Chapter 69 - 69 : Monster City
Thousands of kilometers away from the Banshee tribe was a beautiful city of thousands of beautiful houses, all made from the same material that the Banshee tribe used. The only difference was the color—a deep black. The city was filled with beautiful trees, as well.
The city was at least five times larger than the Banshee tribe and was protected by 10 kilometers of forested area on all sides. The existence of this city was a mystery from the other tribes. No one knew that within these dark forests lay such a magnificent city.
This was where the Monster tribe resided in. While the weaker monsters lived on the outskirts of the city, the truly strong ones resided at the center. Apart from the Monster tribe, no one else has stepped into this city.
When the tribe was at its weakest after the Great War and faced the massacre of Tian Shen, the remainder of the tribe escaped to the bowels of the forest.
Tian Shen didn't bother going after them and left this world, having completed his test. But other tribes sent squadrons of strong warriors in the hopes of utilizing the Monster tribe's misfortune and taking away their valuable resources and conquering their territory. Yet none of them returned alive. Instead of utilizing their full forces to infiltrate the Monster tribe, the other tribes grew wary of the unknown and backed away.
After thousands of years, this tribe had regained most of its strength.
It was the fourth day after Long Chen began cultivating to break through the Gold Core Realm.
A towering palace stood at the center of the Monster City. Inside the Great Hall, a meeting took place. Ten thrones were placed in a circle and on each sat the Monster Kings of the tribe.
"Old Tiger, why did you call a meeting in such a hurry? I had to leave the embrace of my concubine to attend! You better have a good reason," one of the monsters said as he looked fiercely at the Monster King sitting in front of him. This monster had the head of a bull and a humanoid body filled with sinuous muscles. Even as he sat, he was well over seven feet tall.
"I agree with Big Bull. I don't think there can be any matter that needs all ten of us present. Unless you want a life-or-death fight with one of the other Monster Kings, you can handle all other matters on your own," said a black skeleton.
"Do you think your time is more important than mine? I'm not sitting idle at home, waiting to hold a meeting for fun! Of course, this matter is of great urgency. In fact, I would say that we need to inform the Monster Emperors about it, as well. I can only do that if all ten of us consider this matter important!" Said the Bull king, referred to as old Tiger. He had the head of a black tiger and a humanoid body just like the bull king. His body was covered in black fur.
After they heard Tiger King's words, everyone appraised him with a serious expression.
"What happened?" Asked the Skeleton King with a heavy voice.
"You must remember the calamity we faced during the Great War, right? It brought our tribe to the brink of extinction! Almost all of the Monster Kings and Monster Emperors were slaughtered by the human who appeared out of nowhere," Tiger King said.
"If one of our Monster Emperors hadn't stayed behind in our territory while the rest of the tribe went to war, the rest of the monsters who escaped the slaughter would have been killed by the coalitions. Monster Emperor Adolt, is the reason why we were able to kill the infiltrators and warned the rest from future invasions," Bull King said, his voice filled with emotions.
"Right! It was a good thing that the Human disappeared and didn't kill the survivors of our tribe. Otherwise, we wouldn't be sitting here now," Tiger King replied.
"Why are you bringing that up now? Is there a conspiracy to infiltrate our tribe again?" Asked one of the Monster Kings.
"It can't be. They aren't stupid enough to attack us when we're back to our full strengths," another Monster King chimed in.
"Exactly! We shouldn't be concerned about an attempt to group together as we can easily wipe them out. Old Tiger wouldn't waste our time on such a matter. It's not even worth our concern," Bull King affirmed.
"What I am about to say is more important! I just received information that a human was spotted in this world. He was seen entering the Land of Banshee!" Old Tiger exclaimed.
Everyone leaped to their feet in shock when they heard the Tiger King's words.
"Is he the same as the one before?" Skeleton King asked in a heavy tone.
"No, I was informed by my general that the human this time, although had the same build, was shorter and looked younger compared to the portraits of the human we faced during the Great War! We have an image of him in this Imaging Crystal. I think he's probably a little kid amongst humans," Old Tiger said as he showed everyone the image of Long Chen.
"How did your general know about him, and what was he doing outside the Land of Banshee?" Asked a Monster King, who looked like a bear but had the horns of a goat.
"He was returning from a mission that I assigned to him. While he was passing by the Banshee tribe, he spotted the human entering the tribe with some members of the Elphia tribe! Soon after, he spotted members of the Elphia tribe exit, while the human stayed behind. The general waited for two days, and when the human didn't come out, sent his trusted subordinate to inform me while he kept watch. He sent this Imaging Crystal as proof," Old Tiger explained.
"Now, I need your opinion on what we should do," Old Tiger said loudly.
"This matter is of great importance. I agree that we need to inform the Monster Emperors," Bull King said.
Everyone agreed that was the best course of action. When they left the hall, they walked towards a certain direction.
They left the palace towards a shabby house at the end of the city. They stood at the door and before they could knock, a deep voice came from inside, "Since you're all here, come on inside. Something significant must have happened to make you finally visit this old man."