Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-75
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Li Youran silently got up and straightened himself, a ruthless coldness
flashed across his eyes before disappearing. He maintained his courteous
attitude and said with a humble smile. “Senior Duke’s teachings are
true. Please forgive this junior’s offense.”
He said those words with a smile. Looking at Jun Zhantian, his face
expressed a smile of sincerity which was able to even portray him feeling
a deep sense of shame. It seemed that he was truly embarrassed by the
words that he had just spoken earlier.
Jun Zhantian’s eyes widened as he suddenly felt an invisible pressure.
Judging by his calm demeanour, this brat is no ordinary individual! He is
likely the ruthless type that could toy with people to their deaths! Jun
Zhantian sighed inwardly: If Moxie remains healthy, this brat would
become his biggest rival amongst the younger generations!
He coldly turned around and scoffed. “The Li family line is indeed all
of the sinister* type.” Grand Preceptor Li Shang’s beard trembled.
Jun Zhantian’s words was the equivalent of cursing all their ancestors
of the Li Family!
“Everyone move out of the way and let him search! Old bag Jun! If you
cannot find the assassins, this senior will have a good ‘discussion’
with you before His Majesty tomorrow! When that happens, I will see if
you can still maintain this toughness!” Li Shang coldly waved his hand,
turned around and stormed out towards a flower tree. He sat down below
the tree and closed his eyes, not making any more movements.
Jun Zhantian waved his hand again. “Search in detail! Do not miss out a
single spot and do not leave a single stone unturned!” Nearly a
thousand soldiers behind him shouted their affirmation in unison and
fiercely rushed inside.
Instantly, the entirety of the Li Family was turned upside down to the
point of having chickens fly and dogs jump.
On a spot situated some distance away from the Li Residence was a normal
looking sedan chair. Four figures stood around the sedan chair, their
faces were filled with indifference. The curtains of the sedan chair were
lifted to reveal a profound set of eyes observing the situation in the Li
Residence. The person’s ears were focused on listening in on the
conversations within. This person possess a clear face which is somewhat
squarish. However, both his eyebrows are slanted upwards, just like a
pair of dragons soaring to the Heavens. Even without moving or saying
anything, he exuded a prestigious awe-inspiring aura.
After listening for a bit, this person closed his eyes and murmured.
“The amount of stubbornness shown by Jun Zhantian against the Li Family
this time is indeed a little overboard. It is only natural for the Li
Family to have many secrets pertaining to the protection of their family
that would prove dangerous if revealed. If these secrets were to be
exposed, the Li Family would disappear. Jun Zhantian would not let them
off easily, but the Kingdom still have need of the Li Family,” The
person frowned, seemingly having a headache. “Shadow, if anything
unexpected were to happen, you will need to step forward to solve it.”
Not a single sound could be heard outside, but this person knew that his
command has been received. He then closed his eyes, his fingers tapping a
tea table made of jade. Both his eyebrows moved, seemingly coming closer
and intertwined with one another. A thought suddenly flashed through his
mind: This grandson of Li Shang is not just a talent, he is a very
Jun Zhantian’s soldiers ‘searched’ all the way as they moved,
turning over containers and toppling cabinets, causing things to fall and
crash. It seemed as though these men were not trying to look for
assassins, but were here purely to carry out acts of destructions!
“Peng!” A huge vase was thrown out and shattered into pieces. The
Grand Preceptor Li Shang’s face twitched violently for a moment: The
number of those vases is only…
Grandpa Jun glanced around with a cold countenance as he held on to his
horsewhip. Inhaling deeply, he shouted. “I want you to search
viciously!” Even though the atmosphere was very solemn, those standing
behind him all turned their heads and secretly laughed. The act of
searching… could the word ‘viciously’ be used for such an act? The
Senior Duke Jun’s use of words was apparently quite
The word vicious should be used for ‘crush’! Crush everything
“This old thing can be quite funny! It almost seemed as though he is
afraid that people would not know that he is simply trying to create
havoc! Let us observe for a little longer!” The man in the sedan chair
could not help but let out a smile.
Hearing the word “viciously”, the soldiers proceeded to ‘search’
with even more ‘force’.
Nearly two thousand soldiers poured into the Li Residence, acting as
though they had just broken through into the enemy fortress. Anything
that can be thrown was thrown; anything that can be destroyed was
destroyed. Every member of the Li Family stared at this spectacle from
the courtyard, blood dripping out from their hearts: All that… is money
After a moment, the man within the sedan chair closed his eyes slightly
and whispered. “There shouldn’t be any problem here, let’s go
back.” He closed the curtains and leaned upon the soft seat, before
closing his eyes.
The old Jun Zhantian had already understood his intentions and had only
destroyed the things that were placed conspicuously. As for the secret
areas in the Li Residence, he had chosen to avoid it. It seemed that
there would not be any problems here.
I would like to see if any family would still dare to pick sides again
after this round of chaos! The man within the sedan chair smiled: Even if
you want to fight, you must fight within certain limits. Once your
actions endanger the safety of the kingdom, then what happened today
would be… a warning!
The sedan chair left quietly without a trace. Jun Zhantian continued
standing still, but Jun Wuyi turned his head to look for a moment after
the sedan chair had left.
“Reporting to Grand Marshall, no trace of the assassin was found!”
One by one, the soldiers came forth to give their report, each of them
stating that the assassins were not found. Jun Zhantian turned furious
and shouted. “Are you trying to say that the assassins have flown off
to the skies? Hmph! They are not in the Li Residence? Then we will go to
another residence to search!” Leading the soldiers, he strode out of
the main gate, jumped up his horse and rode forward. The direction he
took was the one leading towards the Meng Family…
The members of the Li Family stared at their compound, which had been
turned into a beggars living area, tears flowing down their eyes.
The Grand Preceptor Li Shang patted his waist as he struggled to get up
from the ground. Li Youran quickly came forth to help him up. Both
grandfather and grandson looked at one another in the eye and saw the
anger evident in them.
“Grandfather, anyone with good eyes could tell that those men in black
from back then belonged to Jun Zhantian! Jun Zhantian kept touting
‘searching assassins’ as an excuse and threw false charges at others.
This action is tantamount to rebelling. Since he could not find any
assassins, tomorrow grandfather can get together with a group of
officials and heavily step down on him.”
Li Youran considered. “Jun Zhantian is obviously showing signs of going
crazy, mobilizing the military for personal reasons, trespassing into the
homes of court officials and searching wantonly. Hehe, if we could bring
about the demise of the Jun Family with the destruction of these
properties, then that would be quite the acceptable transaction. On the
contrary, if Grandfather chooses to stay your hand, others might think
that you have a guilty conscience.”
Li Shang frowned and gave a deep sigh. He spoke in a deep voice.
“Youran, you are a talented genius, possessing a wisdom that surpasses
the masses. Even in the area of strategy, you have proven yourself to be
capable of identifying the enemy’s weak points. Watching you become the
number one amongst the talents of your generation, grandfather have
always felt happy about it. However, you also have your weak points. One
example would be the area of governance. You are still too young. As
such, the things you could see is still limited!”
“Governance?” Li Youran became puzzled. “Are you saying that this
amount of crime by Jun Zhantian is not enough for His Majesty to take
action against the Jun Family?”
“Enough? No, it is not! It is far from enough!” Li Shang’s white
eyebrows quivered, the earlier expression of anger and helplessness that
he had shown before Jun Zhantian earlier had evaporated. Instead it was
replaced with an expression of endless amount of shrewdness. Obviously,
the expression he had shown earlier was fake. “You still do not
understand just how much trust His Majesty have towards Jun Zhantian. For
starters, His Majesty’s life had been saved by Jun Zhantian at least
six times or more. Back then, if Jun Zhantian had wanted to rebel or if
he had even the slightest bit of secret ambition, then the seat of the
Emperor would have been his a long time ago! It is true that there can be
no love within the royal family. However, one would never truly treat an
absolute loyalist as a mortal enemy. This is also the main reason why the
Jun Family which has fallen to the point of nearly losing all their
successors could retain so much power over the military!”
“Simply with those few things that happened earlier, did you think it
is possible to bring down Jun Zhantian?” Li Shang laughed out for a
bit. “Did you really take Jun Zhantian to be such a brainless person
who would offend our Li Family to a bloody end? Furthermore, based on his
earlier movements, did you think that he had forced us into a road of no
Li Youran was a brilliant person. In just moments, he had gained
understanding of many of the points spoken. His face changed greatly and
he said. “Could it be…”
[*TL: The word yīn (阴) should mean sinister in this context. However,
It could also mean feminine, moon or hidden.]