Chapter 23: Who Fixing Who
Shortly after the core protégé ceremony had just ended, the six grand elders of the martial halls had all gathered around Qin Keqin.
The Heavens Ridge Villa had always been ruled by these six grand elders who formed the leadership council and they went by the majority vote to decide important clan affairs.
They were Celestial Bai Laoxiong from the White Spirit Hall, Celestial Shi Guanyin from the Red Heaven Sword Hall, Celestial Kong Guxin from the Green Fields Martial Hall, Yun Xing from the Yellow Hills Martial Hall, Wang Ming from the Crystal Cloud Spirit Hall and Mu Han from the Blue Lake Sword Hall.
But now they had an unofficial sect leader who had suddenly decided to stay for a little longer in the Heavens Ridge Villa and she was Qin Keqin.
After witnessing how she had brought Supremacy Wen Hongguang down, now all six grand elders were suddenly respectful toward this new acting sect leader.
Qin Keqin was quite startled at their suddenly change of attitude but it was not a total surprise to her. It was because in the celestial fraternity, those who had the strength still call the shots.
She smiled wryly, “I will be personally instructing Lu Qingyun. Have him move to a bigger abode as I will be moving in with him.”
Immediately all the grand elders were startled.
Celestial Shi Guanyin smiled weakly, “Sect Leader Qin, this may not be a nice thing. After all, he is only a core disciple while you are a highly esteemed sect leader. There may be gossips…”
All the grand elders were all nodding as were muttering.
Qin Keqin chuckled, “It doesn’t bother me at all. I won’t be staying in New Empyrean City for too long. Therefore I want to make it as convenient as possible for me to instruct him. This decision is final.”
Celestial Shi Guanyin bowed with her hands, “Alright then…”
“Oh yes, before I dismiss all of you,” Qin Keqin smiled mysteriously. “There is actually something else.”
“Oh?” Everyone was looking at her and at one another.
She had suddenly gazed upon Celestial Bai Laoxiong, “I know that you and Supremacy Wen are good friends and are even as close as brothers. Am I right?”
Celestial Bai Laoxiong had immediately turned ashen as he stammered, “This is a malicious lie! Who dare to spread such malicious lie on me?”
Qin Keqin gave him a lazy look, “Supremacy Wen is here today at your invitation. Do you really think that I do not know about it?”
Celestial Bai Laoxiong smiled coldly, “I hope that sect leader will investigate this matter thoroughly. If anyone wants to accuse me then there must be evidences or else this is just false accusation!”
Qin Keqin smiled, “What if I tell you that my words are laws and my words are the evidences?”
Celestial Bai Laoxiong was taken aback, “This is too unreasonable! The good name of the Fairy Jade Light will be tainted by this false accusation.”
Qin Keqin rolled her eyes as she said wryly, “Honestly I can choose to close one eye but you’ve even wanted to bed Ouyang Xue.”
Yun Xing was startled as she looked at them, “What? Bai Laoxiong! You even have designs on my core protégé?”
Celestial Bai Laoxiong turned to Yun Xing with a weak smile, “Of course it is not true. I won’t dare to. I am a highly respected grand elder…”
Qin Keqin interrupted coldly, “I am not here to listen to your explanation. You have three options now. One, fight me to prove your innocence. Two, cripple your cultivation core. Three, leave the sect.”
Celestial Bai Laoxiong was startled but he was also thinking, “How did she know about my secret friendship with Wen Hongguang? How did she knows that I have been harassing Ouyang Xue? If I were to fight her, I may not win. It is a 50/50 chance for me. As for crippling my cultivation core, there is no way I will allow that to happen. I am already half an immortal. As for the third option…”
He smiled coldly as he looked at the rest of the grand elders, “You have all seen what the sect leader has treated me. What is my fate today will be your fate tomorrow.”
Then he stared coldly at Qin Keqin, “You will remember this today! Qin Keqin! You have falsely accused me and I will not let this slight be easily forgotten. From today onward, I will have nothing to do with the Heavens Ridge Villa. My core disciples and I will be your eternal mortal enemies. Just you watch!”
With that, he had stormed off from the hall.
All the grand elders were startled and they had no idea who to believe…
Qin Keqin chuckled, not bothered by his threats at all. She said sternly as she commanded, “Wang Ming! From today onward, you shall take over Bai Laoxiong’s White Spirit Hall.”
Wang Ming was startled as he looked at Celestial Shi Guanyin and Celestial Kong Guxin, “I…what? I am only a fourth realm immortal celestial. Maybe Celestial Guanyin and Celestial Guxin is a better candidate. Besides, I can’t cope with two martial halls.” He was actually more afraid that the protégés of the White Spirit Hall would not welcome him.
In fact, he had broken out in cold sweat. The elders from the White Spirit Hall were actually difficult to be deal with. He knew that because his Crystal Cloud Spirit Hall had been in fierce rivalries with the White Spirit Hall. Was the sect leader messing up with him? However he dared not protest because he was simply only a fourth realm expert.
Qin Keqin smiled, “You are the grand elder of the Crystal Cloud Spirit Hall. Your martial practices won’t be too far from the White Spirit Hall so I feel more at ease with you in charge.”
Then she looked at Yun Xing, “I will be putting your core disciple Ouyang Xue to be a grand elder of the Crystal Cloud Spirit Hall.”
Not only was Yun Xing startled, so were all the other grand elders. Yun Xing stammered, “This…this is…”
Celestial Shi Guanyin was a little afraid that her rival Yun Xing would get more power and influence over her now that her core protégé was to be appointed to be a grand elder so she quickly said, “It is unheard of anyone to be promoted to a grand elder without first becoming an elder.”
Qin Keqin folded her arms as she smiled coldly, “I’ve already decided. Anyone else has any second opinion?”
Celestial Shi Guanyin was left to smile bitterly to herself. They were both fifth realm experts but yet the sect leader was not even giving any face to her. After what she had done to Supremacy Wen today and the way she shove Bai Laoxiong out of the Heavens Ridge Villa, she knew that this sect leader was too tyrannical to be reasoned with. Therefore, she decided to keep her silence. At least for now…
Celestial Kong Guxin who had disliked Celestial Bai Laoxiong was actually glad that he was kicked out just like that. For a number of years, he had been constantly oppressed by him at every turn. But he was equally surprised that Qin Keqin had made a reshuffle of the martial hall leadership.
All the grand elders muttered, “We have no second opinions…”
Qin Keqin smiled, “Good. You are all dismissed.”
As they left the hall, Qin Keqin was smiling delightfully to herself. “Ouyang Xue. From today onward, your hands will be quite full. This is a small lesson to you for fighting with me over him…”
The news that Celestial Qin Keqin had defeated Supremacy Wen Hongguang had spread like wildfire throughout New Empyrean City and it had suddenly become the hottest gossip in the city.
The Heavens Ridge Villa, Flying Armament Sect, Clear Sky Pavilion and the Solitary Manor were the four powerhouses and prominent celestial clans of New Empyrean City.
The Solitary Manor and Clear Sky Pavilion both had one supremacy level cultivator. Therefore these two celestial clans were considered to be stronger than the other two.
Now that Celestial Qin Keqin had defeated Supremacy Wen Hongguang in actual combat, the ranking of the Heavens Ridge Villa was naturally higher now in the eyes of the people of New Empyrean City.
“That Supremacy Wen is so useless. He can’t even handle a golden celestial level cultivator…”
“You are wrong to say that. A superior cultivator usually has a superior celestial teacher and Celestial Qin’s celestial teacher is Fairy Jade Light…”
“I have heard that Fairy Jade Light is a seventh realm expert…”
“I have heard that Celestial Qin has used a divine sword to defeat Supremacy Wen. Without a divine sword in her hands, Supremacy Wen may not lose…”
“Darn. I should have enrolled as a protégé with the Heavens Ridge Villa. The enrollment exercise had just ended…”
“I had heard that the battle between them was so earthshaking that the mountains shook and the heavens wrath was produced…”
“I had heard that Supremacy Wen was done by only one stroke…”
“You got to be kidding. That isn’t possible. The mountains must have been shaking when they were battling…”