Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 38 Killed Too Soon
“The outcome of this entire battle is dependent on these two individuals, Tie Bu Tian and Diwu Qing Rou. Furthermore, Diwu Qing Rou sees immense value in eliminating Tie Bu Tian, prioritising it over almost everything else.”
“It is thus our responsibility to protect Tie Bu Tian. If he is assassinated, we would be the primary suspect because we moved to their side from that of Great Zhao’s. Thus we would likely receive the brunt of their wrath.”
Chu Yang analysed their possibilities for a while and realised that all their plans were centred on the survival or death of Tie Bu Tian.
Chu Yang wondered what sort of youth could create such a wrench in the genius, Diwu Qing Roy’s, plans that he wanted to get rid of him this bad?
The only thing Chu Yang remembered was that Tie Bu Tian had an extraordinary reputation and that he was assassinated at Primordial Gorge. However, he had not paid much attention to these events. Upon reflection of how these past events had occurred, he couldn’t help but feel slightly frightened.
There was nothing ordinary about a seventeen-year-old who was comparable to Diwu Qing Rou!
Chu Yang was reminded of another legend of the Upper Three Heavens – Infinitely Excellent Saber Master Liu Yong Xiang. However, even if he was still alive this legendary Martial Artist Saint could not compare to Diwu Qing Rou!
There was also Ao Xie Yun, a talent from the Middle Three Heavens, famous from a young age and spent a lifetime causing chaos throughout the world.
Not to mention this female talent of a mystery background Jin Xi Zhu, who controlled the dark side of the Middle Three Heavens.
These individuals including Diwu Qing Rou and Tie Bu Tian were god-sent talent and if they were all born within the same regions, it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine the amount of chaos that would plague the entire region!
“There is still one thing you have not considered. We only need to help Tie Bu Tian defeat Diwu Qing Rou and we would have achieved far more than what many other leaders have accomplished. This will allow for Beyond the Heavens Sect to prosper and subsequently enable us to purge the spies hidden within our sect.” said Wu Yun Liang with a smile on his face. Chu Yang couldn’t help but give a pained laugh. Defeat Diwu Qing Rou? That’s easier said than done! Regardless of political schemes or war strategy, Diwu Qing Rou remained undefeated!
Well but I guess it would be a challenge to beat him… Chu Yang thought and immediately realised: Wu Yun Liang is right. If I am determined to change the fate of history, I must face Diwu Qing Rou at some point! If I hold on to the idea that Diwu Qing Rou is invincible, what would I be fighting for?
I must win! At least keep Tie Bu Tian alive long enough to throw a wrench into Diwu Qing Rou’s plans! I shall change the very course of history itself!
Regardless whether it was for the sake of Beyond the Heavens Sect, Tan Tan or master! Or Qing Wu!
Chu Yang was filled with determination but was interrupted as he heard Wu Yun Liang sigh as he said, “However, Chu Yang, you have managed to throw a wrench into my plans! My carefully crafted plan has been thrown into chaos thanks to you! Now it can’t even progress anymore…”
Chu Yang was shocked, “What mistake did I even commit which would result in such disastrous consequences!”
“I haven’t done anything! Why am I now considered such a troublemaker?” Chu Yang thought to himself.
“You killed Shi Qian Shan too soon!” Wu Yun Liang sighed and he continued, “Shi Qian Shan was an integral part of my plan!”
Chu Yang’s raised his brows, “Shi Qian Shan?”
“Yes, Shi Quan Shan. Despite his cunning and underhanded nature, he was full of wit. Moreover, his bootlicking skills were quite good. Although we might look down on his tactics, I felt that he is the most suitable candidate for mingling within the royal courts.” Wu Yun Liang sighed again.
“Mingling within the royal courts?” Chu Yang was shocked. What does mingling in the court have to do with the plan?
“I originally wanted to have someone unaffiliated with Beyond the Heavens Sect to join Iron Cloud Nation under an assumed identity and become the confidant of the prince. This is to achieve two main objectives. To ensure the prince’s safety and become the court representative for Beyond the Heavens Sect.”
Wu Yun Liang said wearily, “Live or die, we have to rise. To order to accomplish such great ambitions, we cannot go forward as a typical Jiang Hu sect. If there is no one to represent us in the courts, even a large achievement would mean nothing. Therefore it is pertinent that we have someone like that to represent our interests in courts. You can always buy politicians using bribes but you wouldn’t be able to trust them.”
Chu Yang agreed as he nodded, acknowledging the truth that Wu Yun Liang spoke. If they can be bought by you, they can certainly be bought by others as long as they hold the financial means! That means also by Diwu Qing Rou!
This would certainly be too dangerous!
It is best to have a person whom you are able to trust.
“My plan was to originally send Shi Qian Shan to Iron Cloud Nation. However, you had to go and kill him.” Wu Yun Liang grumbled as though throwing a small tantrum.
“Shi Qian Shan had the audacity to poison his own master. At the critical moment, it would be difficult for us to entrust the entire fate of our sect in his hands! In truth, I believe that I might have been able to avert a possible tragedy by killing him!” Chu Yang said, opposing aggressively.
This was the time for negotiation.
Chu Yang recognised the plan that Wu Yun Liang had for him. However, he did not want someone to be controlling him like a puppet behind the scenes. Although the relationship would have been mutually beneficial and his heart was already set, he couldn’t let go of this opportunity to bargain and establish his own position with Wu Yun Liang.
“I wanted to appoint two people with quick wit. One to Great Zhao and the other to Iron Cloud Nation. While the individual in Great Zhao will act as a spy, gathering information, he would also act as a safety net to extend our lineage should our sect fall. However, I eventually abandoned that plan because I felt having an exit strategy may result in us dividing our efforts to succeed.”
“You really killed Shi Qian Shan too soon!” Wu Yun Liang kept repeating the same thing over and over again, lamenting his foiled plan.
“Yes, perhaps it was too soon.” Deep within, Chu Yang had the same feeling.
“I have also been observing you for the past couple of days. You are thoughtful and have good foresight. Moreover, you are decisive and not afraid to offend others. These are all great characteristics of a martial artist. You are most definitely better than Shi Qian Shan in many aspects. However, there are 3 specific areas that Shi Qian Shan are talented in that you lack.”
“Which three aspects?” Chu Yang nodded as he said, “Firstly, being dishonorable. Secondly is using flattery to curry favour. Lastly, doing whatever it takes to accomplish the objective.”
“Very good!” Wu Yun Liang clapped forcefully. “Do you believe that these things are despicable? That they cannot even be called good points? They should even be called horrible?”
“No! I do not think so.” Chu Yang said in seriousness. “However, I will definitely not be like that. I have my own principles and follow them in everything I do.
“Correct, these three things on an ordinary person might be considered as bad traits. However, these are essential for an individual who mingles within the court.” Wu Yun Liang said as he smiled mockingly.
“Ever since the fight with Qu Ping, I have observed you for the past three days. You have done well. You are aware of your shortcomings and continually monitored Shi Qian Shan. You also found ways to offset these deficiencies. I was extremely happy to see this!”
Wu Yun Liang sighed, “However, Shi Qian Shan thought too much, eventually letting his jealousy and ambition get the better of him. But you killed him too soon. Perhaps if you had let him cry and continue to beg for forgiveness, He would have given you many reasons not to. In the end, even if you wanted to kill him, you would naturally feel that the reasons that he would give would not be without basis.”
“This could have been an extremely important lesson! However, you decided to to take action and lost this opportunity. Life is full of adversity. Struggling alone amidst all the politics that will surround you while carrying a secret identity and mission, death will no doubt haunt you constantly. At these times, being able to beg and ask for forgiveness is absolutely crucial. You need to do whatever you can to stay alive to complete your mission. Only then can you move on to greater things!”
Chu Yang kept quiet for a moment before asking in a deep voice, “Sect Master, would you be able to do them? Or would you even do them?
Wu Yun Liang was stunned.