“Which sect are all of you from? Why were all of you being hunted down by heretic practitioners?” Zhu Yao asked.
The children inside, looked at each other. A moment later, the girl, who was the oldest, and possessed the highest level of cultivation among them, stood out. As though she had already confirmed that she was not working with those heretic practitioners earlier, she gave a junior greeting.
“Thank you senior for saving us. We are disciples of Azure Melancholy Clan. I have resided in the sect for only ten years. Today, a large wave of heretic practitioners suddenly attacked out deity sect. It was Clan Master and senior-martial uncles who brought everyone here to hide. As to why they attacked us, we have no idea either.”
Zhu Yao frowned. It’s understandable that these children did not know the reasons.
“The heretic practitioners outside are already gone, but…” Zhu Yao hesitated for a moment, but in the end, she still decided to tell them. “Other the lot of you, there’s no other survivors. I think your masters must already be deceased as well.”
The moment her words fell, there were already faint cries coming from inside.
“It’s the Clan Master Token.” Suddenly, a disciple pointed to the jade tablet in her hand, and said excitedly.
The rest of the people realized it as well. The eyes of the little radishes that were saddened earlier, instantly glowed.
Zhu Yao suddenly had a bad premonition.
“The Clan Master Token is in her hands.”
“Then she is…”
“It’s definitely her. Otherwise, how was she able to open the formation outside?”
“This disciple pays respect to Clan Master!” The eldest child suddenly knelt down in front of her. The moment she knelt down, it was as though she had started a domino chain, as the crowd of little radishes began to kneel down as well. They then shouted out in unison.
“This disciple pays respect to Clan Master!”
The hell, how could they decide on that so casually!?
“All of you misunderstood.” Zhu Yao’s expression darkened. She was just a passer-by, how did she become their Clan Master? “This tablet, was handed to me by someone in your sect when I was at the backyard earlier. It’s meant to be used to save all of you, and not used to pass down the Clan Master position or anything.”
“The Clan Master Token is only passed down to the succeeding Clan Master.” That child looked at her excitedly. “Since the Sect Master has personally passed it to you, then you’re our new Clan Master.”
The other little radishes nodded in response as well. With sparkling eyes, they looked at her with faces filled with expectations.
Zhu Yao’s words of rejecting them were instantly blocked off. The hell, were these little radishes really not trying to drag her down as well?
“Enough. We can speak of this matter in the future.” She had to think of some skilful rejections. The disciple she had at home was already worrisome enough, if she were to raise an entire sect as well, wouldn’t she be courting death?
There was a need to clear up the pile of corpses at the front. Zhu Yao appointed to a few of the bigger children to follow her, while leaving the rest at the same spot.
Zhu Yao had Wu Song stayed there as well, so that he could take care of those little children whose ages were similar to his. After that, he brought the few disciples out.
The moment those children came out, they were stunned by the various demonic beasts crawling and kneeling on the ground. Some of them were a little afraid and hid to the back. However, seeing that those demonic beasts did not attack, and instead, were extremely respectful towards them, the children grew more courageous as well.
However, when they walked towards that crater of blood, their faces still paled from shock. Some of them had even cried and puked at the side.
Zhu Yao knew this would happen as well, so she did not have the smaller children come.
After waiting for these children to recover, she instructed them to bring a few demonic beasts each, had them gather all the corpses in the sect, and had them move the corpses into the crater.
Those were demonic beasts without masters, so their bestial instincts had yet to be removed. However, with her presence suppressing them, they did not dare to harm those children. Obediently, they followed after the children to look for corpses.
Sesame was also kicked out by her to help out as well, and it could manage those demonic beasts while it was doing so.
With work properly delegated, their movements were rather quick, in a few moments, all the corpses had been moved over. Zhu Yao cast an art and instantly lit a huge fire in front of the crafter of blood. She then chanted a set of afterlife passage rites, only to see beads of light, within the flames, floating towards the sky.
The scene was shockingly dazzling, yet, there was only a sorrowful silence beneath the flames.
Zhu Yao sighed, and stroked the head of the nearest child.
What she lit up were spiritual flames, and it burnt extremely quickly. A moment later, the entire crater of blood was only left with a layer of black ash. Zhu Yao then cast another earth-type mystic art which built a gigantic tomb.
“I don’t know the names of your martial seniors. I shall have all of you engrave these graves by yourselves.”
The few children who were about fifteen years old, turned to looked at her, and then nodded in unison.
Right after, they replied together. “Yes, Clan Master.”
I already said I’m not their Clan Master, this bunch of kids is really…
Zhu Yao had initially thought of having these children climb down the mountain. After all, they had only come onto this mountain not too long ago, so they should still have relatives in the mortal realm. Returning home, was much better than staying in a deity sect which had lost its protection.
However, only after she asked did she find out that, all these children were actually orphans!
Momma’s egg, she was completely wrapped into this now.
“Clan Master, Clan Master, the engraving of our seniors’ graves is done.”
“Clan Master, Clan Master, the Hidden Records Pavilion has already been cleaned up.”
“Clan Master, Clan Master, the Medicine Pavilion and Sword Pavilion have been cleared up as well.”
“Clan Master, Clan Master…”
Your sister’s the Clan Master. *flips table*
Zhu Yao thus spent her entire day with this bunch of sparkling and energetic little radishes. How did she pick up the position of Clan Master just by simply passing by this mountain? Furthermore, the position was even bundled with a basket of little radishes.
In the depths of her heart, Zhu Yao felt that she was going to be defeated by little radishes for her entire lifetime. In the past, she could still cope with just Yu Luo around, and she could still endure it when Wu Song came later on. However, why did a huge wave of them come at once this time?
Was this Plants vs Zombies? A bunch of little radishes were assaulting her.
Zhu Yao deeply sighed as she powerlessly waved her hands. “Bring me to Medicine Pavilion, let me have a look.”
“Yes, Clan Master!” Little Radish Number One replied, and then, she joyfully leaded the way.
This so-called Medicine Pavilion, naturally, was where the pellets and medicine were stored. Zhu Yao needed to find out just how much of them was still stored in the clan.
However, when she arrived at that place, Zhu Yao’s expression darkened, and the corner of her lips twitched. Such a small room, which was only about ten square meters large, was the Medicine Pavilion? Stop joking already. As expected, it’s best that a clan like this close as soon as possible.
When Zhu Yao entered, she became even more outraged. Although there were many pellets and medicine neatly placed in there, all of them were simply regular pellets and medicine used in the cultivation realm. They did not even possess the simplest of Foundation Pellets in here. Only after she asked, did she find out that Foundation Pellets were actually very precious pellets in their clan, and they were all kept by the Clan Master himself.
She should celebrate the fact that what they had the most were Food-Abstaining Pellets. At the very least, these bunch of little radishes did not need to starve, right?
Life looked completely bleak…
Next, when she arrived at Sword Pavilion, her desire to cry grew more immense than before. This was a place where mystic artifacts and treasures were stored. There was quite a number of them, though, all of them were merely first rank and second rank mystic artifacts. It would already be commendable if they could be used to fly, let alone be used for defending against enemies.
She suddenly understood why this clan could be annihilated so easily by the heretic practitioners. It was because they were simply too poor!
Zhu Yao deeply sighed, the desire to cry swelled up.
“Let’s go to Hidden Records Pavilion then.” We’re poor, so be it then. However, please don’t tell me there’s a problem with their cultivation techniques and mystic arts as well.
“Clan Master, the records in Hidden Records Pavilion have already been moved out to sun-dry by eldest senior-martial brother and the rest. Right now, you can see them at the plaza outside the front hall.” Little radish said.
“Eldest senior-martial brother?” Who’s that? Wasn’t that girl the biggest among the little radishes?
“It’s eldest senior-martial brother Wu Song.” Little Radish Number One replied naively.
Wu Song? Wasn’t he the supporting male lead little wimp she brought along? When did he become their senior-marital brother? Speak clearly, hey.
Wait a minute, she said they were sun-drying them? Weren’t all records which contain techniques of cultivation, engraved on unique jade tablets using spiritual energy? Why did they need to move them out to sun-dry them?
Only when she arrived at the front hall did she understand why. Because those records of cultivation techniques, were literally written records, the type which were written on white paper with black ink. Naturally, she was able to figure out why they did not use jade tablets. It’s because they were poor!
Just how poor was this clan, hey!?
However, she realized that Wu Song had pretty good leading capabilities. he was steadily leading a dozen few little radishes to sun-dry the records on the plaza. The way he separated the workload was very precise, and in an unhurried manner as well. She really wondered how he managed to mingle with this crowd of little radishes so well in just a single day. Everyone could faintly feel that he had the potential to lead. Of course, she might have played a part in this as well.
However, the smiles of children were unable to fool anyone. Those little radishes really trusted him from the bottom of their hearts.
Zhu Yao suddenly had an idea. She had actually been worrying that he may step onto the wrong path. At first, she had thought of bringing him into Ancient Hill Sect, and had him grow in a deity sect from young. This way, he would more or less lean towards the righteous faction. However, back then, Xiao Yi had grown up in a deity sect as well. In the end, he still walked on the wrong path. She was unable to guarantee that he wouldn’t become similar to Xiao Yi.
The most effective method of stopping a person from going astray, was none other than nurturing his sense of responsibility. Especially someone like him, who had always been rejected by his little companions. In the depth of his heart, what he wished the most was to have someone rely on him, and have someone to accompany him. Then why not allow him to continue staying here?
As the saying went. ‘Every sect would have an eldest senior-martial brother who was morally upright, knowledgeable, strong, beautiful, and hardworking.’
Wu Song. You shall stay here and develop yourself as an upright, knowledge, strong, beautiful and hardworking eldest senior-martial brother then.
“Clan Master.” The busy little radishes suddenly stopped, and greeted her in unison.
“Sovereign.” Wu Song joyfully called out as well.
“Mn.” Zhu Yao nodded. At that moment, she gained the confidence to set up a deity sect. It would only be a little more work, right? She had the storage ring her master had left her, it was enough to raise a Sect properly.
She called a few of the bigger radishes and Wu Song over, and prepared to discuss about future matters. Firstly, she had to change the name of the Sect. This bunch of radishes were too young. If they were to use their former name, there was a possibility that those heretic practitioners would come raiding them again. If that time were to come, and she wasn’t present, this bunch of radishes would simply lose their lives.
On the other hand, if they were to change their name, even if they were discovered by other people, those people would simply think that it was simply a newly established deity sect. In any case, a celestial mountain like this, had never been empty for too long. It was a regular occurrence for practitioners to take hold of it and establish a Sect.
She had thought that this point of hers would bring about the radishes’ rejection. After all, by changing the name, it would no longer be the clan of the past. However, she had evidently underestimated the little radishes’ tolerance. When It came to her words, the words of their new Clan Master, they completely obeyed her unconditionally.
“Then, Clan Master. What should our clan be called?” Little Radish Number n asked.
“Mn…” Zhu Yao pondered for a moment. “We must give it a rather resounding name. Why don’t we call it… Eastmount Azureflight?”
Which Sect had the best cultivation techniques? Head over to Eastmount Azureflight. Was there anything else that could be more domineering than this? Hahaha, she really was a genius.
“But, Sect Master. Our celestial mountain is located in the south, so why is it called Eastmount?” Little Radish No. One brought out her question.
Uh… That’s true. Adding a geographical name did sound a little instigating.
“Then we will use the latter word, and call it Azureflight!” Zhu Yao gave the final world, and the little radishes cheered in unison.
Hence, Azureflight Sect was officially established. Currently, in the entire sect, including the Sect Master, there was a total of eighty-three people.
Such a wonderful occasion. ╮(╯▽╰)╭