Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-306
Naturally, if the Second Prince or Jun Mo Xie or other people came to
know about these words… they would immediately understand why the
Second Prince had asked the Blood Sword Hall’s assassins to execute
this mission. This faction’s men were bound to fail one step before
they reached the finish line!
The Blood Sword Hall was the most famous ‘house’ of assassins in the
Tian Xiang Empire; perhaps the entire Xuan Xuan continent. But, the
identity of the mastermind behind them… was extremely shocking!
However, if one mulled it over… it would seem normal. In fact, it would
make a lot of sense.
How could the entire upper echelon of the Tian Xiang Empire know this
organization of assassins? And, how could this organization act so openly
without any scruples? So much so, that they had connections with the
Families in the Imperial Court… and even the later generations of the
The existence of such a group would’ve been fairly normal in a small
country since smaller empires usually have a very weak military force.
But, the Tian Xiang Empire’s military-strength was tyrannical, and
highly centralized. The Empire’s Emperor was one of the most talented
individuals of the generation. So, how could he allow such an
organization of assassins to act in such an unrestrained manner inside
his nation? So much so, that they would even have the courage to attempt
the assassination of the Royal Princess… as if it was child’s play…?
There was a lot more to this matter. Take the example of Princess Ling
Meng’s assassination for example — the continent’s most well-known
organization of assassin would likely possess an intelligence network of
equal merit. And, though Ye Gu Han’s existence was admittedly a
secret… but, how could an organization like the Blood Sword Hall fail
to find out about Ye Gu Han’s presence on her guard? However, they had
only sent two Gold Xuan experts to assassinate Princess Ling Meng…
Would facing a ‘Sky Xuan bodyguard’ of the ‘target’ with two Gold
Xuan experts be of any use? Did it make any sense?!
It was a pity that the Second Prince had been involved in all this.
Especially that bullsh*t line, “Your intelligence is erroneous,” had
already been dispatched to him. The Second Prince probably wouldn’t
understand the reality of this till the end of his days… that… his
own father had used him to cleanse and rectify the bureaucratic structure
of the Empire. In fact, he would even use this event to purge his harem.
If this was ever to come to light — the Hitman Jun would accept that he
wasn’t the world’s most formidable player… by any means. That
‘title’ was undoubtedly reserved for the Tian Xiang Empire’s
~ The chambers of the Imperial concubines ~
“Little Meng, truthfully tell your mother — what’s the problem? Are
you ill?” a graceful and gorgeous lady asked in a courteous manner. She
wore a yellow gown of her body, and a traditional crown on her head. She
was the current Empress, and Princess Ling Meng’s mother — Murong Xiu
“I… it’s nothing. Your daughter’s health is fine. Everything is
normal. I don’t know why Queen-Mother would ask this,” Ling Meng didn’t
admit anything. Ling Meng didn’t know what would happen if she told her
mother about the misery of Ye Gu Han’s condition. So, she invariably lied.
“Normal? Child, you’ve never been good at lying. You always stutter
when you lie.” The Empress smiled gently as she looked at her daughter
with affection, “Sometimes, you seem very worried these days. And
sometimes, you giggle. On top of that, you usually weep at night. Your
tears have moistened your pillows. This… would you call this
“Mother…” Princess Ling Meng let-loose her lovable self, “Could your
daughter ever lie to you? There’s nothing different with me.”
“Could it be…” The Empress smiled. She lovingly poked her daughter’s
tiny nose, “Perhaps, you’ve taken a fancy to a Family’s young man?”
“Mother… what are you saying?” Princess Ling Meng blurted out aloud.
She became bashful, and her face reddened. But, she still hesitated
inside. [Can I use this chance to tell my mother about Jun Mo Xie?]
Princess Ling Meng couldn’t help but blush as her beloved’s thought
crossed her mind.
The Empress looked at her daughter’s expression. How could she not know?
[My daughter’s body isn’t that of a small girl anymore. She had
reached that age. My daughter has grown up!]
“You little girl… but I can’t tell which family’s young man has
garnered the affections of my treasured daughter…?” The Empress looked
at her daughter teasingly.
“Queen Mother…” Princess Ling Meng turned and twisted her waist. She
hesitated for a moment, but eventually decided to keep her feeling to
herself for the time being. The Princess was no fool. How could she not
know that Jun Mo Xie’s feelings may not be in compliance? She feared
that he might not harbor a favorable impression about her. Therefore, she
might court a rebuff if she were to declare her feelings in a rash manner.
However, the Princess’s heart was in denial. [You tried to woo me for so
many years, but I wasn’t impressed. I didn’t care no matter how much
attention you gave me! And, now that this Princess has no objections…
this lecherous guy is giving me attitude… humph!]
“My little girl seems shy. Don’t tell if you don’t want to. Your mother
won’t compel you. He he… Little Meng, tell your mother about your
beloved as soon as possible. You’re not that young anymore. It would
become a very troublesome matter if your father — the Emperor
—impulsively decided to bestow you in marriage someday…” the Empress
spoke as she dotingly played with her daughter’s hair.
“Your daughter understands.” The Princess cuddled into her mother’s
embrace. She suddenly recalled her Uncle Ye’s years of service… and the
misery of his current condition. She felt sick at heart, and wanted to
“I don’t know why… but, my heart seems to sense something oddly
fearful for the past few days… As if something very bad has
happened…” a light smile graced the Empress’s face. A pensive
expression covered her face as she muttered to herself, “What could it
be…? What could have happened? I’ve been feeling a strange ache in my
Princess Ling Meng’s heart tensed, but she didn’t dare to speak. [I
don’t know Uncle Ye’s situation. And, I don’t know how many damned
enemies he has in this Palace…]
~ Jun Family ~
Jun Mo Xie’s forehead was sweaty. He had kept quite in the face of this
little girl’s bared fangs.
He had remained silent because…
“I wish to go too!” Dugu Xiao Yi arrogantly declared as she held Little
White in her arms.
“What are you saying, sister? Do you intend to fill the bellies of the
Xuan Beasts? Do you intend to help me or the Xuan Beasts?” Jun Mo Xie
flippantly rolled his eyes. [God ah! Spare me, please? This little girl
has been annoying me the entire morning…]
“Humph! You might end up in the belly of those Xuan Beasts, but I’m
very fierce and powerful! Even my seven brothers can’t match me if I
use my Knife technique properly. No one in the Gold Xuan realm can match
me! Besides, what could a couple of Xuan Beasts do to this little girl?”
Dugu Xiao Yi continued in a lofty manner. “Just look at how Little White
behaves… doesn’t he act like a little puppy even though he’s a
level eight Xuan Beast? So, what do I have to fear if they are all like
this? I can kill thousands of them! And hey, I can find a play-mate for
Little White too!”
Little White let-out a discontent whine. [You think it’s easy to find
such a high-level and top-notch beast?] He raised his eyeballs to look at
her. However, he was also aware of the reason behind his mistress’s
words. He knew that it would be unwise to make a move. So, he ignored
her, and went back to sleep.
Jun Mo Xie felt helpless, “How can you make this comparison? Little White
is a high-level Xuan Beast. But, he’s not a grown-up, is he? No, we
shouldn’t even say that… we ought to say that he’s an infant! So,
how can you associate him with them? Have you never seen another Xuan
Beast? Don’t you know anything?”
“What nonsense are you talking? You think I don’t know stuff? And, the
other Xuan Beasts? What about them? Other Xuan Beasts get dispirited the
moment they see this Young Lady. They don’t even dare to raise their
heads!” the little girl proudly declared.
Tears streamed down Jun Mo Xie’s cheeks. [Really? How could a pampered
girl from a powerful family know about these dangers? You’ve only seen
low-level Xuan Beasts who have been domesticated by others!]
“You must be joking! You always carry Little White with you. And, the
Capital only has standard level Xuan Beasts. So, they get dispirited when
they see Little White. Does that reasoning make any sense to you? Little
White is indeed very formidable here… but he isn’t worth anything in
Tian Fa!” Jun Mo Xie explained earnestly.
“You think you can fool me as if I were a kid?! Little White is so
ferocious! And, you still say that it’s nothing? I’m going anyway!
And, when I want to go — I will get to go!” Dugu Xiao Yi spoke in an
unreasonable manner, “It will be my grandfather’s seventieth birthday in
two months. He had received an injury to his waist on the battlefield
long ago. He can’t stay in the wind for long — he catches a cold
because of that injury. I’ve heard that a Snow-Ferret Xuan Beast’s
fur can prevent a person from catching a cold. So, I plan to hunt down a
Snow-Ferret on this trip. I wish to give it to my grandfather on his
birthday in order to show my love.”
[This little girl thinks that a snow-ferret is just waiting there for her
to come for it. She thinks she can just go and grab it…]
Jun Mo Xie nearly fainted. “Sister, good lady… do you think that a
Snow-Ferret Xuan Beast is a domestic kitten? …That you can just grab
it? That thing is much higher in level than your iron winged panther.
They are at least level eight Xuan Beasts. And not just in name only. In
fact, level eight is also a conservative estimate… In other words, it
can evolve. Do you understand?”
She had been gentler these days. So, Jun Mo Xie had forgotten about her
domineering nature. But, it seemed that she had reverted back to her old
ways. …Someone had rightly said — it’s easy to change a country,
but it’s hard to change one’s essential nature!
“What’s so difficult about it? Isn’t it just a little snow-ferret?
What’s the big deal?” the little girl waved her hand and cried out. She
didn’t take Jun Mo Xie seriously. Then, her eyes changed directions as
she lowered her head and implored, “Brother Mo Xie, you can spare one
horse for me? Right?”
“I can’t! I won’t even discuss this!” Jun Mo Xie was surprisingly
resolute as he denied her. [You think I don’t have spare horses?
Won’t your annoying Dugu Family skin me if something were to happen to
you? I’m no gentleman. It will be very troublesome if something happens
along the journey ah.]
“Brother Mo Xie, I beseech you!” Dugu Xiao Yi caught his arm, and looked
at him in a frail and lovable manner.
“Out of the question! It’s no use to tempt me!” Jun Mo Xie snorted.
Then, he thought of something and added, “Tempting a Jun Man has never
been of any use.”
“You think you can be pleased with yourself?” Dugu Xiao Yi snorted, spat
and stuck her tongue out. “Humph! I’ll just go with my elder brothers if
you won’t take me! You think I need your charity? You think I can’t go
to Tian Fa if you refuse to take me along?”
“Do as you wish!” Jun Mo Xie spread his arms, “I’m fine with everything
as long as I don’t have to take you! If your three elder brothers are
willing to take you — they’ve saved me! They’ll have my thanks for
sharing the burden!”
1) The original text had an old Chinese proverb. “Even if you’ve never
eaten pork, surely, you’ve seen a pig run?” This proverb means that
“Don’t you know anything?” We’ve gone with the literal meaning of the
proverb since it was repeatedly used in the text, and would’ve been
very difficult to interpret unless you’re aware of its true meaning and