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 "Look at this. This is clearly Number One's handwriting. And King of Hell Chu even used our Invisible Falcon to send this note here...!" Diwu Qing Rou said, "If it was anyone else, they would assume that Number One is still safe and there is nothing wrong. But King of Hell Chu's opponent is me, Diwu Qing Rou! King of Hell Chu would absolutely not be so optimistic as to think that I would believe in this note!"

"With this piece of paper and a few fragmented phrases, he thinks he could fool me? If that is the case, I would have been dead countless times." Diwu Qing Rou continued, "Therefore, King of Hell Chu would not dare think this way. But why did he still go through with it? There is no doubt; he did it to insult us!"

At this moment, the bitterness in Diwu Qing Rou's eyes disappeared; it was replaced with a fighting spirit. He had finally met a worthy opponent!

"This is a challenge! A challenge from King of Hell Chu to me!" Diwu Qing Rou emphasized, "And he was sure that I would accept it! In that, he has the upper hand."

"But prime minister, you could just ignore it. Let him miss!" Han Bu Chu spoke up.

At this time, Gao Sheng no longer looked down on Han Bu Chu. In fact, there was a look of admiration on his face.

Han Bu Chu was an impulsive person. Plus, he never thought deeply on issues. That was why Gao Sheng always looked down on him. Gao Sheng never understood why Diwu Qing Rou allowed Han Bu Chu to participate in every meeting. In Gao Sheng's eyes, Han Bu Chu was not fit to take part in these high-level meetings. Moreover, if he was Diwu Qing Rou, he would have kicked this punk out a long time ago.

But now he finally understood. Amongst the three of them, Han Bu Chu was the terrifying person! If Han Bu Chu did not say it in such an obvious manner like this, Gao Sheng would never have realized it...

Han Bu Chu always presented an opposing view. And that opposing view would be something that people could easily think of. And each time Diwu Qing Rou explained the reasons behind Han Bu Chu's opposing views it made people feel: Ah... So that's why! The prime minister is truly wise!

This was an excellent tactic!

Lowering one's self to raise Diwu Qing Rou's legendary fame. Someone like that was not dumb! He was definitely no fool!

While I was thinking that he is foolish, he was also thinking that I am foolish!

Sure enough... (walkthejianghu.com)

Diwu Qing Rou replied, "I cannot ignore this because it involves my reputation. It involves the hearts of all of Great Zhao's people, especially those working for the ministry!" Diwu Qing Rou continued speaking profoundly, "You should know that Number One has a lot resources for King of Hell Chu to mine. If Number One doubts us or become disappointed of us... What do you think would happen?"

The other three had a cold sweat right after hearing this. Han Bu Chu shuddered and could barely stand. He bowed down and said deeply, "The prime minister is truly wise! I am ashamed for my small-mindedness! The prime minister's teaching was extremely sobering; I feel as if I just came out of a daze... Please forgive me!"

Oh god! You are clever...! You are talented...!

Gao Sheng internally praised him nonstop. If it was before, he would have haughtily called him: "Butt kisser!"

But today, he finally understood. Diwu Qing Rou was teaching them, and these silly and foolish statements of Han Bu Chu kept the rest of them from feeling distant from Diwu Qing Rou.

"Therefore, I cannot ignore this one move of King of Hell Chu!" Diwu Qing Rou continued, "Moreover, I must rescue Number One! But that would mean cooperating with King of Hell Chu's plans! I am afraid King of Hell Chu has already set up a dragnet, waiting for our people to crawl in. And right now, we have no choice but to crawl in! This is why King of Hell Chu is powerful. This is why he managed to seize the opportunity first!"

"Besides, if we don't rescue Number One, King of Hell Chu would definitely use this to say that I, Diwu Qing Rou, am a cold-blooded person who has forsaken his hardworking subordinate, who can easily toss aside someone who did so much for him... Once these words spread around the world... the impact would not be small on the people as well as the military and court officials...!"

Diwu Qing Rou spoke calmly.

"So we must rescue him! But the issue is... how do we rescue him?" Han Bu Chu, the best wingman stood out and asked. He made a show of contemplation and asked a question everyone wanted to know the answer for.

This guy is really amazing!

Gao Sheng was in awe!

With such a line of questioning, he directed everyone's attention to that issue... This lightened Diwu Qing Rou's work load... Plus, it also made them think that Diwu Qing Rou had planned things exhaustively. Even those who were against Han Bu Chu became unwittingly persuaded by him...

"Yin King master has already arrived at Iron Cloud. The main task of Yin King master is to kill King of Hell Chu, then support Number One." Gao Sheng said, "Looking at the current situation, I am sure that Yin King master would not be able to rescue Number One, but the opportunity to kill King of Hell Chu is still there. I believe we should patiently wait two more days for news from Yin King master. At that time, regardless of whether we were able to kill King of Hell Chu or not, we will continue discussing the matter of rescuing Number One."

He smiled and continued, "Haste makes waste. If we continue to rush like this, I am afraid that not only won't we be able to rescue Number One, but we will suffer a great loss as well; it will do more harm than good."

When he said these words, Diwu Qing Rou thoughtfully looked at him.

Diwu Qing Rou had already thought of these things, but he would never say them himself. If he were to say them, it would make him cold-blooded... There was the matter of a great general suffering under the enemy's clutch... Therefore, it must be said by his tacticians."

However, he did not expect that the first one to say these words would be young master Gao Sheng, youthful and lacking in restraint!

"This is a possible solution... but there are some issues!" Diwu Qing Rou replied, "Number One is suffering right now... The longer we wait, the more he will suffer as if he was in hell... How can I bear..."

"Prime minister, this issue cannot be rushed... We know how you feel about Number One, but... this is the most prudent approach." That wingman made his appearance once again, acting as if he was afraid Diwu Qing Rou would put out some irrational decision.

"Alright! Give orders for one Command Horse Rider and eight high level Black Horse Riders to be on standby. Once we receive news from Yin King master, they will have to move immediately! Using the most powerful method to quickly bring Number One home and kill King of Hell Chu; do not be concerned with anything else!" Diwu Qing said definitively, "I want you to prepare two strategies. If King of Hell Chu dies, what should we do? If he doesn't die, how could we salvage the situation?"

The three complied.

"One more thing... Place King of Hell Chu on the list of most dangerous characters in Iron Cloud; place him at the same level with Tie Bu Tian and Tie Long Cheng. Hang it on the "kill list" in Golden Horse Riders Department."

Diwu Qing Rou slowly continued, "We cannot allow this person to grow any further. If he grows, I am afraid he would truly be King of Hell for our Great Zhao..."

Diwu Qing Rou's countenance remained calm and at ease, but internally, he cruelly thought to himself: King of Hell Chu, you might be smarter than other people, but there are some things that cannot be done with intelligence alone. Your trap might be able to hold a tiger, but I am sending two dragons!

No matter how smart you are, your foundation in Iron Cloud is still too weak.

Kill list in Golden Horse Riders Department! The three people were shocked; their bodies shuddered.

Everyone on the kill list in Golden Horse Riders Department was considered dangerous enough to Diwu Qing Rou. Their names were only removed if they were dead. As long as they were alive, their names would remain there! Moreover, no matter who they were, if a person managed to kill someone on that list they would immediately be given a title in the royal court, or even become a general in the battlefield. Such generous rewards were a great temptation to everyone!

Each person in Golden Horse Riders Department eyed those names with great desire...

Tie Bu Tian and Tie Long Cheng's names had been written up there already. It was unimaginable that King of Hell Chu, who had just shown his talents, was given Diwu Qing Rou's "special honor" so quickly!

Of course, Chu Yang had no idea that he had become a hotshot in Golden Horse Riders Department. And he especially did not know that his head had increased in value; so much so that it could an ordinary person to the clouds with wealth and riches for more than a lifetime. This was an extremely great temptation!

If he knew about this, he would probably bring a head to collect the reward as well...

Currently, he was extremely busy. That day, after he collected the gambling debt, Chu Yang had essentially obtained an ill-gotten fortune!

While there were not many of the extremely rare medicinal herbs in the royal palace, he did manage to get a few... While they were not the nine great mysterious herbs, they were still hard to come by.

After Nine Tribulations Sword was done swallowing them, Nine Tribulations Pill became more than half of a pill. Another one fifth and it would be complete.

The rest of these herbs were used by Nine Tribulations Sword. It sent everything into Chu Yang's meridians. Right now, Chu Yang was cultivating these herbs. With their potency, it would be enough for him to breakthrough continuously to fifth grade Martial Artist. The power in these herbs was massive...

However, Nine Tribulations Sword kept strict control over his level, and kept him at first grade Martial Artist. Plus, it did not allow him to cultivate with such great herbal power. Instead, it just let it flood his meridians!

You want to increase your level? Fine! Train! Fight! Only once you fully understand your grade one Martial Warrior state will I allow you to go to second grade!

This strict responsibility made Chu Yang grouchy to no end! If he could breakthrough a few grades at a time that would be enough for him to protect himself... According to his guess, whoever was coming to take his life would have to be at least a grade nine Revered Martial Artist. He might even be a King level master!

Without power, how can I fight? With my current power, my traps would probably catch a few cats. How will I catch tigers? This type of trap... would only make tigers angrier!

Chu Yang was now organizing his harvest from the royal palace. Once he was done, he could go out and immediately become the Dark Night Challenger. He could fight nonstop in order to be enlightened...

These rough days were hard to go through... Chu Yang sighed internally, but his eyes gleamed!

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