Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-441
“You think that I didn’t know how loyal the four Jun generals were? I
know it better than anyone else! These kinds of generals are any rulers’
dream, but they’re also a nightmare. And, I’m no exception either! We had
acquired huge advantages when we were fighting the Shen Ci and the Yu
Tang empires! We could’ve stormed their capitals at any time as long as I
or Jun Wu Hui wanted it! The war had already reached its final moments!
But, I let the dream of a unified land under me go in-exchange of defeat,
and paid with thousands of casualties! I gave up the lives of Jun Wu Hui
and Jun Wu Meng in those battles to maintain the equilibrium… the
equilibrium of the tripartite! Do you think that my heart doesn’t feel
“I’m even more confused in that case! Why did you let go of the
opportunity of a unified the land? Not only did you let that slip, but
you were also content to be defeated?! Did you lose your mind or
something?” the Empress was truly puzzled.
“It was my dream to unify the land under my rule! It was my greatest and
most-cherished dream besides making you my wife! But, what would’ve
happened after I had unified the entire land? What could I have rewarded
the Jun Family with after they had used their power to unify the land?
The only reward you can give to someone with such martial service… is
to make them King! However, the Jun Family already had a frightening
amount of fiefdom. And, they also had considerable military strength on
top of that. This was in addition to their insanely powerful influence
throughout the Empire… This was equal to creating the most powerful
enemy one could have! This was equal to me getting stuck on a road with
no exit! And, the Jun Family would’ve revolted if I wouldn’t have
“You didn’t let them win because you couldn’t reward them? These are
extremely ridiculous arguments!” The Empress was stunned at first.
However, she eventually smiled in mockery.
“Extremely ridiculous, right? Let me tell you that this wasn’t
ridiculous! There’s nothing ridiculous about it! It isn’t ridiculous at
all! Do you know that generals need official authorization for sending
troops? And, the generals have only half of the authorization on their
hands! The other half stays with me! And, one can only mobilize troops
after the two halves are joined together. But, did you know what happened
at that time? The four Jun generals didn’t need any authorization to
mobilize the troops! They didn’t need it to mobilize the troops! The army
would plainly follow their orders. Do you know what that meant?”
“I had gone to see off Jun Wu Hui when he had led an army of
eight-hundred-thousand men twelve years ago. They were as calm and quiet
as evil spirits while I was addressing them at the grounds. But, they
started to cheer at his signal after I finished. In fact, they did so in
coordinated unison! Do you understand?” The Emperor’s face had become
twisted, and he looked ashamed.
“I don’t understand!” The Empress shook her head.
“Their coordinated cheering was rehearsed in advance! And then,
everything became quiet after they had stopped cheering!
Eight-hundred-thousand men stood there, and yet there was pin-drop
silence! Do you know what this means?!” the Emperor gnashed his teeth as
“Doesn’t that mean that the discipline of the troops was very strict
under Jun Wu Hui? You should be happy! Are you saying that you were mad
because hundreds of thousands of troops stayed in strict discipline?” The
queen was even more confused.
“Do you still not understand what I mean? Do you know what happened when
I gave Jun Wu Hui my half of the authorization?” The muscles on His
Majesty’s face pulsated. His expression was one of humiliation, “The army
suddenly started to cheer for him — flags were waved in the air, and
the warhorses neighed! It seemed that the world would turn on its head,
and the mountains would be devoured by tsunamis, and heaven and earth
would become pale! And, that continued for a long time! The golden tripod
I stood in front of… vibrated and fell because of the vibrations from
“I was standing on the podium, and I saw the eyes of those
eight-hundred-thousand men as they turned towards Jun Wu Hui with a
fanatical zeal. Each one of their cold weapons had been raised to fill
the sky! And, Jun Wu Hui only made one action during their spell of
enthusiasm…. and the entire army quietened down in an instant. In fact,
there was pin-drop silence!
“Then, he took the pendant of authorization and held it above. He then
turned to the army, and looked at them. His eyes swept over the troops,
and not one soldier moved from their place. Do you know that this wasn’t
even intentional on their part? Then, he turned around to face me, raised
the pendant, drew his sword, and started to take an oath…”
“But, the cheers of those eight-hundred-thousand men were seemingly been
cut off by a sword the moment he turned towards them after the oath. In
fact, there was complete silence. It was quiet… one could’ve clearly
heard the sound of a water droplet falling to the ground! The dust was
still covering the air, yet everything was still on the ground. He didn’t
need to draw his sword… he didn’t need to make a gesture — he had
only turned around! One careless look from him, and those
eight-hundred-thousand men had become silent at once!”
“The great and awe inspiring Jun Wu Hui! The great awe and inspiring
White General!” the hearts of the Empress and Princess Ling Meng shook as
they listened to this. They could imagine that spectacular scene. The two
could imagine the unrivalled greatness of Jun Wu Hui. And, they couldn’t
help their spirits from becoming excited and fascinated.
“I knew you’d think like that! You’re a pair of idiots!” the Emperor
furiously continued, “I was also there at that scene! Where did that
place my position? Where does it place our prestige if the soldiers
cheered a hundred times more for Jun Wu Hui than they cheered for me?! I
felt that I would see eight-hundred-thousand dead bodies lying in an
ordered formation if Jun Wu Hui were to order them to commit suicide! The
Imperial Palace would’ve probably been reduced to rubbles if Jun Wu Hui
had given them an order to lay siege to our palace! He needn’t even have
given the order… a tiny movement, a careless look, and it would have
become our reality!”
The Empress drew a long breath. She had finally understood where the
Emperor’s misgivings were coming from. The extent of Jun Wu Hui’s
influence was astonishing. His strength was indeed awe-inspiring.
However, it was a threat to the Emperor’s life. And, things would’ve
remained as such until he had died…
“Do you understand now?” The Emperor smiled bitterly, “The Jun Family had
over 1.5 million men under them! And, the Dugu Family’s Dugu Wu Di
worshipped Jun Wu Hui. In fact, that Dugu would’ve followed him blindly.
So, they would’ve combined to have around 1.8 million troops once Dugu
Wudi’s forces were added to the Jun Family’s! Moreover, the Jun Family
had people in high places within the City’s defense… and, in even
higher rankings in the guards! In fact, they were around
two-hundred-thousand in total. And, the defensive forces also had around
thirty-thousand Jun troops in their ranks. However, the remaining of the
nation only had a combined strength of six-hundred-thousand! That means
that the Jun Family’s strength had surpassed two million in total!
Moreover, most of them were elite troops who had experienced all kinds of
battles. Those who remained behind were inferior! This means that we
could only muster six-hundred-thousand amateur troops if we were to
dispatch an army. And, that is also an optimistic estimate!
“How do you expect me to be at ease in such a situation? How could I have
been at ease? Would you have been at ease if it were you? How could I not
know that the Jun Family is a good and loyal family? How could I not know
that they were so loyal that they could never even think about
rebelling…? That they would never revolt…? But… I still had to do
it… even if I knew that the Jun Family would never rebel! In fact, I
had no choice but to do it!”
The Emperor frowned in pain, “Because, I am the Emperor! And, because I
can’t stand this kind of a threat! No! I don’t think that any Emperor can
ever stand such a thing!
Would any Emperor have stood and watched such a thing? He had lost the
power to mobilize his own troops! However, the four Jun generals didn’t
need any approvals to mobilize the troops!
This means that there could’ve been a transition of power at any time…
or any place!
“The Jun Family may not have wanted to rebel, and they may not have
thought of a transition of power. But, it doesn’t mean that others
wouldn’t have thought like that either! Do you know that my Great
Ancestor’s family was also thought to be loyal during his rise? They had
supported the Tian You Dynasty, and had formed its strongest base. But,
it’s was too easy for someone to make him rebel! He only needed one
mutiny to make the new Emperor! He was pushed on a road from which he
couldn’t turn back, and became the ruler! I’ve learnt that from my
predecessors. So, do you still think that I’m under naïve delusions? Do
you wish for me to sit and wait for death?”
His Majesty’s voice was full of grief, “Don’t you know about this matter
as a Murong Family descendant? Don’t you know about Murong Qian Qiu?”
The Tian You Dynasty was the incomparably splendid predecessor of the
Tian Xiang Dynasty. The ancestor of the Yang Family had a brilliant
military career in those days. In fact, it was similar to the frightening
career of Jun Wu Hui’s. The Yang Family’s ancestor had been triumphant in
every battle. And, he was equally loyal to his King as well. But, Murong
Qian Qiu was one of the generals under him. And, the Murong Family’s
ancestor had persuaded him to commit the unbelievable rebellion.
Consequently, they had led the troops in a night attack, and had executed
the Tian You Dynasty’s King… and the Crown Prince as well!
There was no way to retreat from that unstable massacre. And, the Tian
Xiang Empire of present day had gradually emerged from a mountain of
corpses and an ocean of blood.
In other words… a big mutiny had led to the rise of the current day
Tian Xiang Empire! The assist was provided by the Murong Family of that
time. And, this had led to the Murong Family’s current position in the
“There was only one Murong Qian Qiu in the days of the Great Ancestor.
But, can you guess how many Murong Qian Qiu were present under the four
Jun generals? Do you know how many men might’ve tried to facilitate
something like that against us? More importantly, do you know how much
more fanatical they were? I’ll tell you! There were at least twenty of
these men who could’ve made the Jun Family act recklessly! And, the Tian
Xiang Empire would’ve been done for even if one of them would’ve stood
up! Do you understand it now? Your questions were those of naïve
The Emperor snarled in a low voice. However, his voice was filled with
pain and helplessness.
“Jun Wu Hui was such a talented general! Any ruler would’ve wanted him to
command his troops and fight wars to expand their boundaries! However, I
had to exert the entirety of my strength in attempts to get him killed by
any means! Do you know how much pain I felt? I am an Emperor! How can I
not wish to conquer the lands? I’d be King of all the skies, all the
land, and all the shores! One order and the whole world would’ve
shuddered. One word… and the whole world would’ve shuddered!”
“But, have you ever thought that such power and influence was given to
the Jun Family by your hands alone…?! How could it have reached such a
level if you hadn’t given them that authority back then?” Muroing Xiu Xiu
stopped even though she had only spoken half of it.