Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 5 – Palace Master?
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace was not merely a single palace. Instead, it was an enormous palace with decorated with waterside pavilions, high grade buildings, and numerous winding corridors. The Utmost East Sage Emperor’s personal resting place, the place where he would gather his subordinates, the place where he would train and so on, were all located within this Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. Thus, one could easily imagine how great of an area the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace occupied.
Qin Yu, Huangfu Jing, Hei Yu, Yuchi Gong and them, were all standing at the entrance of the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace. The entrance to the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace was the location of the palace.
“Those guarding the gates are all stronger than me.” Gasped Hei Yu in a low voice.
Qin Yu looked to the two imperial guards located on the either sides of the palace entrance. Those two imperial guards were at the very least Mid Level Heavenly Deities. As for their exact strength, Qin Yu was also unable to tell.
“My Imperial Father knew that you would be coming. He should’ve already finished the preparations to receive you.” Said Huangfu Jing to Qin Yu with a smile on her face. “Come, let’s go in.” She proceeded to walk over the gates.
One of the two imperial guards displayed a smile on his face. Respectfully, he said. “Princess, His Majesty Sage Emperor has ordered, that when Lord Qin Yu arrives, he is to be directly brought over to the waterside pavilion, ‘South Pavilion.’
Huangfu Jing lightly nodded. She then led Qin Yu and them into the palace.
The palace was extremely spacious. It possessed a length and width of greater than two hundred feet. Usually, the Utmost East Sage Emperor would discuss official businesses at this location. On each side of the palace was a passageway. The group entered the passageway on the right side.
“Big brother, I feel that this place is very strange!” Hei Yu’s voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.
Qin Yu looked at Hei Yu beside him and then looked at their surroundings. He replied via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. “Xiao Hei, the entire Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace is covered by the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Divine Awareness. He is observing us at all times.”
If the Utmost East Sage Emperor heard what Qin Yu said to Hei Yu, he would definitely be greatly shocked.
“Big brother, you’re able to sense the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Divine Awareness?” Asked Hei Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. Qin Yu was capable of even detecting the Divine Awareness of a Godking?
Confronted with Hei Yu’s suspicion, Qin Yu lightly nodded.
“At this moment, I have surrounded my body with my Universal World’s Spatial Energy. If someone tries to investigate me with their Divine Awareness, they would definitely not be able to escape my detection.” Qin Yu was extremely confident.
Because Qin Yu was the creator of the Universal World, he was able to instantly sense the slightest amount of change within the locations covered by the Universal World’s Spatial Energy.
However, the Utmost East Sage Emperor was unable to detect the Spatial Energy that surrounded Qin Yu.
For one, this Spatial Energy was from the Universal World. The Utmost East Sage Emperor was someone who didn’t know anything about the spatial laws of the Universal World.
Secondly, Qin Yu’s control over the Spatial Energy from the Universal World had already reached perfection level. He was able to spread it all over without anyone being able to detect it at all.
However, if the two of them were to fight, then Qin Yu would be greatly inferior to the Utmost East Sage Emperor who comprehended the Spatial Laws of the Divine Realm and could instantly utilize the entire Divine Realm’s Spatial Energy.
Listening to the nearby sounds of running water after walking on the stony path for some time, the group had arrived outside a courtyard.
“We’ve arrived. My Imperial Father is in there.” Said Huangfu Jing with a smile on her face.
Qin Yu lightly nodded. Involuntarily, his grave and stern face displayed a slight smile. Qin Yu walked alongside Huangfu Jing. Hei Yu, Yuchi Gonglan, Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu followed behind them.
After walking into this courtyard, they reached a large pond. On top of the large pond was a narrow passageway. Following along this passageway, they arrived at an exquisite building above the water.
While they were still far away, Qin Yu already heard the sound of laughter coming from the exquisite pavilion building.
“Eh? There’s quite many people.” Huangfu Jing opened her eyes and then said to Qin Yu with a smile. At the same time, she sped up her pace. Bringing Qin Yu, they directly entered this pavilion building. They then walked up to the second floor.
The second floor was filled with windows on all sides. Even the roof was only half present. The other half was empty.
Six people sat in the second floor, three males and three females. They were a mild looking middle aged man, two beautiful madams, a lively little girl and two violent tiger-like and astonishingly imposing looking men.
“Imperial Father, Qin Yu has arrived. Imperial Mother, Aunt!” Huangfu Jing said as she greeted them with smiles on her face.
Yuchi Gonglan said respectfully. “Your Majesty Sage Emperor, Her Majesty Godking, Her Majesty Empress.” Yuchi Gonglan only saluted these three individuals. The other three individuals merely nodded their heads while smiling.
“Qin Yu, let me introduce them to you.” Huangfu Jing said enthusiastically. “This is my Imperial Father.”
“Utmost East Sage Emperor!”
Qin Yu’s gaze was instantly locked onto this gentle looking middle aged man. This gentle looking middle aged man wore a soft and peaceful looking golden silk gown. On his face was a smile.
“Qin Yu pays his respects to Your Majesty Sage Emperor.” Qin Yu bowed.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu had already carefully examined Qin Yu the moment he came in. However, the result of his inspection had shocked him. Qin Yu’s body actually still contained the aura of Divine Energy.
“Qin Yu, your Divine Energy still has not finished transforming into Heavenly Divine Energy?” Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a slightly surprised tone.
“Divine Energy?” Said that lively girl who sat to the side in surprise. Even the other two men also looked at Qin Yu with shock. A grandmaster of the formation array who had reached such a high level in the formation array actually still had Divine Energy in his body?
Qin Yu nodded and said. “That is correct. Your Majesty Sage Emperor, I spent the majority of my time and effort on formation arrays and did not pay much attention to the energy within my body.”
“So that was the case. No wonder you managed to achieve such a level of accomplishment.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor nodded. He turned to a beautiful madam beside him and said. “Liuxiang, what do you think about Qin Yu?” The Utmost East Sage Emperor immediately introduced her to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, this is the Hundred Flowers Godking.”
Qin Yu immediately started to carefully examine this beautiful madam.
This beautiful madam wore a pink gauze dress. She had a red mark in between her brows. Her eyes were beautiful like limpid autumn waters. The Hundred Flowers Godking, Huangfu Liuxiang, carefully inspected Qin Yu. She then smiled and nodded. “He’s indeed not bad. At the very least, he’s a lot more earnest compared to those three sons of yours.”
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was unable to refrain from smiling.
“Three sons?” Qin Yu looked to the other two men in the pavilion building. “Could it perhaps be these two people and that Huangfu Liushui are all the sons of the Utmost East Sage Emperor?”
When Qin Yu was thinking about this, Huangfu Jing continued to make more introductions. “Qin Yu, this is my Imperial Mother.”
“Qin Yu pays his respects to the Empress.” Qin Yu slightly bowed.
Although the Empress’s status was very high, her strength cannot be regarded as being very strong. She was merely a Mid Level Heavenly Deity. To be dual training with the Utmost East Sage Emperor for this many years, yet still possessing such a weak level of power, it signified that her training comprehension level is truly insufficient.” The Empress also lightly nodded to Qin Yu.
“This is my younger sister, Ling’er, Huangfu Ling. This is my eldest brother, Huangfu Liejun. This is my second brother, Huangfu Liehuo. As for my third brother, you’ve already met him.” Huangfu Jing introduced her siblings extremely casually.
Qin Yu lightly bowed.
Huangfu Liehuo and Huangfu Liujun both had a head full of short dazzling blond hair. Their auras were both astonishingly imposing. Merely, when looking at them, Huangfu Liehuo, whose hair and beard was unkempt, looked like an irascible person. As for Huangfu Liujun, his hair was short and spiky and he looked extremely steadfast and a bit more earnest. Merely, as he opened his eyes, the imposing aura of disdainfully looking down upon the entire world was unable to refrain from spreading out.
“The sons and daughters of this Utmost East Sage Emperor are all exceptional.” Qin Yu gasped in his heart. “Three sons and two daughters, all of them are that powerful.”
Qin Yu did not know much about the Eight Great Families of the Divine Realm.
These Eight Great Families were different from the mortals. The bloodlines of the Eight Great Families were extremely important to them. The first generation of the Eight Great Families possessed the best bloodline. Thus, they were able to achieve even greater accomplishments.
As the generations passed down, the further down they go, the thinner their bloodline becomes. Thus, it became harder for them to achieve a high accomplishment.
For example, the Jiang Clan of the Utmost Northern Region’s Floating Snow City. The two brothers Jiang Lan and Jiang Fan were both Godkings. Even Jiang Xing was merely a generation after them. Then look at the Utmost Eastern Region’s Mount Dazzling Gold. This Hundred Flowers Godking and the Utmost East Sage Emperor and the Gold Sword Godking, Huangfu Lei, were all blood siblings. For them, the first generation, it was a lot easier to train.
Where were the parents of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, Utmost North Sage Emperor and them?
Other than the Utmost East Sage Emperor, Utmost North Sage Emperor themselves, even their children did not know about it. This could be considered a secret of the Divine Realm.
The Eight Great Families of the Divine Realm possessed superiority. However, they also possessed a weak point.
Those from the first generation, although they were very few, over half of them were Godkings. The rest of them were all High Level Heavenly Deities. As for the second generation, it was rare for a Godking to appear.
As for the third generation and down, it was extremely difficult for a Godking to appear in that generation. It was only possible should they possess great willpower.
However, what about the mortals? Although it was extremely difficult for them to train, they also possessed an equally great amount of potential. Regardless of which generation, when they reached the later stages of cultivation, they all possessed that trace of hope in becoming Godkings.
“Big sister, I heard that you have a pretty good impression of that Qin Yu.” Huangfu Ling’s large eyes were cast toward Huangfu Jing and then to Qin Yu.
Huangfu Jing glared at Huangfu Ling.
“Imperial Father, you’ve invited this Qin Yu over, so what sort of position do you plan to have him assume?” Said that Huangfu Liehuo carefreely.
“I actually have an idea regarding this.” The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu smiled and said. “You all know that in the Imperial City, there are the Utmost East Sage Emperor’s Palace and four other palaces: Misty Mystic Palace, Black Wind Palace, Liejun’s Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace. However, at present, there are only three Palace Masters. The Misty Mystic Palace is still empty as there has never been anyone who took up the position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master. Thus, I think…”
“Second brother!” The Hundred Flowers Godking’s eyelids were raised. Her aura had instantly grown sharp.
“Second brother, the reason why the Misty Mystic Palace is empty is not because no one was capable of becoming the Palace Master but rather because the competition for the Palace Master was too fierce and a conclusion had never been reached the entire time. The position of Palace Masters are statuses that are second only to the Godkings. Second brother, you most definitely cannot casually give the position of the Palace Master to a newly emerged person without qualifications.” Hundred Flowers Godking directly voiced her opposition.
The opposition from a Godking had instantly caused the Utmost East Sage Emperor to stop his speech.
The three Godkings of Mount Dazzling Gold, Huangfu Yu, Huangfu Lei and Huangfu Liuxiang. Among them, only Huangfu Liuxiang was a female. Usually, her two older brothers would always humour this younger sister of theirs.
“Second brother, think about it. The Palace Masters of the Black Wind Palace and the Heaven Desolate Palace are both individuals who have provided great merit in the Incomparable Great Tribulation six quadrillion years ago. They possess great qualifications and their strength are both at the peak of the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. For the two of them to be Palace Masters, there is no one that opposes that. As for the Liejun’s Palace, it’s a palace especially created and given to to the first prince, Huangfu Liejun. The first prince, in all these years, has been the one who commanded the Heavenly Deity Army to fight in battles all around. Adding on his status, for him to be a Palace Master, there is also no one who would oppose it. However, right now, you wanted to give the Misty Mystic Palace to a new person…”
The Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang shook her head. Evidently, Huangfu Liuxiang was extremely dissatisfied.
After hearing what the Hundred Flowers Godking said, Qin Yu immediately came to understand the status rankings of Mount Dazzling Gold. Evidently, these Four Great Palace Masters were individuals who were second to only Godkings. Their statuses were higher than even ordinary High Level Heavenly Deities.
If he were to become a Palace Master, then he would possess more confidence when proposing marriage for Li’er to the Utmost North Sage Emperor. However, Qin Yu’s qualifications were too low.
“Your Majesty Sage Emperor…” Qin Yu was prepared to refuse it, when…
The Utmost East Sage Emperor extended his hand to stop him. He then turned to the Hundred Flowers Godking. With a smile, he said. “Liuxiang, what you said was reasonable. In all these years, those who are truly fighting over the position of the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master, aren’t there only two of them? One is one of your disciples and the other is a large squadron captain from the Heavenly Deity Army.”
Huangfu Liuxiang slightly nodded and said. “Although Xue Yu is a female, she has followed me for numerous years. Although she is seemingly unremarkable, she has unwittingly provided numerous meritorious services to our Mount Dazzling Gold. In terms of strength, she is also at the High Level Heavenly Deity stage. If she were to become the Palace Master of the Misty Mystic Palace, how would anyone dare oppose it?”
At this moment, Huangfu Liejun who had been silent the entire time spoke. “Aunt, Xue Yu is indeed exceptional. However, my good brother Dong Hou also possesses a status in the Heavenly Deity Army that is not beneath myself. Although it is said that the Heavenly Deity Army is under my command, in actuality, the majority of the time it is brother Dong Hou who leads the army. His status, qualifications and strength are also sufficient enough to become the Misty Mystic Palace’s Palace Master.”
Qin Yu was listening from the side.
Evidently, the Utmost East Sage Emperor was in support of him, the Hundred Flowers Godking was in support of her disciple, whereas Huangfu Liejun and a lot of the people from the Heavenly Deity Army, supported that Dong Hou.
“Big brother, it seems that many people are fighting for this position.” Said Hei Yu to Qin Yu via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
“Before I came, the two sides were in a state of stalemate. Now that I’ve come and the Utmost East Sage Emperor wanted to present the position of the Palace Master to me, these two sides naturally would not sit by idly.” Qin Yu replied via Divine Awareness Voice Transmission. However, Qin Yu was instead extremely composed.