Kael tied him up and they surrounded him. Kael poured a bucket of water at him to wake him up.
"Whoa!", he shouted as the cold water splashed into his face.
"Why did you ambush us!?", shouted Fred at him.
"I won't tell!", he shouted.
"Hump, well if you won't tell us then one finger will be cut if you won't reply.", Fred said to him.
"I won't tell you!", he said.
Fred made a hand sign to cut his fingers.
"Okay!", Kael replied to him as he brandished his daggers.
He grabs his hands and then he yelled.
"Where is your hideout!?"
"To the Munjako mines!!!", the barbarian yelled in panic.
"The hideout was at the Munjako mines. We were just only ordered to ambush merchants for their merchandise. Please I'm begging you! I have a family to feed!", he shouted
"Hey boss, what do we do?", Kael asked Fred.
"Tie him up and report him to the guards. Kael reports this to the guards. Estes, as well as Johansen come with me. We will go to the hideout. Andre and Emily, you guard this prisoner.", said Fred to his party.
"Okay sir, I will go now", said Kael
He dashed towards the way and was hastily running. He gulped stamina potion and restored his stamina. He throws the bottle and then dashed again. He passed by a couple of people and they saw him running. He saw that the kingdom was near. He saw patrolling guards on the way thus he talked to them.
"Hey, guards! we've captured one of the bandits at the roads. We are on our way to their hideout.", he said to them.
"What? where's their hideout? they were in danger! Reckless fools you want to be heroes? You attacked their hideout without asking for help?", shouted one of the guards.
"Yes please help us!", Kael said to them.
"Where are they now?", he asked
"On the road towards the Dwight.", Kael said to them.
"Let's hurry, go to the barracks and I will go with this child", he said to one of his companions.
Kael together with the barbarian guard went on their way. There was a small road to the left that goes to the Munjako mines. They traveled towards the path. It was a forest that has thick leaves on its canopy. The road can be seen by the naked eye, it meant that there are people using the road.
"Be on your guard, we're near to it", the guard said to him.
"Don't worry, I'm a captain!", he said to Kael.
"That would be great but can we really kill them with our numbers? At least we need to wait for the reinforcement."
"Is a captain that capable to hunt them? I wonder where was his confidence coming from.", Kael was in thought.
They saw the mines have a door and there are two torches that were put between the door. It was not lit due to the reason that it is daytime. The door has a handle and it has a little window. Kael and the guard approached with caution, they sneaked towards the door and the captain pulled the handle of the door.
He fiercely opened the door and it created a loud sound. He lifted the door like its nothing.
"Wanna come in?", he said.
Kael nearly laughed. He never imagined him to be so strong.
Kael went inside and then he saw a dark tunnel leading towards a cave. The walls have webs and they crawled the walls. Kael then saw torches that were put on the walls.
They traveled the path and was sneakily walking the tunnel. Kael sneaks silently but the barbarian captain was making noise. By the end of the tunnel, they saw guards that were drinking that has fallen to the floor. They examined them and in their surprise, they have arrows at the back of their skulls.
They have gold coins that amounted to seven pieces and an ax and an arrow with its quiver. Kael equipped the bow and quiver.
"They were near", said the barbarian captain.
The cave has torches on its walls and the ceiling was unseen due to the light can't reach its distance. They traveled the path towards the cave and saw a lever and towards it has a bridge that was tilting from the other side.
We have to push the lever for the bridge to fall and make a way towards the other side.
Kael pushed the lever and then the bridge attaches its other side.
They managed to make it attached but the guards on the other side were alerted.
"Who's that!", he said from the other side.
Kael fires his arrow and it pierced one on its skull. They run towards the bridge and the captain assaulted them. They were numbered five individuals and they are armed with shields.
"They were readily equipped this time.", Kael said in his mind.
Clang! Clang! Clang!
The arrows hit their iron shields but it didn't hit their body.
The Barbarian captain yelled as he strikes them with his axes. He slashed the one who comes first and the other.
Two went down to the bridge as they were killed. He duels another two and was not pushed back. On the other hand, he was the one who pushes them.
Clang! Clang! Clang!
The guard captain hits them hard with his ax and their shields were worn out. He kicked one of them and He was thrown. The other one used "shield bash" but the captain stepped back a little to evade his strike.
A skill of barbarians that requires double wield weapons to be executed.
The bandit fell as he was struck to the neck and the chest.
They went down to the bridge as the captain thrown their dead bodies to the water.
Kael felt he was unneeded by the captain to slaughter them.
"Is this how strong a barbarian captain of their army?", he said in his mind.
Kael went together with the captain and crossed the bridge. They encompassed deeper in the tunnel and later on saw that there were prison cells that were used to hold the prisoners.
They went to examine one by one and saw that they have prisoners.
"Help us!", said the frail woman at her cell.
They also saw dead people due to malnourishment.
There were seven people in the cells and they were all imprisoned.
"Hey can I ask? have you seen people that passed by?", Kael asked them.
"Yeah, they were numbered three. They passed us by without helping us. Please let us go.", said the other frail-looking guy in his mid-thirties.
"Well, breaking their cell doors was easy", the captain said as he pulled the doors.
He successfully breaks their door.
"Leave while you can, we might catch up with them if hurry up", the captain said to them.
They went outside one by one. Kael let the drank health potion and cure disease. His potions have run out of health potions and cure disease. Luckily he has enough but he can't use health potion later on.
They went to the exit, Kael and The captain continued on their way towards the headquarters of the enemies. Kael still equipped his sword on his back while drawing the arrow from his bow that he looted from the enemy.