With Di Jue venting out his wrath so wantonly, the entire Half Moon Island disappeared from the surface of the sea in less than an hour.
The place where Half Moon Island had originally stood soon became part of the vast ocean now.
"Duan Ling Tian!" When he recalled that young man in purple who had deceived him, Di Jue gnashed his teeth in hatred, but there was nothing that he could do because he could not find him at all.
It made no difference no matter how much he hated him if he could not find him at all.
"With his slyness, Yong'er must've been coaxed and deceived by him to go to the pagoda and was killed by that peculiar big bird which entire body burned with golden flames." The more Di Jue thought about this, the more he was convinced that must have happened. The resentment of his son's death in his heart made him shift the blame onto Duan Ling Tian as he now regarded him as the enemy who killed his son.
"Duan Ling Tian, I'll eventually be able to find you. By that time, I'll make you die a horrific death!" After snarling in anger, he finally left.
He left and headed north, back to the Dao Martial Saint Land. His destination was the dragon clan.
While he hated Duan Ling Tian to the core and itched to crush him into dust, a beautiful, seductive figure could not help but appear in Di Jue's mind too.
The owner of that beautiful figure was none other Chi Mei.
"The Fire Worship Sect? I've actually never heard of such a sect before. By right, a sect that could've given birth to such a powerhouse like her wouldn't be a sect that doesn't carry fame at all in the Dao Martial Saint Land." On the way back, Di Jue's heart was filled with suspicion.
"Besides, from her tone, it seems as though she was certain that the Clan Leader will definitely know about the Fire Worship Sect." When he thought about this, he was very eager to get back.
However, his mood was still very aggravated along the way because of none other than Duan Ling Tian. He knew that he had already been careful enough but still, he had fallen for Duan Ling Tian's trick.
This made him exasperated and pissed at the same time.
When had he ever been fooled like this before in his entire life?
Furthermore, he had been deceived by the alleged enemy who had killed his son.
As the Five-clawed Golden Dragon of the dragon clan's imperial family, he had a dignity that far surpassed his life, so how could he possibly accept being duped like that?
Because of this, his fuming rage had yet to dissipate even after he had returned to the dragon clan.
After Di Jue had returned to the dragon clan, he instantly went back to find the current dragon clan leader — the other Five-clawed Divine Dragon other than him in the dragon clan. The moment he saw him, he asked without beating around the bush, "Clan Leader, have you heard of the Fire Worship Sect before?"
"W-Where did you hear about the Fire Worship Sect?" Almost at the same time that Di Jue's words left his mouth, the expression on the dragon clan leader changed completely. His face took on a look of horror. An obvious pang of terror could even be seen in both of his eyes.
Without a doubt, the reaction of the dragon clan leader had taken Di Jue by surprise.
What exactly was this Fire Worship Sect to the point that it could scare the Clan Leader to such a level?
"Clan Leader, what exactly is that Fire Worship Sect?" Di Jue asked again.
"Tell me! Where did you hear about the Fire Worship Sect?!" The dragon clan leader repeated his question again. His tone was heavy as though this answer was very important to him.
Seeing just how serious his Clan Leader was, Di Jue's emotions were affected as well.
Immediately, he spilled all of the ins and outs that he had experienced in Half Moon Island without leaving anything out. Other than the matter relating to the gigantic seven-story pagoda, he told him everything, including the powerful woman who had claimed that she was from the Fire Worship Sect.
The reason he did not tell him about the gigantic seven-story pagoda was because of his own selfish motives.
In his opinion, even though Duan Ling Tian had fooled him, that gigantic seven-story pagoda was definitely not fake. The energy that had expelled him out of the gigantic pagoda was powerful without an equal. In the face of that gush of energy, he had no way of resisting at all.
Therefore, he never thought that the pagoda belonged to Duan Ling Tian.
In his opinion, that pagoda was still at the bottom of the sea and he just had not found a way to make it emerge for the time being.
Right now, he regarded everything in the pagoda as his possession; nobody was allowed to touch it at all.
"The relic that was left behind by the Sword Saint, Feng Qing Yang, belongs to me, Di Jue! Only I, Di Jue, am worthy of becoming the successor of the Sword Saint." This was Di Jue's deep intention.
Upon listening to Di Jue's words, dragon clan leader breathed a sigh of relief, "It seems like she didn't blame you or blamed her anger on our dragon clan either. Thank goodness! Thank goodness!"
At this moment, a lingering fear could still be seen on the dragon clan leader's face.
"Clan Leader, you haven't told me yet. What exactly is this Fire Worship Sect? Why would even you be so afraid of it? Why have I never heard of such a sect that even you would fear before?" Di Jue remained puzzled even after a long time of deliberating.
"Di Jue, you're still not the dragon clan leader yet, so there are some things that are not convenient for me to tell you directly. I can only say that the Fire Worship Sect isn't something our dragon clan can offend. No matter what, even if you're not willing to bend and bow towards the Fire Worship Sect people, you'll have to at least retract the pride of being a Five-clawed Divine Dragon," said the dragon clan leader earnestly.
"Clan Leader, do you mean that the Fire Worship Sect is a secret that only the clan leaders of our dragon clan know about?" Di Jue gasped.
"Yes," the dragon clan leader confirmed solemnly, "Actually, not only you, but even those old guys from the sect have most likely never heard of the Fire Worship Sect before. Of course, I can't be 100% sure about it. Perhaps they have heard of a word or two regarding the news of the Fire Worship Sect from other places. Remember my words clearly. Even if you have suffered great humiliation in front of the Fire Worship Sect people, you must learn how to endure it quietly. This is because you're a Five-clawed Golden Dragon, the next clan leader of the dragon clan, so you need to be responsible for the entire clan!" The dragon clan leader continued to remind.
Every word and sentence by the dragon clan leader that was filled with dread also indirectly affected Di Jue, causing him to be more curious about the Fire Worship Sect, but at the same time, he feared the Fire Worship Sect too.
Even though he did not know anything about the Fire Worship Sect yet, he was certain of one thing — even their dragon clan could never offend that Fire Worship Sect.
"In that case, you're still uncertain about the whereabouts of the person who has killed your son?" After changing the topic, the dragon clan leader asked Di Jue.
"Even though I'm not very sure, I know that it must be that boy named Duan Ling Tian who had the motive to kill him." A sharp brilliance flashed across Di Jue's eyes before he said earnestly, "Clan Leader, I hope that you can help me. I don't wish for you to help take revenge for my son, but I hope that you'll help to find that person named Duan Ling Tian."
When the dragon clan leader heard him, he frowned right away. "Di Jue, from what I've heard from you, that person has fled from under your nose, so do you think that it'll be so easy for our ordinary clansmen to find him? Even if they manage to find him, do you think they could keep their eyes on him?"
"Clan Leader, it was because of my carelessness that I let him go," Di Jue explained.
It was all due to his selfish motives. However, since the beginning, he had never mentioned anything about the gigantic seven-story pagoda before, so in the dragon clan leader's eyes, Duan Ling Tian had fled right under Di Jue's nose.
"Di Jue, you must know that the clansmen will never help you in this. In the eyes of our clansmen, that person who killed your son is merely helping the dragon clan to get rid of evil and he's actually the benefactor of our dragon clan. Do you think that the clansmen will help you go against their own benefactor?" The dragon clan leader shook his head.
"Clan Leader, you could just omit the part where he killed my son and say that you want to look for him. As for the reason why, you could just create one yourself, Clan Leader." When Di Jue heard the Clan Leader's words, he became anxious right away.
Though he was powerful, he was still alone.
Although there were not many people in the dragon clan, they were at least scattered everywhere in the Dao Martial Saint Land and had a mature intelligence network.
For the dragon clan, finding for a person would be much easier than him working alone.
"What? Do you want me to lie to the clansmen?" The dragon clan leader's expression turned grave and asked majestically.
"Clan Leader, if you think that this is a lie, it's a lie then." Di Jue put on a shameless expression.
"What if I reject you?" The dragon clan leader narrowed his eyes and asked nonchalantly.