Zhanxian - Chapter 288
There were a few people coming from the Greatest Heaven Sect to visit. The Foreign Affairs Master had to be prudent. There may have been other insiders in the sect as well. Now the Pure Yang Palace had just closed a cooperative deal with the Green Jade Immortal Island. Some people came from the Greatest Heaven Sect, could it be that they noticed something?
“The Palace Master is the one who they want to casually come to see?”
The high-ranking Elder Gao Shiyan directly refuted Xu Chengxin, “send someone to receive them and ask what is going on.”
“Palace Master, those who came are fifteen in number.”
Xu Chengxin clenched his teeth and could only tell the truth, “there is also a long-time Elder of the Dacheng realm who had appeared from seclusion since a long time ago. All others are Yuanying realm ancestors. The leader is the Foreign Affairs Hall Master of the Greatest Heaven Sect.”
A master of the Dacheng realm, plus the fourteen Yuanying realm ancestors, this was definitely not a peaceful visit. Everyone’s faces had changed in color. What did this mean?
“Please, I ask the Island Master to be more cautious and avoid meeting them firsthand.”
The Palace Master got up and said to the guests, the Island Master and several Green Jade Immortal Island elders. Then turned around and told Xu Chengxin, “serve the Green Jade Immortal Island’s distinguished guests. Let’s go and see them!”
Since the Greatest Heaven Sect had dispatched a long-time elder of the Dacheng realm, it was also appropriate for the head of the palace to act. The other side had such a strong line up, the Palace Master and Elder Zheng Feng had already psychologically prepared for that matter. Fortunately, Yang Chen and the Palace Master had an inkling of the subject, thus, everything was arranged properly.
The person who came was a very high ranking Elder, and Xu Chengxin was arranged as the reception in the main hall of the Pure Yang Palace. When the Palace Master rushed to arrive, there were fifteen people from the Greatest Heaven Sect, who were sitting in the seats of the main hall.
They were sitting, but the fifteen people all had frosty looks on their faces, they did not hide their auras either. In the entire hall, there was an indescribable atmosphere of battle. Even the disciples of the Pure Yang Palace, who were responsible for serving them, were feeling like participating in treacherous battles.
Everyone had a scented tea next to them, but no one picked it up or took a drink. Fifteen people remained quiet while sitting and waiting.
“It turned out that Elder Ming and Hall Master Mao came to visit and brought the Pure Yang Palace to glory!”
The face of the Palace Master had a far-sighted smile. When he had not arrived, his voice passed to the hall.
Yang Chen’s body status had changed, there was no way to enter the main hall of the Pure Yang Palace, thus, only a few Elders followed. However, this did not prevent Yang Chen from releasing a few traces of his spiritual awareness threads, exploring the movements in the main hall. Now everyone’s conversation made it to his ears.
Mao Qi was the Foreign Affairs Master of the Greatest Heaven Sect, also the person who led the team this time. The Elder Ming’s full name was Ming Guangruo, he was the master of the Dacheng realm, who discovered the aura of Yang Chen’s Welcoming Formation and pursued its tracks. At the same time, he was also sitting in the Tianmen Gate of The Greatest Heaven Sect, called the Shanmen town. Responsible for leading tactics for the Sect Master.
It was precisely because Ming Guangruo had been sitting in the town of Shanmen and been in contact with the Greatest Heaven Sect for many years, so he was very familiar with the Welcoming Array. When Yang Chen’s formation was launched, even if it was thousands of miles apart, he was still aware of the spiritual fluctuations over there.
“This time I took the liberty, I also asked the palace to forgive the sin.”
Mao Qi was also a Foreign Affairs Master, a slick role. However, in front of the Greatest Heaven Sect’s people, there was still a hint of awkwardness in his body language. Though his mouth expressed beautiful words, his face didn’t show matching expressions.
The master of the palace had overseen the portal for many years. He was adept at handling this kind of situations. It was very difficult for the two sides to mingle with each other. Palace Master then got seated in the main position. He then asked, “Hall Master Mao and Elder Ming had come this time. What advice are you going to offer?”
“Palace Master He, I am in a difficult situation, please forgive me for discussing it.”
Mao Qi’s words were beautiful, but they did not have any embarrassing posture at all. It was a direct opening, “Our sect was destroyed, the vengeance had still not been exacted. The murderers are still at large, the sects strive each day to find the murderers, they dare not slack off even a single day.”
The Palace Master immediately reacted on the words and said with impatience, “my pure Yang Palace has also been affected with a damaged mountain gate. Like your situation, it had been very painful. The Pure Yang Palace is naturally obligatory to track down the murderers. If you need any help, please, do tell!”
These words were even more beautiful than Mao Qi, even if everyone knew that this was just a phrase to please the guests, but no one pointed it out. After all, the Pure Yang Palace did encounter the destruction of their mountain gate, the initiator was The Greatest Heaven Sect. Mao Qi and Ming Guangruo were both people who knew the inside story. Listening to the Palace Master’s discourse about it made them feel a bit embarrassment as well.
However, this time The Greatest Heaven Sect was really at a loss, they had to suspect many people. Pure Yang Palace was a very doubtful one. In the past, The Pure Yang Palace had been ruined by Liang Shaoming. Although, it was unclear whether they knew the connection between them and the traitor, they could still have a potential motive.
Another reason was the materials. The income of the Hundred Thousand Mountains had made many sects jealous. At the same time, some rare materials had also fallen into the hands of the Pure Yang Palace. This sect had the financial power to arrange a Welcoming Formation.
Even if it was not made by the Pure Yang Palace, their material could have as well made it to the outside. This could come under legit suspicion. Mao Qi’s arrival was to inquire about this very point; asking about the distribution chain of materials possessed by the Pure Yang Palace.
“If that’s the case, then we will take the liberty!”
Mao Qi had a guilty conscience, but he didn’t show it here. He immediately climbed up and took out a piece of jade, handing it to the Palace Master. Then continued with a smile, “I just want to know if there is such a batch of materials in the Pure Yang Palace?”
The Palace Master pretended to take the list and then handed it over to the Elder Zheng Feng, “Zheng Elder, you are in charge of our sacred warehouse, would you take a look?”
After commanding elder Zheng Feng, the Palace Master turned back to face Mao Qi and Ming Guangruo. Ming Guangruo also seemed to know that he was not good at dealing with these types of situations, thus, he did not interfere, allowed Mao Qi to preside over. However, the Palace Master could only show respect to him, so when he spoke, he must also explain it to Elder Ming.
“Most of the materials should be available.”
Palace Master admitted but continued, “But the old man remembers that there are some rare ones and he needed a confirmation from Elder Zheng Feng.”
As soon as the Greatest Heaven Sect’s delegation heard the Palace Master’s confirmation, the delegates’ eyes shined with unmasked hostility.
“Palace Master, we have these materials in possession since a few years now.”
Elder Zheng Feng did not seem to find any particular reservation about the current situation and after reading the list, he quickly replied.
“You have all of them?”
When Mao Qi heard the words of Elder Zheng Feng, he became even more spirited. Even the Elder Ming who had partly closed eyes, now have been leaning forward from his seat. He stared at the Palace Master with widened eyes. They seemed to be waiting for the confirmation from the Palace Master.
“Elder Zheng had overseen my sect’s warehouse for many years. So, if Elder Zheng says that we have them, then we do.”
The Palace Master gave a slight smile, ignoring the performance of the Greatest Heaven Sect’s delegates. He seemed very certain.
“We also ask Elder Zheng Feng to move these materials out and let us see them.”
Since Palace Master had confirmed, Mao Qi was no longer polite and made a request directly.
“Take it out and let you have a look?”
The Elders of the Pure Yang Palace, including the Palace Master, all had a blank expression on their faces. It was difficult to cover the surprise on the face of the Palace Master. He asked, “But why?”
“It would be good that I explain to the Palace Master, so he knows.”
In the eyes of Mao Qi, there was a faint trace of a threat, “my Greatest Heaven Sect was destroyed, and countless disciples were killed. It was due to a kind of an array. The materials needed for the arrangement of such a formation are among those. Anyone who has these materials is a suspect.”
“If we have the materials then we are judged as suspects?”
The Palace Master did not speak, but Elder Gao Shiyan standing behind him, had already interjected, he then continued, “isn’t this too much?”
“The enmity for the destruction of my sect, is absolutely irreconcilable!”
Mao Qi’s face was now replaced by another kind of coldness, “If you have everything in the Pure Yang Palace, then everything is easy to suspect. If not, I ask the Palace Master to personally travel to my Greatest Heaven Sect to give an explanation to my Sect Master!”
When this sentence was spoken, the faces of all the Pure Yang Palace elders and disciples flashed with a lot of anger. For this reason, it was obvious that the dozen or so Yuanying realm ancestors came along with a master of the Dacheng realm. This was simply an explicit provocation. Once something incriminating was found, they would surely resolve it then and there.
“If you have it all worked out, why ask us?”
Elder Gao Shiyan continued in place of the Palace Master. If the Palace Master started to talk, there would be no room for a change, but if Elder Gao acts, even if it was unsuitable, it could be glossed over by the Palace Master.
The delegates of the Greatest Heaven Sect also had this idea. Mao Qi discussed while Ming Guangruo stayed quiet in the back. If the situation turned for the worse, he would come forward like a great elder.
“How many things had been received by the Pure Yang Palace in recent years, your sect has probably counted the number.”
Mao Qi also knew that this time, this couldn’t be forced too much. After all, the Pure Yang Palace was now not the same as it used to be. Then he said, “if the number is similar, then there would not be any problems.”
Seemingly his intentions were good, but they only hid grave problems. The exact income of the Pure Yang Palace of a few decades would be known to the other party. The issues that could arise in part of this were simply shocking to one’s heart.
“What if my sect did not allow you to look into our warehouse?”
Elder Gao Shiyan asked again.
<Snort> “All the sects possessing these materials will be regarded as suspects. All must be examined one by one.”
Mao Qi waved a hand and did not give Elder Gao any face while continuing, “if you do not let us examine them, then I am afraid that will be considered as holding a guilty conscience. Thus, the Palace Master will have to return to my sect with us!”
“What big words!”
The people in the Pure Yang Palace had not answered to these words. Someone had already taken the chance to reply, “you want to check out our sect’s warehouse, then take this old me to go to your Greatest Heaven Sect to check yours!”
The voice belonged to a girl, the Green Jade Immortal Island Master. Naturally, followed by the two Elders of the Green Jade Immortal Island, Shi Shanshan also followed.
Mao Qi screamed and was about to become violent, when he suddenly saw the figure of the Island Master. Shocked, his arrogant look disappeared without a trace and was replaced by a pair of panicked eyes.
For those who were from the Pure Yang Palace, the Greatest Heaven Sect would dare to swear at. After all, the strength of the two sides was too far apart, but in the face of the Island Master of the Green Jade Immortal Island, let alone Mao Qi, even if the Sect Master of the Greatest Heaven Sect came over, he would be afraid to be scornful. It was already a big offense for Mao Qi just to dare to scream at the Island Master.
“Slap yourself with your hand!”
The voice of the Island Master was not loud, but it was not a polite command at all.
Greatest Heaven Sect Foreign Affairs Hall Master Mao Qi, even with the Elder Ming who was in the Dacheng realm on his side, he still did not dare to refute one sentence. Directly reached out and strongly slapped his own face. Then immediately said, “is the island master, satisfied with this?”
“What wrong? So, if we also have such material, then are we the enemy who attacked you?”
The reason why the Island Master appeared was because of the words from Mao Qi. He had to slap himself when he dared to berate the Island Master, and now this was the topic.
“I don’t dare! It’s just that my sect is suffering, and tens of thousands of disciples are dying. I have to find justice for them!”
Mao Qi was a Foreign Affairs Master. He still had skill in his mouth, even though he said so himself. But he must still clarify his own reason, “the Green Jade Immortal Island is of course not suspected, but other sects, I am allowed to check them one by one.”
Since the other side said that the Green Jade Immortal Island was not suspected, and slapped himself in the face, he gave face to the Green Jade Immortal Island. It was not appropriate to pursue the idea again.
“It is necessary to clear suspicion, my Pure Yang Palace did not do such, and I am not afraid of knocking at the door in the middle of the night.”
The Palace Master finally came out to play a round, “since the friends from the Greatest Heaven Sect want to examine them. Then let them look at it.” .”
Although the words were polite, the grievances in his tone were heard by everyone. Of course, the Pure Yang Palace did not have the arrogance of the Greatest Heaven Sect. Naturally, it couldn’t be like the Sect Master of the Green Jade Immortal Island and he couldn’t dare to make the other party slap himself.
“Palace Master He has great understanding, I offended you!”
Mao Qi saw that Palace Master was finally accepting, naturally he was no longer arrogant, and immediately changed his tone. Then looked at elder Zheng Feng, waiting for him to make the arrangement.
Elder Zheng Feng frowned. Some of his words and thoughts were seen through by everyone from the Greatest Heaven Sect. They felt that there was something wrong with this.
The Palace Master stared at him and asked very strangely, “are you not going to get them?”
“Lord of the Palace, these materials…”
Elder Zheng Feng looked at the Palace Master and then looked at the people present. His face shown a reluctant expression for a long time. Then he opened his mouth and said, “These materials can’t be taken out immediately.”
Everyone’s eyes were now concentrated on the body of Elder Zheng. The Greatest Heaven Sect’s delegates’ eyes also contained open hostility.
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