Chapter 1257 Dispute before the Battle
“Third?” The pseudo Law Domain experts’ gazes flashed at Jiang Ba’s words. They could tell that he was against Zhou Yuan. After all, it was indeed debatable for Zhou Yuan to be first, but putting him after Jiang Hongyin was clearly unfair.
Everyone knew how Jiang Hongying had already lost to Zhou Yuan after all.
However, this matter was between Zhou Yuan and the Mystic Dragon Clan and they did not wish to be caught up in it. Hence, everyone else remained silent. Of course, it was mostly also because they felt there was not much difference between perfect Nascent Source experts like Ai Zhi or Zhou Yuan. The true battle was between the pseudo Law Domain level after all, and everyone else was just calefare.
Ai Qing frowned slightly and could not help but say, “Zhou Yuan defeated Jiang Hongying previously, why are we placing him third? Isn’t it a little too unfair to do it this way especially when we have much bigger things to worry about?”
Jiang Ba was stunned, clearly not expecting the Spirit Phoenix Clan’s Ai Qing to speak up for Zhou Yuan. His face immediately turned somewhat unhappy.
Jiang Zhi coughed softly and sternly glared at Ai Qing. “Ai Qing, we’re the ones who are deciding things here.”
Ai Qing was merely an initial grade-7 expert. Although she had substantial influence in the Spirit Phoenix Clan, she was still a junior in the eyes of Ai Zhi and the others, and was naturally less respected.
Ai Qing wanted to speak again but was stopped by a gesture from Zhou Yuan. he glanced at Ai Zhi and smiled, “There is no need to do this. I’ve been on the path of cultivation for many years and obtained my fair share of blessings already. Although the Dragon Spirit Utopia’s Law Domain Seed is a great treasure, it is something I can do without. If you guys are really worried I will take away someone else’s blessing, I can withdraw from the subsequent battles.”
Zhou Yuan sounded courteous, but everyone present understood that he was saying: you guys can do what you want, worst come to worst, I can sit back and watch.
However, Zhou Yuan was indeed pretty unhappy with their att.i.tudes. If not for Tuntun, he would have left immediately.
Tuntun angrily roared, Little Ancestor won’t be playing either!
Although there was a blessing it needed here, it was unacceptable for these b.a.s.t.a.r.ds to make things so difficult for Zhou Yuan.
The crowd was alarmed. They never imagined that Tuntun would have such deep ties with Zhou Yuan. To think that it could even give up on the blessing for his sake.
Hence, they looked towards Ai Tuanzi, who had been silent since the start.
Her expression had already darkened slightly at Jiang Ba’s earlier words. She cast an indifferent glance at the crowd, focusing on Ai Zhi and Jiang Ba in particular, making their expressions turn a little unnatural.
“Lord Ancestral Taotie, please don’t be too angry.” She attempted to console Tuntun. “There is no reason for Zhou Yuan to be placed behind Jiang Hongying. With our mortal enemies before us, it is beyond stupid to still be so bias.”
Her tone was ice-cold. There was also a certain pressure that subdued even Jiang Ba.
She was silent for a moment before looking towards Zhou Yuan and saying in a soft voice, “Zhou Yuan, there’s no need to decide on your position and you may act freely according to the situation. Don’t worry, even if you don’t find a chance, as long as we triumph over the Evil Beast Clan, I will give the Law Domain Seed I obtain to you as compensation. How does that sound?”
Ai Zhi’s brows immediately furrowed at the suggestion. A strong pract.i.tioner like Yi Tuanzi was almost certain to occupy one of the battle stages, hence, she had a very high chance of obtaining a Law Domain Seed. However, since she had already established a pseudo Law Domain, the seed would not be of much use to her. Hence, normally speaking, she would hand the Law Domain Seed over to the clan and the clan would most likely pa.s.s it over to him.
Wasn’t this basically giving his Law Domain Seed to Zhou Yuan?
He wanted to speak out but Ai Tuanzi’s icy gaze made him quickly swallow his words.
However, he decided that he would definitely object after everything was over if Zhou Yuan made no contributions. How could they give a blessing like the Law Domain Seed to an outsider?
Zhou Yuan could naturally feel Ai Tuanzi’s sincerity, but he did not comment as he rubbed the angry Tuntun’s head to console it. Although he was rather unhappy, he did not wish for Tuntun to give up on its chance.
Besides, the Wanshou Heaven Saint experts were likely observing. He did not want to affect the big picture for Wanshou Heaven. After all, it certainly won’t be wise to offend these Saint experts.
As for the Law Domain Seed, it didn’t matter much even if he did not obtain one. In any case, his main goal was to help Tuntun and the benefits he received earlier were already more than satisfactory.
Worst come to worst, he would not clean his hands of this annoying affair.
After conversing with Zhou Yuan, Tuntun spat out a ball of white qi. Although it still wished to ignore the others, it stopped going on strike.
The other pseudo Law Domain experts secretly breathed sighs of relief.
This Little Ancestor was not to be offended.
Ai Tuanzi glanced at Zhou Yuan, naturally aware that he still carried a grudge. However, there was nothing much she could do. She could only hope that there would be a chance to make amends after the battle was over.
While they were deciding on the battle order, the Evil Beast Clan side finally moved.
Ten pseudo Law Domain experts rose into the air and landed on the ten Seed Battle Stages near the peak.
Chi Yuan’s voice thundered, “Wanshou Heaven’s useless trash, if you have the courage, come up and fight!”
The other Evil Beast Clan experts also moved, numerous figures swarming into the air like locusts. Their targets were the numerous battle stages below the Seed Battle Stages. Although the rewards from these stages were not as good as the Seed Battle Stages, it was still something that could make them stronger.
For a time, black qi swept across the sky as a savage aura churned.
Ai Tuanzi gave the order with an ice-cold face, “Move out!”
She led the way, her figure flickering a few times up the mountain and appearing on the Seed Battle Stage where Chi Yuan was.
Jiang Ba, Zhuang Xiaoming and the other pseudo Law Domain experts swiftly set off, each selecting a Seed Battle Stage as their bloodthirsty gazes locked onto the Evil Beast pseudo Law Domain expert opposite them.
Zhou Yuan said to Tuntun, “You should go too. Be careful.”
Tuntun nodded, disappearing in a flash of black. With a roar, it turned into a giant purple-gold beast. The mighty pressure of an Alpha sacred beast spread, drawing numerous shocked gazes.
Tuntun’s eyes swept across the mountain, stopping on one of the Seed Battle Stages.
Zhou Yuan followed its gaze. The chosen Seed Battle Stage also had a bulky Evil Beast pseudo Law Domain expert. It had the same grey-white hair as Chi Yuan and the others, which was said to be a mark of the Evil Beast royals.
However, this royal’s expression turned exceptionally grave when he saw Tuntun.
Evidently, even the Evil Beast Clan understood the overwhelming might of an Alpha sacred beast.
After the apex experts moved out, the others also followed, das.h.i.+ng towards the remaining scarlet-red battle stages on the mountain.
The top would fight the top, while the others had their own battlegrounds.
As both sides got into position, torrential killing intent erupted from the Ancestral Spirit Mountain.
Ai Zhi was also about to set off when he caught sight of the still unmoving Zhou Yuan. He smiled faintly and said, “Is grand elder Zhou Yuan not planning on going up to play?”
He was clearly trying to imply something.
Jiang Hongying, Jin Lan and the other perfect Nascent Source experts, who had yet to move, cast their gazes over.
Zhou Yuan glanced at Ai Zhi. How could he not know the latter’s intentions? He casually smiled and said, “Didn’t elder Ai Tuanzi say she would give me a Law Domain Seed even if I did nothing?”
The smile on Ai Zhi’s face turned a little rigid. Was Zhou Yuan really going to be so shameless?
Ai Zhi warned, “Grand elder Zhou Yuan, the blessings of the Dragon Spirit Utopia belong to our Wanshou Heaven. Although you were permitted to enter because of lord Ancestor Taotie, if you don’t make any contributions, I’m afraid that it won’t be so easy for you to get that Law Domain Seed.
“Moreover, I believe that Wanshou Heaven is enough to deal with the Evil Beast Clan!” He could not be bothered to say anymore. His figure moved, rising into the air.
In his view, Zhou Yuan won’t make a difference anyways. After all, they mainly cared about Tuntun’s strength, not Zhou Yuan’s.
After Ai Zhi left, Jiang Hongying swept a glance at Zhou Yuan before also leaving.
Jin Lan seemed like he wanted to say something, but ultimately shook his head and followed.
Zhou Yuan stood with his hands behind his back, calmly observing the intense battles that had begun to unfurl on the numerous battle stages.
Ai Qing had also stayed behind. She looked towards Zhou Yuan and softly said, “Zhou Yuan, please don’t be angry. Ai Zhi has been making things difficult mainly because the clan once wanted to matchmake him with Jiang Hongying…
“As for what he said, you do not need to take it seriously. Since little aunt has already promised you, she will definitely give you Law Domain Seed as long as we defeat the Evil Beast Race!”
Zhou Yuan waved his hand. He sat down and chuckled in a carefree manner.
“I’m not really concerned about the Law Domain Seed…
“However, I do hope that I will not be needed like he has said.”
Ai Qing frowned slightly as she looked towards the Ancestral Spirit Mountain, where the fighting had already begun. A faint feeling of unease rose within her.