Chapter 141 Medicine
On their way, Fang Xingjian gradually learned about the identities of these four Knights.
They all came from Lathander Royal Academy and were level 19 Knights who had transitioned for five years.
The lady with green hair was about twenty-eight to twenty-nine years old and was the leader of this team. Her name was Reiya and she excelled in archery. She always carried a warm and gentle smile, but the other three would never go against her orders.
The man who was wearing a metallic armor was called Tai Long. He was good in using a pair of axes and had a strength attribute of over 80 points. When he charged forth while wearing his set of armor, he would be akin to a human tank.
That wretched-looking, thinnest fellow was called Grand. He specialized in stealth and assassination. His speed was about 85 points which was about the same as Fang Xingjian's speed now that he was injured.
The last person, the person in black suit who had seen Fang Xingjian as a burden right from the beginning, was called Wei Longzi. While Fang Xingjian had yet to see his true appearance under his black clothes, he could tell from the name that this guy should be a Westerner with black hair and eyes.
Wei Longzi's close combat battle skills should be the strongest amongst the four Knights. This was why he would be on the lookout around the team most of the time.
They did not ask for Fang Xingjian's name. It might have been because to them, Fang Xingjian just seemed like a novice to them.
Of course, since they did not ask, there was no way that Fang Xingjian would take the initiative to tell them.
As they were getting near to Kremlin Coast and could meet enemies anytime and anywhere, the five-man team got increasingly cautious and the speed at which they progressed got increasingly slow.
However, although they came across many signs of battles, they did not come across any enemies. Even so, to be on such vigilance and to be progressing while being extremely focused, it was still extremely exhausting to one's spirit and physical strength.
Seeing how Fang Xingjian could still keep up with his pace despite covered in injuries, the wretched-looking Grand laughed and said, "Lad, you're not bad. To think that you're still able to keep up with us. But don't force it, just let us know if you can't keep up. We can take a rest as well."
Fang Xingjian did not say anything. He merely focused on exercising his muscles, vital energy and blood, circulating the forces in his body to activate his Internal Healing and Internal Training specialties. This was to match with his physique which was boosted by Elementary Berserkness and, in turn, accelerate his recovery speed.
The other three casted a glance toward Fang Xingjian, feeling that Fang Xingjian was indeed quite good. As a newly transitioned Knight, to be able to keep up with their speed despite suffering from injuries... He was considered to be quite outstanding.
Despite this, they did not treat Fang Xingjian as part of the attacking force. After all, time was not something which anyone could easily surpass. Other than a small number of monstrous talents, most newly transitioned Knights would hardly be comparable to the senior Knights.
To them, a novice Knight like Fang Xingjian, who had suffered from so many wounds just to arrive here, would at best be able to be a match for a Great Warrior.
Of course, they would not say it out directly but just decided in their hearts that if they were to be engaged in battle, they would put in more effort to take care of him if the situation was not dangerous.
After progressing carefully for about two hours, the green-haired lady, Reiya, suddenly stopped in her tracks and waved her hand. Everyone immediately came to a stop as well.
She squatted down, took a look at the blood traces left on the ground and said, "It's fresh. You guys stay here, I'll head up to take a look."
She immediately jumped and, like an agile monkey, climbed up to the top of a tree nearby. The color of her eyes changed slowly as she started scanning the situation in the thousands of meters around them.
In the next moment, three fleeing figures appeared within her vision. She landed quickly, saying, "There are people escaping in our direction. They are Knights. Let's go meet up with them quickly."
Saying this, she took the lead while Fang Xingjian and the others quickly followed behind.
Reiya then continued, "Wei Longzi, you go to the front and be our cover. Tai Long, you stay at the back. Grand, you follow me. Novice lad, you stay in the middle and provide support."
She spoke very quickly, but just as she finished, Wei Longzi had already headed to the front to be the vanguard while Grand stayed besides her to protect her, and Tai Long, dressed in his full suit of armor, had already gone to the back.
Fang Xingjian was made to stay in the middle to provide support, obviously in consideration of his lack of ability, and to allow him to stay in the safest spot. Although they did not say it out clearly, their consideration to him had said it all.
Fang Xingjian was not angry about it at all. What was there to be angry about when others are treating you well and taking care of you? He merely continued to focus on his recuperation. To him, every additional second he could use to recover his abilities earlier was good.
The five of them progressed in this formation at high speed and one minute later, they met up with the three people who were escaping.
All three Knights were guys and when the person leading the team saw Fang Xingjian, his eyes lit up. "Xingjian, you've come?!"
With a slight swoosh, an arrow pierced through where the three of them were standing. Reiya asked coldly, "Wait. Explain your identities first."
The Knight, who had called out Xingjian's name earlier, shouted out, "I'm Kirst Academy's Jack."
As for the other two Knights, one of them had a full beard while the other person's head was so bald that he did not even have a strand of eyebrow. Both of them came from Green Jade Royal Academy. The one with the beard was Dupra while the bald guy was Wales.
Reiya turned to Fang Xingjian and asked, "You know that Jack?"
Fang Xingjian nodded, saying, "I do. He's from the same class as me."
Hearing that, Reiya also nodded. For now, she accepted the trio's identities and continued to ask, "Why are the three of you together? What about the rest? Why are you escaping? Is there anyone chasing after you?"
Jack said hurriedly, "We were originally from a seventeen-man team, formed with people from both of our academies, but we were attacked by those Black Devils. The one in the lead was their Destined Warrior Mumukeya. He's still chasing after us now. Our instructor had stayed back to help fend them off. We don't know how the situation is now."
While Mumukeya was only a level 20 Destined Warrior, he had, after all, succeeded in the second transition. The threat he posed was not one an ordinary Knight could compare with.
Hearing Jack's words, the other Knights were all astonished. The gap between one at the second transition and one who was at the first transition was like the difference between one who had completed the first transition and one who had not transitioned at all. The difference was beyond compare.
Fang Xingjian's eyes narrowed as well. However, recalling that he was still injured, he closed his eyes once again and concentrated on his recovery.
Reiya gave it some thought and said, "Mumukeya is a warrior with great speed. We have to hurry. We should take this path next..."
Just as they were discussing the route they should be taking in order to lose Mumukeya and get closer to the Empire's main troops, Jack walked up to Fang Xingjian, looked at him and asked, "Xingjian, you're injured?"
Fang Xingjian nodded with his eyes closed.
Jack was silent for a moment before an unprecedented struggle appeared in his gaze. He took in a deep breath and slowly took out a packet of medicine from his bag. He then smiled and said, "Xingjian, this is the medicinal ointment provided by the Netherworld Valley. It's as famous as their poison. Use it, it'll speed up your recovery."
Fang Xingjian opened his eyes, took a look at the medicinal ointment and said, "Alright."
Jack then helped Fang Xingjian to apply the medicinal ointment on his wounds. Once it was applied, Fang Xingjian could feel a cooling sensation flowing through and it was as if his wounds were being massaged by countless tiny hands. He could feel that his wounds were recuperating at a faster rate.
Jack clenched his fist with strong guilt reflected in his eyes as he looked at Fang Xingjian who had once again closed his eyes, focusing on his cultivation and recovery.