Versatile Mage - Chapter 884
Chapter 884: The Dark Ritual
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“What the heck is going on?”
“Such noise, don’t tell me something serious happened? They even surrounded the place with such a huge formation?”
“I’ve already called and asked, but the Enforcement Union, military, government, and Magic Association are totally unaware of it. That Golden Battle Hunters, are they really so full of themselves? Even if they are conducting an operation for their quest, they don’t need to make such a huge fuss about it!” protested a man who seemed to be a governor.
Most people who came to the manor were not Magicians, but rich and had certain authority. They would not necessarily lose their heads just because they were facing a bunch of Magicians, providing they were not aware that the Hunters were actually here to catch the Black Vatican.
Not long after, the people of the Golden Battle Hunters came to the hedge maze with some women with their hands tied up. They were indeed young and attractive…with a few relatively older, but still glamorous women.
The captain Pan Jin stood still and scanned the faces of the women. His expression immediately turned incredibly unpleasant. It did not matter how attractive the women’s faces or how hot their bodies were, he had the urge to kill himself by jumping into the Huangpu River.
“Humph, it’s true that we’re doing the unspoken deeds among the rich businessmen here, it might be illegal, but I don’t think it’s anything serious that you have to tie us up with Intermediate Spells?” Carly grinned mockingly.
“They might not be, but you won’t run away from us. I will now send you to the Enforcement Union and let them handle you!” snapped Pan Jin furiously.
“Captain, what about these ladies?” said a Hunter softly.
The women stood in rows. With just a glimpse of their different attires, one could easily tell that they were just a bunch of ordinary young women, or even married women here to curry favor with the rich and powerful hoping that they could live a better life. Some were elegantly dressed, and attending only a single customer. They were basically someone’s mistress. If they sent these women to the police station, they would simply be released after a mere scolding. There was no criminal offense…
However, considering the scale of the operation and the barrier and spells used to capture them, many of the young women were kneeling on the ground and shivering in fear.
They knew they were doing something shameless, yet they never thought it would bring so many Magicians here to arrest them. In comparison to the rich and powerful businessmen, the self-conscious women looked extremely pale!
If the Hunters simply released the people they arrested straightaway, it would imply that they had caught the wrong people, which would end up as a hilarious joke.
“What the heck are you all doing? We are only here to spend our vacation!”
“Even if these people are going to be arrested, it’s none of your Magicians’ business. Who do you think you are? Where is your respect for the police? This is ridiculous! The Hunters nowadays have started to abuse their power and disrupt the peace of society. Golden Battle Hunters, right? I shall have a word with your superior!” a rather plump governor stepped forward and snapped, pointing at the captain Pan Jin.
It went without saying that Pan Jin would not dare to mention the Black Vatican under such circumstances, as it would only make the matters worse.
He gathered his courage and said, “We’ve received permission for the operation, to clean up unhealthy businesses like this, using the luxurious manor as a disguise for the shameless acts… take them away, all of them!”
Pan Jin felt like giving himself a great slap to his face as he was speaking.
The people of the Golden Battle Hunters had no choice but to make the best of things after committing the mistake. They could only arrest these people and hand them to the police, then contact the Enforcement Union to verify their identities.
However, just by looking at these women, anyone could easily tell that they were not members of the Black Vatican.
From within the attic of a tall building, a pair of cunning eyes watched the farce from a great height. The person’s purple lips subconsciously curled into a disdainful grin.
“The Golden Battle Hunters is one of the most reputable Hunter Group in the Hunter Union, yet you managed to play them like a fiddle, brilliant!” Zhao Pinlin said humbly to Fang Shaoli from the side.
“They were pretty smart too, sneaking their men in without us noticing by using Master Mintian’s name,” said Fang Shaoli.
“Won’t the manor be a lot safer after this is over?” said Zhao Pinlin.
Fang Shaoli was about to answer when the thing in her ear started buzzing.
Her cunning look changed instantly. She glanced at Zhao Pinlin beside her, signaling him to back away.
Zhao Pinlin heard a noise from the communication device hanging on her ear like an earring. He was curious why Fang Shaoli’s expression would change so greatly after hearing it. The person trying to contact Fang Shaoli was most likely the owner of the manor.
Fang Shaoli consciously moved away. Fang Shaoli took the call when she saw Zhao Pinlin leaving.
“Master!” Fang Shaoli subconsciously knelt on the ground and lowered her head when she heard the soft breathing from the other end.
“You’ve done well,” an indistinguishable voice came from the other end. It sounded like a cold, firm woman, but also like a man with a high voice.
“It’s nothing worth mentioning compared to master’s achievements. It seems like some experienced Hunters found their way here, meaning that the Enforcement Union will have their eyes on us very soon. I suggest we blend in with the ordinary folks after this is over and relocate ourselves,” said Fang Shaoli.
Someone had found traces of the Black Vatican at the manor. It was unwise to stay any longer.
“Relocate? That isn’t our style!”
“Master, what do you have in mind?”
“Many cowards have started showing up after I left, trying to wipe us out as if they were eager to serve justice. They thought they were saviors of the world just because they managed to arrest a probationary member of our organization. A bunch of ridiculous idiots, like rats that are only worthy to live in cracks. Let’s use this Golden Battle Hunters to teach them a lesson, to make them realize that even when I, Salan, am not around, their lives are still in my control!”
Even through the communication device, Fang Shaoli could feel the murderous intent.
The person was not around, yet the fear remained. Her master was truly the God of Death. Fang Shaoli could not help but feel excited and passionate.
They had been maintaining a low profile for quite some time, so long that the world had forgotten how cruel and unoffendable they were!
“I understand!” said Fang Shaoli.
“Remember to look out for your cover. I only need smart people who still manage to fully withdraw after stirring a great chaos. Hu Jin was very good at that. Unfortunately, he was very disappointing during the final feast!”
The communication shut off. Fang Shaoli slowly bowed her head in the direction she was kneeling. Her head almost touched the ground. After five minutes, she slowly rose to her feet with a sharp gaze!
“Zhao Pinlin,” summoned Fang Shaoli coldly.
“I’m here,” Zhao Pinlin came to her side.
“Consider yourself lucky, to have the chance to witness a grand ritual even though you have only joined us recently. Come, enjoy the night that’s going to be filled with cries of agony!” Fang Shaoli burst into laughter. It went from confident to wild, before her voice filled with malice!