Book 13 Three Brothers - Chapter 23 – Black Raven Star
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
Both Qin Yu and Hou Fei were slightly startled. They had already grew used to the peaceful livelihood of a thousand years. For such a request to be asked suddenly, it momentarily startled both of them.
"Big brother, second brother." Bai Ling also have a completely guilt-ridden expression. "All these years, Big Brother Yu and I have always been worried about my older sister. I believe that with our current strength, as long as we do not encounter the Peng Demon Emperor, we would not be in much danger. Furthermore, even if we ended up encountering the Peng Demon Emperor, we can still save our lives through using the Jiang Lan's Realm."
Hei Yu also looked at Qin Yu and Hou Fei.
"Big brother, you decide." Hou Fei looked toward Qin Yu and gave Qin Yu the decision making power.
Qin Yu pondered about it for a moment.
"Fei Fei is now a level six Demon Emperor. However, as he's a Super Divine Beast, he was able to match up against a level seven Demon Emperor. And if we were to add on his strongest stick technique, then he would still not be inferior when being pitted up against an ordinary level eight Demon Emperor." Qin Yu was making his judgement in his mind. "Xiao Hei is a level five Demon Emperor. As a Variation Super Divine Beast, his defense, attack and his martial techniques were all perfect. He ought to be able to match up against a level seven Demon Emperor. As for I… I've reached the sixth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body. Adding on my Life Elemental Energy, I'm more than sufficient to match up against a level eight Demon Emperor."
Hou Fei, Hei Yu and Bai Ling were all looking at Qin Yu awaiting for his decision. Qin Yu was, afterall, the eldest brother amongst the three brothers.
"Good, let's go out." Qin Yu had a slight smile on his face.
"Haha, that's great. It's been a long time since I've last gone out, it's certainly delightful to take a stroll outside." Hou Fei became the first one to celebrate.
Hei Yu and Bai Ling looked at Qin Yu with grateful appearances. They knew that… Qin Yu did not have much hope and expectation of the outside world. According to Qin Yu's own intentions, he ought to want to continue training in the Jiang Lan's Realm wholeheartedly all the way until he can open the third layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm.
"Big brother, thank you." Said Hei Yu solemnly.
"Heh heh, actually, I also want to take a stroll outside." Said Qin Yu while lightly laughing.
Hei Yu did not say any more. It's more than enough for him to remember it in his heart. However, at this moment, Bai Ling though of a matter. "Big brother, I remember that you've said that you have to open all three layers of the Jiang Lan's Realm. Your current strength is much stronger than what it was a thousand years ago, are you capable of opening the second layer now?"
"The Nine Steps Dark Gold Body martial technique is mainly focused on refining the body. Although I possessed the sixth stage Nine Steps Force, but the Nine Steps Force was actually not powerful. It was merely about the same level as that of a level five Demon Emperor. To use it to open the Jiang Lan's Realm…" Qin Yu lightly smiled as he shook his head. At the same time, he lifted up his right hand. Blue colored finger rays were constantly being emitted from his five fingertips.
Comparing to his own body, this Nine Steps Force's power was truly not strong. However, when compared to the Black Hole Energy that did not undergo any improvement, it was still much stronger.
"Black Hole Realm…" Qin Yu sighed in his heart. The Stellar Transformation Martial Technique was a bind in Qin Yu's heart. When would he be able to create the next stage? Even Qin Yu himself didn't know it. With his Soul Realm's level, Qin Yu did not even bother to specially train that in the past thousand years. However, the Meteoric Tear still caused it to reach the third layer of the Heavenly Soul Realm.
Of course, Qin Yu merely just stepped into the third layer of the Heavenly Soul Realm. It would still require him a long period of time to completely consolidate it.
"Current, with the Nine Steps Force, I am unable to open the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm." Said Qin Yu helplessly. "A strength of level five or six Golden Immortal was required to open the first layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm. As for the second layer, I really do not know what level I must reach in order to open that."
Hou Fei, Hei Yu and Bai Ling were overwhelmed with shock.
Qin Yu was already that powerful yet he was still incapable of opening the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm, then, how powerful must one be in order to open the third layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm? At the very least, it would appear that one must ascend to the Divine Realm.
"Big brother, could it be that Uncle Lan is from the Divine Realm?" Suddenly said Hou Fei with a low voice.
Hei Yu and Bai Ling also looked at Qin Yu with the same expression. Hei Yu also spoke. "Big brother, back then, Uncle Lan had brought Monkey and I to a mysterious place to train. A year in the outside world was a hundred years there. That type of time proportion was exactly the same as the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm. That kind of remarkable power, no one in the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was capable of doing that. Even the Dragon Emperor, Great Ape Emperor and those other people were incapable."
"There more than only what the Mixed Hair Bird said. There's also my Black Stick and Mixed Hair Bird's Cloud Piercing Spear. Those weapons are very strange. We were able to use them since the time when we were on the Mortal Realm. At that time, we did not discover anything extraordinary about them. However… even at our current level, we were still able to use them. This Black Stick and Cloud Piercing Spear were still incomparably hard as before. Even till now, I've never found anything that's more solid than them." Said Hou Fei with his brows creased,
Hei Yu nodded. "Also, when I'm holding the Cloud Piercing Spear, it was as if it became easier for me to sense the heaven and earth. For me to be able to progress so fast, it was not only because of my aptitude and my Inherited Memories. The Cloud Piercing Spear that was given to me by Uncle Lan was also one of the major helping factors in my progress. A treasure like this… is something that I've never heard about before."
Back on the Mortal Realm, Hou Fei, Hei Yu and the rest of the people had originally only thought that Uncle Lan was a powerful Loose Immortal.
When Hou Fei and Hei Yu reached Dacheng stage, they had thought that Uncle Lan was a strong expert from the Immortal Realm.
And now, they were already Emperor level experts of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. However, when they began to think about it now, Uncle Lan appeared to be even more frightening.
The stronger they became, the more aware they were of the unfathomable depths that is Uncle Lan.
"That's right, I've also thought of all that you two said before. For example, Uncle Lan's clone was left behind in the Ni Yang's Realm without even Wu Lan noticing it at all. There's also the Jiang Lan's Realm… I've also even came to suspect that Jiang Lan's Realm surpasses the category of Divine Artifacts." Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
In the Jiang Lan's Realm, every time when Qin Yu sensed that everything was within his control and that he was omnipotent, Qin Yu would feel that Uncle Lan who refined the Jiang Lan's Realm was all the more unfathomable.
"About the third layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm, according to reasoning, I'm afraid I would've already reached the Divine Realm before opening the it. What you all said was correct, Uncle Lan and Li'er are likely to be people from the Divine Realm." Qin Yu had a calm expression. That's because he had already expected all of this.
Although the journey was endless, he had prepared to have his feet firmly planted on the ground and walk the entire journey till the end.
Hei Yu, Hou Fei and Bai Ling merely took a breath in and did not say anymore.
"Well then, everyone should prepare for a bit. Tomorrow we shall set off for the core planet of the Bird Clan — Black Crow Star." Qin Yu stood up and said.
Black Crow Star, the core planet of the Demon Realm's Bird Clan.
There are two cities on the Black Crow Star. They are respectively the Black Crow City and the Imperial City. Comparing the area, the Black Crow City was ten times as large as the Imperial City. Inside it was a large amount of Bird Clan's experts and troops from other Realms stationed there. It was… a place that anyone can come and go.
The Imperial City was different. Other than the guards and maids of the Imperial City, only the Super Divine Beasts, High Level Divine Beasts, Emperor level experts and their families were allowed to live there.
Of course, those who received invitation from the Imperial City were also allowed to enter.
Inside the Imperial City.
In the deepest part of the Imperial City was the Imperial Palace, the residence of the successive generations of Peng Demon Emperor. According to the commands of this generation's Peng Demon Emperor, the entire Imperial Palace had been rebuilte. The entire palace that was originally covered in a golden color had been changed to deep purple color; a purple so deep that it was almost black.
Underneath the Peng Demon Emperor were the strongest Three Great Demon Emperors. All these of them were level eight Demon Emperors and High Level Divine Beasts. One of them was even an extremely powerful Variation High Level Divine Beast. Although Variation Super Divine Beasts were incomparably rare, there were still some Variation High Level Divine Beasts in the Demon Realm. Although there were not many, there were still at least six or seven of of them. A white clothed incomparably beautiful woman was quietly lying on the bed.
This was the sole female amongst the Three Great Demon Emperors underneath the Peng Demon Emperor, a level eight Demon Emperor, Bai Feng! She was also the wisdom sack for the Peng Demon Emperor. Almost everything was first determined by Bai Feng before sending the commands. Only the extremely major events were sent to the Peng Demon Emperor to undertake.
A nearly transparent muslin veil was drifting. Inside the veil was a beautiful and alluring white clothed woman. Outside the muslin veil was a youth wearing black clothes standing there respectfully.
"Milady." The black clothed youth didn't dare to lift his head up to glance at all.
Bai Feng lifted her brows. She said indifferently. "Did you manage to find Xiao Hei?"
The black clothed youth responded respectfully. "Milady, ever since a hundred years ago when we found the whereabouts of Xiao Hei to be on the Jade Shepherd Star, he had since then disappeared into thin air. No matter how hard we investigate, we were unable to find the slightest amount of information leading to his trail."
"Have you checked all of those who are Emperor level?" Bai Feng asked.
"Yes milady, … we have searched all of the Emperor level experts that we managed to discover." Said the black clothed youth respectfully.
Bai Feng's voice contained within it a trace of anger. "All these years passed yet not even a trace of Xiao Hei's trail was discovered, I believe you all know that killing Xiao Hei was an order personally given by His Majesty. His Majesty held this matter in great importance. For you all to be unable to find any clue in a hundred years, His Majesty's patience is already at his limit. You all ought to know what the outcome would've been if His Majesty was to get angry!"
The black clothed youth started to shiver all over, fear had flashed through his eyes.
The Peng Demon Emperor, he kills people like drinking water.
His ruthlessness was something that even his Three Great Demon Emperors feared. Needless to mention people of the black clothed youth's caliber.
"Enough, scram." Bai Feng tried her best to contain her anger. The extremely cultivated her actually unexpectedly cursed.
"Yes." The black clothed youth hurriedly withdrew himself.
After the black clothed youth left, Bai Feng got up from her bed. She lifted open the muslin veil and exposed her astonishing appearance. At this moment, her beautiful brows were slightly knit. She muttered. "Where exactly did this Hei Yu hide to? Sigh, did His Majesty hold this matter in too much of an importance? No matter how talented this Hei Yu is, no matter how perfect he is, how could he be of match against His Majesty who possesses the Inherited Treasure?"
Only the few trusted aides of the Peng Demon Emperor knew about Hei Yu's identity. The rest of the people who were chasing after him had always thought that he was Xiao Hei instead.
Black Crow Star, Black Crow City.
Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu had slightly changed their appearance. They had even changed the color of their clothes. They had Bai Ling and Hei Tong stay safely inside the Jiang Lan's Realm before leaving the Jiang Lan's Realm and rushing directly to the Black Crow Star's Black Crow City.
"This Black Crow City is truly huge, it's much bigger than the little planet that I hid myself on." Said Hei Yu as he looked around.
"This Black Crow City is the Bird Clan's core planet's city, how could it be small?" Said Qin Yu while smiling lightly.
A voice suddenly sounded in Qin Yu's mind. "Big brother, we've already arrived on the Black Crow City. However, how do we get into the Imperial City?" It was Hou Fei sending a voice transmission using his Demon Awareness. Qin Yu looked to Hou Fei beside him. He pondered for a moment before sending a voice transmission back. "I'll have someone probe around first to see whether or not they can enter the Imperial City."
Qin Yu didn't want to try it out himself. Instead, with an intention, he took out from the Jiang Lan's Realm the weakest one amongst the Demon Emperors from the third layer of the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas, Ming Zheng.
Upon seeing Qin Yu, Ming Zhen immediately slightly bowed his body and sent a voice transmission saying. "Master."
Qin Yu nodded satisfiedly. This Ming Zheng also knew that they were currently on the street and did not directly call Qin Yu out as his master. Qin Yu commanded. "Ming Zheng, this is the core planet of the Bird Clan, the Black Crow Star. You are to go to the Imperial City for me and check if you can find a way to enter the Imperial City. If there is no way to enter it, then you can just come back. By no means should you set off an alert."
"Yes." Ming Zheng bowed. Immediately after he turned into a ray of light and soared to the sky.
Qin Yu lightly smiled as he took a glance at Hou Fei and Hei Yu. "Let's go, we'll find a place to sit down first." Rescuing Bai Ling's sister Bai Xin was no simple task. They cannot directly rush into the Imperial City. If they were to do that, they would likely be surrounded and attacked.
"Don't worry, let's find a restaurant to eat and drink first. We've yet to eat anything good in the past thousand years." Hou Fei's eyes were shining.
Although there were some fishes in the Jiang Lan's Realm, but if one were to compare the ability to cook, how could Qin Yu and them be comparable to the chefs of the restaurants? The three brothers then charged into a luxurious restaurant not far from where they stood. In a single stretch, they ordered several tens of different dishes. Soon after, they started to eat and drink.
After they ate and drunk their their hearts' content, the three found a place and stayed there.
"Big brother, why isn't your subordinate back yet?" Hou Fei was slightly anxious.
Qin Yu instead was able to sense Ming Zheng's location. "Rest assured, Ming Zheng is enroute back." Merely a while later, a ray of light shot directly into the courtyard manor that Qin Yu and his brothers stayed in.
Qin Yu and his two brothers came out from the main hall and looked at the Ming Zheng who's kneeling on one knee on the courtyard.
"Ming Zheng, what's the outcome?" Asked Qin Yu.
Ming Zheng answered respectfully. "The rules set up by the Peng Demon Emperor are very strict, it was absolutely impossible for foreigners to enter the Imperial City. Even if they were an Emperor level expert from the Bird Clan, they would still have to go through an investigation by the Imperial Palace before being allowed to obtain a Imperial City's title plate and enter the Imperial City. This subordinate was unable to find any means of entering the Imperial City."
Qin Yu frowned.
It turned out that the situation was pretty bad.
"You can return and rest." Qin Yu directly took Ming Zheng back into his Jiang Lan's Realm. Soon after, Qin Yu lowered his head and started to ponder. If nothing were unexpected, Bai Ling's sister ought to be in the residence of Zong Jue in the Imperial City. However, none of the three were able to send transmission to Zong Jue.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu also started to ponder.
"We cannot teleport there. Trying to sneak into it was even harder. What can we do?" Hou Fei started to mutter.
However, Qin Yu who was pondering had a slight smile on his face. He looked to his two brothers. "Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, I thought of a way."