Tales of Demons and Gods

Chapter 414 – Betrayal right before the battle!

Chapter 414 - Betrayal right before the battle!

The Eighth Elder spoke solemnly. “It’s true that Gu Bei has gone too far in destroying the Deity’s Lakes.”

The corner of Gu Heng’s mouth slightly rose at those words. The Eighth Elder had always been one of his supports.

“However!”

The course of Gu Bai’s speech suddenly changed, “There’s a reason he’s

done so. A reason that I believe the elders of the Gu Clan are well

aware of. We’ve observed Gu Heng’s actions for years. Conflicts,

naturally, have their own endings. I have always stood by Gu Heng, but

today, even I cannot stand with him!”

Everyone was dumbfounded by Gu Bai’s words.

Gu

Bai had a close relationship with Gu Heng — the entire clan knew that.

Gu Bai was definitely one of the few elders who’d join hands to impeach

Gu Bei. So why’d he change directions so suddenly?

Gu Heng was

enraged by Gu Bai’s words and he furiously glared. He never expected Gu

Bai to act so extremely, to have attacked him, instead.

The Third

Elder Gu Tianyun frowned his brows for a brief moment. What’s wrong with

Gu Bai? Why did he suddenly choose to help Gu Bei?

Just after Gu

Bai’s words landed, the Ninth Elder couldn’t hold himself back anymore.

He thought to himself,: Gu Bai truly picked the right time. He clearly

wants more benefits, so that’s why he jumped out so quickly!

Gu

Feng also stood up and said, “I agree with Gu Bai’s words. This entire

time, Gu Heng has gone too far. It’s true that Gu Bei also overdid it

with his vengeance, but he has shown the brave and unyielding qualities

of our Gu Clan’s members. He’s definitely the most suitable candidate to

be the Gu Clan’s successor!”

Gu Feng snorted in disdain,.

“Furthermore, the acts of fighting and killing each other in the outside

world has been approved by the entire Divine Feathers Sect. Just

because he suffered a little, he chose to run home crying. What does

that say about the Gu Clan?”

Gu Heng was so enraged by their words

that he wanted to vomit blood. “Elder Gu Feng, aren’t you supposed to

be trying to impeach Gu Bei? You two-faced rat!”

He’d taken great

pains to build relationships with those two elders. But, for some

unknown reason, they’d both turned their backs on him!

The Third

Elder knitted his brows briefly. He never expected GuU Bai and Gu Feng

to join the other side at the last minute. It looked like Gu Heng was

done for. The Third Elder was Gu Heng’s master, so he was obligated to

back Gu Heng. At the same time, he was well aware of Gu Heng’s bad

reputation within the clan. Now that the elders who’d been supporting

him had deserted, Gu Heng had lost all fighting chance for the

Patriarch’s position.

Gu Feng’s face went cold. “Gu Heng, watch

your words. It’s true that I initially planned to impeach Gu Bei for his

mistakes. But if I compare his mistakes to yours, they pale in their

insignificance!”

Gu Heng was so angry that his lungs nearly exploded.

“I support Gu Bai and Gu Feng.”

“Same goes for me!”

The

elders who were supposedly there to impeach Gu Bei all declared their

positions. There were several elders who Gu Bei hadn’t paid visits to,

but after seeing the situation, they also moved to his side. They’d seen

Gu Bei’s disposition, and seen the fact that he’d swayed even the

Eighth and Ninth elders. The Patriarchy was solidly in his grasp. They

knew exactly how to judge the hour.

Everyone was kicking Gu Heng while he was down.

Gu

Heng’s relationship with those elders had been established through

money. Since Gu Bei had offered a high price, of course they’d stir.

Gu

Tianlong, Gu Ya, and the other elders all exchanged looks. No one

needed to say a word. Their actions were already equivalent to waving

flags and shouting battle cries. Each one had an expression of gratified

on their face. It looked like Gu Bei had secretly made preparations to

get so many elders on his side. It was enough to prove that Gu Bei

possessed the power to control the clan!

As for the still neutral elders, of course they’d choose Gu Bei over Gu Heng.

Even

though Gu Bei had destroyed someone else’s Deity’s Lake, at least he

was doing it in the light. He was completely unlike Gu Heng, who’d

poisoned another simply to reduce the competition! Gu Lan was Gu Bei’s

sister; of course Gu Bei would harbor such hatred towards Gu Heng!

But

even under such circumstances, Gu Heng hadn’t expected this to go this

way and felt quite dazed. How did things turn out like this?!

He’d

been planning for so many years, and he thought that the Patriarch’s

position was already in his grasp. He never imagined such an outcome!

“Since

the matter has gotten here, then I’ll go ahead and declare punishment!”

Gu Tianlong announced. “Gu Bei was indeed being inappropriate for

destroying Gu Heng’s Deity’s Lakes. However, that’s pardonable and I

will exempt you from punishment. However, you must reimburse the Divine

Feathers Sect with five hundred thousand spiritual stones, and the Gu

Clan with one million spiritual stones. You must repay the sum within

three years; delays are not permitted. As for Gu Heng, you didn’t repent

your wrongs, but dared to be the first to cry thief. You are sentenced

to thirty years facing the wall[1. Sort of like an extended time-out in

the corner, but with a Chinese “meditate and reflect” connotation. Wuxia

version of house arrest.]!”

“Patriarch, wait…” The Third Elder opened his mouth to say something, but was interrupted by Gu Tianlong.

“I’ve already made my decision. If anyone wishes to stand out for him, consider the consequences!” Gu Tianlong announced.

Gu Heng’s expression showed that he was at a loss. He still couldn’t figure out why things had gone the way they did.

Gu

Tianlong had fined Gu Bei quite a sum of spiritual stones. You could

say it was to reimburse the Divine Feathers Sect. But Gu Tianlong also

knew that Gu Bei was loaded. It was just an excuse to fill the clan’s

treasury. But Gu Tianlong didn’t know exactly how rich Gu Bei was.

Otherwise he wouldn’t have issued such a light fine.

A hundred and fifty thousand spiritual stones. To an ordinary person, that was indeed a shocking wealth!

True,

Gu Bei had been fined a pretty sum of spiritual stones. However, that

was light punishment as far as he was concerned. Meanwhile, Gu Heng had

been sentenced to face the wall for thirty years. A cultivator’s most

important time was their youth — thirty years of training and rank-ups.

But instead, he had to face the wall. By the time Gu Heng’s punishment

ended, his cultivation would be so far behind that he’d never be able to

catch up to Gu Bei or the others!

Gu Heng was no longer a threat

to Gu Bei. The majority of the elders already stood on Gu Bei’s side.

What did Gu Heng have to compete against him?

In thirty years, when Gu Heng finished his sentence, Gu Bei will probably be sitting in the Patriarch’s seat!

But

regardless, the transactions were done. Gu Heng had summoned so many

elders to impeach Gu Bei, but his attempt had backfired and doomed

himself instead. If instead, those elders had chosen to support Gu Heng,

then even Gu Tianlong wouldn’t be able to do anything against him. But

who would’ve expected all those elders to turn to Gu Bei?

Gu Heng

had been too arrogant and overlooked things. He thought that his

relationships with the elders, cultured over so many years, was

something that would never crumble; the reality was outside of his

expectations!

The Third Elder, Gu Yu, stood up, swept an eye at Gu Bei, and left the room.

Gu Bei watched Gu Yu’s retreating silhouette and his expression turned deep as he was thinking.

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