Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-320
“First, we must find an area between the mountains and a stream. We’ll
set up camp there. We will wait for the main forces to arrive. Then, we
will journey onwards with them,” Jun Mo Xie gave the order
unenthusiastically. They were about to go to the Xue Hun Manor. And, Jun
Mo Xie wasn’t going to act a fool and look for the tyrannical enemy on
[We may still face bad luck. But, at least all the influential families
will face it together in that case.]
The Young Master Jun would try to get some small advantages in secret if
the conditions were to permit. After all, he didn’t harbor a favorable
impression of the Xue Hun Manor due to the past events. He wouldn’t
even grieve if every member of the Xue Hun Manor were to die.
Moreover… the Xuan Beast uprising had gone out of control by this time.
However, it had still been instigated by the Young Master Jun. Therefore,
Tian Fa’s Xuan Beasts were fighting for Jun Mo Xie by any
interpretation. If not… they were at least his allies.
Wang Dong sent eight people in eight different directions to look for a
suitable place to set up camp, and the men eventually found such a place.
Jun Mo Xie, Guan Qing Han and Dugu Xiao Yi immediately picked their spots.
The place was a small hillside.
There was open land in front of the hillside. It was surrounded by dense
woods. There was a turning corner nearby. There was single official road
at this bend. They would be able to keep an eye on all developments in
the vicinity if they were to place scouts at that spot.
A ‘gurgling’ sound could be heard from behind the hill; it was
similar to the sound that was made when one made dumplings. One would see
a medium-sized stream on taking a detour. It meandered as it came down.
The stream was clear, and its bottom could also be seen. And
unexpectedly, there was a clear pool downstream. It wasn’t too far
away; it was just after a bend downstream.
Dugu Xiao Yi and Guan Qing Han became somewhat excited when they saw this.
Women love cleanliness. These two had been travelling this route for such
a long time. So, they were very exhausted. How could they ever have an
appropriate opportunity to clean themselves? They could only wash
themselves if they managed to stumble across a wild mountain stream at
night. But, that was nothing like their family homes’ large baths.
However, they had finally seen a very satisfactory sight in the form of
that clear pool. Dugu Xiao Yi’s body started to itch at the sight of
Guan Qing Han also found the pool very promising. However, she controlled
her itch for a thought. She understood her younger Brother-in-law’s
character very clearly. [Won’t he try to peek if I went into the pool
with Xiao Yi? I need to think of a method which would ensure that he
won’t be able to. Wouldn’t I die of shame otherwise?]
Jun Mo Xie coughed in a dignified manner after he looked at the pool. He
then turned his head to look somewhere else and pretended that he
hadn’t notice it.
Jun Mo Xie had seen many teams of Xuan experts ‘whistle’ past him
over the course of this journey. These people were rushing towards Tian
Fa. However, he had noticed that these people were identical in terms of
their attitude towards him. They would either look towards Jun Mo Xie’s
team in disdain, and or would just pass by after glancing at them.
It was clear that the Army didn’t have any importance in the minds of
these Xuan experts. So, they obviously cared even lesser for Jun Mo Xie.
However, they had witnessed a decreasing number of coincidental
encounters with those Xuan experts in the past few days. The road had
become increasingly deserted.
Three roads forked-out at a junction outside the sparse woods. These
roads seemed very long. Each road looked empty and deserted. The sky
above this territory was far bluer than the one in the cities.
The 200+ guards began setting up camp. Jun Mo Xie along with Guan Qing
Han and the some others proceeded to the mouth of the valley in order to
avoid the fiery construction scene.
They had gone out to breathe-in the fresh air. Jun Mo Xie and the two
extremely beautiful women were closely followed by four others. They were
the Heaven Destroyer Team and the Spirit Devourer Team’s deputy leaders.
Jun Mo Xie let out a long sigh. He felt a spacious and empty void around
him. The sky had also become increasingly silent. The insects and cicadas
were chirping around the woods. Jun Mo Xie seemed to be in a pensive
state of mind. His mind seemed to be in chaos, yet seemingly in a
tranquil state. His thoughts were complex yet simple. He eventually
couldn’t help but raise a perplexing thought.
Even a moment’s perplex can be sufficient to become a fatal mistake for
an assassin. Even a top-notch assassin like Jun Mo Xie isn’t an
exception to this fact. However, Jun Mo Xie was a complete loss at this
time. Moreover, this state of mind had lasted a decent length of time.
[Nature makes man. My spirit and soul don’t belong to the world they
have been brought to. It has been nearly half-a-year since my spirit has
come here. Each day has been a struggle; just the way it used to be in my
previous life. I’ve been using my mind a lot more. But, my limbs
haven’t been exercised that much. I’ve played the fool a lot, but I
haven’t used my iron-blooded methods much.]
[Half-a-years’ time has passed-by so quickly. I’ve been immersed in
these boring matters. But, for what reason have I come to this world?]
[Is it to conquer this world? Is it to remain a nobleman throughout the
ages? Or perhaps it’s for living free and unfettered? …for what
purpose have I been sent here?]
Jun Mo Xie put his hands behind his back, and started to walk forward;
neither too fast, nor too slow. However, it was an astonishing sight in
the eyes of the six people! Jun Mo Xie’s previous licentious and greasy
debauchee-like appearance had been swept aside. The individual’s
temperament and innate character had been transformed. He seemed like a
hermit who had transcended the earthly characteristics. It was obvious
that he was walking on firm and solid land. But, those who watched him
felt as if he was walking to another time and space with each of his
That other time, and that other space… was a profound mystery to those
The others felt a very unfathomable feeling at that time; [this person
can’t be considered of this world. In fact, he never ought to be of
this world.] This particular feeling was obviously very absurd to their
perceptions. However, it still existed.
He walked forward step by step. However, it seemed that everything in
that world — the people besides him… the ground beneath his feet…
the trees on his sides, and the dust in the air… weren’t meant for
him. It was evident that nothing in that world had anything to do with
Everything still existed in harmony. However, one thing seemed in discord
with the world. And, it was that one living individual in front of their
He seemed like the only independent existence between the heaven and
earth. He didn’t intermingle with the living things; nor could he ever
blend in. It seemed that this one individual — Jun Mo Xie — was all
alone in his own little world.
This wasn’t a feeling of loneliness that’s felt by those at the top.
Rather… it was one of detachment. Moreover… there was an extremely
desolate air to it.
He had transcended beyond everything. He was independent from the living
world. However, he could still intervene in it.
[I’m not of this world, but I exist in this world. This world is not
mine, but I will die in this world.]
Guan Qing Han and Dugu Xiao Yi had forgotten about walking. They just
foolishly stared at the image of that person in front of them. The both
of them had the same thought; [are these his true colors…?]
Dugu Xiao Yi couldn’t help an urge of walking to Jun Mo Xie, and
talking to him. However, she got scared away by that strange feeling that
came from him. Guan Qing Han had also pulled her back, and had stopped
her from opening her mouth.
Guan Qing Han didn’t know what was happening with Jun Mo Xie. She
didn’t know why things had suddenly become such. However, she had a
keenly sensed that Jun Mo Xie shouldn’t be disturbed at that moment.
She was aware that even a little sound could interrupt his unusual stupor.
Then, there was a shout…
Jun Mo Xie let out a very long breath as he stopped in his footsteps. He
then put his hands behind his back, and looked up at the heavens. He
stared at a white cloud for a long time. Then, the Young Master smiled
bitterly, and shook his head. And then, he remained standing in a calm
and quiet manner — only to find that the thoughts in his mind had
become ordered, clear and bright.
[There will be no desires if there’s no thought. Nothing is permanent
in this world.]
It seemed like an individual had awoken from a dream, and was back to
reality now. Jun Mo Xie distinctly felt his spiritual strength increase
by a huge margin. However, he still wasn’t able to break through his
bottleneck. It seemed that there was a faint and thin layer of mist in
front of his eyes. This layer of mist separated him from the next level.
It was unclear and hazy. However, his spiritual abilities would enhance
by leaps and bounds if he were able to break through that.
And… Jun Mo Xie could vaguely feel the source of that obstruction.
It came from his heart.
“Mo Xie… you… what were you thinking just a moment ago…?” Guan Qing
Han’s voice seemed cold and clear; just as before. However, Jun Mo Xie
could make out that her voice was filled with a lot of concern and care.
Guan Qing Han was very intelligent. She could sense that Jun Mo Xie had
suddenly sunk into a spiritual realm. And, she had also felt that he was
at a very important juncture of an unexpected break through. So, she
watched as he seemingly remained immersed in that spiritual realm. She
watched him for some time. However, she felt that he suddenly started to
seem like someone who had been on the verge of gaining immortality, but
had been struck down to the mundane world of mortals. She could
distinctly feel the difference in him. So, she couldn’t help herself,
“Just a moment ago… I was thinking…” Jun Mo Xie still seemed
absentminded. It seemed like one of his feet had remained stuck in the
fantastical spiritual realm. He said, “What am I to do in this life? Or
perhaps, why did I get this life? What is my goal? What can I do? What am
I to achieve?”
“Goal?” Guan Qing Han asked hesitantly before she continued, “It isn’t
necessary for every living person to have a goal, is it?” However, she
asked herself in her thoughts; [what about me? Why am I alive? What’s
my goal here?]
Guan Qing Han suddenly felt overwhelmingly listless. [My younger
brother-in-law must have a goal. However, I? Do I have the qualification
to pursue my goals? Do I have this qualification?]
“Yes. Everyone should have goals. Everyone should have them. I used to
have a notion. I wanted to use my strength to make the world a brighter
place. I wanted to kill and slaughter to rectify the world’s filth. I
hoped that it would bring the world to the peace and prosperity I desired
for it. I didn’t wish to see things that seemed unjust to my eyes…”
Jun Mo Xie smiled bitterly as he spoke.
“I’ve never paid attention to other people. I’ve only followed my own
methods, and I’ve done what I feel like doing in any give circumstance.
I’ve always gone my own way. I didn’t change even when I knew that
it’s inadequate and I’m striving fruitlessly… However, I’m at a
loss after I’ve come here. I’m at a complete loss…”
Guan Qing Han naturally didn’t know what Jun Mo Xie meant by “striving
fruitlessly”. And, she understood what he meant by “coming here” even
less. However, she listened to Jun Mo Xie speak, and came to the
conclusion that he felt extremely lonely.
This made her as calm as still-water. However, she felt a dull ache in
the innermost part of her heart.
It was like watching warrior with a “never say die” attitude in a state
where he had expended the entirety of his energy and skill — only to
face that harsh truth that his enemy was spread across the entire
world… and that it would be eternally beyond his ability to defeat and
destroy his enemy.
He had persevered with his conduct throughout his life. But, he had
merely overrated himself and had attempted to do something impossible in
reality. It was a sort of desolation, helplessness, un-reconciliation and
frustration that couldn’t be described in words.
Guan Qing Han thought for a while. She then said in soft and comforting
tone, “Man has but one life; grass has but one spring. Who can say what
the purpose of one’s life is? It’s very difficult to say. Now that we
are talking about it… we women are only to assist our husbands and take
care of his children; day after day… years after years… no matter how
we age. However, we don’t feel any disappointment. I’m certain that
most women in this world are like this. And, this kind of dull and rigid
lifestyle makes countless women happy and satisfied. As for men…
especially those who have power, strength and ability… they strive for
their honor, fame and success. Each one of them strives to be brave and
fierce. Even mediocre and ordinary people try very hard for their food
and clothing. It’s what they call ‘Man eats man…”
She didn’t realize that Jun Mo Xie had turned around and approached
closer as she was speaking this. His eyes shone like the full moon as he
looked at her. However, those eyes didn’t have a frivolous or a stunned
look in them. They seemed deep, tranquil and thoughtful. His expression
was profoundly pensive.
Not many women in such a feudal society could see things as clearly as
Guan Qing Han could. This had left him very astonished.
“Most men in this world work too hard. And, it’s genuinely not worth
it,” Guan Qing Han had a perplexed look in her eyes. But, her eyes also
seemed to be full of tough resolve, and a bit of contempt. It seemed that
the question that — ‘what men are supposed to do’ — was even
something that she considered worth mentioning.
“So, what do you think everything on this earth is for? Perhaps, you can
tell me what are we supposed to do in this world?” Jun Mo Xie asked as he
continued to ponder.
“I don’t know the purpose of others. Nor am I qualified-enough to
represent them. But, I do know myself,” Guan Qing Han slowly spoke. Her
eyes shone brilliantly. “I, Guan Qing Han, am just a feeble woman. As for
this man’s world… I’m not even qualified to be a good wife… So,
what I’m looking for in this moment… is just peace of mind… and
that will be sufficient for me. ”
[Yes. I Guan Qing Han only seek true peace of mind.]
[I had been engaged to Jun Mo You for my family’s sake. I had never met
him before. But, I did it for the sake of my family… for the sake of my
parents. I had no other choice.]
[And, I was willing to pay this price for my parents and family.]
[Therefore, my heart was at peace.]
[I had met Jun Mo You only twice in all that time. My emotions were never
worthy of a mention in this regard… But, I had known that he was a
great man, and that he would be a great husband. Moreover, I had already
been betrothed to him. So, I had to accept my fate…]
[And then, when Mo You died in battle… I thought that such a good man
was worth grieving for.]
[Therefore, I was willing to grieve for Jun Mo You — the Empire’s
hero. I decided to live with the Jun Family as a widow, and left my
family disheartened. However, Jun Mo You’s heroic spirit was far more
important to me. I would feel unworthy in my conscience if I were to
revoke my vows to him.]
[And the fact is… my choice was right. I was lonely at the time… very
[But, my heart was at peace.]
[And now, I haven’t hesitated to go to Tian Fa with this weak body to
ensure that Jun Mo Xie and Third Uncle return home safely. I’m acutely
prepared for all difficulties. I won’t hesitate or spare any effort to
ensure that this uncle-nephew duo safely return home to the north.]
[I’m prepared to sacrifice my life for the sake of these two people.]
[And, my heart is at peace with this as well.]
[I have no other demands! That’s all!]
[The Jun Family has treated me justly… like I were their own flesh and
blood. So, wouldn’t I be worse than a beast if I were to helplessly
watch as Jun Mo Xie and Uncle Jun Wu Yi died because of me?]
There was also an additional secret reason… Jun Mo Xie seemed to have a
lot of affection for her. She used to be cold towards him in the past,
and hadn’t cared about his feelings. However, she had recently been
letting her guard down, and had been ignoring the warning signs. This was
especially true since the time when Jun Mo Xie had helped her improve her
Xuan Qi cultivation. There had been an indistinct skin contact between
them at that time. That feeling had been returning to Guan Qing Han every
night. It had gotten even worse recently. And, this had left her in
[Therefore, it’s better to go to Tian Fa. My death will solve all
problems. It will solve my quarrels with this mortal life. I can repay
the Jun Family’s great kindness with my life. It will also rid my
younger brother-in-law of his infatuation with me.]
[This will solve everything, and my heart will remain at peace.]
[The Jun Family’s honor will remain intact, and the Guan family’s
honor won’t be tainted. The two families’ reputation won’t be
affected. As for me… I needn’t think about it.]
“Good! You spoke well! You spoke very well! Ha ha ha…” Jun Mo Xie
suddenly started to laugh. “Only seek for the heart to be at peace! Only
seek to have no quarrels in one’s conscience! People often say that a
peaceful heart can find justice in this world. But, who could’ve
imagined that a peaceful heart is the justice of this world!”
“Killing a person is okay. Saving a person is okay. One shall not have to
carry a heavy burden in this mortal life as long as one’s heart is at
peace. I, Jun Mo Xie, won’t work for my country or its people. I will
work for my heart. I will only work for my heart to be at peace!
Everything has to do with one’s heart! What’s the need to think too
much over it? What of the country’s prosperity? What of worldly
affairs? That is nonsense; nothing else!
“Therefore, I will live my life my way! I will be unrestrained; I will be
unfettered! No one can influence my thoughts! No one can control my
actions! The world may slander me or praises me… it may even be
indifferent to me… how would that make any difference to me? My heart
will be at peace as long as I walk this world by following my path! I
only seek to have a peaceful heart and an indomitable spirit! And, that
will be sufficient for this life!”
Jun Mo Xie burst into laughter. Guan Qing Han had unintentionally
untangled his conundrum.
The Young Master Jun was very happy. However, Dugu Xiao Yi and Guan Qing
Han were shocked. And, the deputy leaders of the Heaven Destroyer Team
and the Spirit Devourer Team — those four men who still stood behind
the two ladies — could clearly see the change in Jun Mo Xie.
Jun Mo Xie had undergone an astonishing transformation in front of their
He had gone from being a showy licentious and debauchee of a Young Master
— to a very able hermit. This change was no doubt exceptional and
lofty. However, another exceptional and lofty transformation had taken
place with him. And, this transformation too had made him transcend
ordinary men. In fact, it had transformed him into an extremely cold
He resembled a sword that had been unsheathed from its scabbard. This
sharp sword stood proud between the heaven and earth. It seemed that he
could reflect a great amount of radiance. The heaven and earth were vast.
However, it seemed that they could never restrain him.
That indescribable sense of confusion had been swept away from his mind.
He could distinctly feel the formless Spiritual Energy of his mind rise
by leaps and bounds.
He was completely integrated with the world, but he wasn’t confined to
[How can I be happy with the status quo in this life? How can I sleep
stranded under this heaven?]
[I will pass unhindered through the world! I will hold a great sword, and
the world will ask, “Who is that hero who scales to such heights?”]
[I don’t wish to conquer the world. But, no one in this world will ever
think of telling me what to do! They won’t even dream of messing with
me, or my family!]
[My goal is finally clear to me!]
[I want my Jun Family to become an existence that far surpasses the
Silver Blizzard City and the Xue Hun Manor! I want it to become a family
which sits at the highest levels in this world!]
[Even the Emperor or the Great Masters wouldn’t be able to look at its
[And, this is bound to require a flood of blood.]
[However, my heart is at peace!]
[This will be the direction of my life’s efforts! I… will have no
The corners of Jun Mo Xie’s mouth became crooked as he smiled in a cold
manner. Then, he softly said, “Then, my journey of slaughter begins with
Tian Fa!” A cold and extremely powerful murderous aura suddenly burst-out
from his body, and spiraled towards the heavens.
That unparalleled murderous aura raged-about, and made the sleeves of his
six companions flutter. It was late autumn, and the withering leaves were
already at death’s door. They started to flutter-about due to his
sky-high murderous aura. Then, they left their branches and circled down
in the wind as they dropped.
The scene resembled an all-encompassing yellow rain.
A number of small birds left the trees. Their wings flapped a couple
times before they suddenly came across that dense murderous aura. They
then tweeted mournfully for a while as they dropped to the ground.
The shadows of three individuals were quickly flitting through the wooded
mountains in the distance. However, they immediately stopped after they
had looked at this scene. One of them spoke in a serious tone, “This is a
very frightening murderous aura. Who’s behind this?”
The two men besides him wore a cautious expression as they looked into
the distance. Then, one of them contemplated out loud, “Could it be that
Chu Qi Hun has finally arrived?”
“It’s not necessarily true. It’s true that Chu Qi Hun’s murderous
aura is very powerful. However, it is sharp, acute and concentrated. So,
it advances in front of his body — in the same direction as him.
However, this person’s aura is extremely overwhelming. It even blots
out the heavens. These two auras are completely different. So, I can tell
that this individual isn’t Chu Qi Hun! However, this person’s
murderous aura is no less than the Great Assassin Chu Qi Hun’s. In
fact, it may even surpass his’!”
“No matter who it is… let’s take a look!” The other person suggested,
“We three possess great powers. We shouldn’t necessarily be scared of
this guy… even if it is the Great Assassin Chu Qi Hun!”
“Good!” The black bearded middle aged man contemplated and replied in a
heroic and resolute manner, “Good! We are the three swords of Dong Fang.
So, why should we be afraid? Even if it’s Chu Qi Hun… what reason do
we have to fear?”
“That’s right Elder Brother. I heard that the Jun Family’s Third
Commander will be arriving here. Shouldn’t we…” a short but stout
“No! That matter still gnaws at mother’s mind! Moreover, he had gotten
injured, and his meridians were also destroyed. So, why should we mess
with the Jun Family? The Little Sister has also been in a coma for the
last ten years. So, why should we bother? Is it any of our business if
Jun Wu Yi has the skill to return alive, or dies trying here?” The black
bearded middle-aged man’s eyebrows shot up as he spoke angrily.
“However, even so… Jun Mo Xie is our nephew. He is related to us by
blood! Mother had said those words to you… but, aren’t you concerned
with his fate?” the short and stout middle-aged man asked in defiance.
“That’s a sin!” The black bearded middle-aged man sighed deeply. He
then spoke resolutely, “I won’t allow anyone to harm Jun Mo Xie. And,
I’m aware that Jun Wu Yi is a good man. He has courage and moral
integrity. But, our younger sister, brother-in-law, and our two nephews
wouldn’t have died if it weren’t for him. So, we won’t discuss this
The man sighed as he spoke. Then, the three men changed directions, and
shot forwards like meteors. They advanced towards the direction of that
murderous aura’s source.