The old man's face reddened at the mention of Jiang Tong and Jiang Yu. After a long while, he sighed. "Jiang Chen, I've let you down. I didn't take good enough care of them."
"What happened to them?" Jiang Chen paled. The response was a punch to his chest. He had been close with his uncle's family ever since young. Though he was only paternal cousins with Jiang Yu, they were as close as real brothers.
His heart chilled when he heard the old master’s words. Had something happened to his uncle and cousin?
"Old master... are they… gone?" The young lord asked with bitterness in his mouth.
"Gone? No, no." The old man became thoughtful. He was considering how best to explain, it seemed. "Rather, I think it likely that they're fine."
"What do you mean, 'likely'?" Jiang Chen was rather confused.
"It happened like this. When I led the first group out of the Precious Tree Sect, we brought your uncle and cousin along. Great Scarlet hadn't attacked Myriad Domain yet, so our journey was relatively peaceful. We left Myriad Domain for...