A’ight guys, Banana got RL stuff to do on this weekend so couldn’t translate in time. Will try to release it in the weekdays then. Also, the next chapter has 7k words yo _(;3/
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 73 Drifter beastman
Everyone was quite busy storing food these days. There’s one time Lin Mu got really tired when he came home, he didn’t even wash himself and went to sleep right away. It made Patrik feel distressed, so in the following days, Patrik made it very clear that Lin Mu need to rest at home and was not allowed to go up the mountain. If he got bored, he can make small snacks at home, but can’t continue doing it if he is tired.
Lin Mu knew that Patrik was feeling distressed for him. He couldn’t bear to watch Patrik worry about him so Lin Mu didn’t go out every day. When he had nothing to do, he will make snacks, brew wine, and spend his time leisurely.
Today, Lin Mu took the red dates that he had recently collected from the storage room. The candied dates he made before were enough to eat so the dates in this batch will be dried and used for cooking and making soup. Lin Mu was spreading out the dates to be dried when saw Patrik walk in with a solemn expression.
Although Patrik was immersed in his thoughts, he immediately responded when he heard Lin Mu’s voice, “En, Mu Mu, are you drying dates?”
Lin Mu rolled his eyes in his heart, ain’t that obvious? But seeing Patrik clearly looking a little absent-minded, he asked with some worry, “What’s wrong? What happened?”
Patrik didn’t know whether to tell Lin Mu about this frustrating matter.
Seeing Patrik hesitate, Lin Mu became unhappy and complained, “What? What are you trying to hide from me?”
Seeing Lin Mu becoming displeased, Patrik quickly calmed down. He took Lin Mu’s hand and explained, “I just don’t want to upset you.”
“It’s already upsetting me that you don’t want to tell me. You knew something is going on but I didn’t know it. You are making me die from curiosity!”
Patrik smiled, “Alright, I’ll tell you now.”
The thing that Patrik is going to say is somewhat important – a group of drifter beastman is sighted in the mountain range where their tribe is located. It turned out that because everyone no longer lives together in the big house, they didn’t go out hunting in a big group like how they used to do. Patrik feels that if they hunt like this in a small group, the chances of them being spotted are smaller, and they will not accidentally expose their tribe. For safety reasons, after a hunt, they are used to fly more often in the surrounding areas before returning to the tribe. One reason is to check whether there are other beastman in their area, and another reason is to avoid people who saw them from following them back to the tribe.
Today, when Lal finished hunting as usual and was about to fly a few laps near the tribe, he saw a group of drifter beastman camping in the woods, about 20 people. And their tribe only has slightly more than 20 people as well. Lal worried that these drifter beastmen will find out about their tribe. In Lal’s mind, he felt that since their tribe is living well and so good right now, those drifter beastmen would surely snatch their home. Moreover, their tribe has a handful of females, so he can’t let anything bad happen to them. Lal knew that that group of drifter beastman had noticed him, so he pretended to fly far away. After quite some distance, Lal quietly returned to the tribe from another direction. As soon as he returned to the tribe, he immediately went to Patrik and told him about it. He didn’t want a good tribe like their tribe to be destroyed.
The moment Patrik knew about the group of drifter beastman, he also knew the seriousness of the incident. Their number is about the same as their tribe. However, their tribe has weak females to be protected. If that group of drifter beastman discovered their tribe, the consequences would be disastrous. Patrik quickly summoned the beastman in the tribe to discuss this matter. Most beastman agreed that these drifter beastmen must be driven out of their area, and they must not be allowed to discover their tribe.
Lal said anxiously, “Tribe leader, let’s summon all the beastman, and get rid of them. Although they are about the same number as us, we definitely can beat them.”
Beastmen are instinctively combative, so when Lal said his suggestion, many beastman agreed. They absolutely believe in their own strength, and they will definitely be able to defeat those drifter beastmen.
Patrik doesn’t think there is anything good about Lal’s suggestion. Dispatch all the beastman? They still have females in their tribe. If another beastman enters their tribe while they are away, the consequences will be disastrous. But if they left some beastman behind to stay guard, they will not have enough people at the frontline. Patrik is not arrogant enough to think that these beastmen can be taken down with their lesser number.
Patrik gathered the emotionally charged people and explained, “We can’t send all the beastman to a duel with them. When we go out, the safety of the tribe cannot be guaranteed. Have you forgotten? According to the rules, if 2 groups of drifter beastman fancy a hunting area at the same time, they will fight for hunting rights using 2 wins in 3 rounds.”
Drifter beastman generally do not attack each other, except when fighting for hunting areas. Generally, this happens mostly in autumn, because only this time everyone needs a lot of food. The area with sufficient prey is naturally the object of their competition. As for whether the area they are fighting for belongs to any normal beastman tribe, they don’t care about it. As long as the drifter beastman is not hunting in the area nearby a beastman’s tribe, the normal beastman generally doesn’t care. But as soon as they enter their safe zone around the beastman tribe, the beastman will immediately attack the drifter beastman. The behavior of the drifter beastman may be a bit against the morals of the people of the beastman tribe, but they have their own rules, such as this method of competition for hunting areas. In order not to incite killing among each other, they choose a more peaceful way of handling things.
When everyone heard Patrik’s words, they suddenly recalled this rule. Maybe everyone no longer thought of themselves as drifter beastman after having a tribe of their own, they have subconsciously forgotten about this kind of rule. Now that they think about it, everyone thinks this is a good way. They’ll just have to find 3 people to fight the other drifter beastmen, as long as they win, the other party has to leave obediently. The drifter beastmen still maintain this kind of trust among them.
After Lin Mu listened to Patrik’s story and they have already come out with a solution, he doesn’t worry anymore. Of course, he is very confident in Patrik for that duel, and he believes that Patrik will win. Thinking about the scene where 2 beastmen fight is very exciting. So Lin Mu couldn’t help but ask with bright eyes, “Patrik, can I follow along to see the duel?”
Because the confrontation between drifter beastman is very trustworthy, there is no danger if Lin Mu wants to follow. There will be no plundering between drifter beastman, and of course, drifter beastman with tribes will be excluded from these rules. Because in the drifter beastman’s heart, anyone who built a tribe is no longer considered a drifter beastman. Hence, they can grab it for themselves. This is actually a mixture of envy, jealousy, and hatred; a twisted mentality that they can bear to look at others who lived better than themselves. As long as Patrik doesn’t let them find out about his tribe, there will be no large-scale conflicts. Also, having Lin Mu and the others around makes Patrik feel more secure, as he doesn’t have to worry about other situations that might occur during the duel. One will only feel at ease where the object of their concern is within their sight.
Lin Mu was surprised that Patrik agreed so swiftly, but since Patrik agreed, he was very happy. Then he said emotionally, “Come on, help me sun the dates!”
Patrik smiled and helped.
“When is the duel going to start? Have you selected the fighters yet?”
Patrik put away the animal skin bag with red dates, and said, “I have asked Jason to negotiate with them. If things went well, there will be a duel tomorrow. As for the selection of fighters, I want to convene with everyone to decide in the evening. ”
Lin Mu nodded, “En, this is more democratic.”
With a solution in mind, both Patrik and Lin Mu are not affected by this incident, so they continue with their usual daily activities. After a comfortable nap, Lin Mu got up and started looking for Huang Yuan and the others.
Huang Yuan and the others are not as broad-minded as Lin Mu. They didn’t sleep during a nap. In fact, it was not because they were worried, but because they were too excited. This sudden wave in their peaceful life is quite exciting, and it is a duel between the beastman that they are allowed to follow.
When Lin Mu found the females at Huang Yuan’s house, they were all organizing herbs.
“That’s weird, why are you guys so interested in herbal medicine today?” Lin Mu’s words were to Lais and Sasha.
“Tomorrow they will fight another group of drifter beastman. They will definitely be injured. That’s why we should prepare the herbs to deal with emergencies. As for the other females, it is naturally for the sake of their beastman.” Huang Yuan put down the herbs in his hand. Most of these are medicines used to stop bleeding.
Lin Mu also helped out. Helping Huang Yuan is considered to be helping those beastmen as well. Although he has always felt that Patrik is very strong, it does not mean that he will not get hurt, so more herbs should be prepared. The females stayed together for the entire afternoon. After they sorted and organized the herbs, they gathered together to knit and chat. They talked about what preparations they would make for the winter in the coming days and left during dinner time.
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