Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 45 – Goal
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
“Thank you, Your Majesty Utmost North Sage Emperor.” Qin Yu respectfully said his thanks in a clear voice.
From this moment, the first chosen candidate spot was obtained by Qin Yu. Qin Yu also displayed a trace of smile on his face.
The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan nodded while smiling.
“This Qin Yu is a grandmaster artifact craftsman. He also has the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan behind him…. Mn, if Li’er were to truly marry to him, then it’d be pretty good indeed.” Jiang Fan thought in his heart. He then took a look at Zhou Xian who stood beside Qin Yu and slightly frowned. “Although this Zhou Xian is only of ordinary strength, standing behind him, is the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial and… my wife!”
Jiang Fan took a glance at Chunyu Rou beside him.
Jiang Fan loved his wife deeply. Thus, her opinion was also very important to him. This Chunyu Rou was Zhou Xian’s aunt. Zhou Xian’s mother was Chunyu Rou’s older blood sister. The two sisters’ relationship was very good. Thus, Chunyu Rou was naturally very fond of her older sister’s son.
[Translationnations: Gross she’s his actual cousin]
“There are two more chosen candidate spots left. We’ll have to see if this Zhou Xian will be able to obtain one. If he cannot obtain a single one, then… I shall select Qin Yu as Li’er’s husband.” Jiang Fan decided in his heart.
[TL: Uncle Lan really needs to tell his brother that he supports Qin Yu and Li’er wants him too.]
Qin Yu bowed to the various Godkings above. He also smiled to Zhou Xian beside him. Only then did he return to his own seat.
Confronted with Qin Yu’s smile.
Zhou Xian had a very ugly expression on his face. He lowly humphed and then returned to his own seat without saying a single word.
“Everyone, as we have already determined the first chosen candidate, let’s eat and drink. There is no need to be too formal, just be casual and enjoy yourselves. Haha…” Jiang Fan said in a clear voice while laughing.
“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
The various people below all said in unision. Soon, the entire Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace had become bustling with noise and excitement. The thirteen Godkings were chatting with one another. As for the people below, they too began to chat and drink with one another.
As for Jiang Fan, he had been happy the entire time. With merely the first chosen candidate spot, he had obtained a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. How could he not be happy?
He had even begun to anticipate.
What would this Grandmaster Artifact Craftsman Qin Yu present for the the second and third gifts?
Qin Yu and Zhou Xian had both returned to their own seats. After determining the first chosen candidate spot, everyone had begun to drink, discuss and party with laughter.
“Brother Qin Yu, congratulations, congratulations.” A middle aged man with a grandeur temperament walked over and said congratulations to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu merely answered.
However, Qin Yu was bitterly smiling in his heart. “This seems to be the forty third stranger in this banquet that propose a toast of wine with me.” On this banquet, a lot of people that Qin Yu didn’t know had come to befriend him.
Qin Yu was a grandmaster artifact craftsman.
Qin Yu took out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
Furthermore… Qin Yu actually managed to receive a gift from the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
All of this had caused Qin Yu to be the center of attention. Qin Yu had thus become the most busy person in the entire banquet. Not only was he required to chat and drink with people that he knew, he also had to cope with the strangers who came to befriend him.
“Huff, it’s finally coming to an end.” Qin Yu heaved a sigh of relief in his heart.
The number of people at the banquet was limited. Thus, the number of people coming to find Qin Yu to drink and befriend him was also not too crazy. Qin Yu was now together with Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and them.
“Brother Qin Yu, you are truly impressive. Look at Zhou Xian, he’s been at the side by himself the entire time.” Duanmu Yu held his wine cup as he said to Qin Yu in a low voice.
Qin Yu turned around and looked.
Indeed, Zhou Xian was sitting in his own seat and drinking by himself. Just by looking at his expression, no one would go and make things awkward for themselves by talking with him.
Kuiyin Hou spoke and asked. “Qin Yu, when we were on the Mountain Sea Palace, I asked you if you managed to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. Back then, how come you told me you hadn’t?”
Qin Yu smiled. “Did I say that?”
Kuiyin Hou was startled. He then began to recall the scene from back then. Kuiyin Hou then began to smile. “I remember now. Indeed, you did not say that. You merely smiled. But, you also didn’t say that you hadn’t.”
Duanmu Yu also said. “Back then, when I saw Qin Yu’s smile, I thought that he was smiling a bitter smile. So it turned out that Brother Qin Yu was deliberately hiding the truth.”
Qin Yu said in a sorry manner. “This, it is after all a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. I had originally thought that if I could win using the Jade Spring Gourd, then I would conceal the Gauze Feather Blade for the time being. Haha, never had I expected that I would actually have to take it out.”
Kuiyin Hou nodded in understanding. “That’s right. That is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure after all. If I were able to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, I would rather give up the contest for the first chosen candidate spot than handing over the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.”
“Brother Kuiyin is truly straightforward.” Duanmu Yu said with a smile.
Qin Yu watched from the side with a smile on his face. Having interacted with Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan for some time, he had also become familiar with them.
“Big brother!” Hou Fei’s voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.
“Brother Duanmu, please excuse me.” Qin Yu said to Duanmu Yu and them. He then turned around and proceeded to walk toward the side of the palace hall. At this moment, Hou Fei was standing there and waiting for Qin Yu.
Hou Fei was still wearing a golden gown.
“Big brother, let me first congratulate you in obtaining the first chosen candidate spot.” Hou Fei’s eyes were still that spirited. “Merely, big brother, have you prepared your second gift?”
Qin Yu was slightly startled.
The second gift was a test one’s degree of diligence and attentiveness. The requirement was that it have to been novel and peculiar. Whoever’s gift that was the most ingenious and obtained the most endorsement of the Godkings shall be the victor.
“I only have a single design for this second gift in my heart. I have yet to truly go and do it yet.” Qin Yu said.
“Are you confident?” Hou Fei’s pair of whirling eyes were fixed upon Qin Yu.
Qin Yu displayed a helpless smile on his face. He indeed did not have a very high amount of confidence.
Novel, peculiar and ingenious…
“Fei Fei, I can guarantee you that the gifts the eighteen candidates will be presenting will all be extremely special. It may be possible for all eighteen of them to think that their gift is the most novel, the most distinguishing. Merely… it is up to the thirteen Godkings to determine whose gift is the most novel, the most distinguishing. Before the result is shown, not a single person has absolute certainty.”
Among the three gifts of the groom search, Qin Yu was the most worried about the second gift.
As for the third gift, it tested the preciousness of the item.
This was easy to take care of… if Qin Yu had no other choice, he’d just take out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Merely, the second gift… did not care about the preciousness of the item. It merely cared about the novelty and how peculiar it was. It tested the diligence and attentiveness of the eighteen candidates.
“What sort of plans do you have? How about you tell me about it so that I can see how it is?” Hou Fei urged.
“After the banquet is finished, come to my Floating Cloud Mansion. I’ll tell you and Xiao Hei about my idea there. The banquet is about to be finished anyways.”
Hearing Qin Yu saying this, Hou Fei nodded.
When the banquet was about to be over, the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan finally stood back up. The group of people below grew quiet. They raised their heads and looked at Jiang Fan.
Jiang Fan said while beaming with smiles. “Everyone, the first chosen candidate has been selected. Thus, the following shall be the contest for the second chosen candidate spot…I believe everyone knows of the rules, right? Like last time, you all would have ten years time to prepare your gift. After ten years, the thirteen Godkings shall judge your gifts to see whose gift is the most diligent and attentive!”
After hearing this, Qin Yu displayed a smile.
“To me, ten years is the same as over a hundred thousand years. In order to craft that gift of mine, I’d require at most a thousand years.” Qin Yu thought in his heart.
Soon, the banquet came to an end. For the first gift, all the candidates were restricted to go to the Mountain Sea Palace. However, this time… there was no restriction.
The eighteen candidates could go wherever they pleased.
However, there was a definite point. That was, in ten years time, they must all present a gift to express their diligence and attentiveness.
The city walls of the Floating Snow City’s imperial city was very simple and unadorned and tight in security. When Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Zhou Xian and them walked out from the city gates, the majority of them proceeded to walk towards their own residences. As for that Zhou Xian, he instead walked towards Qin Yu.
“What does this Zhou Xian want?” Qin Yu was standing there. He turned around and looked at Zhou Xian.
Zhou Xian still had a gloomy expression on his face. Since during the time at the banquet, he had not said a single word. Zhou Xian walked over to Qin Yu. A flash of lightning flashed through his pupils. His gaze had suddenly turned sharp. He fixed that sharp gaze on Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, listen carefully. The next time, it is definitely me who’s going to win. The second chosen candidate spot is definitely mine.”
After he finished saying those words, Zhou Xian turned around and directly left.
Qin Yu had been watching this whole scene unfolding before him with an unconcerned gaze. Hearing what Zhou Xian had said, he instead grew a bit more relaxed. That was because Zhou Xian displayed his true colors after a single defeat. This sort of opponent, Qin Yu believed that they did not possess that great of a threat.
Duanmu Yu also took a glance at Zhou Xian. He then walked over to Qin Yu. He smiled and said. “Brother Qin Yu, I reckon that you’ve already made the preparations for the second gift?”
“Duanmu, are you telling me that you haven’t?” Qin Yu asked back.
Duanmu Yu started laughing. “Haha, likewise, likewise… I have made two preparations this time. One of the gifts is already in the middle of being prepared. As for the second gift, I am still working on it. If I am capable of obtaining this gift within ten year’s time, then I reckon that this second chosen candidate spot will be falling into my hands.”
“You’re that confident?” Qin Yu was a bit surprised.
Duanmu Yu smiled confidently. “If even this gift cannot give me victory, then I would also be speechless.” Duanmu Yu’s tone contained within it an absolute confidence.
Qin Yu started to get curious.
What exactly was the gift that this Duanmu Yu wanted to obtain? From Duanmu Yu’s tone, it seemed that if he obtained this gift, he would definitely be able to win the second chosen candidate spot.
“Brother Qin Yu, farewell. We shall meet again and determine who shall be the victor in the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace in ten years time.” Said Duanmu Yu with a smile.
Qin Yu also nodded. “At that time, Brother Duanmu, I shall see what that gift of yours shall be.”
However… neither Qin Yu nor Duanmu Yu would be able to imagine that things would end up in another path.
Inside the verdant and lush bamboo forest. Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were sitting in a circle. They were discussing what sort of gift would be the most novel.
The three brothers, Qin Yu wore completely black, Hou Fei completely gold and Hei Yu completely white. With them sitting around like this, they gave of a sight-stunning sensation.
After Hei Yu started practicing the ‘Flowing Light Spear Path,’ people would feel a distortion of space and time just from looking at his eyes.
Hei Yu looked at Qin Yu. “Big brother, you said that you don’t think that Monkey’s idea is novel enough, then what do you have in mind? What exactly do you have planned for the second gift?”
“Big brother, stop keeping us in suspense. C’mon, tell us.” Hou Fei had also grown impatient.
Qin Yu smiled. Only now did he tell them. “I had pondered for a long time. I then thought of the fact that this gift must be diligent and attentive. In that case, the rarer the material used to make this gift, the better it would be. If the material I obtained to create it was exceedingly rare, then it meant that I would be extremely diligent and attentive when I obtained this material.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu nodded.
“The materials must be extremely rare. Furthermore, there must be a large quantity of materials! Very rare and a lot of them at that… if I am able to get ahold of that, then this would be enough to represent my diligence and attentiveness. Furthermore… I will gather all of these precious materials and craft a treasure. This treasure shall be my gift.” Qin Yu smiled and said.
“What sort of treasure?” Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu.
They were both curious as to what sort of treasure Qin Yu was planning to craft using a large quantity of rare materials.
Qin Yu grinned. “This treasure, just by the number of materials it requires is already over ten thousand.”
Hou Fei frowned and said. “That many materials? Big brother, generally, a Heavenly Divine Artifact only requires several tens of materials to craft. What are you planning to craft using that many materials?”
“A place to live. It is also the place where Li’er and I shall have our wedding at!” Qin Yu slightly smiled.
“A palace?” Hei Yu guessed. “A palace like the Bewitching God Temple?”
Qin Yu smiled. “The Bewitching God Temple can only be considered as being a small scale project. I plan to use that many materials and some foundation materials to craft a luxurious mansion. In the middle of the mansion there will be a pond. And this pond… shall be the Second Divine Realm.”
“Second Divine Realm?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu were startled.
Qin Yu’s eyes shined. “That’s right. I plan to have all kinds of terrains, mountain range and everything to take shape in my Second Divine Realm. With my level of formation array space ability, it is not hard for me to form a Second Divine Realm. I planned to create a mansion where the decorative pond will be the Second Divine Realm. What do you all think?”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other.
“It’s a bit better than my idea. This sort of thing, only someone like big brother will be able to accomplish it.” Hou Fei gasped in admiration.
To create a Second Divine Realm where the mountain range, hills, cities and everything would be the same as the Divine Realm. The only difference would be there would not be any Divine Spiritual Energy in the Second Divine Realm.
Furthermore, this Second Divine Realm was merely a small pond within the mansion.
“Little Yu.” Uncle Lan’s voice sounded from afar.
Qin Yu turned around. He saw that Uncle Lan’s figure had appeared.
“Little Yu, what sort of barrier did you use? How is it possible that even I am unable to detect you all speaking?” Jiang Lan walked over and said in shock.
Qin Yu knew very well why that was the case. This was merely a kind of use for Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy.
“Oh, let’s not mention about this. I have an important matter that I must inform you.” Jiang Lan’s expression had turned solemn. “Both that Duanmu Yu and Zhou Xian had proceeded toward the Southern Sea Region of the Divine Realm. I reckon… that the two of them had all set off to find the extremely peculiar treasure of legends, the ‘Mirage Spirit Mirror.’ Whoever it is that managed to obtain this treasure, there’s a eighty to ninety percent chance of the second chosen candidate spot being obtained by that person.”
“Mirage Spirit Mirror?” Qin Yu was startled. He had never heard of this item before.