Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 5 – Endless Deductions
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Only after he completely refined the ‘God Sealing Pagoda’ did Qin Yu realize its true power. When the ‘God Sealing Pagoda’ absorbs its target, it would both attack the target’s soul and devour its target.
If one’s soul were too weak, one would experience a very miserable state after encountering the God Sealing Pagoda.
“In the Divine Realm, one’s strength is directly proportional to one’s soul’s level. Those Heavenly Deity level experts, each and every one of them possesses souls that have reached the ‘Embryo’ stage. When attacking with the soul, I am still inadequate by far.”
[TL: I have decided to change pre-infant soul stage to Embryo soul stage.]
Qin Yu understood in his heart that the so called soul attack was the same as causing the target to be in a muddle headed state and then devour his opponent.
“Even though I’ve managed to completely refine it, my soul’s level is too weak. If I were to rely only on the God Sealing Pagoda, I suspect that I would only be able to handle High Level Deities.” Qin Yu estimated in his heart.
Attacking with the soul was the same as attacking with one’s Divine Awareness. Under the assistance of the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness has already reached the Low Level Heavenly Deity level. He was able to completely subdue a High Level Deity.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s voices sounded from outside. Uncle Fu’s voice also sounded. “Master, I have already brought Hou Fei and Hei Yu over. The three sets of three thousand six hundred Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones that need to be delivered have also been prepared.”
Only then did Qin Yu walk out from his house.
“Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, how is the refinement of your Grandmist Spiritual Treasures going?” Said Qin Yu as he smiled. The current Hou Fei and Hei Yu seemed more confident compared to before.
Hou Fei smiled and said. “Although I have only refined thirty percent of the Divine Craft Flying Yamen, its speed is already extremely fast. In the Jiang Lan’s Realm, if we aren’t using teleportation or greater teleportation, I am able to throw off Mixed Hair Bird in a blink of an eye.”
Hei Yu lightly smiled and said. “Regarding the Snowthread Gloves, I too have refined about thirty percent. However, it has already increased my strength tenfold. Currently, when confronted with me, Monkey is only able to run away.”
Qin Yu was slightly shocked.
With merely thirty percent refinement, it had actually increased Hei Yu’s strength by that much. However, once he thought about it, Qin Yu understood why. The reason why it increased Hei Yu’s strength tenfold was because Hei Yu was too weak to begin with. This made it seem as if the amount of strength it had increased with was a lot.
“Mixed Hair Bird is too powerful. Those Snowthread Gloves are too crazy! Not only did they increased his attack power by many times, they can also shoot out transparent threads to attack.” Hou Fei sounded helpless.
Hei Yu said confidently. “Not only can it shoot out threads to attack, it can also condense those threads into an inescapable net. These Snowthread Gloves indeed possess an amazing level of offensive power. However, I am still unable to execute the true inescapable net. My level of refinement is still not enough.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s strength had increased by quite a lot. However, their gap with Qin Yu was still extremely evident.
Even if Qin Yu didn’t use his Divine Spear Waning Snow and only used his God Sealing Pagoda, he would still be able to easily seal Hei Yu and Hou Fei, who had just reached the Golden Soul Pellet Stage, into the God Sealing Pagoda. They were simply not at the same level.
“Although Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are very important, one’s own cultivation level is even more important. The two of you need to earnestly continue your training.” Entrusted Qin Yu. He then smiled. “Well then, let’s go and deliver those Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones.”
Qin Yu first spread out his Divine Awareness from the Jiang Lan’s Realm and inspected the surroundings. Only then did Qin Yu and his brothers appear out from the end of this mine cave.
Qin Yu and his brothers were all carrying a few Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. They calmly proceeded to walk toward the outside. After all, the three of them couldn’t just carry a large number of Low Quality Divine Spirit Stones out with them.
Following the tunnels, Qin Yu continued forward unceasingly. Fortunately, Deities for the most part possessed very good memory. Although they had only been here once, the three of them still remembered the route completely. After passing through a tunnel, Qin Yu noticed a lot of miners.
“Hey, big brother, look over there.” Hou Fei said in a low voice. “Each and every one of them has a tool in their hand.”
Qin Yu looked over. Sure enough, each and every one of the miners was holding a small pouch. Within the pouch was a tool. Some of the miners were holding that tool. It was a tool with the appearance similar to a shovel.
“Is it for mining?” Qin Yu frowned.
Qin Yu suddenly remembered. When he first came to the Divine Realm, that little squadron captain Huang Xu had said that ascenders are weak and cannot use their hands to split open the stones of the Divine Realm. At that time, Huang Xu had demonstrated that with a battle blade.
“Mining, it cannot be done using hands. There is a need for tools. However, why don’t the three of us have tools?” Thought Qin Yu puzzled.
“Big brother, there’s a place that we haven’t been to yet.”
Hou Fei flipped his hand and took out a thing. It was the key that they had been given when they arrived here!
“Hopefully no one noticed that we have never been to our housing location.” Qin Yu and his brothers immediately sped up. They quickly passed through the subterranean mine tunnel and arrived above ground. They started to proceed directly toward the location of their housing.
The housing region was extremely vast. Numerous rooms were densely packed and placed in picturesque disorder. There was a number on the door to each room.
Qin Yu and his brothers easily found their rooms. The three of them had rooms right next to each other. In front of their doors was a hexagonal hole. Qin Yu and his brothers all placed their hexagonal keys into their respective hexagonal holes.
With a ‘ka!’ sound, the three doors were all opened.
In all three rooms was a bed, a praying mat, a large bag, a small pouch and a shovel. Qin Yu and his brothers went into a single room.
“This shovel is a Low Quality Divine Artifact.” Qin Yu pointed to the shovel and said. “In the Divine Realm, the status of the Low Quality Divine Artifacts is like that of my hometown Hidden Dragon Continent’s extremely ordinary metal weaponries that are present everywhere. As for Mid Quality Divine Artifacts, they possess the same status as those of Metal Essence Weaponries. They are much more precious. As for the High Quality Divine Artifacts, they are comparable to the Mortal Realm’s Mystic Metal Weaponries.”
Once Qin Yu said those, Hei Yu and Hou Fei managed to easily understand the difference between the three levels of Divine Artifacts.
All of Qin Yu’s knowledge regarding the Divine Artifacts was obtained from back when he flipped through some of the golden scrolls that gave a rough summary of refinement knowledge, back in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.
“Big brother, it would seem that in the Divine Realm, the Low Quality Divine Artifact is the most ordinary one that even ordinary Deities are capable of using. However, in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, they are held in extreme importance.” Gasped Hou Fei.
Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “That’s right. In the Divine Realm, if one knows how to create artifacts, then one could casually create Low Quality Divine Artifacts. If one is a bit proficient in the art of creating artifacts, then one would be able to create Mid Quality Divine Artifacts. Those that are more amazing would be able to create High Quality Divine Artifacts. Only a great master would be able to create a Heavenly Divine Artifact.”
“Generally, Deities will use Divine Artifacts. The higher the position the person is, the stronger the Divine Artifact he will be using. As for experts of the Heavenly Deity level, they will generally use Heavenly Divine Artifacts. There might be some Heavenly Deities in dire straits that would use High Quality Divine Artifacts instead.” Said Qin Yu as he smiled.
There were also differences between Heavenly Deities. Those poor and low status Low Level Heavenly Deities might not particularly be better off than a High Level Deity that possesses both status and background.
For instance, people like Qin Yu. They had only reached the Deity stage but already possessed Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
Qin Yu and his brothers all held mining shovels. After all, they must give off an appearance of doing work. As for that large and small bag, the three of them also knew the reason for those two bags. The small bag was for storing Divine Spiritual Stones when mining and the large bag was used to store the Divine Spiritual Stones when delivering them every year.
“Look, there’s a jade slip in this bag.” Hou Fei pointed to the inside of the large bag and said with a surprised expression.
Jade slips, they were the major instruments for storing information in lower realms like the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. But in the Divine Realm… jade slips were extremely cheaply-priced goods. As for the golden scrolls that possessed both greater capacity and better construction, they were something that only people with wealth would use.
Qin Yu swept through the jade slip with his Divine Awareness. He soon became aware of the contents within the jade slip.
It turned out that this jade slip had explained in details the things to take note of when mining in the Divine Spiritual Stone Mine. Furthermore, it had especially mentioned that these two bags, the mining shovel and this jade slip were all items that were lended to the miners and must not be damaged. They were items that were meant to be passed on to the next miner.
“Truly frugal.” Qin Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
Hou Fei also took the jade slip and swept through it with his Divine Awareness. “Hell, they even want us to break up the larger Divine Spiritual Stones into a uniform size. Truly annoying.” Hou Fei looked to the Divine Spiritual Stones in his hand. “Fortunately the ones Uncle Fu gave us are of uniform size.”
In the Divine Realm, the Divine Spiritual Stones are counted through ‘pieces.’
However, there are large ‘pieces’ and small ‘pieces.’ This Divine Realm has a very definite size regulation for a Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stone. At the same time as they mined, the miners are to break up the Divine Spiritual Stones into the correct sizing. Fortunately, the Divine Spiritual Stones are not very hard and can be easily cut apart using the mining shovels.
Three thousand six hundred pieces of Divine Spiritual Stones were placed into the large bag. It filled up over half of the bag.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu also returned to their own rooms. They retrieved their large bags and also loaded it with three thousand six hundred pieces of Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. Like this, the three brothers each carried a bag and proceeded to walk toward the ‘payment office.’
When they arrived at the payment office, Qin Yu and his brothers encountered some soldiers in charge of this place.
“You’re here to deliver the Divine Spiritual Stones? Oh, follow me.” Said a captain like ringleader indifferently.
As this was the first time for Qin Yu and his brothers to deliver the Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones, they were a bit interested. However, the times after that were boring like routine business.
Inside the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
Qin Yu had been wholeheartedly studying the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path.’ Qin Yu did not casually skim over these nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path.’ Instead, he had been carefully studying and comprehending each and every formation array example.
After about sixty thousand years.
Qin Yu had finally finished reading the entire nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path’ once. He did not read the nine hundred scrolls without thinking. Instead, he had read them and carefully and completely make sure he understood every single formation array example.
Qin Yu put away the final golden scroll. He heaved a long sigh of relief.
Qin Yu felt as if he had wandered about unhurriedly in a boundless ocean. In this boundless ocean, each and every droplet of water within it was a formation array. In this ocean of formation arrays, Qin Yu continued to study each and every droplet without stopping.
However, Qin Yu felt that the numerous examples that were presented in the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path’ was merely a billionth region of the entire formation array ocean.
The Array Path was truly too complicated, too extensive. To completely control it was truly too difficult.
“Master.” Uncle Fu appeared outside Qin Yu’s house. “I heard master’s voice. I assume master has finished reading the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path?’”
“That’s right.” Qin Yu’s eyes shined. He knew that Uncle Fu had some comprehension regarding the ‘Array Path.’ Immediately, he asked. “Uncle Fu, is there anything that you can teach me regarding the ‘Array Path?’”
Uncle Fu smiled and said. “Master, I’ll say some of the stuff that old master told me back then. The ‘Array Path’ is like an ocean of formation arrays. Each and every formation array is nothing more than a droplet of water within the ocean. As for all those examples of formation arrays that are mentioned in the nine hundred scrolls, with all of them combined, they are no more than a small corner of the formation array ocean. According to the old master, in order to comprehend the ‘Formation Array,’ one must push forward from the small corner to reach a larger area. After that, one could arrange the gathered information, sum them up and then comprehend the quintessence of the entire formation array ocean.”
Qin Yu nodded in approval.
Formation array started from the simple to the complicated.. They become more and more difficult, more and more profound…
As for how profound and complicated the formation arrays would become, Qin Yu was unable to imagine it. It was just like the overlaying formation array, the complication of the formation array could overlay each other infinite times. Of course, this was under the premise that one was able to control all those layers of formation arrays in harmony.
“The old master had once said that all the examples of formation arrays given in the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path’ are the easiest and most basic formation arrays to the ones that possessed a slight difficulty. In order to comprehend the first stage of the ‘Array Path,’ one merely needs to use the formation arrays presented by the nine hundred scrolls of ‘Array Path,’ and then extrapolate into more and more complicated formation arrays. The more formation arrays you can extrapolate, the more accurate the first stage of the ‘Array Path’ that you comprehended will be.” Said Uncle Fu solemnly.
Qin Yu came to remember.
Uncle Fu had once said that the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had originally spent a million years to comprehend the first stage of the Array Path. He then spent ten million years to comprehend the second stage of the Array Path. However later, he gave up all his knowledge of the array path and began to study it from the beginning again. This time around, he spent a billion years to comprehend the first stage and then merely two hours to comprehend the second stage of the Array Path.
“Perhaps I understand the correct method to study the ‘Array Path.’” Qin Yu nodded.
The current him had merely taken the first step. As for his next step, it required him to continue to derive and continue to develop the various branches of formation array…
“Master, I have another thing to tell you. Another hundred years have passed. Master, you need to deliver the Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones.” Said Uncle Fu with a smile.