Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain – Chapter 10 – The Birth of the Blue Sky Seal
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Robin
Several drops of spring water fell down from an high altitude. They were sparkling, translucent and reflecting the light. The water droplets all landed on the mossy boulder within the ravine. They shattered upon hitting the boulder and sprayed in all directions.
Beside this mossy boulder were two men and a woman. They were sitting in a cross-legged position. It was Zuo Qiulin, Jiang Lan and Yi Feng.
On the Exalted Celestial Mountain, several tens of Godkings were scattered about the mountain at various location. The various Godkings were all located at locations surrounding the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron.
The Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron was located in the center of the ravine. Each of its totems radiated a mysterious aura.
Yi Feng took a glance at the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron in the distance. He then took a glance at the other Godkings. After that, he smiled to Jiang Lan and said. “Brother Jiang Lan, did you notice that during the descent of the Exalted Celestial Mountain this time around, with all of us gathered on the Exalted Celestial Mountain, that big brother of yours, Jiang Fan, has been extremely enthusiastic and frequently comes into contact with the various other Godkings.”
Jiang Lan lightly smiled.
Jiang Fan was indeed a Godking with an extremely bright mood in the ravine. He had come in contact with all the other Godkings. Even many of the hidden Godkings managed to develop a pretty good relationship with Jiang Fan.
“My big brother? Humph.” Jiang Lan coldly humped indifferently. “Back when he was selecting the son-in-law at the Utmost North Sage Emperor’s Palace, in a situation where Qin Yu was standing in the dominant position, Jiang Fan still chose Zhou Xian… Ever since that time, I have thought that there is an eighty to ninety percent chance that big brother selected Zhou Xian for the purpose of becoming an Exalted Celestial.”
“Other than becoming an Exalted Celestial, there are no other possibilities that would make big brother renounce Qin Yu.” Jiang Lan said directly.
“Renounce Qin Yu?”
Yi Feng also started to smile. “Now that you mention it, it is truly laughable that your brother renounced Qin Yu. Without mentioning Qin Yu’s current strength and status, even his strength and status before ought to be enough to have moved him.”
Jiang Lan’s gaze was cast toward Jiang Fan who was in a corner of the ravine. At this moment, Jiang Fan was chatting with another Godking with smiles on his face. Jiang Lan said with a sneer. “Although Jiang Fan is smiling right now, the greater Qin Yu’s accomplishments, the deeper his regret will be.”
“The two of you, quiet down.”
A hoarse voice suddenly sounded. Zuo Qiulin who had her eyes closed and quietly training the entire time opened her eyes. She glanced at Jiang Fan and Yi Feng. Jiang Fan and Yi Feng glanced at each other. They smiled and then stopped saying anything.
Seeing their reaction, Zuo Qiulin was finally pleased. She closed her eyes and continued to quietly train.
“Brother Jiang Fan, I too understand all that you have said. I reckon that when compared to that Asura Godking, all of us are in a disadvantaged state. If we don’t unite against the Asura Godking… then the Asura Godking would be able to obtain all three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure. Brother Jiang Fan, please rest assured. At that time, I will definitely stand out too.”
A bald headed man said to Jiang Fan with smiles on his face.
Jiang Fan nodded cheerfully. “Widespread Laws Godking is truly reasonable. As long as all the rest of us unite against the Asura Godking, he won’t be able to do whatever he wishes just by relying on his own strength.”
“In that case, I shall not bother the Widespread Laws Godking anymore. Farewell.”
Jiang Fan clasped his hands and then left the location where the Widespread Laws Godking was at and returned to the location where he originally did his quiet training at.
Jiang Fan sat in a cross-legged position. However, his train of thoughts was extremely complicated.
“According to the last Exalted Celestial Mountain, of the three portions of Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, it ought to be the last portion that contains the most Temporal Laws and is the strongest. That last portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, I must definitely obtain that.”
“Thus the only time I should ask the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial to help will be for obtaining that final portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure. As for the two before that… the first portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure will end up in the Asura Godking’s hands. However, as for the second portion, I must try my best to obtain that.”
Jiang Fan was pondering about all the possibilities of what might happen.
Among all the Godkings that were currently in the Exalted Celestial Mountain, the Asura Godking was the strongest. However, although the Asura Godking was very powerful, he had also caused a lot of Godkings to fear him in their hearts. If the various Godkings were to unite against him, then the Asura Godking would only at the most be able to obtain the first portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
“Using the opportunity of the first portion, we’ll combine the strength of several tens of Godkings to force the Asura Godking back! Once the Asura Godking is forced back, the remaining Godkings here will all possess about the same level of strength. At that time, the Eight Great Sage Emperors will be the strongest. Brother Zhou Huo and Brother Shentu had agreed to help me. In that case, how could I possibly not obtain the second portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure? Humph!”
According to Jiang Fan’s plan.
The Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure was separated into three portions. For the first portion, it would be obtained by the Asura Godking. As for the second and third portions, Jiang Fan planned to obtain both of them.
“Right now, the only variable is… Qin Yu!”
Jiang Fan’s eyes narrowed. Cold light flickered through them.
Among all the Godkings present on the Exalted Celestial Mountain right now, the Asura Godking was the strongest person. Following him were the Eight Great Sage Emperors. If no one else were to come in, then perhaps Jiang Fan’s plan would really be feasible.
What about Qin Yu?
Qin Yu who possessed strength comparable to that of the Asura Godking. Would he fight his way to the Exalted Celestial Mountain at the crucial moment?
‘Spatial Freezing’ and ‘Cosmic Spatial Energy.’ The combination of these two moves possessed a power no weaker than the Time Stop. Furthermore, Qin Yu also possessed the Divine Spear Waning Snow.
With such strength, if he chooses to fight his way here…
Everything would become unknown!
“If Qin Yu were to help me. Then…” Jiang Fan smiled bitterly and shook his head. He threw this thought out of his head. To have Qin Yu who possessed strength greater than the Eight Great Sage Emperors to assist him, it was only possible if time could turn backwards.
Time elapsed. Since the descend of the Exalted Celestial Mountain, nine years had passed. According to what was written on that floating slate… roughly every ten years, a portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure would fly out.
Roughly ten years.
It was a very vague wording. At this moment, all of the Godkings in the ravine of the Exalted Celestial Mountain were in a state of absolute alertness. They were all ready to fight and plunder for the portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure that would be born at any moment.
An Xun softly called. Sun Lian and Liu Lian also looked at the Asura Godking Luo Fan who stood before them with his hands behind his back. Luo Fan was a very outstanding leader. He was also someone that Sun Lian and them respected greatly.
Sun Lian also frowned and said. “Big brother, the situation is not good. Based on how those Godkings have been interacting with one another and how they occasionally glance over at our place, I fear that many of the Godkings have grown wary of us. Perhaps they might even be planning to attack us as a group.”
Luo Fan was still lightly smiling. It was like he would not be surprised even if the heaven suddenly collapsed on him.
“Sun Lian, Little An, you do not need to worry. How could I possibly not be able to guess what those Godkings are thinking in their hearts? However, a group of non-united sheep is unable to win against a wolf. What I am concerned the most right now is not them. Instead, it is… Qin Yu who has not appeared this entire time.” Luo Fan said in a low voice.
Sun Lian, An Xun and Liu Lian were all startled.
In the past couple years, Qin Yu had never appeared on the Exalted Celestial Mountain. This caused them to subconsciously think that Qin Yu was not planning to fight for the treasures.
“Qin Yu’s strength is not inferior to mine.”
Luo Fan’s voice was like a whisper. “To be able to resist the attack from the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial twice, even if they were only two casual attacks, his strength was already extremely terrifying.”
When Qin Yu was fighting against the Godkings of the Thunder Punishment City, Luo Fan was paying close attention to the battle.
Later on, the two sudden attacks, although he did not see who it was that launched those attacks, anyone with half a brain could guess who it was.
A ‘Single Aura Eight Elements attack’ and a sword energy attack.
The attack power of these two attacks were something that no Godking would be capable of executing on their own.
“Has Qin Yu returned?” Liu Lian was also a bit worried for her big brother.
“I don’t know.” Luo Fan slowly exhaled. “Regardless of whether Qin Yu returns or not, this first portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure is definitely mine.” A sharp light flashed through Luo Fan’s eyes.
Time passed. All of the Godkings in the ravine of the Exalted Celestial Mountain were growing more and more tensed.
Fog City. Inside the Purple Mystic Mansion.
On the shore beside the Inner Lake of the Purple Mystic Mansion was an area with a meadow. On the meadow sat Qin Yu, Jiang Li, Hei Yu and Bai Ling drinking tea and chatting with one another.
At the airspace above the lake was a ten meter wide and ten meter long enormous water screen. The water screen was displaying the scene of the ravine of the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
Hei Yu moved his chess piece and then raised his head and glanced at the water screen. The Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron on the water screen was still the same as before.
“Big brother, it has been over nine years now. Why hasn’t this Blue Sky Seal appeared yet?” Hei Yu asked.
Qin Yu was not worried. “It will naturally be born when it should be born. Cannon; Checkmate! With my cannon and my horse, you’re done.”
Hei Yu was startled. He looked at the chess board for a long time. In the end, he could only concede.
A sharp and clear sound was heard. Qin Yu smiled and looked over. A handsome blazing youngster holding a golden spear streaked across the vast sky in a blink of an eye and flew over to Qin Yu. He immediately hugged Qin Yu.
“How was it? Were the days outside alright?” Qin Yu said with a smile.
Ever since birth, Qin Si had fused with the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl. His strength was already comparable to that of Heavenly Deities. Furthermore, because of the Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl, he was able to easily sense the Cosmic Origin Energy and managed to easily comprehend the spatial laws.
It had been less than ten years, but he has already reached the High Level Heavenly Deity stage.
Fire Origin Spiritual Pearl and the golden spear. The two first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures… Qin Si’s strength was truly frightening.
“All those Heavenly Deities outside are too weak. There were even some people who wanted to rob me. I directly set flames on their buttocks and burned them off. Hehe…” Qin Si laughed happily.
Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from laughing.
Practically all of the Godkings in the Divine Realm were at the Exalted Celestial Mountain right now. In the entire Divine Realm, other than the Godking from the Western Sea’s Blood Sea, there were truly not many people that could match Qin Si.
“Little Si.” Jiang Li walked over with a smile on her face.
“Mom.” Qin Si’s eyes shined. He immediately ran over to Jiang Li. Immediately after, his round eyes were fixed upon Jiang Li’s stomach. “Mom, when will I get a younger brother or sister?”
Jiang Li’s stomach was once again swelling now.
Evidently… what Lin Meng had predicted was extremely accurate. Qin Yu would have more than a single child.
“When? Your sibling is better than you. You stayed in your mother’s stomach for thirty six thousand years. And now, your mother has only been pregnant for over three months and her stomach is already this big. I reckon that ten months of pregnancy will be enough for her to give birth this time.” Qin Yu said with a smile.
It was strange indeed.
This time, Jiang Li had only been pregnant for over three months but her stomach was already swelling. According to this pace, ten months of pregnancy would be about the time it would take.
Why were the two pregnancies so different?
“Eh? Dad, why did that big cauldron on the water screen start shining?” Qin Si pointed to the water screen and said.
Qin Yu, Jiang Li, Hei Yu and Bai Ling all turned to look at the water screen. At this moment, the four totems of that simple and unadorned Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron all possessed faint light rotating around it. At the same time, the top of the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron was completely shining. All of the Godkings in the ravine had stood up.
“The Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron is shining? The Blue Sky Seal is about to be born?” Qin Yu had a smile on his face.
“Uncle Lan, do you need my assistance?” Qin Yu directly sent a voice transmission.
Inside the ravine of the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
All forty plus Godkings present were now standing up. They were all looking at that radiating Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron located in the center of the ravine.
Hearing Qin Yu’s voice transmission, Jiang Lan merely shook his head.
“Little Yu, the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure and I, if I were to obtain it, then it would be my luck. If I cannot obtain it, then it would be my fate.” Jiang Lan conversed with Qin Yu through Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
Knowing Uncle Lan’s attitude toward the matter, Qin Yu stopped asking anymore.
At this moment, within the ravine, the forty plus Godkings were separated into various small groups. The groups were either made up of three or four people, or one or two people.
“What’s happening with this Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron?” A Godking asked.
The other Godkings did not reply. All those that have experienced the previous Exalted Celestial Mountain’s descent all knew that this signified that the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron was about to spit out the first portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
The Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron suddenly started to tremble. The light on the surface of the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron became even more bright.
Practically at the same moment, twenty plus figures, with a ‘woosh’ sound, appeared before the airspace above the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron. At the same time, the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron spurt out a cyan light.
The twenty plus figures all proceeded to try to catch that cyan light at the same time.
All these twenty plus individuals were people who had experienced the previous descent of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. They knew that the tremble of the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron signified the first portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure was to be born!
“Ha!” One of the Three Great Sage Emperors of the Utmost Western Region’s Mount Blazing Flame, Shentu Nian, was the first to grab the cyan colored light. Once he obtained the cyan colored light, the light immediately vanished and turned into a cyan colored seal.
The other twenty plus individuals immediately rushed toward Shentu Nian.
“Humph.” Seeing that the others were rushing toward him, Shentu Nian immediately used his teleportation. His figure moved, however…
The white spiritual pearl above the Utmost Southern Sage Emperor Duanmu Yun started to shine brightly. Shentu Nian became unable to teleport away.
“Spatial Freezing!’ Shentu Nian’s expression took a huge change. However, at the very moment when he caught the first portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, he was already prepared to be surrounded and attacked by others.
His speed had reached its limit. Like a mirage, he strangely turned into two. The two Shentu Nians began to fly in two different directions. Furthermore, these two people both possessed the aura of Shentu Nian. It was simply impossible to identify who was the real Shentu Nian using Divine Awareness.
“Woosh!” “Woosh!” “Woosh!” “Woosh!” …
The Godkings that had surrounded him started attacking at practically the same time. Rays of attacks were flying toward the two different Shentu Nians. Among them, one of them was immediately annihilated.
Shentu Nian’s true body was rushing toward the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain like a madman.
“Humph, even you tried to obtain the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure?” A black whip suddenly appeared in Jiang Fan’s hand. He directly lashed out towards Shentu Nian’s true body.
Shentu Nian’s expression changed.
Wind suddenly stopped. Jiang Fan, Shentu Nian and three other Godkings beside them all suddenly became immobile. They seemed to have their body stopped. It was impossible for them to move.
An elegant figure flew past Shentu Nian.
The Asura Godking Luo Fan, like an elegant painter, gently stroked his finger across Shentu Nian’s body. That cyan colored seal was obtained by Luo Fan.
With blood like a blooming flower spraying down the vast sky, Shentu Nian’s body slanted and splitted into two. The two parts of his body directly fell to the ground.
Shentu Nian, died!
“Time Stop, powerful indeed.” On the meadows beside the lake in the Purple Mystic Mansion, Qin Yu gasped in admiration after seeing this scene on the water screen. Hei Yu, Little Qin Si, Qin De, Qin Feng, Qin Zheng and a large group of other people were all focused deeply upon this great battle performed by the Godkings.
The attacks of Godkings, each and every one of them were powerful enough to split the heavens and earth. Although they looked simple, if one were to get hit by the attack, then one would become gravely injured.
Beside the Exalted Celestial Mountain, the various Godkings were flying over rapidly.
Seven or eight rays of light shined in the region of space where the Time Stop was. The Time Stop was broken through. Jiang Fan and them immediately recovered their mobility.
“Humph.” The Asura Godking sneered and cast a glance at that group of people.
“He who blocks me shall die!”
The Asura Godking’s blood reeking and grim voice sounded throughout the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain. As for the Asura Godking himself, he was rapidly flying towards the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. That was because the only entrance, the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, was located there.
As for why he did not teleport…
That was because at the beginning of this battle royal, the Eight Great Sage Emperors seemed to have a mutual agreement, and all used the Spatial Freezing. The combined Spatial Freezing from the Eight Great Sage Emperors was so powerful that even the Exalted Celestials would have to use their Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure in order to break through it. As for the Godkings, it was simply unable for them to break it.
Rapid flying. The sound of the wind whistling.
Behind the Asura Godking Luo Fan were the three other Godkings Liu Lian, Sun Lian and An Xun. The four of them proceeded to rush down with an attitude of killing whatever it is that blocked their path, be it God or Buddha.
Wherever they passed, not a single Godking dared to block them head on.
However, Luo Fan’s flying speed gradually slowed down. His brows also started to crease together. When he flew to the location before Relief Sculpture Tunnel, he completely stopped.
He was unable to go forward.
That was because twenty one Godkings were currently blocking the entrance of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel. Among them were Four Sage Emperors. While the other Godkings were pinning him down, the rest of the Godkings had already rushed over to the entrance of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel.
“Woosh!” “Woosh!’ “Woosh”… Jiang Fan, Shentu Yan and them had also arrived from behind. They flew over to the twenty one Godkings. After that, Jiang Lan, Yi Feng and Zuo Qiulin had also flew over.
One side was only four Godkings whereas the other side was lead by the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
The difference in number between the two groups of people was truly too great.
“In order to handle I, Luo Fan, you all actually joined hands.” Even at this moment, Luo Fan still had a slight smile on his face.
He was not worried in the slightest.
“Luo Fan!” The Utmost South Sage Emperor Duanmu Yun said coldly. “If you wished to obtain this portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure with only your own strength, then you would be dreaming.”
“Enough with the portion of Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, that’s extremely awkward to say. Let me tell you all it’s name. This cyan seal is called the ‘Blue Sky Seal.’” The Asura Godking held the Blue Sky Seal in his hand and said in with a light smile.
“Blue Sky Seal?”
All of the Godkings remembered this name.
“You all truly wished to block my path?” Luo Fan said soft and slowly.
Jiang Fan, Duanmu Yun, Zhou Huo and them glanced at each other. In the end, Jiang Fan walked out and said in a clear voice. “Luo Fan, it is not impossible for us to give you this Blue Sky Seal. However, you must agree to a condition from us.”
“Speak!” Luo Fan said directly.
Jiang Lan smiled and said. “It’s very simple. After you obtained this Blue Sky Seal, you are not allowed to contest for the next two portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure! As long as you vow that to the heavens, we shall allow you to leave.”
None of those Godkings had any objections.
There was no doubt about the Asura Godking’s astonishing strength. If they were to anger him and make him go to the extreme, then of the Godkings gathered here, many would end up dying.
However, if they were to let the Asura Godking leave, then he would likely use the same method to obtain the second and the third portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
Thus, the only option was to force him to give up on the next two portions.
“No can do.” Luo Fan said that directly.
Jiang Fan hurriedly said. “Luo Fan, you have already comprehended Time Stop. This Blue Sky Seal also contains a portion of the Temporal Laws within it. Through it, it might be possible for you to comprehend Time Reversal. At that time, wouldn’t you still become an Exalted Celestial?”
“Humph. Ridiculous.” Luo Fan had a cold expression. “It is impossible for me to give up the next two portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.”
“Are you saying there is no margin of discussion?” The expressions of Jiang Fan, Shentu Yan, Duanmu Yun, Huangfu Yu, Tang Lan and them all changed. The other Godkings were all frowning coldly.
At this moment, one’s standpoint must be firm!
They must finish the strongest Asura Godking. Otherwise, the other Godkings would not have any opportunity.
Fog City’s Purple Mystic Mansion. Qin Yu began to laugh.
“According to what Lin Meng said on the day of Little Si’s hundred days ceremony, none of the Godkings on the Exalted Celestial Mountain are able to become the Exalted Celestial. Of course, that includes the Asura Godking as well as the Eight Great Sage Emperors… What reason is there for them to bother fighting? It’s already destined that they would not be able to become an Exalted Celestial.” Qin Yu felt sorrowful for those people.
Without knowing their own fate, they were fighting and scheming against each other.
On the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
The various Godkings were standing together. Even Jiang Lan, Zuo Qiulin, and Yi Feng were standing at the corner of the group of Godkings. They were led by the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
Across from them were the four Godkings led by the Asura Godking Luo Fan.
“No matter what, I will definitely not give up on this Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure. If you all truly wish to block my path, then… today, I shall open the floodgate to a massacre.”
The Asura Godking’s expression grew cold. Suddenly, a scarlet colored ruler appeared in his hand.
Blood Ruler’ Life Sunderer.’
It was the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure that the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had crafted for the Asura Godking. It was also a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure with an extremely frightening offensive power.
Seeing this Blood Ruler, the expressions of the Eight Great Sage Emperors all changed.
Time Stop and a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. If they wished to kill the Asura Godking, at the very least more than ten Godkings would die today.
Zhou Huo, Jiang Fan, Duanmu Yun and the other Sage Emperors were all conversing with one another through voice transmission. They were intensely discussing what to do.
“Wait!” Zhou Huo suddenly spoke out.
“What else is there to say?” The Asura Godking Luo Fan said in a cold voice.
Zhou Huo said solemnly. “Luo Fan, we asked you to not compete for the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure from now on and you’re unwilling to accept that. In that case… we shall take a step back! At the same date of the birth of the second and third portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, you are not allowed to contest for them. However, on the day after that, you would be allowed to contest for them. How is that?”
This proposal was already a decision that the Eight Great Sage Emperors didn’t wish to make.
“What a joke. Whoever obtains the portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure would immediately hide themselves. If a Godking hides himself, who would be able to discover them so easily?” The radiance of the Blood Ruler in Luo Fan’s hand began to shine deeper.
In an instant, the expressions of the Eight Great Sage Emperors changed.
A battle was inevitable!