Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 50 – Wu Long
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Qin Yu walked into a secluded garden on the east side of the Qin Palace. With a flip of his hand, he first took out the Transmission Spiritual Pearl of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. After sweeping through the contents with his Divine Awareness, Qin Yu was slightly stunned.
“Flame Emperor? Wu Long?” Qin Yu was stunned for quite a while.
This message was sent over by the Flame Emperor. The contents of the message was: “Brother Qin Yu, the reason why I contacted you, is to relay a message from the current Asura Devil Emperor. Asura Devil Emperor, Wu Long, will come and pay you a visit today. Oh, that’s right, I forgot to let you know that… the Asura Devil Emperor Wu Long is the newly-appointed Asura Devil Emperor. His strength is also that of a level nine Devil Emperor. Furthermore, standing behind him are the two level nine Devil Emperors Mo Luo and Mo Kong. It could be said that the current Wu Long is the absolute ruler of the Devil Realm! I hope that brother Qin Yu will regard this meeting as important!”
Qin Yu only managed to remember after being stunned for a while.
“Wu Long, isn’t Wu Long that Devil Realm expert from the time when I broke the seal on the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple who had said that he would be able to reach level nine Devil Emperor within a hundred years? I remember that he was only a level six Demon Emperor back then.” Qin Yu had instantly recalled about Wu Long.
Back then, when Wu Long saw Qin Yu’s spear strike, he managed to attain a moment of enlightenment.
Qin Yu didn’t know that Wu Long was the disciple of one of the two great hidden experts of the Devil Realm, Mo Kong. Wu Long was someone who practiced the Asura Devil Path. And now, he managed to reached level nine Devil Emperor in a single breath and easily defeated the previous Asura Devil Emperor, Bai Ruxue.
Mo Kong and Mo Luo are brothers. Now that Mo Kong’s disciple became one of the Devil Realm’s hegemon, the two of them naturally stood behind him and supported him. The three level nine Devil Emperors of the Devil Realm were actually in the same faction. One could easily imagine the status that Wu Long currently held. The Black Devil Emperor and the Blood Devil Emperor simply did not even possess the qualifications to compete with Wu Long. To say that Wu Long had become the absolute overlord of the Devil Realm was in no way an understatement.
“Wu Long, that little guy who was only a level six Devil Emperor, who would’ve expected that the delirious utterances that he said back then actually turned true. It has only been eighty years and he has already reached level nine Devil Emperor. He has indeed become a level nine Devil Emperor in less than a hundred years.” Qin Yu recalled the bold, visionary words that Wu Long had said back then and smiled.
Why would this Wu Long come and visit him?
Qin Yu smiled. He flipped his hand and took out the other Transmission Spiritual Pearl. He believed that Wu Long did not have hostility in his visit. Furthermore, in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, it would already have been fortunate for others that Qin Yu did not go and create troubles for them. Others coming to create troubles for him… an egg hitting a rock, one cannot blame the rock if the egg breaks.
With a sweep of his Divine Awareness, Qin Yu’s expression grew solemn.
“It has finally begun?” The corners of Qin Yu’s mouth was slightly raised.
This message was sent over by the Gold Punishment Lord: “Consecrated Liu Xing, my Divine Tribulation will arrive in another year’s time. I wish for you to quickly return to the Gold Punishment Star. For one, i want you to be present during my Divine Tribulation. Secondly, a very important matter is also waiting for you. The matter is in regards to the position of the Gold Punishment Lord. I reckon that the new Gold Punishment Lord shall be selected between you and Vice Sect Master Liu Lan. Thus, you must be sure to return to the Gold Punishment Star before the date of my Divine Tribulation. If you were to come back too late and Liu Lan were to become the Gold Punishment Lord, then you can blame no one but yourself for that.”
With a flip of his hand, Qin Yu put away the Transmission Spiritual Pearls.
“Gold Punishment Lord?” Qin Yu gazed toward the north. It was as if he was seeing through the empty sky and saw the Gold Punishment Star. “I have still not seen the Three Great Inherited Treasures of the Dark Star Realm. I have heard that of the Three Great Inherited Treasures, the one that the Gold Punishment Lord possesses is the strongest.”
A smile appeared on the corners of Qin Yu’s mouth. “I might as well take on that position of the Gold Punishment Lord. Furthermore, after possessing the Inherited Treasure, I can also openly display it during the Divine Tribulation since I would have to return that thing in the end anyways.”
Qin Yu was certain.
He was certain that even if the peak experts of the Divine Realm noticed that he had used the Inherited Treasure during his Divine Tribulation, they would still not care. That was because every successive Gold Punishment Lords have used the Inherited Treasure. Furthermore, in the end, he would have to return it to the Dark Star Realm anyways.
Qin Yu had not thought about bringing that treasure into the Divine Realm. If he did, then that would mean that he had placed himself as the enemy of all the seniors of the Dark Star Realm.
The flowing spring water. Passing through the clear spring water where the pebbles underneath the water was clearly visible, beside the small spring water creek, inside the bamboo forest was an elegant bamboo pavilion house.
This was Qin Yu’s residence.
Qin Yu did not like being in the Qin Palace. Instead, he liked the tranquil natural environment. Ordinarily, Qin Yu would be by himself. Only occasionally would he go and accompany his brothers or his juniors.
“Third Highness, His Majesty Asura Devil Emperor of the Devil Realm has arrived.” Qiu Wei walked over with a youth.
At this moment, Qin Yu had his pants rolled up and was sitting on a stone beside the spring water creek. His legs were placed in the water. He was enjoying the sensation of the water moving about his legs.
“Wu Long? That young lad who had said that he would be able to reach level nine Devil Emperor level within a hundred years and the current Asura Devil Emperor?” Qin Yu was still sitting. He had his back facing the two.
“Senior Qin Yu, this junior is precisely Wu Long!” Wu Long was extremely respectful.
Even though he had become a level nine Devil Emperor and the absolute hegemon of the Devil Realm, Wu Long was still extremely respectful toward Qin Yu. For one, from the spear strike that Qin Yu displayed back then, Wu Lan knew very clearly that even the current him was much inferior than Qin Yu. And the second reason was… he believed that Qin Yu had graced him with his teachings.
Seeing how courteous Wu Long was, Qin Yu nodded in his heart.
“Qiu Wei, you can go and rest.” Said Qin Yu.
“Yes, Third Highness.” Said Qiu Wei respectfully. He then withdrew from this location. However, Wu Long grew confused…. That Heavenly Immortal from earlier, why did he address Senior Qin Yu as ‘Third Highness?’
Wu Long didn’t know much about Qin Yu’s matters back in the Mortal Realm.
“What matters bring you here?” Said Qin Yu indifferently. He still had not turned his head around.
Wu Long said respectfully. “This junior has come in order to express his thanks to Senior Qin Yu. Had Senior not displayed that spear strike, then there would not be the current Wu Long. Although Senior is not this junior’s master, Senior has graced upon this Junior like a master.”
“Wu Long, your words are too serious. Back then when I broke the seal, not only you, the other seventy one Emperors also saw it. However, they did not manage to comprehend it. You, on the other hand, did. This is your own gift of talent. Your own ability. It does not have much relationship with me.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.
However, Wu Long heart was not swayed in the slightest.
The things that he had determined were impossible to be changed by mere words.
“Senior Qin Yu, this junior has come today because he wishes for senior to have a look at this junior’s spear technique! Might Senior be willing to have a look?” Wu Long was still using the respectful tone when he spoke those words.
Qin Yu turned his head around.
“Spear technique?” A smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. “Good, you can use it and let me see it. You do not have to use energy with it.”
Wu Long immediately stood up strong like a javelin. He extended his left hand and a crimson colored long spear appeared within his palm. Wu Long said. “Senior Qin Yu, back then, this junior managed to attain some comprehension as he saw Senior’s spear technique. After this junior returned, he spent a total of seventy seven years and finally managed to create this set of spear techniques. This junior is unable to be like senior and condense all of the greater Daos into one strike and was only able to distribute his comprehension within nine different forms to create a set of ‘Bloodfire Nine Forms.’”
As he said that, Wu Long’s left hand was jolted. His crimson spear had left his hand!
This set of spear technique was extremely fierce. There was layer upon layer of spear silhouettes. In an instant, the entire sky was filled with spear silhouettes. It was like a sea of blood filling the sky. That nine forms spear technique, each strike was stronger fiercer than the previous. Furthermore, they press forward without exception.
A low shout.
Immediately, the endless sea of blood disappeared. Replacing them was a condensed blood arrow. As if it was ripping apart the space, that blood arrow violently flew. That blood arrow was that crimson colored spear.
The nine forms spear technique’s demonstration had ended.
Wu Long held the end of the shaft of the spear. The spearhead was thrust forward.
A clear space ripple was actually shot out from the spearhead. It only dissipated after flying for several hundred meters. Like a sculpture, Wu Long remained there without moving for a long time. Only then did he slowly put back the spear.
Qin Yu’s eyes were a bit shiny.
“Not bad. Your spear technique possesses a killing intent a tier higher than mine. A courageously advancing killing intent. Furthermore, it possesses that ‘either you die or I die’ sort of life-risking strength.” Qin Yu nodded and smiled. “Your spear technique is already very exceptional. Without using your body’s energy, you’re already able to create space ripples. This spear technique… if you were to use it, then ordinary level nine Devil Emperors should be no match against you.”
Qin Yu’s comprehension level was much higher than Wu Long’s. Thus, he was able to naturally create a very clear judgement.
According to Qin Yu’s speculation, Wu Long’s current spear comprehension was only comparable to that of the Monkey and Ape Clan’s Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes.
“What Senior said is right.” Wu Lan was very convinced.
Qin Yu continued to smile and said. “You’re of the Asura Devil Path right?”
“Yes.” Wu Long nodded. He was a bit confused. Why did Senior Qin Yu ask about the ‘Asura Devil Path?’
Qin Yu nodded and said. “Then it makes sense. The cultivation method of the Asura Devil Path has influenced you. Although it allows your spear technique to be filled with killing intent and amplifies its power by a lot, it also… causes your defense to decrease as it increases the attack power. Although your spear technique can be considered pretty decent, with your strength and comprehension, I believe… it is possible for you to double the power of this spear technique within a hundred years.”
“Double the power?” Wu Long was overjoyed.
Last time, Wu Long managed to attain a moment of enlightenment that allowed him to rapidly reach the level nine Devil Emperor. However, it had only allowed him to reach the level nine Devil Emperor level. If he wanted to progress even more… then like before, he would have to spend a very long period of time.
However, Qin Yu was able to allow him to double the power of his spear technique within a hundred years. This caused him to become unable to resist his excitement.
“Might Senior be willing to teach this junior?” Asked Wu Long respectfully.
“I will demonstrate it to you once. As for whether you’ll manage to comprehend it, it’ll depend solely on you.” With a brush of his hand, a bamboo branch that still had bamboo leaves on it, flew into Qin Yu’s grasp. “Pay close attention.”
Wu Long immediately raised his concentration to the peak. He was completely focused on Qin Yu.
Qin Yu slightly smiled.
Holding the bamboo branch, Qin Yu walked to a bamboo tree. He used this bamboo branch and softly hit the bamboo tree. With a mere hit, the bamboo branch cut halfway into the wrist-sized bamboo tree.
“If you manage to comprehend it, then good. If not… then do not ask me about it.” After Qin Yu finished saying that, he removed his hand from the bamboo branch. The bamboo branch remained embedded in the bamboo tree.
As for Qin Yu, he returned to his bamboo pavilion house.
“What, what did Senior Qin Yu do earlier?” Wu Long stood to the side. It was as if he had entered into a chaotic state. “The branch was not damaged in the slightest. Even the bamboo leaves were not damaged in the slightest. However, this bamboo branch managed to cut into half of the bamboo tree.”
Wu Long shook his head. “No, Senior Qin Yu did not use any energy. None at all. But how is it possible for a branch to cut through the bamboo tree without the use of energy? And even the leaves on the branch were not at all damaged?”
Qin Yu, who was inside the pavilion house, glanced at Wu Long who was standing there, lost in thought. He then lightly smiled.
The comprehension towards the ‘Dao,’ was not something that could be taught through words. It could only be demonstrated through some simple methods so that others could comprehend it. For Qin Yu to demonstrate it so that Wu Long could comprehend it was much easier than for Wu Long to blindly search for comprehension himself.
However, even if this was the case, it was still not something that one could achieve comprehension on easily.
“If he comprehends it, then the ‘Bloodfire Nine Forms’ would not have that weak spot anymore.” Qin Yu sighed lowly. He then disappeared from the room.
Inside the Qin Palace’s main hall, Qin Yu was bidding farewell to a large group of people. He had told them that he had to go out for a bit to handle some affairs. And this time around, Qin Yu was leaving by himself. Even Hou Fei and Hei Yu could not follow him.
Qin De and Qin Feng were thinking about asking when Qin Yu would be back. Qin Yu who was uncertain about the timing merely said that he’d return within three years.
In the boundless Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Qin Yu executed his Greater Teleportation with astonishing distance. When traveling by himself, he was much faster than when traveling with Hou Fei and Hei Yu. In less than a day, Qin Yu had entered the Dark Star Realm.
The Dark Star Realm that was extremely mysterious to the people of the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm was not secretive at all to Qin Yu.
The northeast region. The mysterious Dark Star Realm.
On the Gold Punishment Star of the Three Great Sacred Planets. On the summit of the Sacred Mountain in the middle of the enormous city in the Gold Punishment Star. A large number of experts were gathered upon those eighteen mountain tops. Compared to the last time Qin Yu came here, there were many many more experts gathered here.
The matter of the Gold Punishment Lord’s Divine Tribulation had caused numerous Gold Punishment Sect’s disciples scattered around the Dark Star Realm to rush back.
As he walked into the Front Palace, Qin Yu saw an acquaintance… Great Elder Fu Lan.
“Ah, Consecrated Liu Xing, you’ve finally come? Vice Sect Master Liu Lan and Great Squad Captain Wen Feng have been waiting for you.” Said Great Elder Fu Lan excitedly. “Consecrated Liu Xing, quickly prepare so that you can go to the Guard Elder together with Vice Sect Master Liu Lan and Great Squad Captain Wen Feng.”
Qin Yu was puzzled.
“Great Elder Fu Lan, why are they waiting for me? What matter might there be for us to go to the Guard Elder? Wasn’t His Majesty the Gold Punishment Lord about to undergo the Divine Tribulation?” Asked Qin Yu in succession.
Great Elder Fu Lan said in astonishment. “Consecrated Liu Xing, you don’t even know about this? Although His Majesty’s Divine Tribulation is quite important, the matter regarding the next successor to the Gold Punishment Lord is even more important. Consecrated Liu Xing, you, Vice Sect Master Liu Lan as well as Great Squad Captain Wen Feng are all qualified to compete for the position of the Gold Punishment Lord. Before the competition, you all are required to go to the Guard Elder.”
“Why are we going there?” Asked Qin Yu curiously.
Great Elder Fu Lan said somewhat enviously. “I too want to know. Regardless, those who possess the qualifications to compete for the position of the Gold Punishment Lord are all required to go to the Guard Elder. I still do not have that qualification.”
Qin Yu understood it now.
“Go quickly, every single time, it had always been those who are qualified going to the Guard Elder together. Vice Sect Master Liu Lan and Great Squad Leader Wen Feng are waiting for you. If you were to not show up, then it’ll be considered as you voluntarily renouncing your right to compete for the position of the Gold Punishment Lord.” Said Great Elder Fu Lan with a smile.
“Renounce? How is that possible?” Said Qin Yu while smiling.
He immediately discovered Wen Feng and Vice Sect Master Liu Lan with his Divine Awareness. Immediately, he proceeded to walk over to where Wen Feng was.