Chapter 165 – You Are Too Needy!
It had been only one day since Ye Nan-Tian left the north. The king was aware of it already. He held the letter that was delivered by the Million Miles Eagle and made a long sigh.
He was hoping that Ye Nan-Tian might think more about the country and stayed in the north.
Even though he had always known it was like a dream, he didn’t give up the hope. Now that the truth was right in front of him, he could only sigh.
At the moment, the three princes were at his side.
They all heard the king say something clearly.
“All these years, there have always been just several men in Ye Nan-Tian’s house. It should have been suppressed by other clans long ago, yet it has always been fine in the capital. Do you know why?”
“The other clans never made any real troubles these years, even though they are a bit out of restraint.”
“Now things have become different. And the changes began when you three started to be against each other.”
“If anybody tells me that Ye Xiao’s misfortune has nothing to do with all of you three… I won’t believe it.”
“You’re eagerness for the throne… may have led to the fact that… the hundreds of years old Kingdom of Chen is collapsing because of this son of a general.”
At the end, the king sneered, “If the kingdom collapses, what is going to be left for this throne though? You are still fighting for the throne, but if the kingdom falls, do you think you can have the right to even kneel under this throne?”
And then the king shouted in a deep voice, “Get the hell off here if you understand.”
The Crown Prince and his brothers left the place hurriedly filled with cold sweat.
‘Do you think you can have the right to even kneel under this throne?’
That was like a thunder striking above their heads at the same time.
It had stricken the three of them so bad like they were over-burned.
The king of course knew about the fights among the three princes. He had punished those officials, yet didn’t condemn the princes. However, what he said had just made a clear warning to them.
[I know whatever you three have done.
This is a warning.
Or you may see it as a notice. If the kingdom truly falls, then you three…]
The three princes stood at the door of the palace. They looked at the reports coming to the Cheng-Tian Hall of the Royal Palace one after another.
They looked at every bearer’s face and hoped that they could find any positive expression. Because that might mean they had gained victory somewhere…
As long as they had won any battle, it meant there was a chance they were winning the war. It would make everybody in the kingdom feel stronger.
However, all the bearers were in a hurry with sweats and sorrow.
The four battles were falling at the same time.
That was a real tense situation.
Even though they knew they should delay the time of the war, they had no idea how to.
The Kingdom of Chen was a super kingdom that had been dominating the whole Land of Han-Yang, yet it actually seemed to be falling down within only over ten days.
Maybe the kingdom had just escaped the fate that it would fall.
Several days ago, the king had just announced that the Kingdom of Chen would become the exception of the collapsing dynasties in the history. Now it was like a big joke to everybody.
The main cause of the current situation actually was a well-known foppish young lord.
Human beings had always been toys to the gods.
The king was in the study room. After dealing with some reports, he frowned and shouted with an order, “Send a group of the sky-level guards of the inner hall to the General’s House. They should protect Ye Xiao and make sure he stays alive till the moment Ye Nan-Tian returns.”
“Yes.” A voice promised outside.
The king looked at the war reports with a bitter smile and murmured, “Even if you want to fight against me, I… I should let you see your son for the last time after all.”
And he sighed again.
“Even if you don’t really see me as your brother, I have only sworn brothers to others for once.”
“If you want to leave, I won’t stop you. If you stay… Brother, if your son dies, will you stay?”
The king’s face was covered by sorrow.
A foppish young lad was the reason of all this.
Lord Ye, Ye Xiao surely didn’t know how big a trouble he had made recently.
Because of his Uncle Song’s help, he didn’t even play a wounded man in the house.
He was in the Ling-Bao Hall enjoying the feeling of being the Monarch.
The breaking news in the whole kingdom was surely with a title like ‘Ye Xiao is dying! Nan-Tian is coming back!’ The second piece of news should be all the other forces began to attack the Kingdom of Chen. The third one would be that there showed up a Monarch in the Ling-Bao Hall Salesroom all of a sudden.
The most interesting thing was that this Monarch, Feng Zhi-Ling, was just an unknown man.
Nobody had expected that the powerful Ling-Bao Hall, which had always been a powerful presence in the world, would suddenly have a new boss, the Monarch. For so many years, nobody was able to challenge the Ling-Bao Hall.
Ling-Bao Hall officially put it clearly that the Monarch was a position that was even higher than Wan Zheng-Hao.
That meant Ling-Bao Hall had changed their chairman.
That was quite a piece of breaking news.
“Ok. That’s the plan of the next auction.” Ye Xiao spoke blandly to Wan Zheng-Hao, who seemed to be excited with a glowing face.
“Good, good, good! That’s awesome!” Wan Zheng-Hao was thrilled, “With all those beautiful objects, I am so going to clean up all those rich guys’ pockets… Otherwise, I must be wasting my life in this business…”
“How much do you think we can make?” Ye Xiao asked.
“Well it really depends…” Wan Zheng-Hao looked at the objects displayed in front of him one by one. His eyes lit up and he was short of breath. He said, “These things are in such a high range. They will surely bring us a huge amount of money.”
Ye Xiao spoke casually, “I know. Can you give me a rough number?”
Wan Zheng-Hao thought for a while and said, “All these things will at least bring us several billions… other than some treasures and priceless materials.”
Ye Xiao nodded, “That’s fine.”
Wan Zheng-Hao looked at him admiringly and he seemed a bit embarrassed, “Master Feng, you are really a broad-minded man. You know what. What you are going to earn at one time is equal to what I could earn in ten years.”
Ye Xiao spoke surprisedly, “What? No way. How can you earn just that little?”
Ling-Bao Hall was a well-known wealthy place. Ye Xiao thought that what he had brought this time were although dramatically valuable, still shouldn’t be precious enough to move the heart of the boss of the Ling-Bao Hall. Wan Zheng-Hao had been serving Gu Jin-Long for over a thousand years after all. Even though he was just a servant, he was a thousand years old servant.
[He asked me ‘how can you earn just that little’?
Comparing to billions of money?]
Wan Zheng-Hao was shocked.
He looked at Ye Xiao and opened his mouth like he was about to cry, “Well… What do you expect me to say as a response?”
Ye Xiao spoke with a deep voice, “I can only tell you it is not a huge number you were talking.”
Wan Zheng-Hao opened his eyes widely, “Master Feng, you are not kidding, are you? I am talking about several billions regardless of the treasures and materials.”
Ye Xiao sighed and spoke, “Hey… There is something you just cannot understand.”
He was a bit blank though.
[I think I have underestimated Gu Jin-Long’s narrow mind. Wan Zheng-Hao has been serving Gu Jin-Long for such a long time, yet his knowledge is still the mortal world’s level.
He didn’t understand at all that many things in the Qing-Yun Realm are much more expensive than billions in this world.]
“Wan, you don’t need to care too much about it. When you have experienced enough, you will understand it. Let’s stop the discussion about the auction now. Listen. Don’t you think that with our power, it seems to be wasted to just do auction business?” Ye Xiao pointed at the forces map of the Land of Han-Yang that was taken out by Wan Zheng-Hao. He frowned, “We plan and plan, and we just earn that little money. You are the boss of the Ling-Bao Hall. You actually acted like that when you merely heard the number of several billions. It really shouldn’t be like this.”
Wan Zheng-Hao was stunned. He didn’t know what to say. [My business should be the kind that is the best in the world. Several billions should be a huge number that most people will never have the chance to see, yet it seems to be so little for my new boss…
What the hell?]
Wan Zheng-Hao spoke with a bitter face, “Master Feng, well, why did you say that? We… I mean… Ling-Bao Hall has a full range of customers, which were mostly the martial forces in the Land of Han-Yang… Well, it took me a thousand years to have such an achievement though… I have no hobbies, you know, except for making money…”
He sighed, “I can always make the official forces feel good about our existence, but I have always been afraid that if we go too far, we might get destroyed. I really wouldn’t want that to happen.”
Ye Xiao spoke blandly, “What if I tell you that from now on, no matter what we do, there will be no bad results returned to us. How about that?”