Everyone became silent.
"Bu Chu, is the Office of Defense done with their tally?" Diwu Qing Rou said with a sigh.
"It is done." Han Bu Chu was slightly hesitant. He let out two dry coughs and said, "This number is probably not accurate..."
"Speak." Diwu Qing Rou said quietly.
"Yes. These past three days, the number of Jiang Hu travelers increased..." Han Bu Chu swallowed and stole a quick glance at Diwu Qing Rou's countenance, "The other day, the number of Jiang Hu people increased to about over a thousand. Yesterday, Jiang Hu people increased to about four thousand people. Cough... cough... cough..."
"What about today?"
"Today... today... Until noon today, the number of Jiang Hu visitors has... surpassed thirty thousand!" Han Bu Chu was sweating profusely, "There are also numerous people rushing to get to Continent Center. It is expected that before we close the citadel gates tonight, the number would reach fifty or sixty thousand people."
Everyone became crestfallen from shock by this terrifying number.
Within these past few days, news about Underworld Saber and Ask the Heavens Sword rose like wildfire all over Great Zhao. The number of treasure hunters coming into Continent Center Citadel also increased more and more.
Ten days ago, there was only a few dozen or a hundred people. Right now, the number had unexpectedly increased by tenfold each day...
"This situation is extremely grim!" Diwu Qing Rou frowned, "King level leader Jing!"
Jing Meng Hun bowed and said, "Please give me your orders, sir."
"Golden Horse Riders Department must move to capture the person holding Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber! We must have this saber and sword in our hands and not let them cause trouble on the outside!"
"Understood!" Jing Meng Hun nodded.
"This is probably the only way to put out the fire. Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber have already had their effect. Completely dissolving it is not possible!" Diwu Qing Rou sighed, "We can only keep them in our hands. The people will be restless for a while; after nothing turns up, they will disperse themselves..."
Han Bu Chu sighed, "But it would still be a long period."
Diwu Qing Rou frowned, "How goes the mission at Beyond the Heavens Sect?"
Jing Meng Hun's forehead was flooded with sweat, "Cough... cough... They came back yesterday... But Meng Chao Ran is not killed. Instead, our people... lost two ninth grade Revered Martial Masters."
Diwu Qing Rou frowned and said, "Beyond the Heavens Sect is that powerful?"
Jing Meng Hun's forehead was thoroughly drenched in cold sweat.
Diwu Qing Rou had always been gentle. Ordinarily, a frown would have already been extremely dangerous. Yet, today, not only did he frown, he unexpectedly took a few deep breaths as well. His emotion was exceedingly bad.
"Because... as they were about to go in for the kill, two mysterious swordsmen suddenly appeared." Jing Meng Hun explained.
"Two mysterious swordsmen?" Diwu Qing Rou laughed softly, "When they were going in for the kill? King level leader Jing, Golden Horse Riders Department needs to be straightened out."
"You are right, Prime Minister." Jing Meng Hun did not have anything to say. In this mission, success was completely in their grasp. Before the two mysterious swordsmen appeared, it could be said that they had countless opportunities to kill Meng Chao Ran.
However, to keep their strength, those two ninth grade Revered Martial Artists did not give the order to kill with everything they had; so they allowed their chances to pass by.
In fact, it could be said that right from the beginning, they would have been able to kill Meng Chao Ran if they had used deadly techniques with him.
But those infinite possibilities became impossibilities right after those two mysterious swordsmen appeared.
Diwu Qing Rou's words meant just that. While Diwu Qing Rou never showed any disappointment toward him, misunderstanding Diwu Qing Rou's meaning would be a total misfortune...
Speaking of this matter, Jing Meng Hun also hated King of Hell Chu to no end.
If it was not for the fact that King of Hell Chu was devious and caused one of Golden Horse Riders Department's King level leader to die and the other to be disabled, If they could have had one King level leader in this mission against Meng Chao Ran, it would have been foolproof.
But currently, they highest level people they could send out were ninth grade Revered Martial Artists! It could be said that all of this was because of King of Hell Chu!
"In almost half a year, more than half of the spy network in Iron Cloud Citadel had fallen into the hands of the enemies! One King level leader lost his life and the other is now disabled. Almost fifty martial experts at the leadership level in Golden Horse Riders Department died in Iron Cloud Citadel!" Diwu Qing Rou said softly, "Even Number One died there. Right after, our mission against Meng Chao Ran and Beyond the Heavens Sect failed when it should have been a success!"
Jing Meng Hun kept his head low.
Diwu Qing Rou slowly continued, "Golden Horse Riders Department, over this half year, has not have one successful mission!" His voice was stern and cold.
"This time, with Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber... I hope Golden Horse Riders Department will not disappoint me!" Diwu Qing Rou said calmly, "King level leader Jing, you will have to give this a little more of your attention."
"Understood!" Jing Meng Hun responded loudly.
"Prime Minister, Number One's family... they have been sent over by Tie Bu Tian." Han Bu Chu brought up this subject to distract Diwu Qing Rou a bit. And for that, he received a thankful look from Jing Meng Hun.
"Number One's family..." Diwu Qing Rou looked a bit wistful. He thought for a long time before speaking, "Bu Chu, make the arrangements. No matter what they need... Treat them with the same decorum as royalties. Understood?"
Han Bu Chu bowed in response.
"Gao Sheng, are there any issues between your Gao clan and the Ji clan?" Diwu Qing Rou asked slowly.
"Both of our houses are clans in Middle Three Heavens. But one is in the south and the other is in the north; the distance between each other is very far. We don't have any grudges or disputes." Gao Sheng said.
"Hmm, if that is the case, you will deal with young master Ji Mo. While you are at it, check his background." Diwu Qing Rou said softly, "As for Rui Bu Tong, have you heard of this person's name?"
"Never." Gao Sheng thought for a long time and said, "I have never heard of a Middle Three Heavens clan with the surname Rui."
"Hmm..." Diwu Qing Rou thought for a little and said, "With this person, you need to pay careful attention... See if this person could be an incarnation of King of Hell Chu."
Gao Sheng was surprised, "An incarnation of King of Hell Chu?"
Han Bu Chu and company were also startled!
"This possibility is not too high." Diwu Qing Rou said, "However, according to our prior speculations, King of Hell Chu will definitely come to Great Zhao. How would he do this? What identity would he use? We need to think about all of these things..."
"Even if that Rui Bu Tong is not King of Hell Chu... King of Hell Chu will certainly contact the two of them..." When Diwu Qing Rou said this, his speech was a bit broken showing hesitation and indecisiveness, "Gao Sheng, this matter will depend on you. If you could catch King of Hell Chu, then their fate is sealed!"
Gao Sheng's eyes flashed, "Rest assured, Prime Minister. If this Rui Bu Tong is indeed King of Hell Chu, he would not escape from my hands even if he grows a pair of wings!"
"Mm, but you have to pay attention not to use your clan's background or get into direct conflict with them." Diwu Qing Rou said calmly, "In considerations for your clan, you must not break... the rules."
"Split up and do your work. Han Bu Chu, you will be in charge of this matter." Diwu Qing Rou said, "Yun He will assist you. Gao Sheng will be in charge of contacting the clans. King level leader Jing will take care of the Jiang Hu people. King level leader Yin will take care of... some secret matters."
Currently, Ji Mo and Rui Bu Tong were lying about in Cheng Yun He's manor. With their legs up, they were talking and drinking tea with great delight.
There was something Chu Yang was wrong about; even Gu Du Xing was wrong as well.
After Ji Mo and Rui Bu Tong caused such an uproar, the two immediately started to gather up wealth.
On the way, countless wealthy households were cleaned out by Rui Bu Tong.
Gu Du Xing's estimate of a few millions was too low! In fact, Ji Mo only followed behind Rui Bu Tong and got some leftovers, but he already amassed a few million.
When they left Iron Cloud, the two only brought a small bag. Right now, they had to use a carriage. Inside were all bank notes!
Furthermore, Rui Bu Tong had also stolen quite a few strange and rare items. The two people were now carrying an air of new money. On Ji Mo's wrists, there were actually two purple jade bracelets. The cap on his head was also adorned with a large pearl, a luminous one.
Along the way, the two stuffed their mouth with countless delicacies. Their bodies had unexpectedly increased in size.
When they had nothing else to do, they pulled out Underworld Saber and went around killing some people and causing trouble. Generally, they led this wave of chaos and excitement toward Great Zhao.
Finally, the two punks quietly marched their way toward Cheng Yun He's place and ignored the uproar in the Continent Center Citadel; they ate and drank as if there was nothing.
This alone was enough to show that they were much cleverer than the two coolies, Dong Wu Shang and Luo Ke Di...
This was indeed the second young master of the Ji clan whose skill in laziness had reached its pinnacle.
"Ji Mo, tell me, in this cold weather... what's fun to do?" Rui Bu Tong was admiring a purple jade horse he accidentally picked up from Cheng Yun He's bedroom. He loved it so much that he did not want to put it down, "Stealing like this all the time is no fun at all."
"No problem, your third brother just looks at a pile of money and feels pleasure." Ji Mo smiled, "Just keep stealing for me."
"I wonder if big brother will come here." Rui Bu Tong rolled his eyes.
"Shut up!" Ji Mo glared, "Stupid, what nonsense are you speaking?"
Rui Bu Tong immediately became muted. If other people learned about King of Hell Chu's whereabouts, it would be a big disaster.
"People! Send two beautiful girls to massage us now." Ji Mo stretched his neck and yelled loudly.
After some time, as second young master Ji Mo almost fell asleep from being massaged by the maid, Cheng Yun He returned.
"Young master Ji...?"
"What is it?"
"Cough... cough... There is a young master here who claimed be an old friend of yours." Cheng Yun He looked at the punk who did not even want to lift his eyelids. He really wanted to kick this guy out. Is he not a second young master? I am taking care of you out of respect for the Ji clan, but you are really pushing it...
"Call him in!" Ji Mo's eyes remained closed as he waved his arm and spoke arrogantly. That kind of attitude was like an emperor ordering a eunuch.