As soon as Bao Bao spoke up, it surprised Lin Dian and the others. Naturally, from his voice, they knew it was Bao Bao. However, from his appearance, he appeared human.
And another young man with a robust body, thick eyebrows, and big eyes stood besides Bao Bao. Although he did not make a sound, he showed extraordinary temperament. Standing like an iron tower, he gave them a feeling of endless pressure with only a stare that almost caused their hearts to pound with anxiety and unease.
"Lin Dian, take this letter. Give it to the Head Palace Master when you arrive at the Stargaze Palace. He will arrange everything. All of you should just cultivate yourselves, expand your mind and be at ease at the Stargaze Palace. I don't want to make any empty promises. Only one thing, in the future when I have established myself at the Xuan Yuan Mound, and if I have made great accomplishments and built my own sects, all of you can come train at the Xuan Yuan Mound!"
This promise did not contain too many sweet words nor empty promises. However, it was modest and made people feel reassured as they heard his words.
To them, training at the Xuan Yuan Mound was something they would yearn for even in their dreams! In the past, they would not dare to think about such thing. However, Qin Wushuang had relit this hope for them!
"By the way, here is a scroll, give it to the Head Palace Master yourself. He will recognise the use of this object. Keep it well."
This scroll was the secret "Soul Scouring Technique" manual that Qin Wushuang had acquired from the Nine Raven Temple. He had used a great deal of effort to obtain this object to find out the whereabouts of the third Spiritual Key from Luo Guiyun's consciousness. After that, they could finally open the door to explore the Endless Eastern Sea.
This matter was equally important.
After Lin Dian had put away that letter and the scroll, he said: "Young Master Qin, then we will be on our way!"
Qin Wushuang nodded and gave them an encouraging smile: "Go, the Monkey Clan will no longer stop you. This time, you will leave smoothly, ha ha ha."
Thinking back, Lin Dian knew that the Silver Monkey King had held them back to give Qin Wushuang a chance to observe them. Thinking now, he had bristled at him and questioned their intentions. He never expected that the matter would progress in this direction.
Everyone bowed to Qin Wushuang respectfully, then they turned around and headed down the mountain.
After Qin Wushuang had watched Lin Dian and the others leave, he spoke: "Bao Bao, Lone, should we also begin our journey?"
Bao Bao said: "Ok, the Silver Monkey King said that he would see us along the way, until we reach the Xuan Yuan Mound."
"His Majesty is truly considerate." Qin Wushuang gave a long sigh.
Under the Phoenix Reversal Mountain, the Silver Monkey King brought several of his trusted aides to send them off. They saw Qin Wushuang's group all the way to the border of the Dispersed Praying Mountain.
The Silver Monkey King stood on the slope and looked into the distance: "After passing this valley, it will no longer be part of the Dispersed Praying Mountain. Young Master Qin, I will stop here."
Qin Wushuang said with a smile: "Your Majesty, this is far enough. Please head back."
Giving a light sigh, the Silver Monkey King suddenly said: "Young Master Qin, you are a genius bestowed with talents from the heaven, you will have a bright future. Please be mindful on your trip to the Xuan Yuan Mound. Most importantly, stay alive. If you stay alive, you will have hope."
Qin Wushuang knew the king's worry as he said seriously: "Your Majesty, please rest assured. I will not try to act beyond my limits. Even if reason forces me to do so, I will not get Bao Bao involved."
The Silver Monkey King laughed: "Bao Bao has the bloodline of the Ancient Spiritual Monkey, he has his own karma. Ok, I will not say any more unnecessary words. I would like to wish you a bright future!"
"Young Master Qin, have a pleasant journey!" The Red Face Guardian also stepped forward and said.
"Ha ha, Young Master Qin, hopefully I can hear the news of you establishing yourself at the Xuan Yuan Mound soon." The Black Leaf Guardian also said jokingly.
Qin Wushuang raised his hand to wave goodbye: "Everyone, goodbye."
Under the gaze of the Silver Monkey King and a group of elite monkey warriors, Qin Wushuang and both of his companions rounded the valley and disappeared from their sight.
This time, Bao Bao appeared even more excited leaving his home again. Although he had transformed into his human form, his monkey traits remained. He could not stop rolling and jumping up and down while shouting: "Xuan Yuan Mound, the Gold Monkey King is coming!"
However, Qin Wushuang stopped Bao Bao and Lone as he said: "You two, come here. This time, we are travelling through the Xuan Yuan Mound, and it's not an ordinary place. We must make some promises about a few things."
"Boss, what are you going to talk to us about?" Both Bao Bao and Lone was impressed at Qin Wushuang. Thus, behind their words was admiration and respect.
"According to the information, in many of the Forbidden Spiritual Zones, except for the Endless Eastern Sea and the Southern Sky of Fire where the Beast Clan are the majority, the other places like the Xuan Yuan Mound, Extreme North Snow Turf, and the Illusive Heavenly Lake are governed by humans. Although there are also Beast Clans in those human governed Forbidden Spiritual Zones, they are not the core. Thus, since you two can already transform into humans, along our journey, except for battle, don't show your original form. It is to prevent people with ill-intentions from having evil ideas."
Qin Wushuang spoke these words in consideration of Bao Bao and Lone. Almost all the strong and powerful elite human warriors had the habit of conquering and mastering beasts. Or, they would lust after their spiritual cores or take them as contract beasts. As long as they found beasts with good potential, they would not let them go.
Thus, this time, they must appear as humans when heading towards the Xuan Yuan Mound.
Bao Bao thought for a moment and agreed with Qin Wushuang's point: "Boss, I will listen to you."
Lone also said: "Since I've already followed you here, I will also listen to you. However, I am not scared of them having evil thoughts. Those who dare to think about me that way, watch me tear them into eight pieces!"
Seeing that they had agreed, Qin Wushuang nodded and said: "I've thought about this for a bit. Since my identity is special, to avoid unwanted ears and eyes, I will use a pseudonym when I enter the Xuan Yuan Mound. I will be called Wu Xinghe."
Qin Wushuang still decided to use his name from his previous world. Initially, he had used this name before Li Buyi. However, at the Xuan Yuan Mound, for sure no one knew this name was related to Qin Wushuang.
"Wu Xinghe? Boss, should we also change our names?" Bao Bao asked curiously.
"We shall be a family of three brothers. Since you have the bloodline of the Ancient Spiritual Monkey, your name will be Wu Yuan. Lone is the Purple Flame Electric Beast, so you will be called Wu Yan, what do you think?"
"Ha ha, Wu Yuan, Wu Yan?" Bao Bao rubbed his palms and laughed, "Great name and very cool. Let's use them!"
Of course, the Purple Flame Electric Beast would not object as he laughed: "Boss, whatever you say, we will listen to you."
These two guys usually created a lot of trouble for Qin Wushuang. Yet at the most important moments, they knew how to recognize the situation. Qin Wushuang felt extremely gratified and opened a map scroll: "Everyone look, this Xuan Yuan Mound has Eight Desolate Lands and Seventy-Two Prefectures. Currently, we are at the territory of the Southern Vermillion Bird Desolate Land. The map shows that this Vermillion Bird Southern Desolate Land has nine prefectures. The place we are at now is governed by the Orderly Mountain Government."
Qin Wushuang had two sets of maps on the Xuan Yuan Mound. One set had ten scrolls that he had acquired from the Third Circle of the Seven Deadly Formation Arrays. These ten map scrolls was extremely detailed. One scroll was the overall map and the other eight were the map about the eight Desolate Lands. The remaining scroll was the map that recorded the many forbidden places in the Xuan Yuan Mound.
The map left by his first generation ancestor, Qin Yu, in the Qin's inheritance only detailed the Heavenly Emperor Mountain. Thus, the uses of these two set of maps were different.
To Qin Wushuang and his friends, the use of those ten scrolls of maps would be a greater benefit. It was because they had just entered the Xuan Yuan Mound.
They were still a few million miles away from the Heavenly Emperor Mountain. Even if they did not counter any obstacles and walked in a straight line, they would need to walk a year if they travelled at a speed of ten thousand miles a day.
And it would be impossible to not encounter any obstacles along the way. After all, this was the Xuan Yuan Mound, a Forbidden Spiritual Zone. They must take each step with caution.
Thus, Qin Wushuang planned to reach the Heavenly Emperor Mountain in two years.
Of course, these two years would not be used to simply walk.
The purpose of travelling for hundreds of thousands of miles was to learn through experience, and to broaden their horizon! Although their destination was important, the scenery along the way and the experiences to be gained was equally vital.
Currently, Qin Wushuang felt a sense of urgency. He knew that the situation was tough. Although he was young, the difficult situation did not give him much time.
He must grasp every minute and second as to not waste any time. Thus, he must value time as gold.
"Boss, this Vermillion Bird Southern land is only a Desolate Land, yet it is the size of a hundred million miles. I am afraid that one Orderly Mountain prefecture will be more than one hundred thousand miles, right?" Bao Bao gave a long sigh.
The establishment of Xuan Yuan Mound was different than the human countries. The size of one prefecture was close to half of the human countries together.
The Xuan Yuan Mound had eight Desolate Lands. Under these eight Desolate Lands, there were seventy-two prefectures. It meant that within each Desolate Land, there were nine prefectures.
Although the size of the prefecture did not sound gigantic, in fact, it had the size of half of the human countries. The size of one prefecture had surpassed one hundred thousand miles.
It was apparent that the gigantic size of the Xuan Yuan Mound was incomparable to the human countries.
Inside each prefecture, there were further divisions. The areas within each prefecture was divided into territories. Each prefecture had the size of about ten territories. Within the territories, there would be state cities, towns, villages, and tribes.
These divisions were similar to the human countries.
Inside each prefecture, there was a capital city. The core city of the territory was called the Royal City. Then, it would be state city, county, town, village…
These were almost the same as the formation in the human countries.
Thus, it was not difficult for Qin Wushuang to become familiar with it. However, the so-called similarity with the Xuan Yuan Mound had many differences to human countries.
"It's about fifty thousand miles to the capital city of the Orderly Mountain prefecture. Thus, our destination today is not the capital city, but a state city that's about two thousand miles away." Qin Wushuang pointed to the map and said with a smile.
"Ironwood State city."
Qin Wushuang revealed a profound gaze and called to them: "Let's go."
These two thousand miles was not a long journey for them. However, they did not dare to lower their guard in the Xuan Yuan Mound. Thus, they were careful while making their journey.
Fortunately, on the first day in the Xuan Yuan Mound, their travels were rather smooth. They did not encounter much incidents and arrived smoothly at the Ironwood State City.
Even outside the city gate, Qin Wushuang had experienced the imposing attitude and the power of the Xuan Yuan Mound. Regardless of the perspective, this state city had far surpassed the imaginations of those in the human countries. Even the imperial capital of an Upper Ranking Great Luo would lose to it!
And this was only a state city. They were far from the Royal City, the Capital City, and even the Heavenly Emperor Capital City of the Heavenly Emperor Mountain!