Thunderous cheers erupted from around the Great Luo city gate!
He won, Qin Wushuang had won and the enemy had lost! Most importantly—
Qin Wushuang had won brilliantly and the enemy had suffered a total defeat.
Qin Wushuang glanced at all the people of the Nine Palace with a pair of sharp eyes. He looked at Hong Yinchuan without any pity. What he experienced at the moment was merely the rush of beating a drowned animal: "Mister, you've lost. I believe you haven't forgotten our bet from before, right?"
Qin Wushuang waved his hand and those people guarding the city gate immediately understood as each of them made a path with smiles of exultation. They made space to allow the six disciples of the Nine Palace room.
Zhao Muzhi said with extreme delight: "Friends of the Nine Palace, please go ahead. Weren't you guys in a rush to go into the city a moment ago? Please, please, this time, no one will stop you."
The content of the bet was that if the Nine Palace lost, they must crawl into the imperial capital like a four legged animal. Although this bet was somewhat made during a heated moment and was childish, it reflected that the grudge between the Stargaze and the Nine Palace had reached to a non negotiable state.
Inwardly, Hong Yinchuan was depressed. Up to this moment, he still did not understand how he had suffered such total defeat? It seemed that he hadn't even had the chance to resist!
Could this Qin Wushuang be at the Perfect Stage? Hong Yinchuan was extremely annoyed. This time, he bore the heavy responsibilities of carrying out his teacher's instruction. Initially, he thought he could make the Stargaze Palace suffer a defeat and fight well for his teacher. Unexpectedly, he had fallen into such an embarrassing state.
Zuo Tianci's scolding words came to his ears: "You are certainly useless. I told you to not underestimate the enemy, yet you still let down your guard. Get lost already, are you still staying there to embarrass yourself?"
Hearing this scolding, Hong Yinchuan regained a clear head suddenly as he said coldly: "Qin Wushuang, you got the better of me. You relied on your weapon and won. Today, we will not go into the city. Next we come back, I hope it won't be situation where blood will end up flowing!"
This was an undisguised threat.
However, Qin Wushuang laughed cooly: "So you are planning to run with you tails between your legs?"
With an ashen face, Hong Yinchuan waved his hand and instantly, those Nine Palace disciples lost all their arrogance and followed him to run away from the city gate.
Zhao Muzhi and the others all laughed. And on top of the city gate, the jeers from the city guards could be heard. Apparently, they were extremely dissatisfied with these Nine Palace people who had broken their promise.
"Senior Brother Wei, is that all Nine Palace has? They speak as if they fart. They don't even have the courage to realize their promise after losing. It's so strange how such weaselly powerhouse had become the supporting pillar of the three Upper Ranking Empires in the human countries."
Zhao Muzhi's words garnered his colleagues' agreement.
"Senior Brother Zhao, you don't understand this. The Nine Palace have always been snakes."
"Ha ha, they don't dare act like the dogs they are to crawl into the city, yet they ran away with their tail between their legs. It's all the same."
Despite feeling furious, Hong Yinchuan was too shameless to return. He could only block those words from his ears and ran away hastily. This time, they had all carried different important tasks for coming to the Great Luo Empire. Although they had lost here, they still had to carry out other tasks. After being called away by Zuo Tianci, naturally, they did not dare to cause any other troubles.
While Qin Wushuang watched Hong Yinchuan and the others leave, he did not feel at ease inwardly. To put it bluntly, this was only a prelude.
For sure, the Nine Palace would do something after. And they would make some bigger moves in comparison to this small scuffle.
At this time, Bao Bao also popped up from the ground and jumped onto Qin Wushuang's shoulder. Qin Wushuang whispered questioningly in beast language: "How did it go?"
Bao Bao said with a serious tone: "There is a powerful aura concealed in the dark corner. I can feel that it's Zuo Tianci."
"So it's him?" Inwardly, Qin Wushuang's heart sank again.
"Yes, it's him. And this Zuo Tianci is even more powerful than before. If he hadn't sent the voice message to that head disciple, I would not have been able to sense his presence. There were a few times he wanted to make an appearance. However, each time, I let out some of my spiritual Qi to deter him." There was a few hints of mischief in Bao Bao's voice.
Zuo Tianci was even more powerful than before!
This was news that made Qin Wushuang's head ache. In the past, Zuo Tianci was already at the peak of the Perfect Stage. Now, with his strength increasing even further, he had undoubtedly reached the Void Martial Stage.
Qin Wushuang was mentally prepared. Since Zuo Tianci had dared to return in a swirl of dust, his strength had definitely increased tremendously. Or else, he would not dare to come and embarrass himself.
Only, he could not help but feel worried when he thought that Zuo Tianci had entered the Void Martial Stage. The strength of an elite Void Martial warrior had already been demonstrated by Luo Yun and Miss Mu Rong.
Though, Luo Yun was only at the lowest level of the Void Martial Stage—Refined Void Stage.
"Junior Bro Qin, what are you thinking?" Wei Yi walked up and asked with a caring tone when he saw Qin Wushuang wearing a serious expression.
Qin Wushuang relaxed his brows and said with a smile: "Senior Brother Wei, the Nine Palace came with ill intentions. It seems that the Stargaze will become embroiled in a big battle soon."
"The Nine Palace has risen from the dead?" Zhao Muzhi also came over.
Wei Yi said: "The other people from the Nine Palace are nothing. I'm only afraid that Zuo Tianci has returned from a fortuitous journey to that Xuan Yuan Mound. This would be a disaster if his strength has increased."
Qin Wushuang nodded coldly and said in a low voice:" Earlier, that Zuo Tianci was concealing himself around this area. Only, with your and my strength, we could not sense him."
Each of the other disciple's expression changed to horror when they heard his words.
"Zuo Tianci was really here?" Zhao Muzhi was the first one to ask, "This guy dared to come last time because he was accompanied by an elite warrior at the Void Martial Stage. This time, he came alone, does it mean…"
When he thought of the terrifying possibility, even the bold Zhao Muzhi could not help but change his expression to one of shock.
If that Zuo Tianci has reached the Void Martial Stage, it would be too difficult for the Stargaze to deal with him.
Qin Wushuang waved his hand: "It's futile to make random guesses. When the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current. Since the Stargaze has defeated the Nine Palace once, there will be a second time. Senior Brothers, we've rarely gather together in the past year. With such a rare opportunity, how about we all find somewhere to drink to our heart's content? "
Instantly, this suggestion swept away all the darkness in their eyes and made everyone eager. The fact was, these Core disciples carried endless expectations from their teachers. Their daily lives only focused on training and they rarely had any time to have some fun.
They had almost never set foot in the imperial capital of the Great Luo Empire. To gather together for drinks was such a luxury for them. Hearing Qin Wushuang's suggestion, of course they endorsed it.
After Qin Wushuang and the others had left, a few elite warriors from different powerhouses scattered around the city gate also left. Each of them had a complicated feeling.
The one that carried the most complicated feelings were the Nine Raven Temple and the Emperor Buddha Palace.
This time, the Head Divinity Chief and the Second Divinity Chief and some of the younger disciples had come. The younger disciples were staying at the inn inside the city and had not participated in this show.
"Head Divinity Chief, that Hong Yinchuan is the most exceptional figure of the Nine Palace's youths. He is the first disciple of Zuo Tianci. He should have been formidable. However, although he seemed to grab the upper hand before Qin Wushuang, all his moves were seen through by the enemy from beginning to end. It didn't seem like a challenge between two people at the same level. Don't you think so?" The Second Divinity Chief asked carefully.
The Head Divinity Chief did not speak for a long time and only walked forward with his hands behind his back. After he had walked for a while, he stopped and in his eyes, there was sharp light.
"Second, I have a talent in judging people. This Qin Wushuang will surely be the person to bring prosperity to the Stargaze Palace. Although the Nine Palace is strong, and Zuo Tianci is at the Void Martial Stage, if they remain stubborn and stay enemies with him, Qin Wushuang will surely destroy the Nine Palace!"
"Destruction of the Nine Palace?" The Second Divinity Chief drew a breath of cold air, "Head, the Nine Palace is not the Archaic Mysteries sect. How could it be so easy to destroy them. Even if we join forces with the Emperor Buddha Palace, I don't think it will be easy for us. Besides, they have the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect as their backer. If he destroyed them, wouldn't it be the same as slapping the face of the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect?"
There were some confusion and doubts in the voice of the Second Divinity Chief. However, he knew that the Head Divinity Chief would not have made his prediction easily. He must have meant his words.
"Second, we must change our strategy!" The Head Divinity Chief did not answer the Second's question. Instead, he changed the topic suddenly.
"Change?" The Second Divinity Chief had become even more confused, "How?"
"Regardless of whether Zuo Tianci can suppress the Stargaze, we will not answer to him and remain neutral to the end. Even if Zuo Tianci can suppress the Stargaze, we will not change our stance!"
The Head Divinity Chief spoke with a determined and cold tone. He would not allow any objection or discussion.
In the Nine Raven Temple, the Head Divinity Chief was the absolute authority. Although the other four Divinity Chiefs sat on the same level as him, they were at most, his assistants.
The Second Divinity Chief said stutteringly: "But, didn't we agree that if Zuo Tianci wins, we will suppress the Stargaze with him? Why shouldn't we take advantage of this situation?"
"No." The Head Divinity Chief gave a long sigh.
"Is it because of this Qin Wushuang?" The Second Divinity Chief still felt somewhat in disbelief. Despite how much talent a young disciple may have, it would be easy for Zuo Tianci to destroy the Stargaze if he had reached the Void Martial Stage, not to mention a young disciple.
"Because of this Qin Wushuang." The Head Divinity Chief said simply.
"Head Chief, do you think we are overestimating him too much?" The Second Divinity Chief sighed, "In the past, this Qin Wushuang came to our Empire and acquired the Nine Raven National Scholar Command Plate. Although he does possess good talent, can the egg remain unbroken when the nest is ruined?"
"Second, believe me, I can believe it if Zuo Tianci was declared dead. However, I would snort disdainfully if you said Qin Wushuang was dead. Do you know why?"
"Why?" The Second Divinity Chief still spoke with a confused tone.
"It's because even all the strongest people of the Upper Ranking Empire do not have one tenth the luck of this Qin Wushuang. I saw a deep abstruse feeling as deep as the vast smoking sea from this young man. This person that carries such temperament will not be short-lived. Second, remember my words today, don't become enemies with the Stargaze, and never become an enemy with Qin Wushuang!"
The tone of the Head Divinity Chief was colder and even more serious than before.
The Second Divinity Chief had always known the Head Chief's skill at judging people. He was almost always right! Could it be that Qin Wushuang is truly as demonic as he said?
However, the Head Divinity Chief must have his reason for speaking such words. Initially, since the Nine Raven held no grudges with the Stargaze Palace, why would they go through the trouble of taking on trouble? Since the Head Divinity Chief had instructed them, he would be happy to take advantage and sit back to watch a good show.
With the Nine Palace, and Zuo Tianci stepping in, why would the Nine Raven Temple be bothered to make a move?