Chapter 526: 526
As the group exited the conference room, a subtle, and somewhat stifling feeling was present within the Whispering Oak Inn .
Many of the people present were the same who had been there when they had entered the conference room, and they all looked at them without trying to hide their inquiring gazes .
Many had shock and disbelief in their eyes . They had not expected that Xue Wei would be able to walk out of the conference room alive . He had such a great treasure, but he was still alive?
The Ghost Realm was a place where strength was revered . While most ghosts were unable to go against the restrictions and slaughter in the cities, the hegemons in the Ghost Realm could not be contained by such rules .
If they wanted to kill someone, they would not be bound by any regulations . This was also why everyone was aware that robbing was quite a common occurrence .
When such a great item appeared, it would be natural that Xue Wei would have been killed, and that the treasure would have been snatched by the branch leader, but what they saw now was that not only were they all still alive, they were also having a pleasant conversation together .
“Please follow me; I will bring you back to my mansion . After I have contacted these people, I will inform you as soon as possible when I receive their answers . ”
Xue Wei nodded his head . He was genuinely grateful, not only to the branch leader, but also to the female ghost who had told them about the Whispering Oak Inn .
He was quite surprised as to how quickly they had found Li Zhiqing, and while he understood that traveling to meet her would take time, this was still preferable contrary to having to search high and low throughout the entire Ghost Realm .
Everyone had their own subtle thoughts . Xue Wei and Lan were occupied with thinking of Li Zhiqing; the female ghost was not able to overcome the shock she got when she realized that her two saviors were actually from the world of the living, and they had come to look for someone .
The branch leader was also still hoping for the best . Although he knew that the chances of him escaping the Ghost Realm were small, he did not wish to give up without trying .
The experts within the Whispering Oak Inn understood that something had happened within the conference room, which they would never know about . Many were glancing at one another, trying to see whether the others had caught upon a critical clue, but all they found was utter confusion .
Even if the branch leader wanted to get something from Xue Wei, he did not have to be so humble, did he?
It was as if he wanted to pledge his allegiance to this young man, and everyone was deeply shocked . Was this the same arrogant and overbearing ghost that caused fear to erupt in everyone’s hearts as soon as they saw him?
He was a ghost who never put on a pleasant expression, even the ones working at the Whispering Oak Inn had never seen him smile, but now he was acting so amicable .
Xue Wei’s lips twitched when he saw the disbelief in the other ghosts’ faces, and he instantly understood why . He was aware that this branch leader could kill him easily . The strength that he commanded was not to be belittled, so he understood their disbelief . He was, after all, relatively weak himself .
The branch leader completely ignored everyone else . He knew that his actions were rather extreme when compared to his usual self, but he was not bothered . Even if he were to behave like a dog, would these experts be able to say a thing about it? He was the illustrious branch leader of the Whispering Oak Inn, and no one could force him to do something he did not wish to do .
The only reason he was this dog-legged towards Xue Wei was due to the burning hope in his chest . The hope of seeing the real world, leaving this glum and depressing place, and stepping onto a much larger stage .
Even if the chance were small, he would give it his all so that he did not have regrets in the future .
The four of them exited the Whispering Oak Inn, and the branch leader began walking through the regional capital with Xue Wei by his side .
He explained many things about how the Ghost Realm worked and how one would be able to travel from one end to the other through teleportation arrays . He explained the time needed to travel through these arrays, and how it was faster to send messages than to send a person through .
The time within the Teleportation array depended on the group of people who were sent .
The larger the group, the longer it would take . When they sent a letter, it would arrive within an hour, from here to the next regional capital; however, if they sent a person, it would take a day .
If the group consisted of more than one person, it would take even longer, and it could take up to a month to arrive at their destination . While a month sounded like a long time, it was honestly nothing compared to the distance they had to travel on land .
If they were to travel with their carriage, it would take them years to cross the same distance, so everyone who had the funds would use a teleportation array .
While they were talking, they continued to walk, and while many recognized the branch leader, not many knew who Xue Wei and Lan were . The female ghost was entirely forgotten by the side .
It did not take long before the rumors began spreading in the regional capital . The Whispering Oak Inn branch leader had been seen treating a young man with respect, and everyone started guessing the identity of this young man .