Chapter 895 Split
In the main pavilion building on Wind Island, Yi Qiushui slammed the Divine Dwelling List on the table and said angrily, “The Xuanji Region is too much. "I can't believe they moved you to fourteenth place!"
At the side, Ye Bingling was also frowning. She nodded her head to indicate that she also felt that the Xuanji Region had gone too far this time.
On the contrary, there was no trace of anger on Zhou Yuan's face. He glanced at the Divine Dwelling List, then chuckled and said, “Fourteenth, then fourteenth. Didn't they tell me that Lu Xiao's ranking was not accurate? Since I beat him, being placed in fourteenth place is not inexplicable."
His gaze moved downwards, finding Lu Xiao's name in the twenty-third position. It seemed like being defeated had been a substantial blow to Lu Xiao's ranking.
To be honest, Zhou Yuan didn't really care about the rankings. After all, only true power could be trusted and rankings would bring no real material benefit.
Yi Qiushui rolled her eyes at him. “You are so magnanimous. However, this matter not only concerns you, but also the reputation of the Tianyuan Region. What will others say when they see that our strongest Divine Dwelling stage expert is only ranked fourteenth?”
"They will certainly feel that our Tianyuan region is continually declining, which is bad for our reputation."
Zhou Yuan shrugged. After all, these were sincere facts and there was no need to hide them, nor was it possible.
However, he did not argue, allowing Yi Qiushui to vent for a while. When he finished, he lazily stretched his body and said with a smile: "The four pavilion conference should be held later, right?"
He had been resting for the past few days after the selection of the head pavilion master, and it was finally the day when he would officially take his position.
Yi Qiushui nodded. "I have already notified the other three wards."
He then retrieved a scroll and placed it in front of Zhou Yuan. “As the current main pavilion master, the Wind Pavilion and the Forest Pavilion will definitely support him, but the Fire Pavilion will be a little more difficult to conquer. The Mountain Pavilion, on the other hand, is a little better; "They tend to go where the wind blows."
"If you intend to gain full control over the four pavilions and make them obey your orders, you will have to use some tactics."
Zhou Yuan asked humbly: "What should I do?"
“Divide them from the inside” Yi Qiushui responded without the slightest hint of hesitation.
Yi Qiushui explained: “In the current Fire Pavilion, there are eight deputy pavilion masters. Among these eight, seven are from the Heavenly Spirit Sect. However, you should know that most of the members of the Fire Pavilion do not belong to the Heavenly Spirit Sect. “They joined the Fire Pavilion because it would give them more cultivation resources.”
“But almost all of the upper echelon of the Fire Pavilion are from the Heavenly Spirit Sect, something the members will certainly not be happy with. “They simply did not dare to reveal their true thoughts due to Lu Xiao’s overwhelming power and influence.”
“You only need to use your power as the head pavilion master to promote some of the most outstanding members of the Heavenly Spirit Sect Fire Pavilion to commanders and deputy pavilion masters. This will not only conquer them, but will also divide them internally. When that happens, even Lu Xiao and his gang will no longer be able to oppose or unify the Fire Pavilion against you.”
“As for the Mountain Pavilion, you should do the same. Once this is done, the four pavilions will soon be under your control."
Zhou Yuan couldn't help but wet his lips and gave the unsuspecting Yi Qiushui a huge thumbs up. Even though they had yet to use these tactics, he already knew how much of a headache it would cause Lu Xiao and Han Yuan.
Yi Qiushui pursed his lips in a slight smile as he pointed towards the scroll and said, “I have already investigated the Fire Pavilion and the Mountain Pavilion for the past few days. The people I have listed are not disciples of the Heavenly Spirit Sect, and they are very talented and strong. Lu Xiao has been suppressing them for many years, so they probably have some resentment against him. You must choose who to promote among them.”
Zhou Yuan nodded his head as he sighed inwardly. With a secretary-manager like Yi Qiushui, he had things easy as the head pavilion master.
Zhou Yuan unfolded the scroll and closely inspected the contents for a while. He suddenly said, “These methods are enough to show them who is the boss, but doing something so bold and decisive so quickly after being promoted to pavilion boss will probably get people talking. As such, I feel we are missing some appeasement.”
"Appeasement?" Yi Qiushui was surprised. "You plan to do?"
Zhou Yuan pondered for a moment before slowly saying, "I intend to reduce the price of the four mother runes by 30%."
The four mother runes were originally intended to counter the Fire Pavilion. Since Zhou Yuan was now the main pavilion master, he could no longer place all his concern on the Wind Pavilion alone. Otherwise, it would lead to negative feelings from the other three pavilions in the future, and they would feel that he was too biased towards the Wind Pavilion.
If he reduced the selling price of the four mother runes, the four pavilions would benefit.
However, doing so would also reduce his profits, but this was something that Zhou Yuan did not care about. I would still have more than enough after a 30% cut.
Yi Qiushui's eyes lit up at his plan. "It's a good idea. With such benefits, the majority of the Fire Pavilion and the Mountain Pavilion will support him no matter what he does to them."
Coupled with the previous tactic he suggested, these two methods would complement each other, creating a perfect plan.
On the side, Ye Bingling also nodded his head in support. “I will notify the Wind Pavilion. "I'm sure everyone will understand."
After Zhou Yuan was promoted to head pavilion master, the position of wind pavilion master became vacant and Zhou Yuan handed it over to Ye Bingling. After all, although Yi Qiushui was full of plans and ideas, she still lacked some strength and could not completely subdue everyone. Ye Bingling, on the other hand, had more than enough strength and qualifications to take on the role.
Zhou Yuan nodded with a smile.
He stood up and said, "Since that is the case, let's go and see the three pavilions."
Zhou Yuan left the room. He knew that he couldn't relax even though he had been promoted to chief pavilion master. Numerous people were still staring at him, and if he failed to quickly unify the four pavilions and resolve all of their internal problems, the Heavenly Spirit Sect might find an excuse to accuse him of failing to do his duty.
Therefore, regardless of whether he was maintaining his position or consolidating power for the upcoming Nine Regions Tournament, Zhou Yuan needed to gain complete control of the four pavilions as quickly as possible.
If someone refused to comply, Zhou Yuan would find a way to expel even people like Lu Xiao or Han Yuan from the four pavilions to prevent them from creating trouble at an important time.
When Zhou Yuan left the room, a ruthless light flashed in his eyes.
I hope Lu Xiao and Han Yuan are tactful.