Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 47 – Jiang Yan’s Identity
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Qin Yu started smiling in his mind. This Jiang Yan had truly disguised her identity especially well.
“Yan’er, so you still know that I’m here. From the way I see it… as long as Jun Luoyu stands somewhere, your concentration would all be on him, disregarding the existence of everything else.” Mocked Qin Yu.
Jiang Yan’s face turned red.
“Big Brother Qin Yu, you joke too much.” Scolded Jiang Yan with a smile.
Jiang Yan’s arrival had caused the banquet to end at an earlier time. Afterwards, a residence was arranged for Qin Yu and his brothers. As for Jiang Yan, she had gone to Jun Luoyu’s residence.
“Big Brother Qin Yu, I will call for you later via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. At that time, we can see each other again.” Said Jiang Yan via voice transmission when she was leaving with Jun Luoyu.
Qin Yu had no other choice but to resist the confusion and curiosity within his heart.
Qin Yu and his brothers were arranged to a quiet courtyard manor.
“Big brother, we’ve already given them enough face to attend their banquet. Now that the banquet is over, isn’t it fine for us to leave now? Why are we still staying here?” Muttered Hou Fei.
Qin Yu smiled helplessly. “Fei Fei, don’t you think that I too wanted to leave earlier? However, I still have to meet someone later.”
“Someone?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu. “Big brother, whoever you had planned to meet, can’t you just go and meet them directly? Why are we wasting time waiting here?”
With but a thought, Qin Yu created an ordinary barrier around their surroundings. This barrier isolated their voices from being heard outside.
“That’s because this person is a Deity!” Said Qin Yu slowly.
“Deity? From the Divine Realm?” Hei Yu and Hou Fei’s expression changed. At this moment, the two of them had their eyes wide open.
Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “Do not make a fuss about nothing. It’s not like the two of you haven’t met a Divine Realm’s expert before. Uncle Lan, with his strength, I am certain that he is one of the top experts in the Divine Realm.” Qin Yu said confidently.
Hei Yu and Hou Fei recalled their weapons.
Cloud Piercing Spear, Black Stick. Their appearance was just black and seemed to be very ordinary. They looked like wood yet also looked like metal. However, in terms of hardness, Hou Fei and Hei Yu had never discover anything that could damage either their weapons.
“Uncle Lan is indeed very powerful.” Hei Yu said as he nodded.
“Uncle Lan is my master. He’s that powerful, however he never taught me any powerful martial techniques. All he gave me was a weapon. Really…!” Muttered Hou Fei as if he was discontent with it.
Qin Yu suddenly stood up.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu immediately stopped talking. They both looked to Qin Yu at the same time. Hei Yu asked in a low voice. “Big brother, are you going to meet that Deity now?”
“Mn.” Qin Yu nodded. He then casually removed the barrier and prepared to leave.
“Who is that person?” Hou Fei asked hurriedly.
However, Qin Yu’s body had moved and he had disappeared into thin air. Only a voice sounded in Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s minds. “That Deity, her name is ‘Jiang Yan.’ Remember, do not leak her identity.”
“Jiang Yan?” Upon hearing this response from Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu naturally began to recall that girl from the banquet. The two of them looked to each other.
On a certain place on the waist of a tall brown mountain on the Blazing Sun Star was a man and a woman.
Qin Yu was carefully measuring Jiang Yan who stood in front of him.
Jiang Yan was extremely beautiful and adorable. Her pair of large eyes were also extremely quick-witted. Qin Yu had never expected for such a cute girl to actually be someone from the Divine Realm.
“Jiang Yan, I truly have never expected you to be someone from the Divine Realm. You have truly deceived me, Luoyu and Big Brother Wuming.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.
Jiang Yan slightly frowned with a confused expression. With a teasing tone, she asked. “Qin Yu, your soul’s level is that high and you even know about my identity. Aren’t you afraid that I might kill you to silence you?”
Kill to silence?
Qin Yu smiled. Before he could reply, Jiang Yan had already continued. “Soul’s level only represents your comprehension of the spatial laws. However, the energy you have in your body is not Divine Energy nor Heavenly Divine Energy. Thus, your possession of your powerful soul is in vain as your body’s strength is truly too weak. If I truly wanted to kill you… I reckon I can do that with a single strike.”
“Really?” Qin Yu smiled as he looked to Jiang Yan.
“Eh…” Jiang Yan was slightly startled. She immediately said. “On the premise that you do not hide into the Jiang Lan’s Realm!” Right after she said those words, Jiang Yan immediately covered her mouth. She knew that she had blurted out something she was not suppose to say.
Qin Yu on the other hand merely smiled.
“Jiang Yan, don’t hide anymore. Tell me, how do you know about the Jiang Lan’s Realm? There is only a small number of people in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that know of the Jiang Lan’s Realm and all of them are people that I trust completely. It is impossible for you to know about it from the side of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Let me be frank, what is the relationship between you and Uncle Lan?” Qin Yu looked to Jiang Yan with a smiling yet not a smiling expression.
[TL: This might be a hint. Jiang Yan’s surname Jiang is the Jiang in Jiang Lan’s Realm. Uncle Lan’s Lan is the Lan in Jiang Lan’s Realm. Hint hint.]
Qin Yu did not wish to make things difficult for Jiang Yan. However, he also does not fear Jiang Yan.
In terms of strength… as Qin Yu possessed the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact Divine Spear ‘Waning Snow,’ his attack power was extremely astonishing. So what if Jiang Yan was a High Level Deity? After all, according to the master of the Bewitching God Temple, Heavenly Divine Artifacts are usually items that only Heavenly Deities would possess. As for a High Level Deity, even if her luck was to be good and her status was to be tall, it was still likely that she would only possess a Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.
Jiang Yan sighed helplessly and said. “Qin Yu, you are truly amazing. Fine, I’ll tell you about some stuff. Yes, I know Uncle Lan. That’s because he is my uncle.”
“Uncle?” Confused, Qin Yu said.
“That’s right, he’s my real uncle!” Said Jiang Yan seriously.
Qin Yu was startled.
Uncle Lan was actually Jiang Yan’s real uncle? In that case, their relationship would certainly be extremely close. Uncle Lan ought to be real blood brothers with Jiang Yan’s father then. In that case, who was Granny Yin Hua? What relationship does Li’er have with them?
“Ever since that time when the Heaven Startling Battle occurred in the Divine Realm, uncle had become somewhat cold, detached and sad. However, that was also the time when my uncle became extremely concerned about my big sister.”
Jiang Yan frowned. It seemed that she was a bit puzzled. She continued. “I also do not understand why. In the past, although my uncle was pretty good to me, my big sister, and others of our same generation, he could not be considered as extremely fond of any of us. However, after the Heaven Startling Battle, my uncle became very concerned about my big sister and would not allow anyone to bully her.”
“Uncle is extremely powerful. Although he is a maverick among our clan, even my father would not go and provoke him.” Said Jiang Yan as she sighed. “Not long ago, my Uncle had forged an amazing treasure.”
Jiang Yan looked to Qin Yu with eyes of envy. “Qin Yu, did you know? This treasure was something that my uncle spent numerous years of hard work on. Furthermore, it was something that he managed to create only after using many precious materials. My father had wanted my uncle to gift the treasure to our entire clan and make it to be one of our clan’s Clan Protection Treasures! He was even willing to use many of our clan’s precious items in exchange for it. However, my uncle still didn’t agree to it!”
“I suspect you have also guessed what that treasure was. Yes, it’s the ‘Jiang Lan’s Realm.’” Said Jiang Yan as she sighed.
Qin Yu subconsciously clenched his fist. He opened them and them clenched them again only to open them again.
“My uncle is someone without much concern of the worldly matters. If there is something that he still cares about, then that would be my big sister. It’s truly strange… why is it that after that Heaven Startling Battle, my uncle suddenly started treating my big sister as his true daughter?” Said Jiang Yan with a puzzled tone.
“Jiang Yan.” Qin Yu suddenly spoke.
“Mn?” Jiang Yan looked to Qin Yu.
“That sister you spoke of, is her name ‘Jiang Li?’” Qin Yu’s gaze was firmly fixed on Jiang Yan. Hearing all this, if Qin Yu still cannot guess who she was, then he would truly be an idiot.
Jiang Yan said with an astonished tone. “You’re truly intelligent. That’s right, my sister is called ‘Jiang Li.’”
“Li’er, Li’er.” Qin Yu muttered.
After all these years, Qin Yu’s heart had already become hard like steel. However, upon hearing news regarding Li’er, upon remembering the time that he spent together with Li’er in the Mortal Realm, even though his heart had already turned hard like steel, it was still thawed and turned extremely soft.
Seeing Qin Yu’s expression, Jiang Yan lowered her head slightly and said in a low voice. “It would appear that you are worthy for my sister to do such a thing.”
“Can you tell me some information about how Li’er is doing in the Divine Realm?” Qin Yu violently raised his head. Like a sharp sword, his gaze shot toward Jiang Yan. His deep longing desire was clearly visible from his gaze.
Jiang Yan grew silent for a moment before nodding and saying. “I’ll tell you a bit then. Although granny doesn’t allow me to say much.”
Qin Yu’s heart jumped. Granny doesn’t allow her to say much, that granny ought to be Granny Yin Hua.
“Qin Yu, your guess is correct. My big sister is Jiang Li. She is also that Li’er you came to know back then. It’s good that you haven’t forgotten about her. Had you not been loyal to her, then much less my granny, I would be the first one to teach you a lesson and let you have a taste of my methods.” Jiang Yan fiercely waved her arm.
Qin Yu smiled.
Comparing the temperaments of the two sisters, Jiang Yan was cute yet barbarous whereas her sister was quiet and gentle. They were completely different.
“Mn, your current performance is still satisfactory. Regarding my sister, sigh, let me first tell you a strange thing. In the Divine Realm, a girl’s appearance is not important. Even her temperament is not of much concern. After all, when one’s soul reaches that level, one would have one’s own special quality. There are no one who’s mediocre. In normal circumstances, there are rarely any girl that would be pursued by a great amount of people.”
Jiang Yan pouted. “However, my big sister is different. Ever since that Heaven Startling Battle ended, my sister unexpectedly started to be sought after by a countless number of elites in the Divine Realm. A large number, a very large number of them!”
Qin Yu raised his brows.
Seemed like there were a lot of love rivals.
Suddenly, Qin Yu seemed to recall something. He said. “Yan’er, you mean that… before that so called ‘Heaven Startling Battle,’ there were not a lot of people pursuing Li’er?”
“That’s more or less like it.” Jiang Yan nodded and said. “Originally, although there were people pursuing my sister, they did not amount to a lot; merely a couple. To be pursued by a couple people is still something very ordinary in the Divine Realm.”
Qin Yu immediately started to grow suspicious regarding that ‘Heaven Startling Battle.’
“However now, wow, a large amount of Divine Realm’s elites are frantically pursuing my big sister! Those without status were knocked to the side! Those without strength were also knocked to the side! If one doesn’t have status and strength, then don’t even think about it. If one hasn’t reached the Heavenly Deity level, one wouldn’t even dare to talk to my big sister!” Gasped Jiang Yan.
Qin Yu opened his eyes wide.
He had already anticipated that there would be a lot of people pursuing after Li’er. However, after hearing what Jiang Yan had just said, it would appear that the number of people pursuing after her was even more frightening than he had imagined.
“Those who sought my big sister, each and every one of them were exceptional people in the Divine Realm. Those who have personally announced that they sought after her, the weakest one among them was a Low Level Heavenly Deity. However, even though he is only a Low Level Heavenly Deity, his status is extremely high. Furthermore, he is extremely exceptional in the matters of ‘forging artifacts.’” Sighed Jiang Yan.
Qin Yu slowly exhaled.
It was as if a mountain were crushing down on his heart.
Qin Yu was able to imagine what group of people those who pursued Li’er were. The weakest among them was already a Low Level Heavenly Deity. Clearly… if one does not possess the strength of a Heavenly Deity, one could just forget about pursuing her. Furthermore, among those people, some of them possess extremely exceptional strength and status.
“However, you shouldn’t be discouraged. Who is my big sister? Firstly, standing behind her is our clan. Secondly, my uncle is determined to stand behind her. Much less other people, even my father is unable to force my big sister to be with someone.” Said Jiang Yan while smiling.
Qin Yu started thanking Uncle Lan.
As Li’er was a weak woman, even if she wanted to resist, she would likely end up becoming unable to resist without the support of Uncle Lan behind her.
“My big sister had announced to the others that she wanted to wholeheartedly train and doesn’t want to talk about matters of marriage. Using this method, she managed to refuse countless amount of Divine Realm’s elites…. Although there are currently still a group of high status and strong individuals purusing her, I know that the one that my big sister likes is you.” Acting like she was mature, Jiang Yan patted Qin Yu’s shoulders. “Future brother-in-law of mine, you must continue to put in effort. Don’t disappoint my sister.”
With Jiang Yan patting his shoulder, Qin Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
However, that ‘brother-in-law’ gave Qin Yu a very comfortable feeling.
“Jiang Lan’s Realm is very precious. Truly… even in the Divine Realm, it belongs to those apex quality treasures. Even the ‘Craftsman God’ Chehou from back then, when he was still in the Divine Realm, with his comprehension of the spatial laws, it wais impossible for him to create an artifact like the Jiang Lan’s Realm.” Gasped Jiang Yan.
Qin Yu’s eyes shined.
‘Craftsman God’ Chehou? Could it be that Bewitching God Temple’s master, Chehou Yuan? According to what Chehou Yuan had said, his ability to forge artifacts was second to none in the Divine Realm. He was indeed qualified to be called the ‘Craftsman God.’
Qin Yu did not press on to question further regarding Chehou Yuan. That was because he didn’t want the matter regarding him succeeding as the next master of the Bewitching God Temple to be leaked. This was to be an important tool to assist him in moving about in the Divine Realm unhindered.
“Jiang Yan, you said that ‘Craftsman God’ is also unable to create an artifact like the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Is this Jiang Lan’s Realm truly that precious?” Qin Yu grew a bit curious as to how precious the Jiang Lan’s Realm was.
Jiang Yan glanced at Qin Yu. “Let me advise you that after your strength become sufficient in the future, you should return the Jiang Lan’s Realm to Uncle Lan. This treasure… could be considered as Uncle Lan’s first Spiritual Treasure. I truly don’t understand why he was willing to give it to you. Even if you are my big sister’s future husband, it is still insufficient for my uncle to give you the Jiang Lan’s Realm.”
Qin Yu’s expression changed.
The Jiang Lan’s Realm was actually Uncle Lan’s first Spiritual Treasure. This information had truly shocked Qin Yu.
Spatial Divine Artifacts are hard to refine and create. However, to be called ‘Spiritual Treasure,’ the Jiang Lan’s Realm ought to be an Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. For Uncle Lan to be able to successfully create it, he must’ve used a large amount of mental and physical effort. Back then, when Uncle Lan gave the treasure to him, he had casually told Qin Yu that it was a Divine Artifact. It would appear that Uncle Lan was afraid that Qin Yu would not accept the treasure because of how great it was.
Gifting away his first Spiritual Treasure? Who would be able to reach up to such boldness? However, such a behavior had also shown the concern that Uncle Lan had for Qin Yu.
Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from being boundlessly thankful for Uncle Lan.