Heretic Apothecary Genius - chapter 59
Mad, these people are mad!
Oh no, oh no, something serious is really going to happen now.
Something so big had happened. Although because Ren Jie sounded the war drum, they had no way of controlling the situation, in reality, they’d hadn’t planned on coming forward at such at a time anymore. This was because, with things escalated to this state, even they couldn’t imagine how to wind it up. This dandy family head, since he was the one who created it, they’d see how he would end it.
They had been paying attention from the inside but hadn’t expected the situation to become like this all of sudden once Ren Jie went out.
This bunch of people’s righteous ardor was roused. Each one of them was so imposing, death was in the air. It shocked them all. If they went on this way, something serious would really happen soon.
Because once they killed Fang Tianen or a member of the Fang family, then it was absolutely impossible for this matter to end well. The subsequent trouble would be endless, perhaps even they would get into trouble. They felt even more scared to go out now.
Following beside Ren Jie, it was also Chang Laosi’s first time experiencing such an atmosphere. At present, he felt ardor and zeal coursing through his blood as it surged to his brain, causing his hand to tighten around his Black Nether Sword. Once Master gives the command, so what if the emperor appears in front of them right now? Let alone it the Fang Family Head.
Zhan Tianlong found Ren Jie’s current behavior slightly odd. However, he was firmer on one thing than the others. Even if Ren Jie hadn’t said anything, he would still be really set on it. This was because Marshal had personally asked for him to take care of Ren Jie if anything happened to him. Hence, regardless of what Ren Jie did, he would always support him.
At this time, Fang Yan was looking into the distance. Why weren’t they here yet? Since something so big had happened, the emperor should have learned of it long ago. Where were the city defense forces and the imperial guards?
Fight. It’d be good if all of you fight until blood is flowing everywhere. In the restaurant upstairs, Gao Peng was extremely expectant, looking forward to Ren Jie giving the order to kill Fang Tianen and for the Ren and Fang families’ full-scale battle.
He only felt slightly regretful now. His previous preparations had all been targeted at the demon-like Lan Tian. Hence, when Ren Jie suddenly exploded in the palace, he caught him off guard. He didn’t manage to make preparations in advance for such a good opportunity today too. If he had had some setups in place, he would certainly be able to achieve a miraculous effect.
Gao Peng didn’t like to do reckless things. He preferred acting with a plan, setting up a trap in the situation that everything was in his control. At present, he only sighed to himself. He really wanted to push things to progress in the way he wanted. It was a pity he could only watch on at this moment.
It was the same for those who had rushed over later. The people within the Ren family were even more agitated.
These few years, Ren Junyang and the other elders had been managing the family clan. They’d long lost the edge from those years. Members of the Ren family weren’t rude, unreasonable and domineering people, but constantly yielding to others had also accumulated much displeasure in them. At present, in such an atmosphere, listening to Ren Jie’s words, their emotions that had been suppressed for a long time were finally set off too.
“Nice one, Family Head. Give the order, Family Head.”
“How dare they come to my Ren residence’s gates to seize someone. Kill them.”
“My Ren family’s sons are gutsy people, we’ve never feared anyone.”
Fang Tianen had perspiration on his forehead right now. It was his first time encountering such a situation. It would be a lie if he were to say that he wasn’t nervous. He thought to himself, This rascal has really become mad after being beaten up by Gao Fei. He doesn’t care about anything now. If he really gives the order, things will turn dangerous.
There’s actually still no movement from His Majesty. It seems like he’s waiting for something then. Could it be that he wants to sacrifice me and my family…
Hmph. If Ren Jie really struck, he could only use his last resort. If His Majesty wanted the Fang family to have a full-scale battle with the Ren family alone, that was impossible. Although Ren Jie was only a puppet family head, he held the title of the family head, after all. Once he struck, he would capture him and bring him before His Majesty…
“Capture them all. If they dare resist, beat them up. Beat them till their mothers cannot even recognize them. Those who are able to fight their way out, I will take it that you are capable and let bygones be bygones. For those who dare use weapons, kill.” Pushing emotions to the peak, Ren Jie directly gave the order.
Once he gave the order, many hearts sank.
F*ck, he really dared to give the order?
The fight was really starting!
The eager soldiers did not care about this. They struck right away. Amongst the people from the Fang family, other than those right at the core, protecting Fang Tianen, the rest were all here to make up the numbers. They’d never seen such circumstances before. Moreover, they were outnumbered by the people surrounding them.
They were beaten to the ground even before they could resist. Due to Ren Jie’s instructions, many of them had directly thrown their weapons away. At once, shrieks were heard everywhere. At least a few hundred people from the Fang family were beaten and left on the ground.
“Ren… Jie… just you wait. You will regret this…” Fang Tianen no longer knew what to say at this point. He prepared to order his people to strike using his divine sense. With things already in this state, if he still didn’t respond, it would soon be the end of his time as the family head. This time was unlike any others. The other party had openly attacked and made things so big, he could only go with the flow.
At the worst, he’d sacrifice some people. By then, he’d see how the Ren family justified themselves…
“Boom…” Just as the fight below was bustling with hundreds of Fang family people being continuously struck down by the soldiers surging in, a loud bang suddenly sounded in the air. A ray of light resembling lightning thundered downwards abruptly, instantly struck Fang Tianen’s spiritual beast carriage. The spiritual wolf whose capability was equivalent to a being with perfected True Qi was penetrated by the light that slashed down from the sky without the chance to even dodge.
“Protect the Family Head.” The entire spiritual beast carriage fell apart and burst open. Several powerful beings from the Fang family immediately flew over to shield Fang Tianen.
However, anyone could tell that it was totally a belated effort. If that thunderbolt-like red light in the sky earlier had been targeted right at Fang Tianen, at present, he would have been nailed to the ground like the spiritual wolf.
This shot was too resonant. Every present stopped instantly and looked over. A long, crimson red rifle with flames lingering around it was stuck in the body of the spiritual wolf.
“Haha, Sixth Brother, I knew you wouldn’t be able to hold back.” Once he saw wreathing flames and the crimson red rifle, Zhan Tianlong couldn’t help but chuckle out loud.
“Sixth Lord, it’s Sixth Lord’s Thunder Fire Rifle!”
“Sixth Lord has struck, Sixth Lord has struck.”
“Greetings, Sixth Lord.”
Amongst the people present, it was evident that quite a number of them identified this rifle. A few were so agitated that they even knelt and gave their greetings. Among Ren Tianxing’s capable assistants, the first was Sixth Lord Ren Tianzong. After him was Zhan Tianlong, Great General Zhan.
Many people even believed that if Ren Tianzong hadn’t been born in the Ren family in the same generation, the Ren family would have had two legendary figures. In the eyes of outsiders, Ren Tianxing dazzled so brightly that many people weren’t clear of Ren Tianzong’s prowess. However, numerous people from the Ren family who had once followed Ren Tianzong all knew of the Sixth Lord’s brilliance.
“Ren Tianzong… this… is your Ren family’s stance?” If Ren Jie was a playboy who had no idea of consequences, then the significance of Ren Tianzong acting was totally different. At the thought of the earlier shot that had killed his spiritual wolf right before him like a thunderbolt, Fang Tianen felt heartache. But at the same time, he also felt fear.
“Since you dared to charge to my Ren residence with men and weapons, this is already the best treatment that we can give you. If my big brother was here, he would have wiped out all of you. Someone of your quality can be the Family Head of the Fangs, no wonder the Fang family is deteriorating with each generation. At the Jade Imperial Academy, if I hadn’t sent someone and got him out of danger in time, the Fang family would’ve killed my big brother’s only son using another person’s hand. It seems like the small lesson that I ordered to teach your daughter wasn’t enough. You actually dared to distort the truth and target the Ren family once more. Earlier, if you had given the orders for the Fang family’s hidden men to act, the one being nailed there right now would have been you, Fang Tianen.” In the sky, Sixth Lord, Ren Tianzong’s voice sounded. Everyone in the surrounding miles could hear him.
Sixth Uncle’s strike did not surprise Ren Jie. After getting in touch with Sixth Uncle the previous time, Ren Jie had learned of his concern for him.
However, what surprised Ren Jie was that Sixth Uncle was truly ferocious, imposing and daring. His skills were extraordinary and he had his own kind of grace!
Looking at Fang Tianen’s expression, looking at the spiritual wolf carriage that had been nailed fixedly to the ground, it felt so damn good.
He knew that his Sixth Uncle was afraid of truly blowing the matter up and also because the several incidents that he had caused previously had been handled too aggressively. He was afraid that the family clan and the outside world would focus too much attention on him. Once Sixth Uncle put it that way, everyone would think that he was able to do all those because Sixth Uncle had been guiding him behind the scenes. This way, he wouldn’t be in so much danger.
However, Sixth Uncle was indeed impressive. Once he struck, he awed all those present. Ren Jie earned the respect and enjoyed what he ought to, yet the blame was totally borne by Sixth Uncle.
“That Chang Laosi is already part of my Ren family, a disciple that the Ren Family Head took in publicly. And the superior-grade spiritual artifact Black Nether Sword that he holds, everyone knows very well. It hadn’t been restored when it was with the Fang family for a hundred years. You used such a damaged item as a middle-grade spiritual artifact for my Ren Family Head. I personally spent a huge cost to restore it. If the Fang family dares to seize it, I will personally go to the Fang residence to get it back. To think you are also a Family Head of the five family clans, yet you could bring yourself to do something so despicable. Scram immediately with your men. Don’t mention that my nephew hasn’t done anything wrong, even if he did, it’s not your place to discipline him. Think of your own influence first, are you qualified enough to make a din at my Ren residence? Don’t think that just because my big brother is no longer around, you bunch of clowns can declare yourselves the overlord. If you force me to step out, that would be forcing me to start a war. If you want a repeat of the incident back then, you can strike.” Ren Tianzong’s voice sounded once more, even more domineering.
Someone people once said, it was a kind of sorrow to be in the same generation as Ren Tianxing, because regardless of how outstanding you were, you would be overshadowed. Except for some people in the military who had once followed Ren Tianzong, there weren’t a lot of people who truly knew him. However, Fang Tianen was clear of Ren Tianzong’s true prowess and had truly experienced it before. He would never forget that scene.
Ren Tianxing would still reason things out, but if Ren Tianzong really wanted to do something, he wouldn’t bother to reason at all. Under his usual refined and cultured bearing was an Asura[1.Demigod of war in Buddhism.]-like ruthlessness, an Asura who hid in darkness and bloodshed.
Fang Tianen was already the Minister of Justice now. At present, the muscles in his face twitched involuntarily as he felt extremely conflicted inside. He wasn’t willing for this to be the case, but Ren Tianzong’s words were no joke either. The method he used previously was in the situation that the Ren family would not support Ren Jie. Now, Ren Tianzong had come forward and there were also the tens of thousands of troops out here. God knew what the aftermath would be if he were to continue threatening Ren Jie.
Besides, he definitely wouldn’t be able to kill Chang Laosi too. If he didn’t get to kill him today, then everything that he had done before would be like lifting a rock only to drop it on his own foot. He would be thoroughly embarrassed, and his own reputation, together with the Fang family’s would be greatly impacted.
Despicable. He had thought of the fact that Ren Jie might have someone behind him long ago. Otherwise, how could a dandy wastrel suddenly have done so much in this period of time? In the end, he had still been too careless.
If he had known that it was Ren Tianzong behind the scenes, he absolutely wouldn’t have taken this lightly, absolutely not…
Regardless of how regretful he felt, it was already too late. Fang Tianen could sense his heart pounding.
“Ren Tianzong, I’ll see how long you can protect him for. The Fang family has taken down his score. Everyone, retreat.” No matter how unwilling and how conflicted he was, Fang Tianen ultimately didn’t dare to provoke the matchless Asura from those years.
“Family Head…” Everything changed too quickly. Fang Yan only came to his senses then. However, given his distance from Fang Tianen, their divine senses could not be connected. He could only shout urgently.
He was still here!
Fang Tianen turned back for a glance and saw Ren Jie standing there, looking at him provokingly and arrogantly. His message was extremely clear: I absolutely will not let him go easily.
Fang Tianen gritted his teeth so hard that it made a cracking sound. He longed to personally strangle this Ren Jie to death. However, in the end, he could only helpless leave with his men. He really couldn’t stay here anymore.
“Sixth Lord is mighty. Family Head is impressive.”
“Way too cool. Sixth Lord is too impressive. Family Head is indeed a dominant person.”
“Scram. How dare you come to the gates of the Ren residence to cause trouble, who has the Ren family ever feared? We’ll see who still dares to be this rampant in the future.”
Once they left, the surroundings of the Ren residence quaked by the excited shouts of tens of thousands of people as if there was an earthquake. They could be heard from miles away.
“It isn’t easy to get together. Today is the day I took in a disciple, so no one is allowed to leave. We’ll drink till we pass out. Servants, make arrangements for a feast immediately. Get everyone in the Ren family to get moving. Laosi, you might not be young anymore, but all these people here today are elders. Go to all operating taverns within the surrounding thirty miles and have them do their best to send wine and dishes here. Half hour later, everyone must get wine. And an hour later, we must have food,” Ren Jie said as he bent and bowed to Zhan Tianlong and all the soldiers who had rushed here. He didn’t give any words of thanks or anything else. Everything that Ren Jie had said earlier long surpassed anything else.