Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 10 – Lending a Hand
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The moment when Qin Yu saw Xing Yuan, he was completely surprised.
There was a vast number of villages outside of Yuchi City, never had he expected that they would actually be allocated to the same village. Furthermore, he had actually never run into Xing Yuan in the past three hundred years in the village. Qin Yu understood that this was mostly because he had come out too infrequently as he had spent the majority of his time researching the ‘Array Path’ in the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
“Xing Yuan, you also know Qin Yu and his brothers?” Li Liao said in surprise.
Qin Yu and his brothers all knew Li Liao as Li Liao was the sort of person that one becomes familiar with right away as he would be able to chat a whole lot with anyone.
“Qin Yu?” Xing Yuan was slightly surprised.
Qin Yu smiled and said. “Brother Xing Yuan, I actually have two names. In the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm, I was called Qin Yu. When I was in the Dark Star Realm, I was called Liu Xing. You can just call me Qin Yu in the future.”
“So that was the case.” Xing Yuan nodded.
Even now, Xing Yuan did not suspect Qin Yu’s identity. He had thought that Qin Yu created the name Qin Yu because he had frequently wandered the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.
“Brother Xing Yuan, let me introduce you to them. This is my second brother Hou Fei. This is my third brother Hei Yu.” Seeing Xing Yuan, Qin Yu’s mood had become extremely good. Hou Fei and Hei Yu both greeted Xing Yuan with a smile.
Xing Yuan also squeezed out a smile and greeted them.
Qin Yu had already felt that Xing Yuan had some sort of difficulty when he first saw him. And now, he was even more perceptive of that. Immediately, he asked. “Brother Xing Yuan, I see that you have something you’re worried about?”
“Xing Yuan, look.” Li Liao suddenly said as he pointed to a distant place.
They saw a middle aged couple bringing a purple clothed woman walking over to the Village Chief’s house. Xing Yuan’s gaze immediately fixed onto that purple clothed woman. His gaze was fixed onto her for a very long time, not leaving her for a second.
“Big brother, this Xing Yuan has fallen for that girl.” Hou Fei giggled and said beside Qin Yu in a low voice.
Qin Yu and Hei Yu also had smiles on their faces.
“Brother Xing Yuan, never had I expected that in such a short period of time after your ascension to the Divine Realm, our Dark Star Realm’s Gold Punishment Lord would’ve found a woman that he loves. This is truly something that I must congratulate you for. Haha…” Said Qin Yu in a jokingly tone.
Contrary to Qin Yu’s expectations, Xing Yuan instead gave a long sigh. “Gold Punishment Lord? In the Divine Realm, regardless of what position one had in the lower realm, it is all useless.”
Qin Yu nodded in understanding. “For the experts of the Divine Realm, there are those that have grown up in the Divine Realm, as well as those that have ascended from a lower realm. There are tens of thousands of cosmic spaces like the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. In the Divine Realm, the status one had in the lower realm is indeed of no use.”
“However, Brother Xing Yuan, if you like that woman, why are you sighing?” Qin Yu asked in curiosity.
Li Liao who stood to the side also shook his head. Xing Yuan shook his head, sighed and said. “I am ashamed. Regarding this, it was during the first day that I arrived on this Sealfeel Village. At that time, I ran into…”
“Zi Yun and I are both interested in each other. However, her parents’ demands. You must know of my difficulty.” Xing Yuan had a face filled with bitterness.
Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other.
The magnificent Dark Star Realm’s Gold Punishment Lord was actually vexed to such an extent because of two million Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones.
“Xing Yuan, leave this matter to me.” Said Qin Yu directly with his Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Hearing the voice in his mind, Xing Yuan was unable to refrain himself from looking at Qin Yu in shock. In the Divine Realm, if one wanted to send a voice transmission via Divine Awareness, one must at the very least be able to extend one’s Divine Awareness past one’s body. However, in order to accomplish extending one’s Divine Awareness past one’s body, one must at the very least reach the Mid Level Deity stage.
Qin Yu had ascended later than him. In merely over a thousand years, how was it possible that Qin Yu had reached the Mid Level Deity?
What Xing Yuan didn’t know, was that Qin Yu’s soul’s level was not that of a Mid Level Deity but instead that of a High Level Deity.
“Xing Yuan, do not be surprised. A house in the Yuchi City. Good. After we finish paying the taxes, I’ll go to the Yuchi City with you and purchase a house. What do you think?” Qin Yu continued to talk to Xing Yuan via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Xing Yuan was unable to do Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. Thus, all he could do was nod his head thankfully.
Merely, Xing Yuan was puzzled in his heart as to how Qin Yu was able to take out a large amount like two million Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones?
Outside the courtyard manor of the Sealfeel Village’s Village Chief. At this moment, more than ten thousand people were gathered. Who would dare not to come to the tax collection from the people of the Black Dragon Pool?
When Qin Yu and them arrived, they discovered that there were thirty men wearing battle armors standing at the frontmost location. The leader of those thirty men, a youth, was looking at everyone present with a chilly gaze.
“Everyone, like before, everyone that has managed to pass the Divine Tribulation will have to pay a tax of a thousand five hundred Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones every thousand years. Come one at a time.” That youth said in a clear voice.
Immediately, the villagers of Sealfeel Village walked forward one by one. Once a person paid their taxes, that youth accepted the Divine Spiritual Stones with a flip of his hand.
“Storage Divine Artifact.” Seeing this scene before him, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock. “A mere subordinate of the Black Dragon Pool actually also possesses a Storage Divine Artifact. This Black Dragon Pool is indeed amazing.”
What Qin Yu didn’t know, was that although the Black Dragon Pool was a very enormous power, they still did not possess that many Storage Divine Artifacts. Only during the moments when collecting taxes would the group that goes to collect taxes be entitled to use them for the time being. After they had finished using it, they were to return it back to the higher authorities.
“Big brother, look.” Hou Fei pulled Qin Yu’s shoulder. Qin Yu looked to the location where Hou Fei pointed to. Qin Yu saw that Zi Yun and Xing Yuan were currently being extremely intimate with each other. Qin Yu was unable to refrain from smiling.
One by one, the villagers went up to pay their taxes.
Zi Yun and Xing Yuan also walked up one after the other.
“Little sister Zi Yun.” Upon seeing Zi Yun, that youth immediately started smiling. “You haven’t forgotten your big brother Qiyan right?”
Zi Yan wore a purple gauze jacket. Her long ink-colored fine black hair poured down her shoulder like torrents. She was indeed a very classy beautiful woman. Zi Yun lightly smiled and said. “How could I possibly forget about big brother Qiyan? Never had I expected that in just a million years, big brother Qiyan would manage to reach such a level in the Black Dragon Pool.”
“Little Yun, you do not have to pay taxes.” Liu Qiyan laughed and said.
Xing Yuan who stood beside Zi Yan frowned. That Liu Qiyan glanced at Xing Yuan and laughed. “Little Yun, who is this Low Level Deity? Is he a new servant that your family has hired?”
Xing Yuan and Zi Yun’s expressions both slightly changed.
“Little Yun, I have personally come to the Sealfeel Village this time around for two things. First is to collect taxes and the second is to purpose for your hand in marriage from your parents. The two of us are childhood sweethearts who have grown up together in the Divine Realm. And now, I could also be considered as having achieved some success. I presume you’ll surely not refuse that, right?”
Liu Qiyan completely ignored the existence of Xing Yuan as he spoke.
Zi Yun’s parents from behind them walked forward. A smile was on their faces. They seemed to be extremely easy to get close to. The gazes they looked at their daughter Zi Yan with were also extremely loving.
“Qiyan, we cannot allow our Zi Yun to go to the Black Dragon Pool and suffer hardships with you.” Zi Yun’s mother said.
Liu Qiyan immediately said. “Aunty, you are someone who have watched me grow up. You also know of my feelings for Little Yun. Tell me, do you think I would let Little Yun suffer hardships? After all these years of being in the Black Dragon Pool, I can be considered to have attained a position for myself. In the East City District of the Yuchi City, I have just recently purchased a house. In the future, Little Yun could just go and live comfortably there.”
Zi Yun’s mother’s eyes immediately shined. Zi Yun’s father also nodded his head lightly.
Liu Qiyan immediately turned his gaze to Zi Yun.
“I cannot.” Zi Yun immediately said.
Liu Qiyan did not say anything in response. Instead, he looked to Zi Yun’s mother. Sure enough… Zi Yun’s mother frowned. She reprimanded her. “Little Yun, your big brother Qiyan has grown up together with you. Could it be that all the years of feelings that you two have for each other is inferior to the one that you have together with this Xing Yuan who has just ascended from the lower realm? Instead of training hard, he decided to pursue love and affection. What sort of accomplishment would such a person attain in the future?”
Xing Yuan was stunned by her speech.
“Aunty, Little Yun might just be momentarily deceived by that man’s graceful words and flowery speech. For such a person that have just ascended to swindle Little Yun like so, this man who lives off a woman, his sweet speech and honeyed words skill is truly too amazing. You cannot blame Little Yun for falling for this man’s lies.” Liu Qiyan had a set of sincere expression as he said those words.
Zi Yun was so angry that her complexion had turned deathly white. As for Xing Yuan, he was looking at Liu Qiyan coldly.
“Little Yun, this man is merely a Low Level Deity, how would he be able to protect you? Anyone in the Divine Realm is capable of easily ravaging him. This sort of man is unworthy of you to act like so.” Liu Qiyan persuaded.
“Not long ago, I reached the High Level Deity stage. Although a High Level Deity cannot be considered as anything much in the Divine Realm, at the very least I have the ability to defend myself. Furthermore, standing behind me are the Heavenly Deity level experts of the Black Dragon Pool. At the very least, in the range of the Yuchi City, no one would dare to humiliate any one of us from the Black Dragon Pool.”
Liu Qiyan’s tone was extremely gentle. However, everyone could sense the disdain he had for Xing Yuan in his speech.
The residents of the Sealfeel Village also started discussing among themselves. An overwhelming majority of the people were in favor of Liu Qiyan. They believed that Zi Yun should go with Liu Qiyan. As for the number of people that supported Xing Yuan, they were extremely few. As for Qin Yu and his brothers, they were standing on the side watching.
Xing Yuan clenched his fists tightly. His finger joints had turned pale.
However, could he resist? His opponent was a High Level Deity. Furthermore, he had a small squadron beneath him composed of mostly Mid Level Deities. What could a Low Level Deity like him who had just ascended be able to do?
“A bandit from the Black Dragon Pool actually dares to talk so big like so. It seemed that being a bandit is a glorious thing.”
“Who is it?!” Liu Qiyan’s expression immediately changed. He immediately looked to the direction where the voice came from.
Qin Yu was smiling. Hou Fei and Hei Yu were beside Qin Yu. The three of them walked over like so. “What? Could it be that what I said was wrong? A little Black Dragon Pool’s bandit underling like you actually dares to act so arrogant, truly…” As Qin Yu said that, he even shook his head and sighed a couple times.
Liu Qiyan frowned as he looked at Qin Yu. “Who are you? I have grown up in the Sealfeel Village, I know almost everyone from the Sealfeel Village, where did you come from?”
Liu Qiyan was able to sense that Qin Yu possessed strength no weaker than his. Thus, he had grown a bit cautious and did not talk to him with the disdain that he possessed when talking with Xing Yuan.
“Ascender.” Qin Yu smiled and said. “A Deity that has ascended a bit over a thousand years ago. What about it?”
“Little Yun, follow me home.” Zi Yun’s mother suddenly frowned and said.
Qin Yu immediately turned to Zi Yun’s mother, he slightly bowed and said. “Aunty, I am a good friend of Xing Yuan. Brother Xing Yuan had managed to find a precious medicinal herb in the wilderness a while ago. The name of it was ‘White Feeler Grass.’ I also possess some connections in the Yuchi City and have just sold this White Feeler Grass and obtained three million Low Level Divine Spiritual Stones for it. I have yet to give these three million Low Level Divine Spiritual Stones to Brother Xing Yuan yet.”
Qin Yu flipped his hand and a bag appeared out from thin air into Qin Yu’s hand.
“Storage Divine Artifact?” Upon seeing this scene, Zi Yun’s parents, Liu Qiyan and a large number of people all opened their eyes wide in shock.
Liu Qiyan was extremely shocked. “A High Level Deity after ascending over a bit over a thousand years? Storage Divine Artifact? Furthermore, having the means to sell medicinal herbs in the Yuchi City? What sort of background does this guy have exactly?”
Liu Qiyan was merely a low level underling in the Black Dragon Pool. He knew that the Black Dragon Pool’s Lord Black Dragon would not take care of someone with power for a mere underling like him.
“Brother Xing Yuan, what are you standing there for? Since you’ve given me the White Feeler Grass, I naturally have to pay you after I sold it. Here are a total of three hundred High Level Divine Spiritual Stones, you’d best count them properly.” Qin Yu urged.
Xing Yuan woke back up. He immediately said. “Brother Qin Yu, you truly have my thanks. I am merely shocked that this White Feeler Grass actually sold for such a high price.” As he said that, Xing Yuan outstretched his hand and received that bag of Divine Spiritual Stones. He opened the bag and looked at it slightly. No matter how calm Xing Yuan was, he was still unable to refrain his hands from shaking.
“Big brother Xing Yuan, let me see.” Contrary to expectations, Zi Yun was extremely excited. She promptly opened the bag to see. The only reason why her parents didn’t agree to her being together with Xing Yuan was because he possessed no house.
Somewhat emotional, Xing Yuan raised his head and looked to Qin Yu and his brothers. What he saw was Qin Yu and his brothers winking at him.