Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 387
A fairly large fishing boat was heading across Lake Poyang.
Among the fishing boats operating in Lake Poyang, there were many fairly large boats. However, there were very few cases where fishing boats crossed Lake Poyang. Poyang Lake is so vast and rich in fish, so there is no reason to go all the way to the other side to fish.
It was proof that there was another reason to go all the way to the other side even though it was enough to just fish on the nearby lakeside.
“Who the hell are you bringing? Shit!”
A man with a gloomy expression grumbled at the player.
The man’s name was Lee Gu-yeol, who looked like a mixture of half a mouse and half a wildcat.
Lee Gu-yeol was the henchman of Deung Cheol-woong in the Ark of Blood.
His face was full of dissatisfaction as he rode the fishing boat to his destination.
He would do anything at all if he was ordered by Deung Cheol-woong, but he did not want to take on this mission.
This is because he almost lost his life while attacking the ship of the Jewon Group not too long ago.
I trusted the soldiers at the Ugeom Hut, but I barely saved my life by jumping into the water due to the sudden intrusion of Pyowol.
Still, he and his subordinates were on the lucky side.
All of the soldiers at Ugeom Lodge were killed without leaving out a single one. Even now, when I recall those memories, my body trembles like an aspen tree.
At that time, all the subordinates who attacked together suffered a serious blow to their minds. He was frightened and intimidated by Pyowol’s unhuman inaction.
It was a life at the bottom where they prided themselves on having lost their fear by living a rough world, but the appearance Pyowol showed was enough to plant a feeling of fear deep in their hearts.
Having had a harsh experience on the ship, Lee Gu-yeol and his subordinates were reluctant to board the ship again. However, he could not disobey Deung Cheol-woong’s order, so he had no choice but to board the ship again and head to his destination.
The place they arrived at was a small dock on the other side of the lake.
More than a dozen people were waiting for them at the unnamed dock.
All of them were hiding their faces by pressing down on their cheeks deeply.
An eerie aura emanated from their bodies.
Lee Gu-yeol’s expression was distorted by the feeling of reluctance.
It was a natural reaction because something bad always happened when I felt this way.
However, Lee Gu-yeol smiled and spoke the secret language he had promised in advance.
“Are you the ones who came to pick red flowers?”
“Are they the ones who came to meet you from the ant nest?”
When the secret word came out, Lee Gu-yeol let out a sigh of relief.
He gave orders to his subordinates.
“Get the footing down.”
The subordinates urgently tried to lower the scaffolding to the dock. However, before the scaffolding was even lowered, the people who used the Bang Rip blew themselves up and boarded the ship.
The moment he saw their movements, Lee Gu-yeol felt it.
‘Everyone is a master.’
It wasn’t simply because he came up to the high deck easily.
This is because the ship did not shake even in the slightest, even though more than a dozen people boarded the deck all at once.
People who had this level of light engineering could not have been ordinary soldiers.
The person who seemed to be the leader said to Lee Gu-yeol.
Lee Gu-yeol responded and gestured to his subordinates to depart.
The subordinates hastily removed the footing and spread the sails wide.
A sail full of wind made the ship move in the opposite direction.
When the dock was no longer visible, the soldiers on the boat took off their clothes.
“Phew! I think I will live now.”
Those who took off the room were an old man and nine young soldiers.
The old man had a handsome beard, but he gave off an atmosphere closer to that of a scholar rather than a warrior.
The old man’s name was Noh Kang-hyeon.
His nickname is Chilhyeonseosaeng (七賢書生).
When he was young, his prestige was higher as a writer than martial artist, and after he got older, the two harmonized and he was respected by many.
The nine young warriors who followed him were all his disciples.
They were the ones who received his teaching early and achieved outstanding achievements on both sides of the martial arts.
One of the students carefully asked Chilhyeonseosaeng.
“But do we really have to go there? I don’t know why Master agreed to Gongja Zhang’s invitation.”
“Didn’t you say you had an important request?”
“Then shouldn’t he come to the master all the more?”
“I heard that the situation at Lake Poyang is dizzy. He must have called because he couldn’t pull himself out. You should understand that much.”
“The real criminal!”
“It’s not that I don’t know your heart. But things don’t always go our way. Even if you suffer some loss, if it is for the cause, it is right to move directly from this side. So don’t mention the matter any more.”
“I understand, Master!”
The disciple who was complaining lowered his head and closed his mouth.
It’s because I thought that it was not the duty of a disciple to raise the issue any further when Master said this.
‘Is there anything special?’
He knew that Lake Poyang was in chaos.
Also, it is a contingency situation. So I was worried, but I was at least relieved to know the prestige of Chilhyeonseosaeng.
Chilhyeonseosaeng was a person who was respected regardless of the relationship.
His fair personality and generous disposition to give everything to those in need were widely known in Gangho.
His martial arts were also great, and he dealt with countless evildoers. Because of that, many people admired him.
When Chilhyeonseosaeng was young, he was greatly favored by the cattle ranch. That’s why he gladly responded to Jang Ho-yeon’s call and was on his way to the chaotic Poyang Lake.
“Nothing else, they ask me to mediate with the union association, how can I not go?”
“It’s strange that you dare to ask Master to mediate.”
“Is there anything strange about it? Didn’t you think I could mediate easily since I have ties to Yongcheongok and thousands of times?”
“That’s it, but…”
He was a seven-year-old student who did justice while wandering the world for the rest of his life.
Thanks to that, he made many connections with powerful literary families.
Among them were Yongcheongok and thousands of times.
Yongcheongokju Yonggeomsan and thousandshoeju Namgungyugeom treated him with utmost sincerity as friends.
No matter how fiercely the Geumcheonhoe and Eunryeonhoe are in conflict at Lake Poyang, if Chilhyeonseosaeng intervenes, it cannot be ignored.
To that extent, the proportion of Chilhyeonseosaeng in Gangho was not small.
Chilhyeonseosaeng looked at the vast Poyang Lake and said.
“Come to think of it, Gongja, the chief of Ugeom Lodge, is a truly great person. Are you asking me to mediate? Isn’t that because he doesn’t intend to expand the problem further than this?”
“It’s true that Gongja Zhang is a human being, but he doesn’t seem to be a very righteous person.”
“On what basis do you say that?”
“It’s just a disciple’s idea that puts together rumors.”
“her! It’s going to be a big deal. To judge people so harshly simply by rumors.”
Eventually, the disciple shut his mouth.
His eyes looking at the master were filled with a sad light.
Although it is clear that Chilhyeonseosaeng is a powerful man and deserves respect, he is too pure and easy to take advantage of.
‘I’m sure Jang Ho-yeon didn’t put up Master with pure intentions.’
He was suspicious of Jang Ho-yeon’s intentions for calling the master and them here. But Master reacted so stubbornly that I couldn’t say anything more.
Regardless of the conflict between the master and the disciple, the boat moved forward. A sail full of wind made the ship move at high speed.
The boat was passing in the middle of Poyang Lake.
Everywhere I looked, all I could see was the horizon. It was a moment when I realized that Poyang Lake is as big as the sea.
Nearby, several boats were catching fish with their nets down.
In one of them, there was a person lying down doing nothing with only the boat afloat.
All of them came together to create a single picture.
It was an amazingly peaceful moment.
“Feel so good!”
Chilhyeonseosaeng admired the beautiful scenery like a painting.
What impressed him more than anything was the huge clouds that bloomed on the surface of the water. The clouds burping between the blue water and the sky reminded me of a dragon.
He traveled around rivers and practiced countless martial arts all his life, but it was the first time he had ever seen such a heart-moving scenery.
Chilhyeonseosaeng was stunned and looked at the scene unfolding before his eyes.
It was the same with his disciples.
“They say that Lake Poyang is a small sea, so it’s unheard of.”
“Really, just looking at it makes my chest sprout.”
“It’s so nice.”
The emotions felt by the disciples were no different from those of Chilhyeonseosaeng.
Lee Gu-yeol looked at them and laughed inwardly.
‘Jerk the! What do you mean? What’s the big deal about this scenery?’
It may be a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle to the student of Chilhyeon, but to him who has lived around Poyang Lake all his life, it is just a repetition of the same scenery that is boring.
To them, the classmates of Chilhyeon, who were talking about the scenery of everyday life, seemed pathetic.
Chilhyeonseosaeng was drawn to the scenery and moved to become an athlete.
Lee Gu-yeol shouted at Chilhyeonseosaeng.
“Be careful. If you make a mistake, you will fall into the water.”
“haha! Don’t worry.”
Chilhyeonseosaeng smiled and went forward.
Standing on the bow, he was hit by the wind blowing all over his body.
It had been a long time since I felt so refreshed.
“I don’t know how Musu is doing. If we meet this time, we’ll have to drink for three days and three nights to resolve the issue.”
His friend lived on Mt. Baegun, hundreds of li from Lake Poyang. Chilhyeonseosaeng sent him a letter and told him to meet him at Poyang Lake. So I felt better.
“I think things will work out…”
Suddenly, Chilhyeon’s words stopped.
It was because I could see something sticking like a spider under the bow of the ship.
It didn’t take long to realize that the object that at first glance looked like a water plant was actually a person.
It was a man in a black suit.
It was hiding under the falling player drawing a gentle curve.
In an instant, he raised his head and looked at Chilhyeonseosaeng.
The moment he saw those eyes that didn’t contain any emotion, Chilhyeonseosaeng had a foreboding feeling.
At that moment, the black figure clinging to the bow threw something into the air.
It was a marble the size of a child’s fist.
Beads exploded in the air, and black smoke billowed out frantically.
The black smoke instantly obscured the vision of those on board.
“It’s a s raid.”
The disciples of Chilhyeon Seosaeng shouted in surprise.
They hurriedly ran to the player where Chilhyeonseosaeng was. However, the black smoke obscured my vision, making my steps slow.
The students of Chilhyeonseosaeng swung their swords and created a sword wind.
A strong wind rose, but it was not enough to dispel the black smoke.
“dare! Assassin or something…”
In the black smoke, I could hear the chilhyeonseosaeng’s roar and the sound of his sword swinging.
“Master! Are you okay?”
“This smoke… Cool!”
The disciples of Chilhyeonseosaeng continued to cough.
The black smoke wasn’t just a haze.
It was covered with salt and various substances, which hindered breathing.
Even though I hadn’t taken a few sips, my breath was choking and my chest was stuffy.
Even at that moment, the sound of clashing weapons echoed through the black smoke.
The disciples found some comfort in the fact that Chilhyeonseosaeng was still enduring. They didn’t think that the master would die from being assassinated by a mere assassin.
It was because the master’s inaction was too great to lose his life to an assassin.
They had no doubts that the Chilhyeonseosaeng would soon subdue the assassin.
It was then.
Suddenly, a sharp scream was heard.
The disciples recognized that it was the scream of the seven sage.
It was no longer time to care about the black smoke.
They made their way through the smoke and went forward. Then I could see Chilhyeonseosaeng kneeling at the player.
I saw an assassin wearing a black uniform and a mask standing in front of Chilhyeonseosaeng.
The sword in the assassin’s hand was dripping blood, presumably belonging to the seven sages.
Chilhyeonseosaeng’s head slowly dropped.
The disciples have been attacking like mad. However, the assassin tried to jump into the water after skillfully dodging their attack.
It was at that moment that the change occurred.
“Look at this. Was it an assassin?”
With a low voice, a strong pottery flew at the assassin from a small boat floating nearby.
The assassin was hit by pottery and fell into the water.