Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 38 – Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial’s Advice
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Under the gaze of everyone, Zhou Xian slowly walked down the flight of steps while smiling and holding a black scepter. After he saw Qin Yu and them, he walked toward them while smiling,
“Brother Qin Yu, what happened to you? Before I entered the Thunder Punishment Palace, you were still fine. Yet, why are you injured now?” Zhou Xian saw that there were traces of blood on Qin Yu’s clothes, thus he acted like a person with good intentions and asked ‘concernedly.’
Only then did Qin Yu notice the bloodstain on his clothes. He immediately waved the black gown and then the bloodstain disappeared.
“It’s nothing.” Qin Yu indifferently replied.
Without Qin Yu replying, someone else already spoke. “Brother Zhou Xian, earlier Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu and them, a total of four people, tried to ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. They merely did not succeed and fell down the steps.”
Zhou Xian said “oh” and then displayed an appearance of sudden understanding. He then looked at Qin Yu. He curled his lip and sighed. “Brother Qin Yu, could it be that you all didn’t know that… it is absolutely impossible for one to reach the top of that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps unless one has reached the Godking level? I truly never would’ve imagined that in the short period of time that I was in the Thunder Punishment Palace, you all would’ve gone and tried ascending the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps still.”
Qin Yu frowned. He felt a burst of anger in his heart. “This Zhou Xian, he had obtained a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, is he trying to sneer at me now?”
Qin Yu who was angry in his heart merely remained silent. He did not bother to pay attention to Zhou Xian.
Kuiyin Hou however was able to refrain himself. He still smiled and said. “Brother Zhou Xian, as you were able to obtain a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, there is naturally no need for you to be excessively vexed. However, the few of us here have no other methods. Thus, we could only attempt to surmount the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Although we did not succeed, attempting it does not cause us any loss.”
Duanmu Yu also merely smiled. He did not say anything.
As for the final person among the four that tried to climb the flight of steps, Shentu Fan, he was slightly frowning. Evidently he was disgusted by Zhou Xian.
“Brother Zhou Xian, congratulations on obtaining a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. May I know that what was it that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial bestowed you? Is it possible for you to impress us with the bestowed gift?” Suddenly, someone spoke and asked.
Immediately, everyone looked to Zhou Xian.
Qin Yu also wanted to know what exactly it was that Zhou Xian obtained. Thus he also looked to Zhou Xian.
“Haha…” Zhou Xian laughly brightly. He slightly raised the black scepter in his hand.
Kuiyin Hou said in a surprise. “Brother Zhou Xian, could it be that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial had bestowed you this black scepter? Earlier, when looking from afar, this black scepter didn’t look like anything special. However, now that I see it closely, it seems that this black scepter is something extraordinary.”
Qin Yu also looked to that black scepter.
He had also spread out his Spatial Energy and started to carefully inspect that black scepter. Merely by inspecting it, Qin Yu felt a sort of aura… the aura of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
“It’s actually a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu’s brows were raised. His gaze was fixed on that black scepter. “Merely, what grade of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure might this scepter be?”
It was simply impossible to completely see through this black scepter relying merely on Divine Awareness or Spatial Energy.
Only through dripping blood on it and becoming its master would only be able to know everything about this black scepter.
Duanmu Yu lightly laughed and said. “How could something bestowed by His Exalted Celestial possibly be ordinary? If I am not mistaken, it ought to be a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” The other people immediately started discussing with one another.
Those people did not possess Qin Yu’s ‘Spatial Energy.’ Furthermore, they could not directly use their Divine Awareness to inspect it. Because if they did, then Zhou Xian would definitely discover it and they would appear to be very impulsive and rude.
Those people all grew curious. Was it truly a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?
Zhou Xian smiled confidently. “That’s right, this scepter bestowed by His Exalted Celestial is indeed a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. His Exalted Celestial came to know of my participation in the groom search. This Grandmist Spiritual Treasure could be considered as being a gift from him.”
“Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial indeed regards Brother Zhou Xian with importance. Brother Zhou Xian has only just arrived at the Levitation Island yet has already received a bestowment.” Someone said while smiling.
Zhou Xian lightly smiled. Traces of contentment was seen in his eyes.
Having obtained the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by an Exalted Celestial, Zhou Xian believed that the first chosen candidate spot was definitely his to take. He was unable to refrain himself from displaying a complacent expression.
“Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, they are separated into third rate, second rate and first rate, three different levels of quality. Is it possible for us to know what level of quality was this Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?” Kuiyin Hou directly asked.
Not only Kuiyin Hou, Qin Yu was curious to know about this as well.
Zhou Xian merely smiled indifferently. He flipped his hand and put the black scepter away. After gazing at everyone present, he said. “Let’s not talk about what level of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure this scepter is. Everyone, I believe that we all know that the first round of the groom selection, the rules stated that we are to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. If no one else is able to obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by the Exalted Celestials, then even if this scepter of mine were just an ordinary item, I would still be winning this round. Thus, everyone, it’s best for you all to focus yourselves of finding a way to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.”
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan and them were all stunned.
Although the words spoken by Zhou Xian were egotistical and arrogant, everyone knew that what Zhou Xian had said was very reasonable.
If they were unable to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials, then regardless of how crappy the gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial that Zhou Xian obtained, it was still a gift bestowed by an Exalted Celestial. Thus, the first chosen candidate spot would be Zhou Xian’s.
Thus, everyone started to disperse. Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Kuiyin Hou got together and sat on top of some lawn.
As the four of them have tried to surmount the flight of steps together, their relationship had became better.
After taking a glance at the three people beside him, Qin Yu started to ponder about how to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. “That Utmost North Sage Emperor gave us a total of ten years to prepare. That New Cosmos of mine, its time acceleration has already reached ten thousand times. Ten years could be considered a hundred thousand years. A hundred thousand years of training would not allow my clone to attain much increase in its comprehension of the spatial laws.”
To ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
There were only two ways to do so. One was to obtain a high level comprehension of the spatial laws. The other was to control the Spatial Energy from the New Cosmos.
“A hundred thousand years, the increase of the comprehensions of the spatial laws would be too low. As for the Spatial Energy… the increase of the Spatial Energy is directly proportional to the development of the New Cosmos. It is not related to the time acceleration. With less than ten years, the amount of Spatial Energy increase would also be extremely small.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from frowning deeply.
What can he do?
At this moment, Qin Yu simply cannot think of any method at all.
Suddenly, a voice sounded from beside Qin Yu. “Why is Brother Zhou Xian still staying here and not returning even after obtaining a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestial?”
Qin Yu raised his head to look.
It turned out that Zhou Xian had also sat cross-legged beside them. The person who asked earlier was Kuiyin Hou.
Zhou Xian lightly smiled. “Although I have obtained a gift from an Exalted Celestial, there are a total of three Exalted Celestials. Perhaps I might be able to obtain another gift from the Unfettered Exalted Celestial or Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Thus, why should I try to return too early?”
After Zhou Xian finished saying these words, he slightly stopped before continuing. “Furthermore, isn’t it merely ten years of time? I’ll just stay here and accompany everyone, I believe that would also be pretty good.”
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Kuiyin Hou all merely smiled. They all didn’t say anything.
And at this moment, Zhou Xian recalled the words the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial said to him. “Xian’er, let me remind you. After you obtain this scepter, do not worry to return back. This time, for some unknown reason, Eldest Martial Brother Floating Feathers whose whereabouts are always hidden is actually very interested in this groom search. Not only me, even Eldest Martial Brother Floating Feathers and Younger Martial Brother Unfettered were in the surrounding Thousand Islands of the Mountain Sea Palace. As to whether you’ll be able to meet them, it’ll be dependent on your luck.”
[TL: Piao Yu → Floating Feathers. Not sure if Floating Feathers is his title or his name. Quite certain Unfettered is a title though.]
Zhou Xian slightly closed his eyes. He then slowly exhaled. A lightning flickered past his eyes.
“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, the most powerful Exalted Celestial among the three, the one with the most hidden whereabouts and most secret history was actually in the surroundings of the Mountain Sea Palace.
This information was truly too shocking.
Had it been someone else that told him that, Zhou Xian would have thought that person to be delusional. However, this was something that his grandpa, the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, personally told him.
Thus, Zhou Xian did not urge to return.
He decided to try his luck in these ten years. Perhaps he might really be able to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
“Earlier, I managed to step onto the ninety seventh step. If I were to exercise even more careful control over the Spatial Energy, perhaps I might be able to step another step higher.” Qin Yu clenched his teeth and proceeded to stand up again.
No matter what, he couldn’t give up.
“Brother Qin Yu, what are you doing?” Seeing that Qin Yu had stood up, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan, Kuiyin Hou and Zhou Xian all looked over at him.
“I’m going to climb that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps again.” Qin Yu said directly.
As he said that, Qin Yu already started to proceed toward that Mountain Sea Palace not far away from him. Seeing the back view of Qin Yu who was walking toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, Duanmu Yu and them were shocked.
They all stood up and walked toward Qin Yu.
Right when Qin Yu took his first step, Kuiyin Hou said. “Qin Yu, this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, each step was much more difficult than the previous… Although you managed to get onto the ninety seventh step, it is simply impossible for you to step onto the ninety eighth step. One’s comprehension of the spatial laws is not something that’s easily improved.”
Qin Yu stopped in his tracks.
Qin Yu had a bitter smile on his face. He thought in his heart. “I too know that. Merely, I cannot give up.” After that, Qin Yu continued to climb the steps.
However, at this moment…
A buzz sound came from the air. A white gowned youth came flying in the air. He was flying toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Qin Yu and them were unable to refrain themselves from turning around to look.
“High Level Heavenly Deity!” Qin Yu immediately determined the strength of this person.
This white gowned youth was someone who Qin Yu had definitely not seen before. He was also not one of the eighteen candidates.
This white gowned youth had a grim appearance. He completely ignored Qin Yu and them. Instead, he directly landed beside the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps and then, without saying anything, proceeded to climb the steps.
His speed was extremely fast.
It seemed as if this white gowned youth was extremely familiar with this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. In a blink of an eye, he had climbed fifty steps. He then continued to climb the steps.
“This man has come again.” The disciple of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, Hao Jun, walked over to Qin Yu and them while smiling.
“Brother Hao Jun, what’s happening? Who is that person?” Zhou Xian asked.
Hao Jun lightly smiled and said. “In the past several million years, this white gowned youth would frequently come to climb the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Several millions of years ago, he was only a Low Level Heavenly Deity. And now, he had become a High Level Heavenly Deity.”
“It’s only been several million of years, his progress was that fast?” Kuiyin Hou said in shock.
His cultivation speed was truly too astonishing.
“This white gowned youth is not fond of speech. I have once tried speaking with him, however, he had ignored me. It’s just that every several thousand years, he would come to try to climb the steps.” Hao Jun said while smiling.
Qin Yu slightly frowned. He raised his head and looked to that white gowned youth that was climbing the steps.
“Why would he continuously climb the steps if he is incapable of reaching the top?” Qin Yu grew confused.
That white gowned youth’s climbing speed was at first fast. However, after reaching the seventieth step, he began to slow down. After reaching the eightieth step, his walking had become difficult. One step after another.
Everyone saw that the white gowned youth had been striving his best to climb the steps.
After reaching the eighty fifth step, the white gowned youth was jolted down the flight of steps. After crashing onto the ground, the white gowned youth used a great amount of effort to stand back up. After gasping for a couple breaths of air, he said in a low voice. “Eighty five, target reached.”
Immediately after, the white gowned youth closed his eyes and started to adjust his breathing.
“Hello, brother.” Kuiyin Hou spoke. However, the white gowned youth still had his eyes closed as he was recovering his injuries. He had completely ignored Kuiyin Hou.
“Do not bother, he would not bother to pay attention to you.” Hao Jun smiled and said.
After some time, that white gowned youth opened his eyes. He glanced at everyone present and then directly flew away from the Levitation Island.
“This man is truly unconventional.” Zhou Xian lightly laughed. Merely, within his tone, he had a trace of disdain toward that white gowned youth.
Hao Jun instead praised and said. “That white gowned youth’s progress was very large. Last time around, he had only reached the eighty third step. I had originally thought that it’ll be amazing if he would reach the eighty fifth step this time. Never would I expect that he actually reached the eighty sixth step.”
“Brother Qin Yu?” Kuiyin Hou spoke.
At this moment, Qin Yu had started climbing the steps. Having climbed the steps once, Qin Yu had grown a bit familiar with it. For the first several tens of steps, Qin Yu’s climbing speed was relatively fast. In an instant, he had reached seventy steps.
“This Qin Yu, why is he so stubborn?” Zhou Xian sneered as he shook his head.
As for Shentu Fan, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Hao Jun, they had their heads raised and were looking at Qin Yu climbing the steps.