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Chapter 161: No one can survive under Xiao Li’s Flying Knife!
On the second day, Lin Beifan and the others continued their journey.
But surprisingly, they encountered three groups of horse bandits in less than half a day yesterday, which was very frequent.
However, today, after half a day had passed, they didn’t encounter a single one, it was surprisingly peaceful.
“This is strange, we didn’t encounter a single horse bandit!” Guo Shaoshuai exclaimed.
“Could it be that they’re scared of us?” the little princess boasted.
Yesterday, she took the lead and single-handedly injured more than a dozen horse bandits, which was extremely satisfying.
Today, she was eager to try again and wanted to beat up a few more.
“This is a large and organized bandit group, it’s impossible for them to be afraid! They most likely have planned something big to deal with us. Now is the eve of a storm!” Lin Beifan said.
The other experienced people nodded in agreement, “The young master is absolutely right!”
“I have a bad premonition, everyone needs to be careful, take out your weapons and be on guard at all times!” Mo Rushuang warned.
“Take out all the weapons!” Official Wang shouted loudly.
Everyone drew out their weapons, surrounding Lin Beifan, carefully watching their surroundings.
Just at this moment, the sound of galloping horses could be heard from all directions, deafening.
Looking around, they saw many people dressed as horse bandits, about three to four hundred of them, riding tall, powerful horses, rushing towards them, surrounding them layer by layer, and blocking all of Lin Beifan’s retreat routes in the blink of an eye.
Among this group of horse bandits, there was a person who was tall and brawny, like a little giant.
He seemed a bit clumsy, but his strength was the most powerful, reaching seventh-grade.
He appeared to be the leader of this group of horse bandits.
Next to him, a small horse bandit whispered, “Boss, it should be them! We searched through all the people with horses in Feng County, and they are the most suspicious!”
The boss nodded, riding his horse and slowly walked out, glaring with a ferocious gaze from a higher vantage point, and said, “I ask you, did you kill my men?”
Lin Beifan pointed to the surrounding horse bandits and smiled, “At this point, does it even matter if I answer that question?”
“It does, I don’t want to kill the wrong people! If I kill the wrong ones, then I can only continue to kill, otherwise, I won’t be able to explain it to my dead brothers!” the boss’s voice rumbled.
“You still talk about the chivalry of the martial world?” Lin Beifan laughed.
“It was us who killed them, what can you do about it?” the little princess proudly said, her small fist already itching to fight.
“You admit it, brothers, attack!”
Both sides no longer hesitated and directly started fighting.
The horse bandits were numerous and ferocious.
However, Lin Beifan’s side was not inferior either.
Although they were fewer in number, most of them were experts, with several seventh-grade experts among them, more than enough to deal with this group of horse bandits.
In less than a moment, all the horse bandits were killed.
Even the previously arrogant leader of the horse bandits was beaten to death by the little princess.
But after killing him, she still wasn’t satisfied and kicked him a few more times.
“Ugh! I hate you horse bandits the most. You have hands, you have feet, and you have skills, yet you choose to be thieves instead of being decent people! I, Yunying, will uphold justice!” she declared.
“Enough, quickly set a fire and continue on our way!” Lin Beifan waved his hand.
At this moment, Sir Wang, the official responsible for protecting Lin Beifan, looked worried and said, “Young master, we have attracted the attention of the horse bandit group, the situation is serious! For your safety and everyone’s safety, I suggest we leave Northern Hebei now!”
“Don’t worry, we will continue forward, nothing’s wrong!” Lin Beifan said calmly.
As a grandmaster, I haven’t even made a move yet, why rush?
Let them force out my true strength first!
“Yes, young master!” Sir Wang reluctantly nodded.
So, they continued their journey, but became even more cautious and careful.
Meanwhile, news of this quickly reached the Northern Hebei Prince’s Mansion.
The Northern Hebei Prince was furious, “Who are these hooligans who dare to kill my people and ruin my good plans?”
This large and formidable horse bandit group was secretly backed by the Northern Hebei Prince, it was a force he had quietly cultivated.
Due to being tricked by Lin Beifan out of a considerable amount of money, being left without funds and without any other immediate means of making money, he had no choice but to let this group of people pretend to be horse bandits and commit robbery in order to recover his losses.
The bandits committed crimes while he secretly sheltered them from above, and everything had been peaceful.
But who would have known that a group of people would emerge and kill his men and horses?
Damn it, they killed 500 people in just two days!
They’re too arrogant!
If he lets them continue, his influence will be wiped out.
“Your Highness, how should we handle this?” Advisor Zhuge asked.
“To prevent further trouble, send Mu Lao to deal with it!” the Northern Hebei Prince waved his hand.
“Yes, Your Highness!” Zhuge gentlemen bowed.
And so, an imposing figure quickly rushed towards Feng County.
He arrived in front of Lin Beifan and the others, without saying a word, immediately attacked.
“This is a master!”
“Protect the young master!”
“Protect the princess!”
The officials shouted loudly and drew their swords to attack.
However, how could they be opponents of the innate expert?
In less than a moment, many of them were injured!
At this moment, the masked innate expert finally spoke, his voice somewhat old: “You’ve ruined my lord’s plans, you all shall die!”
The terrifying and powerful true energy surged in their hearts!
A mighty momentum swept through all directions!
It was at this moment that everyone realized that the opponents hadn’t used their true strength earlier!
“Protect the young master and the princess!”
At this moment, Lin Beifan’s right hand moved slightly, and water vapor quickly condensed in his hand, forming droplets, which then solidified into ice, becoming a thin knife as delicate as a cicada’s wings, exuding a chilling coldness.
Then, the ice knife in his hand suddenly disappeared.
As if it had never appeared.
And at this moment, the innate expert who was preparing to kill all of them suddenly saw a faint light coming towards him.
His pupils contracted, and he murmured, “So fast!”
It fell straight down from the sky, facing up, motionless.
Everyone was stunned by this scene!
The formidable innate expert, who was preparing to kill them all, suddenly fell down?
Can someone tell me what’s going on?
After being shocked for a while, Sir Daren, with the most courage, slowly approached and checked the body, finally standing up with a relieved expression: “He’s dead!”
Everyone was even more astonished.
“He’s dead? How did he die?”
“Who killed him?”
“Who is capable of killing an innate expert?”
“I don’t know!” Sir Wang smiled bitterly and removed the mask from the innate expert, revealing a white-haired old man.
His eyes widened, full of shock, seemingly unable to accept his fate.
A tiny blood vessel appeared in his throat, and blood slowly seeped out.
“The fatal wound should be here!” Sir Wang said with a serious expression, “Despite the small size of this wound, it cut through his throat and blood vessels, instantly killing him!”
“Instantly killing him with one strike, who has the ability to do that?”
“Who can kill an innate expert with a single move?”
“To have such strength, I’m afraid it can only be a grandmaster!”
“And not just any grandmaster!”
“Which grandmaster made a move?”
“Perhaps he was killed by a passing grandmaster!” Sir Wang smiled bitterly. “As for which grandmaster, I have no idea! They have always been elusive, and their abilities are unknown to others!”
Everyone nodded, as this explanation seemed the most reasonable…
At that moment, Sir Wang’s expression suddenly changed, and he shouted towards the sky, “Thank you, esteemed grandmaster, for saving us! If it is possible, please leave your name, and I will report back in gratitude!”
Others also followed suit, shouting loudly, “Thank you, grandmaster, for saving us! Please leave your name, and we will show our gratitude!”
However, after a while, there was no response, as if the grandmaster had already left.
Sir Wang and the others shook their heads, acknowledging that extraordinary people act unexpectedly and their intentions cannot be fathomed.
Lin Beifan got off the carriage and asked, “What’s the situation? Did the innate expert die?”
“Yes, young master! Just when we exerted our full strength, we were saved by a mysterious grandmaster who happened to pass by. The innate expert was killed with a single move, very remarkable.” Sir Wang spoke admiringly.
Lin Beifan nodded.
The little princess couldn’t help but ask, “What about the grandmaster?”
“Princess, they might have already left! They probably just passed by and intervened when they saw injustice, then left after killing the person!” Sir Wang respectfully replied.
Such incidents were not uncommon in this world and were often spread as tales of heroism.
“Ah, what a pity!” the little princess sighed.
“It’s regrettable not to have met the grandmaster!” Lin Beifan lamented, then stepped closer to the corpse of the deceased grandmaster.
“Young master, be careful, he might not be completely dead and could suddenly attack!” Sir Wang warned.
“It’s alright!” Lin Beifan waved his hand calmly.
Xiao Li’s Flying Knife never disappoints!
No one can survive under Xiao Li’s Flying Knife!
Lin Beifan squatted down and carefully examined the face of the deceased innate old man.
In his heart, he thought, you are the first person in this world to die under Xiao Li’s Flying Knife, and it suits you!
At this moment, Mo Rushuang and Mo Ruhuang approached, and when they saw the face of the old man, they were shocked and pale, exclaiming, “It’s… Mu Lao!”
Lin Beifan smiled and asked, “Do you know him?”
Mo Rushuang closed her eyes in despair and said, “Yes!”
Guo Shaoshuai let out a heavy sigh, the light in his eyes disappeared, his body grew a bit hunched, as if he lost all his vitality in an instant, like an old man.
He turned his head to look at his fellow apprentice sister, and weakly asked, “Senior sister, have we been doing the right thing all this time?”
“Don’t ask me, I don’t know!” Mo Rushuang’s eyes were filled with confusion.
“What are you talking about? By the way, you all know this innate expert. Who is he?” the little princess curiously asked.
Although no one spoke, everyone perked up their ears to listen.
But Mo Rushuang and Guo Shaoshuai remained silent, devoid of life.
Lin Beifan waved his hand, “Don’t ask anymore, they have their own reasons! Let’s discuss this later!”
“Young master, the situation is getting critical now! If the other side sent an innate expert, there might be more strong individuals behind them! We have limited strength and cannot rely on another grandmaster’s protection. It’s best to leave as soon as possible!” Sir Wang advised once again.
Lin Beifan looked at the injured crowd and felt a bit guilty. He nodded, “Let’s go back!”
So they retraced their steps until they left the Northern Hebei region, finally heaving a sigh of relief.
It was another night in Langxing, and Lin Beifan sat alone, drinking.
Mo Rushuang approached him and said, “Mr. Lin…”