Lord of Flames - Chapter 43
Chapter 43. The Hostility of the Centaur Race!
The movement in the Miracle Wasteland was still noticed by the Orcish tribes surrounding it.
The one to notice their changes earliest was the Centaur Tribe, seeing as they were near the Fox Tribe.
Back when the Black Fox Clan stood strong, every few months, they would send a convoy to transport some special products, medicinal ingredients, and minerals from the forest to the border of the territory of the Centaur Clan, exchanging it for some food with the Centaur Tribe.
The Centaur Tribe’s territory had forests and plains.
Their location had an alluvial plain. Even though it wasn’t very large, it still had plentiful minerals.
However, when the Centaur Tribe waited for the Black Fox Clan for their barter, they never came.
Since the Centaur Tribe felt that it was strange, they sent a few of their people to inquire about the situation.
After having done so, they quickly encountered some Black Foxes in the forest and learned about the situation.
Once these people reported the situation back to the Centaur Clan, the Tribe Leader sent out a professional scout to the forest.
When they entered into the Miracle Wasteland their spies saw the new changes done to it.
There stood the Miracle City in the middle of construction.
“The Fox Race had united! They even managed to obtain such fertile land, as well as those Divine Beans!”
The Centaur Tribe’s Clan Chief held a potato in his hand as he looked around.
This potato was something that one of the spies had taken out of the forest when they left.
“You’re not lying about this, are you? Planting one of these things can produce more than ten?”
The Centaur Clan Chief asked one of the scouts he sent to investigate
The centaur scout responded, “That’s right, Clan Chief! We’ve been hiding in the forest for several days. We saw the Fox people harvest these. According to our estimations, an acre of land can produce at least Ten Thousand Jin of Divine Beans!”
“Ten thousand Jin?!”*
[TLN: 1 Jin is roughly half a Kilogram]
The Centaur Tribe Chief inhaled sharply.
The Centaur Tribe’s High Priest and Elders who were beside the Clan Chief couldn’t help but sigh with admiration.
Ten thousand Jin per Mu!
This number caused their hearts to tremble!
“I managed to procure this Divine Bean from one of the Foxes who are extremely close to the city. In order to snatch this, I was almost unable to return alive,” the scout added.
“Patriarch, although the Fox people’s strength isn’t that great, now that their barren wasteland has turned into a land that is even bigger and more fertile than our plains, the threat they pose to us has increased a lot. As their neighbors, it will become difficult for us once they become stronger. We have to make plans as soon as possible,” at this moment, the High Priest of the Centaur Tribe piped up.
Being the neighbor of a powerful tribe wasn’t fun at all.
The Fox Race was a good example of this!
It was exactly because the Centaur Race was relatively powerful that the Fox Race was suppressed to such an extent.
The lower half of their body was the body of a horse and the upper half of their body was the upper half of a human’s body. All of them were tall and big. Not only did they have the ability to run, but they could also hold weapons with both hands. This was the true fusion of horse and man.
On the battlefield, they were even more terrifying than regular human cavalry.
Of course, the prerequisite for this statement was that the human cavalry wouldn’t wear armor!
If it was against heavy cavalry who stood on the battlefield, they might not be able to defeat them.
Even though the Centaur Race was stronger than the Fox Race, their type of strength was based more on their innate constitution.
With that said, the Centaur Race also lacked iron weapons. What would happen if they fought humans who had soldiers and Knights clad in thick armor?
The only type of protection that the Centaur Race used was made from an animal’s leather or sometimes something woven from plants. Their ‘armor’ was too weak!
However, against the Orcish tribes, there was nothing they couldn’t do on the battlefield.
They would become an unstoppable force when they charged forward!
Moreover, there were also archers among them, as well as some people who knew magic.
Their archers weren’t afraid of close combat like some human archers were.
Each of these archers had a spear on their backs that could transform them into a powerful warrior at any moment!
The Fox Race’s innate physical disadvantage lied here. Their population also wasn’t as large as the Centaur Race’s, with these facts, they naturally couldn’t defeat them.
In the eyes of many people, the Fox Race was like a little sheep.
The moment the High Priest of the Centaur Tribe spoke, the Elders also released a statement.
They intended to wage war against the Fox Race and seize their land!
These people were worried that the Fox Race would grow more powerful if they gave them more time.
In addition, they also coveted the Miracle Wasteland and the Divine Beans.
Their people were still tribal and they had many small tribes combined into a large tribe. If they could occupy the Miracle Wasteland, the leaders of these small tribes would be able to obtain a portion of the land!
One had to know that there was quite a lot of land in the Miracle Wasteland. Even after the Fox Clan was unified and had eighty-nine thousand people were still developing it, only a small portion of the land had been used!
Once the Centaur Tribe’s Clan Chief saw that everyone was settling down after their declaration of war, he was about to speak when a voice of disapproval suddenly appeared.
“Even if the Fox Clan obtained their land, they still wouldn’t be able to contend against us. Can’t we just trade with them? Why must we fight?”
The Centaur Tribe’s Clan Chief looked at the person who voiced his opposition, he replied with a cold tone, “Mountain Tribe Leader, do you have any objections?”
“So it’s the Mountain Tribe? No wonder! They were good friends with the Fox Race.”
“Mountain Leader, all of us have already agreed to this. It’s useless for your tribe to oppose it. You can’t participate in the battle. When the time comes, don’t steal our land.”
The moment the Centaur Tribe’s Clan Chief spoke, the other small tribe leaders agreed with him.
When the Mountain Tribe Leader saw this, she lightly snorted and left with her subordinates.
She didn’t intend to participate in the first place.
As soon as she left, all the other leaders or elders didn’t have any more objections. They all rubbed their fists and palms, almost as if they were preparing to do a big job!
“The Fox Clan has at most ten thousand warriors. They’re all little Foxes that don’t have much combat strength. With just a single charge, we can scatter all of them.”
“That’s right! But we still can’t be careless. Everyone try your best to obtain more troops.”
“Someone stole of our Divine Beans?”
Within the Divine Hall, Qing Ling received a report from her subordinate.
Her brows furrowed slightly.
She quickly went to Ming Ying and her mother and told them about the report.
“Holy Maiden, it is very likely that the Centaur Race is going to attack us.” Qing Ling’s mother immediately thought of this.
Qing Ling had already long since thought of this. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have valued it so much.
“Yes, I think so too,” the Fox girl said.
At her side, Ming Ying listened quietly as she didn’t know much about the relationship between the Orcish tribes.
Qing Ling’s mother asked, “Holy Maiden, what are you planning to do?”
Although she was young, she was still the Holy Maiden after all.
She had the strength to change things due to her belief in Lin Yan.
Because of her faith, she thought of herself as a servant of her God. She vowed to work hard for Lin Yan’s trust with all her heart, only then would she be able to display her rare intelligence and wisdom!
Qing Ling exclaimed aloud, “We will take the initiative to attack!”
“Take the initiative to attack?” Qing Ling’s mother had never thought of this at all.
The Fox girl’s train of thought had already been brought up. She continued, “Yes! We’ll take the initiative and attack them. We can’t let them enter the Miracle Wasteland. Their advantages on the plains are too great. If they want to attack us, there are still several places that they must pass through in the forest. We will ambush them there and catch them off guard!”
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