There were different factions within the wood demon tribe, and Forefathers Kingspot and Ghostbranch’s relationship wasn’t entirely free of tension.
They remained on civil terms for the common interest of their tribe. Greater good did come first in their eyes. They had yet to take over Eternal because the sacred land demonstrated superior resilience compared to the other two sacred lands.
Moreover, neither of the two forefathers wanted to make too big a sacrifice.
If they stopped at nothing to take down Eternal, not even An Kasyapa would be able to help the sacred land defend itself. Jiang Chen’s antidotes could prevent the parasites...