TN: title is an idiom that refers to remote places being beyond the reach of the central government

Su Mu slept late into the next day, only slowly getting up from the bed when the sun was high up in the sky. Only after having breakfast with Ye Qingfeng in the inn did the young master of the senior provincial official’s family bring soldiers and horses to surround the inn they were staying in.

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Yang Zifei walked into the inn triumphantly and looked at Ye Qingfeng and Su Mu with hatred: “You two are quite courageous, still having the leisurely sentiment to eat breakfast after offending me, Yang Zifei!”

Su Mu put down his chopsticks, wiped his mouth with a handkerchief, and poured a cup of tea calmly: “One, I didn’t break the law, and two, I didn’t commit any crime. What can you do to me?”

“Hahahahaha…..” Yang Zifei bent over and laughed for a while as if he heard something extremely funny. He then pointed at Su Mu’s nose and said: “There are still people who don’t know that this young master is the law of Anyang County. Arrest them for me, today this young master will let you know that I am the law of Anyang County!”

With a sharp swiping sound, more than a dozen spears pierced towards the two of them. Su Mu’s eyes flashed, his right hand gently squeezed the teacup in his hand causing it to burst into pieces. In the next moment, the broken shards in his hand flew out like the sharpest hidden weapons.

The soldiers didn’t have time to react at all. The moment the shards appeared in their vision, a sharp pain could already be felt from their bodies. The next thing they knew was laying down on the ground and wailing in pain.

Yang Zifei was so scared that he hurriedly hid behind his family servants. He had expected that the two knew martial arts, so he brought nearly a thousand soldiers to arrest Su Mu and Ye Qingfeng, but he did not expect that the fighting power of these two people was still much higher than he could have imagined.

Yang Zifei, who was afraid of these two people taking revenge on him, hurriedly yelled and commanded: “What are you trash just standing there for? Why don’t you catch these two rebel thieves! Hurry up and attack!”

He actually became a rebel thief! Su Mu was so angry he laughed. Standing up, he kicked the table in front of him, sending it flying towards the soldiers rushing at Su Mu and Ye Qingfeng.

Su Mu coldly glanced at the obviously fearful soldiers, “Take one step further, death without mercy!” He looked at the group of soldiers in Qing kingdom official uniforms and spoke coldly: “Taking the common people’s salary but behaving like bandits. Call Yang Hanbo to get out and see me now.”

Yang Zifei hid behind his family servants, and said angrily: “Who do you think you are, my dad’s name is not something to be spoken directly by the likes of you. Don’t listen to his words, catch him quickly, no matter dead or alive, there will be heavy rewards!”

“Stop, who dares to step forward with Ben Gong here!” Su Mu’s domineering aura swept over the room, causing the people to feel like they were facing a giant dragon, unable to muster up any resistance at all. With his right arm folded behind his back, Su Mu looked down at the people in front of him and said: “Ben Gong Su Mochi order you to call Yang Hanbo to come see me quickly.”

Su Mochi. These three words were like a bolt of thunder, shocking everyone present and causing them to feel as if they were experiencing hallucinations, unable to believe what they heard.

After standing dazed for a while, Yang Zifei fell to the ground on limp knees and exclaimed with a look of horror: “It’s impossible, how could he be the Crown Prince…..” He hurriedly grabbed the two family servants and wanted to stand up. But unexpectedly those two family servants were also too scared to stand steady, falling to the ground as soon as they were pulled by Yang Zifei.

Having the weight of a grown man crashing onto him, Yang Zifei screamed in pain and then yelled angrily: “Get out of the way, you trash!”

“Young master forgive me, young master forgive me…..”

The two panicked family servants hurriedly helped Yang Zifei up and out of the inn.

After exiting the inn, he felt that his clothes were soaked all over, feeling as if he had just been in hell. Yang Zifei didn’t dare to stay for a moment longer and hurried home.

The soldiers in the inn were not so lucky. Every step forward Su Mu took, the suffocating murderous aura accumulated from the taking of countless lives, like the breath of hell, battered at the soldiers present. Every one of them had no time to think or to muster up the courage to escape. They all fell to their knees trembling, begging for mercy: “Your Royal Highness, please forgive us, Your Royal Highness, please forgive us…..”

Su Mu’s cold, indifferent eyes scanned the group of soldiers who were scared to death, like a wolf looking at a pen of sheep.

“Where is your leader?” Su Mu’s nightmarish voice sounded over their heads.

A slightly taller man among them instantly paled and answered with a trembling voice: “Your…..Your Royal Highness…..this official Zhao Yuanshan pays…..pays respects to Your Royal Highness…..”

After finishing, Zhao Yuanshan closed his eyes and waited for his death, praying in his heart that this would not implicate his wife and children.

“Zhao Yuanshan, what is the relationship between you and Yang Hanbo?” Su Mu asked.

Zhao Yuanshan replied tremblingly: “Answering Your Royal Highness, this official and the senior provincial official are superior and subordinate, other than this there is no other relationship.”

“Is that so?”

Su Mu’s light question fell on Zhao Yuanshan and felt as heavy as a mountain. He hurriedly begged for mercy: “Your Royal Highness please forgive my sins, please forgive my sins. The wife of this official is a relative of the third wife of the senior provincial official. Except for this there is really no other relationship, please Your Highness!”

Su Mu snorted coldly: “If there is no relationship would you have been able to sit in the position of leader? You had better give me a clear explanation!”

Every word Su Mu spoke hung over Zhao Yuanshan like a sharp blade, causing him to no longer dare to conceal even the slightest bit. After all, the Crown Prince’s fierce reputation was notorious. The neighboring Qingyang County used to be part of Tian Guohai’s territory, and three of the nine cities the Crown Prince bathed in blood were located in Qingyang County. Zhao Yuanshan had personally witnessed one of them. He just looked from a distance but it was enough to make him feel like he was witnessing hell, hurriedly retreating in fear. Now facing this living god of death, how could he not be afraid.

“Answering…..answering Your Highness, this official is the eldest son of the sixth branch of the Zhao family of Anyang County. This official position was…..was bought by my family, but Your Highness it’s…..it’s impossible to be an official in Anyang County without paying money. Every official position is clearly marked with a price, and only bought by the highest bidder.”

Zhao Yuanshan finished speaking with trepidation, for fear that he would lose his life after finishing the last word.

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Actually daring to blatantly make a business of selling government official positions! It seemed there were still people who didn’t take him seriously!

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