The hall was filled with chaos, and all the higher-ups of the Zuoqiu Clan had lost their composure.
The main reason was that this news was too shocking. Six Immortal Kings! Moreover, two of these Immortal Kings were disciples of Nuwa’s Dao Palace, so how could they not be shocked?
Even though the Zuoqiu Clan was one of the seven great ancient clans, it was still greatly inferior when compared to one of the three supreme sects of the three dimensions like Nuwa’s Dao Palace.
“Silence!” Zuoqiu Feng shouted loudly in a deep voice, and it instantly stopped the clamorous noise in the hall.
However, all their expressions were slightly surprised and bewildered at this moment.
“Could it be that all of this is related to that bastard child?” An elder couldn’t help but ask this question.
Which bastard child?
It was naturally Chen Xi!
This name wasn’t unfamiliar to all the great figures of the Zuoqiu Clan since a long time ago.
“Bastard child? Hmph! Don’t forget that he’s A’Xue’s son! The blood of our Zuoqiu Clan flows within him!” An elder refuted.
“What audacity! If all of you continue arguing, then get the fuck out of my Zuoqiu Clan!” Zuoqiu Huanglin suddenly stood up while an extremely terrifying imposing aura swept out, and it shocked all the higher-ups present here to the point of going silent like cicadas in the winter, and they didn’t dare speak rashly again.
This obviously showed how intense the internal strife between the higher-ups of the Zuoqiu Clan had become.
“Yes, the misfortune Kong’er and Ancestor Linghong suffered was related to that bastard child.” Zuoqiu Feng had a gloomy expression as he spoke slowly. “Those six Immortal Kings appeared alongside that bastard child as well. Otherwise, all of this wouldn’t have occurred.”
“Yet now, all of this has already occurred. So what do you intend to do?” The person that spoke this time was a senior that sat at Zuoqiu Feng’s side. He was barefooted, wore linen clothes, had an ordinary appearance, a calm expression, and gave others the feeling that he was firm like a mountain. He was similarly a senior of the Zuoqiu Clan that lived in seclusion, and he was called Feiming.
“I naturally intend to kill that bastard child at all costs!” Zuoqiu Feng gritted his teeth while his voice seemed to have been squeezed out from the cracks between his teeth, and it revealed boundless killing intent.
Zuoqiu Feiming frowned and seemed to feel that the words bastard child was extremely ear piercing. He said after a short moment, “Don’t forget that besides those six Immortal Kings, he’s a student of Dao Emperor Academy now, and numerous old fellows think very highly of him. Are you sure you want to do this?”
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone shot their gazes towards Zuoqiu Feng.
However, many gazes carried a wisp of pleasure from Zuoqiu Feng’s misfortune. Obviously, those gazes belonged to the elders that didn’t support Zuoqiu Feng as the Patriarch.
“If we don’t do that, then could it be we should exercise forbearance?” Zuoqiu Feng spoke with displeasure.
“If you’re willing to go to war with Dao Emperor Academy and Nuwa’s Dao Palace, then do as you please. Forgive me, but I won’t accompany you in this.” Zuoqiu Feiming spoke indifferently before he stood up and vanished into thin air.
Zuoqiu Feng’s expression instantly sank. All those years ago when he took over the position of Patriarch, this old fellow had always been leading the other elders of the clan to go against him. Now, this old fellow had stood out to disagree with him again, and it angered Zuoqiu Feng to the point he almost gnashed his teeth into pieces.
These damnable bastards!
One day, I’ll definitely annihilate all of you!
As if they possessed some sort of tacit understanding, as soon as Zuoqiu Feiming left, many elders present within the hall left successively as well.
This caused Zuoqiu Feng’s expression to become even more unsightly, and he was almost unable to restrain the flames of rage in his heart. It’s already at a time like this yet these bastards are still going against me. Could it be that none of them care about the overall situation of the clan!?
Zuoqiu Huanglin said, “No matter what, the Zuoqiu Clan can’t fall into chaos now, so let them do as they please.”
Zuoqiu Feng took a deep breath and nodded.
He swept the remaining elders with his gaze, and he was very clearly aware that if he didn’t deal with this matter perfectly, then it would be unavoidable that some of them had some other thoughts.
After that, Zuoqiu Feng patiently discussed the method to deal with this matter with all the elders within the hall.
“Firstly, we have to figure out what sort of relationship that bastard has with Nuwa’s Dao Palace. Otherwise, no matter what action we take, we’ll suffer the obstruction of Nuwa’s Dao Palace.”
“I think that we can send some formidable experts to assassinate that bastard in secret. After all, he’s only a little fellow, and it’s impossible that an Immortal King would be protecting him at all times. So long as we seize the moment that he’s all alone, then it would be sufficient to eliminate him. At that time, none would be the wiser. Even if they suspect our Zuoqiu Clan, we can deny everything.”
“That won’t do, that won’t do at all. Since that bastard dared to act in this way, he has definitely made sufficient preparations. I’m worried that after he returns to Dao Emperor Academy this time, he won’t take a step out at all. How would we assassinate him then?”
“Dao Emperor Academy? Hmph! Don’t forget that numerous elders of our Zuoqiu Clan are holding positions in Dao Emperor Academy. It’s fine so long as we find an opportunity to eliminate him.”
“That won’t do. That’s Meng Xinghe’s territory. Even if an Immortal King makes a move, it would probably be noticed by him at the first possible moment.”
This sort of discussion continued for an entire day, and it was still going on.
The reason all these elders felt it was extremely troublesome was because Chen Xi had too many forces protecting him. No matter if it was Nuwa’s Dao Palace or Dao Emperor Academy, these weren’t powers that their Zuoqiu Clan could go against head-on.
So they could only find another way, a method that was the most appropriate. A method that couldn’t just kill Chen Xi without anyone knowing, but capable of allowing the Zuoqiu Clan to avoid being affected by it.
However, it wasn’t so easy to accomplish this goal.
“Patriarch! Things aren’t looking good!” Suddenly, a voice that was short of breath sounded out from outside the hall. Along with this voice, an old man that seemed like a manager walked hurriedly into the hall.
In an instant, the discussions in the hall stopped while all of them shot their gazes towards that figure. They recognized the figure as a manager by Zuoqiu Kong’s side, and he was called Shi Xiang.
Everyone was shocked in their hearts when they saw his uneasy and anxious expression. Could it be that something terrible has occurred?
“What is it? Speak!” Zuoqiu Feng frowned while he spoke in a deep voice because he was extremely unhappy that the discussion had been interrupted.
“Patriarch, news just came from Southbridge Continent. We’ve found out that Chen Xi seems to be greatly related to Oracle Mountain!”
Everyone present within the hall was horrified while tempestuous waves surged in their hearts because that was the most mysterious supreme sect in the three dimensions. Why is that bastard related to Oracle Mountain as well now?
Zuoqiu Feng was extremely shocked in his heart while his pupils constricted. He forcefully restrained the agitation in his heart and asked. “Is the source of the information reliable?”
Shi Xiang hurriedly said, “The information is absolutely reliable. Since the Young Master decided to start dealing with Chen Xi, I’ve been continuously investigating Chen Xi’s background. This bastard had once cultivated within the Southbridge Continent’s Liang Clan for a few years, and thus I sent people to investigate.”
He paused for a moment and continued. “Because the Liang Clan issued an order of secrecy and sealed all information related to that bastard, and I was only able to bribe a high ranking elder of the Liang Clan and obtain this information from him. Moreover, this information was confirmed by some higher-ups of the Yin, Gu, and Luo Clans.”
As soon as these words were spoken, the hall was filled with shock.
That bastard child didn’t just obtain the assistance of two Immortal Kings from Nuwa’s Dao Palace, he’s actually even related to Oracle Mountain?
This was no different than a huge bomb that exploded in the hearts of every single higher-up of the Zuoqiu Clan present within the hall, and it shocked them to the point their scalps went numb and they felt that it was difficult to accept.
The atmosphere instantly became oppressive to the extreme.
At this moment, even Zuoqiu Feng’s gloomy face fell into silence.
After a long time, it was Zuoqiu Huanglin that broke the silence and said, “This kid has already matured, and he must be killed as soon as possible. Otherwise, once he grows, it’ll be the time our Zuoqiu Clan is annihilated!”
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone was shocked once more!
This could be considered as a form of acknowledgement towards the strength Chen Xi possessed now. When they thought about it carefully, it was indeed so. Presently, Chen Xi wasn’t just on friendly terms with Oracle Mountain and Nuwa’s Dao Palace, he was even a student of Dao Emperor Academy that numerous great figures of the academy were deeply fond of. If they waited until he grew accomplished, then how could the Zuoqiu Clan possible suppress him?
When facing such circumstances, as the Patriarch of the Zuoqiu Clan, Zuoqiu Feng’s, heart was in chaos, and he felt that it was extremely difficult to deal with.
What should I do?
If we don’t kill this bastard, then the Zuoqiu Clan would probably never have peace again.
If we kill this bastard, then we’ll completely offend Dao Emperor Academy, Nuwa’s Dao Palace, Oracle Mountain… The consequences are unimaginable.
“A’Hong, A’Sheng.” Suddenly, Zuoqiu Huanglin spoke with a voice that resounded through the hall.
Zuoqiu Hong and Zuoqiu Sheng hurriedly stood out. They were already extremely senior in the clan, yet they were merely juniors when facing this senior, Zuoqiu Huanglin.
“Hand this jade slip over to Taiwu. Tell him that if he doesn’t act according to the instructions in this jade slip, then the Zuoqiu Clan will fall completely into chaos and internal strife. I believe that this isn’t an outcome he’s willing to see happen.” Zuoqiu Huanglin withdrew a jade slip and passed it over through the air.
The Taiwu he spoke of was naturally the inner court head instructor, Zuoqiu Taiwu, that lived in seclusion within Dao Emperor Academy.
Zuoqiu Hong hurriedly moved forward and received it respectfully.
“Ancestor, in the Outerealm Battlefield that day, it was Ancestor Taiwu that stopped our plans of assassinating that bastard. Will he…agree this time?” Zuoqiu Hong couldn’t help but ask.
“Don’t worry, Taiwu himself will make the right choice.” Zuoqiu Huanglin instructed indifferently, and then he glanced at Zuoqiu Feng who stood by his side and said, “A’Feng, take some time to see A’Xue before this. Tell her that if she lets the enmity of the past go, then we can accept that bastard child into the Zuoqiu Clan and admit that he’s a member of the Zuoqiu Clan. It’s even to the extent that if he changes his surname to Zuoqiu, then he can be the next Patriarch of the Clan.”
Everyone was shocked while their expressions were extremely colorful. What? He actually intends to accept that bastard child?
Zuoqiu Huanglin had a calm expression and seemed as if he didn’t notice the change in everyone’s expressions. He just stared at Zuoqiu Feng, and said seriously, “Remember, no matter if she agrees or not, you must not act arbitrarily. The Zuoqiu Clan can’t endure falling into chaos when the upheaval of the three dimensions is about to erupt.”
Zuoqiu Feng was shocked in his heart as well upon hearing Zuoqiu Huanglin’s suggestion, and a wisp of an indescribable feeling of refusal and rage surged into his heart. However, when he met Zuoqiu Huanglin’s gaze, his heart suddenly trembled while a wisp of bitterness appeared on the corners of his mouth, and he nodded with great difficulty in the end. “Everything will be done as Ancestor instructed!”
“Of course, if A’Xue refuses… Then Taiwu will give us a right answer.” Zuoqiu Huanglin spoke indifferently.