Chapter 983: Deployment
The borders of the desert and the forest were distinct and very discernible. One side glistened with golden sand while the other side was lush green plants.
“You plan on stopping the scorpions here?” Bai Qingqing asked.
She followed behind Winston but was caught unexpectedly by him suddenly stopping and b.u.mped into his st.u.r.dy back.
“Ah!” Bai Qingqing covered her forehead and let out a cry.
Winston quickly turned back and rubbed her head, saying apologetically, “I was too engrossed in thinking. To think that I didn’t notice you.”
Bai Qingqing shook her head and smiled, saying, “It’s fine. Are you going to stop the scorpions here? How are you planning to do that? By setting up traps?”
Beastmen were straightforward. How else would they stop them? Of course, they’d do physical combat and stop them with physical strength.
Winston asked curiously when he heard the unfamiliar term “trap” from his mate, “What is this trap you’re talking about?”
He only asked casually and wasn’t expecting a reply. However, Bai Qingqing was so surprised that her eyes opened wide, making her already big eyes even more spirited. Those clear eyes were filled with disbelief.
That couldn’t be. Did the beastman not have the concept of setting up traps? Would it be bad if she were to give them this idea? Was it too unfair to use scheming means to deal with enemies?
Bai Qingqing hesitated for a moment before explaining things. In the end, she still decided to leave it to the beastmen.
“Traps mean to make feigns and let the enemies fall for the bait, thereby increasing the chances of success. For example, when hunting, we can dig a hole and place some food on top of the hole, baiting the prey to eat them and then falling into the hole. If sharpened wooden rods are placed in the hole, then the prey would be stabbed to death directly. There won’t be any need to use strength. Isn’t it convenient?”
When Bai Qingqing saw that Winston knew nothing about traps, she started feeling proud as she shared these things. Seeing the solemn expression on Winston’s face, her heart sank and her proud feelings instantly dissipated.
Winston felt fear, seeming to be worried for himself. Bai Qingqing felt scared while also finding it strange.
She heard him say, “Thankfully, no one uses them.”
Bai Qingqing was stunned. She only used the traps set up for hunting as an example. She wasn’t asking Winston to use this to harm other beastmen. Who would fall for it?
However, after seeing his expression after fear, Bai Qingqing was even more stunned. There might really be beastmen who would fall for that.
Winston gave it some thought before saying, “We can give this method a try, but we’d only be able to kill one each time. It’s not suitable. Forget it.”
Bai Qingqing was speechless.
Was Winston really considering using food to lure the scorpion beastmen to fall into the traps? Why was it that this war… had a hint of ridicule to it?
Influenced by him, Bai Qingqing’s mind was filled with the scenes of forest traps from the television shows and movies that she had watched. However, none of them were suitable. There were too many scorpions, and they must be killed in hordes. Water and fire were the best options.
Bai Qingqing quickly gave up on the idea of setting up traps, switching to consider how fire and water could be used.
“The village’s walls are the most crucial. We can dig a waterway outside the walls. With that, the small scorpions wouldn’t be able to crawl their way in.” With Winston’s scary trap consideration, Bai Qingqing now said this with confidence.
As expected, Winston’s expression turned to enlightenment. He looked at her with a gaze filled with admiration. “You’re really smart to have thought of a way so quickly.”
Bai Qingqing felt embarra.s.sed by the praise.
Winston immediately sent people to dig cavities and guided water over.
After the war, they could still draw the water in the village. It’d be a lot more convenient for people to get drinking water then.
In consideration that scorpions excelled in digging sand pa.s.sageways and thus could dig underground tunnels into the village, they then visited Harvey, who was familiar with medicine and even poison.