Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 37 – Wretched
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
A Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus had nine flower petals.
As for the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus, it was also called the Seven Petaled Magnificent Lotus. Although the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus was larger than the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus only had a lotus core on top of the lotus seed head. As for the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, although its size was small, it had three sparkling and translucent lotus seeds on top of its lotus seed head!
The three sparkling and translucent lotus seeds were all milky white in colour and emitting a white light.
At the core of the lotus seed head of the nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, that is, the center region of the location of the three lotus seeds, was an ice-cube-like sparkling and translucent black lotus core. This black lotus core radiated a black light and an ice-cold aura.
“No wonder two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses grew. So it was actually the aura radiated by the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus that produced the two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses. However, this Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus is truly tyrannic. It directly absorbed the essence of the two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses to ripen itself.”
Qin Yu finally understood the reason why two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses grew at the same place.
At the same time, the information regarding the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus written in the golden scroll appeared in Qin Yu’s mind. “Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus is a higher class material than the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus. It is considered a legendary treasure. In the history of the Divine Realm, only a single Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus has been discovered before. The most precious part of the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus is its lotus core. The lotus core of a Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus is nurtured through absorbing Grandmist Spiritual Energy. Upon refining the lotus core, it could allow one to create a Magnificent Lotus Clone! Its three lotus seeds are milky white in colour. Each of the lotus seeds possess the ability to revive one from the dead upon eating it. If one were to refine them, then their effect would be even greater…. The nine lotus petals are all precious medicinal herbs. Even its and stem is a treasure. The root is as precious as a single lotus seed.”
The Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, although it was a lotus, it could also be considered to be a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
“Once one refines the lotus core, one can actually create a Magnificent Lotus Clone!” Qin Yu became excited. In the golden scroll that was left behind in the Bewitching God Temple, there contained detailed information regarding all parts of the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus. Furthermore, it was also extremely detailed in how to create a Magnificent Lotus Clone and what uses it possessed.
The more detailed it was, the more excited Qin Yu became.
The preciousness of a Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus was greater than even ordinary second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures!
Even Qin Yu who possessed the Bewitching God Temple wanted to obtain the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus badly. Qin Yu didn’t really care much about the efficiency of the three lotus seeds, nine lotus petals and the stem; what Qin Yu wanted was that black lotus core.
“The information regarding the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus is something that only the upper echelons of the Divine Realm know about. It is likely that Tan Jiu and Liu Yuxi still don’t know about the true preciousness of the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus!” Qin Yu’s attention was cast toward Liu Yuxi and Tan Jiu.
Just like what Qin Yu had anticipated, the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus had only appeared once in the entire history of the Divine Realm. How could two mere Heavenly Deities of the Yuchi City know about the uses of a Nine petaled Magnificent Lotus? Even a lot of the High Level Heavenly Deities didn’t know about it.
Liu Yuxi saw the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus and was shocked. “It actually absorbed the essence of two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses, it is definitely more precious than a Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus. Nine lotus petals? Could it… could it be the legendary Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus?”
During the time when Liu Yuxi and Tan Jiu discovered this location, they also discovered two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses that were still growing.
At that time, neither Liu Yuxi nor Tan Jiu knew about the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses. They had instantly assumed that these lotus flowers were definitely treasures the moment they saw the Unitary Heavy Water. Thus, Liu Yuxi proceeded to investigate using his connections in the Yuchi City when he returned.
In the end, he managed to obtain detailed information regarding how precious the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus was. This caused Liu Yuxi to be overjoyed. In that detailed information that he had obtained, it also slightly mentioned about the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus at the end. It said that above the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus was the legendary Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus. As for the usages of all the different sections of a Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, it did not contain any information regarding that.
Neither Tan Jiu nor Liu Yuxi knew about the usages of the different parts of a Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus.
However, they were certain about one thing… the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus was definitely much more precious than the Seven Colored Magnificent Lotus!
With two Seven Colored Magnificent Lotuses, Tan Jiu and Liu Yuxi was able to split them evenly among each other. However, with a single Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, how should they split it among themselves?
Liu Yuxi who was planning to discuss with Tan Jiu about how to distribute this Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus suddenly has a change in his expression. He was planning to dodge back but an over twenty thousand kilogram strike ruthlessly smashed onto Liu Yuxi’s head.
Like a ball, Liu Yuxi was smashed flying. Ruthlessly, he smashed against the stone wall of the courtyard. Fissures instantly spread across the stone wall.
The strange thing was, Liu Yuxi’s entire skin’s surface was fluctuating like a ripple. That strike to his head surprisingly only managed to crack his head open. His blood flowed out.
With lightning speed, Liu Yuxi rushed out from the huge hole in the wall. On his hands appeared a pair of golden gloves.
Tan Jiu’s scarlet sword brows were raised. He sneered. “Liu Yuxi, your defense is truly powerful. During the time when we were in the Devil Murder Realm, I possessed the strongest offense and you possessed the strongest defense. And now, against my Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifact’s attack, it actually only managed to wound you. Truly admirable, admirable.”
“Tan Jiu, you actually dared to sneak attack me for that Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus!” Liu Yuxi’s expression was extremely unsightly.
Although others might think that Liu Yuxi’s injury wasn’t much when looking at him, but Liu Yuxi himself was very certain that he was extremely lucky to survive Tan Jiu’s sneak attack with all his strength.
The current Liu Yuxi merely had about sixty percent of his strength left.
A sparkle of red light flashed through the gloomy eyes underneath Tan Jiu’s scarlet brows!
“Liu Yuxi, I suspect your soul has been damaged, no? How much strength do you have remaining? Fifty percent? Sixty percent? Haha… Liu Yuxi, seeing that the two of us ascended from the Devil Murder Realm together and have fought each other for so many years, I also have some affection for you. If you were to leave here directly, I shall spare your life.” Said Tan Jiu generously.
Liu Yuxi’s expression was extremely unsightly. His silver brows were furrowed into a line. He said in a low voice. “Tan Jiu, we have been enemies with each other since the time when we were both weak. The two of us have fought each other for billions of years now. We have ascended together and reached Heavenly Deity level at practically the same time. And now, the two of us are both Mid Level Heavenly Deities… To be honest, I have already considered you as an intimate friend of mine. I have even dreamed, dreamed of how interesting it would be if we were to become Godkings. However, I truly never have expected that for a mere Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, you actually went and sneak attacked me!”
“In all these years that we have been in the Divine Realm, the two of us have fought several times. During those times, I discovered that you never fought all out with me. That had led me to think that after all these years, you were thinking the same as me and have also considered me as an intimate friend. However now, it would appear that…” Liu Yuxi’s voice contained traces of grief.
“Intimate friends?” Tan Jiu was startled. His expression also changed.
However, Tan Jiu started laughing coldly. “Haha… what sort of joke are you talking about? I, Tan Jiu, have an intimate friend? Humph humph, whoever it is that blocks my path shall be swept away. In the past, the reason why I have never gone all out with fighting you was because I am not certain that I can kill you and that I want a rival to allow me to improve even faster. Yet this time… the preciousness of the Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus, I reckon it is at the very least as precious as a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. For it, of course I have to be fierce and ruthless against you.”
“Are you going to flee or are you going to fight me for this treasure? You decide!” Said Tan Jiu coldly.
Liu Yuxi who possessed only sixty percent of his strength was still a threat to Tan Jiu. If Liu Yuxi was to fight with the intention of dying, then it was likely that Tan Jiu would only be able to kill him after sustaining serious injuries.
Liu Yuxi glanced at Tan Jiu twice. He slightly nodded and said. “Fine. This Nine Petaled Magnificent Lotus is yours. Let me go.”
Inside a room not far away from the courtyard was Qin Yu. Qin Yu was currently watching all that was unfolding.
After understanding the course of events, Qin Yu can’t help but sigh. “This Liu Yuxi was likely thoroughly disappointed. He had originally thought that Tan Jiu was an intimate friend of his. However, who would’ve expected that Tan Jiu would actually ruthlessly attack him.”
Soon after, Qin Yu calmed his mind.
“Currently, the Divine Spear Waning Snow has yet to absorb even a thousandth of the Dark and Yellow Energy. However, if I want to kill Tan Jiu, I can only use the Divine Spear Waning Snow.” Qin Yu was prepared to attack.
Even though it had yet to even absorb a thousandth of the Dark and Yellow Energy, the Divine Spear Waning Snow’s might had already been increased greatly. Qin Yu was able to sense it very clearly.
As Tan Jiu pressed on the mechanism button, the tunnel leading to the bottom of the Black Dragon Pool started to open.
Liu Yuxi directly proceeded toward the entrance of the tunnel.
The entrance of the tunnel was located right next to Tan Jiu. Right after Liu Yuxi walked to about three meters distance away from Tan Jiu, Liu Yuxi suddenly raised his fists and emitted a dazzling golden light.
At the same moment when Liu Yuxi attacked, Tan Jiu’s nine sectioned whip also turned into a stick and was once again smashed toward Liu Yuxi.
Liu Yuxi’s two golden fists smashed upon the nine sectioned whip simultaneously.
The two people’s bodies were jolted. After that, they flew backwards simultaneously.
Liu Yuxi had a cold expression on his face. “Tan Jiu, you are ruthless indeed. You never planned to let me go. Instead, you were planning to sneak attack me again so that you can kill be even more easily. Isn’t that right?!”
Having been seen through, Tan Jiu did not feel embarrassed in the slightest. Instead, he sneered and said. “Liu Yuxi, there is no need to bother spouting nonsense. Although I have launched a sneak attack on you, weren’t you also trying to sneak attack me? All that intimate friend bullshit that you said earlier, I bet it was all just fake.”
Liu Yuxi said coldly. “Before you launched that sneak attack, I truly had considered you to be an intimate friend. However, once you sneak attacked me, I already knew… even though we knew each other for over billions of years, you were still as vicious and merciless as before. Thus, I knew that… you would definitely not let me go this time around. I wanted to sneak attack you before you do me. However, it would appear that it didn’t work.”
Upon seeing this scene, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.
These two people are truly ruthless. That Tan Jiu said he was going to let Liu Yuxi go but it was actually so that he could sneak attack him again.
Liu Yuxi stopped bothering to talk anymore. He proceeded to charge toward Tan Jiu. As for Tan Jiu, he also charged forward with his nine sectioned whip. These two people were extremely knowledgeable of their opponent’s strength. When they attacked each other, their speed was extremely fast.
“They both aren’t using Spatial Domain and the courtyard was surprisingly not damaged much!”
Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy was closely observing the astonishing power that the two of them were displaying at close combat fighting.
Everywhere the nine sectioned whip and the two fists passed, the space there would be completely distorted. Their Heavenly Divine Energies as well as their powers were completely condensed into their weapons. They were frantically attacking each other.
“Pow!” “Pow!” “Pow!” ….
From time to time, Liu Yuxi’s body would be whipped by the strange nine sectioned staff. However, the skin on Liu Yuxi’s body would occasionally fluctuate like a ripple. Through that, he easily blocked the attacks from Tan Jiu.
Truly an abnormal defense.
Several tens of after images appeared in the courtyard. It was like several tens of Tan Jiu’s were fighting against several tens of Liu Yuxi’s. In the instant of a lightning flash, the two of them had exchanged over a hundred hits.
“If they continued to fight like this, when will the battle end?” Qin Yu gasped in his heart.
However, right at that instant!
Qin Yu’s expression suddenly changed. “Clones!”
That’s right, Tan Jiu suddenly brought out two clones. Due to the fact that they were battling too fast and created that many after imagines, having two more clones was something that one cannot distinguish with one’s naked eye.
Qin Yu managed to discover the clones and Liu Yuxi had also discovered the clones.
The two clones instantly rushed toward Liu Yuxi. Like madmen, they pressed onto Liu Yuxi from either sides.
As if several hundred Heavenly Lightning bolts sounded near one’s ears, parts of the underground mansion started to collapse. Qin Yu had hid himself into the corner of the room. A pillar above him smashed down beside him. However, he did not pay attention to it at all. All his attention was on the battle in the courtyard.
“This Tan Jiu is truly ruthless. He actually self detonated two of his clones.” Qin Yu was filled with shock.
The nine clones of Tan Jiu were all his true bodies. For him to give up two of his true bodies at once, he was truly determined.
“You’re still alive?” Tan Jiu’s cold and indifferent voice sounded.
In the middle of the courtyard, Liu Yuxi was kneeling on the ground on one knee. His body was covered with blood. He looked to Tan Jiu before him with an ice-cold gaze. “Tan Jiu, could it be that you think you’re capable of killing me with merely two clones? Did you forgot that my strongest strength is my defense?!”
A mocking smile appeared on Tan Jiu’s cold and indifferent face.
Although his defense was very powerful, but through the self detonated of two of Tan Jiu’s clones, Liu Yuxi’s injury had become even worse.
Liu Yuxi suddenly raised his head toward the sky and shouted. His head started to shine. Instantly, the space in the entire courtyard seemed to have frozen. Tan Jiu’s expression also changed. “You…”
“Let’s die together.” Craziness flashed through Liu Yuxi’s eyes.
Tan Jiu was very certain that at this moment, Liu Yuxi had ignited his Nascent Soul. The Nascent Soul was the materialistic existence of one’s soul’s energy. The amount of energy it contained was truly astonishing. When exploding the Nascent Soul’s energy at once, one’s Divine Awareness would instantly reach its strongest point and one’s control of the ‘Spatial Domain’ would become even greater.
At the same time, Liu Yuxi launched his final hysterical Divine Awareness attack at Tan Jiu!
Divine Awareness was a manifestation of the soul’s energy. One could attack another’s soul through using soul energy. Merely, with an attack like this, although one might be able to kill one’s enemy, one would still suffer eighty percent of the damage. It was something that no ordinary people would do unless one have the resolution of dying.
Tan Jiu snarled. He instantly turned into seven people. At the same time, three of his clones’ bodies started shining. Even their heads were shining. Those three clones rushed toward Liu Yuxi.
It was extremely hard for one to create clones in the Divine Realm. The reason why Tan Jiu was capable of having nine clones was because he had nine heads. This also allowed him to have nine souls. Only a clone that possessed a soul could be considered as a true clone.
Earlier, when his two previous clones self detonated, he had retrieved the souls from those two clones. However, as for these three clones, he had ignited their souls.
“Ah~~~” Liu Yuxi’s eyes were filled with frantic craziness.
As for the three clones, their eyes were also filled with frantic craziness. An explosion even louder than the one from earlier was heard. “Boom!” The Mid Level Heavenly Deity Liu Yuxi and the three Tan Jiu clones had all perished.
At the same time, the entire underground mansion started to crumble even more severely. The entire underground mansion had turned into a mess.