Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 7 – Three Golden Scrolls
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
A person holding a spear was fighting against the Subterranean Cave Dragon?
Qin Yu wanted to curse out in rage. How could those people that they saved be such blabbermouths? And right when Qin Yu and his brothers were looking at each other, a rumbling sound could be heard.
It was the sound of a large number of troops.
Qin Yu and his brothers looked to the depths of the tunnel. They saw numerous Divine Realm’s soldiers running towards them at a high speed. That closely packed army gave off an oppressive sensation.
“Your Lordship, the one thousand soldiers of the Third Great Army are all present.” Said a tall and robust man respectfully.
Yuchi Yang nodded indifferently. His gaze was however still on Qin Yu and his brothers. “Speak, where is that person who held a spear and fought against the Subterranean Cave Dragon?”
“Your Lordship, we did not see him.” Qin Yu said with a light bow. As for Hou Fei and Hei Yu, the two of them merely stood behind Qin Yu without saying anything.
Yuchi Yang closely examined the three with his gaze. He then turned around and looked at the battlefield, filled with bits of bones and flesh. He then looked at the stone walls of the tunnels that had collapsed through the Subterranean Cave Dragon’s claws.
“Where were you three at earlier? How come you didn’t see it?” Yuchi Yang asked with a frown.
Qin Yu pointed to a tunnel that had already collapsed. He said. “Your Lordship, earlier when that Subterranean Cave Dragon came killing everyone, I knew that it was merely a demon beast, so although its attack strength was strong, its soul’s level was much inferior to that of a Deities’. Thus, the three of us hid ourselves within that pile of collapsed and crushed rocks and stones. Only when the Subterranean Cave Dragon left did we come back out.”
“Mn, you’re pretty intelligent.” Yuchi Yang nodded.
With the way Qin Yu explained himself, it was very easy for him to explain about why they didn’t see who it was that battled against the Subterranean Cave Dragon. Hiding within the piles of fallen rocks and stones, how would they be able to see the battle?
Using Divine Awareness to search?
That pile of crushed rocks and stones was located several hundred meters from the battlefield. To allow one’s Divine Awareness to spread out several hundred meters from one’s body was something only a Low Level Heavenly Deity could do.
“The Subterranean Cave Dragon has hidden itself again?”
That Yuchi Yang stared at the surrounding collapsed tunnels. His brows deeply creased. Even if the Subterranean Cave Dragon were to be killed, it should at the very least remain a carcass. Even if it were a Heavenly Deity level expert, it would still not be that easy for him to kill a Subterranean Cave Dragon.
As for Qin Yu and his brothers, from Yuchi Yang’s inspections, only the leader among them, Qin Yu, possessed a soul at the High Level Deity level. The other two were merely Low Level Deities. They were practically not people that can handle a Subterranean Cave Dragon.
“You all can leave now.”
Said Yuchi Yang indifferently.
“Yes, Your Lordship.” Said Qin Yu with a humble yet courteous tone. After that, the three brothers followed the non collapsed tunnel and quickly left the mine.
After Qin Yu and his brothers paid their three thousand six hundred pieces of Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones, they entered a new tunnel of the Divine Spiritual Stone Mine. The three of them continued to walk to the deepest part of the region and then entered the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
In the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.
“Big brother, I was so anxious when that Heavenly Deity was questioning us to see if we managed to see someone battle against the Subterranean Cave Dragon. Who knew that big brother is capable of figuring out an answer to that so quickly.” Laughed Hou Fei with a gaga sound.
Hei Yu also nodded with a grave and stern expression. “That Yuchi Yang, his strength is indeed powerful.”
“He’s a Heavenly Deity.” Qin Yu understood in his heart that although he can fly now, it was only because of the Meteoric Tear. The energy within his body… was still just Divine Energy and not Heavenly Divine Energy.
“The Deities that possess Heavenly Divine Energy are still stronger than me, unless I use the Divine Spear Waning Snow.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
Once he used the Divine Spear Waning Snow, it would not be that hard for Qin Yu to kill a Low Level Heavenly Deity.
“Well then, let’s not waste any more time. Let’s continue training. How far along are you two in the training of the Divine Realm’s body cultivation martial technique that Uncle Fu gave you?” Asked Qin Yu with a smile.
The Divine Realm’s body cultivation martial techniques were something that was relatively precious. However, there was a vast collection of such body cultivation martial techniques in the Bewitching God Temple.
Qin Yu was instead fretting over the fact that there was not enough time. He had practically spent all his time on researching the ‘Array Path.’ Thus, he had temporarily not trained in the body cultivation martial techniques and could only allow his body to increase in strength through absorbing Divine Spiritual Energy. Only, such a primitive method was truly too slow.
Hou Fei shook his head and said. “I haven’t started training in it yet.”
“Neither have I.” Hei Yu also shook his head.
“What’s going on? I ordered Uncle Fu to give those body cultivation martial techniques to the two of you, so why aren’t you training in them? In the Divine Realm, especially at the Deity stage, it is still extremely important to train your body.” Qin Yu said with a confused expression.
The different types of energy in the Divine Realm were primarily separated into Divine Energy and Heavenly Divine Energy.
Among them, Divine Energy was a more violent and savage energy. When training in Divine Energy, the burden on the body was extremely large. One could only attain a higher level Divine Energy through obtaining a stronger body.
However, Heavenly Divine Energy was different. Heavenly Divine Energy was extremely pure and gentle.
Thus, when training one’s body, one merely needs to train to a level where one would be capable of shouldering the Divine Energy of a High Level Deity. That would be sufficient. Of course, there were some Heavenly Deities that would search for an even more valiant body. However, those are extremely few in number.
To Heavenly Deities, the best method for them to increase their strength was through better comprehension of the spatial laws.
“Big brother.” A smile appeared on Hei Yu’s face. “During these nearly sixty thousand years, Monkey and I did not train in the body cultivation martial techniques, but the two of us have been quietly training to increase our soul’s level at a faster speed.”
Hou Fei added. “The bodies of Mixed Hair Bird and I are still relatively good. At the very least, we have not yet reached a level where we would become unable to shoulder the Divine Energy. Thus, we wanted to increase our souls’ level and then train our bodies.”
“Increasing the soul level, that’s good too.” Qin Yu thought about it and then nodded.
From Qin Yu’s point of view, it was a lot easier to train the body than to increase one’s soul’s level. When training the body, one merely needs sufficient amounts of Divine Energy and some time. However, training the soul was much harder.
Usually, it would require several tens of millions of years for a Deity to reach the Mid Level Deity stage.
Although Hou Fei and Hei Yu might be faster because they possessed the Cloud Piercing Spear and the Black Stick, it would still likely take them several hundred thousand years.
Since his brothers wanted to wholeheartedly increase their soul’s level, Qin Yu also did not bother to force them. Qin Yu then returned back to his house and started his comprehension of the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path.’ Hou Fei and Hei Yu also went to do their respective trainings.
The nine hundred scrolls of ‘Array Path.’ Killing Array, Trapping Array, and Defensive Array; the three main types.
After spending sixty thousand years, Qin Yu managed to carefully read through the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path’ once. And now, Qin Yu did not hurry to analyze some higher level and more complicated formation arrays. Instead, he started to re-study the formation array examples presented by the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path.’
In the past sixty thousand years, Qin Yu had merely managed to achieve a basic understanding of the ‘Array Path.’
And now, Qin Yu wished to used the examples presented in the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path’ to achieve complete understanding and then deduce many things from one case. He wanted to completely understand those examples.
Time passed. Qin Yu continued to unceasingly study the most basic, the most fundamental and some of the slightly difficult formation arrays. They were the foundation of the formation array pyramid. Qin Yu was studying them one by one.
After about thirty thousand years.
Qin Yu put away the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path.’ His closed eyes had also opened. An excited expression was in his eyes.
“Uncle Fu.” Qin Yu shouted.
Hearing Qin Yu’s voice, Uncle Fu immediately walked into Qin Yu’s room. Respectfully, Uncle Fu said. “Master, is there something you need me to do?”
“Uncle Fu, let me ask you, is the first stage of the ‘Array Path,’ the comprehension of the foundation of the formation arrays so that one could be able to figure out any formation arrays in an instant regardless of whether it’s simple or complicated?”
Qin Yu was somewhat excited.
That was because Qin Yu sensed that he seemed to have reached the stage of complete comprehension for the first stage of the ‘Array Path.’ At this moment, Qin Yu had a feeling that all of the different kinds of formation arrays’ arrangements were in his mind. When he closed his eyes, he was able to clearly see thousands upon thousands of formation arrays in his mind. At the same time, he was capable of figuring out the strong points, weak points and the way to break the formation arrays in an instant.
This sensation of everything being within his control gave Qin Yu an extremely delighted feeling.
Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu with a smile on his face. “Master, as far as I know, among all the experts that have comprehended the first stage of the ‘Array Path,’ the fastest one spent about a hundred thousand years. Even the old master spent a million years before he managed to comprehend the first stage of the ‘Array Path’. However, master has comprehended it in merely ninety thousand years. It would appear that master’s aptitude in the field of ‘Array Path’ is indeed exceptional.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain from smiling.
“The old master once said, that if when one closes his eyes, he is able to envision millions upon millions of formation arrays in his mind, with all these arrays being arrays that he has studied till perfection, and at the same time have a feeling that he would easily be able to figure out even more complicated formation arrays, then, and only then, would he be able to declare that he has comprehended the first stage of the ‘Array Path’ . Master, is that how you are feeling?”
“That’s right, that’s exactly it. I also even have a kind of sensation that if you were to give me enough time, I would be able to deduce formation arrays that are tens of millions of times more complicated.” Qin Yu said in succession.
That was the sort of sensation that he had.
“The first stage of the ‘Array Path’ is the foundation of the ‘Array Path.’ However, the foundation of the ‘Array Path’ that everyone manages to comprehend is different. Master, do you feel as if you can easily decipher and break any formation array?” Said Uncle Fu with a smile.
Qin Yu was startled.
Qin Yu wanted to nod because that was precisely the sensation that he had at the moment. After comprehending the foundation of formation arrays, Qin Yu felt as if he would be able to use the basis of the formation arrays to decipher and break any formation array. After all, all formation arrays were developed through the basic formation arrays.
However, Qin Yu’s wisdom was telling him that it was simply impossible for him to achieve a state where he could decipher and break any formation array in merely ninety thousand years.
“Master, I do not possess a soul and am incapable of comprehending the first stage of the ‘Array Path.’ All I can do is analyze more and more complicated formation arrays through using the simplest and most basic formation arrays.” Said Uncle Fu with a smile.
QIn Yu looked to Uncle Fu with a confused expression. He does not understand what Uncle Fu meant by that.
Uncle Fu continued. “Master, I followed the old master for an extremely long period of time. The amount of time I have spent analyzing formation arrays is extremely long. Back then when I first started, I was capable of analyzing formation arrays in my brain. However, as the formation arrays became more and more complicated, I started having to utilize the golden scrolls to analyze a single formation array.”
Qin Yu nodded.
This was something that was easily explained.
For example, the mathematical problems that mortals have. They are capable of calculating the simple mathematical problems in their mind. However, when the mathematical problems became complicated, they needed paper to calculate on.
“After researching all these years, I have recorded some of the more complicated formation arrays onto some golden scrolls. Master… during the time I have spent in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, plus the ninety thousand years we have spent here, I have recently just designed a Killing Array. Master, please have a look at it.”
Uncle Fu flipped his hand and took out three golden scrolls. He then handed them over to Qin Yu.
“Uncle Fu, don’t tell me that a single formation array required three golden scrolls to record?” Qin Yu was overwhelmed with shock.
Even the most complicated formation array within the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path’, would only occupy one ten thousandth of a golden scroll.
Uncle Fu nodded respectfully. “Master, this is one of the strongest killing array formations that I have designed. It has precisely required three entire golden scrolls to record. Master, please appraise the formation array.”