Ostentatious Zhao Yao ~ Ch 34.02

Ostentatious Zhao Yao by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang

《招摇》 作者: 九鹭非香

Ch 34.02

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I restrained my moodiness and asked Zi You: “So someone like me, people give me one thousand coins of ghost money, I can only get one hundred; roughly how much will it cost to go there and look up the information one time?”

Zi You was somewhat surprised and looked at me: “You get deducted nine-tenths! Guest… When you were alive, what did you do?”

I slanted him a quick glance, he guilelessly closed his mouth, pondered for a moment, and said, “You lost nine-tenths of your money, so generally speaking, when buying things, your price is nine times more expensive than ordinary people… When the average person wants to buy information, it costs ten thousand each time, but your estimate is ninety thousand, and then it’s rounded up to exactly one hundred thousand coins.”

I could not restrain my fury: “You guys still round up! Ninety thousand directly rounds up to one hundred thousand! Why aren’t you guys willing to part with that ten thousand and make it free?! Are you guys swindling ghosts?!”

Zi You wore a mistreated expression and stared at me: “This rule… Was not set by me.”

I almost wanted to crush my teeth.

I indignantly sat cross-legged next to Zi You, crossed my arms, and began to ponder once more about the business of burning ghost money.

Apparently, my expenditures at the ghost market would only increase. Merely depended on that one person, Zhi Yan, to find people to burn paper offerings for me was absolutely not enough. I had to think of another way to get more people to willingly burn paper offerings for me. The fastest and most convenient method was to make Mo Qing immediately issue the Sect Leader’s absolute command and order Wan Lu Sect’s lower disciples to burn ghost money for me, Lu Zhao Yao, every single day. In this way, my income would be steady and fast, also in large amounts, but the key issue here was…

What lies did I have to weave to make Mo Qing issue the Sect Leader’s command…

“Guest, don’t worry, I have another information here that I will tell you.”

I glanced at Zi You’s head, his body buried in the earth: “What is it?”

“Don’t you like to ask about the news on malicious spirits. Recently, I’ve found out, besides that Yue Zhu in Feng Zhou City, a malicious spirit also appeared in another place. Can you guess where that place is, I guarantee that you won’t be able to guess.”

I raised an eyebrow: “You said it so mysteriously, is it possible that a malicious spirit appeared in one of the Ten Great Celestial Sects’ families?”

“Guest is smart! It is exactly that Jian Xin Sect!”

I was taken aback and temporarily placed other matters aside: “You tell me the details in-depth.”

“This is the news that came from Jin Zhou City.”

Jin Zhou was Jian Xin Sect’s territory, which was an area that their prestigious righteous sect completely controlled. Jian Xin Sect produced a lot of good swords, so in Jin Zhou City there were also many aristocratic sword-making families; it could even be said to be their celestial path’s weaponry warehouse.

That year, I was in charge of Wan Lu Sect; at the most magnificent time, I brandished my sword to the east, destroyed Jiang City, and invaded into the heart of the celestial sects. I once desired to rip the Ten Great Celestial Sects in one fell swoop, separate them from north to south, and then break them one by one; but it was there, at Jin Zhou City, that I stepped onto a nail. Jian Xin Sect placed millions of celestial swords on the outskirts of Jin Zhou City, laid down the Ten Thousand Sword Spell Formation, and turned Jin Zhou City into a protected hedgehog.

I attacked for a long time without any success; later, Qin Qian Xian took the opportunity to take Qian Chen Pavilion from Jiang City’s surroundings to do a surprise attack on my rear. They desired to cut me down in the heart of the celestial sects in one fell swoop. Sima Rong advised me to withdraw the troops; after deliberating, I decided to pull the troops back.

That time, the battle was not even settled in any way.

Come to think of it, it was during that time that I first knew about that person, Qin Qian Xian. Afterwards, when my troops were withdrawing, I captured Qin Qian Xian along the way and brought him back to Wan Lu Sect to admire… At that time, I had originally planned to kill him after I was finished admiring him, but I thought his appearance was so beautiful, killing him would be such a pity, so I set him free.

Later, I heard it was also because of this incident that allowed Jian Xin Sect and Qian Chen Pavilion to develop a deep camaraderie…

“Guest…” Zi You called out to me and dragged me back from the distant memory, “Are you still listening?” 

“Speak, I’m still listening.”

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