Chapter 832 Complete Defeat
The newcomer recruitment area was bustling with activity as a sea of black swarmed toward the Wind Pavilion stage.
The members of the other three pavilions watched this scene with dumbfounded expressions. They were a little unable to believe that the Wind Pavilion itself known as the 'dump' was so crazy popular...
Previously, this was something only the Fire Pavilion enjoyed.
However, when they remembered the benefits that Zhou Yuan had promised, even their hearts began to move a little.
The charm was too great!
Not only would a normal member get 70 Origin Coins, even upper echelons like deputy commanders, commanders, and deputy pavilion masters would receive a share of the sales of the four Mother Runes! It was definitely not a small amount!
Under such a temptation, how can we not move the members of the other three pavilions?
A dazzling smile hung at the corners of Zhou Yuan's lips as he watched the crowd heading towards him. He took a few steps back as Yi Qiushui and Ye Bingling quickly moved forward to welcome and evaluate the newcomers.
Nearby, Lu Xiao and Han Yuan's expressions had become exceptionally stormy. In fact, the former's usually handsome face had begun to contort a little.
The truth was that although Zhou Yuan had defeated Chen Beifeng a few days before, Lu Xiao had never treated him as a threat.
Although Lu Xiao usually smiled when facing Zhou Yuan, there was a hidden trace of indifference and disdain behind this mask.
It was precisely this state of mind that Lu Xiao was not afraid of angering Zhou Yuan and dared to use whatever methods he wanted.
He was ranked ninth on the Hunyuan Heaven Divine Dwelling List, and in addition to being the number one Divine Dwelling stage expert among the Tianyuan Region's younger generation, he was also very famous even in the entire Hunyuan Heaven. . Zhou Yuan, on the other hand, was simply a newly promoted wind pavilion master. Even if Zhou Yuan was aware of his tactics, what would he dare to do? What could he do to the powerful Lu Xiao?
He had never imagined that the counterattack from someone he despised would be so ruthless.
The appearance of the four Mother Runes would basically checkmate the Fire Pavilion!
Lu Xiao took a deep breath, suppressing the rage deep in his heart as he watched the newcomers heading towards the side of the Wind Pavilion. He knew that he could not allow it to continue or the Fire Pavilion would become a joke and the Heavenly Spirit Sect would reprimand him.
He clearly understood how important the four pavilions were to the Heavenly Spirit Sect. Although they were simply proud of the sky of the Divine Dwelling stage, they represented the future of the Tianyuan Region. It was already considered a great success if the pavilions could produce some elders in the future.
"Well done, I never imagined that Pavilion Master Zhou Yuan would have the charisma to conceal the four Mother Runes until now."
Lu Xiao's icy voice rang out amidst the excited atmosphere.
The numerous newcomers regained some of their wits upon hearing his voice as their gazes began to flicker slightly in thought. They knew that the Fire Pavilion and Lu Xiao were currently the strongest among the four pavilions.
Zhou Yuan said calmly, “Honestly, I didn't plan to reveal them, but Pavilion Master Lu Xiao's domineering methods forced me to do so. "You can't really blame me for this."
Originally, he hadn't wanted to take things too far that he would destroy any chance of reconciliation between them. At most he would reveal the Wind Mother Rune and the Forest Mother Rune and leave half of the market to Lu Xiao.
Unfortunately, Lu Xiao seemed to be completely ignoring him and had repeatedly tested Zhou Yuan's limits through one little trick after another. In fact, Lu Xiao had even engaged in the humble tactic of spreading rumors.
Since the other party had no intention of showing mercy, there was no longer any reason for Zhou Yuan to try to be the better man. Otherwise, they would just step on his face again and again. After all, his temper wasn't that good either.
Lu Xiao gave a carefree chuckle as he said, “I made a mistake this time.”
“But I hope Pavilion Master Zhou Yuan still has such amazing moves to use in the Chief Pavilion Master battle four months later. Otherwise…"
The hearts of the numerous newcomers trembled at these words, evidently understanding the deeper meaning of Lu Xiao's words.
Once Lu Xiao took over as head pavilion master in four months, the four pavilions would be under his control. Even the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion would be subordinate to Lu Xiao.
When that happened, Zhou Yuan would no longer have the initiative no matter what Lu Xiao did, because the head pavilion master always had the final say.
Lu Xiao was threatening Zhou Yuan while also informing the newcomers to be more cautious in their decisions.
A bucket of cold water had been poured onto the originally excited atmosphere.
Hesitation arose in many people's eyes.
Even the eyes of Ling Feng, Feng Si, and Yuan Tiegang flashed thoughtfully.
Feng Si said in a low voice: “My friends, Shang Xiaoling's choice seems to be a bit hasty. "We should not make impulsive decisions, but also consider the future."
Ling Feng shot him a glance and said, “You are saying this because the Fire Pavilion spoke to you before.”
Feng Si revealed a helpless smile. "But can any of you deny that Pavilion Master Lu Xiao is the strongest candidate?"
Feng Ling and Yuan Tiegang were silent. They were not from any powerful faction and had suffered countless hardships to have a chance to enter the four pavilions. If Lu Xiao became the head pavilion master in the future, would offending him here be a wise decision?
But the benefits of the Wind Pavilion were extremely tempting… they were too attractive!
Zhou Yuan calmly observed the now somewhat soggy atmosphere, and said indifferently: “Pavilion Master Lu Xiao, there are no absolutes. Chen Beifeng also previously believed that the position of being the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion would be his.”
Lu Xiao shook his head as he sighed. "It will cost you dearly if you compare me with Chen Beifeng."
Zhou Yuan couldn't be bothered to waste any more words on Lu Xiao. His gaze shifted to the crowd of newcomers and said, “That's right, there is something I forgot to mention before. “I have to thank Pavilion Master Lu Xiao for refreshing my memory.”
“The truth is that the 40% increase in effectiveness is only compared to regular Mother Runes. I can also craft a higher grade rune that will increase the effectiveness by another 10%. Hehe, but I won't be able to make a large quantity, so I can't really sell them to strangers. “I can only reserve them as welfare for some of the most prominent members of the Wind Pavilion and the higher-ups.”
"Oh, that should be it..."
After finishing, he sat down on a chair and a quick-witted Wind Pavilion member immediately offered him a cup of hot tea.
The place fell silent once again.
Next, everyone could only watch as more than twenty people walked out from the group of approximately thirty newly arrived Divine Dwelling List ranks. They slowly but decisively headed towards the side of the Wind Pavilion.
The other newcomers also crowded in. Although there was less passion than before, anyone could tell that his determination was much firmer.
Ling Feng and Yuan Tiegang sighed heavily before saying to Feng Si, “Our apologies, we cannot refuse such an offer.”
Therefore, the two quickly turned around and walked towards the Wind Pavilion.
Feng Si's expression fluctuated indeterminately as he looked at their backs. Even he felt unable to resist such temptation. However, he finally sighed in disappointment because he had already promised Lu Xiao that he would join the Fire Pavilion. If he went back on his word now, Lu Xiao would definitely be angry, and Lu Xiao was someone he could not afford to offend.
Despite this, he really didn't want to think about the regret he felt now.
After all, even if Lu Xiao became the main pavilion master in the future, he wouldn't be able to get rid of an entire batch of them like this, right?
More and more newcomers converged towards the side of the Wind Pavilion.
Lu Xiao clenched his fists tightly as his body trembled slightly. The emotions in his heart almost made him explode with rage. At this very moment, he deeply wished that he could kill Zhou Yuan right then and there.
But he finally managed to forcibly restrain himself.
He looked deeply at Zhou Yuan, the frost in his eyes was so intense that it could freeze blood.
Lu Xiao knew that he had been completely defeated this day.
But it does not matter. This is just the beginning… Zhou Yuan, after four months, you will understand how foolish your actions were today. When that happens, you'll wish you'd never offended me.