When the paper crane fluttered into the palace of the Jian Yi Sect’s Sect Master, Fei Bai Mu was currently playing with her new disciple. By now, the members of the Hua family had already left with heavy hearts, leaving Hua Lin Yu behind with his Master and his martial sisters and brothers.
Needless to say, Hua Lin Yu did not have any trouble winning these people in the Jian Yi Sect over. From the first day he arrived, the Sect Master’s other disciples had been fussing over him, competing over who would be allowed to hold him or play with him, making the Sect Master wonder if she had really made the right decision.
Today, she had finally managed to shoo her other disciples away, giving her the opportunity to spend some time with her little disciple herself.
Hua Lin Yu was currently clinging to her neck, refusing to let go. Apparently, this was something he just liked to do. It gave her a bit of a headache and made her realize just why that Xin Lan from the dragon race had reacted like that before. Needing to carry a child around like this all the time really wasn’t easy. Thankfully, she had been right that most of her disciples had outstanding looks so having somebody take him over for a while every now and then wouldn’t be a problem at all. And, well, when he got older, he probably would stop behaving like this, wouldn’t he?
Just when she wanted to start teaching Hua Lin Yu a little bit about cultivation, proving with her actions just how useful their Master and disciple relationship would be, the paper crane fluttered into the hall and landed on the armrest of her chair.
Fei Bai Mu raised her brows and then looked at her little disciple. “Look at that. Your Master is extremely important. Somebody would actually send a paper crane with a message to me right now. It must be really urgent. Do you think we should have a look?”
Hua Lin Yu looked at the paper crane and then back at his Master and finally nodded. “If it’s so important, then we should definitely look.” What if it was his family? He reached out and took the paper crane, handing it over to Fei Bai Mu.
The Sect Master laughed and took the message from him, slowly unfolding it and taking a look. Seeing that it had come from Alliance Head Hua, she couldn’t help but raise her brows. “It’s actually from the Liu He Alliance. You do know the Liu He Alliance, don’t you?” She looked at her youngest disciple, trying to use this as an opportunity to make up for not being able to teach him anything else right now.
Much to her dismay, Hua Lin Yu nodded his head though. “Big brother told me about them.”
Hua Lin Rong had made it a point to teach his younger brother about all these things. He felt that he definitely needed to know who the important cultivation families and righteous sects were so that he wouldn’t get into trouble. Even though the Hua family had a lofty position, that didn’t mean that they could afford to offend just anybody. So his younger brother definitely needed to know about these things.
Fei Bai Mu sighed but nodded and patted his head. “Your big brother did very well in teaching you.” She hoped that there would be things she would be able to teach him as well though. “Let’s see what he wants …” She looked over the message and then started to furrow her brows. “That’s quite interesting. Have you heard of the Yun Zou Sect?”
This time, Hua Lin Yu shook his head. While his brother had told him a lot, the Yun Zou Sect wasn’t prestigious enough to enter his eyes. Naturally, he wouldn’t bother mentioning it to his little brother.
“Well, I guess then I should tell you.” Fei Bai Mu folded the paper crane back up and stuffed it into her spatial back before she turned to her disciple again. “The Yun Zou Sect is one of the so-called first-tier sects. They are a righteous sect just like us but much smaller. Actually, they were quite a bit bigger in the past but they declined over the last few thousand years. Right now, the only ones that are noticeable members are their Sect Master Yuchi Bing Xia and their Grandmaster Zhangsun Xun Yi. As for their Elders … Well, they do have a Grandelder that is proficient in refining pills but that’s about it.”
“That doesn’t sound too great.” Hua Lin Yu really didn’t feel very awed when he heard that. Even in his own family, there were enough people that were able to say the same about themselves. In fact, his mother was probably a better pill refiner than the Grandelder of the Yun Zou Sect and with his older brother, his father, and his grandfather, they definitely didn’t lack any strong cultivators.
And that was just the direct line of the Hua family. If they counted the branch families as well, then the Yun Zou Sect definitely couldn’t compare. There was a reason why this kind of family had been invited when the Jian Yi Sect wanted to discuss the matter with the demon-hunting sects.
Fei Bai Mu nodded her head. “I guess you can say that. Just don’t say to their face when you see them. Anyway, this sect seems to be entangled in a matter that we have been investigating for a while now. Alliance Head Hua from the Liu He Alliance has promised to help them and is now asking for our opinion. What do you think we should do?”
Hua Lin Yu pondered this question deeply. “They won’t be able to help themselves?”
Fei Bai Mu shook her head. “I’m afraid they won’t.”
Hua Lin Yu pondered some more and then nodded. “Then we should probably help them too.” Anyway, his family had told him that it was important to help people out when they were in need. Especially so if they were weak and you were strong and it didn’t require much effort. It was always better to be nice to people than to offend them.
Fei Bai Mu nodded her head again and ruffled Hua Lin Yu’s hair. “It’s a very good decision. I guess the two of us should just go over then and ask them for some more details.” With that, she got up from her chair and carried her little disciple outside.
In fact, she very much wanted to go to the Yun Zou Sect and have a look around. After all, their own elusive Grandmaster was rumored to have settled down with his spouse there. She’d really didn’t like to get a glimpse at them and see if it was true.