Matthew turned and walked to the side of the table before he pulled out a tiny container and placed it on the table.
There was a worm the size of one’s thumb inside the container. It was extremely well-fed, and it looked pretty much like the usual worm found in farms. “This is a worm brought in from Orleans, it’s known as the tracking worm. The mother and child worms of the tracking worm work together. The one you guys are looking at now is the mother worm, and it can detect its child’s location. The spot where its head is pointed will always indicate the direction where its child is!” Matthew explained calmly.
Wilson appeared rather shocked by Matthew’s words. Wilson knew about Orleans’ voodoo clan, and he had witnessed Mr. Sanchez‘s techniques with his own eyes once. He was very well-aware of the Orleans’ voodoo clan’s abilities. If Wilson had to be honest, he still felt a little too traumatized to look at these worms. They were simply too terrifying for the regular person to deal with!
“The Orleans’ Voodoo Clan? Is there really a clan like that? I’ve heard the older people in my family talking about it. I heard that it’s an especially mysterious clan residing in Thousand Hills in Orleans. I also heard that they never leave the mountains,” Felix uttered amusedly.
Matthew chuckled. “Well, they didn’t just leave the mountains. A good number of them are even here in Eastcliff! I‘m sure Mr. Lach knows all about this.”
A rather awkward expression formed on Wilson’s face as he tried to briefly cover what had previously happened with Mr. Sanchez.
Felix’s face fell a little after listening to Wilson’s story. He then turned to look at Matthew. ”What are you trying to tell me by taking this worm out, Mr. Larson? Are you suspecting that my family is related to the Orleans’ Voodoo Clan as well?”
“It’s not your family, but Franklin. Franklin was the one who caused Donovan’s death!” Matthew explained.
Felix‘s eyes lit up almost immediately. “Do you have any proof of that?”
“Of course I do.” Matthew chuckled. “However, you guys won’t be able to accept this piece of evidence, so I will prove it using another way.”
“How?” Felix asked immediately.
Matthew pointed toward the tracking worm. “I caught someone from the Orleans’ Voodoo Clan previously, and I planted the child worm on her. I intentionally allowed her to escape, so now, we can find the location of this voodoo clan with the use of this mother worm. Do you have the guts to go with me to meet this clan, Felix?”
Felix took a deep breath before he responded in a deep voice. “Of course! What’s there to be afraid of?”
Matthew nodded in satisfaction. He picked the wooden container up before he led Felix downstairs. Matthew didn’t bring anyone else with him, and he drove with Felix in the car while they followed the direction of the worm to travel to the outskirts of the city.
Once they got close to a stand-alone building, the worm began to respond with greater movements. Matthew slowed the car down and glanced at the building that was about 30 yards away. “I’m guessing that this is the place since the worm’s reactions are so huge. We‘ll have to walk over so that we don‘t scare them off before even arriving.”
Felix took a deep breath and was about to open the car door when Matthew held him back. “You can’t just walk there like that. These are people from the Orleans’ Voodoo Clan. I’m sure they planted a good number of curses and traps around their front porch. You won‘t even know how you died If you just walked over like that!” Matthew warned in a stern voice.
“Is it that bad?“ There was a look of fear on Felix’s face.
Matthew pursed his lips together. ‘Wilson would be so much more alert if he were here instead.’
“Keep this in your hands. It will stop you from being susceptible to all the poison here.” Matthew took a bead and handed it to Felix.
Felix eyed it puzzledly. “This is just a jade bead. Is it really that amazing?”
Matthew couldn’t be bothered to explain. Jinny had worn the jade head for more than ten days. Jinny had special physical qualities, all forms of poisons and curses seemed to not have an effect on her. The jade bead had the ability to block off some poison since Jinny had worn it for quite some time. However, there was a time limit, and one could only wear it for a maximum of one day before its effects faded off. It had only absorbed a tiny bit of Jinny‘s aura, after all!