Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 157 Gamble!
“What I truly want is the heart of a powerful person!” Chu Yang emphasized, “It isn’t an issue of whether you have a strong or weak cultivation. Although someone could be a Martial Pupil, as long as he has the heart of a powerful person, he would be able to rise and advance towards the pinnacle of martial arts. Conversely, if a Martial Great Master does not have the heart of a powerful person, he would just be a strong piece of meat!
“A heart of a powerful person?” The three individuals before him began to seem a little enlightened.
“There is more than just that. If you want to remain here, you will have to see me as a superior and obey my commands!” Chu Yang said mockingly, “At the Heavenly Armament Pavilion, I do not need any second young masters or little ancestors!”
“No matter what you say, I have decided to stay! I will set up camp here!” Ji Mo immediately plopped in front of Heavenly Armament Pavilion’s entrance, unwilling to stand up.
“Will you be willing to listen to me?” Chu Yang frowned.
“Of course!” The three said in unison. At this moment, the three of them all felt that if they were to be kicked out they would surely lose face!
“Very well, I shall take a chance and accept you. I suppose it could be a charity!” Chu Yang said reluctantly, “However, consider yourselves warned. If anyone of you does not follow my orders, I shall expel him there and then. Do not be thick-skinned and try to stay. I hate those type of people more than anything else!”
The four thought quietly to themselves: Of course, if you’re not going to follow orders, why would you be so thick-skinned and remain here? They then looked at each other as if wanting to say: You will be the first one to be kicked out!
This unspoken competition amongst them had just begun.
“Good! Let us start! I shall give each of your clans a chance to see which one of you shall be defeated and who will emerge victorious!” Chu Yang said slowly, “In this period, all of the great clans of the Middle Three Heavens will be ranked against one another. However, such an important responsibility will naturally not be up for you people to decide!”
Chu Yang rubbed salt into their wounds once more. He squinted his eyes and looked at the three twitching faces, “At least, in my place, there shall be first an elimination round amongst you three second young masters! In a general sense, each of you will be representing your respective clans and battle it out here!”
The three of them all straightened up and looked at Chu Yang with burning eyes.
“Within a month, each of you must advance by one grade in cultivation. Gu Du Xing will be here to oversee this.” Chu Yang said carelessly, “Anyone who does not advance during the specified period will be considered a failure and must leave my sight at once!”
“What is this? Do you not even care about our skill levels at all? Luo Ke Di jumped up and said, “this isn’t fair at all!”.
“If you don’t agree, you can leave and admit defeat!” Chu Yang sneered, “Fair? You want to talk about fairness with me? I will let you know something; in life, it will never be fair!”
“I do not care how you choose to cultivate. This place is relatively large. If you die because of your cultivation that is your problem. However, I will say only one thing. If you do not advance within this period, you are unworthy of being my brother!” Chu Yang said slowly.
“What about you? Ji Mo called out, “Will you be just standing by and watching us while you work us to the bone?”
“Of course I will also cultivate. I am currently a fourth grade Martial Artist! Within a month, I will break through to Martial Master! If I am unable to do this, I shall abdicate my position.” Chu Yang grunted and asked, “What do you think?”
The four of them remained quiet.
Breaking through Martial Master from fourth grade Martial Artist in one month? Do you think you are god?
“We will take on that bet!” The four men gritted their teeth in agreement. It would be plain foolish not to take such a gamble.
The three of them rubbed their hands together in anticipation, readying themselves mentally for a month of fighting for Chu Yang’s position. Only Gu Du Xing was seated on the side and watched the three of them in pity as he thought to himself, The three of you are really stupid! I have witnessed him continuously increase three grades in four hours. Do you people really think that increasing six grades within a month would be difficult for him?
I wouldn’t even find it strange if he said he could directly break through and reach Martial Great Master!
Very little time had passed from the moment that Ji Mo and the rest of them appeared to the moment that Chu Yang had convinced them to stay. Chu Yang had dealt with everything in a clear and straightforward manner and did not intend to trick them at all!
At a glance, one was able to see that Chu Yang had wanted them to stay. However, what he did was not a covert conspiracy, but an overt design!
It was this clearly indicated intention that made these three individuals decide to stay.
Moreover, they did not seem to mind paying such a great price to remain there!
Gu Du Xing would not be able to see this particular point until he thought about it more carefully the next day.
Chu Yang’s method was quite simple. He had utilized shock and awe and capitalized on these youths’ desire to win and the conflicts between their clans to create a trap.
If it was just one person, he would not have bothered. This was because no matter what Chu Yang would have said, that person would never see him as the boss. But because there were three people from opposing clans; the situation was completely different!
These people were competing opponents and would not accept that they were weaker than their counterparts. Their arrogance would let them die rather than to admit to such a fact.
Therefore, by using this, Chu Yang managed to achieve his purpose with ease while at the same time establishing his authority. He had managed to get a group of second young masters from well-known clans to stay. In addition to that, he even got to scold them.
This was incredible to Gu Du Xing.
When the three started to rebel, Gu Du Xing was sure that the situation would be unsalvageable! He would have never thought that it would be solved as easily as this.
“Good! If that’s the case, let’s start our bet!” Chu Yang smiled and said, “To enhance your enthusiasm, Heavenly Armament Pavilion will have a competition. In one month, whoever does not advance can leave. Amongst the remaining people, whoever breaks through the slowest will have to wash everyone’s underwear for a month, including shorts and socks. And if even a single thing is not clean, he would be punished for another month.”
Everyone looked at each other.
Isn’t this a little too cruel?
After passing the qualification, they would still have to wash other people’s underwear?
“Ji Mo, do you want Gu Du Xing to wash your socks?” Chu Yang asked.
Ji Mo’s eyes immediately lit up. The thought of Gu Du Xing washing his socks made him laugh. His confidence increased by a hundred folds and he replied loudly with arrogance, “I will make sure that he washes my underwear every day!”
“Very good! Dong Wu Shang, would you like Luo Ke Di to wash your underwear?” Chu Yang continued to add fuel to the fire.
Dong Wu Shang bitterly looked at Chu Yang’s animated expression and snapped, “I want you to wash my underwear! For a whole month, I will not bath at all! I want the stench to make you wish you were dead instead.”
“No problem; you people just need to beat me!” Chu Yang smiled coolly.
“Attention! This first month is just a trial and as such, there will be no set duties.” Chu Yang smiled, “I hope you pass this trial!”
“Du Xing, please bring out the reward for which I have prepared for everyone to see!” Chu Yang added, “They are all heavenly weapons, you just bring out one sword!”
Gu Du Xing understood. He went in and brought out a sword. He flung it in front of the four people and said, “You can have a look!”
After a little while, the four of them went wild.
“How could there be a heavenly weapon of this level in the world?” Ji Mo shouted in surprise. He was a swordsman and thus went crazy the moment he saw this sword, “This will be mine!”
“Get out!” The three others unceremoniously snapped, “You want to take it with your efforts?”
Chu Yang clapped in approval; all of their eyes turned to him.
“We are not lacking in heavenly weapons as what you have seen here. We even have sabers!” Chu Yang winked at Dong Wu Shang and his blood began to boil.
There are sabers as well!
“As I said, this is a reward!” Chu Yang said, “Only when you have officially join Heavenly Armament Pavilion and done something great in order to win everyone’s admiration will you be able to receive this reward!”
“However, this is my bribe, you can just ignore it if you want!” Chu Yang said bluntly.
Who will be able to resist this sort of temptation? Ignore? We are not stupid…
The four of them looked at each other and then looked at the sword. They all felt that compared to this sword, their weapons were all trash…
“Ah, Dong Wu Shang! I heard that your Black Saber has always been famous for being sharp. Let’s give it a try!” Luo Ke Di picked up the sword, ready to fight.
“Get out! You have to use your own sword!” Dong Wu Shang answered with annoyance. While his saber was not an ordinary item, fighting with this sword would probably cause his saber to chip at the very least.
“This is my sword!” Luo Ke Di looked lovingly at the sword, mesmerized.
Gu Du Xing immediately took the sword back and said, “Yours? Beat those guys first!”
He then placed the sword back inside.
Looking at Gu Du Xing’s, Luo Ke Di and the rest could barely breathe. Their entire bodies trembled, and hearts ached…
“There are many rooms here; each of you can choose a room for yourself! I am busy with many things, I won’t be able to play with you for much longer!”
Chu Yang said a few words to Gu Du Xing and went out. Seeing that the sun was already high up in the sky, he had to check up on things at Bu Tian Pavilion!
These people have decided to remain here for the time being. However, I only need them to stay here briefly in order to convince them to stay permanently!
As he walked into Bu Tian Pavilion, the Saber King already sat there waiting. These past few days, he would come to rush them once a day. It was not because Chu Yang did not try or that Bu Tian Pavilion did not give it their all; they just were unable to find that person.
The Saber King was not able to blame them for this. He was aware that the opponent was severely injured and was unable to go very far. It was possible that the person would have already died in the citadel. However, they didn’t have any way of investigating whether or not this person was alive or not. This caused him to be annoyed for the past few days.
King of Hell Chu became angry because of this once and even roared. The Saber King had seen this clearly.
Chu Yang truly did try very hard! However, Yin Wu Fa seemed to have vanished into thin air, escaping from Iron Cloud Citadel. Eventually, Chu Yang came to that conclusion as he saw that the search had not yielded any results even after such a long time.
“It seems that there are numerous King level masters in the citadel!” Chu Yang solemnly looked at the Saber King, “Senior, we shouldn’t… this lowly official suddenly feels that our approach for searching is wrong!”
“Wrong?” The Saber King stroked his beard and became pensive. He had also thought about this. After searching for a long time and not finding any clues, it was probable that there was a spy network was covering for him. However, he felt that the Mo clan had only come down to Lower Three Heavens a few months ago and it was unlikely for them to create such a comprehensive spy network in such a short period of time!
Perhaps the Mo clan had known that they would be hunted in Iron Cloud Citadel? Nevertheless, this is extremely preposterous!
“This lowly official thinks that this is probably not the Mo clan like senior has suspected!” Chu Yang hinted, “With regards to this matter, there are many things that we are unaware of!”