Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 25 – Suggestion
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. Snowflakes were drifting in the air, covering the entire Floating Snow City. Those who could live in this floating city were all people of the upper echelons of the Divine Realm. This was a world of Heavenly Deities!
“Your Lordship, are we to leave like this? The bride search has yet to truly begin yet. Perhaps…” A simple and honest looking middle aged man asked respectfully to a handsome youth before him.
The middle aged man knew that the handsome youth before him was the Eight Great Divine Families’ Northeastern Region’s Forest Ocean City’s prince… Mu Yulou. He was also an extremely famous person in the Forest Ocean City. Mu Yulou was a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. Furthermore, he was proficient in artifact craftsmanship. He was already capable of crafting Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
Mu Yulou cast a glance at the Imperial City far away. With a light smile, he said. “You must not have extravagant hope. There are too many people pursuing the princess of the Floating Snow City. When compared to Brother Duanmu, Zhou Xian and them, I am truly too inferior.”
After Mu Yulou finished those words, he turned around to leave.
That middle aged man followed behind Mu Yulou. He didn’t dare to say anymore. Just like that, Mu Yulou continued to walk quietly. His departure was not informed to anyone from the Floating Snow City. When Mu Yulou reached the entrance of the Wood Mansion, he stopped.
“Your Lordship?” Said that middle aged man quietly.
Mu Yulou’s gaze was cast on the entrance of the Wood Mansion. “That Jiang Li should be living in the Wood Mansion. Unfortunately, she does not belong to me.” After a sigh, Mu Yulou directly left.
For Deities, Heavenly Deities were people high above everyone else. For ordinary Heavenly Deities, those who possessed high strength and status like Mu Yulou were the true bigshots.
However, in this competition for Li’er’s groom search, even someone like Mu Yulou could not help but sadly depart. Those who were truly qualified to compete for Jiang Li must possess both status and strength.
They were all people that were second to only Godkings!
At this moment, inside the Wood Mansion.
Qin Yu had just come out from his Cosmos. At the first moment when he came out, Jiang Lan instantly discovered him. The two of them met each other in the courtyard.
“Uncle Lan, the Utmost East Sage Emperor has just sent me an order to have me go and watch Ou Yezi craft artifacts. Thus, I will be needing your help.” Said Qin Yu directly.
Currently, the Spatial Energy from the Cosmos was capable of spreading several tens of kilometers with Qin Yu as the center. Such a distance was already extremely far. However, the Utmost Eastern Region’s Floating Snow City was truly too far away.
“Ou Yezi?” Jiang Lan muttered and then nodded. “This Ou Yezi is also a grandmaster artifact craftsman, it is good for you to go and watch him craft artifacts. On, that’s right, Little Yu, what is your current level of artifact craftsmanship?” Jiang Lan asked.
Jiang Lan didn’t know how good Qin Yu was at artifact crafting. After all, Qin Yu was capable of speeding up time in his own cosmos. Furthermore, it was even more amazing than Jiang Lan Realm’s third layer space.
“My level of artifact craftsmanship? It should be…” Qin Yu pondered for a moment. He then smiled and said. “It should be not inferior to that Ou Yezi.”
Jiang Lan who was smiling earlier suddenly had his smile frozen.
“Ou Yezi’s level? Impossible. You’ve only trained for how long? Even a genius wouldn’t…” Upon saying till this part, Jiang Lan calmed himself down. He then asked as if he was considering things. “Mn, Little Yu, how long have you trained in your space?”
Jiang Lan too wasn’t certain about exactly how long Qin Yu have actually trained.
“Close to ten million years.” Qin Yu replied honestly.
“Only two thousand plus years have passed in the outside world. Doesn’t that mean that your space time acceleration limit is much greater than my Jiang Lan’s Realm’s third layer space?” Jiang Lan instantly calculated the proportions.
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
Jiang Lan grew silent for a moment. He then said solemnly. “Little Yu, are you certain that you’re capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts?”
Hearing Uncle Lan’s question, Qin Yu was filled with confidence.
What a joke. Even when using ordinary materials, Qin Yu was absolutely certain that he would be able to craft Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. If he were to use precious materials, Qin Yu would naturally hold absolute certainty in crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
If he was to be lucky and reach a state of pinnacle, then he might even be capable of creating a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that could match up to second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures like the Divine Spear Waning Snow that Chehou Yuan crafted.
“I am certain that I would definitely be able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts!” Qin Yu said in a serious and confident manner.
Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu. In the end, he nodded.
“Good. Little Yu, if you have truly reached this level, then you would be qualified to directly propose marriage for Li’er to the Utmost North Sage Emperor.” Jiang Lan said solemnly.
Qin Yu felt that his heart had violently jumped. Regarding the matter of marriage proposal, Qin Yu was looking forward to it. His heart was also beating rapidly.
“As soon as you feel that everything is prepared and ready, then directly contact me. I will notify the Utmost North Sage Emperor and have him set up the arrangements for the groom search.” Jiang Lan continued.
At this moment, Qin Yu had also calmed down.
“Uncle Lan, don’t worry about this for now. At this moment, I still have to return back to see that Ou Yezi craft artifacts. After that, I would have to inform about the matter to the Utmost East Sage Emperor…” Qin Yu had already planned everything.
During the time when he had accepted the request from the Utmost East Sage Emperor, he was informed that he would be able to leave whenever he wished.
Furthermore, if the Utmost East Sage Emperor were to agree with Qin Yu proposing marriage to Li’er, then Qin Yu would be able to continue to serve him. After all… proposing marriage did not conflict with him being the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.
After all, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Zhou Xian were all people not from Floating Snow City. For a Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master to become the son-in-law of Floating Snow City would also be considered as being normal.
“Little Yu, I have a suggestion.” Jiang Lan suddenly started smiling. “This suggestion of mine might push you to the edge of a blade. However, it will be extremely advantageous to you marrying Li’er.”
Qin Yu was overjoyed.
Edge of a blade? Qin Yu wasn’t scared of that.
“Uncle Lan, what is the suggestion?” With bright and expressionful eyes, Qin Yu looked at Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan smiled and said. “It’s very simple. In the Utmost East Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold, you are to find an opportunity to display your artifact crafting ability. That is, you are to craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. After that… you are to publicize that you are the new master of the Bewitching God Temple!”
Qin Yu’s pupils shrunk.
The new master of the Bewitching God Temple?
Qin Yu rapidly thought about it in his heart. If he were to publicize this matter, it would bring about both good and bad things. However, those so called bad things were all things that Qin Yu didn’t really care about.
With Qin Yu’s current strength, he truly did not fear anyone.
As for the good things, the benefits, they were extremely obvious. He would carry on the prestige of the Craftsman God. In that case, if Qin Yu were to craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, then his status would abruptly increase which would allow his status to become even more sufficient in the marriage proposal.
“Good. During my return to Mount Dazzling Gold this time around, I will definitely seize the opportunity to publicize this matter.” Qin Yu’s eyes shined. With excitement, he said.
Jiang Lan smiled and nodded. “In that case, this matter is decided like this for the time being. Like this, when you publicize that your identity as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, I will go and inform the Utmost North Sage Emperor and have him prepare to call for the groom search. What do you think?”
Qin Yu understood in his heart.
Regardless of what happens, he would definitely have to compete against those other four competitors in the groom search. Qin Yu truly did not believe that with his strength, status and the benefit as a grandmaster artifact craftsman, he would be unable to move the Utmost North Sage Emperor.
Without mentioning anything else, merely the over a million Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts would be able to horrify the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
“Good. Uncle Lan, When I publicize my identity as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, I will proceed toward Floating Snow City to propose marriage to Li’er.” Qin Yu’s eyes were flickering with light.
Jiang Lan smiled happily and nodded.
Without any of the three Godkings of the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold sensing it, Qin Yu returned to the Misty Mystic Palace. After returning, Qin Yu spent some days resting. After that, Qin Yu was invited to the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace.
Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. Guest Welcoming Hall.
Seated at the highest level in the hall was the Utmost East Sage Emperor, his wife, the Hundred Flowers Godking and the Gold Sword Godking. As for the guests from the Thunder Punishment City, they were all seated to the side. Qin Yu and the other three Palace Masters were all sat on the other side.
“Big brother Ji, those three people on the other side, the leader among them is Ou Yezi, right?” Qin Yu asked the Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master Ji Lusheng beside him via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Seated across Qin Yu and the other three Palace Masters were the three High Level Heavenly Deities from the Thunder Punishment City.
Of these three High Level Heavenly Deities, one of them was an old man, another a middle aged man and the last one was a youth. All three of them wore white gowns and had apathetic expressions on their faces. All three of them had extremely long hair that trailed over their shoulders and possessed confidence between their brows.
It was impossible for one to determine the status of a cultivator from their external appearance. Thus, Qin Yu was unable to determine who was Ou Yezi.
“Ou Yezi is that middle aged man.” Ji Lusheng said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “The old man and the youth beside Ou Yezi are the two captains of his personal bodyguard squadrons.”
“Personal bodyguard squadrons? The two captains of his personal bodyguard squadrons are High Level Heavenly Deities?” Qin Yu was surprised.
As the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, Qin Yu commanded over two Heavenly Deity Army’s large squadrons. However, only four elite Heavenly Deity mid squadrons were completely under his control. As for their leaders, they were merely Mid Level Heavenly Deities.
High Level Heavenly Deity? And two on top of that. This Ou Yezi’s was a lot more extravagant than himself.
The Heaven Desolate Palace’s Palace Master Ji Lusheng knew what Qin Yu was thinking. He continued. “This Ou Yezi is not a person from the Zhou Clan. He is a freelancer. Thus, back then, the Zhou Clan paid a very great price to have Ou Yezi remain in the Zhou Clan. After all, an grandmaster artifact craftsman was so precious that his status was comparable to a Godking.”
“The status of an grandmaster artifact craftsman is actually that high?” Qin Yu gasped in surprise in his heart.
However, at the same time, Qin Yu was also secretly delighted.
The higher the status of a grandmaster artifact craftsman, the better it would be for him.
Ji Lusheng said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Qin Yu, you ought to know that although Godking level experts are powerful, what use do they possess during times of peace? They are merely there to intimidate others. However, what about grandmaster artifact craftsmen? What an expert lacks the most is weapons. In the entire Divine Realm, there are only three people who are capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Among them, one has disappeared. Thus, only two grandmaster artifact craftsmen remain in the Divine Realm. However, what about the Godkings? There’s many of them in the Divine Realm.”
The rarer something was, the greater its value. This held especially true for weapons that all experts lacked. It was extremely normal for an expert artifact craftsman to possess a high status.
At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu who sat on the high seat spoke.
“Ou Yezi, I am very happy to be able to invite you to my Mount Dazzling Gold. The banquet today is the reception feast prepared especially for you.” Huangfu Yu had an amiable smile on his face.
Ou Yezi had an appearance like a rigid middle aged man. His face was apathetic to the extreme. His pair of eyes were a bit sunken. The corners were extremely clear. That pair of eyes appeared like those of eagles and falcons.
That pair of eyes looked at the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu. Ou Yezi stood up. He slightly bowed. Immediately after, he raised his head, stuck out his chest and said in a clear voice. “Since your Majesty Sage Emperor has invited me, would I dare disobey the invitation?”
This Ou Yezi displayed a rare smile. “The banquet Your Majesty have prepared is indeed sumptuous. However, I have come to craft artifacts for Your Majesty. To enjoy a feast without first crafting the artifacts, I am truly anxious. Your Majesty, please allow me to craft the artifacts after the banquet.”
Upon hearing these words, Qin Yu started smiling. He thought in his heart. “This man is truly peculiar.”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s wife, Xu Yan, smiled and said. “Grandmaster Ou Yezi’s rigorous meticulousness when crafting artifacts is something that many people are familiar with. His Majesty has invited Grandmaster Ou Yezi precisely because of this.”
Regardless of how apathetic Ou Yezi appeared, he still had a smiling expression in his eyes.
Evidently, the words spoken by the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s wife made him feel very good.
The banquet did not last for a long time. After about two hours, the banquet was finished. Qin Yu had originally thought that this Ou Yezi would proceed to do artifact crafting right away. However, this Ou Yezi actually needed to enter seclusion training to adjust his state of mind. Only after waiting till the next day did the artifact crafting began.
In the Imperial City, there was a palace especially used for artifact crafting.
In the great hall of this palace, there were many people watching from the side. Of the Four Great Palace Masters, other than the Black Wind Palace’s Palace Master Gu Zhuang, the other three Palace Masters were all present. All three Godkings were also present. Huangfu Jing, Huangfu Liehuo and even that Huangfu Liushui who had went to become a bandit have come.
Ou Yezi merely wore trousers. Draped over his body was a gown. He stood in the center of the great hall proudly.
Ou Yezi said in a clear voice. “Everyone, I fear the most of being disturbed during the process of my artifact crafting. Thus, I would set up a barrier around the surrounding from where I would be crafting the artifact to isolate the voice from the outside world and also to prevent others from coming in to bother me. I wish that… no one would go and touch this barrier and cause me distraction. If the artifact crafting were to fail because of this, then Your Majesty Sage Emperor, you cannot blame me for it.”
“That’s of course. Ou Yezi, you can set your mind to artifact crafting. Those of us who have come to watch will definitely not approach you.” Said the Utmost North Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu with a smile.
Ou Yezi slightly nodded.
Ou Yezi raised his hand and lifted open the gown draped around his body. Ou Yezi’s upper body had become bare. A milky white color rock platform appeared before him. Ou Yezi started to put on golden finger sleeves on his ten slender fingers.
Seeing this scene, Qin Yu’s eyes slightly shined. “This Ou Yezi’s artifact crafting technique, could it be… the pinnacle of Formation Array Flow, ‘Ten Terminations Crafting?’”
Formation Array Flow was a method of artifact crafting that used calculations and the assistance of formation arrays to craft.
‘Ten Terminations Crafting’ was a pinnacle artifact crafting technique that Qin Yu had read about in the golden scrolls before.