9 Heavenly Thunder Manual Chapter 325-326
Chapter 325 – Getting Along Together
Two piles of meat were kneeling at the main hall and they were none other than Little Ha and Big Ha.
“Given that you two have merit, a mansion will be assigned to you in the city. You guys are also eligible to enter the Devil King’s Castle to cultivate, but you two cannot enter simultaneously.”
“Wahhh…” Snot was dripping down Little Ha as he suddenly cried in happiness. Ever since he was born, this was the first time he got so close to the Demon King. And he was even able to talk to him! All of this had caused Little Ha to be unable to hold down his emotions anymore.
Big Ha had a face full of smiles, but at the same time felt embarrassed. He pulled the corner of Little Ha’s clothes and then with an excited smile: “Thank you Lord Demon King! Thank you your Majesty the Queen!” He then turned around to look at Lei Yu, “Thank you Lord Lightning!”
“You guys may withdraw!”
After those two left, Lei Yu considered this as paying what he had promised them. He felt like some pressure had been lifted off his chest as the smile he revealed became a bit more splendid. After recalling Little Ha’s prior expression, he almost couldn’t hold in his laughter.
“Are there any more matters that need to be accounted for?” The bull-head rubbed his horn with a proud expression on his face. It was obvious he was feeling good from showing how mighty he was in front of Lei Yu.
“Stop messing around, there’s really something I need your assistance with.” Said Lei Yu while scratching his head.
“You’re still saying those polite words of needing my assistance? Just go ahead and tell me what you need!” Said the bull-head as white mist sprayed from his nostrils.
Lei Yu glanced at Nuo Hu and Ai Er, “Can you allow Ai Er and my big brother to enter the Devil King’s Castle to cultivate? There’s so much spiritual energy in there so it’s an ideal place for them.”
“Stop kidding around!” The bull-head stood up with a “bam.” Everyone was suddenly dumbfounded wondering what this bull-head was doing. But his following words made others unsure as to laugh or cry: “Not to mention allowing or not allowing, I can even give the castle to you!”
“I don’t want it, something like that is only safe if it’s under your name. Anyway, didn’t I take with me a big chunk of purple crystal stone when I left?” Lei Yu had intended on bringing the crystal stone along with him to improve his cultivation, but never thought he would actually give it away instead.
In the Immortal World, eating and drinking weren’t something cultivators really cared about. It was only necessary when it came to celebrations because this represented their expression of happiness.
Amidst this crowd, there were no separations of lords or servants as everyone just randomly sat around a large stone table. The alcohol they had brewed themselves was really not bad, causing everyone relish in its taste.
After being satisfied with food and alcohol, everyone was aware on what they had to do. They all had to give some space for Lei Yu to deal with his relationship between Ai Er and Telephassa.
During the banquet, Ai Er and Telephassa had already chatted with each other for a very long time and they happened to have good feelings towards one and another.
Since Lei Yu was so devoted to Ai Er, that naturally meant she had qualities about her that excelled.
In the eyes of Ai Er, Telephassa was worthy of her respect and admiration. Not evening mentioning her current status, just Telephassa’s devotion to Lei Yu was already enough for her respect.
There were things Lei Yu wanted to say but he didn’t know how to start it so he just sat there like an idiot. The two beauties glanced at each other and seemed to form a mutual understanding. They both stood up in unison and with one to the left and one to the right of Lei Yu, the grabbed his arms and pulled him up.
“What are you two doing?” Asked Lei Yu.
“Shall we go to my place?” Telephassa’s eyes glanced at Ai Er. The latter then nodded, “Sounds good!”
Heading into the luxurious bedchambers, the faint aromatic smell would make anyone intoxicated. Even Ai Er was relishing it for a while before opening her eyes, “Big sister, what kind of smell is this? I really like it!”
“You like it too? Come with me!” Leaving Lei Yu to the side, Telephassa pulled Ai Er and the two of them walked towards a wooden shelf in the corner of the room.
“These are spices I specially brought with me from Greece in the Mortal World. I’ve always been reluctant to use them and have only used it a few times. And it happens to be when he comes before I’m willing to use it!” As Telephassa was saying this, her eyes glanced towards Lei Yu.
Ai Er giggled, “It looks like this is a very precious item so I cannot snatch it away from big sister.”
“It’s fine, why are you still being so polite with me?”
Seeing that those two were interacting with each other in a harmonious manner, Lei Yu’s heart started fluttering in his stomach. But it was at this time that he felt he was an extra since those two were having fun chatting with each other as if the topics would never end.
The most headache inducing issue hasn’t happened yet but it will soon!
Lei Yu brought Nuo Hu, Ai Er, and Little Ha together to the Devil King’s Castle. Lei Yu actually had some feelings towards this place because this was where he rose from the Nascent Soul stage to his current strength. It was definitely not an easy experience. Even though one was able to cultivate in this castle made of crystal stones, it’ll be impossible to attain the strength Lei Yu currently has based on that alone. His extreme cultivation improvement was mostly due to the coincidence of meeting and being guided by the Devil King’s soul remnant. Of course Lei Yu didn’t elaborate the details of the encounter to the others.
Upon entering the Devil King’s Castle, those three behind him were extremely excited, especially Little Ha. His older brother Big Ha gave him the right to enter first, making him extremely grateful for that action. After all, those two were brothers. Even though they would at times argue with each other, when something happens, they would still be united in thought. This was something Lei Yu admired about those two and he had already made some plans for them.
“It’s so pretty here!” Ai Er couldn’t help praise out loud while she stared around at all the crystals.
“Lord Lightning!” A familiar voice came from the distance causing Lei Yu to turn around with a smile. “Silo, your strength has improved!”
“It’s all my fault for being so dumb. I’ve already been here for a few hundred years yet have only reached the middle Boundary Transition stage.” It was clear that Silo was not happy with his own cultivation speed.
Little Ha stared with his tiny beady eyes at the fearsome looking Silo and then asked excitedly: “You are Lord Silo?”
Silo coldly looked at the fatty, “You should be the person specially permitted to enter the castle to cultivate, right?”
Silo’s words clearly showed he knew the story about Lei Yu’s disappearance and reappearance.
“Tha… that’s right.” Little Ha replied after swallowing hard.
“He’s a friend I met by fate so treat him like one of us, don’t treat him like such a stranger.” Lei Yu lightly patted Silo’s shoulder. With Silo’s powerful physique, Lei Yu felt like he was patting a piece of marble.
No one would dare to act so casual in front of Silo, but Lei Yu didn’t receive his anger and instead, everyone could see Silo laugh in a foolish manner.
Little Ha stayed to the side without making a noise. Although he knew Lei Yu wasn’t a simple person, he still couldn’t understand what kind of status this Lord Lightning had. Why would the totem of the Southern Wild Lands be lightning? And how come all those senior members of the Demon King’s retinue are all familiar with him? This information wasn’t something he was qualified to know and no one will tell him anyway. But in the future, he will become one of Lei Yu’s important Generals.
T/N: Author contradicts himself about the soul remnant so modifications were made. The discrepancy in this chapter was that the author said Lei Yu didn’t tell anyone about the soul remnant but in Chapter 317 he clearly told everyone about it. Also I don’t understand why there wasn’t a short paragraph of Lei Yu telling them why he was missing for 5 years.
Chapter 326A – The Dark Room
Mo Bei Li had already heard Lei Yu’s voice so she ran out of the castle in joy, “Brother Yu!”
Lei Yu originally had a face full of smiles but upon seeing her appearance, it was replaced with an expression of shock. Lei Yu quickly looked off to the side while even Ai Er and Nuo Hu were in a daze. As for Little Ha, his little eyes were now big and round as blood started squirting out of his nose.
“What… what on earth?”
“Cough… cough…!” Lei Yu cleared his throat, “Shouldn’t you first put on some clothes?”
“What do you mean put on some clothes? I’ve always been like this when I was in the water territory.” Said Mo Bei Li in a confused manner as she pulled on the three piece string bikini she was wearing.
Mo Bei Li’s snow white skin was exposed out in the open while half her soft looking two towers were revealed. It was only her two pink mounds that were covered up at this point. And don’t even mention the lower half of her body; a glance would immediately cause one to have a nosebleed because it was only covered by a simple small piece of yellow cloth. If one looked at her from the back, it would look like she wasn’t wearing anything at all. Compared to when Lei Yu first encountered her, this was the exact same bikini getup she was wearing.
The big burly Nuo Hu was now scratching his head while his face was blushing. He made a thought and took out some old clothes that used to belong to Ai Er before handing it over to Ai Er.
“Little sister, do you want to wear this? It’s so chilly in here, aren’t you afraid of catching a cold?” Ai Er felt this was a bit awkward and thought it should be her to be saying this. Although those words of catching a cold towards a cultivator didn’t make sense, Ai Er just couldn’t come up with anything better on the spot.
“Wahh! You’re the big sister Ai Er that brother Yu always talks about? You’re very pretty!” Mo Bei Li enthusiastically jumped towards Ai Er as her twin peaks wobbled up and down causing extreme temptation.
“Ah, I’m done!” The voice of Little Ha was heard as he sat on the ground with a “plop” as more blood started spraying from his nose.
Lei Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “I swear, you are too shameful!”
It was only after putting on Ai Er’s clothes was a bloody tragedy stopped from happening.
Upon entering the castle and greeting Kalchas, they all separated to find their own cultivation space. Once everyone was settled, Lei Yu turned around to leave and went towards that certain hallway.
Different from before, Lei Yu could now lightly push the wooden door and it would open without any obstacles. “Devil King, are you here?”
“Little friend, you’re back!” Inside the dark room, one couldn’t see their own hands in front of them. A sudden green light then appeared as a pair of green eyes floated in midair. The green light came from those eyes and gradually, a terrifying looking face appeared before Lei Yu. The face was a white skull with snow white hair fluttering on the top, while its empty eye sockets only had a pair of glowing green eyes.
The first time Lei Yu saw it, he completely jumped in fright but now he was used to it.
“Devil King, I’m back and I’ve completed the matters you wanted. But an accident happened so quite a bit of time was used up.” Lei Yu said in an apologetic tone.
One could see the skull was attempting to frown, “It’s a bit difficult if you want to recover the energy inside you.”
Lei Yu was a bit surprised why the Devil King would say that. He had already fully recovered and his internal energy was now even more vigorous than before. Lei Yu was confused on what the Devil King meant.
“Devil King, you’re talking about…?”
“Cut the bullshit! Sit down cross-legged, focused your energy in your dantian and don’t let any aura escape from your Nascent Soul’s body!” The Devil King roared out so Lei Yu didn’t dare to be slow. He immediately sat down and did what the Devil King told him. Converging his aura wasn’t something hard since before he reached the Gold Core stage, he already had that ability.
Lei Yu slowly closed his eyes and within this small room, a green light started shining brightly. The light was coming from the floating skull, the remnant of the Devil King’s soul.
One could see the skull spray out a green internal energy that went straight into Lei Yu’s chest. This powerful aura made Lei Yu feel a bit suffocated, and he even felt pain on his chest that started spreading out to the rest of his body. This was similar to tens of thousands of ants biting one’s body and was extremely difficult to endure. But Lei Yu didn’t want to show his weakness so he continued enduring without making a bit of noise.
Lei Yu was then shocked… completely and utterly shocked!
“Isn’t this the green energy that used to be in my body? How come it made its appearance again?” Lei Yu said to himself in surprise.
As the energy came from the Devil King into Lei Yu’s body, it gradually became a green energy that jumped into Lei Yu’s heart meridian. It was the same as before, Lei Yu felt this unfamiliar energy form. It was like a scared child as it slowly traveled around his body in a cautious manner.
Lei Yu had already forced the pain to the back of his mind but his breathing was no longer uniform. He could only focus on the transformation that was undergoing in his heart meridian right now.
Although his meridians that were all messed up after the big battle had recovered, there were still some parts that had crisscrossed each other that shouldn’t have happened. Once that green energy arrived inside his body, it immediately went to fix it and forced it into the correct position.
“Is this energy something he gave me? How could that be possible?” Lei Yu didn’t dare to believe it but the facts were in front of him. The green energy slowly recovered and became stronger. Unknown how much time had passed, the green energy seemed to be full of vigor right now. One could see that energy slowly get close to the infant body residing in Lei Yu’s dantian. It stopped in front of the purple lightning brand for a bit before drilling itself into it.
Lei Yu clenched his teeth and fist as he endured. Sweat continued pouring down his forehead and his clothes were now completely drenched. But he continued enduring and didn’t scream out because he knew this was a critical moment. Moreover, if he screamed out, everyone outside will definitely try to rush here and that might interrupt this critical moment.
A searing pain was felt on Lei Yu’s arm that almost caused him to faint. There were even hissing noises coming from his arm right now.
The pain gradually subsided and Lei Yu flopped to the ground like a pile of mud. One couldn’t see it in this dark room but his face looked like it had been drained of blood and was now pale white.
“I chose you because you have such a strong will. If it were another person, most likely they wouldn’t be able to endure this.” Said the Devil King’s skull.
Lei Yu then weakly asked: “Was this green energy something you gave me? Why?”
“It’s very simple! Did you remember our agreement five years ago? You had to help me accomplish a task. That green energy inside you was my insurance as it will grow strong along with your own growth. If my true body doesn’t help you suppress it, there’s no way you will be able to control it. By that time, you will only have a physical body but your soul will belong to me! You will never be able to restore your own consciousness!”
Those words of the Devil King wasn’t very oppressive, but to Lei Yu it felt like the sick feeling of being raped and afterwards was told the rapist had AIDS. Lei Yu really wanted to stomp this skull into a pile of mud right now but he couldn’t do that.
T/N: The author likes to be vague but it has been revealed! Back then when Lei Yu was about to die from fighting the Void Immortal, some random plot armor unknown entity took over his body and drained the green energy out of the lightning brand. It was the Devil King that took over!
Chapter 326B – Energy Source
“If I had known this before, I wouldn’t have allowed you to help me recover!” Lei Yu angrily said to himself, but there was nothing he could do. He didn’t know what the Devil King was doing prior but now he finally found out.
“Don’t worry, I will fulfill my promise and help you rescue your true body. But will this energy eventually disappear? Also according to my knowledge, I’m not the only person that has a strong will so why did you have to pick me?” In regards to this, Lei Yu had to get to the bottom of it since there was an energy inside him that was equivalent to a time bomb. Lei Yu didn’t know when it’ll explode so how could he not feel fear it?
Back then, Lei Yu had a favorable impression of the energy but of course now, that has all disappeared!
Even though that green energy had saved him a few times, this was something the Devil King had done in order to guarantee that he doesn’t die. It now appears that everything had been a conspiracy! And it happened to be a very insidious plot!
Helping Lei Yu heal his wounds, and then helping him improve his cultivation levels. All of this was a conspiracy plotted by the Devil King in order for him to help save his true body!
“Your friend Romon wasn’t a bad choice, except that I cannot manipulate the will of an ascetic cultivator. But someone with a slightly weaker will cannot handle the green energy inside their body so there was only you that was capable of handling it!”
“You bastard!” Lei Yu cursed out as he couldn’t accept this.
“I am a bastard! But it was also this bastard that helped you change the fate of death a few times! It was also this bastard that allowed the Spiritual Bracelet of Frost recognize you as its owner! It was also because of me, the so called bastard that gave you the chance of being recognized as the owner of the Dragon Vein! Originally everything should have belonged to me yet everyone has befallen you, and you’re still not satisfied?” Every single word of the Devil King drew blood, causing Lei Yu’s heart to shake.
“Didn’t you do this all because of yourself? Wasn’t your goal so that I would accomplish tasks on your behalf?” Lei Yu angrily stood up. His emotions were in disarray as he angrily stared at the white skull floating in the air.
Lei Yu felt like his heart was about to shatter. So all these fortunate encounters were due to the green energy inside his body.
“Don’t be so agitated. If it weren’t for your strong will, and your hard work in cultivation and your innate talents in understanding the mysteries of your cultivation method, I believe that even if you had the energy, you wouldn’t have risen to your current strength. All those fortunate events had only brought you a bit of assistance, while the true reason for you becoming stronger… is yourself!” The Devil King seemed to have suddenly changed to having a very human-like kindness as he praised Lei Yu.
“Cut the bullshit! Once the matter between you and I are finished, I hope that the energy inside me will disappear!”
Lei Yu no longer paid attention to him and pulled open the wooden door to go out. He then tried to calm himself down to show a more normal expression when at this time, he noticed Ai Er and others were already sitting around discussing something.
“Brother Yu, you’ve finally come out! I was so worried!” Ai Er ran over and hugged Lei Yu as she said this.
“Wha… what’s going on?” The heavy hearted Lei Yu said as he stroked Ai Er’s hair.
Nuo Hu stood up, “Little Yu, you’ve been inside the room behind the wooden door for over two months already! If you didn’t come out soon, we were going to seek out Lord Demon King to have him come by!”
“Over two months?” Lei Yu’s eyes widened. No wonder the Devil King said it was kind of difficult for the energy to recover its strength. It had actually used up so much of his time, it really wasn’t worth it! What a hopeless situation where one would waste so much time in order to be planted with an evil curse.
“Nothing going on, I was just in deep meditation so don’t worry.” Lei Yu smile apologetically. “Everyone should continue to cultivate!” Lei Yu was the first to sit back down. At least Lei Yu knew that those four different colored energy wasn’t related to the Devil King, which made him feel a bit better.
In another area.
“My two friends, can I ask if you two came from the Chaotic Star Sea?” A person suddenly appeared and asked.
Liu Hao and Tian Ye glanced at each other before one of them pointed to the back, “Could that place behind us not be the Chaotic Star Sea?”
This person was slightly surprised because this scene seemed to have happened before. After racking his brains in thought, he finally recalled… back then when Lei Yu and Big White came here, didn’t they say those exact words? The response of these two was exactly like Lei Yu’s.
That’s right; this person was none other than the disciple of the Thunder Rune Sect, He Chuang.
“This is so funny, the words of you two are exactly like my brother Lightning’s.” He Chuang gave a light laugh.
Liu Hao and Tian Ye originally wasn’t going to bother with this guy but upon hearing those words, the two visibly shook and decided to stay. Liu Hao quickly asked: “You know Lightning? What does he look like?”
He Chuang blinked a few times, “You two also know him?”
“Quickly say it, what does he look like? Is he wearing a ring that looks like the one on my fingers right now?” Liu Hao frantically asked as he raised his hand in front of He Chuang’s face.
“I don’t really remember this but the Sovereign had once said that brother Lightning has a brand that only the Lei Sect possesses.”
Liu Hao’s heart was beating like crazy while Tian Ye was overjoyed. Liu Hao then laughed into the air, “Shit, my luck is too good! I immediately got news of master upon arriving in the Immortal World, this is awesome!”
“Uh…” He Chuang looked at Liu Hao with a strange look. “You are… you are brother Lightning’s disciple?”
“Yes I am! Quickly bring me to see my master!” Liu Hao grabbed onto He Chuang’s hand as he said this.
“This…” While hesitating, He Chuang then said: “Brother Lightning isn’t at our Thunder Rune Sect right now. How about you two fist come back with me to meet the Sovereign? His old esteemed self knows much more about what’s going on while I’m merely just a simple disciple.”
“Then let’s not delay anymore friend, please show the way!” Tian Ye made a please gesture with his hands.
“Please follow me then.”
Tian Ye was fine since he had been to the Immortal World before but Liu Hao was completely spellbound. With picturesque clouds drifting around the mountain ranges, this scene looked like paradise.
They arrived at the so called Thunder Rune Sect and found it strangely quiet. Tian Ye felt weird at first since most of the Sects of the Immortal World refused to take in disciples, so why would there be someone waiting at the barrier between the Chaotic Star Sea and the Immortal World? Now he realized this Sect was one that has deteriorated, and the sword and axe scars left behind meant this place had experienced a big battle in the past.
As they entered a rather old looking main hall, He Chuang said: “If these two guests can wait here, I will go get the Sovereign.”
The two nodded and He Chuang left. After waiting shortly, they felt a strong aura entering their presence so Liu Hao and Tian Ye quickly stood up out of their seats.
Before Lei Ba Tian had arrived, his voice was already heard: “Is it really little Yu’s disciple?”
Hearing the two words “little Yu,” Liu Hao knew this wasn’t an outsider so he grinned in anticipation. This strong aura crashing against the two was something Lei Ba Tian unintentionally released from being too excited.
Liu Hao copied Tian Ye’s manners and also cupped his hands, “Sovereign.”