Chapter 899: Loot the Entire Country
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
Dozens of experts gathered in a large hall within a mansion in Divine Martial City.
A burly middle-aged man sat on the main seat and this was the Commander of the Divine Guards of Divine Martial Country – Yue Shan.
A large majority of them were of Lv 9 Martial King Realm cultivation and even the weakest amongst the group had a cultivation of Lv 8 Martial King Realm. There were even two or three experts with Half-step to Martial Royal Realm cultivation.
That stern elderly man who was the palace master of the Fire Palace, Master Yang, was also present.
“Everyone, I’ve gathered you here to discuss a matter of great importance.” Commander Yue began as his piercing gaze swept across the group. “Now that the Great Emperor has died, we have to appoint our next Emperor. What are your thoughts on this?”
A light flashed past everyone’s eyes as they immediately understood where this topic was leading to. Commander Yue wanted to proclaim himself the next Emperor.
Now that the Divine Martial Emperor had died, the country had descended into anarchy. Ten days had passed since that extraordinary punishment survivor was last seen, and so the possibility of him reappearing was slim
Regardless of strength or status, Commander Yue was the most powerful being in the entire country now.
He was not only extremely strong, he also commanded 20,000 Divine Guards, which made him even more powerful.
“Commander Yue, what are your plans?” an expert in the group asked.
“I am not worthy myself of achieving great things, so I was wondering if everyone here would help me realize my ambition?” Commander Yue aid haughtily as he revealed his true intentions without any preamble.
He would need their assistance as an added layer of assurance if he wanted to proclaim himself King for there were still 36 powerful cities in this country and each city governor was a Half-step to Martial Royal Realm martial artist.
It would be more challenging for him to force all of the cities to submit to his rule with just the men at his disposal.
However, if this group was willing to help him, it could be easily accomplished.
Everyone remained silent. They were all officials of high importance in this country and had pledged their allegiance to the Divine Martial Emperor. Why would they be willing to serve Commander Yue!
However, no one moved to speak first.
As the silence dragged on, Commander Yue laughed coldly. Then his gaze fell on Master Yang.
“Master Yang, would you be willing to assist me?” he asked gravely.
He chose to single out Master Yang because he was the strongest craftsmen in the entire country. Not only were his craftsmanship skills extraordinary, but he was also pretty strong. Most importantly, he was on good terms with many experts.
Therefore, half the battle would have been won if he could get Master Yang to pledge allegiance to him.
Master Yang remained calm and said noncommittally, “If you succeed at becoming Emperor, I would pledge my allegiance to you!”
Master Yang spoke very diplomatically but still made it clear that he would only pledge allegiance if Commander Yue succeeded at becoming Emperor.
Commander Yue frowned but since Master Yue did not reject him outright, he was not in a position to question him either.
He turned to look at the rest and his eyes flashed ruthlessly. He had decided to kill some people to scare the rest into submission.
Just then, the storage ring on his finger vibrated violently.
“What’s happening?” Commander Yue was shocked. He was about to take a closer look when his storage ring suddenly exploded.
There was a loud explosion as his storage ring shattered. Then, a scroll shot out from it and landed in the hall.
“This is…!” the crowd was stunned when they recognized the scroll as the scroll that belonged to that extraordinary punishment survivor.
A young man with white hair appeared in the hall.
Everyone rose to their feet in shock and stared at that man in astonishment.
It was none other than Su Mo.
A tiny storage ring could not keep him captive. He had easily shattered Commander Yue’s storage ring and charged out.
The moment he appeared in the hall, he immediately kept his Divine Map.
He looked around and was surprised to find that so many people had gathered here.
Everyone stared at Su Mo in terror since they all knew how powerful he was after they witnessed how he survived his Martial King Ordeal.
Commander Yue’s face turned livid because not only was his storage ring destroyed, all its contents had also disappeared.
However, he did not dare to lash out at Su Mo.
Su Mo looked around and he face slowly broke into a smile as an idea came to him.
He was going to leave this place to return to Central Continent but now that he was so broke, he had thought of a way to profit from this before he left.
He sat down on the chair beside him, looked at the crowd and said, “Submit or die. Make your choice!”
Everyone started to quake in their boots and all sorts of expressions flashed across their faces.
Of course this man would want to proclaim himself Emperor and replace the Divine Martial Emperor!
Everyone bowed to Su Mo without a second thought and said, “We are willing to submit to your rule!”
No one dared raise any objections, not even Commander Yue or Master Yang.
They did not have a choice for they knew that objecting to the strongest person in this land would only mean death for them.
Su Mo’s strength was not something that Commander Yue could emulate. They did not want to submit to Commander Yue, but they did not dare to not submit to Su Mo.
Commander Yue was completely exasperated. He had fantasized about uniting the entire country and installing himself as the next Emperor, but it turned out to be just a dream.
“Very well!” Su Mo nodded. “Hand over your…!”
He suddenly stopped. He had wanted to ask for everyone to hand over their storage rings, but now he changed his mind.
“I have a mission for all of you and expect it to be completed in three days!” Su Mo said seriously.
“Your wish is my command!”
“Your wish is my command!”
The crowd said in unison.
Su Mo’s face froze when he realized that this group of people thought he was going to proclaim himself Emperor of Divine Martial Country.
He had no interest in a small country of this size.
He shook his head and said, “I want you to loot the entire Divine Martial Country in three days.”
His voice rang out clearly across the hall and the group of experts was completely bewildered by his order.
Loot the entire country?
They stared at Su Mo slack-jawed, completely astonished by his order. He was already invincible in this land and would soon become Emperor. How would he want to not just rob, but rob the entire country dry?
“Did you not hear what I said?” Su Mo’s face darkened when he saw that no one had responded.
A chill ran down their spine at his words and finally, someone piped up uneasily, “Emperor, you will soon reign over the entire country and everything in Divine Martial Country will soon belong to you, so would it not be appropriate for you to do this?”
“Shut up!” Su Mo said as he waved his hand. “I’ll give you three days. If it is not done in three days, all of you shall die!”
The group of experts quaked in their boots and they thought to themselves that this man was even more violent and ruthless than the Divine Martial Emperor!
“Yes, we will obey your command!” the group of experts bowed obediently and no one dared to make any further comments.
“Oh, I want you to loot all 36 cities in Divine Martial City with the exception of Great Martial City. Bring all their riches to me in three days.” Su Mo added and he excluded Great Martial City from this.