“yes. In fact, the reason we delayed our departure was not to prepare for the trip, but to wait for reinforcements. “I think we would have probably arrived in Anhui by now.”
Tang Seo-yeon tilted her head with a puzzled expression.
I laughed and quickened my pace.
“I decided to join you in Xiancheng, so I’ll be able to meet you soon.”
I don’t know what plans Sima Seju has in store.
It was clear that they were going to do something to steal Jinbeopdohae, but I didn’t know exactly what method they would use.
‘Well, at least they won’t start a public opinion war. If you carelessly claim ownership of Jinbeopdohae, things will get complicated.’
If the Zhuge family intervened and tried to rob Jinbeopdaohae, the relatively weak Sima family would have no way to resist.
For what reason would the Zhuge family take away Jinbeopdaohae?
It was up to me to make a justification.
Basically, Moorim was a world run by power.
No matter how absurd the Zhuge family’s actions were, the Wulin alliance would take their side, not the Sima family’s.
It wasn’t for any other reason that Damun and I didn’t carelessly reveal things about Jinbeopdohae to people around us.
‘In the end, there are not many options for Sima Xuhuan to choose from.’
The most likely thing is to forcibly take Damun by force.
Of course, it wasn’t as simple as it sounds.
Chang Myeong-gung is a talented person who ranks first among the 100 great masters.
Cheonryong is treated as a top 100-level powerhouse.
And even the Germans of the party family.
Would it be as easy as it sounds to take over someone who is protected by this much power?
‘If you look at it simply from a force perspective, there is no danger to this side. But…’
Still, the reason I was wary was because Sima Sega was a famous family in Jinbeop.
I knew that I had received help from Damun countless times.
A high-level strategy made with a generous amount of expensive castings is enough to pose a threat to even a top-level expert.
‘Well, even if you take the military strategy aside, it’s natural to be wary of enemies that aren’t revealed on the surface.’
The Simase family was a martial arts power that was more hidden than what was revealed.
It was said that Damun had considerable power when he declared isolation and ran away from home, so it was hard to guess what it would be like several years later.
Even if the attackers were safely repelled, it would have been difficult if there were casualties in the process.
The Damun I knew was not a person who would be happy to see people around him getting involved and being sacrificed for his personal favor.
Therefore, we decided to prepare the most reliable and safe response plan.
It was decided to ask for help from the absolute master who held the first rank of the Ten Heavenly Emperors.
The identity of the reinforcements is none other than a sound ghost.
It was Ak Yeo-ryeong, the head of the Shandong music family.
The reason I initially planned to visit the headquarters of Hwayang Sangdan was to take care of matters related to Shandong music.
Even if there had been no particular conflict with Sima Seju, he would have joined her in Zhejiang.
‘I’m already looking forward to seeing how the warriors of the Simase family will react when they face an absolute expert.’
* * *
“Geueuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu her her her…”
her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her her or she her or her head with up off is off yet yet.
One man and one woman reflected in the field of vision.
One was an old woman with gray hair, and the other was a young man with such a beautiful appearance that he could be mistaken for a woman.
Both of them were carrying a gold coin as tall as themselves on their backs.
“Who are you!”
Makwan shouted, glaring at the two with bloodshot eyes.
The old woman looked down at him with an expression of surprise and said.
“That’s amazing. “I never thought there would be someone alive.”
“What kind of spite did you have for attacking us?”
“I don’t particularly have any grudge against you. “I just couldn’t leave alone a group of people who wanted to harm the benefactor who saved my disciple’s life.”
“Heavenly Dragon. “I am referring to the person you tried to attack.”
Makwan’s eyes shook like aspen trees.
I felt like I knew the other person’s identity.
The story of those who overcame Simma with the help of the Heavenly Dragon was famous in the Jianghu region.
Additionally, Shandong was a region adjacent to Anhui.
Old lady Geum (琴) Eumgong.
Given this many clues, it was impossible not to know.
The old woman, Ak Yeo-ryeong, slapped her palms together forcefully.
Heavy waves spread out in concentric circles throughout the area.
Makwan rolled his eyes and fell helplessly to the ground.
After looking around for a while, the evil girl took a step forward and said.
“Let’s just go.”
* * *
A guesthouse located in Shensheng, Anhui Province.
I stood up from my seat with a happy expression on my face when I saw Ilnam Ilnyeo entering the restaurant with their hats removed.
“It’s been a while.”
“How have you been?”
“After receiving the letter, I immediately rushed to Anhui. “I was a little embarrassed because they asked for help out of nowhere.”
“Thank you for readily responding to my sudden request.”
“It was okay to say thank you. “Because I owe you.”
Ak Yeo-ryeong, the head of the Shandong Ak family, and her disciple Baek Ri-seon.
These were happy faces I hadn’t seen in a long time.
I immediately led them to the table where the rest of the group was.
Tang Seo-yeon stood up from her seat with a surprised expression and politely bowed.
“I meet the Lord of Shandong Akga.”
“I am no longer the head of the family.”
“The position of head of the family was passed on to my son.”
Everyone looked surprised.
[As soon as my disciple’s health recovers and a few urgent matters are taken care of, I plan to hand over the position of head of the family to my son.] I have
heard that he is famous for being someone who always keeps his word, but isn’t this too quick?
It had been less than two months since she left the Sichuan branch and returned to her family.
No one would have guessed that she had already given up her position as the head of the family.
“Oh, and we have already resolved the issue related to the Sima family.”
“yes? “What does that mean?”
“Did you say Bisaldae and Jeolyeongdae? Before coming here, we first found them and destroyed them. “You will no longer have to worry about Sima Family’s warriors attacking you.”
Ak Yeo-ryeong sat down in the empty seat and spoke in an indifferent tone.
Damun asked with a blank expression.
“How did you find them?”
“It’s not that difficult for me, who has mastered Cheonjicheongsul (千里地聽術).”
Should we really say that he is an absolute master who holds the first place in the Ten Heavenly Emperors?
It was an ability and force that far exceeded the common sense of ordinary people.
I laughed inwardly.
The job ended up being much simpler than I thought.
Suddenly, a curiosity arose.
How is Sima Seohwan feeling right now?
* * *
“It is said that Bishaldae and Jeolyeongdae were annihilated.”
“It is said that their bodies were found in Angyeon and Dongling, respectively.”
“What do you mean? Why are they suddenly?!”
A guesthouse owned by the Sima family, located on the outskirts of Jiangsu.
After hearing the guard’s report, Sima Seohwan kicked up his chair and shouted.
Howie’s neck shrank like a turtle.
Instinctively realizing that he was at the crossroads of life and death, he cautiously opened his mouth.
“It is said that warriors dispatched from the Namgung family are investigating the truth of the incident.”
“Who did you say the chest was?”
“It has not been revealed. However, it does not appear to have been the work of Lord Soga and his companions.”
“It’s obvious. Aren’t they heading to Zhejiang now? Who are the survivors? “How many people did you say survived?”
Sima Xuhuan could no longer hold back his anger and swung his arms.
Following the eerie noise, a bloodbath broke out.
The guard’s head, which was torn off, hit the wall and fell helplessly to the floor.
Sima Seohwan let out a beast-like cry and began to randomly throw things in the room.
Glasses were broken, tables were split, and chairs were smashed.
After running wild like a madman for a while, he leaned against the wall, breathing heavily.
Bissaldae and Jeolyeongdae.
All the warriors I had raised with great effort were lost.
It was truly a painful blow.
‘How on earth are we supposed to make up for this loss?’
Those who could be said to be Sega’s main force evaporated due to just one wrong choice.
The grand plan that had been prepared for a long time went wrong in an instant.
My vision became blurry.
Tears that I thought had dried up a long time ago and would never come out anymore came out freely and ran down my cheeks.
It was then.
A small noise pierced Sima Seohwan’s ears.
The locked door opened and a man wearing a mask on his face entered the room with leisurely steps.
Sima Seohwan, who felt instinctively wary, stepped back and widened the distance between himself and the other person and asked.
“Who are you?”
There was no reply.
The man, who had been quietly looking down at the decapitated body of the bodyguard for a while, let out a sad cry.
Sima Seohwan swallowed dry saliva and quietly headed to the window to secure a retreat.
“There is no use running away. “Because we are already surrounded.”
“What happened to the guards guarding the outside?”
“Why are you asking such an obvious question? “I killed them all.”
“Let me introduce myself first.”
The man took off his mask.
At the same time, the gray long cloth on his body fluttered as if hit by a strong wind.
A surge of demonic energy flowed out and engulfed the entire area.
“The main position is called Sosalmagun (笑殺魔君).”
* * *
As Ae Yeo-ryeong assured, there was no attack by the Samase family’s warriors.
Although bandits occasionally appeared and blocked our path, we were able to easily defeat them and move on.
At the end of the five-day journey, we arrived at our destination, Hwayangsangdan.
After unpacking our bags in the VIP accommodation, Ak Yeo-ryeong and I headed straight to the reception room.
Hwayang Sangdanju was the first to sit in the room he entered under the guidance of the chief priest.
He stood up and politely bowed.
“welcome. “This is how I get to meet a noble person.”
“Nice to meet you. “Hwayang Sangdanju.”
After exchanging light greetings, Ak Yeo-ryeong and Hwayang Sangdanju sat across the table from each other.
As I sat next to Ak Yeo-ryeong, the owner of Hwayang Sangdan spoke to me with a happy expression.
“It’s been a while.”
“Long time no see.”
“I heard the good news. “A lot has happened so far.”
“Since we are here to attend to the Lord of the House of Lords, I think we should postpone personal talk for now. “We’ll talk about the backlog later.”
When the head of the Hwayang Sangdan beckoned, Sibi, who was waiting while leaning against the wall, immediately brought out teaware.
Hwayang Sangdanju, who handed the steaming cup to Ak Yeo-ryeong, immediately got to the point.
“So, for what reason did the Taesang family head of the Shandong music family come to visit Hwayang Sangdan?”