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Chapter 1545 Chapter 1374: Getting Information 1
?''Anyway, stand up first."
Alex was a modern man, after all. He didn't find it interesting for a young lady to shudder and sprawl before him. He took two steps back and put away the necklace. The young lady hesitated before slowly standing to her feet. But even so, she wrapped her arms around her fearfully like a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow. Everyone couldn't imagine her being the sly Lich. After all, both of them felt so different to them.
"Tell me your name."
Alex said. The young lady kept her head low and replied softly.
"Reporting, my dearest master. My name is Anna. I'm sir Vandal's corpse slave.'' freewebnove(l).com
Alex twitched his brows. Then, he quickly scanned for the relevant data in his head. 𝑓𝓇𝘦𝘦𝘸𝘦𝑏𝘯𝑜𝘷𝘦𝓁.𝘤𝑜𝓂
"Vandal Rachel. Patriarch of the Night Lich Family?"
"Yes, dear master."
Anna lowered her head and responded hurriedly. On the other hand, Selena turned to Alex curiously.
"Night Lich? Sir Overlord, are you familiar with them?"
"Understanding the enemies is always the first step in war. Intelligence is essential, Miss Selena."
Alex strongly believed that his ability to 'lie through his teeth' had gone through the roof.
"The Night Lich Family is one of the stronger Lich families in the Dali Kingdom. They are one of the core forces under the 'Undead Tide' army and also the trusted aides of general Kade. This family is expert in undead alchemy and knowledgeable in magic spells. Their purpose under Kade is similar to…" Alex paused. He turned to Cecilia and continued.
"… the Levi Family's in the Renner Kingdom. They are responsible for providing firearms to the Undead Army. Of course, they manage the transformation and strengthening of the Undead Creatures. Apart from that, they are one of the rarer family who are closer in relationship with the Vampires within the Undead Tide. That is how they got the name of Night Lich. Vandal is an expert in air battles. It seems that we're facing a large group of air forces like the Gargoyles."
Alex shook his head, but the corners of his lips raised to show an unnoticeable smile. Back then, the Undead Army lost terribly on ground, so it was a perfectly reasonable choice for them to go the air route. Perhaps the situation would be tricky if this happened months ago. But now, air force? Eh! He imagined countless EXP flashing by eyes after taking them down. His level was slowly increasing, albeit slowly but it was increasing nonetheless.
"Since you're here to investigate as Vandal's Zombie Puppet, you should know the specific progress of the Undead Army that is mobilized here, right?"
"Just a little, dear master."
Anna lifted her head and gazed curiously at her new master. She had served Vandal for years and it went without saying that she knew that the Zombie Puppet was his scheme, which was why she had become the experimental product. Anna knew that every spell caster's experiments were absolute secrets. But she was astonished to find that her new master appeared to be familiar with it. However, the years of habit made her hold back her doubts.
"I know that Sir Gillian' and Sir Duran's armies have arrived at the front line. I'm more familiar with Sir Vandal's situation. Currently, he has around 50,000 Gargoyles and Soul Griffins and 10,000 Black-winged Knights. There is a total of 100,000 troops currently under the Undead Army. But this is just what I know. I was only Sir Vandal's Corpse Slave, after all, and I'm not too familiar with other situations."
"Gillian and Duran, is it…?"
Alex puckered his brows. They were true noblemen with authority in the Dali Kingdom and core strength of the four largest families. It seemed that the new and rising noble families in the Dali Kingdom had taken a hit, which explained why the four legendary generals had decided to move out their troops. Alex knew what they were planning. If the new and rising noble families lost, not only could the four legendary generals, also known as the experienced veterans, expand their forces, but they could also quell the insignificant ones. This would re-stabilize the entire Dali Kingdom. But Alex wasn't willing to fight for the sake of the enemy nation's stability. If the four legendary generals didn't send out their direct subordinates, he wouldn't mind making them lose all the way. Failure was the sharpest blade to slash through contradictions. Alex couldn't ask for more if he could send the Dali Kingdom into a state of turmoil even though the possibilities weren't high.
Fred was more mindful about this term.
"What is that?"
"Just as the term suggests. Corpse Slaves are slaves produced from corpses."
Alex replied plainly and pointed at the young lady.
"Just like what you've seen. Liches will extract the spirits from humans before specially modifying their bodies which includes anti-corrosion and maintenance modifications. Then, they will inject their spirits into spirit crystals, which will produce Corpse Slaves who can serve them. Corpse Slave won't rebel and obey orders perfectly. Besides, they are much stronger than the skeleton creatures. This is the reason why most Liches have Corpse Slaves around them."
Alex turned to Anna.
"Am I right?"
"Master is truly knowledgeable. I've never known that people in the Mainland understand our situation this well."
Anna answered frantically.
"Just as master has said. I've served Sir Vandal since 20 years ago. Due to my impressive performance, Sir Vandal turned me into a Corpse Slave."
Fred interrupted with an odd expression. He stared at the young lady dubiously.
"My ears are fine, right? Why did he turn you into a Corpse Slave due to your impressive works? What is going on? Didn't you do well? Why did that fella treat you this way? Is his head still working well over the years?"
"Sir Vandal turned me into a Corpse Slave as a reward for me. Humans will eventually die due to old age or sickness. On the other hand, we won't fall sick, feel hurt, or die of old age after turning into Corpse Slaves. Besides, we can continue to support our masters with our experience and wisdom. Doesn't this make sense?"
In an instant, apart from Alex and Scarlett, everyone was stumped and speechless. They stared blankly at Anna with puzzled expressions and felt chills running down their spines like electricity current. In the past, if their fear toward the Undead Creatures of the Dali Kingdom only hovered on the surface, they finally understood the frightening truth of this nation of undead now. It was a complete subversion and betrayal of their values and the world as a whole. It was the existence of fear that had almost infiltrated their bones.
"Oh my goodness…"
Selena placed her hands on her chest and muttered under her breath. Alice shook her head, turned around and was speechless. On the other hand, Fred scratched his head and said.
"So… Miss Anna. What will happen if you perform badly?"
"Master will slaughter the servants who don't fit his requirements and turn their corpses into Undead Soldiers to guard his territory. The spirits of losers will turn into materials for his spell castings and experiments."
Anna spoke about this terrifying situation in such a calm, monotonous tone that it left them shivering. Alex crossed his arms and observed everyone in silence. He thought of this as a great opportunity for them to experience the horrors of the Undead Creatures, which would strengthen their consciousness of their heavy responsibilities. The Undead Creatures' infiltration wasn't as simple as a war between the two countries. It was more of a conflict of values between the undead and mortals.
"In other words, death is the only end?"
Fred muttered in disbelief. Anna shook her head.
"That isn't true, Sir. Even though one can't fulfill their master's request, many of them continued to live on as humans. After all, masters need slaves to reproduce the next generation, so there are many human ethnic groups and towns in the masters' territories. The humans will live within and serve their masters by reproducing. Those who perform well will be rewarded with honor and status."
Anna pushed out her chest rather proudly.
"My mother has given to a dozen children with over 15 men and was awarded with supreme honor from Sir Vandal. This is also the reason why I was fortunate enough to serve Sir Vandal and become his Corpse Slave."
"Over 15 men? Tsk tsk tsk!"
Fred shook his head.
"I admire your mother. Her husband must be so generous. If it were me, I can never accept that. If it's my wife… Hey, why did you kick me? Selena?"
Anna tilted her head curiously.
"That is… a form of address used by a woman to the man after they marry each other."
Fred was at a loss for words. He scratched his head and turned to the other young ladies around him, but their minds seemed to have shut down like a computer that crashed. After pondering for a few moments, Fred braced himself as whoever started the trouble should rightfully end it.
"Simple speaking. A pair of loving man and woman marry, form a family, live together, and give birth to children… Don't you have such customs over there?"
Anna shook her head firmly.
"It is the duty of all females to give birth in our territory. As soon as we reach adulthood, we will need to give birth as much as we can. In fact, if I didn't serve Sir Vandal for a long time and become a Corpse Slave, perhaps I would be working hard like my sisters."
The others were lost for words, Alex frowned, he had a certain aversion for this maybe he came from a peaceful world whose don't do things like this anymore. He vowed not let situation like this happen in his kingdom. Unknowingly, he had started entertaining the thought of creating his own kingdom and reign as the ruler, he would be shocked if he was aware of his current thought.