Book 14 – The New Sovereign - Chapter 36 – Qin Yu's Return
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Inside a secluded courtyard manor was a simple and unadorned stone table. On top of the stone table was six or seven small dishes and two jugs of wine.
Qin Yu and Qin Zheng were sitting around the table and chatting with each other.
"Little Yu, fortunately you have come back this time around. Otherwise, our Qin clan would definitely suffer serious injury." A trace of smile was on Qin Zheng's face. His mind had also grew a lot more relaxed.
Ever since the Ink Qilin told Qin Zheng of Qin Yu's return, Qin Zheng had grown completely relieved.
"Second brother, what exactly had happened?" Qin Yu asked.
Qin Zheng smiled and said. "Ever since you've ascended, our Qin clan have been slowly expanding. Furthermore, the Peng Devil Island of the Chaotic Astral Ocean have looked after us greatly. This had allowed our Qin clan to progress steadily. However, several tens of years ago, the Peng Devil Island's Island Master, Lian Chong, ascended."
"Lian Chong?" The scene of the time when he saved Lian Chong from his eighth Loose Devil Tribulation appeared in Qin Yu's mind.
"That's right, ever since Zong Jue ascended, Lian Chong's mother became the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island. After Lian Chong's mother ascended, Lian Chong's father became the new Island Master. With the support from his parents and adding on the fact that his own strength was also pretty good, Lian Chong became the Island Master of the Peng Devil Island after his father." Said Qin Zheng while smiling. "Lian Chong had always remembered your benevolence in saving his life. Thus, he is usually relatively concerned about the wellbeing of our Qin clan. This had allowed our Qin clan to become very stable and without any calamity befalling it."
Qin Yu nodded.
"If I have the opportunity, I would definitely go and thank Lian Chong." Said Qin Yu while smiling.
"However, ever since Lian Chong ascended to the Devil Realm, trouble has befallen our Qin clan." Said Qin Zheng helplessly.
"What kind of trouble?" Qin Yu asked.
Qin Zheng said helplessly. "Do you still remember that before you ascend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, you had left behind some Immortal Artifacts in the Qin clan and even deemed one of the Top Quality Immortal Artifacts sets among them as the Inherited Treasure of our Qin clan?"
"Right, I do remember that. Back then, I have obtained all those Immortal Artifacts in the Ni Yang's Realm. Thus, leaving behind some for the clan is only natural." Qin Yu remembered it clearly.
Back then, after Qin Yu successfully cultivated in the Yellow Stone Star and returned back home, during the period of time when he stayed at home, Qin Yu had arranged the plans for the Qin clan. That set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts was composed of a Top Quality Immortal Armor and a Top Quality Immortal Sword.
"We knew of the principle of not showing off one's valuables. That set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts was something that we had never told outsiders about. Only Lian Chong who was benevolent toward us knew of it… however, we suspect that Lian Chong might have told about them to some of the experts of the Peng Devil Island. The current Peng Devil Island's Island Master have started to long for our set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts." Said Qin Zheng helplessly.
Killing intent shined through Qin Yu's eyes.
To those that threatened his clansmen, especially a threat at the level of wiping out the entire clan, it was best to take care of it as soon as possible.
"However, as Lian Chong's family of three were three successive Island Masters of the Peng Devil Island, Lian Chong's influence toward the Peng Devil Island was still very great. That newly appointed Island Master of the Peng Devil Island also would not dare to come killing at us directly. He feared that he would be opposed by some of the elders of the Peng Devil Island." Said Qin Zheng with a smile.
Qin Yu was able to guess that.
For such a large power like the Peng Devil Island, if one does not possess an unequalled strength like that of Zong Jue, then when one becomes the Island Master of the Peng Devil Island, they definitely have to take into consideration of the elders and experts of the Peng Devil Island.
The Lian family of three were all Peng Devil Island's Island Masters. Thus, Lian Chong likely would've also entrusted some elders before he ascended. Hence, that newly appointed Island Master naturally would not dare to openly come and threaten the Qin clan.
"Thus, that new Island Master had told about this information to a single person, the current controller of the Great Wilderness, a twelve tribulation Loose Demon with the name Xiu Ku. This Xiu Ku is extremely powerful!" Said Qin Zheng solemnly.
Qin Yu smiled indifferently.
A twelve Tribulation Loose Demon was the equivalent to a level nine Heavenly Demon. A person of such strength would only dare to proclaim himself hegemon in the Mortal Realm. In front of the current Qin Yu…. such level nine Heavenly Demons, even if ten thousand of them were to appear, Qin Yu would still likely be able to exterminate them all with a single wave of his hand. After all, they were of two completely different standards.
"A twelve tribulation Loose Demon. Back then, the controller of the Great Wilderness, Yu Lan, also tried to steal our Qin clan's Immortal Artifacts and lost his life. Could it be that this newly appointed controller of the Great Wilderness didn't take lesson from his predecessor?" Said Qin Yu cold and matter-of-factly.
Qin Zheng shook his head and said. "It is very normal. That twelve tribulation Loose Demon is a High Level Divine Beast. In the entire Chaotic Astral Ocean and the Dragon Clan, there had not been any newly emerged Super Divine Beast. In this world, there is truly no one capable of defeating that new controller of the Great Wilderness."
"When there are no tigers in the mountain, the monkey would become king." Qin Yu said with a light smile.
QIn Yu still remembered the years back then before he ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. With the Five Clawed Golden Dragon Fang Tian, the Golden Winged Great Peng Bird Zong Jue as well as the emissaries from the upper realm descending. With all these experts present fighting for the treasures within the Ni Yang's Realm.
At that time, even someone of Yu Liang's ability was merely a nobody.
Back then, Qin Yu was merely at the Dacheng stage. Yet, he was competing with those people. Yet now, Qin Yu's strength was comparable to that of Deities. However, he had allowed his clan to be humiliated by such a nobody! Qin Yu spread out his Divine Awareness and covered the entire Purple Mystic Star.
"What did the two of them say?" Qin Yu looked to his second brother.
Qin Zheng said. "At the beginning, they merely threatened us and I did not pay attention to them at all. However, not long ago, those two simultaneously sent people to display me a message. They wanted me to hand over that set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts within a year. Otherwise, they would not give us face and directly attack us."
"It would appear that they also have things they were concerned about." Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
Qin Zheng nodded and said. "Of course they are concerned. The new Peng Devil Island's Island Master as well as new controller of the Great Wilderness were afraid that they'll encounter retaliation when they reach the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. After all, with Zong Jue and the Lian family, they are definitely stronger than them."
"If these two people were to attack, they would definitely kill all of our Qin clansmen." Sneered Qin Yu. "They would definitely wipe out our clan completely."
Qin Yu was able to understand the mindset of these two people.
After all, the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was boundless. From the way these two people thought… even if the Qin clansmen in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm knew of this information, it was also highly unlikely that they would be able to find them in the boundless Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Only because of that did these two people dared to do such a thing.
"The two of them never anticipated that, Little Yu, you'd return to the Mortal Realm." Said Qin Zheng while smiling.
Ever since he knew of Qin Yu's return, Qin Zheng had been very happy the entire time.
"Well then, let's not talk about these two people anymore. It'll only dampen the mood." Qin Yu shook his head and said. Immediately after, he said. "Second brother, when did big brother and Royal Father ascend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm? Is there a way for me to contact them?"
Qin Zheng shook his head. "In the past four thousand years, there were over ten people from our Qin clan that had ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Big brother was the first to ascend. Royal Father and Uncle Feng were instead pretty late. However, they both managed to successfully ascend."
"I've noticed that we have quite many Loose Immortals in our Qin Clan. What's with that?" Qin Yu asked, puzzled.
With the Immortal Artifacts that the Qin clan possessed, it shouldn't be hard for them to ascend.
"That was a regulation set by me. Only a few people were qualified to bring the Immortal Artifacts into the Immortal Realm. The rest of the people must rely on their own strength. Even if they were to fail and become Loose Immortals, they would still be able to increase the strength of our Qin clan in the Mortal Realm." Said Qin Zheng as he ate the food.
"That is good too. However, it's also hard for me to find my Royal Father and big brother." Qin Yu frowned.
Trying to find his Royal Father in the boundless Immortal Realm was indeed a difficult matter.
After all, with the range of his current Divine Awareness, trying to search through the entire Immortal Realm was not a simple task. There were close to twenty star fields in the Immortal Realm and several hundred galaxies.
"Second brother, do you know anyone who is about to ascend to the Immortal Realm?" Qin Yu suddenly asked.
That was because Qin Yu knew that if someone were to ascend to the Immortal Realm, he would ascend to the same location others from the same planet have ascended to. This holds true for also the Devil Realm.
Qin Yu believed that with his Royal Father's strength, it was likely that he was still on the same location he had ascended to. Even if he had left, he likely wouldn't have left far away.
"Ascend?" Qin Zheng muttered.
Suddenly, Qin Zheng's eyes shined. He said. "There is a person from our Qin clan that has reached the middle Dujie stage. I suspect that he'll soon be undergoing the tribulation."
Qin Yu shook his head. "That's too slow. Reaching the Dujie middle stage would still require one to undergo the tribulation. Only after reaching the Dacheng stage would one be able to ascend. That's too slow…. are there any Dacheng stage experts?"
Qin Zheng said helplessly. "Our Qin clan's history is too short. The number of experts we possess isn't too overwhelming. We truly do not have anyone who has reached the Dacheng stage. I think… only in the Soaring Dragon Continent would there be someone who fits your requirement."
"Soaring Dragon Continent?" Qin Yu suddenly smiled.
"I am truly foolish. There are sects in the Soaring Dragon Continent that are capable of communicating with the Immortal Realm directly. They definitely know… which planet they would ascend to. Won't it do if I just go and ask them about it?" Qin Yu grew relaxed.
"In that case, everything's good. Come, Little Yu, drink." Qin Zheng raised his wine cup for a toast.
Qin Yu also smiled and raised his wine cup to toast.
The two brothers toasted and drank their wine in a single gulp.
The second day.
Within the boundless Great Wilderness located on the East of the Hidden Dragon Continent, the new controller of the Great Wilderness, Xiu Ku, was currently in his back hall. He was lying on a chair and enjoying the massage from beautiful demon foxes.
"You should be Xiu Ku, right?" A voice suddenly sounded from nowhere.
Xiu Ku who was originally dozing off and enjoying the massage violently opened his eyes. Only now did he notice that there was a man standing in the middle of the back hall. For some unknown reason, he was unable to see clearly the facial appearance of this person no matter how hard he try. Even the light that grew closer to that man appeared to be swallowed.
"Who are you?" Xiu Ku's expression changed.
"Didn't you want the Top Quality Immortal Artifacts of the Qin clan? If I were to give you a Divine Artifact, would you want that?" Said that man.
Xiu Ku took two gulps of saliva. He looked to the two Demon Fox maids beside him. As if they were stunned, the two maids were unable to move.
"You two Demon Foxes, listen carefully. Tell the remaining people of the Great Wilderness that I am taking your new controller, Xiu Ku and that the previous controller of the Great Wilderness, Yu Liang had longed for my Qin clan's Top Quality Immortal Artifacts and ended up dying. Never had I expected that you, Xiu Ku, also dared to long for them. I reckon you've also prepared for the same ending as Yu Liang." Said Qin Yu indifferently.
Only at this moment did Xiu Ku know who it was that had come.
"No, I wouldn't dare…." Said Xiu Ku in great fear. However, he had merely said a few words before he discovered that he was unable to utter a sound no matter how hard he tried to speak.
"Have the two of you heard that clearly? Have the Great Wilderness prepare to select a new controller for the Great Wilderness. If they do not wish to suffer the same fate as the previous two controllers of the Great Wilderness, then they can feel free to come to the Qin clan and seize their Immortal Artifacts. I would welcome them at any time."
After Qin Yu finished saying those words, his figure instantly disappeared.
Xiu Ku had also disappeared alongside Qin Yu.
Only after Qin Yu disappeared did those two Demon Fox maids manage to regain their ability to move. At this moment, the two of them started shouting in dismay. Immediately, three eleven tribulation Loose Demons have rushed in.
"Where is his Lordship the controller?" One of the three enormous demons shouted.
The two Demon Fox maids possessed deathly pale complexions. One of the two said stammeringly. "He was arrested. That man said, said, to tell the lords to select another new controller."
The complexion of those three enormous demons with status second only to Xiu Ku all changed.
"That man, had also said, that if, if, your lordships want to, to follow the footsteps of the previous two controllers, then go ahead and go to the Qin clan to seize their Immortal Artifact." Said the Demon Fox main stammeringly.
The three enormous demons glanced at each other.
"Qin clan, there's such an expert in the Hidden Dragon Continent's Qin clan?" The three great demons have all grown silent. To capture a twelve tribulation High Level Divine Beast without a word or movement, such strength had already brought fear to them.
Not only the Great Wilderness, the same sort of thing had happened in the Peng Devil Island.
Merely, compared to the Great Wilderness, the spectacle in the Peng Devil Island was even greater.
That was because the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island was having a meeting with the six great elders and some of the important high level experts. However, Qin Yu appeared during the meeting.
At the moment when Qin Yu appeared, all of the people in the Peng Devil Island were shocked to find that they were unable to move.
"Lian Chong is a close friend of mine, I shall give him face. This time around, it was merely your new Island Master that were thinking of taking advantage of my Qin clan. Thus, I will only take him with me. Well then, everyone, continue your meeting. Go and casually select a new Island Master."
Just like that, Qin Yu brought the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island and left with a teleportation.
All of those eleven tribulation and even twelve tribulation experts of the Peng Devil Island were shocked to find out that… they were unable to even see Qin Yu's facial appearance. In front of Qin Yu, they were as helpless as ants.
Regardless of whether it was the Peng Devil Island or the Great Wilderness, both of them selected a new Island Master as a new controller. At the same time, everyone engraved this day in his or her minds.
Who exactly was this supreme expert that had suddenly appeared? This brought fear to everyone.
Flame Capital City. Inside the Virtue Garden's Mansion House.
"Second brother, how shall we take care of these two? You decide." Qin Yu and Qin Zheng both sat on top of chairs. As for the controller of the Great Wilderness, Xiu Ku, and that Island Master of the Peng Devil Island, Lan Tie, they were unable to move in the slightest.
Qin Zheng checked these two people out.
The controller of the Great Wilderness Xiu Ku and the Island Master of the Peng Devil Island Lan Tie were both filled with fear.
Qin Yu was too powerful!
In front of Qin Yu, the two of them were incapable of even killing themselves. They were not at the same level at all.
"Controller of the Great Wilderness Xiu Ku, what is his true form?" Qin Zheng suddenly asked. "I've heard that the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island was also a Demon Beast."
"One is from the leopard clan whereas the other is from the bird clan." Said Qin Yu with a smile.
Qin Zheng looked to Qin Yu. "Third brother, don't you think that it's too easy on them for us to kill them? Do you have any Spiritual Beast Ring? I sense that our Qin clan's defense is not sufficient."
"Spiritual Beast Ring? I've used them all. However, such a simple artifact was extremely common in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The many great Demon Emperors of the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas all know how to create them." Qin Yu's gaze turned to Xiu Ku and Lan Tie. "The two of you, do you wish to die or become spiritual beasts?"