Jackie could vaguely see something flashing on top of the slope.
“Another one came!” said someone.
Jackie turned his head and saw a group of people standing around. Fortunately, the place was wide enough. It was wider than the square in front of the gathering spot for roll call in the Dual Sovereign Pavilion. He estimated the place could fit at least ten thousand people.
His hands were trembling slightly. Everything happened so suddenly that Jackie could not process it. One second ago, he was in a life-or-death situation and was prepared to die, but the next second, he found himself in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar faces standing all around him.
Although the people there were dressed differently, Jackie could guess from his general understanding of West Cercie State that some of the people were from the Thousand Leaves Pavilion, Muddled Origin Clan, and Dual Sovereign Pavilion. There was a group of people who he could not put his finger on at first glance, but after careful study, he recognized them to be a Clan association under the Corpse Pavilion.
Jackie did a rough calculation in his mind and estimated that there were more than a hundred people present which was about the total number of people who had entered the Secret Place for Resources. In other words, the people who entered the Secret Place for Resources were gathered there.
A series of muffled noises sounded again causing Jackie to look in the direction it was coming from. There, he saw several people had fallen from mid-air into the open ground just like him. Their faces were dazed, not knowing how they got there.
“What is this place? Why are there so many people here! Brother Calum, why are you here?”
“Where else should I be? Can’t you see that all the people who had entered the Secret Place for Resources are gathered here?!”
The newcomers were brought up to date about their situation after a brief chat with someone they knew. Jackie breathed out deeply and instinctively went to find a remote place to avoid being in contact with anyone there. However, before he could do that, he heard the sound of sobbing.
“Third Brother, what happened to you? How did you get all those injuries?”
Thirteenth Brother, wake up! We’re safe now! Please wake up…”
Jackie turned in the direction of the noise and saw two seriously injured people lying unconscious on the ground. The one who was addressed as Thirteenth Brother was pale and lifeless; he was most likely dead since his chest was still.
So even corpses get moved here,’ thought Jackie. He frowned, and subconsciously looked for the masked man.
The masked man who was standing fifty, sixty yards away from Jackie was staring daggers at him with a pair of gloomy eyes. The corners of Jackie’s mouth twitched; he was secretly glad that the gray energy came in time. Otherwise, he might be the one lying dead on the ground. Fortunately for him, it would be difficult for the masked man to make any move toward him when there were so many people there.