In front of the Hundred Refinement Hall.
Not long after he entered, Dao Lord Scarlet Star walked out dejectedly and looked at Su Zimo with a disgruntled expression.
Su Zimo did not know what happened within the hall but he felt a little creeped out by the way Dao Lord Scarlet Star was looking at him.
Dao Lord Scarlet Star sighed internally. At the thought of his grandmaster’s reprimand, he could only come before Su Zimo obediently.
Under the gazes of Nangong Ling and his other two disciples, he bowed slightly and greeted as a junior. Taking a deep breath, he said, “Scarlet Star pays his respect to the Little Uncle-Master.”
After saying that, Dao Lord Scarlet Star felt his cheeks burn and wished he could dig a hole to hide in.
Although he did not look up, he could guess the expressions of Nangong Ling and the other two!
Su Zimo was a smart man.
Instantly, he guessed that Dao Lord Scarlet Star must have been taught a lesson by Dao Lord Extreme Fire in the hall.
Su Zimo did not care much about seniority.
Furthermore, he was young and his cultivation realm was low. Now that he had gained such a great advantage, he felt a little embarrassed instead.
He hurried forward and helped Dao Lord Scarlet Star up. “There’s no need for that. If you don’t mind, senior, you can just call me by my name.”
“That won’t do.”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star shook his head.
Although he was displeased and indignant from the bottom of his heart, both he and the sect placed great importance on seniority and etiquette – he could not break the rules.
Nangong Ling and the other two were at a loss and were stunned.
How did their master end up bowing to greet Mo Ling as Uncle-Master in the blink of an eye?
In terms of seniority, wouldn’t they have to call Mo Ling Granduncle-Master?!
Ru Xuan hurried over and could not help but ask, “What’s going on? Isn’t Mo Ling your junior brother? Why did he suddenly become your Uncle-Master?”
Feeling aggrieved, Dao Lord Scarlet Star glared and hollered, “Why are you asking so many questions? Get lost!”
Subsequently, he called out to Ru Xuan and the other two and said in a deep voice, “Listen up, you guys have to change the way you address him in the future. This is your Granduncle-Master!”
Our seniority has dropped again…
Nangong Ling and the other two exchanged glances and lamented internally with that single statement. Without much hesitation, they bowed to Su Zimo and greeted, “Greetings, Granduncle-Master!”
To them, Uncle-Master and Granduncle-Master did not matter – both were just titles.
That was because they had already accepted Su Zimo in their hearts.
On the other hand, Dao Lord Scarlet Star stood by the side, brooding.
When he swept his gaze and saw that Dao Lord White Flames was about to take the opportunity to slip away, he hurried forward and pulled the latter over.
“Don’t run either. We’re of the same generation. You have to call him Uncle-Master too!”
Now that Dao Lord Scarlet Star had found a companion, he felt slightly better and gloated.
Dao Lord White Flames was the sect master of Hundred Refinement Sect and had an esteemed status. It was even harder for him to address Su Zimo as Uncle-Master.
Given the circumstances, he could only grit his teeth and shout.
Right then, Ru Xuan came over and pretended to be confused. “”Uncle-Master is Uncle-Master! What do you mean by Little Uncle-Master! In what way is he little?!”
Dao Lord Crimson Star blushed.
That was what he had said to Ru Xuan and the other two earlier on. To think that the tables would have turned and Ru Xuan would come over to mock them instead.
“He is young in age, what’s wrong?!”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star straightened his neck and argued with a red face, “He’s only a hundred years old and he’s young to begin with. There’s nothing wrong with us calling him Little Uncle-Master!”
It was as though in his heart, the word ‘little’ was the last bit of dignity he could fight for.
Su Zimo smiled. “Seniors, there’s no need for that. If anyone else is around, you can just call me by my name.”
This was a huge leeway for the two of them.
Otherwise, it would be truly awkward if the master of a sect had to pay his respects to a Nascent Soul younger than 200 years old in front of all the disciples.
“Thank you, Little Uncle-Master.”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star gave an embarrassed smile and agreed.
“If there’s nothing else, I’ll head back first.”
Su Zimo bid farewell and turned to leave.
Staying here would only make things more awkward.
Nangong Ling and the other two bowed and bid farewell as well.
Dao Lord Scarlet Star and Dao Lord White Flame stood at the entrance of the hall and exchanged glances.
What happened in the morning was truly magical.
For some reason, the two of them now had an Uncle-Master…
“I’m sure you guys are indignant about acknowledging him as an Uncle-Master,”
Right then, Dao Lord Extreme Fire’s voice sounded in their minds.
“I wouldn’t dare to,”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star shook his head hurriedly, afraid that he would be scolded by Dao Lord Extreme Fire again.
Dao Lord White Flames added, “It’s nothing much. Since he’s your disciple, he’s our Uncle-Master according to seniority.”
Dao Lord Extreme Fire chuckled. “You said that you wouldn’t dare. In other words, you’re truly indignant in your heart.”
Dao Lord Crimson Star did not say anything – it was a silent acknowledgement.
Dao Lord Extreme Fire did not reprimand him further and merely asked, “Do you guys think that Nangong Ling and the other two are able to return unscathed because they were lucky and came across a peerless expert who rescued them without even leaving his name behind?”
“Then what happened?”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star was stunned for a moment before grunting. “Grandmaster, are you saying that Mo Ling… Little Uncle-Master saved him?”
“He’s a Nascent Soul! Even if he’s strong and can suppress the paragons on the Phenomenon Ranking, can he fight against Dharma Characteristic Dao Lords?”
Dao Lord White Flames nodded as well – it was clear that he did not believe that Su Zimo was behind this.
That was a complete fantasy!
Dao Lord Extreme Fire replied indifferently, “Although I don’t know the exact situation, it’s definitely related to Mo Ling!”
If there was anyone in Tianhuang Mainland who understood Su Zimo’s capabilities the most…
Dao Lord Extreme Fire was definitely one of them!
Dao Lord Scarlet Star and Dao Lord White Flames exchanged glances. Although they did not refute him verbally, they thought otherwise.
Dao Lord Extreme Fire continued, “Perhaps, your impression of him will change after you two know his true identity. Perhaps, you’ll believe me at that time.”
The two Dao Lords were intrigued.
Dao Lord Scarlet Star asked, “Grandmaster, what is Mo Ling’s true identity?”
“I can’t tell you yet.”
Dao Lord Extreme Fire pondered deeply. “However, I’m guessing that given his character, he won’t be able to hide his identity for long!”
Upon hearing Dao Lord Extreme Fire’s words, the two of them were even more curious.
What sort of status did a Nascent Soul have to be so highly regarded by Dao Lord Extreme Fire?
Dao Lord Extreme Fire sighed faintly and said meaningfully, “One day, all of you will realize that you’re the ones who gained a great advantage by acknowledging him as your Uncle-Master!”
The two of them were even more puzzled.
Why was it getting more ridiculous?
Dao Lord Extreme Fire said, “You guys can go. Prepare for the Thousand Crane Tea Party a month later. I’m almost done with the reconstruction spirit materials. After the tea party, prepare to reconstruct my body!”
The two of them acknowledged and bid farewell.
Before long, Dao Lord Extreme Fire’s voice sounded once more. “By the way, the book that Mo Ling is reading isn’t some useless book. It’s one of the three ancient sword arts, the Heaven Slaying Sword Art!”
“Little Tiger, aren’t you afraid of biting your tongue when you spouted those bold words?!”
“Heaven Slaying Sword Art!”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star shuddered and stood alone in the wind.