Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 23 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
“Rumble~~~” The forest was trembling. The entire Mount Bewitch You was trembling unceasingly. Shattered stones were rolling down the mountain, never stopping for anything. The large trees were smashed apart. The flowers and plants were stepped upon… The entire Mount Bewitch You had become a mess.
“Qin Yu, show yourself!”
The furious Xiong Hei was frantically clearing out the entire Mount Bewitch You with his spiked club. The entire ‘Mount Bewitch You’ was trembling under the overflowing rage that Xiong Hei was displaying. “Boom!” “Boom!” “Boom!”… The numerous large craters left by the spiked club caused the entire Mount Bewitch You to seem like a face overgrown with scars.
Xiong Hei flew to the foot of Mount Bewitch You. He stood beside Daoist Liu Xu and Mei Ji. Xiong Hei was gasping in a low voice. He held his spiked club with one hand. His pupils appeared to be burning with a luminous frantic rage. He was looking through the entire Mount Bewitch You. It seemed as if he was trying to find out where Qin Yu was hiding.
“Big Brother Xiong Hei, don’t be angry.” Daoist Liu Xu advised.
However, Xiong Hei seemed to have not heard what Daoist Liu Xu said and continued to look at the Mount Bewitch You.
“Big Brother Xiong, isn’t it merely a single Qin Yu? It’s not worth it for you to be so angry over him.” Mei Ji advised with a soft voice.
Xiong Hei’s furious gaze ruthlessly stared at Mei Ji. This caused Mei Ji to immediately grow silent. Seeing that Mei Ji had grown silent, Xiong Hei once again looked back at Mount Bewitch You.
“Big Brother Liu, what’s going on with Xiong Hei? Is it worth being so berserkly angry just because he was trapped for over two hundred years?” Said Mei Ji to Daoist Liu Xu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Daoist Liu Xu glanced at Xiong Hei. He replied to Mei Ji with his Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Logically, he shouldn’t be. However, Mei Ji, do you still remember the words that Qin Yu had said?… ‘Xiong Hei, you have tolerated what others cannot tolerate.’ Say, what do you think Xiong Hei tolerated in that great formation array? For him to be so angry right now, could it be that it have something to do with what he had tolerated?”
“That’s right. It’s very possible.” Mei Ji voiced her approval. “However, what sort of humiliation did Xiong Hei endure?”
Daoist Liu Xu and Mei Ji could never imagine that the extremely haughty Xiong Hei would kowtow to Qin Yu.
“Liu Xu!” Xiong Hei’s gaze have suddenly shifted to Daoist Liu Xu.
Xiong Hei’s terrifying gaze had caused Daoist Liu Xu to become extremely cautious. “Big Brother Xiong Hei, is there something you need me for?” Daoist Liu Xu did not wish to anger this crazy bear. Especially now when this crazy bear was in a berserk state.
Daoist Liu Xu still remembered the time when Xiong Hei didn’t have his Heavenly Divine Artifact. At that time, he was able to fight against him for several hundred years while holding the upper hand the entire time. And now, after Xiong Hei had been bestowed a Heavenly Divine Artifact by Lord Black Dragon, his strength had become the strongest among the three. This was also the reason why Xiong Hei became the one with the most influence among the three.
“Liu Xu, aren’t you pretty proficient in formation arrays and such? Immediately set up a large formation array and burn down the entire Mount Bewitch You completely!” The gaze that Xiong Hei looked to Mount Bewitch You contained savage cruelty. “I must definitely find this Qin Yu. Even if I can’t find him, I must destroy his mountain.”
Although Xiong Hei was uprooting the entire Mount Bewitch You earlier, he had at the most managed to create some large craters and break apart some large trees on the Mount Bewitch You. As for the entire mountain, it was still standing.
“Destroy this Mount Bewitch You? This would be quite simple to accomplish. We merely need to use Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames.” Said Liu Xu with a smile on his face.
As a Low Level Heavenly Deity, Liu Xu’s strength could not be regarded as being powerful. However, he was proficient in some of the minor arts. For him, destroying Mount Bewitch You was extremely easy.
“Big Brother Liu, let’s see your skills.” Said Mei Ji sweetly.
Daoist Liu Xu’s body started to float. He casually threw thirty six Mid Quality Divine Spiritual Stones off from his hands. These thirty six Mid Quality Divine Spiritual Stones landed all around Mount Bewitch You and covered it completely.
Magnificent marks, seals and symbols were being unceasingly emitted by Daoist Liu Xu’s hands.
To outsiders, those peculiar marks, seals and symbols, were extremely profound and complicated. However, to those who were proficient in the formation arrays, they would be able to tell what use each of the marks, seals and symbols had, with a single glance.
After spending almost two hours, a great formation array, that covered the entire Mount Bewitch You, had finally taken form.
“Chi chi~~~” The entire great formation array was emitting rays of golden light. At the same time, countless golden flames had engulfed the entire Mount Bewitch You like a flood. Among these golden flames were some blue flames.
Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames!
Had this been in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, then an ordinary level nine Immortal Emperor or Demon Emperor would be unable to resist these flames. However in the Divine Realm, the Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames would only at the most burn down trees, plants and some ordinary demon beasts of the Divine Realm.
The ordinary demon beasts of the Divine Realm were beasts that had not reached even the Deity stage. When they encountered the Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames, they would only be burned to death as they uttered their miserable shrieks.
All sorts of miserable shrieks were sounding unceasingly. The animals of the Mount Bewitch You that had originally hidden themselves from the disaster before, had now been met with a new disaster. Had it been Black Divine Flames, then they would be able to die instantly and not suffer. However, Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames were only able to slowly burn them to death and causing them to suffer for even longer.
The trees had been reduced to ashes. The lake water had dried up. Even the plants on the rocks had been completely burned to nothingness. All that remained were some stones that had cracked apart from being burned. The stones of the Divine Realm were deserving to be called the stones of the Divine Realm, the most the Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames managed to do to them was to split them open; they were unable to burn them to ashes.
After burning for about an hour, the overflowing flames reflected a golden color to the several thousands of people standing at the foot of the mountain.
The Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames started to dissipate. The entire Mount Bewitch You had turned bare. All that remained were the ugly stones. Merely looking at the scene before them, one cannot imagine how enchanting the scenery this mountain possessed before was.
“Big Brother Xiong Hei…” Daoist Liu Xu looked to Xiong Hei beside him.
Even though they had burned down Mount Bewitch You, they still had not seen Qin Yu. Just like that, Qin Yu had disappeared. He had disappeared before everyone’s eyes.
Xiong Hei’s eyes radiated a dark black shine as he ran his eyes over the bare Mount Bewitch You. He then said coldly. “Humph, while he might be able to escape once, he will not be able to escape for a second time. Let’s go, we’ll return to the Black Dragon Pool.”
“Yes, Big Brother Xiong.” Said Mei Ji sweetly.
Right after walking two steps, Xiong Hei saw the stele. On the stele were the words ‘Mount Bewitch You.’ Because of the fact that this stele was located on the foot of the mountain, it had not taken any damage.
Upon seeing this stele, Xiong Hei was immediately reminded of the master of this Mount Bewitch You, Qin Yu. Upon thinking of Qin Yu, he started to feel a heart-piercing sense of disgrace and humiliation.
“Humph!” With a kick like an enormous hatchet, Xiong Hei struck that stele.
“Bang!” The stele split apart. It split into four pieces. Only the ‘Bewitch’ word remained intact. The thousands of troops of the Black Dragon Pool, without suffering any damage, left under the leadership of the three Heavenly Deities. All that remained was a burned-to-bare Mount Bewitch You and a shattered stele.
Inside the second layer space of Jiang Lan’s Realm.
Outside of an elegant courtyard manor. There was a thick and solid large tree filled with leaves. Below the large tree were three cyan colored stone tables. Uncle Fu, Hei Yu, Wu Lan, Wu He, Lu Shui and Hong Yu were sat in the two tables. All six of them possessed gazes of worry.
It was because before Qin Yu entered the courtyard manor, he had told them… “Everyone, this time, I will be entering seclusion training to achieve a breakthrough. This time’s training is extremely important to me. It also possesses some dangers. Furthermore, I do not know how long it will take for me to achieve a breakthrough, nor do I have certainty that I will be able to accomplish it. I wish that you all do not worry about me. At the very least… this time’s training does not possess any dangers to my life.”
After he finished saying that, Qin Yu patted Hei Yu’s shoulder and walked into the courtyard manor.
Not posing any danger to his life?
Hei Yu did not believe that. He believed that Qin Yu deliberately said that to console him and let him be at ease. Hei Yu looked to the couple people here and said in a solemn tone. “In the time that big brother undergoes his breakthrough, I shall wait here. From today on, you all cannot be noisy here so as to not disturb big brother.”
Uncle Fu and them also nodded.
Ever since then, the five of them did not say a single word. They quietly waited.
Hei Yu looked to the quiet courtyard manor and started worrying. “Big brother, you must definitely not lose your life over the ‘Stellar Transformations.’”
Inside the quiet courtyard manor. Inside Qin Yu’s room.
Qin Yu sat cross-legged on the praying mat, quiet and motionless.
Actually, it was still months away from the time of his breakthrough. However, Qin Yu had already finished his preparation. However, even now, Qin Yu had yet to discover the most perfect evolutionary path.
“Will I die?”
Qin Yu asked himself.
If he did not pursue perfection and proceed on toward the safest evolutionary path, he would definitely not die. However, the safest evolutionary path was also the weakest one.
To create an unprecedented martial technique was dangerous to begin with. This was especially true for an utmost top-notch martial technique.
Inside the Stellar Space. The entire space had been distorted and was revolving because of the ‘Origin.’ Like an angry ocean, it was moving up and down unceasingly. At this moment, Qin Yu’s awareness was sensing this sort of fluctuation.
His awareness had completely fused with the Stellar Space. He was feeling the change within the space, the change within the Origin, from the inside while also feeling the entire flour paste space on the outside.
“What exactly is the flour paste space?’ Qin Yu’s awareness came in touch with the flour paste space. Rays of ancient aura entered Qin Yu’s awareness. They caused Qin Yu to feel more and more calm.
Tranquility. It was so calm that it seemed that there were no movement at all.
As time passed, Qin Yu suddenly felt as if the entire Stellar Space had turned into an ‘embryo.’ At the same time, the Stellar Space was also Qin Yu. Qin Yu had turned into an ‘embryo.’
As for the ‘flour paste space,’ it was the abdomen of the mother.
This was the sort of sensation that Qin Yu was feeling. Although this sort of sensation was strange beyond belief, for some unknown reason, Qin Yu was enjoying the aura of the ‘flour paste space.’ His awareness even had the sensation of sleepiness. In such a state, time passed…
The time of a couple months passed in a blink of an eye.
The evolution of all these years; at this moment, the Origin had shrunk to its limit. If one were to use one’s eyes to see it, then one would only see that the Origin had turned into an extremely small black hole. Because of the fact that the Origin was too small, it had caused the surrounding space to completely cave in.
As for Qin Yu, he was still in that sort of drowsy state. Qin Yu’s was even displaying a peaceful appearance on his face. It was like the innocent smile of a baby.
However, under this sort of state, different scenes were unceasingly flashing through Qin Yu’s awareness.
Nebula, Meteor, Stellar Core, Planet, Star… The scenes of the evolution of the cosmos was flashing through Qin Yu’s mind unceasingly. The speed at which these scenes were flashing through Qin Yu’s mind was tens of millions times faster than Qin Yu’s speed of deduction.
At the same time, when his deduction reached the ‘Origin Stage,’ his awareness was still deducing. At this moment, the speed at which his awareness was conducting the deduction was billions of times faster than before. All of this was happening when Qin Yu was in a drowsy state.
It was as if a lightning had struck in Qin Yu’s awareness. It had instantly woken Qin Yu up.
At the moment when Qin Yu woke up, the Stellar Space had already reached the pinnacle of its development. The Origin had already shrunk to its limit. If Qin Yu did not wake, then perhaps the Origin would’ve exploded. Without any guidance, the primitive explosion would cause Qin Yu’s awareness to also crumble with it.
“Origin, Origin… so, so it was actually a, it was actually the most primitive bit!”
Qin Yu had a feeling of enlightenment. Although he did not understand the principle behind it, there was a voice roaring in the bottom of Qin Yu’s heart. “That’s right. That is the most correct path! That is the most perfect evolutionary path!”
It was that path!
At this moment, Qin Yu’s physical body that was sitting cross-legged inside the room suddenly disappeared. That’s right, Qin Yu’s physical body had disappeared.
Inside the Stellar Space.
Qin Yu’s physical body suddenly appeared. At this moment, Qin Yu’s hands were spread open. His eyes were closed. He was standing in the middle of the Stellar Space. At this moment, Qin Yu was immersed in a kind of extremely profound and extremely extraordinary state of mind.
Qin Yu still had his eyes closed. However, he pointed at the Origin with a single hand.
Like a peanut being split open, with a ‘kacha’ sound, the Origin split open in half. The upper half of the Origin started emitted a cyan stream of air. The cyan colored stream of air was suring out. In an instant, it had engulfed the entire Stellar Space.
As for the other half of the Origin, it started emitting a turbid gray stream of air. The gray stream of air was also frantically engulfing the entire Stellar Space. In the Stellar Space, these two streams of air, the cyan and the gray, had started to tangle together. It was like they were fighting each other.
Qin Yu’s eyes were still closed.
A tranquil smile suddenly appeared on Qin Yu’s face. With a hand to the sky and another hand to the ground, Qin Yu softly shouted. “Splitting the Heaven and Earth apart!” After he finished shouting that, Qin Yu abruptly opened his eyes.
“Huff!” The cyan colored and gray colored streams of airs that were tangling with each other, seemed to have received guidance. The cyan colored stream of air started flying upwards whereas the gray stream of air started flying downwards.
Qin Yu’s body was increasing in size. It was growing unceasingly.
The bigger Qin Yu’s body became, the higher the cyan colored stream of air was lifted upward… as time passed, the cyan stream of air had finally condensed into a cyan colored layer. As for the gray stream of air, it had turned into the boundless earth.
In an instant, Qin Yu had returned to his original size.
He raised his head and looked to the sky. That cyan colored sky was pure like a celadon pottery. He then looked to the ground under his foot. The ground was boundlessly vast. Like that, it continued to spread… Its area was so huge that Qin Yu was unable to determine how big it was at all. That was because the range of this land was spreading unceasingly.
“Is this what it meant by splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart?” Only now did Qin Yu come back from that profound and mystic state of mind. Seeing what he had done, Qin Yu also felt it to be hard to believe.
[TL: Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart is in reference to the creation myth of Pangu where he created the world by disconnecting the heaven and earth from each other. Basically, Qin Yu has created a world?]
[ED: To be more specific, before the creation of the universe, there was only chaos(flour paste) and then it condensed into the cosmic egg(the origin), then Pangu(Qin Yu) woke up(the lightning part) inside the egg(and Qin Yu also felt it was like an embryo, so…) and then split the egg apart, creating the yin energy(described as murky, known here as gray) which formed the earth, and creating the yang energy(described as clear, known here as blue) forming the sky.]