The battle against the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug was destined to be tough.
Wu Yu entered once again, and it had recovered much since before. The puppets in the Floating Dreams Pagoda were hard to defeat unless he could smash them into pieces.
However, he was approaching the Immortal's Capital and there were even assassins after him. Wu Yu determined that this wouldn't end so quickly. There would still be people accepting the mission from the Stygian Devils. Therefore, as long as there was a glimmer of hope, he wouldn't give up on challenging the puppet.
The Stygian Devils had a modus operandi. When they failed an assassination missions, they would announce it to all the assassins and increase the bounty. As long as people accepted the mission, it wouldn't end regardless of how many assassins were killed. As more people failed, the reward for the mission would continue growing like rolling a snowball till the target was killed.
It was said that the Stygian Devils had power equivalent to that of an immortal kingdom. However, they were hidden within various large forces throughout the Yan Huang Ancient Region and no one knew their exact location.
The Blood Poisoner from before was pretty powerful. Therefore, Wu Yu had no option but to strengthen himself constantly so he could remain ahead of the Stygian Devils' estimates of his strength.
The Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug was the key to this.
Wu Yu had witnessed its two Offensive Spirit Designs, the Seven Stars Shining Blast and the Invisible Slaying Iron Wings Formation, and knew that they were terrifyingly powerful.
Wu Yu's main body was responsible for stopping the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug, while his avatar and all his doppelgangers had surrounded the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug and released relentless attacks. The Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug couldn't break through Wu Yu's main body. After all, Wu Yu and his Heaven Devouring Avatar could even defeat fourth tier Dao Querying Three Disasters Realm experts.
To his astonishment, while they were attacking relentlessly and thought their opportunity might have arrived, they saw the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug using a new spirit design. This seemed to be a Defensive Spirit Design.
The spirit design was known as the Seven Stars Fortifying Design, and Wu Yu could tell that this was the true core of the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug. When the spirit design was triggered, its metal body changed once again. The seven stars in the sky glowed brilliantly and starlight shrouded the entire Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug. The next moment, it morphed into a spherical planet. The spherical planet was exceptionally dazzling with starlight glittering constantly. Moreover, a large number of spirit design insignias could be seen at the surface. These insignias looked extremely ancient and were proof that the owner of the Floating Dreams Pagoda came from an exceptionally ancient period.
Moreover, Wu Yu could tell that the spherical planet was hollow. It wasn't completely filled.
"If we conquer this puppet, the Seven Stars Fortifying Design will enable me to protect someone I wish. For example, if the three of us are under attack, we can choose to hide within the Seven Stars Fortifying Design. Even if the spirit design is destroyed, or rather the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug is destroyed, it can still be restored with the Floating Dreams Pagoda. This is no different from having an additional life!"
Wu Yu realized that the greatest benefit of having the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug would be gaining a mobile fortress or shield. It would be more useful than the Floating Dreams Pagoda.
Wu Yu was once again impressed by the mysterious Floating Dreams Pagoda and its owner.
Moreover, he realized that when the planet was formed, the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug still retained its breakneck speed and collision strength. When the dazzling planet was formed, it charged towards Wu Yu like a falling meteorite and reached him in the blink of an eye. In the process, sparks were fluttering.
Wu Yu's main body mustered all his strength and whipped it on the planet. However, he never expected the spherical planet to possess such massive strength. In the collision, the Infernal Sky Pillar was knocked away from Wu Yu. At the same time, a physical body world was destroyed and the Celestial King Buddha was damaged.
If this happened five more times, even Wu Yu's main body would die.
However, this fully triggered Wu Yu's passion for battle. He got up expeditiously and casted the Swift Art to fight the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug. For now, he wanted a battle of attrition. His main body and the Heaven Devouring Avatar weren't clashing with the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug directly. Instead, they relied on dodging and ambushing to land strike after strike on the Seven Stars Fortifying Design.
However, the Seven Stars Fortifying Design was indeed solid. Wu Yu had struck it with the Infernal Sky Pillar of Nine Fetters at least several dozen times but only shook it a little. It was then that Wu Yu could envision himself taking an all-out strike from someone of the Black Hornet Demon King's level or a fifth tier Dao Querying cultivator!
If that was so, there would be few in the vast Jambu Realm that could kill Wu Yu.
"My only advantage currently is my willpower.
"Obviously, it's a puppet that doesn't know fatigue or fear. It only knows about battle."
In terms of willpower, many people would think a human could compare with a puppet. This was because a puppet did't feel fatigue and only executed orders.
However, having reached this stage today, Wu Yu was indignant. As long as he could find an opportunity, he would release relentless attacks.
Hard work truly paid off.
After 10 hours of protracted battle and having two of his physical body worlds destroyed, Wu Yu finally broke through the Seven Stars Fortifying Design of the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug after numerous ambushes. This was a testament to how durable the Seven Stars Fortifying Design was. When the Seven Stars Fortifying Design was shattered, the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug lost all its battle strength and broke into pieces as expected. Now Wu Yu had to wait for the Floating Dreams Pagoda to restore it.
"The difference between the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug and other puppets is that it focuses entirely on the Seven Stars Fortifying Design, which is its main spirit design. As for the main designs of the other puppets, they are mostly coordinating or controlling and won't show their effects outrightly. The limitation of the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug is that if the Seven Stars Fortifying Design is destroyed, the main body will also shatter. Other puppets don't lose their fighting strength if their spirit designs are destroyed. Nonetheless, one great thing is that after discarding all other spirit designs to focus on the Seven Stars Fortifying Design, the Seven Stars Fortifying Design becomes several levels more powerful!
"The Seven Stars Fortifying Design is numerous times tougher than the Immovable Nine Palaces Design. Although I can only use it once for each battle, it would only take a bit of time to restore the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug completely with the Floating Dreams Pagoda."
Therefore, Wu Yu was satisfied with the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug. The puppet could hold on even against a fifth tier Dao Querying Three Disasters Realm expert, and it might be even stronger than Wu Yu's main body or Heaven Devouring Avatar in certain circumstances. After expending so much effort and energy, Wu Yu finally conquered the puppet.
At this moment, the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug was absorbed back into the Floating Dreams Pagoda. It would probably take a few days before it could become functional again. That's why the Floating Dreams Pagoda was mysterious as well.
The other mysterious thing about the Floating Dreams Pagoda was the flow of time.
Wu Yu chose to recuperate in the Floating Dreams Pagoda so he could have two times the time.
Two of his Hexaworld Celestial King Buddha Bodies had been destroyed. With Wu Yu's frightening healing ability, it wouldn't take long for them to recover. However, it would require a lot of God's Way Pills.
Obviously, it was definitely worth it in exchange for the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug.
At this moment, serenity had returned to the Floating Dreams Pagoda.
Wu Yu sat with his legs crossed on the floor and was about to focus on recuperating.
All of a sudden, he felt extremely uncomfortable when a gust of wind blew on his body. Lifting his head to take a look, he saw the spirit designs, markings, and insignias within the Floating Dreams Pagoda changing, and so were some drawings. All of a sudden, Wu Yu felt as though he was seeing a long river beside him. The water was flowing quickly initially. However, as the insignia and spirit designs were changing, the speed of water flow increased by a fold at the minimum!
When the speed stabilized and the insignia and spirit designs stopped changing, Wu Yu finally saw the river vanish, and silence returned to the Floating Dreams Pagoda once again. Wu Yu could clearly feel that something had changed. However, he couldn't tell what exactly was different from before.
"I know! It must be the time!"
Ming Long was the first to speak.
"Are you saying that the flow of time in the Floating Dreams Pagoda has changed after I challenged the Seven Stars Iron Winged Bug? It was two times the speed of the outside world previously. What about now...." Wu Yu was euphoric.
"You definitely can't tell when you are in here. Just go light a joss stick outside and you will find out," Ming Long commented lazily.
Wu Yu understood her immediately. He went onto the Hidden Immortal and lit two joss sticks at the same time. Next, he brought one of the joss sticks into the Floating Dreams Pagoda. He waited for the joss stick to burn for a while in the Floating Dreams Pagoda. After which, he exited and made a comparison. The joss stick outside the Floating Dreams Pagoda had only burnt one-fifth the length of the joss stick that had been brought into the Floating Dreams Pagoda.
Wu Yu was overjoyed. This surprise was too sudden and he couldn't help but exclaim, "The time difference in the Floating Dreams Pagoda has reached five times. In other words, only a month will pass in the outside world if I cultivate for five months in the Floating Dreams Pagoda. If I cultivate diligently for five years in there, only a year will have passed in the outside world. Compared to others, what I'm lacking the most is time and experience. And now the Floating Dreams Pagoda has given me five times the time to compete with others!"
He couldn't help but be impressed once again. Perhaps he had belittled the Floating Dreams Pagoda. After all, this mysterious object came from the Taigu Immortal Path and was extremely difficult to obtain. Who else could possibly kill an opponent that was eight tiers above oneself?
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