Qin Wushuang counted a bit and calculated that there were hundreds of such crystal stones. Feeling joyous, Qin Wushuang thought: "It's so true how one would fall on asleep onto the pillow when sleepy, these crystal stones will supplement the requirements for those twelve sealed spiritual beasts. It shouldn't be a problem to supplement them for one round with these crystal stones, right?"
Besides those crystal stones, there were a few pieces of a jet-black metal. This metal appeared shiny and an extremely unique black. Qin Wushuang weighed it with his hands and realized it was rather heavy.
Qin Wushuang knew that most likely this must be the special metal material mentioned by Senior Qin Shixun.
Besides these two metal materials, there were several sparkling and translucent pieces that resembled jadeite. When he held these green jade in his hands, it allowed his entire body to feel carefree,relaxed, and self-composed.
Qin Wushuang frowned slightly: "This green jade is not ordinary, what kind of precious thing is it?" Although he didn't know what it was, he knew that these pieces of green jade were not ordinary goods. He immediately put it down.
The entire storage purse contained these goods. In total, there were one or two hundred pieces. Despite not knowing the use of these goods, Qin Wushuang knew that they must be priceless. Otherwise, that Heavenly Penance Villa would not have hunted down Senior Qin Shixun so frantically.
Immediately, he put that storage purse into his own storage ring. He decided to go back to the Bowl Valley and search for a path to return to the Wild Flame Cliff.
After he had cleaned everything, Qin Wushuang did another round of inspections outside the formation. When he had verified that there were no traces of anyone else coming by, he returned to that pathway leading to the cliff, and blocked the entrance on the exterior completely to make sure that outsiders would not see any traces. Then, he returned to the cave.
When he had returned, Qin Wushuang put on that azure blue armour and replaced it with his original internal armour. Next, he took the other three pieces of treasures; the twelve sealed scrolls, Genuine Spiritual Beams and that map of the Endless Eastern Sea.
After taking care of everything, Qin Wushuang left by the same path he had come. He passed by layers of mechanisms and arrived at the entrance beneath the foot of the mountain. He returned to the top of the mountain, cleaned the original battlefield and all the corpses. After he had ensured that the scene was free of any traces, Qin Wushuang departed from the Tortoise King Mountain and flew towards the Bowl Valley.
From the time when Qin Wushuang had left for the Bowl Valley to his return, it had only taken a night and a day. To him, a few hundred miles would only take a short time.
Soon, Qin Wushuang dropped outside the Bowl Valley. To not startle those villagers, Qin Wushuang decided to make his way back into the valley by foot. As he entered the valley, it was already dusk of the next day. From afar, Qin Wushuang felt a trace of warmth emerge when he saw smoke from the kitchen chimney rising in spirals from that thatched house of Shui Ruolan.
As he headed quickly to the thatched house, suddenly, Qin Wushuang felt a sense of alarm and stopped his footsteps. As he focused his senses, abruptly, he saw the door opened and a person walk out.
This person was a large guy with a curly beard. Showing a coarse attitude, he was holding a roast chicken and gnawed on it in great bites. As he gnawed it, he swore: "Damn that little girl, I didn't expect that such a corner of the countryside had such charming little girl, tsk tsk, I must take her."
As he spoke, he spat out a mouthful of bones with anger: "Too bad, a pig had dug into this top quality cabbage. Bastard, it would not matter if I could not have a share, but he even let me guard the door, damn it!"
As he talked, suddenly, that guy raised his head and saw Qin Wushuang was glaring at him with a pair of murderous eyes that could kill at least ten oxen. His entire body trembled and he dropped the roast chicken from his hand in fright.
He extended his hand and pulled out a Ghost Demon blade: "Hey, who the hell are you, acting all secretive, what are you doing here?"
Qin Wushuang did not even answer. In a flash, with a figure like the cold breeze, he appeared before that guy. That guy raised his blade to slash at him.
Stepping with the "Immortal Virtuous Cloud Steps," Qin Wushuang easily evaded this blade attack. Raising his finger, he shot out a Middle Rushing Sword of the "Coagulated Sword."
In that moment as that guy's wrist trembled, he was hit by this sword light. At the same time, the Ghost Demon Blade also dropped and chopped onto his feet. The pain struck that guy to hold his feet as he cried out.
"Senior Rui, why the hell are you screaming?" From inside the house, an enraged voice shouted.
Qin Wushuang raised his arm and controlled all of the acupoints of that Senior Rui. That Senior Rui opened his mouth and found himself unable to utter a single word.
Qin Wushuang lifted his body and flashed before that door. He extended his head and saw an even younger guy was pushing Shui Ruolan onto the bed with an obscene expression on his face.
Rage erupted in Qin Wushuang's heart as he roared: "Treacherous bandit, you are outrageous!"
He kicked the door open and flashed into the house with the speed of a ghost. Rushing to Shui Ruolan's bed, he covered her body with the quilt.
When that younger guy saw Qin Wushuang, a trace of suspiciousness flashed across his eyes as he retreated out the door. With one glance, he saw that his friend had already collapsed to the ground.
"Senior Rui, what happened to you?"
Qin Wushuang saw that although Shui Ruolan's exterior clothing was open, her underclothes were undamaged. Clearly, she had not been infringed upon. Instantly, he felt much more relaxed inwardly.
Along the way, he also released Shui Ruolan's controlled body and said to her: "Ruolan, I'm sorry, I am late."
Feeling shocked and happy, like a startled lamb, Shui Ruolan appeared extremely shy. However, from her eyes, there was a form of determination that would make one evoke tender affections.
He only heard Shui Ruolan say with a sobbing voice: "Senior Brother Qin, these vicious bandits killed all the villagers, they killed them all…"
When she said that, tears fell like rain down Shui Ruolan's face. When this kind girl who had never undergone these brutal matters in the world suffered such heavy shock, one could imagine the fear inside her.
Qin Wushuang almost exploded when he heard this. He lightly patted Shui Ruolan's shoulder while murderous intentions flashed violently in his eyes. Then, he headed outside in large strides.
That younger man had abandoned his friends and was now trying to run away.
Qin Wushuang shouted: "Treacherous bandits, you still want to leave?"
Without even thinking, Qin Wushuang raise the Graceful Spiritual Bow. With one arrow, without even having the time to look back, the head of that younger guy exploded from being hit by the green jade arrow.
Qin Wushuang did not even look at him and was just about to kill Senior Rui, who was on the ground, with one palm. Suddenly, he remembered something. He sucked with his palm and grabbed that Senior Rui into his hand. Next, he asked with a ruthless stone: "You are Senior Rui, right?"
"Yes…Yes…" Although this Senior Rui appeared to have a forthright outward appearance, he feared death tremendously. Earlier, he was frightened stiff when he saw Qin Wushuang.
Now, he was extremely afraid. His entire body shivered as if he was sifting chaff.
"Who are you." Qin Wushuang did not want to speak extra words for he only wanted to learn the truth of the matter.
That Senior Rui said with stammering: "I…We are people of the New Shoal Village."
"What is that place?"
"It—it's a mountain stronghold."
"This way, you are mountain bandits? Why would you bandits set your eye on this poor village?" Qin Wushuang felt that this Senior Rui was not telling him everything.
"No, not at all. We just passed by here, not to rob the village." That Senior Rui was ashen-faced.
"You are not here to rob the village, but killed all the residents of the village. It seems that you are just born to kill, right?" Qin Wushuang's tone was not friendly.
The body of that Senior Rui had shivered uncontrollably: "I didn't kill them, he, he wanted to kill them."
Senior Rui pointed to that young man who had been shot to death by Qin Wushuang: "He wanted to kill. He said that whoever had seen us must die."
"One must die just for seeing you guys?" Qin Wushuang's voice grew colder, ''This way, you guys cannot go appear broad daylight and committed such shameful deeds. I advise you to spill everything honestly, to avoid a prolonged suffering."
"Young knight, it's really none of my business. I am only his subordinate. This time, we followed our superior's order to head to the Orderly Mountain prefecture. We just passed here and a woodcutter saw us. Then he started to kill. I also tried to talk him out of it, he wouldn't listen to me."
"Heading to the Orderly Mountain prefecture?" When Qin Wushuang heard the three words of Orderly Mountain Prefecture, he was somewhat sensitive. After all, he had just left from there not long ago. Currently, those freelance martial artists still lingered there trying to capture Qin Wushuang for the bounty.
"Why are you going to the Orderly Mountain Prefecture?" Qin Wushuang kept asking.
"I truly don't know about this, we are only heading over there per orders. As for the exact details, the superiors did not inform us. He only said that everything will reveal itself when we arrived."
"So it seems that you are deliberately fooling me, right?"
"No…I wouldn't dare." That Senior Rui immediately protested "I really don't know. I have told you everything I know. I am only following orders."
A trace of suspicion flashed across Qin Wushuang's mind. However, he knew that he would not get anything more out of the mouth of this Senior Rui.
Just when he was about to kill this Senior Rui, Shui Ruolan tottered out from the house.
"Senior Brother Qin…"
When Qin Wushuang saw Shui Ruolan, he immediately walked over: "Ruolan, hurry and get inside the house."
Shui Ruolan shook her head: "No, Senior Brother Qin, you are going to kill him, right?"
"For such a devious villain, how could we face those innocent villagers if we don't kill him?"
With a pale face, when Shui Ruolan thought about those villagers, her heart was throbbing again. Biting her lips lightly, Shui Ruolan said with timidity: "Senior Brother Qin, I don't want any more people to die. I really don't want to see any more dead people."
"If I don't kill him, how could those villagers close their eyes peacefully?"
Senior Rui immediately begged: "Young Master, I really didn't kill anyone. I am only a subordinate. I didn't kill people!"
Shui Ruolan also said: "The one that killed people was that villain, he didn't kill anyone."
"Even if he didn't, he is also an accomplice." Qin Wushuang berated Senior Rui. He had already taken out the Violet Sun sword and steadily advanced toward Senior Rui.
At this moment, suddenly, an auspicious ray of light flashed from the sky. Next, with waves of fragrance that assailed the nostrils dropped from middle of the air rapidly. As a five colored card with the outer appearance of a mystical bird dropped, a few ladies with charming figures walked out. These girls were extremely young as they followed behind a mature woman dressed in palace adornment.
That mature woman had a graceful appearance and her almond-shaped eyes, vermillion lips made her appear awe-inspiring. When she looked around, even Qin Wushuang felt her mighty power.