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Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 60 – The New Craftsman God
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Crimson clouds covered the sky. The Spiritual Treasure Tribulation Lightning descended.
The news of the birth of a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was practically something without the need to be spread as all those who knew about the time when the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure understood that…
Another first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure had been born in the Divine Realm.
"First-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure? It's at the Floating Snow City!" Inside the Thunder Punishment City, Zhou Xian looked in the direction of the Floating Snow City in the distance. His gaze was extremely complicated. "Could, could it be that Qin Yu…"
The matter was extremely simple. Other than the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan who had disappeared, there were only three other grandmaster artifact craftsmen in the Divine Realm. Among them, Duanmu Feng and Ou Yezi were already in the Thunder Punishment City.
The only possibilities for the craftsman of this new first-rate Grandmsit Spiritual Treasure were either Qin Yu or the missing Chehou Yuan reappearing.
Regardless of whether it was Chehou Yuan or Qin Yu who crafted it, the significance was not great. That was because Qin Yu was the new master of the Bewitching God Temple and thus could also be considered as the successor of Chehou Yuan. Even if it was Chehou Yuan who crafted it, it would likely be that he had crafted it for Qin Yu.
"Imperial Father." Zhou Xian looked to Zhou Huo beside him.
Zhou Huo had a complicated expression. He said in a low voice. "You stay here. I'll go to Floating Snow City and see what's going on."
"Yes, Imperial Father." All Zhou Xian could do was to continue to persist in his heart. Without reaching the final moment, he refused to give up. And at this moment, the two grandmaster artifact craftsmen who were still inside the space maintained by Zhou Huo currently did not know what had occurred in the outside world.
Being inside Zhou Huo's space, the two of them could not see what had occurred in the Divine Realm at all.
In addition to the Northwest Sage Emperor Zhou Huo, the Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu, the Asura Godking, the Utmost South Sage Emperor… all the experts were rushing towards Floating Snow City.
A first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was capable of moving the hearts of all the Godkings in the Divine Realm.
At this moment, the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City had become the location where the most of the Godkings had gathered. Over half of the entire Divine Realm's Godkings had gathered here.
Inside the Wood Mansion.
"That scepter?" Right after Jiang Fan walked over, his gaze was fixed upon the scepter in the air. Qin Yu extended his hand and then the scepter flew back into it.
Jiang Fan looked at Qin Yu. He displayed a smile on his face. "Qin Yu, that scepter is the new first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?"
"Precisely." Qin Yu slightly nodded.
Qin Yu still had a pretty decent impression of Jiang Fan. After all, back in the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace, Jiang Fan had supported him. Especially last time, Jiang Fan had explicitly stood behind Qin Yu.
"Who was it that crafted this first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?" Jiang Fan immediately asked. Jiang Fan naturally knew about the relationship between Qin Yu and Chehou Yuan. He was still thinking in his heart that perhaps Chehou Yuan might've helped Qin Yu.
Jiang Lan laughed and said. "This scepter is something that Little Yu personally crafted."
"Oh?" The eyes that Jiang Fan looked at Qin Yu with immediately started shining.
A new Craftsman God!
Qin Yu's status in Jiang Fan's heart had instantly taken a huge leap upward. Jiang Fan's glance that landed on Jiang Li who stood beside Qin Yu with a slightly uneasy expression.
"Oh, Li'er, you're also here? It seemed that you're already familiar with Qin Yu." Jiang Fan said with a smile. The current Jiang Fan wished even greater for Qin Yu to become his son-in-law.
To have a new Craftsman God become his son-in-law, oh how wonderful a thing this would be.
What does a new Craftsman God signify? It signified that his Utmost North Floating Snow City might obtain new first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Although it required a sufficient number of materials, sufficient amount of Grandmist Spiritual energy and Qin Yu to be in his peak condition when crafting; although satisfying all three of these requirements was extremely hard, it was still possible, right?
"Uncle, Second Uncle." A purple gowned young man walked in.
It was the third Godking of the Floating Snow City, Jiang Xing. As a second generation of the Jiang Clan, for Jiang Xing to be able to become a Godking, his talent and willpower were both extremely astonishing.
"Earlier, I saw that the crimson cloud had covered the sky and then the Spiritual Treasure Tribulation Lighting descending upon my Floating Snow City, I started to continuously think that, in the Floating Snow City, there is no one else other than Brother Qin Yu who would be capable of crafting a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure." Jiang Xing had grown extremely enthusiastic. Although he was a grand Godking, he still addressed Qin Yu as 'Brother Qin Yu.'
In the Divine Realm, practically all the Godkings would address a Craftsman God with the same status as themselves and treat him with courtesy.
That was because all the Godkings wanted to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
Those who possessed one already wished for another. As for those who doesn't have any, they naturally wanted to obtain one even more. Thus, one could easily imagine the status a Craftsman God possessed. Ever since the Craftsman God Chehou Yuan disappeared, many Godkings had fallen into despair. The birth of a new Craftsman God had once again brought hope to many Godkings.
If they were to possess a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, then they would become a top notch existence amongst the numerous Godkings.
After all… the majority of the Godkings were all only at the temporal law's first stage, Time Acceleration. There was a small portion of the Godkings who did not even possess the slightest comprehension of the temporal laws.
There was only a single person, the Asura Godking!
He managed to comprehend the second stage of the of the temporal laws, Time Stop! It was precisely because of this that all he became the publicly accepted number one Godking.
Back then, even though he didn't possess a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, merely by relying on his remarkable ability of Time Stop, he already no longer feared the Eight Great Sage Emperors. After he obtained a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, even the Eight Great Sage Emperors were no match for him anymore.
"Haha, today is truly bustling with noise and excitement." Jiang Lan suddenly started laughing.
Jiang Fan and Jiang Xing also started smiling. Jiang Fan looked to Jiang Lan. "Second brother, all those Godkings are outside. Do you plan to allow them to come in?"
"Everyone, come on in." Laughed Jiang Lan in a clear voice.
Those Godkings were relatively considerate for Jiang Lan. Jiang Lan's strength… was rumored to be a bit stronger than even Jiang Fan. The most important aspect was, the Gauze Feather Blade that Jiang Fan had just obtained was already given to Jiang Lan.
After all, it was already sufficient enough for him to possess a single first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
Jiang Fan had given the Gauze Feather Blade to Jiang Lan firstly in hopes of their relationship easing up a bit and secondly to increase the strength of the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City.
"Haha, I am truly envious of Brother Jiang Fan." Following a loud laughter, a middle aged man with long scarlet hair walked in. It was the Utmost West Sage Emperor from Mount Blazing Flame.
Behind the Utmost West Sage Emperor was another person. This person also had long scarlet hair. It was extremely clear that this person was another Godking from Mount Blazing Flame.
"Oh Qin Yu, back when you were in my Utmost Eastern Region's Mount Dazzling Gold, you did not take out a single first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. After you've come to the Floating Snow City, you've just gifted Brother Jiang Fan a Gauze Feather Blade and you've even managed to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure yourself now. Sigh, this is truly causing me to feel envy." The Utmost East Sage Emperor Huangfu Yu stepped over from the middle of the air.
Behind Huangfu Yu were two other people.
The Hundred Flowers Godking Huangfu Liuxiang and the Gold Sword Godking Huangfu Lei. The two of them slightly smiled to the various people present. After that, their gazes were gathered upon Qin Yu.
"Qin Yu, you've truly become more and more amazing. I knew that my eyesight was pretty good." Following a gentle voice, That seductive Blood Demon Queen walked over.
Qin Yu could only squeeze out a slight smile.
"Oh Heavens, isn't this a bit too many Godkings?" Qin Yu felt terrified.
Of the Divine Realm's Eight Great Sacred Lands, the Three Great Godkings from Mount Dazzling Gold, that were related with Qin Yu, had all come. As for the other places, generally two Godkings have come. Only the Thunder Punishment City had a single Godking, Zhou Huo.
Perhaps the Thunder Punishment City also knew that after they have competed with Qin Yu for so long, Qin Yu would not have a favorable impression of them.
Other than the Eight Great Sacred Lands, numerous Godkings from the Three Great Ascender Powers had also come. The gazes that these Godkings had as they looked at Qin Yu were incomparably blazing with passion.
"Qin Yu? Do you still recognize me?" A gray clothed man asked Qin Yu while smiling.
Qin Yu naturally recognized this man. This gray clothed man was precisely the gray clothed man who had taken Hou Fei away back then. At this moment, this gray clothed man had followed the Asura Godking here.
"I am the Heaven Pacifying Godking of the Asura Sea. Back when I first met you, I'd never expected you to be the successor of Chehou Yuan. In a blink of an eye, you've become this powerful already." Said this gray clothed man with a smile.
The entire Wood Mansion was extremely noisy. There were over twenty Godkings gathered here. Back when they were at the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace, the Godkings were seated above Qin Yu. At that moment, they rarely bothered to take note of the people below.
Yet at this moment…
Each and every Godking were beaming with smiles toward Qin Yu. All of their attitudes had become extremely good.
"Grandmaster artifact craftsman and Craftsman God, although the difference between those two titles is merely a single step, the statuses they bring about differ greatly." Seeing this scene, Qin Yu exclaimed in his heart.
This was very normal. Grandmaster artifact craftsmen were capable of at the most crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts and second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures after expending a large number of materials. To Godking level experts, second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures did not possess that much allure.
However, the Craftsman Gods were completely different.
A person would only be qualified to become a Craftsman God once they are able to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Who among this group of people didn't wish to obtain a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?
With this many Godkings gathered, a magnificent banquet ended up being held in the guest hall of the Wood Mansion. The participants of this banquet, other than Qin Yu, the rest of them were all Godkings. Even Jiang Li was not a participant in this banquet.
There were a total of twenty four seats in the guest hall.
Among them, seventeen seats belonged to the Eight Great Families. The other six seats belonged to the Three Great Ascender Powers. As for the final seat, that was Qin Yu's.
On the banquet, Qin Yu became the main focus of everyone present.
"Qin Yu." The Asura Godking smiled as he held his wine cup toward Qin Yu from afar. Qin Yu immediately also held his wine cup up. The Asura Godking continued. "The scene when Brother Chehou crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for me is still vivid within my mind. Never would I have expected that today, Brother Chehou's successor, Qin Yu, your attainments in artifact craftsmanship have already reached Brother Chehou's level. You've become the new Craftsman God, I believe that if Brother Chehou were to know about this, he would definitely be incomparably happy. Oh, that's right, Qin Yu, do you know where Brother Chehou is currently at?"
After the Asura Godking said those words, the entire guest hall grew completely quiet.
The whereabouts of Chehou Yuan was a secret of the Divine Realm. After all, not even Godkings were capable of finding out Chehou Yuan's whereabouts.
If even the Godkings didn't know, how could Qin Yu possibly know?
"Senior Chehou pursued wholeheartedly the apex of artifact craftsmanship. In order to obtain the highest achievement in artifact crafting, in order to craft an 'Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure,' Senior Chehou has long since departed from the Bewitching God Temple. As for his whereabouts, I too do not know about them." Qin Yu said honestly.
"To craft an Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure?"
The Godkings present all looked to each other. They were all deeply shocked. If Chehou Yuan truly managed to craft an Exalted Celestial's Spiritual Treasure, then it would be a frightening matter.
"Brother Chehou seeking for the limit of artifact crafting is definitely honorable and respectable. For this, a toast." The Asura Godking drank his cup of wine with a smile.
This atmosphere of banquet was nevertheless very harmonious.
None of them mentioned anything like asking Qin Yu to help them craft first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. However, all of the Godkings, while remaining calm and collected, were drawing closer their relationship with Qin Yu. All of their attitude toward Qin Yu were all extremely good.
Qin Yu was also coping with all this on the surface.
However, Qin Yu knew very well in his heart that the reason why all those Godkings that were previously proud and aloof now treated him with such courtesy, was because he crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
"Only through possessing strength will one be able to gain respect." Qin Yu thought in his heart.
After the banquet was over, the various Godkings all knew of the general idea of what had happened this time around. Thus, they all enthusiastically bid their farewell with Qin Yu and left one by one.
"Qin Yu, to be honest, I truly wish that you would fail your groom search." When the Utmost East Sage Emperor bid his farewell with Qin Yu, he smiled and said those words to him.
Qin Yu could only smile bitterly.
He already managed to guess what the Utmost East Sage Emperor's following words are.
"If you were to fail, then it would be extremely likely for you to become my son-in-law. However, from the way it seems now, the possibility of you failing is very low low. I am truly envious of that Jiang Fan. Look, see how happily he is laughing." Huangfu Yu pointed at Jiang Fan who stood not far away.
Qin Yu could only smile.
"Your Majesty Sage Emperor, even if I were to become the son-in-law of the Utmost Northern Region's Floating Snow City, I am still Mount Dazzling Gold's Misty Mystic Palace's Palace Master. If in the future Your Majesty has anything that you need my help with, I, Qin Yu, would definitely not refuse." Qin Yu said at once.
The Utmost East Sage Emperor slightly nodded. "With those words you said, I am completely reassured. Well then, I'll be going back. Let's meet again at the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace."
Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace?
Qin Yu understood in his heart that the next time they meet would be the date of the judgement for the third chosen candidate spot.
"I have already steadily obtained this third chosen candidate spot." Qin Yu thought in his heart. It would truly be strange if he doesn't win with a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Moreover…
Who among those Godkings present didn't want to have a better relationship with Qin Yu?
It was likely that the several Godkings that had helped Zhou Xian in the previous judgement were all regretting their decisions now. After all, how could the benefits from the Thunder Punishment City possibly match up against the assistance of a Craftsman God?
And if they were to offend a Craftsman God, oh how much effort would be required to remove that estrangement?
Becoming an enemy of a Craftsman God? Only those who had problems with their heads would enemy themselves with a Craftsman God.
"There's still a long time till the third chosen candidate spot's judgement. In this period of time, I'll go and gather some precious materials and craft some more Grandmist Spiritual Treasures with the Grandmist Spiritual Energy." Qin Yu had made this decision in an instant.
[TL: IET had explicitly stated that the Blood Demon King/Monarch is now the Blood Demon Queen. So I'll go back and change all the rest accordingly. I left the first chapter where she show up as Blood Demon King because Qin Yu was confused about her gender at the beginning.]
Volume 16 – Marriage - Chapter 61 – The Third Chosen Candidate Spot
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
Like wind, the news of the birth of the new Craftsman God spread through the entire Divine Realm. As for this new Craftsman God, Qin Yu, he proceeded to enter his New Cosmos on the same evening when the banquet ended, to begin crafting more Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
These Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were things that he would not tell anyone about.
After all, if he were to take too many out, it'll be very hard for him to explain about why he possessed that many Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As the saying goes, more treasures, less pressure. Thus, the more Grandmist Spiritual Treasures he possessed the better.
In the Thunder Punishment City, the two grandmaster artifact craftsmen Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng had been crafting their artifacts painstakingly for numerous years now. Their achievement of their efforts had also appeared. Ou Yezi's state was extremely good, he actually managed to craft a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. As for Duanmu Feng, he managed to craft a third-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, wasting all the materials and Grandmist Spiritual Energy for nothing.
"Ou Yezi, Duanmu, the two of you can stop crafting." Zhou Huo smiled and said to the two grandmaster artifact craftsmen.
Ou Yezi and Duanmu Feng glanced at each other. The two of them were both confused.
According to their plan from back then, Zhou Huo had prepared enough materials to craft four Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and the two grandmaster artifact craftsmen were both to craft two Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Yet now, they had only crafted a single Grandmist Spiritual Treasure each.
Confused, Ou Yezi asked. "Your Majesty?"
"Haha, it's better that I tell you two. During the period of time when the two of you were crafting, another first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure has been born in the Divine Realm." Although Zhou Huo was smiling, but his complexion was not that good looking.
"First-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure? Born? Was it born by the world or did someone craft it?" Shocked, Ou Yezi asked.
"During the time when the two of you were crafting, you didn't manage to see the scene of the crimson clouds covering the sky from the birth of the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure." Zhou Huo shook his head and said while smiling.
Crimson clouds covering the sky, that was something that only occured when someone crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
"Who crafted it? Could it be that Chehou Yuan has returned?" Duanmu Yu immediately asked.
Ou Yezi said in a low voice. "Could it be that Qin Yu?"
Zhou Huo nodded and said. "That's right, it is that Qin Yu. He managed to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. This third chosen candidate spot for the groom search, my son now has no hope for it anymore."
During the moment when Zhou Huo saw Qin Yu's first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, he had already decided to he would have his son Zhou Xian give up on the third chosen candidate spot.
The number of people coming to visit Qin Yu was extremely numerous. However, not a single person managed to find where he was. This included even Uncle Lan and Li'er. This was because Qin Yu was in his New Cosmos crafting artifacts the entire time. Without his consent, who could possibly be able to enter his New Cosmos?
Time passed. One year, two years… The date of the third chosen candidate's judgement grew closer.
Jiang Li's mood was evidently much better than before. For Qin Yu to be able to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, the final victor of this groom search was practically set in place now.
"Uncle Lan, Big Brother Qin Yu did not come out at all in these several years, right?" Jiang Li also felt a bit anxious.
Jiang Lan smiled and said. "Don't worry. Qin Yu came out once last year. Merely, he quickly returned. Therefore, you didn't get to see him."
"Last year?" Jiang Li was completely confused.
"Last year when he came out, he only did so to borrow some artifact crafting materials from me. Since my artifact crafting ability is not that great, I wouldn't be able to use those materials anyways. Thus, I gave all of them to Little Yu." Jiang Lan said with a light smile.
In regards to artifact crafting, Jiang Lan was only proficient in Spatial Divine Artifacts. As for other types of artifacts, his artifact crafting ability was insufficient for them.
"Borrow artifact crafting materials?"
Jiang Li frowned and said. "Is Big Brother Qin Yu still crafting? Even if he manages to craft a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, what use would there be of it? Why must he exhaust himself so much?" Jiang Li was unable to understand.
Currently, whether it was Jiang Li or Jiang Lan, neither of them knew that Qin Yu's New Cosmos contained within it a boundless amount of Grandmist Spiritual Energy. Qin Yu also didn't manage to have the time to tell them either.
Beads of sweat rolled down Qin Yu's temples. Qin Yu carefully surveyed a long whip that he held in his hand and displayed a satisfied expression in his eyes.
"It's finally done."
Qin Yu exclaimed. "Even if I have a boundless amount of Grandmist Spiritual Energy, I still require good enough materials for crafting."
A total of eighty thousand years. In these eighty thousand years, Qin Yu would always spend a relatively long time to adjust his state before he started every artifact crafting process so that he could be able to obtain the best state of crafting.
In these eighty thousand years, Qin Yu crafted a total of seventy three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
Of the seventy three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, there were two third-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, seventy second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and a single first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!
"Alas, it's a pity that I spent majority of my precious materials on the Purple Mystic Mansion." Qin Yu sighed helplessly. Back then, in order to craft the Purple Mystic Mansion, Qin Yu had invested an awful lot.
All those precious materials ended up becoming ornamental High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.
As for the materials that were capable of crafting High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts, if they were to possess Grandmist Spiritual Energy, then they would become second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Of the precious materials that Chehou Yuan had left behind, not many of them remained.
Later on, Qin Yu proceeded to borrow some materials from Uncle Lan. However, unexpectedly, Uncle Lan ended up giving him that many precious materials. Only because of this did Qin Yu manage to craft a total of seventy three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures at once.
"In order to craft a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure; materials, Grandmist Spiritual Energy, crafting ability and one's state, neither of those requirements can be lacking." Qin Yu had no choice but to sigh.
Of the seventy three Grandmist Spiritual Treasures that he managed to craft, only a single one ended up being a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
The materials used to craft the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure were extremely precious. Furthermore, at the time when Qin Yu crafted it, his state was extremely good. It was so good that it was even better than the time when he crafted the scepter.
Qin Yu flipped his hand and a jade green colored sword appeared in his hand. Hazy light roam through the surface of this sword. At the same time, the sharp aura that the sword gave was so strong that it was shaking even the space surrounding it.
"For the time being, I'll place this sword, Water Splitter,' inside the New Cosmos." With an intention from Qin Yu, this first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure entered the Bewitching God Temple.
Qin Yu didn't dare to bring this weapon to the Divine Realm with him, because he feared that it would cause the crimson clouds to cover the sky again. If that was to happen, then what sort of reaction would those Godkings have? Qin Yu was incapable of imagining it.
It was best for him to not cause too much troubles.
Furthermore, he also didn't plan to publicize the remaining seventy two Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. For the time being, he planned to store them. It would not be too late for him to take them out when he finds a suitable timing.
"The time of the third chosen candidate spot's judgement should be coming soon. I should be going out." Qin Yu disappeared from the New Cosmos.
When Qin Yu returned to the Divine Realm, Jiang Li was extremely happy and ended up staying with Qin Yu for the entire time. Thus, Qin Yu also ended up staying in the Wood Mansion. Hou Fei and Hei Yu would also frequently visit the Wood Mansion to stroll.
"Little Yu, tomorrow is the date of the third chosen candidate's judgement. Have you finished preparing your treasure?" Jiang Lan looked to Qin Yu. He knew that Qin Yu had crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
However, it was still very hard to tell whether Qin Yu would use that first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure as the gift.
After all, it was a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. During the competition for the first chosen candidate spot, Qin Yu had already given a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Thus, would he actually give another?
"This third chosen candidate spot, it is definitely mine to take." Qin Yu flipped his hand and took out that scepter. "With this first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure 'Ten Thousand Willows,' what could Zhou Xian possibly take out?"
In Qin Yu's heart, the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were mere worldly possessions. For Li'er, what could he possibly be unwilling to let go?
Jiang Lan nodded in satisfaction..
On the second day, the Utmost North Sage Emperor's Palace was as lively as before. The thirteen Godkings of the Divine Realm were all gathered in the stage in the palace hall. The various Heavenly Deities below were also discussing among each other. There would also frequently be people going to Qin Yu and trying to chat with him.
Qin Yu had completely become the main focus of the Sage Emperor's Palace.
"Brother Qin Yu, I've heard that you've crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Worthy of admiration, truly worthy of admiration." Zhou Xian who said beside Qin Yu said to Qin Yu with a smile on his face. However, deep within his gaze was a trace of hatred.
Qin Yu was naturally able to guess Zhou Xian's current mood.
"Haha, it's merely luck. Brother Zhou Xian, last time you were completely certain that you'd be able to obtain this third chosen candidate spot. How is the gift that you prepared for this round?" Qin Yu asked with a smile.
Zhou Xian's expression grew sluggish.
"Haha." Zhou Xian forced a laughter. "No matter how good my gift is, it'll still be no match for Brother Qin Yu's."
Zhou Xian knew very well in his heart that the only reason why he managed to win last time was because his Imperial Father had assisted him in the shadows and had the other Sage Emperors support him.
However, although a judge could be prejudiced and support a candidate, they could not do it too obviously.
For example, if Qin Yu were to take out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure while Zhou Xian only presenting a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, then no matter how prejudiced the judges were, they still could not say that the second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was better than the first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
Thus, if the gap was too great, then even if they wanted to help him, they would be incapable of doing so.
Let alone… Qin Yu's current status had taken a huge change. He was already the new Craftsman God. Those Sage Emperors were all regretting that they had helped Zhou Xian and offended Qin Yu. Thus, wouldn't they wish to support Qin Yu as soon as possible today? Thus, how could they possibly go and support Zhou Xian then?
Even if Qin Yu and Zhou Xian both presented a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and even if the one that Qin Yu presented were inferior to that of Zhou Xian's, then Sage Emperors would likely all support Qin Yu.
The Utmost North Sage Emperor Jiang Fan stood up. He was brimming with smiles. In a clear voice, he said. "Today is the date of the judging for the third chosen candidate spot. According to the rules that was established from the state, today's gift shall be testing whose gift is more precious. Haha, the judging today is much easier than last time."
Jiang Lan gazed at the people below. When he saw Qin Yu, he slightly stopped and even smiled to him.
"Now, the seventeen candidates could reveal their gifts starting from the last candidate." Jiang Fan declared directly.
At once, the last candidate, a prince from the Subterranean City stood up. He walked to the center of the palace hall, slightly bowed and said. "Godkings, for this round of contest, I forfeit."
The Heavenly Deities present were all quiet and looking at each other. Merely, the Godkings above were still lightly smiling. Jiang Fan even slightly nodded and said. "Worthy nephew, you can sit down. Next."
"Godkings, I too am forfeiting this round."
In a succession, thirteen candidates had forfeited. Some Heavenly Deities did not understand why, but all those candidates knew very well of the reality.
A contest of whose gift was more precious?
If they cannot even take out a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, then they'd be better off giving up. All of them knew that Qin Yu had crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and that Zhou Xian had asked two grandmaster artifact craftsmen to craft artifacts for him.
From this, everyone knew how determined Zhou Xian and Qin Yu were in winning this contest.
"Next." Jiang Fan said indifferently. It was one thing for a single person to forfeit, but for thirteen people to forfeit in succession had caused even Jiang Fan to be a bit of a bad mood.
At this moment, Zhou Xian stood up and walked to the middle of the palace hall.
"Godkings." Zhou Xian bowed. He then said in a clear voice. "As Brother Qin Yu has crafted a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, I am naturally ashamed to take out my gift. I… am also forfeiting!"
The entire palace hall had suddenly grown silent. Immediately after, the silence was replaced with clamor.
The current groom search possessed two major competitors, Qin Yu and Zhou Xian. This was something that everyone had determined in their heart. Unexpectedly, Zhou Xian actually admitted his defeat.
Qin Yu looked to Zhou Xian who stood in the center of the palace hall. A slight smile appeared on the corner of his mouth. "Forfeit? Of, you've forfeited. In that case, I'll…" Qin Yu have made his decision.
Zhou Xian returned to his seat. He slightly smiled to Qin Yu beside him. "Brother Qin Yu, it's your turn now."
"Next." Jiang Fan's gaze turned to Qin Yu.
All the people present, including even the Godkings on the stage above, all looked to Qin Yu. Each and every Godking had a smile on their face. Their courteous treatment toward Qin Yu was something that all the Heavenly Deities underneath could sense.
Qin Yu stood up. He then walked to the center of the palace hall.
Jiang Fan looked to Qin Yu with a luminous gaze. What he was most hopeful for in his heart was… for Qin Yu to take out that first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
"Godkings, my gift is…" Qin Yu extended his right hand. A long whip appeared in his hand. "This long whip is the most utmost quality weapon amongst second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures."
Jiang Fan's smile had turned slightly sluggish. The Godkings above were also startled.
Zhou Xian who sat back to his seat at the corner had also been startled.
It wasn't a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure! It was merely a top quality weapon among the second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.
Jiang Fan was startled for a very long time before managing to react. He immediately displayed a smile on his face. "This long whip is the top quality weapon among the second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures? Mn." Jiang Fan displayed a satisfied expression.
Qin Yu slightly smiled. He then returned back to his seat.
Right when Zhou Xian announced that he was forfeiting, Qin Yu already made his decision that he did not have to take out his first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and that he would be able to win the third chosen candidate spot with only this top quality second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.
After all, after all the other people had forfeited, could the remaining Kuiyin Hou and Shentu Fang possibly be able to take out a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure? It was even uncertain if they would be capable of taking out a second-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Even if they were able to take out one, it was still likely for there to be more Godkings supporting Qin Yu, the new Craftsman God.