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Chapter 0556: Ning Cheng’s Revenge
Quickly bringing in the cultivator bearing the news and introducing him to Yue Shang, they found that it indeed was a young Celestial Novice Cultivator; moreover, this fellow had not even cultivated to the point of condensing a Celestial Wheel.
Yue Shan did not feel the need to ask about this news-bearing cultivator’s cultivation. Moreover, he did not even wait for this cultivator to speak before asking with an anxious tone, “Quickly, what information do you have? Where did you get it?”
This Celestial Novice Cultivator showed a terrified expression before coming forward and offering a salute. He then carefully spoke, “I just arrived from River Mound City; when I was purchasing some medicinal pills from River Mound City’s Moon Charge Merchant House, I happened to notice a Celestial Bridge Senior trying to sell a few talismans to the merchant house. He had taken out a bunch of talismans, among which was a pair of weapon-shaped talismans. Initially, I did not care about it; however, when I reached Lucky Heaven City, I got to know about the demise of Yue Clan’s genius, Yue Huangfu. It immediately made me think about the Celestial Bridge cultivator trying to sell talismans; I thought maybe those talismans had something to do with Yue Clan…..”
“Pop.” Yue Shang’s foot kicked the jade table in front of him turning it into ash before he clenched his teeth and spoke, “Daring to kill my Yue Clan’s disciples, daring to sell our talismans in River Mound City, courting death are we……..”
Every Yue Clan’s cultivator sitting in the hall gave out a unified murderous aura. They truly hated the cultivator who killed Yue Huangfu. Now that they obtained some news about the murderer, how could they keep themselves restrained?
A Celestial Shatterer Cultivator wearing scarlet robes immediately stood up and spoke, “Uncle Shang, I think we should immediately move to catch this fellow and then force out where he came from, and then exterminate all the people that have any kind of relationship with him.”
“Hmph.” With another cold snort, a Celestial Gatherer Cultivator, sitting beside Yue Shang, stood up and spoke, “Uncle Shang, this person with a Celestial Bridge Cultivation, dared to move against our Yue Clan’s genius disciple. Presumably, this fellow comes from a low-level True Cultivation Planet. I think that Junior Apprentice Brother Min has the right idea; however, it is not enough. If we killed everyone who had something to do with him, others would only think of our Yue Clan as a bully.”
Seeing all the people in hall concentrating their gazes on him, the Celestial Gatherer Cultivator continued, “I propose that in addition to killing all the people associated with this fellow, we must also destroy this low-levelled planet and let everyone know the consequences of offending our Yue Clan.”
Ning Cheng, acting as the information-bearing Celestial Novice Cultivator, felt utterly shocked in his heart. This son-of-a-bitch really stretched the limits of ruthlessness. His revenge only involved severing the inheritance of Yue Clan, without touching the frail elderly members and the children. However, these bastards actually intended on wiping out an entire planet. An entire planet, even with a small population, would still contain at least a few billion people. Yet, in these self-righteous bastards’ eyes, such action was no different from eating or sleeping.
The corner of Yue Shang’s mouth revealed a hint of cruelty. Even if no one proposed it, he would have found a way to extinguish this low-levelled planet. Daring to kill Yue Clan’s Premier Genius, this planet did not need to exist anymore.
“What does that bastard look like?” Yue Shang’s vision once again fell on Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng quickly took out a portrait and handed it over, “I drew this from memory. I just reached Lucky Heaven City, so this fellow might not have left River Mound City.”
Yue Shang took the portrait from Ning Cheng’s hand. Seeing a sharp-chinned cultivator, he frowned slightly. This person looked somewhat familiar. However, he did not overthink it. Sweeping his gaze past everyone, Yue Shang spoke up, “I’m going to River Mound City right now, and should be back in an hour at most.”
River Mound City was quite close to Lucky Heaven City. With Yue Shang’s cultivation in the Undead Realm, returning in an hour would not feel like a strange thing.
“Uncle Shang, why don’t you take a few disciples with you?” A Yue Clan disciple, who looked a little older, quickly spoke up.
Yue Shang laughed and spoke, “It’s just a trivial cultivator in the Celestial Bridge Realm, nothing that I have to consider seriously.”
He had examined the location of the battle and had concluded that this cultivator in the Celestial Bridge Realm and Yue Huangfu should have fought for a long time. As such, how could someone like him feel afraid of this fellow? What’s more, when it came to River Mound City, he would not even have to do anything by himself. Just a word to the City Master and someone would automatically capture the murderer.
If even Heavenly Emperor Striking Order had to give Yue Clan some respect, why would the others dare not to show them the same respect?
Before Yue Shang left, he nodded to the two Celestial Gatherer Cultivators by his side and spoke, “Yue Hai, take care of things here.”
After he finished, he then glanced at Ning Cheng once again before quickly leaving the hall.
“Many thanks for coming here with the information.” After Yue Shang left, the Celestial Gatherer Cultivator, called Yue Hai, spoke to Ning Cheng with a friendly tone.
Ning Cheng hurriedly waved his hand and spoke, “No, no, this is what I should do.”
“Right, do you have any family? Where do you live? Who else knows that you are here?” Yue Hai asked a few questions with the same smile over his face.
“I’m just a rogue cultivator. I do not have any family. Without other family members to provide for, feeding one person is the same as feeding the family. In any case, no one knows of me coming here.” Ning Cheng showed an embarrassed smile; at the same time, he also picked up a few scheming signs with his Spiritual Consciousness.
Yue Hai felt satisfied with Ning Cheng’s answer and nodded before speaking, “That would be great; however, we are sorry that we can’t pay you. It’s not that we don’t feel reluctant to part with celestial coins, but one must remain alive to spend it……”
Ning Cheng showed a surprised look and asked, “Why?”
He truly felt a bit surprised. Although he came bearing information with different motives, Yue Clan was also a famous clan, so why would they feel reluctant to part with some celestial coins?
The Celestial Shatterer Cultivator wearing scarlet robes, who spoke earlier, looked dismissively at Ning Cheng and spoke, “Just a trivial Celestial Novice Cultivator, and yet daring to collect the one billion green coin reward?”
Ning Cheng suddenly spoke up, “I see, it’s because you said something about destroying a planet. You’re afraid that I would spread it around and ruin Yue Clan’s reputation.”
Yue Hai showed a faint smile, “You said it yourself. Since you brought us the information, then you should also solve it yourself. It’s a good thing that no one knows that you came here, it’s also a good thing that nobody knows you.”
If Yue Clan destroyed a planet, they could let others speculate that Yue Clan had done it; however, they could never allow any evidence of Yue Clan’s involvement to see the light of the day.
“Alright.” Ning Cheng suddenly spoke, “Oh yes, did you know that Yue Huangfu died by my hands?”
When Ning Cheng spoke the last sentence, the Treasured Thunder Spear suddenly appeared in his hand; at the same time, his Celestial River Domain also frantically swept out. Dozens of Spear Shadows split open the surroundings and filled every inch of the area with a horrifying flame-infused Spear Intent. This Spear Intent also brought forth a sharp murderous intent as spear shadows tore through space to reach their targets.
He could already bind Yue Huangfu without much effort, so these low-levelled cultivators did not pose many difficulties. During that instant, Ning Cheng’s authoritative domain stretched out and covered all the Yue Clan cultivators present in his hall; at the same time, none of the cultivators managed to react in time.
It was not until Ning Cheng’s Treasured Thunder Spear pierced through the five Celestial Gatherer Cultivators did the rest of Yue Clan disciples finally managed to react. Frantically trying to stretch out their domains, they brought out their weapons and wildly charged towards Ning Cheng.
At this time, Ning Cheng completely ignored people discovering his secrets and brought out his Everlasting Blue Thunder City. The even brighter projection of the Blue Thunder City blocked the bombardment from over a dozen weapons, while Ning Cheng’s spear spewed forth more and more flame traces.
“Poof-poof-poof…..” Blood splashed all around, while continual sounds of shattering dantians resounded all around Ning Cheng.
It was a fight without resistance. After Ning Cheng killed the five cultivators with the highest Celestial Gatherer Cultivation under his formidable Celestial River Domain in just an instant, the Yue Clan cultivators in the hall could no longer organise or pose any resistance.
The Celestial River Flame tore open a path while burning through flesh, leaving behind only a dozen or so life essences. At the same time, no sign of slaughter escaped due to Ning Cheng’s soundproof restrictions.
“My Yue Clan has nothing to do with you, yet you kill people from my Yue Clan without any reason, even using such vicious means….” Yue Hai yelled out while grinding his teeth.
Ning Cheng spoke with an ice-cold tone, “If your Yue Clan had caught me, would you have let me off easy? Your Yue Clan would even go to the point of killing the messenger; it only serves to show that your clan is just a bunch of trash. Now I will only ask you a simple question, who among you knows from where the Five Elements Treasure Fall Copper Coin came; otherwise, I wouldn’t mind letting you suffer a bit more.”
“You came here for the Five Elements Treasure Fall Copper Coin?” Yue Hai seemed to have understood something.
Ning Cheng did not even bother to answer the question and allowed the Celestial River Flame to rage.
“I know, please, senior. Show some mercy.” Ning Cheng had not thought that the Celestial Shatterer Cultivator wearing scarlet robes would break down and speak up at this moment.
The Celestial River Flame under Ning Cheng’s control immediately burst out, wiping out more than ten life essences, leaving behind only this scarlet-robed Celestial Shatterer Cultivator.
“Speak, if what you said makes me unhappy, I will roast your life essence for seven periods of seven days.” Ning Cheng’s tone grew colder and colder. If not for him being unable to use Soul Search to obtain complete information, he would not have bothered to question this scarlet-robed cultivator and would have directly used Soul Search.
The scarlet-robed cultivator quickly spoke, “Yes, yes… The Five Elements Treasure Fall Copper Coin came from one of our Yue Clan’s disciples, Yue Yangzhi, who came from a low-level planar boundary. That Yue Yangzhi came from a Qin Wu City in the Ink Essence Planet. He said that this Qin Wu City had a female cultivator by the name of Shi Qionghua…..”
Ning Cheng then heard that Qionghua, to return to the Sifting Orchid Star, had tasked the Yue Clan to help refine a talisman. However, when he heard that Yue Clan schemed against her, resulting in her and Yue Clan perishing together, Ning Cheng almost spurted out a mouthful of blood.
That bastard Yue Yangzhi not only robbed the Five Elements Treasure Fall Copper Coin, he even used his Void Cleaving Talisman to enter the starry skies. This fellow had some good luck on his side and managed to find a starry skies’ airship in less than ten years and reach the Die Yuan Star. As for the rest of the things, even if this scarlet-robed cultivator did not say, Ning Cheng had already learned about it from Yue Huangfu.
However, Ning Cheng still did not know that Shi Qionghua had spent a few decades helping the Yue Clan find the materials for refining the talisman. One could even say that Shi Qionghua was the main reason why Yue Yangzhi could refine the Void Cleaving Talisman. If Ning Cheng knew about this, he might have gone completely crazy and torture every life essence in this place.
Yue Shang carefully went through every corner of River Mound City but could not find even a single hint about this Moon Charge Merchant House and immediately felt something amiss. How could a puny Celestial Novice Cultivator dare lie to him? Even if it were a lie, one would not make up a merchant house.
Not finding this Moon Charge Merchant House, Yue Shang once again recalled Ning Cheng’s words. He recalled that Ning Cheng spoke and looked very respectful when talking to him, an Undead Realm Cultivator. However, he could not help but feel like something was wrong about it. A Celestial Novice Cultivator while talking to a cultivator in the Undead Realm would usually refer to latter as ‘senior’ and himself as a ‘junior’. However, that fellow spoke to him using a direct form.
Besides, even if it were a cultivator in the Celestial Bridge Realm who killed Huangfu, why would that fellow sell Yue Clan’s talismans in such an open manner; moreover, in a place this close? Even if that fellow wanted to sell them, how could that fellow let a puny Celestial Novice Cultivator discover it? Because Yue Shang was in a murderous mood, he unexpectedly had not paid much attention to the flaws in the act.
There definitely was a problem with that Celestial Novice Cultivator. Suddenly, Yue Shang thought of something, recalling the words ‘Moon Charge Merchant House’, did those words not sound similar to ‘Murdering Yue Merchant House’? This fellow definitely was an enemy of the Yue Clan. Thinking of this, Yue Shang did not feel like loitering around in River Mound City. Frantically rushing out of River Mound City, he immediately headed towards Lucky Heaven City.
[TL Note: Moon Charge Merchant House (司月商楼 – Si Yue Shang Lou) and Murdering Yue Merchant House (弑越商楼 – Shi Yue Shang Lou) almost have the same phonetic pronunciation.]