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Volume 15 – Splitting the Heaven and Earth Apart - Chapter 3 – Uncle Fu's Storage Ring
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
People come and go. From a glance, this Divine Spiritual Stone Mine was densely packed with people. Merely the people walking outside the mine were already in the several tens of thousands. Who knows how many more might be inside the mine digging out Divine Spiritual Stones?
"So lively. There's so many ascenders?" Seeing how lively it was, Hou Fei was unable to refrain his excitement.
Huang Xu frowned. He said coldly. "Behave yourself. If you were to provoke any big shot here and get killed as an effect, you can't blame anyone other than yourself."
Hou Fei's brows immediately started to shiver. He was overflowing with anger. However, he still restrained himself.
"Of the miners here, only a small portion of them are ascenders. The majority of them are Deities that have come here voluntarily." Huang Xu then started to answer the question that Hou Fei presented earlier. "In the Divine Realm, it is extremely hard for one to live comfortably. There are three ways, either you are very strong, in possession of a very good amount of courage and insight or originate from a very powerful background. If you possess neither of these, like the majority of the people, then you could only rely on yourself."
"Mining here, those people would possess the same salary as the ascenders." Huang Xu pointed to the people in the distant mining.
"Salary of ascenders?" Qin Yu frowned.
Not long after, Huang Xu and them proceed to bring Qin Yu and them to a place.
"Qin Yu, Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Song Hui, Shi Tian."
A serious looking female said in a cold voice. "The five of you, listen carefully. From today on, you five shall be workers of this Divine Spiritual Stone Mine affiliated with the Yuchi City."
"Your mission is to deliver Divine Spiritual Stones once per year. Every time you deliver the Divine Spiritual Stones, you are to deliver three thousand six hundred Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. You are to do this every year. If you were to deliver less than the amount for a certain year, you are to make up for it the next year. If the second year wasn't enough, then you are to make up for it the third year! If after a thousand years, you still did not finish your mission, then you all are to continue to mine. Furthermore, during the days of mining, you all are not allowed to hide away the Divine Spiritual Stones. Against the search of experts, unless you all possess storage Divine Artifacts, it would be impossible for you to conceal the Divine Spiritual Stones."
Saying this here, that woman started to display a smile.
Storage Divine Artifact, merely by the fact that there had not been a single Storage Divine Artifact being discovered in all those years in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, one could tell how precious the Storage Divine Artifacts are. Using a Storage Divine Artifact to steal some Divine Spiritual Stones?
Who would be that senseless?
"Well then, this is the key for the your rooms that you all shall live in. You all can leave your Divine Spiritual Stones in the room. Other than those who possess the key, no other people would be able to open the room. Well then… you all can go and mine now. Remember, you must come and deliver the goods once per year. If you were to resist, then your 'Identity Title Plate' shall be destroyed."
Qin Yu and the other four all nodded. Each and every one of them took a hexagonal key from the woman.
After Qin Yu and his brothers separated from the couple Song Hui and Shi Tian, they did not go back to their residence at all.
"Big brother, this Divine Realm seems to be pretty boring." Said Hou Fei with his lips curled up.
"No, it's very interesting." Qin Yu was filled with vitality. He looked to the surroundings. "Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, according to what I know, this Divine Realm is a lot more complicated than what you two are imagining it to be."
And right at this moment…
Qin Yu and his brothers all looked to the sky.
They saw a middle aged man with a resolute and grim appearance flying past the sky. That man would even occasionally look to the ground. However, his disdainful look as if he was standing above everyone else have instead brought an oppressive sensation to everyone below.
Flying! This was the mark of a Heavenly Deity.
"The three of you ought to have just arrived, right? That person over there is the supervisor of this Divine Spiritual Stone Mine, Lord Yuchi Yang. Lord Yuchi Yang is a person from the most revered family of the Yuchi City, the Yuchi Clan."
A youngster beside Qin Yu and them walked over while smiling.
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
As for Qin Yu, he also had a longing in his heart. The longing to fly. Regardless of whether it was the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm or the Mortal Realm, Qin Yu was capable of flying high up in the sky. However, who would've known that things would be that troublesome in the Divine Realm.
"This Divine Realm is truly peculiar. Only through controlling the space to offset the gravity of the ground would one be able to fly. This requires one to possess a comprehension of the spatial laws of the Low Level Heavenly Deity level." Qin Yu gasped in his heart.
Soon after, Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu entered into a mine cave.
Dark and cold. Qin Yu and his brothers felt a strange sensation after entering the mine cave. This Divine Spiritual Stone Mine was extremely vast. It possessed an circumference of no less than a hundred miles. There were mine caves on the ground which were extremely criss-crossed. After turning left and right, Qin Yu and his brothers had managed to reach the deepest place of the mine cave.
"Big brother, what should we do now?" Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked at Qin Yu.
Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. "Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, the two of you have also heard what those people said earlier. I also know a bit more that I have yet to tell you two. Come, I'll have Uncle Fu tell you two."
With an intention from Qin Yu, the three brothers disappeared.
Inside Jiang Lan's Realm's second layer space.
Qin Yu and his brothers appeared on a piece of meadows. Qin Yu pointed to the ground and then a stone table and four stone chairs appeared on the meadows. Qin Yu and his brothers casually sat down on the chairs. As for Uncle Fu, he had also came here following Qin Yu's intention.
"Uncle Fu." Qin Yu lightly smiled.
Uncle Fu saluted respectfully. "Master, is there something you need me for?"
"Come sit down, tell these two brothers of mine the cruelness of the Divine Realm." Said Qin Yu with a light smile.
Uncle Fu nodded. He sat down following the orders. Qin Yu and his brothers had even toasted cups of wine and started drinking carefreely.
"The cruelness of the Divine Realm, first the environment is cruel. At locations far from the cities, the Divine Spiritual Energy is extremely violent and simply cannot be absorbed to train. Furthermore, in those uninhabited regions, the demon beasts of the Divine Realm would run amok. Although the demon beasts of the Divine Realm possess weak soul cultivation which is inferior to even Low Level Deities, their attack power is relatively strong. For example, Wu Lan!" Said Uncle Fu with a smile.
With an intention from Qin Yu, Wu Lan appeared.
Wu Lan had a face filled with confusion.
Uncle Fu pointed to Wu Lan and said. "Wu Lan, his true form is that of the ruler within the Divine Realm's Ant Clan, 'Blackstain Ant.' If master were to not use the Divine Spear Waning Snow, then it would be very hard for you to defeat Wu Lan."
"Blackstain Ant?" Qin Yu looked to Wu Lan with shock.
Wu Lan looked to Uncle Fu with a confused expression. "Who are you? How come you know my true form? I have seen you before in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm but was unable to recognize who you are."
"You've already become unable to recognize me after I merely changed my appearance a bit?" Uncle Fu smiled lightly.
Uncle Fu's appearance slightly changed. His back became a bit straighter. At the same time, the clothes on his body had also changed. It turned into a jade colored gown with golden borders. On the gown was the word 'Bewitching.'
"Bewitching God Temple's housekeeper?" Wu Lan's eyes were wide open. Only now did he manage to recognize with shock that the man before him was the housekeeper of the bewitching God Temple. Wu Lan was unable to refrain from looking at Qin Yu with an unbelieving expression.
Qin Yu merely smiled.
Qin Yu had only told Hou Fei and Hei Yu of the matter of him becoming the master of the Bewitching God Temple. He had not told anyone else.
"The Blackstain Ant's defense is extremely exceptional. Its strength is also very powerful. Once they pass the tribulation and took on a human form, their strength is comparable to that of a High Level Deity." Said Uncle Fu frankly with assurance. "The Blackstain Ant is the ruler of the Ant Clan. Their strongest aspect is… their ability to control the innumerable amount of Divine Realm's ant beasts. To offend a Blackstain Ant is an extremely frightening thing. That is because he is capable of creating an Ant Swarm!"
Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu all looked at Wu Lan in shock.
Wu Lan smiled bitterly, shook his head and said. "What ruler of ants. Completely useless. For Low Level Heavenly Deity, I am able to control a large number of my subordinates to attack. However, when I encountered a Mid Level Heavenly Deity, I was still obediently captured and then gifted to the master of the Bewitching God Temple."
Uncle Fu smiled. He then continued. "Wu Lan is classified as a powerful Divine Realm's demon beast. The demon beasts of the Divine Realm are also separated into those that are strong and those that are weak. For the weak demon beasts, a Low Level Deity would be able to easily exterminate them. For the strong demon beasts, even a Low Level Heavenly Deity would have to spend a large amount of energy to exterminate them. However, even the strongest demon beast is only capable of fighting against a Low Level Heavenly Deity. After all, when relying merely on strength and numbers, they are useless against the Heavenly Deities who could control the spatial laws."
Qin Yu and his brothers nodded.
Uncle Fu continued. "Hou Fei, Hei Yu, the two of you ought to be able to understand the dangers of the uninhabited areas of the Divine Realm. In those uninhabited areas, other than the dangers from the demon beasts, there are also those vicious and merciless Deities who love to kill others to rob their belongings."
Uncle Fu lightly smiled. "The Divine Realm is a world of extremely cruel competition. In this world, if you do not have strength and power, then you'll be at the lowest rung of the society. If you possess strength and power, then you'll be able to safely live inside the city. If you have even more strength and power and become a Heavenly Deity level expert… Haha, at that time, regardless of whichever city you arrive at, you would not require to show your Identity Title Plate or pay any taxes."
"In the Divine Realm, the Deity stage is the stage of the weak whereas the Heavenly Deity stage is the stage of the strong. Only after one becomes a Heavenly Deity would one be qualified to wander the dangerous and uninhabited regions of the Divine Realm to search for Grandmist Spiritual Treasures or precious medicinal herbs and materials."
Said Uncle Fu as he smiled.
"Back then, the old master would travel tens of millions of miles and cross mountains in order to find all kinds of precious materials. He then created the numerous exceptional Heavenly Divine Artifacts and even Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. His accomplishment and fame spread throughout the Divine Realm. Even the Godkings would have to personally come and request my old master to help them create artifacts… in the entire Divine Realm, other than the legendary Exalted Celestial, even Godkings could forget about making my old master bow to them."
Said Uncle Fu confidently.
Qin Yu's eyes shined.
"Good! Traveling tens of millions of miles in order to wander the uninhabited and chaotic regions." Qin Yu's fighting spirit was burning. "However, in order to travel the tens of millions of miles long journey, I must still take the first step."
"Uncle Fu, are you certain that your speculation of Li'er and Uncle Lan from back then was correct?" Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu.
Uncle Fu said confidently. "Seeing this Jiang Lan's Realm that is even able to control the proportions of time, that person who created the Jiang Lan's Realm was definitely a Godking. Furthermore, he also has a certain level of comprehension toward the temporal laws. These sort of people, there are only that many in the Divine Realm…. thus, master's Uncle Lan was a person of revered status was something that's completely obvious. For even him to be unable to settle the things for you and Jiang Li, it clearly showed that Li'er's family is extremely powerful. Thus, her family ought to be one of the Eight Great Families."
Qin Yu lightly nodded his head. He agreed with Uncle Fu's speculation.
"Master, you can rest assured. As long as you reach the level of artifact craftsmanship at the old master's level and become the number one artifact craftsman in the entire Divine Realm, even the Eight Great Sage Emperors would also rush to you to insist on marrying their daughters off to you." Said Uncle Fu with a smile. "Back then, quite many Godkings have gifted their daughters to the old master. Unfortunately, old master was infatuated with only artifact refinement and creation. His lifelong goal was to create a Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure. Other than that, he simply did not have the mindset to be placed in love and whatnot."
Qin Yu slightly nodded.
"It is also extremely difficult to become an artifact craftsman expert. However, the more difficult it is, the more enthusiasm I have for it. Back then, I was merely a kid that was unable to even train in the Internal Techniques. Yet, even that kid was able to reach this current stage. What else would be impossible?" Qin Yu's eyes shined.
Hou Fei, Hei Yu and Wu Lan all looked at Qin Yu.
"In order to become an expert artifact craftsman, the most important aspect was knowing formation techniques and barriers. Good… in the thousand years that I will be in this mine, I shall be in the Jiang Lan's Realm's second layer space and train in the 'Array Path.' A thousand years outside means that I would have a hundred thousand years in the Jiang Lan's Realm." Said Qin Yu.
"Uncle Fu." Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu. "Do you have any Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones? Every thousand years, we must hand over three thousand six hundred Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. If you can help me with that, I would not need to waste time on digging them in the outside world."
Uncle Fu was startled. "Low Quality? Low Quality?"
Uncle Fu said that twice.
"What's wrong?" Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu in confusion. "Could it be that there aren't any in the Bewitching God Temple?" As he said that, Qin Yu proceed to use his awareness to search the entire Bewitching God Temple. As the master of the Bewitching God Temple, it was extremely easy for him to inspect the Bewitching God Temple.
Suddenly, Qin Yu's eyes were open wide and round like a ball.
In the Artifacts Palace where the Divine Spiritual Stones are kept, there were a lot of Divine Spiritual Crystal Essence, an extremely large amount of Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones and some High Level Divine Spiritual Stones. However, there was not a single Mid Level Divine Spiritual Stone. Much less a Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stone.
Qin Yu suddenly realized.
"Senior Chehou has truly neglected me." Qin Yu smiled bitterly. "He possessed too many treasures that he actually didn't even bother to store the most basic Low Quality and Mid Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. Could it be that I am to bring the High Quality Divine Spiritual Stones to pay the obligation? While it might be fine once, but if I were to do it twice or three times, how would other not suspect me?"
As long as the person has half a brain, they would grow suspicious.
The Divine Elemental Stones that were mined from this mine were mostly Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. Only occasionally would a Mid Quality Divine Spiritual Stone appear. For a High Quality Divine Spiritual Stone to appear was extremely unlikely. As for Top Quality Divine Spiritual Stone? From the entire time of the existence of this mine, only a single Top Quality Divine Spiritual Stone has appeared.
If Qin Yu were to use Top Quality Divine Spiritual Stones to pay his dues every single time, how would others possibly not be suspicious?
"Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stone, Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stone… " Uncle Fu mumbled a couple times. Suddenly, Uncle Fu patted his head and said. "Ah, I remember now."
Uncle Fu waved his sleeve. Suddenly a mountain appeared on the meadows before Qin Yu and them. It was a mountain of things gathered together in a mess.
"That is?…" Qin Yu and them looked to that 'mountain' in surprise.
Uncle Fu laughed and said. "When I am bored, I would usually research formation arrays and barriers. When researching formation arrays and barriers, I am required to use crystal stones to set up the formation arrays and barriers to conduct experiments. I didn't wish to use High Quality Divine Spiritual Stones to set up formation arrays and barriers due to their expensiveness. As I am merely conducting experiments, why should I go and use the good Divine Spiritual Stones? Thus, back then, I had exchanged for a large amount of Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones. Using Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones to set up formation arrays and barriers to experiment with, that I do not feel pained when doing."
"In this pile of stuff, other than Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones, there are also many common crystal stones of all different kinds of attributes. These are merely a portion of them. There are a lot more in my Storage Divine Artifact Ring." Uncle Fu rubbed his ring as he smiled and said those words.
Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu's ring. The more he looked to it the more happy be became.
"Haha… good, Uncle Fu, from today on, I shall wholeheartedly research those nine hundred scrolls of the 'Array Path.' Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, the two of you can concentrate on training. Uncle Fu, please remind us every time a hundred years have passed so that we can go and deliver those three thousand six hundred pieces of Low Quality Divine Spiritual Stones." Qin Yu ordered.
Mining in the mine for a thousand years. However, Qin Yu and his brothers had instead decided to train in the second layer of the Jiang Lan's Realm for a hundred thousand years.