If you like this series, please give a rating and review at the following link: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-am-a-corrupt-official-yet-they-say-i-am-a-loyal-minister/
or you can send manually to paypal account thunderkirin['@']gmail.com
Chapter 85: Your Majesty, please don’t give me any more rewards. My yard is too small to fit them!
After Mo Rushuang had left, Lin Beifan’s life returned to normal. However, something exciting happened recently. The promised reward from Prince Hamu of the Darro Kingdom had arrived, aside from the already given 300,000 taels of silver, making the total amount now 3.2 million taels. Most of it was changed into bank notes and some precious gold and silver jewelry were secretly delivered to Lin Beifan. He was thrilled, “With this money, plus the 3.5 million taels I embezzled from the young master before, my total is 6.7 million taels. I can finally upgrade myself to a higher level. System, calculate it for me now!”
[Ding! The host embezzled 6.7 million taels worth of gold and silver jewelry. The amount is enormous, reward includes fusing Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud (early stage) templates.]
Two mighty forces merged into Lin Beifan’s body.
Innate! These are innate abilities! Both of these powers are innate powers! Soon, he absorbed the terrifying martial arts experience into his mind. Wind God’s leg techniques, Cloud Dispersing Palm…Lin Beifan sat down and rapidly absorbed them. His strength quickly expanded, expanding, and finally broke through a huge bottleneck. He spent more than an hour absorbing these two forces.
Opening his eyes, Lin Beifan was ecstatic. “Innate, level five! Now, I am already a high-level innate warrior!” With more abundant true energy and understanding of martial arts experience, defeating several innate level six masters is not a problem. As for post-innate masters, he could basically kill them in seconds. He could easily beat four or five of his previous selves.
Aside from the horrifying growth of his strength, he also gained more martial arts experience and unique skills. Take Wind God’s leg technique for example, it’s a fast and sharp leg technique that can move like a wind or even run through the wind like a god. It can also form a powerful attack power, and no one can stop it. After fusing these two characters, an even more terrible ability was obtained!
The Boundless Divine Power!
Because they represent the wind and clouds, when they combine, they can trigger the Boundless Divine Power, bursting out ten times or even dozens of times the power, invincible in the world!
Lin Beifan merged the power of both characters, as well as his own thoughts, so he could simultaneously use the power of the wind and the cloud, triggering the Boundless Divine Power, reaching ten times or more combat power. “Now that I am level five innate martial artist with martial arts knowledge of several talented warriors, coupled with the Boundless Divine Power, I can fight top innate masters! If someone wants to stop me, they can dream on! No matter how many innate masters there are!”
After coming to this conclusion, Lin Beifan was very happy because it meant that his survival ability had greatly improved, and his chances of escaping were much greater. Unless there was a master above innate level, but how many are there? Even if they make a move, they may not be able to catch me! After being happy, Lin Beifan soon calmed down and planned to continue living in seclusion and develop himself discreetly. The fewer people know his strength, the safer he is. The less people know his strength, the greater his chances of escaping.
Just then, a white figure appeared in front of Lin Beifan. No need for words, this is the woman who was said to be like a god or demon, Bai Qingxuan.
To Lin Beifan’s surprise, her power had increased several times, and he couldn’t feel her breath. He didn’t even know when she arrived, and she was already in front of him when he saw her.
If she wanted to kill him, he wouldn’t be able to stop her.
He thought to himself, “What a terrifying woman!”
Meanwhile, Bai Qingxuan was also surprised to see Lin Beifan.
“Your power has increased again?” she asked.
Lin Beifan nodded and modestly said, “I was practicing just now and accidentally broke through. Sorry to show off!”
“You monster!” Bai Qingxuan exclaimed, “The first time I saw you, you were just a small peak-stage powerhouse. Now, in less than two months, you’re already a fifth-level martial artist! In terms of academics, you’re a rare genius in a century! In terms of martial arts, you’re also a rare genius!”
Lin Beifan could only laugh bitterly and say, “I’m not even as much of a monster as you are. I’ve improved so quickly, but I still can’t see through you. May I ask how strong you are now?”
After asking, he immediately perked up his ears to listen.
“I’m not sure. It’s been a long time since I’ve fought someone else. Eight years ago, I fought an old master who had reached the peak level of Grandmaster. I barely won after one attack. Since then, I haven’t met an exciting opponent!” Bai Qingxuan said calmly.
Lin Beifan thought to himself, “Wow, 10 years in the field, and she defeated someone who had reached the peak level of Grandmaster eight years ago! This means that she has at least the strength of a first-level Grandmaster! Moreover, she hasn’t met an opponent that excites her in eight years. Isn’t she invincible?”
Through his communication with her, he found that she wasn’t very old, but she had already reached such a level of cultivation. This shows that she is a rare martial arts prodigy who appears once in a century or even once in a thousand years.
With such frightening talent, wouldn’t her strength increase in the past eight years?
He didn’t believe it- this woman was indeed terrifying!
“Do you reach the legendary realm of the land immortals?” Lin Beifan asked curiously.
Bai Qingxuan thought for a moment and shook her head, “Probably not! That is a legendary realm, where martial arts are divine, and one can defy immortality, possessing all sorts of incredible abilities, like a celestial being! I feel like I’m still far from that realm!”
Lin Beifan thought to himself, “You’re already like a celestial being now!”
“But I think you have a chance to touch that realm!” Bai Qingxuan said earnestly, “Let’s make a deal! When the day comes that you become a Grandmaster, we’ll have a good fight. Perhaps that will give us both the pressure to enter that legendary realm!”
“Are you overestimating me?” Lin Beifan smiled wryly.
“No way! Of all the martial arts geniuses I’ve met, you’re definitely the most monstrous! Even compared to myself when I was your age, you’re far superior! Grandmaster is not your limit!” Bai Qingxuan said confidently.
Lin Beifan realized that this woman was becoming more and more terrifying.
Her intuition was so accurate.
If he kept going like this, he really might have a chance to reach the realm of land immortals!
“Enough about this. It’s still early to talk about these things!” Lin Beifan opened a few boxes filled with silver tickets and many gold and silver jewels.
“These are the 3.2 million two worth of money that Hamu, the prince of Darri Kingdom, sent. I’ve also made about 3.5 million two from those young masters. Take it all!” he said handing the money over to Bai Qingxuan.
Bai Qingxuan looked at the thick silver notes and the piles of gold, silver, and jewelry-filled boxes. Even the calmest heart would be stirred.
“I take back what I said earlier! I think you are an unprecedented monster when it comes to greed for money! Even in terms of talent in studying or martial arts, you are far inferior!”
Lin Beifan smiled and gestured modestly. “You flatter me. I still have a long way to go.”
Bai Qingxuan was speechless. “You mean you still haven’t had enough? Why don’t you just take the national treasury?”
Lin Beifan’s eyes lit up. “Great idea!”
Bai Qingxuan left with all the silver notes and gold and silver jewelry.
The next day during morning court, Lin Beifan noticed that the empress was exceptionally happy.
As soon as she finished reciting the court edict, the empress eagerly called out, “Lin my dear, where are you?”
Lin Beifan stood up and bowed respectfully, his face solemn. “I am here. What are your orders, Your Majesty?”
The empress beamed. “Nothing much, I just wanted to see you and give you something. To the new top-scoring scholar and imperial academy’s director, Lin Beifan…”
“Ten casks of palace jade Luo wine!”
“Ten boxes of premium fragrant crystal tea!”
“A pair of premium jade unicorns!”
She listed a pile of rewards!
The extravagance was as usual!
As unreasonable as ever!
Lin Beifan was dumbfounded!
Your Majesty, if you want to reward me, at least give me a reason!
I haven’t accomplished anything, and I haven’t done anything, but you’re giving me so many things!
I am truly…
I am more than shocked!
The hearts of the civil and martial officials were filled with anger!
How many times has this happened?
Can’t you stop being so sudden, so unreasonable, so stimulating?
I’m getting old, and I can’t handle it!
However, no one opposed this time.
Because every time they opposed before, they were the ones who suffered.
So, this group of old foxes learned their lesson and didn’t bother to argue as long as it didn’t involve core interests.
But their eyes still turned red, unwilling to concede to this.
Why give him so much?
More than before!
Did this guy save the empress in his previous life?
Or did he save Great Wu?
So that’s why the empress is so fond of him?
I’m not envious!
I really am not!
But at that moment, there was a cracking sound as an old minister accidentally bit his teeth.
Other ministers gritted their teeth and contained their impulse to hit someone.
After about ten minutes of rewards, the empress finally stopped, not quite satisfied.
The civil and martial officials all heaved a sigh of relief.
Finally, it’s over!
For them, it was simply torture!
There were no knives, but it was bloody!
Then, with a grin, the empress asked, “Lin Aiqing, are you satisfied with the rewards?”
“Your Majesty’s love for me has been felt by me! But please, take back your orders!” said Lin Beifan, his voice full of sincere fear.
“Why? Don’t you like it, Lin my dear?” The empress didn’t understand.
“It’s not that, but my yard (mansion as whole) is too small to fit all of these treasures!” Lin Beifan complained.
The empress’s eyes lit up. “Good! Then I’ll reward you a yard dedicated to storing these exotic treasures!”
The civil and martial officials burst into laughter.
Whispering Wind (Nie Feng) and Striding Cloud (Bu Jingyun) are main characters of the Storm Riders wuxia series.