HSSB165: If you want to do a job well, first prepare the necessary tools
Hearing Fang Zhun’s words, Yan Zhaoge let out a long breath, “It will be during this time’s Heavenly Connection Meet?”
Fang Zhun said, “I too only just recently came to know that one of the streams that lead into Clear Concealed Lake originates from the Earth Domain.”
Yan Zhaoge stroked his lower chin, “Other than us younger generation disciples who will be attending the Meet, the various Sacred Grounds also have Elders leading their teams.”
“This small Clear Concealed Lake can actually be considered as a place where experts are as many as the clouds, and is not something that potential attackers would be able to assault easily.”
Yan Zhaoge said softly, “In daring to make a move, the Decimating Abyss Organisation must have people amongst those Martial Grandmasters who’ve led their groups of disciples here.”
Fang Zhun smiled, “And as the host, able to control the formation here, the Elder from Turbid Wave Pavilion is definitely one of them.”
He smiled as he looked at Yan Zhaoge, “Perhaps even I myself am one of them.”
Looking back at Fang Zhun, Yan Zhaoge similarly smiled, “Then I can only pray that you’re clean; otherwise, my life would be instantly at risk.”
“Even if I were one of them, I would also not kill you so easily, Zhaoge,” Fang Zhun could not help but laugh as he shook his head, “In that case I would capture you, acting with junior apprentice-brother Yan in mind, and not merely to make things difficult for you.”
“Though, with your talent and potential, it seems that you are going to surpass even your father.”
Fang Zhun sighed, “After another ten over years…no, perhaps after just a few more years, everyone will have to seriously acknowledge your existence, seriously acknowledge you, just purely because you are Yan Zhaoge, and not because you are the son of Yan Di.”
Yan Zhaoge smiled, “You are praising me to the point of embarrassment, second apprentice-uncle.”
Fang Zhun smiled, moving back to the main topic, “The Decimating Abyss wants the Nine Underworlds to descend upon this earth. This matter is as serious as that of the Flame Devil World, such that they are the public enemy of the entire Eight Extremities World.”
“In our confrontation with the Flame Devils, we are currently faintly holding a bit of an advantage. While the Flame Devils are temperamental and war-loving, they are no longer as unbridled and without fear as before.”
“However, if the Nine Underworlds descend, the Eight Extremities World will be facing enemies from both the front and the back, and the Flame Devils will also make use of this chance to attack.”
Hearing his words, Yan Zhaoge nodded, “That’s right. Under a collapsed nest, no eggs can remain intact. Is that why the Heavenly Thunder Hall has shared their information with the other Sacred Grounds so straightforwardly?”
“Of course, I believe that for our clan, Jade Sea City and Infinite Boundless Mountain to get the information, they must have paid some sort of price which was not low.”
He looked at Fang Zhun, who laughed, “That’s right. This is a very normal thing.”
Yan Zhaoge raised his head slightly and thought for a bit, “With this, it is not really convenient for Jade Sea City to pursue the matter of Lin Zhou and the One Line Edge any longer.”
Earlier, news had come over from the Heavenly Thunder Hall that not just Yan Shan, Lin Zhou would also not be coming to participate in this time’s Heavenly Connection Meet.
In their fight for the Eye of the Thunder Emperor, Lin Zhou had been injured by Yan Zhaoge, and was finally forced to escape with the help of his Blood Transforming Streaking Light Jade.
Although he successfully broke free and escaped, his qi and blood had been badly messed up, adding injury to injury, he was unable to recover within a short period of time. Even if he came to participate in the Heavenly Connection Meet, it would be hard for him to put up a proper performance there.
Other than that, Jade Sea City was also watching him closely like a tiger would its prey, waiting to question him about the One Line Edge.
Still, with such a thing having happened, even if Jade Sea City wanted to pursue the matter, they would also be unable to take up too tough a stance against it.
While the information from the Thunder Domain had specifically credited Lin Zhou’s father, Lin Tianfeng for the discovery and capture of the Decimating Abyss Organisation’s operative, Yan Zhaoge was ninety percent certain that this definitely had something to do with Lin Zhou.
“Wa, what a big play ah!” Yan Zhaoge coughed and praised, “This time, the Heavenly Thunder Hall has had huge gains.”
Everything else aside, Turbid Wave Pavilion would be owing them a huge debt this time.
With the current volatile situation within the Eight Extremities World, Turbid Wave Pavilion’s stance was really too sensitive a thing.
Yan Zhaoge swivelled his head to look at Fang Zhun, “Oh, after so long, second apprentice-uncle, who is the spy within our Broad Creed Mountain? And in this time’s Heavenly Connection Meet, who are the Martial Grandmasters that have problems?”
“I have already sent news back to the clan; Master and the others will deal with it,” Fang Zhun told him a name and then substantiated, “The Heavenly Thunder Hall only knows of this one person. As for whether or not there are others, it is still an unknown. We still cannot let down our guard.”
Yan Zhaoge nodded, “Yes, that’s right.”
Fang Zhun continued, “As for this time’s Heavenly Connection Meet, other than that person of Turbid Wave Pavilion, there were originally still three others. The expert of Heavenly Thunder Hall originally set to lead their disciples here was one of them, and he has already been dealt with.”
Yan Zhaoge smacked his lips, “That means that there were originally supposed to be four. With more than half of their number here, and one of them even being able to control the surroundings, they truly would have a chance of succeeding.”
Fang Zhun said, “Not only do they have spies; the other operatives of the Decimating Abyss Organisation not of the six great Sacred Grounds will also launch an attack, raising up chaos here together.”
“In order to catch as many of them in our net as possible, other than that spy of the Heavenly Thunder Hall who has already been captured, we have made sure not to alert the other Decimating Abyss experts whose identities have already been exposed.”
“Still, more experts of Turbid Wave Pavilion have already arrived here to lay in ambush.”
He looked at Yan Zhaoge, “It is more you guys, the main characters of the Heavenly Connection Meet, who truly have to be careful and avoid danger when the matter truly occurs.”
Yan Zhaoge smiled, “I feel like we’re already not the main characters here. If not to avoid alerting them, we could actually just disperse and make our ways home.”
Fang Zhun said mildly, “The Heavenly Connection Meet is still the Heavenly Connection Meet. Like you, Zhaoge. Beating a late Xiantian Martial Scholar of Infinite Boundless Mountain’s direct lineage as an early Xiantian Martial Scholar, didn’t you just boost our Broad Creed Mountain’s fame yet again?”
“In making a move, the enemy will also require some time to prepare.”
“Actually, if it were not too dangerous, to you youngsters, this would actually be the best form of tempering.”
Yan Zhaoge smiled, “These words of yours make sense.”
Fang Zhun rose, making to leave, “There are still many things awaiting preparations on our side. It is good that you understand this matter, Zhaoge. Make sure you prepare well yourself; this matter could occur at any time.”
“You can rest easy, second apprentice-uncle. I understand.” After escorting Fang Zhun out, Yan Zhaoge called Ah Hu in, communicating the news to him.
Ah Hu’s eyes widened into circles, “Young Master, your time to shine has come once again!”
Yan Zhaoge rolled his eyes, “…I really don’t want to perform a merit by acting as bait.”
“However, it’s a consolation that there’s a bunch of people accompanying me in it this time.”
Xie Youchan very quickly sent the Crimson Flame Iron and the Cold Light Iron over. Having handled them with his secret techniques, Yan Zhaoge left the job of feeding the Giant Panda over to Ah Hu.
“Young Master, what will you be busy with then?” Ah Hu asked curiously.
Yan Zhaoge snapped his fingers, “Cultivating.”
“A major incident will be occurring very soon. If you want to do a job well, first prepare the necessary tools.”
Ah Hu felt that his brains were a little insufficient, “But the Heavenly Connection Meet is right around the corner. What can you cultivate within such a short period of time ah?”
Yan Zhaoge smiled, but did not speak.
Earlier, he had feared that if his levelling speed was too high, it might raise suspicion. However, with the current situation being unique, it was fine to be a little flexible with this.
Yan Zhaoge gently tapped his right eye. Anyway, he had already come up with just the perfect excuse.
Coming over to the window, looking at the cloud-shrouded Clear Concealed Lake before him, Yan Zhaoge’s gaze turned somewhat inscrutable, “Nine Underworlds…”