Chapter 1530: Liu Huan’s Shock
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After leaving the forbidden land of the Moon Illumination Sect, Jiang Wei went to Zhao Feng’s mansion in the inner court area immediately to speak to the people from the mansion.
Soon, he found out that Zhao Feng had spoken to the inner court elder, Liu Huan, after he got out of his closed-door cultivation earlier. He then left his mansion yesterday and had yet to return until now.
Jiang Wei knew very well that Zhao Feng would never return; the reason being that he was already dead!
“Liu Huan!” Jiang Wei went for Liu Huan after leaving Zhao Feng’s mansion. He happened to see a familiar silhouette when he arrived outside Liu Huan’s mansion.
“Elder Bai Li?” Jiang Wei was rather surprised to see Bai Li Hong walk out of Liu Huan’s mansion.
Were Bai Li Hong and Liu Huan not as incompatible as water and fire now?
After all, Bai Li Hong’s junior brother had come from Mound Hill City. He was the disciple of the Mound Hill City Governor, Fang Hui.
Jiang Wei was well aware of the rivalry between Fang Hui and Liu Huan.
He would not be surprised if Bai Li Hong came to him to inform him that he would kill Liu Huan. After all, he would not be able to reject him if Bai Li Hong really came to him to tell him that.
Although Liu Huan was also the inner court elder of the Moon Illumination Sect, he was nothing compared to Bai Li Hong.
To put it directly, Liu Huan was not even worthy of cleaning Bai Li Hong’s shoes if one were to compare their positions in the Moon Illumination Sect.
Who was Bai Li Hong?
He was a Three-Star Saint Inscription Master!
Apart from the Saint Inscription Masters in the Mountainshade Black Market, there were only two Three-Star Saint Inscription Masters in the entire Nine Sect Alliance’s area.
Therefore, regardless of he or the other few Moon Illumination Sect’s grand elders, they were polite whenever they faced Bai Li Hong because they were afraid that they might upset him in any way possible.
One must know that Bai Li Hong was highly sought after in the other eight sects even to the Mountainshade Black Market.
Throughout these years, the eight sects and the Mountainshade Black Market had been inviting Bai Li Hong to join their sects by offering him great benefits, but he always rejected them. This was because he had established a sense of belonging in the Moon Illumination Sect. He was also grateful toward the Moon Illumination Sect for taking care of him for so many years.
Thus, all of the higher management in the Moon Illumination Sect, even Jiang Wei, the Moon Illumination Sect Leader, would behave themselves whenever they saw each other.
Just like now, Jiang Wei was smiling widely when he greeted Bai Li Hong. He had a rare warm smile on his face.
“Sect Leader.” Bai Li Hong was slightly surprised to see Jiang Wei when he got out of there too. “Sect Leader, are you here for Elder Liu Huan too?”
“That’s right.” Jiang Wei nodded while smiling.
“Then, I won’t be bothering you, Sect Leader.” Bai Li Hong left after greeting Jiang Wei. Since it had been half a day, he was not worried about Liu Huan going after his junior brother who was on his way back to his hometown.
Meanwhile in Liu Huan’s mansion, as Liu Huan turned around after sending Bai Li Hong off, he heard a stammer coming from behind. “S-sect… Sect Leader!”
The stammer came from an inner court disciple guarding the entrance of Liu Huan’s mansion. He was Liu Huan’s nominal disciple.
Naturally, a nominal disciple was just a person who did miscellaneous chores. He was incomparable with a direct disciple at all.
“Sect Leader?” Liu Huan was shocked to hear the stammer coming from behind, so he then spun around immediately.
He saw a tall and majestic middle-aged man standing not far away as soon as he turned around. The man was looking at him calmly. “Elder Liu Huan.”
“Sect Leader, you… are you looking for me?” Liu Huan could not help to have shock written on his face when he saw Jiang Wei who had never been to his mansion before.
Although he was an inner court elder, he was the lowest one among the bunch of inner court elders in the Moon Illumination Sect. He could not even attend the sect’s decision-making meetings, so he hardly had the opportunity to have alone time with the sect leader, let alone have the sect leader come to his mansion.
While feeling overwhelmed by the unexpected visit, Liu Huan greeted Jiang Wei respectfully, “Please come in, Sect Leader.”
Liu Huan was bending and nodding along the way. He looked like an obedient dog who would allow anyone to bite him.
The current him looked like a completely different person compared to the version of him boasting at Han River City back then. The difference was like heaven and earth!
In Liu Huan’s mansion’s main hall, Liu Huan welcomed Jiang Wei to sit on the main seat while he stood aside.
Jiang Wei did not show any politeness at all as he proceeded to sit. He regaled his majesty as sect leader.
“Sect Leader, is there anything that I can help you with?” Liu Huan stood there and asked while feeling a little anxious.
He was happy that the Sect Leader came for him, but after the excitement, he realized that the situation should not be as simple as he thought. There had to be something important that the sect leader came for.
It was impossible for him to be here just for a friendly chat.
Liu Huan thought of Duan Ling Tian and Bai Li Hong at that moment. ‘Could Bai Li Hong have asked the Sect Leader to get rid of me?’ Liu Huan’s heart jolted when he thought about this.
He had thought of that possibility before, but what could he do about it? Should he leave the Moon Illumination Sect?
He, Liu Huan, had been in the Moon Illumination Sect all his life and had rooted himself there. He was gravely unwilling to live outside on his own.
Therefore, he had always thought he was fortunate that Bai Li Hong had never been so cruel to him. After all, he behaved himself when Bai Li Hong confronted him and did not show any signs of rejection at all.
‘He should be here for something else.’ Liu Huan who was anxious took a deep breath in and began to console himself.
“Did you look for Elder Zhao Feng after he got out of his closed-door cultivation?” Jiang Wei asked calmly while looking at Liu Huan.
“Yes.” Although he no idea why Jiang Wei asked that, Liu Huan nodded anyway. It was not a secret after all. Many people at Zhao Feng’s mansion knew that Liu Huan had gone looking for Zhao Feng.
‘Didn’t Zhao Feng leave to kill Duan Ling Tian? It’s such a coincidence that Sect Leader is here asking about Zhao Feng…’ Liu Huan thought it was odd.
“Did you know that Elder Zhao Feng already left yesterday?” Jiang Wei asked again.
“I’ve no idea,” Liu Huan shook his head while looking lost, “Sect Leader, did something happen to Elder Zhao Feng?” Naturally, he knew Zhao Feng left the sect yesterday and waited for Duan Ling Tian out there.
However, it was impossible for him to admit that he knew that.
After all, he could not bring up the plan he had made with Zhao Feng to kill Duan Ling Tian.
Jiang Wei looked at Liu Huan and said calmly, “Elder Zhao Feng’s dead.”
Elder Zhao Feng was dead!
Meanwhile, Jiang Wei’s words were a clap of thunder to Liu Huan’s ears. He could not snap back to his senses for a long time.
“Elder Zhao Feng… is dead?” Liu Huan looked lost when he came back to his senses. There was shock in his eyes as he did not know what to do.
Naturally, that was Liu Huan’s instinctive reaction.
Seeing that, Jiang Wei realized that Zhao Feng’s death might not have anything to do with Liu Huan. Judging by his expression, Liu Huan did not look like he was faking it.
However, he would never figure that the reason why Liu Huan was shocked was that Liu Huan himself never thought this would happen.
Zhao Feng was dead!
He knew very well what Zhao Feng had done. Initially, he thought Zhao Feng would definitely achieve his goal, which was to kill his foe, Duan Ling Tian. He was already waiting for Zhao Feng to come back for a celebratory feast.
However, the sect leader came to him before Zhao Feng returned and brought him such shocking news.
‘Zhao Feng went to kill Duan Ling Tian… Bai Li Hong was with me all this time, so it’s impossible that it was he who killed Zhao Feng. That being said, did someone else kill Elder Zhao Feng?’ Liu Huan was terrified as he thought about this.
Naturally, he had never thought it was Duan Ling Tian who killed Zhao Feng.
Duan Ling Tian was nothing to him even though he had great talent and had already broken through to Saint Rudiment Stage. He treated Duan Ling Tian as an ant from the beginning until the end.
Duan Ling Tian would have been dead if not for Bai Li Hong. If Liu Huan had not killed him, Duan Ling Tian would have definitely been killed by the assassin from Mountainshade Black Market.
‘Zhao Feng’s dead… He must have offended some powerhouse along the way and was killed by that powerhouse! I wonder if he killed Duan Ling Tian before being killed by the powerhouse.’ At that moment, Liu Huan was not thinking of Liu Huan’s death. He wanted to know if Duan Ling Tian was dead or not.
Zhao Feng’s death was none of his business. It was none of his concern at all.
Duan Ling Tian’s death was all that mattered to him. He would not be able to eat and sleep well as long as Duan Ling Tian was still alive.
From the beginning until the end, Liu Huan did not only not suspect that Duan Ling Tian was the one who killed Zhao Feng, but he had also never thought that the ‘powerhouse’ who killed Zhao Feng was related to Duan Ling Tian.
To him, Duan Ling Tian was just a bumpkin.
If he was not a bumpkin, he would not become his nemesis. As he thought about it, he sneered inwardly at the thought of the lowly position as the disciple of the Mound Hill City Governor Fang Hui.
It was impossible that a bumpkin like Duan Ling Tian would have such a powerhouse to protect him on his way.
Naturally, he thought it might be Bai Li Hong who gotten a powerhouse to protect Duan Ling Tian. However, he thought it should not be the case as he thought further.
If Bai Li Hong really got a powerhouse who had the ability to kill Zhao Feng to protect Duan Ling Tian, why would he stay at Liu Huan’s mansion for such a long time, watching him and not let him sneak out of the sect to kill Duan Ling Tian?
Therefore, he eliminated the possibility.
Thus, he thought the only possibility was a powerhouse that was unrelated to Duan Ling Tian at all who had killed Zhao Feng.
“Just keep it to yourself. Don’t tell anyone.” Jiang Wei glanced at Liu Huan calmly and vanished without a trace after Liu Huan responded.
Liu Huan was secretly relieved at that moment.
“Hopefully, Zhao Feng killed Duan Ling Tian before getting himself killed. Otherwise, I’ll have to do it myself in the future,” Liu Huan mumbled.
“Poor Zhao Feng was in such bad luck. He was in closed-door cultivation for such a long time but got killed as soon as he went out. Fortunately, it wasn’t me who went after that Duan Ling Tian this time. Otherwise, I might’ve been the one killed.’ Liu Huan’s heart was racing as he thought about this.