Seized By The System Chapter 531
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
On February 2, 2019, Elder Ancestor Bai was suppressed in Morality City by Vigilante A.
When the news spread, it caused a huge uproar.
No one expected that the Royal Giant Rats leader that was so good at hiding would actually be defeated by Vigilante A.
After all, he was not a regular devil, he was the leader of a great force, a future Greater Rat demon god, but he had fallen instead.
It could be seen that the path of cultivation was extremely arduous.
Even someone as cautious and timid as Elder Ancestor Bai would be met with misfortune after just one careless mistake.
Rumor had it that Elder Ancestor Bai only stepped into Vigilante A’s arcane realm to persuade his only son, which was why he could not escape and ended up being suppressed.
This was yet another example of strength cheats…
As their philosophies differed, the father and son fell out with each other. Such things were common occurrences, it was just a repeated affair.
However, the son defrauded his father and was well-liked by the masses. People liked these kinds of gossip best.
At first, it was Nezha and Li Jing 1 , and now it was the Royal Giant Rats.
The Giant Rat Underground Kingdom was already in chaos.
A snake could not function without its head, like what Elder Ancestor Bai said before himself. Now that he was not around as ‘head’, the entire Greater Rat Clan was immediately plunged into disorder.
Chaos begets crisis. To many people, a crisis was dangerous, but to a handful, it was an opportunity.
‘Who will be the next head’ became the most important question.
Bai Shixin had already met hordes of people in his house.
They all had their purpose. Some asked what they were supposed to do now, some wanted him to take the initiative to maintain the situation, and some wanted to find a means of support…
Bai Shixin brushed through these people perfunctorily until the arrival of a certain person, whom he then ushered into the study to have a private discussion with.
“Eldest Brother, that old demon sins finally caught up to him. He brought upon his own destruction. I never thought this would happen!” Bai Shifu, the Greater Rat Clan’s current Military Affairs high official, lamented.
“Haha, this is called seeing him build a skyscraper and attend to the banquet guests, then watching his building collapse. He thought that just because he had the protection of Heavenly Merit as well as the fact that his biological son was the other party’s subordinate, Vigilante A would not be able to lay a hand on him. However, he overlooked Vigilante A’s nature, which led to this happening.” Bai Shixin shook his head.
He thought of getting someone else to do the dirty work before, but it was easily solved by the other party. He never thought that it would be the person himself who sent himself to his death. He lost because of his only weakness.
“Vigilante A’s nature? What’s that? Brother, could you explain?” Bai Shifu asked in confusion.
“He hates evil as one does one’s enemy,” said Bai Shixin lightly, “The evil deeds that old demon did weren’t limited to just one or two. Furthermore, he was the leader. He had to take responsibility for everything people like us did. Vigilante A never touched him before because he could make the Greater Rats revolt at any time. However, now that he put on a disguise and left the hideout, he doesn’t have that advantage anymore. Vigilante A’s memory is superb so he won’t forget any of that. Once he has the chance, he would definitely get even.”
Bai Shifu’s shivered and said lowly, “Then, in your opinion, how should we clean up?”
He could not help but to be afraid. Even someone as strong as the Elder Ancestor had been suppressed by just one move from Vigilante A. No matter how deeply he cultivated, how could he compare to the Elder Ancestor who managed to sweet-talk the Heavenly Axiom?
Furthermore, he had done many things against humans before, like stealing techniques and secrets and kidnapping human geniuses.
His only saving grace was that he had been a spy before, so in order to prevent himself by being discovered by human Powerhouses, he did not have a single drop of human blood in his hands. This was something that even the old demon had approved of.
He was not like his peers who ate countless human cultivating geniuses to accelerate their cultivating speed over the past ten years while Vitality was rare.
Now, all of them were gone.
That was why Bai Shixin and he deeply feared the Elder Ancestor’s methods, while at the same time deeply envious as well.
He had used Vigilante A to dispose of ordinary members from the Upper Realm like them without lifting a finger. Thinking of it now, it was probably to pave a road for his son.
However, now, he had been disposed of by that very same person. That was indeed karma.
Bai Shixin glanced at him and said unconcernedly, Don’t panic. When you meet him, tell him you were only doing as ordered, then give him a sum of money to buy yourself back. No, at that time, you have to say it’s money to ‘atone for your crimes’. Offer more donations to the impoverished and hardworking people in your daily life and accumulate some virtue. I believe he won’t do anything to us. See, I’ve mounted a sneak attack on him personally before, but he didn’t come all the way to kill me either, right?”
After listening to the suggestion of the wisest person in the clan, Bai Shifu finally extricated himself from Vigilante A’s enormous shadow.
He nodded and then sighed, “From what the people outside are saying, the old demon went to Morality City to find his son, that Cang Gongzi that escaped right in front of our eyes. That’s why he was trapped by Vigilante A’s arcane realm. I just don’t understand, that old demon has always been cold-hearted and unfeeling. He had personally killed ten of his traitorous sons, so why does he still care about the last one?”
“Haha, I know a thing or two about that. The old demon walked the Path of Ascension, but do you know what his contingency plan is if that path fails?” Bai Shixin said coldly.
“Hiss… I understand. Brother, you really are wise and farsighted. No wonder you’re the hidden assassination clan leader.” Bai Shifu’s body shuddered. He finally understood why Elder Ancestor Bai would be willing to take such great risks to persuade his son.
Bai Shixin smiled faintly and changed the topic, “However, the old demon was too careless this time. He was overconfident. He should have just found a random reason to meet Cang Gongzi outside the arcane realm. Well, he might have been trying to express his sincerity. Who knows what he’s thinking… The truth has been suppressed along with him in Morality City, never to be revealed for another five hundred years.”
” After five hundred years, even the citron daylilies would have cooled off 2 . He’s not like Sun Wukong, who could still reach Buddhahood after wasting five hundred years.” Bai Shifu sneered.
“Yes, now’s the time for us to make great plans. This Greater Rat demon race has great potential. Only the both of us are from the Upper Realm, I’ll be the Hidden Clan Leader, and you’ll be the War Clan Leader. Our perseverance has finally paid off. We should join hands to make a great cause.” Bai Shixin was suddenly struck with a realization.
“That’s why I came to see you, Eldest Brother. I’m holding the 120,000 strong Greater Rat Demon army in my hands now. All of them are at least Bucket-level, and Pond-levels can found everywhere as well. If the old demon were still around, no one would be able to go against the might he had as royalty, and would only be able to be manipulated by them. Now that he’s not around, with these 120,000 elite troops, it’ll be enough to suppress millions and millions of Greater Rats.” Bai Shifu said, extremely pleased.
“Haha, my brother, you really are bold. In that case, please step up and temporarily take over the clan before the Elder Ancestor returns, lest the kingdom falls into confusion under the absence of leadership.” Bai Shixin said sincerely.
Bai Shifu waved his hand, “What’re you saying, Eldest Brother. Among the three Greater Rat Clans, it’s always been the Royal Clan that leads us, with the Hidden Clan coming second. The War Clan only handles military affairs. We don’t understand a lick of any internal affairs. Now that the Royal Clan has withered away, Eldest Brother should naturally be the one who takes charge and convinces the masses.”
He did not dare to snatch that position. As a former spy, he was very clear on Bai Shixin’s capabilities.
It was impossible that the old demon would have died without the other party pulling some strings behinds the scenes.
‘No matter how strong he was, how could he compare to the old demon?’
That was why he definitely had to pass on this position.
“Haha, it’s rare for you to be so generous, brother. I won’t be resentful and just be candid with you. I’ve already recovered my power.”
“Hiss…” Bai Shifu was shocked again. He quickly asked, “Your meridians were completely ruptured and you were schemed against by that old demon. Did a master help you?”
“How could there be a master? I simply saved myself.” Bai Shixin shook his head.
While the two conversed, unaware, a small gray ant quietly climbed on the desk, as if searching for something.
A cold light flashed past Bai Shixin’s eyes, and that ant immediately rolled over and fell, belly up.
Bai Shifu did not understand and asked, “It’s just an ant, why did you have to make a big fuss over it?”
“It wasn’t a big fuss. I just gave it a sterilization operation. This ant is now a court eunuch. I believe that it’ll know which places it can’t go to in the future.” Bai Shixin lightly said.
Bai Shifu quickly observed closely and was astonished. Between that little gray ants’ six legs, there indeed seem to be something that broke off…
His heart trembled. The other party was warning him to strictly play his part. Since he already said so, he could no longer covet a position that did not belong to him.