After all, he was entering deep into the tiger's den. While he had planned for everything, he still had to ensure his own safety. If he did not care about his own safety, most likely he would have given himself away before executing the plan. This would not be something Qin Wushuang wanted to see.
"Hey, friend, you look unfamiliar. Where did you come from? I have a piece of unpolished gem, the highest quality, and it seems to have been extracted from the Heavenly Illusive Lake, would you be interested in taking a look?"
A seemingly honest and considerate freelance martial artist approached him and started to converse with Qin Wushuang.
Qin Wushuang saw he was holding a jadeite colored gem. Yet, he did not express his interest and only smiled while continuing to slowly make his way forward.
Seeing Qin Wushuang smiling, that guy did not give up and chased after him: "I say, Brother, I come with sincerity. I only want to sell this thing, earn some crystal stones. and replace and old weapon for a better one. I saw you that have a majestic appearance, with an imposing presence, elegance, charm, and confidence, you should be an honest person…"
Clearly, this person was eloquent at speaking as he marketed his so-called unpolished gem non-stop.
Seeing him not giving up, Qin Wushuang suddenly stopped his footsteps and laughed: "Brother, if you think I can afford your jade, then you are absolutely wrong. In fact, I am poorer than you."
His words did not offend people either. He did not mention how the jade was of inferior quality, and only mentioned how he was penniless to prevent this person nagging him endlessly.
Indeed, as soon as he spoke these words, the expression of that person changed slightly. He glanced over Qin Wushuang's person and revealed a ferocious expression. Then, he turned around to leave after glaring at him.
Qin Wushuang felt that this person was baffling. At the moment, he did not pay much attention and headed to an intersection. Suddenly, a person bumped into him again. This person had a mustache shaped like a mouse's whiskers. With his shifting eyes, it revealed his cunning personality.
Just as this persons walked by him and was about to pass, he said to Qin Wushuang: "Bro, let me tell you in secret, you just rejected a person of the Bamboo Stone Gang. If you wish to avoid calamity, please follow me."
This person spoke with a sincere tone and appeared act as if he were a Bodhisattva. Since Qin Wushuang was not a youngster that had just ventured out of his den for the first time, of course he would not fall into this trap.
Giving a light sneer, he lifted his feet to walk forward.
"Friend, I truly wanted to help you. If you do not believe me, I promise you will not be able to walk out of this area unscathed! Believe it or not, I can point a way for you!" That guy with the mouse-whisker moustache whispered.
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang sighed with emotion. This was truly a place mixed with fish and dragons. Some lowly methods like this had intended to scam him.
They were bullying him for being a foreign and weak freelance martial artist. If he had went to touch that so-called unpolished gem from that person, there would be two outcomes. Perhaps, he would sell it to Qin Wushuang forcefully. The other more vicious outcome was that the jade might shatter and he would demand compensation.
Since Qin Wushuang did not fall into his trick the first time by not taking that so-called unpolished gem, this next play had come from this guy with the mouse moustache. One would pretend to be the good guy while the other one pretended to be the evil one. In fact, it was a double-play and they were scammers of the same group.
Having experienced the full extent of society for both of his lifetimes, of course, such tricks would not trick Qin Wushuang's keen eyes.
Seeing Qin Wushuang unmoved, that guy with the whisker moustache knew that he had encountered an experienced person. However, since he saw Qin Wushuang's youthfulness, and him being a stranger seemingly without friends, naturally he looked down on him inwardly.
Qin Wushuang walked to a restaurant. Although this guy with the mouse-whiskers hesitated for a moment, he also followed after him boldly.
When Qin Wushuang had entered the restaurant, he walked straight towards the third floor.
When the waiter of the restaurant saw Qin Wushuang, he approached him and said: "May I ask, are you Young Master He?"
Qin Wushuang nodded. That waiter of the restaurant spoke while beaming with a smile: "Your friend is already waiting for you in the VIP room of the third floor!"
The so-called Young Master He was of course, a pseudonym created by Qin Wushuang. Previously, the name Wu Xinghe he had been using to make his way through the Xuan Yuan Mound had been exposed.
This time, by changing his surname to 'He' he had in fact extracted from the three words of Wu Xinghe.
When Qin Wushuang walked to the third floor, that guy with the mouse-like whiskers also followed him as he pretended to be wandering through the restaurant. Qin Wushuang did not know what this person had in mind. But, he did not try to banish him nor berate him.
Bao Bao had been waiting for a while at the third floor. When he saw Qin Wushuang, he immediately called out: "Young Master He, your valuable guests have been waiting for a while."
When he saw a ghost-like person followed behind Qin Wushuang, and through his somewhat bitter-like smiling face, Bao Bao lifted his eyebrow: "Young Master, what's the deal with this person?"
Qin Wushuang laughed: "It's a zealous living Buddha, who said he's going to point a way for me to live."
"A way to live?" Bao Bao sneered, "This guy, would you believe that I can slap you to death with one palm and make you unable to find your own way! If you know the situation, get lost, and do not disturb my precious guest!"
Seeing Bao Bao's demonic expression, inwardly, that guy with the mouse-like whiskers feared to some degree. Since he did not know their background, he expressed his bitterness inwardly and knew that he seemed to have made the wrong judgement.
Initially, these were lowlifes. They only wanted to use extortion and some tricks to scam and take other people's money. Naturally, they were people that bullied the weak and feared the strong.
Upon receiving a fierce treatment from Bao Bao, that guy did not dare to talk back. His expression changed slightly as he hastily headed back down the stairs. When he reached the reception on the first floor, he asked: "Hey, who are those people in the third floor?"
Since this waiter had been in this restaurant for many years, he obviously recognized the background of such a figure. He said with an annoyed tone: "I say friend, our restaurant is a place to make business, go to the Freelance Martial Artist Union if you want to scout for information. We are not responsible for revealing our guests' identity."
Upon getting berated by the waiter, that guy with the mouse-like moustache did not become angered and only smiled apologetically: "I say, Brother, there is no need to speak with such anger. Everyone is making a living through our own ways, I am only asking."
Before the waiter could answer, the restaurant keeper on the side said coldly: "Since everyone is just trying to make a living, you cannot smash our bowl for yours, right? In this restaurant, do not try to stir up trouble. If you affect our guests drinking and eating, then you are hurting our jobs."
More or less, those who could open a restaurant in this lively district had some background. Initially, this guy with the mouse-like moustache was a member of the local Wild Dog Gang. The so-called "Bamboo Stone Gang" was made up by him. Initially, he wanted to bluff Qin Wushuang, this foreigner.
Hearing the words from this elderly keeper, he did not dare to act outrageously. Then, he laughed and approached them to pretend to worm his way into being friends with someone: "Senior keeper, you are a wise person. I saw this person appeared foreign and suspicious and only wanted to inquire. Perhaps, this guy is the public enemy of our Divine Brilliance Prefecture—Qin Wushuang?"
After the Senior keeper heard the three words "Qin Wushuang", his expression changed slightly and shook his head. He laughed: "If any of the random guests that come here was Qin Wushuang, then perhaps, everyone on the street is Qin Wushuang. I say, if you and your Wild Dog Gang wants to contribute for the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, then do some genuine tasks. If you rely on such scams and tricks, ha ha, then if Qin Wushuang had appeared before you, can you catch him?"
That guy with the mouse-like moustache stroke his whiskers and stopped saying a word with a slightly changed expression. Then, he turned around to walk away embarrassed.
On the third floor, a figure emerged from the floor. It was Mole, and he said to Qin Wushuang: "Master, indeed that guy did not come with good intentions."
Instantly, he repeated the conversation between the guy with the moustache, and the keepe, and waiter.
Inside the entire room, besides Qin Wushuang, there was Bao Bao, Lone, and three other elite warriors of the Profound Void Martial Stage that had transformed into human appearances. In total, there were six people inside the room.
Only Jade Hare and Mole did not transform as they were acting as Qin Wushuang's eyes and ears. This time, Qin Wushuang had divided the team into a few groups to avoid prying eyes and ears.
Hearing Mole's report, Qin Wushuang said in a low voice: "That guy should have just been bluffing. Yet, from this point it's apparent to see that this Divine Brilliance Prefecture is extraordinary. In this place, the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect holds a high reputation and prestige. Regardless of the righteous ones or the criminals, they seem to find it honorable to contribute for the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect."
"Boss, this is the effect of elite warriors. Regardless of how bad the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect may be, they would never lack people kissing to their butt."
Qin Wushuang shook his head: "It's not exactly kissing up. Regarding ruling, the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect surely has their way of conducting things. Or else, the people would not be this united."
After he had finished, Qin Wushuang waved his hand: "Let's not discuss this any more. By the way, Bao Bao, how did your scouting go, any clues?"
Bao Bao laughed: "Boss, I feel the boss behind the scene of this restaurant is a great clue."
"Oh?" Qin Wushuang's eyes lit up.
"This restaurant is operated by a major family. This major family is also a local powerhouse. If it were twenty years ago, even being a local powerhouse, he would not be qualified to open a restaurant in this busy district. However, fifteen years ago, the son of this family was chosen by the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. He had become a disciple of the younger generation. The potential of this son should be good, I heard he was already taken in to cultivate as a core disciple."
In the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, the selection of core disciples was based on strength, and would look at one's talent and potential. Within ten years of entering the sect, normally core disciples had a great chance of training up to the Void Martial Stage. If one could not enter the Void Martial Stage in ten years, then he would not become a core disciple.
Such competition was extremely cruel, yet realistic. It was the survival of the fittest.
Since he was able to be chosen as a prospective core disciple, it proved that the son of this great family had extraordinary talent. Even if he was not at the level of Luo Ting, he should be numbered among the exceptional youths in the younger generation.
Qin Wushuang mumbled: "It's no wonder that keeper dared to offend the Wild Dog Gang, the local thug. It seems this restaurant has some ties to the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect."
Bao Bao laughed: "Isn't that right? This place is about a thousand miles away from the Divine Brilliance City, perhaps, each shop here has some ties to the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. If they didn't have this layer of relation, I do not believe each of them would praise them this hard."
Suddenly, Qin Wushuang said: "Bao Bao, call that waiter."
Although Bao Bao did not know Qin Wushuang's intention, he did not dare to tarry and headed downstairs.