After Bai Zongwei left, Jiang Fei waited for a while with Bai Wanli and the others. Shortly after lunch, Bai Zongwei swiftly returned to Snow Mountain Sect with Ganyang Zhenren and a few others.
For ordinary people, a hundred miles was a long distance. It would take them a few hours even if they drove a car. However, for high-leveled martial artists, such a distance was not a big issue. Bai Zongwei and the others literally ran back here and it did not even take that long.
"Younger brother Jiang, I wish you endless blessings. Long time no see, I hope that you've been well!" Ganyang Zhenren greeted Jiang Fei.
"Haha, see? What did I say? If you invite him, he will definitely come over." Bai Wanli laughed.
"Of course. Younger brother Jiang could be said to be the savior of our Martial Arts Alliance. If he's looking for me, I wouldn't dare to not come." Ganyang Zhenren laughed heartily.
"You're overpraising me." Jiang Fei shook his head. He knew that the reason why these high-leveled martial artists were so respectful towards him was mainly due to Zhuge Shanzhen's existence. Unlike those mysterious people, these martial artists were unclear about Jiang Fei's true identity. They still believed that Zhuge Shanzhen really existed.
After some small talk, Bai Wanli led the topic onto the right track. "Younger brother Jiang, now that everyone is here, just tell us what's on your mind."
"Yeah, this time, I'm not alone. Several other elders of the Martial Arts Alliance are also here. They were coincidentally visiting Rainbow Longsword Sect, so they tagged along." Ganyang Zhenren said as he pointed to the high-leveled martial artists around him.
"Alright, then I'll go straight to the point!" Jiang Fei nodded, then said to the martial artists, "I came here this time mainly because of two things."
"Firstly, I want to clarify a misunderstanding." Jiang Fei said with a serious face.
"Misunderstanding? Younger brother Jiang, there are no misunderstandings between us. Previously, the military bullied us. If you did not help us, various small and medium-sized Sects would have been destroyed. We haven't even managed to thank you properly yet, why would we have any misunderstandings?" An elder of the Martial Arts Alliance said.
"That is exactly what I wanted to talk about. Actually, this matter has nothing to do with the military. Or, rather, it should be said that it's not totally their fault." Jiang Fei was then interrupted rudely.
"Not totally their fault? We have been living peacefully on our own territory and have never provoked them. They launched an attack on us first. If it's not their fault, is it ours?" Zhu Tianfei slammed the table and stood up.
"Old Zhu, calm down..." Bai Wanli quickly stopped Zhu Tianfei, for fear that he would anger Jiang Fei.
"It's fine, it's fine." Jiang Fei smiled slightly. He knew that Zhu Tianfei was a straightforward man, so he did not put it to heart at all. Moreover, he was pretty close to Zhu Tianfei, so he would not get angry over such a small matter.
"Brother Jiang, we're good friends, there's no doubt about that. I would even be willing to die for you if there is a need, but if you're here to convince us that the military is innocent, please don't open your mouth!" Zhu Tianfei was extremely angry. This time, they gathered in Rainbow Longsword Sect to discuss how to get revenge on the military. If Jiang Fei did not call them to come over here, it was possible that they would have already started the revenge against the military!
"Hoho, of course, this is not the fault of the Martial Arts Alliance, but the military also had no choice..." Jiang Fei sighed, then told them the entire Supreme Android rebellion story.
"Sigh! They're playing with fire!" Ganyang Zhenren sighed, then closed his eyes.
"F*ck! I don't care if they burn down. Why spread the fire onto us?" Zhu Tianfei was obviously still angry.
"So, secondly, I came here because the military asked me to tell you that they want to meet you. They probably want to compensate you. After all, you all suffered unnecessarily." Jiang Fei smiled.
"Hmph! That sounds about right!" Zhu Tianfei snorted. He was a typical person who could be persuaded by reason but not cowed by force. If the military was still going to be unreasonable, he would fight them to his death even if the Supreme Androids were still there. However, since the military was being nice now, he kept his anger in.
"I think meeting them is unnecessary, as for the compensation..." Bai Wanli pursed his lips. In the end, he could not bring himself to say "we don't need it."
Due to the war in Japan previously, the Martial Arts Alliance had suffered heavy losses. Although Jiang Fei had provided them with some potions, this was only enough to allow certain Sects to make up for the high-leveled strength that they had lost. However, the foundations of the Sects had still suffered seriously and it would take a long time for them to recover from this.
Shortly after the war, the military played with fire and the Supreme Androids began to suppress the Martial Arts Alliance. These Androids were useless against high-leveled martial artists, but their Light Cannons easily bullied Level 2 and 3 martial artists.
Therefore, even a famous Sect like Snow Mountain Sect suffered heavy losses in the battle against the Supreme Android Soldiers. The scope of their activities had been suppressed to being only within their mountain gates.
In this way, the resources of various major Sects were slowly being used up, and they would soon be unable to afford it. After all, there were so many people in a martial arts sect. It took a lot of money to feed all these people. So, Bai Wanli and the others were reluctant to give up the compensation that the military was offering them.
However, even though they were reluctant to give up the compensation, they could not bring themselves to meet with the military. After all, for thousands of years, the martial artists had never worked with outsiders. It was impossible for them to reverse their ideas immediately.
"Since the military is willing to compensate you, you should accept it. Even though they're also victims, this whole issue only arose because they did not manage things well enough. They could not keep the Androids that they created under control, so it makes sense for them to compensate all of you who have been affected by their mistakes." Jiang Fei tried to make things easier for these martial artists who cared so much about their pride and dignity.
"That makes sense, younger brother Jiang!" Bai Wanli quickly grabbed the opportunity. They could not afford to give up the compensation. So, now that Jiang Fei had put it in this way, they naturally accepted it.
"Younger brother Jiang, how does the military intend to compensate us?" Ganyang Zhenren asked. He had been quiet for a while, but he actually really cared about the compensation.
"I don't know about this. I'm not from the military. I'm just supposed to bring you this message. Now that the misunderstandings have been clarified, the details of the compensation are for you to discuss and negotiate." Jiang Fei shrugged. His job was done here. As long as the higher-ups of the Martial Arts Alliance agreed to meet with Yang Xiao and the others, everything else was none of his business anymore.
On one side, there were various leaders of the major Sects, and all of them were extremely wise. On the other side, there were senior politicians who were extremely sly. If all these people sat together and negotiated, they would definitely fight against each other. Therefore, Jiang Fei did not want to be involved.
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