Hearing the Fourth Divinity Chief's question, all the other higher-ups of the Nine Raven Temple remained strangely silent. Each of them only raised their cups to drink without speaking a word.
The Head Divinity Chief shook his head lightly with a smile. It seemed that he was the parent watching his two children fighting against each other. Yet, he also did not voice his opinion.
Qin Wushuang said: "Fourth Divinity Chief, your mention of the widely-held rule of the Tian Xuan Land is quite correct. I don't know what sort of repayment you would like."
Qin Wushuang took a step back strategically and was not in a rush to state his position. He wanted to see what the Fourth Divinity Chief wanted. He wanted to know whether it would only be the Fourth Divinity Chief trying to make things difficult, or was it a mutual opinion shared by the entire Nine Raven Temple.
The Fourth Divinity Chief smiled lightly: "I heard that Young Master Wushuang has a mystical bow and arrow set that can unleash enormous power. I will not ask too much, but I want to borrow your bow and arrow for three years. Then, I will pass that secret technique to you."
Without hesitation, Qin Wushuang shook his head in refusal: "The Spiritual weapon is a destructive tool, I am afraid I cannot lend it to outsiders. This weapon holds a sentimental value in my heart, if outsiders borrowed it and do not use it well, they would get injured. Fourth Divinity Chief, ask for something else!"
The Fourth Divinity Chief laughed boldly: "You rejected as soon as I asked for it. Indeed, you do not show any sincerity. That Soul Scouring Technique is also a destructive method to pry into one's mind, I will not pass it to others."
Qin Wushuang raised his cup to salute to him: "Whether you teach it to others or not, it belongs to the Nine Raven Temple. For sure, I will not force it."
He put down the cup gracefully and cupped his hands in respect: "This matter is all in the past. Back then, why would the Head Divinity Chief invite me?"
The Head Divinity Chief twirled his whiskers and laughed: "Young Master Wushuang has good tolerance. Our Fourth has always been this serious, please don't mind him. Back then, I have told Head Palace Master Zhuo that as long as you come to visit the Nine Raven Temple, I will teach you the Soul Scouring Technique. I will not go back on my words."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Then I must thank you for your favour."
The Head Divinity Chief waved his hand: "Young Master Wushuang, when I first met you, I was sure of one thing. The Nine Raven Temple should form a good relationship with you."
"Then, after Zhou Dong and I observed the battle at the Red Cloud Mountain, I became even more determined in my thought. Initially, the Emperor Buddha Palace were somewhat moved by the suggestion from the Nine Palace Faction. Yet, in the end, he did not get lured in by Zuo Tianci. For the Nine Raven Temple, from beginning to end, we have understood that for sure, Zuo Tianci could get burnt for playing with fire. Everything had gone as I have predicted. In the end, Zuo Tianci brought self-destruction upon himself by persisting in evil-things."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Though that Zuo Tianci has died, I am afraid that Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect will not give up. It's hard to predict what would happen in the future."
The Head Divinity Chief laughed: "Zuo Tianci is only a little character in the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. After his death, it's still uncertain how the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect would react. Even if they intend to interfere, I am afraid they would, after all, end up shaming themselves."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Head Divinity Chief, your words have made me extremely embarrassed."
"No need to be humble, Young Master Wushuang. More or less, I have some skill in judging people. I've observed that from your looks, you are a person with fortune and luck. Regarding how deep this luck is, I could not see through it with my clumsy eyes. I can only say that your fortune could rise to shock the starry Galaxia, and if it goes down, it could intimidate the nine deep abyss."
The tone of the Head Divinity Chief was extremely solemn and was filled with praise. Combined with his serious eyes, Qin Wushuang did not doubt the sincerity of his words.
It was Qin Wushuang's first time hearing such comment. He did not take it too much to heart and only viewed them as words of courtesy from the Head Divinity Chief.
That Second Divinity Chief had remained silent. At this moment, he suddenly laughed: "Young Master Wushuang, the Head Divinity Chief's skill of judging people has always been very accurate. He has almost never been wrong in his judgment. Thus, I look forward to your future."
Qin Wushuang cupped his hands and said: "I can only be grateful and indebted that all Divinity Chief regards me with such great importance."
However, that Fourth Divinity Chief jeered: "Although the Head Divinity Chief has never wrongly judged a person, this time, I maintain my opinion. If you need to feel grateful, you only need to be grateful to them, and not me."
Qin Wushuang said: "Since the Fourth Divinity Chief has insisted, I will follow your instructions."
The Head Divinity Chief knew the personality of the Fourth. It would not easy to persuade him. Although he did not care as he said to Qin Wushuang: "Young Master Wushuang, I invited you here, in fact, I also have a personal request."
"A personal request?" Qin Wushuang was confused.
"Yes, I will genuinely teach you the Soul Scouring Technique, and I would sincerely would like to receive a promise in return from you." The Head Divinity Chief was moving to the main topic.
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang became alarmed as for he knew that finally, the main topic of the feast was about to play out. At the moment, he remained calm and collected and said: "Please instruct me, as long as it is reasonable, I will make the promise you."
The Head Divinity Chief laughed gently: "My request is that I hope when the Stargaze Palace rises, it will not act like the Nine Palace Faction to invade or bully the other countries in the human realm."
He was asking the other party to not proclaim hegemony!
Indeed, this request would not count as reasonable and fair. After feeling stunned for a short moment, Qin Wushuang glanced across the entire scene and saw all Nine Raven higher-ups were watching him with a solemn expression. In addition to the cold jeers from the Fourth Divinity Chief, almost everyone else showed this expression.
Qin Wushuang laughed straightforwardly: "Head Divinity Chief, why would you ask this?"
The Head Divinity Chief said seriously: "From historical experience, whenever a strong sect had risen, for sure they would become ambitious and try to become the leader of the human countries. Once this ambition expands, usually it would be the start of the human countries falling into a calamity. Ten thousand years ago, there was once a single sect that possessed outstanding talent. They swept across all the human countries. In the end, their ambition grew too great as they extended their hands too far and offended the beast clan. They incited all the major beast clan's murderous rage from all Forbidden Spiritual Zones. In the end, it lead to that terrible tragedy."
Qin Wushuang did not have much knowledge about that ten-thousand-year-old history. He only knew that something similar had happened and it lead to that ten-thousand-year contract.
Because of this fact, all major Forbidden Spiritual Zones had restricted each other from going after the land of the human countries. Otherwise, with the small and weak powerhouses in the human countries, they would be unable to withstand even a few of the powerhouses in the Forbidden Spiritual Zones.
Seeing Qin Wushuang fall into silence, the Head Divinity Chief said with meaningful and heartfelt words: "For the human countries, it's always better to have a stabilized situation than a chaotic one. To create a long lasting peace, we must seek stability. Once the situation becomes uncertain, the entire survival of the human countries will follow the descent into chaos. Then, it could lead to a calamity. Young Master Wushuang, I am not trying to stop the Stargaze Palace from becoming the leading figure, I am only reminding you."
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly: "Head Divinity Chief, I am indeed, obsessed with the pursuit of martial arts. However, in terms of taking over countries, I am not very interested. This time, although the rise of the Stargaze Palace and the Great Luo's ascension into the Upper Ranking Empire appears somewhat flamboyant, it was a means of counterattack after being bullied by the Nine Palace Faction. Our intention was not to expand, but to better establish a form of self-defense."
His words were also from the bottom of his heart. Only, these people of the Nine Raven Temple did not interact much with Qin Wushuang. Thus, because they do not know about Qin Wushuang's personality and style, they still remained somewhat suspicious and was not get persuaded by these words of formality.
From the information they had gathered, Qin Wushuang's methods was extremely ruthless. When he dealt the Great Wu and the West Chu, he had lashed out in a lightning fast speed and beat the other party until they were unable to fight back. When he dealt with the Archaic Mysteries sect, he did not leave a single person alive and even destroyed their mountain gate. Even the Nine Palace Faction did not end up any better. From the Head to all major leaders, they were killed completely. Although each time it had been in self-defence, Qin Wushuang's cold and ruthless method made the Nine Raven Temple, a sect that always sought after peace, feel somewhat pressured.
The Nine Raven Temple had never been interested in taking over the other countries. They had thoroughly researched the history of the human countries and knew that being the king in the human countries was somewhat meaningless. They existed to maintain stability in the human countries, to prevent any major movements from leading to a calamity!
Thus, the Nine Raven Temple had always kept a low-profile and never showed off. Through many of their businesses, they had befriended the others and did not act tyrannically like the Nine Palace Faction. The Nine Raven Temple had the true attitude of Daoists.
After a moment of thinking, the Head Divinity Chief nodded: "The Nine Raven Temple has kept watch when the Nine Palace invaded the Stargaze Palace. Indeed, from beginning to end, the Stargaze did not act without cause. It had all stemmed from the Nine Palace's provocation and oppression. Not to mention that a powerful sect like the Stargaze Palace would resist, even sects without strength would not sit idly by and await one's doom. Because of this fact, the Nine Raven Temple would never wallow in the mire with the Nine Palace Faction."
Qin Wushuang nodded: "We are grateful that this time, the Nine Raven Temple did not take advantage of this difficult situation. The Stargaze Palace will also remember this favor in our hearts. Head Divinity Chief, are you worried that I would cause great waves in the human countries?"
The Head Divinity Chief shook his head; "I am not worried about you, Young Master Wushuang. I am worried that your tyrannical actions might create a dictatorial attitude in the Stargaze disciples. As time passes, it's inevitable that ambition will grow. On the other hand, I am not worried about you at all. Because with your potential, your future journeys will not have you remain in the human countries. There are much bigger stages for you to challenge."
Qin Wushuang laughed lightly: "In the Stargaze Palace, from the Palace Masters to ordinary disciples, at least currently, no one with such ambition have been discovered. If you are worried, you can arrange a private meeting with my Palace Masters to sign a contract to never become an invading force. The world knows the righteousness of the Stargaze Palace. If the Archaic Mysteries sect had not broken off the Three Eastern Empires Alliance, the Stargaze Palace would never have retaliated."
However, the Fourth Divinity Chief laughed coldly: "Obviously, the Archaic Mysteries sect took the initiative to betray the alliance, but what about the Dragon and Tiger sect? The Dragon and Tiger sect was also part of the Three Eastern Empires, right? They did not break the pact. Yet, when the Stargaze Palace was rising, you guys oppressed the Dragon and Tiger sect first?"
Qin Wushuang said lightly: "According to the agreements written in the Three Eastern Empires Alliance, if some foreign force was to invade any of us, all three empires would join forces to deal with the enemy. When the Nine Palace Faction invaded us, the Dragon and Tiger sect ignored it and allowed the Stargaze to face this difficult situation alone. It almost resulted in the death of my teacher, Tan Zhongchi. They did not break the pact, but neither did they honor the agreements. Since the content of the alliance pact was ignored, why would the Stargaze Palace continue to follow it?"
Qin Wushuang's tone had carried a few traces of incisiveness. Regarding the matter of the Three Eastern Empires Alliance, he would never yield.