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Bird Dude Nie Bufan CH 021 Territory

The next day, Si Chenyu decided to uphold the dark and sinister mentality of “pleasure alone is not as good as everyone’s pleasure”, and he convinced his friend Chen Muran to move in to the Chicken Nest Village together. Chen Muran was also another key holder so he naturally agreed without a second thought.

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So, early the next morning Nie Bufan saw dozens of sturdy men moving large bags and small bags of luggage into the village.

Si Chenyu and Chen Muran leisurely directed the scene on the side, making sure to arrange these outrageously crude village houses into rooms that could be liveable, if barely. They likely have never lived in such a crude and small place their whole lives.
  
The large group of people were seen going in and out all morning. Unexpectedly, the chickens in the Chicken Nest Village did not make a scene, but only just watched quietly.

When the rooms were set up, Si Chenyu sent away the servants and prepared to enter the room to check the results. From the corner of his eye he inadvertently glanced at the thing posted on the door, and immediately had on a look of disgust. The couplets posted on both sides were fine as the fonts were beautiful and their meaning auspicious. But the demon banishing amulet like picture on the door panel made one have the urge to censure and denounce the thing.

He stretched out his hand subconsciously, and when he pinched a corner of the paper, he felt a sharp gaze coming from not far away——Nie Bufan was currently holding a chicken and staring at his next move.

Si Chenyu paused, flattened his fingers, and caressed the scribblings with love.

Chen Muran looked on strangely and asked: “Chenyu, what are you doing? Weren’t you about to tear it?”

Hai.” Si Chenyu coughed retracted his hand, saying lightly, “Keep it, maybe it’s the custom here and can drive away evil spirits or something.”

Chen Muran didn’t care, and went into the house with him. The tables, chairs, cups, bowls, and bed drapes in the room have all been replaced. Prince Si seemed to like purple and black very much, the drapes and blankets were all gold embroidered purple silk. There was also a purple sand clay pot with matching teacups inlaid with jade and a black copper furnace. It seemed that there was not much decoration, but overall it gave off a low-key feeling of luxury.

As for Chen Muran, his was in another style. The room was decorated in light colors, appearing elegant and clean, looking quite pleasant. At the same time, Chen Muran also had people plant a lot of flowers and plants in the yard. The green plants contrasted aesthetically with the red flowers and one could smell the fragrance that followed on the wind. Indeed it was like a secluded paradise, otherworldly and removed from the dust of the secular world.

Nie Bufan watched all this silently, without saying a word. At lunch, Nie Bufan was in charge of taking care of Si Chenyu and Chen Muran while their servants were handed over to Tu Beng. Nineteen was scrupulous about her status and generally would not eat at the same table with men.

They had lunch without surprises, and there were none of the accidents Si Chenyu had imagined. Nie Bufan’s performance was also quite satisfactory.

He didn’t know why but Si Chenyu was somewhat inexplicably disappointed.

Chen Muran didn’t notice anything, and maintained his usual elegance. As a perfect being ranked second by Nie Bufan in the “Eight Gongzi of Wealth and Honor”, his words and manners were as if he had practiced and measured it all with a ruler appearing pleasant, noble, and gentlemanly. Even if the meal was surrounded by chickens, he still remained calm.

In the art of fostering one’s moral character, this person was absolutely world-class.

After the meal, the two of them visited the Tian Nu and then decided to go have a hike in the mountains where they could also learn about the environment. The treasure deposit of the Duobao Sage must definitely be nearby, and they would really like to increase their knowledge of it.

However, Si Chenyu had learned from the past and didn’t dare to act rashly anymore. Before leaving, he specially let Nie Bufan know.

Nie Bufan waved his hand and said: “Go ahead, it’s fine.” After speaking, he handed them a basket of snacks.

So, with some wariness Si Chenyu set off with Chen Muran who was completely oblivious.

This was an enjoyable but somewhat regretful trip. They enjoyed the beautiful natural scenery but unfortunately, they didn’t find any clues about the treasure deposit.

But overall, it was quite a pleasant day out.

Si and Chen returned to the village happily, talking and laughing, but when they opened the door, their smiles instantly solidified.

The cups and teapot in the house were overturned. On the delicate furniture there were scratches and occasional suspicious gray-white sticky substance on them. A few crows came from inside, and Si Chenyu walked into the room quickly, only to see that a couple of chickens were currently playing on the purple bedding. The originally flat and delicate silk cloth was ravaged like seaweed, wrinkled terribly. The elegant purple gauze drapes became strips, dangling disorderly in the wind like willow branches.

Si Chenyu’s fingers trembled slightly, and as he watched his room turn into a chicken nest, the anger in his chest accumulated. The room he had carefully arranged had met its death in less than half a day.

Chen Muran also felt startled when he saw this scene, and immediately turned and walked towards his house.

Obviously, his house had not escaped either, and the flowers and plants in the yard swayed limply in the air, as pitiful as a virgin girl who had been stripped naked. When he walked into the room, he couldn’t bear to look straight. The light-colored tablecloths were stained and the bed sheets were covered with claw prints. And there were even a few chickens currently rolling on them. When they saw him coming in, they didn’t evade at all, just shook their feathers and jumped down, leisurely walking out.

“Nie Bufan!” Si Chenyu’s roar came from outside.

Chen Muran shook his head and smiled bitterly, then turned and left the room.

Nie Bufan walked over and asked questioningly, “Brother Shi, what’s the matter?”

“What is this?” Si Chenyu pointed to his house.

Nie Bufan looked inside and let out a “Oh” and said “What’s wrong?”

“What’s wrong? Do you see what your chickens did?”

“You can’t blame them for this.”

“Don’t blame them, then who is to blame? Me?”

“Of course the blame is on you.” Nie Bufan nodded unexpectedly, “Chicken Nest Village is the territory of chickens. You have already caused their dissatisfaction when you moved in. Who knew that you even made great changes with the house. Isn’t this vying for territory with them?”

Si Chenyu stiffened, it was the first time he heard that chickens had a sense of territory.

Nie Bufan said again: “You should be fortunate that the chickens just came to your room to leave their own scent, instead of driving you away directly.”

“Leave……leave their own scent?” Si Chenyu had a bad feeling.

“Yes, like urine……”

“Stop talking!” Si Chenyu shouted sharply with a black expression.

Chen Muran also felt as if his back became itchy with disgust.

Nie Bufan comforted: “It will be fine in the future, once you change a new set of bedding later you are now officially allowed to move in.”

“This Prince need the permission of a group of chickens to be allowed to stay in this place?” Si Chenyu said coldly, “Tomorrow I will have someone to clean it inside and out, otherwise I will never live inside!”

Chen Muran nodded in agreement, and felt uncomfortable thinking that his bed had been stained with chicken filth.
  
“Then it’s up to you.” Nie Bufan shrugged, “but I still have to remind you that if their smell is washed away, they will still occupy your house perseveringly. The chickens in the Chicken Nest Village are very idle, not at all afraid of trouble.”

Si Chenyu face became overcast. Chen Muran secretly rubbed his forehead.

Nie Bufan stretched out two fingers: “There are only two choices, either accept the reality or leave the village.”

The two were silent, currently at war with themselves.

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After a while, Si Chenyu gritted his teeth and said: “Fine, I will stay, but I want to change rooms with you!”

“Change rooms with me?” Nie Bufan looked at him with an extremely strange look.

“That’s right.” Si Chenyu nodded affirmatively. When he thought about it, Nie Bufan’s house was definitely the safest.

Chen Muran immediately added: “En, Chenyu, I’ll squeeze in with you tonight.”

“Okay.” Si Chenyu agreed, “We can switch back when a clean place is found.”

Nie Bufan rubbed his nose and kindly reminded: “Actually, my room……”

“Let’s go and have a look.” Si Chenyu didn’t wait for him to finish and walked toward his room.

Nie Bufan pursed his mouth and slowly followed with his hands behind his back.

En, it’s not bad.” Si Chenyu was satisfied when he saw the enlarged bed at first sight, and the room looked very clean.

“It’s decided then.”

Chen Muran smiled and said to Nie Bufan: “Sorry, brother Nie, we are going to trouble you.”

“Don’t worry, making convenience for others is to be convenient for self.” Nie Bufan smiled again, “If you want to sleep in this room, then sleep in this room.”

After finishing speaking, he turned and left, called over Tu Beng, and reorganized the room of Si and Chen together, changing all the bedding.

It was night, Nie Bufan fell asleep early and had no physical adversity to changing beds. For him, it was the same everywhere as long as he was in the Chicken Nest Village.

The night was quiet, except for some chickens who like to stay up at night, all the other living creatures have fallen asleep.

Suddenly, a series of sounds broke the silence of the night, waking up many living creatures.

Nie Bufan was awakened by a wing flap to the face. He opened his eyes, removed the chicken beside his head, and walked out after putting on a piece of clothing.

Even before he walked into his house, he heard the chaotic fighting sound inside.

He pushed open the door, and a chicken flew directly towards him. Nie Bufan caught it with one hand, and then saw the chicken feathers all over the room.

A thinly-dressed man dodged in a pitiful manner under the siege of a group of chickens. The way he staggered around, he seemed to be drunk and completely did not have the flexibility of a martial artist. As for the other person, he had already fainted to the ground and was overwhelmed by a group of chickens, recreating the same painful experience that Li Huai had faced.

When Si Chenyu saw Nie Bufan, he immediately staggered into him, leaning his head on his shoulder, he said weakly: “What the hell is this place that you live in?”

Nie Bufan waved his hand at the chickens in the house, and patted Si Chenyu’s back comfortingly. Seeing his appearance, he must be poisoned.

“It’s okay, just get used to it.”

“Get used to it!” Si Chenyu roared, his voice a little hoarse.

Nie Bufan helped him onto the bed and explained: “Actually, earlier I wanted to tell you that my room is a territory in a territory. Without me, other living creatures will be regarded as intruders. As a result, the chickens will riot.”

Si Chenyu took a deep breath and said angrily: “Why didn’t you say it earlier!”

“I wanted to say it, but seeing you look that determined, I could only give up.”

Si Chenyu wanted to vomit blood from the anger.

Nie Bufan helped Chen Muran, who had fainted, to the bed again. His condition was much worse than Si Chenyu.

Si Chenyu saw that his normally elegant and magnificently put together friend was now in such a sorry state, his heart became inexplicably balanced and he felt much better.

Nie Bufan turned and went out to fetch a basin of water and cleaned up the two disabled people.

Si Chenyu stared at him quietly, and suddenly said: “Truly, what kind of person will raise what kind of chicken.”

“Thank you for the compliment.” Nie Bufan smiled brilliantly.

Si Chenyu rubbed his forehead feebly.

Nie Bufan glanced at him and asked, “So, when do you plan to leave?”

“Leave?”

“Yes, if you can’t stand the chickens in the Chicken Nest Village, how can you live here?”

Si Chenyu fell silent, he had never encountered such a situation.

A poverty stricken mountain village, violent chickens, a dirty environment……

Nie Bufan shrugged his shoulders and said no more. After roughly tidying the room and changing a quilt, he then climbed onto the bed and lay down between Si and Chen.

“What are you doing?” Si Chenyu asked.

“Can you sleep without me?”

I can’t sleep even with you here!

“Just make do for tonight. Tomorrow pack up your things and leave, Chicken Nest Village is not suitable for nobles like you.” Nie Bufan said lightly.

Si Chenyu clenched his fists secretly without saying a word.

Suddenly, his body became stiff, and in the dark, he felt a few chickens jump onto the bed and lay down beside him.

When he was about to speak, he heard Nie Bufan say: “Relax, this is their home. Every corner has their scent, which will make them feel safe. If you abandon the grudge in your heart, you will find that they are actually very cute.”

Si Chenyu calmed down, feeling that the feathers that swept his face were soft and warm, and smelling it carefully, there was actually none of the unpleasant smell he had imagined.

“The chickens in the Chicken Nest village have their own characteristics. The chickens who like to sleep on the bed love cleanliness. They will not dirty their sleeping place.”

Really, there are actually such chickens.

Listening to Nie Bufan’s voice, Si Chenyu gradually felt differently.

“How about telling me more about these chickens?”

“……”

“Hey.”

“……”

“No way, how long has it been and you just fell asleep?”

“……”

“You must have been a pig in your last life!”

His voice slightly increased, causing the chickens around to become slightly agitated so Si Chenyu quickly stopped.

Forget it, go to sleep.

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He was probably the first prince ever to not only bathe with a chicken but also sleep with a chicken. He wondered what Chen Muran’s expression will look like when he woke up tomorrow and saw this scene……

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Back To The Beginning Of Ming To Do Charity CH 042 Aids And Advisors

Don’t know when, but some strange rumors suddenly spread around the farmstead.

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Gou zi and Er Liang were playmates of the same age. Sometimes they work together and often sleep together, talking more than with others. Gou zi squatted in the yard digging for weeds that day, and said to Er Liang, “They are all talking about the rumors.”

Er Liang: “What rumors?”

Gou zi said: “They said that Boss was sent from above.”

Er Liang: “……? What do you mean?”

Gou zi scratched his ears and his cheeks, trying to find a good explanation, but there was no ink in his stomach (TN: no education, don’t have a repertoire of vocab). After thinking for a long time, he could only say: “It means that Boss is not human.”

Er Liang: “……Who?! Why is my young master not human! I think they are not human! The young master gives them food and clothes, now they have courage to talk bad! Daring to talk bad about young master! Everyone of them are itching for a beating!”

Gou zi quickly said: “That’s not what I meant!”

Er Liang: “What do you mean then?”

Gou zi whispered: “You think about it, Boss bought such a large property at such a young age. Aside from this, Boss has also taken in so many people, even the disabled have not been driven away. Can ordinary people do the same?”

Er Liang straightened his chest proudly: “My young master is definitely not an ordinary person!”

Gou zi: “They said that Boss was sent by the Buddha.”

He didn’t mention the even more outrageous rumors that some people were spreading, that Boss was the Buddha descended to the earth.

Er Liang was stunned. As a person close to Lin Yuan, he actually felt that such a statement made sense. He said to Gou zi: “I have followed young master since I was a child, and young master has been a benevolent person since I was young. As long as someone asks for his help young master rarely refuses. Serving the young master is the best as he is not picky and always treat people sincerely.”

“It used to be fine that way since the Lin family had the wealth and means.” Er Liang analyzed carefully, “But when we arrived in Wu city, young master saw that the refugees were pitiful, so he had them come and build the house. After the house was built, the refugees didn’t want to leave, so young master let them stay.”

Er Liang clapped his hands: “What they said is very true! Young master is like the Buddha!”

Gou zi spread what Er Liang said to the others in the farmstead, and everyone believed fully that Boss was kind since childhood. What do young children know? No one must have taught this. Didn’t this mean self-learning without a teacher and being born with a benevolent heart?

So the rumors went back and forth several times, and when the truth was lost, Lin Yuan became a benevolent god from the heavens who couldn’t bear to see the people suffering on earth, so he took his leave from the Celestial Emperor and descended down to save the common people. Of course, the Celestial Emperor could not bear for him to leave and tried to have him stay. But the benevolent god was also big-tempered, and didn’t give the Celestial Emperor face, secretly descending down to earth.

Someone asked: “But Boss has also driven away a person, can the benevolent god do that?”

Someone else said at this time: “Man has likes and dislikes, and Gods naturally have likes and dislikes. Lord Dragon walks through clouds and cast down rain. If you provoke him, there will be droughts or floods. Then does that mean the Lord Dragon is not a good god?”

The origins have been compiled, and Lin Yuan’s background was painted in a mystical light.

The arguments were rather chaotic, but later on, they seem to have unified themselves. The final version was this: when Lin Yuan’s mother was pregnant with him, she dreamed of a golden light appearing on the horizon. His mother was frightened and shocked, so she knelt down and asked why the heavenly immortal had come?

The heavenly immortal pointed to her belly and said: “There is a merciful son in heaven, and he will enter your belly tonight. This is a great fortune. When this son is born, you will also have succeeded in doing a virtuous deed.”

So Lin Yuan’s mother gave birth to the child and passed away. She was not dead but just having completed her mission and therefore rewarded with being allowed to ascend to heaven as a heavenly immortal.

And speaking of, when Lin Yuan was being born only thunder could be heard coming from the skies. But as soon as Lin Yuan was born, the dark clouds in the sky dispersed by themselves, the sun shown down all over the earth, and the phoenix led the birds through the forests in celebration. Even the fish didn’t stay where they should be but jumped ashore, wanting to be closer to Lin Yuan.

The rumors and legends finally reached Lin Yuan’s ears.

Lin Yuan’s first reaction when he heard these rumors was “Is someone trying to make trouble for me?” However, after thinking about it carefully, he found it unlikely. After all, such rumors were beneficial to him no matter how he looked at it.

In the West, monarchical power was bestowed by God, elevating the king above the common people.

In China, the emperor was the son of heaven and essentially equated with the gods.

This was a kind of spiritual rule, just like the White Lotus Society being just a very simple faith at the beginning.

But the more the followers believe, the easier it was to be incited.

After Lin Yuan heard about all of the rumors, he didn’t know what kind of expression he should show for a while.

These rumors were probably due to the fact that the people in the farmstead have no daily entertainment activities, coupled with their low level of education, and the deep-rooted feudal superstition thinking. Likely having arisen from idle chat, only the more they talked about it the more real it seemed to become. But still it didn’t sound like something uneducated and illiterate people could come up with.

“It is likely arranged by someone deliberately.” Lin Yuan said to Jiang Gui.

Jiang Gui was also a clever person. He nodded and said: “This is definitely not something they can make up, but I don’t know why the person made up such a thing.”

The person who made the story must be in the farmstead, but there were so many people in the farmstead, rumors spreading by word of mouth, so it was nearly impossible to know where it first came from.

Jiang Gui had people inquire a few times, however, the person who made up the story actually showed up himself.

He slipped out of the dormitory in the middle of the night and squatted outside the courtyard where Lin Yuan lived. He probably wanted to find a suitable opportunity to see Lin Yuan, but the light inside was always off, and the person inside did not wake up. So he squatted there with his neck tucked in, looking both pitiful and hilarious.

Jiang Gui saw him when he was about to enter, and lead him into Lin Yuan’s room.

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This person, based on appearance, looked to be around his fifties. His physique looked sturdy enough, but his face, hair and beard showed signs of aging. He had rather big eye bags and his face overall looked mean and gloomy, with a mouth that drooped down and generally not very friendly looking. He didn’t dare to sit, and when he saw Lin Yuan, he instantly knelt down to the ground. Before Lin Yuan opened his mouth to speak, this person had explained it all by himself.

“Boss is a dragon among the people a phoenix among men!” He stubbornly said, “Only this origin is worthy of Boss.”

Lin Yuan asked him: “What benefit is it for you to spread these rumors?”

The person moved over on his knees: “This humble old man is now fifty-two, and do not have many long days to live. In this lifetime, I just want to see this chaotic world find peace, and the world unified under one rule. I see that under Boss’s lead everything is organized, the people perform their duties, the rewards and punishments are fair. Boss has lofty aspirations and ambitions, and this humble old man is willing to provide all of my meager contributions.”

Lin Yuan stood up and helped he person up, and asked with a smile, “Where is Mister (TN: in Chinese the word Mister, Mr. is often used for respected and learned people) from?”

After Lin Yuan asked, he soon knew that the old man’s name was Song Shizhao. His ancestor was an official of the Song Dynasty. Later, the Song Dynasty collapsed and the main Song family died for their country. However, the branch families managed to survive, but even so they still remembered that they were citizens of Song Dynasty. Almost every moment they thought about overthrowing the Yuan Dynasty and reestablishing the Song Dynasty.

They lived in seclusion in the mountains and forests, but as time passed some younger generations left down the mountain, and then many left one after another.

They were all young teenagers. Who would want to spend a lifetime in the mountains and old forests?

Although their ancestors say that their mission was to overthrow Yuan Dynasty and reestablish Song Dynasty, but where is Song? Where is the royal blood? Who can they support?

Song Shizhao was the last one to leave the mountains, and was also the oldest one. He didn’t think Yuan couldn’t be overthtown, nor did he think that no one would appreciate his skills and learning, he just didn’t think it was time.

When he felt that the time had come and went down the mountain, he became a refugee because he had no food and money. He wandered all the way, and was traded several times by mistake, until he finally arrived at this farmstead.

“You mean, you are helping me win people’s popular sentiment?” Lin Yuan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Song Shizhao said seriously: “Boss, do you think these rumors are useless?”

Lin Yuan shook his head: “It’s useful, but……”

Song Shizhao: “Are you afraid that if it is spread out at this time, it will be discovered by the dog court?”

The farmstead’s entry and exit were both strictly surveyed, ordinary people can’t get out at all, nor can they communicate with the outside world so this worry was unfounded. Lin Yuan shook his head.

He just felt strange, and a bit unable to accept it.

Song Shizhao said: “Boss, do you think that if you give them food and clothing to keep them from being hungry and cold, and even set up the rules then they will be obedient and loyal?”

Lin Yuan looked at Song Shizhao: “Mister, please tell me, I would like to hear the details.”

Song Shizhao finally felt the attitude of respecting the wise from Lin Yuan and stroked his gray goatee, his eyes flashing: “The people are the same, they adhere to the belief that the one with milk is their mother (TN: expression for only recognizing someone so long as they have benefits for you).”

Lin Yuan: “……” Hnn……the words were crass but the principle was not.

Song Shizhao also said: “They have never been educated, and do not know morality and shame. Do they know what is loyalty? What is morality?”

Song Shizhao: “Boss, they listen to you now, only because you are in charge of food and people, they are afraid of starving and death.”

“You have to let them know that there is hope after following you. Only then will they be obedient and know loyalty.” Song Shizhao said, “Why else do the emperors of all the past dynasties spread legends that they were born with auspicious signs from the heavens and were born extraordinary?”

Song Shizhao said: “They think that you are a benevolent god, so they will respect you and obey you. They think that benevolent gods also have likes and dislikes, so they dare not disobey your orders.”

Lin Yuan understood, Song Shizhao was telling him that if he wanted people to obey him in a short time, admire him, and dare not oppose him then he must brainwash these people.

The brainwashing method was also very simple. It was to use their inherent traditional superstitious thinking to guide them to think that Lin Yuan was a benevolent god, and they will have a good life with Lin Yuan. And most inportantly, only following Lin Yuan will they be able to continue living a good life.

“Boss, in the second year of Taiding, Zhao Chousi carried the banner of Maitreya Buddha.” Song Shizhao said, “In the third year of the Yuan Dynasty, Zhu Guangqing carried the banner of Dipankara Buddha, not to mention that in the fourth year of the Yuan Dynasty stitching the name of Buddha on your garment was widely made to believe it will protect you from knife wounds.”

Song Shizhao: “The moves are never old.”

Lin Yuan smiled: “So, I have to thank Mister?”

Song Shizhao’s expression was very calm and composed, but his trembling little finger of his left hand revealed his excitement at this time, and his voice was a bit hoarse: “I am willing to carry out Boss’s orders, if there is at all any resistance, ten thousand deaths will not prevent me (TN: idiom meaning ready to risk life and limb to help out).”

“Mr. Song is too grave.” Lin Yuan shouted, “Er Liang!”

Er Liang hurriedly responded from outside: “Young master, what are your orders?”

Lin Yuan said: “Clean up a room for this old gentleman, from now on he will live here.”

Er Liang didn’t know what had happened but he didn’t ask, and took Song Shizhao to the side house.

When he left, Song Shizhao kept turning his head to look at Lin Yuan, almost looking back at every step. Just his expression and attitude, if someone didn’t know better they would have thought Song Shizhao was a newlywed wife. Lin Yuan seeing that the others left, poured a cup of tea to calm down his shock.

Probably because he grew up under the red flag so Lin Yuan resisted this method?

He laughed mockingly at himself, and drank a belly full of tea.

He thought about it all night and had to admit that Song Shizhao was right.

A team with cohesive power will be stronger than one without.

This cohesive force can be a unified goal or the same pursuit, but the most secure was the highest faith.

But Lin Yuan did not want to develop into a religious group with the cohesive force being a doctrine. He had no interest in this area.

Even if he wanted to break feudal superstitions and pursue scientific development, it must start after people have enough food and literacy could be widespread.

Not now.

Lin Yuan lay on the bed and looked at the beams above his head. In a rare insomniac state he remained awake all night. When he got up the next day, Er Liang was shocked by his listless look when he saw him. Lin Yuan’s face looked naturally tender, although he was a few years older, but he hadn’t worked out in the wind and sun, so he looked much paler than ordinary people. Therefore, after a night without sleep he had green eyebags, looking as if he was hollowed from excessive indulgence.

In the end, he did not do anything about the rumors, and Song Shizhao was also kept by Lin Yuan as an aide and advisor.

Song Shizhao had quite some abilities. He had a good memory that can even be called a photographic memory. He was also good at drawing maps and had unique views on things.

Song Shizhao believed that when a person dies, he should just be put in a coffin and that is the end of it. There is no reincarnation, and there is no karma. The so-called causal reincarnation was just people deceiving themselves.

He also believed that there were no gods in the sky, and if there were gods in the sky, they will not come to help mortals.

Lin Yuan sometimes felt that if Song Shizhao’s performance was not so normal, maybe Song Shizhao had also transmigrated from the modern times.

It was a kind of relaxation for Lin Yuan to talk to Song Shizhao.

Because of the limitations of the times, Lin Yuan had a lot of things that he couldn’t say to brother Dao and the others.

Before Lin Yuan could react, the cold winter came upon them. The temperature dropped sharply after the beginning of winter, and the coal had already been allocated. Even though nothing happened last winter, but this year a few came down with a cold and could only rest and recuperate for the time being.

Jiang Guang finally sent the remaining 500 people over, and Chen Baisong and the others also brought the rest of their guys over.

There were now more than 1,300 people in the farmstead.

Although it was not too much, but it was not too few either.

After all, the total population of the Yuan Dynasty now does not exceed 100 million. The lands were wide and plenty but the people were few and scattered.

When Fang Guozhen rebelled, he only had a thousand people around him.

The increase in population had Lin Yuan sigh in relief.

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Even in winter, training still cannot be stopped. The men in the farmstead were accustomed to running morning exercises just before dawn. They run while hungry and then go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast and continue training after eating.

Such day-to-day training was quite effective. The newcomers cannot see it for the time being, but the people in the farmstead originally had already discovered the difference.

The food intake had increased, and their physical strengh had also increased. For the same distance, they used to run gasping and panting, but now they barely even breathe heavy.

They used to lie on the ground unable to move after training, but now they feel warm and full of strength after training.

Although they did not eat very well, but Lin Yuan had been working hard on their eating diet.

Carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

These three things were included every day without exception——though the fat intake was very small.

Then there were vitamins, which depended on what was on hand.

Although he didn’t know if there were any vitamins in the dried fruit, Lin Yuan still had people dry a lot in the summer and then hand them out in winter, each person recieving a small handful. If they eat it carefully, it could be eaten for a long while.

Probably because they were all refugees, the five hundred newcomers were quickly integrated into the farmstead. This was also due to the farmstead’s rules. Everyone was responsible for their own thing every day. If anyone was lazy and pushed the work to others, they would be reported anonymously. If the report was found to be true, the person who was reported would be punished and the reporter would be rewarded.

It was chaotic up for a while at the beginning. Lin Yuan got angry twice, and had people administer a beating with a wooden board on the troublemaker’s bottom, with pants off and in front of everyone. As a result these people finally became completely obedient.

There were also some small squad leaders who suddenly became small officials and felt that they were quite powerful, showing off and bullying others. They were all separately taken out and put in a labor reform team to work from morning to night every day. Whenever their performance was up to standards then they will be allowed to rejoin the squad but they would no longer be the squad leader.

All the small leaders were chosen by Lin Yuan, or they were chosen by brother Dao and others.

It was very undemocratic.

But Lin Yuan did not dare to be democratic at this time.

It was not like he had IQ problems.

If these people could choose a squad leader themselves, could they also choose a platoon leader or even a battalion leader?

When they discovered that the original status could be overwritten by the people below.

Then what kind of changes would they make?

Lin Yuan didn’t dare to gamble.

If he made a wrong gamble, then it was the endless abyss for him. All of his work and efforts ending up to be benefiting others, while he couldn’t even get a good word of compliment.

“This year the Yellow River broke its embankment, and the imperial court enlisted 150,000 civilians to repair the Yellow River dams, and sent troops along the banks to suppress any resistance.” Song Shizhao said to Lin Yuan, “After the new year’s, there should be actions taken everywhere.”

Lin Yuan asked him: “Mr. Song, who do you think in the world today has a competing chance?”

Song Shizhao also didn’t give a courteous reply: “White Lotus Society and Maitreya believers, as well as the Manichaeists which can be counted barely.”

Lin Yuan smiled: “Nowadays, there is a White Lotus leader in the north.”

Song Shizhao nodded: “I have heard about it. Han Shantong seems to be widely accepting disciples and putting out the banner of “Maitreya Buddha has descended” and “The King of Ming is born”. It has been a few years, and their name is not small. There is no one in the north that does not know.”

Lin Yuan gave Song Shizhao a cup of hot tea: “What do you think, Mister?”

Song Shizhao: “I suspect that the one-eyed stone person is his doing.”

Lin Yuan gave Song Shizhao a like in his heart, and asked, “Mister thinks he will rebel?”

“Naturally, he will rebel.” Song Shizhao said, “He had already set up everything a few years ago, and now that the people on both sides of the Yellow River are suffering and hungry, it is the perfect time.”

Han Shantong, this person, could only be described as having bad luck. He was too ambitious from the start of the game, even passerbys knew his goals, and did not leave a way out for himself.

Song Shizhao said: “At that time, it will also be the perfect time for Boss.”

Lin Yuan pretended to be stupid: “How come I don’t understand what Mister said?”

Song Shizhao chuckled lowly: “Boss doesn’t need to play riddles with me. Let this humble old man guess, which piece does Boss want?”

“Gaoyou?”

Lin Yuan really couldn’t remain composed anymore, he looked at Song Shizhao incredulously: “How does Mister know?”

Song Shizhao said: “Most of the people in the farmstead come from different origins, only the group from Xinghua there is more than fifty people. Since Boss accepted them, then Boss naturally must have a reason. They are only salt miners and lowly people of the lowest social class. What worth do they have for Boss to spend so much effort on them?”

“Xinghua has salt, and Boss wants it. This reason is much more convincing and reasonable.”

“But Xinghua is prone to strong winds, and the salt in the land is not good for farming.”

Song Shizhao: “Gaoyou is not far from Xinghua, the land is fertile, and it has historically been known as a land of fish and rice (TN: expression for fertile land).”

Lin Yuan cupped his hands and saluted Song Shizhao seriously. He had to admit that he had really underestimated this person before.

Song Shizhao also sternly said: “It is for this reason that I feel that Boss is a person worthy of casting my lot with.”

“I wonder if Boss has a plan?”

Lin Yuan smiled and said: “The secrets of the heavens must not be revealed.”

Song Shizhao did not continue to question.

He also knew that Lin Yuan would definitely not regard him as a confidant, at least not now.

If he wanted to gain Lin Yuan’s trust, he must make some achievements.

For Lin Yuan, who had knowledge of history, he clearly knew that Han Shantong and the others will rebel in May next year. At that time, the Yuan imperial court will put the most effort in suppressing Han Shantong and the others. And at that time, it will be the most perfect timing for them to act.

So he called over Zhang Shicheng and his brothers.

Zhang Jiusi and the others have been working with the other farmstead people in the past few months.

Training with fishing or hunting. Although busy every day, it was also fulfilling. After finishing the work every night, they could gather around the fire to brag and snack on some beans. They don’t need to worry about their livelihood, or about their wages being deducted and having no money to pay for food.

Zhang Jiusi can’t even remember the days when he was in Xinghua.

It seemed that being beaten by a supervisor and having his wages unfairly deducted happened a long time ago.

“I had you come over, because I want to ask you something.” Lin Yuan smiled and said to Zhang Jiusi, “You sit first.”

He also said to Zhang Jiusi’s younger brothers: “Sit down too, there is no need to be courteous.”

All of them still felt somewhat awkward.

After all, Lin Yuan was the Boss, where is there such a soft-spoken Boss?

Lin Yuan said: “You have been in the farmstead for more than half a year?”

Zhang Jiusi is the eldest brother, so naturally he said: “Three months away from being a full year here.”

Lin Yuan asked: “It’s been so long, do you want to go back and have a look?”

Zhang Jiusi was stunned and didn’t react for a while. Boss……did he mean to drive them back?

Lin Yuan also discovered that Zhang Jiusi’s expression was wrong, and quickly said: “I heard you mention it before, that the people of Xinghua are unspeakably miserable.”

Zhang Jiuqi quickly said, “That’s right! Those sons of bitches salt supervisors! Never treat us salt miners as human beings!”

Zhang Jiuwu: “The salt miners get up early and rest late. They are sickly and have various body pains and can’t even eat a full meal.”

Lin Yuan sighed and looked as if he was quite pitying of the state of things: “I am willing to help, but I am afraid that no one can be trusted with it.”

Zhang Jiusi said in a rush: “Does Boss want to bring all the salt miners out?”

“Boss, that’s not easy!”

“The food is not enough for that many people!”

Lin Yuan only said: “Who would like to make a trip back?”

They looked at each other, and in the end Zhang Jiusi stood up and said: “Boss, just give us your orders.”

Lin Yuan said: “I will have brother Dao, brother Yang and Li Da go back with you to check out the current situation. And if it is feasible, save some more people. What do you think?”

Zhang Jiusi’s eyes lit up.

He couldn’t speak for a while, and finally bowed his head, choked up and said: “Boss, I actually didn’t know, there really are people like you in the world.”

He had some friends he knew that were still staying in Xinghua.

It was impossible to say that he didn’t feel a bit of guilt when he had been here for so long.

He had come to live a good life, but his friends were still suffering in Xinghua. Without his relief, they should be living an even harder life.

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As long as Boss take them over, take them all over everything will be fine.

TN: yay! One of the most important characters, Song Shizhao! His arrival signals things will be picking up! (I swear he probably has even more presence than the ML >.>)

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Bird Dude Nie Bufan CH 020 The Question Of Size

In the bathhouse, the hot water caused it to be filled with mist and steam.

Si Chenyu sat naked as he soaked his body in the huge bath, and looked expressionlessly at the jubilant chicken in the water.

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He knew for the first time that chickens could also swim……

Of course, the point was not this.

Generally, people of wealth and status have a slight obsession with cleanliness, and they were particularly picky with food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. As for bathing with poultry, he did not have such a peculiar hobby.
  
Just as he was about to get out of the bath angrily, Nie Bufan walked in with a change of clothes and instantly encountered Si Chenyu standing up majestically, revealing his proud and lofty biceps and pectorals.

Nie Bufan felt natural rejection towards men who have a better physique than him, especially those who want to show it off in front of him.

Si Chenyu did not have the shameless thick skin of Nie Bufan. He saw that his “scenes of springtime” (TN: euphemism on nakedness) was bared to seeing eyes so he quickly sat back in the bath, and at the same time pointed to the chicken on the other side and denounced “Hurry up and get this thing away. Also, boil a new bucket of water for me.”
  
Nie Bufan put the clothes aside first, then stooped to pick up the chicken playing in the water, and scolded: “How many times have I told you, don’t take a bath with a stranger, what if you are swallowed up whole? (TN: expression has multiple meanings – can refer to literal appetite, can refer to extreme anger, and can refer to sexual appetite. Well, we all know which it refers to here when it came from Nie Bufan >.>)”

Si Chenyu twitched the corner of his mouth, he didn’t have such a good appetite!

After shooing the chicken out, Nie Bufan said to Si Chenyu: “You don’t need a new bucket of water. My Doudou loves cleanliness and takes a bath every day, so there is absolutely no disease.”

“You mean, have me share bathwater with a chicken?” Si Chenyu grabbed a chicken feather from the water and said angrily.

Nie Bufan stepped on the side of the bath with his hands crossed on his chest, and said, “This is how our Chicken Nest Village is. Chickens are sacred and inviolable. If you keep nagging, I will just give you cold water.”

Si Chenyu was extremely vexed, he had never received such cruel treatment before, staring at Nie Bufan with fire in his eyes, killing intent surging. The next moment he grabbed a shoe on the side and threw it at him.

Nie Bufan in a moment of laxity——of course, even if he was on guard, he wouldn’t have been able to avoid it——was hit directly, and fell into the water, splashing it everywhere.

Si Chenyu sneered, but his expression suddenly changed before he could let out a few ruthless words.

Nie Bufan popped his head up from the water, wiped his face with his right hand, and said with a smile: “So you want this village head to accompany you in the bath?”

Si Chenyu twitched the corners of his mouth and said: “Get out.”

“You initiated this first, now you want to play hard to get?”

Si Chenyu’s expression became distorted, and he bared his teeth in a restrained voice: “Let go!”

“You tell me to let go and I’ll let go?” Nie Bufan approached closer, “give me a reason to let go.”

What the hell kind of reason is needed for this?

“If you don’t let go, I will kill you!” Si Chenyu threatened.

“Then kill me, it’s not a loss to exchange my life for you to die without descendants.”

It turned out that Nie Bufan’s left hand was tightly gripping something between Si Chenyu’s legs. When he fell into the water just now, he saw the target, and using a dragon’s claw hand move grabbed onto the other’s weak point.

Si Chenyu’s face was as dark as the bottom of a pot, his fists made cracking sounds as they clenched, and he gritted his teeth and said: “How can there be such a shameless person in the world like you?”

Nie Bufan smiled and showed white teeth: “I have teeth.” (TN: the word for shameless in Chinese sounds the same as toothless)

Si Chenyu turned away and suppressed the surging anger in his chest with the strength of an infant sucking milk.

He heard Nie Bufan say again: “Speaking of, brother Shi (TN: literally Brother Wet), you can really be controlled with one hand.” (TN: LMFAO. Here aside from saying he can control the other with his weakness NB is also making an insinuation that the other is small enough to be held in one hand)

Thrum! The last sane nerve was officially broken.

Si Chenyu violently pressed Nie Bufan against the pool, clasped his throat with both hands and shook him vigorously: “Are you going to let go?”

Okay. Big Wet is finally driven to mania.

“Cough, cough, calm, calm.” Nie Bufan was a little dizzy from being shaken, but his right hand was still dutifully gripping the thing, while his left hand sneaked under to scratch the other’s tickle spots.

Si Chenyu twisted his body, revealing a terrible expression as if he had been ravaged by someone, and the shaking of Nie Bufan stopped.

Nie Bufan thought to himself, it would be great if he had a camera at this time.

“You……” Si Chenyu, just how unlucky are you, to have offended Nie Bufan instead of anyone else.

“Brother Shi, come, take a deep breath, take a deep breath.” Nie Bufan stroked his chest up and down with his left hand.

Si Chenyu weakly hung his head on Nie Bufan’s shoulder, and the two maintained an ambiguous posture with necks entwined.

Si Chenyu gradually calmed down as he smelled the faint smell of grass coming from the other. Since childhood, no one had ever dared to be so rude to him, let alone make such a vulgar move on him. But looking at Nie Bufan’s expression, calm and undisturbed mixed with teasing, and a bit of playfulness in the cunning, so after the initial anger, he actually felt a strange amusement.

Forget it, this person in front of him could not be treated with common sense. Some people were like a seemingly harmless poisonous weed. If you step on it barefoot, you would have to suffer the consequences of poisoning.

Si Chenyu’s eyes suddenly flashed a glimmer of light, staring at Nie Bufan, and then……

“Ah!” Nie Bufan exclaimed, “What are you doing?”

“Giving you a dose of your own medicine.” Si Chenyu smiled grimly.

“This, although I really don’t want to make a blow to your pride, I still have to say it. Although your physique is better than mine, but that thing is smaller than mine. Just holding it like this, don’t you feel inferior?”

Si Chenyu’s anger that had just calmed down showed signs of resurgence. He smiled without meaning: “Hmph, are you sure yours is bigger than mine?”

“Of course, the feel can’t be wrong.”

“Then let’s compare.”

“How to compare?”

“This way.” Si Chenyu’s hand slipped into Nie Bufan’s trousers, grabbed the thing with five fingers and started to move flexibly. At that moment he had completely thrown the morals out the window. Just after spending such a short time with Nie Bufan, his inner evil was aroused.

“Hey, wait,” Nie Bufan stopped him, “Aren’t you ashamed of two big men doing this kind of thing?”

Do you still know shame? Si Chenyu snorted, but the movements of his hand did not stop, and said lightly: “I heard that you originally have this kind of interest. Isn’t that Li family’s son yours?”

“Uh, that’s right, for him I have to remain chaste and pure like jade.” Nie Bufan said righteously.

Si Chenyu snorted, with a clear expression of “Like I believe you.”

Nie Bufan was a young man with normal desires. After being so treated by Si Chenyu, he slowly got a reaction.

He pursed his lips, and while reciting ‘Amituofo’ silently, he also moved his hand, unwilling to lose to the other.

The two did not speak for a while, the temperature in the room seemed to be getting higher and higher, and their breathing became heavier and heavier.

Not long after, Si Chenyu leaned into Nie Bufan’s ear and whispered: “You still dare to say that yours is bigger than mine?”

Nie Bufan had no expression on his face, holding the iron rod with his left hand motionless.

“Okay, everything has been done, so there should be a beginning and an end.”

Nie Bufan glanced at him, and when he was about to cum, he suddenly gripped with force, and gave Si Chenyu a brutal and inhuman blow.

“Ah!” Si Chenyu bent down, his expression distorted.

Nie Bufan pushed him away and walked out of the bath.

“This village head will not keep you company.” Nie Bufan shook the water off and went away proudly, leaving only a certain prince who was currently grimacing in extreme pain.

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Just when he went out, he met Si Chenyu’s two subordinates. When they saw Nie Bufan soaked all over, they couldn’t help but curiously ask, “What’s the matter with you?”

Nie Bufan suddenly showed an aggrieved expression, and said angrily: “Your prince is sick!”

“Sick?” The guard frowned, “Don’t talk nonsense.”

“I’m talking nonsense?” Nie Bufan said angrily, “Just now I kindly sent clothes in. Who knew your prince actually, actually……”

“Actually what?”

“He actually did the unforgivable and bestial thing to me.”

“……Impossible.”

“Why do you think I stayed inside for so long just now, and cut such a sorry looking figure now?”

“……” Yeah, why?

Nie Bufan sighed: “If you don’t believe me then fine, I don’t want to say more. Who let me be just a little commoner. The prince wants it. Can I still not give it?”

“……”

Nie Bufan turned away. He just walked a few steps before suddenly turning around and saying, “Also, I have to say that the stamina of your prince is worrying.”

“…………!”

When Si Chenyu, who had an ugly expression on, walked out of the bathhouse, he was greeted with the strange looks from his men.

Si Chenyu only felt bewildered. He didn’t know that his image was being ruthlessly destroyed.

“Brother Shi, the Tian Nu is in the yard over there waiting for you.” Nie Bufan waved his hand at him on the other side.

At the moment Si Chenyu was wearing the clothes Nie Bufan prepared for him and was simple and plain. Without the expensive silk garments he appeared less majestic and arrogant, and had a bit more lost naturalness. If his expression was more normal then he would resemble more the style of a hidden sage.

The image in front of people and behind them was completely different. Two words——extremely hypocritical.

Si Chenyu nodded without expression, and was about to leave when he suddenly stopped and asked: “That’s right, I’ve been hearing something strange from just now, what did you call me?”

“Brother Shi.” Nie Bufan nodded affirmatively.

Si Chenyu took a deep breath: “You can call me ‘Si’ Gongzi.”

“Shi Gongzi.” Nie Bufan readily accepted the other’s suggestion.

“It’s ‘Si’.”

“Shi.”

“……”

The pronunciation correction was to no avail, so Si Chenyu went to meet the Tian Nu in a bad mood.

Nie Bufan did not participate in the conversation between the two.

When they finished talking, the food was ready. Nie Bufan asked Tu Beng to send the Tian Nu their share, and then asked him to take care of Si Chenyu’s two men.

When eating, Si Chenyu didn’t mention anything about the content of the conversation, but just said to Nie Bufan after the meal: “Clean up a room for me by tomorrow, I plan to move in for a short period.”

Nie Bufan replied as he picked up the dishes and chopsticks: “100 yuan per person per day, full board and lodging, daily settlement, no credit.”

Si Chenyu stared at him with an unkind expression. After a while, he placed a piece of jade pendant on the table and said coldly: “This jade pendant is worth at least five hundred taels.”

Nie Bufan glanced at it and said with disdain: “Sorry, I don’t accept pawning of objects to cover payment.”

It was too troublesome to exchange for money, and Nie Bufan hated trouble the most.
  
Si Chenyu’s face was like an overcast sky, and cold winds seem to ooze from his body, but he kept his mouth shut. When his servant and guard walked in, he said stiffly, “Xu Si, give a hundred taels to this Nie Gongzi. “

The servant with a bruised face named “Xu Si” took out a hundred taels of silver bills angrily.

Heihei, thank you for your patronage.” Nie Bufan smiled and took the banknote.

En, this business is quite good. He hoped that Nineteen could stay for a while longer, the good life was currently beckoning to him.

Si Chenyu was sent away with a belly full of angry air. Nie Bufan then found Nineteen and asked about the meeting.

Nineteen excitedly said: “I told him that the opening time of the treasure deposit must be in midsummer. As for the specific day, I still have to watch the stars at night.”

Nie Bufan gave her a thumbs up and praised: “Good job.”

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“This way I have enough time to find the key.” Nineteen said hopefully, “The Mistress said that my trip will be rewarding, and I believe I can do it.”

Nie Bufan agreed falsely: “Mhm, you can definitely do it.”

There were still a few months, hehehehe……

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The Cruel Tyrant CH 014 Ye Qingfeng

The sound of fighting suddenly disappeared over the palace, and many cuts appeared all over Su Mu’s body, but all were insignificant small injuries. The thin scratches only ooze a little blood, which on the pale skin appeared extremely tempting. The pain in his body not only did not make Su Mu uncomfortable, on the contrary, the more he fought the more frenzied he became. The pair of slender pale hands were like a weapon of the gods, making a harsh screeching sound whenever they collided with Gu Yunzhou’s sharp sword.

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Due to Su Mu’s unusual attack, Gu Yunzhou’s finely made and expensive robe had become ripped and ragged at this time, barely able to cover his body. Through the gaps his tight bronze skin and a perfect body that could directly appear on the cover of any magazine could be glimpsed.

From the palace to the outskirts of the city, the two have been sparring for more than two hours, and yet neither claimed a decisive victory.

Standing not far in front of Su Mu, Gu Yunzhou gasped slightly, his bare chest moved up and down from the deep inhalations, a sight that could make anyone who saw it get a nosebleed. His gaze burned as he stared intensely at Su Mu, who was covered with thin cuts from his sword. If someone didn’t know better they would have thought he had done something to Su Mu that would be censored.

The internal energy that had accumulated in the body for several months was completely released, and Su Mu gradually recovered his sanity, but his gaze was still frightening. He stood still and stared with vigilance at Gu Yunzhou.

Then in this strange posture and appearance the two looked at each other with “deep affection.” A full half an hour had passed before Su Mu felt sleepy and said, “I’m sleepy, not fighting anymore.” After saying so, Su Mu turned around and disappeared from Gu Yunzhou’s sight.

Su Mu and Gu Yunzhou were equals in strength so it was unknown how long it would take to decide the outcome. Su Mu had come to realize that the other was using him as a training partner, but he still had a lot of things to deal with every day. He had no such leisure time to be someone’s free training partner.

Su Mu returned to the imperial palace wearing a tattered robe and instantly caught sight of his harem members at the door.

Huang Xuan’s eyes turned from worry to joy when he saw Su Mu’s figure, and hurried to Su Mu’s side. After seeing Su Mu’s wounds, he was worried and distressed: “Your Highness, how are you? Gonggong, go quickly to get a royal doctor.”

Su Mu didn’t stop him. As he walked into the house, he comforted him: “It’s fine, it’s just a small injury.”

“How can this be a small injury, there is so much blood! Who is it? He is too daring to even hurt the Crown Prince!” Huang Xuan looked angry and seemed to have forgotten that his face used to turn pale with fright at even the mention of the Crown Prince not long ago. But now he was defending him in such a bold and confident manner.

Su Mu looked at Huang Xuan, who was growing into a more and more handsome young man, and a warm current surged in his heart. Could he say that he was still quite successful in life? It was just that even if everyone’s opinions started to change slowly, Huang Xuan was the only one who defended him like this.

Su Mu looked at Huang Xuan with eyes that became much gentler, and said: “Just a madman, you don’t need to pay attention to him.”

After having everyone go retire, Su Mu changed into clean clothes and went to a garden of the Crown Prince’s Palace where he opened an inconspicuous mechanism. After a while, a deep passage appeared in front of him. Su Mu took a deep breath and with a complicated look, walked in.

The tunnel was very long and deep, and it was full of traps and deadly mechanisms. Su Mu carefully surpassed the obstacles according to the footwork in his memory. The dim candlelight could only reflect the outline of Su Mu. The silent and endless tunnel was like a dormant fierce beast, causing one to feel disturbed and uneasy.

After half an hour, Su Mu finally saw a thick stone door. This was a special stone door that did not require any specific mechanisms to open but could only rely on brute force. It would not be possible for a single person to open it without the abnormal martial arts skills of Su Mochi.

Su Mu gathered all his internal energy in the palm of his hand and slowly pushed the stone door open. An extraordinarily handsome face appeared in Su Mu’s vision, though he currently appeared pale and wan likely due to the years without sunlight.

His hands and feet were fixed to the wall by four iron chains, allowing him to move around in this small stone room, but could not walk out of the door for even half a step. A mane of ink black hair grew past his waist and was casually draped behind him. He was dressed only in a simple outer robe that was loosely draped on his body, exposing large areas of white skin on his chest, and even the two reddish points on his chest were faintly visible.

When he saw Su Mu come inside, he didn’t even spare a look, laying on the simple big bed with his eyes closed and rested, completely ignoring Su Mu.

After a while, having seen that Su Mu did not come to him, Ye Qingfeng closed his eyes and pulled away the only piece of clothing on his body, revealing a figure worthy of nosebleeds, and said: “Hurry up, I have to sleep.”

Su Mu, who was preparing to unlock the chains: “……”

Was Su Mochi usually so impatient? Su Mu thought speechleesly.

With a “bang” the iron chains were thrown on the ground. Ye Qingfeng opened his eyes and watched in amazement as Su Mu untied the four thick special chains on his hands and feet.

Ye Qingfeng looked at the Crown Prince who was a little different from usual, and frowned, “What the hell are you doing?”

“Do you want to be locked for the rest of your life?” Su Mu dropped the chains and left without looking back.

Ye Qingfeng grabbed him, and shrewd peach blossom eyes looked at Su Mu carefully and said, “You are not the Crown Prince, who are you?”

Compared with other people in the Crown Prince’s Palace who had slowly heard about the Crown Prince’s changes, and then gradually accepted them. Ye Qingfeng, who had been isolated from the world, could more clearly feel that the Crown Prince was completely different from the past.

Su Mu shook off Ye Qingfeng’s hand and seeing Ye Qingfeng’s whole body naked and ucovered, looked away uncomfortably, and said, “If I am not, then are you?”

Ye Qingfeng looked at the Crown Prince in front of him with a raised eyebrow and smiled with interest. Before the Crown Prince never knew how to write the word “embarrassed”. Ye Qingfeng carelessly put on that thin outer robe, walked over to Su Mu, his handsome face just millimeters from Su Mu’s own, and chuckled softly: “You fake it quite well? My father sent you.”

Reachimg out a hand he made to take off the “mask” on Su Mu’s face.

Su Mu lightly stepped away, and said coldly: “If you don’t want to leave, stay here and wait for death.” After saying so, Su Mu left without looking back.

You must know that Ye Qingfeng only had an outer robe covering his body, and there was nothing inside. Su Mu was afraid that he will not be able to resist doing something that would be censored if he stayed. After all, he was also a man who occasionally only thought about his lower body.

Ye Qingfeng watched Su Mu disappear into the tunnel, and traces of doubts flashed in his charming eyes.

The way he entered and left so blatantly, was it really not the person sent by his father to save him? Who would it be then? The Crown Prince?

Ye Qingfeng immediately refuted this answer. How could he not know the kind of person that was the Crown Prince? After three years of imprisoning him, he suddenly released him without warning. Even if he was threatened, he would definitely have tortured him to the last breath before throwing him out. No way would it be this easy and simple.

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Ye Qingfeng was completely heedless about being practically naked, walking out with a big smile on his face and a swagger in his stride.

TN: my favorite of Su Mu’s MLs!!!😍😍😍

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Back To The Beginning Of Ming To Do Charity CH 041 Stone Person

Stir-fried soybeans with a little salt were snacks the easiest to come by. Almost everyone in the farmstead liked to eat them. It’s just that the cheeks hurt when you chew on them too much and cause you to let out smelly gas. But you do get a feeling of fullness even when consuming not much of it in a single day.

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The five hundred newcomers were provided a handful each day, which they cherish very much. They hide their handfuls in their clothes and sleep with their arms around it for fear of it being stolen.

These five hundred people came from all over the empire. Some were refugees, some were citizens who sold themselves as servants, and some were slaves that their masters didn’t want anymore. They were all men, and only the twenty additions sent by Jiang Guang were women.

The men slept in the grass huts as they waited for the inspection before they could move into the dormitories. They knew what inspections were although they didn’t know what was to inspect. everyone wanted to sleep in the middle of the grass hut which was warmer, while the outer perimeters of the huts had cold air leaking in. Therefore, the person beside it would definitely feel the cold keener.

They do not take off their clothes and sleep on the ground. Fortunately, the ground was covered with hay to keep out moisture.

Early the next morning, there was noise outside. Someone lifted the grass curtain and shouted at them: “Come out, don’t sleep, if you’re late there will be consequences.”

This group of people went out obediently and walked to the square in the center of the farmstead, scattered about in a sparse manner.

Zhu Yuanzhang could only have them line up first. Although these people didn’t understand, they were at least obedient. They trembled in the cold wind, and they dared not ask even if they have doubts.

Five hundred people were listed into three columns, one of which had fewer people than the other two, but it was still fairly even.

Then the cross-examination began.

Qiu Niang was not suitable for such occasions, so Lin Yuan could only have Yang Zi’an and Zhu Yuanzhang fill in first——after all, these two were two of the rare people in the farmstead who could read and write.

“What is the last name? What are you called? Where are you from? What did you do before?”

“You were a carpenter before? Take this sign and go over there.”

“A farmer? Go stand on the opposite side.”

“Peddling? Stand behind me and keep a hold on your sign.”

Zhu Yuanzhang and Yang Zi’an were exhausted. They used to think that marching and fighting were exhausting enough. They didn’t expect to be so tired just sitting here with an ink brush in their hands. Some people spoke with a strong local accent and the official language weren’t spoken all that well either. So, they ended up having to guess what they were saying, sometimes not even guessing correctly.

It had to be sorted out for several days in a row, not only registering for newcomers, but also for former people as well.

Zhu Yuanzhang and Yang Zi’an were preliminary screening, separating people according to their previous professions.

But because there were not many people who were literate, Lin Yuan could only fill in personally. Each person was given a small wooden sign with his name, birthday, and some obvious characteristics, such as where there was a scar, or how many moles they have on their face. In short, listing their obvious personal characteristics that were unlikely to be changed or disguised.

In fact, it was equivalent to a modern ID card. After all, there would be more and more people in the future, and it would become more difficult to manage.

The advantage of having this thing was that if someone from outside sneaked in, just on the ID card alone they will not be able to pass.

It was a little troublesome, but it was still a necessity.

Entering and leaving the farmstead must also be based on this wooden card.

There was also a serial number on the card. The serial number was compiled by Lin Yuan based on alphabetical order according to the pronunciation of the surname and recorded orderly in a booklet.

As long as the serial number and surname do not match, forging the card was useless.

Lin Yuan now felt that he really needed intellectuals and educated people, and the more the better.

However, there were originally few intellectuals, and most of them were of the landlord class and court official families. Court official families had more as they tend to have amassed collections of books over many generations. In this era, books were also a symbol of wealth and status.

That he could have a literate Qiu Niang, Yang Zi’an, Jiang Gui and Zhu Yuanzhang at his side were already quite good odds.

As for Yang shi, she was a family elder after all, and it would not be appropriate for him to ask family elders to do things.

“Not even one scholar?” After the tedious work was over, Lin Yuan sat in the room and talked to Yang Zi’an, “Let’s not mention scholars, are there no literate people at all?”

Yang Zi’an shook his head: “Most scholars are generally rich in family resources, the troubled times will not affect them.”

Lin Yuan sighed.

What Yang Zi’an said was reasonable.

Yang Zi’an: “You don’t have to rush it. When the time is right, someone will naturally come.”

Lin Yuan looked at Yang Zi’an, and Yang Zi’an also looked at him. The two of them were silent, but Lin Yuan suddenly understood that Yang Zi’an knew his plan a long time ago and knew that he was not satisfied with staying in this farmstead.

Suddenly Yang Zi’an said: “Fourth brother, a man of character must set his sights on the world level.”

Lin Yuan thought about it in his mind for a while, but he didn’t recall the name Yang Zi’an among the famous people living in the late Yuan and early Ming dynasties.

“Merchant Jiang is leaving.” Yang Zi’an looked out the window, “Let’s go and send him off.”

When Lin Yuan and Yang Zi’an walked to the gate of the city wall, they saw Chen Baisong and the others ready to go. They had rested in the farmstead for nearly a week, and their spirits were much better than when they were first here.

Because they caught back a lot of wild sheep, the women in the kitchens made smoked meat and had them bring some along their way back.

So when they came to the farmstead, aside from themselves they had brought nothing, but when they left, they brought along a lot of things.

“So much smoked meat.” One little brother rode his horse around, “After it’s dried, it doesn’t have that bad smell anymore.”

“Wild sheep have a more strong smell than domestic sheep.”

Jiang Guang also rode a horse. Although the mountain roads were not difficult to travel in, horse-drawn carriages and ox carts were still much slower.

As soon as Jiang Guang and the others leave, the newcomers have to be allocated dormitories and receive necessities.

They had to line up and wait their turn and not allowed to push or skip in line. There were people from the farmstead watching on the side and holding knives in their hands so these people were as docile as a quail.

The things they received were also simple, a set of underwear, a wooden basin, a strip of coarse cloth and a bamboo cup.

After checking their identity, they would be able to leave, and someone would show them the way to the allocated dorm room.

The newly-built dormitory building looked ugly, but it was big enough for many people, and the beds inside were also bunk beds.

Yao Liusan was one of these newcomers. His family was originally carpenters, but when food was not available back in their hometown they packed up their things and went to join their relatives.

But when they arrived, they found out that their relatives were also gone. They had nowhere to go and could only follow the people around them. As they walked, the family members slowly dispersed. First, his grandfather and grandmother died right after the other, and then his mother suffered a cold and passed a away. In the end there were fewer and fewer family.

When Yao Liusan realized it, he became the only one left.

He followed the people around him all the way, eating whatever he saw and only thinking about what he would eat tomorrow.

Later, they saw that someone was driving out the refugees, but instead of driving them away, they were driving them to a certain area. Yao Liusan found that many people were running towards there like crazy, he asked an old beggar: “What are they doing?”

The old beggar told him: “Those who are driving people are merchants. If they are picked, they can be sold by merchants.”

Yao Liusan couldn’t believe it, but he still went over.

After all, if you were picked by a merchant, no matter what you would at least get one bean curd cake a day?

It was better than the current life.

Yao Liusan ran over and was picked as expected, and so he followed this group of people to continue walking.

No one knew where they were going, and no one knew what they were going to do in the future. They only knew that they would not be facing starvation at the moment.

However, there were many people who died of illness on the way, and was just thrown on the side of the road, too lazy to even bury them.

Yao Liusan got the things allocated to him and walked to the side holding it in a daze, and then someone asked him, “What is your number?”

Yao Liusan: “Ah?”

The person was a little impatient: “Just now you got something and someone said which room you live in, do you remember?”

Yao Liusan hurriedly said: “Remember, the middle ten.”

Middle ten was the tenth room on the second floor.

That person: “Okay, you come with me, you are the last person in middle ten, I will take you up together.”

Yao Liusan discovered that there were already seven people behind him.

Although these seven people traveled with him, they didn’t know each other. Their expressions were similar to Yao Liusan’s.

These few days were almost like dreaming. There was a place to sleep and food to eat. Although they always had to line up during the day, there was no need to worry about starvation and cold. Although the hut was not warm, people would not freeze sleeping in it either.

The person led them to the dormitory room.

The door of the room was open. These rooms could be closed, but the door could not be locked or bolted.

“You divide the beds by yourself. If you can’t divide it, come to me again. If it is found that there was fighting, you will be thrown out on the spot. Do you understand?” said the person.

Yao Liusan and the others nodded their heads in a hurry.

When the person left, the eight of them stood in the dormitory, all with a similar stunned expressions.

“I……I will sleep here.” Yao Liusan was the first to speak, and he put his things on the first bed after entering the door.

It seemed that the other people finally reacted at this time and quickly began to divide beds.

“Will we fall off when sleeping?”

“It’s pretty high!”

“There is a fence next to it, we wouldn’t fall off, right?”

They all wanted to choose the lower bunk, but there was no way. Some people sleep in the lower bunk, so naturally some people must sleep in the upper bunk.

They all just arrived in the farmstead and they dared not clash with others, even if this person was just bought like themselves.

There were straw mats on the wooden bed, which were thick and soft. They were woven, so all they needed to do was spread blankets and bedding on it before sleeping.

Even if there was no bedding and they could only sleep in their clothes it would still be soft and comfortable.

Boss said that they could take a good day off today, but they would have to work tomorrow. If they don’t work, there would be no food to eat.

Yao Liusan touched his belly.

Although he could not say that he was completely full these days, it was much better than before, at least there was something in his stomach.

Not having to wake up hungry at night, such days were a good thing.

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For these five hundred people, Lin Yuan was prepared to have them mix up with the people in the farmstead as they work and train. They should not be allowed to group by themselves and must be dispersed at the beginning. But the number of newcomers was larger than the original farmstead people.

Lin Yuan thought for a long time, and planned to spend a day having them do training.

Have them walk for most of the day, then find a place to sit, chat, and cultivate friendship.

——Although Lin Yuan did not know whether it would be useful or not.

There was also the division system. Lin Yuan decided to put ten people in a squad, and then appoint a squad leader. According to the system there would be three squads in a platoon, three platoons in a company, and three companies in a battalion.

In this way, the position was much clearer.

It was also convenient to hold everyone accountable.

Li Da became a platoon leader inexplicably and was in charge of three squads. After a long time, he pointed to his nose in disbelief and asked the person next to him: “I’m a platoon leader? I’m an official?”

The person next to him was also very excited: “Yes! You have become an official Li Da!”

Li Da was so excited that despite the cold weather he almost wanted to take off his clothes and run around the farmstead shirtlessly.

“My……my family had never produced an official before!”

“Don’t be too happy. You think this platoon leader position is free. If there is an issue in your platoon, besides the squad leaders, you will be the first to be unlucky. If you find out, then it’s fine, but if you don’t find out and someone else finds out the issue, then you are done.”

“There is no such thing as a pie falling from the sky, and Boss has said that if your platoon performs well, your merits will be recorded.”

The newly created “officials” gathered together to chat, and felt that although there was not much benefit, the title was still very impressive.

Probably because of this, these “officials” were extremely strict during the training, but they did not dare to be too strict. After all, there was Yang Zi’an on the side making rounds. If anyone supervised too much, Yang Zi’an would take the leader out to recieve criticism.

The leader had been criticized, and the people under him would also be unlucky.

The punishment was also very simple, that was, to go hungry.

But these people were already scared of being hungry. When they hear that lazy people couldn’t eat, all of them worked harder.

After the excitement of being an official passed away, Li Da and his colleagues gathered for a meal, and they were all frowning as they talked about the people under their command.

“Let’s talk about Li Sijiu’s squad, usually training is just average, it don’t work no matter what you say to them, the movements are just irregular.”

“I said all that needed to be said, and trained them extra. I don’t sleep at night, but make time to give them extra training instead, but it still doesn’t work.”

“Because of them, I never have a chance in being evaluated as excellent.”

His colleagues were also with a lot of troubles: “I have one over there. His socks went missing, and insisted that someone in his dorm stole it. He woke me up in the middle of the night and asked me to go oversee the case. Oversee what damn case! One pair of socks! In the end we found it under his bed.”

The new official lights the fire three times (TN: vigorous new policies). After the fire had burned, there naturally won’t be any of the initial excitement.

Lin Yuan had also been paying attention to these people who have suddenly become “officials.” If anyone dared to take advantage, he could only kill the chicken to warn the monkey (TN: to punish an individual as an example to others) at this key juncture.

But the result was, these people were quite honest and obedient, and there was not a single troublemaker.

“Why is this?” Lin Yuan told Jiang Gui about his bewilderment. Generally speaking, when small unimportant people suddenly sit in a high position, it was easy to make mistakes.

Jiang Gui threw a bean into his mouth, chewing as he laughed: “Afraid of course, you forgot the one you kicked out last time?”

Jiang Gui went out for a round and returned when it was winter. Under the banner of a traveling merchant, he really went to many places, and even bought and exchanged some things.

For example, Sichuan pepper, it was all dried but he had also brought back seeds.

However, at this time, Sichuan pepper was used as a medicinal herb, which could relieve pain, promote qi, kill insects, and could also treat vomiting and diarrhea.

In short, it was a very versatile medicinal herb.

However, Lin Yuan used the pepper to cook hotpot, and like all the seniors who transmigrated before, he cooked the hotpot in the winter.

However, there was no chili, and the taste of pepper was only enough to make the mouth numb, but it was enough to break a sweat and drive out the cold.

Jiang Gui dipped a piece of mutton, put it in his mouth happily, and said to Lin Yuan: “Fourth brother, not mentioning anything else, just for the food, I will follow you.”

Lin Yuan also dipped a slice, but the slice was a bit overcooked and tasted so-so, so he dipped another slice.

Because of the start of winter, Lin Yuan, Jiang Gui, Yang Zi’an, and Li Congrong got together for dinner. They sat in the room with a brazier under their feet, and boiling lamb in a pot. The pores all over their bodies were stretched out and extremely relaxed.

Li Congrong picked up the meat with his chopsticks and put it in his bowl immediately after it was cooked. After eating the meat, he let out a long sigh of bliss: “Feels good! It would be even better if there is wine!”

Lin Yuan smiled and said: “When the conditions get better in the future, I will ask someone to specially make wine for big brother.”

Li Congrong slapped his thigh: “You said this, I remember it!”

Lin Yuan also said: “Third brother went out for a while, tell us, is there anything new and strange outside?”

Jiang Gui smiled and said: “There are quite a few novel things. Fang Guozhen has rebelled again.”

Fang Guozhen rebelled against Yuan in the eighth year of Yuanshun, and was later recruited by Yuan.

“In March of this year, I went out and traveled around before I found out.” Jiang Gui said, “He killed the Marshal Tai Buhua of the Eastern Zhejiang Province.”

“This person is capricious.” Yang Zi’an said, “Even on rebellion he goes back and forth, not interesting at all.”

Lin Yuan did not speak. He knew that Fang Guozhen would try to bribe the court next year and continue to serve for the Yuan Dynasty. In the 16th year of Yuanshun, he would be ordered to attack Zhang Shicheng in seven battles, all victories. Now Zhang Shicheng was not in Xinghua.

Maybe he would crusade against him when that time came.

Jiang Gui: “He has a lot of people in his hands now. I went out and heard that many merchants were going to Huangyan to sell him food.”

“Merchants will not act without profit. If he was not really capable, the merchants would not be like a dog smelling a bone.”

Li Congrong was a little confused: “Who is this Fang Guozhen?”

Lin Yuan could only explain: “Cai Luantou rebelled the year before, do you know?”

Li Congrong: “This I know, there was a big commotion.”

Lin Yuan also said: “Fang Guozhen rebelled at that time. He and his brothers gathered more than a thousand people to rob the food being shipped by sea.”

“This person is really brave.” Li Congrong sighed.

Li Congrong said again: “If it were me, I would not dare.”

Yang Zi’an laughed at him: “The knives are all placed on the neck, you have to dare even if you don’t.”

“Why do you say knife to his neck? Someone forced him to rebel?” Li Congrong asked confused.

Jiang Gui said again: “I know, I know, let me speak.”

“The year before, Cai Luantou returned to Yuan and was arrested by the court. Fang Guozhen had an enemy, and the enemy sued Fang Guozhen for colluding with Cai Luantou. Fang Guozhen could only kill the enemy and gather more than a thousand people together with his brothers and then rebel.” Jiang Gui sighed, “If he didn’t rebel, the heads of his entire family would have fallen clean.”

Li Congrong was taken aback.

Jiang Gui also said: “I heard that the White Lotus Society and the Mancheists are also making movements.”

“In short, there is no peaceful place.”

“There’s another folk song, I’ll sing it for you.” Jiang Gui cleared his throat, “The stone person with one eye, provoke the Yellow River, the world rebel.”

“What does this mean?” Li Congrong was puzzled. “Does it mean that a stone person with only one eye can provoke the Yellow River?”

“As long as it is provoked, the world will rebel?”

Jiang Gui also laughed: “The Yellow River has broken its dyke three times in the fourth year of Yuanshun.”

Lin Yuan: “What if the stone person with one eye was dug out?”

Everyone suddenly looked at Lin Yuan.

Lin Yuan said earnestly: “If someone unintentionally finds a one eyed stone person buried under the yellow sand.”

Jiang Gui was stunned for a moment: “Then this is the heavens telling us to rebel!”

Lin Yuan: “What if the stone person was buried by people?”

“Folk ballads are naturally passed on from person to person, and they must have a reason to be passed on.” Lin Yuan, “It’s like the story of Emperor Han Gaozu who killed the White Snake and then rebelled, same with the stories of Bai Di zi and Chi Di zi.”

Li Congrong: “How is that just a story? It must be true!”

Lin Yuan: “……”

Fine, it was no use making his point with this person with a one track mind.

At this time of widespread feudal superstition, speaking of science was the one with a screw loose.

Yang Zi’an then said: “The folk rhyme has spread. If there really is a one eyed stone person in this world, people will definitely rise up. Now the people are suffering and hungry, so if there is a sign from the heavens then people will naturally follow.”

Lin Yuan nodded: “Next year, the stone person should appear.”

Jiang Gui answered, “What shall we do then?”

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Li Congrong was the only one on the side with a dumbfounded expression. He understood every word but how come when all strung up together he doesn’t understand?

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The Cruel Tyrant CH 013 Confrontation

In an inconspicuous small courtyard in the imperial city, a black-clothed man respectfully reported: “Young master, there is no movement in the imperial palace. After Su Mochi checked our background, there was no other action.” After the report, the man in black disappeared immediately when there was no response.

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Gu Yunzhou opened his dark eyes, his large and powerful hand gripped the sword at his side and rubbed it lightly. That light-colored figure on the lake continued to flash through his mind.

While he left a deep impression on Su Mu, Su Mu also successfully aroused Gu Yunzhou’s interest. The other was just a youth, barely a man, but he could make him feel a sense of danger. More interestingly, according to the information sent by the spies, he was actually his target this time. Gu Yunzhou stared at the direction of the imperial palace, feeling that his blood was gradually beginning to burn, and his whole body was feeling eager. This kind of excitement of finding an opponent had not been felt for a long time.

In the magnificent palace, Su Mu was summoned by the Emperor before he had even finished his government affairs. Su Mu was very disgusted with the Emperor and didn’t want to see him at all, but after all, the other still occupied the Emperor’s throne, and was still the father of this body. Su Mu didn’t want to let this become a matter for gossip and derision.

Once again, he walked into the Emperor’s draped bedroom, and Su Mu smelled not the scent of powder, but the incense mixed with medicinal smell.

“You bunch of usueless trash, I don’t need to take medicine, get out of here! Where is the Crown Prince? Why hasn’t the Crown Prince arrived yet.” The Emperor’s scratchy voice made Su Mu furrow his brows.

The old doctor Hu stood calmly on the side and didn’t mind at all the Emperor shouting in his face and even being covered in flecks of saliva. When he saw Su Mu walk in, he immediately bowed and said, “Chen, pay respects to His Royal Highness.” When the Emperor heard that the Crown Prince had come, he immediately calmed down and his blurry eyes looked at Su Mu with hope: “I heard that the Crown Prince met an expert a few days ago, Crown Prince, invite him into the palace quickly.”

What expert, Su Mu had long forgotten the matter. He had been busy all day that there was no idle time to take care of this trivial thing. Su Mu really wanted to kill this Emperor who had nothing better to do than make more trouble.

Su Mu stood in front of the bed and replied: “Fu Huang (TN: form of address towards the emperor by his children), the expert has a strange temperament and left after seeing er chen (TN: form of self address for royal children when speaking to the emperor and empress). Er chen has already sent many people to look for him.”

“Hai, hai, hai……” The Emperor had a violent cough. Doctor Hu immediately handed the handkerchief and then helped the Emperor regulate his breathing. The Emperor pushed doctor Hu away and cursed: “Go away, you useless thing.”

Doctor Hu tactfully moved aside and pretended to be the background.

The Emperor beckoned to the people next to him: “Bring them in.”

Then Su Mu saw a group of eunuchs leading a group of handsome young men, ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old, kneeling on the ground.

The Emperor looked at Su Mu with a smile on his face and said, “Crown Prince, these people will be rewarded to you. You must find the expert quickly!”

Su Mu looked at the shivering teenage boys kneeling on the ground with a speechless expression. He really wanted to go up and give the Emperor a few big slaps. Su Mu said with an unpleasant expression, “Er chen thank fu huang for your kindness, but er chen don’t need them.”

The Emperor looked at Su Mu with an ambiguous smile on his face and said: “I heard that there have been no newcomers in the harem for a long time, so I sent a few specially. Crown Prince do not need to be modest. These are all trained and will definitely satisfy the Crown Prince.”

In the end, Su Mu could only speechlessly bring the group of trembling teenagers back to the courtyard next to the Crown Prince’s Palace and ordered Yuzhu to make arrangements for then. He then sent Han Yang to find out who was making mischief behind the scenes.

The Emperor usually didn’t care about Su Mochi’s private life, at best he would only persuade him to accept female concubines. The Emperor still had some opinions about the Crown Prince only favoring men, but this time he suddenly gave him several young men.

Su Mu’s expression was cold, no matter who dared to stretch their hand blatantly into his business, they should have the awareness of it being chopped off. Su Mu’s expression suddenly changed, and in the blink of an eye, only air remained in the chair.

Under the dark night, a few sparse stars hung dimly in the sky, and a tall and vague figure appeared in the dark in front of Su Mu.

The cold wind blew Su Mu’s black hair, the golden court robes made him appear even more dignified and extraordinary, and his powerful aura in particular made him a figure not to be underestimated. Su Mu’s eyes narrowed and said, “You demolished my house?”

The visitor didn’t seem to expect that Su Mu’s first sentence was about his house, but he nodded calmly.

“Then, compensate with money.” Su Mu stared fixatedly at the figure in the distance, appearing as if he won’t let the other leave without being paid with money.

The visitor ignored him, and a low and cold voice sounded in Su Mu’s ears: “Hand over Ye Qingfeng.”

“One million taels of gold, I will give him back.” Su Mu said.

A cold gleam flashed in Gu Yunzhou’s eyes, and his murderous aura instantly surged. The gleaming sword left the scabbard and appeared in his hand with a clang, and then appeared in front of Su Mu in the blink of an eye.

Su Mu sneered coldly and met the attack with his bare hands, and in an instant icy cold energy permeated the air. In the blink of an eye, the two had already exchanged blows dozens of times. Under the cover of night, even the afterimage was invisible.

The sword is the gentleman among the weapons, but in Gu Yunzhou’s hands, he couldn’t see the gentleman’s demeanor at all, targeting Su Mu’s key vital points in every move.

Sharp sword energy swept past Su Mu’s neck, Su Mu quickly turned around, aiming with fingers that were wrapped in strong inner energy that could easily cut through fine iron. Gu Yunzhou’s heart was only an inch away from being crushed by Su Mu. The clothes embroidered with exquisite dark patterns were cut open by Su Mu’s fierce inner energy, and the strong bronze chest that emphasized his strong physique was bared to the night air.

The sword in his hand turned in a blink of an eye and stabbed at the back of Su Mu. Su Mu could even feel that the ice-cold blade had touched his skin. Shifting slightly, the sharp blade swept past Su Mu’s waist leaving a rip on the bright yellow gold court clothes, and revealing Su Mu’s pale and smooth waistline.

The two each occupied a spot on the roof of the palace. Su Mu’s eyes were full of anger, and the killing intent in his heart became more and more intense. The scene of raining blood and flying limbs kept flashing in his mind, causing Su Mu to become uncontrollably excited. The world in front of him gradually became painted in a blood-red color, and his mind was gradually occupied by bloodthirsty killing intent. And Su Mu’s sanity gradually receded. He had only one thought now, which was to kill, to kill to his heart’s content!

Gu Yunzhou looked at Su Mu, whose aura became more and more strong, and a slight expression appeared on his perpetually cold face, his dark eyes filled with mad fighting spirit. They only stopped for a moment, and in the blink of an eye, the two of them became entangled in a fight again.

Under the dark night sky fierce clashes were heard, and a trace of blood sprinkled down from the sky. Huang Xuan looked worriedly at the night sky where only a little blurry shadow could be seen, and said, “Who is it that dares to infringe upon the Forbidden Palace?”

Qin Ye stared up at the black night sky without saying a word. He really hoped that the Crown Prince would be killed.

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Yun Feiyu looked at Huang Xuan, who was visibly worried, and felt a little uncomfortable. But momentarily he suppressed this emotion, and his mind was soon quickly running over several thoughts.

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