Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 86 A New Official Needs To Show His Authority
“The second problem is that Diwu Qing Rou has been sending in a large number of spies to infiltrate the ranks of Iron Cloud Nation since your skirmishes with him many years ago. Therefore, it is likely that many of them are currently high ranking officials in both the civil and military organisations of Iron Cloud.”
Tie Bu Tian smiled and replied, “Senior Chu, you once said, if you want to eliminate the foreign invasion, you must first deal with the internal pacification… Once you have successfully completed your task in purging the spies within Bu Tian Pavilion, the second task will be assigned to you as well. Your final task will be to fight with the two outside forces. However, the stabilisation of Iron Cloud Nation is your utmost priority.
“It doesn’t matter if you have to eliminate a large number of people. For the sake of maintaining the stability of Iron Cloud, you may kill all of the people here if necessary.” Tie Bu Tian smiled, “However, there are some whose deaths will result in repercussions, and possibly cause a large amount of turmoil.”
Chu Yang smiled mysteriously. He understood the meaning behind Tie Bu Tian’s words. What he had meant was that if he couldn’t even accomplish the first task, he should just leave without even thinking of attempting the second or third…
When the Prince referred to stabilization, it was not something that he said on the spur of the moment but it was something which Iron Cloud needed most right now.
In the current situation, stability was much more important to Iron Cloud than the rapid development of strength. This had also been Tie Bu Tian’s biggest issue which he had been facing for a very long time.
“Senior Chu, Bu Tian Pavilion will depend on you from now on.” As Tie Bu Tian walked out of the door, he turned his head back and smiled.
“Bu Tian Pavilion, haha… Your Highness wants me to patch up the sky starting right now?” Chu Yang laughed.
“Since Senior Chu sincerely wants to collaborate, then you should prove that you are capable. Ultimately, divine weapons are simply accessories; no matter how much you show them off, they’re only as good as empty ranting.” Tie Bu Tian smiled, “Bu Tian Pavilion is your test.”
“Despite Bu Tian Pavilion being around for about three years, it is not quite developed.” His smile concealed many different hidden intentions which left Chu Yang in deep thought as Tie Bu Tian waltzed out.
From the moment they stepped into the building, Tie Bu Tian had only introduced Chu Yang and did not say anything to help him assimilate into Bu Tian Pavilion. He did it so that Chu Yang would have to use his own abilities and capabilities to establish his leadership in Bu Tian Pavilion, remove the spies and gain complete control of it. After he had completed this would the first task be considered accomplished and be able to progress his collaboration with Tie Bu Tian!
Chu Yang had nothing to work with other than his status as a Martial Warrior. If he had wanted to gain control of the entire Bu Tian Pavilion, he would require at least the strength of a Martial Master. Moreover, he also needed to establish his leadership and authority and get them to respect him. This was almost impossible to accomplish!
However, Chu Yang could not turn back time. He was now here. He desired respect, attention and create an important status for himself. Tie Bu Tian had given him all of that and his initial plan was a success. Moreover, when he asked to be given control of the thing which was considered the most important to Tie Bu Tian, Bu Tian Pavilion, Tie Bu Tian had given him that!
Despite Tie Bu Tian being a little feminine in the way he acted in the eyes of Chu Yang, he had given him everything he asked for without reservations.
Chu Yang had managed to attain everything he wanted for his first step in Iron Cloud.
Now it was time for him to showcase his abilities. If he was unable to earn the respect of the people of Bu Tian Pavilion, it would prove that he was unworthy of Tie Bu Tian’s trust and he was not as capable as Tie Bu Tian thought.
This collaboration between Tie Bu Tian and Chu Yang was to push Chu Yang to a point in which he could no longer turn back!
Although it had been quite a while since Tie Bu Tian left, Chu Yang was deeply engrossed in the endless pile of documents that were before him. He analysed every word elaborately. These documents were just records and were not completely accurate. However, Chu Yang was trying to pick out small bits of truths of flaws within these reports. From there, he would then decide what step he would then take.
It was incredibly difficult trying to further sieve through the people who had already been through a rigorous screening process based on only what was recorded in those reports.
However, this was the only point in which Chu Yang could start from. This was simply because he had no spies of his own that he had to rely on his own efforts to work things out.
Chu Yang believed that any organisation has small loopholes which people could exploit. In Diwu Qing Rou’s plans, this place of Tie Bu Tian is sure to have some flaws. It would not be considered sceptical to say that the staff in charge of the screening process for the Bu Tian Pavilion might not even be loyal to Tie Bu Tian!
Chu Yang used the remainder of the afternoon to carefully go through all the files of all 87 people in Bu Tian Pavilion. Within this short time period, he managed to memorise everything recorded about them!
When he closed his eyes, he visualised all eighty-seven individuals’ files and ran through his mind and not a single detail was left out.
Chu Yang then walked out.
“Minister.” Seeing Chu Yang come out, Icy Soul Revered Saber Artist Cheng Zi Ang stood up first, and the rest of the people behind him followed. Since the time Chu Yang arrived, there had been an addition of seven more people. There were now a total of twelve people from Bu Tian Pavilion in the room.
These people looked at Chu Yang with hostility and distrust, but still greeted him respectfully when he sat on the main seat. Most of them were cynical about whether or not Chu Yang was even capable of leading Bu Tian Pavilion.
“Official Cheng, we are now of the same organisation, there is no need to stand on ceremony.” Chu Yang said casually, which made the Icy Soul Revered Saber Artist’s mouth twitch a few times.
Are you acting like my superior? No need for to stand on ceremony?
Moreover, in this statement, Chu Yang had used “Official Cheng” instead of “Senior Cheng”… he did this intentionally to indicate that he was using the rules of the royal court, not that of Jiang Hu.
Even though he was one rank higher, it was sufficient to crush the people below!
Chu Yang’s first sentence told Cheng Zi Ang that even though he was a Revered Saber Artist, this was the royal court, under the prince’s command! Even if his superior was weaker than him in terms of martial prowess, he was still of a higher rank and he would still have to obey!
In Chu Yang’s mind, he did look down a little on this Revered level expert. Since ancient times, there were many Revered level experts who ruled over Jiang Hu, but not many coveted worldly wealth and status.
If they had abandoned their place in Jiang Hu and went to work for the royal court, then they are considered nothing more than a court official.
Once you gave up that identity, you demeaned yourself. You will never truly be a Revered level expert again! Even though you might still hold on to that title, but if you come face to face with a Revered level expert from Jiang Hu… Cheng Zi Ang, you don’t stand half a chance of winning!
“Official Cheng, please let everyone from Bu Tian Pavilion who is currently in Iron Cloud Citadel know that there will be a gathering early tomorrow morning.” Chu Yang said casually, “I am a newly instated official and I want to show my authority a little bit; this is pretty standard. I hope Official Cheng will wholeheartedly assist me in this matter!”
Cheng Zi Ang was stunned.
This new adjunct minister is too straightforward! Even if he wanted to show off his authority, did he have to say it outright like that?
When Chu Yang came back to Heavenly Armament Pavilion that night he heard the sound of wind swooshing coming from the backyard. It was from Gu Du Xing was practicing his sword art.
Chu Yang stood on the steps and watched Gu Du Xing practice, but inside, he was in deep thought.
Should I bring Gu Du Xing out with me? His fighting strength in Iron Cloud Citadel is that of an expert. Having him with me would greatly help me in solving any problems I might encounter.
After all, I am currently only a grade four Martial Warrior.
Looking at the flashing sword in the backyard, Chu Yang finally shook his head. It was better that Gu Du Xing did not show himself. After all, Bu Tian Pavilion was Bu Tian Pavilion, and Gu Du Xing’s strength was insurance for the two martial brothers in Iron Cloud Citadel.
It would be much more beneficial to keep a trump card hidden, regardless of the situation, rather than showing it to everyone.
“Elder Brother Chu, you’re back.” Gu Du Xing was done with his sword practice. His clothes were soaked and his face was pale. He had been practicing earnestly and had used up a lot of energy. It looked as though he had started to understand Revered Berserker Sword Technique.
Gu Du Xing was very curious about Chu Yang. Although Chu Yang was much younger than he was, every time he talked to Chu Yang, Gu Du Xing felt as though he was much more mature.
Despite Gu Du Xing being sure that Chu Yang was younger than him, Chu Yang had never brought up the issue of age. This gave him a throbbing headache as to how he was supposed to address Chu Yang.
Should you keep calling me Elder Brother Gu? Should I keep calling you Elder Brother Chu?
Of course, Chu Yang would never talk about age with Gu Du Xing. If it was based on age… would he not be the lower-ranking one? He would definitely not be as silly as to knowingly put himself at a disadvantage!
Moreover, Gu Du Xing could not sense Chu Yang’s cultivation level. Was this youth a Martial Great Master or a Revered Martial Artist? Gu Du Xing did not dare to guess any lower than that and his imagination continued to wander.
If Gu Du Xing found out that Chu Yang was currently just a Martial Warrior, he probably would collapse on the spot…