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CSG - Chapter 3017: Biting Back

However, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor did not even glance at ancestor Lan. It was as if the Heavenly Crane clan was absolutely nothing in her eyes, where even ancestor Lan was no exception. She stared straight at the Rain Abbess.

It was as if only the Rain Abbess was worthy of her attention despite all the experts and organisations present.

“State your intentions. What do you want exactly?” the Icecloud Founding Ancestor said. Even though she had already been defeated, her bearing did not weaken at all. She remained just as frosty.

With her intelligence, she could obviously tell that the Rain Abbess had not come just for a fight with her. She must have had some other intentions in mind.

However, she had lost. The strength that the Rain Abbess had demonstrated left the Icecloud Founding Ancestor extremely shocked, and it also made her admit that she was not the Rain Abbess’ opponent. As such, she was forced to compromise to a certain degree.

Of course, the most important element was even until now, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor had no idea what had happened, nor did she have any idea about why the Martial Soul lineage, the Rain Abbess, and the Heavenly Crane clan had attacked the Snow sect together.

The Icecloud Founding Ancestor was filled with doubts.

However, the Icepeer Founding Ancestor standing behind the Icecloud Founding Ancestor became uneasy. Light flickered through her eyes. Who knew what she was thinking.

Faced with the Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s question, the Rain Abbess said nothing, remaining silent the entire time. She did not reveal herself, such that she gave off a hint of mysteriousness in everyone’s eyes.

Coupled with the terrifying strength she had demonstrated when she defeated the Icecloud Founding Ancestor, the Rain Abbess became even more unfathomable in the eyes of all the peak experts of the Ice Pole Plane.

“We only want a person. Hand over Shui Yunlan!” Hun Zang spoke up instead from beside the Rain Abbess.

“Hand over Shui Yunlan? What do you mean by that?” The Icecloud Founding Ancestor frowned. She was obviously familiar with the name, but what Hun Zang said left her stumped.

Hun Zang remained unfazed. He said nonchalantly, “I really don’t know if you’re actually clueless, or you’re only putting on a front here, but a member of your Snow sect captured Shui Yunlan of the Ice Goddess Hall. You may have believed you carried this out extremely secretively, unbeknownst to anyone else in the world, but the truth will come to light sooner or later. We’ve learnt long ago about how your Snow sect captured Shui Yunlan.”

The Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s response was extraordinarily intense to what Hun Zang had said. Her gaze immediately became extremely sharp, stabbing into Hun Zang’s eyes like a sword. A tremendous presence surged out of her too, causing the stars in the sky to dim.

“What did you say? Our Snow sect captured Shui Yunlan?” The Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s voice was extremely stern. There was also undisguised fury.

The Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s reaction did not surprise Hun Zang or ancestor Lan, as they understood extremely well that abducting Shui Yunlan was anything but insignificant. The Snow sect would definitely deny it vehemently, or even feign complete ignorance. It would be strange if they admitted to it.

As a result, Hun Zang and ancestor Lan were expecting this from the Icecloud Founding Ancestor.

“Hmph, a bunch of lies!” The Icepeer Founding Ancestor snorted coldly. She stared at ancestor Lan sharply and said, “The Heavenly Crane clan is up to no good. They’ve probably pledged themselves to the Flame Reverend a long time ago. I may not know how the Heavenly Crane clan convinced the Martial Soul lineage and the Rain Abbess of the Delight Plane to assist them, but there is something beyond all suspicion. The Heavenly Crane clan is definitely scheming something.”

Reaching there, the Icepeer Founding Ancestor paused before continuing with a frigid voice, “It’s even possible that the Heavenly Crane clan wants our Snow sect to follow in the footsteps of the Hefeng clan, vanishing from the Ice Pole Plane completely.”

“If you want to know the truth, all you have to do is ask your esteemed sect’s great elder, Yu Yangxie. With that, all will be clear,” ancestor Lan said indifferently.

The Icepeer Founding Ancestor continued to sneer away. “Yu Yangxie is a great elder of our Snow sect. With how esteemed his status is, even we, the ancestors, have to treat the great elders with some respect normally. If you outsiders can interrogate a great elder of our Snow sect with a single request, or even an excuse that is as absurd as it can get, will our Snow sect still have the dignity to remain standing on the Ice Pole Plane anymore? Will our Snow sect still possess the right to enjoy the glorious title of the greatest sect of the Ice Pole Plane?”

“Invite elder Xie over. Since this is related to the Ice Goddess Hall, we obviously have to cover all bases. We need to investigate it carefully to find out whether it’s real or fake,” the Icecloud Founding Ancestor said, directly refuting the Icepeer Founding Ancestor.

She was expressionless right now, but her gaze was extremely frightening. Her voice was bone-chilling. “Ancestor Lan, we will interrogate elder Xie ourselves. If it really is as Icepeer has said, that this is completely an attempt by your Heavenly Crane clan to slander our Snow sect, then I swear that I will never spare your Heavenly Crane clan.”

Faced with the Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s threats, ancestor Lan was fearless. She said calmly, “Icecloud Founding Ancestor, I’ve already left the Heavenly Crane clan. Everything I’ve done today is on my own whim. It has nothing to do with the Heavenly Crane clan. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be just me standing here right now.”

“Sigh, since you’ve personally ordered it Icecloud, all we can do is bring elder Xie over.” The Icepeer Founding Ancestor sighed gently. With a wave of her hand, the Laws of Ice immediately condensed in the surroundings, forming a corridor that led into the Snow sect and reached right in front of Yu Yangxie.

Gazing at the icy corridor near his feet, Yu Yangxie’s expression changed a few times before making up his mind and stepping onto it decisively. He immediately appeared behind the Icepeer Founding Ancestor.

The Icepeer Founding Ancestor turned around and stared at Yu Yangxie with a pair of emotionless eyes. She said, “Elder Xie, tell the truth. Did you abduct Shui Yunlan of the Ice Goddess Hall as ancestor Lan said? You better tell the truth in front of the Icecloud Founding Ancestor. You should know what the Icecloud Founding Ancestor is capable of. Don’t even think of lying to her.”

Blood immediately drained from Yu Yangxie’s face. He trembled violently before dropping to his knees immediately. His face was filled with guilt as he said, “I’ve been wrongly accused! Ancestors, I’ve really been wrongly accused. I didn’t abdust Shui Yunlan of the Ice Goddess Hall.”

“If that’s the case, why is the Heavenly Crane clan so certain that you abducted Shui Yunlan?” the Icecloud Founding Ancestor continued to ask.

With that, Yu Yangxie’s face immediately changed. His eyes flickered as if he was deeply conflicted inside.

A while later, Yu Yangxie seemed to make some kind of decision. Determination filled his eyes. Suddenly, he raised his hand and pointed at ancestor Lan. “It’s ancestor Lan of the Heavenly Crane clan. It’s all because of ancestor Lan’s schemes. Ancestor Lan coerced and enticed me into cooperating with the Heavenly Crane clan and putting on a performance. The Heavenly Crane clan has always been up to no good regarding our Snow sect. They want to overthrow our Snow sect’s reign. It’s just that they have no excuse for that, which was why they bought me out so that I can stand forward when it matters. Once I admit that our Snow sect did abduct Shui Yunlan, it will give the Heavenly Crane clan a proper excuse for them to attack our Snow sect.”

“E- even for the sake of obtaining the full support of the other organisations on the Ice Pole Plane when they attack our Snow sect.”

Yu Yangxie’s face was filled with regret. He knelt on the ground and buried his head into the snow, saying painfully, “I was the one who became deluded. I didn’t report this to the ancestors immediately, and I failed to expose the Heavenly Crane clan’s wild ambitions. I’m guilty. I’m as guilty as I can get. Please punish me, ancestors.”

Ancestor Lan’s relaxed composure immediately vanished with what Yu Yangxie said. She stared at Yu Yangxie sharply, right at Yu Yangxie’s guilt-ridden face. Her beautiful face immediately became extremely twisted.

Even He Qianchi’s face darkened as he stood beside her. He was so furious that his eyes seemed like they were about to burst into flames.

They had never expected Yu Yangxie to bite back at them at a time like this.

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Written by Xin Xing Xiao Yao (心星逍遥). Translated by Pipipingu, Deceptioning..