Volume 16 - Marriage - Chapter 61 - The Third Chosen Candidate Spot
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.
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