Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 11 – First Battle
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The Dark Curtain of Night faded away. The Light of Daytime arrived, covering the entire Divine Realm. Likewise, a new day had arrived in Dazzling Gold City. On this day, the entire Dazzling Gold City was bustling with noise and excitement.
Outside of the Flowing Cloud Mansion. Occasionally, Heavenly Deities would walk by and look toward the Flowing Cloud Mansion. Those Heavenly Deities would even start discussions with one another.
Suddenly, a squadron of Heavenly Deities flew toward the Flowing Cloud Mansion uniformly. They descended outside of the Flowing Cloud Mansion’s entrance. The guards of the Flowing Cloud Mansion immediately stepped forward and blocked their path. “This is the Flowing Cloud Mansion, loiters are not allowed to enter.”
The leader of this Heavenly Deity squadron directly took out a golden title plate and said. “The Sage Emperor has ordered Mister Qin Yu and co. to proceed towards the Dazzling Gold City’s northern district’s army barracks’ martial practice grounds to participate in the contest for the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master’s position. Mister Qin Yu, please promptly proceed to the army barracks’ martial practice grounds.”
This leader’s voice was extremely loud. His voice resounded throughout the entire Flowing Cloud Mansion. Qin Yu and his group of people, who had already made their preparations, heard this man’s voice very clearly.
There were many Heavenly Deities outside of the Flowing Cloud Mansion to begin with. Hearing the words spoken by the leader of this Heavenly Deity squadron, those Heavenly Deities immediately started discussing with one another. There were excited Heavenly Deities who immediately started shouting. “The location of the contest is at the northern district’s martial practice grounds. Let’s go. We should rush over there quickly.”
There were also Heavenly Deities that were calm. One of which slightly nodded and said. “Mn, the martial practice grounds are extremely large. On top of that, it possesses the special barrier of the Dazzling Gold City. It is indeed a place where those experts can fight against one another.”
All in all, this information was being spread very quickly. Actually, this news was not only being spread from here. It was also being spread from the Hundred Flowers Palace and from Dong Hou’s residence. Dazzling Gold City was not enormous and it only possessed so many Heavenly Deities. In no time, this information had been spread through the entire Dazzling Gold City.
Dazzling Gold City. Inside the main hall of the Flowing Cloud Mansion.
After Qin Yu, Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu, Tan Jiu and Sui Fu heard the voice from the outside, they immediately stood up. Because Qin Yu did not plan to have Xiao Hei fight, he did not bother to disturb Xiao Hei’s training. Thus, Xiao Hei was still training in the Jiang Lan Realm.
Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu, Tan Jiu and Sui Fu all looked to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu smiled and ordered. “Let’s go.”
With Qin Yu in the front, Uncle Fu and the other three followed behind him. Just like that, they walked out of the Flowing Cloud Mansion. That Heavenly Deity squadron that had come to transmit the order was still waiting outside. The squadron leader, upon seeing Qin Yu, immediately bowed and said. “Mister Qin Yu, the location of the contest is the martial practice grounds. His Majesty the Sage Emperor has ordered me to inform this to you and also to lead you over to the martial practice grounds.”
“Lead the way.” Qin Yu spoke extremely bluntly.
“Yes.” That Heavenly Deity Imperial Guard from the Imperial City immediately accepted the order. This little Heavenly Deity squadron started flying before Qin Yu. Qin Yu and them also started flying. As for Uncle Fu, this time around, it was Qiuzhong Fu who was using his Spatial Domain to help him fly.
In Dazzling Gold City, there were rarely people flying in the airspace above the city. The little Heavenly Deity squadron only did this because of the order from the Sage Emperor.
With Qin Yu and the group flying in the sky like so, they immediately gathered the attention of many Heavenly Deities who ended up raising their heads up to look.
“It’s Mister Qin Yu and them!” Someone immediately recognized Qin Yu and them. Although they might be unfamiliar with Qin Yu, they were familiar with Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu who had shown themselves often in the Flowing Cloud Mansion in the past year.
Qin Yu looked below him. Numerous Heavenly Deities were looking up to him. Their gazes contained adoration, envy, admire, anticipation and so on… Confronted with fixed attention of several thousands pairs of eyes, Qin Yu’s mind was instead still rather calm.
In a merely a short moment, Qin Yu and his group of people had arrived at the northern district’s army barracks.
Once they entered the army barracks, they felt a very somber and desolate aura. Qin Yu looked at the enormous and completely black colored barracks before him. This army barracks occupied a quarter of the land of the Dazzling Gold City. When standing in front of this barracks, one would feel as if this barracks were an enormous prehistoric creature lying in wait. That sort of somber and desolate aura was something that had accumulated through countless years.
“Uncle Fu, do you know how old this barracks is?” Qin Yu asked Uncle Fu beside him.
Uncle Fu said. “It’s been too long. When the Dazzling Gold City was formed, this barracks was also formed. Practically all of the super experts of the eastern region of the Divine Realm have trained in this barracks before.”
Qin Yu remembered Huangfu Jing and them.
Huangfu Liehuo, Huangfu Liejun were both from this barracks. Even Huangfu Jing was currently a large squadron captain of this barracks. Even the descendants of the imperial household were required to temper themselves in the Heavenly Deity Army, one could easily imagine how the majority of the elites of the Divine Realm’s eastern region had stayed in this barracks before. As for the High Level Heavenly Deities, other than Qiuzhong Fu, practically all of the others had stayed in this barracks before.
Right after stepping into the barracks, Qin Yu saw the great number of people before him and gasped. “There are truly a lot of people here!”
“Mister Qin Yu, the martial practice grounds is a bit further.” Said the leader of the small Heavenly Deity squadron respectfully. Qin Yu lightly nodded. They continued onward. Soon, Qin Yu and them arrived at the martial practice grounds.
The martial practice grounds was rectangular. Both its length and width were several thousand meters long.
At this current moment, thousands of Heavenly Deities were gathered all around the martial practice grounds. At the same time, the number of Heavenly Deities which were gathered here was increasing at an astonishing speed. Not long after, more than ten thousand Heavenly Deities were gathered here.
As there were over ten thousand people, it was a huge crowd of people. The entire Dazzling Gold City only possessed a bit more than ten thousand people. And today, at the very least, ninety percent of the population of the Dazzling Gold City was gathered here. As for the people that had not come, the majority of them were delayed as they were in seclusion training.
Currently, only over a dozen women were inside the martial practice grounds. These women were led by Xue Yu.
Qin Yu and his group of five walked over.
“Big sis, that Qin Yu has come.” Immediately, a woman said. Xue Yu turned her head around and looked. She then immediately started walking towards Qin Yu.
“Mister Qin Yu, I have been to your mansion to greet you before. Merely, Mister Qin Yu was in seclusion training at the time. Only today do we meet each other again. The contest today is merely a competition. We only need to try our best. There is no need for us to injure the relationship between us.” Said Xue Yu with a smile.
Qin Yu nodded and said. “Naturally. Miss Xue Yu, do you know where Lady Hundred Flowers Godking is?”
“Lady Hundred Flowers Godking, she…”
Xue Yu had only said half of her sentence when she stopped. At this moment, she had raised her head. Not only her, Qin Yu and the others had also raised their heads and looked towards the sky. The ten thousand plus people that had come to watch and surrounded the martial practice grounds also looked up towards the sky.
Over a hundred people were majestically flying over. They were led by the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu who wore an emperor’s gown. Beside him was his wife. To his right side was the Hundred Flowers Godking who wore a colored clothes. At this moment, the Hundred Flowers Godking only looked like a twenty some year old girl. She was extremely dazzling.
To the left of the Utmost East Sage Emperor was a grim and resolute looking man who carried a golden long sword.
“Gold Sword Godking?” Qin Yu’s gaze was focused upon that man with the golden sword. Generally, a Godking’s weapon would always be stored within their body. For someone to carry their weapon like the Gold Sword Godking, much less Godkings, this was extremely rare for even Heavenly Deities.
Qiuzhong Fu sent a voice transmission to Qin Yu and said. “Master, of the Three Great Godkings of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, the person who reached the Godking stage the latest was this Gold Sword Godking. However, this Gold Sword Godking is the elder brother of the Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Hundred Flowers Godking. Although he was the latest to reach the Godking level, his strength might potentially be the strongest among them.”
“Oh?” Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from looking at Qiuzhong Fu with a puzzled expression.
How did Qiuzhong Fu know all this?
“Master, I have lived in the Divine Realm for a very long time, much longer than even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. I have even seen this Gold Sword Godking fight before. Although this Gold Sword Godking possesses the strongest strength, the Eight Great Sage Emperors possesses the Eight Clan Protection Treasures. This causes the Eight Great Sage Emperors to be extremely frightening.” Gasped Qiuzhong Fu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. With a surprised expression, he looked at Qiuzhong Fu.
Qiuzhong Fu was very well informed.
“Clan Protection Treasures, what are those?” Qin Yu asked.
Qiuzhong Fu said without absolute certainty. “It’s only hearsay that I have heard before. Rumor has it that the Eight Clan Protection Treasures are very important to the unending existence of the Eight Great Families. It is said that those Eight Clan Protection Treasures possess extremely frightening power and are likely only second to the legendary Exalted Celestial Spiritual Treasure.”
“Oh?” Qin Yu glanced at the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
As if he sensed Qin Yu’s gaze, the Utmost East Sage Emperor also looked at Qin Yu and slightly smiled at him. From his gaze, one could see his encouragement implication. Qin Yu immediately smiled back at him.
The Three Great Godkings descended. Behind these Three Great Godkings were the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master, the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master and Liejun’s Palace’s Palace Master. Behind them were the elites of the Huangfu Clan. Majestically, these hundred plus people descended on the front section of the martial practice grounds. At the front section of the martial practice grounds were chairs that were already prepared.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor and them all sat down in the chairs. The Utmost East Sage Emperor who sat in the middle suddenly stood up. He gazed at the surroundings and then said in a loud voice. “Everyone, the Palace Master position of the Misty Mystic Palace of our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold has been vacant for a very very long time. Today is the day that we shall determine the new Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. There are a total of three candidates for the Palace Master position. They are respectively the large squadron captain of the Heavenly Deity Army, High Level Heavenly Deity Dong Hou; disciple of the Hundred Flowers Palace, High Level Heavenly Deity Xue Yu; and the grandmaster of formation arrays that was recently invited to our Mount Dazzling Gold, Qin Yu!”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor glanced at Qin Yu, Xue Yu and Dong Hou. He slightly nodded and then said. “The rules of the contest today are extremely simple. Each party are to send out three members to fight. One is the candidate for the Palace Master. One is a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. The last one is a Low Level Heavenly Deity. Gaining two victories shall be the requirement to win the battle series! First, Xue Yu’s group will fight with Qin Yu’s group. After that, Qin Yu’s group will fight with Dong Hou’s group. Finally, Dong Hou’s group will fight with Xue Yu’s group.”
“There are a total of nine battles in three series. As long as anyone obtain victory in two series of battles, they shall be qualified to obtain the position of the Palace Master. If all three parties were to obtain a victory and a defeat, then the strength of the candidates shall be looked into.” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor indifferently.
Saying till here, the Utmost East Sage Emperor looked to Qin Yu with a special intention.
Evidently, this rule was very advantageous to Qin Yu.
With Qin Yu’s formation array space, he was definitely capable of defeating Dong Hou and Xue Yu.
Only at this moment did Qin Yu discover Dong Hou and his people on the other side of the marital practice grounds. Dong Hou’s party only consisted of three people. Two men and a woman. The leader Dong Hou’s eyes were flickering with light as he blinked.
After the Utmost East Sage Emperor finished his introduction, Huangfu Liejun, one of the Three Great Palace Masters, took over to host the contest battles. The first battle was Xue Yu’s party against Qin Yu’s party.
Huangfu Liejun’s voice resounded through the entire martial practice grounds.
“The first battle, the Low Level Heavenly Deity from Xue Yu’s party against the Low Level Heavely Deity from Qin Yu’s party. Begin battle!”
Right after Huangfu Liejun finished speaking, the over ten thousand Heavenly Deities that surrounded the martial practice ground immediately started shouting noisily. The majority of the Heavenly Deities were shouting in excitement.
As the shouting continued, the Low Level Heavenly Deity from Xue Yu’s party, a green clothed woman, walked into the center of the martial practice grounds.
“That green clothed woman, isn’t she the woman who was whipped by Huangfu Ling?” Qin Yu clearly remembered that this green clothed woman couldn’t be considered extremely strong among Low Level Heavenly Deities.
Why did that Xue Yu have this green clothed woman fight?
“Master, this subordinate shall go and battle now.” Said Sui Fu respectfully.
“You can go.” Qin Yu was extremely confident of Sui Fu as he had seen the battle between Sui Fu and Kang Qi. Sui Fu possessed a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, it should be very easy for him to take care of a Low Level Heavenly Deity at the same level as him.
Sui Fu resolutely nodded. He then proceeded to walk toward the center of the martial practice grounds with large strides.
With a height of three meters, intertwining muscles and arms as thick as thighs, Sui Fi’s entire person was radiating a domineering aura. As for the green clothed woman that was his opponent, she appeared to be extremely delicate and frail.
“Big guy, be careful oh.” Said that green clothed woman sweetly with a smile on her face.
Sui Fu’s face remained cold and expressionless. With a flip of his hand, he took out a battle axe. The battle axe then started growing bigger. In an instant, it grew to three meters tall and became as tall as Sui Fu.
Holding the battle axe in his hand.
“Little girl, you should admit defeat.” Said Sui Fu. Then, without saying any more, he started exhibiting his valiant attack.
Sui Fu’s thick and bulky right arm was waving that enormous battle ax. Then, he soared to the sky and smashed downward with that enormous battle ax the size of a small mountain.
Qin Yu had a confident smile on his face.
That green clothed woman’s expression changed. She immediately flipped her hand. Three green streams of air appeared in her hand. Those three streams of air started expanding with the wind. Finally, all three of them had become several thousand meters long.
Those three green streams of air were like ropes. They directly bounded the mountain-like battle ax. In an instant, Sui Fu and his enormous battle ax both turned back to their original form.
“You…” Sui Fu stared at that green clothed woman and was frantically struggling. However, regardless of how much he struggled,he was unable to break free from the binding.
Qin Yu was startled.
Sui Fu actually lost?
“Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. A Low Level Heavenly Deity is actually using a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. That Hundred Flowers Godking truly overly favors that Xue Yu.” Qin Yu’s expression had turned a bit unsightly.
It appeared that the contest for the Palace Master was not as easy as he had imagined.