Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 29 – Clear Words
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City.
Soaring Cloud Mansion.
The Soaring Cloud Mansion could be considered a pretty decent mansion in Floating Snow City. It was also the prince of the Thunder Punishment City Zhou Xian's residence in Flowing Snow City. Inside the quiet courtyard within the Soaring Cloud Mansion.
Snowflakes were gently falling down on top of the trees, yet Zhou Xian was frowning as he looked at the Low Level Heavenly Deity before him.
"You said that a new grandmaster artifact craftsman has emerged? Furthermore, his artifact crafting ability is even stronger than Ou Yezi's?" Zhou Xian questioned. "Furthermore, that man is that formation array grandmaster Qin Yu?"
The Low Level Heavenly Deity said respectfully. "Yes, that's right, my lord. Furthermore, it was Lord Ou Yezi who personally admitted that he was inferior."
"Qin Yu, Qin Yu…"
Zhou Xian's brows were frowned even more pronouncedly. He then waved his hand. "You can withdraw."
"Yes, my lord." The Low Level Heavenly Deity quickly left the courtyard. Only Zhou Xian remained standing in the courtyard. The snowflakes landed on his body but he didn't care for them in the slightest.
"Qin Yu, why must this new grandmaster artifact craftsman be named Qin Yu?" Zhou Xian felt a bit fidgety.
He hated the name 'Qin Yu.' That was because Zhou Xian knew that back when Li'er was in the Mortal Realm, the youth that she knew was also called Qin Yu.
"They are both called Qin Yu, could they possibly be related?" Zhou Xian immediately then laughed at himself. "I am truly neurotic. Ten thousand plus years ago, that Qin Yu was still only a Immortal cultivator in the Mortal Realm. No matter how fast his cultivation speed is, it is still impossible for him to become a Divine Realm's grandmaster artifact craftsman."
To Zhou Xian, an Immortal cultivator from the Mortal Realm was merely an ant. He had never once cared about them.
However, Zhou Xian had forgotten…
That in this world, there were Spatial Divine Artifacts which possessed the ability to accelerate time. When ten thousand plus years were to be accelerated by a thousand times, it would be more than ten million years.
At the time when Zhou Xian obtained this information, Jiang Lan of the Wood Mansion had also obtained this information. According to the agreement he had with Qin Yu, once Qin Yu publicized his status as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, he would go and inform the Utmost North Sage Emperor that they could start the groom search for Li'er.
Inside the Wood Mansion.
"I reckon that Li'er is still in Little Yu's cosmic space?" Jiang Lan looked to the southeast direction. "I'll give Little Yu some time to prepare. In ten years, I'll go and inform big brother about this."
To the experts of the Divine Realm, ten years was an extremely short amount of time.
The reason why Jiang Lan decided to do such a thing was so that Qin Yu would have more time to prepare.
Qin Yu spent about half a year and crafted another High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. The Utmost East Sage Emperor had originally requested for Ou Yezi to craft three High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
Ou Yezi had only crafted one High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, thus, including the battle blade, Qin Yu had crafted two High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
"Your Majesty Sage Emperor, after this crafting session, I believe that I am still a bit inadequate in crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts. This subordinate will definitely return and train a bit more." Said Qin Yu as he handed the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact to the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
At this moment, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was in an extremely good mood.
It was extremely different when one possessed one's own grandmaster artifact craftsman. Back then, that Ou Yezi had sought for an extremely high asking price to craft artifacts. However, what about Qin Yu? He did not ask for anything at all. Merely, as a token of appreciation, the Utmost East Sage Emperor gave Qin Yu some materials.
"Qin Yu, go ahead and train. If there is anything that you need, feel free to tell me. I will definitely try my best to obtain them for you." Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu as he laughed heartily.
"Thank you, Your Majesty Sage Emperor." Said Qin Yu as he slightly bowed.
Qin Yu clearly felt that when he encountered the Three Great Godkings now, they no longer displayed an air of arrogance. Instead, they had become extremely amiable towards him.
As for, towards other people, the Three Great Godkings still possessed their usual haughtiness.
"I reckon that Li'er has been anxiously waiting." Qin Yu felt a bit bad. As he had been outside for over three thousand years, Li'er must've been training for several tens of millions of years inside his Cosmos.
Qin Yu rushed back to the Misty Mystic Palace. After telling others to not allow anyone to disturb him, he entered his Cosmos.
New Cosmos. On the New Purple Mystic Star.
On the continuous mountain range of the East Hazy Mountain. Standing on a little mountain top was a white clothed woman. It was precisely Li'er who had stopped her training.
"Big brother Qin Yu, when will you be coming back?" Li'er had a slightly worried expression.
Li'er suddenly felt that someone had hugged her tightly from behind. Li'er was startled. However, from that familiar aura, she knew who it was that had arrived.
"Li'er." That voice she had waited for a long time once again sounded next to her ears.
"Big brother Qin Yu." Li'er turned around and looked at Qin Yu with a pleasantly surprised expression. "You've finally come back. That's truly, truly great."
"Why are you outside and not training in the artifact crafting hall?" Qin Yu asked. From Qin Yu's point of view, if Li'er were to immerse herself in training, time would pass by very quickly.
Li'er looked to Qin Yu. She slightly bulged her mouth and shook her head like a spoiled child. "No. Time passes too slowly in the artifact crafting hall. Ten thousand years in the artifact crafting hall would only be a single year outside. Thus, I've come out to wait for you. Sure enough, I've only waited for a short moment and you've already returned."
Hearing these words, Qin Yu was moved.
Qin Yu was the master of this cosmos. While Qin Yu was crafting, he had already noticed that Li'er had left the artifact crafting hall and was awaiting him on the East Hazy Mountain's mountaintop.
However, because he was crafting, he could not be distracted.
Thus, he had restrained himself all the way till now. Merely, Qin Yu became even more moved from Li'er being so understanding of others. He also loved her even more because of that. "Li'er, I have already publicized that I am the new master of the Bewitching God Temple to the world."
"Publicized?" Li'er had a pleasantly surprised expression.
Li'er knew very well in her heart that once Qin Yu publicized his identity as the new master of the Bewitching God Temple, Uncle Lan would go and tell her Imperial Father to formally publicize the matter of her groom search.
"Big brother Qin Yu, are, are you going to Floating Snow City to participate in the groom search?" Li'er asked once again.
To participate in the groom search would be extremely difficult.
Had Qin Yu not had the identities of 'grandmaster artifact craftsman' and 'new master of the Bewitching God Temple,' then he would not have much hope of obtaining Li'er's hand in marriage. However now, Qin Yu possessed sufficient strength to compete against the other four people.
"Rest assured, no matter what, I will not allow anyone to snatch you away from me." Qin Yu hugged Li'er even more tightly and enjoyed that warm sensation.
Qin Yu had merely stayed a single day in his Cosmos.
The second day.
"Li'er, I will immediately go and inform the Utmost East Sage Emperor about this matter. I believe that he will not oppose to this. After that, I will directly set off for Floating Snow City!" Qin Yu smiled as he looked at Li'er.
Li'er displayed a smile of happiness. Softly, she nodded her head.
"Big brother Qin Yu, the Utmost East Sage Emperor really won't oppose it?" Li'er was slightly worried.
"He won't, unless he wants to force me to leave the Mount Dazzling Gold." Qin Yu's voice was a bit cold.
For Li'er, Qin Yu was prepared to discard everything. Regardless of who it were, they would not be able to obstruct him and Li'er. Although Qin Yu had a favorable impression of the Utmost East Sage Emperor, when the Utmost East Sage Emperor invited him, he had done so through viewing his strength in high regards.
If he were to refuse Qin Yu, then Qin Yu would simply choose to leave determinedly.
Qin Yu returned to the Misty Mystic Palace.
"Uncle Fu, Qiuzhong, the two of you prepare yourselves. I am planning to go out. The two of you can follow me." Said Qin Yu directly.
Uncle Fu and Qiuzhong Fu looked at each other. They were both confused.
"Master, where are you planning to go?"
"Your Lordship, you are leaving?" Two adorable girls walked over from the side. These two girls were Hong Yu and Lu Shui who had passed their Divine Tribulations.
Wu Lan and them had already passed their Divine Tribulations.
"To… the Utmost North Floating Snow City!" Said Qin Yu with a clear-cut tone.
Uncle Fu's eyes instantly started to shine. Uncle Fu was someone who knew a lot about Qin Yu. Thus, he naturally knew what Qin Yu planned to do going to the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City. Uncle Fu immediately said. "Master, I will go and prepare right away."
Qin Yu slightly nodded. He then left the Misty Mystic Palace and started to proceed for the Utmost East Sage Emperor's Palace.
In the back garden of the Utmost East Sage Emperor's Palace.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, his Empress Xu Yan and their daughter Huangfu Jing, were currently chatting together. Huangfu Yu and Xu Yan both had faces filled with smiles.
"Little Jing, what's there for you to be embarrassed about? That Qin Yu is indeed very outstanding. I also know that you have a favorable impression of him. In that case, I, your Imperial Father, shall go and tell him for you. What do you think?" Said Huangfu Yu with a gentle chuckle.
Huangfu Jing and the Misty Mystic Palace's Palace Master Qin Yu possessed a very good relationship with each other; this was something that practically everyone in Dazzling Gold City knew.
Furthermore, Huangfu Ling, Huangfu Liehuo, Huangfu Liushui and many others had frequently mentioned this to the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
Although Qin Yu of the past was extremely outstanding, it was still unlikely for the Utmost East Sage Emperor to take the initiative to sent forth his daughter. However, the current Qin Yu had already greatly satisfied the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
A grandmaster artifact craftsman. Furthermore, he was someone that could potentially become the new Craftsman God.
This grandmaster artifact craftsman was not a direct descendent of the Huangfu Clan.
Thus, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu urgently wanted to use the method of marriage to lock this grandmaster artifact craftsman to Mount Dazzling Gold.
"Imperial Father, if you were to speak so directly, wouldn't that just be making things embarrassing for me?" Huangfu Jing was a bit humiliated and angry.
Could a woman be able to take the initiative on such matters?
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and his wife Xu Yan glanced at each other. The two of them both started to laugh out loud. Huangfu Jing's face had instantly grown red. It was as if she were about to drip blood.
"Little Jing, you can rest assured. Your Imperial Father knows very well about how to speak properly. I would definitely not make things difficult for you." The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu laughed out loud. "You are also a daughter of me, the Utmost East Sage Emperor. You are also a High Level Heavenly Deity. You are able to match Qin Yu."
"Little Jing." Xu Yan also smiled and said. "Do you think what we plan to do would be good?"
Huangfu Jing's face was already red. She moved her mouth. "Everything shall be determined by my parents." Her voice was very low. However, the Utmost East Sage Emperor and his wife heard it very clearly. This had also lead to two of them to start smiling.
In the Divine Realm, couples with the same level of status and an affinity with each other were extremely rare. The Utmost East Sage Emperor was happy that his daughter would have such a husband. At the same time, he was happy that Qin Yu would become even more intimate with their Utmost Eastern Region's Mount Dazzling Gold.
Suddenly, a guard from outside had run in. He walked to a distance not far from the Utmost East Sage Emperor, bowed and said. "Misty Mystic Palace's Palace Master, Lord Qin Yu, is outside and is seeking Your Majesty's attendance for an important matter."
"Haha, we were just speaking about him and here he comes. Little Jing, perhaps I do not even have to mention it and he'll be the one to instead." The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu was happy to his heart's content. He then said to the guard. "Quickly, go and let Qin Yu in."
That guard rapidly left.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and his wife Xu Yan were filled with smiles as they looked to Huangfu Jing. Huangfu Jing took a deep breath. She calmed herself a bit. However, her face was still a bit red.
The sounds of footsteps were heard.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor, his wife and Huangfu Jing all looked over to the distant. They saw Qin Yu, who wore a black gown, walking towards them following the little pathway.
"Your Majesty Sage Emperor, Your Highness the Queen, Princess Jing." Said Qin Yu with a slight bow.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu and Xu Yan both smiled and nodded to Qin Yu. Only Huangfu Jing was still in a state of accelerated heartbeat and had a slightly red face.
"Qin Yu, didn't you just return back to your place a day ago? What sort of important matter do you have on your mind?" Said the Utmost East Sage Emperor with a smile on his face. "If there is something that you need, there is no need to restrain yourself from speaking."
Hearing the Utmost East Sage Emperor saying those words, Qin Yu also felt a bit more relaxed.
Right after, Qin Yu proceeded to speak his purpose in coming. "Your Majesty Sage Emperor, I have been at the Utmost Eastern Region's Mount Dazzling Gold for pretty long. I have a matter that I have yet to tell you of."
"Oh, you have another secret?" The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu still looked at Qin Yu with a smile. "Other than the secret regarding the Bewitching God Temple, I truly want to know what other secrets you might have."
Hearing the words 'secret,' even Huangfu Jing was unable to refrain herself from pricking up her ears to carefully listen.
Qin Yu smiled embarrassedly. "It's nothing great. A long time ago, when I was still very weak, I was acquainted with the Utmost North Region's Floating Snow City's princess, Jiang Li… Only later did I find out about the Utmost North Sage Emperor's public groom search. The participants of the groom search, the majority of them possess exceptional strength and status. Back then, I had planned to reach some achievement in the matter of artifact crafting before proceeding to the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City."
"And now, I could be considered as having some achievement in the artifact crafting path. I have prepared to set off for the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City to participate in that public groom search. I hope that Your Majesty Sage Emperor would not hinder me." Qin Yu said all that in a single breath. After he finished saying those words, he proceeded to look at the Utmost East Sage Emperor.
In Qin Yu's heart, this was merely a process. As long as the Utmost East Sage Emperor was not dumb, he would not make things difficult for Qin Yu.
After hearing Qin Yu's words, Huangfu Jing's expression had instantly turned deathly pale. Huangfu Jing's mother, Xu Yan, also started to frown.
As for the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, the smile that he once had was completely gone. He had a gloomy and quiet expression like that of water. "Qin Yu, are you truly planning to participate in that Jiang Li's public groom search?"