Upon seeing Qin Yu, Wen Feng and Liu Lan’s shocked and excited expressions, as well as their blazing passionate gazes, the Guard Elder started smiling satisfiedly.
He loved seeing the peak experts of the Gold Punishment Sect act like that in front of him.
During the period of time that he had held the position of the Guard Elder, he had already told about this secret three times. Every single time he saw those experts of extremely high status hearing about this secret, losing their self control, he would always feel a sense of satisfaction.
“Truly, truly powerful.” Liu Lan was excited from the bottom of his heart.
He had long since thought the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl to be extremely powerful. However, he had never anticipated for it to be that powerful. No wonder no one dared to become enemies with the Gold Punishment Lord. No wonder not a single Gold Punishment Lord had failed the Divine Tribulation.
“I must definitely obtain it, definitely obtain it!” Liu Lan clenched his fist. He was so excited that his fists were slightly shivering. Never had he longed for something so much like he did now.
Wen Feng also longed for the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl.
However, upon seeing Qin Yu and Liu Lan beside him, he understood very well that he was no match for either Qin Yu or Liu Lan.
“Liu Xing’s expression has also changed. It would appear that he also longs for the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl greatly.” Wen Feng sighed in his heart.
Regardless of whether it was Wen Feng, Liu Lan or that Guard Elder, none of them knew that… Qin Yu was not excited because of how exceptional the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl was. The reason for his excitement was…. the Bewitching God Temple!
As long as he assimilates the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl, Qin Yu would possess sufficient power to open the entrance of the Artifacts Palace. This also meant that he would be able to obtain the entire Bewitching God Temple!
“The Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl is mine.” Qin Yu’s eyes suddenly burst forth a sharp ray.
This was the first time since Qin Yu came to the Dark Star Realm that he desired for something so greatly. He glanced at Liu Lan beside him. Seeing Liu Lan’s ice-cold gaze, Qin Yu merely indifferently smiled in his heart.
If he wanted to obtain the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl, would anyone be capable of preventing that?
“I presume the three of you have all come to realize the preciousness of the Inherited Treasure ‘Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl.’ And now, all three of you are qualified to obtain the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl and become the next Gold Punishment Lord. If you wish to obtain the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl, then you should prepare yourselves. After His Majesty finishes his Divine Tribulation, the three of you shall have a competition among yourselves. The winner shall become the new Gold Punishment Lord.” Said the Guard Elder with a smile.
Vice Sect Master Liu Lan was the first to stand up. He smiled confidently and said. “I am definitely going to be the next Gold Punishment Lord. Consecrated Liu Xing and Great Squadron Captain Wen Feng’s strength are much inferior than mine.”
“It seemed that you’re very confident?” Wen Feng frowned and said sarcastically.
“Could it be that you also wish to compete with me?” Vice Sect Master Liu Lan instead asked with a cold expression. “You’d best not forget that if you were to accidentally lose your life in the competition, you cannot blame me for that.”
Threatening. Undisguised threats.
Wen Feng smiled indifferently. “Compete? I do not possess any greed for the Gold Punishment Lord’s position. So why would there be a need for me to compete with you? However, seeing how arrogant you are, I merely feel pity for you. Could it be that you believe that you’re truly capable of becoming the next Gold Punishment Lord?”
Liu Lan slightly raised his chin in confidence. With a cold tone, he said. “Other than me, who else would be qualified to become the next Gold Punishment Lord? Could it be that the two of you, mere fifteen star Emperors, wish to compete against me?”
“You believed yourself to be infallible.”
A cold voice sounded. At the same time, a violent aura came crushing down on Liu Lan’s body. Liu Lan felt that his breathing had become very hard. The pressure was so great that even his chest was starting to feel painful.
Liu Lan looked to the direction from which the aura came from. It was Qin Yu who was looking at him coldly.
“Liu Lan, could it be that you thought that one’s strength would definitely be fifteen star Emperor level if he was granted a fifteen star title plate?” Said Qin Yu coldly.
“You’ve been hiding your strength?” Vice Sect Master Liu Lan opened his eyes widely.
Qin Yu laughed coldly. He then said to Wen Feng. “Brother Wen Feng, let’s go.” Wen Feng was also happy to see Vice Sect Master Liu Lan receiving a blow. Immediately, he happily followed Qin Yu and left together with him.
Vice Sect Master Liu Lan looked at the backs of Qin Yu and Wen Feng as they left. His eyes were emitting a malicious light. He humped in his heart. “Hiding his strength? No matter how much he hides his strength, how powerful could he be? His aura is powerful, but that does not necessarily mean that his strength is also powerful. You two want to seize the position of the Gold Punishment Lord from me? In your dreams!”
Afterwards, Vice Sect Master Liu Lan also departed from the Inherited Palace.
Only the Guard Elder who sat cross-legged remained in the Inherited Palace. Seeing the three of them leaving in succession, the Guard Elder had a smile on his face. “Oh, not bad, it would appear that the battle this time around might be even more intense. That Liu Xing, he possesses unfathomable depths.”
Qin Yu, Wen Feng and Liu Lan, ever since they met the Guard Elder and learned the secret, they had started to quietly remain in their own residences. Only occasionally would they chat with some friends. They were all waiting for that certain day… the day several months from now, the day of the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan’s Divine Tribulation.
On the Gold Punishment Star, more and more experts arrived.
As the time passed, the number of Emperor level experts that had arrived on the Gold Punishment Star had reached a frightening number of three thousand!
These Emperor level experts came from all three of the great sects. The majority of these experts had stopped their training on the Dark Stars and came here in order to see the Gold Punishment Lord’s Divine Tribulation.
Although the Three Great Sovereigns would not possess any dangers as they undergo the Divine Tribulation, the chance of success of other ordinary people of the Dark Star Realm was a bit lower. These Emperor level experts naturally wanted to see others’ Divine Tribulations so that they could accumulate some experience to allow them to prepare for their future Divine Tribulation.
Qin Yu lived in the same palace as Wen Feng.
However, the two of them were usually training. Only occasionally would the two of them be together. In these days, there had also been a large number of Emperor level experts from the Gold Punishment Sect that had come to pay a visit to the two of them.
Qin Yu and Wen Feng sat on either side of a long table. Placed on top of this long table were more than a dozen fine dishes. Regarding the dishes which were distinctive to the Dark Star Realm, Qin Yu was very fond of them.
To cultivators, eating and drinking were only pleasures to relax themselves in the bitter path of cultivation.
“Brother Wen Feng, I had never imagined that the Sacred Mountain would actually be bustling with noise and excitement like this.” Said Qin Yu while smiling after he drank a cup of wine.
Wen Feng nodded, smiled and said. “In the past, there were at the very most several tens of Emperor level experts on the Sacred Mountain. However, there are actually more than a thousand Emperor level experts on the Sacred Mountain now. Furthermore, in the entire city, there are over three thousand Emperor level experts.”
The Emperor level experts on the Sacred Mountain were almost all from the Gold Punishment Sect. As for the Emperor level experts from the Black Flame Sect and the White Profound Sect, they mostly lived in the city. Only a couple that possessed a high status were able to come to the Sacred Mountain.
Right when Qin Yu and Wen Feng were talking to an excited point, a guard walked in.
“Lord Wen Feng, Lord Liu Xing, there are nine Emperor level experts outside wanting to pay Your Lordships a visit.” Said that guard respectfully.
Qin Yu and Wen Feng looked at each other. They both smiled bitterly.
“Wen Feng, this should be the second group of people coming to visit us today, right?” Qin Yu smiled and said.
“In these past several tens of days, almost every day there would be a group or two coming to pay us a visit.” Wen Feng also smiled helplessly.
Qin Yu and Wen Feng, one was the Captain of the Enforcers and the other was the sole Consecrated. Their status were equal to that of the Vice Sect Master. Furthermore, they are also two of the three candidates qualified to become the successor of the Gold Punishment Lord. It was also natural for there to be a large amount of people coming to pay them a visit.
“Let them in.” Said Wen Feng.
“Yes.” That guard immediately withdrew himself.
Qin Yu and Wen Feng both knew that it was hard for those people to come over to pay them a visit. If they were to refuse them, then it’d be too unreasonable.
As wave upon wave of visitation continued to come, Qin Yu had finally reached the end of his patience. He directly declared that he would be training in seclusion all the way till the date of the Divine Tribulation before he would come back out.
Actually, at this moment, it was only about a month away from the day of the Gold Punishment Lord’s Divine Tribulation.
However, the closer to the date it becomes, the more people there were that came to pay their visit to Qin Yu and Wen Feng. A day after Qin Yu entered ‘seclusion training,’ Wen Feng was also forced to enter ‘seclusion training.’ The two of them could only use the method of entering seclusion training to politely refuse the visitors.
Inside the room, the sun was shining through.
Qin Yu was sitting cross-legged on top of his bed without moving. His eyes were closed.
And in an instant, Qin Yu disappeared.
At the same moment, on a grass meadow of the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, Qin Yu had suddenly appeared. He was still sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed. Qin Yu planned to train for thirty days. And in the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, that was about three thousand days worth of time for him to train.
In Qin Yu’s mind, he was able to sense that his Golden Soul Pellet was faintly radiating a seven colored radiance. As for Qin Yu’s awareness, he was using it to unceasingly comprehend the spatial comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei.
Break down, analyze, summarize, fusion, linking…
Qin Yu’s awareness was unceasingly doing this process to each and every comprehension. In such a process, Qin Yu had forgotten about time, forgotten about everything. Time passed by. Qin Yu was excited for every trace of comprehension that he managed to comprehend.
That sort of feeling was very fantastic.
Following his research, the secrets of the mysterious cosmic space became less and less. Qin Yu learned more and more about the nature of the cosmos. As this sort of research continued, Qin Yu even started to become aware… that if he were to continue on like this, then there would be a day that he’ll manage to finish researching and comprehending the entire cosmic space and then completely controlling it.
Qin Yu believed that at that time, he would’ve be able to control the spatial laws.
And right when he was training like this…
All of a sudden, a fantastic sensation suddenly entered into Qin Yu’s soul awareness. Qin Yu’s training stopped completely. And at this moment, Qin Yu came to a complete realization.
“Divine Tribulation? My Divine Tribulation is truly early.” Qin Yu opened his eyes. A smile appeared on his face.
Qin Yu was already prepared for his own Divine Tribulation. He had anticipated that his Divine Tribulation would arrive within several hundred years. And earlier, when he was training, he managed to clearly sense that… his Divine Tribulation would arrive after a hundred and eight years.”
“It’s a lot sooner than I expected.” Thought Qin Yu in his heart.
After a hundred and eight years, Qin Yu would undergo the Divine Tribulation. Not long after passing the Divine Tribulation, Qin Yu would ascend to the Divine Realm. Qin Yu knew very well that once one passes the Divine Tribulation, they would usually ascend to the Divine Realm within a year’s time. The time that he has was very short.
“A hundred and eight years, it is sufficient for me to do a lot of things.” Qin Yu talked out loud. “Soon, the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan would undergo the Divine Tribulation. Afterwards, when I have obtained the position of the next Gold Punishment Lord and assimilated with the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl, I shall go to the Bewitching God Temple and open the Artifacts Palace…”
A succession of plans had instantly appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.
Divine Realm. In Qin Yu’s heart, it was not merely a higher level world. What was more important was that… the Divine Realm was his true battlefield, the ultimate battlefield of his years of struggle.
In the Divine Realm, he must defeat all of his love rivals.
“Uncle Lan, Granny Yin Hua, their astonishing strength. Evidently, the clan that Li’er belongs to is a very exceptional clan in the Divine Realm. In order to beat numerous other experts, in order to eliminate the obstruction from numerous other powers, I can only accomplish that by becoming even more powerful and possessing even more skills.”
Qin Yu’s pupils slightly shrank.
The number one artifacts craftsman of the Divine Realm… “Craftsman God’ Chehou Yuan’s Artifacts Forging Mastery, Qin Yu was determined to obtain it. Qin Yu understood very well that the status of the number one artifacts craftsman would be in a world of supreme experts!
“Bewitching God Temple, I must definitely obtain it. And before that, I must obtain the Gold Punishment Spiritual Pearl.” Thought Qin Yu in his heart.
Immediately after, Qin Yu closed his eyes again.
“I must seize the moment and continue on training. There is still a period of time before the date of the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan’s Divine Tribulation.” Qin Yu’s awareness once again completely immersed itself into the spatial comprehension left behind by Zuo Qiumei.
Break down, analyze…
The time was passing without Qin Yu feeling it. In the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, the time here was a hundredfold that of outside. This had allowed Qin Yu to train and comprehend even better.
At a certain moment…
“Mn?” Qin Yu felt a burst of awareness movement. In an instant, he woke up completely.
Qin Yu, who sat on the meadows opened his eyes, a trace of a smile was on his face. “So three thousand days have passed.” After that, Qin Yu disappeared from the Jiang Lan’s Realm’s second layer space.
At Qin Yu’s level, if he wanted to wake up at a certain time, then even if his awareness was completely immersed in comprehension, he would still be able to instantly wake up at the appointed time.
“Ziya!” [TL: this was supposed to be a creaking sound… of a door]
Qin Yu who had finished his seclusion training finally walked out from his room. Qin Yu raised his head and looked to the sky. He was unable to refrain himself from deeply breathing in a mouthful of fresh cold air.
“There are truly a lot of people here.”
Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness instantly discovered that on the entire Sacred Mountain, there were more than ten thousand people flying about in the sky. It was extremely lively. Tomorrow was the day of the Gold Punishment Lord’s Divine Tribulation. It was also normal for it to be this lively today.
The youth who sat on the stone bench on the courtyard for who knows how long, upon seeing Qin Yu walk out from his room, stood up in a pleasant surprise. “Lord Liu Xing, you’ve finally come out from your seclusion training? His Majesty has ordered me to tell you to go to him after you finish your seclusion training.”
“Tomorrow is the date of His Majesty’s Divine Tribulation, right? Do you know where it is?” Qin Yu asked casually.
That youth immediately said respectfully. “Lord Liu Xing, tomorrow is precisely the date of His Majesty’s Divine Tribulation. The location where His Majesty will undergo the Divine Tribulation has already been announced. It is an uninhabited beautiful planet located not far away from the Gold Punishment Star called the Hundred Flowers Star. And now, there are already thousands upon thousands of experts on the Hundred Flowers Star.”
“Hundred Flowers Star, is it?” Qin Yu smiled and nodded. “Well then, you can leave now. I will immediately rush over to His Majesty’s location.”
“Yes, Lord Liu Xing.” That youth withdrew himself respectfully.