Chapter 1549: Bai Li Hong — The One Who Takes Side
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Sect Leader, I know it’s difficult for you because he’s a Three Star Saint Inscription Master… Rest assured, Sect Leader. If he can prove he has nothing to do with Zhao Feng’s death, I’m willing to disregard my old face and apologize to him,” the old man replied with a deep voice.
Now that the situation had come to this, Jiang Wei knew he could no longer reject the old man. Even if he wanted to, he could not reject him at all. at all.
The old man had already made up his mind, and this was not something he could meddle in.
“Junior Uncle Qian, since you’ve already made up your mind, I’ll follow along,” Jiang Wei said.
The old man no longer said anything and allowed Jiang Wei to follow him.
Soon after, they arrived at Bai Li Hong’s mansion.
When Bai Li Hong received news that the Sect Leader was here, he was not surprised at all… He had already heard the news that was spreading outside.
It had nothing to do with him so he was not worried at all. However, his mood was a little dark even though he was not worried.
If the news was real, did that not mean Zhao Feng did indeed try to kill junior brother previously?
To think he thought Liu Huan was the only one who was out for his junior brother’s blood. He had actually missed Zhao Feng. ‘It’s a good thing nothing happened to Junior Brother. Otherwise, how can I explain this to Teacher?’ The moment he thought of this, fear lingered in his heart.
However, he was surprised when he arrived at the main hall.
This was because Sect Leader Jiang Wei was not the only one who came to his mansion, there was another familiar face as well. It was none other than one of the few Saint Stage powerhouses in the Moon Illumination Sect.
It was Qian Kong, the Supreme Elder of Moon Illumination Sect.
“Good day, Sect Leader, Elder Qian.” Although Bai Li Hong was a Three Star Saint Inscription Master and had a special position in the Moon Illumination Sect, he still did not dare to act haughtily in front of Jiang Wei and Qian Kong.
“Elder Bai Li.” Jiang Wei smiled in response to Bai Li Hong.
If it was another time, Qing Kong would have smiled in response to Bai Li Hong. However, at this moment, he bluntly said, “Elder Bai Li, I’m here regarding Zhao Feng’s matter.”
“There was a rumor about a master and disciple relationship between you and Elder Zhao Feng. I have no idea why Elder Zhao Feng didn’t become your disciple in the end. However, under such circumstances, it’s indeed respectable that you’re putting in so much effort in his matter.” Although Bai Li Hong was surprised Qian Kong was concerned about Zhao Feng’s matter, he still smiled when he responded to him.
He had also heard about Qian Kong and Zhao Feng’s matter before and was curious why Qian Kong did not take Zhao Feng as his disciple in the end.
“Although I believe in your character, Elder Bai Li, I still hope that I can get a confirmation from you… Do you have anything to do with Zhao Feng’s death?!” Qian Kong stared at Bai Li Hong with a burning gaze as though he was determined to see every subtle change on Bai Li Hong’s face.
“I’ve nothing to do with it.” A smile remained plastered on Bai Li Hong’s face as he shook his head.
“Do you dare to swear on the lightning penalty oath that you have nothing to do with Zhao Feng’s death?” Qian Kong continued to ask.
The moment Bai Li Hong heard Qian Kong’s words, his smile froze immediately before he asked in his deep voice, “You don’t believe me, Elder Qian?”
“It’s not that I don’t believe you, I just want to confirm it! Elder Bai Li, if you dare to swear on the lightning penalty oath that you have nothing to do with Zhao Feng’s death… I, Qian Kong, will bow and apologize to you!” Qian Kong once again opened his mouth, saying irrefutable and shocking words.
Qian Kong’s words shocked Bai Li Hong.
Qian Kong was willing to bow to him as an apology for Zhao Feng’s sake?
Did he hear this clearly?
Bai Li Hong could not help but look at Jiang Wei who had remained silent since earlier. It was as though he was trying to ask him why did Qian Kong care so much about Zhao Feng?
Unfortunately, although Jian Kong knew the truth of the matter, there was no way he could reveal it.
“Elder Bai Li, the relationship between Elder Zhao Feng and Elder Qian is even stronger than the relationship between a father and son.” This was the only answer Jiang Wei could give.
“Stronger than the relationship between a father and son?” When Bai Li Hong heard Jiang Wei’s words, he scoffed immediately. If it really was stronger than the relationship between a father and son, why did Qian Kong not take Zhao Feng as his disciple previously?
“Elder Qian, you asking me to swear on the lightning penalty oath is no doubt questioning my character… I’ve not stooped so low as to lie in my entire life. However, since you insist that I swear on the lightning penalty oath, I’ll do as you wish!” Bai Li Hong said with a grave expression as he looked at Qian Kong.
The moment these words left his mouth, he instantly swore on the lightning penalty oath in front of Qian Kong and Jiang Wei.
He swore he, Bai Li Hong, had nothing to do with Zhao Feng’s death at all!
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Nine claps of thunder reverberated in the sky, but the lightning penalty did not come. This meant that Bai Li Hong did not lie.
Jiang Wei immediately heaved a sigh of relief.
He was truly worried Bai Li Hong had something to do with this matter. If that was the case, he would be stuck in the middle, not knowing what to do.
Qian Kong was a guardian of the Moon Illumination Sect.
Bai Li Hong was the only Three Star Saint Inscription Master in the Moon Illumination Sect.
Both were equally important to the Moon Illumination Sect, and he did not wish to lose either of them. This matter had concluded well.
“Elder Bai Li, I apologize for my rashness.” Qian Kong was a man of his words. After Bai Li Hong swore by the lightning penalty oath, he really bowed as an apology. Although it was not entirely sincere, he still lowered his proud head.
“Elder Qian, if there’s no other matter, please don’t get offended that I don’t see you out,” Bai Li Hong said indifferently. Based on his words, it was obvious he was asking them to leave. nonchalantly.
He was someone with a good temperament, but Qian Kong’s action today had lit a flame of rage in his heart.
“Junior Uncle Qian, let’s go.” There was no doubt Jiang Wei understood Bai Li Hong’s feelings. He immediately asked Qian Kong to leave with him.
“Not yet.” However, Qian Kong shook his head and looked at Bai Li Hong before saying, “Elder Bai Li Hong, please ask that Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian of yours to come out.”
“Elder Qian, what do you mean?” Bai Li Hong asked in a hostile tone as his expression turned grave immediately.
“Elder Bai Li, I believe that Zhao Feng’s death is unrelated to you, but I can’t be certain this matter has nothing to do with your Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian! So, please ask your junior brother out so I can confirm this,” Qian Kong said.
“What? Do you also want my junior brother to swear on the lightning penalty oath that he has nothing to do with Elder Zhao Feng’s death, Elder Qian Kong?” Bai Li Hong mocked.
“That’s right.” Qian Kong nodded his head as though it was a matter of course.
“Elder Qian, apart from respect for you, I swore on the lightning penalty oath earlier is because I didn’t want to put the Sect Leader in a difficult position. Otherwise, with my temper, I would’ve never sworn on the lightning penalty oath! That’s a disgrace to me!” Bai Li Hong said coldly, his words left no room for doubts.
“Elder Bai Li, I’ve already apologized to you,” Qian Kong replied in a low voice.
“Apologized?” Bai Li Hong flashed a dazzling smile. “Elder Qian, if that’s the case, I would like to ask whether you’ll swear on the lightning penalty oath per my request if I agree to apologize to you?”
“Why not?” Qian Kong answered indifferently.
“Very good. Please swear on the lightning penalty oath, Elder Qian, that you’ve never committed incest with your mother before… How about it? Although I believe in your character, I still want to confirm it with the lightning penalty oath, Elder Qian,” Bai Li Hong said coldly and ignored the sudden change of expression on Qian Kong’s face.
What a poisonous sentence!
Even Jiang Wei’s expression changed. His True Energy began to stir, he was prepared to protect Bai Li Hong in fear that Qian Kong would attack him out of rage.
His heart was also filled with bitterness and helplessness. How come he never knew Elder Bai Li actually possessed such a poisonous tongue?
Even if Qian Kong dared to swear on the lightning penalty oath, he would never do it. This was because it would be a huge disgrace for him. Not only would it be a disgrace to him, but to his mother too!
“Bai Li Hong, it has been so many years, but you’re the first person in a long time to make me feel murderous!” A hint of killing intent could be seen in Qian Kong’s eyes as he stared at Bai Li Hong.
If it was not for Jiang Wei whose strength was not inferior to him standing next to him, if he was not the one who had humiliated Bai Li Hong first, he would have already made his move.
“Elder Qian, I just want to use this to tell you that there are some lightning penalty oath that can’t be sworn even if one has the courage to,” Bai Li Hong said nonchalantly, seemingly unafraid of Qian Kong.
Having said that, without waiting for Qian Kong’s reply, he turned to look at Jiang Wei. “Sect Leader, I’m sure you’ve thoroughly investigated the origin of my junior brother, right? Do you think he has the ability to kill Elder Zhao Feng without my help? The lightning penalty oath I swore earlier is enough to prove that Elder Zhao Feng’s death has nothing to do with me, and it also has nothing to do with my Junior Brother!”
Bai Li Hong said sternly, “Today, Elder Qian Kong has already humiliated me, and I won’t allow him to humiliate my Junior Brother as well! If I, Bai Li Hong, can’t even protect my junior brother, where should I look for my prestige to continue living in this world?”
Bai Li Hong became emotional when reached the end of his sentence.
“Please calm your anger, Elder Bai Li. It’s also my fault for not telling Junior Uncle Qian properly about this.” When Jiang Wei saw how worked up Bai Li Hong was, he began to panic. He looked at Qian Kong. “Junior Uncle Qian, since Elder Bai Li has already sworn by the lightning penalty oath that he has nothing to do with Elder Zhao Feng’s death, it must have nothing to do with his junior brother, Duan Ling Tian! I’ve investigated his junior brother before. He came from Mound Hill City, one of the 18 cities under the command of our Moon Illumination Sect… On top of that, he’s from the Mortal Continent so he doesn’t have any other special background. It’s impossible for him to kill Elder Zhao Feng with his strength… With his background, it’s impossible for him to find someone more powerful than Elder Zhao Feng to help him,” Jiang Wei quickly said. He wanted to disperse Qian Kong’s suspicion. He was really worried he would pick a fight with Bai Li Hong again.
After listening to Jiang Wei’s words, Qian Kong’s face eased up a little. However, killing intent could still be seen in his eyes when he looked at Bai Li Hong.
Bai Li Hong, on the other hand, looked at him in the eyes, unafraid, It was as though he was not worried Qian Kong would attack.
“Hurmph!” After snorting coldly, Qian Kong left like a gust of wind.