Qin Wushuang fixed his gaze on it and saw a foldable bow like the autumn water. When this bow was folded, it did not appear outstanding from its appearance.
However, when Shang Ye opened the bow completely, Qin Wushuang could not help but draw a sharp breath as he said: "Nice bow!"
"My teacher got this bow coincidentally. Even the people of the Nine Palace did not know he had such a bow. He passed it on to me, however this bow is not my style. Thus, I have always been using the other Celestial bow from my teacher to fight enemies. The Piercing Cloud bow I use compared to this Gracious Spiritual Bow is lesser. Since we have become sworn brothers, I would like to give this Gracious Spiritual Bow to you as a present!"
Stunned, Qin Wushuang would not take it. He knew that this bow was extraordinary by its appearance. However, Shang Ye’s situation was much more dire than his, how could he take away his treasure? Besides, it was something left by his teacher. One would remember their loved ones by looking at the object. Thus, the more reason he could not accept it.
However, when Shang Ye saw Qin Wushuang acting this way, he put on a stern face: "Brother, could you possibly think that my object will dirty your hand?"
Qin Wushuang said immediately: "Big Brother Shang, I would never think such a thing, this is something left to you by your late teacher, how could I take it from you? Besides, you are in dire straits and you need a god-like weapon to protect yourself."
Shang Ye shook his head: "This Gracious Spiritual Bow does not match my temperament. When I use it, the result is not as favorable compared to when I used the Piercing Cloud Bow. You see, I killed those people by using the Piercing Cloud bow. If I used the Gracious bow, it would not work. My teacher had left me many treasures and it would not matter if I were to give you this one. Most importantly, while my teacher was still alive, he had always hoped for someone destined to use this bow. My teacher also said to me jokingly that I am not suitable for this bow. Thus, giving this to you is also a way of helping my teacher fulfill his wish. You are only eighteen and have such talent. In the future, if you are able to achieve the Void Stage, the Gracious Spiritual bow would also become famous, wouldn’t it also be helping my teacher to fulfill his wish?"
Since he had said it this way, Qin Wushuang could not resist and accepted it.
"Such gifts, I am terrified."
Shang Ye sighed: "I would only feel reassured if you take it. Just in case one day, I get captured by those bastards from the Nine Palace and die, wouldn’t it benefit them to get this bow? It’s better for you to have it than those bastards."
On the contrary, Qin Wushuang said: "You must be careful along the way. After you manage to avoid their scouts, the Nine Palace will never find you among the crowd. However, there is one point, before you achieved the most outstanding stage, you should not provoke them again."
Shang Ye nodded: "Yes, after experiencing this deadly chase, I have such determination. Where there is life, there is hope. Right now, with my lack of strength, I would be asking for a beating to fight them. It’s good that they only sent Middle Stage warriors to lead the law enforcement teams. If they had sent an Advanced Stage warrior, most likely I would not have even made it here or met you. In fact, it’s all fated. This is the sign that the gods do not want me to die. Since the gods loves me so much, I must treasure my life!"
"Indeed." Qin Wushuang nodded.
After Shang Ye had listened for a while on the wall of the karst cave, he turned around and spoke: "Those two groups of people should be close. They must have searched this area for a while and decided that we were long gone. Brother, farewell. The Tian Xuan Land is as vast as the open sea, as long as I don’t die, we will meet again. Ha ha, isn’t it just travelling around the world? This is what I am pursuing. I should travel tens of thousands of miles to comprehend the immortality concept!"
Shang Ye was extremely open and honest without the slightest trace of falsehood.
Initially, Qin Wushuang wanted to persuade Shang Ye to join the Stargaze Palace. However, he thought that with his personality, he would never entrust his life to seek protection. Secondly, Qin Wushuang was not a higher up in the Stargaze Palace. He would not dare to make the decision and had to give up this idea.
However, Qin Wushuang did not leave immediately, he said: "There’s no rush to go now. It’s not too late for me to go when your injuries are completely healed."
After some thinking, Shang Ye did not refuse: "Ok, with this chance, I can talk to you more about how to use this bow with your spiritual Qi. Regarding the use of all bows, my teacher is the most knowledgeable. Even I didn’t know much secrets were beneath the use of bows."
That night, the two talked for an entire night inside the karst cave. Fortunately, the Nine Reversal Pill worked amazingly. After a day and a night, all of Shang Ye’s internal injuries was completely healed as he returned to being energetic like a tiger.
Early next morning, the two parted ways after they had investigated the enemy’s situation and made sure it was safe enough. Indeed, Shang Ye was fully equipped with good equipment. When Qin Wushuang watched him leave, he disappeared like a wave of wind in the canyon.
After standing for a moment, Qin Wushuang had finally regained his senses. He passed through the Sky Breaker Canyon and headed west towards the imperial capital of the Heavenly Lake Empire.
Along the way, Qin Wushuang only traversed remote paths and kept a low profile. In less than day, he finished travelling through the exterior boundary and arrived within the area governed by the imperial capital.
After he had entered area governed by the imperial capital, Qin Wushuang slowed down. He estimated that his colleagues from the Stargaze Palace had not arrived yet.
He had arrived at least half a month early. Thus, it was fifteen days until July 1st. He decided to understand this Heavenly Lake Empire, the sworn enemy of the Great Luo.
While he was walking, horses continued to speed past the roads, the riders on their backs whistled and seemed rushed. Initially, Qin Wushuang did not mind. However, numerous horseriders kept passing by him as if there was some major event in front of them.
However, Qin Wushuang was not curious as he only continued forward in a neither fast nor slow pace. Since he was within the Heavenly Lake Empire, he did not want to cause too much trouble. After all, he was the National Scholar of the Great Luo. Within the land of his enemies, some unexpected trouble would find him if he got involved.
"Hurry, hurry, if we are late, we cannot make it this time!"
"Yes, such rare opportunity. The representative of the Archaic Mysteries Sect has come out to gather all the warriors. It would be a waste if we did not go to this event."
Along the way, Qin Wushuang kept hearing such words. Among the words, words such as "Hundred Battles Mountain", "Hidden Dragon Ground" kept emerging…
Qin Wushuang intentionally remembered the name of the locations. He walked to the street and asked a random waiter. He learned that this "Hundred Battles Mountain" was a famous mountain in the Heavenly Lake Empire. It was located about two hundred miles to the south from here. Recently, many warriors had gone to that "Hundred Battles Mountain" to participate in some gathering.
"Mister, I only know this. If you want to know more, you have to ask someone else." After that waiter finished giving him the information, he turned around to greet other customers.
While Qin Wushuang was thinking, suddenly, a forthright voice emerged from outside the bar: "Boss, hurry, kill a chicken for me, a plate of beef and a hot bucket of drink. After I finish eating, I still need to go to that Hidden Dragon Ground in the Hundred Battles Mountain. Don’t hinder me from getting that National Scholar Command Plate!"
"Alright, please sit, I will be there quickly." The boss dragged his tone and greeted him.
National Scholar Command plate of the Heavenly Lake?
Qin Wushuang raised his eyebrow slightly, what is the Heavenly Lake Empire doing? Among these martial artists, only a few of them were Upper Sky. With a bunch of Pre-Sky Realm warriors fighting for it, could they truly be giving out National Scholar Command Plates? Qin Wushuang refused to believe it. It was the same for him when he had gotten the National Scholar Command plate of the Great Luo. For such object, even an Upper Sky warrior may not get it. The Stargaze Palace had many Upper Sky disciples. However, most likely only the exceptional ones among the Core got the command plate.
"It seemed that this so-called gathering is a lure. If the National Scholar Command Plate of the Heavenly Lake was not worth so much, it would not be called by this name." Inwardly, Qin Wushuang sneered coldly and stopped paying attention to it. The road to the south was the path towards the imperial capital. He was going to pass that place regardless. He would take a look and decide whether it was true or not.
After he had finished his meal, Qin Wushuang left. That Hundred Battles Mountain was two hundred miles away from here. To Qin Wushuang, if he were to use his full power, it would not take too long to get there. However, he was not in a rush to get there. Naturally, he brought a strong horse and rode it at a leisurely speed.
When he arrived at the Hundred Battles Mountain, people continued streaming in from all directions. All of them had one clear goal and that was to go to that Hundred Battles Mountain.
Qin Wushuang climbed down from the horse and started walking. In a moment, he saw groups of people gathering at an open high ground. Beneath the foot of the Hundred Battles Mountain, there were more than a thousand of people bustling with activity.
From afar, Qin Wushuang saw two long scrolls over there and words were written on both of them.
Punch the shrimp soldiers and crab generals from the Tiger and Dragon sect, kick the evil monsters from the Stargaze Palace.
The horizontal scroll was—To proclaim themselves at the top of the three empires.
Qin Wushuang could not help but laugh. These words were extremely shallow. However, it had stimulated the hot blood of these martial artists from the Heavenly Lake Empire and made their blood boil up.
Qin Wushuang was rather curious. He wanted to know whether the Archaic Mysteries Sect had allowed it or if it was some nonsense made by these martial artists. Regardless, with these scrolls, it had downgraded their reputation.
Qin Wushuang glanced and saw a few Upper Sky martial artists among them. Only, these so-called Upper Sky were too ordinary and not enough to be the core ones.
Just when he was about to leave, suddenly, one of the Upper Sky said: "Everyone, this gathering at the Hidden Dragon Ground is to gather elite warriors from all around. As the name says, the Hidden Dragon means wanting you guys, the concealed talents, to come out. This time, a criminal escaped to our Empire. This criminal escaped from the Red Dragon Empire. Currently, the Red Dragon wants us to help them and gather up elite warriors to catch this vicious criminal with our everyone’s power. If anyone succeeds, regardless of what methods, you would be given the National Scholar Command Plate and enjoy all its benefits!"
Qin Wushuang could not help to stop when he heard the words. Truly, this gathering was targeting Big Brother Shang Ye! When the law enforcement team from the Red Dragon Empire saw their friends kept getting killed, they knew that they could not handle the situation and asked the Heavenly Lake Empire for help!
When he thought here, Qin Wushuang felt worried. If the elite warriors from the Archaic Mysteries Sect had gone out, Senior Brother Shang Ye would be put into a difficult situation.
However, from his estimation, Senior Brother Shang Ye should have left the Heavenly Lake Empire. Even if the Red Dragon asked the Archaic Mysteries Sect for help, they would need several days to complete the processing. With these few days, it was enough to escape!
Although he had thought it this way, he could not help but feel worried. Thus, he planned to stay and gather some information.