Strategies Offered by Wushuang
By Qin Wushuang’s estimation, if one was at the Initial Stage of the Spiritual Martial Force, they would need approximately a half day to travel six hundred miles. Thus, the competition between Initial Stage warriors would still depend on their efficiency in killing the spiritual beasts.
Qin Wushuang already had some initial thoughts. Yet, he did not reveal it. Since they were at the scene of the competition, he did not want to say too much to prevent the ears on the walls from hearing.
The Stargaze disciples were set to depart last. When those two sects had finished the competition, it would take at least ten days to fifteen days.
During this time, they could make some essential preparation.
To Qin Wushuang’s expectation, until dusk, the first participant of the Dragon and Tiger sect did not return. Of course, it was still early from the twenty-four-hour deadline.
Tan Zhongchi walked over and said to the disciples: "It’s getting late, you can go back to the inn and come to take a look each day. You are not required to attend since it’s not your time."
Zhuo Buqun also nodded to motion Tan Zhongchi to take them back.
These disciples was also unwilling to waste time here. They immediately followed Tan Zhongchi back to the inn.
When they returned to the inn, Tan Zhongchi summoned the eight participating disciples.
"The first task is the relay competition; you already understand the content. For this one, although the content and the rules are extremely fair, it’s still possible to play some tricks. Of course, per the rules, those spiritual treasure boots or spiritual treasure talismans that can increase one’s speed is forbidden. Thus, these six hundred miles will have you demonstrate your skills. However, all of you must understand that the six hundred miles is not the core component of the test, the crucial part is killing that spiritual beast. Regarding how to track it, how to catch it and how to kill it, there are places to take advantages."
"Teacher, how do we seek these advantages?" Zhou Fu was the first one to ask.
Zhuo Buqun said with a smile: "The first advantage would be how to track that combat spiritual beast. The Dragon and Tiger Sect is very good at nurturing spiritual beasts and tracking and hunting. Thus, their disciples must have a lot of contract beasts that could help them to track and kill that beast. Of course, Wei Yi and Wushuang, it would not matter with you since your stage is already higher than that Initial Stage combat spiritual beast. It would not take you guys much time to kill the beast within the fifty mile zone. Thus, your goals are to not only get the basic ten points, but also to get the additional ten points by coming back in twelve hours."
Both Wei Yi and Qin Wushuang nodded to show that it would not be a problem. By their judgment, the difficulty would not be too much to finish all of it within twelve hours. Thus, they would get the additional reward points for sure.
"For you six, it’s not possible to come back within twelve hours. What you need to do is finish everything within twenty-four hours and aim for the shortest time possible. Although you will only get the ten basic points by completing it, the shorter your time, the better the overall grade. Doesn’t the final victor also have twenty reward points? Of course, we must go for it." Tan Zhongchi instructed.
The other six all bowed in acknowledgement of the instructions. They knew that they must travel with all their energy within twelve hours. It would not be a problem to travel six hundred miles. However, it would take some time to kill a combat spiritual beast. And if they wasted even a little bit of time, it would be difficult to make it back in twelve hours.
Tan Zhongchi said: "Now, the important part is how to kill that combat spiritual beast. Although each person will be facing a human nurtured spiritual
beast that would not pose too much of threat, it can still harm you. You can all share your ideas."
"Teacher, I think it would be good if we have some method to find out the hiding place of that spiritual combat beast. It would help to save time. It would not be a big problem for us six to deal with one Initial Stage combat beast. I am just afraid it would waste time if it hides." Zhou Fu spoke first.
Zhao Muzhi also nodded: "What Senior Sister mentioned is a problem. There is another problem, what if this spiritual combat beast is a good runner and does not interact with humans. It would be tough to deal with him if he runs around and hide. Thus, this first attack must hit him. Or else, it would create many unforeseen troubles."
When Zhao Muzhi mentioned this problem, he was not afraid of it. It was because he had the other specialized attack—Hidden Sleeve Nails. This technique excelled in long distance attack. It would serve as a surprise attack to deal with an Initial Stage combat spiritual beast.
Zhou Fu smiled: "I am not worried about Junior Brother Zhao’s question. My Red Silk Scarf will not allow it to escape."
Deng Bohu also said: "I also have a way to hit it in one shot."
However, Miao Zhongxia said: "Although I cannot promise to hit the target in one blow, I do have a profound knowledge regarding traps and mechanisms. Thus, I am confident that I could kill it as long as I can catch it."
The remaining two people were Lu Shaonan and Huang Chaoyang of the line of the Head Palace Master.
Lu Shaonan said with a smile: "I am good at shooting arrows. I may not be able to beat a Middle Stage warrior. However, I can take down an Initial Stage one."
Only Huang Chaoyang did not have a special skill like the others. He thought deeply and could not think of anything.
Suddenly Zhao Muzhi smiled: "Junior Brother Huang, I have something here that I can give to you to use. It can work, more or less."
He handed over a little bottle with a smile. Then, he whispered into Huang Chaoyang’s ear and with a trace of a strange smile.
After Huang Chaoyang had listened to his words, he laughed: "Thank you for the gift, Senior Brother Zhao."
Zhou Fu could not help but ask curiously when she saw these two acting strangely: "Junior Brother Zhao, what is this strange thing that you are keeping hidden."
Zhao Muzhi laughed: "It’s a lowly knockout potion. When I was training in the mountain, I discovered some strange flower and I almost got knocked out by the scent of that flower. Thus, I gathered some pollen but have never used it. This time, I am giving everything I have to Junior Brother Huang."
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Zhao Muzhi, could it be that you are so lucky that you encountered the "Spiritual Fantasy Flower"? Does that flower has a full blue body, its petals like velvet, and the entire body of the flower looks like an open fish mouth?"
"Second Uncle, how do you know?" Zhao Muzhi was shocked.
"Indeed, it’s the Spiritual Fantasy Flower. Zhao Muzhi, you are so lucky that you did not get knocked out by the smell. This thing does not appear often in the Virtuous Cloud Mountain Range. It’s rare to find it in a few dozen of years, and you saw it. Usually, this flower only blooms one small cluster. However, with just one cluster, if you could use it well, it would not be a problem to knock out hundreds of Spiritual Martial Force warriors. Of course, it would not work well against Advanced Stage warriors."
When Zhao Muzhi heard Tan Zhongchi’s words, he was overjoyed: "Senior Uncle, does this mean, if I meet some enemies whom I cannot beat, I could throw some to gain victory?"
"It depends on how you are using it! When you throw it, although the enemy might get knocked down, however, if you move too close, you would also get affected. Besides, in a battle between elite warriors, how could they let you can take out the bottle and throw it? Even if you have the chance, would your enemy not react when you suddenly took out the bottle? Thus, for this thing, it might not be best to use it in real combat."
Zhao Muzhi nodded with frustration: "Indeed that’s the case. When I was fighting with Devil Boy, I wanted to use it several times, but I never got the chance."
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang said: "Senior Brother Zhao, if you must use this thing, I think it would be best to hide it within your weapon. Did you restore your Magistrate Brush? If you could hide it in the mechanism, when you activate it, the pollen would get thrown out and catch the other party unprepared."
As soon as he said these words, the others stared at Qin Wushuang with strange looks. Tan Zhongchi smiled bitterly.
Zhou Fu even said with exaggeration: "Junior Brother Wushuang, I always thought you are an honest man. I didn’t expect that you have so many evil ideas!"
Although the other disciples did not agree, their faces wore a smile. Apparently, each of them thought Zhou Fu’s words were reasonable.
Zhao Muzhi laughed: "Junior Brother Qin, indeed, your words have woken up the person in the dream. Excellent, I will investigate it. If my specialized skill could get put to use, you are my guide."
Tan Zhongchi said seriously: "Zhao Muzhi, it would not matter if you could succeed in the research. But I must warn you, you are not allowed to use it at this Friendly Competition. Or else, it would be against the rules. In the human countries, it’s not an honorable thing to use such drugs."
Zhao Muzhi said: "Of course. I will only use it to protect myself in critical moments."
Qin Wushuang could not help but laugh. In the ancient martial arts world in his former life, many merchants and lesser martial artists used it. At most, it would be small tricks.
However, in this world, it was considered an "evil idea".
Tan Zhongchi spoke again: "Since you all have the methods to deal with that spiritual beast, the only problem left is how to track and hunt the beast. If you are lucky and meet it as soon as you see it, it would be good. However, it’s not possible to have such luck. After all, combat spiritual beast still have much finer senses."
Wei Yi nodded: "Yes, you are right. Indeed, regarding how to track its location, it’s the number one problem."
All others also nodded in agreement.
However, Qin Wushuang smiled: "Regarding how to locate him, I do have some methods. Only, I would need all Junior Brothers to spend some time."
Zhou Fu said with a smile: "It’s true that you have so many ideas. Tell us quickly what you know."
Tan Zhongchi also looked at Qin Wushuang with expectation and waited for him to speak.
Qin Wushuang said with a smile: "Senior Sister, this is not an evil idea, but a righteous method. Do you guys still remember that when they were rewarding the Core disciples from the competition, I didn’t ask for rewards, but I asked for a spiritual beast?"
"Yes, yes, what about it? Junior Brother Qin, just spill it." Zhou Fu urged him.
"Yes, I asked for a spiritual beast to grasp some core concepts on how to train beasts and their language. After a long period of trial and error, I finally grasped some core concepts. If you could remember a few beast words I am teaching you, you will surely lure that beast out!"
There was a trace of confidence in Qin Wushuang’s tone. Naturally, he would not disclose the secrets of the . However, it would not matter to teach them a few simple words. This way, it would be much easier to lure that combat beast out!
As soon as he spoke the words, Tan Zhongchi was overjoyed: "Wushuang, I didn’t expect that you have so many talents. You even researched the language of the beasts?"