Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-240
Dugu Xiao Yi’s heart was beating wildly. Jun Mo Xie’s hand had just
caressed her cheek, and she simply couldn’t contain her embarrassment
anymore. She instantly recalled something, and said, “Dammit… I’ll
definitely visit you tomorrow,” Her voice was low where-as her head was
still drooping down; same as before. Therefore, she obviously didn’t
know whether he had heard her or not.
“Excellent… I’ll look forward to your visit.” A wisp of Young
Master Jun’s clear and cheerful voice floated towards the beautiful
woman’s ears, and stayed there; till she looked up… even his shadow
was no longer there in front her.
Dugu Xiao Yi stood-up hurriedly. She then swiftly took two steps at a
time as she rushed towards the hall’s entrance. Then, she expectantly
raised her eyes, only to see that man turning a corner at the end of the
street atop his horse. An intoxicated look of longing filled her eyes as
she fantasized — gazing at the empty street. A dreamy smile surfaced on
her face as she blushed; unable to speak her or move.
“That scoundrel… Humph! How dare he pinch my face!? I… he… how
could he… I will definitely find him tomorrow! And I’ll settle this
account by fiercely kicking his butt!”
The merry Dugu Xiao Yi snorted as she tried her best to appear angry.
However, her eyes — which she had no control over — were curved like
the crescent moon; clearly revealing her bashful, happy and satisfied
frame of mind…
Jun Mo Xie rode home alone; he was unable to figure out why he felt so
pleased since his mind had never experienced such joy. Furthermore, he
had become aware that he felt a little giddy and happy. He naturally
hadn’t had anything to drink, yet he was still feeling a bit tipsy; he
obviously hadn’t heard a funny joke, yet the corners of his mouth were
stretched into a tender smile…
[That nasty girl! Did that little girl poison me?]
Such emotions are like a poisoned wine which once drunk — would have a
lifelong-effect; with no antidote for cure!
This mysterious feeling was giving him a headache. Though he had
recuperated his body’s health ever since taking it over… he only
possessed the body of a youngster around the age of sixteen. This
naturally meant that he hadn’t yet reached adulthood from the notions
of his previous world. To put it simply… he would still be in the final
year of middle school. Perhaps he would be considered slightly more
mature than a half-grown young man; at best. Well! That girl seemed to be
around the same age; maybe slightly younger!
This was unadulterated puppy-love!
[Wow, this is frightening! Puppy love feels wrong! I need to find someone
with experience so I can learn more about this condition… ]
Young Master Jun incessantly indulged himself in flights-of-fancy while
pleasantly smiling the entire journey back.
To normal people, the hurried hoof-beats of his horse sounded like drums
being played upon a victorious general’s return. Though to him, these
hoof-beats sounded like sweet rhythm; almost as if they were a piece of
Jun Mo Xie dismounted from his horse as lightly as a feather. He was
beaming radiantly as he stepped foot thought the doorstep of his house.
Suddenly, a loud sound interrupted his noxious thoughts; noxious
in-the-sense that he was already nearing his wedding night.
Anyone would despise this person. In fact, a vast majority would
recommend handing him a beating with a thousand lashes until his
shameless skin had been peeled away. And then crush his body if nothing
Surprisingly, on one side he thought that puppy-love was wrong; while on
the other, he was dreaming about his wedding chambers…
“You! Boy! You have returned at last. This old man has comprehended
something new today; come quickly, and take a look… ” the Solitary
Falcon’s voice was galloping with excitement. In fact, it almost seemed
as of was trying to flaunt his treasure to someone. He had been busy with
his research for several days, and had finally mastered his study;
naturally, he was quite excited about it.
The Young Master Jun’s heart had left him visualizing the countenance
of a flower. However, suddenly a man with long-and-fluttering black hair
had appeared in front of his eyes. Moreover, this man’s face was as
grim and icy as a fiend’s; this contrast was really too big! Extremely
Young Master Jun frowned. He was quite annoyed to see this person since
it had destroyed his daydream. As a result, Jun Mo Xie was suddenly
overcome with a wild impulse to kick the Solitary Falcon. Although he
very much wanted to follow through with that urge, he restrained himself
since he could not afford to provoke this person for the time-being.
“I don’t have time for this! Leave; you are disturbing me with all
that noise!” Young Master Jun scowled, and his face became dark. He
entered his room, and closed the door behind him with a loud “Bang”.
The Great Master, who was following him closely, almost had his nose
wedged between the slits of the doors.
“What’s the matter?! I had certainly seen this kid smiling a moment
ago. He had returned looking happy and giddy… so why on earth was he
talking to me like this… like a grandma who is sore on seeing that
scoundrel-of-a-son she hates?”
Solitary Falcon scratched his scalp in confusion; he was at a complete
The day had begun like any other ordinary one. However, those invitation
letters had soon made it quite unusual!
The entire Tian Xiang City had flared up; thoroughly flared up!
Each and every man, whose family had even-a-little-bit of influence, was
completely engrossed in discussing it. [What is this Aristocratic Hall?
Isn’t this surprisingly arrogant?]
The scalding silver invitation cards were mounted by a golden plum
blossom. The golden paint was used so precisely while drawing this
flower, that each and every petal seemed vivid. In fact, even the stamens
were clearly visible!
The invitation card’s envelop could be considered a valuable
piece-of-art on its own!
[What’s there inside it?]
On opening the fly leaf, what would shine on one’s eyes was nothing
other than two rows of huge characters — inlayed in gold. The first
line read: [frustrated, poor and the sick of heart are kindly requested
to leave this route.] While, the line below read: [those whose family’s
worth is below one million are not to enter these doors!]
On opening another leaf of the letter, one would actually find a myriad
of characters embedded in gold:
[Things worth discussing aren’t free of charge!]
[The basic need of this world’s greatest noblemen was —
best-in-quality; how could they be mediocre? They wore fine silk, read
golden scripts, heard immortal music, for they had a refined taste; fine
tea, and one-in-million wine shall not be wasted on people with none.]
On the last leaf, there were a handful of large-sized characters written
in flamboyant calligraphy —
[So far, life has been mundane; why?]
People were quick to realize that their worth needed to be above
one-million in case they wished to enter this place! This place was a
typical ‘favor the rich and disdain the poor’ sort of
establishment… even its name — “Aristocratic Hall!” was reeking
However, this invitation card immediately caused a commotion… even
amongst the most inelegant of families; all because of the three
family-stamps it carried!
The personal stamp of the Jun Family’s Third Master; Jun Wu Yi!
The stamp of the Tang Family!
And perhaps the most unexpected and surprising one: the personal stamp of
the Tian Xiang Empire’s sole prince-equivalent!
Together, these three seals had enough power to give anyone a breathing
problem! To decline their invitation… would be equivalent to making an
enemy out of one’s own life-expectancy… even the Mu Rong and the Dugu
Family could not afford to offend such a monstrous alliance!
Momentarily, the members of all noble families in Tian Xiang City were
found fluttering-about to discuss this matter!
Just one day of this matter had already blown-in a storm of public
opinions. In the beginning, all influential families carried this rather
profound belief that the actions of the “Aristocratic Hall” were no
more than a nuisance. Many felt that it was blatantly pandering the rich
and disregarding the poor; which was unacceptable to some. However
soon-afterwards, the entirety of public opinions — down to every
individual — reversed.
Many who received this invitation sighed in relief; they still they had a
joyous expression on their faces even though they didn’t agree with it.
Meanwhile, many others were left disgruntled; [why haven’t I received
an invitation even though my family’s worth is greater than
one-million? This invitation clearly aims to convene the rich-and-noble
families of Tian Xiang City; then why isn’t there one with my name on
it? Don’t tell me; is my status lower than other people? As a matter of
fact, do they look down upon me? What could be the reason?]
Such people couldn’t reconcile themselves to private discussions, and
started to criticize openly since they harbored sentiments of indignation
and humiliation… on the other hand, the people who were initially
nervous or afraid upon receiving this letter… eventually started to
take pride in it…
[Take a look; Grandpa is an aristocrat! I am a great gentleman! Do you
understand? Tsk tsk, the prince-equivalent, the Jun and the Tang Family
are three of the most influential forces in the Tian Xiang City; they
have made their judgment in inviting me! Do you still doubt it? You think
you’re richer than me? You think you have the money? Did you get the
The proof of status was quite simple: someone either had the invitation;
If someone didn’t receive the invitation… then it only meant
one-of-two things: either their family wasn’t worth over a million; or
they were mere commoners.
This invitation card had become the ‘symbol of aristocracy’ in a very
short period of time! People would wear pure-white gowns, and stick the
invitation card in the collar. They would walk-about without caring about
how they looked; their chests puffed, and their head held high. This was
the new trend-of-the-town; a true sign of elegance and class. Moreover,
it was proof of one’s aristocratic status!
And, those who did not get the invitation… racked their brains in order
to prevent themselves from being outdone. In fact, they hollowed-out
their minds with a hundred plans. Such people would stare wide-eyed at
people who they didn’t consider as equals. However, they would look
away when any such person waved an invitation card in their face; else
they would risk their desire and rage to give them away…
Then there were several people who never stepped foot outside their
houses. However, they wantonly started visiting their friends and family
after receiving the invitation. In fact, the most unreasonable ones were
found knocking on over ten doors in just a day’s time; these people
were like dogs whose tongues would never tire of wagging…
However, none of them could be consider excessive because there were some
who were even more unreasonable; so much so that they could leave the
rest of them… far-far behind…
This single invitation had caused a lot of disturbances throughout Tian
Xiang City. So much so, that even its creator, the Young Master of the
Jun Family hadn’t anticipated such a result. Things had escalated to
such an extent that some people had even gathered the courage to seek out
Jun Wu Yi. In fact, some people had actually offered him huge sums of
money in-exchange for a single invitation.
Jun Wu Yi didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after looking at this
matter. To make things worse, some people had even begged him for his
favor; this had really gotten out of hand…
One can’t help but argue that the world has always had its strict
hierarchies. However, no one had ever brought this out in a manner as
brazen-and-blatant as the Aristocratic Hall.
Man has but one life; who wouldn’t want a good name for themselves?
Right now, people had been presented with an opportunity to seem above
the others… they naturally scrabbled madly on this wild goose chase.
Just like in the in modern society, wherein two married women who-each
had the same gold ring… would still intentionally-or-otherwise compare
whose ring was bigger. Therefore, who could blame the City’s noble
circle for this commotion…
Moreover, the Aristocratic Hall had opened right opposite the Magnificent
Jewel Hall. This had immediately attracted interests from the upper-class
of the city!
This business, which hadn’t yet auctioned a single item — had aroused
anxiety and curiosity in the hearts of many already. This was certainly
the first incident of its kind for the Tian Xiang City!
The first ray of dawn shone from the east; early in the morning.
And the doors of the Aristocratic Hall quietly opened.
In its wake, two squads of security guards filed out, and neatly
organized themselves into two rows to greet the crowd. Everyone who
entered was surprised by the lush-green courtyard! Moreover, the flowers
therein were so strongly fragrant, that they could leave anyone
No one could prevent their heart from feeling relaxed, and unperturbed
after entering this courtyard. In fact, even the fussiest person
couldn’t prevent themselves from being entranced!
The flowers inside this courtyard were strongly fragrant even though it
was late autumn. In fact, these beautiful flowers seemed to be
flourishing; almost as if it was spring. The variety of flowers inside
this huge courtyard could leave a very refined and tasteful impression on
anyone. The trail seemed to be bending in the shadow of the trees
lined-up on both sides; the scent of the trees only added to that winding
taste of transcendence in the air. The path kept bending again-and-again,
while its width reduced. In fact, one really couldn’t tell the length
of this trail; it seemed as if it would never come to an end!
This point alone differentiated this establishment, and had placed it
above all others!
[Truly deserves to be called the Aristocratic Hall! Ah!]
What else could anyone say… [where else can you find so many flowers in
late autumn; and that too in the full bloom of spring! Moreover, none of
them feel artificial upon touch! What kind of manpower and money does
something like this require ah?]