Book 13 Three Brothers - Chapter 13 Storing Power
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip!!
Underneath the Rain Flowers Tree, Xuan Xi was discussing something with Emperor Yu.
"Brother Feng Yu, you ought to still remember about that Qin Yu's Qingyu Immortal Mansion right?" Xuan Xi had an alert expression in her eyes. "Last time, the two of us joined hands but were still unable to harm that Qingyu Immortal Mansion in the slightest."
Hearing Xuan Xi mentioning the 'Qingyu Immortal Mansion,' Emperor Yu's eyelids jumped.
Last time, the twenty eight Immortal Emperors had surrounded outside that 'Qingyu Immortal Mansion' for a whole twenty years. He even joined hands with Xuan Xi and executed their strongest attack. However, they were still unable to break the Qingyu Immortal Mansion's defense. It was also precisely because that they had wasted so much time on it that Qin Yu was able to open the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas's third layer and then send out the Blood Dragon Ao Wuxu.
In a single battle, all the elites underneath Emperor Yu were nearly completely wiped out and his reputation had reached rock bottom.
"Xi'er, that Qingyu Immortal Mansion is extremely strange. At that time, although I was only a level eight Immortal Emperor, but with me joining hands with you and even using the Matchless Great Sword's attack, that even regular Divine Artifacts would not be able to defend against it… This Qingyu Immortal Mansion, I also sometimes suspect that the green speck might be something else?!" Said Emperor Yu slowly.
"Something else?" Said Xuan Xi puzzled. "Could it be that there's Immortal Mansion that could resist our combined attack?"
Emperor Yu thought about for a long time before shaking his head and sighing. "I am also unable to understand. It's just that Qingyu Immortal Mansion's defense was truly too frightening. Even the current me that has reached level nine Immortal Emperor, I'm afraid that even with the two of us joining hands, it would still be very hard for us to break through that Qingyu Immortal Mansion."
Xuan Xi nodded.
The shock that the green speck had given them was still extremely clear in their minds.
"If Qin Yu were to hide in the Qingyu Immortal Mansion, it would indeed be hard for us to kill him." Said Xuan Xi solemnly.
Emperor Yu laughed indifferently. "That's the reason why in our plan to kill Qin Yu this time, I have decided… to kill him in a single strike." As he said till this part, Emperor Yu's gaze turned sharp. "We could only use a single strike. If we were to fail in killing him with a single strike, then we would not have another opportunity to attack him. This single strike must reach the highest power, and it must definitely kill Qin Yu."
Hearing till this part, Xuan Xi smiled.
Their strongest strike, if Qin Yu were to not be hiding in the Qingyu Immortal Mansion, then she does not believe that he's capable of surviving their strike.
"We will definitely succeed this time." Emperor Yu raised his head up and looked toward the snow white Rain Flowers.
Let's move on from the small nameless island where Emperor Yu and his wife were discussing about how to deal with Qin Yu. Qin Yu and Hou Fei had rapidly passed through the territory of the Beast Clan and entered the Dragon Clan's territory.
"Big brother, we had already journeyed for all this time, let's rest for a day in this planet." Said Hou Fei to Qin Yu right after he got out of the Interstellar Conveying Array.
Qin Yu nodded. "We had already traveled for six days straight since we left the Jade Cloud Star, it's true that we should take a nice rest now."
Ordinarily, Qin Yu and Hou Fei would exit from an Interstellar Conveying Array and then stand in line for the next one. Like that, they would transfer between the Interstellar Conveying Arrays. To experience such dry and dull days for six days straight was truly very tiring.
On this planet, Qin Yu and Hou Fei were drinking and eating in a restaurant. They then found a place to stay. The place they decided to stay at was a courtyard manor located behind the restaurant. It could be regarded as peaceful and quiet.
The night of this planet was covered with an endless amount of stars. Qin Yu and Hou Fei were casually sitting on two stone chairs drinking and chatting.
While the two of them were chatting, Hou Fei suddenly grew tense. He opened his eyes wide as he looked at Qin Yu. "Big brother, according to what you said, now that you've reached the Dark Hole's latter stage, won't you have to once again create the later stages?"
Qin Yu raised his head to look at the star-filled sky.
He had created the seventh and eighth stage of the Stellar Transformation. However, what should the later stages of the Black Hole stage be? Qin Yu did not have a clear-cut goal for it at all.
"That's right, I have to continue creating the later stages." Said Qin Yu while sighing.
Hou Fei's expression changed. He looked at Qin Yu with a serious expression and said. "Big brother, what would happen if you failed your creation of the later stages?"
"That's hard to say. If I were to not continue to train and cultivate, then my strength would forever remain at this level. However, if I were to continue to train and cultivate, if my later stages that I created were to be wrong, then perhaps…"
A scene appeared in Qin Yu's mind — the flour paste world at the other side of the Black Hole Channel in his dantian. The two to three meter long space that belonged to him, its energies started to surge violently. His Black Hole collapsed, his soul scattered.
Although this scene was merely an imagination, it was still possible for it to happen.
Even though Qin Yu did not mention what might've happened if he were to fail in the creation of the later stages, Hou Fei was able to deduce what would've happened based on Qin Yu's expression.
"Big brother, if you aren't certain in being able to create the next stage, you must absolutely not break through to the next stage." Hou Fei grabbed Qin Yu's hand. His two quick-witted eyes were staring at Qin Yu. "Big brother, reply to me."
Qin Yu was stumped for words. A burst of emotions came from his heart.
Suddenly, Qin Yu laughed. "Okay. Fei Fei, you can rest assured. I would not be reckless. I would also not randomly create the next stage unless I have certainty. Furthermore… there's a lot of different branches available for the next stage. I have some ideas in my mind but I still haven't completely decided yet."
A new technique, there is more than a single way to create it. There might be multiple different ways. It's just that there's a certain way that's the best amongst all the ways that's possible. The rest of them might be a bit inferior.
The Black Hole Realm, what shall the next stage be?
Qin Yu was able to select a couple different ways. However, each one of them were different from the other. If he were to pick any, then he would end up creating a different stage from the others. Of course, the way that he chose might also be a dead end that leads to disaster!
"Big brother, sigh, can't you just not continue practicing that Stellar Transformation technique? It's too dangerous to create a new technique, it's a lot safer to follow the roads created by the predecessors." Hou Fei grew a bit angry. The wine cup in his hand was also broken with a 'kacha' sound.
Qin Yu shook his head.
"Fei Fei, you know about this technique of mine too. It's different from the ones that you all train in. You all train and cultivate the Nascent Soul and are able to change to train and cultivate other techniques. However, Stellar Transformation is different. Unless there's a suitable technique for me, I could only rely on myself to create the next one."
Qin Yu gave an unperturbed smile. "That's enough, your big brother is no fool. Come, let's drink, we still have to continue our journey tomorrow."
Hou Fei looked at Qin Yu, and in the end he could only nod.
From Hou Fei's point of view, he believed that Qin Yu regarded life and death as too light of a thing. For him to be that carefree about it, even his brother has become worried yet Qin Yu was still not worried. The later stage Black Hole Realm… it's already the best time to create the next realm.
The core planet of the Dragon Clan's territory — Green Crystal Star.
The Green Crystal Star could also be considered as an exotic planet in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The planet was not considered to be big, it was only a tenth the size of other ordinary planets. However, fifty percent of this planet was composed of green crystals. Thirty percent of it was covered with rivers and ocean. The other twenty percent was some rocks, soil and so on.
When looking at the planet from the outer space, the entire planet was jade colored and radiating a magnificent light.
Only the Dragon Clan's High Level Divine Beasts, Super Divine Beasts, and experts who had reached the Emperor level and their families were allowed to live inside the Green Crystal Star. Thus, the population of the Green Crystal Star was extremely small. They were gathered within a small region of the Green Crystal Star, much like living in a village.
The Dragon Emperor's residence was very ordinary looking. It was a large courtyard manor.
[TL: this is a hard part. I decided to translate 庭院 as manor when it's not really it. However, I felt that it might be better to describe it as a manor than a courtyard. So I guess I'll change it to courtyard manor now. The Dragon Emperor's residence is a large courtyard manor where there's a courtyard in the middle with buildings surrounding it on all sides, it looks something like this http://www.dixiao.org/zxpd/news1/2014/1207/539.html. also found wiki on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siheyuan Wiki translated it as Chinese quadrangles…. courtyard manor sounds easier 😐 Sorry about not mentioning this in the previous translations.]
Currently, there were only two people in the entire courtyard manor — the Dragon Emperor Ao Fang and Prince Ao Wuming. It had already been several days since Ao Wuming returned to the Dragon Clan.
"Wuming, come, have a toast." The Dragon Emperor's face was filled with a benevolent expression.
Ao Wuming nodded and raised his wine cup. It's the first time for him to drink with the Dragon Emperor since he had returned to the Green Crystal Star.
"Wuming, it's already been several days since your return, I have never seeked out for you because I had been thinking the whole time… about how exactly I should tell you." The Dragon Emperor had a vexed and helpless expression.
"Imperial Father, go ahead and speak, I will listen." Said Wuming dully.
The Dragon Emperor and Ao Wuming's relationship was very tense.
The Dragon Emperor looked at Ao Wuming. He sighed and said. "Wuming, I know… that you've been angry with me the whole time. Well, you've already married that Lian Zhu, my opposition would be useless too. Isn't that right?"
Ao Wuming raised his head to look at the Dragon Emperor. "I like Lian Zhu. No one could break apart Lian Zhu and I, including my Imperial Father." Ao Wuming gaze was filled with stubbornness and the absolute unwillingness to compromise.
The Dragon Emperor smiled bitterly. "Well, you don't have to use that kind of gaze to look at me. The reason I sought you out today was to discuss about the matter of my abdication with you."
"Abdication?" Ao Wuming had a slightly startled expression.
The Dragon Emperor nodded and said. "Wuming, you ought to know that I had stopped at the level eight Demon Emperor level for a long long time. Now that you've also reached level seven Demon Emperor; from the looks of it… I think that the moment that you will break through to the level eight Demon Emperor would be soon."
"Mn." Wuming nodded.
Wuming knew that his Imperial Father had stayed at the level eight Demon Emperor level for a long time. His two sons were now a level seven Demon Emperor and a level eight Demon Emperor, yet the father was still a level eight Demon Emperor. One could imagine exactly how long the Dragon Emperor had stayed a level eight Demon Emperor.
"My Soul's Realm's level had already reached level nine Demon Emperor a long time ago. However, for the Dragon Clan, I had used the Inherited Treasure to suppress my power the entire time to not allow myself to reach level nine Demon Emperor." At this moment, Ao Wuming's face revealed a shocked expression. However, the Dragon Emperor continued his speech. "However, now, you and Wuxu have both reached a high level. Furthermore, our clan also has some elders to assist you. Once you harmonize yourself with the Inherited Treasure, your power would be sufficient to intimidate all the other powers."
"Imperial Father…" Wuming opened his mouth as if he wanted to say something.
The Dragon Emperor waved his hand to stop his son, smiled and said. "Hear me out first. Once I stop suppressing my power and reach a level nine Demon Emperor… it will be hard to determine when the Divine Tribulation would land. It might be a thousand years or ten thousand years, it's very hard to tell. According to the customs of our Dragon Clan, once I stop my suppression of my power and reach a level nine Demon Emperor, the moment when I use the Inherited Treasure and pass the Divine Tribulation, you shall become the new Dragon Emperor. Wuming, you won't reject that right?"
Wuming took a deep breath. He looked at his Imperial Father and then nodded.
As a child of the Dragon Clan, one must definitely take the Dragon Clan into consideration.
"Very good." A slightly pained expression appeared on the Dragon Emperor's face. "Wuming, I know that you and your big brother had held grudges toward me the entire time. Yours wasn't so bad… however your big brother had a extremely heavy hatred toward me. So much that he even hated the entire Dragon Clan."
"Wuming, after I stopped suppressing my power and reached level nine Demon Emperor… It'll be very hard for me to know when I'll pass through the Divine Tribulation and ascend to the Divine Realm. Although you're a bit stubborn, but at the very least you still consider me as your father. I also do not doubt your loyalty toward the Dragon Clan. It's just that your big brother, I really had wronged him greatly. We could even say that the entire Dragon Clan had wronged him."
The Dragon Emperor looked at Wuming. "Wuming, did you know that in the entire Dragon Clan, only you have a good relationship with your big brother? Is it possible for you to give your father an opportunity to see your brother Wuxu?"
Wuming didn't know how to reply.
Wuming still remembered the crimson colored eyes his big brother had when he angrily left the Dragon Clan. The hatred within those eyes were something that's not even washable with an entire river's water.
"Forget about it, forget about it."
The Dragon Emperor smiled. "Wuming, you also don't have to make things difficult for yourself. It's just that you also have to continue your training. It's very hard for me to tell when I'll receive the Divine Tribulation after reaching level nine Demon Emperor. Thus, you will be the one carrying the burden of the Dragon Clan in the future."
"I know." Wuming nodded.
After this, the relation between the father and son grew a slightly better. It might be because Wuming knew that his father would reach level nine Demon Emperor and ascend someday that he decided to become a slightly more intimate with his father.
The second day.
Wuming was at his own residence. Lian Zhu, as his wife, also lived there.
Wuming was talking with Lian Zhu. Suddenly, Wuming sensed that someone had sent him a transmission to his Transmission Spiritual Pearl. He immediately took out the Transmission Spiritual Pearl and swept over it with his Demon Awareness. "Big brother Wuming, I have already arrived at the Dragon Clan's territory."
Immediately, Wuming smiled. "Haha, so it's Qin Yu. I'm currently on the Green Crystal Star, when would you be coming over?"
"Big brother Wuming, Fei Fei and I have to proceed towards the Bird Clan's territory to search for our third brother. We were both worried about our third brother this whole time. Thus, we would temporary not go toward the Green Crystal Star. Once we find our third brother, we would then come and see you." Qin Yu continued on his transmission. "Big brother Wuming, I believe that with your Dragon Clan's strength, you're definitely able to find out where I currently am. If you wanted to see your big brother Wuxu, you can come and find me."
"Big brother?" Wuming was slightly stunned.
Qin Yu continued. "This is the route that Hou Fei and I would be taking in the Dragon Clan's territory. If you want to see your big brother, feel free to come… I have already talked about this with Wuxu. Wuxu did not oppose it."
"Good, I'll definitely come." Wuming reacted and replied immediately. It's already been a long time since he had last seen his big brother Ao Wuxu.
Qin Yu suddenly send another transmission. "Oh, that's right. Your big brother Ao Wuxu had said to not bring your father, senior Dragon Emperor with you."
Wuming was slightly shocked. He remembered about what the Dragon Emperor talked with him about yesterday.
"Well then, big brother Wuming, Fei Fei and I will continue on our journey." After this, Qin Yu broke off the transmission.
Wuming was sitting atop of the chair, unable to determine what to do. His brows were deeply furrowed. He was pondering in his mind. — "Should I tell my Imperial Father about this?"
On a desolate mountain area. Qin Yu and Hou Fei were here. On the grounds was a Transmission Secret Array.
"To bring a Transmission Secret Array around with you is truly convenient." Qin Yu waved his hand and retrieved the Transmission Secret Array into the Jiang Lan's Realm. With the Transmission Secret Array, he was able to communicate with others at any time.
"Fei Fei, we shall continue toward the Bird Clan's territory. For the time being, let's not rest on the way. It's not too late for us to rest once we reached the Bird Clan's territory." Qin Yu looked at Hou Fei.
"Okay. After we arrived on the Bird Clan's territory, we certainly need to rest for a bit. Also, when we reached there, we also have to let Shi Zhan determine the location of that Mixed Hair Bird." Said Hou Fei while laughing.
Immediately after, the two brothers continued on their journey, traveling day and night. The route that they determined was to cross through the entire Dragon Clan's territory and arrive on the bordering planet of the Bird Clan's territory — Yellow Bird Star. However, Qin Yu and Hou Fei didn't know that every time they pass through a Interstellar Conveying Array, there was always someone sending the information out. Their journey was being completely monitored by Emperor Yu and the Mystic Emperor.