Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 26 – Debate
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The ten slender fingers were all wearing golden finger sleeves.
Ou Yezi had a slight smile on his face. Like plucking a stringed instrument, his ten fingers softly flicked forward. Rays of golden fingers were shot out. Then, with Ou Yezi as the center, top, below, front, back, left and right, every location surrounding him was filled with golden finger rays.
The golden finger rays had formed a golden cubic cage.
Ou Yezi suddenly started floating. He had floated to a height about two meters where it just so happened to be the center of the golden cage. As for that milky white colored stone platform, it too floated before him.
Ou Yezi waved his sleeve with a smile on his face. Nearly a hundred materials instantly appeared before him.
“Extravagant!” Seeing this scene, Qin Yu was unable to restrain himself from uttering.
“Brother Qin Yu, what’s wrong?” Huangfu Liushui who stood next to him asked curiously. “Why did you say extravagant?” Huangfu Jing also turned her head also and looked to Qin Yu.
Those nearly a hundred materials, each and every one of them were extremely precious materials. Furthermore, the number was extremely large. Qin Yu was able to tell that with this many materials, it was sufficient to craft five or six High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
Qin Yu instead asked. “Princess Jing, Liushui, could it be that you all do not feel that it’s extremely numerous for Ou Yezi to use this many materials?”
“Numerous?” Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Liushui glanced at each other. They were both bewildered.
Qin Yu laughed involuntarily.
How could two people that doesn’t know anything about artifact crafting possibly know anything?
“The number of materials is still tolerable. It’s still not too excessive.” Suddenly, a voice sounded. Qin Yu turned around to look. Surprisingly, it was actually the Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei that spoke.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu said. “Qin Yu, the Gold Sword Godking has also researched artifact craftsmanship.”
Huangfu Lei continued. “‘The Ten Terminations Crafting belongs to the Formation Array Flow and is extremely complicated. One must be extremely careful in all ten terminations of the crafting. When using this technique to craft, it is very possible for the materials to be damaged. Thus, for Ou Yezi to use this many materials, the number cannot be considered unacceptable.”
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
“To be able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts using Formation Array Flow, this Ou Yezi can be considered as a rarity. Merely, Formation Array Flow is a technique with limitations. Merely by the theory behind it, it is already determined that… using Formation Array Flow to craft artifacts would never allow one to reach the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s level.” Qin Yu spoke frankly with assurance.
At this moment, Qin Yu had a manner of bearing as if he were about to pass judgment on everything.
The Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei glanced at Qin Yu with a somewhat shocked expression. He displayed a smile on his face and said. “Hearing Palace Master Qin Yu speaking like this, it seems that Palace Master Qin Yu is extremely proficient in the matter of artifact crafting.”
Qin Yu did not try to be modest.
After all, Qin Yu planned to find an opportunity to declare himself as the new master of the Bewitching God Palace.
“Regarding artifact crafting, after all these years of deep research, I too could be considered as having some understanding of it.” Said Qin Yu with a smile on his face.
“Regarding Formation Array Flow, I too have researched it a bit. The most basic theory behind the Formation Array Flow is… filtering step by step through using various different kinds of methods. When those materials passed through all the different methods of ‘filtration,’ the material would be determined to be completely pure. Your Lordship Godking, am I correct in what I just said?”
The Gold Sword Godking nodded in approval.
“That is indeed the case. However, Ou Yezi’s ‘Ten Termination Crafting’ has reached a state close to perfection. I believe that if a material were to go through ten different refinement techniques, it ought to be pure.” Evidently, the Gold Sword Godking held Ou Yezi in high regard.
Qin Yu’s expression was extremely serene.
“Your Lordship Godking, I do not agree with what you just said.” Said Qin Yu directly.
“Oh?” Huangfu Lei looked at Qin Yu.
As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and the Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang, they too was engrossed by the talks between Qin Yu and Huangfu Lei and looked to Qin Yu while smiling. Huangfu Jing, Huangfu Liejun and the others had also looked to Qin Yu.
To go against a Godking head on, Qin Yu was truly courageous.
“The theory behind the Formation Array Flow has a major error! That is, one absolutely cannot take anything for granted in the matter of artifact crafting. One ought to remember one point… regardless of whether a material has passed through ten different refinement techniques or twenty different refinement techniques, we still cannot regard a material as being completely pure.”
Qin Yu looked at the Gold Sword Godking. “A senior of mine once said these words… ‘If a Godking cannot discover impurity within a material, then it doesn’t mean that there is no impurity, rather it signifies that his strength is insufficient; if an Exalted Celestial cannot discover impurity within a material, then the Exalted Celestial’s strength is insufficient! No matter what, one cannot believe firmly that a material is completely pure!’”
“Only through possessing this suspicion in one’s heart would one be able to pursue for one’s limit every single time, pursue a higher level of artifact craftsmanship and never achieving satisfaction!” Qin Yu had an extremely sharp and confident aura.
The Gold Sword Godking’s eyes shined.
“Never achieving satisfaction, never believing that a material is pure, always seek after one’s limit, seek after a even higher level…” The Gold Sword Godking muttered in a low voice. A smile gradually appeared on his face.
Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei’s eyes started to shine. He smiled and looked to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, I truly anticipate for the scene of you achieving success in artifact craftsmanship.”
“Thank you, I believe Your Lordship Godking would be able to see that scene very soon.” Qin Yu slightly bowed and said.
For Qin Yu to be this arrogant, the Gold Sword Godking was actually not angry in the slightest. Instead, he was a bit happy.
Soon, the Gold Sword Godking once again started to quietly watch Ou Yezi craft the artifacts and said no more. The Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Hundred Flowers Godking both smiled to Qin Yu,
“Wow, Big Bro Qin Yu, you actually dared to speak to my eldest uncle like that?” Said Huangfu Liushui to Qin Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Qin Yu smiled and looked to Huangfu Liushui beside him. “Why wouldn’t I dare to speak like that?”
“My eldest uncle is an extremely serious person.” Huangfu Liushui’s expression turned into one of slight fear. “Since my childhood, my eldest uncle has not spoken many words to me. Eldest uncle is a person who rarely speaks. He would always have an ice-cold appearance.”
Qin Yu lightly smiled.
Qin Yu did not feel that the Gold Sword Godking was extremely cold and detached. Instead, he felt that the Gold Sword Godking was merely a person who disliked talking and liked being alone. If he were to have a favorable impression of you, then the Gold Sword Godking would treat you very well.
Artifact crafting was a process that required a lot of time. The ‘Ten Terminations Crafting’ was an extremely complicated artifact crafting method. It required ten different types of refinements. Half a year had passed since the start of Ou Yezi’s artifact crafting.
The various people that stood around and watched, some had left and the majority had started chatting with each other.
Suddenly, a voice sounded in Qin Yu’s head. Qin Yu immediately turned around to look.
It was the Utmost East Sage Emperor!
“Your Majesty, is there something you need me for?” Qin Yu immediately asked.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor smiled and nodded to Qin Yu. He then said via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “I did not notice during the banquet. Only later did I sense that the Heavenly Divine Energy within your body seems to be extremely pure now and has reached the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. What’s going on?”
The purity of the Heavenly Divine Energy was directly proportional to one’s level.
As for the Nascent Soul, as it was hidden deep within one’s brain, it was extremely hard to be investigated. Thus, when one determines another’s level, it was usually done through inspecting the other’s energy’s purity.
“I’ve already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity stage.” Qin Yu replied honestly.
“How is that possible? Last time I saw you, you were only at the Low Level Heavenly Deity stage.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu found it hard to believe.
After all that time, he’s asking me about that today?
Qin Yu started smiling in his heart. Qin Yu had already anticipated that after returning to Mount Dazzling Gold, he would be inquired by others why his strength had increased. Thus, Qin Yu had already prepared a response for this matter.
“Your majesty, the study of formation arrays would also increase one’s soul’s level. Furthermore… I possess a Spatial Divine Artifact. A thousand years in that Divine Artifact is only a single year outside. Although it appears that only over two thousand years have passed, I have actually trained for over two million years.” Qin Yu replied.
In the Divine Realm, although Spatial Divine Artifacts were extremely rare, they were still things extremely common to Godkings.
Although Spatial Divine Artifacts were common to Godkings, having a Spatial Divine Artifact that increased the flow of time was extremely rare.
“A thousand years inside is only a single year outside?” Huangfu Yu’s expression changed.
To be able to craft such a Spatial Divine Artifact, the craftsman was definitely a Godking. Furthermore, this Godking must have achieved some comprehension of the temporal law’s ‘Time Acceleration.’
Furthermore, for a space with a different flow of time on the inside to the outside, such a space was extremely unstable and likely to collapse.
Back then, Jiang Lan had used a great number of materials and even a ray of Grandmist Spiritual Energy, in order to craft the Jiang Lan Realm and stabilize the three spaces within it.
“Is it from your master?” Huangfu Yu asked.
During the contest for the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, Qin Yu had given his subordinates two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Ever since that time, Huangfu Yu had guessed that Qin Yu had an expert behind him.
“He is not my master. However, he is a senior that has given me the grace of guidance. Although he is not my master, in my heart, his position is comparable to being a master.” Said Qin Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Huangfu Jing slightly nodded. He then asked no more.
“So he has actually trained for over two million years. To reach the High Level Heavenly Deity level after two million plus years, it could also be considered as being acceptable. Merely, he could still be considered as a genius.” Huangfu Yu praised in his heart.
To ascenders, such a speed was something that they cannot imagine at all.
However, the geniuses of the Eight Great Divine Families, their cultivation speed was extremely frightening. After all, the bloodlines of the Eight Great Divine Families were extremely peculiar.
For example, Duanmu Yu, he had reached the High Level Heavenly Deity at a much faster speed compared to Qin Yu.
“Let’s continue to watch Ou Yezi craft the artifact.” Huangfu Yu said this and stopped asking Qin Yu anymore.
Time passed. Ou Yezi spent three years in the ‘Crafting Artifact Embryo’ step. He spent the least amount of time in the ‘Tempering’ process. As for the ‘Spirit Awakening,’ process, he spent three thousand years to set up a level six great formation array.
When the level six great formation array was successfully deployed, Ou Yezi heaved a long sigh of relief.
“Level six formation array, it truly is incomparably complicated.” Qin Yu shook his head in his heart.
The level six formation array was practically so complicated to an extremely frightening level. If one were to set up this sort of formation array in an area with a circumference of a thousand miles, it would not be that bad. However, this level six formation array was required to be set up on top of a tiny little weapon.
When the area became extremely small, the difficulty increased by many folds!
The group of bystanders also started heaving sighs of relief. To spend three thousand years watching another craft an artifact cannot be considered as being a very long time to the experts of the Divine Realm.
Three thousand plus years was a relatively short period of time to them.
“Qin Yu, what do you think about the weapon that was crafted?” The Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei suddenly spoke and asked.
Qin Yu nodded slightly and said. “This weapon, after using all those materials, could only be considered as barely capable of being called a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. However, considering that Ou Yezi used the ‘Ten Termination Crafting,’ he is already doing pretty well to be able to reach this level of craftsmanship.”
Everyone was stunned.
‘Using all those materials,’ ‘barely capable,’ ‘considering’…
Qin Yu’s tone of speech stunned everyone. After all, he was talking about a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact crafted by the Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Ou Yezi.
“A mere sucking child like you dares to discuss about artifact craftsmanship?” An indifferent voice sounded.
Ou Yezi draped his gown over his body. Indifferently, he walked over. When Qin Yu spoke earlier, Ou Yezi had already removed his barrier. Thus, he had naturally heard Qin Yu. Regarding Qin Yu’s evaluation of his work, he did not care about it in the slightest.
“Why can’t I discuss it?” Qin Yu asked.
Ou Yezi cast a glance at Qin Yu. “Everyone knows how to run their mouths. However, how many among them are truly capable of crafting artifacts? Hearing your words earlier, it seems that you look down upon my ‘Ten Termination Crafting.’ In that case, let me ask you, what makes you capable of looking down upon it?”
Qin Yu smiled indifferently.
“Without mentioning other things, let’s just talk about the process of the ‘Ten Termination Crafting.’ You wasted a total of forty eight materials.” Qin Yu said directly.
Ou Yezi lightly smiled and said. “It is extremely common for one to wear down materials during the process of crafting. Everyone can see that.”
“Ou Yezi, you, as a grandmaster artifact craftsman, ought to know that…even though two items might both be High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they too are separated into different levels. For the inferior High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they are inferior to even third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for ordinary High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they are a match for the third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for the powerful High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, they are comparable to second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures!” Qin Yu looked to Ou Yezi.
“There, exists only a single High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact in the whole wide world that could compare to a second-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure! Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan only managed to craft it because he was in his state of apex and was lucky!” Ou Yezi immediately said.
“Since you said those words, you ought to agree with my distinguishment of the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Say, this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact of yours, is it comparable to third-rated Heavenly Divine Artifacts?” Qin Yu asked.
Ou Yezi’s expression slightly changed. “It is not that lacking!”
Qin Yu started smiling.
For Ou Yezi to say such a thing, he had evidently admitted that this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that he crafted was inferior to third-rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
“To be able to craft this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts using merely those materials is already pretty good. As for the reason why this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact’s might is not at its pinnacle, it was because those materials were not good enough. It has nothing to do with my level of craftsmanship.” Ou Yezi said coldly. “We were unable to find the ‘Black Cloud Stone’ that is used to craft artifacts with and ended up using a ‘Sky Cloud Stone’ to replace it. That was what had led to this sort of outcome.”
Qin Yu suddenly started laughing.
“What shameless boasting.” Qin Yu looked to Ou Yezi. “You used such precious materials yet still said that the materials were not good. Let me ask you, at the third termination refinement and the seventh termination refinement of the ‘Ten Termination Crafting,’ if you have not made a mistake in those two refinements, then how powerful would the resulting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact be?”
Hearing the ‘third termination’ and ‘seventh termination,’ Ou Yezi’s complexion had instantly turned red. Angrily, he pointed to Qin Yu. “You, you…”
The reason why Ou Yezi did not get angry at the beginning was because he was not pointed at the place where it hurt.
Upon hearing that Qin Yu had pointed out his two mistakes, he was unable to restrain his anger.
And at this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, the Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei, the Hunded Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang, Huangfu Jing and Huangfu Liushui, were all listening to the debate between Qin Yu and Ou Yezi with startled expressions.
How would anyone who does not possess a certain level of research for the artifact crafting dare to interrupt?
Ou Yezi violently waved his sleeve. “It is a disgrace for me to argue with you. There are numerous theory experts in the Divine Realm, however, how many among them are actually capable of doing what they theorized? If you have the ability, then use the same materials and craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that’s stronger than the one that I crafted!”
“Same materials?” Qin Yu started to laugh out loud. “No need. I merely need half of the materials to do that!”