Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 150 Diwu Qing Rou’s Deduction!
Jing Meng Hun felt a chill go down his spine. Immediately, he nodded in agreement. Earlier, he had planned to rescue Third Brother at all cost. At the same time, he had wanted to assassinate King of Hell Chu to seek revenge for Third Brother. However, Diwu Qing Rou’s words had made him abandon that thought!
“Under normal circumstances, this has to be done. However, this is not a normal scenario; we should not complicate this matter any further!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and continued, “These methods of killing someone with a borrowed knife or adorning a tree with borrowed flowers are already too common for us, let alone our opponents!”
Just as he got to this point, Diwu Qing Rou paused for a moment before continuing quickly, “That’s right… If…”
Suddenly, he stood up and took a few steps forward while frowning and muttering, “Killing with a borrowed knife, adorning a tree with borrowed flowers…”
He repeated these phrases a few more times as if he was on the brink of uncovering something. All of a sudden, he yelled out, “Yes, that must be it!”
“If that’s the case… then the key moment must have been when Yin Wu Fa caught that youth!” Diwu Qing Rou’s hands tightened into a fist. His eyes flared up as he sighed, “I hope that I’m wrong, but if I’ve not mistaken, Yin Wu Fa has allowed an opportunity of a lifetime to slip through his fingers!”
“An opportunity of a lifetime?” Gao Sheng understood quickly and replied, “You mean… that youth that King level master Yin caught…”
“That youth… is probably King of Hell Chu!” Diwu Qing Rou’s countenance became dark as he replied slowly.
His words caused the room to be in great silence. Each person’s eyes were filled with great shock. After saying these words, even Diwu Qing Rou himself was stunned by his own deduction.
“Let’s make this assumption: This incident was a result of him acting on the fly!!! What kind of person would be capable of thinking of such a strategy? If the youth is indeed King of Hell Chu, everything would then be easy to deal with.” Diwu Qing Rou was speaking when he suddenly turned to Gao Sheng and said, “Young master Gao, you once mentioned that all the descendants of Middle Three Heavens have gone out to train, am I right? If some of them have come to Great Zhao, there might be some in Iron Cloud as well!”
Diwu Qing Rou had always called Gao Sheng by his full name. However, this time around, he used the words ‘Young master Gao’. Nonetheless, Gao Sheng simply remained calm and nodded in agreement.
“If that’s the case, Yin Wu Fa had fallen into King of Hell Chu’s cunning scheme. We have been set up and this tragedy is not minor at all!”
Diwu Qing Rou let out a sigh and continued, “I wonder where that King level master that fought with King level master is from. What clan does he belong to?”
The four people around him were all astonished upon hearing this information. Their eyes had widened and their minds had gone blank. Even the ninth grade King level master felt as if his head had been struck by lightning. If the situation was indeed as such, it would then be the biggest joke in Under the Heavens. He had caught King of Hell Chu but actually allowed him to escape? Besides, there was the possibility that he had provoked a powerful enemy from a great clan as well. Could King of Hell Chu be that cunning?
“We should no longer delay this urgent matter. Not only do we have to rescue people, we have to increase our manpower as well!” Diwu Qing Rou turned to Jing Meng Hun and said, “King level master Jing, you must take care of this matter and not act rashly at all times. King level master Kong should bring along a few Command Horse Riders with him!”
Diwu Qing Rou saw that Jing Meng Hun wanted to say something. Instead, Diwu Qing Rou immediately waved his hand dismissively and said, “The fourth King level master cannot do such a thing! He and Yin Wu Fa are biological brothers. If he goes, there is bound to be more chaos. The battle was a result of a misunderstanding. If both sides are able to talk things over, we can surely turn from being foes to being friends. On the other hand, if there is more chaos, things might become absolutely irreparable!”
Jing Meng Hun sighed heavily. Fourth King level master Yin Wu Tian had already given him so much trouble upon hearing the news. He had wanted to save his eldest brother on his own, at all cost. Furthermore, he had wanted to kill that King of Hell Chu as vengeance. However, when faced with Diwu Qing Rou, this idea of his had been tossed aside even before he could utter a word.
“This time, besides just investigating and rescuing people, we have to explain the entire misunderstanding to that King level master as well!” Diwu Qing Rou continued slowly, “While this is just my own deduction, I’m sure that I’m right. Since this is the case, we have to send someone skilled. The second King level master would be the most suitable person!” Diwu Qing Rou turned to the other three and said, “This plan could be considered as the biggest plan we’ve ever come up with. We need someone to control the entire situation to ensure that it is successful. Between the two of you, who wishes to give this a go?”
Although he was looking at three people, he had said ‘two of you’. Evidently, Gao Sheng had been excluded.
“Minister, let me go…”
Even before Gao Sheng could finish his sentence, Diwu Qing Rou had interrupted him, “Gao Sheng, you absolutely cannot go! If you leave, wouldn’t all your peers follow suit as well?”
He then continued, “Your men are my ace cards and they cannot be used so easily in this way. Besides, if you go and the mission gets exposed unknowingly, all of the clans that are opposing you would immediately join forces with Tie Bu Tian. This would be extremely detrimental to us!”
“Iron Cloud is currently weak, but if they happen to gain more strength, they’ll soon fight back and destroy my grand plan!” Diwu Qing Rou continued slowly, “I just want either of the two of you to go!”
“Minister, how about me?” Cheng Yun He asked.
“What would you do if you go?” Diwu Qing Rou asked.
“I would make rescuing our people the primary goal and keep losses to a strict minimum. We would immediately retreat after achieving our key objective! Plans with regards to King of Hell Chu have already become extremely complex. If they cannot be achieved, I would just give it up!” Cheng Yun He replied, “On the other hand, if things are truly as you have deduced, I will think of all possible means to eliminate this misunderstanding as much as possible!”
“Good. I will allow you to undertake this task!” Diwu Qing Rou said, “You should work with King level master Kong. I will be more assured if you do so. Although your strategy is nearly perfect, you still have to remember that you need to take action if faced with a good opportunity! However, you must remember to never let King level master Kong act on his own accord! Every move must be carefully discussed with him beforehand!”
Diwu Qing Rou turned to look at Jing Meng Hun, “You must repeat these words of mine to King level master Kong!”
Jing Meng Hun nodded and replied at once, “You can rest assured; Second Brother is not that reckless!”
“Yes!” Cheng Yun He said respectfully as he carefully made a mental note of everything Diwu Qing Rou had said.
“There are countless opportunities, but they tend to pass by in a flash. If you wish to grab hold of them, you must be courageous, keen, and intelligent!” Diwu Qing Rou added, “At this moment, you must remain steady as well. If you can’t be steady, don’t force it!”
Diwu Qing Rou continued, “This trip won’t be like before! If you happen to fight a battle of wits with King of Hell Chu, you should notify me immediately if possible! If you are in a rush, you still have to think through carefully before taking any action! Even if it means suffering some losses, you must return to Great Zhao safely! Got it?”
Han Bu Chu was taken aback. After all these years, this was the first time he had seen Diwu Qing Rou being so grave when sending a subordinate on a mission. He had just repeated instructions several times. Furthermore, he had sent someone who was known for being calm, Cheng Yun He, this time around.
It seemed as if Diwu Qing Rou truly saw King of Hell Chu as his arch-enemy!
“This should not be delayed. After you have picked out your candidates, leave at once!” Diwu Qing Rou’s gaze became cold as he ordered, “Before you leave, take these three pieces of Jade Spirit Ginseng in case of any emergency!”
Jade Spirit Ginseng was one of the nine great legendary herbs of the world. Diwu Qing Rou only had one root of this. Regardless of whether it was an external or internal injury, eating a piece would save one’s life within half a day as long as the person remained alive! With its help, a person could recover completely within a month. Needless to say, Diwu Qing Rou valued this treasure as much as he treasured his own life. Now that he had pulled out three pieces because of what had happened to Yin Wu Fa, it was clear that Diwu Qing Rou was giving this mission his all.
Clearly, one of these three pieces of Jade Spirit Ginseng were for Yin Wu Fa, while another piece was for Tang Xin Sheng. His appreciation for the both of them could be seen by everyone. As for the last piece, it was meant to be a peacemaking fit from Diwu Qing Rou to the King level master that had fought with Yin Wu Fa.
There was also Meng Hun Solution, which was a strange medicine invented by Jing Meng Hun.
Meng Hun Solution could cause a mortally wounded person to fall into a latent sleep, keeping them alive for a set period of time. While this medicine could not last as long as a month, there was certainly enough time to save the person’s life!
“Thank you, Minister!” Jing Meng Hun said with great gratitude. Since Diwu Qing Rou had handed him the Jade Spirit Ginseng, Yin Wu Fa’s life could easily be saved! Furthermore, his cultivation could be preserved as well!
“If there’s nothing else, return to your places and prepare to leave!” Diwu Qing Rou said sternly, albeit without a trace of worry on his face. It was as if everything had been planned carefully by him.
Seeing such a composed leader, everyone was extremely confident. They thought that their minister’s certainty surely meant that their grand scheme would be met with extreme success.
However, what no one knew was that at this moment, Diwu Qing Rou was sighing silently to himself as he thought, “Good for you, King of Hell Chu. Once again, you have forced me to make a hasty decision! Not only do I have to act according to your plans, I have to accept the risk and losses as well. Clearly, I am more powerful than you. However, under such urgent circumstances, I can only let things adhere to your plans. If there is ever a day when you and I meet face to face in battle… how would you act?”
“Gao Sheng, will you play a game of chess with me?” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and asked.
“Minister, if you wish to, I would be most happy to comply!” Gao Sheng laughed.
“If the minister and Brother Gao are playing chess, I shall be the referee!” Han Bu Chu smiled happily, “When noon comes, I will get myself a nice meal!”
All three of them broke out into a big laughter.
Two hours later, a group of 19 riders shot out of the northern gate of Great Zhao’s capital. They rode so quickly that they disappeared with the wind. A short while later, a convoy left the northern gate as well.