Chapter 1103: She's Gu Ruoyun? (6)
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However, what the Old Master was unaware of was that each time Lan Shao had lied, his soul would feel as though it was being torn into pieces.
It was so agonizing that he almost wishes to leave this place!
However, in order to go up against Gu Ruoyun, he will endure it even if he has to experience great pain!
The Great Elder fell silent. After a long pause, he slowly replied, "Is this true? Gu Ruoyun really wishes to uproot the Four Great Families? Do the other Great Families know of this?"
The Old Master's face sank as he realized that Lan Shao was about to continue his slander. "This is not what you had previously told me! At that time, he had not even managed to see Gu Ruoyun's face so how could he have determined that she had actually said those things?"
"Father, Gu Ruoyun had refused to see me now because she had told me these things when we had crossed paths with each other before! I had happened to bump into her which was how I found out that she was Gu Ruoyun!" A malicious light then flashed in Lan Shao's eyes as he sneered, "Besides, I also know that Gu Ruoyun has a Divine Weapon in her hands!"
A Divine Weapon!
Those words were like a sudden stroke of lightning which instantly exploded in the meeting hall.
Everyone, including the Old Master of the Lan family, was so shocked that they almost forgot how to breathe.
"Lan Shao, is this true?" A light flashed across the Great Elder's eyes as he asked darkly.
"Great Elder, I can swear that Gu Ruoyun most definitely holds a Divine Weapon in her hand. Miss Bai Yin can also bear witness to this! Besides, Gu Ruoyun has a grudge against the Red Lotus Territory! Emissary Bai Yin has given me her word that as long as we are willing to get rid of Gu Ruoyun, the Red Lotus Territory will send us aid," sneered Lan Shao as he gritted his teeth firmly.
The elders looked at each another. In the end, it was the Great Elder, the one who holds the most power, who slowly replied, "Alright, I've heard all I needed to hear. Lan Shao, you may leave first. The elders will discuss amongst ourselves and determine the Lan family's next course of action."
"Yes, Great Elder."
Lan Shao joined his fists and when he turned around, the corners of his lips were curled into a scheming smile.
After Lan Shao had left, everything became quiet instantly in the meeting room.
The Old Master knitted his brows as he swept his gaze across the elders. "Everyone, I don't agree to make an enemy of the Medicine Manor! Gu Ruoyun is a pill master, even the members of Wind Valley have their eyes set on her. Besides, she's also the Holy Doctor's disciple! According to a reliable source, that Martial Supreme seems to have recently broken through to the Martial Saint rank! One Martial Saint's power is far too great, we cannot afford to defend against that."
The Great Elder suddenly fell silent. After a long pause, he spoke again, "Didn't you all hear what Lan Shao had said? Gu Ruoyun and the Red Lotus Territory have a grudge against each other. If we choose to deal with Gu Ruoyun, the members of the Red Lotus Territory will definitely send us their aid! Besides, so what if the Holy Doctor is powerful? When compared to the abnormally strong Grand Lord Hong Lian who is also a Martial Saint, the Holy Doctor's powers are far inferior!"
"I agree with the Great Elder's words. The Holy Doctor may be powerful but he's a long way off from the Northern Block Territory. If we kill Gu Ruoyun and take the Divine Weapon before he arrives, he would be no match for the Lan family especially if we have the Divine Weapon in our hands!"
Another elder nodded as he agreed with the Great Elder.
The crease between the Old Master's brow deepened as he replied indifferently, "I have a feeling that Gu Ruoyun's future achievements won't stop from here on. She will become even more powerful and if the Lan family truly wants to make an enemy of her, we will regret it!"
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Chapter 1104: She's Gu Ruoyun? (7)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
"Old Master, I understand your worry. Gu Ruoyun is a pill master and even the members of Wind Valley want her favor. However, based on what I know, she had rejected Wind Valley and embarrassed the Eldest Lady of Wind Valley in front of everyone! Therefore, I don't think that her relationship with Wind Valley is a friendly one! Gu Ruoyun's power is truly great. If we want to get rid of her, we shall have to cut her off at the root. We can't give her any chances to grow any further."
A malicious light flashed in the Great Elder's eyes as he made a chopping motion with his hand.
That year, when the Old Master's father had wanted to hand Lan family over to the Old Master, he had been worried that the Old Master's personality was too weak so he had also formed the council of elders. In addition, he had appointed the Great Elder as the Old Master's assistant.
Hence, amongst the Lan family members, even though the Old Master was the most powerful of all, the council of elders would only listen to the Great Elder alone. That also clearly showed the Great Elder's capital for standing by his word in the Lan family.
The Great Elder cut the Old Master off gloomily when he saw that the Old Master was about to continue speaking. "I know that you've never been happy with Lan Shao's personality. You feel that Lan Shao values his own interests too much and is a scheming person! However, Lan Shao is your only flesh and blood after all and is the only one who can inherit the Lan family! Could it be that you now want to place all your hopes onto Lan Ge's shoulders? That good-for-nothing, Lan Ge, is absolutely useless. The day he becomes the Master of the Lan family will mark the end of the Lan family!"
That year, in order to prevent exposing his identity as a demi-beast human, Lan Ge had hidden his powers and allowed everyone to think that he was a good-for-nothing! Unfortunately, while the Old Master wishes to nurture him, the council of elders had objected! As a result, the Old Master had sent Lan Ge away from the Lan family for the sake of Lan Ge's safety.
"Besides," said the Great Elder as he glanced at the Old Master's silent old face, "I've heard that Gu Ruoyun is a vengeful person! Lan Shao has already crossed her so do you think she'll spare him? If you don't want the only son you have left to leave you, you have no choice but to agree with our decision!"
The Old Master trembled and gently closed his eyes. When he opened his eyes again, a hint of resolution shot across his gaze.
"I understand, we shall do as you say."
This was for the sake of the Lan family! No matter how reluctant the Old Master felt, he could only agree with the Great Elder's decision!
The Old Master sighed gently before slowly rising to his feet and declared indifferently, "I'm tired, I'm going to go get some rest. You can decide on what to do next yourselves. I don't want to be a part of this so don't ask for my opinion either. I am old. I may not be able to control the Lan family but I can only hope that the Lan family won't be destroyed by Lan Shao's hands."
After he had said his piece, he stumbled out of the meeting hall.
His shadow looked a little crooked as if he had aged ten years in that instant.
"It seems that the old ancestor had good foresight for appointing the Great Elder to manage the council of elders." One of the elders turned towards the Old Master's departing figure and sighed exasperatedly. "Knowing the Old Master's cowardly and timid nature, how could we possibly expand the Lan family to greater heights? If the Great Elder hadn't been here, perhaps this old fellow would have given the Lan family over that the little bastard, Lan Ge! If that had happened, what right would the Lan family have to stand in this world?"
"That's right, the Great Elder's decision is the right one! I also believe that Gu Ruoyun must die! Once she is dead, the Divine Weapon will naturally fall into our hands! If we had left it the Old Master with his exasperatingly slow personality, the Lan family can forget about any improvements in this lifetime."
The word, you're looking for to describe him, elders, is *cautious*. The word to describe all of you, is *idiots*. I think I've lost count of the number of times I've rolled my eyes while translating this chapter.