Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 10 – Candidate
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Inside the main hall, Qin Yu sat on the master’s seat. Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu sat on the two guest seats beside him. Two Heavenly Deity maids brought tea up to them.
Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu glanced at each other. The two of them were both able to tell that the current Qin Yu was in an extremely good mood.
With a wave of his hand, Qin Yu dismissed the two maids. He then lightly smiled and said. “Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu, how has the Flowing Cloud Mansion been during the time I was gone? Has anything major occurred?
Qiuzhong Fu smiled and said. “There really isn’t much. Merely, Princess Jing and Princess Ling came by. Also, that disciple of the Hundred Flowers Palace, Miss Xue Yu also visited. We told all of them that master was in seclusion training. Thus, they all left.”
“They?” Qin Yu frowned.
While Qin Yu was able to understand the reason why Huangfu Jing and her sister would come, but why would the disciple of the Hundred Flowers Palace Xue Yu also come? Qin Yu was still on guard against this Xue Yu.
Uncle Fu suddenly said. “Master, did you manage to successfully transform your Divine Energy to Heavenly Divine Energy?” Uncle Fu knew about Qin Yu’s matters very well. He also knew that Qin Yu wanted to find Li’er.
Once he completely transformed his Divine Energy into Heavenly Divine Energy, Qin Yu would be capable of opening the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.
“Not yet.” Qin Yu shook his head and said. “I reckon it’ll still take some time for my Divine Energy to completely transform into Heavenly Divine Energy.” As Qin Yu said that, he flipped his hand and a little green tower appeared on his hand.
Qin Yu once again tried to open the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Jade green colored Heavenly Divine Energy started pouring into the little green tower.
Ordinary, one would completely transform one’s Divine Energy into Heavenly Divine Energy right after stepping into the Low Level Heavenly Deity level.
However, what about Qin Yu?
Because of the fact that he managed to set up the formation array ‘Universe’ and also comprehend the next evolutionary path of the ‘Stellar Transformation,’ his soul had instantly reached the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage. Adding on the assistance from the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu’s soul’s control was comparable to a Mid Level Heavenly Deity’s.
With a soul comparable to a Mid Level Heavenly Deity’s soul, the speed at which his Divine Energy transformed into the Heavenly Divine Energy, was naturally astonishingly fast.
In merely several tens of years, a third of his Divine Energy had transformed into Heavenly Divine Energy.
“Is this amount of Heavenly Divine Energy enough?” Qin Yu tried. Faint lights were circulating through the little green tower. However, after Qin Yu poured all of his Heavenly Divine Energy into it, he was still a little bit lacking.
Qin Yu had already forgotten how many times he had tried it by now
Qin Yu would attempt to open the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm whenever he was free.
“According to the extent that I am able to open, it should be sufficient to open the third layer of the Jiang Lan Realm when I completely transform my Divine Energy into Heavenly Divine Energy.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart. “I must still endure!”
Endure, endure till the day when he would be capable of opening the third layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm.
With a flip of his hand, Qin Yu retrieved the Jiang Lan Realm. In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu calmed his mood. To experience this all year round, Qin Yu’s tolerance was already at a very high level. Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu. “Uncle Fu, in another five months time, it shall be the date of the competition for the position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. There is a need for three candidates for this contest. One of them will be me, these candidates for the palace master contest. Other than me, there needs to be a Mid Level Heavenly Deity and a Low Level Heavenly Deity. Say, who do you think should be the candidates for the Mid Level Heavenly Deity and Low Level Heavenly Deity positions?”
Qin Yu also felt extremely helpless in his heart.
He had originally wanted Xiao Hei to be the candidate for the Low Level Heavenly Deity. However, Qin Yu came to know that Xiao Hei’s Flowing Light Spear Path was suspected to be related with the temporal law.
While High Level Heavenly Deities might not be able to see through the essence of the Flowing Light Spear Path, Godking level experts were definitely able to see through it.
In the contest for the position of Palace Master, the Utmost East Sage Emperor, the Hundred Flowers Godking and even that Gold Sword Godking would likely show up. If these Three Great Godkings were to discover that a Low Level Heavenly Deity was able to comprehend the temporal law, then the aftermath…. Was something that Qin Yu simply didn’t dare to imagine.
Although Qin Yu did not fear trouble, he still didn’t like them.
Especially if the Three Great Godkings were to discover Xiao Hei’s secret, it was very likely for Xiao Hei to be caught in a dangerous situation. Qin Yu didn’t dare to gamble. He didn’t dare to gamble with his brother.
In Qin Yu’s heart, a mere Palace Master position of the Misty Mystic Palace was simply incomparable to his own brother.
Thus, the Low Level Heavenly Deity candidate for the competition absolutely couldn’t be Xiao Hei.
Uncle Fu asked confusedly. “Master, I’ve heard you say before that the candidate for the Low Level Heavenly Deity would be Young Master Hei Yu. Young Master Hei Yu’s strength is also…”
“Enough. Xiao Hei needs to train. This contest battle, I will not have him participate in it.” Qin Yu said directly.
Hearing Qin Yu saying it like this, Uncle Fu also stopped asking further. Instead, he looked to Qiuzhong Fu and said with a smile. “Qiuzhong Fu, you are more familiar with the strength of those Heavenly Deities. Say, who do you think the candidates should be?”
QIn Yu also looked to the High Level Heavenly Deity Qiuzhong Fu.
Qiuzhong Fu grew silent for a moment and then slowly said. “There are only a total of ten Mid Level Heavenly Deities. Among them, the strongest ones are Yigong Shu and Black Dragon. If the two of them were to fight each other to the death, the Black Dragon would be a bit stronger.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
He knew that Black Dragon referred to Tan Jiu. Merely, not many people knew Tan Jiu’s name.
“As for the Low Level Heavenly Deities, in this period of time, those Low Level Heavenly Deities have sparred with one another. Among them, two people were the strongest. One was called Sui Fu and the other one was called Kang Qi. The two of them are both at the peak of the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage. At the same time, they both possess fantastic abilities.” Qiuzhong Fu said directly.
Qin Yu lightly nodded. “Qiuzhong Fu, you are to order people to call Black Dragon, Sui Fu, and Kang Qi over.”
“Yes, master.” Qiuzhong Fu immediately stood up, walked out of the main hall and shouted to a maid not far away. “Promptly call Black Dragon, Sui Fu and Kang Qi over.”
In a short moment, Nine-headed Black Dragon Tan Jiu, Sui Fu and Kai Qi arrived.
Tan Jiu still had the appearance of a scarlet haired scarlet browed dark and lean youngster. As for Sui Fu, he was an extremely robust burly man nearly three meters tall. And Kang Qi, he was a very bright looking youth.
“Master.” These three men all kneeled down on one knee and said respectfully.
“You can rise.” Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward Tan Jiu. “Tan Jiu, have you recovered from your injury?” Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. This Tan Jiu’s severe injury was deeply related to him.
Tan Jiu was slightly startled. He then said. “I am almost completely healed.”
“You’re injured?” Qiuzhong Fu frowned. He looked to Tan Jiu. “If you are injured, would you still be able be a match against Yigong Shu?”
An air of arrogance flashed past Tan Jiu’s face. Coldly, he said. “Even though I am injured, I am still capable of killing Yigong Shu. Let alone my injury is almost completely recovered.”
“Almost?” Qin Yu frowned. “Doesn’t that mean you haven’t completely healed? Tell me, how long would it take for you to completely heal?”
Tan Jiu said respectfully. “I require merely ten years to completely heal.”
It was Tan Jiu’s soul that was injured. Had it been his body that was injured, he would be able to completely recover just by using his Heavenly Divine Energy. However, injuries to the soul were much more problematic.
“Ten years?” Qin Yu slightly nodded. “That’s good. In that case, after you select your weapon later, I shall have you to enter into the Jiang Lan Realm and train for ten years.”
Tan Jiu’s eyes shined as he looked to Qin Yu. “Weapon?”
Qin Yu took a glance at Tan Jiu. Then, with a flip of his hand, he took out four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Of the four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, one was a sword, one was a spear, one was a battle-axe and the last one was an enormous sword.
“All four of these weapons are High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. I regard this battle for the position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace to be of considerable importance. Tan Jiu, you can select a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to use for the time being.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.
Tan Jiu, Qiuzhong Fu and the rest of them were all shocked to find out that Qin Yu was capable of taking our four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
They were High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts! Even ordinary Godkings would not be able to take out four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts at once. Tan Jiu had thought that Qin Yu possessed a lot of treasures. However, never had he anticipated for Qin Yu to possess that many treasures.
However, hearing that Qin Yu said to have him select a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to ‘use for the time being,’ Tan Jiu was unable to refrain from being somewhat disappointed.
It was merely to use for the time being.
“If you win the battle in the contest for the position of Palace Master, then the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that you select shall be yours.” Qin Yu said. Tan Jiu’s eyes immediately shined. He then kneeled on one knee and said respectfully.” Master can rest assured. As long as my opponent is a Mid Level Heavenly Deity, I will definitely win!”
At this moment, Tan Jiu was extremely determined.
Regardless of who his opponent might be, for the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, Tan Jiu planned to disregard everything and win.
“Go ahead and select your weapon.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile on his face.
Tan Jiu slightly nodded. He then started to carefully inspect the four High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Divine Sword Scarlet Blood was a weapon that Tan Jiu was familiar with. As for the other three weapons, Tan Jiu was able to guess how powerful they were.
“In that case, I’ll select…” Right before Tan Jiu was about to make his selection, Qin Yu said. “Let me remind you. This enormous sword here can not be merely judged by its appearance from the outside. This enormous sword can be split into two battle blades and a battle sword.”
The enormous sword could be separated into two parts. The two blades on its side would become two battle blades. After that, the three finger wide battle sword would appear in the middle.
Qin Yu was very certain that these four Heavenly Divine Artifacts each possessed their own advantages.
The Divine Sword Scarlet Blood was strong in its special effect of ‘sharpness.’ The battle-axe was strong in its ‘heavy’ special effect. As for that spear, its special effect was ‘Body Break.’ As for that enormous sword, it possessed ordinary effects. Merely, it could be separated into three different weapons.
As Tan Jiu was capable of turning into nine people, this enormous sword just happened to suit him very well.
Tan Jiu’s eyes immediately shined. He instantly picked up this enormous sword and dripped a drop of blood on it to bind it. After that, this enormous sword was separated into two battle blades and a battle sword. Seeing the two battle blades and the battle sword in his hands, Tan Jiu’s eyes had turned red.
“Thank you master. With this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, regardless of who my opponent might be, I will definitely be able to win.” Said Tan Jiu with resolution.
In order to obtain this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact forever, Tan Jiu had already decided to fight as if his life depended on it. Tan Jiu was determined to win even if he ended up using the method of self-denotation of his clones.
“Good. In that case, you can enter the Jiang Lan Realm and set your mind to train at ease.” Qin Yu directly sent Tan Jiu into the second layer space of the Jiang Lan Realm. Although it was only over five months till the battle, it was several tens of years in the Jiang Lan Realm’s second layer space.
Qin Yu looked to the other two Low Level Heavenly Deities.
One was Sui Fu and the other was Kang Qi.
The burly man Sui Fu and the bright looking youth Kang Qi both looked at the three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts floating before Qin Yu with reddened eyes.
[TL: in chinese, green with envy is literally written as ‘red eyes.’]
“Humph, mere Low Level Heavenly Deities also want High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts?” Qiuzhong Fu humped coldly.
That Sui Fu and Kang Qi immediately woke up to reality. Kang Qi said. “Mister Qiuzhong, the two of us dare not have extravagant hopes. Even if they were to be given to us, we would also not dare to accept them. We reckon that we would directly be killed by envious Mid Level Heavenly Deities.”
In the Divine Realm, it was extremely dangerous for a Low Level Heavenly Deity to possess a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.
The only exceptions were people like Qin Yu who possessed the remarkable ability of the formation array space.
“Enough. I won’t be giving these Heavenly Divine Artifacts to the two of you. Merely, I wanted to allow you to use them during the contest. Of course… if you are to provide the great service of winning, then I shall bestow upon you a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.” Qin Yu said directly.
That Sui Fu and Kang Qi both burst into cheers.
A Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact was already extremely precious to Low Level Heavenly Deities.
“Master, Sui Fu and Kang Qi possess different abilities. Looking at these three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, this subordinate believes that Sui Fei is suited for the battle-axe and Kang Qi for the sword. As for who among the two of them is stronger, this subordinate is unable to determine that easily.” Said Qiuzhong Fu frankly.
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
“It’s very simple. The two of you, one shall take the Great Heavy Battle Ax and the other the Divine Sword Scarlet Blood. The two of you are then to enter the Jiang Lan Realm and battle each other. The winner shall become the candidate for the Low Level Heavenly Deity spot.” Qin Yu directly ordered.
Sui Fu and Kang Qi glanced at each other. The two of them were filled with battle intention.
Then, with slightly shivering hands, the two of them received the two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. It was likely their first time touching High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
“Let’s go and enter the Jiang Lan Realm.” Qin Yu stood up.
Instantly, Qin Yu, Uncle Fu and everyone else in the main hall disappeared.
Time passed. In a blink of an eye, over five months had passed. Qin Yu had also made his selection for the candidates for the battle. For the Mid Level Heavenly Deity spot, it was Tan Jiu. For the Low Level Heavenly Deity spot, it was Sui Fu.
The battle between Sui Fu and Kang Qi, even now, when Qin Yu recalled it, he would gasp with admiration. The remarkable abilities of the experts of the Divine Realm, many of them were things that were unimaginable. This had also caused Qin Yu to become even more cautious of the contest battle.
If his own people were to be powerful, then the people of his opponents would definitely not be weak either!
Tomorrow was the day of the battle.
The entire Dazzling Gold City was bustling with noise and excitement. Regardless of whether it were restaurants, teahouses or even army barracks, the majority of people were all discussing about the three parties which were about to contest over the position of Palace Master. These three parties were respectively…
The grandmaster of formation arrays that the Utmost East Sage Emperor had personally invited, Mister Qin Yu.
The High Level Heavenly Deity that was wholeheartedly supported by the Hundred Flowers Palace, Xue Yu.
The super valiant military general supported by over ninety percent of the Heavenly Deity Army, High Level Heavenly Deity Dong Hou.
These three sides, when outsiders looked to them, it might appear that Xue Yu and Dong Hou possessed a stronger camp and more supporters. However, Qin Yu was truly too mysterious. It was still very hard to tell who would win and who would lose.
Tomorrow, those three parties would be, under the joint host of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, Hundred Flowers Godking and Gold Sword Godking, contesting for the position of Palace Master under the watch of the majority of the entire Dazzling Gold City’s residents!
The position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, who exactly would take it? This would be known tomorrow.