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Chapter 50 Lord Mo’s Background Is Impressive (Part 1)
Su Su’s mouth raised to a lazy smile, her hands playing with the purple copper-scaled fan, she replied, “I am only afraid that he will not dare come. You said that Liao Yue Navy is invincible, but that is only when they are in the sea, once they arrive on the shores they will face a hero’s demise.”
“You want to lead them on to the shore?” Sang Nuan smiled gently, shook her head and said, “Tan Tai Ye Lie would not be so easily fooled.” Based on her few nightly-interactions with YeLie, he was definitely someone who was ruthless in action and an extremely paranoid person. Furthermore, she was completely unable to read this person, like how last night he actually soundlessly left Huan Lang Island, it was then that she realized he was ready to take action.
Su Su gently shook her index finger, the copper-scaled fan gently hitting her palm, beat by beat, in a rhythmic pattern, along with her eloquent voice, everyone unconsciously focused, “If he do not enter, we will take advantage of the fog and go out to fight! We will just fight them head on. As they fear that the people on the island will try to escape, Liao Yue definitely will use a dozen vessels to surround the island, the distance between each vessel would definitely not be small, as long as they spot any boat fleeing from the island or approaching to wage a battle, they will release signal flares and quickly assemble, based on the speed of Liao Yue’s Navy forces, they only need less than the time of one stick of incense to be ready for battle. We just need to seize this time of one stick of incense and take note of any vessel preparing to attack, if they dare to chase in here that would naturally be much better, but even if they do not dare to, it is alright. We can attack them one by one, the fog would function as the best layer of protection even if the Liao Yue people already cracked the secret behind the fog, this is because no one should be more familiar with how to navigate through the fog than you people who do so perennially, right?”
Yi Dang Jia’s and Xiang Er Ye’s eyes met briefly, both of them secretly placed this young lady slightly higher in their hearts, they had originally thought that she was a typical Miss*, and only her status was slightly higher, they did not expect that she really have some ability.
Translator’s note: Miss in this case refers to 千金小姐, this phrase is used to describe daughters who are from wealthy/aristocrat families thus, they would generally only learn subjects like poetry, painting and how to play musical instruments and not learn things like the art of war and how to be a war strategist (in this case).
Yi Dang Jia winked at Xiang Er Ye, Xiang Er Ye understood and pretended to stroke his goatee, considered for a moment and continued to speak, “What Lady Su has said seems feasible, but what if they really chase on land, they comprise of a few thousand people after all. We have less than three hundred people on our island and those fishermen who we captured would not miss this opportunity to escape, even if they do not cause trouble for us when time comes, they certainly would not help us, even with the additional dozens of people from Ju Ling (or Spirit) Island, at most we will have only four hundred people, how can we compete with thousands of elite soldiers?”
The exchange of eye contact naturally did not escape Su Su’s eyes, but she did not care and proceed to explain, “They will lose their advantage when they reach the shores, Uncle Ao’s people are all professionals who can kill ten at a time, furthermore……” Su Su paused for a moment, eyes swept over Mo Yuan and Sang Nuan, smiled and said, “We still have Lord Mo and Ah Nuan.” The matrix do not necessarily need to be cast at sea, it can be cast in the jungle, its lethality would definitely not be small, and there is Ah Nuan’s poison which was actually enabled such a weak female like Qin Qian to defeat Wu Mu, so would those soldiers be able to avoid it? The specifics of the plan cannot be revealed to them now.
Yi Dang Jia paid attention to Ao Tian’s expression while listening to Su Su’s words, this young lady spoke fluently but it was of no use if Ao Tian refuse to cooperate, he would not allow his people’s lives to be made use of by a little girl. Too bad from the start to the end, Ao Tian’s cold face did not change, Yi Dang Jia naturally was unable to read it, he could only vaguely ask, “Lady Su is very scheming, but I am afraid that it is too difficult for the Huan Lang (or Wolf ) Island people to accomplish successfully, what is Lord Ao’s opinion…..”
Ao Tian did not even glance at him, he just said in a sentence, “What Su Su wants to do, that shall be done.”
A sense of surprise flashed in Yi Dang Jia’s heart, this Ao Tian really spoiling her to this degree? In contrast, Mo Yuan became more calm/relaxed, even an ancient relic like the purple copper-scaled fan was gifted to her, how much does a few dozens of people and a few boats matter?
Regardless of what Ao Tian really thinks, obtaining this statement from Ao Tian was what was important anyway, Yi Dang Jia laughed boldly, “Well that’s good, Lord Ao’s trip to the island must be tiring, I will arrange accommodation for everyone, do rest well tonight, let’s continue our discussion tomorrow.”
Ao Tian nodded coolly, suggesting that he agreed to Yi Dang Jia’s words but when his eyes fell on Su Su’s dull coloured clothings, Ao Tian’s face turned black again, based on Su Su’s personality, she certainly would not easily revealed her identity so in this pirate nest, wouldn’t she have suffered? Ao Tian looked at Su Su and asked, “Su Su, these days, where have you been living?”
“I live in……” Su Su suddenly had a lightening bolt moment, her mind suddenly became clear, looking at Ao Tian’s cool gaze, Su Su immediately replied, “I am living with Ah Nuan!” If Ao Tian Uncle finds out that she stayed with Mo Yuan……no, she absolutely cannot reveal that, fearing that Ao Tian would not believe her, Su Su clutched Sang Nuan’s shoulder and said, “Ah Nuan’s medical clinic is spacious and comfortable, if you do not believe, you can go there to take a look!”
“Is it?” Ao Tian’s cold gaze swept past Sang Nuan.
“En!” Su Su nodded firmly, at this point in time naturally no one exposed the truth in front of Ao Tian.
In front of Ao Tian’s cold aura, Su Su’s threat, Mo Yuan’s unreadable expression, and the three people’s stares, Sang Nuan’s lips slightly curved upward stiffly and was forced to nod……
The atmosphere on the Wolf’s island was becoming more and more harmonious, but beyond the fog, among the sea waves, in the cabin of a large warship, the atmosphere was not as good. In the large cabin, a large square table was situated after a screen, on the table was a sandbox, impressively depicting the Wolf Island’s layout, this was different from the previous sandbox layout depiction of the Wolf Island (T/N: Remember that they were discussing about battle strategies in Yi Dang Jia’s room?), this sandbox composition was very detailed, the positions of all log cabins, marking for every cave were all clearly shown.
A man stood in front of the sandbox, he was wearing a dark gown without any armor, one hand stopped at the log cabin nearest to the sea shore and gently taps the roof, a weak smile stretched across his countenance, one was unable to figure out whether he was really smiling, behind him, a general dressed in full body armor was half kneeling.
“Report, the people who broke through our line of military defense this afternoon were people from the Spirit Island. And, the army I sent this morning did not return.” The voice of the general was loud and clear, despite being in a half kneeling position, his straight posture showed his imposing manner.
Tan Tai Ye Lie chuckle, it seems that he did not look highly on the Spirit Island, “They came quite quickly.”
The general looked up a little, took a look at Tan Tai Ye Lie’s expression, conflicting internally whether to ask a question, he said, “General, she is only the Su family’s eldest daughter who is spoiled by them, why did General offend the people of the Spirit Island and Su family just for her, the main objective of this trip is to retrieve the Ling Shi (or halidom), what if a careless mistake is made because of this Lady Su, that would be difficult to explain when we return. Even if we are able to take away Lady Su this time, when the Su family’s people finds out, they would not let this go easily, why don’t…..”
“Are you questioning me?”
Tan Tai Ye Lie casually said, the general breathed in sharply and replied, “This general do not dare, this general will excuse himself.” Immediately after saying this, the general stood up and quickly left the cabin.
Out of the cabin, the general exhaled a mouthful of breath, standing at the side, his breathing became much lighter, what he had said just now was just what the eldest young master had repeatedly emphasized prior to setting out-they must place the objective of finding the Ling Shi as the top priority, therefore, he spoke more but he only dare to say that sentence, in the Tan Tai’s family, who was unaware of young master Ye Lie’s temper, anything that he wants, he must obtain it.
In the cabin, Tan Tai Ye Lie smile, the general’s words did not affect his mood. To him, the more people desire something, the more it becomes interesting, if people had not heard about this Ling Shi, the world would not have looked for it so passionately, the Tan Tai family has also looked for it for nearly a hundred years, else he wouldn’t have came here, but he did not expect to encounter someone so intriguing on that island.
“Su Su……” Tan Tai Ye Lie whispered this name softly, he thought of the person in the cave battling the toads by herself nimbly, her deduction abilities that had led to Sang Nuan’s inability to refute her reasoning, demonstrated the Su family’s bravery and valour, Tan Tai Ye Lie smiled widely without restraint, but that smile did not possess Su Su’s cheerfulness, “Let me see what other abilities you have.”
As it was already autumn, the sky gradually darkened early, Su Su’s light and quick footsteps approached that big log cabin, just as she was close to it, Ao Tian’s deep voice can be heard from inside.
Su Su gently pushed open the door and turned her head, although the decoration of this room was not very fanciful, it was very spacious, quite clean and neat, it was noticeable that Yi Dang Jia spent quite a bit of effort to accommodate to Uncle Ao’s preferences.
Ao Tian sat beside a round table in the middle of the room, holding a cup of tea in his hands, his expression cold as usual, but without an imposing aura, Su Su was naturally not afraid of him. Walking towards Ao Tian’s side, Su Su suddenly took out a piece of freshly roasted chicken, with its aroma overflowing, from behind her back, hoping to please him, she laughed and said, “Uncle Ao, you should be feeling hungry right, I will treat you to roasted chicken!”
Ao Tian looked down, only to see that the chicken was roasted till perfection, the skin crispy and the meat tender, there was even grease dripping from the skin, it was currently wrapped with banana leaves and held in front of Ao Tian, Ao Tian’s lip curved a few times and said, “You would not be so attentive if you have no other intentions, so, what do you want to request from me?”
Su Su smiled slightly, pushing the roasted chicken in front of Ao Tian and muttered, “How can you say that about me, this is something I specially and personally roasted to show filial piety to you.”
A look of comprehension dawned on Ao Tian, he nodded his head, deftly took the chicken and replied, “This means I had overthink, well then thanks Su Su.”
Seeing that Ao Tian started focusing on tearing apart the chicken, an expression of outmost concentration in regards to enjoying a delicious meal, Su Su looked at him plaintively, not saying a word, only after a few blinks of an eye, Ao Tian’s deep voice rang out again, “Just ask what you want to ask.”
Su Su grinned, she always know that Uncle Ao treat her the best, her butt sat on the chair beside Ao Tian, Su Su whispered, “Uncle Ao, I want to inquire about Mo Yuan from you.”
Instead of replying, he asked, “How much do you know?”
“He is secretive and mysterious, I did not manage to get much intel, he was already here when I reached the island, I heard that he was invited to resist Liao Yue, but I always feel that he is not very enthusiastic in helping, however, I know that the reason he came to this island is to look for something, and this ‘something’ was found!” Su Su brows wrinkled more as she explains, she just realized that she was only able to find out this much!
Ao Tian’s eyebrow arched upwards, he asked, “Ling Shi has been found?” the Mo family spent a hundred years finding this thing, Mo Yuan that rascal actually found it, he was really lucky.
Su Su widen her eyes and stared at Ao Tian, “You know about the Ling Shi that he is looking for?” It seems like what she guessed previously was correct, Uncle Ao and Mo Yuan certainly have some friendly relations, else how does he know it so clearly. Su Su was secretly happy, this was good, she will be able to know more of Mo Yuan’s secret!
Ao Tian passed the chicken drumstick he has torn off to Su Su, she took it without reserve and took a bite, she ambiguously replied, “It is found, but……” after wiping the oil that was almost dripping from her mouth, Su Su continued, “That thing was shattered by me……”
Ao Tian froze for a moment, this rascal shattered the Mo family’s Ling Shi?! Ao Tian rubbed his temple, experiencing a sense of dumbfoundedness, “Your ability to get into trouble increases as you age, it becomes more and more powerful.”
Looking at Ao Tian’s expression, reminded her of her own father, he would also comment that she gets into trouble at every turn, Su Su feels very wronged so she retorted unhappily, “What, if I did not shatter that ‘I don’t know what it is’ stone, the purple Bagua in it would never be revealed!”
“You say, the Ling Shi contain something inside? Or the Bagua?”
Ao Tian’s face became a bit more serious but Su Su did not take note, she replied, “Well, it is exactly the same as the one in my house, just that my family’s one is gold in colour, the one in Mo Yuan’s hands is purple.” Su Su had just placed the remaining chicken bones on the banana leaves, Ao Tian already placed another drumstick in her hands, Su Su habitually took it and continued to eat, it has been like this since young, Uncle Ao would visit her every year, but most of the time he would not go into the General’s Manor, they would frequently sit like this in the woods and roast chicken to eat, drumsticks were hers, the rest belonged to Uncle Ao.
Biting the drumsticks and looking at Ao Tian’s thoughtful expression, Su Su suddenly remembered that she was here to ask about Mo Yuan’s identity? How did it turn into her speaking all the time, she patted Ao Tian’s hands to get his attention, Su Su said hastily, “Don’t be anxious to think about other things, you haven’t answered my question, what exactly is Mo Yuan’s background?”
“He, his background is impressive.” Su Su frowned, not really satisfied with the answer, she obviously knows Mo Yuan’s background was impressive, if he was a mere nobody, she would not be asking! Seeing that Su Su was again using her pair of big eye to stare at him barely blinking, Ao Tian finally decided to stop teasing her, saying in his deep voice, “Have you ever heard your elders at home mentioning ‘Hua Xu Zhi Mo’ before?”
Su Su frowned and thought for awhile, suddenly she breathed in sharply, stumbled as she stood up, almost dropping that half eaten drumstick in her hands, “Is it, is it that Mohist Clan?!”
Part 2 to be continued. ..
New translator here! I hope you enjoyed reading this!! I am a bit of a perfectionist so I tend to take longer to translate, sorry in advance:/ I am sadly on my last week of school holiday(still a student btw:P) so future translations may take a while:(
Ao Tian spoiling Su Su is adorable haha but he sadly didn’t seem to have looked for a life partner after Gu Yun, no one was able to heal his broken heart:( Look forward to the next part of this chapter as the relationships between a past character(can you remember which character from the previous 3 books also have the surname Mo?:P) and the current ones would be revealed!∼-Serena