Chapter 425: Jing Qiu Becomes a Deity
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying and Yun Hai were both temporarily staying in the Patrol Master’s official residence.
Within a different region of the Deity World…
The ancestral Deities of the Xia Clan who were still alive had all received the news that Yun Hai had sent.
“Dong Bo got through the Starfield Selections and defeated the Fierce Shaman Warrior in a single move?” An amiable old man who was currently situated on a planet, the Purple Thunder Emperor, immediately became exuberant when he heard this. “That’s great! It’s the very first time that a Deity from our Xia Clan has participated in the God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast too! Mn, I definitely need to go and watch the Calm Sea Prefecture’s prefecture capital selections.”
The army might have its rules, but it wasn’t as if they were emotionless. How grand was the Myriad Flower Feast? The army would definitely let the soldiers send a ‘Deity Avatar’ to watch the selections. In fact, they would even send them to the location of the selections, in batches, for free.
Purple Thunder Emperor hadn’t gone to watch the Starfield Selections because he’d been engrossed in the Dao of Medicine. However, he would definitely go now that he knew that Dong Bo would be participating in the prefecture capital selections!
“The God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast? The prefecture capital selections?” The many ancestors of the Xia Clan all received similar messages regarding Xue Ying. When the peak-level Deity, the lone ranger Monarch Scarlet Flame, received the news, he became extremely excited. “Great! Wonderful! I’ve got to go and watch him at the prefecture capital selections!”
“Dong Bo is truly quite formidable.”
“He defeated the Fierce Shaman Warrior in just a single move?”
“My combat power is too low, and I’ve offended a powerful enemy; I have to constantly live in hiding right now… Why not seek out Dong Bo for help at the prefecture capital?”
Of the many ancestral Deities of the Xia clan, all but a select few decided to visit the Calm Sea Prefecture Capital. Several were too poor and decided to simply sell some of their Deity treasures in order to obtain the 20 Deity crystals, so that they could depend on Xue Ying in the future. After all, Xue Ying was definitely a huge, thick leg that they could hug onto! They would have a much better future if they managed to hug his leg. When Xue Ying became even stronger in the days ahead, he’d certainly treat these Deities from the Xia Clan better.
It wasn’t just the ancestral Deities of the Xia Clan that became proud and exuberant when they heard the news; even a few people from the Xia Clan in the Material World heard about Xue Ying getting through the Myriad Flower Feast’s Starfield Selections.
“That generation of people just keeps dwindling.” A white-robed Xue Ying gazed down at the world from atop Snowrock Mountain. His gaze was capable of penetrating through space itself, and he was able to view the entire Xia Clan Royal City.
He’d cultivated for a total of 2,300 years now. Even if he subtracted the time that he’d spent in a time-accelerated environment, he’d still trained for 1,700 years.
So many years had passed that Palace Head Chen, Mountain Lord He, Si Kong Yang, City Lord Bu, Grand Uncle Palace Head, Teacher Gong Yu, and almost all the others of the previous generation had reached the end of their lifespans. They’d since been given new fleshly bodies by Xue Ying’s true body before being sent into Crimson Rock Mountain. As for Pu Yang Bo, Zhang Peng, and Yu Feng…these good brothers of his sadly hadn’t managed to become Demigods and had also been sent into Crimson Rock Mountain.
His little brother Qing Shi had finally managed to become a Demigod with Xue Ying’s detailed pointers. However, because he’d barely made it, Xue Ying estimated that his little brother probably wouldn’t become a Deity and that he’d most likely have to have his fleshly body recreated, being sent into Crimson Rock Mountain as well.
“Xue Ying, what’re you thinking about?” Jing Qiu asked, appearing at his side.
“Several joyous things have happened, but people that I can share this joy with are few and far between,” Xue Ying answered.
“Aren’t you planning to tell Yu’er and Qing Yao about the God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast’s Starfield Selections?” Jing Qiu asked.
“There’s no need for us to inform them of these matters.” Xue Ying said, “We first need to properly temper them, then send them into the Crimson Rock Mountain once their combat power has reached a sufficient level. This way, they’ll be able to become honorary disciples of the Crimson Rock Mountain and continue tempering themselves inside of it.”
Jing Qiu felt somewhat worried when she heard this. “The trials on Crimson Rock Mountain are extremely dangerous for Yu’er and Qing Yao.”
“Relax, they’re both really strong. We just need to temper their hearts and temperaments,” Xue Ying replied. It was fine even if his son and daughter were to participate in the Crimson Rock Mountain’s trials according to the official rules. Given that his true body had reached the fourth level of the Time Immemorial Body before he’d had children, both of their bloodlines were extremely formidable.
His bloodline was much stronger than any Abyss Demon’s or Primordial Being’s! They’d had enough power to rival a new Deity when they were teenagers, and after five hundred years of being mentored by the World Deity Xue Ying, their combat power had definitely risen even more. As such, getting through the trials should be quite simple for them. Furthermore, considering how tyrannically strong their bodies and souls were, they were certain to pass the soul trial.
But more importantly…Xue Ying was Crimson Rock Mountain’s owner! How could his own son and daughter fail the trials? This was merely done as a pretense for his wife and two senior disciple brothers.
“Regardless, you’ve personally experienced the trials before. As you know what dangers await them, only let them take the trials when you’re truly certain that they can pass them,” Jing Qiu said.
“Relax, I’d never let any harm befall them.” Xue Ying smiled.
“Oh right, Xue Ying, I have some good news to tell you about,” Jing Qiu said.
“Good news?” Xue Ying’s eyes brightened, and he looked toward his wife’s stomach. “You’re going to have another one?” Now that his true body had become a World Deity, just how easy was it for him to have a child?
“What’re you thinking!” Jing Qiu felt helpless as she said, “I was going to say that I’ve grasped hold of the grade two Primal Frost Deity Heart!”
“The Primal Frost Deity Heart?” Xue Ying was startled to hear this. “What Deity Heart is this?”
As the master of Crimson Rock Mountain, he knew quite a lot of secrets. Despite this, he’d never heard of this Deity Heart.
“It’s the name I gave my Deity Heart once I condensed it.” Jing Qiu explained, “It contains the extremity of frost, which was one of the reasons why I gave it this name. The other reason was that I felt that my Primal Frost Deity Heart has the potential to evolve into the Chaos Deity Heart, though it’s still quite far away from it. I’ve only grasped the initial stages of this grade two Deity Heart as-is and am still quite a distance away from being a peak-level Deity.”
“Another Deity besides Chao Qing and I has emerged.” Xue Ying was relatively happy to hear this. “Your lifespan was also nearing its end; thus, I was worried that you wouldn’t be able to comprehend a Deity Heart, as you were staring at the end of your journey.”
“Haven’t I already comprehended it? I’m going to make my breakthrough tonight.”
“Good, I’ll protect you.”
That night, an enormous illusion of an ocean appeared yet again in the Xia Clan World’s vast sky. The illusion was truly vast and mighty and was around fifty thousand kilometers long. It was clearly a Demigod becoming a Deity with a grade two Deity Heart.
Jing Qiu was garbed in light blue and sat cross-legged inside of a cultivation room within the Snowrock Castle. Xue Ying stood outside, guarding her.
She used her Primal Frost Deity Heart as the base to form a True Deity Heart.
Her Deity sea opened…
And began to form Deity energy!
Jing Qiu’s aura gradually became different as a frosty aura of Deity energy began to emerge from her. The cultivation room she was seated within began to freeze from this aura.
“Mn?” She suddenly opened her eyes.
Her brows were knitted, and she couldn’t help but grasp her head. After a few breaths worth of time, her brows loosened up, and she looked around herself peacefully. The look in her eyes now felt frosty and distant.
“I’ve become a Deity.”
“Excellent!” Jing Qiu suddenly laughed vibrantly. “Xue Ying, Yu’er, Qing Yao, the old heavens are truly treating me well.”
Jing Qiu stood, opened the doors to her cultivation room and stepped out.
Xue Ying felt relatively shocked when he saw his wife step out of the room. His wife’s heartfelt smile that stretched from ear to ear was truly contagious.
“Jing Qiu, seeing you smile…” Xue Ying laughed.
Jing Qiu reached her arms out and hugged Xue Ying’s shoulder. “Becoming a Deity has of course made me happy. I can finally live with you and our children for a long period of time. Xue Ying, I’ve wanted to accompany you to the Deity World and see you participate in the God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast ever since you first left for the Deity World, but I couldn’t because I wasn’t a Deity. However…things are different now! I want to cultivate an avatar technique so that I can rush to the Deity World and accompany you there.”
“Cultivate an avatar technique?” Xue Ying immediately said, “But that will affect your cultivation!”
“It doesn’t matter. Unless you plan on having me stay here in the Material World forever? Or to let my true body go to the Deity World?” Jing Qiu gave Xue Ying a dainty look. “Xue Ying…Brother Xue Ying!”
Xue Ying pondered over it for a moment and then nodded while laughing. “Alright, alright. I’ll lead you to my two senior disciple brothers.”
Within Crimson Rock Mountain.
The thick-gowned teenager Ge Bai and the scarlet-cloaked teenager He Fei Yun were both astonished.
“You brat! You went to participate in the God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast without telling us?” Ge Bai said.
“Didn’t I say it was one of senior’s requests that year? I naturally had to participate in it.” Xue Ying said, “Besides, you guys also said that disciples of Crimson Rock Mountain couldn’t cultivate an avatar technique; I could only look for ways to learn it outside. Right, my wife Jing Qiu is preparing to go to the Deity World, so I’m hoping that the two of you could pass on an avatar technique to her. She isn’t a disciple of Crimson Rock Mountain, which means she should be able to learn it, right?”
His two disciple brothers looked at one another.
“Alright,” He Fei Yun said from the side. “Still, Disciple Brother Xue Ying, you have to update us on any new regarding your participation in the God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast as soon as you can.”
“Rest assured, rest assured,” Xue Ying replied.
“Thank you, disciple brothers,” Jing Qiu said from next to Xue Ying.
“The two of you truly make others envious…” Ge Bei laughed.
Soon afterwards, Jing Qiu cultivated the avatar technique. Thanks to the help of the time-acceleration of Crimson Rock Mountain, the embryonic form of her avatar was ready quite soon.
Immediately afterward, Jing Qiu’s avatar left for the Deity World. As she had a sufficient number of Deity crystals, she was easily able to make her way over to Mountain Wu Star Field’s Mountain Wu City quite easily.
“You’re Dong Bo’s wife?” The soldiers that were standing guard at the Starfield Patrol Master’s official residence entrance were shocked when they saw the absolute beauty garbed in indigo. They had never seen such a beauty since they’d become Deities.
“I’ll immediately inform him.” One of the guards went to inform him.
Soon after, Xue Ying and Yun Hai rushed out of the residence. The moment that Xue Ying saw his wife, he couldn’t conceal his joy and rushed over to her.
“You must be Mage Jing Qiu, right?” Yun Hai said with a laugh from the side, “Dong Bo was exchanging pointers with His Highness Seventh Mei Yu, but the moment he heard you were here, he immediately stopped and rushed out here.”