Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 172 You Are In Grave Danger!
Kong Shang Xin could feel his hair standing on its ends.
Who else would dare to wear such an attire? In addition, he was walking haughtily in front of the Bu Tian Pavilion! Was there anyone who would dare to impersonate King of Hell Chu?
King level leader Kong was getting excited…
Earlier that day, Chu Yang had openly entered Cloud Gate Inn. He did not cover his face until the moment he had reached the Saber King’s door. He then proceeded to gently knock on the door twice.
“Who is it?” The Saber King asked in a tired voice.
“It is me.” Chu Yang said with a cheerful voice, “Senior, don’t you recognise my voice?”
The door then opened and the Saber King started to rebuke him, “If you keep running around in this chaos and end up getting caught by the enemy, you’ll be dead for sure!”
There was a hint of criticism within the Saber King’s words. However, his countenance was a little strange as if he had realized that something was not right. After all, his people had not been there during the prison raid. Hence, when he saw King of Hell Chu, he felt a little guilty.
“If I am discovered, then I would be dead even if I stayed at Bu Tian Pavilion.” Chu Yang smiled, “I am sorry to bother you!”
“You’re not bothering me. Come in quickly.” The Saber King stepped away from the door.
After Chu Yang entered, he could not help but tremble in fear. There were seventeen to eighteen people in the room. No wonder there was no one guarding the door outside. They were all gathered inside.
“I hope all of you are well.” Chu Yang politely greeted them.
The Hei Mo killers rolled their eyes as they looked at Official Chu with distrust. Who is this and why does he seem so familiar?
“This is the minister of Bu Tian Pavilion, Official Chu.” The Saber King explained.
The expression on their faces changed as their gaze displayed their curiosity. So this is the ferocious masked King of Hell Chu.
“Ah, does Official Chu wish to impart us with some knowledge today?” The Saber King spoke in a very polite tone today. The truth was that he could not afford not to be polite. The impact of his people not being there during last night’s incident was great and it made him embarrassed by what had happened.
Previously, he had promised that they would be there. However, when the fight broke out they were nowhere to be found. Regardless, the damage had already been done. What more could he say at this point?
In fact, the Saber King had already decided that if King of Hell Chu brought up last night’s incident, he would seize this opportunity to scold his subordinates until they wouldn’t even be able to lift their heads.
After all, what they did was too much!
“This lowly official dare not!” Chu Yang sighed deeply. His response was as the Saber King had expected, Chu Yang then continued and said, “I am sure you already know about last night’s prison raid.”
“Ah, I have heard.” The Saber King’s face was flushed as he glared at his subordinates.
“Last night’s situation was truly difficult.” King of Hell Chu’s countenance became grave.
“What’s the matter?” The Saber King asked anxiously.
“There is something that forces me to come and apologize to you in person.” Chu Yang said solemnly, “Last night’s incident was far too shocking. It was no different from hell itself. The inside of the prison was even more terrifying. You have been so righteous and generous in sending us an eighth grade Revered Martial Artist, but I am ashamed…”
“That eight grade Revered Martial Artist was most unfortunate… He died gloriously, along with the enemies.” Chu Yang sadly dropped his head.
“What? Died?” The Saber King was so startled that he immediately stood up.
“I am truly ashamed. He was a hero; who placed chivalry above his own life; he was extremely courageous!” Chu Yang continued, “He went against two ninth grade Revered Martial Artists by himself. In the end, they died together with him… If it wasn’t for him, I am afraid the casualties would have been far greater…”
“He was a hero and managed to fight two people at the same time. Unfortunately, the reinforcements did not arrive in time, and he died with grief inside of that prison. This is really too sad and unfortunate!” King of Hell Chu wiped the corners of his eyes with his sleeves as if he was crying.
“Dead. Third Brother Han is dead.” The Saber King was stunned for a moment, then he suddenly became furious, “Bastards! I told you to hurry, yet you all chose to take your time. All of you are useless; you can’t even drag yourselves anywhere. Open your eyes and see. Because of you, Third Brother Han is dead! Third Brother Han is dead! Do you know that?”
“You bastards are a bunch of garbage! You are pigs and dogs; you are beasts!” The Saber King roared in anger, “Dawdling around, without the ability to even follow orders. Do you think that all of you are that great? Part of royalty? Third Brother Han is your brother who fought together with you! Yet, all of you let him die in grief just like that. Don’t you feel guilty? Don’t you feel ashamed? Don’t you feel sad?”
The Saber King continued to roar, “Now you see? This is all because you did not follow my orders! All of you have sinned! You caused your own brother’s death! You have cause Third Brother Han’s death! You… you bastards!”
The truth was that it did not matter whether the Saber King cared for Third Brother Han or not. The most important fact was that these punks had not followed his orders and this was what made him furious.
Today, he had the perfect opportunity to give them a scolding.
On the opposite side, a man in black who had been calmly sitting in a big chair suddenly coughed. He icily looked at Chu Yang and slowly asked, “Minister Chu? Official Chu?”
“Senior, you are…?”
“Hmm, you don’t need to worry about who I am. I just need to ask you a question.” The man gave Chu Yang a cold look and said in a deep voice, “Our man came to help you and died there; where were your people at the time?”
“You are right. Where were my people?” Chu Yang answered sadly, “During last night’s battle, the fight between both sides was earth-shattering. Among our guards and soldiers, nine hundred thirty-seven people heroic died in the line of duty. Three hundred thirty-six people were severely injured. Four people suffered light injuries…”
The expressions of all the Hei Mo masters changed at once!
More than nine hundred dead; more than three hundred severely injured, and only four people suffered light injuries. These numbers were enough to show how brutal the battle was. Severe injuries outnumbering light injuries, and deaths outnumbering injuries. Only the fiercest fighting could lead to such results.
“During last night’s battle, the enemies sent nineteen martial masters. Among them were three ninth level Revered Martial Artists, three eighth grade Revered Martial Artists, and the rest were at least third grade Revered Martial Artists.” Chu Yang continued, “While the strongest one on our side was a ninth grade Martial Great Master!”
“Despite there being such a large disparity in power, after the battle, two enemies died in the hands of your eighth grade Revered Martial Artist. There were also eight others who will forever remain there!”
Chu Yang’s voice was fierce, “Moreover, even though those nine people were lucky enough to escape with their lives, they were still riddled with injuries! Until today, regardless of whether the bodies are theirs or ours, they have all been piled up inside the prison. They have not been buried; it’s extremely pitiful! If you have any doubts, you are welcome to go and investigate.”
The inquisitor became pensive and said casually after a little while, “That’s okay!” He chose not to ask anything else.
“This is my third elder martial brother, Hei Mo clan’s King level leader Soul Catcher. My third elder martial brother is very powerful; he could be considered as one of the top five people in the clan.” The Saber King introduced.
“So it is Senior Soul Catcher. I am pleased to meet you.” Chu Yang said humbly and plainly.
“Ah…, if… your subordinates were there…” Chu Yang sighed deeply. Then he shook his head and laughed, “I have said the wrong thing.”
The Saber King grunted loudly and the martial masters around him became as quiet as clams.
“In fact, other than simply giving you the news, there is something else of great importance I must tell you.” Chu Yang felt relieved as though he had just passed a huge obstacle. If he had not managed to pass it, his plan would not be successful.
“What do you need to tell us?” The Saber King asked.
“It is an issue of your safety.” Chu Yang said sincerely, “There is one thing that has been bothering me. The first time around they sent a King level master. This person was severely injured. Moreover, when they followed up from the previous assault, even though they sent more people, but the most powerful one was a ninth grade Revered Martial Artist. I find this troubling.”
“It is troubling!” The Saber King frowned, “Utterly troubling. If even a King level master almost got killed, why would they only sent Revered Martial Artists? Did they think that it would be successful?”
“Exactly! That’s why I am guessing that there must have been at least one or even two King level leaders hiding in a secret location, waiting in ambush!” Chu Yang said solemnly.
“Yes, your speculation is justified.” King level leader Soul Catcher coolly nodded.
“If they were hiding near there and still chose not come out even when such an ordeal occurred, it would be likely that they have bigger plans!” Chu Yang continued, adding fuel to the fire.
“Yes, I agree!” The Saber King nodded.
“I think the reason that they sent so many martial masters to raid the prison was part of their strategy in hopes that this might leave their actual objective exposed and vulnerable.” Chu Yang continued to think aloud, “If we were to get shocked and see the situation, then this would be the chance for them to make their move!”
“That seems rather reasonable.” King level leader Soul Catcher frowned, and carefully considered this situation.
“Currently, there are only three people who are considered a threat to them… or three kinds of people…” Chu Yang said shyly, “The first is prince Tie Bu Tian, second is you two seniors, and third is… is… me!”
“You?” King level leader Soul Catcher glared at Chu Yang with disdain. Are you saying you are that good? How could the likes of you be comparable to us?
“I… cough cough…” Chu Yang coughed twice with embarrassment and said, “But I think the prince is carefully guarded so they would not make a move on the prince.”
“You two are next on the list of those who are a threat to Golden Horse Riders Department! Especially after this prison raid; you have become a thorn in their sight.”
“I am worried…” Chu Yang said cautiously, “They might be planning something against you! Therefore, you are currently in an extremely dangerous situation! I came here to warn you about this myself in hope that you will be careful.”
“Huh? Haha…” King level leader Soul Catcher laughed icily and said arrogantly, “I am only afraid that they won’t show up!”
“Ah, I have given orders that the information about you staying at Cloud Gate Inn should be kept a secret.” Chu Yang continued, “This is in hope that they might not even show up here. Even if they wanted to make a move against you, they would have to work extremely hard to retrieve the information and get to you.”
“Why does it have to be kept a secret?” King level leader Soul Catcher asked angrily, “I am waiting for them to come!”