Otherworldly Evil Monarch - Chapter 250
Chapter 250: Locked Onto Their Respective Targets
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
Li You Ran was entrenching his position step by step whenever he spoke, and was drawing Hai
Chen Feng into an ambush. Hai Chen Feng was a seasoned Sky Xuan expert and was usually
calm. However, he had suddenly gotten angry, and had started behaving violently because of a
few spoken words.
This scheme of Li You Ran was as profound as the ocean. He was indeed a formidable enemy.
Jun Mo Xie was certain that Li You Ran would eventually stop bidding if Hai Chen Feng would
continue to blindly increase the price. He felt so because if it were him, he would've compelled
the price to rise high, and then retreat at the opportune moment.
[Your plan was really good Li You Ran. It's a pity that you met Hai Chen Feng... and behind him
me. And you were doomed in that. This plan would've swindled any other person to fail!]
[You are indeed worthy of applause.]
Therefore, Jun Mo Xie had decided to act decisively, and put a stop to Hai Chen Feng's impulsive
’’Ha Ha Ha... ’’ Hai Chen Feng was very experienced in worldly matters. And although Li You Ran
had riled him up for a while, he had instantly gotten back his bearings with just a small
warning from Young Master Jun.
It was extremely embarrassing for Hai Chen Feng to imagine himself standing atop the table.
This was a disgrace to his identity as a Sky Xuan expert. Nevertheless, the lofty and towering
Hai Chen Feng suddenly burst into laughter, ’’The Li Family is worthy of being called 'one of the
greatest families of Tian Xiang City'! It is indeed incomparably rich! He He He, I am a mere
gang leader. Who am I to provoke the Imperial Preceptor's family? He he. These fifty bottles
aren't the only ones with this wine. Keeping in mind Young Master Li's reputation, I will
withdraw from this bid since he is so determined to get this batch.’’
He calmly stepped down after saying this. Then, in the middle of this gathering, he cupped his
palm towards Li You Ran as the corners of his mouth rose in a faint smile. ’’Young Master Li is
really fond of this wine. Therefore, I congratulate you for your successful bid in the first round
of this auction.’’
A few words had completely turned an awkward situation around. And those words were truly
Li You Ran was astonished for a moment. Though no one could make that out since his
expression was hidden by the veil he was wearing; not a single ripple of the storm broke past
Li You Ran was completely puzzled. Hai Chen Feng was falling into his trap. In fact, it had
seemed that he preparing to shout ten million judging by the degree of his emotional upheaval.
However, Li You Ran had never expected that the leader of Jin Yang Gang would stand down and
beat the drums of retreat at such a crucial time. [How is this possible?]
[Do I want the wine? This is a joke! Of course the wine is important to me, but I know that the
first two rows are bound to get their fill. In fact, they won't even have to spend a very high
price. They may even get it at the base price. How many bottles have I obtained after spending
these precious five million silver taels?]
Li You Ran felt that a matter had not gone according to his calculations for the first time in his
life. [But Hai Chen Feng's anger didn't seem false. So what's going on? Could one really control
themselves in the nick of time? Not only did he withdraw form this meaningless struggle, but
he also prevented hurting himself from hurting his reputation. He was almost about to prove
that he uses force to bully people... ]
[Hai Cheng Feng surely doesn't have such insight, right?]
[Is there a skillful person behind him who might be providing instructions? If there is someone
who stopped him when they saw the matter getting out of hand... what method were they using
to transmit their instructions?] He was completely puzzled.
This troublesome train of thoughts ran in his mind for a period of time. Li You Ran was staring
blankly at first, but he was then obliged to smile and act cordially the next moment. He got up
and cupped his hands calmly. He then said, ’’I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Gang
Leader Hai for allowing me to win this bid.’’
He laughed gently in self-ridicule before continuing, ’’I figure that this young master has fallen
into his own trap. Gang leader Hai understood the dirty game I was playing. I admire gang
leader Hai's wisdom. I hope to seek the brilliant Gang Leader Hai's wisdom whenever I get the
Upstairs, Jun Mo Xie could not help but sigh, [Li You Ran handles matters in a watertight
manner. He is extraordinary!]
A person discerning this matter would see that Li You Ran had deliberately tried to disrupt the
bidding. Moreover, it was clearly visible that he had raised the price in a way which would
certainly embarrass Hai Chen Feng. Everyone jeered at him when his plan unexpectedly failed,
and he had to spend a monumental five million silver taels to obtain those fifty bottles.
However, Li You Ran's manner of speech suddenly became very frank. He had then taken
responsibility for his actions, and admitted defeat with a smile. This act demanded a lot of
courage and strength of character.
The two black clothed men behind Princess Ling Meng looked at each other. Their eyes were
full of admiration, ’’He adapted to the situations as they arose. This Li You Ran is some guy! He
is a rare individual in this generation,’’ Mr Wen smiled as he said this in a low voice. ’’Could it be
that you don't think him to be clever?’’
The other black robed man was the current Emperor of the Tian Xiang Empire. His vision was
sharp and profound. He answered in an equally low voice, ’’Indeed, I think he is quite worthy.
However, the man behind Hai Chen Feng is even more commendable. He gave his instructions
without leaving a trace; no trace will be found even if you look for it. Moreover, I believe that
person's wisdom is in no way inferior to Li You Ran's. In fact, it's possible that this man may
even be better than Li You Ran!’’
’’Another man behind Hai Chen Feng?’’ Mr. Wen did not understand.
’’Mr. Wen, think. Li You Ran's words had pushed Hai Chen Feng into a very perilous trap. He
knew that Hai Chen Feng would compete when he raised the price by five hundred thousand.
However, he had left Hai Chen Feng with no choice but to get angry when he added just a single
copper. Moreover, Hai Chen Feng was in a completely confused state of mind. And then Li You
Ran added only two coppers in his third bid. Hai Chen Feng was already unable to restrain his
anger by then. It was improbable that he would think clearly from there-on. He was likely to
become a 'mad bull blinded by anger' and would've resolutely charge forward. In fact, he would
charge stubbornly even if he up against a thick wall which was had to break through.’’
Mr. Wen closed his eyes and looked back at everything that had happened. He realized that it
was true. Hai Chen Feng had forgotten the manners of a Sky Xuan expert, and had gone into a
fit of rage. Shockingly, he had jumped on top of his table in extreme anger; completely
disregarding his image. It had seemed as if he was about to explode.
’’He then jumped on to the table, and said this, 'You, boy, you go too far! I... ' After that, he
suddenly stopped. This is the point when one usually doesn't stop. It was as if a massive river
had been suddenly halted in the middle... by something. Then he calmly stepped down from the
table, and cupped his hands to admit defeat. This was an exceptional counterattack. In fact, it
can even be said that this was a very dangerous counter attack.
’’Just figure this; Li You Ran isn't looking around the hall. I reckon that he and I have the same
suspicion. Therefore, nobody can understand what sort of an enlightened person that man is.
Or what kind of method he is using to instruct Hai Chen Feng. This is why I said that the man
behind Hai Chen Feng is truly difficult to deal with. Whether it is his wisdom... or his
extraordinary methods,’’ His Majesty the Emperor smiled.
Mr. Wen evaluated at the situation accordingly. Li You Ran was deliberately not looking all over
the place. However, he was still spying around secretly. He naturally couldn't keep this hidden
from Mr. Wen's eyes.
His Majesty's eyes were sparkling with the splendor of his wisdom and foresight, ’’Wen, if you
or I were in Hai Chen Feng's place, and were receiving such insults we also would not have
been able to control ourselves. Wouldn't you agree? That is why I believe that Hai Chen Feng
was stopped by someone else. And that person chose a very suitable moment to act. He caused
that Li You Ran to suffer by making him incur a huge loss. This person may be the main reason
behind Hai Chen Feng suddenly taking control of the Jin Yang Gang. He He, the original leader
of this gang was called Jin Feng Lie, right?’’
Paying attention to a great many events, the country's Emperor had surprisingly remembered
the name of the head of an underworld faction one could say that the Emperor was truly
’’I also suspect that this person may be the true organizer of this auction,’’ The Emperor's
expression was a bit cold. ’’We might be able to glean some information about this person if we
observe Hai Chen Feng.’’
Mr Wen looked at Hai Chen Feng. His eyes were shining as he said, ’’If that doesn't work, this
old man will seize Hai Chen Feng and interrogate him slowly. This old man can extract
information from him even if he is strong and hard-headed.’’
Mr. Wen's tone was simply too much. Hai Chen Feng was a Sky Xuan expert. Only a few people
were stronger than him. And now this person was talking about capturing and interrogating
’’Hai Chen Feng is the Blue Master's apprentice.’’ His Majesty smiled, ’’We cannot provoke the
Blue Master. In fact, we must not provoke him. The gains we will achieve will not make up for
our losses.’’ Then he leisurely looked at Tang Yuan, ’’There are many methods which can be used
to gather information.’’
Li You Ran indifferently deposited the money he was required to pay. And he did it under the
public eye. A man from the Aristocratic Hall followed him, and made preparations for handing
over the wine. Li You Ran, however, took a seat and rested in peace.
’’This Li You Ran is a formidable character,’’ Young Master Jun concentrated as he looked at the
man downstairs. To him, that man was a definition of a threat. And according to his accurate
intuition, the threat from Li You Ran was actually quite huge.
Jun Mo Xie couldn't allow any threat to exist owing to his instinct as the number-one assassin
in his previous life. Especially something that could threaten his life. Usually, his first thought
in such situations was to destroy the threat.
Jun Wu Yi smiled as he intentionally-or-otherwise looked in the same direction, ’’Li You Ran is
the eldest grandson of the Imperial Grand Preceptor. He is also the leading figure amongst the
Li Family, the Meng Family and many other smaller families' younger generation. He has never
attended this kind of an event before, Mo Xie. He is here in person to show face in Grand
Preceptor Li's stead.’’
’’I do not care about their face. Their face can be as big as an ass. It has no meaning as far as I
am concerned,’’ Jun Mo Xie smiled. ’’What I genuinely care about is... him spending that much
money,’’ A ray of light flashed in his eyes as he said this.
[I must keep Li You Ran in my line of sight!]
Hit-man Jun had secretly decided.
The first batch of the fifty bottles had been sold for an unexpectedly high price of five million
silver taels... and two coppers. Tang Yuan was very excited as he brought out the second batch
’’This person bids one million silver taels for those fifty bottles. I don't know who else will
increase the price?’’ Hai Chen Feng stood up once again. He was more than qualified to make
It was only natural that he would make this bid. Moreover, it would be considered very strange
if he didn't make any more bids.
’’I bid one million five hundred thousand,’’ A sharp and sweet sound resounded; it did not sound
too urgent... nor did it sound too slow.
Everyone turned to the source of the sound and were surprised to see that it was Princess Ling
Meng. She had unexpectedly bid such a high price!