Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain - Chapter 3 Relief Sculpture Tunnel
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
"Asura Godking, what is this Relief Sculpture Tunnel?" Qin Yu asked.
The Asura Godking looked at Jiang Lan beside him with a smile on his face. "Jiang Lan, it's better for you to explain it to Qin Yu." Jiang Lan smiled and nodded. He then looked at Qin Yu and said. "Little Yu, last time, after the Exalted Celestial Mountain descended, the tunnel that allowed us to enter the Exalted Celestial Mountain was the Relief Sculpture Tunnel. As for whether or not things will be the same this time around, that is an uncertainty… I'll roughly explain to you the Relief Sculpture Tunnel that appeared last time."
"This Relief Sculpture Tunnel will appear at the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. Once the Godkings enter the tunnel, they will not be able to fly anymore, much less teleport. Inside the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, one can only walk using one's legs. Only after exiting the Relief Sculpture Tunnel and entering the Exalted Celestial Mountain will they be able to fly, teleport and so on." Jiang Lan simply explained.
There was no need to know what exactly the Relief Sculpture Tunnel was in detail. All one needed to know was that once one entered the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, one would not be able to fly and teleport.
"Unable to fly and teleport?"
Qin Yu began to ponder. In order to cause Godkings to be unable to teleport, one merely needed to use Spatial Freezing. However, to be able to make Godkings unable to fly… this was truly frightening.
To be able to allow Godkings to walk but not fly. What sort of remarkable ability was this?
At the very least, this was something that Qin Yu could not do.
"Qin Yu, I shall go and greet an old friend of mine first. Please excuse me." Asura Godking Luo Fan's voice woke Qin Yu up from his thoughts.
Qin Yu immediately smiled and nodded. "There is no need for the Asura Godking to care about me."
After that, Qin Yu, Jiang Li, Jiang Lan and Yi Feng ended up being together. The scarlet red colored Exalted Celestial Mountain was still descending with a very slow speed.
"Brother Yu, how many Godkings do you think have yet to show up?" Jiang Li asked with a smile.
A total of forty four Godkings were gathered here. From Jiang Li's point of view, she believed that practically every Godking of the Divine Realm was gathered here. Those who hadn't shown up yet could be counted with one's fingers.
Qin Yu gazed at his surrounding.
"There are Three Godkings who haven't come. Including that Godking from the Western Sea's Blood Sea." Qin Yu said with a light smile. "Of course, if someone is capable of escaping my inspection, then there would be more than only three Godkings. If such a person exists, then that person would likely be at about the same level as the Blood Sea's Godking."
Before the Four Great Godkings of the Thunder Punishment City launched their assault on the Fog City, the total number of Godkings in the Divine Realm was forty nine. Merely, the battle from not long ago had caused the death of Zhou Tong and Zhou Wulian. Thus, the number of Godkings in the Divine Realm had been reduced to forty seven.
While Qin Yu and Jiang Li were chatting, the base of the floating Exalted Celestial Mountain finally descended onto the surface of the Asura Sea. Right after the base touched the sea surface, it stopped descending.
A sound of metal colliding suddenly sounded from the base of the Exalted Celestial Mountain and echoed through all directions. In the blink of an eye, this noise had resonated through the entire Divine Realm. All of the Godkings in the surroundings of the Exalted Celestial Mountain were startled when they heard this noise. After that, they were all woken up and, taking the same action without prior consultation, they all began to fly toward the location where the sound came from.
"This sound?" Qin Yu was a bit confused in his heart. Beside him, Jiang Li was also confused.
"The Relief Sculpture Tunnel has opened." Jiang Lan said with a smile. "Little Yu, do not worry. There's no danger right now. We can just go in directly… even if there was danger, I doubt there would be many people capable of harming you."
Immediately after, Jiang Lan, Zuo Qiulin and Yi Feng all began to fly towards the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain's base. Qin Yu's New Cosmos' Spatial Energy had covered the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain. In an instant, he discovered the change that had occurred to the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
The water surface below the Exalted Celestial Mountain was completely peaceful. It was peaceful like mirror. There was no movement of water at all.
Below the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain was actually a man sized entrance tunnel that was emitting a boundless amount of black light. This sole tunnel that appeared ought to be the Relief Sculpture Tunnel that the Asura Godking, Jiang Lan and them spoke of.
"What a sharp aura."
Merely by touching the black light emitted by the entrance of the tunnel with his New Cosmos' Spatial Energy, Qin Yu was able to feel the oppression given by this tunnel. It even gave his New Cosmos' Spatial Energy a sense of oppression.
"Li'er, let's go and check it out." Qin Yu looked to Jiang Li. She smiled and nodded.
The two of them immediately flew out together. The tunnel the height of a man at the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain was only a foot away from the water surface.
At this moment, one Godking after another was entering the tunnel. Many of the Godkings had indifferent expressions on their faces. However, their gazes displayed their cautiousness. When they saw Qin Yu and his wife Jiang Li flying towards them, the Godkings who were in line immediately moved aside.
"Godking Qin Yu, you two can go first." A Godking from the Utmost Southern Region's Light Lens City, Duanmu Liu, said with a smile on his face.
Qin Yu did not bother to decline. That was because he also knew that it was meaningless for him to decline. He smiled to the various Godkings and entered the black light tunnel while holding Li'er's hand.
When he stepped into the tunnel, Qin Yu's heart was became completely calm.
"So this is the Relief Sculpture Tunnel." A light smile appeared on Qin Yu's face. Jiang Li was holding Qin Yu's hand and leisurely checking out the Relief Sculpture Tunnel as if she were on a sightseeing tour.
The Relief Passage Tunnel was a straight tunnel.
The width of the tunnel was only wide enough to allow two to three people to walk side by side. The entire tunnel was composed of black ores. At the same time, there were numerous relief sculptures on the two walls.
"These sculptures, they're truly, truly botched." Qin Yu examined for a long time, in the end he lowered his head and sighed. "Although the relief sculptures toward the end of the tunnel are much better than the ones near the entrance, they're still botched…"
The first step of crafting an artifact, the crafting of the Artifact Embryo, involved the knowledge of drawing, carving and various other things. Thus, Qin Yu was naturally qualified to scrutinise these relief sculptures.
"I think they're okay." Jiang Li said with a smile. "The relief sculptures of this Relief Sculpture Tunnel, each one is better than the last. It's a constant progress. I think that once we reach the end… the relief sculptures ought to be able to surprise us."
Qin Yu smiled.
He was truly curious as to who it was that placed all these relief sculptures here. These sculptures that did not even manage to accomplish the state of combining nature with carving, to take out even such works, was this person trying to disgrace himself?"
"According to what the Asura Godking, Uncle Lan and them had said, this Relief Sculpture Tunnel also appeared during the last Exalted Celestial Mountain. Could it be, could it be that the master of this Divine Realm's Cosmos was deliberately taking it out to show to everyone?"
Qin Yu became curious.
What exactly did these relief sculptures signify?
As they continued to walk forward, Qin Yu became more and more shocked. That was because the further they walked, the more skillful the relief sculptures on the walls became. When they reached the end of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, that last relief sculpture was something that even caused Qin Yu's heart to become alarmed and body to leap.
The final relief sculpture was a sword!
The sword energy was ripping apart the vast sky!
There was nothing that it could not overcome!
"What an astonishing sword aura!" Seeing this final relief sculpture, a sense of resonance appeared in Qin Yu's heart. He had an extremely wondrous feeling… It was like the feeling when the Universal World shattered into the world of the New Cosmos.
It was extremely wondrous. Qin Yu involuntarily stopped his footstep. His gaze continued to fix upon the relief sculpture. One after another, the Godkings behind them walked pass them. Only Qin Yu continued to stand there. Beside Qin Yu, Jiang Li was also a bit confused as to why Qin Yu was paying attention to this relief sculpture the entire time.
"Brother Yu, we've reached the end of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel. Let's walk out." After a long period of time, Jiang Li finally spoke.
"Oh." Qin Yu was woken back up. "Okay, let's go out."
Holding Jiang Li's hand, Qin Yu walked out of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel with her. After they walked out of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel, the scene before them changed. When they were outside, the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain appeared to be scarlet red in color.
The truth was, that scarlet light was merely the membrane.
The true Exalted Celestial Mountain was mainly composed of bluestones and yellowstones. This location was a rugged terrain filled with strange stones. Occasionally, there would even be springs. There was also thick green algae. All of these had signified the history of the Exalted Celestial Mountain.
"Huff!" "Huff!" "Huff!" "Huff!" …
In the sky that surrounded the Exalted Celestial Mountain, one by one, figures began to soar into the sky. The majority of the Godkings had soared into the sky. Merely, no matter how they flew, they were unable to fly past the red membrane, the Godking's Cage.
"Little Yu." Jiang Lan flew over.
"Uncle Lan." Qin Yu and Jiang Li greeted him.
Jiang Lan said with a smile. "How was it? What do you two think about this Exalted Celestial Mountain?"
"It's alright. The Relief Sculpture Tunnel left behind the deepest sensation." Qin Yu began to remember those various relief sculptures. Qin Yu suddenly had a guess… "Those ought to be relief sculptures that an expert gradually carved during his growth. That final relief sculpture was the work of apex."
"Deepest sensation?" Jiang Lan was surprised.
"Uncle Lan, didn't you sense how extraordinary that final relief sculpture was?" Qin Yu said with a smile.
Jiang Lan smiled and said. "The final relief sculpture had imbued the sword energy of the sword path within it, what is extraordinary about that?"
"No, it's different."
Qin Yu shook his head. "I can sense that that relief sculpture contained a very special 'path.' Merely, my cultivation path is different from it and thus I am unable to completely sense it. However, merely by sensing it, I was already sufficiently stunned."
"Truly?" Jiang Lan was astonished.
In all these years, he had never found those decorational relief sculptures of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel to be extraordinary.
Qin Yu was about to reply. However, at this moment, misty cyan lights appeared from the mountain peak located over a million miles away from the foot of the Exalted Celestial Mountain. The cyan lights had actually dyed the entire Exalted Celestial Mountain to a faint cyan color.
"It appeared? This quickly?" Jiang Lan was surprised.