Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 259 Diwu Qing Rou's Headache!
Everyone was silent.
“Bu Chu, has the Office of Defence completed their tally?” Diwu Qing Rou sighed and said.
“The tally is completed.” Han Bu Chu was a little hesitant to present the report. He coughed dryly twice before continuing, “The number that was tallied is still probably fairly inaccurate…”
“Continue.” Diwu Qing Rou said quietly.
“As you wish. The number of Jiang Hu travelers has increased significantly within the past three days…” Han Bu Chu swallowed his saliva nervously and took a quick glance at Diwu Qing Rou to assess the situation before he continued, “The other day, the number of Jiang Hu people increased to about four thousand! Cough… Cough…”
“What is the number today?”
“Today… It is estimated that at noon, the Jiang Hu visitors has already surpassed over thirty thousand individuals!” Han Bu Chu continued to perspire profusely as a trail of sweat dripped down his forehead almost making a puddle on the ground, “There are also a large number of people who are rushing toward the Continent Center. The numbers are expected to increase to at least fifty or sixty thousand people by the time that the gates close tonight.”
As they heard the numbers, everyone was shocked and filled with disbelief.
The past few days, news of the Underworld Saber, as well as the Ask the Heavens Sword, spread like wildfire throughout Great Zhao. This resulted in a surge in the number of treasure hunters who were heading toward the Continent Center Citadel as well.
About ten days ago, there were only a couple dozen or hundred people. However, the number of people had begun to increase at least tenfold every day…
“The situation seems to be extremely dangerous and grim!” Diwu Qing Rou frowned helplessly as he called King level leader Jing.
“Please sir, give me your orders and I will carry them out accordingly.” Jing Meng Hun said as he bowed.
“I will be mobilizing the Golden Horse Riders Department. You will lead them to capture the people who have the Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber! It is pertinent for us to have the sword and saber in our possession. Under no circumstances can we let them cause any more trouble!”
“Understood!” Jing Meng Hun nodded.
“This is likely to be the only way to solve this huge commotion. The rumors about the Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber have already had their effect. It is impossible to completely resolve this issue at this state.” Diwu Qing Rou sighed before continuing, “The only thing that we can do at this point is to have both divine weapons in our possession. Eventually, the crowd will become restless and the matter will solve itself as people lose patience and disperse…”
Han Bu Chu sighed, “However, this would still take a long time for them to do just that.”
Diwu Qing Rou frowned, “How is the mission at Beyond the Heavens Sect?”
Jing Meng Hun’s forehead was flooded with sweat, “Cough… cough… They came back yesterday… But Meng Chao Ran was not killed. Instead, our people… lost two ninth-grade Revered Martial Masters.”
Diwu Qing Rou frowned and said, “Beyond the Heavens Sect is that powerful?”
Jing Meng Hun’s forehead was thoroughly drenched in cold sweat.
Diwu Qing Rou has always been gentle. Usually, a frown would have already been extremely dangerous. However, today not only did he frown but he also unexpectedly took a few deep breaths as well. These signs were extremely bad.
“Because… as they were about to go in for the kill, two mysterious swordsmen suddenly appeared.” Jing Meng Hun explained.
“Two mysterious swordsmen?” Diwu Qing Rou laughed softly, “When they were going in for the kill? King level leader Jing, Golden Horse Riders Department needs to be straightened out.”
“You are absolutely right, Prime Minister.” Jing Meng Hun didn’t have anything else to say. In this mission, success had completely been in their grasp. Moreover, before the two mysterious swordsmen had appeared, it could be said that they had countless opportunities to put an end to Meng Chao Ran’s life.
However, in order to keep their strength, those two ninth-grade Revered Martial Artists did not give the order to kill with everything they had which resulted in the eventual failure of the mission.
In fact, it could be said that right from the beginning, they would have been able to kill Meng Chao Ran if they had used deadly techniques.
However, those possibilities couldn’t be used as soon as those two mysterious swordsmen appeared.
Diwu Qing Rou’s words meant just that. While Diwu Qing Rou never showed any disappointment toward him, misunderstanding Diwu Qing Rou what he said would result in total misfortune…
As Jing Meng Hun gave his report on the mission, his hatred for the King of Hell Chu began to grow even more.
If it wasn’t for the fact that King of Hell Chu had been so devious which resulted in the death of one of the Golden Horse Riders Department’s King level leaders and the other to become disabled, they would have been able to send one King level leader in this mission to kill Meng Chao Ran, making it foolproof.
Currently, the highest level people they were able to send out were ninth grade Revered Martial Artists! This was all because of the damage that King of Hell Chu had done to the Golden Horse Riders Department!
“In almost half a year, more than half of the spy network in Iron Cloud Citadel had fallen into the hands of the enemies! One King level leader had lost his life and the other was disabled. Almost fifty martial experts at the leadership level in Golden Horse Riders Department had died in Iron Cloud Citadel!” Diwu Qing Rou said softly, “Even Number One perished there. Right after, our mission against Meng Chao Ran and Beyond the Heavens Sect failed when it should have been a success!”
Jing Meng Hun kept his head low.
Diwu Qing Rou slowly continued, “Golden Horse Riders Department, over the past half year, there has not been a single successful mission!” His voice was stern and cold.
“I hope that this time with the Ask the Heavens Sword and the Underworld Saber, the Golden Horse Riders Department will not disappoint me!” Diwu Qing Rou said in a calm voice, “King level leader Jing, you will have to give this matter more of your attention.”
“Understood!” Jing Meng Hun responded loudly.
“Prime Minister, Number One’s family… they have been sent over by Tie Bu Tian.” Han Bu Chu brought up this subject to distract Diwu Qing Rou a bit. He received a thankful look from Jing Meng Hun.
“Number One’s family…” Diwu Qing Rou looked a bit wistful. He thought for a long time before speaking, “Bu Chu, make the necessary arrangements. Treat them with the same decorum as royalties and provide them with whatever they need. Understood?”
Han Bu Chu bowed in response.
“Gao Sheng, are there any issues between your Gao clan and the Ji clan?” Diwu Qing Rou asked slowly.
“Both of our houses are clans in Middle Three Heavens. However, one is in the south while the other is in the north; the distance between one another is very far. We don’t have any grudges or disputes.” Gao Sheng said.
“Hmm, if that is the case, you will deal with young master Ji Mo. While you are at it, check his background.” Diwu Qing Rou said softly, “As for Rui Bu Tong, have you heard of this person’s name?”
“Never.” Gao Sheng thought for a long time and said, “I have never heard of a Middle Three Heavens clan with the surname Rui.”
“Hmm…” Diwu Qing Rou thought for a little and said, “Pay careful attention to this person… See if it is possible that this person could be an incarnation of King of Hell Chu.”
Gao Sheng was surprised, “An incarnation of King of Hell Chu?”
Han Bu Chu and company were also startled!
“This possibility is not too high.” Diwu Qing Rou said, “However, according to our speculations, King of Hell Chu will definitely come to Great Zhao. How will he do this? What identity will he use? We need to think about all of these things…”
“Even if Rui Bu Tong is not King of Hell Chu… King of Hell Chu will certainly contact the two of them…” As Diwu Qing Rou said this, his speech was a hesitant and indecisive, “Gao Sheng, take care of this matter. If you can catch King of Hell Chu, then their fate will be sealed!”
Gao Sheng’s eyes flashed, “Rest assured, Prime Minister. If this Rui Bu Tong is indeed King of Hell Chu, he would not be able to escape from my grasp even if he grew a pair of wings!”
“Mm, but you have to pay attention not to use your clan’s background or get into direct conflict with them.” Diwu Qing Rou said calmly, “This is in consideration for your clan, you must not break… the rules.”
“Split up and accomplish your tasks. Han Bu Chu, you will be in charge of this matter.” Diwu Qing Rou said, “Yun He will assist you. Gao Sheng will be in charge of contacting the clans. King level leader Jing will take care of the Jiang Hu people. King level leader Yin will take care of… some other secret matters.”
At this point in time, both Ji Mo and Rui Bu Tong were lying around in Cheng Yun He’s manor. They lifted their legs up as they talked and drank tea with great delight.
There was something that Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing had been wrong about.
After Ji Mo and Rui Bu Tong caused such an uproar, the two of them immediately started to gather up wealth.
On the way, countless wealthy households were cleaned out by Rui Bu Tong.
Gu Du Xing’s estimate of a few million was far too low! In fact, even though Ji Mo had only followed behind Rui Bu Tong and gotten some leftovers, he had already amassed a few million.
When they left Iron Cloud, the two only brought a small bag. Right now, they had to use a carriage. In the carriage were all bank notes!
Furthermore, Rui Bu Tong had also stolen quite a few strange and rare items. The two people were now carrying an air of new money. There were two purple jade bracelets on Ji Mo’s wrists. The cap on his head was also adorned with a large luminous pearl.
Along the way, the two of them stuffed themselves with as many delicacies as they could. As a result of this, their bodies had unexpectedly increased in size.
When they had nothing else to do, they would pull out the Underworld Saber and go around killing people and causing trouble. Generally, this was how they had led a wave of chaos and excitement toward Great Zhao.
Finally, the two punks quietly marched their way toward Cheng Yun He’s place and ignored the uproar in the Continent Center Citadel. They then ate and drank as if there was no commotion at all.
This alone was enough to show that they were much cleverer than the two coolies, Dong Wu Shang and Luo Ke Di…
This was indeed the second young master of the Ji clan whose skill of laziness had reached its pinnacle.
“Ji Mo, tell me, in this cold weather… is there anything fun to do?” Rui Bu Tong was admiring a purple jade horse he accidentally picked up from Cheng Yun He’s bedroom. He loved it so much that he did not want to put it down, “Stealing like this all the time is no fun at all.”
“No problem, your third brother can derive pleasure from just looking at a pile of money.” Ji Mo smiled, “Just keep stealing for me.”
“I wonder if big brother will come.” Rui Bu Tong rolled his eyes.
“Shut up!” Ji Mo glared, “Stupid, what nonsense are you speaking?”
Rui Bu Tong immediately became quiet. If other people learned about King of Hell Chu’s whereabouts, it would be a big disaster.
“People! Send in two beautiful girls to give us a massage right now.” Ji Mo stretched his neck and yelled loudly.i
After some time, as second young master Ji Mo almost fell asleep from being massaged by the maid, Cheng Yun He returned.
“Young master Ji…?”
“What is it?”
“Cough… cough… There is a young master here who claimed to be an old friend of yours.” Cheng Yun He looked at the punk who did not even want to lift his eyelids. He really wanted to kick this guy out. Is he not a second young master? I am taking care of you out of respect for the Ji clan, but you are really pushing it…
“Call him in!” Ji Mo’s eyes remained closed as he waved his arm and spoke arrogantly. The kind of attitude that Ji Mo treated Cheng Yun He was like that of an emperor ordering a eunuch around.