The imperial capital of the Nine Raven Empire was bustling with excitement and activity.
Qin Wushuang walked through the main street and experienced the foreign culture.
In these few days, Qin Wushuang had been wandering around the imperial capital of the Nine Raven empire getting to know this empire.
From his initial understanding, it was not entirely impossible for foreign martial artist to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain. After all, the Dispersed Praying Mountain was only the in between area outside the Xuan Yuan Mound, and not the mound itself.
Despite this fact, to the foreign martial artists, there was still a great difficulty to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain. They would face a far higher difficulty than the martial artists from the Nine Raven and the Sky Travel Empires.
Like all other human countries, this Nine Raven Empire also had one powerhouse that served as the life force of the empire. The name of this powerhouse was called the Nine Raven Temple.
The Nine Raven Temple was located at the famous Nine Raven Abyss. This Nine Raven Abyss was boundless and extended about thirty thousand miles.
Qin Wushuang already learned these information by heart. Just as he was about to continue exploring, suddenly, he raised his head and saw a grand building before him.
"It’s here…" Qin Wushuang nodded silently, "The First branch of the Nine Raven Temple at the Imperial capital, and also the core place for the temple to receive all secular businesses. They are equivalent to a storefront."
Qin Wushuang stood at the door and watched for a moment. Then, a young Butler walked up and asked with elegance and courtesy: Sir, are you here for some business?"
"Yes." Qin Wushuang muttered to himself and followed that person.
Qin Wushuang did not feel it was strange when he saw that person acting with such elegance and courtesy. From the information he had gathered, among the three Upper Ranking empire, the Nine Raven Empire valued courtesy and manners the most. It was because their most powerful Nine Raven Temple was a powerhouse that carried some religious factor.
Per the influence from the Nine Raven Temple, the entire atmosphere of the Nine Raven Empire leaned toward virtuousness. Thus, because of this fact, the Nine Raven Empire held a high reputation among the human countries.
Of course, although they did value manners, it did not mean that the Nine Raven Temple did not care about reason, and being easy to talk to. In fact, almost all the powerhouses in the human countries were unwilling to offend the Nine Raven Temple.
Among all of the human powerhouses, the Nine Raven Temple could be said to be the most mysterious and the most powerful.
They also had Perfect Stage Warriors overseeing the temple. It was rumored that the number of Perfect Stage Warriors had exceeded the Nine Palace Faction and the Emperor Buddha Palace, the number one powerhouse of the Sky Travel Empire.
When he entered the main lobby, an elder was there to receive him.
"What business would you like to conduct with us today?"
Qin Wushuang said: "I would like to acquire permission to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain, what methods are there for me to enter the mountain quickly?"
"As soon as possible?" That elder laughed, "The Dispersed Mountain is not a playground. Young man, let me speak out of turn, that Dispersed Mountain is full of danger. If you are thinking of encountering some good luck and acquiring some fortuitous opportunity, it’s best for you to discard this thought now. The possibility of you having the good luck should be one in a thousand compared to meeting with bad luck."
"Senior, I want to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain not to encounter some luck, but to pursue the extremes of martial arts. In the Tian Xuan Land, almost all the Spiritual Taboo Places are controlled by various empires. Onl
y borderline places like the Dispersed Praying Mountain is open to someone like me, a freelance martial artist. I feel that it’s difficult to advance any further by training in the human countries. Thus, I want to take a chance at the Dispersed Praying Mountain. Regardless of good or bad luck, I’ve already put it behind me. If I had not lived through life and death, I would not have such a plan."
Hearing Qin Wushuang’s clear explanation, that elder did not stop him. He nodded and took a giant notebook. He turned a few pages and introduced: "Dispersed Praying Mountain is the exterior mountain ranging outside the Xuan Yuan Mound, a Spiritual Taboo Place. Let me ask you, are you a freelance martial artist of the Nine Raven Empire?"
"No." Qin Wushuang shook his head.
"Sky Travel Empire?"
"Yes, if you are not a freelance martial artist of these two Upper Ranking empire, you will face a much tougher condition to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain. There are many ways. In the end, you need to contribute, attain achievements, and virtue." That elder said.
"Contribution, achievements, and virtue?" Qin Wushuang was confused.
"Yes, it’s all the same thing. To enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain, only the sect of the Nine Raven and the Sky Travel Empire have the qualification to give permission slates. If you are the disciple of the sects of these two empire, you have a chance to enter each season. However, a freelance martial artist needs a certain qualification. Since you are not a freelance artist of these two countries, it’s even more difficult to enter. Now, since you came to the Nine Raven Temple to get a permission plate, you must contribute to some extent to the Nine Raven Empire to enter."
Finally, Qin Wushuang had understood as he nodded: "Mister, how can I contribute to the Nine Raven Empire?"
"There are different levels of contribution. You can earn it through different missions. The higher the mission levels, the greater the contribution points. And the faster you could get a permission plate. It depends on your choice."
Qin Wushuang said without hesitation: "How much contribution points do I need to earn?"
"Is there a mission with one hundred contribution points?" Qin Wushuang asked straight to the point.
"Yes, there are!" That elder did not try to play dumb, "However, it is the highest level, are you sure you want to challenge this task?"
After a moment of thinking, Qin Wushuang nodded: "I wanted to try. If it’s too difficult and outside my limit, would it be against the rules to change missions?"
That elder smiled: "No. However, the highest level mission needs you to be at least at the Middle Stage. It would be much safer if you are at the Advanced Stage."
Hearing his explanation, Qin Wushuang felt even more determined: "Ok, I will pick the highest level one. Could I get the permission plate to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain after I finish the task?"
That elder nodded with a smile: "Please follow me."
Qin Wushuang followed behind that elder and walked into the interior lobby. That elder held a bunch of scrolls and said to Qin Wushuang: "In here, is all the highest level missions, pick any one of them. After you’ve completed it, not only can you get the permission plate, you can also get the Nine Raven National Scholar Plate. In the future, you will not be bound by any restrictions to enter the Dispersed Praying mountain."
To get a Nine Raven National Scholar Command Plate? Qin Wushuang felt moved inwardly and picked a scroll.
That elder opened the scroll and said with a smile: "This mission is unique and very difficult."
"Please tell me." Qin Wushuang had no energy to play dumb.
"This mission is entrusted by one of the Nine Raven sect—Iron Fan. It require you to catch and kill a traitor named Zhang Baidang. This Zhang Baidang betrayed the sect because he had lost to his Senior Brother Shao Bailong during the fight for succession. In anger, he raped and killed his senior brother’s wife and daughter, slaughtered more than sixty people of the sect. Then, he escaped from the Nine Raven Empire."
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang’s heart sunk. He had fled from the Nine Raven?
Wouldn’t it be extremely troublesome to carry out the mission? Wouldn’t it be another long journey? He immediately asked: "Senior elder, where did this Zhang Baidang escape to? Is there any evidence?"
"There are many unclear evidence. However, only one of the evidence is reliable. It seems that this person had escaped to the Red Dragon Empire on the south side and sought shelter at some major sect. Regarding the details, you must investigate it."
"Red Dragon Empire?" Qin Wushuang could not help but notice the ridiculousness of the coincidence. Could it be that regardless of anything, he could not escape from the words "Red Dragon Empire?"
"Some major sect?" Qin Wushuang drew a breath of cold air, "I wonder which sect? It must not be the Nine Palace Faction?"
That elder smiled at ease: "It should be. Thus, this is a difficult task, with a lot of risk."
"How about it? If you don’t want to try, you can change one."
After a moment of thinking, Qin Wushuang asked: "When I carry out this mission, will my identity be kept secret?"
"Rest assured, regardless of whoever comes to us to register for a mission, their identities will be kept an absolute secret. The Nine Raven Empire will never act as a double-edged sword. If your identity is exposed, you can come to us!"
Qin Wushuang had another question: "How come the disciples of the Nine Raven Temple do not carry out these missions?"
That elder laughed leisurely: "So many wants to enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain. The disciples of the Nine Raven Temple do not need to satisfy any conditions to enter the mountain. Why would they waste their time and energy? These missions are prepared for those that want to enter the mountain."
Finally, Qin Wushuang understood that the Nine Raven Temple did it to fully use their human resource. They would use foreign power to solve their own problems. While it could help them to save manpower and energy, they could also earn substantial money.
Surely, the ones that entrusted these mission had to pay a significant amount of money.
When Qin Wushuang thought here, he no longer had any questions. He nodded and said: "I will take it!"
That elder said with a smile: "Ok, I hope you succeed. Also, you can take the temporary Nine Raven Temple law enforcement plate to ask the commissioner for more information. This way, it will help you to carry out the mission more efficiently."
That elder handed over a temporary law enforcement plate. Then, he gave Qin Wushuang a set of information about the one that entrusted the mission. Qin Wushuang took it all.
"Mister, after you see the entrusted aide, the first thing you must do is to return this law enforcement plate. You are not allowed to carry this plate with you." That elder reminded him.
This was not difficult to understand. If one had failed the mission, they could use this plate as a blackmail tool. Of course, the Nine Raven Temple would not make such lowly a mistake.
"Ok." Qin Wushuang nodded.
That elder revealed a happy smile and handed a contract: "Ok, since you are taking this mission, this is our contract. Take a look, and if you don’t have any objections, sign it."
Qin Wushuang glanced at it, the contract laid out the corresponding rewards if one finished the mission. And those who failed the mission or died during it, the Nine Raven Temple would not be responsible for them.
There were no unfair conditions. Thus, Qin Wushuang signed the contract with the name "Qin Wu."
That elder extended his hand: "I wish you all the best in success."
Qin Wushuang laughed and extended his palm to grasp his lightly. Then, he walked outside as he did not want to waste any time.
Just as he walked to the outer lobby, he saw two people walking in.
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang could not help but feel a little shocked. If he was not wearing the mask, his expression would seem extremely strange at the moment.