Chapter 502 Conditions
The originally harmonious atmosphere in the stone pavilion had turned somewhat cold due to Baili Che's sudden arrival, the Zhou Tai trio looked at the former with hostility.
Zhou Yuan’s expression remained unchanged as he looked at Baili Che and calmly asked, “What do you mean?”
Baili Che put down his teacup, looking at Zhou Yuan as he said, “Sword Peak can still protect you, but there is one condition.”
His attitude was haughty, while a mocking smile hung at the corners of his lips, as if he were giving charity to the poor. This caused anger to appear on the faces of Zhou Tai and the rest.
"Tell me more" Zhou Yuan seemed to be somewhat interested. Although protecting Sword Peak was not in his considerations, he was interested in hearing what Sword Peak's chief disciple had to suggest.
Baili Che said indifferently, "I heard that Elder Shen has exercised his authority as a substitute peak master to force Elder Lu Hong's faction to return to Sword Peak. Hehehe, Elder Shen seems to be quite impatient. " “Do you really think you are already the peak master of Saint Genesis Peak?”
There was a sliver of mockery in his voice.
However, he did not wait for a response. He waved his hand and looked at Zhou Yuan. “The first condition is that Junior Brother Zhou Yuan has a little talk with Elder Shen and forces him to withdraw his previous command. After all, even if Elder Lu Hong's faction has not made any contributions, at least they have worked hard on Saint Genesis Peak for the past year. “Isn’t it a little cruel to burn this bridge so quickly after Holy Genesis Peak has reopened?”
Zhou Tai, Lu Yan, and Zhang Yan laughed in anger when they heard this. “What a good way to put it. Lu Hong's faction has only caused chaos on Saint Genesis Peak while they were here. Do you really think they deserve such praise?”
Baili Che gave them an indifferent look. “Who else can you blame but yourselves for lack of strength? “If you could be trusted, how could Lu Hong’s faction have transferred in the first place?”
"You!" The Zhou Tai trio stood up in anger.
Zhou Yuan stretched out his hand to stop them. Showing anger in front of Baili Che would only make them look petty. Therefore, he smiled weakly and said, “The order was given personally by Master Shen, how could it be taken back so easily?”
"It may be impossible for others, but the same cannot be said for you." Baili Che smiled playfully as he continued, “You are basically the biggest benefactor of Saint Genesis Peak right now. If it weren't for you, Elder Shen probably wouldn't be in control of Saint Genesis Peak.”
Zhou Yuan did not answer, but instead asked, "You mentioned the first condition, so is there a second?"
“The second one is much simpler…” Baili Che’s long fingers touched the table as he said, “If you guys encounter any danger in the Genesis Reservoir Ceremony, my Sword Peak will move to help you, but when it is over, you have to surrender fifty percent of your Genesis essence."
Zhang Yan's expression darkened as he shouted angrily, "Fifty percent?! You might as well be stealing from us!"
Zhou Tai and Lu Yan looked at Baili Che. Fifty percent would mean that Sword Peak would be working for Sword Peak!
Sword Peak was being too domineering!
Baili Che leaned against the back of his seat in a relaxed manner. He paid no attention to the other three, smiling cheerfully perfunctorily as he looked at Zhou Yuan and said, “Junior Brother Zhou Yuan, you have incurred the wrath of almost everyone on my Sword Peak. If you do not agree to these conditions, even I cannot guarantee that you will be able to reign in some of the Sword Peak disciples. "It won't be good if they decide to cause trouble for you during the ceremony."
Flames of anger surged in the eyes of the Zhou Tai trio. Baili Che was basically threatening them.
“There have always been conflicts during that ceremony, so no one will be able to make any complaints. "Sometimes adapting to the situation is the most logical option."
Baili Che laughed softly. "Since Junior Brother Zhou Yuan is a smart person, I think you should know what the right choice is, right?"
The Zhou Tai trio looked towards Zhou Yuan. After all, he was the current chief disciple, and his decision would represent the numerous disciples of Saint Genesis Peak.
Zhou Yuan rubbed the cup of hot tea, as a faint smile appeared on his face. He looked at Baili Che, seemingly relaxed, yet arrogant, as he extended a finger and gently moved it back and forth. "The first condition, I refuse."
"As for the second, we will not hand over even ten percent."
His response was direct.
The Zhou Tai trio breathed a slight sigh of relief. If Zhou Yuan had agreed, Saint Genesis Peak would become a laughingstock.
Baili Che continued to lean on the back of the chair, his playful expression unchanged. He was obviously not surprised by Zhou Yuan's response as he sighed dramatically and said, “Junior Brother Zhou Yuan is really similar to a newborn calf that is not afraid of a tiger. Such courage is truly admirable.”
He stood up and smiled. "Does this mean the discussion is over?"
Zhou Yuan raised his cup and pointed outside. “Please, if there is no need in the future, Senior Brother Baili Che should minimize visits to Saint Genesis Peak. Our humble abode is too neglected for a great god like you.”
Baili Che's eyes narrowed. His body leaned forward slightly, invading Zhou Yuan's personal space as he looked down at the latter and said, “Junior Brother Zhou Yuan, although you have become the core disciple of Saint Genesis Peak, do you really think you have the capabilities?” qualifications to talk to me that way?”
The instant his last word sounded, a sharp and powerful wave of Genesis Qi surged violently from his body, its force causing the Zhou Tai trio to stagger backwards.
Zhou Yuan's clothes also began to flutter violently, however, jade light instantly rose from his skin, while silver light flashed within his body. His figure was similar to a mountain, rising majestically in the violent storm.
The table between them could not withstand the pressure of Genesis Qi as countless cracks quickly appeared.
"Baili Che, this is the Holy Genesis Peak, so don't push your luck!" Zhou Tai shouted, his complexion an angry green.
Baili Che laughed softly as the terrifying Genesis Qi undulations receded. He had no intention of starting a fight, and simply wanted to intimidate Zhou Yuan.
However, Zhou Yuan had remained intact in the face of his Genesis Qi pressure, an observation that slightly surprised Baili Che. Having defeated Yuan Hong, this guy had some ability.
Zhou Yuan rubbed his palms as he raised his head and said, “Senior Brother Baili wants to play a little?”
Baili Che looked deeply at Zhou Yuan. “There is no need to be so anxious, I am sure we will have our chance. When the time comes, Senior Brother will let you know that there are rankings even among top disciples.”
After finishing, he turned around and left the stone pavilion.
Zhou Yuan looked at the former's back as he slowly said, "Big Brother Baili, go back and tell them that Sword Peak should not be too bossy, and Saint Genesis Peak will not depend on anyone in the upcoming Genesis Reservoir Ceremony."
“However, if the Sword Peak is too domineering, don't forget that even a rabbit will bite when cornered. “Who knows, Sword Peak may end up worse than before.”
Baili Che's footsteps paused, tilting his head back as a mocking angle rose from the corners of his lips.
“Since you know that you are a rabbit, wait obediently to be slaughtered. Trying to jump and fight will only annoy others..."
"Also, do you really think that people like you have the qualifications to make my Sword Peak suffer?"
With a soft chuckle, he disdainfully shook his head as he soared into the sky on his Genesis Qi.
Zhou Yuan's eyes narrowed slightly, a dangerous glow flickering within them as he watched the former leave. Instead of coming here to discuss conditions, it had been more akin to declaring war.
Baili Che was clearly telling them that Sword Peak was in a bad mood and was going to release his anger on Holy Genesis Peak during the Genesis deposit ceremony.
Zhou Yuan's finger slammed the table, causing it to shatter and turn into dust as his gaze turned cold and deadly like a blade.
"If you want to play... Do you really think I'll be afraid?"