Chapter 1182: What is Arrogance
Fourth Elder looked at Yi Yun with a penetrating gaze. As an Elder of the Guiyuan family, he had always enjoyed exuding an overpowering aura. For most juniors, that aura would be a dominating force. Fairy Purple Rain was no exception. Even though she was an elite of the Guiyuan family, she remained a respectful junior in front of him.
However, Yi Yun had appeared in Myriad City even though he was being hunted by the Myriad Immortal Pavilion. It was as though he had walked into a tiger’s den. Under these circumstances, no one expected him to don a disguise, accept the Guiyuan family’s public request, openly step into the Guiyuan family manor, and reveal his identity.
Despite his precarious position, he remained composed as though the Fourth Elder’s aura was not looming over him. This displeased Fourth Elder. He was, after all, a person of authority and was accustomed to being in control of everything.
“Yi Yun, you do know that all it would take is one voice transmission charm for people from the Myriad Immortal Pavilion to rush here in five minutes and capture you. If that were to happen, well, there is no need for me to describe your outcome.”
Fourth Elder was acutely aware that Yi Yun was not much weaker than him. Since his aura could not overpower the junior, he got straight to the point. He wanted to sense even an inkling of unease from Yi Yun’s eyes.
However, he was disappointed as Yi Yun laughed and said, “Naturally, I know that. However, why would Fourth Elder want to inform the Myriad Immortal Pavilion? Are you tempted by that small reward offered by the Myriad Immortal Pavilion?”
Fourth Elder sneered. “That is no ‘small reward’. In order to capture you, the Myriad Immortal Pavilion has gone to great lengths. The astronomical reward offered is something even my Guiyuan family would covet.”
Yi Yun shook his head and said, “Fourth Elder, is that all you amount to in the end? I once heard from Xiaowan that for the past million years the Guiyuan family has been the second strongest faction in Myriad Divine Territory. And in fact, in terms of strength, the Guiyuan family is not much weaker than the Myriad Immortal Pavilion. However, of the three great medicinal clinics in Myriad City’s core district area, the Myriad Immortal Pavilion controls the Medicinal Immortal Pavilion, and jointly runs the Heaven Bestowing Medicinal Clinic with other factions. As for the Guiyuan family, it has no medicinal clinics in the core district of Myriad City. All it has is a weapon store.”
“Over the years, the Guiyuan family has had unknown amounts of resources robbed by the Myriad Immortal Pavilion. Doesn’t Fourth Elder feel any grudge for that? Now that the Myriad Immortal Pavilion is focused on pursuing me, they are taking out a portion of the resources that they have robbed from the Guiyuan family as part of the reward you claim to be ‘astronomical.’ Is Fourth Elder so easily tempted by this tiny bit of benefit? From my point of view, these are things the Myriad Immortal Pavilion snatched from the Guiyuan family, and they are just returning them to the Guiyuan family out of charity.”
When Yi Yun came to this point, Fourth Elder’s eyes flashed. His aura rose. “What a glib tongue. It’s a great strategy, trying to sow discord. It is true that my Guiyuan family has been at odds with the Myriad Immortal Pavilion for millions of years. Of course, the upper echelons of our Guiyuan family have done a cost-benefit analysis. Yet a junior like you thinks he can so frivolously comment on it? You just aim to instigate a war between my Guiyuan family and the Myriad Immortal Pavilion so as to reap the benefits of our mutual destruction!”
Fourth Elder’s words were overbearing and contained a powerful aura. It left Fairy Purple Rain feeling stifled. She knew her grandfather’s character. He was steadfast in his views, or he would not have risen to the position of Elder. Such a person wouldn’t be so easily swayed by others. For some reason, Fairy Purple Rain began to worry for Yi Yun. She felt that if she were in Yi Yun’s shoes, she would be too overwhelmed to make a retort.
Yi Yun was not fazed by the Fourth Elder’s anger. He casually picked up the tea on the table and took a sip. “Fourth Elder is right. I have indeed frivolously commented on the relationship between your two factions. However, you said that I’m trying to reap the benefits of an internecine outcome? To be honest, the Myriad Divine Territory might be the core trading area of the Yang God Empyrean Heaven, but to me, Yi Yun, it’s a tiny place that I’m not overly concerned with. My ambition does not lie here. In a few years, I will leave the Myriad Divine Territory, so why would I try to reap the benefits of its internal struggles?”
“You…” Fourth Elder’s eyes widened. What arrogance!
He had seen many young geniuses in his life. People like Si Yusheng and Si Shaoyu were famous for their arrogance and how they thought nothing of others. Si Yusheng even dared to kidnap City Lord Qin’s youngest son, prompting others to wonder what he wouldn’t dare to do.
But even the arrogant Si Yusheng’s life goal was to inherit the Myriad Immortal Pavilion and lead it into dominating the Myriad Divine Territory before expanding beyond.
Only Yi Yun dared claim that a ‘tiny place’ like the Myriad Divine Territory was not something he cared for.
In comparison, Si Yusheng’s arrogance was nothing.
Fourth Elder wanted to rebuke Yi Yun for his arrogance but he swallowed his words when they reached the tip of his tongue.
On careful thought, what was Yi Yun capable of…
He had modified the recipe for Supreme Palace Iceheart Pills and refined a batch that exceeded Zuoqiu Bo’s in quality. Despite knowing that Zuoqiu Haoyu was a young master of the Myriad Immortal Pavilion, he had still removed his arms.
Following that, when City Lord Qin’s youngest was in Si Yusheng’s hands, he had taken the initiative to relieve himself from City Lord Qin’s protection. Everyone believed that he would be brought to the Myriad Immortal Pavilion and turned into a slave, but he had easily defeated Si Yusheng, who had cultivated for hundreds of years and was deemed to be invincible against anyone below the realm of Supremacy. Yi Yun ignored his status as successor to the Myriad Immortal Pavilion, destroying his dantian. He had also managed to withstand a direct attack from a Supremacy, Zuoqiu Bo, and not suffer defeat. He fended him off and escaped unscathed.
Such a figure would definitely become a Divine Lord in the future if he did not perish. He would also certainly become an alchemist sage, or even possibly touch the legendary gates that stood above the realm of a Divine Lord.
He truly had the right to say that he thought nothing of the Myriad Divine Territory!
The more carefully he thought, the more Fourth Elder realized the horror of the youth that was slowly sipping his tea. From that perspective, it was a good thing that his aura was not overpowered by Yi Yun’s, forgetting talk about him overshadowing the junior.
“I admit that among all that I have seen— No, I should say that among anything I have ever heard or even imagined, you are the most terrifying genius. However, my Guiyuan family won’t just fall into a trap by instigating a conflict with the Myriad Immortal Pavilion based on what you’ve said!”
“Furthermore, indulging an enemy is only asking for trouble. Even if you think nothing of the Myriad Divine Territory, my Guiyuan family will not be willing to cooperate with someone that can easily control us in the future. To be honest, when faced with someone such as yourself, the first reaction most factions would have is fear. From there, they would think of destroying you.”
Fourth Elder was frank. Yi Yun nodded. “I like it when people get straight to the point. You are correct. I naturally know that many factions would relish in my death. However, how can I be easily destroyed after having matured to this point?”
“I, Yi Yun, have faced factions even stronger than the Myriad Immortal Pavilion in the past. I have even faced the relentless pursuits of several Divine Lords on my own. I have experienced even more dangerous circumstances. It might sound unbelievable, but I can swear on my Dao heart that I speak the truth. And here I am, alive and well. The Myriad Immortal Pavilion is still far from capable of destroying me.”
Fourth Elder’s heart leaped when he heard Yi Yun casually say those words.
He survived the relentless pursuit of several Divine Lords in the past?
Fairy Purple Rain, who was sitting beside him, gaped her tiny mouth. She found it unbelievable.
However, even if Yi Yun didn’t swear it, Fairy Purple Rain was inclined to believe him.
He was a person that defied the heavens. His alchemical and martial talent was already unbelievable. What was so surprising about a few more unbelievable feats?
The Myriad Immortal Pavilion was powerful, but it was nothing compared to the collective efforts of a few Divine Lords.
Yi Yun placed his teacup down and said, “Fourth Elder, have you thought about it? Since, I, Yi Yun, had already successfully escaped Myriad City, I could have gone afar to a neighboring divine territory. There, no matter how capable the Myriad Immortal Pavilion is, it would not be able to pose a threat to me. However, I have returned. I’m not someone who is willing to take things lying down. It’s fine if the enemy is extraordinarily strong, but as long as the enemy is not so powerful that I can’t put up a struggle, I will give them a taste of their own medicine in the shortest amount of time. I never leave my grudges to the future. That is my character.”
“You want to seek revenge on the Myriad Immortal Pavilion?” Fourth Elder was taken aback. There was no end to Yi Yun’s arrogance, only more arrogance.
Si Shaoyu or Si Yusheng appeared to be arrogant people on the surface. They would act as if they were the most arrogant person in the world, but what was true arrogance? A person like Yi Yun, who seemed to keep a low profile on the surface, would not say a thing but his heart was something nothing in the entire 12 Empyrean Heavens could satisfy. That was true arrogance!
“What right do you have to seek revenge on the Myriad Immortal Pavilion? According to what I know, you only have strength equivalent to the beginning stages of a Supremacy. Against the Myriad Immortal Pavilion, you are only making an ambitious attempt without any sense of your pitiable limitation.”
“Naturally.” Yi Yun nodded. “I lack that strength but I can find allies.”
“Hahaha!” Fourth Elder laughed. “So, you still intend to use my Guiyuan family as the vanguard. Why would my Guiyuan family listen to you?”
“Fourth Elder, there is one thing wrong in what you’ve said. It’s not limited to the Guiyuan family…” When Yi Yun said this, he came to a pause. “There will be at least City Lord Qin. Other than that, I will also seek the Paradise Chapter… Through the alliance of several factions, that should be enough. As for what right I have…”
“Firstly, it stems from my illustrious future. I will sign a contract of non-animosity with any faction that cooperates with me. It will last forever as long as I don’t perish. Having a powerful ally in the future is always something worth celebrating.”
“As for the second reason…” Yi Yun came to a pause and turned his head to Fairy Purple Rain. He smiled and said, “What if I were to say that I can cure Fairy Purple Rain of her illness?”
“What?” Fairy Purple Rain subconsciously took a step back. She covered her mouth. Having been ill for so long, her body was very weak. Even though she claimed to be fine, she was feeling terrible. At times, she would be hit with a sense of despair late into the night.
Countless times, she imagined the numerous outcomes that would happen if there was no cure to the plague. She would turn into a complete cripple or have her body possessed by the evil entity within her. Those were all terrifying outcomes.
She wanted to seek Yi Yun, but she never believed that Yi Yun could cure the root of the problem. From what Yi Yun was able to do to Dong Xiaowan, he could only alleviate the symptoms.
Now, with Yi Yun saying that he could cure the plague, the impact it left on Fairy Purple Rain’s mind was obvious.