Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 22 – Countless Experiments
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: TranslationNations (sorry)
The three great steps of artifact crafting, first step ‘Achieve Artifact Embryo,’ second step ‘Temper Artifact,’ and third step ‘Spirit Awakening.’
Of the nearly two thousand golden scrolls, ninety percent of their contents were talking about how to achieve an Artifact Embryo.
The remaining ten percent, almost all of them were talking about the ‘Tempering’ process. As the step of ‘Spirit Awakening,’ it merely occupied a very small amount.
The second step” Temper Artifact!
A weapon cannot only be hard. Its toughness and flexibility were also extremely important. After all, a hard item would be extremely fragile.
Tempering was the process of making the artifact flexible and tough. As for the grandmasters of artifact crafting, they are capable of using the tempering process to make the weapon even more sharp.
The most difficult problem with tempering was… the tempering agent!
The tempering agent was in fact water. The quality of the the water was extremely important. The better than water quality, the better it would be as an tempering agent. This in turn would allow the weapon to be have an even more perfect tempering process.
The Unitary Heavy Water and the Golden Elemental Heavy Water were both extremely rare in the Divine Realm. Above the Golden Elemental Heavy Water was the… Coldmist Air.
Although Godking level experts could possess Void Flames because of their body’s true flame. However, there are extremely few people that are capable of possessing Coldmist Air.
Reading till this point, Qin Yu was overjoyed.
“That Magnificent Lotus Clone Variant of mine, it’s supreme skill is precisely Coldmist Domain. With that clone, my tempering agent is definitely the most perfect one.” Qin Yu became even more excited.
Even if other Godkings managed to obtain Coldmist Air, how could their control possibly be able to match Qin Yu’s clone who possessed the Coldmist Domain?
The first difficult problem of tempering was the tempering agent.
The tempering process also has another difficult problem… control.
Different weapons required different tempering agents. The tempering agent being colder does not necessarily mean that it would be better. After all, there are materials that would crack right after encountering the freezing temperature of the Coldmist Air.
Furthermore, the control of the time at which the Artifact Embryo undergoes the Tempering Process was also very important.
Temper for how long? When to stop tempering?
If an Artifact Embryo was to stay in the tempering agent for a moment longer, then its quality might drop. If the Artifact Embryo was to be in the tempering agent for a moment shorter, then it would not be able to achieve the best quality.
The time control was extremely important.
This was the sum of one’s experience, power of observation and talent.
“Of the Three Great Steps, this Tempering process appeared to be a slightly easier than crafting the Artifact Embryo.” This was what Qin Yu thought. However, Qin Yu had forgotten that even Godkings cannot control the Coldmist Air perfectly.
The Coldmist Air was the highest quality tempering agent.
The third step of the Three Great Steps… Spirit Awakening!
After undergoing the previous two steps, the weapon that was created would meet the standards in only the hardness, sharpness, flexibility and all other aspects. However…
In order to become a ‘Heavenly Divine Artifact.’
The most important thing was ‘Spirit Awakening!’
Although there was barely any information regarding the ‘Spirit Awakening Technique’ in the nearly two thousand golden scrolls, that was because… the strength of one’s Spirit Awakening Technique was dependent upon one’s formation array prowess!
Adding formation arrays to the weapon to make it into an organic entity; to be able to perfectly control the gold, wood, water, fire, earth, light, dark, lightning and all sort of other elemental energies to allow the weapon to be able to be linked to the world to create a change in its nature!
This was Spirit Awakening.
Once the Spirit Awakening was completed, a weapon’s final workmanship would be determined.
After the Spirit Awakening process, the weapon would obtain an ‘amplification’ effect and become a whole entity. Its attribute would become even more obvious. It might even be possible for special effects to appear!
For example, the Divine Sword Scarlet Blood’s ‘sharpness’ effect. It was precisely something that appeared after the ‘Spirit Awakening.’
“No wonder senior Chehou Yuan mentioned that if one does not reach a level five formation array level, then it would be impossible for one to craft a Heavenly Divine Artifact!” At this moment, Qin Yu completely understood it.
If one’s prowess in the formation array does not reach the level five formation array level, the the Spirit Awakening process would simply not be able to meet the criterion for a Heavenly Divine Artifact at all.
The criterion of Heavenly Divine Artifact… was so that it could amplify the Heavenly Divine Energy effectively!
As for ordinary Divine Artifacts, one would be able to attain the best amplification result just by instilling Divine Energy into it. However, when instilling Heavenly Divine Energy, the attack power of the Divine Artifacts would at the very most increase by a slightly more. The amplification effect would instead weaken.
Only two jade colored cloud beds were inside the spacious and empty main hall used for artifact crafting. At this moment, Qin Yu opened his eyes. Those golden scrolls that were floating before him have all disappeared.
“No wonder it was said that a true grandmaster of artifact crafting was sure to be a grandmaster of formation arrays. So this was the case. Although this Spirit Awakening Technique was the simplest, it was also the most difficult one.” Qin Yu gasped in his heart.
Simple; it was simple in its procedures.
Difficult; it was difficult in its formation array!
“I am capable of creating a formation array space. However, I am incapable of setting up level five, level six, level seven and level eight formation arrays.” Qin Yu smiled a self-mocking smile.
Qin Yu was extremely certain about his own formation array’s prowess.
He was capable of creating a formation array space because of his own cosmos’s spatial laws. It did not signified that he knew about how to set up level five and level six formation arrays.
However, knowing this extremely perfect formation array was sufficient enough.
“According to what Senior Chehou Yuan said, the pinnacle of Spirit Awakening would be the perfect harmonization to reach the ultimate harmony! His level eight formation array was extremely harmonious. However, my formation array, Universe, ought to have reached the pinnacle of harmony. Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, Light, Dark, Lightning and all kinds of other elements have already reached perfect harmonization.”
Qin Yu displayed a smile on his face.
And it was determined… all the weapons that Qin Yu would craft would all used the formation array ‘Universe’ for the Spirit Awakening process.
Qin Yu swiftly flew out from the cloud bed and arrived at the center of the Refining Flame Palace.
“Crafting artifact, the first step would be crafting the Artifact Embryo.” With an intention from Qin Yu, a large amount of materials appeared at a corner of the main hall. All of these materials were from the Bewitching God Temple.
Chehou Yuan had already readied the preparations for his successor.
“There are numerous ways to craft an Artifact Embryo. How exactly should I craft the Artifact Embryo?” Qin Yu started to frown. At this moment, he recalled a sentence that Chehou Yuan had said… ‘If you want to become the New ‘Craftsman God,’ you cannot imitate another’s method. You must create your own method that is the most suited for you!’
Create one’s own artifact crafting method?
How could creating a new technique be that easy? The grandmaster artifact craftsmen of the Divine Realm, every single one of them only managed to attain their status through crafting various artifacts.
“Craft artifact first, sum up the technique afterwards. First experiment with all the various artifact crafting techniques of the predecessors and then slowly create my own path of artifact craftsmanship!”
Qin Yu made his decision!
With an intention from Qin Yu, seven of the materials from the corner of the main hall flew over to Qin Yu. Qin Yu extended his hand. The Refining Flame Wristband started to emit Black Divine Flames and White Pure Flames.
Qin Yu began his first crafting experiment.
The method that he was about to experiment with was the Divine Realm’s first ordinary expert artifact craftsman’s ‘Revolving Waves Technique.”
Qin Yu knew very well that there are very few grandmaster artifact craftsmen in the Divine Realm. The main reason for that was because most of the genius expert artifact craftsmen have all been hindered by the ‘Spirit Awakening’ step.
Regardless of how good their Artifact Embryo was, as their level in the formation arrays was too weak, they would be incapable of crafting Heavenly Divine Artifacts. If they cannot craft Heavenly Divine Artifacts, then cannot become grandmaster artifact craftsmen.
Although the ‘Revolving Waves’ technique was merely an ordinary expert artifact craftsman’s artifact crafting technique.
However, Qin Yu felt that this technique was not much weaker than the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s ‘Tempered Through Thousand Hammers’ in crafting an Artifact Embryo.
“Revolving Waves Technique,’ ‘Nine Bent Fire Refinement,’ ‘Fifth Artifact Technique’…
Qin Yu was unceasingly experimenting with the various different peculiar methods. These methods all gave Qin Yu different experience as well as understanding, allowing him to advance by leaps and bounds in his comprehension of the artifact craftsmanship.
Wholeheartedly, Qin Yu had thrown himself into the experimentations. He used low level materials for all of the weapons. The first prerequisite for ‘Artifact Embryo’ was the materials. If the materials used to craft it was too weak, it would be impossible to craft a good Artifact Embryo and in turn weapon.
However, these were merely ‘experiments’ for Qin Yu.
After over a thousand years had passed in the Divine Realm, Qin Yu discovered that… he had actually used all of the ordinary materials in the Bewitching God Temple.
Over a thousand years have passed in the Divine Realm.
How long had Qin Yu experimented? It was hard to calculate, and that was because the peak time acceleration of the New Cosmos already reached over five thousand times.
The Refining Flames Palace that Qin Yu was in was currently undergoing the peak time acceleration and the time ratio had been increasing unceasingly. Qin Yu estimated that he ought to have experimented five to six million years.
“There’s not enough materials? What should I do?” Qin Yu frowned as he started thinking.
Suddenly, Qin Yu started smiling. “I’ve actually forgotten. The Utmost East Sage Emperor has already informed me that if I do not have enough materials, I can go and request materials from him!” Qin Yu immediately sent a Mind Voice Transmission to Qiuzhong Fu and asked Qiuzhong Fu to go and personally receive a large amount of ordinary materials.
“Seems like I would have to return to the Misty Mystic Palace once.” Qin Yu was thinking aloud.
“Eh?” Qin Yu was suddenly startled. “I’ve reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level?”
In the past several million years, Qin Yu had been completely immersed in artifact crafting. He did not notice that he had already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity level. In these past millions of years, Qin Yu’s Magnificent Lotus Clone had been analyzing the comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei unceasingly.
After several million years, half of the comprehension that Qin Yu had left for his clone have already been comprehended.
The half of the half of the spatial comprehension that Qin Yu left for his Magnificent Lotus Clone, in other words, a quarter of the spatial comprehension that Zuo Qiumei left for Qin Yu.
Qin Yu and Li’er each received half of Zuo Qiumei’s spatial comprehension.
In actuality, the Magnificent Lotus Clone had only comprehended an eighth of the Spatial Laws.
Merely this bit of Spatial Laws had actually allowed Qin Yu to reach the doorsteps of High Level Heavenly Deity. From this, one could tell that there possessed a significant gap between the entry level High Level Heavenly Deity and the peak level High Level Heavenly Deity.
“Li’er’s comprehension speed is a bit slower than my clone’s. She’s still currently at the peak Mid Level Heavenly Deity.” Qin Yu took a glance at Li’er and managed to determine her level right away.
The Magnificent Lotus Clone’s soul body was comparable to that of a High Level Heavenly Deity. Thus, its comprehension speed was also extremely fast.
“I shouldn’t bother Li’er.” Qin Yu lightly nodded. He then disappeared from the main hall.
On the summit of the East Hazy Mountain.
The cyan gowned Qin Yu clone was currently sitting here in a cross-legged position. It had been quietly comprehending the comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei the entire time. All that it managed to comprehend was naturally passed onto Qin Yu’s True Body.
The cyan gowned Qin Yu clone suddenly opened its eyes. It said. “True Body!”
Qin Yu lightly nodded. With an intention, the final lump of seven colored light flew out from Qin Yu’s mind and into the the clone’s mind.
“You can continue training.” After Qin Yu said those words, he left the New Cosmos and returned to the Wood Mansion.
The current Qin Yu does not have any time to comprehend the spatial laws. Thus, the task of comprehending the spatial laws was left for his clone.
After all, the path of artifact craftsmanship truly required an immense amount of time. After several millions of years, Qin Yu had merely accumulated some experience. Of course, Qin Yu was incapable of creating an artifacting crafting technique at this current moment.
However, Qin Yu was using all his effort to search for perfection.
Qin Yu had decided to only create a new artifact crafting technique after doing even more experiments, accumulating even more experiences, and achieving even more comprehensions.
Inside a garden behind the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was currently chatting with his wife.
“Your Majesty Sage Emperor, a man from the Misty Mystic Palace has arrived to request for materials to craft artifacts with.” Said a tall, thin and ice-cold looking woman respectfully. “The materials being requested were mostly ordinary materials. Only a small portion was slightly precious. Merely, the amount being requested was numerous…”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was immediately overjoyed.
“Haha, he has finally started crafting artifacts. Good, good, the more numerous the better. For him to request a lot of ordinary materials, it seemed that he was currently experimenting and gathering experience. Very good. A man with formation array prowess greater than even Chehou Yuan starting to craft artifacts, this was truly something worthy to look forward to.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor was extremely happy.
That tall, thin and ice-cold looking woman’s face suddenly turned into one of embarrassment. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, the amount requested was truly too great. All the ordinary materials that we possessed have already been, already been completely taken.”
“Completely taken?” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was shocked. “That Qin Yu, is he capable of using all of that?”
Qin Yu received a large amount of materials and then returned to the Wood Mansion with Jiang Lan. After that, he once again entered into his New Cosmos and started his deep experimentation again. The current peak time acceleration of the New Cosmos have already reached over five thousand times. Qin Yu possessed sufficient time to experiment.
Inside the main hall of the Refining Flames Palace.
Qin Yu resumed his artifact craftsmanship. After having sufficient materials, Qin Yu started his constant experiments without any regard for the materials. In this sort of large quantity experimentations, Qin Yu managed to assemble the experience of numerous different expert artifact craftsmen. An unprecedented artifact crafting technique was gradually being born.
Time was passing. However, Qin Yu who was immersed within his artifact crafting experimentations was not aware of the passage of time.
There was not a single weapon in this main hall. What happened to all the weapons that Qin Yu had been testing out his artifact crafting with all these years? Although they were made from inferior materials, but Qin Yu’s ‘Tempering’ and ‘Spirit Awakening’ techniques were extremely powerful. Thus, the weapons that he crafted would not be that bad.
Outside of the Bewitching God Temple. On top of the East Hazy Mountain.
As if they were garbage, weapons were scattered all over the forest of the East Hazy Mountain. They were so numerous that they were definitely able to be counted in the ten thousands. Even the most inferior weapon were Divine Artifacts. There were even… Low Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
All of these were Qin Yu’s huge volume of experimental products!