Chapter 1016: The Assassination outside Misty Cloud Pavilion
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Within a two-story private pavilion slightly closer to the Misty Cloud Pavilion, there was a table with wine and food placed on it. Currently, there was only Qian Gan Xue seated here.
His plump body sat on a stool. It was rare that he was not accompanied by any beauty or female servant. As he drank, he would look outside the window absentmindedly. His gaze was cast in the direction of the distant Misty Cloud Pavilion. He was clear how important the assassination plan this time was, at least for him since his life was at stake! Failure was not an option.
‘I only have a single chance. If I fail, the entire Ying Shan Clan will be infuriated, and it is impossible for me to find a second chance. My master will no longer give me another opportunity either.’ Qian Gan Xue thought.
The door to the private room was pushed open. A slim teenager entered. This thin teenager seemed to give off a Unity realm aura. He was carrying a short blade to which he casually waved it in the air.
The eyes of Qian Gan Xue brightened when he saw the person. He immediately stood up and began fawning on the other party: “Brother Nian!”
“Mn.” The teenager found a random place to sit, “Are we starting the operation soon? I have stayed here in the Ardent Fire City for five million years ever since I accepted this mission of yours.”
“It has been tough on Brother Nian. Right now, that child is within the Misty Cloud Pavilion.” Qian Gan Xue said, “Chun Yu Feng, Ying Shan Lie Hu and the rest are all accompanying that child right now. In a while when he exits, that’ll be the time we act.”
The surrounding location was isolated from the external world. It was impossible for others to spy on this conversation.
The thin teenager nodded: “Rest assured. By then, I’ll simply kill off that one called Ying Shan Xue Ying.”
“Brother Nian, this matter relates to the life of this little brother, so everything will have to depend on Brother Nian.” Qian Gan Xue could not help but blurt out.
“Hmph, I do not care about your life. It is fine as long as you remember to pay me another 12 million cosmos crystals after the operation.” The thin teenager said.
Qian Gan Xue nodded: “Definitely.”
This time, the crux of his plan lay in this terrifying assassin ‘Nian Jiu’ whom he hired from the Black Devil Great Lake Nian Jiu. He had to pay a total of eight million cosmos crystals when he first employed the other party. If the assassination failed, the matter would end as it is. If the mission succeeded, he would have to fork out another 12 million cosmos crystals! In other words, it cost a total of 20 million cosmos crystals just to hire this single person if the assassination succeeded.
Yet in reality, Qian Gan Xue only had a total of 15 million cosmos crystals with him.
For the sake of this assassination plan.
He had spent finished all cosmos crystals he had with him which he earned as payment for goods. Everything was spent clean just by spending eight million cosmos crystals on hiring the assassin and on other preparations! Even some of his earnings had been used. If the mission succeeded, he still had to save more over a period to get back what he used. He even had to borrow more cosmos crystals from the other fellows within the sect of his master.
‘As long as this assassination plan succeeds, everything will be worth it. Master might even greatly bestow me with more treasures in his delight.’ Qian Gan Xue thought.
Two hours, four hours.
The sky started darkening.
Qian Gan Xue accompanied Nian Jiu to drink. The two of them did not really speak during this period.
“Mn?” Nian Jiu looked outside.
‘He is out.’ Qian Gan Xue felt his body shivering. There was a crowd of people coming out from the Misty Cloud Pavilion, of which most of them were escorting that white-robed handsome young man.
“He is truly a handsome young fellow, though there is no point mentioning about his strength. I can simply stomp him to death. I am only afraid of Marquis Ardent Fire who should have prepared many methods to protect him. It’s a pity that he’ll die for certain when I act.” Nian Jiu took a step before arriving on the streets outside the window. He walked on the streets casually, becoming one of the ordinary members amidst the cultivators.
Qian Gan Xue held his breath. He was really nervous.
The moment that would determine his fate had arrived!
“Everything has been prepared. The moment he arrives at the checkpoint, act directly.” Qian Gan Xue transmitted.
The eight dragon beasts pulled along the carriage across the sky. Ying Shan Lie Hu brought along his son on his carriage with great delight and grandeur. As for Tian Yi Zhi, the female servant Yan Yu and others, they were standing by the side. Even more protectors and attendants were waiting around the place.
The carriage was moving at a rapid pace.
“My son, the Misty Cloud Pavilion is unlike others right? Haha, this is also the first time bringing you here. There are many more tastes which I have yet to bring you over to try.” Ying Shan Lie Hu giggled, “In the future, my son can also come here yourself. We are cultivators! We should experience all kinds of things including the fairer sex! This is also cultivating the heart.”
“Sir Lie Hu.” Tian Yi Zhi said gravely from the side.
Ying Shan Lie Hu was slightly startled. He awkwardly responded to Tian Yi Zhi: “Elder Tian, I am merely saying it. Those are just words. But it isn’t wrong to say that one could temper one’s heart in the world of mortals.” Ying Shan Lie Hu immediately felt regretful after that and wanted to hit his mouth. Because the words he mentioned would likely be reported to Grandpa Marquis by Tian Yi Zhi.
Xue Ying merely listened from the side. He remained nonchalant.
Suddenly, he glanced to a distant pavilion with slight shock. Ever since he started comprehending the profound mysteries from that spear body and came up with the domain technique, his grasp of the void became really amazing. Even during regular occasions, everything within this region would be within his perception. Xue Ying discovered someone familiar within.
‘Qian Gan Xue?’ Xue Ying saw that plump male seated by the window of that pavilion. The stout male was also looking in his direction. When Xue Ying looked over, Qian Gan Xue even revealed a grin.
“Hmph.” Xue Ying no longer cared about him.
Because of the matter regarding the female attendant Yan Yu, he had ordered someone to investigate the other party before and knew this Qian Gan Xue was someone who conducted shameful businesses. Xue Ying would definitely disregard such character.
The surrounding void shook. The vast region was being suppressed.
“Not good.” Tian Yi Zhi felt astonished. He immediately transmitted to everyone, “Be careful. The surrounding void is being suppressed. We can’t teleport away.”
“What!” Ying Shan Lie Hu began panicking at that moment.
Two streams of light immediately shot out from the crowd of cultivators located down the streets. Tian Yi Zhi and the nine personal guards began condensing silver armor over their bodies with great familiarity. The light of the armor fluctuated, causing a silver glow to flash out. It turned into an enormous silver sphere that covered the carriage where Xue Ying was at. No matter what technique the assassins threw–the two streams of light or the diffusing fog of poison, Tian Yi Zhi and the others were resisting against them.
The void shook.
“Assassination? Someone actually dared to assassinate my son?” Ying Shan Lie Hu lost color on his face. He was even panicking at that moment. Even though he had protectors, they were far inferior to those protecting Xue Ying.
“Father, father, assassins are trying to kill Xue Ying!” It was rare for Ying Shan Lie Hu to contact Marquis Ardent Fire personally. During ordinary occasions, he would not dare to disturb Marquis Ardent Fire. Nevertheless, Marquis Ardent Fire had already obtained the transmission from Tian Yi Zhi. Even though he was much shocked, the distance here from the Marquisdom was far, Even if he could teleport, there was a limit to the distance he could do so, and rushing over would take the time taken to brew a cup of tea.
Even if he rushed over to the vicinity, teleportation had been locked down in the surrounding, forcing him to fly over. Hence, it would be hard for him to save them.
A furious roar reverberated in the world.
World energy began surging in the place. It rapidly condensed and formed a figure. This was the incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire, though he was merely forming it by relying on the World Energy and it would take some time.
“Marquis Ardent Fire, it is pointless for you to send your incarnation over.”
A thin teenager flew over and clashed against that huge silvery-white sphere formed by Tian Yi Zhi and the nine personal guards. During the clash, the skinny teenager divided into six bodies. Each of them unleashed a frightening aura that was not any weaker than the incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire. Within the blink of an eye, the combat array formed by Tian Yi Zhi and the rest were shattered.
“Prince, be careful!” Tian Yi Zhi anxiously shouted.
“Good!” Not too far away, that plump male ‘Qian Gan Xue’ who was watching the battle from above the pavilion clenched his fist excitedly. His fingernail had pierced into his flesh, though he did not care about it. He was on cloud nine, “He is indeed Old Devil Nian!”