“King of Hell Chu?” Gao Sheng’s eyes widened, “Impossible!”
“First, would Yun He have such luck that, during the most dangerous time, he ran into descendants of great clans acting as robbers? Plus, they are descendants of clans from Middle Three Heavens.” Diwu Qing Rou smiled faintly.
“This was tantamount to them notifying us: We will be going to the center of the continent! You people should prepare well!” A cold light flashed in Diwu Qing Rou’s eyes.
“Perhaps they inadvertently said this, and Senior Cheng has carefully noted it.” Gao Sheng pondered as the brows on his refined face slowly pinched together.
“That could be the case. But the second point is they said they were robbing, and did they take away anything? Baffled? They waited in such snowy weather just to have some fun in the middle of nowhere?” Diwu Qing Rou smiled, “Even the excuse of finding King level leader Yin was ludicrous!”
“Are the descendants of Middle Three Heavens that bored?”
“Third, I do not believe in such a coincidence!” Diwu Qing Rou said nonchalantly, “And the next encounter that was spoken of, it is possible that King of Hell Chu will come to Great Zhao to stir up some chaos! And if they come to Great Zhao, it is very likely that they will contact Yun He!”
Gao Sheng carefully thought for a while, then he slowly nodded his head, “The Prime Minister is right, there is definitely a likely chance!”
“If this is the case and we do not foresee this, with Yun He’s assistance, it would be the same as Golden Horse Riders Department welcoming them… There is no doubt they would be kept the safest in Great Zhao…” Han Bu Chu thought about this and could not help but gasp.
“But now that the Prime Minister has figured this out, we should open our net wide and wait for a big fish!” Gao Sheng sneered, “If King of Hell Chu is really coming here then we can catch him at the right time without wasting too much energy.”
“Not necessarily!” Diwu Qing Rou said thoughtfully, “King of Hell Chu would not easily act so childish like that! There must be some hidden meaning!”
He paused muttered as he paced back and forth, “One person is from the Luo clan, one person is from the Ji clan, and one person is from the Gu clan… Three great clans of Middle Three Heavens… Hmm, King of Hell Chu is showing his strength. At that time, he will definitely bring them with him! We can infer that their friendship is not a shallow one…”
“Since King of Hell Chu currently does not have the strength, in order to deal with us, he could only borrow strength… And speaking of borrowing strength, hmm, if their friendship is deep, they would help him. But people of Middle Three Heavens cannot get involved with matters of Lower Three Heavens. They could not openly help him… But if we provoke them first, this would be a different story…”
“If King of Hell Chu uses their help to sow discord… Then it would be as if our Golden Horse Riders Department just caused trouble with the Hei Mo clan and then turned around to go head to head with three great clans… Could this be what King of Hell Chu is aiming for?”
Diwu Qing Rou gently rubbed his forehead and murmured, “Could this be the big trap that King of Hell Chu has set up?”
He thought over and over again; a sharp look gradually showed in his eyes, and he said, “If we go against three great clans at the same time… our Golden Horse Riders Department would definitely be in danger…”
Han Bu Chu, Cheng Yun He, Gao Sheng, Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian quietly listened to Diwu Qing Rou’s point-by-point analysis. When he explained about Golden Horse Riders Department’s dangerous situation, everyone felt a chill down their spines.
If King of Hell Chu’s strategy was indeed so, then he would be attacking them with one move after another and leading them into extreme danger! And if they thought that they were close to catching King of Hell Chu and made their move… it would be almost foreseeable that the three great clans would be angry and flatten Golden Horse Riders Department…
“If we already know about this, then it is not a scary thing.” Han Bu Chu said thoughtfully, “We can contact these three clans now and let them know of the situation. While we cannot borrow their forces, they will not necessarily be willing to be exploited by King of Hell Chu.”
“Exactly.” Diwu Qing Rou said, “Should we let Gao Sheng deal with this? What do you think?”
“Rest assured, Prime Minister. I will deal with this without fail.” Gao Sheng said confidently. Knowing the enemy’s intentions and still being unable to fight back, that would be foolish.
“Mm, Gao Sheng, you should get ready.” Diwu Qing Rou said casually, “If King of Hell Chu wants to, then let him come first! Before that, let’s keep in touch with these clans and notify them of this matter only after King of Hell Chu comes here…”
Gao Sheng became excited, “Yes!”
“Ah, that was the first issue.” Diwu Qing Rou sighed and said with a hint of loneliness, “The Emperor of Iron Cloud, Tie Shi Cheng, fought with me for many years; it could be said that he was a leader of the generation! I wanted to keep him around because he was still useful! I never expected him to die during such weather… This has made the plan I prepared for many years become useless! This is really strange.” Diwu Qing Rou said lightly, “Tie Shi Cheng was still alive and well, why did he suddenly die? And Du Shi Qing also suddenly disappeared at just the right time. I do not believe that this has nothing to do with King of Hell Chu.”
“Give orders to all of the spies still in Iron Cloud Citadel to immediately spread the rumor that King of Hell Chu caused the death of Tie Shi Cheng. This… Bu Chu, you should write it into a story and circulate it everywhere! It would be best if Tie Bu Tian does not believe it. Even if he does not believe, there will be people who will.”
“Yes, Prime Minister.”
“Mm, there is more. Tie Shi Cheng has died, Tie Bu Tian took his place. Everyone knows that a country cannot be without a ruler, but… we can still create rumors! Start another one saying that Tie Bu Tian killed his father for the throne! While his father’s body was still warm, he hastily climbed on to the throne; call him coldblooded, heartless, disloyal, unfilial, and deserving of punishment from the rest of the world! This matter, Bu Chu, will also be overseen by you.”
“Third, at the time Tie Shi Cheng died, our army was also attacking! During that time, Tie Long Cheng was at the battlefront and never went back to pay his respects. Haha, we also know why he could not come back. But it is still a fact that Tie Long Cheng never went back for the funeral!”
Diwu Qing Rou said, “Therefore, there must be rumors. First is Tie Long Cheng is amassing his own army with plans to rebel because he does not accept the new emperor! Second is Tie Long Cheng believes that his older brother died under questionable circumstances and did not dare to come back. But when Tie Long Cheng comes back, he will surely demand an answer from Tie Bu Tian, and an internal conflict in Iron Cloud is about occur…”
“This matter, Bu Chu, is also yours.”
“Yes…” (Walk the Jiang Hu)
“There is more, while Du Shi Qing disappeared, we can still spread words that Tie Bu Tian usurped the throne by ending the emperor’s life early. And for that to happen, he killed Du Shi Qing! This rumor must be done tactfully. And it has to conveniently get into the ears of those people who knew Du Shi Qing… In this matter, Du Shi Qing’s son could assist.”
“Yes.” Han Bu Chu was become more and more in awe. While these strategies of Diwu Qing Rou were just rumors, they were all extremely sinister. With the proper control, they would be very useful!
In the world, the most frightening thing was the mouth of the common man. As long as the people believed something to be true, falsehood could become truth by word of mouth.
“Because of the throne, Tie Bu Tian allowed King of Hell Chu to massacre great and senior officials loyal to Iron Cloud… Even the living saint of Iron Cloud, Tang Xin Sheng, was turned into a spy… This matter must be made into a big deal! …Understood?”
“Make time to do this right away!” Diwu Qing Rou smiled and muttered, “While King of Hell Chu was able to destroy my plans, how could I allow him to live happily?”
Gao Sheng said, “Prime Minister, if this is the case, at the border… Could you allow the soldiers to relax a little? After all, the world is currently being covered in ice and snow. Many soldiers are already suffering from frostbite; some even died from the cold…”
Diwu Qing Rou frowned a little and thought for a moment. Then he said, “Get the best material that money can buy and transport coats to the border. But force the soldiers to continue! If we are suffering, Iron Cloud must be suffering even more than us! Moreover, when those rumors start to spread, we must not allow Tie Long Cheng to go back!”
“Golden Horse Riders Department must be straighten out during this time. King level leader Yin is injured and must rest well!” Diwu Qing Rou said warmly, “Since the world is covered in ice, Golden Horse Riders Department can temporarily halt all dispatches. Make arrangements for the funeral of King level leader Kong. At that time I will personally attend to send him off!”
“Yes.” Jing Meng Hun and Yin Wu Tian replied in unison. Reminded of Kong Shang Xin, the two almost teared up. They choked as they said, “Thank you, Prime Minister.”
“As for the sects… we must make King of Hell Chu a little more uncomfortable! Let the other big sects attack Beyond the Heavens Sect. If they could not be completely wiped out, there must at least be deaths! They must put an effort into killing as many as possible.” Diwu Qing Rou said casually, “I heard that King of Hell Chu’s master is Meng Chao Ran, correct? If his master dies, would King of Hell Chu feel sad?”
“Even if King of Hell Chu is not human, he would probably drop a few tears.” Gao Sheng laughed. A chilling intention flashed from the depths of his eyes.
Indeed, Diwu Qing Rou’s strategies were sinister to a masterful level! If it was anyone else, that person would be struggling at this point.
Currently, King of Hell Chu and Tie Bu Tian would have to deal with these ploys; they probably would not feel too good about it…
“Prime Minister…” Cheng Yun He reached his hand to his chest and took out a jade box. He said in shame, “… You had planned to do great things with these two pieces of Jade Spirit Ginseng. But after arriving, I discovered that Number One had died, and I did not have a chance to befriend the King level leader of the Hei Mo clan so they did not serve their purpose. I have failed your expectations, and I now return them to you! Please take them back!”