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Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 44 – Disturbance
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace was completely engulfed by a frightening silence. Everyone felt a burst of oppression in their hearts. At the same time, they also felt an unprecedented shock.
The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up. He tried his best to make his expression appear normal. "Qin Yu, you said earlier that your Gauze Feather Blade is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?"
"Precisely." Qin Yu said in a clear voice.
At this moment, the thirteen G.o.dkings above no longer bothered care about who it was that bestowed the Gauze Feather Blade. What they were paying attention to was… the fact that the Gauze Feather Blade was a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!
In the entire Divine Realm, there existed only about ten or so first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
However, what about the number of G.o.dkings? There were over thirty G.o.dkings in the Divine Realm. Practically every single power possessed three or four G.o.dkings.
In the entire Divine Realm, only the Eight Great Sage Emperors, the Asura G.o.dking and a hidden G.o.dking possessed first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. There might also be some first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures that were not known to public. But even if there were, it would at the very most be one or two items.
Over twenty G.o.dkings did not possess a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
Thus, one could clearly imagine how much of an appeal the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were to G.o.dkings!
Blood Demon Queen, Yu Cha, said with a light laughter. "Qin Yu, is it truly worth to present a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for the daughter of the Utmost North Sage Emperor? Furthermore, this is merely the compet.i.tion for the first chosen candidate spot. Even if you present this first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, the person who would end up marrying Jiang Li in the end might still not be you. Qin Yu, it's best for you to carefully consider this."
"Blood Demon Queen, what sort of words are those?" Jiang Fan frowned and said.
Jiang Xing who sat on the side also humped.
The Blood Demon Queen covered her mouth and said with a laughter. "What sort of words did you all think I was speaking? Who among us doesn't know about the preciousness of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?"
The Blood Demon Queen Yu Cha looked at Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, wasn't your purpose in marrying that Jiang Li to become a G.o.dking? It's simple. Just bestow that first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to me. If you do, you shall be my husband. If the two of us were to dual train, wouldn't the effect be even better?"
Qin Yu was stunned.
The Blood Demon Queen was indeed a very alluring woman. According to Qin Yu's knowledge, this Blood Demon Queen had never married anyone before.
The Northwest Sage Emperor Zhou Huo frowned and said. "Blood Demon Queen, are you joking here?"
"What jokes? I am extremely serious." The Blood Demon Queen laughed softly. She then looked to Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, what do you think of my proposal?"
Qin Yu laughed dryly twice.
"Blood Demon Queen, I want to marry Li'er not because I want to become a G.o.dking. Rather, I truly love Li'er… As for the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, for Li'er, how could I possibly not be willing to let go of it?" Said Qin Yu in a clear voice in the middle of the palace hall.
Right after Qin Yu's voice landed, a loud shout was suddenly heard…
The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up. He had a moved expression on his face. "Qin Yu, what you had said was great. With those words that you said, if you are to be able to marry my daughter, then it would also be her blessing. Haha…"
At this moment, Jiang Fan was extremely spirited.
However, as for the other G.o.dkings on the scene, they were mostly smiling on the outside. As to what they were actually thinking, this was hard to tell. After all, the Eight Sage Emperors of the Eight Great Sacred Lands each possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. This was a sort of equilibrium.
And now, the Utmost North Sage Emperor's side would obtain two first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. The equilibrium had been broken!
"Please wait a moment."
Zhou Xian who stood beside Qin Yu suddenly spoke out in a clear voice. Everyone present looked toward Zhou Xian. Qin Yu also looked at Zhou Xian. He had a light smile on his face. However, he was thinking in his heart. "What does this Zhou Xian want to say?"
"Zhou Xian, is there something that you want to say?" Jiang Fan slightly frowned.
Zhou Xian nodded and said. "Uncle, if this 'Gauze Feather Blade' of Qin Yu's is truly a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, then it would be fine. However, if it isn't…"
"Isn't?" Jiang Fan frowned.
"It is impossible for one to determine the quality of a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure with merely one's eyes. Just because Qin Yu said that it is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, does that mean that it is necessarily a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?" Zhou Xian was not willing to admit his defeat so easily.
Zhou Xian looked at Qin Yu. With anger in his heart, he said. "I do not believe that Qin Yu would be able to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure so easily."
Jiang Fan's wife Chunyu Rou also also slightly nodded and said. "That's right. Before all the judges, we must first verify that this 'Gauze Feather Blade' is really a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure as Qin Yu said."
[TL: I forgot to mention, but Chunyu Rou is, according to the fact that Zhou Xian called Jiang Fan (Uncle/mother's sister's husband), and Li'er, Zhou Xian's aunt/mom's sister.]
Jiang Fan also nodded. He then looked at Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, do you mind if we inspect it?"
"Of course you can."
Qin Yu smiled as he looked at Jiang Fan. "As Your Majesty Utmost North Sage Emperor is the person presiding over this groom search, I would have to request Your Majesty Utmost Sage Emperor determine whether this Gauze Feather Blade is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure."
Qin Yu took off the blood binding from the Gauze Feather Blade.
With an intention, the Gauze Feather Blade in his hand flew to over to the platform above. The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan waved his hand and received the Gauze Feather Blade.
"Everyone, I shall inspect it personally. I believe everyone shouldn't have an objection to it?" Jiang Fan looked to everyone.
Everyone was smiling to express that they had no objections. Other than Jiang Fan, who else here was more qualified to inspect the Gauze Feather Blade?
Jiang Fan smiled. He then dripped a drop of blood on the Gauze Feather Blade. Right after the blood sunk into the Gauze Feather Blade, Jiang Fan displayed a startled expression. After that, his expression turned to one of ecstasy. He looked to Qin Yu and said. "It truly is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. It truly is."
After hearing what Jiang Fan had said, the atmosphere of the palace hall had immediately changed.
Jiang Fan laughed and said. "Qin Yu's gift is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The first chosen candidate spot shall be Qin Yu's. I believe no one would have any objection to that?"
"No objection." The Southwest Sage Emperor and everyone else all lightly shook their heads and said.
Zhou Xian also displayed a disappointed expression in his eyes. Having reached this point, he was at a loss as to what else he could do. Qin Yu displayed a smile on his face.
"In that case, I shall declare…" The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan said while smiling.
"Wait." The Utmost North Sage Emperor's wife, Chunyu Rou, suddenly said.
[Robin: This b$tch…..]
Jiang Fan looked to the voice and saw that it was his wife. He frowned and said. "My wife, what matter do you have now?" That Chunyu Rou smiled and said. "Your Majesty, I remembered that the gift… must be something bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. Isn't that right?"
"That's right." Jiang Fan nodded and said. "This Gauze Feather Blade that Qin Yu presented was bestowed to him by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. It is in agreement with the prerequisite. What's wrong?"
Chunyu Rou said indifferently. "Bestowed by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Is the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial someone one could meet so easily? Although Qin Yu said that this weapon was bestowed to him by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, is there anyone to testify for him?"
Chunyu Rou looked at Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, do you have a method to testify that this weapon was bestowed to you by the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? In other words… do you have the means to proof that you have encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?"
[TL: B$tch stfu, yo husband obtained a first-rate grandmist spiritual treasure ffs. Truly an idiot. You know fully well that even if it weren't, them G.o.dkings wouldn't care!]
Qin Yu was stunned.
"Proof? Me? Proof?" Qin Yu's mind was instantly thrown into chaos.
Seeing that Qin Yu was standing there in a stunned and speechless state, Chunyu Rou lightly smiled and said. "Everyone. Although this Gauze Feather Blade is indeed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, our rules say that the gift must be bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. Yet Qin Yu, we do not even know if he truly encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial."
The entire palace hall had immediately burst into a fit of 'buzz' sound. Everyone started discussing with one another.
Qin Yu started to frown.
Indeed, he had no method of proving that he had encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial!
It was so much that… it was he himself who determined that those three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were related to the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
At this moment, that Zhou Xian had also grown excited. In a clear voice, he said. "Dear aunt, it is precisely as you said. When we were on the Mountain Sea Palace, not a single one of us seventeen candidates heard that Qin Yu had encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial."
Zhou Xian's eyes shined. He said. "It is true that this Gauze Feather Blade is a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. However, according to what I know, Qin Yu is the new master of the Bewitching G.o.d Temple. Everyone here also knows that the previous master of the Bewitching G.o.d Temple was the Craftsman G.o.d Chehou Yuan. The Craftsman G.o.d Chehou Yuan possessed the ability to craft first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. That too was something that everyone knew. I suspect… that this Gauze Feather Blade was simply not something that the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial bestowed to Qin Yu but instead something that the Craftsman G.o.d Chehou Yuan had crafted."
At this moment, Zhou Xian's imposingness had completely returned.
The thirteen G.o.dkings on the stage above had also grown silent.
"Isn't it just the Utmost North Sage Empror's daughter? Just for marrying the Utmost North Sage Emperor's daughter, would Qin Yu, a grand and majestic grandmaster artifact craftsman, use a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to cheat? Is that possible? The value of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, is there anyone among us that doesn't know of that?" The Asura G.o.dking coldly humphed.
The Asura G.o.dking looked at Zhou Xian below who was in a state of excitement and said to him coldly. "Zhou Xian, let me ask you. If you possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, would you be willing to use that to exchange for Jiang Li?"
"Are you willing to part with the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?"
Zhou Xian opened his mouth and was about to reply.
The Asura G.o.dking's gaze had turned cold. "Before me, you'd best not lie!"
Zhou Xian opened his mouth but did not manage to say a single word.
The Asura G.o.dking looked to everyone. He lightly laughed. "If Qin Yu wanted to cheat, would he use a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to cheat? Chunyu Rou, your way of thinking is truly too childish."
On the palace hall, the Asura G.o.dking directly berated Chunyu Rou.
"My wife, you go to the side and don't say anything." Jiang Fan shouted in a low voice. Chunyu Rou could only squeeze out a smile. She went to the side and no longer bothered to say anything.
[Robin: YES! :D]
The number one G.o.dking of the Divine Realm. Furthermore, he possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. With his strength, so what if he berated a Sage Emperor's empress?
"Brother Jiang, this matter is your family's matter. Earlier, I only said those words because I found the words that your wife said to be laughable. Well then, I also don't have much to say. This matter shall be something that you should decide on your own Brother Jiang." The Asura G.o.dking slightly smiled and then no longer say anything.
Whether it was Chunyu Rou or Zhou Xian, the two of them had both turned quiet.
Actually, everyone present knew of the preciousness of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Had it been Zhou Xian or anyone else, they reckoned that they would likely not be willing to take it out.
Would someone use a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure to deceive another?
If there truly was such a person.
Then that person would be a fool!
Jiang Fan actually had a thought in his heart: "Even if this Qin Yu were truly lying, I would also be willing to be deceived by him!" To obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, that was the true profit.
At this moment, Zhou Hou who sat on the side suddenly said with a light laughter. "What the Asura G.o.dking said was very reasonable. However, no matter what you say, we still cannot absolutely guarantee that Qin Yu's Gauze Feather Blade was from the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial. If… if Qin Yu was truly lying? Then could we still consider this groom search to be impartial?"
Once those words were said, the entire palace hall's atmosphere had turned awkward.
Zhou Huo, one of the Eight Great Sage Emperors. Although in terms of strength, he might be inferior to the Asura G.o.dking, he was not that much inferior. What was most important was… Zhou Huo's father was the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial!
Qin Yu looked at the thirteen G.o.dkings that sat above.
The situation had turned extremely complicated. The groom search must be fair and impartial. However, no one could be certain if Qin Yu had truly encountered the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
"G.o.dkings." Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. "I truly do not have any witness to this matter. How about this… G.o.dkings, if you believe in me, Qin Yu, then you will support me. If you do not believe me, then you will support Zhou Xian. We will then see who possesses more supporters?"
"If I win, then this first chosen candidate spot will be mine. If I lose, then the first chosen candidate spot will be Zhou Xian's and I will temporary leave with the Gauze Feather Blade."
Qin Yu looked to the thirteen G.o.dkings on the stage above.
Jiang Fan also frowned and pondered for a moment. However, he was unable to think of a perfect method.
"Good, then the G.o.dkings shall judge. Who exactly shall this chosen candidate spot belong to?" Jiang Fan looked to the various G.o.dkings. He had no choice but to announce that.
The Blood Demon Queen lightly laughed. "I shall be the first. In order to not have this Gauze Feather Blade land on the hands of the Utmost North Sage Emperor, I support… Zhou Xian." The Blood Demon Queen said with beaming smiles. "Qin Yu, that proposal of mine is valid at all times."
Qin Yu could only squeeze out a smile.
"Thank you Senior Blood Demon Queen." Zhou Xian said respectfully.
The next person, the Utmost West Sage Emperor stood up. However, when the Utmost West Sage Emperor wanted to say something, his expression suddenly changed. He then sat back down.
Not only the Utmost West Sage Emperor, all thirteen G.o.dkings on the scene had their complexions change.
"The matter has already become clear. I declare… the first chosen candidate spot belongs to Qin Yu!" Jiang Fan suddenly said in a clear voice.
Qin Yu, Zhou Xian and all the various other people down below were startled.
Zhou Xian immediately said. "Uncle, this judging had just begun. Why did you…"
"Speak no more." Jiang Fan lightly laughed. "Just now, the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial sent a voice transmission to all of the G.o.dkings present. This Gauze Feather Blade was indeed something that he had bestowed to Qin Yu. The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial had personally acknowledged it, could it be any falsity to that?"
That Zhou Xian immediately turned to his father Zhou Huo with a slightly disappointed gaze.
Zhou Huo also slightly nodded to Zhou Xian. "It is indeed something the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial gifted."
Zhou Xian immediately grew silent.
Qin Yu's heart had also grown confused. "The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial has acknowledged it? It seems that those three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are indeed related to him. Merely, is the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial the silver haired silver eyed youth or that silver haired silver eyed youth's master?"
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 G.o.d 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 G.o.dkings 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 G.o.dkings 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 antic.i.p.ate.
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 endors.e.m.e.nt of the G.o.dkings 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 G.o.dkings 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 G.o.dkings 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 s.p.a.ce 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 quant.i.ty 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 quant.i.ty 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 G.o.d Temple?"
Qin Yu smiled. "The Bewitching G.o.d 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 s.p.a.ce 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.