Chapter 869 - Worship

Seized by the System Mu Heng, 木恒 2022/9/13 16:47:13

Translator:?Endless Fantasy Translation??Editor:?Endless Fantasy Translation

Vigilante A was roaming around in Land of?Culinary. Fang Ning knew what the System was trying to do, it must be looking for hidden gems.

After all, all its previous time was given to collecting ingredients.

Although it had gotten the treasure from the bequethal according to the guide given by Culinary God, the System would still not believe him that easily.

The only person that it could believe in was Fang Ning.

“You’re always tricking me, and you still expect me to believe in you?” the System muttered and walked by the bushes.

Fang Ning said defensively, “Since when did I trick you? Which strategy did I come up with that wasn’t based on your welfare?”

Just when the System wanted to refute, it suddenly said in perplexity, “Your three apprentices were not even shortlisted, they were not seen in the square. It turns out that they were doing something else instead.”

Fang Ning looked through System View and saw two males and a female setting something up in the woods.

He took a closer look and there was a simple wooden table that was already built in front of the three of them. A man was carefully placing a few statues on the table in a respectful manner.

Around them, there were several trees that had been cut down. Apparently, his three apprentices were doing something mysterious while others were busy with The Bequeathal of Culinary God.

“Could they be worshipping the evil gods?” Fang Ning’s head was aching all of a sudden. After all, they were his apprentices for a few days. He did not wish to be labeled as a poor judge of character.

“Worshipping the evil gods? Black Cat Tom used to do that. I’ll get in touch with it,” the System had a sudden thought.

“It’s supervising the herbs plantation in Morality City. You’ll be crossing two arcane realms, will you still be able to contact it? Besides, we don’t have full control of Land of Culinary,” Fang Ning doubted.

The System responded proudly, “Did you forget that when Axiom Daddy wanted the core of Mars from me, it made plenty of promises to me? These arcane realms are under its management platform, it would have to do me a favor this once.”

“I see. It seems that you’ve made a lot of useful connections,” Fang Ning sighed. He knew he would not have been able to do it if it was up to him.

In a valley that was clouded with grey fog, some white and black plants were greedily absorbing the fog.

The grey fog was the Yin Energy produced by this arcane realm.

These plants did not require regular nutrients. Yin Energy was all they needed to grow.

Every plant that was growing well would form a little whirlpool. In the eyes of outsiders, it would certainly seem strange to them.

Because of that, a formation was cast all over the valley to prevent outsiders from entering.

A black tiger was moving through the fog, adjusting the flow and the concentration of Yin Energy in various spots from time to time.

On top of its head, there was a large strong grey ant. It was grabbing three strands of the tiger’s fur, giving out commands energetically.

On the grounds of the valley, a large number of small grey ants were crawling all over. They were following the commands of the large grey ant, eliminating the insects that came attracted by Yin Energy.

Suddenly, the black tiger stopped and jumped onto a rock.

A message popped out in its head.

It was a message from Vigilante A asking about altars.

It was not surprised about that. After all, this arcane realm was managed by Vigilante A. It would not be difficult for him to broadcast a few messages.

It felt a sense of bitterness arising from within, fusing with hatred and helplessness. It was supposed to be its possession, the orb almost became the key in controlling this arcane realm.

However, things did not go as planned. It was given to others with the help of a shameless ant.

It rolled its eyes, then it looked at the ant that was on top of its head. It wanted to strangle the ant really badly.

No, endure it for now! Aside from the important role of this fellow, it had also made its mark on Vigilante A. Not only it could never harm the ant, it also had to be its faithful servant.

Although Vigilante A had only brought it up a few times, he would definitely ask about the ant if it never mentioned anything about it during the end of the year.

The ability of the ant was already proven. It hooked up with a queen ant and it gave birth to a huge amount of ants. Each of them had already gotten used to surviving under the environment of Yin Energy.

At least the ants were of great use in taking care of the Yin Attribute Herbs. It became an environmental protection industry now that no harmful chemicals were involved in pest control.

Black Cat Tom thought for a moment, and then it answered honestly, “If the altar’s set up properly, it could be used to transmit energy and send goods…There’s a way to find out who’s behind the altar.”

After disclosing a bunch of information, it sighed heavily. It had not worshipped the God of Plagues from the Upper Realm in a long time. He was probably still bearing a grudge and had put its name on the blacklist.

It thought to itself, ‘I’m not to blame for this, this is the arcane realm of Vigilante A after all.’

Black Cat Tom wanted to witness the conflict that would break out when the God of Plagues descends from the Upper Realm.

It seemed like it would not be long from now.

According to the insiders’ information it got from the God of Plagues, Gods and Deities of the Upper Realm would only descend on a large scale after ten thousand years initially. Only then they would be able to minimize the loss.

However, Vigilante A happened to be an uncontrollable variable that appeared suddenly. If they delayed this for ten thousand years, they would have missed the opportunity.

Unless they got rid of Vigilante A, but how many of them had the ability to do so? Will they be willing to descend to the Lower Realm in advance?

Black Cat Tom believed that the beings in the Upper Realm were competing against one another. If Vigilante A was not gotten rid of, all of them would have to descend to the Lower Realm in advance.

To descend in advance, they would have to suffer a huge loss, and they might even bring death upon themselves.

A risk as high as this needed to come with great compensation.

The System had gotten sufficient information from Tom, but it was still clueless about what those people were planning to do.

“Richie, please help me to analyze,” the System quickly passed the buck.

Fang Ning took on the responsibility readily. After all, he was relying on it to cook later. Although it had already promised him, it would not be wise to offend it now.

He thought for a while and said, “Let’s observe for a little longer, find out if they’re using the altar to transmit energy or to send goods.”

Vigilante A hid behind a tree and watched the three of them.

When the man placed the statues, Fang Ning could tell that something was unusual.

“One of the statues looks like old rat and another one looks like Bai Shixin, but the three of them aren’t Greater Rat Demons?” Fang Ning exclaimed.

If they were, the System would have reminded him when they came and asked to be his apprentice.

“Hmph, they can’t work for Greater Rat Clan if they’re not Greater Rat Demons? Do you think the world is short of cunning people?” the System said in a contemptuous tone.

“You have a point,” Fang Ning could not argue to that.

After all, there were all kinds of birds in the woods. Never judge a unit as a whole, because not every bird in the flock would act the same.

According to the Truth Department, a lot of people chose to side with the Greater Rat Clan because of the benefits.

“You really can’t judge a book by its cover. I can’t believe my first few apprentices were human spies,” Fang Ning sighed.

The System took the opportunity to lecture Fang Ning, “I told you to not be greedy for trivial gains. Look at you now, passing on all your skills to human spies. You have to do a thorough background investigation the next time.”

“It was just some culinary skills, not my true secret skills. How would I have thought so much about it?” Fang Ning had to admit that it was a devastating blow to him.

He was still an ingenuous honest man after all. Although he had gained a lot of experiences these few years, deep down he was not the type of person who was suspicious about everything.

They came for Fang Ning and not for Vigilante A. That was one of the reasons why he took it lightly.

After all, Fang Ning himself was not in the know of a lot of top secrets.

The truth was reality hit him hard.