“Ninety origin coins?”
Upon hearing this number, the Jin Teng trio stopped howling in pain. With angry faces, they roared, “You might as well rob us!”
“Isn’t that what I’m doing?”
Zhou Yuan shrugged. He gestured at the trio’s arms and legs with the phoenix beak blade and said nonchalantly, “So you guys don’t intend to pay? Then I’ll be taking your arms and legs.”
He made a sawing gesture with the blade.
Jin Teng’s complexion turned green with fright as he hastily said, “Deputy pavilion master Zhou, we’re only given 30 origin coins a month and don’t have much savings. Where can we find so many coins?”
“Do you think this is a shop? Still trying to bargain with me? I can just take the limbs you can’t afford to pay for.” Zhou Yuan was completely unmoved as his eyes slowly turned ice cold.
“Ten breaths. If you can’t take out the amount within that time, don’t bother.”
Zhou Yuan lightly shut his eyes as killing intent spread from his body.
The Jin Teng trio’s expressions fluctuated indeterminately; they clearly didn’t expect Zhou Yuan to be so unreasonable.
Ten breaths passed in the blink of an eye.
Zhou Yuan opened his eyes. He did not waste any time and swung the phoenix blade in his hand downwards.
Jin Teng could sense Zhou Yuan’s ruthlessness and understood that the latter truly intended to cut off their arms and legs. He did not dare to waste any more time and hurriedly cried out, “I’ll pay!”
He patted his spatial bag and several dozen sparkling coins immediately rose from within.
Zhou Yuan waved his sleeve, sucking the glittering crystal-like origin coins into his hand. His Spirit senses swept out and withdrew without a change in expression before his icy gaze turned towards the other two.
Lin Zheng’s and Wu Dao’s faces were filled with agony. In the end, they had no choice but to obediently hand over their origin coins, nearly bankrupting themselves in order to avoid this calamity.
Zhou Yuan retrieved the coins amounting to a total of 270 as uncontrollable joy surged in his heart. He had previously worried about his lack of origin coins—who could have imagined that Santa Claus would pay him a visit all of a sudden?
Two hundred seventy coins should be enough for a month of cultivation, right?
With a flick, Zhou Yuan sent 50 origin coins flying towards Liu Zhixuan. The latter blankly stared at Zhou Yuan.
“Everyone present has a share.” Zhou Yuan grinned. Although he had only met Liu Zhixuan a few times before, he had a good impression of him. Moreover, he had witnessed how Liu Zhixuan would rather be beaten by Jin Teng and his gang than to reveal his location.
Liu Zhixuan hurriedly shook his head.
However, Zhou Yuan shoved the 50 origin coins into his hands.
“They had injured you. Take this as compensation,” said Zhou Yuan.
Liu Zhixuan let out a bitter laugh. He clearly understood the value of these 50 origin coins, and they were definitely too much compensation for his earlier beating. However, he also understood that this was a show of Zhou Yuan’s goodwill, so he kept the coins after a slight deliberation. “I’ll take it as my good luck this time.”
After splitting the spoils, the two individuals grew even closer and grinned at each other.
At this moment, Jin Teng very cautiously asked, “Deputy pavilion master Zhou, may we leave now?”
Zhou Yuan cast a sideways glance at them as a strange smile appeared on his face. “Why should you leave?”
Jin Teng was alarmed. “We’ve already given you origin coins!”
“These origin coins were merely to buy back your arms and legs. When did I say I would let you guys off?” Zhou Yuan icily chuckled. These bastards, how could he let them off so easily?
“You!” Anger flourished on the trio’s faces.
But before they could say anything else, Zhou Yuan waved his sleeve. Streams of Genesis Qi whizzed out and tied up the three individuals and blocked their mouths.
Liu Zhixuan said in a low voice, “Zhou Yuan, I’ve heard that Lin Zheng and Wu Dao are Chen Beifeng’s underlings. This matter…”
Zhou Yuan faintly nodded as he replied, “Can I trouble you to find deputy pavilion master Ye? If you manage to find her, please ask her to come to the wind tower entrance.”
At the sight of Zhou Yuan’s appearance, Liu Zhixuan understood that he was not going to take things lying down. However, this would certainly offend Chen Beifeng. Chen Beifeng was currently the most favored competitor for the position of wind pavilion master and was extremely popular in the Wind Pavilion. He was far from comparable to Jin Teng and the rest.
However, Liu Zhixuan ultimately did not say anything else on the topic. In the short period he had known Zhou Yuan, Liu Zhixuan knew that Zhou Yuan was not someone who would easily change his mind.
“Okay, you should be a little more careful.” Liu Zhixuan nodded before his figure rose into the air.
Zhou Yuan sent Liu Zhixuan off with his eyes before coldly looking towards the still-struggling trio. With an icy laugh, he began flying towards the entrance of the wind district while towing the trio behind him.
The sight of him dragging three struggling figures was exceptionally attention grabbing and naturally drew countless shocked gazes.
“That’s…deputy pavilion master Zhou?”
“What’s he dragging? It seems to be three people?”
“Eh, they look a little familiar…”
“Isn’t that commanders Jin Teng, Wu Dao and Lin Zheng?!”
“My god, what happened? Why is the deputy pavilion master Zhou Yuan pulling them along like kites?!”
“Commanders Wu Dao and Lin Zheng are in deputy pavilion master Chen Beifeng’s camp…to think that deputy pavilion master Zhou Yuan actually dares to touch them?”
“Quick, let’s follow them. There will certainly be some entertainment later!”
Zhou Yuan brazenly dragged the trio through the wind district, causing quite a stir amongst the many Wind Pavilion members. For a time, everyone put aside their training and hurriedly followed from a distance.
Zhou Yuan’s expression remained composed as he shot a glance at the growing crowd. He was going to blow this matter up and let everyone know the consequences of challenging him.
Zhou Yuan soon arrived at the stone platform at the wind district’s entrance. Numerous Wind Pavilion members had already gathered there, but he ignored them as he grabbed the trio and stepped out of the wind district.
Four Spirits Origin Tower. Outside the wind tower.
Zhou Yuan saw an even bigger crowd when he stepped out. Even members from the other three pavilions had heard the news and had come over to watch.
With the Jin Teng trio in his hands, Zhou Yuan’s gaze swept across the area as he solemnly said, “Jin Teng, Lin Zheng and Wu Dao have committed a grave offense against their superior in the wind district. They actually dared to attack me, but ultimately lost an arm each and were captured. They have no respect for the rules of my Wind Pavilion!”
These words instantly drew countless gasps of shock.
Gaze after gaze stared at Zhou Yuan in astonishment: firstly because the Jin Teng trio actually had the gall to openly attack a deputy pavilion master, secondly because Zhou Yuan was able to triumph over them and even take an arm from each. How strong was he?!
It seemed that this new pavilion master had been holding back the day before!
Traces of respect had already begun to emerge within several gazes when the gathered members looked towards Zhou Yuan.
Zhou Yuan leisurely asked, “Does anyone know what punishment awaits those who try to assassinate their superior in the Wind Pavilion?”
The crowd was silent for a moment before a person said in a low voice, “According to the rules of the Wind Pavilion, any commander who commits such a crime will be stripped of their position and be barred from entering the wind district for a year.”
Zhou Yuan shouted, “Since there is such a rule, I shall follow it accordingly!
“From now onwards, the three of them shall be stripped of their commander position!”
All of the Wind Pavilion members gasped. To think that he would really strip away the positions of three Wind Pavilion commanders. This was no small matter. Deputy pavilion master Zhou might appear gentle, but it turned out that he was very vicious when angered.
However, a thunderous roar immediately boomed when the last word left Zhou Yuan’s mouth.
“Zhou Yuan, since when have you become the one who dictates what happens in the Wind Pavilion!
“You dare to slander my men—do you think that I, Chen Beifeng, do not exist?!”
A glowing figure arrived from the sky, eyes blazing with rage. His ice-cold gaze locked onto Zhou Yuan as he suddenly thrust his palm. Boundless Genesis Qi surged out with unstoppable momentum, turning into a giant torrent that charged towards Zhou Yuan with petrifying might.