Chapter 115 Black Deacon
Lin Qi changed into a formal attire and wore a fencing foil before following Blackbeard to welcome the guests outside the door of the ancestral residence. After all, it was a visit from three Black Deacons with equal status to Blackbeard. They had to be received with a welcoming ceremony of the highest standard, so Lin Qi naturally couldn’t be absent.
Night Union, a huge alliance consisting of all the underground powers at the northern coastline of West Continent. Night Union didn’t have one union leader, the highest authority in the organization belonged to its official assembly that consisted of 13 Black Deacons including Blackbeard. Night Union was a loose alliance, without much binding for each member. Its function was mostly to mediate and solve internal conflicts.
For example, a certain conflict rose between two great powers and drove them to the brink of war, either the two powers or their neighboring powers could submit the problem under Night Union’s authority. Then, the 13 Black Deacons would each offer their own suggestion, mediating their conflict as fair as possible.
If they accepted Night Union’s mediation, then both parties would naturally have peace, but if they didn’t, they could fight and create a bloodbath all they like. In any case, all members of Night Union were fierce and vicious underground powers, if the two great powers fought and injured each other, there would naturally be other people who would be looking for an opportunity to swallow them whole.
Underground word followed the simple law of the jungle. The 13 Black Deacons were 13 vicious beasts standing on top of the food chain within the underground jungle. They formed the Night Union merely to protect the rule of the underground jungle as much as possible, not to let everyone flourish or even attract outsiders’ prying eyes.
Several hundred people in formation majestically approached the main gate of the ancestral residence. Wearing a black formal attire and a magnificent golden silk cloak, Blackbeard laughed heartily and wobbled outside the gate like a huge bear.
“Three brothers and sisters, it is still the first day of the new year, the first day you know, how come you are interested to come to my place?”
Three abnormally simple carriages stopped outside the gate. Nearly one hundred bodyguards in formal attires escorted the three vehicles. Each and every one of them was strong; their eyes swept around, indicating that they were rare experts. Especially several people among them who radiated pressure; they should be similar to Tie Chui, Tu Dao, and the others, all Heaven Knights.
It was unknown whether what happened after was premeditated, but when Blackbeard lead people out of the gate, the doors of the three carriages were simultaneously opened. Before any person appeared, the sound of laughter could already be heard. One was high-pitched and loud, one was smooth and weak, while the other was sweet and charming like sweet cream stuffed into one’s throat, making people couldn’t help but feel sick.
The high-pitched and loud laughter that was like that of a rooster belonged to a short man as plump as a ball. Lin Qi clearly saw that after the fatty ‘rolled’ out of his carriage, it abruptly rose by more than 3 centimeters. Tu Dao softly introduce next to Lin Qi, “Fat Bird Kirk, he has a hand in all smuggling business along the northern coastline. Because of him, the tax every country lost every year along the coast exceeds 20 million!”
The smooth and weak laughter belonged to a tall and thin man whose figure was like that of a worm. The top and bottom of his head were pointed as if they were cut by a blade while the middle was round, it looked like a date seed. He was nearly as tall as Blackbeard, but he may not even be as fat as Lin Qi’s thigh. Such a thin and tall stature was also hunchbacked, making him appear extremely odd.
Tu Dao said in a low voice, “Mantis Twain, at least 30 bandit groups are connected to him, several hundred kidnapping cases on the northern part of the continent every year should definitely have something to do with him. Oh, for example the kidnapping of Duchess Freya Xue of Kingdom Rayli with a ransom of 5 million. After the ransom finally dropped to 3 million, Freya Xue returned safely. This is Twain’s handiwork.”
Lin Qi smirked. Fat Bird Kirk who had a smuggling business was nothing much, but Mantis Twain dared to kidnap a Duchess of a Kingdom. He was bold enough and his means was also extraordinary. Especially after kidnapping her, he could actually still live well; one could well imagine his strength.
Finally, the person with the sweet and charming laughter, like her laughter, she was an extremely sweet and indescribably beautiful young lady. Her body was tall and mature like a juicy peach, making people itch to take a bite. Her skintight long black skirt perfectly outline every curve of her body. At first glance her face looked 13 to 14 years old, yet after looking carefully it also looked like a mature woman over 30. However, when one saw her third eye, one would overlook her age and completely sank into her fluid gaze, unable to break free.
Such a gorgeous lady, but Tu Dao’s introduction of her was that she was ‘Black Rose Madam Ross’, the biggest slave trader on the northern part of the continent. The stretch of her hands was extremely long, strong men of Dark Spirit Continent, various tribes of Five Dalian Island, goblins and elves of Goblin Continent, except for the mysterious East Continent that she didn’t dare touch, slaves of every continent could be found in her prison.
“There’s a reliable information, a sacred daughter of Dark Spirit Continent was kidnapped a year ago, this should be her doing.” Tu Dao softly said with a grim smile, “A sacred daughter of Dark Spirit Continent, I truly have no idea how the people she dispatched escaped Dark Spirit Continent.”
‘A sacred daughter of Dark Spirit Continent?’ Lin Qi instinctively recalled the several ancestral spirit warriors with combustible spirits and vitality, who rescued Ya and Ling.
“Hahaha, dear brothers, particularly dear Ross, you haven’t visited this place of mine in such a long time!”
Blackbeard spread out his hands and walked up to welcome his guests. He didn’t heed Fat Bird Kirk and Mantis Twain who were full of smiles, instead strongly embracing Black Rose Ross who was feigning anger. Blackbeard’s huge face rubbed against the beautiful face with skin as delicate as that of an egg.
Lin Qi rolled his eyes. He softly grumbled, “Father has many lovers right?”
Tu Dao smiled wryly and softly said, “The Lord indeed has many lovers, but young master has returned home now, so the Lord doesn’t have the guts to privately meet them.”
Lin Qi nodded and said, “It’s just as well, he’s afraid that I will tell Mother. Tsk, he’s afraid that Mother will crawl up and choke him to death.”
Tu Dao’s face was filled with black lines. He turned his head away in embarrassment, refusing to comment. ‘A child who could refer to his own father this way on the first day of the new year, there should only be Lin Qi under all heaven, right?’ Even Enzo moved several steps away to show that he didn’t know the outrageous person called Lin Qi.
Blackbeard hugged Madam Ross for no less than two minutes before letting her go. When he was hugging the other two people, Lin Qi’s gaze suddenly congealed.
From within Fat Bird Kirk’s carriage, Arthur who was badly battered slowly walked out.