Chapter 903 Peacefully Cultivating the Four Spiritual Runes
Half a month passed since Zhou Yuan had obtained the small Saint technique, Yin Yang Lightning Rune.
During this period, great changes occurred in the four pavilions.
First, the Fire Pavilion. After Zhou Yuan's interference, almost half of his upper echelon was replaced, a change that undoubtedly caused huge ripples. The new blood was not in the same camp as Zhu Lian and the other old guards. After all, the new blood had essentially dug into the foundation of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
Therefore, after some discussion, Zhu Lian, Zuo Ya, and the other Heavenly Spirit Sect disciples chose to oppose the new guys from various angles.
Although Lu Xiao barely appeared today, he still belonged to the Celestial Spirit Sect faction and thus, he silently acknowledged the actions of Zhu Lian, Zuo Ya and the others. This undoubtedly placed the non-Celestial Spirit Sect side under a great deal of pressure. After all, they naturally could not compare with the Heavenly Spirit Sect in terms of strength and resources.
Any random superior invited by these Heavenly Spirit Sect disciples would put tremendous pressure on the non-Heavenly Spirit Sect side.
Fortunately, they knew that Lu Xiao was no longer the strongest in the four pavilions… and they had no choice!
The new head pavilion master was the true backbone of the four pavilions.
Therefore, the upper echelon of non-Fire Pavilion Heavenly Spirit Sect began to join Zhou Yuan.
Zhou Yuan was already expecting that result. He quickly made his position clear and reprimanded Zhu Lian, Zuo Ya and the others. As a result, they did not dare to act too brazenly.
Most of the ordinary members of the Fire Pavilion also began to join Zhou Yuan's side, increasing his influence and authority in the Fire Pavilion. Any order he gave now would spread smoothly throughout the Fire Pavilion.
Zhu Lian and Zuo Ya became desperate at these changes. In the end, Zuo Ya could no longer contain himself and escalated this situation to the higher-ups of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.
Sect Master Xuan Kun did not step forward personally, but under his tacit recognition, several of the Heavenly Spirit Sect's seniors began to put pressure on Tianyuan Utopia, saying that Zhou Yuan had disturbed the peace in Tianyuan ! the four pavilions and that he was not worthy of the position of chief pavilion master!
However, such actions did not bear much fruit. Not only did Chi Jing step forward to suppress them, but even Grand Elder Mu Ni, who usually did not interfere in the affairs of Tianyuan Utopia, spoke. Most of the members of the Fire Pavilion were not disciples of the Heavenly Spirit Sect after all, and if they all supported Zhou Yuan, there was not much that the Heavenly Spirit Sect could find fault with.
Faced with the open support of two great elders, the superiors of the Heavenly Spirit Sect could only recoil in resentment. It was said that even Sect Master Xuan Kun did not look very good during those few days.
In his anger, Sect Master Xuan Kun fiercely reprimanded Lu Xiao, Zhu Lian, Zuo Ya and the others. The words 'useless' were printed in their heads.
Zhu Lian, Zuo Ya and the rest finally gave up, and the morale of the Heavenly Spirit Sect disciples in the Fire Pavilion dropped drastically.
The Fire Pavilion's resistance collapsed along with Zhou Yuan's biggest threat among the four pavilions.
The day after the Fire Pavilion matter ended, the mountain pavilion master Han Yuan personally visited Zhou Yuan. His position was clear. Zhou Yuan had paralyzed even the Fire Pavilion, and if he still did not recognize the situation, the fate of the Mountain Pavilion would be much worse. Therefore, Han Yuan, as discreet as usual, quickly decided to submit.
Zhou Yuan did not take things too far. He only gave a small punishment before allowing Han Yuan to leave.
Finally there was a clear direction in the four pavilions. From then on, Zhou Yuan's voice would be the loudest in the four pavilions!
With the situation slowly stabilizing, Zhou Yuan abandoned his responsibilities, leaving everything to Yi Qiushui as he entered secluded cultivation.
Four Spirits Origin Tower, the mountain district.
Zhou Yuan finally selected the mountain spirit rune for his third spirit rune.
The mountain spirit rune could increase the physical body, while the forest spirit rune could enhance recovery, something that was less desirable for Zhou Yuan since he already had the Taiyi Green Wood Mark.
In the mountainous district, a yellow mist filled the sky.
It was not real fog, but countless specks of sand. Specks filled the ground, buzzing freely around the area. The Genesis marks of the mountain spirit rune were hidden within them.
The grains of sand were tiny but hard as steel. When they passed through one's body, they created countless small bloody holes. When the sand fuses with one's blood, the Genesis marks within are slowly assimilated into the body.
Zhou Yuan sat on the top of a barren mountain and struck his body with a high-grade Mountain Mother Rune. With a wave of his sleeve, more than a thousand origin coins appeared and began to burn.
In the next instant, a sand tornado descended from the sky, heading straight towards Zhou Yuan's location.
Zhou Yuan calmly looked at the yellow Dragon-like sand tornado and slowly closed his eyes, allowing the torrential sandstorm to envelop his body.
Zhou Yuan spent an entire month forming the mountain spirit rune.
The process was not difficult. After all, he had experience with the wind spirit rune and the fire spirit rune, and was already very familiar with collecting Genesis marks. Furthermore, he had the Mountain Mother Rune and several tens of thousands of origin coins. In his opinion, it was not that surprising for him to complete the mountain spirit rune in one month.
Of course, that was just his opinion.
One must know that the other members of the four pavilions, including Lu Xiao, would take more than half a year to complete a single spirit rune. In comparison, Zhou Yuan had used only a fraction of this time. Of course, there were many reasons for this, such as the Four Mother Runes, his powerful Spirit cultivation, and even the care given to him by the primordial chaos divine whetstone at the core of the Four Spirits Origin Tower.
These many reasons allowed Zhou Yuan to achieve the impressive feat of completing the mountain spirit rune in a single month.
Zhou Yuan did not disclose his completion of the mountain spirit rune, nor did he inform even Yi Qiushui and Ye Bingling. He considered that there was little point in publicizing such matters.
Zhou Yuan did not stop or rest after completing the mountain spirit rune. He immediately turned his attention towards the final forest spirit rune.
He wanted to complete the four spirit runes. He didn't know why, but he had a faint feeling that something would happen when the four spirit runes were gathered into a single body.
Time passed quickly.
After another half month, the peaceful Tianyuan region became agitated once again.
There were two reasons.
One was that the date of the nine-region tournament was finally set. The tournament was a grand event that all major factions in the entire Hunyuan Heaven paid attention to. Regarding scale, it was definitely one of the biggest events in Hunyuan Heaven.
The second reason concerned the Three Mountains Alliance located north of the Tianyuan Region. They had challenged the Tianyuan Region, angering countless people.