Chapter 1501: Propitiation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This abrupt message from the guard struck Ouyang Ba, Ouyang Ji, and Ouyang Ruo dumb until they were rooted to the ground.
The Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters?
They had taken Ouyang Qing as a captive?
“Brother, what have you done actually? Why did you pick a fight with the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters?” Ouyang Ruo’s heart gave a quiver and at the same time, she sneaked a glance at Ouyang Ba. However, she realized that her father had also been taken by surprise and was not able to return to his senses for a long time.
Gasping to himself, Ouyang Ji asked the guard in front in a deep voice, “Are you sure that he’s from the Nine Sect Alliances?”
“He said so himself,” answered the guard.
Upon hearing that, Ouyang Ji knew that this must be indeed true. Nobody would dare to impersonate as a Nine Sect Alliances’ personnel in the area within the Nine Sect Alliances’ district, let alone go to their Ouyang Clan under impersonation.
“Clan Leader…” Taking a deep breath, Ouyang Ji looked at Ouyang Ba, completely understanding his feelings now.
“Swine! Swine!” Finally, Ouyang Ba returned to his senses. At once, his face turned horribly grave.
It had never crossed his mind that his son had first offended a handsome, talented, young man who might have come from a seventh-rated force and now he had actually pick trouble with the Nine Sect Alliances. The Nine Sect Alliances was the alliance formed by nine great seventh-rated forces.
Besides, almost all of their Ouyang Clan’s industrial properties in Han River City were actually affiliated under the Nine Sect Alliances.
With just one order from the Nine Sect Alliances, their Ouyang Clan would instantly have their name wiped out from Han River City.
Without any hesitation or even telling anything to the rest of the people, Ouyang Ba’s body flashed and disappeared on the spot. He headed straight to the Nine Sect Alliances.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had also been thrown to the back of his mind now. To him, the matter regarding the Nine Sect Alliances was the most critical issue now.
“This time, I’m sure that the Great Young Master wouldn’t have a good time anymore even if he comes back,” Ouyang Ji sighed.
Upon hearing that, hint of worries could also be seen in Ouyang Ruo’s eyes. She was worried about her brother Ouyang Qing.
On the way to the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters, Ouyang Ba replayed many possible scenes that could take place after he arrived there in his mind. He had already prepared to help clean up the mess of his useless son.
However, when he found out about the trouble that his son had made, he almost fainted on the spot.
“Elder Hui, is there any misunderstanding? I know my rebellious son very well. Even if he has 100 balls, it’s still very unlikely for him to have any bad intention towards that talented disciple of your sect.” After Dong Hui learned about the disaster that his son had caused, Ouyang Ba refused to believe it right away.
Although his son was arrogant and foppish, he was not a brainless idiot.
He was certain about that.
“What? Do you think that I’m slandering your son now, Clan Leader Ouyang?” Dong Hui asked indifferently.
“No, I don’t dare to!” Although Ouyang Ba actually had this thought in his mind, he dared not voice it out loud at all. “I just feel that this is kinda impossible. Even though my unfilial son is unruly, he’ll definitely not dare to pick any fight with that talented disciple, Duan Ling Tian, from your sect.”
“Clan Leader Ouyang, it looks like you’ve underestimated your son.” After taking a good look at Ouyang Ba, Dong Hui turned towards the inner chamber right away. “Junior Brother Duan, bring him out so that we can have a direct confrontation and let the Clan Leader of the Ouyang Clan know that it’s beneath our Moon Illumination Sect to slander their Ouyang Clan.”
When Dong Hui opened his mouth, Ouyang Ba also turned to look at the inner chamber.
When he saw the figure walking out of the inner chamber, he was immediately dumbfounded. “L-Little Brother Duan?”
He knew this purple-clad young man in front. They had just met yesterday and he had just planned to go to his inn that morning to apologize to him.
However, because his son had offended the Nine Sect Alliances, he could only come and clean his son’s mess up now first.
When he heard that his son had actually tried to kill Duan Ling Tian from the Moon Illumination Sect, he was scared out of his wits. At that instant, his heart almost leaped out of his chest.
Of course, the name Duan Ling Tian was not unfamiliar to him.
He was a remarkable outer court disciple from the Moon Illumination Sect and was ranked as the 66th powerhouse on the Earth Rankings. Besides, he had also been taken in as a Junior Brother by the Moon Illumination Sect Elder, Bai Li Hong.
Bai Li Hong was a renowned person in the Nine Sect Alliances’ districts. He was one of the only two Three-Star Saint Inscription Masters in the area. His position was so special that even the Moon Illumination Sect Leader had to treat him politely too.
This was a person whom he needed to look up to.
Even if he came across this person’s Junior Brother, he would have to bow in front of him too.
Yet, his son actually wanted to kill him?
He dared not believe this at all.
“Hmph! With the identity that my Junior Brother Duan possesses, do you think you’re even worthy of calling him ‘brother’?” Dong Hui snorted coldly.
At once, Ouyang Ba instantly corrected himself. When he looked at Duan Ling Tian again, respect was seen in his eyes right away. “I’m Ouyang Ba, the Ouyang Clan Leader of Han River City. Good morning to you, Young Master Duan! I didn’t know about your identity yesterday. Sorry for my slacking off. Please forgive me, Young Master Duan.”
Right at that moment, Ouyang Ba’s heart was filled with tempestuous waves.
It had never crossed his mind that the handsome, talented, young man, whom he suspected was from a seventh-rated force that rescued his daughter from the Jiuqi Mountain Range, would turn out to be actually Duan Ling Tian from the Moon Illumination Sect. He was the person whose name had spread out to the entire Nine Sect Alliances’ district these past few months.
At that moment, in his heart, he was already scolding her daughter for being an idiot!
Had it not been for her offending Duan Ling Tian in the Jiuqu Mountain Range, their Ouyang Clan might have been able to hitch a ride on his fame.
With Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent, along with Bai Li Hong’s support behind him, it was not impossible for him to become the Moon Illumination Sect Leader in the future.
Duan Ling Tian casually threw Ouyang Qing to the ground by the side as though he was just throwing trash. Looking at Ouyang Ba, he remarked in a calm tone, “Clan Leader Ouyang, I can see that you look quite well together. It looks like you had quite a good night’s sleep yesterday.”
Right now, besides speaking in a calm tone, his face was equally calm as well with no signs of anger at all.
Just as Ouyang Qing was being carried out by Duan Ling Tian and saw Ouyang Ba, he instantly sent a True Energy Voice Transmission to Ouyang Ba to save him. “Father! Save me! Save me! I don’t want to die! I don’t want to die! Father, I’m your only son, so you can’t give up on me!”
However, in the face of his cries, Ouyang Ba merely glared at him nastily and did not bother about him.
From the very beginning, Ouyang Ba’s attention had been fixated on Duan Ling Tian because he knew that Duan Ling Tian was the key person in this matter. As long as he managed to calm his rage down, there might be a possibility of solving this matter.
At this point, he already believed that his son wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian.
Of course, he also knew that his son had only done this because he had no clue about Duan Ling Tian’s identity.
After all, before this, they only knew that this purple-clad young man in front had the surname “Duan”. They had no idea that he was that Duan Ling Tian whose fame had spread out to the Nine Sect Alliances’ district recently.
He believed that if Duan Ling Tian had told them his name that day, his son would have never gone against him.
At this moment, he could not help but feel that his heart was filled with resentment against Duan Ling Tian.
Was this not like dressing up as a pig to catch a tiger?
Of course, although he resented him in his heart, he did not dare to say it out loud at all.
When Ouyang Ba heard how Duan Ling Tian remarked that he had slept well last night, he responded unconsciously, “Not bad.”
“Clan Leader Ouyang, you had a good night’s sleep, but I couldn’t sleep at all the entire night… All of these was thanks to your Great Young Master and Second Elder of the Ouyang Clan,” said Duan Ling Tian, glancing indifferently at Ouyang Ba.
“Second Elder?” When Ouyang Ba heard him, his face turned grave right away before he instantly glared at Ouyang Qing. “You unfilial son! How dare you actually pull Second Elder into this matter?”
Right now, Ouyang Ba finally realized that this matter had been more complicated than he had imagined.
If it were just his son, he would not have been able to kill Duan Ling Tian with his strength but now that Ouyang Shan, the Second Elder of their Ouyang Clan was involved in this matter, he finally realized just how serious this matter was.
“Father, I merely told Ouyang Shan about Duan Lin… I mean, Young Master Duan’s matter. Who knows he would actually be interested in the Saint Weapon that’s inscribed with Three-Star Saint Inscriptions in Young Master Duan’s hand and wanted to kill him?” Right now, when Ouyang Qing mentioned Duan Ling Tian, he was smart enough to change his title of address.
As for his Grandpa Shan, he was now called by his name directly instead.
“Thank goodness that blessed are all the good men as Young Master Duan had a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman with him. Otherwise, he would’ve been dead in Ouyang Shan’s hands,” Ouyang Qing told Ouyang Ba. As he was explaining, anger was apparent on his face, as though he was really worried about Duan Ling Tian.
Of course, Ouyang Ba knew his own son well.
He would never believe Ouyang Qing’s words because the Second Elder of their Ouyang Clan was a person who would never do such a risky thing.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had not told them about his identity before this, they were already almost certain that he was from a seventh-rated force.
As it turned out, their speculation was correct. Duan Ling Tian was indeed from a seventh-rated force. Not only that but the seventh-rated force that he was in held an unordinary position!
Of course, under such circumstances, Ouyang Ba would never refute Ouyang Qing’s words since Ouyang Qing was still his son no matter what.
No matter how much of a brute his son was, he was still unwilling to watch him die.
“Where’s the Second Elder now?” Ouyang Ba asked Ouyang Qing using his True Energy voice Transmission. In his opinion, even if he faced the force of a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman, Ouyang Shan, their Second Elder of the Ouyang Clan, should still be able to survive even though he could not fight it.
“Father, Grandpa Shan has died. He died under Duan Ling Tian’s Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman! At that critical moment, Grandpa Shan didn’t seem to think that the Dao Talisman that Duan Ling Tian threw out would turn out to be a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman,” Ouyang Qing replied in his True Energy Voice Transmission, almost in tears.
“Wait a minute! Why would Duan Ling Tian have a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman? Even in the Nine Sect Alliances’ district, only the Profound Talisman Sect and the Mountainshade Black Market have the Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman… On top of that, they usually won’t give their Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman to outsiders.” At this moment, Ouyang Ba had returned to his senses and started to realize this.
Not only Ouyang Ba, but even Dong Hui was also stunned as well. “T-Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman? Could Senior Brother Bai Li Hong have given it to Junior Brother Duan?”