Tan Zhongchi felt as if he was in a dream. At this moment, even an elite warrior like him was filled with indescribable emotions.
Wonderful, it was just wonderful.
Nothing was better than the scene before his eyes. His most beloved disciple and the one he had cast most of his hopes on was not dead! He had appeared before him alive and well.
"Wushuang, are you sure that my eyes are not blurry and I am not meeting with you in a dream?" Indeed, Tan Zhongchi was overjoyed at the turn of events.
"Teacher, it’s absolutely true. It’s me, Wushuang."
Of course, the reunion of the teacher and disciple brought great joy. Tan Zhongchi gave a sigh: "No wonder when I entered the Qin mansion, I felt a type of familiarity and felt that you were still living. Initially, I thought it was an illusion. Yet, it is true."
"Teacher, you are most powerful and have unusual perception." Qin Wushuang sighed, "I am lucky to be alive. It felt like a dream after I got transported back to the Great Cang Mountains behind the Eastwood Town by that transportation circle. Thus, I thought of the idea to probe everyone’s reaction. Only, I did not expect that you had come here on your own. I am most terrified."
Tan Zhongchi only wanted Qin Wushuang to be alive and did not care about anything else. Hearing Qin Wushuang’s words, he also laughed: "Nice test, after this, it will become apparent who is loyal and who is the enemy. Don’t show your face yet. I will help you on this matter. Currently, there is still half a year left until the friendly competition between the three Empires. If you don’t want to return to the Stargaze Palace, I can just pass this information secretly to the Head Palace Master."
When he said here, Tan Zhongchi laughed clearly and brightly. Instantly, the evil vital energy accumulated in his heart had also dissipated substantially.
"Teacher, it was the people of the Heavenly Lake Empire behind the incident inside the Green Jade Mountain. When I entered that cave, there were four Middle Stage Spiritual Martial Force warriors. I heard them all address each other as Elders. One of them was called Elder Lü, the other two was called Elder Du, and Elder Zhang… I estimate that they should be people of the Archaic Mysteries Sect, right?"
"No need to guess!" Tan Zhongchi waved his hand, "They are indeed people of the Archaic Mysteries Sect!"
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "However Wushuang, those guys most likely did not have much time to feel proud when they kicked you into the abyss and died together with the Green Jade Mountain. Ha ha. After so much scheming, the Archaic Mysteries Sect lost five Elders. This time, the Stargaze Palace only gained a profit! Ha ha ha."
Inwardly, Tan Zhongchi was feeling incredibly gleeful whenever he thought about how the Archaic Mysteries Sect had suffered a great loss. He thought that when they meet again during the Three Empire friendly competition, he must make a point to goad the leader of the Archaic Mysteries Sect.
As he said those words, suddenly, Tan Zhongchi laughed with a strange expression: "Wushuang, some evil guests have arrived at your door. Should we kill them to make an example? Or just intimidate them?"
After all, Tan Zhongchi was an Advanced staged warrior. His perception skill was much stronger than Qin Wushuang’s, who was at the Middle Stage. Although the enemies was still a few miles away, they could not escape from his perception.
A steely light flashed across Qin Wushuang’s eyes: "Teacher, who are the guests?"
"A group of them are some Honored Warriors from the Great Wu. The other one is concealing himself well and has suppressed his Upper Sky Qi. He should be the Martial Saint from the West Chu."
Qin Wushuang’s enemies were mainly focused in three directions. They were in the West Chu, the Great Wu and Old Devil Ji Yin.
Currently, the Old Devil Ji Yin was under surveillance and unable to make any moves.
As for others, inside the Bai Yue Country, Qin Wushuang only had one enemy powerhouse which was the Redwood Royal family. However, they were all killed.
Thus, after much calculating, the enemies would only come from the West Chu and the Great Wu.
As for the Ba Shu and the Great Jin countries, they had no reason to form a grudge with Qin Wushuang. After all, Qin Wushuang had gave them a lot of leeway when they had met and shown them mercy. Especially Sun Wumei from the Ba Shu Country who not only did not hate Qin Wushuang, but had an indescribable admiration of Qin Wushuang.
With Qin Wushuang’s initial intention, he would treat the enemies without mercy like the autumn wind sweeping the falling leaves. However, with his teacher at the scene, he did not dare to act on his own initiative. Thus, he said: "Please instruct me."
He had spoken these words as a way of throwing the hard decision onto Tan Zhongchi. Tan Zhongchi laughed and mused to himself: "Naturally, I would not allow anyone to bully my disciples. Initially, I would not leave anyone of them alive. However, since I am in a very good mood, I thought that even if I killed all of them, it would be difficult to prevent their offspring and friends from seeking revenge. Anyways, I will just resolve these grudges for you to spare you from all subsequent troubles. How about it?"
Qin Wushuang said: "Everything will go as teacher had instructed. If they are willing to stop, I will stop. If they remain stubborn, I will not show any mercy."
"Yes, today, I will solve this for you. Unless my name is no longer useful. Or else, for this resentment, they would be smart people if they were to stop. If not, I will surely make them regret it for their entire lives!"
Who was Tan Zhongchi? He was the Second Palace Master of the Stargaze Palace and the number two figure in the Great Luo Empire. He was one person below and stood above billions of people.
In fact, he was showing a great deal of courtesy to offer to negotiate. It was his kind actions after he had learned that his most beloved disciple did not die. Or else, he would have instantly made a move.
Once Tan Zhongchi had made a move, regardless of the West Chu or the Great Wu, most likely, they would be consigned to eternal damnation. No one would be able to save them.
"Wushuang, wait here. I am going out."
A trace of a smile emerged on the corner of Tan Zhongchi’s mouth. Then, in a flash, he had disappeared in the sky and was gone like the wind. Qin Lianshan who was standing on the side was dumbstruck when he saw this scene. He was unable to utter a word for a while.
"Wushuang, your teacher has such tyrannical strength." Qin Lianshan sighed.
"Teacher is an Advanced elite warrior. There are only five elite people like him in the entire Great Luo Empire. And my teacher’s power is only slightly weaker than the Head Palace Master." From Qin Wushuang’s tone, it was filled with expectation and fascination.
"Advanced staged warrior…" Qin Lianshan’s eyes was also filled with extreme fascination.
Suddenly, a trace of a strange light flashed in Qin Lianshan’s eyes as he said in a low voice, "Wushuang, there is one thing I did not tell you. Per the rules, I could only tell you after I am dead. To prevent other unexpected disasters, I had also written down this matter beforehand into a candle ball and gave it to Sixi to protect it. If something were to happen to me, he will give this to you. And today, I’ve decided to tell you!"
"Oh?" Qin Wushuang’s expression moved. From his father’s expression, this thing should not be simple. Immediately, he said, "Father, let’s go in and discuss all the details."
After the father and son had entered, Qin Lianshan started to spoke solemnly: "For this news, your grandfather told me it before he died. And it was also your great-grandfather that told him before he died. Through generations, only the head of the family had the qualification to know about it. However, for this information, regardless of myself, your grandfather or your great-grandfather, we are only responsible for passing it down. And all of us did not have the qualification to discover the content of this information. Do you know why?"
"Because this news is extremely shocking! Hundreds of years ago, us Qin was in the Wealthy Class. Initially, we had a prosperous population. However in one night, all the male went missing! Do you know where they had gone?"
"Where?" Qin Wushuang also heard about this news, but he had never sought after the reason. Hearing the words from his father, it seemed that there was a greater secret behind this matter.
"They had gone to a place that both of us cannot even imagine. At that time, only your great-grandfather had stayed, then your grandfather had inherited the family as the only son. Your grandfather had three sons. Besides myself, your two uncles all got killed when they participated in the Family Class as young teenagers. Because of this reason, our Qin family fell into dire straits. Those missing family members, from your great-grandfather’s information, they seemed to have gone to the birthplace of the Qin family, the Qin’s ancestral land. As for the location of that ancestral land, no one knows."
"The Qin’s birthplace? Since we don’t know where, how could we go?"
Qin Lianshan sighed: "They were taken by a mysterious elite warrior. The rumors said that in the Qin’s ancestral land, a crisis that had not appear in a thousand years had occured. They needed all branches to provide people."
"They didn’t have to be so reckless. How pure could the bloodlines be by taking people from the Bai Yue Country?"
"Because of this reason, we can imagine the dire danger the ancestral land was facing."
Qin Wushuang sighed: "Father, this is all history. We need to look forward."
However, Qin Lianshan shook his head stubbornly: "No, the secret information that had been passed down is not about how our ancestors went missing, but about the ancestral land. The legends said that when our first ancestor arrived here, he had once set instructions. He had set up tricks in our ancestral house to hide the map and the proof of the ancestral land. And also the reason behind why the first generation of ancestors decided to establish themselves here."
"Oh? Then, historically, how come no one went to disarm the traps to acquire the map and proof? After so many generations, I suppose that the longer the family has stood, the less we have a sense of belonging to the ancestral land, right?"
"To disarm the traps?" Qin Lianshan smiled bitterly, "Besides the first generation ancestor, in the later ones, no one had achieved the qualifications."
"We need to be qualified?"
"Yes, the core secret ancestral instructions said that only those who had achieved the Perfect Stage of the Spiritual Martial Force is eligible to open the mechanisms. Then, they would have the qualification to pursue further studies at the ancestral land!"
Perfect Stage of the Spiritual Martial Force?
Qin Wushuang was stunned. What would it mean to have the Perfect Stage? If one had trained to that extent, why would they need to go to the Qin’s ancestral land?
"Wushuang, the ancestor’s instructions was like this, and I don’t think they would have set it without a cause. For sure, there are some mystery hiding inside here. Earlier, I had no idea about the Perfect Stage. If you did not enter the Upper Sky, I could only pass down this secret information further down the generations."
Qin Wushuang sighed: "I’ve always felt curious about why the first-generation ancestors had come here? If the ancestral land is such a wonderful place, why did they come here to settle?"
"For this reason, I am afraid we will only know after we open the traps." Qin Lianshan sighed.
Qin Wushuang nodded: "Father, if I can reach the Perfect Stage, I will open the traps for sure. As for going to the ancestral lands, I cannot promise that. Right now, I only see the foot of the Great Cang Mountains as my homeland."
Qin Lianshan also understood his son’s intention. In fact, how could he not feel the same?
"Wushuang, I am only responsible for informing you of the instructions from our ancestors. I will not interfere with your plans. When the Eastwood Qin encountered a crisis, the Qin’s ancestral family did not send help. When they meet with a crisis, we don’t need to extend our help either."
The father and son reached a mutual understanding as they nodded.