- Book 12 Qin Yu – Chapter 17 Qin Yu, This and That
+Previously on Stellar Transformations
In the aftermath of the aerial battle between Yu Dian and Qin Yu, Liu Feng city has regained its calm, while jade sword is in a whirlwind of anxiety. Qin Yu prepares to leave Amber Moon, but was pleasantly surprised to find a star chart within the contents of Yu Dian’s interspatial ring, unknown to him, forces from the jade sword school are moving to close on him…
Yu Qing felt a terrible premonition and seeing so many of the disciples faces only made him feel even worse. It was obvious that none of the second generation knew how to speak properly of the matter to him. All eyes rested on the senior disciple to do so.
“Master, Yu Dian has been killed!” said the senior disciple sorrowfully
“Killed? Yu Dian has been killed?” said Yu Qing has his whole body began to tremble. Yu Dian was the disciple that he was most proud of. The fact that Yu Dian managed to gain the recognition of Emperor Yu only made him more prideful of his disciple. After all, Emperor Yu decreed to the “36 rulers”, of which he was part of, that only a person who has raised a good disciple can be worthy enough to be prideful. This time even immortal emperor Qian Qi arrived to praise his disciple Yu Dian.
“Yu Qing, my martial nephew has been killed?” ranged out immortal emperor Qian Qi
Yu Qing nodded and took a deep breath to try to suppress the fury in his heart. He looked at his own disciple “how did this come to be? I demand a proper explanation!”
“Fan Lan as you are the most senior disciple I’ll have you tell me how this happened” said Yu Qing as he looked toward his most senior disciple. By his side immortal emperor Qian Qi also paid his attention towards Fan Lan.
Fan Lan gathered his recollections of the situation and immediately started to answer. “Master Yu Qing. Ancestor Qian Qi. The reason why Yu Dian was killed was due to a matter ten years ago.”
“Ten years ago?” Yu Qing’s brows began to crease. “Why does a matter ten years ago have to do with this?”
“If I remember correctly ten years ago was when Yu Dian completed the task that was entrusted to him by Emperor Yu” said immortal emperor Qian Qi on the side.
Fan Lan nodded “correct, ten years ago Yu Dian left to take care of the task given to him by Emperor Yu. At the same time however his disciple Yan Gao was killed.”
“While Yan Gao’s martial skill was ordinary he possessed incredible acumen in business. In this way he was similar to Yu Dian which made him his favorite disciple. Ten years ago Yu Dian was preparing for his disciple to take over his position, who would have thought that he would be murdered? However he still had to complete the task given to him by Emperor Yu which made him unable to immediately seek vengeance for his disciple’s death.”
Both Yu Qing and Qian Qi nodded at this explanation. Yu Dian clearly knew how important a task given by Emperor Yu was.
Fan Lan continued. “Ten years past Yu Dian returned home to a warm welcome, yet he never wavered from the thought of avenging his disciple. Immediately after the celebration banquet Yu Dian took four of the third generation disciples and set off.”
“What was the strength of the four disciples that he took with him?” asked Yu Qing. He wanted to fully know how strong the disciples that set off with Yu Dian was.
Fan Lan once again continued “master, the disciples that he took with him was a level 9 golden immortal, two level 8 golden immortals, and one level 7 golden immortal.”
“Five people, five experts of the five point chain sword formation.” Muttered Yu Qing
“Master, Yu Dian with his four disciples went to the Amber Moon planet to face the foe with their five point chain sword formation yet they were still killed. Not a single one of them survived so we only knew of this through the message that Lu Cao sent.” Said Fan Lan with his voice tinged with remorse.
Yu Qing was a school master and a person that was hard to read what was on his mind. He thought for a moment and then asked “does the message tell of how strong this enemy is?”
“Ah master, there is a matter that I must speak clearly about.” Fan Lan shouted has he had a sudden recollection. “Lu Cao didn’t speak of the enemy’s strength in detail, however he said that the foe was an elder of a person named Qin Yu. He was able to easily defeat the five point chain sword formation’s strongest attack.”
When Yu Dian and his disciples fought with Qin Yu’s “elder”, Qin Yu said that he has yet to pass into the realm of an immortal emperor. However when Lu Cao saw how easily the elder beat back the five point chain sword formation he could not believe that was true. As such in the information provided by Lu Cao, there was no mention of what Qin Yu said.
“It’s incredibly difficult to defeat the five point chain sword formation strongest attack, especially when done by such experts like Yu Dian and his disciples.” Said Yu Qian as his complexion changed.
Immortal emperor Qian Qi responded “one level nine golden immortal, three level 8 golden immortals, and one level 7 golden immortal. Given that the attack has the accumulated strength of these five golden immortals amplified by the strongest attack of the five point sword formation, its power must have been truly outstanding. Yu Qing, even you would be afraid to face such an attack head on right? “
Yu Qing nodded, “Elder brother Qian Qi is right. If I had to face a combined attack by those five, even I would be grievously injured.”
“If this is true then our foe’s strength would be no less than yours.” Said immortal emperor Qian Qi as the wrinkles on his head also began to rise.
Yu Qing nodded as he began to question Fan Lan “what kind of celestial body is the Amber Moon planet? How could there be such a power expert residing in it?” Yu Qing already thought that this enemy’s strength was at that of an immortal emperor.
In reality Qin Yu’s immortal puppet possessed an incredibly strong body that could not be damaged by such an attack. Even the detonation of a level 9 golden immortal’s yuanying failed to put a single scratch on the body of the immortal puppet. This point caused both Yu Qing and Qian Qi to guess wrongly.
“The Amber Moon planet is a fairly ordinary celestial body which possess only a few golden immortals. There are three major families residing of which Qin Yu was an honorable guest of the Liu Clan. The one who killed Yu Dian is certainly this Qin Yu’s elder.” Carefully stated Fan Lan
“Alright, all of you can retire early. Elder brother Qian Qi and I have important matters to discuss.” Ordered Yu Qing suddenly.
“Yes master” bowed all 7 of the second generation disciples. After they bowed Fan Lan lead the group of seven out leaving just Yu Qing and Qian Qi in the room.
Yu Qing spoke “Elder brother Qian Qi, the strength of our enemy is extremely powerful. I want to deal with this myself however though I possess the will, I lack the strength to do so.” What Qing Yu inferred of the enemy’s strength shook him to his core. He imagined that the foes strength was a few levels higher than that of his as an immortal emperor.
Qian Qi muttered “Yu Qing, Lu Cao was able to send a message back and this person seems to be one that fully handles his disputes. It seems that though this person’s strength is immense, it isn’t too strong yet for there to be no room for action.
Yu Qin nodded his head. If immortal emperor Qian Qi wanted to kill the five of them at the same time how can he let one of them have the opportunity to send a message?
“However I’m still worried about one thing. Is that foe Qin Yu’s elder or is this one Qin Yu’s elder? How many of them are there? Is this one the most powerful?” Immortal emperor Qian Qi spoke out his worries.
Yu Qing’s complexion changed. “Right!” Now this Qin Yu’s elder appeared, is this one the strongest? If that’s not the case then there lies an immortal emperor that is even stronger and frightening.
“I turn to elder brother Qian Qi for help.” Asked Yu Qing
Qian Qi was the head of Emperor Yu’s “36 rulers”. Not only was his strength immense, he also possessed a great mind that is able to think of ways to handle such affairs.
Qian Qi faintly laughed “Don’t tell me you have already forgotten Yu Qing?”
“You said…” Yu Qing’s eyes shone brightly “his majesty!”
Immortal emperor Qian Qi fought to hold down his laughter “Smart, now you need to recollect that his majesty paid unusually close interest in Yu Dian. Now that Yu Dian has been killed, would his majesty remain unconcerned over this matter?”
“Brilliant” laughed Yu Qing
Qian Qi continued “It is difficult to determine how many people the enemy possess but we do know of at least two. As the proverbs say there is safety in numbers. We must gather at least all of the level 8 and 9 golden immortals in the silver stream galaxy. In addition to this we must also implore his majesty to send over an expert to handle this matter. In this way if an even larger action than originally thought is needed then we can ask his majesty directly.”
Yu Qing’s thoughts relaxed as he heard this. If this affair reached this stage of the process then his majesty Emperor Yu would personally handle the matter. This way even if the matter couldn’t be solved, Emperor Yu would be unable to blame him for the failure.
“Elder brother Qian Qi I ask that you take a little rest, I will leave to send a message to notify his majesty Emperor Yu.” Asked Yu Qing
“You don’t need to be so polite Yu Qing, feel free to go ahead.” Laughed immortal emperor Qian Qi.
Immediately Yu Qing left to message Emperor Yu. The realm of the immortals, devils, and demons is far too large and for such a distance a voice transfer talisman bead would be unable to send a message. It could only be used to cover an area such of that of a single galaxy. The way to send a message over a distance of several galaxies was to put a message within a ‘secret transfer arrangement’. Only in this way would a voice transfer talisman have the capability to receive message from such a far distance away.
Clouds and mists pervaded across the air slowly. Within it lied a muslin veil fluttering in the wind. Within the veil sat two people. Between the two was a small table which lied two cups of tea at the top. On one side of the table sat a man that was covered in black clothes from head to toe carrying a long sword on his shoulder. On the other side sat a man wearing a purple gown with his long hair draped over his shoulder
“Zhi Bai, I ask of you to wait for just a little longer. The message from Yu Qing will arrive soon.” Said the middle aged man wearing the purple gown.
“As your majesty pleases” nodded the black clothed word immortal
The identity of this middle aged man was truly outstanding. This middle aged man was the master of one of the three great powers, the leader of the immortal realm ‘Emperor Yu’. Emperor Yu had stood proudly at the top of the immortal realm for countless years. There is no need to even talk about the strength of such an individual. As a level 8 mystic immortal there was no one in the immortal realm who could compare to him. And for this black clothed sword immortal, even though his strength couldn’t compare to that of Emperor Yu he was still feared by countless individuals.
The black clothed individual is called the “Green Blood Sword Immortal” immortal emperor Zhi Bai. He is one of Emperor Yu’s 18 Immortal Emperors, a level 7 mystic sword immortal! As a level 7 mystic sword immortal he was only one level lower than that of Emperor Yu himself. However the green blood sword immortal possessed the most powerful attack out of all the sword immortals. In the days when immortal emperor Ni Yang still roamed among the living, the green blood sword immortal was almost on par with him. Many people have said that the only reason that immortal emperor Ni Yang was the stronger sword immortal was simply because that he was a level 8 mystic immortal emperor. They say that if the green blood sword immortal was also a level 8 mystic immortal emperor then his attack power would even surpass that of immortal emperor Ni Yang. This isn’t merely just talk as the source of it was the blood sword immortal’s sword art, the killer sword art. Of course all of this is merely conjecture as the green blood sword immortal is still a level 7 mystic immortal emperor. The want to breakthrough, this is not done by merely relying on time.
“Qin Yu, Qin Yu….?” Muttered Emperor Yu holding a voice transfer talisman bead. His brows pursed which was immediately seen by the green blood sword immortal.
“Zhi Bai, do you remember your disciple Hua Yan? The one we sent to the mortal realm as to enter Ni Yang Space and failed to come back?”
At that time Hua Yan, Du Zhong, and Ao Feng all failed to return to their respective realms. After the affair in Ni Yang Space was already completed, Hua Yan messaged back to his leader. He however never returned.
“I remember” nodded Zhi Bai
“It has been quite some time since the affair over Hua Yan message. He mentioned an individual that held quite a mysterious power. This power leads me to think that there exists three people related to Qin Yu. This Qin Yu has a martial uncle called ‘Lan Feng’ and there is still someone even more mysterious called ‘Lan Shu’.”
Zhi Bai nodded “right, and the fact that this Lan Feng even knows the Heavens Sundering Sword technique is truly astonishing. What’s going on? Your majesty mentioned Qin Yu just a moment ago.”
Emperor Yu smiled “It’s nothing, a message arrived from Yu Qing stated that the golden immortal Yu Dian has been killed. The person that killed him was Qin Yu’s elder.
“Qin Yu?” stared Zhi Bai blankly “According to Hua Yan’s message, this Qin Yu managed to reach DaCheng stage. It is possible that he has ascended. However the realm of immortals, devils, and demons is vast and there are thousands of people named Qin Yu. It is possible that he is not the Qin Yu from the mortal realm.
“This I know” nodded Emperor Yu “This is the message sent from Yu Qing. It says that Qin Yu’s elder is also incredibly powerful, at least of that of an immortal emperor. With such a powerful elder by his side there are very few things that Qin Yu needs to be afraid of.”
Zhi Bai nodded his head.
Emperor Yu let out a small laugh “No matter what we still need to investigate. If it turns out that person is the Qin Yu from the mortal realm, then hopefully after a period of time the situation won’t be too oppressive.”
Won’t be too oppressive? If the person possesses the atlas of ten thousand beasts that Emperor Ni Yang was said to have, then it would already be sufficient enough for immortals, devils, and demons to once again band together to fight.
“This Qin Yu and that Qin Yu, could they possibly be the same person?” smiled Emperor Yu as he gazed southward. It was as if Emperor Yu could see across the myriad of space and looked at Qin Yu in the Indigo Bay Star Field.
*I feel like the Chinese has mastered the profound mysteries of laughter and nodding. There’s still so much laughing/smiling and nodding here despite me cutting some of it out. So much点头道.
** I have 师门长辈 as elder, but I guess it could also be elder master/teacher or something too. Still not that experienced with this kind of translation.
***I’m doing this to help myself improve my Chinese so sorry for any mistakes beforehand.
****Quite confused about the way they described the method of transferring messages over distances larger than a galaxy, would appreciate if you can add some input on that.