Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 43 – Judgement
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Snowflakes were fluttering in the air. After landing on the simple and unadorned black slab roads of the Floating Snow City, Qin Yu, Shentu Fan, Kuiyin Hou and Duanmu Yu said their farewells and separated from one another.
“I’ve finally returned.” Qin Yu had a smile on his face.
When he obtained those three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, Qin Yu had already become completely certain that the first chosen candidate spot for the groom search would be his. Thus, Qin Yu naturally became very relaxed.
Qin Yu arrived before the Wood Mansion.
“Uncle Lan and Li’er ought to be inside that, right?” Qin Yu stood before the Wood Mansion. He was thinking in his heart. However, right at this moment…
“Little Yu, you can come in.” Jiang Lan’s voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.
“The remarkable abilities of a Godking are indeed extraordinary.” Qin Yu exclaimed in his heart. He then directly walked toward the entrance of the Wood Mansion. The two guards standing at the entrance seemed to have received the transmission from Jiang Lan and did not obstruct Qin Yu.
“Uncle Lan and Li’er are in one of the most furthest courtyards within it.” Qin Yu was very certain. For one, his Spatial Energy had covered the entire Wood Mansion. And secondly, because of the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu managed to sense where Li’er was at.
With great familiarity, Qin Yu walked through the passage corridors. Soon, he arrived in a courtyard within it.
Li’er had been standing at the entrance of the courtyard and looking around the entire time. When she saw Qin Yu, she was immediately overjoyed and began running toward him. Qin Yu also directly started hugging with Li’er.
Uncle Lan also walked out from the courtyard. He saw Qin Yu and Li’er hugging each other and smiled.
“Uncle Lan is looking at us, we should stop.” Qin Yu quietly said to Li’er beside her ears. Li’er’s face had turned slightly red and then she released Qin Yu. However, she was still holding Qin Yu’s hands.
Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu and smiled. “Little Yu, how was it? Do you have the certainty in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot?”
Qin Yu was blooming with smiles. “Yes, I am absolutely certain!”
‘Absolutely?” Jiang Lan was smiling so hard that his mouth had even turned crooked. “Little Yu, please deceive me. I had heard that Zhou Xian obtained a gift from the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial.”
Qin Yu smiled confidently. “Uncle Lan, just watch, when everyone is gathered at the Sage Emperor’s Palace, the first chosen candidate spot will definitely be mine.”
“You’re even keeping a secret from me?” Said Jiang Lan while smiling.
Qin Yu also smiled and laughed.
“Well then, since you possess absolute certainty, I am also relieved. Now then, this old guy here won’t disturb the two of you anymore.” Jiang Lan said this deliberately and then left.
After Jiang Lan left, Qin Yu and Li’er began to be intimate with one another again.
After some time. Li’er was lying with her head on Qin Yu’s bosom. She raised her head and asked in a low voice. “Big Brother Qin Yu, you truly possess absolute certainty in getting the first chosen candidate spot? I have heard that Zhou Xian managed to obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”
Qin Yu slightly smiled. He hooked Li’er’s straight and tiny nose. “You can rest assured. Although he managed to obtain a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, I managed to obtain gifts bestowed by both the Unfettered Exalted Celestial and the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
“Two Exalted Celestials? Wasn’t that Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial…” Li’er opened her eyes widely in shock.
“Although I am incapable of ascertaining the identity of that silver haired silver eyed man, the gifts that I obtained from him are definitely related to the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.” Qin Yu smiled. “Well then, you can be absolutely and completely assured.”
The time during which Qin Yu was together with Li’er, always passed very quickly. When Qin Yu departed from the Wood Mansion, he had already stayed in the Wood Mansion for three entire days.
Only after he returned to the Floating Cloud Mansion did he discover that Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong Fu and them had been anxiously waiting for his return.
When Qin Yu returned to the Floating Snow City, Uncle Fu and them already knew about it. After all, they were capable of sensing Qin Yu’s position. They had prepared a sumptuous banquet for Qin Yu. However, they waited for three entire days before Qin Yu returned from the Wood Mansion.
Qin Yu spent his days in the Floating Cloud Mansion extremely contentedly. He was merely waiting for the day of the gathering at the Sage Emperor’s Palace.
Inside the garden.
“There’s eighteen more days before the gathering at the Sage Emperor’s Palace to determine who would be the first chosen candidate.” Qin Yu muttered softly. He then picked up the jug of wine on the table beside him and drank a mouthful of wine.
At this moment, a Heavenly Deity maid walked in from afar.
“My Lord, Princess Jiang Yan is seeking attendance.”
“Oh? You can have her come over here directly.” Qin Yu promptly said. For Jiang Yan to come here, perhaps she had also come to inquire whether he had certainty in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot?
In these couple days, there were many people that had come to check out if Qin Yu possessed the certainty.
Among them, a portion was sent forth by Zhou Xian. Zhou Xian didn’t know that Qin Yu had obtained three first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. However, he knew that Qin Yu had obtained a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.
Zhou Xian also did not possess the certainty of his black scepter being able to win against Qin Yu’s gourd.
“Big Brother Qin Yu.” Jiang Yan had come alone.
“Yan’er, what’s the matter?” Qin Yu said while smiling. Just by seeing Jiang Yan’s expression, Qin Yu knew right away that something joyous had happened to her.
Jiang Yan said happily. “Big Brother Qin Yu, Big Brother Luoyu has ascended.” Jiang Yan said excitedly.
“Luoyu? Jun Luoyu?” Qin Yu was slightly startled.
Jiang Yan repeatedly nodded and said. “That’s right. I have been paying attention to him the entire time. Two years ago, he had ascended. I even met him.”
Qin Yu was also extremely happy.
“You meeting him, what was Luoyu’s reaction to that?” Qin Yu was looking forward to Jun Luoyu’s reaction. In Jun Luoyu’s point of view, he had thought Jiang Yan to be a relatively weak Immortal Emperor. However, if he were to suddenly discover Jiang Yan’s actual identity after coming to the DIvine Realm, then…
Jiang Yan smiled complacently. “Hehe, it’s alright. At the beginning, Big Brother Luoyu was extremely shocked. However, his ability to accept stuff is very powerful. Because of me, Big Brother Luoyu was excused from the thousand years of arduous mining.” Jiang Yan said very complacently.
“I have been back in the Floating Snow City for some time now. Yet, you waited until today to come to my place. Have you been at Luoyu’s place the entire time?” Qin Yu asked.
Jiang Yan nodded cheerfully. “That’s right. Big Brother Luoyu is in the ‘Luanshan City’ underneath Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. That Chi Qing is also there.”
[TL: I found out that most of these city names cannot be translated. I’m assuming they are the named after the governors of the cities. Most likely their last names. There’s a lot of dual character last names in the Divine Realm. Ex. Shentu, Duanmu, Yuchi.]
“Chi Qing, Cyan Emperor Chi Qing?” Qin Yu’s eyes shined.
Jiang Yan nodded and said. “That’s right. That Cyan Emperor’s strength is pretty good. When he just ascended to the Divine Realm, he had already reached the peak of the Mid Level Deity stage. And now, he is already a High Level Deity. However, unless he has reached the Heavenly Deity level, Granny cannot bring him over to the Floating Snow City.”
Qin Yu suddenly understood.
No wonder he had never seen the Cyan Emperor even after all these years in the Floating Snow City.
Qin Yu cannot help but sigh emotionally in his heart. That Cyan Emperor was truly a valiant person. He had stayed in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm for that many years and his soul had long since formed a Golden Soul Pellet. No wonder he managed to easily take care of the Peng Demon Emperor and them during the time of his Divine Tribulation.
“Big Brother Qin Yu, do you have certainty in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot for my big sister’s groom search?” Jiang Yan pushed Qin Yu’s arm and asked.
Qin Yu grinned and said. “Is there even a need to ask?”
Today, the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City’s Sage Emperor’s Palace had once again become lively. The eighteen candidates were all gathered in the Sage Emperor’s Palace. The thirteen Godkings were all seated above the Sage Emperor’s Palace.
The sound of chatter and laughter was unceasingly heard throughout the palace hall.
“Qin Yu, it would seem that the competition for this chosen candidate spot will be between you and Zhou Xian.” Kuiyin Hou said while laughing. Qin Yu and Zhou Xian glanced at each other.
The two of them both had a confident smile on their faces.
Suddenly, Qin Yu, Zhou Xian, Duanmu Yu and everyone else all looked up. At this moment, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up while smiling. Immediately, the people underneath all grew quiet.
Seeing that everyone had grown quiet, Jiang Fan smiled and said.
“Everyone, the determined deadline of ten years has arrived. The first chosen candidate for my daughter’s public groom search shall soon be determined. And now, the eighteen candidates shall present their gifts.” Jiang Fan’s gaze was cast upon the eighteen people below.
At this moment, Zhou Xian’s father, the Northwest Sage Emperor, laughed loudly and said. “Brother Jiang, there is no need for it to be that troublesome. As far as I know, this time to the Mountain Sea Palace, only that Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu and my son Zhou Xian managed to obtain gifts bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. It would make do if we just have the two of them display their gifts.”
Jiang Fan smiled and nodded.
Zhou Xian was the first to stand up. He walked to the center of the palace hall. After he respectfully bowed to the thirteen Godkings, he said. “Uncle, this gift that I obtained was the ‘Sulfur Flame Scepter’ bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. This Sulfur Flame Scepter is a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”
The thirteen Godkings above all nodded.
Jiang Fan’s wife ‘Chunyu Rou’ nodded and said. “This ‘Sulfur Flame Scepter’ is both a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and also a scepter. As a scepter is a symbol of power and good fortune, it is a very appropriate gift for the groom search.”
Hou Fei who stood behind the Asura Godking made eye signals to Qin Yu.
Although Qin Yu was not anxious, Hou Fei had become anxious for Qin Yu. Qin Yu slightly smiled to Hou Fei and used his eyes to signal to him to rest assured.
At this moment, the Asura Godking suddenly opened his mouth and said. “This Zhou Xian’s gift is indeed very good. However, let’s have a look at Qin Yu’s gift too.”
That Jiang Fan was also very interested in the Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu. He immediately smiled and said. “I have also heard that Qin Yu climbed to the top of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Because of this, he managed to obtain a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial.”
Ascending to the summit of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps without being a Godking, this had caused all the people above to look at Qin Yu with a different sort of gaze. The people on the side were all discussing with one another through voice transmission.
“Qin Yu, show us your gift.” Jiang Fan smiled as he looked to Qin Yu.
Immediately, everyone looked to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu also bowed to Jiang Fan with a smile on his face. As Jiang Fan was his future father-in-law, how could he possibly be lacking in manners?
Qin Yu stood up while smiling. He then walked to the center of the palace hall and stood beside Zhou Xian. Before Qin Yu could speak, that Zhou Xian already spoke to Qin Yu. “Brother Qin Yu, you’ve managed to obtain a gift bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. I truly wonder what sort of treasure the Unfettered Exalted Celestial had bestowed you. Come, take it out and show us.”
Qin Yu was not anxious.
With a flip of his hand, he took out the Jade Spring Gourd. The various Godkings present were all able to sense the aura characteristic to the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures when they looked to the bronze colored gourd.
Qin Yu smiled and said. “This is the Jade Spring Gourd. This Jade Spring Gourd is also a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The Gourd is capable of emitting Jade Spring to attack or bind a target.”
Hearing that Qin Yu had also taken out a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, Zhou Xian started to smile.
“As the two of them are both second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, which one is better?” Jiang Fan smiled and said. “According to the rules we have determined, the thirteen Godkings shall be the judges. Whoever manages to obtain more Godkings to support them shall be the victor.”
Chunyu Rou instead smiled and said. “Although both gifts are second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, I believe that this ‘scepter’ is more festive of an item. It ought to be slightly better. Unfortunately, I do not have the authority to judge.”
Qin Yu took a glance at Chunyu Rou.
“My future mother-in-law seems to be in support of Zhou Xian.” Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face. “It seems that there’s not a high chance of winning with this Jade Spring Gourd. I can only…”
At this moment, the Godkings were all preparing to judge the two items.
“Please wait a moment.” Qin Yu’s voice sounded through the entire palace hall. All the Godkings stopped to look at Qin Yu.
Zhou Xian frowned. He said. “Brother Qin Yu, the Godkings are preparing their judgements. How can you disturb the Godkings?”
“Qin Yu, please speak if you have anything.” Jiang Fan said while smiling.
As Qin Yu was a Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman, he still possessed the authority to speak.
Qin Yu looked to the thirteen Godkings on the stage. He said in a clear voice. “Godkings, I did not say that my gift was this Jade Spring Gourd. Everyone, there is no need to judge the Jade Spring Gourd against the Sulfur Flame Scepter.”
“It’s not this Jade Spring Gourd?” The majority of the people on the palace hall had grown confused.
Qin Yu smiled and said. “Earlier, Brother Zhou Xian asked me to take out the gift bestowed to me by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial to show everyone, thus, I took it out. However, that does not mean that my gift is this Jade Spring Gourd.”
“In that case, Brother Qin Yu, what is your gift? You must know that this gift must be something bestowed by the Exalted Celestials.” Said Zhou Xian beside him.
“Of course I know about that.”
Qin Yu cast a glance at Zhou Xian. He then looked at the thirteen Godkings on the platform above. “My gift is not the ‘Jade Spring Gourd’ bestowed by the Unfettered Exalted Celestial. Instead, it is the ‘Gauze Feather Blade’ bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.”
Qin Yu immediately retrieved the Jade Spring Gourd. At the same time, a black battle blade with a red light flowing through its surface had appeared before him.
“Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?”
Zhou Xian’s expression took a huge change. The various Heavenly Deities in the palace hall were all shocked. Even the thirteen Godkings above had frozen expressions.
The most powerful and mysterious Exalted Celestial amongst the Three Great Exalted Celestials, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial!
Qin Yu continued to speak in a clear voice. “This blade is called ‘Gauze Feather.’ It is also a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The gift to express my sincerity is this Gauze Feather Blade.”
A gift bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?
A first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?
The entire Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace had grown silent. Only Qin Yu’s voice continued to echo in the palace hall.