Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 100 Minister Chu
Tie Bu Tian kept silent for a while. Suddenly, he raised his brows and asked, “Emerald Flow Lake… How is it?”
“Very good!” Chu Yang exclaimed in delight as he was immensely satisfied, “What does Your Highness think about the reward system for the candidates?”
Tie Bu Tian chuckled, “It’s very good.”
Chu Yang laughed back. Both parties seemed to carry hidden thoughts in their laughter.
“I’ve ordered Cheng Zi Ang to leave all the decision-making in Bu Tian Pavilion to you.” Tie Bu Tian looked at Chu Yang in earnest, “However, I need to get information from you because I cannot play deaf to everything that goes on!”
Chu Yang was moved by his words. This clearly showed that he was very sincere.
“I know! That’s why I put some pressure on him instead of getting rid of him. But… There is something that I’m not too sure about! Why do you trust me so much?” Chu Yang asked.
Tie Bu Tian looked at Chu Yang for a while. He then smiled softly and said, “Intuition! I had a gut feeling that you must be a trustworthy and reliable person! It’s that simple!”
Chu Yang suddenly discovered that Tie Bu Tian’s smile was extremely interesting. His smile began from his eyes and traveled slowly to the tip of his nose which moved just a little. Next, it reached the edge of his mouth which stretched out. Finally, it reached his cheeks. Each time he smiled, his eyes would be lit up, making others around him feel very happy. In such instances, Tie Bu Tian’s smile did not carry any majestic aura. It was… Hmmm… Lovable! Indeed, how very lovable!
Oddly, this strange thought appeared inside Chu Yang’s head and startled him. He reminded himself continuously, “Chu Yang…! That is a man! That is a man…!”
As he saw Chu Yang stare at him in mesmerization, Tie Bu Tian got annoyed out of the blue and said in a hurry, “I will take my leave now!”
Without waiting for Chu Yang to see him off, Tie Bu Tian got to his feet and quickly disappeared with Dragon Tiger Steps.
It appeared as if he was running away!
Chu Yang’s mouth became slanted as he mumbled, “Come on, must you use such an imposing aura even when leaving? Clearly, he had just used a technique for emperors! Motherf*****! Would anyone dare to claim that he’s not a prince if he didn’t use that technique? That was a little too extreme!”
After leaving Bu Tian Pavilion, Tie Bu Tian suddenly recalled, “Oops! I’ve forgotten to inform him about the movements at the border…”
He was about to turn around when he thought for a moment and decided against it, “That little fox… He’s always looking straight into my eyes each time we speak, making me so anxious…”
Over the past few years, Prince Tie Bu Tian’s authority had been growing at a rapid pace. Besides Tie Long Cheng, no one had the guts to look up at him when speaking to him. However, Chu Yang had proven to be an exception time and again!
Chu Yang had a habit of looking into people’s eyes when the spoke.
Of course, Tie Bu Tian had no idea that his habit of his was created by Chu Yang’s Deep Spirit Principle. Chu Yang would use Deep Spirit Principle to verify if the other party was being truthful at any point in time. This was indeed a good habit! Chu Yang would use this gaze whenever he spoke to anyone, be it a man or a woman. He would be able to tell if a person was lying or thinking of something else since there would be an anomaly in their eyes. There were very few people with the cultivation state of being able to lie without anxiety in their hearts. Hence, their eyes would display an anomaly.
Chu Yang was very busy for the next few days.
One afternoon, Tie Bu Tian decided to send Wu Qian Qian over to become Minister Chu’s assistant.
Chu Yang was dumbfounded upon learning of this decision, not knowing if he should laugh or cry. Everything was running smoothly, yet the prince had decided to send a beauty like Wu Qian Qian to work at Bu Tian Pavilion, which was filled with lecherous wolves. The minister’s good fortune inspired looks of envy and admiration. They praised Minister Chu for the favor that the prince had given him, “Such a beauty, and yet the prince was so willing to send her over to you… This really goes to show how much the prince trusts and values you!”
During these few days, countless tasks were carried out at a rapid pace in Bu Tian Pavilion.
After cleansing Bu Tian Pavilion, the new minister began work at once. Because he was unable to show himself for all the deliveries of important documents, he decided to send Wu Qian Qian in his place.
Each one of those papers was essentially a death sentence! Firstly, an official was arrested. Ext, he was handed over to Minister Chu for questioning. After compiling all the evidence, they were submitted to Tie Bu Tian. Finally, a decree was handed down, which was the seizure of this official’s properties and his immediate execution.
Ever so often, a few other families would be implicated as well.
Even though Minister Chu had personally designed special uniforms for the three brigades of Bu Tian Pavilion, they would wear black when carrying out their tasks. The Fierce Blood Brigade, which was lead by Cheng Zi Ang, continually raided, arrested and killed…
The Iron Blood Brigade, which was lead by Minister Chu, continually interrogated and searched for evidence…
Lastly, the Heavenly Secret Brigade, which was under the leadership of Chen Yu Tong, took turns to decipher information that was recovered by their spies to uncover the smallest of clues. After the clues had been found, the results would be sent to Minister Chu for his next course of action.
This went on for half a month without any pause. The stale stench of blood filled the sky of Iron Cloud Citadel. Bu Tian Pavilion had essentially replaced the Judicial Department. Everything was handled by Bu Tian Pavilion except for the jail cells.
Bu Tian Pavilion worked with unparalleled efficiency and speed. None of its members had sufficient energy to even complain. They did not stop or rest at any point in time. If they had even the slightest bit of free time, they would be forced to cultivate.
This was owed to Minister Chu’s statement, “Members of Bu Tian Pavilion must be martial experts and great talents! If your cultivation does not meet the required standard, you may as well kill yourself to avoid being killed by others! You wish to quit? That is not an option! Once you join us, you cannot leave even if you become handicapped, unless you die during a mission. The handicapped will be assigned tasks such as intelligence analysis…”
Under his strict management, all of Bu Tian Pavilion’s members moaned and groaned during training. They never ceased to feel as if a saber was dangling above their heads at all times.
Indeed, Minister Chu was truly impartial. Once, he discovered that one of his close brothers was not cultivating and gave a direct order for him to be paddled two hundred times on the spot.
The punishment was so harsh that four sticks were left broken, with blood and meat splattered all over the floor.
During the entire course of punishment, Minister Chu sat on the side as he went through various documents. Periodically, he would hand out a piece of paper with the words, “Continue paddling! If he dies then he deserves it. If not, he must continue cultivating!”
No one dared to complain for fear of losing their lives.
Under such immense pressure, everyone thought that they would not be able to withstand it and survive. Nine days later, however, in the wee hours, a third grade Martial Master suddenly announced that he had broken through to grade four Martial Master under such great pressure!
Everyone knew that it was extremely difficult to breakthrough in cultivation, hence they ran over to verify his authenticity! After verifying that it was true, their eyes lit up with deep jealousy. He had managed to breakthrough despite being under such a great pressure and having such a hectic schedule…
A few days later, several people discovered that they were on the verge of a breakthrough after hitting a cultivation bottleneck for a few years.
These people acted as role models, inspiring those who were not required to breakthrough to put in more effort in their own cultivation. They could not bear to see themselves lag behind the others by a stretch… How disgraceful that would be! Besides, they would have a greater chance of making a bigger contribution with greater strength. Marrying a woman, having children, becoming an official… Life was awaiting them!
Everyone could finally understand the reason for Chu Yang’s painstaking approach. The atmosphere that once used to spell repressive all over the place quickly turned into an atmosphere of encouragement and motivation.
Minister Chu had done everything for our sake!