Chapter 50: Keep Silent
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
“My clan-brother and I came out to play together and saw a cave in the distance, so we came in to check it out. Who knew that we’d get trapped in it, can you bring us out old grandpa?” said Xiao Budian in his sweet child voice, lost in the dark tunnel of the underground palace.
Following silently behind, Lin Feng shook his head and smiled. Lin Feng realised how Xiao Budian put up a charming great façade of innocence, whilst insidiously dragging in the entire Yu clan.
He thought that perhaps whilst feigning this innocence, Xiao Budian was plotting a way to betray others. Being fully aware of his ulterior motives, Lin foresaw the trouble that Xiao Budian could cause to him in the future and told himself not to be fooled by his façade in the future.
Upon hearing Xiao Budian’s question, the yellow clothed old man happily said, “We’re on our way back to Tianjing City too, it would be convenient for us to bring you guys back. Your family must be worried sick.
A great expression of joy and relief filled the faces of Xiao Budian and Xiao Yan, who knew at that moment that they were saved from their distress.
The six cultivators of the house of the Marquis of Xuanji all secretly nodded their heads. Looks like these two little kids didn’t seem to be faking it, they were indeed from the Yu clan.Little did they know that Xiao Yan and Xiao Budian had already made an agreement beforehand, one stating that if trouble was upon them, they would raise the Yu clan’s flag.
Xiao Budian and Xiao Yan might not have seen Zhu Yi in person before, but they had both heard Lin Feng describe his appearance before which is why they recognized Zhu Yi instantly upon seeing him. And it was very evident that even though these six people are cultivators of the House of the Marquis of Xuanji, they were not on friendly terms and were bringing along Zhu Yi like escorting a prisoner.
The two apprentice brothers looked at each and unanimously decided to save Zhu Yi.
But the vast mana fluctuations of the six people told them that these six people were all Foundation Establishment stage cultivators. Considering that they would not even be a match for one cultivator, six of them would make the rescue impossible
Thinking that the yellow-clothed old man mentioned that their “family” was waiting at Tianjing City, Xiao Budian was heartbroken. He didn’t know before that people from the Yu clan had actually come to the Great Zhou Dynasty and arrived at Tianjing City.
Xiao Yan glanced at him through the corner of his eyes, subtly gesturing to him that he should remain calm. Xiao Budian collected himself and then got close to Zhu Yi, asking curiously, “Big brother, are you also training with your elders?”
The yellow-clothed old man laughed. The other people also started laughing. Their smiling faces were very strange, one of them laughed saying, “Little buddy, he is not the same as you, he’s nothing but a scholar who learned a tao technique without permission.”
Hearing this, Zhu Yi raised his brows and said calmly, “Even though it is not of my free will, the results would tell you that it could indeed be considered training.”
The yellow-clothed old man slightly frowned and became angered in his heart. He knew that Zhu Yi was talking about the matter of Huang San being killed by Liu Yi with one attack.
But Xiao Budian did not care about what Zhu Yu was implying by opening his eyes.. Instead he was curious as to why his master would have his eyes on this green-clothed scholar as a disciple.
At this moment, the purple-fine-clothed middle-aged man who was silent the entire time suddenly lifted his head and said with a heavy voice, “Wait, something’s wrong.”
Everybody was startled. The purple-fine-clothed middle-aged man first stared at Xiao Budian, “You practise a thunder class tao technique.” He then turned his gaze towards Xiao Yan, “You practise a fire class tao technique.”
The other foundation establishment stage cultivators also reacted, all of them using their mana to investigate and discovering that it was indeed so. The expressions on their faces all became dark.
The yellow-clothed old man said slowly, “The Yu Clan’s water-type tao technique Art of the Water God is known throughout the entire world. Why didn’t the two of you practise it?
Xiao Budian’s and Xiao Yan’s felt a surge of anxiety running through their veins. They didn’t think that a flaw would be revealed here. Both their minds rapidly turned, Xiao Budian answered while maintaining his composure, “Whatever tao technique my master teaches me is whatever I learn.”
The yellow-clothed old man’s face became dark, “Nonsense, if you really are a direct descendant of the Yu clan how could you take an outsider as your master?”
“Because his master is even stronger than the Yu clan.”
A calm voice lightly rose up. Lin Feng slowly walked out and appeared before everybody.
Xiao Budian and Xiao Yan revealed a smile at the same time, bowing towards Lin Feng, “Greetings master.”
The yellow-clothed old man creased his brows, “You talk big, may I ask who you are?”
Zhu Yi stared at Lin Feng, his eyes revealing a hint of surprise but he withheld it.
Without a word exchanged, Lin Feng approached him on his own. After closely observing Zhu Yi for a while he let out a sigh, “I nearly missed you back then, I really didn’t think that you are actually Bingyun’s son, you’ve already grown so big.”
With this remark Zhu Yi instantly froze.
The cultivators of the house of the Marquis stared at Lin Feng in puzzlement, only that yellow-clothed old man was dumbfounded and shocked, “You… You actually know Meng Bingyun?”
Of the six people only this old man vaguely knew Meng Bingyun’s background. The other five people all believed her to be a mere concubine of the Marquis of Xuanji, never paying attention to her exact name before
Lin Feng did not respond to the old man, but continued to stare at Zhu Yi, “The reason I headed towards Spring Mountain that day was to visit the grave of an old friend. I came across you by chance but I did not recognize you.”
“Only after asking that old monk in the temple, had I then realised that you are Bingyun’s son.” Lin Feng said with deep emotion, “The way in which you pay respect to your mother’s grave is very good. The world has already forgotten Meng Bingyun, but at least she has left something valuable in this world.”
Zhu Yi’s eyes turned slightly red. He bowed his body and said, “Even though I have never heard my mother mention you, and despite her long absence from this world, you still remember her. I thank you solemnly on behalf of my mother.”
Lin Feng’s eyes stared straight at Zhu Yi. He said slowly, “In the past I once promised your mother that if you were willing, I could take you in as my successor and teach you everything I know, helping you step upon the path of immortals and live an unrestrained life for eternity.”
“Zhu Yi, are you willing?”
Zhu Yi’s face revealed an expression of contemplation. Lin Feng did not rush him and calmly stood on the spot.
But the cultivators of the house of the Marquis were upset. Starting from the leading old man they all stared angrily at Lin Feng voiced out loud.
“Young Lord Yi is the son of the Marquis of Xuanij. Who he chooses as his master, what path he walks in the future and what kind of life he lives will naturally be arranged by the Marquis. All Young Lord Zhu has to do is obey, I believe that the Marquis’ arrangements will always be the best.”
“The Marquis of Xuanji, Marquis Zhu is his father. Do not mention Meng Bingyun who has already died a long time ago. Even if she was still alive she would still just be a concubine by the Marquis’ side, one without power to interfere in the Marquis’ decisions!”
“The Marquis is the pillar that hold up the sky of the Zhou Dynasty, the golden bridge above the sea. He is the sky of the House of the Marquis of Xuanji, all personnel and matters within the house of the Marquis must abide to the Marquis’ or be condemned by the and suffer their wrath!”
“Leave quickly you taoist! This world may be big, but if you aggravate the Marquis of Xuanji there will be no place in this world for you!”
Lin Feng didn’t even look at them, his eyes were staring at Zhu Yi the entire time. At this moment he turned his head and indifferently glanced at them.
“When I am speaking with someone, keep silent.” Said Lin Feng with a lofty sense of authority. Lin Feng casually waved his hand. Dazzling golden light flew into the air and illuminated the entire tunnel, boundless mana swept the entire area!