Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 81 (Part 1)

My apologies… Upon feedback, I realised that I have posted the unedited version. Please check back in a couple of hours for the edited one… Sorry…

Edited by Tnyhy

Chapter 81: Bargaining (Part 1)

Bai Xiao Sheng was not a person but an industry.

In one’s time in the living, there are thousands of poses and attitudes, there are imperial courts and families, and also the commoners in the pugilist world. In the thirty six trades and seventy two industries, there were also people who belonged to the three religions and nine schools of thoughts. It does not sound serious or noble but there were many opportunities and roles in them. There were times when these people from the three religions and nine schools of thoughts would maintain and preserve the sporadic relationship between the Imperial court and the pugilist world.

And Bai Xiao Shen was one of those industries.

As the name suggested, Bai Xiao Sheng was similar to detective agencies and in the hundred over years of legacy, this industry did not appear much and ordinary people would have never heard of it before. As for who or whom, no one knew. But not knowing did not meant that it was of no existence. The Feng Xian Pawnshop in the Ding capital was currently Ming Qi’s Bai Xiao Sheng.

That red clad female’s eyes started to be in awed and it was Mo Qing and those behind that felt somewhat weird. Even though they were in the army, they also roam the pugilist world but did not know about what Bai Xiao Sheng was.

It was naturally so, no matter if it was Feng Xian Pawnshop or Bai Xiao Sheng, ordinary people would not know that the people who came here were all prepared.

“Young Lady is…” The red clad female asked.

“I am here to make a deal.”

Hearing that, the red clad female’s expression slightly changed following which she spoke to Shen Miao under the little shop assistant stunned eyes, “This Young Lady’s stuff must be expensive, as such please follow me to discuss at the back.”

Mo Qing and the rest wanted to follow but was held back by the red clad female, “These few are not required.”

“Young Lady…” Jing Zhe was somewhat worried if Shen Miao would encounter any accident if she were to enter alone.

“You all remain back.” Shen Miao said, “I will return upon the completion of the deal.”

After Shen Miao and the red clad female left, Mo Qing and the rest were left at the outer hall. One of the guards that Shen Qiu gave to Shen Miao said, “Brother Mo, what is Young Lady doing here for?” Since they had killed people before, they had intuition for danger. That red clad female’s expression and conversation between Shen Miao made these people feel that the matter was not simple at all.

“I too do not know.” Mo Qing shook his head with a wry smile and looked towards the corridor that lead inside, “Young Lady has a sense of propriety.”

The red clad female brought Shen Miao through the corridor. This corridor was very long and at the end of it there was a square pagoda that was six floor high. There was a veil at the highest floor which made one unable to see what was inside but the renovations were done extremely beautiful. Even the wood that was used to make the pillars were Wan Xiang wood which was valued at thousands of gold.

Outsiders spread rumours that the owner of Feng Xian Pawnshop was extremely wealthy, else it would not have been maintained for so many years outside expectations. It bought the most expensive large piece of land in the Ding capital but income does not cover expenditure, and that was something not anyone could bear.

But Shen Miao knew that the reason why Feng Xian Pawnshop was so rich and powerful was because the money they earn was not simply due to pawning of things, but was one that did not require capital and naturally it was totally profiting.

The red clad female welcomed her into the lowest level of the pagoda and let her sit in a room at the lowest floor. It was a tea room that was filled with mahogany wooden tables and chairs that had lifelike carvings of landscapes. One was able to see the high artistic craftsmanship with one glance, it was really worth a lot of money.

“I am called Hong Ling,” The female smiled. With her smile, it seems that drops of water could almost flow out from her eyes like flirtatious expressions were engraved into her bones. She asked, “How to address this Young Lady?”

“My surname is Shen.” Shen Miao said.

When Shen Miao was sizing up the other person, Hong Ling was also sizing Shen Miao up. She was secretly surprised as she thought which rich young lady came to look for trouble in Feng Xian Pawnshop, but who knew that she would hear ‘Bai Xiao Sheng’ from that person’s lips. Those who knew this words were an expert so she brought her inside. But Hong Ling had done business in Feng Xian Pawnshop for so many years and it was her first time to meet such a young client which made her feel unsure as to how much the other person knew. Most likely this was the first deal and she wonder if she needs to elaborate.

“So it is Shen Young Lady.” Hong Ling smiled, “Not sure if Shen Young Lady is in our Feng Xian Pawnshop to buy or to sell?”

Shen Miao said, “To buy and to also sell.”

Buying and selling at the same time. Hong Ling could not help but be surprised for a moment. When the few green clad girls that were serving in the surrounding saw Hong Ling forgetting herself, they all quietly took a glance at Shen Miao.

Putting away her shocked heart, Hong Ling continued to smile, “Then one do not know the deal that Shen Young Lady want to do is worth how much?”

Shen Miao shook her head.

Hong Ling did not really understand her intention, “Shen Young Lady…”

Shen Miao’s voice was very calm, “Just now I have already said to the one in front of the store. The deal I am making is too big, he cannot see and you are also unable to see. If this is to be discussed, get your master to come over.”

Hong Ling’s voice was somewhat unsmooth. For so many years she was socially active but because those who came here for business knew about what industry Bai Xiao Sheng was, they would be courteous to her, thus this was the first time she had such a rude call. She initially wanted to flare up but when she raised her head and looked at Shen Miao’s eyes, she was momentarily surprised.

The young female’s age opposite her was not big and had a pair of clear eyes but when they saw someone, there was a bursting sense of coolness and calm, also an inexplicable majesty to them. Hong Ling felt that the look that the other person was giving her really had no trace of fear, as it was simply someone looking down from the top.

Hong Ling’s heart quivered and in an instant the anger that was displayed disappeared. After doing so much business with others, she was able to see one clearly. This young lady’s air… Was a little shocking. She did not know what went on that made her feeling somewhat anxious.

“Shen Young Lady, I am the supervisor here so all the dealings made are naturally done by me.” Despite feeling that Shen Miao’s identity was not normal, Hong Ling was not afraid and the smile on her face was much more beautiful. “No matter how much money it is, it is not as though I have never seen before.”

“It has nothing to do with money.” Shen Miao slightly smiled, “I had said before, you cannot make the decision for this deal.” She looked around, “I came with sincerity but you all did not have any. Bai Xiao Shen is no more than this.”

Hong Ling had never encountered such a rude person like this and immediately her facial expression became a third colder before saying, “I instead feel that Shen Young Lady is not sincere in doing business. Since Shen Young Lady cannot trust me then I have no choice.”

Shen Miao stared at her. After a long while, she said, “Like this, I will first sell a news to you.”

Hong Ling paused and saw the calmness from the opposite young female’s expression before she speaked a sentence, “In the beginning JiangNan’s Yu province’s Chen family’s younger sisters were missing and current whereabouts are unknown. How about selling this news to you? If this news is valued, please let me meet the manager and then discuss about the news to buy.”

Hong Ling was startled and looked at her in shock. After a moment, she corrected her expression and said, “May Shen Young Lady wait for a moment, Hong Ling will withdraw first.”

Hong Ling hurriedly left and the remaining green clad girls in the tea room looked at her with curiosity, apparently they did not know why did Hong Ling suddenly left after listening to her words.

Shen Miao looked at the light tea in her hands. The tea was premium Yin Zhen Jun Shan (type of tea) and it has a very rich flavor when it enters the mouth. The light touch of incense in the tea room that accompanied made one to could not help but feel relaxed and happy, it was obvious that the owner knew how to enjoy.

This Bai Xiao Sheng industry dealt with pugilist world’s news and was focused on the buying and selling of news. There were people who want to buy news, there were people who want to sell news. When the seller and buyer of news are linked, this business deal was considered successful. The Bai Xiao Shen industry was like the fire beacon transfer point in a battlefield and linked the buying and selling side together.

And this news that Shen Miao was selling was a sensational case in Ming Qi that year. JiangNan’s Yu province’s Chen family had two younger sisters that were stunning beauties. With this kind of appearance, if they were to enter the Palace, they would be able to gain the position of a consort. Even though the beauties in the world are all painted skins and were white bones with rosy cheeks, the true beauties were like the most exquisite jade that an additional glance was profane.

The Chen family was a big household and has a big family business and having two daughters like this was not a good thing. When daughters’ appearance are too magnificent and there was no protection of the same level, it would only bring disaster to the family. It was fortunate that not only the Chen family was the richest in JiangNan, they also had a status in the pugilist world. The Chen family had a good network, had many friends and Old Master Chen did a favour to a sect so the Chen family also had backing.

Who knew that even with such, the Chen family’s sisters when they were sixteen, during the Lantern Festival, disappeared under their eyes. The Chen family had been unsuccessfully searching for a long time and three years has passed since the Chen sisters went missing. The Chen family still spend a lot of energy and money to find these two daughters even though they knew the odds were not in their favour, but they never gave up. They even went to look for Bai Xiao Shen and spent heavily in gold to buy news.

But there were no news in all this time.

Now someone suddenly want to sell news on this three year old business, how could Hong Ling not be surprised? Chen family’s remuneration was very high that even if Bai Xiao Sheng were to only do this one business, even if it was only a fraction, they would be able to gain quite an amount of money.

Business people would talk accordingly to money. Shen Miao did not believe she would not be able to find the master behind the scenes.

93 responses

  1. The master behind the scene. I am hoping the manager has nothing to do with XJX. If it does though, herz herz, /smiling creepily/ meaning more interaction. Haha

    Imagination runs wild. 😂😂

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    • This is just a speculation but I think it’s Gao Yang (the imperial physician that checked shen qing’s health condition during the gathering) since he said something about a secret identity.

      Ps. He’s the one who gave the medicine to XJX

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  2. Well, I’m recruiting some people to help me kidnap our translator
    You guys, send me your curriculum we will make her work and work and work
    Chapters everyday! Isn’t it good?????

    Thanks sooo much for your time
    Kisses miss translator

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  3. That means Empress SM is gonna earn a lot of money. Finally, if Prince Yu was the one who kidnapped them, then it’s over for him. He’ll even get the Imperial Family involved, mwuahahahahaha. The Jianghu (pugilist world) might want to attack the imperial family, hohoho.

    Another guess: does this have anything to do with the identity of Gao Yang?

    Now, what news does our Empress want to buy? The suspense!

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  4. Thanks a lot for you great job! The deal seems very interesting. As I understand she uses her previous life’s knowledge to stab the imperial family. Thank you!

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  5. O_O Hohoho.. so that is how our MC empress gonna mess with Prince Yu by using jianghu people. We all know that jianghu world and royalty never meddle with each other. Jianghu pple also never care of the status royalty. Can’t wait for next chapter.

    Thank you for the awesome chapter ^_^.

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      • Man, even when it was with Shen Qing, it was horrible. For two innocent girls… Damn. I want the toad to suffer. Make him want death but not get it. Please say so

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  6. Thank you for the new chapter!
    It must be that disgusting pig Prince Yu. He has the power and the disgusting personality to kidnap 2 girls.
    I wonder what news she’d like to buy, and for what?

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      • Now I will start imagining all kinds of scenarios but most properly I would not get it right as you wrote it is jaw dropping news. I can only wait patiently (I hope I can as might be having sleepless nights. haha) until chapter 83. Anyway thank you for this chapter.

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  7. hmmm, I wonder if the physician in the palace last time is the master behind this pawnshop… hmmm

    Thank you for the chapter ٩( ๑^ ꇴ^)۶ fu

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  8. Bai Xiao Sheng industry must be one of the xjx thing.
    I think prince yu will be died 😈😈😈 he is so pitiful without knowing who is the person make him died later.
    Our empress is so good making a move that the enemy doesnt know who is the master behind the scene😂😂😂

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  9. It would be kind of obvious if the beauties fall on the hand of Prince Yu. There are few cases involving noble families too previously, so why didn’t they start from there? Anyway, whoever it is, I love that Shen Miao finally deals with people outside the courtyard. Take a break from Ren Wan Yun for a while haha. As always, Shen Miao’s temperament and aura even subdue Hong Ling. Looking forward to Thursday!

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  10. My best guess for this is that Prince Yu is the culprit to the missing girls. This will be the set-up of his downfall hopefully.
    I almost want to say that the “boss” behind this business is our ML. Just because of his suspicious movements and appearances. It would make sense if he was a detective.
    Thank you for the chapter!

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  11. Thanks for the chapter. I find it really unlikely that those 2 girls are still alive… If they are, they’re probably living in a world of hell :(. I hate when Prince Yu ruins people with great potential! Hopefully, his punishment will atone for all of his sins >:<

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    • Thanks for supporting!! By telling you it would spoil further chapters (even though it is sadistic) but there are emotions tie to it thus it is better for our Empress to disclose however way she wants…

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  12. prince Yu has been sitting ontop of the world protected by his lineage despite the disgusting, shameless, perverted and sadistic urges he has fulfilled on the innocent young girls. I say girls because they are all barely 16. For their sakes, I’m glad Shen Miao was reborn. When Shen Miao calls down retribution on his head, nothing can protect him, and his fall would hurt that much cause he thinks he’s bullet proof. *gets prematurely excited to read about it* i hope he suffers the same agony that he inflicted on his victims. I hate rapist pigs like him tch.

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  13. Thanks for the chapter!

    I don’t want to seem ungrateful, you always do a lot, and amazingly well.
    This chapter though, seems somewhat rough.

    May I make some suggestions?
    Pugilist gives the image of boxing, really fist only related.
    I feel like, using the original term, Jianghu would feel a lot better, like other terms that are kept like the original.
    Or if it must, then Martial Arts world (the best I’d say) or even kung fu (though the name in Chinese is different).

    I think those better present the image.

    Also, about “news”.. That’s an organization (or enterprise) dealing in intelligence, no? As such they buy and sell information (or secrets).
    I don’t know… I know the difference isn’t much, but somehow I feel like these words are more hmm “natural” or more akin to the lingo these ppl use (like thieves’ cant you know)

    Also, I’m on my phone (and it’s dying). But should we inform you of things like typos and such?

    And sorry, don’t want to look ungrateful. You do such an awesome job and all. ._.

    And this chapter is so great!
    I’m hoping she’s somehow tying/implicating Prince Yu in it.
    But what makes me go “kyaa >0<" is cause I don't know if she's selling future happening info or omg maybe imperial dirty secrets she got to know in her past life.
    Both would be totally awesome, but the later.. *-*
    She could profit, harm them, and have no way to be implicated cause in this life she has no connections to the imperial family, and no way to get to know those things, so how could they suspect her?~~ ❤

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    • Nonono… Please dont feel it that way, its good to read such constructive comments cause I can also explain why I use some words instead of others (sometimes it is due to other influences than how the novel is phrase or written)

      I use Pugilist world instead of Jiang Hu because of all the TVB drama I watched when I was young where they translated it as such, thus I cannot view it in English other than that… LOL… Its so ingrain in my mind that I cannot change it otherwise (so I wont change it and you can blame TVB dramas for that 😛 )

      As for the news part, @Tnyhy what do you think?

      There is lots of typos as I have yet to put up the edited one in… My apologies, it would be updated in a couple of hours… But if you spot any when the edited one is up, do inform me of the typos


      • I just dont know what other word he wants us to use instead of “news”.
        While news sounds like modern TV, I feel it is fitting since Bai Xiao Shen while being a buyer and seller of secrets and info, tries to sweep it under the rug.
        So I feel like they are using it as a public-friendly codeword.

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  14. I love your work as well though I must agree with Luna that the translations of most of the chapter have quite a lot of grammatical errors, which can sometimes make the chapters a bit difficult to understand and some typos and small mistakes. As for that pugilist part, maybe you should make it Martial World instead as it seems more closer to the original meaning. But I still love ur translations as they are released so fast and on perfect schedule!
    In any case, back to the topic. Empress is finally getting involved with some shady business instead of dealing with those palace roach like courtyard people huh? Seems interesting! And it is getting so mysterious too! Feeling itchy to read what’s coming up!

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  15. …its definitely that old scumbag who kidnap thoae sisters….

    Boss your reality thorough, not only your scheming but also profiteering from it💰💰💰

    Just like a boss😎

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  16. Wow, so she’s going to use the jianghu to deal with Prince Yu! Good 😈 The bastard deserves it!!!

    Also I’m sure the (true) master of this place is XJX, no one can tell me otherwise lmao! I mean, I’m sure he’s not the one that will come speak to SM, but he probably owns the place somehow lol.

    Can’t wait to see what happens next!! Thank you for the chapter 💖💖💖

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  17. Thank you so much for your update, love this novel more each day >0<…. also love to read all the the comments from both of you and another readers! Though mostly it's only make me even more anxious for the next chapter, lol

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  18. Im guessing the master might be that gao yang person that imperial doctor or something ahhh tnak you sooo much for translating i love this novel and check if it got updates every five six hours and I appreciate that you got on a fast schedule from the previous one i know it is hard but please continue to do it love you 😘 and i look forward to next chapter when i saw it got updated i got really excited my heart started beating so fast it felt like i was running a marathon lol 😂 Thank you so much again 💕💕💕💕

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  19. Bien bien, cosas siniestras = Príncipe Yu. Me siento tan asqueada con ese tipo ya que en muchas novelas el príncipe Yu es guapo y hasta es el protagonista y ahora lo veo en este personaje me hace llorar por mi imaginación arruinada


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