“I thought he was regretting his actions, but I later realized that I was mistaken.” Tie Bu Tian’s voice was very soft, as if he was in a dream, “At the time, I asked myself: If he was the one who killed my mother and sisters, why would he cry? Is he miserable? He deserves to be miserable!

“Even now, I still hate him! However, after many years, especially when I started to understand this situation, I found it more difficult to hate him.” Tie Bu Tian continued to clasp his hands behind his back as tears ran down his cheeks. His eyes reflected conflicting feelings.

“It was not until these past few years that I realized my father’s heart is filled with agony. As a father, the sufferings he has to bear; as a man, the responsibilities he has to take; especially as an emperor, the burdens he has to endure are even more so.”

Tie Bu Tian took a deep breath, “As for me… I was always under Second Uncle’s unrelenting pressure to learn everything. There were countless times when I had to learn so much that I could not bear it and just cried. I continued to cry like that and Second Uncle would use the whip or the fist to get me back to my senses… I kept going like that. As the days went by I had to learn not just philosophy, but mental fortification, tactics, martial arts, and ruling strategies. Second Uncle carved those words father said to me on my table, hung them on my bedroom wall, and many other places that I went to. I was forced to recite these words before every meal…”

“Second Uncle fought in the battlefield and planned strategies; he was the deciding factor in victory or defeat. At the same time, he held control of the entire nation. During that time, he was so busy he could barely open his eyes; he did not even have time to talk to me. However, he always saved time to talk to my teachers about what I learned; and afterward, he would give me a beating, as if he would never be satisfied with me…”

“In the end, I did not dare to slack off anymore…” There was a gulping sound from Tie Bu Tian’s throat like he swallowed something. He continued, “I hated father, and I hated Second Uncle even more… But one day, I accidentally saw Second Uncle using Dark Flower Juice to dye his hair. At the time, he was only thirty-two years old. Second Uncle was extremely valiant; in Iron Cloud, he was famous for being handsome. But since father became ill, white hair began to appear on his head, until there was more white than black. Therefore, Second Uncle had to periodically dye his hair.”

“At the time I looked down on Second Uncle. What kind of man worried about his looks and dyed his hair? Later, I realized, because father was sick and I was still young, Second Uncle alone bore the weight of Iron Cloud Nation! His good health was Iron Cloud Nation’s greatest hope! If the soldiers found out that his head was full of white hair, it would be an immeasurable shock to the military!”

“Every day, Second Uncle was either on the battlefield or training soldiers. He looked powerful; he only needed to yell once and the hearts of hundreds of thousands of soldiers trembled. But every night when he came home, he could not even lift his legs! Even talking was difficult. His hands shook while he ate… He was a Revered Martial Artist at the time! But each day he was exhausted to that point…”

“After I understood father and Second Uncle’s suffering, I began to put all of my efforts into learning. Each time he came home from a battle campaign against Diwu Qing Rou, he would go over them with me a few dozen times! About three years ago, I finally started to grasp everything and began my life as a true prince. That’s when I discovered that all the decisions Second Uncle made before were in my name. All of Iron Cloud Nation, even the whole world, knew that there was a heaven-born ruler in Iron Cloud! All of Iron Cloud was filled with hope!”

“However, no one knew how such a heaven-born ruler came into being. How could there be such a thing as a heaven-born ruler? How many people know that the path of a ruler is full of cruelty?” Tie Bu Tian’s voice became sorrowful and cynical.

“When I first took control, nothing was done well. Luckily, there was Second Uncle; he was my angel. Every day he stood by me when the royal court convened. Anyone who disrespected or questioned my authority, he immediately had them dragged out and beheaded. Second Uncle became even worse than tyrants; but after I had a firm grip on Iron Cloud, Second Uncle did not bother to get involved in royal court affairs any longer.”

“I heard that after he continually watched over me for three months, he went home and said to Second Aunt, ‘I am relieved.’ Afterward, Second Uncle immediately went to sleep for three days straight, giving everyone at home a fright.”

Tie Bu Tian sighed and continued, “The military and politics of Iron Cloud were finally on the right track. I then founded Bu Tian Pavilion to gather heroes. I have always hoped to find someone to help me carry some of this weight.”

“For the stability of Iron Cloud, for the livelihood of six hundred million people, the pain that those of us at the top have paid with is unimaginable!”

“I am too tired! Second Uncle is too tired!” Tie Bu Tian said lightly. His tone was really casual, but Chu Yang could hear the fatigue hidden in it.

“Second Uncle had recommended you to me.” Tie Bu Tian still did not turn around but his voice was firm, “I trust my uncle’s judgments, so I will trust you! You need Bu Tian Pavilion, I can comply! However, you can only get the position of Adjunct Minister. I cannot directly give you a higher position than this. I am sure you can understand.”

“Only when you have earned the respect of everyone, can I give you full access of Bu Tian Pavilion! If there is mistrust, then there is no working together; if we’re already working together, then I will trust you!” Tie Bu Tian finished and walked out without turning back. He glided on the water surface like a cloud in the wind. He gently touched the water a few times and created little ripples on the surface of the lake. After that he disappeared from Chu Yang’s view.

He did not turn around because he did not want Chu Yang to see the tears that covered his face…

Chu Yang slowly sat down and was silent for a long time. He was still digesting Tie Bu Tian’s words. They were truly sincere, honest and moving.

Chu Yang did think that Tie Bu Tian’s motive in telling him these things was to win him over, so he could lay down his life for Tie Bu Tian! Chu Yang was someone who was seasoned with two lifetimes of experience. In his previous life, while Chu Yang was in Upper Three Heavens, he inadvertently learned Deep Spirit Principle. Now was the perfect time to use it to carefully evaluate everything that was said.

Deep Spirit Principle was a really strange technique. It did not have any power, but could detect all falsehoods! This technique was a legacy of the Heavenly Three Star Clan. It ensured that the person with this technique would not be deceived by anyone.

But under the analysis of Deep Spirit Principle, Chu Yang discovered that all of Tie Bu Tian’s words were true!

In his words, there were many holes and many things that could not be explained. But that was the strangest part. Anyone would have seen these holes in Tie Bu Tian’s words, but his words were one hundred percent true!

For example, why did the emperor of Iron Cloud, after his great injury, kill his wife? Why did he kill his six daughters and their families? Why did he order a blood purge on the royal court?

All these things had no clear explanations! But they were the truth!

Chu Yang also did not know what had happened. Even after he reviewed the history of his previous life, he could not figure it out. In any case, Tie Bu Tian died too early in his previous life, before Chu Yang had a chance to help.

This whole thing was filled with layers of fog! Chu Yang felt that there was some great hidden secret, as forceful as a mountain and as burdensome as an ocean!

Chu Yang sat and thought for a long time only to discover that his mind was as foggy as ever! He stopped bothering to give it more thought. The royal family is too complicated. If I want to figure out the mind of an emperor, it’s even more so. I tried to guess but there are really no clues. There’s really no more hope on that end.

Chu Yang only needed to know that Tie Bu Tian met his conditions for collaboration.

In this process, Tie Bu Tian did not even bother to haggle. Of course, this was because Tie Bu Tian was an open-minded person. Plus, Chu Yang was a useful person and that certainly helped the ruler to be magnanimous. Besides these things, Tie Bu Tian had the mind to take a gamble on this collaboration.

However, there was a very important factor that Chu Yang understood full well. It was Icy Heart Jade Bone Saintly Technique. This type of technique and Deep Spirit Principle were slightly different but had similar results. Even though Icy Heart Jade Bone Saintly Technique was not capable of discovering lies, it helped seeing through people’s hearts. This gave Tie Bu Tian an incredible intuition!

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40 thoughts on “Chapter 84 – As long as you are useful, I will meet all of your demands

            1. Anyhow sorry to bother, but you seem more experienced than me in XianXia’s may I ask for some reccomendation? I’m still relatively new to These novels, and Manhua’s.

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          1. Because he’s the hero someone deserves, but not the one they need right now. So you’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not a hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A DMR.

            *Police come in*

            “DMR, you are under arrest for plagiarism. Put your hands in the air.”

            Me: “You’ll never take me alive >.<"

            *DMR jumps out of a non-existent window*

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    1. Nah, it was merely a zombie that came to his store, no big deal. Ignore the feminine looks, the female cultivation technique, and the girlish behavior.

      (seriosly? someone raised half her life as a male [if not her entire life] ans hiding her gender would simply slip that easily into girlish behaviors?)

      This whole ordeal took me out of the story quite a bit.


      1. Also she herself knew she did a bad blame the slip up on it being a harem and the harem girls sects daughter her previous babe are all supposed to be mysteriously attracted to him. For instance in the first meeting with wu she was also acting differently then normal around him and found him hard to describe.


    2. It also helps to avoid internal struggle in the royalty. The princesses would take on spouses that could be a spy from another kingdom same with the princes. So killing them would mean that there won’t be a possibility of a spy entering the household and no one would fight the throne over the princess.


  1. It really bothers me that Chu Yang who is so perceptive that he can out maneuver everyone socially and has martial techniques that show when people are lying can’t figure out the secret. It really doesn’t fit into the rest of the story.


      1. Can’t forget that that’s only things they tell him, not like he’s asked are you really a guy? If you can’t hold on wait till at least chapter 250 then you’ll be satisfied otherwise just sit back and enjoy the ride.


    1. He’s not really that perceptive, though – he just remembers what happened to the kingdom in his previous life.

      If he were truly supremely perceptive he would have figured out already that the prince is a woman.


  2. So “he” is a “she” ? oO
    I so it many time like everybody but I thought he was just disguised and was really a special case among males.
    But why kill all her others sisters and not her ? There were all girls, where was the difference ? Did the father choose the daughter with the better skills and leadership ?


    1. Possibly… but I think it’s more likely to be because she was the youngest and therefore the easiest to pass off as a boy, both physically and socially.


  3. A little annoying that he doesn’t realize the prince is a princess.. it’s so bloody obvious from the story “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” (SH) 🙂


  4. I’d forgotten about this lie-detecting technique, if I ever noticed it to begin with… he could just go through the Pavilion and Iron Cloud asking, “Are you a spy? And what about you, are you working against Iron Cloud? How about that person over there?”


  5. Are we all forgetting how old Chu Yang is? He’s 16 years old for crying out loud!! 16!!! Why on earth is a 16 year old being made in charge of such an organization like Bu Tian Pavillion? How is it that no one thinks this is strange?

    Ahh….this nonsensical part of wuxia/xianxia novels never ceases to annoy me


  6. this is going downhill, I like the start of thi novel, but when he got introduced to the swordsman and prince(ss). his heart gone too soft lol, but why would you tell your full story to a person you only meet the other day. I’m gonna read till 100 chap, I’m gonna drop this of nothing interest me anymore


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