When it was 5pm, Bai Luochu could hear subtle sounds coming from under the floor tile. She quickly sat properly and waited for everyone. Since she was the leader, she needed to act like one.
Right now, Bai Luochu had already put on Divine Physician Bai’s disguise. After all, it was still too soon to expose the fact that Divine Physician Bai was the general residence’s orphan daughter.
In just a flash, she could see the floor tile loosening and the first to emerge was Ying Lan, followed by Guan Yue. One by one, they emerged from the underground tunnel like how bamboo shoots grew rapidly in spring.
When everyone saw Bai Luochu, they bowed respectfully and greeted, “Divine Physician Bai.”
Their movements caused quite a huge commotion but no one dared to monitor this courtyard anymore due to Bai Luochu’s actions. She allowed them to continue and didn’t ask them to exercise restraint.
This room wasn’t too huge and with so many people standing in the common area, it felt cramped. In response, Bai Luochu quickly said, “I made everyone suffer by using the tunnel. This house is small and the soundproofing isn’t good. Will everyone please follow me?”
After Bau Luochu finished speaking, she activated the mechanism that opened up the passage to the secret room before heading inside.
When everyone arrived in the underground secret room, they were inwardly amazed and quickly praised Divine Physician Bai’s remarkable abilities. Ying Lan couldn’t take it any longer and he quickly said something to bring their attention back to the task at hand. “Everyone, let us discuss important matters first. We shall not waste any more time. This secret room will be the secret base of our Palace of Brilliance Resurgence from now. It is constructed by Divine Physician Bai after loads of hard work. Everyone doesn’t have to be in a hurry to explore this place right now.”
Just with a few simple statements, Ying Lan gave Bai Luochu all the credit. Bai Luochu’s face behind the mask was twitching a little as Ying Lan was rather bold to phrase it this way. With a single sentence, Ying Lan made Bai Luochu the genius who designed the secret room. If the actual owner of the room were to find out, he would definitely roll over in his grave.
Amitabha, I have sinned, I have sinned. Bai Luochu quickly prayed in her heart in order to avoid the vengeful spirit of the original owner of the room.
Just like that, everyone started their discussion. It started with Ying Lan at the Remote Paddy Inn before everyone reported about their operations during this period of time.
Firstly, the restaurants, merchant houses, and brothels were profiting quite a bit. Bai Luochu was pleasantly surprised by Guan Yue’s report.
“Everyone is used to a luxurious life and the Silk Flower Pavilion that I am in charge of is filled with women that are both talented and good-looking. This subordinate even sent our spies into the Bestial Battle Arena, the various official and noble clans’ residence, and even the imperial palace. We will be able to obtain information on the entire capital city before long.”
When Bai Luochu heard the news, she nodded with approval and praised, “You took a lot of trouble to achieve such results. It is a sin to only let you take charge of the Silk Flower Pavilion”
When Guan Yue heard the praise, he maintained his neither servile nor overbearing attitude. “I thank Divine Physician Bai for the praise. As they say, a man can submit or stand tall as required. If I didn’t take the initiative to make full use of the Silk Flower Pavilion, I am afraid that I will never get the chance to achieve anything important. In the end, Divine Physician Bai deserves all the credit for giving me the opportunity.”
After the duo exchanged pleasantries, the report continued. However, they were all ordinary and nothing stood out. Bai Luochu gave out a few instructions and asked them to continue with the operations before ending the meeting.
Just as the gathering was about to end, Cai Ling barged into the secret room.
When everyone saw an unfamiliar person running into the secret room, they immediately became alert.
“Cai Ling? Did something happen outside? Why did you enter in such a hurry?” When Bai Luochu saw that Cai Ling had run so much that she was gasping for breath, she assumed that Cai Ling had encountered danger.
“That isn’t the case. A moment ago, a member of the Remote Paddy Inn carried a bag of desserts for Mistress. He asked this servant to deliver it personally. I assumed that the dessert had to contain some important intelligence and I came over as quickly as I could. If something important were to crop up, everyone would be able to help by giving Mistress some advice.”
When everyone heard what was said, they knew that Cai Ling was a part of their faction and immediately let their guard down. When Bai Luochu heard what Cai Ling said, she looked at Ying Lan and noticed that he also had a blank expression on his face. It was obvious that it was the first time he heard of this.
“Since this report came from the Remote Paddy Inn, Ying Lan should be the person to read it out.” Bai Luochu pointed at the bag of desserts and called out to Ying Lan, indicating for him to read the report.
When Ying Lan obtained the orders from his mistress, he took the bag of desserts from Cai Ling and immediately opened it up. He pulled apart the desserts one by one and noticed a special note that the Remote Paddy Inn used to transmit messages.
When Ying Lan opened up the note, he realized that this note was much bigger than normal and read it carefully.
As he read the report, Ying Lan’s expression became grave. In the end, his brows were actually knitted tightly together. No one knew what he was thinking.
“Ying Lan, Ying Lan? What’s wrong?!” Bai Luochu saw Ying Lan’s pensive expression and felt a little suspicious. She immediately used her hand to shake Ying Lan a few times, and the latter finally regained his senses.
He then replied with a serious tone, “Mistress had better read it yourself. This subordinate cannot make such an important decision.” Ying Lan finished his reply and handed the note to Bai Luochu respectfully.
Bai Luochu was rather curious about the information on this note. It was rare for Ying Lan to fall into a state of contemplation. She immediately took the note and read it carefully.
After reading through the note, Bai Luochu closed her eyes before leaning back on the chair. She tried to regain her composure.
Bai Luochu realized that Ying Lan was a natural leader as he taught his men well. If the informants in the Remote Paddy Inn were to wait for Ying Lan before making the report, they would miss the chance to ruin the Phoenix King Valley’s plan.
When everyone saw the master and servant duo acting so mysteriously, all of them became curious. One of the members boldly asked, “I wonder if Divine Physician Bai and Brother Ying Lan can share the news with everyone. It seems extremely important.”
“Since I have recruited everyone, I will treat everyone as my brothers. This information is regarding our enemy, the Phoenix King Valley. I shall now read out the report from the Remote Paddy Inn. If we play our cards right, we will be able to embarrass the Phoenix King Valley!”Previous Chapter Next Chapter