"Head Palace Master, this Heavenly Luo Daoist sect is bullying us excessively and has repeatedly violated the ten-thousand-year contract. We should go to the Heavenly Emperor Mountain and file a complaint!" Zhong Wuyin felt indignant at the injustice. Clearly, he felt a profound rage at the actions of the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect.
Tan Zhongchi also nodded sternly: "The journey to the Heavenly Emperor Mountain is far-flung an arduous. However, since the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect has committed such forceful actions, if people of the Heavenly Emperor Mountain do not stop them, sooner or later the human countries would encounter a catastrophic disaster. Initially, the five Forbidden Spiritual Zones unanimously signed the contract. When the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect openly rejected it, not only would the Heavenly Emperor Mountain not suffer this, the other Forbidden Spiritual Zones will also step in. By that time, the Xuan Yuan Mound will become the common enemy of all the other Forbidden Spiritual Zones. The Heavenly Luo Daoist sect would not be able to bear this responsibility!"
However, Zhuo Buqun gave a long sigh: "It's easy to talk about filing a complaint, yet for this matter, since we haven't got any reliable evidence, how could we accuse the Heavenly Luo?"
Qin Wushuang's viewpoint was similar to Zhuo Buqun as he said: "Palace Masters, you must go to the Heavenly Emperor Mountain. However, just filing a complaint will not work. At least, the faraway water will not quench our present thirst."
"Wushuang, do you have any good strategies?" Tan Zhongchi was used to the demonic performance of his disciple as he asked with expectation.
"Teacher, I plan to set up an ambush at the border of the Dispersed Praying Mountain and not let any of these freelance martial artists return alive. Only when I've killed them to this extent to instill fear will this matter will have a result. All other methods will not be as effective as killing!"
Qin Wushuang's awe-inspiring tone and unyielding attitude had surprised the five Palace Masters. His attitude was unimaginable to them in the past. It was because Qin Wushuang would always leave some leeway when he carried out his tasks. Unless it went beyond the limit of his tolerance, in which case, he would use all possible means and unleash his full fury.
However, after some thought, they understood the reason behind his stance. Qin Wushuang had always carried a deep affection toward his family and his sect. The Heavenly Luo Daoist sect had used rumors to target Stargaze Palace and the Heavenly Royal Mansion. Indeed, it had gone beyond Qin Wushuang's limit of tolerance.
Tan Zhongchi was moved and said: "Wushuang, with your power alone, wouldn't it be somewhat impossible to carry out this gigantic task? By the way, where are your two friends?"
They had met the Gold Monkey King and the Purple Flame Electric Beast. They knew that they were Qin Wushuang's competent helper. Feeling his heart ache, Qin Wushuang shook his head: "Teacher, Bao Bao and Lone are missing."
"Missing? Why? Because of the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect?"
"Heavenly Luo Daoist sect? They are not qualified!" Qin Wushuang's tone was grave, "The powerhouses involved in this matter are stronger than the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect! Let's not talk about this. Palace Masters, you will also make preparations at the Stargaze Palace. I will set up a line of defense at the entrance of the Dispersed Praying Mountain. For your side, you must also prepare to retreat at anytime. Of course, I will use all my power to not stop any of the freelance martial artists from entering the human countries!"
"Wushuang, it's too dangerous for you to go alone!" Tan Zhongchi revealed his extreme concern.
"Teacher, please believe in me. Although Bao Bao and Lone aren't present, this time during my journey to the Xuan Yuan Mound, it's not like I have not gained anything. I also have enough trump cards to deal with them!"
Tan Zhongchi and Zhuo Buqun exchanged a glance and nodded slowly. This time, they saw an unprecedented aggressiveness from Qin Wushuang.
It made them realize that Qin Wushuang's growth had surpassed their perceptions. It was time to let him assume personal responsibility and even lead the overall situation.
"Wushuang, be extra careful. You can make an all-out effort, but you must never force yourself." Tan Zhongchi patted Qin Wushuang's shoulder.
"For our side, we will follow the plan and have the Core disciples wait at the border of the Endless Eastern Sea. Once the battle situation gets tough, we will immediately send them inside the Endless Eastern Sea. Wushuang, if you cannot hold it, you will regroup with us near the exit of the Endless Eastern Sea, understand?"
"Head Palace Master, this way, that Luo Guiyun has already confessed? You've already gotten the third spiritual key?" Qin Wushuang was extremely satisfied, "Ok, with this contingency, I am more assured."
The Head Palace Master said with a smile: "Wushuang, this is all your contribution. If it weren't for you, how could those people of the Nine Raven Temple give us the "Soul Scouring Technique?" That third spiritual key had been hidden at the back mountain behind the Archaic Mysterious sect's mountain gate. If we didn't have this skill, it would have been difficult for us to acquire this third spiritual key."
"Lin Dian's group has been tamed?" Qin Wushuang asked again.
"This Lin Dian is rather something." Zhuo Buqun praised him, "After he had arrived here, he clearly knew his position and never went overboard with his actions. He respected the five Palace Masters deeply and contributed a lot to the Stargaze Palace. Wushuang, this is still your contribution."
Qin Wushuang said with a smile: "When they completely integrate with the Stargaze Palace, they will make even more contributions."
"Palace Masters, this time I came back in secret, and the outside world has no clue. Please don't leak my whereabouts. This way, when I set up an ambush at the Disperse Praying Mountain, I will catch them off guard."
"Of course." All five Palace Masters answered.
Under the desperate situation, Qin Wushuang did not have anytime to reminisce. He discussed the plans with the Stargaze five Palace Masters and promised that if he could not stop the invasion of the freelance martial artists, Qin Wushuang would regroup with them at the border of the Endless Eastern Sea.
Of course, all arrangements had been carried out in secret.
After he had made the arrangements with the Stargaze Palace, on the next day, Qin Wushuang returned to the Heavenly Royal Mansion in the Bai Yue Country in discreet. On Qin Lianshan's side, they had made the preparations for a hunting trip.
Of course, this was only a diversion. Qin Lianshan had already handed a list of names to Qin Wushuang. In total, there were only about seventy to eighty people.
This group of people were the core members of the Heavenly Royal Mansion. The hunting team departed and entered the hinterlands of the Great Cang Mountain after going around the road. They had come to the top of that sheer cliff and entered with the use of rope. Through eliminating countless difficulties, they had helped everyone to settle down. This way, their actions avoided all eyes and ears.
Qin Wushuang came to the cave and spent the night with his family. He talked about his experience in the Xuan Yuan Mound. Besides omitting the part of the Seven Deadly Formation Arrays, he talked about everything else in detail.
Qin Lianshan listened as if drunk and stupefied: "Qin Clan… Indeed, all the Qin Clan in the world do not forget their roots. Wushuang, that Hundred Leaf Qin clan also possesses good morality. That Senior Qin Shixun sounded quite imposing."
When Qin Wushuang remembered Qin Shixun, he felt another wave of sadness inwardly. He remembered Qin Shixun's last words, he did not forget to return to the Heavenly Emperor Mountain. Even in death, his body must be buried inside the Qin ancestral grave.
"Father, this armour set is at the Void Martial Stage. I have no use for it anymore and I will give it to you."
Qin Wushuang gave that Void Martial Stage armour set acquired from the Third Circle of the Seven Deadly Formation Arrays to Qin Lianshan. With this equipment, even the attack from the Perfect Stage of the Spiritual Martial Force would not harm his father.
"Uncle, are you leaving again?" Little Chengcheng raised his little head and asked innocently.
"Chengcheng, uncle is going to beat the bad guys."
Qin Wushuang stood up and said to Qin Lianshan: "Father, you will just stay here and it's suitable to train. I will head to the Dispersed Praying Mountain pass and ambush those desperate freelance martial artists. If the situation becomes grave, I will return to the Great Cang Mountain and take you guys to a safer place!"
"Good! Wushuang, take care!"
"Take care!" Qin Xiu and Da Xi Ming went up and hugged Qin Wushuang.
After bidding farewell to his family, without any hesitation, Qin Wushuang departed to the border of the Dispersed Praying Mountain. He was already extremely familiar with the area.
Along the way, Qin Wushuang also acted with discretion and made sure that no freelance martial artists arriving ahead of time headed towards the Great Luo Empire. After two days, Qin Wushuang arrived at the Nine Raven Empire, at the border of the Disperse Praying Mountain.
Although Qin Wushuang was at the Refined Void Martial Stage, he had to pass through those fixed entrances. It was because the other places along the border had strong spiritual ward formed by the most powerful elite warriors from the five Forbidden Spiritual Zones. Except the fixed entrance and exits, it would be impossible to pass through other sealed spiritual wards!
Of course, with Qin Wushuang's current method, it was easy for him to pass through the fixed entrance. This day, he had arrived at the Sky Breaking city on the border of the Dispersed Praying Mountain.
This was the last city between the human countries and the Forbidden Spiritual Zones. Of course, Qin Wushuang was familiar with it as he had come here in the past.
He planned to rest for the night at the Sky Breaking city and enter the Dispersed Praying Mountain on the next day. Raising his head, he saw an inn. Just as Qin Wushuang walked in, a figure also walked out from the inn.
This figure was petite and as she raised her head, she was surprised when she saw Qin Wushuang: "Young Master Qin…"
When Qin Wushuang had come to the Sky Breaking City, he had worn masks. This time, he had restored his true appearance and kept a low-profile. He thought that no one should recognize him. Yet, unexpectedly, he had met an acquaintance.
"Lady Little Bamboo? What are you doing here?"
This figure was no other than Little Bamboo, Mu Rong Xu's personal maid!
Revealing an overjoyed expression, Little Bamboo chuckled: "I'm not the only one that's here, my Mistress is also here. Alright, I will tell her now."
After she had finished, she made a wry face at Qin Wushuang and quickly rushed upstairs.
Meeting with Mu Rong Xu by chance, instantly, Qin Wushuang remembered that meeting with Mu Rong Qianji. Then, scenes of his numerous encounters with Mu Rong Xu reappeared in his mind, which gave Qin Wushuang an extremely pleasant feeling.
While he was lost in his thoughts, Little Bamboo had already come back down: "Young Master, my Mistress is upstairs."
When he saw Mu Rong Xu again, she still appeared graceful and charming. Only, from her entire body, there were some traces of exhaustion from the travelling.
When she saw Qin Wushuang, Mu Rong Xu was somewhat apologetic as she spoke softly: "Young Master Qin, I am sorry."
Qin Wushuang laughed straightforwardly: "Miss Mu Rong has been a great benefactor numerous times, why are you sorry?"
"Young Master Qin, my Mistress has already learned about the bounty on your head from the Xuan Yuan Mound. She feels extremely apologetic about it. You know, my Mistress was planning to head to the Stargaze Palace to deliver this information." Little Bamboo spoke quickly.
"Miss Mu Rong, this matter had been caused by the tyrannical actions of the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect. I've already delivered the information back to the Stargaze, thank you for your worry, Miss Mu Rong."
Hearing the words of Qin Wushuang, Mu Rong Xu felt slightly more reassured.
Yet, Little Bamboo said as she felt aggrieved: "Heavenly Luo Daoist sect is truly shameless. I suspect that second level assassination warrant had been the action of that Luo Ting!"
Qin Wushuang smiled indifferently and did not speak.
"Young Master Qin, I heard that you had been to the Xuan Yuan Mound, is this rumor true?"
"That's true." Qin Wushuang did not conceal it. After calculating the days, it would not be too sudden an appearance for him to be at the Dispersed Praying Mountain.
Little Bamboo opened her mouth as she wanted to ask again. Yet, she heard Mu Rong Xu say: "Girl, you are so talkative."
Little Bamboo flashed her tongue and said with a grin: "Mistress, aren't you feeling depressed with all the words stuck in your heart? Wouldn't it be good for me to be your messenger?"
Next, Little Bamboo asked with a smile: "Young Master Qin, I heard that our patriarch had also come out and issued a bounty to meet with you. I'm curious to know if he had met with you."
Hearing the question from Little Bamboo, Mu Rong Xu also fixed her concerned gaze at Qin Wushuang. Clearly, she also wanted to know the answer.