Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-137
(Friday’s regular Chapter. I’ve been thinking of changing spiritual
divine Xuan to Spirit Xuan since it suits the context better, and I
haven’t really found spiritual and divine together in reference inside
“There haven’t been any wars in the recent years, so the income of
the Jun household has reduced greatly. The Fief only generates a revenue
of two million a year; there’s no other source of revenue.” Jun Wu
Yi’s face reflected mixed emotions as he said the words since he knew
that Jun Mo Xie wouldn’t like hearing them, but stated the truth since
he didn’t have another option.
“That seems a little too less, right?” Jun Mo Xie stated bluntly:
“Only a mere two millions…. I’m afraid that such a low sum of money
isn’t enough to support a family as big as our Jun Family.” Two
millions a year in revenue might seem very high to normal people, and
most would even call it an astronomical sum of money, but in the contrast
of a family as big as the Jun Family, this sum was too less. Even though
the Jun Family didn’t have too many descendants, but there were still
at least thousands of people who worked for the family! Providing
clothing, food and salaries to just the household worker itself would
reach a very alarming expense.
“Kindly hand over the financial matters to me, and I’ll make some
changes around the house for the sake of improvements as well.” Jun Mo
Xie started pacing about. His mind was secretly contemplating means to
sell his wine to support the Jun Family’s expenditures: That
shouldn’t be a problem…. I really don’t have a choice now. I’ll
sell it at a reduced price first, but later, when they need the cure,
I’ll only sell it at a very high price. They won’t have an option;
they’ll either have to buy it or die.
The young master Jun thought for a while and said: “As for the
remaining twenty four children, Third uncle, you must initiate their
preliminary recoveries, but watch carefully as to which of them can be of
use later in the future when we need them. Although this wasn’t the
intended reason for rescuing them, but we can’t feed them in vain; so
if they have the ability to repay us and they still don’t, then
what’s the point of keeping them in the first place?”
“People also have their own value! If a person doesn’t have any
value, then they are only as good as a breathing corpse and must be
Jun Wu Yi nodded his head heavily, as a familiar feeling washed over his
“Unorthodox gambits could also help us out.” Jun Wu Yi helplessly
shook his head. He knew that even though his nephew had an utterly
unorthodox thought process, which was morally differential from the rest
of the family, the young man was still extremely practical. Though, Jun
Wu Yi still wasn’t sure if it was a good thing or bad…..
The hitman on the other hand was secretly lamenting; uncle is a very
noble man, but he isn’t yet qualified enough to be the leader of a
family as big as the Jun Family! Even though being the head of the house
isn’t a cold hearted job in its entirety, but sometimes tough decision
are required to be made! Personal compassion and mercy cannot be the
basis of every action…. The code of conduct must be based on the
overall interests of the Family!
However, these thoughts hadn’t crossed Jun Wu Yi’s consciousness yet
since he was still stuck in the state of being a war general!
Jun Mo Xie left towards his chambers, but Jun Wu Yi was unable to find
any sleep. So, he stationed himself in his wheelchair again, and strolled
over to the coffee table, and intentionally poured himself a large cup of
wine to keep him company in the cold of the night. Slowly, his mind went
back a decade into the past…
Jun Wu Yi was already upset at the thought of those children’s fate,
and then Jun Mo Xie’s words made things even worse for him. It took him
a long time to calm down, but the wine still ended up amplifying the
feeling of sadness, making him even unhappier, leaving him feeling very
dejected once again.
“My beloved Yao, if you were by my side, then what would you have asked
me to do…..? Help me make a choice….. you know…. I miss you… I
miss you very much….” Jun Wu Yi’s words were muffled in whispers as
he raised his glass once again and drank more wine to drown his sorrows.
The cool distant moonlight continued to shower a faint and brilliant
light over his body…..
He continued to listen to the insects as he stayed awake till late, but
even their sounds sounded like sobbing to him….
Jun Mo Xie returned to his courtyard, where two black clothed people had
been waiting for him for a while now.
“Young Master, this carrier pigeon flew out of the Ni Chang
pavilion.” One of the black clothed man bent over in courtesy and then
handed over a pigeon to Jun Mo Xie.
“It’s not hurt, is it?” Jun Mo Xie looked at the pigeon and asked.
“Since the Master had already instructed very clearly, then how could I
have hurt him; if you set this pigeon free now, then it will still be
able to fly high and far, and will even reach its intended destination
without much delay.” The Black clothed man smiled as he stated
Jun Mo Xie nodded as he gently lifted the bamboo tube off the pigeon’s
leg, and retrieved a crumpled ball of paper from inside it.
“Slay the entire Jun Family in one month’s time! Jun Mo Xie mustn’t
live!” the illegible handwriting of this single sentence was enough to
indicate that the writer must have been in a very excited frame of mind.
The note carried a tiny ‘Yue’ signature at the end.
“Ha Ha, this woman is so silly, why would she do such a thing? Did I
even retaliate after she slapped me in the face? Does she really think
that getting me killed is a good punishment for calling her a ‘slut’?
She’s got no tolerance at all!” Jun Mo Xie smiled as shook his head
The faces of the two other men twitched. That woman would try to kill the
young master of the Jun Family over such an incident? She’s no fool…
she a Xuan Qi expert in her own right….
“If this pigeon is sent out, then will you be able to track it?” Jun
Mo Xie raised the hand which held the pigeon.
“I cannot trace it.” the black clothed man’s face seemed a bit
embarrassed. “These pigeons have a tendency of flying high and for long
distances. Except for capturing or killing them at the time of their
ascent, my strength renders me helpless.”
“Oh, that’s also alright.” Jun Mo Xie carefully restored the paper
to its original position inside the bamboo tube, while carefully
determining that the paper and tube were bundled together in the exact
same manner as they had been by Yue’er. “Well, set it out again.”
The black clothed men took the pigeon and left. Jun Mo Xie smiled as the
cool midnight breeze gently brushed past his cheeks, “Open a net and
the fishes come running in, ha ha …..?”
That night however, was bound to be another unusual night for the Tian
Xiang imperial city.
Gold, silver, and yellow lights were constantly flashing throughout the
city like fireworks in the night sky, but in the silence of darkness.
Countless pairs of eyes were alertly watching the imperial city, while
their ears were busy listening to any and all signs of trouble.
Whenever two such opposing parties came together, a blood bath would
inevitably follow. But these teams continued to carry on leaving blood
and dead bodies in their path as the continued on their mission.
Li Family, Meng Family, Song Family and Mu Rong Family had been on the
move ever since the Xuan Core had been stolen from the Tang Family. Over
the course of this sudden change in environment, the Tang Family’s
reaction had been the most unexpected and the most tolerant one. Instead
of sending out their troops to enquire, the Tang Family had receded
backwards, and had put strict restrictions on the activities of their
In the dark of the night, eight shadows seemingly flew over the high
walls of the city, and entered into it, and slowly concealed their way
through the darkness towards the Li residence….
The silence of the northern part of the city was being crushed by the
rolling of wheels.
A team of people were speeding at full pace as the marched through the
city. This group was travelling in luxurious bogeys, which were being
pulled by large and powerful horses, which were far taller than average
horses. Moreover, these horses had two weird horns on their foreheads,
while the four legs were covered with scales. It was obvious that these
weren’t ordinary horses, and were a special kind of Xuan Beasts.
Each and every carriage of this team was being pulled by four of these
mysterious Xuan Beasts, and they were travelling at such a fast pace that
even a war horse on a battle field at full gallop wouldn’t be able to
match up to the pace of their carriages.
~ The First Carriage ~
“….. Grandpa Liu, this mysterious Xuan Core rumor may not even be
true, but we’ve still travelled thousands of miles in such a hurry….
Don’t you think that we’re overdoing it a bit? Besides, this city
isn’t our territory….. given the power we are investing in this
matter, don’t you think that the nine elders will question us?” The
voice and manner of speech of the speaker indicated that the man was
quite young, and clearly full of impatience.
“Feng Wu, since this matter relates to a Xuan Core from a peak level
Nine Xuan Beast, we had to be careful; your experience is still shallow,
so you may not be aware of the situation. The nine elders had previously
sent out a communication asking a peak Spirit Xuan expert to investigate
the matter; that by itself is enough to validate the authenticity of the
matter. My only fear is that even all of us together may not be able to
outdo a peak Spirit Xuan expert…. After, a peak Spirit Xuan expert is
no ordinary thing…..” a hoarse voice replied.
“Would anyone in the world go against the Blizzard silver city? Not to
mention that three elders are also accompanying the grandfather in this
venture. Even a peak Spirit Xuan will not be able oust the preparations
that we’ve made to acquire the treasure.” The young man’s voice
seemed too full of arrogance, and it seemed that being born into such a
high family greatly affected his judgement.
“Boy, do not blame me for calling you a frog whose stuck at the bottom
of a well! Even if the strength of the Blizzard Silver City is sufficient
to look disdainfully at the rest of the world, we still can’t be
careless.” The old man sighed, but even his voice reflected a faint
hint of pride as he said: “We might be the overlords of this world, but
no one can overlook that a man once challenged the might of the Blizzard
Silver City ten years ago….”
“The little Princess had come to this place to understand and
experience the meaning of life, and had been allowed to travel
unaccompanied by the Blizzard Silver City; if it hadn’t been for that
careless decision, then an ordinary man would never have been able to
challenge us.” The old man sighed again as his eyes narrowed.