Yesterday after Su Mu heard what Huang Xuan said, he immediately sent people out of the city to investigate Tian Guohai and the leader of the southeast army. And the result was, there was indeed some clues to be found.
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Tian Guohai accepted Shi kingdom’s 100,000 shi of grain and grass supply aid, and the southeast army was directly a puppet controlled by Shi kingdom.
The temperature in the study room dropped instantly.
When Su Mu got the detailed information about Shi Ran’s life, he had to admire the other in his heart.
Shi Ran was sent as a political hostage to the Wu kingdom at the age of seven. During this period, he was no different from any other hedonistic son of the privileged class of nobility, but he won the heart of Princess Hongyun of Wu kingdom. After the death of the emperor of Shi, Wu kingdom helped Shi Ran ascend the throne of the Shi kingdom.
After returning to Shi kingdom, Shi Ran completely revealed his wolfish side. None of his 23 brothers escaped his claws, and among Shi Ran’s uncles, only a few useless ones were allowed to live. The entire royal family of the Shi kingdom was cut by more than half by him.
In just fifteen years, Shi kingdom had grown from a vassal state of Wu kingdom to a giant that could compete with Wu kingdom.
Shi Ran was indeed a ruthless person.
Su Mu’s eyes were as sharp as a knife, and he sneered as he looked at the information in his hand: “Unfortunately, you met me.”
Throwing down the report in his hand, Su Mu called out to the door: “Call Shi Nuo to come over.”
A moment later, a young man in black walked into Su Mu’s study and knelt down: “Chen, Shi Nuo, pays respects to Your Highness.”
Su Mu walked out from behind the desk and looked at Shi Nuo indifferently: “Kill all the blood relatives of Prince Jinyang in Jinyang City.”
The handsome young man didn’t even blink his eyes, and immediately disappeared in front of Su Mu after taking the order.
Looking at the door where Shi Nuo disappeared, Su Mu’s eyes seemed to see an enemy tens of thousands of miles away. His voice was indifferent and ruthless, as if he came from the abyss of hell.
“If you want to control the pawns on my chessboard, then I will leave you with no pawns to control.”
On a night three days later, several gorgeous mansions in Jinyang City exuded a frightening and heavy scent of blood.
Shi Ran was able to control the army by controlling the people in the upper echelons of Jinyang City, but at this moment, these people were all dead. The guards sent by Shi Ran only arrived a few days ago. How could the local tyrants of Jinyang City let an outsider assert power over them?
Jinyang City was now without any master and quickly spun out of control, completely plunged into chaos. In order to fight for power, those few small fish and shrimps remaining had no intention of caring about Shi kingdom or Wu kingdom. As a result, Shi Ran could only watch the army of Wu kingdom pass through Jinyang City completely unobstructed.
“This subordinate deserve to die, Your Majesty, please punish us.” The several guards knelt behind Shi Ran and pleaded guilty.
Shi Ran stood without emotion in his eyes and said: “After you return, go to Shi Tower to receive your punishment.”
Despite having seen many hellish scenes, when they heard the word “Shi Tower”, the hearts of every one of the guards trembled.
Shi Ran looked at the army of the Wu kingdom passing through Jinyang City like a long winding snake, and knew that the plan for the Qing kingdom and the Wu kingdom to consume each other’s military strength had completely failed. There was a fierce undercurrent surging in his pupils, and a chilling smile appeared on his face.
“Unexpectedly, it would seem that I have failed by your hands. You are ruthless enough and decisive enough. Su Mochi, you once again made me admire you. In that case, I will give you a gift. I hope you will like it.”
The arrival of the Wu kingdom’s army won a decisive victory without any surprise, but the three rebel leaders Tian Guohai, Wu Ji, and Chen Zhou all remained intact in their home base. Su Mu was not knowledgeable in fighting wars, so this matter was directly handed over to Sun Haoran and Shen Wei while Shi Yan was transferred back to Su Mu’s side.
The light gauze was like smoke, the candlelight casting a warm glow, and under it all was a beauty that looked like he had stepped right out of a picturesque painting. Ye Qingfeng, who was slapped away by Su Mu for the fifteenth time, could only sit on the opposite side of Su Mu and relieve his sorrows with wine.
He stepped on the stool with one foot and supported his body with one hand, leaning back on the chair in an unrestrained posture. Opening his mouth, he poured the wine directly from the wine jug into his mouth. Droplets of wine splashed on his handsome face and slid down his throat to fall down that muscular and tanned chest. That sexy Adam’s apple moved as he swallowed, causing people to have an urge to commit a crime against him.
At this moment, Yuzhu’s voice came from outside the door.
“Your Highness, Liu Gongzi would like to see you.”
Su Mu, who was holding the brush, paused and said, “Let him in.”
Liu Xi was originally Shi kingdom’s spy inserted in the palace. Later, he defected to Su Mu’s side. It was the list provided by Liu Xi that allowed Su Mu to catch all of Shi kingdom’s spies in the imperial city at that time.
The shadow of Shi kingdom could be seen everywhere in this war, and Su Mu inevitably would want to see him and ask about it.
The vermilion door was opened, and an extremely seductive man with snow white skin and plum blossom red lips walked in dressed in red silk robes.
Liu Xi brought a plate of golden pastries to Su Mu’s side, and gracefully placed the porcelain plate by Su Mu’s hand.
A faint scent of incense reached Su Mu’s nose, causing his nerves that had been strained for most of the day to relax a little.
Su Mu picked up a piece of pastry and put it in his mouth. He leaned back on the chair to rest.
Liu Xi consciously placed his hands on Su Mu and began to knead his shoulders, gently persuading him: “Your Highness, if you are tired, take a rest. Don’t harm your body.”
His voice was low and magnetic, practically an invisible aphrodisiac.
Seeing him so blatantly seduce Su Mu, Ye Qingfeng couldn’t help but want to strangle him.
Ye Qingfeng narrowed his eyes and smiled, staring at Liu Xi dangerously: “Since you know that the Crown Prince is tired, then don’t hover around in front of him.”
Liu Xi sneered: “Don’t know who has been in the Crown Prince’s study acting like an eyesore for nearly half the day.”
Ye Qingfeng put down his wine flask with a bang, and said coldly, “You’re looking for death!”
Ye Qingfeng raised his right hand and was about to hit Liu Xi.
Su Mu, who was resting with his eyes closed, suddenly opened his eyes and scolded in a low voice, “Stop it.”
Liu Xi casted a triumphant glance at Ye Qingfeng, who had to stop, then turned to Su Mu and said, “Your Highness, don’t be angry. Ye Gongzi is a hero of jianghu and is accustomed to acting unrestrained and natural. Impulsiveness is inevitable.”
Su Mu raised his hand and signaled Liu Xi to stop.
After a while, someone came to report that the patriarch of both the Ye and Huang family would like an audience.
Su Mu had to go to the front hall to meet the guests.
Ye Qingfeng immediately hit a palm towards Liu Xi’s heart after feeling that Su Mu had gone away far enough and would not notice.
The ghost-like figure of Shi Yan seemed to appear out of nowhere to stand in front of Liu Xi and said, “Ye Gongzi, this is the Crown Prince’s Palace, please show some respect.”
Liu Xi sneered and looked at Ye Qingfeng, “Acting so arrogant, you think that this place is your Xuefeng Villa.”
Ye Qingfeng gave him a cold look and walked out.
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Huang Xuan, who could now get out of bed for a brief walk also got the news. He looked confused and wondered, “Isn’t Dad very afraid of the Crown Prince? How come this time he dared to come see the Crown Prince?”
TN: LMAO the “in-laws” are here. Poor Su Mu.
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