Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 551
The ripple caused by the death of Yong Ha-sang in Kang-ho was truly enormous.
Not only the Eunryeonhoe, but also the Geumcheonhoe, there was an uproar.
Even though he was defeated by Lee Geom-han and withdrew, he had been leading the Eunryeonhoe quite well until then.
Of course, after ascending to the position of Hoeju, he bought complaints from those around him to consolidate his power rather than fight against Geumcheonhoe, but he did nothing particularly wrong.
Because of that, the warriors of the Union Association did not have any ill feelings towards Yong Ha-sang.
Moreover, there were still many warriors who followed him in the union association.
They were enraged at the death of Yong Ha-sang and declared revenge.
When this happened, the place where I was embarrassed was the Geumcheonhoe.
It was because the pleural effusion looked like a golden blood. However, Geumcheonhoe did not move the troops and even more did not kill Yonghasang.
Even so, everyone in the world pointed to Geumcheonhoe as the beast that killed Yong Ha-sang.
If Yong Ha-sang had died while he was the owner of Union Union, it wouldn’t have been a problem.
In any case, the two forces were in a fierce war.
Timing was an issue.
Yong Ha-sang withdrew from the eunryeonhoeju and became a barbarian.
No matter how important Kang Ho’s favor is, it is against morality to immediately attack and kill a soldier who is about to become a wild man and return home.
Some people said that it was a problem to kill an opponent during the Gangho War, but the public sentiment of Kangho was not that simple.
Even if he killed a big man like Yong Ha-sang, he needed a justification for him to remain unscathed.
Knowing that fact, Geumcheonhoe couldn’t help but be embarrassed by Yong Ha-sang’s death.
It was because I felt that public sentiment was rapidly deteriorating.
Zhang Mu-geuk, head of the Jincheonhui, immediately summoned the leaders.
“What kind of people did this? Didn’t the warriors of the plenary really kill the dragon?”
It was Jang Ho-yeon, the owner of the Ugeom Lodge, who spoke in a low voice.
“Have I calmed down now? In any fight, the cause is important, but because of Yong Ha-sang’s death, public sentiment has shifted to that side.”
“It’s enough to turn the public’s mind around.”
“People’s memories have limits, and public sentiment is inherently heartless. If we are given a little time, the slanted public sentiment can be quickly reversed. The important thing now is not to worry about public opinion, but to find out who killed the dragon.”
Jang Ho-yeon’s quiet voice had the power to calm people down.
Jang Moo-geuk’s expression became more calm.
“You are right. I was so excited.”
He honestly admitted his mistake.
Jang Ho-yeon admired the appearance of Jang Mu-geuk.
It is because it is not so easy for a person in a high position like Zhang Wuji to honestly admit his mistakes.
Jang Moo-geuk asked Jang Ho-yeon.
“Then what can I do?”
“First of all, we have to find out the real beast. If we can only find out the evil beast, we will be able to use it to our advantage as well as to divert public sentiment.”
“If you look from the bottom up, something will come out. There are people like that among the people I know. Very useful for this kind of work.”
“Is there such a person?”
“After coming here, I have received quite a lot of help. If so, he will surely come to ask for information about the bottom.”
“Then I leave this task to you.”
Zhang Wuji smiled.
Dokgo Hwang, his most trusted friend, was out to avenge Eom Soso.
It was Jang Ho-yeon who filled his absence.
Jang Ho-yeon stood up from her seat and said.
“It will be resolved soon.”
Jang Ho-yeon immediately left Daejeon and headed for some place.
It was a small attached building on one side of Geumcheonhoe.
It was in a corner so that people could not see it.
When I opened the door and entered, I saw a group of people sitting here and there.
Even at a glance, they were very messy and didn’t seem to fit in with the Geumcheonhoe. In fact, their ranks are very low.
When Jang Ho-yeon appeared, they stood up vigorously.
“Ouch! Who is this? Why did Confucius Zhang come to this shabby place?”
The man who approached Jang Mu-geuk with a flirtatious appearance was Deung Cheol-woong, the Ark of Blood.
Deung Cheol-woong’s expression when he looked at Jang Ho-yeon was not very good.
This is because Jang Ho-yeon and Geum Cheon-hoe have been neglected until now despite being the first-class contributors who made a contribution to settling down in Poyang Lake.
Because of that, his feelings toward Jang Ho-yeon were not so good.
Jang Ho-yeon looked at Deung Cheol-woong with cold eyes.
Deung Cheol-woong secretly turned his head to avoid his gaze.
‘Sir! I’m going to stare at you again.’
No matter how great he was, he couldn’t fight against Jang Ho-yeon.
Even if Jang Ho-yeon lifted a finger, he was dead.
Hoyeon Jang opened her mouth.
“I have a favor to ask you.”
“Are you… please?”
“What is your request?”
Deung Cheol-woong’s expression softened slightly at the word “Please”.
In fact, it was no different from a command, but it was good to hear.
“I need information going around at the bottom.”
“Is this information?”
“okay! We need to find out who killed the dragon.”
“Isn’t that what you did at the Geumcheonhoe?”
“Be careful with your words.”
“You mean no?”
“Otherwise, I wouldn’t have given this order.”
Deung Cheol-woong made an interesting expression.
“If you do this right, I’ll give you the authority to manage all the supplies coming into the Golden Circle. That’s enough, no one in Poyang Lake will be able to ignore you.”
“Is that true?”
“I promise on my honor.”
Only then did Deung Cheol-woong smile with satisfaction.
It was because Jang Ho-yeon, who had almost neglected himself and the blood room, knew that he would always keep the promise he made with his mouth.
The material coming into the Geumcheonhoe was truly enormous.
Even if you operate it for just one year, you will be able to reap huge profits compared to the gains gained from running the blood room for ten years.
That was enough.
The foundation of Poyangho, which was owned by the blood room, was still alive.
“Hehe! Please wait a bit. I will bring you good news soon.”
“Don’t expect it.”
Yong Ha-sang’s body was placed in a stone coffin.
The sarcophagus contained ice crystals to keep the temperature cool.
It was a measure to preserve the body of Yong Ha-sang intact.
Thanks to this, Yong Ha-sang’s body remained intact and uncorrupted even after several days of death.
Namgungwol looked at the sarcophagus containing Yong Ha-sang’s body in silence. A look of sorrow was evident on his face.
It was because Yong Ha-sang’s death seemed to be his responsibility.
Namgung Seol stood beside Namgungwol.
Namgungseol looked at Namgungwol without a word.
After a long time passed, Namgungwol sighed and looked at Namgungseol.
“thank you! For listening to an unreasonable request. Thanks to you, I was able to say goodbye.”
“It’s not such a difficult request.”
“I really didn’t know that this friend would die in vain.”
“What are you going to do now?”
“I have to go.”
“Without finding the beast that killed Confucius the Dragon? It would be faster to find the beast if you stay at the union association.”
“Your sister, just like your sister, find the beast. I will find my own way.”
“You mean you don’t want to be together until the end. good! I will not hold on to you any longer.”
Namgungseol’s expression turned cold.
Her heart was broken by her younger brother who pushed her to the end.
Namgungwol asked as if he had suddenly remembered.
“What are you going to do with the dead body?”
“I sent a letter to Yongcheongok. An answer will come sooner or later.”
It was more than 4,000 li from Poyang Lake, where Eunryeonhoe was located, to Yongcheon Valley.
No matter how fast the letter was sent, it took nearly 15 days to reach Yongcheongok.
Still in Yongcheongok, people would not even know the news that Yonghasang had died.
I was already worried about how Yongcheongok would react when he learned of the death of his only heir.
Yongcheongokju Yonggeomsan was a chauvinistic warrior to the extent that he was nicknamed Cheolpae-ryong (鐵覇龍).
As the owner of Yongcheongok, one of the three trophies, his martial arts was also ranked among the top ten in the world.
No one knew what such a great master would do if he got angry.
If Yonggeomsan were to intervene in the Gangho War, Cheonmujang or Gwangmumun would not be able to pretend to be on the sidelines like they did before.
If they all participate in the war, a tremendous tragedy will occur that cannot be compared to the strong wars so far.
The best thing was that Yongcheongok was just silently mourning the death of Yongha-sang, but everyone knew that it couldn’t end just like that.
Namgungwol said as he moved his steps.
“I’m really going this time! Bye.”
Namgungseol sighed instead of answering.
I couldn’t hold on to Namgungwol any longer.
There is nothing more foolish than holding on to someone whose heart has long since passed away.
Namgungwol left behind Namgungseol and left the Union Association.
Arriving at the dock, he boarded the boat without looking back.
The boat he was carrying quickly moved away from the dock.
Namgungwol let out a light sigh when the union meeting was no longer visible.
The past few days have been like a nightmare for him.
Just as he was about to leave the union association, Yong Ha-sang’s body was found, and he suffered greatly because of it.
It seemed as if Yong Ha-sang died because of him.
He thought that if he had trusted him to the end, things might have been different.
Such thoughts constantly haunted him. So, I haven’t slept a single moment in the past few days.
Because of that, his eyes were now bloodshot red.
In my mind, I wanted to go to a quiet place and sleep without a problem.
Namgungwol held back his desire and looked ahead.
The small boat carrying him crossed the Poyang Lake, wading through the calm waters.
the rower asked.
“Can we go on like this?”
“Yes. Just like this, go to the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. I’ll take care of getting off.”
The boatman rowed hard even though he had a puzzled look on his face.
Although the boat was small enough to carry only a couple of people, it crossed Lake Poyang at great speed.
It was possible because he was a boatman who had lived his entire life on a boat.
After a full day’s travel, the boat arrived at the junction of the Yangtze River.
In the meantime, Namgungwol curled up on the bow and dozed off.
Said the sailor carefully.
“Big deal! It is now the point of confluence with the Yangtze River.”
Namgungwol rubbed his eyes and looked around.
As the boatman said, it was the point where the Yangtze River joined Poyang Lake.
It was a place where the water flow was very strong. It was impossible to go back to this place on a small boat.
“Give me a boat over there.”
Namgungwol pointed to the riverside and said.
The boatman rowed hard and approached the riverside.
The current was so strong that the boatman’s body was drenched in sweat.
Namgungwol handed the boatman five hermits.
“Ouch! You give me so much.”
“Then please return safely.”
Namgungwol kicked the boat and threw himself into the river.
It flew almost five feet and landed on the sandy beach.
The boatman exclaimed in exclamation at Namgungwol’s movements.
While I was at Poyang Lake, I saw quite a few warriors, but none of them performed as wonderful martial arts as Namgungwol. But the admiration was short-lived.
The boatman quickly turned the boat around and returned to where it came from.
Namgungwol looked at the boat as it moved away for a while and then performed light maneuvers. Even so, his physical condition wasn’t too bad because he slept on the boat.
The reason why Namgungwol dared to get off the ship and perform the light maneuver is because he did not want Namgungseol or others to know his destination.
It was clear that Namgungseol would try to find out his destination by wiping out the boatman.
Knowing the propensity of Namgungseol, Namgungwol went to great lengths to perform Gyeonggong himself.
After running for a while, I came out of the forest and saw an open view.
It was on a cliff overlooking the Yangtze River.
At the end of the cliff was a large manor.
On the signboard of the manor, three characters were written: Solgawon (乺家院).