Chapter 1548: Two Impactful News
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
One month later, a few Moon Illumination Sect’s disciples found a body not far away from the Moon Illumination Sect’s monastery gate.
There was a Moon Illumination Sect’s identity Order Token hanging by the body’s waist. Moreover, it was an inner court disciple’s identity Order Token.
A commotion immediately broke out in the sect.
Killing a Moon Illumination Sect’s disciple in the proximity of the Moon Illumination Sect and it was an inner court disciple on top of that. This was no doubt giving a huge slap to the Moon Illumination Sect’s face… Who was so daring?!
While the Moon Illumination Sect was still in an uproar over the death of an inner court disciple, another shocking news began to spread out.
“The inner court disciple was killed because he personally witnessed the death of Elder Zhao Feng. Due to this reason, he met with a misfortune!” Nobody knew where this news came from, and nobody knew who had spread the news. However, in just a few days, this news had swept through the entire Moon Illumination Sect.
The Moon Illumination Sect was in an uproar again.
Elder Zhao Feng was dead?
The people who received the news first were shocked when they heard about Zhao Feng’s death. These people were the nominal disciples in Zhao Feng’s residence.
“No wonder the Sect Leader previously came to ask us if Elder Zhao Feng told us where he was going… Perhaps, the Sect Leader had already known something had happened to Elder Zhao Feng at that time.” The group of nominal disciples in Zhao Feng’s residence exchanged glances with each other. They could piece the puzzles together immediately.
At the same time, many inner court elders who usually interacted with Zhao Feng came to Zhao Feng’s residence in an attempt to confirm if the news was true.
When they found out Zhao Feng had left a long time ago and did not come back since then, they realized the news might not be a baseless rumor.
After these inner court elders had confirmed the news, almost the entire sect was certain about Zhao Feng’s death.
Moon Illumination Sect’s forbidden area.
A cup was thrown violently on the ground and shattered into pieces.
The person who had smashed the cup was an old man. Currently, the old man’s expression was grave.
Soon after, the old man left his mansion and arrived at a mansion nearby.
“Sect Leader, didn’t you say that nobody in the sect knows about Zhao Feng’s whereabouts? Then how did someone spread the news of an inner court disciple being killed after witnessing Zhao Feng’s death?” The person whom the old man went to look for was Jiang Wei, the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect.
Jiang Wei was not shocked when he saw the old man came to seek for an explanation. Instead, he smiled wryly. “Junior Uncle, the news is just a baseless rumor… I’ve investigated for a few days now, and I couldn’t find from where or who the news came from. Someone must be pulling the strings from behind,” Jiang Wei said with certainty.
“I don’t care if there’s anyone pulling the strings from behind. I must get to the bottom of this matter… If you can’t do it, I’ll investigate it personally! It has been a long time since an old fellow like me has flexed my muscles. Perhaps I can seize this chance to move around a little,” the old man said in a deep voice.
“Please be rest assured, Junior Uncle Qian. I’ll find out the cause of Zhao Feng’s death as soon as I can,” Jiang Wei pledged sincerely and solemnly. “Please just wait for my news, Junior Uncle Qian.”
He was really worried the old man would personally make a move. He also knew about the old man’s temper. He would do everything for the sake of Zhao Feng, his illegitimate son.
“Sect Leader, my patience is limited.” After taking a deep look at Jiang Wei, the old man finally turned and left.
After the old man left, Jiang Wei’s face was no longer filled with respect. Instead, it had turned glum.
Although the old man was his senior, he was still the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect no matter what. The way the old man had threatened him really annoyed him. He felt as though his prestige as the Sect Leader had been provoked.
However, the moment he recalled the old man’s strength was in no way inferior to his, the annoyance in his heart vanished without a trace.
Besides, no matter what, the old man was a patron to the Moon Illumination Sect.
The old man’s matter was a duty that he could not simply disregard.
“I hope you’ve hidden yourself well. Otherwise, I’ll make sure you die a terrible death when I find you!” The moment he thought of that person who spread the news about Zhao Feng’s death, Jiang Wei’s expression turned extremely grave.
“Among the people I know, other than Junior Uncle and myself, the only other person who knows about Zhao Feng’s death is Liu Huan… Apart from that, I suppose only the person who knows about this is Zhao Feng’s killer.” As the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect, Jiang Wei was, naturally, very meticulous.
Due to this reason, the first person he had suspected was Liu Huan.
However, how could he possibly give himself away so easily if he was the culprit?
Jiang Wei had tried to test Liu Huan several times, but it yielded no results.
“Perhaps it’s time for me to release another wave of interesting news.” When Liu Huan saw Jiang Wei had left his mansion, a cold sneer crept up on the corner of his mouth. “Duan Ling Tian, Bai Li Hong… Prepare to accept the gift that I’m sending your way! The moment this news is out, I don’t believe you’ll be able to sit still anymore, Duan Ling Tian!” Liu Huan muttered to himself, his eyes gleaming viciously.
When the news of Zhao Feng’s death began to die off, another news spread out and caused another commotion in the sect again.
“The reason Elder Zhao Feng left was to take revenge for his direct disciple, Feng Fan. Who knows, as the saying goes, ‘There’ll always be someone stronger.’ Elder Zhao Feng failed to seek revenge but was killed instead!” This was the news that spreading around in the Moon Illumination Sect.
Just like before, nobody knew where the news came from, and nobody knew who had spread the news.
Regardless, this news was equally as shocking as the news before, causing an uproar in the Moon Illumination Sect.
“So Feng Fan was actually Elder Zhao Feng’s direct disciple!”
“No wonder he had a Saint Weapon that was carved with a Two Star Saint Inscription even though he was only an outer court disciple. No wonder he had no inclination of becoming a disciple of all those outer court elders who kept eyeing him because he was a powerhouse ranked on the Earth Ranking.”
At this moment, many questions the outer court disciples had were all answered as well.
All of those things they felt puzzled about actually had a reason behind them.
“Seek revenge for Feng Fan… Isn’t Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian the one who killed Feng Fan?” Someone said, baffled.
“That’s right! The person who killed Feng Fan is Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian! However, Feng Fan was the one who issued a Death Duel invitation to Duan Ling Tian… Even if he died, it was because he was much weaker than his opponent. He can’t blame Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, right!?!”
“If Elder Zhao Feng really went to seek revenge from Duan Ling Tian then he really didn’t have the bearing of an inner court elder.”
“Indeed! The moment the Death Duel invitation is issued, it’s up to God to decide… This is the law that’s passed down in the Moon Illumination Sect. Even if he’s an inner court elder, he would have to abide by the law as well.”
“I heard Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian left the sect for some time previously… Don’t tell me Elder Zhao Feng was killed after he left?”
“I wonder what motive the person who spread the news has? Don’t tell me he wants to say the person who killed Elder Zhao Feng is Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian?”
“How absurd! Although Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is already a Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator, it’s still impossible for him to kill Elder Zhao Feng… Elder Zhao Feng was a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse after all!”
“As some whose strength was ranked in the top three among the inner court elders, Eder Zhao Feng was not only a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse, he was also a powerhouse at the peak of the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage… It’s basically impossible for someone to kill him if they’re at not at the Imminent Saint Stage!”
“Don’t forget Duan Ling Tian still has Elder Bai Li Hong behind him… Elder Bai Li Hong’s strength is comparable to an Imminent Saint Stage powerhouse you know.”
“Then, in that case, are you saying it’s Elder Bai Li who killed Elder Zhao Feng?”
Unlike the news before, this news concerned Duan Ling Tian, a popular figure in the Moon Illumination Sect. Due to this reason, things became even more heated.
In the end, many people suspected Zhao Feng had died in Bai Li Hong’s hands.
“Unfortunately, Bai Li Hong met the Sect Leader when he left my mansion… Otherwise, the Sect Leader would most likely suspect him.” Although Liu Huan was satisfied with the results of the news he spread, he felt a little rueful as well.
‘Although Sect Leader knows it’s impossible for Bai Li Hong to kill Zhao Feng, this issue will not end so fast… Who knows, it could be a powerhouse whom Bai Li Hong had hired to protect Duan Ling Tian who killed Zhao Feng?” Liu Huan smiled sinisterly. “All in all, there’s no way for Duan Ling Tian to disentangle himself from this matter for a while… I hope he’ll be disturbed and go outside for a walk.’ The moment Liu Huan thought of this, his eyes flashed viciously.
This was his real intention!
Meanwhile, all was not calm in the Moon Illumination Sect’s forbidden area.
“Junior Uncle Qian, I’m willing to swear using the lightning penalty oath and guarantee with my life that I saw Elder Bai Li with my own eyes when I went to investigate this matter the moment Elder Zhao Feng’s Soul Pearl shattered,” Jiang Wei pledged sincerely and solemnly to the old man before him. “If Elder Bai Li really killed Elder Zhao Feng, it would be impossible for him to return so quickly… Besides, as far as I know, Elder Bai Li stayed at Elder Liu Huan’s mansion for quite some time. In other words, when Elder Zhao Feng was killed, Elder Bai Li was at Elder Liu Huan’s mansion. It’s impossible for him to be at two places at once.”
Right now, Jiang Wei really itched to slaughter the man who spread the news again and again. Before the previous one had died down, a new wave had risen again. Was he really that eager to stir up trouble?
“Perhaps he didn’t personally make a move. It could’ve been carried out by a powerhouse he hired to protect Duan Ling Tian?” The old man narrowed his eyes. His eyes flashed coldly as he said in a cold voice, “No matter what, I want to confront him personally about this!”
“Junior Uncle Qian, you… Y-You’re making it difficult for me.” When Jiang Wei heard the old man’s words, he could not help but smile wryly.