Chapter 412 - Parting Ways
The ground suddenly shook violently.
The Dwarven Juggernaut, who was searching for loot, almost fell on the ground. The other people nearby also looked at each other with a look of surprise and uneasiness. The Desert Warrior quietly bagged a statue made of pure gold and then turned around to look at the others.
“What had happened?”
The Dwarven Juggernaut took the crystal which was well preserved on the wall, and put it in his hand for inspection. He then asked, “Did something happen below us?”
The four of them looked at each other.
“I don’t know,” the Ronin frowned slightly, “But there was something wrong with the leader’s expression just now and his anger. I think something great must have happened below! ”
The Desert Warrior looked around and said, “I’ve heard that there was a demon sealed up below us.”
“That violent shaking must mean something!”
The Oriental Dancer had a worried expression and suggested, “Should we go down and look for him?”
“No way!” the Desert Warrior rejected the idea decisively.
He took a look at the others and said in a deep voice, “He told us to stay here. We don’t know what’s going on here at all. If we go on rashly, then we might all die.”
Speaking of this, the Desert Warrior lowered his voice and said, “I think everyone’s loot today is good. More importantly, no one is injured. So, shall we call it a day, go up and share the spoils, and then wait for the leader to come out? He is a very powerful Rogue, anyways. There are few that could stop him if he wanted to leave; if he can’t leave, that means we’ll die if we go down.”
He wanted to go already.
There was something wrong with the situation of the underground ruin. The shake just now must have been caused by something big.
No one got injured after the previous few battles.
After Soran left, they found some boxes and darkrooms, and found many valuable spoils; even if it was split among all of them, there were still a few thousand gold Deralhs. Since the situation was not right, and they had found a substantial amount of loot, the Desert Warrior had the intention to go already. After all, he and Soran were just temporary teammates. They weren’t friends or anything. It was not surprising that they would run when they noticed something was wrong.
The Desert Warrior’s words made some supporters.
The Ronin stroked the sword blade and kept silent. He came to the desert area because he needed more money. After encountering some danger and getting some loot, he didn’t want to risk his life unnecessary. Bringing his loot back with his life was the wisest thing.
The Dwarven Juggernaut was a little hesitant.
He wanted to leave, but he was a bit upset. The Dwarf race was more trustworthy; in this case, leaving meant abandoning his comrades.
Among the people there, the Oriental Dancer had the most complicated expression.
She was wavering: wanting to leave but also wanted to stay. After all, Soran had just saved her life. Logic told her that it was the wisest decision to leave now, but she felt that it was too much. The difficulty of the underground ruin was a little great. She knew what was underneath. If Soran really encountered that monster, then it was very unlikely he would come out alive.
A legendary Rogue would find it very hard to kill the Balor!
After the first explosion from the underground, it seemed that the support structures of some places were broken, obviously forming a chain reaction. The sound of collapse came from many places, and a large amount of dust fell everywhere.
“We can’t stay for long.”
The Desert Warrior looked at the others and said in a deep voice, “If you want to stay, stay. I’m ready to leave. Depending on the situation, it may collapse at any time. Maybe we will be stuck here. ”
After saying that, he began to retreat.
The Ronin took a glance at the others and quickly went too. This was the desert area. If the entrance was blocked, then getting out would be troublesome.
The Dwarf hesitated for a while, then looked at the Oriental Dancer and asked, “Shall we go now?”
The Oriental Dancer’s expression gradually calmed down. She took a look at the Dwarf in front of her and said, “No! I’m going to go down and have a look! He saved my life, after all. If I leave, I’ll feel guilty about it in the future! ”
After hearing that, the Dwarf also felt guilty.
Then he took out several bottles of healing potions and a bottle of fire red potion. He gave it to the Oriental Dancer, and said in a deep voice, “I’m sorry! I’m going to get out of here. This is the healing potion bought from the temple, and a bottle of Strength potion from the Grey Valley Dwarfs, it can temporarily improve your combat effectiveness. ”
The Dwarf carried his ax and began to retreat. There was a lot of dust falling, and sounds of trembling could be heard.
The Oriental Dancer looked at him for a moment, then ran toward the dark tunnel.
“This is for my mission!”
The Oriental Dancer rushed into the dark passage and murmured to herself, “The Empress will not be happy if I go back like this!”
“I must go in and check! He wouldn’t have been killed so easily, right?…”
She moved very quickly.
In the distance, the vibration continued to spread; there probably was a structural problem below, thus leading to the collapse of many rooms.
The Oriental Dancer dodged a falling stone, then stopped; there was a big gap in front of her. It was obviously blown up by some terrible explosion. There were big and small pieces of gravel below. The path here had been broken. She could only jump to the bottom and then find a path to move forward.
However, a familiar figure appeared in front.
“You’re not dead!?”
The Oriental Dancer’s face glowed for a moment, let out a breath of relief, and said, “great!…”
Soran came up and spat. There was dust in the blood. He was basically covered in the first big explosion. If he didn’t react fast enough to resist the explosion, he might have been buried alive. Soran’s whole body was gray and covered with a thick layer of falling sand. He spat out the mud in his mouth, raised his hand, and wiped his face. Then he said, “Why are you here? What about the others?… ”
Soran looked and saw no one else behind her.
Without even asking her, he already figured out what was going on, “They have gone? Pah! Temporary teams can’t be relied on at the critical moments! ”
Just as the Oriental Dancer wanted to say something, suddenly, Soran threw a gem with a strange luster to her. She quickly reached out and took a look, and her face immediately showed surprise.
This was the item she needed for her mission.
Another sound of the collapse was heard.
Soran’s expression changed and said, “Let’s get out of here first! The underground had collapsed! So this whole place will come down at any time.”
The two quickly ran toward the exit.
Soran seemed to be hurt badly. All the dust on his body was stained with blood and mixed together to form blood clots. Even though they weren’t slow, it was dark when they arrived at the square in the beginning. All the torches were put out, and the tunnel which they used to come in was filled with sand.
The path was blocked.
This kind of temporary channel could not bear the violent shakes; the others seemed to have escaped ahead of time.
The Oriental Dancer looked at Soran and said, “The path is blocked.”
Soran turned to look at her, then gave her a shovel and said, “Well, what else can we do?”