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Chapter 59: City Replica
“Keke, this kid is certainly reliable.” Hong Wenqing laughed. He truly believed in Hong Xiaobao’s ability.
“I hope so,” Zuo Shixian pondered for a while and suddenly said, “however, Brother Hong, the Gathering of Jiang Hu Elders will be held in three months’ time. In my humble opinion, if Hong Xiaobao wants to set up a sect, he better do it after the meeting. Otherwise, he might be…” He did not complete his sentence. However, Hong Wenqing knew exactly what he wanted to say — Hong Xiaobao had thoroughly offended Thunder Sound Pavilion which certainly had the power to trouble Hong Xiaobao. He might be humiliated by then.
Gathering of Jiang Hu Elders is a meeting where every major and minor sect elder meets up and divides their power apart from trading goods.
If one were able to gain respect during the Gathering of Jiang Hu Elders, one’s sect would greatly benefit in future developments. Since this world was so big, nobody had the confidence to say that their resources and power were the greatest in the world. For instance, one particular spirit medicine was only available in one location. The only way to get it was by trading. As a result, domain division was immensely crucial. Technically, this was exactly the same as what gangsters do on Earth.
“Keke, I however, think that if that were the case, Hong Xiaobao should definitely settle his sect as soon as possible.” This was the first time Hong Wenqing denied Zuo Shixian’s statement. “We must let those fellows see what my Xiaobao is capable of!”
Zuo Shixian got completely speechless. These father and son were truly weird — they had no common sense!
While they were chatting, a eunuch came in to report, “Your Majesty, the ninth prince made his move. He bought Wang Fugui’s building for sixty thousand silver taels.”
“Oh? That was quick,” Hong Wenqing looked at Zuo Shixian, stood up, and said, “okay, understood. You may go now.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.” The eunuch said before leaving.
“Brother Zuo, come with me. I’ll show you something good,” Hong Wenqing laughed and said before guiding Zuo Shixian out. Very quickly, they reached a 600-square-metre hall which had a plaque hanging on the entrance, with ‘Xuan Lin Pavilion’ written on it. Hong Wenqing smiled and said, “We’re here.”
Once they entered the hall, Zuo Shixian widened his eyes as there was an enormous model right at the centre of the hall! The model was around 15-metre long and wide. It was the model of the entire city! There were mountains, rivers, gullies, etc. — extremely realistic!
“This is…” Zuo Shixian breathed in a mouthful of cold air.
Although Zuo Shixian was no strategist, he could imagine how useful the model would be during wars. One could say this could make commanding twice as efficient!
“Keke, what do you think?” Hong Wenqing said with his face filled with pride. He then smiled and continued, “This was made by Xiaobao when he was young and bored. He called this City Replica. At that time, he only made a model for the imperial palace. However, I thought that this concept could be applied for the entire city which would come in handy during wars. And so I made a much bigger one. This is my Chijing City’s entire terrain.” Hong Wenqing then pointed at a tall building on the City Replica, “Hmm. I think this is Wang Fugui’s house.”
Zuo Shixian was impressed. He noticed that he had indeed looked down on Hong Xiaobao previously…
“En, this is quite a nice place,” Zuo Shixian looked at it from every direction. “Xiaobao really does know how to pick locations. Hehe.”
“Of course! Sixty thousand silver taels is definitely worth it!” Hong Wenqing smiled before saying, “Guards!”
“Yes, Your Majesty.” A guard came in quickly.
“Get me my writing tools. My Xiaobao had made his move. As his father, I shall do something as well!”
“Yes, Your Majesty!” The guard said before leaving.
Meanwhile at the suburb of Chijing City, there were around ten people riding their steeds at high speed. At this point of time, nobody would be riding horses. They might have come from afar. They could see a huge wall lying horizontally on the horizon.
Wall of Miracles!
Wall of Miracles, a wall that was twenty-metre-high and was built entirely with large stones. It could definitely keep out land-based Demonic Beasts. Flying-type Demonic Beasts should not be too much of an issue since they were rather rare. The entire Chijing City was wrapped by the Wall of Miracles. As long as it did not break, it would keep millions of lives safe.
“Father, we have suffered so much losses this time,” Ye Jinning told Ye Feihong while riding a horse. “I really can’t stand it! I can’t take it! Hong Xiaobao so easily gets Yun Caixiao’s Black Yin Body…” He did not speak too loud to avoid Yun Shengxuan from hearing him. Moreover, Ye Feihong had formed a sound barrier, there was no way for him to hear them.
Ye Jinning was so sad that tears almost poured from his eyes.
“Hmph! Of course I wouldn’t let them get away.” Ye Feihong was also rather depressed. If Yun Caixiao married my Jinning, his power would certainly raise by a whole lot due to the Black Yin Body. Unfortunately it all ended up in a completely different way… How could this be!
“He dares challenge me?” Ye Feihong spoke coldly, “if I can’t even deal with a furry kid, my time spent in the Jiang Hu would have been wasted!”
“Yes! There’s no way they could be so cocky!” Ye Jinning nodded fiercely.
“Aren’t they building a sect? There are only 3 months left until the Gathering of Jiang Hu Elders.” Ye Feihong touched his chin, saying “I will ask the other sects to mess around with Hong Xiaobao. I have to teach him a lesson and let him know how deep is world of Jiang Hu! Let’s go, Jinning. After exiting the Wall of Miracles, the nearest sects are Purple Feather Pavilion and Azure Dragon Valley. Let’s give them a visit!”
Meanwhile at the riverside, Qingqing was sitting at a stone bench with Jian Pu. Looking at the mud that Hong Xiaobao threw on the floor earlier, Qingqing shook her head and said, smiling, “This Hong Xiaobao. He does have a lot of ideas.”
“I know right,” Jian Pu said. “He is certainly a worthy ingenious inventor of his own martial art. Mistress, how much do you think Hong Xiaobao could earn with this idea? You undoubtedly know the cost of building a sect. Relying on this idea alone would not be sufficient I guess.”
“Nope, I think the opposite.” Qingqing had faith in this idea. She then smiled and said, “People like to hear about what the people in the Jiang Hu do. Once the Jiang Hu Stories is out, as long as the price is reasonable, most people would be willing to buy one. Although selling one or two copies would earn close to nothing, if this is sold in a large amount, the money would naturally increase. With the help of the people of Lotus Sect, I’m afraid that Hong Xiaobao would swim in gold in the future.”
“En, I agree,” Jian Pu nodded. “He previously went to Warm Fragrant Building was to partner with the Lotus Sect.”
Qingqing pondered for a while and said, “However, since the Jiang Hu Stories uses the Living Printing Technique, it would be bad if it’s leaked. Jian Pu, if some thief were to come in, kill him straight away, leave no mercy!”
- It’s a trend to take your grandfather along with you when passing through to another world, but we have kind of been cheated—have you ever experienced buy one get eight free? Hong Xiaobao: “This opponent is a bit formidable. All you old-timers, hurry up and save me please! If you don’t appear, then this prince is going to get angry!” Demon Emperor Meng Xianji: “Mockers, kill! Those who defy me, kill! Strong people, eat! Valuable treasures and materials, eat! Good equipment, steal!” Wine God Xiao Sanshao: “Why must you be so brutal? If there’s something wrong, can we not just all sit down and have a nice chat? I’ll teach you how to taste wine, youngster!” Medicine Immortal Tian Can: “You guys chat first. My condition today isn’t very good, so I’ll go rest first…. If you want to concoct some medicine, tell me after I wake up….” Godly Craftsman Xi Hong: “Didn’t I just upgrade your equipment yesterday? What are you afraid of? Attack, youngster! Isn’t that right, Chen Nan?” Formation Spirit Chen Nan: “En…. How about you go ask Mao Yue.” Beast Emperor Mao Yue: “Today’s sunshine is too bright. I’m recalling that cat of mine who died because of menstrual pain….” Hong Xiaobao: “Can you guys not be so misleading?”