Transcending the Nine Heavens Chapter 290-292
Looking at the closed door, Jing Meng Hun could only feel all the hatred rising in his heart. In this recent time period, every mission of Golden Horse Riders Department had failed in the hands of King of Hell Chu. Out of four King level leaders, one was handicapped, and one had lost his life!
Among ninth grade Revered Martial Artists, they had lost no less than ten. In terms of core powers, dozens had also died! Even a few day days ago, in this very room, he only said one line and was scolded by his opponent like a servant!
All of these things were caused by this one person!
Today, you will meet retribution!
Jing Meng Hun's eyes flashed with hatred and gratification. His breathing paused. All of a sudden, he gently raised his left arm majestically without making a noise! Everyone behind him understood and lowered their bodies.
Finally, a loud bang came from the window!
This was the sound of Yin Wu Tian forcefully smashing the window to pieces.
Yin Wu Tian had made his move!
Jing Meng Hun did not hesitate. With the unstoppable momentum of lightning, he kicked the door with the force of thunder. Bang! The door to the room broke into pieces and shot straight into the room.
Jing Meng Hun immediately stepped into the room. He commandingly yelled out, "King of Hell Chu! Surrender yourself up! Hahaha…"
Inside the flying rubble, time and space seemed to have become blurred at this moment. Nothing was very clear. Only a silhouette of the person facing him could be seen. This person was also holding a battle-ready stance! Bam! They palmed each other. The person facing him suddenly yelled out in terror, "Big brother! It's me!"
Yin Wu Tian!
Jing Meng Hun let out a scream from shock. He waved his sleeve, and all of the chaotic debris in the air immediately cleared away and flew to the side. The view of the room became clear right away.
From behind him and the window in front of him, the martial experts of Golden Horse Riders Department poured into this room with icy killing aura surrounding from their entire bodies!
Jing Meng Hun stared and almost choked. Everyone who advanced in also maintained the same action; they stared in one direction with gaping mouths.
In that place, there was a desk and a chair. On the chair was a rolled up comforter. Surprisingly, there was a rope tying the top making it look exactly like a neck of a person. The posture looked exactly like that of a person who was contemplating…
Besides this, there was nobody in sight!
Jing Meng Hun whipped his head around and suddenly grabbed the neck of the bastard standing next to him. He asked ferociously, "Where is he?"
"I am talking to you!" Jing Meng Hun flipped his hand. Bam! This Revered Martial Artist's head flipped back. He spat out blood, and a handful of teeth clattered on the ground. He became unconscious.
He could not have picked a better time to be unconscious!
He had avoided answering this question that he had no answers for.
"Useless!" Jing Meng Hun tossed him to the ground and yelled furiously.
"There is a letter here." Yin Wu Tian stood on the side with an icy countenance.
This was a very ordinary letter. This was written on the outside of the envelope: Dear Prime Minister Diwu; Chu Yang thanks you!
"Chu Yang! Chu Yang!" All of the blood inside Jing Meng Hun's body immediately rushed to his head. He stared at this letter and yelled, "So this was King of Hell Chu! Motherf*!"
At this very moment, an icy voice rang out, "King level leader Jing, has this door of Heaven Reaching Tower sinned against you? You smashed it. Is your hatred that great?"
Jing Meng Hun immediately turned around. At the door, he saw a very fat man standing there and staring at him coldly.
His usual money-making demeanor had disappeared. In place of it was something ready to erupt!
The manager of Heaven Reaching Tower, Du Fa Cai!
"Manager Du? I have nothing against you people, this person staying at Heaven Reaching Tower is an Iron Cloud spy! Moreover, he is my mortal enemy!" Jing Meng Hun said gravely, "Manager Du, you owe me an explanation!"
"Explanation? Hahaha…" Du Fa Cai laughed icily, "Jing Meng Hun, you should understand it! Heaven Reaching Tower does not belong to Great Zhao! Don't even mention anything about Iron Cloud spies; even someone who killed your dad and stole your wife would be my precious guest if he has gold and silver! I don't need to explain anything to you. On the contrary, my Heaven Reaching Tower requires an explanation from you!"
"Even Golden Horse Riders Department… cannot cause trouble here!" Du Fa Cai said coldly, "Even your boss… Diwu Qing Rou… cannot do this!"
Du Fa Cai's eyes flashed with a terrifying light as he looked at Jing Meng Hun calmly.
Jing Meng Hun's countenance became difficult to look at in a blink of an eye. He had just realized that the person in front of him was not someone to be pushed around.
This was a Bamboo person!
A person of the greatest dark force in Middle Three Heavens! If he went against them and angered that crazy woman, Jun Xi Zhu, she would definitely not mind bringing all of the dark forces in Middle Three Heavens down to Lower Three Heavens for training.
As the leader of the dark forces, this Dark Bamboo only somewhat cared about rules. In most cases, she never allowed rules to govern her!
Therefore, among all of the powers in Middle Three Heavens, only Dark Bamboo's forces could come down to Lower Three Heavens to make money.
The reason was simple: Who has ever seen gangsters obeying the law?
It was fortunate that they were only making money. If they wanted to do other things, the consequences would be unimaginable.
Diwu Qing Rou was sitting in his manor. Facing him was Gao Sheng.
Since the great clans of Middle Three Heavens entered Continent Center, Gao Sheng became a reclusive hermit. If he had to go outside, he would go with his face covered. Even his servants had to cover their faces.
He would not allow anyone to recognize him.
This eldest young master Gao had a burden in his heart! That burden was Gao Sheng's nightmare. While that nightmare had yet to appear, Gao Sheng did not dare make a mistake.
What misfortune! Gao Sheng had lamented to himself endlessly.
Each time he thought of that Miss Hu Yan, young master Gao felt like he just swallowed a fly. It was a kind of horrible thing that just made him want to puke.
"Prime Minister, do you think that they will be capture King of Hell Chu in this mission?" Gao Sheng asked.
"Right now, we can only say that young master Chu is a fake; we cannot say that he is King of Hell Chu." Diwu Qing Rou said calmly, "Before King level leader Jing returns, anything is possible."
"This mission has been carefully planned; with such a massive force, do you still think that something unexpected could happen?" Gao Sheng asked in surprise. In his mind, there was absolutely no flaw in this mission.
It would be difficult for King of Hell Chu to escape even if he could fly!
"Whenever you do something, you have to use all of your efforts. At the same time, you have to do it in the best possible way and reduce the endless joy from expectations of success. You must use all of your efforts to think about all the mishaps you might run into…!" Diwu Qing Rou said somberly, "That way, you would have the chance to reap in your rewards! Even if you succeed as you expected, it will bring you joy and fulfillment!"
"Any sort of arrogance or overconfidence could lead to failure. Furthermore, with your frame of mind, failure would create an unbearable shock to your psyche!"
Diwu Qign Rou looked deeply at Gao Sheng and said, "Gao Sheng, you must remember this point."
Gao Sheng became pensive; he muttered those words and nodded his head.
"In all of history, countless heroic leaders have had to face the shock of failure! In the eyes of the world, at that point and time, they could not be destroyed by such shock. But things change. Who would have predicted them? Before those heroic leaders could rise up from such shock, their troops failed, and their entire campaigns were lost! Do you know why?"
"Their expectations were too great? Their ambitions got the better of them?" Gao Sheng asked in puzzlement.
"Yes and no." Diwu Qing Rou said, "It is because they made themselves fail! They thought that victory was secure in their grasp. Perhaps when they were planning their battle, they were planning their victory as well… But the moment of failure is most dangerous! Before then, thousands of failures could not shock a person, but at that moment, it is totally damaging!"
"So, throughout history, there were many such battles. Later generations have studied and asked questions, but there were no answers. Because no matter how you see it, failure was not possible! But they still failed. Battle strategists call these mystery cases. But there was one thing: those leaders' minds were muddled; they caused themselves to fail. So any decisions they made were wrong! Failure was inevitable!"
"I also do not want to fail this time!" Diwu Qing Rou said casually, "So I never think about winning!"
"I understand!" Gao Sheng was completely convinced.
The moment closest to success was also the moment people were most sensitive. If they had to face shock…
Diwu Qing Rou said that was the moment when it would be most difficult to control one's mental faculty!
"I you want to traverse Middle Three Heavens later, this will be very important to you." Diwu Qing Rou said slowly.
Right at that moment, a servant came in and reported, "Prime Minister, General Manager Lu from the royal palace came with a royal decree."
"Royal decree?" Diwu Qing Rou frowned. These words were truly unfamiliar. Since His Majesty took him into his trust, to when he became suspicious of him, to when he became guarded against him, to when he hated him… He never received any royal decree.
How was it that a royal decree came at such a time?
"Let him in!" Diwu Qing Rou said.
Not long after, general manager Lu Ren Jia wobbled in with a face filled with displeasure.
When receiving a royal decree, one had to be in the middle of the main hall. Young and old had to kneel and bow in reverence.
Currently, Diwu Qing Rou was actually receiving the royal decree in his study?
General manager Lu was not happy.
"The royal decree arrives… Diwu Qing Rou, receive the royal decree!" Lu Ren Jia raised his neck and yelled loudly at Diwu Qing Rou.
Diwu Qing Rou remained unmoved on his seat as he calmly watched Lu Ren Jia. This kind of calm was as deep as the sea; it made general manager Lu Ren Jia terrified as he stood facing Diwu Qing Rou.
He came because of the royal decree, but at this moment, he felt as if Diwu Qing Rou was standing in the clouds and looking down at him. While his gaze did not show the least bit of emotion, Lu Ren Jia could feel a clear sense of disdain in it.
At this moment, this general manager was but an ant at the bottom of a mountain.
This kind of feeling made general manager Lu feel feel very unhappy.
He saw himself as being looked down upon.
No matter what, he was a powerful general manager! He got this position only after he lost his manhood; with money and beauty, general manager Lu was not interested. His attention was concentrated on power!
The desire for respect from others grew fiercely with each day! In fact, his self-esteem grew to an abnormal level.
"The royal decree has arrived! Diwu Qing Rou, receive the royal decree!" After not receiving the greeting he had hoped for, general manager Lu looked at Diwu Qing Rou and yelled out again.
Diwu Qing Rou's brows slightly pinched together. Lu Ren Jia did not know why, but there was a chill over his entire body.
Diwu Qing Rou's countenance was calm just like before, and his gaze was still as deep as frigid water. He words were gentle, but he had completely shattered Lu Ren Jia's abnormal self-esteem!
At this time, he could sense that if he did not read it, he would not ever have the chance to read it again!
Behind him, four little eunuchs standing in ceremony were already shaking violently from fear.
"As the heavens willed, the emperor decrees…" The chanting voice of a male duck rung out.
"Give me the content!" Diwu Qign Rou said calmly.
"…" Lu Ren Jia choked and almost suffered from an internal injury.
"… Diwu Qing Rou is given the responsibility of recovering all of the treasures from the royal vault…" Lu Ren Jia was finally no longer able to fight against this pressure and got straight to the point.
"The royal vault was robbed?" Diwu Qing Rou frowned and muttered to himself, "He wants everything returned?" There was a comical tone in his voice.
Gao Sheng almost laughed as he stood on the side.
"Get out." Diwu Qing Rou looked at Lu Ren Jia.
Lu Ren Jia controlled his anger and said, "Prime Minister Diwu, before this servant came here, His Majesty had said that whatever Prime Minister Diwu took, you must have need of. But these are still treasures gathered by the royal family. His Majesty hopes that Prime Minister Diwu would be understanding of the predicament that His Majesty is in…"
"Mm, I understand." Diwu Qing Rou said casually.
However, these words made general manager Lu's eyes widened. His Majesty asks for your understanding out of politeness; you are really "understanding"?
"His Majesty also gave an oral decree." Lu Ren Jia gritted his teeth and said.
"Huh?" Diwu Qing Rou's countenance remained unchanged, but general manager Lu could sense that he was losing his patience.
"His Majesty said… He hopes that Diwu Qing Rou knows what it means to have a bad name and would not become a traitor! If not, He would not mind losing everything." Lu Ren Jia said slowly.
In fact, these words were not the emperor's decree. These were the words spoken in private between the emperor and empress. At the time, general manager Lu was waiting to serve not too far away. After hearing these words, he had placed Diwu Qing Rou among the ranks of officials who were about to be deposed and executed at any moment.
If the emperor spoke of him that way, how can he be a good official?
Prime Minister? So what? In history, were there any high ranking officials that cannot be killed by the emperor? Diwu Qing Rou, you might be powerful, but you are still just another subject!
So, today, in order to protect his pitiful self-esteem, general manager Lu coldly spoke these words.
He had expected to see Diwu Qing Rou sweating and kowtowing after hearing them…
If that was the case, general manager Lu would arrogantly say: If you knew this was going to happen, why did you do it in the first place? I can't help you… Then he would wave his sleeves and leave…
He would leave behind a terrified Diwu Qing Rou in regrets!
Sure enough, Diwu Qing Rou's countenance changed after hearing these words. His gaze slowly turned icy. There seemed to be a layer of ice slowly forming over his face.
"His Majesty said this?" Diwu Qing Rou said gravely.
"Of course!" General manager Lu looked up.
"I will trouble you to tell His Majesty that I, Diwu Qing Rou, will remember this! I will give His Majesty a satisfactory answer!" Diwu Qing Rou said slowly.
Before Lu Ren Jia could speak, Gao Sheng waved his arm, "Someone! Kick this eunuch out!"
In a blink of an eye, large men ferociously grabbed Lu Ren Jia and his entourage and dragged them out without any mercy.
"Prime Minister, don't get angry with this. It's not likely that these words were said by the emperor." Gao Sheng comforted.
"I know this is not the emperor's oral decree!" Diwu Qing Rou laughed softly.
"If that is the case, why…"
"While they are not the emperor's oral decree, the emperor definitely said these words!" Diwu Qing Rou said slowly.
"…" Gao Sheng was speechless.
The emperor said these words? Of course!
If there is no fire, how can there be smoke? Lu Ren Jia was just a eunuch. Even if he was brave, he would not dare make up the emperor's words. Right now, his saying so was proof that the emperor did say this.
Friction had existed between the royal family and Diwu Qing Rou for a long time. However, the two sides never completely turned against each other. The royal family hated Diwu Qing Rou. They resented that they could not chop this incredibly powerful official into thousands of pieces. But they also knew that Great Zhao could not be without Diwu Qing Rou.
Everyone knew well in their heart that what Great Zhao needed was to be a fortified nation to be wealthy and rise above others! And what Diwu Qing Rou needed was to unify the world and create an unparalleled authority!
At a glance, their goals were one and the same. In reality, they were not alike. Diwu Qing Rou was the kind of person that would fight for his ideals and forget about himself. His life's goal was to control everything and use his wisdom to unify the world!
Diwu Qing Rou did not care about power! Power was only a tool for him to achieve his goal!
Therefore, in this point, it could be said that the two sides needed each other!
However, Diwu Qing Rou's power in the court was at the point where he could have easily taken over ruling position! But he did not do that. This hinted at something: You can do your emperor job while I do what I do! You can enjoy your glory and wealth while I fight for this empire!
This was their unspoken exchange.
But such an exchange, such an official… no matter how talented he was, he would still be a sore in the emperor's eyes! But the emperor of Great Zhao could only accept it right now. While the emperor was angry to an extreme point… he could only endure!
This situation continued like so. It continued until the battles ended, and there was no winner or loser.
This was the history of Great Zhao! Its official history!
However, right now, because of the words of a eunuch… because of his fierce and abnormal self-esteem, this smooth and beneficial history became twisted in a strange manner.
Because of a few words, Diwu Qing Rou and the royal family no longer had any negotiating room.
It was especially troublesome in the fact that there were four little eunuchs behind this eunuch and there was Gao Sheng behind Diwu Qing Rou. If they were ordinary people, Diwu Qing Rou would not mind silencing them all and maintaining the existing status quo.
But he could not kill Gao Sheng.
If he could not kill Gao Sheng, then he could kill the five eunuchs. But killing them would make it look as if he was afraid. However, in letting them go back… the friction only intensified.
At this point, it was no longer important whether the nation's vault was looted or not! The important thing was… the fight for power in Great Zhao. Because of the mouth of a minor person, history had changed.
History is full of twists and turns like a drama.
Who said a minor character could not change history?
General manager Lu had done it! With the position of a eunuch, he stirred up the heavens by saying a few words!
It could be said that he was the most monstrous eunuch in all of history!
One could imagine that no matter how things developed after today… or whether general manager Lu lived or died beyond this day… or who would win this continental battle… The fame of this Fantasy Night Phoenix would surely be imprinted in the history of Nine Heavens!
"The nation's vault was robbed!" Diwu Qing Rou's eyes flashed coldly as he went through each detail, "Within one night, from the moment of chaos to the moment all the young masters left, it was definitely no more than ten hours! And Golden Horse Riders Department surrounded the outside the whole time. There was definitely no one carrying anything big out of the palace! In fact, there was not even a small bag!"
"The time frame was too short; there is definitely no way to clean out the nation's vault in this time frame!"
"But the emperor said that the nation's vault is empty right now! And he wants me to return everything!"
Diwu Qing Rou laughed loudly. His laughter was as cold as ice, "He even said that he would not be afraid of losing everything…"
"Haha…" Diwu Qing Rou smiled gently, but this smile made Gao Sheng shiver.
What Diwu Qing Rou just said revealed many things. But in short it spoke to one conclusion: The royal family of Great Zhao could no longer endure Diwu Qing Rou's authoritative power and was about to make a move!
How could Diwu Qing Rou not fight back against these people? Diwu Qing Rou always had the habit of making preemptive moves…
"But the royal family is really this stupid?" This was what puzzled Gao Sheng the most.
"The royal family's stupidity surpasses everyone's imagination!" Diwu Qing Rou spoke this sentence and put the final nail on the coffin for the entire thing.
Everything that happened from this point onward could not be undone!
Unable to catch King of Hell Chu, Jing Meng Hun returned to the Prime Minister's manor with a letter and an IOU.
First line: Today, I owe Heaven Reaching Tower a total of one hundred thousand silver taels for damage to property!
Second line: Today, I owe Heaven Reaching Tower a total of nine hundred thousand silver taels for damage to reputation!
Third line: Signer thumb print.
Signer: Diwu Qing Rou.
Representative: Jing Meng Hun.
His bright red thumb print…
When Diwu Qing Rou saw this IOU note, his face looked very interesting.
Bothering Heaven Reaching Tower and capturing people at Heaven Reaching Tower, Diwu Qing Rou was already prepared to pay a definite price to Jun Xi Zhu! Otherwise, he would not have enough face for her to grind through!
However, first of all, Diwu Qing Rou thought that being able to capture King of Hell Chu was worth paying not just one or two million taels; even ten million taels was worth it! But they were not able to capture him.
Second, this price of one million taels was too high for not being able to capture him! They wasted efforts and caused a ruckus, but they were unable to touch even one of his hair. Moreover, they were even insulted. And now they had to pay one million taels?
Third, what annoyed Diwu Qing Rou most was this: One million taels was just one million taels… But… why did they have to write an IOU? Would a King level leader of Golden Horse Riders not pay his debt? (TLN: This dude did steal from the wrong people in Middle Three Heavens and barely escaped with the help of Yin Wu Fa and his brother, Yin Wu Tian.)
Even worse was the fact that his great name was written in it!
"Good!" Diwu Qing Rou gritted his teeth and praised, "I never realized that King level leader Jing is not only talented in leading Golden Horse Riders Department and martial arts, but your literary skill is so incredible as well! Your writing is so majestic; you wrote an IOU with such air! What a talent!"
Jing Meng Hun's head hung low. Right now, he was too shameful to look at anyone.
"Good! Very good!" Diwu Qing Rou took a deep breath. He felt his anger rising from within. How many years had it been since he last had this kind of uncontrollable feeling?
"I sent you to capture people, and you bring back an IOU?" Diwu Qing Rou's chest was heaving nonstop. His voice just still calm, but his gaze became fierce.
"Prime… Prime Minister, please forgive me!" Jing Meng Hun bowed.
"Hmm!" Diwu Qing Rou snorted. He was finally done with his anger, or perhaps he finally managed to control his anger.
"Let me see what is in this letter." Diwu Qign Rou took that letter. He close his eyes and took a deep breath to place his mind in a calm state as before.
This letter could be from his greatest enemy. No matter what was written in it, he had to deal with it carefully! If his state of mind was unsettled, he could not read this letter!
Then he opened his eyes and looked at this letter!
"Dear Prime Minister Diwu. Chu Yang thanks you." Diwu Qing Rou gently read the whole thing. He even slapped his thigh once with a look of admiration.
"These words are written in a very dignified manner, but looking at each word, there seem to be a grand and dangerous air like a sword that pierces the heavens!"
Diwu Qing Rou said casually, "To judge people, you must look at their brush strokes. This character likes to take the offensive!"
Han Bu Chu stepped forward. He looked and frowned, "Prime Minister, while these brush strokes seem lofty and dangerous, they are also very calm! Plus… they are very cautious. This…"
"Exactly. This person moves forward to attack and back to defend! He calculates very carefully." Diwu Qing Rou said, "But his brush strokes hint at surprise moves. This person likes to use sneak attacks!"
Diwu Qing Rou looked at these words for a while before saying, "His words flow smoothly without showing any signs of hastiness; it does not seem fake. Perhaps he had time to prepare. In other words, he left right after he ran into us! It is not unreasonable that King level leader Jing failed…"
After that, he opened the envelope and took out the letter.
Yet another beautiful set of brush strokes.
I have heard of your fame often, but hated the fact that we cannot meet. This time, little brother had travelled thousands of miles from the north to come to Great Zhao's Continent Center to see you.
Last year, we dueled from thousands of miles away from each other. Some win and some lose; I have missed you greatly. Brother Diwu, you are thorough and plan without flaws. Your strategies from thousands of miles have become my inspiration!
Thousands of frosty miles and long, rough roads.
I finally met Brother Diwu the other day.
This life is not wasted! Brother Diwu controls Continent Center in your hand. You create your own fate; your foresight shines brightly like a torch. The fact that you figured out my identity is truly admirable!
Things are coming to a conclusion in Continent Center. I have to leave in a hurry with fear in my heart. One slow step, and I will become your prisoner.
A hasty goodbye; the paper is short, but our bond is long. Great Zhao is magnificent, and Continent Center is vast and opulent. All of this will remain in my heart! If fate allows, we will meet again and drink together until we are drunk!
Looking at the heroes of the world, I see only Brother Diwu and me! Another day, when we are fighting on the battlefield, I will remember Brother Diwu’s kindness for me today and repay it sincerely.
Little brother is still young, but people call me King of Hell; I could not help but feel embarrassed. I swear to not let down this name and take Brother Diwu's head with my own blade!
Goodbye from thousands of miles away. Until we meet again, I will be the victor and you will be my prisoner. I will greet you then. I did not have a chance to say goodbye, and you do not have to see me off. Prosperous Continent Center has turned into ruins; I am sorry. We each work for our own leader!
Our goals differ; there is only life or death!
Sincerely, Little Brother Chu Yang."
That was all of the details of the letter. Diwu Qing Rou read this letter with a bright smile on his face. His tone was clearer than it had ever been. It resonated through the little courtyard.
"King of Hell Chu is truly delusional!" Veins were popping up on Jing Meng Hun's forehead. He punched his thigh as he ground his teeth!
Han Bu Chu frowned, Cheng Yun He was silent, and Gao Sheng seemed to be contemplating.
"What do you think of this letter?" Diwu Qing Rou was finally done reading; he smiled and looked toward everyone.
"Prime Minister, this letter might not have been written by King of Hell Chu." Han Bu Chu said cautiously.
"I also feel the same. King of Hell Chu could not have written this letter." Cheng Yun He frowned after contemplating for a while.
"Oh?" Diwu Qing Rou’s smile did not change.
"If he was leaving, he should just have left! King of Hell Chu came here and created chaos in Great Zhao; his goal was accomplished!" Han Bu Chu said in a low voice, "Moreover, given King of Hell Chu's concise character, he could not have written such a superficial letter like this!"
"Exactly. Gloating after a success. Plus, it is filled with schadenfreude. His words are contradictory like two clashing armies…" Cheng Yun He said, "King of Hell Chu cannot be so shallow like that."
"As for the brush strokes… it could be designed to arouse suspicion." Han Bu Chu said, "Look, Prime Minister, the words in the letter and the words on the envelope might have been written by the same person, but there is a slight difference… The outside is flowing smoothly, but the inside is slightly hesitant… While it tried to show a smooth flow, it is still contradicting; it's too tense…"
"King of Hell Chu is not impatient like that!" Cheng Yun He concluded.
"You are wrong in this!" Diwu Qing Rou said casually, "If you think that way, you have fallen for King of Hell Chu's trap!"
"Trap?" Han Bu Chu's eyes widened.
"This letter was indeed written by King of Hell Chu!" Diwu Qing Rou raised up the delicate piece of paper and said with a deterministic tone!
"Huh?" Han Bu Chu and Cheng Yun He were both surprised.
"I know what you are thinking." Diwu Qing Rou said, "First of all, there is currently another big commotion in the royal court of Iron Cloud. Plus, the officials caught this time were the ones that managed to escape last time. The tactics used were not too different."
"Second, the rumors that plagued Iron Cloud were silenced within a few days by King of Hell Chu's monstrous methods! Because of all of this, thousands were killed without a care!"
"These two things carry the marks of King of Hell Chu. So you are all questioning whether King of Hell Chu came to Great Zhao at all!" Diwu Qing Rou said casually.
"Yes, that's exactly it." Han Bu Chu said with a frown.
"But such line of thoughts is wrong!" Diwu Qing Rou grunted, "How could the actions in Iron Cloud be so quick this time? And with such impeccable timing?"
"If King of Hell Chu was truly in Iron Cloud, he would probably not deal with things like this. Given the way he does things, he would set the baits for a big fish and make us think that our rumors were effective. From that point, he would hunt down our people… He is definitely capable of that! But he did not; why?"
"This is the best counter-move. And we already thought carefully about how we deal with this. But they did not use it. They actually abandoned it… This is clearly them being afraid that the real King of Hell Chu would run into mishaps in Great Zhao so they had to misdirect us!"
"This letter intentionally uses a provoking tone to mislead us into thinking that the person in Great Zhao was not King of Hell Chu; why?"
"Moreover, when we think about this, two lines of thoughts come to mind: One, King of Hell Chu has always been in Iron Cloud! Two… King Hell Chu came here, but he is already gone!"
Diwu Qing Rou laughed coldly, "When you have these two thoughts, you will be led by the nose by King of Hell Chu in everything that happens after! In the end, you will be pushed into a corner by him. And you will probably not know that you were being led by him!"
"If the leader is currently you and not me, I can declare that, even in Great Zhao, you will all fail miserably by the hands of King of Hell Chu!"
Diwu Qing Rou's expression was grave.
Han Bu Chu and company sweated like rain.
"Even I who could see through his schemes, have to use all of my efforts to reduce loss before we can capture King of Hell Chu! I don't even have the ability to completely avoid loss!"
"Put this letter in my bedroom." Diwu Qing Rou said in a low voice, "I want to carefully analyze the brush strokes of this King of Hell Chu! You should know that this is the only writing of King of Hell Chu! For us, these words are priceless!"
"Golden Horse Riders Department will continue with the evacuation plans; take all of the important things first."
"Pay attention to news of that sword." Traces of worry appeared on Diwu Qing Rou's forehead, "One saber already destroyed the royal palace; what will this sword be like?"