Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 41 – The Floating Snow City of the Utmost Northern Region
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Among the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm, the Floating Snow City located in the utmost north region of the Divine Realm was a floating city. The city walls of the city were about two hundred feet tall. It was predominantly composed of black boulders. The city appeared like a vicious beast lying in wait.
The Floating Snow City was formed at the same time as when the Divine Realm was formed. The Floating Snow City possessed various exotic features. The boulders appeared to be ordinary. However, even if a Heavenly Deity were to strike at it with all his might, he would still be unlikely to leave a mark on the city walls of the Floating Snow City. The Floating Snow City snows all year round. The snowflakes cover the entire Floating Snow City. Merely, the moment when the snowflakes fall to the ground, they would naturally permeate into the black colored ground and disappear.
There were not many citizens in the Floating Snow City. The number of people numbered only slightly more than ten thousand Heavenly Deity level experts. There was also the Utmost North Sage Emperor and his clan… the descendants of the Jiang Clan.
The clan of the Utmost North Sage Emperor was also called the Imperial Clan. The Utmost North Sage Emperor himself, as well as his clansmen, usually lived in the center region of the Floating Snow City, the Inner Castle. Only the Godkings of the Imperial Clan could be exempted and live outside of the Inner Castle!
Jiang Lan, one of the Three Great Godkings of the Floating Snow City.
He was the most low-key Godking among the Three Great Godkings of the Floating Snow City. Jiang Lan did not take part in any of the matters of the Utmost North Imperial Clan nor would he listen to the orders of the Utmost North Sage Emperor. He lived in a mansion on the eastern part of the Floating Snow City.
On the entrance of the mansion was a board. On the board were two words… “Wood Mansion.”
This Wood Mansion was Jiang Lan’s residence in the Floating Snow City. This mansion had existed for close to the same amount of time that the Divine Realm had existed.
Snowflakes swirled in the air. A group of five people were walking on the streets of the Floating Snow City alongside each other. These five people were all mid squadron captains in the Floating Snow City’s army. One of them was a High Level Heavenly Deity, whereas the other four were Mid Level Heavenly Deities.
The five of them all wore the same sort of black silk gown. On their chests embroidered two golden snowflakes. At this moment, this group of five had walked to the entrance of the Wood Mansion and stopped. They all raised their heads and looked to the Wood Mansion.
“The Heavenly Stellar Prince’s Mansion is so lively. Its disciples numerous. However, the number of disciples at this Wood Mansion is so few. Furthermore, this Wood Mansion is truly too cold and cheerless. Oh, that’s right, Big Brother Gu Liang, when will the Wood Mansion accept more disciples?” A study looking man with a firm and persistent appearance turned around and asked a man beside him.
Gu Liang was the High Level Heavenly Deity among the five of them. He was a promising person who had the potential to be promoted to a large squadron captain in the Floating Snow City.
Gu Liang stroked his aquiline nose, shook his head and said. “The Wood Mansion rarely accepts new disciples. The last time it accepted a disciple was over a billion years ago. Even now, the Wood Mansion only has twelve disciples. Sigh… at the last selection, if I were a bit more careful, I might’ve been able to defeat Liang Yan and become a disciple of the Wood Mansion.”
“Twelve?” A youth among the four that possessed extremely fair skin like snow frowned and said. “The Heavenly Stellar Prince’s Mansion seems to have several hundred disciples. Furthermore, the Wood Mansion has existed for a not much shorter amount of time than the Divine Realm. This Lord Godking of the Wood Mansion…”
Gu Liang coldly humphed and said. “Although the Heaven’s Heart Godking possesses a lot of disciples, exactly how long has he been a Godking? The Wood Mansion’s Godking reached the Godking stage at about the same time as His Majesty the Sage Emperor. Don’t you all know that although they might both be Godkings, there are still gaps between Godkings? If I were to be able to receive the guidance from the Wood Mansion’s Godking, I believe my progress would be extremely fast.”
“Big Brother Gu Liang, you were already a Mid Level Heavenly Deity a billion plus years ago, right? I remember that time the Wood Mansion was planning to recruit two new disciples. The fight for those two disciples was pretty intense. Ultimately, among the two that managed to be recruited, one was a High Level Heavenly Deity and the other was a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. However, I’ve heard that among the twelve disciples of the Wood Mansion, six of them are only Low Level Heavenly Deities. Am I right?” The man with the steadfast appearance asked.
Gu Liang nodded. “That’s right, I also do not understand why the Wood Mansion’s Godking suddenly accepted six Low Level Heavenly Deities as disciples. Sigh… Furthermore, I have obtained some inside information that the Wood Mansion’s Godking would only accept a maximum of twelve disciples. He would only once again accept new disciples should someone die in battle.”
Suddenly, Gu Liang’s expression changed. He glanced at the distance and then said hurriedly. “Those seemed to be disciples of the Wood Mansion. They’re being lead by the Wood Mansion’s Godking. Quickly, move to the side so that we do not block the path of Lord Godking.”
Upon hearing what Gu Liang said, the four other Mid Level Heavenly Deities were shocked jumping. The Wood Mansion’s Godking?
The Wood Mansion’s Godking rarely comes out. Thus, only a few people have seen the Wood Mansion’s Godking before. However, Gu Liang, a Heavenly Deity with a very high seniority, had still seen the Wood Mansion’s Godking before. The five of them immediately moved to the side of the road.
A male and a female. They both wore a cyan colored silk gown. The two of them were respectfully walking behind. These two are the personal attendants of the Wood Mansion’s Godking. They had followed the Wood Mansion’s Godking for a very long time now. The two of them were both High Level Heavenly Deities.
Before the two of them was a man with an indifferent smile on his face, the Wood Mansion’s Godking… Jiang Lan. Jiang Lan wore a black and gold silk gown. He was radiating an ancient aura from his body.
The number of people in the Wood Mansion was extremely low. There were a total of only twelve disciples. However, no one dared to be disrespectful toward the people from the Wood Mansion.
When Jiang Lan reached the entrance of the Wood Mansion, he had slightly noticed the five people far away. He merely lightly smiled and then proceeded to walk pass the gates and into the inside of the Wood Mansion.
“Chu Ji, how is Li’er right now?” While walking in the winding corridor, Jiang Lan asked the male attendant behind him.
Chu Ji had a smile on his face. He said. “Your Lordship, Miss Li’er has been extremely happy these past days. This was especially true after she obtained information regarding young master Qin Yu. However, young master Qin Yu had brought himself a relatively large situation this time around. He had caused numerous Heavenly Deities of the eastern region of the Divine Realm to want to cause him troubles. Even the western region, southern region, southwestern region and numerous other places have Heavenly Deities that have heard about this matter and proceeded toward Yuchi City. Miss Li’er has also been worried for young master Qin Yu because of that.”
The female attendant Ji Shao also smiled and said. “Miss Li’er has truly been working real hard on her training these days. When she returned from the Mortal Realm, she was merely at the Low Level Heavenly Deity level. Never had I anticipated that in such a short amount of time, she had already reached the peak of Mid Level Heavenly Deity. For young master Qin Yu, Miss Li’er have truly bore a lot of hardships.”
Jiang Lan had a cheerful smile on his face. “What I admire the most about Little Yu is the trace of true emotions that still remains in the depths of his heart. It is no wonder that A’Mei would choose him.” Having spoken up till here, Jiang Lan’s expression grew a bit bleak.
“Your Lordship.” Ji Shao and Chu Ji glanced at each other. The two of them both knew about how great of a shock what happened back then was to their Lord ‘Jiang Lan’.
Jiang Lan returned to the present after a short moment of time. He tranquilly smiled and said. “It’s fine. According to what I have investigated, Little Yu’s strength has yet to even reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage. However, he was able to create such a powerful prestige for himself. Little Yu’s potential is still pretty great. Merely, this child is still a bit softhearted. I am afraid that he might not be able to win against that child from the Zhou Clan.”
“Softhearted? Didn’t Your Lordship like young master Qin Yu precisely because of that?” Said Ji Shao with a smile.
Jiang Lan immediately smiled.
“Let’s not talk about this, let’s not talk about this. I am still extremely confident in Little Yu. He has succeeded the Bewitching God Temple and his comprehension of formation arrays is pretty good too. Furthermore, he has that mysterious and strange martial technique. I believe he is extraordinary… If he were to have sufficient time, he ought to be able to satisfy my big brother.” Said Jiang Lan with a smile on his face. He then continued to walk.
The Wood Mansion was extremely large. It was a large mansion that possessed seven entrances and seven exits. There were a total of four gardens. As for Li’er, she lived in a pavilion building inside the Wood Mansion and had two maids attending her.
In the location that Li’er lived in, there was a garden before her building. This garden did not have any flowers or plants. It merely had a nearly ten meter tall black tree with a thickness that a person can hug.
At this moment, inside this garden, there were two maids chatting with each other. Because Li’er was undergoing meditation training, the two of them naturally couldn’t disturb her.
“Big Sis A’Lian, this black tree that’s only ten meters tall is said to be as old as the Wood Mansion.” Said a purple clothed woman as she pointed towards the black tree.
The green clothed ‘A’Lian’ who was beside her shook her head and said. “That shouldn’t be very likely. This Wood Mansion is said to be ten quadrillion years old. It is about as old as the entire Divine Realm. What sort of tree would only be this big after growing for so long?”
[TL: 1*10^16 years old, I know that IET wrote that the Divine Realm was a hundred million and two quadrillion years old. I think this might be a mistranslation in my part due to his writing. This is the raws: 一亿两千万亿 which roughly translated to one hundred million twenty million one hundred million years. Which after some time I figured it was 1.000000002*10^24 years. However, it would appear that IET meant one hundred twenty million one hundred million years. Which means the Divine Realm was twelve quadrillion years old. (1.2*10^16). Don’t blame me, I don’t think IET knows how to number…]
[Kulops: that had been bugging me for so long…]
[Robin: Finally, clarity! :D]
“Big Sis A’Lian, you shouldn’t doubt it. This was something that I heard Lord Chu Ji and other Lords mentioning while they were chatting. This black tree, I believe it’s name was something like Ancient Ironwood Tree!” Said that purple clothed woman.
“Liu Xiang, you said Ancient Ironwood Tree? What sort of tree is an Ancient Ironwood Tree?” This A’Lian has never heard about the great name of the Ancient Ironwood Tree.
That Liu Xiang was about to explain when she saw the three people walking in from the entrance of the garden. She immediately stood up. A’Lian also promptly stood up after seeing her standing up. The two of them respectfully stood to the side. “Your Lordship.”
Jiang Lan nodded. He glanced at that Ancient Ironwood Tree.
This Ancient Ironwood Tree was the oldest and most precious tree in the entire Divine Realm. At the same time, it was also the sole Ancient Ironwood Tree. Back then, when Jiang Lan reached the Godking level, he just so happened to find a sapling of an Ancient Ironwood Tree. After that, when he established his mansion, he placed this Ancient Ironwood Tree inside his Wood Mansion.
This Ancient Ironwood Tree was indeed as old as the entire Wood Mansion.
“Chu Ji, the two of you can stay down here.” Jiang Lan ordered his attendants and then proceeded to walk up the stairs. He directly reached the pavilion and the entrance of the pavilion opened by itself.
Inside the pavilion was Li’er sitting cross-legged on top of a praying mat. On her body was a loose white gown. Her exposed skin was white like cream. Her pair of eyes were lightly closed. Her long beautiful hair reached the ground. She had an extremely serene expression.
The corners of Jiang Lan’s mouth was slightly raised. “Li’er.”
In an instant, a peculiar change occurred in space where the pavilion was located in. It was as if the space here have been isolated from the outside world. Li’er also naturally woke up.
At the instant she saw Jiang Lan, Li’er immediately blossomed to a smile. At the moment her smile blossomed, it was as if the entire world paled in comparison to her.
“Uncle Lan, you’ve returned? Did you manage to obtain information regarding big brother Qin Yu?” Li’er stood up hurriedly. Her long hair started to drift all the way down to her buttocks.
Jiang Lan smiled and nodded. “Oh you, you haven’t seen your Uncle Lan in so long yet the first thing you do after seeing me isn’t asking how your Uncle Lan is, but instead you directly ask about your big brother Qin Yu. This is truly…”
“Uncle Lan!” Li’er’s face instantly turned red.
[TL: I would like to point out that IET used a very confusing word. He used 门人 which literally translates to gate/door man. So my first thought was that it should be gate guard or something similar. However, as I continued reading, it seems to be disciple and gate guard just seemed to be very off. This could make sense because 门 could also mean sect/school. So sect man → disciple. This is just extremely confusing because disciple is usually written as 弟子 in chinese… but this sounds a lot more logical than a doorman or twelve doormen…]