Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart – Chapter 8 – The Change in the Stellar Space
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
Qin Yu looked at Uncle Fu for a long time. Only then did he take the three golden scrolls.
To ordinary Deities, the golden scrolls are precious goods. However, to the Bewitching God Temple… items like the golden scrolls which are used to record information numbered in the tens of millions.
Qin Yu immediately used his Divine Awareness to carefully inspect the three golden scrolls.
Exactly how large was the capacity of three golden scrolls? Even if he wasn’t studying them and was only skimming through the three golden scrolls, it still took Qin Yu four entire years to finish reading these four golden scrolls.
Qin Yu closed his eyes. All the contents that he had read in the past four years emerged in his mind. Instantly, an enormous formation array appeared before Qin Yu’s mind. That formation array was so complicated that Qin Yu was unable to tell how it was formed at all.
“I have completely understood the fundamentals. So why is it that I am unable to see through this formation array?” Qin Yu was somewhat anxious.
Qin Yu tried to analyze and break the formation array. However, it immediately started to change. Flames filled the sky. In the middle of the flames was a large amount of lightning violently crashing down.
Qin Yu immediately discarded all the contents in his mind.
After opening his eyes, Qin Yu who had a pale complexion looked to Uncle Fu before him. With a confused expression on his eyes, Qin Yu said. “Uncle Fu, why is it that even though I had originally not discovered any fire element or lightning element attacks, i was still attacked by both of those elements when I touched it?”
If one did not have any understanding of formation array, one would not know exactly how powerful this formation array was.
However, Qin Yu could still be considered someone who had stepped into the palace of formation arrays. Although he could not understand the true might of this killing array, the moment the formation array activated, the malevolent killing intent that was displayed was something that Qin Yu could still sense and understand.
“Master, I once asked the old master regarding an issue. I asked the old master why he ended up restarting his research of formation arrays and spent a billion years to re-comprehend the first stage of the ‘Array Path’ when he had already comprehended the first stage and even the second stage of the ‘Array Path.’” Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu with a smile on his face. “Master, do you know how the old master answered that question of mine?”
Qin Yu shook his head.
Uncle Fu continued. “The old master said that when one learned only how to write a single strike called ‘one,’ two strikes called ‘two,’ and then three strikes called ‘three’ yet already declared oneself to know all the writing of numbers, isn’t that truly ridiculous?”
[Philip: Right, that fable of that boy who tried to write the character for ten thousand （万）when he thought he knew how to write numbers after learning one two and three. XD]
Qin Yu nodded.
“The old master also said that the ocean of formation arrays is boundless. Many people had merely researched a portion of the boundless ocean of formation arrays and then comprehended their foundation of the formation arrays from that small portion. Is that a true foundation then?”
Qin Yu somewhat understood it now.
As he had only learned the nine hundred scrolls of the ‘Array Path,’ it was likely that what he had comprehended was incorrect.
“A lot of people had determined by themselves that they had comprehended the first stage of the ‘Array Path’ and thought themselves to be amazing…however, it would be extremely extremely hard for those people to comprehend the second stage of the ‘Array Path.’ That is because a mistaken first stage of the ‘Array Path’ is insufficient in helping them comprehend the second stage of the ‘Array Path.’” Uncle Fu seemed to have recalled the words that Chehou Yuan had said back then.
Qin Yu carefully listened.
At this moment, it was like Chehou Yuan was borrowing Uncle Fu’s mouth to tell Qin Yu some of the essential points of the ‘Array Path.’
“Old master once said, that as an expert of formation arrays’ level of comprehension increases, he will also slowly understand how incredibly vast the ocean of formation arrays is. The old master had managed to comprehend the third stage of the ‘Array Path’. This allowed him to become the number one formation array expert in the Divine Realm, and also the number one artifacts craftsman in the Divine Realm. Yet even after he comprehended the unprecedented third stage, he still told me that he only felt as if the ocean of formation arrays had gotten even larger, he even said that the third stage definitely wasn’t the final destination of the ‘Array Path’.”
A sea of learning without any horizon!
Qin Yu had a strong shock in his mind. He also felt ashamed.
He was shocked because the number one ‘Array Path’ expert of the Divine Realm that had managed to comprehend the third stage of the ‘Array Path’ had said that the third stage was not the final destination.
He was ashamed because he had merely researched for ninety thousand years yet believed that he had managed to comprehend the true foundation of the ‘Array Path.’
“A full bottle does not sway whereas a half-full bottle rocks.” Said Uncle Fu with a smile. “My old master told me that there are a lot of experts in the Divine Realm that research the ‘Array Path.’ There are many people in the Divine Realm that had researched the ‘Array Path’ for an even longer period of time compared to the old master. However, because of the fact that they had taken the wrong path when they first started comprehending the first stage of the ‘Array Path,’ they had spent numerous resources and time to comprehend the second stage of the ‘Array Path.’ Yet, the third stage was something that was completely impossible for them to comprehend.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
“My older master had continued to research. However, no matter how hard he tried, he was unable to achieve a comprehension for the fourth stage of the ‘Array Path.’ Yet, my old master was extremely certain that he was able to feel the existence of the fourth stage of the ‘Array Path.’ Unfortunately, he was unable to reach it.” Sighed Uncle Fu.
Chehou Yuan did not have any relatives. He merely had Uncle Fu as his servant. Usually, the only person he could talk about the helplessness that he experienced was Uncle Fu.
All Qin Yu could do was sigh.
The fourth stage of the ‘Array Path,’ what sort of stage was that?
“I understand now. The more formation arrays I manage to analyze, the larger the portion of the ocean of formation arrays I’ll manage to comprehend which would in turn allow for an even more accurate comprehension of the foundation of formation arrays. Isn’t that right?” Qin Yu completely understood now.
He had merely finished understanding the contents of the nine hundred scrolls of ‘Array Path.’ The foundation of the ‘Array Path’ that Qin Yu managed to comprehend was already incorrect. It was mostly because the number of formation array examples that he knew was too few.
Uncle Fu nodded.
“In that case, I’ll start analyzing numerous profound and complicated formation arrays. I believe that the more formation arrays I manage to analyze, the more accurate the first stage of the ‘Array Path’ that I end up comprehending in the future will be.” Qin Yu had directly cast away the foundation of the ‘Array Path’ that he had just managed to comprehend a while ago. With a peace of mind, Qin Yu had stepped onto the path of analyzing even more formation arrays.
Upon seeing this scene, Uncle Fu smiled.
When Qin Yu began analyzing, he suddenly thought of a question. “The Craftsman God Chehou Yuan said that there was a fourth stage to the ‘Array Path.’ However, he was still unable to reach that fourth stage. Could it be that the one billion years he spent comprehending the first stage of the ‘Array Path’ the second time were still not enough?”
Upon thinking of this, Qin Yu was unable to keep his heart from shivering.
A billion years was still not enough?
Qin Yu felt as if he didn’t dare to continue thinking. If it was truly like that, then how much time would he have to spend analyzing more complicated formation arrays? After discarding all of his diverted thoughts, Qin Yu started to wholeheartedly calmly analyze more formation arrays.
The time they had for mining was merely a thousand years. That was merely a hundred thousand years in the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. When Qin Yu was called awake by Uncle Fu, he even sighed and said. “Why is mining merely a short thousand years?”
Researching the formation arrays was indeed a thing that required a lot of time.
After analyzing more formation arrays for another ten thousand years, Qin Yu became more and more aware of the vastness of the ocean of formation arrays. At the same time, he felt even more ashamed of the so called foundation of the formation arrays that he had previously comprehended.
Only by standing at a higher place would one be able to better realize the vastness of the world.
This was precisely how Qin Yu was feeling. The more he managed to comprehend, the more boundless he felt that the ocean of formation arrays was.
Inside the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Hou Fei and Hei Yu were waiting outside the house. As for Qin Yu, he was still inside the house and had yet to come out.
“Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, wait for me a while outside.” This was what Qin Yu had told Hou Fei and Hei Yu when they arrived outside of his house. After that, the two of them started waiting outside.
However, a long period of time had already passed now.
“What is big brother doing inside the house?” Puzzled, Hou Fei said.
Hei Yu shook his head to show that he didn’t know either.
After a hundred thousand years, Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s souls had reached the Mid Level Deity stage. To be exact, they had spent ninety thousand years to reach the Mid Level Deity stage. When Qin Yu first discovered that, he was even shocked for a long period of time.
Although the Cloud Piercing Spear and the Black Stick allowed Hou Fei and Hei Yu to comprehend the spatial laws easier, to reach the Mid Level Deity stage in merely a hundred thousand years still surpassed Qin Yu’s expectations.
He only realised after asking the two of them.
The method which Hou Fei and Hei Yu used to comprehend the spatial laws these hundred thousand years was…. fighting!
The two of them battled each other frantically. They comprehended the Dao through battles. They had originally comprehended the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike through battles. And now, for the two of them to comprehend the spatial laws through battles with each other, their speed was extremely fast.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu were outside the house. Qin Yu was still sitting cross-legged on the praying mat inside the house. At the moment when the allotted time of a hundred thousand years was reached, Qin Yu stopped his derivation of the formation arrays. After that… Qin Yu decided to go to the Stellar Space to check it out.
After a hundred thousand years, how exactly had the ‘Stellar Space’ changed?
Inside the Stellar Space.
The current Stellar Space was composed of an extremely vast area. Numerous traces of ‘flour paste energy’ were flowing in from all directions. They flowed through the separation membrane between the Stellar Space and the flour paste space and gathered to the Origin in the middle.
Currently, the core of Qin Yu’s cultivation, the Origin, had instead decreased in size. In the past, it was the size of a fist. However now, it was only the size of an egg. Furthermore, it was no longer dark gold colored. Instead, it was completely gray in color.
That was to say… it had turned to a color similar to the ‘flour paste’ of the ‘flour paste space.’
“I had already reached the Late stage Origin Stage twenty thousand years ago. In these twenty thousand years, its size has merely decreased by a bit.” Qin Yu’s awareness was observing the Origin with confusion.
Qin Yu did not bother to prevent the evolution of the Origin. Instead, he allowed it to develop on its own.
Qin Yu had observed the Origin twenty thousand years ago. At that time, the Origin had already reached the Late Stage. However, what sort of change had occurred in the twenty thousand years?
“Its size had decreased slightly. Furthermore, its color had turned closer to that of the ‘flour paste.’ Eh?” Qin Yu was suddenly shocked. Surprised, Qin Yu discovered a peculiar matter.
A very small space surrounding the egg sized gray sphere was actually distorted.
“A rotating distorted space?” Qin Yu completely realized that this was a distorted space. That was because the limitless amount of flour paste energy was being absorbed with a rotation to them. Qin Yu did not discover this distorted space in the beginning.
Qin Yu carefully observed the distorted space. Gradually… Qin Yu’s Awareness had completely fused with the Stellar Space.
The Stellar Space was created by Qin Yu, thus it was not hard for Qin Yu to completely fuse his Awareness with the Stellar Space.
Upon fusing himself with the Stellar Space, Qin Yu managed to more clearly sense the change that had occurred to the entire Stellar Space. With the Origin as the center, that tiny revolving distorted space was gradually expanding its range with a hard-to-detect speed.
Qin Yu only managed to sense this change after fusing his Awareness with the Stellar Space.
“Could it be that… this sort of revolving distorted space would at the end occupy the entire Stellar Space?” Thought Qin Yu in his heart.
The current Qin Yu did not possess a high comprehension of the spatial laws. However, he still had a vague understanding. This vague understanding was telling Qin Yu that the current change of the Stellar Space ought to be following the greatest path to perfection. If he were to forcibly change it, it would only cause the Stellar Space to develop following an incorrect route.
Qin Yu’s Awareness returned to his body. He opened his eyes and stood up.
After opening the doors to his house, Qin Yu walked out with a smile on his face. He immediately saw the green meadows outside his house that were brimming with life as well as the clear-like-mirror lake. His mood was extremely good.
“Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, sorry that I’ve made you two wait.” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.
Hou Fei laughed out loud. He said. “It’s fine. Big brother, let’s go. We can finally leave the Divine Spiritual Stone Mine now. C’mon, let’s go quickly.”
Qin Yu and his brothers did not wish to overstep the bounds too much. According to their plan, before they reach Heavenly Deity level, the three of them would only follow the rules inflexibly like everyone else. And in this short period of time, Qin Yu and his brothers had used the Jiang Lan’s Realm’s second layer to greatly increase their strength.
Qin Yu and his brothers all delivered their respective three thousand six hundred Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. After that, a woman led them to an elegant building. There were a couple beautiful women in this elegant building.
“Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu, right?” A purple clothed woman among them took out a jade slip. She read the jade slip with his Divine Awareness. She then raised her head and looked at Qin Yu and then. Then she said indifferently. “Mn, you all have delivered enough Divine Spiritual Stones in this past thousand years. From today on, you all are official members of the Divine Realm. Wait a moment, our people had already left to pick up your identity title plates.”
After she finished saying that, that purple clothed woman stopped paying attention to Qin Yu and his brothers.
Qin Yu and his brothers could only glance at each other and smile helplessly. In all these years, they had delivered the Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones numerous times and had already grown accustomed to the coldness of the staff.
“Sis Li, I’ve heard that the Mid Captain Wang of the mine wanted to marry you? Mid Captain Wang is pretty good. At the very least, he’s a Mid Captain with a very high salary. He also owns a house in the Yuchi City for training.” Said a white clothed woman that was currently arranging the jade slips with a smile on her face.
The purple clothed woman from earlier said indifferently. “I currently do not have any interest in that.”
“Sis Li, stop always training to become a Heavenly Deity. Among all those High Level Deities, how many are capable of becoming a Heavenly Deity? The probability of becoming a Heavenly Deity is definitely too low. You can’t possibly spend all your time alone, right? It’s not bad for you to accept Mid Captain Wang’s proposal, no? Didn’t Mid Captain Wang ascend here from the same cosmic space as you? He has already chased after you for several hundred millions of years now.” Advised that white clothed woman.
The purple clothed woman said indifferently. “Marriage? It is not impossible for me to marry him either.”
“What must he do to make it possible?” That white clothed woman’s eyes immediately started shining.
The purple clothed woman’s face still had an indifferent expression. “Only if he became a Heavenly Deity!” Immediately, that white clothed woman grew silent. If one becomes a Heavenly Deity, then there would be many people that would want to become his wife.
That was because when a couple trains together, their souls would harmonize with each other allowing the other person to borrow the comprehension of the person with a higher soul to reach the Heavenly Deity level faster. Of course, borrowing the comprehension of others would merely reduce the troubles of becoming a Heavenly Deity, it was not a hundred percent successful.
Qin Yu and his brothers glanced at each other. They could only remain silent.
At this moment, a woman walked in from the outside. This woman handed the purple clothed woman three title plates. “Sis Li, here are three identity title plates. The village the three of them will be arranged to is also determined. It’s the Sealfeel Village!”
The purple clothed woman received the three title plates. She then looked to the woman who handed her the title plate with a puzzled and surprised expression. “What did you say? They’re arranged to the Sealfeel Village? Are you certain?”