Volume 17 – Godking's Blood - Chapter 22 – Ice Mansion Underworld
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
"What a strange mist."
Like an immortal couple from paintings, Qin Yu and Jiang Li were floating in front of this area of black mist which occasionally expanded and occasionally contracted. Qin Yu gasped in admiration.
To the ice island's residents, the rolling black mist before them signified 'death.'
"Brother Yu, this black mist is a kind of special energy. It is the complete opposite of my Life Elemental Energy. To be more accurate, it is a bit more special than my Life Elemental Energy." Jiang Li said with a frown.
Jiang Li was now the new Godking of Life. She also possessed the same understanding of the soul as Zuo Qiumei from back then.
"Li'er, you're saying that this black mist is even more powerful?" Qin Yu was completely ignorant of this matter.
Jiang Li nodded her head with certainty. "Not only can my Life Elemental Energy restore the soul, it can also recover the body's injuries. As for this black mist, it is completely focused towards the soul and does not have the slightest attack power against the body."
"It specifically attacks the soul?" Qin Yu laughed. "Li'er, let's go in."
No matter how powerful this Godking of Death was, she would not be able to use the dispersed black mist to injure Qin Yu, much less Jiang Li who had succeeded Zuo Qiumei.
Once he entered into the range of the black mist, Qin Yu felt that this black mist was trying to enter his body to attack his soul.
With an intention from Qin Yu, the Dark and Yellow Energy on the surface of the Divine Spear Waning Snow that was floating beside his Nascent Soul slightly trembled. Like encountering a predator, the black mist rapidly shrank back and was unable to approach Qin Yu at all.
The Dark and Yellow Energy, this mystical energy that was created during the splitting of the Heaven and Earth, how could its might possibly be something that this black mist could compete with? They were in two completely different classes.
Qin Yu looked at Jiang Li beside him. At this moment, Jiang Li's body was faintly radiating a jade green light. The black mist was also unable to approach her in the slightest.
Inside the region covered with the black mist was a mansion created with hundreds of millions of years old cold ice. Although this mansion was built extremely majestically, there was not a single person inside. Both Qin Yu and Jiang Li managed to discover that in the main hall of this mansion was a tunnel which led directly underground.
"Brother Yu, there's a tunnel which leads directly to the Ice Cave Palace located several tens of thousands of miles underneath the ice island ahead. Should we go through the tunnel or should we directly teleport down?" Jiang Li looked at Qin Yu.
Qin Yu grew silent for a moment.
"Let's directly teleport to the entrance of the underground palace." Everything underneath the ocean was covered with Qin Yu's Spatial Energy and under his observation. That tunnel which led down to the underground palace was extremely dark and filled with the black mist.
An unimaginable amount of cold ice in the region several tens of thousand miles underneath the center region of the ice island was hollowed out. This hollowed cave formed a practically perfect cold ice palace.
This palace possessed a circumference of a thousand miles. The amount of cold air which lingered inside this palace appeared like illusions. Outside of the palace was a great amount of black mist lingering about. What was strange was that this black mist actually never entered the palace in the slightest.
Qin Yu and Jiang Li appeared before the palace entrance gates.
"Other than the Godking of Death, there's twelve female Heavenly Deities in this palace. Surprisingly, not a single one of these twelve female Heavenly Deities are here to guard the entrance gates." Qin Yu said with a smile.
This couldn't be blamed upon those twelve Heavenly Deity maids. Those who could pass through the mist of death' and come to the palace's entrance gates were not people that they could stop.
"That Godking of Death is located in the palace hall below the main hall of this palace. Brother Yu, let's go." Jiang Li managed to sense the location of the Godking of Death.
Qin Yu lightly nodded.
Under the gaze of his Spatial Energy, Qin Yu was able to clearly see that below this Ice Cave Palace was another palace. This palace was covered completely with the black mist. The black mist that covered the outside came precisely from this palace.
On the corridor outside the main hall of the Ice Cave Palace walked two maids wearing jade green dresses.
"Second sister, our lady is about to come out from her seclusion training. The leisurely days that we had are soon to be gone again." A petite woman said.
"Seventh sister…" The other maid's gaze was fixed inside the main hall.
"What's wrong?" The petite 'seventh sister' looked at her 'second sister' with surprise.
"I think I heard something just now. It seemed to be coming from the tunnel below the main hall." The second sister had grown a bit worried.
Hearing what her second sister said, the seventh sister said carefreely. "Second sister, rest assured. Our lady is training down there, who would dare to go in there? Even if someone did, they'd just be throwing away their lives."
"That's true." The second sister nodded. However, she still took a glance at the entrance of the tunnel in the main hall. Only after that did she leave with her seventh sister.
Countless amounts of black mist had covered the entire underground palace. One simply couldn't see through it using only one's eyes. However, Qin Yu and Jiang Li were both able to clearly tell the path.
Inside this underground mansion was a spiraling tunnel. Qin Yu and Jiang Li were walking alongside each other. Step by step, they walked downwards.
Qin Yu had come here to invite the Godking of Death. Thus, he naturally did not wish to offend her. While in the tunnel, he was clearly speaking. "I am Qin Yu, with…" Qin Yu's voice suddenly stopped.
That was because…
Countless loud and clear sounds of bells were heard. The sound of those bells were all different. When all the bell sounds combined, they actually managed to give birth to a strange penetrating energy. Qin Yu began to feel a bit dizzy. However, although he felt a bit dizzy, the influence was not major.
"Brother Yu, this is a common attack that Zuo Qiulin uses… it's called the Soul Drawing Noise. Although it does not possess a strong attack against the soul, it is able to cause one to become unable to concentrate. Although it does not directly do any damage, it can still greatly affect a battle." Jiang Li said to Qin Yu via voice transmission.
Qin Yu nodded in his heart.
"I am Qin Yu, with me is my wife Jiang Li. Godking of Death…" Qin Yu was about to speak more when a hoarse old lady-like voice sounded. "Shut up. You who have dared to step into my cultivation area have already committed a capital offense."
In an instant, the sound of the bells suddenly became fiercer. Qin Yu felt a needle pricking pain to his soul. The Divine Spear Waning Snow beside Qin Yu's Nascent Soul immediately gave off a sound. The sound coming from the Divine Spear Waning Snow actually weakened the pain that Qin Yu felt by a large margin.
"Although this Dark and Yellow Energy is mysterious and profound, I am only able to use it through the Divine Spear Waning Snow." Qin Yu sighed in his heart.
Qin Yu was naturally extremely clear about the miraculousness of the Dark and Yellow Energy. However, the current Qin Yu was only capable of infusing the Dark and Yellow Energy into weapons and did not possess any other method to use the Dark and Yellow Energy.
"Brother Yu, are you alright?" Jiang Li held Qin Yu's hand. A ray of Life Elemental Energy instantly entered Qin Yu's mind. Qin Yu's Nascent Soul immediately absorbed this Life Elemental Energy.
Qin Yu immediately felt that his Nascent Soul had become a lot more full.
"Humph, Life Elemental Energy?"
A cold and hoarse humph was heard. After that, both Qin Yu and Jiang Li felt a burst of gale. Countless black bells came smashing at Qin Yu and Jiang Li like a strong gale.
Qin Yu started to get a bit angry.
He had merely not wanted to offend this Godking of Death, could it be that this Godking of Death thought they he would not be able to handle her?
"Godking of Death, I came here with no malice." Qin Yu's deep and low voice sounded in the dark palace. At the same time, the Divine Spear Waning Snow appeared in Qin Yu's hand.
With a tremble of his arm, the Divine Spear Waning Snow turned into countless number of spear silhouettes. Each and every spear silhouette soared outward like a dragon. In an instant, it had jolted those bells away.
"You have some skills."
As the sound was still being heard, a strip of silk ribbon streaked across the air and was about to wrap around Qin Yu in an instant.
"Brother Yu, this is the Godking of Death's attack weapon, Soul Beckoning Silk. Once one gets bound by it, the Nascent Souls of ordinary Godkings would be unable to withstand it." Jiang Li immediately said to Qin Yu via voice transmission.
Hearing what Jiang Li had said, Qin Yu was unable to refrain from becoming angry.
He had repeatedly exercised forbearance. Yet, this Zuo Qiulin actually wanted to kill him!
Qin Yu directly teleported away to dodge the Soul Beckoning Silk. He then coldly humped and said. "Zuo Qiulin, if you continue on like this, then you will no longer have another opportunity to use this Soul Beckoning Silk again."
Earlier, when faced with the attack from the Soul Beckoning Silk, Qin Yu was completely capable of breaking the Soul Beckoning Silk off to pieces with his Divine Spear Waning Snow. Merely, once he cut it apart, it would become hard for him to try to talk to Zuo Qiulin.
"Humph, try it if you can." That Soul Beckoning Silk once again arrived before Qin Yu. Just with this Soul Beckoning Silk coming close to his face, Qin Yu felt that his Nascent Soul started to tremble.
Qin Yu did not doubt at all that once he gets bound by this Soul Beckoning Silk, his Nascent Soul would probably really be shattered.
Qin Yu's body suddenly swayed. He shifted horizontally several meters. At the same time, the Divine Spear Waning Snow in his hand moved. It violently stirred up that Soul Beckoning Silk. The Dark and Yellow Energy on the shaft of the Divine Spear Waning Snow started to faintly move.
The Soul Beckoning Silk actually loosened and then disappeared.
Wind suddenly appeared in the palace hall filled with black mist. Just like this, all of the black mist actually dispersed. The underground palace hall had finally revealed its true appearance.
The underground palace hall was spacious and empty. What shocked Qin Yu the most was… the ice that formed the underground palace hall was actually black in color. After he carefully observed the black ice, he found out that the black mist was actually slowly flowing within the black ice.
In the center of the underground palace hall, on top of the black lotus flower throne, sat cross-legged an extremely beautiful black gowned woman. The black gown possessed the design of various little black bells. Wrapped around her arms was a long black silk.
Godking of Death Zuo Qiulin.
At this moment, Zuo Qiulin was looking at Qin Yu and Jiang Li. She sneered and then said with a hoarse voice. "Qin Yu, you truly didn't lie. That spear of yours is indeed capable of breaking apart this Soul Beckoning Silk of mine. Seeing that your attitude is pretty good, I shall give you the opportunity to speak. Go ahead, tell me, what did you come here to find me for?"
"She's indeed the same as in the memories." Jiang Li looked to Zuo Qiulin and displayed a joyous expression on her face.
Zuo Qiulin and Zuo Qiumei's appearances were practically the same. Merely, the personalities of the the two were completely different. When seeing Zuo Qiulin who had exactly the same appearance as Zuo Qiumei, Jiang Li was naturally a bit moved.
After all, Zuo Qiumei had watched her growing up.
"Senior Zuo Qiulin." Qin Yu was modest. "This is my wife Jiang Li. I reckon that you also managed to tell that my wife possesses the Life Elemental Energy."
Zuo Qiulin coldly glanced at Jiang Li. With a hoarse voice, she said. "The Life Elemental Energy that's a characteristic of my younger sister, I am naturally able to tell. However, my younger sister died a long time ago. For what reason did you two come to find me?"
Jiang Li immediately said. "Aunt Zuo Qiulin…"
"Shut up." Zuo Qiulin raised her eyelid. She sneered. "Do not try to worm your way into being friends with me. I do not know you, if you have anything, speak quickly. After that, leave quickly."
Qin Yu started to frown. This Zuo Qiulin's personality was truly too 'thorny.'
"Senior Zuo Qiulin." Qin Yu directly said. "Zuo Qiumei bestowed great grace upon both Li'er and I. Although she died, Li'er ended up inheriting her strength and became the new Godking of Life. To be frank, currently, the Thunder Punishment City is extremely antagonistic against us. I wish for Senior to assist us and deal with the Thunder Punishment City together with us. Of course… this could also be considered as avenging Senior Zuo Qiumei."
"Your speech sounds better than singing."
Zuo Qiulin sneered. "The death of my younger sister is not even slightly related to me. You want me to fight the Thunder Punishment City for her? Truly a joke."
"Senior Zuo Qiulin, please rest assured. That Thunder Punishment City only possesses Four Great Godkings. I myself am capable of handling two of them. Li'er and Godking Yi Feng are also capable of fighting. If you join us, it would only allow us to possess overwhelming superiority against them." Qin Yu said directly.
Zuo Qiulin sneered.
"You two can leave now." Zuo Qiulin said indifferently.
Qin Yu and Jiang Li felt a burst of helplessness in their hearts.
"You want me to fight without giving me any benefits, truly dreaming." Zuo Qiulin once again sat back down in a cross-legged position. "The majestic new Craftsman God actually tried to invite me with merely words? Truly a joke."
Although Zuo Qiulin's voice was quiet, Qin Yu managed to hear it clearly.
Qin Yu and Jiang Li glanced at once another. They were both startled. Immediately after that, they both displayed a smile on their faces.
"Senior Zuo Qiulin, it is our fault. What might Senior want? This Junior would definitely try his best to satisfy Senior's request." Qin Yu promptly said.
Zuo Qiulin cast a glance at Qin Yu. She then said very slowly. "Do you have a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure? If not, then I can reluctantly deal with second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure."
Hearing those words, Qin Yu became suspicious.
This Zuo Qiulin, she rejected them that firmly earlier, how come she became so easy to speak with now?"