Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 371: Eight towns
Many disciples of Azure Dragon Sect quickly went out to investigate the situation, and very quickly, reports piled up in front of Azure Dragon Lady.
The situation was even more serious than expected. In just a few hours, a large number of soldiers and civilians were killed outside Azure Dragon City. All of them were infected by a nameless plague and died of heart and lungs failure in a short time. Encountering Plagued Archfiend, average people who didn’t cultivate met their doom, even Daoist Master realm experts were unable to endure. Approaching even a little closer, they would be easily infected by that terrifying plague.
Even after dawn, Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu was still sitting behind the desk and was personally browsing through intelligence report, presiding over the overall situation to deal with this challenge.
According to the reports of scouts, at least 50,000 people were killed inside Azure Dragon Prefecture in the space of a night. Some small towns became ghost towns overnight, and people stopped breathing during the sleep.
The wanton massacre of Plague Archfiend brought along a deep pressure and challenge to Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu who had just rose to power. However, at this time, Azure Dragon Lady displayed her mature and superb skills. Taking advantage of this crisis, she calmly eradicated the underlings and supports of Azure Dragon Sect Master Long Fei. Many fellows who considered themselves the best in the world in former days were sent out to gather intelligence or hunt down Plague Archfiend, then disappeared from the world. Some died in the hands of Plague Archfiend and some fell into the ambush of Azure Snake Daoist Master, living corpse Old Han and others.
As for Ye Chuan, he was sitting at one corner of the study, slowly sipping a tea while watching the means of Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu. The latter wielded her power capriciously, she pretended to be a weak woman and calmly eradicated dissidents, and then grasp the real power step by step. This inwardly surprised him. Zhu Sijia was also good at organizing and controlling the overall situation, and she could handle affairs in a clear-cut manner, but compared to Azure Dragon Lady, she was still a lot more inexperienced. She was not sly and persevering like the latter.
If any other woman was in her place, then after suffering such humiliation of Azure Dragon Sect Master Long Fei for ten years, she might have also become sly and preserving like current Azure Dragon Lady. Without being sly and preserving, she wouldn’t have survived until now, waiting for such a magnificent moment of now!
Looking at dignified and serene Azure Dragon Lady who was busy bustling about from the side for a while, Ye Chuan felt relieved in his heart.
Sensing the gaze of Ye Chuan, Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu looked up and putting down the document in her hands, she walked over. Then, she personally poured a cup of tea and softly said, “Noble son Ye, I greatly troubled you.”
“It’s nothing troublesome, I have just been drinking tea, I have done nothing at all, so there is no trouble. On the contrary, Lady, don’t exhaust yourself.” Ye Chuan looked at Azure Dragon Lady who had not slept for the entire night, thus, the latter clearly look haggard, appearing very weak. But, who could think that such a weak woman had the skill to produce clouds with one turn of the hand and rain with another.
“What did nothing?”
Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu looked at Ye Chuan and her complexion became slightly red. Clearly, she had twisted the meaning of Ye Chuan. And she softly added, “Noble son Ye, I am very sorry, originally I promised to properly entertain you, but……”
“No hurry, no hurry, the future is long, we have plenty of time. Eh, Lady, I say……” Ye Chuan suddenly noticed that the more he spoke the worse it was, thus, he stopped speaking.
Azure Dragon Lady chucked and said, “Noble son Ye, I have a good news and a bad news here. Which one do you want to hear first?”
“Good news, I like to listen to the good news, it would be best if there was no bad news.” Ye Chuan replied.
“With the help of Old Han and others, all the underlings of Long Fei are almost completely eradicated. Azure Dragon Sect has basically fallen into my hands and the circumstance is stable. The progress is smoother than expected. In addition, taking advantage of the death plague outside the city, I used a small trick with the corpse of Li Guang Han. And now, other than Azure Snake Daoist Master and Old Han, no one else knows noble son’s whereabouts, even the people with discerning eyes would find it hard to calculate that you are behind his death.”
Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu was very meticulous, in the space of a night, she had arranged many matters. She paused for a bit and added, “Now that Azure Dragon Sect has returned to my Murong Clan again, we can develop with a peace of mind, moreover, we can coordinate with noble son’s Cloud Mist Sect from afar and help each other. Hereafter, if noble son needs anything, feel free to ask. Although Azure Dragon Sect has nothing much, there are numerous merchants in Azure Dragon Prefecture. Perhaps, we can provide some daily essentials to noble son, in addition, we can develop cooperation in resources, trade, intelligence and so on aspects.”
Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu had a clear vision. In this power struggle, she had demonstrated extraordinary means to quickly eradicate dissidents. Her means was shrewd and ruthless. But, she was sincere towards Ye Chuan, like love for a person extends even to the crows on their roof, she was willing to develop cooperation with Cloud Mist Sect. Originally, with the power of Azure Dragon Sect, it would have disdained to cooperate with Cloud Mist Sect, this third-rate sect which was on the decline since long ago.
“Fine, thank you, Lady. Hereafter, for this kind of matters, look for my junior apprentice sister Zhu Sijia. There are also very many specialties in Cloud Mist Mountain Range, and Cloud Mist Sect has always been good at refining various kinds of pills, I believe we can also help Azure Dragon Sect in many aspects.” Ye Chuan nodded his head. Of course, he didn’t reject the cooperation with Azure Dragon Sect. And added, “Lady, then what about the bad news? Does it has to do something with Plague Archfiend?”
“Yes, it is related to Plague Archfiend. The current situation is anything but reassuring. It is far more serious than we have expected. Take a look at this.”
Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu turned around and spread out a map in front of Ye Chuan and said, “Noble son Ye, look, this place is Azure Dragon City. And here are the most flourishing Azure Hill Town, Azure Tree Town, Azure Water Town and so on eight towns in the vicinity with at least the population of one million. But, in the space of a night, Plague Archfiend had caused so many casualties, once he reaches these eight towns and spread his death plague in these densely populated areas, then that would be troublesome. And unlike ordinary sects, Azure Dragon Sect stretch over both secular world and cultivation world. The population of the secular world is the foundation of Azure Dragon Sect. If we let Plague Archfiend indulge in a wanton massacre like this, then the foundation of Azure Dragon Sect would suffer a serious damage. According to the report of a scout, very unfortunately, Plague Archfiend is moving towards those eight towns. And after massacring these eight towns, if he continues to head towards the south, then he will reach noble son’s Cloud Mist Mountain Range.”
Azure Dragon Lady picked up a pen and drew a large arrow on the map. From Azure Dragon City, that arrow crossed eight towns, pointing straight to Cloud Mist Mountain Range where Cloud Mist Sect was located.
Ye Chuan carefully looked for a while and his complexion changed.
Now, Plague Archfiend was not only the number one enemy of Azure Dragon Sect, but he also vaguely threaten Cloud Mist Sect that was several thousand li away. For an average person, 8,000 li was very far away, but Plague Archfiend could cross that distance within a night. Moreover, at this moment, Flame Devil, Old Demon of Mount Yin and Nan Tiandu, all great experts of Cloud Mist Sect were assembled here in Azure Dragon City. Once Plague Archfiend kill all the way to Cloud Mist Sect, Zhu Sijia alone would not be able to stop him. Even if these three experts were present there in Cloud Mist Sect, he feared they might not be able to stop him!
“Lady, then what is your plan?” Ye Chuan solemnly asked.
“Azure Hill Town, Azure Tree Town, Azure Water Town and so on eight towns are the foundation of Azure Dragon Sect ever since the ancient times. According to the legend, the founder of my Azure Dragon Sect has left behind an ancient restriction, Eight Azure Dragons Battle Formation. The might of this restriction is very powerful, absolutely can kill this Plague Archfiend, or at least seal again. Merely, the cost of activating this restriction is somewhat big. We need to sacrifice 800,000 highest grade crystal stones, 180,000 people in prime and 800 Xiushi realm elite disciples.” Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu said. Her voice was somewhat dejected. Although Azure Dragon Sect was big, this price was still somewhat difficult to bear.
“I can provide a portion of crystal stones.” Ye Chuan said and his voice was similarly dejected. He could think of a way to provide crystal stones, but 180,000 people in prime and 800 Xiushi realm disciples, he couldn’t do anything about it. If he sacrificed 800 elite disciples, then he feared that the inheritance of Cloud Mist Sect would be broken.
“Okay, noble son Ye, I have already sent some people to go out of the town to stop Plague Archfiend to the greatest extent and attract him to Eight Azure Dragons Battle Formation. Tonight, we will make a move. I don’t know if I will still be alive after tonight, so, noble son Ye, let me serve you once more.”
Azure Dragon Lady Murong Feihu sipped a mouthful of tea, then pushing Ye Chuan down on the big chair, she gently took off his clothing while kissing his chest.
This small study slowly heated up like a torch.
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