Transcending the Nine Heavens Chapter 149
The moment Diwu Qing Rou woke up, there was already news waiting for him. Golden Horse Riders Department’s number one King level master had been waiting to talk to him in his study for more than two hours. Official Gao, Official Han and Official Cheng were waiting there even longer than that.
Diwu Qing Rou frowned slightly then leisurely ate his breakfast before going to his study.
This was Diwu Qing Rou’s way. He always believed that no matter what great events occurred, one should never lose composure. Therefore, he would casually do what he had to do, and carefully plan what he had to plan. No matter what, he would not make a hasty decision.
If things were done hastily, there would be oversights.
And Diwu Qing Rou would never allow himself to make any mistakes.
Seeing Diwu Qing Rou enter the study, four people stood up and said in unison, “Minister!”
“Ah, sit down!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and nodded. He walked toward his seat and slowly sat down. Then he said, “King level master Jing, what happened? Even you have lost your composure? After so many years, this is the first time I see you like this!”
The person facing him was an old person of more than sixty years; he seemed very scholarly at first glance. His face was pale and his hair was gray. His eyes were calm like some saintly, well-learned scholar. At a glance, no one would think that this kindly looking old man was the number one leader of Golden Horse Riders Department, ninth grade King level master Jing Meng Hun.
Jing Meng Hun smiled sadly and said, “We have unexpected news! I was in such a rush that I did not have time to prepare; I am so worried that I lost my composure!”
“Huh? So worried you lost your composure? News from King level master Yin?” Diwu Qing Rou slowly brought up the cup of tea in front of him and gently blew on the tea leaves floating on the surface; he said softly, “What happened to Yin Wu Fa?”
A look of admiration immediately appeared on the faces of Han Bu Chu and the others. Diwu Qing Rou did not know what happened, but looking at their faces, he could clearly tell that something had happened to Yin Wu Fa. This keen sense and sharp wit was possessed by very few people.
“According to the news we received, Yin Wu Fa was severely injured, his life is in danger.” Jing Meng Hun took a deep breath. With a grave face, he said, “He battled with King of Hell Chu for a while, and they both lost!”
“King of Hell Chu? He battled with King level master Yin and they both lost?” Diwu Qing Rou’s countenance finally changed. He stopped blowing the tea and said solemnly, “How could King of Hell Chu have this much ability?”
Meanwhile, the other three looked puzzled; even Jing Meng Hun’s countenance had a troubled look.
King of Hell Chu might have been mysterious, but no one thought that he had the power to battle with Yin Wu Fa.
Yin Wu Fa was a sixth grade King level master after all.
“This note was written by Yin Wu Fa’s own hand.” Jing Meng Hun pulled out a piece of paper stained with blood. Only looking at this piece of paper was enough to imagine how serious Yin Wu Fa’s injuries were.
Instead of taking this paper, Diwu Qing Rou frowned and said, “Yin Wu Fa was severely injured, why did he bother to write this himself? Are his two Revered Martial Artists dead? Is there no one else with him?”
“No! It is just that our intelligence on King of Hell Chu is not congruent.” Jing Meng Hun continued helplessly, “We have all been fooled by King of Hell Chu. All the information on him is false!”
“All of it is false?” Diwu Qing Rou finally nodded. Han Bu Chu took that paper and brought it to Diwu Qing Rou’s hand.
“Eldest brother…” From those first words, it could be seen that this note was written by Yin Wu Fa for Jing Meng Hun.
“I am in Iron Cloud living on my last dying breath, but… the enemy is cunning; his tactics are hard to predict. It is hard to describe.” These few words were enough to make Diwu Qing Rou pensive.
“Official Chu is extremely cunning; everyone thinks that he is a youth and does not know what he really looks like.” Then Yin Wu Fa proceeded to carefully repeat everything Chu Yang told him about the appearance of the Hei Mo King level master.
“I finally know that those rumors can’t be trusted. King of Hell Chu is a Sword King. I went to Cloud Gate Inn and fought with him. We both lost; I was stabbed nine times, and Official Chu received eleven punches from me. All of his bones are broken and he is in critical condition. If you want to completely eliminate him, now is the best time!”
“There are more than ten Revered Martial Artists by Official Chu’s side. This massive strength is also not consistent with our intelligence.”
“The spy network in Iron Cloud is almost completely broken. King of Hell Chu has already dealt with seventeen people. If we don’t eliminate him now, there will be great misfortune!”
The content of Yin Wu Fa’s note made Diwu Qing Rou’s brows wrinkle tightly together! According to Yin Wu Fa, all the information they had obtained were like fantasies and could not be trusted!
The information I have should not be false, but this note contains information that Yin Wu Fa traded for with his own life. What has happened?
King of Hell Chu is a King level master; moreover, a sixth grade King level master. This is too ridiculous!
“This is too ridiculous!” Diwu Qing Rou snorted and said, “Give me your views on this!”
Jing Meng Hun let out a dry cough and went first, “At first, I thought the same. But this blood letter in front of us is clearly not a ploy from King of Hell Chu. Moreover, King of Hell Chu did not know Third Brother’s strength.”
When these words were spoken, everyone nodded in agreement. If this letter was a forgery, the fact that it had Yin Wu Fa’s seal would mean that the enemies must have captured him to do this. Given Yin Wu Fa’s strength, he would be able to at least escape if he could not fight. Moreover, masters at this level, even without any hope left, would choose death over being captured.
Even an Emperor level master who could kill a King level master easily would have little chance of capturing one alive.
“I believe…” Gao Sheng coughed and said, “This letter of blood, there are many things here that we need to analyze…”
“For example, here! We know that King of Hell Chu created a web of confusion, but some things we know are true. Chu Yang did join with Du Shi Qing’s group after leaving Beyond the Heavens Sect. Plus, he had met Tie Bu Tian outside of Iron Cloud Citadel. And after Tie Bu Tian returned, he immediately sent people to search for Chu Yang.”
“With these, we have investigated and verified with more than thirty people. They have all verified this; even Fire Saber Great Master Gao Wei Cheng has also verified this.”
“After Chu Yang entered Iron Cloud Citadel, Tie Bu Tian sent Wu Qian Qian of Beyond the Heavens Sect to come and assist him. After that, Chu Yang disappeared from Iron Cloud Citadel, and Bu Tian Pavilion has one Minister Chu. From this, we could reason that King of Hell Chu is Chu Yang! This should not be wrong!”
When Jing Meng Hun heard this, his face became crestfallen. Are you saying my martial brother risked his life to give false information?
But Gao Sheng’s discussion turned as he said, “But the information sent by King level master Yin is not fake. This information was obtained at the risk of his life; there is no doubting this!”
“Therefore, I venture to ask that perhaps Bu Tian Pavilion has two ministers?” Gao Sheng said mused, “Perhaps Chu Yang is potentially Tie Bu Tian’s decoy? And the real King of Hell Chu also has the Chu surname?”
“You mean… When Tie Bu Tian selected a master, Chu Yang happened to appear at the same time. So Tie Bu Tian used that opportunity to set up his trap?” Cheng Yun He frowned.
“He might not have necessarily intended to set up a web of confusion; this Chu Yang probably possessed some ability… resourcefulness, intelligence or pedigree… In short, Tie Bu Tian might have another Minister to supplement some lacking factors in the other person…” Gao Sheng slowly continued, “Perhaps by using such an explanation, we can make sense of this contradiction.”
“That Tie Bu Tian is probably not that thorough!” Han Bu Chu sneered, “If there is indeed two ministers, then we cannot trust any of the information.”
“I think so, too.” Cheng Yun He nodded and said, “Currently… Bu Tian Pavilion only has one minister, and it is not Chu Yang. I believe this is true!”
The three spoke their opinions and debated endlessly.
Diwu Qing Rou and Jing Meng Hun quietly sat and listened. Jing Meng Hun was feeling as if his head was becoming unraveled by this noisy gang of scholars.
And Diwu Qing Rou was also frowning. His initial trap for King of Hell Chu had become slightly shaken. After all, Yin Wu Fa was injured in a public fight. This much was true!
How did this happen?
For the first time in his life, Diwu Qing Rou felt that there was a slight disarray in his mind. Listening to his three subordinates arguing in front of him, he wondered how he would sort out this mess.
“Minister, no matter who that King of Hell Chu is, Third brother is in desperate need of support. We must immediately send people to rescue Third brother. With his serious injuries, if we don’t rescue him in time, I am afraid…” Jing Meng Hun said pensively.
These words of Jing Meng Hun made Diwu Qing Rou’s eyes brighten, “Yes, what we have heard could be fake; seeing is believing!”
Words may not be true but seeing is believing! Gao Sheng and the others were so preoccupied that they were unable to uptake anything else.
“Are the three of you done with your plans?” Diwu Qing Rou recovered his calm countenance.
“Yes!” Gao Sheng had already prepared some good plans and readily handed them over to Diwu Qing Rou.
“Ah, let’s go with plan number two!” Diwu Qing Rou took a quick glance, then quickly made a decision, “These people must be extremely careful! First, we must save Number One. Second, we must save King level master Yin and bring him safely back to Great Zhao. Third, verify the information about King of Hell Chu!”
“The first and second items are not difficult; the last one is!” Diwu Qing Rou continued, “For now, regardless of whether that King level master is King of Hell Chu or not, he is still seriously injured. We can assume that there are no more high level masters in Iron Cloud. With a little care, all these tasks could be done without difficulties.”
Diwu Qing Rou then looked up the heavens and said, “No matter who he is, the most important thing now is to rescue our people. As for King of Hell Chu, if we can’t verify the information, we still don’t need to make a move.” He grunted coldly and continued, “If King of Hell Chu or Tie Bu Tian manages to keep taking advantage the situation like this and you people keep doing things simply like this, there is a great chance that our Golden Horse Riders Department will attract an exceptionally powerful opponent!” (walkthejianghu.com)