Below the Palace Masters, the Shakyamuni and the Elders were all Middle Ranking Spiritual Martial Force warriors. Without exception, each of them all had differences in their skills despite being at the same stage.
"Wushuang, there is a few places in the Tian Xuan Land which you are forbidden from entering." Tan Zhongchi exhorted, "You must remember the names of these forbidden places. For example, the Xuan Yuan Hillock, the Dreamy Lake, the Endless East Sea, and the Far North Snow Grassland…"
Qin Wushuang listened attentively. He looked forward to these places just from hearing these names.
"It was rumored that these places hold the true rulers in the Tian Xuan Land. Some are the more advanced human beings in charge of it, and some are controlled by other mighty beings. These are the places that have the richest Spiritual Qi and are the core of the Tian Xuan Land. Unfortunately, us human beings can only move around on the borders of these places."
"Other beings?" Qin Wushuang blinked his eyes and asked with a face full of questions.
"Yes, in the human countries, these beings cannot survive and reproduce. However, in the land where they were born, their reproduction ability is not less than humans at all. And the land they occupy is mostly much more superior than human countries."
"If they are not humans, could they be beasts?" Qin Wushuang asked curiously.
"Strictly speaking, they are not exactly Beasts. They belong to a species that also possess intelligence. Only, their appearance is rather different than humans and resemble Beasts much more. Thus, sometimes we would call them beasts. However, the more precise name for them would be Demons. They were born from nature, grow within the nature and absorb the power of nature. As long as they can enter the Upper Sky Realm, all of them could be called Demons! Demons include birds, animals, those crawling on the ground, and those swimming in the ocean are all demons. The strength of the Demons is unimaginable to the human countries. If it weren’t for a portion of super strong human warriors who controlled a portion of the land with Spiritual Qi, most likely we won’t even have a place to survive in this land!"
After saying some deeply moving words, Tan Zhongchi said seriously: "Wushuang, for now, don’t think about it. Unless one day you could surpass the five Palace Masters and enter the Perfect Stage of the Spiritual Martial Force, you should not bother with this secret information."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Master, even so, it’s beneficial to me to learn more. Don’t worry, I would not bite off more than what I can chew as I know my place well."
"Good, that’s good!" Tan Zhongchi said, "My first goal for you is to enter the Core. Only four month are left until the end of the year exam. You must train hard. All of those who enter the Core level are Upper Sky students. You must never lower your guard."
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang was in awe. No wonder it could become the number one sect in the Great Luo Empire. They had hundreds of Upper Sky students alone, and that was not including these higher-up elite warriors.
No wonder when the Star Gauze Palace opened their mouths to speak their demands, even someone as vicious as the Old Devil Ji Yin had no choice but to obey. At first Qin Wushuang was somewhat surprised. Now, he finally realized the strength of the Star Gauze Palace after experiencing it.
Next, he remembered his master’s words a moment ago. In the entire Tian Xuan Land, the Great Luo Empire was only a borderline powerhouse. Even among the secular empires, they still had the three Upper Ranking Empire suppressing them.
It seemed it would not be an easy task to stand on the top of this world.
"Ok, since you are my direct student, of course, you should have your own private area in the Green Cloud Palace. You can go pick your own training chamber later. In the Star Gauze Palace, usually, only the Core students could have their own training chamber. You are an exception."
"Thank you for your kindness." Qin Wushuang knew that Tan Zhongchi was giving him special treatment.
"No need to speak such polite words. As long as you could show off and rise up in the end of the year exam and make me proud, it would be worth more than ten thousand words of flattery. When I test students, first, I look at their grade, second I look at their personality. The rest are nothing."
"I understand." Qin Wushuang enjoyed Tan Zhongchi’s efficient style in which he did not act discombobulating.
After he took Qin Wushuang to select a training chamber, Tan Zhongchi said again: "From now on, this is your private area. Except for special circumstances, even the Elders and the higher ups of the Star Gauze Palace cannot recklessly enter. This is a training chamber and also a private storage. You can hide any valuable goods in here and will not need to worry about losing them!"
Tan Zhongchi nodded: "Ok, bring your order plate. Now you can enter the main Virtuous Mountain Range to train. The mountain range extends for more than ten thousand miles. Not even the ancestors of the Star Gauze Palace had walked through every corner. Remember, besides the Virtuous Cloud Summit, you can go anywhere."
"You must remember one point! Between any students in the Star Gauze Palace, there are competition, and that includes students from the same Palace. Due to the shortage of resources, most likely you would encounter a scenario where you’ll have to compete with students from the same place once some rare goods appeared. At that time, you must use all your strength to fight for it and never decline modestly. The Star Gauze Palace forbids killing among fellow students, however we do value and respect the strength of a strong one. If you have the power, go for it. As long as you don’t kill one of your own, any means of methods are allowed! Remember these words—Never be willing to pass on!"
Feeling imposed, Qin Wushuang nodded: "I will bear it in mind!"
"Ok, on the eighth day of the 12th month, you must reassemble back at the Green Cloud Palace for the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. At that time, I will introduce you to your other colleagues. These three and four months are your free time. Before the end of the year exam, I will not teach you any techniques for now. Since you have killed Li Wuji, at least, I am not worried about your techniques. Now, your main task is to consolidate your Upper Sky Realm stage, to comprehend the profoundness within it, experience the natural power and absorb it. Here is a book of that talks about the absorbing and usage of the natural power. It is very good for Upper Sky who had just entered the Initial Stage. You can use it as a reference but don’t do everything it says, understand?"
"I understand." Qin Wushuang took it and put it in his chest. Then, he smiled, "For any books were all experiences from the predecessor. It’s good to use it as a reference, but unnecessary to copy it exactly. It’s better not to read, if one believe everything from the book. Each person’s training style, habit and talents are different."
Tan Zhongchi nodded with satisfaction. The more he came to know Qin Wushuang, the more he liked him. Such student who knows how to infer one with three and know more with just one thing he spoke; he had indeed surpassed any of the students he had taken in before.
"Wushuang, during this time, you can go to the Virtuous Cloud Summit and anywhere else. I will not restrict your movements. As long as it is within the Great Luo Empire, you can go. However, you must get my permission if you want to leave the country!"
It was not because Tan Zhongchi wanted to restrict his freedom, but due to safety concern. After all, the Tian Xuan Land was vast as the open sea with limitless powerful warriors. An Initial Stage warrior would appear insignificant in comparison to the size of the entire land. He was not qualified to wander around.
Temporarily, Qin Wushuang had not planned to leave the country as he nodded in agreement.
After listening to his teacher’s instructions, Qin Wushuang started making his way towards the mountain after becoming familiar with the general geography of the Star Gauze Palace.
It would be best to train in quiet and remote place. Although he could not enter the Virtuous Cloud Summit, but at least, he could enter the main mountain range. There were many great and little mountain peaks in the mountain range. With only a few hundred Advanced students, they only seemed like a drop in the ocean as they were scattered crossed the twenty-thousand-mile mountain range.
If it wasn’t due to any coincidences, the students would rarely have any opportunity to meet with each other.
Imagine, only a few hundred people resided in the twenty-thousand-mile area. The probability of meeting with each other was low as one could imagine.
Indeed, the training ground of a great sect could almost match the size of a Subordinate Country. For your information, the Bai Yue country only had twenty or thirty thousand miles of land.
However, the Bai Yue Country encompassed thirty-two states and accommodated six billion people!
And the main Virtuous Mountain Range only allowed a few hundred of Advanced students. The gap between it was unimaginable.
Now, Qin Wushuang could understand more about why the people of this world wanted to climb up the ladder so desperately. The higher your position, the more resources you would have. The differences in between had reached an abnormal state.
After entering the main mountain range, Qin Wushuang did not dare to drop his guard. Before heading out, his master had instructed that despite being the territory to the Star Gauze Palace, they did had demons.
The Star Gauze Palace forbade killing one another. However, if one had some bad luck and encountered some demons, then they would be on their own.
Qin Wushuang picked an lofty summit and went up while feeling the rich presence of the mountain range. Indeed, the Spiritual Qi from this Virtuous Mountain Range was much richer than the Martial Saint Mountain.
Before Qin Wushuang had entered the Upper Sky Realm, he was not sensitive to such realization. Only, he sensed a hazy presence.
After entering the Upper Sky Realm, as if suddenly seeing the light, Qin Wushuang had came to possess a clear and natural resonance to the Spiritual Qi. He could easily grasp the differences from within.
"Indeed, this Virtuous Cloud Mountain Range is extraordinary. The Martial Saint Mountain felt like a remote and desolate place compared to here. No wonder the Star Gauze Palace had this many Upper Sky warriors. It was all thanks to this mountain. Only… Even here, I could not find that feeling when I first entered that cave at the Great Cang Mountain."
Whenever Qin Wushuang remembered his experience at that sheer cliff mountain cave, it was still vivid in his mind and unforgettable. That baptism he had experienced was truly marvelous.
Now as he thought back, that baptism should had been a process where he absorbed the Spiritual Qi. It was that process which had helped him to enter the Upper Sky Realm without the prerequisite knowledge or understanding.
However, he could not understand one aspect. If that baptism was truly an absorbance of the Qi, then how did his body withstand such powerful Qi?
Usually, if the body had not reached a certain extent capable of withstanding the natural Qi, the only result would be the body exploding to pieces.
However, he was safe and sound at that time. Even more, he had enjoyed the sensation. These seemed to have went against the Daoism in the Upper Sky Spiritual Martial Force.
"Perhaps, those five rays of strange light contains more secrets…" As Qin Wushuang thought, he found a remote corner and began studying that !