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Note: As said in the note of chapter 234, because a mistake on my part, ch 234-236 had been released nearly unedited. I apologize for this.
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Chapter 235 - Jail

Under the control of Hao Tao, Ji Hao had completely lost the power to resist. Unlike him, Ying Yunpeng was compliantly pushed by Hao Tao to walk out of the hall.

Hao Tao gave people an extremely upright and honourable feeling, and his face was as serious and stiff as flagstones. He took Ji Hao and Ying Yunpeng, and walked out of the hall onto a broad path for over two hundred zhang, after which, Ji Hao saw a wide and busy road.

When he had arrived here, he was being carried by Si Xi who was flying at a high speed, therefore, he hadn’t even noticed this road. Now, taking a close look at this broad road, Ji Hao found many people hurriedly coming and going, and heavy traffic on the road. This road was much busier than even the ten main paths of the Magi Palace.

On the roadside, there were over a thousand thatched huts, built in a line.

The so-called thatched huts were built by only four bamboos stuck on the ground, supporting a thin roof made from straw. All thatched huts were only a zhang in a square, without any wall and completely empty, only a straw mat was thrown on the floor of each hut.

In many thatched huts, some muscular and scary looking men had been either lying or sitting on those straw mats. Occasionally, you would see some seemingly weak women or kids lying there. Seeing Ji Hao and Ying Yunpeng being brought over by Hao Tao, a few muscular men, who were releasing Senior Magus level of power, instantly leapt high from the ground, excitedly began yelling while pointing their fingers at the two of them.

“Oi! New prisoners! What have you done?!”

These men were yelling and shouting, asking Ji Hao and Ying Yunpeng what did they had done that caused them to be thrown into jail.

Ying Yunpeng threw a few cold and threatening glances at these men, and said blandly, “This old man standing in front of you, is named Ying Yunpeng. I am the chief elder, accredited to this Pu Ban City, by the Ten Sun Country.”

The muscular men, who had been waving their hands and were yelling at Ji Hao and Ying Yunpeng were all shocked, and lowered their heads one after another. They sat back on their straw mats, as if they had seen some horrible beasts, they kept their heads down and didn’t dare to even look at Ying Yunpeng again.

Hao Tao pushed hard on Ying Yunpeng’s back, sent him into an empty hut and said harshly, “Elder, please watch your language! You are currently indeed still an elder of the Ten Sun Country, but if we discover that you have done any illegal thing, such as framing others, then you will only be a prisoner.”

Ying Yunpeng let out a sneer, narrowed his eyes and sat on the straw mat, remaining silent.

Ji Hao looked curiously at Hao Tao, then walked into another empty hut himself. On the road, some passengers began pointing at Ji Hao and whispering to each other.

“What a handsome boy, how could he be kept in here?”

“Hm, just wondering what kind of serious mistake he had made. Normally if people like us accidentally break some rules, they would at most reprimand and warn us, how could he end up here in this jail?”

“Such a great shame, what a pretty body, looks young as well, but yet, he the sense of power he releases is quite powerful. He will surely grow into a marvelous Magus. Why won’t he learn to be nice and honest?”

“Well, kids can always be confused, it’s impossible for kids to completely keep themselves in compliance of the laws, but an elderly man like this one, how could he end up in this jail as well? Must be a big old sinner!”

Soon, Ying Yunpeng became the topic instead of Ji Hao. The people stopped walking and were standing in such a way that they surrounded his hut and were discussing about him. Moreover, some of them even threw a few mud balls out from the crowd towards Ying Yunpeng’s body. However, before those mud balls could touch his body, Ying Yunpeng slightly waved his hand and shook those mud balls into ashes.

“You people, don’t cause yourselves disasters!” Ying Yunpeng didn’t even open his eyes, sat on the mat and yelled fiercely,” I am…”

Hao Tao interrupted his words and yelled harshly at him, “Ying Yunpeng! No one in this jail is allowed to shout! You are banned!”

While speaking, Hao Tao locked his finger together into a weird motion, then let to a faint growl, flicked his fingers then pointed at Ying Yunpeng. Instantly, a wisp of black smoke rose from Ying Yunpeng’s throat, he opened his mouth, but couldn’t make any more sounds.

Ying Yunpeng was enraged, leapt up from the mat, waved his arms but no one knew what he was trying to say.

Hao Tao looked proudly at Ying Yunpeng, said word by word, “No matter how much power you have out there, once you get in here, I can execute you immediately according to the law if you don’t listen to me. Please don’t get yourself killed.”

Speaking the word ‘execute’, a three-foot long matter automatically flew out from the sheath, hung around his waist. The bright and sharp edge of the dagger emitted three shrill sounds and released a bone-piercing cold power. Large amounts of plants around the hut were instantly cut into pieces by the fierce power of the dagger, some of them were even stirred into ashes.

Ying Yunpeng immediately lost his rage. He grinned and cupped his hands, saluted to Hao Tao for a few times, then sat nicely back on the mat.

Ji Hao looked at Ying Yunpeng’s movements, slightly smiled and said, “Since we have already gotten into this jail, we must obey the rules of this jail. Hm, lord Hao Tao, I am certainly very mannered. But, aren’t you afraid that prisoners would escape from this jail, I mean, you don’t even have walls…”

When he had been a young man in his previous life, he was arrogant and imperious, never listened to anyone. Therefore, he had been sent to jails countless times. Facing a jail, especially a jail as rough and simple as this one, Ji Hao didn’t feel any pressure, instead, he even felt quite familiar and warm.

The only question bothering him now was, this so-called jail, with the cells made from four bamboos and a straw roof, could this even be counted as a jail?

Hearing Ji Hao’s words, Hao Tao smiled, but remained silent. He raised his hand and slightly patted Ji Hao’s head, then turned around and left.

A muscular man in the hut next to Ji Hao’s hut laughed out aloud, waved his hand to Ji Hao and said, “Kid, what have you done to have been sent here? I assume that you haven’t heard how powerful this Pu Ban City’s jail is, have you? Not to mention no one even dared to try to break out from here, if you intend to run away…hehe, I’m afraid that even Divine Magi couldn’t possibly do that.”

Ji Hao was slightly shocked by this, while looking at the surrounding area of this jail.

Impossible to escape from here? Not even Divine Magi? Is this jail really that powerful? Ji Hao frowned, raised his hand and carefully reached a bamboo next to him, the bamboo felt smooth and bouncy, just like any ordinary bamboo, nothing special at all.

After which, Ji Hao slowly and carefully reached his hand to the air out of this hut.

When his finger was about to reach out of the hut, a sizzling sound suddenly rose from his fingertips, along with which, a lightning bolt flashed across the air in front of Ji Hao, burning his finger that even let out a puff of black smoke. After which, no matter how hard Ji Hao tried, he would feel an invisible power blocking his finger, even when he used all of his power, he would eventually fail to reach the outer space with his hand.

“Wow, Pu Ban City’s jail!” Ji Hao staring at Hao Tao’s back and seemed to be thinking of something.

After he had learned [Sky Opening] from the mysterious man, Ji Hao had gained a slight little bit, shallow understanding of the great and magical natural laws. Within that lightning bolts, which had burned his finger just now, Ji Hao clearly sensed a trace of the natural laws.

This small hut looked simple and rough, however, as long as the King of the humankind set it as a jail, it will be the most unbreakable jail in the world. The spirit of the natural law lingered around here, therefore, this jail was incomparably firm and unbreakable, not even a Divine Magus could escape from it.

If he truly intended to break out from here, he could only try with the power of the [Sky Opening], discover a slim chance, and try to break the durance of this jail with it. Only this way, he would probably be able to break out from this jail.

“Extraordinary jail,” sitting on the straw mat, Ji Hao smiled and said to Ying Yunpeng, who had been sitting in the hut next to him, “What have Prince Wuyou and Prince Xu given you, which made you willing to frame me for them? Or…do you just simply hate me?”

Ying Yunpeng’s throat was still wrapped in a gust of black smoke, he could only stare at Ji Hao with an impressively resentful expression, but couldn’t say even a word.
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Edited by SecondRate

Translated by XianXiaWorld

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