Star Martial God Technique Chapter 301: Blackmail
“Auntie, don’t listen to them, I did everything myself, and as such the blame should fall upon me and me alone. I knew it was impossible but I selfishly wanted to insert myself into his heart!”
An Xue Yun looked back at Ye XingHe with a remorseful look.
“I will accept any kind of punishment.”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin quietly examined An Xue Yun.
She’s basically re-enacting what happened back then with her mother. Her mother knew the dangers of being too passionate, but she threw herself into the fire of emotions and in the end she left the Yulan Palace for love.
Martial Goddess Tian Yin beat herself up for not stopping An Xue Yun’s mother back then. She would be damned if she let An Xue Yun and Ax Xue Yan (Younger sister) go through the same thing.
Martial Goddess Tian Yin looked down at Ye XingHe with a cold gaze.
“You submitted your guilty plea. Now the punishment comes due, do you have anything to say?”
Ye XingHe nodded.
“I am guilty as charged!”
An Xue Yun panicked and she started bawling.
“Auntie, let Ye XingHe go, please! I beg you!”
Xia Yu Ning also placed herself between Ye XingHe and Martial Goddess Tian Yin. She tried to channel her star power but her power is just too weak to do anything.
Yun Ling got down on one knee as she raised her head to address Martial Goddess Tian Yin.
“I beseech the Palace Master to grace us with mercy and let Ye XingHe live.”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin obviously didn’t expect Yun Ling to cover for Ye XingHe while risking the charge of insubordination. She growled at her.
“Yun Ling, I have to ask, why are you seeking mercy on his part? Don’t tell me you have also been charmed by this brat?”
“Yun Ling is always loyal to the Palace Master, she didn’t engage in the private matters between a male and a female. I have three reasons for why I am seeking mercy on Ye XingHe’s behalf.”
“Oh? let me hear it then.”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin urged her to continue.
“Reason one, Ye XingHe is guilty but his crime doesn’t warrant death. He knew the saintess before she joined us, the saintess is also a very willing participant in their amorous exchange. Secondly, Ye XingHe’s personality was assessed by me, I think he should be pardoned for his sincere will. Although my judgment may have little bearing given that I have only talked with him on two separate occasions. In my opinion, this is also why Xia Yu Ning and the Saintess are both so fixated on him. Thirdly, with a giant enemy in front of us, I urge that the palace master rethink our options in view of this.”
Yun Ling laid out her case.
Martial Goddess Tian Yin is still incensed despite her solid argument. She continued in a low tone.
“I don’t know what kind of petty tricks he used to get you on his side, but the fact of the matter is, you defended him.”
Yun Ling wanted to explain but…
Martial Goddess Tian Yin yelled at her.
Yun Ling felt very anxious but she decided to stop lest she makes the palace master angrier. Ye XingHe might die a more miserable death if she’s not careful around her master.
“Ye XingHe, in light of the fact that a lot of people are begging for leniency on your part, including 2 girls who are willing to lay down their lives for yours. I am inclined to let them go, as for you, are you ready to get what’s coming to you?”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin looked at Ye XingHe with the same frosty pair of eyes as she did at the start of their conversation.
“I am ready.”
Ye XingHe nodded.
“I already said it, let them go and my life is yours.”
“Since you admitted your guilt and various other factors, you will not get capital punishment. Since Yun Ling sang praises about your loyalty and sincerity to put yourself at risk for others, I am going to send you into the fifth floor of the tower of the gods to retrieve an item for me. As for whether or not you can make it back, that will be up to your luck and fate.”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin continued in a low tone.
“If you fail to return, An Xue Yun will be locked up in seclusion for fifty years and she will never be able to step out of the Yulan Palace for her entire life. Xia Yu Ning will be subjected to 200 whips and exiled to the realm of Tian Bei. Yun Ling will also be imprisoned! If you return, I shall pardon all your crimes and you are all free to do whatever you want!”
The fifth floor of the tower of the Gods? What kind of place is that?
Yun Ling’s expression distorted in horror and she quickly knelt down with her head lowered to the ground.
“Forgive my insolence but even the Palace Master would find it hard to return from the fifth floor of the Tower of the Gods. It’s basically a death sentence to send Ye XingHe there!”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin would find it hard to survive in the place that Ye XingHe is going to enter? Isn’t he screwed then?
An Xue Yun cried.
“Auntie, just let him go, please. I started all of this, send me to the fifth floor of the tower!”
Xia Yu Ning also declared with a solemn tone.
“I am willing to go in his stead as well!”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin looked at Ye XingHe, waiting for his answer.
“Ye XingHe, do you or do you not dare to go? If you lack courage, these girls will be punished as well!”
“I will go!”
Ye XingHe said without hesitation.
“I just have one last request. If I don’t make it back, let the girls go!”
“You have no qualifications to negotiate with me! They will all be kept here while you’re in the tower of the gods. You die, they get punished. You live, they get their freedom.”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin didn’t give Ye XingHe any chance to retort.
“Fine, I will go!”
Ye XingHe clenched his teeth.
It’s going to take a miracle for Ye XingHe to return from a place that the Martial Goddess Tian Yin wouldn’t dare tread recklessly.
However, Ye XingHe had no choice but to accept the sentence given to him.
“As I said, they will be kept in the Yulan Palace, you may leave!”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin told him.
Ye XingHe is puzzled.
“Correct, you may leave. Don’t think you can run, I will send my people to watch you!”
Martial Goddess Tian Yin stared at him with a frigid look.
“Moreover, if you run then the girls will die. The Battle of the Tower of Gods is going to begin soon. I will send instructions when the time is right!”
Ye XingHe is sure that she’s doing this to profit herself while punishing him at the same time. She’s also using An Xue Yun, Xia Yu Ning, and Yun Ling to blackmail him into getting him to do her biddings.
Ye XingHe is filled with rage and hatred.
To think the Martial Goddess Tian Yin is such a despicable and shameless individual.
He balled his palms into fists. He hated people like Martial Goddess Tian Yin who used his loved ones to threaten him.
He hated himself for not having the power to defy her.
An Xue Yun, Xia Yu Ning, and Yun ling are all in her hands. She looked dead serious so Ye XingHe can only obediently obey her orders or the people he cared about might die.
This was her aim from the start, it was all a trap while An Xue Yun, Xia Yu Ning, and Yun Ling are the chess pieces she used to play them all.
Ye XingHe is burning with resentment. He suppressed his feelings, now is not the time to defy Martial Goddess Tian Yin, he lacked the strength and the consequences of failing would implicate An Xue Yun, Xia Yu Ning, and Yun Ling as well.