I’ve never actually used aho-updates, but feel free to tell them I’m doing this. As long as I don’t have to report every time I upload something to them, I’m fine with it (y)
I should also make note that Xie Ao Yu only seems to have a divergent flame prototype and not a full divergent flame. So I’m trying to reflect that now in future translations.
“Bing Wu’s going to leave?” Xie Ao Yu looked at Bing Wu.
You Lan Ruo began to rise into the air without moving a muscle and flew straight to the top of the waterfall to enjoy the scenery. Her floaty manner was like a fairy’s.
There was an unspeakable elegance.
Xie Ao Yu looked on jealously. One day, he would also reach that level.
“Ao Yu.” Bing Wu’s pretty face was full of sadness.
“Where are you going to train?” Xie Ao Yu asked softly.
“To the Heng Duan Mountain Range.” Bing Wu crouched down and sat next to the pond, “Teacher said that the Heng Duan Mountain Range is full of spirit beasts and also masters. It’s the best place to cultivate and reach my full potential in order to better place in the Continent Youth Competition.”
Heng Duan Mountain Range was Qi Ao continent’s largest mountain range.
Its distance from Langya City was not too far and one could reach it in only ten or so days, which is why there were so many mercenaries in Langya City.
In fact, Xie Ao Yu had also thought about going before.
He wanted to advance his strength quickly. Only cultivating at home was unrealistic. He needed someone to train with, and only enduring harsh training could he realize his potential.
So he decided: after he had finished his business with Xie Kun and Xie Zhe, he would go to the Heng Duan Mountain Range to train. This was practically the desire of every person who wanted to participate in the Continent Youth Competition and seize first place among his peers. There was even a chance to meet a future opponent in the competition there. And thus he decided to go.
“That’s also good, if the amazing Butterfly Queen herself is teaching you, I believe Bing Wu will definitely be the champion of the competition. I’ll prepare myself for the wedding.” Xie Ao Yu quipped.
“Stupid Ao Yu.” Bing Wu’s pretty face blushed red as she replied angrily.
That soft and beautiful face looked even more charming, Bing Wu was already become mature, the slightest facial expression could cause ripples in a person’s heart.
Xie Ao Yu also sat at the pond’s edge.
The two of them sat side by side.
The water cast a beautiful reflection.
“Ao Yu, have you really gained a divergent flame?” Bing Wu asked.
Xie Ao Yu laughed and said, “How could it be that easy? You’re unclear about the matter. To have a divergent flame, first you need to be compatible with the fire attribute; otherwise, I think your teacher would have gone to get the divergent flame at Howling Wolf Mountain. I don’t have the fire attribute, but I have a Shadow Demon Spirit Fire prototype, probably due to my constitution. That’s why your teacher would tell me to go try it.”
“Ah, I’ve been to the location of the divergent flame. It’s very powerful. Teacher originally planned to let her Spirit Beast pet, a Wind-Fire Meteor Rainbow Butterfly, retrieve it, but because the Wind-Fire Meteor Rainbow Butterfly already had strong flames, it rejected the divergent flame; otherwise, with that divergent flame, the Wind-Fire Meteor Rainbow Butterfly could have advanced another level.” Bing Wu said.
“And that’s why I’m going to just test my luck.” Xie Ao Yu shrugged. He planned on obtaining the Shadow Demon Spirit Fire prototype, but it raised his fighting power a bit and had already made him happy. After ten years of being mocked and taunted, he had become a different person. “Oh yeah, what divergent flame was it?”
Bing Wu replied, “It’s the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame.”
(TN: 地肺心炎 suggestions for the name? I suck at names. Most of the other names I stole from the previous translator. Hope he/she doesn’t mind o.o )
So it was that kind of divergent flame, Xie Ao Yu thought.
Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame is an outstanding type of divergent flame. There was a big gap between it compared to Ziyan’s Shadow Demon Spirit Fire, but Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame had an odd characteristic, which is that it could mature.
All divergent flames had prototypes forming processes.
Once formed, they would not change, but Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame was different. After it had transformed, it would still have the ability to mature further. This potential was found in magma.
If it had been formed in the magma, the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame prototype could most likely be swallowed. Any following advancements by the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame would greatly increase its power.
A quiet voice came from behind them.
Butterfly Queen You Lan Ruo appeared behind them like a ghost.
“I have to go.” Bing Wu said.
“Remember, safety first.” Xie Ao Yu quietly said, “Who knows, maybe we’ll see each other again soon.”
Bing Wu bit her lips and nodded her head, her eyes became tender, and then suddenly leaned forward, hastily saying, “I’m going to miss you.” Then she turned away and ran.
You Lan Ruo took Bing Wu into the sky and flew off into the distance.
Staring intensely at the two figures disappearing into horizon, it was only once they were completely gone that Xie Ao Yu looked away.
Even though the beauty had left, her smell still lingered.
Due to their frequent cultivation, he and Bing Wu hadn’t met that often recently, but now that she was gone, Xie Ao Yu felt a sense of loss, as if something was missing.
Xie Ao Yu looked towards the water fall, the pond, the rapids, and the forest.
A breeze passed through.
The sense of loneliness increased further.
“Maybe I should hurry my actions and forge my own path a bit earlier.” Xie Ao Yu muttered to himself. He put away the Light Spirit Holy Sword back into its sheath. “Xiao Bai, let’s go, we’re going to go see the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame.”
Xiao Bai came out of the middle of the waterfall.
One man and one animal left the foot of the mountain, heading away from Langya City and straight for Howling Wolf mountain.
Howling Wolf Mountain was located south of Langya city. The mountain itself was not too tall, but it was the highest peak south of Langya city. The mountain was covered in lush forests and filled with spirit beasts.
Xie Ao Yu had gone to the Howling Wolf Mountains many times, but never discovered the Earth Pulmonary Heart Flame. Even now, if Bing Wu’s teacher hadn’t told him, he still wouldn’t have known about it and most likely would never have had a chance of finding it. Now, even though he knew the location of where the cave’s entrance was, it still took him half a day to find it.
It was a very common-looking cave.
In fact, you could tell that many people had come through here before, but no one had known that inside this cave there was a divergent flame. After Xie Ao Yu arrived at about ten meters away from the entrance of the cave, he used his hand to measure from the bottom of his foot to his waist, felt for a protruding rock and then twisted it gently.
In front of him, the wall began to move by itself.
This was a mechanism.
“For the Ao Te Si family to have discovered this place, it must have been an accident.” When Xie Ao Yu heard You Lan Ruo talk about this place’s divergent flame, he had already judged that it was the one the Ao Te Si family had discovered years before.
After all, it was impossible for divergent flames to be born within a thousand miles of each other.
That was to say, since Howling Wolf Mountain had a divergent flame, then within a thousand miles of Howling Wolf Mountain, you would not be able to find a second divergent flame. even if the all the conditions to create a divergent flame were prepared, there was still no way to materialize one. Someone either had to obtain the divergent flame or it had to be extinguished in order to form a new divergent flame.
Thinking about it, Xie Ao Yu suddenly laughed.
The Ao Te Si clan had discovered a divergent flame, which led to Xie Gan and Xie Kun’s estrangement, then Xie Gan had been poisoned by Xie Kun, and now that divergent flame was right in front of him.
Everything had come full circle. The world really was full of unexpected things.
(TN: Not sure how to translate数年的轮回)
Xie Ao Yu strode into the cave, at the same time pulling out the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword and readying it. Xiao Bai emitted a ball of light to light up the path, and then the two of them went forward.