Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-405
Jun Wu Yi and the commander of the Southern Heaven City’s defenses —
Wan Wu Yan — earnestly bid farewell to each other. In fact, it seemed
as if they were reluctant to part since these two had hit it off like
they were old friends.
“Third General Jun, this Wan Wu Yan appreciates your kindness. However,
the people of this Southern Heaven City have suffered the same fate as my
Wan Family for many years. So, my family would be loath to leave.
Besides, it is possible that the taxes might increase if I leave. So,
wouldn’t it be tough for the Southern Heavenly City’s elderly if I
leave? I’m content to guard this city till I die!” Jun Wu Yi had
proposed he would petition for Wan Wu Yan to be transferred to him at a
later date. However, Wan Wu Yan had flatly refused without any hesitation.
“I won’t put this proposal forward if that’s the case. Moreover, this
Wu Yi will try his hardest to ensure that General Wan Wu Yan retains his
position as the commander of this city’s defenses if the Ministry of
War ever decides to transfer you!” Jun Wu Yi cupped his hands and
spoke-up in a profound manner.
“Many thanks, Third General Jun!” Wan Wu Yan was overjoyed. He cupped his
fists as he stood up and said in a solemn manner, “This Wu Yan can’t
accompany the Supreme Commander unhindered throughout the world. It’s a
matter of real pity. But, I have no regrets. I only hope that the Supreme
Commander’s heroics spread far and wide like the wind. And, may he
accomplish great fame and glory! May my Tian Xiang conquer all! Take
care, Supreme Commander. We shall meet again!”
The two men made their salutations in a heavy manner since they were
reluctant to part. The sound of the hoof-beats rose like a whirlwind.
They started slowly, but they quickly sped up and formed a powerful
torrent of steel. The army’s fluttering banners made whistling sounds
against the autumn wind as they moved. This might army had set on its
Tiang Xiang’s army moved in a long and snaking formation. It
surprisingly maintained good order as it flew northwards to mark its
Not a single regular soldier had been lost in that battle at Southern
Heaven City. Everyone had come prepared for bloodshed. And, all of them
had readied themselves to sacrifice their lives. Therefore, everyone was
overjoyed at this time.
Everyone had thought that going to this battle had meant a certain death.
A soldier’s career is one of blood and steel. Orders are like
mountains, and death isn’t to be feared. However, all men have a fear
of death. Even the most ferocious of soldiers aren’t an exception to
this. Any man would feel sorrow when the thought of his death would cross
his mind. Moreover, this army had been sent to face a force that could
wipe out an army ten-times-stronger!
However, no one had thought that the infamous, powerful, and lethal Xuan
Beast uprising would cause no great casualties to their numbers. Even the
opportunity to send troops from reserve force hadn’t arisen. In fact,
many hadn’t even suffered scratches. It could be regarded as a
‘strong start but weak finish’. And, the troops were now making their
return to the Capital. However, no one celebrated as they marched back.
In fact, it was like everyone had woken up from a nightmare. However,
everyone was happy since they were returning home. So, their strides were
long and brisk.
And, the Young Masters from the powerful houses who had been named by the
Emperor to participate in this war were also feeling like they had
escaped death. Moreover, their party had also lost only a few guards.
They had journeyed out for the first time. Yet, it seemed that they had
made a huge contribution…
The three-hundred soldiers who had gone to battle also contained guards
from many powerful families. And, the surviving members from other
families were very dissatisfied with their Young Masters. But, they
couldn’t express it. [Young Master Jun will give two-hundred taels in
silver to each survivor from his guard. Moreover, he will look after the
families of those who had died in battle!]
[You must know that we’ve also come here for your sake… Otherwise,
who’d come to this area to throw away their life? Who wouldn’t wish
to stay home and hold his wife as he slept…?]
[Our devotion for our Young Master would’ve been better rewarded by
others… perhaps even strangers!]
[There is a genuine disparity between these men!]
However, these negative emotions were completely lost on the various
Young Masters since they were in an excited state of mind. Anyway, they
wouldn’t have bothered even if they had noted those feelings…
After all, these Young Masters had grown up in extreme luxury, and an
environment of constant self-importance. Moreover, they had known that
their chances of survival in this battle had been nine-to-one in the
beginning. And, this had left them to feel wronged and gloomy… [Why are
some brothers enjoying a comfortable life at home while we were sent here
to risk our lives? Which one us doesn’t have an influential father?
Which one of us wasn’t raised by a caring mother? So, why are we
worthless dirt while those other Young Masters were treated as precious
Moreover, some news had come through from the Capital. And, it had said
that each powerful family was facing turbulence due to the internal
contest for seeking the next heirs to the position of the Family’s
Lord. Furthermore, the rumor had said that the Young Masters who had been
sent to battle had already been renounced. In fact, they hadn’t even
One or two people had guessed that this news was perhaps false. But, what
would happen when a hundred people said that it wasn’t? Therefore,
everyone had started to believe it soon-enough…
And, this had left the many Young Masters who had gone to war extremely
[You piles of trash can stay at home comfortably. Yet, you still receive
the nomination for the seat of the family’s Lord. We go to wars and
face grave dangers on the other hand. However, even our very nominations
are cancelled despite everything?!]
[You’re trash! We’re heroes!]
[This glory has come in-exchange of following orders! We didn’t take to
the battlefield. But, that was because we had no opportunity! But, this
doesn’t mean that we didn’t try hard-enough. In any case, we were at
the battle! And, that too at the cost of our life…!]
[We are coming back! And, with an outstanding military service to back
Therefore, the Young Masters of the various families had turned into
fighting-cocks. Moreover, their fighting spirits seemed very high. In
fact, the eyes of each one of them shone and produced a cold killing
intention which couldn’t be subdued. And, this killing intention was
obviously directed towards their families… particularly towards their
brothers who had reaped without sowing. So, they gnashed their teeth and
prepared themselves for the fight.
One could imagine that these young men would be like a pack of crazed
red-eyed wolves when they’d return to the Tian Xiang City. They would
show no quarter to those in their families who had schemed to covet the
family’s top seat.
They would launch an unending and ceaseless struggle for power.
However, they were completely unaware that their brothers in the Capital
had been in a state of panic ever since the news of the army’s
safe-and-triumphant return had reached the city. This news hadn’t even
subsided when everyone had started to heap glory on the Young Masters who
had gone to war. People had obviously started to say that those Young
Masters would be the ideal heirs to the family’s top position once
they’d returned. In fact, it didn’t even matter if they had genuinely
taken to the field or not. They had done an outstanding military service
since they had put their life at risk by participating. And, this
illustrated the problem rather clearly…
Therefore, the Young Masters who were left behind were also prepared and
waiting…. for the battle! [Those damn brothers of ours didn’t die.
And, they are now returning!] There would inevitably be a conflict
between opposing factions. And, this would give rise to a civil war
within the families!
Both sides were already ready and waiting for war. They were separated by
thousands of kilometers, yet they were already battle-ready. [Are you
ready? …I’m ready! Who is scared of you?!]
Obviously, there were some exceptions to such matters. Not every
family’s Young Masters were like this. The Dugu Family, and the Li
Family were two such examples apart from the family which had profited
the most from this war… And, that family was obviously the Jun Family!
However, the Third Master Jun Wu Yi and his family members were still in
the most serious frame of mind. In fact, they were even more serious than
the Young Masters who were chasing after the power of their family’s
The thing that had happened between Jun Mo Xie and Guan Qing Han had been
Jun Mo Xie would have to face an offensive torrent of slanderous rumors.
In fact, Jun Wu Yi reckoned that the first wave would surge so powerfully
that it couldn’t be controlled…
Jun Mo Xie was the crowned debauchee of the Tian Xiang City, and no one
could stand him. Moreover, he had offended the great scholars during the
Scholarly Feast. And, it was important to know that those scholars had
huge influence inside the city. In fact, many in the Imperial Censor
Board had come from their ranks…
The Young Master Jun was in an official military position. And, any
promiscuous behavior within that capacity was strictly prohibited. And,
ignoring this rule was extremely dangerous. So, it would be hard to offer
an excuse even though the war had ended at the time of the incident.
Moreover, Guan Qing Han and Dugu Xiao Yi weren’t a part of the army. In
fact, it could be said that even the Supreme Commander Jun couldn’t
escape censure in light of the strict military provisions. So, what
chances did Jun Mo Xie hold…?
Moreover, the rules regarding male-female relationship were very strict.
And, Jun Mo Xie had violated his elder brother’s wife. So, the justice
for that crime would obviously be very harsh. How could they allow Jun Mo
Xie to be at ease with so many grounds on their hands? Moreover, the Jun
Family had delivered many outstanding military leaders. However, it was
important to note that the Civil and Military leadership had always stood
against each other. In fact, they had never been to each other’s
liking. And, this was a rare and huge opportunity to attack. So, no one
knew how this matter would turn out. However, things didn’t seem very
optimistic from the outset…
Moreover, Jun Wu Yi had determined that the news of the scandal had
already been passed-on to the Capital. He had given a closed-lips order.
But, there were many spies and informers in the army. And, these people
belonged to other families as well as the Imperial Court. So, why would
they privately follow his orders? Therefore, it could be presumed that
many people in the Capital were already preparing to make attacks of
Therefore, the victorious and glorious Supreme Commander Jun Wu Yi was
quite concerned at this time. In fact, he had been frowning the entire
journey. His nephew was a brilliant and divine talent. But, how would he
remain unruffled in the face of the tongues of men throughout the world?
Moreover, how could the delicate Guan Qing Han survive these stormy seas?
[The accumulated hatred could rise as high as a mountain if all the
enemies of the Jun Family team-up and launch attacks on us. In fact,
I’m certain that they won’t miss such a good opportunity.] The more
Jun Wu Yi thought about it… the sadder he became.
However, Jun Mo Xie had managed to remain calm throughout. It didn’t
even seem like he wasn’t on the eve of facing an earth-shattering
offensive of public opinion. In fact, there wasn’t a strand of
botheration in his eyes. He was very relaxed. In fact, he had even used
the remaining of his personal guards to act as vanguard once again…
Jun Mo Xie’s objective was simple. [My teams won’t walk on the main
road on this return journey from the Southern Heaven City. Moreover, we
won’t leave a single bandit on this road. All of them should be
eliminated. Kill as many as you can find. The more… the better! But,
don’t touch the innocent. We will sweep-clean the entire route on our
way to Tian Xiang as we return!]
The Young Master Jun would often separate from his guards. He would even
follow after Guan Qing Han in a mischievous manner during the day time.
And, sometimes he would listen to Dugu Xiao Yi as she’d brag. However,
no one would be able to spot his shadow after nightfall. So, no one knew
what this brat was up to after nightfall…
No major incident had happened throughout the journey. However, there had
been some strange occurrences. The weapons of every Young Master’s
soldiers were being stolen every night. And, it was extremely strange
that those weapons were being stolen without a trace. In fact, it seemed
that they had vanished into thin air. But, these weapons weren’t a part
of the military’s stock. So, the military didn’t care about these
incidents even if they were being stolen. And, they merely recorded each
and every theft… nothing more. However, it would’ve been a major
event if the army’s weapons had been stolen…
They would put these incidents on record every day. And, they would even
assign a team of men to guard these weapons every night. However, the
thefts continued to happen every night. And, any efforts made in defense
would go in vain. In fact, they never even found a shadow out of place!
In fact, the guards had begun to lose their mind over this matter as time
passed… [Damn it! This guy loves to steal stuff. And, it doesn’t seem
like we’ll be able to catch him. I don’t care what he loves to do as
long as he doesn’t steal away my skull! It’s not like they were some
divine weapons anyway! So, forget about them now that they are gone…]