614 Chapter 614 The Imperial Army
Chapter 614 The Imperial Army
Lu Yu and his group were returning to their stronghold in the middle of the night, and it was completely dark around them. The only difference between now and when they arrived was that it wasn’t as cold.
The initially cold environment had become somewhat hot after the massive explosion and the baptism by fire.
Every time Lu Yu and the others walked a certain distance, they would take out teleportation scrolls and try to teleport back.
They had no idea how large the Truth Department headquarters’ boundary was, so they could only move step by step and try again and again.
On the way, Lu Yu encountered some strange situations.
Su Qing was supposed to transform into an unconscious and lifeless puppet. She should only listen to and obey Lu Yu’s orders.
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What Lu Yu found odd was that she had a faint light on her chest. It was barely visible through her clothes.
Lu Yu was perplexed by this strange scene. It was the first time he had seen something like this, and it could be linked to her light elemental ability…
Lu Yu would not have seen this light if it hadn’t been in the dead of night. He wouldn’t have been able to detect it if it had been during the day.
Xu Yuan and the others continued walking on with sadness in their hearts. They occasionally turned back to look at Su Qing, who had turned into a puppet, and sighed.
Suddenly, Lu Yu saw some lights not far ahead. It wasn’t just a speck of light but a cluster of them.
“Are those lights ahead?” Xu Yuan stood still and pointed to a location not far away.
The others nodded and looked over. “Yeah. There are many of them too.”
“Who would visit this area? The massive explosion that just occurred here should be enough to deter people from coming over, right?” Xu Yuan was perplexed.
“Perhaps it’s someone daring,” Wang Meng nonchalantly replied. “They are aware of the massive explosion and have come here to investigate.”
“The type of person you’re describing does not exist. If he did, he’d most likely be dead by now.”
“In this world, there are all kinds of people. Don’t bet against me.” Wang Meng went on.
Xu Yuan shrugged helplessly, too tired to argue with him any longer. After all, he had just lost a teammate.
“That appears to be a group of people. Prepare for battle.” Lu Yu reminded them.
Xu Yuan and Wang Meng drew their weapons and prepared to fight. They moved slowly and cautiously forward.
Lu Yu’s walkie-talkie received a sound after a burst of static.
Lu Yu was stunned for a moment after hearing this short sentence, and his teammates around him were also cautious.
“Who do you believe this voice belongs to?”
“We lack the energy to fight. Why don’t we simply ignore them?”
Xu Yuan suggested, then turned to face Lu Yu.
“There is no need to elaborate, and we will respond simply. They don’t even know our exact location anyway.”
“Please identify yourself!” Lu Yu asked as he picked up the walkie-talkie.
The other party responded quickly.
“We are from the Lionheart Empire. May I inquire about your identity and what’s with the massive explosion ahead?”
“How do you prove the Lionheart Empire? I’m acquainted with your princess.”
“We don’t need to prove it to you…”
“All right, let’s go our separate ways, so we don’t bother each other, okay?” After saying that, Lu Yu put down the walkie-talkie.
But the other party’s attitude quickly changed, and they replied, “Alright, alright. I’ll say. This time, the Third Princess Elizabeth entered the ancient ruins; she was the only one who came from the royal family. This should not be widely known. If you’re her friend, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of this.”
Lu Yu paused for a moment before nodding. “That’s right. She is the only royal family member who came to these ancient ruins this time.”
“Not only that, but her goal in visiting the ancient ruins was to find her brothers.”
After hearing this, Lu Yu confirmed that the other party was from the Lionheart Empire.
Because the royal family’s disappearance had not been publicized, only a few people were aware of it. Only the Lionheart Empire’s core members were aware of it.
“That’s correct. Furthermore, the Third Prince went missing in these ancient ruins.”
“You are knowledgeable, and it appears that you are the princess’s friend. We can meet up. I am a regular general in the Lionheart Empire’s army. I led thousands of people into the ancient ruins and started searching for the missing prince.”
“Isn’t it Elizabeth’s mission to find the Third Prince?”
The opposing party denied that. “That’s true, but I am always looking for him too.”
“This Third Prince of yours appears to be important. He has the ability to influence both forces to forego the opportunity to cultivate in these ancient ruins and instead search for him.”
“Of course, he is a member of the royal family…”
“Let’s meet and chat,” the other party suggested after a brief silence. “There’s nothing to worry about because we’re all acquaintances.”
“Not a problem. I’ve already seen your bright lights. I’ll go find you right now.”
Lu Yu put his walkie-talkie away. “Let us go meet them.”
Lu Yu moved quickly forward and soon approached the cluster of lights.
As he got closer, he discovered a makeshift campsite on a grassy slope. A large bonfire was blazing with flames, and a group of soldiers sat around it.
When the soldiers in the circle noticed someone approaching, they all stood up and looked at Lu Yu and the others warily.
A strong man with a large beard and armor walked out.
“You’ve arrived, my friend. Vince is the name, and I’m a small captain in the Imperial Army. Welcome.”
Lu Yu assessed him and was certain he was from the Lionheart Empire because of his golden hair and sunken eyes.
Not only him but also the people around him…
“My name is Lu Yu, and I’ve only recently met Elizabeth. She asked me to assist her in finding her brother, but I still have no idea of his whereabouts.”
As he walked towards the bonfire, Lu Yu introduced himself.
Vince smiled as he patted Lu Yu’s shoulder. “It’s okay. We’re grateful even with just the gesture.”
Lu Yu counted the people gathered around the bonfire and realized there were more than a hundred of them. The atmosphere around the bonfire was quite lively.
“Are you here to find him after dispatching so many people here? Do you have any clues?”
Vince excitedly nodded. “Yes, we found something!”
He exclaimed excitedly.
“A trail or clue to his whereabouts?”
Vince nodded enthusiastically once more.