Chapter 442 The deputy regimental commander helps clear things up
Ren Xiaosu and the Razor Sharp Company were having a discussion on the train, and Zhang Xiaoman wondered out loud, “How did the armored brigade find us?”
“I don’t know. Could the things we took from that factory we destroyed have GPS trackers on them or something?” Jiao Xiaochen asked.
“It can’t be. We only took away some cooking oil from there and nothing else. There wasn’t really anything valuable anyway.” Zhang Xiaoman asked everyone, “Did y’all take anything with you?”
“No.” The soldiers all shook their heads. “We’re in the middle of a war, so why would we do something so stupid that we affected our comrades? We definitely did not steal anything.”
“Then could we have a spy among us?” Zhang Xiaoman scolded, “Who’s the traitor? I’ll give you a chance if you own up right now!”
“I think you look more like the spy!”
“That’s right, I also think that the captain looks like a traitor.”
A proper discussion had suddenly devolved into a nonsensical bantering. Ren Xiaosu said calmly, “There’s definitely no spy in our company. It should be a supernatural being with related powers that found us, I think? Since the Zong Consortium thinks so highly of us, and even sent an armored brigade after us, there’s no reason they would only send one supernatural being to do the job. There must be another one out there.”
If there were a spy, it would not have been so easy for them to take out the enemies at the Beiwan River and Mt. Qiangwan. The infantry regiment of Stronghold 144 would also not have found them so difficult to handle either.
Moreover, the fatality rate of the Razor Sharp Company had always been extremely high. Sending a spy in would be too risky since the spy would most likely get killed once they reached the front line. No matter how stupid the intelligence agency’s director at the Zong Consortium was, they would not place a spy in the Razor Sharp Company. There was little value in that and the chances of dying were extremely high.
It was only when Ren Xiaosu joined the Razor Sharp Company that it suddenly became a very important fighting force.
Therefore, Ren Xiaosu’s guess was that this was the doing of a supernatural being.
After all, it was very difficult for normal people to understand the miracles of supernatural beings.
“If this armored brigade still manages to find us despite our attempts to get away, then what?” Jiao Xiaochen asked. “I’ll be very disgusted if we can’t shake them off our tail.”
Just the thought of being pursued by more than 4,000 troops and not knowing when they would catch up really made them nervous.
“That supernatural being must have some way of finding us.” Ren Xiaosu frowned as he thought about it. Not even a supernatural being could be omniscient and be able to find anyone they wanted. There had to be conditions for a power like this.
The shadow clone had a maximum control range of only one kilometer, and the Shadow Door’s maximum effective distance was also at one kilometer. Therefore, he did not believe that the enemy’s supernatural being’s power was not limited by distance as well.
Actually, the person whose expertise was searching for other supernatural beings had made great contributions to the Zong Consortium.
Take, for example, the only three supernatural beings around someone like Qing Zhen. Including the one who had shielded him from the sniper attack and died, there were four of them.
This was not to say there was a lack of supernatural beings in the Qing Consortium’s territories. People like Wang Congyang and Xu Xianchu also lived under the Qing Consortium rule, but they stayed hidden by keeping a low profile as they were not willing to use their powers to work for others.
Therefore, there were still quite a lot of supernatural beings around. Ren Xiaosu felt that the number of supernatural beings within an organization’s territories should be in the double digits at least, but not all of them had been identified yet.
However, it was different at the Zong Consortium’s territories. For example, that kinda idiotic supernatural being Ren Xiaosu and the Razor Sharp Company had encountered earlier, as well as Han Yang who had been hunted down by Yang Xiaojin, they were all found by this person who could sense the existence of other supernatural beings. After locating them, they were forcefully recruited into the Zong Consortium’s military.
Of course, the Zong Consortium was not harsh on them. They were all treated very well so they could be brainwashed into serving the organization.
Meanwhile, this supernatural being who could locate other supernatural beings played too important a role. Just for this mission alone he had an entire company of recon troops assigned to protect him. This recon company was only responsible for protecting him and did not have to do anything else.
Ren Xiaosu thought for a while before turning the steam locomotive away from the Zong Consortium’s territory at full speed. He wanted to see if he could shake off this armored brigade by getting as far away from them as possible.
But after traveling for quite some time, Ren Xiaosu suddenly saw an off-road vehicle up ahead driving east. Due to the bad conditions of the road, the off-road vehicle was not moving too fast.
“Eh? Why’s an off-road vehicle all the way out here?” Zhang Xiaoman asked. “There should be no presence of the Zong Consortium’s military in this remote area.”
“I wonder who it is.” Jiao Xiaochen said, “But it’s someone from the Zong Consortium for sure, so why don’t we kill them?”
“Don’t get anxious.” Ren Xiaosu frowned and said, “Whoever’s in that off-road vehicle is definitely at least an officer. Let’s capture them and see if we can get anything from an interrogation.”
At this moment, the deputy commander of the 1237th Regiment was driving the off-road vehicle by himself to escape from the Zong Consortium’s territory. He did not even bring his wife along, or it would definitely have aroused the suspicion of others.
At this moment, his wife might just be cursing at him back at Stronghold 144.
But he had to flee! The Zong Consortium’s headquarters had suddenly said that he would be promoted to the position of regimental commander, but that damn unit from Fortress 178 was precisely targeting whoever was the regimental commander!
Although, this deputy commander wasn’t very sure of that either. It could have just been a coincidence that three of their regimental commanders were killed one after the other, but he still could not help but feel very nervous.
But while he was fleeing, he suddenly noticed the steam locomotive approaching him in the rearview mirror. Alright, that confirmed it! He was now sure that the opponent was really out to kill the commanders of the 1237th Regiment. He had fled this far away, yet they were still chasing after him! ‘This is fucking crazy! I already said that I don’t want to be the regimental commander!
However, this was also not exactly a coincidence. After all, the deputy commander was just trying to escape, while the Razor Sharp Company was doing the same too. As both parties were essentially going in the same direction, how could they not run into each other?
If the steam locomotive traveled further for another 100 kilometers or so, Ren Xiaosu would even get to see Li Shentan again.
The appearance of the steam locomotive quickly forced the off-road vehicle to stop. The deputy commander was also very decisive in doing so. He got out of the vehicle with his hands in the air. “I surrender! Don’t kill me! I already said that I won’t become the regimental commander, so why are you still pursuing me? I’m really not going to be the regimental commander!”
Ren Xiaosu and the others hopped out of the steam locomotive with puzzled looks on their faces. What the hell was this guy talking about?
“What regimental commander?” Zhang Xiaoman pointed his gun at the deputy commander and slowly approached him. “Is there anyone else in the vehicle?”
“No, there’s no one other than me!” The deputy commander was close to tears when he saw Zhang Xiaoman’s fierce expression. There were more than a 100 people surrounding him, so he felt like he wouldn’t survive this even if he had ten lives!
“What did you mean by that just now? What about the regimental commander?” Ren Xiaosu asked with a frown.
The deputy commander was also confused. “Aren’t you specifically hunting down our 1237th Regiment’s commanders?”
Zhang Xiaoman and the others looked at each other in confusion. What the hell was he going on about? When the deputy commander gave them a detailed explanation, the soldiers of the Razor Sharp Company only had two words: “Holy shit!”
“We’ve killed three regimental commanders already?!” Jiao Xiaochen was shocked.
Ren Xiaosu was extremely shocked as he listened to the deputy commander’s account. Meanwhile, the deputy commander looked at the Razor Sharp Company and thought to himself, ‘What’s with the shocked expressions on all of your faces?’
“We should at least be worthy of a Star Medal now, right?” Fu Rao mumbled.
“I bet it’s even possible that we’ll get awarded the Nebula Medal…”
Ren Xiaosu cut him off and said, “Don’t get off topic. Are there any supernatural beings within the Zong Consortium who are good at finding people?”
The deputy commander was taken aback but said, “Finding people? I don’t know about that, but I do know there’s a supernatural being who’s good at searching for other supernatural beings.”