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Chapter 357: Great Chu World

    Chapter 357: Great Chu World

    Translator: CKtalon  Editor: CKtalon

    "Empyrean Lord Divine Armor?" Qin Yun took out a Cosmic Bag and opened it. With a thought, the set of golden armor flew out with a whoosh.

    "This Heart-Protecting Mirror was the Other Realm beast's." Qin Yun pointed at the Heart-Protecting Mirror on the golden armor's chest plate. "The other pieces, including the helm, main chest armor, and combat boots were already inside Immortal Cloudgrace's cave abode. I sensed that it's missing a pair of Dharma treasure gauntlets after refining them for myself."

    Ancestral Master Zhang's eyes lit up when he looked at the armor. He gave an approving nod, "It's a good armor set. It is slightly weaker than Human Emperor's Earth-shattering Stellar Armor."

    Qin Yun's heart could not help but race when he heard that.

    That meant it was more valuable than he anticipated! The Earth-shattering Stellar Armor was one of only three superior-grade Numinous treasures in the Great Chang world. If the Empyrean Lord Divine Armor was only slightly weaker, that meant that it was extremely valuable.

    "What grade would the complete Numinous treasure be?" pressed Qin Yun.

    "What grade do you think it will be?" asked Ancestral Master Zhang with a smile.

    Qin Yun felt a little uncertain as he replied, "Senior Zhang, the runic patterns on this armor set feels as though they have the same level of profundity as my Cosmic Bangles! By that logic, it should be an inferior-grade Numinous treasure. However... although the entire armor's profundity is that of an inferior-grade Numinous treasure, it also seems extremely complicated. Just the helm, Heart-Protecting Mirror, main chest armor, combat boots, and the Numinous treasure gauntlets by themselves appear very complicated. If all seven pieces are gathered, it might be even more complicated. From a refinement smithing point of view, it should be a lot more difficult than refining an inferior-grade Numinous treasure."

    "Yes." Ancestral Master Zhang nodded. "Yes, it's actually because it's so complicated that it has many uses."

    "The main function is to protect! This armor protects one from top to bottom without leaving a single weak spot. It's more powerful than the bodies of Skygods or Skyfiends," explained Ancestral Master Zhang. "Just this alone makes it more valuable than inferior-grade Numinous treasures. Aside from that, the entire armor will augment the wearer with immense strength! It will strengthen the wearer and allow the wearer to fly even faster."

    "This Empyrean Lord Divine Armor is slightly weaker than the Earth-shattering Stellar Armor but it can still be considered a medial-grade Numinous treasure," said Ancestral Master Zhang.

    "A medial-grade Numinous treasure?" Qin Yun's eyes lit up. "How many inferior-grade Numinous treasure is that worth?"

    "Three," replied Ancestral Master Zhang.

    "Three inferior-grade Numinous treasures..." Qin Yun could not help but feel a strong anticipation build up within him.

    Traveling the world for the past fifteen years taught Qin Yun one thing.

    It was too difficult to obtain a Numinous treasure!

    Not only was strength needed, luck was also needed!

    After all, the Dharma treasure forging ability of people in the ancient world was lacking. Numinous treasures were even rarer back then. Even peak third Firmament Essence Souls used transcendent-grade Dharma treasures most of the time. Later on, as Daoists and Buddhists got better at forging Dharma treasures, the number of Numinous treasures increased. But even so, the Numinous treasures that were truly lost remained few in number!

    The Ancient Skydragon Palace was probably one of the biggest harvests found since ancient times. However, all Qin Yun obtained was a set of Cosmic Bangles from the Other Realm Skyfiend's corpse!

    Immortal Cloudgrace was considered powerful enough to obtain a Heart Stirring Bell for himself.

    Over the past fifteen years, Qin Yun's one true, meaningful harvest had been the one from Immortal Cloudgrace's cave abode. And that was only the result of him carefully scouring various rare books to determine that Immortal Cloudgrace's cave abode was situated in Li Mountain City. In addition, he was lucky enough to have Hu Si inform him of the location the Dao talisman that allowed him to eventually open the cave abode!

    If not for Hu Si's help, he would be like Old Master Chu, spending years residing in the city. This was because the Dao talisman only appeared once every year and for an extremely short period of time. As such, Old Master Chu never managed to find it.

    Qin Yun only found it with Hu Si's help!

    This was also karma! Of course there was also the luck that came from the stirring of the light providence shined on him.

    "Senior Zhang," asked Qin Yun immediately. "Where are the missing gauntlets of this Empyrean Lord Divine Armor set?"

    "They are in the Other Realm beast's homeworld, the Great Chu world," answered Ancestral Master Zhang. "The Great Chu world was a normal world when it first came into being! Later, fiendcelestials infiltrated it and eventually occupied it. They also transformed the environment, making it suitable for fiendcelestial cultivation. It caused the billions of human inhabitants to go extinct, with only a small number managing to acclimate."

    "After a long period of procreation, the present Great Chu world... is mainly split into two factions. One is the demon fiendcelestials who occupy about seventy percent of the world. The rest belongs to the human fiendcelestials who occupy the remaining thirty percent. And these fiendcelestials naturally swear allegiance to one fiendcelestial Empyrean Lord," explained Ancestral Master Zhang.

    "Human fiendcelestials?" Qin Yun frowned.

    "It's not so odd. Just think about the humans that submit themselves to the Nine Lineage Fiendish Demons," said Ancestral Master Zhang. "If the entire world is only suitable for the fiendcelestial lineage... The remaining humans have no choice but to cultivate in the fiendcelestial lineage."

    "Among the Three Realms, the fiendcelestials can be said to be a motley variety. Demons, humans, and even dragons can cultivate in the fiendcelestial lineage," explained Ancestral Master Zhang.

    Qin Yun nodded.

    "The Great Chu world has one Skyfiend who investigated and found that at least two pieces of the Empyrean Lord Divine Armor were brought to the Great Chang world by Immortal Cloudgrace. Therefore, the Skyfiend sent his subordinate with the Heart-Protecting Mirror to seek it," said Ancestral Master Zhang. "The Heart-Protecting Mirror is the core of the Empyrean Lord Divine Armor. Through it, you can sense the other pieces. On the other hand, the other pieces cannot sense each other."

    "Oh?" Qin Yun was somewhat surprised. "The Heart-Protecting Mirror can sense the other pieces? My Cosmic Bangles are a six-piece set. But if any of them are lost, there's no way to find them."

    "It's different," remarked Ancestral Master Zhang. "This Empyrean Lord Divine Armor can provide immense powers to the wearer. It is capable of doing so by using the Heart-Protecting Mirror as its core, powering the entire Divine Armor talisman array. Finally, it will bestow tremendous strength to its wearer. As the core, it can naturally sense the other pieces."

    "What about the gauntlets? Since I have the Heart-Protecting Mirror, I should be able to track down the gauntlets, right?" asked Qin Yun.

    "They are in the hands of two generals serving a human Skyfiend known as Monarch Plumblossom. These two generals each hold a gauntlet," replied Ancestral Master Zhang. "Nearly everyone from the fiendcelestial lineage prefers close combat. And the gauntlets are a part of a medial-grade Numinous treasure after all. Even one is extremely robust and an excellent Dharma treasure for close combat."

    "How strong are the two generals?" pressed Qin Yun.

    "One of them is a peak second Firmament fiendcelestial and the other is a third Firmament fiendcelestial," replied Ancestral Master Zhang.

    Qin Yun's eyes lit up.

    There was a chance!

    "As the Empyrean Lord Divine Armor set is split into seven pieces and the Great Chu world only had three, no one paid too much attention to it," continued Ancestral Master Zhang. "Even that Other Realm beast did not know that Immortal Cloudgrace had obtained four pieces before you opened the cave abode."

    "Is there a way to enter the Great Chu world?" asked Qin Yun.

    "You wish to go?" Ancestral Master Zhang looked at him.

    "I fully intend to. However, I need to understand more about this Great Chu world first," said Qin Yun. "Senior Zhang, do you think I have a chance of obtaining the pair of gauntlets?"

    Ancestral Master Zhang pondered for a moment. "The Great Chu world is not far from us! Besides, you are only a mortal Connate Golden Core. Sending you there isn't difficult. Furthermore, with your present realm... you can head there yourself once you determine the Great Chu world's location."

    Qin Yun nodded.

    With his grasp of the void, it was not difficult to travel as a mortal. The difficult part would be determining the location of the Great Chu world in the vast void.

    "But I have to warn you that this is a world ruled by fiendcelestials," said Ancestral Master Zhang. "Enemies are everywhere. Of course, you hold the advantage of being mortal! We can try to mask your aura... allowing you to hide amid the numerous mortals. However, the moment you fight the two generals, you will expose your strength. Once you expose your strength, you will have to kill anyone that discovers you. If you don't, the Skyfiends of the Great Chu world will pursue you. Just like that Other Realm beast, nothing could be done to him because he hid so well. Once he exposed himself... you immediately got me to help. By the same logic, once you are exposed in the Great Chu world, perhaps Skyfiends will personally attack you."
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