Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 92 Fully Seizing Power!
Each one of them went in one after the other. Even while Chu Yang was inside the room, he was still attentively paying attention to everything that was going on outside. After everyone went back out, he did not stop paying attention. However, he was still unable to discover anything else.
Perhaps there were no more spies or maybe they were extremely cunning and had not made any mistakes which might expose themselves. Chu Yang did not have much hope yet he still wanted to go through every single member of the Bu Tian Pavilion.
After everyone had their turn in the room, it was almost midnight. Those who had gone in and came out waited quietly in the great hall. They didn’t dare to make any noise or complain about their hunger. Instead, they waited in silence.
Finally, Chu Yang emerged from the room. His expression was so grim that it made everyone nervous. It seemed that something wasn’t right. Perhaps there were simply too many spies?
Everyone’s eyes were fixated on him, and all of a sudden Chu Yang finally spoke, “I am very sad!”
He frowned and sighed, “I thought that because all of you people are from Iron Cloud, you would love your country passionately. At the battlefield, we have lost over two million and eight hundred thousand brothers. Yet, I can’t believe that…”
Silence filled the air, it seemed that there were still spies which remained in their midst!
“If the spies are people from Great Zhao, then that cannot be helped! Because it is their country and their home. However, you are people of Iron Cloud, being bought over with a few taels of silver or even empty promises. You are willing to betray over six hundred million of your own people, letting them become slaves all for your own personal gain! Are you people even human?”
Chu Yang seemed really agitated; his face was completely red.
More than seventy experts of Martial Master and Martial Great Master levels stood quietly below.
“I will remind you once more. If a person from Great Zhao was the one who committed these offenses, I will kill only that person. However, if that individual was from Iron Cloud, I will kill all nine generations of his family!”
Chu Yang sternly asked, “Do you think I should do that?”
The people below replied in unison.
“Perhaps, their names should be written down in history, so they can suffer the ridicules for many generations as well!”
“If you admit your mistakes and are willing to turn over a new leaf, I will not pursue this matter any further. I hope that everyone will learn from this. Today I will let bygones be bygones. However, bear in mind that this chance you have been given today is a once in a lifetime chance!” Chu Yang spoke these words with an extremely solemn air.
Even though the people had not committed any forms of espionage, they felt guilty upon hearing these words. Two million eight hundred thousand souls being laid to waste in the battlefield? I have not even achieved anything worth mentioning. Moreover, from the minister’s words, there still seems to be spies within our midst as well as people who are wavering?
This was infuriating to everyone!
“I will now announce a new partitioning of power for Bu Tian Pavilion. From now on Bu Tian Pavilion will be divided into three brigades. The first is Iron Blood Brigade, directly under my command. This brigade will be in charge of executing punishments!”
“Iron Blood, the blood of Iron Cloud, must have unquestionable loyalty!” Chu Yang’s eyes were filled with determination and decisiveness as his gaze swept through the room, “There are rules for everything. If the rules are insufficiently strict, there will be flaws. Moreover, the presence of flaws within an organisation will result in an unnecessary loss. This loss will be lives of our loved ones! Bu Tian Pavilion does not deal in trading goods or in any commercial aspect but rather in killing! I am sure that everyone here understands this concept very well. Therefore, everyone here has to obey Iron Blood Brigade unconditionally!”
“Yes, as the Minister commands! The formation of the Iron Blood Brigade for Bu Tian Pavilion is something that must be done!”
Chu Yang nodded. By talking about this first, he had brought the entire Bu Tian Pavilion into one singular unit. To be able to achieve unconditional obedience and compliance was no easy feat.
“The second is Fierce Blood Brigade, Iron Cloud’s hot-bloodedness. At any time this brigade must be ready to take on dangerous missions. This brigade will be the strike force of Bu Tian Pavilion and our most main and most important source of strength!”
Chu Yang’s eyes were filled with trust as he looked straight at Cheng Zi Ang in the eyes and said with sincerity, “I believe that no one else is better suited to shoulder the burden of leading this brigade other than Official Cheng!”
Cheng Zi Ang was caught by surprise; he took one step forward and, with one hand balled up into a fist and his palm of his other hand on top of it, he shouted with vigour, “As the Minister commands!”
Cheng Zi Ang was aware of Chu Yang’s intentions behind this gesture. Chu Yang wanted to hold all of Bu Tian Pavilion’s power in his hands. If Chang Zi Ang took on the position of the second brigade’s leader, he would have no choice but to relinquish his position as Pavilion Lord.
From now on, Bu Tian Pavilion would not have a Pavilion Lord, only a Minister!
Today, Chu Yang had not only established his authority but also suppressed the standing and prestige of the two Pavilion Lords. However, if both of them insisted on keeping their positions as Pavilion Lords, they would only end up with a title but no authority whatsoever. Moreover, both of the Pavilion Lords had made so many grave mistakes that they did not believe that they were entitled to continue to hold such prestige any longer!
Although they felt guilty and depressed at today’s events, The fact that Chu Yang had made this request left them without any choice. Even if they protested, it was likely that the rest of the members would have voiced their dissatisfaction.
Therefore, Cheng Zi Ang did not have a say in whether he had actually wanted to take on the leadership position of the brigade. This was because Chu Yang had managed to establish his authority over Bu Tian Pavilion!
Chu Yang smiled with joy and said, “Official Cheng is incredibly skilled and also a top-level expert under the heavens. I filled very assured with you leading the brigade!”
“Thank you for your kind praise, Minister Chu!” Cheng Zi Ang smiled forcefully as he thought to himself, this guy managed to get me to relinquish my position as Pavilion Lord with barely any effort. Moreover, he took away all my power and prestige. Yet, I still have to thank him! Life is strange indeed!
“The third brigade is…” Chu Yang paused for a moment as he thought. He then raised his eyebrow and said in a decisive tone, “The third will be called the Heavenly Secret Brigade. All of Bu Tian Pavilion’s information shall be handed to them. This is brigade will be the bloodline of Bu Tian Pavilion. If there is the slightest of errors present within the information, the price that we will pay is none other than our blood! Therefore…”
Heavenly Secret was the name of Mo Tian Ji! Mo Tian Ji was a Master of Calculation and Manipulation and was also the person who had orchestrated Chu Yang’s demise in his previous life. He had intentionally named Bu Tian Pavilion’s intelligence unit Heavenly Secret Brigade to remind himself constantly that there was still a powerful enemy which he would have to face eventually. It was also to remind himself of his impending death, in the hands of Mo Tian Ji, if he even dared to slack off a little.
No one knew how terrifying Mo Tian Ji was better than Chu Yang did.
“Minister Chu, I shall volunteer myself as the leader of the third brigade. I promise to share part of the hardship borne by Prince Bu Tian and Minister Chu!” Chen Yu Tong chose not to wait for Chu Yang to finish and stepped up, volunteering to take on this position.
Cheng Zi Ang’s mindset was that if he had to give in eventually, he didn’t even bother protesting. Instead, he decided that he would concede if it meant that he would be able to have a stable foothold in Bu Tian Pavilion in the future.
Minister Chu was brought in by Prince Bu Tian, himself. Handpicked amongst all of Iron Cloud Nation! What can I gain by going against him?
“Thank you Brigade Leader Chen. I was worried that Heavenly Secret Brigade would not have an experienced and resourceful leader. I am pleasantly surprised that Official Chen volunteered to take on this responsibility!” Chu Yang said happily.
Pleasantly surprised? If I didn’t volunteer, you would have still thrown the responsibility my way. I just saw what happened to Cheng Zi Ang. I am not that stupid!
Chen Yu Tong thought to himself. However, his face was still smiling as he said “We are all part of Iron Cloud. If we can contribute to our nation, then that is already a privilege for us as fighters!”