The more heavily-guarded the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect appeared, the more suspicious Qin Wushuang became. It seemed that Senior Lu Xianlou had thoroughly investigated the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. Perhaps, the route he drew and the hidden metaphor inside the mural may be genuine.
If the Heavenly Sun Mountain did not have unknown life lines, it would be unnecessary for the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect to guard the entire mountain with tight security. They had set up an impenetrable defense and occupied the entire mountain as their own.
After passing numerous heavily-guarded passes, Qin Wushuang and his group finally arrived at the base of the Wolf Ivory Peak. This peak was the training ground for core disciples of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect.
This Wolf Ivory Peak should not be underestimated as it had the size of at least ten thousand miles. The entire Heavenly Sun Mountain also stretched far and continuously for about a few ten thousand miles.
After Qin Wushuang had entered the Heavenly Sun Mountain, he had sensed the spiritual influence of a paradise. Throwing away his prejudice of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, this place was indeed extremely fabulous and deserving of being praised as a fortunate place.
After turning around the hill, crowded buildings appeared within a sea of bamboo trees. These buildings were a minor courtyard of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect.
Upon studying the map, Qin Wushuang knew that this should be the "Sea of Bamboo Courtyard." This courtyard was the most unique one belonging to the core disciples.
With its' beautiful scenery and rich spiritual Qi, this place could be said to be one of the few core areas for the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect.
Before Qin Wushuang and his people could approach that Sea of Bamboo Courtyard, they were stopped by disciples laying in wait.
"Who are you, charging into the Sea of Bamboo Courtyard?"
Landlord Zuo immediately hurried to speak carefully: "Senior Brothers, I am Zuo Shao's father Zuo Yuting."
This Landlord Zuo had a rather elegant name.
"Senior Brother Zuo Shao's father?" Those disciples did not seem to lack respect toward Zuo Shao. They sheathed their weapons and one of the disciple nodded as he saw Landlord Zuo's appearance: "That's right, I recognized Uncle Zuo."
Landlord Zuo immediately cupped his hands into a salute: "Ha ha, this should be Senior Brother Tu."
That disciple of the surname Tu immediately said: "I am Senior Brother Zuo Shao's junior, please do not call me senior brother, or else you are embarrassing me."
Landlord Zuo laughed: "Alright, Junior Brother Tu, may I ask if Shakyamuni Chong Guang is here?"
That disciple of the surname Tu said: "The Shakyamuni is guarding the headquarters, the training of the core disciples have been charged to elders such as Luo Xiang and Luo Yang."
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang was moved. Not all names of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect would make Qin Wushuang's heart stir. However, it was not his first time hearing the name of Luo Yang.
For your information, this Luo Yang was Zuo Tianci's uncle and he was also a major chest piece in the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect's control of the Nine Palace Faction in the human countries.
The direct backbone behind Zuo Tianci was Luo Yang.
Although Luo Yang was only one of the forty to fifty Elders in the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect and at the Profound Void Martial Stage, he was still a powerful figure despite not being at the peak.
This time, he was sent here to oversee the training of the core disciples. Unexpectedly, Qin Wushuang had bumped into him.
After a moment of silence, Landlord Zuo asked: "Then are these Elders present in this Courtyard?"
"Only Elder Luo Yang is here, the other two Elders are in the back of the Wolf Ivory Peak. They have been gone for a few days."
Landlord Zuo said: "I see. Then I must trouble you to announce me. I didn't have a chance to pay a visit to Elder Luo Yang."
"Wait a moment."
In a moment, that Tu disciple had returned and said to Landlord Zuo: "Elder Luo Yang asks you to come in."
Landlord Zuo was incredibly familiar with this place and it was clearly not his first time here. When they arrived at the Sea of Bamboo Courtyard, another person led them in.
In a moment, they had arrived at the place where Elder Luo Yang would receive guests.
Landlord Zuo knew the rules well as he had given the gifts first. The heavy gifts he had prepared for Shakyamuni Chong Guang could only be divided between the three Elders.
In the past, it was only Shakyamuni Chong Guang overseeing this place. Now, with the three Elders joining hands to govern this place, it had caught Landlord Zuo somewhat unprepared. As a result, he could only separate the gifts into three portions. However, despite separating the gifts into three sets, the gifts still appeared sufficiently generous.
No one would blame one who had carried with them a number of generous gifts. At least when Elder Luo Yang had received gifts, he seemed much happier. When he saw Landlord Zuo, he carried a half-smile on his face.
"It's my honor to meet with you, Elder Luo Yang." Landlord Zuo had shown enough courtesy.
"Ha ha, Zuo Shao's great father. Good good. You are wonderful. You do look well, it seems you have a rather big foundation in the River Gate State City."
Among the higher-ups of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, this Luo Yang could be said to be one of the greedier ones. Although he did hold a high position, he did not have much genuine authority and had not gained much profits.
Since he had now earned some profits, of course he was overjoyed at this moment.
"Ha ha, before Elder Luo Yang, those little foundations are not worth mentioning. If you are ever free, please come and grace my shabby home."
"Wouldn't that be too intrusive? Ha ha." Luo Yang did have such intentions and spoke a few spurious words of courtesy.
"Your words have regarded me as an outsider. If you are willing to come to my little home, you will surely bring fortune to my humble dwelling. Certainly the Feng Shui would become more prosperous in the future."
"You speak funny words. Regarding this matter, my younger sister's husband also had the surname of Zuo. Unfortunately, ah…it's not necessary to mention those gloomy things." For a moment, Luo Yang remembered his younger sister's family, his nephew Zuo Tianci, and appeared somewhat dejected.
He changed the topic and asked: "For this visit, did you have any emergencies?"
"Ha ha." Landlord Zuo appeared somewhat embarrassed, "It's actually not some major business. As one grows older, the less one can accomplish. I have too much free time and want to see my son. Elder Luo Yang, usually how often does my Zuo Shao comes down the mountain?"
"The time of coming down from the mountain is not fixed." Luo Yang said in a low voice.
"Then…Could you inform him to come down the mountain alone?" Landlord Zuo tried to ask.
"It's allowed during normal times. However, it's forbidden since the past few months. Last time before Head Dao Warrior had left, he had given an unquestionable order that all core disciples must train strictly. They must pour all efforts into training and train in seclusion for six months. Before six months, no one can come down the mountain."
Luo Yang appeared to be in a somewhat difficult situation.
"Half a year? I am curious as to how long has passed?"
"Not much time is left, only a month remains. Certainly they will come out before Celebration of the Dead. By that time the Dao Warriors will also rush back altogether and hold a worshipping ceremony for the ancestors. Not a single disciple would be allowed to miss this event, unless they were in faraway lands and unable to make it back."
Since Luo Yang had taken Landlord Zuo's presents, he had given a rather detailed explanation.
Currently, Landlord Zuo's spiritual perception was being controlled by Qin Wushuang as he asked: "The Head Dao Warriors have gone to pursue and eliminate that human kid, Qin Wushuang, right?"
When Luo Yang heard the three words "Qin Wushuang", instantly a incomparably malevolent expression appeared on his face. Surges of piercing murderous intentions flashed across his eyes as he nodded slowly: "It's that human kid! This kid is rather a miracle! I am deeply regretful that when he was om the human countries, I did not strangle him in the cradle in time!"
Luo Yang was expressing pain from the bottom of his heart. Whenever he remembered how Zuo Tianci had died at Qin Wushuang's hands, his heart would emit waves of throbbing pain.
In comparison, although Luo Ting had died and was also his clansman, his bloodline was not as close as his own nephew, Zuo Tianci.
Therefore, inside Luo Yang's heart, the death of Luo Ting had not affected him as much as Zuo Tianci's death.
"Ah, to nurture a tiger invites calamity. This Qin Wushuang has caused Head Dao Warrior to step out, it's also rather rare. However, since Head Dao Warrior has stepped out, this kid can only count his remaining days."
Inwardly, Luo Yang kept smiling bitterly, the Head Dao Warrior stepping out? What about it? A few months have already passed and he had even not caught a single hair?
"I only hope that before the Celebration of Dead, the Head Dao Warrior will bring back Qin Wushuang's head. This way, our ghosts demanding vengeance for the sect will rest in peace."
Luo Yang's complexion had appeared extremely distorted. He could not remain calm when he thought about Zuo Tianci's death.
"There would not be a problem. I heard people of the River Gate State City said that Qin Wushuang seemed to have appeared at the Dan Xia prefecture. He had also asked a local craftsman to make some tools."
Luo Yang waved his hand: "Those are old stories and not news. Lu Xianlou already killed himself to atone for his sins. However, we did not catch that kid in the end."
When Qin Wushuang heard these words, inwardly, he felt a surge of sadness. Indeed, Senior Lu Xianlou had died. Although Qin Wushuang and Lu Xianlou had only met twice, they seemed to have shared a friendship for a few hundred of years. They had shared a great mutual understanding. Upon hearing such terrible news, Qin Wushuang could not help but feel his heart throbbing with pain as he felt immense sorrow at the passing of Lu Xianlou.
To him, Lu Xianlou was not his teacher nor friend. He could not even be said to be an acquaintance. However, the things left by Lu Xinalou allowed Qin Wushuang to develop a kind of feeling that he must carry on the responsibility. It was as if he were the heir to Lu Xianlou's legacy.
When he heard this news, he could not help but mourn for him.
"Master Lu, although I knew that you had set a death wish at that moment, without a question, your death had added another heavy blow to the deep blood feud between me and the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. Please rest assured, I will collect on each of the grievances against the sect. Perhaps, not long now, it would be time for them to repay the debt!"
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang prayed silently. If Lu Xianlou's spirit had not already gone far away, he hoped he could hear his thoughts.
The bitter resentment between him and the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect had reached an unprecedented level.
Landlord Zuo opened his mouth for he seemed to talk a bit more. However, Luo Yang obviously would not be willing to discuss more of their internal matters with outsiders. Immediately, he said: "Zuo, to see your son, you should have come after the Celebration of the Dead. You have come at a bad time now. How about you go back for now and return in a month? Unless, of course, you have the patience, then you can wait here. As long as you do not enter the Wolf Ivory Peak recklessly, it's not a problem to stay here for a while."
These words were exactly what Qin Wushuang were looking for. This way, the news about core disciples like Zuo Shao going into secluded training for half a year was a fortuitous opportunity for him.
Landlord Zuo pretended to ponder over it for a moment and spoke after a moment: "I would have nothing to do if I returned. It would be rather a joyful experience for me to experience the charm of the giant Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. Elder Luo Yang, I will stay here and impose on you for a month. In turn, I will prepare another set of gifts as compensation for staying here for a month."
Luo Yang laughed: "Zuo, you are too kind."
Although the words were spoken gracefully, his tone did not show a sense of rejection. In Qin Wushuang's eyes, of course he had identified Luo Yang as a greedy figure.
Being greedy was also a form of weakness. Presently, Qin Wushuang needed to grab ahold of all of his enemies weaknesses. In this Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, despite having the main force absent, there must still be a lot of elite warriors remaining. Therefore, Qin Wushuang must take all advantages the he could get.
Perhaps, this Luo Yang would be a nice opening!