Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-264
Jun Mo Xie took a deep breath, and then increased his speed further. He
stayed a bit over a hundred meters behind the three black clothed people,
and matched their pace. He suddenly detected a fluctuating aura, and
realized that someone else was also shadowing these three. And he could
tell from that person’s movements that his cultivation was much higher
than the three he was chasing…
[Don’t tell me; is he from the Imperial palace?] Jun Mo Xie
contemplated for a while and came up with a plan…
Mr. Wen also felt someone else’s presence. However, he couldn’t
locate this person when he looked around. However, Mr. Wen had a very
powerful awareness, and he could tell that this other person was an
[But why can’t I locate him?]
The area opened-up ahead. The three indistinguishable shadows jumped over
the city walls, and fled far away in a matter of moments. Mr. Wen chose
that moment to investigate, and halted there on purpose for a while. He
didn’t believe that those ‘youngsters’ could break away from him.
So, he decided to see how that man could hide himself in that wide-open
[I don’t think that the greatest of the senior-most generation could
hide themselves from my eyes in this large and open area!]
However, Mr. Wen would be disappointed.
He waited for a moment, but couldn’t catch that person. All he could do
— was feel a strong and formidable aura arrive, and then go away into
the distance. In fact, the aura traversed into the distance through that
bare space. Yet, he couldn’t even see the man.
[This… how is this possible?]
[A man such as this exists in the mortal world!] Mr. Wen took a deep
breath. However, his insides were now brimming with burning aspirations.
[What a great life it would be… if I were to fight such an expert
Mr. Wen quickly adjusted his personal state after-almost spitting out
air, and then lightly jumped off as well. He floated down the city walls
as light as a strand of hair. And then, he too faded away in the
distance. The sleep-deprived soldiers guarding the gate didn’t notice
any of it, and remained ignorant of what happened.
“Big Brother, the condition of Fifth doesn’t look very good. I’ve
been pouring Xuan Qi into him, but it’s not making any difference. We
need to cure his injuries quickly. Otherwise, I’m afraid… ” Zhou
Jian Ming’s voice had a sense of urgency to it.
“Ye Gu Han was truly fierce! The fourth’s condition is also bad,”
Lei Jian Hong gnashed his teeth with hatred. He then rapidly said, “The
fifth’s condition is quite serious. But he will be back to normal if we
heal his injuries successfully. However, fourth has been permanently
disabled. His shoulder has been cut off and his face has been
disfigured… damn that Ye Gu Han!”
“I didn’t expect this Ye Gu Han to be that much of a problem! We’re
each at Sky Xuan level; we aren’t inferior to anyone in this Empire!
That man had to face us all at once, and yet things still turned out this
way!” The Third-female disciple, Fang Piao Hong sighed. “Fortunately,
he was left for dead! Though it is a pity what he did to the Fourth
“This is all because of this b*tch Ling Meng!” Lei Jian Hong roared
angrily. “I’ll make this b*tch regret her life after I find out about
that mysterious man with the throwing knifes! I’ll take care of her…
what a bullsh*t princess she is!”
“We must wait till Master arrives even if we get our desired
outcome,” Fang Piao Hong sighed again. “The Fourth and the Fifth
brothers are dying; the Sixth has no hope for recovery. The
Seventh-to-Tenths’ bones have already been buried in the Tian Xiang
City. Who would’ve thought that such a thing would happen… that
things could turn out like this?!” she continued with another sigh,
“Master will fly into a rage when he hears about this! Big Brother,
Master will arrive in two days. You must make preparations for his
“What preparations can I make?” Lei Jian Hong said somewhat
despairingly. “If our father doesn’t beat me to death — I fear he
will put me in condition where I’ll be bedridden for half-a-year! I had
led nine disciples here… and now, only the three of us remain. Won’t
this be a huge blow to our old man? It’ll be a miracle if he forgives
Zhou Jian Ming also sighed, “I suppose we three can’t take it easy
now. Master will arrive after two days. At the appointed time… oh dear!
I don’t have the guts to imagine how the old man will react.”
“Master had poured all his heart into us eleven disciples… now… oh
dear! I don’t know how he’ll grieve!” Fang Piao Hong said sadly.
She couldn’t prevent her eyes from becoming red…
A small grove appeared in front of them as they talked. They first looked
behind to see that they weren’t being followed. Then, they entered it
without hesitation. Hit-man Jun followed them from behind like a
‘formless being’ without any physical properties. He floated in the
air as he followed them in.
Jun Mo Xie had listened to the kidnappers very carefully. Lei Wu Bei’s
disciples had also taken part in the raid for the Xuan Core on that night
with the thunderstorm.
Jun Mo Xie was startled by what he heard; [Lei Bu Wei, the Cold-Blooded
Master is arriving in Tian Xiang City in two days?!]
[This is big news!]
The three people were cautious even though they were inside dense woods.
They changed directions and turned twice; first left, and then right.
Then, they stopped in front of a dry try stump. Then, their senior-most
disciple Lei Jian Hong extended his hand, and pressed something at an
unknown place. The tree stump suddenly moved away, and revealed a huge
stone slab. And that slab then moved away to reveal the round entrance of
Jun Mo Xie took a single step and disappeared inside the moment it was
revealed. The cave was genuinely safe at that moment since there was no
one inside. The three people including Lei Jian Hong adjusted their
positions, and entered deeper; slowly and cautiously. This cave was very
narrow, and two people couldn’t go inside at the same time without
bumping into each other. Had they known that the Young Master Jun was
already there… quietly waiting for them to enter…
The tree stump slowly returned to its original position after they
entered. The ground once again looked undisturbed; not a single sound of
any activity could be heard…
Mr. Wen had followed those three people till the grove. They hadn’t
been able to evade him, or go out of the range of his sense of detection.
In fact, he had seen them enter the woods. However, he had wasted some
time in an attempt to search for that formidable person. Therefore, he
had arrived a little too late at the cave’s entrance. The stump had
returned to its original place by the time he had arrived. There wasn’t
even a single abrasion left to indicate the entrance. He searched
everywhere, but couldn’t locate where the people he had followed had
gone-off to. Mr. Wen could only feel their auras. He could clearly feel
that they were nearby, but he couldn’t locate them. He couldn’t help
but worry. This was truly a case of ‘an old cat burning its
Mr. Wen was certain that these people must’ve gone underground using a
mysterious mechanism in order to hide their trail. However, where did
they go after digging into the ground? He was sure that he could draw
them out if he launched his skill to sweep across the area. But that
would arouse their suspicion. It was a pity that he had to beat the grass
to scare the snake. He couldn’t think of another plan.
[However, Princess Ling Meng would remain in their hands if they didn’t
show themselves. And what will I do if something bad happens to her…?
How will I face the Emperor?] Mr. Wen felt somewhat embarrassed as he
frowned. He thought hard and incessantly about countermeasures for that
The cave led to a huge space. The soil was patted down firmly. However,
the place had a somewhat damp smell to it since it was underground.
“You two, hurry up and heal the Fourth and Fifth. I will question this
b*tch!” Lei Jian Hong had a somewhat murderous look about him.
“Big Brother, I know they’re your junior-disciple-brothers, and
you’re angry with Princess Ling Meng. But I must urge that you consider
your methods for bit.” Fang Piao Hong hesitated, but she continued
nevertheless, “I can see that this matter has brought pain to Brother
You Ran. I can see… that our identities haven’t been exposed. If we
ask Bother You Ran to arrive while feigning to be a good person… and he
comes as a ‘hero saving the Princess from danger’… If You Ran is
successful in this way… it would be considered…”
“…That’s good. Contact Brother You Ran! I won’t harm her,” Lei
Jian Hong gnashed his teeth.
Fang Piao Hong cleared her throat, but remained silent. She then diverted
her full attention and energy to heal her fellow disciple.
Jun Mo Xie’s heart started to beat wildly in the darkness, “Brother
These two characters, “You Ran”… Li You Ran… this meant that the
youngster couldn’t be taken lightly anymore.
[Don’t tell me… Li You Ran is involved with these people in this huge
Lei Jian Hong picked Princess Ling Meng in his arms, and then set her
down against the wall. He then reached above and placed his hand on her
head. Pure Xuan Qi entered her body. This made the Princess wake-up.
“You rascal! Let me go!” Princess Ling Meng had barely opened her
eyes and was already very angry. She shouted, “I want to go to Uncle
Ye! Let me go!”
“Your Majesty, you wish to be free, and you will be… easily. All I
need from you is an answer to one question. And then, you’ll be allowed
to leave.” Lei Jian Hong snorted. He said this to her as he sneered,
“Your Highness, you embrace several throwing knives and hold those
damaged knife very dearly. Isn’t that strange, Princess Ling Meng?
Honorable Princess, I’ll set you free if you tell me who the owner of
these knives is… I won’t break my promise.”
“The owner of the throwing knives?” Princess Ling Meng opened her
eyes in astonishment. These people had kidnapped her just to ask about
this matter? “I have never seen that highly-skilled person; so, how
would I know?”
“Ha Ha! …Princess, when you speak like that… do you take the three
of us for children!” Lei Jian Hong smiled ruthlessly. “Many of my
junior-brother-disciples were killed by him. In fact, we had never heard
of anyone that skilled in the ‘secular’ world. But the first task
he had undertaken was meant to save your life! Don’t tell me that the
Princess has forgotten?! That man had arrived the last time you had
encountered assassins; his first and only action was to save your life!
But he truly is a ghost if the Princess insists on not knowing his
Jun Mo Xie shook on the inside! He had saved the Princess in secrecy the
last time she was attacked. [Have I implicated her by saving her?] This
resentment was hard to figure…
[How did these people know the connection between these two independent
matters?] Jun Mo Xie’s train-thought immediately went to Li You Ran.
[So that’s how it is! Everything gets resolved if we take the Li Family
“You killed Uncle Ye for this question?” Princess Ling Meng
couldn’t move. However, her eyes bulged as she looked at her captor
with utter hatred. It seemed like she would start to shoot flames at him
“Well! The Princess she can forget about leaving this place since she
insists on not telling us about the origin of these knives…!” Lei
Jian Hong gave an evil smile as he said this in a low voice. “We have
several other methods with which we can make you speak.”
Jun Mo Xie was urgently thinking of the actions he could take. He had
thought that he would approach Princess Ling Meng, and then disappear
with her by using the Hong Jun Pagoda. However, he was unsuccessful
despite several tries. [Apparently the Hong Jun Pagoda can’t
accommodate anyone besides me…? Or perhaps my cultivation isn’t
Jun Mo Xie’s wishful thinking was shattered into pieces since that plan
didn’t work. It would’ve been very easy for him if the Princess
could’ve been transported into the Hong Jun Pagoda. Jun Mo Xie was
confident that he would’ve been able to take advantage of the chaos
that would’ve unfolded. He would’ve then whisked her away. In fact,
he could’ve even injured or killed one of the assailants.
Saving the Princess still wasn’t that difficult. However, these people
were Sky Xuan experts. So he’d end-up in a dire position if they found
out about his whereabouts.
Lei Jian Hong pinched the Princess’s jaw and forced her to look up. He
then asked her maliciously, “I’ll ask you for the last time; will you
still not speak? I’ll have no choice but to punish the Princess if she
remains firm on this!”
Suddenly, a lofty, cold, severe and mocking laugh rang out of nowhere; it
echoed cruelly inside the cave. “Lei Wu Bei teaches such trash? What a
cold blooded senior is he? This is truly laughable!”
The voice hadn’t yet faded when a blue light covered the area. Then, a
delicate throwing-knife came flying out of nothingness. It then
transformed into a dream-like azure color as it reflected everyone’s
The throwing knife embedded itself into the earthen wall. It unexpectedly
issued the same sound as a rotten piece of logs’.
The three people jumped in shock. Lei Jian Hong covered his chest with
his hands to protect it. He then shouted loudly, “Since your honored
self has arrived… what do you want? Why are you in hiding? I’ve been
waiting for you for a long time!”
Zhou Jian Ming and Fang Piao Hong grabbed the handle of their swords and
drew them out. They kept their swords horizontally in front of their
chests; they then looked around as if facing a very dangerous enemy.
A faintly discernable voice was heard laughing, “You youngsters of the
younger generation truly overestimate your capabilities in challenging
Princes Ling Meng’s eyes welled-up with tears since she was emotionally
moved. She struggled as she asked, “Senior… is that you? I beg you! I
beg you; take me to Uncle Ye! I beg you to kill these people and avenge
This underground movement — especially Lei Jian Hong’s loud bellowing
was clearly heard by Mr. Wen outside. This helped him in locating their
He had been paying attention for the slightest of clues. However, Lei
Jian Hong’s loud bellowing had provided him with the best possible
orientation for locating them. He quickly arrived in front of the
entrance of the cave, and held his breath as he attentively listened. He
could enter their hide-out as long as he could find its exact location.
However, Lei Jian Hong and his two companions had just discovered a
shocking incident. In fact, it was a terrifying, strange and an
astonishing occurrence… Princess Ling Meng’s delicate body had been
propped up against the wall; but it was suddenly raised into the air with
a ‘whooshing’ sound. It then started to float in the air. It was like
an arrow had suddenly been released from a bow.
Lei Jian Hong jumped in alarm, and pounced at the Princess. However, he
was little late. Jun Mo Xie had already broken through the stone slab at
the entrance with a loud “Bang!”; with the Princess in his arms. The
bright sunlight seeped into the cave.
Lei Jian Hong and the others shouted as they followed after them.
Mr. Wen was pacing in front of the tree stump. He had been hesitantly
thinking about destroying the surface in order to rescue Princess Ling
Meng… or something even quicker. Then, he heard the loud rumbling-like
landslide. This was then followed by a sudden explosive sound as the
entrance to the cave crumbled. Mr. Wen was caught off-guard and fell to
the ground. He was about to open his mouth to curse when he saw a body
coming towards him; it was almost as if it had been thrown towards him
— this delicate body was Princess Ling Meng’s…
The three block-clothed and masked people hurried outside and surrounded
him. Then, one of them shouted, “You bastard! You stayed hidden the
last time. And you hid yourself again now! But you didn’t escape, did
you?! I’ll see how you manage to flee now!”
Mr. Wen had just extended his hands to catch Princess Ling Meng. He then
suddenly found himself surrounded, and confronted. He couldn’t help but
whine about his hardships…
This person had framed him!
Chinese Idiom: Even experts can sometimes make mistakes.
Chinese Idiom: To make a din to draw the enemy.
Secular world means the usual/mundane/ordinary world. It’s different
from the world of martial arts. This term basically refers to the
materialistic world, and is usually looked down upon by the top most
figures of the martial world.