Chapter 597: Too Exaggerated
Translator: flycrane01 Editor: Millman97
Many qi-trainers of the Burning Sun Tribe, the Feathered Snakes Tribe, and the Giant Axe Tribe had almost already believed the story when Yan Chihuo told it so convincingly, and Xiong Wuji had kept silent all that time. Now that Xiong Wuji had admitted it himself, a super-compressed True Qi container seemed to be exploding all around him. The three tribes were in an utter mess right now.
Even the qi-trainers of the Giant Axe Tribe, who were most famous for their strictness, were yelling and cursing.
The qi-trainers of the Burning Sun Tribe were all jumping to their feet, cursing him.
On the Furious Bears Tribe’s side, everybody was devastated. They could not believe that the pillar of their tribe was a space resident who had known his identity for more than ten years ago but kept it a secret the whole time.
The qi-trainers who cursed Yan Chihuo and swore that Xiong Wuji was in no way a space resident were all rendered speechless, blushing.
The chief of the Giant Axe Tribe and the chief of the Feathered Snakes Tribe sighed softly. Even the chiefs of the Heaven Wolves Tribe and the Silver Moon Tribe were shaking their head, not knowing what to do next.
Li Yao and Wu Mayan were still in the crowd. Wu Mayan had been simmering all the time, but now that he had heard that his foster father came from space just like him and saw his foster father being lambasted by so many people, he couldn’t hold himself back any longer. Throwing off Li Yao’s hand, he leapt upwards to Xiong Wuji’s side before he shouted aloud, “Shut up!
“Father Xiong is a space resident. So what? That’s no proof that Father Xiong killed anybody! Why are you cursing him?
“Regardless of whether he is a space resident or an Iron Plateau native, Father Xiong has always been a great hero! He just slayed a calamity-level beast in the battle against the apocalypse a few days ago! He is a good guy, not a bad man!
Wu Mayan turned around and glared at everyone in the Furious Bears Tribe, his hands on his hips, “Are you all deaf? Do you not hear that they are cursing our chief?
“Just ask yourself. Was Father Xiong not at the forefront of every battle and hunting trip? How many of you have been saved by Father Xiong before? Did Father Xiong not give you the meat and the intact bones and himself the worst materials when he was distributing trophies? For how many years has Father Xiong been the chief? Just go to his house and see if Father Xiong has bought anything of any value!
“In the battle of the apocalypse a few days ago, Father Xiong lost one hand! If Father Xiong hadn’t fought so hard, the giant worm could’ve collapsed the entire canyon and buried all of you!
“Right now, just because the blood of the space residents flows in Father Xiong’s veins, you’ve stopped believing him and think that he is a murderer?”
He jumped and bellowed. Many qi-trainers of the Furious Bears Tribe was blushing in embarrassment.
Somebody suddenly shouted in a corner of the Burning Sun Tribe’s camp, “That little bastard is in Xiong Wuji’s gang! They are both space residents. Space residents murdered our chief!”
Hearing such words, the qi-trainers of the Burning Sun Tribe grew even angrier.
” Xiao 1 Yan!”
Sha Yulan was so concerned about her son that she crawled up to the heavy tank without even thinking and stood in everybody’s sight.
Many people were woken up by Wu Mayan’s words. He was right. Just because Xiong Wuji was a space resident did not mean he killed the chief of the Burning Sun Tribe!
Whatever the truth was, he was still the chief of the Furious Bears Tribe right now, and he represented the dignity of their tribe. How could they allow other people to insult him just like that?
This was Furious Bears City, territory of the Furious Bears Tribe. Whoever the murderer was, the Furious Bears Tribe should be in charge of the investigation and the trial!
Immediately, a lot of qi-trainers of the Furious Bears Tribe triggered their spiritual gas and lined up beside Xiong Wuji.
Many other qi-trainers had formed battle formations and tried to push back the formations of the other three tribes.
The two parties were shoving and cursing each other. It was quite a mess. Many people had unsheathed their weapons. Blood was about to be spilled.
” Stop! ”
Thunder suddenly seemed to burst out on the ground. Overwhelming soundwaves broke out of Xiong Wuji’s chest, and the intimidating aura around him reached every corner of the field. Everybody felt that they had been hammered right in the head, and their ears were all ringing.
Xiong Wuji took a long breath. His voice was sent to everyone’s ears like rumbling thunder with his extremely powerful spiritual gas, as if he was pushing his words into everyone’s earholes hard with a pair of invisible, giant hands!
“I, Xiong Wuji, am indeed a space resident who was picked up by Xiong Dachuan beside the Black Tooth River more than forty years ago! I admit that part!
“However, over the last forty years, I’ve always considered myself to be a real Iron Plateau native, even after I learned of my birth!
“I’ve done nothing wrong to Iron Plateau. I want to get in touch with the space residents for the future of Iron Plateau, too!
“I can say confidently that I deserve my late foster father Xiong Dachuan and all the compatriots of Iron Plateau!
“I did not kill Chief Yan. There must be a dreadful scheme behind all this! My own death or disgrace matters little, but the scheme might put the future of Iron Plateau at risk!
“Right now, the six tribes of Iron Plateau must be more united and find the one behind the scheme, instead of fighting and killing each other!
“I know that I will be the prime suspect anyway after I reveal my identity. The brothers of the Burning Sun Tribe have every reason to doubt me!
“As a space resident, it’s inappropriate for me to be the chief of the Furious Bears Tribe anymore!
“I hereby announce that I, Xiong Wuji, will no longer be the chief of the Furious Bears Tribe. The affairs in my tribe handled by me will now be handed over to the three elders of my tribe until the new chief is selected!
“As for me, I am willing to be locked in the underground cage that used to hold the manic warriors in the bottom level of the temple of techniques while the investigation proceeds!
“I will stay in the cage until the investigation is concluded!
Xiong Wuji’s countenance suddenly turned extremely horrifying. The heavy tank below his feet fulminated, as if the metal found his fury unbearable and was screaming in pain.
“It’s true that I’ve been lying to everybody, and I have no defense now that everybody doubts me.
“But Sha Yulan and Wu Mayan did not know of my background, either!
“They are innocent. However outraged you are, just vent your anger upon me! I am no longer the chief of the Furious Bears Tribe now but just a common qi-trainer. I love them more than anybody else in the world. Whoever hurts them, so much as one of their hairs drops to the ground, don’t blame me for my mercilessness!”
When ‘mercilessness’ rushed out of his mouth, the heavy tank below Xiong Wuji’s feet couldn’t bear it any longer and collapsed with an explosion. It had almost been pressed to the ground by Xiong Wuji’s immense spiritual gas!
The qi-trainers who had been cursing him loudly were soaked in cold sweat. For some reason, their profanities were all swallowed by themselves.
It was not until this moment that they realized, whether Xiong Wuji was an Iron Plateau native or a space resident, he was still a strong expert in the 99th level of the Refinement Stage, and not a push-over that they could do whatever they wanted do!
Late at night, in a special prison cell used to lock the mentally deranged qi-trainers in the depths of the temple of techniques deep underground…
Since all the manic warriors had been sacrificed in the battle of apocalypse, Xiong Wuji was all by himself in the prison cell. He was sitting cross-legged in a dark corner. His breath was steady, and his hollowed eyes were glittering.
Suddenly, the hinge out of the prison cell was moved, and the door was slowly opened. Li Yao crept in quietly and closed the door.
“I didn’t kill him,” said Xiong Wuji calmly.
Li Yao replied casually, “If you really wanted to kill him, you would’ve made thorough plans more than ten years ago when you knew your foster father Xiong Dachuan talked with Yan Zhengdong before his death.
“Anyways, if it were me, and I had clandestine schemes, I definitely would’ve eliminated all the problem-causing factors ten years in advance!”
“Then what are you doing here?” Xiong Wuji asked, somewhat in surprise.
Li Yao smiled. “To discuss what we are going to do next, of course. Stop pretending, Chief Xiong. I don’t believe that you will simply wait and watch.”
Xiong Wuji raised his eyebrow. “How am I pretending?”
Li Yao stared at him in the eyes and said, “The whole drama you played after your true identity was revealed was truly seamless and immaculate.
“Too bad that your desperation as deep and dark as blackhole in the end was too exaggerated, and your face was utterly ingenuine. Therefore, I realized you were putting on an act.
“I believe that you and I are the same kind of people. We will not give up, even if everything is hopeless, as long as we are still breathing.
“Since you had such a big secret with you, you must’ve thought of the strategies for when your identity was revealed. How could you possibly be grasped by desperation after only a few words and simply locked yourself in a cage, waiting to be punished?
“If my guess is correct, this seemingly unbreachable cage of manic warriors is definitely not enough to stop you. You were merely trying to vanish from everyone’s sight with your submission as a disguise so that you could carry out your plans.”
Xiong Wuji pondered for a moment and chose to believe in Li Yao. Admitting that he still had backup plans, he asked, “You feel that everything that happened today was odd, too?”
“Of course it’s odd. Other than anything else, there were clearly several people in the Burning Sun Tribe who were fanning the flames!
“Logically, the fact that you are a space resident is completely irrelevant to the murder per se. It is not difficult to think through at all.
“However, according to my observation, several activists in the Burning Sun Tribe were fooling those around them and planting in everyone’s mind the notion that ‘space residents murdered Chief Yan’!
“The situation should’ve been under control. But misled by those activists, it went further and further over the line.”
Xiong Wuji clenched his fists so hard that they were almost cracking. He gnashed his teeth. “If I knew who planned the whole thing in the background, I would cut out their living guts and let them be cursed for all eternity!”
Li Yao said, “The entire Furious Bears City was in a mess today, but I managed to find a peaceful place to reflect on the accident and to continue the deduction I didn’t finish last night. Finally, I figured out what the outcome of the battle in the periphery of the Iron Plateau Space Zone would have been if I wasn’t there.
“Do you want to know what I discovered?”