Indeed, money will make a devil turn millstones. With one set of gifts plus an empty promise, it had allowed an elder like Luo Yang to treat Landlord Zuo favorably.
The Sea of Bamboo Courtyard could be said to be the most supreme villa of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. In the sect, only core disciples were qualified to live here.
The Sea of Bamboo Courtyard was also a place where ten thousand Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect disciples tried hard to worm their way in.
After Qin Wushuang and his group settled in in the guest rooms, Luo Yang had specifically sent a few caring servants to serve them. Certainly, he was being meticulous.
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang laughed that this Luo Yang was so greedy for money. Of course, he had been eagerly attentive due to Landlord Zuo's earlier promise that he would prepare another set of gifts for him.
At night, Luo Yang set up a feast to treat Landlord Zuo. Of course, he would not be spending this money from his own pocket. During the feast, Luo Yang asked many questions regarding the River Gate State City in which Landlord Zuo had given answers where not a drop of water would leak out.
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang was thanking lady luck. Fortunately Landlord Zuo was the real one. If they were to use a puppet, he would never be capable of answer all these questions fluently and with precision.
At this time, Landlord Zuo's strength was shown. He had maneuvered the mood adequately and livened up the atmosphere. A few subtle words of flattery and praise had made Luo Yang extremely overjoyed.
"Come come come, Junior Zuo, it feels like we have known each other all along. Your eloquence has made us, old men who hide in the mountain to train, feel ashamed."
Luo Yang was not being humble. For figures like them at the Elder level, training had consumed most of their daily lives. They did not have much time to study thoroughly those worldly dealings and business. Therefore, in terms of social discourse, they were much less smooth and less eloquent than Landlord Zuo, who had been making his way in the secular world.
Landlord Zuo laughed: "Elder Luo Yang, if my training potential can match to you and all the elders, I would not have spent so much effort to exercise my way of speaking. Since I do not have much strength, I needed to work on my eloquence."
"It seems your strength is not weak either." Luo Yang gave a few measuring looks at Landlord Zuo.
"If I have not spent hard-earned capital to purchase the materials to refine pills, and begged seniors of the sect to craft a few Transformation Void Martial Stage pills, I am afraid I would not have advanced into the Transformation stage in my entire life." Landlord Zuo did not try to cover up his faults and laughed frankly, "Of course, the materials I have prepared were mediocre and unable to make the Transformation Void pills of the supreme quality. This means the Transformation Void Martial Stage is my limit."
This matter had shared the same principle as those Upper Sky Initial Stage Pills. If the pill were not at the supreme quality, once consumed, it meant that you had compromised your potential for immediate gain and you would not achieve another breakthrough in your entire lifetime.
However, consuming the pill of the supreme quality would not cause one this issue. After consumption, one would still be able to climb to a higher stage.
For example, the Sky Pilfered Pill left by Lu Xianlou to Qin Wushuang in the deep abyss treasure box was a kind that had surpassed those pills of the supreme quality. It was pill that could defy the natural order and allow one to unconditionally increase their level by one.
For such master work, besides needing a great amount of money, it would need the most supreme materials. Indeed, it could be called a fortuitous event that would not occur in a hundred years.
Currently, Qin Wushuang understood the reason how Landlord Zuo was able to reach the Transformation Void Martial Stage but was unable to join the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect.
Unexpectedly, the words of Landlord Zuo had triggered Luo Yang's thoughts. He gave a light sigh and said: "Junior Zuo, when you are able to consume the Transformation Void Pill without hesitation, it proves that you have courage. It's a sore spot for me that until today, I am still mired in the Profound Void Martial Stage. I am afraid that even until the end of my days, it would be difficult to achieve a breakthrough…"
Landlord Zuo smiled apologetically: "With you at the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect and training at the Heavenly Sun Mountain, there will always be a chance for unexpected fortuitous opportunity. This is incomparable to what I have. I believe that you will certainly break into the Perfect Void Martial Stage through your own power."
Luo Yang gave a long sigh: "If that day ever comes, I will for sure remember your words today."
"I will await your good news at the River Gate State City."
Luo Yang gave a bitter smile and in the end, he still suppressed his illusion by rationality. He said with bitterness: "Honestly, I do not have any confidence. I am prepared that if I do not achieve a breakthrough in thirty years, I will consume the pill and forcefully charge into the Perfect Void Martial Stage. Whether I succeed or not, I leave it to fate."
The higher one's strength and level were, the lower the success rate of the pill's effect. Regarding Luo Yang's choice, Landlord Zuo could understand.
After all, when you had reached the end of your predestined lifespan, regardless of your high pride, you were left without a choice but to resign to fate. In comparison to sitting and waiting for death, one would rather give it a try. Even if taking the pill would not bring success, it would still be better than not trying.
Once the breakthrough was successful and one had advanced into the Perfect Void Martial Stage, one would acquire at least two hundred years of lifespan. This was the attraction in which no martial artist could resist.
The older one became, the more they feared death. These words did not exist without reason.
The reason for Luo Yang not using the pill to make the breakthrough was that in fact, he still harbored a minor lingering delusion. He wished to break through with his own power. This way, it meant he could climb to even higher stage and acquire an even longer lifespan.
"Many things could happen within thirty years. You don't need to be so depressed, Elder, ha ha." Landlord Zuo comforted him.
Luo Yang waved his hand: "To people in the secular world, perhaps thirty years is half of their lifetime. To martial artists, it's only a snap of the fingers."
"You are the one that thinks with an open-mind and has all the freedom. In fact, the way you live is also nice." Luo Yang praised with a long sigh from the bottom of his heart.
Landlord Zuo gave a bitter smile and said: "I am also finding joy in sorrows. Since I know that there is no hope for me to reach a higher stage, I will just have fun in the world of mortals and be free, unrestrained. Since I do not have the capabilities, I have entrusted my hope to Zuo Shao."
Luo Yang gave a long sigh: "This is the place where I envy you. At least you have a son you can entrust your hope to. I once had two sons, and none of them are alive now. My most beloved nephew got killed by a kid of the secular world. The outsiders see that I am the Elder of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect and hold a respectful position. In the Divine Brilliance Prefecture, countless people admire my position. Tell me, what kind of nonsense is that?"
Apparently, Luo Yang was slightly tipsy. He had held back for too long. When he had become familiar with Landlord Zuo at first sight, he could not hold back the flood of words now that the dam had been opened.
Landlord Zuo touched his nose with embarrassment and was about to say a few words.
Suddenly, Luo Yang revealed a malevolent look: "Thirty years, I will only give myself thirty years. Within these thirty years, if I cannot break through, even if I must resign my position of Elder from the sect, I must finish two things!"
"Oh?" Landlord Zuo looked at Luo Yang with astonishment.
"Firstly, I will find an heir from the generation of my nephews and pass all my power to him. Secondly, I will head to the human country, the Great Luo Empire, and launch a major massacre!"
"This…" Landlord Zuo was incredibly astounded, "It seems that passing on power requires a special skill? And launching a massacre in the human countries would make you the public enemy of the Tian Xuan Land."
Luo Yang laughed indifferently: "If you knew that you are reaching the end of your lifespan, would you care about becoming the public enemy or not? I've thought about it, I can just resign my position as Elder and get rid of my relationship with the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. This way, the problem of the sect being held accountable will not exist! If I do not give vent to this anger, I will feel deeply oppressed!"
Luo Yang did not care too much about Luo Ting's death. It was because the one that had died was not of his bloodline. However, Zuo Tianci was his nephew by blood. Ever since his two sons had died, he regarded this nephew as his own. Unexpectedly, he had been killed by a nameless human kid.
It was not the first day since Luo Yang's thoughts lingered on vengeance.
However, even the Head Dao Warrior of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect would not dare to launch an attack at the human countries. He only sent people to deal with Qin Wushuang's family and the people of his sect in secret.
However, with Qin Wushuang's people having gone to ground, they had gained nothing. Their target had prepared in advance to counter their move.
Luo Tongtian needed to consider the overall interest of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect. Therefore, he would not dare to drag the sect down into eternal damnation.
However, Luo Yang was free of worry of these matters. He desired a bloody and satisfying retaliation! He would not care even if Zuo Tianci got killed by invading others.
In the martial arts world, one would always help their kinsman than follow reasoning.
Upon listening to Luo Yang's words with a cold sneer, Qin Wushuang had remained calm and collected as he thought: "Thirty years? Do you still have thirty years to live?"
Seeing Luo Yang becoming slightly tipsy, Landlord Zuo advised him: "Elder Luo Yang, if Head Dao Warrior were to step out, I believe that Qin Wushuang would not have gone far. For these matters, you should just wait peacefully."
Luo Yang only grabbed the cup of alcohol and poured another drink. Currently, he had developed a deep despair for the higher-up's abilities. He could not count on them to bring Qin Wushuang back for justice.
"Junior Zuo, that kid Qin Wushuang is slippery. Even if the Head Dao Warrior goes on, I do not think it will be good… At the beginning, we should not have spared the rod and spoiled the child!"
Luo Yang was speaking of offensive words as he was becoming drunk.
Landlord Zuo brokecold sweat as he thought that this guy was talking irresponsibly as he got drunk. Now, he was questioning the authoritative figures publicly and he was even questioning the abilities of the higher-ups in the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect.
"Elder Luo Yang, you are somewhat drunk, shall we call it a day?" From behind Luo Yang, a few trusted aides walked over and said in a low voice.
At the same time, they looked at Landlord Zuo with caution and were clearly worried about him selling Elder Luo Yang out by spreading the contents of his drunken rant.
Landlord Zuo immediately waved his hand and laughed: "Everyone, the words spoken during the feast shall not be treated seriously. I have already forgotten about it. My subordinates also do not have big mouths. Rest assured, these words have already ended during the feast."
Luo Yang glared at Landlord Zuo: "Junior Zuo, because I trust you, I look at you as my equal, I have said these words to you, if you sell me out…"
Landlord Zuo laughed: "What are you talking about, elder? Honestly, now even I feel somewhat dizzy, I cannot quite remember what you have said. I am afraid nothing will remain after a good sleep. Besides, even if I were to sow discord between people and kinsmen, the great Dao Warrior will surely not believe me and choose to believe you, right?"
Inwardly, Qin Wushuang highly praised how eloquently Landlord Zuo had spoken. Indeed, Luo Yang's complexion had softened as he said to Landlord Zuo in a mumble: "Junior Zuo, you are a man of big scenes. I will say one more thing, you can stay at this Sea of Bamboo Courtyard and live a secluded life. Do not wander around. During these serious times, it's best to not stir troubles."
Naturally, Landlord Zuo answered with servility: "Of course, thank you for the reminder, Elder Luo."