Chapter 507: The Human-Rabbit Hybrid Clan’s Secret (1)
“My guess is that they were discovered by ravenous wolves, after which they then migrated. After the black rain, food was scarce, and many wild animals went crazy with hunger. The human-rabbit hybrid clan had been targeted once before. They were highly likely targeted again this time,” Advisor Jun carefully analyzed.
In the past when food was adequate in the Secret Realm, the wild animals were not very willing to go up against the human-beast hybrids. Things were no longer the same now since the black rain disaster. Ravenous wild animals had become extremely vicious. Sometimes even the Eagle Clan members had to go around them.
“What you said is likely to have happened. Can you locate the direction which they’ve migrated to?” Yun Jiuge asked.
“It appears as if they’ve departed for quite awhile. It’ll be rather hard to find them,” Advisor Jun paused for a while before he continued saying, “I don’t understand why you’re so attached to the human-rabbit hybrid clan?” If it was because Guo’er was pregnant, the other Eagle Clan members’ also had pregnant partners. The Cattle Clan and Horse Clan were equally pitiable and also waiting to be saved.
Furthermore, compared to the human-rabbit hybrid clan, the Cattle Clan and Horse Clan were stronger and more capable. Advisor Jun did not understand why Yun Jiuge sought far and wide for something that lay close at hand.
“Because I don’t like to give up halfway.” At first, Yun Jiuge had given priority to the human-rabbit hybrid clan and chose to come here because she really thought they were unbelievably cute.
However, after seeing these scenes in front of her, she felt that the human-rabbit hybrid clan had not migrated due to the threat of ravenous wolves. There must have been other reasons.
At this time, Guo’er walked out of the cave with the support of A’gu. She even held a plaque-sized wooden plank and said to Yun Jiuge, “Miss Yun, my clan did not migrate. Instead, they left because of a sudden disaster. Take a look at this plaque — it’s a sign for us to quickly run away.”
Yun Jiuge took the brown plaque and found that there were broken marks as well as a blood-stained tooth mark. It looked like it had been left by a bite from a rabbit’s teeth.
“This is the plaque that our clan leader often carried on him. He had probably bitten off the wooden plaque before he was injured, in order to warn us,” Guo’er forced herself to hold back her tears as she begged Yun Jiuge, “Miss Yun, I know my request is very insolent, but I implore you to save my clan and people. They are very capable and exceedingly kind. They will certainly be of great help to you in the future.”
Guo’er felt incredibly nervous when she said these words. Their human-rabbit hybrid clan’s only merits were that they could hear at long distances and run fast. They were far inferior when compared to the Eagle Clan and human-snake hybrids. She was not sure whether Miss Yun would be satisfied based on this.
“Was this grass planted by your human-rabbit hybrid clan?” Yun Jiuge suddenly glanced at the incomparably dense wild grass, which was obviously much more exuberant than anywhere else.
Guo’er stared blankly for a moment before she hurriedly nodded and said, “Yes, we transplanted fresh wild grass from other places and planted them in front of the cave. There’s a piece of land in the back, specially reserved for the carrots used to feed cubs.”
Yun Jiuge looked at the carrot in her hand and felt her heart burst with joy. These human-rabbit hybrids were absolutely talented in planting.
“Miss Yun, the attack is just Guo’er’s guess. I still feel that they have already migrated. There’s no need to waste time looking for them,” said Advisor Jun, insisting on his own view.
“Even if they have migrated, I still want to find them because they’re important to me. If you are unwilling to, then let the human-snake hybrid clan find them,” Yun Jiuge replied flatly.
She was preparing to grow large areas of foodstuffs. These human-rabbit hybrids would definitely be the best helpers.
But Yun Jiuge did not plan to explain these matters now. She wanted to see the obedience level of the Eagle Clan.
“Miss Yun, since you want to find the human-rabbit hybrid clan, I’ll track them down — even if they’ve gone to the ends of the earth,” Advisor Jun hastened to show that he did not have the slightest inclination to defy Yun Jiuge.
“Alright.” Yun Jiuge was rather satisfied with Advisor Jun’s attitude.
“In that case, shall we branch out in four directions to look for them?” Advisor Jun said, acceding.
The speed of the human-rabbit hybrid clan’s course was still amazingly fast, and they had always been cunning. One had to put in a lot of effort in order to find them.
“No need for that,” said Yun Jiuge, shaking her head. She tapped the Spiritual Beast Bag to let out the Treasure-hunting Scorpion.
“Master, do you want me to look for a treasure? Oh, my goodness, what is this place? Why is it so smelly?!” The Treasure-hunting Scorpion, which had gotten fatter, almost fell over when assaulted by the smell of the Death Energy in the Secret Realm after crawling out.
“This is a Spirit Restricting Area. Can you help me find the owner of this carrot?” Yun Jiuge put the carrot in front of the Treasure-hunting Scorpion, as if it were a dog.
“I’ll try.” The Treasure-hunting Scorpion had not received Yun Jiuge’s summon for a long time, so even if it were a small matter, it dared not take it lightly.
The Treasure-hunting Scorpion was seen using its pincers to cut a small piece of the carrot and putting it in its mouth to chew. Then it drilled into the ground and randomly went around in a circle before coming out to say to Yun Jiuge, “I’ve found the scent of the carrot. But they ran from inside the cave. I can’t bore through the piece of rock!”
Yun Jiuge remembered the tunnels in the cave, going in all directions like they were made by groundhogs.
She had thought earlier that those tunnels were for food storage. Could it be that they were for escaping?
But those tunnels were so narrow. How could the human-rabbit hybrid clan have passed through them?
Yun Jiuge could not help being surprised as she looked at Guo’er’s figure, which was small and short, but at least she was of a normal female’s height.
Guo’er felt Yun Jiuge’s gaze on her. She bit the insides of her cheek and said, “Miss Yun, to be honest, we, the human-rabbit hybrid clan, can completely change into the shape of rabbits.”
“Impossible.” Before Yun Jiuge could speak, Advisor Jun was unable to control himself and interrupted, “Only our Eagle Clan’s Royal Highness can completely transform his shape.”
“Guo’er?” A’gu stared at his own partner in a daze. He suddenly recalled the first time they met when he first discovered a small white rabbit.
He tried to catch that small rabbit, but it bolted with one leap.
By the time he flew back, the rabbit was gone. Only Guo’er was left, unconscious on the ground.
Guo’er bit her lips and did not speak. Next, she suddenly glowed with a very faint golden light.
With a popping sound, Guo’er disappeared. Only an adorable small rabbit was left behind on the ground.
With white velvety fur, long ears, red eyes, and a three-valve mouth, it was the most common form of a rabbit.
“Guo’er?” Yun Jiuge was so surprised that she scooped up the soft rabbit.
The small rabbit nodded and said, “Miss Yun, we’re not deliberately hiding this from you. But Clan Leader Granny said that we can’t let outsiders know about this ability, or else we’ll be eaten as ordinary rabbits.”
“Your Clan Leader Granny is right,” said Yun Jiuge as she smiled and opened her Spiritual Eye to carefully observe Guo’er in the animal form.
She only saw that Guo’er’s body was shrouded in a very faint golden light. Although she had a Subconscious mind, it was too faint. It was a stark contrast compared to A’dai’s.
Even so, Yun Jiuge was still extremely excited. As long as she found the human-rabbit hybrid clan’s clan leader and waited for A’dai to wake up, she would be able to find a way to decipher the mysterious force.