Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 22 – Freezing of the Soul
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
After some discussions, only Ye Qu and Wu Lan decided to enter the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. As Ao Wuxu had already reached level nine Demon Emperor level, he did not want to enter the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
After Qin Yu transferred Ye Qu and Wu Lan to the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, he exited the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
On the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.
Qin Yu appeared out of nowhere on the Dark Star. Immediately after, he rapidly proceed toward the Interstellar Conveying Array. Currently, he was able to decrease the gravity in his surrounding by ten times. Thus, his speed naturally grew faster.
“Mn? That woman from the White Profound Sect.” Qin Yu’s speed slowed down abruptly.
That was because Qin Yu discovered that not far ahead of him was a white clothed woman. When he first entered into the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, he had also noticed this woman. However, he didn’t expect that after three thousand years, this white clothed woman was still here.
That white clothed woman was located only several hundred meters away from the Interstellar Conveying Array. As Qin Yu wanted to go to the Interstellar Conveying Array, he would naturally be noticed by this woman.
Qin Yu did not hesitate much. He continued to advance toward the Interstellar Conveying Array.
The surface of the Dark Star was blazingly hot. The ground was completely scorched with a dark red color. There was even rising steam in the air close to the surface of the Dark Star. However, in the surroundings of that white clothed woman, the surface had turned black.
When Qin Yu got closer to this woman, he also sensed that the temperature surrounding this woman was starting to decrease.
Suddenly, she turned around. The white clothed woman’s clear and cold gaze fell on Qin Yu. Her brows slightly creased. “From the Gold Punishment Sect? I am Han Xue of the White Profound Sect.”
“Han Xue.” Qin Yu nodded. “I am called Liu Xing.”
“The Gold Punishment Sect is worthy of being the leader of the three sects. Not only that new sect master and the new vice sect master, there’s also you Liu Xing. They truly have a large number of hidden experts.” Han Xue nodded. She then continued on with her training and did not bother to look at Qin Yu.
“What a cold woman”. Qin Yu gasped in his mind. He then continued to proceed toward the Interstellar Conveying Array.
When he stepped into the Interstellar Conveying Array, Qin Yu started to pour his Gold Force into it. Following a misty radiance that covered the entire formation array, Qin Yu disappeared from the Interstellar Conveying Array.
“Did he succeed in his training? But it has merely been three thousand years.” That woman called Han Xue looked to the Interstellar Conveying Array and muttered in a low voice.
Many cultivators were gathered on the Trial Sacred Planet. On the Trial Sacred Planet were high level experts from the Gold Punishment Sect, White Profound Sect and the Black Flame Sect. There were also a lot of powerful solitary cultivators, silent cultivators and even assiduous nobodies.
Fifteen star Emperor level.
Fifteen star Emperor level was the boundary that separated the mountains. Upon reaching fifteen star Emperor level, one would be qualified to become a candidate for the ‘Lord’ position. There was no need to speak more about how revered that position was.
The enormous Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building was located on the Trial Sacred Planet.
A countless number of cultivators in the Dark Star Realm all wished to one day be able to step into the Interstellar Conveying Array of the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building.
Thus, a lot of people would rather pay a huge price to dine in the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s restaurant. The majority of them were there in order to sense the aura of a fifteen star Emperor.
On the wide street, when people passed by the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building, quite a lot of them would involuntarily look to the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s entrance. Looking through the entrance, they are able to clearly see the Interstellar Conveying Array.
“Ah, the Interstellar Conveying Array is shining. Look, that Interstellar Conveying Array is shining.”
A youth on the street pointed toward the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s entrance in excitement. Immediately, a large number of cultivators on the street started rushing over. Likewise, the majority of cultivators who were dining in the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s restaurant, also ran over and surrounded the Interstellar Conveying Array. To be able to come out from this Interstellar Conveying Array, then they most definitely must’ve come from the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.
A fifteen star Emperor level expert!
While being surrounding by all these people, Qin Yu’s figure appeared in the Interstellar Conveying Array. Qin Yu had just come out and instantly saw this scene in front of him. To this, Qin Yu merely smiled lightly. He didn’t mind it at all. When he came out from the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star’s Conveying Array, he was also surrounded by others like that. Thus, he was able to understand how the people of the Dark Star Realm revere the strong.
“Lord Liu Xing.” The Elder in charge of the Interstellar Conveying Array said respectfully. “Lord Liu Xing spent three thousand years on the Dark Star, you are now qualified to be granted the fifteen star Emperor level title plate. Please wait a moment.”
Qin Yu nodded.
That Elder also took out a triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. That crystal pillar emitted a radiance that covered Qin Yu’s body. Immediately after, he said apologetically. “Lord Liu Xing, please return the fourteen star Emperor level title plate.
Qin Yu knew the rules. When being awarded a higher level title plate, he must first return the title plate that he had.
Qin Yu removed his blood contract from the fourteen star Emperor level title plate and handed it over to that Elder. After the Elder accepted the title plate, he respectfully handed Qin Yu the fifteen star Emperor level title plate. “Lord Liu Xing, you can conduct the blood contract with it.”
Compared to the fourteen star Emperor level title plate, the fifteen star Emperor level title plate was composed of the exact same material. It was still as transparent as before and was still radiating three different colors. The front of the title plate was still the word ‘Emperor.’ Only the back was different. The ‘Fourteen’ had changed to ‘Fifteen.’
After Qin Yu dripped a drop of his blood on the title plate and became its master, he was prepared to leave. However, the Elder blocked Qin Yu. Apologetically, he said. “Lord Liu Xing, I have a message that His Majesty the Gold Punishment Lord had left for Lord Liu Xing.”
“Gold Punishment Lord?” Qin Yu was unable to refrain from being puzzled.
He didn’t know of the Gold Punishment Lord at all, why would the Gold Punishment Lord leave a message for him?
“Lord Liu Xing.” The Elder bowed and handed Qin Yu a jade slip. After accepting the jade slip, Qin Yu swept through it with his Soul’s Power and discovered the message that the Gold Punishment Lord left for him… “Liu Xing, as a cultivator of our Gold Punishment Sect, as you’ve managed to reach the fifteen star Emperor level, then I shall inform you that you’ve become a candidate for the next Gold Punishment Lord and are qualified to compete for the position of the next Gold Punishment Lord.”
This was the first of the two messages that the Gold Punishment Lord left for Qin Yu. Merely this message had already shocked Qin Yu.
Being a Fifteen star Emperor level would automatically make one a candidate for the next Gold Punishment Lord? Who decided that?
Other than this message, the other one was….”At the same time… your strength has been recognized by the entire Gold Punishment Sect. Thus, the Gold Punishment Sect would like to invite you to take the position of ‘consecrated.’ Of course… you can decline the invitation. Liu Xing, I am not far away from undergoing the Divine Tribulation. I wish that you’ll continue to train hard so that you’ll be able to seize for the position of the next Gold Punishment Lord.”
Qin Yu flipped his hand and retrieved that jade slip.
Qin Yu knew of the strength of the current Gold Punishment Lord, Xing Yuan. He was an eighteen star Emperor level expert. His Divine Tribulation might come at any moment. However, unexpectedly, after three thousand years, he had still not undergone his Divine Tribulation yet.
“The speed in which the Divine Tribulation comes is truly strange. That Hidden Emperor Lin Yin had long since reached level nine Immortal Emperor. After all these years, even the Cyan Emperor had finished his Divine Tribulation and ascended to the Divine Realm, but the Hidden Emperor had yet to even undergo his.” Qin Yu gasped. “Who knows when this new Gold Punishment Lord will undergo his Divine Tribulation.”
Qin Yu didn’t know.
Although the Cyan Emperor had told everyone that he possessed the strength of a level eight Immortal Emperor, his soul had long since reached completion and condensed into a Golden Soul Pellet. When the Cyan Emperor managed to succeed in his cultivation and no longer suppressed his power…. the Divine Tribulation ascending that fast because of his strength was also a very natural thing.
As for ordinary level nine Immortal Emperors, it would usually take them tens of thousands of years before their Divine Tribulation arrives.
“Consecrated?” Qin Yu smiled and then directly walked out the entrance.
All of the cultivators that were standing in circle and watching Qin Yu naturally moved aside and created a path for Qin Yu. However, what Qin Yu did next caused a lot of people to be confused. That was because…
Qin Yu entered into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building and even stepped into the Interstellar Conveying Array leading to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.
“He’s already a fifteen star Emperor level expert, why is he entering into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star?” This was something that countless people were puzzled about. However, none of them knew the reason why Qin Yu stepped entered the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.
While the group of people were puzzled, Qin Yu ordered the Elder to start the Conveying Array.
On the Interstellar Conveying Array on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, Qin Yu’s figure appeared.
“Might as well accelerate my speed.”
The surface of Qin Yu’s body started emitting Gold Force. As the Gold Force drifted, it seemed to cause a distortion to the surrounding space around Qin Yu. The gravity of the Dark Star had been weakened by over ten times by Qin Yu.
Soon after, with an explosive power, Qin Yu was leaping forward unceasingly. He was traveling like a sharp arrow…. It merely took Qin Yu ten breaths worth of time before reaching the distance of three hundred miles.
“It’s more cool and relaxed here.” Sensing the coldness in his surroundings, Qin Yu had a face filled with smiles. “The other places of the Dark Star is truly too hot. Now that I’ve reached the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body, I think I should be able to get closer to it now.”
Qin Yu slowly walked toward that jade green liquid cold pond.
At a distance three hundred meters from the cold pond.
Currently, Qin Yu’s muscles and bones were comparable to a High Quality Divine Artifact. Thus, the temperature of the green liquid cold pond at a distance of three hundred meters no longer had much effect on him. Qin Yu continued onward… when Qin Yu reached a distance ten meters away from the cold pond, he started to feel numb from the cold.
“Seems like this Unitary Heavy Water will be mine.” Qin Yu was filled with confidence.
Although his body was somewhat numb from the cold, it had yet to reach the point where his Life Elemental Energy would step in and recover it. Qin Yu continued onward…. When he was five meters away from the cold pond, his surroundings were filled with fog. That was the the Ice Soul Cold Air.
Qin Yu had started feeling as if his body was about to be unable to resist it anymore.
“Five meters, I should be able to absorb this cold pond now.” Qin Yu tried to absorb the Unitary Heavy Water cold pond into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. However, no matter how hard he tried, that cold pond did not move at all.
Usually, when Qin Yu absorb people into the Jiang Lan’s Realm, even if they were tens of meters away, as long as they do not refuse it, he would be able to easily absorb them into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
However this cold pond, although the distance between them was merely five meters, Qin Yu was unexpectedly unable to absorb it. Qin Yu understood that… the harder it was to absorb it, the more exceptional the item within the cold pond would be.
Onward, one step, two steps!
At this moment, Qin Yu was merely three meters or so from the cold pond. Qin Yu’s muscles were so frozen that they started to slowly tear. His Life Elemental Energy was rapidly recovering them. Once again, Qin Yu tried to absorb the Unitary Heavy Water with the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
The jade green color Unitary Heavy Water started to sway back and forth. Qin Yu was unable to refrain his joy from showing on his face.
“Come.” Qin Yu increased the suction power of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Violently, the jade green colored liquid in the cold pond disappeared. Qin Yu sensed that the jade green liquid, the Unitary Heavy Water, had appeared in the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
“Success!” A cheerful expression appeared on Qin Yu’s face. However, Qin Yu did not feel that the temperature in his surrounding had changed. And at this moment, Qin Yu also saw the item located at the bottom of the cold pond.
In the bottom of the cold pond was a small puddle of golden liquid. In the middle of the small puddle of golden liquid was a small bead that was radiating a golden light.
Qin Yu frowned. “Although I’ve absorbed the Unitary Heavy Water, the temperature here did not change much. It would seem that the originator that caused the temperature in the surrounding to be this cold was this small amount of golden liquid and that golden bead. Furthermore, when I absorbed the cold pond, I managed to absorb the Unitary Heavy Water but was unable to absorb this golden liquid or that golden bead. It would appear that they are even harder to absorb.”
Qin Yu clenched his teeth. “The preciousness of these items definitely surpasses that of Unitary Heavy Water. Even the Unitary Heavy Water was that hard to absorb. I’ll risk it all.”
Qin Yu suddenly rushed forward.
Qin Yu covered the distance of three meters in an instant. However, Qin Yu’s body had also rapidly frozen and split open. Qin Yu’s bones had also instantly froze and fractured.
“Come!” At a distance only half a meter from the cold pond, Qin Yu started to control the spatial energy of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
With extreme difficulty, that final small amount of golden liquid as well as that golden bead were unwillingly absorbed by the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Qin Yu, on the other hand, had fallen on the ground to the side.
“So close.” Qin Yu inhaled a mouthful of cold air.
In that instant from earlier, ninety percent of his muscles were frozen to death. Even for his bones, seventy percent of them were fractured. The might of this golden bead and the golden liquid was something that one can well imagine. And this was merely from approaching them. Had he touched them, then the result would be something that one would know just by imagining it.
The green Life Elemental Energy instantly poured into the fractured bones and dead muscles. Qin Yu’s body had recovered to the a perfect condition.
Having lost the cold pond, the temperature in the surroundings started to rise rapidly. As for Qin Yu, he disappeared from the Dark Star and entered the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
First layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
Qin Yu had already created a small region to store the pond of Unitary Heavy Water as well as the small amount of golden liquid and the golden bead. Even through using his control of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, Qin Yu was still only able to see the outward appearance of the golden bead.
Having returned to the Jiang Lan’s Realm, Qin Yu planned to use his Soul’s Power to cover that golden bead and carefully inspect it.
Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power penetrated through the golden liquid and proceed to touch the golden bead. However, when Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power had just touched that golden bead….
A icy-coldness instantly froze Qin Yu’s Soul Power. Following Qin Yu’s Soul Power, it instantly reached into Qin Yu’s Golden Soul Pellet. That coldness had covered Qin Yu’s soul entirely.
The freezing of the soul!
Instantly, Qin Yu grew completely lifeless.
At the moment when Qin Yu’s soul was frozen, the Meteoric Tear that had fused with Qin Yu’s soul and had turned a size smaller suddenly burst forth a green radiance. Like the spring wind and rain, the coldness was instantly dispersed.