Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 607: Fall Short of Success for Lack of a Final Effort
“You all…, what do you all want?”
The Kumu Warrior Tianku opened his eyes and coldly looked at the crowds who had intruded with dense killing intent.
“Eh…, Your Excellency Tianku, how come you are here?”
“We pay respect to Your Excellency Tianku, please forgive our sins!”
The disciples of Heavenly Yao Sect were shocked. The moment they saw the well-known Tianku sitting cross-legged on the ground, they all knelt down and pleaded guilty in succession. But, the leaders, Black and White Elders, however, didn’t lower their position to apologize, but their complexion was also somewhat awkward and unnatural. In terms of cultivation, they had already stepped into Half Sage realm which was above Tianku, but, in terms of seniority, they were much lower than Tianku. Even the deacon Elder Tianqing had to be polite in front of the latter.
Heavenly Yao Sect had a strict hierarchy. Although the cultivation base was very important and there was also the law of the jungle, the strictness in the order of seniority was held far more important than other ordinary sects. In most cases, all ancient sects were like this, the longer the inheritance of the sect, the more particular about the order of seniority. Charging in like this, speaking nicely, it was an unintentional offense, but speaking critically, it was defying the law of Heavenly Yao Sect, which was a felony.
“Humph, still not withdrawing?”
Even though Tianku was sitting crossed-legged on the ground with a cold face, he was still a head taller than standing Black and White Elders. He seemed very threatening.
Heavenly Yao Sect’s disciples obediently stood up and didn’t dare to disobey at all.
According to the rumor, Tianku, one of the big three of Heavenly Yao Sect, was also involved in the storm of Heavenly Yao Sect. They heard that, because he put forward some good words for Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia unable to bear her situation, he suffered the wrath of Heavenly Empress and was punished to face the wall for ten years. Afterward, they heard that, because of the breakout of his heart devil, he was already at the end of his life, and he entered the seclusion cultivation, never again caring about the outside matters. After Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia, yet another Heavenly Yao Sect’s giant fell from the place high in the clouds.
Allegedly, now, Tianku’s position in Heavenly Yao Sect couldn’t compare to his past position. But, as a former giant, he still was too high to reach, moreover, as the close bodyguard of Heavenly Empress Zhao Tianbi for several thousand years, their connection was not ordinary. In the storm of Heavenly Maiden, Heavenly Empress was dissatisfied with him and punished him, but, when Heavenly Empress remembered the former relationship, Tianku might again become the giant that could shake the entire sect. Who dared to disrespect such a person?
Like every trade has its master, the people who had successfully stood out from their fellows were not simple, the cultivation was also the same. These disciples who were able to join Heavenly Yao Sect and promoted to the inner disciple, all were extremely slick people. The disciples who originally broke in with dense killing intent following Black and White Elders quickly withdrew respectfully.
Seeing the disciples were about to withdraw outside, White Elder who looked deathly pale suddenly shouted. Then, looking at Tianku who still was sitting cross-legged on the ground, he said, “I am sorry, Your Excellency Tianku, we offended you. But, someone has forcibly intruded Small Yao Lake and caused havoc tonight. Many disciples have already died in his hands. Even Xiahou Qing, the Hall Master of Law Enforcement Hall, was strangled to death. His means are even fiercer than many great devils. Elder Tianqing has ordered us to not return until we catch him. That brat is seriously injured, he couldn’t have run far away for sure, now, we have already searched the surroundings, just……”
The White Elder had a refined and courteous appearance, but his tone was unyielding. He would rather offend Tianku and continue to ransack!
“Oh, White Elder, you doubt that uninvited guest in hiding here in my place? Or to say, I am hiding him?” Tianku sneered. In terms of cultivation, he was inferior to Black and White Elders, but, his status in Heavenly Yao Sect was still above these two, therefore, he had no fear facing them. On the contrary, Black and White Elders had to have certain misgivings.
“Your Excellency Tianku is exaggerating, but, the matter of that uninvited guest is no small matter. Elder Tianqing has ordered not to miss any place.” White Elder was polite but he wouldn’t easily let the matter drop.
From his deduction, Ye Chuan shouldn’t have run far away for sure, he must be hiding somewhere nearby. But now, they had basically searched everywhere around, only this wooden cabin was left. If they didn’t carefully search this wooden cabin too, then how could they be willing to leave?
“Fine, then search, see if the uninvited guest is hiding above the beam or hiding beneath the ground.”
Tianku sneered and beyond the expectation of everyone, he didn’t forcibly stop them. This made restless disciples relax. But, sizing up the wooden cabin, they couldn’t help blushing.
The wooden cabin of Tianku was simpler than the living quarter of Heavenly Yao Sect’s odd-job men. The area covered was also very small. As for the furnishing, it was even simpler. There was no bed, no table and chairs, no gold and silver decorations and no paintings or so on things around, just four walls, floor and ceiling. Other than a few rush cushions, there was just a copper cauldron, refining medicinal pills. Smelling the stinking smoke coming out from the copper cauldron, they knew that he was refining some kind of medicinal fluid. It seemed the rumor was true. One of the big three of former days, Tianku, had qi deviation, ruining his body, thus, he lived in seclusion in this remote place to refine medicinal fluid to nurture his body.
After looking around, the disciples knew that there was no place to hide in this wooden cabin. Black and White Elders also looked at each other and shook their heads. Unlike numerous disciples, they didn’t use their eyes to observe, rather spread out their powerful divine sense to scan this entire wooden cabin for Ye Chuan’s aura and traces, unfortunately, they found nothing.
“Your Excellency Tianku, we offended you!”
Black Elder and White Elder took a glance at each other, then slightly bowing, they turned away. The numerous disciples finally felt relieved and left in succession. The longer they stayed inside the wooden cabin, the more they would offend this giant Tianku. Black and White Elders might not fear, but they were just small lackeys, how could they not be anxious? They were worried that Tianku might retaliate someday. But, if they arbitrarily left, then they would offend Black and White Elders, they were in an awkward predicament. Now, since Black and White Elders had left first, the issue in their heart was finally resolved.
In the steaming hot copper cauldron, Ye Chuan inwardly sighed in relief.
Tianku who had been sitting cross-legged on the ground never batted even an eyelid, he looked cold and indifferent as if nothing had happened. Ye Chuan who was hiding in the cauldron, nevertheless, was especially nervous. Just a moment ago, when Black and White Elders were just some meters away, the consequences of being exposed were too ghastly to contemplate. Even if he wanted to run away, he wouldn’t have anywhere to run. Fortunately, in the end, it was just a false alarm. It seemed that this copper cauldron was also not simple. Even Half Sage realm’s divine sense was obstructed.
When Ye Chuan relaxed, thinking the danger had finally passed, White Elder who had already left suddenly returned. This time, his gaze was focused on copper cauldron behind Tianku. His eyes were sharp and cold as if two gleaming knives. And as if he had seen through the cauldron and discovered Ye Chuan inside it, his energy fluctuation rapidly rose.
This sly old man still discovered him!
In the cauldron, Ye Chuan who had just breathed a sigh of relief suddenly became nervous again. His heartbeat also accelerated as he considered whether to rush out and fight desperately or not. Like that, even if he died, he would at least stab these two old fellows once.
Ye Chuan gritted his teeth, no matter what happened, he couldn’t helplessly wait for death.