Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 32 – Do You Have a Soul?
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
“Artifacts Palace? Refining Flames Palace?”
Qin Yu felt that his heart had jumped ferociously. He was already able to guess the status the master of the Bewitching God Temple possessed in the Divine Realm. The treasure storage left behind by such a person, oh how astonishing that would be?
“The palace across from the Front Palace is the Artifacts Palace. The palace to the left of the courtyard is the Transfer Palace. To the right is the Refining Flames Palace.” Uncle Fu explained as he pointed at the three palaces.
Qin Yu looked to the three palaces.
The entrance of the Transfer Palace was wide open. It ought to be very easy to enter it. However, the entrances of the Artifacts Palace and the Refining Flames Palace were completely shut.
“My master’s ability to create artifacts could be regarded as the best in the entire Divine Realm. The Refining Flames Palace is the place where my master would generally create artifacts. Inside the Refining Flames Palace is the Refining Mastery that my master had left behind. There are also many instruments that my master used to create artifacts.” Uncle Fu said while smiling.
Qin Yu’s gaze immediately turned blazing as he looked to the Refining Flames Palace.
Qin Yu understood very well that regardless of whether it was the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, the Divine Realm or the Mortal Realm, they were all locations where one’s strength determines one’s status. In a world where those with strength prevail… the status of a master who possessed the greatest ability to create weapons and artifacts, its exaltedness was something one could easily imagine.
Chehou Yuan had also said that there were even Godking level experts that had come to him to ask him to assist them in creating Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Chehou Yuan, his craftsmanship ability had reached such a level where even Godkings have come to ask for his help, the status that Chehou Yuan possessed was well imaginable.
“If I were to learn this ability to create artifacts, then it’d likely be a lot easier for me to take Li’er as my wife.” Qin Yu’s heart grew excited. Qin Yu also knew that even if he were to obtain the Forging Mastery, he would still have to spend a large amount of time in order to become a Forging Master. However, if he didn’t have the Forging Mastery… then no matter how hard he tried, it’d still be very difficult for him to achieve major accomplishments in the field of refining and creating artifacts.
After all, the statuses of peak experts of all skills and trades were not something that one could reach with merely effort. There was also the need for Heavenly Resources!
Uncle Fu continued. “Although there are not many treasures in the Refining Flames Palace, contained within it is my master’s Forging Mastery. Thus, it can be considered the most important place in the entire Bewitching God Temple. There are two requirements for one to be able to open the Refining Flames Palace.”
“What are they?” Qin Yu blurted out.
Even someone as calm as Qin Yu was unable to resist his thirst for the Forging Mastery.
“My master once said that only his disciple would be qualified to succeed the Refining Flames Palace. Thus, of the two requirements to open the Refining Flames Palaces, the first one is…. for one’s True Flame to be at the ‘White Pure Flame’ level!” Said Uncle Fu with a light smile.
“White Pure Flame?” Qin Yu was stunned. He only recovered after a short moment. “What level flame is the White Pure Flame?”
Uncle Fu explained. “Generally, the True Flame of Deities are ‘Black Divine Flames.’ As for experts at the Heavenly Deity level, their body’s True Flame is the ‘White Pure Flame.’ In order to learn my master’s refining techniques, merely the requirement to become a disciple is that one’s True Flame must be White Pure Flame.”
‘The requirement to become a disciple is that one’s True Flame must be White Pure Flame?’ Qin Yu felt bitter in his heart.
Although the Forging Mastery of the Forging Master was extremely precious, the requirement one must meet in order to learn it was extremely astonishing. Fortunately his ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique was also special. Qin Yu was only at the Origin Stage but his True Flame was already the Black Divine Flame.
Qin Yu suddenly thought in his mind. “That Chehou Yuan said that the Bewitching God Temple would block the people from the Divine Realm from entering it. If one haven’t reach the Deity level, how would their body’s True Flame be at the White Pure Flame level?”
Uncle Fu seemed to have guessed what Qin Yu thought. He continued. “My master had already anticipated that the True Flame of people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm cannot be the White Pure Flame. Thus, he had relocated an item from the Refining Flames Palace to the Artifacts Palace.”
Qin Yu started at Uncle Fu.
“What’s in the Artifacts Palace?” Qin Yu asked.
“The Artifacts Palace contains within it a large number of things. For example, there are precious forging materials. My master’s forging materials are all placed in the Artifacts Palace. At the same time, there are also some precious Heavenly Divine Artifacts and even a couple Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.” Said Uncle Fu solemnly.
Even though he was already prepared, Qin Yu was still unable to refrain from looking at the Artifacts Palace again.
Chehou Yuan’s forging materials? Precious Heavenly Divine Artifacts? Precious Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?
“The Artifacts Palace is the storage of all kinds of treasures that my master possessed. It is still possible for you to obtain them.” Uncle Fu said while smiling. “There are a lot of things in the Artifacts Palace. At the same time, it is also very messy. There are also precious items like the Divine Spiritual Crystal Soul, machineries that my master has created and so on.”
Qin Yu nodded.
It would seem that practically all of the treasures of the Bewitching God Temple was hidden in the Artifacts Palace. As for the Refining Flames Palace, it contained only the Forging Mastery as well as some forging tools.
Qin Yu suddenly asked. “Uncle Fu, you’ve said that the master of the Bewitching God Temple had once transferred one item from the Refining Flames Palace to the Artifacts Palace, what is that item?” Qin Yu had a premonition that this item that was transferred was no ordinary item.
Uncle Fu smiled and said. “It was nine ‘Purple Origin Flame Beads.’”
“Nine Purple Origin Flame Beads? What is a Purple Origin Flame Bead?” Qin Yu grew puzzled. He had never heard about something called Purple Origin Flame Bead.
Uncle Fu explained. “The Purple Origin Flame Beads are nine Flame Beads birthed by the world. They could be considered as Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.”
‘Since they’re Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, they most definitely won’t be inferior.’ That was what Qin Yu thought.
“However, the Purple Origin Flame Beads are merely third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. If one were to compare the preciousness, then they are inferior to even your High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear Waning Snow.” Said Uncle Fu with a light smile.
Qin Yu nodded as if he had expected that.
He knew that Grandmist Spiritual Treasures only meant that they contained within them Grandmist Spiritual Energy. Their strength was not necessarily higher than that of Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Furthermore, one must also consider as to what quality the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was. A third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure like this was nothing extraordinary.
Uncle Fu’s tone suddenly changed. He said. “However, the nine Purple Origin Flame Beads have been re-made by my master. I do not know how my master did it, but he basically combined all nine Purple Origin Flame Beads into one and increased their power by a large margin. At the same time, it turned into the core of the entire Bewitching God Temple.”
“Core of the entire Bewitching God Temple?” Qin Yu suddenly thought of something.
Uncle Fu nodded. “That’s right. In the past, these nine Purple Origin Flame Beads were located in the Refining Flame Palace. That was because when my master extract the fire energy from those Flame Beads, it allowed him to create artifacts more effortlessly. This time around, when my master left, he transferred these nine Purple Origin Flame Beads into the Artifacts Palace… As long as you can absorb these nine Purple Origin Flame Beads into your body, this entire Bewitching God Temple shall be yours.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain his joy. “This aspect is actually pretty similar to the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. The Qingyu Immortal Mansion also has an Elemental Spirit Essence Soul as its core. This Bewitching God Temple also possesses a core.”
“My master once told me that it is hard to open the Refining Flames Palace. However, if you are able to open the Artifacts Palace and obtain the nine Purple Origin Flame Beads, then you’ll have obtained the Bewitching God Temple. You would then be able to carry the Bewitching God Temple with you and open the Refining Flames Palace when your strength grows stronger.” Said Uncle Fu.
Qin Yu suddenly remembered something.
“Uncle Fu, you said earlier that there are two major requirements to opening the Refining Flames Palace. You’ve only said that the body’s True Flame must reach the White Pure Flame level. What is the second requirement?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.
“The second one is truly difficult.” Uncle Fu sighed. “When your True Flame reached the White Pure Flame level, you’ll be able to open the entrance of the Refining Flames Palace. However, after you enter the Refining Flames Palace, you’ll encounter three great formation arrays. You must break through all three of the great formation arrays in order to obtain it. The second requirement is thus requiring you to achieve a very high level of comprehension toward the Divine Realm’s formation arrays and barriers.”
Qin Yu was speechless.
Formation arrays, barriers?
Qin Yu knew that this was his biggest failing. That was because the time he had cultivated was truly too short. Formation arrays and barriers are things that required the most time to research.
Furthermore, the requirement of the Refining Flames Palace was to achieve a high level comprehension of the formation arrays and barriers of the Divine Realm. Yet currently, Qin Yu merely knew of some basic formation arrays and barriers of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.
“What level is that Illusion Array outside of the Bewitching God Temple?” Qin Yu asked.
“That? That’s only the lowest, the most basic of the Divine Realm’s Illusion Array. Qin Yu, think about it. As even you people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm were capable of entering into parts of this Divine Realm’s Illusion Array, just think about how low level that formation array is.” Said Uncle Fu indifferently. “That formation array was merely something that master had casually set up in order to prevent the people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm from bothering the Bewitching God Temple unceasingly.”
Qin Yu took a deep breath. He started laughing. “Forget about it. I won’t think about the matters of opening the Refining Flames Palace right now. Let me first open the Artifacts Palace.”
Inside the courtyard, Qin Yu and Uncle Fu walked to the entrance of the Artifacts Palace.
The entrance door of the Artifacts Palace was entirely dark red in color. This entrance door was not in a style of two opening doors. Instead, the only way to open this entrance door was to slowly lift it up to expose a tunnel leading to the Artifacts Palace.
“My master once said before that the requirements to open this Artifacts Palace are not high at all. The first requirement is to find the mechanism of this entrance door through using Divine Awareness. The second requirement… once you’ve found the mechanism, I will tell you.” Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu.
Confidently, Qin Yu spread out his Divine Awareness.
Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness covered the entire entrance door. It was carefully inspecting every single area of the entrance door.
No result at all.
“Let me remind you, the mechanism is located above the entrance gate.” Said Uncle Fu indifferently.
Qin Yu nodded. He then proceeded to search for it even more attentively, over and over. The entire entrance gate was merely that big. However, Qin Yu searched for the mechanism with his Divine Awareness several times back and forth to no avail.
“Mn?” Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness was locked onto two locations toward the bottom of the entrance gate. Earlier, when his Divine Awareness passed through those two places, he had felt that they were unusual.
“What are these two places for?” A Divine Sword appeared in Qin Yu’s hand. He struck those two places with his Divine Sword. His Origin Energy had also passed through the Divine Sword and struck on those two places.
Cyan lights exploded outward from those two places. At the same time, two protrusions appeared from those two places.
“Very good. You’ve accomplished the first requirement to opening the Artifacts Palace. Originally I thought your soul’s level to be at the Golden Soul Pellet stage. However, it would appear that your soul has already reached the Embryo Soul stage.” Said Uncle Fu while smiling.
Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu in confusion.
“Uncle Fu, you said that my soul has reached the Embryo Soul stage?” Qin Yu asked again.
Uncle Fu said matter-of-factly. “As far as I know, in order to detect the hidden mechanism, one’s soul must reach a level close to that of a High Level Deities. In order to find the hidden mechanism in the door, one’s soul must reach the Embryo Soul stage. If you did not reach the Embryo Soul stage, then how could you have found the location of the mechanism?”
Qin Yu nodded in understanding.
“Could it be that this Uncle Fu is not a Heavenly Deity level expert?” Qin Yu grew puzzled.
Qin Yu knew very well himself that his soul was merely at the Gold Soul Pellet stage. For him to be able to luckily find the location of the mechanism, it likely was because of the assistance from the Meteoric Tear that allowed his Soul’s Power to be even more sensitive.
“If Uncle Fu was a Heavenly Deity level expert, he should be able to discover my soul’s level. However, he was unable to discover it… then he isn’t a Heavenly Deity. However, I am unable to detect Uncle Fu’s aura at all. Why is that the case?” Qin Yu grew puzzled.
With Qin Yu’s current soul’s level, if he was a deity, Qin Yu would definitely be able to tell.
Qin Yu was unable to refrain his confusion.
“Qin Yu, as you’ve found this hidden mechanism, these two protrusions have also appeared. What you must do now is to grab these two protrusions with your hands and pull the entrance door up.” Said Uncle Fu.
Qin Yu woke back up from his pondering.
“Pull up the entire stone entrance door?” Confidently, Qin Yu walked to the two protrusions. These two protrusions were merely a foot taller than the ground. The distance between the two protrusions were just right for Qin Yu to grab onto them with his hands.
Qin Yu grabbed the two protrusions and started pulling them.
Qin Yu shouted. The muscles in his arms immediately started bulging. However, the entrance door did not move in the slightest.
“You can use both your body’s power as well as the energy within your body. It is all fine as long as you can open this entrance door.” Said Uncle Fu as he stood to the side.
At this moment, Qin Yu was half squatting and grabbing firmly onto those two protrusions.
Nine Steps Force, Gold Force, Origin Energy… Qin Yu poured all of his power into his hands. Qin Yu’s muscle’s strength had also burst forth to their limits. His face had also turned red.
Qin Yu roared. This was the strongest power that Qin Yu possessed!
Qin Yu’s muscles started to tremble. His muscles were clearly bulging. However, the entrance door merely slightly trembled and then stopped responding.
“To be able to make the entrance door tremble, that means… once you increase your strength to three times the strength you possess now, you’ll be able to pull the entrance door up completely.” Said Uncle Fu who stood to the side.
Qin Yu was unable to help himself from letting go of the protrusions.
“According to the set up that my master had made, in order to open the main entrance door, one’s power must reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity level. In order to find the hidden mechanism, one’s soul must reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity level. My master had said… that at the very least, one must reach this level to be qualified to possess the Bewitching God Temple.” Said Uncle Fu slowly.
“Low Level Heavenly Deity?” Qin Yu was shocked.
His strength was comparable to one third of that of a Low Level Heavenly Deity?
“Your soul’s level have reached the Embryo Soul. If you continue to train, you should be able to increase your strength to Low Level Heavenly Deity level.” Said Uncle Fu.
Qin Yu was once again puzzled.
“Uncle Fu, do you have a soul?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.
Qin Yu was unable to think of a reason why he was unable to detect even the slightest amount of aura from Uncle Fu. There was only a single possibility… Uncle Fu does not have a soul. However, could a human not have a soul?
Uncle Fu was unable to refrain from looking at Qin Yu with a shocked expression. He then calmed down and said with a smile. “You’ve found out? That’s right, I do not have a soul.”