Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain – Chapter 4 – The Floating Slate
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Qin Yu tried to spread his New Cosmos’ Spatial Energy. However, what shocked Qin Yu was that when he spread the New Cosmos’ Spatial Energy to the location where the cyan light originated from, the Spatial Energy was unable to approach it.
It was the first time Qin Yu discovered something that was actually capable of blocking the spread of his New Cosmos’ Spatial Energy.
“Appeared? Uncle Lan, what appeared?” Qin Yu could only ask Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu and smiled. “Qin Yu, were you trying to find the source of that cyan light with your Divine Awareness only to find that your Divine Awareness was unable to approach it?”
Hearing these words, Qin Yu came to understand quite a bit
The place where that cyan light originated from seemed to be able to isolate energies. It did not allow other energies to approach it at all, regardless of whether it were the Spatial Energy or one’s Soul’s Energy.
“That is a floating slate. It could also be described as the… ‘Rules Slate’. Written on the slate are many rules. Those rules are all the ones that we must abide by in the Exalted Celestial Mountain. Only by abiding by the rules might one be able to obtain the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial.” Jiang Lan said with a smile on his face.
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
“Little Yu, come, let’s go and check it out. I am truly curious as to how the rules will be different compared to the rules last time.” Jiang Lan said with a light smile.
Qin Yu held Li’er’s hand. The two of them followed Jiang Lan and began to fly toward the peak of the mountain.
At the peak of the Exalted Celestial Mountain was a hundred meter radius platform. At this moment, more than thirty Godking were all gathered in this small region. Practically all of the Godkings had their heads raised as they looked at the floating slate above the platform.
“A floating slate.”
Qin Yu, Jiang Li and Jiang Lan had also flown to the platform. Qin Yu’s gaze was fixed upon that floating slate. It was completely black in color. There were words written on the surface of the slate. Each of the letters was carved three inches into the slate.
Furthermore, they were all radiating a faint golden light
The material of this slate was very special. Regardless of what sort of energy it was, they were all unable to touch it. Everyone present could only read what was written on it with their eyes.
“1. The Relief Sculpture Tunnel is the only entrance and exit to the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
- Damaging any of the relief sculpture within the Relief Sculpture Tunnel is a capital offense.
- The method of becoming an Exalted Celestial is… either obtain an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure or comprehending the Temporal Laws. This Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure ought to be the new Exalted Celestial’s weapon.
- The Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure is located in the center of the Exalted Celestial Mountain’s Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron.
- The Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron cannot be destroyed. Every ten years or so, a portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure would fly out of the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron. A single Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure is separated into three portions. From beginning to the end, it would take about thirty years.
- Each of the three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure possesses a portion of the Temporal Laws. If a genius Godking is somehow capable of comprehending the Temporal Laws through only a single portion or two portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, then that person shall become the New Exalted Celestial. At the same time, the other portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure would automatically fly into that person’s hands.
- If one is unable to completely comprehend the Temporal Laws through the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure’s portions, then… whoever ends up obtaining all three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure would become the New Exalted Celestial.”
These seven rules had caused Qin Yu’s heart to jump.
“These seven rules, they’re truly…” Qin Yu was able to guess the purpose of the person who made these rules. “Battle, fight to the death, furthermore, he even purposely split a completed Exalted Celestial Spiritual Treasure into three portions in order to make the battle even more intense.” Qin Yu gasped in his heart.
The rules were clear.
If one wished to become an Exalted Celestial, then one would need to obtain all three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
If one were able to completely comprehend the Temporal Laws through only a single portion or two, then that person would also be the new Exalted Celestial. However, completely comprehending the Temporal Laws was extremely difficult.
From Qin Yu’s point of view… it was likely that only the first method would allow one the success of becoming an Exalted Celestial.
That was, by obtaining all three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
There was a possibility of success through this method. Merely, one could imagine how intense and bitter the battle would be. To obtain a single portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure would already cause others to lust after it. To obtain all three portions… one would be fighting against all of the Godkings in the Divine Realm.
“Brother Yu, these rules, they’re truly…” Jiang Li also shook her head.
Jiang Lan smiled and said. “Li’er, there’s no need to gasp. The birth of a new Exalted Celestial will bring with it the deaths of many Godkings. This is something that’s extremely normal. There are currently a lot of Godkings here. However, who knows whether half of them will still be alive by the time the new Exalted Celestial emerges.”
Jiang Lan’s voice was not loud. However, practically all of the other Godkings in the surrounding hundred meter range had heard him.
“Half of the Godkings surviving? It would already be pretty good if half of the Godkings managed to survive. Life and death will be dependent upon each person’s own ambition. If one’s ambition is too great, then one’s life might end.” An aged voice sounded from beside them. A black haired black bearded old man was speaking. “Jiang Lan, do you still remember the Nine Secluded Godking who possessed strength comparable to the Asura Godking? Back then, the Nine Secluded Godking blocked the entrance of the Floating Void Tunnel and was able to hold up against ten thousand enemies by himself. Oh how grandeur that was. However, in the end, didn’t he also end up being killed by the joint attack of other Godkings?”
“Nine Secluded Godking…” Jiang Lan seemed to have also recalled what happened back then. He nodded his head.
The Godkings that survived from the last Exalted Celestial Mountain had begun to chat. As for the other Godkings, they were carefully listening to what was being said in hopes of gaining experience.
“Blocked the entrance of the Floating Void Tunnel?” When Qin Yu heard about what the black haired old man said, he had an idea in his heart.
The surroundings of this Exalted Celestial Mountain were covered by a red membrane. This red membrane was called the Godking’s Cage by the Asura Godking and them. From this, one could conclude that it would be impossible to break through this red membrane.
Furthermore, Qin Yu was able to sense the dangerous aura that was being emitted by the red membrane.
“The most important matter is that among the seven rules written on the floating slate, there was one that stated that entering and exiting the Exalted Celestial Mountain can only be done through the Relief Sculpture Tunnel.”
Qin Yu understood in his heart that although those seven rules were called rules, they were actually seven pieces of information.
Those were seven pieces of information that told everyone how to become an Exalted Celestial and gave those Godkings that had not experienced the previous Exalted Celestial Mountain to have an idea.
“Of the seven pieces of information, the second one is extremely peculiar.” When thinking of that second piece of information, Qin Yu was surprised.
‘Damaging any of the relief sculpture within the Relief Sculpture Tunnel is a capital offense.’ Toward this piece of information, Qin Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Although the final relief sculpture had stunned Qin Yu’s heart.
However, the number of relief sculptures within the Relief Sculpture Tunnel was truly too great. Especially the relief sculptures at the beginning. In terms of the artistic talent, it was likely that any Deity would be able to create much better relief sculptures. Such ‘crappy’ relief sculptures, yet if the Godkings were to damage a single one of them, they would be committing capital offense. The lives of Godkings were truly of little value before the person who had written those rules.
While chatting, the Godkings began to consciously group up in groups of two or three, and formed many small groups. On the eve of the battle to contest the three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, all of the Godkings were able to anticipate how bitter of a battle it would be. For the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, it was likely that the majority of the Godkings would all coldly slaughter the others.
Before the opportunity to become an Exalted Celestial, they were all jokes. No one would care about their faces. Everyone was putting their lives on the line. They all knew that only a single person would be able to become an Exalted Celestial but, for that single opportunity to become the person, they were all willing to risk their lives.
Suddenly, the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain began to violently tremble. The Godkings at the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain had all flown to the sky. The Exalted Celestial Mountain began to tremble even more intensely.
A crack appeared on the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
In a flash, the crack turned into a wide gap. The wide gap that appeared at the summit of the Exalted Celestial Mountain actually started to cause the Exalted Celestial Mountain to split from the top to the bottom. It continued to split apart. When the split finally reached a length of several hundred thousand miles, the Exalted Celestial Mountain finally stopped trembling.
Tranquility was resumed.
However, the appearance of the Exalted Celestial Mountain had been greatly changed. The single summit had now turned into two peaks. At a single glance, it seemed that there were two mountains. Merely, the two mountains were separated at the top but at the bottom they were still connected. As for that floating slate, it was currently floating between the two mountain peaks.
In the depths of the ravine between the two mountain peaks was a faint movement.
“Hff!” “Hff!” “Hff!” …
One by one, Godkings appeared within this ravine. All of the Godkings had discovered the peculiarity of this location…
The surface of the ravine that was faintly shaking began to cave in. Soon, an enormous cauldron slowly appeared. This cauldron was extremely simple and unadorned. On each of the four sides of this cauldron was a different encarved totem. Those totems were all exotic spiritual beasts that Qin Yu had never seen before.
“It’s the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron!” The Asura Godking said with a light smile on his face.
During the descend of the Exalted Celestial Mountain last time around, the Asura Godking and them had already seen the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron before. Thus, they were able to easily recognize it. As for the various other Godkings who had never seen the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron before, after hearing what the Asura Godking said, they began to turn their gazes towards the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron.
The Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure was separated into three. As for those three portions, they were all going to be flying out from this Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron in succession!
“This Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron.” Qin Yu tried to use his New Cosmos’ Spatial Energy to approach the Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron. However, this Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron possessed a similar energy to the Floating Slab. It caused Qin Yu’s Spatial Energy to be unable to touch it at all.
Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron, an Origin Cauldron that could produce an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.
Seeing this cauldron, Qin Yu gasped with admiration in his heart.
“This sort of crafting ability is no longer at the same level as the primitive crafting method that I use.” Qin Yu gasped in his heart. Without being able to carefully research this Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron, Qin Yu was unable to comprehend why this Spiritual Treasure Origin Cauldron was capable of creating Spiritual Treasures and Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure on top of that.
“A portion will fly out every ten years. Furthermore, it’s separated into three different portions.” Jiang Li was shaking her head.
“Li’er, to be exact, a portion will fly out in around ten years time and not exactly ten years.” Jiang Lan said. “It is precisely because of the fact that it’s around ten years and not exactly ten years, that all of the Godkings won’t dare to be distracted in the slightest. Otherwise, they would end up regretting if the portion of Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure were to fly out and be snatched by someone else.”
“Although the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure is separated into three, once one obtains a single portion and becomes its master through dripping blood on it, the might displayed by each portion is comparable to that of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Furthermore, each portion contains a portion of the Temporal Laws.”
Qin Yu nodded in his heart.
The attractiveness of any single portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure was extremely great to the Godkings.
“Brother Yu, let’s return.” Jiang Li suddenly said to Qin Yu.
Seeing Jiang Li’s expression, Qin Yu smiled and said. “We’ve only been here for a short moment, why are you in a rush to leave?”
Jiang Li shook her head and said. “I merely feel that the surrounding atmosphere has turned heavy. Many of the Godkings are on guard against the others so that they would not be sneak attacked.” Jiang Li was frowning.
Qin Yu smiled.
That was indeed the case. Although all of those Godkings were now on guard, none of them dared to create troubles for Qin Yu.
Qin Yu suddenly glanced at Jiang Fan in the distant. Ever since the arrival of Qin Yu, that Jiang Fan had been in the corner with Zhou Huo. He did not bother to approach Qin Yu at all, nor had he tried to greet him.
“Li’er, let’s return.” Qin Yu nodded and said.
“Uncle Lan.” Qin Yu turned around and looked at Jiang Lan. “Li’er and I have already discussed this. After we finished establishing the Fog City, we planned to prepare for the birth of our child. Through the use of time acceleration… our child will definitely be born within a year. Uncle Lan, how about you all return to the Fog City first. It wouldn’t be too late for you all to return to contest for this portion of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure after the birth of our child.”
“Li’er’s ready to give birth?” Jiang Lan’s eyes immediately started shining. “Although it’s said to be around ten years, it’s generally only seven or eight years. At that time, I reckon your child would be able to climb mountains and swim in the sea.”
In Jiang Lan’s eyes, the child between Qin Yu and Jiang Li was more important than the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.”
“I’ll also return.” Yi Feng said.
When Zuo Qiumei died, her two drops of Soul Tears of Life had selected Qin Yu and Jiang Li. Now that their child was about to be born, how could Yi Feng possibly not be present?
Soon after, Qin Yu, Jiang Li, Jiang Lan, Yi Feng and even the silent Zuo Qiulin all set off to return. The five of them left the Exalted Celestial Mountain and returned to the Fog City.
In that ravine within the Exalted Celestial Mountain, Jiang Fan took a glance at Qin Yu and them. He still had an indifferent expression on his face.
The rapid emergence of Qin Yu, furthermore, Qin Yu had displayed strength more astonishing than the last, every single time. It goes without saying that Jiang Fan was shocked deeply. In the hearts of many Godkings, Jiang Fan had become a laughing stock.
Merely, toward this, Jiang Fan had been keeping his silence the entire time.
“Exalted Celestial! Of the three portions of the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, one of them is definitely going to be mine. I am definitely going to become an Exalted Celestial this time around.” Jiang Fan possessed a boundless longing for the status of Exalted Celestial.
And his greatest trump card was the fact that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial would help him.
After seeing Qin Yu and them leave, Jiang Fan closed his eyes. He began to sit cross-legged at the corner of the ravine. Time continued to flow like this…