Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 235 A Series Of Venomous Schemes!
“King of Hell Chu?” Gao Sheng’s eyes widened, “Impossible!”
“First, it seems too coincidental for Yun He to run into descendants of great clans who were acting as robbers during that dangerous period? Moreover, these were descendants of clans from the Middle Three Heavens!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled faintly.
“This was almost the same as notifying us: We will become the focus of the entire continent and everything will revolve around us! You should prepare yourselves for this!” A cold light flashed in Diwu Qing Rou’s eyes.
“Perhaps they might have inadvertently mentioned this. Senior Cheng has carefully noted it.” Gao Sheng pondered aloud as the brows on his face slowly began to pinch themselves together.
“It is possible that this could have been the case. Moreover, what about the second point where they mentioned that they were robbers. Did they take away anything in the end? They waited in such heavy snowy weather in the middle of nowhere just to have some fun?” Diwu Qing Rou smiled, “Even the excuse of looking for King level Yin itself is ridiculous!”
“Is it possible that the descendants of Middle Three Heavens are that bored?”
“Thirdly, I do not believe in such coincidences!” Diwu Qing Rou said nonchalantly, “In the next encounter that you talked about, it is possible that King of hell Chu would come to Great Zhao in order to cause some sort of commotion! Moreover, if they do indeed come to Great Zhao, it is very likely that they would contact Yun He!”
Gao Sheng thought about everything carefully for a while before he slowly nodded his head in agreement, “The Prime Minister is right, there is definitely a likely chance of such a thing happening!”
“If such is the case and we still are unable to foresee such an event even with Yun He’s assistance, it would be the same as the Golden Horse Riders Department welcoming them with open arms… There is little doubt that they would be kept in the safest part in Great Zhao…” As Han Bu Chu thought about it, he couldn’t help but gasp in disbelief.
“Now that the Prime Minister has discovered his strategy, what we should do is to spread our net as widely as possible and wait for him to take the bait!” Gao Sheng sneered, “If King of Hell Chu is really coming here then we should prepare so that we will be able to catch him at an appropriate time without wasting unnecessary energy.”
“Not necessarily!” Diwu Qing Rou said thoughtfully, “It is likely that the King of Hell Chu wouldn’t act as childishly as we expect him to! There has to be some hidden motive!”
He paused for a moment and muttered as he paced back and forth, “One person was from the Luo clan, the other person was from the Ji clan and another from the Gu Clan… Three of the great clans of the Middle Three Heavens… Hmm, the King of Hell Chu is displaying his strength. He will definitely bring them with him when he comes! We should assume that their relationship is not a superficial one…”
“Since King of Hell Chu does not have enough strength in order to deal with us, the only thing he can do is to borrow the strength of others… Speaking about borrowing strength, hmm, if their relationship runs deep, they would help him. However, people from the Middle Three Heavens are not allowed to get involved in the matters of Lower Three Heavens. They can’t openly help him… However, if we provoke him first, this would be a completely different matter…”
“If King of Hell Chu makes use of their help to sow discord, it would be as though our Golden Horse Riders Department caused the trouble with the Hei Mo clan and subsequently decided to go head to head with these three great clans… Could this be what King of Hell Chu is aiming to do?”
Diwu Qing Rou gently rubbed his forehead as he muttered, “Could this be that this is a trap that King of Hell Chu had set up?”
He thought about the situation over and over again and said, “If we go against the three of these great clans at the same time… our Golden Horse Riders Department would be in danger of being wiped from existence…”
Hang Bu Chu, Cheng Yun He, Gao Sheng, Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian quietly listened to Diwu Qing Rou explain and analyze everything bit by bit. When he started to explain that the Golden Horse Riders Department would be in danger, everyone felt a chill run down their spines.
If King of Hell Chu’s strategy was indeed as Diwu Qing Rou had predicted, it was likely that King of Hell Chu would launch relentless attacks at them and gradually lead them into a dangerous situation! Moreover, if they thought that they were close to catching King of Hell Chu and made their move… it could be possible that the three great clans would get angry and decide to wage war on the Golden Horse Riders Department…
“However, since we know about his plan, it doesn’t seem as daunting anymore.” Hang Bu Chu said in a thoughtful manner, “If we are able to contact these three clans immediately and let them know of the situation, we might be able to prevent King of Hell Chu from exploiting their forces.
“Exactly.” Diwu Qing Rou said, “Should we let Gao Sheng deal with this? What do you think?”
“Rest assured, Prime Minister. I will deal with this matter.” Gao Sheng said confidently. It would have been foolish if he knew of the enemy’s intentions and still chose not to fight back.
“Mm, Gao Sheng, you should get ready.” Diwu Qing Rou said casually, “If King of Hell Chu wants to come, then let him come first! Before that, we shall keep in touch with these clans and notify them of this matter. But only after King of Hell Chu arrives here…”
Gao Sheng became excited, “Yes!”
“Ah, that is the first issue.” Diwu Qing Rou sighed and said with a slight hint of loneliness, “The Emperor of Iron Cloud, Tie Shi Cheng fought with me for many years and it could be said that he was the leader of his generation! I planned on keeping him around because he still had some use. However, I never expected him to die during such weather… This has rendered the plan which I have carefully crafted for many years obsolete! That is really strange.” Diwu Qing Rou said lightly, “Tie Shi Cheng was initially alive and well, why did he die so suddenly? Moreover, Du Shi Qing also disappeared at just the right time. I do not believe that this has nothing to do with King of Hell Chu.”
“Give orders to all of the spies still in Iron Cloud Citadel to immediately spread the rumor that King of Hell Chu actually caused the death of Tie Shi Cheng. This… Bu Chu, you should craft it into a story and circulate it as much as possible! It would be best if Tie Bu Tian does not believe it. Even if he doesn’t believe it, there will be people who do.”
“Yes, Prime Minister.”
“Mm, there is more. Since Tie Shi Cheng died, Tie Bu Tian has taken over his place. Everyone knows that a country cannot be without a ruler. However… we can still make use of this to create rumors! Start another one saying that Tie Bu Tian was the one who killed his father for the throne! While his father’s body was still warm, he climbed onto the throne; called him coldblooded, heartless, disloyal, unfilial, and deserving of punishment from the rest of the world! Bu Chu, you shall oversee this matter.”
“Thirdly, at the time Tie Shi Cheng died, our army was also attacking! During that time, Tie Long Cheng was at the battlefront and didn’t go back to pay his respects. Haha, although we know the real reason why he could not come back, it still remains a fact that Tie Long Cheng never went back for the funeral!”
Diwu Qing Rou said, “Therefore, there needs to be rumors. First of which is Tie Long Cheng is amassing his own army with plans to rebel because he refuses to acknowledge the new emperor! Second is that Tie Long Cheng believes that his older brother died under some questionable circumstances and didn’t dare to return. However, when Tie Long Cheng does indeed return, he will definitely demand an answer from Tie Bu Tian which could potentially result in an internal conflict in Iron Cloud.”
“This matter, Bu Chu, is also your responsibility.”
“There is still more, while Du Shi Qing has disappeared, we can still spread false rumors that Tie Bu Tian usurped the throne by ending the emperor’s life prematurely. Moreover, how he managed to do that was by killing Du Shi Qing! However, this rumor must be done tactfully and it has to somehow find its way into the ears of those people who knew Du Shi Qing… In this matter, Du Shi Qing’s son would be able to lend his assistance.”
“Yes.” Han Bu Chu was increasingly impressed. While these strategies of Diwu Qing Rou only involved spreading rumors, all of which were extremely sinister. With the proper control, they would prove extremely useful!
In the world, the most frightening thing was the mouth of the common man. As long as the people believed something to be true, falsehood could become truth by word of mouth.
“Because of the throne, Tie Bu Tian allowed King of Hell Chu to massacre great and senior officials loyal to Iron Cloud… Even the living saint of Iron Cloud, Tang Xin Sheng, was turned into a spy… This matter must be made into a big deal! …Understood?”
“Make time to carry this out right away!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and muttered, “While King of Hell Chu might be able to destroy my plans, how can let him do so without retaliating?”
Gao Sheng said, “Prime Minister, if this is the case, at the border… Could you allow the soldiers to relax a little? After all, the entire place is covered in ice and snow. Many soldiers are already suffering from frostbite; some have even died from the cold…”
Diwu Qing Rou frowned a little and thought for a moment. Then he said, “Get the best material that money can buy and transport coats to the border. However, force the soldiers to continue! If we are suffering, Iron Cloud must be suffering even more than us! Moreover, when those rumors start to spread, we must not allow Tie Long Cheng to go back!”
“Golden Horse Riders Department must be straightened out during this time. King level leader Yin is injured and must rest well!” Diwu Qing Rou said warmly, “Since the world is covered in ice, Golden Horse Riders Department can temporarily halt all of its dispatches. Make arrangements for the funeral of King level leader Kong. At that time I will personally send him off!”
“Yes.” Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian replied in unison. As they were reminded of Kong Shang Xin, the two almost teared up. They choked as they said, “Thank you, Prime Minister.”
“With respect to the sects, we have to make the King of Hell Chu a little more uncomfortable! Allow the other larger sects to attack Beyond the Heavens Sect. If they can’t be wiped out completely, there must at least be a large number of casualties! Put as much effort into eliminating as many of them as possible.” Diwu Qing Rou said casually, “I heard that King of Hell Chu’s master is Meng Chao Ran, correct? If his master dies, wouldn’t King of Hell Chu feel sad?”
“Even if King of Hell Chu is not human, he would probably shed a few tears.” Gao Sheng laughed. A sinister look flashed from the depths of his eyes.
Indeed, Diwu Qing Rou’s strategies were cruel to an extreme level! If it was anyone else, that person would be probably be struggling at this point.
Moreover since King of Hell Chu and Tie Bu Tian would have to deal with these ploys; they probably would not feel too good about it…
“Prime Minister…” Cheng Yun He reached his hand to his chest and took out a jade box. He said in shame, “… You had planned to do great things with these two pieces of Jade Spirit Ginseng. But after arriving, I discovered that Number One had died, and I did not have a chance to befriend the King level leader of the Hei Mo clan and as such, they did not serve their purpose. I have failed your expectations, and I now return them back to you! Please take them!”