Stellar Transformation Book 16 – Marriage

Book 16 – Marriage

Chapter 1: My Path Is Not Alone

Vast, boundless land. Vast cloudless sky that spread over thousands of miles.

A boundless desolation.

High Level Heavenly Deity Qiuzhong Fu, the seven Mid Level Heavenly Deities Tan Jiu, Yigong Shu and them, and the seventy four Low Level Heavenly Deities, these eighty two Heavenly Deities stood on this boundless earth. They looked to their surroundings. All of them displayed expressions of astonishment.

Jin Kong spread out his Spatial Domain. However, the earth remained the earth in the range of his Spatial Domain. There was not even the slightest amount of change. Not only Jin Kong, even Jin Long, Tan Jiu and the rest started flying toward different directions and started to use their Spatial Domains to investigate their surroundings.

After some time, Jin Kong flew over to Qiuzhong Fu. In a panic, he said. “My lord, this location is not an illusion!” “Not an illusion!”
Tan Jiu, Yigong Shu, Jin Kong, Jin Long, Le Yuyao, Le Yurao and Liu Bing, these seven Mid Level Heavenly Deities’ faces were all full of shock. As for these seventy four Low Level Heavenly Deities, they were stupefied with astonishment.

Everyone could only look to Qiuzhong Fu, Mister Qiuzhong, the strongest person in the eastern region’s bandit powers.

“Impossible, absolutely impossible!”
Qiuzhong Fu violently looked behind himself. He then looked to his left and then his right. He violently waved his hands.
The space in the surroundings started shattering…
“Buzz!” “Buzz!” “Buzz!” … The space continued to be ripped apart. As if he had gone mad, Qiuzhong Fu destroyed thousands of areas at once. He had practically exhausted all of his soul energy. This caused Qiuzhong Fu’s complexion to become extremely pale.

Qiuzhong Fu suddenly stopped.

That was because he saw that the areas of space that had been destroyed by him had all recovered in the blink of an eye. All his efforts had been for nothing.

“He formed a space? How is that possible? This, isn’t this something that only Godkings who have completely comprehended the spatial laws can do? How did that Qin Yu accomplish  such  a  thing…”  Qiuzhong  Fu  was  mumbling  in shock. His eyes were filled with astonishment as well as terror!

After Qin Yu set up the formation array ‘Universe,’ he just stood there blankly. However, he was thinking about very, very many things in his mind.

“In my opinion, above level eight formation arrays there should be level nine and level ten formation arrays. Merely, the current me is unable to achieve another breakthrough. Successor of mine, the Bewitching God Temple is in your hands. I hope that you could inherit my title of ‘Craftsman God.’ Strive hard, successor of mine!”
The message left behind by the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan, Qin Yu still remembered it very well.

Above the eighth level of formation arrays were even higher leveled formation arrays!

Only thing is, even after spending numerous years researching, the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan was unable to comprehend formation arrays of a higher level than level eight formation arrays. And at this moment, Qin Yu suddenly came to a realization.

“So  this  is  the  case.  The  countless  great  Paths,  they  are actually the same ‘Dao’ in the end. The pinnacle of the Array Path is also the comprehension of the spatial laws where one would be capable of setting up a space!” Qin Yu felt a burst of relaxation. [TL: Dao is path.]

In the Divine Realm’s twelve quadrillion years of history, there were many geniuses of formation arrays, who were continuously striving their hardest in researching formation arrays. However, regardless of how much he researched, even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan only managed to reach the eighth level of formation arrays.

“No wonder this level eight formation array appears very familiar. The principle behind this level eight formation array is merely a bit more simple than the Spatial Laws of the Universal World. I believe that if I achieve another breakthrough, the level nine formation array would reach the same level as the Spatial Laws.”
Upon thinking of all this, Qin Yu grew a bit regretful.

The Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had spent a great deal of effort and time to create the level eight formation array. However Qin Yu directly used the Spatial Laws and created a perfect world of formation array with a single try. The formation array ‘Universe’ that Qin Yu had created could no longer be considered an ordinary formation array. Instead, it was a formation array space.

If one were to rank this formation array, then it would be a level nine formation array!

The level eight formation array that Chehou Yuan had created was merely the fledging stage of the formation array space. He had yet to comprehend the level of spatial laws.

Qin Yu’s formation array, ‘Universe,’ contained within it the spatial law of the Universal World. A perfect spatial law was naturally able to create a perfect formation array space.

“I merely took the easy way out. However, the Universal World’s spatial laws are completely different from the Divine Realm’s  spatial  laws.”   Qin  Yu  smiled.  He  looked  to  the formation array space before him that had a circumference of several thousands of meters. He then walked into the formation array. 
Once he entered the formation array space, Qin Yu knew everything that was occurring within the formation array space. And at this moment, Qin Yu felt an odd aspect.

This formation array space was actually influenced by two spatial laws.

One of them was the Universal World’s spatial law that was used to create this formation array. The other was the spatial law that the Divine Realm naturally possessed. As long as this formation array was in the Divine Realm, it would definitely be influenced by the Divine Realm’s spatial law.

“Eh? The Divine Realm’s spatial law is actually affecting every  single  part  of  the  formation  array?  This…”   Qin  Yu frowned and started to ponder.

Qin Yu suddenly recalled that Lu Shui, Hong Yu, Wu Lan and Wu He were unable to sense the date for their Divine Tribulation while inside the Universal World. After linking this and everything else, Qin Yu managed to think of a reasoning for this.

“Could it be…” Qin Yu thought of a shocking thing.

“There are countless cosmic spaces for Mortal Realms. There are also many cosmic spaces at the level of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The highest level is the Divine Realm. Regardless of where among these three different level of cosmic space, one will always undergo the Heavenly Tribulations. At the same time, they all are affected by the spatial laws.”
Qin Yu still remembered very clearly.

Back then when Uncle Lan, Li’er and Zhou Xian were in the Mortal Realm, they were able to easily rip apart the space. They didn’t do that through their power. Instead, it was done through the spatial laws.

Two different spatial laws signified two different paths. 
“Could it be that the Mortal Realm, Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm and the Divine Realm are all one entity? When within this entity, everything would be affected by its ‘spatial law?’ Everything would undergo the Heavenly Tribulation?”
Qin Yu became even more clear of it in his mind.

If what Qin Yu was thinking was known by the Eight Great Sage Emperors, all of them would be shocked.

Indeed, everything was like what Qin Yu thought.

The numerous cosmic spaces at the level of the Mortal Realm, the many cosmic spaces at the level of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm and the Divine Realm’s space, the highest level space, when they combined, they were one single universe!

When inside this universe, they would all be affected by the same spatial law and the same temporal law! 
A completed universe possessed a spatial law and a temporal law.

“If this is the case, then my Universal World possesses its own spatial law. In that case, the result of the evolution of my Universal World ought to be…” Qin Yu felt as if a thunderbolt had flashed through his mind. Suddenly, he had achieved enlightenment.

The tenth stage of the ‘Stellar Transformation’ was the ‘Universe Stage.’ However, was the Universe Stage the final stage?

At this moment, Qin Yu was completely certain that this stage was not the final stage!

“Haha…   ‘Stellar  Transformation,’   master,  I  have  finally discovered the true evolutionary path. So that was the case, so that was the case.”  Qin Yu was standing in the air. At this moment, his face was filled with excitement. The sensation of achieving understanding of everything was truly wonderful.

Suddenly..

“Haha, my path is not lonely!”
Very suddenly, this voice resounded throughout the space of the entire Divine Realm. This voice was extremely loud and clear. It continued to echo throughout the ocean, ravine, swamp, mists, deserts and all the various other places of the Divine Realm.

“My path is not alone!”
“My path is not alone!”
“My path is not alone!” This voice was resounding through the entire Divine Realm incessantly. This voice resounded in all directions. Without exception, this voice reverberated through the mind and souls of everyone.

At this moment.

The Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City, the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City, the Utmost Western Region’s Blazing Flame, the Northwestern Region’s Thunder Punishment City, the Northeastern Region’s Forest Ocean City, the Southeastern Region’s Subterranean City, the Southwestern Region’s Jade Ripple Lake, Asura Sea, Mount Blood Demon and the Dual Domain Island.

All of the various Godkings of these Eleven Great Powers, regardless of whether they were in seclusion training, having fun, or guiding their disciples, at this moment, were woken up by the voice.

All of the Godkings of the Eleven Great Powers raised their heads to look up towards the sky. 
Inside the Utmost Northern Region’s Sage Emperor’s Palace.

“Uncle…” Zhou Xian was still speaking when that voice that resounded through the Heavens and earth echoed through the entire Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City and the Utmost Northern Region’s Sage Emperor’s Palace.

The Utmost Northern Region’s Sage Emperor’s Palace possessed an ancient barrier. Generally, noise from the outside world was fundamentally unable to enter into it.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor ‘Jiang Fan’ extended his hand to stop Zhou Xian from speaking. Within a movement, he instantly appeared in sky above the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. He wore a mostly black emperor’s gown decorated with golden inlays.

At the same time, a youth wearing a purple gown also instantly appeared and stood beside Jiang Fan. This person was precisely the Heaven’s Heart Godking of the Floating Snow City, Jiang Xing. 
Other than these two, Jiang Lan who wore a cyan gown also appeared.

All three Godkings were standing in the airspace above the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City and looking to the sky.

“Such a great movement, what exactly has happened? Who exactly was it that said this ‘my path is not alone?’”  Puzzled, Jiang Fan said in a low voice.

Jiang Xing who wore a golden gown voiced his guess. “Clan Leader, I remember last time when a new Exalted Celestial was born, such a voice that resounded through everywhere and even the minds and souls also happened.”
“When a new Exalted Celestial was born?” Jiang Fan shook his  head  and  said.  “However,  there  are  no  new  Exalted Celestial being born right now. Second brother, do you know what is happening?” Jiang Lan smiled tranquilly and said. “I suspect that the Three Exalted Celestials would know about this matter. However, those Three Exalted Celestials do not possess a very intimate relationship with our Jiang Clan. Even if they did know, they would not necessarily inform us.”
“Moreover,  our  Eight  Great  Divine  Clans’   positions  are already determined. Even if they were Exalted Celestials, they are still unable to shake us up. Thus, what is there to worry about? Big brother, there is no need to overthink it. Let’s return.”
Jiang Lan lightly laughed and then disappeared into the air.

“This second brother of mine is truly optimistic.” Jiang Fan lightly laughed. With a wave of his emperor’s gown, he also disappeared.

That person whose voice echoed through the entire Divine Realm might be doing it on purpose to bring about a reign of carnage. The sounding of this voice had indeed roused all of the Godkings of the Divine Realm.

Chapter 2: The Grandmaster Of Formation Arrays

Inside the ‘Universe’ formation array, Qin Yu was standing in the air.

“My path is not alone?” Qin Yu muttered in confusion. “Who is the expert that said these words? Could it be the legendary Exalted Celestial?”
This was merely Qin Yu’s guess.

After all, to the current Qin Yu, Exalted Celestials were beings very far away from him.

“Having deployed this great formation array Universe and comprehending the evolutionary path for the next stage after the Universe Stage, it has allowed my soul’s level to increase by this much.” Qin Yu was able to clearly sense the transformation of his soul. The Golden Soul Pellet that he used to have had already shattered into a pool of golden liquid that was later condensed into the shape of an infant.

Embryonic Soul!

“I had originally thought that I would only reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage but surprisingly I actually reached the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage at once.” Qin Yu was somewhat shocked. Using the spatial laws of the Universal World to form a formation array space actually caused Qin Yu’s soul to undergo such a great amount of improvement.

“Meteoric Tear!”  Qin Yu sensed the change in the Meteoric Tear. He immediately closed his eyes and started carefully examining the Meteoric Tear.

The tear shaped Meteoric Tear was bursting forth a boundless amount of green light. It once again filled Qin Yu’s entire mind. Just like the sun rising from the east, the Meteoric Tear was extremely dazzling. After that, the Meteoric Tear started to gather toward Qin Yu’s Nascent Soul and ended up fusing into it.

“Child, since you have completely refined this drop of ‘Tear of Life’ that I left behind, you should have reached the Heavenly Deity stage.” That familiar voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.

It was Zuo Qiumei’s voice!

Qin Yu was immediately woken up by the voice. In order to completely refine the Meteoric Tear, he indeed had to reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity level.

“Last time, when you started the initial refinement of the Tear of Life, I did not tell you about my identity. I did that because I feared that you do not have enough strength. However now, I can tell you. I, Zuo Qiumei, was the Divine Realm’s Godking of Life. Back then, at the moment of my death, I condensed all my energy and comprehension into two tears. One of the tears is in your body. As for the other tear, it is in Li’er’s body. I have watched Li’er growing up since when she was a child. If you are able to meet her one day, I wish that you will treat her well.”
“Remember, do not think about avenging me. I merely wish for you two children to live happily…”
Zuo Qiumei’s peaceful and gentle voice gradually dissipated.

Qin Yu was filled with reluctance to part.

Having completely refined the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu now knew about all the efficacy of the Meteoric Tear. The Meteoric Tear was the ‘Tear of Life.’ It contained half of the energy that the Godking of Life left behind. At the same time, it also contained the spatial laws left behind by the Godking of Life.

Only thing is, the spatial laws in the Meteoric Tear that Qin Yu had were not complete. It was merely a portion. As for the other portion, it was inside the Tear of Life that Li’er had.

“As long as the True Spirit remains intact, regardless of how serious the injury, the Meteoric Tear will be able to instantly recover the body. Furthermore, it contains the spatial law of the Godking of Life. Thus, it allows one’s soul to be in better unity with the space.” Qin Yu understood it in his mind.

“I’ve reached the Low Level Heavenly Deity level now. Once my Divine Energy completely transforms into Heavenly Divine Energy, I reckon I’ll be able to open the third stage of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.”
Qin Yu already started feeling that the Divine Energy within his body was rushing into his brain unceasingly and undergoing a transformation. The dark gold colored Divine Energy was being changed into jade green colored Heavenly Divine Energy.

“I suspect it’ll take some time for the Divine Energy to completely transform into Heavenly Divine Energy and form a Jade Blood Golden Pellet.” Qin Yu could only restrain himself and continue to wait. Having waited all these years, there was no need to rush for this short period of time.

Currently, Qin Yu’s soul’s level had already reached the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage. With the assistance of the Meteoric Tear, his soul’s level was equivalent to ordinary Mid Level Heavenly Deities.

The stronger Qin Yu was, the weaker the effect of the assistance from the Meteoric Tear. When Qin Yu reaches the High Level Heavenly Deity stage, the Meteoric Tear’s assistance would not provide a lot of improvement to his soul.

“Those eighty two Heavenly Deities ought to be panicking. It’s  time  to  go  and  torment  them!”  Qin  Yu’s  attention  was immediately cast upon the eighty two Heavenly Deities.

Inside the great formation array Universe.

All eighty two Heavenly Deities sat on the ground powerlessly. This great formation array Universe was a bare and boundless earth. Since they could not get out, there was nothing else they could do other than sit.

“Boom!”
Suddenly, thousands upon thousands of lightning bolts struck down from the sky. They just happened to strike the region where the eighty two Heavenly Deities were. All of these lightning bolts were made of Black Divine Lightning. Qin Yu was being lenient because in this formation array space, he was capable of using a higher level lightning, the Soul Devouring Lightning.

Merely, what Qin Yu wanted to do was not killing them, but rather tormenting them and then capturing them.

The sky raged with thunder bolts, howling winds and torrential rains. As for the ground, countless green plants had suddenly grown. Those green plants frantically tried to bind the Heavenly Deities. In the region where the Heavenly Deities were, all kinds of attacks continued to land in unbroken succession. 
The dark red colored frantic gales, each of the wind strikes was like a blade slashing through the body. Those Low Level Heavenly Deities all had their bodies cut apart by those winds. Their blood was spraying all over.

Only the seven Mid Level Heavenly Deities and the sole High Level Heavenly Deity were able to use their Spatial Domains to ward off the attacks.

“If you want to kill us, then kill us. Stop using such means of torment!” Qiuzhong Fu shouted loudly within the gale.

“Ahh~~”    The   Low   Level   Heavenly   Deities   that   were tormented half dead by all sorts of attacks were painfully screaming. They proceeded to run to toward the safe regions far away as if their lives depended on it. However, those attacks followed them wherever they ran to.

Jin Kong and Jin Long were striving their hardest to resist the attacks with their Spatial Domains. “My Lord, we cannot escape. What should we do?” Anxiously, Jin Kong asked loudly.

Qiuzhong Fu glared and shouted angrily. “Shut up! While he can trap us here, it is not certain that he would be able to kill me. As long as he cannot kill me, then I’ll continue to stall with him…a hundred million years, a billion years, ten billion years… I’ll continue to stall!”
Qiuzhong Fu was a prideful person. He would definitely not admit defeat easily.

At this moment, Tan Jiu was clenching his hands and angrily looking at this world. He had originally come to kill Qin Yu. Never had he anticipated that he would fall by Qin Yu’s hands in the end.

“Qin Yu, other than that spear, other than that remarkable “so close yet worlds apart”  ability, you actually also had this remarkable formation array space ability!”  Tan Jiu was filled with bitterness. “Boom!”
A green Divine Lightning struck down from the sky.

“Soul Devouring Lightning!” Shouted many Heavenly Deities with shock.

“Hfff~~~”  A  large  number  of  White  Pure  Flames  poured down from the sky like floodwater.

“White Pure Flames!”  Upon seeing this scene, all of those Low Level Heavenly Deities grew pale. Low Level Heavenly Deities did not possess Spatial Domains, thus they were unable to defend against White Pure Flames at all.

Amidst the lightning and flames, even Mid Level Heavenly Deities would only be able to continuously resist for half a day.

The Low Level Heavenly Deities immediately started to rapidly run away. For some unknown reason, those White Pure Flames and Soul Devouring Lightnings seemed to be intentionally leading the Low Level Heavenly Deities all to a single area.

The seventy four Low Level Heavenly Deities were gathered into a single place by the White Pure Flames and Soul Devouring Lightnings. All of those Low Level Heavenly Deities were standing in the sky.

In the sky, on the ground, before them, behind them, to their left, to their right, all of those locations were covered by an endless number of White Pure Flames. There was nowhere for them to escape.

“Death to the back, death to the front.”  Lamented the Low Level Heavenly Deity Li Jiang. Li Jiang had originally joined the quest to kill Qin Yu and wanted to obtain some treasures with his luck. However, he ended up encountering Mister Qiuzhong.

When ordered by Mister Qiuzhong, would he dare to leave by himself? 
He didn’t. Even Tan Jiu and them didn’t dare to give up, much less these people.

“We  will  die  even  if  we  try  to  flee.  We  followed  Mister Qiuzhong to kill Qin Yu. Originally, we thought that although we might not be able to obtain any treasures, we’d still be able to live. However, unexpectedly, this Mister Qiuzhong was actually unable to match up against that Qin Yu.” Li Jiang felt a burst of helplessness in his heart.

The omnipresent White Pure Flames were already growing closer. There was nowhere for Li Jiang to flee. All of the Low Level Heavenly Deities who were together with Li Jiang no longer had anywhere to flee either.

“Death…” Li Jiang had given up all hopes.

However, at the moment when those White Pure Flames grew closer to Li Jiang, they actually, for no reason or cause, did a turn and did not touch him at all. “Mn? What’s happening?” Li Jiang opened his eyes wide in confusion. He then looked to his surroundings. “Why aren’t those White Pure Flames and the Soul Devouring Lightning attacking us?”
Not only him, the other seventy three Low level Heavenly Deities were also not attacked.

These seventy four Low Level Heavenly Deities looked at each other. They were all filled with confusion. However, all of them had an expression of having a new lease of life.

“Haha, big brother, we are still alive. We are actually still alive.” A Low Level Heavenly Deity that had originally already given up all hopes had forgot himself in joy after experiencing a life after death event.

However suddenly, all seventy four of these Low Level Heavenly Deities had grown completely quiet. That was because a black clothed youngster appeared before them out of thin air. “I am Qin Yu. Currently, you all have two choices. One is death. The other is…  to enter my God Sealing Pagoda!”  The black clothed youth extended his hand. A small stone pagoda flew out from his hand. Instantly, this stone pagoda grew to close to ten meters tall.

All of the Low Level Heavenly Deities were startled.

Death or enter the God Sealing Pagoda?

All of them started hesitating. Right when they were still hesitating, the soul attack from the God Sealing Pagoda had arrived. Qin Yu’s current soul’s level was already at the peak of Low Level Heavenly Deity. It was still extremely easy for him to capture these Low level Heavenly Deities. This was especially true because these Low Level Heavenly Deities’ willpower was not steady at all.

One by one, the Low Level Heavenly Deities were sucked into the God Sealing Pagoda. All seventy four Low Level Heavenly Deities were sucked into the God Sealing Pagoda.
“That’s  about  it.  Only  those  eight  remain  now.”  Qin  Yu looked at the seven Mid Level Heavenly Deities and the sole High Level Heavenly Deity. All eight of them were using their Spatial Domains to resist the the frantic attacks of the White Pure Flames, Soul Devouring Lightning, howling winds and the torrential rain.

The Spatial Domain was created through one’s soul energy.

The longer one kept the Spatial Domain up, the more soul energy one would end up consuming. This was especially true when one received an attack while having the Spatial Domain up. In that case, the amount of soul energy being consumed would become even more astonishing.

Le Yuyao, Le Yurao, Liu Bing, Jin Kong and Jin Long all felt as if their Nascent Souls had been exhausted. “Why is it that all these attacks are gathered upon us?” The five of them were all filled with anxiety. Being attacked like this caused them to consume a lot of soul energy.

The five of them started to feel a burst of dizziness. After that, they fell unconscious.

Qin Yu held the God Sealing Pagoda in his hand. He smiled as he looked to the three people in the distance who were still bearing on with their Spatial Domains.

“Exhaust their soul energy and wait till they become weaker before absorbing them into the God Sealing Pagoda. This is indeed a good method. However, these three people, their strength is a bit too strong.” With an intention from Qin Yu.

All of the howling winds, torrential rain, lightning and the flames had dissipated.

The entire space had once again became clear and peaceful. Nine-headed Black Dragon Tan Jiu, Yigong Shu and Qiuzhong Fu felt confused as to why the omnipresent attacks suddenly disappeared. At this moment, the three of them saw Qin Yu and all of them started to firmly stare at him.

“Qin Yu, I had originally thought that I had already overestimated you by a lot. However, you turned out to be even more powerful than what I have imagined.” Tan Jiu’s deep and low voice sounded. Yigong Shu merely quietly looked to Qin Yu.

Qiuzhong Fu was coldly looking at Qin Yu. His murderous intent was completely visible in his eyes.

“Mister Qiuzhong, right?”  Qin Yu said with a smile on his face. “You ought to know what this place is. That’s right, this is a space. In this space, unless you have reached the Godking level, it is absolutely impossible for you to escape.”
Qiuzhong Fu’s expression slightly changed. Qin Yu continued. “In this space, I, as the person who set up this formation array, am capable of even manipulating the entire space to perish in an instant and bring all of you into the spatial cracks.”
Qiuzhong Fu, Tan Jiu and Yigong Shu’s hearts all shivered.

That’s right. Those who could deploy a space were indeed capable of accomplishing such a feat.

“However, I will not let you all die.”  Qin Yu lightly smiled. With a wave of his hand, countless spatial cracks, like knives, started violently attacking the three. Using spatial cracks to attack, even High Level Heavenly Deities couldn’t accomplish such a feat.

In an instant, over ten thousand spatial cracks had appeared.

Within this formation array space, even High Level Heavenly Deities could only allow themselves to be trampled upon by Qin Yu. 
Blocking spatial cracks was a really difficult task.

Tan Jiu and Yigong Shu were unable to even last the first round of omnipresent spatial cracks. Had Qin Yu not controlled those spatial cracks to avoid them, then the two of them would’ve already died.

Although the two of them didn’t die, they were still…
“Absorb!” Qin Yu directly absorbed the two of them into the God Sealing Pagoda.

Qin Yu glanced at Qiuzhong Fu who was still striving his hardest in blocking the spatial cracks. He lightly laughed and said. “Your strength is indeed pretty good. While you managed to withstand the first round of spatial cracks, what about the second round of spatial cracks?”
Another group of omnipresent spatial cracks started rushing toward Qiuzhong Fu. 
“More?” Qiuzhong Fu’s complexion instantly turned deathly pale.

He only managed to withstand a third of this second group of spatial cracks before being unable to withstand them anymore. Qin Yu effortlessly absorbed this High Level Heavenly Deity who was about to collapse into his God Sealing Pagoda.

“I’ve absorbed eighty two Heavenly Deities this time around. Adding on the thirty one Heavenly Deities from earlier, there’s a total of a hundred and thirteen Heavenly Deities. Among them, there’s a single High Level Heavenly Deity, ten Mid Level Heavenly Deities and a hundred and two Low Level Heavenly Deities. That’s enough Heavenly Deities.”
Qin Yu roughly calculated the number of Heavenly Deities he captured.

However, at this moment, Qin Yu still didn’t know about the fact that the news of him setting up a formation array space had already arrived before the Utmost East Sage Emperor. 
As the Utmost East Sage Emperor was the one who occupied the Utmost Eastern Region of the Divine Realm, he was the first one to know about this.

As for the subordinates of the other Sage Emperors, the Asura Sea, Mount Blood Demon and the Dual Domain Island, they too had obtained this information and were rapidly sending this information back to their bosses.

A formation array grandmaster that was capable of setting up a formation array space, such a person was someone who was extremely attractive to all the major powers.

Chapter 3: The Invitations From The Major Powers

In the territory of Yuchi City of the eastern region of the Divine Realm. The area several thousand meters surrounding Mount Bewitch You had been covered completely by the formation array space.

At the moment when Qin Yu subdued those eighty two Heavenly Deities in his formation array, more Heavenly Deities had arrived outside the formation array. These Heavenly Deities were even slower than Qiuzhong Fu and them. Thus, they were the last to arrive.

There were several tens of Heavenly Deities that had rushed over. However, at the moment when they saw that formation array space, all of them opened their eyes wide in shock.

Looking at this great formation array ‘Universe’ from the outside was truly very shocking. That was because this great formation array was absorbing the Divine Realm’s Divine Spiritual Energy. This caused the all the Divine Spiritual Energy in a hundred miles surrounding the great formation array to gather toward the formation array. There were also all kinds of energy scattering through the surface of the formation array.

“What is that? Where are the Heavenly Deities that have arrived before us?” Said a Mid Level Heavenly Deity in shock. At the same time, this Mid Level Heavenly Deity grabbed a Low level Heavenly Deity. “You arrived before me. Speak, what exactly happened here?”
“Your, your Lordship.”  That Low Level Heavenly Deity said stammeringly. “When I arrived, I saw that there were several tens of Heavenly Deities in the air. However, for some unknown reason, a black clothed youth merely shot out a couple golden lights and then those Heavenly Deities were all trapped into that formation array.”
Right after this Low Level Heavenly Deity finished saying that,   someone   immediately   shouted.   “Impossible!   Mister Qiuzhong already arrived. Are you telling me that even Mister Qiuzhong has been trapped in that?”
However,  someone  else  immediately  refuted.  “When  I arrived, I also saw the scene of Mister Qiuzhong and them being trapped by the great formation array from afar; this is definitely true!”
When Qin Yu was fighting against the eighty two Heavenly Deities, his attention had been completely cast upon Qiuzhong Fu and them. He did not take note of the fact that there were already several Heavenly Deities who had arrived far away and were rushing over.

“A great formation array that is capable of trapping a High Level Heavenly Deity. This, how is this possible?”
All those Heavenly Deities that arrived later were shocked. However, in the flash of an eye, there were already Heavenly Deities that started running away. At the same time they were running, they even advised. “It’s better to leave here quickly. Even Mister Qiuzhong has been trapped. If we try to go in, we’d just be courting death.”
These several tens of Heavenly Deities started rapidly fleeing from this place. Following their escape, the news of Qin Yu’s great formation array trapping several tens of Heavenly Deities, including even Qiuzhong Fu, started spreading like wildfire.

The Governor of Yuchi City, Yuchi Gonglan, at the moment he obtained the news, immediately used the Conveying Array that the city possessed to rush over to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold and inform the Utmost East Sage Emperor of this information.

After the Utmost East Sage Emperor obtained this information, he immediately dispatched ‘Huang Jing’ who was familiar with Qin Yu to Mount Bewitch You with Yuchi Gonglan to invite Qin Yu.

During the time when Huang Jing and Yuchi Gonglan started to rapidly fly towards Mount Bewitch You from Yuchi City, the other Great Sage Emperors of the Divine Realm and the Asura Sea, Mount Blood Demon and Dual Domain Island also obtained this information.

After all, every single major power possessed troops located in all the major cities of the Divine Realm. Their intelligence staff obtained the news at about the same time as Yuchi Gonglan. Merely, it was a bit more difficult for them to transmit this information back as they did not have the ability of directly going through a Conveying Array like Yuchi Gonglan’s Yuchi City.

Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. In the back garden of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace.

Jiang Fan was currently chatting and laughing with his wife. The head of the intelligence department, Mid Level Heavenly Deity Jiang Yushan, hastily rushed over to the entrance of the back garen and was stopped by the guards at the entrance.

“Let him in.”  Before Jiang Yushan could speak, Jiang Fan had already spoken.

When Jiang Yushan walked in, he immediately kneeled down on one knee and reported respectfully. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, we have just obtained information that a formation array expert was discovered in the Divine Realm’s eastern region’s Yuchi City. This formation array expert has deployed a great formation array that trapped several tens of Heavenly Deities including even Qiuzhong Fu.”
Jiang Fan who originally didn’t care at all at the mention of formation array expert now looked at Jiang Yushan with amazement all over his face. “Yushan, are you certain about the accuracy of your information? Are you sure Qiuzhong Fu was trapped in the formation array?”
Although there were many High Level Heavenly Deities in the Divine Realm, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan had still remembered each of the High Level Heavenly Deities’ names as well as related information regarding them.

“Extremely  certain.  This  is  something  that  people  have personally seen!” Said Jiang Yushan with absolute certainty.

Jiang Fan lightly nodded. He then closed his eyes. Almost in an instant, the entire Divine Realm was within Jiang Fan’s observation. The great formation array in the Yuchi City was also within Jiang Fan’s observation. In an instant, Jiang Fan opened his eyes. His eyes burst forth the radiance of amazement.

“Yushan, you are to personally bring my invitation to find the  person  who  set  up  that  formation  array.”  A  rare  smile appeared on Jiang Fan’s face.

“Husband, is this person worthy of you to personally sent out a  Sage  Emperor’s  Invitation?”  Asked  Jiang  Fan’s  wife  Zhou Luanfeng curiously. Jiang Fan immediately smiled and explained. “My wife, I’ve observed that person’s great formation array. That great formation array is surprisingly able to be considered as being a space. From the way I see it, his formation array skills are about the same level as the past Craftsman God Chehou Yuan!”
“He’s  that  amazing?”  Said  Zhou  Luanfeng  in  amazement. “That  Chehou  Yuan  was  the  Craftsman  God.  This  man  is comparable with the Craftsman God? The hardest thing for great artifact craftsman is reaching a high level in the matter of formation arrays. If he has the strength of the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s formation array, doesn’t that mean that he might be a new Craftsman God?” Zhou Luanfeng now understood why her husband regarded this newly emerged formation array expert so highly.

Jiang Fan shook his head and smiled. He didn’t say anything.

From Jiang Fan’s point of view, it was hard to tell if the Craftsman God’s formation array was actually able to match up to this newly emerged formation array expert’s.

Jiang  Fan  looked  to  Jiang  Yushan.  “Yushan,  what  is  that man’s name?” He wanted to send a Sage Emperor’s Invitation, it would be difficult for him to send an invitation if he didn’t know the person’s name.

“Qin Yu!” Jiang Yushan hurriedly replied.

“Oh, Qin Yu, not a bad name.” Jiang Fan lightly smiled. With a flip of his hand, he took out a golden scroll. After that, he used his Divine Awareness to write an invitation on it. After receiving this Sage Emperor’s Invitation, Jiang Yushan was about to set off.

“Wait a moment.” Jiang Fan suddenly said.

Jiang Yushan immediately stopped. He turned around and started to wait for Jiang Fan’s order. Jiang Fan smiled and said. “I suspect that Utmost East Sage Emperor’s men will be faster than us. It will take a while to reach that mountain from Yuchi City. You are to go to the Floating Snow City and rush to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Conveying Array and wait for Qin Yu there!”
“Yes,  Your  Majesty  Sage  Emperor.”   Jiang  Yushan  also displayed a smile on his face.

Indeed, if he were to rush to Yuchi City, he likely would not be able to encounter Qin Yu. However, if he were to go Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold and wait outside the Conveying Array, he would definitely be able to encounter Qin Yu. A formation array grandmaster that was capable of deploying a formation array space, merely his strength would definitely be able to match up against High Level Heavenly Deities. What was more important was, that a grandmaster of formation arrays would only require a bit of effort to easily become an artifact crafting grandmaster!

The attractiveness of an artifact crafting grandmaster, how could any of the major powers leaders be able to resist it?

Actually, if any of them were to dispatch their Godkings, they would be able to arrive before Qin Yu in a blink of an eye. Merely, Godkings possessed too high of a status and were not much inferior to the Eight Great Sage Emperors. To have a Godking personally set off to invite an artifact crafting grandmaster? There was no Godking that would willingly reduce their status to do such a thing.

A couple days later. Inside Mount Bewitch You’s formation array ‘Universe.’
A group of people were standing there respectfully. The frontmost person was Qiuzhong Fu. Standing behind him were ten people: Chi Hongfeng, Xianyu Yang, Lanshan Huo, Le Yuyao, Le Yurao, Yigong Shu, Jin Kong, Jin Long, Liu Bing and Tan Jiu.

Standing behind these ten people were the one hundred and two Low Level Heavenly Deities.

“Master!”  All hundred and thirteen Heavenly Deities bowed and said respectfully.

Qin Yu stood in front of these hundred and thirteen Heavenly Deities, facing them. Standing behind Qin Yu were Hei Yu, Uncle Fu, Wu Lan, Wu He, Hong Yu and Lu Shui.

Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward Tan Jiu.

“Tan Jiu.” Qin Yu shouted. He had a light smile on his face.

Tan Jiu walked forward. Respectfully, he said. “Master, this Tan Jiu has been disrespectful towards master in the past. Please forgive me.”  The current Tan Jiu did not dare to have the slightest thought of defiance.

“The  taste  of  resentment  against  me  doesn’t  feel  good, right?” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

Tan Jiu’s complexion turned pale. When he was first absorbed into the God Sealing Pagoda, Tan Jiu was indeed filled with resentment against Qin Yu. However, whenever he felt resentment against Qin Yu, his soul started to feel a pain as if it were being burned. Only at this moment did Tan Jiu remember that his soul was bound. He could not even have the slightest thought of defiance. Otherwise, he would only cause suffering for himself.

“Tan Jiu would never dare again.” Tan Jiu said respectfully.

Qin Yu nodded. He glanced at Qiuzhong Fu. “Qiuzhong Fu, I’ve heard that ordinary Heavenly Deities would all address you as Mister Qiuzhong. Are you also feeling very pained right now?” Qiuzhong Fu said without a hint of despise or anger. “Master is capable of setting up such an exceptional formation array. At the very least, master’s attainments in formation arrays are the best among all the people that this Qiuzhong has encountered in all these years. For master to have such a high attainment in formation arrays, Qiuzhong believes that master’s attainments in artifact craftsmanship is also extremely high. Qiuzhong believes that following master will not be inferior to being a bandit.”
Actually, Qiuzhong Fu also felt extremely helpless. As even his soul had been bound, what could he possibly do?

“Qiuzhong Fu, from today hence, you shall administer these Heavenly Deities alongside Uncle Fu. At the same time, you shall be my attendant. When I travel out, you shall follow beside me. As for the times when I am training, you can go and set about doing your own stuff.” Qin Yu said indifferently.

“Yes, master.”  A cheerful expression appeared on Qiuzhong Fu’s face. Qiuzhong Fu feared that Qin Yu might leave him in Jiang Lan’s Realm the most. If that were the case, it’d be truly too boring. Instead, if he were to follow Qin Yu, he’ll be able to wander about the various regions of the Divine Realm.

With but a thought from Qin Yu, and a hundred and twelve of the Heavenly Deities were all absorbed into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Only Qiuzhong Fu, Hong Yu, Lu Shui, Wu Lan and them remained.

“Big brother. And here I thought that the ‘Flowing Light Spear Path’ that I created would be able to defeat big brother. Never would I anticipate that in a blink of an eye, big brother actually managed to capture a High Level Heavenly Deity and even set up such a great formation array.” Gasped Hei Yu.

Surprised, Qin Yu said. “Flowing Light Spear Path? Is it that strange spear thrusting technique of yours?”
“What you mean by strange?” Hei Yu said discontentedly. He had managed to comprehend this sort of training path through great difficulty. 
Qin  Yu  chuckled.  “Oh,  it’s  not  strange,  it’s  powerful,  it’s powerful, okay?” Hei Yu also started laughing.

“Lord Qin Yu, it’s truly strange. We managed to sense when our Divine Tribulation would be coming the moment we came back  to  the  Divine  Realm.”  Hong  Yu  charmingly  looked  at Qiuzhong Fu who had a cold expression the entire time and then turned to Qin Yu and said.

Wu Lan also nodded and said. “That’s right. We sensed when our Divine Tribulations would be coming right after coming out.”
“Oh?”
Qin Yu understood it.

Sure enough, it was as he had anticipated. The Universal World was a universe that existed on its own. The Divine Tribulation of the Divine Realm, Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, and so many other realms, was incapable of descending in the Universal World.

“Roughly   when   will   you   all   undergo   your   Divine Tribulations?” Said Qin Yu with a smile.

“Very soon, a bit over a hundred years.”  Hong Yu said. Wu He’s loud voice sounded. “Mine’s about the same. It’s close to two hundred years or so.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.

At this moment, Qiuzhong Fu, who was standing beside Qin Yu and had a cold expression the entire time, he was confused. How come the subordinates of his master were only now going to undergo the Divine Tribulation?

“Well then, you all can return to Jiang Lan’s Realm. Xiao Hei, do you plan to continue training or do you want to go out and wander  the  Divine  Realm  with  me?”  Asked  Qin  Yu  with  a smile. 
“Of course I’ll be following big brother out.”  Hei Yu lightly smiled and said. He then looked at the formation array space and gasped. “This formation array space is truly amazing. It’s about the same as Jiang Lan’s Realm. Hong Yu and them have yet to undergo their Divine Tribulation yet are actually able to maintain a human form in here.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.

The formation array space was actually very similar to the Jiang Lan’s Realm. They were both spaces. Merely, Jiang Lan’s Realm was a fixed space created through artifact crafting.

Qin Yu took out Jiang Lan’s Realm from his Universal World and then placed it within his body. As long as he does not place the Jiang Lan’s Realm in the Universal World, the Divine Tribulation will be able to sense Hong Yu and them.

After casually retrieving the formation array space, Qin Yu and Hei Yu walked alongside each other. Following behind them were Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu. 
“Qin Yu!”
Upon seeing the dissipation of the formation array, Huang Jing, who had been waiting outside the formation array for a very long time, immediately shouted at Qin Yu. At the same time, her figure immediately arrived before Qin Yu. At this moment, there was a middle aged man with extremely black eyebrows beside Huang Jing. Merely by his aura, one could feel an unflustered sensation of Mount Tai.

That middle aged man opened his mouth and said. “Qin Yu, I am the Governor of Yuchi City, Yuchi Gonglan. This person over here is the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s princess, Huangfu Jing. The reason the two of us have come today, as per the order of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, is to invite you to Mount Dazzling Gold to become a person of the Mount Dazzling Gold.

“Huangfu Jing? Princess?”  Qin Yu smiled and recited those words as he looked to ‘Huang Jing.’ Huang Jing could merely smile. However, her fair little face had turned red. And at this moment, Yuchi Gonglan handed a golden scroll over to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu and Hei Yu glanced at each other. Qin Yu then received the golden scroll and swept his Divine Awareness over it to read the contents of the golden scroll. It was the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s invitation.

Chapter 4: Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold

Yuchi Gonglan and Huangfu Jin both looked at Qin Yu. They were waiting for Qin Yu’s response. Had it been an ordinary person, they would definitely excitedly accept the Sage Emperor’s invitation. But, the current Qin Yu was a grandmaster of formation arrays.

After some time, Qin Yu raised his head and looked to Huangfu Jing. “Miss Huang Jin, oh, Princess Huangfu Jing, I would like to ask, if I were to go to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, would I become completely subjected to the orders of Mount Dazzling Gold?”
Yuchi Gonglan raised his thumb to Huangfu Jing. “Smart!”
Huangfu Jing smiled and said. “I knew you were going to ask about this. Before I left, I already talked about this matter with my Imperial Father. You merely need to come to our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold. Your freedom would be completely unrestricted. Even if you wanted to leave our Mount Dazzling Gold in the future, we would also not prevent you from leaving.” Qin Yu felt relaxed. At the same time, he also felt thankful that this Utmost East Sage Emperor was treating him so well.

However, Qin Yu didn’t know that it wasn’t only the Utmost East Sage Emperor, the other seven Sage Emperors, Mount Blood Demon, Asura Sea and the Dual Domain Island were also planning to give him unrestricted freedom.

If they were planning to limit his freedom, how would they possibly be able to get a grandmaster of formation arrays to join them?

“Big brother, are you truly going?” Hei Yu said in a low voice. “Monkey is in…”
Hou Fei was in Asura Sea and the Asura Sea could be considered as being enemies with the Eight Great Sage Emperors. “It’s fine. Didn’t you hear that the Utmost East Sage Emperor had already agreed that we can leave as we wish in the future?” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face. Actually, with Qin Yu’s abilities, was there even a location that could trap him? Merely, with the personal promise from the Utmost East Sage Emperor, it would be a lot less complicated in the future.

Yuchi Gonglan chuckled and said. “Well then, let’s go.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.

“Qiuzhong Fu?” Surprised, Yuchi Gonglan said when he saw Qiuzhong Fu. “I’ve heard that you’ve been trapped by the great formation array. How come you are here?” Yuchi Gonglan did not believe that a High Level Heavenly Deity would surrender easily.

Qin Yu hurriedly said. “Qiuzhong Fu is currently my close attendant.”
Hearing what Qin Yu said, Qiuzhong Fu felt very thankful in his heart. After all, if others were to know that he had became Qin Yu’s servant, Qin Yu’s slave, then he would have lost a whole lot of face.

Huangfu Jing was also surprised. She said. “Qiuzhong Fu is extremely proud. Back then when I invited him to join our Mount Dazzling Gold, he firmly refused it. Never would I have expected that he would be willing to become your attendant, Qin Yu.”
“Not only do you have a High Level Heavenly Deity as an attendant, this person over here should be a puppet, right? Furthermore, he’s not an ordinary puppet.”  Yuchi Gonglan’s gaze was cast toward Uncle Fu.

Qin  Yu’s  expression  sunk.  He  said.  “Uncle  Fu  is  my housekeeper.”
Qin Yu had long since begun considering Uncle Fu as a real person in his heart. He had already considered Uncle Fu as a diligent and attentive old housekeeper. He did not like others saying that Uncle Fu is a puppet. Yuchi Gonglan immediately knew what Qin Yu was thinking after seeing his expression. He promptly said. “Haha, so he’s actually Brother Qin Yu’s housekeeper.” After laughing, Yuchi Gonglan no longer mentioned Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu merely chatted with Huangfu Jing and Hei Yu. As for Yuchi Gonglan, he was chatting with Qiuzhong Fu. Evidently, this Yuchi Gonglan was old acquaintance of Qiuzhong Fu.

The group of people were rapidly flying. Qin Yu even used ‘Spatial Domain’ and contained Uncle Fu within it so that he could follow behind them.

As Qin Yu’s soul’s level had reached the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage, he was able to create a ‘Spatial Domain’ with the assistance of the Meteoric Tear.

After arriving at Yuchi City, Qin Yu, Huangfu Jing and them quickly arrived at the location of the Conveying Array.

Qin Yu was greatly surprised when he saw the Conveying Array. He knew that it was impossible to teleport in the Divine Realm if one weren’t a Godking. Thus, he never expected there to be Conveying Arrays in the Divine Realm. The Conveying Array before him was hexagonal shaped. Several tens of people were capable of entering the Conveying Array at once. Merely, this Conveying Array appeared to be extremely simple.

“Such a simple array, is it truly capable of conveying people?” Qin Yu said in surprise.

Yuchi Gonglan smiled. “Brother Qin Yu, it seems you do not know about this. This array does not have much use at all. As for the location of the true essentials of this Conveying Array, I too am not very certain about it. Merely, the Divine Realm’s Conveying Arrays are things that only Godkings can set up.”
“My Imperial Father has also said before that this Conveying Array does not rely much on the formation array. Instead, it is related to the spatial laws.” Huangfu Jing explained.

Qin Yu had some vague idea in his mind. Perhaps he would only be able to understand how to set up Conveying Arrays after completely comprehending the Divine Realm’s spatial laws.

“After we go through the Conveying Array, we’ll arrive at the bottom of Mount Dazzling Gold.” Yuchi Gonglan explained.

Puzzled, Hei Yu said. “Why doesn’t it directly send us over to Mount Dazzling Gold?”
Huangfu Jing smiled and said. “If it were to directly send us over to Mount Dazzling Gold, then doesn’t it mean that as long as one spend some Divine Spiritual Stones, even a Deity would be able to directly reach Mount Dazzling Gold? How could we possibly allow that?”
Hei Yu nodded.

Qin Yu and them stepped into and started the Conveying Array. Without feeling a slightest amount of movement, they felt that the space before them started to change irregularly. In an instant, Qin Yu and them reached their destination. 
“Haha, Brother Yuchi!”
“Which of these might be Qin Yu?”
Right after Qin Yu and them came through the Conveying Array, they immediately heard a lot of noise. Furthermore, it seemed that it was directed at them. Confused, Qin Yu looked over.

Before him were more than a dozen men and women standing outside the Conveying Array. They were smiling as they looked at Qin Yu and them. Qin Yu immediately determined that all these people were Heavenly Deity stage experts. Even the weakest one among them was a Mid Level Heavenly Deity.

“What, what’s going on?” Surprised, Qin Yu turned around to look at Huangfu Jing and Yuchi Gonglan. Huangfu Jing smiled and explained to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, it’s very simple. You, a grandmaster of the formation arrays, are extremely popular. Thus, the people from all the major powers have arrived. Let me introduce them to you.”
The people who originally didn’t know who Qin Yu was, after hearing the conversation between Huangfu Jing and Qin Yu, all came to know that the black clothed youth before them was Qin Yu.

“This person is from the Utmost South Sage Emperor’s Light Lens City.” Said Huangfu Jing as she pointed to a beautiful white clothed woman. That white clothed beauty immediately slightly bowed and said to Qin Yu. “Mister Qin Yu, I have come to represent His Majesty Utmost South Sage Emperor to invite you to join our Light Lens City. This is the invitation letter.” As she said that, she handed the invitation letter to Qin Yu.

Huangfu Jing did not care about it. Instead, she continued. “This person is from the Utmost West Sage Emperor’s Mount Blazing Flame.” Said Huangfu Jing as she pointed to a long red haired youth. That long scarlet haired youth also slightly bowed and said to Qin Yu with a smile. “Qin Yu…”
Before he finished his words, Huangfu Jing already continued to point to the next person. “This person is from the Northwest Sage Emperor’s Thunder Punishment City.”
It was a grim looking woman. This woman’s eyes would occasionally flicker like lightning. It was extremely strange. This grim looking woman smiled to Qin Yu. “Mister Qin Yu, our Sage Emperor held Mister Qin Yu in very high regard, he especially had me…”
Huangfu Jing interrupted this woman too. She pointed to the next person.

She introduced six people in succession. These six people had come from six different Sage Emperors. Qin Yu became confused as to why Huangfu Jing had yet to introduce the person from the Utmost North Sage Emperor. Could it be that the Utmost North Sage Emperor did not send anyone over?

“This person here is from the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Floating Snow City.” Huangfu Jing said as she pointed to a youth.

That youth slightly bowed and said. “Mister Qin Yu, I am Jiang Yushan. With the order from my Sage Emperor, I have come to invite Mister Qiu Yu to join our Floating Snow City. This is the invitation letter.”
Qin Yu actually extended his hand and received the invitation letter.

Jiang Yushan’s expression immediately became cheerful. After all, Qin Yu had not accepted the invitation letter from any of the six people before. However, after Qin Yu received the invitation   letter,   he   sighed   and   said.   “Brother   Yushan, although I want to go to the Floating Snow City very much, but I have already agreed to the Mount Dazzling Gold. Thus, I am very sorry.” Jiang Yushan was startled. In the end, he could only shake his head helplessly.

Qin Yu had a very regretful expression. Actually, Qin Yu had already thought about it in his heart. If he wanted to marry Li’er, going over to the Floating Snow City right away was not a wise thing to do. It was not too late for him to sufficiently prepare himself and then communicate with Uncle Lan before leaving for the Floating Snow City.

“I believe these three individuals ought to be from the Dual Domain Island, Mount Blood Demon and Asura Sea. Merely, I am not familiar with them. Thus, I won’t be introducing them.” Said Huangfu Jing indifferently.

From the tone of Huangfu Jing’s speech, it was evident that she didn’t like the people from those three powers.

The three people were not offended at all. They proceeded to introduce themselves. Qin Yu merely listened to them and took a couple more glances at the emissary from the Asura Sea. He did not say anything much.

Only after everyone finished their introductions, Qin Yu spoke. “Everyone, I have already accepted the invitation from the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Thus, I am truly sorry about this.”
Qin Yu slightly bowed to everyone present. He then followed Huangfu Jing and left with the others.

“This Utmost East Sage Emperor actually dispatched Princess Jing herself, no wonder he managed to get Qin Yu underneath his camp so easily.” Those emissaries sighed a couple times. In the end, this group of people could only leave helplessly.

Qin Yu raised his head and looked. The entire sky above him had been covered. When underneath Mount Dazzling Gold, everything was covered in darkness. “This Mount Dazzling Gold is truly huge. Its circumference is at the very least ten thousand miles, right?” Qin Yu gasped.

Huangfu Jing lightly smiled and said. “Mount Dazzling Gold has a circumference of nearly a hundred thousand miles. Among the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm, only the Utmost Western Region’s Mount Blazing Flame and the Northeastern Region’s Forest Ocean forest are a bit bigger than Mount Dazzling Gold.”
“A hundred thousand miles?” Qin Yu looked at the enormous floating mountain that covered the sky. He became even more surprised.

After that, Qin Yu, Hei Yu, Qiuzhong Fu, Uncle Fu, Huangfu Jing, and Yuchi Gonglan all started flying upwards. Uncle Fu remained in Qin Yu’s Spatial Domain.

The further up they flew and the closer they got to Mount Dazzling Gold, the more Qin Yu felt how enormous and oppressive the Mount Dazzling Gold was. Only when he completely approached the bottom of the Mount Dazzling Gold did Qin Yu discover that the bottom of the Mount Dazzling Gold was not a single piece. Instead, there were many ravines. Under the lead of Huangfu Jing, Qin Yu and them entered a tunnel.

The tunnel was very short. It was only around a hundred meters long. After passing through the tunnel, they reached a mountain road.

This winding mountain road was over a thousand miles long. After flying for a long time, they reached the sole city of Mount Dazzling Gold.

“All those mansions outside of the city are mostly locations where Heavenly Deities train at. On Mount Dazzling Gold, there  is  a  great  number  of  scattered  mansions  like  those.” Huangfu Jing pointed to the mansions located at the waist of the mountains or above cliffs.

The city on top of Mount Dazzling Gold, when compared to Mount Dazzling Gold itself, was a lot smaller. However, it still possessed a circumference of a thousand miles. 
“What a dazzling city.” Gasped Qin Yu. The entire city’s city walls were formed through golden colored ores. When looking at it, the entire city was dazzling like a Mortal Realm’s star.

After entering the city, the streets of the city were all formed by black slabs.

The number of people on Mount Dazzling Gold was not overwhelming at all. However, at a single glance, all the people were Heavenly Deities. This was indeed very shocking. When compared to them, the hundred and thirteen Heavenly Deities that Qin Yu captured were not many at all.

“In the eastern city district is the Gold Sword Palace. In the western city district is the Hundred Flowers Palace. Within those two Palaces live the other two Godkings of our Mount Dazzling Gold, the Gold Sword Godking and the Hundred Flowers Godking.” While walking on the black slab road, Huangfu Jing was introducing Mount Dazzling Gold to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu remembered it in his heart and lightly nodded. 
“In the Heavenly Deity Army of the city, there are a total of nine large squadrons and nine large squadron captains. Their statuses are second to only my Imperial Father, the other two Godkings and the three Palace Masters.”  Said Huangfu Jing with a smile on her face.

Qin Yu was able to guess that the Imperial Father that she mentioned was the Utmost East Sage Emperor. He also knew about the two Godkings. However, who were the three Palace Masters?

“Brother  Qin  Yu,  all  nine  large  squadron  captains  of  the Heavenly Deity Army of Mount Dazzling Gold are High Level Heavenly Deities. Princess Jing is one of them. Did you know that?” Said Yuchi Gonglan to Qin Yu.

Huangfu Jing could only glare at Yuchi Gonglan.

“I already knew about this.” Qin Yu immediately replied. After walking for a long time, Qin Yu and them arrived at the Inner Castle of the city. This Inner Castle was build in the center of the Dazzling Gold City. The Dazzling Gold City had a circumference of a thousand miles. As for this Inner Castle, it only possessed a circumference of a hundred miles.

“This is the Imperial City. My Imperial Father, the members of our clan and the three Palace Masters all live here.” Huangfu Jing said as she led Qin Yu to the entrance of the Imperial City. “My Imperial Father is awaiting you at the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. Let’s go.”
The guards of the Imperial City immediately bowed when they saw Huangfu Jing and them.

Huangfu Jing led Qin Yu and them and directly proceeded towards the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. This Imperial City was truly large. The construction and the layout of the city was extremely exquisite. After walking through different roads and making numerous turns, Huangfu Jing had finally led Qin Yu and them to the entrance of the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. “Huff, we’ve finally arrived.” Huangfu Jing had a slight smile on her face.

Qin Yu looked at the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace before him. He felt that his heartbeat had also slightly increased. After all, the person he was about to meet was one of the Eight Great Sage Emperors, the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

Chapter 5: Palace Master?

The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace was not merely a single palace. Instead, it was an enormous palace with decorated with waterside pavilions, high grade buildings, and numerous winding corridors. The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s personal resting place, the place where he would gather his subordinates, the place where he would train and so on, were all located within this Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. Thus, one could easily imagine how great of an area the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace occupied.

Qin Yu, Huangfu Jing, Hei Yu, Yuchi Gong and them, were all standing at the entrance of the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. The entrance to the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace was the location of the palace.

“Those guarding the gates are all stronger than me.” Gasped Hei Yu in a low voice.

Qin Yu looked to the two imperial guards located on the either sides of the palace entrance. Those two imperial guards were at the very least Mid Level Heavenly Deities. As for their exact strength, Qin Yu was also unable to tell. 
“My Imperial Father knew that you would be coming. He should’ve already finished the preparations to receive you.” Said Huangfu Jing to Qin Yu with a smile on her face. “Come, let’s go in.” She proceeded to walk over the gates.

One of the two imperial guards displayed a smile on his face. Respectfully, he said. “Princess, His Majesty Sage Emperor has ordered, that when Lord Qin Yu arrives, he is to be directly brought over to the waterside pavilion, ‘South Pavilion.’
Huangfu Jing lightly nodded. She then led Qin Yu and them into the palace.

The palace was extremely spacious. It possessed a length and width of greater than two hundred feet. Usually, the Utmost East Sage Emperor would discuss official businesses at this location. On each side of the palace was a passageway. The group entered the passageway on the right side.

“Big brother, I feel that this place is very strange!” Hei Yu’s voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind. 
Qin Yu looked at Hei Yu beside him and then looked at their surroundings. He replied via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Xiao Hei, the entire Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace is covered by the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Divine Awareness. He is observing us at all times.”
If the Utmost East Sage Emperor heard what Qin Yu said to Hei Yu, he would definitely be greatly shocked.

“Big brother, you’re able to sense the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s  Divine  Awareness?”   Asked  Hei  Yu  via  Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. Qin Yu was capable of even detecting the Divine Awareness of a Godking?

Confronted with Hei Yu’s suspicion, Qin Yu lightly nodded.

“At this moment, I have surrounded my body with my Universal World’s Spatial Energy. If someone tries to investigate me with their Divine Awareness, they would definitely  not  be  able  to  escape  my  detection.”  Qin  Yu  was extremely confident. 
Because Qin Yu was the creator of the Universal World, he was able to instantly sense the slightest amount of change within the locations covered by the Universal World’s Spatial Energy.

However, the Utmost East Sage Emperor was unable to detect the Spatial Energy that surrounded Qin Yu.

For one, this Spatial Energy was from the Universal World. The Utmost East Sage Emperor was someone who didn’t know anything about the spatial laws of the Universal World.

Secondly, Qin Yu’s control over the Spatial Energy from the Universal World had already reached perfection level. He was able to spread it all over without anyone being able to detect it at all.

However, if the two of them were to fight, then Qin Yu would be greatly inferior to the Utmost East Sage Emperor who comprehended the Spatial Laws of the Divine Realm and could instantly utilize the entire Divine Realm’s Spatial Energy. 
Listening to the nearby sounds of running water after walking on the stony path for some time, the group had arrived outside a courtyard.

“We’ve  arrived.  My  Imperial  Father  is  in  there.”   Said Huangfu Jing with a smile on her face.

Qin Yu lightly nodded. Involuntarily, his grave and stern face displayed a slight smile. Qin Yu walked alongside Huangfu Jing. Hei Yu, Yuchi Gonglan, Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu followed behind them.

After walking into this courtyard, they reached a large pond. On top of the large pond was a narrow passageway. Following along this passageway, they arrived at an exquisite building above the water.

While they were still far away, Qin Yu already heard the sound of laughter coming from the exquisite pavilion building. “Eh? There’s quite many people.”  Huangfu Jing opened her eyes and then said to Qin Yu with a smile. At the same time, she sped up her pace. Bringing Qin Yu, they directly entered this pavilion building. They then walked up to the second floor.

The second floor was filled with windows on all sides. Even the roof was only half present. The other half was empty.

Six people sat in the second floor, three males and three females. They were a mild looking middle aged man, two beautiful madams, a lively little girl and two violent tiger-like and astonishingly imposing looking men.

“Imperial  Father,  Qin  Yu  has  arrived.  Imperial  Mother, Aunt!” Huangfu Jing said as she greeted them with smiles on her face.

Yuchi Gonglan said respectfully. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, Her Majesty Godking, Her Majesty Empress.”  Yuchi Gonglan only saluted these three individuals. The other three individuals merely nodded their heads while smiling. 
“Qin Yu, let me introduce them to you.” Huangfu Jing said enthusiastically. “This is my Imperial Father.”
“Utmost East Sage Emperor!”
Qin Yu’s gaze was instantly locked onto this gentle looking middle aged man. This gentle looking middle aged man wore a soft and peaceful looking golden silk gown. On his face was a smile.

“Qin Yu pays his respects to Your Majesty Sage Emperor.” Qin Yu bowed.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu had already carefully examined Qin Yu the moment he came in. However, the result of his inspection had shocked him. Qin Yu’s body actually still contained the aura of Divine Energy.

“Qin Yu, your Divine Energy still has not finished transforming into Heavenly Divine Energy?” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a slightly surprised tone.

“Divine Energy?” Said that lively girl who sat to the side in surprise. Even the other two men also looked at Qin Yu with shock. A grandmaster of the formation array who had reached such a high level in the formation array actually still had Divine Energy in his body?

Qin Yu nodded and said. “That is correct. Your Majesty Sage Emperor, I spent the majority of my time and effort on formation arrays and did not pay much attention to the energy within my body.”
“So that was the case. No wonder you managed to achieve such  a  level  of  accomplishment.”   The  Utmost  East  Sage Emperor nodded. He turned to a beautiful madam beside him and said. “Liuxiang, what do you think about Qin Yu?” The Utmost East Sage Emperor immediately introduced her to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, this is the Hundred Flowers Godking.”
Qin Yu immediately started to carefully examine this beautiful madam. 
This beautiful madam wore a pink gauze dress. She had a red mark in between her brows. Her eyes were beautiful like limpid autumn waters. The Hundred Flowers Godking, Huangfu Liuxiang, carefully inspected Qin Yu. She then smiled and nodded. “He’s indeed not bad. At the very least, he’s a lot
more earnest compared to those three sons of yours.”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was unable to refrain from smiling.

“Three sons?”  Qin Yu looked to the other two men in the pavilion building. “Could it perhaps be these two people and that Huangfu Liushui are all the sons of the Utmost East Sage Emperor?”
When Qin Yu was thinking about this, Huangfu Jing continued to make more introductions. “Qin Yu, this is my Imperial Mother.”
“Qin Yu pays his respects to the Empress.”  Qin Yu slightly bowed. 
Although the Empress’s status was very high, her strength cannot be regarded as being very strong. She was merely a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. To be dual training with the Utmost East Sage Emperor for this many years, yet still possessing such a weak level of power, it signified that her training comprehension level is truly insufficient.”  The Empress also lightly nodded to Qin Yu.

“This is my younger sister, Ling’er, Huangfu Ling. This is my eldest brother, Huangfu Liejun. This is my second brother, Huangfu Liehuo. As for my third brother, you’ve already met him.” Huangfu Jing introduced her siblings extremely casually.

Qin Yu lightly bowed.

Huangfu Liehuo and Huangfu Liujun both had a head full of short dazzling blond hair. Their auras were both astonishingly imposing. Merely, when looking at them, Huangfu Liehuo, whose hair and beard was unkempt, looked like an irascible person. As for Huangfu Liujun, his hair was short and spiky and he looked extremely steadfast and a bit more earnest. Merely, as he opened his eyes, the imposing aura of disdainfully looking down upon the entire world was unable to refrain from spreading out.

“The sons and daughters of this Utmost East Sage Emperor are all exceptional.”  Qin Yu gasped in his heart. “Three sons and two daughters, all of them are that powerful.”
Qin Yu did not know much about the Eight Great Families of the Divine Realm.

These Eight Great Families were different from the mortals. The bloodlines of the Eight Great Families were extremely important to them. The first generation of the Eight Great Families possessed the best bloodline. Thus, they were able to achieve even greater accomplishments.

As the generations passed down, the further down they go, the thinner their bloodline becomes. Thus, it became harder for them to achieve a high accomplishment.

For example, the Jiang Clan of the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. The two brothers Jiang Lan and Jiang Fan were both Godkings. Even Jiang Xing was merely a generation after them. Then look at the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold. This Hundred Flowers Godking and the Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Gold Sword Godking, Huangfu Lei, were all blood siblings. For them, the first generation, it was a lot easier to train.

Where were the parents of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, Utmost North Sage Emperor and them?

Other than the Utmost East Sage Emperor, Utmost North Sage Emperor themselves, even their children did not know about it. This could be considered a secret of the Divine Realm.

The Eight Great Families of the Divine Realm possessed superiority. However, they also possessed a weak point.

Those from the first generation, although they were very few, over half of them were Godkings. The rest of them were all High Level Heavenly Deities. As for the second generation, it was rare for a Godking to appear. As for the third generation and down, it was extremely difficult for a Godking to appear in that generation. It was only possible should they possess great willpower.

However, what about the mortals? Although it was extremely difficult for them to train, they also possessed an equally great amount of potential. Regardless of which generation, when they reached the later stages of cultivation, they all possessed that trace of hope in becoming Godkings.

“Big sister, I heard that you have a pretty good impression of that Qin Yu.” Huangfu Ling’s large eyes were cast toward Huangfu Jing and then to Qin Yu.

Huangfu Jing glared at Huangfu Ling.

“Imperial Father, you’ve invited this Qin Yu over, so what sort of position do you plan to have him assume?”  Said that Huangfu Liehuo carefreely.

“I actually have an idea regarding this.”  The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu smiled and said. “You all know that in the Imperial City, there are the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace and four other palaces: Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace, Liejun’s Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace. However, at present, there are only three Palace Masters. The Misty Mystic Palace is still empty as there has never been anyone who took up the position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. Thus, I think…”
“Second brother!”  The Hundred Flowers Godking’s eyelids were raised. Her aura had instantly grown sharp.

“Second brother, the reason why the Misty Mystic Palace is empty is not because no one was capable of becoming the Palace Master but rather because the competition for the Palace Master was too fierce and a conclusion had never been reached the entire time. The position of Palace Masters are statuses that are second only to the Godkings. Second brother, you most definitely cannot casually give the position of the Palace Master to a newly emerged person without qualifications.”  Hundred Flowers Godking directly voiced her opposition.

The opposition from a Godking had instantly caused the Utmost East Sage Emperor to stop his speech. The three Godkings of Mount Dazzling Gold, Huangfu Yu, Huangfu Lei and Huangfu Liuxiang. Among them, only Huangfu Liuxiang was a female. Usually, her two older brothers would always humour this younger sister of theirs.

“Second brother, think about it. The Palace Masters of the Black Wind Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace are both individuals who have provided great merit in the Incomparable Great Tribulation six quadrillion years ago. They possess great qualifications and their strength are both at the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. For the two of them to be Palace Masters, there is no one that opposes that. As for the Liejun’s Palace, it’s a palace especially created and given to to the first prince, Huangfu Liejun. The first prince, in all these years, has been the one who commanded the Heavenly Deity Army to fight in battles all around. Adding on his status, for him to be a Palace Master, there is also no one who would oppose it. However, right now, you wanted to give the Misty Mystic Palace to a new person…”
The Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang shook her head. Evidently, Huangfu Liuxiang was extremely dissatisfied. After hearing what the Hundred Flowers Godking said, Qin Yu immediately came to understand the status rankings of Mount Dazzling Gold. Evidently, these Four Great Palace Masters were individuals who were second to only Godkings. Their statuses were higher than even ordinary High Level Heavenly Deities.

If he were to become a Palace Master, then he would possess more confidence when proposing marriage for Li’er to the Utmost North Sage Emperor. However, Qin Yu’s qualifications were too low.

“Your  Majesty  Sage  Emperor…”  Qin  Yu  was  prepared  to refuse it, when…
The Utmost East Sage Emperor extended his hand to stop him. He then turned to the Hundred Flowers Godking. With a smile, he said. “Liuxiang, what you said was reasonable. In all these years, those who are truly fighting over the position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, aren’t there only two of them? One is one of your disciples and the other is a large squadron captain from the Heavenly Deity Army.” Huangfu Liuxiang slightly nodded and said. “Although Xue Yu is a female, she has followed me for numerous years. Although she is seemingly unremarkable, she has unwittingly provided numerous meritorious services to our Mount Dazzling Gold. In terms of strength, she is also at the High
Level Heavenly Deity stage. If she were to become the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, how would anyone dare oppose it?”
At this moment, Huangfu Liejun who had been silent the entire time spoke. “Aunt, Xue Yu is indeed exceptional. However, my good brother Dong Hou also possesses a status in the Heavenly Deity Army that is not beneath myself. Although it is said that the Heavenly Deity Army is under my command, in actuality, the majority of the time it is brother Dong Hou who leads the army. His status, qualifications and strength are also sufficient enough to become the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.”
Qin Yu was listening from the side.

Evidently, the Utmost East Sage Emperor was in support of him, the Hundred Flowers Godking was in support of her disciple, whereas Huangfu Liejun and a lot of the people from the Heavenly Deity Army, supported that Dong Hou.

“Big brother, it seems that many people are fighting for this position.”  Said Hei Yu to Qin Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.

“Before I came, the two sides were in a state of stalemate. Now that I’ve come and the Utmost East Sage Emperor wanted to present the position of the Palace Master to me, these two sides naturally would not sit by idly.” Qin Yu replied via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. However, Qin Yu was instead extremely composed.

Chapter 6: Reward

Huangfu Ling who sat next to Huangfu Jing stood up. “Imperial Father, Aunt, the two of you should stop arguing. I’ve heard that this Qin Yu is extremely amazing. The formation array that he deployed was so powerful that even High Level Heavenly Deities were unable to break through it. With merely that formation array, Big Sis Xue Yu and Big Bro Dong Hou would be unable to break through it. For Qin Yu to be the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, I am in favor of that with both my hands and feet!

“Feet  too?  Oh,  you  little  girl.”  Hundred  Flowers  Godking Huangfu Liuxing started laughing.

[TL: being in favor with both hands = completely in favor. However, she even said she’s in favor of that with her feet too.]

Qin Yu also smiled as he looked to this Huangfu Ling. She was truly an adorable little girl.

At this moment, Huangfu Liehuo said carefreely. “What’s the need to make the situation this complicated? Let’s just make it a bit more simple and have them fight against each other. Whoever is stronger shall be the Palace Master. Wouldn’t this solve the problem?”
Qin Yu who had been carefully listening to entire time, upon hearing what Huangfu Liehuo said, started smiling in his heart.

If they were to truly compete, then he could just deploy the formation array and then, regardless of how much the other two people tried to resist, it would still be impossible for them to escape the formation array. In the formation array, they could only allow themselves to be ravaged by him.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu’s eyes shined. He nodded and said. “Good. In that case, we shall use the method proposed by Liuhuu and have them…”
“What’s good about that?” Huangfu Liuxiang interrupted the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Huangfu Liuxiang gave the Utmost East Sage Emperor a side- eye glance and said. “Second brother, you clearly knew that Qin Yu was capable of deploying a formation array space. The possibility that Xue Yu and Dong Hou being able to win against him is too low, truly too low. Aren’t you deliberately trying to let Qin Yu win?”
“Liuxiang, in that case, what do you propose?” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu looked to Huangfu Liuxiang.

Qin Yu also looked to this Hundred Flowers Godking. He was wondering what sort of method to select the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master this Hundred Flowers Godking would be proposing.

Huangfu Liuxiang was silent for a moment. She then said. “The Misty Mystic Palace is one of the Four Great Palaces. The Palace requires not merely a Palace Master, it also requires a large number of subordinates. Only thus would it be qualified to be one of our Mount Dazzling Gold’s Four Great Palaces.”
“Since it requires subordinates, then we must inspect the quality of the subordinates. How about this… we are to have three competitions. One for the potential successor of the Palace Master, one for the Mid Level Heavenly Deities and one for the Low Level Heavenly Deities.”
“Among the three competitions, if one side were to win two of the competitions, then they shall be declared the winner. Qin Yu shall be on one side, Dong Huo shall be another and Xue Yu shall also be another. The three sides shall alternate to fight. The side that wins the most battles shall be the Palace Master. What do you all think about that?” Huangfu Liuxiang had a smile on her face.

Xue Yu was her disciple. For a Godking like her, finding powerful Mid Level Heavenly Deities and Low Level Heavenly Deities was an extremely easy task.

“That?” Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu frowned.

It was clear that his sister was determined to help that Xue Yu. If a Godking was determined to help someone, then the line-up for the matches would definitely be extremely exceptional. It might be very hard for Qin Yu to win. 
Furthermore, what about Dong Hou? Standing behind him was practically the entire Heavenly Deity Army. Selecting the strongest Mid Level Heavenly Deity and Low Level Heavenly Deity among the Heavenly Deity Lineup, there was also no need to mention how exceptional his line-up would be.

What sort of line-up could Qin Yu possibly send forth?

The Utmost East Sage Emperor suddenly said. “Qin Yu has just come to our Mount Dazzling Gold. I have yet to provide him with anything yet. In that case, let me bestow upon him a group of imperial guards…”
“Second  brother,  you  most  definitely  cannot  so  openly support Qin Yu.” Said Huangfu Liuxiang while smiling. “Regardless of whether it’s Qin Yu, Dong Hou or my disciple Xue Yu, the people they sent forth must be people that they personally invited and received consent from them. People other than the three of them cannot forcefully impose orders to help those three! Regardless of whether it is me, second brother you, or big brother, none of us are allowed to interfere.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was angered speechless.

Not provide a helping hand?

Xue Yu had followed the Hundred Flowers Godking for too long, who among the Hundred Flowers Godking’s Palace did not possess a good relationship with Xue Yu? If Xue Yu were to invite them to help, who among them would refuse?

There was also no need to mention Dong Hou’s reputation.

What about Qin Yu? How many people could he possibly know? Why would others help Qin Yu?

“Your Majesty Sage Emperor, there is no need for you to demand insistently about this matter. If I were to be able to obtain this position, then I shall obtain it. If I cannot obtain it, then it means that it was never meant for me. Let’s go with the method proposed by Her Majesty Hundred Flowers Godking. The people sent forth by me, they must have agreed to it themselves.” Qin Yu said.

Huangfu Liuxing started laughing. “Second brother, did you hear that? Even Brother Qin Yu himself has agreed to it.” As she said that, Huangfu Liuxing even smiled to Qin Yu. “Little Brother Qin Yu is truly reasonable.”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor took a glance at Qin Yu and then sighed.

Huangfu Jing also sent a Divine Awareness Voice Transmission to Qin Yu and said in an aggrieved tone. “Qin Yu, while you might’ve captured some people, but they are at most those Heavenly Deities that are bandits, right? How high could the standards of those bandits be? My aunt, each and every one of her disciples are elites. As for that Xue Yu, she is someone that my aunt treated like her own daughter. She even possesses a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!”
Grandmist Spiritual Treasure? Qin Yu was slightly startled.

It would appear that he had underestimated the Hundred Flowers Godking. As a Godking, even if he doesn’t openly help her disciple, she was still extremely formidable when helping her from the shadows.

Merely…
Qin Yu had a smile on his face.

He was completely confident!

The Utmost East Sage Emperor could only smile helplessly. He then said. “Well then, since this was the case, then the matter is decided. As for the time of the competition, let’s set it as…”
“There’s no need to rush. This bears upon the position of the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace. It is best to properly set the preparations for it. How about this, let’s make it a year from now. It shouldn’t be too late for the competition to be a year from now.” Huangfu Liuxiang immediately said.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor was truly unable to win against his own sister. Thus, he could only nod. “Good, good, a year from now. We shall determine the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace this day a year from now.”
“Second brother, since we’ve determined it to be so, I’ll take my leave first.” Huangfu Liuxing stood up while beaming with smiles.

When Huangfu Liuxing walked by Qin Yu, she even slightly smiled to Qin Yu and said to him via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Little guy, you must properly give it your all. Don’t let your people lose too miserably.”
After that, the Hundred Flowers Godking left like that.

“A year?’ Qin Yu thought in his heart. “A year outside is a hundred years in the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. A hundred years, even if it is not enough for my Divine Energy to completely transform into Heavenly Divine Energy, it is still sufficient for me to refine the Magnificent Lotus Clone.”
Qin Yu had long since wanted to refine the Magnificent Lotus Clone.

According to the records of the Bewitching God Temple’s golden scrolls, once one successfully refines the Magnificent Lotus Clone, one’s body would become indestructibly hard. After all, the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus was comparable to a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The core of the Nine Petaled Magnificent lotus, the lotus core, was incomparably hard. The clone created through the lotus core definitely possessed a hardness that surpassed that of a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.

Furthermore, the Magnificent Lotus Clone naturally possessed a special domain.

“With this Magnificent Lotus Clone, I would not fear even if I were to fight against a High Level Heavenly Deity head on.” Qin Yu was extremely confident. With a hardness that surpassed High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, even spatial cracks would not be able to rip it apart.

The Magnificent Lotus Clone was essentially a human shaped Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!

“However, it is unworthy for me to take out this Magnificent Lotus Clone during the competition.”  There was no need for Qin Yu to take out the Magnificent Lotus Clone unless it was a moment of crisis.

This was especially true when he added on the Divine Spear Waning Snow and the teleportation technique on top of the Magnificent Lotus Clone!

Defense, attack power and speed, all of them were at the apex. Such an existence was completely able to sweep across all the Heavenly Deities. Even when confronted with Godkings, such an existence would still be able to fight against them. This was Qin Yu’s strongest power. Merely. Qin Yu would not easily display such power to others.

Without the Magnificent Lotus Clone, Qin Yu’s weakest point was his defense. Regardless of how tough his body was, he would still not be able to withstand the Spatial Destruction technique of High Level Heavenly Deities as his body was no Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

“The most important thing to do is to refine the Magnificent Lotus Clone.”  Qin Yu thought in his heart. “After the Utmost East Sage Emperor arranges a place for me to live, I shall start concentrating on refining the Magnificent Lotus Clone.”
“Qin Yu.”
At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor spoke. Qin Yu immediately woke back up from his thoughts.

“I am very happy that you were willing to come to my Mount Dazzling Gold. I have already prepared gifts for you. I hope you would  like  them.”   With  a  wave  of  the  Utmost  East  Sage Emperor’s hand, a large black chest appeared in the pavilion building.

Not only Qin Yu, even the other people looked to this large black chest with confused expressions. The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s present would definitely not be ordinary. What exactly was in this large black chest?”
“Qin Yu, you can open it.” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a smile on his face.

“Thank you, Your Majesty Sage Emperor.”  Qin Yu did not refuse. He walked forward and opened the large black chest.

“Clang…” After the chest was opened, other than the Utmost East Sage Emperor who was looking at Qin Yu with a smile on his face, the other people all looked to the chest.

Golden scrolls. The chest was tidily filled with golden scrolls. With a sweep from Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness, he discovered that there were over a thousand golden scrolls in this chest.

At this moment, Qin Yu felt a burst of delight in his heart.

To ordinary Heavenly Deities, what was the most precious? It wasn’t Divine Spiritual Stones. Instead, it was records like the golden scrolls. What the golden scrolls recorded was the experience of those seniors before them.

For example, Qin Yu, if he did not possess the nine hundred golden scrolls of the ‘Array Path,’ how would he possibly be able to set past the entrance of the ‘Array Path?’ Had it not been for his study of the Array Path, then he would likely be unable to even understand the theory of the level eight formation arrays. If he doesn’t understand it, then even if he knew the spatial laws of the Universal World, he would still not be able to create a formation array space.

When Heavenly Deities obtained a single golden scroll, they would already be overjoyed. 
“Your  Majesty  Sage  Emperor,  these  are?”  Qin  Yu  said  in amazement.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor smiled and said. “These are all the golden scrolls of my Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold that contain information regarding the entire path of artifact refining. These are the records that contain information pertaining to methods of artifact crafting. Of course, the works regarding formation arrays are not among them. To have you read works regarding formation arrays would be the same as mocking you.”
“They are all about artifact crafting?” Qin Yu was unable to conceal his surprise.

“That’s right, they’re all about artifact crafting.”  Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a smile on his face.

It was very evident why the Utmost East Sage Emperor invited Qin Yu. He wanted Qin Yu to craft artifacts! The usefulness of a grandmaster of formation arrays was not great. However, a grandmaster of the artifact crafting, especially one who has reached the ‘Craftsman God’s’ level, possessed a great amount of use.

It was extremely possible for a grandmaster of formation arrays to become a grandmaster of artifact crafting.

Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu beside him. Uncle Fu also had an excited expression in his eyes.

Although the ‘Craftsman God’ Chehou Yuan was extremely amazing in the artifact crafting path, his artifact crafting path were all things that he had personally researched. He merely possessed over four hundred golden scrolls pertaining to artifact crafting.

Although the ‘Craftsman God’ Chehou Yuan was extremely amazing at crafting artifacts, it was not because he possessed astonishing accomplishments in the artifact crafting path. Instead, it was because he achieved astonishing accomplishment in formation arrays. In terms of artifact crafting… when compared to the Huangfu Clan that had existed since the birth of the Divine Realm, Chehou Yuan was not necessarily stronger.

“To gather the thoughts of many schools, it is always beneficial to read more.”  Qin Yu happily waved his hand and accepted this large black chest.

“Thank you, Your Majesty Sage Emperor, for the gift. I will definitely strive my hardest to study them. I am also very interested in crafting artifacts.” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.

Hearing Qin Yu’s speech, the Utmost East Sage Emperor immediately started laughing heartily.

What he wanted was precisely for Qin Yu to craft artifacts!

“Jing’er,  arrange  for  that  empty  mansion  house  in  the western district of the city that belonged to me to give to Qin Yu. You can bring him over to receive that mansion house right away. In the future, he can live there.”  Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a smile on his face. 
Huangfu Jing immediately stood up and said willingly. “Yes, Imperial Father.”
Yuchi Gonglan had already left to see his old friend. As for Qin Yu and them, they followed behind Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Ling out of the Imperial City and proceeded to walk toward the western district.

Because of the fact that there were not many people in the Dazzling Gold City, although the city was over a thousand miles in circumference, there were still many places for people to live. This caused the residences of every single person to be pretty large. Their appearances were also fantastic oddities of every description.

“Qin Yu, back then, you shouldn’t have agreed to it that easily. Although my aunt is sometimes a bit overbearing and tyrannical, as long as the debate continued, my aunt would still make a bit of a concession. Now that you could only rely on your own people, how could you possibly be able to compete for the position of the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace?” Huangfu Jing felt regret for Qin Yu. 
Huangfu Ling also firmly nodded her head to express her agreement.

Qin Yu was about to say something when…  “Big brother, leave the battle for the Low Level Heavenly Deity to me.” Hei Yu’s voice sounded.

Qin Yu looked at Hei Yu. Xiao Hei’s Flowing Light Spear Path was something that even Qin Yu was unable to see through. Qin Yu was also looking forward to the scene of Xiao Hei fighting against others.

“Good, I’ll leave the battle of the Low Level Heavenly Deity to you.” Said Qin Yu with a smile.

“Uncle Fu, after we arrive at the mansion house, you shall be in charge of everything in the mansion house. I will also let out those Heavenly Deity servants of mine. After we return, I plan to enter seclusion training for a period of time.” Said Qin Yu to Uncle Fu as they walked on the road. “Yes, master.” Uncle Fu said respectfully.

Qin Yu was thinking about that Magnificent Lotus Clone the entire time. At the same time, other than the Magnificent Lotus Clone, Qin Yu also thought of the golden bead.

“That golden bead, during the time when my soul was still at the Golden Soul Pellet stage, my soul was unable to touch it at all. Now that my soul has reached the Embryo Soul stage, I should be able to refine it.”
Qin Yu became even more excited.

The Magnificent Lotus Clone and that golden bead that he had never heard about. Once he refined these two items, what sort of things would they bring him?

Chapter 7: Provocation

Qin Yu was thinking about the matter of refining the Magnificent Lotus Clone and the golden bead as he walked on the street. Unwittingly, he had already walked for a while now. Suddenly, he heard a beautiful laughing sound coming from ahead.

“Mn?” Qin Yu suddenly stopped from his thinking and looked ahead.

What he saw was a group of beautiful women with bright eyes. These women were chatting and laughing with each other without the slightest care. Within their amusement, they had not paid attention to their surroundings at all. Like that, these ten plus women walked side by side down the street and occupied over half of the entire street. Even the Heavenly Deities that were walking on the street had walked to the side of the road to get out of the way. Evidently, the majority of the people were somewhat fearful of this group of women.

“Princess  Jing,  who  are  those  women?”  Puzzled,  Qin  Yu asked. 
Huangfu Jing was surprised. Why did Qin Yu address her as ‘Princess Jing?’ Back in the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace, he had called her ‘Princess Huangfu Jing’ because of etiquette.

However, Huangfu Jing also didn’t mind it. She glanced ahead and then frowned. She said. “That group of women consists of the disciples of the Hundred Flowers Palace. Although my aunt is a Godking, she is extremely pampering of her disciples. This has caused this group of women to be extremely arrogant. I reckon that other than the Godkings and the Three Great Palace Masters, they would not care for even I, a princess.”
Huangfu Ling’s tiny and beautiful nose also wrinkled. Discontented, she said. “Those women are relying on the fact that my aunt pampers them. They are truly an arrogant bunch who do not know about the immensity of heaven and earth. Among my aunt’s disciples, only the earliest group of disciples are better off.”
QIn Yu and Hei Yu glanced at each other. They did not say anything. 
They had just arrived at Mount Dazzling Gold. Thus, they did not want to antagonize too many people right after coming.

“Aiyoh, Princess Jing, Princess Ling. How come the two princesses have the refined and elegant attitude of mind to come to the western city district?”  A voice so sweet that it caused one’s heart to shiver was heard. This was the voice of a charming looking red clothed woman.

The western city district was the location where the Hundred Flowers Palace was located. In the western city district, the disciples from the Hundred Flowers Palace could be considered as tyrants that no one dared oppose. The pamperness and backing that the Hundred Flowers Godking had for them was something that everyone knew about.

Before Huangfu Jing could say anything, another green clothed girl spoke. “Ah, Princess Jing is with several men. Could these men be the rumored grandmaster of formation arrays Qin Yu and his group? Who among them might be the grandmaster of formation arrays, Qin Yu? Hmm?” As she said that, her pair of alluring eyes looked to Qin Yu and Hei Yu. 
“I am Qin Yu! Ladies, this Qin Yu has some important matters to return to my mansion for. Ladies, please excuse me.” Qin Yu cupped his hand indifferently and said.

“Excuse? We aren’t even blocking you all.”  That charming red clothed woman that led the group shot a side-eye glance at Qin Yu. With a smile on her face, she said. “If you want to leave, can’t you walk from the side?”
With these ten plus women standing next to each other, the either sides of the roads only have about two to three meters of width left.

To have the two princesses and the grandmaster of the formation arrays that the Utmost East Sage Emperor personally invited over to walk through the side of the road, these women were truly arrogant.

Huangfu Ling immediately humped coldly and was about to say something. After all, she was a princess. “Princess Ling, there is no need to quarrel with them.” Qin Yu lightly smiled and then proceeded to walk towards the side of the road.

The Hundred Flowers Palace’s disciples that were giggling and waiting for Qin Yu and them to get angry, upon seeing that Qin Yu didn’t plan to fight with them, their smiles instantly disappeared. That green clothed woman even rudely and unreasonably said. “Stop!”
Qin Yu and his group of people stopped. Even Qin Yu started frowning. Qiuzhong Fu who had been silent the entire time also had his eyes shrink as he turned his head over to look at the rude and unreasonable woman.

“Shut up!”
Huangfu Ling violently turned around. Her little eyes were opened wide and round like a ball. “You, a mere disciple, dare act so arrogant? You must know that Qin Yu is a grandmaster of formation arrays that my Imperial Father has personally invited over. You, mere disciples, dare act so arrogant. Good, then today, I shall personally teach you spoiled women. Let me see how my aunt shall protect you all!”
As Huangfu Ling said that, she took out a green whip. Her entire person turned into a silhouette. Her green whip covered a space of several tens of meters.

Among this group of disciples, that green clothed girl was the weakest. She was merely a Low Level Heavenly Deity. As for Huangfu Ling, she was a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. Merely, the green clothed woman was usually loved and pampered by the Hundred Flowers Godking, that was why she was so arrogant.

“Stop!”  A shout sounded. A white clothed and long haired woman extended the sword in her hand to stop the whip. The sword managed to stop the whip. However…
“Pop!”
The whip coiled around the sword. A section of the whip suddenly extended and ruthlessly whipped the green clothed girl’s face. As for the green clothed girl, she just stood there and took on the whipping to her face. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to move. Instead… she was unable to move! At the same time Huangfu Ling attacked, she had also used her ‘Spatial Domain’ to bind this woman.

The sound of the whip was extremely sharp and clear. A lash mark appeared on the face of this green clothed girl. Blood started flowing down her face.

“You, you…” That green clothed girl pointed at Huangfu Ling angrily. Her tears were rolling in her eyes. It was as if she were about to cry.

“Me what? What about me?” At this moment, Huangfu Ling had already displayed her crafty and unruly nature. Her chin was slightly raised as she arrogantly looked at that green clothed girl. “In the past, although you all were arrogant, you were not arrogant to such a level. Today, I, my older sister and Qin Yu are all together. Yet, you all still dare to act so arrogant. If I were to not whip you, then who should I whip? Even if my aunt were here, it would still be hard for her to help you all!” At this moment, the red clothed charming woman pulled on the hand of the green clothed girl. She said via voice transmission. “Little Shuang, Huangfu Ling and Huangfu Jing are after all the nieces of our Lady. You must endure it.”
The green clothed girl could only slightly nod her head and then say no more.

Who among this group of women wanted to anger these two princesses? In the past, although they were not very respectful toward the two princesses, they would also not dare to threaten them like so.

As for today, they had come to especially intercept them. Their goal was to help their big sister Xue Yu and teach that Qin Yu a lesson. That was the reason why that were acting so arrogantly.

“Princess Jing, Princess Ling, we still deeply respect the two princesses. Merely, when I saw this Qin Yu, I was extremely confused… If my guess was correct, this Qin Yu ought to be a Low Level Heavenly Deity whose Divine Energy hasn’t even finished transforming to Heavenly Divine Energy, right? A Low Level Heavenly Deity like that, how could he possibly be a grandmaster  of  formation  arrays?”   Said  the  red  clothed charming woman coquettishly.

The smile on Qin Yu’s face finally disappeared.

He finally understood now. This group of women had come to create trouble for him.

It was likely related to that disciple of the Hundred Flowers Godking Xue Yu.

“We’ve heard that he also wants to become the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace. Oh how revered the Four Great Palace Masters are. The Black Wind Palace Master, the Heaven Desolate Palace Master and Palace Master Liejun, who among them does not possess exceptional strength and great military service? A mere Low Level Heavenly Deity like him also wants to become a Palace Master?” The red clothed charming woman humphed. A purple clothed woman beside her also humphed and said. “I’ve heard that his formation array is very powerful. However, what use is there for his formation array to be powerful? His strength is that weak, how could he possibly convince the masses?”
“A mere Low Level Heavenly Deity who hasn’t even finished transforming his Divine Energy to Heavenly Divine Energy, I reckon that perhaps even Little Shuang could easily defeat him.”
Seeing how much of a clamor this group of women was making, Qin Yu can’t help but frown.

“Princess Jing, Princess Ling, let’s go. There is no need for us to bother with this group of crazy women.” Qin Yu called out for Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Ling. He then proceeded to walk away.

Seeing that Qin Yu did not attack even after all that they said, the group of women grew anxious. “Qin Yu, you want to become the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, but you don’t even have the slightest amount of gu…”
Qin Yu who had walked halfway suddenly turned around. His eyes burst forth like lightning. In a cold voice, he shouted violently. “Shut your mouth!” His voice sounded like a Divine Thunder. At once, he had stunned those women.

Those ten plus women were pretty powerful. There was even a High Level Heavenly Deity among them. The majority of them were Mid Level Heavenly Deities. They never had expected for a Low Level Heavenly Deity to dare act so arrogant.

Qin Yu coldly looked to this group of women. He originally didn’t wish to bother with this group of women. However, they were truly excessively noisy.

“As to whether I, Qin Yu, will become the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace or not, it is not something that people like you all get to decide. It is something that His Majesty the Utmost East Sage Emperor decides. Furthermore… whether my strength is powerful or weak, it is also not something that people like you can determine. If you anger me, do not blame me for not knowing how to be soft on women!” Qin Yu’s voice was extremely cold.

Qiuzhong Fu immediately stood next to Qin Yu. His cold gaze was cast toward that group of women. He also wanted to fight them.

“You want to teach us a lesson?” That red clothed charming woman immediately burst out into a rage.

“I am invited here by the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Not only the Utmost East Sage Emperor, the other Seven Great Sage Emperors including even the Asura Sea, Dual Domain Island and Mount Blood Demon have sent invitations for me. Remember, I have come to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold through my own ability. I do not wish to provoke others. However, I also do not wish to be provoked by others. Understand?” Qin Yu said coldly.

He then looked to Hei Yu beside him. “Xiao Hei, let’s go.” Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Ling both looked to Qin Yu with excited expressions. If Qin Yu were to truly teach this group of women a lesson, then although the Hundred Flowers Godking pampers them, she was also an individual who knew of the greater good. Thus, she would definitely not make things
difficult for Qin Yu. After all, Qin Yu was a talent that all the
major powers wanted!

“A Low Level Heavenly Deity dares act so arrogant!”  That group of women had grown angry. They had not forgotten the purpose they came out today was to intercept Qin Yu!

Humiliate Qin Yu!

The eyes of red clothed charming woman who led the group started to narrow. She then violently burst forth. A silver spear appeared in her hand. The spear was pointed at Qin Yu.

“Clang!”
With the roar of a dragon, the surround space of the spear started to ripple. 
“Impudent!” Huangfu Jing, Huangfu Ling, Qiuzhong Fu, Hei Yu and them all saw the spear silhouette. Only Qin Yu seemed to not have seen it at all and continued to have his back facing towards the silver spear.

There was nothing that could escape Qin Yu’s observation in the range that the Universal World’s Spatial Energy covered.

“A mere Mid Level Heavenly Deity wants to handle me?” Qin Yu shook his head in his heart.

Huangfu Jing’s eyes grew cold. She was the first one to attack! As the attendant of Qin Yu, the fan that Qiuzhong Fu held was also opened and threw out!

As for Hei Yu, he also shot out the black spear in his hand like a black dragon.

That red clothed woman’s expression changed. Her attention was immediately fixed upon Huangfu Jing and Qiuzhong Fu. These two people were too powerful.

However…
“Bang!”
As if soaring through the space and time, a black spear actually arrived before Huangfu Jing and Qiuzhong Fu’s attacks and directly hit the silver spear and slanted it. At the same time, the black spear had instantly arrived before the red clothed woman.

“Ah, impossible!”
The red clothed woman only felt that the black spear before her was extremely strange. She was only able to rapidly escape with her Nascent Soul and Jade Blood Golden Pellet. As for her body, over a dozen holes had instantly appeared within it. After recalling the black spear to his hand, Hei Yu was still standing beside Qin Yu.

The red clothed girl’s Nascent Soul and Jade Blood Golden Pellet had returned back into her body. Then, through consuming a large amount of Heavenly Divine Energy, she restored her body.

“You, you are a Low Level Heavenly Deity?”  Said the red clothed woman with an unbelieving expression.

Although she had not used her Spatial Domain, Mid Level Heavenly Deities were generally much faster than Low Level Heavenly Deities. She never imagined for herself to be defeated like this by a Low Level Heavenly Deity.

The reason why she did not use her Spatial Domain was because Huangfu Jing and Qiuzhong Fu were beside Qin Yu.

Huangfu Jing looked to Hei Yu with a shocked expression. At the same time, she asked Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, he is your brother? He’s  only  a  Low  Level  Heavenly  Deity?”  Even  Qiuzhong  Fu were looking at Hei Yu with a shocked expression.

The spear strike from earlier was too strange.

When the spear was thrown, Hei Yu had done it even slower than Huangfu Jing and Qiuzhong Fu’s attacks. However, at the next moment when they noticed Hei Yu’s Cloud Piercing Spear, the Cloud Piercing Spear had already broken apart the silver spear and seriously injured that Mid level Heavenly Deity.

“Xiao Hei, is that the Flowing Light Spear Path?” Qin Yu looked to Xiao Hei.

Hei Yu lightly nodded. “This is using the fundamentals of the Flowing Light Spear Path.”
If one were to ask who managed to see that scene most clearly, then it would be Qin Yu! Qin Yu clearly saw that the region surrounding Hei Yu’s Cloud Piercing Spear seemed to have isolated itself from the rest of the space. In a state when the Cloud Piercing Spear’s speed had reached its limit, the Cloud Piercing Spear strangely increased its speed by several tens times more!

It was extremely strange.

“What are you all doing here?!”  A mild yet imposing voice sounded. A yellow dressed woman floated over.

That red clothed charming woman promptly said. “Big Sis Xue Yu, we’ve heard that there was someone that’s going to compete for the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master position against you. Thus, we came to see if he possessed the strength…”
“Enough.” That ‘Xue Yu’ frowned. At once, those ten plus women all grew silent.

Qin Yu looked to that ‘Xue Yu.’ So this was the woman that was going to compete for the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master position with him? She appeared to be a pretty amiable person. 
“Princess   Jing,   Princess   Ling,   I   suspect   this   is   the grandmaster of the formation arrays, Qin Yu, right? I have already heard about the renowned Mister Qin Yu from my Lady. For Mister Qin Yu to accomplish such success in the formation  arrays,  this  Xue  Yu  truly  admires  that!”  Xue  Yu smiled as she looked to Qin Yu. She had instantly determined who Qin Yu was.

“Qin Yu greets Miss Xue Yu.” Qin Yu slightly nodded.

“It is my sisters who are in the wrong today. I wish Mister Qin Yu will forgive them.”  Xue Yu’s attitude was extremely modest.

“Of course, it’s merely a trivial matter.”  Qin Yu said with a smile.

Chapter 8: Temporal Law?

Xue Yu slightly smiled to Qin Yu. She then looked to that group of women. “You all only know how to create trouble. Let’s go and return quickly. You must not be rude to Mister Qin Yu in the future.” As she said that, a cold light flashed through Xue Yu’s eyes. The coldness of her eyes was so cold it seemed as if she could penetrate through the bottom of one’s heart.

Xue Yu had her back toward Qin Yu. Logically, Qin Yu shouldn’t be able to notice that.

However, Qin Yu’s surroundings were covered by the Spatial Energy from his Universal World. Qin Yu was able to clearly see the change in Xue Yu’s expression.

“Mister Qin Yu, Princess Jing, Princess Ling, farewell.”  Xue Yu turned around and slightly smiled to Qin Yu. She then left leading that group of women.

“Xue Yu?” Qin Yu looked to Xue Yu’s back. Huangfu Ling said. “Clearly they are of different levels of quality. Big Sister Xue Yu has followed my aunt for a long time. She’s much better off compared to that group of arrogant spoiled women.”
“Big Sis Xue Yu is indeed a very good person.” Huangfu Jing also added.

Qin Yu remained silent. He merely felt that the battle for the position of the Palace Master a year from now would not be that easy. Regardless of whether it was that Xue Yu that he had just met or that Dong Hou who he had yet to meet, neither of them would be easy to deal with.

“Princess Jing, Princess Ling, let’s bring me to my mansion first. Even now, I still don’t even know where the mansion is at.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

Huangfu Jing ‘ah’d in surprise and then smiled and said. “Let’s go. We’re not far away from where your mansion is.” Qin Yu proceeded to walk alongside Huangfu Jing. Sure enough, it was just as Huangfu Jing said, the mansion was not far away. In merely a short moment, Qin Yu already managed to see a simple and unadorned mansion…. the Flowing Cloud Mansion!

The Flowing Cloud Mansion occupied a very large area.
Usually, one would always have to walk around it.

“This Flowing Cloud Mansion is the place where my Imperial Father would occasionally stay when he comes out to rest. Of course, the name Flowing Cloud Mansion is also something that my Imperial Father gave. After you take over the mansion, you can change the name of it.” Said Huangfu Jing as she pointed at the mansion. “There are over a dozen servants in the mansion. According to the rules, these dozen plus servants all belong to my Imperial Father. After you take over the mansion, the servants ought to leave. However, I see that you do not have many people beside you. Thus, if you want these servants, I could talk to my Imperial Father about it. There would definitely not be a problem.”
Qin Yu shook his head and said. “There’s no need, I have some people.” Even Huangfu Jing didn’t know that Qin Yu had that many Heavenly Deity servants in his Jiang Lan Realm.

“You have?” Huangfu Ling was instead surprised.

“I possess a Spatial Divine Artifact. For the time being, my servants are all staying in there.”  Qin Yu did not bother to conceal this. After all, this was something that they’d come to know soon enough.

“Spatial Divine Artifact?”  Huangfu Ling and Huangfu Jing were both surprised.

Qin Yu did not speak anymore, instead he started walking directly over to the Flowing Cloud Mansion. When the servants of the Flowing Cloud Mansion saw Qin Yu, they immediately   shouted.   “This   is   the   Utmost   East   Sage Emperor’s…” “As per the order of my Imperial Father, from today on, this Flowing Cloud Mansion shall belong to Mister Qin Yu.” Huangfu Jing said in an official tone.

The two gate guards of the Flowing Cloud Mansion were startled. They then immediately bowed to Qin Yu and the two princesses. They did not believe that the two princesses would dare to falsify an order from the Sage Emperor.

Huangfu Jing had the dozen plus servants leave the Flowing Cloud Mansion and after bidding farewell to Qin Yu, there were only Qin Yu and his group of people remaining in the Flowing Cloud Mansion. Qin Yu instantly brought out all of the hundred plus Heavenly Deity servants.

“Uncle  Fu,  you  can  be  in  charge  of  what  they  shall  do.
Qiuzhong Fu, you are to assist Uncle Fu.” Qin Yu ordered.

“Yes, master.”
Said Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu respectfully. 
In an instant, the entire Flowing Cloud Mansion had grown lively. For over a hundred people to suddenly appear within the mansion, it indeed caused the place to be bustling with noise and excitement. Those Heavenly Deity servants were also very shocked to find out that they had arrived at Mount Dazzling Gold.

On a courtyard of the Flowing Cloud Mansion. This was Qin Yu’s residence. At this moment, Qin Yu and Hei Yu were here.

“Xiao Hei, I plan to refine the Magnificent Lotus Clone. What about you?” Qin Yu said as he looked to Hei Yu.

Hei Yu said. “I planned to enter the Jiang Lan Realm and continue training. I feel that my Flowing Light Spear Path is merely at the beginning stage. There is still need for more training.”
“Xiao Hei, what sort of principle does your Flowing Light Spear Path follow?” Qin Yu asked curiously. Hei Yu grew silent for a moment. He blinked his eyes a couple times and then said. “How should I explain it? After you created your Universal World, I merely casually thrust my spear within the Jiang Lan Realm. However, at a certain moment, I suddenly entered an exotic state of mind. It seemed as if I managed to touch something. After that, I immersed myself within it and started to thrust my spear unceasingly and contentiously sense that sort of state of mind.”
“As time passed, I gradually became familiar with that exotic state of mind. Furthermore, I also sensed a sort of strange rule.” Hei Yu grew silent for a moment. “That sort of rule was tangled together with the spatial energy. However, I was able to sense it. As I immersed myself deeper into the sensing of this rule, I ultimately ended up becoming able to slightly use it. That was how the Flowing Light Spear Path came to be.”
“Rule?” Qin Yu looked to Hei Yu with a confused expression. “As far as I know, other than the all sorts of energies and their rules, there only exists the Spatial Law and then the highest Temporal Law.”
“The strangeness of your Flowing Light Spear Path, could it be the Temporal Law?…  No, impossible.”  Qin Yu shook his head repeatedly.

Qin Yu understood very well that the strongest Temporal Law was something that one could only comprehend after reaching the Godking level. It was simply impossible for one to comprehend the Temporal Law unless one managed to achieve complete comprehension of the Spatial Law.

In the history of the Divine Realm, only Godkings were able to comprehend the Temporal Law. This was the iron law of the Divine Realm.

“Actually,”  Hei  Yu  grew  silent  for  a  long  while  and  then continued. “I also feel that… I am able to slightly change the flow of time in the surrounding space of my spear.”
“Flow of time?” Qin Yu looked to Hei Yu in shock.

Monster! To change the flow of time meant that Hei Yu possessed slight comprehension of the Temporal Law. However, how was that possible? Even High Level Heavenly Deities did not possess any sort of understanding of the Temporal Law.

Hei Yu smiled bittered and helplessly said. “I also do not understand why this Flowing Light Spear Path of mine is like this. I also do not believe I am able to comprehend any part of the Temporal Law. After all, I have only reached the level of comprehension for the Spatial Law that allows me to fly. However, I am indeed capable of changing the flow of time in the surrounding area of the spear.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.

“Well then, Xiao Hei, from today on, you should continue to research the Flowing Light Spear Path. However, do not use the Flowing light Spear Path unless it is during the moment of crisis. Although High Level Heavenly Deities might still be unable to detect the profoundness of your spear technique, Godkings should be able to tell. If a Godking were to find out, then it might become problematic.” Qin Yu frowned. Godkings, after they completely comprehended the Spatial Law, they would start researching the Temporal Law unceasingly.

Hei Yu nodded. “Big brother, you can rest assured. I will not casually use the Flowing Light Spear Path.”
Qin Yu patted Hei Yu’s shoulder and laughed heartily. “However, if you have to use it, then use it. It is also not something overly serious. If there were to really be any Godking that would want to research you, I would directly sent you into the Universal World. Let me see how the Godkings would be able to find you then. After I refine the Magnificent Lotus Clone, I would be able to easily escape from the hands of even Godkings.”
Qin Yu was extremely confident.

After that, Qin Yu took out the Jiang Lan Realm and placed it directly on the floor of this courtyard’s house. At this moment, the Jiang Lan Realm turned into a speck. “Xiao Hei, you can go and train in the Jiang Lan Realm first. It’s better for me to leave the Jiang Lan’s Realm in the Divine Realm. If I were to leave it in the Universal World, then Wu Lan and them would be unable to sense their Divine Tribulations again.” Qin Yu smiled and said. “After a year, they will have spent a hundred years in the Jiang Lan’s Realm. By then, it would also be close to their time of their Divine Tribulations.”
Hei Yu nodded.

“Oh that’s right. Xiao Hei, I still have four High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Including that Divine Sword Scarlet Blood, which High Level Heavenly Divine Artifact do you want?”
With a flip of Qin Yu’s hand, four High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts appeared before him. Among them, one had the form of a spear.

Hei Yu instead didn’t care. He smiled and said. “For the time being, I do not need one. The Cloud Piercing Spear suits me very well. Even now, I do not know about what sort of thing this Cloud Piercing Spear is made out of. Its hardness is pretty strong. It is definitely as hard as a High Level Heavenly Divine Artifact. Merely, it does not have any amplification effect.”
Regardless of whether it were Divine Artifacts or Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they both possessed the effect of amplifying one’s strength.

However, Hei Yu’s Cloud Piercing Spear and Hou Fei’s Black Stick were weapons they had used since back in the Mortal Realm. These two weapons possessed only a single characteristic… hardness.

“That’s good too. Just tell me if you change your mind.” Qin Yu lightly nodded. He then sent Hei Yu into the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. As for Qin Yu himself, he entered the Universal World.

Inside the Universal World.

Qin Yu was standing in the air. Before him floated a Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus. The Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus was covered in a layer of black light. Especially its black lotus core, the black light was the most dazzling there.

Next to the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus floated a golden bead.

Between the golden bead and the black lotus core was an uninterrupted transmission of energy. It was an incomparably peculiar scene.

“Last time around, this golden bead almost froze my soul. This time around, it should be a lot better.”  Qin Yu directly spread out his Divine Awareness and covered the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus and the golden bead.

Frigid cold. The freezing coldness was penetrating the soul!

Qin Yu’s Nascent Soul started to shiver. Fortunately, it was merely trembling from the cold and had yet to instantly freeze like last time. His Nascent Soul was still capable of bearing the coldness. 
“Eh?” Qin Yu looked to the black lotus core with surprise.

Not only was the golden bead extremely cold, the black lotus core was also extremely cold. Merely, in terms of coldness, the black lotus core was slightly less cold. However, the black lotus core possessed a soul aura.

That was the ‘soul body’ that the black lotus core birthed.

“This world is truly filled with extraordinary things. Even a plant can possess a non-conscious soul body.” Qin Yu gasped.

In an instant, two drops of blood flew out from Qin Yu’s fingertip. As the fingers were connected to the heart, the blood from the fingers was the blood of the heart. Those two drops of blood landed on the golden bead and black lotus core respectively. The golden bead and the black lotus core both absorbed the drops of blood.

Bone record~~~ [TL: no idea what this is supposed to mean.] 
The black lotus core rolled down from the lotus seed head. After that, the black lotus core and the golden bead actually started to illuminate each other and started to wind around one another.

“Could it be?” Qin Yu had a thought. He then shook his head and said. “Forget about it, let’s first try absorbing the flour paste energy.”
Qin Yu, the black lotus core and the golden bead both suddenly disappeared. As for the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus that had already lost its lotus core, it was placed at a certain secret location in the Universal World by Qin Yu. That location was a place that Qin Yu had especially created to place his materials.

The reason why the Universal World was unceasingly increasing in size was because it was absorbing the flour paste energy. At this moment, Qin Yu had arrived at the border of the Universal World. How large was the current Universal World?

Even a hundred thousand Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms combined was unable to compare with the size of the Universal World. Thus, one could tell how boundless the Universal World was.

At the border of the Universal World.

Qin Yu was standing at the edge of the land. Before him was a membrane layer. Outside this membrane layer was the boundless flour paste space. This layer of membrane, other than Qin Yu, no other people, regardless of how powerful they were, would be able to break through it.

“This flour paste energy and that Dark and Yellow Energy are both so strange. The Dark and Yellow Energy cannot leave the Universal World. This flour paste energy is the same.” Qin Yu felt extremely helpless.

Otherwise, he would’ve long since transferred the flour paste energy and the Dark and Yellow Energy into the Jiang Lan Realm.

However, he cannot.

The flour paste energy originated from the flour paste space. As for the Dark and Yellow Energy, it seemed to be closely related with the Universal World.

The black lotus core and the golden bead that had been winding around each other nonstop were rotating like the Taiji. Qin Yu controlled a ray of flour paste energy and brought it over. In an instant, it was sucked in by this Taiji.

[TL: Taiji is the Yin and Yang ball thingy. Basically the two of them were rotating around each other and winding around each other. I think ren just made a post about daoism a while back. The Universe stage is literally Qiankun stage.]

“Chi Chi~~~” With an astonishing speed, that ray of flour paste energy was absorbed by the black lotus core and the golden bead, after merely about a day’s time.

“That fast?” Qin Yu was shocked.

Back when he was refining the Refining Flame Wristband and the other Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, it took them several tens of years to finish engulfing the small amount of flour paste energy.

The flour paste energy was practically boundless. The Universal World, that had now grown to an astonishing size, absorbed a shocking amount of flour paste energy at any given moment. Thus, Qin Yu would naturally not be stingy about the flour paste energy.

“A single ray of flour paste energy has allowed me to refine them by fifty percent. Let’s have another ray of flour paste energy.” Although Qin Yu did not understand the cause, he also did not bother to study it. Another ray of flour paste energy flew over.

At this moment, the Taiji that the black lotus core and the golden bead formed through their rotation, gradually began to absorb the flour paste energy at a slower pace. After spending a month, over half of the flour paste energy was absorbed. When Qin Yu reached a refinement of eighty percent, this Taiji stopped absorbing the flour paste energy.

“It stopped absorbing the flour paste energy?” Qin Yu had a sort of sensation in his heart.

This black lotus core and the golden bead seemed to be saturated. They were no longer capable of engulfing any more flour paste energy. Merely, neither one of them were completely refined yet.

At the same time, the speed at which the black lotus core and the golden bead were interchanging their energies grew faster and faster. The black lotus core started to contain a trace of golden color.

The golden bead started to contain a trace of black color.

This sort of transformation was still persisting.

“The black lotus core is no longer the black lotus core. This golden bead is also no longer its former self. Then, will the Magnificent Lotus Clone that I end up refining in the future remain the same as the one that was recorded in the golden scroll?” Qin Yu instantly started having a headache.

The unknown caused the most worries.

Qin Yu also started worrying. The Magnificent Lotus Clone that he was looking forward to, if he were to refine it through using this transformed black lotus core, what sort of thing would it turn into?

Chapter 9: The Black Lotus Clone Variant

Half a year passed since Qin Yu’s arrival in the Dazzling Gold City.

Misty drizzling. The entire Dazzling Gold City was covered by a misty rain. Every well informed person in the Dazzling Gold City came to know that an exceptional person had joined the Dazzling Gold City.

Grandmaster of formation arrays, Qin Yu!

Inside a restaurant, a group of Heavenly Deities were drinking and chatting carefreely. In the Dazzling Gold City, Heavenly Deities were all over the place. For the Heavenly Deities, only the nine large squadron captains, the three Palace Masters and the three Godkings were people worthy of them to genuinely revere and respect.

“In another half year, it’ll be the time of the competition. The position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master will definitely be Lord Dong’s. That woman from the Hundred Flowers Palace and that grandmaster of formation arrays also want to become the Palace Master? Humph, they should first look at what sort of achievements and contributions they have provided.”  A darked skinned burly man with long hair and beard coldly humphed and said.

At this table were four burly men drinking wine and chatting.
Immediately, someone refuted. “Second brother, you cannot say it like that. Lady Xue Yu is also a High Level Heavenly Deity. She is extremely powerful. Even that grandmaster of formation arrays Qin Yu, he is someone that even Qiuzhong Fu was willing to become an attendant to. You have heard about that Qiuzhong Fu, no?”
The great name of the High Level Heavenly Deity Qiuzhong Fu was pretty renowned in the eastern region of the Divine Realm.

“Not only that, I have also heard that the Flowing Cloud Mansion that Mister Qin Yu lives in, currently has over a hundred Heavenly Deity servants. Those Heavenly Deity servants are neither from our Heavenly Deity Army, nor the Imperial City’s Army, instead, all those servants were personally brought along by Mister Qin Yu.” Said the most slender fellow among the four with a gasp of admiration. “For a single person to possess over a hundred Heavenly Deity servants, I reckon that not even a city’s governor would be able to match up against that.”
Evidently, the other three people had also heard about this matter.

“Truly fucking amazing. Over a hundred Heavenly Deity servants, where did they come from?”
Generally, city governors, for example Yuchi City’s Governor, would only possess several tens of Heavenly Deities underneath them. Even in the Dazzling Gold City, only the Heavenly Deity Army, the Imperial City’s Imperial Guard Army and the three Great Godking’s Palaces would be capable of possessing over a hundred Heavenly Deities. Qin Yu, he was someone who would be fighting for the position of the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace right after coming here, he was a grandmaster of formation arrays that had obtained the support of the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Before he had even shown his face around here, a
large number of people in the entire Dazzling Gold City already started discussing him.

The Four Great Palace Masters. The only empty Palace Master position, the Misty Mystic Palace Master, who would end up obtaining it? This was still completely unknown.

Flowing Cloud Mansion.

The Flowing Cloud Mansion was bustling with noise and excitement. A lot of Heavenly Deities were gathered together, chatting or sparring. As for the courtyard that Qin Yu was training in, there was no one near there.

Inside the courtyard, inside a speck of dust transformed from the Jiang Lan Realm. The second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm!

Waves overflow the sky. The sounds of the waves were like the rumbles of thunder. This was an ocean located at the edge of the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. At this moment, Qin Yu was sitting cross-legged in the sky above this ocean.

A slightly black colored gas and a slightly golden colored gas.

With Qin Yu as the center, these two gases were frantically spinning around and forming a Taiji shape. Merely, this Taiji was much greater than the one in the Universal World.

Qin Yu had only stayed a single month in the Universal World. At the moment when the black lotus core and the golden bead were unable to absorb any more flour paste energy, Qin Yu exited the Universal World and went to the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.

At the beginning, the rotation speed of the black lotus core and the golden bead couldn’t be considered fast. The range of the two of them was also not great.

However, as time passed, after several tens of years, it had turned to such.

“The  percentage  of  the  refinement  is  already  over  ninety nine percent. Only a tiny bit remains. I reckon that in another year, I should be able to completely refine them.” Qiu Yu’s heart was extremely clear. He continued to calmly put his all into the refinement. His soul’s energy was being unceasingly poured into the black lotus core and the golden bead.

Around the current black lotus core and golden bead, a portion of their surroundings had turned into gases.

Time passed…
In a blink of an eye, a year and half had passed. Qin Yu’s estimation was mistaken. He had originally thought it would only require a year. However, it turned out that it required him to spend a large amount of his soul’s energy to completely refine the final bit.

After a year and a half, he successfully refined the two items.

At this moment…
Qin Yu stood above the endless waves. The black lotus core and the golden bead had formed an enormous Taiji. This Taiji had Qin Yu as the center and was revolving. Merely, at this moment, practically the entire black lotus core and the golden bead had turned gaseous.

“Since you naturally attract each other, then I shall provide a helping hand.”
Qin Yu slightly smiled, and with an intention from him… Two brilliant lights seemed to clash with each other and shatter. Before Qin Yu, a large collision occurred. However, at the moment of the collision, no sound was emitted.

The two had fused together.

A dense cyan colored gas had been born. Qin Yu’s Awareness was already attached to this cyan colored gas.

Like receiving an enlightenment, Qin Yu immediately understood what had occurred.

The dense cyan colored gas started to turn around. It then turned into a long cyan haired and cyan gowned youth. That youth had the exact same appearance as Qin Yu.

“True Body!” Said the cyan gowned youth to Qin Yu with a smile on his face. He then no longer spoke.

Qin Yu slightly smiled. 
WIth a flip of his hand, Qin Yu took out a golden scroll. The cyan gowned quiet Qin Yu stood beside Qin Yu. Qin Yu started reading the golden scroll with his Divine Awareness. He then smiled.  “Magnificent  Lotus  Clone,  according  to  what  is recorded in this golden scroll, the Magnificent Lotus Clone is as hard as a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. However, what about this Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant?”
The cyan gowned Qin Yu merely smiled and didn’t say anything.

Qin Yu naturally knew everything regarding the clone.

An ordinary Magnificent Lotus Clone was as hard as a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were already extremely amazing and powerful. They were things that were almost impossible to destroy. Even Godkings would need to use Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and also a great amount of effort, in order to destroy a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. What about this Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant?

It was formed through the fusion of the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus’ black lotus core and the golden bead. In actuality, both the black lotus core and the golden bead were second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. However, they were both cold attributes. When the two of them fused, their might doubled. The Magnificent Lotus Clone created through the fusion of the two was equivalent to a first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

A first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was much more precious than two second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

To have two Grandmist Spiritual Treasures fuse with each other, it was something that could only be accidentally discovered and not sought. It was something determined by the Heavens and not something that could be forced by man. For Qin Yu to obtain the black lotus core and the golden bead at the same time, it was also extremely rare.

“With extreme hardness comes brittleness. Even if it were as hard as a first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, it does not signify that it cannot be destroyed. However, this Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant instead…” Upon thinking about an effect this clone of his possessed, Qin Yu started growing excited.

Regardless of how hard a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was, when an attack surpassessed its limit, it would still end up breaking.

However, what about the Magnificent Lotus Clone?

“Return to your origin.” With an intention from Qin Yu.

The cyan gowned Qin Yu turned into a dense cyan gas. This dense cyan gas was drifting in the air. It would occasionally gather together and occasionally dissipate.

That’s right.

This was a remarkable ability of this Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant. 
The Magnificent Lotus Clone created through only the black lotus core, once it was broken apart and had its soul destroyed, it would definitely die. However, this Magnificent Lotus Core Variant was different.

Even if Godkings were to attack it with their strongest attack, it would only cause the Magnificent Lotus Clone to crumble back into the cyan gas. However, this Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant that Qin Yu possessed could once again gather together.

An undying body!

Attacking it with Void Flames, Spatial Destruction… there were no methods that were capable of breaking apart this undying body.

Even if Qin Yu’s clone were to be trapped in a space, Qin Yu was still capable of making it return to his Universal World in an instant. Qin Yu’s clone contained a trace of his consciousness. Thus, it was naturally also connected with the Universal World.
 
“With this clone, I am able to wander the entire Divine Realm as I please.” Qin Yu started smiling.
This clone, once it condensed into a physical body, its toughness would be as strong as a first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. It was possible to attack with merely its body. As for turning into a gas form, that was something that would only happen should it be met with the strongest attack of a Godking.

With such a strong defense, what about its attack?

Qin Yu’s clone, it possessed more than only physical attacks using its body. It also possessed the ‘Domain Attack!’
Coldness!

The black lotus core and the golden bead were both cold attributed. One could tell merely by the fact that the golden bead had almost frozen Qin Yu’s soul. These two Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were two different cold attribute items. Once they fused together, their coldness was something that even the souls of Heavenly Deities would be incapable of withstanding.

“The clone refined through only a black lotus core would possess a ‘Golden Deep Cold Air Domain.’ However, the domain of this clone of mine is instead the ‘Coldmist Domain.’”
Qin Yu looked to the cyan gowned Qin Yu.

The cyan gowned Qin Yu was emitting a layer of deep cyan cold air surrounding his body.

To the experts of the Divine Realm, the flames were separated into Black Divine Flame, White Pure Flame and Void Flame.

As for the types of cold air, they were in the corresponding order: Unitary Heavy Water Cold Air, Gold Elemental Heavy Water Cold Air and Coldmist Air. 
The Coldmist Air was extremely unusual. It could be in the form of gas while also being able to condense into an ice-like solid form in an instant. It was so cold that even the Spatial Domains of Mid Level Heavenly Deities would only be able to at most resist it for a couple breaths of time.

“This clone can also be considered a powerful Grandmist Spiritual Treasure of mine.” Qin Yu thought in his heart.

There were many third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures in the Divine Realm. Although the second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were precious, there were still a few of those. Only the first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were extremely extremely rare. A Godking would already be rejoicing should they be able to possess a single first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

The most powerful tools for Qin Yu to rely on right now.

One was this clone of his and the other was the Divine Spear Waning Snow that possessed an extremely terrifying attack power.

“The Divine Spear Waning Snow should not be considered as a Heavenly Divine Artifact anymore. Merely, it also cannot be considered a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”  Qin Yu smiled. “Exactly what sort of weapon should the Divine Spear Waning Snow be considered as?”
After absorbing the Dark and Yellow Energy, the attack power of the Divine Spear Waning Snow had reached a terrifying level.

After successfully refining the Magnificent Lotus Clone, Qin Yu’s strength had increased greatly. He also gained another trump card to use when travelling about the Divine Realm. Qin Yu felt extremely pleased.

“This is a true clone.” Qin Yu suddenly remembered a matter.
His eyes started shining.

Qin Yu looked to his own clone. 
The clone possessed a soul body within it. Furthermore, there was a trace of his own consciousness in it. Thus, it had naturally created a soul. This clone of his was also capable of cultivating. Furthermore, the achievement of its cultivation was something that Qin Yu’s true body would also be able to
enjoy.

“From today hence, this clone shall stay in the Jiang Lan Realm and comprehend the Spatial Laws left behind by Senior Zuo Qiumei.” With an intention from Qin Yu, a seven colored light flew out from Qin Yu’s head. It then assimilated into the head of the cyan gowned Qin Yu.

Qin Yu left behind half of the Zuo Qiumei’s comprehension within the clone. This half was sufficient for the clone to comprehend for a very long time.

The clone and the true body, anything that the clone managed to comprehend, the true body would naturally also comprehend. The two of them shared everything. With a movement, Qin Yu disappeared from the Jiang Lan Realm. As for the clone, the cyan gowned Qin Yu, it quietly sat on top of a reef stone in the ocean and started to comprehend the Spatial Laws left behind by Zuo Qiumei.

Eastern Region of the Divine Realm. Western District of the Dazzling Gold City. Inside the Flowing Cloud Mansion.

Qin Yu directly appeared in the courtyard of the Flowing Cloud  Mansion.  He  gasped  in  his  heart.  “This  Magnificent Lotus Clone’s ‘soul body’ is truly valiant. The Nascent Soul that it condensed s stronger than even my own Nascent Soul. I reckon it would match a High Level Heavenly Deity’s Nascent Soul.”
Qin Yu was able to clearly sense the speed at which his clone was comprehending those Spatial Laws.

That astonishing speed was much faster than his own comprehension of the Spatial Laws. This was the advantage of possessing a strong Nascent Soul. Qin Yu was able to clearly sense that his comprehension of the space was increasing at every moment. 
“After refining this clone, my cultivation speed has become a lot faster.” Qin Yu felt extremely relieved.

Qin Yu walked out from the courtyard. The first thing he saw were two Heavenly Deities patrolling. Those two Heavenly Deities were slightly startled to see Qin Yu. After that, they immediately bowed and said respectfully. “Master.”
“Good, you two can continue your patrolling.” Qin Yu slightly nodded. He then proceeded to walk toward the location where Uncle Fu was currently.

The Heavenly Deity servants of the Flowing Cloud Mansion were all extremely well-behaved. A portion of them were in seclusion training whereas the others were patrolling, guarding and so on. In the Flowing Cloud Mansion, without walking very far, one would be able to encounter a Heavenly Deity.

Whenever a Heavenly Deity encountered Qin Yu, they would always respectfully bow to him. This gave Qin Yu a sensation of returning back to the Mortal Realm.

Back then when he was in the Mortal Realm’s Palace, the maids and servants would also respectfully address him as “Third Highness’ whenever they met him. Merely, those servants were mortals and his current servants were Heavenly Deities.

“Congratulations on master coming out from your seclusion training.” Uncle Fu had already walked out. He immediately congratulated Qin Yu with a smile on his face when he saw Qin Yu.

Once Qin Yu remembered that Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant and his spatial comprehension that was increasing incessantly, he was unable to refrain from smiling. He said. “Haha, that’s right. This is indeed worthy of congratulations.”

Chapter 10: Candidate

Inside the main hall, Qin Yu sat on the master’s seat. Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu sat on the two guest seats beside him. Two Heavenly Deity maids brought tea up to them.

Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu glanced at each other. The two of them were both able to tell that the current Qin Yu was in an extremely good mood.

With a wave of his hand, Qin Yu dismissed the two maids. He then lightly smiled and said. “Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu, how has the Flowing Cloud Mansion been during the time I was gone? Has anything major occurred?

Qiuzhong  Fu  smiled  and  said.  “There  really  isn’t  much. Merely, Princess Jing and Princess Ling came by. Also, that disciple of the Hundred Flowers Palace, Miss Xue Yu also visited. We told all of them that master was in seclusion training. Thus, they all left.”
“They?” Qin Yu frowned. 
While Qin Yu was able to understand the reason why Huangfu Jing and her sister would come, but why would the disciple of the Hundred Flowers Palace Xue Yu also come? Qin Yu was still on guard against this Xue Yu.

Uncle  Fu  suddenly  said.  “Master,  did  you  manage  to successfully transform your Divine Energy to Heavenly Divine Energy?” Uncle Fu knew about Qin Yu’s matters very well. He also knew that Qin Yu wanted to find Li’er.

Once he completely transformed his Divine Energy into Heavenly Divine Energy, Qin Yu would be capable of opening the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.

“Not yet.” Qin Yu shook his head and said. “I reckon it’ll still take some time for my Divine Energy to completely transform into Heavenly Divine Energy.” As Qin Yu said that, he flipped his hand and a little green tower appeared on his hand.

Qin Yu once again tried to open the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Jade green colored Heavenly Divine Energy started pouring into the little green tower.

Ordinary, one would completely transform one’s Divine Energy into Heavenly Divine Energy right after stepping into the Low Level Heavenly Deity level.

However, what about Qin Yu?

Because of the fact that he managed to set up the formation array ‘Universe’ and also comprehend the next evolutionary path of the ‘Stellar Transformation,’ his soul had instantly reached the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage. Adding on the assistance from the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu’s soul’s control was comparable to a Mid Level Heavenly Deity’s.

With a soul comparable to a Mid Level Heavenly Deity’s soul, the speed at which his Divine Energy transformed into the Heavenly Divine Energy, was naturally astonishingly fast.

In merely several tens of years, a third of his Divine Energy had transformed into Heavenly Divine Energy. 
“Is this amount of Heavenly Divine Energy enough?” Qin Yu tried. Faint lights were circulating through the little green tower. However, after Qin Yu poured all of his Heavenly Divine Energy into it, he was still a little bit lacking.

Qin Yu had already forgotten how many times he had tried it by now

Qin Yu would attempt to open the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm whenever he was free.

“According to the extent that I am able to open, it should be sufficient to open the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm when I completely transform my Divine Energy into Heavenly Divine Energy.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart. “I must still endure!”
Endure, endure till the day when he would be capable of opening the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. With a flip of his hand, Qin Yu retrieved the Jiang Lan Realm. In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu calmed his mood. To experience this all year round, Qin Yu’s tolerance was already at a very high level. Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu. “Uncle Fu, in another five months time, it shall be the date of the competition for the position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. There is a need for three candidates for this contest. One of them will be me, these candidates for the palace master contest. Other than me, there needs to be a Mid Level Heavenly Deity and a Low Level Heavenly Deity. Say, who do you think should be the candidates for the Mid Level Heavenly Deity and Low Level Heavenly Deity positions?”
Qin Yu also felt extremely helpless in his heart.

He had originally wanted Xiao Hei to be the candidate for the Low Level Heavenly Deity. However, Qin Yu came to know that Xiao Hei’s Flowing Light Spear Path was suspected to be related with the temporal law.

While High Level Heavenly Deities might not be able to see through the essence of the Flowing Light Spear Path, Godking level experts were definitely able to see through it. In the contest for the position of Palace Master, the Utmost East Sage Emperor, the Hundred Flowers Godking and even that Gold Sword Godking would likely show up. If these Three Great Godkings were to discover that a Low Level Heavenly Deity was able to comprehend the temporal law, then the aftermath…. Was something that Qin Yu simply didn’t dare to imagine.

Although Qin Yu did not fear trouble, he still didn’t like them.

Especially if the Three Great Godkings were to discover Xiao Hei’s secret, it was very likely for Xiao Hei to be caught in a dangerous situation. Qin Yu didn’t dare to gamble. He didn’t dare to gamble with his brother.

In Qin Yu’s heart, a mere Palace Master position of the Misty Mystic Palace was simply incomparable to his own brother.

Thus, the Low Level Heavenly Deity candidate for the competition absolutely couldn’t be Xiao Hei. Uncle Fu asked confusedly. “Master, I’ve heard you say before that the candidate for the Low Level Heavenly Deity would be Young Master Hei Yu. Young Master Hei Yu’s strength is also…”
“Enough. Xiao Hei needs to train. This contest battle, I will not have him participate in it.” Qin Yu said directly.

Hearing Qin Yu saying it like this, Uncle Fu also stopped asking further. Instead, he looked to Qiuzhong Fu and said with a smile. “Qiuzhong Fu, you are more familiar with the strength of those Heavenly Deities. Say, who do you think the candidates should be?”
QIn Yu also looked to the High Level Heavenly Deity Qiuzhong Fu.

Qiuzhong Fu grew silent for a moment and then slowly said. “There are only a total of ten Mid Level Heavenly Deities. Among them, the strongest ones are Yigong Shu and Black Dragon. If the two of them were to fight each other to the death, the Black Dragon would be a bit stronger.” Qin Yu lightly nodded.

He knew that Black Dragon referred to Tan Jiu. Merely, not many people knew Tan Jiu’s name.

“As for the Low Level Heavenly Deities, in this period of time, those Low Level Heavenly Deities have sparred with one another. Among them, two people were the strongest. One was called Sui Fu and the other one was called Kang Qi. The two of them are both at the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage. At the same time, they both possess fantastic abilities.” Qiuzhong Fu said directly.

Qin Yu lightly nodded. “Qiuzhong Fu, you are to order people to call Black Dragon, Sui Fu, and Kang Qi over.”
“Yes, master.”  Qiuzhong Fu immediately stood up, walked out of the main hall and shouted to a maid not far away. “Promptly call Black Dragon, Sui Fu and Kang Qi over.”
In a short moment, Nine-headed Black Dragon Tan Jiu, Sui Fu and Kai Qi arrived. 
Tan Jiu still had the appearance of a scarlet haired scarlet browed dark and lean youngster. As for Sui Fu, he was an extremely robust burly man nearly three meters tall. And Kang Qi, he was a very bright looking youth.

“Master.” These three men all kneeled down on one knee and said respectfully.

“You can rise.” Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward Tan Jiu. “Tan Jiu, have you recovered from your injury?” Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. This Tan Jiu’s severe injury was deeply related to him.

Tan Jiu was slightly startled. He then said. “I am almost completely healed.”
“You’re injured?”  Qiuzhong Fu frowned. He looked to Tan Jiu. “If you are injured, would you still be able be a match against Yigong Shu?” An air of arrogance flashed past Tan Jiu’s face. Coldly, he said. “Even though I am injured, I am still capable of killing Yigong Shu. Let alone my injury is almost completely recovered.”
“Almost?” Qin Yu frowned. “Doesn’t that mean you haven’t completely healed? Tell me, how long would it take for you to completely heal?”
Tan Jiu said respectfully. “I require merely ten years to completely heal.”
It was Tan Jiu’s soul that was injured. Had it been his body that was injured, he would be able to completely recover just by using his Heavenly Divine Energy. However, injuries to the soul were much more problematic.

“Ten years?”  Qin Yu slightly nodded. “That’s good. In that case, after you select your weapon later, I shall have you to enter into the Jiang Lan Realm and train for ten years.”
Tan Jiu’s eyes shined as he looked to Qin Yu. “Weapon?” Qin Yu took a glance at Tan Jiu. Then, with a flip of his hand, he took out four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Of the four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, one was a sword, one was a spear, one was a battle-axe and the last one was an enormous sword.

“All four of these weapons are High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. I regard this battle for the position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace to be of considerable importance. Tan Jiu, you can select a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to use for the time being.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.

Tan Jiu, Qiuzhong Fu and the rest of them were all shocked to find out that Qin Yu was capable of taking our four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

They were High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts! Even ordinary Godkings would not be able to take out four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts at once. Tan Jiu had thought that Qin Yu possessed a lot of treasures. However, never had he anticipated for Qin Yu to possess that many treasures. However, hearing that Qin Yu said to have him select a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to ‘use for the time being,’ Tan Jiu was unable to refrain from being somewhat disappointed.

It was merely to use for the time being.

“If you win the battle in the contest for the position of Palace Master, then the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that you  select  shall  be  yours.”   Qin  Yu  said.  Tan  Jiu’s  eyes immediately shined. He then kneeled on one knee and said respectfully.” Master can rest assured. As long as my opponent is a Mid Level Heavenly Deity, I will definitely win!”
At this moment, Tan Jiu was extremely determined.

Regardless of who his opponent might be, for the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, Tan Jiu planned to disregard everything and win.

“Go ahead and select your weapon.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile on his face. 
Tan Jiu slightly nodded. He then started to carefully inspect the four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Divine Sword Scarlet Blood was a weapon that Tan Jiu was familiar with. As for the other three weapons, Tan Jiu was able to guess how powerful they were.

“In that case, I’ll select…” Right before Tan Jiu was about to make his selection, Qin Yu said. “Let me remind you. This enormous sword here can not be merely judged by its appearance from the outside. This enormous sword can be split into two battle blades and a battle sword.”
The enormous sword could be separated into two parts. The two blades on its side would become two battle blades. After that, the three finger wide battle sword would appear in the middle.

Qin Yu was very certain that these four Heavenly Divine Artifacts each possessed their own advantages. The Divine Sword Scarlet Blood was strong in its special effect of ‘sharpness.’ The battle-axe was strong in its ‘heavy’ special effect. As for that spear, its special effect was ‘Body Break.’ As for that enormous sword, it possessed ordinary effects. Merely, it could be separated into three different weapons.

As Tan Jiu was capable of turning into nine people, this enormous sword just happened to suit him very well.

Tan Jiu’s eyes immediately shined. He instantly picked up this enormous sword and dripped a drop of blood on it to bind it. After that, this enormous sword was separated into two battle blades and a battle sword. Seeing the two battle blades and the battle sword in his hands, Tan Jiu’s eyes had turned red.

“Thank you master. With this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, regardless of who my opponent might be, I will definitely be able to win.” Said Tan Jiu with resolution.

In order to obtain this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact forever, Tan Jiu had already decided to fight as if his life depended on it. Tan Jiu was determined to win even if he ended up using the method of self-denotation of his clones.

“Good. In that case, you can enter the Jiang Lan Realm and set your mind to train at ease.”  Qin Yu directly sent Tan Jiu into the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Although it was only over five months till the battle, it was several tens of years in the Jiang Lan Realm’s second layer space.

Qin Yu looked to the other two Low Level Heavenly Deities.

One was Sui Fu and the other was Kang Qi.

The burly man Sui Fu and the bright looking youth Kang Qi both looked at the three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts floating before Qin Yu with reddened eyes.

[TL: in chinese, green with envy is literally written as ‘red eyes.’] “Humph, mere Low Level Heavenly Deities also want High Quality  Heavenly  Divine  Artifacts?”   Qiuzhong  Fu  humped coldly.

That Sui Fu and Kang Qi immediately woke up to reality. Kang Qi said. “Mister Qiuzhong, the two of us dare not have extravagant hopes. Even if they were to be given to us, we would also not dare to accept them. We reckon that we would directly be killed by envious Mid Level Heavenly Deities.”
In the Divine Realm, it was extremely dangerous for a Low Level Heavenly Deity to possess a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.

The only exceptions were people like Qin Yu who possessed the remarkable ability of the formation array space.

“Enough. I won’t be giving these Heavenly Divine Artifacts to the two of you. Merely, I wanted to allow you to use them during the contest. Of course… if you are to provide the great service of winning, then I shall bestow upon you a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.” Qin Yu said directly. 
That Sui Fu and Kang Qi both burst into cheers.

A Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact was already extremely precious to Low Level Heavenly Deities.

“Master,  Sui  Fu  and  Kang  Qi  possess  different  abilities. Looking at these three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, this subordinate believes that Sui Fei is suited for the battle-axe and Kang Qi for the sword. As for who among the two of them is stronger, this subordinate is unable to determine that easily.” Said Qiuzhong Fu frankly.

Qin Yu lightly nodded.

“It’s very simple. The two of you, one shall take the Great Heavy Battle Ax and the other the Divine Sword Scarlet Blood. The two of you are then to enter the Jiang Lan Realm and battle each other. The winner shall become the candidate for the Low Level Heavenly Deity spot.” Qin Yu directly ordered. Sui Fu and Kang Qi glanced at each other. The two of them were filled with battle intention.

Then, with slightly shivering hands, the two of them received the two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. It was likely their first time touching High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

“Let’s go and enter the Jiang Lan Realm.” Qin Yu stood up.

Instantly, Qin Yu, Uncle Fu and everyone else in the main hall disappeared.

Time passed. In a blink of an eye, over five months had passed. Qin Yu had also made his selection for the candidates for the battle. For the Mid Level Heavenly Deity spot, it was Tan Jiu. For the Low Level Heavenly Deity spot, it was Sui Fu.

The battle between Sui Fu and Kang Qi, even now, when Qin Yu recalled it, he would gasp with admiration. The remarkable abilities of the experts of the Divine Realm, many of them were things that were unimaginable. This had also caused Qin Yu to become even more cautious of the contest battle.

If his own people were to be powerful, then the people of his opponents would definitely not be weak either!

Tomorrow was the day of the battle.

The entire Dazzling Gold City was bustling with noise and excitement. Regardless of whether it were restaurants, teahouses or even army barracks, the majority of people were all discussing about the three parties which were about to contest over the position of Palace Master. These three parties were respectively…
The grandmaster of formation arrays that the Utmost East Sage Emperor had personally invited, Mister Qin Yu.

The High Level Heavenly Deity that was wholeheartedly supported by the Hundred Flowers Palace, Xue Yu. The super valiant military general supported by over ninety percent of the Heavenly Deity Army, High Level Heavenly Deity Dong Hou.

These three sides, when outsiders looked to them, it might appear that Xue Yu and Dong Hou possessed a stronger camp and more supporters. However, Qin Yu was truly too mysterious. It was still very hard to tell who would win and who would lose.

Tomorrow, those three parties would be, under the joint host of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, Hundred Flowers Godking and Gold Sword Godking, contesting for the position of Palace Master under the watch of the majority of the entire Dazzling Gold City’s residents!

The position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, who exactly would take it? This would be known tomorrow.

Chapter 11: First Battle

The Dark Curtain of Night faded away. The Light of Daytime arrived, covering the entire Divine Realm. Likewise, a new day had arrived in Dazzling Gold City. On this day, the entire Dazzling Gold City was bustling with noise and excitement.

Outside of the Flowing Cloud Mansion. Occasionally, Heavenly Deities would walk by and look toward the Flowing Cloud Mansion. Those Heavenly Deities would even start discussions with one another.

Suddenly, a squadron of Heavenly Deities flew toward the Flowing Cloud Mansion uniformly. They descended outside of the Flowing Cloud Mansion’s entrance. The guards of the Flowing Cloud Mansion immediately stepped forward and blocked their path. “This is the Flowing Cloud Mansion, loiters are not allowed to enter.”
The leader of this Heavenly Deity squadron directly took out a golden title plate and said. “The Sage Emperor has ordered Mister Qin Yu and co. to proceed towards the Dazzling Gold City’s northern district’s army barracks’ martial practice grounds to participate in the contest for the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master’s position. Mister Qin Yu, please promptly proceed to the army barracks’ martial practice grounds.”
This leader’s voice was extremely loud. His voice resounded throughout the entire Flowing Cloud Mansion. Qin Yu and his group of people, who had already made their preparations, heard this man’s voice very clearly.
There were many Heavenly Deities outside of the Flowing Cloud Mansion to begin with. Hearing the words spoken by the leader of this Heavenly Deity squadron, those Heavenly Deities immediately started discussing with one another. There were excited Heavenly Deities who immediately started shouting. “The location of the contest is at the northern district’s martial practice grounds. Let’s go. We should rush over there quickly.”
There were also Heavenly Deities that were calm. One of which slightly nodded and said. “Mn, the martial practice grounds are extremely large. On top of that, it possesses the special barrier of the Dazzling Gold City. It is indeed a place where those experts can fight against one another.” All in all, this information was being spread very quickly. Actually, this news was not only being spread from here. It was also being spread from the Hundred Flowers Palace and from Dong Hou’s residence. Dazzling Gold City was not enormous and it only possessed so many Heavenly Deities. In no time,
this information had been spread through the entire Dazzling Gold City.

Dazzling Gold City. Inside the main hall of the Flowing Cloud Mansion.

After Qin Yu, Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu, Tan Jiu and Sui Fu heard the voice from the outside, they immediately stood up. Because Qin Yu did not plan to have Xiao Hei fight, he did not bother to disturb Xiao Hei’s training. Thus, Xiao Hei was still training in the Jiang Lan Realm.

Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu, Tan Jiu and Sui Fu all looked to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu smiled and ordered. “Let’s go.” With Qin Yu in the front, Uncle Fu and the other three followed behind him. Just like that, they walked out of the Flowing Cloud Mansion. That Heavenly Deity squadron that had come to transmit the order was still waiting outside. The squadron leader, upon seeing Qin Yu, immediately bowed and said. “Mister Qin Yu, the location of the contest is the martial
practice grounds. His Majesty the Sage Emperor has ordered
me to inform this to you and also to lead you over to the martial practice grounds.”
“Lead the way.” Qin Yu spoke extremely bluntly.

“Yes.” That Heavenly Deity Imperial Guard from the Imperial City immediately accepted the order. This little Heavenly Deity squadron started flying before Qin Yu. Qin Yu and them also started flying. As for Uncle Fu, this time around, it was Qiuzhong Fu who was using his Spatial Domain to help him fly.

In Dazzling Gold City, there were rarely people flying in the airspace above the city. The little Heavenly Deity squadron only did this because of the order from the Sage Emperor. With Qin Yu and the group flying in the sky like so, they immediately gathered the attention of many Heavenly Deities who ended up raising their heads up to look.

“It’s  Mister  Qin  Yu  and  them!”   Someone  immediately recognized Qin Yu and them. Although they might be unfamiliar with Qin Yu, they were familiar with Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu who had shown themselves often in the Flowing Cloud Mansion in the past year.

Qin Yu looked below him. Numerous Heavenly Deities were looking up to him. Their gazes contained adoration, envy, admire, anticipation and so on… Confronted with fixed attention of several thousands pairs of eyes, Qin Yu’s mind was instead still rather calm.

In a merely a short moment, Qin Yu and his group of people had arrived at the northern district’s army barracks.

Once they entered the army barracks, they felt a very somber and desolate aura. Qin Yu looked at the enormous and completely black colored barracks before him. This army barracks occupied a quarter of the land of the Dazzling Gold City. When standing in front of this barracks, one would feel as if this barracks were an enormous prehistoric creature lying in wait. That sort of somber and desolate aura was something that had accumulated through countless years.

“Uncle Fu, do you know how old this barracks is?”  Qin Yu asked Uncle Fu beside him.

Uncle Fu said. “It’s been too long. When the Dazzling Gold City was formed, this barracks was also formed. Practically all of the super experts of the eastern region of the Divine Realm have trained in this barracks before.”
Qin Yu remembered Huangfu Jing and them.

Huangfu Liehuo, Huangfu Liejun were both from this barracks. Even Huangfu Jing was currently a large squadron captain of this barracks. Even the descendants of the imperial household were required to temper themselves in the Heavenly Deity Army, one could easily imagine how the majority of the elites of the Divine Realm’s eastern region had stayed in this barracks before. As for the High Level Heavenly Deities, other than Qiuzhong Fu, practically all of the others had stayed in this barracks before.

Right after stepping into the barracks, Qin Yu saw the great number of people before him and gasped. “There are truly a lot of people here!”
“Mister Qin Yu, the martial practice grounds is a bit further.” Said the leader of the small Heavenly Deity squadron respectfully. Qin Yu lightly nodded. They continued onward. Soon, Qin Yu and them arrived at the martial practice grounds.

The martial practice grounds was rectangular. Both its length and width were several thousand meters long.

At this current moment, thousands of Heavenly Deities were gathered all around the martial practice grounds. At the same time, the number of Heavenly Deities which were gathered here was increasing at an astonishing speed. Not long after, more than ten thousand Heavenly Deities were gathered here. As there were over ten thousand people, it was a huge crowd of people. The entire Dazzling Gold City only possessed a bit more than ten thousand people. And today, at the very least, ninety percent of the population of the Dazzling Gold City was gathered here. As for the people that had not come, the majority of them were delayed as they were in seclusion training.

Currently, only over a dozen women were inside the martial practice grounds. These women were led by Xue Yu.

Qin Yu and his group of five walked over.

“Big sis, that Qin Yu has come.” Immediately, a woman said. Xue Yu turned her head around and looked. She then immediately started walking towards Qin Yu.

“Mister Qin Yu, I have been to your mansion to greet you before. Merely, Mister Qin Yu was in seclusion training at the time. Only today do we meet each other again. The contest today is merely a competition. We only need to try our best. There is no need for us to injure the relationship between us.” Said Xue Yu with a smile. 
Qin Yu nodded and said. “Naturally. Miss Xue Yu, do you know where Lady Hundred Flowers Godking is?”
“Lady Hundred Flowers Godking, she…”
Xue Yu had only said half of her sentence when she stopped. At this moment, she had raised her head. Not only her, Qin Yu and the others had also raised their heads and looked towards the sky. The ten thousand plus people that had come to watch and surrounded the martial practice grounds also looked up towards the sky.

Over a hundred people were majestically flying over. They were led by the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu who wore an emperor’s gown. Beside him was his wife. To his right side was the Hundred Flowers Godking who wore a colored clothes. At this moment, the Hundred Flowers Godking only looked like a twenty some year old girl. She was extremely dazzling. To the left of the Utmost East Sage Emperor was a grim and resolute looking man who carried a golden long sword.

“Gold Sword Godking?” Qin Yu’s gaze was focused upon that man with the golden sword. Generally, a Godking’s weapon would always be stored within their body. For someone to carry their weapon like the Gold Sword Godking, much less Godkings, this was extremely rare for even Heavenly Deities.

Qiuzhong Fu sent a voice transmission to Qin Yu and said. “Master, of the Three Great Godkings of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, the person who reached the Godking stage the latest was this Gold Sword Godking. However, this Gold Sword Godking is the elder brother of the Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Hundred Flowers Godking. Although he was the latest to reach the Godking level, his strength might potentially be the strongest among them.”
“Oh?” Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from looking at Qiuzhong Fu with a puzzled expression.

How did Qiuzhong Fu know all this? 
“Master, I have lived in the Divine Realm for a very long time, much longer than even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. I have even seen this Gold Sword Godking fight before. Although this Gold Sword Godking possesses the strongest strength, the Eight Great Sage Emperors possesses the Eight Clan Protection Treasures. This causes the Eight Great Sage Emperors to be extremely frightening.”  Gasped Qiuzhong Fu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.

Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. With a surprised expression, he looked at Qiuzhong Fu.

Qiuzhong Fu was very well informed.

“Clan Protection Treasures, what are those?” Qin Yu asked.

Qiuzhong  Fu  said  without  absolute  certainty.  “It’s  only hearsay that I have heard before. Rumor has it that the Eight Clan Protection Treasures are very important to the unending existence of the Eight Great Families. It is said that those Eight Clan Protection Treasures possess extremely frightening power and are likely only second to the legendary Exalted Celestial Spiritual Treasure.”
“Oh?” Qin Yu glanced at the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

As if he sensed Qin Yu’s gaze, the Utmost East Sage Emperor also looked at Qin Yu and slightly smiled at him. From his gaze, one could see his encouragement implication. Qin Yu immediately smiled back at him.

The Three Great Godkings descended. Behind these Three Great Godkings were the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master, the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master and Liejun’s Palace’s Palace Master. Behind them were the elites of the Huangfu Clan. Majestically, these hundred plus people descended on the front section of the martial practice grounds. At the front section of the martial practice grounds were chairs that were already prepared.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor and them all sat down in the chairs. The Utmost East Sage Emperor who sat in the middle suddenly stood up. He gazed at the surroundings and then said in a loud voice. “Everyone, the Palace Master position of the Misty Mystic Palace of our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold has been vacant for a very very long time. Today is the day that we shall determine the new Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. There are a total of three candidates for the Palace Master position. They are respectively the large squadron captain of the Heavenly Deity Army, High Level Heavenly Deity Dong Hou; disciple of the Hundred Flowers Palace, High Level Heavenly Deity Xue Yu; and the
grandmaster of formation arrays that was recently invited to our Mount Dazzling Gold, Qin Yu!”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor glanced at Qin Yu, Xue Yu and Dong Hou. He slightly nodded and then said. “The rules of the contest today are extremely simple. Each party are to send out three members to fight. One is the candidate for the Palace Master. One is a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. The last one is a Low Level Heavenly Deity. Gaining two victories shall be the requirement to win the battle series! First, Xue Yu’s group will fight with Qin Yu’s group. After that, Qin Yu’s group will fight with Dong Hou’s group. Finally, Dong Hou’s group will fight with Xue Yu’s group.”
“There are a total of nine battles in three series. As long as anyone obtain victory in two series of battles, they shall be qualified to obtain the position of the Palace Master. If all three parties were to obtain a victory and a defeat, then the strength of the candidates shall be looked into.” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor indifferently.

Saying till here, the Utmost East Sage Emperor looked to Qin Yu with a special intention.

Evidently, this rule was very advantageous to Qin Yu.

With Qin Yu’s formation array space, he was definitely capable of defeating Dong Hou and Xue Yu.

Only at this moment did Qin Yu discover Dong Hou and his people on the other side of the marital practice grounds. Dong Hou’s party only consisted of three people. Two men and a woman. The leader Dong Hou’s eyes were flickering with light as he blinked.

After the Utmost East Sage Emperor finished his introduction, Huangfu Liejun, one of the Three Great Palace Masters, took over to host the contest battles. The first battle was Xue Yu’s party against Qin Yu’s party. 
Huangfu Liejun’s voice resounded through the entire martial practice grounds.

“The first battle, the Low Level Heavenly Deity from Xue Yu’s party against the Low Level Heavely Deity from Qin Yu’s party. Begin battle!”
Right after Huangfu Liejun finished speaking, the over ten thousand Heavenly Deities that surrounded the martial practice ground immediately started shouting noisily. The majority of the Heavenly Deities were shouting in excitement.

As the shouting continued, the Low Level Heavenly Deity from Xue Yu’s party, a green clothed woman, walked into the center of the martial practice grounds.

“That green clothed woman, isn’t she the woman who was whipped by Huangfu Ling?” Qin Yu clearly remembered that this green clothed woman couldn’t be considered extremely strong among Low Level Heavenly Deities. Why did that Xue Yu have this green clothed woman fight?

“Master, this subordinate shall go and battle now.” Said Sui Fu respectfully.

“You can go.” Qin Yu was extremely confident of Sui Fu as he had seen the battle between Sui Fu and Kang Qi. Sui Fu possessed a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, it should be very easy for him to take care of a Low Level Heavenly Deity at the same level as him.

Sui Fu resolutely nodded. He then proceeded to walk toward the center of the martial practice grounds with large strides.

With a height of three meters, intertwining muscles and arms as thick as thighs, Sui Fi’s entire person was radiating a domineering aura. As for the green clothed woman that was his opponent, she appeared to be extremely delicate and frail.

“Big guy, be careful oh.” Said that green clothed woman sweetly with a smile on her face. 
Sui Fu’s face remained cold and expressionless. With a flip of his hand, he took out a battle axe. The battle axe then started growing bigger. In an instant, it grew to three meters tall and became as tall as Sui Fu.

Holding the battle axe in his hand.

“Little  girl,  you  should  admit  defeat.”  Said  Sui  Fu.  Then, without saying any more, he started exhibiting his valiant attack.

Sui Fu’s thick and bulky right arm was waving that enormous battle ax. Then, he soared to the sky and smashed downward with that enormous battle ax the size of a small mountain.

Qin Yu had a confident smile on his face.

That green clothed woman’s expression changed. She immediately flipped her hand. Three green streams of air appeared in her hand. Those three streams of air started expanding with the wind. Finally, all three of them had become several thousand meters long.

Those three green streams of air were like ropes. They directly bounded the mountain-like battle ax. In an instant, Sui Fu and his enormous battle ax both turned back to their original form.

“You…” Sui Fu stared at that green clothed woman and was frantically struggling. However, regardless of how much he struggled,he was unable to break free from the binding.

Qin Yu was startled.

Sui Fu actually lost?

“Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. A Low Level Heavenly Deity is actually using a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. That Hundred Flowers Godking truly overly favors that Xue Yu.” Qin Yu’s expression had turned a bit unsightly. It appeared that the contest for the Palace Master was not as easy as he had imagined.

Chapter 12: The Number One Individual Beneath The Godkings

The entire martial practice grounds grew silent for a moment.

Earlier, from Sui Fu’s grandeur display and his move, other than the Hundred Flowers Palace’s people who knew about the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, all of the other people had thought that Sui Fu would win. However now…
Sui Fu, who had been bound and was struggling unceasingly, illustrated everything.

“Qin Yu’s party against the Xue Yu’s party. First battle, Xue Yu’s party is victorious.”  Huangfu Liejun was merely stunned for a moment before reacting. “The second battle shall begin now. The Mid Level Heavenly Deity from Xue Yu’s party against the Mid Level Heavenly Deity from Qin Yu’s party.”
Right after those words were said, the ten thousand plus people that surrounded the martial practice grounds once again grew noisy.

The first battle from earlier had indeed surprised them.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu smiled as he looked to the Hundred Flowers Godking beside him. He said. “Liuxiang, you have truly exerted yourself. You actually allowed a Low Level Heavenly Deity to use the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure ‘Heaven Binding Rope.’”
The Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxing merely slightly smiled. She indifferently said. “Second brother, it is not strange for me to lend a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to my people. Merely, this Qin Yu, he was surprisingly able to take out a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. That had instead shocked me.”
High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

They were extremely rare. The expert artifact craftsmen that were able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts were also not many. 
Even for High Level Heavenly Deities, only a small section of them possessed High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Many High Level Heavenly Deities still used Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor slightly smiled and said. “He is capable of deploying a formation array space. With such a level of ability in formation arrays, I reckon he must’ve also have a formation array expert who provided him with guidance. It cannot be regarded as strange for him to possess a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Well, enough about that, the second battle is about to start.”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Hundred Flowers Godking both looked to the martial practice grounds. As for the Gold Sword Godking, he had been silent since the beginning. He was merely watching all that was unfolding in the martial practice grounds.

“Master  can  rest  assured.  Even  if  my  opponent  possess  a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, this subordinate will still definitely win! At the very most, it might cost me a couple clones.” A faint red light flashed past Tan Jiu’s eyes. 
Qin Yu lightly nodded. “If you win, then that High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact shall be yours.”
Qin Yu possessed four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. He planned to bestow them to his subordinates to begin with. As Qiuzhong Fu already possessed a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact of his own, bestowing a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to Tan Jiu was something that Qin Yu had long planned to do.

“Yes, master.”
Black Dragon Tan Jiu lightly nodded. He then proceeded to directly walk toward the center of the martial practice grounds. A white clothed woman was already standing in the center of the martial practice ground.

This white clothed woman had a cold and indifferent expression. The Nine-headed Black Dragon Tan Jiu had a head of short scarlet hair and scarlet sword brows. Underneath his eyebrows were a pair of gloomy eyes. Those gloomy eyes were currently emitting a very sharp aura. In terms of gloominess and coldness, that white clothed woman was actually inferior to Tan Jiu.

“This  battle,  you  are  definitely  going  to  lose!”   Tan  Jiu pointed at the white clothed woman and said.

That white clothed woman merely sneered in disdain. With a flip of her hand, she took out a jade green colored sword. Once this jade green colored sword appeared, the attention of everyone in the surrounding of the martial practice grounds were focused on it.

From Xue Yu’s party, a mere Low Level Heavenly Deity was capable of taking out a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

Then what about this Mid Level Heavenly Deity? Not only them, even the Utmost East Sage Emperor had taken note of this jade green colored sword. Qin Yu was the same. Merely, that jade green colored sword was too far from Qin Yu. Thus, he was unable to determine exactly what grade it was.

“High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Haha, Liuxiang, why didn’t you continue lending Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor to the Hundred Flowers Godking.

The Gold Sword Godking who had been silent the entire time spoke. “Liuxiang lending a single Grandmist Spiritual Treasure has already caused the competition to be biased. If she were to lend another one, then it would be too excessive. I believe Liuxing herself only possesses two second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, right?”
“That’s right, big brother. I have lent a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to Xue Yu. As for who she lends it to use for the competition, it was a decision that Xue Yu herself made.” When the Hundred Flowers Godking talked with the Gold Sword Godking, she did not joke around in the slightest. The Gold Sword Godking lightly nodded.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor took a glance at Xue Yu in the distant. “This girl Xue Yu was actually a bit scheming. Eh, that Mid Level Heavenly Deity subordinate of Qin Yu, that weapon of his is truly peculiar.”
The other two Godkings also looked over.

At this moment, Tan Jiu had taken out the heavy sword that Qin Yu had given him. As Tan Jiu held this enormous heavy sword, it suddenly split into three. As for Tan Jiu, he had also turned into nine people.

The nine clones of Tan Jiu, three of them held the split sections of the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. As for the other six, they held six black sticks.

From different directions, the nine Tan Jiu’s speed violently reached the pinnacle. Like nine sharp arrows, the nine Tan Jiu’s shot toward the white clothed woman. The white clothed woman’s expression changed. She never anticipated that her opponent would have nine clones. It was truly too frightening.

“Bang!”
Six black sticks were simultaneously smashed toward the white clothed woman. The white clothed woman waved the sword in her hand. Six sword silhouettes shot out. These sword silhouettes blocked the six stick silhouettes.

“Hooh~~” Tan Jiu’s seventh clone held a battle blade shaped High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Ruthlessly, he hacked down.

The white clothed woman grew anxious. She tried to use Spatial Domain. Merely, her opponent’s nine clones all used their Spatial Domains at the same time and possessed a big stronger control over the space than her.

Confronted with this incoming blade strike, the white clothed woman did not have enough time to dodge. 
“Bang!”  The ground underneath the white clothed woman was slightly jolted. The entire surface of the martial practice grounds was slightly trembling. However, the surface of the martial practice grounds was not damaged in the slightest.

The enormous heavy sword was turned into two battle blades and a battle sword.

“Hooh~~!”  Tan Jiu’s eighth clone followed right behind his seventh clone and also ruthlessly hack down with the battle blade in his hand.

The white clothed woman was unable to recover her Heavenly Divine Energy in time. All she could do was to once again take the attack head on.

“Puchi!” The sharp battle sword directly pierced through the white clothed woman’s body. “If you continue to resist, I’ll certainly kill you.” Said Tan Jiu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.

The white clothed woman looked to the Tan Jiu before her who held a battle sword in his hand. She then looked to the other eight Tan Jiu’s who were holding battle blades and black sticks. She then looked to the battle sword that had pierced her chest. Her expression changed several times.

The gap between them were truly too great!

A High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that can split into different parts and a Tan Jiu that could split into nine different Tan Jiu’s, they were indeed a perfect match for each other.

“For  this  round,  we  admit  our  defeat!”  Suddenly,  a  voice sounded from the side of the martial practice grounds.

The person who spoke was precisely Xue Yu. The white clothed woman placed away the heavy sword in her hand. She glanced at Tan Jiu and then walked away silently. When she walked over to Xue Yu’s side, this white clothed woman fell forward onto Xue Yu’s shoulder and started crying!

“Xue  Yi,  do  not  grieve.  Your  opponent’s  strength  indeed surpassed my anticipation. That High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact of his was also extremely miraculous. You cannot blame yourself for losing.” Consoled Xue Yu.

And at this moment, Huangfu Liejun’s voice sounded.

“This battle, the victor is Qin Yu’s party. Currently, the two parties each achieved a single victory. The upcoming battle is the most important third battle. The two people competing are the two candidates for the Palace Master position… Qin Yu and Xue Yu. Well then, begin battle!”
Everyone in the surroundings of the martial practice grounds held their breaths. The two candidates for the Palace Master position, Qin Yu and Xue Yu, were both upper echelons of Mount Dazzling Gold. Everyone was carefully watching this battle.

Qin Yu and Xue Yu silently walked toward the center of the martial practice grounds from the two sides.

“Miss Xue Yu.” Qin Yu bowed and said.

Xue Yu also lightly smiled. “Mister Qin Yu, it would seem that I will lose to you today. Merely, even though I will be losing, I still want to experience the legendary formation array space.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.

Xue Yu was about to attack when Qin Yu closed his eyes. A tranquil and peaceful smiling expression appeared on his face. He had entered the profound heaven and earth splitting state of mind. He gently waved his hand across. Several rays of light flew out from Qin Yu’s hand.

Everyone present in the martial practice grounds was watching this scene with their eyes wide open. Even the Three Great Godkings were carefully paying attention to this. Although they had heard about the formation array space, they had never personally seen Qin Yu deploying it before.

Those several rays of lights were incomparably dazzling. Like meteors, they fell on the boundary of the martial practice grounds.

“Formation array ‘Universe,’ form!”
While smiling, Qin Yu opened his eyes. The smile on his face was a smile of confidence. It was the confidence that Qin Yu had for his own formation array space.

The speed at which Qin Yu deployed the formation array was truly too fast. Before Xue Yu could even attack, she was already caught in Qin Yu’s formation array space. 
The Utmost East Sage Emperor, Hundred Flowers Godking and Gold Sword Godking’s eyes all started shining simultaneously. All three of them were staring at Qin Yu with deep gazes.

“Did you see that clearly?”  The Utmost East Sage Emperor said.

The Hundred Flowers Godking and the Gold Sword Godking both nodded. With a gaze filled with surprise, the Hundred Flowers  Godking  said.  “Never  had  I  imagined  before  that someone would be able to reach such a level in formation arrays. Especially when he was deploying the formation array. The space where the formation array was located at seemed to even have a slight change.”
“It’s very peculiar. It’s completely different from the space that we can create through using the spatial law.” The Gold Sword Godking said. “Perhaps  this  is  the  miraculousness  of  formation  arrays.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor smiled. “Although this Qin Yu’s formation array space is slightly different from our own spaces, its might was not a bit weaker than our spaces.”
Whether it was the Utmost East Sage Emperor or the other two Godkings, they all didn’t know that… the reason why Qin Yu’s formation array space was different from the space that they could create was because Qin Yu’s formation array space was created through using the spatial laws of the Universal World.

As the spatial laws of the two worlds were different, there were naturally some differences even though they would both be able to create spaces.
These Three Great Godkings thought that the usual formation array space was exactly like how Qin Yu’s formation array space was. After all, since times immemorial, there had yet to be anyone else who was capable of deploying a formation array space. Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan only managed to reach a level close to deploying a formation array space. The Gold Sword Godking that seldom spoke actually spoke a couple words today.

“With this formation array space, this Qin Yu, he is the number one individual beneath the Godkings!”  After the God Sword Godking finished saying this sentence, he closed his mouth and said no more.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor looked at the Hundred Flowers Godking. The Hundred Flowers Godking slightly smiled and said. “I have no objection to this Qin Yu becoming the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace. I am truly curious, with his level of formation array, if he were to research artifact craftsmanship, would he be able to surpass the Craftsman God in the field of artifact crafting?!”
And at this moment, Xue Yu was caught in the formation array space.

“This is?” Xue Yu looked to her surroundings in shock. Xue Yu still remembered that back then when the Hundred Flowers Godking gave her guidance, she had once created a space that trapped her. That sort of feeling was exactly the same as now. They were both boundless worlds.

“Qin Yu.” Xue Yu looked to her front. At this moment, Qin Yu appeared before her.

Qin Yu smiled and said. “Xue Yu, it is impossible for you to break through my formation array space.”  As Qin Yu smiled, the space surrounding him crumbled and was then instantly restored.

As he was speaking and smiling, the world surrounding him became covered with storms and numerous other disasters

Of course, this was all within the range of the formation array space. Merely, because Xue Yu had been caught in the formation array space, she could only give herself up and allow Qin Yu to trample upon her. It was only possible for her to escape if she were a Godking, then she would be able to break through the formation array space through the use of the spatial law. 
“I’ve lost.”
Seeing this scene before her, Xue Yu sighed in her heart. She knew that she would undoubtedly lose.

Xue Yu looked at Qin Yu. Suddenly, she smiled and said. “Mister Qin Yu, I originally thought that I might be able to win. I gave the only Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to my side’s Low Level Heavenly Deity to use. With that, I have guaranteed the win for that round. I then borrowed a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact for my side’s Mid Level Heavenly Deity to use. However, even then, I still lost. Firstly, I have lost to your great formation array. Secondly, I have lost because… you actually possessed two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts?”
In the Hundred Flowers Palace, Xue Yu possessed enough connections to allow her to borrow a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. However, the number of people that Qin Yu knew on Mount Dazzling Gold was truly too small. For him to have his subordinates use two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, this was truly shocking.

“High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts? They were left behind for me by my senior.” Qin Yu said directly.

Xue Yu nodded in understanding. “So that was the case. May I ask… might that senior of yours be the person who taught Mister Qin Yu the path of formation arrays?”
“He could be considered as so.” Qin Yu nodded.

Xue Yu slightly nodded. “Mister Qin Yu, I admit my defeat.
You can let me out.”
In an instant, the heaven and earth suddenly started turning. The entire world changed. The originally boundless world had disappeared. What appeared before them was the lively martial practice grounds. 
All of the Heavenly Deities in the martial practice grounds looked at Qin Yu and Xue Yu. Seeing Xue Yu and Qin Yu suddenly appear before them, they were unable to determine whether it was Xue Yu who broke through the great formation array or Qin Yu who let her out.

“I  concede.”   Xue  Yu’s  voice  sounded  through  the  entire marital practice grounds.

The entire martial practice grounds immediately started becoming noisy. A large number of Heavenly Deities started discussing with one another. Xue Yu had actually admitted defeat. That Mister Qin Yu actually won!

“The first series of contest have concluded. Qin Yu’s party has obtained victory. Now, the second series shall begin. Qin Yu’s party against Dong Hou’s party.” Huangfu Liejun’s clear voice sounded.

Qin Yu’s gaze was turned toward Dong Hou. The next target was Dong Hou.

Dong Hou suddenly spoke. “There is no need for the second series of competition. Our side admit our defeat. Mister Qin Yu’s formation array space has already convinced me. I am afraid there is no one beneath the Godking stage that is capable of breaking this formation array.”
All of the people in the martial practice grounds grew silent. All of the Heavenly Deities were looking at Dong Hou. They were thinking that, no matter what, at the very least he should compete first. However, the reality was that Dong Hou had straightforwardly admitted his defeat.

“This Dong Hou knows very well of his own standing.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor slightly nodded.

Dong Hou’s subordinates did not possess any Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. While he also managed to, with great difficulty, borrow a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact for his Mid Level Heavenly Deity, his Low Level Heavenly Deity only possessed a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. If he were to fight against Qin Yu’s party with that level of strength, it was likely that his side would not even be able to win a single round. In that case, he figured it was better to straightforwardly admit his defeat so that he could appear magnanimous.

“I’ve won?” Hearing Dong Hou’s surrender, Qin Yu was also startled.

He had originally thought he would have another series of battles. However, it now appeared that the position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace had already fallen on his head.

Chapter 13: The Most Frightening War Of The Divine Realm

In the enormous martial practice grounds, Heavenly Deity spectators, who numbered over ten thousand, were in absolute silence. It was so quiet that it was scary. However, after a short moment of quietness, what followed was a tide of discussion noise.

There were those discussing Dong Hou’s decision and those talking about Qin Yu becoming the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace.

“Quiet.”   Huangfu  Liejun’s  cold  voice  sounded.  His  voice echoed through the entire martial practice grounds. All of the Heavenly Deities stopped talking and looked toward Huangfu Liejun.

Only then did Huangfu Liejun have a slight smile on his face. With a clear voice, he said. “Dong Hou’s party has conceded. Adding on the fact that Qin Yu’s party has already achieved a victory over Xue Yu’s party, Qin Yu’s party has thus won twice in a row. Hence, the position of the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace shall go to Mister Qin Yu.” At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor also stood up.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu currently had a warm smile on his face. Once he stood up, Huangfu Liejun immediately sat back down and stopped talking. The Utmost East Sage Emperor opened his mouth and spoke. “A conclusion has been reached for the battle for the position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace. Qin Yu will be the new Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace.” As he said that, the Utmost East Sage Emperor looked at Qin Yu while smiling.

In an instant, almost everyone’s gaze was focused upon Qin Yu who was in the middle of the martial practice grounds.

Qin Yu also slightly smiled to the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
He then bowed.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu continued. “Also from today hence, our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Four Great Palaces will all have Palace Masters. In order to congratulate this rejoicing occasion, I have decided that our Mount Dazzling Gold shall have a proper celebration for this tonight. Ordinary Heavenly Deities shall celebrate in the barracks. As for military officers and such, they are all to come to the Imperial Palace to celebrate.”
“Thank you Your Majesty Sage Emperor.”
Over ten thousand Heavenly Deities all got down on one knee. The descendants of the Huangfu Clan, Qin Yu, Huangfu Liejun, Black Wing Palace’s Palace Master and the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master all got down on one knee and said respectfully.

Their voices were like a tide that resonated until it reached the horizon.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu displayed a smile on his face. At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor was in a very excellent mood.

The Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm, in the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, the people with the highest status were the three Godkings: Utmost East Sage Emperor, Hundred Flowers Godking and the Gold Sword Godking. After them were the Four Great Palace Masters of the Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace, Heaven Desolate Palace and Liejun’s Palace. After them were the nine large squadron captains of the Heavenly Deity Army…
Qin Yu, as the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, possessed a status above that of ordinary princes and princesses.

In the Eight Great Families of the Divine Clan, being a princess or a prince, was merely an identity. It did not signify that those princesses and princes possessed a very high status. In order to obtain a high status, one must possess enough strength to fight for the status.

Nighttime.

When the Dark Curtain of Night descended, the entire Divine Realm was covered in pitch black darkness. However, the Dazzling Gold City of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold was covered in golden light. The entire Dazzling Gold City had turned into a city without night.

Regardless of whether it were the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Dark Curtain of Night or the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City’s Light of Daytime, they were both created through Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. If the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold wanted to make the small region of Dazzling Gold City filled with light, it was an extremely simple task to do.

Inside the Imperial City of the Dazzling Gold City.

Tonight’s Imperial City was unprecedentedly lively. The Golden Light Park of the Imperial City was the location where the Utmost East Sage Emperor had called for the gathering to take place. Tonight the Golden Light Park was bustling with noise and excitement. Over a thousand people were gathered here. Transparent rectangular tables that were shining like quicksilver were placed in this location.

Beside each rectangular table sat twelve Heavenly Deities. There were over a hundred of these rectangular tables in total. 
The tables were placed in picturesque disorder around the Golden Light Park.

Other than these transparent rectangular tables, there were also other small transparent tables. Beside those small transparent tables sat only one or two individuals.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor and his wife sat on an elevated platform in the Golden Light Park. Before the two of them was a horizontal small rectangular transparent table. The Gold Sword Godking and the Hundred Flowers Godking sat on the two sides of the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Before the two of them was also a horizontal small rectangular transparent table. On top of the horizontal small rectangular transparent tables were all kinds of fine liquor and delicious food.

Seated underneath the Three Great Godkings.

Were the Four Great Palace Masters: The Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, Qin Yu; the Palace Master of the Black Wind Palace; the Palace Master of the Heaven Desolate Palace and the Liejun Palace’s Palace Master. The four of them were seated in two rows.

Underneath them were the nine large squadron captains of the Heavenly Deity Army. Only these people possessed their own small rectangular tables. As for the other people, even the princes and princesses, were seated around the large transparent rectangular tables.

Just by looking at this sort of arrangement, one would be able to see the strict hierarchy of the Divine Realm.

“Actually, being the Sage Emperor is not very interesting either.” Qin Yu listened as the Utmost East Sage Emperor spoke to everyone underneath him. He was unable to refrain from gasping in his heart.

Huangfu Yu did not speak much. Right after Huangfu Yu finished his speech, the entire Golden Light Park grew bustling with noise and excitement. The army officers underneath all possessed status close to one another. Thus, they started to lively chat and drink. As for the descendants of the Huangfu Clan, they too were chatting and drinking with one another.

As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor, he was chatting with the Gold Sword Godking and the Hundred Flowers Godking. Occasionally, he would smile and speak to the four Palace Masters underneath him.

As for Qin Yu and them, they would mostly chat with each other…
“Brother Qin Yu, I am the Palace Master of the Black Wind Palace, Gu Zhuang. You’ve been in our Dazzling Gold City for some time now, however, only now do I manage to have the opportunity to chat with you. Haha…”  Said the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master who sat beside Qin Yu as he smiled and raised his wine cup for a toast.

Qin Yu also raised his wine cup. “Palace Master Gu Zhuang, I have only just entered the Dazzling Gold City. There are still many things that I do not understand. Palace Master Gu Zhuang, please give me some pointers.”
This Gu Zhuang was silver haired, silver browed and baby faced. His entire body radiated a chilling aura. Merely, when he smiled, he also appeared to be very amiable and approachable. The Palace Masters of the Black Wind Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace both possessed extremely high qualifications, seniority and meritorious services. They were not people that Qin Yu, a new Palace Master, could compare with.

“Haha,  Brother  Qin  Yu,  there  is  no  need  for  you  to  be worried. The Four Great Palace Masters do not have much of anything to take care of. Only during the times of war would we step forth to lead the army into battle.” Said the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang with a light smile. “In the great war of the Divine Realm, the Godking level experts would not easily join the battle. Under normal circumstances, it is sufficient for us to be the ones watching over the battle.”
Qin Yu nodded his head in understanding. And at this moment, the two Palace Masters across from him… the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master and the Liejun’s Palace’s Palace Master both walked over. The Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master was a bald headed man. He wore a white colored silk gown and had a slight smile on his face.

The Liejun’s Palace’s Palace Master was Huangfu Liejun. He was a short blond haired man who was unflustered like the ocean and strong like a volcano.

The Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master was a bald headed man who was always smiling. “Brother Qin Yu, I am the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master, Ji Lusheng. You’ve been in the Dazzling Gold City for this long, yet I have not paid you a visit at your mansion yet. Please do not take offense.”
“It is I who should’ve gone and paid you a visit, Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master.” Qin Yu immediately stood up.

Huangfu Liejun laughed heartily and said. “It is the first time for both Old Brother Ji and Old Brother Gu to meet Qin Yu. I, on the other hand, have met Qin Yu several times. Haha, come, there’s no need for the four of us to regard each other as strangers. Let’s all sit down.”
Huangfu Liejun said, as he sat down cross-legged.

These Four Great Palace Masters were gathered together. The four of them started chatting. As they drank with each other, the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master and the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master also grew more amiable with Qin Yu.

Right when they were chatting excitedly, Huangfu Liejun suddenly  raised  his  wine  cup  and  said  in  a  serious  tone.” Brother Qin Yu, Old Brother Gu, Old Brother Ji, to be honest, with me being a Palace Master, I have in fact stolen the army authority that you all possessed. Today, I shall apologize humbly to you all first. I wish that the three of you do not mind about that.”
Qin Yu was startled.

“Stolen the army authority? How did this come to be?” Qin Yu was completely confused. 
Seeing Qin Yu’s expression, the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master Ji Lusheng and the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang both knew that Qin Yu was confused. The Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang smiled and said. “Liejun said that mostly because… our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold originally only possessed the Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace and Heaven Desolate Palace, the Three Great Palaces. Afterwards, because Liejun managed to make a great contribution and because the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master from then was still present, a new palace, the Liejun’s Palace, was established.”
While Qin Yu now understood the history of things, he was still  confused.  “Stolen  the  army  authority?  What  was  that about?”
Huangfu Liejun explained personally. “Brother Qin Yu, our Mount Dazzling Gold’s Army possesses a total of nine large squadrons. Under normal circumstances, it is the large squadron captains that lead the squadrons. However, in times of true war, it will be us, the Palace Masters that lead the large squadrons. In the past when there were only three Palace Masters, the Palace Masters would each lead three large Heavenly Deity squadrons. And now that we have established the Liejun’s Palace, my Liejun’s Palace ended up commanding three large Heavenly Deity squadrons. As for the three of you, you ended up only leading two large Heavenly Deity squadrons each. I have been ashamed because of that for the entire time. I am truly sorry.”
Only now did Qin Yu completely understand what’s going on.

The Godking level experts did not need to bring along subordinates with them as a single Godking was capable of determining the outcome of a battle. However, in ordinary wars of the Divine Realm, the Godkings would not join the battle. It was the Palace Masters who led the Heavenly Deity Army to battle.

“Liejun,  there  is  no  need  for  you  to  think  about  it.  You becoming a Palace Master was something that I, balded headed Ji and old Lan all agreed to. We also decided to give you a large Heavenly Deity squadron underneath us each. This was a decision from a long time ago. For one, you are very strong and know when to fight when leading troops.” Said Palace Master Gu Zhuang with a light smile. [TL: Lan is the same ‘Misty’ in the Misty Mystic Palace.]

Qin Yu understood completely now.

“Brother Liejun, this is merely a trivial matter. Actually, I am not particularly proficient in leading armies. I am more fond of formation arrays. I also possess some interest in training and artifact  crafting.  Other  than  those…”  Qin  Yu  smiled  as  he shook his head.

The Heaven Desolate Palace master Ji Lusheng immediately smiled and said. “Brother Qin Yu, there is no need for you to be modest. I have personally seen your formation array space at the martial practice grounds. That formation array space that you created was definitely comparable to the space that Godkings can deploy. On the battlefields of the Divine Realm, with you present… as long as your opponent is not a Godking, you are certain to win.”
“Number one individual beneath the Godkings, this is not false.” Huangfu Liejun also said while smiling. Qin Yu smiled modestly. Suddenly, Qin Yu recalled a matter. He immediately asked. “Brother Liejun, what happened to the previous Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master?”
“Old Lan?” Gu Zhuang and Ji Lusheng glanced at each other.
Then sighed.

Huangfu Liejun’s expression had also grown dim. He sighed and said. “The war of the Divine Realm six quadrillion years ago was truly too fierce and cruel…. That battle could be considered as being the largest war since the formation of the Divine Realm. In that battle, over ten Godkings fell. As for High Level Heavenly Deities, the number of them that perished was innumerable.”
Qin Yu was overwhelmed with shock.

Over ten Godkings fell? Countless High Level Heavenly Deities died?

Gu Zhuang smiled bitterly and said. “Brother Qin Yu, let me tell you. The Three Great Palaces, Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace, all three of them were named after their first Palace Master. In that battle… the first Palace Masters of the Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace and Heaven Desolate Palace all fell. I am someone who succeeded the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master in the course of the battle.”
[TL: Misty Mystic → Lan Xuan. Black Wind → Hei Feng.
Heaven Desolate → Tian Huang. Liejun → Great Split/Rend.]

“I am the same.”  Ji Lusheng sighed and said. “That battle was truly too cruel and fiery. The battle spread through the entire Heaven and Earth… Practically all of the Godkings had shown themselves. Even Exalted Celestials had joined the battle in the shadows!”
Qin Yu’s heart shook with shock.

Exactly what sort of war happened six quadrillion years ago?

Qin Yu have once heard about the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan’s father-in-law mentioning this battle in Yuchi City. That High Level Deity had only mentioned that the Divine Realm would have a war every six billion years.

However, it appears now that the war of every six billion years was merely a small battle.

That battle from six quadrillion years ago was the true war of the Divine Realm.

Godkings falling one by one. Even Exalted Celestials were helping in the dark… All of the first generation Palace Masters of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold had fallen during the battle. Just by that, one could tell exactly how fierce and violent the battle had been.

“Why did such a battle occur?” Qin Yu asked.

There must definitely be a reason for everything to occur. The various Godkings would definitely not be lunatics who started waging war with one another for no reason at all. “Reason? That battle bears upon the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial. In that battle, a Godking managed to achieve the final victory. He ended up becoming the new Exalted Celestial. And from that, the Divine Realm now has three Exalted Celestials.” Gasped Huangfu Liejun.

The upper echelons that had experienced the battle from six quadrillion years ago were still very clear about the course of events of that battle.

“New Exalted Celestial?” Qin Yu’s heart was trembling.

No wonder it caused the entire Divine Realm to go frantic and kill that many Godkings. So it was actually because of the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial.

“Weren’t there three Exalted Celestials in the Divine Realm? How come only a single most frightening battle that engulfed the entire Divine Realm occurred?”  Confused, Qin Yu asked. He believed that since there were three Exalted Celestials, there should be three battles like that. The Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang shook his head and said while smiling. “No. When the Divine Realm was formed, there were already two Exalted Celestials.”
Qin Yu suddenly understood.

There were already two Exalted Celestials when the Divine Realm was formed.

And in the close to twelve quadrillion years, there had only been a single new Exalted Celestial. And that Exalted Celestial was someone who attained the Exalted Celestial status in the incomparable great battle from six quadrillion years ago.

“What a fierce and bitter battle!”  Just by thinking, Qin Yu was able to feel a strong throbbing on his heart.

Chapter 14: New Stage

On the day after the banquet, Qin Yu brought Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu and arrived at the Misty Mystic Palace.

In the Imperial City, which was located in the center of the Dazzling Gold City, there were five palaces. One was the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. The other four were the Four Great Palaces. The Misty Mystic Palace that Qin Yu had was also the largest palace among the four.

“This Misty Mystic Palace is truly large.” Said Qin Yu with a smile as he looked to the Misty Mystic Palace before him.

Qiuzhong  Fu  said  respectfully.  “Master,  the  Misty  Mystic Palace and the other Three Great Palace are the commanders of the Heavenly Deity Army. There are also elite Heavenly Deity mid squadrons stationed here. Thus, naturally the Misty Mystic Palace would be large.”
“Elite Heavenly Deity mid squadrons?” Qin Yu was confused. After the banquet, the Utmost East Sage Emperor had only called Qin Yu and said some kind words of congratulations to him and presented him the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master’s Title Plate. As for the other trivial matters, he did not mention them.

And at this moment, the entrance guards of the Misty Mystic Palace had noticed Qin Yu. This guard had already seen Qin Yu before at the martial practice grounds. Thus, he instantly recognized Qin Yu.

“Quickly,  quickly  go  and  report  to  the  large  squadron captain.” Said that guard to another guard. He then started to lightly run to Qin Yu. He got down on one knee and said respectfully. “Liu Rufeng of the Misty Mystic Palace’s number one elite mid squadron pays his respect to Lord Palace Master.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded. “You can rise.”
However,  Qin  Yu  started  to  ponder  in  his  heart.  “Misty Mystic Palace’s number one elite mid squadron? It seemed like there ought to be many people and more than a single mid squadron.” Qin  Yu  asked  directly.  “How  many  elite  mid squadrons are there in the Misty Mystic Palace currently?”
That guard said respectfully. “The Heavenly Deity Army has nine large squadrons. The first large squadron and the second large squadron belong to the Misty Mystic Palace. The two large squadron captains have respectively dispatched two elite mid squadrons to come and await for Your Lordship Palace Master to command. The two large squadron captains have also already arrived and are waiting for Lord Palace Master.”
Respectively dispatched two elite mid squadrons. In other words, there were a total of four elite mid squadrons.

Right after the guard Liu Rufeng finished saying those words, a man and a woman walked out from the Misty Mystic Palace’s entrance. Behind the man and woman were four more people. These four people were two males and two females.

“Princess Jing?” Qin Yu was surprised to see that the woman in the front was actually Huangfu Jing. Huangfu Jing walked over with a smile on her face. “Qin Yu, ah, I should address you as Lord Palace Master. You didn’t expect this right? I am the large squadron captain of the second Heavenly Deity large squadron. I am also currently a direct subordinate underneath you.”
As for the man beside Huangfu Jing, he was a robust man with a head full of golden lion like hair.

“This subordinate is the large squadron captain of the first Heavenly Deity large squadron, Ying Qiu. Pays his respect to Lord Palace Master!”  Said that robust man respectfully as he bowed.

“Your surname is Ying?” Qin Yu said in surprise.

The Qin Clan of that Qin Yu was from, back during the generation of the Qin Shihuang, their clan name was actually Ying. In that case, this Ying Qiu could be said as being from the same clan as Qin Yu. This had also caused Qin Yu to have a amiable feeling toward this Ying Qiu. “Ying Qiu, Ying Qiu, haha, truly a good name.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. This caused Ying Qiu to be completely confused.

Huangfu Jing’s nose wrinkled. She humphed and said. “Lord Palace Master, is the name Ying Qiu something rejoicing?”
“If we were to mention it, then this Ying Qiu could be considered as being from the same clan as me. Well then, we shouldn’t continue to stand at the entrance the entire time. Let’s go in and then speak.”  Qin Yu entered into the Misty Mystic Palace with a smile on his face.

After Qin Yu checked into the Misty Mystic Palace, he soon brought the over a hundred servants of his from the Flowing Cloud Mansion to the Misty Mystic Palace. At the same time, he also dispatched an elite mid squadron from the Misty Mystic Palace to the Flowing Cloud Mansion.

Ever since the day he checked into the Misty Mystic Palace, in the future, Qin Yu would usually end up staying in the Misty Mystic Palace. As Qin Yu stayed in the Misty Mystic Palace and had just started his peaceful life, Wu Lan, Hong Yu, Lu Shui and Wu He from the Jiang Lan Realm had a matter to trouble Qin Yu.

Misty Mystic Palace. Wind Listening Hall.

Qin Yu sat in the master’s seat. Standing on his two sides were Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu. Tan Jiu and three other Heavenly Deities were standing underneath.

“Tan Jiu, I have an important matter that I want you to take care of. The three Low Level Heavenly Deities behind you will listen to your orders and dispatchment.” Qin Yu said directly.

The current Tan Jiu was extremely respectful toward Qin Yu.

After the battle last time, Qin Yu had already bestowed the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, the enormous heavy sword, to Tan Jiu. After obtaining this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, Tan Jiu’s might had increased greatly. It could now be said that there was barely anyone at the Mid Level Heavenly Deity stage that could match against him. 
Even High Level Heavenly Deities, when confronted with Tan Jiu, would not dare to look down upon him. After all, if Tan Jiu’s nine clones were to all attack frantically together, then even if a High Level Heavenly were able to destroy the space and a clone along with it, they would not be able to destroy the space and kill all nine clones at the same time.

Tan Jiu’s others clones would have sufficient time to use the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact and teach the High Level Heavenly Deity a bitter lesson. As Tan Jiu’s strength had increased greatly and, on top of that, Qin Yu currently possessed the high status of a Palace Master, Tan Jiu naturally became even more respectful of Qin Yu.

“Please  go  ahead  and  give  me  the  order,  master.  This subordinate will definitely use all his strength to accomplish the mission.” Said Tan Jiu respectfully.

Qin Yu slightly nodded and then said. “I have four demon beasts. All four of them are about to undergo their Divine Tribulations. Merely, Mount Dazzling Gold does not allow for ordinary Deities, much less allowing demon beasts to undergo their Divine Tribulations. The dates of their tribulations are not far from now. I plan to have the four of you take care of the four demon beasts and inform me about it after they finished their Divine Tribulations.”
Hearing that it was such a simple mission, Tan Jiu immediately answered. “Yes, master.”
“Good. Then I shall first bring you all out of the Dazzling Gold City.” Qin Yu directly stood up. He then turned around and said to Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu. “Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong, the two of you can stay in the Misty Mystic Palace and wait for my return.”
“Yes.”
The two accepted the order.

After that, Qin Yu brought Tan Jiu and the other three Heavenly Deities and left the Misty Mystic Palace. Qin Yu had no other choice but to go personally. Since Wu Lan and them were staying in the Jiang Lan Realm, he couldn’t just let them out right away.
 
Furthermore, he also could not give Tan Jiu the Jiang Lan Realm. Thus, he had no choice but to go personally.

The Mount Dazzling Gold had a very low restriction on the freedom of the Heavenly Deities on it. For ordinary Heavenly Deities, they would be able to leave with the approval of their superior military officers. For High Level Heavenly Deities or the Four Palace Masters like Qin Yu, they were able to go out whenever they wished.

Upon seeing Qin Yu, the guards outside of the Dazzling Gold City immediately let him pass. The battle at the martial practice grounds had caused practically everyone in the Dazzling Gold City to know who Qin Yu was.

“It’s Palace Master Qin Yu. Open the city gate.”  The guard immediately shouted. As the number of Heavenly Deities who entered and exited the Dazzling Gold City was very low, the city gates were usually closed. Just like that, Qin Yu and his group of people left the Dazzling Gold City.

After exiting the Dazzling Gold City, Qin Yu and them started flying rapidly. Soon, they passed through the mountain road and then, following the tunnel, exited Mount Dazzling Gold.

Qin Yu and his group of people landed on the ground.

“Wu Lan, Wu He, Hong Yu, Lu Shui, the four of you are to follow Tan Jiu for the time being. After you all successfully pass your Divine Tribulations, I will come and pick you up.” With an intention from Qin Yu.

An enormous Subterranean Cave Dragon appeared.

A Subterranean Cave Dragon’s torso was several hundred meters long. Its slender and sharp tail was over a hundred meters long. The several hundred sharp claws were shining coldly. Its pair of ice-cold eyes were currently staring at Qin Yu. The Subterranean Cave Dragon spoke. “Master, Wu Lan and them are inside my abdomen scale.” Qin Yu slightly nodded.

Tan Jiu and them were shocked. They never anticipated for the so called demon beast that Qin Yu had to be a monster like the Subterranean Cave Dragon. Although a Subterranean Cave Dragon was a demon beast, it possessed strength close to that of a Low Level Heavenly Deity.

“Tan Jiu, I’ll leave the four of them in your hands.” Qin Yu looked to Tan Jiu while smiling.

“Master can rest assured.” Tan Jiu felt extremely relaxed.

For a king among demon beasts like the Subterranean Cave Dragon, undergoing Divine Tribulation was an extremely simple task. As its strength surpassed that of High Level Deities before even undergoing their Divine Tribulation, the difficulty of its Divine Tribulation was naturally much lower. “Good. In that case I shall take my leave.” Qin Yu glanced at the Subterranean Cave Dragon. Qin Yu’s Universal World’s Spatial Energy had also discovered, that within the abdomen scale of the Subterranean Cave Dragon, the half a man sized black ant with black light circulating through its surface. That was Wu Lan’s true form, the king among ants, Blackstain Ant.

Qin Yu lifted his gown and flew into the sky. He directly flew toward that enormous Mount Dazzling Gold that covered the sky. In the blink of an eye, Qin Yu had disappeared before Tan Jiu and the others.

Wu Lan had followed Qin Yu since the Mortal Realm. Qin Yu had more feelings toward Wu Lan than Qiuzhong Fu, Tan Jiu and them.

After bringing Wu Lan out of the Mount Dazzling Gold, Qin Yu also took a load off his mind.

After Qin Yu returned to the Imperial City’s Misty Mystic Palace, he proceeded to directly walk toward his own residence. 
“Master.” Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu walked toward Qin Yu.

Qin Yu said. “Uncle Fu, from today hence, I plan to enter seclusion training. The seclusion training this time will last all the untill I open the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Everything regarding the Misty Mystic Palace shall be left in your hand.”
After taking care of the matter regarding Wu Lan and the others, there was nothing else for Qin Yu to do.

Uncle Fu also managed to sense Qin Yu’s determination. He promptly said. “Master can set your mind at ease and train. This old servant will definitely take care of everything regarding the Misty Mystic Palace.”  Qiuzhong Fu also bowed alongside Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu lightly nodded. He then walked into his own sleep chamber and then directly entered the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Inside the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.

Qin Yu was slowly walking on the smooth meadows. On top of the lone mountain far away, Hei Yu was still thrusting his spear unceasingly. The current Hei Yu’s Flowing Light Spear Path was even more vigorous than before. Each and every spear thrust gave Qin Yu a sense of space-time distortion.

“Is this the temporal law? Amazing indeed.” Qin Yu slightly smiled.

Qin Yu casually sat on that gentle and smooth meadows. After closing his eyes, Qin Yu was able to sense the gentle breeze brushing through his face. This caused Qin Yu to involuntarily display a peaceful smile.

Peacefully…
Time was flowing past unconsciously. As Qin Yu was sitting there quietly, the Divine Energy within his body was rapidly transforming into Heavenly Divine Energy. Qin Yu knew that even if all his energy managed to transform into Heavenly Divine Energy, he would still have to form a Jade Blood Golden Pellet for it to be successful.

As Qin Yu’s Divine Energy was being transformed, the Universal World that he had created in the flour paste space was also expanding incessantly with an astonishing speed.

The Universal World seemed to be breathing.

With every breath, a huge amount of flour paste energy was sucked in. This caused the Universal World to grow even bigger. The current Universal World was over a hundred thousand times larger than the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm!

Too large. However, even though it was this large, the Universal World was still unceasingly expanding with a shocking speed.

The cost of its expansion was the unceasing consumption of the flour paste energy. 
When Qin Yu spent over thirty years in the Jiang Lan’s Realm’s second layer space, eighty percent of his Divine Energy had transformed to Heavenly Divine Energy. And at this moment, Qin Yu trembled. The peaceful smile on his face had completely disappeared.

The wind in the Jiang Lan Realm suddenly became swift!

The weather of the Jiang Lan Realm was something that changed according to Qin Yu’s frame of mind.

Qin Yu suddenly opened his eyes. At this moment, Qin Yu’s eyes actually had a nebula spinning, meteor falling, star exploding and all kinds of scenes of the evolution of the cosmos. At the same time… Qin Yu’s body had disappeared into thin air.

Inside the Universal Space. Qin Yu suddenly appeared in the sky of the Universal World. The current Qin Yu had reached an unprecedented peak mental state. Qin Yu mumbled in a low voice. “Never had I expected that the Universal World would have reached the peak of its growth.”
That’s right. The current Universal World stopped growing.
Its surface area was no longer increasing.

Qin Yu suddenly raised his head and looked to the sky.

“If it has truly grown to its limit, then according to the comprehension that I had back then, the next stage is…”  A slight smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. He suddenly raised his right hand and pointed to the sky with his forefinger.

In an instant, the boundless Universal World started trembling. It was like the arrival of the apocalypse on this Universal World that was over a hundred thousand times larger than the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The ocean waves were surging, the mountains were cracking open, the meadows were instantly engulfed… “Heaven and Earth, Break! The Universe, Split!”
Qin Yu chanted in a low voice.

In an instant, as if millions upon millions of lightning strikes had descended upon the Universal World, the frightening noise was resonating everywhere. Like a porcelain plate shattering, the azure sky collapsed and fall apart.

Numerous billion mile long enormous cracks had covered the earth.

In Qin Yu’s eyes, the different scenes of the evolution of the cosmos flashed through.

“Cosmos, form!”
Qin Yu chated in a low voice. 
In an instant…
“Boom!”   A  soul-trembling  sound  echoed  throughout  the entire Universal World. The Universal World that had already collapsed to its limit, had completely exploded. The membrane that separated the Universal World and the flour paste space, after being affected by the explosion, was forced apart to all directions. At the same time, even more flour paste energy started to frantically rush into the Universal World.

The shattered sky, earth, and rivers started to absorb the flour paste energy. Some of it turned into planets. Some of it turned into stars. Some of it turned into the boundless outer space. Some of it turned into enormous nebula…
Boundless stars. Vast starry sky.

The Universal World perished. What was created was an enormous Cosmos over ten times larger than the Universal World. As for the creator of this enormous Cosmos, Qin Yu, he was currently standing in the boundless cosmic space. 
[TL: Thank god I used cosmos and cosmic space before. Otherwise, I would’ve been royally fucked with the Universe Stage and then another Universe Stage lol. Technically, the Universe Stage is the Qiankun Stage which in turn could mean Heaven and Earth Stage. But Heaven and Earth Stage doesn’t describe the stage properly :\. Perhaps I should’ve use the World Stage. But then it’ll become Worldly World… super weird.]

Chapter 15: The Early Cosmos

Just like this, numerous stars, planets, frightening black holes, and dazzling nebuli were born. Streams of fresh and clean fantastic energy began flooding the entire cosmos.

Before Qin Yu’s eyes was a magnificent starry sky.

Qin Yu displayed a peaceful smile on his face. Within his pupils were scenes of cirrus clouds, streaking meteors… and all kinds of changing scenes. Qin Yu slowly closed his eyes. Everything within this Cosmos appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.

After splitting the Heaven and Earth apart, he had created the Universal World.

After the Universal World shattered, what formed was a boundless Cosmos.

“This ‘Stellar Transformation’  martial technique is truly as unpredictable as the world. As I had anticipated, the stage after the Universe Stage is the Cosmos Stage. However, will the evolution of this Cosmos be the same as my expectations?”
Qin Yu thought in his heart.

According to Qin Yu’s speculation, his own hometown, the Purple Mystic Star, the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, the Divine Realm and all the other spaces combined would create an existence known as a complete cosmos. A complete cosmos ought to be divided into three layers.

The lowest layer ought to be formed by the countless Mortal Realm spaces.

The middle layer would be formed by the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, the Dinosaur Realm and other countless space of the same level.

The highest layer was the Divine Realm. As this was how Qin Yu envisioned it to be, he also wanted his Cosmos Stage to develop like that. Merely, this cosmos that Qin Yu created, had still not finished developing the lowest layer, the Mortal Realm.

It was like a pyramid.

The lowest layer was the largest.

The Divine Realm was the highest layer. Thus, it only possessed that big of a surface area. As for the middle layer, it was composed of numerous cosmic spaces at the same levels as the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. As for the Mortal Realm… its surface area ought to be over a hundred thousand times larger than the middle layer.

“The Mortal Realm has the largest number of cosmic spaces. It also possesses the largest surface area. Even though I have created this cosmos and it now possesses a surface area over ten times greater than the shattered Universal World, it has still not achieved the required area to create the countless Mortal Realm spaces.” Qin Yu was able to clearly sense it.

This Cosmos of his had already been broken up into over nine hundred thousand equal ranked spaces. There were over nine hundred thousand equal ranked Mortal Realms. However, over nine hundred thousand parallel spaces was still insufficient when compared to what the number of equal ranked Mortal Realms should be.

This Cosmos was still unceasingly absorbing the flour paste energy and expanding. Qin Yu believed that as the Cosmos continued to expand, the number of equal ranked Mortal Realms would be bigger and bigger.

“I am truly looking forward to the time when the Cosmos I have created will be able to form three layers and achieve the most perfect state!” Qin Yu had an extremely proud sensation. At the same time, he was filled with anticipation.

If the Cosmos managed to successfully and completely develop, then what sort of power would he be able to possess at that time?

Qin Yu was unable to guess.

Merely, his current Cosmos was still at the state of development for the lowest layer. It had yet to even completely develop the Mortal Realm.

At this moment, Qin Yu was standing within the boundless cosmic space. He suddenly looked toward a planet. The size of that planet was comparable to his hometown, the Purple Mystic Star.

With an intention from Qin Yu, the appearance of that planet started to rapidly change.

Oceans, rivers, mountains, plains, deserts…all sorts of scenes were emerging unceasingly. Chaotic Astral Ocean, Hidden Dragon Continent, Soaring Dragon Continent, Two Extreme Regions… in the blink of an eye, that planet’s appearance had become much like that of the Purple Mystic Star. Qin Yu’s figure turned into a ray of light. He passed through the atmosphere and arrived on the planet.

“This planet appears exactly the same as the Purple Mystic Star. However, there’s not a single living thing here.”
Qin  Yu  shook  his  head  and  smiled.  “Creating  life.  The current me still does not possess that sort of power. I truly do not know when I would be able to create life. As for this planet, it shall be called the ‘New Purple Mystic Star.’”
At this moment, Qin Yu was in the sky above the ‘New Hidden Dragon Continent.’
This ‘New Hidden Dragon Continent’ also possessed a vast and boundless Great Wilderness. With a fast and abrupt turn of his body, Qin Yu’s figure directly appeared in the rough location of the New Hidden Dragon Continent’s East Hazy Mountain. 
Qin Yu spent over ten years of time in East Hazy Mountain. Thus, he knew the structure of East Hazy Mountain inside out.

This New East Hazy Mountain, even the bend of the mountain was almost exactly the same as the one from Qin Yu’s hometown. This was because Qin Yu had once been forced to run up and down the mountain road of East Hazy Mountain by his master Zhao Yunxing.

On the waist of the new East Hazy Mountain was a new Misty Mountain Villa.

Qin Yu walked in the corridors of the new Misty Mountain Villa. He was looking at every location, every room. When he saw those rooms, Qin Yu seemed to even remember what those rooms were used for. He even remembered which room his Grandfather Lian lived in.

Qin Yu jumped and landed on the top of the mountain villa. He raised his head and looked at the sky. At this moment, the sky was clear and boundless. However, with an intention from Qin Yu, day and night instantly reversed. The clear sky had turned into night sky. The stars in the sky were extremely bright.

Watching the stars on the roof at night, this was something that Qin Yu frequently did in his childhood.

“In the future, I will come here to train.” Qin Yu slightly smiled. He sat on the roof for a moment. “The Universal World shattered and formed the Cosmos. This has also improved my soul’s level.” Qin Yu inspected his own cultivation level.

His soul that was originally at the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage had now reached the beginning of the Mid Level Heavenly Deity stage.

Qin Yu’s Magnificent Lotus Clone had been studying and comprehending those spatial comprehensions unceasingly. Merely, such comprehensions required sufficient time. Usually, the time would be measured in thousands of years. The amount of time Qin Yu’s Magnificent Lotus Clone had trained was still too short.

Qin Yu suddenly frowned.

“I wonder, since the Universal World has shattered and turned into a Cosmic Space, how great of an effect will it have on my strength in the Divine Realm?” Qin Yu started becoming a bit worried. The Spatial Energy from the Universal World was something that Qin Yu had relied on.

In an instant, Qin Yu disappeared from the roof.

Eastern region of the Divine Realm. Inside the Dazzling Gold City’s Imperial City. In the Misty Mystic Palace.

Qin Yu was standing in the main hall.

Qin Yu was controlling and spreading the spatial energy of the New Cosmos. At the moment when Qin Yu controlled the spatial energy of the New Cosmos to spread out, he felt that the spatial energy had a surging sensation.

With Qin Yu as the center, the spatial energy of the New Cosmos poured down in torrents toward all directions.

It had a range with a circumference close to five thousand meters!

In this five thousand meter circumference area, everything was within Qin Yu’s observation. It must be borne in mind, that before the disintegration of the Universal World, Qin Yu was only able to cover a range of about two to three hundred meters circumference.

The spatial energy from the New Cosmos was clearly much stronger.

“Eh? Huangfu Jing?” With a range of five thousand meters circumference, Qin Yu not only saw everything within the Misty Mystic Palace, he also managed to observe Huangfu Jing who was walking in the streets of the Imperial City. At this moment, Huangfu Jing was walking towards the Misty Mystic Palace with a smile on her
face.

The guards of the Misty Mystic Palace did not stop her.
Huangfu Jing directly encountered Uncle Fu.

“Princess Jing.” Uncle Fu bowed with a smile on his face.

Huangfu Jing promptly asked. “Did Qin Yu exit his seclusion training yet? He had already entered seclusion training the last time I came here.” Said Huangfu Jing somewhat helplessly.

Uncle Fu was slightly startled.

As Qin Yu was Uncle Fu’s master, Uncle Fu was able to sense Qin Yu’s location. At this very moment, Qin Yu had indeed come out from his seclusion training and was in the main hall of the courtyard manor. 
Merely, as for whether Qin Yu wanted to meet Huangfu Jing, that was not something that Uncle Fu could decide.

“Uncle Fu, you can let her come see me.” Qin Yu directly sent a voice transmission to Uncle Fu.

Uncle Fu immediately displayed a relaxed smile. “Princess Jing, my master has just come out from his seclusion training. Please follow me.” As he said that, Uncle Fu proceeded to lead the way. As for Huangfu Jing, she displayed an excited smile on her face.

After walking past the entrance of the courtyard manor, Huangfu Jing saw Qin Yu who was standing within the courtyard.

“Lord  Palace  Master!”   Huangfu  Jing  deliberately  bowed extremely properly. Qin Yu shook his head and smiled. “Princess Jing, there is no need for you to be this proper with me. It is fine for you to address me as Qin Yu. Oh, that’s right, Princess Jing, for you to try to find me this urgently, is there something you need?”
Huangfu Jing promptly said. “Oh, it’s my Imperial Father who wanted me to ask you if you need anything for artifact crafting. If you need any materials, you merely need to order some people to go and get them.”
“Artifact crafting?” Only now did Qin Yu remember those golden scrolls given to him by the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor greatly supported him in becoming the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace was precisely because he wanted Qin Yu to help him craft artifacts.

“I am currently still researching this path of artifact crafting. We cannot be anxious. As for what sort of materials I need, I will instruct my people to go get them when I start my experiments.” Qin Yu’s method of response was a single word: ‘delay.’ Qin Yu knew that the most crucial thing for him to do right now was to open the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Everything else would have to wait until after he finished opening the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.

Huangfu Jing slightly nodded. “My Imperial Father is not anxious. He merely wanted me to inform you about this. Oh, that’s right, Qin Yu, you constantly train at this location, do you not feel bored? How about this, let’s leave the Dazzling Gold City and have a stroll outside?”  Huangfu Jing looked to Qin Yu with expectation.

It was likely that the whole thing with the artifact crafting materials was all fake and her actual purpose in coming was to invite Qin Yu to be together with her.

However, the current Qin Yu, how would he have the time to squander on such a matter? Furthermore, Qin Yu already had Li’er in his heart. “Princess Jing, I still have to train. This going out to stroll and relieve boredom, it’s better that we talk about this in the future. I am truly sorry!” Qin Yu tactfully declined. A trace of disappointment flashed through Huangfu Jing’s eyes. She then forced a smile and said. “In that case, you should continue training. I won’t bother you.”
As she said that, Huangfu Jing turned around and proceeded to leave.

Qin Yu saw Huangfu Jing’s back disappear through the entrance. He could merely sigh. Then, he disappeared.

Inside the New Cosmos that Qin Yu had created.

On the New Purple Mystic Star. Qin Yu was standing on the top of the new East Hazy Mountain.

“This Cosmos is still in its developing stage. Even the lowest level Mortal Realm has yet to finish forming. The temporal laws of this New Cosmos, only a small portion of it can be used.” Qin Yu looked to the grass on the ground.

With an intention from Qin Yu, the region ten meters surrounding Qin Yu had suddenly accelerated in time.

The grass beside Qin Yu’s foot turned yellow color and then withered with a speed that one could see. From the exuberant state till the withered state, it took the grass less than two hours.

All of the wild grass and weeds in the ten meters area surrounding Qin Yu had withered.

However, outside the ten meters area, all of the grass was still full of life.

Chapter 16: The Third Layer Space Of The Jiang Lan Realm

At the moment when the Cosmos was formed, Qin Yu already knew that he was able to use the most basic portion of the ‘temporal law.’ If he were to forcefully try to use temporal law that surpassed the limit that which this Cosmos could bear, then it might only lead to the cave-in of the entire Cosmos.

“This  New  Cosmos  is  still  in  its  developmental  stage. Currently, all I can use is ‘Time Acceleration.’ Furthermore, I can  only  accelerate  time  to  around  two  thousand  times.” Regarding this, Qin Yu was still very satisfied.

After all, even the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm was only able to speed up time by a thousand times.

Furthermore, Qin Yu was able clearly sense that the limit of his Time Acceleration was increasing as the New Cosmos continued to expand. He believed that should the New Cosmos reach a certain level, a Time Acceleration by the millions would also be possible. Qin Yu also knew that the ‘Time Acceleration’ was merely the first stage of the temporal law.

When the Universal World shattered and formed the new Cosmos, the general understanding of the temporal law had entered Qin Yu’s mind.

The temporal law was separated into three levels.

The first level, Time Acceleration, was the most elementary level. However, even in the Divine Realm, the majority of the Godkings were struggling within this level. There were some Godkings that had yet to even reach this first level.

Although there are many Godkings struggling in the first level of the temporal law, there are also differences between them. The weaker ones were only able to accelerate the time by ten times. The stronger ones were able to accelerate the time by a thousand times, ten thousand times or even more.

The second level, Time Stop! 
This level was much more scary. If a Godking was able to comprehend the ‘Time Stop,’ then ordinary Godkings could only allow themselves to be trampled upon by him or her. It was only possible for them to get rid of the Time Stop through the use of some extremely powerful Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

A Godking that had reached this level would be the strongest Godking in the Divine Realm.

The third level, Time Reversal.

Once one comprehended the Time Reversal, that signified one as having completely comprehended the entire Temporal Law. At this moment, this Godking would have reached the Exalted Celestial level.

Once one used Time Reversal, one was able to make a powerful Godking return back to the time when they were small and weak. This was why Exalted Celestials were so powerful. 
New Purple Mystic Star. The sky was covered with stars. Qin Yu was standing on top of the new East Hazy Mountain.

“What level of the temporal law has Uncle Lan reached?” Qin Yu was thinking out loud. Qin Yu had long since begun considering Uncle Lan as his own relative, his own senior. He also hoped that Uncle Lan was able to achieve a higher level of accomplishment.

Qin Yu was not very certain about the differences of strength between the Godkings of the Divine Realm.

However, he understood one thing. The Godkings that controlled the Spatial Law, each and every one of them were able to defeat him.

Qin Yu turned around and looked to his side. A person suddenly appeared beside him. With a cyan gown and long cyan hair, it was Qin Yu’s Magnificent Lotus Clone. “From today on, you shall stay here and train. In here, the flow of time can reach the limit and will be much more efficient compared to the Jiang Lan Realm.” Said Qin Yu with a slight smile on his face.

“Yes, True Body.”
The Magnificent Lotus Clone bowed to Qin Yu. It then sat down in a cross-legged position and started training quietly.

“The flow of time has increased by another fold.”  Qin Yu lightly smiled. The limit of the flow of time had once again increased. As the New Cosmos continued to expand, the flow of time would continue to increase.

His own cultivation speed would also become faster and faster.

With an intention of Qin Yu’s mind. The large lump of Dark and Yellow Energy appeared beside Qin Yu. The Divine Spear Waning Snow was still floating within the Dark and Yellow Energy. After the Universal World shattered, everything within the Universal World had arrived at this New Cosmos.

“Although the Dark and Yellow Energy is unable to enter the Jiang Lan Realm, I am still able to increase the speed at which the Divine Spear Waning Snow absorbs the Dark and Yellow Energy by several thousand times in the New Cosmos.”
After that, Qin Yu also sat down in a cross-legged position and started quietly train.

In the Divine Realm’s Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City, outside of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace’s palace entrance.

At this moment, a handsome silver haired and white clothed youth was standing outside of the palace entrance. This handsome silver haired youth did not say a single word, he merely continued to stand outside the palace gates. 
From afar, an equally handsome green gowned youth walked over. As this green gowned youth’s eyes blinked, his pupils would occasionally flicker like lightning. This man was precisely Qin Yu’s old acquaintance, Zhou Xian.

“Duanmu Yu, you’re also here?” Zhou Xian saw Duanmu Yu who stood outside of the palace entrance, he was unable to refrain from calling him out with a frown on his face.

At this moment, the handsome white gowned and silver haired youth also turned around and took a glance at Zhou Xian.  He  slightly  smiled  and  said.  “Brother  Zhou,  are  you implying that while you are permitted to come, I, on the other hand, am not?”

Zhou Xian’s eyes slightly narrowed. Electric snakes were flickering through his surroundings.

Zhou Xian was the Divine Realm’s Eight Great Sacred Lands’ Northwestern Region’s Thunder Punishment City’s prince. Of the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm, only the Thunder Punishment City did not possess Palace Masters. As Zhou Xian was a High Level Heavenly Deity, his status was extremely high and second only to the Godkings of the Thunder Punishment City.

However, Zhou Xian knew that that Duanmu Yu who stood a small distance from him was also no ordinary person.

Duanmu Yu was the Divine Realm’s Eight Great Sacred Lands’ Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City’s prince. In terms of strength, he too was a High Level Heavenly Deity. Furthermore, he was also the Light Lens City’s Bright Jade Palace’s Palace Master. His status was also extremely high.

This Duanmu Yu was a love rival to Zhou Xian in trying to marry Li’er.

Zhou Xian confronted Duanmu Yu’s gaze. He finally smiled and said. “Of course Brother Duanmu could come. Merely, I am confused as to why you are outside of the gates and haven’t gone inside?” At this moment, the guard of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace spoke. “Lord Zhou Xian, His Majesty the Sage Emperor has ordered, that regardless of who it might be, no one is allowed to enter the Sage Emperor’s Palace right now. Lord Zhou Xian can wait here until His Majesty Sage Emperor allows the two Lords to enter. Lord Zhou Xian can also leave and come again later.”
Only now did Zhou Xian understood why Duanmu Yu was standing outside. So it was actually the Sage Emperor’s order.

Duanmu Yu took a glance at Zhou Xian. “Brother Zhou, are you planning to wait here or return back?”
Zhou Xian slightly smiled. He shot a glance at Duanmu Yu. He then walked to the outside of the entrance and stood next to Duanmu Yu. “Brother Duanmu is able to wait, I too naturally will be able to wait.”
Duanmu Yu lightly laughed. He then no longer said anything. As for Zhou Xian, he also stopped talking. The two people continued to quietly stand there and wait. 
Inside a side hall of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace. Outside the side hall was complete silence. However, the noise of a fierce quarrel filled the side hall.

“Second brother, can you stop being so stubborn? While you are extremely fond of Li’er, am I not also extremely fond of Li’er? She is a girl, is there something wrong with her marrying someone? All these people that want to marry her, aren’t they all worthy of her hand in marriage? Second brother, why are you always making this matter difficult for me?” Said the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan angrily.

Zhou Xian, Duanmu Yu and many other people had already stayed in the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City for many years. The reason why they stayed there was precisely for Li’er’s hand in marriage.

The Utmost North Emperor was completely willing to marry off his daughter. He was totally able to use this marriage to obtain many things beneficial to the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. However, this matter was completely obstructed by his second brother Jiang Lan.

Jiang Lan’s expression was cold and indifferent. He looked at the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan. “Big brother, I have already said this before. Li’er marriage requires her willing consent. Although you have already announced the so called ‘groom search’ and cannot recant your words, the date of the ‘groom search’ is something that requires Li’er to decide for herself.”
Jiang Fan had already announced the news of his daughter searching for a groom to the world.

As the Utmost North Sage Emperor, he naturally couldn’t go back on his words.

Merely, they had yet to decide the date of the groom search. This had led to Zhou Xian and a large group of other suitors to arrive to the Floating Snow City and continue to wait. After all, to Heavenly Deities, time was not something of much significance. They were also not anxious. Instead, each and every one of them started to bribe and befriend people of the Floating Snow City. They were all trying their best to construct a situation that would be advantageous to them.

Jiang Fan looked to Jiang Lan furiously.

As for Jiang Lan, he had an indifferent expression on his face.

“Big brother, back then, didn’t you restrain me through the use of the Clan Protection Treasure? If you have the ability, then restrain me once more. Last time, because of the interest of the Eight Great Divine Families, I did not resist. This time, for Li’er, even if you try using the Clan Protection Treasure to restrain me, I will still try and see if I can contend against it!” Jiang Lan shot a cold and indifferent glance at Jiang Fan.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan was startled. His expression had turned complex. Back then, the Eight Great Divine Families had joined hands and killed the Godking of Life Zuo Qiumei. This matter involved truly too many reasons. Not only was it due to the remarkable ability that the Godking of Life possessed, it was also related to the Asura Godking of the Asura Sea.

However, regardless of what, Jiang Lan and Zuo Qiumei loved one another. He, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan, had tried to persuade Jiang Lan through the virtuous cause of the Eight Great Divine Families and then restrained him through the use of the Clan Protection Treasure. Because of this, Jiang Fan had felt guilty toward his second brother the entire time.

After all, ever since that day, his second brother that originally possessed a very good relationship with him had turned cold and detached.

Jiang Fan took a breath of air. His brows slightly frowned.

“Second brother, what happened back then perhaps harmed you rather greatly. However, that matter was a joint decision by the Eight Great Divine Families. You too are a member of the Eight Great Divine Families!”
Jiang Lan’s eyes had a trace of pain. “That’s right, I am a member of the Eight Great Divine Families. Thus, I did not resist being restrained. However… I should’ve chosen to die together with her.” Jiang Lan’s eyes were filled with grief.

Suddenly, Jiang Lan’s gaze have turned sharp. “Big brother, Li’er has absorbed a drop of A’mei’s Tear of Life. I, even if I die, I will not allow others to force Li’er into doing anything!”
Even if he were to die, he would still not allow it!

The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan was slightly trembling.

The resolution of his second brother Jiang Lan was truly too huge. “I already cannot delay this public groom search anymore. The other Godkings have also talked about this with me. Regardless  of  what,  we  cannot  delay  this  any  longer.”  Said Jiang Fan extremely sincerely.

Jiang Lan coldly humphed and said. “Unless, you want to fight against me for real, you can forget about forcing Li’er!”
Jiang Lan glanced at his older brother. “Even if we were to fight for real, it would still be hard to tell who would live and who  would  die.”   After  he  finished  saying  that,  Jiang  Lan disappeared.

Jiang Fan was startled. He then smiled bitterly.

Back then, when those many outstanding men came to search for his daughter’s hand in marriage, Jiang Fan was extremely happy. He even declared a public groom search. However, who would’ve expect that after he declared a public groom search, he ended up delaying the date of the groom search for such a long time. Li’er was simply unable to hinder the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan. The person who have been hindering him was his second brother Jiang Lan.

“Fight  against  you?  Indeed,  even  if  I  utilize  the  Clan Protection Treasure, it is still very hard to tell whether I would be able to defeat you or not.” Jiang Fan did not know what to do.

Furthermore, regardless of what, Jiang Fan would not kill Jiang Lan. After all, Jiang Lan was one of the Three Great Godkings of the Flowing Snow City. If he were to kill Jiang Lan, wouldn’t this be the same as cutting off his own arm?

Inside the Wood Mansion of the Floating Snow City.

Jiang Lan was looking at Li’er residence from afar. He lowly sighed. Whenever he confronted his big brother, Jiang Lan would always feel extremely agitated.

“I must continue to delay. I must continue to delay until Little Yu possesses sufficient strength and status.”  Jiang Lan sighed in a low voice. However, once he thought of Qin Yu, a slight smile appeared on his face.

Jiang Lan was extremely knowledgeable of Qin Yu’s astonishing progress. “Never had I anticipated that a little boy from the Mortal Realm would end up becoming Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.”
Inside the Cosmos that Qin Yu had created.

The grass and weeds that Qin Yu sat on had already withered and regrown over twenty times. Finally, Qin Yu’s body started giving off a trace of jade green light.

Inside Qin Yu’s mind.

Like waves, numerous rays of Heavenly Divine Energy were intertwining with one another. Following an intense rotation, a jade green golden pellet was born in the center of the Heavenly Divine Energy. That jade green Heavenly Divine Energy rushed into the jade green golden pellet and was completely engulfed by it. 
Jade Blood Golden Pellet formation!

Just like that, the Jade Blood Golden Pellet floated to Qin Yu’s Nascent Soul’s palms.

“My Divine Energy has finally completely transformed into Heavenly Divine Energy and formed a Jade Blood Golden Pellet. Now, I should be able to open the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.” Qin Yu opened his eyes.

Qin Yu’s eyes had a pleasantly surprised expression.

He looked at the Magnificent Lotus Clone beside him and then looked at the Divine Spear Waning Snow that had been absorbing the the Dark and Yellow Energy the entire time. Qin Yu slightly smiled and then disappeared.

Qin Yu appeared in the Misty Mystic Palace. He had appeared in the main hall of his residence. 
“Once I open the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm, I’ll be able to see Li’er.”  Qin Yu held the little green pagoda in his hand. However, his hands were slightly shivering.

An excitement coming from the bottom of his heart.

Numerous rays of Heavenly Divine Energy poured into the Jiang Lan Realm. Qin Yu’s hand was slightly shivering the entire time. Finally… the entire little green pagoda started shining brightly.

The third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm had been opened!

Qin Yu’s eyes were radiating a joyous light.

The instant the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm was opened, Jiang Lan, who was currently inside the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Wood Mansion, was jolted. He then also displayed a joyous expression in his eyes. 
After that, Jiang Lan disappeared from the Floating Snow City.

[TL: IET initially referred to the eight sage emperor’s clans as the Eight Great Families. Now however he changed them to the Eight Great Divine Clans. For consistency’s sake, I decided to change them to Eight Great Divine Families. Technically, it would also work since clan = family. IET and his inconsistency in the wordings…]

Chapter 17: Seeing Uncle Lan Again

Holding the little green pagoda in one hand, Qin Yu’s eyes were filled with joy. He was excited from the bottom of his heart. All these years of effort, all these years of anticipation, at the moment when he finally achieved it, even Qin Yu’s tough and tenacious heart had grown weak with excitement.

“I’ve finally opened it?”
The third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm had already been opened. However, Qin Yu still felt as if he were within a dream.

He raised his head and looked at the sky outside of the entrance of the main hall.

In the sky floated silk-like white clouds.

A gentle breeze caressed through; scattering Qin Yu’s long hair. Qin Yu looked toward the direction of the wind. Over the entrance of the main hall was the courtyard. Qin Yu’s gaze was casted on top of the willow tree in the courtyard. The tens of thousands of tree branches of the willow tree was fluttering. And at this moment..

Underneath the tens of thousands of tree branches was a figure that seemed to have been there the entire time.

A familiar expression. A familiar smile. A familiar appearance. Everything was so familiar.

“Uncle, Uncle Lan!”
Qin Yu felt as if he had been shocked by lightning. His head quivered. Although he knew that everything was real, for some unknown reason, ever since Qin Yu opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm, he felt as if he had entered into a ‘dreaming’ state.

He felt as if his entire body were ‘floating.’ Everything seemed to be a dream. 
Qin Yu took three continuous breaths. Only then did his feverish head gradually begin to cool off. That cold breeze blew past Qin Yu’s face. Qin Yu felt that his feverish face had also started to gradually cool down.

“Little Yu.”  Jiang Lan had a ‘pampering’  smile on his face. “Never would I expect that in merely close to ten thousand years, you’ve actually reached such a high level. Furthermore, you’ve even become Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.”
Once Jiang Lan spoke, Qin Yu’s ‘disturbed and restless’ heart completely calmed down. Qin Yu had also completely recovered to his usual state of mind.

Qin Yu was suddenly startled. He promptly said. “Uncle Lan, you’ve come. In that case, would the Utmost East Sage Emperor and them discov..”
Jiang Lan smiled tranquilly and said. “You can rest assured. That Huangfu Yu, Huangfu Lei and Huangfu Liuxiang would only at the very most take note of their own palaces at this moment. They would not pay attention to your Misty Mystic Palace. Furthermore, even if they were to specifically observe your Misty Mystic Palace, it would still be very hard for them to discover my existence.”
Only then did Qin Yu have a heave of relief.

Qin Yu was unfamiliar with the methods of Godkings. However, since Uncle Lan had said it like this, then he most definitely had his own means.

“Uncle Lan, come in first.”  Qin Yu promptly invited Uncle Lan into the main hall. At the same time, he sent a voice transmission to Uncle Fu. “Uncle Fu, regardless of who comes here, do not allow them to come in to disturb me.”
As Qin Yu was Uncle Fu’s master, Uncle Fu would naturally resolutely carry out Qin Yu’s orders.

Inside the main hall. 
Jiang Lan had sat down on a seat. Qin Yu, however, did not sit.

“You should have a seat too.” Jiang Lan slightly smiled to Qin Yu and said. “Don’t act like a child.”
Qin Yu was someone who had experienced many battles. Even when confronted with the Utmost East Sage Emperor, the Hundred Flowers Godking and them, he had never restrained himself. It was so much that when Qin Yu stood in front of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, he actually had an air of arrogance.

However, when standing before Uncle Lan, Qin Yu discovered that he was like a child before his senior. The coldness and arrogance that he had before completely disappeared. All he had was the restraint towards a senior like that of a child.

After being urged by Jiang Lan, Qin Yu finally sat down beside his Uncle Lan. The current Jiang Lan had a very joyful smile on his face. The more he looked at Qin Yu, the more fond of Qin Yu he became. He then picked up a tea cup beside him, drank a sip, smiled and said. “Little Yu, did you know that today is the happiest day that I had in all these years?”
Like a well behaved child, Qin Yu was carefully listening.

“Ever since Li’er returned to the Divine Realm with me, I’ve been worried about the matters regarding you the entire time. Even the matter of you obtaining the Bewitching God Temple, I had also used some methods in the dark to make sure that the Godkings of the Divine Realm did not detect it.” Said Jiang Lan as he laughed gently.

Qin Yu was startled.

That’s right.

The Godkings controlled the Spatial Law. Although they could not directly send their Divine Awareness through space to investigate, as long as they wished, it would not be hard for them to find out the matters in the Lower Realm. Qin Yu refining the Bewitching God Temple was a major matter. He had been confused the entire time as to why there wasn’t any Godking who came to create troubles for him.

Now it would appear that it had been Uncle Lan who had been helping him in the dark.

“Of course, it was also impossible for me to pay attention of you at all times. All I could do is leave a trace of imprint in your body so that I would be able to sense when you’re in danger.” Jiang Lan have revealed everything.

“Imprint?” Qin Yu was surprised. “Uncle Lan, you’ve left an imprint in my body? Impossible, that’s absolutely impossible!”
Qin Yu did not speak without thinking. He was confident that it was impossible for Uncle Lan to leave an imprint on his body because he controlled the Spatial Energy of the New Cosmos. With the Spatial Energy of the New Cosmos, Qin Yu did not believe that there was anything that could escape his inspection. 
Jiang Lan slightly smiled and said. “It’s actually very simple. I had actually left an imprint on the Jiang Lan Realm. As you’ve refined the Jiang Lan Realm, it can also be considered as having the imprint left on your body.”
“Jiang Lan Realm!” Only then did Qin Yu realize.

“All three layers of the Jiang Lan Realm possess imprints left behind by me. As long as you open a layer, I will naturally know of it. This was precisely the reason why I appeared when you opened the first layer and the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. As for the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, it too possesses an imprint left by me. During the time before you opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, you naturally did not know about it. And at the moment when you opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, that imprint that I left behind  would  automatically  dissipate.”  Jiang  Lan  explained carefully.

Qin Yu understood everything now. No wonder Qin Yu was unable to detect the imprint. So it was actually located in the third layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. As he had never opened it in the past, he naturally would not be able to detect the imprint. And once he did open the layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, it would naturally dissipate and would not be discovered by Qin Yu.

“Haha, let’s not talk about that thing. Little Yu, when I discovered that you had refined the Bewitching God Temple, I truly took a heave of relief. If you had not refined the Bewitching God Temple and become its master, then with merely my assistance, it would indeed be extremely difficult for you to marry Li’er.” Said Jiang Lan as he gasped.

Qin Yu was also no longer the same reckless person from the Mortal Realm. After having been in the Divine Realm for so long, he had also come to have a general understanding of the Divine Realm.

Li’er possessed a Tear of Life. That Tear of Life contained half of the Godking of Life Zuo Qiumei’s life energy essence as well as her comprehension of the spatial laws. To some High Level Heavenly Deities, this was indeed a springboard to the Godking level. 
After all, there were many people in the Divine Realm who had reached the peak High Level Heavenly Deity stage.

They all merely needed a step more to reach the Godking level.

However, this single step had trapped many gifted geniuses. Once they were able to dual train with Li’er and comprehend a portion of the comprehension left behind by the Godking of Life, they might be able to achieve a breakthrough and directly reach the Godking level.

“Little Yu, you have also refined that drop of Tear of Life. You should know about the secret to the Tear of Life now. When the Godking of Life fell, she left behind two drops of tears. One of the teardrops has been integrated into Li’er’s body. As for the other teardrop, it had split apart space and entered the spatial cracks.” Said Jiang Lan with a smile on his face.

Qin Yu immediately started paying attention. He knew that his Meteoric Tear was precisely a teardrop from the Godking of Life.

“Uncle Lan, you all…” Qin Yu suddenly had a realisation.

Jiang Lan slightly nodded and said. “That’s right, after Li’er obtained a Tear of Life, she became able to sense the other Tear of Life. Merely, the other Tear of Life had been drifting in between spatial cracks the entire time. Thus, I was unable to find its exact location the entire time because Li’er only had a general sense of the direction at which the Tear of Life was. A long time later, Li’er and I managed to discover that the other Tear of Life had stopped at a certain space. Thus, Li’er and I proceeded toward that space. That was how we reached your hometown, the Purple Mystic Star.”
“Uncle Lan, when you saw me for the first time, did you already know?” Qin Yu felt ashamed.

Back then, he had considered the Meteoric Tear to be his important secret and thought that Uncle Lan and them would not necessarily know about it. “That’s right. At the moment when Li’er discovered you, she had already determined that you possessed the other Tear of Life. After all, the you from back then was too weak. You did not manage to refine many of the abilities of the Tear of Life and was only able to utilize the superficial and most fundamental energy of the Tear of Life.” Said Jiang Lan with a light smile on his face.

Qin Yu could only smile.

The him from back then, much less using the energy of the Tear of Life, all he would do was wait for the Meteoric Tear to passively treat his injuries when he became injured. Only later did Qin Yu learn how to use the Life Elemental Energy.

“Ah, when I was in that underground ravine and together with Li’er, I felt that my soul’s level had been increasing at a much faster pace. It would seem that it was because Li’er also possessed   a   Tear   of   Life   like   me.”   Qin   Yu   completely understood it now.

Qin Yu looked at Jiang Lan. “Uncle Lan, I have a question that I do not know if I should ask.” “Go ahead.” Jiang Lan was smiling the entire time.

“The me from back then practically did not refine the Tear of Life at all. At the beginning, Uncle Lan, the two of us were mere strangers. Why did you not kill me and seize the other Tear of Life from me?” Qin Yu asked.

This sort of question would wound the relationship between people. However, as Qin Yu already considered Uncle Lan as his own elder, his own relative, he decided not to refrain himself from asking.

Jiang  Lan  sighed.  “The  Tear  of  Life  is  something  that possesses intelligence. For the Tear of Life to select you, that signified that the Godking of Life herself had selected you. Since she had selected you, I naturally would not go against her final wish. Furthermore… the Tear of Life is not something that anyone could refine.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded. Having spoken for so long, Qin Yu had been hiding his urge to ask about Li’er. And now, Qin Yu was prepared to ask.

“Uncle Lan.”
“What is it?” Seeing that Qin Yu was speaking and then stopping, Jiang Lan looked at him.

Qin Yu remained silent for some time and then said. “Uncle Lan, Li’er, how is Li’er doing right now?”
Jiang Lan immediately started smiling.

“You’ve finally thought of Li’er. And here I was thinking that you’d  forgotten  about  her.”   Said  Jiang  Lan  jokingly.  This immediately caused Qin Yu to be a bit anxious. Jiang Lan continued. “Haha, this is merely me joking. There is no need for you to mind it. However, regarding Lier…”  The smile on Jiang Lan’s face gradually disappeared. Qin Yu started growing anxious and worried.

Jiang Lan said solemnly. “Li’er’s current situation is not very good. It is mainly because her Imperial Father, that is, the Utmost North Sage Emperor. Her status, you ought to know about it, right?” From Jiang Lan’s perspective, although he had not told Qin Yu Jiang Li’s status, from Qin Yu’s current standing and status, it should be extremely easy for him to find out who Jiang Li was.

Qin Yu slightly nodded.

Jiang Lan continued. “The most troublesome matter is that Li’er’s Imperial Father had already long ago declared to all the outstanding talents of the Divine Realm, that he was going to do a public groom search for Li’er. As this matter is something that he, the Utmost North Sage Emperor, has personally said, it would be impossible for him to recant his words.”
“Public groom search, how come I didn’t know about that?” Qin Yu really didn’t know about this matter. Jiang Lan said. “You’ve been in the Divine Realm for too short of a time. Thus, it is also natural for you to not know about it. Furthermore, the number of people who know about this matter is quite small.”
Qin Yu suddenly grew anxious. Since the Utmost North Sage Emperor had already declared the open groom search, he would definitely keep his words. What sort of situation would Li’er be in now?

“Uncle Lan, the Utmost North Sage Emperor has announced the  public  groom  search,  then  what  about  Li’er?”  Qin  Yu hurriedly asked.

“You don’t have to worry. Although the Utmost North Sage Emperor has announced the public groom search, he has however not determined the date for the groom search yet. I have been helping Li’er delay the date the entire time… Qin Yu, until you manage to obtain great success and possessed sufficient strength to compete with those love rivals, I will continue to delay this date of the groom search for you and Li’er.” Comforted Jiang Lan. After hearing that, Qin Yu immediately felt that his heart was warm.

How could he possibly be able to repay the care that Jiang Lan had for him?

“Thank you, Uncle Lan.” Qin Yu’s eyes had turned slightly red.

Jiang Lan stroked Qin Yu’s head. He chuckled and said. “You don’t have to thank me. Currently, the situation is very bad for you. Your love rivals that are competing for Li’er against you, each and every one of them is extremely exceptional.”
“Extremely  exceptional?  Could  it  be  that  I  am  unable  to match them?”  The current Qin Yu was someone filled with confidence.

He, Qin Yu, was also one of the Four Great Palace Masters of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold. He was a grandmaster of formation arrays and the number one individual beneath Godkings. Does all that not give him the qualifications to compete for Jiang Li?

“It’s not that you cannot match them but rather that with your current strength and background, the hope of you winning  when  competing  against  them  is  extremely  slim.” Jiang Lan shook his head and said. “While your formation array space is indeed amazing, to the Eight Great Divine Families, as long as you are not a Godking, you cannot be considered someone of importance. However, those love rivals of yours, they are all extraordinary.”
Qin Yu looked to Jiang Lan. “Uncle Lan, tell me, who exactly are those people that could threaten me being together with Li’er?”
Jiang Lan grew silent for a moment and then said. “Your current status can also be considered as being high. Your strength could also be considered as being powerful. Ordinary competitors are indeed no match for you. However, there are four people with strength close to yours. However, their influence of their backgrounds is stronger than yours.” “Four competitors?” Qin Yu frowned.

Although he had not yet heard about the identity of these four competitors, Qin Yu had already classified these four people as his enemies.

Chapter 18: The Three Exalted Celestials

“I’ll tell you the identity of these four individuals later. What I need to tell you now are some matters regarding the Eight Great Divine Families. Only through knowing the matters regarding the Eight Great Divine Families will you be able to understand the influence of these four people even better.” Said Jiang Lan attentively.

Qin Yu quietly listened to Uncle Lan.

“The Eight Great Divine Families of the Divine Realm are respectively the Utmost Eastern Region’s Huangfu Clan, the Utmost Western Region’s Shentu Clan, the Utmost Southern Region’s Duanmu Clan, the Utmost Northern Region’s Jiang Clan, the Northeastern Region’s Mu Clan, the Southeastern Region’s Putai Clan, the Southwestern Region’s Tang Clan and the Northwestern Region’s Zhou Clan.”
“These  Eight  Great  Divine  Families  are  extremely  deep rooted. However, since there are only so many cities in the Divine Realm, as the number of people in the Divine Realm grew more and more numerous, it was simply impossible for the cities to accommodate all those people. Thus, increasingly, people started living outside the cities. This led to the Eight Great Divine Families of the Divine Clan to discuss with one another. In the end, a decision was reached to have a widespread war of the Divine Realm once every six billion years. Originally, the purpose of this war was to decrease the population of the Divine Realm.”  Jiang Lan knew very well regarding all sorts of the secrets of the Divine Realm.

Decrease the population?

Qin Yu was shocked. For the Deities that lived in the Divine Realm that possessed nearly unbounded life expectancy, a battle once every six billion years was a very frequent occurrence.

Qin Yu also immediately understood the difficulties that the Eight Great Divine Families had. He slightly nodded and said. “That’s right. There are only so many cities, if the number of people keep growing, then there would definitely be people that would have to live outside the cities. In that case, controlling the cities would become even more troublesome and more bandit powers would arise.” “At first, the purpose of the war was to decrease the population.”  Jiang Lan smiled helplessly and said. “However, as the war continued time after time, the Eight Great Divine Families had forgotten one thing in their negotiation. That is, even the Eight Great Divine Families were eager to be the victor!”
“In the beginning, the Eight Great Divine Families merely had their Heavenly Deities lead the war and have the Deity Armies fight against each other, besieging each other’s city and villages. However, because they were eager to be the victor, some of the powerful Heavenly Deities and the descendents of the Eight Great Divine Families had also joined the battlefield. The battlefield is a thing that doesn’t care for your identity. Even if you were a prince, it would still be possible for you to be killed. Once every six billion years… this sort of battle has already happened more than a million times. In the wars of the Divine Realm, there has been many High Level Heavenly Deities who have died. Likewise, there are also many descendents of the Eight Great Divine Families who have perished. This has slowly caused the Eight Great Divine Families to incur hatred for each other.”
Jiang Lan also felt a bit helpless. “Thus, the Eight Great Divine Families were separated into factions.” “Factions?” Qin Yu found it a bit ridiculous.

Originally, Qin Yu had thought that these Eight Great Divine Families were people of the same branch and breath. However, now it appeared that the relationships between the Eight Great Divine Families was not harmonious either.

[TL: same branch and breath = deeply connected with one another, great relationship.]

“The Eight Great Divine Families, one faction is composed of the Duanmu Clan, Tang Clan, and the Mu Clan. Another faction is composed of the Jiang Clan and the Shentu Clan. These two factions could be considered as being antagonistic of each other.”  When Jiang Lan mentioned those two factions, Qin Yu grew confused and asked. “Uncle Lan, what about the last Three Great Divine Families?”
Jiang Lan had only mentioned five Divine Families so far. “Among the last three Divine Families, the Putai Clan and the Huangfu Clan can be considered as being in a faction. However, neither one of them is fond of war and conflict. Regarding the war, the two of them don’t participate in it at all. At the very most, these two sides would dispatch their Deity Armies and have them kill each other.”
“The last family, the Zhou Clan…”  Jiang Lan’s expression grew a bit solemn. “The Zhou Clan is a bit more special. The Zhou Clan refuses to help anyone. At the same time, the other Seven Great Divine Clans will also not attack it!”
“Why is that?” Qin Yu frowned.

Why was the Zhou Clan the only clan unaffected by the others?

“Little Yu, the Eight Great Divine Families actually all possess their own duties. The Thunder Punishment City is in charge of all the calamities, the Heavenly Tribulation, Divine Tribulation and so on; they are all controlled by the Zhou Clan.” Qin Yu was greatly surprised.

This Zhou Clan was truly astonishing.

“However, with merely this, it would still not be enough to cause the other Seven Great Divine Families to give it special treatment. The most important thing is… of the Three Great Exalted Celestials of the Divine Realm, one of them originated from the Zhou Clan!”  Jiang Lan truly did not stop trying to surprise Qin Yu to death.

Qin Yu’s heart jumped.

Exalted Celestial? That was already an existence of the legends that stood above the Godkings. The Three Great Exalted Celestials, one of them was actually from the Zhou Clan. No wonder the Zhou Clan was this dreadful.

“Uncle Lan, what about the other two Exalted Celestials?
Where did they originate from?” Qin Yu asked curiously. Jiang Lan frowned. “The other two Exalted Celestials…  it’s very hard to say. Little Yu, there were already two Exalted Celestials when the Divine Realm was created. These two Exalted Celestials, one is from the Zhou Clan and the other possesses an extremely hidden identity. He does not belong to any of the Eight Great Divine Families.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.

“In the most terrible great war of the Divine Realm that occurred six quadrillion years ago, at that time… all the Godkings appeared and started fighting one another. They did that all so that they could seize the opportunity to become the new Exalted Celestial. However, regardless of how those Eight Great Divine Families and some hidden Godking level experts fought each other, in the end, it only gave birth to a Godking from the ascenders powers! Using this opportunity, that Godking became the new Exalted Celestial.”
Qin Yu suddenly understood everything now.

“So the final Exalted Celestial was actually someone who belonged to the ascender powers.” Qin Yu gasped. 
Jiang Lan lightly nodded. He then smiled and said. “Had it not been for the birth of this Exalted Celestial, then how would Mount Blood Demon, Asura Sea and Dual Domain Island be able to achieve their current standings underneath the watch of the Eight Great Divine Families?”
Qin Yu gasped and nodded.

The influence of an Exalted Celestial was truly great.

Regardless of how many ascenders there were in the Divine Realm, their effect was still no match against a single Exalted Celestial who originated as an ascender!

“However, that Exalted Celestial is a lone operator. He does not possess a deep relationship with Asura Sea, Mount Blood Demon and Dual Domain Island. As long as our Eight Great Divine Families do not join hand to exterminate those three powers, then that Exalted Celestial would not involve himself in the matters of the Divine Realm.” Jiang Lan lightly smiled and said. “After all, that Exalted Celestial also has to take into consideration the Exalted Celestial from the Zhou Clan.”
Qin Yu promptly smiled and said. “Uncle Lan, those Exalted Celestials, do they not have names?”
Jiang  Lan  said.  “The  three  Exalted  Celestials,  we  would ordinarily address the Exalted Celestial from the Zhou Clan as the ‘Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.’ The Exalted Celestial that was born six quadrillion years ago, we address him as the ‘Unfettered Exalted Celestial.’ As for the last Exalted Celestial, he possesses the most secretive identity. Reportedly, he possesses the highest status among the three Exalted Celestials. We address that Exalted Celestial as the ‘Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.’”
Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial!

These were the three most supreme Exalted Celestials of the Divine Realm. “The  Floating  Feathers  Exalted  Celestial  possesses  the highest status?” Qin Yu was slightly amazed.

Jiang Lan lightly smiled and said. “This is something that I have deduced through countless years of experience. This Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial has a very hidden origin. His strength is also deeply concealed. However… regardless of whether it is the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial or the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, both of them are extremely respectful toward the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. Merely, that Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial does not bother with the power struggle of the Divine Realm at all.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.

“Even the Exalted Celestials have a difference in strength?” Qin Yu displayed a confused expression. According to Qin Yu’s point of view, one would become an Exalted Celestial after comprehending the Spatial Law and the Temporal Law.

Since they’re all Exalted Celestials, how could there be a difference in strength? 
“I also do not understand it. I reckon that no one would know unless they have reached the Exalted Celestial level.”
Jiang  Lan  looked  to  Qin  Yu.  “The  Eight  Great  Divine Families, the Three Great Ascenders Powers and the existence of the Three Exalted Celestials, you’ve come to know everything now. Now, I will tell you the identity of the your four strongest competitors.”
Qin Yu’s brows were congealed together.

“The one with the weakest competitive strength among the four, of course, his competitive strength is still stronger than yours.” Jiang Lan said as he looked to Qin Yu with a smile.

Qin Yu could only smile bitterly.

Among the four, even the one with the weakest competitive strength was stronger than him. Qin Yu truly felt helpless. 
“This  man’s  name  is  called  Kui  Yinhou.  This  man  is  the Palace Master of the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Kuihou’s Palace. This man is also the first Palace Master of the Kuihou’s Palace. For the Floating Snow City, this man could be considered as someone who has performed a great number of meritorious services. In the Floating Snow City, this man is extremely popular with the residents. Furthermore, his strength is already at the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. His pursuit for Li’er is supported by many of the residents of the Floating Snow City. Even the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan found it extremely difficult to turn down  the  request  from  his  experienced  subordinate.”  Said Jiang Lan as he sighed.

Qin Yu immediately remembered this Kui Yinhou.

The Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold originally only had three palaces. The first generation Palace Masters of those three palaces had all died. However, this Kui Yinhou was actually a first generation palace master. His qualifications were indeed extremely high. When compared to this Kui Yinhou, Qin Yu really didn’t seem to have any superiority over him.

“The person with the second weakest competitive strength among the four competitors, his name is Shentu Fan!”  Right after Jiang Lan said those words, Qin Yu immediately became alert.

Shentu? Could this man be from the Eight Great Divine Families’ Shentu Clan?

[Robin: No, he’s from the goddamn Jiang Clan, WHAT DO YOU THINK QIN YU?! :i ]

Jiang Lan continued. “Shentu Fan is a very very adorable youngster.”  As  Jiang  Lan  said  those  words,  he  also  started laughing. “If we were to talk about it, then this Shentu Fan was forced by his Imperial Father to come and pursue Li’er. Shentu Fan is a genius youngster. His cultivation speed is extremely fast. He is currently also a High Level Heavenly Deity. However, all of this cannot be considered as anything great. His strongest reliance is… of the Eight Great Divine Families of the Divine Realm, only the Shentu Clan is in the same faction as the Jiang Clan.”
Qin Yu had a bitter smile on his face.

That’s right, the Duanmu Clan, Tang Clan, and the Mu Clan are in the same faction. As for the Jiang Clan, it was in the same faction with only the Shentu Clan.

“Although they are said to be in the same faction, the Shentu Clan is generally lead by the Jiang Clan. With how much the Shentu Clan has assisted the Jiang Clan, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan also found it extremely hard to refuse their proposal of having their prince marry Li’er. After all, the relationship between the two clans is very close.”  Jiang Lan said as he shook his head and sighed.

Qin Yu was already able to clearly sense the pressure brought forth by these competitors.

“The third competitor is actually a youth that I am very fond of. It can be said that he is extremely perfect!” Jiang Lan gave a rare praise of the man.

Qin Yu was shocked. To be able to have Jiang Lan determine that he was perfect, then that man must definitely be an exceptional individual.

“This man’s name is Duanmu Yu.”
“Duanmu Yu? From the Duanmu Clan? Isn’t the Duanmu Clan  an  opposing  faction  from  the  Jiang  Clan?”   Qin  Yu hurriedly asked.

Jiang Lan smiled and said. “Opposing faction? While they are indeed opposing factions, it is only in those sort of ordinary wars. In the major matters, the Eight Great Divine Families possess a relatively good relationship with one another. Furthermore, Duanmu Yu possesses an extremely large influence in the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City. His influence is even able to match that of the Utmost South Sage Emperor!” “Match the Utmost South Sage Emperor?”  Qin Yu found it unbelievable.

Jiang  Lan  continued.  “This  Duanmu  Yu  could  also  be considered as a legendary person. Back then, the exceptional love and romance of Duanmu Yu was something that made a clamor through the entire Divine Realm. However, who would’ve thought that the extremely ordinary woman that he had loved actually dumped him.”
“He got dumped?’ Qin Yu was stunned.

This man that Jiang Lan said was perfect was actually dumped by an ordinary woman?

“Although that woman ended up being extremely regretful of her actions, but what use is it then? Exactly why did that woman sever her relationship with Duanmu Yu, that is a secret of the Divine Realm.”
Said Uncle Lan with a light smile. “However, to be frank, this Duanmu Yu, in terms of strength, he has long since reached the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. Regardless of who it is, his attitude towards them is extremely good. Regardless of whether it is his parents, relatives or brothers, he would never have a differing opinion. This sort of person is truly too perfect. He is so perfect that even I am unable to find any fault in him. Oh… perhaps there is a fault. He no longer believes in love. However, I am not certain about whether this can be considered as a fault.”
“No  longer  believes  in  love?”   Qin  Yu  was  completely confused. This Duanmu Yu was truly too peculiar.

“However,  according  to  my  understanding  of  him,  even though he no longer believes in love, he will still give the girl that he marries a boundless amount of care and concern. For someone like Duanmu Yu, there are truly too many women who want to be his wife.” Said Jiang Lan with a sigh.

Jiang Lan continued. “Not only that, Duanmu Yu is also the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City’s Bright Jade Palace’s Palace Master. The Bright Jade Palace is also the leader of the three palaces of the Light Lens City. Duanmu Yu’s power, status, and his conduct are all extremely exceptional. Furthermore, he has also said that if he were to marry Li’er, he would present twenty cities underneath the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City as gifts to the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City.”
Qin Yu took a gasp of cold air.

What an enormous betrothal gift. The Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold possessed a total of only sixty four cities underneath it. This Duanmu Yu was actually willing to gift twenty cities of the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City to the Floating Snow City. This sort of bearing was indeed something that was worthy of admiration.

“Would the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City really gift twenty cities just because this Duanmu Yu said he would? They’re twenty cities!”
The Divine Realm’s cities were fixed. One could not construct a new city in the Divine Realm.

“Don’t forget what I had said earlier. This Duanmu Yu possesses an influence on par with the Utmost South Sage Emperor in the Light Lens City. Furthermore, this decision of his has already been approved by the Utmost South Sage Emperor and the other Godkings of the Light Lens City.” Said Jiang Lan with a smile.

Qin Yu slightly nodded.

This Duanmu Yu was indeed a love rival that possessed a deep amount of threat to him.

“The final competitor is someone you have also met before, Zhou Xian!” Jiang Lan sighed and said.

“Frankly, this Zhou Xian is also a High Level Heavenly Deity. Seemingly, he gives the impression that he’s also pretty good. However, when compared with the other three, I instead think that he’s inferior to them. However… standing behind Zhou Xian is the Thunder Punishment City and the Zhou Clan that is unaffected by the other clans. Most importantly, the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial supports him! Thus, I have concluded him to be your strongest competitor.”  After Jiang Lan finished saying those words, his gaze was fixed upon Qin Yu. It was as if he wanted to see Qin Yu’s reaction after hearing his words.

Chapter 19: Finally Seeing Each Other

Jiang Lan looked at Qin Yu. Qin Yu currently looked like he was deep in thought.

Silence.

Qin Yu continued to be silent. However, he was thinking about all sorts of things in his mind.

“Eight Great Divine Families, what they strive for is superiority over others. To the Eight Great Divine Families, as long as one does not reach the Godking stage, one will not have much influence. Although my formation array space is powerful, the Godkings of the Eight Great Divine Families likely won’t think that it is anything amazing.” Qin Yu was extremely clear about this in his heart.

He currently did not possess much of a trump card in his hand. Those four competitors.

Kuo Yinhou, first Palace Master of the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Kuihou’s Palace. He has attained great contributions for the Floating Snow City, possesses numerous connections and also has a good relationship with the Utmost North Sage Emperor.

Shutu Fan, prince of the Utmost Western Region’s Mount Blazing Flame. Without even mentioning how powerful he was, what was most important, was that the Utmost Western Region was the sole aid of the Jiang Clan within the Eight Great Divine Families. They were in the same faction as the Jiang Clan.

Duanmu Yu, a nearly perfect person. He also brought with him a betrothal gift that no one could easily refuse.

Zhou Xian, standing behind him was the Thunder Punishment City and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. “Each and every one of those competitors possess things they can  rely  on.  However,  what  about  my  reliance?”   Qin  Yu frowned. “Strength, sufficient strength!”
The ability to craft artifacts was also a source of strength.

“Once I become a ‘Craftsman God,’ I should be able to have the qualifications to compete with them.”  Qin Yu thought in his heart. Actually, Qin Yu always had enough confidence in himself.

That was because… of the ‘Stellar Transformation.’
‘Stellar Transformation,’ the first seven stages could all only be considered as novelty and nothing exceptional.

However, the ‘Black Hole Stage’ that Qin Yu created managed to connect to the ‘flour paste space.’ After that, he created the ‘Universal World,’ an actual separate world. And now… he had created an entire cosmos. Qin Yu possessed a cosmos.

This sort of accomplishment, oh how exceptional it was.

Merely, this accomplishment of his was too great. It was so great that Qin Yu didn’t even dare to tell others about it. Perhaps, he would only stop keeping it a secret when he managed to one day attain strength stronger than even Exalted Celestials.

“Regardless of how the situation will turn out, I will still not allow anyone to break apart Li’er and I. Even if Godkings and Exalted Celestials were to get involved with our love, if worst comes to worst, I’ll just bring Li’er and hide in my cosmos with her. After my cosmos develops to a state of perfection, my strength will have increased to its limit. It would not be too late for me to return to the Divine Realm and handle those people who obstructed our love.” Qin Yu thought in his mind.

Qin Yu did not fear others coming into his own cosmos. First of all, Qin Yu’s cosmos was an independent cosmos from the cosmos which the Divine Realm, Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm and numerous other cosmic spaces existed in. He reckoned that even an Exalted Celestial trying to pass through to a different cosmos, would have an extremely hard
time.

After all, Qin Yu’s cosmos possessed a distinctive set of spatial laws and temporal laws.

“Even if the Exalted Celestials were capable of entering my cosmos, what could they possibly be able to do to me?” Qin Yu was extremely confident.
While the Exalted Celestials were individuals that had managed to comprehend the entirety of the spatial laws and the temporal laws, the spatial laws and temporal laws that they comprehended were merely the ones distinctive to the cosmos which the Divine Realm was in. Once the Three Great Exalted Celestials entered Qin Yu’s cosmos, they would become unable to use any attack at all. Thus, they could only let Qin Yu trample upon them. “Unfortunately, my cosmos is still in its developmental stage. The amount of spatial energy that it can dispatch to the Divine Realm cannot be considered much. Its ability to bind others is too weak.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart.

Qin Yu’s current New Cosmos’ Spatial Energy was only capable of binding Mid Level Heavenly Deities and hinder High Level Heavenly Deities for a moment.

As for Godkings and Exalted Celestials.

As long as they were in the cosmos which the Divine Realm was in, it would be impossible for Qin Yu to forcefully absorb them into his own cosmos. Unless, these Godkings and the Three Great Exalted Celestials willingly decided to go to his cosmos.

However, would they be this dumb?

“Little Yu, what are you thinking about?” Jiang Lan asked. Qin Yu woke back to reality. He smiled to Uncle Lan and said. “I am thinking about how to compete for Li’er against those four competitors. These four competitors are indeed a huge threat.”
Jiang Lan also nodded his head slightly.

Qin Yu suddenly started hesitating. This had caused Jiang Lan to be confused. After some time, Qin Yu said. “Uncle Lan, didn’t you say that once I opened the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, you’d set up for me to meet with Li’er?”
“Haha, so that’s what you were thinking.” Jiang Lan immediately started laughing out loud.

Qin Yu’s face had grown a bit red.

Although his true amount of cultivation time was already several hundred thousand of years, in the aspect of love and relationships, Qin Yu was indeed still a little chick. After striving so hard for so many years in order to see Li’er, now that Uncle Lan was before him, Qin Yu felt a bit hard to ask for Uncle Lan’s help.

“Well then, let’s not make fun of you anymore. The reason I came here this time was also to bring you to Floating Snow City to see Li’er. You don’t know this but whenever Li’er sees me, she’ll ask me… ‘Uncle Lan, how is big brother Qin Yu doing?’”
Hearing what Jiang Lan said, Qin Yu heart was instantly filled with happiness.

What Qin Yu feared the most was that Li’er might’ve ended up falling in love with someone else as the two of them had not been together for such a long time. Although Qin Yu had never mentioned this thought of his, it still remained deep in his heart and he had been worrying about it the entire time.

After all, they had been separated for too long.

Qin Yu didn’t even dare to imagine what he would do if Li’er were to truly be together with someone else. 
“Perhaps, I too would become like that Duanmu Yu and stop believing in love.”  Qin Yu sighed in his heart. “Fortunately, Li’er did not disappoint me.”
Qin Yu’s affection for Li’er grew a layer deeper.

“Uncle Lan, let’s go.” Qin Yu took a huge breath and then said to Uncle Lan.

Uncle Lan smiled and nodded. He then grabbed Qin Yu’s hand. Just like this, the two of them disappeared from the Misty Mystic Palace. Jiang Lan, as someone who had already completely comprehended the spatial laws, it was extremely easy for him to bring a person with him and teleport.

Qin Yu felt that the scene before him had begun to change and turned into the shore of a pond. At this moment, Jiang Lan was also standing beside Qin Yu. Right when Qin Yu was about to ask Uncle Lan about where this was, he heard a voice…
“A’lian, Liu Xiang, the two of you, stop joking around.” The voice that he had heard in his dreams for thousands and tens of thousands of times had once again been heard by Qin Yu.

Hearing that voice, Qin Yu’s tough and durable heart instantly melted.

“Princess, you don’t have to be shy. I heard it clearly earlier.
You muttered about some Qin Yu. I definitely didn’t mishear.”
“I also heard that. Princess, you should just admit it.
Princess, Princess, what’s wrong?”
At this moment, Qin Yu seemed to have entered a crazed state. Step by step, he walked toward the entrance of the courtyard. The Meteoric Tear in his soul was trembling unceasingly. “Never have I ever been able to sense so clearly that you are right ahead of me.” Qin Yu mumbled in a low voice.

At the other side of the courtyard’s entrance.

Li’er who wore a white dress was also walking toward the courtyard’s entrance. That single teardrop in her soul was also trembling. That sensation was so clear, so soul penetrating!

After returning to the Divine Realm, she had never managed to sense Qin Yu’s existence so truly like this.

One step, two steps…
At a certain moment…
Qin Yu and Li’er’s gazes both shot through the courtyard. They saw each other. At this moment, uncontrollably, both of their eyes started becoming moist. Qin Yu opened his mouth. He seemed to want to say something. However, the words that he had kept in his heart for several hundred thousand of words, at this very moment, he was unable to say even a single word out.

Li’er was the same. She moved her lips but didn’t end up saying a single word.

The two of them were merely looking at each other.

At this moment…
In their eyes, only the other person remained in the entire world.

At this moment…
The two of them were staring at each other. They were staring at one another without saying a single word. Unconsciously, Qin Yu and Li’er walked to each other. The urge that seemed to have originated from the soul; just like that, the two of them started embracing each other.

They were hugging each other with a great deal of strength. It was as if they were trying to completely wrap the other person into their bosom to become one with them.

Seeing this scene, Jiang Lan started smiling a joyous smile. Merely, within his eyes, traces of tears were flickering. The two maids, A’lian and Liu Xiang covered their mouths with their hands in shock.

Jiang Lan immediately had the two maids withdraw from here. Quietly, Jiang Lan also left. At the same time, he ordered to not allow anyone to come in and disturb Qin Yu and Li’er.

This period of time belonged to Qin Yu and Li’er.

Qin Yu tightly hugged Li’er. Time and time again, he tried to embrace Li’er into his bosom even more tightly as if he was afraid that Li’er would once again leave him. 
After a long period of time, or perhaps it was merely a moment.

Qin Yu and Li’er started to gradually loosen their embrace. Qin Yu lowered his head and looked to Li’er who remained in his bosom. Li’er raised her head and looked to Qin Yu.

Their eyes met.

Qin Yu suddenly slowly lowered his head and kissed the teardrops in the corner of Li’er’s eye. However, this caused the number of tears in Li’er’s eyes to increase. Li’er’s face was filled with smiles of happiness. However, tears were flowing down her face.

Li’er suddenly tip toed and then kissed Qin Yu’s lips. Qin Yu was startled. He then also started kissing Li’er. Their lips and tongues intertwined.

After a long long time. 
Their lips finally separated.

“Li’er.” Qin Yu finally spoke.

“Big brother Qin Yu.” On the corners of Li’er’s eyes was a small flickering tear. “I had originally thought that I would have to wait tens of millions of years or even billions of years. Never had I expected that big brother Qin Yu, you would…” Li’er’s face was filled with happiness.

Qin Yu looked at Li’er.

For some unknown reason, at this very moment, Qin Yu felt that after possessing Li’er, it was the same as possessing the entire world. However, if he lost Li’er, then his entire world would be filled with darkness.

“For you, I am able to give everything. Because if I were to lose you, then I’d also lose everything!”  Qin Yu once again started hugging Li’er tightly.

Chapter 20: Choice

Qin Yu was nestled against the Ancient Ironwood Tree. As for Li’er, she was laying on Qin Yu’s bosom. The two of them had thousands of words to tell each other. Like that, they continued to talk about everything that had happened to the two of them in these years.

Qin Yu’s stories were very long and complicated.

Although Li’er did not experience many things after returning to the Divine Realm, she began telling various stories of her childhood.

The two of them chatted for ten entire days. Only then, did they manage to slightly be content.

Qin Yu, when facing Li’er, did not hide anything from her. This included the ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique, the Universal World that he had created and the Cosmos that it had then evolved into. Qin Yu had told Li’er about all of that. Because of this, Li’er started revering and loving Qin Yu even more.

“Ah, it’s been ten days.” Li’er suddenly cried in shock.

The current Li’er, compared to the Li’er during the time of the Mortal Realm, was a bit less serious and a bit more playful. After all, during the time of the Mortal Realm, she was way stronger than Qin Yu. The two of them were practically not at the same level at all. With such an enormous gap between their strength, it had made it hard for Li’er to act coquettishly in front of Qin Yu.

However, at this moment, Li’er had become free and unconstrained.

“Ten days.”  Qin Yu was slightly surprised. Although when undergoing seclusion training, time passes by very quickly, Qin Yu hadn’t at all realised that they had already chatted for ten days straight. Uncle Lan is definitely angry now.” Li’er’s long, shapely eyebrows  wrinkled.  “We  ignored  Uncle  Lan  for  ten  days straight, isn’t this a bit too…”
Qin Yu pulled Li’er. He smiled and said. “Rest assured, Uncle Lan understands us very well”
Li’er grew silent for a moment. She then nodded slightly. “Well then, then in another two, eh, four hours, we’ll go and find Uncle Lan.” As she said she, Li’er once again placed her head on Qin Yu’s chest.

With pampering strokes, Qin Yu stroked Li’er’s beautiful hair.

After four hours, Qin Yu and Li’er walked out of the courtyard. At the moment when Qin Yu and Li’er walked out from the courtyard, Jiang Lan also appeared beside the pond.

“The  two  of  you  finally  remembered  this  old  man.”  Said Jiang Lan giddily. 
Ever since the death of Zuo Qiumei, Jiang Lan only had Qin Yu and Li’er in his heart. Qin Yu and Li’er’s happiness also brought Jiang Lan a very happy sensation.

Qin Yu and Li’er glanced at each other.

“Well  then,  let’s  go  and  sit  over  there  first.”  Jiang  Lan pointed to a stone table underneath a willow tree beside the pond. That circular shaped stone table just happened to have three stone benches around it.

Qin Yu, Li’er and Jiang Lan all sat down.

“Although talking about this matter right now brings the atmosphere down, I must still ask the two of you… The matter regarding the groom search, exactly how do you two plan to solve it?” Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu and Li’er.

Qin Yu and Li’er’s expressions immediately grew serious. 
“There are two methods. The first one, the two of you elope. The second one, Qin Yu participates in the groom search and defeats all the other competitors to openly marry Li’er. Which one do the two of you plan to choose?”  Jiang Lan promptly asked.

Li’er bit down on her lip.

Having chatted with Li’er for ten straight days, Qin Yu knew about most of Li’er’s childhood. At this moment, Qin Yu knew very well what Li’er was thinking.

Li’er loves her mother very much.

She also loves her blood sister Jiang Yan and Granny Yin Hua who had watched her growing up. She also loves a lot of people that she has known since she was young. The Jiang Clan was Li’er’s home!

Qin Yu understood very well. 
If they were to elope, then he and Li’er could hide within his Cosmos or in the Jiang Lan Realm. Essentially, eloping was extremely easy for them.

At the very least, it would allow Qin Yu to not have any burdens.

However, to Li’er, eloping was a very painful thing. For her to elope, Li’er would have to leave her relatives, leave her good friends and leave her family. It was even possibly that if they were to meet each other in the future, the relationship between her and her father might become even worse.

“Li’er, don’t worry. I will definitely marry you openly.”  Qin Yu held Li’er’s hand. Their ten fingers were locked together. Intimately, Qin Yu smiled as he looked at Li’er.

Li’er felt a burst of emotions in her heart. “Big brother Qin Yu, you don’t have to worry about me. I know that those people that want to marry me all possess many things to rely on. I also know very well of what they are thinking in their hearts. Big brother Qin Yu, for you to win against them openly, it is truly, truly hard. Big brother Qin Yu, let’s elope… It’s okay, my Imperial Father and Imperial Mother have many kids. It is nothing major for them to lose a single child, me.”  Although Li’er was extremely straightforward in her speech, but her eyes grew red as she continued her speech.

“It’s okay. Li’er, trust me. I will definitely be able to succeed.” Qin Yu held Li’er’s hand tightly. It was as if he wanted Li’er to sense his confidence.

Li’er looked to Qin Yu. In the end, she nodded. “Big brother Qin Yu, you must not force yourself too much.”
“I won’t.” Qin Yu’s smile was very brilliant.

Jiang Lan who stood to the side coughed upon seeing Qin Yu acting like this. This caused Qin Yu and Li’er attention to be focused back upon Jiang Lan.

“It isn’t that Little Yu has no chance at all. Little Yu possesses the Bewitching God Temple. As the successor of the Bewitching God Temple, Little Yu, you ought to have the artifact crafting techniques of Chehou Yuan, right?” Jiang Lan looked at Qin Yu while smiling.

Qin Yu lightly nodded.

Jiang Lan continued. “That’s right. Continue working hard. Little Yu’s achievements in formation arrays are already very high right now. If he were to work hard on artifact crafting, it is not impossible for him to reach Chehou Yuan’s level. Once he become the new Craftsman God, then… his possibility of being able to openly marry you would be much higher.” As Jiang Lan said that, he turned to Li’er and smiled.

“Craftsman God Chehou Yuan? New Craftsman God?”  Li’er said worriedly. “Is this very hard to accomplish?”
“Not hard at all, not hard at all.”Qin Yu promptly said.

In front of Li’er, regardless of what he was to do, Qin Yu was always filled with confidence and enthusiasm. 
“Uncle Lan, I plan to stay at your place and study the path of artifact craftsmanship for the time being. If something were to happen in the Misty Mystic Palace, my servants would inform me through voice transmission.”
Qiuzhong Fu and a large group of other people all had their souls restrained. As Qin Yu was their master, regardless of how far the distance between them was, they would still be capable of sending Mind Voice Transmissions to him.

Mind Voice Transmission.

This was something that only master and servants who had their souls restrained could do.

It was something that others could not accomplish at all.

“It’s also good for you to be here. After all, if anything were to happen, I could directly bring you back through teleportation.”  Jiang Lan was also a very sensible person. He knew that Qin Yu would be reluctant to part with Li’er.

Jiang Lan also didn’t worry about Qin Yu being here. Ever since Li’er mentioned to him that the Utmost North Sage Emperor had once come here, Jiang Lan had directly sealed off the entire Wood Mansion with his Spatial Barrier. Other than Exalted Celestials or people that obtained Jiang Lan’s permission, no other person would be able to come into the Wood Mansion.

“Uncle Lan, this Jiang Lan Realm, I am returning it to you.” With a flip of his hand, Qin Yu took out the Jiang Lan Realm.

Also, with an intention from Qin Yu, Hei Yu appeared beside them. Hei Yu had been training wholeheartedly in the Jiang Lan Realm unceasingly. However, at this moment, Qin Yu had no choice but to disturb him.

Confused, Hei Yu looked at Qin Yu. He then saw Uncle Lan. At this moment, Qin Yu was chatting with Uncle Lan. Thus, Hei Yu could only remain silent. 
“I do not need it. You should continue to use it.” Jiang Lan promptly said. Jiang Lan had thought that although this Jiang Lan’s Realm was an extremely powerful Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, it was also extremely important to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu have no other choice but to say. “Uncle Lan. I actually also managed to create a space. Thus, even without the Jiang Lan Realm, I am still extremely safe.

To say he created a space was truly too astonishing a thing. Even Qin Yu was only speculating about the composition of the cosmos being in three layers.

“Created a space?” Said Jiang Lan with an unbelieving tone. “Is the so called created space of yours a stable space?”
While Godkings were capable of deploying a space through their comprehensions of the spatial laws, the space that they could create was incapable of becoming stable. Even Jiang Lan only managed to craft the Jiang Lan’s Realm and stabilize three spaces through the use of a lot of treasures.

“That’s right, it’s a stable space.” Qin Yu nodded and said.

“Xiao Hei, I have returned the Jiang Lan Realm to Uncle Lan. From today on, you can continue training in the Cosmic Space that I have created.” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.

Hei Yu nodded. He then turned to Jiang Lan and bowed. “Hei Yu paying his respect to Uncle Lan.”
“Little  Yu,  I  know  that  you,  that  little  black  eagle,  have already taken a wife and have a daughter, right?” Said Jiang Lan as he chuckled. Hei Yu’s grave and stern face immediately turned a bit red.

“Well then, let’s go and check out the space that Qin Yu has created.” Jiang Lan immediately shifted the subject. Qin Yu slightly nodded. “Uncle Lan, please don’t resist.” Qin Yu informed. As Jiang Lan trusted Qin Yu completely, he allowed the energy to swallow him.

In an instant.

Qin Yu, Li’er, Uncle Lan and Hei Yu had all arrived in the Cosmos that Qin Yu created.

New Cosmos. On the New Purple Mystis Star.

“Purple Mystic Star, this is the Purple Mystic Star!”  Hei Yu was dumbstruck. He then looked at Qin Yu with a shocked expression. “Big brother, how did you do this? How did we arrive on the Purple Mystic Star? Isn’t the Purple Mystic Star in the Mortal Realm?”
Jiang Lan who stood to the side have a solemn expression. “No, this is not the Purple Mystic Star.” Jiang Lan looked at Qin Yu with an unbelieving expression.
He was unable to say anything for a long time.

“Uncle Lan, what’s wrong?” Qin Yu promptly asked.

Jiang Lan gasped and said. “This space that Little Yu has created is extraordinary. In this space, I am incapable of using the spatial laws and the bit of temporal laws that I have comprehended at all. In this place, even flying, I would have to do it through using the energy within body.”
Qin Yu was extremely certain about this as he heard it.

This was practically another cosmos. All that Jiang Lan had managed to comprehend in his original cosmos was naturally unusable here.

“With this space of yours, I am also relieved now.” Only then did Jiang Lan accepted the Jiang Lan Realm. Jiang Lan was able to tell that this space that Qin Yu had created was much more stable than the Jiang Lan’s Realm. In here, even if Godkings and Exalted Celestials were to come, they would also be incapable of attacking others through using the spatial and temporal laws they had comprehended. All they
could do is use the energy within their bodies.

Through merely using their energy, how could they possible be a match against the creator of this space, Qin Yu?

In here, Qin Yu was unequalled.

“Strange,  strange.”  Hei  Yu  suddenly  gasped.  “Big  brother, this place is very strange. After I came here, I’m actually unable to continue training my Flowing Light Spear Path.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock. “Flowing Light Spear Path, isn’t that based on the temporal laws? This place of mine, I am also able to accelerate the time here. Why is it that you cannot?”
“Accelerate the time?” Jiang Lan was once again shocked. 
Time Acceleration was the first level of temporal law. Merely, one had to reach the Godking level in order to attain comprehension of the temporal laws.

“I was able to practice the Flowing Light Spear Path in the second layer of the Jiang Lan Realm. However, after coming here, I am unable to even sense that fantastic rule.”Hei Yu said helplessly.

Qin Yu pondered for a moment.

“Let’s return first. I think I know the reason for this.” Qin Yu said.

Jiang Lan and them looked to Qin Yu. They did not know what Qin Yu had realized. However, they still nodded. In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu and them returned back to the Wood Mansion. Qin Yu looked to Hei Yu. “Xiao Hei, you should be able to use the Flowing Light Spear Path now, right?”
“I can now. I am able to sense that fantastic rule.”  Hei Yu displayed a smile on his face. He then started brandishing his Cloud Piercing Spear.

Hei Yu’s spear technique was extremely strange.

While you might be thinking that his spear would not be able to reach you, however, while you were thinking of that, the spear tip would have already penetrated through your body.

The strange flow of time. In the surrounding of the spear, the flow of time was completely changed.

“Time  Acceleration.  You  truly  know  Time  Acceleration?” Jiang Lan voiced in shock. Hearing what Uncle Lan said, Qin Yu became certain that Xiao Hei’s Flowing Light Spear Path was precisely using the temporal law’s first level’s Time Acceleration.

“I think that Xiao Hei’s Flowing Light Spear Path ought to be related with the Jiang Lan Realm. Uncle Lan, the Jiang Lan’s Realm that you crafted possessed a different flow of time from the outside world. Is it because of the temporal law?” Qin Yu smiled and asked.

Jiang Lan nodded and said. “Certainly. The three spaces in the Jiang Lan’s Realm all possess different flows of time. Merely, the greater the change in the flow of time, the harder it is to stabilize the space.”
“I think that Xiao Hei managed to comprehend the trace of the basic temporal law that the Jiang Lan Realm contained and managed to create the Flowing Light Spear Path through that.” Qin Yu voiced his guess.

Jiang Lan shook his head. “No, that’s impossible. Unless one reaches the Godking level, it is absolutely impossible for one to study the temporal law.” Although Uncle Lan believed this to be impossible, Qin Yu however knew that this was possible.

That was because the rule that ‘one absolutely cannot study the temporal law unless one is a Godking’ was a regulation of the cosmos that the Divine Realm was in. However, the Universal World that Qin Yu had created did not have that restriction.

That was what allowed Hei Yu, someone who have not even reached the Heavenly Deity back then, to be able to comprehend the temporal law.

“There must be a reason for its existence. Uncle Lan, don’t think too much of it.” Qin Yu persuaded.

Qin Yu’s Cosmos was a completely separate cosmos from the one that the Divine Realm and Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was located in. This was something that was extremely hard for Qin Yu to explain to Uncle Lan. Furthermore, this was merely Qin Yu’s guess. 
Hei Yu looked to Jiang Lan. “Uncle Lan, it would appear that I would still have to stay in your Jiang Lan’s Realm to train.”
“Then  you  merely  need  to  train.”  Said  Jiang  Lan  with  a smile.

Jiang Lan was the creator of the Jiang Lan Realm. The three spaces were all set up by him. If he were to refine the Jiang Lan’s Realm once again, it would be much easier than when Qin Yu did it.

Qin Yu however said. “Xiao Hei, you should continue training in the Jiang Lan Realm. I however, will return to my own cosmos to research the methods of artifact crafting.”
Qin Yu have already made his determination.

He was determined to wholeheartedly immerse himself into studying artifact crafting all the way until he reaches the level of the Craftsman God.

Chapter 21: The Path Of Artifact Crafting

Exactly like how it was millions and millions of years ago, snowflakes still covered the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. Upon landing on the ground, the snowflakes were absorbed by the black slab that covered the streets. The majority of the citizens of Floating Snow City were bustling with noise and activity. However, the ancient Wood Mansion was as tranquil as usual.

The people outside had no idea there were now a couple more people in the Wood Mansion.
Qin Yu was determined to enter his own Cosmos and start researching the ‘Artifact Crafting Path.’ As for Li’er, she wanted to go with Qin Yu. She said that as Qin Yu researches his Artifact Crafting Path, she would be beside him and comprehend the spatial comprehension left behind by Zuo Qiumei.

Underneath the willow tree, beside the stone table. “BIg brother Qin Yu, I truly do not wish to be separated from you for a long time again.” Li’er stared at Qin Yu.

How could Qin Yu possibly refuse her?

Furthermore, this was also what Qin Yu wanted.

“I have placed the Bewitching God Temple within my cosmic space. I will be studying the art of artifact crafting in the Bewitching God Temple’s Refining Flames Palace. You can train beside me.” Qin Yu made his decision.

Li’er immediately blossomed into a sweet smile. Seeing that Qin Yu and Li’er were so reluctant to part, Jiang Lan also started smiling.

“Cough!” Hei Yu deliberately coughed.

Hei Yu then looked to Jiang Lan. “Uncle Lan, allow me to go into the Jiang Lan Realm so that I can start training. I truly cannot continue to watch the scene here anymore.”
Qin Yu cast a side eye glance at Hei Yu. As for Hei Yu, he merely laughed.

“Little  Hei,  your  Flowing  Light  Spear  Path  does  indeed contain a portion of the temporal laws. Although I am unable to understand how you managed to comprehend that, there must be a reason for it to exist. You should just continue to study it. I truly want to see what sort of level you’ll be able to reach.” Jiang Lan looked to Hei Yu and said with a smile on his face.

After that, Hei Yu entered the third layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“Uncle Lan, we shall take our leave too.”  Qin Yu and Li’er stood up simultaneously and said.

Seeing Qin Yu and Li’er standing up together, Jiang Lan felt very pleased. He nodded and said. “Good. Little Yu, you continue on your study of artifact craftsmanship. I will wait for you to become the new Craftsman God.”
Qin Yu looked to Li’er beside him. He then slightly nodded.

New Cosmos. New Mystic Purple Star. In the Hidden Dragon Continent’s East Hazy Mountain.

Qin Yu had directly placed the Bewitching God Temple on the waist of the other side of the East Hazy Mountain. It just happened to be on the other side of the Misty Mountain Villa.

Inside the courtyard of the Bewitching God Temple.

“This is the Bewitching God Temple? I have heard about the distinguished name of the Bewitching God Temple before. However, I have never seen it before.” Li’er was surveying her surroundings. She was unable to refrain her gasp of admiration. “Li’er, follow me.”  Qin Yu directly led Li’er to the Refining Flames Palace. As Qin Yu knew that the Refining Flames Palace was the location where the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan usually create artifacts in, he figured that there would definitely be some utensils within it.

However, after he broke through the formation array that covered the Refining Flames Palace and entered it, he discovered…
“Eh, what’s going on?” Li’er also looked to the Refining Flames Palace in shock. “Big brother Qin Yu, there doesn’t seem to be anything here.”
“I am also confused myself.”  Qin Yu carefully surveyed the Refining Flames Palace.

The outside of the Refining Flames Palace appeared to not be very large. However, its inside was over a thousand meters in both length and width. It was an enormous hall. This Refining Flames Palace did not have any rooms. All it had was a large hall. 
Black surface. Four golden pillars.

However, in the center of this great hall, there was only a single golden scroll.

“There  are  definitely  tools  in  the  Refining  Flames  Palace. However, why is it that Senior Chehou Yuan did not leave behind a single tool?” Qin Yu extended his hand. The golden scroll floated to his hand. At the same time, the golden scroll also opened up.

Qin Yu swept it with his Divine Awareness.

“Junior who have inherited my Bewitching God Temple. I am truly sorry… this time, in order to create an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, I am required to have abundant preparations. As this set of tools is the one that I am most familiar with, I have brought along with me all the tools I use to craft artifacts with.” Seeing this, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

It would appear that he was overjoyed in vain. However, Qin Yu continued to read.

“However, you also do not have to be too disappointed. That is because a true grandmaster artifact craftsman will not use another’s tools to craft artifacts. He uses the tools that he crafts by himself. That is because one will always be most familiar with the tools one has created. Only through numerous experiments and wear, will you be capable of making a tool flawlessly compatible with you. Thus, the first difficult problem for an artifact craftsman, is to craft a set of tools for yourself…”
After reading this, Qin Yu now understood everything.

“Big brother Qin Yu, what’s going on?” Li’er asked. She was thinking that Qin Yu was disappointed because there was nothing in the Refining Flames Palace. “Big brother Qin Yu, don’t be disappointed. It is luck to if you were to obtain it. If you were to be unable to…” Qin Yu smiled and stroked Li’er’s beautiful hair. “It’s okay. I am not disappointed. Mn, Li’er, you can stay there and train. I’ll be beside you and start reading those golden scrolls that contain information of artifact crafting first.”
Qin Yu pointed at a place.

In the vast and spacious hall of the Refining Flames Palace, two jade colored cloud beds had appeared. Li’er slightly nodded her head and then flew and sat on top of one of the bed.

As for Qin Yu, he sat cross-legged on top of the other cloud bed.
With a wave of his sleeve, numerous golden scrolls instantly started flowing before Qin Yu. There were close to two thousand golden scrolls. All of these golden scrolls contained information about artifact crafting. Among them, over half of them were bestowed to Qin Yu by the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Li’er slightly smiled to Qin Yu. She then closed her eyes and started comprehending the comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei.

“The flow of time, I’ll directly increase it to the max.” Qin Yu controlled the flow of time in the Refining Flames Palace to the max.

Thus, two thousand years in the Refining Flames Palace was a single year outside.

After that, Qin Yu started to carefully read the golden scrolls one by one. Qin Yu was currently a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. His Divine Awareness was much more powerful than before. His reading speed was also a lot faster. However, it still required him to spend a lot of time to read close to two thousand golden scrolls.

As he read.

A new, vast and boundless world of artifact craftsmanship was unfolding before Qin Yu’s eyes. Qin Yu had completely immersed himself in it. He continued to absorb the experience left behind by his seniors.

“So this was the case, so this was the case!”
Qin Yu involuntarily gasped in admiration. If one did not receive an introduction to artifact crafting, then one would only be able to hover around the outside of the entrance of the artifact crafting one’s entire life. However, once one went past the entrance of the artifact crafting, one would be able to discover exactly how vast and beautiful the world of artifact crafting was.

Artifact crafting, if one was to describe it in the simplest terms, then it would be separated into three steps.

Step one: Achieve Artifact Embryo!

Step two: Tempering! Step three: Spirit Awakening!

Among these three steps, the first step of achieving an Artifact Embryo was the hardest to accomplish. The Artifact Embryo was in fact the artifact’s foundation. If the foundation was bad, then regardless of how great the tempering and awakening process was, the artifact that was formed would still not become a treasure.

If the first step were a success, then the artifact crafting would already be eighty percent done.

Close to two thousand golden scrolls. Over ninety percent of these golden scrolls talked about how to refine a good, a perfect Artifact Embryo.

The so called ‘artifact crafting technique’ could even be considered as being the method of creating an Artifact Embryo.

The first prerequisite for the quality of the Artifact Embryo was the material being used. If the material was to be lacking, then regardless of how skillful one was, it’d still be useless. Even the cleverest housewife cannot cook without rice!

The second prerequisite was flames!

The so called ‘flames’ not only referred to the strongest power of the flames. After all, Godking level experts were capable of using the Void Flames. Just because one possessed Void Flames, did not signify that one would be able to pass the aspect of ‘flames.’
That was because for some materials, the temperature at which they dissolve and vaporize are not necessarily going to be very high. However, the temperature at which its impurity dissolves might be even higher than the material itself.

An unrefined artifact craftsman might even vaporize the actual material and leave behind only the impurity. Thus, the ‘flame’ aspect referred to one’s ability in controlling the flames.

One must be able to control Void Flames, White Pure Flames, and Black Divine Flames to a degree of purity at which they could be even be used together at the same time. One must reach the most perfect state of flame usage.

The third prerequisite; the matching of the materials!

There were indeed a lot of hard and tough materials in the Divine Realm. However, in the Divine Realm, there were very few people who would craft an artifact using a single material. In a hundred Heavenly Divine Artifacts, ninety nine of them were created through the mixture of different materials.

Only through the matching of different materials where one material’s strength make up for another’s weakness would one be able to be able to craft an even more perfect weapon.

Over a dozen different kinds of materials. They would all possess different dissolving temperatures and properties. To match them to a state of perfection, the requirement for that was frighteningly high.

Even the matching process was extremely complicated. 
That was because… in the Divine Realm, there was rarely anything that was completely pure and unmixed. Almost all materials possessed impurities. The only difference was the amount of impurity they possessed.

A matter might appear completely pure for a Deity. However, before a Heavenly Deity, the Heavenly Deity would be able to discover impurities within it. That was because the impurities were truly too hard to discover.

There were some occasions where Heavenly Deities were unable to discover impurities in certain materials, however, a Godking would be able to discover impurities. Although the impurity might be extremely small and would only occupy an area only a thousandth of the entire material, because of that single bit of impurity, the artifact that is created might drop two or three quality levels.

Artifact crafting, it was an extremely rigorous profession that did not allow a single bit of negligence! This was also the reason why even the Godkings of the Divine Realm were inferior to Craftsman God Chehou Yuan in the matter of artifact crafting. Even the Exalted Celestials were incapable of crafting an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure. However, Chehou Yuan dared to take on that challenge. Just by
that, one could tell how powerful he was in the aspect of artifact crafting.

There were two main points that must be remembered.

One. If two ordinary black stones were placed before you, although they are both ordinary black stones, the impurities within them will be different. One must definitely not determine the amount of impurities through a fixed ratio.

Two. Although the seniors have given a fixed ratio of many items, those fixed ratios can only be used as reference and cannot be used as actual determination. If one were to use those as actual determination, then one would at the very most be able to become an ordinary artifact craftsman.

In order to craft an Artifact Embryo, other than the three prerequisites above, there was still another very important prerequisite; the ability to control the heat of the flames!

This ability to control the heat of the flames was different from the second prerequisite ‘flames.’ One’s ability to control the heat of the flames was mostly determined by one’s experience, Divine Awareness’ perfection and so on.

Of course, all four of these were prerequisites.

By having these four prerequisites, it signifies that you have the potential to become a grandmaster of artifact crafting.

However, as to becoming a true grandmaster of artifact crafting, this was merely the beginning.

In order to successfully craft an Artifact Embryo, the four prerequisites were extremely important. After that, one would have to comprehend one’s own set of methods to remove the impurities and allow the materials to match each other perfectly. This method was the ‘artifact crafting technique.’
Craftsman God Chehou Yuan possessed his own artifact crafting method. The golden scrolls the Utmost East Sage Emperor gave Qin Yu also contained a lot of different artifact crafting methods of many different seniors.

Chehou Yuan’s artifact crafting method was called ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers.’ Although its name was simple, the process was incomparably complicated.

“If you want to become a new ‘Craftsman God,’ you cannot imitate a predecessor’s artifact crafting method. You must create your own artifact crafting method that suits you the most!”
The sentence left behind by Chehou Yuan in the ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers’ caused Qin Yu to feel exactly how difficult it was to become the new Craftsman God.

“Remember,  there  is  no  material  that  is  completely  pure. Even if a Godking determines it to be pure, that would be because the Godking was incapable of discovering the impurity. Even if an Exalted Celestial determines it to be pure, that would also be because the Exalted Celestial was incapable of discovering the impurity!”
This sentence left by the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan in the ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers’ brought a great shock to Qin Yu.

In the golden scrolls given to Qin Yu by the Utmost East Sage Emperor, some seniors have mentioned that although majority of the materials in the Divine Realm are not pure, there were still some materials that were pure.

However, Chehou Yuan’s point of view was completely contrary to that.

“There is no material that is completely pure. If you keep this in mind, it will allow you to unceasingly pursue the final goal, unceasingly look for where the impurity is! Like this, it will allow you to be able to know how to use your senses to determine where the impurity is. Remember, it’s through your senses. A true expert artifact craftsman would be capable of determine how much impurity a material has with merely their senses!”
What the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan was talking about was the ‘Skeptical Mindset.’
Regardless of what sort of material it were, one must always have a skeptical mindset.

As he continued reading, Qin Yu started to admire Chehou Yuan more and more. To Qin Yu, what was most precious was not Chehou Yuan’s artifact crafting method. Instead, it was Chehou Yuan’s sense of thinking that was completely different from the masses.

“The ability to draw and carve is also extremely important.” This was something that practically all of the expert artifact craftsmen recorded in their golden scrolls.

An Artifact Embryo, although it was called the Artifact Embryo, its appearance was already completely formed. 
A weapon was in reality a work of art. Only through creating a perfect appearance and obtaining a perfect composition would this weapon be able to achieve a better result in the ‘Spirit Awakening’ process.

The first step of the three steps of artifact crafting: Crafting an Artifact Embryo.

If everything above was successfully achieved, then the first step would be be achieved.

Although the second and third steps seemed to not be as important as the first step, that was only because… the second and third steps did not test one’s experience greatly. Instead, what it tested… was the factor that one could supply!

“This second step is truly crazy.”  As Qin Yu continued to read, he started realising more and more about how difficult it was to craft an artifact. The bold, visionary words of ‘I am confident in becoming the new Craftsman God’ that he had said back then, it now appeared that if he wanted to achieve that goal, the difficulty was extremely, extremely high!

Chapter 22: Countless Experiments

The three great steps of artifact crafting, first step ‘Achieve Artifact Embryo,’ second step ‘Temper Artifact,’ and third step ‘Spirit Awakening.’
Of the nearly two thousand golden scrolls, ninety percent of their contents were talking about how to achieve an Artifact Embryo.

The remaining ten percent, almost all of them were talking about the ‘Tempering’ process. As the step of ‘Spirit Awakening,’ it merely occupied a very small amount.

The second step” Temper Artifact!

A weapon cannot only be hard. Its toughness and flexibility were also extremely important. After all, a hard item would be extremely fragile. Tempering was the process of making the artifact flexible and tough. As for the grandmasters of artifact crafting, they are capable of using the tempering process to make the weapon even more sharp.

The most difficult problem with tempering was… the tempering agent!

The tempering agent was in fact water. The quality of the the water was extremely important. The better than water quality, the better it would be as an tempering agent. This in turn would allow the weapon to be have an even more perfect tempering process.

The Unitary Heavy Water and the Golden Elemental Heavy Water were both extremely rare in the Divine Realm. Above the Golden Elemental Heavy Water was the… Coldmist Air.

Although Godking level experts could possess Void Flames because of their body’s true flame. However, there are extremely few people that are capable of possessing Coldmist Air. 
Reading till this point, Qin Yu was overjoyed.

“That Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant of mine, it’s supreme skill is precisely Coldmist Domain. With that clone, my tempering agent is definitely the most perfect one.”  Qin Yu became even more excited.

Even if other Godkings managed to obtain Coldmist Air, how could their control possibly be able to match Qin Yu’s clone who possessed the Coldmist Domain?

The first difficult problem of tempering was the tempering agent.

The tempering process also has another difficult problem… control.

Different weapons required different tempering agents. The tempering agent being colder does not necessarily mean that it would be better. After all, there are materials that would crack right after encountering the freezing temperature of the Coldmist Air.

Furthermore, the control of the time at which the Artifact Embryo undergoes the Tempering Process was also very important.

Temper for how long? When to stop tempering?

If an Artifact Embryo was to stay in the tempering agent for a moment longer, then its quality might drop. If the Artifact Embryo was to be in the tempering agent for a moment shorter, then it would not be able to achieve the best quality.

The time control was extremely important.

This was the sum of one’s experience, power of observation and talent. “Of the Three Great Steps, this Tempering process appeared to be a slightly easier than crafting the Artifact Embryo.” This was what Qin Yu thought. However, Qin Yu had forgotten that even Godkings cannot control the Coldmist Air perfectly.

The Coldmist Air was the highest quality tempering agent.

The third step of the Three Great Steps… Spirit Awakening!

After undergoing the previous two steps, the weapon that was created would meet the standards in only the hardness, sharpness, flexibility and all other aspects. However…
In order to become a ‘Heavenly Divine Artifact.’
The most important thing was ‘Spirit Awakening!’
Although there was barely any information regarding the ‘Spirit Awakening Technique’ in the nearly two thousand golden scrolls, that was because… the strength of one’s Spirit Awakening Technique was dependent upon one’s formation array prowess!

Adding formation arrays to the weapon to make it into an organic entity; to be able to perfectly control the gold, wood, water, fire, earth, light, dark, lightning and all sort of other elemental energies to allow the weapon to be able to be linked to the world to create a change in its nature!

This was Spirit Awakening.

Once the Spirit Awakening was completed, a weapon’s final workmanship would be determined.

After the Spirit Awakening process, the weapon would obtain an ‘amplification’ effect and become a whole entity. Its attribute would become even more obvious. It might even be possible for special effects to appear!

For example, the Divine Sword Scarlet Blood’s ‘sharpness’ effect. It was precisely something that appeared after the ‘Spirit Awakening.’ “No wonder senior Chehou Yuan mentioned that if one does not reach a level five formation array level, then it would be impossible for one to craft a Heavenly Divine Artifact!” At this moment, Qin Yu completely understood it.

If one’s prowess in the formation array does not reach the level five formation array level, the the Spirit Awakening process would simply not be able to meet the criterion for a Heavenly Divine Artifact at all.

The criterion of Heavenly Divine Artifact… was so that it could amplify the Heavenly Divine Energy effectively!

As for ordinary Divine Artifacts, one would be able to attain the best amplification result just by instilling Divine Energy into it. However, when instilling Heavenly Divine Energy, the attack power of the Divine Artifacts would at the very most increase by a slightly more. The amplification effect would instead weaken. Only two jade colored cloud beds were inside the spacious and empty main hall used for artifact crafting. At this moment, Qin Yu opened his eyes. Those golden scrolls that were floating before him have all disappeared.

“No wonder it was said that a true grandmaster of artifact crafting was sure to be a grandmaster of formation arrays. So this was the case. Although this Spirit Awakening Technique was the simplest, it was also the most difficult one.”  Qin Yu gasped in his heart.

Simple; it was simple in its procedures.

Difficult; it was difficult in its formation array!

“I am capable of creating a formation array space. However, I am incapable of setting up level five, level six, level seven and level eight formation arrays.”  Qin Yu smiled a self-mocking smile.

Qin Yu was extremely certain about his own formation array’s prowess. 
He was capable of creating a formation array space because of his own cosmos’s spatial laws. It did not signified that he knew about how to set up level five and level six formation arrays.

However, knowing this extremely perfect formation array was sufficient enough.
“According to what Senior Chehou Yuan said, the pinnacle of Spirit Awakening would be the perfect harmonization to reach the ultimate harmony! His level eight formation array was extremely harmonious. However, my formation array, Universe, ought to have reached the pinnacle of harmony. Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, Light, Dark, Lightning and all kinds of other elements have already reached perfect harmonization.”
Qin Yu displayed a smile on his face.

And it was determined… all the weapons that Qin Yu would craft would all used the formation array ‘Universe’ for the Spirit Awakening process. 
Qin Yu swiftly flew out from the cloud bed and arrived at the center of the Refining Flame Palace.

“Crafting artifact, the first step would be crafting the Artifact Embryo.” With an intention from Qin Yu, a large amount of materials appeared at a corner of the main hall. All of these materials were from the Bewitching God Temple.

Chehou Yuan had already readied the preparations for his successor.
“There are numerous ways to craft an Artifact Embryo. How exactly should I craft the Artifact Embryo?” Qin Yu started to frown. At this moment, he recalled a sentence that Chehou Yuan had said… ‘If you want to become the New ‘Craftsman God,’ you cannot imitate another’s method. You must create your own method that is the most suited for you!’
Create one’s own artifact crafting method? How could creating a new technique be that easy? The grandmaster artifact craftsmen of the Divine Realm, every single one of them only managed to attain their status through crafting various artifacts.

“Craft artifact first, sum up the technique afterwards. First experiment with all the various artifact crafting techniques of the predecessors and then slowly create my own path of artifact craftsmanship!”
Qin Yu made his decision!

With an intention from Qin Yu, seven of the materials from the corner of the main hall flew over to Qin Yu. Qin Yu extended his hand. The Refining Flame Wristband started to emit Black Divine Flames and White Pure Flames.

Qin Yu began his first crafting experiment.

The method that he was about to experiment with was the Divine Realm’s first ordinary expert artifact craftsman’s ‘Revolving Waves Technique.” Qin Yu knew very well that there are very few grandmaster artifact craftsmen in the Divine Realm. The main reason for that was because most of the genius expert artifact craftsmen have all been hindered by the ‘Spirit Awakening’ step.

Regardless of how good their Artifact Embryo was, as their level in the formation arrays was too weak, they would be incapable of crafting Heavenly Divine Artifacts. If they cannot craft Heavenly Divine Artifacts, then cannot become grandmaster artifact craftsmen.

Although the ‘Revolving Waves’ technique was merely an ordinary expert artifact craftsman’s artifact crafting technique.

However, Qin Yu felt that this technique was not much weaker than the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers’ in crafting an Artifact Embryo.

“Revolving Waves Technique,’  ‘Nine Bent Fire Refinement,’ ‘Fifth Artifact Technique’… Qin Yu was unceasingly experimenting with the various different peculiar methods. These methods all gave Qin Yu different experience as well as understanding, allowing him to advance by leaps and bounds in his comprehension of the artifact craftsmanship.

Wholeheartedly, Qin Yu had thrown himself into the experimentations. He used low level materials for all of the weapons. The first prerequisite for ‘Artifact Embryo’ was the materials. If the materials used to craft it was too weak, it would be impossible to craft a good Artifact Embryo and in turn weapon.

However, these were merely ‘experiments’ for Qin Yu.

After over a thousand years had passed in the Divine Realm, Qin Yu discovered that… he had actually used all of the ordinary materials in the Bewitching God Temple.

Over a thousand years have passed in the Divine Realm. How long had Qin Yu experimented? It was hard to calculate, and that was because the peak time acceleration of the New Cosmos already reached over five thousand times.

The Refining Flames Palace that Qin Yu was in was currently undergoing the peak time acceleration and the time ratio had been increasing unceasingly. Qin Yu estimated that he ought to have experimented five to six million years.

“There’s not enough materials? What should I do?”  Qin Yu frowned as he started thinking.

Suddenly, Qin Yu started smiling. “I’ve actually forgotten. The Utmost East Sage Emperor has already informed me that if I do not have enough materials, I can go and request materials from   him!”    Qin   Yu   immediately   sent   a   Mind   Voice Transmission to Qiuzhong Fu and asked Qiuzhong Fu to go and personally receive a large amount of ordinary materials.

“Seems like I would have to return to the Misty Mystic Palace once.” Qin Yu was thinking aloud. “Eh?” Qin Yu was suddenly startled. “I’ve reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level?”
In the past several million years, Qin Yu had been completely immersed in artifact crafting. He did not notice that he had already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level. In these past millions of years, Qin Yu’s Magnificent Lotus Clone had been analyzing the comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei unceasingly.

After several million years, half of the comprehension that Qin Yu had left for his clone have already been comprehended.

The half of the half of the spatial comprehension that Qin Yu left for his Magnificent Lotus Clone, in other words, a quarter of the spatial comprehension that Zuo Qiumei left for Qin Yu.

Qin Yu and Li’er each received half of Zuo Qiumei’s spatial comprehension.

In actuality, the Magnificent Lotus Clone had only comprehended an eighth of the Spatial Laws. 
Merely this bit of Spatial Laws had actually allowed Qin Yu to reach the doorsteps of High Level Heavenly Deity. From this, one could tell that there possessed a significant gap between the entry level High Level Heavenly Deity and the peak level High Level Heavenly Deity.

“Li’er’s comprehension speed is a bit slower than my clone’s. She’s still currently at the peak Mid Level Heavenly Deity.” Qin Yu took a glance at Li’er and managed to determine her level right away.

The Magnificent Lotus Clone’s soul body was comparable to that of a High Level Heavenly Deity. Thus, its comprehension speed was also extremely fast.

“I shouldn’t bother Li’er.”  Qin Yu lightly nodded. He then disappeared from the main hall.

On the summit of the East Hazy Mountain. The cyan gowned Qin Yu clone was currently sitting here in a cross-legged position. It had been quietly comprehending the comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei the entire time. All that it managed to comprehend was naturally passed onto Qin Yu’s True Body.

The cyan gowned Qin Yu clone suddenly opened its eyes. It said. “True Body!”
Qin Yu lightly nodded. With an intention, the final lump of seven colored light flew out from Qin Yu’s mind and into the the clone’s mind.

“You can continue training.” After Qin Yu said those words, he left the New Cosmos and returned to the Wood Mansion.

The current Qin Yu does not have any time to comprehend the spatial laws. Thus, the task of comprehending the spatial laws was left for his clone.

After all, the path of artifact craftsmanship truly required an immense amount of time. After several millions of years, Qin Yu had merely accumulated some experience. Of course, Qin Yu was incapable of creating an artifacting crafting technique at this current moment.

However, Qin Yu was using all his effort to search for perfection.

Qin Yu had decided to only create a new artifact crafting technique after doing even more experiments, accumulating even more experiences, and achieving even more comprehensions.

Inside a garden behind the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was currently chatting with his wife.

“Your Majesty Sage Emperor, a man from the Misty Mystic Palace has arrived to request for materials to craft artifacts with.” Said a tall, thin and ice-cold looking woman respectfully.  “The  materials  being  requested  were  mostly ordinary materials. Only a small portion was slightly precious. Merely, the amount being requested was numerous…” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was immediately overjoyed.

“Haha, he has finally started crafting artifacts. Good, good, the more numerous the better. For him to request a lot of ordinary materials, it seemed that he was currently experimenting and gathering experience. Very good. A man with formation array prowess greater than even Chehou Yuan starting to craft artifacts, this was truly something worthy to look forward to.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor was extremely happy.

That tall, thin and ice-cold looking woman’s face suddenly turned into one of embarrassment. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, the amount requested was truly too great. All the ordinary materials that we possessed have already been, already been completely taken.”
“Completely   taken?”    The   Utmost   East   Sage   Emperor Huangfu Yu was shocked. “That Qin Yu, is he capable of using all of that?” Qin Yu received a large amount of materials and then returned to the Wood Mansion with Jiang Lan. After that, he once again entered into his New Cosmos and started his deep experimentation again. The current peak time acceleration of the New Cosmos have already reached over five thousand
times. Qin Yu possessed sufficient time to experiment.

Inside the main hall of the Refining Flames Palace.

Qin Yu resumed his artifact craftsmanship. After having sufficient materials, Qin Yu started his constant experiments without any regard for the materials. In this sort of large quantity experimentations, Qin Yu managed to assemble the experience of numerous different expert artifact craftsmen. An unprecedented artifact crafting technique was gradually being born.

Time was passing. However, Qin Yu who was immersed within his artifact crafting experimentations was not aware of the passage of time.

There was not a single weapon in this main hall. What happened to all the weapons that Qin Yu had been testing out his artifact crafting with all these years? Although they were made from inferior materials, but Qin Yu’s ‘Tempering’ and ‘Spirit Awakening’ techniques were extremely powerful. Thus, the weapons that he crafted would not be that bad.

Outside of the Bewitching God Temple. On top of the East Hazy Mountain.

As if they were garbage, weapons were scattered all over the forest of the East Hazy Mountain. They were so numerous that they were definitely able to be counted in the ten thousands. Even the most inferior weapon were Divine Artifacts. There were even… Low Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

All of these were Qin Yu’s huge volume of experimental products!

Chapter 23: The Frightening Number Of Heavenly Divine Artifacts

The deep and low sound of whistling. Along with it was the space ripping sound of spatial cracks reverberating through the Refining Flames Palace. Bringing along with it a special rule, the entire space seemed to be vibrating along with the sound.

“I’ve finally reached the High Level Heavenly Deity stage.” Li’er opened her eyes. She had a peaceful smile on her face. The first response she had after opening her eyes was to look to her side.

To her side was the other cloud bed. When she had started her training, Qin Yu was also training on the other cloud bed.

However, at this moment, there was no one above the cloud bed.

Following that whistling sound that followed a special rule, Li’er turned her head over and looked. In the center of the spacious and empty hall, Qin Yu’s upper body was bare naked. Coming out from his body were beads of sweat. His long hair was tied up by a headband. In Qin Yu’s hand was a black hammer.

As he waved the hammer with his hand, the space surrounding the hammer started to whirl. Spatial cracks had even appeared. This hammer was like an awl.

“Bang!’
The hammer smashed onto a black stone table before Qin Yu. On the surface of this stone table was a layer of unceasingly rising vapor. Above the stone table were Black Divine Flames, White Pure Flames and even an extremely small number of Void Flames. These flames were continuously rising through the surface of the stone table.

At the same time, several tens of materials were placed on top of the stone table. “EH?” Li’er suddenly discovered the strangeness of this matter.

Whether it were the flames or those materials, they were all a finger’s distant away from the stone table’s surface. They did not touch the stone table at all.

“Bang!” Bang!” Bang!” Bang!” Bang!” …
However, Li’er was instantly charmed by Qin Yu’s current appearance. Qin Yu’s focus was completely on crafting artifacts. With every smash of his hammer, seven, eight or even nine rays of whirlwinds would fly out from his hammer.

Those whirlwinds also caused those materials to spin rapidly and produce a strange whistling sound.

From time to time, Qin Yu’s hammer strikes were quick and violent like raging thunder. Occassionaly, they would be graceful and elegant like a soft wind or gentle and soft like the spring rain… Just watching Qin Yu waving his hammer would give one a beautiful sensation. 
“Is this artifact crafting?”  Li’er was shocked. It wasn’t that Li’er hadn’t seen people crafting artifacts before, it was just extremely rare for artifact crafting to be this naturally beautiful.

Every single time the hammer in Qin Yu’s hand descended upon the materials, whirlwinds would fly out from it.

The Black Divine Flames, White Pure Flames and Void Flames were like tame little sheep. Under Qin Yu’s control, they would wrap around a small number of materials.

It was very hard to determine Qin Yu’s hammer’s speed.

There were times when he would only hammer once per breath. However, there were also times where he would hammer a thousand to ten thousand times in an instant. As the whirlwinds that ripped through space were being emitted constantly, this also led to a rising vapor on the surface of the entire stone table. Qin Yu’s figure was faintly visible within the rising vapor.

This sort of uninteresting yet naturally beautiful hammering continued for over ten more days. During that time, Li’er stood there and watched. Only then did Qin Yu stopped hammering for the first time.

At this moment, an elegant sword was formed. However, the expert artifact craftsmen knew that at this moment, this was merely the Artifact Embryo.

Qin Yu raised his head.

“Huff~~~” A bust of wind. Two lumps of water appeared on the sides of the stone table. One lump of water was the Unitary Heavy Water. As for the other, it was the Golden Elemental Heavy Water.

That sword flew to the center of the two lumps of water. The two lumps of water both dispatched a stream of water. Like two dragons playing with a bead, the two streams of water wrapped around the sword. 
And at this moment, Qin Yu closed his eyes.

The entire space had turned silent. The only sound that could be heard was the sound of drifting water. Even Li’er held her breath upon seeing this scene. After roughly a cup of tea’s time.

Qin Yu suddenly displayed a smile on his face.

A layer of membrane suddenly appeared in the surrounding of that sword. It directly separated the Golden Elemental Heavy Water and the Unitary Heavy Water from the sword. Just like that, a cyan green colored sword started floating in front of Qin Yu.

The Tempering process was a success!

Qin Yu’s hands moved like strings. He softly touched that cyan green colored sword several times. Every single time he touched it, a jade green colored light would permeate into the sword.

Soon, this cyan green colored sword was completely covered by a lump of gentle jade green colored light. Soon, the lump of jade green colored light merged with the sword blade. A green colored light started to circulate through the surface of the sword incessantly. In the end, it started to slowly fade away.

“Buzz~~~”
A sharp and clear sword voice sounded from the cyan green sword.

“It’s finally done.”  Only at this moment did Li’er dare to exhale. For some unknown reason, just by watching Qin Yu crafting the artifact, she felt her heart throbbing.

[Robin: Sure, her “heart” :P] Qin Yu turned around and looked at Li’er with a smile on his face.

“Li’er, you truly are my lucky star. This artifact is the best that I have created in nearly ten million years!” Qin Yu had a proud smile on his face. “It took me an entire year to finally create this cyan green colored sword. This cyan green colored sword was created through using ordinary materials. However, I managed to achieve perfection in the ‘Artifact Embryo,’ ‘Tempering’ and the ‘Spirit Awakening’ processes. Thus… It is a Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact!”
Li’er opened her beautiful eyes wide. With an unbelieving expression, she looked to Qin Yu. “Big brother Qin Yu, you said,you said that you used ordinary materials and crafted a Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact?”
Although ordinary materials were called ordinary materials, they actually weren’t that ordinary. Those materials were only considered ordinary to Heavenly Deity level experts. To ordinary Deities, such materials were still very precious. Ordinary materials, if they were to be used for crafting by ordinary artifact craftsmen, then most likely, the products would only be Divine Artifacts.

However, for grandmaster artifact craftsmen, they possessed the ability to give the ordinary materials their best capabilities. However, even though that might be the case, if they were limited to only ordinary materials, they would at most be able to craft Low Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

However, Qin Yu actually managed to craft a Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact with merely ordinary materials.

“Big  brother  Qin  Yu,  did  you  truly  only  use  ordinary materials? This, I truly do not dare to believe that. A Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact is that precious; yet, you’ve only used those  ordinary  materials.”  Li’er’s  face  had  turned  red  with excitement. However, she was still unable to believe it.

Hearing Li’er’s praise, Qin Yu also felt extremely happy. “Actually, this is the only Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact that I have managed to craft from using ordinary materials in the close to ten million years that I’ve been doing this.”  Said Qin Yu a bit ashamedly. To only be able to craft a Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact after close to ten million years of crafting; and it just so happened that Li’er managed to see this and started praising him highly for it. This had truly made Qin Yu somewhat embarrassed.

“Li’er,  although  this  Mid  Level  Heavenly  Divine  Artifact cannot be considered extremely precious, as what was used to create it were solely ordinary materials, I feel that it can be considered the pinnacle of my current craftsmanship. I reckon that it’ll be very hard for me to re-enter the state of perfection that I had earlier when I was crafting it. This Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact, I shall gift it to you. I hope you do not despise it.” Qin Yu handed the cyan green colored sword to Li’er.

Artifact crafting was a process that also required luck. There were many grandmaster craftsmen who only managed to create a single proud work in billions of years.

For example, the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. 
Although the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan was extremely powerful in crafting artifacts, in all those years, without using Grandmist Spiritual Energy, among all the High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts that he had created, only Waning Snow was comparable to a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. As for the other High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts that he crafted, they were only comparable to third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

Crafting a Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact through using only ordinary materials.

This could be considered as Qin Yu’s current pinnacle of craftsmanship. As for whether he would be able to surpass this, regardless of how confident Qin Yu was, he still wasn’t entirely confident that he would be able to surpass it.

“This  sword,  it  shall  be  called…”  Li’er  grew  silent  for  a moment. She then smiled brilliantly and said. “It shall be called Meteor Dream.” “Meteor Dream?” Qin Yu was slightly startled.

Upon hearing this name, Qin Yu recalled the time of his childhood when he wished upon the meteors that streaked across the sky.

“Good,  it  shall  be  called  Meteor  Dream.”   Qin  Yu’s  face bloomed with smiles.

Qin Yu said in surprise. “The peak time acceleration of this cosmos has actually reached over eight thousand times now. Its improvement speed is truly fast.”
Qin Yu knew that it had been about about thousand years since he left exited the New Cosmos.

“Over eight thousand times? We’ve trained for close to ten million years here. How long has it been in the outside world?” Li’er asked curiously. When they had first entered the New Cosmos, the peak time acceleration was only over two thousand times. 
“It has been two thousand years outside.” Qin Yu nodded and said.

A period of two thousand years in the outside world. However, Qin Yu had spent nearly ten million years in his own cosmos. Qin Yu had also become extremely confident in his artifact crafting ability.

Although one could not always reach one’s pinnacle in crafting, with his current skill, Qin Yu was certain that he would be able to craft High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts if he were to use precious materials.

The ability to craft High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts, that was the requirement of becoming a grandmaster of artifact crafting.

“Eh? Big brother Qin Yu, it’s already been close to ten million years. What happened to those weapons that you have created in the ten million years? Where are they?” Li’er looked to their surroundings with confusion. However, there were no weapons at all in the spacious and empty hall.

“If you want to see them, then follow me!” Qin Yu smiled and grabbed Li’er’s hand.

Teleportation!

In the airspace above the New East Hazy Mountain. Qin Yu and Li’er were standing there. At this moment, Qin Yu had put on a black gown and was no longer half naked. As the gale brushed past them, Qin Yu’s gown would occasionally flutter and display his bare chest. As for Li’er, she was nestled against Qin Yu’s body.

“Did you see that?” Qin Yu pointed downward.

The East Hazy Mountain’s mountain range extended forever into the distance. It also occupied a very vast area. The surface of the East Hazy Mountain was filled with dense forest. Li’er carefully looked and saw that past the tree leaves, were weapons scattered all over the under brushes. 
“In those under brushes, in the ponds and so on, those places are indeed locations that are hard to notice at first glance.”
With an intention from Qin Yu, the numerous weapons that covered the East Hazy Mountain started flying upwards from the numerous corners of the forest. After that, they started floating. It was like the entire East Hazy Mountain had been covered.

Merely, this layer of cover was composed of countless weapons.

“There  are  a  total  of  over  thirty  million  weapons.  The majority of them are Divine Artifacts. As for the rest, there are over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.”  Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.

Over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts!

“Ah!” Li’er covered her mouth in shock. 
Even with all the Divine Realm’s Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts combined, they likely wouldn’t number a million.

“How, how is that possible? Big brother Qin Yu, you said there are over a million Low Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts?” Li’er was scared stunned by this number.

As she was born into the Eight Great Divine Families’ Jiang Clan, Li’er knew very well of how precious the Heavenly Divine Artifacts were. Even the entire Jiang Clan only had several thousand Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

However, Qin Yu, a single person, actually possessed more Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts than the entire Divine Realm combined!

“You don’t believe me?” Qin Yu looked to Li’er with a smile on his face. Li’er looked to the weapons that densely covered the entire East Hazy Mountain, could she not believe him?

“Li’er, do you know how long it would take for an ordinary grandmaster artifact craftsman to craft an artifact?”  Qin Yu smiled and asked. Qin Yu knew very well why there were so few Heavenly Divine Artifacts in the Divine Realm.

Li’er frowned and remained silent for a moment before saying. “Mn, although our Floating Snow City does not have any grandmaster artifact craftsmen, I still know that a grandmaster artifact craftsman would have to spend thousands or even tens of thousands of years in order to craft a Heavenly Divine Artifact. However, big brother Qin Yu, you…”
“That’s right. My crafting time is a lot shorter than them. It takes me less than a year to craft a Heavenly Divine Artifact!”
Qin Yu nodded and said. “To me, the Three Great Steps of artifact craftsmanship, ‘Artifact Embryo,’ ‘Tempering,’ and ‘Spirit Awakening,’ I spent the most time on crafting the ‘Artifact Embryo,’ However, for other grandmaster artifact craftsmen, they spent the most of their time on the ‘Spirit Awakening’ process.”
“Spirit Awakening?” Li’er was startled.

“Spirit  Awakening,  it  is  placing  formation  arrays  on  the weapon. In the Divine Realm, only level five and level six formation arrays are capable of making a weapon become a Heavenly Divine Artifact!”
Qin Yu had a confident expression on his face. “However, for level one formation arrays to level six formation arrays, they become more and more complicated. A level five or level six formation array is so complicated that it would require several golden scrolls just to record it!”
“To place a level five or level six formation array on a little weapon, this would be an even more cautious job. If a mistake were made, then all the efforts would be for naught. Thus, they spend a very long time to do this. Furthermore, during the process,  they  cannot  be  disturbed  in  the  slightest.”  Qin  Yu carefully explained. 
Qin Yu knew that that to reach the fifth level of formation arrays from the fourth level, one must cross an immense threshold. The complication of the formation array would increase by several tens of times or even a hundred times at once. As for the level six formation arrays, as the limit of complication, they were even more frightening.

In the entire Divine Realm, one could count the people that had reached the sixth level of formation arrays on a single hand.

“To set up a single level six formation array would equate to tormenting one’s mind and spirit! Rarely do grandmaster artifact craftsmen undertake a task to craft a weapon. And when they do, they would be use preciously materials. However, precious materials are extremely rare. So, how many Heavenly Divine Artifacts could they possibly be able to craft?”
“Those who are capable of reaching the level of formation arrays past the sixth level, where the formation arrays turns simple, it is only the Craftsman God and I who have managed to do that!” Qin Yu had a smile on his face. 
“Furthermore,  in  terms  of  the  effectiveness  for  Spirit Awakening, level six formation arrays are greatly inferior to my own formation array ‘Universe.’ If we were to give my formation array a rank, then it ought to be a level nine formation array!” Qin Yu had absolute confidence.

The formation array ‘Universe’ was greatly superior to level six formation arrays.

The speed at which the formation array was casted was something that couldn’t be compared either.

If one were using level six formation arrays to create a Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact using ordinary materials, it would be as hard as Qin Yu trying to create a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact using ordinary materials.

Only after crafting over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts did Qin Yu managed to attain a pinnacle and craft a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact using ordinary materials. 
“Li’er,   if   a   grandmaster   artifact   craftsman   were   to wholeheartedly invest himself into crafting, then he might likely only attain a High Quality Divine Artifact using ordinary materials. It would be extremely difficult for him to craft a Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. If they were to spend all that energy only to have a high chance of their product being only a Divine Artifact in the end, would they do such a thing?” Qin Yu asked with a smile.

“They  wouldn’t.”  Li’er  placed  herself  in  the  shoes  of  the grandmaster artifact craftsmen and then shook her head.

“Thus, in the golden scrolls given to me by the Utmost East Sage Emperor, a sentence was something that was practically accepted by everyone… Materials are the first prerequisite in determining the Artifact Embryo and Artifact Embryo was the most important part of determining the weapon! They believed that if a weapon was ordinary, then they would be incapable of crafting a Heavenly Divine Artifact. Thus, when a grandmaster artifact craftsman undertake a task, they would always be using precious materials.”
 Qin  Yu  lightly  smiled  and  said.  “However,  the  precious materials in the Divine Realm are extremely rare. This in turn leads to Heavenly Divine Artifacts being extremely rare!”
Li’er nodded to show her understanding.

In the entire world, only an abnormal crazy man like Qin Y would be capable of using the level nine formation array ‘Universe’ for the Spirit Awakening process where he would be able to craft Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts with merely ordinary materials.

Qin Yu knew very well.

That when using ordinary materials, he would likely only be able to craft Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. As for a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, crafting that with ordinary materials was a pinnacle of his craftsmanship worthy of him to be proud of for his entire lifetime.

“However,   these   are   over   a   million   Heavenly   Divine Artifacts.” Li’er still felt that her heart was beating violently. 
Heavenly Divine Artifacts, and over a million of them on top of that! Although they were merely Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, their number, over a million, was already extremely shocking.

“During  these  nearly  ten  million  years,  I  have  gradually perfected my artifact crafting technique, the ‘Nine Revolutions Void Render.’ I reckon that in not too long, I won’t be using ordinary materials anymore. It will be the time for me to challenge the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. I truly wonder… if I would be able to craft a Heavenly Divine Artifact comparable to ‘Waning Snow’ that the Craftsman God crafted.”
Qin Yu said in a low voice.

Li’er raised her head and looked to Qin Yu. She felt that the current Qin Yu had a different sort of charm and charisma. Li’er looked at the countless densely packed weapons that formed a cover that covered the entire sky. In a low voice, she said. “Big brother Qin Yu, I believe that you will definitely be able to become the New Craftsman God and might be even more amazing than the Craftsman God!”

Chapter 24: The Completion Of ‘Waning Snow’

While Qin Yu and Li’er were quietly training in the New Cosmos, the master of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was a bit vexed.

Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. In Huangfu Yu’s study room.

“Your Majesty, these couple days, you’ve constantly had an expression of being at your wits’ end. What’s wrong? Is there something that is hard to resolve? A couple days ago, you were extremely happy that the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master had started his artifact crafting.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s wife walked into the study room and said to him in a soft voice.

Huangfu Yu was sitting in front of the desk. He raised his head and looked to his wife. He smiled helplessly and said. “Xu Yan, you ought to know that I had only bestowed upon Qin Yu some golden scrolls after he became the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace.” Xu Yan nodded. “That’s right, You have only bestowed upon him some golden scrolls. I also felt that the gift was a bit lacking.”
One of the Four Great Palace Masters, oh how revered this status was?

At the very least, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu ought to bestow upon Qin Yu some precious items. For example… a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact!

“According to the rules of our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, only when a High Level Heavenly Deity manages to contribute a great service would we bestow upon them a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. As for Qin Yu, he is the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. His status is extremely revered. According to logic, when he took on the position of the Palace Master, I ought to have bestowed upon him a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.” Said Huangfu Yu. His wife Xu Yan nodded. “In that case, why didn’t Your Majesty bestow upon him a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact?”
“It isn’t that I didn’t want to but rather that we no longer have even a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact in our Imperial City’s storage.”  Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu helplessly.

High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts were not things that were easily crafted.

“We have some some Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts and Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts in our storage. However, how could I possibly bestow a Palace Master a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact?” Huangfu Yu shook his head and smiled bitterly.

His wife Xu Yan nodded her head. She then consoled him. “Your Majesty, you also saw in the competition for the Palace Master, that Qin Yu does not lack High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts at all.” “Him possessing High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts cannot be a reason for me to not bestow him a gift.” Huangfu Yu shook his head and sighed.

“Qin Yu possesses High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts and that amazing formation array technique. He most definitely has an amazing expert standing behind him.” Xu Yan said.

Huangfu Yu lightly smiled and said. “Let’s not talk about that for the time being. I wanted to give Qin Yu a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact but I don’t have any.”
“A couple days ago, my old subordinate, the City Governor of the Luanyu City, brought back quite many treasures in hope of being able to exchange them for a High Quality Heavenly Divine  Artifact.  However,  I,  …   Sigh!”   Huangfu  Yu  sighed helplessly.

Xu Yan immediately understood. The City Governors of the Luanyu City, Yuchi City and other cities were all Huangfu Yu’s old subordinates. They were all his subjects that had achieved great merit in the war six quadrillion years ago.

Huangfu Yu had treated his old subordinates very well and had given them official posts such as City Governors and such.

This time around, Luanyu City’s governor had brought a large number of treasures in order to exchange them for a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. In terms of value, those treasures were definitely as valuable as a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Merely, High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts were so rare that they are although the price was right, there was no product to be sold.

“A request from my old subordinate, I truly am unable to decline. However, I do not have any High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Can I possibly go and tell my old subordinate that I, the magnificent Sage Emperor, am unable to take out a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact?” Huangfu Yu felt a bit embarrassed. Xu Yan understood her husband’s difficulties completely.

“Your  Majesty,  how  did  you  handle  his  request?”  Xu  Yan hurriedly asked.

Huangfu Yu said embarrassedly. “I cannot decline him. Thus, I agreed to it during that time. I told him… after some time, I would have my men deliver a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to him.”
“You agreed?” Xu Yan was slightly startled.

Her husband was beating his face swollen to imitate being a fatty.

“Your Majesty, was this what you are vexed about?” Xu Yan hurriedly asked.

Huangfu Yu shook his head and said. “What I am vexed about isn’t this. As I have promised the Luanyu City’s City Governor, I naturally have some certainty in being able to do it. I have already dispatched my men to the Thunder Punishment City to request that grandmaster artifact craftsman ‘Ou Yezi.’”
“Ou Yezi?”  Xu Yan slightly nodded her head. “In the entire Divine Realm, there are only three grandmasters that are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.”
The Three Grandmasters Artifact Craftsmen of the Divine Realm.

Ranked number one, the person with the most powerful artifact crafting ability, Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. He was also the only person qualified of being named the ‘Craftsman God.’
Ranked number two and ranked number three were two people who possessed equally matched ability in artifact craftsmanship, Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng.

Ou Yezi was someone from the Thunder Punishment City. As for Duanmu Feng, he was a direct descendent of the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City. He was the younger brother of the Palace Master of the Bright Jade Palace, Duanmu Yu.

“Why is Your Majesty vexed? Could it be that the Thunder Punishment City decided not to give Your Majesty face?”  Xu Yan asked.

“No, that’s not it. That Thunder Punishment City would definitely give me face. Merely… the demands that Ou Yezi made were truly too high.” Huangfu Yu coldly humphed and said. “Ever since Chehou Yuan went missing, the conditions that Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng have to craft artifacts for others have instantly increased ten fold. Regardless of who it was that sought their help, they would always be like this. It is truly… too excessive!”
Xu   Yan   nodded.   “The   conditions   that   Chehou   Yuan demanded when he helped others craft artifacts were extremely low. They were much lower than the demands from Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng.”
Regardless of whether it were Huangfu Yu or Xu Yan, neither of them understood. 
Both Ou Yezi and Duanmu Yu’s formation array prowess was at the sixth level of formation arrays. It was extremely complicated and mentally and physically taxing for them to set up formations.

However, what about the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan?

Chehou Yuan was capable of setting up level eight formation arrays. Although level eight formation arrays could not match Qin Yu’s formation array ‘Universe’ in its simplicity, it was about the same level. To set up that formation array would only require a short amount of time.

As it required less energy for Chehou Yuan to craft an artifact, he naturally would ask for a lower price.

As Chehou Yuan’s craftsmanship ability was high and his price was low, this caused him to be extremely popular. This also led to the renowned name of the Bewitching God Temple to spread across the entire Divine Realm. However, the other two grandmaster artifact craftsmen felt extremely wronged. 
And now, Chehou Yuan had disappeared.

Ou Yezi and Duanmu Yu had immediately increased their asking price. Regardless of who it was that sought for their help, they would give very similar demands and asking prices. As both of them possessed a solid background, neither of them worried about offending anyone.

“I planned to have Ou Yezi craft three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. However, the conditions that he sought for crafting those three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts made even me feel a bit ached.”  Huangfu Yu felt extremely helpless.

As his own Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold does not possess a grandmaster artifact craftsman, thus, he could only be aggrieved like so.

“Even if you cannot bear it, you must still bear it. After all, only Duanmu Feng and Ou Yezi are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts now.” Xu Yan also sighed helplessly.

Crafting artifact was not something that one would be able to do just because one was powerful.

Even Godkings were only capable of at most creating a Low Quality Spatial Divine Artifact. As for the High Quality Heavenly Divine Weapons, they were incapable of crafting those.

“I truly don’t know where that Chehou Yuan went to for even I to be unable to find him.” Huangfu Yu felt extremely helpless.

He truly longed for the time back when he could ask Chehou Yuan to help him craft Heavenly Divine Artifacts by merely paying a small fee. Unfortunately, those sort of days were forever gone.

“Back then, why didn’t I ask Chehou Yuan to craft more Heavenly   Divine   Artifacts?”    Huangfu   Yu   felt   extremely regretful. 
“Your Majesty, our Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master is at an even higher level of formation array prowess than Ou Yezi and Duanmu Yu. If he were to truly continue studying, then he would definitely become a grandmaster artifact craftsman one day. You shouldn’t mind too much about what’s happening right now.” Xu Yan comforted her husband.

Huangfu Yu slightly nodded.

“I can only wait. However, it requires an enormous amount of time to become a grandmaster artifact craftsman. Even if he is a genius, it would still require at least a hundred million years, I’d assume.” Huangfu Yu said helplessly.
What Huangfu Yu didn’t know was that when Qin Yu studied artifact craftsmanship and experimented crafting artifacts in his New Cosmos, he became even more clear about the various situations that occurs as one crafts an artifact and his training speed was even faster. In ten million years, Qin Yu had already obtained the strength to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. “Ah, that’s right, this time around, Ou Yezi would come to our Mount Dazzling Gold to craft artifacts. This opportunity is extremely rare. We must definitely get Qin Yu to come and observe him. This would be very helpful to Qin Yu.” Said Huangfu Yu as his eyes shined.

Huangfu Yu had completely placed his hopes for artifact crafting on Qin Yu.

Even now, Huangfu Yu still thought that Qin Yu was merely a little bird that had just started researching artifact craftsmanship.

“That’s right, this opportunity is extremely rare.”  Xu Yan’s eyes also shined.

“I’ll immediately dispatch someone to order him to come.” Huangfu Yu immediately made his decision.

Huangfu Yu’s order quickly arrived at the Misty Mystic Palace. After Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu obtained the information, they immediately sent a Mind Voice Transmission to Qin Yu, informing him about it.

New Cosmos. On the New Purple Mystic Star.

Qin Yu had just finished telling Li’er about the matter with the over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Right when Qin Yu and Li’er were planning on what to do in the future, Qin Yu received a Mind Voice Transmission.

“Grandmaster  Artifact  Craftsman  Ou  Yezi?”   Qin  Yu  was confused. Qin Yu had no idea who Ou Yezi was.

“Li’er, do you know of an Ou Yezi?” Qin Yu asked Li’er.

Li’er’s eyes shined. “Big brother Qin Yu, you don’t know who Ou Yezi is? In the Divine Realm, there are only three people that are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. They are the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan, Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng. Only the three of them are qualified to be considered grandmaster artifact craftsmen.” “Merely,  among  the  three,  Craftsman  God  Chehou  Yuan possessed the highest level of artifact craftsmanship. That was because Senior Chehou Yuan was the only person among the three… that was capable of crafting first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Thus, he was named the ‘Craftsman God’ by everyone!” When Li’er mentioned this, her eyes were filled with reverence.

Qin Yu slightly nodded.

Qin Yu also knew about Chehou Yuan being able to craft first- rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. First-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s apex of his craftsmanship.

This was why Chehou Yuan decided to leave the Divine Realm to search for the limit of artifact craftsmanship in order to one day be able to craft the highest level Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure. “Oh, that’s right, who did Senior Chehou Yuan craft the first- rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for?” Qin Yu asked curiously. Although he knew Chehou Yuan had crafted a first- rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for someone, he did not know who the person was.

Li’er’s expression have turned solemn. “Asura Godking, the ruler of the Asura Sea!”
“Asura Godking?” Information regarding the Asura Godking immediately appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.

The Eleven Great Powers of the Divine Realm; Eight Great Divine Families and Three Great Ascender Powers. Among the Three Great Ascender Powers, the Asura Sea was the strongest. The Asura Godking possessed a status so great that he was definitely not inferior to the Eight Great Sage Emperors.

“The Asura Godking is so powerful that even the Eight Great Sage Emperors fear him. Ever since Chehou Yuan crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for the Asura Godking, no other Godking dared to make things difficult for Chehou Yuan.” Li’er gasped. 
A first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was truly too precious.

“Li’er, you can rest assured. One day, I too will craft a first- rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”  Qin Yu smiled and said. Facing Qin Yu’s bold, visionary words, Li’er nodded. She was extremely convinced that Qin Yu would be able to accomplish that.

To Li’er, no matter what Qin Yu said, he would be able to accomplish all of it.

“Li’er, this time around, the Utmost East Sage Emperor has ordered me to go and watch Ou Yezi craft artifacts. I must go. Thus…” Qin Yu looked to Li’er apologetically.

Qin Yu didn’t wish to leave Li’er. However, Li’er can’t just appear on the Mount Dazzling Gold. “I know, you should go.”  Li’er smiled and said. “It’s okay. I can enter seclusion training. Time will pass by very fast.”
Qin Yu nodded his head slightly. He softly kissed Li’er’s forehead. Li’er also closed her eyes.

“Eh? What’s happening? Could it be…?” Qin Yu was slightly startled.

“What’s wrong? Big brother Qin Yu?” Li’er opened her eyes and was confused.

Qin Yu lowered his head and smiled to Li’er. “It’s nothing. It’s just the Divine Spear Waning Snow. You can go and continue training. I will be returning to Mount Dazzling Gold in a bit.”
Qin Yu said that and then directly arrived at another location on the East Hazy Mountain. At this location, the lump of Dark and Yellow Energy was floating in the air. The Divine Spear Waning Snow was hovering within the Dark and Yellow Energy. Qin Yu had not paid attention to it the entire time… however, it actually turned out that, the Divine Spear Waning Snow had stopped absorbing the Dark and Yellow Energy.

After nearly ten million years, the Divine Spear Waning Snow had finally absorbed the limit of Dark and Yellow Energy that it could absorb.

“True  Body.”  The  cyan  gowned  Qin  Yu  clone  beside  the Divine Spear Waning Snow opened his eyes. He bowed to Qin Yu and said.

Qin Yu slightly nodded. “I never would’ve thought that the Divine Spear Waning Snow was only capable of absorbing ten percent of the Dark and Yellow Energy. It can absorb no more.” Qin Yu extended his hand. The Divine Spear Waning Snow flew into his hand.

With the spear in his hand, Qin Yu had a feeling as if there would not be anyone capable of resisting him. 
The Divine Spear Waning Snow from back then that had only absorbed less than a thousandth of the Dark and Yellow Energy already possessed power comparable to the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. And now, it had absorbed ten percent of the Dark and Yellow Energy. The might of the
Divine Spear Waning Snow have already reached a shocking level.

“Even  Godkings,  would  they  dare  to  block  this  spear  of mine?”  Holding the Divine Spear Waning Snow, Qin Yu was extremely confident.

With an intention, the Divine Spear assimilated into Qin Yu’s body.

Qin Yu lightly nodded to his clone. He then raised his head and looked to the sky. In a low voice, he muttered. “Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi? I shall see exactly how good this grandmaster artifact craftsman’s craftsmanship is.” Soon after, Qin Yu disappeared.

Chapter 25: Suggestion

Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. Snowflakes were drifting in the air, covering the entire Floating Snow City. Those who could live in this floating city were all people of the upper echelons of the Divine Realm. This was a world of Heavenly Deities!

“Your Lordship, are we to leave like this? The bride search has yet to truly begin yet. Perhaps…”  A simple and honest looking middle aged man asked respectfully to a handsome youth before him.

The middle aged man knew that the handsome youth before him was the Eight Great Divine Families’ Northeastern Region’s Forest Ocean City’s prince… Mu Yulou. He was also an extremely famous person in the Forest Ocean City. Mu Yulou was a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. Furthermore, he was proficient in artifact craftsmanship. He was already capable of crafting Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

Mu Yulou cast a glance at the Imperial City far away. With a light smile, he said. “You must not have extravagant hope. There are too many people pursuing the princess of the Floating Snow City. When compared to Brother Duanmu, Zhou Xian and them, I am truly too inferior.”
After Mu Yulou finished those words, he turned around to leave.

That middle aged man followed behind Mu Yulou. He didn’t dare to say anymore. Just like that, Mu Yulou continued to walk quietly. His departure was not informed to anyone from the Floating Snow City. When Mu Yulou reached the entrance of the Wood Mansion, he stopped.

“Your Lordship?” Said that middle aged man quietly.

Mu Yulou’s gaze was cast on the entrance of the Wood Mansion. “That Jiang Li should be living in the Wood Mansion. Unfortunately, she does not belong to me.”  After a sigh, Mu Yulou directly left.

For Deities, Heavenly Deities were people high above everyone else. For ordinary Heavenly Deities, those who possessed high strength and status like Mu Yulou were the true bigshots.

However, in this competition for Li’er’s groom search, even someone like Mu Yulou could not help but sadly depart. Those who were truly qualified to compete for Jiang Li must possess both status and strength.

They were all people that were second to only Godkings!

At this moment, inside the Wood Mansion.

Qin Yu had just come out from his Cosmos. At the first moment when he came out, Jiang Lan instantly discovered him. The two of them met each other in the courtyard.

“Uncle Lan, the Utmost East Sage Emperor has just sent me an order to have me go and watch Ou Yezi craft artifacts. Thus, I will be needing your help.” Said Qin Yu directly. Currently, the Spatial Energy from the Cosmos was capable of spreading several tens of kilometers with Qin Yu as the center. Such a distance was already extremely far. However, the Utmost Eastern Region’s Floating Snow City was truly too far away.

“Ou Yezi?”  Jiang Lan muttered and then nodded. “This Ou Yezi is also a grandmaster artifact craftsman, it is good for you to go and watch him craft artifacts. On, that’s right, Little Yu, what is your current level of artifact craftsmanship?”  Jiang Lan asked.

Jiang Lan didn’t know how good Qin Yu was at artifact crafting. After all, Qin Yu was capable of speeding up time in his own cosmos. Furthermore, it was even more amazing than Jiang Lan Realm’s third layer space.

“My level of artifact craftsmanship? It should be…”  Qin Yu pondered for a moment. He then smiled and said. “It should be not inferior to that Ou Yezi.”
Jiang Lan who was smiling earlier suddenly had his smile frozen. 
“Ou Yezi’s level? Impossible. You’ve only trained for how long? Even a genius wouldn’t…” Upon saying till this part, Jiang Lan calmed himself down. He then asked as if he was considering things. “Mn, Little Yu, how long have you trained in your space?”
Jiang Lan too wasn’t certain about exactly how long Qin Yu have actually trained.

“Close to ten million years.” Qin Yu replied honestly.

“Only two thousand plus years have passed in the outside world. Doesn’t that mean that your space time acceleration limit is much greater than my Jiang Lan’s Realm’s third layer space?” Jiang Lan instantly calculated the proportions.

Qin Yu lightly nodded.

Jiang Lan grew silent for a moment. He then said solemnly. “Little Yu, are you certain that you’re capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts?”
Hearing Uncle Lan’s question, Qin Yu was filled with confidence.

What a joke. Even when using ordinary materials, Qin Yu was absolutely certain that he would be able to craft Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. If he were to use precious materials, Qin Yu would naturally hold absolute certainty in crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

If he was to be lucky and reach a state of pinnacle, then he might even be capable of creating a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that could match up to second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures like the Divine Spear Waning Snow that Chehou Yuan crafted.

“I am certain that I would definitely be able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts!”  Qin Yu said in a serious and confident manner.

Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu. In the end, he nodded. 
“Good. Little Yu, if you have truly reached this level, then you would be qualified to directly propose marriage for Li’er to the Utmost North Sage Emperor.” Jiang Lan said solemnly.

Propose marriage?

Qin Yu felt that his heart had violently jumped. Regarding the matter of marriage proposal, Qin Yu was looking forward to it. His heart was also beating rapidly.

“As soon as you feel that everything is prepared and ready, then directly contact me. I will notify the Utmost North Sage Emperor and have him set up the arrangements for the groom search.” Jiang Lan continued.

At this moment, Qin Yu had also calmed down.

“Uncle Lan, don’t worry about this for now. At this moment, I still have to return back to see that Ou Yezi craft artifacts. After that, I would have to inform about the matter to the Utmost  East  Sage  Emperor…”  Qin  Yu  had  already  planned everything.

During the time when he had accepted the request from the Utmost East Sage Emperor, he was informed that he would be able to leave whenever he wished.

Furthermore, if the Utmost East Sage Emperor were to agree with Qin Yu proposing marriage to Li’er, then Qin Yu would be able to continue to serve him. After all… proposing marriage did not conflict with him being the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.

After all, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Zhou Xian were all people not from Floating Snow City. For a Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master to become the son-in-law of Floating Snow City would also be considered as being normal.

“Little Yu, I have a suggestion.”  Jiang Lan suddenly started smiling. “This suggestion of mine might push you to the edge of a blade. However, it will be extremely advantageous to you marrying Li’er.” Qin Yu was overjoyed.

Edge of a blade? Qin Yu wasn’t scared of that.

“Uncle  Lan,  what  is  the  suggestion?”   With  bright  and expressionful eyes, Qin Yu looked at Jiang Lan.

Jiang Lan smiled and said. “It’s very simple. In the Utmost East Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, you are to find an opportunity to display your artifact crafting ability. That is, you are to craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. After that… you are to publicize that you are the new master of the Bewitching God Temple!”
Qin Yu’s pupils shrunk.

The new master of the Bewitching God Temple? Qin Yu rapidly thought about it in his heart. If he were to publicize this matter, it would bring about both good and bad things. However, those so called bad things were all things that Qin Yu didn’t really care about.

With Qin Yu’s current strength, he truly did not fear anyone.

As for the good things, the benefits, they were extremely obvious. He would carry on the prestige of the Craftsman God. In that case, if Qin Yu were to craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, then his status would abruptly increase which would allow his status to become even more sufficient in the marriage proposal.

“Good. During my return to Mount Dazzling Gold this time around, I will definitely seize the opportunity to publicize this matter.” Qin Yu’s eyes shined. With excitement, he said.

Jiang Lan smiled and nodded. “In that case, this matter is decided like this for the time being. Like this, when you publicize that your identity as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, I will go and inform the Utmost North Sage Emperor and have him prepare to call for the groom search. What do you think?”
Qin Yu understood in his heart.

Regardless of what happens, he would definitely have to compete against those other four competitors in the groom search. Qin Yu truly did not believe that with his strength, status and the benefit as a grandmaster artifact craftsman, he would be unable to move the Utmost North Sage Emperor.

Without mentioning anything else, merely the over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts would be able to horrify the Eight Great Sage Emperors.

“Good. Uncle Lan, When I publicize my identity as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, I will proceed toward Floating Snow City to propose marriage to Li’er.” Qin Yu’s eyes were flickering with light.

Jiang Lan smiled happily and nodded. 
Without any of the three Godkings of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold sensing it, Qin Yu returned to the Misty Mystic Palace. After returning, Qin Yu spent some days resting. After that, Qin Yu was invited to the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace.

Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. Guest Welcoming Hall.

Seated at the highest level in the hall was the Utmost East Sage Emperor, his wife, the Hundred Flowers Godking and the Gold Sword Godking. As for the guests from the Thunder Punishment City, they were all seated to the side. Qin Yu and the other three Palace Masters were all sat on the other side.

“Big brother Ji, those three people on the other side, the leader among them is Ou Yezi, right?” Qin Yu asked the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master Ji Lusheng beside him via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.

Seated across Qin Yu and the other three Palace Masters were the three High Level Heavenly Deities from the Thunder Punishment City.

Of these three High Level Heavenly Deities, one of them was an old man, another a middle aged man and the last one was a youth. All three of them wore white gowns and had apathetic expressions on their faces. All three of them had extremely long hair that trailed over their shoulders and possessed confidence between their brows.

It was impossible for one to determine the status of a cultivator from their external appearance. Thus, Qin Yu was unable to determine who was Ou Yezi.

“Ou Yezi is that middle aged man.” Ji Lusheng said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “The old man and the youth beside Ou Yezi are the two captains of his personal bodyguard squadrons.”
“Personal  bodyguard  squadrons?  The  two  captains  of  his personal bodyguard squadrons are High Level Heavenly Deities?” Qin Yu was surprised. As the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, Qin Yu commanded over two Heavenly Deity Army’s large squadrons. However, only four elite Heavenly Deity mid squadrons were completely under his control. As for their leaders, they were merely Mid Level Heavenly Deities.

High Level Heavenly Deity? And two on top of that. This Ou Yezi’s was a lot more extravagant than himself.

The Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master Ji Lusheng knew what Qin Yu was thinking. He continued. “This Ou Yezi is not a person from the Zhou Clan. He is a freelancer. Thus, back then, the Zhou Clan paid a very great price to have Ou Yezi remain in the Zhou Clan. After all, an grandmaster artifact craftsman was so precious that his status was comparable to a Godking.”
“The status of an grandmaster artifact craftsman is actually that high?” Qin Yu gasped in surprise in his heart.

However, at the same time, Qin Yu was also secretly delighted. 
The higher the status of a grandmaster artifact craftsman, the better it would be for him.
Ji Lusheng said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Qin Yu, you ought to know that although Godking level experts are powerful, what use do they possess during times of peace? They are merely there to intimidate others. However, what about grandmaster artifact craftsmen? What an expert lacks the most is weapons. In the entire Divine Realm, there are only three people who are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Among them, one has disappeared. Thus, only two grandmaster artifact craftsmen remain in the Divine Realm. However, what about the Godkings? There’s many of them in the Divine Realm.”
The rarer something was, the greater its value. This held especially true for weapons that all experts lacked. It was extremely normal for an expert artifact craftsman to possess a high status.

At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu who sat on the high seat spoke. 
“Ou Yezi, I am very happy to be able to invite you to my Mount Dazzling Gold. The banquet today is the reception feast prepared especially for you.” Huangfu Yu had an amiable smile on his face.

Ou Yezi had an appearance like a rigid middle aged man. His face was apathetic to the extreme. His pair of eyes were a bit sunken. The corners were extremely clear. That pair of eyes appeared like those of eagles and falcons.

That pair of eyes looked at the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu. Ou Yezi stood up. He slightly bowed. Immediately after, he raised his head, stuck out his chest and said in a clear voice.  “Since  your  Majesty  Sage  Emperor  has  invited  me, would I dare disobey the invitation?”
This  Ou  Yezi  displayed  a  rare  smile.  “The  banquet  Your Majesty have prepared is indeed sumptuous. However, I have come to craft artifacts for Your Majesty. To enjoy a feast without first crafting the artifacts, I am truly anxious. Your Majesty, please allow me to craft the artifacts after the banquet.” Upon hearing these words, Qin Yu started smiling. He thought in his heart. “This man is truly peculiar.”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s wife, Xu Yan, smiled and said. “Grandmaster Ou Yezi’s rigorous meticulousness when crafting artifacts is something that many people are familiar with. His Majesty has invited Grandmaster Ou Yezi precisely because of this.”
Regardless of how apathetic Ou Yezi appeared, he still had a smiling expression in his eyes.

Evidently, the words spoken by the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s wife made him feel very good.
The banquet did not last for a long time. After about two hours, the banquet was finished. Qin Yu had originally thought that this Ou Yezi would proceed to do artifact crafting right away. However, this Ou Yezi actually needed to enter seclusion training to adjust his state of mind. Only after waiting till the next day did the artifact crafting began. 
In the Imperial City, there was a palace especially used for artifact crafting.
In the great hall of this palace, there were many people watching from the side. Of the Four Great Palace Masters, other than the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang, the other three Palace Masters were all present. All three Godkings were also present. Huangfu Jing, Huangfu Liehuo and even that Huangfu Liushui who had went to become a bandit have come.

Ou Yezi merely wore trousers. Draped over his body was a gown. He stood in the center of the great hall proudly.

Ou Yezi said in a clear voice. “Everyone, I fear the most of being disturbed during the process of my artifact crafting. Thus, I would set up a barrier around the surrounding from where I would be crafting the artifact to isolate the voice from the outside world and also to prevent others from coming in to bother me. I wish that… no one would go and touch this barrier and cause me distraction. If the artifact crafting were to fail because of this, then Your Majesty Sage Emperor, you cannot blame me for it.” “That’s of course. Ou Yezi, you can set your mind to artifact crafting. Those of us who have come to watch will definitely not approach you.” Said the Utmost North Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu with a smile.

Ou Yezi slightly nodded.

Ou Yezi raised his hand and lifted open the gown draped around his body. Ou Yezi’s upper body had become bare. A milky white color rock platform appeared before him. Ou Yezi started to put on golden finger sleeves on his ten slender fingers.

Seeing this scene, Qin Yu’s eyes slightly shined. “This Ou Yezi’s artifact crafting technique, could it be… the pinnacle of Formation Array Flow, ‘Ten Terminations Crafting?’”
Formation Array Flow was a method of artifact crafting that used calculations and the assistance of formation arrays to craft. ‘Ten Terminations Crafting’ was a pinnacle artifact crafting technique that Qin Yu had read about in the golden scrolls before.

Chapter 26: Debate

The ten slender fingers were all wearing golden finger sleeves.

Ou Yezi had a slight smile on his face. Like plucking a stringed instrument, his ten fingers softly flicked forward. Rays of golden fingers were shot out. Then, with Ou Yezi as the center, top, below, front, back, left and right, every location surrounding him was filled with golden finger rays.

The golden finger rays had formed a golden cubic cage.

Ou Yezi suddenly started floating. He had floated to a height about two meters where it just so happened to be the center of the golden cage. As for that milky white colored stone platform, it too floated before him.

Ou Yezi waved his sleeve with a smile on his face. Nearly a hundred materials instantly appeared before him. “Extravagant!”   Seeing  this  scene,  Qin  Yu  was  unable  to restrain himself from uttering.

“Brother Qin Yu, what’s wrong?” Huangfu Liushui who stood next to him asked curiously. “Why did you say extravagant?” Huangfu Jing also turned her head also and looked to Qin Yu.

Those nearly a hundred materials, each and every one of them were extremely precious materials. Furthermore, the number was extremely large. Qin Yu was able to tell that with this many materials, it was sufficient to craft five or six High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

Qin Yu instead asked. “Princess Jing, Liushui, could it be that you all do not feel that it’s extremely numerous for Ou Yezi to use this many materials?”
“Numerous?” Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Liushui glanced at each other. They were both bewildered.

Qin Yu laughed involuntarily. 
How could two people that doesn’t know anything about artifact crafting possibly know anything?

“The number of materials is still tolerable. It’s still not too excessive.” Suddenly, a voice sounded. Qin Yu turned around to look. Surprisingly, it was actually the Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei that spoke.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu said. “Qin Yu, the Gold Sword Godking has also researched artifact craftsmanship.”
Huangfu  Lei  continued.  “‘The  Ten  Terminations  Crafting belongs to the Formation Array Flow and is extremely complicated. One must be extremely careful in all ten terminations of the crafting. When using this technique to craft, it is very possible for the materials to be damaged. Thus, for Ou Yezi to use this many materials, the number cannot be considered unacceptable.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded. 
“To be able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts using Formation Array Flow, this Ou Yezi can be considered as a rarity. Merely, Formation Array Flow is a technique with limitations. Merely by the theory behind it, it is already determined that… using Formation Array Flow to craft artifacts would never allow one to reach the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s level.” Qin Yu spoke frankly with assurance.

At this moment, Qin Yu had a manner of bearing as if he were about to pass judgment on everything.

The Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei glanced at Qin Yu with a somewhat shocked expression. He displayed a smile on his face and said. “Hearing Palace Master Qin Yu speaking like this, it seems that Palace Master Qin Yu is extremely proficient in the matter of artifact crafting.”
Qin Yu did not try to be modest.

After all, Qin Yu planned to find an opportunity to declare himself as the new master of the Bewitching God Palace. 
“Regarding  artifact  crafting,  after  all  these  years  of  deep research, I too could be considered as having some understanding of it.” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.

“Regarding Formation Array Flow, I too have researched it a bit. The most basic theory behind the Formation Array Flow is… filtering step by step through using various different kinds of methods. When those materials passed through all the different methods of ‘filtration,’ the material would be determined to be completely pure. Your Lordship Godking, am I correct in what I just said?”
The Gold Sword Godking nodded in approval.

“That is indeed the case. However, Ou Yezi’s ‘Ten Termination Crafting’ has reached a state close to perfection. I believe that if a material were to go through ten different refinement  techniques,  it  ought  to  be  pure.”  Evidently,  the Gold Sword Godking held Ou Yezi in high regard.

Qin Yu’s expression was extremely serene. 
“Your Lordship Godking, I do not agree with what you just said.” Said Qin Yu directly.

“Oh?” Huangfu Lei looked at Qin Yu.

As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and the Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang, they too was engrossed by the talks between Qin Yu and Huangfu Lei and looked to Qin Yu while smiling. Huangfu Jing, Huangfu Liejun and the others had also looked to Qin Yu.

To go against a Godking head on, Qin Yu was truly courageous.

“The theory behind the Formation Array Flow has a major error! That is, one absolutely cannot take anything for granted in the matter of artifact crafting. One ought to remember one point… regardless of whether a material has passed through ten different refinement techniques or twenty different refinement techniques, we still cannot regard a material as being completely pure.” Qin Yu looked at the Gold Sword Godking. “A senior of mine once said these words… ‘If a Godking cannot discover impurity within a material, then it doesn’t mean that there is no impurity, rather it signifies that his strength is insufficient; if an Exalted Celestial cannot discover impurity within a
material, then the Exalted Celestial’s strength is insufficient! No matter what, one cannot believe firmly that a material is completely pure!’”
“Only through possessing this suspicion in one’s heart would one be able to pursue for one’s limit every single time, pursue a higher level of artifact craftsmanship and never achieving satisfaction!”  Qin Yu had an extremely sharp and confident aura.

The Gold Sword Godking’s eyes shined.

“Never achieving satisfaction, never believing that a material is pure, always seek after one’s limit, seek after a even higher level…”  The Gold Sword Godking muttered in a low voice. A smile gradually appeared on his face. Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei’s eyes started to shine. He smiled and looked to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, I truly anticipate for the scene of you achieving success in artifact craftsmanship.”
“Thank you, I believe Your Lordship Godking would be able to see that scene very soon.” Qin Yu slightly bowed and said.

For Qin Yu to be this arrogant, the Gold Sword Godking was actually not angry in the slightest. Instead, he was a bit happy.

Soon, the Gold Sword Godking once again started to quietly watch Ou Yezi craft the artifacts and said no more. The Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Hundred Flowers Godking both smiled to Qin Yu,

“Wow, Big Bro Qin Yu, you actually dared to speak to my eldest uncle like that?” Said Huangfu Liushui to Qin Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.

Qin Yu smiled and looked to Huangfu Liushui beside him. “Why wouldn’t I dare to speak like that?” “My eldest uncle is an extremely serious person.”  Huangfu Liushui’s expression turned into one of slight fear. “Since my childhood, my eldest uncle has not spoken many words to me. Eldest uncle is a person who rarely speaks. He would always have an ice-cold appearance.”
Qin Yu lightly smiled.

Qin Yu did not feel that the Gold Sword Godking was extremely cold and detached. Instead, he felt that the Gold Sword Godking was merely a person who disliked talking and liked being alone. If he were to have a favorable impression of you, then the Gold Sword Godking would treat you very well.

Artifact crafting was a process that required a lot of time. The ‘Ten Terminations Crafting’ was an extremely complicated artifact crafting method. It required ten different types of refinements. Half a year had passed since the start of Ou Yezi’s artifact crafting. The various people that stood around and watched, some had left and the majority had started chatting with each other.

“Qin Yu!”
Suddenly, a voice sounded in Qin Yu’s head. Qin Yu immediately turned around to look.

It was the Utmost East Sage Emperor!

“Your Majesty, is there something you need me for?” Qin Yu immediately asked.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor smiled and nodded to Qin Yu. He then said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “I did not notice during the banquet. Only later did I sense that the Heavenly Divine Energy within your body seems to be extremely pure now and has reached the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. What’s going on?” The purity of the Heavenly Divine Energy was directly proportional to one’s level.

As for the Nascent Soul, as it was hidden deep within one’s brain, it was extremely hard to be investigated. Thus, when one determines another’s level, it was usually done through inspecting the other’s energy’s purity.

“I’ve already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity stage.” Qin Yu replied honestly.

“How is that possible? Last time I saw you, you were only at the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage.”  The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu found it hard to believe.

After all that time, he’s asking me about that today?

Qin Yu started smiling in his heart. Qin Yu had already anticipated that after returning to Mount Dazzling Gold, he would be inquired by others why his strength had increased. Thus, Qin Yu had already prepared a response for this matter. 
“Your majesty, the study of formation arrays would also increase one’s soul’s level. Furthermore… I possess a Spatial Divine Artifact. A thousand years in that Divine Artifact is only a single year outside. Although it appears that only over two thousand years have passed, I have actually trained for over two million years.” Qin Yu replied.

In the Divine Realm, although Spatial Divine Artifacts were extremely rare, they were still things extremely common to Godkings.

Although Spatial Divine Artifacts were common to Godkings, having a Spatial Divine Artifact that increased the flow of time was extremely rare.

“A  thousand  years  inside  is  only  a  single  year  outside?” Huangfu Yu’s expression changed.

To be able to craft such a Spatial Divine Artifact, the craftsman was definitely a Godking. Furthermore, this Godking must have achieved some comprehension of the temporal law’s ‘Time Acceleration.’
Furthermore, for a space with a different flow of time on the inside to the outside, such a space was extremely unstable and likely to collapse.

Back then, Jiang Lan had used a great number of materials and even a ray of Grandmist Spiritual Energy, in order to craft the Jiang Lan Realm and stabilize the three spaces within it.

“Is it from your master?” Huangfu Yu asked.

During the contest for the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, Qin Yu had given his subordinates two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Ever since that time, Huangfu Yu had guessed that Qin Yu had an expert behind him.

“He is not my master. However, he is a senior that has given me the grace of guidance. Although he is not my master, in my heart, his position is comparable to being a master.” Said Qin Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. 
Huangfu Jing slightly nodded. He then asked no more.

“So he has actually trained for over two million years. To reach the High Level Heavenly Deity level after two million plus years, it could also be considered as being acceptable. Merely, he could still be considered as a genius.”  Huangfu Yu praised in his heart.

To ascenders, such a speed was something that they cannot imagine at all.

However, the geniuses of the Eight Great Divine Families, their cultivation speed was extremely frightening. After all, the bloodlines of the Eight Great Divine Families were extremely peculiar.

For example, Duanmu Yu, he had reached the High Level Heavenly Deity at a much faster speed compared to Qin Yu. “Let’s continue to watch Ou Yezi craft the artifact.” Huangfu Yu said this and stopped asking Qin Yu anymore.

Time passed. Ou Yezi spent three years in the ‘Crafting Artifact Embryo’ step. He spent the least amount of time in the ‘Tempering’ process. As for the ‘Spirit Awakening,’ process, he spent three thousand years to set up a level six great formation array.

When the level six great formation array was successfully deployed, Ou Yezi heaved a long sigh of relief.

“Level   six   formation   array,   it   truly   is   incomparably complicated.” Qin Yu shook his head in his heart.

The level six formation array was practically so complicated to an extremely frightening level. If one were to set up this sort of formation array in an area with a circumference of a thousand miles, it would not be that bad. However, this level six formation array was required to be set up on top of a tiny little weapon. When the area became extremely small, the difficulty increased by many folds!

“Huff!”
The group of bystanders also started heaving sighs of relief. To spend three thousand years watching another craft an artifact cannot be considered as being a very long time to the experts of the Divine Realm.

Three thousand plus years was a relatively short period of time to them.

“Qin Yu, what do you think about the weapon that was crafted?”   The  Gold  Sword  Godking  Huangfu  Lei  suddenly spoke and asked.

Qin Yu nodded slightly and said. “This weapon, after using all those materials, could only be considered as barely capable of being called a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. However, considering that Ou Yezi used the ‘Ten Termination Crafting,’ he is already doing pretty well to be able to reach this level of craftsmanship.”
Everyone was stunned.

‘Using all those materials,’ ‘barely capable,’ ‘considering’…
Qin Yu’s tone of speech stunned everyone. After all, he was talking about a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact crafted by the Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi.

“A mere sucking child like you dares to discuss about artifact craftsmanship?” An indifferent voice sounded.

Ou Yezi draped his gown over his body. Indifferently, he walked over. When Qin Yu spoke earlier, Ou Yezi had already removed his barrier. Thus, he had naturally heard Qin Yu. Regarding Qin Yu’s evaluation of his work, he did not care about it in the slightest. “Why can’t I discuss it?” Qin Yu asked.

Ou Yezi cast a glance at Qin Yu. “Everyone knows how to run their mouths. However, how many among them are truly capable of crafting artifacts? Hearing your words earlier, it seems that you look down upon my ‘Ten Termination Crafting.’ In that case, let me ask you, what makes you capable of looking down upon it?”
Qin Yu smiled indifferently.

“Without mentioning other things, let’s just talk about the process of the ‘Ten Termination Crafting.’ You wasted a total of forty eight materials.” Qin Yu said directly.

Ou Yezi lightly smiled and said. “It is extremely common for one to wear down materials during the process of crafting. Everyone can see that.”
“Ou Yezi, you, as a grandmaster artifact craftsman, ought to know that…even though two items might both be High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they too are separated into different levels. For the inferior High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they are inferior to even third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for ordinary High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they are a match for the third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for the powerful High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they are comparable to second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures!” Qin Yu looked to Ou Yezi.

“There, exists only a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact in the whole wide world that could compare to a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure! Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan only managed to craft it because he was in his state of apex and was lucky!” Ou Yezi immediately said.

“Since you said those words, you ought to agree with my distinguishment of the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Say, this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact of yours, is it comparable to third-rated Heavenly Divine Artifacts?” Qin Yu asked.

Ou Yezi’s expression slightly changed. “It is not that lacking!” Qin Yu started smiling.

For Ou Yezi to say such a thing, he had evidently admitted that this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that he crafted was inferior to third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

“To be able to craft this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts using merely those materials is already pretty good. As for the reason why this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact’s might is not at its pinnacle, it was because those materials were not good enough. It has nothing to do with my level of craftsmanship.” Ou Yezi said coldly. “We were unable to find the ‘Black Cloud Stone’ that is used to craft artifacts with and ended up using a ‘Sky Cloud Stone’ to replace it. That was what had led to this sort of outcome.”
“Haha…”
Qin Yu suddenly started laughing.

“What shameless boasting.” Qin Yu looked to Ou Yezi. “You used such precious materials yet still said that the materials were not good. Let me ask you, at the third termination refinement and the seventh termination refinement of the ‘Ten Termination Crafting,’ if you have not made a mistake in those two refinements, then how powerful would the resulting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact be?”
Hearing the ‘third termination’ and ‘seventh termination,’ Ou Yezi’s complexion had instantly turned red. Angrily, he pointed to Qin Yu. “You, you…”
The reason why Ou Yezi did not get angry at the beginning was because he was not pointed at the place where it hurt.

Upon hearing that Qin Yu had pointed out his two mistakes, he was unable to restrain his anger.

And at this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, the Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei, the Hunded Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang, Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Liushui, were all listening to the debate between Qin Yu and Ou Yezi with startled expressions. How would anyone who does not possess a certain level of research for the artifact crafting dare to interrupt?

“Humph!”
Ou Yezi violently waved his sleeve. “It is a disgrace for me to argue with you. There are numerous theory experts in the Divine Realm, however, how many among them are actually capable of doing what they theorized? If you have the ability, then use the same materials and craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that’s stronger than the one that I crafted!”
“Same materials?”  Qin Yu started to laugh out loud. “No need. I merely need half of the materials to do that!”

Chapter 27: ‘Devouring Soul’

Ou Yezi was extremely angry. Yet, he smiled. “Sucking child, you said half the materials? Even when boasting, one must also know one’s limit. Could it be that you believe that you would not wear through those materials? Let me ask you, how much experience in artifact craftsmanship do you possess?”
“Not  much,  merely  several  million  years.”   Qin  Yu  said directly.

“Merely several million years, do you know how long I have crafted artifacts for?” Ou Yezi’s eagle like eyes were flickering with  sharp  light  like  lightning.  He  stared  at  Qin  Yu.  “The number of years I have crafted artifacts can only be measured in the billions!”
The Divine Realm was twelve quadrillion years old.

As for Ou Yezi, it was very possible for him to have crafted artifacts for billions of years. “So what if you have crafted artifacts for a very long time? I reckon there are many in the Divine Realm that have trained for billions of years. However, how many High Level Heavenly Deities are there? Yet I… I have merely trained for several millions of years and am already a High Level Heavenly Deity!” Qin Yu said coldly.

“High Level Heavenly Deity? Brother Qin Yu, you’re a High Level Heavenly Deity?” Huangfu Liushui looked to Qin Yu with a shocked expression.

About two thousand plus years ago, Qin Yu was merely a nobody from Yuchi City that fought against the Nine-headed Black Dragon Tan Jiu. He was someone who had merely just become a Low Level Heavenly Deity.

Qin Yu waved his hand. A small area not far away from him instantly perished.

Spatial Destruction!

The mark of High Level Heavenly Deities! 
Everyone present had all become certain that Qin Yu was a High Level Heavenly Deity. There were not many that knew about that fact beforehand, it was only the three Godkings that did.

“Ou Yezi, I shall address you deferentially as a grandmaster. However, in the future, you’d best not determine a person’s level by merely the amount of time they have trained. Although I have researched artifact craftsmanship for a short period of time, when it comes to formation arrays, it would appear  that  you  are  no  match  against  me.”   Qin  Yu  was radiating a domineering aura from his body.

Ou Yezi’s expression changed.

Only at this moment did Ou Yezi recalled that the Qin Yu before him was the legendary Qin Yu that was capable of setting up a formation array space.

To be able to reach a level in the formation array where one could create a formation array space, such a level was likely something that even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan cannot match against.

“What use is it that your formation array is strong? Qin Yu, do you know that artifact crafting is separated into ‘Artifact Embryo,’  ‘Tempering,’  and  ‘Spirit  Awakening?”  At  the  very most, you’ll be powerful in the ‘Spirit Awakening’ process. What  about  the  ‘Artifact  Embryo?’  “Tempering?’”  Ou  Yezi sneered.  “Even  the  simplest  ‘Tempering’   process  requires tempering agents. Are you capable of providing that? As for High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, it requires Coldmist Air!”
Ou Yezi once again had the arrogance of a grandmaster.

“As for the most important ‘Artifact Embryo’  process. The method of crafting an ‘Artifact Embryo’ requires one to have experience, countless amounts of experience. One could only obtain result through countless slow accumulation of experience. A grandmaster artifact craftsman has to create an artifact crafting technique that suits him the best. In order to do that, he is required to go through countless experiments. To do that takes a very long period of time. You have only researched for such a short period of time, what sort of accomplishment could you possibly have in crafting Artifact Embryo?”
When Ou Yezi said to this point, his tone had already turned aggressive.

“Ou Yezi, let me reply with the words you have said earlier. There are numerous theory experts in the Divine Realm, how many among them could truly craft artifacts? You can stop talking rubbish anymore. I shall craft an artifact before you to show you. How about that?” Qin Yu looked straight at Ou Yezi. From his eyes was a sense of oppression.

Ou Yezi took a deep breath.

He sneered and said. “Good. Good. Qin Yu, you are the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace. You can also be considered the number one individual in formation arrays. Today, I shall see you craft an artifact. I shall see if your craftsmanship ability is as powerful as your mouth!” Qin Yu merely smiled indifferently. He was disinclined to argue with Ou Yezi.

Instead, he walked to the center of the artifact crafting hall.

“Qin Yu…” Seeing this scene, Huangfu Jing was unable to refrain from speaking. She also felt worried for Qin Yu. All Huangfu Jing knew was that Qin Yu had only been bestowed the golden scrolls by the Utmost East Sage Emperor two thousand plus years ago.

From Huangfu Jing’s point of view, how could Qin Yu’s craftsmanship ability possibly be able to match up against the Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi?

If Qin Yu were to fail, then how would Ou Yezi possibly let him off that easily?

“Good!”    The   Utmost   East   Sage   Emperor   Huangfu   Yu suddenly spoke. Huangfu Yu smiled and surveyed everyone present. “Everyone, this time, everyone would be able to see an eye-opener and watch two expert artifact craftsman crafting artifacts in succession. This opportunity is extremely hard to come by. Everyone, enjoy yourselves.”
After the Utmost East Sage Emperor said those words, everyone grew silent.

“Humph.” Ou Yezi coldly humphed. He then also walked to the side, sat down and proceeded to quietly watch Qin Yu in the center of the artifact crafting hall.

“Your Lordship, that Qin Yu…” The old man beside Ou Yezi spoke.

Ou Yezi’s eyes slightly narrowed and started emitting a cold light. “That Qin Yu is extremely powerful in formation arrays. Thus, he is definitely going to be very good with the ‘Spirit Awakening’ process. However, I do not believe that he would be powerful in the ‘Artifact Embryo’ and ‘Tempering’ processes. Does he think that it is that easy to become a grandmaster artifact craftsman?”
That old man nodded. 
Standing in the middle of the great hall, Qin Yu extended his hand. He cast away the robe on his body. Artifact crafting experts would generally have their upper body bare. That was because they feared that their clothes might get in the way of artifact crafting. If any mistake were to happen, then it was possible for their crafting to be a failure.

Qin Yu extended his hand and an Unyielding Whirling Space Destroying Hammer appeared in his hand. A black stone platform also appeared before him.

“Qin Yu, the materials are here.”  Huangfu Yu said. At the same time, nearly a hundred materials flew toward Qin Yu.

Qin Yu waved his sleeve. Of the nearly a hundred materials, half flew before Qin Yu. As for the other half, they turned around and flew toward the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

“Half is enough!” Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “Arrogant!” Ou Yezi coldly humphed.

Qin Yu however had a rejoiceful smile on his face. The Spatial Energy from the New Cosmos started to fill the air. It covered Qin Yu’s surroundings.

Wherever the Spatial Energy covered, it would all be in Qin Yu’s control.

This sort of sensation of being in complete control had caused Qin Yu to be brimming with confidence.

“Hoh~~” Qin Yu extended his left hand. Black Divine Flames, White Pure Flames and traces of Void Flames erupted forward. While sticking close to the surface of the stone platform, the flames began to move. It was like they were obedient little children.

Seeing this scene, Ou Yezi’s expression instantly changed. “What a powerful flame controlling ability.” Thought Ou Yezi in his heart.

Everyone present in the artifact crafting hall was holding their breaths as they looked.

As for Huangfu Jing, she was unable to take her eyes off Qin Yu. Qin Yu’s confident smile and his nearly perfect movements caused her heart to tremble.

“Let’s begin.”  Qin Yu’s eyes were shining brightly. Holding the Unyielding Whirling Space Destroying Hammer in his right hand, he smashed it downwards!

Sound of whistle was heard. When the Unyielding Whirling Space Destroying Hammer smashed the materials on the stone platform, nine whirlwinds were immediately sent forth by the hammer. Qin Yu’s hammer smashing speed had suddenly increased. Countless little whirlwinds began to engulf the entire black stone platform. The space above the black stone platform seemed to be completely distorted. All sorts of materials were vibrating within the whirlwinds. At this moment, the Black Divine Flames, White Pure Flames and the Void Flames had also joined the fun.

“Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!” ….

There was no other sound in the entire artifact crafting hall. The only sound was the sound of the hammer pounding on the stone platform and the sound of the whirlwind splitting apart the air. The sound of the hammer pounding on the stone platform would sometimes be so fast that it sounded like a thunderstorm and other times, it would be slow and gentle like a spring rain…
The combination of the pounding sound and the whirlwind sound had turned into nearly perfect music.

Practically everyone was enjoying this sort of music. There was someone who wasn’t enjoying it. The current Ou Yezi was extremely agitated. Beads of sweat have even appeared on his forehead. “That hammering technique, there’s actually traces of Chehou Yuan’s ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers.’ There’s also those whirlwinds and flames, how did
they match each other that well? Combined, they, they are actually even more perfect than the ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers!’”
Ou Yezi had seen Chehou Yuan craft artifacts before.

He had never been able to forget the scene of Chehou Yuan using his ‘Tempered Thorough Thousand Hammers.’ However, when seeing Qin Yu crafting right now, it was actually even more perfect than Chehou Yuan’s.

How would he not be astonished?

“This   sort   of   hammering   technique,   the   coordination between space oppressing whirlwinds and the flames; this level of skillfulness, this sort of level where the compatibility seems to be made by the heavens… without hundreds of millions of years of experimentations, how could he possibly reach such a level?” Ou Yezi felt that he had began to shiver slightly.

The amateurs would enjoy the show whereas the experts watched the skill.

Ou Yezi was capable of seeing exactly how powerful Qin Yu’s artifact craftsmanship was. However, as for the rest of the people, they were only enjoying that sort of beautiful sensation brought along by Qin Yu’s crafting.

As he hammered, Qin Yu’s muscles were shown.

Qin Yu’s pair of determined eyes that seemed to have locked on the materials on the stone platform.

The whistling whirlwinds brushing through Qin Yu’s hair.

Among all sorts of scenes, everyone remained quiet. “Truly too wonderful.” Qin Yu had entered a wonderful state. He had also grown extremely excited. He felt extremely good as he hammered.

Under this sort of wonderful state, half a year had passed.

“Bang!”
As the final soul trembling sound slowly dissipate away, the Artifact Embryo was finally completed. This was a long and narrow battle blade. One could tell how sharp the battle blade was just by looking from afar.

Only after the Artifact Embryo was completed did everyone take a breath of relief. Everyone started to quietly chat with one another through Divine Awareness Voice Transmissions. Evidently, each and every one of them was confident in Qin Yu.

“Ou Yezi, how is Qin Yu’s artifact craftsmanship?” Huangfu Yu asked via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. At this moment, Ou Yezi’s expression was somewhat unsightly. However, he still responded back through voice transmission. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, merely by looking at his craftsmanship in the Artifact Embryo, he is indeed extremely amazing. However, the Tempering and the Spirit Awakening process have yet happen, it would not be too late for us to discuss about this when everything’s done.”
“Good, let’s wait till the end and see how good the weapon that Qin Yu created will be.” Huangfu Yu had a face filled with smiles.

“Tempering!”
Qin Yu frowned. “Shoot! In all these years, I’ve been only crafting ordinary materials. I do not know enough about the characteristics of these precious materials. Which tempering agent should I use? How long should I temper them for?”
Qin Yu’s artifact crafting technique, the ‘Nine Revolutions Void Render,’ was a technique where one used one’s sense to dispel the impurity of materials. 
Although he had never touched precious materials before, Qin Yu knew that his Artifact Embryo was extremely perfect. However, what about the Tempering Process?

“I can only rely on my reaction speed.” Qin Yu clenched his teeth and waved his sleeve. A lump of Unitary Heavy Water and a lump of Golden Elemental Heavy Water floated before him.

The battle blade in his hand had directly flew into the center of the two lumps of water.

“I can only rely on my Spatial Energy’s sensing ability.” Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy was the Spatial Energy from the New Cosmos. Its sensing ability was extremely sharp.

However, regardless of how sharp it was, it still required time.

Even the slightest bit of time taken would cause the Tempering process to be inadequate. However, Qin Yu no longer had any other method. He did not have any experience working with precious materials!

Experience was extremely important to the ‘Tempering’ process.

“Chi chi~~~”
Two streams of water revolved around the battle blade. The tempering process was slowly being conducted. Using his Spatial Energy, Qin Yu was able to sense that this battle blade was slowly becoming sharper, more flexible…
The state of the battle blade was increasing continuously.

“It still hasn’t reached the peak.” Qin Yu was still waiting.

However… As if falling down from a ravine, the state of the battle blade suddenly started to decline after reaching the peak. Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy immediately sensed it. In an instant, Qin Yu isolated the two streams of water.

“Although it wasn’t the peak state, it’s still not bad.”
This was the best that Qin Yu could accomplish when he did not have any experience working with the materials.

The Tempering process had concluded!

Only the last step remained… Spirit Awakening.

Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi had spent over three thousand years to set up an extremely complicated level six formation array. What about Qin Yu? Qin Yu was smiling. While smiling, several rays of jade green light was shot out from his fingertips. Formation array… ‘Universe!’
“Spirit Awakening, completed!” Qin Yu’s eyes shined.

The battle blade trembled. On the surface of the completely black battle blade was a trace of jade green seal mark.

Qin Yu extended his hand and the battle blade flew to his hand. The most important thing he must do now was to inspect for the special effect of this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Special effects, they determined whether a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact was powerful.

“Special effect…  Devouring Soul!”  When Qin Yu saw this special effect, he was immediately overjoyed.

Devouring Soul was a special effect practically unseen in High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. It was a special effect that generally only Grandmist Spiritual Treasures possessed. Only the Divine Spear Waning Snow possessed the two special effects of ‘Devouring Soul’ and ‘Body Break.’ Everyone in the artifact crafting hall was looking to Qin Yu who stood in the center. As for Ou Yezi, his current complexion was a bit pale.

“It’s done?” Ou Yezi felt bitter in his mouth.

It required him to spend several thousands of years to complete the Spirit Awakening process. However, what about Qin Yu? He merely needed several breaths of time. The gap was too great.

“Ou Yezi, have a look, what do you think about my High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact when compared to yours?” Qin Yu extended his hand. The battle blade in his hand immediately flew to Ou Yezi.

Ou Yezi’s eyes shined as he looked at the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. “Devouring Soul?’ When he discovered that the special effect was actually this, Ou Yezi was stunned.

To possess the special effect of ‘Devouring Soul,’ this battle blade was definitely comparable to third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and was even close to second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

“Ou Yezi, how is the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that Qin Yu crafted compared to yours?” Huangfu Jing asked. All the rest of the people present looked to Ou Yezi. They were all waiting for his response.

Chapter 28: The New Master Of The Bewitching God Temple

“Your Lordship.”  The two bodyguard leaders, the old man and the youth, both looked to Ou Yezi.

Qin  Yu  smiled  as  he  looked  to  Ou  Yezi.  “As  Ou  Yezi  is  a grandmaster artifact craftsman, he ought to know about the quality of these two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, right?”
Ou Yezi had an extremely ugly expression.

It took him nearly a hundred precious materials and over three thousand years in order to craft a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Furthermore, what he managed to craft in the end was something that barely qualified to be a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.

Yet Qin Yu, he had used only half of the materials and spent less than a year crafting it. However, the final result was a work that can be said to be a peak High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.

One could tell with a single glance who was better.

Ou Yezi’s voice was extremely cold. “Qin Yu’s High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact’s quality is indeed the most top rated. I believe only Chehou Yuan would be capable of surpassing this Heavenly Divine Artifact. This artifact crafting, I, Ou Yezi, admit my inferiority!”
He had admitted defeat!

After the disappearance of the Craftsman God, one of the two grandmaster artifact craftsmen Ou Yezi actually admitted his defeat. All the people that surrounding the artifact crafting hall had instantly gone into an uproar. Everyone had extremely brilliant expressions.

Especially the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu. He had been vexed the entire time that his Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold did not possess any grandmaster artifact craftsman. However, how long had it only been? The formation array grandmaster that he had invited had already reached the surprising level in artifact craftsmanship.

“Qin Yu, who created the method of your artifact craftsmanship? What is it called?” Ou Yezi suddenly stared at Qin Yu. His gaze was like lightning.

Ou Yezi was unable to forget about the scene of Qin Yu crafting his artifact. The scene of the hammer striking down. The scene of the whirlwinds and flames coordinating with one another. They were all practically perfect. It was so perfect, that it was even more stunning than the scene of the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan crafting his Artifact Embryo.

“This artifact crafting technique was created by me.”  Said Qin Yu in a clear voice. He had a confident light to him.

Qin  Yu  looked  to  Ou  Yezi  and  continued.  “This  artifact crafting technique of mine, I have combined the ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers,’ Revolving Void Crafting’ and several tens of other artifact crafting technique. And then, through countless experiments, I finally managed to create this artifact crafting technique. I have named this crafting technique as ‘ Nine Revolutions Void Render.’”
“‘  Nine Revolutions Void Render?’”  Ou Yezi mumbled in a low voice. It was as if he had lost his soul.

“ Nine Revolutions Void Render; nine is the extreme, nine revolutions into three…”  Ou Yezi was mumbling. Seeing Ou Yezi acting like this, the other people were unable to refrain their shock.

This Ou Yezi, could it be that he was shocked so much that he went crazy?

“Ah, Tempered Through Thousand Hammers, Tempered Through Thousand Hammers…” Ou Yezi was suddenly woken up. Then, with lightning like gaze, he stared at Qin Yu. “You said earlier that you have combined ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers.’ This ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers’ was the consummate skill of the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. Chehou Yuan has never once taught others about his artifact crafting skill. How did you know that?”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang, Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei… and the rest of the people, had all noticed that too.

That’s right. Qin Yu said that he had combined ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers’ as well as several tens of other methods and then created his own artifact crafting method through countless experiments. If Qin Yu hadn’t read the ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers,’ how could he possibly be able to combine that?

Could it be…
This Qin Yu was related to the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan?

Qin Yu smiled as he looked to Ou Yezi. “Ou Yezi, it is precisely as you think. I am indeed somewhat related to Senior Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. He has given me the grace of guidance. Furthermore, he has also left the Bewitching God Temple to me!”
“Left the Bewitching God Temple for you?”  Ou Yezi’s eyes were opened wide like a ball.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor and the rest of them all looked at Qin Yu with shocked expressions. All the upper echelons of the Divine Realm knew of the status of the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan and that the Bewitching God Temple was the Craftman God’s headquarters.

“That’s right, I am the new master of the Bewitching God Temple.”  Qin Yu turned around and looked to Huangfu Jing. “Princess  Jing,  you  should  know  Uncle  Fu,  right?…   The housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple, you all ought to know that his name is A’Fu, right?”
“A’Fu, Uncle Fu?” Huangfu Jing was startled.

“So,  so  this  was  the  case.”   Even  the  Utmost  East  Sage Emperor had an expression as if he had suddenly seen the light.

Puppet, they were things that those with high status were capable of buying. Puppets did not possess souls and were also capable of changing their appearances. Thus, even the Godking level experts couldn’t recognize that Uncle Fu was the A’Fu from back then.

After all, there was no method to differentiate a puppet.

Only their masters were capable of controlling them completely through ‘master acknowledgement.’
Ou Yezi looked at Qin Yu. He remained silent for some thing before laughing neurotically. “New master of the Bewitching God Temple, Qin Yu. You are indeed the successor of the Craftsman God. I hold no grievance in my loss.”
“Qin Yu” Ou Yezi stared at Qin Yu. “You have already surpassed the Craftsman God in the ‘Spirit Awakening’ process. In the ‘Artifact Embryo’ process, there was barely any difference between you and the Craftsman God. Only in the process of ‘Tempering’ were you a level weaker. However, it is not hard to increase one’s Tempering level. I believe that a new Craftsman God shall soon be born.”
After he finished saying that, Ou Yezi looked at the Utmost East Sage Emperor. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, although you had invited me to craft three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts for you, it would appear now that Your Majesty Sage Emperor does not require me to remain here and disgrace myself anymore. In that case, I shall take my leave!”
Ou Yezi cupped his hand as a salute.

“Ou Yezi…” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was about to extend his hand to speak but Ou Yezi have directly turned around in a determined manner. At the same time, he said in a deep a low voice to the two guard captains behind him. “Let’s go.”
Just like that, Ou Yezi brought the two guard captains and proceeded to walk toward the entrance of the artifact crafting hall. 
“Ou Yezi, you have yet to receive your reward for the acceptance  of  this  matter  yet.  Please  wait  a  moment.”  The Utmost East Sage Emperor suddenly said in a loud voice.

Back then, the Utmost East Sage Emperor and Ou Yezi have agreed that the Utmost East Sage Emperor would reward him when the artifact crafting process is done. After all, the reward was determined by the quality of the artifact that was crafted.

“I have wasted Your Majesty Sage Emperor’s materials. I do not have the face to accept a reward…” A voice sounded from afar. Ou Yezi had already disappeared with his two guard captains.

This time around, Ou Yezi had truly been greatly shocked.

He, a magnificent grandmaster artifact craftsman, before Qin Yu, was utterly defeated in the artifact crafting that he was most proud of! The current Ou Yezi, how could he possibly still have the face to receive his rewards? A grandmaster like Ou Yezi, what they valued the most was their face, their reputation!

Inside the artifact crafting hall.

At this moment, the Three Great Godkings, the Three Great Palace Masters, including the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang, who had also come to watch Qin Yu craft when he heard about it… All the several tens of people present were looking at Qin Yu. Their gazes contained a peculiar implication.

“Qin Yu…” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu stared  at  Qin  Yu.  “The  new  master  of  the  Bewitching  God Temple, that status is a bit higher than even being my Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.”
Being stared by these several tens of people present, Qin Yu was momentarily at a loss as to what to do. Thus, he could only smile. At an instant, the atmosphere of the entire hall seemed to have frozen.

Suddenly, a crisp and clear laughter was heard. The Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxing took a glance at Huangfu Yu. “Second brother, why are you making that sort of face? Are you planning to scare the new grandmaster artifact craftsman?” Huangfu Liuxiang looked to Qin Yu with a smile. “Qin Yu, there are a couple High Level Heavenly Deities among my disciples that does not have any High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Might it be possible for you…”
“Qin Yu.” The Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei interrupted the Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang’s speech. “I am fond of crafting artifacts. Merely, in the path of artifact craftsmanship, my level is deeply inferior to yours. Might it be possible for you to allow me to observe you as you craft artifacts? Earlier, when I watched your ‘Nine Revolutions Void Render’ artifact crafting technique, I also obtained some comprehension in my heart.”
“Enough.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu’s expression changed. “Qin Yu is after all the Palace Master of our Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace. He must also have time to himself. Mn. Furthermore, the several elite mid squadrons of the Misty Mystic Palace don’t have enough troops. I will
immediately sent forth the Imperial City’s elite Heavenly Deity squadron.”
Such enthusiasm. The Three Great Godkings had immediately changed their attitudes towards Qin Yu. Qin Yu felt that the Three Great Godkings even considered him as someone on the same level as them.

Grandmaster artifact craftsmen, although their strength was inferior to the Godkings, their status was not much lower than the Godkings’.

Moreover, to many people, grandmaster artifact craftsmen were people that were even more sought after!

Not only the Three Great Godkings, the other Three Great Palace Masters and the imperial clansmen of the Huangfu Clan had all become astonishingly enthusiastic toward Qin Yu. 
Many of the imperial clansmen were also dreaming of being able to obtain a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.

After all, High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts were truly too sparse.

“Qin Yu, let me see this battle blade. I want to see exactly how exceptional it is. Earlier, when that Ou Yezi saw this battle blade, he did not say a single word regarding it.” Huangfu Liushui took the battle blade from Qin Yu.

After a short moment…
“Devouring Soul, this battle blade’s special effect is actually Devouring Soul!”  When Huangfu Liushui carefully inspected the battle blade that Qin Yu crafted, he was completely astonished.

Earlier, when Ou Yezi inspected the battle blade, he did not inform others of the battle blade’s special effect. 
Only when Huangfu Liushui received the battle blade and cried out in shock did the rest of the people know about why this battle blade was so astonishing.

“Devouring Soul?” The Three Great Godkings looked at each other. They were stunned for a moment.

To be able to craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact already qualified one to be a grandmaster artifact craftsman. However, the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that Qin Yu crafted actually possessed the special effect of ‘Devouring Soul.’ It definitely qualified it to be a top work among the High Quality Heavenly DIvine Artifacts.

Only the ‘Waning Snow’ that the Craftsman God had crafted was able to surpass it.

Seeing the expression of gazes the Three Great Godkings and the rest of the people looked to him with, Qin Yu felt a burst of helplessness. It would appear that he had displayed too much of his strength. However, in order for him to have a higher certainty in the groom search, Qin Yu had no choice but to reveal his strength.

A countless number of thunderbolts struck down frantically from the sky. This area of thousands of miles was practically covered with thunder and lightning. Outsiders were completely unable to get near this place at all. In the middle of this thunder and lighting region was a floating city.

This was a city of thunder and lightning. One of the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm… the Northwestern Region’s Thunder Punishment City.

Inside the Thunder Punishment Palace’s Sage Emperor Palace. The Northwestern Sage Emperor Zhou Huo wore a purple gown. He was casually lying on his chair. With a light laugh, he said. “Ou Yezi, how come you’ve come back so early? Three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, shouldn’t that take ten thousand years? Could it be that, Ou Yezi, your artifact crafting ability has increased?”
“Your  Majesty,  please  don’t  make  fun  of  me.”   At  this moment, Ou Yezi was seated on the other side. He appeared to be languid and powerless. “This time around, I’ve lost very miserably.”
“Lost very miserably? What happened?”  Zhou Huo sat up straight. He looked at Ou Yezi with a confused expression.

Zhou Huo have a very good attitude toward Ou Yezi. He had treated him like his good friend the entire time and had never oppressed him with his status of Sage Emperor.

After all, other than the missing Craftsman God, there remained only two grandmaster artifact craftsmen in the Divine Realm. And the other grandmaster was even a direct descendent from the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City. It was impossible for him to serve another clan.

“This time when I proceeded to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, never would I have imagined that in there was the successor of the Craftsman God, the new master of the Bewitching God Temple.” Ou Yezi laughed at himself. “It took me over three thousand years to craft an artifact. However, that Qin Yu spent less than a year yet crafted a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact better than the one I made.” Zhou Hou violently stood up.

“Craftsman God’s successor? His craftsmanship ability was stronger than even you?” The Northwest Sage Emperor Zhou Huo had grown serious.

Ou Yezi smiled bitterly and said. “That’s right. I must admit that his craftsmanship ability was stronger than mine. Although his craftsmanship ability is currently a bit weaker than the Craftsman God, I believe… it would not take long for him to become the New Craftsman God.”
“Your Majesty, I also felt that the Formation Array Flow method has already reached its limit. This time, I want to enter seclusion training to once again research for another method to craft artifacts. In this period of time, I will be unable to craft artifacts for Your Majesty.” Ou Yezi suddenly stood up.

Formation Array Flow, it was a mistaken path for artifact crafting to begin with. To be able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts while walking down this mistaken path, that was truly a pinnacle one could reach. No matter how much more effort one put into it, one would still be unable to reach Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s level.

“Good. You can go. I will make sure no one bothers you.” Zhou Hou said with extremely sincerity.

After seeing Ou Yezi walking away to train, Zhou Hou started to frown deeply. Another grandmaster artifact craftsman was born. Furthermore, Ou Yezi admitted that he was inferior. The significance of this was extremely great.

In this world, there existed no walls that didn’t leak air through. Regardless of whether it was Mount Dazzling Gold or Thunder Punishment City, news of the emergence of the new grandmaster artifact craftsman would be spread.

Soon, the various powers of the Divine Realm had all managed to learn what had happened. They also came to know one particular thing. Qin Yu’s crafting ability was something that made even Ou Yezi resigned himself to being inferior. 
Right after that, the various Sage Emperors and even the Three Great Ascender Powers started to regret incessantly.

Back then, when Qin Yu managed to deploy a formation array space, they had merely dispatched Heavenly Deities to invite him. In the end, because the Utmost East Sage Emperor possessed the favorable location, he was the first to succeed in getting to Qin Yu.

If they were to have used their statuses as Sage Emperors to personally go and invite him, then Qin Yu would likely have gone to them.

However, who would’ve thought that Qin Yu would’ve become a grandmaster artifact craftsman? Furthermore… it would appear now that Qin Yu was even hopeful in becoming the New Craftsman God!

Chapter 29: Clear Words

Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City.

Soaring Cloud Mansion.

The Soaring Cloud Mansion could be considered a pretty decent mansion in Floating Snow City. It was also the prince of the Thunder Punishment City Zhou Xian’s residence in Flowing Snow City. Inside the quiet courtyard within the Soaring Cloud Mansion.

Snowflakes were gently falling down on top of the trees, yet Zhou Xian was frowning as he looked at the Low Level Heavenly Deity before him.

“You said that a new grandmaster artifact craftsman has emerged? Furthermore, his artifact crafting ability is even stronger    than    Ou    Yezi’s?”      Zhou    Xian    questioned. “Furthermore, that man is that formation array grandmaster Qin Yu?” The Low Level Heavenly Deity said respectfully. “Yes, that’s right, my lord. Furthermore, it was Lord Ou Yezi who personally admitted that he was inferior.”
“Qin Yu, Qin Yu…”
Zhou Xian’s brows were frowned even more pronouncedly.
He then waved his hand. “You can withdraw.”
“Yes, my lord.” The Low Level Heavenly Deity quickly left the courtyard. Only Zhou Xian remained standing in the courtyard. The snowflakes landed on his body but he didn’t care for them in the slightest.

“Qin Yu, why must this new grandmaster artifact craftsman be named Qin Yu?” Zhou Xian felt a bit fidgety.

He hated the name ‘Qin Yu.’ That was because Zhou Xian knew that back when Li’er was in the Mortal Realm, the youth that she knew was also called Qin Yu. “They  are  both  called  Qin  Yu,  could  they  possibly  be related?”  Zhou Xian immediately then laughed at himself. “I am truly neurotic. Ten thousand plus years ago, that Qin Yu was still only a Immortal cultivator in the Mortal Realm. No matter how fast his cultivation speed is, it is still impossible for him to become a Divine Realm’s grandmaster artifact craftsman.”
To Zhou Xian, an Immortal cultivator from the Mortal Realm was merely an ant. He had never once cared about them.

However, Zhou Xian had forgotten…
That in this world, there were Spatial Divine Artifacts which possessed the ability to accelerate time. When ten thousand plus years were to be accelerated by a thousand times, it would be more than ten million years.

At the time when Zhou Xian obtained this information, Jiang Lan of the Wood Mansion had also obtained this information. According to the agreement he had with Qin Yu, once Qin Yu publicized his status as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, he would go and inform the Utmost North Sage Emperor that they could start the groom search for Li’er.

Inside the Wood Mansion.

“I reckon that Li’er is still in Little Yu’s cosmic space?” Jiang Lan looked to the southeast direction. “I’ll give Little Yu some time to prepare. In ten years, I’ll go and inform big brother about this.”
To the experts of the Divine Realm, ten years was an extremely short amount of time.

The reason why Jiang Lan decided to do such a thing was so that Qin Yu would have more time to prepare.

Qin Yu spent about half a year and crafted another High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. The Utmost East Sage Emperor had originally requested for Ou Yezi to craft three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Ou Yezi had only crafted one High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, thus, including the battle blade, Qin Yu had crafted two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

“Your Majesty Sage Emperor, after this crafting session, I believe that I am still a bit inadequate in crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. This subordinate will definitely return and train a bit more.”  Said Qin Yu as he handed the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was in an extremely good mood.
It was extremely different when one possessed one’s own grandmaster artifact craftsman. Back then, that Ou Yezi had sought for an extremely high asking price to craft artifacts. However, what about Qin Yu? He did not ask for anything at all. Merely, as a token of appreciation, the Utmost East Sage Emperor gave Qin Yu some materials.

“Qin Yu, go ahead and train. If there is anything that you need, feel free to tell me. I will definitely try my best to obtain them for you.” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu as he laughed heartily.

“Thank you, Your Majesty Sage Emperor.” Said Qin Yu as he slightly bowed.

Qin Yu clearly felt that when he encountered the Three Great Godkings now, they no longer displayed an air of arrogance. Instead, they had become extremely amiable towards him.

As for, towards other people, the Three Great Godkings still possessed their usual haughtiness.

“I reckon that Li’er has been anxiously waiting.” Qin Yu felt a bit bad. As he had been outside for over three thousand years, Li’er must’ve been training for several tens of millions of years inside his Cosmos.

Qin Yu rushed back to the Misty Mystic Palace. After telling others to not allow anyone to disturb him, he entered his Cosmos. 
New Cosmos. On the New Purple Mystic Star.

On the continuous mountain range of the East Hazy Mountain. Standing on a little mountain top was a white clothed woman. It was precisely Li’er who had stopped her training.

“Big brother Qin Yu, when will you be coming back?” Li’er had a slightly worried expression.

Li’er suddenly felt that someone had hugged her tightly from behind. Li’er was startled. However, from that familiar aura, she knew who it was that had arrived.

“Li’er.” That voice she had waited for a long time once again sounded next to her ears.

“Big brother Qin Yu.” Li’er turned around and looked at Qin Yu with a pleasantly surprised expression. “You’ve finally come back. That’s truly, truly great.” “Why are you outside and not training in the artifact crafting hall?” Qin Yu asked. From Qin Yu’s point of view, if Li’er were to immerse herself in training, time would pass by very quickly.

Li’er looked to Qin Yu. She slightly bulged her mouth and shook her head like a spoiled child. “No. Time passes too slowly in the artifact crafting hall. Ten thousand years in the artifact crafting hall would only be a single year outside. Thus, I’ve come out to wait for you. Sure enough, I’ve only waited for a short moment and you’ve already returned.”
Hearing these words, Qin Yu was moved.

Short moment?

Qin Yu was the master of this cosmos. While Qin Yu was crafting, he had already noticed that Li’er had left the artifact crafting hall and was awaiting him on the East Hazy Mountain’s mountaintop. However, because he was crafting, he could not be distracted.

Thus, he had restrained himself all the way till now. Merely, Qin Yu became even more moved from Li’er being so understanding of others. He also loved her even more because of that. “Li’er, I have already publicized that I am the new master of the Bewitching God Temple to the world.”
“Publicized?” Li’er had a pleasantly surprised expression.

Li’er knew very well in her heart that once Qin Yu publicized his identity as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, Uncle Lan would go and tell her Imperial Father to formally publicize the matter of her groom search.

“Big brother Qin Yu, are, are you going to Floating Snow City to participate in the groom search?” Li’er asked once again.

To participate in the groom search would be extremely difficult. Had Qin Yu not had the identities of ‘grandmaster artifact craftsman’ and ‘new master of the Bewitching God Temple,’ then he would not have much hope of obtaining Li’er’s hand in marriage. However now, Qin Yu possessed sufficient strength to compete against the other four people.

“Rest assured, no matter what, I will not allow anyone to snatch you away from me.”  Qin Yu hugged Li’er even more tightly and enjoyed that warm sensation.

Qin Yu had merely stayed a single day in his Cosmos.

The second day.

“Li’er, I will immediately go and inform the Utmost East Sage Emperor about this matter. I believe that he will not oppose to this. After that, I will directly set off for Floating Snow City!” Qin Yu smiled as he looked at Li’er.

Li’er displayed a smile of happiness. Softly, she nodded her head. 
“Big brother Qin Yu, the Utmost East Sage Emperor really won’t oppose it?” Li’er was slightly worried.

“He won’t, unless he wants to force me to leave the Mount Dazzling Gold.” Qin Yu’s voice was a bit cold.

For Li’er, Qin Yu was prepared to discard everything. Regardless of who it were, they would not be able to obstruct him and Li’er. Although Qin Yu had a favorable impression of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, when the Utmost East Sage Emperor invited him, he had done so through viewing his strength in high regards.

If he were to refuse Qin Yu, then Qin Yu would simply choose to leave determinedly.

Qin Yu returned to the Misty Mystic Palace.

“Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong, the two of you prepare yourselves. I am planning to go out. The two of you can follow me.” Said Qin Yu directly.

Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu looked at each other. They were both confused.

“Master, where are you planning to go?”
“Your Lordship, you are leaving?” Two adorable girls walked over from the side. These two girls were Hong Yu and Lu Shui who had passed their Divine Tribulations.

Wu Lan and them had already passed their Divine Tribulations.

“To…  the Utmost North Floating Snow City!”  Said Qin Yu with a clear-cut tone.

Uncle Fu’s eyes instantly started to shine. Uncle Fu was someone who knew a lot about Qin Yu. Thus, he naturally knew what Qin Yu planned to do going to the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. Uncle Fu immediately said. “Master, I will go and prepare right away.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded. He then left the Misty Mystic Palace and started to proceed for the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace.

In the back garden of the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, his Empress Xu Yan and their daughter Huangfu Jing, were currently chatting together. Huangfu Yu and Xu Yan both had faces filled with smiles.

“Little Jing, what’s there for you to be embarrassed about? That Qin Yu is indeed very outstanding. I also know that you have a favorable impression of him. In that case, I, your Imperial Father, shall go and tell him for you. What do you think?” Said Huangfu Yu with a gentle chuckle.

Huangfu Jing and the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master Qin Yu possessed a very good relationship with each other; this was something that practically everyone in Dazzling Gold City knew.

Furthermore, Huangfu Ling, Huangfu Liehuo, Huangfu Liushui and many others had frequently mentioned this to the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

Although Qin Yu of the past was extremely outstanding, it was still unlikely for the Utmost East Sage Emperor to take the initiative to sent forth his daughter. However, the current Qin Yu had already greatly satisfied the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

A grandmaster artifact craftsman. Furthermore, he was someone that could potentially become the new Craftsman God.

This grandmaster artifact craftsman was not a direct descendent of the Huangfu Clan.

Thus, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu urgently wanted to use the method of marriage to lock this grandmaster artifact craftsman to Mount Dazzling Gold. 
“Imperial Father, if you were to speak so directly, wouldn’t that just be making things embarrassing for me?”  Huangfu Jing was a bit humiliated and angry.

Could a woman be able to take the initiative on such matters?

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and his wife Xu Yan glanced at each other. The two of them both started to laugh out loud. Huangfu Jing’s face had instantly grown red. It was as if she were about to drip blood.

“Little  Jing,  you  can  rest  assured.  Your  Imperial  Father knows very well about how to speak properly. I would definitely not make things difficult for you.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu laughed out loud. “You are also a daughter of me, the Utmost East Sage Emperor. You are also a High Level Heavenly Deity. You are able to match Qin Yu.”
“Little Jing.”  Xu Yan also smiled and said. “Do you think what we plan to do would be good?” Huangfu Jing’s face was already red. She moved her mouth. “Everything shall be determined by my parents.” Her voice was very low. However, the Utmost East Sage Emperor and his wife heard it very clearly. This had also lead to two of them to start smiling.

In the Divine Realm, couples with the same level of status and an affinity with each other were extremely rare. The Utmost East Sage Emperor was happy that his daughter would have such a husband. At the same time, he was happy that Qin Yu would become even more intimate with their Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold.

“Your Majesty.”
Suddenly, a guard from outside had run in. He walked to a distance not far from the Utmost East Sage Emperor, bowed and said. “Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, Lord Qin Yu, is outside and is seeking Your Majesty’s attendance for an important matter.”
“Haha, we were just speaking about him and here he comes. Little Jing, perhaps I do not even have to mention it and he’ll be the one to instead.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was happy to his heart’s content. He then said to the guard. “Quickly, go and let Qin Yu in.”
“Yes.”
That guard rapidly left.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and his wife Xu Yan were filled with smiles as they looked to Huangfu Jing. Huangfu Jing took a deep breath. She calmed herself a bit. However, her face was still a bit red.

The sounds of footsteps were heard.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor, his wife and Huangfu Jing all looked over to the distant. They saw Qin Yu, who wore a black gown, walking towards them following the little pathway. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, Your Highness the Queen, Princess Jing.” Said Qin Yu with a slight bow.

The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and Xu Yan both smiled and nodded to Qin Yu. Only Huangfu Jing was still in a state of accelerated heartbeat and had a slightly red face.

“Qin Yu, didn’t you just return back to your place a day ago? What sort of important matter do you have on your mind?” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a smile on his face. “If there is something that you need, there is no need to restrain yourself from speaking.”
Hearing the Utmost East Sage Emperor saying those words, Qin Yu also felt a bit more relaxed.

Right after, Qin Yu proceeded to speak his purpose in coming. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, I have been at the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold for pretty long. I have a matter that I have yet to tell you of.” “Oh,  you  have  another  secret?”   The  Utmost  East  Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu still looked at Qin Yu with a smile. “Other than the secret regarding the Bewitching God Temple, I truly want to know what other secrets you might have.”
Hearing the words ‘secret,’ even Huangfu Jing was unable to refrain herself from pricking up her ears to carefully listen.

Qin Yu smiled embarrassedly. “It’s nothing great. A long time ago, when I was still very weak, I was acquainted with the Utmost North Region’s Floating Snow City’s princess, Jiang Li… Only later did I find out about the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s public groom search. The participants of the groom search, the majority of them possess exceptional strength and status. Back then, I had planned to reach some achievement in the matter of artifact crafting before proceeding to the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City.”
“And now, I could be considered as having some achievement in the artifact crafting path. I have prepared to set off for the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City to participate in that public groom search. I hope that Your Majesty Sage Emperor would not hinder me.” Qin Yu said all that in a single breath. After he finished saying those words, he proceeded to look at the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

In Qin Yu’s heart, this was merely a process. As long as the Utmost East Sage Emperor was not dumb, he would not make things difficult for Qin Yu.

However…
After hearing Qin Yu’s words, Huangfu Jing’s expression had instantly turned deathly pale. Huangfu Jing’s mother, Xu Yan, also started to frown.

As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, the smile that he once had was completely gone. He had a gloomy and quiet expression like that of water. “Qin Yu, are you truly planning to participate in that Jiang Li’s public groom search?”

Chapter 30: Knot Of The Heart

Qin Yu immediately noticed the change in the expressions of the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and them. However, Qin Yu had also anticipated that the Utmost East Sage Emperor might not be very happy about his request.

Merely, this matter of participating in the groom search was something that he must do.

“Your Majesty, I have hidden this matter within my heart the entire time. At the same time, this matter was also the reason why I have been striving my hardest to train and research the artifact craftsmanship.” Qin Yu said solemnly.

As one cultivated for a long period of time, practically all cultivators would have a goal in their heart.

Upon hearing this, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu also knew that Qin Yu’s goal was actually Jiang Li. He knew that it would be impossible for him to persuade Qin Yu. No matter what, Qin Yu was a grandmaster artifact craftsman, someone who was in very high demand in the Divine Realm. If he were to be too excessive toward Qin Yu, then it would be possible for Qin Yu to leave Mount Dazzling Gold.

Huangfu Yu would naturally not do such a thing.

Huangfu Yu’s expression returned to normal. He spoke words of persuasion. “Qin Yu, if you truly want to do that, then there is nothing that I can do to stop you. Merely, I want to remind you that those people who are participating in the groom search, many of them possess a very large influence in the Divine Realm. Even if you were to participate, it will still be extremely difficult.”
The goal that he had been striving for all these years, how could he possibly give up from mere difficulties?

“Thank you, Your Majesty Sage Emperor.” Qin Yu smiled and bowed. He then said no more.

Earlier, when Huangfu Yu said those words, he had clearly stated that he would not stop Qin Yu. 
“Qin Yu, didn’t you tell me before that you didn’t know that Jiang Li?” A sharp and clear voice sounded. Qin Yu turned around to look. It was Huangfu Jing who had a very pale complexion.

Seeing Huangfu Jing, Qin Yu’s first reaction was… a headache!

In Qin Yu’s heart, Huangfu Jing was an extremely great girl. Merely, Qin Yu did not have the slightest feeling for her. Ever since he had Li’er in his heart, the other girls were all unable to move his heart in the slightest.

“Princess Jing, back then my strength is still very weak. Even if I said that, it would be for naught. I also do not wish to disgrace myself. Thus, I ended up telling a lie. I hope that princess will not take offense to it.” Qin Yu said sincerely.

Qin Yu truly hoped that Huangfu jing would not be angry because of this. Otherwise, he would feel guilty too. Huangfu Jing laughed desolately a couple times. “Back then, when you asked me the matters regarding Jiang Li, I had suspected that you were related to her. So it truly was the case.”
“Little Jing!”
An awe-imposing low shout was heard. The person who spoke was the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu. Huangfu Yu have turned completely serious as he looked to Huangfu Jing. “Little Jing, Qin Yu is our Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. Who he likes, who he wants to pursue, although I am the Sage Emperor, it is still not something that I can force upon him.”
“Imperial Father, I know.” Huangfu Jing slightly nodded.

Qin Yu was worried. At the same time, he started to examine Huangfu Jing. He took a slight breath of relief. “Fortunately, this Huangfu Jing’s state of mind did not change greatly.” “Qin Yu, if there is anything that you need my help in that Floating Snow City’s groom search, feel free to tell me.”  Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor to Qin Yu while smiling.

Qin Yu felt at ease.

Not only did the Utmost East Sage Emperor not obstruct him, he instead wanted to help him. This naturally caused Qin Yu to have an even more favorable impression of the Utmost East Sage Emperor.

Huangfu Jing’s eyes shined. She raised her head and looked to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, is it possible for you to go to my place before you leave? I would like to have a chat with you.”
“Little Jing.” Huangfu Yu seemed to become a bit angry.

Huangfu Jing displayed a smile to the Utmost East Sage Emperor  Huangfu  Yu.  “Imperial  Father,  rest  assure.  I  am merely planning to have a chat with Qin Yu. I definitely have no other intention.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Yu nodded.

No matter what, Huangfu Jing was still a High Level Heavenly Deity. With the high level of her soul, her ability to bear the shock would not be that low either.

“Qin Yu, are you willing to come to my place?” Huangfu Jing displayed a smile to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu felt a bit numb.

However, what could he possibly do?

Qin  Yu  said  modestly.  “Princess  Jing,  I  am  of  course extremely willing.” Qin Yu had an expression that could still be considered as calm and undisturbed.

Huangfu Jing lightly nodded. She then turned around and bowed  to  the  Utmost  East  Sage  Emperor.  “Imperial  Father, Imperial Mother, your child shall take her leave first.”  After she said that, Huangfu Jing turned to leave. When she was leaving, she took a glance at Qin Yu.

Qin Yu clasped his hands and said. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, Your Highness Empress, I will also be taking my leave.”
“Good. You two can go.” Said Huangfu Yu with a smile.

Just like that, Qin Yu followed behind Huangfu Jing and left with her. As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor and his wife, they looked to Qin Yu and Huangfu Jing leave. Only after the two of them left did they began to discuss.

“Your Majesty, Little Jing, she…” Xu Yan was a bit worried.

She understood very well why the Utmost East Sage Emperor did what he did earlier. After all, Qin Yu was not someone who they could command as they wanted. A grandmaster artifact craftsman, he was someone that all the major powers of the Divine Realm wanted. 
Huangfu Yu slightly smiled and said in a calm and collected manner. “Xu Yan, you can rest assured. For one, Little Jing has a very tenacious mentality. She would not do anything stupid just for such a thing like this. Secondly, it is not certain that Qin Yu would be able to succeed just because he decided to
participate in the groom search.”
Xu Yan also immediately recalled of all the Divine Realm’s outstanding talents that were participating in the groom search. She then also nodded.

Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan, Kui Yinhou and Zhou Xian, was any among them who was easy to handle? Even if Qin Yu was a grandmaster artifact craftsman, he could only be considered as being at around the same level as those four. There was only twenty percent chance of him being able to win in the groom search.

“When that Qin Yu fails the groom search, then perhaps he’ll end up with Jing’er.” Said Huangfu Yu while smiling. Xu Yan slightly nodded. She sighed lowly and said. “We can only hope for Qin Yu to fail.”
Imperial City. Huangfu Jing’s mansion house.

The day gradually darkened. The Dark Curtain of Night from the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City have covered the entire Divine Realm. Under the night sky, under the vague lights of lanterns, Qin Yu and Huangfu Jing sat next to each other one a stone bench.

Behind them was a curved willow tree. The numerous branches of the willow tree were below blown by the air and moving beside the two.

Qin Yu was silent. He didn’t know what to say for the time matter. He took a glance at Huiangfu Jing beside him. Huangfu Jing’s hair was being blown by the wind. It was moving back and forth before Qin Yu’s eyes.

Qin Yu suddenly felt that this Huangfu Jing was a bit pitiful. 
“Qin Yu, your cultivation speed is truly fast.”  Huangfu Jing was the first to speak.

“Eh, it’s not bad.” Qin Yu’s response appeared to be a bit clumsy.

Only then did Huangfu Jing took a low sigh. “Only now did I found out that you’ve trained that hard was actually all for little sister Jiang Li. That’s right, little sister Jiang Li is indeed a very good person. Anyone who has been in contact with her would usually end up liking her.”
“That’s right, Li’er is a very good person.” Qin Yu was unable to help himself from thinking about Li’er.

Once he thought of Li’er, Qin Yu displayed a peaceful smile. Huangfu Jing took a glance at Qin Yu and saw the expression on his face. She smiled bitterly. “Qin Yu, say, why is it that when a person likes another person, it was so hard for them to pin down the reason why they like the other person? After being in the Divine Realm for this many years, I simply do not find any of the other men fancy. However, after being in contact with you for a bit longer, I felt that you’re attracting me. Why is that? Even I myself do not understand why.” Huangfu Jing said those words slowly as if she was talking about someone else. She did not consider that Qin Yu was beside her at all.

Qin Yu was startled.

The smile on his face had instantly disappeared.

“What is this Huangfu Jing talking about?” Qin Yu felt a burst of headache. He looked to Huangfu Jing beside him.

Merely, Qin Yu already have decided in his heart. Thus, he could  only  calm  his  mood.  He  then  said.  “Princess  Jing, regarding that, I too am not very certain.” “Then what about you and little sister Jiang Li?”  Huangfu Jing hurriedly asked. At the same time, she looked to Qin Yu.

Upon mentioning Jiang Li, Qin Yu once again started smiling. “How should I say this? Princess Jing, ever since my infancy till adulthood, I have been always working hard on training myself and fighting others. I have even grew to become fond of that sort of feeling of challenging myself.”
“However…” Qin Yu’s gaze have turned misty. “When I was together with Li’er, I felt that my heart was extremely peaceful. It was as if a lonely boat have returned back to shore. In the Mortal Realm, I have knew Li’er for several tens of years. There was nothing world-shaking that happened between us either. We also did not have any unforgettable separation of life and death. All we had was the peaceful care and concern that we had for each other.”
“A single expression from the eyes, a single smile; we were able to sense the thinking of the other person was thinking through merely those.” Qin Yu have a very natural smile on his face. Huangfu Jing calmly listened to Qin Yu as she looked to Qin Yu.

“Qin Yu’s smile is truly gentle. Merely, that smile is toward little sister Jiang Li.” Thought Huangfu Jing in her heart.

“When she was playing chess, I would watch her from the side. When I am chatting with others, she would be bringing tea or fruits to us… those days, I always remember them.”
Qin Yu closed his eyes.

The depths of Qin Yu’s heart was actually extremely tired. Only when he was together with Li’er would he be capable of loosening himself.

Being immersed in his memories completely, Qin Yu only managed to wake back up after some time. Only at this moment did Qin Yu recall that he was chatting with Huangfu Jing. “Ah, I’m sorry.” Qin Yu looked to Huangfu Jing.

Huangfu Jing’s expression had also turned peaceful. She was watching Qin Yu and waiting for him to open his eyes the entire time. She then smiled to Qin Yu. “You do not have to say sorry. Hearing what you have said, I can already tell the feelings that you two have for each other.”
Huangfu Jing smiled at herself and said. “Qin Yu, I hope you do not find it funny but I have never once talked about the matters of men and women before. Regarding that, I am completely oblivious. All I had was that confused sensation. However, after hearing what you said, I came to know that… a woman’s happiness ought to be having a man that cherishes her and cares about every single aspect of her. I truly envy little sister Jiang Li. Merely… you already have her.”
Huangfu Jing deeply exhaled. She then stood up and smiled to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, there are a lot of people pursuing little sister Jiang Li. All I can do is to offer my best wishes to you.”
Qin Yu heaved a sigh of relief in his heart. 
He was able to sense that although Huangfu Jing might still be tangled about this matter in her heart, her state was a lot better than the time when she was in the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace.

“Thank you.” Qin Yu said solemnly.

Soon after, Qin Yu left Huangfu Jing’s mansion.

Qin Yu did not say anything more. This was the only choice that he could select. He only had Jiang Li in his heart. He cannot forcibly make himself have feelings for a girl merely because the girl had feelings for him.

Sometimes, one must be heartless.

Inside the main hall of the Misty Mystic Palace. Qin Yu glanced at the two people behind him. While smiling, he commanded. “Let’s go!”
“Yes, master.”
Qiuzhong Fu and Uncle Fu replied respectfully. This time around, Qin Yu did not bring with him many people. On the surface, it was only Qiuzhong Fu and Uncle Fu. However, he had also already placed the hundred plus Heavenly Deity servants of his into his New Cosmos’ Purple Mystic Star’s Misty Mountain Villa.

“Li’er, I am setting off for the Floating Snow City.” Said Qin Yu with Heart Voice Transmission.

The New Cosmos was created by Qin Yu. With a single intention, Qin Yu was capable of making his voice sound in Li’er’s ears.

“Mn.” Li’er’s slightly excited voice also sounded in Qin Yu’s heart. 
Qin Yu, Qiuzhong Fu and Uncle Fu left the Misty Mystic Palace like this. They then left the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold and reached the Conveying Array. After that, they entered through the Conveying Array and arrived at the location underneath the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City.

Chapter 31: Entering The Floating Snow City

Right after Qin Yu, Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu walked out of the Conveying Array, they felt burst of chilling sensation on their faces.

When they raised their heads to look, all they saw was a great amount of snow that covered everything. Qiuzhong Fu who stood behind Qin Yu said. “The area surrounding the Floating Snow City snows year round. It is extremely fantastic.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded. His gaze was locked onto that enormous floating city in the sky.

The snowflakes were fluttering about. However, that enormous city was still extremely glamorous. That completely black colored city walls as well as that enormous size of the city gave off an extremely oppressive sensation.

“Floating Snow City, this is the Floating Snow City.” Qin Yu looked to the Floating Snow City and said in a low voice. 
This was the first time that Qin Yu saw the Floating Snow City. Uncle Fu said. “Master, let’s fly over to the entrance of the Floating Snow City first.”
“Good, let’s go.” Qin Yu directly spread out his Spatial Domain and brought Uncle Fu flying with him. Qiuzhong Fu followed behind them. Soon, Qin Yu arrived at the gate of the Floating Snow City.

There was a hundred meter circumference platform outside of the gate. Qin Yu and them landed on this platform.

“Who are you all? This is the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. Unless you have duties here, you are not allowed to enter.”  That high spirited voice sounded from the city gates.

What an attitude. Qin Yu smiled as he looked to the city gates. There are two Heavenly Deity guards at the city gates and numerous other standing on the city walls.

Qiuzhong Fu immediately stepped forward and said in a cold voice. “My Lord is the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. You, quickly go and report that.”
Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master?

Those two Heavenly Deities glanced at each other. A Palace Master from Mount Dazzling Gold possessed even more revered a status than ordinary High Level Heavenly Deities. The attitude of these two Heavenly Deities immediately changed. They smiled to Qiuzhong Fu. “Please wait a moment, I will promptly go and report that.”
Without an invitation letter, regardless of how powerful one was, one would still have to await for the city guards to report back. In merely a couple breaths worth of time, a person flew down from the city wall with a lightning-like speed. It was a handsome youth wearing a silver battle armor. This handsome youth managed to determine with a single glance that Qin Yu was the leader of the three.

“This one is a mid squadron captain of the city guards. Zhou Jianfei pays his respects to Palace Master Qin Yu.” That handsome youth smiled humbly to Qin Yu and said.

“You know me?’ Qin Yu was a bit surprised. He remembered that he had not announced his name yet.

That Zhou Jianfei slightly smiled and said. “Anyone in the Divine Realm that is slightly more informed knows of Palace Master Qin Yu’s great name and that Palace Master Qin Yu is the new grandmaster artifact craftsman. In terms of strength, Palace Master Qin Yu is even a tier above Grandmaster Ou Yezi.”
Upon hearing what this Zhou Jianfei said, Qin Yu managed to make a lot of connections in his heart. 
Only how long had it been since he crafted the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts? Never had he expected that even a mid squadron captain from the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City knew of him. It would appear that this matter had spread extremely fast and wide.

“Palace Master Qin Yu, is the reason for your coming in this time around in regards to princess’s groom search?” Said that Zhou Jianfei with a smile on his face.

Qin Yu looked to Zhou Jianfei with a shocked expression.

“Palace Master Qin Yu need not be shocked. In these years, of the outstanding talents that have come to our Floating Snow City, the vast majority of them have come for our princess.” Zhou Jianfei continued.

Qin  Yu  lightly  nodded  his  head.  He  directly  said.  “That’s right. I have come precisely to participate in that groom search.” Zhou Jianfei displayed a cheerful expression. He said. “Palace Master Qin Yu’s status is very high. Furthermore, you are also the new grandmaster artifact craftsman. In the entire Divine Realm, there are not many outstanding talents that can match up against Palace Master Qin Yu. This matter of groom
search, I believe Palace Master Qin Yu is extremely hopeful. Ah, let me dispatch someone to relay this matter to the Imperial City first.”
Zhou Jianfei immediately waved his hand and summoned a person.

“My lord.” That Heavenly Deity soldier bowed as he waited for the order.

“The  grandmaster  artifact  craftsman  from  the  Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, Palace Master Qin Yu, has come precisely to participate in the princess’s groom search. You are to promptly report this matter to the Imperial City.” Zhou Jianfei shouted.

“Yes, my lord.”  That Heavenly Deity soldier, upon hearing the words ‘Palace Master’ and ‘grandmaster artifact craftsman,’ immediately started feeling a burst of quiver. He took a peek at Qin Yu and then proceeded to rapidly rush toward the Imperial City.

Had it been an ordinary person coming to participate in the groom search, then Zhou Jianfei would’ve just casually arrange a residence for them. It was impossible for them to be announced to the Imperial City. Only for the true bigshots, the news of their arrival would immediately be reported back to the Imperial City and the Utmost North Sage Emperor.

“Palace  Master  Qin  Yu,  please  follow  me  to  the  guard’s mansion to rest first. In a short moment, His Majesty Sage Emperor will definitely prepare arrangements for Palace Master Qin Yu.” That Zhou Fei said polite and modestly to Qin Yu.

“In that case, I will trouble Brother Zhou.” Qin Yu lightly smiled to Zhou Jianfei.

Qin Yu had a very good impression of this Zhou Jianfei. The news of Qin Yu’s arrival at the Floating Snow City was passed through numerous people. In the end, it was the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s attendant that personally hurried to the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan’s resting place to report this matter to him.

Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace. At the shore of a pond at the eastern region of the palace.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan was currently leisurely fishing. A beautiful woman wearing a light blue gauze dress walked over to Jiang Fan rapidly. Without turning his head back, Jiang Fan said. “Yu Shang, what’s the matter?”
“Your Majesty, earlier, a news was sent from the city gates. It said that the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, that is, the new grandmaster artifact craftsman, Qin Yu, has arrived at our city.” Yu Shang said respectfully.

Jiang Fan immediately stood up. He turned around and looked to Yu Shang. He had a cheerful expression in his eyes. “Are you talking about that Qin Yu whose artifact craftsmanship was a tier higher than even Ou Yezi?”
“That is correct, Your Majesty.” Yu Shang said respectfully.

“Quickly, you are to personally bring people to receive him. As for where to arrange him, mn, arrange him to live in the Floating Cloud Mansion! That’s right, Floating Cloud Mansion!” Jiang Fan promptly said.

The Floating Cloud Mansion was a relatively well known mansion in the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. The Floating Snow City was also a place without grandmaster artifact craftsman. Sometimes, Jiang Fan would also be vexed because of the matter of Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

To befriend a grandmaster artifact craftsman, that was an extremely important matter.

“Your Majesty, the news sent from the city gates said that Qin Yu had come this time in order to participate in princess’s groom search!” Yu Shang added. 
Jiang Fan was slightly startled.

“Groom search?”  At this moment, Jiang Lan didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

He was both happy and distressed. He was happy that even Qin Yu, a grandmaster artifact craftsman, have come to participate in the groom search. He was distressed because… he has still yet to determine the date for the groom search.

“Oh second brother, you’re always so protective of Li’er. How do you want me to face the people of the world?” Jiang Fan also have no way to deal with Jiang Lan. For the matter of the groom search, Jiang Lan had already said that he would even fight his brother with his life on the life. What then could Jiang Fan possibly do?

His second brother’s strength was definitely not inferior to him. Furthermore, even if the groom search was to be cancelled, he still could not fight a battle of life and death against his brother.

However, Qin Yu, the new grandmaster artifact craftsman who was hopeful of becoming the New Craftsman God, coming to participate in the groom search had still brought Jiang Fan immense happiness.

“Yu Shang, you are to prepare the matter of Qin Yu’s residence at the Floating Cloud Mansion. Remember, if that Qin Yu has any request, make sure to satisfy them to the best of your ability.” Jiang Fan entrusted the task to Yu Shang.

“Yes, Your Majesty.” Yu Shang said respectfully.

“Good, you can go.” Jiang Fan waved his hand to dismiss Yu Shang. However, at this moment, he started frowning. He was thinking. “Now that even this suddenly emerged Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu has come, it would appear that the process of the groom search will be a bit more complicated.” Jiang Fan had a slight smile on his face.

“Trying to obtain my daughter, how could it possibly be okay if each and every one of them doesn’t demonstrate their sincerity?”  Jiang Fan became even more clear about the plan for the groom search.

“That future father-in-law of mine is truly cordial in his treatment toward me.”  Qin Yu looked at the elegant mansion before him. Having walked the Floating Snow City, this Floating Cloud Mansion before him was definitely one of the top ten mansions in the Floating Snow City.

He then looked to the team of maids beside him.

“Palace Master Qin Yu, these maids were all arranged by His Majesty. They would be attend to Palace Master Qin Yu’s everyday needs. If Palace Master Qin Yu has any requests, please feel free to instruct them. They will transmit the information back into the Imperial City. We would definitely do  our  best  to  satisfy  your  requests.”  Said  Yu  Shang  while smiling. 
Qin Yu slightly bowed. “Thank you Utmost North Sage Emperor and thank you young lady Wu Shang.”
“In that case, Palace Master Qin Yu, I shall take my leave.”
After seeing Wu Shang leave, Qin Yu said to Qiuzhong Fu. “Qiuzhong, set up the arrangements for these maids. I have some matter to chat with Uncle Fu about.”
“Yes,  master.”   Qiuzhong  Fu  directly  proceeded  to  walk toward those maids.

As for Qin Yu, he entered into the Floating Cloud Mansion with Uncle Fu. After walking for some time, Qin Yu picked a garden in the mansion. Within that garden was a pavilion building.

After entering into the garden. “Uncle Fu, we have arrived at the Floating Snow City. What do you think I should do now?” Qin Yu asked for Uncle Fu’s suggestion.

Uncle Fu smiled an honest and considerate smile. “Master, there is not much use for you to ask me about this matter. The person who you should truly be asking is Lord Jiang Lan.”
“Uncle Lan?” Qin Yu was slightly startled. He then smiled as if he had suddenly understood something.

That’s right.

Uncle Lan was definitely going to be the one who was most familiar with all the various powers and their relations in the Floating Snow City. Asking Uncle Lan, Uncle Lan would definitely give the most suited suggestion.

“Little Yu.” A familiar voice sounded from nearby. Qin Yu turned his head  around  to  look.  He  was  pleasantly  surprised.  “Uncle Lan?”
The person who have arrived was precisely Jiang Lan.

Jiang Lan wore a dark golden colored gown. He was walking over while smiling. “I had originally thought that it would still take some time for you to come over. I had planned to have the Utmost North Sage Emperor officially start the groom search in ten years. Never had I anticipated that you would’ve come already.”
“Thank you Uncle Lan. I had been thinking about this matter the entire time. Thus, I naturally would want to come as soon as possible.” Qin Yu answered.

“In that case, you should quickly send Li’er out. To officially start the groom search, we cannot be lacking Li’er.” Jiang Lan scolded Qin Yu while smiling. Qin Yu suddenly came to realize that and immediately have an intention to send Li’er out. Jiang Li appeared out of thin air beside Qin Yu.

“Big brother Qin Yu.” Pleasantly surprised, Li’er said.

The first person Li’er saw was Qin Yu. After that, she saw Uncle Lan. She promptly said to Uncle Lan. “Uncle Lan, you’ve come?”
“Of course I have to come. When I go to tell your Imperial Father that the groom search could begin, you obviously have to come with me. With you telling him about it yourself, then it will be right and proper.” Said Jiang Lan with a light smile.

Li’er slightly nodded.

“Little Yu, then I’ll be leaving with Li’er.” Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu.

“Please wait a moment.” Qin Yu promptly said. “Little Yu, is there something else?” Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu with confusion. Qin Yu immediately said the matter in his heart. “Uncle Lan, is there anything that I should do after having arrived here? I should at least make good connections with some of the people of the Floating Snow City, right?”
The current Qin Yu knew nothing about the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City.

Jiang Lan immediately started smiling.

“Little Yu, you are overthinking. All you need to do is to remain in the Floating Snow City.” Said Uncle Lan with a smile.

“Remain in the Floating Snow City?”  Qin Yu was unable to understand it.

Jiang Lan nodded and said with certainty. “That’s right, you merely need to remain in the Floating Cloud Mansion. There Is no need for you to go out at all. Just wait… the news of your arrival in the Floating Snow City would soon spread through the entire Floating Snow City. At that time, there are certainly going to be a lot of people coming to pay you a visit. The amount of people that wanted to befriend a grandmaster artifact craftsman is extremely numerous.”
“Ha, right…” Qin Yu started laughing.

The person on the spot is baffled whereas the onlooker sees things clearly! As the matter concerned the marriage between Qin Yu and Li’er, Qin Yu’s had become unable to think calmly. He had actually forgotten that he was a grandmaster artifact craftsman.

To the experts of the Divine Realm, Heavenly Divine Artifacts were extremely important.

Even if a High Level Heavenly Deity possessed a good Heavenly Divine Artifact, he would still inevitably have friends or relatives. For the friends and relatives, he would still have to become intimate with Qin Yu. “You merely need to receive those people well.”  Jiang Lan said while smiling. “Well then, since you’ve already arrived at the Floating Snow City, in a couple days, I will go see the Utmost North Sage Emperor with Li’er and inform him to prepare the public groom search.”
“Okay. I’ve prepared everything already.” Qin Yu nodded and said with certainty.

After that, Qin Yu watched Jiang Lan and Li’er leaving.

The following days was exactly how Uncle Lan had predicted. As Qin Yu, a grandmaster artifact craftsman, had arrived to the Floating Snow City, it had led to many people coming to pay a visit to the Floating Cloud Mansion. The amount of people QIn Yu came to know became more and more numerous.

Of the people that arrived, as long as they had the slightest amount of status and position in the Floating Snow City, Qin Yu would treat them welcomely.

Inside the guest room of the Floating Cloud Mansion. 
“Master, the prince of the Thunder Punishment City, Zhou Xian, is outside and seeking for your appearance.” Said Uncle Fu to Qin Yu respectfully. This had caused Qin Yu to be slightly startled.

“What did you say? Who was the person outside?”  Qin Yu asked.

“The prince of the Thunder Punishment City, Zhou Xian!” Uncle Fu said it again.

Qin Yu involuntarily began to remember the scene from back then. Back then, Zhou Xian destroyed the space with a single wave of his hand. That city from the Mortal Realm was completely destroyed. Even that cute little child that was eating a sugar-coated hawthorn had lost his life.

“I understand the Heavens more than you!”  The words left from Zhou Xian to Qin Yu was something that Qin Yu still remembered. Qin Yu still remembered clearly the expression in the eyes of that cute little child before he died.

“Zhou Xian, was it?” Qin Yu’s eyes slightly narrowed. The corner of his mouth then started to rise slightly. “Uncle Fu, you can let that Zhou Xian in. I will properly receive this prince from the Thunder Punishment City.”

Chapter 32: Meeting

Zhou Xian was carefully inspecting the mansion before him. He had no choice but to admit that this Floating Cloud Mansion was indeed better than his Soaring Cloud Mansion. Regardless of whether it was the size of the mansion or the appearance of the mansion, they were all a tier higher than his.

“Don’t tell me that in my uncle’s eyes, I am inferior to this Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu?” Zhou Xian felt a bit of resentment in his heart. The residences of the various participants of the groom search were all arranged by the Imperial City.

Those with lower status, some of the people in charge within the Imperial City would be able to determine their residences.
As for Zhou Xian, Duanmu Yu, Qin Yu and other people of high status, they were all given mansion houses determined personally by the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan. Qin Yu’s mansion was a bit better than Zhou Xian’s mansion. From this, one could tell that the Utmost North Sage Emperor treated Qin Yu a bit better than Zhou Xian. 
“Lord Zhou Xian, My Lord is at the guest room. Please follow me.” A beautiful looking Heavenly Deity maid arranged by the Utmost North Sage Emperor to Qin Yu said to Zhou Xian.

Only then did Zhou Xian wake back up. He slightly nodded to the maid.

With two Heavenly Deity servants following behind him, Zhou Xian followed behind the maid. They proceeded toward the guest room of the Floating Cloud Mansion. When they reached the entrance door of the guest room.

“I’m sorry but those two servants will have to wait outside.” An indifferent voice sounded.

Zhou Xian turned his head around to look. The person who spoke was Qiuzhong Fu who stood beside the entrance. Zhou Xian commanded. “The two of you stay out here. Do not come in.” As he said that, he proceeded to enter into the guest room. There were only two people in the guest room.

One person was a puppet. Zhou Xian immediately understood that the old man before him ought to be the legendary housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple, Uncle Fu. As for that Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu…
Zhou Xian’s gaze was cast toward that black gowned youngster who had his back facing him.

“Brother  Qin  Yu,  right?  I  am  Zhou  Xian  of  the  Thunder Punishment City!” Zhou Xian displayed a friendly smile on his face.

At this moment, the youngster who had his back facing Zhou Xian the entire time turned around. He had a profound smile on his face. He looked to Zhou Xian. “Brother Zhou Xian, I am very happy to see you!”
Zhou Xian’s pupils suddenly shrunk. He started shaking. Zhou Xian had only heard about the renowned Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu. He too doesn’t know at all how this Qin Yu looked. However, at the moment when he saw Qin Yu, he was astonished….

Back then, the ordinary immortal cultivator from the Mortal Realm who possessed a pretty decent relationship with Jiang Li was also called Qin Yu.

His appearance; it was exactly the same as the ‘Qin Yu’ before him!

There were numerous people in the Mortal Realm. It was not strange for there to be people with the same names. However, what about their appearance? No matter how much of a coincidence it was, it couldn’t have been coincident enough for both the name and appearance to be the same.

“This Qin Yu, could he possibly be the same Qin Yu from the Mortal Realm?” This question came into Zhou Xian’s mind. However, Zhou Xian didn’t dare to directly ask Qin Yu. After all, his relationship with that Qin Yu from the Mortal Realm was especially bad. Thus, his only option was to try to obtain the answers through innuendos.

“Brother Zhou Xian, you have come to my place, so why is it that you’re remaining silent?” Qin Yu said with a smile on his face. He then waved and pointed to a chair to the side. “Brother Zhou Xian, let’s sit down first. We can chat while we drink tea. What do you think?

Zhou Xian who was thinking about how to obtain Qin Yu’s real identity had been woken up by Qin Yu’s words. “Oh. Yes. Yes.” The current Zhou Xian no longer possessed the free and unconstrained personality that he had before.

Qin Yu also didn’t say much. He merely lightly smiled and then went to sit down.

Zhou Xian also sat down. At this moment, Zhou Xian had already calmed himself. He continued to display a friendly smile toward Qin Yu. “Brother Qin Yu, although I have been in the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City, I still managed to hear your great name. The new grandmaster artifact craftsman, the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, you truly are extraordinary. I was even thinking about why Brother Qin Yu would be at the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold? If Brother Qin Yu had been at our
Thunder Punishment City, then wouldn’t that be great? If that was the case, then I would’ve been able to frequently drink and chat merrily with Brother Qin Yu.”
“It’s a pity indeed. However, I have already grew accustomed to Mount Dazzling Gold.” Qin Yu said with a light smile.

Upon seeing Zhou Xian, Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from recalling that scene from back then.

That domineering figure.

Those pitiful mortals that died in desperation through the shattered space. That little child who wanted to eat the sugar- coated hawthorn. That scene was something that Qin Yu could never forget. In addition to that, Qin Yu was also unable to forget the domineering words left by Zhou Xian… “Qin Yu, the Heaven possesses the Heavenly Laws. You, a mere mortal, how could you possibly know anything about the Heavenly Laws? Killing others? Even if I killed all the people in this continent, the
Heavens would still not punish me one bit. Haha… Qin Yu, remember this. I understand the Heavens better than you do!”
Although Qin Yu was recalling those memories, he still displayed a slight smile on his face.

“Brother  Zhou  Xian,  what  might  be  the  reason  for  your coming to my place this time around?” Qin Yu looked to Zhou Xian.

The smiles on Zhou Xian’s face started to bloom completely. “Haha, Brother Qin Yu, I have merely come in order to meet the legendary grandmaster artifact craftsman in order to satisfy my curiosity. Ah, Brother Qin Yu, speaking honestly, you look like a old friend of mine. His name is also called Qin Yu.” As Zhou Xian said these words, his eyes were flickering with lightning. “Old friend?” Qin Yu lifted his brows.

Was this Zhou Xian unable to bear it anymore?

“Zhou Xian, you also looked like an old friend of mine. His name is also Zhou Xian.” Qin Yu also looked to Zhou Xian. They were looking face to face with one another.

Zhou Xian’s expression changed.

At this moment, he had determined that the Qin Yu before him was the same Qin Yu as the Qin Yu from the Mortal Realm.

“Haha. What a coincidence. Merely, I think that old friend of mine, his cultivation strength definitely wouldn’t be able to match Brother Qin Yu’s. There was no need to mention about him being able to reach the grandmaster level in the artifact craftsmanship.” Zhou Xian laughed and said. Although Zhou Xian had determined that the Qin Yu before him was the same Qin Yu as the Qin Yu from the Mortal Realm.

Merely, Zhou Xian didn’t wish to become hostile right away.
Thus, he could only act like he didn’t know Qin Yu.

“Ah. But that old friend of mine called Zhou Xian, his strength was extremely valiant. He had even told me that he understood the Heavens better than me.”  Qin Yu said while beaming with smiles.

Provocation.

Absolute provocation.

The smile on Zhou Xian’s face had became a bit stiff. He then resumed his smile and said. “Oh? Is that really the case? Brother Qin Yu is also a High Level Heavenly Deity. Furthermore, brother Qin Yu is extremely astonishing in the artifact craftsmanship path. There are very few people that understand the Heavens better than you.” Against Qin Yu’s provocation, Zhou Xian instead gave Qin Yu some flattery. 
“Ah.” Zhou Xian suddenly stood up. He then said to Qin Yu helplessly. “Brother Qin Yu, I am truly sorry. I actually have forgotten that I still have an important matter. I shall be taking my leave first. If I have time in the future, I would definitely come and pay Brother Qin Yu a visit again.”
Qin Yu also stood up. “Brother Zhou Xian, godspeed. Please forgive me for not sending you off.”
Zhou Xian bowed a refined and courteous bow while smiling. He then turned around and started walking toward the entrance. However, at the moment when Zhou Xian reached the entrance, he suddenly stopped. He turned around and looked to Qin Yu. While smiling, he asked. “Brother Qin Yu, you’ve come this time around for my cousin?”
“That’s  right.  Brother  Zhou  Xian  ought  to  know  of  my determination.” Qin Yu’s gaze was cast directly on Zhou Xian.

“My own determination is also no weaker than Brother Qin Yu’s. In that case, we’ll have to see what each other can do during the time of the groom search. Farewell.”  Zhou Xian smiled as he walked out of the guest hall. Bringing his two Heavenly Deity servants, he left.

Qin Yu watched Zhou Xian and his servants leaving. The smile on his face completely disappeared. What replaced it was merely a cold and quiet expression.

“Master?” Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu slightly frowned. “Back then, when I encountered this Zhou Xian in the Mortal Realm, I had thought of him as extremely domineering and arrogant. However, it would appear now that this Zhou Xian is not someone that easy to handle.”
Soaring Cloud Mansion.

“Scram.” An extremely cold voice sounded from the main hall. Several Heavenly Deity servants promptly left in fear. At this moment, only Zhou Xian was in the main hall.

The current Zhou Xian no longer possessed the refined and courteous appearance from when he was in Qin Yu’s place. His face had turned malevolent. The pupils of his eyes were violently flickering like lighting.
“Qin Yu, it has been less than twenty thousand years. Never would I expect for that little ant to be capable of reaching his current level.”  Zhou Xian had both of his hands on the table. The veins in his hands were completely bulging. His ten fingers were like ancient tree roots as they firmly gripped onto the table top.

“I truly regret not directly killing you back then, Qin Yu!”
Zhou Xian snorted twice.

“Bang!” Under the fingers that became even more forceful, the table constructed from Divine Realm’s ancient wood was instantly turned into fine powder.

Zhou Xian was in deep regret. Back then, in his eyes, Qin Yu who had yet to even reach the Heavenly Immortal level was practically an ant. He was so weak that he was inferior to even the ants of the Divine Realm.

However, Zhou Xian truly never had expected that….

In a short period of less than twenty thousand years.

Twenty thousand years, it was an extremely short period of time to the experts of the Divine Realm. In this short period of time, the nobody from the Mortal Realm that he had trampled upon had actually became a big shot within the Divine Realm.

The Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. The new grandmaster artifact craftsman.

In terms of status, Qin Yu was definitely not inferior to him, the prince of the Thunder Punishment City.

In terms of the level of welcome he received, a grandmaster artifact craftsman was definitely welcomed by all the major powers. Regardless of which major power it was, they would all not become hostile against a grandmaster artifact craftsman.

“It’s  not  even  twenty  thousand  years!”   Zhou  Xian  felt immense regret.

In merely the blink of an eye, a nobody from the Mortal Realm had became a revered grandmaster artifact craftsman!

“This Qin Yu, he will definitely be using his all to contest for my cousin against me. However, my cousin will definitely be mine in the end. Regardless of who it is, they can forget about snatching her away from me.” Zhou Xian’s eyes began to narrow. The lightning flickering in his eyes became even stronger.

“Godking, I have waited so long for it…”
Jiang Li, to many people, she was the opportunity for one to reach the Godking level.

The following days, Qin Yu spent his days extremely comfortably. Numerous people from the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City had built a friendly relationship with Qin Yu.

Under the shine of the Light of Daytime, Qin Yu was lying on a chair in the garden and enjoying the warmth from the Light of Daytime.

“The  status  of  a  grandmaster  artifact  craftsman  is  truly useful. Had I not been a grandmaster artifact craftsman, then although the identity of Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master might be useful in Mount Dazzling Gold, who would actually care about that in Floating Snow City?”
Qin Yu picked up an exquisite and transparent wine cup from the small table beside his chair. He raised his head and drank a cup of wine.

“However,  with  the  identity  of  the  grandmaster  artifact craftsman, I am not required to go and search for those people myself. Instead, they would come and try to befriend me themselves. Strength, it truly is the source of everything.” Qin Yu became felt even more strongly about the importance of strength.

Grandmaster artifact craftsman, that too was an aspect of strength.

At this moment, a beautiful Heavenly Deity maid walked over to Qin Yu. She respectfully said. “My Lord, Princess Jiang Yan is requesting attendance.”
“Princess Jiang Yan?” Qin Yu was startled. 
“Quick, quickly let her in. Just briing her directly over here.” Said Qin Yu directly. He didn’t like to receive actual friends in the extremely formal guest room because it would be too uncomfortable.

“Yes, My Lord.”
That beautiful Heavenly Deity maid immediately sent the order. After merely a moment, Qin Yu saw two familiar figures. At this moment, Jiang Yan walked over with Granny Yin Hua.

Qin Yu’s current eyesight was much better.

He was able to instantly tell Granny Yin Hua’s strength – High Level Heavenly Deity!

“It seemed that Jiang Yan had been training hard after returning to the Divine Realm. She actually reached the Low Level Heavenly Deity level.” Qin Yu thought in his heart. 
At the same time, Qin Yu stood up and said while smiling. “Little Sister Yan’er, long time no see.”
Jiang Yan was as adorable as during the time back in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Jiang Yan took a glance at Qin Yu, her nose slightly wrinkled, she humped lovably and then said. “Big Brother Qin Yu you have come to the Divine Realm for so long but didn’t even come to visit me once. Truly…”
“Didn’t I come now?” Qin Yu said while smiling.

Jiang Yan immediately started laughing. “Haha, I’m just joking with you. But, Big Brother Qin Yu, you are truly amazing. When I heard about your renowned name, I didn’t even dare to imagine that you were the same Qin Yu from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Only when I saw you just now did I manage to be completely certain!”
Jiang Yan pulled her hand back and started counting with her fingers. “The new master of the Bewitching God Temple, grandmaster artifact craftsman, and earlier, granny had told me that you’ve already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level. Eh… This, is truly too shocking.” Jiang Yan displayed an expression of ‘being shocked immensely.’
Qin Yu lightly smiled.

Every single time Qin Yu met Li’er’s younger sister Jiang Yan, he would always been in a good mood. This Jiang Yan was truly an adorable girl.

“Palace  Master  Qin  Yu.”   Granny  Yin  Hua  smiled  as  she slightly bowed.

“Granny, long time no see.”  Qin Yu also bowed and said. After chatting with Li’er for so long, Qin Yu knew that Granny Yin Hua was the person who took care of Li’er and her sister. Granny Yin Hua loved the two of them extremely dearly.

“It cannot be considered as being a long time. Merely, Palace Master Qin Yu, your progress, even if this old woman were to see it with her own eyes, she would still find it very unbelievable.” Granny Yin Hua gasped in admiration.

Although Granny Yin Hua was a High Level Heavenly Deity, in terms of status in the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City, she was inferior to the Palace Masters.

And what about Qin Yu?

Not only was he the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, he was also the new grandmaster artifact craftsman. Merely in terms of status, Qin Yu was much higher than Granny Yin Hua.

A mere nobody from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was now someone with a status higher than even her. Granny Yin Hua had no choice but to gasp in admiration on how great the change of reality was.

“Master.” Uncle Fu suddenly walked over from afar. “Uncle Fu, is there something?” Qin Yu smiled as he looked to Uncle Fu. Uncle Fu was holding a dark golden colored scroll. “Earlier, the Utmost North Sage Emperor ordered his people to send over the invitation letter. It was the invitation letter regarding the participation of the groom search.”
“He had already sent out the invitation letters? Could it be that the groom search is about to begin?”  Jiang Yan said in shock.

A ray of light shined through Qin Yu’s eyes.

“Has it finally started?” Qin Yu mumbled in his heart.

Chapter 33: The Date Of The Groom Search

On the date of the groom search, the year round snow of the Floating Snow City actually stopped. A beautiful rainbow streaked across the sky of the Floating Snow City. It was extremely dazzling.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace, that was the location of the groom search. One by one, people entered into the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace.

“The Utmost North Sage Emperor has spent quite a bit of his effort just for this groom search.” Qin Yu said to Uncle Fu. He looked to the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace afar. There were over ten times the amount of guards there.

“The Utmost North Sage Emperor had long since announced the groom search. However, the date of the groom search has been delayed all the way till today. Thus, he naturally would have  to  put  some  effort  into  the  groom  search.”  Uncle  Fu laughed and said. Qin Yu lightly smiled.

With Uncle Fu following him, Qin Yu walked all the way till the gates of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace. However, when he reached the gates, he was blocked by the guards there.

Only after the guard saw the invitation letter than Qin Yu had did he said to him respectfully. “Lord Qin Yu, your servant is not allowed entrance.”
“Oh?”
Qin Yu slightly frowned.

“Master, I’ll be outside.”  Uncle Fu immediately bowed and said. Qin Yu could only nod. He then entered into the main palace of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace.

The main palace hall of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace possessed a vast blue roof. The four black pillars caused the entire palace hall to seem a lot more dignified.

In the hall were numerous beautiful Heavenly Deity maids in a light green dresses. Like butterflies, they were walking back and forth bringing over numerous plates of food. Numerous little rectangular jade tables were placed around the palace hall in picturesque disorder.

Right after Qin Yu walked in, a beautiful Heavenly Deity maid immediately said to him. “Lord Qin Yu, your seat is over here. Please follow me.”  After that, she led Qin Yu toward a seat.

The seats beside the little rectangular jade tables were very peculiar.

“Brother Qin Yu.”  Right after Qin Yu sat down in a cross- legged position, he heard someone calling him. He turned his head around to look. It was Zhou Xian who was smiling all over. Qin Yu had arrived rather late. There were many people here already.

“Brother Zhou, you have arrived truly early.” Qin Yu lightly smiled. At the same time he said that, Qin Yu also looked to the surroundings. Qin Yu recognized majority of the people that had shown up in the palace hall.

There were thirteen seats located at the upper platform of the hall.

Below the platform were several tens of seats. Qin Yu sat on one of these seats. Qin Yu’s seat was located to Zhou Xian’s left.

“Brother Qin Yu, to my right is Brother Duanmu. Do you know him?” Zhou Xian smiled as he pointed to the person beside him.

Brother Duanmu? Could it be Duanmu Yu? Qin Yu looked to the person Zhou Xian pointed to. It was an extremely handsome man. His long silver hair that reached his shoulders gave off a sad and beautiful feeling. His pair of bright stars-like eyes possessed a melancholy sensation.

Duanmu Yu also heard the conversation between Qin Yu and Zhou Xian. He took looked over and gave Qin Yu a friendly smile. “Brother Qin Yu, I am Duanmu Yu. Although I have recently heard of Brother Qin Yu arriving at the Floating Snow City, I have not had the time to go and pay Brother Qin Yu a visit. I wish Brother Qin Yu will forgive me.”
“Brother Duanmu, it should be I who should’ve gone to visit you instead.” Qin Yu said modestly.

Qin Yu must admit that Duanmu Yu who looked to be cold and lonely; his poignant and melancholic aura was extremely stunning. However, when Duanmu Yu smiled, he gave off an extremely warm sensation.

“Truly a person who would rarely cause others to feel malice toward him.” Qin Yu gasped in his heart. 
Duanmu Yu was known as someone nearly perfect. Even Uncle Lan praised him highly. There was reason behind that.

“Hello, everyone.”  Suddenly, a voice sounded beside Qin Yu and them. Qin Yu, Zhou Xian and Duanmu Yu all looked to the source of the voice. The person who spoke was a red haired handsome youngster.

After this red haired handsome youngster greeted Qin Yu and them, he walked to Qin Yu’s side and sat down in a cross- legged position.

“Brother Qin Yu, this is the legendary genius youngster of the Divine Realm, Shentu Fan. He has not trained for a long time but has already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level. Merely, he’s an excessively shy person. It was extremely rare for him to greet us.”  Duanmu Yu said with a smile. His pair of melancholic eyes currently contained a warm smiling expression as he looked to Shentu Fan.

Qin Yu looked to Shentu Fan beside him. 
Under the gaze of the couple people. Shentu Fan’s handsome face actually grew slightly red.

“He truly is a bit shy.” Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. He also spoke to greet Shentu Fan. “Brother Shentu, I am Qin Yu.”
Shentu Fan, with his slightly reddened face, nodded to Qin Yu. “I am Shentu Fan.”  After he finished saying those words, he became silent again. He lowered his head and looked to the fine liquor and delicious foods placed on the little rectangular jade table before him.

“Haha, Brother Duanmu, Brother Zhou Xian, Brother Qin Yu and Little Brother Shentu; never had I expected that you’re all here already. And here I happened to be the last person to arrive.” A clear and bright loud laughter echoed.

A youngster with a robust figure but a relatively handsome appearance walked over. “Brother Kuiyin.” Zhou Xian was the first to smile and greet.

[TL: Sorry guys, just found out dude’s name is Kuiyin Hou and not Kui Yinhou. :\ ]

The person who arrived was one of the Three Great Palace Masters of the Floating Snow City, Kuihou Palace’s Palace Master Kuiyin Hou. Although he appeared to be an youngster, he had cultivated for an exceedingly long time. Over six quadrillion years ago, Kuiyin Hou was already a High Level Heavenly Deity.

Merely, to reach the Godking level from the High Level Heavenly Deity level was truly too hard.

Even after so long he was still a High Level Heavenly Deity.

Qin Yu also greeted Kuiyin Hou. Not long after Qin Yu arrived at the Floating Snow City, Kuiyin Hou had already paid him a visit. After their short meeting, Qin Yu felt that Kuiyin Hou was an extremely open and honest person. 
“Those people ought to also be participants in the groom search, right?” Qin Yu looked to the other group of people in the palace hall seated before other tables at the same row as Qin Yu and them and said while smiling.

Kuiyin  Hou  nodded  and  said.  “That’s  right.  All  of  those people are also participants. There are many people in the Floating Snow City who became participants in the groom search. Merely, a lot of them have already resigned themselves as being completely hopeless and left. All those that remained here are people who believe that they still have the hopes to becoming the groom or… those who hold a sense of luck in their heart.”
“Humph, this groom search is something that’s absolutely impartial. These people still retain the hope of luck, they are truly dreaming.” Zhou Xian sneered.

The people at the same row as Qin Yu and them seemed to have heard their conversation. They frowned and looked over. However, all of these people were enduring their anger. “Everyone possesses the right to pursue their dreams. Even if they were to fail, at the very least they have tried. Thus, they would also not regret.” Duanmu Yu lightly smiled and said.

His words have caused those group of people’s expressions to be slightly better.

Zhou Xian merely coldly humped.

Suddenly…
“His Majesty Sage Emperor has arrive!’ A loud and clear voice resounded through the entire palace hall. Immediately, Qin Yu and everyone else stood up. Qin Yu looked over to the entrance of the palace hall.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan and his wife Chunyu Rou walked over while holding hands. Beside them was Li’er who wore a gorgeous red dress. “Li’er.” Qin Yu’s eyes shined.

After Jiang Li walked into the palace hall, she glanced to the surroundings. When her gaze landed on Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Zhou Xian, Shentu Fan and them, she stopped for a moment. She then followed her Imperial Father and walked up the platform.

Behind the Utmost North Sage Emperor, his wife and Jiang Li was Uncle Lan and a handsome youth.

“That youth was walking alongside Uncle Lan, he is most likely the third Godking of the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City…  Heaven’s Heart Godking, Jiang Xing.” Qin Yu determined the identity of the person.

There were a total of thirteen little rectangular jade tables on the higher platform of the palace hall.

The Utmost Sage Emperor and his wife sat in the most center table. Li’er sat together with Uncle Lan. As for Jiang Xing, he sat on the other side. At this moment, only three tables were seated. There were still ten tables empty.

“Ten empty tables? Could it be…” Qin Yu was startled.

“It would seem that this time around, the other Seven Great Sage Emperors and the people from Mount Blood Demon, Dual Domain Island and the Asura Sea would also be here.” Kuiyin Hou laughed in a low voice and said.

Qin Yu was confused.

Asura Sea, Dual Domain Island and Mount Blood Demon were powers that belonged to ascenders. They ought to be hostile against the Eight Great Sage Emperors. Yet, they’re actually also showing up today?

“The Southwest Sage Emperor from the Jade Ripple Lake has arrived…” Another voice echoed throughout the palace hall. Qin Yu and everyone else remained standing. A beautiful dame wearing a smile on her face walked into the palace hall as if she was floating in the air. Behind her were two youths, a male and a female.

This beautiful dame had a head full of ocean blue colored long hair. The blue colored long hair made the beautiful dame extremely attractive.

“The Southwest Sage Emperor is actually a female.”  Qin Yu slightly startled.

The Southwest Sage Emperor smiled and nodded to the Utmost North Sage Emperor. She then sat down on a table beside Jiang Lan. The two youngsters behind her also sat down cross-legged behind her.

“The Utmost South Sage Emperor from the Light Lens City has arrive…”
A scholarly middle aged man wearing a white emperor’s gown walked into the palace hall. There were also two youngsters following behind him.

“The Utmost West Sage Emperor from Mount Blazing Flame has arrived…”
“The   Northwest   Sage   Emperor   from   the   Thunder Punishment City has arrived…”
One by one, Sage Emperors entered into the palace hall. It was as if they had already planned this. Qin Yu and the rest of the participants in the palace hall were all standing respectfully and waiting for them.

“The Utmost East Sage Emperor from Mount Dazzling Gold has arrived…”
After this voice, the Eight Great Sage Emperors had all gathered. When the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu entered into the palace hall, he immediately saw Qin Yu and even slightly smiled to Qin Yu. Qin Yu could merely smile back at him.

Behind Huangfu Yu was his two daughters, Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Ling.

When the Eight Great Sage Emperors were all seated, everyone in the palace hall started to quietly discuss with one another.

“The  Eight  Great  Sage  Emperors  have  all  been  seated. However, there are still three tables empty. Truly never had I anticipated that the other three powers have also come this time.” Zhou Xian gasped in a low voice.

Qin Yu also lightly nodded.

Duanmu  Yu  said  softly.  “Ever  since  Unfettered  Exalted Celestial became the third Exalted Celestial, the ascenders powers have completely consolidated their strength. In these past six quadrillion years, regardless of how much our Eight Great Sacred Lands fought against Mount Blood Demon, Dual Domain Island and the Asura Sea, we would also not fight till the death against them. Although the lower ranks were fighting each other, the Godkings were still very friendly with each other.”
After hearing that, Qin Yu also understood it.

Regardless of how bitter the fighting between those underneath were, the Godkings at the top were still extremely friendly with each other.

“Merely,   I   am   truly   looking   forward   to   who   the representative of the Asura Sea might be.” A flash of dazzling light shined past Duanmu Yu’s eyes.

“Representative  of  the  Asura  Sea?”   Qin  Yu  was  slightly confused. Why would Duanmu Yu be looking forward to who the representative of the Asura Sea might be? The sky youngster Shentu Fan who had been silent the entire time also spoke. “I am also looking forward to it. I truly hope that the Asura Godking will personally come.”
“The Asura Godking, he is the publicly accepted number one Godking of the Divine Realm.” Zhou Xian said in a low voice. His eyes were flickering with lightning.

Hearing Zhou Xian’s words, Qin Yu was shocked.

The publicly accepted number one Godking?

Qin Yu had also heard before that the leader of the Asura Sea, Asura Godking, was extremely powerful. However, only now did he hear from Zhou Xian that the Asura Godking was the ‘publicly accepted number one Godking.’
“Is the Asura Godking truly that powerful?” Qin Yu thought in his heart. However, merely by looking at the expressions from Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan, Zhou Xian and the rest, he already received his answer.

“Floating Mist Godking from the Dual Domain Island has arrived…”
Qin Yu’s gaze was immediately shifted toward the entrance. The representative from one of the Three Great Ascenders Powers, the Dual Domain Island, has arrived.

Floating Mist Godking was an extremely beautiful long haired and white gowned woman. When the Floating Misty Godking walked in, there were two beautiful maids following behind her.

“Blood Demon Monarch from Mount Blood Demon has arrived…”
Once this sentence landed, all the quiet discussions in the palace hall have stopped. Everyone looked to the entrance of the palace hall. Qin Yu was also startled. 
Blood Demon Monarch, he was a Godking that became famous through slaughter. His savageness was something that everyone in the Divine Realm knew about.

“Ah?” Qin Yu was amazed as he looked to the person who walked in from the palace hall entrance.

A pretty and flirtatious looking red gowned woman calmly walked into the palace hall. Behind the red gowned woman were two handsome and bright looking youngsters. The Blood Demon Monarch’s lips were scarlet red. She was emitting an extremely fiery amount of sex appeal. She cast her gaze at the people in the palace hall and then slightly smiled.

“The  Blood  Demon  Monarch  is  a  woman?”  Qin  Yu  was surprised.

“The Asura Godking should be arriving soon.”  Duanmu Yu said quietly. Qin Yu also calmed his mood down. He continued to look to the entrance of the palace hall. Exactly how would the legendary publicly acknowledged number one Godking, the leader of the Asura Sea, Asura Godking look like?

“Asura Godking from the Asura Sea has arrived…”
The entire palace hall have immediately grew silent. Even all the Godkings sitting above on the platform also grew silent. Even the sound of breathing disappeared.

A scholarly youth wearing a moon-white gown walked in while smiling. If one were to talk about what’s special about him, then it would be his tied up red hair.

“This is the Asura Godking?” Qin Yu was amazed.

After the scholarly youth with the moon-white gown walked in, two youngsters, a male and a female, also followed behind him. The two of them were both wearing a golden gown. After the male youngster walked in, he cast his gaze to the surrounding. After it landed on Qin Yu, he grinned to Qin Yu.

“Fei Fei?”
Qin Yu was startled. He then burst into ecstasy.

Chapter 34: Three Presents

“Brother  Luo,  I  am  very  happy  for  you  to  come  here personally.” The Utmost North Sage Emperor stood up and said to the Asura Godking while smiling.

The Blood Demon Monarch smiled charmingly. “A while ago, I had gone to the Asura Sea to find Brother Luo and the people from the Asura Sea used the reason of Brother Luo instructing your newest disciple to hinder me. Never would I have expected that Brother Luo would be free today.”
The tone of complaint within the Blood Demon Monarch’s words was something that practically everyone in the palace hall managed to sense.

The Asura Godking smiled indifferently. “Yu Cha, I was indeed instructing my disciple.”
“Is that disciple of yours present today?” The Blood Demon Monarch Yu Cha continued to ask. At this moment, the Asura Godking had walked to his own seat and sat down. He then said. “He’s here. He’s behind me.” As he said that, he looked to Hou Fei behind him.

Immediately, everyone in the palace hall looked to Hou Fei.

“Fei Fei has become the disciple of the Asura Godking?” Qin Yu felt a burst of happiness.

Hou Fei and Qin Yu exchanged glances. Neither said anything. The two brothers knew what the other was thinking with merely a single glance. Furthermore, it was also inconvenient for the two of them to chat with each other in the palace hall right now. Both Qin Yu and Hou Fei had decided to leave the palace hall first before chatting with each other about the times they haven’t seen each other.

“Junior Hou Fei pays his respects to the various Godkings.” Said Hou Fei courteously.

“Haha…”  A  loud  and  candid  laughter  was  heard.  Mount Blazing Flame’s Utmost West Sage Emperor spoke. “Brother Luo doesn’t like to take in disciples, this is something that we all know about. Brother Luo, how come you took on this disciple this time? Could it be that this lad called ‘Hou Fei’ has something special to him?”
Asura Godking laughed indifferently. “Today is the date on which the Utmost North Sage Emperor would help his daughter determine her groom. There is no need for everyone to chat about this disciple of mine.”
Although the Asura Godking tone of speech sounded extremely friendly, but the Eight Great Sage Emperors that knew him very well already know that he was already a bit unhappy.

The Eight Great Sage Emperors and the representatives from the Three Great Ascender Powers had all been seated.

“Everyone.”   The  Utmost  North  Sage  Emperor  Jiang  Fan stood up. With a smile on his face, he said. “Today is the date of my daughter’s public groom search. These past few years, there were numerous people who wanted to participate in the groom search. However, after a foundational screening, only eighteen elites of the Divine Realm remain.” As the Utmost Sage Emperor said that, he pointed to the row where Qin Yu sat in.

The row had a total of eighteen people. Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan, Qin Yu, Zhou Xian and Duanmu Yu were seated in the first row. Behind them were numerous other rows of people.

The Godkings above all nodded and smiled to the eighteen candidates below.

Many of the people below were related to the Godkings above. Not only Qin Yu and them, for the other thirteen candidates to be able to pass a foundational screening, each and every one of them also possessed a high status. Even the weakest among them possessed the status of a prince.

“Brother Jiang, there’s a total of eighteen candidates here. That precious daughter of yours most definitely cannot be married to eighteen individuals. There must be an impartial screening method, otherwise, none of us would be able to accept it.” Thunder Punishment City’s Northwest Sage Emperor Zhou Huo said with a chuckle.

“I am in agreement with what Brother Zhou had said. Of these eighteen people, seventeen of them would be eliminated. The method of elimination must allow all of us to be convinced.” Light Lens City’s Utmost South Sage Emperor also voiced his opinion.

Right away, on the platform above, the Eight Great Sage Emperors, Blood Demon Monarch, Floating Mist Godking and them all started to discuss about this matter while smiling and laughing. The atmosphere was extremely friendly. As for the people below, they were all listening to the conversations between these Godkings.

“Everyone, please rest assured.” Jiang Fan’s smiling face had turned somewhat red. “I naturally possess a fair and impartial method of screening. Actually, each and every one of these eighteen elites are extremely outstanding. I would hate to eliminate any single one of them. Haha… merely, my daughter could only have a single husband.” Jiang Fan smiled as he looked to Jiang Li beside him.

Numerous people below looked to Jiang Li, the main character in this groom search.

“As  for  the  specific  screening  method,  I’ll  have  my  wife inform everyone about it. Of course, this method would definitely please everyone.” Said Jiang Fan with a light smile. He then sat down.

Jiang Fan’s wife, Chunyu Rou stood up.

Qin Yu, Zhou Xian, Shentu Fan, Kuiyin Hou… and the others all looked to Chunyu Rou. They all wanted to hear what exactly the method of screening was.

“Everyone.”    Chunyu   Rou   had   an   extremely   amiable expression. “I wish that my son-in-law must be sincere and heartfelt toward my daughter. He must care for my daughter and must be diligent and attentive toward her. Furthermore, he must possess sufficient strength and status to match her. Everyone, do you believe what I said to be correct?” All the people underneath nodded. At this moment, they seemed to have a mutual understanding and did not say anything to disturb Chunyu Rou.

Chunyu Rou continued. “With what I have said earlier in mind, sincerity, heartfelt, concern, diligent, attentive, sufficient strength and position, my husband and I have worked out a method of screening.”
Chunyu Rou extended three fingers.

“Three presents, three chosen candidates!”
All the people below were startled. Immediately after, they all began to guess as to what the screening method that Chunyu Rou spoke of was.

Qin  Yu  was  also  guessing.  “Three  presents,  three  chosen candidates? Are we to present gifts in order to determine the three selections?” The people below were thinking about the same thing as Qin Yu.

“Let me explain the screening method in details.”  Chunyu Rou smiled and said. “In order to determine who among you eighteen is the most sincere and heartfelt toward our daughter, we have determined the method to select the first slot. The eighteen of you are to take out a present that represent your sincerity and heartfeltness.”
“Sincerity?  Heartfeltness?  How  could  you  judge  that  by merely looking at a single gift?”  Floating Mist Godking said softly.

The numerous people below also nodded in their heart.

Although treasures are separated into different levels of preciousness, but how could one determine who was the most sincere and heartfelt? If two people with different status took out the same treasure, then their treasures would be the same, but could one say that the two people were equally sincere? 
Jiang Fan stood up. He smiled and said. “Everyone, please do not feel anxious. I will naturally explain in details. I will definitely allow everyone to feel that our selection method is fair.”
Qin Yu nodded in his heart.

As the other Seven Great Sage Emperors and the three representatives from the Ascenders Powers were also present, Jiang Fan would definitely make himself out to be a fool.

Chunyu Rou continued. “Whoever’s present was determined to be the most sincere, the most heartfelt, then… he shall become the first chosen one.”
Jiang Fan also spoke. “As for who determine which present is the most sincere and heartfelt, it would be the Thirteen Godkings, including me, that is present here today. What do everyone think about this?” Qin Yu lightly nodded.

The Thirteen Godkings present here, other than the three from the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City, the other ten were all from different powers. With how revered their status was, there would definitely be no need to be anxious with them being the judges.

The people below have no objection to this at all.

“The second present determines the second chosen person. This present determines everyone’s diligence and attentiveness. This present doesn’t need to be precious. It merely need to be novel, wondrous and possessing various other aspects. Once again, the thirteen Godkings would be the judge of the present. The candidate who presented the most diligent and attentive gift shall be the second chosen person.”
Chunyu  Rou  continued.  “As  for  the  third  treasure,  it emphasizes the candidate’s strength and status! This treasure, the selection for this would be based on preciousness! Whoever present the most precious treasure, he shall be the third chosen one.” After hearing the selection method for the second slot and the third slot, practically everyone below sighed a breath of relief.

Determine who was the most diligent and attentive?

This gave those people with lower status and strength a hope.

Determine who’s present was the most precious?

This gave Zhou Xian and them sufficient confidence.

Evidently… everyone had the hope of becoming a chosen one.

Jiang Fan said in a clear voice. “After we determined the three chosen candidates, these three candidates would then have to present their betrothal gift. My wife and I would then determine the three candidates through the various aspects the candidates shown. Whoever we selected, we would then accept his betrothal gift. As for the betrothal gifts from the other two candidates, we would return them.”
Everyone understood it now.

Even after the selection of the three chosen candidates, the final determination was still done by Jiang Fan and his wife.

Zhou Xian suddenly stood up. “Uncle, I have a matter that I am confused about. The three presents determined the three chosen candidates. However, what if a person were to present three different presents that was the most sincere, the most diligent and the most precious, then what do we do?”
Jiang Fan started laughing. “Haha. This is a good question. If an outstanding talent below were to present three treasures that are the most sincere, most diligent and the most precious, then the chosen candidate would only be him… At that time, my wife and I would not have to choose anymore as that man shall become the husband of my daughter.” The people below immediately started to discuss with one another.

Qin Yu had completely understood the screening method.

There would be three rounds of screening. In each round, everyone was to present their gift and the gift would be the determination of the chosen candidates.

After the three rounds, the three chosen candidates spots would then be selected.

“If it is possible, then I must definitely take all three of the chosen candidate spots.”  Qin Yu thought in his heart. Qin Yu did not wish to have any accidents. He wanted to marry Li’er with even more certainty.

“Brother Jiang, regarding this most diligent gift, we could determine it through the novelty of the gift. As for the most precious gift, there was no need to mention it. However, as for the most sincere and heartfelt gift, how shall we determine that?”  Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu asked with a smile.

Jiang Fan nodded while smiling.

“This is precisely what I am about to carefully explain. We are to determine this round based on who present the most sincere and heartfelt gift. Although… it seemed as if there would be a chosen candidate, but in actuality, it might be possible for this chosen candidate spot to be wasted.”
Qin Yu, Zhou Xian and them all listened carefully. They feared to miss a single word.

Wasted?

How could the spot be wasted?

Qin Yu was unable to understand. “As for who is the most sincere and heartfelt, my wife and I have determined to have the Exalted Celestials come and decide!” Jiang Lan face started to shine.

[TL: WUT? You literally said the thirteen godkings would be deciding that like 2 mins ago.]

Exalted Celestials?

Those Godkings all looked to Jiang Fan with a shocked expression.

“Everyone, please don’t be surprised. This round, it is for the eighteen candidates to all proceed to the ‘Mountain Sea Palace.’ If anyone of them were to be able to move the Exalted Celestials and obtain a gift from him, then he shall be the most sincere. If only a single person obtains the Exalted Celestials’ gift, then he shall directly be the chosen candidate for the first round. If there are to be two people who obtain the Exalted Celestials’ gift, then we thirteen Godkings shall determine the merits and drawbacks of the two gifts to determine who the chosen candidate shall be!” Jiang Fan said while smiling. 
Everyone understood now.

Proceed to go to the Mountain Sea Palace to try to obtain an Exalted Celestials’ gift?

Are Exalted Celestials that easy to meet? After all, they are legendary beings. It was very possible for everyone to not obtain any treasure and waste this chosen candidate spot.

Merely…
“That Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, he’s from the Zhou Clan, right?” Qin Yu frowned. He took a glance at Zhou Xian beside him. At this moment, Zhou Xian had a smiling expression in his eyes.

Chapter 35: Entrusted By Someone

After the screening method was determined, everyone in the palace hall started to discuss with one another.

“Go to the Mountain Sea Palace to try to obtain a present bestowed by the Exalted Celestial?”  Duanmu Yu smiled as he shook his head. He then raised his cup and drink the wine within it.

“Brother   Duanmu,   would   Exalted   Celestials   frequently appear in the Mountain Sea Palace?” Qin Yu asked.

Qin Yu was not very knowledgeable about the Mountain Sea Palace.
Duanmu Yu smiled and said while shaking his head. “No. The Three Great Exalted Celestials are all people of legend; it is extremely hard for one to encounter them. As for the Mountain Sea Palace, it is the only temporary residence of the Three Great Exalted Celestials that they publicly announced to the world. Merely, the chance for the Three Great Exalted Celestials to appear in the Mountain Sea Palace is extremely low. However… they would definitely know, should we appear in the Mountain Sea Palace.”
Regarding this, Qin Yu also understood.

The Mountain Sea Palace could basically be considered as a residence of the Three Great Exalted Celestials.

Should others arrive at the Three Great Exalted Celestials’ residence, how could they possibly now know of it?

“The Three Great Exalted Celestials would definitely know every single move that we make in the Mountain Sea Palace. If we are capable of obtaining a gift bestowed by them, then we could  be  considered  as  having  succeeded.”  Kuiyin  Hou  also spoke. He then looked to Zhou Xian while smiling. “Brother Zhou, it seemed that the contest for the spot of the first chosen candidate is very advantageous for you.”
Kuiyin Hou had lived in the Divine Realm for a very long time. Thus, he knew a lot more stuff than Qin Yu. The identity of the Thunder Punishment Godking was naturally something that Kuiyin Hou knew about.

“That’s hard to say. Once one becomes an Exalted Celestial, their temperament would no longer be something that we could forecast. It is still extremely hard for us to be certain that I’ll be able to obtain a gift.” Zhou Xian said modestly.

“Come, let’s not talk about that. After all, there are a total of three chosen candidates. Everyone, let’s just try our best to attain for a spot. As for now, let’s drink.” Kuiyin Hou laughed heartily as he said that.

Inside the Floating Cloud Mansion.

Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were gathered together. After the banquet was over, Qin Yu sent a Divine Awareness Voice Transmission to Uncle Lan to have him send Hei Yu over. Thus, the three brothers managed to have a reunion.

“The two of you, your cultivation speeds are extremely fast. I happen to be the slowest one among us.”  Hei Yu deliberately frowned and said.

At this moment, both Qin Yu and Hou Fei had reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level; only Hei Yu was still a Mid Level Heavenly Deity.

“I know of your cultivation speed, Xiao Hei. Xiao Hei, you have been in the Wood Mansion for about six thousand years. That equates to about six million years in the Jiang Lan’s Realm’s third layer space. To reach the Peak Mid Level Heavenly Deity from Low Level Heavenly Deity in six million years, this speed was already very fast.”  Qin Yu nodded and said.

“However, Fei Fei, your cultivation speed…” Qin Yu looked to Hou Fei.

Hei Yu’s cultivation method was extremely peculiar. He was even capable of comprehending the temporal laws. Thus, his cultivation speed being fast was granted. Qin Yu’s clone had been comprehending the comprehension left behind by the Godking of Life at all times. It was also natural for his cultivation speed to be fast. However, what about Hou Fei?

Since the separation they had with each other at the Yuchi City, it had only been approximately twenty thousand years. However, Hou Fei had actually already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level. His cultivation speed was truly astonishing.

“Haha, regarding this, I am also a bit muddle-headed.” Hou Fei rubbed his head. “At the beginning, it was my Monkey Clan’s senior that took me away. However, after I reached the Asura Sea, in less than a year’s time, that Asura Godking came and said that he wanted to take me in as his disciple. That Monkey Clan’s senior of mine gladly handed me over to the Asura Godking.”
Qin Yu and Hei Yu were carefully listening.

When Hou Fei said to this point, he blinked his eyes a couple times.  “After  that,  the  Asura  Godking  created  a  space  and increased the flow of time in that space by ten thousand fold. Ten thousand years in that space was only a single year outside. Although it seemed that I have only trained for approximately ten thousand years, I have actually already trained for close to a hundred million years. In this nearly a
hundred million years, it has always been the Asura Godking who had been guiding me.”
Qin Yu and Hei Yu glanced at each other. They gasped in admiration of Hou Fei’s luck.

Qin Yu suddenly asked in confusion.

“Something’s  amiss.”  Qin  Yu  frowned  and  said.  “Fei  Fei, according to what I know, if one were to create a space with time disparity, then that space would be very unstable and easily crumble. It is very hard for one to stabilize that space. The greater the time disparity, the harder it would be to stabilize the space.”
Qin Yu looked to Hou Fei. “According to what you said earlier, that Asura Godking had directly created a space and did not used Spatial Divine Artifacts, right?” “That’s right, he had directly created a space. I am certain of that.” Hou Fei nodded determinedly.

“To maintain a space with a time acceleration of ten thousand times for ten thousand years, this, it is truly incredible.” Qin Yu found it very hard to believe.

When Uncle Lan crafted the Jiang Lan’s Realm, he was only capable of accelerating the time by a thousand fold.

“He  is  indeed  worthy  of  being  called  the  Number  One Godking.” Qin Yu exclaimed in his heart. This Asura Godking was indeed extremely and abnormally amazing.

Hei Yu suddenly said. “Hey, Monkey? I am confused, why would that Asura Godking have you become his disciple for no reason? He even created a space with a time acceleration of ten thousand times for close to ten thousand years? What exactly was he planning?” Hearing Hei Yu saying this, Qin Yu also grew confused.

What was this Asura Godking planning?

“I am also confused. I have also once asked the Asura Godking, umm my master about it before.” Hou Fei seemed to not be accustomed to calling the Asura Godking master.

“How did the Asura Godking respond?” Qin Yu immediately asked.

A trace of confusion flashed through Hou Fei’s eyes. “Back then, the Asura Godking did not say much. He only said… he was entrusted by someone!”
Qin Yu and Hei Yu looked to each other. They were both confused.

Entrusted by someone? There was someone who wanted the Asura Godking to help instruct Hou Fei?

Who was this person?

In the entire Divine Realm, how many people were actually capable of having the Asura Godking help them? Furthermore, the Asura Godking was even willing to maintain a space with ten thousand times time acceleration for ten thousand years?

“Someone like the Asura Godking ought to have no reason to lie. Who exactly was it that sought for his help? This secret, I reckon that Fei Fei, you can only search for the answer yourself.” Qin Yu smiled and looked to Hou Fei.

Hou Fei said helplessly. “I also know about that. The Asura Godking had said that when I reach the Godking level, he would tell me about it. Sigh, truly troublesome. It’s Godking level, what did he think it was? Did he think that it’s that easy to become a Godking?” “Monkey, let’s not talk about this anymore. Big brother still has to set off for the Mountain Sea Palace tomorrow.” Hei Yu smiled and looked to Qin Yu. “Big brother, only eighteen people are going to the Mountain Sea Palace, we won’t be able to accompany you.”
Only the eighteen candidates were allowed to enter into the Mountain Sea Palace. The other people were not allowed to disturb them at all.

“Mountain Sea Palace?’
Qin Yu said in a low voice. “No matter what, I would definitely give my best to try to obtain this chosen candidate spot.”  This groom search, Qin Yu must win, defeat was not allowed.

After passing through the Conveying Array below the Floating Snow City, Qin Yu and them directly arrived at the Conveying Array located at the northern extremity of the Divine Realm. A group of people were gathered on the north coast.

Toward the north was the vast and boundless ocean. One could see various coastal tides from afar.
The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan said in a clear voice to these eighteen candidates. “Everyone, for every round of competition, everyone will have ten years of time to prepare. After ten years, the other Godkings and I will await everyone in the Floating Snow City. If anyone is to be late, then that person will be considered to have forfeited that round of competition.”
There was no Conveying Array from here to the Mountain Sea Palace.

In order to go to the Mountain Sea Palace, one would need to fly toward there.

Merely flying back and forth would require several months. Furthermore, in order to try one’s luck in the Mountain Sea Palace, one would also require a sufficient amount of time. Ten years, it cannot be considered as a long period of time.

“Is everyone ready?”  The Utmost North Sage Emperor was filled  with  smiles.  “Well  then,  everyone,  you  can  set  off. Remember, you must return to the Floating Snow City on this date ten years later. You must arrive early, you cannot be late!”
“Your Majesty Sage Emperor, farewell.”
The group of people all bowed and saluted. After that, they all started to step on their weapons and started flying toward the north. As for Qin Yu, he was stepping on the Divine Spear Waning Snow.

The Divine Spear Waning Snow, just by merely looking from the outside, even Godkings would find it difficult to determine its might.

“Dark and Yellow Energy, I reckon not even Godkings have seen it before.” Qin Yu thought in his heart. If one hadn’t seen Dark and Yellow Energy before, then how would one know about the frightening power brought about by it after the assimilating it into weapons?

Stepping on the Divine Spear Waning Snow, Qin Yu’s flying speed was extremely fast.

As for Duanmu Yu, he was the sole person who was flying alongside Qin Yu. The rest of the people had all fallen behind them.

Below them was the boundless ocean. The waves were violently surging. Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu were chatting and laughing as they continued to rapidly fly toward the Mountain Sea Palace.

In a blink of an eye, close to two months passed.

After getting to know each other for close to two months, Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu’s relationship had grown a lot better. “Brother Qin Yu, it’s best to not have extravagant hope for this round of competition. That Zhou Xian’s advantage is extremely obvious. The most extravagant your hope is, the more disappointed you will be.”  Duanmu Yu said to Qin Yu while smiling.

Qin Yu felt as if that this Duanmu Yu, regardless of what he said or did, he didn’t seem to care much about it. He didn’t care if he failed, he didn’t care if he succeeded.

It was like…
There was nothing that could cause him to be angry or surprised.

“Brother Duanmu, I wanted to ask. If you were to not obtain even a single one of the three chosen candidate spots, what would you do?” Qin Yu looked to Duanmu Yu.

Duanmu Yu smiled indifferently. “Why did you ask this? If I failed, then I failed, there’s nothing more to it. Furthermore, is failure truly a failure? To comprehend some experiences from one’s failure could also be considered as a success. Thus, failure and success are not absolutely at all.”
Qin Yu cannot refrain himself from shaking his head and smiling helplessly.

“For  what  reason  are  you  pursuing  Li’er?”  Qin  Yu  asked again.

This time around, Duanmu Yu grew silent for a moment before saying. “I suppose it’s because I want to attain a breakthrough to reach the Godking level.”
Qin Yu felt a burst of depression.

Sure enough…
Sure enough, the participants of the groom search, even this Duanmu Yu who Qin Yu thought to be an extremely good person, were all pursuing Li’er in hopes of becoming a Godking.

“Brother Qin Yu, we’ve arrived at the Mountain Sea Palace.” Duanmu Yu suddenly said.

Qin Yu looked ahead. he saw numerous islands gathered together in picturesque disorder. The amount of islands surrounding the Mountain Sea Palace was extremely numerous. It was known as the ‘Thousand Islands’ and there was over three thousand islands gathered here.

Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu streaked across the sky leaving behind two red lights as they directly flew toward the center island of the three thousand plus islands. The Mountain Sea Palace was located on this island.

Chapter 36: Flight Of Steps

When looking from down from the sky, the three thousand plus islands gathered there looked just like numerous pebbles. As for the island in the middle, the largest island, Levitation Island; it could be considered a pearl within the pebbles.

Bright radiating light was shining from the center of the Drift Bare Island.

After landing on the Levitation Island, Qin Yu’s eyes shined as he looked to the distant Mountain Sea Palace. He gasped. “It is definitely deserving of being called the temporary residence of the Three Great Exalted Celestials. Although it cannot be considered luxurious, its presence greatly surpasses even the Sage Emperors’ Palaces.”
Mountain Sea Palace, it was a hundred feet taller than the surface of the Levitation Island.

It was because of the stairs. When looking over, one could see layers upon layers of steps going straight towards the top, leading all the way to the main palace of the Mountain Sea Palace. On top of the flights of steps, on the vacant land before the main palace was a middle aged man and a middle aged woman. They were slowly
sweeping the ground.

“Brother Qin Yu, in terms of presence, this Mountain Sea Palace is a palace created personally by the Three Great Exalted Celestials. Thus, how could its presence possibly be weak? You see those flight of steps?”  Duanmu Yu smiled as he extended his slender finger and pointed towards the layers of steps.

What was special about the steps?

Qin Yu carefully looked to the steps. There was a total of ninety nine steps. Every single one of those steps was simple, unadorned and brown-black colored. On the surface of the steps were carvings of grass, trees and various other images.

The more he looked at it, the more Qin Yu felt that these steps were unusual. However, Qin Yu was unable to determine the secret of these steps. 
Seeing Qin Yu’s frowning and ‘deep in thought’ appearance, Duanmu Yu smiled and said. “Brother Qin Yu, those steps are the legendary Mountain Sea Palace’s ‘Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.’”
“Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps? Why are these steps known as the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps?” Confused, Qin Yu asked.

Although Qin Yu had been in the Divine Realm for some time now, he had spent majority of his time training. Thus, he only knew about some of the general stuff of the Divine Realm, and not any of the fine secrets.

Duanmu  Yu  smiled  and  said.  “The  Utmost  North  Sage Emperor told us to move the Exalted Celestials with our sincerity. How are we to do that? I can only think of a single method; that is, through the use of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.” Qin Yu had also been confused the entire time about how to move the Exalted Celestials.

And now, upon hearing Duanmu Yu saying these words, he immediately asked. “Through the use of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps? How?”
“I know of a legend. In that legend, if one were not a Godking and were capable of walking up the ninety nine steps that connected to the Heavens, then… the Exalted Celestials would definitely show themselves before that person.”  Duanmu Yu said, as he revealed the answer to the riddle.

Qin Yu looked at the simple and unadorned flight of steps with shock.

The flight of steps, they were ten meters wide and there were ninety nine steps in total.

“Brother  Duanmu,  could  there  be  something  astonishing regarding these steps that make even High Level Heavenly Deities  unable  to  scale  them?” Qin  Yu  found  it  a  bit unbelievable.

Was there something special about the flight of steps?

“In all history, there has yet to be a single person, who is not a Godking, capable of summiting the flight of steps.” Duanmu Yu’s resounding words continued.

At this moment, the man and the woman that were sweeping the floor above the steps took a step and flew down to Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu.

“Brother Duanmu, long time no see.” That middle aged man smiled to Duanmu Yu as he greeted him.

Seeing the expression on Duanmu Yu and the middle aged man, Qin Yu knew right away that the two of them were former acquaintances. At this moment, Duanmu Yu said. “It’s indeed been a long time. It have already been no less than eight million years since we last saw each other. Oh, that’s right, Hao Jun, as you are the disciple of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, have you seen the Unfettered Exalted Celestial in the past eight million years?”
At the same time, Duanmu Yu said to Qin Yu. “Brother Qin Yu, these two individuals are respectively the disciple of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, Hao Jun, and the disciple of the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, Yao Lin.”
“This Qin Yu pays his respect to Hao Jun and Yao Lin.” Qin Yu slightly bowed and said.

With Qin Yu’s current eye prowess, he was able to tell that the two people before him were both High Level Heavenly Deities. Hao Jun slightly smiled to Qin Yu before turning to Duanmu  Yu  and  smiled  helplessly.  “Brother  Duanmu,  His Exalted Celestial is an extremely free and unfettered person. After becoming a disciple to His Exalted Celestial, I have only managed to receive some guidance from him during the beginning. After that, he told me to deal with everything myself. Since the last time you came till now, in the eight million plus years, I have not seen His Exalted Celestial even once.” As Hao Jun said this, he looked at the middle aged beautiful woman beside him. “Yao Lin’s luck was a bit better than mine. In the past years, she managed to see the Thunder Punishment Godking once.”
Duanmu Yu smiled to Qin Yu and said. “Brother Qin Yu, did you hear? Even these two disciples of the Exalted Celestials rarely manage to see the Exalted Celestials, the difficulty of us trying to see the Exalted Celestials and obtain a gift from them is extremely hard.”
Qin Yu have no choice but to admit.

That it was indeed possible for the first chosen candidate spot to be wasted.

Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy started to spread. It had already been six thousand years since he reached the Cosmos Stage. Qin Yu’s current Spatial Energy possessed a range of a hundred miles.

“Although the Spatial Energy is still incapable of completely covering the entire Levitation Island, it is an extremely easy task for it to completely cover the Mountain Sea Palace on Levitation  Island.”  Qin  Yu  started  to  carefully  inspect  the Mountain Sea Palace.

Before his inspection, Qin Yu was still curious.

However, after he started inspecting it, he discovered that there was nothing mysterious to the Mountain Sea Palace. It was merely a palace with a relatively more complicated construction. There was actually not a single person in the entire Mountain Sea Palace.

“Hao Jun, Yao Lin.” Qin Yu turned to the two of them and said with a smile. “The two of you are respectively the disciples of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial; then, what about the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Does he have disciples too?”
Hao Jun and Yao Lin glanced at each other. They both started smiling. Duanmu Yu turned to Qin Yu and said. “Qin Yu, you know too little about the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is the most mysterious among the Three Great Exalted Celestials. He is also the one who is the hardest to encounter. Much less you, I reckon even
the Eight Great Sage Emperors have only met the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial a handful of times at most.”
“In all these years the two of us have been disciples of the two Exalted Celestials, we have only met the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial once. Furthermore, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial possesses a very strange temperament and has never had any disciples before.” Yao Lin smiled and said.

Hao Jun said in a low voice. “The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is extremely powerful. The other two Exalted Celestials would frequently get in some conflict with each other. However, they never dare to go against the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
From what the two disciples of the two Exalted Celestials have said, Qin Yu became even more aware of how mysterious the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial was. The reason why Hao Jun and Yao Lin spoke so much to Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu was because they knew who Duanmu Yu was.

“Hao Jun, I need to go see the Exalted Celestials this time around and obtain a gift from them. Do you know of any good method of doing so?” Duanmu Yu asked.

Hao Jun blinked and then smiled. “Brother Duanmu, seeing the Exalted Celestials is a very easy task. All you need to do is to walk up those Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.”
“I naturally know about this. Merely, how could one possibly be able to ascend these ninety nine steps unless one has reached the Godking level?”  Duanmu Yu shook his head and said.

Hao Jun and Yao Lin glanced at each other. They both had a smiling expression in their eyes.

“Brother Duanmu, I know of the reason why you and the others have come. The Utmost North Sage Emperor has already informed this matter to us beforehand. I cannot help any candidates. Besides, it is not like I have the method to help any candidate anyways. To see the Exalted Celestials, the only method is through surmounting the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.” Hao Jun chuckled as he said.

Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu felt helpless.

So they have actually already received the news of their purpose in coming.

“Obtaining the gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials?” Qin Yu muttered.

Ascending the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, this was the last method to seeing the Exalted Celestials. In the following days, Qin Yu had been thinking about the ways to meet the Exalted Celestials on the Levitation Island the entire time. Actually, on the Mountain Sea Palace, other than the main palace, there were also three side palaces. The three side palaces were respectively the temporary residences of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial and the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. There was nothing special to the flight of steps connecting to these three side palaces.

Qin Yu had strolled the surrounding of the three side palaces numerous times.

However, in the desolate and empty Mountain Sea Palace, other than Qin Yu himself, there were only the two disciples of the Exalted Celestials and Duanmu Yu. Evidently, Duanmu Yu also did not make any headway.

“It seems that I really must try that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps!” Qin Yu sat on a large bluestone and muttered.

“Brother Qin Yu.”
Qin Yu raised his head to look. Duanmu Yu was currently walking  over  with  a  frowned  expression.  “Brother  Qin  Yu, Kuiyin Hou has arrived.” “Kuiyin  Hou  arrived?”  Qin  Yu  immediately  jumped  down from the large bluestone.

Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu’s flying speed was the fastest. This allowed the two of them to arrive here one or two months early compared to the majority of the rest of the candidates. However, Kuiyin Hou who was second to only Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu had also arrived at the Levitation Island just now.

“We cannot waste time anymore. In these past days, we have not discovered any other method. It seems that only the original  foolish  method  is  left.”  Duanmu  Yu  had  a  serious expression as he said to Qin Yu solemnly.

Qin Yu lightly nodded.

“Come, let’s go to the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.” Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu immediately proceed to walk toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps in large strides. However, not long after the two walked, they discovered Kuiyin Hou who stood not far from the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

Seeing Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu walking directly toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, Kuiyin Hou opened his eyes in shock.

“Brother  Qin  Yu,  Brother  Duanmu,  have  the  two  of  you gotten fever and become unable to think calmly? That is the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, it is something that only Godkings can surmount. Although the legend has it that if anyone who isn’t a Godking is able to ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, then the Exalted Celestials would meet him, it is still very hard to determine whether the legend is true or false. Furthermore, if one hasn’t reached the Godking level, it is impossible to ascend the steps.” Kuiyin Hou said to the two of them.

Qin Yu’s body stopped.

Was it absolutely impossible? Qin Yu looked to Kuiyin Hou. Duanmu Yu also looked to Kuiyin Hou. “Kuiyin Hou, there is no need for you to try to persuade us. Furthermore, this legend is real. If you don’t believe me, you can go and ask Hao Jun and Yao Lin. The two of them are the disciples of the Exalted Celestials, they are the people who know about this the most.”
“Even if it was true, then what?” Kuiyin Hou refuted. “The Utmost North Sage Emperor had also said to me before that unless one has completely comprehended the Spatial Laws, it is impossible for one to surmount the steps.”
“Haha…”
A loud laughter was heard. Zhou Xian who was standing on a golden heavy sword flew over in the air. His cyan gown was fluttering in the air. The current Zhou Xian was displaying a domineering aura.

“Brother Qin Yu, Brother Duanmu, why are the two of you before that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps? Could it be that the two of you are seeking troubles for yourselves? Haha, my Imperial Father has already told me that it is absolutely impossible for one to ascend this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps unless one is a Godking.”
Right after Zhou Xian said those words, he had already descended.

Qin Yu looked afar. He saw that, one by one, many people were also flying over here in succession. There was surprisingly six people. These six people were all High Level Heavenly Deities. The shy youngster Shentu Fan was among them.

The six of them also descended.

“Brother Kuiyin, what are you all arguing about?”  A robust youngster landed and then asked in a clear voice.

“Oh, Heavenly Wolf Palace’s Palace Master, we aren’t really arguing. Merely, Brother Duanmu and Brother Qin Yu were planning  to  scale  the  Heaven  Connection  Flight  of  Steps.” Kuiyin Hou smiled and said. 
Right away, that Heavenly Wolf Palace’s Palace Master looked to Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu with a shocked expression.

Qin Yu frowned.

‘This group of people, why are they acting like they’re seeing clowns?’
“Brother Qin Yu, we don’t have to care about them.” Duanmu Yu’s expression remained undisturbed. He did not care about the gaze from these people at all.

“Brother  Kuiyin,  I  am  friendly  with  that  Hao  Jun,  the disciple of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. Let’s go and ask him together, I reckon that he might have some idea to how to meet  the  Exalted  Celestials.”   That  Heavenly  Wolf  Palace’s Palace Master said.

Kuiyin Hou nodded and said. “That would be great.” Then he looked to Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu. “Brother Qin Yu, Brother Duanmu, do you want to go together?”
“No need.” Duanmu Yu replied indifferently.

Qin Yu also didn’t say anything. He was merely thinking: ‘If you two want to go, then you can try and ask them. Duanmu Yu and I have already asked that Hao Jun and Yao Lin.’
Kuiyin Hou and them then proceeded to walk toward the side palaces. They prepared to go up the steps of the side palace.

Suddenly…
“Your Highness Zhou Xian.” An amiable voice sounded from above. It was Yao Lin. Yao Lin had a warm smile on her face.

Upon seeing Yao Lin, Zhou Xian prepared to greet her with a salute right away. However, Yao Lin said. “His Exalted Celestial has just sent an order to have Your Highness Zhou Xian enter the palace.” This Yao Lin was the disciple of the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial; the Exalted Celestial that she spoke of was naturally the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.

Zhou Xian was slightly startled. After that, his face turned into one of ecstasy.

Kuiyin Hou and them were unable to refrain from looking at Zhou Xian. They all displayed envy within their gazes. From their mouths, they muttered softly. “This Zhou Xian…”
“Zhou Xian has just arrived and this Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial has already sent an order. This is truly too obvious.” Qin Yu was unable to refrain his anger in his heart.

Chapter 37: Perseverance

At this moment, Zhou Xian’s face was filled with smiles. He turned to Qin Yu and them; with a humble smile, he said. “Everyone, I shall go and meet the Exalted Celestial first then. Hopefully everyone will also be able to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.”
As he said that, Zhou Xian proceeded to walk up the steps of the Thunder Punishment Palace, one of the three side palaces. When he walked up the steps, he walked over to Yao Lin and even greeted her with a very courteous salute. “Senior sister Yao Lin, thank you.”
Yao Lin was also smiling. She then led Zhou Xian into the Thunder Punishment Palace.

As for Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu who were watching this scene from afar, they both felt a sense of disgust in their hearts. Even Kuiyin Hou and them were starting to feel indignant.

“Brother Duanmu, are we to continue trying to ascend this Heaven  Connecting  Flight  of  Stairs?”   Qin  Yu  looked  to Duanmu Yu.

At this moment, Qin Yu was filled with anger and indignance. “I truly never would’ve expected that this Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial was biased in helping his own descendents so openly. The Utmost North Sage Emperor has given us ten entire years to prepare. Why didn’t this Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial wait two or three years before summoning this Zhou Xian? Instead, right after this Zhou Xian appeared before the Mountain Sea Palace, he immediately showed himself and summoned Zhou Xian. This bias is too obvious.”
It was so obvious that Qin Yu felt angry.

With his current frame of mind, it was practically impossible for him to surmount the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

“Qin Yu, let’s rest for half a day first and regulate our frame of minds. After we reach our best states, it would not be too late for us to scale the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps then.” Duanmu Yu’s voice was still as amiable as before. 
Merely, Qin Yu managed to sense that Duanmu Yu’s frame of mind had also been affected by what happened earlier and was a bit fluctuated.

“Indeed, we should regulate our frame of mind.”  Qin Yu walked to the grassland on the side. He then sat down in a cross-legged position. As the amount of time for them to prepare the gift was ten entire years, there was no need for them to be overly hasty. What was most important was for them to be in their best state of mind when ascending the steps.

Qin Yu looked to the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps and frowned.  “This  Heaven  Connecting  Flight  of  Steps,  in  the entire history of the Divine Realm, not a single expert, who had yet to reach the Godking stage, has managed to ascend it. The difficulty in ascending it ought to be extraordinarily hard. I reckon that I will have to rely on my New Cosmos Spatial Energy this time around.”
Qin Yu was very aware of his own strength. Three thousand plus years ago, when he first came out from his New Cosmos, he had only reached the entrance of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. After three thousand plus years, his clone had been comprehending the Spatial Laws for over forty million years.

Qin Yu’s clone had already comprehended around eighty percent of the portion of Spatial Comprehension left behind by the Godking of Life.

Currently, although Qin Yu had yet to reach the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage, he could also be considered a relatively powerful person among High Level Heavenly Deities. Adding on his Spatial Energy from the New Cosmos, his strength ought to now be comparable to peak High Level Heavenly Deity experts.

“Even if I rely on the Spatial Energy, it would still be difficult to tell whether I’ll be able to ascend the steps or not.” Qin Yu looked at the flight of ninety-nine steps. They were about a hundred feet tall. Qin Yu did not have absolute confidence in himself. During the period of time when Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu were readjusting their state of mind, the following candidates had also arrived at the Levitation Island in succession. Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan and them had also gone to search for Hao Jun.

After some time.

Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu opened their eyes. At this moment, Qin Yu’s state of mind had already returned to its optimal level. The effect from what happened with Zhou Xian had been removed.

“Brother Qin Yu, should we go?” Duanmu Yu slightly smiled.

Qin Yu also smiled slightly. “Good, let’s go.”
Between their questioning and answering, Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu had a tacit understanding of friends. Just like that, Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu proceeded to walk towards the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. As for Kuiyin Hou and the other dozen plus people, they were still vexed as to how to see the Exalted Celestials.

“Brother Qin Yu, Brother Duanmu, it would appear that you two are truly going to try to ascend this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. After thinking for so long, I think that I planned to try it too.” Kuiyin Hou also had a trace of helplessness on his face.

Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu immediately started smiling.

“Are you coming with us?” Duanmu Yu smiled as he looked to Kuiyin Hou.

Kuiyin Hou raised his head and looked to the ninety nine steps. He took a deep breath and said. “Since there’s no other method, I’ll try it out. If people think that I am a foolish clown, then so be it.” As he said that, Kuiyin Hou looked to Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu. “I’ll go with the two of you.” Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou glanced at one another.
They then proceeded to take a step forward simultaneously.

“What a strange feeling!”
After taking the first step, Qin Yu felt as if he had fallen into a swamp. It seemed as if he couldn’t even control his balance. He immediately started to agitate the Heavenly Divine Energy within his body to stabilize it.

“The first step is already like this, these ninety nine steps…” Qin Yu looked at Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou beside him. Duanmu Yu seemed to be alright. As for Kuiyin Hou, he also stabilized his body like Qin Yu.

At this moment, the other people all discovered that the three of them were trying to ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

“Brother Kuiyin, are you all truly planning to ascend the Heaven  Connecting  Flight  of  Steps?”   The  other  fourteen people all walked over. Other than Zhou Xian who had already entered the Thunder Punishment Palace, the other candidates were all at a loss as to what to do.

Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou turned their heads and looked at these fourteen people. They did not say anything and merely continued to climb the steps.

“Brother Qin Yu, Brother Duanmu, Brother Kuiyin, wait for me.” A familiar voice was heard. Once hearing that voice, Qin Yu knew that it was the shy genius youngster, Shentu Fan.

Qin Yu and them turned around to look.

The handsome Shentu Fan who had a red battle gown on had also stepped onto the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. At the same time, he said to Qin Yu and them with a reddened face. “I cannot think of any other method. I guess I’ll try ascending the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps with you all. I have heard that in the history record of this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, the most anyone managed to ascend was ninety five steps. I truly wonder if we might be capable of reaching ninety steps.” Historical record?

Qin Yu was able to guess that it seemed that in the entire history of the Divine Realm, those that have not reached the Godking level, the strongest among them managed to ascend ninety five steps.

“Let’s go.” Duanmu Yu said.

Right after, the four of them started to climb the steps together. As for the thirteen people below, they merely looked to the four of them and were discussing about this with one another. They did not attempt to climb the steps like the four of them.

That was because they did not need to attempt to climb the steps. Just by the history left behind by their predecessors, one could already know how difficult climbing those steps was. Each step was ten meters wide. It was sufficiently wide for the four of them to climb the steps together.

After climbing ten steps, Qin Yu managed to understand completely. “So it turns out that this Flight of Steps tests one’s comprehension of the Spatial Laws. For the previous steps, one could resist through using one’s Heavenly Divine Energy. However, it is impossible to do that anymore for the steps further up.”
Qin Yu felt as if he had suddenly stepped onto a Dark Star.

At the same time, it also felt as if he had suddenly sunk into a thick and dense liquid. Occassionaly, he would feel as if his body were floating. And other times, he would feel as if body were being oppressed by the space.

This sort of unceasing change, the further he climbed, the more frightening it became.

At some times, that sort of oppression strength was so strong to momentarily destroy a galaxy. It was impossible for Qin Yu and them to stop this through using only their physical bodies. What they were using was their comprehensions of the Spatial Laws.

To shift, to weaken or to completely eliminate this sort of oppression.

Spatial Law against Spatial Law.

That Kuiyin Hou lightly laughed and said. “The further we climb, the stronger the Spatial Laws become. No wonder His Majesty Sage Emperor had told me that it was absolutely impossible for one to reach the top unless one has reached the Godking level. It would appear to me now that… the ninety ninth step would test the complete Spatial Laws.”
Hearing what Kuiyin Hou had said, Qin Yu also agreed to his speculation.

Perhaps it really would be like that! Duanmu Yu lightly laughed and said. “If that truly is the case, then the Three Great Exalted Celestials are truly playing tricks on us. They said that if anyone that isn’t a Godking manages to surmount the flight of steps, they would show themselves before that person. However, this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps is something that one can only surmount after reaching the Godking level. That is to say… the Three Exalted Celestials don’t wish to see people at all.”
Qin  Yu  also  understood  in  his  heart.  “Even  if  the  Three Exalted Celestials don’t wish to see others, there wasn’t a need for them to play such a trick upon others. Merely…” Qin Yu’s gaze turned sharp. “As long as there’s hope, I cannot give up.”

At this moment, they had reached the fiftieth step. The four of them still had the ability to speak. However, as they continued to climb, the four of them stopped speaking.

Seventy fifth step.

“Occasionally,  the  space  gives  an  immense  oppression. Occasionally, the space rips apart. Occasionally, one’s body feels like it is flying… It is practically impossible to control my body anymore.” Qin Yu also felt extremely exhausted.

Having reached this stage, Qin Yu had yet to use his New Cosmos Spatial Energy.

“How many steps would I be able to surmount without using the New Cosmos’s Spatial Energy?” Qin Yu clenched his teeth and continued to persevere. At this moment, his forehead was filled with soybean sized sweat beads.

Not only him, that genius youngster Shentu Fan’s forehead was also filled with beads of sweat. His complexion was also extremely pale.

Only Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou’s state were still relatively normal. They merely had a slightly redded face. The two of them were both peak High Level Heavenly Deities; their comprehension of the Spatial Laws were a bit higher than Qin Yu and Shentu Fan.

Eightieth step. 
Right when Qin Yu stepped onto this step, he felt a tremble through his entire body. Qin Yu felt as if he were a little boat in a violent surging ocean. He was unable to resist the violent surging ocean anymore.

“Bang!”
A sound of collision was heard. Qin Yu and them all turned around to look. What they saw was Shentu Fan falling down from the flight of steps. He crashed onto the ground and spouted out a mouthful of blood.

With a pale complexion, Shentu Fan stood back up. He smiled to Qin Yu and them. “Guys, it would be left to you all now. I had originally wanted to persevere until the ninetieth step, never would I have expected that I would not be able to persevere any longer after reaching the eightieth step.”
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou all gave Shentu Fan an encouraging smile. Although Shentu Fan had failed, Qin Yu and them all had a very favorable impression of him. 
As the four of them had tried to surmount the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps together, their impressions of one another had become very favorable in the course of doing so.

When the four of them all did something that others had considered ‘only lunatics would do’ together, they would all have a feeling of acknowledgement for one another.

“Everyone, let’s continue onward. Perhaps the Three Exalted Celestials might break their rule and make an exception to see us seeing how hard we tried to surmount the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.”  Duanmu Yu said in a low voice while smiling.

Qin Yu and Kuiyin Hou both smiled and nodded.

“Mn, let’s continue striving.”
The three of them continued to climb the steps. 
After reaching the eighty third step, Qin Yu felt that the oppression of the space had reached a level stronger than what he could bear. He felt as if he were about to fall down from the steps.

“Damn it.”
At this moment, Qin Yu finally used the Spatial Energy from his New Cosmos. This Spatial Energy was completely controlled by Qin Yu. It protected Qin Yu.

In an instantly, that spatial oppression was decreased by over ninety percent.

“Huff, perhaps I might actually be able to reach the top.” After feeling the effect of being protected by his New Cosmos’s Spatial Energy, a sense of hope was raised in Qin Yu’s heart.

One step, two step… Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou, these two experts who had reached the peak High Level Heavenly Deity, also started having sweat on their foreheads. At this moment, they had reached the eighty eighth step.

The further they got, the harder each step was.

Qin Yu who originally still had hope now felt that for every step higher, the oppressive sensation increased by too much. “It might not be possible to reach the top even with this Spatial Energy.” Qin Yu became anxious. “It’s truly unfortunate that I am only capable of using such a small amount of Spatial Energy.”
The New Cosmos was still growing.

If Qin Yu were able to use one percent of the entire New Cosmos’s Spatial Energy, then he would’ve been able to easily surmount the flight of steps. However, right now… the Spatial Energy that Qin Yu was able to use could only cover a hundred miles. 
Compared to the entire cosmos, the range of the Spatial Energy was still very small, the amount of Spatial Energy was still very small.

It was only because Qin Yu was capable of completely controlling this Spatial Energy that the Spatial Energy was extremely powerful.

Ninetieth step.

“Bang!” Kuiyin Hou’s complexion had instantly turned super red. It was as if he had been smashed by a frightening power. He fell as he sprayed blood throughout the sky.

Qin Yu knew very well.

It was because of the enormous oppression by the space that caused Kuiyin Hou to vomit blood. That was because Qin Yu also felt the powerful oppression. 
Qin Yu looked to Duanmu Yu beside him. He tried his hardest to voice our three words. “Do your best.”
Duanmu Yu was sweating so much that his sweat had turned to paste. His complexion had also turned pale. He merely smiled to Qin Yu. The current Duanmu Yu was incapable of speaking a single word.

The two of them continued to persevere.

Ninety first step!

Qin Yu felt pressure on his chest. The Spatial Energy surrounding him had been oppressed so much that it had begun to fluctuate.

Ninety second step!

“Bang!” Qin Yu felt a burst of vibration in the air. Duanmu Yu sprayed blood out from his mouth as he powerlessly fell down the flight of steps. After he fell to the ground, Duanmu Yu tried his best to turn his body over and kneeled on the ground on all fours.

Duanmu Yu raised his head to look to Qin Yu. He squeeze out a smile. “Do your best!”
Qin Yu was moved. Qin Yu looked to the final steps. He once again clenched his teeth and proceeded to climb the steps again. The dozen plus people below were watching Qin Yu as he painstakingly climbed the steps. They had all held their breaths.

“He had reached the ninety fifth step. He has tied the highest record.” Kuiyin Hou exclaimed.

“Perhaps he might really be able to succeed.” Duanmu Yu said in a low voice. Ninety sixth step.

Qin Yu’s complexion was as pale as paper. He was swaying back and forth. However, he still stepped forward to climb the next step.

Ninety seventh step.

“Bang!”
Practically everyone heard that sound of the air being violently shaken. Qin Yu whose complexion was so pale and without the slightest of blood spurted out a mouthful of blood and then powerlessly fell down the flight of steps.

The current Qin Yu did not have the slightest energy to move.

“Brother Qin Yu, are you alright?”  Duanmu Yu and them immediately went up to support Qin Yu. 
After a short moment, Qin Yu tried his hardest to stand. After leaving the flight of steps, Qin Yu recovered his injuries with a frightening speed.

“I, still failed.” Qin Yu’s body was slightly shivering. Earlier, when he reached the ninety sixth step, Qin Yu was actually about to fall down. However, he persisted on through all his effort. Yet, upon reaching the next step, he was jolted down without any power to resist.

“Ah, that Zhou Xian has walked out.”  Suddenly, someone spoke and said.

Qin Yu wiped away the blood on the corner of his mouth. He stood up straight and looked over to the Thunder Punishment Palace. What he saw was a Zhou Xian with a face filled with smiles and holding a black scepter as he walked out from the Thunder Punishment Palace.

[TL: the scepter Zhou Xian is holding is a chinese scepter called ruyi. It symbolizes power and good fortune.]

Chapter 38: Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial’s Advice

Under the gaze of everyone, Zhou Xian slowly walked down the flight of steps while smiling and holding a black scepter. After he saw Qin Yu and them, he walked toward them while smiling,

“Brother Qin Yu, what happened to you? Before I entered the Thunder Punishment Palace, you were still fine. Yet, why are you injured now?” Zhou Xian saw that there were traces of blood on Qin Yu’s clothes, thus he acted like a person with good intentions and asked ‘concernedly.’
Only then did Qin Yu notice the bloodstain on his clothes. He immediately waved the black gown and then the bloodstain disappeared.

“It’s nothing.” Qin Yu indifferently replied.

Without Qin Yu replying, someone else already spoke. “Brother Zhou Xian, earlier Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu and them, a total of four people, tried to ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. They merely did not succeed and fell down the steps.”
Zhou Xian said “oh” and then displayed an appearance of sudden understanding. He then looked at Qin Yu. He curled his lip and sighed. “Brother Qin Yu, could it be that you all didn’t know that… it is absolutely impossible for one to reach the top of that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps unless one has reached the Godking level? I truly never would’ve imagined that in the short period of time that I was in the Thunder Punishment Palace, you all would’ve gone and tried ascending the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps still.”
Qin Yu frowned. He felt a burst of anger in his heart. “This Zhou Xian, he had obtained a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, is he trying to sneer at me now?”
Qin Yu who was angry in his heart merely remained silent.
He did not bother to pay attention to Zhou Xian. Kuiyin Hou however was able to refrain himself. He still smiled  and  said.  “Brother  Zhou  Xian,  as  you  were  able  to obtain a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, there is naturally no need for you to be excessively vexed. However, the few of us here have no other methods. Thus, we could only attempt to surmount the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Although we did not succeed, attempting it does not cause us any loss.”
Duanmu Yu also merely smiled. He did not say anything.

As for the final person among the four that tried to climb the flight of steps, Shentu Fan, he was slightly frowning. Evidently he was disgusted by Zhou Xian.

“Brother  Zhou  Xian,  congratulations  on  obtaining  a  gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. May I know that what was it that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial bestowed you? Is it possible for you to impress us with the bestowed gift?” Suddenly, someone spoke and asked.

Immediately, everyone looked to Zhou Xian. 
Qin Yu also wanted to know what exactly it was that Zhou Xian obtained. Thus he also looked to Zhou Xian.

“Haha…”  Zhou Xian laughly brightly. He slightly raised the black scepter in his hand.

Kuiyin Hou said in a surprise. “Brother Zhou Xian, could it be that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial had bestowed you this black scepter? Earlier, when looking from afar, this black scepter didn’t look like anything special. However, now that I see it closely, it seems that this black scepter is something extraordinary.”
Qin Yu also looked to that black scepter.

He had also spread out his Spatial Energy and started to carefully inspect that black scepter. Merely by inspecting it, Qin Yu felt a sort of aura… the aura of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. “It’s actually a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu’s brows were raised. His gaze was fixed on that black scepter. “Merely, what grade of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure might this scepter be?”
It was simply impossible to completely see through this black scepter relying merely on Divine Awareness or Spatial Energy.

Only through dripping blood on it and becoming its master would only be able to know everything about this black scepter.

Duanmu Yu lightly laughed and said. “How could something bestowed by His Exalted Celestial possibly be ordinary? If I am not mistaken, it ought to be a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” The other people immediately started discussing with one another.

Those people did not possess Qin Yu’s ‘Spatial Energy.’ Furthermore, they could not directly use their Divine Awareness to inspect it. Because if they did, then Zhou Xian would definitely discover it and they would appear to be very impulsive and rude. 
Those people all grew curious. Was it truly a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?

Zhou  Xian  smiled  confidently.  “That’s  right,  this  scepter bestowed by His Exalted Celestial is indeed a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. His Exalted Celestial came to know of my participation in the groom search. This Grandmist Spiritual Treasure could be considered as being a gift from him.”
“Thunder  Punishment  Exalted  Celestial  indeed  regards Brother Zhou Xian with importance. Brother Zhou Xian has only just arrived at the Levitation Island yet has already received a bestowment.” Someone said while smiling.

Zhou Xian lightly smiled. Traces of contentment was seen in his eyes.

Having obtained the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by an Exalted Celestial, Zhou Xian believed that the first chosen candidate spot was definitely his to take. He was unable to refrain himself from displaying a complacent expression. 
“Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, they are separated into third rate, second rate and first rate, three different levels of quality. Is it possible for us to know what level of quality was this Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?” Kuiyin Hou directly asked.

Not only Kuiyin Hou, Qin Yu was curious to know about this as well.

Zhou Xian merely smiled indifferently. He flipped his hand and put the black scepter away. After gazing at everyone present, he said. “Let’s not talk about what level of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure this scepter is. Everyone, I believe that we all know that the first round of the groom selection, the rules stated that we are to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. If no one else is able to obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by the Exalted Celestials, then even if this scepter of mine were just an ordinary item, I would still be winning this round. Thus, everyone, it’s best for you all to focus yourselves of finding a way to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.”
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan and them were all stunned. 
Although the words spoken by Zhou Xian were egotistical and arrogant, everyone knew that what Zhou Xian had said was very reasonable.

If they were unable to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials, then regardless of how crappy the gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial that Zhou Xian obtained, it was still a gift bestowed by an Exalted Celestial. Thus, the first chosen candidate spot would be Zhou Xian’s.

Thus, everyone started to disperse. Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Kuiyin Hou got together and sat on top of some lawn.

As the four of them have tried to surmount the flight of steps together, their relationship had became better.

After taking a glance at the three people beside him, Qin Yu started to ponder about how to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. “That Utmost North Sage Emperor gave us a total of ten years to prepare. That New Cosmos of mine, its time acceleration has already reached ten thousand times. Ten years could be considered a hundred thousand years. A hundred thousand years of training would not allow my clone to attain much increase in its comprehension of the spatial laws.”
To ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

There were only two ways to do so. One was to obtain a high level comprehension of the spatial laws. The other was to control the Spatial Energy from the New Cosmos.

“A hundred thousand years, the increase of the comprehensions of the spatial laws would be too low. As for the Spatial Energy… the increase of the Spatial Energy is directly proportional to the development of the New Cosmos. It is not related to the time acceleration. With less than ten years, the amount of Spatial Energy increase would also be extremely small.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from frowning deeply. What can he do?

At this moment, Qin Yu simply cannot think of any method at all.

Suddenly, a voice sounded from beside Qin Yu. “Why is Brother Zhou Xian still staying here and not returning even after obtaining a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestial?”
Qin Yu raised his head to look.

It turned out that Zhou Xian had also sat cross-legged beside them. The person who asked earlier was Kuiyin Hou.

Zhou Xian lightly smiled. “Although I have obtained a gift from an Exalted Celestial, there are a total of three Exalted Celestials. Perhaps I might be able to obtain another gift from the Unfettered Exalted Celestial or Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Thus, why should I try to return too early?” After Zhou Xian finished saying these words, he slightly stopped before continuing. “Furthermore, isn’t it merely ten years of time? I’ll just stay here and accompany everyone, I believe that would also be pretty good.”
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Kuiyin Hou all merely smiled. They all didn’t say anything.
And at this moment, Zhou Xian recalled the words the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial said to him. “Xian’er, let me remind you. After you obtain this scepter, do not worry to return back. This time, for some unknown reason, Eldest Martial Brother Floating Feathers whose whereabouts are always hidden is actually very interested in this groom search. Not only me, even Eldest Martial Brother Floating Feathers and Younger Martial Brother Unfettered were in the surrounding Thousand Islands of the Mountain Sea Palace. As to whether you’ll be able to meet them, it’ll be dependent on your luck.”
[TL: Piao Yu → Floating Feathers. Not sure if Floating Feathers is his title or his name. Quite certain Unfettered is a title though.] Zhou Xian slightly closed his eyes. He then slowly exhaled. A lightning flickered past his eyes.

“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, the most powerful Exalted Celestial among the three, the one with the most hidden whereabouts and most secret history was actually in the surroundings of the Mountain Sea Palace.

This information was truly too shocking.

Had it been someone else that told him that, Zhou Xian would have thought that person to be delusional. However, this was something that his grandpa, the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, personally told him.

Thus, Zhou Xian did not urge to return. He decided to try his luck in these ten years. Perhaps he might really be able to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

“Earlier, I managed to step onto the ninety seventh step. If I were to exercise even more careful control over the Spatial Energy, perhaps I might be able to step another step higher.” Qin Yu clenched his teeth and proceeded to stand up again.

No matter what, he couldn’t give up.

“Brother Qin Yu, what are you doing?”  Seeing that Qin Yu had stood up, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan, Kuiyin Hou and Zhou Xian all looked over at him.

“I’m going to climb that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps again.” Qin Yu said directly.

As he said that, Qin Yu already started to proceed toward that Mountain Sea Palace not far away from him. Seeing the back view of Qin Yu who was walking toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, Duanmu Yu and them were shocked.

They all stood up and walked toward Qin Yu.

Right when Qin Yu took his first step, Kuiyin Hou said. “Qin Yu, this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, each step was much more difficult than the previous… Although you managed to get onto the ninety seventh step, it is simply impossible for you to step onto the ninety eighth step. One’s comprehension of the spatial laws is not something that’s easily improved.”
Qin Yu stopped in his tracks.

Qin Yu had a bitter smile on his face. He thought in his heart. “I too know that. Merely, I cannot give up.” After that, Qin Yu continued to climb the steps.

However, at this moment… A buzz sound came from the air. A white gowned youth came flying in the air. He was flying toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Qin Yu and them were unable to refrain themselves from turning around to look.

“High   Level   Heavenly   Deity!”     Qin   Yu   immediately determined the strength of this person.

This white gowned youth was someone who Qin Yu had definitely not seen before. He was also not one of the eighteen candidates.

This white gowned youth had a grim appearance. He completely ignored Qin Yu and them. Instead, he directly landed beside the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps and then, without saying anything, proceeded to climb the steps.

His speed was extremely fast.

It seemed as if this white gowned youth was extremely familiar with this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. In a blink of an eye, he had climbed fifty steps. He then continued to climb the steps.

“This man has come again.”  The disciple of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, Hao Jun, walked over to Qin Yu and them while smiling.

“Brother Hao Jun, what’s happening? Who is that person?” Zhou Xian asked.

Hao Jun lightly smiled and said. “In the past several million years, this white gowned youth would frequently come to climb the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Several millions of years ago, he was only a Low Level Heavenly Deity. And now, he had become a High Level Heavenly Deity.”
“It’s only been several million of years, his progress was that fast?” Kuiyin Hou said in shock.

His cultivation speed was truly too astonishing. “This white gowned youth is not fond of speech. I have once tried speaking with him, however, he had ignored me. It’s just that every several thousand years, he would come to try to climb the steps.” Hao Jun said while smiling.

Qin Yu slightly frowned. He raised his head and looked to that white gowned youth that was climbing the steps.

“Why would he continuously climb the steps if he is incapable of reaching the top?” Qin Yu grew confused.

That white gowned youth’s climbing speed was at first fast. However, after reaching the seventieth step, he began to slow down. After reaching the eightieth step, his walking had become difficult. One step after another.

Everyone saw that the white gowned youth had been striving his best to climb the steps.

After reaching the eighty fifth step, the white gowned youth was jolted down the flight of steps. After crashing onto the ground, the white gowned youth used a great amount of effort to stand back up. After gasping for a couple breaths of air, he said in a low voice. “Eighty five, target reached.”
Immediately after, the white gowned youth closed his eyes and started to adjust his breathing.

“Hello,  brother.”   Kuiyin  Hou  spoke.  However,  the  white gowned youth still had his eyes closed as he was recovering his injuries. He had completely ignored Kuiyin Hou.

“Do not bother, he would not bother to pay attention to you.” Hao Jun smiled and said.

After some time, that white gowned youth opened his eyes. He glanced at everyone present and then directly flew away from the Levitation Island.

“This  man  is  truly  unconventional.”   Zhou  Xian  lightly laughed. Merely, within his tone, he had a trace of disdain toward that white gowned youth. Hao  Jun  instead  praised  and  said.  “That  white  gowned youth’s progress was very large. Last time around, he had only reached the eighty third step. I had originally thought that it’ll be amazing if he would reach the eighty fifth step this time. Never would I expect that he actually reached the eighty sixth step.”
“Brother Qin Yu?” Kuiyin Hou spoke.

At this moment, Qin Yu had started climbing the steps. Having climbed the steps once, Qin Yu had grown a bit familiar with it. For the first several tens of steps, Qin Yu’s climbing speed was relatively fast. In an instant, he had reached seventy steps.

“This Qin Yu, why is he so stubborn?” Zhou Xian sneered as he shook his head.

As for Shentu Fan, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Hao Jun, they had their heads raised and were looking at Qin Yu climbing the steps.

Chapter 39: Admiration

Beads of sweat were sliding down his forehead. Qin Yu’s gaze was firmly fixed on the top… it was firmly fixed on the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

At this moment, Qin Yu had reached the ninety fifth step.

This time around, Qin Yu had used his Spatial Energy at the beginning. Qin Yu also became more familiar with the Spatial Energy. He had also become more experienced as to how to resist the spatial oppressions.

The Spatial Energy surrounding Qin Yu would occasionally fluctuate like waves, occasionally rotate like a vortex and occasionally taper like a cone…
Essentially, he was using the smallest amount of energy to get rid of the various different kinds of spatial oppressions, spatial restrictions and spatial bindings and so on. “This time around ought to be a little bit better compared to the first time.” Qin Yu took another step forward.

Ninety sixth step!

“Last time, I had already reached my limit after reaching the ninety sixth step. After just taking a step onto the ninety seventh step, I was immediately jolted down. This time around…   it  seems  to  be  a  bit  better.”   Qin  Yu  felt  an indescribable joy in his heart.

Qin Yu did not anxiously step up to the ninety seventh step. Instead, he remained on the ninety sixth step and began to familiarize himself with the spatial attacks of this step.

The people below all held their breaths.

In the past, the highest record was only ninety fifth step. However, Qin Yu had already surpassed that. Even if Qin Yu were to fail, they would still admire him. “Why did Brother Qin Yu stop on the ninety sixth step?” Confused, Shentu Fan asked.

Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou also shook their head to show that they did not understand either.

From their perspective, they believed that each step of the flight of steps was testing one’s comprehension of the spatial laws and that there was no benefit to staying in a certain step for a long period of time.

However, they didn’t know.

Qin Yu was actually accumulating experience. He was accumulating experience in using his Spatial Energy to resist the various kinds of spatial attacks. The longer Qin Yu stayed on there, the more experience he’d accumulate.

Qin Yu stayed for an entire hour on this ninety sixth step. “Last  time,  Qin  Yu  was  immediately  jolted  down  after stepping onto the ninety seventh step. I wonder what will happen this time…” Kuiyin Hou said in a low voice.

“Qin Yu is moving.” Hao Jun suddenly said.

At this moment, there were already numerous people that have come over to watch Qin Yu climb the steps. These people had all raised their heads to look as Qin Yu climbed the steps. Hearing that ‘Qin Yu is moving,’ every one of their eyes shined. Their gaze were completely focused upon Qin Yu.

A step!

Qin Yu had reached the ninety seventh step.

Under the gaze of everyone present, Qin Yu swayed slightly on the ninety seventh step. However, he was still standing. He did not fall down. “He’s standing!”  Kuiyin Hou, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and them were all shocked.

Last time, Qin Yu was instantly jolted down the moment he stepped onto the ninety seventh step. This signified that the spatial attacks from the ninety seventh step was something that Qin Yu was incapable of resisting.

However, why was it that Qin Yu became capable of standing on the ninety seventh step after merely a short period of time?

This progress, it was truly a bit too huge!

“Could one’s spatial comprehension increase that fast?” Zhou Xian muttered in a low voice in disbelief.

All the people down there watching Qin Yu climbing the steps didn’t know that, in the short period of time between the first time that Qin Yu climbed the steps and the second time that he climbed the steps, as the time between them was so short, it was naturally impossible for his comprehension of the spatial laws to increase by much. Instead, what Qin Yu managed to increase was… his experience in using Spatial Energy to resist the spatial attacks.

He learned to use a smaller amount of Spatial Energy to resist a great amount of spatial attack.

“Persevere, persevere.”
Qin Yu used the same sort of tactic he used on the ninety sixth step for the ninety seventh step. He did not anxiously take another step forward. Instead, he began to familiarize himself with the greater level of spatial attacks.

Occassionaly, Qin Yu’s body would sway. However, he would rapidly control the Spatial Energy around him.

At this moment, the Spatial Energy had been so oppressed that it had spread to an area one meter surrounding him. Qin Yu was frantically adjusting the method of the Spatial Energy’s resistance toward the spatial oppression. “I felt as if I am a little boat within a violent surging ocean that could capsize at any moment.” Qin Yu felt extremely tired.

Each time he received a spatial attack, he felt as if he had reached his limit.

Each and every spatial attack was challenging Qin Yu’s limit.

Qin Yu was striving his best to resist them.

“Bang!” A tiny mistake and Qin Yu was jolted down from the steps. That frightening amount of spatial oppression had shattered Qin Yu’s sternum. His entire chest was caved in.

Powerlessly, Qin Yu fell to the ground.

“Brother  Qin  Yu.”   Duanmu  Yu,  Kuiyin  Hou  and  them hurriedly came to support Qin Yu. Qin Yu’s injury was recovered in a short period of time. After a slight movement of his body, the bloodstain on his clothes had also disappeared. 
“Are  you  alright?”  Duanmu  Yu  looked  to  Qin  Yu.  At  this moment, Qin Yu have a very tranquil expression. There was no change to his expression at all. This caused Duanmu Yu to be worried about Qin Yu’s state of mind.

“I’m alright.”
Qin Yu said. However, his gaze was still fixed upon the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

“Accumulate experience, accumulate experience… Once I am able to completely stand still on the ninety seventh step, I will proceed to the ninety eighth step. And once I am capable of resisting the ninety eighth step for a slight bit, I’ll immediately step onto the ninety ninth step. Even if I am to be instantly jolted down, at the very least… I would have reached the top.” Qin Yu was thinking in his heart.

Qin Yu’s idea was very good. From Qin Yu’s point of view, it seemed that he had the slight chance of success.

“Brother Qin Yu, what are you doing?”  Kuiyin Hou said in shock.

At this moment, all the various people surrounding him were shocked. That was because Qin Yu had once again started climbing the steps! He had failed twice, yet he was actually planning to do it again? None of the people understood what Qin Yu was thinking.

“Could this Qin Yu be thinking that climbing the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps would increase his comprehension of the spatial laws?” Zhou Xian said with a frown.

All the people here didn’t understand what Qin Yu was thinking. However, Qin Yu continued to climb the steps again.

Once again, Qin Yu climbed onto the ninety seventh step. Qin Yu once again stopped on the ninety seventh step. He started to familiarize himself with the various kinds of spatial attacks.

“If I am incapable of standing firmly on the ninety seventh step, then I reckon that I would immediately be jolted down once I stepped onto the the ninety eighth step.” Qin Yu knew very well of the gap between each step.

After closing his eyes, Qin Yu was even capable of visualizing the various kinds of spatial attacks. He continued to try his best to firmly stand within the various kinds of spatial attacks.

After about a cup of tea’s time, Qin Yu was once again jolted down.

Qin Yu lifted himself back up with a hand on the ground. He gazed at the summit of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. “It is as if I am walking on a tightrope. At any moment, I might be jolted down. I am still unable to stand completely firmly.” Soon, without caring for the words the people surrounding him said to him, Qin Yu once again stepped onto the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.

Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan glanced at each other. They then walked to the side and quietly sat down in a cross-legged position. They no longer bothered to say anything. As for the other people, they too slowly dispersed.

“That Qin Yu, if he wants to torment himself, then he can go and torment himself.”  Zhou Xian sneered in a low voice. He then also walked to the side and no longer bothered to care about Qin Yu.

“Bang!”
Qin Yu was once again jolted down to the ground. Duanmu Yu who was sitting cross-legged beside him opened one of his eyes and glanced at Qin Yu. Duanmu Yu had already forgotten how many times Qin Yu had climbed the steps now.

It had been half a year already! 
In the entire half a year, Qin Yu was attempting to climb the steps unceasingly. And unceasingly, he fell. In this half a year’s time, Qin Yu had surprisingly been staying on the ninety seventh step the entire time. He did not attempt to take another step further at all.

“Qin Yu…” Duanmu Yu felt as if he wanted to say something. “If I was as persevering as Qin Yu back then, then perhaps the conclusion would’ve been different.”
A sorrow suddenly flashed through Duanmu Yu’s eyes. His complexion had turned pale. “No, persevering? I have already reached such a state, if I were to force myself to continue to brace it, then what sort of significance would there be for me to obtain her?”
Qin Yu had thought that there were not many things which would cause Duanmu Yu’s mind to waver.

A man who was regarded as being perfect. However, at this moment, his body was slightly shivering because of pain. In merely an instant, Duanmu Yu had completely calmed his frame of mind.

“Give up when one should!”
Soon after, Duanmu Yu closed his eyes.

It was still the ninety seventh step.

At this moment, Qin Yu had stood for nearly an hour on the ninety seventh step. The Spatial Energy surrounding him was changing with extremely fluency. With extraordinary ingenuity, they were resisting the various different attacks.

“That’s about it. I could continue now!”
Qin Yu’s gaze had instantly become sharp.

He took a step! 
At this moment, there was no one paying attention to Qin Yu. In the half year’s time, Qin Yu had been endlessly attempting to climb the steps. Thus, he had already numbed those people to his step climbings and fallings. There were even people believing that Qin Yu had gone mad.

Thus, naturally no one noticed that Qin Yu had stepped onto the ninety eighth step.

At the moment when he stepped onto the ninety eighth step, Qin Yu felt that his body was suddenly jolted. However, Qin Yu’s eyes turned red and he proceeded to hysterically control the Spatial Energy to resist the spatial oppressions.

“Only a bit longer, only one more step!”
On the ninety eighth step, Qin Yu felt as if he was on the verge of collapse. He felt that he might be jolted down from the ninety eighth step at any moment. He no longer cared for anything else and took another step forward. Ninety ninth step!

Right after Qin Yu stepped onto the ninety ninth step, he felt a burst of irresistible spatial oppression. Without a slightest amount of power to resist the spatial oppression, Qin Yu was directly jolted down.

“Bang!”
Qin Yu heavily crashed onto the ground. Several of his bones were broken from the spatial oppression. His blood had reddened the surface of his body. However…
Qin Yu was smiling!

“Although the time was very short, but I still managed to step onto the ninety ninth step.”  Qin Yu felt that his heart was beating extremely fast. “If the Exalted Celestials were to keep their promise, as I have stepped onto the ninety ninth step, they should appear to see me.” Qin Yu involuntarily clenched his fists. His body was also slightly shivering.

In his mind, the Meteoric Tear shot out a ray of green light. In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu’s injuries were completely healed. Qin Yu stood up, he looked to the three side palaces.

Suddenly…
Hao Jun appeared before the entrance of the Unfettered Palace.

“Qin Yu’s perseverance is astonishing. He has finally reached the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. The Unfettered Exalted Celestial has commanded, Qin Yu is allowed to enter the Unfettered Palace.”  Hao Jun’s clear and sonorous voice sounded through the entire Levitation Island.

“Ah!” Everyone who heard this voice was shocked. Even Duanmu Yu who was sitting cross-legged with closed eyes opened his eyes in shock. He looked to Qin Yu.

“What? He managed to ascend the ninety ninth step?” Zhou Xian who was currently smiling and chatting with Yao Lin immediately turned around. He looked to Qin Yu. He had a sense of disbelief in his eyes!

Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan… and all the other people had gathered over here.

Every one of them was looking at Qin Yu with shocked expressions.

The current Qin Yu had a smile on his face.

Duanmu Yu walked over to Qin Yu. Within his eyes were shock, exclaim, experience and admiration. After a short moment of time, he smiled and exclaimed. “Qin Yu, I truly never expected you to be able to ascend to the ninety ninth step. I, Duanmu Yu, admire you!” Kuiyin Hou also walked over. He had a joyous expression in his eyes. “Qin Yu, you actually managed to ascend to the ninety ninth step, I also admire you.”
“And I.” Shentu Fan also walked over.

Unlike Zhou Xian, Qin Yu had been striving his hardest to climb the steps over and over again. Exactly how many times Qin Yu had failed in this past half year, the people surrounding him didn’t know at all. However, they knew… that Qin Yu had failed numerous times every day.

He had unceasingly attempted to climb the steps for half a year.

Qin Yu finally succeeded!

He who was not a Godking actually managed to ascend to the top of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps! 
This was a record in the entire Divine Realm!

“Brother Qin Yu, His Exalted Celestial is awaiting you in the Unfettered Palace.”  Hao Jun’s voice sounded from above. Qin Yu slightly nodded and then said to Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and them as he clasped his hands. “Everyone, I shall go up there first.”
Duanmu Yu and them all nodded while smiling.

Under the gaze of everyone, Qin Yu climbed up the flight of steps leading to the Unfettered Palace. For majority of these people, they were looking at Qin Yu with gazes of admiration. As for Zhou Xian who had already received a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, he was instead feeling upset.

Qin Yu was also about to obtain a gift from the Exalted Celestial. At that moment, it would only be him and Qin Yu who had obtained a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. However, Qin Yu had obtained that through climbing the ninety nine steps of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. What about him?

“Brother Hao Jun.” After climbing the steps, Qin Yu greeted Hao Jun.

“His Exalted Celestial is in the garden behind the Unfettered Palace.”  Hao Jun pointed the way to Qin Yu. Qin Yu nodded and smiled thankfully. He then stepped into the Unfettered Palace.

“I’ve finally succeeded.” While walking on the road, Qin Yu felt a trace of excitement. However, at the moment when he came closer to the entrance of the garden, Qin Yu felt a bit nervous.

Exalted Celestial!

He was about to meet an Exalted Celestial! 
The Exalted Celestials that are said to be extremely mysterious and hard to find. Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had never met an Exalted Celestials before. Yet he, Qin Yu, was soon to be able to meet an Exalted Celestial.

With a step, Qin Yu walked past the entrance of the garden.

Qin Yu immediately calmed his mind. To be more exact, the simple, unadorned and tranquil atmosphere of the garden had affected Qin Yu. After entering the garden, Qin Yu looked around.

A proud, aloof and thin figure. He had his hands behind his back and had his back toward Qin Yu.

Qin Yu immediately focused upon this purple gowned thin figure. By looking at his back view, he ought to be a man. Qin Yu’s heart started to slightly beat faster: ‘Is this man the legendary… Unfettered Exalted Celestial?’ As Qin Yu looked to him, this purple gowned man also turned around.

“How does the Unfettered Exalted Celestial look?” Qin Yu was unable to take his eyes off the purple gowned man. When the purple gowned man turned around and faced Qin Yu, Qin Yu’s focus was instead fixed upon that man’s eyes.

Those eyes were actually dark red!

Chapter 40: Unfettered Exalted Celestial

“No, it’s not dark red colored eyes, instead, it’s…” Only after Qin Yu carefully inspected the purple gowned man before him did he discover that the man’s eyes were radiating a faint red light.

The purple gowned man’s eyes were actually black colored. However, as the purple gowned man looked to Qin Yu, his eyes were radiating a faint red light.

Because of this, when Qin Yu first saw the purple gowned man, he had thought that his eyes were dark red colored.

“Radiating a red light?” Qin Yu was startled. Qin Yu knew very many people. However, very few of the people that he knew had eyes that radiates a red light. “Fei Fei, that’s right, Fei Fei!”
Hou Fei’s true form was that of a Fiery Eyed Water Ape. When he carefully inspected something, his originally black eyes would radiate a faint red light. It was very similar to this purple gowned man before him. 
The purple gowned man’s eyes were able to radiate a red light; could he be a Fiery Eyed Water Ape? Or perhaps did he train in some sort of special martial technique?

It was uncourteous for Qin Yu to ask. That was because the strength of the man before him was something that he could not see through at all. Qin Yu was currently a High Level Heavenly Deity, someone that he could not see through… it meant that the person was at the very least a Godking.

“This junior is Qin Yu. Is senior perhaps Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial?” Qin Yu bowed respectfully.

The corner of the purple gown man’s mouth was slightly raised. His gaze was fixed upon Qin Yu. “Qin Yu? Mn, not bad. It is as you imagined, I am the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.”
“Come, let’s sit and chat.”  This Unfettered Exalted Celestial was smiling. Qin Yu was unable to sense the slightest trace of oppression from him. It was as if this purple gowned man. It was like the purple gowned man was an ordinary mortal. 
However, mortals would not be like the purple gowned man whom Qin Yu couldn’t see through.

At this moment, the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had already taken a seat. He took a glance at Qin Yu, pointed to the seat next to him and said with a light smile. “Come, sit.”
“Yes.” Qin Yu immediately sat down on the seat.

“You do not have to be overly cautious. You can just imagine that  you’re  chatting  with  your  own  clan’s  senior.”   The Unfettered Exalted Celestial was able to sense Qin Yu was overly cautious.

Do not be overly cautious?

Qin Yu felt bitter in his heart. Heavens, this man before him was an Exalted Celestial! Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had never once met an Exalted Celestial. 
When the Unfettered Exalted Celestial told Qin Yu to relax, it only caused Qin Yu to feel even less relaxed.
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial nodded and said while smiling. “You can be considered pretty decent. Before me, at the very least, you managed to accomplish an undisturbed appearance. Those Eight Great Sage Emperors, they were unable to even accomplish an undisturbed appearance before me.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain his surprise.

Eight Great Sage Emperors?

The Unfettered Exalted Celestial continued while smiling. “This time, the most important reason why I decided to see you was because you’ve managed to step onto the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps! According to the rules set up by us, since you’ve managed to summit the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, one of us Three Great Exalted Celestials would have to come see you. Thus, I’ve come to see you.”
Qin Yu could only let himself smile.

At this moment, he didn’t know what to say. He was unsure about what to say, and how to put it.

“Qin Yu, the matter regarding the groom search, because my Eldest Martial Brother was relatively interested in it, my Second Elder Martial Brother and I also grew interested in it.” As the Unfettered Exalted Celestial said this, Qin Yu’s smile had come to a stop.

Qin Yu was able to guess that the people that the Unfettered Exalted Celestial called ‘Eldest Marital Brother’ and ‘Second Elder Martial Brother’ could only be the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial and the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

Qin Yu’s heart started to move: ‘This Unfettered Exalted Celestial said that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial was relatively interested in the groom search which caused him and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial to become interested in it too. Just from this, one could tell that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial possessed a much higher status. Merely… why is the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial interested in the groom search?’
Qin Yu was unable to understand why.

Perhaps Li’er’s public groom search would be very influential to the Divine Realm, but why would that ‘Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial’ possibly be interested in it?

“I am thinking, why was my Eldest Martial Brother interested  in  the  groom  search?”   The  Unfettered  Exalted Celestial  started  to  frown.  “Unfortunately,  I  am  unable  to understand why.”
Qin Yu looked at this Unfettered Exalted Celestial before him.

Qin Yu knew that the Unfettered Exalted Celestial was the person who managed to capture the opportunity and become the new Exalted Celestial in that war six quadrillion years ago.

“When I was following my Eldest Martial Brother and also started paying attention to this groom search, I came to take note of you.” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial smiled as he looked to Qin Yu. “When I took note of you, I naturally also came to notice your two brothers, that Hou Fei and Hei Yu.”
Qin Yu was completely focused. He was a bit worried: ‘Why was this Unfettered Exalted Celestial mentioning Fei Fei and Xiao Hei?’
“Qin Yu, although your cultivation speed is fast, you could also be considered as someone who has gone through a lot of ups and downs. Thus, your cultivation speed could still be considered as being within logic. However, there was a matter that I have been confused. That brother of yours, Hei Yu, he seems to have some comprehension of the Temporal Laws, right?” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial frowned.

Qin Yu’s heart jumped. Hei Yu’s ‘Flowing Light Spear Path’ was precisely an usage of the temporal laws.

“According to reason, one cannot comprehend the temporal laws without reaching the Godking stage. I had also once asked my Eldest Martial Brother about this matter. The response from my Eldest Martial Brother has also confused me for some time. Haha, I’ve spoken too much, I’ve spoken too much.” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial smiled as he said that.

Eldest Martial Brother’s response?

Qin Yu became curious. How exactly did the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial reply?

Qin Yu knew that with the remarkable abilities of the Exalted Celestials, the various movements that he and his brothers had were likely all within the knowledge of the Exalted Celestials.

“Senior  Unfettered  Exalted  Celestial.”  Qin  Yu  opened  his mouth. 
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial saw that Qin Yu had spoken, his eyes shined. “What is it?”
The gift!

What Qin Yu wanted the most was the gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestial. The purpose in his meeting with the Unfettered Exalted Celestial was precisely this. However, even though the Unfettered Exalted Celestial said a whole bunch of stuff to him, he did not mention anything regarding the gift. Qin Yu had also started to grow anxious.

If he doesn’t get a gift, how shall he deal with the groom search?

Even though he saw an Exalted Celestial, if he didn’t get a gift, he would still hold no qualification to compete for the first chosen candidate spot against Zhou Xian. However, could Qin Yu personally mention about wanting a gift?

“Senior  Unfettered  Exalted  Celestial,  I,  mn,  I  am  curious about what senior’s Eldest Martial Brother had said? I am also baffled as to how Xiao Hei is capable of comprehending a portion of the temporal laws.” Qin Yu shifted the subject.

He was incapable of asking for a gift.

A trace of a smile flashed through the Unfettered Exalted Celestial’s eyes. As an Exalted Celestial, how could he possibly not know what Qin Yu was thinking?

However, the Unfettered Exalted Celestial still kept his deadpan expression as he said. “Ah? What my Eldest Martial Brother said? When my Second Elder Brother and I asked my Eldest Martial Brother about this matter, he said… ‘There must be a reason for something to exist. There is no need to ask about it nor is there a need to investigate.’” “There must be a reason for something to exist.” Qin Yu was surprised from the reaction of that ‘Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.’
Soon after, Qin Yu became curious.

Why did the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial go and inquire the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial the moment they became confused?

Qin Yu lowered his head and exhaled a mouthful of air. He cast away the confusion he had in his mind. What Qin Yu was worried about the most right now was the gift, the gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials!

Qin Yu raised his head and looked at the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.

The Unfettered Exalted Celestial still had a light smile on his face. Seeing Qin Yu’s current expression, he even displayed a confused expression to Qin Yu. It was like he was asking ‘what’s the matter?’ However, could Qin Yu possibly ask for a gift?

Anxiety.

“Haha…” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial suddenly started laughing. “Truly amusing. Qin Yu, if there was a mirror, you should have a look at your current facial expression and eye expression, it is truly amusing. Haha…”
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial suddenly started to hold his belly as he laughed out loud. His laughter was extremely exaggerated.

“Come, check it out for yourself.”
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial waved his hand. Numerous water droplets were gathered together. They formed a mirror. The mirror contained the expressions that Qin Yu had earlier. Nervousness, anticipation, hesitation, anxiety…
Those gaze, those facial expressions, they were indeed marvelous.

“Well then, I won’t tease you anymore. I also know what you all who are participating in the groom search came here for…” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial flipped his hand. A bronze colored gourd appeared on his palm.

Qin Yu’s gaze was immediately fixed upon that gourd.

The Unfettered Exalted Celestial sighed. “Sigh, although we are Exalted Celestials, but… these Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are items that were birthed by the world. We too only possess a very small number of them. This ‘Jade Spring Gourd’ is a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure that I managed to accidentally discover as I wandered the Cosmos. You can have it.”
That Jade Spring Gourd started floating from the Unfettered Exalted Celestial’s hand. It directly floated to Qin Yu. 
Qin Yu received the Jade Spring Gourd and immediately dripped a drop of blood on it. To drip one’s blood on it was merely the first step to refining a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. However, once he dripped blood on it, he would at very least be in control of the Jade Spring Gourd.

“The Jade Spring Gourd, it is capable of releasing the Jade Spring Binding, attack…” Qin Yu immediately understood the general function of the Jade Spring Gourd. At the same time, he also had a rough evaluation of the Jade Spring Gourd.

This Jade Spring Gourd was a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

“To be able to bestow me a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, that is already very good.” Qin Yu was very content. That was because he knew… that first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were extremely rare in the entire Divine Realm.

The majority of the Godkings in the Divine Realm used second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures as their weapons. 
The Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had only become known as the Craftsman God because he managed to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. From this, one could tell how rare the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were.

“Well  then,  I  suspect  you’re  perfectly  content  now  that you’ve obtained this Jade Spring Gourd, right?” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial said with a light smile. “You can go out now.”
Qin Yu flipped his hand and retrieved the Jade Spring Gourd. He then bowed and said thankfully. “Thank you Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial.”
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial waved his hand and said. “You can go.”
Qin Yu immediately bowed once more. He then turned around and left. However, when he reached the entrance of the garden, that Unfettered Exalted Celestial spoke. “Qin Yu, before you leave, let me inform you about another thing.” Qin Yu immediately stopped. He turned around and looked at the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. “Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial, please.”
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial smiled and said. “I told you earlier that my Eldest Martial Brother was very interested in this groom search. Thus… this time around, not only my Second Elder Martial Brother and I, even my Eldest Martial Brother is on one of the islands surrounding the Mountain Sea Palace.”
“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is on one of Mountain Sea Palace’s surrounding island?” Qin Yu was greatly startled.

“Of course, as my Eldest Martial Brother is my Eldest Martial Brother, if he wants to see you, you’ll naturally know about it. If he doesn’t wish to see you, then I reckon that even if you search all of the three thousand plus islands in the surroundings, you’d still be unable to find him.” The Unfettered Exalted Celestial smiled and said. “The reason why I told you this was to let you know to not hurry back and continue to stay here. Perhaps you might be able to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. If you were to be able to encounter him… then you’ll be extremely lucky. My Eldest Martial Brother is not poor like me and my Second Elder Martial Brother.”
“Poor?”
Qin Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

However, Qin Yu was able to tell how lucky and wonderful of a thing it would be if one were able to encounter the mysterious Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. That Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial ought to have a lot more treasures than the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial and the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.

“No wonder that Zhou Xian still remained here even after obtaining a gift from the Thunder Punishment Godking.” Qin Yu suddenly realized.

“Thank you Senior Unfettered Exalted Celestial for you guidance.” Qin Yu said thankfully. 
The Unfettered Exalted Celestial slightly smiled. He then disappeared from the garden.

Qin Yu walked out from the Unfettered Palace. He looked down underneath. There was current a group of people discussing among each other in the surrounding of the Mountain Sea Palace. When Qin Yu walked out, this group of people all cast their gazes toward Qin Yu.

After walking down the flight of steps, Qin Yu walked over to Duanmu Yu and them.

“Brother Qin Yu, congratulations, congratulations.”  Kuiyin Hou said with a loud laughter. Duanmu Yu and Shentu Fan were also looking at Qin Yu with smiles on their faces. That Duanmu Yu asked with a slight curiosity. “Brother Qin Yu, did you manage to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestial after meeting the Unfettered Exalted Celestial?”
Immediately, the surrounding people’s ears all perked up. Zhou Xian was even staring at Qin Yu with a burning gaze.

Qin Yu slightly smiled. He flipped his hand and took out the bronze gourd. The dozen plus people’s gaze were all focused on this bronze gourd.

Grandmist Spiritual Treasures possessed an aura specific to Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Furthermore, weapons which were crafted rarely would take on the appearance of a gourd. Gourds, they are generally birthed by the world.

Treasures that were birthed by the world were generally Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

Duanmu Yu and them who possessed great eyesight had already made a guess in their mind. Zhou Xian’s expression had grown even more ugly.

“Brother  Qin  Yu,  the  Unfettered  Exalted  Celestial  also bestowed you with a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?”  Kuiyin Hou exclaimed. 
“Precisely.” Qin Yu nodded and said.

Chapter 41: Congratulations

Hearing Qin Yu’s acknowledgement, the surrounding people immediately burst into exclamations of admiration. Some of the people standing afar had even started discussing with one another. Another person had obtained a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.

Hearing the low voice discussions of the people surrounding him, Zhou Xian’s mood became even worse.

That was because the majority of the people was on Qin Yu’s side as Qin Yu had climbed the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps through his perseverance and strength. Yet, what about Zhou Xian? He relied on his connection with the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.

“That Zhou Xian is walking over here.”  Duanmu Yu said to Qin Yu in a low voice.

Qin Yu turned around to look. Zhou Xian was currently walking toward them. Qin Yu was curious as to what this Zhou Xian was planning to do. 
After approaching Qin Yu, Zhou Xian displayed a smile. While  smiling  brightly,  he  said.  “Brother  Qin  Yu,  truly congratulations. I truly never would’ve imagined that Brother Qin Yu would be capable of setting an unprecedented record in the Divine Realm, reaching the peak of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps and then getting to meet an Exalted Celestial and obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure by the Exalted Celestial. Because of this, I, Zhou Xian, admire Brother Qin Yu from the bottom of my heart.”
Qin Yu was slightly startled. Soon after, he nodded and smiled.

Why did those Zhou Xian come over to praise me? Qin Yu was confused. Qin Yu did not believe that this Zhou Xian would be this sincere nor did he believe that Zhou Xian admired him.

Zhou  Xian  continued.  “Brother  Qin  Yu,  you’ve  already obtained a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, are you planning to stay here or are you planning to return?” Qin Yu suddenly understood now.

The purpose of this Zhou Xian’s coming was for that. Clearly, this Zhou Xian already knew that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial was on a certain surrounding island. Zhou Xian wished that Qin Yu would quickly depart from here.

“Ah!”
Qin Yu displayed an expression of being woken up by surprise. He then looked at Duanmu Yu and them. “Brother Duanmu, Brother Kuiyin, Brother Shentu, earlier when I saw the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, His Exalted Celestial mentioned something to me.”
“What is it?” Kuiyin Hou, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and the other people all looked at Qin Yu.

The things said by the Exalted Celestial, who wouldn’t want to know? “The  Unfettered  Exalted  Celestial  told  me  that  this  time around, other than the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial being in the surroundings, even the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is on one of the three thousand plus islands surrounding the
Mountain Sea Palace.”
Immediately, the surrounding people’s eyes all shined.

“Everyone, if you were to be lucky enough to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, then it’d be a great fortune.” Qin Yu gasped and said. He then looked to Zhou Xian and said with an appearance of good intentions. “Brother Zhou Xian, you’d best not hurry back and waste this opportunity. Perhaps you might be able to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Zhou Xian’s eye muscles were quivering a bit. However, he still squeezed out a smile. “Thank, thanks to Brother Qin Yu for telling me this.”
Zhou Xian cursed in his heart: “Qin Yu, even if you have obtained this piece of information from the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, there is no need for you to tell everyone about it.” That was because the participants of the groom search were all gathered on the Levitation Island. Not a single one of them had bothered to stroll the other three thousand plus surrounding islands.

However, after obtaining this piece of information, it was likely that the majority of the people would go to the other three thousand plus islands to search for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. At the beginning, Zhou Xian had planned to wait a year or two before feigning being bored and then going to stroll the other islands.

“Ah, you don’t have to thank me. This was a matter that everyone should know about.” Qin Yu said while smiling.

“Thank you Brother Qin Yu.” Duanmu Yu said solemnly.

The other people all knew about how precious this piece of information was. For Qin Yu to be able to tell them this secret, they were all grateful of him. “Brother Duanmu, you all should not have too extravagant of a hope. What sort of person was the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? If he wishes to meet you, then you would naturally be able to meet him. If he doesn’t want to meet you, then even if you search through all three thousand plus islands, you’ll likely still be unable to encounter him.” Qin Yu said.

Kuiyin Hou spoke and said. “Qin Yu, we naturally know about this. However, at the very least, from you telling us about this, we now have a trace of hope in our hearts.”
“Huff!’
At this moment, two figures directly flew away through the sky. Qin Yu knew right away with a single glance that those two people must’ve gone to find the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

“It seems that there are people that have grown anxious.” Duanmu Yu said while smiling. As two people had already set off, immediately, more people became unable to restrain themselves anymore. One by one, they soared to the sky and flew away from the Levitation Island. That Zhou Xian was also unable to contain himself. He slightly nodded to Qin Yu and them and then also soared into
the sky and flew away.

“Brother Qin Yu, should we also set off?” Kuiyin Hou said.

“Sure.”
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan all soared into the sky. They began their journey of searching for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial in the surrounding three thousand plus islands of the Mountain Sea Palace.

Time passed. At the beginning, the four of them were together. Later on, they also separated. Three thousand plus islands. Each one of them covered a pretty large area. To completely search an island require a long period of time.

In the blink of an eye, three years had passed. 
In the three years time, the eighteen candidates for the groom search had already searched through the three thousand plus islands many times now. However, not a single person managed to discover the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

Or perhaps…
Someone might’ve encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial but did not publicize it.

The flowing sound of the creek water. Qin Yu was quietly walking beside a brook. He looked at the beautiful large region of flowers beside the brook and felt a burst of delight in his heart.

“If the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial does not wish to meet me, then no matter how hard I try, I will still be unable to meet him.” Qin Yu sighed. Seeing that there was a piece of green meadows before him, Qin Yu walked over there and then casually laid down. Qin Yu was not anxious as he had already obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

“I just don’t know whether that Jade Spring Gourd of mine, or  Zhou  Xian’s  black  scepter,  is  better?”  Qin  Yu  does  not possess certainty in his heart.

Qin Yu clearly remembered.

That the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had said before that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial was not ‘poor’ like him and the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.

“Brother Qin Yu, what a coincidence.”
Hearing the voice, Qin Yu prompted himself up to a sitting position and looked over to the voice. It was Duanmu Yu. “Brother Duanmu, did you manage to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?” Duanmu Yu walked over to Qin Yu’s side and also sat down. “Haha, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is not someone that you can meet just because you want to.”
Qin Yu immediately understood that Duanmu Yu had also not run into the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

Duanmu Yu still had a slight smile on his face. “To be able to see the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial would be one’s blessing. As for not encountering him, that is an very ordinarily matter.”
“Come, Brother Qin Yu, let’s have a couple drinks. What do you think?” With a flip of his hand, wine jugs and wine cups appeared on the meadows.

Qin Yu was immediately in a drinking mood.

The two of them started to chat and drink with one another on this piece of meadows. To the experts of the Divine Realm, time was simply insignificant. Qin Yu and Duanmu Yu drank with one another for over six days without stopping.

After drinking for over six days straight, the two of them were a bit intoxicated even when speaking.

“Brother Duanmu, I have a matter that I had always wanted to ask you. However, it’s something that’s hard to ask.”  Qin Yu’s eyes were a bit hazy.

“Whatever it is, go ahead and ask.” At this moment, Duanmu Yu had a very seldom heroism.

Remember this matter, Qin Yu’s head became slightly more sober.  “Brother  Duanmu,  I  have  once  heard  about  that exceptional love of yours. I am wondering…”
“What exceptional love? Bullshit.” Duanmu Yu frowned. He actually directly cursed out. As if sensing that his state of mind was a bit off, Duanmu Yu smiled  to  Qin  Yu.  “Brother  Qin  Yu,  sorry.  However,  the majority of the people from the Divine Realm had considered that as some sort of exceptional love. However, it was merely a ridiculous matter. It was merely a very ordinary love affair.”
“That woman that I liked, she was very ordinary, very mediocre. I, on the other hand, was very noble. However, the ending was that woman dumping me. It’s just that simple…” Duanmu Yu had a bitter smile on his face. He then grabbed the wine jug and started to ruthlessly drink from it.

Qin Yu did not say anything.

Qin Yu was able to tell that the matter was definitely not as simple as what Duanmu Yu said.

“Sometimes, I had cursed her. However, sometimes, I had also cursed myself… and now that I look back to it, love? Haha, was there even love? It was merely the mutual attraction between a man and a woman.” Duanmu Yu spoke with a slightly domineering tone.

“It is exactly as the rumors say, this Duanmu Yu no longer believes in love.” Qin Yu nodded in his heart.

However, with Qin Yu’s understanding of Duanmu Yu’s temperament, Duanmu Yu was indeed a very perfect man. Thus, why would that woman leave him?

Duanmu Yu stopped speaking. He started to continuously drink and drink…
After two whole hours.

Duanmu Yu stared at Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, let me ask you. If you liked a woman and would do everything for her, yet she heartlessly left you. You’ve given her good weapons, medicines to help her, assisted her training. However, regardless of what you’ve done for her, she was not moved at all. Instead, she felt as if what you had done was only natural… and in the end, she left you. However, one day, she completely changed her mind and began to repent. She once again went to find you. Would you be able to accept her then?”
Qin Yu was slightly startled.

“There’s such a woman?” Qin Yu asked in confusion.

One ought to know how to be satisfied and how to give thanks. To treat her so well, would she really have no feelings at all?

“There is.”
Duanmu Yu’s voice was deep and low. “When I separated from her, I suddenly realized that I must have spoiled her too much. All I knew was to try to make her feel happy as much as possible. However, in the end, I still failed.”
“My Imperial Father had told me before that it was unworthy to pursue such a woman. However, my heart had fallen for her, what then could I do?” Duanmu Yu had a slightly mournful expression. “I believed that a man would only have a single time where he’ll truly fall in love with someone. Once he fails that one time, his heart would be shattered and would no longer have a true feeling of love anymore.”
“Thus,  after  she  left  me,  experienced  true  sufferings, changed her mind to repent for her actions and came back to find me; at that time, I did not accept her… I told her that at the moment when she left me, my heart had already shattered into pieces. As my heart had been shattered, would there still be love?”
Duanmu Yu closed his eyes. Slight tears fragments were flickering on his eyelashes.

“Come, Qin Yu, let’s drink.” Duanmu Yu once again picked up another wine jug.

Qin Yu also picked up a wine jug to accompany Duanmu Yu.
Merely, Qin Yu was lamenting for Duanmu Yu in his heart. Half a month later, Qin Yu separated from Duanmu Yu. The two of them once again started to search for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial within the three thousand plus islands. Merely, the relationship between the two of them had clearly grown deeper this time around.

When a person was capable of telling another person the secrets of their heart, the relationship between the two of them was already at a very intimate level.

“Fortunately I met Li’er and not Duanmu Yu’s lover.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart.

If he were to fall in love with that sort of woman, then it would really have been a painful suffering.

“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Where exactly is this Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?” Qin Yu started to spread out his Spatial Energy and began to carefully search. However, regardless of how hard he searched, he was still unable to find the existence of the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. Qin Yu was flying in the sky. He was casually looking down on the surface below him.

He flew away from an island. He flew past the ocean and flew onto another island. Once again, he continued to search…
Days like these continued.

Two more years passed.

Not a single one of the eighteen candidates gave up. As experts of the Divine Realm, they all possessed extremely tough patience. Each and every one of them were still carefully searching for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

Qin Yu landed on the forest within the island. He was walking within the forest.

“Eh?” Qin Yu was suddenly startled. Qin Yu had been spreading his Spatial Energy around him the entire time. It covered a range of several hundred miles. Earlier, there was no one within his range. However, at this moment… at a location around a hundred meters before him, a person appeared.

Teleportation!

“To appear so suddenly, this person actually knows teleportation. Then, this person is at the very least a Godking!” Qin Yu immediately grew excited. “Perhaps this person might be the legendary Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial!”
Qin Yu tried his best to suppress his excitement.

Qin Yu did not walk straight toward the direction of that person. Instead, he displayed a causal appearance and casually strolled toward that direction.

However… That man was surprisingly walking over toward Qin Yu. In a blink of an eye, that person had appeared before Qin Yu’s eyes.

The person who had come was a handsome and grim looking young man. He wore a black gown with golden ridges. His long silver hair reached all the way down to his waist. This silver haired youth had a pair of silver colored eyes.

Behind his head were three feathered crest-like black horns.

This silver haired silver eyed and triple black horned youth was giving off a cold sensation like a ten thousand year old cold ice. However, he currently had a smile on his face. Like the spring wind and rain, he opened his mouth and said. “Qin Yu, hello.”
“He, hello.” Qin Yu replied stutteringly.

This man before him seemed to have come to find him. “My master said that Brother Qin Yu is going to marry soon. Thus, he ordered me to deliver three gifts to congratulate Brother Qin Yu.” This silver haired silver eyed youth flipped his hand and then three items appeared in thin air.

A red colored bead, a black battle blade with a red radiating light circulating through its surface and a gorgeous dress that radiated a purple light.

Chapter 42: Three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures

“Three congratulatory presents?” Qin Yu’s gaze zeroed in on the three presents, and the Spatial Energy naturally enshrouded these three items. Qin Yu clearly felt the unique aura of Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

QIn Yu felt his own breathing stop for a moment.

Three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?

In an instant, Qin Yu became clear headed. However, he also became confused: “This silver haired silver eyed man said that his master had him sent the three gifts to congratulate me and even said that I would soon marry… his master, how could he be so certain that I’ll attain victory in the groom search? Furthermore, I believe I do not know any powerful individuals like that either.”
Unrelated to one another in any way, without knowing each other, why did his master send him three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?

That silver haired silver eyed man’s gaze was fixed upon Qin Yu. He then lightly smiled as he pointed to the three items. “This red pearl is the ‘Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl.’  The Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl possesses extremely peculiar effects. Brother Qin Yu, you would understand the remarkable ability of this Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl after you drip a blood on it and become its master. This Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl is something that my master had gifted Brother Qin Yu for your future child to use.”

Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

A gift for his future child?

He had yet to marry. This silver haired silver eyed youth’s master truly was thinking far enough.

That silver haired silver eyed youth pointed to the second item, the black battle blade with a blood red color light circulating through its surface. “This battle blade is called the ‘Gauze Feather Blade.’ Of course, Brother Qin Yu is likely not going to be using this Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. This Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, Brother Qin Yu can give it to your future wife to use. You can also give it to your other relatives to use.”
Qin Yu could only continue to listen.

That silver haired silver eyed youth pointed to the third item. “This  dress  is  something  that  my  master  had  personally created for Brother Qin Yu’s marriage not long ago. It is called the ‘Purple Rain Dress.’ As long as Brother Qin Yu’s wife wears this Purple Rain Dress, there will not be many people in the entire Divine Realm capable of harming her.”
Qin Yu was completely excited.

Purple Rain Dress, it was a defensive Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!

Even now, Qin Yu had never seen a single defensive Grandmist Spiritual Treasure like this before. Not only did it possess marvelous effects, it was also extremely perfect in its construction.

“What level are these three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?” Qin Yu was thinking about this in his heart.

Without dripping blood on them to become their master, it was extremely hard to determine what levels the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were from their external appearances. Qin Yu took a breath of air and calmed his excited mind. At this moment, there was a very important question.

Who exactly was it that sent these presents to him?

How could he possibly not make sure who it was that sent him these gifts and just open his hands and accept them like so?

“May I know who your master might be?” Qin Yu looked at the silver haired silver eyed youth. This silver haired silver eyed youth light smiled. “Qin Yu, there is no need for you to ask about my master’s identity. When your strength reaches the required level, you will naturally come to know about it. You will also naturally come to know about the relationship between you and my master!”
“The relationship between me and your master?” Qin Yu was completely confused.

From Qin Yu’s mind, he only knew a single super expert that was related to him and that person was Uncle Lan.

However, as Qin Yu was incapable of seeing through this silver haired silver eyed youth, it meant that this youth was at the very least of the Godking level. A master of such a person was most likely much stronger than Uncle Lan.

Did he even knew such a person?

“My mission has been completed, goodbye.” The silver haired silver eyed youth slight bowed and then disappeared into thin air. Only the three items floating in the air remained. 
“He left right after?”
Qin Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

He hadn’t left his name. He didn’t even leave behind any information. He merely left the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and took off.

Seeing the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures floating before him, Qin Yu smiled and sighed. “I cannot just leave these  here  either.”   With  a  wave  of  his  hand,  the  three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures appeared before Qin Yu.

“What level might these three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures be?” Qin Yu was itching to know. Immediately, three drops of blood flew to the three items and directly assimilated into them.

The binding blood oath, this was the most preliminary refining method. 
After doing this, at the very least Qin Yu would gain knowledge of the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

However, after he gained knowledge of the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, Qin Yu appeared to have been struck by lightning. Foolishly, he stood there. “This, this…”
In the entire Divine Realm, the Eight Great Sage Emperors possessed Inherited Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. The Grandmist Spiritual Treasures of the Eight Great Sage Emperors were first-rate Grandmist Spirtual Treasures. As for the other Godking level experts, the majority of them used second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures for their weapons.

Only two or three of them, like the Asura Godking, managed to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure crafted by the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan.

However now… “Three,  three…”   Qin  Yu  felt  that  his  heart  was  beating rapidly. It was as if landmines were exploding beside his ears. At this moment, Qin Yu felt that his mind was rapidly rumbling. His thinking speed had slowly reached its peak.

“First-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, all three of them are actually first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures!”
Qin Yu gulped. His facial expression had also turned rigid. Only after a long time did Qin Yu gradually recover back to normal.

“Huff, huff…”
Qin Yu was gasping in a low voice. He was firmly staring at the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures before him!

“They’re    actually    all    first-rate    Grandmist    Spiritual Treasures, all three of them!” Qin Yu felt that his palms were hot. His forehead was even sweating. This was truly too shocking. 
Had it been three second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, Qin Yu would’ve already been extremely excited.

However, as they were three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, Qin Yu was no longer excited, instead he had become frightened!

In the entire Divine Realm, the number of first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures numbered only around ten combined. Among them, the eight first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures possessed by the Eight Great Sage Emperors were there since the birth of the Divine Realm.

After Chehou Yuan managed to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, he was immediately bestowed the title of ‘Craftsman God.’ Chehou Yuan had gifted this Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to the Asura Godking. He then managed to obtain the protection of the Asura Godking and became someone that no one dared to provoke.

It could be said that… The birth of a single first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure would shake up the entire Divine Realm.

However, at this moment, on a small island in the surrounding of the Mountain Sea Palace, Qin Yu obtained three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Furthermore, it was gifted to him under the purpose of ‘congratulating his marriage.’
Qin Yu suddenly absorbed the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures into his body.

“Three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures; no matter what, I absolutely cannot let those Godkings of the Divine Realm know about it. If they were to know about it, then I reckon they’d kill me to snatch them away.” Qin Yu didn’t dare to imagine what would happen if the Godkings were to find out that he possessed three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. After all, other than the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure that Exalted Celestials possessed, the most precious item would be the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

After placing the three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures inside his body, Qin Yu had also calmed down. He calmly thought of the course of the events. Qin Yu already had a plan. At the same time, he had a guess as to who the person that sent him those gifts was.

“To be able to gift three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures at once… I reckon that not even the Unfettered Exalted Celestial would be capable of doing that.” Qin Yu clearly remembered what the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had said.

The Unfettered Exalted Celestial had clearly said before… that his Eldest Martial Brother not poor like him and his Second Elder Martial Brother!

“To be able to gift three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures at once, that person is indeed very rich.’” Qin Yu had a smile on his face. “This matter, there’s a hundred percent chance that it is related to the mysterious Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
“If that silver haired silver eyed youth was a Godking, then his master ought to be the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
“If that silver haired silver eyed youth was an Exalted Celestial, then he could only be the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. However, who would his master be then?” When Qin Yu thought of this, he didn’t dare to think any further.

The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, he was already the strongest among the Three Great Exalted Celestials.

Was there someone above even him?

“I hope that I am merely indulging in flights of fancy.” Qin Yu laughed a self-mocking laugh. The most important matter was that he was incapable of determining the identity and strength of the silver haired silver eyed man. If he knew the strength of the silver haired silver eyed man, then he would’ve been able to speculate who the master of the silver haired silver eyed man was.

“No matter what… this matter is definitely related to the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.” Qin Yu smiled confidently. “When I return to Floating Snow City, I can totally say that I have obtained gifts bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Qin Yu had made his decision in his heart.

“I’ll first take out that ‘Jade Spring Gourd.’ If I am capable of winning the first chosen candidate spot with only the Jade Spring Gourd, then that’ll be great. If I am unable to do that, then I’ll take out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu was extremely confident.

Qin Yu truly did not believe that he would be incapable of winning against Zhou Xian with a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Having obtained these three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, Qin Yu was naturally brimming with confidence. In the following days, Qin Yu casually visited the various different islands surrounding the Mountain Sea Palace.

Time passed.

In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu and the other candidates had already been on the Mountain Sea Palace and its surrounding islands for nearly nine years.

Qin Yu was flying on the sky above the ocean. His black gown was fluttering in the wind. He had a smile on his face. “That silver haired silver eyed youth’s master is truly generous. This ‘Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl,’ once one assimilates it into one’s body, it will be very easy to reach the Godking level.”
The Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl was a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. It was the a spiritual pearl birthed by the Origin of the Fire of the entire Cosmos. If one were to assimilate with it, then after refining it, one would be able to easily control every level of flame. One would also be able to easily assimilate into the ‘Origin of the Fire’ where one would comprehend the laws of the cosmos much easier.

“This is truly the best gift for my future child.” Qin Yu was overjoyed.

He had began to anticipate the child between him and Li’er.

As for the Purple Rain Dress.

It was also a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. After one refined it and wore it, then even Godking level experts would find it very hard to kill the person wearing the Purple Rain Dress.

“To gift this to Li’er is also the most perfect.”  Qin Yu was unable to contain his joy.

As Qin Yu was thinking about this, he had soon arrived in the airspace above the Levitation Island. At this moment, many people had already gathered on the Levitation Island. These participants of the groom search, they had all been trying their hardest to search for the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial in these past years. However, other than Qin Yu, not a single one of them managed to encounter him.

If the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial wanted to meet someone, then they’d be able to meet him.

However, if he didn’t want to meet someone, then no matter how hard those people tried to search for him, they would still not be able to meet him.

Qin Yu descended underneath the Mountain Sea Palace. At this moment, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan were already here. The people in the surrounding of the Mountain Sea Palace, adding Qin Yu, numbered eleven.

“Heavenly Wolf Palace’s Palace Master, how has it been for you all these years? Did you manage to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?” At a location far from Qin Yu were three people chatting with each other. 
“Don’t speak of it. In these past years, I have never relaxed a bit. However, sigh. Forget about it. The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial is not someone that you’ll meet just because you want to.” That Heavenly Wolf Palace’s Palace Master sighed helplessly.

Another  person  comforted  him  saying.  “Heavenly  Wolf Palace’s Palace Master, it’s not only you. Neither one of us brothers managed to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. It would seem that this first chosen candidate spot will either be Grandmaster Qin Yu’s or that Zhou Xian’s.”
The Heavenly Wolf Palace’s Palace Master nodded. “However, I am in support of Grandmaster Qin Yu. Grandmaster Qin Yu had used his perseverance and ability to climb to the summit of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Although you didn’t see it, in that period of time close to half a year, I saw Grandmaster Qin Yu being jolted down from the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps numerous times.”
At this moment, the majority of the people were talking about the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial or the groom search. 
“Qin Yu, you’ve also returned.” Kuiyin Hou said with a smile. “I also just returned to the Mountain Sea Palace half a month ago. Did you also not manage to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Don’t mind it. Even now, I have yet to hear any one among us eighteen that managed to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Qin Yu slightly smiled.

This Kuiyin Hou, before Qin Yu could say anything, he had already determined that Qin Yu did not encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

Although Qin Yu was uncertain as to whether he encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial or not, he did manage to obtain three gifts.

“Big  brother  Duanmu  has  returned  as  well.”  Shentu  Fan suddenly said. Qin Yu and Kuiyin Hou looked in the direction that Shentu Fan was pointing in. Duanmu Yu was currently flying over here. After he saw Qin Yu and them, he directly flew over to them.

When Duanmu Yu landed, Kuiyin Hou was the first to ask. “Brother Duanmu, did you manage to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
Duanmu Yu lightly smiled as he shook his head.

“I didn’t, how about you guys?” Duanmu Yu looked to Qin Yu and them.

Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan shook their heads. As for Qin Yu, he merely smiled. Qin Yu found it hard to say it like that… After all, he was uncertain about the identity of that silver haired silver eyed youth.

Seeing Qin Yu smile, Duanmu Yu thought that Qin Yu had also not encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. 
“Everyone, I reckon that there will not be much use for us to remain here. Furthermore, it is also approaching the ten year deadline that the Utmost North Sage Emperor gave us. Shall we return now?” Duanmu Yu looked to everyone and suggested.

Qin Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan glanced at each other.
Then all nodded to show their agreement.

Immediately after, Qin Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan and Duanmu Yu, all flew away from Levitation Island. They proceeded to fly towards the land of the Divine Realm.

Chapter 43: Judgement

Snowflakes were fluttering in the air. After landing on the simple and unadorned black slab roads of the Floating Snow City, Qin Yu, Shentu Fan, Kuiyin Hou and Duanmu Yu said their farewells and separated from one another.

“I’ve finally returned.” Qin Yu had a smile on his face.

When he obtained those three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, Qin Yu had already become completely certain that the first chosen candidate spot for the groom search would be his. Thus, Qin Yu naturally became very relaxed.

Qin Yu arrived before the Wood Mansion.

“Uncle Lan and Li’er ought to be inside that, right?” Qin Yu stood before the Wood Mansion. He was thinking in his heart. However, right at this moment… “Little Yu, you can come in.”  Jiang Lan’s voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.

“The   remarkable   abilities   of   a   Godking   are   indeed extraordinary.” Qin Yu exclaimed in his heart. He then directly walked toward the entrance of the Wood Mansion. The two guards standing at the entrance seemed to have received the transmission from Jiang Lan and did not obstruct Qin Yu.

“Uncle  Lan  and  Li’er  are  in  one  of  the  most  furthest courtyards within it.” Qin Yu was very certain. For one, his Spatial Energy had covered the entire Wood Mansion. And secondly, because of the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu managed to sense where Li’er was at.

With great familiarity, Qin Yu walked through the passage corridors. Soon, he arrived in a courtyard within it.

Li’er had been standing at the entrance of the courtyard and looking around the entire time. When she saw Qin Yu, she was immediately overjoyed and began running toward him. Qin Yu also directly started hugging with Li’er. 
Uncle Lan also walked out from the courtyard. He saw Qin Yu and Li’er hugging each other and smiled.

“Uncle Lan is looking at us, we should stop.” Qin Yu quietly said to Li’er beside her ears. Li’er’s face had turned slightly red and then she released Qin Yu. However, she was still holding Qin Yu’s hands.

Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu and smiled. “Little Yu, how was it? Do you have the certainty in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot?”
Qin  Yu  was  blooming  with  smiles.  “Yes,  I  am  absolutely certain!”
‘Absolutely?” Jiang Lan was smiling so hard that his mouth had even turned crooked. “Little Yu, please deceive me. I had heard that Zhou Xian obtained a gift from the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.” Qin  Yu  smiled  confidently.  “Uncle  Lan,  just  watch,  when everyone is gathered at the Sage Emperor’s Palace, the first chosen candidate spot will definitely be mine.”
“You’re  even  keeping  a  secret  from  me?”  Said  Jiang  Lan while smiling.

Qin Yu also smiled and laughed.

“Well then, since you possess absolute certainty, I am also relieved. Now then, this old guy here won’t disturb the two of you anymore.” Jiang Lan said this deliberately and then left.

After Jiang Lan left, Qin Yu and Li’er began to be intimate with one another again.

After some time. Li’er was lying with her head on Qin Yu’s bosom. She raised her head and asked in a low voice. “Big Brother Qin Yu, you truly possess absolute certainty in getting the first chosen candidate spot? I have heard that Zhou Xian managed to obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu slightly smiled. He hooked Li’er’s straight and tiny nose. “You can rest assured. Although he managed to obtain a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, I managed to obtain gifts bestowed by both the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
“Two Exalted Celestials? Wasn’t that Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial…” Li’er opened her eyes widely in shock.

“Although I am incapable of ascertaining the identity of that silver haired silver eyed man, the gifts that I obtained from him are definitely related to the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.” Qin Yu smiled. “Well then, you can be absolutely and completely assured.”
The time during which Qin Yu was together with Li’er, always passed very quickly. When Qin Yu departed from the Wood Mansion, he had already stayed in the Wood Mansion for three entire days. Only after he returned to the Floating Cloud Mansion did he discover that Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu and them had been anxiously waiting for his return.

When Qin Yu returned to the Floating Snow City, Uncle Fu and them already knew about it. After all, they were capable of sensing Qin Yu’s position. They had prepared a sumptuous banquet for Qin Yu. However, they waited for three entire days before Qin Yu returned from the Wood Mansion.

Qin Yu spent his days in the Floating Cloud Mansion extremely contentedly. He was merely waiting for the day of the gathering at the Sage Emperor’s Palace.

Inside the garden.

“There’s eighteen more days before the gathering at the Sage Emperor’s Palace to determine who would be the first chosen candidate.” Qin Yu muttered softly. He then picked up the jug of wine on the table beside him and drank a mouthful of wine.

At this moment, a Heavenly Deity maid walked in from afar. 
“My Lord, Princess Jiang Yan is seeking attendance.”
“Oh? You can have her come over here directly.”  Qin Yu promptly said. For Jiang Yan to come here, perhaps she had also come to inquire whether he had certainty in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot?

In these couple days, there were many people that had come to check out if Qin Yu possessed the certainty.

Among them, a portion was sent forth by Zhou Xian. Zhou Xian didn’t know that Qin Yu had obtained three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. However, he knew that Qin Yu had obtained a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.

Zhou Xian also did not possess the certainty of his black scepter being able to win against Qin Yu’s gourd.

“Big Brother Qin Yu.” Jiang Yan had come alone. 
“Yan’er, what’s the matter?” Qin Yu said while smiling. Just by seeing Jiang Yan’s expression, Qin Yu knew right away that something joyous had happened to her.

Jiang Yan said happily. “Big Brother Qin Yu, Big Brother Luoyu has ascended.” Jiang Yan said excitedly.

“Luoyu? Jun Luoyu?” Qin Yu was slightly startled.

Jiang Yan repeatedly nodded and said. “That’s right. I have been paying attention to him the entire time. Two years ago, he had ascended. I even met him.”
Qin Yu was also extremely happy.

“You meeting him, what was Luoyu’s reaction to that?” Qin Yu was looking forward to Jun Luoyu’s reaction. In Jun Luoyu’s point of view, he had thought Jiang Yan to be a relatively weak Immortal Emperor. However, if he were to suddenly discover Jiang Yan’s actual identity after coming to the DIvine Realm, then…
Jiang Yan smiled complacently. “Hehe, it’s alright. At the beginning, Big Brother Luoyu was extremely shocked. However, his ability to accept stuff is very powerful. Because of me, Big Brother Luoyu was excused from the thousand years of arduous mining.” Jiang Yan said very complacently.

“I have been back in the Floating Snow City for some time now. Yet, you waited until today to come to my place. Have you been at Luoyu’s place the entire time?” Qin Yu asked.

Jiang  Yan  nodded  cheerfully.  “That’s  right.  Big  Brother Luoyu is in the ‘Luanshan City’ underneath Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. That Chi Qing is also there.”
[TL: I found out that most of these city names cannot be translated. I’m assuming they are the named after the governors of the cities. Most likely their last names. There’s a lot of dual character last names in the Divine Realm. Ex. Shentu, Duanmu, Yuchi.] 
“Chi Qing, Cyan Emperor Chi Qing?” Qin Yu’s eyes shined.

Jiang  Yan  nodded  and  said.  “That’s  right.  That  Cyan Emperor’s strength is pretty good. When he just ascended to the Divine Realm, he had already reached the peak of the Mid Level Deity stage. And now, he is already a High Level Deity. However, unless he has reached the Heavenly Deity level, Granny cannot bring him over to the Floating Snow City.”
Qin Yu suddenly understood.

No wonder he had never seen the Cyan Emperor even after all these years in the Floating Snow City.

Qin Yu cannot help but sigh emotionally in his heart. That Cyan Emperor was truly a valiant person. He had stayed in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm for that many years and his soul had long since formed a Golden Soul Pellet. No wonder he managed to easily take care of the Peng Demon Emperor and them during the time of his Divine Tribulation. “Big Brother Qin Yu, do you have certainty in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot for my big sister’s groom search?” Jiang Yan pushed Qin Yu’s arm and asked.

Qin Yu grinned and said. “Is there even a need to ask?”
Today, the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Sage Emperor’s Palace had once again become lively. The eighteen candidates were all gathered in the Sage Emperor’s Palace. The thirteen Godkings were all seated above the Sage Emperor’s Palace.

The sound of chatter and laughter was unceasingly heard throughout the palace hall.

“Qin Yu, it would seem that the competition for this chosen candidate spot will be between you and Zhou Xian.”  Kuiyin Hou said while laughing. Qin Yu and Zhou Xian glanced at each other.

The two of them both had a confident smile on their faces. 
Suddenly, Qin Yu, Zhou Xian, Duanmu Yu and everyone else all looked up. At this moment, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up while smiling. Immediately, the people underneath all grew quiet.

Seeing that everyone had grown quiet, Jiang Fan smiled and said.

“Everyone, the determined deadline of ten years has arrived. The first chosen candidate for my daughter’s public groom search shall soon be determined. And now, the eighteen candidates shall present their gifts.” Jiang Fan’s gaze was cast upon the eighteen people below.

At this moment, Zhou Xian’s father, the Northwest Sage Emperor, laughed loudly and said. “Brother Jiang, there is no need for it to be that troublesome. As far as I know, this time to the Mountain Sea Palace, only that Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu and my son Zhou Xian managed to obtain gifts bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. It would make do if we just have the two of them display their gifts.” Jiang Fan smiled and nodded.

Zhou Xian was the first to stand up. He walked to the center of the palace hall. After he respectfully bowed to the thirteen Godkings, he said. “Uncle, this gift that I obtained was the ‘Sulfur Flame Scepter’ bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. This Sulfur Flame Scepter is a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”
The thirteen Godkings above all nodded.

Jiang Fan’s wife ‘Chunyu Rou’ nodded and said. “This ‘Sulfur Flame Scepter’ is both a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and also a scepter. As a scepter is a symbol of power and good fortune, it is a very appropriate gift for the groom search.”
Hou Fei who stood behind the Asura Godking made eye signals to Qin Yu.

Although Qin Yu was not anxious, Hou Fei had become anxious for Qin Yu. Qin Yu slightly smiled to Hou Fei and used his eyes to signal to him to rest assured.

At this moment, the Asura Godking suddenly opened his mouth and said. “This Zhou Xian’s gift is indeed very good. However, let’s have a look at Qin Yu’s gift too.”
That Jiang Fan was also very interested in the Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu. He immediately smiled and said. “I have also heard that Qin Yu climbed to the top of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Because of this, he managed to obtain a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.”
Ascending to the summit of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps without being a Godking, this had caused all the people above to look at Qin Yu with a different sort of gaze. The people on the side were all discussing with one another through voice transmission.

“Qin Yu, show us your gift.” Jiang Fan smiled as he looked to Qin Yu.

Immediately, everyone looked to Qin Yu. 
Qin Yu also bowed to Jiang Fan with a smile on his face. As Jiang Fan was his future father-in-law, how could he possibly be lacking in manners?

Qin Yu stood up while smiling. He then walked to the center of the palace hall and stood beside Zhou Xian. Before Qin Yu could speak, that Zhou Xian already spoke to Qin Yu. “Brother Qin Yu, you’ve managed to obtain a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. I truly wonder what sort of treasure the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had bestowed you. Come, take it out and show us.”
Qin Yu was not anxious.

With a flip of his hand, he took out the Jade Spring Gourd. The various Godkings present were all able to sense the aura characteristic to the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures when they looked to the bronze colored gourd.

Qin Yu smiled and said. “This is the Jade Spring Gourd. This Jade Spring Gourd is also a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The Gourd is capable of emitting Jade Spring to attack or bind a target.”
Hearing that Qin Yu had also taken out a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, Zhou Xian started to smile.

“As  the  two  of  them  are  both  second-rate  Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, which one is better?”  Jiang Fan smiled and  said.  “According  to  the  rules  we  have  determined,  the thirteen Godkings shall be the judges. Whoever manages to obtain more Godkings to support them shall be the victor.”
Chunyu Rou instead smiled and said. “Although both gifts are second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, I believe that this ‘scepter’ is more festive of an item. It ought to be slightly better. Unfortunately, I do not have the authority to judge.”
Qin Yu took a glance at Chunyu Rou.

“My future mother-in-law seems to be in support of Zhou Xian.”  Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. “It seems that there’s not a high chance of winning with this Jade Spring Gourd. I can only…”
At this moment, the Godkings were all preparing to judge the two items.

“Please wait a moment.” Qin Yu’s voice sounded through the entire palace hall. All the Godkings stopped to look at Qin Yu.

Zhou Xian frowned. He said. “Brother Qin Yu, the Godkings are preparing their judgements. How can you disturb the Godkings?”
“Qin Yu, please speak if you have anything.” Jiang Fan said while smiling.

As Qin Yu was a Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman, he still possessed the authority to speak. Qin Yu looked to the thirteen Godkings on the stage. He said in a clear voice. “Godkings, I did not say that my gift was this Jade Spring Gourd. Everyone, there is no need to judge the Jade Spring Gourd against the Sulfur Flame Scepter.”
“It’s not this Jade Spring Gourd?” The majority of the people on the palace hall had grown confused.

Qin Yu smiled and said. “Earlier, Brother Zhou Xian asked me to take out the gift bestowed to me by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial to show everyone, thus, I took it out. However, that does not mean that my gift is this Jade Spring Gourd.”
“In that case, Brother Qin Yu, what is your gift? You must know that this gift must be something bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.” Said Zhou Xian beside him.

“Of course I know about that.”
Qin Yu cast a glance at Zhou Xian. He then looked at the thirteen Godkings on the platform above. “My gift is not the ‘Jade Spring Gourd’ bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. Instead, it is the ‘Gauze Feather Blade’ bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Qin Yu immediately retrieved the Jade Spring Gourd. At the same time, a black battle blade with a red light flowing through its surface had appeared before him.

“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
Zhou Xian’s expression took a huge change. The various Heavenly Deities in the palace hall were all shocked. Even the thirteen Godkings above had frozen expressions.

The most powerful and mysterious Exalted Celestial amongst the Three Great Exalted Celestials, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial!

Qin Yu continued to speak in a clear voice. “This blade is called ‘Gauze Feather.’ It is also a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The gift to express my sincerity is this Gauze Feather Blade.” A gift bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?

A first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?

The entire Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace had grown silent. Only Qin Yu’s voice continued to echo in the palace hall.

Chapter 44: Disturbance

The Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace was completely engulfed by a frightening silence. Everyone felt a burst of oppression in their hearts. At the same time, they also felt an unprecedented shock.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up. He tried his best to make his expression appear normal. “Qin Yu, you said earlier that your Gauze Feather Blade is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?”
“Precisely.” Qin Yu said in a clear voice.

At this moment, the thirteen Godkings above no longer bothered care about who it was that bestowed the Gauze Feather Blade. What they were paying attention to was… the fact that the Gauze Feather Blade was a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!

In the entire Divine Realm, there existed only about ten or so first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. 
However, what about the number of Godkings? There were over thirty Godkings in the Divine Realm. Practically every single power possessed three or four Godkings.

In the entire Divine Realm, only the Eight Great Sage Emperors, the Asura Godking and a hidden Godking possessed first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. There might also be some first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures that were not known to public. But even if there were, it would at the very most be one or two items.

Over twenty Godkings did not possess a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

Thus, one could clearly imagine how much of an appeal the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were to Godkings!

Blood Demon Monarch, Yu Cha, said with a light laughter. “Qin Yu, is it truly worth to present a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for the daughter of the Utmost North Sage Emperor? Furthermore, this is merely the competition for the first chosen candidate spot. Even if you present this first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, the person who would end up marrying Jiang Li in the end might still not be you. Qin Yu, it’s best for you to carefully consider this.”
[TL: I had decided to change the Blood Demon King to Blood Demon Monarch so as to not confuse her gender.]

“Blood  Demon  Monarch,  what  sort  of  words  are  those?” Jiang Fan frowned and said.

Jiang Xing who sat on the side also humped.

The Blood Demon Monarch covered her mouth and said with a  laughter.  “What  sort  of  words  did  you  all  think  I  was speaking? Who among us doesn’t know about the preciousness of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?”
The Blood Demon Monarch King Yu Cha looked at Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, wasn’t your purpose in marrying that Jiang Li to become a Godking? It’s simple. Just bestow that first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to me. If you do, you shall be my husband. If the two of us were to dual train, wouldn’t the effect be even better?”
“Husband?”
Qin Yu was stunned.

The Blood Demon Monarch was indeed a very alluring woman. According to Qin Yu’s knowledge, this Blood Demon Monarch had never married anyone before.

The Northwest Sage Emperor Zhou Huo frowned and said. “Blood Demon Monarch, are you joking here?”
“What jokes? I am extremely serious.”  The Blood Demon Emperor laughed softly. She then looked to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, what do you think of my proposal?”
Qin Yu laughed dryly twice. “Blood Demon Monarch, I want to marry Li’er not because I want to become a Godking. Rather, I truly love Li’er… As for the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, for Li’er, how could I possibly not be willing to let go of it?” Said Qin Yu in a clear voice in the middle of the palace hall.

Right after Qin Yu’s voice landed, a loud shout was suddenly heard…
“Good!”
The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up. He had a moved expression on his face. “Qin Yu, what you had said was great. With those words that you said, if you are to be able to marry my daughter, then it would also be her blessing. Haha…”
At this moment, Jiang Fan was extremely spirited.

However, as for the other Godkings on the scene, they were mostly smiling on the outside. As to what they were actually thinking, this was hard to tell. After all, the Eight Sage Emperors of the Eight Great Sacred Lands each possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. This was a sort of equilibrium.

And now, the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s side would obtain two first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. The equilibrium had been broken!

“Please wait a moment.”
Zhou Xian who stood beside Qin Yu suddenly spoke out in a clear voice. Everyone present looked toward Zhou Xian. Qin Yu also looked at Zhou Xian. He had a light smile on his face. However, he was thinking in his heart. “What does this Zhou Xian want to say?”
“Zhou Xian, is there something that you want to say?” Jiang Fan slightly frowned.

Zhou Xian nodded and said. “Uncle, if this ‘Gauze Feather Blade’ of Qin Yu’s is truly a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, then it would be fine. However, if it isn’t…” “Isn’t?” Jiang Fan frowned.

“It is impossible for one to determine the quality of a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure with merely one’s eyes. Just because Qin Yu said that it is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, does that mean that it is necessarily a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?” Zhou Xian was not willing to admit his defeat so easily.

Zhou Xian looked at Qin Yu. With anger in his heart, he said. “I do not believe that Qin Yu would be able to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure so easily.”
Jiang Fan’s wife Chunyu Rou also also slightly nodded and said. “That’s right. Before all the judges, we must first verify that this ‘Gauze Feather Blade’ is really a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure as Qin Yu said.”
[TL: I forgot to mention, but Chunyu Rou is, according to the fact that Zhou Xian called Jiang Fan (Uncle/mother’s sister’s husband), and Li’er, Zhou Xian’s aunt/mom’s sister.] 
Jiang Fan also nodded. He then looked at Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, do you mind if we inspect it?”
“Of course you can.”
Qin Yu smiled as he looked at Jiang Fan. “As Your Majesty Utmost North Sage Emperor is the person presiding over this groom search, I would have to request Your Majesty Utmost Sage Emperor determine whether this Gauze Feather Blade is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”
Qin Yu took off the blood binding from the Gauze Feather Blade.

With an intention, the Gauze Feather Blade in his hand flew to over to the platform above. The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan waved his hand and received the Gauze Feather Blade. “Everyone, I shall inspect it personally. I believe everyone shouldn’t have an objection to it?” Jiang Fan looked to everyone.

Everyone was smiling to express that they had no objections. Other than Jiang Fan, who else here was more qualified to inspect the Gauze Feather Blade?

Jiang Fan smiled. He then dripped a drop of blood on the Gauze Feather Blade. Right after the blood sunk into the Gauze Feather Blade, Jiang Fan displayed a startled expression. After that, his expression turned to one of ecstasy. He looked to Qin Yu and said. “It truly is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. It truly is.”
After hearing what Jiang Fan had said, the atmosphere of the palace hall had immediately changed.

Jiang Fan laughed and said. “Qin Yu’s gift is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The first chosen candidate spot shall be Qin Yu’s. I believe no one would have any objection to that?” “No objection.”  The Southwest Sage Emperor and everyone else all lightly shook their heads and said.

Zhou Xian also displayed a disappointed expression in his eyes. Having reached this point, he was at a loss as to what else he could do. Qin Yu displayed a smile on his face.

“In  that  case,  I  shall  declare…”  The  Utmost  North  Sage Emperor Jiang Fan said while smiling.

“Wait.” The Utmost North Sage Emperor’s wife, Chunyu Rou, suddenly said.

[Robin: This b$tch…..]

Jiang Fan looked to the voice and saw that it was his wife. He frowned and said. “My wife, what matter do you have now?” That Chunyu Rou smiled and said. “Your Majesty, I remembered that the gift… must be something bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. Isn’t that right?” “That’s  right.”   Jiang  Fan  nodded  and  said.  “This  Gauze Feather Blade that Qin Yu presented was bestowed to him by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. It is in agreement with the prerequisite. What’s wrong?”
Chunyu Rou said indifferently. “Bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Is the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial someone one could meet so easily? Although Qin Yu said that this weapon was bestowed to him by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, is there anyone to testify for him?”
Chunyu Rou looked at Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, do you have a method to testify that this weapon was bestowed to you by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? In other words… do you have the means to proof that you have encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
[TL: B$tch stfu, yo husband obtained a first-rate grandmist spiritual treasure ffs. Truly an idiot. You know fully well that even if it weren’t, them Godkings wouldn’t care!] Qin Yu was stunned.

“Proof? Me? Proof?” Qin Yu’s mind was instantly thrown into chaos.

Seeing that Qin Yu was standing there in a stunned and speechless state, Chunyu Rou lightly smiled and said. “Everyone. Although this Gauze Feather Blade is indeed a first- rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, our rules say that the gift must be bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. Yet Qin Yu, we do not even know if he truly encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
The entire palace hall had immediately burst into a fit of ‘buzz’ sound. Everyone started discussing with one another.

Qin Yu started to frown.

Indeed, he had no method of proving that he had encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial! It was so much that… it was he himself who determined that those three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were related to the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

At this moment, that Zhou Xian had also grown excited. In a clear voice, he said. “Dear aunt, it is precisely as you said. When we were on the Mountain Sea Palace, not a single one of us seventeen candidates heard that Qin Yu had encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Zhou Xian’s eyes shined. He said. “It is true that this Gauze Feather Blade is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. However, according to what I know, Qin Yu is the new master of the Bewitching God Temple. Everyone here also knows that the previous master of the Bewitching God Temple was the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. The Craftsman God Chehou Yuan possessed the ability to craft first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. That too was something that everyone knew. I suspect… that this Gauze Feather Blade was simply not something that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial bestowed to Qin Yu but instead something that the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had crafted.” At this moment, Zhou Xian’s imposingness had completely returned.

The thirteen Godkings on the stage above had also grown silent.

Suddenly…
“Isn’t it just the Utmost North Sage Empror’s daughter? Just for marrying the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s daughter, would Qin Yu, a grand and majestic grandmaster artifact craftsman, use a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to cheat? Is that possible? The value of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, is there anyone among us that doesn’t know of that?” The Asura Godking coldly humphed.

The Asura Godking looked at Zhou Xian below who was in a state of excitement and said to him coldly. “Zhou Xian, let me ask you. If you possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, would you be willing to use that to exchange for Jiang Li?” “Are  you  willing  to  part  with  the  first-rate  Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?”
Zhou Xian opened his mouth and was about to reply.

The Asura Godking’s gaze had turned cold. “Before me, you’d best not lie!”
Zhou Xian opened his mouth but did not manage to say a single word.

The Asura Godking looked to everyone. He lightly laughed. “If Qin Yu wanted to cheat, would he use a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to cheat? Chunyu Rou, your way of thinking is truly too childish.”
On the palace hall, the Asura Godking directly berated Chunyu Rou. “My wife, you go to the side and don’t say anything.” Jiang Fan shouted in a low voice. Chunyu Rou could only squeeze out a smile. She went to the side and no longer bothered to say anything.

[Robin: YES! :D]

Asura Godking!

The number one Godking of the Divine Realm. Furthermore, he possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. With his strength, so what if he berated a Sage Emperor’s empress?

“Brother Jiang, this matter is your family’s matter. Earlier, I only said those words because I found the words that your wife said to be laughable. Well then, I also don’t have much to say. This matter shall be something that you should decide on your own Brother Jiang.”  The Asura Godking slightly smiled and then no longer say anything.

Whether it was Chunyu Rou or Zhou Xian, the two of them had both turned quiet. 
Actually, everyone present knew of the preciousness of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Had it been Zhou Xian or anyone else, they reckoned that they would likely not be willing to take it out.

Would someone use a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to deceive another?

If there truly was such a person.

Then that person would be a fool!

Jiang Fan actually had a thought in his heart: “Even if this Qin Yu were truly lying, I would also be willing to be deceived by him!”  To obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, that was the true profit.

At this moment, Zhou Hou who sat on the side suddenly said with a light laughter. “What the Asura Godking said was very reasonable. However, no matter what you say, we still cannot absolutely guarantee that Qin Yu’s Gauze Feather Blade was from the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. If… if Qin Yu was truly lying? Then could we still consider this groom search to be impartial?”
Once those words were said, the entire palace hall’s atmosphere had turned awkward.

Zhou Huo, one of the Eight Great Sage Emperors. Although in terms of strength, he might be inferior to the Asura Godking, he was not that much inferior. What was most important was… Zhou Huo’s father was the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial!

Qin Yu looked at the thirteen Godkings that sat above.

The situation had turned extremely complicated. The groom search must be fair and impartial. However, no one could be certain if Qin Yu had truly encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. “Godkings.”  Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “I truly do not have any witness to this matter. How about this… Godkings, if you believe in me, Qin Yu, then you will support me. If you do not believe me, then you will support Zhou Xian. We will then see who possesses more supporters?”
“If I win, then this first chosen candidate spot will be mine. If I lose, then the first chosen candidate spot will be Zhou Xian’s and I will temporary leave with the Gauze Feather Blade.”
Qin Yu looked to the thirteen Godkings on the stage above.

Jiang Fan also frowned and pondered for a moment.
However, he was unable to think of a perfect method.

“Good, then the Godkings shall judge. Who exactly shall this chosen candidate spot belong to?” Jiang Fan looked to the various Godkings. He had no choice but to announce that.

The Blood Demon Monarch lightly laughed. “I shall be the first. In order to not have this Gauze Feather Blade land on the hands of the Utmost North Sage Emperor, I support… Zhou Xian.”  The Blood Demon Monarch said with beaming smiles. “Qin Yu, that proposal of mine is valid at all times.”
Qin Yu could only squeeze out a smile.

“Thank you Senior Blood Demon Monarch.” Zhou Xian said respectfully.

The next person, the Utmost West Sage Emperor stood up. However, when the Utmost West Sage Emperor wanted to say something, his expression suddenly changed. He then sat back down.

Not only the Utmost West Sage Emperor, all thirteen Godkings on the scene had their complexions change.

“The matter has already become clear. I declare…  the first chosen candidate spot belongs to Qin Yu!” Jiang Fan suddenly said in a clear voice. Qin Yu, Zhou Xian and all the various other people down below were startled.

Zhou Xian immediately said. “Uncle, this judging had just begun. Why did you…”
“Speak no more.”  Jiang Fan lightly laughed. “Just now, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial sent a voice transmission to all of the Godkings present. This Gauze Feather Blade was indeed something that he had bestowed to Qin Yu. The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial had personally acknowledged it, could it be any falsity to that?”
That Zhou Xian immediately turned to his father Zhou Huo with a slightly disappointed gaze.

Zhou Huo also slightly nodded to Zhou Xian. “It is indeed something the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial gifted.”
Zhou Xian immediately grew silent. Qin  Yu’s  heart  had  also  grown  confused.  “The  Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial has acknowledged it? It seems that those three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are indeed related to him. Merely, is the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial the silver haired silver eyed youth or that silver haired silver eyed youth’s master?”

Chapter 45: Goal

“Thank you, Your Majesty Utmost North Sage Emperor.” Qin Yu respectfully said his thanks in a clear voice.

From this moment, the first chosen candidate spot was obtained by Qin Yu. Qin Yu also displayed a trace of smile on his face.

The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan nodded while smiling.

“This Qin Yu is a grandmaster artifact craftsman. He also has the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan behind him…. Mn, if Li’er were to truly marry to him, then it’d be pretty good indeed.” Jiang Fan thought in his heart. He then took a look at Zhou Xian who stood beside Qin Yu and slightly frowned. “Although this Zhou Xian is only of ordinary strength, standing behind him, is the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial and… my wife!”
Jiang Fan took a glance at Chunyu Rou beside him. 
Jiang Fan loved his wife deeply. Thus, her opinion was also very important to him. This Chunyu Rou was Zhou Xian’s aunt. Zhou Xian’s mother was Chunyu Rou’s older blood sister. The two sisters’ relationship was very good. Thus, Chunyu Rou was naturally very fond of her older sister’s son.

[Translationnations: Gross she’s his actual cousin]

“There are two more chosen candidate spots left. We’ll have to see if this Zhou Xian will be able to obtain one. If he cannot obtain a single one, then… I shall select Qin Yu as Li’er’s husband.” Jiang Fan decided in his heart.

[TL: Uncle Lan really needs to tell his brother that he supports Qin Yu and Li’er wants him too.]

Qin Yu bowed to the various Godkings above. He also smiled to Zhou Xian beside him. Only then did he return to his own seat. Confronted with Qin Yu’s smile.

Zhou Xian had a very ugly expression on his face. He lowly humphed and then returned to his own seat without saying a single word.

“Everyone, as we have already determined the first chosen candidate, let’s eat and drink. There is no need to be too formal, just be casual and enjoy yourselves. Haha…” Jiang Fan said in a clear voice while laughing.

“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
The various people below all said in unision. Soon, the entire Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace had become bustling with noise and excitement. The thirteen Godkings were chatting with one another. As for the people below, they too began to chat and drink with one another.

As for Jiang Fan, he had been happy the entire time. With merely the first chosen candidate spot, he had obtained a first- rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. How could he not be happy?

He had even begun to anticipate.

What would this Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu present for the the second and third gifts?

Qin Yu and Zhou Xian had both returned to their own seats. After determining the first chosen candidate spot, everyone had begun to drink, discuss and party with laughter.

“Brother Qin Yu, congratulations, congratulations.” A middle aged man with a grandeur temperament walked over and said congratulations to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu merely answered.

However, Qin Yu was bitterly smiling in his heart. “This seems to be the forty third stranger in this banquet that propose a toast of wine with me.”  On this banquet, a lot of people that Qin Yu didn’t know had come to befriend him.

Qin Yu was a grandmaster artifact craftsman.

Qin Yu took out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.

Furthermore… Qin Yu actually managed to receive a gift from the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.

All of this had caused Qin Yu to be the center of attention. Qin Yu had thus become the most busy person in the entire banquet. Not only was he required to chat and drink with people that he knew, he also had to cope with the strangers who came to befriend him.

“Huff, it’s finally coming to an end.” Qin Yu heaved a sigh of relief in his heart. The number of people at the banquet was limited. Thus, the number of people coming to find Qin Yu to drink and befriend him was also not too crazy. Qin Yu was now together with Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and them.

“Brother Qin Yu, you are truly impressive. Look at Zhou Xian, he’s been at the side by himself the entire time.” Duanmu Yu held his wine cup as he said to Qin Yu in a low voice.

Qin Yu turned around and looked.

Indeed, Zhou Xian was sitting in his own seat and drinking by himself. Just by looking at his expression, no one would go and make things awkward for themselves by talking with him.

Kuiyin Hou spoke and asked. “Qin Yu, when we were on the Mountain Sea Palace, I asked you if you managed to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. Back then, how come you told me you hadn’t?”
Qin Yu smiled. “Did I say that?” Kuiyin Hou was startled. He then began to recall the scene from back then. Kuiyin Hou then began to smile. “I remember now. Indeed, you did not say that. You merely smiled. But, you also didn’t say that you hadn’t.”
Duanmu Yu also said. “Back then, when I saw Qin Yu’s smile, I thought that he was smiling a bitter smile. So it turned out that Brother Qin Yu was deliberately hiding the truth.”
Qin Yu said in a sorry manner. “This, it is after all a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. I had originally thought that if I could win using the Jade Spring Gourd, then I would conceal the Gauze Feather Blade for the time being. Haha, never had I expected that I would actually have to take it out.”
Kuiyin Hou nodded in understanding. “That’s right. That is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure after all. If I were able to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, I would rather give up the contest for the first chosen candidate spot than handing over the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” “Brother Kuiyin is truly straightforward.”  Duanmu Yu said with a smile.

Qin Yu watched from the side with a smile on his face. Having interacted with Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan for some time, he had also become familiar with them.

“Big brother!” Hou Fei’s voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.

“Brother Duanmu, please excuse me.” Qin Yu said to Duanmu Yu and them. He then turned around and proceeded to walk toward the side of the palace hall. At this moment, Hou Fei was standing there and waiting for Qin Yu.

Hou Fei was still wearing a golden gown.

“Big brother, let me first congratulate you in obtaining the first  chosen  candidate  spot.”  Hou  Fei’s  eyes  were  still  that spirited. “Merely, big brother, have you prepared your second gift?” “Second gift?”
Qin Yu was slightly startled.

The second gift was a test one’s degree of diligence and attentiveness. The requirement was that it have to been novel and peculiar. Whoever’s gift that was the most ingenious and obtained the most endorsement of the Godkings shall be the victor.

“I only have a single design for this second gift in my heart. I have yet to truly go and do it yet.” Qin Yu said.

“Are you confident?”  Hou Fei’s pair of whirling eyes were fixed upon Qin Yu.

Confidence?

Qin Yu displayed a helpless smile on his face. He indeed did not have a very high amount of confidence. 
Novel, peculiar and ingenious…
“Fei  Fei,  I  can  guarantee  you  that  the  gifts  the  eighteen candidates will be presenting will all be extremely special. It may be possible for all eighteen of them to think that their gift is the most novel, the most distinguishing. Merely… it is up to the thirteen Godkings to determine whose gift is the most novel, the most distinguishing. Before the result is shown, not a single person has absolute certainty.”
Among the three gifts of the groom search, Qin Yu was the most worried about the second gift.

As for the third gift, it tested the preciousness of the item.

This was easy to take care of… if Qin Yu had no other choice, he’d just take out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Merely, the second gift… did not care about the preciousness of the item. It merely cared about the novelty and how peculiar it was. It tested the diligence and attentiveness of the eighteen candidates. 
“What sort of plans do you have? How about you tell me about it so that I can see how it is?” Hou Fei urged.

“After the banquet is finished, come to my Floating Cloud Mansion. I’ll tell you and Xiao Hei about my idea there. The banquet is about to be finished anyways.”
Hearing Qin Yu saying this, Hou Fei nodded.

When the banquet was about to be over, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan finally stood back up. The group of people below grew quiet. They raised their heads and looked at Jiang Fan.

Jiang Fan said while beaming with smiles. “Everyone, the first chosen candidate has been selected. Thus, the following shall be the contest for the second chosen candidate spot…I believe everyone knows of the rules, right? Like last time, you all would have ten years time to prepare your gift. After ten years, the thirteen Godkings shall judge your gifts to see whose gift is the most diligent and attentive!” After hearing this, Qin Yu displayed a smile.

Ten years?

“To me, ten years is the same as over a hundred thousand years. In order to craft that gift of mine, I’d require at most a thousand years.” Qin Yu thought in his heart.

Soon, the banquet came to an end. For the first gift, all the candidates were restricted to go to the Mountain Sea Palace. However, this time… there was no restriction.

The eighteen candidates could go wherever they pleased.

However, there was a definite point. That was, in ten years time, they must all present a gift to express their diligence and attentiveness. The city walls of the Floating Snow City’s imperial city was very simple and unadorned and tight in security. When Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Zhou Xian and them walked out from the city gates, the majority of them proceeded to walk towards their own residences. As for that Zhou Xian, he instead walked towards Qin Yu.

“What  does  this  Zhou  Xian  want?”  Qin  Yu  was  standing there. He turned around and looked at Zhou Xian.

Zhou Xian still had a gloomy expression on his face. Since during the time at the banquet, he had not said a single word. Zhou Xian walked over to Qin Yu. A flash of lightning flashed through his pupils. His gaze had suddenly turned sharp. He fixed that sharp gaze on Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, listen carefully. The next time, it is definitely me who’s going to win. The second chosen candidate spot is definitely mine.”
After he finished saying those words, Zhou Xian turned around and directly left.

Qin Yu had been watching this whole scene unfolding before him with an unconcerned gaze. Hearing what Zhou Xian had said, he instead grew a bit more relaxed. That was because Zhou Xian displayed his true colors after a single defeat. This sort of opponent, Qin Yu believed that they did not possess that great of a threat.

Duanmu Yu also took a glance at Zhou Xian. He then walked over to Qin Yu. He smiled and said. “Brother Qin Yu, I reckon that you’ve already made the preparations for the second gift?”
“Duanmu, are you telling me that you haven’t?” Qin Yu asked back.

Duanmu Yu started laughing. “Haha, likewise, likewise…  I have made two preparations this time. One of the gifts is already in the middle of being prepared. As for the second gift, I am still working on it. If I am capable of obtaining this gift within ten year’s time, then I reckon that this second chosen candidate spot will be falling into my hands.”
“You’re that confident?” Qin Yu was a bit surprised. Duanmu Yu smiled confidently. “If even this gift cannot give me victory, then I would also be speechless.” Duanmu Yu’s tone contained within it an absolute confidence.

Qin Yu started to get curious.

What exactly was the gift that this Duanmu Yu wanted to obtain? From Duanmu Yu’s tone, it seemed that if he obtained this gift, he would definitely be able to win the second chosen candidate spot.

“Brother  Qin  Yu,  farewell.  We  shall  meet  again  and determine who shall be the victor in the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace in ten years time.”  Said Duanmu Yu with a smile.

Qin Yu also nodded. “At that time, Brother Duanmu, I shall see what that gift of yours shall be.”
Fair competition! However… neither Qin Yu nor Duanmu Yu would be able to imagine that things would end up in another path.

Inside the verdant and lush bamboo forest. Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were sitting in a circle. They were discussing what sort of gift would be the most novel.

The three brothers, Qin Yu wore completely black, Hou Fei completely gold and Hei Yu completely white. With them sitting around like this, they gave of a sight-stunning sensation.

After Hei Yu started practicing the ‘Flowing Light Spear Path,’ people would feel a distortion of space and time just from looking at his eyes.

Hei Yu looked at Qin Yu. “Big brother, you said that you don’t think that Monkey’s idea is novel enough, then what do you have in mind? What exactly do you have planned for the second gift?” “Big brother, stop keeping us in suspense. C’mon, tell us.” Hou Fei had also grown impatient.

Qin Yu smiled. Only now did he tell them. “I had pondered for a long time. I then thought of the fact that this gift must be diligent and attentive. In that case, the rarer the material used to make this gift, the better it would be. If the material I obtained to create it was exceedingly rare, then it meant that I would be extremely diligent and attentive when I obtained this material.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu nodded.

“The materials must be extremely rare. Furthermore, there must be a large quantity of materials! Very rare and a lot of them at that… if I am able to get ahold of that, then this would be enough to represent my diligence and attentiveness. Furthermore… I will gather all of these precious materials and craft a treasure. This treasure shall be my gift.” Qin Yu smiled and said.

“What sort of treasure?” Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu. 
They were both curious as to what sort of treasure Qin Yu was planning to craft using a large quantity of rare materials.

Qin  Yu  grinned.  “This  treasure,  just  by  the  number  of materials it requires is already over ten thousand.”
Hou  Fei  frowned  and  said.  “That  many  materials?  Big brother, generally, a Heavenly Divine Artifact only requires several tens of materials to craft. What are you planning to craft using that many materials?”
“A place to live. It is also the place where Li’er and I shall have our wedding at!” Qin Yu slightly smiled.

“A palace?”  Hei Yu guessed. “A palace like the Bewitching God Temple?”
Qin Yu smiled. “The Bewitching God Temple can only be considered as being a small scale project. I plan to use that many materials and some foundation materials to craft a luxurious mansion. In the middle of the mansion there will be a pond. And this pond… shall be the Second Divine Realm.”
“Second Divine Realm?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu were startled.

Qin Yu’s eyes shined. “That’s right. I plan to have all kinds of terrains, mountain range and everything to take shape in my Second Divine Realm. With my level of formation array space ability, it is not hard for me to form a Second Divine Realm. I planned to create a mansion where the decorative pond will be the Second Divine Realm. What do you all think?”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other.

“It’s  a  bit  better  than  my  idea.  This  sort  of  thing,  only someone like big brother will be able to accomplish it.” Hou Fei gasped in admiration.

To create a Second Divine Realm where the mountain range, hills, cities and everything would be the same as the Divine Realm. The only difference would be there would not be any Divine Spiritual Energy in the Second Divine Realm. 
Furthermore, this Second Divine Realm was merely a small pond within the mansion.

“Little Yu.” Uncle Lan’s voice sounded from afar.

Qin Yu turned around. He saw that Uncle Lan’s figure had appeared.

“Little Yu, what sort of barrier did you use? How is it possible that even I am unable to detect you all speaking?”  Jiang Lan walked over and said in shock.

Qin Yu knew very well why that was the case. This was merely a kind of use for Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy.

“Oh, let’s not mention about this. I have an important matter that I must inform you.” Jiang Lan’s expression had turned solemn. “Both that Duanmu Yu and Zhou Xian had proceeded toward the Southern Sea Region of the Divine Realm. I reckon… that the two of them had all set off to find the extremely peculiar treasure of legends, the ‘Mirage Spirit Mirror.’ Whoever it is that managed to obtain this treasure, there’s a eighty to ninety percent chance of the second chosen candidate spot being obtained by that person.”
“Mirage Spirit Mirror?”  Qin Yu was startled. He had never heard of this item before.

Chapter 46: Southern Sea Region

Hearing the name of ‘Mirage Spirit Mirror,’ Qin Yu immediately understood that this Mirage Spirit Mirror ought to be an extremely extraordinary treasure. Otherwise, Duanmu Yu and Zhou Xian would not have gone to search for it.

Qin Yu remembered that Duanmu Yu had told him outside of the Sage Emperor’s Palace that if he were able to obtain that item, then he’d definitely obtain the victory of the second chosen candidate spot. And now, it would seem that the second item that Duanmu Yu had planned ought to be this Mirage Spirit Mirror.

“Uncle Lan, what is this Mirage Spirit Mirror?”
Qin Yu looked to Jiang Lan. Hou Fei and Hei Yu were also waiting for Uncle Lan’s explanation. Evidently, they had never heard of the Mirage Spirit Mirror before.

Jiang Lan slightly nodded. “This Mirage Spirit Mirror has appeared once before in the Divine Realm ten billions of years ago. The unusual ability of the Mirage Spirit Mirror astonished everyone. However, that Mirage Spirit Mirror soon disappeared. Several tens of millions of years ago, someone had seen the Mirage Spirit Mirror in the Southern Sea Region of the Divine Realm. I reckon that the purpose of Duanmu Yu and Zhou Xian proceeding for the Southern Sea is precisely for this Mirage Spirit Mirror.”
Hearing this, Qin Yu felt relaxed.

For no one to have found the Mirage Spirit Mirror in all these years, to find it in a mere ten years was practically impossible.

“No wonder…”  Qin Yu suddenly understood. “No wonder Duanmu Yu had to make two preparations. Clearly, he also does not have sufficient confidence in being able to obtain the Mirage Spirit Mirror.”
“Gaga~~~”
Hou Fei weirdly laughed. He then said. “Let us three brothers also rush into that Southern Sea Region and see if we might be able to find the Mirage Spirit Mirror. Big brother, what do you think about that?”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.

Qin Yu also planned to have two sets of preparations for this second chosen candidate spot’s competition.

“A thousand years is sufficient enough for me to craft the gift that I had originally planned. Now that my New Cosmos’s time acceleration had already surpassed ten thousand times… I merely need to have a year left of the ten years of preparation. That would be sufficient enough for me to craft the mansion. As for the remaining nine years, I shall use it to search for the Mirage Spirit Mirror.”
Qin Yu had made his decision.

He decided to also make two preparations! If he was unable to obtain the Mirage Spirit Mirror, then he shall display the mansion palace that he crafted. 
“Little Yu.” Jiang Lan’s gaze was fixed upon Qin Yu. He said. “The sea area of the Divine Realm is boundless and vast. The Southern Sea Region is so vast that even if you were to fly for a thousand years, you would still not have covered even a ten thousandth of the area. Furthermore, you all know too little about the Mirage Spirit Mirror. And I… also do not know much about this. Thus, there’s only a single method left right now!”
Qin Yu was shocked.

That’s right. The boundless Southern Sea Region, if he were to search without aim, then much less ten years, he would likely be unable to find the Mirage Spirit Mirror even in a thousand or ten thousand years.

“The only method now was for you all to follow Zhou Xian and Duanmu Yu. Zhou Xian and Duanmu Yu ought to have prepared for this beforehand. According to my observations using my Divine Awareness… the two of them are proceeding toward the same direction. Little Yu, if you three were to follow them, then I would also inform you all of their path of travel to you all frequently.” Said Jiang Lan solemnly. 
As long as a Godking wished for it, they would be able to cover the entire Divine Realm with their Divine Awareness in an instant.

This was a kind of remarkable ability that one possessed after being in complete control of the spatial laws. Regardless of where Zhou Xian or Duanmu Yu were hiding, Jiang Lan was capable of knowing it in an instant and then sending a voice transmission to inform Qin Yu.

“Thank you Uncle Lan. I must trouble you again.” Said Qin Yu thankfully.

With the assistance from Uncle Lan, a Godking, Qin Yu’s chance in finding the Mirage Spirit Mirror had become much greater.

“Well then, there’s no need to mention too much about this anymore. You all, prepare yourself to set off as soon as possible.” Jiang Lan smiled and said. He then slightly smiled to Hou Fei and Hei Yu before disappearing. 
As Uncle Lan disappeared, Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were all carefully inspecting the image that Uncle Lan had left in their mind as he left.

This image was the appearance of the Mirage Spirit Mirror. At the same time, it contained some explanations about why the Mirage Spirit Mirror was special.

After all, Qin Yu and his brothers had never seen the Mirage Spirit Mirror before. If Uncle Lan did not show this image to Qin Yu and his brothers, then it was likely for them to not even know the item was the Mirage Spirit Mirror even if it was right before their eyes.

“This Mirage Spirit Mirror is truly incomparably fantastic.” Qin Yu was completely astonished..

The Mirage Spirit Mirror’s appearance changes constantly. However, there was one point that remained the same – it was a mirror! At the same time… it was capable of knowing one’s spirits and thoughts. 
It was capable of allowing one to become happy and also capable of causing one to become deranged.

However, it did not possess a very strong attack power and also could not be considered a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Merely, its peculiarity was something that anyone who had personally experienced it before could not forget for the rest of their lives.

“Is it using illusions? That shouldn’t be. After all, this mirror is capable of knowing one’s spirit and thoughts. In that case, what is it then?”
Qin Yu started to ponder. Just from the information that was given to him by Uncle Lan, Qin Yu was incapable of figuring out how the Mirage Spirit Mirror was capable of knowing one’s spirit and thoughts.

“It truly is incomparably peculiar.” Qin Yu exclaimed in his heart. “If I am able to obtain the Mirage Spirit Mirror, then I might be able to get all three of the chosen candidate spots for this groom search.”
“This Mirage Spirit Mirror seems pretty strange. I can’t wait to check it out.” Hou Fei said excitedly.
Hei Yu lightly smiled. He cast his gaze toward Hou Fei and said.  “Monkey,  big  brother’s  former  Grandmist  Spiritual Treasure ‘Divine Craft Flying Yamen’ is with you, right? In terms of flying speed, the Divine Craft Flying Yamen is much faster. This time, let’s just ride on your Divine Craft Flying Yamen.”
“Hehe, Mixed Hair Bird, the speed of the DIvine Craft Flying Yamen is definitely much much faster than your flying speed!” Hou Fei said confidently.

Raging waves were beating against the shore. The sound of the waves was heard endlessly. Qin Yu and his brothers were standing at the southern extremity of the Divine Realm’s continent. Before them was the boundless Southern Sea. The waves upon waves of billows smashing against the shore had dyed the three brothers’ hair wet with water splashes.

Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked at Qin Yu.

Earlier, Uncle Lan had left a ocean map of the Southern Sea in Qin Yu’s mind through Divine Awareness. The ocean map contained some islands as well as the route of Duanmu Yu and Zhou Xian.

“Well then.”
Qin Yu smiled as he looked at Hou Fei. He then transmitted the complete route to Hou Fei through Divine Awareness. “Fei Fei, you are the one who’ll be controlling the Divine Craft Flying Yamen. It will be fine if you just follow this route and fly.” After a short moment, Hou Fei had also managed to completely grasp the route.

“Gaga~~~ rest assured. With our flying speed, we’ll be able to catch up to them very soon.”  Hou Fei waved his sleeve and a small boat appeared on the surface of the ocean.

This was the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure ‘Divine Craft Flying Yamen.’
The defense of the Divine Craft Flying Yamen is very powerful. At the same time, it also possesses an extremely fast flying speed. Because of the fact that it was a flying type Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, even a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure would not be able to match up to its flying speed.

“Grow, grow…”
Hou Fei pointed to that Divine Craft Flying Yamen while smiling and laughing. That Divine Craft Flying Yamen immediately started to grow bigger. In a short moment, it had grown from its original size of seven or eight meters to a nearly thirty meter long boat.

“That should be enough.” Hou Fei immediately flew over to the Divine Craft Flying Yamen.

“The Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had left this Divine Craft Flying Yamen for me. However, I have yet to experience its flying speed.” Qin Yu also smiled as he took a step forward. He immediately arrived on the Divine Craft Flying Yamen.

The three brothers all stood at the bow of the boat alongside each other.

“Huff!”
The sound of air being pushed aside rapidly was heard. The ocean underneath the Divine Craft Flying Yamen started to vibrate loudly. As for the Divine Craft Flying Yamen itself, it instantly flew out like a lightning bolt. Qin Yu was carefully observing the Divine Craft Flying Yamen.

Regardless of how great of a turbulence it was outside, nothing managed to arrive to him. This Divine Craft Flying Yamen possessed a streamlined and transparent barrier on its surface. Numerous rays of lights were flowing about through the barrier.

“Monkey,  can  this  Divine  Craft  Flying  Yamen  only  travel above the water?” Hei Yu asked in a confusion.

“Of course not. How could it possibly be a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure if that were the case?”  With an intention from Hou Fei, the Divine Craft Flying Yamen shot out from the surface of the ocean like an arrow and started flying in the air.

Qin Yu sat at the bow of the boat in a cross-legged position.
He was watching the boundless ocean underneath him.

“Roar~~~” A roaring sound was heard from below. An enormous winding snake was rolling through the ocean below. Qin Yu was able to instantly tell how long this enormous snake was with a single glance — it was several tens of thousands of meters long.

“Chi~~” The enormous snake opened its mouth and a vortex appeared on the surface of the ocean. A large number of ordinary demonic beasts were engulfed by this snake.

“What a large snake.” Hou Fei cried out in alarm.

“This snake is called an ‘Antiharp Snake.’  It is a relatively peak level demonic beast of the Divine Realm. Merely, this Antiharp Snake here is still at its growing stage. A fully mature Antiharp Snake would be ten times the size of this snake.” Qin Yu said with a smile.

Having read the information about that many exotic beasts in the Bewitching God Temple, Qin Yu knew very well about these exotic beasts. 
“This  is  merely  its  growing  stage?”   Hou  Fei  was  truly astonished.

As time passed, Qin Yu and them had flown on this Southern Sea Region for close to a month already. They had already become used to the strange sights in the ocean. The boundless ocean had given birth to a lot of peculiar and unusual species.

The large demonic beasts of the ocean were over ten thousand miles long. Qin Yu and them managed to encounter a mature Antiharp Snake. That snake was nearly a thousand miles long. In a coiled state, it looked like a small island.

“There’s  actually  a  group  of  islands  here.  There’s  several hundred islands in total. Duanmu Yu and Zhou Xian are not far from here. Let’s descend first.” Qin Yu said.

Hou Fei and Hei Yu nodded. The Divine Craft Flying Yamen disappeared into the air. Qin Yu and his brothers began to fly in the air. Their destination was the closest island before them.

“Aoo~~”
A strange shout was heard. A black ray of light suddenly flew out from the surface of the ocean. This black ray of light was directly shot toward Qin Yu and his brothers. Qin Yu merely did a back wave with his hand.

That ray of black light was smacked back with an even faster speed. It landed on the island’s sand and stones.

“So it’s actually a Six Eyed Ink Whisket Lion.” Qin Yu looked at the severely injured demon beast on the coast of the island and said with a light laugher.

Six Eyed Ink Whisker Lion had a body like that of a black panther. Its skin was extremely glossy. Only on its neck and face region did it possess black whiskers. On its face were three rows of eyes, totaling six eyes. 
That Six Eyed Ink Whisker Lion rolled its body and then turned into a black gowned man.

“Who are you all? Why have you come to my island?” This black gowned man said in a low voice. Merely, there was still a trace of viciousness in his eyes.

Qin Yu was snickering in his heart.

This Six Eyed Ink Whisker Lion had already reached the Mid Level Heavenly Deity stage. On a desolate island like this, he could indeed be a tyrant. However, any one of Qin Yu and his brothers would be able to easily kill him.

Hou Fei shouted strangely with a gaga sound and said. “Fucker, you’re already in this condition and still dared to act tough?” Hou Fei’s eyes were glowing with an ominous glint. Only now did the Six Eyed Ink Whisker Lion realise its current situation. “Listen carefully. Whatever I ask of you, you better answer me clearly.” Hou Fei said arrogantly.

“Yes.”  This was all the Six Eyed Ink Whisker Lion dared to say.

Hou Fei nodded in satisfaction and said. “We three brothers have come here in search of the Mirage Spirit Mirror. Let me ask you, do you know where the Mirage Spirit Mirror is located?”
“Mirage  Spirit  Mirror?  What  is  that?”  The  Six  Eyed  Ink Whisker Lion displayed a completely confused expression.

Hou Fei flipped his hand and a golden and black stick appeared in his hand. With his ominous glint filled eyes, he stared at the Six