Volume 16 – Marriage – Chapter 56 – Cut Down
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The second chosen candidate spot was obtained by Zhou Xian. This news was soon spread like wildfire. The entire Floating Snow City came to understand that everyone that had participated in the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s banquet were all full of praise for Qin Yu’s Purple Mystic Mansion. They were all chatting with each other about it…
However, even though this was the case, Qin Yu still did not obtain the second chosen candidate spot. This caused many people to feel sorry for Qin Yu.
While others felt sorry for him, Qin Yu himself was also not feeling well. Merely, he was still displaying a strong external appearance.
After walking out from the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace, Uncle Fu who had been waiting outside the entire time immediately walked over to Qin Yu.
“Uncle Fu, let’s go.”
Qin Yu did not even bother to take a single glance at Zhou Xian behind him whose face was currently filled with smiles. He directly brought Uncle Fu and left toward the Imperial City’s city gate. Uncle Fu also knew that Qin Yu was not in a good mood and thus did not say a single word.
“Brother Qin Yu…” Zhou Xian was calling from the back.
However, Qin Yu and Uncle Fu acted as if they hadn’t heard him and continued to walk. Seeing this scene, Zhou Xian merely smiled coldly and no longer continued to call for Qin Yu.
“My Lord.” Zhou Xian’s attendant was also waiting outside the Utmost Sage Emperor’s Palace.
Zhou Xian took a glance at his attendant. He then said in a carefree tone. “Let’s return.” He cast a glance at Qin Yu’s back view from afar. With a low voice, he sneered. “So what if you possess an amazing cultivation speed? So what if you are extremely powerful? What use is that? Trying to compete against me?”
Zhou Xian had been resentful towards Qin Yu, ever since he met him again in the Divine Realm.
Less than twenty thousand years ago, Qin Yu was merely a nobody from the Mortal Realm. In Zhou Xian’s eyes, he was something that was inferior to even ants. However, in a blink of an eye, he had become a great person of power in the Divine Realm that presented with Zhou Xian enormous pressure.
The enormous drop in gaps between them naturally caused Zhou Xian to feel extremely unwell.
His defeat of Qin Yu this time around had caused Zhou Xian to be extremely delighted.
However, once he thought of the fact that his Imperial Father had assisted him and secretly asked several Sage Emperors to help him and even after that, only being able to barely defeat Qin Yu, Zhou Xian also felt a bit uncomfortable.
After all, such a person that he only barely managed to defeat was a nobody from the Mortal Realm over ten thousand years ago.
“Humph, next time I must make this Qin Yu lose without the slightest amount of doubt.” Lightning was flashing through Zhou Xian’s eyes.
Inside the guest room of the Floating Cloud Mansion.
Qin Yu sat down. He waved his hand and said. “Uncle Fu, you can withdraw. Do not let anyone disturb me.” Uncle Fu bowed respectfully and then withdrew. Only Qin Yu remained in the entire guest room.
The guest room was extremely quiet.
“This judgement, those Godkings that supported Zhou Xian were clearly lying through their teeth.” Qin Yu frowned. “This second gift tested the level of diligence and attentiveness. The arrangement of the Purple Mystic Mansion, the craftsmanship of the Purple Mystic Mansion and those Heavenly Divine Artifact ornaments, which among them does not show my diligence and attentiveness?”
“Furthermore… without any of those, merely the Mirage Spirit Mirror would be more than sufficient to compete against that Nine Phoenix Crown. However, during the judgement, they did not even mention the Mirage Spirit Mirror at all. They had completely ignored it. I reckon that… they too knew that they did not have any way to negate the marvelous item of the Divine Realm, the Mirage Spirit Mirror.”
Qin Yu sneered in his heart.
How could he possibly not tell that the Godkings were doing shady businesses in the shadows?
“I truly wonder what Zhou Xian’s old man, that Northwest Sage Emperor offered this time around to make those Godkings support his son.” Qin Yu sneered. The coldness within his eyes grew even more dense.
The maids outside the guest room did not dare to enter at all.
Just from being merely outside the guest room, they were able to clearly sense the dense ice-cold aura emitting from the guest room. Evidently, their master Qin Yu was currenting flaming with rage.
The maids glanced at each other. They all had a helpless expression within their eyes.
Suddenly, a maid looked to the guest room with shock. The other maids also looked over. They were also shocked to discover… that another person had suddenly appeared within the guest room. However, there was absolutely no one that had walked past them to enter the guest room.
Those maids were all stunned. Was the person that entered the guest room a Godking?
“Uncle Lan, why did you come?” Qin Yu saw that Jiang Lan had appeared in the middle of the guest room. He immediately curbed his exposed aura of fury and stood up.
Jiang Lan smiled as he shook his head. “Seeing your appearance earlier, it seems that you were truly unable to contain your anger.”
“What use is there to be angry? All it does is merely vent out one’s rage. I have yet to reach a state where I can confront insults with a smile. Back in the Sage Emperor’s Palace, I could only restrain myself. Now that I’ve returned, I ended up venting out the discontent that I held in my heart.” Qin Yu said casually.
Jiang Lan slightly nodded.
“I also know that you would not become reckless merely because of this small matter. The reason why I’ve come here, firstly it is to check your current state. Secondly, I have come to ask if you have the certainty in obtaining the third chosen candidate spot?”
“The third chosen candidate spot?”
Qin Yu grew silent. He began to ponder.
Qin Yu knew very well that if he were to take out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, he would definitely be able to obtain the third chosen candidate spot. However, he currently only possessed two first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
One was the Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl and the other was the Purple Rain Dress.
Merely, this Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl was something that Qin Yu wanted to give to the future child between him and Li’er. As for the Purple Rain Dress, it was something that was meant for Li’er. Qin Yu did not wish to take either out.
Yet, other than these two items, Qin Yu possessed nothing that would absolutely defeat Zhou Xian.
“For third third chosen candidate spot, if I were to try my hardest, I would still have certainty in being able to obtain it.” Qin Yu replied.
“Try your hardest? You mean, you’re going to craft the gift yourself?” Jiang Lan asked with a smile.
Qin Yu slightly nodded. This was the advantage of being a grandmaster artifact craftsman. Even if he did not possess a treasure to gift, he could craft it himself. Merely… even the cleverest housewife cannot cook without rice!
Although his craftsmanship ability was amazing, even when using precious materials, Qin Yu was only able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Even if his state had reached its peak, he would at the very most be able to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts comparable to second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
However, a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure did not possess enough certainty in being able to defeat Zhou Xian.
“Little Yu, standing behind that Zhou Xian is the Thunder Punishment City. The Thunder Punishment City is one of the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm. Although they possess only a single first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, they still possess many second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Especially… because the Thunder Punishment City possesses the authority to administer the lower realms and also control the passageway to leave the Divine Realm.” Jiang Fan exclaimed. “This Thunder Punishment City, the treasures that they’ve managed to obtain through searching the various cosmic spaces of the lower realms ought to be the most among the Eight Great Sacred Lands.”
The Thunder Punishment City was the most otherworldly among the Eight Great Sacred Lands of the Divine Realm.
In the Great War of the Divine Realm, only the Thunder Punishment City was not mixed into the battle. On top of that, behind the Thunder Punishment City was the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. His status was exceedingly extraordinary.
The Thunder Punishment City controlled the power of the Punishment of Thunder and Lightning and also controlled the channels from the Divine Realm to the lower realms.
Qin Yu was stunned.
“No wonder.” Qin Yu suddenly started laughing. “No wonder the other Sage Emperors gave the Northwest Sage Emperor that much face and supported Zhou Xian on the Sage Emperor’s Palace’s palace hall.”
Hearing that, Jiang Lan merely smiled.
This matter was something that anyone with the slightest amount of intelligence would be able to guess. However, so what if one managed to guess it? After all, those people were all Sage Emperors. What they said, who would dare to refute it?
“Qin Yu, if you want to win the third chosen candidate spot, then the weapon that you’ve crafted must definitely be at the most apex of second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Only through that would you be able to beat Zhou Xian with certainty.” Jiang Lan said to Qin Yu solemnly.
Qin Yu naturally also understood this in his heart.
In order to marry Jiang Li, Zhou Xian was willing to part with a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. However, he would definitely not be willing to part with a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Even if he was… the Thunder Punishment City would not be.
Thus, as long as his gift was the most apex of second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, he would be able to win.
“Little Yu, if you do not have any method, then I have a method!” Jiang Lan said with a smile.
“What method?” Qin Yu was delighted.
Jiang Lan said with a smile. “Within my mansion is an Ancient Ironwood Tree. This Ancient Ironwood Tree’s age is not that much inferior to the age of the entire Divine Realm. It is ten quadrillion years old… One could easily craft Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts using its branches. It is also not hard to craft High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts using its trunk. And the most precious, the ‘Tree Core’ contains within it Grandmist Spiritual Energy. As long as you are skillful enough, it is possible to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure using it.”
“Let’s cut down this Ancient Ironwood Tree. Amongst the materials of the Divine Realm, there is no single material that is comparable to the Tree Core of the Ancient Ironwood Tree. Back then, the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan managed to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure using other precious materials; if you were to use the even more precious Tree Core of the Ancient Ironwood Tree to craft, then with your craftsmanship ability, I believe you would be able to create a new first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Crafting with the Ancient Ironwood Tree, you would definitely be able to obtain the third chosen candidate spot.”
Qin Yu was stunned.
He stared blankly at Uncle Lan.
“What’s wrong?” Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu with a smile.
“Uncle Lan?” Qin Yu felt a burst of ache in his heart. He had also heard the importance of the Ancient Ironwood Tree to Uncle Lan. He had obtained this Ancient Ironwood Tree the moment when he became a Godking.
The Ancient Ironwood Tree had been accompanying Uncle Lan the entire time.
Furthermore, when he was chatting with Li’er, Qin Yu also came to know that Uncle Lan had spent numerous years together with the Godking of Life Zuo Qiumei underneath the Ancient Ironwood Tree.
However, at this moment…
Uncle Lan, in order for Qin Yu to obtain the third chosen candidate spot, was actually willing to cut down the Ancient Ironwood Tree?
“Uncle Lan…” Qin Yu’s eyes had turned slightly red.
It wasn’t that Qin Yu didn’t have a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure; both the Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl and the Purple Rain Dress were first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures! Merely, he was unwilling to part with them. However, Uncle Lan, for him, was willing to part with the Ancient Ironwood Tree, the item of memories of his lost lover!
“What’s wrong? There’s no need for you to mind about it. This Ancient Ironwood Tree is mine. It could also be considered as belonging to the Jiang Clan. After you craft the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, you would still end up giving it to the Jiang Clan in the end. You can just consider it as me using your hands to gift it to my big brother. Thus, you do not have to mind too much about it.” Uncle Lan said with a smile.
Qin Yu knew very well that Uncle Lan had said these so that he would not have a sense of guilt.
However, the more Uncle Lan said it like that, the more difficult and painful it became for Qin Yu. Especially after seeing the smile on Uncle Lan’s face…
“Uncle Lan, there’s no need.” Qin Yu took a deep breath.
“Foolish child, no matter what, I would not allow others to wreck the marriage between you and Li’er. You must definitely obtain this third chosen candidate spot. Well then, there’s no need to throw a fit anymore.” Uncle Lan seemed to be reprimanding a spoiled and pampered child.
Qin Yu shook his head. “I am not throwing a fit. Rather, after hearing you mention of the Ancient Ironwood Tree, I remembered a thing. I already have the absolute certainty that I would be able to win the third chosen candidate spot.”
“Oh?” Uncle Lan was a bit surprised. “What thing?”
“Uncle Fu.” Qin Yu suddenly shouted. As Qin Yu was Uncle Fu’s master, Uncle Fu immediately felt Qin Yu’s mind connection. In an instant, he appeared in the guest room.
Jiang Lan began to ponder. What was Qin Yu planning to have Uncle Fu do?
“Uncle Lan, follow me.” Qin Yu turned around and said to Uncle Lan. Then, with but a thought.
Jiang Lan felt that the space was shifting. He was able to resist. However, he didn’t… It was exactly as he imagined, after the surrounding scenery became clear, he had already arrived on the New Purple Mystic Star of the New Cosmos.
“The thing that I talked about is in here.” Qin Yu pointed to a palace on top of the East Hazy Mountain.
“That is… the Bewitching God Temple?” Jiang Lan said in surprise.
“That’s right.” Qin Yu stepped into the Bewitching God Temple. After passing the front palace, they entered the courtyard. Jiang Lan was following Qin Yu. He also wanted to see what exactly was the thing that Qin Yu spoke of.
Uncle Fu had been following behind Qin Yu the entire time.
“Uncle Lan, do you know of this tree?” Qin Yu pointed to a thick and solid Red Tung Tree in the middle of the courtyard.
“This is… the Ancient Red Tung Tree?” Jiang Lan immediately recognized it.
“That’s right. This is the Ancient Red Tung Tree. It is also the Divine Tree that is second only to the Ancient Ironwood Tree.” Said Qin Yu with an extremely confident expression.
“Why is there an Ancient Red Tung Tree here?’ Jiang Lan asked in surprise.
“Uncle Fu, it’s better for you to explain.” Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu. Uncle Fu bowed respectfully. “Senior Jiang Lan, this Ancient Red Tung Tree is something that my old master received as payment from the Thunder Godking, that is, the Thunder Punishment City’s Sage Emperor, when he sought for my old master to craft an offensive-type second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for him.”
“Oh…” Jiang Lan slightly nodded. “Although this Ancient Red Tung Tree’s Tree Core is relatively good, it’s still a level below the Ancient Ironwood Tree’s Tree Core. Even if a grandmaster artifact craftsman were to use it to craft, they would likely only be able to craft a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure out of it. Using a Divine Tree that could only craft a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure in exchange for an offensive second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure; this Zhou Huo was truly meticulous in his calculations.”
Back then, Zhou Huo had no ways around it.
Although he possessed the materials, he still needed the skills of a craftsman. Without enough craftsmanship ability, the Ancient Red Tung Tree was merely an ornament.
“Qin Yu, the thing you mention is…” Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu.
“That’s right, it’s this Ancient Red Tung Tree.” Qin Yu waved his sleeve. A blade-like spatial crack appeared in the space. The blade-like spatial crack slashed through the Ancient Red Tung Tree. The Ancient Red Tung Tree was cut apart and toppled over with a loud bang!