Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 13 – The Most Frightening War of the Divine Realm
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
In the enormous martial practice grounds, Heavenly Deity spectators, who numbered over ten thousand, were in absolute silence. It was so quiet that it was scary. However, after a short moment of quietness, what followed was a tide of discussion noise.
There were those discussing Dong Hou’s decision and those talking about Qin Yu becoming the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace.
“Quiet.” Huangfu Liejun’s cold voice sounded. His voice echoed through the entire martial practice grounds. All of the Heavenly Deities stopped talking and looked toward Huangfu Liejun.
Only then did Huangfu Liejun have a slight smile on his face. With a clear voice, he said. “Dong Hou’s party has conceded. Adding on the fact that Qin Yu’s party has already achieved a victory over Xue Yu’s party, Qin Yu’s party has thus won twice in a row. Hence, the position of the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace shall go to Mister Qin Yu.”
At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor also stood up.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu currently had a warm smile on his face. Once he stood up, Huangfu Liejun immediately sat back down and stopped talking. The Utmost East Sage Emperor opened his mouth and spoke. “A conclusion has been reached for the battle for the position of Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace. Qin Yu will be the new Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace.” As he said that, the Utmost East Sage Emperor looked at Qin Yu while smiling.
In an instant, almost everyone’s gaze was focused upon Qin Yu who was in the middle of the martial practice grounds.
Qin Yu also slightly smiled to the Utmost East Sage Emperor. He then bowed.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu continued. “Also from today hence, our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Four Great Palaces will all have Palace Masters. In order to congratulate this rejoicing occasion, I have decided that our Mount Dazzling Gold shall have a proper celebration for this tonight. Ordinary Heavenly Deities shall celebrate in the barracks. As for military officers and such, they are all to come to the Imperial Palace to celebrate.”
“Thank you Your Majesty Sage Emperor.”
Over ten thousand Heavenly Deities all got down on one knee. The descendants of the Huangfu Clan, Qin Yu, Huangfu Liejun, Black Wing Palace’s Palace Master and the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master all got down on one knee and said respectfully.
Their voices were like a tide that resonated until it reached the horizon.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu displayed a smile on his face. At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor was in a very excellent mood.
The Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm, in the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, the people with the highest status were the three Godkings: Utmost East Sage Emperor, Hundred Flowers Godking and the Gold Sword Godking. After them were the Four Great Palace Masters of the Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace, Heaven Desolate Palace and Liejun’s Palace. After them were the nine large squadron captains of the Heavenly Deity Army…
Qin Yu, as the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, possessed a status above that of ordinary princes and princesses.
In the Eight Great Families of the Divine Clan, being a princess or a prince, was merely an identity. It did not signify that those princesses and princes possessed a very high status. In order to obtain a high status, one must possess enough strength to fight for the status.
When the Dark Curtain of Night descended, the entire Divine Realm was covered in pitch black darkness. However, the Dazzling Gold City of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold was covered in golden light. The entire Dazzling Gold City had turned into a city without night.
Regardless of whether it were the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Dark Curtain of Night or the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City’s Light of Daytime, they were both created through Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. If the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold wanted to make the small region of Dazzling Gold City filled with light, it was an extremely simple task to do.
Inside the Imperial City of the Dazzling Gold City.
Tonight’s Imperial City was unprecedentedly lively. The Golden Light Park of the Imperial City was the location where the Utmost East Sage Emperor had called for the gathering to take place. Tonight the Golden Light Park was bustling with noise and excitement. Over a thousand people were gathered here. Transparent rectangular tables that were shining like quicksilver were placed in this location.
Beside each rectangular table sat twelve Heavenly Deities. There were over a hundred of these rectangular tables in total.
The tables were placed in picturesque disorder around the Golden Light Park.
Other than these transparent rectangular tables, there were also other small transparent tables. Beside those small transparent tables sat only one or two individuals.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor and his wife sat on an elevated platform in the Golden Light Park. Before the two of them was a horizontal small rectangular transparent table. The Gold Sword Godking and the Hundred Flowers Godking sat on the two sides of the Utmost East Sage Emperor. Before the two of them was also a horizontal small rectangular transparent table. On top of the horizontal small rectangular transparent tables were all kinds of fine liquor and delicious food.
Seated underneath the Three Great Godkings.
Were the Four Great Palace Masters: The Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, Qin Yu; the Palace Master of the Black Wind Palace; the Palace Master of the Heaven Desolate Palace and the Liejun Palace’s Palace Master. The four of them were seated in two rows.
Underneath them were the nine large squadron captains of the Heavenly Deity Army. Only these people possessed their own small rectangular tables. As for the other people, even the princes and princesses, were seated around the large transparent rectangular tables.
Just by looking at this sort of arrangement, one would be able to see the strict hierarchy of the Divine Realm.
“Actually, being the Sage Emperor is not very interesting either.” Qin Yu listened as the Utmost East Sage Emperor spoke to everyone underneath him. He was unable to refrain from gasping in his heart.
Huangfu Yu did not speak much. Right after Huangfu Yu finished his speech, the entire Golden Light Park grew bustling with noise and excitement.
The army officers underneath all possessed status close to one another. Thus, they started to lively chat and drink. As for the descendants of the Huangfu Clan, they too were chatting and drinking with one another.
As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor, he was chatting with the Gold Sword Godking and the Hundred Flowers Godking. Occasionally, he would smile and speak to the four Palace Masters underneath him.
As for Qin Yu and them, they would mostly chat with each other…
“Brother Qin Yu, I am the Palace Master of the Black Wind Palace, Gu Zhuang. You’ve been in our Dazzling Gold City for some time now, however, only now do I manage to have the opportunity to chat with you. Haha…” Said the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master who sat beside Qin Yu as he smiled and raised his wine cup for a toast.
Qin Yu also raised his wine cup. “Palace Master Gu Zhuang, I have only just entered the Dazzling Gold City. There are still many things that I do not understand. Palace Master Gu Zhuang, please give me some pointers.”
This Gu Zhuang was silver haired, silver browed and baby faced. His entire body radiated a chilling aura. Merely, when he smiled, he also appeared to be very amiable and approachable. The Palace Masters of the Black Wind Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace both possessed extremely high qualifications, seniority and meritorious services. They were not people that Qin Yu, a new Palace Master, could compare with.
“Haha, Brother Qin Yu, there is no need for you to be worried. The Four Great Palace Masters do not have much of anything to take care of. Only during the times of war would we step forth to lead the army into battle.” Said the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang with a light smile. “In the great war of the Divine Realm, the Godking level experts would not easily join the battle. Under normal circumstances, it is sufficient for us to be the ones watching over the battle.”
Qin Yu nodded his head in understanding.
And at this moment, the two Palace Masters across from him… the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master and the Liejun’s Palace’s Palace Master both walked over. The Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master was a bald headed man. He wore a white colored silk gown and had a slight smile on his face.
The Liejun’s Palace’s Palace Master was Huangfu Liejun. He was a short blond haired man who was unflustered like the ocean and strong like a volcano.
The Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master was a bald headed man who was always smiling. “Brother Qin Yu, I am the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master, Ji Lusheng. You’ve been in the Dazzling Gold City for this long, yet I have not paid you a visit at your mansion yet. Please do not take offense.”
“It is I who should’ve gone and paid you a visit, Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master.” Qin Yu immediately stood up.
Huangfu Liejun laughed heartily and said. “It is the first time for both Old Brother Ji and Old Brother Gu to meet Qin Yu. I, on the other hand, have met Qin Yu several times. Haha, come, there’s no need for the four of us to regard each other as strangers. Let’s all sit down.”
Huangfu Liejun said, as he sat down cross-legged.
These Four Great Palace Masters were gathered together. The four of them started chatting. As they drank with each other, the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master and the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master also grew more amiable with Qin Yu.
Right when they were chatting excitedly, Huangfu Liejun suddenly raised his wine cup and said in a serious tone.” Brother Qin Yu, Old Brother Gu, Old Brother Ji, to be honest, with me being a Palace Master, I have in fact stolen the army authority that you all possessed. Today, I shall apologize humbly to you all first. I wish that the three of you do not mind about that.”
Qin Yu was startled.
“Stolen the army authority? How did this come to be?” Qin Yu was completely confused.
Seeing Qin Yu’s expression, the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master Ji Lusheng and the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang both knew that Qin Yu was confused. The Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang smiled and said. “Liejun said that mostly because… our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold originally only possessed the Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace and Heaven Desolate Palace, the Three Great Palaces. Afterwards, because Liejun managed to make a great contribution and because the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master from then was still present, a new palace, the Liejun’s Palace, was established.”
While Qin Yu now understood the history of things, he was still confused. “Stolen the army authority? What was that about?”
Huangfu Liejun explained personally. “Brother Qin Yu, our Mount Dazzling Gold’s Army possesses a total of nine large squadrons. Under normal circumstances, it is the large squadron captains that lead the squadrons. However, in times of true war, it will be us, the Palace Masters that lead the large squadrons. In the past when there were only three Palace Masters, the Palace Masters would each lead three large Heavenly Deity squadrons. And now that we have established the Liejun’s Palace, my Liejun’s Palace ended up commanding three large Heavenly Deity squadrons. As for the three of you, you ended up only leading two large Heavenly Deity squadrons each. I have been ashamed because of that for the entire time. I am truly sorry.”
Only now did Qin Yu completely understand what’s going on.
The Godking level experts did not need to bring along subordinates with them as a single Godking was capable of determining the outcome of a battle. However, in ordinary wars of the Divine Realm, the Godkings would not join the battle. It was the Palace Masters who led the Heavenly Deity Army to battle.
“Liejun, there is no need for you to think about it. You becoming a Palace Master was something that I, balded headed Ji and old Lan all agreed to. We also decided to give you a large Heavenly Deity squadron underneath us each. This was a decision from a long time ago. For one, you are very strong and know when to fight when leading troops.” Said Palace Master Gu Zhuang with a light smile.
[TL: Lan is the same ‘Misty’ in the Misty Mystic Palace.]
Qin Yu understood completely now.
“Brother Liejun, this is merely a trivial matter. Actually, I am not particularly proficient in leading armies. I am more fond of formation arrays. I also possess some interest in training and artifact crafting. Other than those…” Qin Yu smiled as he shook his head.
The Heaven Desolate Palace master Ji Lusheng immediately smiled and said. “Brother Qin Yu, there is no need for you to be modest. I have personally seen your formation array space at the martial practice grounds. That formation array space that you created was definitely comparable to the space that Godkings can deploy. On the battlefields of the Divine Realm, with you present… as long as your opponent is not a Godking, you are certain to win.”
“Number one individual beneath the Godkings, this is not false.” Huangfu Liejun also said while smiling.
Qin Yu smiled modestly. Suddenly, Qin Yu recalled a matter. He immediately asked. “Brother Liejun, what happened to the previous Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master?”
“Old Lan?” Gu Zhuang and Ji Lusheng glanced at each other. Then sighed.
Huangfu Liejun’s expression had also grown dim. He sighed and said. “The war of the Divine Realm six quadrillion years ago was truly too fierce and cruel…. That battle could be considered as being the largest war since the formation of the Divine Realm. In that battle, over ten Godkings fell. As for High Level Heavenly Deities, the number of them that perished was innumerable.”
Qin Yu was overwhelmed with shock.
Over ten Godkings fell? Countless High Level Heavenly Deities died?
Gu Zhuang smiled bitterly and said. “Brother Qin Yu, let me tell you. The Three Great Palaces, Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace, all three of them were named after their first Palace Master. In that battle… the first Palace Masters of the Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace and Heaven Desolate Palace all fell. I am someone who succeeded the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master in the course of the battle.”
[TL: Misty Mystic → Lan Xuan. Black Wind → Hei Feng. Heaven Desolate → Tian Huang. Liejun → Great Split/Rend.]
“I am the same.” Ji Lusheng sighed and said. “That battle was truly too cruel and fiery. The battle spread through the entire Heaven and Earth… Practically all of the Godkings had shown themselves. Even Exalted Celestials had joined the battle in the shadows!”
Qin Yu’s heart shook with shock.
Exactly what sort of war happened six quadrillion years ago?
Qin Yu have once heard about the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan’s father-in-law mentioning this battle in Yuchi City. That High Level Deity had only mentioned that the Divine Realm would have a war every six billion years.
However, it appears now that the war of every six billion years was merely a small battle.
That battle from six quadrillion years ago was the true war of the Divine Realm.
Godkings falling one by one. Even Exalted Celestials were helping in the dark… All of the first generation Palace Masters of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold had fallen during the battle. Just by that, one could tell exactly how fierce and violent the battle had been.
“Why did such a battle occur?” Qin Yu asked.
There must definitely be a reason for everything to occur. The various Godkings would definitely not be lunatics who started waging war with one another for no reason at all.
“Reason? That battle bears upon the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial. In that battle, a Godking managed to achieve the final victory. He ended up becoming the new Exalted Celestial. And from that, the Divine Realm now has three Exalted Celestials.” Gasped Huangfu Liejun.
The upper echelons that had experienced the battle from six quadrillion years ago were still very clear about the course of events of that battle.
“New Exalted Celestial?” Qin Yu’s heart was trembling.
No wonder it caused the entire Divine Realm to go frantic and kill that many Godkings. So it was actually because of the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial.
“Weren’t there three Exalted Celestials in the Divine Realm? How come only a single most frightening battle that engulfed the entire Divine Realm occurred?” Confused, Qin Yu asked. He believed that since there were three Exalted Celestials, there should be three battles like that.
The Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang shook his head and said while smiling. “No. When the Divine Realm was formed, there were already two Exalted Celestials.”
Qin Yu suddenly understood.
There were already two Exalted Celestials when the Divine Realm was formed.
And in the close to twelve quadrillion years, there had only been a single new Exalted Celestial. And that Exalted Celestial was someone who attained the Exalted Celestial status in the incomparable great battle from six quadrillion years ago.
“What a fierce and bitter battle!” Just by thinking, Qin Yu was able to feel a strong throbbing on his heart.