With fear within his heart, Zhou Mingli stood there. He pushed his every sense to its limit, listening for any noise of approach or anything odd. He strained his eyes against the darkness of the inside of that carriage, trying to see some hint of a trap. Yet, in the end, he did not see so much as a hint of danger and with a belief that the coast was clear he moved forward. With a knot of fear within his stomach, Zhou Mingli mounted that carriage and peered within. He gazed into the darkness of the carriage... and then he saw it.
Haphazardly turned over, the large chest laid within the carriage. It was a simple, yet, large and sturdy affair. Treated wood covering its inside while a simple bronze clasp kept the chest's lid in place. Yet, the box was seemingly jostled. Overturned with its lid upon the ground and pressed against the edge of the seat. Stretching forward, Mingli attempted to upright the affair. It was heavy. Yet, it would of been easy enough to carry alone. He could of likely bore it along the road with ease and it was that very fact which caused the knot of fear to tighten within his stomach. Turning the chest about, he brought its lid to face him and he found that clasp undone. A simple push of the lid and it fell backwards, revealing the box's contents... it was empty. The chest was empty. The bounty hunters must of taken it! Was it somewhere within their camp?..
Mingli was annoyed beyond belief now. The rodents with sticks must have the bloody bounty or someone else did. He scowled as he stepped back out of the carriage and looked around it, also keeping an eye out for threats. He wondered if someone had hid the treasure in a hole or in the brush somewhere, assuming the carriage to big a target to hide. He looked about and had his companion do so too. He just hoped no one interfered. Going back to camp was an option he really didn't like at the moment but he thought maybe he'd get lucky.
Name: Zhou Mingli
Stats: 49 - 56 -60 - 74 - 90
Skills: Artisan I, Diplomat II, Engineer I, Politician II, Poison II, Haste II
Items: Book of Shi(Jud +2), Exotic Robe(Cha +3), Jewelry(Cha +3)
Follower: Tie Shuo;76-55-69-72-36/Escort 1, Propagandist 2, Scribe 2