- Book 11 Pierce through the Sky – Chapter 49 Don’t Leave
Everyone else watched afar as Wu Hei stepped onto the Blue Cloud Road, but due to the thick mists and hanging clouds enshrouding the ‘Blue Cloud Road’, and to everyone’s chagrin, it is impossible to perceive what is happening to Wu Hei. However, in just a few moments, a second roar of a beast is heard.
At Qin Yu’s side, Hou Fei quietly utters, “Looks like Wu Hei is another who has stepped into his own death”
At this, Qin Yu nods
‘Blue Cloud Road’ is at least several thousands of ‘li’ in length, however previously, Reverend Ming Shan died immediately after he entered the Blue Cloud Road. From this Qin Yu can deduce that Reverend Ming Shan had not even traversed a tenth of the distance, which means the Reverend did not even encounter the real danger before dying pitifully.
But does this indicate how much stronger is Wu Hei compared to Reverend Ming Shan?
“Roarrr….!” A loud and angry roar rang forth momentarily then quietens.
At this instance, Du Zhong Jun, Man Gan and many others all look at Wu Hei’s Soul Jade slip that is resting on the ground to find that his Soul Jade slip has not split apart, and definitely not broken at the slightest.
“Looks like, Wu Hei has successfully passed the first challenge on the Blue Cloud Road”, whilst looking at Du Zhong Jun, Man Gan smiles and continues, “Du Zhong Jun, perhaps Wu Hei may reach the goal at the end of the Blue Cloud Road – The Nine Heavens.
Du Zhong Jun only smiles at this.
But, how can one reach the end of the Blue Cloud Road so easily? That moment ago when everyone in the White Jade Plaza heard the roar, meant that the battleground is very close to the Plaza.
“However, that does not mean Wu Hei has reached The Nine Heavens, but rather indicate that he has traversed a longer distance than Reverend Ming Shan”, Du Zhong Jun can definitely see this and glances at Hua Yan to see that he is satisfied with this.
Hua Yan calmly, with a deadpan expression, listens for any sounds coming from further down the Blue Cloud Road.
“Hm that is Battle Spirit Energies colliding”, Ao Feng frowns and says, “The first time, it is the beast’s roar, in that case at the beginning of the Blue Cloud Road, there are many types of demonic beasts……But now and again, there are signs of Battle Spirit Energies colliding. In that case, this means there are people still left in Ni Yang’s Realm.”
[TN: Took 恩 en, as hm which is like a grunt indicating one agrees or a sound that says one is affirmative about something (I think). I also took 劲气 jin qi, as Battle Spirit Energy, and 妖兽 Yao shou, as Demonic Beast]
Even if it is a Demonic Beast that can kill Reverend Ming Shan, it should be a Xiuyaoist. Especially one that is at least at the Reverend’s level.
Ni Yang’s Realm is indeed not uninhabited, it contains both Demonic Beasts and humans in midst the central region of the Road.
Man Gan also frowns then nods and says: “hm, Ni Yang’s Realm could have his subordinates guarding the road. No….it can’t be.”
Man Gan’s Eyes suddenly flashes, and ponders: “Since Mystic Immortal Emperor Ni Yang must enter his realm from the Mortal Realm must mean he definitely could not have subordinates with him.”
“Where do the current subordinates, as well as that beast’s roar come from?” Man Gan continues to calmly ponder this, “Unless Immortal Emperor Ni Yang brought over people from the Mortal Realm, but that can’t be. Where could these people, who teleported into his Realm, have come from?
[TN: not too sure about the last sentence separated by the comma. I took 飞升境界 fei sheng jing jie, as Teleportation]
“Unless it’s ten thousand……” Instantly, Man Gan’s eyes flashes again.
Ao Feng, in turn, gives Man Gan an awkward smile.
Man Gan then gives Ao Feng a mocking smile.
Conversely, both Hua Yan and Du Zhong Jun did not even thought of questioning where the Beast’s cry came from.
Using voice transfer Man Gan said: “Brother Ao Feng, do you even want to compete with me in this thing as well?” ‘He does not want to allow Du Zhong Jun or Hua Yan know about this particular thing being here in Ni Yang’s Realm.
[TN: not sure if he is swearing at Ao Feng or not by calling him 这东西 zhe dong xi, or does he actually mean ‘a thing’. So I took it literally as ‘a thing’]
“Brother Man Gan, don’t mention the name of that thing, it just that Scroll. I can’t believe you also guessed the identity of that particular treasure. I also can’t believe that particular treasure could be found in Ni Yang’s Realm, in that case this is a shocking revelation. To find that particular treasure outside the border of the Devil Realm, really makes one greatly envious of the owner. In the entirety of Ni Yang’s Realm, this treasured Scroll should be the second best so far. I would have thought that Emperor Ni Yang would take this with him rather than leave this in his ‘Ni Yang Realm’. If one obtains this scroll…..ha, if I was an ordinary golden dragon who obtain this treasure, my status and power within the Dragon Realm would be equivalent that of a 5-Clawed Golden Dragon.”
[TN: I’m not too sure about the 2nd to last sentence. Also need help with the name of the treasure (卷轴), I thought it was called Reel because I don’t really want to call it a rotating axis/axle; Edit Changed it to ‘Scroll’]
Using Voice Transfer, Ao Feng conveyed that the treasure must be the ‘Scroll’.
“Bravo, so you want it as well, but I also want it too. When the time comes it will all be decided by our capabilities!” Man Gan says with Voice Transfer.
Ao Feng is also right about it and gives Man Gan an indifferent smile.
At this Ao Feng thinks of a scheme: “Since the Devil Emperor did successfully create a passage between the two worlds – Devil and Mortal, and sent their representative to retrieve treasures, they must have meant for that treasure. But even if I cannot acquire this treasure, I can’t be blamed. However…..If I were to use a Trump Card to compete for the Scroll. Once I possess it, even I will undergo a transformation with an extreme sharp increase in power.
[TN: what I think ‘翻天覆地’means overpowered, literally means power that ruptures/breaks heaven and earth (well something like that)]
All the immortal descendants of the four greater and immortal realms must have all come to acquire that legendary treasure.
Even if a team from each world have come here, obtaining it will depend on the abilities of the leaders. However here the leaders may not be at an advantage, which means one’s own abilities are insufficient to acquire this prized Scroll.
To use the Trump Card to compete for the prized Scroll makes Ao Feng feel as if his heart is heavily weighed down and would pull at his heart strings.
But Ao Feng cannot be blamed, after all this treasure would grant overwhelming prestige to its acquirer.
Ao Feng, who has significant status within the Devil Realm, cannot forgo this kind of treasure.
“Ha…..If I could obtain it then my combative power would increase by at least ten times!!!”
Ao Feng’s excitement has already reached such a peak that his heart thumps wildly, at the implications of acquiring this treasure. If Ao Feng is so excited, then how can I – Man Gan, not feel excited as well.
With this, both Man Gan and Ao Feng can conclude that the prized Scroll exists, but are still two others who have not reach this conclusion – Hua Yan and Du Zhong Jun.
Suddenly with an audibly loud sound: “Peng,” ringing forth from a Soul Jade slip lying on the ground, and upon investigating the source, the Soul Jade slip belonging to Wu Hei has finally split apart.
What was incredible was that, since Wu Hei’s entry it has been a total of three hours, and now he three hours later, he has come to his death.
“Both the Xiuxianist’s Immortal Realm and the Xiumoist’s Devil Realm has sent in a member. This time it should be the Dragon Clan’s Demon Realm turn.”
Man Gan faces towards Ao Feng with slight smile on his face; Ao feng responds by saying: “It’s up to you now, Elder Yan Shan.”
With Ao Feng are three Elders from the Mortal Realm’s Dragon Clan, whom are: Yan Shan, Ao Xu and Ao Yan.
But during the flight through the Region of Extreme Peril’s Field of Absolute Ice and through the region of Win Blades and Spatial Rift, Elder Ao Yan had perished. Now only Elder Yan Shan and Elder Ao Xu remain, whereas Elder Yan Shan is a 12th Tribulations Loose Immortal Silver Dragon, and Elder Ao Xu is a 11th Tribulations Loose Immortal Black Dragon. Just from Elder Yan Shan’s aura, one can tell that his power is clearly 1 level higher.
But compared to 11th Tribulations Loose Immortal Reverend Ming Shan and 11th Tribulations Loose Devil Wu Hei, a 12th Tribulations Loose Immortal and High-Class Divine Beast – Silver Dragon, the power gap is incredible large like
“Elder Yan Shan, be careful”, Clan Leader Fang Tian implores.
Elder Yan Shan smiles and says, “Please be at ease Clan Leader and Dragon Clan’s Emissary”, and immediate steps into the foggy ground of the Blue Cloud Road.
Man Gan smiles faintly and speaks: “Brother Ao Feng, I think your….Elder Yan Shan’s combative power looks to be quite powerful. Well at least compared to Wu Hei, the Elder is significantly more than Wu Hei. Looks like he can probably traverse pass the Blue Cloud Road.”
At this Ao Feng smiles slightly and says, “Whether he can traverse pass this challenge is up to his own personal abilities, making judgements now are futile.”
Once again, Ao Feng and Man Gan has started to fight each other whether mentally or physically. One can say that they can sacrifice everything to eliminate the opponent just to obtain that prized Scroll
In Man Gan’s heart, he sneers at Ao Feng: “The Demon Emperor behind me is truly magnanimous, or it could be due to my prestige as the Super-Divine Beast Purple-Eyed, Bull Demon King. He granted me a Lowest Grade God-Class weapon, despite it being the Lowest Grade offensive God-Class weapon, it still is many times more powerful than the Top Grade Immortal Class weapons.”
“If I were to acquire that prized Scroll, my combative power should increase by at least 10 times. So when the time comes to compete, for the artefact for my Lord – the Demon Emperor, I would have a higher chance to succeed.” Frantically, Man Gan could not still his excited heart.
He could not forget about that prized Scroll.
For Man Gan, that prized Scroll has captivated his entire attention and thoughts. After all this Scroll is desired by all the Emperors of the Immortal Realms, but it was only obtained by Emperor Ni Yang instead.
“Big Brother, it is already passed 3 hours, looks like that Dragon Clan Elder has hope to successfully pass this challenge.” Hou Fei is much more relaxed to find this, after all he is not worried about himself since he is only waiting to ascend to the Upper Immortal Realms.
Qin Yu, however does not respond.
“Fei Fei and Xiao Hei, have you two noticed? Both Man Gan and Ao Feng’s spiritual aura and expressions are disrupted.” Qin Yu whispers.
These three brothers secretly and quietly gossip at the far end of the White Jade Plaza, whilst waiting in the central region, Hua Yan, Ao Feng and others have no ideas about what is going.
“It’s the truth, both Man Gan and Ao Feng do not have calm expressions nor postures. Note that both individuals are posed on their toes like tigers ready to strike with a maniacal aura about them.” Hou Fei carefully scrutinizes those two and concludes.
Qin Yu nods at this.
Hua Yan, Du Zhong Jun, Zong Jue and Fang Tian, all could feel the change in the atmosphere around Ao Feng and Man Gan.
“Hah, Brother Ao Feng, you haven’t even acquired that item, yet you are this wild and overexcited. Even if you did acquire it, you still would have to give it to the Dragon Emperor.” Du Zhon Jun exclaims out loud.
Ao Feng slowly takes a deep breath and exhales, then smiles lightly: “I could help but be slightly excited with the Nine Heavens so nearby. ‘Ah’, my level of enlightenment is still inadequate.”
[TN: 唉 Ai, is like Alas or well in English. Much like an exclamation while expelling a breath.]
“Brother Man Gan, you are the most powerful, there is no need to be so tense.” Zong Jue whispers.
Man Gan, with great effort, suppresses his hearts wild hammering, then nods a few times.
To calm down?
If anyone, in this Plaza, knew of the existence of that prized Scroll they would not be able to be calm, and definitely would be overexcited.
A crisp and sharp sound echoes throughout the Plaza.
“Elder Yan Shan is dead.” Ao Feng visibly pales and face contorts. Many other experts’ faces also contort into ugly expressions reflecting the ugly outcome.
Out of the three Dragon Clan Elders, Elder Yan Shan is the most powerful. His prowess is comparable to the deceased Reverend Ming Liang and Devil Wu Kong Xue, with only slightest differences. With the death of Elder Yan Shan, one can clearly see the difficulty level of this Blue Cloud Road.
Ao Feng turns to face Man Gan, and says, “The last was of the Dragon Clan, now it is the Demon Realm’s turn.”
Man Gan reluctantly turns to face Kong Cao, “It’s up to you now.”
“Of course, you Excellency”
Beneath his calm appearance, Kong Cao has very little confidence in his success, but he strides on the Blue Cloud Road.
The Nine Headed Hydra, Kong Cao, is directly on the direct command of Yu Liang, as one of the three great generals. His combative power is only second to only Yu Liang himself, but even so he still have very little confidence in his chances.
“Walking to his death.” Hua Yan chuckles wickedly.
Du Zhong Jun also nods.
To the 6 Great Leaders and Emissary alike, regard their subordinates as sacrificial lambs to test the waters. They see their subordinates as potential competitors to the treasures in the Nine Heavens, because at the end there is bound to be a limited number of the rarest treasures.
As if right on cue, in roughly 4 hours since Kong Cao entry, his Soul Jade slip also splits apart.
One by one experts die left and right; the atmosphere in the Plaza is heavy and foreboding.
“Next will be a member from Zong Jue’s team.” Hua Yan glances at Zong Jue.
Zong Jue only has one subordinate and that is the High Class Divine Beast Petrification Beast – Shi Hua. Zong Jue faces Shi Hua, and reluctantly said: “Shi Hua, your innate abilities are still special and with luck, you can survive.”
[TN: Shi Hua is Transform into Stone. He’s the Older Brother.]
Shi Hua could only nod affirmatively, and steps into the Blue Cloud Road.
“Somehow, I feel as if the Blue Cloud Road is a dead end.” Qin Yu inspects the thousand li long Blue Cloud Road leading to the Nine Heavens. Looking at the thick clouds obscuring the path gives off an oppressive feeling.
At the far end of the Road is almost like a bloodthirsty beast’s maw.
“Roarrrrr…..” Once again that familiar roar rings forth.
In the next instance, that roar fades quickly.
“Huh, Shi Hua has passed the first obstacle quite quickly.” Hua Yan exclaims, and at one side Du Zhong Jun also echoes this exclamation. Super experts like Hua Yan and equivalents, all feel slightly relieved, whereas other lesser experts could not help but tense up.
After 3 hours, Shi Hua’s Soul Jade slip also breaks opens. Yet another expert’s body and soul has been destroyed forever.
“Such a pity.” Hua Yan signs, “The entry order originally began from the Immortal Xiuxianists’ side to the Chaotic Astral Oceans’, now the cycle should be reverse. Since Zong Jue of the Chaotic Astral Ocean does not have any more subordinates. This time it should start with the Demons of the Wilderness.”
“Shut it, I know the rules.”
Man Gan turns to face his last subordinate – Yu Liang.
“Yu Liang, do not disappoint me.” Man Gan whispers.
“Your lordship, rest assured.” Yu Liang smiles openly, and from this one can see that he is confident in his survival. Unlike his predecessors, he is not mentally oppressed nor a defeatist.
As a 12th Tribulations Loose Demon and High Class Divine Beast – the Heavenly Mouse. Its strength is by far the greatest of all the other previous combatants.
[TN: tempted to call Yu Liang a Babel Mouse because ‘通天’is similar to the word used to describe the babel tower]
As soon as Yu Liang steps onto the Blue Cloud Road, he instantly uses his Body Manipulations Technique to disappear from sight.
Du Zhong Jun is surprised to found that this Divine Beast – Yu Liang, wishes to use his superior speed to rush to the far end of the Blue Cloud Road.
Ao Feng nods and praises: “Perhaps he can really succeed, after all he is a Heavenly Mouse whose speed is only second to Brother Zong Jue.”
At this instant, the three brothers at the Plaza far end quickly stands up, because both brothers: Hou Fei and Hei Yu, are ascending soon.
“Big Brother.” Hei Yu looks at Qin Yu sadly with eyes moist and glazing with unshed tears.
“Hah, you are no longer a child, don’t be so bitter. I promise……I promise as your Big Brother, no matter what I need to do, I will definitely come find you in the upper Demon Realm.” Qin Yu heart aches to part with his brother. Since childhood, he has been without the care of a loving father, but always had the companionship of Hei Yu, and for a long time they have come to rely on each other.
How many years has it been…..?
Their affection and care for each other is not any less than the true affection of blood brothers.
Far above in the sky, layers upon layers of mystic energies begin to streak across the sky cover all of Ni Yang’s Realm. Within Ni Yang’s Realm exist countless restrictive spells, however at this instance none could prevail over the mystic energies gathering in the sky.
This is Heaven’s Energy!
At this moment, Man Gan, Zong Jue, Hua Yan and others look towards the three brothers at the far end and see their bitter and pained expressions. They know the two brothers are really ascending to the upper Demon Realms.
“Big Brother, you must come to the Demon Realm to find us!” Hou Fei says resolutely.
Qin Yu could only nod.
From the heavens, two bright beams of light shine down onto his two brothers, bathing them in holy light. Bathed in holy light, both brothers Hei Yu and Hou Fei, desperately convey their earnest wishes: ‘For their big brother to successfully complete his Stellar-based techniques, so that they would reunite in the ascended realms.”
“I will definitely find you two.” Qin Yu confirms with a strong resolution.
The two brother look towards Qin Yu with sorrowful expressions, reluctant to part with each other.
Their hearts, their time feels like they are frozen.
The cold and calculating Xiao Hei and the warm and rambunctious Fei Fei, both left.
“Li’er has left…..both my brothers: Xiao Hei and Fei Fei has left. My eldest and 2nd eldest blood brothers both have they own families, my father has his eldest and 2nd eldest sons, and with them is Uncle Feng Yu Zi. Only I…….
Am by myself.”
Now, Qin Yu truly feels the piercing loneliness seeping into his core.