Giant Beasts Forest is a perfect arena to test out one’s skill in Silvaria. Anyone with a little bit of power or cultivation came here at some point in their lives to train and practice. In fact, almost everyone participating in this expedition has experienced what it’s like to fight in Giant Beasts Forest.
This is also the place where Fei Fei first met Wu Yan. People generally stay clear of the deeper regions of Giant Beasts Forest unless they have the strength to fight off the stronger beasts inside those areas. Wu Yan also chose to stay away from the deeper areas of the Giant Beasts Forest.
Since everyone was familiar with Giant Beasts Forest, they noticed the forest had a different air to it upon entry. The scenes looked the same but somehow the forest felt different.
Tier 5 beasts and below are common in the outer areas of Giant Beasts Forest, it’s also the largest area of the Giant Beasts Forest. Those with greater strength tend to live deeper into the forest, closer to the center. The stronger the beasts are, the more likely one can find them near the center of the forest.
It’s based on this natural caste system that Lei Wang hypothesized the location of the beast king. He said the beast king is probably located somewhere in the center of the Giant Beasts Forest.
Tier 5 monsters were the apex predator in the outer areas of the Giant Beasts Forest. Yet, it’s not even 10 minutes and they have already encountered tier 7 demonic beasts.
Tier 7 monsters would have spelled doom for adventurers looking for treasures in the past. But, this expedition had tons of talented elites.
Even the weakest members of this expedition had Lvl 60 or above strength. They also had tier 8 leaders with them, killing these beasts would have been a cinch. But, since they didn’t come here to train or hunt. The leaders told their subordinates to proceed with stealth, fighting only when it’s necessary.
This was done because their main objective is to scout and fighting would only exhaust them and would probably also attract more monsters.
Maintaining stealth with around a hundred people is arguably very hard. The chances of being spotted increased with the number of people sneaking around. But, with legions of monsters patrolling the area, if they split up and got discovered, that squad would probably get decimated or at best, be routed.
Befitting their elite status, the scouting expedition managed to sneak their way past the monsters. After that, the number of demonic beasts decreased drastically so it became easier for them to sneak past the monsters.
Since silence is of utmost importance, nobody talked. They made a lot of effort to kill the sound of their footsteps. Flandre-chan is also very obedient as she didn’t make a peep along the way.
The sun got brighter and brighter, given the intensity of the sunlight hitting the floor of the forest, it’s clear that they have been traveling for quite some time now.
Fei Fei & co did their job properly, they were vigilant of their surroundings lest they miss important clues. They also relayed orders very efficiently. Fei Fei noticed a vacant clearing in the forest and she signaled to Sylph, Bing Ling, and Bishi to come and check it out.
They approached the vacant area and they started surveying the area. After due diligence, they exchanged looks and they nodded.
The leader signaled for their subordinates to come over. They formed a perimeter and they started chanting with closed eyes.
Slowly, a translucent barrier started materializing and it enshrouded the area.
After the cubic barrier was set up, the others released a sigh of relief. Their tense expressions loosened up, the leaders, Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi are also relieved. Only Sylph kept her emotionless expression on.
“Alright, everyone, rest up, we will resume after a bit.”
Fei Fei told her subordinates. Her voice was loud, it’s okay since their barrier had sound-proofing capabilities.
The other 3/4 of the company didn’t heed her, not that Fei Fei cared. She went towards her own camp.
Sylph signaled to her subordinates with an approving nod and another 1/4 of the company started resting. The remaining half of the company proceeded towards their camps to rest up with Bing Ling and Bishi’s approval.
Wu Yan pursed his lips, he’s not amused with them. This is why he hated dealing with nobles. They are supposed to be representing humans and they can’t even work together in a time like this. He would rather be tormented by a Tsundere than to conform to their formal and senseless procedures.
Wu Yan didn’t say anything, their survival are of no concern to him, he’s here to protect Fei Fei, after all.
Fei Fei finished organizing her force and she came over to Wu Yan & co’s site.
“Yan, Hinagiku, Mikoto, & the other girls should take this chance to rest as well…”
Shokuhou Misaki is heaving while blushing red, she almost couldn’t catch her breath.
“That was a different kind of hell, we had to move around for so long in such a careful manner, somebody kill me…”
Mikoto looked at Shokuhou Misaki with much schadenfreude. It infuriated Shokuhou Misaki very much but she can’t come up with a rebuttal since it’s the truth that she’s not good with anything that required stamina.
“Shokuhou, you should train your body more…”
Hinagiku said in a worried manner. The others laughed out loud while Shokuhou Misaki clenched her teeth with embarrassment.
“I don’t need to train my body! My brain is more than enough!”
Shokuhou Misaki’s forced façade only made the others laugh harder. Their chuckles attracted the attention of Sylph, Bing Ling, and Bishi.
Fei Fei looked at Flandre-chan with a stern expression, the person herself is busy snuggling up against Wu Yan.
“I didn’t get the chance to bring this up before but, Yan, why did you bring Flan inside this place? The Giant Beasts Forest is a very dangerous place, if anything goes awry, what are you going to do about Flan?”
“Flan doesn’t need protection!”
“Flan’s very strong, you know?!”
“Ya hear that?”
Wu Yan grinned.
“That’s how it is…”
Fei Fei rolled her eyes. She turned around while grumbling about how they didn’t take her words of concern seriously.
Fei Fei didn’t know then that Flandre-chan was speaking the truth.