When he noticed that Zuoqiu Feng was completely moved, Wei Xing struck while the iron was hot. “Presently, I’ve clearly found out that Chen Xi is hiding in Dao Emperor Academy, and it’ll probably require some special methods to kill him.”
Zuoqiu Feng restrained his thoughts and calmed down completely when he heard this.
The Sovereign Sect stood behind Wei Xing. So even if he agreed to collaborate with Wei Xing, Zuoqiu Feng still maintained a trace of vigilance in his heart. After all, the reputation of the Sovereign Sect was truly too terrible in the three dimensions. It pursued the path of emotionlessness, so no matter who it was that cooperated with the Sovereign Sect, that person would have no choice but to be slightly vigilant.
“May I ask, what sort of special methods are you talking about, Mr. Wei?” asked Zuoqiu Feng.
Wei Xing smiled and avoided the question, and he answered with a question instead. “Presently, the Zuoqiu Clan is filled with internal conflict. I wonder if Patriarch Zuoqiu has any plans?”
Zuoqiu Feng instantly frowned, and he said after quite some time, “Conflicts can be resolved in the end, right?”
He paused for a moment and suddenly said with a smile, “Of course, if Mr. Wei is willing to lend me a hand, then my Zuoqiu Clan will definitely remember this kindness.”
Wei Xing smiled as well. “Since Patriarch Zuoqiu has spoken, then how could I not agree?”
When they spoke up to here, both of them had understood each other’s thoughts. It was none other than Zuoqiu Feng intended to rely on Wei Xing’s strength to crush the conflict within the Zuoqiu Clan, whereas Wei Xing intended to seize this opportunity to drag the Zuoqiu Clan to the Sovereign Sect’s side. After all was said and done, it could be considered to be an exchange of benefits.
As for whether the Zuoqiu Clan would be completely controlled by the Sovereign Sect or if it would burn its bridges and kick the Sovereign Sect away in the end, all of that depended on both of their abilities.
“To resist external forces, one must force maintain internal security. Why don’t we take action immediately and deal with the internal problems of the Zuoqiu Clan first?” Wei Xing probed.
“Haha. Mr. Wei, why the hurry?” Zuoqiu Feng smiled spuriously as he spoke.
“To tell you the truth, I heard that those clansmen that’re going against Patriarch Zuoqiu are all related to Chen Xi’s mother, Zuoqiu Xue. Since it’s like that, then we should naturally utilize this to threaten Chen Xi and force him to come to us obediently.” Wei Xing spoke frankly. “Doing this will be able to help Patriarch Zuoqiu suppress the internal strife and threaten Chen Xi in one go. It can be said to be killing two birds with one stone, so why not?”
Zuoqiu Feng went silent for a long time before he suddenly asked. “All those years ago, my Father suddenly passed away. That matter was related to your sect as well, right?”
Wei Xing was stunned while his eyes narrowed slightly, and then he couldn’t help but chuckle after some time. “Patriarch Zuoqiu, why do you say so?”
“Hmph!” Zuoqiu Feng grunted coldly. “Perhaps Mr. Wei isn’t clearly aware of what happened all those years ago, but your sect is definitely very clearly aware of it. Of course, I’m not rejecting the collaboration with Mr. Wei, but Mr. Wei better not think that you’re able to conceal everything.”
Wei Xing’s expression remained unchanged, and he nodded in an extremely serious manner instead before he said, “Of course.”
“Then may I know if Mr. Wei can tell me exactly how many forces you actually possess now?” Zuoqiu Feng asked in a casual manner.
Wei Xing grinned as he stared at Zuoqiu Feng for a long time, and then he said, “A lot! It absolutely exceeds Patriarch Zuoqiu’s imagination. At the very least, the seniors of Vastsky, Grand Desolation, and Bitter Silence Academy are very happy to cooperate with us.”
He paused for a moment and continued. “Of course, this is only a portion of the forces my sect positioned within the Immortal Dimension. If Patriarch Zuoqiu requires it, then there’ll be even more forces to help the Zuoqiu Clan sweep through all barriers.”
Zuoqiu Feng went silent for a long time when he heard this, and he said with a low voice in the end, “Since it’s like that, then I’ll be blunt with Mr. Wei. From today onwards, I’ll pressure those clansmen of mine that oppose me. At that time, I’ll have to rely on Mr. Wei’s strength.”
Wei Xing nodded. “I’m happy to be of service!”
On that same day, Zuoqiu Feng took the time to pay Zuoqiu Huanglin a visit, and they spoke privately for a long time.
On that very night, Zuoqiu Feng summoned a clan meeting, and he gathered all the higher-ups and seniors of the clan together before domineeringly announcing that from today onwards, internal strife within the clan was prohibited. Once it was noticed, then he would punish them without any mercy! At the very least, one would be expelled from the clan, and it would even amount to a death sentence!
As soon as these words were spoken, it instantly caused all the higher-ups to be shocked.
For example, Zuoqiu Feiming and the other higher-ups that supported Zuoqiu Xue were furious. However, they forcefully endured it under Zuoqiu Feiming’s signal, and they seemed to have tacitly agreed to Zuoqiu Feng’s actions.
Everyone was clearly aware that no matter what Zuoqiu Feng said, he would actually start to take suppressive action from today onwards, and the target of his suppression was obviously all the clansmen that were led by Zuoqiu Feiming.
For a time, the Zuoqiu Clan was filled with anxiety, and it seemed as if it was showing signs of an utter eruption of its internal strife.
Would Zuoqiu Feiming and the others do nothing and wait for death to arrive?
Obviously, they wouldn’t.
Zuoqiu Feng had guessed this since the beginning. So for the sake of preventing the internal strife from erupting. On that very day and under Zuoqiu Feng’s suggestion, Wei Xing arrived before all the higher-ups of the Zuoqiu Clan with a grin on his face.
Moreover, it wasn’t just Wei Xing alone. He’d come with some seniors of Vastsky, Bitter Silence, and Grand Desolation academy that had made a name for themselves a long time ago, and some Half-step Immortal Kings from the other continents.
At this moment, everyone finally understood that the reason Zuoqiu Feng acted in such a domineering manner was because he’d obtained the support of extremely formidable external assistance!
In the past, relying on external assistance to interfere in the major matters of the clan was absolutely a taboo, and it would incur the aversion of the entire Zuoqiu Clan.
However, at such a critical moment, no one dared to criticize Zuoqiu Feng. Because no matter what, Zuoqiu Feng was the current Patriarch of the Zuoqiu Clan in the end, and Zuoqiu Huanglin and numerous other higher-ups of the Zuoqiu Clan stood behind him. Since even they’d tacitly approved all of this, would anyone dare to criticize Zuoqiu Feng?
As for Zuoqiu Feiming and the others. They’d always been the targets of Zuoqiu Feng’s suppression, so criticizing him or not made no difference.
On the other hand, if they dared to criticize him, then it would give Zuoqiu Feng a chance, and he might crush them all on the spot!
When facing this string of actions from Zuoqiu Feng, Zuoqiu Feiming and all the other higher-ups chose to maintain their silence in the end, and they didn’t resist, as if they intended to admit defeat.
However, Zuoqiu Feng was unable to arouse any happiness in his heart. Because in this way, he would instead have no excuse to crush Zuoqiu Feiming and the others, and if this continued, then the existence of Zuoqiu Feiming and the others would be a latent trouble for Zuoqiu Feng.
“Why not completely wipe out all of these clansmen in one fell sweep!?” This was Wei Xing’s suggestion.
However, it received a direct refusal from Zuoqiu Feng. Because he’d thought of an even more reliable method. He would first reclaim the authority possessed by Zuoqiu Feiming and the others before seizing their positions as elders, and then he would deal with each of them one by one and force them to submit.
In this way, he would be able to deal with the internal dangers the Zuoqiu Clan faced without shedding any blood!
Of course, Zuoqiu Feng didn’t mind revealing his ruthless side to those unyielding fellows that would rather die than submit.
“Doing this would probably consume even more time.” Wei Xing couldn’t help but frown without end when he heard of Zuoqiu Feng’s plan. Actually, he was clearly aware that Zuoqiu Feng was acting in this way because Zuoqiu Feng hadn’t completely let down his guard against him, and Zuoqiu Feng was worried that he would seize this opportunity to allow the forces of the Sovereign Sect to infiltrate the Zuoqiu Clan.
“Mr. Wei, there no need to be in a hurry. Didn’t your distinguished sect say that it’s fine so long as that kid, Chen Xi, is killed with a hundred years of time? That’s one hundred years of time, it’s sufficient for me to completely eliminate and clean up the internal conflict within my clan.” Zuoqiu Feng grinned as he patted Wei Xing on the shoulder in a complacent manner.
Wei Xing sighed and didn’t speak any further, yet he laughed coldly in his heart and said, Hmph! If my Sovereign Sect desires to encroach of the Zuoqiu Clan, then how could it possibly be something that you, Zuoqiu Feng, can stop? Nevermind, it wouldn’t be too late to deal with your Zuoqiu Clan after we deal with Chen Xi!
A scene of spring with misty rain, and brilliant peach blossoms that were gorgeous like the sunset.
Chen Xi gazed at the scene before him. This was a beautiful and enchanting scene of spring. The sky was completely clear while a lush breeze blew by, and peach blossoms were in full bloom throughout the surroundings that were covered in verdant grass. It was a picturesque scene.
“This is the Realm of Time that the Dean himself set up. It’s completely made from the Temporal Grand Dao. All those years ago, when I was comprehending the Temporal Laws, I cultivated in meditation here for a period of time. If you intend to comprehend the energy of time, then perhaps you can start here.” Hua Jiankong’s voice still reverberated by his ears, yet Hua Jiankong had already vanished.
The Realm of Time!
This was the place of cultivation that Hua Jiankong had prepared for Chen Xi. It was filled with the energy of time, and whether he was able to comprehend it successfully depended entirely on Chen Xi’s own fortune.
At this moment, the place Chen Xi stood at was a peach forest within the Realm of Time, and it represented spring.
Spring was the season when vitality emerged from the ground and all things started to sprout.
Chen Xi stood here and pondered deeply for a long time. In the end, he shook his head and stopped thinking.
Because he’d already tried, and it was utterly impossible to locate a trace of the energy of time by merely utilizing his Immortal Sense, Dao Heart, or soul to investigate this expanse of the heavens and the earth. Continuing to think about it was just a waste of energy.
So it was better to stop thinking.
He had his hands behind his back as he walked forward. He passed through the peach forest, strode over a winding clear stream, and just happened to witness a wisp of the evening rays of the sun dye the sky.
In next to no time, the veil of night descended, and specks of stars arose slowly into the sky. The soft cries of insects resounded through the heavens and the earth while the breeze of the night blew gently, causing the trees to rustle. It was an extraordinarily tranquil scene.
This ink black night was empty and silent while only Chen Xi walked alone in this expanse of the heavens and the earth.
His heart gradually calmed down. He thought of nothing and just glanced at everything that passed by. He looked at the mountains, the streams, the scenery. He stood still and observed carefully if it pleased him, and he left hastily if it didn’t.
He acted as he pleased and moved at will.
If he had the mood, he would pull out a blade of grass with a casual raise of his hand or pluck a few peaches to be added to his wine.
The ancient trees, enormous rocks, waterfalls… His figure could be seen everywhere, and the fireflies in the night, the butterflies amongst the flowers, and the mayflies on the surface of the water, everything had become something he played with.
When he lost the mood, he would flick his sleeve and leave. He’d slashed apart the mountains, severed the water, and he’d stroll through the area in an instant.
After that, the veil of the night dissipated, and a scorching sun soared into the sky and hung there. It dispersed the ink black veil of night, allowing the heavens and the earth to enter daytime, and then time moved from spring into summer!
The gorgeous sun hung high in the sky while waves of heat curled up, and lotus flowers bloomed in the great heat.
Day and night were exchanged overnight while spring changed to summer. What a pity that I’m unable to touch it. Chen Xi looked up and drank a mouthful of strong wine while he smiled. He had an unrestrained bearing, and his hair hung down loosely while he continued walking forward with large strides.