Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 24 – The Completion of ‘Waning Snow’
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Robin
While Qin Yu and Li’er were quietly training in the New Cosmos, the master of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was a bit vexed.
Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. In Huangfu Yu’s study room.
“Your Majesty, these couple days, you’ve constantly had an expression of being at your wits’ end. What’s wrong? Is there something that is hard to resolve? A couple days ago, you were extremely happy that the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master had started his artifact crafting.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s wife walked into the study room and said to him in a soft voice.
Huangfu Yu was sitting in front of the desk. He raised his head and looked to his wife. He smiled helplessly and said. “Xu Yan, you ought to know that I had only bestowed upon Qin Yu some golden scrolls after he became the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace.”
Xu Yan nodded. “That’s right, You have only bestowed upon him some golden scrolls. I also felt that the gift was a bit lacking.”
One of the Four Great Palace Masters, oh how revered this status was?
At the very least, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu ought to bestow upon Qin Yu some precious items. For example… a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact!
“According to the rules of our Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, only when a High Level Heavenly Deity manages to contribute a great service would we bestow upon them a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. As for Qin Yu, he is the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. His status is extremely revered. According to logic, when he took on the position of the Palace Master, I ought to have bestowed upon him a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.” Said Huangfu Yu.
His wife Xu Yan nodded. “In that case, why didn’t Your Majesty bestow upon him a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact?”
“It isn’t that I didn’t want to but rather that we no longer have even a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact in our Imperial City’s storage.” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu helplessly.
High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts were not things that were easily crafted.
“We have some some Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts and Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts in our storage. However, how could I possibly bestow a Palace Master a Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact?” Huangfu Yu shook his head and smiled bitterly.
His wife Xu Yan nodded her head. She then consoled him. “Your Majesty, you also saw in the competition for the Palace Master, that Qin Yu does not lack High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts at all.”
“Him possessing High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts cannot be a reason for me to not bestow him a gift.” Huangfu Yu shook his head and sighed.
“Qin Yu possesses High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts and that amazing formation array technique. He most definitely has an amazing expert standing behind him.” Xu Yan said.
Huangfu Yu lightly smiled and said. “Let’s not talk about that for the time being. I wanted to give Qin Yu a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact but I don’t have any.”
“A couple days ago, my old subordinate, the City Governor of the Luanyu City, brought back quite many treasures in hope of being able to exchange them for a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. However, I, … Sigh!” Huangfu Yu sighed helplessly.
Xu Yan immediately understood.
The City Governors of the Luanyu City, Yuchi City and other cities were all Huangfu Yu’s old subordinates. They were all his subjects that had achieved great merit in the war six quadrillion years ago.
Huangfu Yu had treated his old subordinates very well and had given them official posts such as City Governors and such.
This time around, Luanyu City’s governor had brought a large number of treasures in order to exchange them for a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. In terms of value, those treasures were definitely as valuable as a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Merely, High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts were so rare that they are although the price was right, there was no product to be sold.
“A request from my old subordinate, I truly am unable to decline. However, I do not have any High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Can I possibly go and tell my old subordinate that I, the magnificent Sage Emperor, am unable to take out a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact?” Huangfu Yu felt a bit embarrassed.
Xu Yan understood her husband’s difficulties completely.
“Your Majesty, how did you handle his request?” Xu Yan hurriedly asked.
Huangfu Yu said embarrassedly. “I cannot decline him. Thus, I agreed to it during that time. I told him… after some time, I would have my men deliver a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to him.”
“You agreed?” Xu Yan was slightly startled.
Her husband was beating his face swollen to imitate being a fatty.
“Your Majesty, was this what you are vexed about?” Xu Yan hurriedly asked.
Huangfu Yu shook his head and said. “What I am vexed about isn’t this. As I have promised the Luanyu City’s City Governor, I naturally have some certainty in being able to do it. I have already dispatched my men to the Thunder Punishment City to request that grandmaster artifact craftsman ‘Ou Yezi.’”
“Ou Yezi?” Xu Yan slightly nodded her head. “In the entire Divine Realm, there are only three grandmasters that are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.”
The Three Grandmasters Artifact Craftsmen of the Divine Realm.
Ranked number one, the person with the most powerful artifact crafting ability, Craftsman God Chehou Yuan. He was also the only person qualified of being named the ‘Craftsman God.’
Ranked number two and ranked number three were two people who possessed equally matched ability in artifact craftsmanship, Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng.
Ou Yezi was someone from the Thunder Punishment City. As for Duanmu Feng, he was a direct descendent of the Utmost Southern Region’s Light Lens City. He was the younger brother of the Palace Master of the Bright Jade Palace, Duanmu Yu.
“Why is Your Majesty vexed? Could it be that the Thunder Punishment City decided not to give Your Majesty face?” Xu Yan asked.
“No, that’s not it. That Thunder Punishment City would definitely give me face. Merely… the demands that Ou Yezi made were truly too high.” Huangfu Yu coldly humphed and said. “Ever since Chehou Yuan went missing, the conditions that Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng have to craft artifacts for others have instantly increased ten fold. Regardless of who it was that sought their help, they would always be like this. It is truly… too excessive!”
Xu Yan nodded. “The conditions that Chehou Yuan demanded when he helped others craft artifacts were extremely low. They were much lower than the demands from Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng.”
Regardless of whether it were Huangfu Yu or Xu Yan, neither of them understood.
Both Ou Yezi and Duanmu Yu’s formation array prowess was at the sixth level of formation arrays. It was extremely complicated and mentally and physically taxing for them to set up formations.
However, what about the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan?
Chehou Yuan was capable of setting up level eight formation arrays. Although level eight formation arrays could not match Qin Yu’s formation array ‘Universe’ in its simplicity, it was about the same level. To set up that formation array would only require a short amount of time.
As it required less energy for Chehou Yuan to craft an artifact, he naturally would ask for a lower price.
As Chehou Yuan’s craftsmanship ability was high and his price was low, this caused him to be extremely popular. This also led to the renowned name of the Bewitching God Temple to spread across the entire Divine Realm. However, the other two grandmaster artifact craftsmen felt extremely wronged.
And now, Chehou Yuan had disappeared.
Ou Yezi and Duanmu Yu had immediately increased their asking price. Regardless of who it was that sought for their help, they would give very similar demands and asking prices. As both of them possessed a solid background, neither of them worried about offending anyone.
“I planned to have Ou Yezi craft three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. However, the conditions that he sought for crafting those three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts made even me feel a bit ached.” Huangfu Yu felt extremely helpless.
As his own Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold does not possess a grandmaster artifact craftsman, thus, he could only be aggrieved like so.
“Even if you cannot bear it, you must still bear it. After all, only Duanmu Feng and Ou Yezi are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts now.” Xu Yan also sighed helplessly.
Crafting artifact was not something that one would be able to do just because one was powerful.
Even Godkings were only capable of at most creating a Low Quality Spatial Divine Artifact. As for the High Quality Heavenly Divine Weapons, they were incapable of crafting those.
“I truly don’t know where that Chehou Yuan went to for even I to be unable to find him.” Huangfu Yu felt extremely helpless.
He truly longed for the time back when he could ask Chehou Yuan to help him craft Heavenly Divine Artifacts by merely paying a small fee. Unfortunately, those sort of days were forever gone.
“Back then, why didn’t I ask Chehou Yuan to craft more Heavenly Divine Artifacts?” Huangfu Yu felt extremely regretful.
“Your Majesty, our Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master is at an even higher level of formation array prowess than Ou Yezi and Duanmu Yu. If he were to truly continue studying, then he would definitely become a grandmaster artifact craftsman one day. You shouldn’t mind too much about what’s happening right now.” Xu Yan comforted her husband.
Huangfu Yu slightly nodded.
“I can only wait. However, it requires an enormous amount of time to become a grandmaster artifact craftsman. Even if he is a genius, it would still require at least a hundred million years, I’d assume.” Huangfu Yu said helplessly.
What Huangfu Yu didn’t know was that when Qin Yu studied artifact craftsmanship and experimented crafting artifacts in his New Cosmos, he became even more clear about the various situations that occurs as one crafts an artifact and his training speed was even faster. In ten million years, Qin Yu had already obtained the strength to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
“Ah, that’s right, this time around, Ou Yezi would come to our Mount Dazzling Gold to craft artifacts. This opportunity is extremely rare. We must definitely get Qin Yu to come and observe him. This would be very helpful to Qin Yu.” Said Huangfu Yu as his eyes shined.
Huangfu Yu had completely placed his hopes for artifact crafting on Qin Yu.
Even now, Huangfu Yu still thought that Qin Yu was merely a little bird that had just started researching artifact craftsmanship.
“That’s right, this opportunity is extremely rare.” Xu Yan’s eyes also shined.
“I’ll immediately dispatch someone to order him to come.” Huangfu Yu immediately made his decision.
Huangfu Yu’s order quickly arrived at the Misty Mystic Palace. After Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu obtained the information, they immediately sent a Mind Voice Transmission to Qin Yu, informing him about it.
New Cosmos. On the New Purple Mystic Star.
Qin Yu had just finished telling Li’er about the matter with the over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Right when Qin Yu and Li’er were planning on what to do in the future, Qin Yu received a Mind Voice Transmission.
“Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi?” Qin Yu was confused. Qin Yu had no idea who Ou Yezi was.
“Li’er, do you know of an Ou Yezi?” Qin Yu asked Li’er.
Li’er’s eyes shined. “Big brother Qin Yu, you don’t know who Ou Yezi is? In the Divine Realm, there are only three people that are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. They are the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan, Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng. Only the three of them are qualified to be considered grandmaster artifact craftsmen.”
“Merely, among the three, Craftsman God Chehou Yuan possessed the highest level of artifact craftsmanship. That was because Senior Chehou Yuan was the only person among the three… that was capable of crafting first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Thus, he was named the ‘Craftsman God’ by everyone!” When Li’er mentioned this, her eyes were filled with reverence.
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
Qin Yu also knew about Chehou Yuan being able to craft first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. First-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s apex of his craftsmanship.
This was why Chehou Yuan decided to leave the Divine Realm to search for the limit of artifact craftsmanship in order to one day be able to craft the highest level Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
“Oh, that’s right, who did Senior Chehou Yuan craft the first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for?” Qin Yu asked curiously. Although he knew Chehou Yuan had crafted a first-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for someone, he did not know who the person was.
Li’er’s expression have turned solemn. “Asura Godking, the ruler of the Asura Sea!”
“Asura Godking?” Information regarding the Asura Godking immediately appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.
The Eleven Great Powers of the Divine Realm; Eight Great Divine Families and Three Great Ascender Powers. Among the Three Great Ascender Powers, the Asura Sea was the strongest. The Asura Godking possessed a status so great that he was definitely not inferior to the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
“The Asura Godking is so powerful that even the Eight Great Sage Emperors fear him. Ever since Chehou Yuan crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for the Asura Godking, no other Godking dared to make things difficult for Chehou Yuan.” Li’er gasped.
A first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was truly too precious.
“Li’er, you can rest assured. One day, I too will craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu smiled and said. Facing Qin Yu’s bold, visionary words, Li’er nodded. She was extremely convinced that Qin Yu would be able to accomplish that.
To Li’er, no matter what Qin Yu said, he would be able to accomplish all of it.
“Li’er, this time around, the Utmost East Sage Emperor has ordered me to go and watch Ou Yezi craft artifacts. I must go. Thus…” Qin Yu looked to Li’er apologetically.
Qin Yu didn’t wish to leave Li’er. However, Li’er can’t just appear on the Mount Dazzling Gold.
“I know, you should go.” Li’er smiled and said. “It’s okay. I can enter seclusion training. Time will pass by very fast.”
Qin Yu nodded his head slightly. He softly kissed Li’er’s forehead. Li’er also closed her eyes.
“Eh? What’s happening? Could it be…?” Qin Yu was slightly startled.
“What’s wrong? Big brother Qin Yu?” Li’er opened her eyes and was confused.
Qin Yu lowered his head and smiled to Li’er. “It’s nothing. It’s just the Divine Spear Waning Snow. You can go and continue training. I will be returning to Mount Dazzling Gold in a bit.”
Qin Yu said that and then directly arrived at another location on the East Hazy Mountain.
At this location, the lump of Dark and Yellow Energy was floating in the air. The Divine Spear Waning Snow was hovering within the Dark and Yellow Energy. Qin Yu had not paid attention to it the entire time… however, it actually turned out that, the Divine Spear Waning Snow had stopped absorbing the Dark and Yellow Energy.
After nearly ten million years, the Divine Spear Waning Snow had finally absorbed the limit of Dark and Yellow Energy that it could absorb.
“True Body.” The cyan gowned Qin Yu clone beside the Divine Spear Waning Snow opened his eyes. He bowed to Qin Yu and said.
Qin Yu slightly nodded. “I never would’ve thought that the Divine Spear Waning Snow was only capable of absorbing ten percent of the Dark and Yellow Energy. It can absorb no more.” Qin Yu extended his hand. The Divine Spear Waning Snow flew into his hand.
With the spear in his hand, Qin Yu had a feeling as if there would not be anyone capable of resisting him.
The Divine Spear Waning Snow from back then that had only absorbed less than a thousandth of the Dark and Yellow Energy already possessed power comparable to the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. And now, it had absorbed ten percent of the Dark and Yellow Energy. The might of the Divine Spear Waning Snow have already reached a shocking level.
“Even Godkings, would they dare to block this spear of mine?” Holding the Divine Spear Waning Snow, Qin Yu was extremely confident.
With an intention, the Divine Spear assimilated into Qin Yu’s body.
Qin Yu lightly nodded to his clone. He then raised his head and looked to the sky. In a low voice, he muttered. “Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi? I shall see exactly how good this grandmaster artifact craftsman’s craftsmanship is.”
Soon after, Qin Yu disappeared.