187 Odd Change in Sources
As Jiang Fei rushed through the streets on the Earth Drake, he outran every little pursuant that attempted to give chase.
Dawnlight City had turned into a warzone. Shops of various sizes had all been closed. The servant type NPCs had all retreated back into their houses and barred their doors shut.
Guards and players alike were busy shaking off the monsters. The bodies of several monsters and lower-level guards constantly struck the ground. Of course, some unfortunate players occasionally went into the mix.
After more than ten minutes, Jiang Fei arrived at the north of the city. About a hundred of his Empyreal Dragons were at No.4's blacksmith store.
"Hey, Brother Fei!" Former members of Young Master Guards immediately greeted Jiang Fei respectfully. Some of them even nearly lost their lives to monsters as they turned to greet Jiang Fei.
These people had been able to work their way into the Manda Group for a living because of their relationship with Jiang Fei. From another perspective, Han Tianyu had simply spared these people because of his respect for Jiang Fei.
Either way, these fellows had good reason to treat Jiang Fei like their master. They were nothing like Big Brother Bear and his siblings. Jiang Fei would rather the lunatic siblings behave like these fellows. It was far less trouble.
"Ah Fei! You are back!" Rosette Rose was happy to see that Jiang Fei had returned. The city was in chaos, and Jiang Fei was the dam that could stem the flood.
"All you do is run around!" Sun Mengmeng hissed.
"Brother Fei, you have any idea how this started?" Zhao Feng asked. Jiang Fei was now his official go-to dictionary when it came to the game.
"More or less, yes. It probably got triggered when I was teleported away!" Jiang Fei briefly explained the incident related to the Brotherhood of Katya.
"Hmm, that sounds plausible!" Rosette Rose said with a nod.
"Young master, give us the word, and we'll see to it!" Big Brother Bear said.
"Yeah, young master Ah Fei, feed us, and we will work for you like slaves!" Second Brother Bear said in agreement as he nodded.
"Alright! Who owns this place?" Jiang Fei said after thinking for a moment. He pointed to the room where he had been forcefully teleported from.
"That belongs to the Arkosios Sanctuary!" Rosette Rose replied.
By now, Dawnlight City's concentrated spawn points had already been distributed among the four biggest guilds. The entire northern region of the city had been occupied by The Aristocrats. Jiang Fei stood somewhere in the middle of Han Tianyu's domain.
Otherwise, Jiang Fei's small guild would have had to compete with other pub players for the sparsely distributed monster areas.
"Tsk… this is difficult!" Jiang Fei said with a frown.
If the room had been claimed by The Aristocrats, Jiang Fei could bring his people over using his relationship with Han Tianyu. However, if the room belonged to the Arkosios Sanctuary, things would be much more difficult.
Now that Arkosios Sanctuary, Omnisword, and Magithieves were working together against The Aristocrats and had assumed that Jiang Fei was with them, he would never get through to them.
"Ah Fei, we should just force our way in!" Rosette Rose said.
"Hey, hey, wouldn't that be a declaration of war?" Jiang Fei was stunned.
Such a ruthless suggestion would not have been a surprise to Jiang Fei if Big Brother Bear had said it. However, the fact that it came from Rosette Rose stunned Jiang Fei momentarily. This lady was a smart, cunning opportunist. She was always two steps ahead of everyone else.
"Aw, shush. Declaration of war, my foot. Even if we keep this forced neutrality status up with them, how are they going to ever conduct business with us again, ever?" Rosette Rose asked.
"This…" Jiang Fei thought about it and agreed. By now, it was certain that the three big guilds were collectively against The Aristocrats. Jiang Fei's relationship with Han Tianyu in The Aristocrats was also out in the open.
The big guilds have already made their stance clear, the moment they stopped supplying recipes to Jiang Fei in exchange for equipment!
In the eyes of the three big guilds, Jiang Fei was branded with The Aristocrats all over his body. Even if Jiang Fei meant well, the three big guilds would always suspect that Jiang Fei and Han Tianyu were secretly plotting something against them!
Jiang Fei's mutually beneficial future with them had been shot to pieces. There's just no harm throwing all caution to the wind at this point. As long as Jiang Fei did not initiate an attack against them, and with the protection of The Aristocrats, the three big guilds would not dare to touch the people of Empyreal Dragon.
Although Jiang Fei's decision to force his way in would upset the people in Arkosios Sanctuary, it would not be an actual declaration of war. With a monster rampage going on, players were free to act with less restraint. After all, none of the players at their current level were ready to leave the Main city to become a Professional Bandit.
"Alright!" Jiang Fei said with a nod. He sent out a guild-wide announcement, "Everyone, follow me!"
"Yes! Young master!" The fellows from the Young Master Guards immediately responded. Naturally, the ladies did not sound as enthusiastic. Leveling up was already enough of a hassle to most of them. The rare few would always welcome the easy Experience, but they were the minority.
"Brother Fei, where are we going?" Little Rain asked as he shuffled along.
He had just only returned to the group, having been dragged away by the ladies to wager his life against terrifying waves of monsters. That was why he had not been able to greet Jiang Fei sooner.
"Just follow me. You will know once we arrive!" Jiang Fei said as he led the group and charged towards the room that had the symbol of Katya's Star of David over its door.
Although there were many little monsters along the way, the large group quickly swept them under the rug, be it Elite monsters or Advance Elite monsters. Even the occasional Vice-Leader monsters buckled beneath their stampede. With such a strong Tanker, the attackers from behind easily annihilated the incoming monsters. Therefore, nothing could get in their way.
The creeps were utterly insignificant. Most of them were not even equipped with any skills. Although they had slightly higher Attack Power and Health Points, the huge group of players quickly mowed them down. Despite that, they barely dropped anything valuable. At times, the lone Excellent grade equipment made its appearance.
Although Jiang Fei did not care much about Excellent grade equipment, most players would value such equipment. Therefore, loud cheers regularly rose from among the crowd.
A few minutes later, Jiang Fei had finally led him to their destination. At the same time, players from Arkosios Sanctuary had turned up to repel these invaders.