Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 22 – Kowtow
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The sky was azure like a first-rated celadon pottery. The enormous formation array, with a circumference of ten miles, was still floating in the sky like two hundred plus years ago. Year after year… the sound of rumbles would occasionally sound from within the formation array.
Evidently, Xiong Hei who was trapped within it was still alive!
Below Mount Bewitch You were several thousand troops from the Black Dragon Pool. All of these Deities were chatting or training due to boredom. Other than that, there were some others who had boiled over with rage and started cursing and such.
“It has already been over two hundred years now. Really, this Lord Xiong Hei, why doesn’t he just admit his defeat? Or perhaps he could save some of his strength, why must he continue to resist? He has been unable to come out for over two hundred years now, does he think that he will still be able to come out?”
Said an old man with lush green short hair discontentedly as he sat cross-legged on top of a stone.
Beside this old man were several tens of Deities. Among them, a purple haired woman coldly humped and said. “Old Green Head, do not argue unnecessarily over here. Lord Xiong Hei is not someone who you can evaluate as you wish. Look at how Lord Xiong Hei has been unceasingly attacking, even though he is trapped in the formation array. It has been over two hundred years and he still hasn’t given up. Do you think you’re capable of possessing the perseverance that Lord Xiong Hei has? If you do, I would also admire you.”
“He knows that he cannot break it, yet he still continues to try. Others have said that Lord Xiong Hei’s true form is that of a bear. In the past, I doubted it. However now, mn… it would appear that it is true.” Said a scholarly looking man with a smile on his face as he reclined his back on a large tree.
[TL: Xiong Hei → Black Bear. So Xiong Trapper could actually mean Bear Trapper. But hey, I didn’t want to make assumptions 🙂 ]
To the bored Deities who possessed extremely long life spans, when they happened to see their bosses take a deep fall, it would also bring them quite a bit of delight. Even though they were ordinarily extremely respectful before Xiong Hei.
Qin Yu was sitting cross legged on a lump of green light. That lump of green light appeared like a cloud. Qin Yu had sat like this for over two hundred years already. In the past two hundred plus years, Qin Yu had never moved from this position at all.
Qin Yu’s brows were slightly raised. A trace of smile appeared on his face. He said. “Xiong Hei, it has already been over two hundred years. How much longer are you planning to firmly resist this? As I have said, if you were to kneel and then give me three sounding kowtows with your head banging on the ground to admit your defeat, I would directly let you out.”
Xiong Hei, who was trapped in the great formation array, was currently wearing only a large pair of underpants. His chest, filled with black chest hair, was completely exposed. His exposed thighs were also filled with black hair all over. If one did not look at his face, he really did appear the same as a bear.
“Huff, huff…” Xiong Hei placed his spiked club to the side. He was sitting on the ground gasping for breath.
Xiong Hei turned his head around and looked to the white wall before him. The wall was so white that it was glaring at him. He then looked to the green passageway beside the wall. It was so green that he wanted to puke. They were too monotone. He had been trampled upon for over two hundred years.
“This Qin Yu is truly too crazy.” Xiong Hei clenched his fists in anger. His body was shivering. “Fuck, a couple years ago it was still good. However, why is it that in these couple years, he has been attacking me even though I’m not smashing the walls?”
As time passed, Qin Yu had became more and more proficient in integrating the methods of ‘Killing Array’ to the ‘Trapping Array.’
Experimenting was the best method of learning. This learning of over two hundred years was much more effective than when Qin Yu had analyzed formation array theories for several tens of thousands of years. If this Xiong Hei were to really kowtow and beg for forgiveness, Qin Yu would actually hate to let such a great experiment subject go.
Where could one possibly find another Heavenly Deity to experiment on? Furthermore, this Heavenly Deity didn’t die easily.
“How long do you really plan to imprison me here for?” Xiong Yu suddenly raised his head and roared. His gaze was filled with anger, grief and indignation.
“Don’t worry, I still have a lot of tricks I haven’t used yet. The path of formation arrays is a boundless path. If you were to allow me to take my time and experiment, then even if I were to experiment for ten thousand years, a million years, or a hundred million years, I would still not reach my limit.” Qin Yu’s words contained an unique sense of tone. It was as if he had become infatuated with formation arrays. “Xiong Hei, for you to be able to experience all these formation arrays, you should be proud.”
Xiong Hei was about to collapse.
If he were to enter seclusion training, he would be able to train for millions of years without caring at all. If he were fight at a high intensity with someone, he would be able to fight for several thousands of years with no problem.
However, when being trapped in this Trapping Array, he was mercilessly tormented unceasingly. It was tormenting his mental state. The dry and dull monotonous scenery in his surroundings had caused him to get a headache the moment he looked at those colors. His head hurt so much that it felt like it were about to explode. All of this had caused Xiong Hei to reach his crumbling point.
Especially when he thought of how these sorts of crazy and tensed days would continue for infinity without end.
Xiong Hei was trembling. Even his soul was trembling.
Xiong Hei clenched his teeth. Suddenly, he raised his head and said decidedly. “Qin Yu, Lord Qin Yu, I beg of you, please forgive me. Ah, please forgive me. It is I who had eyes but failed to recognize Mount Tai. It is I who offended you!”
Xiong Hei was unable to resist anymore.
“Oh? Begging for forgiveness? But don’t you forget that I have already said that you have to kowtow with your head banging on the ground three times.” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.
Qin Yu still remembered the time how tyrannical and arrogant Xiong Hei was when he commanded his army and arrived at the Mount Bewitch You. He had frantically smashed everything with his spiked club. However now, his pitiful appearance was truly something that would let one sigh endlessly.
“Kowtow?” Xiong Hei was shivering all over. His dark face had turned deep red like the buttocks of monkeys.
“In that case, you can wait another hundred or two million years. Perhaps my spirit might be high and I might even research for more than a hundred million years. You can just continue to slowly wait in this ‘Xiong Trapper’ great formation array.” Qin Yu’s voice was still as indifferent as before.
A hundred million years?
Sweats the size of beads were dripping down Xiong Hei’s forehead and cheeks. Xiong Hei rubbed his face with his thick and dark hand. His sweat dripped onto the floor. Xiong Hei still had his head down toward the ground, it was unknown as to what he was thinking.
After a long silence.
“Qin Yu, if you agree to a request of mine, I will kowtow at once.” Xiong Hei raised his head. His gaze was filled with determination.
Qin Yu was surprised. This foolish Xiong was really planning to kowtow? In Qin Yu’s mind, he had thought that Heavenly Deities are usually extremely arrogant. It was extremely hard to knock them down from their arrogance.
“Speak, what kind of request is it?” Qin Yu said with a smile. Qin Yu was curious as to what Xiong Hei wanted to request.
“If I were to truly kowtow to you, then you must promise me to not tell others of me kowtowing to you.” Said Xiong Hei solemnly.
“Good, I promise you.” Said Qin Yu straightforwardly.
“Lord Qin Yu, please make a pledge so that I will be at ease.” Xiong Hei continued with his request. Qin Yu however started smiling. “Fine, fine, I’ll promise you. I swear upon the Heavens that if I were to speak of Xiong Hei’s kowtow to me today to others, then I shall be met with the Heaven’s wrath!”
Only then did Xiong Hei had a sigh of relief.
“Lord Qin Yu, I admit my defeat.” Xiong Hei violently stood up. He then kneeled down on his knees. Loudly, he knocked his head down onto the ground three times. “These three kowtows with my head banging on the ground, I wish that Lord Qin Yu will forgive me. Please forgive me.”
After he said those words, Xiong Hei’s forehead was still firmly touching the ground. He was waiting for Qin Yu’s response.
At this moment, Xiong Hei’s heart was soaring with rage. “Qin Yu, once I get out, I will definitely make you regret your conduct and deeds today. I shall make you pay a hundred fold, a thousand fold, for what you have done to me today!”
“Haha… to receive a Heavenly Deity’s three head banging kowtows is a much harder achievement than killing a Heavenly Deity. Haha….” Qin Yu’s loud laughter sounded. Xiong Hei’s face immediately grew even darker.
And at this moment, the Trapping Array that was composed of red, white, black, green and gold colors, started to collapse. The countless number of walls turned into numerous lights. The countless number of marks, seals and symbols had also started dissipating.
Xiong Hei raised his head and looked to the sky. He saw an azure sky and spotlessly white floating clouds…
He lowered his head and looked to the ground. Verdant and lush forest covered the mountain. There were several thousand Deities looking up with their heads raised in shock. Among them were Mei Ji and Daoist Liu Xu.
“I finally have my freedom back!”
Upon obtaining freedom, Xiong Hei felt a burst of delight. He was unable to refrain himself from raising his head and howling. His voice was like thunder rumbling through the entire world.
“Xiong Hei was able to tolerate what others cannot. Qin Yu admires that. Xiong Hei, you can return.” Qin Yu’s voice sounded.
Xiong Hei looked into the distance.
Roughly several hundred meters away from Xiong Hei, Qin Yu was standing in the sky. His long black hair was drifting in the wind. His gown was fluttering.
And at this moment, Daoist Liu Xu and Mei Ji had flown up from below. In only a short moment, they arrived beside Xiong Hei. Daoist Liu Xu asked curiously. “Big Brother Xiong Hei, what did you tolerate?”
Xiong Hei’s eye muscles trembled. A burst of fierceness flashed through his eyes. He said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Liu Xu, Mei Ji, that Qin Yu’s flying ability is extremely keen. His speed is extremely fast. The three of us shall join hands hands and kill him from three sides! The two of you both possess faster speed than me. If the three of us join hands, we should definitely be able to kill him.”
Liu Xu and Mei Ji glanced at each other.
“Big Brother Liu, what do you think?” Mei Ji asked via Divine Awareness.
“It is feasible. Qin Yu would require some time to set up his formation array. The Trapping Array that he had set up earlier has already dissipated. If he wants to set it up again, it would require him a day or two. That is enough time for us to kill him.” Daoist Liu Xu said.
Xiong Hei looked to Liu Xu and Mei Ji. Liu Xu and Mei Ji nodded with smiles on their faces. Xiong Hei’s face immediately bloomed to a full smile.
Xiong Hei coldly glared at Qin Yu who stood afar. He shouted angrily. “Qin Yu, you dared to humiliate me like so. Today, I shall avenge myself!” After finished saying that, like a meteorite, Xiong Hei rushed toward Qin Yu with an aura that could bring about landslides and crack mountains.
As for Mei Ji and Daoist Liu Xu, they had turned into two light winds and proceeded to surround Qin Yu from two sides.
Upon seeing this scene, Qin Yu merely nodded with a smile on his face.
“Sure enough, this is just as I anticipated. However… to be able to force this Xiong Hei to kowtow to me in the last couple months, it could also be considered as being worth it.” Qin Yu had a feeling… that he was only several months away from reaching the breakthrough of the Origin Stage.
Actually, even if Xiong Hei did not beg for forgiveness, Qin Yu would still have to disband his formation array after a couple more months so that he could wholeheartedly devote himself to making the breakthrough from the Origin Stage.
Like a sharp arrow, Qin Yu shot downward. “Where do you think you’re fleeing?!” Xiong Hei’s blood filled eyes were extremely sinister. Like an artillery shell, he smashed downward. As for Mei Ji and Liu Xu, they were also flying downward chasing after Qin Yu.
However, the moment Qin Yu entered the forest, the three of them discovered that…
“He’s gone?” Mei Ji and Liu Xu were filled with confusion.
“He’s gone? Impossible!” Xiong Hei was like a blind man that had gone berserk. He started charging around violently through the entire Mount Bewitch You. Ferociously, he roared angrily. “Qin Yu, show yourself! Get out here!!!”