The instant Qin Wushuang had seized Luo Guiyun, two figures appeared from one of the street corners below the inn. They watched Qin Wushuang's back and one of them said: "Third, we were one step too late."
The other person also nodded coldly: "Yes, Second. When this person got captured by the Stargaze Palace, all evidence stopped here. Should we stop going through this muddy water?"
"No. No work, no benefit! That guy claimed have evidence of the spiritual key and promised to meet us here. Before meeting us, he got captured by the Stargaze Palace. It's clear that he's a clumsy person. An inadequate guy is not worth collaborating with. The Nine Raven Temple does not need to get involved in this little matter. Across the vast Xuan Yuan Mound, we don't need to go after that Endless Eastern Sea!"
"Yes, let's go back. As for how to deal with the eastern situation, we must follow the Great Divinity."
"Yes, let's go!"
Indeed, these two were the two Head Divinities of the Nine Raven Temple. The Head Divinity were the people that held the highest position in the temple. There were five of them and each of them was at the Perfect Stage.
Thus, among the Upper Ranking Empires, the Nine Raven Temple was the most powerful and the most mysterious. Only, because the Nine Raven Temple always gave people the sense of mysteriousness and a lack of ambition, they always held a good reputation among the human countries. To all common people, they were a existence that was always friendly and kept a low-profile.
For these two people, one of them was the Second Divinity and the other one was the Third Divinity. Initially, they came here together to gather information regarding the existence of the spiritual key. If they could acquire that spiritual key of the Archaic Mysteries Sect, they could use it as a bargaining chip with the Stargaze Palace.
The reason the Nine Raven Temple had sent people here was also because Luo Guiyun had sent off two confidential letters before departing to the Great Luo Empire. One of the letters went to the Nine Raven Temple and the other went to the Emperor Buddha Palace in the Sky Travel Empire.
Just after the two Head Divinities headed back to the Nine Raven Temple, people of the Emperor Buddha Palace also left quietly. They had made the same decision as the two Head Divinities of the Nine Raven Temple.
They did not intend to go against the Stargaze Palace at this moment.
The rising momentum of the Stargaze Palace was already apparent. Even the powerful Nine Palace Faction had almost gotten destroyed by an unknown Stargaze Palace. From this fact, this Stargaze Palace was not an opponent they could ignore.
After having taken away that Luo Guiyun, Qin Wushuang traveled at an urgent speed towards the Stargaze Palace. He felt that the identity of this person was extremely suspicious. He had to investigate the true identity of this person with all the Palace Masters. From this person's tone, it seemed that he had some lead as to location of the spiritual key of that Archaic Mysteries sect. Regardless of it being real or fake, this was not a clue he could ignore.
Immediately, the Five Palace Masters gathered together after receiving the report when he returned to the Stargaze Palace.
Qin Wushuang threw this person on the ground: "Palace Masters, this is the person that hoodwinked Shi Chenglong. I took him as a prisoner."
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Wushuang, nicely done. What you did was not just taking a person as prisoner. I'm sure those people of the Dragon and Tiger sect were also stunned."
Qin Wushuang pulled off his cloak and mask that revealed a distorted and ugly face. Zhuo Buqun and the others all frowned when they saw this face.
This face was too distorted and ugly.
Qin Wushuang said coldly: "Mister, since you are before the Five Palace Masters, I think it's better for you to recognise the situation. Don't try to play tricks."
That Luo Guiyun said in a hoarse voice: "Just kill me. Although if you do, you will all regret it, ha ha ha."
Zhong Wuyin laughed coldly: "Do you think that the Stargaze Palace doesn't know how to kill a person?"
Luo Guiyun said viciously: "Yes you know, who said you didn't! The Stargaze killed lots of the Nine Palace, and annihilated the Archaic Mysteries sect. Who doesn't know that you are the number one killer sect in the world."
"Good that you know."
Luo Guiyun laughed coldly: "Then do it. I'm not scared."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "If you think you can keep you life by trying to provoke us, then you are too naïve. Palace Masters, do you recognize this person?"
Suddenly, Zhuo Buqun started to study this person's face. Then, he flipped his body and started to look thoroughly.
After he had inspected at him, he took a few steps back and examined him from afar. He frowned slightly and said: "We've definitely met this person before."
As soon as he said these words, not only was Tan Zhongchi and the others surprised, even Qin Wushuang could not help but look at him a few more times.
Inwardly, Luo Guiyun was also feeling cold. Of course, he recognized Zhuo Buqun and knew that he was extremely powerful. If he had recognized him, then everything would go wrong. After all, Luo Guiyun was also a person of strong will. To hide his identity, he destroyed the identity of Luo Guiyun completely and burned his face into its current appearance. This way, he could confuse others spying on him.
If one did not converse with him face to face, it would not be easy for others to recognize him. However, by becoming a prisoner and being thoroughly examined from left to right, of course he would reveal some flaws in the eyes of Zhuo Buqun.
Zhuo Buqun only said these words to test him. After he had said these words, he fixed his gaze on Luo Guiyun. Suddenly, he laughed: "As I expected, we know this person. As soon as I said those words, the muscles on his face tightened, the back of his ears slightly moved, and his pores expanded a little. It's obvious that he became nervous after hearing my words."
The words of the Head Palace Master received Qin Wushuang's recognition: "The Head Palace Master is right. I also observed him a moment ago and he did show some reaction. It seems that this person had intentionally destroyed his own face to prevent us from recognizing him. Such determination and courage is rare."
The other Palace Masters all laughed. Through this analysis, they would have a clear direction.
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Wushuang, do you have any thoughts?"
Qin Wushuang said casually: "After Head Palace Master's hint, I think that this person should be a surviving member of the Archaic or the Nine Palace! The most possible result is that he is from the Archaic Mysteries sect!"
All the other Palace Masters nodded.
Tan Zhongchi and Zhuo Buqun looked at each other with a smile. After knowing what to look for, they had already made an appropriate guess. Only, they did not speak about it.
Zhuo Buqun waved his hand: "Don't try to guess yet. Wushuang, during his conversation with Shi Chenglong, would it mean that he knew the location of the spiritual key of the Archaic sect?"
Qin Wushuang nodded: "Yes."
Zhuo Buqun tiptoed and unlock this person's seal. He said lightly: "Wushuang, when you went to annihilate the Archaic Mysteries sect, do you remember which one of their juniors was the most exceptional?"
"The juniors of the Archaic Mysteries sect, one of them was Luo Guiyun, the other was Devil Boy. I had already killed Devil Boy, and the only one remaining was Luo Guiyun! Luo Guiyun…"
When Qin Wushuang said these words, he suddenly lowered his tone and started to size this person. Then, he laughed: "I just remembered that on the day I went to annihilate the Archaic Mysteries sect, Luo Guiyun did not seem to be among those Core disciples. I also felt it strange back then!"
Hearing their words, Luo Guiyun knew that he had been exposed. With a pale face the color of white dust, he initiated his power and was about to commit suicide by destroying his dantian.
Again, Zhuo Buqun sealed his body and movements.
Tan Zhongchi laughed: "Such a big fish that had escaped! In this case, he would know the location of that spiritual key of the Archaic Mysteries sect."
The other Palace Masters all nodded: "Nice. It seems he will be our lead to finding that spiritual key."
However, Zhuo Buqun laughed: "Wushuang, did this guy also teach Shi Chenglong how to deal with us when we ask them for the spiritual key?"
Qin Wushuang laughed: "That's right. He taught the Dragon and Tiger sect that in order for us to take the spiritual key of the Dragon and Tiger sect, Shi Chenglong should ask the Stargaze to find the spiritual key to the Archaic first."
Zhuo Buqun said: "Good. Then, we will use this chance to demand the Dragon and Tiger sect's key! We will see how Shi Chenglong answers this question!"
All other Palace Masters laughed. It would be best to use this opportunity to make demands toward the Dragon sect. At that time, if the Dragon and Tiger sect did not offer the key, it would mean that they have been deluded by this person and was intentionally defying them. If they did offer the key, they would be feeling aggrieved.
In the end, they would still need to offer it despite feeling oppressed!
Qin Wushuang pulled that Luo Guiyun up: "Luo Guiyun, during the Eastern Friendly Competition, it was also you that launched a sneak attack at me at the side of the cliff, right."
Luo Guiyun laughed coldly: "So what if it was me? If I knew something like this would happen today, I should not have worried about exposing my identity and just beat you off the cliff!"
Qin Wushuang said coldly: "Unfortunately you were not that decisive. This is called one careless move and the whole game is lost. Would you like a quick death or die after some torture?"
Luo Guiyun said proudly: "Since I'm in your hands, I don't care about how I die. But, it would be in your dreams if you want me to hand over the spiritual key."
"You think we can't find it if you don't tell us? Even if we have to dig three metres in those back mountains of the Archaic Mysteries sect, we will find it. At most, it will just take us some time and effort." Qin Wushuang said coldly.
Inwardly, Luo Guiyun was feeling nervous. That spiritual key was in the back mountain. If they truly dug the ground, they would find it.
However, he said with ease: "Go for it.
Suddenly, Bao Bao went up and sealed Luo Guiyun's five senses and made him unable to hear, see or smell…
Then, he said to Qin Wushuang: "Boss Wushuang, I know a secret technique called the Soul Scouring Technique. One can enter the other person's mind and search through their memories. Is there anyone of the Stargaze that knows how to use it?"
Qin Wushuang looked at the five Palace Masters with doubt. All these Palace Masters shook their heads slightly to show that they did not know.
Bao Bao said: "I am sure that the Red Maple human clan of the Dispersed Praying Mountain knows this technique. Besides, it was rumored that the Nine Raven Temple and the Red Maple clan are close. Perhaps, people of the Nine Raven Temple also knows this secret technique."
"Nine Raven Temple?" Zhuo Buqun frowned.
Qin Wushuang said: "Palace Masters, if that's the case, I will head over to the Nine Raven Temple to see if we can get their help."
Zhuo Buqun gave a long sigh: "When the Stargaze Palace, and the Great Luo Empire ascends, I am afraid we must deal with the Nine Raven Temple. Wushuang, you can also determine their attitude towards us. I think it will work."
Hearing Zhuo Buqun's words, all the other Palace Masters also nodded in assent.