"No wonder you dare to snatch my position as the patriarch so blatantly, second brother, it turns out that you have secretly colluded with Luo Qianqiu!" Xiao Mengyu scolded.

"Patriarch Xiao, your words do not appear to be pleasant to hear." Luo Qianqiu stated glumly, "Your son Xiao Mohui and our late elder Luo Feng have joined forces to poison me with your family's Taowu Demon Blood... I've also not asked you to resolve this matter..."

"What!?"

Xiao Mengyu and several other elders looked at Xiao Mohui, stunned.

Xiao Mohui was drenched in cold sweat, his face showed humiliation, and he tried to argue "That is nonsense! Elders, Father! I've never done anything like that before!"

""Hmph," Luo Qianqiu grinned, really? Aside from your Xiao family, which other family has the one and only Tao Wu Demon Blood that has been passed down from ancient times? Except for your main line, who else has a chance to get it?"

"You... What proof do you have?" Xiao Mohui was adamant.

Luo Qianqiu suddenly extended his hand, and a dark red electric light lingered in it, irritably exuding a terrifying evil breath.

The people present were not fools, and they immediately recognized that this was clearly the aura left behind by the Tao Wu. 

"This demon blood nearly killed me when I first confronted Yang Chen, but fortunately, I am destined to return, turning the crisis into safety, refining this Tao Wu Demon Blood into my own, and infusing it into my True Yuan.  Only then will I be able to stay here for an extended period of time.  Everyone, if the Xiao family refuses to cooperate with our Luo family, then I will carefully consider how to get justice from your Xiao family," Luo Qianqiu sneered." I certainly did not play such dirty tricks on your family."

Xiao Mengyu trembled with rage and slapped Xiao Mohui in the face!

"What an insolent beast! Who gave you permission to do this?!!"

Xiao Mohui collapsed to the ground, afraid to speak. The truth had been revealed, and the evidence was as solid as a mountain. He couldn't add fuel to the fire by claiming that he wanted to kill Luo Qianqiu in secret to pave the way for his future as the family patriarch, and so on.

Luo Qianqiu alone put a lot of pressure on the Xiao family, and when Xiao Mengyue and others pushed in step by step, they were already at a disadvantage.

 

Sure enough, several of the elders were extremely dissatisfied. What Xiao Mengyu and Xiao Mohui did was despicable and absurd, and they were full of loopholes!

Xiao Mengyu was caught by Xiao Mengyue, and Xiao Mohui did not kill Luo Qianqiu, but instead enhanced his strength. What’s more, he was here to demand an outcome for this matter!

"Mengyu, Mohui, you father and son...are really disappointing," sighed an elder of the Weak Waters' final stage.

Xiao Mengyu's face turned pale as he realised the elders had already favoured Xiao Mengyue.

Although not all of the Xiao family's elders were present, if they thought so, the rest of the elders would not have a different opinion if they returned.

Such opinions would be unified by the elders, and he didn't even need to be the head of the house!

At this point, Xiao Mengyue bowed his head in reverence and said, "Elders, Mengyue believes that my elder brother is no longer fit to be the family patriarch. Mengyue hopes to be ordered in danger, to work with the Luo family, to patch up the relationship, and to fight the real enemy, Yang Chen. We must avenge the humiliation inflicted on my Xiao family."

The five elders exchanged a few glances before the elder at the end of the Weak Waters Stage said, "We will notify the Council of Elders of this situation and make a decision as soon as possible. However, I can delegate the role of patriarch to you, Mengyue, but first... Mengyu and Mohui, go back and think about your own mistakes!"

"Elder! This..." Xiao Mengyu wanted to say something, but when he saw five elders staring at him angrily, he became hesitant.

Luo Qianqiu clapped his hands, "Several Xiao family elders are really sensible, my Luo family has always hoped to get along well with other hidden clans, since brother Mengyue is now the head of the family, I will have no opinion, and I hope to cooperate happily. "..."

"The Luo family leader is magnanimous, and our Xiao family will naturally treat each other with courtesy." The elders also agreed.

These elders were also the former core powers of the family. Knowing this kind of juncture, the Luo family was powerful and cannot be provoked. Although Luo Qianqiu, a powerhouse in the middle stage of the Tai Qing Heavenly Lightning Tribulation, may not really be able to overwhelm everything, the Xiao family should also avoid their light. 

At the time, it appeared to be the most reasonable option to work with the Luo family and seek vengeance for Yang Chen, and Xiao Mengyu and his son had indeed made mistakes. There was no need for a vote on the Council of Elders because the final decision had already been made...

"Xiao Mengyue and Xiao Mozheng, hmph... You two do resemble father and son "..

A cold voice rang out from outside the hall.

A tall and straight figure in black attire, fluttering long hair, the man stepped on a three-foot bluish green sword without even touching the ground, and came over like this slowly.

"Xu Shaogong? What are you doing here?" 

The person who came was Xu Shaogong, who was staying in the Xiao family, but he had been practicing elsewhere before, but he suddenly came here.

Xiao Mengyue and others turned around and asked with a frown.

Luo Qianqiu's eyes twinkled with surprise. He was only about fifty or sixty feet away when he noticed Xu Shaogong approaching, but Xu Shaogong's cultivation had only just reached the Weak Waters Stage. Despite the fact that he was thought to be improving quickly for his age, he still couldn't compete with Luo Qianqiu.

"Well...  No wonder you are worthy of the title of 'Sword Freak,' you can use sword Qi to perfectly cover up a lot of your breath and True Yuan oppression," Luo Qianqiu squinted.

"Patriarch Luo, you have good eyes, why don't you fight me?" Xu Shaogong joked. You should be ranked first now, huh? As the person who was known as one of the best in the masters of the Illusion Realm before, and now he has reached the Tai Qing Heavenly Lightning Tribulation."

"You have great potential, but for now, In front of me, this is nothing." Luo Qianqiu had no interest in fighting him at all.

Xu Shaogong frowned and seemed unhappy, but he also knew that it would be meaningless if he angered others and lost his life.

Xiao Mengyue asked dissatisfiedly, "Xu Shaogong, don't think that you can talk nonsense because of your high cultivation level. Although I, Xiao Mengyue, are not talented, I am not easy to criticize. What did you mean just now?!"

Xu Shaogong was too lazy to pay attention to him and said while tilting his head, "It's nothing... I just think that being an enemy of Yang Chen with the Luo family, no matter how you look at it, it looks like you want to be the lackey of the Luo family... It does fit the temperament of you two…”

"You!!... Xiao Mengyue's cheeks were flushed, and he snorted coldly "This is a decision made by the elders. Is it possible that you dare to question the wisdom of the elders!?"

"I don't have time to blabber with you all; I'm just here to announce my departure. By the way... I don't want to be an enemy of that kid named Yang Chen, so don't blame me if you end up fighting him..."

"You think you're so incredible? Did you seriously believe that neither of our families would be able to crush that brat together?" Disdainfully, Xiao Mengyue stated.

"Really... it's not quite what I thought...hehe, then I'll wait and see," Xu Shaogong said as he turned and walked away.

Being disturbed by this, Xiao Mengyue and others' faces were a little ugly, but they still managed to gain power.

Xiao Mengyu and Xiao Mohui left silently, obviously not planning to participate, so that Xiao Mengyue and his son won’t get a chance to tease them.

The overall situation had been settled, Luo Qianqiu was satisfied, and said to several Xiao family elders, "Everyone, since the matter has been decided, then I propose to join forces as soon as possible to deal with Yang Chen?"

"Patriarch Luo, don’t you think that it's too rushed?" An elder said hesitantly, "Yang Chen is very clever and cruel. Our Xiao family plans to gather more experts..."

"Honored elders, there is something you are unaware of.  The reason for moving quickly is because Yang Chen's cultivation is extremely fast, and he has a large amount of medicinal pills," Xiao Mengyue explained. "If he is given enough time, he will become increasingly difficult to deal with. As a result, we should resolve it as soon as possible. He was probably injured when he was attacked by the fierce soul of chaos. Killing him will be extremely difficult if he is allowed to recover and even completely control the chaos! Taking advantage of him now that he does not dare to take the initiative to enter the Illusion Realm, most likely due to a lack of preparation. We'll be in big trouble if he breaks into the Tai Qing realm and seeks more power to attack us!"

"Brother Mengyue is not wrong," Luo Qianqiu said, “I can be sure that his cultivation level is at least the peak level of Tai Qing Heavenly LightningTribulation. If he goes further, reaches the Shang Qing Heavenly Lightning Tribulation, then he can traverse the world, and even I can’t do anything to him.”