Chapter 36 – Bullying Gone Too Far
If they sent out people to search, accidents will definitely occur since the Ghostly Mountain Range was too dangerous.
The elite disciples were the pillars of the Luo family. If something happened to them, the entire Luo family will enter a precarious situation.
His own status will then be threatened.
No matter what, he couldn’t make this move.
Luo Tian picked at his ears and couldn’t be bothered with their discussion. He walked up and asked: “May I ask if the Acting Patriarch can declare the results of the hunting contest?”
He was still waiting to turn in his quest.
If Luo Jianshan didn’t recognize the results, then it will mean the quest wasn’t completed. It’s basically like him not handing in the quest and not getting the rewards for it.
Luo Jianshan’s eyes became cold. He looked at the pile of 2nd rank demonic beast heads, the 3rd rank demonic beast heads, and finally at the Furious Thunder Bull. His heart suddenly tightened and said to himself: “Could Lin Er’s death be caused by Luo Tian?”
Thinking to this point, Luo Jianshan’s eyes became even colder. His eyes swept past the crowd and a portion of the Luo family disciples that participated in the hunting contest unconsciously lowered their heads. This further strengthened his suspicions.
Luo Jianshan then coldly laughed out loud once and then said: “Luo Tian, the fact that your dantian was crippled is something everyone knows about. How could someone with a crippled dantian kill so many demonic beasts? Especially when they’re 2nd rank demonic beasts, 3rd rank, and even a 4th rank demonic beast. Even someone at the Profound Master realm would have a hard time dealing with a 2nd rank demonic beast, so how did you hunt them down?”
Luo Tian’s eyes darkened, “Just go ahead and say what you’re implying.”
“I suspect that you’re cheating!” Luo Jianshan yelled outright.
A flash of hope appeared in Luo Changshan’s eyes as he yelled out: “What the Patriarch said is correct! Luo Tian’s achievements are truly suspicious!”
The still throwing up Luo Chen with a pale face immediately lifted up his head and pointed at Luo Tian in excitement before saying loudly: “That piece of trash Luo Tian is definitely cheating!”
His sleeves moved from his sudden pointing and a piece of gooey shit was flicked directly into his open mouth. Luo Chen then started throwing up like crazy again.
Luo Tian cursed before showing a questioning smile: “I suspect that you cannot take out the xuan stone reward so that’s why you’re trying to shift suspicion onto my results. Acting Patriarch, could it be that you can’t take out the xuan stone because you had already given it to your son?”
As Luo Tian’s voice was heard, several Elders all looked towards Luo Jianshan.
Luo Jianshan’s face darkened but he pretended to remain calm. “Nonsense! Why would I, the Patriarch do such a thing? Luo Tian, it looks like you’re afraid of my inquiry. Again, how did you, a piece of trash manage such achievements?”
Without waiting for Luo Tian’s response, Luo Jianshan immediately continued: “Elders, what do you think of freezing Luo Tian’s results for now until we’ve thoroughly investigated this?”
“Luo Tian’s achievements are very suspicious so in order to be fair, I agree with the Patriarch’s suggestion.”
“Agree your sister!”
“You damn old dog fogeys, this daddy has seen through you all.” Luo Tian’s anger was rising as he saw through these so called Elders. With these old bastards in charge, it’s no wonder the Luo family continues to decline.
In his heart, Luo Tian started cursing out everyone in Luo Jianshan’s family. He also couldn’t help becoming anxious since if he couldn’t get Luo Jianshan’s acknowledgement, the first place for the hunting contest will not be declared. As for that xuan stone, there’s no way Luo Jianshan can take it out because Luo Tian had it on his person. He didn’t really care about that xuan stone and only wanted to take care of the A-ranked quest.
The quest was given by Luo Jianshan so if he doesn’t acknowledge its completion, Luo Tian wouldn’t get the rewards.
This was a Grade 3 supportive martial skill we’re talking about!
Martial skills were too strong. Luo Tian had experienced the benefits it brought when dealing with those on the same level. A good martial skill was basically one’s capital.
What’s a supportive martial skill?
Refining pills, refining weapons, inscriptions, those were all considered supportive martial skills. Each one of them were awesome existences on their own, especially when it came to refining pills.
Right now, Luo Tian can only replenish his profound energy by killing monsters. If he couldn’t kill monsters, he can only replenish his energy through pills. That’s why pills were very important especially to him.
Back when the A-ranked reward was shown, Luo Tian was incredibly excited.
Luo Tian suppressed his anger and asked: “I would like to ask when the Elders can finish their so called investigation?”
Luo Xiaoshan responded with a wise ass look on his face: “It could be a day or maybe a month. But we can’t rule out a year or maybe even ten years. These things are hard to accurately judge.”
Luo Zhongshan added: “Luo Tian, we will try to investigate this matter as quick as we can but even we don’t have a timeframe.”
What are they going to investigate?
Investigate their mother’s sister! This was clearly them messing with Luo Tian.
Luo Tian could clearly see everything – through many hardships, he had tirelessly killed for 3 days and this was the conclusion?
The flames of anger rushed all the way into his head.
There was a slight smile on Luo Jianshan’s lips before he seriously said: “Luo Tian, there is a quick way to prove yourself.”
Seeing Luo Jianshan’s lips, Luo Tian already knew it wasn’t anything good but he still went ahead and asked: “What way?”
“It’s a very simple solution.”
“You only have to prove to everyone that you can kill a 4th rank demonic beast.” Luo Jianshan replied.
“Go kill a 4th rank demonic beast?”
“That’s a good solution; it can automatically prove Luo Tian’s strength! And being able to kill at 4th rank demonic beast will show he is worthy of such achievements.”
“I am in favor of this proposal.”
Even an expert at the Profound Master realm would die in front of a 4th rank demonic beast. Now they want him to kill one in front of them? Hasn’t their bullying gone too far?
Luo Tian immediately said internally: “I’ll go your mom!”
Luo Jianshan then said: “Of course, a 4th rank demonic beast is a peerless existence so I’ll allow you to bring another person with you. As long as that person agrees, anyone of the Luo family will do.”
Feng Lei and Li Xue’er both spoke out at the same time.
Luo Tian glanced at them filled with gratefulness, but he didn’t want their help.
A 4th rank demonic beast was way too strong. Even if he brought an expert at the Profound Master realm with him, there’s no way they could kill one by normal means. It was clear that Luo Jianshan was deliberately sending him to his death.
Not all 4th rank demonic beasts were as slow as the Furious Thunder Bull. Once he encounters one that’s a bit faster, there would be nothing Luo Tian could do to fight back.
He wouldn’t even have time to use Magic Charm because he’d be already dead.
This ploy by Luo Jianshan was too vicious!
If he doesn’t accept this, there’s no way he can get the quest rewards.
If he accepts it, it’s practically sending him to his own death!
Luo Tian didn’t even bother considering it and smiled, “Acting Patriarch, you are truly too vicious. A mere first place is something I don’t place in my eyes.”
“I already knew you committed fraud.”
“According to clan rules, those that cheat in the hunting contest will have their legs broken and kicked out of the Luo family!” Luo Jianshan said with a frown and in a serious tone.
He already figured out Luo Tian wouldn’t agree to it!
“Someone come and capture him!” Luo Jianshan waved his hand and several elite disciples rushed towards Luo Tian.
Luo Jianshan had a look of success on his face and mumbled to himself: “Luo Tian, you could prove to us that you can kill a 4th rank demonic beast or… heehee… break your own legs!”
Vicious to the extreme!
Luo Tian frowned, his anger flaring as he felt he was dancing on another’s palm. His eyes darkened and he coldly looked at Luo Jianshan: “Luo Jianshan, you are truly too vicious.”
“I am merely performing my duties.” Luo Jianshan then coldly laughed before saying: “I will give you 3 seconds to make a choice: Will you kill a 4th rank demonic beast or will you break your own legs?”
No matter which choice it was, death would be the eventual outcome!
Feng Lei immediately stood out and loudly yelled: “We choose to kill the 4th rank demonic beast and I will be accompanying young master!”
“Luo Tian, you’re not as straightforward as your servant.” Luo Jianshan smiled as his ploy worked, “Half a month later at the Jade Mountain City’s battle arena, there will a 4th rank demonic beast present. At that time, you only need to kill that beast and the truth will reveal itself and the first place for the hunting contest would naturally be yours.”
“Fatty Lei!” Luo Tian looked at Feng Lei.
Feng Lei foolishly grinned, “Boss, we’ll take our chances.”
He made that choice for Luo Tian because he knew Luo Tian would never put his or Li Xue’er’s life on the line.
Luo Jianshan had already revealed his true intentions so if Feng Lei didn’t make that choice, Luo Jianshan would definitely do something to Luo Tian.
Feng Lei may look like an idiot in general but he was actually quite intelligent.
Since it was already agreed to, Luo Tian had a slight smile on his face before saying: “Luo Jianshan, you truly made a good move. We will show you our strength later so don’t be too shocked by it.”
“Don’t worry, unless you mean shocked at how you would be ripped to shreds by the demonic beast?” Luo Jianshan said in disdain.
It’s good that Luo Tian agreed to fight the 4th rank demonic beast because it allowed Luo Jianshan 15 days of time to investigate everything. Most importantly, it would allow him to find out where the demon core was!
Luo Tian was about to turn around to leave when something flashed in his eyes as he said respectfully: “Patriarch, would it count as me being in first place with the total score of 1200 points in the hunting contest?”
“Achievements attained by fraud…” Luo Jianshan smiled.
Without allowing him to finish, Luo Tian interrupted: “Ignoring that point, I’m asking if it technically counts.”
Luo Tian smiled at Luo Tian, “It counts, but so what? You cheated…”
Luo Tian laughed out loud into the air and excitedly said: “What I wanted was your word that it ‘counted’. Your mother, you wanted to scheme against this daddy but allowed this daddy to counter you.”
Luo Jianshan was slightly stunned as he didn’t know what Luo Tian was laughing about.
It was around this time…
The sweet familiar alert tone sounded off in Luo Tian’s mind.