Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 33 – Puppet
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
As Qin Yu was unable to detect Uncle Fu’s aura, he had concluded that Uncle Fu should be levels above him. However, Uncle Fu was unable to detect his true strength. That appeared to be a contradiction. Qin Yu was only able to think of one possibility… that Uncle Fu does not have a soul.
However, Qin Yu was unable to accept this conclusion. Thus, he blurted out that question. Yet, Uncle Fu’s response had truly shocked Qin Yu.
“Uncle Fu, you truly do not have a soul?” Qin Yu asked again to confirm.
Uncle Fu smiled and nodded. “That’s right, I don’t. What, is that strange?”
“How is that possible? The most important aspect of a person is their soul. If one does not have a soul, how could they exist?” Qin Yu retorted. “Even if one were a Heavenly Deity, I’d suspect that one would still die without a soul.”
Uncle Fu smiled and instead asked Qin Yu a question in response. “Have I said that I am a person?”
Qin Yu was stunned. “Uncle Fu, you mean?”
Uncle Fu took a deep sigh. “I am not a person at all. Instead, I am a puppet that was created by my master. Merely, I am a relatively high level puppet.”
“Puppet?” Qin Yu was listening attentively.
“In the Divine Realm, some of the high level craftsmen are able to directly create bodies. After placing some simple sentience into the bodies, those bodies would then become puppets.” Uncle Fu shook his head and said while smiling. “Merely, to create a puppet is very difficult. For one, it is hard to create a human shaped corporeal body. Secondly, it is hard to install wisdom and sentience into the body.”
Qin Yu suddenly recalled the hometown of his master Lei Wei…. that science and technology cosmos where Earth was located in.
“I know of a Mortal Realm level cosmic space. In the cosmic space, there is the existence of a kind of science and technology. Within that was the existence of artificial intelligence.” Qin Yu said.
Uncle Fu shook his head and said unconcernedly. “I too gained some knowledge of the existence of the science and technology cosmos during the time when I was in the Divine Realm. It is merely an ordinary level cosmos of the same level as the Mortal Realm. They utilize extrinsic matters to research the cosmos. That is truly very low level… as far as I know, there has yet to be a single science and technology cosmos that has managed to breakthrough the bindings of the Mortal Realm to a cosmic space at the level of Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”
Qin Yu nodded.
Merely by relying on external forces, without cultivating one’s own body, it was very hard to achieve success.
“Furthermore, that sort of intelligence is also very low level. It possesses neither emotions nor the ability to think for itself. It is merely a very low level intelligence. However, the ‘puppets’ that Deity level experts create, they are practically no different from people when looking from the exterior.” Uncle Fu said.
“Indeed.” From the conversation with Uncle Fu, Qin Yu sensed that Uncle Fu possessed the same intelligence as people.
“Uncle Fu, how did puppets manage to possess intelligence?” Qin Yu asked.
Uncle Fu shook his head and said. “Regarding that, I am honestly not very certain. That it because even in the Divine Realm, there are not many people who know how to create puppets. In the Divine Realm, those who possess puppets as servants are all people with great status and power.”
Qin Yu suddenly recalled a thing.
“Uncle Fu, look.” With but a thought, the Sword Immortal Puppet that was bestowed to him by Uncle Lan flew out from Qin Yu’s body. “Is this the sort of puppet that you spoke of?”
Qin Yu still remember that back then when Uncle Lan gave this to him, he had called it the ‘Sword Immortal Puppet.’
“This is a puppet.” Uncle Fu instantly confirmed it. However, after looking at it for a long time, he said. “The material that was used to create this puppet isn’t very precious. Its body’s toughness also could not be considered very strong. Merely, the expert who created this puppet possessed an extremely high level of craftsmanship. He was actually able to make such a result from ordinary materials.”
“How good is the strength of this puppet?” Qin Yu promptly asked.
Uncle Fu said indifferently. “The skeleton of this puppet could be considered as being tough and durable. I reckon it’s comparable to a Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Yet, its muscles are only ordinary. However, I sense that this puppet’s skeleton and muscles complements one another. It was forged extremely skillfully. To be able to create such a puppet, there are also not many experts in the Divine Realm that are capable of doing it.”
Uncle Fu had followed the master of the Bewitching God Temple, Chehou Yuan, for all these years, thus he also know quite a lot.
“However, this puppet does not have intelligence.” Uncle Fu was a bit puzzled. “I believe that for an expert who could refine such a harmonious corporeal body, it should not be hard for him to install simple intelligence to this puppet.”
Qin Yu suddenly came to a realization.
Uncle Lan had actually given him a Divine Realm’s puppet. This signified that Uncle Lan’s intention was to give Qin Yu a better guarantee in his survival. It was very simple why Uncle Lan did not install intelligence to the puppet. Uncle Lan wanted Qin Yu to rely mostly on himself.
“Uncle Fu, how good is your corporeal body?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.
A confident shine flashed through Uncle Fu’s eyes. He said. “As the housekeeper of the number one artifact craftsman of the Divine Realm, there are not many puppets that are stronger than me in the entire Divine Realm. My body’s toughness… is definitely at the level of High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact!”
Qin Yu was startled.
High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Oh how tough and durable that was! It was likely that even ordinary High Level Heavenly Deities did not possess such a valiant body. Uncle Fu’s body was actually this powerful.
“However, what use is there for my body to be tough? Although I possess the same intelligence as people, I still do not possess a soul. I am not a living thing and cannot cultivate nor could I comprehend the spatial laws… With my strength, if I were to encounter a Mid Level Heavenly Deity, then I’d have my hands tied, waiting to be captured.” A trace of helplessness appeared on Uncle Fu’s face.
Qin Yu understood.
Experts of the Heavenly Deity level most likely possess a very powerful comprehension toward the spatial laws. When experts reach that level, who among them would actually fight you in close range? Through merely controlling the space, they’re able to execute people from afar. This was also the reason why Uncle Fu stated that he is inferior to Mid Level Heavenly Deities.
Inside the courtyard, a leaf floated by Qin Yu and slowly landed on the floor.
Qin Yu turned his head around to look. “Uncle Fu, what is the name of this large tree?”
“Red Tung Tree. It is also classified as a treasured variety in the Divine Realm. Red Tung Trees grows extremely slowly…. this Red Tung Tree is already several billion years old.” Said Uncle Fu while smiling.
Qin Yu looked to the Red Tung Tree in front of him in shock. This tree had a girth requiring three to four people to surround it. Its height was only around twenty meters. Its treetop could also be considered wide. The diameter was over a hundred meters.
However, a height of twenty meters and a girth requiring three to four people to surround it.
Had this been in Qin Yu’s hometown… the Purple Mystic Star’s ‘Great Wilderness,’ then a tree of this height and thickness could be seen everywhere. In merely several tens of years a tree would be able to grow to this size. However, this tree was several billions of years old!
“It’s only this tall after such a long time?” Qin Yu was somewhat shocked.
“You’d best not underestimate the Red Tung Tree. I can let you know explicitly that this Red Tung Tree definitely worth more than your High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear Waning Snow.” Said Uncle Fu with absolute certainty.
Qin Yu looked to the Red Tung Tree in amazement.
“The Red Tung Tree, whether its roots or its branch, they are all extremely tough and durable. Their toughness are naturally comparable to ordinary High Quality Divine Artifacts. If one were to create items using either the roots or the branches of the Red Tung Tree, then one could make a Low Quality or Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.” Slowly said Uncle Fu as he looked to the Red Tung Tree. “Especially the trunk of the Red Tung Tree. With such a thick Red Tung Tree trunk, with merely a slight refinement, its toughness would definitely be at the level of High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.”
Qin Yu now understood that this Red Tung Tree was covered with treasures.
“This Red Tung Tree was a reward that my master had sought for when he helped Godking Lei Bu refine a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Back then, Godking Lei Bu was very pained to give this to my master too.” Uncle Fu said while smiling. “I suspect that in the entire Divine Realm, the only tree that’s more precious that a Red Tung Tree would be the legendary Ancient Ironwood Tree.”
Qin Yu was shocked. He did not expect for there to be a tree even more amazing than the Red Tung Tree.
“That Ancient Ironwood Tree is something that even my master had never seen before. He had only seen a branch from the Ancient Ironwood Tree before. It was a material that a High Level Heavenly Deity brought with to my master when asking him to help create an artifact.” Said Uncle Fu.
Qin Yu naturally understood it in his heart.
Even the Bewitching God Temple’s master had never seen it before, the preciousness of the Ancient Ironwood Tree was something that one can well imagine.
“Uncle Fu, I am unable to open this Artifacts Palace. What should I do?” Qin Yu looked to the stone entrance door beside him. He felt a bit helpless in his heart.
Uncle Fu still had a face filled with smiles. He said. “Don’t worry. Didn’t I tell you this before? As you’ve opened the image my master had left behind, you are then the sole successor of my master. It is fine for you to be unable to open it now. It is not too late for you to come back when you possess the strength to open it in the future.”
“By the time I possess the strength to open it, I reckon I’ll already be in the Divine Realm.” Said Qin Yu helplessly.
“Even if you’ve ascended to the Divine Realm, you could still find people to assist you in descending to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm after your strength has increased greatly.” Comforted Uncle Fu.
“Is it very easy for one to descend from the Divine Realm to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm?” Qin Yu grew puzzled.
Uncle Fu shook his head repeatedly. “Of course not. Other than Godkings and Exalted Celestials who would casually pass through space, the rest of the people, including people of high status like my master, would require others to help them if they want to descend to the lower realm.”
“Require others to help them?” Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu. He was waiting for Uncle Fu’s response.
“It is too early for you to ask this. When you reach the Heavenly Deity level and attain a status in the Divine Realm, you would naturally know how to descend to a lower realm. At that time, you merely need to spend some treasures to bribe others to help you descend.” Said Uncle Fu.
Qin Yu was unable to refrain from smiling. Bribe?
It would appear that interpersonal relationship was the same everywhere.
Qin Yu suddenly remembered a question that he had. “Uncle Fu, didn’t you say that people who possessed the aura from the Divine Realm were incapable of entering the Bewitching God Temple? Once I ascend to the Divine Realm, even if I descend back to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm later, I reckon the Bewitching God Temple would still not allow me to enter it.”
“Haha… you are wrong about that. Although the Bewitching God Temple blocks people with the Divine Realm’s aura from coming in, you’d best not forget that I am the housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple. As my master is not present, I am the administer of the Bewitching God Temple. As long as I discover that it is you who has come, I would naturally give you access.” Said Uncle Fu.
Hearing Uncle Fu saying that, Qin Yu also had a long sigh of relief.
The treasures left behind by the number one artifact craftsman of the Divine Realm, even if he had to return back here after ascending to the Divine Realm, it would still be worth it. Qin Yu had heard that even the Godkings of the Divine Realm had asked Chehou Yuan to help before.
“If I have the opportunity, I must definitely learn Chehou Yuan’s artifact forging skills.” Thought Qin Yu.
“Qin Yu, with your current strength, it is impossible for you to open the Artifacts Palace and the Refining Flames Palace. As you’ve already been to the Front Palace, let me bring you to the remaining palace, the Transfer Palace.” Uncle Fu said those words and started walking.
[ED(Robin): I want him to ask about the treasure that the Cyan Emperor obtained sooo badly :D]
Qin Yu followed behind Uncle Fu. The two of them proceeded to walk toward the Transfer Palace.
Unlike the Refining Flames Palace and the Artifacts Palace with closed doors, the Transfer Palace’s entrance was wide open. Furthermore, the entrance to the Transfer Palace was extremely wide. The entrance with a height of around merely ten meters actually possessed a width close to thirty meters.
Qin Yu and Uncle Fu stepped past the entrance of the Transfer Palace.
“This is?” Qin Yu looked to the Transfer Palace in confusion. The Transfer Palace was very strange. There was no room whatsoever. Only numerous thick and solid pillars were present. Furthermore, there were words written on each and every pillar.
“There are over thirty pillars here, what are they for? These pillars are not as tall as the roof, they are not there to support the roof at all.” Qin Yu was a bit puzzled.
What exactly are these thirty some erected pillars there for?
Upon seeing Qin Yu’s expression, Uncle Fu opened his mouth and said. “Qin Yu, you ought to know that the higher level a cosmic space was, the more steady it is. My master possessed the strength of a High Level Heavenly Deity. In the Divine Realm, he was still incapable of breaking through the space barrier. However, with my master’s strength, he was able to easily create a space channel in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”
“That’s right. The space in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm is much more steady than the space in my hometown, the Purple Mystic Star.” Qin Yu said.
The space of the Mortal Realm was something that even a level nine Heavenly Immortal could rip apart. However, the space in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, even if one were a level nine Immortal Emperor, one would still need to use a large amount of energy and a Divine Artifact to rip apart the space. Just by comparing that, the stability of the spaces was easily seen.
“My master is a master at creating artifacts and puppets. Likewise, he is also extremely good at making space channels. These thirty eight pillars are thirty eight space channels that leads to thirty eight different cosmic spaces.” Said Uncle Fu dully.
Qin Yu however, was greatly startled.
Space channels that leads to thirty eight different cosmic spaces?
“How, how is that possible?” Qin Yu found it hard to believe.
“How is that not possible?” Said Uncle Fu indifferently. “For a cosmic space at the level of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. For example, if my master wanted to create a space tunnel that connected the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm with the Dinosaur Realm, he would be able to create that easily. After all, my master is a High Level Heavenly Deity. He is merely a step away from becoming a Godking.”
Qin Yu could only nod.
High Level Heavenly Deity. Their comprehension toward the spatial laws were definitely not something the current Qin Yu was able to imagine.
“How do you make a space channel?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.
“I am not sure myself. However, the space channels look resemble black holes.” Uncle Fu suddenly said.
Qin Yu was stunned. “Black hole? How is that possible? I am most definitely unable to withstand against the gravitational force of a black hole.” Qin Yu knew very well how hard it was for him to resist the gravitational force of the Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars. Thus, there was no need for mention of the gravitational force of a black hole.
“I merely said that they are similar to black holes. I never said that they are black holes. Their gravitational forces is many times smaller than a real black hole.” Said Uncle Fu with a slight smile.
Only then did Qin Yu understood.
Uncle Fu pointed at the erect pillars and said. “These pillars are not real entities. You are able to directly step into them. You’ll enter the space channel when you do. As for which cosmic space they lead to, they are written on each of the pillar.”
“Thirty eight cosmic spaces. Truly amazing.” Qin Yu started checking out the pillars one by one.
“Dinosaur Realm. Discovered Heavy Milky Spiritual Bead on the Flowing Cloud Star.”
“Illusion Devil Realm. Discovered Five Clever Blocks Stone on the Sky Blue Star.”
“Third Cosmic Space of the Mortal Realm. Discovered Black Ivory Spring Water on the Maywind Star.”
On each of the pillar listed the cosmic space that it leads to as well as the precious material that was discovered on the cosmic space. Among them, those cosmic spaces of the same level as the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm all possessed names. However, the Mortal Realm’s cosmic spaces merely have numbers to indicate them. Evidently… there were too many Mortal Realms and they do not possess the same name.
“My master purpose was finding peculiar materials. Thus, he naturally proceeded to search for them through each and every cosmic space. Constructing set space channels allows my master to travel about those cosmic spaces more effortlessly. Of these thirty eight cosmic spaces that these space channels leads to, twenty two of them are of the same level as the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The other sixteen are all at the level of Mortal Realm.” Said Uncle Fu.
At this moment, Qin Yu did not say anything.
That was because he saw the words written on a pillar…. “Eleventh Cosmic Space of the Mortal Realm. Discovered Bipolar Spiritual Stone on the Purple Mystic Star.”