Chapter 1199: Oriole

Actually, Wu Yu had never seen how demon immortals fought.

And now, he understood that the disparity between demon immortals and demons was the same as between immortals and mortals.

The leap was far greater than the metamorphosis between the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm and the Dao Querying Realm.

Moreover, this was an unprecedented evolution, from a finite lifespan to an infinite one. From querying dao, to mastering dao.

Strictly speaking, it was not even the same life.

Immortals, demon immortals, and ghostly immortals all saw it as the ultimate goal of life.

At that level, even demon immortals would not just fight with their Natural Mystiques. Even their mystiques were executed with such profound mastery that mortals would not be able to understand.

"Perhaps they are using something in this world that we cannot even sense. That's why their level is so high. Complex and profound."

Amongst mortals, Wu Yu was already fairly powerful.

Using the metaphor of a life form, like, say, a beast, specifically felines, then his powerful steps would make him a tiger. He was a ripped killing machine.

But the demon immortals fighting in front of him were like martial cultivators, if Wu Yu was the tiger. They might not be as strong, but they were beyond beasts. They understood how to use dao. No matter how strong Wu Yu was, he could not stand against these martial cultivators.

The difference between beasts without sentience and martial cultivators was comparable to the difference between martial cultivators and immortals. Dao in their eyes was different from Wu Yu's understanding of it.

Therefore, even though Wu Yu was progressing through the Dao Querying Realm, and even if he reached the 10th tier of the Dao Querying Realm, he was not immortal. He might defeat some of them, but he could not use dao like they did. And with the way immortals manipulated dao, they would be able to defeat him with very little effort.

This was not a matter of power disparity, but level and existential disparity.

As Wu Yu watched the eight demon immortals fight, he witnessed a fight between higher life forms. He had no choice but to hide away.

As for the Crimson Blood Roc Demon, he had lost all reason after being snubbed. He was completely surrounded by the other seven demon immortals.

But he was no headless housefly. He had a goal. He targeted the Rose Demon Queen. Even though she had not offended him much, if he could just get her key, then the entire situation would change. He would be the one with the upper hand.

The Crimson Blood Roc Demon felt superior amongst the demon immortals. His fighting strength was probably in the top three!

In a place like the Ancient Demon Realm, their epic battle could destroy the world. 

Many elite demons had come forth to help, but they were completely unable to enter the fray. They could only hang back like Wu Yu.

Wu Yu saw crumbling mountains, evaporating rivers, and scorched plains. Deserts turned to furnaces, lakes disappeared into chasms, and forests burned like seas of fire. The ground heaved and cracked, gouged with fissures. Many ordinary demons could not flee in time.

The Crimson Blood Roc Demon was going berserk, throwing the world into madness. Wu Yu could not see the fight too well. He could only see the Crimson Blood Roc Demon being surrounded, while the other seven demon immortals lashed out with punishing moves. For example, the Immortal Jiuying and the Rose Demon Queen were merciless in their attacks.

The Rose Demon Queen was in a precarious position as the Crimson Blood Roc Demon's main target. At this time, the others did not bother to help her. They were only focused on their own attacks on the Crimson Blood Roc Demon. Once they started fighting, they would have to kill the Crimson Blood Roc Demon to resolve things. He could not be left alive to trouble them.

"Fine, then! Since you all are so cruel! You really are trying to kill me! And all so righteous about it! If I can't go to other worlds! None of you will, either! Everyone will stay right here!

"Rose Demon Queen! Die!"

Far away, Wu Yu saw that many of the Rose Demon Queen's tendrils turn red with blood blotches. Half the sky had turned crimson, and the red coalesced into tornado-like storms that swept across the sky. They buffeted the real body of the Rose Demon Queen, caging it in a vermilion tornado!

He could hear the screams of the Rose Demon Queen.

"A good chance."

The Crimson Blood Roc Demon wanted to get the key, so he decided to switch from passive to active. It was his only way to get to other worlds. He knew that if he was bent on attacking the Rose Demon Queen, the others would not care about her either.

Wu Yu naturally knew where the Gateway to the Ancient Demon Realm was. Although he had not fully mastered it, he was still its owner. It was dangerous, but he used the Lawful Embodiment of Heaven and Earth to shrink himself to the smallest, and charged in. He had to dodge the demon immortals' attacks. The slightest slip-up would see him reduced to ash!

It was like walking a tightrope.

He could see the position of the key. At this time, the Rose Demon Queen's attention was fully on the Crimson Blood Roc Demon's attacks.

The other demon immortals were all attacking the Crimson Blood Roc Demon as well, and not holding back. But the Crimson Blood Roc Demon was insanity incarnate. He tanked some attacks and then pounced on the Rose Demon Queen, his crimson feathers aflutter!

Wu Yu had already hidden himself behind the Rose Demon Queen, but this was exactly the center of the crossfire, so he had to dodge constantly. The Saintly Dragon Golden Robe wouldn't hold up for long either.

"Everyone, kill him, quick! If you don't, how can I take you away from this place!?

"Quick, fight him!"

Being targeted by Crimson Blood Roc Demon like this, the Rose Demon Queen was flustered, beseeching the others for help. Their attacks were not as deadly.

"Don't worry. Watch us kill this lunatic."

"Make haste! Kill him!"

Actually, they wanted to let the Rose Demon Queen suffer a bit more. If she was unsettled, she would be more honest when bringing them into the other worlds. This was their way of taking her down a notch.

Despite their words, they did not hold the Crimson Blood Roc Demon back. He was almost upon the Rose Demon Queen. His sharp claws ripped the Rose Demon Queen up from the ground and his beak tore savagely into her!

A brutal fight between demon immortals.

The demon immortals' dao was definitely inferior to immortals' dao. But they had the physical advantage. For example, this Crimson Blood Roc Demon's corporeal strength was fairly developed. It was on a whole different level from demons, and his sharp claws and wings could rend Qian Kun itself.

Seeing this chaotic melee, Wu Yu made his move as well. The Gateway to the Ancient Demon Realm was concealed in one spot of the Rose Demon Queen's body. It was behind her, while the Crimson Blood Roc Demon was attacking her front. Even while he was tearing into the Rose Demon Queen, her tendrils were answering with savage ripostes into his body as well.

As for the six demon immortals behind him, they saw the situation and judged it to be the right time. They started to unleash their attacks, turning his back into a bloody pulp. Bone could be seen, and their dao techniques and mystiques all were buried deep into his body. This was even more terrifying than flesh and blood attacks. They could actually kill a being like the Crimson Blood Roc Demon.

No matter what, Wu Yu could not back down. Because the Gateway to the Ancient Demon Realm was too important to him!

While the Crimson Blood Roc Demon was attacking, he naturally was at a disadvantage on defense. He beat back the Rose Demon Queen on sheer feral determination alone, sending her into seething fury.

Crack!

Another part of her body was ripped apart. Of course, the Rose Demon Queen's "flesh" was actually wood.

Kacha, kacha!

"Go to hell!"

The Crimson Blood Roc Demon was truly berserk. Even at this time, he still held grimly onto Rose Demon Queen and did not let go. He returned again and again to shred at her. A pity that he did not know where the Gateway to the Ancient Demon Realm was. The others did not either, or they would have already snatched it.

Wu Yu was looking for his chance as well. He saw that the Rose Demon Queen's body was riddled with holes, and the Crimson Blood Roc Demon was badly injured as well. He was a little worried that the Crimson Blood Roc Demon would die before he opened the channel with the key.

"Below your left claw, 20 zhang down!"

Wu Yu felt like he had to gamble. He used a voice-projection technique to tell the Crimson Blood Roc Demon where the key was. The Crimson Blood Roc Demon had been going by brute force. His claws had reached the Rose Demon Queen already, and the other demon immortals' mystiques were taking a toll on him. He was on the verge of collapse, while the Rose Demon Queen was not as deeply wounded.

But Wu Yu's words brought a huge change!

A new light came into the Crimson Blood Roc Demon's eyes. Shifting his course by 20 zhang, his sharp claws pierced the body of the Rose Demon Queen. With a great clatter, a huge spray of wood slivers burst out!

"There it is!"

As the wood chips burst out of the Rose Demon Queen's body, the key wedged amongst them flew out as well. Wu Yu was even faster than the Crimson Blood Roc Demon. Because the Crimson Blood Roc Demon was in front of the Rose Demon Queen, he could not see that Wu Yu was lying in wait behind. The Gateway to the Ancient Demon Realm flew towards him, and he scooped it up and fled on the Somersault Cloud!

He leaped over and over again, until he was far away.

However, some demon immortals still saw him.

"He's taken the key! That Wu Yu fellow!" All eight demon immortals started in consternation.


1. Chapter title refers to the fuller saying: "The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind."

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