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Soaring The Heavens - Chapter 98

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Chapter 98: The Snowy South Edict (4)

Translator: Kelaude Editor: Milkbiscuit

’’That's right! The Manor Head had originally wanted to investigate further into the matter...’’

Qian Zifeng spoke until this point, before peering about his surroundings and changed into

transmitting his voice, ’’Yet afterwards, a man from Suppressing Second Palace, said to be

serving by the side of the Palace Lord, personally took a trip down to South Edict Manor. I have

no idea what kind of pressure Manor head was under, but after the visit, Mano Head

immediately ordered Mountain Chieftain Xiong to stop investigating. I reckon that the incident

wasn't done by the upper echelons, and was instead, done by someone related to them. After

being called out by someone above, Manor Head didn't dare to look into it further to avoid a

ripple effect. That City Lord Huang had truly died in vain.’’

’’Suppressing Second Palace...’’ Miao Yi muttered.

There were ten manors under the rule of Suppressing Second Palace and South Edict Manor was

one of them. Just how was Suppressing Second Palace connected with this incident? This made

Miao Yi extremely baffled, completely confused and unable to make head or tails of it no matter

how much he thought about it.

Firstly, let's not mention the fact that two murderers suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Miao

Yi acknowledged that he did not have any kind of relation to Suppressing Second Palace. He

didn't even know where the palace gates of Suppressing Second Palace were facing, let alone

finding someone to plead for him.

However, it was good that he had washed his hands off the matter. Who cares what palace it is?

They were all too distant for him. Miao Yi asked for more details, ’’Just now, the person at

Mountain Chieftain Xiong's side was Chun Xue right?’’

’’Correct!’’ Qian Zifeng nodded his head, and then questioned closely, ’’Are you interested in

her?’’

Immediately, Miao Yi winked as he said, ’’I'm just envying Mountain Chieftain Xiong's good

taste.’’

’’Oh...Oh...’’ Qian Zifeng and Zhou Liqin promptly looked at each other and snickered, revealing

a look that implied that they were all men, so they understood very well and dropped the

subject.

After uncovering so much news, Miao Yi was fully aware. He deeply felt that it was definitely

worth spending a 'small token'. Otherwise, who would sneakily tell you about the private

affairs of the upper echelons behind their back?

Xiong Xiao slowed the speed of his mount and turned to cast a backward glance. Dismounting

from his dragon steed, he peered about the surroundings before giving a slight nod of his head

to the two Cave Masters behind.

One of the two Cave Masters was called Fan Renfang, while the other was named Fang Ziyu.

They went over to take orders at once.

Who knew Xiong Xiao would instead laugh, ’’I wonder if Manor Head will take out some prizes

to make everyone slightly bustle with excitement this year.’’

Fang Ziyu laughed along with him, ’’It's the first year. I figure the liveliness can't be avoided.’’

’’True.’’ Xiong Xiao nodded his head. Soon after, his lips gave a slight twitch as he transmitted a

message to the two Cave Masters under him.

Abruptly, both of their expressions changed. But when they saw Xiong Xiao's cold and stern

eyes sweeping towards them, they cupped their fists together.

Xiong Xiao turned on his heels and walked towards the direction of the Grand Hall alone, as the

others did not have the qualifications to enter.

After, the two Cave Masters exchanged glances with each other speechlessly, they gradually

turned to look towards the direction of the mountain gates...

As Xiong Xiao predicted, after perfectly receiving the Orbs of Will from within the realm of

South Edict Manor over the next two days, Yang Qing was extremely happy. So in front of all his

subordinates, he announced that as prizes of good omens, he would give twenty lower grade

Orbs of Will to see whoever, out of the hundred Cave Masters under his administration, would

be able to snatch it away.

Behind the mountain range on the right of South Edict Manor was a prairie, but currently it was

blanketed by the dense, heavy snow.

The chilling wind was biting cold. A large group of people were riding their dragon steeds, their

figures standing tall from halfway up the mountain. Manor Head Yang Qing was positioned in

the center, with the respective Mountain Chieftains under him at his sides.

More than a dozen dragon steeds rushed headlong onto the snowy path, their hooves quickly

drawing boundaries on the snowy ground to partition it into individually distinct areas; so that

each of over a hundred Cave Masters would be able to have a showdown in their respective

areas to determine whose skill was greater.

There were twenty Orbs of Will acting as prizes; they would be divided into three ranks. The

first rank could obtain ten Orbs of Will, while the second rank would get six orbs, and the third

rank would get four orbs.

Which also meant that, only three people out of the hundred Cave Masters from South Edict

Manor would be able to claim the reward, but the respective Cave Masters were still eager to get

in on the action.

Because it didn't matter whether they could get the reward, as long as they could reveal their

skills to overthrow a number of opponents, even if they lost in the end, it would still be a

glorious defeat. They would be able to bring honor to their Mountain Chieftain. Perhaps they

would also get the opportunity to be in an important position should they be highly regarded by

the Manor Head.

Preparations were being made on this side, yet Yang Qing's attention was drawn by a scene

unfolding from afar. He caught sight of Miao Yi, wearing a grand-looking cloak that was

flashier than his, the Manor Head. He was unsure of what Miao Yi was currently conversing

with Qing Ju about after he found her, looking as though he was imploring her about some

matter. Qing Ju was so amused that she covered her mouth to laugh until her shoulders

quivered, looking very delighted.

’’What kind of joke are you two talking about? Come here to say it so I can listen too.’’

The moment Yang Qing's words left his mouth, he immediately attracted everyone else to

follow his actions to look.

Qing Ju turned around to face him and bowed slightly, before extending out her hand to invite

him as she said with a smile. ’’Cave Master Miao, Manor Head has summoned. It is better if you

ask for a favor from the Manor Head personally.’’

Looking embarrassed, Miao Yi said, ’’Little Auntie, you should let me have some honor left. How

could I bear talking about this matter in front of everyone?’’

Qing Ju half-frightened him by replying, ’’Manor Head is waiting. If you don't go over now, you

will anger Manor Head, then I'm afraid that you will really not be able to bear it!’’

’’I...’’ Miao Yi did not know how to react. He could only trail behind her with a bitter look on his

face.

The reason why it had come to this was in fact because after Miao Yi had asked Zheng Jinlong

what battling for good omens was all about, he immediately felt there was no need for him

participate in something like this.

All the respective Cave Masters were apparently with a cultivation at White Lotus Fifth Grade

and above. Earlier on, he had already experienced first-hand the kind of strength the White

Lotus Fifth Grade was at from Qin Weiwei. It was definitely not something that a mere White

Lotus Second Grade cultivator like him could withstand.

Although he wanted the prize, it had nothing to do with him, so why should he come out to

disgrace himself?

Hence, he had thought of ways to find Qing Ju, and privately requested Qing Ju to accommodate

his request so that he, the Cave Master of East Arrival Cave, would not participate. But in the

end, he was targeted by Yang Qing.

After walking to before Yang Qing, Miao Yi was too ashamed to speak out so he stood there

faltering. Was it wrong for him to preserve his reputation? With so many people listening

attentively, how could he not be embarrassed?

Finally, Qing Ju was still the one who explained the cause of her mirth, leading every single

Mountain Chieftains to instantly burst into laughter. The gazes that each one of them threw at

Miao Yi seemed to be saying, 'Seems like a brat like you still has some self-awareness.'

Yang Qing also shook his head, chuckling incessantly as he finally understood why Qing Ju had

been covering her mouth and laughing so jovially.

Amongst everyone on the scene, only Qin Weiwei could not bring herself to laugh. It was easy

for those from the other mountains to laugh outright as they weren't the ones being disgraced.

The reputation that the Great Cave Master Miao was disgracing, unfortunately, was her Mount

Calming Sea's....

Qin Weiwei held an icy cold expression on her face, a cold more severe than the chilling

weather. She shut her mouth tightly and avoided looking at Miao Yi, to stop herself from losing

her temper should she catch sight of him!

Miao Yi was also furious. 'Am I, your father's low cultivation hilarious? Wait for me to try

cultivating for a couple of hundred years like you guys and see...'

’’Seems like you very much know your limitations. It's not like you can't withdraw from this

either.’’ Yang Qing looked towards him with downcast eyes, obviously hinting something.

Miao Yi raised his head to look, praying that he would by all means please not make things

difficult for him...

Yang Qing then said expressionlessly, ’’I think you haven't forgotten about the incident where

you bribed Qing Mei and Qing Ju in my presence? ’’

Upon hearing that, Qing Ju was unable to restrain a smile and Qing Mei, who was usually wellreserved

also couldn't help smiling.

The others were shocked to find that this bastard actually had the audacity to dare commit

bribery with the Manor Head's personal handmaidens in the Manor Head's presence?

’’Um...’’ Miao Yi did not what to say.

But suddenly, Qin Weiwei turned her head to look, her cheek flushing red with anger, he hadn't

just done this in front of her face, and actually had the audacity to do the same to Manor Head

as well? How would she, the Mountain Chieftain of Mount Calming Sea, endure this?!

Having experienced being humiliated in succession, Qin Weiwei could not contain her anger

anymore. She pointed at him and began to bellow furiously, ’’Miao Yi, you...’’

Yang Qing seemed to have anticipated her reaction, so he gently raised his hand to stop her. His

gaze locking onto Miao Yi, he asked, ’’Where is the present you promised me?’’



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