Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 87 Our Future Isn't Here
“Um… Elder Brother Gu, our Heavenly Armament Pavilion will be shifting locations soon.” Chu Yang said casually, “It will be shifted to Emerald Flow Lake. As per the agreement between me and Tie Bu Tian, I am also going to be the Minister of Bu Tian Pavilion.”
“Ah.” Gu Du Xing replied as he wiped away his perspiration from his face. Clearly, he had no interest in Bu Tian Pavilion.
“Elder Brother Gu, I have an idea.” Chu Yang said to Gu Du Xing as they walked side by side, “In our current situation, we need to have our own forces in order to accomplish our objectives. Moreover, as the Heavenly Armament Pavilion only has me and you, we are a little short of manpower.”
Gu Du Xing’s eyes brightened, “You mean?”
“Regardless of whether it is to protect ourselves or to accomplish work in this troubled world, we will need an elite team at our disposal. Moreover, the Middle Three Heavens which we are aiming for is far more troublesome as compared to the Lower Three Heavens. It is even more chaotic and the only rule there is that the strong will rule over the weak. In order to save Gu Miao Ling, we will no doubt require strength.”
Chu Yang then continued, “There are things that do not need to be said. The Gu Clan has its own successor and you are adopted. With this in mind, even at the peak of Sword Emperor level, you saving Gu Miao Ling would be dependent on the direction which the Gu clan decides to approach this matter. However, any family clan would prioritise its own survival over an individual person’s life.”
Gu Du Xing’s face darkened.
Everything Chu Yang said was the truth. Based on their age, by the time he achieved Sword Emperor, the two Gu young masters would already be in power. Currently, they were too busy fighting for power and were not paying much attention to this situation. However, once Gu Miao Ling regained his freedom, the situation will change. Firstly, he was an adopted son and not an outsider. Secondly, his cultivation level of Sword Emperor would make him the most powerful person in the Gu clan. Lastly, marrying Gu Miao Ling would make him the son-in-law of the Gu clan.
It would be odd if the two Gu brothers were not wary of him.
“Our Heavenly Armament Pavilion needs to grow in power quickly.” Chu Yang’s gaze grew more serious, “You shall be the first divine weapon of Heavenly Armament Pavilion!”
“Once you have a first, then there will be a second.” Gu Du Xing’s eyes brightened with great interest, “How do you want to proceed?”
“The development of Heavenly Armament Pavilion must be done in secret.” Chu Yang said as he rubbed his chin in thought, “Regarding the specifics of this development, I will leave it up to you and will not intervene. We should also temporarily place the weapons of Heavenly Armament Pavilion aside. Once the new recruits are of an adequate skill level, we will then give them those. This will also act as a good motivational factor for them.”
Gu Du Xing’s eyes emitted sharp rays of lights as he nodded repeatedly, “Yes, our divine weapons would be an irresistible temptation for any martial artist.”
“The second thing is because Heavenly Armament Pavilion will carry out its growth in secret, we do not necessarily require masters. Instead, we should focus on those with the potential to advance to such levels!” Chu Yang smiled enthusiastically, “In the future, we shall advance to the Middle Three Heavens… and then Upper Three Heavens as well! We will fight and kill our way to the top!”
“Those people whom we recruit will be part of our team and advance with us. From fighting in Lower Three Heavens to bathing in Jiang Hu blood in Middle Three Heavens, even when we are in Upper Three Heavens, we shall walk proudly!
Gu Du Xing’s face was radiant. His breathing becoming more rapid, “Do you mean…”
“We will set our own rules for others to follow! We will not work using the rules that others have set.” Chu Yang said quietly, “This is regardless of whether it is in the Lower Three Heavens or the Upper Three Heavens, this shall not change!”
“Brilliant!” A bright-eyed Gu Du Xing said, “Since you already have such ambitions, I, Gu Du Xing cannot afford to just sit around. Let us two brothers join forces and see what we can accomplish together!”
Chu Yang nodded and said deeply, “I will leave this to you. In this time period, I need to quickly finish up things at Bu Tian Pavilion. Our mission in Lower Three Heavens is to defeat Diwu Qing Rou. This absolutely cannot be changed.”
“Defeat Diwu Qing Rou…” Gu Du Xing muttered and nodded. He did not know why Chu Yang was so insistent on defeating Diwu Qing Rou, but he knew that having said it, Chu Yang must have had his own reasons.
Heavenly Armament Pavilion opened for a few days… and then it closed.
Gu Du Xing already went ahead to Emerald Flow Lake; at this time, his stubborn character clearly showed itself.
With Chu Yang’s generous financial backing, Gu Du Xing played a big hand and surrounded the area around Emerald Flow Lake with a thirty feet tall wall. With just a moment’s notice, he had taken over the entire area.
Chu Yang didn’t even know that Gu Du Xing had done it.
Chu Yang’s original plan was only to take over the lake. He had not expected Gu Du Xing to also take up some parts of the surrounding area as well such as the Shadow Hill! In total, he had taken a few acres of the surrounding area!
Despite there being no homes or government offices within this area, it was a popular spot for people to take their strolls. Moreover, there were many thriving businesses such as brothels and gambling dens there.
With Gu Du Xing taking over such a large portion of the area, there were definitely people who are dissatisfied and angered! As such, they began to make a lot of noise in protest.
However, when these people came to make trouble, Gu Du Xing showed his emotionless face as a warning sign not to even come close. Moreover, when officials came to question him, they were beaten to a pulp and forced to leave. He even yelled at them, “I am here by the prince’s order! If you have a problem, don’t come looking for me! Look for the prince instead!”
As a result, he spent the money which Chu Yang had given him on nothing other than hiring workers and on construction material.
At this time, Official Chu Yang had just gotten his position and was putting all his efforts into establishing his authority in Bu Tian Pavilion.
“My colleagues, I have gathered everyone here today because I have just come into office and I needed you to know that. Firstly, I believe that we need to be familiar with one another which will allow us to work together with greater ease. Secondly, there are some things which I do not understand and will need your help in clarifying them. In other words, this new official will be showing off his authority today!”
Upon hearing what Chu Yang had said, both the Pavilion Lord and his deputy sank slightly into their chairs. The people who had gathered and sat in front of Chu Yang also had gloomy expressions in response to his announcement.
Chu Yang looked at the eighty-five people in front of him. His face was serious as he clasped his hands behind his back and paced back and forth; he was extremely authoritative. With one look, he could easily tell that these eighty-five people including Cheng Zi Ang and Chen Yu Tong were welcoming to Du Shi Qing. Moreover, those people were more skilled compared to these people.
Tie Bu Tian really did not show all his strength.
“I am certain that everyone is aware of who I am. Compared to everyone here, I might seem like just like a weak and ordinary student. However, since I have undertaken this task from the prince, I shall use all my efforts to make Bu Tian Pavilion as best as it can be! I hope that all of you will cooperate with me and not make things difficult.” Chu Yang smiled coldly, “If things become difficult for me, I assure you that consequently, things will become even more difficult for each and every one of you!
There was a lot of commotion and whispering within the crowd. Everyone here had been in Jiang Hu and felt that the words which Chu Yang had said were ridiculous. Threatening people? How many of us have not put our lives on the line? These threats were simply ludicrous!
A student wants to control Bu Tian Pavilion?
Cheng Zi Ang and Chen Yu Tong looked at each other. Both of them didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Every newly appointed official tend to show off their authority a little in the beginning… However, no one would say that they are blatantly showing off their authority straight out like this! Official Chu Yang was definitely the first.
“This is not Jiang Hu; it does not need Jiang Hu’s rules. While this is not a military camp, it still needs its own rules. Moreover, it should be even stricter than that of military camps!” Chu Yang took one glance and without letting anyone interject, he continued to exert his authority, “I will ask you now. Is there anyone who has opinions regarding my methods? If you do, you can leave immediately. I will not stop you!”
Everyone smiled awkwardly; once you joined a secret organization like this, how could you leave? The only exit was death.
“Good! If no one has any opinions, then you have all recognized my position. Then, from now on, for anyone who goes against my orders, there is but one punishment… death!”