Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 603
As soon as he saw Pyo-wol, Hong Yu-shin burst out laughing.
It’s nice to see you, but it’s because the feat he accomplished was so great that it was dumbfounded.
When he learned the full story of what had happened at Haimen, he was so shocked that he was speechless.
He was well aware of the skills of the assassins subjugated by Pyowol.
It was clearly threatening, but not enough to exert such power against the unmanned ghost fleet.
It meant only one thing.
It is said that after being subjugated by Pyo-wol, his skills improved dramatically.
In the past, if only one hundred ghosts were a dangerous group of assassins, now all the assassins who were subordinated to Pyowol’s command were dangerous.
‘These powers are never under the Golden Reunion or Eunyeonhoe. At least at night.’
Maybe he was overestimating himself. But it was clear that they were so threatening that it made me think.
Hong Yu-shin hid his feelings and sat down in front of Pyo-wol.
He said looking at the moon.
“Long time no see.”
“How have you been?”
“I’ve been busy because of Guryongsalmak. What about that one?”
“I am the same.”
Although they had different statuses, they had a common goal of killing Guryong. They felt sympathy for each other.
Pyowol asked Hong Yushin.
“What did you come here for?”
“I have come to tell you something.”
Pyowol’s expression hardened slightly at Hong Yushin’s answer.
It was none other than Hong Yuxin, who was in charge of the most important position in Haomen. It was clear that such a person would not normally be serious enough to come to visit.
Hong Yu-shin, who hesitated for a moment, opened his mouth.
“The Mudangpa and Yongcheongok conceived both sides. Do you know?”
Pyowol shook his head.
Qian County, Wudang Mountain, where the incident took place, was thousands of li away.
So it was only natural that news from there hadn’t reached this place yet.
“You thought of both sides?”
“That’s right. Both sides suffered heavy losses, so we had no choice but to choose Bongmun.”
“At least, the shaman faction has potential, so it seems that they will be able to restore their power to some extent as time passes, but Yongcheongok seems to be difficult. Both Gokju and Sogokju are dead, and there is no person who can be the culprit. There is Bugokju, but compared to the two of them, I am far short of competence.”
In the end, the rise and fall of a faction depended on the ability of the ruler.
When the ability of the ruler ran out, it happened frequently that the munpa collapsed. Even more so, like Yongcheongok, Yonggeomsan and Yonghasang maintained their overwhelming presence, the more serious the problem was when they were absent.
Moreover, many key figures died in the fight against the shamans. All of them were key warriors of Yongcheongok.
No matter how Bugokju tried to rebuild it, I didn’t think they would be able to regain their former strength.
Many non-partisans also died.
In particular, many elders and first disciples died.
However, in the shaman faction, the three great disciples were alive and well, and secret supplies and various elixirs were stored in Vigo. It is a foundation that can be rebuilt at any time.
However, the damage was so great that it was impossible to predict when he would be able to regain his former strength. Still, it was clear that the situation was better than Yongcheongok.
“The nonpartisans are going to have a hard time.”
“It’s probably the worst period for non-partisans.”
“It’s a pity.”
“If even the one swordsman was still alive, he would have been able to rebuild a little faster, but since he is dead, he will have a hard time for the time being.”
“Is that why you came to tell the story that the two clans conceived the onion?”
“And I want to tell you one more thing. In fact, this is why I came.”
Hong Yu-shin’s voice lowered.
Pyo-wol and Hong Ye-seol Sogyeoksan’s gaze focused on his face.
“The Shaolin Temple is looking for Pyo Daehyup.”
“Why are they suddenly?”
“It is a fact that is not yet known to the world, but Shaolin Temple suffered great damage. All the people who went to mediate the fight between the shamans and Yongcheongok were all wiped out, and only one survived.”
“You didn’t get swept up in a fight between the two factions, did you get attacked by a third party?”
Hong Yushin shook his head.
He was tired of Pyo-wol inferring the truth without saying a few words.
“Who is it?”
Hong Yu-shin hesitated for a moment.
Because it was such a cautious story.
Pyowol watched him wordlessly. After a while, Hong Yu-shin opened his mouth with difficulty.
“That’s… Jang Cheonhwa.”
“Chang Cheonhwa? Cheonmujangju?”
“Isn’t it wrong?”
“If that were the case, I wouldn’t have come to Pyo Daehyup like this. Shaolin Temple informed me directly. Along with a request to find Pyo Daehyeop.”
Pyowol kept his mouth shut.
Hong Yuxin was the chief inspector of Haomen.
He was more knowledgeable about the world than anyone else. There was no way that such a person could not distinguish between lies and truth.
“By the way, how did you find out that Jang Cheon-hwa killed the Arbitration Foundation? He must have tried to kill them all and destroy the evidence.”
“That looks like there were survivors.”
“This is a great disciple named Ji-gyeong. He says he was able to escape with the help of an old man. It is said to have a noble appearance and strong martial arts.”
“What is the identity of the old man?”
“They say they don’t even know where they are. Anyway, with his help, I escaped and reported this to the Shaolin Temple. Because of that, Shaolin Temple is in an emergency situation right now.”
It was an incident caused by Jang Cheon-hwa, the head of the Cheonmujangju, who was one of the two rivers in the world, not another person.
The only person with a presence equal to or greater than that of Kang Ho was Lee Chong.
It was an incident in which a warrior who could be called the best in the world wiped out the warriors of Shaolin Temple.
It was never easy to get over.
If Jijing hadn’t survived, the Shaolin Temple would never have known of Zhang Tianhua’s involvement.
‘The person who saved the land must have been Pungjon.’
The appearance described by Hong Yu-shin exactly matched Pungjon.
If he was a good man, he would be able to help a disciple of Shaolin Temple avoiding Zhang Chunhua’s eyes.
The question is, why did Zhang Chun-hwa want to kill the mediator of Shaolin Temple?
No matter how much I thought about it, there was no reason for Jang Chun-hwa to fight with Shaolin Temple.
‘Why did you push yourself so hard? What are you trying to hide? Could he have intervened in the conflict between the shamans and Yongcheongok?’
Then it makes sense.
The one swordsmen he knew and the shamans were not the ones to surprise the soldiers returning home after being wounded.
‘If Zhang Tianhua had intervened, everything would make sense.’
The part that Pyowol did not understand the most was the death of Jinin, the first sword.
The martial arts of the one swordsman Jinin were processed into thread, and in any case, one of his own body could be taken out. I couldn’t understand the fact that he was killed after parting with Yonggeomsan.
A picture was drawn in Pyowol’s mind.
After the confrontation with Yonggeomsan, Jinin with one sword returns with internal injuries. Jang Chun-hwa appeared in front of such a sword.
Pyowol felt the blood in his whole body go cold.
It was no longer the realm of the imagination.
It was a reconstruction of an incident that had already taken place and the truth hidden behind this incident.
‘Chang Chun-hwa was fanning the chaos of the world even more.’
His son Zhang Wu-geuk was not enough, and his father intervened, so the world was inevitably more confused.
Hong Yu-shin looked at his expression and spoke carefully.
“I want to see Pyo Daehyeop at Shaolin Temple.”
“yes! He wanted to contact me privately. That’s why you asked me.”
“Did the host say it himself?”
“yes! Master Unji, the head monk, personally put in the request.”
Master Unji, the master of Shaolin, was a giant of the river.
He had as much influence as Li Kang’s owners, Chang Cheon-hwa and Lee Chung.
Such a person wanted to contact Pyowol directly. It meant that Ambassador Unji was taking the matter seriously.
It was over a thousand li from Haimen to Songshan where Shaolin was located. No matter how fast we moved, it took at least ten days.
“How is the Great War going?”
“We are still fighting fiercely, but the balance of victory is tipping little by little in favor of the Federation Council.”
“Thanks to Pyo Dae-hyeop. Because you dealt with Hwang Dok-go and those who followed him, there was a big gap in Geumcheonhoe’s power.”
Dokgohwang and Mugeomryeon’s warriors were by no means insignificant in the Geumcheonhoe.
Their void was not something that could be easily filled.
Above all, the reputation of Geumcheonhoe was damaged because of what Dokgo Hwang had done. The slaughter he committed at Haemun dealt a fatal blow to the morality of the Keumcheonhoe.
Due to this incident, a large number of unmanned soldiers who did not participate in the Gangho Daejeon and took notice or kept the middle path joined the Union Association.
Because of that, the power of Geumcheonhoe shrank and the Eunryeonhoe increased in power in return.
Pyowol did not want to directly intervene in the fight between the two forces.
He thought he had done his job just by uniting the assassins. The rest was up to them.
But Zhang Chun-hwa’s work was different.
If Jang Cheon-hwa really killed Jin-in with the sword and instigated the fight between the shamans and Yongcheon-gok, I couldn’t stand still.
This is because Il Sword Jinin not only had a special relationship with him, but also showed great favor to Soma.
“I will go to the Shaolin Temple myself.”
“You did well.”
Hong Yu-shin was delighted.
Pyowol was one of the main players moving the times.
Although he himself hated being seen and liked to contemplate in the shadows.
In any case, it was clear that he was one of the few warriors with the qualifications and ability to keep Chang Chun-hwa in check in the current river.
Hong Ye-seol said.
“I’m coming too.”
“Do it. Salno will stay here to recuperate, and Soma will also be taken.”
“I will tell you that.”
Hong Ye-seol smiled and replied.
Pyowol’s gaze turned to Sogyeoksan Mountain. to ask for his opinion.
“I fall Because we have to track down So Yeo-wol and Song Chun-wu.”
“If you need help, always bring in the assassins of the black world.”
“Is that okay?”
“Use whatever you like.”
Since he himself was an assassin, he knew better than anyone how to use an assassin.
Moreover, So Yeo-wol and Song Chun-wu, whom he pursues, were also former assassins.
There was no entity more effective than the assassin at tracking down the assassin.
“I’ll be sure to find the two kites.”
Tarha and Salno sat side by side in chairs and looked at the backing.
Tarha also suffered considerable injuries in the confrontation with Dokgo, and Salno lost one arm and one leg.
Both of them needed a long recuperation.
Tarha asked Salno.
“Are the wounds okay?”
“Hehe! It hurts.”
“Do assassins feel pain too?”
“Aren’t assassins people?”
“Looking at your lord, it doesn’t seem like it.”
“He is special.”
Pyowol was the most special being among the people he met.
Without him, Haewonjang would have ceased to exist.
Because Pyowol intervened, he and his only granddaughter were able to save their lives.
That grace was never light.
“The ship of the ghost fleet was loaded with a lot of riches.”
“I don’t know how much it was plundered, but it was an unimaginable amount. As soon as I dispose of it, I will send it to the Black Territory.”
“Shouldn’t I also repay the favor? With the wealth of the Ghost Fleet, you can run the Black Territory for decades without any income.”
“No matter how strong your will is, if you do not have riches, you will be swayed by various temptations. I hope he always stays in the same mind as he is now. So please accept it for me.”
“Tsk! I thought I’d rest a bit now, but you’re taking on troublesome work again.”
“Isn’t it okay to rest after death? Work hard as long as you live.”
“You’re talking about the same thing as someone.”
Salno closed his eyes, but a smile hung on his lips.