Tianyuan Utopia, Fire Pavilion.
Inside the pavilion master building.
Lu Xiao stood with his hands clasped behind his back in front of the railings, peering at the surroundings with an indifferent gaze. After more than a month, the atmosphere in the Fire Pavilion was evidently much quieter than before. He knew that this was because the four mother runes of the Wind Pavilion were selling very well.
And with the increased popularity of the four mother runes, there were more and more people opposing the ban he had issued.
Earlier on, Han Yuan had come to complain to him, saying that he couldn’t control the people on the Mountain Pavilion’s side anymore. If the ban of the four mother runes continued, even his position as the pavilion master of the Mountain Pavilion would become unsteady.
Lu Xiao comforted him a little, asked him to endure for a little longer, then persuaded Han Yuan to leave.
But even though he had persuaded Han Yuan to leave, Lu Xiao understood that the four mother runes had become a sword hanging above their two pavilions’ heads. It could cause them to suffer severe injuries at any moment.
But if he let the four mother runes enter the Fire and Mountain Pavilions, the Mark Capturing Rune would inevitably suffer devastating damage. After all, the four mother runes were twice as effective as the Mark Capturing Rune for the same price. Anyone would know what decision to make.
Although most of the high-level members in the Fire Pavilion were heaven prides of the Heavenly Spirit Sect, in truth, there were more people from various other sects and factions within the Tianyuan Region. If Lu Xiao suppressed them forcibly, they might eventually join the Wind Pavilion.
“That Zhou Yuan...”
Lu Xiao’s face was dark. When he had first met Zhou Yuan, he had never thought that an ordinary-looking newcomer would cause him such a huge problem.
But fortunately, Zhou Yuan won’t be able to cause any more trouble.
Fang Ao and the others should have already succeeded, right? I wonder if Zhu Lian has obtained the core material for refining the four mother runes. If he has, then the current situation can be reversed in the blink of an eye.
Of course, even if he didn’t, it didn’t matter. As long as Zhou Yuan was gone, the Wind Pavilion wouldn’t be able to refine the four mother runes anymore, and the Fire Pavilion’s Mark Capturing Rune will become the only choice on the market again.
Lu Xiao breathed a sigh of relief, a hint of pity in his eyes.
Zhou Yuan, your skills aren’t bad, but unfortunately you don’t have enough foresight. I hope you will be smarter in your next life. Don’t think that you can act recklessly just because you have some ability.
Just when this thought came to Lu Xiao’s mind, an extremely terrifying Genesis Qi pressure fell from the sky and directly shrouded the entire Wind Island. Countless members of the Fire Pavilion lifted their heads in shock.
A beam of Genesis Qi descended from the sky, its pressure making countless people tremble in fear.
Lu Xiao’s complexion changed slightly when he felt the pressure. Before he could speak, he saw the Genesis Qi rush towards him and appear beside him in a few breaths.
The beam scattered, revealing a middle-aged man dressed in a silver robe. There was a cold and stern look on his face, and in his eyes were fragments of silver light. When the man glanced over with those eyes, Lu Xiao felt as if he was being stung by needles.
At first Lu Xiao was taken aback, but then he immediately gave a cupped fist salute and greeted loudly, “Disciple Lu Xiao pays respect to hall master Xi Guang.”
The person who had appeared was the hall master of one of the nine palace halls of the Heavenly Spirit Sect, Xi Guang!
The middle-aged man, known as hall master Xi Guang, glanced coldly at Lu Xiao and shouted, “Where is Fang Ao and the others?”
Lu Xiao was obviously puzzled by the question, but he still replied respectfully, “Junior brother Fang Ao is out on a mission right now.”
Seeing Xi Guang’s attitude and reaction, Lu Xiao felt an uneasiness gush to his heart, and his eyes flashed. He asked cautiously, “Is there something that hall master Xi Guang wants to ask?”
Xi Guang stretched out his hand and opened his palm, revealing a silver jade tablet. The jade tablet was shattered and dull.
Seeing the shattered silver jade tablet, Lu Xiao felt his mind suddenly exploded. Even a calm person like him screamed out uncontrollably, “How is this possible?!”
The silver jade tablet was one of the Silver Light Hall’s spirit jade tablets. The one before him naturally belonged to Fang Ao.
A spirit jade tablet represented the state of its master, and if it shattered and dimmed, it indicated that its master was dead!
In other words, Fang Ao had died?!
No wonder Xi Guang came here so aggressively!
Lu Xiao felt a sea overturning in his heart and a headache coming on.
Fang Ao went to kill Zhou Yuan with many people, did they fail? But how is that possible? Zhou Yuan is only slightly stronger than Chen Beifeng and isn’t a match for Fang Ao!
Xi Guang looked at Lu Xiao, who had a stricken look on his face, and yelled, “What happened?”
Lu Xiao drew two steps back when he met hall master Xi Guang’s biting cold gaze. He felt a chill run down his spine. He knew that hall master Xi Guang was notorious for being unreasonable and fierce in the Heavenly Spirit Sect, and Fang Ao also got his temper from him. If he flew into a rage, Lu Xiao would suffer the consequence even though Lu Xiao was a member of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
In the end, he didn’t dare to hide anything from him. “Fang Ao took some people with him to assassinate the master of the Wind Pavilion, Zhou Yuan. Now that an accident has happened, it must be connected to Zhou Yuan.”
He then immediately told him about Zhou Yuan and the matter of the four mother runes. After all, this was the reason for their actions.
“A new pavilion master dared to kill my disciple? Who does he think he is?!” Palpable killing intent shot out from Xi Guang’s eyes. In his view, even if Fang Ao was the one who had tried to assassinate Zhou Yuan and had failed, Zhou Yuan should have given him face and handed Fang Ao back to him to be punished. But Zhou Yuan had boldly taken action himself! He simply didn’t attach any importance to him, hall master Xi Guang!
As for whether Fang Ao ultimately killed Zhou Yuan or not, he didn’t care. What status did his Heavenly Spirit Sect have in the Tianyuan Region? So what if Fang Ao did manage to kill the Wind Pavilion’s pavilion master? At that time, Xi Guang would at most ask Fang Ao to resign from his position as deputy pavilion master, and bring him back to the Silver Light Hall to reflect on his actions.
Seeing that Xi Guang was about to explode in anger, Liu Xiao hurriedly tried to calm him down: “But this matter isn’t certain yet. The shattering of junior brother Fang Ao’s spirit jade tablet might have been an accident. Perhaps we should wait a little longer. If their mission was successful, they should be returning soon. Everything will be clear then.
“Hall master Xi Guang also knows of Fang Ao’s strength. It is hard to imagine that he would lose to Zhou Yuan.”
Lu Xiao did indeed have deep doubts in his heart. He really didn’t want to believe that Zhou Yuan had eliminated Fang Ao. After all, his plan was foolproof, so even if Fang Ao’s broken spirit jade tablet was right in front of him, he still couldn’t believe it.
Xi Guang pondered silently. In truth, he also didn’t believe that a disciple he thought highly of would lose to a kid in the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage.
“Okay, I’ll wait a while longer.” With an evil glint in his eyes, hall master Xi Guang said, “If that boy really did it, you should remember to say that you weren’t the one who had plotted to assassinate him. Say that Fang Ao and the others had gone on a mission and had a dispute with Zhou Yuan. In the end Zhou Yuan had ruthlessly killed Fang Ao and everyone else.”
Lu Xiao’s eyes flashed. Hall master Xi Guang was trying to find a reason for their actions. They only needed to pin the blame on Zhou Yuan, and even if they were to kill Zhou Yuan, their actions would be justified.
Although hall master Xi Guang had a fierce personality, he was obviously quite scheming.
Lu Xiao nodded quickly and then welcomed hall master Xi Guang into the building.
But Lu Xiao and hall master Xi Guang didn’t wait the two or three days they had expected. That twilight, a miserable figure rushed into the pavilion master’s building.
Seeing the miserable figure rushing in, Lu Xiao, who was serving tea to Xi Guang, was taken aback for a moment. He hurriedly looked behind Zhu Lian and asked, “Where are Fang Ao and the others?”
Zhu Lian knelt on the ground, his face full of horror. “Dead, they all died!
“Zhou Yuan had killed them!”
Lu Xiao trembled, his eyes filled with disbelief. “How could he kill so many of you?”
“Our speculation was wrong. Zhou Yuan’s Genesis Qi foundation has reached the level of 20 million, and even Fang Ao was no match for him! If I hadn’t escaped in time, I would have died there, too!”
Lu Xiao’s pupils shrank abruptly. A Genesis Qi foundation of 20 million?!
When Zhou Yuan battled Chen Beifeng, his foundation was only 15 million!
Before he could say anything, a heart-pounding murderous intent erupted behind him. Xi Guang slammed the teacup in his hand on the table, and both the teacup and the table instantly turned to smithereens.
Xi Guang’s face was icy cold. He dusted his sleeves, and a cold voice rang throughout the building.
“Watch Tianyuan Utopia’s teleportation boundary. The moment that bastard appears, immediately capture him.
“In addition, inform the Wind Pavilion and tell them to get ready to collect their pavilion master’s corpse.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter