Slogans resounded through the valley, echoing in bursts, and the ribbon-like starry sky above met the earth.
Even in such a terrible valley of death, the atmosphere was tinged with a touch of joy.
Yue Dong threw down the vine rope, Tian Yang first brought up the people with mobility problems one by one.
When all those who could climb also went up, he let Rong Yue sit on his shoulders and easily climbed up the valley.
The stars were brilliant and the wilderness was empty. The lake in front of the rift valley was like a jewel reflecting starlight, reflecting the brightness of the grassland.
It was indeed a treasure land.
The more he looked at it, the more satisfied he was, and there was already a high tower close to the lake, set aside for future moon viewing.
But now the biggest problem was to hurry up and settle down.
Just now when distributing food below, he understood the situation of this group of people.
They were mostly injured after the natural disaster and were thrown in by their tribes. And those who came down even earlier were almost all dead, their bodies nourishing some weird plants and small insect beasts.
There was a legend circulating among the small tribes nearby – that the thick fog below this rift led to the fairyland, and that sending those injured down could heal them and keep them alive.
Obviously, such a claim was just a pretense. The people of the barbaric wilderness were cunning, Rong Yue admired them all for a moment.
A total of twelve people were fatally wounded, so Rong Yue did a simple disposal.
The remaining sixty-seven people were without mobility, mostly leg and foot injuries caused by the inability to keep up with the pace of tribal migration.
There were forty-two people who could move and run, but mostly old people or physically weak women, which meant that they were abandoned.
There were only two truly intact young people, a girl named Guoguo, who was expelled from the tribe together because she couldn’t let go of her abandoned husband. And a gloomy-eyed young man, perhaps he had hidden feelings, but Rong Yue didn’t ask for the time being.
More than a hundred people, were arranged by Yue Dong around that big stone, they were sitting or lying, occupying a large area of open space.
The most seriously injured dozen people slept in the leeward.
Tian Yang hunted that old deer, before he only had time to roast a leg, after relaxing, several men came together to help deal with it.
There were three men, said to be three brothers. A lame man, a one-armed man, and a man that was blind in one eye, they looked dirty, smelly and unapproachable.
Guoguo glanced at them from far away, then she slipped away.
The brother in charge grinned with yellow teeth and moved closer: “Sacrifice Yue, if we help with the work, later can we eat two more mouthfuls of it ……?”
Rong Yue took a step back: “Your contributions will be remembered, for now the situation is special. Tian Yang–”
He turned his head, pointed to the three brothers, and shrugged.
Tian Yang came over, and Rong Yue whispered, “I’ll leave it to you ……”
Tian Yang stroked a handful of his hair and led these three to handle the deer skin and venison.
The three brothers’ names were Yang Da, Yang Er and Yang San, each brother was worse than the other, but their actions were quite nimble.
Yang Er saw Rong Yue go far away, and mysteriously asked Tian Yang: “That Sacrifice Yue, is he yours?”
Tian Yang looked at him with a smirk and didn’t deny it.
Yang Er slapped his thigh: “Brother, you’re such a bully! You actually got someone that proud …… but isn’t he too proud? He’ll step on your head ……”
Yang San agreed: “Yes, no matter how powerful he is, he became your man after marrying you. You should take care of it. Don’t let him show off. How will others respect you in the future?”
Tian Yang laughed: “Good point.”
The Yang brothers felt that they had persuaded the “man behind the sacrifice” and gave each other a wink, feeling as if they had accomplished something big.
The venison was divided into small pieces by the bone knife and wrapped in a large leaf. The peeled off deer skin couldn’t be dealt with yet, so Tian Yang let the brothers go to the lake to clean first, lest the smell of blood attract what shouldn’t come.
When Tian Yang returned to their tent, the campfire was burning. Rong Yue was hugging his knees and pretending to sleep, when he heard footsteps, he asked without opening his eyes, “How is it?”
Tian Yang let out a hollow sound: “They barely work, then they started trying to insite.”
Rong Yue opened his eyes and watched Tian Yang lay the meat apart on the stone to dry, “The man who wasn’t injured has been staring at us from the edge of the crowd.”
“With malicious intent?”
Rong Yue knew that this team would certainly not be pure in composition, so there wasn’t much disappointment: ” I have passed the period of weakness, I have the power to protect myself, you and Yue Dong need to protect Li Shui and Ergou.”
As soon as the words left his mouth, Yue Dong and Li Shui came running over wildly with a boulder in their hands excitedly, the scene was joyful!
“Tian Yang! Sister-in-law! Look what we’ve done!”
The boulder was about the size of a two-person ring, with a natural depression in the middle.
“Stone pot?” Rong Yue padded over with interest, “Isn’t it a little shallow?”
“That’s a small thing!” Yue Dong set the stone on the ground, raised his hand for a while, and struck it with his palm!
The shallow depression from the middle had countless cracks, Yue Dong turned the boulder upside down and patted the bottom, clattering debris fell to the ground.
Rong Yue circled around the boulder pot: “Quite a skill, we have a pot!”
Before, they made twisted soup using the pottery jar that Li Shui brought along, but that was too small after all, if they wanted to temporarily solve the problem of so many people eating, the pot was necessary.
Moreover, even if it was only good for boiling water, many people were wounded and their wounds hadn’t been scrubbed, although the people here felt that the lake was clean, Rong Yue didn’t let them use it.
A large stone pot was set up, the firewood was burning the bottom of the pot, it took a while to heat it up. The twisted seeds they brought were all poured into the pot, together with thinly sliced meat, and finally cooked into a large pot of twisted seeds porridge with the smell of meat.
While Rong Yue wondered when he would be able to find rice to make stone pot bibimbap, even the porridge didn’t taste good.
Tian Yang felt his low mood at close range and asked, “What’s wrong?”
Rong Yue: “This paste has no taste.”
Tian Yang knew he liked to eat good food, so he patiently responded, “Let’s make do with it until the summer Guanshan Fair, then we will go to the Salt Department to exchange salt bricks. The salt department has other seasonings that can be made into all kinds of delicious food.”
Rong Yue perked up, “Salt bricks?”
“Yes. The tribe further south makes salt bricks for a living, and every summer they exchange them with other tribes for supplies. After about sixty days, you will be able to eat salty food.”
Rong Yue was curious, “Then why wasn’t salt put in the twisted soup even during the previous Gongshan tribe celebration?”
Tian Yang laughed: “Salt is very precious and is not usually put in twist soup. But if you like it, it doesn’t matter if you put some.”
Rong Yue froze, although he was used to people giving him the best things, he still felt a hint of pampering from Tian Yang.
“It’s okay, there are ways to eat well without salt, I’ll study it later when I take out the recipe.”
He quickly checked his game menu.
The holy Light’s proficiency had quickly risen to five because of the previous [Sacrifice] use. On top of that, for some reason, the character’s experience had also gone up a great deal, and it was already more than halfway through level two.
But he still didn’t understand what the mechanism of its rise was.
In the Xingyue Era, only killing hostile monsters counted as experience, and clerics mostly teamed up with others to upgrade, but on this continent there was no standard clear “hostile party”.
This was a mysterious and unpredictable experience bar.
But Rong Yue still wanted to go to the forest tomorrow to properly test this mechanism, because his most pressing desire at the moment was to upgrade – to level 10, in order to unlock the second basic skill [Spring Return], and open his game package.
Skills aside first, his package was very important!
Inside was a recipe that a player once gave him!
…… ah, and a few changes of clothes and a spare scepter.
Rong Yue reached out and touched his side, ready to use his scepter to brush up on his Holy Light proficiency for a while longer, he grabbed air.
“?” He turned his head and watched as Li Shui threw his staff towards the bottom of the pot ……
“Wait!” It was too late, the staff that had been with him for three days, flew in an arc and entered the hot fire, burnt itself and died a heroic death.
Seeing Rong Yue’s expression wasn’t good, Li Shui stuttered a little: “What, what’s wrong! The fire wasn’t strong, so I added a firewood!”
Rong Yue: firewood ……
Tian Yang also didn’t expect such a development, he quickly tried to comfort him: “It’s okay, tomorrow I’ll go help you peel another one. Just about the same shape, right?”
Rong Yue nodded with a little frustration, “The length and thickness should be the same, no need for it to be too fine.”
The twisted soup with hidden meat slices was cooked and packed in clay pots for the people near the boulder to eat, and the day finally settled down.
The tent pitched by Li Shui went to Rong Yue and Tian Yang, Rong Yue didn’t resist, so he slept huddled together with Tian Yang.
Tian Yang’s body temperature was as high as ever, and Rong Yue sighed, “If my scep, no, my staff was still there, I would take the opportunity to heal you for a while, maybe your stomach would have been completely healed.”
Tian Yang slightly backed up a little, leaving a gap between them, and said warmly that it was fine.
Rong Yue froze, he was startled as he realized a fact.
Since Tian Yang found out that he wasn’t Yue, apart from occasionally touching his head, there were no more abrupt mannerisms or frivolous words as when they first met.
Although Tian Yang was very kind to him as always.
He sighed at the warrior’s careful heart and went to sleep, feeling a bit of inexplicable loss.
In the middle of the night, Rong Yue was awakened by thirst and wanted to go outside to see if there was still water over the stone pot.
He wanted to use the holy light to shine a bright light, but then he remembered that the stick was burned, so he walked out in the dark.
The prairie was quiet, the crowd had fallen into a deep sleep, just as he took ten steps out of the tent, he suddenly felt a cool breeze behind –
A bone spike poked the back of his waist, someone was standing by the side of his neck, the person whispered with a raspy voice: “Move and I’ll ki-ll you.”
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