Chapter 1063: Lu Clan’s Third Young Master
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The purple-clad young man was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
The middle-aged man standing behind him was undoubtedly Xiong Quan.
The moment Lu Zhao made his announcement and looked at Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan, everyone’s eyes shifted toward the two of them as well.
In just a short while, the people standing close to Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan immediately put some distance between them. It was as though they feared they would get themselves in trouble as well.
For a moment, Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan’s surroundings turned empty.
Apart from the ice coffin hovering next to Duan Ling Tian, only Huang Chun was left standing there. However, his face had turned incredibly pale.
He wanted to leave, but he felt bad leaving just like that the moment he recalled he and Duan Ling Tian could be considered as acquaintances now.
At the moment when Huang Chun was hesitating, Lu Zhao’s shifted his gaze to him and casually asked, “Are you with them?”
The moment the words left Lu Zhao’s mouth, horror dawned on Huang Chun’s face. He hastily waved his hand. “N-No! No! No! I don’t know them! I don’t know them!”
Huang Chun was flustered. He immediately leaped away and quickly left Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan as though he was avoiding a plague.
Huang Chun’s words clearly entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. However, he was not bothered by it at all.
Put aside the fact that he and Huang Chun had only just met, it was well within Huang Chun’s right to decide on his own even if Huang Chun was really his friend. This matter should not be forced.
He was pretty open-minded about this.
Presently, only Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan were left standing at the field. To be more precise, there were three of them left.
There was still Feng Tian Wu who was lying in the ice coffin that was hovering next to Duan Ling Tian.
“The two of you have terrible temperaments! Our Lu Clan doesn’t welcome you! Your eligibility to participate in the Alchemist Competition is revoked!” Lu Zhao said nonchalantly as he looked at Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan.
The tone of his voice brooked no arguments. It was as though he was a judge that controlled the life and death of a person. With just a sentence, he had sentenced Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan to death. He did not allow them to explain at all.
Lu Sou who was standing by the side frowned slightly.
Naturally, he could see what was happening before his eyes. He knew Lu Zhao was trying to oppress the purple-clad young man and the middle-aged man standing next to him.
Earlier, he had noticed Lu Zhao exchanging looks with another participant of the Alchemist Competition. He found the green-clad middle-aged man slightly familiar. It was as though he had seen him somewhere before.
“Oh! He had visited our Lu Clan previously! He’s Lu Zhao’s nephew!” Soon after, Lu Sou finally recalled the green-clad middle-aged man’s identity. He knew Lu Zhao was abusing his power for personal gains.
Although he was not entirely pleased about it, he had no intention of stopping Lu Zhao at all.
When it came down to it, the purple-clad young man and the man standing next to him were outsiders. They did not know each other at all.
As for Lu Zhao, he was still an elder of the Lu Clan no matter what. He could not possibly offend the latter for the sake of the former. Due to this reason, he chose to remain silent.
“Terrible temperaments?” Duan Ling Tian suddenly laughed. The laugh was so vivacious that everyone, with the exception of Xiong Quan, thought that he had gone mad.
“Laugh all you want! You won’t be able to laugh for long anyway.” When the three middle-aged men who were injured by Duan Ling Tian outside of the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan looked at Duan Ling Tian again, mocking sneers could be seen on their faces.
In their opinion, now that one of the chief judges of the Alchemist Competition had spoken up and revoked the purple-clad young man’s eligibility to participate the competition, the purple-clad young man would definitely have to leave now.
When Lu Zhao saw Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan had remained motionless after hearing his words, he felt as though they had trampled on his dignity. His eyes gleamed coldly as he asked in a deep voice, “Didn’t you hear me?”
However, Lu Zhao words were not met with a reply from Duan Ling Tian and his follower or their departure. He was met with a righteous voice instead. “Elder Lu Zhao, you’re not following the rules at all.”
“Elder Lu Sou, what are you trying to say?” Lu Zhao’s face darkened instantly when he looked at Lu Sou who was standing next to him.
The person who questioned him was none other than Lu Sou.
He did not miss the changes in Lu Sou’s expression. He knew Lu Sou did not plan to poke his nose into his affair. Initially, he was inwardly praising how sensible Lu Sou was. Who knew, in just a blink of an eye, Lu Sou had suddenly wanted to stick his nose into this matter.
Although the development of the situation was a little out of the blue, Lu Zhao did not give it too much thought. He thought Lu Sou had refuted him in the public because Lu Sou did not want to spare his feelings.
“Elder Lu Zhao, you mentioned they have terrible temperaments. But I can’t help but wonder how bad are they actually. Could it be that you’ve already met them prior to today? Or, perhaps, you know the two of them?” Lu Sou seemed to have changed into another person. He had initially closed his eyes to Lu Zhao abusing his power for the sake of his nephew’s grudge. Presently, he seemed to have transformed into a fair and righteous person.
Let alone Lu Zhao, Lu Sou’s transformation was so sudden that even Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel surprised.
When Lu Zhao had righteously announced that he was revoking his eligibility to participate in the Alchemist Competition and told him to leave the Lu Clan, he had carefully studied the expression of this chief judge, Lu Sou.
At that time, Lu Sou’s attitude was that of an indifferent bystander. Lu Sou’s transformation was so abrupt that he could not make sense of the situation for a moment.
“Why does Lu Sou suddenly seems to have changed into another person? What exactly prompted him to change so suddenly?” Dun Ling Tian was extremely puzzled.
However, he felt that there must be a reason behind it.
Lu Sou’s action would definitely offend Lu Zhao, an elder he had worked with for many years in the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan.
It would not be a surprise if Duan Ling Tian and Lu Sou knew each other and were on good terms with each other. However, the problem was he did not know Lu Sou at all.
At this moment, Lu Sou was going out on a limb for someone he had never met before.
Something was not right!
Duan Ling Tian was extremely sure about this!
“I don’t know them!” Lu Zhao’s eyes gleamed coldly in the face of Lu Sou’s questioning. He replied in a deep voice, “BUT! Somebody knows them and was personally injured by them!”
“May I know who and where is that ‘somebody’ who was injured by them? Can you ask them to step forward and recount the story?” Lu Sou raised an eyebrow and nonchalantly said, “After all, who knows if they’re intentionally framing him or not. What do you think, Elder Lu Zhao?”
“Hurmph!” Lu Zhao snorted before looking at the three middle-aged men, including that green-clad middle-aged man. He said to them indifferently, “Since Elder Sou wants to know the ins and outs of the story, tell him the incident without leaving out any detail!”
Originally, the three middle-aged men thought that the purple-clad young man who injured them would be quickly driven out. They did not expect Lu Sou to interfere in the matter. The moment they heard Lu Zhao’s order, they quickly replied in unison, “Yes!”
They looked at Lu Sou. “Elder Lu Sou, he had blatantly injured the three of us outside the Lu Clan’s estate. The three of us swear that we’ve never seen him prior to this. We don’t even know who he is!”
The green-clad middle-aged man looked at Lu Sou and said with righteous indignation, “If a scum like him enters the Lu Clan, he’ll only smear the good name of the Lu Clan!”
“He madly injured people in the vicinity of the Lu Clan. Moreover, the people he injured are participants of the Alchemist competition and potential foreign disciples of the Lu Clan! Such a person is not qualified to join the Lu Clan at all!”
“On top of that, his companion is also his accomplice! If the two of them enter the Lu Clan, they would be the black sheep in Lu Clan. They’ll definitely tarnish the reputation of the clan!”
The other two middle-aged men continued to chime in righteously.
Meanwhile, a clamor erupted in the surroundings.
“If that’s the case, the two of them really are not qualified to join the Lu Clan!”
“Hurmph! Lu Clan is one of the best clan in the Northern Mountain Land. How can it possibly accommodate such a violent person?!”
After hearing the green-clad middle-aged man and the other two middle-aged men’s words, the people in the surroundings began to point and talk about Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan. They did not mince their words at all.
Duan Ling Tian remained indifferent to all of it. From the beginning until the end, his expression remained nonchalant. It was as though the person in the midst of the thunderstorm was not him but someone else.
However, the fact that he could remain so calm did not mean the others could remain this calm as well.
“All of you are like villains who like to lodge a complaint first!” Xiong Quan’s face was extremely flushed. In the midst of all the finger-pointing and talks, he suddenly pointed a trembling finger at the green-clad middle-aged men and his two companions. He yelled, “Yes, it’s true that Young Master did injure the three of you. But, why didn’t you tell everyone the details of the story?! There are so many people present… why did Young Master only injure you but not the others?!”
Xiong Quan was so agitated that his body began to tremble when he reached the end of his sentence.
He did not care what others said about him, but it was unacceptable for the others to talk bad about his Young Master!
Xiong Quan’s words immediately shifted the spotlight away from Duan Ling Tian to the green-clad middle-aged man and his two companions. “That’s right! Why did he only choose to injure the three of you?”
“When I first arrived, I flew past him, but he did not harbor any intention to harm us at all!”
“Could it be that you all provoked him first? And because of that, you were all taught a lesson?”
Many people began to question the green-clad middle-aged man and his two companions.
The green-clad middle-aged man and his two companions were frowning. Meanwhile, Lu Zhao’s expression turned sullen.
“Hurmph!” A snort filled the air, louder than the clamor.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, a handsome young man dressed in a silk robe flew out and stood haughtily before Lu Sou and Lu Zhao.
“Third Young Master.” The moment this man appeared, Lu Sou, Lu Zhao, and the other five Lu Clan’s disciples immediately bowed at him politely one by one.
Perhaps, this newcomer’s cultivation base and his accomplishment in the Medicine Refinement Dao was currently not as good as theirs. However, this newcomer was the lineal disciple of the Lu Clan. His position in the Lu Clan was a lot higher, far from being comparable to those secondary disciples.
This was a clan that heavily favored their lineal kins.
“I’ve heard the ins and outs of the story when I was hiding by the side. Since Elder Lu Zhao thinks they’re not eligible to stay in our Lu Clan, I agree they should leave!” The moment the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’s Third Young Master appeared, the gaze he used to look at Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan was contemptuous. It was as though he was looking at two ants that he could trample on whenever he wanted.
“Third Young Master, you…” Lu Sou’s face turned a little pale.
“What? Elder Lu Sou, you don’t trust Lu Zhao’s judgment… But, are you doubting my judgment as well?” The Lu Clan’s Third Young Master interrupted Lu Sou’s sentence. His gaze when he looked at Lu Sou turned even sharper.