Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-301
The original Jun Mo Xie would’ve used the same means as Tang Yuan if he
had faced a similar situation.
The present Jun Mo Xie and the previous one were very different from each
other. Jun Xie was an evil spirit, and was also regarded as a ‘free
bird’, but his bones weren’t made of the same debauchery that
consisted Tang Yuan and the original Jun Mo Xie’s. Jun Xie had always
relied on his own self. In fact, he wouldn’t even alert the police if
he were to spot a vicious crime; he’d treat the evil as his own enemy
and would deliver justice himself.
The original Jun Mo Xie had a habit of oppressing people using his power.
He would use it to push them down. These two people had such different
characteristics; so, how could they be so easily integrated?
However, Tang Yuan’s divine inspiration came ‘in the nick of time’
to help Jun Mo Xie settle his urgent matter. Time was of the essence, and
Jun Mo Xie was merely a rookie at refining a Dan. In fact, he hadn’t
even practiced the most fundamental basics. Besides, there had always
been a shortage of medicinal ingredients. But, Fatty Tang had solved the
Young Master Jun’s greatest problem. And, Jun Mo Xie wasn’t going to
blame him even though the methods he used were extremely despicable.
Anyway, they had compensated the frightened shopkeepers with a lot of
silver. So, that would justify as ‘compensating for their losses’.
[This was naturally unfair to them. However, is this world ever ‘truly
fair’? This Young Master has crossed-over to this world; can they do
that? Isn’t that unfair too…]
The world doesn’t exist in a balance of fairness and justice. So, what
was the need to conceive such perfection?
[However, it doesn’t matter if it was fair or unfair. I have to refine
the Dan by tonight!]
This was very important, and Jun Mo Xie was looking forward to it. [What
would be the result when I refine these ingredients?]
Then, suddenly a loud and dragon-like roar echoed. The Cold-Blooded
Master, Lei Wu Bei appeared in the sky above the Jun residence. His
expression was indifferent as he spoke, “Solitary Falcon, why haven’t
you left when the entire manpower from the Silver Blizzard City has
departed? How long do you plan to procrastinate? Do you not fear the Xuan
Careful eyes would see that the Cold-Blooded Master’s complexion
wasn’t good. His eyes were somewhat bloodshot, and his vital conditions
weren’t good either. The person responsible to bring him to such a
condition should’ve been very proud of themselves.
“I’ll go if I want to go. And, I won’t go if I don’t want to go.
So, I’ll only go when I feel like it. Do you have a problem with
that?” the Solitary Falcon replied in a bad mood.
Solitary Falcon was depressed. [This nonsensical summons has come at a
key moment. Couldn’t you have waited till I had finished mastering the
‘Nine Claws of the Ghostly Falcon’? When will I be able to come back
and practice in the calm if leave for Tian Fa right now… When will I
get an opportunity like this? On top of that, I might miss out on the
Lei Wu Bei snorted coldly, “It’s important to go. You and I are both
in The Tian Xiang City, Old Falcon. I know we have some grudges between
us. But, when the supreme summons comes — we are to set everything
aside. You’re one of the Great Eight Masters; you ought to know the
consequences of ignoring the supreme summons. This Old Man wishes to
travel with you. But, I didn’t know that you’d be so unappreciative
of such kindness.”
Not only Solitary Falcon… Jun Mo Xie was also alarmed by Lei Wu Bei’s
The Cold-Blooded Master wants to travel with the Solitary Falcon? This
was extremely strange!
No one was aware that Lei Wu Bei had gone mad while searching for his
personal enemy Chu Qi Hun. He wanted to find the man so that he could
kill him. He would be extremely tense all day, and was always on-guard
against his ‘imagined’ foe since he believed that the number-one
assassin could deal a fatal attack from the shadows at any moment.
Eventually, Lei Wu Bei’s body had become tired, and his mind had become
exhausted. In fact, this Great Master was nearly on the verge of a
Then, the supreme summons came. Lei Wu Bei realized that a
mountain-forest or a lonely inn on the way to Tian Fa would pose as a
very convenient setting for Chu Qi Hun’s ambush. Moreover, his enemy
was evil, and intelligent. Lei Wu Bei realized that his entire life’s
work would go wasted if he weren’t careful. So, he came up with the
idea of travelling with the Solitary Falcon. …The two Great Masters had
some grudges, but it wasn’t like they had a life-long hatred which
couldn’t be mediated.
If he could get the Solitary Eagle to help him… the two Great Masters
could possibly jolt Chu Qi Hun’s nerves… and he may not dare to
attack either one of them.
A person’s shadow flitted across as the Solitary Falcon appeared before
Lei Wu Bei, “Speak the truth Lei Wu Bei — what sly plan have you
formed in that head of yours?”
“Are you afraid?” Lei Wu Bei snorted in provocation.
“Me? Afraid? Ha ha ha… this Old Man is aware that this is an indirect
method of yours to get me to go with you. I can see the trick you’re
trying to play!” the Solitary Falcon laughed heartily.
“Stop!” The Young Master Jun couldn’t stay calm as he realized that
the Solitary Falcon might leave with the other Great Master. So, he
quickly moved into action in order to stop them. He knew that the Silver
Blizzard City was a step ahead, and may be waiting in ambush for the
Solitary Falcon. The Young Master Jun hadn’t anticipated that Lei Wu
Bei would seek the Solitary Falcon’s company in order to guard-against
Chu Qi Hun. Moreover, he believed that Lei Wu Bei was unlikely to render
any aid in case the Solitary Falcon was met with any mishaps on the way.
In fact, he was likely to step-on the Solitary Falcon if it were to serve
“What’s the matter?” the Solitary Falcon frowned.
“This young student has to pass-on many things before the Master’s
return,” Jun Mo Xie’s eyes turned.
The Solitary Falcon’s heart jumped when he heard those words, and he
became extremely excited with anticipation, “What things?! You brat,
you’ve made me happy with those words.”
Lei Wu Bei was somewhat alarmed. [Who is this youngster’s Master? How
strong is he? He made one of the ‘Eight Great Masters’ jump around
with joy using only a few words…?]
“My master told me to recite the following lines to you, “The falcon
soars in solitude; like a cloud floats in the empty sky — it is
dissolute in this empty solitude. The dead falcons don’t exist in the
solitude of the sky. And, ten thousand laws don’t exist in the solitude
of the sky. The ten thousand laws are the solitude.” Jun Mo Xie
wasn’t very verbose about it. And, he stuck close to Solitary
Falcon’s name in order to create his mnemonic chants for him.
“The falcon soars in solitude; like a cloud floats in the empty sky —
it is dissolute in this empty solitude. The dead falcons don’t exist in
the solitude of the sky. And, ten thousand laws don’t exist in the
solitude of the sky…” the Solitary Falcon frowned as he contemplated.
It was like he had the meaning in his hands, but was unable to grasp it
properly. His eyes revealed how perplexed he was.
“This is a very clever and creative line. It can be understood, but not
described. I can’t express it in words. Master knows that you will have
to rush to Tian Fa; he knows that you will be involved in several
battles. So, he has preponed the time of my telling you this line since
he didn’t wish for these incidents to interfere with your
“Many thanks!” the Solitary Falcon’s rough face appeared very
grateful. He then cupped his hands.
“Master also told me to inform you that Six Spirit Xuan experts from
the Silver Blizzard City are already a step ahead, and may try to way-lay
you on the way to Tian Fa. They’ll be accompanied by their seven
swords. I request you to be extremely careful, and move as fast as you
“Six Spirit Xuan experts? The Seven Swords? Could it be ‘THE’ Seven
Swords from the Silver Blizzard City?” the Solitary Falcon’s
expression turned grave as his heart sank. He wouldn’t have believed
this if someone else had told him this. But, the Solitary Falcon believed
this news since it had come from the mouth of that Mysterious Master.
“Then, I shall travel with Lei Wu Bei. There may be some disadvantages
in that, but there can be many advantages if we co-ordinate properly. So
much so, that the former outweighs the latter,” the Solitary Falcon
mumbled to himself for a long while. Then, his expression changed,
“What else did the Master say?”
“Master said that the senior’s spirit will soar like a Falcon by the
time he returns,” Jun Mo Xie chuckled. He then cupped his hands, and
said, “God-speed! Tread carefully!”
“Goodbye!” the Solitary Falcon bowed in a rare instance of respect, and
cupped his hands. “Again, give my sincere thanks to your Master. Solitary
Falcon holds him in very high esteem. I take this matter regarding the
Jun Family very seriously. Tell him to feel relieved.” The Solitary
Falcon let out a long roar after he was done speaking. Then, he soared up
into the desolate sky. Lei Wu Bei laughed out loud, and followed after
him. The two figures flitted in the sky for a moment before they
disappeared without a trace.
“A Great Master isn’t to be trifled with, ah…” Jun Mo XIe let out a
profound sigh, and turned to walk inside the room.
Many Xuan Experts gathered in the Tian Xiang City that night; regardless
of their level or backing. Then, they rushed towards the Tian Fa forest;
whether in groups or alone.
After all, this was the Supreme Summons. No one could take it lightly.
Even Song Shang and Hai Chen Feng asked permission to leave for Tian Fa
since they had a mind to go and lend aid. But, Jun Mo Xie forbade them
from doing so, “What are you doing? Do you have a dislike for long lives?
I prohibit you from going there. You’re staying here. Song Shang, get
back to fermenting wine; I’ll cancel your apprenticeship if I find you
slacking-off. And as for Hai Chen Feng — get back to looking after your
gang! You needn’t involve yourself in others’ matters. You must focus
on developing your gang.”
This was a joke. The Young Master Jun was in no position to stop the
Solitary Falcon if he wished to leave. But, he had marked these two as
‘men of the Jun Family’. So, how could he allow them to leave?
What would happen if Jun Mo Xie left the Jun Household with ordinary men?
But, if both these experts stayed behind… they could take care of the
Jun Household even if something were to happen. In fact, the Jun Family
would be considered the strongest in the area. And, Jun Mo Xie had
made-up his mind.
Coming back to the original issue… he wouldn’t allow them to leave
even if they weren’t required to look after the Jun Household. This was
because they had been labeled as ‘men of the Jun Family’ now. So,
sending them to Tian Fa would be like using them as cannon fodder against
the Xiao and the Li Families. These two men were Sky Xuan experts, but
the Tian Fa forest was crawling with Spirit Xuan experts at present. A
Sky Xuan expert would be akin to a dog in the south. Therefore, they
would be better used in Tian Xiang.
[I’ve selected the members of my factions so carefully! So, why would I
throw them away at Tian Fa? The Xuan Beast uprising? What difference
would it make to me if a lot of people die, huh?]
Hai Chen Feng and Song Shang had gone to meet Jun Mo Xie in very high
spirits. However, they had no choice but to return embarrassed after they
had listened to Jun Mo Xie’s words.
~The Second Prince’s Residence~
The Second Prince was in a very cheerful mood. He was feeling extremely
He felt that all men under the heaven were coming to his aid. Two Great
Masters had issued the supreme summons just when the Xuan Beast crossbows
were about to arrive. So, the well-known, and the not-so-well-known
experts had started to leave for the Tian Fa. The Tian Xiang City’s
experts were no exception to this.
The Capitals’s strength would be reduced incomparably since so many
experts were leaving. He could use this chance to transport the deadly
weapons safely. Moreover, these weapons would deliver far better results
since his men wouldn’t have much competition. So, the tiger could grow
wings when the time was ripe, and could move-in to fill the power vacuum
of the city. Would he be able to seize the city with ease?
The Second Prince and his councilor were embroiled in a tense discussion
in his secret chambers. Everyone seemed very excited.
“Mr. Fang, inform the Spirit Storm Guard to hurry up to the Capital. Tell
them that they are to leave the southern provinces, and come here as fast
as they can,” The Second Prince looked amiably towards his mastermind.
“Mr. Fang, I would request that you proceed with the future plans.”
“I request the Second Master to be relieved. This is Fang Bo Wen’s job,
and you can be assured of safety.”
Fang Bo Wen then muttered to himself irresolutely, “I know that the Zhao
Trading Company has sent two hundred men as escorts. Two Jade Xuan
experts lead them. Then, there is the Company’s Vice-President… Meng
Xiao Song… he leads a group of eighty experts. That Meng Xiao Song is
an Earth Xuan expert. With him, there’s no need to be anxious. The Zhao
Trading Company will move in the bright light — and the guild in the
dark; they will move together yet separately. This would eventually go
smoothly. The Spirit Storm Guard and the Zhao Trading Company will travel
together. In addition, the Blood Sword Hall has been notified as well.
They will send two Sky Xuan assassins, five Earth Xuan assassins and
twenty Jade Xuan assassins. These assassins will secretly escort the
convoy; just to make things absolutely safe. And, most of the power has
left the Capital now. That leaves it vulnerable; so, the power of our
means will guarantee victory!”
“Humph! This Blood Sword Hall had never sent anyone higher than a ‘Jade
Xuan’ expert in any of their previous missions for me! This had often
resulted in their assassins’ failure to achieve anything. It had been a
waste of labor and money. But, they suddenly dispatched two Sky Xuan and
five Earth Xuan experts when it comes to the Xuan Beast tendon
crossbows?! And, the lowest level assassins they’re sending are Jade
Xuan! They are merely trying to show their terrifying strength!” The
Second Prince was extremely indignant. He spoke these words very angrily.
“The Blood Sword Hall’s method of handling things has always been a
profound mystery. This Old Man doesn’t know the reason behind it.” Fang
Bo Wen frowned and continued, “These Xuan Beast Tendon crossbows are very
important to them. Therefore, they are being cautious. And, this isn’t
without reason. One should be better to oneself than he is to others…
After all, it is ‘every man for himself’.”
Then, Fang Bo Wen suddenly stopped talking. There was a hint of doubt in
his eyes. Then, he suddenly started to tremble with fear. It seemed as if
he had recalled an extremely dreadful matter.
However, the Second Prince hadn’t noticed his mastermind’s unusual
behavior. He was still seething with anger. He then spoke in a cold
voice, “Let that be then! They will be of no use to me after I get those
crossbows. And, that’s a good thing. I won’t be angered by their
unfathomable way of working again!”
Fang Bo Wen’s snow-white eyebrows shot up, and a trace of fear condensed
in his eyes. He wanted to say something, but felt that his idea was
nonsensical. In fact, it seemed too fantastical. Therefore, he swallowed
his words back. But, that expression of worry became even more profound
in the secrecy of his eyes.
He was in no mood to listen to the speaker.
The Second Prince was just whining; nothing more. However, his words
resounded like thunder on a sunny day to Fang Bo Wen’s ears.
The matters that were hazy before… were becoming clear…
[Do I have to think of another way…? Will I have to retreat from this
The Second Prince leaned to the side, and put his hands behind his back.
His face was full of confidence as he laughed. He was brimming with the
confidence of a man who was on the verge of victory. The Prince then
mumbled, “I can use this opportunity to deal with the First and the
He didn’t speak his thoughts, but his face had a very fierce expression
on it. He then suddenly turned around, “That’s it! Mr. Wen, is Yue’er
“There has been no news of Miss Yue’er for several days. She has made…
very few public appearances. Our contacts in the Ni Chang Pavilion…
don’t know much about this matter either. This Old Man is… very
confused in that regard,” Fang Bo Wen went through those words very
slowly. In fact, he hadn’t stated them in a very fluent manner. He had
stammered several times in between. It was evident that he was disturbed,
and his thoughts weren’t on the same matter.
“Humph!” A cold light flashed in the Second Prince’s eyes. He remained
silent for a little while. Then, he finally spoke-up, “Let her be for the
time being. Anyway, it’s not like she can turn the tide with her strength
alone. What about Cheng De Cao though? What has he been up to? Why hasn’t
he shown his face for so many days?”
There was a slight look of loathing in Fang Bo Wen’s eyes. It was obvious
that the Young Master Cheng’s reputation wasn’t good. He replied, “This
Old Man hasn’t seen Young Master Cheng for a long time. It seems that
he’s busy with something. Though, he isn’t telling anyone about this
matter. Also, the corresponding manpower is yet to arrive. He may have
met with some mishap…”
The Second Prince frowned. He strolled around for a bit before he spoke
in a gloomy voice, “Shelve the trivial matters for now… everything will
be determined with the arrival of the crossbows.” His fair face suddenly
revealed his murderous intention.
[Humph! A woman and a Young Master! Humph! You consider yourself as
something important? So, you agree with me outside, but defy me in
private? Yue’er, you mustn’t think that you can take advantage of the
way I treat you! You’ll regret this!]
[This Cheng De Cao thinks himself to be a formidable person? The Second
Prince can destroy you whenever he wants!]
“Yes,” Fang Bo Wen could sense the Second Prince’s killing intentions.
His white eyebrows quivered. The mastermind couldn’t help but tremble.
[Your Majesty is already quite ruthless and without any pity. But, why
are you being so shallow? Why are you being so domineering in such a
minor matter? What will you do if you accomplish great things in the
future?] Suddenly, he became bored to death, and hung his eyes. He shut
his mouth, and kept his thoughts to himself.
The Second Prince looked outside at the moonlight. A fiery expression
suddenly swept across his face. It was zealous expression. His eyes
seemed to burn with a hot flame. It seemed as if he already believed
himself to be a great entity.
The Jun Family’s residence; Jun Mo Xie was having a sleepless night.
He had carefully filtered through the ingredients. The list of
medications that Jun Mo Xie required was finally in order. He had
unexpectedly received two hundred herbs. There were no rare or legendary
herbs among them. And, there weren’t any precious herbs ingredients among
them either. But, there was a massive amount of low-level ingredients.
Besides, there were some ‘never before seen’ low-level ingredients
present in this stock-pile as well. It was almost like one could find
anything in that pile. The entire stock had been piled-up in the special
room in Jun Mo Xie’s courtyard.
He then dispersed the bystanders. He even shooed Fatty Tang away to take
rest. Then, he selected two trusted helpers to sift through those
The so-called ‘trusted helpers’ were very few in number. In fact,
there were only a total of four in the entire Jun Household as far as Jun
Mo Xie’s count was concerned. But, he couldn’t dare to exhaust
Grandpa Jun and Third Uncle. As for the other two… he had regarded it
to be very impolite to make Little Ke do this work. Sister Qing Han was
available too. So, he had unwillingly asked for her help as well since he
needed more people.
After all, Guan Qing Han was the daughter of a Xuan Qi Family. These
drugs mustn’t be unfamiliar to her. So, she would be a great help to
Jun Mo Xie. Moreover, she was one of his most trusted people to say the
Jun Mo Xie sat at a place where the light of the lamp couldn’t reach.
He sat there like a wooden figure; motionless. He frowned deeply in rapt
attention. The two females assumed that he was immersed in deep thoughts
about a very serious matter since he was frowning so profoundly. So, they
decided against disturbing him, and allowed him ponder in peace…
The two tiptoed around. They even spoke softly in order to avoid causing
disturbance to Jun Mo Xie’s thoughts. Their hands worked quickly in
accordance to his instructions. They first segregated the ingredients
according to their weight. Then, they mixed them together; as per
requirement. Afterwards, they wrapped the mix up, and put a serial number
on each package.
The work was not arduous in itself, but working continuously at a stretch
for such a long time had exhausted them. The fact that it was a very
monotonous and dull job also tired them out. The two worked hurriedly
past midnight. They aimed to hand over at least five batches of
prescriptions; each with a hundred items.
The two women were drowsy-eyed by the time they finally stood up. They
didn’t know why Jun Mo Xie wanted these medicines, but he seemed to
want them very urgently. So, they didn’t dare to take it easy, and had
worked incessantly throughout the night. And now, it was finally done.
The two females stood up, and smiled bitterly at each other. They felt
out of energy, and had a slight ache in their slender waists.
However, the two couldn’t help but feel like being praised for
completing so much work so fast. They smiled at each other, and then
looked at Jun Mo Xie in unison. [So much work has already been finished!
So, what’s he still frowning at? What problem could take such a long
time to ponder over?]
Jun Mo Xie remained seat; same as before. His head had lowered a bit. The
Young Master had a serious look on his face. His frown was so profound
that it seemed as if he had encountered the mystery of the ages…
He was concentrating so hard that the two females were able to walk up to
him without him detecting their movements…
“Ah! This bastard! He has swindled us into becoming his work-oxes! This
bastard fell asleep long back!” Guan Qing Han observed him for some time,
and came to that conclusion. She obviously became very angry. They
wouldn’t have been to tell that his ‘breathing’ was ‘snoring’
in reality if they hadn’t walked so close to him.
[He’s just too much! Who does such things?!]
[We both tired ourselves out working busily throughout the night. You
didn’t say anything; neither did you help! We didn’t disturb you since we
thought that you were pondering over something important. But… you were
actually sleeping the entire time! This is too much!]
Anger rose inside Guan Qing Han’s heart. She rubbed her eyes, but was
so tired that she was unable to open them properly. This made her even
more sullen. She raised her leg, and gave that ‘shameless good for
nothing’ a tight kick on his thigh.
Jun Mo Xie fell from his chair, and woke up. He opened his eyes, and
immediately understood the reason for that kick. Then, the Young Master
calmly got up, and sighed as he put on airs. He then exclaimed, “This
problem is very tough! I’ve thought-it-over all night, yet I still
can’t understand it. This is an amazing headache!”
The Young Master Jun looked very gloomy. He continued to moan and groan
in pain. Jun Mo Xie tried his best to look very concerned… as if he
feared for the country. Anyone who looked at his face would fear that all
the land under the heavens would perish if he was stopped from pondering
over his problem.
Guan Qing Han sneered. Her beautiful leg landed at the pit of Jun Mo
Xie’s stomach as she scolded, “Young Master Jun, is it normal for you to
have so much saliva when you’re focusing hard on a problem?”
Jun Mo Xie made a ‘hiccupping’ sound. He then replied in a frustrated
manner, “This is one of the many problems I have. I don’t pay attention
to what my body does when I’m thinking long and hard on something
important. So, my mouth opens when I think for a long time, and I forget
to shut it. A lot of saliva ends up getting collected as a result…”
[What bullsh*t is this?!]
Guan Qing Han was in a good mood, and found it funny. Though, her face
was cold as she chided Jun Mo Xie. She then suddenly realized that the
Young Master’s eyes had changed direction. He then smiled, “Ah, Third
Uncle! What are you doing here so late?”
Guan Qing Han and Little Ke looked around frightfully. But, they didn’t
even spot the Third Uncle’s shadow. They then realized that they had
been tricked, and became very angry. Even the usually gentle Little Ke
felt her face becoming hot as she turned to look back. However, their
eyes opened in amazement once they turned around to face Jun Mo Xie.
There was no one in Jun Mo Xie’s chair anymore. He had vanished without
Such speed was… simply heavenly…
The two females looked at each other with blank stares. Then, they
recalled Jun Mo Xie’s funny appearance from a moment ago. “Pfft, Pfft”
sounds escaped from their lips as they started to laugh.
Little Ke pursed her lips and chuckled. She then looked at Guan Qing Han
appreciatively, and exclaimed, “Young Lady, you have a very attractive
smile. I’m seeing you smile after a very long time. You should smile
more often… it’s very, very pretty.”
“I’m seeing you smile after a very long time…” this made Guan Qing
Han’s body tremble. A frantic look passed through her eyes. Then, she
resumed her cold expression and sighed, “It is very late at night; go and
rest.” She said this and silently walked out of the courtyard.
Her silhouette seemed very lonely and desolate in the night-light. She
appeared like a ‘Snow Lotus’ on a faraway mountain peak that was
covered in snow and clouds — alone, proud and upright.
“God!” Jun Mo Xie had hidden inside the HongJun Pagoda. [The two
tigresses come up so suddenly! Why didn’t I hide before?] He hadn’t
slept for two nights and a day. That was the reason why he had fallen
asleep like that. He was extremely tired. Another reason was that he was
re-vitalizing his vigor in order to concoct the Dans.
As for the selection of the ingredients and formulas was concerned —
Jun Mo Xie had already combed through the Book of Folk Remedies, and was
confident that he could refine 5 kinds of Dans.
The Mysterious Yang Dan, the Missing Yin Dan, the Spirit Amassing Dan,
the Multi-Division Dan, and the Connecting-Meridians Dan!