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   Chapter 96 Night Phoenix vs Yao Xi Round 1

Fire Phoenix By Yi Jian Zhong Qing Characters: 12299

Updated: 2018-09-09 09:32


The Fengyun Restaurant finally settled down. Yun Canglan stood up while scratching her ear, and coughed clearing her throat before announcing, "It's with great pleasure I announce the beginning of the reunion of the Nine Prominent Figures..."

Everyone was perplexed.

'But, the reunion of the Nine Prominent Figures has been in progress this whole time!' Mister Feng Gui reflected.

'Is he really the best of the Nine Prominent Figures?' Mister Yao Xi wondered.

'The top of the Nine Prominent Figures must be mentally ill.' Mister Yang concluded.

'Canglan, stop frightening them.' Mister Wu Hen pleaded silently.

'My Canglan is so special!' Mister Yao Yan mused.

'The Mistress lost her mind, again. Everyone, run, hide or at least shield your eyes and ears!' Yun Qin, Yun Qi, Mister Zi Zhu, Mister Liu Huo and Mister Jue Sha each brooded over.

Yun Canglan nonchalantly took her seat, ignoring the shocked looks her previous words received, "Mister Yao Xi, would you mind telling me what we will be doing at the reunion of the Nine Prominent Figures." Since this was her first time attending, she didn't know what was on the schedule.

Mister Yao Xi cleared his throat and said, "We chat together. Mister Night Phoenix, please don't be shy."

'You look shier than I!' Yun Canglan thought, and asked, "Then let's chat. What's the topic?"

Mister Yao Xi gave Yun Canglan a penetrating stare as he asked her, "Mister Night Phoenix, you are the No. 1 rank of the Nine Prominent Figures, and your talent is second to none. I would like to hear your opinion on the world situation." Actually, he was more eager to know how Mister Night Phoenix had stopped the war between the three kingdoms overnight, by himself, two years ago.

"Eight-treasure porridge.*" Yun Canglan said.

(*TN: Eight-treasure porridge is a Chinese ceremonial congee dish made of eight ingredients, and eaten on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the Chinese calendar.)

"What?" Mister Yao Xi was confused.

Yun Canglan cast a scornful glance at Mister Yao Xi and said, "My saying is that the world is like a bowl of eight-treasure porridge."

Mister Yao Xi didn't know what to say, neither did anyone else.

Yun Qin and Yun Qi rolled their eyes thinking, 'You were warned, you should've covered your eyes and ears.'

Yun Canglan sat there, looking elegant and debonair as she waved her fan.

"The world is divided into two continents with seven kingdoms. The present international situation of turbulent tension is like a boiled eight-treasure porridge." Yun Canglan stated confidently. In her opinion, the seven kingdoms were seven treasures, but she felt she was the eighth treasure.

Her power didn't belong to any kingdom.

"Mister Night Phoenix, your opinion is indeed unique." Mister Yang said, forcing a smile while deciding, 'Mister Night Phoenix is quite different from how the rumors describe him.'

Yun Canglan enjoyed the flattery, "Mister Yang, you are such a gentleman!"

Mister Yang, choked on his own saliva, and decided not to say anything more before the reunion was over.

Mister Yao Xi scowled, but asked politely, "Mister Night Phoenix, could you please explain your reasoning?"

Yun Canglan's long black hair was lifted, moving as she flapped the White Jade Fan.

"Among the three kingdoms of the Fire Continent, the Can Kingdom..." Yun Canglan suddenly stopped, she glanced from Mister Yang to Mister Wu Hen, and then to Mister Yao Yan, who was leaning against her, "Mister Yao Xi, are you sure you want me to keep going? The potential heirs of three kingdoms are here."

Mister Yao Xi cast a glance at each of them and said, "We are only making small talk. I don't think these gentlemen mind."

Yun Canglan nodded, concluding, 'All right, he wants me to, you heard him.'

"Among the three kingdoms, in the Fire Continent, Emperor Huo Yang of the Can Kingdom who hasn't committed any heinous errors during his reign, allowing the Can Kingdom to maintain relative stability over the past few decades. But the Crown Prince of the Can Kingdom is an ambitious man. Three years ago, the Dingguo Duke lost his beloved daughter, and the military power of the Can Kingdom has since been divided into three parts. It looks like a tripartite confrontation, as there is tension welling up under the calm exterior. I would wager the Can Kingdom's situation will be stormy within 100 days." 'The stormy situation will be caused by either you or me, Mister Yao Xi." Yun Canglan thought.

"As for the Chi Kingdom, it is stable, and has always been the strongest of the three kingdoms on Fire Continent. However, its biggest problem is that the Emperor of the Chi Kingdom is very old, and there isn't an appropriate heir. If things continue as they are, it will most certainly cause serious consequences." 'In the Chi Kingdom, Yan Cangyue is an outstanding prince. But he is consumed by romantic affairs and has no stomach for the throne or the duties.' She thought.

"As for the Ling Kingdom..." Yun Canglan peered over to Mister Yang before she continued, "The Ling Kingdom has been plunged into recession for over ten years. Without the strong support from the Can Kingdom, the Ling Kingdom would have perished already. The Emperor of the Ling Kingdom is also very old and will pass away soon. But he has no outstanding heirs. Therefore, my bet is that the Ling Kingdom will soon be finished."

Everyone gasped, astonished by Yun Canglan's bold words.

Yun Canglan shrugged her shoulders. What did she care, she dared to speak out and to take actions all the time.

"Mister Night Phoenix, you have indeed made a perceptive analysis. What about the Water Continent?" Mister Yao Xi pushed, his eyes shone with excitement.

"As for the Water Continent, " Yun Canglan threw a glance at Mister Wu Hen, "The Jin Kingdom and the Feng Kingdom are both strong kingdoms, and they show constraint towards each other. The Emperor of the Jin Kingdom is a clever visionary. But the Emperor of the Feng Kingdom is a bit weird..."

"Weird?" Mister Yao Xi frowned, eyes getting darker.

"I can't say off-hand

." Yun Canglan shook her head thinking, 'I won't tell you about it.' "The Emperor of the Feng Kingdom is young and promising, and has the courage to bring reform. Given some time, the Feng Kingdom is sure to overtake the Jin Kingdom." She hadn't gone to the Feng Kingdom before or met the young Emperor, but she admired him very much.

"As for the Lie Kingdom..." Yun Canglan looked at Mister Wu Hen. Mister Wu Hen went blank, and there was something delicate and lonely in his eyes. Yun Canglan continued, "The princes of the Lie Kingdom are too busy fighting for the throne to see that the Jin Kingdom and the Feng Kingdom are after the Lie Kingdom. With the domestic troubles and impending foreign invasion, the Lie Kingdom is bound to be conquered. Mister Wu Hen is the most outstanding from among the several princes of the Lie Kingdom. However..."

Mister Wu Hen was pleased hearing Yun Canglan's praise, but when he saw her look of indifference, he felt the heartache again.

"Mister Wu Hen is the first-rate of all martial artists, but he doesn't know politics at all, and even though he is the beloved prince of the Emperor, I'm afraid he will lose the battle for the throne."

'Shui Minghan, now you know you are just a nobody in the Lie Kingdom without me.' Yun Canglan thought.

"Finally, there is the Si Kingdom." Hearing her mention the Si Kingdom, Mister Yao Yan cast an exceedingly fascinating and charming look Yun Canglan's way.

Yun Canglan swore to herself, 'Stop making googly eyes at me!'

"The Si Kingdom is steeped in legend. Three years ago, the Emperor declared Yun Xi as the Crown Princess and declared the wedding of Mister Yao Yan and the Crown Princess. Since then, the Si Kingdom had been full of stories. However, Yun Xi has hasn't appeared at public functions during the past three years or taken the throne. The Si Kingdom's probabilities remain unclear as of yet, but I can say without a doubt that the Si Kingdom is also unstable. A few stubborn officials disagree with the Emperor's decision. Therefore, the Si Kingdom may also suffer civil unrest."

Mister Yao Yan gave Yun Canglan a plaintive look, 'If you know these, why don't you return to the Si Kingdom with me?'

Yao Xi nodded his head agreeing with Yun Canglan's analysis, but he had a weird look.

"Mister Night Phoenix, hearing your brilliant observations has enlightened me."

Yun Canglan waved her hand nonchalantly. She was only telling the truth that everybody in the world knew. Of course, she wouldn't tell Mister Yao Xi things he didn't know.

"I have answered your question Mister Yao Xi, could you please answer my question as well?" Yun Canglan smiled outwardly while wondering, 'Mister Yao Xi, what the hell you want to do?'

"Of course, it would be my pleasure."

"Mister Yao Xi, in your opinion, of the seven kingdoms which will be vanquished first?"

Yao Xi went stiff, shocked she would ask. He responded, "With all due respect, I think the Can Kingdom will be overtaken first."

Yun Canglan's eyes narrowed to murderous slits, 'Mister Yao Xi, what you're saying confirms my worst fears.'

"What makes you think so?" Yun Canglan asked coldly.

"Because you just told me yourself, Mister Night Phoenix. The Can Kingdom's military power is divided into three parts. According to the information I have, the Crown Prince while talented has a very suspicious nature. He doesn't trust the Dingguo Duke or Xue Ying at all. The Grand Preceptor's party is also after the Crown Prince. Therefore, the Can Kingdom is sure to have civil unrest first."

Yun Canglan smiled as she shook her head, making the red fringes sway along with her moves. She fixed her confident eyes on Mister Yao Xi.

Yun Canglan stated seriously, "Mister Yao Xi, If I told you that I don't think the Can Kingdom will be finished, would you believe me?"

Mister Yao Xi was taken aback by her seriousness. He narrowed his eyes as he stared into hers, trying to figure out what she was thinking. But her eyes were indecipherable, as though she was shrouded by a heavy mist, that he was unable to see through.

Mister Yao Xi stared at Yun Canglan silently.

There was a strong smell of gunpowder in the air.

The atmosphere in the Fengyun Restaurant grew tense with the silent stare down between Mister Night Phoenix and Mister Yao Xi. The others didn't know what to say or what to do, so they sat watching the two quietly.

After a long time, Yun Canglan narrowed her eyes and swore to herself.

'Damn it! My eyes hurt.' She blinked to alleviate the pain.

Suddenly, Yun Canglan had an idea.

She looked at Mister Yao Xi yelling, "Mister Yao Xi, your skin mask is peeling off!'

Yao Xi raised his hand and touched his face. Then he suddenly realized that he was duped.

Yun Canglan laughed, "Hahaha! Mister Yao Xi, I knew you were wearing a disguise." It explained why Yun Yu was unable to find out when Mister Yao Xi entered Can City. It was because he was already in Can City.

Mister Yao Xi gave her a murderous look, "You're right, I do wear a disguise. Mister Night Phoenix, is this your real appearance?" He didn't expect Mister Night Phoenix to discover his secret. Was it because he was careless or was Mister Night Phoenix that cunning?

If Yun Qin and Yun Qi knew what he was thinking, they would tell him, "Dude, it is not that you're careless, it's because our Mistress is a monster!"

Yun Canglan stood and walked over to Mister Yao Xi slowly. The red fringes swayed with each step. Everyone was somewhat entranced by her mysterious smile.

Yun Canglan got close up to Mister Yao Xi's face. Her beautiful face inches from his. Mister Yao Xi smelled the scent of Red Spider Lily.

"Mister Yao Xi, why don't you touch my face and see if I am disguised or not." Yun Canglan offered, while smugly thinking, 'I wear make-up instead of a skin mask.'

Staring at her pretty face, Mister Yao Xi became flushed to the ears.

As he opened his mouth to say something, the face was suddenly gone.

"Damn it! What is it? Can't you see I was flirting with a handsome man?" Yun Canglan shouted.

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