Jing Meng Hun got a chill and immediately nodded. Earlier, he had planned to rescue Third Brother no matter what and, at the same time, assassinate King of Hell Chu as vengeance for Third Brother. But Diwu Qing Rou’s words had made him abandon that thought!
“Under normal circumstances, this must be done. But this is not a normal circumstance; we do not need to further complicate this matter!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and continued, “These types of killing someone with a borrowed knife or adorning a tree with borrowed flowers methods are already too common for us as well as our opponents!”
When he got to this point, Diwu Qing Rou suddenly hesitated and quickly said, “That’s right…, if…”
Then he immediately stood up and took a few steps while frowning and muttering, “Killing with borrow knife, adorning a tree with borrowed flowers…”
He muttered a few more times as if he was about to discover something. Then he yelled out all of a sudden, “Yes, that must be it!”
“If that’s the case… then the key moment was when Yin Wu Fa caught that youth!” Diwu Qing Rou’s hands tightened; his eyes flamed up, then he sighed, “I hope that I am wrong; if I am not mistaken, then Yin Wu Fa had allowed an opportunity of a lifetime to slip through his fingers!”
“An opportunity of a lifetime?” Gao Sheng quickly understood and replied, “You mean… that youth that King level master Yin caught…”
“That youth… is probably King of Hell Chu!” Diwu Qing Rou’s countenance darkened as he replied slowly.
His words silenced the room. Each person’s eyes were filled with shock. Even Diwu Qing Rou, after saying these words, was stunned by his own deduction.
“Let us make this assumption: This incident was a result of him acting on the fly!!! Then what kind of person would be capable of such strategy? But if it is indeed the case that the youth is really King of Hell Chu, then everything can be easily dealt with.” Diwu Qing Rou was talking when he suddenly turned to Gao Sheng and said, “Young master Gao, you once said that all of the descendants of Middle Three Heavens have went out to train, correct? If some of them have come to Great Zhao then there might be some in Iron Cloud as well!”
Diwu Qing Rou had always called Gao Sheng by his full name, but this time, he used the words “Young master Gao.” And yet, Gao Sheng just calmly nodded.
“If that is the case, Yin Wu Fa was taken by King of Hell Chu’s scheme. We have been framed, and this calamity is not minor at all!”
Diwu Qing Rou sighed, “I wonder where that King level master that fought with King level master Yin is from. What clan does he belong to?”
Around him, the four people were taken aback by this information; their eyes widened and their minds went blank. Even the ninth grade King level master felt as if his head was hit by lightning. If the situation was indeed like that, then it would be the biggest joke under the heavens. He caught King of Hell Chu and allowed him to escape? And then there is the possibility that he provoked a powerful enemy from a great clan, too?
Is King of Hell Chu that cunning?
“We should not delay this urgent matter; not only will we rescue people, we must increase manpower!” Diwu Qing Rou turned to Jing Meng Hun and said, “King level master Jing, you must take care of this and do not act rashly. King level master Kong should bring with him a few Command Horse Riders with him!”
Diwu Qing Rou saw that Jing Meng Hun wanted to say something and immediately waved his hand dismissively, “The fourth King level master cannot do this! He and Yin Wu Fa are biological brothers; if he goes, there will be more chaos. The battle was cause by a misunderstanding; if the two sides could talk things over then we can surely turn foes into friends. But if there is more chaos, things might become irreparable!
Jing Meng Hun sighed. Fourth King level master Yin Wu Tian had already given him trouble after hearing the news. No matter what, he still wanted to go and save his eldest brother himself. Even more so, he wanted to kill that King of Hell Chu for revenge. But with Diwu Qing Rou, before he could speak a word, this idea had been tossed aside.
“This time, besides investigating and rescuing people, we also have to explain this misunderstanding to that King level master!” Diwu Qing Rou continued slowly, “While this is just my deduction, I don’t think it’s wrong. Because of this, we must send someone skilled; the second King level master is the most suitable person!” Diwu Qing Rou turned to the other three and said, “This plan could be considered the biggest plan ever; we need someone to control the entire situation to make sure it is successful. Between the two of you, who wants to give this a go?”
He looked at three people but said “two of you.” Clearly, Gao Sheng was excluded.
“Minister, let me go…” (walkthejianghu.com)
Before Gao Sheng could finish, Diwu Qing Rou interrupted him, “Gao Sheng, you cannot go! If you go, wouldn’t all your peers go as well?”
Then he continued, “They are my ace cards; they can’t be easily used like that. Plus, if you go and the mission happens to get exposed, all of the clans opposed to yours would immediately join force with Tie Bu Tian. This is extremely damaging for us!”
“Iron Cloud is currently weak, but if they gain more strength, they’ll fight and harm my grand design!” Diwu Qing Rou said slowly, “I only want one of you two to go!”
“Minister, how about me?” Cheng Yun He asked.
“If you go, what would you do?” Diwu Qing Rou asked.
“I would make rescuing our people the primary cause and keep losses to a minimum. We would immediately retreat after our objective is achieved! Plans against King of Hell Chu have already become a quagmire. If it cannot be dealt with, I would give it up!” Cheng Yun He replied, “On the other hand, if things are as you deduced, I will think of all possible means to eliminate this misunderstanding at all costs!”
“Good. I will give you this task!” Diwu Qing Rou said, “You should work with King level master Kong; I will feel more assured if you do. Your strategy is almost perfect, but you must remember, if you have a good opportunity, then take action! However, before that, you must never let King level master Kong act on his own accord! You must carefully discuss every move with him beforehand!”
Diwu Qing Rou turned and looked at Jing Meng Hun, “You must repeat these words to King level master Kong!”
Jing Meng Hun nodded and replied right away, “You can rest assured; Second Brother is not so reckless!”
“Yes!” Cheng Yun He respectfully said, as he carefully made a mental note of all of Diwu Qing Rou’s words.
“Opportunities are always there, but they pass by in a flash. If you want to grab hold of them, you must be courageous, keen, and intelligent!” Diwu Qing Rou added, “And at this moment, you must remain steady. If you can’t be, don’t force it!”
Diwu Qing Rou continued, “This trip is not like before! If you happen to fight a battle of wits with King of Hell Chu, you should notify me immediately if you could! If you are in a rush, you must carefully think before you act! Even if we have to suffer some losses, you must return to Great Zhao safely! Got it?”
Han Bu Chu was shocked. All these years, this was the first time he saw Diwu Qing Rou so grave when sending a subordinate on a mission. He carefully repeated instructions many times. Plus, this time, he sent someone famous for being calm like Cheng Yun He. It seemed that Diwu Qing Rou really saw King of Hell Chu as his archenemy!
“This should not be delayed. After you have picked out your candidates, leave right away!” Diwu Qing Rou’s gaze became cold as he ordered, “Before you leave, take these three pieces of Jade Spirit Ginseng in case of emergency!”
Jade Spirit Ginseng – one of the nine great legendary herbs in the world. Diwu Qing Rou only had one root. Whether it was an external or internal injury, as long as the person was still alive, eating a piece would save his or her life within half a day! With its help, a person could completely recover within a month. Diwu Qing Rou had valued this as much as his own life. Now that he had pulled out three pieces because of Yin Wu Fa, it could be seen that Diwu Qing Rou had given his best efforts.
With these three pieces of Jade Spirit Ginseng, two were clearly for Yin Wu Fa and Tang Xin Sheng. His appreciation for Yin Wu Fa and Tang Xin Sheng could be seen by everyone. As for the third piece, it was a peacemaking gift from Diwu Qing Rou to the King level master that fought with Yin Wu Fa and his clan.
There was also Meng Hun Solution, a strange medicine invented by Jing Meng Hun. Meng Hun Solution could make a mortally wounded person fall into a latent sleep and keep them alive for some set time period. While it could not be as long as a month, it was enough time to save the person life!
“Thank you, minister!” Jing Meng Hun said confidently. If Diwu Qing Rou took out Jade Spirit Ginseng, then Yin Wu Fa’s life could easily be saved! Moreover, his cultivation could be preserved as well.
“If there is nothing else, return and prepare to leave!” Diwu Qing Rou said softly without a trace of worry on his face. It was as if everything had been carefully planned by him. Seeing that, everyone was extremely confident; they thought that their minister’s certainty must mean their grand scheme would be successful.
What no one knew was that at this moment, Diwu Qing Rou was sighing silently to himself: Good for one King of Hell Chu. You have once again forced me to make a decision! Not only do I have to act according to your plans, I also have to accept the risk of losses. I am clearly more powerful than you, but under such urgent situation, I can only let things follow your plans! If there is ever a day when you and I meet face to face in battle… how would you be?
“Gao Sheng, will you play a game of chess with me?” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and asked.
“Minister, if you want to, I would be happy to comply!” Gao Sheng laughed.
“If the minister and Brother Gao are playing chess, then I shall be the referee! Han Bu Chu smiled happily, “When noon comes, I will get a nice meal!”
All three broke out a big laugh.
Two hours later, a group of nineteen riders shot out of the northern gate of Great Zhao’s capital. They rode like the wind and quickly disappeared. A little later, a convoy also went quickly out of the northern gate.