The sudden words from the Head Divinity Chief left Qin Wushuang feeling stunned. A matter concerning the destiny of the human countries?
Perhaps, this topic was too major and serious. At the moment, Qin Wushuang could not help but feel he would be incapable of handling it.
Apparently, the Head Divinity Chief had expected his reaction. After all, in all major human countries, the focus of a young disciple's education had been about hard work towards individual destiny, and towards the family, the sect, and the entire empire.
To the human countries itself, all major human countries had been constantly involved in conflicts. At least, they were not friendly with each other.
Thus, each country had never educated them regarding the destiny of the entire human countries.
Despite being a human of two lives and a grandmaster in the previous world, he had only considered profits limited to his own personal attachments. He had never considered the entire human race.
Thus, to Qin Wushuang, the topic mentioned by the Head Divinity Chief still felt somewhat strange.
The Head Divinity Chief handed over a scroll and said: "Young Master Wushuang, take a look."
Qin Wushuang took it and opened it to see that it was a record. The scroll contained the historical records of that "Beast Revolt" from ten thousand years ago.
Although the records did not have many details as most of them were just some vague writings, from some of the related information, one would know how devastating that "Beast Revolt" had been.
In that calamity ten thousand years ago, within a short ten years, the ten billion people of the human countries had been reduced by about seventy percent.
Almost the entire human lands had been occupied by the beast clan. And those beasts had treated killing humans as a sport and showed off their power to all the elite warriors of the major Forbidden Spiritual Zones.
To put it bluntly, most of the human people of the human countries were only ordinary people. Among those martial artists, at most, they were at the Perfect Stage and could barely pose a threat to the Beast Clan.
However, the actions of the beast clan was a demonstration of the strongest military force to the elite human warriors in the Forbidden Spiritual Zones. It was to show their absolute authority.
In the end, it was a means of competing for the sovereignty between the human elite warriors and the Beast Clan. Yet, the beast clan had used the most brutal, the most original and ruthless means to show off their power.
After reading for a moment, Qin Wushuang put down that scroll and said: "Head Divinity Chief, the content of this ten-thousand-year record, in my most modest opinion, contains many questionable statements."
"Oh?" The Head Divinity Chief blinked his eyes for he wanted to hear what smart opinions Qin Wushuang would have.
Qin Wushuang said lightly: "According to the records of this scroll, the cause of the beast revolt was due to a strong empire of the human country overreaching into the Forbidden Spiritual Zones. The beast clan could not endure their interference and that lead to the calamity."
"Yes." The Head Divinity Chief nodded seriously, "Thus my Nine Raven Temple has always focused on maintaining order and peace in the human countries. We do not wish for any countries to demonstrate excessive despotic actions and causing an upset in the balance of power. When the Nine Palace Faction previously wanted to suppress us to use the Nine Raven Temple to crush the Stargaze Palace, we rejected them. The reason is the same. Now, I wish to sign a peace agreement with the Stargaze Palace, with the same intentions. The best situation for the human countries would be to use each other as deterrents and to maintain the balance. If a single powerful powerhouse, strong enough to take over the human countries, appeared to climb on top of the other sects, it would mark the beginning of a great calamity."
The tone of the Head Divinity Chief sounded extremely genuine. Of course, Qin Wushuang would not doubt his intentions. He could not help but feel somewhat respectful toward him.
Regardless, although this Head Divinity Chief was adherent to old ideas, his starting point was respectful. At least, his perception had surpassed the people of all other human countries.
While other countries were still pursuing individual profits, the Nine Raven Temple stood aloof and oversaw the problems through the lens of all humanity. Indeed, just this wisdom and foresight made Qin Wushuang feel deep veneration toward this sect.
Qin Wushuang had always thought highly about grander issues outside of himself.
And now, he had realized the altruism of the Nine Raven Temple.
Despite this fact, he did not agree with the viewpoint of the Head Divinity Chief. To put it precisely, regarding the content of the scroll and the estimated cause of the "Beast Revolt," he did not share the same view.
"Young Master Wushuang, feel free to speak the things on your mind." Apparently, the Head Divinity Chief could see that Qin Wushuang was hesitant to speak his mind.
Qin Wushuang nodded: "Head Divinity Chief, it's true, I don't believe that this was the apparent cause of the "Beast Revolt." Even if I am to discuss the general benefits of the human countries, I also could not agree with your standpoint."
"I am all ears, regardless of your viewpoints, Young Master Wushuang." The Head Divinity Chief spoke with a receptive tone.
"I think that with the insignificant power of the human countries, it was impossible for them to have caused the Beast Revolt. In the Tian Xuan Land, the existence of the human countries is next to nothing, we can almost ignore it. Then, why did the beast clan use the human countries as the stage for their display? Could it truly be that the human countries had antagonized them? I think that the deeper reason behind it is unrelated to human countries, but due to each of the Forbidden Spiritual Zones. For sure, there was a power struggle between the sovereign of the elite human warriors and the Beast Clan."
The Head Divinity Chief sighed: "Your viewpoint makes sense. However, the excessive harassment from the human countries to the Forbidden Spiritual Zones was the spark that ignited the incident. If a reason did not exist, I am afraid the beast revolt would not have come as swift as it did."
Qin Wushuang sighed: "Head Divinity Chief, everything in the world follows the principles of profit. To put it simply, the so-called fuse was an excuse. It would have been all too easy to find another excuse. No matter how careful the human countries acted, it was inevitable that they would something else to use against us."
With a solemn expression, the Head Divinity Chief sighed helplessly: "Indeed. It would be extremely difficult to ensure that not a single flaw would appear!"
"Even if the matter was concealed perfectly, they could still find other excuses. And I don't believe that the entire beast clan held a grudge against the human race? The so-called beast revolt should have been instigated by a few of the strong Beast Clans with grand ambitions, which led to the war between the races and thus, the calamity."
Although Qin Wushuang did not have much knowledge about that history from ten thousand years ago, in his previous world, he had seen enough elaborate schemes against each group.
Regardless of humans or the Beast Clan, there were differences between the strong and the weak. To the weak ones, what they wished for would not be a war or resistance. They would have desired peace.
The so-called revolt had originated from the ambitions of those strong powerhouses.
Of course, Qin Wushuang was not too interested in these old stories from ten thousand years ago.
Hearing the words of Qin Wushuang, the Head Divinity Chief fell into a deep silence. Then, he asked abruptly: "Young Master Wushuang, if a similar calamity was to befall the human countries once again, where would you stand?"
"Of course, I would not stand opposed to the human race." Qin Wushuang said with a smile. He was unwilling to entertain such meaningless hypothesis.
The Head Divinity Chief shook his head: "This answer is somewhat evasive. I would like to hear a much more profound viewpoint from you."
"A more profound viewpoint? What do you mean?" Qin Wushuang asked lightly.
"Haven't you ever thought about fighting for and working towards the destiny of the human race?" The tone of the Head Divinity Chief sounded somewhat urgent and even pressing.
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Head Divinity Chief, I will not speak such grandiose words. If such a day were to appear, of course, I will not know what to do. I've heard of an old saying, that is—preserve your dignity when you are a nobody, and promote social welfare when you are somebody. If my strength could stand above all those in the Tian Xuan Land, of course, I would be happy to try hard to resolve the desperate crisis, to save the human race from the water and fire, and to become the hero everyone would worship. Why shouldn't I enjoy doing something that would not require much of my energy?'
When he said here, suddenly, Qin Wushuang tone changed: "However, if I don't have the power to take the entire human race into consideration, it would be the same as using the strength of carrying one hundred kilos to carry ten thousand responsibilities. That would be an impediment to others and to myself! Wouldn't you think the same, Head Divinity Chief?"
The expression of the Head Divinity Chief remained passive. Apparently, he was not entirely satisfied with Qin Wushuang's answer. At least to him, his answer could not be counted as a devotion to righteousness that inspired reverence.
Qin Wushuang did not blame him as he asked with a smile: "Then let me ask you one thing, in the same situation, what would your viewpoint be?"
The Head Divinity Chief raised his brow and a righteous expression filled his face: "Of course it would be to fight with all of one's strength until death puts us to an end."
Qin Wushuang said: "So regarding the future of the Nine Raven Temple and the Nine Raven Temple, you would not care?"
"if the entire human race was annihilated, how could a sect and a country stay put?" The Head Divinity Chief had his reasons.
Qin Wushuang continued to speak while following this train of thought: "Alright, let's say that everyone in the human countries thinks the same way as you, would they be able to resist against the beast revolt with all their strength?"
Stunned for a moment, the Head Divinity Chief thought for a moment an answered honestly: "I am afraid not."
Qin Wushuang laughed: "Then it would be meaningless sending yourself to death! Before the storm of calamity, showing off one's ability will not make you a hero. Wouldn't it be more meaningful to think about how to keep more people alive and how to protect the hopes of humanity's resurrection? Head Divinity Chief, although I might be ignorant and stubborn, I understand the principle of where there's life, there is hope. Certainly, I will not use the lives of my family, people of my sect and others I love to fulfill the role of some virtuous martyr!"
The Head Divinity Chief had his own beliefs, and he, Qin Wushuang, had his own thoughts. In his opinion, at any time, nothing was comparable to the lives of his family, teacher, and the ones he loved.
Family and friends were his bottom-line.
Regardless of any clash for profits, Qin Wushuang would never frown if it did not go past this line.
This did not mean that he was ignorant of virtuousness. One could say that Wu Xinghe of the previous world had acted stubbornly and attracted the joint attacks of the seven great assassins, it had deeply affected the ones he loved since he pursued that so-called virtuousness.
Then in this lifetime, regardless, he would never make the same mistake again!