Life After The Heavenly Tribulations
Amidst the boundless seas, on an unnamed island, there was instead someone who was undergoing his Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations.
The sea waters roared, and washed against a reef, eroding it over time until it was rounded.
The five people, Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Shi Xin, Shi Bing, and Shi Zhan, all stood together and looked over at Qin Yu who was undergoing his Heavenly Tribulations from afar, their faces filled with worry.
When they saw Qin Yu summon forth the Sword Immortal Puppet, the tension on Hei Yu and Hou Fei’s faces relaxed a little.
Gradually, the violent winds came to a stop, and the originally roaring waves also quietened down. An unseen pressure had descended over the entire sea. Within a single moment…… Hou Fei and the others only felt as if the entire world had lost its sound. It was extremely silent, yet at the same time extremely pressurising.
The intimidating pressure seemed as though it was essentially and constantly getting stronger. The Tribulation Clouds ceaselessly continued to spiral, and at the same time, continued to shrink, but the imposing pressure still continued to rise.
After some time……
“Why hasn’t this final Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations descend yet?” said Hou Fei resentfully as he looked at the sky towards the flock of Tribulation Clouds that was continuously in a state of preparation. At that moment, the horrifying pressure had reached a level whereby even the ordinary animals on the nameless island were directly affected and forcefully exploded to their deaths.
Hei Yu was instead, solemn. His eyes were completely filled with worry.
“Monkey, this final Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations, its strength should be one that had never appeared before!” said Hei Yu slowly.
Qin Yu’s eyes twinkled, his body had completely recovered to its peak condition, while the Sword Immortal Puppet was even shielding him above his head. Even if the Tribulation Lightning Bolt were to strike down, no matter what, the first target of attack would be the Sword Immortal Puppet. Even if that would exhaust the Sword Immortal Puppet’s energy, Qin Yu also could not be bothered to consider that much anymore.
“Humph, still preparing. I want to see just how powerful the final Trial of my Heavenly Tribulations is.” Qin Yu’s gaze was like a pair of ice daggers, directly piercing at the Tribulation Clouds in the sky.
Within one moment, as if there was a drastic change in the world and time itself had swiftly flew by, whatever Qin Yu’s eyes could perceive, and whatever his Spiritual Awareness could perceive, had completely changed into illusions.
“Big Brother Qin Yu.”
Li Er, with a calm smile on her face, stood in front and was looking at Qin Yu. “Big Brother Qin Yu, I am back. With Uncle Lan’s help, I finally managed to convince my father, and he finally agreed. He agreed to let me be with you, and to marry you.”
Having seen that scene, and heard that voice, the ice-cold seal that he had placed on his mental state shattered.
“Is that an illusion?” Qin Yu had very dearly hoped that, that was not an illusion. “It is possible that this isn’t an illusion…… Even if it is an illusion, to be able to see Li Er again, it is also a form of luxurious enjoyment.”
A feeling of dizziness completely engulfed Qin Yu’s mind.
“The Ninth Trial of the Heavenly Tribulations, will consist of attacks similar to the Soul Enticement Technique……” Qin Yu suddenly remembered that point, and his entire person then completely ridded himself off that muddled state.
That savage strike, was like the sky collapsing and earth splitting apart. That flock of Tribulation Clouds had completely transformed into bolts of electrical snakes and savagely struck downwards, congregating from the top to the bottom into a single bolt, and directly struck the body of the “Sword Immortal Puppet” that was floating in the air above Qin Yu. That Sword Immortal Puppet was like a piece of scrap iron, and it directly fell after simply being struck by that bolt of lightning, smashing onto Qin Yu’s head.
The Sword Immortal Puppet was similar to an Immortal Weapon. It was absolutely unable to have any reactions by itself. Only when Qin Yu controlled it, would it then respond in kind.
However, currently, Qin Yu was in a muddled state. Within the Sword Immortal Puppet’s interior was the “Nine of Nine Elemental Spirit Array” that had a single piece of Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stone. Without Qin Yu’s control, the Sword Immortal Puppet was absolutely unable to make any reactions and resist.
After seeing how the Sword Immortal Puppet behaved like a piece of scrap iron and smashed onto Qin Yu’s head, both Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s facial expressions changed.
“This is bad!” Hou Fei’s facial expression changed drastically. “Big Brother is now in a state of muddledness, and is absolutely unable to control the Sword Immortal Puppet.”
Hei Yu’s first reaction was to use his Spiritual Awareness and Sound Transfer towards Qin Yu. Nonetheless, even after he had used his Spiritual Awareness and Sound Transfer, Qin Yu also did not have the slightest bit of reaction.
After being smashed on the head by the Sword Immortal Puppet, Hei Yu, Hou Fei and the others’ Spiritual Awareness and Sound Transfer were unable to awaken Qin Yu. Meanwhile, the energy of the Ninth Trial Tribulation Lightning Bolt had struck the body of the Sword Immortal Puppet, but even if the Sword Immortal Puppet did not exhaust any energy, it was still incomparably tough.
The energy of the Tribulation Lightning Bolt flowed onto Qin Yu’s body, and struck Qin Yu’s body within mere moments.
Meanwhile, concurrently, a purple coloured dragon of flame and a dark black whirlwind closely pursued the Tribulation Lightning Bolt and flew downwards. Similar to the lightning, they enveloped Qin Yu.
In a single moment, Hou Fei, Hei Yu and the others could no longer see Qin Yu. Qin Yu had already been engulfed by the dragon of purple flame, dark black whirlwind, and blue Tribulation Lightning Bolt, turning into a cocoon of various coloured lights.
Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s entire bodies began to shiver in a single moment, their eyes completely filled with horror.
“What happened to me, what exactly happened?”
Qin Yu, who had ridded himself off his muddled state, had the speed of his thinking reactions severely reduced. It was as if he had lost his memories, and he found it hard to remember anything. It was at that moment, a stream of refreshing, cleansing energy swiftly embraced Qin Yu’s soul.
Qin Yu immediately became awake!
“I am still undergoing my Heavenly Tribulations!”
Qin Yu’s first reaction was to try to open his eyes, but Qin Yu found that he was absolutely unable to control his own eyes. Moreover…… His eyes had already been reduced to flying dust earlier.
Qin Yu’s Spiritual Awareness immediately swept at the surroundings.
Even though he was prepared, with regards to his own current condition, Qin Yu was still very shocked.
For his external appearance, that Tribulation Lightning Bolt had struck and had long turned his skin into flying dust, even his muscles were burnt black. At the same time, the Elemental Life Force in his body was still continuously growing new blood-red muscles. However, those new muscles were instantly burnt black by the lightning and purple coloured Heavenly Flames, similar to processed coal.
Concurrently, a terrifying dark black whirlwind was ceaselessly devouring at his body parts.
Even with the lightning-fast speed recovery from his Elemental Life Force, nearly half of his body had already been devoured. At that moment, Qin Yu’s soul was merged with the nucleus of the sun within his Dantian, while the Meteoric Tear was relentlessly circulating, distributing numerous dots of green light, speeding his body’s recovery rate.
Tribulation Lightning Bolt, Heavenly Flames, dark black whirlwind, were all endlessly wrecking destruction on his body.
Meanwhile, the Elemental Life Force was continuously recovering his body, and the Meteoric Tear also exerted its powers by distributing particles of green light.
However, even if that was the case, the recovery speed was still incomparable to the speed of destruction.
According to reason, with the powers of the Tribulation Lightning, Tribulation Heavenly Flames, and Tribulation Dark Black Wind, an entire body should have been destroyed in the blink of an eye. However, Qin Yu relied on the Elemental Life Force and Meteoric Tear to continuously contend against that destruction. That was why…… His body was only slowly being destroyed, and currently more than half of his body had been destroyed.
Meanwhile, the Sword Immortal Puppet that was not controlled by anyone, was just like a piece of scrap iron that had fallen to one side, as if there was no use for it.
“Sword Immortal Puppet!”
Qin Yu sent a mental command.
Within a moment, light began to fill the Sword Immortal Puppet’s eyes, and its right hand immediately touched the sword hilt behind its back —
At the same time, a shocking burst of Sword Energy appeared.
“Ring of the Black Flame Lord!”
The terrifying Sword Energy swiftly enveloped over the skin of Qin Yu’s entire body, isolating it from the Tribulation Lightning, Heavenly Flames, and Tribulation Wind. The Tribulation Lightning, Heavenly Flames, and Tribulation Wind that had already invaded into Qin Yu’s body, due to not receiving external replenishments, depleted after a while.
In the time taken for a single breath, the initially crippled and broken body completely recovered to its original appearance, seemingly without any harm.
Under the constant erosion by the Sundering The Heavens Sword Energy, the energy of the Tribulation Lightning, Heavenly Flames, and Tribulation Wind completely wore out.
The protection from the Sword Energy dissipated, and the Sword Immortal Puppet was also stored back into Qin Yu’s own body.
“Has it ended?”
Qin Yu softly muttered to himself.
He smelt the air that carried a faint stench, and felt the wonderful sensation of the strong breeze as it brushed against his skin, as well as heard the sound of waves lightly splashing against a reef echoing beside his ears.
Qin Yu raised his head and looked at the sky.
The sky was a luxurious blue, flocks of white clouds drifted on the horizon, slowly moving eastwards as it obeyed the strong winds.
“Succeeded.” Qin Yu took a deep breath, his heart filled with excitement.
When Qin Yu later recalled the earlier final attack, he still felt a little afraid.
“If I had regained consciousness a little later, it is very likely that during the time that elapsed, my entire body would have been destroyed, including the planet in my Dantian.”
If the speed recovery from the Elemental Life Force and Meteoric Tear were a little slower, he would also have died.
Hou Fei’s figure flashed and appeared before Qin Yu. “Haha, I just knew that Big Brother will succeed!” said Hou Fei as he cackled. It was only that his eyes were instead filled with incomparable excitement.
When Hei Yu saw Qin Yu, his eyes were full of uncontrollable agitation.
“Mixed-feathered bird, take a look at yourself. Haha, I had already said so earlier. Ah, this Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations counts as a fart for Big Brother. It did not even harm a single hair on Big Brother,” said Hou Fei as he giggled.
Hei Yu also became slightly quieter, looked at Hou Fei and coolly said, “Oh? Earlier when the Tribulation Lightning Bolt of the Ninth Trial had struck down, it seemed like a certain monkey almost began to shed tears right?”
“Who, who, who was it that almost shed tears,” replied Hou Fei busily.
Hei Yu, instead, no longer voiced out. His slightly upturned mouth edges instead revealed that, at that moment, Hei Yu was laughing silently. That made Hou Fei even more furious.
“All right, stop messing around.” Qin Yu smiled and placed a hand on each of his brother’s shoulders, “Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, to say the truth, I was really close to being finished earlier. For my Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, excluding the Heavenly Flames, Enticement of the Heart Devil, and Soul Enticement Technique attacks, the strength of that Tribulation Lightning Bolt was also extremely terrifying. Also…… my Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, there was also an additional intriguing Tribulation Wind. That strength of that dark black coloured Tribulation Wind was even stronger than the Heavenly Flames.”
When Qin Yu once again remembered that dark black whirlwind, his heart momentarily shuddered.
That whirlwind possessed the shocking ability to devour. Even with the toughness of his own body, it was still being devoured at a rapid pace. Fortunately, he had the Elemental Life Force which continued to regenerate his body.
“Dark black whirlwind?” Hou Fei momentarily frowned.
After a moment of silence, he continued, “Unless it is…… Black Annihilating Wind?”
“Black Annihilating Wind?” Qin Yu was puzzled.
Hei Yu nodded and replied, “Within my Hereditary Memories, this wind also had many kinds. The Black Annihilating Wind belonged to a kind with superior powers. This kind of wind exist in several places of the Demon and Devil Realms. Even resolutely hard ores will transform into flying dust when commonly faced against the Black Annihilating Wind.”
Qin Yu silently nodded his head.
His own body, when comparing the degree of toughness, was definitely not inferior to a Finest Grade Spiritual Equipment. However, even then, his own body was still destroyed that easily. Maybe, even common Low Grade Immortal Equipment could not withstand against this kind of Black Annihilating Wind.
Hou Fei chuckled once and said, “Big Brother, ah, people in the Ascendant Realms instead view this Black Annihilating Wind as treasures.”
“Treasures?” Qin Yu was puzzled, “Unless this Black Annihilating Wind can also be absorbed for a person’s own use?”
Hou Fei shook his head, then smiled and replied, “No, it is very difficult for a person to absorb the Black Annihilating Wind and use it. However, ores of extremely fine grades are usually found at places with the Black Annihilating Wind. Even casually refining those ores will result in the refinement of Demon Equipment.”
Qin Yu understood immediately.
“Haha, correct. Under the constant attack by the Black Annihilating Wind, ordinary rocks and ore had long since turned into flying dust. For ores that were able to remain, which one of them would be lousy? Even without refinement, the toughness of those ores were not beneath that of Low Grade Immortal Equipment. After refinement, their powers would be even stronger.”
Hei Yu nodded and said, “That is absolutely correct. It is also a lot easier to extract those ores from a place which has the Black Annihilating Wind constantly attacking. There is absolutely no need to eliminate anything, because for ores that are able to remain under the Black Annihilating Wind, none of them is a lousy ore.”
Both Hei Yu and Hou Fei possessed Hereditary Memories. Those Hereditary Memories were not solely some miraculous martial skills, but similarly contain some news of various realms, amongst others.
“A Black Annihilating Wind actually appeared in my Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, the Heavens must really hold me in high regard.” Qin Yu shook his head and smiled bitterly, “It is only that I had earlier released quite a lot of Sword Energy and shaped them into a protective guard. That had instead exhausted quite a lot of energy from the Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stone. This is bad.”
Qin Yu used his Spiritual Awareness and swept once.
After experiencing that encounter at Qingxu Mountain, that Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stone within the Sword Immortal Puppet had only eighty percent of its energy left. To protect Qin Yu earlier, another twenty percent of the energy was exhausted. Currently, only sixty percent of the energy remained instead. That sixty percent of the energy, was at the very most sufficient to perform the Eighth Movement of the Sundering The Heavens Sword Verse.
“Sixty percent of the energy, then adding Zong Jue, and using Uncle Lan’s prestigious name, should be more or less enough to astonish those Ascendant Emissaries.”
Qin Yu silently considered in his mind.
After having survived the Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, Qin Yu instead completely placed his focus on the auction that was going to be held two months later.
That auction was extremely important to Qin Yu. After all, Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stones were what the current Qin Yu really needed. For every Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stone, Qin Yu’s hidden resort would increase respectively in power.
“Big Brother, you should also be already in your late phase Dujie stage right? Ah, what is the practising technique of the Stellar Transformations like after entering late phase Dujie stage?” Hou Fei’s voice roused Qin Yu back from his contemplations.
“Late phase Dujie stage?”
Qin Yu was startled momentarily, then promptly used his Spiritual Awareness and carefully observed the situation within his own body. After surmounting his Heavenly Tribulations, Qin Yu still had not seriously observed his current condition for a single moment.
In his Dantian, the volume of the sun’s nucleus within that green planet had already increased by a large percentage. Accurately speaking, the current volume of the sun’s nucleus had more or less occupied more than half the volume of the green planet.
Qin Yu was very clear, that only after the entire green planet had transformed into the sun’s nucleus, would he then enter the Stellar stage.
While experiencing that Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, under the mutual “tug of war” between the “Tribulation Lightning, Tribulation Wind, and Tribulation Heavenly Flames” and “Elemental Life Force, and Meteoric Tear”, Qin Yu’s body had once again underwent a series of destruction and rebirth. After experiencing a countless number of forgings, his body’s degree of toughness had instead risen significantly.
“Ah, were there any large changes?” Hou Fei once again inquired.
“There wasn’t any large change, but my body’s degree of toughness had instead risen considerably.” Qin Yu smiled and said, “All right, Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, let’s immediately head for Golden Wood Island, and then through the use of the Ancient Teleportation Array, arrive at Snow Fish Island. The auction date of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams is no longer far.”
“Auctioning of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams?” Hou Fei snickered with a thieving expression on his face, “All right, let those Ascendant Emissaries place their bids one by one. We will give the painting to whoever offers the highest amount of Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stones.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu both knew the secret of the Sword Immortal Puppet, and also knew that the Sword Immortal Puppet required energy to be supplied from Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stones. The attack power of the Sword Immortal Puppet would be raised only when the number of Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stones increased.
“Correct. We will receive their Finest Grade Elemental Spirit Stones, and then in turn increase the capabilities of the Sword Immortal Puppet. After that, we will then use the Sword Immortal Puppet to take care of them.” Qin Yu momentarily smiled, “All right, let’s go.”
Qin Yu was the first to transform into a stream of light that flew towards the south, while Hou Fei, Hei Yu and the others also followed after Qin Yu. One by one, they swiftly flew towards the south.