Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 267 About This Matter, I Was Wrong!
For three consecutive days, the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber appeared every night. And each night, all of Continent Center Citadel had turned into a pig slurry. More than half of the government offices were destroyed…
However, all Diwu Qing Rou did was to arrest people continuously without bothering about anything else.
All the captured people were secretly brought to the secret department of Golden Horse Riders Department. And the arrests continued…
Yet, there was still no sign of the Middle Three Heavens clans joining in the fight, something which Chu Yang had hoped.
Chu Yang had a nagging feeling that something was not right. He was constantly preoccupied with his thoughts for days. It was not until the afternoon of the third day that something finally dawned on him.
“Oh no!” King of Hell Chu exclaimed in realization. He slapped his thigh and his eyes were flashing alertly.
“What’s the matter?” Gu Du Xing asked. He was holding the Black Dragon Sword in his hand and did not even bother to look up.
“No doubt, we are causing chaos by doing this. But… it is highly possible that we are, in fact, giving Diwu Qing Rou what he wants!” Chu Yang laughed bitterly, “The forces of Jiang Hu! The forces of Jiang Hu!”
“You mean… Diwu Qing Rou is also adding fuel to the fire?” Gu Du Xing gasped in disbelief.
“Yes, I am most certain about this.” Chu Yang sighed. He took a deep breath to quickly calm his mind. At that moment, being calm was most vital. Any hastiness would mean certain death. Even if he was not able to calm himself down, he must try his best.
“This leopard can’t change his spots. I have made a huge mistake.” Chu Yang felt his blood boiling as he started to think about his mistake.
He thought through the reasons for his mistake, the quickest way that could allow him to regain his clarity and the quickest way to locate an escape route. Although he was not confident, he hoped that this analysis would enable him to find a way out.
“You made a big mistake?” Gu Du Xing frowned, “Our plan is flawless. It is also the best way to create chaos for our opponent. The chaos caused by Jiang Hu would stir a huge trouble for the royal court. And we would be able to continue the rest of our plans from there. There is absolutely no problem with our plan. Why…”
“Jiang Hu! The forces of Jiang Hu have always been the greatest headache for the royal court. They are also the cause of the chaos. In the past years, the two sides were always against each other.” Chu Yang slowly organized his thoughts, “The forces of Jiang Hu are everywhere. The royal court was only able to command peace, but they could never destroy these forces or recruit them.”
“But I have now provided Diwu Qing Rou with this opportunity.”
Just then, Chu Yang suddenly recalled something Tie Bu Tian had mentioned: Jiang Hu was the predecessor of the royal court. Once he reached a certain level, there would be a fight for power. After which, the form would quickly change into that of a royal court.
The people of Jiang Hu had always looked down on scholars. Yet, after they became powerful, their first target for elimination would be Jiang Hu people, and the first thing they would promote are scholars.
These were what Tie Bu Tian had mentioned to Chu Yang the first time he met him.
A huge wave of regret washed over King of Hell Chu. He realized that his greatest mistake was not discussing this mission with Tie Bu Tian.
Tie Bu Tian’s exceptional political mind would definitely see through the all the flaws in this plan.
However, at that time, he and Tie Bu Tian was in a middle of a dilemma that resulted in him having to make the decision on his own.
Thinking about this made Chu Yang slightly upset.
Raised up by Xiao He, and casted down by Xiao He. This saying was apt for this situation and it rang continuously in Chu Yang’s mind. To counteract Diwu Qing Rou’s plan, Chu Yang caused Du Shi Qing to disappear four months early. That would upset Diwu Qing Rou’s plans. It would allow Iron Cloud a chance to catch its breath and gave them time to make the trip to Continent Center and delay the war.
It was also because of this that Tie Bu Tian became unhappy with him. Although he still trusted Chu Yang, the conflict in their relationship could not be ignored. This was why the current operation was done without any consultation from Tie Bu Tian.
Even though he had two lifetimes of experience, Chu Yang was still unable to comprehend much of politics.
Tie Bu Tian’s trust in Chu Yang did not falter! No matter what he did, Tie Bu Tian has always been supportive of Chu Yang! Tie Bu Tian trusted Chu Yang completely, even for this trip to Great Zhao.
Yet, this trust was erroneous. It had resulted in a fatal mistake.
Chu Yang started to feel uncomfortable as he thought about this.
Chu Yang, you are incapable of doing all these! You are no match for Mo Tian Ji when there is Jiang Hu. You are far below Diwu Qing Rou in terms of politics. If you continue this way, you will surely fail!
Chu Yang silently chided himself.
He then stood up and slowly paced around the room. He quietly muttered to himself, “…If there is a next life, I will dance with you under the heavens!” Right now, only Mo Qing Wu could be provide Chu Yang with strength! She was also the best remedy to calm him down!
Even if there is a next life, I will not have the chance to dance with you under the heavens if I lose!
Gu Du Xing overheard Chu Yang mutter something but was not able to hear anything clearly. He was just about to ask when Chu Yang suddenly whipped around and announced solemnly, “I was wrong about this!”
The words seemed as if they had been ripped out from Chu Yang’s heart.
As soon as he said that, Chu Yang immediately felt relaxed! Yes, relaxed!
Historically, powerful people were able to recognize the flaws and weaknesses of their enemies and utilise them to their advantage. However, how many of them were able to see through their own mistakes?
Not being able to recognize one’s mistake resulted in countless heroes to sink like stones and die in bitterness!
Chu Yang was unaware, but perhaps by saying these words, he was able to conquer the great demon that everyone in the world had within them!
He had faced his own weakness, his own shortcomings, and had willingly admitted failure!
“Diwu Qing Rou’s Great Zhao contains numerous Jiang Hu people. And Great Zhao remains in their neutral stance, which means the rift between officials and Jiang Hu is large and irreconcilable.” Chu Yang smiled and murmured, “Therefore, Great Zhao’s Jiang Hu is Diwu Qing Rou’s biggest headache.”
“Do you mean that… Because in recent years, Iron Cloud was always on the losing side, which meant that the Jiang Hu people would remain on the same side and smooth things over even if there were conflicts? And Great Zhao was always the odd one out?” Gu Du Xing was also an intelligent person and he had immediately guessed the implications.
“Yes, that’s correct.”
“So, this time, the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber are actually gathering the forces of Great Zhao’s Jiang Hu to the Continent Center where Diwu Qing Rou is able to grab them all in one swoop?” Gu Du Xing frowned and continued slowly.
“Exactly.” Chu Yang affirmed. “If I were Diwu Qing Rou, I would make use of this opportunity for the Jiang Hu people to compete and fight with each other. I would wait for my chance to catch and lock up anyone I can. When everything is over, it would be the right time to recruit these people to my side. Even if I can only manage to recruit a fraction of the people, it would still be a massive force.”
“Moreover, after this incident, Great Zhao’s Jiang Hu would need a long period of time to recover. Although Diwu Qing Rou has to suffer through this chaos, he would be able to eliminate a lingering problem.”
“The chaos has gone on for three days.” Chu Yang said softly, “The Continent Center is currently suffering. But Diwu Qing Rou had already managed to capture more than six thousand people! The devastation in Continent Center can easily be fixed with money and ordinary manpower. All they have to do is just a little renovation. On the other hand, Diwu Qing Rou has taken this opportunity to amass his strength which he could use in the future to cause harm to us!”
“This matter would buy Iron Cloud six months to one year of time. But, eventually, Diwu Qing Rou is the one that is benefitting from it!” Chu Yang said coldly. “Even after the chaos is over, Diwu Qing Rou would still be able to reap its benefits.”
“As soon as Diwu Qing Rou manage to gather a powerful force, even one that we cannot handle… he will no longer have to care about anything anymore.”
Chu Yang laughed scornfully, “Diwu Qing Rou… you are really something!”
Gu Du Xing started to feel lightheaded just from listening. “If that is the case, what can we do to solve this?” questioned Gu Du Xing.
“Solve…” Chu Yang stood up and pondered before saying, “We can only continue with what we have started. There is no stopping… For the moment, we don’t have any solution. We can only try to find a chance to resolve this as time passes.”
“Diwu Qing Rou is extremely thorough. I am no match for him in that aspect! He could unconsciously turn something bad into a good opportunity. Furthermore, he is even able to use a very simplistic approach to hit us right at our weakest spot which would render us unable to fight back!”
Chu Yang sighed, “Facing this kind of opponent is truly the biggest challenge in one’s life!” Although Chu Yang sounded despondent, Gu Du Xing noticed that Chu Yang’s eyes were flashing determinedly!
Gu Du Xing could not help but sigh and said in admiration, “Chu Yang, do you know that you have changed?” Indeed, the Chu Yang right now was different from the Chu Yang before.
And this change had happened in just a moment.
The Chu Yang in the past made people feel that he could control anything. He had seemed powerful and bold, but also a little conceited.
The Chu Yang now appeared very humble.
This was a change of the mindset. It was no different from a change of the soul.
It could also be said that Chu Yang had finally matured! Under the powerful pressure of Diwu Qing Rou, Chu Yang was finally able to see the light.
Hence, Gu Du Xing was in awe. He knew that the mind was a product of worldly culmination. Being able to have such a breakthrough of the mind was easier said than done. One of such breakthrough was equivalent to breaking through ten grades in martial arts!
Such a tremendous advancement was essentially immeasurable!
Although Chu Yang seemed to be in the losing position now, Gu Du Xing had the feeling that, with this breakthrough, the outcome for Chu Yang would still turn out favourable for him, even as he was being led by Diwu Qing Rou for the time being.
“Should we inform Ji Mo and tell the others to stop?” enquired Gu Du Xing.
“No! Continue to follow our original plan and make no changes!” Chu Yang’s gaze was thoughtful as he spoke, “Diwu Qing Rou has turned a bad situation into a good one… Can we manage to turn this back into a bad one?”
“Those who train at the Middle Three Heavens clans are here. According to the information I obtain, almost all of them went to Heaven Reaching Tower.” Chu Yang said pensively, “This is also Diwu Qing Rou’s arrangement… It is also his triumph card…”
He suddenly turned and said excitedly, “Du Xing, we will also proceed to Heaven Reaching Tower!”