After a pause, the leader of the mercenary regiment continued saying, “Going the long way is the commander-in-chief of Dorodo’s city defense army, Jagoan Jagoan, his subordinate, Jagoan, and several city defense soldiers.”
“So we…” The person nearby asked, but they already knew the answer.
Their leader had said they might not be able to catch up with Shania, who took the shortcut, if they went after her. They had a good chance of catching up with Jagoan and Jagoan, who took the long way.
Even if they caught up with Shania, so what?
Shania was only the mayor’s daughter, not the mayor of Dorodo. Even if they captured or killed her, it would not be of much use.
On the other hand, Jagoan was the commander-in-chief of Dorodo’s city defense army. He was accompanied by the chiliarch, Jagoan.
In this case, Jagoan and Jagoan were worth much more than Shania, who was likely out of reach now.
“Let’s go after Jagoan and Jagoan! We must catch or kill them. That way, Dorodo will be in chaos!”
The leader of the mercenary regiment snapped before whipping the horse and chasing after Jagoan and the rest in the distance.
100 members of the mercenary regiment followed. Thick clouds of smoke instantly rose on the narrow road.
Jagoan was behind Jagoan and all the city defense soldiers.
The reason he was in the back rather than in the front was he could detect where the mercenary regiment was and how far they were from him and others.
If the enemy attacked with arrows, he could also help the city defense soldiers to fend off the enemy. That would prevent the loss of city defense soldiers. After all, the ten city defense soldiers and five personal guards had their role to play. They could not die.
“Commander, what’s next?” Jagoan asked.
It was because he had noticed the stray mercenary regiment chasing up from behind.
Watching hundreds of people chasing up, Jagoan was unafraid, but the city defense soldiers and personal guards in front of him showed fear.
“Into the woods!” Jagoan said solemnly.
“Into the woods? Okay!” Without hesitation, Jagoan quickly nodded heavily.
He had already understood what Jagoan meant. Whether the stray mercenary regiment would catch up with them on a road without obstacles was only a matter of luck. It depended on the horses they rode.
However, there was room to maneuver in the mountains. They could do anything they wanted.
Jagoan and Jagoan turned their horses around and headed into the woods with ten city defense soldiers and five personal guards.
The stray mercenary regiment running after them saw this from a distance and looked furious.
The leader of the mercenary regiment snapped, “Damn it. These guys are f*cking cunning. They’re harder to catch than foxes!”
“Sir, are we going into the woods too?” A subordinate asked.
Hundreds of mercenaries followed Jagoan and Jagoan into the woods. However, they found that Jagoan and the others had disappeared after entering the dense forest.
Dense trees in mountain forests provided the best cover. Although horses were limited in speed in such places, Jagoan and others could hide as much as they liked with the cover and protection of trees.
The face of the leader of the mercenary regiment darkened instantly as he realized his situation.