Chapter 1127 – A Night of Killing
The manager of this brothel smiled broadly as his two subordinates flattered him and walked toward the auction hall with a bright smile. There would always be a grand event each time he received the wife or daughter of a punished nobleman into his brothel, and he would organize an event to auction off their first night. Many enemies of the punished noblemen would clamor to attend this event and would spend large amounts to purchase their first night, then release their hatred on the bodies of these women.
Recently, there weren’t that many noblemen under punishment.
Although the new Emperor had ruthlessly killed the King of Zhenyuan, the prominent figures of the Sky Fox clan, the Sky-reaching clan, the Dark Feather clan and the Lofty Mountain clan, to the surprise of the public, he did not make any move to wipe out their families and did not make life too difficult for them either, so the various military brothels who had planned on taking in women from these families were extremely disappointed.
The heads and prominent figures of these clans might have perished but their families were still extremely powerful. Thus, as long as the new Emperor didn’t make a move, those at the military brothels would be courting death if they attempted to capture women from these families.
There were more than a hundred military brothels within Royal City and the number one military brothel once had its moment in the spotlight. At its peak, the daughter of a fallen Emperor family had been sent to this very brothel; so many customers had rushed into the brothel that its main gate had almost been crushed by the crowd. Unfortunately, these were all events of the past and its heydays were long gone. Otherwise, this chubby manager would not have spent such a large amount of money and effort to get the Marquis of Tingtao’s wife and daughter sent to their brothel.
“Haha, Marquis Tingtao pledged his allegiance to the new Emperor and he’s already a titled marquis, so the value of his wife and daughter would be pegged at an even higher rate. This is especially so for Lin Nanzhu since she’s one of the well-known beauties of Royal City. She’s at her prime and still a virgin, with countless suitors trying to win her hand, so I’m sure she’d definitely be able to fetch a good price. Hahaha!”
The chubby manager was extremely elated when he heard the lively chatter from the auction hall. He wanted to give himself a pat on the back for acting so decisively and he was certain that this was the day that the number one military brothel regained its former glory.
“Sir, Lin Nanzhu is a feisty one. Should we break her body and crack her spirit first?” the manservant who followed the chubby manager around said with a smile. “Moreover, shouldn’t you have the first taste of such a beautiful woman?”
“Yes, sir. If you get started, won’t we be able to eat your leftovers?” the second manservant asked blatantly.
These two manservants had clearly been lusting after Lin Nanzhu for a while.
The chubby manager scoffed coldly and said, “Shut up, you morons. I’d strongly advise you against harboring such thoughts. This matter would impact the profitability and reputation of our business. If you ruin my plans after all the effort spent to obtain such good quality beauties, I’d skin you both alive.”
The two manservants did not dare to speak thereafter.
They arrived at the auction hall.
The chubby manager entered the venue full of smiles.
An hour later—
The chubby manager led the winner of the auction eagerly toward the quiet room. The winner of this auction was a nobleman from the Sky-reaching clan and had been the favorite grandson of the Sky-reaching clan’s clan elder; he was there for revenge. Ye Qingyu had killed the clan elder of the Sky-reaching clan while Marquis Tingtao was highly-regarded by Ye Qingyu—since he couldn’t defeat Ye Qingyu, he had spent a large sum of money to release the bitter hatred he felt on the bodies of Marquis Tingtao’s wife and daughter.
“Are we there yet? Hurry up,” the nobleman said eagerly and his features twisted savagely.
“Sir, it’s the room right in front,” the chubby manager said as he brought the nobleman to the door of the quiet room.
The chubby manager smiled and closed the door behind this nobleman.
He didn’t rush to leave but rather, he waited silently outside and tried to listen in on the action inside. He had spent such a long time in this military brothel that he was like a ghost and his heart was extremely corrupted. One of his favorite pastimes was to listen in on others having sex and his perverted mind wouldn’t want to miss out on the action, especially after organizing such a grand auction.
The chubby manager was surprised when there was still absolute silence even after the nobleman had spent more than ten breaths in the room.
Based on his experience, he should be hearing the sounds of cursing, wailing, and sinister laughter by this time, so why was it so silent?
He wondered in surprise. Then, he suddenly smelled the faint scent of blood from the quiet room.
“Oh no, did the kid from the Sky-reaching clan kill both mother and daughter in anger, to exact vengeance?” the chubby manager muttered in shock. This mother and daughter act was his key to reviving the business at the number one military brothel, so he would suffer a great loss if they were killed.
He threw caution to the wind at the thought of that. He summoned his trusted subordinates and guards, then rushed into the room without even knocking.
The chubby manager, his manservants, and his guards were all astonished by what they found inside.
There was a sword sticking out of the nobleman’s chest and blood flowed along the groove in the sword before landing on the ground. The nobleman was a picture of shock and despair as he gripped the sword blade with both hands tightly; he gaped like a fish gasping for air but no words would come out.
The sword hilt was held by a maiden with fair and slender fingers.
It was none other than Lin Nanzhu.
For some reason, Lin Nanzhu had managed to regain her power and strength. She gave off a strong aura and she had already changed out of the short, sheer dress that she was forced to wear earlier—now, clad in a perfectly fitting armor. She looked livid and a murderous spirit surged out of her; it was so powerful that she looked like a killing god who had just returned from the brink of death.
Marquis Tingtao’s wife had also changed into something more decent and stood quietly beside Lin Nanzhu.
A young man in white robes and black hair sat in front of the desk that was located in front of the window. His entire body gave off a noble air; his features were handsome and masculine. His fair and slender fingers gently knocked against the table with a rhythmic flow, as though he was mulling over something and ignored everything that was happening in the room.
The chubby manager looked like he had just seen a ghost.
What was happening?
How could both mother and daughter have gotten rid of the formations that prevented them from using their strength? Impossible, he had heard that these formations were planted in their bodies by a Quasi-emperor when Marquis Tingtao’s residence had initially fallen, so how could they have gotten rid of the formations so easily?
Furthermore, who was this young man in white?
“You’ve come at the right time. All of you will die today,” Lin Nanzhu sounded like an avenging god who had just emerged from the depths of hell.
She paid no heed to the confused and shocked expressions of the chubby manager and his men, as she stepped over the nobleman’s chest and slowly drew her sword, inch by inch. Then, she slashed out with her sword and beheaded this nobleman. She finally looked up after the deed was done and her beautiful features were twisted with rage because of the humiliation she had suffered.
She carried her sword that was still dripping with blood and strode toward the chubby manager.
“Stop… stop her. Stop there,” the chubby manager yelled in terror. He was so frightened by the strong murderous spirit that oozed out of her that his legs gave way and quickly retreated.
The guards beside him drew their swords and charged at Lin Nanzhu.
“Die!” Lin Nanzhu screamed, her killing intent skyrocketing.
Sword light flickered and there seemed to be flashes of lightning appearing in the quiet room.
The guards that rushed toward her felt like everything had gone black all of a sudden. Then, their bodies crashed to the ground as though a farmer had run his sickle through his wheat field, and all their bodies had been slashed into two pieces. Blood gushed out from their bodies and dyed the entire quiet room red.
“Ah ah ah ah…” the chubby manager squealed like a pig that was about to be slaughtered.
This was the first time he had witnessed such a thing and he thought that Lin Nanzhu was a lunatic.
“Quick, quick send a message out and find someone to subdue this bitch,” he yelled in terror and anger. Once this news got out, the reputation of the number one military brothel would be utterly tarnished, so who would dare to visit this place in the future?
Soon, the entire number one military brothel was thrown in a flurry of activity.
A loud shrill of a police warning broke through the night sky.
Countless figures rushed forward and appeared in the quiet room; the highly-skilled guards of the military brothel had also rushed over at the first instance. Those noblemen who had been looking for a fun time at the military brothel also rushed over when they heard the news since this was the first time something like this had happened. With the exception of the guards, everyone else was here to witness the action for themselves. No one saw any danger in doing so since the military brothels had the support of the Emperor clans within Royal City. This was a very profitable business and if these military brothels had the support of Emperor clans, who would dare to attack them?
A crowd immediately formed outside the quiet room.
“Take her down, take this bitch down…” the chubby manager shrieked loudly, “I want her captured alive so that I can make her experience a fate worse than death. Ah ah ah ah!” he finally heaved a sigh of relief at the sight of these guards and assumed that the situation was now within his control.
However, his face turned ashen less than thirty minutes later.
Dead bodies were littered everywhere and blood flowed like a river.
All of the highly-skilled experts who were tasked with guarding the military brothels were all felled like a bunch of chives. This female warrior seemed to be like the god of death who emerged from the gates of hell. Even a peak Great Saint expert wasn’t able to take one move from her.
Wait, wait, when did Lin Nanzhu become so powerful?
The chubby manager was extremely confused.
The noblemen who had gathered to watch the action realized that things were not looking good for them either, since Lin Nanzhu had carried her bloodstained sword as she walked through the pool of blood and made her way toward them menacingly, one step at a time.
“What… what do you think you’re doing?” a nobleman asked.
A sword light shot out in response.
His head sailed across the air and his expression was one of disbelief.
The remaining noblemen tried to flee in a panicked flurry and there were also several noblemen who thought that they were strong enough and tried to take her down. However, sword light flashed and they were all killed by her sword.
Lin Nanzhu had already killed so many people that she seemed like a tiger making a killing through a herd of sheep. She killed boldly and spared no one, regardless of where these noblemen were from, what their status were, whether they cursed or they begged for mercy. All these men were slashed into two by her long sword and laid in their own blood.
In any case, noblemen who visited military brothels would definitely not be anyone of virtue.
A while later, the large military brothel had turned into a land of death that was covered by a sea of blood.
Only a small handful of maidservants and the prostitutes who serviced the soldiers who led a life worse than death were spared. The noblemen who were there to satisfy their own lustful needs, the brothel’s guards, managers, manservants were all felled by her sword and their bodies piled up like a mountain. Their flesh and bones were laid in a heap, and their blood dyed the water channels and ponds red. The pungent stench of blood shot up to the heavens and almost dyed the skies red.
The chubby manager trembled as he stood in the pool of blood in front of the quiet room and his face was completely ashen. He couldn’t utter a single word, as though he was scared witless.
Lin Nanzhu carried her sword as she returned; her armor was dyed red with blood.
She gasped for air but her eyes that had been red with rage and the need for revenge gradually cleared.
The young man in white who was seated at the desk in the quiet room finally stopped his rhythmic knocking against the table and looked up at the night sky. His gaze was sharp as though he had sensed something.