Published at 30th of November 2019 12:35:08 PM

Chapter 325
The captain of the inscribed ship happily took the Credits and welcomed Noah in his quarters .

His attitude drastically changed after Noah paid him, he became more hospitable and he tried his best to satisfy Noah's needs .
A small table was filled with the best food and wine that the ship had to offer, Noah found himself having dinner alone with the captain, only a few servants were in the room apart from the two of them .
Of course, Noah used that chance to gather as much information as he could about the Coral archipelago .
The name of the captain was Cody, he was a former cultivator in the Papral nation who was exiled in the archipelago due to some minor crime .
According to his words, the political situation in the Coral archipelago was quite far from Noah's expectations .
Each powerful nation had sent their representatives to colonize some of the islands that made the archipelago a long time ago but they all had different criteria for the selections of their envoy .
The Utra nation had sent professors of the academy escorted by royal soldiers to set up a branch of the academy .
Their job was to gather resources that would be sent back to the main country for research or cultivation purposes .
The environment of the archipelago was completely different from the one of the continent, some materials could only be found there .
The Shandal Empire didn't have a specific reason to colonize the islands, it simply did that because the other two big nations were doing it .

That's why it sent old and retired soldiers, their professions varied from the slave trade to anything they could get their hands on, leading to a disorganized control over the territory .
The Papral nation, instead, had a strict code of conduct .
Its cultivators emphasized balance and diligence, leading to a large number of minor crimes .
Simply speaking, the Papral nation used the Coral archipelago as a prison without bars, it would just send troublesome cultivators there and leave them be .
Yet, that was the situation of a long time ago .
Time had passed since the archipelago was colonized and the different factions slowly merged to form a more uniform political situation .
It couldn't be helped, every human had its own ambitions, being far away from the landmass gave them a lot of freedom .
Little by little, the citizens of the archipelago began to feel like an independent country, forcing the rulers on the continent to enforce a stricter control over their envoys .
Each one of the three big nation sent some trusted representatives to take control of their respective factions, restoring the barriers between the countries .
However, once an idea was created, it was almost impossible to destroy it .

Whispers about independence still resounded in the islands, the rumors spoke about an underground organization that secretly interfered with the powers sent by the continent .
"What's the name of this organization?"
Noah became extremely interested once the conversation with Cody reached that point .

Noah was a criminal in the Utra nation, the Royals had a complete profile of his strength .
Also, he was wanted in the Empire, even if it wasn't aware of his facial features, it still knew his abilities .
'I had initially thought that I would be joining some minor organization controlled by the Papral nation . Yet, between another big country and an underground society, I obviously prefer the latter . '
Noah knew himself, there was a high chance that he would become an enemy of the Papral nation too if he was to become too close to it .
Yet, an underground organization was perfect for his plans .
'Its members must be constantly hiding from the ruling powers, meaning that I can be as secretive as I want . Also, it might have a way to smuggle people back in the continent without alerting the big nations . '

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Noah didn't forget his purpose .
He needed to reach a country where he could gather resources and develop, the Efrana nation was the best choice according to the information that he had .
However, he wasn't so delusional to think that he could simply fly toward the Papral nation and then walk to Efrana, the events in the Odrea nation had clearly proven that feat impossible .
That's why he had decided to join some organization that could lead him back to the continent while he was still flying over the sea .
Yet, realizing that a secret society existed had opened a more suitable path to him .
"My Lord, I'm just a simple sailor, how would I know matters related to those powerful forces?"
Cody didn't answer his question, he lowered his gaze on the golden cup full of wine and began to eat again .
'That's a lie . '
Noah was sure of that fact .
He had lived in a place that had secret organizations, the citizens there simply called them gangs .

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He knew that the name of those gangs was well known in the minds of the common citizens, a name could inculcate more fear, it created a real threat .
Noah showed some displeasure, he silently sipped from his cup, keeping his gaze on the fat man in front of him .
Little by little, he showed more of his aura, Cody's habitation became colder as time passed .
Cody was a rank 2 cultivator in the gaseous stage with a rank 4 body, he wasn't weak for the average level of the cultivators in the human ranks .
However, in front of Noah's rank 3 sea of consciousness, he could only lower his head, his face began to exude cold drops of sweat that fell on the plates below him .
After a few minutes, Cody couldn't handle the silence anymore and sighed while placing down his cutlery .
"My Lord, you have to promise that you will never tell that I've revealed this information to you . "
Cody seemed extremely serious as he spoke those words, Noah couldn't help but be slightly surprised by that .
'It's just a name, why is he so worried?'
Those thoughts didn't prevent him from nodding at Cody to accept his condition .
Cody lowered his head and used one hand to prevent the sound of his words to disperse in the room before he finally whispered a name .
"The organization is called Hive . "