“You’re just a deputy pavilion master, are you qualified to speak here?”
When Zhou Yuan’s cold voice echoed in the hall, a cold light emerged in Fang Ao’s sinister eyes. Fang Ao curled his lips, revealing his white teeth. “What arrogance. Do you not know how much weight the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion has?”
“Chen Beifeng wouldn’t even be ranked in the top five of the Fire Pavilion. Do you think you’re very powerful just because you have defeated him?
“If you don’t know how much weight you have, I can help you know!”
When Fang Ao’s voice faded, a violent gush of Genesis Qi suddenly erupted from his body, shrouding the entire area.
“If a deputy pavilion master of the Fire Pavilion is so rude and disrespectful, I don’t mind teaching him on behalf of pavilion master Lu!” Zhou Yuan’s eyes were icy cold. Like before, he didn’t move an inch, but mighty golden Genesis Qi pulsed around his body, quaking the void.
Fang Ao’s eyes flashed with anger.
However, just as he was about to strike back in rage, Lu Xiao’s indifferent voice rang out, “Fang Ao, don’t be rude.”
Hearing Lu Xiao’s voice, Fang Ao gradually calmed down his strong and mighty Genesis Qi. He glowered at Zhou Yuan for a good while before sitting back down with a cold smile. But his expression was still full of provocation.
Lu Xiao turned to Zhou Yuan and explained, “Fang Ao has a fiery temper, so I hope pavilion master Zhou Yuan won’t take it to heart.”
Hearing his calm and indifferent tone, Zhou Yuan coldly snorted. The two were just trying to frighten him by playing good cop and bad cop. They only wanted to give the newly appointed leader of the Wind Pavilion some intimidation. If it was someone normal who encountered them, their ploy would have succeeded.
Zhou Yuan also withdrew his Genesis Qi and calmly responded, “He’s just a deputy pavilion master. I won’t lower myself to his level.”
Fang Ao’s eyelids twitched, a glint of malice in his eyes.
Zhou Yuan paid no attention to him and said, “I have made it very clear, the four pavilions should each have 25% of the newcomers. This is the rule. You have already gone against the rules in the past, but I don’t intend to pursue it any further. If you continue to do so, however, I have no choice but to report this matter to Lady Chi Jing.”
With his hands cupped around his tea, Lu Xiao chuckled, “Fine, it seems pavilion master Zhou Yuan has the heart to revitalise the Wind Pavilion. I admire that, so let’s follow the rules.
“Each of the four pavilions has a share of 25% of the newcomers.”
Zhou Yuan nodded. “Thank you for understanding, pavilion master Lu.”
Lu Xiao smiled “It’s a trivial matter, but about what I had talked to you before…are you going to think about it again? My offer will be higher this time.”
The matter of purchasing the refinement method of the Mother Wind Rune?
Zhou Yuan shook his head, his expression unchanged.
The Mother Wind Rune was priceless to the Wind Pavilion, and Lu Xiao should be very clear about this. After all, the Fire Pavilion had risen by selling Mark Capturing Runes. But Lu Xiao wanted the Mother Wind Rune because he was worried that the Wind Pavilion would also have the opportunity to rise.
Seeing Zhou Yuan decline the offer again, Lu Xiao took a deep look at Zhou Yuan and said indifferently, “Pavilion master Zhou Yuan, the newcomer share is not actually the most important thing. Sometimes, even with the share, it’s difficult to attract good seedlings.”
There was a hint of threat and warning in his tone of voice.
Zhou Yuan smiled. “Pavilion master Lu doesn’t need to worry about this.”
“It seems that pavilion master Zhou Yuan is already mentally prepared, so I will wait and see.”
There wasn’t a ripple of emotion on Zhou Yuan’s face. He no longer responded since he had achieved his purpose of going to the pavilion master conference.
After negotiating the share, Lu Xiao discussed other things, but Zhou Yuan wasn’t interested, and he remained silent during the whole process.
The meeting lasted half an hour before it ended.
Zhou Yuan was the first to get up. He gave a cupped fist salute to Lu Xiao, Han Yuan and Mu Liu and left with his people.
Mu Liu also got up and left with a smiling expression.
Following their departure, in the hall, the smile on Lu Xiao’s face faded instantly.
Fang Ao’s face was dark. He slammed a fist at the iron table and even dented the iron table.
“He’s just the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion. If we were outside, I would have taken his head off already!” Fang Ao’s eyes were full of malice.
“This is the Tianyuan Utopia. Everything must be done according to the rules. If you act directly on him here, he can report you and remove you from your position as deputy pavilion master. At that time it would be you who loses face,” Lu Xiao said indifferently.
“So we are just going to return the share of newcomers to them?” Zhu Lian frowned.
“I already said before, the share of newcomers isn’t important.
“The Wind Pavilion’s present foundation is full of holes. Even if they have the Mother Wind Rune, they can’t change anything. You really think they can attract good seedlings? In the end, only the rubbish 25% will be thrown to their side.
“Later, I will send someone to spread rumors among the newcomers to let them understand the background of the Wind Pavilion. This way, it would be even more unlikely for them to recruit any good seedlings.”
Fang Ao’s expression finally relaxed a little when he heard this.
“But it’s still very unpleasant.” He grunted.
Zhu Lian also sneered, “This kid seems to not want to hand over the method of refining the Mother Wind Rune.”
Lu Xiao smiled. “No hurry, this is his last struggle. There are four months till the pavilion master battle. When I become the chief pavilion master, I will have a way to make him obediently hand it over.”
He peered in the direction Zhou Yuan left, and an icy cold smile curved his eyes.
Outside the restaurant.
Zhou Yuan halted his footstep and turned to look at Ye Bingling, whose beautiful hand was dripping with blood.
He slightly squinted his eyes, and a hint of coldness flashed across them as he asked, “Are you alright?”
Ye Bingling nodded. “Just a small injury, don’t worry.”
Her beautiful face grew serious. “Fang Ao is very strong, stronger than Chen Beifeng!”
Zhou Yuan nodded. Earlier, when he had withstood Fang Ao’s move and faced his sharp Genesis Qi, it was similar to being stabbed by billions of needles, and the attack had made his palm go numb. It seemed that what Fang Ao said was true, Chen Beifeng’s strength really wasn’t ranked in the top five.
According to his calculation, Fang Ao’s Genesis Qi foundation was at least 15 million Genesis Qi stars, and of course, this was without activating the fire spirit rune.
The experts of the Fire Pavilion had emerged endlessly, and they were far stronger than those of the Wind Pavilion.
“Don’t worry, I’ll get payback for you when I get the chance,” Zhou Yuan reassured. He was going to remember the day’s conflict.
Ye Bingling glanced at him and said, “Don’t mess around. That guy isn’t easy to deal with.”
Zhou Yuan smiled. He had almost completed the polishing of his sixth Divine Dwelling. Once he succeeded, his Genesis Qi foundation would skyrocket, and at that time, if Fang Ao dared to cause trouble again, he would make him understand what it meant by asking for humiliation.
Sudden laughter sounded behind them—Mu Liu and his group were slowly approaching—“Pavilion master Zhou Yuan, although you got back the share of the newcomers this time, given Lu Xiao’s personality, he won’t leave the matter at that. Be careful.”
“Thank you pavilion master Mu for reminding me.”
Mu Liu curiously studied Zhou Yuan and asked, “But I feel that you already have some means to deal with Lu Xiao. Is there going to be a good show at the newcomer ceremony in seven days?”
Zhou Yuan was slightly surprised to hear his words. How did he know? He had never revealed the other three Genesis Runes, and even Ye Bingling and Yi Qiushui didn’t know about them.
“Heh, it seems I’m right. Interesting.”
Mu Liu laughed heartily when he saw the look in Zhou Yuan’s eyes. He then shook his head and left with Mu Qingyan and Jiang Man.
Zhou Yuan suspiciously watched Mu Liu as he left.
But in the end he shook his head. Mu Liu had guessed that he had a plan to deal with Lu Xiao, but there was no way he knew that it had to do with the three ancient Genesis Runes…
Zhou Yuan turned his head and glanced at the restaurant behind him. A cold smile spread across his mouth.
He originally didn’t intend to steal all the business of the Mark Capturing Rune, but since his opposition wasn’t friendly…they couldn’t blame him for being ruthless.
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