When the thin old man appeared in the void, countless people respectfully bowed with a look of awe.
“We pays our respects to grand elder Xuan Kun.”
Sect master Xuan Kun gave a wave of his hand and cast his abyss-like eyes onto Xi Guang. He wrinkled his brows. “Xi Guang, when did you forget the rules?”
Hall master Xi Guang lowered his head, muttering, “Sect master, I—”
“My Heavenly Spirit Sect is one of the leaders of the Tianyun Region. As leaders, if we disregard the rules, how can we control the vast Tianyuan Region?” sect master Xuan Kun said.
Zhou Yuan lowered his head with a frown. Sect master Xuan Kun was indeed not someone easy to deal with. He appeared to be reprimanding hall master Xi Guang, but he was also highlighting the Heavenly Spirit Sect’s status. This was to tell Zhou Yuan’s senior sister Chi Jing that his Heavenly Spirit Sect was also in his charge of the Tianyuan Region and that she couldn’t punish people of his Heavenly Spirit Sect without approval.
Sect master Xuan Kun turned to Chi Jing and smiled. “Grand elder Chi Jing, Xi Guang was indeed too reckless, and you’re right to teach him a lesson.”
“Sect master Xuan Kun, I’m afraid today’s matter can’t be simply let off with the reason of recklessness. A high and mighty Nascent Source expert attempted to assassinate the master of a pavilion. He is guilty of a terrible crime,” Chi Jing responded indifferently.
Zhou Yuan was nearly killed here, but sect master Xuan Kun thought Xi Guang could be let off with a simple reprimanding?
Sect master Xuan Kun glanced at Zhou Yuan, who didn’t say a word. “I have been made aware of the reason for the incident, and the source of this incident should be that the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion killed Xi Guang’s disciple, isn’t that right?
“If you really want to talk about the rules, the crime of murdering fellow colleagues should be punished with banishment from the Tianyuan Region.
“Xi Guang should be punished for his recklessness, but you also mustn’t let the ruthless master of the Wind Pavilion go so lightly.”
Zhou Yuan cursed inwardly when he heard the old man slandering him, but he still respectfully responded, “Sect master Xuan Kun, I didn’t intend to kill Fang Ao, but he had set a trap to kill me when I was out on a mission. In the end, in order to protect myself, I had no choice but to do so.”
Sect master Xuan Kun smiled. “But this is just your side of the story.”
Zhou Yuan calmly explained, “The mission I received was to go to the Yu Prefecture to hunt down the seriously wounded Sky Obscurer Beast. This was reported to the Mission Pavilion, but why did Fang Ao and the others go to the same place? I really can’t think of a reason.”
Sect master Xuan Kun said with a smile, “I sent someone to inquire and found that Fang Ao and the others had in fact also received the mission of hunting down the Sky Obscurer Beast. This is also recorded in the Mission Pavilion.”
Zhou Yuan was a little surprised. He didn’t believe that Fang Ao and the others had also taken on this mission. But given the status of sect master Xuan Kun and the power of the Heavenly Spirit Sect, it wasn’t difficult for them to make some changes.
But in the end, although he had doubts, he couldn’t publicly question sect master Xuan Kun.
“So perhaps this matter isn’t as you describe. Maybe you had a dispute with Fang Ao because of the Sky Obscurer Beast and had killed him out of anger?” sect master Xuan Kun said indifferently.
Evidently he intended to pin the blame of Fang Ao’s death on Zhou Yuan because only when Zhou Yuan was found to be the culprit of everything could Xi Guang’s anger and recklessness be justified. And even if Xi Guang was punished, it would only be a minor punishment.
On the other hand, Zhou Yuan would be severely punished for his serious crime.
Chi Jing knitted her brows in a frown, staring at Xuan Kun. “What sect master Xuan Kun said is also just one side’s statement.”
Sect master Xuan Kun hadn’t expected Chi Jing to retort. After all, for people of their level, there had to be things they could give up. Even if she abandoned the master of the Wind Pavilion, there could be other gains, but this time Chi Jing showed no sign of giving in.
“This isn’t just the statement of one side. Not everyone on Fang Ao’s side was killed this time. Zhu Lian managed to escape.” Sect master Xuan Kun smiled.
He flicked his sleeve. The space twisted, and a figure flashed out. It was Zhu Lian.
“Zhu Lian, tell us what happened.”
Zhu Lian quickly nodded. He pointed to Zhou Yuan and yelled out in rage. His words were exactly the same as what Xuan Kun said. They took the mission to hunt down the Sky Obscurer Beast in the Yu Prefecture but were ambushed by Zhou Yuan and his people. In the end Fang Ao and the others were all killed.
They were obviously distorting the truth.
“Other people of the Wind Pavilion were also with me,” Zhou Yuan explained.
“They are also suspects. How can their words be reliable?”
Chi Jing shook her head. “If Fang Ao and his people had gone to kill Zhou Yuan, then Zhu Lian is also a suspect. His words are also unreliable.”
Zhou Yuan frowned. Sect master Xuan Kun was indeed very cunning. If Chi Jing wasn’t there to support him fully, he really might have been forced to take the blame.
“Therefore this matter is a bit troublesome. After all, there isn’t any proof,” sect master Xuan Kun said with a smile.
Both Chi Jing and Zhou Yuan understood that the old man was deliberately messing things up so that no one could severely punish Xi Guang for what he had done.
It annoyed Zhou Yuan a little. After all, Xi Guang had almost killed him. If Xi Guang was only reprimanded and let off, it would be really unfair. Zhou Yuan was not the type of person who would let things go just like that.
Furthermore, the way the other side tried to distort the truth made him feel extremely uncomfortable.
He was silent for a moment and then said, “What if I have evidence?”
Xuan Kun was silent for a moment and then stared at Zhou Yuan, asking, “What evidence?”
Zhou Yuan faintly smiled. “In fact, not everybody in Fang Ao’s group died. I captured one of the remaining members, but to be safe I didn’t bring him back to the Tianyuan Region.”
Zhu Lian’s expression changed dramatically.
Hall master Xi Quang also quivered inwardly and then shot an angry look at Zhu Lian. Didn’t this guy say everyone was dead?
Zhou Yuan turned to Zhu Lian with a smile “Since we don’t know who is telling the truth, I suggest that we directly search the Spirits of deputy pavilion master Zhu Lian and the person I captured. Given the powers of the grand elders, I believe you can find the information you want without injuring them too much.”
Zhu Lian paled.
Hall master Xi Guang’s expression also changed.
Sect master Xuan Kun was silent for a good while before he uttered, “If you have evidence, why did you only say so now?”
“Because I like to be kind to people, but if forced, I have no choice but to take action. I hope you will get some unexpected information from this.”
He looked at Chi Jing and sect master Xuan Kun. “Do you want to search their Spirits? If you do, I can tell people to bring that person over.”
“Yes,” Chi Jing said unhesitantly.
Sect master Xuan Kun carefully studied the look on Zhou Yuan’s face because even he was a little unsure whether Zhou Yuan’s words were true or false. But if Zhou Yuan really were to hand the person over and ask Chi Jing to search his Spirit, everything would be exposed.
And at that time, it would even affect Lu Xiao. Lu Xiao was the master of the Fire Pavilion and was expected to compete for the position of chief pavilion master. Xuan Kun had no intention of letting him fall here.
So, should he bet whether there was anyone in Zhou Yuan’s hands or not?
Facing sect master Xuan Kun’s terrifying gaze, Zhou Yuan was surprisingly calm. He inwardly cursed, If we were to compare identity and status, then I’m on an equal footing with you! You think you can scare me!?
Sect master Xuan Kun was silent for a good while before he expressionlessly withdrew his gaze. An indifferent voice sounded.
“This matter was done by Fang Ao alone and has nothing to do with other people.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter