As soon as the people of the Chun Feng Sect had time to take a single breath, Xian Xun was already pulling out his weapon. “This is precisely what happened in the Yun Zou Sect the other day! And you really want to tell us that you aren’t a demon?!”
Xin Lan raised an eyebrow, giving Xian Xun a lazy look. To be quite honest, he really was wondering if it would be too much to snap this guy’s neck. Just killing one person shouldn’t be that much of a problem.
He still held back though but his gaze was chilling further. “You saw me cut myself with that weapon and hardly react. And now, you’re still trying to tell me that you think I’m a demon? I feel like you’re going to say whatever fits your narrative.”
Xin Lan turned away, not bothering to entertain Xian Xun any longer. Instead, he faced Fei Bai Mu. Thanks to the investigation he had made for Jinde back when they reunited, he knew the rankings of the sects in the human realm pretty well.
While it wasn’t like Fei Bai Mu could be called their de facto leader, she was still one of the people with the highest status. And the ones who were almost on par with her were standing right next to her. So even if he addressed her, they would probably feel like they were included as well.
“I’ve said what I wanted to say. I think that other than that lunatic over there, the other sects should already be convinced. Those weapons … they can’t be used to actually determine whether somebody is a demon or not. There are too many things that will play a part in that.
“The dragons, the spirit beast tribe, the demonic beast tribe … They are all likely to be influenced by those materials. On the other hand, not all of them will definitely be influenced. If you have the right kind of person, even a demon might not be susceptible. There are way too many factors involved in this. It is very much like trying to poison a human. You might just find somebody who is immune to the one you try out on them.”
Save for Fei Bai Mu, the envoys from the other unranked sects looked a little uncomfortable at the mention of poisoning humans. They did agree with what he otherwise said though.
Fei Bai Mu took the lead and nodded. “I do think that we agree on that. Anyway, I think the Chun Feng Sect has failed to explain itself despite us giving them the opportunity to do so. So, since Sect Master Xian is unable to provide anything else, then I think we should talk about our expectations for the future.” She glanced at the other demon-hunting sects that nodded one after the other.
These people might have had some reservations before coming here but after hearing what the three dragons said, they slowly felt like changing that view. Apparently, they had relied too much on what their ancestors had passed down and never really bothered to check whether it was actually true. That kind of thing … It was negligent of them.
Right now, what had happened couldn’t be changed anymore but they could change how they behaved in the future. They were willing to make some concessions and reevaluate their behavior. Doing that was a good compromise between all sides. They would still be able to hunt demons if they made trouble but the ones who were also affected by their weapons but were not actually of the demon tribe would not have to fear for their lives.
Seeing that the other demon-hunting sects were actually willing to give in, Xian Xun’s expression sank. He could hardly believe it. These demons had actually managed to pull even the other demon-hunting sects over to their side. This was really hard for him to watch. “Are you really going to do this? You’re betraying everything our sects’ stand for. We’re supposed to fight against evil not support it!”
The Elder from the Ye Zhong Order sighed. “Sect Master Xian, don’t you think it’s enough now? Clearly, there are some things we’ve misunderstood, as well as some things that we’ve done wrong over the years. Don’t you think that it would be better to reflect on this rather than to just blindly follow through with what we did before?
“Anyway, our Ye Zhong Order is willing to turn over a new leaf. I don’t know what the others think?” She turned to look at the envoys of the other demon-hunting sects and slightly raised her brows.
Without exception, all of them nodded. One of the demon-hunting sects’ people even stepped out and nodded toward the three dragons. “Not just that. I feel that we owe the dragon race an apology. It seems that we have made quite some trouble for you. It might not have been on purpose but that doesn’t excuse it.”
Originally, it had been Xiang Yong and An Bai who came to deal with this matter but since Xin Lan was now here, they didn’t feel quite comfortable with speaking up without giving him the chance to reply first. After all, he was the senior of their race.
Xin Lan, on the other hand, wasn’t really interested in seeing anything. He turned to look at the two of them and raised his brows. “What? Didn’t you get any instructions on how to deal with apologies?” Normally, he would probably not even hold back from cursing Qiu Ling in such a situation but seeing that there were humans around and even some that doubted whether he was a dragon or not, he finally went with a more neutral statement.
An Bai and Xiang Yong nodded and then turned to the demon hunter. “Thank you for acknowledging that fact. The ones you should really apologize to are the people of the spirit beast tribe though. They were the ones who suffered the most from what you did.”
The Elder nodded. “I understand. We will go and apologize to them as soon as everything is cleared up here.”
Hearing that, Xin Lan couldn’t help but pipe up. “When you do, don’t forget to mention that I was here to help.” Anyway, he still needed to brush up that little beauty’s good feelings for him if he wanted to spend the next few years with them. This was a very good opportunity.