Qin Wushuang and his group returned to the Dispersed Praying Mountain. Bao Bao went to visit the Monkey King Mountain. Both parties agreed to meet again at the Monkey King Mountain.
When Qin Wushuang returned to the human countries, he was more cautious. He sent his family to the Stargaze Palace. As soon as the grass bends as the wind stirred, they would enter the Endless Eastern Sea.
Since the enemy did not have the Spiritual Key to activate the Endless Eastern Sea, Qin Wushuang did not have the slightest worry even if the Head Dao Warrior of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect personally came. Despite being the Great Dao Warrior of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, they would not be able to unlock the seal on the Endless Eastern Sea easily.
After Qin Wushuang had taken care of everything, he did not tarry any longer and headed towards the Xuan Yuan Mound after regrouping with Bao Bao at the Monkey King Mountain.
This time, Qin Wushuang learned from their experience to not participate in any matters along the way. They had only left Ying Long to scout the situation at the border between Xuan Yuan Mound and Disperse Praying Mountain. Once an emergency situation arised, he would deliver the news to Qin Wushuang through any and all means.
Currently, Qin Wushuang only had one goal for this journey, and that would be the headquarter of the Heavenly Emperor Qin Clan. To arrive at that Heavenly Emperor headquarter, he must travel across at least a few hundred thousand miles of land. To Qin Wushuang, this was a massive challenge.
Yet, honor did not allow Qin Wushuang to glance back. With Qin Shixun's remains scarcely cold yet, Qin Wushuang must fulfill his wish, entrusted to him during Qin Shixun's final moments.
As they travelled forward, soon they passed that Orderly Mountain Prefecture. Along the way, Qin Wushuang had strangely kept a low-profile. Despite his actions, he still encountered some troublesome matters. However, all these matters had been dealt by Qin Wushuang through an ingenuous way.
Of course, training was the most important aspect along the journey. After the battle with Luo Ting, Qin Wushuang had gained the most profound experience, there was a great gap between his own strength and the true elite warriors. He had to hurry and close this gap.
Thus, besides travelling, everyday he would undergo training. After walking for more than half a month, they had arrived at a major place called the Danxia Prefecture.
This Danxia Prefecture was slightly different than Orderly Mountain and Judge Mountain Prefecture. The territory of the Danxia Prefecture was extremely wide wherein several powerful sects resided.
Among them, there were second-rate major powerhouse on par with the scope of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect.
Because of the existence of these powerhouses, it allowed the Danxia Prefecture to hold a decent status across the entire Xuan Yuan Mound. In the Xuan Yuan Mound, they were ranked in the top fifteen.
Qin Wushuang walked with Bao Bao and Lone through the main street of the capital city of the Danxia Prefecture. The liveliness that bustled around them had even surpassed the Orderly Mountain and Judge Mountain Prefecture.
Qin Wushuang's purpose for this journey was to visit a craftsman. In this Danxia Prefecture, this craftsman excelled at making all sorts of different spiritual talismans.
This time, Qin Wushuang had come to ask this master craftsman to craft several goods.
After they had passed a few streets, they wound up in a remote area as they continued to walk. Qin Wushuang frowned and said: "The map drawn by Ying Long should be correct, no?"
"He must have some guts to do it wrong." Bao Bao laughed.
As he raised his head, he saw that this was already an area that appeared like the slums. All different kind of alleys intertwined to give one a dirty and disordered feel.
"It's really strange, could it be that figure at the master level has strange habits? Could it be that this Master Lu Xianlou likes to live in this remote place?"
The spiritual talisman craftsman that Qin Wushuang was about to visit was called Lu Xianlou. Across the entire Xuan Yuan Mound, he had high reputation.
The spiritual talisman he made were the absolutely best quality. In the Xuan Yuan Mound, there were innumerable people that begged him to make a spiritual talisman.
However, this Master Lu Xianlou only made talisman through judging people's appearances.
There were three kinds of people in which he would not receive…
Firstly, he would not receive those unpleasant to the eyes.
Secondly, he would not receive those notorious ones.
The last condition was the most realistic, he would not receive those who could not pay.
The last two conditions were fine. For the first one, no one had the confidence. In fact, judging those unpleasant to the eyes meant it would come from one's four emotions at that instant.
After they had walked for a while, with Bao Bao's sharp senses, he glanced an unnoticeable shop sign in the little alley to the left. A simple word "Lu" was written on top of it.
"Don't tell me it's here?" Bao Bao almost could not believe his eyes, "It's not that this place is not good, only this Master is surely capable of enduring loneliness. A famous person like him is able to endure loneliness in such place, for sure he is different than others."
Qin Wushuang did not find it strange. In fact, many ancient people from Qin Wushuang's previous world enjoyed living in seclusion and were willing to bear the loneliness.
Perhaps, Master Lu Xianlou was a person that did not care about fame or fortune.
"Bao Bao, it's possible that this is the breadth of mind and stage possessed only by those at the Master level. If it were someone that could not endure the loneliness, how could they become a Master? A master would not come from surrounding oneself with sycophants, but through bits of hard work. Although I am an outsider regarding this spiritual talisman crafting, for any skill, the most valuable part would always be the extreme refinement. Bao Bao, let's go and take a look. Before a true master, we mustn't neglect."
Qin Wushuang had come this time as he wanted to craft a useful tool. Regarding this tool, his inspiration was evoked after he saw Luo Ting use it.
The spiritual perception message jade used by Luo Ting had allowed him to communicate with Luo Tongtian, the Head Dao Warrior of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect a hundred thousand miles away. This proved that message jade was extremely useful.
Qin Wushuang knew that this treasure was extremely important. In the human countries, he had never witnessed such item. The costs to manufacture this talisman would not be bearable to the those in the human countries.
As he dwelled on the thought, he reached the entrance of the shop. This shop was not big and it was situated next to the little alley built by layers of green slate.
A young man dressed in a apprentice's clothing held a sculpting knife at the entrance and was sculpting with utmost seriousness on a stone stand. Each move he made showcased his incredible concentration and focus.
Qin Wushuang saw that he was absorbed in his sculpting, he was reluctant to disturb him. He stopped Bao Bao and Lone's barbarous manner, and stood on the side quietly to admire the exceptional work of this young man.
Although Qin Wushuang did not understand sculpting, he had the appreciation. In his former world, Qin Wushuang had stolen many legendary works from overseas. It had included all different kinds of refined artistic works. Thus, although his appreciation of the arts was not professional, he still had his own insights.
As soon as he saw the sculpting skill, he felt that there was a sense of allure within the work. Certainly this would not be an ordinary piece of work that could allow Qin Wushuang to evoke such feeling.
Qin Wushuang stood to the side and watched patiently. Apparently, that young man was sculpting the eyes of the sculpture. Eyes were the window to one's heart. If the eyes were sculpted with charm, the entire work would come alive. Vivid and lifelike, the work would give off a kind of charm that could intoxicate people.
That young man frowned, appearing to be deep in thought as he was clearly hesitating on how to draw it.
He turned his head abruptly and saw Qin Wushuang watching him attentively. He slowly seemed to have realized something as he clapped his hands and laughed: "There it is."
He held the sculpting knife and started to chisel the block.
After a few simple marks, a pair of eyes full of brightness and expression appeared.
Bao Bao and Lone were extremely surprised: "This…The expression of the eyes. Boss, why do these eyes appear so familiar?" These two looked at this sculpture in disbelief and looked at Qin Wushuang. They could not help but let out a cry: "Boss, this is you?"
This young man had acted according to the situation and caught Qin Wushuang's eyes from that instant. His spiritual perception had become clear that instant and he had sculpted Qin Wushuang's eyes into this sculpture through a few chisels. With the work appearing vivid and lifelike, it was no wonder that Bao Bao and Lone had cried in astonishment.
Qin Wushuang also felt bewildered. This skill had surpassed his imaginations. Such skillful craftsman had existed in the world. Such marvelous creation excelling nature had existed that even made Qin Wushuang exclaim with admiration.
When Qin Wushuang looked at the eyes of this sculpture, he could almost feel a kind of resonance.
"Marvelous, such wonderful skill, it's truly a magnificent work. Indeed, masters live among the people! It doesn't matter where the master lives, what matters is talent. Despite your young age, you have such marvelous skill. Could it be you are Master Lu's disciple?"
"Master Lu?" That young man showed a confused look, "Who's that?"
Qin Wushuang and Bao Bao looked at each other with dismay. The signboard on top of the shop had clearly written with a word "Lu". Why did this young man ask this question? Could it be that this young man was not related with the master here?
If they were not related, why was he sculpting at the door of Master Lu's shop and did not seem to be an outsider.
"Could it be that this is not Master Lu Xianlou's house?"
That young man raised his eyebrow: "If you looking for Lu Xianlou, you are at the right place. If you looking for some Master Lu, this place does not have him."
"Yes yes, we are looking for Lu Xianlou. Young man, is Lu Xianlou your senior? Or is he your teacher or ancestor?" Bao Bao kept asking a trail of questions.
That young man rolled his eyes: "You guys know Lu Xianlou?"
"Of course not, we are here to pay him a visit."
That young man said: "Since you guys do not know who Lu Xianlou is, how do you know if he is fat or skinny? Old or young? Why would you think I am Lu Xianlou's disciple or descendant?"
Bao Bao chuckled: "Then you must not be his ancestor."
That young man rolled his eyes again for Bao Bao: "I am Lu Xianlou."
As soon as he spoke these words, not to mention Bao Bao and Lone, even Qin Wushuang was dumbstruck. This young man was Lu Xianlou?
Slowly regaining his senses, Qin Wushuang finally realized the light: "So you are Master Lu Xianlou, I thought you were his disciple or descendant. I thought that the student had surpassed the master. Now it seems that the true masterwork is after all, rare."
Lu Xianlou chuckled and did not buy Qin Wushuang's words. He carried that sculpture back to the house and said: "Ok, tell me, why are you looking for me, do you know that I don't receive three types of people?"
"Yes, of course we know." Bao Bao replied, "You will not receive those unpleasant to the eyes, those notorious ones, and those who cannot afford. Is that right?"
"That's right." Lu Xianlou said indifferently, "When you came here, you did not disturb me. The first time I looked at you, I let you into my work. Of course, you are not unpleasant to my eyes. You have passed this one. Next, you must tell me where you came from, and your identity. Then, you must show proof that you are able to pay the fee for my commission!"