Chapter 1179: Zhou Clan Grand Elder
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Manager Zhou Ji, do you want me to lend you 300,000 high-grade Origin Stones? You can return them to me later. I can’t wait to find out how the sword and the pill came about,” an old man in the VIP area said to Zhou Ji.
The old man bid for the grade one Life Recovery Pill earlier, but he did not manage to get it as he did not have enough Origin Stones with him.
“I’ve got 200,000 high-grade Origin Stones with me here. I can lend it to the Zhou Clan too.”
“I’ve faith in the Zhou Clan’s reputation… I can lend them 300,000 high-grade Origin Stones too,” another two persons echoed.
In the end, they gathered 800,000 high-grade Origin Stones just like that.
It was evident that they were desperate to know how the sword and the pill came about. They might even get the opportunity to obtain a grade one Spirit Sword and a grade one Life Recovery Pill of the same level.
Just as Zhou Ji was speechless and clueless as to what to do, a voice came from afar. It was getting closer and closer.
“Thank you so much for everyone’s kindness, but I don’t think our Zhou Clan needs to borrow any high-grade Origin Stones just yet.” A distinguished old man appeared.
The old man was walking in the air. Every step he took seemed as if he merged with heaven and earth perfectly. Judging by that alone, one could tell that the old man’s cultivation base was extraordinary.
“Clan Leader!” As soon as the old man appeared, Zhou Ji was already bowing to him respectfully.
The people present were surprised to hear how Zhou Ji addressed him.
There seemed to be only one person that Zhou Ji would call Clan Leader. It was the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan of Ataraxia City, Zhou Zheng.
“Please to meet you, Zhou Clan Leader!”
At that time, everyone greeted Zhou Zheng one after another, their tones filled with respect and awe.
Apart from his identity as the Clan Leader of Zhou Clan, Zhou Zheng was also a great powerhouse with extraordinary abilities. It was rumored that he was on the Eighth Level Martial Monarch Stage and grasped powerful Profundities.
He was one of the best in the entire Zhou Clan!
As opposed to everyone’s enthusiasm, Duan Ling Tian seemed calm as he looked at Zhou Zheng like an ancient well without a single ripple on its water surface.
He behaved as if the old man that appeared before him was just an ordinary old man instead of the leader of a first-rate force.
As Duan Ling Tian was observing Zhou Zheng, Zhou Zheng was checking him out too.
“Sir, on behalf of the Zhou Clan, I’d like to apologize to you for what Zhou Li did earlier,” Zhou Zheng said while smiling lightly.
“If apologies worked, why would martial artists cultivate?” Just when the people found it odd that Zhou Zheng was apologizing to Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian’s response almost made them spit blood.
How could he not be grateful for the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan, a first-rate force, apologizing to him?
“I…” Zhou Zheng was rendered speechless by Duan Ling Tian’s response. He only asked after a while, “What do you have in mind, Sir?”
“I sold two items at 800,000 high-grade Origin Stones at your Zhou Clan’s auction fair. I’ll accept your apology if you round it up to one million high-grade Origin Stones for me,” Duan Ling Tian announced.
What a rip-off!
Even before Zhou Zheng could react to what Duan Ling Tian said, most of the crowd gasped in disbelief.
Although they had no idea what conflict Duan Ling Tian had with the Zhou Clan, Duan Ling Tian asking for 200,000 high-grade Origin Stones as an apology from the Zhou Clan now was a total rip-off.
To their surprise, the Clan Leader of Zhou Clan Zhou Zheng chuckled when he snapped back to his senses. He then took out a Spatial Ring casually and handed it to Duan Ling Tian.
“Here are one million high-grade Origin Stones for you… The 800,000 belong to you while the other 200,000 can be considered as our apology to you.” Zhou Zheng looked at Duan Ling Tian while grinning. “Sir, our conflict should be over by now. I wonder if you could tell me more about yourself.”
“We’ll talk about it after I check the Spatial Ring.” Duan Ling Tian took the Spatial Ring that Zhou Zheng handed to him. Zhou Zheng looked surprised and embarrassed at the same time. Duan Ling Tian took a good look at it after performing the Blood Ownership Claim.
“Yes, that’s one million high-grade Origin Stones.” After a while, Duan Ling Tian confirmed and nodded in satisfaction.
Duan Ling Tian’s behavior made the crowd twitch their lips.
Was this guy actually worried that the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan would deceive him?
“Sir, now, can you tell us how the sword and the pill that you auctioned came about?” Someone asked desperately, seeing Duan Ling Tian putting away the Spatial Ring that Zhou Zheng handed to him.
At that time, apart from Feng Tian Wu, everyone including Zhou Zheng and Zhou Ji had their eyes on Duan Ling Tian. It was clear that they were curious.
To the others, whatever Duan Ling Tian was going to reveal would decide if they would have the opportunity to obtain such scarce items like the sword and the pill.
Meanwhile, Zhou Zheng and Zhou Ji wanted to know the identity of the purple-clad young man who stood before them.
“Of course there’s no… Hmm?” Just when Duan Ling Tian was going to tell the crowd that it was no problem to reveal the secret, he seemed to notice something. Trailing off mid-sentence, he looked up at the eastern sky.
“Who’s that?!” As Duan Ling Tian was looking into the east, Zhou Zheng noticed the newcomer too. His face turned somber, and his robe fluttered even though there was no wind.
At that moment, a silhouette wearing a silvery blue robe appeared. It was a bearded old man with a ripped body.
The old man looked gloomy at that moment, and his saucer-like eyes seemed like they could spit fire.
Zhou Zheng was shocked the second he saw the bearded old man. “He… He came out from his closed-door cultivation!”
“Who killed my son, Zhou Li?” Before Zhou Zheng could react, the bearded old man arrived above the Zhou Clan’s auction fair. His piercing voice came from above, and it was filled with extreme rage.
“Zhou Li?” Duan Ling Tian frowned after he figured who the person was.
He still remembered the Zhou Clan disciple who had attempted to rob his grade one Spirit Sword and grade one Life Recovery Pills at the auction backstage. Duan Ling Tian had severed his cultivation base before killing him.
Zhou Ji had mentioned that Zhou Li was the Zhou Clan grand elder’s only son after Duan Ling Tian had killed him.
Therefore, the bearded old man’s identity was self-explanatory.
He was the grand elder of the Zhou Clan!
“Grand elder, why are you here?” Zhou Zheng ascended into the sky and frowned as he looked at the Zhou Clan grand elder.
“Clan Leader, even I were to ditch my position as the grand elder of the Zhou Clan or even cut off my relationship with the Zhou Clan today, I’ll never let go of the person who killed my son, Zhou Li!” The grand elder of the Zhou Clan boomed with his deep voice in rage.
He happened to come out of closed-door cultivation today and had heard about his son being killed.
At that second, all he could feel was his chest burning in fury which was hard for him to suppress.
Many Zhou Clan elders explained to him what had happened then. They even told him that the person who had killed his son Zhou Li was extraordinary.
However, as he looked at his only son’s body, he could not accept the fact that his son had died at such a tender age before he himself kicked the bucket.
Therefore, he had rushed to the Zhou Clan’s auction fair immediately.
“Grand elder, I don’t think it’s necessary for you to do that.” Zhou Zheng could not help but force a smile, facing the old man’s determination.
“Clan Leader, I’ll kill him today even if he’s extraordinary! I’ll announce that I’m leaving the Zhou Clan after killing him, so I won’t put the clan into any trouble,” the Zhou Clan grand elder said, “No matter what, I must avenge my son today!”
“Grand elder, what if I must stop you from doing that?” Zhou Zheng looked serious now.
To him, whether the purple-clad young man was no match for their Zhou Clan grand elder, the Zhou Clan would be at a loss as soon as their grand elder attacked.
If the purple-clad young man were no match for the grand elder of the Zhou Clan, the latter would be in a pickle after killing the young man. The only thing that he could do was to leave the Zhou Clan and become a fugitive.
If that happened, the Zhou Clan would lose a powerhouse who was as solid as a pillar of support.
However, if the purple-clad young man were more powerful than the grand elder of the Zhou Clan, the clan would still lose such a powerhouse if the grand elder was killed.
Therefore, the only choice that he had now was to stop the grand elder.
“Clan Leader, you can’t stop me,” the grand elder said as he glanced at Zhou Zheng faintly.
“Grand elder, I don’t care if I can stop you or not, but I’ll give it a try anyway. If possible, I don’t want the Zhou Clan to lose you,” Zhou Zheng took a deep breath and said in his deep voice.
“If that’s what you think, don’t blame me for doing this to you!” The grand elder of the Zhou Clan’s eyes turned frigid while he dashed towards Zhou Zheng like a lightning bolt. It was so fast that most of the people could not even catch his movement.
In their eyes, it seemed like the Zhou Clan grand elder vanished in thin air.
The other person who vanished later on was the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan, Zhou Zheng.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Gusts of air exploding came from above as majestic airwaves turned into strong winds blowing in all directions rampantly.
The wild, strong winds swept through the ground, and the robes on everyone including Duan Ling Tian fluttered madly in the breeze.
“Why is the Zhou Clan grand elder fighting the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan?” Many of them asked in shock as they watched the flashing silhouettes in the air.
“I think the Zhou Clan grand elder’s son was killed. He’s here to look for the person who killed his son, but the background of the murder seems to be complicated. At least, the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan appears to have misgivings.”
“I heard that too… Hearing what the Zhou Clan grand elder said, he’ll leave the Zhou Clan if he kills the person who killed his son. It’s clear that he doesn’t want to put the clan through the trouble.”
“I wonder who killed his son.”
Many of them discussed among themselves.
However, they had no idea that the person they were talking about was just standing next to them.
“Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage? I guess the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan will be defeated.” The inability of the onlookers to catch the movements of the Clan Leader and the Zhou Clan grand elder did not mean that Duan Ling Tian could not too. He mumbled to himself as he watched for a while.
As soon as he spoke, one of the two silhouettes in the air was shot tens of meters away.
There was only a person left who stood there in pride.
It was the Zhou Clan grand elder!
“Grand elder… You… You’ve broken through to Ninth Level Monarch Stage?” The person who flew away was the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan, Zhou Zheng. He was looking at the Zhou Clan grand elder in shock at the moment.