Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 828 Internal Conflict of the Chu Clan
But it should be admitted that scuffling once and receiving consultation fees for another time was a quick method for earning money…
But, gradually, the notoriousness of Divine Doctor Chu for his black-heartedness was spread out. However, his reputation for his superb medical skills also grew. From the 18th or 19th day onwards, there was no longer a need for Divine Doctor Chu to find people to have scuffles with.
His customers grew.
And they generally had old injuries.
Everyone lived in martial society. As the saying went, who isn’t attacked in martial society? As long as he’s attacked, who could guarantee that his injuries could be cured?
This bunch of customers was basically old, and their cultivations weren’t very high. But they held important statuses, and thus great authority, in their respective clans…
This fact was completely sensible and reasonable. Those with high cultivations could rely on their cultivations to suppress their injuries, so they weren’t a big deal. But those with low cultivations couldn’t afford the huge medical expenses here.
There was a group of people who were injured in the past, but they didn’t cure them once and for all. This developed into chronic illnesses. Moreover, as some of these people enjoyed a luxurious life, their cultivation level would decline, and this was when chronic illnesses reared their heads.
But this was exactly the kind of illness that caused headaches among all doctors.
Who would dare to say he could treat injuries that had persisted for decades? The most a doctor could do was to alleviate them. It would be simply a joke if anyone wanted to completely cure these injuries.
Other than these people, there were also patients who were clan masters or elders from some small clans… Of course, there was no one from the kind of clans that the Chu clan belonged to. Although the Chu clan wasn’t considered large in the Nine Heavens, in the Flat Mountain Ridge… it was still considered very, very great.
Such changes to Chu Yang’s medical center made Chu Feiyan’s eyes dropped. Every day, little Miss Chu Le’er was also exceptionally excited in helping Chu Yang to run errands.
Divine Doctor Chu was very busy now, and money rolled in from all sides, but… Divine Doctor Chu started to become tired.
There were only one to two hundred purple crystals of profits every day… When would he need to work till? Divine Doctor Chu looked up to the sky and sighed deeply, as he felt extremely miserable.
If Chu Yang were to say this out, even the Chu clan could beat him into pulps! For a clan as big as the Chu clan, its monthly profit, with all its expenses deducted, was only a hundred and a bit more of purple crystals.
But now, this guy could earn one or two hundred purple crystals today… Yet he thought that it was too little!
So, Divine Doctor Chu learned a bitter lesson. Resolutely, he raised the threshold for providing medical consultations: Don’t come if you have fewer than a hundred purple crystals!
This movement caused widespread criticism, but everyone was helpless, as Boss Chu was this shameless all along.
The only clan that could wipe out the Chu clan was the Xiao clan’s division in the Flat Mountain Ridge. But Divine Doctor Chu had already made all the people from the Xiao clan handicapped. Thus the Xiao clan had almost no opportunities now to confront the Chu clan.
The other clans, the Bao clan and Liao clan, were even less daring to provoke Divine Doctor Chu, who had the backing of the Chu clan. Moreover, after the accident that involved Xiao Yulong, they dared not to device any dark tricks at the Chu clan at all.
They could only watch blankly at Chu Yang’s arrogant conducts.
Although his consultation charge was raised five times, there were still many people who came to Divine Doctor Chu. He began to feel more at ease and even appeared to be overjoyed.
A month went past quickly. He had made a profit of at least 8000 purple crystals! If these were to add on to Chu Yang’s original 4000 purple crystals, the total purple crystals he had had already surpassed 10000!
One day, Chu Yang received two news at the same time.
The first news made Chu Yang really want to laugh aloud: There was a conflict between the Xiao clan and Li clan. Currently, great tension had been developed on both sides, and they might run to an extreme at any moment. The Xiao clan, for the time being, had no time to bother the issue revolving Xiao Yulong and the few other clan members — it was really not a real problem for simply a Xiao clan’s division.
Normally, if the Xiao clan was free, they would, of course, treat it as a big matter. But they were now in troubled times — the Li clan had one of the Nine Tribulations… and the Xiao clan wasn’t far away from the Li clan.
The Xiao clan, of course, knew that they had to choose to focus on the more critical issue.
As for the conflict that the Xiao clan had with the law-enforcement officers, the Xiao clan had made a sufficiently sincere apology: 20000 purple crystals! In compensation for the loss of law-enforcement officers.
As for the law enforcement hall’s management of Xiao Yulong, the Xiao clan also thanked the law enforcement hall for helping them to get rid of unqualified clan members.
Of course, no one knew what the Xiao clan’s true perspective of this issue. But, at least on the surface, they looked cordial to everyone.
After the Xiao clan quickly handed the purple crystals to the law-enforcement officers, the headquarter of the law-enforcement officers detained 10 000 of them, and the rest was sent to the Law Enforcement Hall in the Flat Mountain Ridge.
Sha Xinliang secretly sent another 1 000 purple crystals to Divine Doctor Chu. All of you naturally know why…
A month ago, Divine Doctor Chu once warned Commander Sha: ‘No matter what, you shouldn’t tell anyone that I’ve treated both of you before. This means that we’re strangers in front of many people.’
Sha Xinliang promised readily. So, he had to do such things very secretly.
After receiving the reply from the Xiao clan, Sha Xinliang beheaded Xiao Yulong and the few other ‘criminals’ from the Xiao clan and exposed their cut-off heads in public to act as deterrents against anyone from committing similar crimes. As such, the Xiao clan’s affair came to an end.
Divine Doctor Chu was most interested in the conflict between the Li clan and the Xiao clan. However, he was ill-informed on this matter and knew nothing much about it. Other than feeling a bit miserable, Divine Doctor Chu was still very satisfied with the occurrence of this event.
The second news made Divine Doctor Chu want to murder people.
It happened in the Chu clan.
The few big stewards of the Chu clan saw that Divine Doctor Chu was making more than a ‘money-rolling’ business. His monthly profit even exceeded the annual profit of a clan as large as the Chu clan by eight or nine times… Instantly, everyone’s eyes reddened.
All of us worked hard for the Chu clan for so many years. A son who’s just found and hasn’t gotten a steady foothold in the clan could actually swallow such a big pie alone… And you even didn’t have anything to say about it?
He’s so inconsiderate!
And he did his business by actually exploiting the foundation that we had built up after so many years of hard work…
So, everyone put forth a suggestion to Old Master Chu: Take back the medical center to become a clan property. Or, pay back 95% of the monthly net profit made by the medical center.
This matter was secretly manipulated by someone in the clan. But a hubbub of voices still seethed up the clan. Everyone was dissatisfied!
In recent years, Chu Feilong had been expanding his adherents by great numbers and expanding his sphere of influence over the clan. He was clever and sensitive, and by his current strength, he had half a battle won already!
Hundreds of people, who were all talents and managers across various professions in the Chu clan, took part in the protest. There were no few martial experts among them.
Old Master Chu was enraged!
In the Chu clan’s hall, Old Master Chu’s temper was stirred up and he roared for an entire afternoon. But, the hundreds of people insisted on kneeling on the ground and no one was willing to retreat.
Chu Xiongcheng was very furious, “That is my grandson! And, he’s my eldest grandson! The direct line of descent of our Chu clan! Which juniors of the Chu clan currently don’t take important posts? My eldest grandson is only taking charge of a medical center, and it’s also him that bought it to become his personal property. Why are you not happy?”
“Others have the capability to earn purple crystals. Why are you so jealous of it? Why don’t you earn them yourselves? Do you only know to be jealous and cast greedy eyes on others’ achievements? A group of bastards!”
Old Master Chu stamped his feet in rage and reprimanded the masses, but anger also finally aroused among them.
Or, Chu Feilong had instructed the masses to behave this way, just so as to force these words out of Old Master Chu…
A middle-aged man with a sinister face raised his head, “Clan master, are you saying that… the whole lot of us are being unreasonable?”
Chu Xiongcheng said furiously, “What? Isn’t it?”
The middle-aged man laughed pathetically and said in a sorrowful manner, “Clan master, I’ve been in the Chu clan since young for 33 years. In these 33 years, I’ve to thank my clan master for not giving up on me. I’ve devoted myself wholeheartedly to the Chu clan, and starting from a martial practitioner, I’ve gradually become a small officer, followed by a vice-in-charge, in-charge and a big officer… Till now, although I’m still not considerably influential in the Chu clan, I more or less put in my efforts in managing the clan well.”
“In order to manage my affairs and not disappoint you, I don’t have even time to spare for practicing martial arts, and instead, devoted myself as an accountant by interacting with numbers all day long, and I also try to forge ties with various people, with the only hope to make the Chu clan more prosperous. Clan master, you may not know that I was the eighth stage Martial King 33 years ago, but I’m only a ninth stage Martial King now.”
“Haha, I only promoted one stage in 33 years.” This person laughed with an utter grievance. “My aptitude isn’t good, but 33 years ago, I was only 25 years old. Now, I’m already 58…”
“The Chu clan’s annual avenue is at most 2300 purple crystals! But everyone was already very contented then. Because they are enough for the clan to nurture martial experts, protect the peace and stability of the clan, and allow the clan to develop its potential.”
“Now, it’s clear that there’s an opportunity to allow the clan to take off! The monthly avenue of a medical center is 8000 purple crystals!” the middle-aged man almost shouted as he said, “Clan master, it’s 8000 purple crystals! They are sufficient to allow all the members of the Chu clan to have their cultivations raised by one stage! If this monthly avenue is able to sustain for two years, our Chu clan could undergo a complete transformation!”
“Endless numbers of martial practitioners who have reached their bottlenecks could rely on these purple crystals to make their breakthroughs!”
The middle-aged man hissed, saying, “I’m only a steward and in charge of external affairs. So, I don’t possess high cultivations. But, how many purple crystals can I enjoy? Am I caring about this only for my personal gains?”
“Now, our clan master is so partial to his own grandson, to the extent that he has indiscriminately reprimanded us, who have been dedicating ourselves wholeheartedly to the Chu clan, for being unreasonable!”
He said sorrowly, “I also understand that the clan master has done it this way as he feels that he owes his eldest grandson and wants to compensate him. And, Eldest Young Master Chu Feiling indeed bought the medical center for his own son. So, by right, it’s indeed a personal property!”
“But… even if it’s the clan master’s grandson, he’s also surnamed ‘Chu’! Even the person himself should also belong to the Chu clan! Why would he have a personal property?”
He turned around to face the masses, “What did we do wrong? Where did I speak wrongly? Why do we actually have such treatments?!”
Everyone’s face was full of indignation.
This person turned around and knelt onto the floor, bowing his head down a few times. Then he raised his head up to reveal a dispirited look as he said, “Clan master, now that I’m old, I’m utterly exhausted both mentally and physically, and couldn’t bear heavy burdens for the clan any further. I hope that you can allow me to return to my homeland… to live my remaining years.”