Zhou Yuan’s dismissal of the three Wind Pavilion commanders soon spread throughout the Wind Pavilion, which undoubtedly caused a lot of commotion.
“The Wind Pavilion’s new deputy pavilion master is very bold. He even directly dismissed three commanders at once.”
“Haha, I don’t think it’s courageous, but reckless. That kid hasn’t even established himself in the Wind Pavilion but has already angered Chen Beifeng. It is said that he even made the vice fire pavilion master Wang Chen lose face.”
“Within the Fire Pavilion, the heaven prides of the Heavenly Spirit Sect occupy the majority of the important positions. Since a deputy pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion has offended Wang Chen, the Fire Pavilion is most likely going to give them some attitude.”
“Also, deputy pavilion master Chen Beifeng of the Wind Pavilion also has let word out that when he wins the position of pavilion master, he will issue an order to invalidate Zhou Yuan’s dismissal. At that time, Jin Teng and the others will regain their positions of commander.”
“Chen Beifeng is the most favourable candidate for pavilion master. Ye Bingling may not be able to compete with him.”
“Yes, once Chen Beifeng wins the pavilion master position, Zhou Yuan will most likely have to pay for his behaviour.”
There was endless discussion these days. Zhou Yuan was originally only known within the Wind Pavilion, but after this matter, almost everyone of all four pavilions had heard about the Wind Pavilion’s newly appointed deputy pavilion master. He could also be said to have risen to fame as a result of this.
Of course, his reputation was praised as much as it was put down because many people knew that if Chen Beifeng won the pavilion master position in two months’ time, Zhou Yuan’s behaviour would most likely become a joke.
In a small building in the mountains.
“You’ve become famous in the four pavilions.”
Ye Bingling leaned her slender and elegant body against a wooden fence, staring at Zhou Yuan with a frown. “But Chen Beifeng has let out word that when he wins, he will overturn all the decisions that you have made.”
If Zhou Yuan’s dismissal order was overturned, it would undoubtedly send a signal to everyone that Zhou Yuan’s orders have no effect in the Wind Pavilion, which would be fatal for a deputy pavilion master.
“Senior sister Ye, you’re also a strong contender for pavilion master. Can you beat Chen Beifeng?” Yi Qiushui asked curiously.
Now that Zhou Yuan had angered Chen Beifeng and Yi Qiushui was close to Zhou Yuan, she naturally didn’t want to see Chen Beifeng gain the upper hand. At this time, she knew only Ye Bingling could compete against Chen Beifeng.
“Yes, senior sister Ye, your voice in the Wind Pavilion is in no way weaker than Chen Beifeng’s,” Liu Zhixuan echoed.
Ye Bingling muttered, “Chen Beifeng is very strong. In the pavilion master selection, I only have a forty percent chance of winning, while he has sixty.”
It was clear that she was at a slight disadvantage.
But she still looked at Zhou Yuan and reassured, “But you don’t have to worry too much, I will do my best to stop him. As long as he doesn’t take the position of pavilion master, he can’t cause any waves.”
Lady Chi Jing had arranged for Zhou Yuan to come to the Wind Pavilion, so in a way, he was on the same side as her, which means she would help him regardless.
Zhou Yuan laughed, “It won’t be easy for him to ascend to the position of pavilion master, and even if senior sister Ye doesn’t stop him, I also won’t let him succeed.”
Ye Bingling shook her head. She clearly thought that Zhou Yuan had said this to save face. Although Zhou Yuan had become stronger, there was still a huge gap between him and Cheng Beifeng. In the pavilion master selection, she could only rely on herself.
“It is said that Chen Beifeng has been roping people in recently, especially the remaining commanders of the Wind Pavilion. He wants to build a force for him to ascend to the position of pavilion master” Liu Zhixuan explained. Having been in the Wind Pavilion these days, he had met many people and learned a lot of information.
Zhou Yuan wrinkled his brows.
That Chen Beifeng is really troublesome.
If Zhou Yuan allowed him to rope in the people of the Wind Pavilion, it would undoubtedly improve Chen Beifeng’s chances of ascending to the position of pavilion master. Moreover, commanders were the top powers of each pavilion. If they all joined his side, then even if Zhou Yuan were to become the pavilion master, nobody would listen to him, and it would constrain him in some ways in the future.
Ye Bingling also scrunched her brows. She also didn’t know what to do. She usually just concentrated on cultivating and simply didn’t know how to win people’s hearts.
“This actually isn’t difficult.” Yi Qiushui smiled suddenly. “To win people’s hearts is nothing more than to give others benefits. It just so happens that Jin Teng and the others have been dismissed, so there are three commander positions vacant. We can use senior sister Ye and Zhou Yuan’s name to promote three new commanders in Wind Pavilion.
“Of course, to be precise, it is in the hands of senior sister Ye and Zhou Yuan, because, according to the rules, the pavilion master needs to agree to the new commander, but now that the position is vacant, the deputy pavilion masters will need to vote to decide.
“We have two of the three deputy pavilion masters on our side, so no matter how Chen Beifeng votes, he can’t win against us.
“I think the other people should know that if they want to be in the top, they have to occupy a position first, and once they take the position of commander, they should be aware that Chen Beifeng will try to find a way to restore Jin Teng and the others’ positions when he becomes pavilion master. This means he will take back the commander positions.
“And having tasted the sweetness of the commander position, the newly appointed will most likely not give it up so easily. At that time, in order to keep their position, they will choose to become diehard supporters of senior sister Ye and Zhou Yuan.”
Zhou Yuan and Ye Bingling were both taken aback at first by what Yi Qiushui had said. After they thought about it, their eyes lit up.
This plan was indeed marvelous. They could win people’s hearts by using the vacant positions. This would anger Cheng Beifeng, and more importantly, he wouldn’t be able to use the same method against them. Otherwise, he would disappoint Jin Teng, Lin Zheng and Wu Dao.
“Junior sister Yi is indeed the most intelligent person I know.” Ye Bingling smiled at Yi Qiushui.
Zhou Yuan also gave a thumbs up. It was no wonder she could help the Yi family manage Xiaoxuan Prefecture in an orderly manner at such a young age. “Let’s do that, then, but we will have to trouble Qiushui and brother Liu with this matter.”
Yi Qiushui nodded with a smile. “Leave the small things to us. You two should focus on improving your strength. After all, the most important thing is to win the position of pavilion master.”
As long as one of them becomes the pavilion master, even if people supported Chen Beifeng, they could still slowly crush them.
Ye Bingling of course agreed to this plan. She turned to Zhou Yuan and reminded him, “Strength is always the most important. Don’t get complacent just because you have defeated Jin Teng and the others. There are numerous people more powerful than them in the four pavilions. In the following period of time, you must practice properly.”
In her view, Zhou Yuan had acted in a manner that was too high profile. He had not only offended Chen Beifeng, but had also angered Wang Chen of the Fire Pavilion.
Having reminded Zhou Yuan, she didn’t wait for his reaction and left.
Yi Qiushui looked at Zhou Yuan standing there speechless, then giggled out loud and left with Liu Zhixuan.
Zhou Yuan helplessly shook his head, but he also knew that Ye Bingling’s reminder was for his own good. Otherwise, given her cold personality, why would she say so much to him?
But what she said was indeed right: strength was the most important.
With his current strength, it wouldn’t be easy to defeat Chen Beifeng, and more importantly, his goal wasn’t just to become the pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion, but to become the chief pavilion master of the four pavilions.
Zhou Yuan took a deep breath. He had decided to complete at least half of the wind spirit rune before the pavilion master selection. It seems I need to devote all my energy to the wind district for a period of time.
Only in this way could he ensure that there wouldn’t be any problems stopping him from becoming the Wind Pavilion’s pavilion master!