The competition had started on July 7th, it finally closed its curtains after close to four month of competition. The Stargaze Palace had seized total victory. They bid goodbye at the mountain gate of the Archaic Mysteries sect and left the imperial capital under the jealous gazes of the entire nation. Indeed, they were returning home from a rewarding journey.
With one’s heart set on speeding home, Qin Wushuang said to Zhuo Buqun and Tan Zhongchi: "I have some worries on my mind. I would like to return home quickly, please let me go."
Stunned, Tan Zhongchi immediately remembered that when he was paying a visit to the Qin family, Wushuang’s sister, Qin Xiu was already pregnant. Now, she must have given birth. He laughed: "I had forgotten that Wushuang is going to be an Uncle. Go ahead."
The Head Palace Master also laughed when he heard his words: "It’s a good thing, the Qin manor is a place that derives glory from an illustrious son. If they could give birth to an exceptional person like Wushuang, it would be the Great Luo’s fortune."
All the other disciples went up to congratulate him. After Qin Wushuang had thanked them, he quickly left.
After Qin Wushuang had left the team, the group walked for three or five days in a neither fast nor slow speed. While they were travelling, Zhuo Buqun, the Head Palace Master seemed to have grasped some profoundness amongst the nature. He said to Tan Zhongchi and Tian Zhixing: "Second, after leaving the Heavenly Lake Empire, I can feel something from the nature and I seemed to have caught some inspirations. This is a lucky sign. You and Fifth take care of the team and I will train in isolation at the Stargaze Palace. It will take three months to one year."
Tan Zhongchi said with shock: "It’s natural to feel some inspiration through nature, perhaps you have touched the sensor? Are you facing a breakthrough?"
Zhuo Buqun said with a solemn tone: "I only hope that it would be good luck this time and not wasting unnecessary energy."
Instantly, he instructed: "Keep this information confidential and no one is allowed to expose it. I will go first. When you return to the Stargaze Palace, follow all instructions from the Second Palace Master. During my isolation, Second Palace Master can decide everything in the Stargaze."
When the others heard that the Head Palace Master had felt the signs from the sky and might be nearing a breakthrough, they were all overjoyed and nodded in agreement.
On the other hand, Qin Wushuang had left the main force and left the Heavenly Lake Empire in less than a day. When he passed through the Great Luo borders and stepped onto his own homeland, Qin Wushuang felt somewhat gratified.
Just as he was walking, suddenly, two riders came from the front. From afar, those two appeared like two running balls of fire. This mountain road was not wide, yet these two riders did not seem to restrain their speed and was moving at full speed.
Although they were rushing forward, Qin Wushuang still recognized these two’s clothing from afar. Dressed in a body of red clothing, these two seemed like surging flames. And while they were urging the horse to go faster, they appeared like flying flames and made one feel that they were not easy to get connected to.
When Qin Wushuang had entered the Great Luo, he was unwilling to cause trouble. Instantly, he yielded the way on the mountain road and planned to let them go first.
Only, the other party would not let him even if he did. When they arrived close to Qin Wushuang, these two riders seemed to have come to a mutual understanding. They pulled the reins and stopped the horse under high speed. With this temperament and riding skills, they had showed decent skills.
"Kid, where are you from, acting so creepy, state your name." One of the rider lifted his horsewhip and waved it in the air twice.
Qin Wushuang stared at these two with a pair of cold eyes. Naturally, he knew that these two were the law enforcement group from the Red Dragon Empire. From their expression, they should have failed in pursuing Senior Brother Shang Ye. Or else, they would not have gotten this frustrated.
Immediately, he said lightly: "I am a disciple to the Stargaze Palace in the Great Luo Empire. I’ve just returned from the Friendly Competition. Who are you two that dares to act boldly in my Empire?"
These two were the representatives that were chasing Shang Ye. From that law enforcement group sent by the Red Dragon Empire, only six or seven people were left. These two were only one of the groups. They were also in a set up with one Middle Stage and one Initial Stage.
Naturally, Qin Wushuang did not fear these two. He showed courtesy as he did not want to cause trouble for the Great Luo Empire. Or else, with his personality, how could he have showed such submissive attitude when facing such arrogance.
In this world, after having experienced so much things, Qin Wushuang also learned the principle of being "flexible." He knew that the things in this world could not be solved by bravery and hot-headedness. It also could not be solved by one’s power alone.
Thus, when dealing with similar problems, compared to before, Qin Wushuang was less hot-tempered and much calmer.
Those two sized Qin Wushuang up from head to toe and said with a mocking tone: "A disciple of the Stargaze? You are not a fake?"
Qin Wushuang only smiled and did not speak a word. However, he had slowly initiated his Upper Sky Spiritual Qi. Like a warm water slowly boiling in a pot, it spread out. Suddenly, it boiled up and forced the momentum to rise to the top.
Since those two came from the Red Dragon Empire, they were used to being superior in places outside the empire. Initially, they looked down on Qin Wushuang wanted to use the chance to interrogate him. However, as soon as Qin Wushuang had initiated his Spiritual Qi, it forced their horses to go soft and almost fall down.
The horses became restless as they were affected by Qin Wushuang’s Upper Sky Qi. Those two had to use much control to stabilize the situation.
That Middle Stage warrior said with a cold smile :"What, are you intimidating us?"
Qin Wushuang said lightly: "You two said that I am a fake and I just wanted to prove it to you guys. The water will move even if the mountain does not. Goodbye."
After he had finished his words, his body flashed as he stepped a dozen times on the mountain wall and started to rush forward after going around these two.
That Middle Stage warrior shouted: "Hold on!"
Of course, Qin Wushuang would not stop. While he was running forward, he saw that four riders came over from the road ahead. Among these four riders, besides three Nine Palace Faction disciples that dressed in red, there was one other person.
From the distance, Qin Wushuang felt a wave of immense power that attempted to suppress him. This momentum felt like a massive raging river where one tide after another came to hit him. It made Qin Wushuang feel as if he was trapped deeply in a swamp. And as this powerful force kept approaching, Qin Wushuang struggled to keep moving forward with each step.
"Such powerful pressure!" Inwardly, Qin Wushuang felt cold and stopped himself. If he were to charge head on while facing such powerful Spiritual pressure, he would not come to a good result like a moth flying to the fire.
Those two from earlier were overjoyed when they saw their friends had caught up: "Senior Brother He, stop him."
The three disciples of the Nine Palace Faction at the front acknowledged that they had got it.
Qin Wushuang knew that this strong pressure did not come from the disciples of the Nine Palace Faction. It should have come from that middle-aged man dressed in green robe. This person showed an expressionless face and rode a horse as if he was walking slowly. However, in between one leap, he was much faster than those three disciples.
"Who is he?" Qin Wushuang quickly thought of many possibilities.
Without question, this person was at the Advanced Stage! Qin Wushuang had only felt such irresistible pressure from the five Palace Masters of the Stargaze and those leaders from the Dragon and Archaic sect. Indeed, by showing off the same strong pressure, this person was showing his powerful strength!
When that green-robed man approached to him, he did not speak nor did he make a move. He only approached slowly and forced Qin Wushuang to step backwards helplessly.
With one moving forward and one stepping back, in a moment, Qin Wushuang had retreated before those two from earlier.
Earlier, those two still held a grudge when Qin Wushuang had went around them. That Middle Stage guy threw his horse whip and went to strike the head of Qin Wushuang.
Qin Wushuang retreated instantly with his body. He initiated the and evaded this whip. At the same time, he took out the snake-shaped soft whip and wrapped it around the head of that Initial Stage warriors. Instantly, he dragged him down. Then, his body sprung up and went behind them.
That green-robed man did not expect that Qin Wushuang had such sophisticated body movements. In an instant, he had went around the most elite warrior and took one of the disciples from the Nine Palace Faction.
Instantly, a dark haze covered the brows of the green-robed man as he approached with his horse.
Qin Wushuang shouted coldly: "Don’t come any closer!"
That green-robed man laughed: "Kid, do you know who are you making demands to?"
Qin Wushuang said angrily: "I don’t care who you are. You guys only tried to cause trouble when I only tried to pass by. I only want to live and I don’t care who you are."
That Middle Stage warrior who had lashed his whip earlier said to that green-robed man: "Head Zhu, kill him!"
Although the green-robed man was powerful, he seemed to be respectful to these disciples of the Nine Palace Faction. After he had heard his words, he said: "It’s easy to kill him, yet I am afraid it might bring disaster to your friends."
The other three riders also caught up. When that leader "Senior Brother He" saw this situation, he said: "Hold on, Head Zhu."
That Senior Brother He walked to the front row and said: "Who are you that frightened my fellow disciples?"
Qin Wushuang smiled coldly: "Did I frighten your disciples, or did your friends harass me? You also have a pair of eyes, you should have seen it clearly."
That Middle Stage warrior who had lashed out his whip said: "Senior Brother He, this person claimed to be the disciple of the Stargaze and had just returned from the Friendly Competition at the Heavenly Lake Empire."
When that green-robed man heard these words, his brow twitched: "Disciple of the Stargaze?"
This green-robed man was not a nobody, but one of the Heads that the Archaic had sent to assist the Nine Palace Faction to catch Shang Ye. He ranked third and was named Zhu Dazhong.
At the moment, of course he had received secret information from his colleagues and learned the results of the Friendly Competition. He was feeling annoyed to the Stargaze and could not help but to develop evil thoughts when he heard the mention of the Stargaze.
He asked lightly: "Disciple of the Stargaze? Since you have finished the Friendly Competition, why are you walking alone? Where are the others?"
Qin Wushuang shook his head and said: "Stop with the rubbish, please make way for me. After I have passed this area, I will let your friend go. Don’t talk anything else."
Zhu Dazhong laughed madly: "You are bold! There are very a few people that would dare to talk to me like this. Today, I will take you down and return, I will teach Zhuo Buqun the crime for not teaching you properly."
He also did not speak about killing Qin Wushuang for his evil intentions. He wanted Qin Wushuang to refrain from shooting at the rat for fear of breaking the vases by killing the person in his hand. As long as he did not dare to kill that person, he would do whatever he wanted when he had captured him!