Chapter 870 Zuo Ya

The shock caused by the Heaven Flame Ritual disappeared after about half a month. After all, in Tianyuan Utopia, the core of the Tianyuan Region, there were too many amazing things happening everyday that kept everyone’s attention fully occupied. 

Here, even experts of the Heavenly Sun stage weren’t considered too extraordinary. If it weren’t for the special status that the four pavilions had in the Tianyuan Utopia, the topic of the Heaven Flame Ritual would have lasted less than half a month.

Therefore, even Zhou Yuan, the pavilion master who stood out at the Heaven Flame Ritual, was quickly forgotten and only occasionally mentioned.

But as time passed, the names of Zhou Yuan, Lu Xiao, Han Yuan and Mu Liu had unknowingly and gradually gathered interest in the Tianyuan Utopia.

This was only because of the upcoming battle between the four pavilion masters.

The hierarchy in Tianyuan Utopia was incredibly strict. In addition to the five high and mighty grand elders, the elders of the elder committee were most respected. And even the five grand elders would compete for a seat in the elder committee.

In the absence of supreme sovereign Cang Yuan, there was no one in the entire Tianyuan Region who had the final say in major decisions. Instead, those major decisions had to be voted on through the elder committee, which clearly showed the importance of the elder committee in the Tianyuan Region. 

But to hold an elder position in the Tianyuan Region, the first condition was to reach the Nascent Source stage, and they also had to pass through various tests. The difficulty of this could not be said to be low.

But there was one exception to this—the position of chief pavilion master.

This position was extremely unique because the four pavilions represented the new blood of the Tianyuan Region in the future, so the chief pavilion master was the only one not required to meet the condition of possessing strength of the Nascent Source stage. Even so, the position was equivalent to an elder of the elder committee, and the holder had the right to vote on major decisions.

Therefore, once one ascended to this position, one could be said to have reached heaven in a single bound and was a well-deserved higher-up.

Therefore, the four pavilions’ pavilion masters, including Lu Xiao, wouldn’t attract much attention in the Tianyuan Region. But if any one of them were to ascend to the position of chief pavilion master, even experts of the Heavenly Sun stage wouldn’t dare be disrespectful to him, and he would even be on the same level as some Nascent Source stage experts. 

This was the status that the chief pavilion master of the four pavilions had.

The four pavilion masters also garnered interest because the entire Tianyuan Utopia was spiritedly discussing the upcoming chief pavilion master battle. The attention was far from what Zhou Yuan had experienced before, and even the Heaven Flame Ritual didn’t have such an impact.

Tianyuan Utopia, at a grand manor on an island.

Bored, Yi Qiushui stared down from the upper levels of a building at the young boys and girls laughing and chatting. They were emitting an aura of liveliness and youth.

It was a gathering.

Yi Qiushui’s grandfather, Yi Yan, was one of the high and mighty elders who often had to attend many events, whereas Yi Qiushui usually spent most of her time in the Wind Pavilion. But ever since the Heaven Flame Ritual, the four pavilions had been unexpectedly peaceful and Zhou Yuan had been in closed-door cultivation for many days, so she naturally returned home to accompany Yi Yan. 

Of course, the most important thing was that her little sister Yi Dong’er had been brought to the Tianyuan Utopia a few days ago. Worried that she would be bored, she agreed to Yi Yan to attend the day’s banquet.

The young boys and girls below were naturally not ordinary people. They, like her, possessed extraordinary backgrounds, but the majority were too young and hadn’t reached the Divine Dwelling stage, so they weren’t able to join the four pavilions.

Of course, they obviously hoped to join the four pavilions very much, so Yi Qiushui’s presence naturally attracted a lot of attention, and to avoid being bothered, she had to hide on the upper floor of the building.

“I wonder how Zhou Yuan is?” Yi Qiushui gazed in the direction of Wind Island, a worried frown on her beautiful face.

She knew that the upcoming pavilion master battle brought a great deal of pressure to Zhou Yuan, and his closed-door cultivation was his hope of breaking through to deal with Lu Xiao. 

Ye Qiushui couldn’t help much in a battle of that level, and she could only deal with the many matters of the Wind Pavilion for him so that he wouldn’t have to worry and would be able to concentrate on his breakthrough.

Yi Qiushui sighed gently in her heart, then suddenly noticed a commotion in the courtyard below. There seemed to be an argument, which she didn’t care about until she heard a familiar voice. It was Dong’er.

Yi Qiushui’s slender brows knitted together in a frown, and her delicate body moved. Genesis Qi flashed as she appeared in the middle of many people.

At this moment, there were several young girls arguing. There were three on one side and one on the other. It was Yi Dong’er.

Yi Dong’er’s face was flushed with anger as she stared at the three bossy girls.

“Dong’er, what’s the matter?” Yi Qiushui asked as she ran her eyes across the three girls. She recognised they were all daughters from famous families in the Tianyuan Utopia.

Yi Dong’er pouted. “They insulted big brother Zhou Yuan and said he cheated.”

Yi Qiushui realised that the families behind the three girls belonged to the Heavenly Spirit Sect. The sister of one of them was also the vice pavilion master of the Fire Pavilion. Recently, the Wind Pavilion had repeatedly beaten the Fire Pavilion under the leadership of Zhou Yuan and had made the Fire Pavilion lose face.

As people who were inextricably linked to the Heavenly Spirit Sect, they naturally didn’t have any good opinions of Zhou Yuan.

Zhou Yuan had saved Yi Dong’er’s life before, so she had always liked and respected him. When she heard insults directed at Zhou Yuan, she naturally had to argue back.

Yi Qiushui stared coldly at the three pretty young girls. The three girls all possessed strength of the Alpha-Origin stage, but they immediately felt a pressure that weakened their domineering manner when she stared at them coldly.

Yi Qiushui, however, had a gentle nature and didn’t bother arguing. She stretched out her hand to hold Yi Dong’er and turned to leave.

But just as she turned around, a mocking laughter sounded.

“Yi Qiushui, the little children are just telling the truth. Is there a need to be so serious?”

Yi Qiushui halted her footsteps and turned her head to see a slender and tall silhouette coming out of the crowd. She came to stand next to the three girls, looking at her provocatively.

“Zuo Ya?”

Yi Qiushui’s pretty face was icy cold. Of course she knew the tall girl in front of her—she was the vice pavilion master of the Fire Pavilion.

Yi Qiushui glanced at the three girls in front of Zuo Ya, knowing that Zuo Ya had most likely directed the quarrel.

The confrontation between Yi Qiushui and Zuo Ya suddenly became the most eye-catching in the courtyard. Many young boys and girls gathered around, staring at the two women curiously. After all, both Yi Qiushui and Zuo Ya were high-ranking members of the four pavilions.

Seeing more and more people gathering around, the corners of Zuo Ya’s red lips slightly curved upwards. These young boys and girls are most likely going to step foot into the Divine Dwelling stage in perhaps a year or so. The majority have important backgrounds and extraordinary talents, so it is worth some effort to pull them into joining the Fire Pavilion’s side.

It was precisely because of this thought that she set up the current situation. She wanted to take advantage of the occurrence to strike at Zhou Yuan and the Wind Pavilion, so as to create a bad impression of the Wind Pavilion in the hearts of the gathered seedlings.

With these thoughts in her mind, the smile on Zuo Ya’s lips turned more and more ruminative. She looked Yi Qiushui directly in the eye, and her indifferent voice echoed in the courtyard.

“Are they not right? Your pavilion master only luckily won against our Fire Pavilion by using some underhanded methods.”

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