Chapter 765 External Assistance
The residence of the Yi clan.
Due to the death of the Yi clan head, white cloths were hung everywhere and a painful silence filled the residence.
But in the guest hall, the atmosphere was a bit solemn.
Yi Qiushui sat on the main seat of the guest hall with Yi Qianji beside him. Below were many figures, and it was obvious that all the important people of the Yi clan were gathered here.
Zhou Yuan sat on the seat at the end of the table. He originally planned to rest alone, but after Yi Qiushui persistently invited him to come, he had to walk over to take a look.
He scanned the hallway until his gaze finally fell on the lower left side of Yi Qiushui, where three people sat. One was a powerful and imposing middle-aged man and next to him was a young man and a woman.
The young man's body was slim and he had a handsome face. He seemed to have a great presence.
Next to the young man was a younger maid dressed in a red dress. The maiden was beautiful and exuded youthful energy.
They were not part of the Yi clan, but were from the Mysterious Eagle Chamber of Commerce in Xuanzhou City. The middle-aged man, named Liu Tianying, was the leader of the Mysterious Eagle Chamber of Commerce.
As one of the major forces in Xiaoxuan Prefecture, the Mysterious Eagle Chamber of Commerce was in no way inferior to the Yi and Qiu families.
The young man and the maiden, Liu Zhixuan and Liu Ming respectively, were Liu Tianying's eldest son and daughter.
It could be seen that the Mysterious Eagle Chamber of Commerce had a very good relationship with the Yi clan. Otherwise, they would not have appeared at the Yi clan residence at that time.
"Uncle Liu, it's so late, I'm sorry to bother you to come." Yi Qiushui said softly.
Liu Tianying waved her hand. “I was a good friend of old Yi, you don't need to be so polite to me. Should I also know why I have come here today?”
Without waiting for Yi Qiushui to respond, he frowned and continued, “Niece Qiushui, now is not the time to start a Prefecture Lord battle with the Qiu clan. You should wait a little. As long as Grandpa Yi proposes to appoint you Prefectural Lord of the Tianyuan Region Elder Committee, that will be enough to confirm your position. Why give the Qiu clan this opportunity?”
Yi Qiushui shook his head and said, “Uncle Liu, although Grandpa is an elder in the Tianyuan region, I am sure that the Qiu clan will be prepared. From the news I heard, they had also spent a large amount to bribe some important figures of the Elders Committee. So grandpa would surely experience obstruction if he did.”
She explained, “The most important thing for us now is to deal with the Prefecture Lord battle in seven days. As long as we win that battle, our Yi clan will seize complete victory and grandpa’s proposal will go smoothly.”
Yi Qianji sighed, his expression becoming solemn. He said, “It will not be easy to win the Prefecture Lord battle. For this battle, Qiu Long had even summoned Qiu Ling, who was training in the Heavenly Spirit Sect. It is clear that he will do everything possible to win.”
The moment the name Qiu Ling came out, the young people in the hall became serious. It was clear that his name had put a lot of pressure on the younger generation of Xiaoxuan Prefecture over the years.
A sweet laugh suddenly sounded from the silent group. “It's just Qiu Ling. What is there to worry about? Sister Qiushui, both sides must send five people to the battle of the Prefecture Lord. Aren’t there two places among the five people to send that can be external assistance?”
“Hey, what's up with my big brother? In the entire Xiaoxuan Prefecture, only you, my brother, and Qiu Ling were able to open eight Divine Houses.”
All the people turned their heads to see the red-clothed maid next to Liu Tianying promoting her brother with a sweet smile on her face.
Liu Zhixuan, sitting next to the girl in red, shook his head helplessly. He then turned to Yi Qiushui and chuckled, "Qiu Ling is indeed a strong enemy, but if Qiushui needs help, I am willing to travel through a mountain of swords and a sea of flames for you..."
His offhand comment sparked some laughter in the hallway.
A faint smile crossed Yi Qiushui's oval face , as if he could not hear the meaning of Liu Zhixuan's words.
Liu Zhixuan, who had been looking at her all this time, felt a little disappointed when he saw her response, but his eyes were still bright and fiery. He knew how difficult it was to win the Yi clan flower, but he had never given up over the years.
“Niece Qiushui, Zhixuan has also entered the advanced stage of Divine Dwelling. If the Yi clan needs it, it can occupy one of the external assistance places.” Liu Tianying also smiled.
He was well aware of his son's feelings towards Yi Qiushui, and he was also very satisfied with Yi Qiushui, so he naturally wanted to help him.
Yi Qianji nodded and said to Yi Qiushui: “Zhixuan is indeed quite strong, and is in no way weaker than Qiu Ling. With their help, you will feel much more relaxed."
Yi Qiushui pondered for a moment and finally did not reject Liu Zhixuan's good intentions. After all, the Yi clan really had to go all out to deal with the Prefecture Lord battle.
"Then thank you, Brother Liu." He turned to Liu Zhixuan and expressed his gratitude.
Liu Zhixuan smiled, but realized that Yi Qiushui was still keeping a little distance from him from the way he was addressing him.
“Our Yi clan has two Divine Dwelling experts who fit the criteria and are also at the advanced stage, but unfortunately, both of them only opened six Divine Dwellings,” Yi Qianji stated.
“Now you only miss one person. Do you need help finding another person for the outpatient facility?” Liu Tianying asked. "If so, we can help contact the Chamber of Commerce ."
Everyone fell into deep thoughts. The Prefecture Lord battle this time took place at the Divine Dwelling stage, so they needed to look for powerful Divine Dwelling experts as much as possible.
However, now that the relationship between the Qiu clan and the Yi clan had deteriorated to this state, advanced Divine Dwelling stage experts in Xiaoxuan Prefecture with a bit of fame would probably be too afraid to get involved. Furthermore, if they were not strong enough, they would simply waste the quota.
Sitting on the far seat, Zhou Yuan did not utter a word and just silently drank his tea, as if he had been forgotten. Although he supported Yi Qiushui to become the Prefecture Lord, he did not volunteer as it would be troublesome and he wanted to avoid it if necessary.
However, while Zhou Yuan was daydreaming, he felt a pair of bright eyes staring at him.
Then, he pursed his lips helplessly and raised his head to meet Yi Qiushui's gaze.
Yi Qiushui was looking at Zhou Yuan with a smiling expression, his eyes shining with a trace of hope and anticipation.
However, before his vivid eyes, Zhou Yuan remained expressionless and continued drinking tea, as if he could not understand Yi Qiushui.
At this moment, everyone in the hall also noticed this and followed Yi Qiushui's gaze to see Zhou Yuan sitting in the far seat.
Yi Qiushui had given a brief introduction about Zhou Yuan at the beginning, so everyone knew that he had defeated the famous Xu Feng of Xiaoxuan Prefecture and seemed to be quite capable.
However, the people involved in the Prefecture Lord battle had to be top experts in the advanced stage of Divine Dwelling. Even Xu Feng would not be eligible to participate, let alone Zhou Yuan, who was at the middle stage of Divine Dwelling. Wouldn't that be too unreliable?
Furthermore, what left them speechless was that Zhou Yuan continued to sit there when facing Yi Qiushui's gaze, and showed no intention of getting involved.
Therefore, some young men and women of the Yi clan secretly curled their lips. Although Zhou Yuan might be capable, he was not brave enough. Was this because he feared it would anger the Qiu clan?
The atmosphere became a little awkward.
“He is in the middle stage of Divine Dwelling, but he is already so arrogant.” A crisp, clear voice broke the awkward silence, and Liu Ming shifted his gaze to Zhou Yuan.
She was a little upset by Yi Qiushui's attitude towards Zhou Yuan. Yi Qiushui didn't seem excited when her brother offered to help, but why did she attach such importance to an ordinary young man of the middle stage of Divine Dwelling?
How was he eligible to participate in the Prefecture Lord battle?
In Liu Ming's eyes, Liu Zhixuan was absolutely the strongest among the younger generation of Xiaoxuan Prefecture. Even compared to Qiu Ling, he was not the slightest bit inferior. If Zhou Yuan were compared to his brother, the difference between them would be like the gap between a firefly and the moon.
Liu Zhixuan was also looking at Zhou Yuan. It had no other meaning, but I was a little puzzled.
Zhou Yuan ignored Liu Ming's taunts and continued drinking his tea.
But Yi Qiushui smiled suddenly. She didn't seem angry at Zhou Yuan's attitude. Instead, she bit her red lip and asked, "Brother Zhou Yuan, why don't you state your price?"
Zhou Yuan suddenly put down the teacup and took out a piece of paper under many stunned gazes. There were numerous valuable materials written on it.
“Qiushui is so simple. If the Yi clan gives me these things, I will be your outside help,” he said bluntly.
In the hall, the crowd fell into a long period of silence when they saw the list of materials that seemed to have been prepared a long time ago.
They didn't know what strength Zhou Yuan possessed, but his shamelessness seemed to be extraordinary...