To Walk The Mist Chapter 96
The heaven alliance members paled.
They could not believe their ears. Of all the outcomes, they had never thought of this. Protector A'miem was also the same. She never thought he would take such a decision.
Many looked at the still kneeling Di Wong. No one could utter a word.
"Patriarch..." the elders suddenly stood in panic.
"Even if you don't want Di Wong as your disciple, you don't need to go as far as leaving the alliance." Protector A'miem said with a frown.
They did not understand how Tie Nse thought. Non of them understood that he had always wanted to leave the alliance. If not for his relationship with the old patriarch, he would have long left. Still, all these years, no matter how he had ignored the alliance, he always came out to help them when there was a crisis. This was why all the powers stayed away. They knew that no matter how Tie Nse ran from his patriarch seat, he would not abandon the alliance.
But today really disappointed him. It showed how little the protectors thought of him. He was not their chosen patriarch and they only let this matter go because he had the power to back up his position, and the alliance gained from being under him. But he never thought they would go as far as what they did today.
Right now, he had a disciple. He may have taken this boy in because he was forced to have one by the alliance but, now that he had him, he was too curious about this boy to let go.
If he allowed himself to be saddled with the alliance while training this boy in the midst of all their disloyal tendencies, he was willing to bet his disciple will take the hit one day. His master was dead. He respected him by staying put. But only an idiot would stay where he isn't wanted.
Protector Amiem saw his silence as a bluff. She did not believe that Tie Nse would leave this position many fought to sit on. He was using his importance to the alliance to threaten her not to cross his bottom line. To this, she snorted. She too can bluff.
"You have brought problems to the alliance and at least know your place to step down. If so, Elder Di will be taking up your position in your stead! Hand over the Patriarch seal!" she said. The crowd started to curse at this. This woman was going too far! Did she understand the consequence of her actions?
Most of those angered were disciples of the alliance. The prestige of Tie Nse had made them very proud to lift their heads and say they were from the Heaven alliance. If Tie Nse left, doesn't it mean that the alliance will fall?
Seeing Tie Nse not move, Protector A'miem thought that she had succeeded.
"Elder Di, come kneel before your predecessor and take the patriarch seal!" to her words, angry eyes turned to Elder Di's form. Elder Di needed not look to know what they were thinking. They thought that since Protector Amiem was his master, she had plotted to take the patriarch seat from Tie Nse for her disciple. The pressure of their angry eyes kept Elder Di in his seat. He finally understood why the former patriarch did not leave the seat for his master. She may be strong, but she was utter stupid!
He completely believed that the patriarch was serious about leaving the Alliance. If you were openly opposed and insulted by the very clan you protect, you would leave too. When the head protector woke up and hears of this matter, he would be implicated! He had to distance himself from this!
"Patriarch please do not make rash decisions. No one has the right to take away the patriarch seat that was legitimately given! Only the disciple of the former patriarch can be patriarch! If you leave, the Heaven alliance is dead!" he immediately knelt and begged.
Many of the Elders finally realized that they should have spoken up. They all joined him on their knees and begged, "Patriarch please don't be rash!"
Their words caused many to realize, the line of patriarch has remained unbroken for centuries. If it is broken now what happens to the alliance?
Protector A'miem was greatly angered. Were they making her out as the devil of this situation? The other Heaven alliance protectors finally realized that things were getting bad. They hurriedly informed the other protectors in seclusion to hurry out.
"Do you really intend to oppose me?!" Protector A'miem asked the elders.
Just as Tie Nse was about to open his mouth to speak, a deep laugh rang though the air. After the laughter came a tear in the sky. The clouds seemed to darken and the sunlight suddenly had a hue of red in it's rays. Many frowned as the crack got larger. Soon, Three people stepped out of it. There were two men and a woman. They wore black monk robes that accentuated their pale and almost bloodless skin.
"Now, this is a lively gathering." the leader in front said as the three walked through the air. No one needed telling to know who these were.
"The Demon race!" someone exclaimed.