The death of the Phil brothers cast an atmosphere of gloom over the tribe.
Their corpses were buried near the tribe, where their favourite Crunchy Grass grew.
“We bury our dead tribesmen there, so that our bodies can become nourishment for the land, to grow more food for the rest of our tribe. Their souls will also stay to protect this place, to protect their brothers and sisters of the tribe.”
The last pile of snow was shovelled over them, and Phil and Philly’s corpses completely disappeared from everyone’s sights.
Meng Jiuzhao remembered the brothers. They were still young, and were slightly playful.
When they were picking fruits today, the brother called Phil secretly stuffed Black some fruit to give him (MJZ) to eat.
They only met this morning, but who knew that he would leave the world even before night fell.
And the only reason they died was because they wanted to pick a couple more fruits. For their tribesmen QAQ
Everyone of the tribe attended their funeral. Not just in memory of the two, but also as a warning to themselves: the reindeer brothers paid for their choice with their lives.
This made the younger tribe members more aware of the cruelty of the world. They had to heed their elders’ warning not to violate any rules of nature, so that they could safely survive in this world.
After the funeral, they returned to the open space at the center of the tribe. There were other, more important things to do.
Before the brothers were buried, their remains were carefully examined.
“… This injury came from a large carnivore, even their bones were crushed…” As the most experienced butcher of the tribe, Carat was responsible for their autopsy.
“The past reindeer corpses brought back didn’t have broken bones like this. At most, their tibia shin bone was bitten through… As such, I believe that the aggressors have stronger bite force than us, at least stronger than Fendi and Andy.”
The Vash Tribe mainly consisted of carnivores, and naturally, reindeers would be hunted for meat. Of course, they only hunted those who couldn’t transform.
“That’s not all, their teeth grow towards the back, just like daggers. There’s a clear tooth mark on one of the bones.
Carat suddenly turned to Fendy, “Fendi. transform into your original form and give this bone a bite. This is a reindeer bone I collected.”
Fendi frowned, but still transformed and bit the bone as Carat had told him to.
After receiving the freshly bitten bone, Carat carefully felt the area which Fendi bit, before saying to everyone in confirmation, “As expected, the teeth of those attackers are even longer than a saber-tooth tiger’s. As such, I think that they should also be larger than them.”
Once he finished, everyone in the open-space went silent.
They knew what he meant.
Andy and Fendi were the strongest beastmen in their tribe. But how could there be an even larger and stronger creature?
“Stop joking around… How can there be such a person?” Immediately, someone made a hollow laugh.
No one else echoed his words. Phil’s injuries were all clearly seen. They were beyond normal injuries. Phil and his brother were simply torn to pieces! Most of their bones were eaten, with only the toughest few pieces left behind.
“I saw those monsters!” Sita stood up from the outermost area.
Her words shook their minds and immediately attracted everyone’s attention.
“Really?” Holstein was taken aback.
When they found her, she was sitting next to the bonfire with nothing around her. They only thought she had separated from the team and was lucky not to run into those creatures. The entire way back, Sita didn’t say anything either, just looking very tired. Who would have thought that she actually ran into them!
Tooth, who was the best artist of the tribe, was dragged out.
According to Sita’s descriptions, the true appearance of the brutal aggressors appreared on the stone slate, stroke by stroke.
Everyone couldn’t help gathering around Tooth. Finally, they could see their enemy’s appearance!
“They look so familiar…” Holstein frowned.
“We’ve definitely seen them somewhere!” Fendi crossed his arms.
“…” Andi’s sight couldn’t help drifting to Louis.
“Ah! Didn’t Tooth just draw this cub!?” Someone finally discovered the truth.
Louis, who was dozing off on Meng Jiuzhao’s body, immediately became the center of everyone’s attention.
Perhaps because everyone’s gazes were too intense, Louis nuzzled against Meng Jiuzhao, turning his body to face the opposite direction and continued sleeping.
The appearance of the aggressor drawn by Tooth was actually an elongated version of Louis! Please remember the art skills of our dear friend tooth: in chapter 33, his portrait of MJZ was a big circle with 3 dots XD
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I won’t be available next week to update but I’ll come back on Christmas. Thanks for waiting (●’◡’●)