Birth of the D.S. - Chapter 337: 337. Headquarters
Roy was speechless, Noah’s name still resounded in his mind as he continued to stare at the young man in front of him.
Noah’s actions weren’t enough for a cultivator in the heroic ranks to take notice of him but those in the human ranks that handled the various reports from the continent knew him far too well.
It couldn’t be helped, Noah had created a lot of ruckus with his escape from the Utra nation, having a criminal on the run was a stain on the reputation of the Elbas family, which was the face of the country.
After his escape, information about Noah’s features and abilities became widely spread but the Royals had tried to keep that knowledge inside their area of influence.
The three big nations of the continents were publicly enemies after all, it would have been impossible for the Royals to seek the cooperation of the Empire just to capture a criminal in the human ranks.
Yet, the events in the Odrea country had caused some leaks.
The Shandal Empire became interested in the inscription master that hid inside the formation and started its investigation.
Then, during Noah’s last monthly battle, when he revealed his abilities, a connection between the Hooded devil and Noah Balvan was made, causing the investigations to reach the informants inside the Utra nation.
In just a few months, Noah’s abilities became known to anyone willing to pay for them, only his facial features remained a knowledge exclusive to the Utra nation.
Roy, as a member of the underground world of the archipelago and as an elder handling the matters in the human ranks, had to be aware of such information.
That’s why Noah’s name surprised him, the reports clearly said that he was still in the Odrea nation, fighting in the monthly battles against the Empire.
“Are you that Noah Balvan? The criminal of the Utra nation?”
Noah was inspecting the tattoo created after the oath when Roy asked that question.
“Even if I was, you can’t divulge this information now, am I right?”
Noah said without raising his gaze from his arm.
“That is right.”
Roy answered helplessly.
“And you can’t inform the other interested parties, like the legal organizations and the Hive, that I’m not in the Odrea nation, right?”
“As a disciple of the Chasing demon sect, your identity is protected.”
Roy answered again Noah’s question.
Only then did Noah raise his gaze to nod toward the red-eyed man, he showed a shameless smile as he confirmed his suggestion.
“Yes, I am that Noah Balvan.”
Roy stared at Noah for a while before sighing and massaging his temples and he continued to sit.
Noah calmly waited for him to recover, he didn’t trick anyone this time, the other party simply lacked the necessary information to determine his real identity.
‘The cover of the Odrea country is revealing itself more beneficial than I thought.’
Those thoughts hit Noah’s mind as he stared at Roy.
He didn’t know if the Chasing demon sect would have approached him if they had suspected his identity but he was sure that the meeting would have had a different atmosphere in that case.
His gratitude toward the Odrea country increased again before he was forced to put those thoughts in the back of his mind since Roy finally interrupted his silence.
“HAHAHA! To think that we were forming a team to hunt you down after you came out of the defensive formation. Come, come! We need to go to the headquarters and stop the mission.”
Roy had exploded in a loud laugh before he said those words, he then stood up and gestured to Noah to follow him.
‘Well, that was unexpected.’
Noah was surprised by Roy’s reaction but he didn’t mind it too much, cultivators had peculiar personalities, he had learnt it a long time ago.
He stood up and followed Roy, they went toward one corner of the tavern where the latter placed a few hundred Credits on the floor.
A formation lit up as soon as the crystals touched the floor, symbols and runes seemed to appear out of nowhere as they created a complex diagram that encircled Noah and Roy.
“Did you manage to set up teleportation matrixes under the representatives of the continent’s nose?”
He didn’t sense the formation until it was activated but, when it did, he understood the purpose of its diagram.
“Hmph, we were on the archipelago long before the representatives arrived. We are the one that set the teleportation network, the continent has just taken control of the matrixes that we couldn’t hide.”
Roy snorted as he explained the situation to Noah.
The light radiated from the formation reached its peak and Noah felt an incredible pressure on his mental sphere.
He was forced to close his eyes during the process to defend against the force pressing on his mind.
The teleportation lasted only a few seconds, when Noah opened his eyes, a purple world appeared in front of him.
The color was similar to the halo on the shores of each island but that place was an underground location, the sky was covered by a metallic purple ceiling.
‘Where is this place?’
He was sure that he was still in the Coral archipelago, the purple halo was the proof that he was somewhere near the exoskeleton of the dead pack of magical beasts.
Yet, what he saw gave him no further hints, he could only understand that he was somewhere under the level of the sea.
“Let’s go, we need to reach the central area of the sect. This zone is reserved for the caves of the elders.”
Roy spoke to him and began to walk in a certain direction, Noah didn’t dare to remain behind and followed him as he continued to inspect the environment.
‘The density of “Breath” here is far higher than that in my rented room. I wonder where is this place, I have never seen anything similar in my map.’
Since his map and his gaze couldn’t make him understand his location, Noah simply decided to ask.
“Where is this place?”
Roy didn’t seem surprised by his question and gave a quick answer as he continued to walk.
“These are the insides of the exoskeleton of the Purple corals.”