Chapter 253 – Rich people
Translated by: YX
Edited by: XRCO, Earl, Natsuriayuko and De Andre
When Tang Tian dragged the weird looking freak out with grass all over him, Liu Ya Zhi and Mister Zhang’s face changed, and both of them let out a cry of surprise together.
Mister Zhang’s face looked like he was dying, his lips kept trembling, like he had suffered a blow to his head. His whole world shifted, his blood surged, and his legs went soft.
How could this happen?
After a long time, his vision finally stabilized, however, he continued to see black spots, and he felt death lingering in his peripheral vision. His entire being was filled with one thought: I am done for!
I am entirely done for!
Scarecrow was someone whom the organization went through a lot to get, and he assumed a high ranking position within the organization. If the mission was not pivotal for the organization, there would be no need to mobilize Scarecrow. The mission was a total failure, and he had a look of dejection while looking at the floor sadly. The mobilization of Scarecrow was raised by him, and he had to assume responsibility for the mission. He had to be responsible, and previous initiations were also raised by him. Similarly, they were failures as well, and instead, it brought Tang Tian and the Mo Family closer.
He had always been proud, and he thought that his intelligence was above others. Who would have expected this…
When he thought about his punishment he was about to receive upon his return to the organization, he shivered, and fear struck him.
When Tang Tian and the Mo Family walked out of the shed in a row, the spectators in both light and dark quieted. Mo Wei Tian saw the guards who had collapsed at the doors of the shed, and turned livid. The guards were paid a high price, and yet, they were all defeated. To him, it was utter humiliation.
Mo Wei Tian’s fist was tightly clenched.
Tang Tian walked to the wooden bar lined with Mo Liu’s men, and with a sweep of his hand, everything dropped. They already saw that the Patriarch was there. They were mere hooligans roaming the streets. Now, all their faces were drained of color, they were shaking like a leaf, and they had their heads down.
Overhead, Mo Wei Tian laughed and said, “How would Mister Thunder deal with this man?”
Mo Liu was extremely frightened.
“You will never know someone unless you fight with him. Give them some credit. Let them go.” Tang Tian waved his hand, unconcerned.
Mo Wei Tian showed a look of awe and told Mo Liu, “Since Mister Thunder has spoken for you, you do not have to die! Now get out of here!”
The men of Mo Liu who had barely escaped death ran away pathetically.
Sai Lei was a little surprised, after all, Tang Tian did not come across as someone who was magnanimous, wasn’t he a vengeful person? At this moment, she saw Tang Tian tying Scarecrow up with a string. Was he trying to suspend Scarecrow with it?
Sai Lei’s heart skipped a beat, she hurriedly proclaimed, “What you are doing is not nice!”
Tang Tian did not even flinch. “What is so bad about what I’m doing? Are you trying to be humane? Stop dreaming. He better not appear in front of me, or else I will kill him!”
Sai Lei stopped talking. She thought, by killing one of their formidable adversaries, the other party will never back down when faced with such a huge loss. As for Tang Tian… He was a lunatic who would never cease to take revenge.
Tang Tian turned to Mo Wei Tian suddenly and said, “Are you all scared?”
A flash of menace passed in Mo Wei Tian’s eye. He said, “Scared? A mere group that cannot even band properly like Blood Weapons Group dared to challenge us? If we were to swallow this, it would be a disgrace to our ancestors!”
He paused, and his face relaxed, “This is a big world we live in. There are a lot of strong opponents and everyone loves Star Coins. I am prepared to spend five hundred million, I am sure that is more than enough to create some trouble for him.”
“Five hundred million!” Tang Tian’s eyes opened, how typical of the wealthy man!
True enough, family background does go back a long way. Thinking about his spending of 25 million, and comparing that to Mo Wei Tian, it seemed like a meagre amount. However, he immediately thought about Wu Guang. He said: “I know of someone who has been in the scene for a long time and his capabilities are undeniable.”
Mo Tian Wei was enlightened. He was about to spend five hundred million to recruit assassins, but with Tang Tian’s recommendation, it was obviously the better choice. He was not afraid of spending, but he knew that it would not help him get someone formidable. With Tang Tian’s help, he could get his money’s worth and at the same time, foster a better relationship with him.
His background is indeed astounding!
He hurriedly said, “It would be great to have your help, we can always negotiate on the price!”
Tang Tian said with a nod, “I will ask later.”
He raised the tied up Scarecrow high up on a wooden bar. Scarecrow was facing the ground at first, and no one could see him clearly. Now that he was suspended in mid-air, everyone had a clear view of him.
There were cries of surprise everywhere.
“It’s the Scarecrow Mu Zi!”
“A Heaven Road’s List martial artist!”
The spectators broke into a state of confusion. A Heaven Road’s List martial artist was actually dead! The news was unsettling. Mechanical martial artists were a small group, but the Heaven Road’s List martial artists were the cream of the crop! They were all placed on a pedestal, and admired by all.
The death of a Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist was actually taking place.
Everyone stared at it numbly, all in a state of confusion.
When it came to Ink City, something like this happening was too much, the impact was too great.
Who killed Scarecrow Mu Zi?
For those who came out from their state of confusion, they were filled with one thought. Whoever had killed the Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist had to be formidable as well.
Everyone’s attention turned to Tang Tian.
Could it be, that this sixteen, seventeen-year-old teen was a Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist?
That… was simply unbelievable!
Come to think of it, ThunderSnow broke the record previously. Everyone then realized, that yes, if he was not a Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist, how could he achieve such splendid results?
On the other hand, Mister Zhang who had looked defeated was instead struck dumb by the sight of Tang Tian raising Scarecrow’s corpse.
Mo Wei Tian stood at the side, without an attempt to stop anything. He was obviously not going to cooperate with anyone as this mission was a failure. He had lost the Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist and had offended another. He had made an enemy out of the organization. He had subjected the organization to such humiliation in front of everyone…
Mister Zhang felt a sharp pain in his chest, coughed blood, and fainted.
Liu Ya Zi let out a cry of surprise, “Mister Zhang, Mister Zhang!”
He shook Mister Zhang forcefully. However, he was shocked to find that Mister Zhang was dead…
Mo Family’s highest officials received Tang Tian and Sai Lei. The entire family knew that Tang Tian was a Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist, and everyone was respectful and fearful of him.
The moment Sai Lei stepped into Mo Family’s house, she hurriedly went to view their mechanical weapons. Tang Tian was brought around the house by Mo Wei Tian. The mechanical weapons were not of high standards, but they were very well made.
However, what interested Tang Tian was the training grounds.
Many of Mo’s disciples were trained here on how to use the mechanical weapons and there were all sorts of innovative training tools. Tang Tian was in awe.
Mo Wei Tian saw Tang Tian’s interest in the training of mechanical martial artists, and thought of Tang Tian’s battle technique. He asked, “Your method of operating the mechanical weapon in a battle is interesting. May I ask where you learnt it from?”
Tang Tian replied with a nod, “An uncle taught me”
Mo Wei Tian replied without losing his composure, “It seems like this uncle is highly capable, or else, how would he be able to teach a Heaven Road’s List Martial Artist like yourself.”
Without hesitation, Tang Tian replied, “He should be the strongest mechanical martial artist in this era.”
With regards to mechanical martial weapons, Tang Tian had never seen anyone better than Bing. Furthermore, in this era where mechanical martial weapon was so developed, and to be head of the Southern Cross Army, it should be befitting for him the strongest within this era.
Tang Tian’s thinking was so simplistic.
Mo Wei Tian’s heart pounded wildly. He was shocked by Tang Tian’s answer.
The strongest mechanical martial artist in this era!
If it was not Tang Tian who said it, he would have given the person a tight slap. Who would be so absurd, to claim someone as the strongest mechanical martial artist within this era? Nevertheless, it was Tang Tian who said it with such ease and zero hesitation, and this was enough to prove what he really thought.
He could not figure it out. What kind of mechanical martial artist would be so brave?
However, he did not doubt what Tang Tian had said. He roughly knew the kind of person Tang Tian was, straightforward and honest without exaggeration.
Suddenly, an idea struck Mo Wei Tian. With a grave expression, he bowed to Tang Tian. “I have something to ask of you.”
Tang Tian was shocked by Mo Wei Tian’s behavior, “What is it?”
Mo Wei Tian said: “Mo Family was able to acquire Sai Lei’s skills; hence the standard of mechanical martial weapon has increased. However, even with the best weapon, it still required someone to control it. Our disciples are simply not up to it. I would like to ask the uncle you mentioned, to impart his knowledge to my disciples.”
“Well…” Tang Tian was hesitant.
Mo Wei Tian quickly said, “Rest assured, we would be willingly to pay a price which would befit his status. How does one hundred million per person sound?”
He knew Tang Tian’s temperament very well. To move him, star coins were all that matters.
Tang Tian froze, and he was filled with one notion, exactly how rich is the Mo Family! Does he have too much money to spare?
“Two disciples.” Mo Wei Tian continued, “If grandmaster could teach more of them, that would be great!”
Tang Tian used all of his willpower to stop himself from promising him. He swallowed, and said with difficulty, “Well… I have to consult my Uncle first.”
“No problem, please put in a good word for me!” Mo Wei Tian continued, “If the grandmaster is not satisfied with the price, please feel free to tell me.”
Seeing Mo Wei Tian’s attitude of being open to being taken advantage of, Tang Tian could not help but think he had seen too little of the world. Do all the rich people behave in this way?