In the early morning of the next day, Orochimaru came to find Masahiko, carrying a thick backpack behind him, he seemed like he was ready to go.
Masahiko was startled, “You brought so many things.
Halfway through, he realized that Orochimaru had to practice Sage Mode in Ryuchi Cave, and it was customary to bring some food and some other things that he might find useful there…
“Elder, if you ever ended up fighting the Great Sage Snake, please don’t forget to get me some of his blood,” Orochimaru said hoarsely, apparently since Masahiko decided to go with him, he has made some other preparations.
“I’m okay with the Great Sage Snake.” Masahiko had a black line on his face, he really wasn’t that confident saying this.
“Okay, let’s go.” Masahiko waved his hand, and Orochimaru followed.
The three little team members have been assigned a full month of Masahiko’s training missions, even though he felt that this won’t take that long.
Masahiko didn’t fly with Orochimaru, since their relationship hasn’t yet reached the point where Orochimaru would completely be relaxed while being floated by him. And the two ran all the way, heading to the west of Konoha.
The Shikkotsu Forest is southwest of Konoha, and Ryuchi Cave is in the north of the forest. Masahiko did his calculation… In short, Ryuchi Cave should be west of Konoha.
Of course, it’s impossible to determine the exact location. It took them two days to reach the western border of the Land of Fire. It was a deserted place at the edges of both the Lands of Fire and Wind.
“Elder, is this the place?” Orochimaru asked.
Masahiko frowned, looked around, then smiled,” It should be within fifty miles.”
“Fifty miles?” Orochimaru doubted.
Masahiko was actually a little embarrassed, he quickly turned his back and whispered: “Mind’s Eyes of the Kaguya!”
“Oh? There are villages in this place?”
Masahiko was surprised. He found a few weak Chakra reactions about five miles away, like the kind that civilians have.
“Come with me.” Masahiko waved his hand again, and Orochimaru followed.
The two turned around and found a small village among several peaks.
“Elder, this is…” Orochimaru looked surprised for the second time today.
Masahiko was also surprised. The people inside this village dressed up as they did during the Warring States Period as if they hadn’t been in contact with the outside world for a long time.
“What is this? Back to the Future I?” Masahiko muttered, and the two of them stepped forward and came to the vicinity of the village.
The villagers noticed them and gathered around.
“Who are you guys?!”
Their words were full of vigilance.
Masahiko frowned first, and then he felt that the few people with the weak Chakra reactions were approaching quickly.
Looking at the Masahiko suddenly widened his eyes.
“I know they were familiar. It turned out to be them!”
It was the Libra Clan from the Warring States Period. At that time, because they were deeply corrupted by the Shikkotsu Forest Nature Chakra, they asked Masahiko to seal their ability to transform. Later, they moved to this place.
“It was a blood seal, and it should be stronger from generation to generation. But why are there still people with Chakra appearing? Looking at their expressions, these people seem to be still losing control.”
Masahiko looked around with a dumbfounded expression, “It won’t be…”
Unexpectedly, Orochimaru didn’t choose to attack them, Masahiko kept his dumbfounded expression, as the villagers kept looking at him weirdly.
Masahiko thought that they must have recognized him as the hero who saved their clan, so he stood there with his head high, waiting for their gratitude.
Unexpectedly, they didn’t come to him but surrounded Masahiko with visible signs of hostility.
“Uzumaki Masahiko, I didn’t expect you to be alive, you haven’t forgotten what you did to our clan!” The leader growled.
Masahiko was stunned and looked at Orochimaru, who shrugged as he was saying, “I don’t know.”
“I didn’t forget, but did you forget?” Masahiko, who was waiting for gratitude, felt helpless by this questioning.
“Since you forgot, let us remind you!”
“Yes, please, this Grandpa is older now and has a bad memory.”
“Back then, the Seventh Patriarch entrusted you to seal our ability to transform, but you only denied us the right to use Ninjutsu, and the ability to transformation has always existed.”
Masahiko sighed, “I said that I’ve told him that you will not be able to use Chakra after that.”
“But you also said that it will seal our ability to transform” The people on the other side looked angry.
“Then you can’t blame me, I can only say that this is really unlucky.”
Masahiko didn’t know whether to cry or laugh…
The Libra Clan was simply blessed by fate. They moved out before because of the Shikkotsu Forest and its Nature Chakra that was corrupting their bodies, but they eventually ended up living in the Ryuchi Cave vicinity.
Many people tried to find the locations of three sacred lands before and failed. Yet they accidentally ditched out two of them, which can only be called “unlucky.”
After explaining, the other side looked as if they were struck by lightning, and couldn’t speak for a long time.
“If you’re leaving again, please don’t go south, Mount Myoboku is over there.”
“Elder, we can let them move to Konoha,” Orochimaru said.
Masahiko frowned at Orochimaru, who seemed kind of interested.
But Orochimaru’s suggestion gave him an idea.
“You can move to the Land of Whirlpools.” The country is still short of population, and even though his Sealing Technique is LV9, he felt that there must be another way to solve this problem, and this way, the Uzumaki will also have a relatively strong subsidiary Shinobi.
The people on the opposite side were obviously a little tempted, and couldn’t decide.
Masahiko waited for a moment, then smiled and said, “Don’t make a decision in such a hurry. We will stay here for a while. Please discuss it first.”
With that being said, Masahiko walked toward the village’s back with Orochimaru and finally sensed the Ryuchi Cave location.
Just a small mountain behind, Masahiko found a bottomless hole. His perception was fully open, and his expression was uneasy.
“This is the Ryuchi Cave, you can go by yourself.” Numerous large and small snakes appeared in his perception, and it felt a little scary.
Orochimaru wasn’t afraid, he nodded, then directly entered.
Masahiko’s was still uneasy, yet his curiosity got the better of him, and quickly chased after him…