Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 38 – Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial's Advice
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Under the gaze of everyone, Zhou Xian slowly walked down the flight of steps while smiling and holding a black scepter. After he saw Qin Yu and them, he walked toward them while smiling,
"Brother Qin Yu, what happened to you? Before I entered the Thunder Punishment Palace, you were still fine. Yet, why are you injured now?" Zhou Xian saw that there were traces of blood on Qin Yu's clothes, thus he acted like a person with good intentions and asked 'concernedly.'
Only then did Qin Yu notice the bloodstain on his clothes. He immediately waved the black gown and then the bloodstain disappeared.
"It's nothing." Qin Yu indifferently replied.
Without Qin Yu replying, someone else already spoke. "Brother Zhou Xian, earlier Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu and them, a total of four people, tried to ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. They merely did not succeed and fell down the steps."
Zhou Xian said "oh" and then displayed an appearance of sudden understanding. He then looked at Qin Yu. He curled his lip and sighed. "Brother Qin Yu, could it be that you all didn't know that… it is absolutely impossible for one to reach the top of that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps unless one has reached the Godking level? I truly never would've imagined that in the short period of time that I was in the Thunder Punishment Palace, you all would've gone and tried ascending the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps still."
Qin Yu frowned. He felt a burst of anger in his heart. "This Zhou Xian, he had obtained a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, is he trying to sneer at me now?"
Qin Yu who was angry in his heart merely remained silent. He did not bother to pay attention to Zhou Xian.
Kuiyin Hou however was able to refrain himself. He still smiled and said. "Brother Zhou Xian, as you were able to obtain a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, there is naturally no need for you to be excessively vexed. However, the few of us here have no other methods. Thus, we could only attempt to surmount the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Although we did not succeed, attempting it does not cause us any loss."
Duanmu Yu also merely smiled. He did not say anything.
As for the final person among the four that tried to climb the flight of steps, Shentu Fan, he was slightly frowning. Evidently he was disgusted by Zhou Xian.
"Brother Zhou Xian, congratulations on obtaining a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial. May I know that what was it that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial bestowed you? Is it possible for you to impress us with the bestowed gift?" Suddenly, someone spoke and asked.
Immediately, everyone looked to Zhou Xian.
Qin Yu also wanted to know what exactly it was that Zhou Xian obtained. Thus he also looked to Zhou Xian.
"Haha…" Zhou Xian laughly brightly. He slightly raised the black scepter in his hand.
Kuiyin Hou said in a surprise. "Brother Zhou Xian, could it be that the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial had bestowed you this black scepter? Earlier, when looking from afar, this black scepter didn't look like anything special. However, now that I see it closely, it seems that this black scepter is something extraordinary."
Qin Yu also looked to that black scepter.
He had also spread out his Spatial Energy and started to carefully inspect that black scepter. Merely by inspecting it, Qin Yu felt a sort of aura… the aura of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
"It's actually a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure." Qin Yu's brows were raised. His gaze was fixed on that black scepter. "Merely, what grade of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure might this scepter be?"
It was simply impossible to completely see through this black scepter relying merely on Divine Awareness or Spatial Energy.
Only through dripping blood on it and becoming its master would only be able to know everything about this black scepter.
Duanmu Yu lightly laughed and said. "How could something bestowed by His Exalted Celestial possibly be ordinary? If I am not mistaken, it ought to be a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure." The other people immediately started discussing with one another.
Those people did not possess Qin Yu's 'Spatial Energy.' Furthermore, they could not directly use their Divine Awareness to inspect it. Because if they did, then Zhou Xian would definitely discover it and they would appear to be very impulsive and rude.
Those people all grew curious. Was it truly a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?
Zhou Xian smiled confidently. "That's right, this scepter bestowed by His Exalted Celestial is indeed a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. His Exalted Celestial came to know of my participation in the groom search. This Grandmist Spiritual Treasure could be considered as being a gift from him."
"Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial indeed regards Brother Zhou Xian with importance. Brother Zhou Xian has only just arrived at the Levitation Island yet has already received a bestowment." Someone said while smiling.
Zhou Xian lightly smiled. Traces of contentment was seen in his eyes.
Having obtained the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by an Exalted Celestial, Zhou Xian believed that the first chosen candidate spot was definitely his to take. He was unable to refrain himself from displaying a complacent expression.
"Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, they are separated into third rate, second rate and first rate, three different levels of quality. Is it possible for us to know what level of quality was this Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?" Kuiyin Hou directly asked.
Not only Kuiyin Hou, Qin Yu was curious to know about this as well.
Zhou Xian merely smiled indifferently. He flipped his hand and put the black scepter away. After gazing at everyone present, he said. "Let's not talk about what level of Grandmist Spiritual Treasure this scepter is. Everyone, I believe that we all know that the first round of the groom selection, the rules stated that we are to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. If no one else is able to obtain a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure bestowed by the Exalted Celestials, then even if this scepter of mine were just an ordinary item, I would still be winning this round. Thus, everyone, it's best for you all to focus yourselves of finding a way to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials."
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan and them were all stunned.
Although the words spoken by Zhou Xian were egotistical and arrogant, everyone knew that what Zhou Xian had said was very reasonable.
If they were unable to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials, then regardless of how crappy the gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial that Zhou Xian obtained, it was still a gift bestowed by an Exalted Celestial. Thus, the first chosen candidate spot would be Zhou Xian's.
Thus, everyone started to disperse. Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Kuiyin Hou got together and sat on top of some lawn.
As the four of them have tried to surmount the flight of steps together, their relationship had became better.
After taking a glance at the three people beside him, Qin Yu started to ponder about how to obtain a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. "That Utmost North Sage Emperor gave us a total of ten years to prepare. That New Cosmos of mine, its time acceleration has already reached ten thousand times. Ten years could be considered a hundred thousand years. A hundred thousand years of training would not allow my clone to attain much increase in its comprehension of the spatial laws."
To ascend the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
There were only two ways to do so. One was to obtain a high level comprehension of the spatial laws. The other was to control the Spatial Energy from the New Cosmos.
"A hundred thousand years, the increase of the comprehensions of the spatial laws would be too low. As for the Spatial Energy… the increase of the Spatial Energy is directly proportional to the development of the New Cosmos. It is not related to the time acceleration. With less than ten years, the amount of Spatial Energy increase would also be extremely small."
Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from frowning deeply.
What can he do?
At this moment, Qin Yu simply cannot think of any method at all.
Suddenly, a voice sounded from beside Qin Yu. "Why is Brother Zhou Xian still staying here and not returning even after obtaining a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestial?"
Qin Yu raised his head to look.
It turned out that Zhou Xian had also sat cross-legged beside them. The person who asked earlier was Kuiyin Hou.
Zhou Xian lightly smiled. "Although I have obtained a gift from an Exalted Celestial, there are a total of three Exalted Celestials. Perhaps I might be able to obtain another gift from the Unfettered Exalted Celestial or Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial? Thus, why should I try to return too early?"
After Zhou Xian finished saying these words, he slightly stopped before continuing. "Furthermore, isn't it merely ten years of time? I'll just stay here and accompany everyone, I believe that would also be pretty good."
Qin Yu, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and Kuiyin Hou all merely smiled. They all didn't say anything.
And at this moment, Zhou Xian recalled the words the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial said to him. "Xian'er, let me remind you. After you obtain this scepter, do not worry to return back. This time, for some unknown reason, Eldest Martial Brother Floating Feathers whose whereabouts are always hidden is actually very interested in this groom search. Not only me, even Eldest Martial Brother Floating Feathers and Younger Martial Brother Unfettered were in the surrounding Thousand Islands of the Mountain Sea Palace. As to whether you'll be able to meet them, it'll be dependent on your luck."
[TL: Piao Yu → Floating Feathers. Not sure if Floating Feathers is his title or his name. Quite certain Unfettered is a title though.]
Zhou Xian slightly closed his eyes. He then slowly exhaled. A lightning flickered past his eyes.
"Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial?"
The Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial, the most powerful Exalted Celestial among the three, the one with the most hidden whereabouts and most secret history was actually in the surroundings of the Mountain Sea Palace.
This information was truly too shocking.
Had it been someone else that told him that, Zhou Xian would have thought that person to be delusional. However, this was something that his grandpa, the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, personally told him.
Thus, Zhou Xian did not urge to return.
He decided to try his luck in these ten years. Perhaps he might really be able to encounter the Floating Feathers Exalted Celestial.
"Earlier, I managed to step onto the ninety seventh step. If I were to exercise even more careful control over the Spatial Energy, perhaps I might be able to step another step higher." Qin Yu clenched his teeth and proceeded to stand up again.
No matter what, he couldn't give up.
"Brother Qin Yu, what are you doing?" Seeing that Qin Yu had stood up, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan, Kuiyin Hou and Zhou Xian all looked over at him.
"I'm going to climb that Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps again." Qin Yu said directly.
As he said that, Qin Yu already started to proceed toward that Mountain Sea Palace not far away from him. Seeing the back view of Qin Yu who was walking toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, Duanmu Yu and them were shocked.
They all stood up and walked toward Qin Yu.
Right when Qin Yu took his first step, Kuiyin Hou said. "Qin Yu, this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps, each step was much more difficult than the previous… Although you managed to get onto the ninety seventh step, it is simply impossible for you to step onto the ninety eighth step. One's comprehension of the spatial laws is not something that's easily improved."
Qin Yu stopped in his tracks.
Qin Yu had a bitter smile on his face. He thought in his heart. "I too know that. Merely, I cannot give up." After that, Qin Yu continued to climb the steps.
However, at this moment…
A buzz sound came from the air. A white gowned youth came flying in the air. He was flying toward the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Qin Yu and them were unable to refrain themselves from turning around to look.
"High Level Heavenly Deity!" Qin Yu immediately determined the strength of this person.
This white gowned youth was someone who Qin Yu had definitely not seen before. He was also not one of the eighteen candidates.
This white gowned youth had a grim appearance. He completely ignored Qin Yu and them. Instead, he directly landed beside the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps and then, without saying anything, proceeded to climb the steps.
His speed was extremely fast.
It seemed as if this white gowned youth was extremely familiar with this Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. In a blink of an eye, he had climbed fifty steps. He then continued to climb the steps.
"This man has come again." The disciple of the Unfettered Exalted Celestial, Hao Jun, walked over to Qin Yu and them while smiling.
"Brother Hao Jun, what's happening? Who is that person?" Zhou Xian asked.
Hao Jun lightly smiled and said. "In the past several million years, this white gowned youth would frequently come to climb the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. Several millions of years ago, he was only a Low Level Heavenly Deity. And now, he had become a High Level Heavenly Deity."
"It's only been several million of years, his progress was that fast?" Kuiyin Hou said in shock.
His cultivation speed was truly too astonishing.
"This white gowned youth is not fond of speech. I have once tried speaking with him, however, he had ignored me. It's just that every several thousand years, he would come to try to climb the steps." Hao Jun said while smiling.
Qin Yu slightly frowned. He raised his head and looked to that white gowned youth that was climbing the steps.
"Why would he continuously climb the steps if he is incapable of reaching the top?" Qin Yu grew confused.
That white gowned youth's climbing speed was at first fast. However, after reaching the seventieth step, he began to slow down. After reaching the eightieth step, his walking had become difficult. One step after another.
Everyone saw that the white gowned youth had been striving his best to climb the steps.
After reaching the eighty fifth step, the white gowned youth was jolted down the flight of steps. After crashing onto the ground, the white gowned youth used a great amount of effort to stand back up. After gasping for a couple breaths of air, he said in a low voice. "Eighty five, target reached."
Immediately after, the white gowned youth closed his eyes and started to adjust his breathing.
"Hello, brother." Kuiyin Hou spoke. However, the white gowned youth still had his eyes closed as he was recovering his injuries. He had completely ignored Kuiyin Hou.
"Do not bother, he would not bother to pay attention to you." Hao Jun smiled and said.
After some time, that white gowned youth opened his eyes. He glanced at everyone present and then directly flew away from the Levitation Island.
"This man is truly unconventional." Zhou Xian lightly laughed. Merely, within his tone, he had a trace of disdain toward that white gowned youth.
Hao Jun instead praised and said. "That white gowned youth's progress was very large. Last time around, he had only reached the eighty third step. I had originally thought that it'll be amazing if he would reach the eighty fifth step this time. Never would I expect that he actually reached the eighty sixth step."
"Brother Qin Yu?" Kuiyin Hou spoke.
At this moment, Qin Yu had started climbing the steps. Having climbed the steps once, Qin Yu had grown a bit familiar with it. For the first several tens of steps, Qin Yu's climbing speed was relatively fast. In an instant, he had reached seventy steps.
"This Qin Yu, why is he so stubborn?" Zhou Xian sneered as he shook his head.
As for Shentu Fan, Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Hao Jun, they had their heads raised and were looking at Qin Yu climbing the steps.
Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 39 – Admiration
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
Beads of sweat were sliding down his forehead. Qin Yu's gaze was firmly fixed on the top… it was firmly fixed on the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
At this moment, Qin Yu had reached the ninety fifth step.
This time around, Qin Yu had used his Spatial Energy at the beginning. Qin Yu also became more familiar with the Spatial Energy. He had also become more experienced as to how to resist the spatial oppressions.
The Spatial Energy surrounding Qin Yu would occasionally fluctuate like waves, occasionally rotate like a vortex and occasionally taper like a cone…
Essentially, he was using the smallest amount of energy to get rid of the various different kinds of spatial oppressions, spatial restrictions and spatial bindings and so on.
"This time around ought to be a little bit better compared to the first time." Qin Yu took another step forward.
Ninety sixth step!
"Last time, I had already reached my limit after reaching the ninety sixth step. After just taking a step onto the ninety seventh step, I was immediately jolted down. This time around… it seems to be a bit better." Qin Yu felt an indescribable joy in his heart.
Qin Yu did not anxiously step up to the ninety seventh step. Instead, he remained on the ninety sixth step and began to familiarize himself with the spatial attacks of this step.
The people below all held their breaths.
In the past, the highest record was only ninety fifth step. However, Qin Yu had already surpassed that. Even if Qin Yu were to fail, they would still admire him.
"Why did Brother Qin Yu stop on the ninety sixth step?" Confused, Shentu Fan asked.
Duanmu Yu and Kuiyin Hou also shook their head to show that they did not understand either.
From their perspective, they believed that each step of the flight of steps was testing one's comprehension of the spatial laws and that there was no benefit to staying in a certain step for a long period of time.
However, they didn't know.
Qin Yu was actually accumulating experience. He was accumulating experience in using his Spatial Energy to resist the various kinds of spatial attacks. The longer Qin Yu stayed on there, the more experience he'd accumulate.
Qin Yu stayed for an entire hour on this ninety sixth step.
"Last time, Qin Yu was immediately jolted down after stepping onto the ninety seventh step. I wonder what will happen this time…" Kuiyin Hou said in a low voice.
"Qin Yu is moving." Hao Jun suddenly said.
At this moment, there were already numerous people that have come over to watch Qin Yu climb the steps. These people had all raised their heads to look as Qin Yu climbed the steps. Hearing that 'Qin Yu is moving,' every one of their eyes shined. Their gaze were completely focused upon Qin Yu.
Qin Yu had reached the ninety seventh step.
Under the gaze of everyone present, Qin Yu swayed slightly on the ninety seventh step. However, he was still standing. He did not fall down.
"He's standing!" Kuiyin Hou, Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and them were all shocked.
Last time, Qin Yu was instantly jolted down the moment he stepped onto the ninety seventh step. This signified that the spatial attacks from the ninety seventh step was something that Qin Yu was incapable of resisting.
However, why was it that Qin Yu became capable of standing on the ninety seventh step after merely a short period of time?
This progress, it was truly a bit too huge!
"Could one's spatial comprehension increase that fast?" Zhou Xian muttered in a low voice in disbelief.
All the people down there watching Qin Yu climbing the steps didn't know that, in the short period of time between the first time that Qin Yu climbed the steps and the second time that he climbed the steps, as the time between them was so short, it was naturally impossible for his comprehension of the spatial laws to increase by much. Instead, what Qin Yu managed to increase was… his experience in using Spatial Energy to resist the spatial attacks.
He learned to use a smaller amount of Spatial Energy to resist a great amount of spatial attack.
Qin Yu used the same sort of tactic he used on the ninety sixth step for the ninety seventh step. He did not anxiously take another step forward. Instead, he began to familiarize himself with the greater level of spatial attacks.
Occassionaly, Qin Yu's body would sway. However, he would rapidly control the Spatial Energy around him.
At this moment, the Spatial Energy had been so oppressed that it had spread to an area one meter surrounding him. Qin Yu was frantically adjusting the method of the Spatial Energy's resistance toward the spatial oppression.
"I felt as if I am a little boat within a violent surging ocean that could capsize at any moment." Qin Yu felt extremely tired.
Each time he received a spatial attack, he felt as if he had reached his limit.
Each and every spatial attack was challenging Qin Yu's limit.
Qin Yu was striving his best to resist them.
"Bang!" A tiny mistake and Qin Yu was jolted down from the steps. That frightening amount of spatial oppression had shattered Qin Yu's sternum. His entire chest was caved in.
Powerlessly, Qin Yu fell to the ground.
"Brother Qin Yu." Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and them hurriedly came to support Qin Yu. Qin Yu's injury was recovered in a short period of time. After a slight movement of his body, the bloodstain on his clothes had also disappeared.
"Are you alright?" Duanmu Yu looked to Qin Yu. At this moment, Qin Yu have a very tranquil expression. There was no change to his expression at all. This caused Duanmu Yu to be worried about Qin Yu's state of mind.
Qin Yu said. However, his gaze was still fixed upon the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
"Accumulate experience, accumulate experience… Once I am able to completely stand still on the ninety seventh step, I will proceed to the ninety eighth step. And once I am capable of resisting the ninety eighth step for a slight bit, I'll immediately step onto the ninety ninth step. Even if I am to be instantly jolted down, at the very least… I would have reached the top." Qin Yu was thinking in his heart.
Qin Yu's idea was very good.
From Qin Yu's point of view, it seemed that he had the slight chance of success.
"Brother Qin Yu, what are you doing?" Kuiyin Hou said in shock.
At this moment, all the various people surrounding him were shocked. That was because Qin Yu had once again started climbing the steps! He had failed twice, yet he was actually planning to do it again? None of the people understood what Qin Yu was thinking.
"Could this Qin Yu be thinking that climbing the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps would increase his comprehension of the spatial laws?" Zhou Xian said with a frown.
All the people here didn't understand what Qin Yu was thinking. However, Qin Yu continued to climb the steps again.
Once again, Qin Yu climbed onto the ninety seventh step.
Qin Yu once again stopped on the ninety seventh step. He started to familiarize himself with the various kinds of spatial attacks.
"If I am incapable of standing firmly on the ninety seventh step, then I reckon that I would immediately be jolted down once I stepped onto the the ninety eighth step." Qin Yu knew very well of the gap between each step.
After closing his eyes, Qin Yu was even capable of visualizing the various kinds of spatial attacks. He continued to try his best to firmly stand within the various kinds of spatial attacks.
After about a cup of tea's time, Qin Yu was once again jolted down.
Qin Yu lifted himself back up with a hand on the ground. He gazed at the summit of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. "It is as if I am walking on a tightrope. At any moment, I might be jolted down. I am still unable to stand completely firmly."
Soon, without caring for the words the people surrounding him said to him, Qin Yu once again stepped onto the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps.
Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fan glanced at each other. They then walked to the side and quietly sat down in a cross-legged position. They no longer bothered to say anything. As for the other people, they too slowly dispersed.
"That Qin Yu, if he wants to torment himself, then he can go and torment himself." Zhou Xian sneered in a low voice. He then also walked to the side and no longer bothered to care about Qin Yu.
Qin Yu was once again jolted down to the ground. Duanmu Yu who was sitting cross-legged beside him opened one of his eyes and glanced at Qin Yu. Duanmu Yu had already forgotten how many times Qin Yu had climbed the steps now.
It had been half a year already!
In the entire half a year, Qin Yu was attempting to climb the steps unceasingly. And unceasingly, he fell. In this half a year's time, Qin Yu had surprisingly been staying on the ninety seventh step the entire time. He did not attempt to take another step further at all.
"Qin Yu…" Duanmu Yu felt as if he wanted to say something. "If I was as persevering as Qin Yu back then, then perhaps the conclusion would've been different."
A sorrow suddenly flashed through Duanmu Yu's eyes. His complexion had turned pale. "No, persevering? I have already reached such a state, if I were to force myself to continue to brace it, then what sort of significance would there be for me to obtain her?"
Qin Yu had thought that there were not many things which would cause Duanmu Yu's mind to waver.
A man who was regarded as being perfect. However, at this moment, his body was slightly shivering because of pain. In merely an instant, Duanmu Yu had completely calmed his frame of mind.
"Give up when one should!"
Soon after, Duanmu Yu closed his eyes.
It was still the ninety seventh step.
At this moment, Qin Yu had stood for nearly an hour on the ninety seventh step. The Spatial Energy surrounding him was changing with extremely fluency. With extraordinary ingenuity, they were resisting the various different attacks.
"That's about it. I could continue now!"
Qin Yu's gaze had instantly become sharp.
He took a step!
At this moment, there was no one paying attention to Qin Yu. In the half year's time, Qin Yu had been endlessly attempting to climb the steps. Thus, he had already numbed those people to his step climbings and fallings. There were even people believing that Qin Yu had gone mad.
Thus, naturally no one noticed that Qin Yu had stepped onto the ninety eighth step.
At the moment when he stepped onto the ninety eighth step, Qin Yu felt that his body was suddenly jolted. However, Qin Yu's eyes turned red and he proceeded to hysterically control the Spatial Energy to resist the spatial oppressions.
"Only a bit longer, only one more step!"
On the ninety eighth step, Qin Yu felt as if he was on the verge of collapse. He felt that he might be jolted down from the ninety eighth step at any moment. He no longer cared for anything else and took another step forward.
Ninety ninth step!
Right after Qin Yu stepped onto the ninety ninth step, he felt a burst of irresistible spatial oppression. Without a slightest amount of power to resist the spatial oppression, Qin Yu was directly jolted down.
Qin Yu heavily crashed onto the ground. Several of his bones were broken from the spatial oppression. His blood had reddened the surface of his body. However…
Qin Yu was smiling!
"Although the time was very short, but I still managed to step onto the ninety ninth step." Qin Yu felt that his heart was beating extremely fast. "If the Exalted Celestials were to keep their promise, as I have stepped onto the ninety ninth step, they should appear to see me."
Qin Yu involuntarily clenched his fists. His body was also slightly shivering.
In his mind, the Meteoric Tear shot out a ray of green light. In a blink of an eye, Qin Yu's injuries were completely healed. Qin Yu stood up, he looked to the three side palaces.
Hao Jun appeared before the entrance of the Unfettered Palace.
"Qin Yu's perseverance is astonishing. He has finally reached the ninety ninth step of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. The Unfettered Exalted Celestial has commanded, Qin Yu is allowed to enter the Unfettered Palace." Hao Jun's clear and sonorous voice sounded through the entire Levitation Island.
Everyone who heard this voice was shocked. Even Duanmu Yu who was sitting cross-legged with closed eyes opened his eyes in shock. He looked to Qin Yu.
"What? He managed to ascend the ninety ninth step?" Zhou Xian who was currently smiling and chatting with Yao Lin immediately turned around. He looked to Qin Yu. He had a sense of disbelief in his eyes!
Duanmu Yu, Kuiyin Hou, Shentu Fan… and all the other people had gathered over here.
Every one of them was looking at Qin Yu with shocked expressions.
The current Qin Yu had a smile on his face.
Duanmu Yu walked over to Qin Yu. Within his eyes were shock, exclaim, experience and admiration. After a short moment of time, he smiled and exclaimed. "Qin Yu, I truly never expected you to be able to ascend to the ninety ninth step. I, Duanmu Yu, admire you!"
Kuiyin Hou also walked over. He had a joyous expression in his eyes. "Qin Yu, you actually managed to ascend to the ninety ninth step, I also admire you."
"And I." Shentu Fan also walked over.
Unlike Zhou Xian, Qin Yu had been striving his hardest to climb the steps over and over again. Exactly how many times Qin Yu had failed in this past half year, the people surrounding him didn't know at all. However, they knew… that Qin Yu had failed numerous times every day.
He had unceasingly attempted to climb the steps for half a year.
Qin Yu finally succeeded!
He who was not a Godking actually managed to ascend to the top of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps!
This was a record in the entire Divine Realm!
"Brother Qin Yu, His Exalted Celestial is awaiting you in the Unfettered Palace." Hao Jun's voice sounded from above. Qin Yu slightly nodded and then said to Duanmu Yu, Shentu Fan and them as he clasped his hands. "Everyone, I shall go up there first."
Duanmu Yu and them all nodded while smiling.
Under the gaze of everyone, Qin Yu climbed up the flight of steps leading to the Unfettered Palace. For majority of these people, they were looking at Qin Yu with gazes of admiration. As for Zhou Xian who had already received a gift bestowed by the Thunder Punishment Exalted Celestial, he was instead feeling upset.
Qin Yu was also about to obtain a gift from the Exalted Celestial.
At that moment, it would only be him and Qin Yu who had obtained a gift bestowed by the Exalted Celestials. However, Qin Yu had obtained that through climbing the ninety nine steps of the Heaven Connecting Flight of Steps. What about him?
"Brother Hao Jun." After climbing the steps, Qin Yu greeted Hao Jun.
"His Exalted Celestial is in the garden behind the Unfettered Palace." Hao Jun pointed the way to Qin Yu. Qin Yu nodded and smiled thankfully. He then stepped into the Unfettered Palace.
"I've finally succeeded." While walking on the road, Qin Yu felt a trace of excitement. However, at the moment when he came closer to the entrance of the garden, Qin Yu felt a bit nervous.
He was about to meet an Exalted Celestial!
The Exalted Celestials that are said to be extremely mysterious and hard to find. Even the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan had never met an Exalted Celestials before. Yet he, Qin Yu, was soon to be able to meet an Exalted Celestial.
With a step, Qin Yu walked past the entrance of the garden.
Qin Yu immediately calmed his mind. To be more exact, the simple, unadorned and tranquil atmosphere of the garden had affected Qin Yu. After entering the garden, Qin Yu looked around.
A proud, aloof and thin figure. He had his hands behind his back and had his back toward Qin Yu.
Qin Yu immediately focused upon this purple gowned thin figure. By looking at his back view, he ought to be a man. Qin Yu's heart started to slightly beat faster: 'Is this man the legendary… Unfettered Exalted Celestial?'
As Qin Yu looked to him, this purple gowned man also turned around.
"How does the Unfettered Exalted Celestial look?" Qin Yu was unable to take his eyes off the purple gowned man. When the purple gowned man turned around and faced Qin Yu, Qin Yu's focus was instead fixed upon that man's eyes.
Those eyes were actually dark red!