Chapter 72 – Deliberately discredited
Su Mengyao's white spotless dress fluttered as she stood next to Zi Chen. She was calm and her words were light, yet they shook everyone. She was strong, her innate skills were made for warfare and she had a ninth layered ZhengQi. Her real combat strength was better than that of Mu Yi. But, in the medicine garden, Zi Chen was just too strong and his light completely overshadowed her. After leaving the medicine garden, no one dared to ignore her.
"This is not the same. It is related to the victory and defeat of our Ling Wu sect."
"Yes, we could have won, if we lose because of Zi Chen's selfishness, others will say that our sect is just a bunch of selfish people."
"Yes, as a Ling Wu sect disciple, they must fight for Ling Wu sect, not for their own sake, regardless of sectarian glory."
Those 'justice' singers opened and closed their mouth about righteousness and Ling Wu's reputation.
"You are not selfish, you are just a bunch of garbage sons of bitches…"
"You are righteous now. When we were in the medicine garden, we didn't see you."
"Garbage dogs, you still dare to talk about sense of honor in front of Senior brother Zi Chen."
Beside, many Xuan Wu disciples began to laugh, although their voices were deliberately repressed, their presence was still naturally strong, so everyone could hear clearly. In a flash, these people's faces turned ugly. The elixir obtained from the Lingyuan garden will be converted into contribution points as long as they were taken out. It is not a simple competition. For Zi Chen, contribution points cannot compare to the nearly two-thousand-year water spirit flower. What's the point of having more contribution points? Moreover, the millennium elixir was very attractive to a Xiantian realm. Zi Chen didn't want the elixir which he desperately fought for, to help Chen Feng make a breakthrough.
"Hey, let's talk about honor, why didn't you talk about it before. Bunch of timid cowards."
Su Mengyao's light expression suddenly became cold, she showed a strong aura, "Who are you? What qualifications do you have to speak to me?" She had a ninth layered ZhengQi, her aura oppressed others and left them breathless. At this moment, a tyrannical aura like a ten layers fierce breast swept over their face. Zi Chen's eyes became glacial and a cold light flashed in his eyes. The disciple's face changed greatly and he staggered backwards with embarrassment. There were laughters and mocking voices beside him. Zi Chen's popularity in Xuan Wu sect was far higher then Ling Wu sect.
"Zi Chen, would you like to contribute a thousand-year elixir, the sect can double your contribution points as a reward." Just then, Chen Feng abruptly spoke, he had just arrived at the critical moment for his breakthrough and he needed such elixir. His expression was very gentle, he speak like a spring breeze – like a very competent senior brother – he didn't oppress people by force, but lowered his status to discuss with Zi Chen.
"Senior brother Chen Feng is selfless, he even said this to Zi Chen, that scum."
"Zi Chen, you promise quickly, senior brother Chen Feng is talking to you. This is a blessing you have cultivated for several generations."
Zi Chen sneered in his heart. He had already seen the killing intent in Chen Feng's eyes. The inner gate ten's sons had even received Chen Feng to kill him. Now, Chen Feng spoke and confirmed that he needed the millenium elixir, so Zi Chen didn't even think about it. He said decisively, "Sorry, I don't want to hand it over, I want to eat it as a meal."
The words stunned the crowd, to take the thousand-year-old medicine as a meal, this was deliberately angering Chen Feng.
"This Zi Chen is really tough, a thousand-year-old medicine for food, haha!"
"This trick is brilliant, that Chen Feng is a sinister person."
"Offending Chen Feng, this Zi Chen will die."
"Going back to the sect will mean his death."
Some were happy, some sneered, anyway Zi Chen didn't surrender the millennium panacea. No one embarrassed Zi Chen because as said before, there was no rules about it. Elder Zhang breathed in relief and saw that Zi Chen's eyes were particularly pleasing. Disciples from Xuan Wu sect worshipped Zi Chen even more, "Zi Chen, if you can't stay in Ling Wu sect, you can come to our Xuan Wu sect, our gate will always be open for you, night and day."
Wu Hong passed by Zi Chen and whispered in his ear, "After you go back, you must gamble."
Great Elder and Elder Ge were arched. Although they lost a small bet, they have the support of the sect so there was no loss. They are not people who can't afford to lose, but the key is to lose and lose face. For them, face is much more important than gambling, so their faces weren't natural right now. It was even more so for Chen Feng and Ling Yun as they had to hand over two pieces of YuanShi to Wu Hong in front of everyone. The two pieces of YuanShi were crystal clear and exuded strong yuan qi.
Wu Hong accepted the two pieces, saluted and smiled, "Thank you two senior brothers for your generous help."
Suddenly, they were so angry that they couldn't do it. They were not willing to honor the gamble and cynically mocked themselves. That's great, two YuanShi were sent out in vain.
"I am willing to bet, of course I'm willing to lose." Both of them responded without being salty. "Well, after going back, everyone's elixirs can be exchanged for double contribution points."
As the biggest winner, Xuan Wu sect' s Elder Zhang's face was happy and full of spring. After several visits to the Lingyao garden, Xuan Wu sect finally won once. When the words fell, cheer rang out and Xuan Wu's disciples jumped with joy.
"Hm, he is really selfish."
"This selfish villain."
"This kind of person is the shame of Ling Wu sect."
"Keep your voice down, he won't live long anyway."
Compared to Xuan Wu and Ling Wu, Zhan Wu's disciples were much more boring. Among them, Ling Wu Sect's disciples pointed their finger at Zi Chen and quietly whispered cold words.
"Hey, this group of people are really shameless. They were like that in the medicine garden and are still the same now." Lin Xue said with a dissatisfied tone. If it wasn't for Zi Chen holding her back, she would have screamed at them with her theory of justice.
"Accept this fate, there are people like that everywhere. People are not going to risk themselves, they are afraid of death and want to get more benefits. Everyone is hiding elixirs, this is human nature."
Miao Kong smiled faintly, "Now, Zi Chen, you need to consider how to face Chen Feng after going back. You were too strong in the medicine garden, you must be careful about their little tricks."
"Zi Chen is a genius and his strength grew in the medicine garden. The elders of Ling Wu know that it is too late to focus on training and who wants to deal with him?"
Su Mengyao said, " Ha ha, I hope so."
Miao Kong smiled, didn't refute, and didn't care. Zi Chen nodded. The Lingyuan garden was not closed and the top of the mountain returned to normal. It will take a few decades before it will be reopened. The three factions were ready to go back. This was the biggest loss since entering the Lingyuan garden. Fortunately, there are many disciples in the the three schools, such loss can still be accepted.
"Zi Chen, see you soon."
The three factions left and some well-known people also said goodbye to each other. Mu Yi, Lu Peng, Liang Guang and other people who fought together have also come.
"When you go back to your sect, be careful of Chen Feng." Zhang Haotian warned.
"You too, in front of Ling Yun, be cautious. If something happened, send someone to look for me." Zi Chen also said. After going through life and death together, those people can be considered brothers. They were real brothers, not like Zhao Can (the traitor). The three factions eventually left. On their way back, the surviving Ling Wu disciples have arrived around Chen Feng, and were telling him what happened in the medicine garden with the most gorgeous words they could think of. Although they are selfish, they were very smart and knew what to say and what not to say.
"The ten sons of the inner gate were killed by Zi Chen's plot. Nine of them died on the spot. Brother Xu Yan narrowly escaped and succeeded in breaking through to Xiantian realm."
When it comes to Xu Yan's breakthrough, Chen Feng was surprised and deplored even more his passing.
"Senior brother Xu Yan broke through and immediately searched for Zi Chen to take revenge. Unexpectedly, people from Xuan Wu meddled and a fierce battle broke out. When he almost killed Zi Chen, a Xiantian giant python arrived and bite brother Xu Yan and both sides fought fiercely in the lake." They deliberately concealed Su Mengyao and Lin Xue because they knew that Chen Feng cared about them. If they started talking about Xu Yan first, they knew Chen Feng will not let it go.
"It's a pity, Senior brother Xu Yan was strong, if it was on land, he would have naturally killed the Xiantian python, but they were in the lake. It wasn't convenient to move, so after a brutal battle, senior brother Xu Yan seriously injured the python, but he also died."
"That Zi Chen fought the python when it was seriously wounded?" Chen Feng asked.
"Yes, the giant python was gravely wounded, but it was still very strong. It swallowed Zi Chen in a mouthful, but we don't know why, Zi Chen didn't die, he became stronger and the python turned into an obedient beast."
After everyone's arrival, they heard the rumors, coupled with their own scheme and deliberate smearing, the rumors spread in half a day. In the end, Zi Chen became a selfish, self-centered man who colluded with outsiders. He betrayed the sect, committed adultery, and was an evil and sinister traitor who only did bad things, and nothing good can be said about this notorious guy.
"This Zi Chen is too much." Chen Feng who was usually indifferent, grew very angry as he listen to all kinds of evil deeds Zi Chen committed.
"We ask senior brother to punish and eliminate this evil and clear our beautiful sky."
"That's it, our Ling Wu sect still have a beautiful future. This villain must be killed."
Everyone pleaded and issued a testimony of justice (ಠ_ಠ). A day later, the elder learned about what happened in the medicine garden from Chen Feng and his face turned into an unexpected colour, "This matter will have to wait until we are back in the sect." said the Great Elder.
"Yes." Chen Feng nodded and then said, "It's just Zi Chen's elixir. I'm sure I will have it."
A few days later, they finally arrived to Ling Wu sect. Su Mengyao and Zi Chen both breathed a sigh in relief. Since they didn't kill him outside, they will have less chance to do it inside the sect.