Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 3 – The Invitations from the Major Powers
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
In the territory of Yuchi City of the eastern region of the Divine Realm. The area several thousand meters surrounding Mount Bewitch You had been covered completely by the formation array space.
At the moment when Qin Yu subdued those eighty two Heavenly Deities in his formation array, more Heavenly Deities had arrived outside the formation array. These Heavenly Deities were even slower than Qiuzhong Fu and them. Thus, they were the last to arrive.
There were several tens of Heavenly Deities that had rushed over. However, at the moment when they saw that formation array space, all of them opened their eyes wide in shock.
Looking at this great formation array ‘Universe’ from the outside was truly very shocking. That was because this great formation array was absorbing the Divine Realm’s Divine Spiritual Energy. This caused the all the Divine Spiritual Energy in a hundred miles surrounding the great formation array to gather toward the formation array. There were also all kinds of energy scattering through the surface of the formation array.
“What is that? Where are the Heavenly Deities that have arrived before us?” Said a Mid Level Heavenly Deity in shock. At the same time, this Mid Level Heavenly Deity grabbed a Low level Heavenly Deity. “You arrived before me. Speak, what exactly happened here?”
“Your, your Lordship.” That Low Level Heavenly Deity said stammeringly. “When I arrived, I saw that there were several tens of Heavenly Deities in the air. However, for some unknown reason, a black clothed youth merely shot out a couple golden lights and then those Heavenly Deities were all trapped into that formation array.”
Right after this Low Level Heavenly Deity finished saying that, someone immediately shouted. “Impossible! Mister Qiuzhong already arrived. Are you telling me that even Mister Qiuzhong has been trapped in that?”
However, someone else immediately refuted. “When I arrived, I also saw the scene of Mister Qiuzhong and them being trapped by the great formation array from afar; this is definitely true!”
When Qin Yu was fighting against the eighty two Heavenly Deities, his attention had been completely cast upon Qiuzhong Fu and them. He did not take note of the fact that there were already several Heavenly Deities who had arrived far away and were rushing over.
“A great formation array that is capable of trapping a High Level Heavenly Deity. This, how is this possible?”
All those Heavenly Deities that arrived later were shocked. However, in the flash of an eye, there were already Heavenly Deities that started running away. At the same time they were running, they even advised. “It’s better to leave here quickly. Even Mister Qiuzhong has been trapped. If we try to go in, we’d just be courting death.”
These several tens of Heavenly Deities started rapidly fleeing from this place.
Following their escape, the news of Qin Yu’s great formation array trapping several tens of Heavenly Deities, including even Qiuzhong Fu, started spreading like wildfire.
The Governor of Yuchi City, Yuchi Gonglan, at the moment he obtained the news, immediately used the Conveying Array that the city possessed to rush over to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold and inform the Utmost East Sage Emperor of this information.
After the Utmost East Sage Emperor obtained this information, he immediately dispatched ‘Huang Jing’ who was familiar with Qin Yu to Mount Bewitch You with Yuchi Gonglan to invite Qin Yu.
During the time when Huang Jing and Yuchi Gonglan started to rapidly fly towards Mount Bewitch You from Yuchi City, the other Great Sage Emperors of the Divine Realm and the Asura Sea, Mount Blood Demon and Dual Domain Island also obtained this information.
After all, every single major power possessed troops located in all the major cities of the Divine Realm. Their intelligence staff obtained the news at about the same time as Yuchi Gonglan. Merely, it was a bit more difficult for them to transmit this information back as they did not have the ability of directly going through a Conveying Array like Yuchi Gonglan’s Yuchi City.
Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. In the back garden of the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace.
Jiang Fan was currently chatting and laughing with his wife. The head of the intelligence department, Mid Level Heavenly Deity Jiang Yushan, hastily rushed over to the entrance of the back garen and was stopped by the guards at the entrance.
“Let him in.” Before Jiang Yushan could speak, Jiang Fan had already spoken.
When Jiang Yushan walked in, he immediately kneeled down on one knee and reported respectfully. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, we have just obtained information that a formation array expert was discovered in the Divine Realm’s eastern region’s Yuchi City. This formation array expert has deployed a great formation array that trapped several tens of Heavenly Deities including even Qiuzhong Fu.”
Jiang Fan who originally didn’t care at all at the mention of formation array expert now looked at Jiang Yushan with amazement all over his face. “Yushan, are you certain about the accuracy of your information? Are you sure Qiuzhong Fu was trapped in the formation array?”
Although there were many High Level Heavenly Deities in the Divine Realm, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan had still remembered each of the High Level Heavenly Deities’ names as well as related information regarding them.
“Extremely certain. This is something that people have personally seen!” Said Jiang Yushan with absolute certainty.
Jiang Fan lightly nodded. He then closed his eyes. Almost in an instant, the entire Divine Realm was within Jiang Fan’s observation. The great formation array in the Yuchi City was also within Jiang Fan’s observation.
In an instant, Jiang Fan opened his eyes. His eyes burst forth the radiance of amazement.
“Yushan, you are to personally bring my invitation to find the person who set up that formation array.” A rare smile appeared on Jiang Fan’s face.
“Husband, is this person worthy of you to personally sent out a Sage Emperor’s Invitation?” Asked Jiang Fan’s wife Zhou Luanfeng curiously. Jiang Fan immediately smiled and explained. “My wife, I’ve observed that person’s great formation array. That great formation array is surprisingly able to be considered as being a space. From the way I see it, his formation array skills are about the same level as the past Craftsman God Chehou Yuan!”
“He’s that amazing?” Said Zhou Luanfeng in amazement. “That Chehou Yuan was the Craftsman God. This man is comparable with the Craftsman God? The hardest thing for great artifact craftsman is reaching a high level in the matter of formation arrays. If he has the strength of the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan’s formation array, doesn’t that mean that he might be a new Craftsman God?”
Zhou Luanfeng now understood why her husband regarded this newly emerged formation array expert so highly.
Jiang Fan shook his head and smiled. He didn’t say anything.
From Jiang Fan’s point of view, it was hard to tell if the Craftsman God’s formation array was actually able to match up to this newly emerged formation array expert’s.
Jiang Fan looked to Jiang Yushan. “Yushan, what is that man’s name?” He wanted to send a Sage Emperor’s Invitation, it would be difficult for him to send an invitation if he didn’t know the person’s name.
“Qin Yu!” Jiang Yushan hurriedly replied.
“Oh, Qin Yu, not a bad name.” Jiang Fan lightly smiled. With a flip of his hand, he took out a golden scroll. After that, he used his Divine Awareness to write an invitation on it.
After receiving this Sage Emperor’s Invitation, Jiang Yushan was about to set off.
“Wait a moment.” Jiang Fan suddenly said.
Jiang Yushan immediately stopped. He turned around and started to wait for Jiang Fan’s order. Jiang Fan smiled and said. “I suspect that Utmost East Sage Emperor’s men will be faster than us. It will take a while to reach that mountain from Yuchi City. You are to go to the Floating Snow City and rush to the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s Conveying Array and wait for Qin Yu there!”
“Yes, Your Majesty Sage Emperor.” Jiang Yushan also displayed a smile on his face.
Indeed, if he were to rush to Yuchi City, he likely would not be able to encounter Qin Yu. However, if he were to go Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold and wait outside the Conveying Array, he would definitely be able to encounter Qin Yu.
A formation array grandmaster that was capable of deploying a formation array space, merely his strength would definitely be able to match up against High Level Heavenly Deities. What was more important was, that a grandmaster of formation arrays would only require a bit of effort to easily become an artifact crafting grandmaster!
The attractiveness of an artifact crafting grandmaster, how could any of the major powers leaders be able to resist it?
Actually, if any of them were to dispatch their Godkings, they would be able to arrive before Qin Yu in a blink of an eye. Merely, Godkings possessed too high of a status and were not much inferior to the Eight Great Sage Emperors. To have a Godking personally set off to invite an artifact crafting grandmaster? There was no Godking that would willingly reduce their status to do such a thing.
A couple days later. Inside Mount Bewitch You’s formation array ‘Universe.’
A group of people were standing there respectfully. The frontmost person was Qiuzhong Fu. Standing behind him were ten people: Chi Hongfeng, Xianyu Yang, Lanshan Huo, Le Yuyao, Le Yurao, Yigong Shu, Jin Kong, Jin Long, Liu Bing and Tan Jiu.
Standing behind these ten people were the one hundred and two Low Level Heavenly Deities.
“Master!” All hundred and thirteen Heavenly Deities bowed and said respectfully.
Qin Yu stood in front of these hundred and thirteen Heavenly Deities, facing them. Standing behind Qin Yu were Hei Yu, Uncle Fu, Wu Lan, Wu He, Hong Yu and Lu Shui.
Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward Tan Jiu.
“Tan Jiu.” Qin Yu shouted. He had a light smile on his face.
Tan Jiu walked forward. Respectfully, he said. “Master, this Tan Jiu has been disrespectful towards master in the past. Please forgive me.” The current Tan Jiu did not dare to have the slightest thought of defiance.
“The taste of resentment against me doesn’t feel good, right?” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
Tan Jiu’s complexion turned pale. When he was first absorbed into the God Sealing Pagoda, Tan Jiu was indeed filled with resentment against Qin Yu. However, whenever he felt resentment against Qin Yu, his soul started to feel a pain as if it were being burned. Only at this moment did Tan Jiu remember that his soul was bound. He could not even have the slightest thought of defiance. Otherwise, he would only cause suffering for himself.
“Tan Jiu would never dare again.” Tan Jiu said respectfully.
Qin Yu nodded. He glanced at Qiuzhong Fu. “Qiuzhong Fu, I’ve heard that ordinary Heavenly Deities would all address you as Mister Qiuzhong. Are you also feeling very pained right now?”
Qiuzhong Fu said without a hint of despise or anger. “Master is capable of setting up such an exceptional formation array. At the very least, master’s attainments in formation arrays are the best among all the people that this Qiuzhong has encountered in all these years. For master to have such a high attainment in formation arrays, Qiuzhong believes that master’s attainments in artifact craftsmanship is also extremely high. Qiuzhong believes that following master will not be inferior to being a bandit.”
Actually, Qiuzhong Fu also felt extremely helpless. As even his soul had been bound, what could he possibly do?
“Qiuzhong Fu, from today hence, you shall administer these Heavenly Deities alongside Uncle Fu. At the same time, you shall be my attendant. When I travel out, you shall follow beside me. As for the times when I am training, you can go and set about doing your own stuff.” Qin Yu said indifferently.
“Yes, master.” A cheerful expression appeared on Qiuzhong Fu’s face.
Qiuzhong Fu feared that Qin Yu might leave him in Jiang Lan’s Realm the most. If that were the case, it’d be truly too boring. Instead, if he were to follow Qin Yu, he’ll be able to wander about the various regions of the Divine Realm.
With but a thought from Qin Yu, and a hundred and twelve of the Heavenly Deities were all absorbed into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Only Qiuzhong Fu, Hong Yu, Lu Shui, Wu Lan and them remained.
“Big brother. And here I thought that the ‘Flowing Light Spear Path’ that I created would be able to defeat big brother. Never would I anticipate that in a blink of an eye, big brother actually managed to capture a High Level Heavenly Deity and even set up such a great formation array.” Gasped Hei Yu.
Surprised, Qin Yu said. “Flowing Light Spear Path? Is it that strange spear thrusting technique of yours?”
“What you mean by strange?” Hei Yu said discontentedly. He had managed to comprehend this sort of training path through great difficulty.
Qin Yu chuckled. “Oh, it’s not strange, it’s powerful, it’s powerful, okay?” Hei Yu also started laughing.
“Lord Qin Yu, it’s truly strange. We managed to sense when our Divine Tribulation would be coming the moment we came back to the Divine Realm.” Hong Yu charmingly looked at Qiuzhong Fu who had a cold expression the entire time and then turned to Qin Yu and said.
Wu Lan also nodded and said. “That’s right. We sensed when our Divine Tribulations would be coming right after coming out.”
Qin Yu understood it.
Sure enough, it was as he had anticipated. The Universal World was a universe that existed on its own. The Divine Tribulation of the Divine Realm, Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, and so many other realms, was incapable of descending in the Universal World.
“Roughly when will you all undergo your Divine Tribulations?” Said Qin Yu with a smile.
“Very soon, a bit over a hundred years.” Hong Yu said. Wu He’s loud voice sounded. “Mine’s about the same. It’s close to two hundred years or so.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
At this moment, Qiuzhong Fu, who was standing beside Qin Yu and had a cold expression the entire time, he was confused. How come the subordinates of his master were only now going to undergo the Divine Tribulation?
“Well then, you all can return to Jiang Lan’s Realm. Xiao Hei, do you plan to continue training or do you want to go out and wander the Divine Realm with me?” Asked Qin Yu with a smile.
“Of course I’ll be following big brother out.” Hei Yu lightly smiled and said. He then looked at the formation array space and gasped. “This formation array space is truly amazing. It’s about the same as Jiang Lan’s Realm. Hong Yu and them have yet to undergo their Divine Tribulation yet are actually able to maintain a human form in here.”
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
The formation array space was actually very similar to the Jiang Lan’s Realm. They were both spaces. Merely, Jiang Lan’s Realm was a fixed space created through artifact crafting.
Qin Yu took out Jiang Lan’s Realm from his Universal World and then placed it within his body. As long as he does not place the Jiang Lan’s Realm in the Universal World, the Divine Tribulation will be able to sense Hong Yu and them.
After casually retrieving the formation array space, Qin Yu and Hei Yu walked alongside each other. Following behind them were Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu.
Upon seeing the dissipation of the formation array, Huang Jing, who had been waiting outside the formation array for a very long time, immediately shouted at Qin Yu. At the same time, her figure immediately arrived before Qin Yu. At this moment, there was a middle aged man with extremely black eyebrows beside Huang Jing. Merely by his aura, one could feel an unflustered sensation of Mount Tai.
That middle aged man opened his mouth and said. “Qin Yu, I am the Governor of Yuchi City, Yuchi Gonglan. This person over here is the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold’s princess, Huangfu Jing. The reason the two of us have come today, as per the order of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, is to invite you to Mount Dazzling Gold to become a person of the Mount Dazzling Gold.
“Huangfu Jing? Princess?” Qin Yu smiled and recited those words as he looked to ‘Huang Jing.’ Huang Jing could merely smile. However, her fair little face had turned red.
And at this moment, Yuchi Gonglan handed a golden scroll over to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu and Hei Yu glanced at each other. Qin Yu then received the golden scroll and swept his Divine Awareness over it to read the contents of the golden scroll. It was the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s invitation.