Chapter 848 Sky Flame Ritual
When Sect Master Xuan Kun spoke these words, Xi Guang's expression changed drastically, because it meant that Sect Master Xuan Kuan was putting all the blame on Fang Ao alone. In other words, Fang Ao had died in vain!
"Sect Master!" Hall Master Xi Guang couldn't help but interrupt.
However, when he met his sect master's indifferent gaze, he trembled and bowed his head in fear.
Sect Master Xuan Kun was undoubtedly a little disappointed with Xi Guang's performance. Of course, he was not disappointed that Xi Guang had attempted to assassinate Zhou Yuan, but that Xi Guang had not been able to immediately kill Zhou Yuan and had instead attracted Chi Jing's attention, making this matter more serious. .
If Xi Guang had succeeded, Zhou Yuan would have been dead, which would mean that even if Chi Jing reprimanded him, he could give Xi Guang a somewhat serious punishment. Presumably, Chi Jing wouldn't want to create a big scene because of a dead person.
But unfortunately, Xi Guang had not done things cleanly.
Surprised, Zhou Yuan cast a glance at Sect Master Xuan Kun. He didn't expect the old man to be so decisive. He knew that Xuan Kun didn't want to make this matter a big deal so as not to involve more people.
And one of those people was probably Lu Xiao.
After all, Zhou Yuan believed that the murder was not planned by a brainless person like Fang Ao.
But Zhou Yuan also knew that it was impossible to drag Lu Xiao into the matter since he had Xuan Kun's protection. No matter what, the reason for Fang Ao's death now became clear and had nothing to do with him.
Having lost Fang Ao and several elites, it could be said that the Fire Pavilion is seriously injured.
In the end, their conflict ended with the defeat of the Fire Pavilion. Zhou Yuan did not suffer any losses, and with Fang Ao's help, he had successfully killed the Heaven Obscuring Beast. If their group had faced the Sky Obscuring Beast alone, it would have been inevitable that one of them would be seriously injured.
Chi Jing watched this scene with an indifferent look on his face. “Since Fang Ao's death has been clarified, it is time to talk about Xi Guang. He attempted to assassinate the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion on the street. “If this matter is not resolved, I am afraid it will be difficult to convince the masses.”
"I suggest stripping him of his status as one of the elders of the Committee of Elders."
Xi Guang paled. If he were stripped of his status as an elder of the Committee of Elders, he would no longer have any power in Tianyuan Utopia, and would have to return to the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
More importantly, the elder position in the Elder Committee was extremely important, and each place was only obtained after the Heavenly Spirit Sect put in great effort and thought. Each elder on the Committee of Elders represented a power to influence and make decisions. If he were stripped of this status for personal reasons, it would undoubtedly have a great impact on the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
Sect Master Xuan Kun argued, “Grand Elder Chi Jing, I know that you have always wanted to reduce the strength of my Heavenly Spirit Sect, but although what Xi Guang has done is wrong, the punishment is too severe. I can not accept it. Please change this punishment for another."
Zhou Yuan bowed his head and did not intervene, because he knew that his senior sister Chi Jing was taking advantage of the opportunity to gain more benefits and was not qualified to speak.
Chi Jing was not surprised by Sect Master Xuan Kun's opposition because he knew that he was making a big demand. It would be better to take away her status, but if not, she would settle for second best.
"Since Sect Master Xuan Kun is against it, I will give you face this time."
A smile tugged at his lips as he said, “Next month is the Heavenly Flame Ritual, and this year’s Heavenly Flame Ritual is not presided over by your Heavenly Spirit Sect?”
Sect Master Xuan Kun wrinkled his eyebrows and nodded. The so-called Heavenly Flame Ritual was an annual event in the Tianyuan Region. But although it was called a ritual, it was actually a kind of cultivation benefit for the heaven prides below the Heavenly Sun stage. It was also used to attract talent from other regions.
Many of the newcomers who entered the Four Pavilions at the Newcomer Ceremony also came because of the Heavenly Flame Ritual.
To host the Heavenly Flame Ritual, 99 Heavenly Sun stage experts were required to instill the Heavenly Sun Flame, which was unique to the Heavenly Sun stage, into the Heavenly Sun Cauldron personally refined by Supreme Sovereign Cang. Yuan.
The Heavenly Sun Flame was extremely mysterious and had the mysterious effects of strengthening body strength and burning Genesis Qi.
If a Divine Dwelling stage expert were to absorb and refine the flame, it would greatly benefit both his body strength and Genesis Qi.
It was just that the Heavenly Sun Flame was quite valuable to Heavenly Sun stage experts. There were few Heavenly Sun experts who were willing to exhaust their Heavenly Sun Flame to help others. Therefore, the Tianyuan Region Heavenly Flame Ritual was a great event that cost a lot.
The five great elders took turns annually to host the Heavenly Flame Ritual, and this year, it was the turn of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
“Then I hope that this year's Heavenly Flame Ritual takes a free approach. There is no need to allocate a share,” Chi Jing said with a smile.
According to the previous rules, the party presiding over the Sky Flame Ritual would receive 40% of the share and the remaining 60% would be distributed among the other parties. Chi Jing obviously wanted to break this rule.
Sect Master Xuan Kun naturally understood Chi Jing's purpose. "It seems that Grand Elder Chi Jing will not leave this matter without taking a piece of meat from our Heavenly Spirit Sect."
It was no small matter to ask 99 Heavenly Sun stage experts to activate the Heavenly Sun Flame with all their might. Afterwards, to compensate them, the Heavenly Spirit Sect would undoubtedly have to spend enormous resources. To make up for these losses, generally, according to the rules, the host had a fixed 40% share of the Heavenly Sun Flame.
"Great Elder Chi Jing attaches great importance to the Wind Pavilion."
Chi Jing smiled. “They can be considered my people, so I have to fight for some benefits for them. "I hope that in the future I can cultivate strong talents."
Xuan Kun said: "Even if it is a free fight, the Fire Pavilion is much stronger than the Wind Pavilion, so in the end, it will be a waste of effort."
"How do you know if you don't try?"
"Do you really insist?"
Chi Jing smiled and said nothing.
Xuan Kun was silent for a moment, then nodded. “Well, great elder Chi Jing. In this year’s Heavenly Flame Ritual, it will depend on one’s own ability.”
Seeing that Sect Master Xuan Kun had compromised, Chi Jing also smiled.
Sect Master Xuan Kun looked at Zhou Yuan on the side and then said to Chi Jing with a thoughtful smile, “Grand Elder Chi Jing seems to have an unusually high opinion of the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion.”
At the bottom of his eyes there seemed to be a bit of mockery, and he said in a strange tone of voice: "If Supreme Sovereign Cang Yuan saw this, he might be very happy."
With that, he threw off his robe and disappeared with Xi Guang.
Zhou Yuan and Chi Jing looked at each other because Sect Master Xuan Kun's words seemed to have an ambiguous meaning.
"How did he misunderstand us?" Zhou Yuan smiled embarrassedly.
With veins bulging, Chi Jing gritted his teeth and hissed, “Shameless thing!”
But Sect Master Xuan Kun was extremely sharp in noticing that Zhou Yuan and Chi Jing had some kind of relationship. But he would never have thought or dared to think that the two would be big sister and little brother, so in the end, after much speculation, he felt that Chi Jing might have fallen in love with Zhou Yuan.
This was not surprising since, given Chi Jing's status and identity, she could keep any handsome male companion she wanted. However, he couldn't understand which part of Zhou Yuan was worthy of Chi Jing's attention.
He also hoped that this was the case because if Chi Jing's taste was so bad, it might be good news for the Heavenly Spirit Sect. After all, given Chi Jing's appearance, there were many existences in Hunyuan Heaven that made Sect Master Xuan Kun fear and had feelings for her.
"He didn't even confirm whether I really had someone in my hands that could be used as evidence." Zhou Yuan quickly changed the subject when he felt a dangerous look in Chi Jing's eyes.
“It doesn't matter if it's true or not. What’s important now is that he is already engaged,” Chi Jing said gruffly.
Zhou Yuan nodded thoughtfully and immediately smiled: “In truth, I have someone in my hands, but I have wounded his Spirit and he is no different from the dead. Even if you searched your Spirit, you would find nothing."
Chi Jing clicked his tongue. “Your guts… But fortunately you are here. Otherwise, it would have been difficult to extract any benefit from that old trick.”
"So that sky flame ritual?" Zhou Yuan asked curiously.
He didn't know much about the Heavenly Flame Ritual, other than that it was an important cultivation benefit for the sky-proud youths in the Tianyuan region. It happened once a year and was considered a big event.
“In the past, unless it was my turn to preside over the Heavenly Flame Ritual, the share that the Wind Pavilion would receive was simply very small. “You also know that the Wind Pavilion is very weak.”
Chi Jing looked at Zhou Yuan and commented, "Although you are progressing very quickly, if you want to compete with Lu Xiao for the position of head pavilion master, you are still lacking, so the Heavenly Flame Ritual is a great opportunity for you." ".
Zhou Yuan nodded and did not find Chi Jing's directness difficult to accept. After all, it was indeed the truth, and he had never underestimated Lu Xiao.
“Learn more about the Heavenly Flame ritual in the coming days. Take advantage of the opportunity you exchanged your life for.” Chi Jing smiled and then disappeared with a wave of his hand.
Zhou Yuan nodded. Strictly speaking, Sect Master Xuan Kun had only agreed to prevent Xi Guang from being removed from the position of elder of the Committee of Elders, and Xi Guang was being punished because he had attempted to assassinate Zhou Yuan. Therefore, it was true that it was an opportunity that Zhou Yuan had traded his life for.
"I have to eat more of the Heavenly Flame Ritual so as not to lose..."