Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-439
The dimmed and aged eyes of Li Shang also livened up. Nobody moved for a
long time. However, a huge cloud of smoke had gathered inside the room.
The three individuals lifted the curtains after some time, and rushed out
of the room. A massive plume of smoke soared into the sky. It was
presumed as if something had been set ablaze. Consequently, the sound of
alarms rang out in the household. And, the guards started to arrive with
buckets of water…
Li You Ran coughed a few times before he returned to normal. However, he
continued to watch the rising smoke in silence.
Li Shang took the letter which had been delivered by the eagle. He read
it very carefully from the start to finish. And, his complexion became
very serious as a result. Grand Preceptor Li lifted his head after a long
time, and looked at that dark cloud of black smoke as it hovered above.
He let out a very lengthy sigh and muttered, “I tried to overestimate him
as much as possible… But, I was underestimating him very greatly this
entire time. Oh Heavens… there’s bound to be a change…”
Li You Ran’s expression also became unsightly as he muttered, “He fought
four Spirit Xuan experts… fought four Spirit Xuan experts,” This
usually calm Young Master You Ran had suddenly lost his mind…
Each powerful family also received this news from their own intelligence
networks; the Royal Family was no exception either. The wordings of their
respective letters were slightly different. However, the information
contained was virtually the same…
Consequently, Tian Xiang City witnessed yet another earthquake!
It was earth shattering, world-shaking! In fact, it was something which
could turn the world on its head!
Jun Mo Xie has caused an earthquake when that news about his affair with
his elder sister-in-law had spread. And, these vibrations hadn’t even
settled yet. In fact, people with ambitions were still trying to spread
the flames in order to increase its effect… Consequently, the response
to it was also increasing. And, the voices of insult were getting
Over half of the people in Tian Xiang were waiting for that shameless
hoodlum to return so that they could shame him. In fact, they had planned
to curse him to death. Moreover, they were certain that they would drown
him in their spit if he didn’t die from their cursing…
Jun Mo Xie’s present reputation in the city was even worse than the one
that had stained his name before he had come to this world. In fact, it
had become synonymous with words like dirty, shameless, contemptible,
lowly, and despicable. And, the same effect had spread to Guan Qing Han’s
name due to her relation with him. The talk of this adulterous couple had
spread to every corner of the city… whether it was the teahouses… or
the taverns. And, they were being cursed everywhere!
It had to be said that the civil officials had been able to make their
campaign work in a very effective manner. After all, they knew that the
common people didn’t know the truth. Thus, they had found it easy to
instigate the masses. It went without saying that such a thing wasn’t
acceptable to anyone in this era. Consequently, those scholars were
successful in changing the entire city into an ocean of abuse for Jun Mo
They were sure that they would overwhelm him in a sea of clamor as long
as he entered the Tian Xiang City. The Young Master could turn a deaf ear
to this abuse. However, could Guan Qing Han do it as well? Could she
endure such an embarrassing situation?
However, they heard the latest astonishing news now. And, it was like a
bomb explosion to their ears… or maybe even like the incineration of a
nuclear bomb! And so, it caused an even greater ruckus. Anyone who heard
this news had the same reaction — they were stupefied and dumbstruck.
In fact, it was like they had been struck by lightning… They simply
couldn’t believe it!
Some groups of scholars and officials weren’t ready to believe it.
However, there were many who felt like they had picked a boulder, and had
dropped it on their own foot…
[Young Master Jun is so fierce? How can he be so fierce?]
[A lone man fought four Spirit Xuan experts…. and won an overwhelming
victory?! Damn!] Everyone knew what kind of people these Spirit Xuan
experts were. So, everyone felt a slight chill in their hearts. [How is
one man who is able to fight four Spirit Xuans not be on the same level
as the Great Masters? How could he not be unrivalled? Couldn’t one say
that the Jun Family has become an existence that is on par with the
Silver Blizzard City…? Or maybe even higher… like an ultimate
existence of some kind…?]
[Would I shame such a terrifying power? Do I not love my life?] Then,
someone suddenly stood up and clarified the facts. These were the same
people who had spread the rumors yesterday. But, they were the ones who
were hurriedly standing up to clarify the facts today.
However, who could control the effect of the rumors once they were out?
It was like an old saying, “It’s much easier to put a damn on a river
than to stop a person’s mouth from flowing!” And, it was true! Moreover,
this kind of a rumor made for a strong flavor in gossip. And, such things
spread as fast as lightning…
Moreover, this wasn’t merely a gossip or rumor… It was mostly true!
It could be said that the people who had only imbibed scholarly text
could only know the literary differences between civil and military
matters. They could advocate the pros and cons of everything, and talk
about things that were better. They could talk about the Spirit Xuan
experts when it came to the topic. In fact, they could even talk of
higher powers. However, these Xuan experts were nothing more than a
knight-errant to the eyes of these scholars…
They believed that even the legendary warriors were subject to the law of
the land. After all, there would be utter chaos if there weren’t any
laws. Therefore, these men didn’t believe that there were people who
could stand beyond the imperial power, and couldn’t be constrained inside
this world. Consequently, the notion of someone being above the imperial
power after having attained a certain level of strength seemed even more
absurd to them…
After all, every piece of land and shore under the heaven belonged to the
The news about Jun Mo Xie killing these Spirit Xuan experts reached the
ears of Mei Gao Jie. However, the old man merely curled his lips and
snorted as he said, “The crimes that he has committed haven’t even been
judged yet, and his case has also been smeared with murder now. This
cruel, heartless, and pigheaded Jun Mo Xie should die to redeem for his
sins. This world won’t be peaceful until he dies.”
Case smeared with murder…? This amazing and world-shaking event was a
‘criminal case’ in the words of that old man. However, the Tian Xiang
City was like a brick of night-soil which was with scuttling maggots
under the heavy rainfall… Everything was in utter chaos!
Inside the royal palace…
The Emperor had been bitterly complaining to the Empress and the Princess
when he received this letter…
“You had said that this Jun Mo Xie would eventually calm down in time.
However, he first made a huge mess in the capital. And then, he patted
his buttocks and went off to the Southern Heaven City. And now, he has
done such a filthy thing over there. However, this is a good thing. This
would’ve merely been a matter for gossip if it had happened with someone
else. But, this has happened to Jun Mo Xie! And, this has created a
perfect opportunity to attack him. And, don’t forget how Jun Mo Xie had
insulted those great scholars some time ago. Moreover, he had done so in
front of the Emperor, his relatives, and the court officials! Besides,
that Old Man Jun also despises the government officials. Military and
bureaucracy have always been at odds with each other. In fact, they
probably will remain so forever. So, wouldn’t those scholars take this
chance to hit the Jun Family when they’re down…?” The Emperor’s face
was riddled with grievances. In fact, it seemed that his resentments had
arisen since his expectations hadn’t been met.
The Empress’s expression was extremely cold as she sat to the side. In
fact, it seemed as if she hadn’t even heard a single word. There was a
chance that she may have heard some of it. However, she didn’t have any
expression belying it. However, the Princess had a somewhat sad and
worried expression on her face. In fact, she was looking anxiously at her
father — the Emperor.
These things had been happening every once in a while inside the Palace
these days. And, the main reason for this was that the Emperor wanted to
use these opportunities as a pretext to try and talk to the Empress.
However, the thread of conversation had turned to Jun Mo Xie this time…
However, the outcome was the same as the others… The Empress would sit
cold-faced. In fact, she would be as calm and quiet as an ice sculpture.
And, the Emperor would eventually finish talking, sigh, and leave…
The Princess could remember her father pining after her mother like that
since ever. In fact, the Princess’s heart felt a lot of pity for her
father. After all, this had been the case for over ten years now. [How
does he get by his day? After all, Father is the ruler of an empire.
However, he has been fawning in a low voice over his wife in this manner
for ten years! Doesn’t this infatuation prove everything?]
[However, my mother hasn’t changed… even a bit.]
[Uncle Ye is pitiful, and Father is also very pitiful…] Princess Ling
Meng’s heart had deep sympathy for both these in-love men. She didn’t
know what she could do to make it well. Nor could she choose a side…
How long had this been going on for? The Emperor knew that it had been
going on for a very long time. In fact, it had been so long that he had
forgotten when it had started. But, the Empress still remembered it very
The Empress had treated her husband with the respect after their marriage
ceremony. However, the birth of Princess Ling Meng had left the Emperor
besides himself with joy. Consequently, he had drunk himself well, and
had said something which he should’ve never uttered in front of the
It was about the real reason behind the extermination of Ye Gu Han’s
This cold wall between husband and wife had been erected as a result.
And, it had continued to stand strong to this date. In fact, it hadn’t
even thawed ever since. And, perhaps it would never thaw in the future
This moment seemed no exception either. So, the Emperor finished talking,
and sighed as he looked at his wife’s reactionless face. In any case, it
would’ve been strange if she had reacted to his words of complain…
However, his efforts managed to exceed his expectations this time…
And, a strange thing happened!
“You needn’t speak of how everyone in the city is gossiping about Jun Mo
Xie. That matter is public knowledge! You were the one who sent him to
the Southern Heaven City to die. And, you’re acting innocent now…? Your
Revered Majesty, why do you always use such methods? Can’t you change
your methods?” the Empress slowly spoke-up.
The Emperor turned around like a whirlwind, “What did you say? Do you
know what you’re talking about?”
“Of course I know what I’m talking about. What I’m saying is… can you
not be so shameless? Don’t you think that this will affect your image as
the ruler of this nation? A real man acts courageously, and he takes
responsibility. Do you think you can be considered a real man now?” the
Empress spoke-up in a slow and clear manner.
The Emperor was astonished by this. [She would never say anything when I
would talk to her in the past. However, this quiet woman has suddenly
started to distort the right and wrong when I brought up Jun Mo Xie. In
fact, she is even cursing me so bitterly! This is the first time this has
happened in more than ten years! Why?]
She had been feeling guilty all those years, and she had wanted to redeem
herself… She would dream of going back to the days of her youth…
The Empress had always acted in a dignified and graceful manner. She had
never acted out in inflamed anger. In fact, she had never spoken so
sharply even when she had been unhappy. This was the first time since
that ‘incident of the past’ that she had behaved like this.
Princess Ling Meng’s expression became one of fright as she looked at her
father. Then, she looked towards her mother. She had long become
accustomed to that cold wall between her parents. In fact, she couldn’t
even imagine witnessing anything beyond that between these two.
Therefore, she was at a loss for a moment…
“I’m shameless? Why do you always say that I’m shameless? Why do you call
me shameless?” His Majesty spoke-up in violent rage, “I’m the Emperor! I
have to look out for the whole society! I have to give thought to
everyone who lives in my lands! Where have I gone wrong? I have to look
after millions of people! So, I have no luxury for words like, ‘a real