The four beasts were completely ignoring Jack and Rudy as if they were already certain that the two of them would not be able to reveal any of their secrets.
Orgh shouted, “Olalo, you speak up! Stye is just purposely trying to blame me! It’s already not the first time he’s spoken like that! It’s so annoying! Once I get the reward and my skills improve, I’ll never stay on the same team as you again!”
Stye seemed agitated when he heard that.
His wings started to speed up, “Improving your skills? With your talents? Can you not joke around like that so much?”
Listening to their conversation, it was evident that their intelligence was on par with humans.
Jack frowned as he whispered to Rudy, “These demon spirit beasts are far too different from what we’ve heard of from others. I feel like these beasts aren’t just as intelligent as humans, but their skills don’t seem average either. They even managed to form groups and move around like humans. Why didn’t we ever hear of that? Is our information lacking, or did anyone not know about it at all?!”
The situation was far too different from what Jack expected. He even sniffed a plot at hand.
After the four beasts quarreled for a long time, the one with a panther body finally roared impatiently.
“Can the four of you shut up?! What’s the point of arguing so much right now? If you screw up the task, the king won’t let any of you off! The two of you have quite a lot of blood in you. The king might just suck it all dry!”
The moment that was said, the two beasts immediately stopped bickering.
The threat behind those words was incredibly heavy to the two of them. Not only did they shut up, their lips even trembled slightly. There was fear in their eyes.
It was obvious that the two of them were incredibly scared of that so-called king.
Jack frowned. From their words, he realized that something was wrong. After they stopped fighting, the beasts looked at Jack and Rudy again.
The panther-like beast was called Setia and was the strongest amongst the four, “A human that we can’t see through, and a human piece of trash. How did the two of you end up together?”
It was speaking to Jack. Rudy’s face darkened when he was called trash. Even though he was self-aware, he still did not like being called trash.
Jack frowned as he looked at the beast, “You don‘t seem to be afraid of humans? The information I received was different. Did you just hide it too well?”
The four beasts started laughing out loud when they heard that. Their laughter was heard throughout the forest.
Rudy could not help but shrink back when he heard that. They were beasts with human heads, and they were laughing so hard. It was an incredibly chilling sight.
Orgh said as it laughed, “You humans really are simple-minded. You think whatever anyone lets you see is real. We’ve been in this space for so many years. We’re no longer those demon spirit beasts that only know how to run away…”
“We’ve already gained intelligence no lower than humans. As long as we absorb enough blood, our abilities will improve! You see us as prey, and we see you as prey too!”