When Delicious Wind Goose carried out the plan according to the agreement, he did not bring any teammates in the end.
Because he had vaguely noticed there was a looming danger last night.
Although Caravan Master Tate seemed sincere, told him many details, and signed a Silver Sire-certified contract with him…
Just in case, Delicious Wind Goose chose to temporarily cut off contact with Van Helsing and Yokai Teacher and only communicated at a distance through the forum. Just like what he said to Tate, he wanted to show that he wasn’t close to these two priests.
The best way was to give up the mission to escort the two priests into the royal city in public.
That was to avoid the case when his username turned red and his teammates were forced into the battle… [TN: A system in MMORPG when the player’s name turns red, the NPC will be hostile to the players.]
Delicious Wind Goose’s cautious approach came into play.
After all, this was a “main mission” that was triggered in advance and hadn’t yet unfolded. Once exposed or failed, the consequences might be serious. Not only would it affect his three teammates, but Annan and the interests of other players would also be affected.
It was only then that Delicious Wind Goose gradually realized that Annan didn’t assign the two priests to his team because Jiu Er’s fighting style was too wild, requiring two healing professions to recover her lost health.
Instead, it was to make the team flexible in response to possible challenges.
The priests, who could use the divine art, could freely enter and exit most public places. Moreover, the priests could also use his reputation as a guarantee and grand entry to one teammate with the excuse of a friend.
No matter anyone of them left the team, it wouldn’t affect the rest of the team. They could even disband their squad into two teams at any time. If the new team setting was separate into the Transcendeds team and the Priests team, the two Transcended could be dispatched in carrying out illegal affairs. They wouldn’t need to be worried about getting caught and getting the church’s attention. On the other hand, if each of the two teams had a Transcended and a priest, their entry to places wouldn’t be limited.
Their mission wasn’t to kill someone or steal something but to investigate.
In other words, they didn’t need to prioritize the combat effectiveness of the team, but their accessibility to areas and the efficiency of investigation. Or rather, their credibility.
Although they hadn’t entered the capital yet, their hidden mission to “seek important information in the capital” was undoubtedly in progress.
It was just that Delicious Wind Goose seemed to have participated in the mission from the villain’s point of view.
So the first thing Delicious Wind Goose had to do was to cut off any contact with the rest of the three teammates.
He did take precautions for his action.
He didn’t want to implicate his teammates.
While a priest had a high degree of credibility, his actions were also restricted.
Before leaving Roseburg, Bread Daryl had asked the two priests not to do anything illegal. Otherwise, the local church would come to deal with them as soon as possible. Once the church interfered, there was no room to resolve it no matter briberies or hiring lawyers.
After all, the Silver Sire was watching…
In other words, although the two priests had high attack power and life points, they both had the attribute of “incapable of attacking”.
Only Delicious Wind Goose and Jiu Er could coerce, lure, steal, rob, deceive and kill. Once both of them were caught, the investigation mission would basically fail.
Under the condition of not breaking any laws and regulations, and not attracting the attention and hostility of others, it was a tough but plausible job to secretly investigate and dig the prince’s criminal evidence from the prince’s turf.
Luckily, Delicious Wind Goose was quite a witty player.
He noticed this before he entered the city.
So Delicious Wind Goose immediately communicated with Jiu Er on the forum.
Delicious Wind Goose asked her to take the deposit that he got, as well as all their previous deposits, to hire another convoy and escort “the two priests” into the city. The core purpose was to allow Jiu Er to enter the royal city with a clean and innocent identity. That would be the background of “escorting two princes from Roseburg into the royal city”.
After discussing the details on the forum, Delicious Wind Goose was at their residence and had a quarrel with Jiu Er in public.
Roughly speaking, Delicious Wind Goose’s point of view was that “you can pick up other jobs on the way”, while Jiu Er insisted that their priority was to escort the priests over to the destination first. Since Delicious Wind Goose was vague in his words, while Jiu Er’s speech was clear and upright, her remarks were supported by many passers-by.
In the end, after being punched by Jiu Er, Delicious Wind Goose packed up and left the hotel where he was temporarily staying.
In this quarrel, the two of them successfully created the image of a firm, fair, honest, and trustworthy female [Berserker].
In this way, when Jiu Er looked for help, it would be much more convenient.
Delicious Wind Goose also successfully lurked in the dark.
After parting ways with Jiu Er, Goose soon came to Caravan Master Tate’s side.
It was about 11 p.m.
Caravan Master Tate, who was also a bald and macho man like Delicious Wind Goose, had not slept yet.
He didn’t ask why Delicious Wind Goose came over suddenly; he just told Goose in a gentle manner that he could stay by his side directly.
Then, he immediately assigned a room to Delicious Wind Goose. There was also hot water, adequate lighting, a late-night snack, and a hearty breakfast the next morning.
Such an attitude made Delicious Wind Goose feel a chill in his heart.
The plan he conveyed on the forum was indeed correct.
Sure enough, the squad was already being watched.
Even if they hadn’t entered the capital, there must be eyes on them already at the Tasque County.
He wouldn’t have “coincidentally” recruited Goose because he couldn’t find anyone else.
Since he already had his eyes in Tasque County, how would they struggle to find a delivery person?
Old Goose had a hunch that he would be put as the scapegoat with some other conspiracy hiding in the dark.
But Delicious Wind Goose didn’t leave and didn’t run away.
He only had another series of questions.
Were they targeted from the very beginning? Or did they only get targeted after he had got into contact with Caravan Master Tate?
In the end, was the situation of him accepting Carvan Master Tate’s mission a coincidence or a conspiracy?
What were his special qualities that lure Tate?
What the hell was this [Demon’s Blood]?
Delicious Wind Goose showcased his expertise in controlling his facial expression, hiding his suspicion and vigilance well enough. He just thanked the maid who brought the supper and went offline without touching the food.
For the next morning, Delicious Wind Goose went online safely.
He quietly checked his room, and there was no obvious sign of being infiltrated. After breakfast, the caravan spent a lot of time packing up.
By 10 a.m., the winter cold had basically dissipated. Delicious Wind Goose, along with Tate’s caravan, officially set off to the capital.
The caravan had a large man count, and they were transporting alcohol. Hence, they traveled at a slow pace.
There were stops along their journey, and Goose predicted their arrival at the capital in three or four days.
Jiu Er’s group traveled much faster. After hiring a convoy, they hurried at full speed, and they would be able to enter the city in about a day and a half.
After getting in the carriage, Delicious Wind Goose browsed the forum first.
He then discovered that there were actually many people tagging him.
Yiyi: “@Delicious Wind Goose, check out my recording! The one from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this morning!”
Wandering Child: “@Delicious Wind Goose @Delicious Wind Goose @Delicious Wind Goose, is Old Goose okay?”
Jiu Er: “@Delicious Wind Goose, have you departed? Remember to watch Sister Hyphen’s recording first when you have time.”
“…What’s going on?” Delicious Wind Goose was a little surprised.
He opened Lin Yiyi’s personal homepage. At the top of the list was today’s live stream video, and her video was voted at the top for the safe for convenience.
The live stream video started at 8:30 a.m. and the keywords were Delicious Wind Goose, Conspiracy, Clairvoyance, and Cute Annan.
What the hell?!
Delicious Wind Goose was at a loss.
He quickly opened up the video and studied it carefully.
Soon after, his pupils shrank slightly.
“…I see.” He twitched his lips silently but made no sound.
It’s indeed a conspiracy…
It turns out that the effect of [Demon’s Blood] is like this…
A cursed town…
And, Prince Philip…
Delicious Wind Goose squinted his eyes slightly. His thoughts were racing, and the worries and fears in his heart had dissipated.
—What an important and timely piece of information.
Delicious Wind Goose took a deep breath and didn’t forget to return his gratitude to those who had tagged him on the forum.
Since I have seen the cards up your sleeves, I have no reason to be afraid of you.
After all, I know your trump card which enables me to plot against you at your weak points, understand your mind, and speculate on your tactics…
On the other hand, you know nothing about me.
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