Qin Wushuang estimated that he had spent about a week in the cave. Right now, the news should not have yet reached the Qin family.
After multiple searches, Qin Wushuang had finally solved all three mechanisms. For each three mechanisms, each one had the soul of the stone infused into the mechanisms. If it wasn’t the case, Qin Wushuang would have no idea of how to open it.
Each of the three mechanisms were works of a professional that combined perfectly with the geographical region. One could not even see any entrance just by looking from the outside.
From the inside of the cave to the outside, each mechanism had a classification of the difficulty level that went from easy to difficult. Qin Wushuang clearly knew that the difficulty level would only increase with each one.
The most difficult mechanism was passing through the crack in between the cave wall. After the mechanism had closed, the cave wall also closed together and one could not see any flaws.
Qin Wushuang was deeply impressed as such level of skill would not be present in a warrior in the Spiritual Force. Now, he was getting more and more curious about what kind of powerful person the original owner of the cave was?
However, he knew that in the Second Loop of the Seven Deadly Formation of Arrays, he would not receive any answers. He could only wait.
After passing through three mechanisms, Qin Wushuang floated through that underground river. The road alongside it was extremely remote and dark. It had eighteen turns and after some time, he finally made his way out from a narrow exit.
Qin Wushuang extended his head out from a lush forest and realized that he was already at the foot of the mountain. He was joyous to see that this place was only a river apart from the Qin mansion. As the water flowed down, it would go around the back door of the Qin manor.
"If the mansion is to expand, we could include this area. This way, this area could be turned into a hunting backyard. Then, we could dig an underground tunnel from the centre of the mansion. Thus, with this escape path, the Qin family would have more security." As Qin Wushuang made his plans, he felt incredibly joyous inwardly.
Since his clothes had become tattered, it was not appropriate for Qin Wushuang to take the main road. Thus, he used a concealing technique and walked towards the Qin manor step by step. He concealed himself from the others. With his current strength, it was too easy to evade other people from the Eastwood Town.
Soon, he made his way into the mansion.
The current Qin manor was still in a joyous atmosphere after celebrating the New Year. He estimated that when he had left from the Stargaze Palace, it was the third day of the New Year. Combined with travelling time and the battle at the Green Jade Mountain, plus the seven days he had spent in the cave, today should be the 15th of the Lunar year. No wonder the entire mansion was decorated with lanterns and decorations that was filled with an air of extreme happiness.
When Qin Wushuang saw this scene, he felt extremely content. It seemed that the news had not yet reached the mansion.
The current mansion was expanding all around. The entire Eastwood Town was planned with the core area being the mansion. The building of the Heavenly Royal city was also in progress.
Qin Wushuang went into the mansion in secret and arrived directly before his father’s room.
Currently, Qin Lianshan was training.
Like a gust of wind, Qin Wushuang opened the door unnoticed by anyone.
Qin Lianshan only felt a flash before his eyes as a person appeared: "Wushuang?"
"Shush! Father, quietly!" Qin Wushuang made a hand gesture to motion his father to not speak too loudly.
Qin Lianshan did not expect that his son had returned at this time. Since the last time he had left the mansion, only two months had passed. And his son had returned again.
"Father…" Qin Wushuang suppressed his voice and said, "Don’t talk, please listen to me."
Instantly, Qin Wushuang explained all the details. He carefully explained the matter in the Ba Shu Country and the Green Jade Mountain in extreme detail.
Qin Lianshan also heard the rumors from the outside world about how the Green Jade Mountain in the Ba Shu Country had become a flat land in single a night. However, as for what had happened at the Green Jade Mountain exactly, the outsiders had no information except for the Core disciples from the Stargaze Palace who had survived. And now, the news had just reached the Zhen Wu Holy Place in the Bai Yue Country. Tong Yao had only departed for a day and two. She still hadn’t arrived yet.
Thus, currently, as Qin Wushuang had expected, Qin Lianshan did not know about his "death". Thus, the entire Qin mansion was in a celebratory mood.
After hearing Qin Wushuang’s words, Qin Lianshan had a face full of disbelief: "Wushuang, this means, to the outside world, you are dead?"
"That’s right." Qin Wushuang wore a trace of a playful smile, "I will use this chance to probe and see the reactions of different parties."
Although Qin Lianshan felt fortunate, he spoke with a serious tone: "Wushuang, you are currently a disciple of the Stargaze Palace, it’s proper proper for you to have your responsibility and bearing. However, I still want to tell you that you must be much more careful in the future. Remember, you are not only the disciple of the Stargaze Palace, you are also an offspring to the Qin and our only heir. You are my son, and brother to Xiu’Er…"
Qin Wushuang felt extremely ashamed and nodded to agree.
"Father, in the future, I will not do this again. This time, it will be a memorable lesson. By using this opportunity, I would like to see the reaction from the different parties."
"Yes, if that’s the case, you should stay hidden in the mansion. However, you must see Xiu’Er and Ming’Er first to not let them worry."
"Naturally, I came down from the mountains early since I was worried that my sister would become broken-hearted. Father, the cave I had discovered at the Great Cang Mountains is narrow from the outside and wide inside. It can include tens of thousands of people while not feeling crowded. Tonight, I will create a map and plan. For this matter, you and Brother-in-law must oversee everything yourselves. Only our trusted aides will be allowed work on this task. We cannot use anyone that presents the slightest of doubts."
Qin Lianshan was also overjoyed as he nodded: "Of course. Wushuang, is that cave really that big?"
"When that entrance is connected to the mansion, I will take you to experience it. To enter the cave, we must pass through three mechanisms. At that time, I will tell you how to activate the mechanisms and how to recite the spells. If one does not know about those three mechanisms beforehand, no one would be able to discover any openings."
Hearing Qin Wushuang’s words, Qin Lianshan had become extremely interested and he looked forward to it.
After paying a visit to his father, Qin Wushuang went to pay a visit to his sister. Qin Xiu was incredibly smart and immediately understood Qin Wushuang’s intention. Naturally, she would comply with his plan.
"Wushuang, I heard from your brother-in-law that you hold the highest position among the young disciples. Do you know that you are an idol to the entire Bai Yue Country. Even the Purple-robed Martial Saint does not have as much popularity as you."
This was not outside Qin Wushuang’s expectation. The entire Tian Xuan Land functioned like this. People had a strange fanatical admiration towards the strong ones.
On the other hand, Tan Zhongchi had searched for days in the Green Jade Mountain and found nothing. Inwardly, he was feeling extremely bitter and sighed: "Wushuang, Wushuang, it’s all my fault. If I had not pull you into my sect, perhaps you would not have experienced these unfortunate events. Now, you have disappeared without even leaving us a corpse. I feel deeply ashamed."
Tan Zhongchi gazed upon the ruins and knew that it was impossible to find Qin Wushuang’s body.
Zhuo Buqun and the other three Palace Masters had already gone back with their disciples after mourning for three days. For now, they could not figure out anything on the Green Jade Mountain matter.
Only Tan Zhongchi’s disciples still waited for a miracle at the Green Jade Mountain. However, they did not get it in the end.
Tan Zhongchi gave a long sigh: "Fu’Er, tomorrow, let’s go back to the Stargaze Palace. For this matter, I will seek retribution on the Archaic Mysteries Sect."
Zhou Fu said with a somewhat husky voice: "Teacher, I want to see Junior Brother Wushuang’s hometown. We will pass through the Bai Yue Country anyways on our return to the Stargaze Palace. We should go see it. I remember that when Junior Brother Wushuang was rising, he also made some enemies. Now that the news of how Junior Brother Wushuang’s death has gone out, I am worried that some scoundrels will want to profit from his misfortune and seek revenge on his family."
Tan Zhongchi raised his brows and said in a low voice: "You are right, Fu’Er! Qin Wushuang had died for the Great Luo. We should not allow his family to get bullied."
He nodded: "Let’s go, it will only increase our worries when we go back to the Stargaze Palace. Let’s go to the Bai Yue. Let’s see what kind of rich land Qin Wushuang was born in."
Although Qin Wushuang had only entered the sect for half a year, Tan Zhongchi’s love of him reached the depths of his heart. Currently, he was also feeling as if a knife was cutting his heart into pieces. Thus, he wanted to bring some relief to it.
The four of them left this sad place after taking one long final look at the Green Jade Mountain.
Of course, Sun Wumei, the Martial Saint of Ba Shu Country was the most terrified. Fortunately, although the Stargaze Palace held supreme authority high above other people, they did not have any bad habits of taking out their anger on others. Thus, they did not blame Sun Wumei too much.
Even Tan Zhongchi knew that this matter had nothing to do with the Ba Shu Country. Sun Wumei’s limited ability could not become blamed for the current events.
The teacher and the three disciples left the Ba Shu Country quickly. They passed the West Chu and entered the north-west border of the Bai Yue Country. They had passed the entire Purple Flame Territory, went around the Blue Moon and arrived at the Heavenly Royal Territory.
The current Heavenly Royal Territory had taken over the original Redwood Territory. Thus, they had all the qualifications to be on par with the other three Royal families.
Tan Zhongchi and the three disciples kept a low profile along the way and in a day, they had arrived at the River County. Right now, it was the night of the day that Qin Wushuang had returned to the Manor.
Tan Zhongchi and his three disciples checked in at the River County Inn and planned to go to the Heavenly Royal mansion on the second day.
After they had checked in, all of them went back to their rooms. Just as Tan Zhongchi was about to enter meditation, suddenly, his ears twitched and his eyes opened sharply like hawk’s eyes. He moved his eyeballs and felt that a slight and vivid murderous intent from this inn.
Although this murderous intent had been suppressed to an extremely subtle extent, it did, after all, come from a Pre-Sky Realm warrior. Before Tan Zhongchi, the most powerful warrior, it could not escape his five senses.
"Why is there such rich murderous intent in this little River County?"