Qin Lianshan had much more deeper feelings towards the lands of Eastwood Town than Qin Wushuang. After all, he was born and grew up here. Until today, having lived for more than half a century, his sense of attachment was not comparable to a young teenager like Qin Wushuang.
As for those temptations, Qin Lianshan also understood those reasons mentioned by Qin Wushuang. It was not because he did not know how to weigh the benefits.
Besides, his son had already entered the Upper Sky Realm and the Qin would surely have a bright future. Why would they give up their homeland to seek wealth at the Heavenly Lake Empire?
Qin Wushuang also knocked down those two guards of the stout man. Then, he informed his father and sped outside.
Just as he went outside, that guest from before was already walking back with a smile on his face. He was carrying a portly man, it was that negotiator from the Heavenly Lake Empire.
"Marquis Wushuang, I came in a rush, please forgive me. Haha." That guest opened his mouth to speak with courtesy.
"No need for courtesy, you are a guest regardless of where you are from. Please come inside."
Without lingering, that person walked in.
When he took a seat, that person knew how to adjust the atmosphere as he introduced himself: "My surname is Liu and I came from the Great Luo Empire. Marquis Wushuang, you could call me Emissary Liu."
"Yes, indeed, Marquis Wushuang, you have proved the saying of how a hero always came from a young age. Not only do you possess superb strength and amazing potential, at such a young age, you also have a cool-head and do not get easily tempted by wealth and riches. It is an extremely rare quality. It’s rather infuriating that the Heavenly Lake Empire can be found in every corner. Fortunately, you did not get tempted by his lies. What the Heavenly Empire promised you, how could we, the Great Luo, not be able to match them? Marquis Wushuang, let me tell you, I have came with invitations from the Five Great Palace Masters of the Star Gauze Palace to invite you to our Palace!"
"Star Gauze Palace?"
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang was shocked as he had heard about the Star Gauze Palace. He knew that unquestionably, they were the number one powerhouse in the Great Luo Empire. Their existence was equivalent to the Zhen Wu Holy Place in the Bai Yue Country. They were the supreme authority, without a doubt.
"Marquis Wushuang, would you be interested?" Emissary Liu asked with a smile.
Qin Wushuang had no reason to reject an invitation from the Star Gauze Palace.
"Emissary Liu, I just don’t know the reason why the five Great Palace Masters had invited me?"
Emissary Liu laughed: "You don’t know? This time, your martial arts exam grade has surpassed all the martial arts students within the Great Luo Empire. Even the Five Palace Masters were shocked by your results. I feel that they wanted to meet the new genius that had emerged in the Great Luo Empire via this invitation!"
"I am afraid I would not dare to bear the word genius," Qin Wushuang said in a low voice and suddenly, an idea emerged as he asked: "I would like to ask you, Emissary Liu, within the boundary of the Great Luo Empire, what is the ranking of that Ji Yin sect?"
"Ji Yin sect?" Emissary Liu was stunned.
"Please tell me." Qin Wushuang said with an earnest tone.
"The Ji Yin sect is merely a second-rate martial arts sect. Only, that Old Man Ji Yin is extremely troublesome, thus many powerful sects are not willing to get on his bad side. As time passed by, it made the Ji Yin sect a big name," Emissary Liu explained patiently.
Then, he asked: "Why are you suddenly ask about the Ji Yin sect?"
Qin Wushuang gave a light sigh: "After coming all the way here, could it be, you have not heard the rumors?"
"I only focused on traveling here and did not hear anything. What happened? Could that Old Man Ji Yin have once tried to pull you to his side? Or had he made threats?"
"If that is the case, it would be easier to resolve. The Ji Yin sect conspired with the Redwood Mansion of the Bai Yue Country because I had accidentally interfered with their business. Thus, Old Man Ji Yin sent his head disciple, Li Wuji, to slaughter my entire family. Now, I have killed that Li Wuji. I think that Old Man Ji Yin would definitely come to personally seek revenge."
Revealing a solemn expression, Emissary Liu thought for a moment, then he nodded: "Old Man Ji Yin is peculiar, he always seeks vengeance to any problems. Since you have killed Li Wuji, he will come for sure. Marquis Wushuang, indeed, you are something. At such young age, you are able to kill an elite Upper Sky Warrior like Li Wuji, who had been in the Upper Sky for many years!"
"This is a serious business, I must contact the Five Palace Masters at the Star Gauze this instant and ask them to make the decision. With the peculiar personality of Old Man Ji Yin, besides the Five Palace Masters, I am afraid no one in the Great Luo Empire could suppress him." A trace of cautiousness appeared in the tone of Emissary Liu.
Although Emissary Liu was an Emissary from the Star Gauze Palace, he was also at the Initial Stage of the Spiritual Martial Force. He may be more powerful than Li Wuji, but was still far weaker than an old demon like Old Man Ji Yin.
As for Qin Wushuang, he did not fear Old Man Ji Yin. He was more concerned about the fate of the entire Qin family. After all, besides himself, the remaining people of the Qin had no chance of facing an Upper Sky Realm warrior.
However, he did not regret killing that Li Wuji. After all, regardless of killing him, with the character of Old Man Ji Yin, he would never let it go.
He had sent Li Wuji to slaughter the entire Qin family.
To such people, Qin Wushuang would never show mercy.
"Marquis Wushuang, no need to worry. Although both you and I are no match for Old Man Ji Yin, surely, he must show some face to the Star Gauze Palace. Unless he has a death wish, he would never dare to defy the Star Gauze Palace. How about this, I will stay here for a while after I send out the messages. I could talk to that Old Man Ji Yin when he arrives. If he knows his place, he will stop with this matter. If not, you, me plus the Martial Saint of the Bai Yue Country, we will be able to deal with him when it’s three against one!"
It was the only solution currently that may work.
Only, this way, he would owe a favor to the Star Gauze Palace. Revealing a bitter smile, Qin Wushuang passed the order to treat Emissary Liu well.
Emissary Liu revealed himself to be a kind and non-picky person, he got along with Qin Wushuang well.
And the Martial Saint also returned to the Qin family when he received the letter from Emissary Liu. Naturally, when the three Upper Sky Realm warriors gathered together, they had more confidence.
Before the Redwood King Mansion, it appeared completely desolate and seals were posted on the door. All the family security guards and the core members were now prisoners, the rest of the non-core members had also scattered.
The originally extravagant and grandiose Redwood Mansion had fallen into despair.
In the night, a ghost-like figure dropped into the Redwood Mansion and vanished into the darkness. In a moment, that figure floated out once again and this time, a trace of doubt emerged in his eyes.
"How could this have happened?" He watched that sealing tape on the gate and wondered.
At this moment, a wooden clapping sound came from the street. One of the old men patrolling the night shouted with a hoarse voice: "Dry weather, be careful of fire…"
Like a whirlwind, that dark figure rolled over right next to the patrolling old man. With one hand grabbing his throat, he asked in a low creepy voice: "What happened at the Redwood King Mansion? Where did people go?"
"The Ro…Royal Mansion?"
"The Re…Redwood King conspired with foreign enemies and was sentenced to death. All the people of the Redwood family was sent to the imperial capital. Hear...heard they are going to get executed…"
"How many days have they gone?"
"Ten days, no no no, eight days…"
He ripped the throat into pieces, that figure returned to the front of the Royal Mansion. He raised two of his hands, and in two swishing sounds, waves of air roared onto the two stone lions before the mansion.
Boom, two strong looking stone lions instantly shattered into crumbs.
That dark figure said eerily: "Sent to the imperial capital? Beheaded? Good, I will go to the Qin family first. I will first destroy the Qin, then I will go to the imperial capital to kill those Redwood people!"
Kill, kill, kill!
Indeed, this dark figure was Old Man Ji Yin who had journeyed from afar. With only one thought in his head, he would kill all the people related to this matter as a funerary tribute to his beloved disciple, Li Wuji.
He regretted and moaned that he should have never sent Li Wuji here. He even regretted having ever taken on that useless scumbag, He Yutian, as a disciple. If he had not been so greedy for the network and resources of the Redwood King, how would he have come to experience the painfulness of losing his disciple?
When he thought here, Old Man Ji Yin left the Redwood Royal City and headed straight toward the border of the Southcloud State. With a map, it was a piece of cake finding the Eastwood Town.
It was only nightfall when he arrived at the Eastwood Town. Since it was almost night, the civilians of the town had also finished the days work and were sitting down to enjoy their dinners.
Yet, without any awareness, a shapeless hand of death had already extended towards the Eastwood. Dark and gloomy clouds shrouded over the sky of the town.
Before the biggest inn in the Eastwood Town, Old Man Ji Yin stood there expressionless. He raised his head and three words incarnated over the brand plate—Eastwood Town Inn.
This inn was indeed, a business belonging to the Qin.
The waiter inside rubbed his eyes as he felt that he had seen someone. Yet, how did he disappear in a flash? Filled with curiosity, he walked out and there was not a single shadow.
He muttered: "This is so weird, someone was standing here, how did he disappear in a blink of an eye?"
"Who are you looking for?" A cold and creepy voice sounded from behind. Without a single trace of human presence, this voice sounded as if it had come from the ghosts of the infernal hells, dark and fearful.
That waiter immediately turned around, and yet, there was not a single person. Trembling, he ran to the counter and called out: "Ghost, there are ghosts!"
Inside, many waiters were busy. The manager was calculating on the counter, when he saw that waiter come in running and screaming, he berated: "Idiot, have you really seen a ghost? What are you yelling about? Be careful of disturbing the guests, I will slap you."
"Ghost, there really was a ghost!"
Just when the manager was about to berate him again, suddenly, he also became stunned after a glance outside. Revealing a contorted face full of disbelief and fear, he could not speak a word.
A figure like a ghost that appeared somewhat ethereal floated in like fog over running water.
"You are looking for me?" Old Man Ji Yin asked eerily.
A finger pointed up and an entire person suddenly emerged. He drew with the tip of his finger and shot out a strange light.
In the next moment, that waiter suddenly exploded and a rain of blood splashed everywhere. His whole body turned into mashed meat and he dropped to the ground softly.
The manager was immediately stunned by this scene. A "Gua Gua Gua" sound came from his throat as he became terrified and lost his senses.
Old Man Ji Yin moved his finger again.
Another rain of blood splashed from a mashed corpse, and another one down.
He hated the Qin, along with the entire Eastwood Town!