Castle Of Black Iron - Chapter 95
Chapter 95: Making Trouble
Translator: WQL Editor: Geoffrey
When Zhang Tie along with Doug and Barley returned to the small square with a large amount
of items, he found that the square was many times more boisterous than when he had left. In
front of the several exchange points, there were groups of students standing in lines as they
held onto the items they were planning to exchange with the stuff brought by the commercial
Zhang Tie and the other members of the Hit-Plane Brotherhood had mainly brought hides;
they had brought five wolf hides, three of which were hunted by Zhang Tie, a hedgehog hide,
and two rabbit hides. Although these hides were not too valuable, they could still be exchanged
for a lot of food. Although the hides had been tanned, they still released a weird smell in the
tree base, thus if they were able to sell off these hides this time, then it would allow their tree
base to smell a little better.
’’Bighead, what do you want to exchange your three wolf hides for?’’ Barley asked.
’’Just exchange them all for rations.’’
’’Don't you need money? These items could easily sell for more than 20 silver coins!’’
’’We don't need money at the moment. What we need right now is food, which is why I prefer to
exchange for food. As long as we pass this survival training, all is well!’’ Zhang Tie smiled.
Barley glanced at Zhang Tie with a strange look. He didn't know what had happened to Zhang
Tie; Barley felt that Zhang Tie had been more relaxed when dealing with things. His decisions
carried a bit of laziness, but it was mixed with braveness and decisiveness. Could this be an
effect of the Iron-Blood Fist? No, it's not like that. Barley couldn't convince himself at all, as
they were all practicing the Iron-Blood Fist using the same book, so how could Zhang Tie
improve so much faster than the others? Not to mention that Barley had also noticed that
Zhang Tie was changing spiritually, but Barley was confused at how Zhang Tie, a guy who only
dug in the mines and practiced the Iron-Blood Fist skill together with them every day, could
make a spiritual breakthrough.
Is doing mining work that effective? Should I give it a try myself?
’’Fine, then do whatever you want. Doug and I are enough to queue up here!’’ Hearing fatty
Barley's words, Doug, who was standing beside him, also patted his chest with a grin. During
the past week, Doug had gotten used to flattering Zhang Tie.
There truly wasn't a need for three people to line up here, so seeing that Doug and Barley were
already standing in line, Zhang Tie then decided to wander around the small square. Seeing that
there were many onlookers near the gate of Wild Wolf Castle, Zhang Tie also moved there.
The moment Zhang Tie drew close, he heard several guys fervently talking about the missions
on the notice board.
’’If only I could get some Goose-neck Grass... One stick of Goose-neck Grass is almost worth
more than one gold coin! That amount could be exchanged for a good machete or a sword!’’
’’There's also the golden wolf. If one kills a golden wolf, then you could acquire the marrow in
the spine of the wolf, which is even more valuable than a stick of Goose-neck Grass. Not to
mention a good machete or sword, you could even exchange it for 3 kg of meat and 7 kg of
rations! If I could kill a golden wolf, then I wouldn't have to worry about my life for the next
couple of weeks...’’
’’But, it's not that easy to get those items. Haven't you read the notice? We can only get them by
the border of Wild Wolf Valley and the Crescent Prairie, which is 30 km away. I have heard that
there are dozens of times more wolf packs over in the Crescent Prairie when compared to Wild
Wolf Valley. Facing dozens or even hundreds of wolves... we could easily be torn apart, leaving
not even a single bone behind...’’
Hearing their words, Zhang Tie slightly frowned before pushing his way through the crowd and
arriving below the notice board. At the top of the notice board were the missions on hunting
golden wolves and picking Goose-neck Grass. Aside from the notices, they had especially hung
two large pictures, one of the golden wolf and the other the Grass-neck Grass, respectively to
the left and right of the notice boards, ensuring that everyone knew what they looked like. A
man with a silky hat that was as slim as a stick of bamboo was inciting the onlookers below the
notice board as his saliva sprayed everywhere in the air.
’’Master Abyan is the chief medicinal pharmacist of Blackhot City, and he needs golden wolf
marrow and Goose-neck Grass since both are raw materials needed to concoct recovery
medication. Do you know what recovery medication is? Recovery medication is a marvelous
medicine that can allow the fighters of Blackhot City to heal and recover their strength as soon
as possible after being wounded on the battlefield...’’ At this moment, the man with the silky hat
raised his hands and exclaimed, ’’Brave, young men! Do you know what's currently happening
in Blackhot City? The evil Norman Empire has already been showing their machetes towards
Blackhot City and your family. Soon, Blackhot City could very well end up in a bloody fight with
the army of the Norman Empire. For the sake of Blackhot City and your relatives who may join
the army of Blackhot City, please go and bring back golden wolf marrows and Goose-neck
Grass! Every stick of Goose-neck Grass could possibly save your relative's life. Master Abyan,
the revered chief medicinal pharmacist of Blackhot city, is now in need of these two items.
Brave young men, brave men from Blackhot city, take your machetes and swords and march on
towards the Crescent Prairie! Use the corpses of the golden wolves and the Golden-neck Grass
to display your braveness! Look! Those beauties are watching you present your braveness...’’
The words from the man with the silky hat were extremely aggressive. Combined with his
passionate voice and the mood, he had created a splendid performance. As a result, many
people among the onlookers became excited and were ferociously discussing with each other,
as it was the first time for everyone to hear about what was happening between the Norman
Empire and Blackhot City.
’’Tell us, what is happening between the Norman Empire and Blackhot City right now?’’ a young
man among the onlookers asked loudly.
’’You guys really don't know? Haven't your teachers told you about it? Several days ago, a very
terrible incident had happened in Blackhot City. The northern border army of the Norman
Empire have been grooming their war horses and training their troops in preparations to
invade Blackhot City, your hometown. That's why, Blackhot City is currently in its weakest
state. This is the most critical moment for the brave men of Blackhot City to stand out and do
something for the sake of their hometown...’’
At this moment, the crowd became restless. Since they have stayed here for almost 20 days
now, many of them truly did not know what was happening in Blackhot City. Having been
incited by Samira, everyone became restless.
Within the crowd, Zhang Tie frowned, as he instinctively felt that there was something wrong
with the words spoken by the man with the silky hat. Although the others didn't know what
recovery medication was, Zhang Tie certainly knew what it was, as he had worked in Donder's
grocery store for a long time and that store even had two of such items. According to Donder, in
Blackhot City, even the price of the lowest quality recovery medication would never drop below
10 gold coins. This was simply something that was never meant to be available to the
commoners and common soldiers. However, this bastard had lied to them and was inciting
them to go get these two items in the Crescent Prairie, causing them to lose their mind. It was
obvious that he had bad intentions towards them.
Sweeping his gaze over the flustered students, Zhang Tie instantly saw Zerom frowning and
gloomily glaring at the man who was gritting his teeth and loudly inciting the student. Rolling
his eyes, an idea came to Zhang Tie's mind.
He silently retreated back into the crowd and lowered his body before shouting loudly.
’’Everyone, don't listen to him! That guy is telling a lie! He wants us to be cannon fodder in
Crescent Prairie. Even the most common of recovery medication would cost more than 10 gold
coins per vial and is simply something our relatives cannot afford. We should listen to our
teachers. If something has happened in Blackhot City, then our teachers would let us know.
Don't listen to that strange fellow's provocative words...’’
Although these young, horny students were always impulsive, it wasn't as if there was
something wrong with their minds. Hearing Zhang Tie's warning, many of the horny students
realized that they didn't have a reason to trust this strange fellow. At the very least, was there a
relationship between a recovery medication that was worth more than ten gold coins and their
relatives? Why should they have to risk their lives in the Crescent Prairie?
Standing below the notice board, Samira was so angry that his face had even begun to twitch.
Earlier, he was waiting for a great number of students to help him make money, but
unexpectedly, someone had jumped out to give him trouble and had exposed him.
’’Who!? Who said that!? Come out!’’ Samira hysterically growled with a vicious expression while
his eyes swept over the crowd of many students before him.
After stealthily moving to another place, Zhang Tie pinched his nose and shouted again, ’’That
fellow gets exposed and now he's infuriated. Brothers, look at his terrifying triangular eyes that
are in the shape of a poisonous snake's head. That's definitely what a sinister person looks like!
A kind-hearted person would not have such terrifying, triangular eyes. Tell your friends not to
be cheated by that guy! Don't help him make money by risking your lives! We will stay in Wild
Wolf Valley and never go to the Crescent Prairie...’’
Hearing Zhang Tie's words, the horny students began to fervently discuss and many of them
had even begun to study the shape of Samira's eyes. Descriptive words like ’’terrifying
triangular eyes’’, ’’the shape of a poisonous snake's head’’, and ’’how a sinister person looks like’’
were really lethal. At this time, Samira became so furious that he jumped up from the ground
and his face had turned purple. However, facing the doubting eyes, he had no other choice but
to force a smile...
As the students were noisily discussing, Zhang Tie silently slid out from the crowd and went to
meet up with Barley and Doug. Seeing what was happening in the crowd, Zerom's expression
was really resplendent. Since the moment Zhang Tie had spoken, he had already realized that it
was Zhang Tie's voice. What Zhang Tie had performed just now had really shocked him. He
would never have expected that Zhang Tie could see through Samira's lies and would alert the
onlookers by shouting in public, all the while not being caught. Zhang Tie had done everything
that Zerom had wanted to and had even done it perfectly. As Zhang Tie was leaving, those
excited, horny animals had already begun to discuss Samira's looks and his terrifying,
Zhang Tie had exchanged his three wolf hides for a bit more than 4 kg of rations, though Barley
said that Zhang Tie had suffered a loss, as the price of the three wolf hides were more than 20
silver coins and the commercial transportation team had only given Zhang Tie ten silver coins
worth of rations. Seeing this, Doug had also become furious.
Despite this, Zhang Tie didn't particularly care about it; instead, he placated Barley and Doug.
As they were about to leave Wild Wolf Castle, Zhang Tie had caught sight of Burwick.
Surrounded by a great number of people, Burwick walked over high-spiritedly, while every
person following him was holding onto several wolf hides. With a casual glance, one could see
approximately a hundred wolf hides...
Everybody gave way to Burwick. At that moment, Burwick was extremely eye-catching.
However, at the sight of Burwick's calm face that hid his pride, Zhang Tie suddenly thought of
the man with the silky hat.
’’Could Burwick be working with Samira?’’
A thought suddenly came to Zhang Tie's mind!
’’What is happening in Blackhot City? Has the letter I sent to the military of Blackhot been
received? Did it catch the eyes of the management of Blackhot City ? Are mom, dad, and elder
What that guy had said still silently shocked Zhang Tie's mind.
Soon after Zhang Tie, Barley, and Doug had left Wild Wolf Castle, the Temporary Supervision
Committee, who was responsible for this survival training, posted a notice in the square of Wild
Wolf Castle, which introduced what had happened between Blackhot City and the Andaman
Alliance in the past weeks. All the horny students learned that many big events had happened
in Blackhot City and Andaman Alliance within the month they had attended the survival
training. Knowing that the Norman Empire and the Sun Dynasty were baring their sharp fangs
so quickly towards Blackhot City and the Andaman Alliance, everybody was startled.
Could it be that a war between the Andaman Alliance, the Norman Empire, and the Sun Dynasty
was waiting for their graduation?
A special atmosphere started to cover Wild Wolf Valley!