Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 8 – Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Robin and Phillip
After spending thirty six Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones, Qin Yu set up a Gold Attribute Conversion Array and sat within the formation array. The Elemental Spirit Energy, after passing through the Conversion Array, was changed into Gold Attribute Energy. Soon after, the energy was frantically absorbed by Qin Yu.
Never had there been anyone in the Dark Star Realm that dared to absorb Gold Attribute Energy so crazily like Qin Yu. Thirty six Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones was so extravagant that likely even the main formation array of the Mulberry Receiving Village could not compare to it.
However, even though that was the case, there was still not enough Gold Attribute Energy for Qin Yu to absorb.
“The martial techniques of the Dark Star Realm are truly blessed by the world. To change the body fundamentally… it is no weaker than ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ martial technique.” Qin Yu felt very relaxed.
His body had already transformed to a frightening level. And now when absorbing the Gold Attribute Energy, he was simply absorbing as much as possible.
The cultivators in the Dark Star Realm trained to precisely increase their body’s level. That is, the amount of capacity they have toward Gold Attribute Energy. The larger their body’s capacity, the more they’ll be able to absorb.
However, what about Qin Yu?
His body had long since reached a frightening level. His body’s capacity was frighteningly large. He could absorb as much as he liked.
“There’s still not enough Gold Attribute Energy.” As Qin Yu absorbed the energy, he did not sense any great change in his body. Thus, he started to ponder.
“I’ve forgotten that this is Jiang Lan’s Realm!”
Qin Yu laughed at himself. He waved his hand and undone the Gold Attribution Conversion Array. At the same time, he disappeared from the private room. Setting up formation arrays in the Jiang Lan’s Realm, would Qin Yu even need to use Elemental Spirit Stones?
In the Jiang Lan’s Realm, he was omnipotent!
In Jiang Lan’s Realm’s space, Qin Yu was standing in the air.
“Inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm, I could make the Conversion Array as big as I want it to be.” Qin Yu pointed forward. A golden ray of light flew out from Qin Yu’s finger. Casually, Qin Yu drew a formation array. After a while… a golden formation array with a circumference of over ten thousand miles was created.
With an intention, that enormous formation array with a circumference of over ten thousand miles started to revolve. It started absorbing a large amount of Elemental Spirit Energy and began converting it into Gold Attribute Energy.
“Decrease the conversion speed by half.” With an intention, the conversion speed of the formation array immediately decreased by half.
Immediately after, Qin Yu sat inside the great formation array with his legs crossed. The Gold Attribute Energy that covered the entire sky started to rush into Qin Yu’s body from all directions. It rushed into Qin Yu’s muscles, bones, muscle fibers, and even the cells.
Qin Yu’s entire body was being slowly transformed.
“Now that I’ve decreased its speed by half, its speed is the same as my absorption speed now.” Qin Yu was very satisfied. “When comparing the two, the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body has some weak points. The Nine Steps Dark Gold Body focuses the most the bones and secondly the muscles. However, this Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique instead pay equal attention to the bones and muscles.”
When comparing toughness, Qin Yu’s bones were now comparable to that of a Mid Quality Divine Artifact. However, his muscles’ toughness were likely only comparable to that of a Low Quality Divine Artifact. If he were to be attacked by a Mid Quality Divine Sword, then he would likely bleed. Yet, it would be unable to break through his bones.
After three entire days and nights.
With such a frantic amount of Gold Attribute Energy rushing into his body, Qin Yu’s bones and muscles were changing unceasingly. After three days, Qin Yu’s body had finally reached the limit that it could bear. If he were to continue to absorb… then his body would turn into metal.
With a whip of his hand, Qin Yu undid the ten thousand miles circumference great formation array.
“To me, the Gold Punishment Sect’s primary, middle and advanced martial techniques are all the same.” Qin Yu lightly smiled. He then took a step and disappeared into the air.
The difference between the primary, middle and advanced martial techniques was that they determine the speed at which one’s body transformed. However, for Qin Yu… his body had already been trained to a successful level. Currently, he was merely going through a process… a process to transform his exterior.
Qin Yu’s strength did not change much. However, he now possessed the Gold Punishment Sect’s Golden Force flowing through his body.
Qin Yu directly arrived at Ye Qu’s residence. At this moment, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were training. For the time being, Qin Yu did not wish to bother them.
“Ye Qu!” Qin Yu saw Ye Qu who was not far from him.
Ye Qu stopped his training and turned around to look at Qin Yu. Immediately, he opened his wide mouth and started laughing. “Qin Yu, how does it feel now that you’ve arrived on the Dark Star Realm?”
“Pretty good.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. “However Ye Qu, I’ve just recently obtained a Gold Punishment Sect’s training technique. It is only a primary level training technique. But, after I trained in it, I discovered that the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ appeared to be inferior to the Gold Punishment Sect’s training technique.”
“For real?” Ye Qu did not believe it one bit. “That’s absolutely impossible.”
With a wave of his hand, Qin Yu took out a jade slip. On the jade slip recorded the martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect.
Ye Qu received the jade slip from Qin Yu and then inspected it. He carefully pondered for a moment and then said to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, I believe that the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique is inferior to my Dinosaur Clan’s martial technique!”
“Why is that? When the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body reaches the ninth stage, one’s bones will be comparable to High Quality Divine Artifacts. However, one’s muscles will be a level weaker. However, when one reached the pinnacle of the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique, both one’s bones and muscles would be comparable to a High Quality Divine Artifact. Which one’s better and which one’s worse is obvious.” Said Qin Yu.
Ye Qu shook his head. “That’s wrong. If two people, with the same aptitudes, were to train respectively the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body and the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique, the one who trained in the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body would certainly be stronger.”
“Let me tell you, the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body, is a martial technique that one can train anywhere. However, what about that Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique? One can only train that after constructing a Conversion Array. This is the first reason. The second reason is that the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body does not require the use of Elemental Spirit Stones in setting up a formation array. However, the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique do. The amount of Element Spirit Stones that would be used would be a large expense. “
Ye Qu said confidently. “And the most important reason is… bones are naturally much tougher and stronger than muscles. The Nine Steps Dark Gold Body allows for those who are strong to become even stronger while simultaneously increasing the power of the muscles. However, what about the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique? When one first trains in it, it would not increase the the toughness of the bones. Instead, it increases the toughness of the muscles. It would wait till the two reach the same level before slowly increasing both of them together. For the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique to be like this… it would definitely be extremely difficult to reach the peak in the martial technique. That is because the bones are most definitely easier to reach High Quality Divine Artifact level hardness compared to the muscles!”
Qin Yu immediately started to laugh.
“Ye Qu, never had I expected that what you said would be pretty reasonable.” During his training, Qin Yu had also sensed that it was much easier to increase the toughness of the bones compared to increasing the toughness of the muscles.
Muscles not only need to be hard, it was more important for them to be tough. In order to transform the entire body’s muscles, it required an extremely careful and slow process. However, what about the bones? Although toughness was important, hardness was even more important.
“I can assure you that… when the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique is trained to the later stage, it is completely impossible to reach the pinnacle where it could be compared with a High Quality Divine Artifact without outside help!” Said Ye Qu with absolute certainty.
Qin Yu was shocked. “How did you know that?”
The martial technique that he had given to Ye Qu did not state that. Qin Yu only knew about it from Xu Zong’s memories.
Ye Qu said confidently. “That’s because my Dinosaur Clan has tried multiple times to use energy at the same level as the Elemental Spirit Energy to train. The muscles would only be able to obtain the hardness of Mid Quality Divine Artifacts. Only the bones, due to the fact that they’re superior to begin with, would be able to become comparable to High Quality Divine Artifact. I do not believe that… without using external help, the people in the Dark Star Realm would be able to make their muscles reach the High Quality Divine Artifact level.”
Qin Yu nodded and smiled. “That’s right. If one were to continue to train on a planet, one’s muscles would at the very most reach Mid Quality Divine Artifact level. As for the method that the Dark Star Realm used to solve this difficult problem, it is… with the help of gravity!”
“Gravity?” Ye Qu grew confused. “How does that help you?”
“Dark Star!” Said Qin Yu.
Ye Qu’s expression changed. “Impossible. Different Dark Stars possess different gravity. Some Dark Stars possess gravity so strong that even experts that have reached the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body cannot withstand it. Upon setting foot on those stars, their entire body would be crushed to pieces. Even the soul cannot escape.”
Qin Yu understood that the Dark Stars are, in his master Lei Wei’s previous cosmos, the science and technology cosmos, the ‘Neutron Stars,’ ‘White Dwarf’ and other planets with frightening level of gravitational force.
Different Dark Stars possessed different level of gravity. Some of the frightening Dark Stars possessed attractive force approaching that of Black Holes. Even bodies that are as tough as High Quality Divine Artifacts would also collapse under the weight.
“I do not believe that the people from the Dark Star Realm are capable of finding Dark Stars that are most suited for them to train on where the gravitational force just happened to be their limits and not surpass their ability to bear the weight. How could there such a coincidence?” Said Ye Qu with certainty. “Back then, the seniors of my Dinosaur Clan had also once thought of using Dark Star’s gravitational force to train. However, many of the seniors instead lost their lives when they step foot onto the Dark Stars with terrifying level of gravity. Since then, no one dared to enter a Dark Star without permission.”
Qin Yu nodded.
It was indeed very difficult to tell how strong a Dark Star’s gravity was. Some Dark Stars possess very weak gravity, that even ordinary Immortal Emperors would be able to bear. However, there are some that possess extremely strong and terrifying gravity. They’re so strong that even Nascent Souls would be crushed by it.
“I also do not know how the seniors of the Dark Star Realm managed to find a Dark Star that suited their needs. However, what I do know is… they have the legendary ‘Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars.’ These eighteen Dark Stars are respectively suited for one starred Emperor level expert to eighteen stars Emperor level expert. Those who are able to persist for two entire hours on a Dark Star would be able to be rated with stars according to the Dark Star.” Said Qin Yu with a smile.
Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars. Eighteen King Level Dark Stars.
The legendary Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars were something that practically everyone in the Dark Star Realm knew about. More than half of the experts in the entire Dark Star Realm were training on those Dark Stars.
As for how these thirty six planets that just so happened to be suited for King and Emperor level experts were discovered, Qin Yu had no idea. Qin Yu had the same thought as Ye Qu, this was practically impossible.
For example, in order to find a Dark Star suitable for an eighteen star Emperor level to train on, at the very least the person finding the Dark Star ought to be an eighteen star Emperor. That was the strongest one could be before ascending to the Divine Realm. For such an expert to go find Dark Stars, while it’s one thing if he managed to find one, but if he were to find a Dark Star with a gravity stronger than what he could bear, then it would mean that he’ll die instantly.
How many eighteen star Emperor level experts are there in the Dark Star Realm? It’s likely hard for there to even be one. So how would they possibly be able to risk searching for Dark Stars?
“If they were to slowly draw closer to a Dark Star and withdraw when unable to bear the gravity and descend when they are able to; using this kind of method should be able to allow them to find a Dark Star.” Suddenly, such an idea came to Qin Yu’s mind.
However, merely after a moment, this idea was rejected by Qin Yu.
“I am truly foolish.” Qin Yu laughed at himself.
If one were to do what Qin Yu suggested earlier, then while flying near the Dark Star Realm, what would be resisting the gravitational force of the would not be one’s body but instead it’ll be the energy within one’s body. The stronger the body’s energy was, the stronger the gravity it could resist.
Those who cultivate and train their body, their body was usually more powerful than the energy they have in their body.
For example, when training in the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body,’ one would use the Nine Steps Force to resist the gravity when flying. However, the body’s tolerance is usually stronger than the Nine Steps Force. By slowly approaching the selected Dark Star type planet, it would definitely be unable to reach the body’s limit and would have no effect on training the body.
Outside the Mulberry Receiving Village of the Dark Star Realm.
A lot of the youths of the Mulberry Receiving Village were gathered together. In the middle of the group of youths were Xiu Ya who had trained for three days now. Xiu Ya had absorbed the golden liquid in the Golden Core and then the Gold Attribute Energy. And now, her strength had just reached the one star King level.
“Little Ya, congratulations. Starting from today, you would be ranked amongst the top five from your generation.” Said a brown haired youngster while smiling.
The several tens of youths in the surrounding were all chatting and laughing. For there to be an outstanding talent in their village, of course all the villagers would be happy.
Suddenly, a blond girl spoke out. “A’Ya, exactly how strong is that Liu Xing? He appeared to be very outstanding. From the way I see it…. it’s very possible that he’s a fake expert.”
“Don’t talk gibberish, that Liu Xing has at the very least killed Xu Zong.” A youth defended Liu Xing.
The blond haired girl humped. “That’s hard to say. It’s likely that Liu Xing killed Xu Zong with a sneak attack. That is not enough to show that he’s powerful. A’Ya, say, is that Liu Xing very powerful?”
Xiu Ya wanted to speak.
However, she remembered what Qin Yu had asked her to do. He didn’t want her to speak of his strength.
“Since A’Ya isn’t even speaking, seems like that Liu Xing is really nothing great.” That blond haired girl grew even more certain. “From the way I see it, that Liu Xing would at the very most be a one star King level expert. He’s about the same level as the current A’Ya.”
Xiu Ya said angrily. “I am much weaker than Lord Liu Xing. You all didn’t know about this but.. three powerful King level Metal Beasts were about to kill me, but Lord Liu Xing killed all three of them in a blink of an eye.”
“Blink of an eye?” Everyone was startled.
“Impossible!” Immediately, a couple young males and females all spoke out.
However, just when they were talking about that. The brown haired youngster from before suddenly frowned. “Stop making all this noise. There’s a group of people coming toward our village from the south.”
Immediately, this group of youths all grew quiet and looked to the south. A moment later, several hundred silhouettes had rapidly flown over from the sky. Afterwards, they descended outside of the Mulberry Receiving Village. They were led by three middle aged men.
“They’re from the Golden Sun Village!” The brown haired youth frowned and immediately said with a clear voice. “This is the Mulberry Receiving Village, what might the Golden Sun Village come here for?”
Of the three middle aged men who lead the group, the one in the middle stepped forward and said. “I am the village chief of the Golden Sun Village. Not long ago, we encountered a herd of Metal Beasts and were forced to migrate our village. Only after we finished selecting our new village location did we discover that… your Mulberry Receiving Village is located less than a hundred miles from our new village location. Thus, we decided to come and greet you all from the Mulberry Receiving Village.”