This battle had increased the fighting spirit of the army in the Bai Yue. Regardless of the Hidden Tiger Camp or the third Green Dragon Pass, they had increased their confidence in the future war.
The backup army from the Great Surge Territory had arrived afterwards. The Great Surge King led these fifty thousand soldiers and arrived at the pass. When he heard the Hidden Tiger Camp had been successfully defended, the Great Surge King was also brimming with joy and asked to meet with Qin Wushuang.
Qin Wushuang had his worry. When he saw the backup army had arrived, he said to the Great Surge King: "Great Surge King, the Martial Saint has not fully healed. I am extremely worried about his fight with Qi Shengnan. Since the King is going to oversee this place, the camp should be well defended. I would like to take a look at the Reincarnation Mountain and see if I can help the Martial Saint."
The Great Surge King knew what the Martial Saint meant to the Bai Yue. He did not refuse and nodded: "Please rest assured, Marquis Wushuang. With me here, unless the army of the Great Wu were to step over my corpse, they will not step pass this Hidden Tiger Camp!"
Qin Wushuang nodded: "Since the Great Wu just lost, their fighting spirit should not have recovered. I think they will not organize an effective invasion. I will only be gone for a night at most, it will not affect the war."
After he had finished speaking, he cupped his hands and left the Hidden Tiger Camp. He headed toward the direction of the Reincarnation Mountain.
This Reincarnation Mountain was the highest mountain on the border of the Northeast Great Surge Royal Territory. It continued for thousands of miles, a vast land with sheer cliffs. This time, it would also be a very difficult thing for Qin Wushuang to find a person. After all, it would be like picking a needle from the ocean when trying to find two people within the thousands of miles.
However, since this was an Upper Sky battle, there would always be remnants of the Upper Sky presence. As long as the presence did not disappear completely, Qin Wushuang could use the trace and chase after.
Moving at a fast speed, Qin Wushuang arrived at the foot of the Reincarnation Mountain after an hour. Now, it was close to dusk and darkness was descending. It only increased the difficulty to find a person.
Qin Wushuang care sensed the area and discovered the presence.
Fortunately, the two Upper Sky presence from Qiu Lingde and Qi Shengnan had not completely disappeared. Qin Wushuang walked to the foot of the Reincarnation Mountain and could already grasp some trace of the presence.
This had save him with a lot of worry. He traced it along the away and followed the trail of this presence closely. Until the end, he did not lose this evidence.
After walking for more than an hour, Qin Wushuang finally saw an open valley in front of him. In this area, it was open and most suitable for a major battle.
When one had reached the Upper Sky Realm, although his night vision was not as good as watching things in the daylight, it would not affect his sight. Qin Wushuang raised his head and saw giant holes filled the surroundings of this valley. There were also paths of deep trenches created by human power.
All the surrounding vegetation and trees had been destroyed. Many giant trees, big enough to not let one wrap their arms around, leaned unsteadily from left to right. Apparently, they were also caught within the impact of the battle.
As Qin Wushuang observed carefully, he found that waves of Upper Sky Qi remnants had not completely disappeared. Many places were rich with the Qi. Apparently, both sides had used all of their power for this battle and did not leave anything behind. From the look of the remnants of this disaster, the battle had been a bitter one.
Under one of the giant trees, Qin Wushuang found a trace of blood. The bloodstain had become dry and at least half of day had passed.
Qin Wushuang frowned and thought: "In the end, who won this battle?"
He walked around and found surprisingly that their Upper Sky Qi presence had stopped here. The Qi did not spread to other places.
In other words, this was the final battlefield.
Most likely, Senior Brother Qiu and that Qi Shengnan should have determined the victor here.
However, who won and who lost? Who died and who lived? Where did the living go? For the one that died, where did the corpse go?
All traces of evidence stopped here completely.
"It seemed that for sure, one side must have won. And it’s highly possible that when the victor left, he did not use the Upper Sky presence. Thus, the Upper Sky Qi stopped here and did not leave any clue."
Qin Wushuang frowned even more. He had a bad feeling. This foreboding feeling made him extremely uneasy and restless.
"If Senior Brother Qiu had won, he would have returned to the Hidden Tiger Camp. And I should have been able to feel his presence along the way…"
When he thought here, Qin Wushuang felt even more restless.
He searched thoroughly and still could not find any more evidence. Qin Wushuang stood up helplessly and traces of murderous intent flashed in his eyes. He looked at the border to the north of the Great Wu.
"If something were to happen to Senior Brother Qiu…" Feeling the pain, Qin Wushuang made a vow, "I would not give up until I’ve killed all elite warriors from the Great Wu!"
Again, he took out that short letter. Under the moonlight, those words seemed to have spoken the endless thoughts of Qiu Lingde.
Suddenly, pain struck Qin Wushuang’s chest. It was an intuitive feeling being an Upper Sky. He realized that perhaps, something did happen to Senior Brother Qiu. And most likely, Qi Shengnan had already killed him!
Perhaps, before heading off to battle, Senior Brother Qiu had such determination. Or else, how could he leave these words?
From these two sentences, it carried the endless expectation of Senior Brother Qiu to him.
He remembered that ever since he stepped onto the path of the martial arts, the support from the Zhen Wu Holy Place had ensure his path was smooth and free of obstacles during his growth.
Starting from the martial arts student exam at the River County, the representatives from the Zhen Wu Holy Place had cared for him. And during the family class, when the Xi Men Feudal Lords had threatened him, they also stood up to speak for the Qin.
Later, at the martial arts student exam, when he had gotten into a conflict with the Emperor’s uncle, the Purple Robed Great Honored Warrior had helped him to understand the Dao of Upper Sky all the way to when he had departed from the Martial Saint Mountain, they had cared for him very much.
Even after he had become an Upper Sky, when Li Wuji and Old Man Ji Yin had threatened him, Senior Brother Qiu had never taken a step back…
All of these scenes were vivid in his mind. However, vaguely, they seemed to have gotten separated by a few reincarnations.
"Senior Brother Qiu…" Penetrating pain ached within Qin Wushuang. It was not a pain to the body, but a shock to the depth of his soul in which he could not help but feel sorrowful.
When he thought here, Qin Wushuang became much calmer. He re-organized his emotions and left the Reincarnation Mountain.
Senior Brother Qiu had already seen through everything before departing as he was prepared to die for his country. Then, as the junior, the only thing he could do was to inherit his legacy and fulfill his unfinished wishes. He could not stay sorrowful at all times.
Of course, he must seek revenge.
Qin Wushuang had never been as angry as he was at this moment nor his desire to kill as deep as it was now.
It was daybreak when he returned to the Hidden Tiger Camp. Instantly, the entire temperament of Qin Wushuang had become cold. He found the Great Surge King directly.
When the Great Surge King saw Qin Wushuang’s expression, he felt moved inwardly: "Marquis Wushuang, the Martial Saint?"
Appearing expressionless, Qin Wushuang waved his hand: "The situation is currently unclear. Great Surge King, are you interested in taking back the Flying Cloud Camp?"
The Flying Cloud Camp was the first camp of the Great Surge Territory. It was taken over by the Great Wu on November 9th.
Hearing this question from Qin Wushuang, the Great Surge King said thoughtfully: "To recover the lost territory and restore our land is something we should do. How could we not want that?"
"Ok, if that’s the case, gather your fifty thousand soldiers and follow me. By today’s dusk, if we cannot take back the Flying Cloud Camp, then it would be on me!"
From Qin Wushuang’s eyes, rich murderous intent flashed.
Even to someone like the Great Surge King, he could not help but tremble inwardly. Feeling intimidated by Qin Wushuang’s momentum, he said immediately: "With Marquis Wushuang stepping out, it will be akin to taking an object out of your bag to regain control of the Flying Cloud Camp. I will prepare now. How about we leave at 7 AM?"
"Ok, I will go ahead. You guys follow!"
After he had finished, he walked outside in large strides.
His goal was clear—the Flying Cloud Camp.
It was only the first step to getting back the lost land. Inwardly, many emotions tumbled around in Qin Wushuang. These emotions roiled as if he needed a drain to vent all of it.
Qin Wushuang had deeply resented the three words of ‘the Great Wu.’
Inside the Flying Cloud Camp, the main force of the Great Wu had gathered together. The other armies were planning to take different routes to attack the Hidden Tiger and the Green Dragon Camp again.
The failure from yesterday had left the main general of the Great Wu extremely dissatisfied.
Fortunately, Qi Shengnan, the Martial Saint had brought back good news. He had easily killed Qiu Lingde, Martial Saint of the Bai Yue!
When Qi Shengnan returned with victory, he thought that breaking the Bai Yue would be like breaking rotten bamboos to be rid of any obstacles. Unexpectedly, he had learned of an outrageous news from those deserters—Another Upper Sky had emerged in the Bai Yue!
And it was an extremely young Upper Sky user.
Instantly, this news had reduced much of the joy in Qi Shengnan. Of course, he still felt confident taking down a newly emerged Initial Stage Spiritual Martial Force User.
Thus, after a night of resting, he planned to challenge the Hidden Tiger Camp again.
At this time, the Marquis of the Great Wu sent back urgent news. The Great Surge King was leading fifty thousand elite soldiers to invade the Flying Cloud Camp. They appeared aggressive as if they were trying to take back the Flying Cloud.
After receiving the news, the main general of the Great Wu passed this information to Qi Shengnan.
Qi Shengnan sneered: "The Great Surge King is here? Good, we don’t need to make the trip. Let’s take the Great Surge King and his territory will collapse by itself!"
"You are the most wise, Martial Saint. This time when the Great Surge King arrives, we will make sure to destroy the path of his retreat!"
"Go, hang the head of Qiu Lingde in front of the Flying Cloud Camp! Hang the corpse besides it for three days!" Qi Shengnan was playing an extremely evil trick.
One could just imagine the devastation to the fighting spirit of the Bai Yue soldiers when he hung up the head of their symbol! Most likely, the fifty thousand soldiers would be scared to death when they saw the head of Qiu Lingde. How could they still have any fighting spirit remaining?
Hearing these words, the main general of the Great Wu was overjoyed. He put up his thumb and said flatteringly: "Such a wise move, Martial Saint. This move will be enough to make the sheep from the Bai Yue tremble with fear. We won’t even need to start a fight as they might collapse first. Ha ha ha."
"Hmph, we need to seize this chance to break through all three major fortresses and march through the Great Surge Territory to their imperial capital! I am waiting to take the head of Emperor He!"
"Yes!" Brimming with joy, that main general walked out. All the blood boiled in his mind as he just wanted to direct the army down south and trample the Bai Yue into a flat land!