Chapter 16:

Fear Of The Miner Lineage: Shadow Lineage

Wolf Bloodline

We were so happy to see Hiroshi-san,Bookmark here

"Hiroshi-san, are you alright?Bookmark here

"I'm fine Kid, I'm fine, the pipes sent me straight here to these people. How about you and the girl?"Bookmark here

"We saw very dangerous monsters while coming here but thanks to Will-san we escaped."Bookmark here

"So even here there are monsters, huh?"Bookmark here

"Yeah, I've never seen a species like this before. They were very aggressive, and in the shadows, they were quite fast. But they couldn't get close to a light."Bookmark here

"Maybe people here will tell us what's going on."Bookmark here

Hiroshi walked towards Will,Bookmark here

"Hey Miner-san, what exactly is going on here? And also why are you all living here? Could you explain that to us?"Bookmark here

After Hiroshi's words, everyone in the village fell silent. Will made a hand sign to Hiroshi,Bookmark here

"As people here, we don't know much, but if you follow me, I can lead you to the wise of the village. He will tell you everything."Bookmark here

Following Will, we went to the place where the wise of the village lived. The wise of the village was older than the others, he was so old that his eyes almost never opened. Will stood in front of the wise,Bookmark here

"Wise, there are people who want to talk to you."Bookmark here

"People, I thought not many people come here...."Bookmark here

"They accidentally fell out of the pipes and wanted to know where they were and how to get out."Bookmark here

"I understand."Bookmark here

Wise started talking by showing us a place to sit.Bookmark here

"Please sit down, and I will be happy to answer your questions."Bookmark here

We sat where he showed us. He looked at us with a slightly opened eye.Bookmark here

"Do you want something to drink?"Bookmark here

Hiroshi-san said, "Old man, we are not here to chit chat, we just want to get back on our way."Bookmark here

Lezlie turned to Hiroshi and said "Hiroshi-san! You don't have to be rude he's just showing his hospitality!"Bookmark here

I said, "Hey calm down, calm down. I'm sorry but we are not here for that. Can you tell us where we can get back?"Bookmark here

"Well then, I want to ask you a question. How did you end up here, the pipes were covered with stones and trees. I thought we covered enough to hide it from the people outside."Bookmark here

"Actually, we had no intention of crossing this path, but the map we had led us here."Bookmark here

"Can I look at the map you have, young man?"Bookmark here

I pulled it out of my bag and handed it to him. The wise slowly took the map.Bookmark here

"Yes, this is a rare map that shows where you want to go. Ooh, I see the map really shows this place. So, what are you looking for so bad that the map showed this place."Bookmark here

"A friend, a person will fight beside me and my friends, We are looking for someone who will fight against the epics. I'm only looking for a friend."Bookmark here

After my words, the wise gave my map back,Bookmark here

"I don't think there's anyone like that here, especially someone who knows how to fight."Bookmark here

"But the map showed us here. Is it possible that the map isn't working?"Bookmark here

"I don't think so, young man, this is a very rare map, It's not possible to be wrong."Bookmark here

By putting the map back in my bag, I said,Bookmark here

"I understand."Bookmark here

"As far as I can remember, you wanted to know what was going on here."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"Well, then, I tell you, a long time ago, we Miner Bloodline left our Kingdom and moved here to investigate and excavate. Everything was going so well until the shadow Bloodline came out."Bookmark here

"Shadow Bloodline?"Bookmark here

"Wild creatures with red eyes behind the big door. We call them the shadow bloodline. They kill everyone without mercy, no matter it's a normal person or a person from a bloodline. They're incredibly fast in the shadows. But they can't move in the light. If they get close to the light, their bodies start burning."Bookmark here

"But why all the miners are still here?"Bookmark here

"Because no one who came in here could get out of here. We've tried many times, but they're faster than us."Bookmark here

"Have you tried to contact your kingdom?"Bookmark here

"No, we can't contact anyone outside here. When unknown people outside closed the pipes, our exit became impossible, and after that, no one, no one came to save us, after that we started we living here."Bookmark here

But what about.....Bookmark here

"I have an idea. I think I know how to get out of here."Bookmark here

"Tell me, what's on your mind?"Bookmark here

"When Lezlie and I escaped from the shadow bloodline, I saw a place behind us, where I saw a little sun reflection, I'm sure we can come back to the surface when it's dug up a little. It's pretty close to the big door."Bookmark here

"I understand, but how do we get there?"Bookmark here

"I'd advise you to dig from here to there, but the ground is pretty unstable, and it could collapse on you at any moment. But if my friends and I can distract the shadow bloodline, then you'll have time to dig and run."Bookmark here

"How do you going to escape?"Bookmark here

"Of course, with the pipes, we came from."Bookmark here

"The pipes are quite high above the ground, how are you going to get up there."Bookmark here

"Using Lezlie's spells and the gunpowder that Hiroshi has, we can blow up the ground where we are, but then the mine can completely collapse, so we'll distract them until you run, and when you all run, we'll blow it up and run."Bookmark here

"It's a pretty sensible plan, but it's too risky"Bookmark here

Hiroshi-san lit his cigar and said,Bookmark here

"You should have said from the beginning that you had such a plan, Kid. Also, Kid is right, this place is not very durable, if you don't get to work now, you will soon be under the ground."Bookmark here

The wise man touched his beard slowly,Bookmark here

"Even though you don't know us, you want to help us. it means a lot to me and everyone here, please grant me your name."Bookmark here

"I'm Ryuu these are my friends Lezlie and Hiroshi."Bookmark here

"Lezlie? Pelena's daughter Lezlie?"Bookmark here

Lezlie looked surprised,Bookmark here

"How did you know my mother's name, do you know my mother?"Bookmark here

"Yes, everyone in this village knows her. She helped us a lot with her magic back then. Where she is now, how is she?"Bookmark here

Lezlie bowed down head, her expression turned into a sad one,Bookmark here

Hiroshi-san said, "She passed away almost a week ago."Bookmark here

"I'm really sorry to hear that."Bookmark here

"Thank you."Bookmark here

"People like Pelena, unfortunately, are not so much in this world."Bookmark here

Wise, he stood up after his words,Bookmark here

"I stand by what you say to the end. But it's not my opinion that matters, it's the people's opinion. But don't worry, I'll try to convince them as much as I can."Bookmark here

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