Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 234 Was It King Of Hell Chu?
Drops of perspiration dripped from Jing Meng Hun’s forehead onto the ground.
Diwu Qing Rou had never reviewed what was gained or lost from this mission. Neither did he talk about the additional concerns which would be taken into consideration in future missions.
However, the words he said clearly demonstrated the fury hidden within Diwu Qing Rou’s heart!
What was the purpose of creating the Golden Horse Riders Department?
It was for Diwu Qing Rou’s dream of world domination!
Therefore, if the Golden Horse Riders Department were to become an obstacle in Diwu Qing Rou’s path of world domination, he would dissolve it without a moment of hesitation. He would be able to do it as easily as he had established it!
Jing Meng Hun did not doubt this.
The Golden Horse Riders Department was established for Diwu Qing Rou’s own interest. However, if they were not benefitting him in anyway, wouldn’t they have lost their purpose for existing in the first place? What would then become their purpose? To waste money?
While King level masters were important, were they as comparable to a powerful army? Could they aid him in his quest to conquer the world? No! Since they couldn’t and were not capable of giving him any benefit, then what would be the point of keeping them?
This was all part of Diwu Qing Rou’s analysis. Moreover, through his analysis, he had strictly outlined his requirements for the Golden Horse Riders Department! This was something that he had not done before!
At the same time, he had also put forward this point: It was possible for the Golden Horse Riders Department to be absolved!
“Dong Fang Qing Tian was wrong in the way that he trusted too much in his own abilities and wisdom. But I, Diwu Qing Rou, will not make the same mistake!” Diwu Qing Rou glanced at Jing Meng Hun and said slowly, “Therefore, I will only allow a mistake like this slide once. But I will never allow a mistake like this to happen again!”
Jing Meng Hun felt his body soaked with cold sweat as he said, “Rest assured, Prime Minister. There will definitely not be a second time!”
“I believe you!” Diwu Qing Rou nodded his head and said, “Failure isn’t frightening! People dying isn’t frightening! What is frightening is when the failure results in the confusion of the individual and the hatred begins to cloud their judgement! We will take revenge for what they have done to the Golden Horse Riders Department when the time comes. No one is allowed to act rashly!”
Jing Meng Hun gritted his teeth and said, “Yes!”
Diwu Qing Rou finally nodded his head and asked, “How are Yin Wu Fa’s injuries?”
He had been avoiding this topic and refused to let anyone of them mention it. However, once he knew that he had completely repressed their ideas of getting revenge, he then brought it up. This was because Diwu Qing Rou knew that the habits of Jiang Hu remained ingrained in them!
They could only achieve their full potential once they no longer held onto these Jiang Hu habits. Although the price of a King level leader was too expensive for such a lesson, Diwu Qing Rou recognized that this was the perfect opportunity!
The Golden Horse Riders Department would be able to function without a King level leader but only if they had control!
This was something which Diwu Qing Rou was extremely adept at!
“Brother Yin’s injuries…” There was a trace of grief on Jing Meng Hun’s face, “No matter how serious his injuries were, all he needed to do was to take my Meng Hun Solution and he would be able to survive for at least a month! However, third brother’s legs…”
He suddenly looked up, “Official Cheng, I have a question for you. On the way, besides being robbed by the youths from the clans, did you run into anyone else?”
Cheng Yun He was startled, “King level leader Jing, what do you mean by that?”
“If he took my Meng Hun Solution, even if both of his legs are broken, I could still restore them to their original state. However, right now, third brother’s legs… He is completely paralyzed from the waist down!”
Jing Meng Hun’s two eyes were as red as blood as he stared intently at Cheng Yun He, “Such an injury clearly was inflicted after he had taken the Meng Hun Solution!”
Cheng Yun He looked up, closed his eyes and, after a long while, let out a sigh. He then gritted his teeth and said, “With regards to this, I have no idea what energy or cultivation is. I was the only person in charge and capable of bringing him home. I have done everything to the best of my abilities!”
He pushed his neck out and pointed to it with his finger while speaking in a cold tone, “I can guarantee that the body looked like a corpse and no one bothered it on the way back! If King level leader Jing does not believe me or has any suspicions, my head is right here!”
Cheng Yun He held his head high and said arrogantly, “Anyone from Golden Horse Riders Department can come and take it!”
Cheng Yun He was choking with anger.
You people of the Golden Horse Riders department are supposed to be the ones in charge of the footwork, I was only supposed to go over to supervise and assist! Moreover, my orders were given by the Prime Minister! Because you didn’t follow orders and cooperate, the mission was almost a complete failure. I went on a tough and dangerous journey just to bring your brother back! Not only are you unappreciative of my sacrifice, you even suspect that I secretly attacked him?
“Official Cheng’s reaction is too extreme!” Yin Wu Tian said coldly as he looked at Cheng Yun He with the gaze of a poisonous snake. Of course, he still did not believe Cheng Yun He.
“Extreme or not, righteousness exists in one’s heart!” Cheng Yun He finally lost control. He suddenly stood up and said loudly, “If I wanted Yin Wu Fa dead, I would have killed him on the way back here. How does making him a disabled individual benefit me in any way?”
Cheng Yun He was indescribably angry!
“That’s enough!” Diwu Qing Rou gently raised his hand and slowly turned to look at Yin Wu Tian, “Fourth King level leader Yin, perhaps you believe that it would have been better for you if brother had just died out there?”
Yin Wu Tian was startled. His body trembled as he spoke, “Please forgive me, Prime Minister. I just… have some doubts!”
“Then you should doubt our enemies. Don’t doubt the person who went through so much hardship just to bring your brother back!” Diwu Qing Rou said severely, “Yin Wu Tian, you should be more careful when you speak! If anything goes wrong because of your hatred… you know what the consequences will be!”
Kong Shang Xin had died, and Yin Wu Fa was disabled; it was clear that the person who was in the most pain was Yin Wu Tian!
Therefore, Diwu Qing Rou didn’t want to come down too hard on him. However, the only thing he could do now was to toss his “human compassion” aside. If Yin Wu Tian’s hatred was allowed to breed and thrive within his heart, he wouldn’t be able to control it or know how it would manifest itself. Therefore, all Diwu Qing Rou could do at this point was to suppress it!
Yin Wu Tian took a deep breath and said gravely, “The Prime Minister is right!”
“Gao Sheng, do you know which clan King of Hell Chu took advantage of?” Diwu Qing Rou asked. He had asked Gao Sheng to look into this issue seven or eight days ago. However, Diwu Qing Rou now asked with another intention in mind as well.
“Ten days ago, there was news in Middle Three Heavens that the people of Hei Mo clan who left just returned to Middle Three Heavens!” Gao Sheng said cautiously, “There was also a running joke that has been spreading around. The Hei Mo clan sent out three King level leaders, but, when they returned, all three of them were gravely injured…”
“Hei Mo?” Yin Wu Fa’s two eyes widened.
“Yes, Hei Mo!” Gao Sheng said, “It was said that the Hei Mo clan was attacked by the Mo clan in Iron Cloud Citadel. But, after an investigation, it was shown that the Mo clan did not have any martial masters in Iron Cloud Citadel at that time…”
Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian held their breath with their eyes opened wide!
“Later on, King level leader Soul Catcher was forced to tell the truth.” Gao Sheng said slowly, “They had a fight with Golden Horse Riders Department… This caused an uproar in Middle Three Heavens!”
Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian grounded their teeth loudly!
Hei Mo clan!
So it was the Hei Mo clan!
“The entire situation was orchestrated by King of Hell Chu. No matter what, their intention was to frame us!” Gao Sheng said, “Both of the two King level leaders from the Hei Mo clan said that at that time, King of Hell Chu had told them that their opponents were people from the Golden Horse Riders Department. Moreover, because the Hei Mo clan’s people owed King of Hell Chu a favour, they had decided to help out and return the favor!”
“Note that the key point here is: King of Hell Chu had stated things clearly in advance!” Gao Sheng emphasized, “Therefore, the Hei Mo clan could not blame King of Hell Chu!”
Everyone understood this principle very well. It was as if a person was told that another’s enemy was part of an imperial nation, but after hearing about it, that person carried an explosive to blow up their shrine. Although the conflict should not have had anything to do with that person, however, that person still agreed to it willingly…
“In that case, the Hei Mo clan has taken responsibility for the whole thing themselves?” Yin Wu Tian’s eyes were filled with rage.
“Upper Three Heavens is not allowed to get involved with disputes between Middle Three Heavens clans. Middle Three Heavens is not allowed to participate in contentions between kingdoms in Lower Three Heavens! This is an unchanging rule of the Nine Heavens!” Gao Sheng raised his brows and said casually, “It is clear that those King level leaders of the Hei Mo clan have broken those rules and been placed under questioning! Regardless of how this matter is being dealt with, what is done is done! Therefore, anyone who brings this up again would be extremely unwise!”
“The Nine Heavens has its own justice. Perhaps King of Hell Chu managed to take advantage of some sort of loophole. Moreover, these things have already passed and the Hei Mo clan has acknowledged that King of Hell Chu was not to blame. But if we… Haha, if King of Hell Chu was able to take advantage of this justice, it is certain what would happen in the end!”
Gao Sheng’s eyes flashed sharply, “Therefore, I believe that we must control ourselves with regards to this matter regardless of the circumstances!”
Jing Meng Hun sighed and sat down. With a crack, Yin Wu Tian’s hands crushed the edge of the table in front of him. Their eyes were bloodshot red and the both of them appeared slightly depressed…
If one were to face the laws of the Nine Heavens, even an Emperor level master would not dare to rebel against them, let alone a King level master.
“Yun He, those youths from the great clans…” Diwu Qing Rou waved his hands and smothered the air of hatred. He then stated their current goal.
Diwu Qing Rou had a firm grasp of the minds of people and their character. After the two previous mistakes, he had become more cautious!
“Those young men… When they were arguing with each other, I heard that one of their names was Luo Ke Di. Another one of them was Ji Mo, and there was also another with the surname Gu. As for the other two, I do not know their names.” Cheng Yun He said thoughtfully, “I am also unsure if they were from a clan in the Middle Three Heavens or the Upper Three Heavens.”
“Luo Ke Di is the second young master of the Luo clan from Middle Three Heavens! Ji Mo is the second young master of the Ji clan from Middle Three Heavens.” The moment Gao Sheng heard these names, a trace of tension appeared on his face, “As for the surname Gu… Could it be that it was someone from the Gu clan?”
Diwu Qing Rou’s countenance turned pale. He tapped his fingers gently on the table and did not say anything for a long time. Raising his eyebrows pensively, he allowed everyone to digest what Gao Sheng had just said.
After a while, Diwu Qing Rou finally said slowly, “Among those people, could it be… that one of them was the King of Hell Chu?”