I Am Overlord - Chapter 898
“Principal, you need to uphold justice for this old man. This devil murdered my granddaughter and my overseers,” Situ Mingyu quickly complained.
Situ Mingyu was a previous generation elder, a high-level elder from an older generation. Even the principal would normally show him sufficient respect. He believed firmly that the principal would side with him. After all, his granddaughter had been killed.
“Lord principal, this kid has devil blood in him. Both myself and Elder Situ were merely trying to verify the rumor, but he actually resisted. He even used the devil ability of the Imperial Nether Clan to kill Elder Situ’s granddaughter. He is guilty of terrible crimes!” Mo Luo stepped forth and told his side of the story. After all that happened, he had no choice but to stick to his story.
Next, Shadowflash and Feng Huosuo also voiced their positions, accusing Xiang Shaoyun of being a devil. They were starting to suspect that Xiang Shaoyun was backed by a grand elder, and if they didn’t stand together, disaster would befall all of them.
“That is an unfounded accusation. You are all obviously trying to conduct a private execution of Xiang Shaoyun, forcing him to resist. You’re all shameless!” said Xiao Wei.
“Ok. You can all stop talking. Wujing, you talk,” said the principal.
Zhang Wuji told the principal his perspective of the whole thing without any embellishments.
“Xiang Shaoyun, you talk,” said the principal next.
A smile formed on Xiang Shaoyun’s bloodied face as he said, “I have nothing to say.”
He really had nothing to say. He was not strong enough, so he was completely at the mercy of others. Even if he was not at fault, he would still be killed ruthlessly. Not even Xiao Wei could protect him. If the wolfman hadn’t appeared, he would be dead by now. What was the point of explaining himself, then?
“No matter what, I need to bring the young master back. My master’s wrath is not something the likes of you can withstand,” the wolfman insisted.
“Sigh. Wujing, take me to the scene of the incident,” said the principal with a sigh.
“It’s right at Situ Elder’s seclusion spot,” said Zhang Wujing.
Situ Mingyu and Mo Luo paled, realizing what the principal was about to do.
“Principal, my granddaughter had died tragically! I have been silently contributing to the academy for so many years. My son was killed in combat for the academy, and now, even my granddaughter is dead. I was forced to endure the pain of seeing the death of my child. Have all I contributed incomparable to one disciple?” Situ Mingyu lamented.
“You deserved it. Who asked you to touch my master’s disciple?” said the wolfman with derision.
The principal couldn’t do anything. If this was any other disciple, he would probably side with Situ Mingyu and punish the disciple. But Xiang Shaoyun was different. He was that person’s disciple. Not even the principal dared to punish that person’s disciple, or he might as well resign from his seat.
“It’s better to take a look. I’ll handle it fairly,” said the principal with a sigh.
They then headed for the scene where everything happened. The sky regained its calm, and the barrier scattered. The disciples did not know what was going on, and they were all filled with questions. In the secret room, the corpses of Situ Yan and the overseers were still there. Nobody had touched them.
When Situ Mingyu saw the corpse of his granddaughter, tears flowed down from his old eyes. He looked incredibly pitiful. The principal couldn’t bear seeing him like that and said, “Soon, the dead will be buried, and she can find her peace.”
He started forming a series of complicated seals with both hands. An indescribable energy started flowing in the air, and all that had happened before started being replayed around them.
The replay was somewhat hazy, but with the strength and eyesight of everyone there, they could see clearly what had happened. Xiang Shaoyun was tied up, and Situ Yan was torturing him. Xiang Shaoyun eventually used the Nether Soul Domain, and the scene turned into total darkness.
When the darkness ended, Situ Yan and the overseers had all turned into corpses. All that had happened in the Nether Soul Domain wasn’t shown. Not even the principal could restore the scenes there, as that was a unique space.
“It is the Nether Soul Domain of the Imperial Nether Clan. Even the power of scene restoration is isolated. He is the murderer,” accused Mo Luo as he pointed at Xiang Shaoyun.
“That’s right. Whoever is at fault, it is undeniable that he is a devil and should be executed,” said Feng Huosuo as he gnashed his teeth in anger.
As a Saint, even after losing an arm, he could still reattach the severed arm. But with his arm eaten by the wolfman, he needed saint medicines that could regrow his flesh. Otherwise, he would have to stay with one arm.
And Xiang Shaoyun was the reason he had lost an arm. He wanted nothing more than to kill Xiang Shaoyun right here. The other elders that were close with Mo Luo and Feng Huosuo also backed their words. It was undeniable now that Xiang Shaoyun had devil blood within him.
Xiao Wei retorted, “I had personally recruited Xiang Shaoyun from the Devil Domain. He once killed a lot of devils there. It’s not surprising that he had refined some devil blood. There are many humans that have also mastered devilish techniques. Are those humans to be declared public enemies as well?”
Many elders were in agreement with Xiao Wei. After all, the restored scenes had proved that Xiang Shaoyun was the victim here. Situ Yan and the others had merely died from their own doings. However, their thoughts did not matter as only the principal could make the final decision.
The principal looked at Xiang Shaoyun and asked, “You have devil blood in you?”
Xiang Shaoyun answered forthrightly, “Yes.”
“See, he admitted it! We need to execute him!” demanded Situ Mingyu murderously.
The principal sank into a short silence before saying, “You once survived the angels’ purification punishment. That proves that you are no evil devil. Otherwise, with the hatred the angels hold against the devils, you will be fully purified. Therefore, regardless of whether you have devil blood in you or not, we can let it slide. But you have killed Elder Situ’s granddaughter and the overseers. That is somewhat overboard. We should let the grand elders decide on this. After all, you are the sole disciple of the gravekeeper elder.”
Although the principal sounded like he was pushing the responsibility away, he made Xiang Shaoyun’s identity clear. He was the gravekeeper elder’s sole disciple. If the elders present still didn’t understand the meaning of his words after this, then those elders must be fools.
In fact, everyone present knew the gravekeeper elder. He was a blind old man that had been residing at the Back Graveyard. He looked like an ordinary old man, but everyone knew that he was an old man that had, in fact, lived for so long nobody knew how old he was. Some even claimed that he had been around since the academy’s foundation. Would they dare to kill the disciple of such an old man?
Situ Mingyu, Mo Luo, Shadowflash, and Feng Huosuo felt like they had swallowed a fly. They were extremely uncomfortable, but they couldn’t even vent their anger and had no choice but to abide by the principal’s arrangements.
“Alright. We should show some respect to the dead. Give them a proper burial first. Let the grand elders make the final decision,” said the principal, signifying the end of this incident. As for what would happen next, it would depend on the grand elders.
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