Chapter 1797: The Final Notes of the Rebellion of the Three Princes! (I)

Chapter 1797: The Final Notes of the Rebellion of the Three Princes! (I)

Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
"Your Majesty!"
"Your Majesty!"
Behind Abusi, even more people were coming. Wang Chong peered far into the distance and spotted Li Junxian leading the Confucian Sect, as well as Li Linfu and Yao Guangyi. A look of derision flashed in his eyes.
The battle earlier had been intense, yet there had been no sign of these people. But now that the battle was over and everything had settled, all of these people had appeared together, anxiously rushing over to aid the sovereign.
Wang Chong noticed that many of these people were even stained with blood as if they had been through a vicious battle.
Truly deserving of their statuses as high nobles!
Wang Chong took in a deep breath and calmed himself.
"Your Majesty, this lowly subject has other matters to attend to and will withdraw for now!"
"Mm, you're dismissed!"
The Sage Emperor nodded.
Wang Chong bowed, and as he rose, there was a faint trace of fatigue on his young face. Wang Chong quickly withdrew, and as he did, he glanced to the southwest. The area where Su Zhengchen had been was empty.
Not even Wang Chong had noticed when Su Zhengchen had taken his leave.
Whew!
Wang Chong breathed a sigh of relief, his entire body relaxing. In this operation, the only person he had not been completely sure about was his master, Su Zhengchen. Although that battle had seemed fraught with danger, for Wang Chong, the moment his master had appeared near Taiji Palace, the actual danger had disappeared.
With the Sage Emperor here, danger could not possibly exist!
As Wang Chong brushed past Li Heng, the two of them exchanged a glance. As they passed each other, Wang Chong could clearly sense several powerful figures turning to look at him, but Wang Chong did not stay, swiftly walking away.
"Young Master!"
As he passed through Chongsheng Gate, he was welcomed by Miyasame Ayaka and Young Master Qingyang.
Wang Chong subtly nodded as he looked at them, a surge of warmth in his heart. While he had planned out this entire operation, he had to rely on all his subordinates to execute it. And while it seemed like everything had basically gone according to plan, the battle had been extremely dangerous.
"How are things?" Wang Chong asked.
"General Cheng and the others already appeared and took Hou Junji away. Venerable General Cheng said at the end that as long as they were around, Young Master would no longer need to worry about Hou Junji, and he would not have any more chances to start a rebellion," Young Master Qingyang said as he looked at Wang Chong with sincere admiration.
This rebellion had involved more than one hundred thousand soldiers, numerous factions, a War God from Emperor Taizong's generation, and even an unfathomably powerful foe like True Lord Yellow Dragon. But Wang Chong had predicted almost everything, and not a single piece could escape his board.
Young Master Qingyang had also made his fame through his intelligence and had once been rather proud of this, but after this incident, he found himself brimming with admiration for Wang Chong.
Wang Chong did not notice this. After hearing Young Master Qingyang's report, he gave a slight nod. As long as the 'Chaotic Demon King' of Taizong's era still lived, and with those other two seniors to assist him, Hou Junji would no longer be able to make any great waves.
"In addition, I've already saved Eunuch Gao and placed him in Sweet Dew Palace. Inform Yang Zhao and have him go and receive Eunuch Gao. He can also be considered to have contributed in this way," Wang Chong said.
Yang Zhao had played no small part in the smooth pacification of the Rebellion of the Three Princes, but he was too weak to take part in this battle. Wang Chong could only indirectly assist him in this way.
"Mm."
Young Master Qingyang nodded.
Miyasame Ayaka got down on one knee and reported, "Right, Young Master, we just received word that when the coup failed, that Goguryeon Eagle King of the Eastern Palace immediately fled. This person is extremely formidable, and he also commands the more than ten thousand spies under the First Prince. If we can't deal with him and he escapes back to Goguryeo, he'll probably be a major source of trouble for us."
The birds and spies trained by Kim U-Seok had dealt them considerable damage in this rebellion. More importantly, this man was incredibly crafty. Now that the First Prince had failed, he was no longer safe in the Great Tang.
And whether Kim U-Seok fled to Goguryeo or any other foreign country, he would be able to deal considerable damage to the Great Tang.
Wang Chong stared straight ahead and indifferently said, "There's no need to worry. He can't run very far. I've already sent Old Eagle to personally take care of him."
"What? Old Eagle!"
Upon hearing this, all his subordinates turned to Wang Chong in shock and excitement.
"Wasn't Old Eagle still unconscious from his injuries?"
"Is he already awake?"
Even the kneeling Miyasame Ayaka brightened up, raising her head in anticipation.
Wang Chong merely nodded in reply.
Everyone rejoiced upon receiving the confirmation. This was some of the best news the King of Foreign Lands Residence had received in a while.
"Let's go!" Wang Chong said, and then he paused and turned to Young Master Qingyang. "In addition, inform Sword Dragon that the Sage Emperor has given his approval. With regards to Zhang Zheng… he can take action now."
"Mm."
Young Master Qingyang nodded and gave a long sigh of relief. Now that they had the Sage Emperor's permission, Sword Dragon no longer needed to hold back.
Whoosh!
As a messenger bird took to the skies, Wang Chong and Young Master Qingyang quickly passed through the palace gates and departed.
……
The skies were pitch-black. It was still around an hour until daybreak.
While everyone was focused on the Imperial Palace, very few people noticed a figure riding a warhorse out of the capital, fleeing to the northwest.
"Impossible! Impossible! How could the Great Tang's Sage Emperor be so terrifying!?"
Kim U-Seok pressed himself against the back of his horse, great waves in his mind. His mind was still repeating the scene of the Sage Emperor unleashing that heaven-sundering blow, tens of thousands of times brighter than the sun. He did not dare to imagine just how powerful this man really was.
"I have to get out of here!"
Kim U-Seok spurred his horse into an even faster gallop.
As the winds rushed past him, Kim U-Seok felt much more relieved behind the scarf wrapped around his head. Unlike the others, Kim U-Seok had prepared for both possibilities. After fleeing the Imperial Palace, he had changed into the garb of a Western Regions merchant and even pasted a fake beard onto his face.
Even the members of the Eastern Palace wouldn't have recognized him.
I'm a Goguryeon, so they've definitely put up defenses to the northeast. In contrast, the Beiting Protectorate army just marched through the northwest, so there won't be many people paying attention to it. I'll travel to the Western Turks and wait for the turmoil to die down, and then I'll go up to the Tibetan Plateau to the capital of Ü-Tsang.
I hear that Tibetan Imperial Minister Dalon Trinling is incredibly intelligent and knows how to use people, an extremely formidable character. I'll go and join his side. He'll definitely be interested in what I have to offer!
Kim U-Seok mentally calculated as he spurred his horse onward. The tens of thousands of spies under his command were the biggest chip he had in his negotiations with the foreign countries.
Neigh!
Suddenly, his horse shrieked and reared up on its hindlegs in fright. Kim U-Seok trembled and warily raised his head.
"Who is it?!"
"The one who will bury you!"
A figure emerged from the shadow of a hill. On his left shoulder was a sharp-eyed eagle.
Bzzz! Kim U-Seok's pupils constricted, and his face paled.
"It's you!"
……
Time slowly passed. As Li Heng was receiving instructions from the Sage Emperor and the lingering embers of the rebellion were being snuffed out, nearly a hundred li away from the capital, a black wisp of smoke pulsing with weak life energy floated above a mountain.
"Too frightening! Even True Lord Yellow Dragon died!
"This was a scheme, a brazen scheme concocted by that blasphemer to deal with us!"
The Tianfu Divine Lord floated in the air, staring in fright in the direction of the capital.
Su Zhengchen's attack had destroyed his fleshly body, and the Tianfu Divine Lord only had half his body left. Not even a Great General could have survived this, but the Tianfu Divine Lord was still alive.
Within the lingering dark smoke, a metal talisman slowly spun, exuding a red light that covered his shattered body and protected his soul.
Everything that had happened in the capital replayed itself in his mind.
Everything was slowly becoming clear. There was no doubt that the Great Tang's Sage Emperor had been plotting against them, and he had succeeded. The death of True Lord Yellow Dragon was a massive blow to the Celestial God Organization.
There was no record of an expert of this level dying since the founding of the organization.
"But they shouldn't celebrate just yet. This is only the beginning! The day will come when they pay the price for their transgressions! Li Taiyi… and that brat!"
With this thought, the Tianfu Divine Lord's body vanished away, moving toward the northwest.
Dawn was breaking in the east, and the turmoil in the Imperial Palace was gradually quelled by the Fifth Prince and various other parties, the fires extinguished.
It was only when everything was pacified that the common folk of the capital finally dared to leave their homes.
The Rebellion of the Three Princes might have been over, but the effects and damage of this unprecedented revolt were only now beginning to emerge.
The Great Tang had been at peace for several decades. While there had always been wars going on, these had all been at the border, never at a core area like the capital.
The common folk gathered together and began to discuss the matter. For these people who were so used to peace, this battle had been a major blow to their psyche.

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Written by Huangfu Qi 皇甫奇. Translated by Starve, Hypersheep325. Edited by Desertdoe, Welmar, RED, Michyrr.