At this time, suddenly, Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Wushuang should be here, I am going to take a look."
"I’m going too." Zhou Fu said.
As the others also became restless, Zhuo Buqun immediately said: "It’s enough people for those two to go, the rest just wait here."
Zhuo Buqun worried that too many people rushing out would create a bad influence. The others could only stop when they heard Zhuo Buqun’s words. Inwardly, they were extremely curious, was this Junior Brother Wushuang truly alive?
On the other hand, Qin Wushuang had left a secret code at the inn. Just he was just about to sit down after he had gone back to the room, suddenly, he raised his brows in joy: "Teacher?"
He immediately went to the door and as he opened it, indeed, he saw Tan Zhongchi standing outside. His face was full of smiles, to the extent that there was some doting.
"Wushuang, I trust you have been well since we last met."
Qin Wushuang smiled: "I am great, I wonder how the other disciples are. How is Senior Brother Zhao Muzhui?"
"Let’s go, everyone is waiting to see you."
It had been half a year, Qin Wushuang looked forward to seeing these disciples. Under the leadership of Tan Zhongchi, they walked towards the east side.
"Junior Brother Wushuang, since you did not die, why didn’t you tell me? You made me cry so many times for you." Zhou Fu pretended to complain.
"Ha ha, Fu’Er, you should not complain. It was my decision." Tan Zhongchi laughed.
Zhou Fu twitched her mouth: "Teacher, you are truly biased."
Tan Zhongchi said seriously: "I have always been fair, how could I be biased?"
In the midst of their conversation, they arrived at the east side. Zhuo Buqun was already waiting by the door with everyone. When they saw Qin Wushuang walking over with an energetic expression, all of their eyes lit up and they came forward.
"Junior Brother Qin!" Wei Yi was the first one that walked up and he hit his hands to congratulate with Qin Wushuang. These two bumped their shoulder and Wei Yi said in a low voice, "At that Green Jade Mountain, I am extremely sorry for failing as Senior Brother."
Zhao Muzhi also walked over to hit his palm with Qin Wushuang: "Junior Brother Qin, thank you for saving me twice. I don’t know what words to say, but as the Senior Brother, I am impressed by you!"
Besides Wei Yi, no one among the younger generation could make Zhao Muzhi feel impressed. Now, Qin Wushuang’s name was going to go on this list.
When Zhuo Buqun and Tan Zhongchi saw this harmonious and joyous scene of the disciples made whole again, they both felt satisfied as they nodded inwardly.
"Second, this is the hope for the Stargaze Palace. We can see the hope with these young people." Zhuo Buqun felt grateful.
Tan Zhongchi shared the same deep feeling: "After this matter, I believe that these young people would have a much better mutual understanding, and less conflicts. This Friendly Competition between the Three Eastern Empires has always be a good event to form cohesiveness. This time, it will not be an exception."
When they went into the room, Zhou Fu started to ask first: "Junior Brother Wushuang, at that Green Jade Mountain, just how many people were attacking you? We were all extremely anxious and wanted to save you."
"Yes, Senior Brother Wei Yi risked his life to stop us. Or else, all of us would have become funerary objects." Huang Chaoyang, Third Disciple to the Head Palace Master sighed.
Qin Wushuang said with a smile: "It’s lucky that you guys did not go, I only know later that Green Jade Mountain was obliterated. At that time, there were four Middle Stage warriors that surrounded me. They were all elite warriors from the Archaic Mysteries Sect. There was also a group of Initial Stage, and in the rank of Core disciples. Although they were not the best bunch, they were not weak."
rs?" The others were all secretly shocked.
"Yes, four of them attack me to the extent that I could not fight back. They hit me down to the giant nature pit in the cave. I didn’t know that to me, it was a way to live. To them, it was death."
Zhou Fu said angrily: "The Archaic Mysteries Sect is truly shameless! It’s their fault their Elders died! This time at the Hundred Battles Mountain, I heard Junior Brother Zhao Muzhi say that they hosted an arena stage and wrote two shameless slogans? Junior Brother Wushuang, are you that one that lured away that Devil Boy?"
Zhao Muzhi also looked at Qin Wushuang attentively. Qin Wushuang nodded with a smile: "It was me. Only, with too many eyes and ears at the scene, plus the urgency of the situation, I had no time to meet with Senior Brother Zhao."
Zhao Muzhi sighed: "So it was you. At that time, I had a strange feeling. Now, it seems that I was not hallucinating."
However, Tan Zhongchi asked: "Wushuang, that Devil Boy…"
Qin Wushuang sighed: "That guy is powerful. If he wasn’t so simple-minded, I most likely would not have been able to do anything to him. Fortunately, he is too naïve and fell for my trap and got killed by me in secret."
Although everyone had guessed earlier, they were all incredibly joyous when they heard Qin Wushuang confirm it.
"Great!" Zhao Muzhi was the first one that called out, "If this Devil Boy did not die, he would be a major threat to the Stargaze Palace. Now, with him being dead, let’s see what trump cards are left for the Archaic Mysteries Sect!"
"Indeed, the Archaic Mysteries Sect could hold their ground. Even I did not predict this Devil Boy. If this Devil Boy had been sprung on us as a surprise, he would have been a great deal of trouble." Zhuo Buqun said in a low voice, "Wushuang, for this matter, nicely done. Is there any possibility of trouble coming afterwards?"
Qin Wushuang shook his head: "I did it in secret and did not leave any traces of evidence. Unless someone knew it was me wearing that mask, or else, there won’t be any trouble."
Tan Zhongchi said: "Then, there is no need to worry. It’s only Core disciple here and they’re one hundred percent reliable. No outsiders would know."
However, Qin Wushuang sighed and told them about Li Buyi slowly. He had especially described Li Buyi’s ghost-like temperament and jokingly temperament with great detail.
After he had finished, even Zhuo Buqun showed a serious expression: "Li Buyi? Such figure exists?"
Tan Zhongchi could not help but ask: "Have you heard about him?"
Zhuo Buqun shook his head: "I’ve never heard about him. In the human world, there were less than ten people at the Perfect Stage. In the list, there is no Li Buyi."
"Could it be a fake name?" Tian Zhixing, the Fifth Palace Master asked in a low voice.
Zhuo Buqun became silent for a moment and opened his mouth to speak: "This person could see through Wushuang’s mask and learn everyone’s birthday by looking at their palm lines. Indeed, he is not a liar. Most likely, he is an extremely able person that enjoys freedom."
"An outsider?" Tan Zhongchi was confused, "I believe that he is an able person. However, don’t all the current elite warriors hold a high position, how could they waste their life by enjoying a carefree lifestyle?"
The more powerful you were, the more you would isolate yourself in training. Human lives are limited, yet the martial arts training was endless. Everyone wanted to use their limited life to fight for an immortal Dao, and who doesn’t want to get immortality?
Thus, true elite warriors would not enjoy a carefree lifestyle and would waste all their life in training. Apparently, the immortality and the eternal body was too big of an attraction to martial artists.
Zhuo Buqun was straightforward as he said: "Everyone, there is no need to make useless assumptions. For sure, this Li Buyi has his reason for his actions. We don’t need to be afraid of him not being an elite warrior. If he is, he certainly holds no evil intention toward Wushuang. We don’t need to worry about him exposing Wushuang’s secret."
His words made good sense. If he was a carefree warrior, he would not be bored enough to incite a quarrel and cause a big scandal.
Zhuo Buqun said again: "To take a step back, even if he is not an elite warrior and just a liar, what about it? To take another step back, what about it if the Archaic Mysteries Sect knew that Wushuang had killed Devil Boy? Since Devil Boy had set up the arena privately and intended to murder Zhao Muzhi, it showed that the Archaic Mysteries Sect had evil intentions. Could we only allow them to plot against us, and not us against them? Regardless of killing, for this matter, the Stargaze is not afraid to take responsibility since we did it."
Being the Head Palace Master, he was gentle and soft-spoken and he would rarely reveal his true colors. However, it did not mean that he did not have the bearing of a Head Palace Master. On the contrary, Zhuo Buqun would dare to do anything and was a leader that could take on everything. Or else, how could he lead the elite warriors at the Stargaze Palace with just a gentle personality alone?
How could he make the other four Palace Masters follow him and assist him without complaints?
Tan Zhongchi also nodded when he heard the words from the Head Palace Master: "It is not the first time when the Archaic Mysteries Sect fought with the Stargaze Palace. Wushuang, nicely done! This thing should have been done like this! How could we only allow them to do whatever they want and not allow us to fight back? Especially this Archaic Mysteries Sect that suck up to the Red Dragon Empire. Their flattery expression had clearly shown their evil intentions."
Each of the Core disciples joined in unity to face the same adversary when they remembered the grudge between the Heavenly Lake and the Great Luo Empire. All of them nodded.
Qin Wushuang felt extremely touched when he saw everyone was trying to look out for him. While in the same sect, how could such sect not become prosperous when everyone bore the same shame, joy and honor and worked together under a strong leader?
Suddenly, Zhuo Buqun frowned: "Everyone, go back to rest, we seem to have a guest."
Tan Zhongchi also nodded after he sensed a bit: "It’s not a friendly guest. Head Palace Master, do you want to go, or should I?"
"I will go, both you and Fifth stay here to defend and guard the door, without any careless action. Wei Yi and Wushuang, come with me to see the world."
Up to this point, Qin Wushuang did not mind showing his face. The Friendly Competition was about to begin. Regardless of schemes or plots, it would no longer form any evil intentions as everything had become translucent.
Qin Wushuang and Wei Yi walked out and nodded as they followed the Head Palace Master out.
Naturally, the other disciples had no objection when they saw Zhuo Buqun’s arrangement. These two were Middle Stage warriors and had core difference compared to them. Now, with them being the two shining stars at the Stargaze Palace, the others were content to the bottom of their hearts.
When they walked to the main hall of the inn, it was bustling with activity outside the door. A large group of martial artists had surrounded the entire Pine Crane inn. Each of these martial artists were all Upper Sky warriors. There appeared to be hundreds of them as each of them appeared proud and unfriendly.
The leader had an especially terrifying appearance. Under the dusk, he seemed to be thirty percent human and seventy percent ghost. He wore a full white robe and his mummy-like body had almost no meat. Even covered by the white robe, one could see his bare bones.
His face was clung to his skull as if a skeleton was hanging on the neck. The only exception was his pupils that emitted a cold green light that made people feel as if he seemed human.
"Zhuo Buqun!" This person spoke with an eerie tone, as anger filled his voice, "Hand over the murderer that killed my disciple!"