Chap 485: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Translated by Rachel of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
In previous years, the people from Qing Feng Sect always came to collect the magic herbs just when the Level three magic herbs had matured, which was two months later. However, this year they were two months ahead of the schedule.
You XiaoMo was a little surprised.
Weng Gong became very agitated when he saw them. His eyes were narrowed into a thin line, making it impossible to tell what he was thinking but You XiaoMo felt a murderous gleam in his eyes.
The people of Qing Feng Sect were very shocked when they saw Hu village with only two people left.
At first they thought that the villagers of Hu village must have fled because they heard that Qing Feng Sect would arrive ahead of time, but seeing that the magic herbs were still in the fields, they felt even more puzzled.
There were about two hundred households left in Hu village and almost every household had moved out completely, leaving nothing behind. With the actions of mere mortals, it would have been impossible to move so fast if they hadn’t been prepared long beforehand. Furthermore, orders about the decision to bring forward their visit were only given yesterday.
However, this doubt they had only briefly flashed across their minds before it was soon forgotten. The people that Qing Feng Sect had sent immediately had their attention drawn to the magic herbs in the magic herb fields.
It was even better now with the ordinary people of Hu village gone. They only needed to bring the magic herbs back and they would be done with their task. They didn’t even have to lay down a single crystal coin.
The Hu village was a human village. There was no need to send a lot of people to deal with a few ordinary humans with no fighting power, so this time Qing Feng Sect only sent five people, including one low level mage.
As there was no one in the village, they had to dig for the magic herbs themselves.
As the saying went, someone who hadn’t worked before would never know how tough work was for the working people. The people from Qing Feng Sect finally experienced it this time.
They only dug for one hour and their tempers had already flared.
Except for that mage who had it easier with the help of soul force, the rest were already suffering from back aches and sweating buckets. Their mouths never stopped cursing and they began to blame all they were going through on the villagers who had left.
You XiaoMo and Weng Gong who were hiding in the house heard their voices clearly.
Weng Gong peered through the window and saw the magic herbs in the fields being dug up by them one by one. He turned around and looked towards You XiaoMo.
“Are you not going to stop them? Those are things you bought with your spirit gems. Don’t you feel angry that the magic herbs are just dug up and taken away by them?” He asked.
You XiaoMo let out a laugh, “It doesn’t matter!”
Weng Gong looked at him for a few seconds before suddenly saying, “I understand now. Your objective from the very beginning wasn’t these magic herbs, that was just an excuse right?”
You XiaoMo’s lips curled up. He didn’t try to hide it, otherwise he wouldn’t have said a single thing.
“That’s right, my objective was to get the villagers to leave Hu village.”
“Why?” Weng Gong stared at him with burning gaze.
“Don’t you already know?” You XiaoMo replied calmly.
Weng Gong shook his head, “You are not related to Hu village, so how can it be that you’re doing this to help our villagers? You must have some other motives right?”
You XiaoMo smiled but didn’t speak.
Weng Gong knew he guessed right but he only sighed softly.
“No matter what objective you have, you have indeed helped us out. Otherwise, we definitely would have been beaten up and scolded by the people from Qing Feng Sect when the time came had we not be able to dig up the magic herbs in time. I thank you on behalf of the rest of the villagers.”
“Weng Gong, you don’t have to thank me. You just have to treat it as we are taking what each of us need. Don’t mind it.” You XiaoMo said.
Weng Gong was just about to open his mouth to speak when a sound came from the door. It sounded like it was the doing of the wind but not even a second later, a loud ‘bam’ was heard. The door was kicked open and a booming voice could be heard.
“Wang Ge, there’s someone here.”
Hearing this, the people in the magic herb fields immediately dropped what they were doing and ran over. Wang Ge was their leader but this Qing Feng Sect was only a small fry. They were so weak! Tsk, tsk, You XiaoMo couldn’t even bear to look at them straight.
Wang Ge walked in and saw an old man and a young man inside. He recognised Weng Gong because he usually came to collect the magic herbs but he didn’t recognise You XiaoMo. However, he also didn’t recognise every villager who lived in Hu village so he thought You XiaoMo was one of them.
“So there’s still people hiding here. Tell me, where have the villagers moved to?”
Wang Ge kicked the nearest chair to the ground and stepped on it with one foot, his attitude extremely arrogant. Every year, the villagers of Hu village would plant a few hundred thousand magic herbs for them and although the amount wasn’t much, it was a source of income for Qing Feng Sect nevertheless. If the villagers were to all run away, they wouldn’t have a next batch to collect after this one if they couldn’t find people to plant the magic herbs for the next year.
They had already checked out the neighboring villages and only the plot of land that the Hu village was on was suitable to grow these magic herbs.
Weng Gong snorted coldly and didn’t say a word.
Wang Ge didn’t plan to ask that old fella anyway. Every time he looked at them, it was like they were the enemies who had killed his father. He also knew about the old fella’s situation but he wasn’t the person who came to collect magic herbs ten years ago, it was his superior. His superior was promoted afterwards, so this job landed on him.
Wang Ge looked towards You XiaoMo’s completely unfamiliar face and said, “Hey kid, I’m asking you something so answer me truthfully. If I so much as smell a lie, I’ll make your life a living hell.”
You XiaoMo’s eyes moved.
“Wang Ge is it? Sorry, I don’t know.”
Wang Ge pulled out his sword immediately and slammed it on the table, “Now do you know?”
“No one told me, how would I know?” You XiaoMo exclaimed in shock.
“Seems like talking nicely doesn’t work.” Wang Ge picked up his sword and smiled sinisterly with a dangerous gleam in his eyes.
Weng Gong immediately retreated behind You XiaoMo.
This was the first time someone sought him for protection so You XiaoMo was rather shocked. Usually he was the one who sought protection from others.
Weng Gong thought he was unhappy about it, so he started grumbling, “What, shouldn’t an able-bodied young lad like you protect a weak and vulnerable old man like me?”
The corners of You a XiaoMo’s mouth twitched. Oh please, you’re still moving around so quickly, he thought to himself.
“Yo Wang Ge, it seems like this person wants to fight us. Looks like if we don’t teach him a lesson, others will think we are pushovers.” Wang Ge’s underling immediately started to laugh mockingly before continuing, “Wang Ge, just leave it to us to take care of this type of small fry. We’ll easily deal with him.”
“Alright, but don’t kill him.” Wang Ge said indifferently.
His underling immediately patted his own chest as a gesture of reassurance.
In the end, he was easily beaten by You XiaoMo. You XiaoMo even had the underling’s head under his foot.
With this kind of presence, Wang Ge’s opponent was clearly stronger than him. Wang Ge was frightened by him and he suddenly wasn’t as confident as before. Nevertheless, he was still a member of Qing Feng Sect and he didn’t believe anyone would dare to go against Qing Feng Sect.
“Who are you?”
“A passerby.” You XiaoMo raised his head and puffed out his chest.
“Do you know the consequences of going against Qing Feng Sect?” Wang Ge glanced at where the door was and said at the same time.
You XiaoMo shook his head.
“I don’t know, but what I do know is that if you continue to move back, I will let you know the consequences of going against me. Now you should consider whether to continue moving back or return to your original position.”
Wang Ge stopped taking steps back and glared at him menacingly, “What do you want?”
You XiaoMo looked towards Weng Gong.
“Weng Gong, how do you think we should punish him?”
Weng Gong stared at Wang Ge for a moment before suddenly turning his head away.
“You caught the person. How you want to punish him is up to you.”
You XiaoMo touched his nose and suggested, “Well, what about killing them?”
Weng Gong’s eyes went wide.
At his words, Wang Ge immediately shot up and roared. He drew his sword and charged all out at You XiaoMo like he was willing to die doing that if he had to.
“I’ll fight you to the death. ”
Wow, what a short-tempered man he is!
You XiaoMo finally understood why Ling Xiao always liked to say that to him. It was a very subtle feeling. However, Wang Ge’s power was only at the moon level. There was no sense of accomplishment in defeating him.
You XiaoMo, who had easily dealt with Wang Ge, didn’t notice that when Weng Gong looked at him, his eyes were wider than ever before. When You XiaoMo finally turned his head, he retracted his gaze as if nothing had happened.
You XiaoMo took care of the other three people together and then locked them all up in one house. Side by side they laid together, all knocked out by You XiaoMo.
Although he said that he would kill them, he really didn’t want to kill people for no reason, especially people much weaker than him. You XiaoMo got Weng Gong to wait for him while he ran back to the old couple’s house to retrieve the Metal Swallowing Beast and the Golden Winged Insect. As they had a huge reaction when he brought them to the cave, he decided to just leave them in the house.
When he returned to Weng Gong’s house, a bloody smell drifted out from inside.
As he walked in, he saw Weng Gong lifting a walking stick high up in the air before striking down hard on Wang Ge’s head.
Blood splattered everywhere.
You XiaoMo could feel his view of life exploding into pieces.
Such a withered old man with a whole head of white hair actually killed without batting an eye. He even picked the head to strike. If not for his lack of strength, Wang Ge’s head would have been smashed like a watermelon that had fallen to the ground.
How much hatred must he have to make such a decision?
Seeing that he had returned, Weng Gong quietly wiped away the blood on the walking stick and limped as he came over, looking extremely lonely and pitiful.
Hey, old guy, isn’t it a bit too late to act pitiful?
You XiaoMo looked at the horrible state the five people were in. What was odd was that he felt nothing at all. He clicked his tongue. As expected, Ling Xiao had badly influenced him.
Closing the door, You XiaoMo walked out of the house.