” Miss Keeley replied in a low voice.
Moxinke pulled Cessacioun deliberately as if he was going to say something to him, during the slight movements, he kept Miss Keeley behind naturally.
Han Jin let out a light sigh. Things were not that simple…He was impressed by the hatred flashed in the old man’s eyes when he was interrupted.
Not long after, the guy called Will came back breathlessly and whispered something to the old man, who cracked a smile. “The seal is authentic. It’s just a mistake today. I’m sorry for that. So you are Miss Keeley? Ho ho… This is an affair within your corp, I will leave it to you.”
Miss Keeley clenched her bothfists. An inauspicious feeling was floating on her heart.