Shadow Hack Chapter 855
Jiao Xiu closed his eyes, feeling aggrieved in his heart. He hadn't expected that the four great clans would be reduced to this state: their ancestor had died and their authority has been suppressed.
At first glance, god father had only killed the four ancestors and left the disciples and elders of the four great clans alone. But without their ancestors, the four great clans would be greatly suppressed.
However, Jiao Xiu heard the second decree, a cold smile appeared on his face. How could Chen Xiu, who did not have any foundation and only had god father as his patron, jointly control the entire Asura City with Ashbi? Even if god father supported him, he was still only one person.
Asura City occupied a large region, and a single ruler could not control it by themselves. They needed subordinates. Even if the four great clans were suppressed and had to stand by Ashbi's side, Chen Xiu was a commander without an army, so how could he control half of Asura City.
While he was thinking about that, in the clan residences of the other three clans, the three young masters who had just experienced the darkness of the colosseum were unsuccessfully trying to get over it.
When Ashbi transmitted the news of the death of the four ancestors as well as Chen Xiu becoming the ruler of half of Asura City, the three young masters almost had a nervous breakdown. They hid in their rooms for a long time and did not come out.
In the Elder Council of the four clans, the clan patriarchs and god level elders discussed how to stabilize the situation after the death of the ancestors and regain their authority in Asura City.
"I believe that the battle of gods is the breaking point. As long as we have a great performance in the battle of gods and god father sees our loyalty, he will definitely return our authority."
"You're being naive. If he was going to give our authority back, he wouldn't have let Ashbi pass those two decrees. Although the first decree only mentions the ancestors, everyone should be clear that god father is talking about the four great clans."
"Precisely. Moreover, god father completely overturned the structure of Asura City. It is no longer divided among the four great clans and the city lord's mansion like before. There are now two centers of power, which god father spoke about, and they are the branch family descendants and the direct descendants. These two factions will never walk together, which leaves god father relaxed."
"We are direct descendants so naturally we stand by Ashbi's side. But because of the matter which happened just now, we four great clans cannot be very close to the city lord or we might incur god father's suspicion."
The four great clans did not show any reaction toward the two decrees on the outside, even maintaining rarely seen silence in the clan residences.
When the branch family descendants in the middle city heard the two decrees, they frowned. God father had intentionally divided the control of Asura City into two factions, and since they were branch family descendants, they had to rely on Chen Xiu from then on.
But the crucial point was that Chen Xiu was only an ancestor and possessed the strength of a god, which could not compare to the four great clans in other fields. He was no better than a commander without an army.
Those who followed Chen Xiu would have to confront the city lord's mansion and the four great clans. The end result of that was obvious to anyone, so the half god branch family descendants made a decision that unless god father forced them, they would continue to stand with the faction of direct descendants of the four great clans.
When rat heard the two decrees of Ashbi and that the branch family descendant who had advanced to godhood was the sixth ancestor of Asura City, he first thought of Li Yunmu who was sitting in front of him. After all, once he completed Li Yunmu's task, he had hid in the lowest level of colosseum and hadn't heard or seen anything which happened above the arena.
But it was completely normal that he would guess that Li Yunmu was the ruler of half of Asura City mentioned in the decree.
Only someone with this sort of status would not need to have apprehensions about the city lord's mansion or even the four great clans. He could handle things his own way, and even turn the fate of lowest level people of Asura City upside down.
"Congratulations lord for becoming the ruler of Asura City," rat said excitedly. There was no more worry in his voice.
With the great senior by his side, everything he wished for could be turned into reality.
After hearing the two decrees, Li Yun turned to rat without being fazed. "Rat, you are an intelligent person, so now think about it: Why did I agree to what you asked?"
Rat's eyes narrowed a little, and he made a guess. "Lord wants to have his own power. Although your distinguished self has become a ruler of Asura City due to god father's decree, it didn't allocate any subordinates to you. while Asura City's old powers include the four great clans as well as their branch family descendants.
"Without any specific command from god father, all the direct descendants of the four great clans will choose to stand by the city lord's side. As for the branch family descendants serving the four great clans as well as those who stay in the middle city, all of them will follow the direction of the four great clans.
"It can then be said then that lord is a commander without any subordinates and no authority in Asura City. So in the end, the final word will be in the hands of the city lord's mansion and the four great clans.
"Lord thus wants to create his own power, and the best choice comes with the people of the lower city. Although they are from the four great clans, they have been abandoned, so none of them have a good opinion about the four great clans."
While speaking, rat's voice filled with excitement. Based on his thoughts, if the residents of the lower city followed Li Yunmu, there would no longer be any slums in Asura City. And as the first people to join Li Yunmu, they would naturally be Licome his direct subordinates.
Then their status would be evenly matched with the descendants of the four great clans.
"What you say is correct. That's why I agreed with your request. From this moment onwards, you two will go to the slums and bring the poor people to the colosseum. As my new subordinates, they naturally cannot reside in the slums," Li Yunmu said.
He was quite happy with rat. This man was good at scheming and had the aptitude to become a trusted advisor.
"Lord, the slums take up the most area in Asura City, and the number of people these is double that of the four great clans. If I really gather them all, where will they stay?" rat asked with his brow wrinkling.
Li Yunmu pointed toward the floor under his feet and said with a smile, "They will stay here. Since god father has given the control of half of Asura City to me, then half of the middle city is my territory, and this colosseum is the boundary. The entire lower city is my domain as well, so once you gather everyone, we can change this place. Go now, quickly gather them. I will give you four hours."
Once he said that, rat and old bastard nodded and left with excitement evident on their faces.
When they were gone, Brunhilda stood up and leaned against Li Yunmu's arm
"Was Asura able to see through your disguise?" she asked softly.
"No. With how intelligent your husband is, how could he see through me?" Li Yunmu looked into Brunhilda's eyes then and said with a mischievous smile, "Now given that we have nothing to do, how about we create some offspring, dear wife?"
"Do you only think of this? First put up an enchantment. I don't want to be seen by Asura."