Chapter 1479: The Domineering Bai Li Hong
“Elder Bai Li accepted Duan Ling Tian as a disciple on behalf of his teacher, and now he’s Elder Bai’s junior brother?”
Su Qi came to look for Liu Han but came to halt outside his courtyard when he heard him screaming.
Although a complicated look flashed in his eyes, a subtle smile appeared on the edge of his lips. After that, he turned around and left. He did not meet Liu Huan in the end.
He knew Liu Huan’s temper very well. He would only be looking for trouble if he went and look for Liu Huan now.
In the next few days, the news spread from the inner court to the outer court. Needless to say, the outer court was shocked by the news as well.
It was not surprising if one of the outstanding outer court disciples was secretly taken as a direct disciple of an inner court elder. It was not a rare occurrence in Moon Illumination Sect. However, this was the first time in Moon Illumination Sect’s history for an inner court elder to take an outer court disciple as his junior brother. Moreover, the inner court elder in question was not just an ordinary inner court elder.
“Elder Bai Li took Duan Ling Tian as a disciple on his teacher’s behalf, and he’s now Elder Bai’s junior brother? Is that true?”
“The news came from the inner court, and it was confirmed by the people from Elder Bai Li’s mansion… It’s impossible for the news to be fake.”
“Isn’t Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian too extraordinary? The fact that he became an inner court disciple from an outer court disciple causes people to be envious and resentful… Good for him on becoming an elder’s junior brother. His position is on par with the inner court elders.”
“Most importantly, the inner court elder in question is Elder Bai Li… Who doesn’t know that Elder Bai Li is the only Three Star Saint Inscription Master in our Moon Illumination Sect?”
“In the nine sects in the Nine Sect Alliances, our Moon Illumination Sect and one other sect are the only ones who have a Three Star Saint Inscription Master. The other seven sects don’t have one. They would have to beg our Moon Illumination Sect if they need a Three Star Saint Inscription Master.”
“Even the Sect Leader doesn’t dare to slack in front of Elder Bai Li. After all, Elder Bai Li might leave the sect if he’s unhappy. It would be a great loss to the sect if that happens”
As expected, a commotion broke out in the outer court when the news spread.
Almost all the outer court elders, deacons, and disciples who were not in closed-door cultivation heard about the news.
In a mansion in a remote corner of the outer court, outer court Grand Elder Dongfang Quan almost spat out the tea he had just drank when he heard the news. “Elder Bai Li accepted Duan Ling Tian as his junior brother?”
Dongfang Quan inhaled sharply. He was still in shock even after he had a sip of tea.
Dongfang Quan’s position as the Grand Elder in the outer court was not inferior to the inner court elders in the Moon Illumination Sect. In fact, his position was even higher than ordinary outer court elders. However, even he had to be respectful when he saw Elder Bai Li. This was not because Elder Bai Li was extremely powerful, it was because he was a Three Star Saint Inscription Master!
If he had to reveal the people he feared the most in the Moon Illumination Sect, apart from those Saint Stage powerhouses and the Sect Leader, Elder Bai Li was one of them… And now, Elder Bai Li had taken Duan Ling Tian as his junior brother?
“Elder Bai Li isn’t an impulsive person. Why would he take Duan Ling Tian as his junior brother?” Dongfang Quan could not figure it out even after thinking for a long time.
Eventually, he could only come up with his own conclusion. “Perhaps Duan Ling Tian revealed his real identity to him, that’s why he took Duan Ling Tian as his junior brother to cover things up and protect Duan Ling Tian?”
He did not think Duan Ling Tian and Bai Li Hong knew each other prior to this.
If Duan Ling Tian and Bai Li Hong had such a relationship, why did Duan Ling Tian spend fourth-grade and fifth-grade Saint Stones just to get Bai Li Hong to act as a witness?
Therefore, he was quite certain Duan Ling Tian and Bai Li Hong only became closer recently.
Apart from Dongfang Quan who was shocked by the news of Bai Li Hong accepting Duan Ling Tian as his junior brother, Huang Cheng, who was in his courtyard in the outer court, heard about the news as well.
Huang Cheng expression was grave when he heard the news. A deafening noise reverberated in the air when he slammed his hand on the stone table and turned it into dust.
“Is this news true?” Huang Cheng asked solemnly as he looked at the outer disciple who told him the news.
“It’s true. I heard even the people from Elder Bai Li’s mansion confirmed the news.” The outer court disciple nodded.
“Alright, you can leave now,” Huang Cheng said after he took a deep breath, gesturing for the outer court disciple to retreat.
After the outer court disciple who brought him the news left, Huang Cheng had a solemn expression on his face when he groaned in his deep voice. “Does this mean the matter between me and Duan Ling Tian has to end just like that? Doesn’t this mean I lost over 300,000 Merit Points for nothing?”
He was unwilling!
Eventually, Huang Cheng took a deep breath in before he muttered to himself, “Duan Ling Tian, I can’t do anything to you in the sect since you have Elder Bai Li’s support. However, I’ll make you regret this if you dare to leave the sect!”
It was clear Huang Cheng was not going to give up.
Meanwhile, outer court deacon Deng Wei had also heard the news. He had an extremely solemn expression on his face as well. “I wonder what exactly does Duan Ling Tian have to earn Elder Bai Li’s favor and even become his junior brother.”
Suddenly, the opportunity for him to take revenge turned extremely slim.
“Forget it, forget it… Yu’er is the reason for my seeking vengeance. Now that Duan Ling Tian obtained support, it’s pointless for me to continue treating him as an enemy! Otherwise, I’ll definitely die if Elder Bai Li finds out about it!” As opposed to Huang Cheng, Deng Wei had decided to give up on the idea of revenge.
“I must let Yu’er know about this… I must get him to let go of the grudge he has with Duan Ling Tian.” Deng Wei took action immediately. He wrote a letter and had someone send them to the Deng Clan.
He did not want the grudge between Deng Yu and Duan Ling Tian to bring disaster to the Deng Clan.
In another independent courtyard, Ye Man’s eyes turned red, and his expression was grave. “Elder Bai Li? The one and only Three Star Saint Inscription Master in the Moon Illumination Sect? Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian… Were you born just to oppress me, Ye Man? I’m unwilling! I’m unwilling!!” Ye Man growled in his deep voice.
At this very moment, he realized Duan Ling Tian would always be better than him.
In another independent courtyard, He Zhong sighed when he heard the news. “Although it’s impossible, I hope uncle will stop doing what he’s doing… That Elder Bai Li is someone even my master, the Vice Sect Leader of the Moon Illumination Sect, is afraid of.”
Although his master was the Vice Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect and a powerhouse approaching the Saint Stage, their abilities were on par.
This was because Elder Bai Li had an Earth Rank Prominent Saint Weapon inscribed with three Three Star Inscriptions. Due to the Saint Weapon, it allowed Elder Bai Li to fight on equal footing with someone close to the Saint Stage even though he was only at the Saint Rudiment Stage.
Eventually, He Zhong clenched his teeth and left the outer court to enter the inner court.
Liu Huan was his uncle by blood after all. He thought it was important to talk to him.
“I know.” Liu Huan nodded perfunctorily when he heard He Zhong’s advise.
Although He Zhong knew Liu Huan was brushing him off, he knew that was the best he could do. “Uncle, now that Duan Ling Tian is Elder Bai Li’s junior brother, I’m afraid even my master wouldn’t want to offend him.”
“I know.” Liu Huan nodded lightly. “You may leave if there’s nothing else that you want to say.”
He Zhong sighed and left when he heard Liu Huan trying to send him off. That was the only thing he could do.
No matter what, he had given his best. He had done in part on behalf of his late mother who had passed away many years ago.
Liu Huan smirked after He Zhong left. “Want me to stay my hands? That’s not going to happen! I’ve taken an oath that anyone from Mound Hill City will either die or come under my tutelage… There’s no exception. That includes Duan Ling Tian!”
Five days later, a guest arrived at Liu Huan’s mansion.
“Elder Bai Li.” Liu Huan’s expression was a little unnatural, but he bowed respectfully anyway.
Although both of them were inner court elders, this person’s position in the Moon Illumination Sect was high above him and could not be compared.
“Elder Liu Huan.” It was Bai Li Hong, Duan Ling Tian’s senior brother. “I’ve never liked beating around the bush. I’m here to remind you that Duan Ling Tian’s my junior brother. Whoever messes with him will be messing with me, Bai Li Hong!” Although Bai Li Hong’s tone was calm, it was overbearing.
“Elder Bai Li’s close relationship with your junior brother is enviable.” It took quite an effort for Liu Huan to force a smile on his face and suppress the rising rage inside.
“That’s all I have to say. You better behave yourself!” Bai Li Hong left immediately after he glanced at Liu Huan. He entered and exited Liu Huan’s mansion as swift as wind in a barren land.
Once Bai Li Hong left, Liu Huan’s face turned completely solemn and said with hatred, “Duan Ling Tian, I’m not human as long as you’re still alive! Unless you hide yourself in Moon Illumination Sect for the rest of your life like a coward, there’s no way for you escape death!”
Liu Huan left Moon Illumination Sect soon after. He headed north in the direction of Han River City.
Han River City was the biggest city within the Nine Sect Alliances. It was also the most bustling city with all walks of life, and it was also where the Nine Sect Alliances headquarters was located.