Book 14 – The New Sovereign – Chapter 9 – Emperor Level Metal Beast
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Robin and Phillip
Being attacked by a large and powerful herd of Metal Beasts and then forced to migrate the village. This was a common occurrence in all the Gravity Gathered Planets of the Dark Star Realm.
“Jin Feng, if you want to greet our Mulberry Receiving Village, you only need to come by yourself. Why did you bring such a large group of people with you? There are several hundred people. Furthermore, all of them are King level experts. They should all be the third stage experts of your Golden Sun Village, right?”
Following the thick and strong voice, a robust man without any shirt on walked out. It was precisely Si Liu… the number two person of the Mulberry Receiving Village.
The village chief of the Golden Sun Village, Jin Feng, smiled lightly. “The reason why we came was first to greet you all and secondly to ask about a matter.”
“What is it?” Si Liu frowned and said.
Jin Feng’s expression turned cold. “This time, our Golden Sun Village split our people into multiple groups for the migration. Amongst a group of them were a bit over a hundred people… however, everyone in this group has died.”
“Everyone of them died?” Si Liu’s expression took a huge change. Even the group of youths including Xiu Ya were astonished.
It was truly rare for there to be so many people dead at once. That was because the Metal Beasts possess very low intelligence. It is practically impossible for them to kill over a hundred experts at once.
“After we searched, in that group of people, other than Xu Zong, we were unable to find even the corpses of the other people. Also, looking at the injuries that Xu Zong had that caused his death, he ought to have been killed by humans and not Metal Beasts.” Jin Feng’s voice was cold. “In the surrounding area, only your Mulberry Receiving Village is located near there. I want to know whether or not it’s your people that killed Xu Zong and the over a hundred people that were migrating?”
The Golden Sun Village was antagonistic towards the Mulberry Receiving Village. They possess a hatred that has persisted for countless years. Adding on the corpse of Xu Zong, it was no wonder that Jin Feng would suspect the Mulberry Receiving Village.
“No, we haven’t.” Said Si Liu resolutely.
Jin Feng sneered. “Although there is hatred between our two villages, it’s not at a level where you should kill over a hundred of our people at once.”
At this moment, a silver haired old man walked out from the Mulberry Receiving Village. Beside him was precisely Qin Yu.
“Village chief.” Si Liu, Xiu Ya and the rest of the Mulberry Receiving Villagers, all bowed. At this moment, all of the villagers of the Mulberry Receiving Village who had been training in their residences had also walked out. Over a thousand people had gathered here.
“Lord Liu Xing, allow me to take care of this matter first.” This silver haired old man said to Qin Yu via voice transmission.
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
It had been two days since Qin Yu came out from the Jiang Lan’s Realm. These past two days, he had been together with the village chief of the Mulberry Receiving Village, Si Liu’s father… Si Xu. Qin Yu slightly exposed a bit of his strength and Si Xu immediately began to welcome Qin Yu respectfully.
“Village chief Si Xu, could it be that you’re also planning to deny that the over a hundred people of my Golden Sun Village were killed by your Mulberry Receiving Village?” Said the village chief of the Golden Sun Village, Jin Feng, coldly.
Si Xu’s silver brows jumped. He lightly smiled and said. “I admit that Xu Zong was killed by our people. However, the other people were absolutely not killed by our people.”
“Father.” Si Liu looked to his own father with a frown. The matter would become very troublesome once they admitted that they had killed Xu Zong.
Jin Feng laughed out loud. “What a joke! Since you’ve admitted that Xu Zong was killed by your people, how could you not dare to admit that the remaining over a hundred people were also killed by your people? Si Xu, you ought to not be this sort of person.”
Suddenly, a clear voice sounded.
“Village chief of the Golden Sun Village, Xu Zong was planning to plunder my Golden Core and kill me when I was seriously injured. Only then did he get killed. As for the other people, I have never seen them.” Said Xiu Ya as she stared at Jin Feng.
“Little girl, do not interrupt when I haven’t ask you.” Jin Feng shot a cold glance at Xiu Ya. “Furthermore, don’t you dare go and insult the honor of a descendant of my Golden Sun Village. The descendants of my Golden Sun Village would rather die than do that sort of thing.”
Qin Yu who stood to the side merely lightly laughed in his heart. A man whose strength was merely around the level of a level nine Demon King actually dared to be this tyrannic.
“You are Jin Feng, right? That Xu Zong was killed by me. I can bear witness… the descent of your Golden Sun Village, Xu Zong, indeed tried to take advantage of another person’s hard work and tried to kill Xiu Ya.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.
“Who are…” Jin Feng was about to shout and berate Qin Yu. However, when his gaze landed on Qin Yu, his expression slightly changed. Immediately, his manner changed greatly. Courteously, he said. “May I know who Your Lordship might be…?”
Upon hearing these words, the youths that were still disputing with Xiu Ya regarding Qin Yu earlier were all shocked. This was especially true for that blond haired girl. Unable to believe it, she said to Xiu Ya who stood beside her in a low voice. “A’Ya, is that Liu Xing truly that powerful? Even the village chief of the Golden Sun Village has to address him as Lord?”
“Lord Liu Xing is truly very powerful.” Said Xiu Ya with absolute certainty.
In the Dark Star Realm, people would usually address those who are stronger than them as ‘Lord.’ The people in the Dark Star Realm, when compared with the people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms, adored the strong even more. In the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms, those with amazing backgrounds might be able to be respected and revered. However, in the Dark Star Realm, even if it was the son of one of the Three Sovereigns, he should still be looked down upon if he were too weak.
“This is Lord Liu Xing.” Said Si Xu. “Lord Liu Xing only recently arrived at my Mulberry Receiving Village. He had saved Xiu Ya enroute. Jin Feng, could it be that you do not believe in what Lord Liu Xing has said?”
Jin Feng was immediately distressed.
For one, he was unable to sense Qin Yu at all with his soul’s strength. Thus, Qin Yu was at the very least at the same level of power as him. Secondly, Qin Yu was radiating an aura from his body. That kind of aura was something that only Emperor level experts possessed. Jin Feng had only sensed those kinds of auras before, when he met some Emperor level experts on the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars.
“Jin Feng definitely would not dare to doubt what Lord Liu Xing has said. It’s just that, how else did the other hundred people die?” Jin Feng continued. “Furthermore, Xu Zong was amongst the same group as them. How was it possible that such a thing like what Lord Liu Xing said had happened?”
And at this moment, a middle aged man who stood beside Jin Feng raised his head and said. “Lord Liu Xing is extremely powerful and possesses majestic status. Your Lordship is someone that I should not doubt. It’s just that Xu Zong is a descendent of my Golden Sun Village. At the very least, he ought to possess the dignity as a descendent of my Golden Sun Village. The action that Your Lordship spoke of, I am unable to believe that those are things that Xu Zong would do.”
“One may know a person for a long time without understanding his true nature. Do you all understand this principle?” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
These people from the Golden Sun Village had indeed believed themselves to be infallible.
Qin Yu continued. “Furthermore, had it really been as you all had said and that the people of the Mulberry Receiving Village had indeed killed your people, then since they’ve already disposed of the traces of a hundred people, why would they leave the corpse of this Xu Zong behind?”
Jin Feng and the rest of them Golden Sun villagers were dumbstruck.
That’s right. If over a hundred people’s corpse had disappeared, why would the corpse of Xu Zong remain?
“Furthermore, at the moment when I had arrived on the Deep Mulberry Star, I had once used my Soul’s Power to inspect the planet and discovered a large group of Metal Beasts surrounding over a hundred corpses. It’s just that I did not pay much attention to it back then. If my guess was correct, those people ought to be from your Golden Sun Village.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.
In the Dark Star Realm, the people referred to things like Immortal Awareness and Demon Awareness as Soul’s Power as what is used to search was the Soul’s Power anyways. Thus, Qin Yu naturally referred his Immortal Awareness as ‘Soul’s Power.’
The expression of the people from the Golden Sun Village changed.
Jin Feng said coldly. “Lord Liu Xing, you said that your Soul’s Power managed to discover a large amount of Golden Beasts surrounding and attacking a group of over a hundred people? In that case, why didn’t Your Lordship save my clansmen?”
“Save?” Qin Yu was startled.
He had never thought of saving!
This could not be blamed on Qin Yu. During the time when he wandered the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms, when he used his Immortal Awareness to search on a planet, he would frequently discover hundreds and thousands of people fighting on the planet. How could Qin Yu possibly save each and every one of them?
After a long time, Qin Yu had grown accustomed to it.
When he arrived on the Deep Mulberry Star and used his Immortal Awareness to inspect the planet, he had already discovered several tens of battles happening. Could it be that Qin Yu really must go and save the weak? Save all of the weak from the occurring battles?
If he were to save all of them from every single battle that occurred, then he would’ve long since collapsed during the moment when he was wandering the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms.
“Who do you think me to be? Your Golden Sun Village’s protector?” Said Qin Yu coldly. “When I wander the Dark Star Realm, how many battles do you think I discover on every planet I pass? Do you think that I am required to save the people from each and every battle?”
The group of people from the Golden Sun Village were all stunned.
Merely, in their heart, they were angry. After all… Qin Yu once had the opportunity to save their people.
“That village that’s being constructed right now around a hundred miles from here ought to be your Golden Sun Village right?” Qin Yu suddenly said.
“Right.” Jin Feng replied.
Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “Let me tell you all a thing. At this moment, there is a large herd of Metal Beasts. Their number is no less than a thousand. They are currently split into two groups, one from the front and one from behind, proceeding toward your village.”
“Ah?” Jin Feng was startled. Immediately after, Jin Feng spread out his Soul’s Power and then lightly smiled. “A total of a little over a thousand Metal Beasts, although they are a bit hard to take care of, killing all of them is still possible.”
“Do not be too confident in yourself.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
Qin Yu had already discovered that this herd of Metal Beasts was still not at a frightening size. However… the leader of this herd of Metal Beasts was one of the strongest Metal Beasts on the entire Deep Mulberry Star… an Emperor level Metal Beast!
Jin Feng instead had a completely confident appearance. “Lord Liu Xing, could it be that you don’t know that the Metal Beasts are the targets that we people from the Dark Star Realm use to test ourselves? No matter what, it is impossible for them to extinguish our village. At the very least, the Elder would not ignore it.”
“Oh?” Qin Yu said confused. “Targets to test yourselves?”
The village chief of the Mulberry Receiving Village, Si Xu, who stood to the side said to Qin Yu. “Lord Liu Xing, you might now know about this matter. This is what the Elder has told us. The reason why the Metal Beasts came to be, was for the purpose of helping our clansmen grow. However, all of the Metal Beasts are under the control of the Elder and will not endanger the safety of an entire village.”
Qin Yu came to a realization.
Every ‘Elder’ of each Gravity Gathered Planet were there to protect the planet, while monitoring what happens on it. They are there to prevent major catastrophes such as an entire village being wiped out. After all, the population of the Dark Star Realm was small to begin with.
“But the strength of your Elder is inferior to that Emperor level Metal Beast!” Thought Qin Yu in his heart.
The Elder’s Palace was located on top of a mountain peak of the Deep Mulberry Star. That Elder was indeed an Emperor level expert. However, when looking at his soul realm’s level, he was merely comparable to that of a level two Demon Emperor. That Emperor level Metal Beast, on the other hand, possessed the strength of a level four Demon Emperor!
That Elder was simply unable to detect that Emperor level Metal Beast. Thus, how would he protect them?
“As I have said, it’s best for you all to not be overly confident.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
This time, Jin Feng spoke to the group of people surrounding him. “Let’s return first. Although those thousand Metal Beasts or so cannot be considered catastrophic, if we do not return, then it’ll be somewhat hard for the remaining villagers to take them on.”
“Yes, village chief.” Immediately after, those couple hundred people began to rapidly fly toward the direction of the Golden Sun Village.
“Si Xu, follow me, we shall have a look.” Qin Yu suddenly said.
Qin Yu knew very well in his heart, that with merely the group of villagers from the Golden Sun Village, whose strongest individual only possessed the strength of a level nine Demon King, it was simply impossible for them to take on that Metal Beast with a strength comparable to a level four Demon Emperor.
“Okay. I shall have a look as to how this Golden Sun Village will deal with the Metal Beasts’ attack.” Said Si Xu as he nodded. Immediately after, Si Xu followed Qin Yu and proceeded toward the direction of the Golden Sun Village.
Si Liu said to the surrounding villagers of the Mulberry Receiving Village. “Everyone, return to your residences first. Currently, the herd of Metal Beasts is attacking the Golden Sun Village. It might be possible for them to spread over to us. Everyone must be on alert.”
At this moment, Xiu Ya and the group of youths were discussing.
“A’Ya, how strong is that Lord Liu Xing? Earlier, I saw that our Village Chief and the Village Chief from the Golden Sun Village, were both very respectful toward him.” That blond haired girl’s eyes were shining. “Could he be an Emperor level expert?”
Xiu Ya did not speak. Instead, she was looking to the direction that Qin Yu left toward.
“Si Xu, let me ask you a question. Usually, the Metal Beasts possess very low intelligence. What might be the reason for that? Could it be that all of the Metal Beasts possess very low intelligence?” Qin Yu asked in confusion.
Si Xu smiled and said. “Had Your Lordship been training on uninhabited planets?”
“That’s right.” Qin Yu knew that his question was somewhat stupid.
Si Xu nodded and said. “No wonder Your Lordship isn’t familiar with this. Metal Beasts are only born on the Origin Movement Planets. All of the Metal Beasts are very powerful. However, for some unknown reason, they all possess a very low intelligence. But… once a Metal Beast reaches Emperor level, it develops an intelligence comparable to ours.”
“Emperor level?” Qin Yu understood everything now.
No wonder that herd of Metal Beasts cooperated so well when they charged into the Golden Sun Village. It all made sense now.
“However, Emperor level Metal Beasts are extremely rare. While there are a lot of Metal Beasts that have reached the peak of King level, the number of Metal Beasts that have reached the Emperor level, is so small, that it’s frightening. Once they break through that gateway, they will be able to attain intelligence! Metal Beasts that do not possess intelligence are not scary at all. However, once they develop intelligence, even though the body of an Emperor level Metal Beast possesses merely twice the hardness when compared to a peak King level Metal Beast, the difference between their strength is ten times or greater!” Si Xu said solemnly. “Even on the Sacred Planet, there is an organization, the ‘Enforcement Squadron,’ specially created to search and kill some Emperor level Metal Beasts. The reason being, that an Emperor level Golden Beast could easily cause the entire population of an Origin Movement Star to die out. At the very least, in the past hundred million years, there were already five Origin Movement Stars that have been annihilated.”
Qin Yu smiled and said. “Had it not been for my arrival, then the Deep Mulberry Star would have been the sixth.”
Si Xu’s expression changed. “What Your Lordship means is… there’s an Emperor level Metal Beast here? Impossible! How did the Elder not manage to discover it?”
Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward the Golden Sun Village located not far away. “Elder? The Elder’s strength is merely around four star Emperor level or so. However, that Emperor level Metal Beast is roughly at seven star Emperor level! How would your Elder be able to discover it?”