From the other three ordinary Spiritual Beast Cores, he had a total of ten ordinary Spiritual Pills. Plus the four Golden Body Sculpting Pills, Qin Wushuang’s knapsack had instantly become valuable.
However, Qin Wushuang did not plan to misuse them. This time, he was only able to collect all five basic Beast Cores with the primary attributes due to that arena competition. Then, he had used these to make these few Upper Sky Pills with the best quality.
Regardless of these normal quality or these exceptional ones, they were all only used towards Pre-Sky Realm martial artists. To Qin Wushuang, they were not very useful.
He had spent a lot of effort because he was considering his family. Qin Wushuang had totally seen through how things functioned in the world after the fight with Li Wuji and the nuisance with the Old Devil Ji Yin.
His family needed Upper Sky elite warriors. Even if those warriors could not come in a day or two, he must prepare!
Currently, from his family, the ones with the most potential were his father, Qin Lianshan and his brother-in-law, Da Xi Ming. Both of them had practiced the technique books from Qin Wushuang. They had transformed their bones and tendons and advanced tremendously. With time, it would not be a difficult thing to enter Stage Nine of the Genuine Force.
At that time, the effects of the Upper Sky Initial Stage Spiritual Pill would be put to use.
Of course, Shakyamuni Li Huo had no idea what Qin Wushuang was thinking about. He smiled and said: "Wushuang, in the future, come here every night and listen to me talking about the practice of Alchemy. How about it?"
"Yes, please give me directions," Qin Wushuang said humbly. Suddenly, he remembered Tong Yan, "I have a question, and I don’t know if I can ask you."
"Tell me," Shakyamuni Li Huo said happily.
"I would like to know why have you chose my hometown friend, Tong Yan? And why did you assign him to sweep the floor?"
Shakyamuni Li Huo smiled bitterly: "For that kid, I saw he is a clever and quick-witted person. And he had the talent for Alchemy. At least, his talent is much better than the Herbalist students I have now. Initially, I intended for him to be a Herbalist student. However, I needed to test his all around skills when picking such students. Assigning him to sweep the floor was to test his mind and his endurance."
Just as he had thought. Qin Wushuang nodded: "I understand."
Shakyamuni Li Huo waved his hand: "It’s okay. In the future, let him listen along with you when you come to study. Since I saw that you two have a deep relationship, I will help you with it."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "You are easy to talk to."
Shakyamuni Li Huo rubbed his nose embarrassedly because he did not know what to say from Qin Wushuang’s comment. In the Stargaze Palace, he was known as a difficult person and almost the most unreasonable one. Usually, when there was not much going on, no one was willing to interact with him.
Today, hearing Qin Wushuang complimenting him as "Easy to talk", of course he felt awkward.
After a few words of exchange, Qin Wushuang asked to take his leave. The Shakyamuni kept reminding him: "Don’t forget our promise."
"Of course not." Qin Wushuang walked away with a smile.
When he arrived at the entrance of the Li Huo Palace, he saw Tong Yan pacing back and forth on the corridor with an anxious expression. His eyes lit up when he saw Qin Wushuang walking out.
"What’s wrong, Brother Tong?" Qin Wushuang could not help but feel curious.
Tong Yan waved his hand and led Qin Wushuang to a remote corner. He said with a solemn expression: "Brother Qin, I just heard the news, and I don’t know if I should tell you."
"What news?" Qin Wushuang asked questioningly. He knew that Tong Yan’s family excelled in collecting intelligence. He could not help to feel curious seeing his reaction.
"I just received the confidential news from the family. They were saying that recently, the Bai Yue and the Great Wu had an intense exchange. Because of this martial arts student exam, both sides had raised the spitting war to actual violence. Now, since the Great Wu is also an Upper Subordinate country, and had many of its students selected, they are extremely arrogant. Vividly, their temperament is suppressing our Bai Yue. From our estimation, most likely, huge conflicts may break out between the two countries!"
This piece of news was shocking. After a moment of silence, Qin Wushuang said: "What is the attitude of the mother country, the Great Luo Empire?"
This was important. If the Great Luo Empire held a forceful attitude and disallowed too much conflict between the Subordinate countries, then the Great Wu must obey them regardless of how much a ruckus they were going to cause.
Tong Yan smiled bitterly: "Regarding the war between the lower Subordinate Countries, the mother country had always held a silent attitude. They Are in fact, happy to see these countries fighting each other. It would exercise their combat skills."
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang shook his head. This was the difference between this world and his former one. The rules of this world was extremely cruel. They emphasized on the survival of the fittest and the jungle rule.
Qin Wushuang was not surprised by this fact. If the Great Luo Empire had truly intended to interfere, Bai Yue and the Great Wu would not have been in this stalemate for many years and be involved in conflicts constantly.
Once the two countries started a war, the situation would become extremely complicated.
The Great Wu Country was located on the north side of the Bai Yue Country and was connected to the Great Surge Royal territory. For the Heavenly Royal Territory ruled by the Qin, it were originally lands of the Redwood Royal Territory and reside on the south side of the Great Surge.
If war broke out between the two countries, the place in which the Qin resided at would not be involved first hand. Only, judging from the current situation of the Great Wu, they would surely direct the troops down the south once they had broken through the Great Surge Royal Territory. At that time, calamity would befall the Qin even if they did not want to get tangled.
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang asked: "What is the situation like, precisely?"
"Now, the Great Wu is forming good relationships with the original Upper Subordinate countries. I heard that one of them had already formed an alliance with the Great Wu and are prepared to deal with the Bai Yue together! Now, the martial saints from each country are already fighting openly and maneuvering covertly. Although they had not done it to the extreme, it is not far from breaking all ties."
When Tong Yan talked about national matters, he had his own viewpoints. Although he would not get affected directly if war broke out between the two countries, his family would for sure be impacted.
In this world, since the day when each person was born, they held a strong sense of attachment to their homes. Within a Country, they would be extremely loyal to their family and would die for it.
Within the country, they would support their territories very much.
At a national level, they would have a sense of strong belonging and honor to their country. If their country did not exist, of course their home would cease to exist.
"Brother Tong, don’t spread such thing. Of course, the matter of the Bai Yue will be solved by its people," Qin Wushuang reminded him.
"Of course." Tong Yan understood it well and knew he should have no one to talk about this matter. At the level of the Stargaze Palace, they would not get entangled with these little matters between the Subordinate Countries.
When they walked out from the dark corner, Tong Yan had a load of worry on his mind. On the other hand, Qin Wushuang was thinking to himself. He was considering whether he should go back. There was a month until the Laba Rice Porridge Festival, he would have the time to go back.
When he thought here, he made the decision and said to Tong Yan: "Brother Tong, I’ve decided to go back to Bai Yue country and see what the Martial Saint has to say."
Tong Yan already knew that Qin Wushuang had entered the Upper Sky. He was brimming with joy when he heard his words. With an elite warrior at the Upper Sky, the situation at the Bai Yue country would be somewhat stabilized.
After all, the strategic meaning from two Upper Sky to one Upper sky was completely different.
Just when the two was walking out from the Li Huo Palace, a person suddenly ran towards them. Despite his short figure, he appeared to possess a smart looking face. He walked quickly towards them and greeted Tong Yan: "Brother Tong."
"Brother Wan!" Tong Yan immediately called out.
That guy glanced at Qin Wushuang and felt that he looked extremely familiar. After a short glance, he said with an astonished face: "Isn’t…this the exam victor, Qin Wushuang?"
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly: "I am afraid that is me."
That person laughed happily: "Then it’s all good!"
Tong Yan was stunned: "Why is it good? How come you had the time to see me?"
This person was Wan Jinpeng and one of the six chosen martial arts students from the Bai Yue Country. He came from the Purple Flame Royal Territory. Same as Xi Men Xing, he was also an offspring of a Feudal Lord Family.
Wan Jinpeng sighed: "Brother Tong, you are having such relaxed time here. This time, all of the chosen students were assigned as Initial students and we entered the mountain to train. Unexpectedly, those martial arts students from the Great Wu had deliberately caused trouble. They provoked us many times. Taking pride in their numbers, they were extremely arrogant. This time, they had injured Xi Men Xing and let out words saying that they would like to solve the grudge between the two countries at the Stargaze Palace. If you are a coward, go cry to the upper officials. Or else, solve it with the methods of a martial artists."
Tong Yan’s face changed to an extremely ugly color. He cursed in a muffled voice: "Darn that Great Wu. Indeed, they are too arrogant. It seems that these martial arts students have received some form of instruction to collaborate in provoking us. Isn’t it all because they have twice the numbers than we do?"
Wan Jinpeng could not help but look at Qin Wushuang. He had also heard that Qin Wushuang was selected by one of the Palace Masters. However, no one had verified this rumor. Thus, Wan Jinpeng was on the edge of believing it.
Now, of course he was euphoric when he saw Qin Wushuang.
The fact of how Qin Wushuang entered the Upper Sky, killed Li Wuji and forced Old Man Ji Yin to step back were confidential news. At the time of the battle, the Martial Saint had strongly warned them to never spread these news. Besides those audience at the scene and the Royal family, the rest of the aristocrats did not know the inside stories. Not to mention the Great Wu and other Subordinate Countries for they would have learned this fact.
If those martial arts students learned Qin Wushuang’s true strength and how he study under the Second Palace Master, they would never have written the war challenge regardless of how courageous they may be.
Qin Wushuang asked with a slightly cold expression: "Xi Men Xing was hurt?"
"Yes." Wan Jinpeng answered carefully, "He received a serious injury. Apparently, the martial arts students from the Great Wu had deliberately provoked us. With Xi Men Xing’s personality, even he got provoked to make a move. It seems it was not an ordinary provocation!"
Indeed, Xi Men Xing’s personality were much flexible than his older brother, Xi Men Qian. He knew how to judge the situation and would go forward or retreat accordingly. Since he could not have tolerate them, those people from the Great Wu had intended to instill vicious provocation.
Injuring Xi Men Xing should have only been a starting point!