Chapter 812 Crossing Swords with Lu Xiao

Having heard what Zhou Yuan said, even someone with a personality like Lu Xiao’s would be stunned for a moment. It was only after a good while that Lu Xiao shook his head and smiled. “It seems that deputy pavilion master Zhou Yuan is very ambitious and even looks down on the Fire Pavilion’s position of pavilion master.”

He obviously didn’t really take Zhou Yuan’s answer seriously, but thought he used it as an excuse to refuse.

After all, although Zhou Yuan had created the Mother Wind Rune, which could indeed prove his great mastery in Genesis Runes, it was still ridiculous if he thinks he was qualified to compete for the Chief pavilion master position because of that.

Zhou Yuan didn’t explain too much.

“Deputy pavilion master Zhou Yuan really doesn’t want to think about the Fire Pavilion’s offer?”

Lu Xiao smiled as though he was joking. “Even if you don’t give face to the Fire Pavilion, you should at least give some face to me?”

Zhou Yuan’s expression remained unchanged, but he felt a little annoyed inwardly. Lu Xiao seemed gentle, but his tone was prideful and condescending. Perhaps he had the right to be arrogant with his ability, but if he wanted Zhou Yuan to worship him because of this, then Lu Xiao had been thinking too much.

“Pavilion master Lu Xiao doesn’t need to persuade me anymore. You should know that I was personally appointed by Lady Chi Jing to enter the Wind Pavilion as a deputy pavilion master. How could I join the Fire Pavilion?” Zhou Yuan calmly explained.

However, when Lu Xiao heard this, he asked indifferently, “So what? The current pavilion master of the Mountain Pavilion, Han Yuan, was once also a member of the Wind Pavilion and was thought highly of by Lady Chi Jing. But in the end he didn’t choose that tree. If he had stayed in the Wind Pavilion, it would have been difficult for him to achieve his current achievements.”

“This kind of ungrateful action isn’t worthy of mentioning,” Zhou Yuan remarked indifferently.

Lu Xiao let out a smile. “Deputy pavilion master Zhou Yuan, he was just adapting to the circumstances.”

Immediately his eyelids drooped, and his voice grew even more indifferent: “Sometimes, if you go down the wrong path, even if you are the most outstanding heaven pride, you will disappear into the crowd.”

Zhou Yuan, as though he didn’t hear Lu Xiao’s warning tone of voice, still shook his head calmly.

Upon Zhou Yuan’s repeated refusal, the smile on Lu Xiao’s face faded, and his eyes narrowed. “If deputy pavilion master Zhou Yuan isn’t interested in my previous proposals, there is one more. I am indeed very interested in the Mother Wind Rune that you created.

“How about this, I’ll give you 10,000 origin coins and you give me the method of refining the Mother Wind Runes.

“Of course, if you think you already have enough origin coins, I can even bring you a high-grade Genesis weapon.”

His purpose was now clearly revealed.

Zhou Yuan sighed, “Pavilion master Lu, I don’t think your calculations are right. From selling Mother Wind Runes, I can earn hundreds of origin coins everyday. As long as this continues, in one month’s time, I will have over ten thousand origin coins.”

As for high-grade Genesis weapons, although they were rare, he already had the Heavenly Yuan Brush, which would soon advance another level.

Therefore, Lu Xiao’s offered conditions seemed great but were in truth lacking sincerity.

“One can never finish earning origin coins. Having enough origin coins for one’s use is enough; it’s not good being too greedy,” Lu Xiao said indifferently.

Zhou Yuan shook his head. “Then it seems we don’t agree. Sorry, please leave.”

Lu Xiao fixed a cold stare at Zhou Yuan, but Zhou Yuan wasn’t afraid in the slightest. Zhou Yuan kept a calm and composed expression.

What a joke. Although Lu Xiao claimed to be the strongest person of the Divine Dwelling stage amongst the young generation of the Tianyuan Region, he was only ranked ninth on the Divine Dwelling List of Hunyuan Heaven. Zhou Yuan wasn’t even afraid of Wu Yao, who was ranked higher, so how could he be afraid of someone ranked ninth?

He might not be able to win against him now, but he would never be afraid.

The two stared at each other for a good while, and finally, Lu Xiao nodded expressionlessly. “It’s a pity we don’t agree, but I still hope you can rationally think it through.”

He stretched out his hand and patted Zhou Yuan on the shoulder.

“Young people shouldn’t be too impulsive. If you change your mind, you can always come to the Fire Pavilion to find me.”

When his voice faded, his figure rippled slightly and disappeared out of thin air.

Zhou Yuan stared at the place where Lu Xiao vanished, and his eyes flashed with surprise. Lu Xiao’s bodywork technique was quite mysterious. Since he was ranked ninth on the Divine Dwelling List, he indeed wasn’t someone easy to deal with.

“I wonder how it compares to the Celestial Shadow Art?”

Zhou Yuan muttered to himself. The Celestial Shadow Art was naturally the bodywork Genesis technique of the Snow Lotus Peak of the Cangxuan Sect. Back then, Li Qingchan had also brought him many headaches using this technique.

“Bodywork techniques are indeed one of my flaws. When the pavilion master selection is over, I should also study the Celestial Shadow Art.” Zhou Yuan’s eyes flashed. Lu Xiao’s bodywork Genesis technique made him remember the Celestial Shadow Art. Otherwise, if he had the chance to face Lu Xiao, he would be at a disadvantage if he only used the Ethereal Form.

Having been rejected multiple times, Lu Xiao had spoken in a threatening tone of voice in the end, implying that he wouldn’t leave this matter at that. 

But there was no way that Zhou Yuan would hand over the refining method for the Mother Wind Rune.

Zhou Yuan sneered. Lu Xiao had better act wisely. Although the Mother Wind Rune had weakened the Fire Pavilion’s income, it could only be considered superficial pain, not a pain that cut deeply. But if Lu Xiao really forced him to bring out the Mother Fire Runes, the Mother Forest Runes and the Mother Mountain Runes, the Fire Pavilion’s business would really collapse.

On a suspended stone platform at the wind district’s exit.

Lu Xiao’s figure flashed out, and Chen Beifeng, who was waiting there, immediately greeted him with a respectful attitude.  

“Pavilion master, what did Zhou Yuan say?” Chen Beifeng asked, evidently aware of Lu Xiao’s purpose for coming to the wind district.

Lu Xiao’s handsome face was a little dark, but that faded very soon, and he answered indifferently, “He refused.”

Chen Beifeng was surprised. “That boy is extremely daring!” he said through gritted teeth.

This guy even dared to decline Lu Xiao’s personal proposal. He is simply too arrogant. I have never seen anyone in the four pavilions who dared not give face to Lu Xiao.

“Capable people are bound to be arrogant.” Lu Xiao’s face was expressionless, but a sarcastic smile tugged the corners of his mouth.

In truth, when he said he would give the Fire Pavilion’s position of pavilion master to Zhou Yuan, it was just bait. Even if Zhou Yuan were to come to the Fire Pavilion, he would at most be a deputy pavilion master. There was not much hope in him becoming the pavilion master.

But to his surprise, Zhou Yuan was indifferent to the position.

“Then what?” Chen Beifeng sounded a little anxious. If Zhou Yuan was allowed to control the Mother Wind Runes, it would greatly affect his prestige in the Wind Pavilion.

An icy coldness flashed across Lu Xiao’s eyes as he uttered, “Since he doesn’t know what’s good for him, he can’t blame me for being ruthless.

“Chen Beifeng.”

Chen Beifeng immediately responded.

“There is still more than half a month before the Wind Pavilion’s pavilion master selection. This time you must win and make Zhou Yuan hand over the method of refining the Mother Wind Rune. He can’t enjoy such an important object alone.

“If he keeps it to himself, it will inevitably arouse criticism. It’s the same with the Mark Capturing Rune in the Fire Pavilion, which in fact, is used for the benefits of the members of the Fire Pavilion.

“When you get the refining method of the Mother Wind Rune, you can secretly leak it and then find someone to spread rumours that Zhou Yuan was dissatisfied with handing over the refining method and had deliberately leaked it. This way, he would lose his place in the Wind Pavilion.”

Hearing Lu Xiao speak so nonchalantly, Chen Beifeng felt his robe soak in cold sweat; this method was really too cruel, and it would be almost impossible for Zhou Yuan to recover.

Chen Beifeng soon nodded excitedly. He said without the slightest hesitation, “Pavilion master Lu is indeed brilliant!”

Zhou Yuan had offended Lu Xiao, which was an extremely foolish action.

Lu Xiao casually waved his hand. “I have already given him face, but he doesn’t want it. Therefore I can only make him fall. I hope he can figure out what he should do before the pavilion master selection and come to bow his head. Then, perhaps I can save him.

“If he still has the same attitude—”

He shook his head and didn’t say anything more. He directly stepped out of the wind district.

Someone is seeking death, so you can’t blame him for not showing mercy.

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