Luo Zhen was not a sculpture made of mud. Upon hearing Luo Yang's threats, he was also burning with rage inwardly. Normally, Luo Zhen would not fear him at all if Luo Yang shed all pretense of cordiality.
However, since he was temporarily overseeing the Sea of Bamboo Courtyard, it would be too easy for Luo Yang to make a move on his grandson.
"Either let him go, or allow him to pass?" Luo Zhen hesitated inwardly. He knew that if Luo Yang were to leave while holding onto this resentment, most likely he would make a move on his grandson.
When he thought up to this point, rage ignited in his heart as more evil thoughts grew inside his mind. Inwardly, he thought: "Luo Yang, since you are being ruthless with me, I will be even more ruthless than you. Do not blame me for being merciless, you sought your own death!"
Luo Yang watched Luo Zhen's changes in facial expression. Qin Wushuang reminded him: "Luo Zhen is showing a shifty look in his eyes, I am afraid he must have some evil thoughts, you must be on guard against him."
Suddenly, Luo Zhen laughed: "Elder Luo Yang, between you and me, does this have to devolve into this awful situation?"
"The decision is in your hands." Luo Yang said lightly.
"Elder Luo Yang, do you know that you are making things difficult for me. It doesn't have to reach this extent. I do not intend to become enemies with you." Luo Zhen spoke with a deceitful tone.
"Elder Luo Zhen, since we've already shed all pretense of cordiality, let's not continue this charade. We are not young people and are all old guys. We know each other too well, your tricks are useless. I only need your straightforward answer. Are you going to let me pass or not?"
Luo Zhen said: "Since you've already reached this point, if I don't let you go, I am making troubles for myself. Elder Luo Yang, don't blame me for not reminding you. If anything were to happen to the courtyard whilst you are absent, you will bear the responsibility."
"What would go wrong?" Luo Yang said with a cold sneer, "Why would it matter to me if anything goes wrong? I only care about myself, I'll just ignore everything else. I have worked for the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect for my entire life, in the end, this is the kind of treatment I get. I've already seen through everything."
"Ah, in this case, then you should just go in and come back quickly. Don't make things difficult for me!" Luo Zhen gave a long sigh.
Hearing his words, Luo Yang felt overjoyed inwardly. However, Qin Wushuang reminded him: "Certainly something is fishy since Luo Zhen has suddenly become easy to talk to. He might suddenly activate the mechanism and the spiritual formation when we are passing."
His words reminded Luo Yang.
Luo Zhen looked at Luo Yang and said with a high-pitched voice: "Elder Luo Yang, the pass is opened. If you are going to pass, go quickly."
As the "Creaking" sound kept emerging, the gate of the pass slowly opened and a long pathway was revealed before them.
Luo Yang stood before the path and said with a cold sneer: "Elder Luo Zhen, I am just thinking that if after the few of us have entered and you activate the mechanism and the spiritual formation, I am afraid we will die without a burial place, right? I am afraid that even after death, we will not rest peacefully and be falsely blamed with charging into the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley forcefully."
Luo Zhen's expression changed slightly as he secretly cursed at this old guy for being cunning. He laughed and said: "Elder Luo Yang, you are worrying too much. In the end, you are a pillar and an Elder of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, for such thing of killing one of our own, certainly I am unable to do it."
"Not able to do it?" Luo Yang said with a cold sneer, "Despite saying you are unable to do it, I am afraid you have wished for me to go in from the bottom of your heart. I have always been a careful person. I would never do anything to risk my life. Not to keep it from you, before my departure, I already suspected that you would make things difficult for me deliberately. Therefore, I have left people at the Sea of Bamboo Courtyard. If I do not return alive, the people I have arranged will enter the Wolf Ivory Peak to kill your precious grandson!"
Luo Yang's sinister words caused Luo Zhen's blood to run cold. Luo Zhen realized that this Luo Yang was tougher to deal with than what he had imagined. At this moment, Luo Yang resembled a hungry wolf that could get irritated easily and would bare his fangs to fight for his life at anytime.
Such near fanatical enemy made Luo Zhen fearful.
Without a choice, Luo Zhen could asked: "Elder Luo Yang, since you cannot trust me, then tell me what you think. I will do it according to your plans."
Luo Yang shot a look at Qin Wushuang and his friends: "I will let three of my subordinates go first, then two will go after them. I will go last. If you activate the mechanism, any of us can use the communication jade plate to deliver the news to the Sea of Bamboo Courtyard."
Luo Zhen was completely speechless as this Luo Yang was being incredibly cautious.
"Elder Luo Yang, in the end what are you scheming when you are using everything to enter the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley? Right now, I feel that you are not simply going to pick the herb!"
Luo Yang said with a cold sneer: "Then what else do you think I will be doing? Regarding destroying the Subduing Devil Stone Tablet, even if I have the ambition, I do not have the ability. For everything else, what else do you think I am after?"
Luo Zhen said with a low voice: "Certainly there is something you are after. For sure this something is not as simple as a piece of herb!"
"Since you like to imagine, then imagine more. Ha ha, you three, go first!" Luo Yang gave a wave at Qin Wushuang.
Without any hesitation, Qin Wushuang, Bao Bao, and Lone stepped onto that path. When these three entered the path, in Luo Zhen's eyes, they were only three subordinates. Even if he were to activate the mechanism, he would not make a move on the three subordinates and relinquish the main character, Luo Yang.
Therefore, they were the safest when they had entered the path.
Indeed, as Qin Wushuang and his friends walked through the long passage, that surge of powerful earth elemental power had stopped them from increasing their moving speed. As if they were walking in water, they encountered great resistance.
After passing safely, the two people of the second group were Luo Yang's trusted aides. They had also passed safely. When it was Luo Yang's turn, suddenly, he laughed and said to Luo Zhen: "Luo Zhen, it's enough for my subordinates to go in. I am still not reassured by you, so I've decided to not go in."
Astonished, Luo Zhen did not know what Luo Yang intended. However, with Luo Yang not going in, he felt more reassured.
"Humph, Elder Luo Yang, since your subordinates have gone in, hopefully they will not play any tricks. Or else, if anything were to happen, you know how the Dao Warriors will take care of it."
At this moment, Luo Yang's consciousness was completely controlled by Qin Wushuang. He would not put any Dao Warriors nor Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect in his eyes. Of course, he was thinking only of serving Qin Wushuang.
However, he did not argue and only said with cold scorn: "Elder Luo Zhen, you should think more about yourself. If you don't play any tricks, everything will remain peaceful. If you do, then remember your precious grandson."
Luo Zhen's precious grandson was his weak spot. Luo Yang had grasped this point precisely. Although feeling the rage burning inside, Luo Zhen was left without a choice.
Currently, all core disciples were called to the Wolf Ivory Peak to train in seclusion for six months. They were forbidden to use any forms of communication such as the jade plate. It was to prevent them from being disturbed by the secular matters of the outside world.
This fact had given Luo Zhen limited choice as he could not use the communication jade plate to contact his precious grandson. Since he was entrusted with the heavy duty of guarding the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley, it was impossible for him to enter the Wolf Ivory Peak to find his heir.
Therefore, the smartest choice was to not offend Luo Yang, to not enrage this guy whom he had marked as a madman.
As Qin Wushuang and his friends passed the checkpoint smoothly, they were all incredibly excited. After passing the entrance of the valley, they had entered the legendary supreme forbidden ground, the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley.
"Wow, Boss, indeed this place is not ordinary!" After he had entered the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley, Bao Bao sensed a surge of completely different atmosphere.
This atmosphere could not be described. It felt extremely profound, yet completely different than anything they had experienced.
Qin Wushuang turned around to speak to Luo Yang's two subordinates: "You two will stay and guard this place. Regardless of who comes in, you must stop them. At the same time, send me the information through spiritual perception!"
Of course, these two subordinates were also controlled by the Divine Venomous Insects. They had become Qin Wushuang's puppets like Luo Yang.
Leaving behind two puppets to stay on guard at the entrance of the valley had, without a doubt, given them another layer of insurance. Qin Wushuang took Bao Bao and Lone to continue deeper into the valley.
Even after they had entered the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley, Qin Wushuang did not dare to let down his guard. It was because he had heard from Luo Yang that this wind valley not only had checkpoints, but also secret sentries.
Therefore, now was not the time to be beside oneself with joy.
Upon opening the map, Qin Wushuang started to study the route of this Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley. Since this was a forbidden area of the Heavenly Luo Daoist Sect, outsiders had no chance to set foot inside.
Although Lu Xianlou had drawn a map, the routes were not clear. The map of the Xuan Yuan Mound that Qin Wushuang had acquired from the Third Circle of the Seven Deadly Formation Arrays was only a general map. It would not show the finer details of a place within the sect.
Thus, Qin Wushuang only had Lu Xianlou's general map. This map should have been researched through all sorts of different methods by Lu Xianlou. Certainly, he had not entered the Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley himself. Or else, the map would be much more detailed than this one.
However, with a general direction in mind, Qin Wushuang had some confidence about their operation. They moved forward according to the instruction. At the same time, they would not forget that their current identity as herb pickers.
Even for conversation, they communicated through spiritual perception. Until they had reached the destination, they would never expose their identity and motive.
"Boss, this mountain valley is huge!"
In the Xuan Yuan Mound, many mountain valleys and peaks were boundless. Since this Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley was rumored to be the historical site of a divine battle, naturally it appeared impressive. This place spanned ten thousand miles.
Initially, the three of them tried to fly. However, it was clear that this Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley suppressed all flying skills as they were unable to fly to their heart's content.
This had add some more difficulty for them to finding their target destination. Walking would not give them an extensive viewpoint as flying in the air.
Of course, Qin Wushuang was not discouraged. Upon entering the mountain valley, it meant they were one step closer to success. The tougher the environment and the more arduous the process, the more it proved that this matter would be extraordinary meaningful.
After they had walked for a few hours, the terrain had become more serene and dangerous. They often encountered areas of dark forests in which the trees blocked out the sun and sky.
"Boss, if the Subduing Devil Stone Tablet truly existed, for sure it would be easy to notice when it appears in our sights. Unfortunately, the geographical region of this Nine Refined Mysterious Wind Valley is strange. There are no flatlands, and our vision is often blocked." Bao Bao complained.
While they were walking, suddenly, the dense pine forest ahead of them emitted waves of tsunami-like sounds. It seems that magnificent army with thousands of men and horses were attacking from the rear of the pine forest.
"What is that?" Bao Bao asked with astonishment.
"Everyone be careful!" Qin Wushuang called out. Before he had finished the end of his sentence, suddenly, it seems that millions of devils had rushed out from those dense pine forests. Waves of black lights kept rolling over them. That form of imposing manner had given one the impression of the river water penetrating the dike.