In the living room, Da Xi Ming chatted with the girl. Since this girl was a classmate of Da Xi Yue from Redwood Martial Arts Academy, they had met each other before at the Venerable Da Xi's home. Thus, although they were not well-acquainted, they could still make small talk.
Da Xi Ming was a smart guy. After a short conversation, he saw that this girl was obviously anxious since she kept looking towards the door. He knew she was worried about whether Qin Wushuang was willing to see her or not.
At the moment, he did not expose her and only chatted along courteously.
Da Xi Ming soon noticed Qin Wushuang walking over from a far distance and smiled: "The main character is here. I will take my leave now."
Immediately, that girl looked happy when she saw Qin Wushuang had arrived. She also went up and said: "Young Master Qin, I thought you were going to abandon me once you've achieved your goals and that you were not willing to see me."
"Forgive me. Last time we had met in a hurry, and I did not have a chance to ask your name" Qin Wushuang made a gesture and motioned her to sit.
"You only remember to ask my name now, isn't it too late?"
"Indeed, it was my mistake; please forgive me." Qin Wushuang appreciated when this girl had given him the information on the Xu's attack. If she had not informed him of the news in time, the Qin manor would suffered a significant loss. And even if they had rushed back the next day, the Xu would most likely have escaped.
"Alright, you are showing some good attitude. I will not keep you in suspense. My name is Tong Yao, and I will only say it once. You better remember it."
Qin Wushuang smiled: "Your name is very elegant, it would be hard to forget."
"Who cares about elegance, it was a coincidence and happened to be a homophone," Tong Yao did not care much and said unintentionally: "Yesterday, the entire family of the Xu had beheaded and it was done at the County's execution ground, you didn't go see?"
Qin Wushuang laughed casually: "What is there to see? But about this matter, I must thank you for your information that allowed us to make in time."
With a smug expression, she proudly smiled and asked: "Don't you think you owe me something?"
"Yes, that was a big favor." Qin Wushuang showed an enthusiastic attitude. Inwardly, he thought that since you were here to request for favors, then it would be the right time to repay it. After all, the body would be light when it was without debt.
"Do you want to pay me back?" Tong Yao blinked.
"Please tell me. As long as it's something within my capabilities, I will surely return the favor. A man can distinguish between grudges and gratitude, with your water-drop like kindness, I must repay like the gushing spring water."
When Tong Yao saw Qin Wushuang's earnest attitude, she opened her mouth after a moment of hesitation. Then, she stopped, gently support her chin as if thinking about something.
"If you have not decided, then why not stay a little at my manor and you can take your time to decide."
Tong Yao shook her head. Then, as if she had made up her mind: "Ok, I will tell you. This thing is still confidential for now. After I have informed you, hopefully, Young Master Qin can keep it a secret for me."
"I am not interested in going around and blabbing everything."
"Good!" Tong Yao lightly bit her lip, and with a grave expression, she whispered: "After three months, the four Royal Territories of the Bai Yue Country will host a national martial arts student exam…"
"Don't underestimate this exam; it will be much different than the regular test. It is an extraordinarily fortuitous opportunity." Tong Yao's words were filled with an expectation.
"How is it different? What kind of particular areas does it have?"
"Let's put it this way. In the past, martial arts student exams were selected within Bai Yue Country and sent to study at the Zhen Wu Holy Place. To those selected martial arts students, this is already an instant success, right? But this time, the final destination of this exam is far beyond Bai Yue Country's category. The Bai Yue Country is only responsible for selecting and sending talents. If there are good results from the exam and they have sent enough numbers, the Bai Yue will rise to become an upper-level Subordinate Country from its current middle rank!"
The words had grabbed Qin Wushuang's attention. If it was beyond Bai Yue's category, could it be, it had involved Bai Yue's mother country?
Bai Yue Country's mother country was a middle-ranking Great Empire. In this world, it was ranked in the second-class and the elite existence of the entire land.
In this Tian Xuan mainland, countries were classified into twelve classes.
The first class was the Great Empire and divided into upper, middle and lower levels. The second-class would be the Freedom Countries and also divided into three tiers. The third class was only the Subordinate Country, also had three levels. The bottom one would be the Slave Country and the tribes, territories of the Slaves. They were also classified into three levels.
Four classes, twelve levels each formed the ruling class in the Tian Xuan Land. Bai Yue Country was only a middle ranking Subordinate Country. In the entire Tian Xuan, it had the lowest status.
"These were only the benefits a country could receive. But to individuals, they would have a limitless future if they stood out from the levels of selection. At the worst, they could study at the Zhen Wu Holy Place of the mother country. And those exceptional ones even had the hope to connect with the Spiritual Realm!"
Spiritual Realm? To connect with the Spiritual Realm? It had definitely moved Qin Wushuang because this was not the first time he had heard this word. Earlier, he had already heard his father mentioning it. Only, his father did not know much about it and could not give details.
Although he was attracted to the prospect, Qin Wushuang did not reveal his emotion. Since this Tong Yao had come to the manor, she would not have just come to reveal this secret information.
When she saw Qin Wushuang remain silent, Tong Yao, on the contrary, could not hold herself back: "Young Master Qin, why are you not saying a word, do you not believe my information?"
"I have already experienced your information. However, even the Royal family and Zhen Wu Holy Place have not announced such a high-level secret, how did you get your hands on this information?"
"Young Master Qin, first, my family makes a living by selling and buying intelligence. And I have been studying at Redwood Martial Arts Academy. My teacher is even part of the higher-up decision makers in the academy. I have been helping him by his side, and it was not difficult for me to see some confidential information. Although it had not been announced yet, the news was sent down to the four Royal Territories in the entire country. It's only that each state has not received the news."
When hearing Tong Yao saying this, Qin Wushuang believe her more. Then, if Tong Yao wanted him to pay her back, then was this favor connected to this martial arts student exam?
Tong Yao was meticulous and understood the doubt in Qin Wushuang's mind. She continued to speak: "If Young Master Qin is interested in participating in this exam, I want you to do me a favor."
If it were only an ordinary martial arts student exam, Qin Wushuang would definitely not be very interested. However, since it was possibly related to the Spiritual Realm, then Qin Wushuang had become very much attracted to it.
In his previous life, he had achieved the peak of martial arts. However, because of the limited environment on earth, he had never been able to break through the bottleneck to enter into the Upper Realm.
And most likely, the Spiritual Realm of this world was similar to the Upper Realm of his former world. Of course, he was overflowing with interest.
"How can I help?"
"I have a brother who is determined to participate in this exam. The primary requirement of this exam is a level seven martial arts student. You must be under twenty years old. In the four Royal Territories, thirty-two states and hundreds of counties of the entire country, there are at least two thousand level seven martial arts students. And my brother only reached the minimum requirement to register. Thus, I want you help my brother during the exam. You must ensure that he becomes one of the selected."
"What problem is there?" Tong Yao immediately asked when she saw Qin Wushuang hesitated.
"There is no difficulty. If it is a regular martial art student exam, I believe I could help someone. However, your brother's actual ability has not reached that level. If I helped him to barely make the cut, won't there be some misfortune after?"
"Don't worry about this matter, Young Master Qin. The case with Spiritual Realm need not only talents but also opportunities. Some martial arts student proved to be unyielding in the beginning, but since they did not have the Spiritual root, they could only wander around the Genuine Force level for life. Spiritual Realm practitioners require a Spiritual Root. If Young Master Qin is willing to help, you only need to help during the exam. Everything after, you don't need to worry."
After a short silence, Qin Wushuang nodded: "Ok, if it's only this matter, I will help."
Tong Yao was overjoyed: "Just this matter, if you can help, it is already a big favor."
"I have received a kindness from Missy Tong at first, how could I not return you the kindness?"
Tong Yao was beaming with happiness: "The details of the exam rules is very complicated. If you want to participate, you must gather at the Redwood Royal Territory after three months. At that time, I will explain to you the rules. According to the rules, each martial arts student must be anonymous, they must wear a mask and hide their identities. And it is all random. It is to prevent martial arts student from the same region from forming an alliance and to eliminate those from different areas."
"Ok! As long as you let me know how to find your brother during the exam, I will take care of the rest."
Tong Yao was extremely satisfied when she received Qin Wushuang's promise. Suddenly, she changed the topic: "It is rumored that the eldest Young Master of Da Xi has been in a close relationship with the Young Missy of the Qin. On this matter, are you not worried about the Xi Men Feudal Lords? I will give you a piece of information free of charge. A number of appropriately aged offspring of the Xi Men family will participate for sure. They are all Stage Eight or Nine martial arts students."
"What does the offspring of the Xi Men participating have to do with me with?"
Tong Yao gave a strange smile: "It is rumored that during the Wealthy Class Battle, the Qin had gotten into a bad relationship with the Xi Men Feudal Lords. In secret, they had already fought each other for a couple of times. Could the rumors be false?"
"Without the wind, there cannot be waves. The rumors did not necessarily have to be fake, but it was not as complicated as you imagined." Qin Wushuang did not want to talk too much about Xi Men Feudal Lords in front of outsiders.
Although at that time, the Xi Men had threatened the Qin. And everyone in River County knew about Qin Wushuang's roar. However, regarding the exact details, outsiders had no way to know.
Of course, Qin Wushuang did not fear that Xi Men Feudal Lords. However, he also did not want others to make moves on the Qin!