Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 53 – Judgment
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Time passed by extremely fast. In a blink of an eye, only over a month was left till the date of the second chosen candidate spot's determination. The seventeen candidates had all arrived at the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City. They were all calmly waiting for the date of the judging.
Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City. Floating Cloud Mansion.
Snowflakes were swirling in the air. Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu were wearing a gown. The two of them were walking alongside each other on the bluestone road.
"Monkey, the date of the judging is almost here. Why isn't big brother back yet?" Within Hei Yu's frowning brows was a slight worry.
Ever since Qin Yu entered the New Cosmos nine years ago, he hasn't been back.
Hou Fei shook his head. He then curled his lips and said. "Mixed Hair Bird, don't worry too much about it. No matter what, big brother will not miss that significant date. Let's just wait. Isn't there still more than a month left? Sigh, I've been constantly thinking about what the weapons big brother has crafted for us will be?"
Hei Yu started to lightly smile. "Big brother is a grandmaster artifact craftsman. The weapon that he crafts are definitely not ordinary weapons."
"Not ordinary, then what level of weapon do you believe it to be?" A voice sounded.
"At the very least, it will…" Hei Yu suddenly stopped in mid speech.
The voice that spoke earlier was not Hou Fei's. Hei Yu turned his head. A black gowned long haired youth was standing in the distant. Hei Yu immediately cried out in surprise. "Big brother!"
Hou Fei had also grown excited.
"Big brother, did you manage to finish the preparations for your gift?" Hou Fei promptly asked.
Remembering that gift he had prepared, an absolute confidence rushed into Qin Yu's heart. The Purple Mystic Mansion that he had constructed was comparable to a Heavenly Divine Artifact. As for the ornaments within it, there were several hundred Mid Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts and sixty two High Level Heavenly Divine Artifacts. On top of that, there were three miniature spaces. 连幻灵镜，也只是其中的一个装饰品。
Even the Mirage Spirit Mirror was merely an ornament within the mansion.
If such a gift couldn't obtain the win, then Qin Yu would suspect that this groom search might actually not be impartial.
"Gift? Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, the two of you merely need to wait for me to obtain this second chosen candidate spot." Qin Yu said confidently. Seeing how confident Qin Yu was, Hou Fei and Hei Yu felt relaxed in their hearts.
"Oh, that's right. Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, don't the two of you want to see the weapons that I have crafted for you?" Qin Yu gazed at Hou Fei and Hei Yu.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other. They both started smiling.
"Big brother, quickly, show us!" Hou Fei immediately urged.
Qin Yu said while smiling. "Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, your weapons are almost complete. Currently, they are absorbing the Dark and Yellow Energy. They have already been absorbing it for close to a hundred thousand years now. The two weapons have both managed to absorb about five thousandths of the Dark and Yellow Energy. In terms of strength… they are both definitely comparable to that of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure."
"Dark and Yellow Energy?"
Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other. The two of them had also heard about the Dark and Yellow Energy from Qin Yu before. It was the mystical energy that was formed when Qin Yu split apart the Heaven and Earth to form the Universal World.
Even Qin Yu's Divine Spear Waning Snow only managed to absorb a tenth of the Dark and Yellow Energy before reaching complete saturation. Furthermore, its strength had become excessively powerful too.
Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu felt excited and were looking forward to their weapons.
"Currently, these two weapons have not yet reached complete saturation in their absorbing of the Dark and Yellow Energy. However, you two can experience them first." With an intention from Qin Yu, a cyan-black spear and a cyan-black stick appeared in the middle of the air.
The two weapons were both cyan-black colored with a few Dark and Yellow spots.
The two weapons were floating in the air.
In an instant, a special aura started to fill the air. This aura was even more thick and profound than the aura of Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. It also gave off an even stronger sense of intimidation.
This was the special aura that weapons possessed after absorbing the Dark and Yellow Energy.
"Bi-big brother? These are our weapons?" Hou Fei was stuttering. His eyes were firmly fixed upon that stick.
Hei Yu was also staring at that spear.
"You two fools. If these weapons weren't for you two, who else would they be for? The two of you should drip blood on them and become their masters first." Qin Yu said with a chuckle. Hou Fei and Hei Yu both cast a thankful glance at Qin Yu.
Generally, the three brothers did not make any distinction between their weapons and such. However, this time, the two weapons that Qin Yu took out were truly too shocking.
They possessed power comparable to that of first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
In the entire Divine Realm, there were only about ten or so first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. However, it was also only because Qin Yu infused the two weapons with Dark and Yellow Energy that they became this powerful.
Two drips of blood entered the two Dark and Yellow Spiritual Treasures.
Hei Yu extended his hand. The cyan-black spear landed in his hand. Hei Yu began to wave the spear around. Like a roaming dragon, the cyan-black spear traveled back and forth through space and time.
In the space surrounding Hei Yu, the space and time seemed to be changing.
Hei Yu had already managed to comprehend a portion of the spatial laws. As for this cyan-black spear, it also happened to have the two special effects of 'Penetration' and 'Space Piercing.' When the two effects combined with the Flowing Light Spear Path, their might became even more powerful.
Wherever the spear passed, the space would start to fluctuate. Then, with a vibration of the spear's tip, spatial cracks would be ripped by the spear.
"The Flowing Light Spear Path is indeed amazing." Qin Yu gasped in admiration in his heart.
Hou Fei's figure was like that of a phantom. The stick in his hand was soaring and rolling like a wild dragon. It would occasionally rip through space and occasionally pierce through the earth.
Hou Fei was someone who liked to attack with pure power.
As for this stick, its special effects just so happened to be 'Burst' and 'Extreme Weight.' They allowed Hou Fei's attack power to increase many times. Especially with the Dark and Yellow Energy flowing through the two weapons, their aura became even more terrifying.
"With these two weapons, ordinary High Level Heavenly Deities would absolutely be no match against Xiao Hei and Fei Fei." Qin Yu slightly nodded.
Hei Yu suddenly stopped. He held the cyan-black spear in his hand. He looked at the spear. His eyes were radiating a bright light. Overjoyed, he said. "As I train in the Flowing Light Spear Path, this spear shall be called 'Flowing Light.'"
"Gaga, this stick is truly great. As its color isn't black anymore, calling it 'Black Stick' would be a bit awkward. Mn, it's cyan-black in color and also possesses the Dark and Yellow Energy… I'll just call it the 'Dark Cyan Single Aura Stick'." Hou Fei held the Dark Cyan Single Aura Stick and was laughing happily.
Flowing Light, Dark Cyan Single Aura Stick.
"Xiao Hei, Fei Fei, as the two of you have tried out these weapons now, I think you should return them to me so that they can continue to absorb Dark and Yellow Energy until they reach their full saturation." Qin Yu said while smiling.
Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other. They were both reluctant to do so.
Having just obtained a good weapon, who would be willing to let it go? Even though Qin Yu had merely wanted these two weapons to absorb more Dark and Yellow Energy to become even more powerful.
"Big brother, don't worry about it. As it takes a long time to absorb the Dark and Yellow Energy, you should allow us to have some time to play with these weapons first. Big brother, how about you have these two weapons absorb the Dark and Yellow Energy after you finish your groom search?" Hei Yu suggested.
"That's right, let's do that after the groom search." Hou Fei promptly voiced his approval. As he said that, he firmly held the Dark Cyan Single Aura Stick with his two hands.
Qin Yu naturally understood the feelings of his two brothers.
"Haha. Good, let's wait till after the groom search." After all, there was no need to be urgent for this short amount of time. Furthermore, these two weapons were extremely powerful already.
Under the anticipation of a lot of people, the date of the second gift's judgement had finally arrived. At the dawn of this date, the seventeen candidates and a large number of Heavenly Deities who possessed high status and were invited to the groom search, had all gathered in the Imperial City.
Qin Yu was also walking towards the Imperial City bringing with him Uncle Fu and them.
When he reached the city gates of the Imperial City, Zhou Xian and them actually walked over from the other direction.
"Brother Qin Yu." Zhou Xian immediately said with beaming smiles when he saw Qin Yu from afar. Qin Yu originally planned to pretend that he did not see Zhou Xian, however as he was called out by Zhou Xian, he had no choice but to stop.
"So it's actually Brother Zhou Xian. What a coincidence." Qin Yu also said with a smile on his face.
Zhou Xian appeared to be in an extremely good mood. He confidently looked to Qin Yu and Uncle Fu behind him. He smiled and said. "Brother Qin Yu, it seems that you have something planned. Could it be because you've obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror?"
Qin Yu took a glance at the smile on Zhou Xian's face. He then lightly smiled.
Qin Yu knew very well that if Zhou Xian wanted to investigate, then he would definitely be able to find out that Qin Yu had obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror. Furthermore, this Zhou Xian would definitely think of a way to try his best to win this second chosen candidate spot.
"He already knows that I possess the Mirage Spirit Mirror yet still acts this confidently?" Qin Yu sneered in his heart. "Fortunately, I have also prepared myself adequately. With my Purple Mystic Mansion, I do not believe that I would not be able to win against you!"
The Purple Mystic Palace, in terms of treasures, in terms of the techniques used to create it…
If Ou Yezi or Duanmu Feng, the other two grandmaster artifact craftsmen, were to craft the Purple Mystic Palace, then it was likely that they would spend a terrifying amount of time in order to craft it. At the same time, those two grandmaster artifact craftsmen would likely not spend that amount of effect and would likely only craft some Heavenly Divine Artifacts as ornaments.
"Brother Qin Yu, even if you do not respond, I still know about it. However, if you believe that you'll be able to obtain the second chosen candidate spot merely because you obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror, then you are gravely mistaken."
Zhou Xian smiled confidently. He then turned around walked past the Imperial City's city gate while laughing loudly.
"To laugh now, isn't that a bit too early?" Qin Yu also walked past the city gates. As for the various other people that were participating in the banquet, they were all watching passively from the side.
The vast Divine Realm. Currently, the Eight Great Sage Emperors as well as the three Godkings from the Three Great Ascender Powers had all gathered in the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace. This groom search was extremely influential in the entire Divine Realm.
At this moment.
In the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace, the thirteen Godkings sat on the stage above. The various Heavenly Deities down below were all smiling. The seventeen candidates were all seated together in the same row.
"Brother Qin Yu, I've heard that you've obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror?" Kuiyin Hou asked in a low voice.
"Brother Kuiyin, you also know?" Qin Yu said in surprise.
Originally, only he and Duanmu Yu knew about this matter. Who would've thought that this matter had now spread all over.
Kuiyin Hou chuckled and said. "There are no such thing as a wall that doesn't pass through air in this world. Although you've obtained the Mirage Spirit Mirror, I've heard that Zhou Xian has also prepared an extremely exceptional gift. It would appear to me now that the second chosen candidate would be selected between the two of you."
"That's not for certain. None of us seventeen chosen candidates are ordinary. Perhaps a candidate would take out a gift that will stun everyone?" Qin Yu said with a smile.
"Now that you mention it, that's true too. This second chosen candidate spot tests one's diligence and attentiveness. What it seeks is for the gift's novelty. Without the result being shown, everything is hard to determine." Kuiyin Hou nodded and said.
Qin Yu saw that the Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan had stood up. Immediately, Qin Yu smiled to Kuiyin Hou. The two of them both voluntarily grew quiet and raised their head to look toward Jiang Fan on the stage above.
The entire palace hall had grown silent.
Jiang Fan had a warm smile on his face. "Everyone, today is the date of the groom search's second chosen candidate spot's determination. Before we begin the judgement, I believe that everyone also knows that… of the eighteen original candidates, Duanmu Yu of the Utmost Southern Light Lens City has now become a Godking. I also feel extremely honored for Duanmu Yu to be able to achieve a breakthrough and become a Godking during the process of my daughter's groom search."
The various Godkings on the stage all nodded.
"I also feel a bit of regret that Duanmu Yu has withdrawn from the groom search after becoming a Godking." Jiang Fan said with a sigh. He then smiled and said. "However… there are still seventeen candidates present. Each and every one of them is an outstanding talent in the Divine Realm."
Jiang Fan's gaze was cast toward the people below. When he saw Qin Yu, he even smiled to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu knew that his future father-in-law seemed to have a pretty good impression of him. This was also extremely normal. After all, he had taken out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure last time.
"I know that what everyone wants to know the most right now is who will be the second chosen candidate. Good, I too shall not stall for time. Now, the seventeen candidates shall each display their gifts." Jiang Fan's voice had grown higher.
According to the order of the seats.
From the candidate seated last to the candidate seated first. The candidate seated at the last seat was the prince from the Southeastern Region's Subterranean City. He was merely a Mid Level Heavenly Deity.
This prince walked to the center of the palace hall with a smile on his face.
"Godkings, my gift is the 'Heavenly Chaotic Dazzling Star.' This is a relatively peculiar planet that I personally obtained from the lower realm's Mortal Realm. This planet is special because it radiates different kinds of brilliant light at all times. At night, it appears extremely gorgeous. After refining the planet, I have turned it into a small gift."
With a flip of his hand, a fist sized planet appeared above his palm. Seven colored light was continuously changing irregularly. It was indeed extremely peculiar.
To Heavenly Deities, a planet from the Mortal Realm was merely a toy.
One by one, the candidates presented their gifts. With many of the candidates' gifts, Qin Yu was unable to help himself from exclaiming in admiration. They were extremely novel and peculiar.
Seated to the right of Qin Yu was Zhou Xian. Seated to his left was Shentu Fan. Seated at the leftmost seat was Kuiyin Hou.
According to the sequence of order, it was Zhou Xian's time to display his gift. After Zhou Xian would be Qin Yu.
Zhou Xian's face was filled with a confident smile. He walked to the center of the Sage Emperor's Palace's palace hall. "Godkings, my gift is the Nine Phoenix Crown. The peculiarity of this NIne Phoenix Crown, please allow me to explain in details later. As for now, please enjoy the display of the Nine Phoenix Crown."