Chapter 1713: A Plan in Disguise
Sima You Yue thought for a while. “I didn’t expect while I was dealing with things outside, something this big would happen.”
“We all know that the Holy Daughter is dealing with confidential matters and has little contact with the outside world. The news lag will be temporary.” Zong Zheng Han Yue had a special position in Sage Pavilion, so even the head of the branch pavilion, Gu Qing was polite to her.
“Recently, ancient spirit beasts are running rampant. They killed a lot of humans and took a lot of resources. If they can be disposed of, it would be a great blessing for humans.” Sima You Yue said. “However, if those ancient spirit beasts know of this news, won’t they not let this go on?”
“If the ancient spirit beasts knew that we wanted to unite with other forces to deal with them, I’m afraid they would stand up and hinder it.” Sima You Yue continued.
“So we need to find a reasonable reason to cover it up?” Gu Qing said. “This is not the only bad thing now?”
Sima You Yue pondered for a bit. Now if they could gather those forces and prevent the ancient spirit beasts from discovering anything amiss, there were only two or things that could make that possible.
“Could it be the Sky Splitter Devil Sword?” She guessed.
“Holy Daughter is indeed the Pavilion Master’s favorite right now. It is the Sky Splitter Devil Sword.” Gu Qing said. “The Sky Splitter Devil Sword has been appearing from time to time in recent years causing a lot of killings. In the past these years, it has become more mischievous and has become a threat. The important factor is human safety.”
“With this as an excuse, even if the ancient spirit beasts finds out we are doing something, they would think that we are discussing the devil sword. That’s right.” Sima You Yue applauded.
“These are all good plans that the Holy Son has come up with.” When Gu Qing spoke of the Holy Son, she was proud.
“Alright, let’s talk about business.” Sima You Yue looked at the people in the room and motioned for Gu Qing to have them leave.
Gu Qing understood and said to the others in the room. “You can all leave now. You don’t need to wait for the time being.”
“Yes, Pavilion Master.”
All the maids exited and Sima You Yue began, “Do you know of the hunting plan?”
“I’ve heard of it, but I have never had any in depth contact. Is it related to the purpose of Holy Daughter coming this time?” Gu Qing asked.
“Yes.” Sima You Yue nodded. “This thing shouldn’t be revealed to you. But the situation is urgent now, we can only let you do it.”
“Holy Daughter, what exactly is the hunting plan?” Gu Qing saw that Sima You Yue was very imposing.
“This….” Sima You Yue hesitated, not willing to tell her.
“Holy Daughter, if you don’t tell me, I won’t be able to order my subordinates to do things. In case something goes wrong, how would you explain it to the sect? If you are afraid for the subordinates to know, you can rest assured, I will only order people to do things but not the reason.” Gu Qing was very curious about the hunting plan. Because of her position, she was not able to know the details. Now she finally had a chance, how could she let it go?
If handled well, she might get rewards from the sect.
“This…” Sima You Yue frowned. She hesitated and sighed as if she made up her mind. “What you said is correct. This matter… but you must not tell anymore after you know, understand?”
“Holy Daughter, don’t worry, I won’t say anything. If you are worried, I can swear.” Gu Qing’s attitude was very sincere.
“You don’t need to swear.” Sima You Yue stopped her. “One of the reasons that I hesitated before was that I am afraid that you would become involved in the matter in the future.”
“Holy Daughter, please speak.”
“In fact, this hunting plan is to select girls from all over the continent, bring them here, and give them to others.” Sima You Yue deliberately spoke vaguely. Gu Qing was interested.
“These girls are not voluntary?” Gu Qing asked.
“Who would be willing to be a furnace for others. This thing was done secretly.” Sima You Yue said indifferently as if she did not care what resulted of those girls at all.
Gu Qing was a little surprised. She didn’t expect the hunting plan to be like this. It seems this wasn’t a good thing.
“Who are these girls being given to?” She asked.
“I don’t know. According to speculation, it should be the black robed men.” Sima You Yue said.
“What!” Gu Qing exclaimed. “How are the black robed men…”
She saw that Sima You Yue did not seem to be joking, so she swallowed her words.
In the sect, nothing was impossible.
Sima You Yue waited until she digested the matter before she continued, “We have sent a lot of people a few days ago. We should have sent more, but something went wrong.”
“The people are gone.”
“People are gone?”
“Mm, those selected girls, I don’t know who saved them all.” Sima You Yue replied. “There is no one to deliver the goods now. The person who originally arranged for it hasn’t come to meet me. I don’t know what’s the matter.”
“Since the people are gone, let’s go find people and make it up.” Gu Qing suggested.
“No. These girls were selected carefully. The average girl does not meet the requirements at all.” Sima You Yue said.
“What does Holy Daughter want us to do? Go and get those people back?” Gu Qing asked.
“I was delayed when I came because of something. When I got there, the people were gone. I don;t know how long ago. Even if we catch them, we don’t know who did it.”
“What should we do?”
“This thing can be left for now. I will go back to report to the Pavilion Master and see what they said.” Sima You Yue said. “What you have to do is find who did this and kill them. I don’t know if the one who says them knows how much inside information. So they cannot spread the information. Understand?”
“I see.” Gu Qing replied and at the same time was relieved.
If she just killed those people, it would be much easier. There was no need to take responsibility for the matter afterwards.
Sima You Yue then told her where the girls were locked up at and added, “This matter must be carried out in secret. If we let others know that the hunting plan is related to my Sage Pavilion or the black robed men, or the result….”
“I understand. I will be careful.” Gu Qing promised.
“I believe in Pavilion Master Gu’s ability.” Sima You Yue said. “I have to go back to the sect and report it to the sect master personally. I won’t delay anymore.”
Gu Qing took her to the teleportation array, which could only be used by people from the core of the Sage Pavilion.
Sima You Yue used the teleportation array and went directly to Saint City.