Chapter 247: The New Officer

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Editor: LikyLiky

LikyLiky: Break Time before we start a chapter of Devouring the Heavens. Link is here. Also, this is the last PMG chapter for tonight. The rest will be released tomorrow with the regular chapter, hopefully.

Enjoy xoxo




 

“Marquis of Yangzhou City?”

 

The crowd was stupefied. Officer of the Chi Xie troops and marquis of the fief of Yangzhou…

 

In Xue Yue, those who had the most power after the imperial family were Imperial Ministers and directly below them was Marquis.

 

Some Marquis reigned over a village while some others reigned over a city, owning a city was required to be considered as a true marquis.

 

Even though Yangzhou City wasn’t very big, Duan Wu Ya’s move was of the highest significance, he had made Lin Feng into a true Marquis. He had given Lin Feng incredible power. From that moment, Yangzhou City belonged to Lin Feng.

 

Every inhabitant of Yangzhou was under Lin Feng’s control and all of their lives belonged to him.

 

At that moment, a realization flashed through Lin Feng’s eyes, he realized that Duan Wu Ya was honouring his promise. He had hoped that Lin Feng would perform meritorious acts during the war so that he could provide him with a social status. Now that Lin Feng was back in the Imperial City, Duan Wu Ya was granting Lin Feng with a social status and at the same, he was directly implying that Lin Feng was part of his faction.

 

“Thank you, Your Highness.” said Lin Feng in a low voice. Of course, he wasn’t going to refuse Duan Wu Ya’s offer. There were many strong cultivators in Xue Yue and Lin Feng still wasn’t extremely strong. Receiving such an opportunity was a great chance for him.

 

“Don’t get too happy yet. My father still has to make the final decision.” said Duan Wu Ya while smiling warmly. Even though he was saying that, the whole crowd knew that everything was already set in stone. The final decision was just part of the process, once the prince announced it, it was confirmed.

 

If Duan Wu Ya wasn’t sure about what he said, he wouldn’t have said it in front of everyone, if the decision was overturned, he would have lost face.

 

Lin Feng slightly nodded and remained silent. Duan Wu Ya turned towards Duan Xin Ye and said: “Xin Ye, that guy, Meng Chong, did he really attack you? Was Meng Gu Feng really there, on the gate with him?”

 

Duan Xin Ye looked at Duan Wu Ya and nodded: “Yes, everybody saw us outside of the Imperial City, Meng Chong gave the troops the orders to kill Lin Feng and me. Besides, Meng Gu Feng didn’t want to allow me entry into the Imperial City.”

 

“Hm.” Duan Wu Ya slightly nodded and said: “Meng Gu Feng was an officer and he committed a terrible crime, he illegally granted power to Meng Chong, who then used that power to try and kill my little sister. A soldier of the Imperial City, who wants to kill the princess, deserves death.”

 

When the crowd heard Duan Wu Ya, they were surprised, Meng Gu Feng and Meng Chong had already died, why was Duan Wu Ya still talking about them?

 

But at the moment, when they were asking themselves questions, Duan Wu Ya looked at Meng Han. The crowd was wondering what was going on.

 

Meng Han’s heart also started accelerating. He had the impression that something ominous was going to happen. A moment before, he had made Duan Wu Ya lose face by supporting Duan Tian Lang……

 

“Officer Meng Gu Feng attempted to assassinate the princess. Even though he is dead already, his brother Meng Han is still the officer of the Imperial Guards. I think that it is necessary to carry out a full investigation, Meng Han, you are already not an appropriate choice to occupy the function of Officer of the Imperial Guards.”

 

When Duan Wu Ya finished talking, people’s hearts were racing. The second prince was extremely fierce and harsh!

 

Meng Han couldn’t refute his argument.

 

Meng Han’s heart violently pounded as well. He wanted Duan Wu Ya to die for finding such an excuse to dismiss him.

 

Meng Han turned around and looked at Duan Tian Lang, who remained silent. Duan Tian Lang was already in a critical situation himself, Duan Wu Ya hadn’t decided what he wanted to do with him, otherwise, he wouldn’t remain so polite. At that moment though, he didn’t want to anger the second prince.

 

The second prince was fierce, intrepid and tough.

 

Meng Han saw that Duan Tian Lang remained silent, he then said to Duan Wu Ya: Your Highness, Meng Gu Feng committed crimes but what does that have to do with me? Even though he was my brother, I know nothing about that. How can you blame me and dismiss me from my function as an Officer of the Imperial Guard?”

 

“Meng Han, I didn’t say that it had something to do with you either but Meng Gu Feng was involved in an assassination attempt on the princess of the imperial family. I, as the second prince, must investigate, it is my duty as I don’t understand the whole situation. Wait until we have gathered all of the facts with a thorough investigation and if you are absolutely clean, you will be able to return to your post as an officer of the Imperial Guard.”

 

Duan Wu Ya’s argument sounded quite logical but everybody knew that Meng Han  was being relieved of his position as an officer of the Imperial Guard, it would be extremely difficult for him to hold such a high position again. It was actually almost impossible.

 

“I, Meng Han, am innocent.” said Meng Han coldly. He was standing tall and upright and fixedly staring at Duan Wu Ya.

 

At that moment, he was still in a position of power, with the Imperial Guards obeying his orders. If the second prince wanted to attack him, it wouldn’t be that easy, however, as time went on, people would come to assist him.

 

“Meng Han, how audacious. How does he even have the courage to talk to the second prince that way?”

 

“It seems like there are some people from above supporting Meng Han.” whispered the people far away in the crowd. Meng Han had immediately contradicted Duan Wu Ya, in front of everybody.

 

“Hehe.”Duan Wu Ya laughed, his smile hadn’t disappeared.

 

“Meng Han, what you mean is that I am groundlessly dismissing you from your functions? Do you mean that you will not obey my orders? You, Meng Han, intend to do what, keep your function as an officer by force?”

 

“How could I, Meng Han, not obey the second prince’s order? It’s just that the function of Officer of the Imperial Guard is very important. Apart from me, nobody else can do it. Besides, the Imperial Guards also consider me as their brothers, it is not their wish to see anyone replace me.”

 

“Is that so?” asked Duan Wu Ya with an evil smile on his face which made Meng Han’s facial expression change.

 

“Crrr, crr….”

 

A faint and subtle sound spread in the air. Meng Han was violently shaking and breathing heavily. Blood sprayed from his mouth.

 

Not only was Meng Han’s heart pounding, but the crowd were also on edge from watching this.

 

Blood was unceasingly flowing from Meng Han’s mouth. He lowered his head and only saw the tip of a silver spear that had pierced through his chest from behind.

 

The Imperial Guards were like his brothers and didn’t want to see anyone replace him?

 

His voice was still resonating in people’s minds but the reality was much harsher.

 

Meng Han moved his body, he wanted to turn around, but the spear was not moving. Suddenly, a deadly energy penetrated his body and destroyed his organs. The crowd was astonished. Blood sprayed out  from his mouth and his lifeless body slowly collapsed onto the floor.

 

After Meng Han collapsed, the high-ranking soldiers who were behind him were absolutely calm. Their expression hadn’t changed whatsoever. They all looked extremely serene and peaceful. There were about thirty guards in this high ranking group, they were all young but their coldness was enough to make other people’s hearts feel a tinge of fear.

 

“Meng Han’s brother, Meng Gu Feng, attempted to kill the princess, Meng Han refused to admit it and kept contradicting Your Highness over and over again. I, Yu Ji the non-commissioned officer of the Imperial Guards, killed him for his insubordination. Please forgive me for taking action, Your Highness.” Yu Ji was kneeling down and bowing in front of Duan Wu Ya. Behind Yu Ji, the army of Imperial Guards remained motionless, all of them looked calm and serene as if they were not surprised at all, they almost agreed with how the events had played out.

 

Everybody was astonished by the coldness of that scene.

 

“Meng Gu Feng had been plotting against my little sister and wanted to kill her. Meng Han hasn’t expressed any regret at all and refused to acknowledge his brother’s crime. Besides, he was extremely rude to me. Even though Yu Ji killed Meng Han and that is a crime, it is still a sign of loyalty and devotion to the imperial family.” Duan Wu Ya was speaking slowly and then continued: “Today, Meng Han died but it is required for the guards to have an officer. Yu Ji, you are, for the time being, promoted to the position of officer of the Imperial Guards.”

 

“Thank you, Your Highness.” said Yu Ji while respectfully bowing and kneeling down. Immediately after, he stood up, at the same time, the high-ranking Imperial Guards behind him also bowed respectfully and shouted in unison: “His Highness is wise and kind, we thank you for our new officer!”

 

All the ordinary Imperial Guards were stupefied and were just realizing what had happened. They then slowly knelt down and shouted in unison: “His Highness! Thank you for our new officer!”

 

These extremely loud voices were resonating  through the crowd. People’s hearts were violently pounding, they were unable to calm down.

 

How fierce and powerful. Duan Wu Ya could control the Imperial Guards so easily, his methods were intense.

 

If the crowd didn’t know that Yu Ji was one of Duan Wu Ya’s factions, all sorts of rumours would be spread.

 

Lin Feng calmly smiled at Duan Wu Ya but was still feeling a bit cold in his heart. Duan Wu Ya was dangerous, extremely dangerous.

 

59 Comments

  1. Johnee   •  

    Thanks very much for the chapters2

  2. adewrotor   •  

    thanks for the chapter

  3. Megan   •  

    Thank you for the chappy!!! ?

  4. lilygel   •  

    Dangerous. XD
    Last chapter for the night. This time, people can finally sleep peacefully.

  5. rainingturtle   •  

    Thank you for the chapter!

  6. Lord Luc   •  

    Thanks for the chapters! I can’t wait for tomorrow now 😀

  7. vulcain   •  

    thanks for the chapter

  8. Ergho   •  

    Nice thanks alot for all the chapters so far 😀

  9. Rai S Loki   •  

    Thank you for the chapter!!!

  10. Shiroechan   •  

    Thanks for the chap!!! 😀 😀

  11. Llord-of-the-Sword   •  

    Very well played…
    Thanks for all the updates; They were thoroughly enjoyed….

  12. Hinataria   •  

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  13. Next Serus   •  

    Srsly this second prince is way too cunning. I hope the crown Prince is just muscle head or else it will be a disaster ! At least for our MC

  14. EzRaFaDe   •  

    Thanks for the chapter
    Good luck with the sponsored chapters

  15. TatsR   •  

    If Duan Wu Ya is already that dangerous i can only imagine his douche brother…

  16. Kate   •  

    Thanks, I can’t wait for the next chapters! 😛

  17. David   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Don’t stop now, Keep it coming ;-p

  18. SaintMeng   •  

    Thanks you! Awsome!

  19. Victor   •  

    Thank you for the chapter 😀

  20. Miriokuz   •  

    Thanks for the chappy.
    This second prince is one shifty mofo…everything has been in the palm of his hand all along. This guy has spies everywhere 0_o

  21. asriu   •  

    impressive, the second prince truly remarkable schemer on par with the crown prince hoho I can’t wait Lin Feng join in the wits battles let see how far Lin Feng could handle wits battles before use for fist to talk or he will just use fist? (that will be boring though)
    ty for the chapter

  22. Seink   •  

    Ok, you win, the second prince just got a bit of my respect XD
    But I still dont trust him :p
    Thanks for the translation!

  23. DMR   •  

    Thanks for the translation XD

  24. SharingIsLoving   •  

    Damn so great hahahahaha!!!! :DDDDD

    Thx for the many chaptersssss!!!!!

    If only i’m rich i gonna paid all those chapters til its done hahahaha so great!! and wonderful…… nice Lin Feng you rock 😀

  25. RezaStillAlive   •  

    Thanks for the chap~!!!

    Can’t wait to read chapter 336!!!!!! \(>_<)/

  26. Robin Merida   •  

    Our MC is bad ass .. he can be an attorney .. ahaha .. most wanted attorney ahahah

  27. aashish   •  

    damn thats one prince who’s country I would not want to live in teehee…

  28. coolzedz   •  

    Juz read the raw ver of today chapters yesterday….. Still the translations here is still the best~~

    Back to reading a few raws while waiting~~

  29. GaYoung   •  

    I’m still thinking why Duan Tian Lang is still alive? I want him to die so bad :c but well I guess if he dies immediately no more enemy

    Thanks!

    • Xandarth   •  

      He is supported by the Crown Prince. As such, without directly incriminating evidence the only person able to condemn him to death is the Emperor (or the Crown Prince but all he’d need to do is withdraw his protection).

      The Second Prince could push for prosecution as he is of a higher rank than Duan Lang Tian but he’d get a trial.

  30. Kenken   •  

    Duan Wu Ya sure is no simple man. So far I can see and can tell he is smart man for not doing anything against Lin Feng so far or at least yet but instead trying to pull Lin Feng on his side.

    Duan Tian Lang = A Cockroach, hard to die.

    Thnx for the chapter.

  31. zack   •  

    thanks for the chapter

  32. OhDine   •  

    Thank you for the tsunami of chapters!

    Thank you to the translator/s and editor/s for bringing us these chapters!

  33. Cheif Villager of Raichi   •  

    Wow this is nice.

    Their is a like button. Like me.

    Thank your for the dope

  34. ambi   •  

    Thanks for the chapter notsaneinthebrain, Nathan S, and LikyLiky!

  35. chronos5884   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!

  36. Shinn154   •  

    Ohayo and Thanks for the chapters^^°

  37. Zeth   •  

    Thank you very much!

  38. some1   •  

    dang are they going to be enemies later? lin feng and the 2nd prince i mean.
    i think the 1st prince was a real asshole if i remember correctly so it would be lin feng against them both xD

  39. Jay   •  

    Ahhhh thanks for the chapters it satisfied me and the readers! Thanks a lot translators and great job on translating! 🙂

  40. dar   •  

    Duan Tian Lang is still alive…. the story is really dragging and if it continue then it will lose its appeal. We need a new villain, a powerful one…kill Duan Tian Lang already

    Thanks for the chapter

    • midoriryu7   •  

      next is the crown prince

  41. Ablaze   •  

    Thanks for the chapters!!! When was the like button implemented? (working makes me miss so so much).

  42. MoshGoss Meng   •  

    WoW !!!

    Those are all awsome chapters ♥

    Thank you very much !!!

    ♥ Love ♥

  43. Telden   •  

    Fucking awesome !!
    Thanks

  44. ravelord   •  

    Thanks alot! Bad thing Duan Tian Lang might be able to live through =(

  45. Akira Suguru   •  

    How many more chapter will Lin feng then go back to Lin sect

  46. Akira Suguru   •  

    which chapter did Lin feng go back to Lin sect

  47. xzx_   •  

    Didn’t see that coming,thanks for the chapters!

  48. Triopsate   •  

    “They’re my brothers”

    -spear is noww growing from his back-

    Welp those as some great bros eh? They say bros before hoes but in this case I think you might wanna reverse that…

  49. ZaX   •  

    That power play by Duan Wu Ya. Really not someone to go up against easily. Thanks for the chapter.

  50. Abyssdarkfire   •  

    Duan Wu Yan is way more dangerous than Duan Tian Ling. Never get on his bad side Lin feng

  51. SnowyFeffe   •  

    Epic Chapter!

    Thank you #6 for the chapters – I am, as always, looking forward for more ^.^

  52. Taffymaffyraffycaffy   •  

    So where’s the DTH chapter there wasn’t any new releasesg

  53. Yui   •  

    word cannot express my gratitude to the translator. i feel lucky that PMG have translator like u. i dont know if your translation quality is the best compare with the other but 1 thing for sure u are the fastest and most regular update. im pretty sure that u start this project late compare to the other series but now u manage to outchapter the other translator. a good translator with a good series bring a good fun/enjoy to the reader. thanks for the chapter and i pray for you to be good health.

  54. ckcrazy   •  

    The irony of Lin Feng now being in command of the army which destroyed his Yun Hai Sect while also being the new patriarch of the Yun Hai Sect xD

    Thanks for the chapters

  55. Amare   •  

    Thanks for the chapters <3

  56. Don't dpstop   •  

    It’s tomorrow. Where are my chapters promised
    Another 6 hours max I can keep pressing refresh

  57. shrykos   •  

    Thanks for the chapter.

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