The news report was that there was a change of personnel at the upper ranks of Country A.
The former member retired, and a new member of the House of Representatives took over.
The report barely touched on the issue and did not elaborate much.
Two months after his takeover, the civil war broke out.
Ah Jin focused on this person.
He did not have much information available on the Internet.
Now that the war broke out, the traces were even more untraceable.
Ah Jin hacked into Country A's system and pulled up the personnel files.
Arda, a native of Country A, graduated from 233 University, from a small border town.
He had been doing a low-level job before and was promoted because of his good performance.
Only two months after the promotion, a civil war broke out.
His position was a failure, and it was unfortunate for this person.
Ah Jin looked at the information of this border town.
After searching this small city, its city's edge was Country B.
Country B was a big country that produced contraband.
Whether or not there was a relationship between the two was hard to say.
Ah Jin said to Sanlang, "Come on, let's go grab someone to ask."
Sanlang was a bit confused.
"Grab someone? Grab who?"
Ah Jin smiled wickedly.
"Whoever is useful. You go and borrow a car from the staff of the embassy. Just say that we want to go out to collect information and do not have a car. We will return it at night."
Sanlang blankly went.
For a brain-damaged fan, the Great God worked beyond his understanding.
In a short while, Sanlang came back.
"Brother Zhou, the embassy personnel, said they couldn't let us borrow a car, but he could provide the phone number of the Rent-A-Car. They are both safe and reliable people."
Ah Jin called and rented another car.
Thankfully she came out with a lot of cash.
The person said they would be waiting for them in front of the embassy in an hour.
The driver could also stay as long as the money was paid.
The driver could be hired.
After all, they did not know the way.
The city was pretty much destroyed.
It was good that the phone worked fine, forget about the Internet and GPS.
An hour later, the car arrived.
The driver's name was Mani, a 30 or 40-year-old uncle.
His face was covered with years of experience.
He looked like a man who had been through the storm.
Ah Jin hired Mani, and he was warm and thoughtful.
He knew what to say along the way.
Ah Jin asked him about the contraband on the road, and Mani's face was filled with anger when he said, "Sir, this thing is too harmful. So many people in my country are ruined because of this matter. A lot of people in my country have lost their families because of this. There was chaos for a while because of this, and then the government banned it so strictly that even the customs were closed."
"Oh? That serious, then you know where this stuff comes in from in general?"
Mani looked even more indignant.
"Where else but Country B. That group of dogs, they will go to hell one day sooner or later."
After saying that, he sighed.
"Sir, I'm not going to hide it from you. There are rumors everywhere that this causes the war. Because the government closed the customs with Country B, due to this, Country B was extremely upset and decided to start the war so they could open the customs gate."
They were all folk rumors, but rumors originated from daily life and may not be without merit.
The truth sometimes could be just plain scary.
The two men, Ah Jin and Mani, talked in front of Sanlang, and he couldn't understand the conversation.
In his heart was nothing but infinite admiration for Ah Jin.
Could he talk after just three days of reading the Complete Translation Guide?
Sanlang felt it was likely they were not living in the same world.
Ah Jin talked about Mani's family as well.
He had already sent his family out of the country a long time ago.
The reason he remained in the country now was that he did not want to leave the city.
If not for this trip today, he would have been ready to leave in a few days.
He was ready to give up on the increasingly chaotic country.
The two chatted and became more cheerful.
Mani told him that if the situation was not bad now, he would have been friends with Ah Jin for sure and would have invited them both to dinner at home.
Ah Jin sighed and shook her head, "Brother Mani, actually, I have something I want to trouble you with."
Mani graciously said, "Sir, you can say whatever you want. It's my honor to help you."
Ah Jin continued, "The two of us are unfamiliar with the country, and there is so much chaos here. We are terrified. Do you know of any place where we can buy something to protect ourselves?"
Mani was silent for a moment, then nodded.
"Yes, Sir, there are good places to buy in these chaotic times. I have a trustworthy friend. I can introduce you to him."
Ah Jin said, "In that case, I'll trouble you."
After hearing this, Mani turned the car around and went in another direction.
Traveling for half an hour, Mani led them both to a residential area.
"Hey, old buddy, how's it going?"
Mani went up to greet him.
"Look who's here. Long time no see, Mani."
Mani sidestepped and introduced Ah Jin to him.
"This is my employer, Mr. Zhou."
"Hello, Mr. Zhou. Nice to meet you."
"Sir, this is my friend Daniel."
"Hello, Daniel. Nice to meet you too."
Daniel was obviously shocked by the local language Ah Jin was speaking to him in.
"Wow, Mr. Zhou, you speak the Country's A language so well."
"Many thanks for the compliment."
Ah Jin gave Mani another look, to the point where Mani added, "Daniel, Mr. Zhou is here today to buy some weapons for self-defense. Do you have any good recommendations?"
Daniel was happier.
"I just got in a good batch of weapons from Country B. This way, please, Mr. Zhou."
Ah Jin followed him into the room.
The room was filled with all sorts of hanging equipment.
There were many Ah Jin did not recognize.
She only picked a few that Daniel recommended and grabbed a few more that she could use.
Before leaving, she also chose a pistol for Sanlang for self-defense and bought a bulletproof vest for him to wear.
Ah Jin also left her phone number to Daniel for contact in the future.
After that, she asked Mani to take them both to a safe hotel to stay.
It was still a bad hotel, but they weren't picky.
In this case, it was good to have a place to stay.
During the evening, Mani knocked on the door and offered them an invitation to go for a drink.
There were still taverns and nightclubs open even in the chaos of the night.
Ah Jin gladly accepted the invitation.
The taverns were a great place to go, the best place to gather information.
Mani led them to a small alley in the middle of nowhere.
Streetlights did not illuminate the road.
The whole city was like a giant beast that swallowed people, and there were faint sounds of gunshots in the distance.
The nasty stuff was even eviler under the umbrella of darkness.
There were many taverns and nightclubs once they entered the alley.
From the taverns and nightclubs also came the faint sounds of conversation and music.
This place and outside the alley distinctly formed two worlds.
They followed Mani into a tavern.
By looking at how he was highly familiar with it, he should be a regular customer here.
The three of them ordered three large beers and then sat at the bar and talked.
Mani said that even now, in this city, only here was safer.
At night the place was even more crowded with different people.
He said they could buy anything they wanted here, as long as they had money and weren't afraid to die.