Nine Of Nine Heavenly Tribulations
At that moment, no one knew what Qin Yu was thinking. However, whatever Hou Fei and Hei Yu were thinking about, instead, were fully displayed on their faces, within their eyes.
“Master still needs to be at ease, this Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations might be powerful, but based on what I heard from master’s words earlier, added to the situations of us three brothers’ Heavenly Tribulations, I think…… no matter what, the strength of the first six Tribulation Lightning Bolts should not be great, and the interval periods between them should be longer. That is why it should still be very safe,” whispered Shi Bing from one side.
Having heard that, Hou Fei and Hei Yu unintentionally smiled.
“We are only a little nervous. After having experienced the Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, we are naturally worried for Big Brother since we know of its strength. Instead, we had forgotten that the strength of the first six Tribulation Lightning Bolts were not really that extraordinary.” The facial expression on Hou Fei’s face also slightly began to relax.
For the Nine Trials of Heavenly Tribulations, every Trial had an interval of preparation time, with its duration increasing until the end. As the strength of the Heavenly Tribulations increase, the necessary interval preparation time would also become respectively longer.
A sound that seemed to cause the Heavens and Earth to collapse rang forth, and from the sky, a strong and powerful Tribulation Force abruptly pressured forth downwards to the ground. The sea waters within a radius of half of several thousands of kilometers were completely and forcefully pushed downwards, and had actually sunk nearly ten meters. At that moment, the surrounding space seemed to have frozen.
The whirlpool in the sky which had absorbed countless of lightning and lights of various colours finally stopped swirling, and took a form of being the only flock of clouds in the sky — Tribulation Clouds.
The five people, Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Shi Xin, Shi Bing, and Shi Zhan were completely breathless even from afar, and did not even dare to take a single breath.
“Ah, the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the First Trial should also be descending soon.” Qin Yu, who had stood up since a moment ago, slightly frowned.
That Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, why did the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the First Trial even took such a long time to accumulate? According to reason, that Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the First Trial ought to have struck down quite soon.
However, contrary to Qin Yu’s expectations, he stood beneath the Tribulation Clouds and waited for quite some time. That first Tribulation Lightning Bolt was late and did not strike down.
Hou Fei, Hei Yu and the others also became anxious.
“Why did that first Tribulation Lightning Bolt not strike down? Earlier when I was undergoing the Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, from when the Tribulation Clouds took form until when the first Tribulation Lightning Bolt struck down, there was only time for ten breaths. However, now, the time passed is already close to fifty breaths.” Hou Fei also became anxious.
The longer that preparation time took, instead made everybody feel increasingly perturbed.
The surrounding space within half of several thousands of kilometers was extremely quiet. Similar to a dead city, there was no sound of any kind. Even the sea within the radius of half of several thousands of kilometers seemed as though they were forced down, and there was actually not even a single wave.
It was very sudden, a bolt of cyan lightning flashed forth from within the Tribulation Clouds, and promptly fell towards Qin Yu’s head. When that Tribulation Lightning Bolt struck down, there was actually not even a single warning sign. Even Qin Yu was also slightly surprised. Fortunately, Qin Yu had intended and prepared to use his body to forcefully withstand against that first Tribulation Lightning Bolt.
To even be able to rely on his body and defeat Dacheng stage Divine Beasts, the toughness of Qin Yu’s body could be easily imagined.
Qin Yu only felt a slight quiver throughout his entire body, and concurrently, a momentary numbness. That bolt of Tribulation Lightning then disappeared.
At the same time, just after the first Tribulation Lightning Bolt had struck down, the pressurising force in the space within the radius of half of several thousands of kilometers immediately disappeared. The surrounding seas that did not make a single wave earlier, suddenly made large waves of several tens of meters, which continuously scoured away at the small, nameless island. Coincidently, violent winds began to blow. Even several tall and large trees on the small, nameless island became bent from the force of the wind, while momentarily, sands flew and rocks rolled about.
“The strength of this Tribulation Lightning Bolt from the First Trial is more or less what I had expected. The First Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt is over, and the Second Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt should require some time.” Qin Yu knew that every Trial required an interval period.
Moreover, waiting for the earlier Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the First Trial had already took up quite a long time. For the coming Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Second Trial, he did not know how much longer that would take.
At that very moment when Qin Yu had that thought in his mind.
Another Tribulation Lightning Bolt had savagely struck Qin Yu’s body without any sign of warning. Qin Yu’s entire body momentarily quivered, and even his meridian channels and muscles became numb.
“Very fast!” Qin Yu was very shocked.
The period between that Second Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt and the First Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt was merely the time required for a single breath! Furthermore, there were no warnings of any sort when it had struck down, leaving no chance for any preparations to be done.
The Second Trial’s Tribulation Lightning Bolt had just passed —
A cyan light flashed in the sky, a bolt of Tribulation Lightning that was a lot stronger than the previous bolt savagely struck Qin Yu’s body, and only then, did the loud booming sound rang forth. That was already the Third Trial’s Tribulation Lightning Bolt.
However, merely after a single breath, a cyan bolt of Tribulation Lightning which looked like a biting dragon shot forth downwards from within the Tribulation Clouds, and meandered at an extreme speed.
It did not come as expected, but when it did came, it came like a hurricane.
[Rylain: The author modified this phrase from the standard. I translated the words literally. The standard phrase is ‘此鸟不飞则已，一飞冲天；不鸣则已，一鸣惊人’, which literally translates to ‘This bird usually does not fly, but when it finally flew, it soared to the skies; It does not chirp, but when it did chirp, people where shocked by it’. Both the first part and second part of the standard phrase hold the same meaning, as do the modified phrase by the author, which is: There is usually nothing exceptional going on, but when something did happen, it produced an astounding result.]
“What happened? What exactly happened? What is the matter with this Heavenly Tribulations?” Hou Fei was about to go crazy. “Damn it, since when did the Heavenly Tribulations become like this? The time taken to accumulate at the beginning was so long, after that it continued to strike savagely in a single breath, one bolt after another, without even giving people the time to recover their martial strength.”
Hei Yu was also furious, but they could not do anything about it.
Wasn’t that Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations a little too strange?
According to reason, it should be a bolt falling, then after a moment, another bolt would fall. Like such, bolts would fall at intermittent intervals. However, for Qin Yu’s Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, it instead did not come as expected, but when it did came, it continuously struck down in a single breath.
The Eldest Brother of the Mystical Ice Lions, Shi Xin, also frowned. “It is really strange, just before common Tribulation Lightning Bolts fall, there will always be a strong pressure. The Tribulation Lightning Bolt will be ready within the Tribulation Clouds for a brief moment before roaring down. That would enable the person undergoing the Heavenly Tribulations to prepare everything and endure the Trial. However…… for master’s Heavenly Tribulations, there was instead no indication, and the bolts fell continuously one after another.”
The Heavens had treated common people in a relaxed manner, but why did it instead greatly increased the difficulty towards Qin Yu?
Hei Yu’s facial expression was also ice cold. “Having the bolts continuously striking down, they did not even allow for any recovery time. There is no need to speak about other matters, simply having six consecutive Tribulation Lightning Bolts striking down, the attack power which had accumulated from that, was definitely not weaker than that Ninth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt.”
Hou Fei and the others felt indignant, yet they were similarly also very worried.
Meanwhile, at that moment, Qin Yu was instead nonchalant. Instead, he was still in a carefree mood and leisurely considered the reason as to why was his Heavenly Tribulations like such.
Continuously being struck by six consecutive Tribulation Lightning Bolts, with each Tribulation Lightning Bolt at the very most one single breath away from another. It might have been a disaster to other people if they were to undergo such a Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, but for Qin Yu, regarding the earlier Tribulation Lightning Bolt that he had forcefully withstood, the endless Elemental Life Force within his body would instantaneously recover all sustained injuries.
“To have continuously struck down like such, that definitely had an extremely large destructive power. If I did not have the Elemental Life Force, to have endured these six Tribulation Lightning Bolts, even if I do not die, I will also have been seriously injured. However…… why is this Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations like so? I have never heard of anyone enduring their Heavenly Tribulations in history like so.”
Qin Yu was contemplating in his mind.
The strength of that Heavenly Lightning might have been enormous, but wasn’t Qin Yu’s physical body a little too frightening?
After having been transformed by the Meteoric Tear since the beginning, Qin Yu’s physical body had already reached a shocking stage. Further adding the Elemental Life Force which possessed astonishing recovery powers, from the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the First Trial to the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Sixth Trial, Qin Yu was absolutely not in the slightest bit harmed.
The Heavenly Tribulations had paused for a while. After the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Sixth Trial had struck, the Tribulation Clouds once again began to spiral slowly, and its volume slowly began to become smaller.
“Looks like, although the power of my Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations is stronger, at the very most it was only slightly stronger than Fei Fei and Xiao Hei’s Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations. The power of the first six Tribulation Lightning Bolts cannot be considered strong, and is only because they had consecutively struck down. This Seventh Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt, if my expectation is not wrong, should contain the attack of Heavenly Flames.”
Qin Yu silently considered in his mind.
Ring of the Black Flame Lord — Domain of Heavenly Flames!
Qin Yu made a mental command, and immediately activated the Ring of the Black Flame Lord’s Domain of Heavenly Flames.
“The previous Six Trials of the Heavenly Tribulations all struck down without any warning signs. Since the distance between the Tribulation Clouds and my position is quite close, if the Seventh Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations is also similar and I activate to use the Domain of Heavenly Flames at the last moment, it is very possible that I will not make it in time. It is still better to activate it early.”
After Qin Yu activated and used the Domain of Heavenly Flames, he silently waited for the arrival of the Seventh Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations.
“Monkey.” Hei Yu slowly began to frown. “After seeing that earlier six Tribulation Lightning Bolts consecutively strike down without any signs, I keep having a very ominous feeling. The first Six Trials of Tribulation Lightning Bolts were already like this, will the remaining three be simple?”
Hou Fei also nodded with a sunken face.
Ah, correct. Would it be simple huh?
However, during the Heavenly Tribulations Trials, other people were absolutely unable to actively provide help, so Qin Yu could only rely on himself.
“Mixed-feathered bird, the worst case scenario which I had thought of earlier did not happen. What I feared the most was, the Sixth Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations would contain special attacks. Now it seems like the difference between Big Brother and our Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations is not much, since the first six Heavenly Lightning Bolts were all ordinary Tribulation Lightning Bolts. From the Seventh Trial onwards, special attacks will then appear together with the Tribulation Lightning Bolts,” consoled Hou Fei.
Although Qin Yu’s Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations was more dangerous compared to Hou Fei and the others, the difference in danger did not differ that much.
That time, the entire flock of Tribulation Clouds shuddered. Searing purple flames were spiralling amidst the Tribulation Clouds. Immediately, a dragon of purple flames descended from the sky, and swiftly sped towards Qin Yu.
That was the Seventh Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations.
There was a keen flicker of light in Qin Yu’s eyes. That huge dragon of purple flames, its outer appearance were purple coloured flames, while the interior was instead a Tribulation Lightning Bolt.
A Middle Grade Immortal Sword appeared in Qin Yu’s hand, and at the same time, that dragon of purple flames charged into the radius of the Domain of Heavenly Flames. Immediately, the Heavenly Flames of that dragon of purple flames was completely swallowed up by the Domain of Heavenly Flames, only leaving behind a Tribulation Lightning Bolt that lost some of its power after piercing through the Domain of Heavenly Flames, before it finally struck Qin Yu’s body.
That bolt of Tribulation Lightning which had lost part of its power, landed on Qin Yu’s body. Only an electrical snake was seen arcing across Qin Yu’s body, which immediately disappeared as the amount of cyan electrical lights dissipated.
“Hmm? This Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Seventh Trial is that weak?” Qin Yu became doubtful.
Although it had charged through the Domain of Heavenly Flames and lost some of its power, that was still, after all, a Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Seventh Trial. Even if part of its strength was lost, it should also at least be comparable to the strength of the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Sixth Trial. However, Qin Yu felt that even after having lost some of its strength, the power of the Seventh Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt was weaker than the Sixth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt. Moreover, it was a lot weaker.
Qin Yu’s heart thumped.
He recalled his Six of Nine Heavenly Tribulations.
For that Six of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, the strength of the Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolts from his first Five Trials were ridiculously weak. However, most of the energy was, in actual fact, completely accumulated at that Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the final Trial. That Tribulation Lightning Bolt had almost directly turned Qin Yu into dust. It could also be said that if he did not possess the Meteoric Tear, the Qin Yu back then would, at the very least, also need to continue practising as a Loose Practitioner.
“Unless…… It is also the same this time as well? The strength of the Seventh Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt is not large, the strength of the Eighth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt would possibly also not be large, and the remaining energy would be accumulated on the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Ninth Trial?” Qin Yu was alarmed.
Under normal circumstances, the strength of that Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Ninth Trial would be ridiculously enormous. If the Heavens were to use the same method and fool around once more, Qin Yu really could only risk everything he had and use the Sword Immortal Puppet. After all, there was absolutely no way he could withstand that attack alone.
Meanwhile, at that moment, the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Eighth Trial was being accumulated amidst the sky.
*Hong……* The radiance around the Tribulation Clouds began to circulate.
Qin Yu only felt a momentary dizziness, then promptly regained awareness. The surroundings were no longer that of the island and seas, but was instead the interior of Misty Cloud Hill Mansion. Within the large hall of Misty Cloud Hill Mansion, Qin Yu then saw his own Royal Father — Qin De!
“Yu Er, your Eldest Brother had offended a Loose Practitioner and was killed.” Qin De’s facial expression was completely bleak.
“Eldest Brother is dead?” Qin Yu’s facial expression drastically changed.
At that very moment, Qin Yu’s state of mind unintentionally faltered, and he completely remembered.
“Not right, I am undergoing a Trial!” Qin Yu violently shook his head once. However, at the moment when Qin Yu just regained his consciousness, the illusions dissipated, and what Qin Yu saw with his eyes was instead the lightning that had already struck his body. Under the complete state of unpreparedness, that lightning had directly struck Qin Yu’s head.
Even if it was forcefully withstanding against a Tribulation Lightning Bolt, Qin Yu would also usually not dare to use his head for that.
There was a feeling of dizziness. At the very instant that his head was struck, what Qin Yu had thought was — The soul resided within the mind. If the soul was struck by that Tribulation Lightning Bolt, Qin Yu absolutely could not imagine what would be the outcome.
That Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Eight Trial savagely struck Qin Yu’s head, and cracks began to appear on the skull. However —
Just when cracks began appearing on the skull, they instead disappeared in the blink of an eye due to the recovery power of the Elemental Life Force. However, cracks once again appeared, but disappeared yet again due to the Elemental Life Force.
While momentarily relying on the Elemental Life Force to withstand against the attack, Qin Yu immediately controlled his soul and merged it into the planet within his Dantian.
The Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Eight Trial dissipated merely after a brief moment. The strength of that Eighth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt was not exactly that great, and was only slightly stronger compared to the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Sixth Trial. Having withstood the Eighth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt, Qin Yu did not actually like that fact. Instead…… His heart felt heavy.
“It was indeed as I had expected. The strength of the Eighth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt…… was not great.”
Qin Yu looked at the flock of Tribulation Clouds in the sky.
“What exactly is the matter, why is this flock of Tribulation Clouds so strange? The powers of the Seventh and Eighth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolts were not strong. Unless the Tribulation Clouds will gather all the energy on a single Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations, and then give its strongest attack to the person undergoing the Trial?” Qin Yu really could not understand. He had never heard of such a thing happening before in history.
Moreover, the same thing had happened during his Six of Nine Heavenly Tribulations. Now…… his Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations was also as such.
During his Six of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, even with Li Er’s help, Qin Yu still had his body struck by lightning until it fractured at various places. It was only with the Meteoric Tear’s help at the end that he could recover. What about this Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations?
“For the temptation of the mental state, even though I knew it was fake, I was also unintentionally affected. For this Ninth Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations, Heavenly Flames, Heart Devil attack, Tribulation Lightning Bolt attack, attacks similar to the Soul Enticement Technique and others.” Qin Yu looked towards that flock of Tribulation Clouds, while his heart felt relatively heavy.
Suddenly, a slight expression of coldness appeared on Qin Yu’s face. “To conserve the energy, and instead gather them until the final Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations, doesn’t this mean that its main intention is to kill me? However, even if you want me to die, do you think that I will do so willingly?”
“Sword Immortal Puppet!”
Qin Yu sent a mental command, and the figure of a callous man who bore an Immortal Sword on his back appeared above Qin Yu’s head.