Chapter 849 Joint Suppression
When the punishment for the Fang Ao incident spread, it undoubtedly caused huge waves in the four pavilions. No one thought that Fang Ao would ignore the rules and try to assassinate Zhou Yuan.
Many people condemned his actions, but due to the influence of the Fire Pavilion, they did not dare to show it openly. But the members of the Fire Pavilion occasionally met with the other three pavilions. In particular, the people from the Wind Pavilion and the Forest Pavilion would have contempt in their eyes, which made them feel a little wronged, but they could not argue.
After all, his actions were truly hateful.
Therefore, they could only scold Fang Ao in their hearts to vent their emotions.
Fire Pavilion, Main Pavilion Building.
Lu Xiao was sitting expressionlessly on the main seat. Below were Zhu Lian and the other deputy pavilion masters. The atmosphere was particularly gloomy, and everyone's expressions were extremely ugly because earlier an elder from the Heavenly Spirit Sect had come to severely reprimand them on the orders of Sect Master Xuan Kun.
This time, his miscalculation had caused Sect Master Xuan Kun to suffer losses in his competition against Chi Jing, and he almost even lost an elder from the elder committee.
Silent for a long while, Lu Xiao finally spoke. "This time I made a mistake."
Zhu Lian hurriedly comforted him: “Pavilion Master, this has nothing to do with you. It's Zhou Yuan's fault. "He is cunning and scheming, and no one thought he would be hiding his strength."
They originally thought that with Fang Ao's strength, even if his assassination failed, it would not be difficult to escape unscathed. But no one thought that Zhou Yuan would improve so much in such a short time that he could kill Fang Ao in a single move.
On top of this, even Hall Master Xi Guang was finally unable to get rid of Zhou Yuan, he had almost put himself in danger.
If Sect Master Xuan Kun had not intervened and brought all the crimes to Fang Ao alone, even Zhu Lian would have been affected.
"His foundation has reached 20 million Genesis Qi stars, and now only the three pavilion masters can suppress him." Lu Xiao took a deep breath, his face becoming cloudy and worried. The speed of Zhou Yuan's progress made him feel afraid.
“We have all underestimated him. If I'm not mistaken, Divine Dwellings of that type are most likely variations of nine Divine Dwellings."
The expressions of all the deputy pavilion masters changed when they heard this. Nine variations of Divine Dwelling were incredibly rare, and there were not many people on the Hunyuan Heaven Divine Dwelling List who possessed nine variations of Divine Dwelling. It was no wonder that Zhou Yuan had such an amazing foundation even if he was only at the middle stage of the Divine Dwelling. Previously, they had only speculated that Zhou Yuan possessed a variation of seven Divine Dwellings. But it seemed like everyone had underestimated Zhou Yuan.
“Even though he now has 20 million Genesis Qi stars, it still won't be difficult to suppress him if I want.”
“But the premise is that we cannot allow him to continue making great progress in his cultivation level before the battle for the position of pavilion head.”
"So, next month's Heavenly Flame Ritual..."
A piercing cold passed through Lu Xiao's eyes. "We must prevent the Wind Pavilion from profiting from it!"
The benefits of the Heavenly Flame Ritual were supposed to be distributed according to the allocated share, with the Fire Pavilion receiving 40%. But an elder had delivered the message that the Heavenly Flame Ritual would take a wrestling approach and they would compete for a share.
That meant that the upcoming Heavenly Flame Ritual would be unexpectedly intense.
Having witnessed Zhou Yuan's dangerous ability, everyone in the Fire Pavilion, including Lu Xiao, no longer dared to underestimate him. They had no doubt that if they relaxed in the slightest, Zhou Yuan would definitely gain a large amount of benefits from the Heavenly Flame Ritual. If his strength soared once again, he could very well pose a threat to Lu Xiao during the battle to become the head pavilion master.
When the old man came to convey the message, he also subtly warned them of this.
“Zhu Lian, in the Heavenly Flame Ritual we need to use the power of the Spirit as a net to capture the Heavenly Sun Flame, and when it comes to the Spirit cultivation level, you are considered the strongest in our Fire Pavilion. So this time you will act as the core of the Heavenly Flame Ritual,” Lu Xiao said to Zhu Lian.
The Heavenly Sun Flame could incinerate Genesis Qi, so the capture method required the power of the Spirit. Although Lu Xiao had the strongest combat strength, he was not as strong as Zhu Lian when it came to Spirit cultivation level. Therefore, his role in the Heavenly Flame Ritual was not as important as Zhu Lian's.
Zhu Lian immediately assured him, “Pavilion Master, don’t worry. The overall strength of our Fire Pavilion is much better than that of the Wind Pavilion. Without a doubt, we will become the biggest winner of the Heavenly Flame Ritual.”
He didn't have the courage to fight Zhou Yuan with Genesis Qi, but if it were a competition between spirits, he wouldn't be afraid. After all, his Spirit cultivation level could be said to be one of the best among the young generation of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
And in the Heavenly Flame Ritual, the most important thing was not the cultivation of Genesis Qi but the Spirit!
Lu Xiao shook his head. "You are wrong, our goal this time is not to make the Fire Pavilion the biggest winner..." An icy coldness passed through his eyes. "Our goal is to make the Wind Pavilion gain nothing so that Zhou Yuan does not have the opportunity to increase his strength even further!"
Zhu Lian was surprised at first, and then said hesitantly: “But even if the Fire Pavilion can suppress the Wind Pavilion with our strength, I believe they will still be able to gain a part of the Heavenly Sun Flame. After all, there is no way we can block them directly.”
"The Fire Pavilion alone cannot, but we can join forces with others." Lu Xiao said coldly. “I have already notified Han Yuan. “We will join forces with the Mountain Pavilion to completely block the Wind Pavilion so that the Wind Pavilion cannot receive any of the Heavenly Sun Flame.”
"The Mountain Pavilion?"
Lu Xiao’s eyelids widened and he said, “To be on the safe side, I will go see Mu Liu from the Forest Pavilion today. If the Forest Pavilion is willing to join us this time, I will guarantee that the Forest Pavilion gets a 30% share of the heavenly sun flame.”
"30%?" Zhu Lian gasped. If this was the case, then the Fire Pavilion was really generous this time. In the past, the Forest Pavilion had obtained at most 20% of the Heavenly Sun Flame.
It seemed like Lu Xiao was really trying his best to deal with Zhou Yuan.
"We are not that close to Mu Liu... will he agree to join forces with us?" asked a deputy ward director.
Lu Xiao said calmly: “They really don't need to join forces with us. It will be enough if they stay to the side and block some of the Heavenly Sun Flames. Also, when we block the Wind Pavilion, you can stand still and watch.”
"Mu Liu is also no friend of Zhou Yuan, so I don't think he would refuse such a big benefit to Zhou Yuan, right?"
The others looked at each other. The plan was to completely isolate the Wind Pavilion.
Zhu Lian's eyes flashed as he said, "If that's the case, we should be able to completely block the Wind Pavilion and prevent them from receiving any of the Heavenly Flame Ritual."
It was said that Zhou Yuan had also entered the Transformative stage, the same stage as him. But no matter how strong a person's Spirit is, there will still be a limit!
This time, he had to make Zhou Yuan taste what it meant to be powerless!
And as long as the position of chief pavilion master fell into his hands, he could reverse all of his disadvantages.
Lu Xiao raised his head, coldly looking in the direction of Wind Island.
"Zhou Yuan, you think you can close the gap between us with the help of Grand Elder Chi Jing, but I can tell you that your thinking is too naive!"