Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 12 – Identity Inspection
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Robin and Phillip
Upon seeing Liu Tong’s expression, Qin Yu merely smiled and nodded. “Yes, Elder Liu Tong, I shall trouble you with a Stellar Identity Crystal.”
“No, no trouble at all.” Said Elder Liu Tong as he waved his hand.
Now, Liu Tong was already beginning to imagine the future where when others mention Liu Xing, they would also mention that Lord Liu Xing was from the Deep Mulberry Star. As the Elder of the Deep Mulberry Star, his reputation would also grow.
He had also heard from a lot of his friends, the Elders of other planets, that they have also received Interstellar Cultivators before and given them Stellar Identity Crystals. Never had anticipated that he too would attain such an opportunity.
“Lord Liu Xing, please wait a moment.” Liu Tong took out a triangular prism shaped crystal pillar.
“What is that for?” Qin Yu looked at the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar in confusion. He was able to sense a special kind of aura from it.
Elder Liu Tong casually explained. “Lord Liu Xing, this is the first time you’ve received a Stellar Identity Crystal. Thus, you likely do not know the procedure. This is the rule set by the Sacred Planet…. everyone that is to be granted a Stellar Identity Crystal must be inspected by this crystal pillar first.”
“Inspected? What sort of inspection?” Qin Yu had a bad feeling.
Could it be that this mysterious crystal pillar would be able to tell his identity?
Liu Tong smiled and said. “Lord Liu Xing, please don’t worry. This triangular prism shaped crystal pillar is used to inspect the person’s strength. It could determine whether you’re King level or Emperor level! At the same time, it could tell one’s energy attribute. I remember that ten million years ago, it even managed to find a Devil Realm’s person trying to disguise his way into the Dark Star Realm.”
“Oh? A Devil Realm’s person was found through the inspection ten million years ago? What did that person from the Devil Realm come to the Dark Star Realm for?” Asked Qin Yu.
Elder Liu Tong casually replied. “I have heard that Devil was a Black Devil Path cultivator. The Black Devil Path also trains one’s body. Although their method is somewhat different from ours, the difference was not large. That Devil Realm’s expert wanted to enter our Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars and train there. However, in order for one to enter the Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars, one must possess an Stellar Identity Crystal. Thus, that Devil Realm’s expert tried to obtain a Stellar Identity Crystal and was found out by this triangular prism shaped crystal pillar.”
“This crystal pillar is that amazing?” Qin Yu exclaimed in admiration. However, in his heart, he had became careful.
Qin Yu was very confident about himself. After all, all his energy was stored in the Stellar Space. Furthermore, in order to guard against the unexpected, Qin Yu had also learned the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique and he also has the Gold Force, the characteristic to the Gold Punishment Sect’s cultivators.
However… who knows what kind of principle this crystal pillar uses to investigate?
Maybe it might search for the characteristic specific to the people of the Dark Star Realm. As he does not know the principle behind the crystal pillar, Qin Yu had grown a bit worried.
However, having reached this situation, all Qin Yu could do was to brace himself for the inspection.
“Lord Liu Xing, we merely need a short moment. This crystal pillar will be able to determine Your Lordship’s type as well as strength.” The Gold Force in Elder Liu Tong’s hand was poured into the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. The crystal pillar started to give off a misty radiance.
The misty radiance covered Qin Yu’s body. The triangular prism shaped crystal pillar slowly started to shine.
“This sensation feels pretty comfortable.” Although Qin Yu was a bit worried in his heart, he was still enjoying the massage-like sensation. Qin Yu spoke and asked. “Elder Liu Tong, do you know how this crystal pillar conduct its inspection?”
“I’m not certain. This triangular prism shaped crystal pillar is given to every Elder’s Palace by the Sacred Planet. I don’t even know how many years it’s been inherited for. However, it has never malfunctioned.” Said Liu Tong with absolute certainty.
Upon hearing those words, Qin Yu’s heart grew tense.
“Seems like I might have to use my last resort, if I were to be discovered.” Qin Yu didn’t want to rely on his last resort. Not only was it extremely sinister, it was also quite risky.
After some time.
“Lord Liu Xing, it is done.” Elder Liu Tong held the triangular prism shaped Crystal Pillar in his hand and looked at it. Immediately after, he looked to Qin Yu with a shocked expression.
Seeing Liu Tong’s expression, Qin Yu grew nervous. However, he still asked. “Elder Liu Tong, what happened?”
Elder Liu Tong swallowed a gulp of saliva. He stared at Qin Yu and said. “Your Lordship, what star ranked Emperor level expert are you?”
“Why are you asking me that?” Said Qin Yu with a smile.
The expression that Elder Liu Tong looked at Qin Yu with was somewhat passionate. “Lord Liu Xing, granting a Stellar Identity Crystal does not only signify one’s status. It also signifies that one has been recognized by an Elder. Only one who has reached a high star King or Emperor level is qualified to receive a Stellar Identity Crystal. This crystal pillar, is precisely the tool used to inspect one’s identity and strength.”
“What is my strength?” Asked Qin Yu with a smile.
Elder Liu Tong placed the crystal pillar on his hand. “Lord Liu Xing, this crystal pillar’s strength inspection is very rough. For King levels, it simply divides them into elementary level, middle level and advanced level. Amongst them, the elementary level represents one to six star King level, middle level, seven to twelve star King level and advanced level, thirteen star to eighteen star. The Emperor levels are also divided into elementary, middle and advanced level! Your Lordship…”
Liu Tong firmly stared at Qin Yu. “Is an advanced level Emperor!”
“Advanced level Emperor is advanced level Emperor, what’s so shocking about that?” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
Finding it hard to believe, Liu Tong said. “Lord Liu Xing, could it be that you do not know that ever since the previous Gold Punishment Lord ascended, our Dark Star Realm hasn’t had any fifteen star Emperor level experts?”
“Fifteen star Emperor level, why are you mentioning this?” Qin Yu was puzzled.
Liu Tong immediately remembered that Qin Yu was an Interstellar Cultivator. At once, he explained. “Our Dark Star Realm possessed Three Great Sovereigns. In order to become a candidate for the next Sovereign, one must, at the very least, be a fifteen star Emperor level expert. However, our Gold Punishment Sect… for some unknown reason, hasn’t had a fifteen star Emperor level expert, even after all these years. Thus, the position of the Gold Punishment Lord has been empty the entire time.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
A fifteen star Emperor was comparable to a level eight Immortal Emperor.
Qin Yu found it a bit hard to believe. In the large Dark Star Realm, how could there not be a fifteen star Emperor level Gold Punishment Sect expert?
“Elder Liu Tong, you said there weren’t any fifteen star Emperor level experts? I find that a bit hard to believe.” Said Qin Yu as he shook his head.
Elder Liu Tong also had a face filled with helplessness. He nodded and said. “I also do not understand why. Back then, when I was still on the Sacred Planet, I had heard from my teacher that other than His Majesty the Gold Punishment Lord, our Gold Punishment Sect also possessed two other great experts. One was a seventeen star Emperor level expert whereas the other was a fifteen star Emperor level expert. I do not know what happened for there to not be even a single fifteen star Emperor level expert left.”
“You’re saying… there were many powerful experts in the past?” Qin Yu found this matter to be somewhat fishy.
Elder Liu Tong continued. “Seventeen star Emperor level is at the level where one’s about to undergo the Divine Tribulation. It might be possible for that seventeen star Emperor level expert to have ascended to the Divine Realm. But, what about that fifteen star Emperor level expert? I do not believe that it is possible for him to have undergone the Divine Tribulation and ascended to the Divine Realm in such a short period of time.”
“Sigh. Forget about it. After all, there are no fifteen star Emperor level experts appearing. This matter is also not something that I, a mere Elder of a planet, could manage.” Liu Tong laughed.
Qin Yu nodded.
Who knows what sort of secrets there are in the internal parts of the Dark Star Realm.
Liu Tong looked to Qin Yu with a burning gaze. “Lord Liu Xing, you are an advanced level Emperor expert. That is to say… you are at the very least a thirteen star Emperor level expert. Lord Liu Xing, is it possible for you to tell me whether or not you’ve reached fifteen star Emperor level?”
Fifteen star Emperor level.
Qin Yu was very clear about his own strength. With merely his body, he possessed the strength of a fifteen star Emperor. However, when adding on his miraculous Life Elemental Energy, it was possible for him to take on a seventeen or eighteen star Emperor.
“Elder Liu Tong, let’s just say that I am not a fifteen star Emperor.” Said Qin Yu with a mysterious smile.
“Consider…” Liu Tong’s eyes were wide open. From Qin Yu’s words, he was able to tell… that this Interstellar Cultivator in front of him ought to have reached fifteen star Emperor level.
A fifteen star Emperor level expert. Who amongst them was not someone with a name that spread far and wide?
“Lord Liu Xing, I would not tell anyone.” Seeing Qin Yu trusting him like so, Elder Liu Tong also felt a sense of pride. Suddenly, Elder Liu Tong thought of something and said in astonishment. “Lord Liu Xing, you’ve said that you’ve never been to the Eighteen Trial Dark Stars?”
“That’s right.” Qin Yu nodded.
Elder Liu Tong took a deep breath and then looked at Qin Yu. “Lord Liu Xing. In the history of the Dark Star Realm, there has been a Gold Punishment Lord that had originally not entered the Eighteen Trail Dark Stars and had only been drifting about the cosmos while training. It’s the same as Lord Liu Xing! That Gold Punishment Lord Majesty had reached the sixteen star Emperor level before reaching a bottleneck. That Majesty had once said before that if he were to not have used the Dark Stars, it was absolutely impossible for him to reach seventeen and eighteen star Emperor level.”
Qin Yu thought of what Ye Qu had said.
With the cultivation method of the Gold Punishment Sect, if one were to not use the assistance provided by the gravity of the Dark Stars, sixteen stars would be the peak one could reach. It would appear that what Ye Qu said was correct!
“In the entire history, only that Majesty reached sixteen star Emperor level without using the Dark Stars. The number of Majesties that have managed to reach fifteen star Emperor level, without using the Dark Stars, is also so small that it can be counted on merely one’s hands. Never had I, Liu Tong, thought that I too, would be able to meet one such expert.” Liu Tong was very excited.
What Qin Yu had accomplished was enough to be recorded in the annals of the Dark Star Realm.
Qin Yu smiled. “Elder Liu Tong, please do not spread this to the others. I do not wish for everyone in the world to know about it.” Elder Liu Tong nodded. To be able to obtain the trust of such an expert, Elder Liu Tong was already very moved.
“Elder Liu Tong, what about my Stellar Identity Crystal? Are you not planning to present that to me?” Qin Yu said jokingly.
Elder Liu Tong was unable to refrain from laughing. “My apologies, Lord Liu Xing. While we were talking, I had forgotten to present you with your Stellar Identity Crystal. Please wait a moment…” After he finished, Liu Tong flipped over his hand and took out a three colored stellar crystal. He then inserted it into a hollow space in the bottom of the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. The three colored stellar crystal fit perfectly into the hollow space..
“Lord Liu Xing, this crystal pillar will record all the information into the Stellar Identity Crystal.” Explained Elder Liu Tong. After a short period of time, the Stellar Identity Crysta rolled out from the hollow space.
Qin Yu was unable to refrain from gasping in admiration. The Dark Star Realm was truly miraculous.
“Lord Liu Xing, you merely have to place a drop of your blood onto this Stellar Identity Crystal and it will merge into your palm. After it merges into your palm, you will naturally know how to use it.” Elder Liu Tong smiled as he handed the Stellar Identity Crystal to Qin Yu.
After Qin Yu received the Stellar Identity Crystal and dripped a drop of his blood onto it to become its master, the Stellar Identity Crystal immediately merged into his body.
“So that’s how it works.” Qin Yu immediately understood how to use the Stellar Identity Crystal. The method of usage was indeed very simple.
Having obtained the Stellar Identity Crystal, Qin Yu’s problem could now be considered as having been solved. Now what he planned to do was to find a Interstellar Map that would record the passage that leads to the Eighteen Emperor Level Trial Dark Stars and the Bewitching God Temple.
The Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars, Qin Yu wanted to go and experience them.
Merely, Qin Yu was currently in no rush to ask for an Interstellar Map from Elder Liu Tong. He thus stayed in the Elder’s Palace for two days. In these past two days, he would frequently chat with the Elder. Through the conversations, Qin Yu grew to know a bit about the secrets of the Dark Star Realm.
Three days after Qin Yu’s arrival at the Elder’s Palace.
Qin Yu and Elder Liu Tong were both in the Elder’s Palace. They were waiting for a group of people, a group of people from the Gold Punishment Star Field’s Sacred Planet. This group of people were called… the Enforcers.
The Enforcers, originally their duty was to chase and kill the Emperor level Metal Beasts in the Dark Star Realm. Later on, their duty became to not only chase and kill the Emperor level Metal Beasts in the Dark Star Realm but to also chase and kill some of the insane and frenzied cultivators of the Dark Star Realm. After all, amongst the cultivators of the Dark Star Realm, it was unavoidable that some extremely sinister ones would appear. The destruction and harm brought about by those people was sometimes even more terrifying than Emperor level Metal Beasts.
This group of Enforcers had came to the Deep Mulberry Star precisely because of the Emperor level Metal Beast.
“Elder Liu Tong, the news sent by the Enforcers is truly too shocking. Three Emperor level Metal Beasts had arrived on the regions surrounding this planet. We have only killed one, where are the other two?” Gasped Qin Yu.
Elder Liu Tong nodded.
It was indeed extremely shocking. According to the news sent over by the Enforcers, there were three extremely powerful Emperor level Metal Beasts. The weakest amongst the three was a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast. The strongest amongst them had actually reached twelve star Emperor level.
Twelve star Emperor level Metal Beast. In the entire Dark Star Realm, there was not a single Gravity Gather Planet’s Elder that would be able to take it on.
Qin Yu also recalled that the moment before that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast was killed by him, it had tried to threaten him saying that its brothers would come for revenge.
“Twelve star? Revenge?” Qin Yu did not care in the slightest. A twelve star Emperor level Metal Beast was something that he could kill with a flip of his hand. Why would he be worried?
“The Enforcers have arrived.” Qin Yu suddenly looked to the sky. Elder Liu Tong also raised his head. They saw six figures rapidly flying toward the Elder’s Palace. The man leading them was wearing a silver mask. His two eyes were emitting a sharp radiance.
Qin Yu’s eyebrows were raised. “Fifteen star Emperor level expert!”
Two days ago, this Elder Liu Tong had even told him that there were no fifteen star Emperor level experts in the Gold Punishment Sect and that the seat of the Gold Punishment Lord had been empty the entire time. However, he instead saw a fifteen star Emperor level expert now. Furthermore, this person was an Enforcer!
This group of Enforcers were very powerful. The leader amongst them was a fifteen star Emperor level expert. The other five all possessed strength no less than ten star Emperor level.
The Enforcer party of six were all wearing black clothes. Other than the leader who wore a silver colored mask, the other five did not wear any masks. Merely, the gaze of all six Enforcers were cold and detached.
The leading male descended onto the Elder’s Palace. His gaze was on Qin Yu the entire time. “I am called Wen Feng, who are you?
“Liu Xing.” Qin Yu had a smile on his face.