Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 25 – The Original Residents
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Hearing the humph sound, Qin Yu turned around to look at the origin of the sound. The person who had humped earlier was a cold looking middle aged man. His ice-cold gaze contained vicious fierceness within them.
“What a fierce man.” Qin Yu still had a tranquil smile on his face.
The man in front of him possessed fairly decent strength. He was a seventeen star Emperor. Only comparing their bodies, that man was at the same level as Qin Yu. Unfortunately… if they were to really fight, Qin Yu was absolutely confident that he could take care of him in a single hit.
“Liu Xing, this is Vice Sect Master Liu Lan. Vice Sect Master Liu Lan is already at the seventeen star Emperor level. He is the second strongest expert in our Gold Punishment Sect.” Great Elder Fu Lan immediately said to Qin Yu. “Next to Vice Sect Master Liu Lan is Vice Sect Master Bao Yu. As for the final one of the Three Great Vice Sect Masters, you’ve already met him. He’s Vice Sect Master Kou Feng. As for this person, he is our Gold Punishment Sect’s prestigious Guard Elder.”
In the middle of the great all, Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan was seated on the master seat.
To the right of the Gold Punishment Lord’s seat were three seats. There sat the Vice Sect Masters Liu Lan and Bao Yu. The last seat was empty. Qin Yu suspected that it should be the seat for that Vice Sect Master Kou Feng.
To the left of the Gold Punishment Lord’s seat were four seats. Only the Guard Elder sat on the first one. The other three were all empty. Qin Yu knew that those ought to be the seats of Wen Feng, Great Elder and himself.
Qin Yu merely slightly bowed. He indifferently said. “Liu Xing pays his respects to Vice Sect Master Liu Lan, Vice Sect Master Bao Yu and the Guard Elder.”
Immediately after, Qin Yu stopped looking at Liu Lan. Instead, he turned to the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan and slightly bowed. “Liu Xing pays his respects to Your Majesty.” Qin Yu’s appearance, expression as well as his words have all displayed his proud and aloof personality.
Originally, when people see the Gold Punishment Lord, they would bow completely and say “Baijian (kowtow and pay one’s respect to) Your Majesty.” Qin Yu, however, merely slightly bowed and said ‘Pays his respects.’ The difference between the two was immensely great.
[TL: Okay, this is pretty hard to translate. What Qin Yu did was that he said basically said ‘I, Liu Xing, saw Your Majesty.’ This basically means paying one’s respect. However, the Baijian version would be: ‘I, Liu Xing, kowtowed and saw Your Majesty.’ See the difference? Essentially, both of them were very respectful but the second version made one more of a subordinate.]
“Consecrated Liu Xing seems to be a bit arrogant.” Sneered that Vice Sect Master Liu Lan.
Qin Yu however ignored that Vice Sect Master Liu Lan.
Vice Sect Master Liu Lan’s expression immediately changed. This Liu Xing actually ignored his existence. How would he not get angry? Back then, Liu Lan had wanted to become the Gold Punishment Lord. However, he was merely a bit weaker than Xing Yuan and thus ended up with the position of Vice Sect Master. Other than Xing Yuan, he had never showed any respect to anyone.
“Liu Lan, Liu Xing’s temperament might be a bit proud and aloof. You shouldn’t mind too much about it.” Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan spoke.
Liu Lan coldly cast a side-eye glance to Qin Yu and then stopped talking.
Qin Yu did not care about that Liu Lan at all. He knew that… this Liu Lan does not affect him much.
“Liu Xing, I am very glad that you’ve come to the Sacred Mountain. Originally, I had thought that you’d continue training and ignore the position of Consecrated.” Xing Yuan said with a light smile.
That Xing Yuan possessed a very sharp facial appearance. Even though he had just been sitting there, he was giving off the imposingness of Mount Tai, causing one to not dare to be the slightest contemptuous toward him.
“Your Majesty, Liu Xing has come to the Sacred Mountain to accept the position of Consecrated. However, the main reason why he wanted to come to the Sacred Mountain was not merely to accept the Consecrated position.” Said Wen Feng with a smile. At the same time he looked to Qin Yu. Qin Yu took over from Wen Feng, he nodded and said. “Your Majesty, I came to the Sacred Mountain in hopes that Your Majesty would grant me a passage title plate to the Bewitching God Temple.”
“Bewitching God Temple!”
Liu Lan, Bao Yu and Kou Feng and the rest, including the Gold Punishment Lord himself, were all shocked. Even the Guard Elder who had his eyes closed the entire time also opened his pair of muddle eyes. He took a glance at Qin Yu before closing his eyes again.
“Bewitching God Temple, there are indeed Divine Artifacts there, but Liu Xing, with your strength, you shouldn’t need any Divine Artifacts. As for High Quality Divine Artifacts, the possibility of obtaining one is extremely low.” Said Vice Sect Master Bao Yu.
Qin Yu was merely silent.
How could these people possibly know that Qin Yu possessed the Bewitching God Painting?
“Liu Xing, our Three Great Sovereigns of our Dark Star Realm have already determined a rule that the Bewitching God Temple shall be closed all the time ordinarily. Only once every hundred thousand years would we all obtain an opportunity to enter it.” Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan frowned as he explained.
Qin Yu frowned.
“How much longer till the next time the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple will be opened?” Qin Yu asked.
“The last time it was opened was over sixty thousand years ago. For the next time, it’ll take over thirty thousand years more.”Great Elder Fu Lan instead answered Qin Yu’s question.
Over thirty thousand years?
Qin Yu simply cannot wait that long. At once, Qin Yu spoke out. “Your Majesty, I was told that the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple was sealed together by the past Three Great Sovereigns through using their Inherited Treasures. Only through using the passage title plate refined by all Three Great Sovereigns would one be able to open the seal. I wish to obtain the help from Your Majesty to open the seal. I would like to know what I must do in order to have my request agreed?”
Qin Yu’s question had made it clear that he was determined to enter the Bewitching God Temple.
“It is not that I am not willing. As you are the Consecrated of our Gold Punishment Sect, I naturally would agree to help you. Merely… there is no certainty that the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord would agree to help you. Back then, the reason why such a rule was established, sealing the Bewitching God Temple and opening it once every hundred thousand years, was firstly to prevent others not from our Dark Star Realm from forcing their way into it and secondly to make sure the Divine Artifacts in the Dark Star Realm remain in control of our Three Great Sects.” Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan explained.
Qin Yu grew slightly relaxed.
“Since your majesty has agreed, why not invite the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord over to have a discussion?” Said Qin Yu sincerely.
Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan smiled and nodded. “Good, I shall invite the two of them. Merely, the chance that the two of them would agree to it would be extremely low. You must know that the Black Flame Sect and the White Profound Sect had been in competition with us the entire time.”
“For Your Majesty to be able to invite the other two Majesties to come, Liu Xing is already extremely thankful. If we were to be unable to come to an agreement at that time, then I can only renounce my wish to enter into the Bewitching God Temple.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.
“Since you’re prepared to fail, then the matter would be easier to deal with.” The Gold Punishment Lord’s impression of the Liu Xing in front of him grew a lot better.
The Gold Punishment Lord was originally a person with a very good temperament. Everyone who knew Xing Yuan, knew of his good temperament. Even though he had become the Gold Punishment Lord, Xing Yuan still did not have the arrogance of the sovereign.
“Good, let’s not waste any more time. I shall now grant you the position of Consecrated.” The Gold Punishment Lord suddenly stood up. The few people that had been sitting all stood up following him. At this moment, Qin Yu also gave a well behaved salute.
The etiquette of all the cultivators of the Dark Star Realm.
A bow with the left fist to the right chest!
“Take it.” The Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan placed two items in front of Qin Yu.
“Thank you, Your Majesty.” Qin Yu received the two items.
These two items, one was an imperial order and the other was the title plate of the Consecrated. The imperial order was constructed by a special kind of silk cloth. Its toughness was comparable to that of a Top Quality Immortal Artifact.
“Wen Feng, you are to bring Liu Xing to check out the ‘First Ancient Palace‘ and the ‘Inherited Palace.’” Said the Gold Punishment Lord with a light smile.
Wen Feng stood up. “Yes, Your Majesty.”
The Front Palace, Main Palace and many other palaces, were all located on the main mountain summit of the Sacred Mountain. At the same time, there were also a lot of places where cultivators lived. As for the seventeen summits that surrounded the main summit, seven of them were private residences, eight of them were the residences of previous Gold Punishment Lords. The remaining two were important palaces of the Gold Punishment Sect.
These two palaces were respectively the First Ancient Palace and the Inherited Palace.
First Ancient Palace occupied a very large area. It occupied roughly seventy percent of the summit that it was on. Qin Yu and Wen Feng were currently outside of the First Ancient Palace.
“Halt. Lord Wen Feng, please have that Lordship take out his title plate.” Shouted the guard of the First Ancient Palace coldly.
Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng. Wen Feng explained. “Both the First Ancient Palace and the Inherited Palace are very important places for the Gold Punishment Sect. There are less than ten people in the entire Gold Punishment Sect that are qualified to enter into them. You, as the newly appointed Consecrated, are naturally qualified to enter into it.”
Qin Yu promptly took out his Consecrated title plate.
Upon seeing the title plate, that guard immediately bowed and saluted. “Lord Consecrated, please come in.”
Qin Yu and Wen Feng walked through the gate together and entered the enormous First Ancient Palace. The First Ancient Palace was separated into the front hall and the back great hall. There were a lot of hanging boards in the front hall.
Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from looking at those hanging boards.
“The third Gold Punishment Lord was called Liu Tian. His place of birth was the Cedar Lotus Star. He reached the first star King level after spending seventy two years. After that, he left the Cedar Lotus Star and started to wander the interstellar space….”
“The eighth Gold Punishment Lord was called Hong. His place of birth was unknown. The amount of time he cultivated was unknown. Killed the sixteen star Emperor level Massacre King, Xue Sheng….”
Written on each board was the biographical notes of a Gold Punishment Lord.
On the front hall, there hung a lot of boards. With a sweep of Qin Yu’s eyes, he saw numerous boards closely packed together. There were definitely no less than ten thousand boards total. Hanging in the front were early generations of Gold Punishment Lords. As Qin Yu and Wen Feng walked toward the back, there were even more boards.
“Wen Feng, exactly how many Gold Punishment Lords have there been?” Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng.
Wen Feng smiled and said. “Could it be that you are unable to tell with your Soul’s Power?”
Qin Yu shook his head and smiled. “It’s not that I cannot count them. Rather, it’s because I was able to count the amount that I found it hard to believe. There are over seventy thousand boards here…. from the past till now, there’s already been over seventy thousand Gold Punishment Lords?”
“That’s right. The current Gold Punishment Lord Majesty is already numbered over the seventy thousandth Gold Punishment Lord.” Wen Feng nodded.
Qin Yu continued to ask. “In that case, how long would each generation’s Gold Punishment Lord usually hold their position?”
Wen Feng smiled and shook his head. “That is very hard to say. Some Gold Punishment Lords ascended to their position when they were just a fifteen star Emperor. Someone like that might be a Gold Punishment Lord for several millions of years or several tens of millions of years, before ascending to the Divine Realm. There are some… for example our current Gold Punishment Lord, that took up the position at Eighteen Star Emperor level. Even though they’ve become the Gold Punishment Lord, they’ll also likely ascend to the Divine Realm in several tens of thousands of years or even earlier.”
Qin Yu nodded.
It was hard to tell how long each generation’s Gold Punishment Lord would last. Some were there for an extremely long time and could be several tens of millions of years. Some were there for a short period of time and would be there for less than ten thousand years. However, with over seventy thousand Gold Punishment Lords, even if each person were to be a Gold Punishment Lord for an average of a million years, that would still be over seven hundred billions of years.
Furthermore, Qin Yu suspected that… the average number of years was more than a million years.
“Wen Feng, exactly how long does our Dark Star Realm’s history go back to?” Qin Yu asked.
Wen Feng muttered and shook his head. “I’m afraid that no one knows. As far as I know, the history of the Dark Star Realm was separated into two different phases. The first phase was without Inherited Treasures. At that time, the Dark Star Realm was extremely chaotic. People were at war with one another constantly. This lasted until the Inherited Treasures appeared. Only then did the Dark Star Realm enter a peaceful development phase.”
Qin Yu was astonished.
Holy, the amount of years these seventy thousand Gold Punishment Lords represented was merely the years when the Inherited Treasures appeared in the Dark Star Realm. Who knows exactly how long the chaotic period was?
The history of the Dark Star Realm was truly long.
Wen Feng gasped. “The people of our Dark Star Realm were very warlike. Without a powerful enough strength, who amongst us would serve someone? Only when the Three Inherited Treasures appeared did everyone in the Dark Star Realm start serving the holders of the Three Inherited Treasures.”
Qin Yu’s gaze was shot toward the back. Behind the front hall was the back great hall. The dimension of the back great hall was much greater than the front hall. There were numerous sculptures there.
“Over there are the sculptures of every generation of Gold Punishment Lords. Do you wish to go and admire them?” Said Wen Feng with a smile.
“Let it pass, it’s not even the actual person. What is there to admire?” Qin Yu said that and turned around. “Wen Feng, let’s proceed to the Inherited Palace. Oh, that’s right, what’s in the Inherited Palace?”
Wen Feng and Qin Yu walked as they chatted.
“The Inherited Palace is the location where each successive Gold Punishment Lord merges with the Inherited Treasure. For example, after the previous Gold Punishment Lord ascended to the Divine Realm, the Inherited Treasure had remained in the Inherited Palace the entire time. This lasted all the way until His Majesty Xing Yuan appeared. Only then did he fuse with the Inherited Treasure. The person in charge of the Inherited Palace is the Guard Elder.” Wen Feng explained in details.
By the time Wen Feng finished, the two of them had already arrived outside the Inherited Palace.
The Inherited Palace was very simple and unadorned. It was black all over. It gave off an ancient aura. Merely standing outside the Inherited Palace would give one a repressive sensation.
“Liu Xing, Wen Feng, come inside.” A voice sounded from within the palace.
Qin Yu looked over. On the corner of the palace sat cross-legged a dark and thin old man. It was the Guard Elder. At this moment, the Guard Elder had already stood up and was walking toward Qin Yu and Wen Feng.
“What is the painting on the wall?” Qin Yu looked to the wall of the Inherited Palace in confusion.
On the walls were rows upon rows of carved pictures. With a sweep of his gaze, Qin Yu discovered that there were a total of ten thousand carved pictures on the wall.
“On the walls are some of the scenes of the people of our Dark Star Realm fighting each other before the appearance of the Inherited Treasures.” Said the Guard Elder.
Qin Yu suddenly looked to a picture amongst the many.
That picture was actually the Interstellar Map of the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Merely, there were a lot of symbols on this Interstellar Map. It was as if the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was occupied by the people of the Dark Star Realm.
“What’s with this? Where are the people from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm?” Qin Yu asked curiously.
The Guard Elder had a long sigh. “After countless years, majority of our Dark Star Realm’s descendants have forgotten about it…. the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was originally called the Dark Star Realm.”
Upon hearing this, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.
What? The entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was originally called the Dark Star Realm?
The Guard Elder closed his eyes and slowly said. “The people of our Dark Star Realm were the original residents of this Cosmic Space. As for those Immortals, Devil and Demons, they are all people who have ascended from the lower realm…merely, there are too many of them that have ascended to our Dark Star Realm. Furthermore, their ability to reproduce and multiply is truly too powerful, greatly surpassing us of the Dark Star Realm.”