Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 158 Wise Saber King!
“This wasn’t done by the Mo clan?” The Saber King pondered for a while and frowned. He then murmured to himself, “If this is the case, then who could it be? Did we offend someone else? But we haven’t made any moves against other clans yet…”
“That is true. However, which clan in the Middle Three Heavens would such a powerful King level master come from? Chu Yang sighed. His eyes looked as though he was wrecking his brain thinking about it.
“What if he isn’t from the Middle Three Heavens?!” The Saber King couldn’t help but follow Chu Yang’s lead. After a long time, he smacked his thigh and shouted out, “Is it possible that he is…”
“Who?” Chu Yang was startled and asked hastily.
“Could it be Golden Horse Riders Department?” The Saber King’s eyes flashed with wisdom as displayed the conclusion that he arrived at.
“Hmm… That could be possible…” Chu Yang hesitated for a short while before he replied, “Sir, I would like to say that this person was sent by the Golden Horse Riders Department because that would likely result in you fighting with them, resulting in the benefit of Iron Cloud. However, the Golden Horse Riders Department do not seem to have any issues with you as such, your deduction seems to be a little… forced!”
“This isn’t it, this really isn’t it. Are there so many King level masters in the Lower Three Heavens?” The Saber King was extremely pleased with Chu Yang’s honesty but he snapped back, “Even if it is in the Middle Three Heavens, how many King Level masters could there be?”
“If it is indeed the Golden Horse Riders Department, then what would be their reason behind such an action?” Chu Yang frowned as though he was trying to think of a solution, “Golden Horse Riders Department isn’t even done dealing with Iron Cloud. It really doesn’t make sense to find conflict with a powerful enemy!”
“Dealing with Iron Cloud…” The Saber King pondered once more.
“Is your grudge with the Mo clan secret?” Chu Yang asked hesitantly.
“What are you thinking?” The Saber King asked and before he replied, “It was a secret before, but it isn’t one any longer.”
“Then this makes sense. In other words, with his spy network, it is likely that Diwu Qing Rou could have already known about your grudge against the Mo clan…” Chu Yang said, “perhaps…”
“Stop hesitating and just speak already!” The Saber King suddenly became very annoyed with all the stammering and pauses. He felt as though he was grasping at something but still couldn’t figure out what it was. The moment he saw Chu Yang hesitating, he wanted to force out the explanation and he yelled. “Golden Horse Riders Department is your enemy! Why are you trying to explain things on their behalf?”
“I was thinking that if it was indeed the Golden Horse Riders Department, it is likely that there are some other ugly reasons…” Chu Yang pretended to frown and then continued to speak decisively, “All of you are currently situated within Iron Cloud Citadel is that correct?”
“You haven’t gone anywhere else other than Iron Cloud Citadel right?”
“If I was Diwu Qing Rou, I would wonder why Hei Mo would appear in Iron Cloud and not Great Zhao!” Chu Yang acted as though he had found the reason as his words gradually made more and more sense.
The Saber King continued to listen intensely and nodded repeatedly as he processed everything that Chu Yang was saying.
“I would like to investigate whether or not Hei Mo has any contract with Iron Cloud. With the resource of a country, hiring a powerful clan is not an impossible task…” Chu Yang idly tapped his fingers on the table as he continued to think.
“That’s right!” The Saber King’s countenance grew more solemn as he began to straighten his posture and listened attentively.
“If it is indeed true that Hei Mo is truly helping Iron Cloud, it would spell big trouble…” Chu Yang continued as he reasoned, “Knowing the kind of character Diwu Qing Rou has, it is likely that he is trying to solve the root of the problem…”
“At this point in time, the heavens seem to have presented him with a great opportunity!” Chu Yang yelled out and clapped his hands together as though he had finally figured out the problem.
“What heaven-sent opportunity?” The Saber King began breathing heavily as everything was starting to become clear. All of the sudden, he understood what Chu Yang was referring to and smacked his thigh, “Our grudge with the Mo Clan?”
“Exactly! Please continue.” Chu Yang praised.
“If Diwu Qing Rou thinks that way, it is possible that he would send people to pretend to be from the Mo clan and attack. Moreover, regardless of whether they were successful, our biggest suspect would be the Mo Clan!” The Saber King’s eyes shined with brilliance and wisdom as he spoke.
“Yes!” Chu Yang looked at him with the admiration of someone looking at his idol and praised, “Senior… You are a master of manipulation and schemes in the political arena. Your analysis was so thorough that not a single thing could escape your sight. You are truly the light that shines through endless layers of fog…”
The Saber King stroked his beard and showed a look of humility, “It was nothing. From the outside, everything is much clearer!”
“Yes… yes! You are right!” Chu Yang continued to flatter him. Then he suddenly smacked his forehead and said sadly, “This is embarrassing! You managed to figure it out despite me being on the outside and you on the inside! I am so ashamed, I could die!”
“Haha.” The Saber King laughed loudly and replied, “Truly brilliant! I cannot believe a prime minister of Lower Three Heavens dares to take advantage of the grudge between us the Mo clan. Not bad! Not bad!”
“Huh?” King of Hell Chu looked confused and anxiously asked, “Senior, you mean…”
“You see…” The Saber King did not mind explaining to him. In his entire life, the Saber King had never been as patient as he was right now, “Diwu Qing Rou attacks us, and we suspect the Mo clan. Moreover, when it comes to the fight between the Mo clan and us, we would rather die than retreat!”
“Oh wow… That’s right!” Chu Yang replied innocently.
“Therefore, regardless of whether we find the culprit or not, we would still attack the Mo clan.” The Saber King continued to explain, “This way, Diwu Qing Rou wouldn’t have to worry about being exposed. Moreover, at that time, we will begin to place a greater priority on dealing with the Mo clan rather than helping Iron Cloud.”
The Saber King wisely said, “He is truly worthy of being called a top intellect. When he suspected that we were helping you, he immediately came up with a strategy. In addition, no matter what would happen, he would benefit. This type of mind and strategy… is not bad!”
“Yes. Senior, I still have one question.” Chu Yang acted like a little student and humbly spoke.
“Speak!” The Saber King was in a very good mood.
“While this strategy is perfect, it’s a little risky. If that martial master had gotten caught, killed in battle, or exposed, would we not know the truth? In that case, Diwu Qing Rou would have an additional powerful enemy instead!” Chu Yang continued to question, “With my limited understanding of Diwu Qing Rou, he is a cautious person. It is likely that he might not expose himself to such risks.”
“That’s right! This is something I am thinking about as well!” The Saber King frowned and replied.
Idiot, a simple thing like this and you still can’t figure it out! Chu Yang cursed as he still looked up pretending to be thinking. He muttered, “Could it be that he has some exit strategy? But what method would he use? While he is currently not exposed, but after a few days, when the three sides face each other and talk, how would he be able to cover this up?”
You are really an idiot! You still can’t figure out such a simple thing. Chu Yang cursed once again.
The Saber King was deep in thought and was inspired by Chu Yang’s muttering and immediately shouted, “Is this issue really so simple?!”
“Please enlighten me!!” Chu Yang said as he gave the Saber King a clueless look.
The Saber King was filled with a sense of accomplishment and began to explain it right away, “If I am not mistaken, once exposed, they would come to find me and explain that it was a misunderstanding. After which it would be likely that they would try to appease me by providing some sort of compensation!
As he said the word misunderstanding, the Saber King gritted his teeth together, producing a creaking sound which made everyone’s hair stand on their ends.
Chu Yang looked at the Saber King completely dumbfounded. Then he argued, “How would he be able to do that? Such a grievous incident cannot be overlooked just by claiming it to be a misunderstanding! Unless… Diwu Qing Rou has medicines that could resurrect the dead! Whole such mysterious medicines are rare even in the Middle Three Heavens, it is possible that Diwu Qing Rou might have them!”
“Even if he has such medicines, I would not be surprised!” The Saber King looked condescendingly at Chu Yang. His eyes showed a look that said ‘little boy, you are still too naive. He continued and said, “He is the prime minister of Great Zhao, how could he not have at least a few lifesaving medicines? You have to be joking with me!”
“If this is the case, then Diwu Qing Rou’s mentality is really too terrifying!” Chu Yang took a deep breath shook his head in despair, “I really can’t compare… can’t compare to him!”
“But… senior, if he explained himself… would you accept his medicine? Plus, that guy is currently not exposed! How would he explain?” Chu Yang took another deep breath and continued to raise more questions.
“What did you do to make yourself so stupid?!” The Saber King reprimanded Chu Yang, “Did you ever think that just because he is unexposed that he would have people bring the medicine to heal the Sword King? He would want me to see his sincerity and establish a friendship with him. In such a situation, wouldn’t others ridicule us if we go against him?”
Chu Yang gritted his teeth, “So that’s how it is! Diwu Qing Rou! Good, very good! I worked so hard to find a friend, and you, you…”
Chu Yang’s voice grew louder and louder. Finally, he yelled in anger, “Diwu Qing Rou! I, King of Hell Chu, will not share the same sky with you! There can only be one of us!”
His voice came out like angry waves. Everyone who heard it felt his anger and the hatred in it. This was the sort of hatred that could not be feigned. This kind of deep seethed hatred was the kind that would have been caused by someone who had taken the life of a loved one. It was so great that it caused the heavens and earth to tremble in fear.
“Senior…” He said with a trembling voice, “You must not be fooled by him!”
“Rubbish, how can I be fooled by him? Do you think I am just an ordinary person?” The Saber King angrily replied.
“No, no. How could this lowly official ever dare to think that way? Senior, you are much wiser than others, a dragon among men; how could you be so easily fooled? I am just joyful that you have helped me to lift this burden!” Chu Yang quickly corrected himself.
Chu Yang felt accomplished.
This fool! Leading this idiot here made me lose so many of my brain cells! I am truly exhausted!