Before Wu Yu, all he saw was stillness.
Before dao techniques, life and death was often determined in a single instant.
The blood-red horsetail whisk in Liu Qingshui's hands had morphed into a tempest of blood, whipping the winds into a fury, even sweeping up the yellow sand into it. And Wu Yu was trapped in the middle.
Within the fury, Liu Qingshui's cold and bloodthirsty eyes seemed to peer out at him.
The tempest of blood was like countless knife blades cutting him. Ordinary martial cultivators would have been readily cut to pieces!
A tempest of blood with the spiritual power of the seventh tier of the Qi Condensation Realm. It was much stronger than the tornado skill that Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had used back then.
Weng, weng, weng!
The ripping sound of a razor wind raised goosebumps on the skin.
Suddenly, the cyclone constricted, and the knife blades swarmed Wu Yu. It was about to crush Wu Yu to bits!
Honestly, other martial cultivators at the seventh tier of the Qi Condensation Realm would have been similarly shredded to pieces in such a savage tornado.
But Wu Yu now had the Invincible Vajra Body. He was unbelievably resilient, far more than Jiang Junlin's Supernova Golden Body. In terms of physical body alone, even Jiang Xie could not compare!
The ghost of a smile appeared on his lips.
Just as the blood tornado tightened, Wu Yu, in the Immortal Ape Transformation, exploded forth, charging through the tornado!
"Hmm?" Liu Qingshui controlled the bloody tornado. She was shocked at Wu Yu's willing embrace of death.
"Since you wish to die, let me grant it."
She increased the power of the bloody tornado, focusing it entirely on Wu Yu. The blood flecks from the horsetail whisk were like sharp needles, piercing towards Wu Yu.
Pa, pa, pa, pa!
Within the storm, the shrill sound of impact!
"Haha, Wu Yu's dead!"
From the outside, they could make out that Wu Yu was being destroyed. Instantly, the whole Zhongyuan Dao Sect was roaring with laughter.
Suddenly, a beam of golden light flew out of the tempest of blood!
Liu Qingshui's face changed.
That beam of golden light flew before her eyes!
Liu Qingshui's left hand twitched, the shortsword flying out in answer to Wu Yu's emergence from the storm.
Wu Yu's Demon Subduing Staff, with nine dragons circling it, was already trained on Liu Qingshui.
Life and death flashed in that moment!
"Forbidden dao technique, When Nine Become One!"
He switched his spiritual art, imbuing the Demon Subduing Staff differently. The nine dragons whirled madly and entered the Demon Subduing Staff's body, which morphed into a huge, fiery dragon. Wu Yu twisted, and it shot forward like an arrow leaving the bow!
This was the forbidden dao technique of the Nine Dragons Ascension Column. It had immense power, but did not cost Wu Yu that much. This When Nine Become One technique exerted a considerable amount of backlash to Wu Yu, but his Invincible Vajra Body was strong enough to easily bear it.
But since it was a forbidden dao technique, Wu Yu would not use it all the time.
He had broken out with great difficulty, and still Liu Qingshui was after his neck. Therefore, he could only switch up the Nine Dragons Ascension Column into When Nine Become One and bring a real dragon to life!
In that instant!
The fiery dragon swallowed the shortsword and skewered Liu Qingshui through. It became the Demon Subduing Staff again, nailing her to the floor!
The shortsword fell to the ground, and the tornado of blood behind Wu Yu dissipated, becoming a blood-red horsetail whisk that clattered to the yellow sand.
Wu Yu pulled out the Demon Subduing Staff, and Liu Qingshui fell to the ground. She was like Stone-Iron Yu - dead on the spot, without a word.
The yellow sand danced, burying her body.
At times, the Immortal Dao was a cruel thing. Life and death were ended painfully, without mercy or rule.
In truth, only Wu Yu knew the danger he had been in, trapped in the tornado. Perhaps because he had been conditioned by the Inner Vajra Buddha training, he was able to tear his way out of the cutting tornado. Even so, his body was covered with fine sword cuts!
They were closely packed. All of them were blood-red, staining his golden fur.
But exactly because that had happened, his countenance after killing Liu Qingshui looked even more terrifying! He was intimidating and overwhelming! He no longer needed to call taunts. His proud gaze was the best challenge to the Zhongyuan Dao Sect!
The faces of the disciples of the Zhongyuan Dao Sect were beetred. They were angry, hateful, and yet scared. They still jeered, but a majority no longer dared to face Wu Yu.
After all, Wu Yu had done exactly as he said he would. Come one, kill one. Come two, kill both!
"Is there anyone else in the Zhongyuan Dao Sect?" Wu Yu smirked. His words sent many of the disciples scrambling back in fearful retreat, watching him with trepidation.
This was one of Wu Yu's objectives, to crush their morale. Devastate their morale, and simultaneously buy time for the Heavenly Sword Sect.
"IS THERE ANYONE ELSE?!"
He asked again. They were all seething with anger, but no one dared to step up, especially after seeing Liu Qingshui die.
"Haha!" Even the demons broke out in laughter.
The orthodox disciples often clashed with them. But truthfully, they looked down on these disciples.
And seeing Wu Yu's Immortal Ape Transformation, they were now uncertain. Was Wu Yu human? Or demon? Could this be the reason why the Ninth Spirit was looking for him? The demons wondered.
Wu Yu's gaze fell on Jiang Xie.
On the back of a Pegasus, Jiang Xie looked down at Wu Yu silently. At this time, he truly understood that - despite his young age - Wu Yu was someone extremely difficult to deal with.
"Master, I'll do it." From beside Jiang Xie, a handsome youth with scholarly features like Mo Shishu spoke up.
"No way." Jiang Xie shook his head.
The disciple was shocked. "I have to. Otherwise, our Zhongyuan Dao Sect will be thoroughly crushed by this little kid! Right now, only I can defeat him."
That disciple spoke the truth, and Jiang Xie knew it. But seeing Liu Qingshui's demise, he still had his worries. After all, Liu Qingshui's value was nothing compared to that of his own disciple.
"Master, can you honestly watch this kid who killed Junlin swagger before our eyes?"
Saying thus, Jiang Xie sighed deeply. He secretly passed something to his disciple, and said, "Use this to save your life if you are helpless."
"Many thanks to Master!"
The disciple descended from the skies, landing before Wu Yu!
His appearance caused the dispirited Zhongyuan Dao Sect to rise up again!
"The Sect Leader's second disciple, of the seventh tier of the Qi Condensation Realm. He's even stronger than Liu Qingshui, and is definitely the strongest one outside of the elders!"
"This Wu Yu is so strong that only he can finish Wu Yu off!"
"Mo Xiudao, the pride of our Zhongyuan Dao Sect rests on you now! You must defeat him!"
"Kill him! Destroy him!"
These disciples were even more incensed than before. His appearance had caused an even bigger stir than Liu Qingshui's. Clearly, his position in the Zhongyuan Dao Sect was way higher than Liu Qingshui's.
"Jiang Xie's second disciple? Looks like I hooked a big fish!"
Actually, Wu Yu had been waiting for this person since the beginning!
He had spotted this young person following Jiang Xie. That basically confirmed that he was Jiang Xie's disciple, and this had been proven true.
Killing this person would truly cause the morale of the Zhongyuan Dao Sect to crumble. They would never be able to look him, Wu Yu, in the eye again!
"Mo Xiudao! Mo Xiudao!"
In the whirling, yellow sand, the Zhongyuan Dao Sect disciples pumped their fists, their faces red as they cheered for this person.
"The true first outside of the elders?"
Wu Yu was interested now.
Liu Qingshui had been very strong. She had almost injured Wu Yu seriously. And now this Mo Xiudao person's reputation and status were even higher. It would really be an intense life and death battle!
Wu Yu had just calmed himself down, only to be fired up again!
This person was one of the few members of the Zhongyuan Dao Sect who did not wear black and white dao robes. Instead, he was like Mo Shishu, choosing the garb of a scholar. But where Mo Shishu only dressed like a distinguished scholar, this person had the righteous air of a true scholar! Each of his movements spoke of the bearing of an intellectual. His eyes were fathomlessly black. He looked extremely learned.
Ever since Mo Xiudao's appearance, the cheers that echoed throughout the plains of yellow sand reached their peak!
"Today, I will take revenge for Junlin, and send you to the next world. In hell, you need not feel lonely. Soon, all the disciples of the Heavenly Sword Sect will be there to join you on your road," Mo Xiudao said, his left hand placed behind his back.
Wu Yu could not be bothered to answer.
All he knew was that this Mo Xiudao was on the same level as Night Wishes for Snow and Lan Boli. If he could defeat him today, then he would have truly undergone a major metamorphosis.
Night Wishes for Snow was a rare talent, and considered the foremost in the Heavenly Sword Sect. But Wu Yu, after laying down his immortal root, was close behind. And in the Heavenly Sword Sect, probably no one would have guessed that he was already on the level of challenging the likes of Mo Xiudao.
"Mo Xiudao, yet you cultivate." 
At this time, Wu Yu had actually let his Immortal Ape Transformation fade, reverting to his human form. In his flesh and blood form, the clothing on his torso had already been shredded. He stood half-naked, and the golden character was dimly visible on his body. And the sauvastika of pure gold on his back was even more brilliant!
"You snub me?" Mo Xiudao said coldly. He felt like human form was not Wu Yu's strongest state.
"You are wrong."
Wu Yu plunged the Demon Subduing Staff into the ground.
At this moment, his aura completely changed. The golden light on his body dimmed, but within his body, black and white churned, forming in his eyes as black and white sword qi and spitting out occasionally.
At this moment, he retrieved the Onyx & Pearl Dao Sword from the Sumeru Pouch.
Feng Xueya had actually analyzed that immortal root and found out some things. In complement to the Nascent Yin Yang Single Sword Strike, he had given Wu Yu the Onyx & Pearl Dao Sword. This immortal treasure was the one that suited Wu Yu best.
Wu Yu split the Onyx & Pearl Dao Sword apart, holding them in his left and right hand as two sharp and thin swords!
With blades in both hands and completely balanced, the Wu Yu that turned to face Mo Xiudao was a completely different beast. His aura was the extreme opposite from the intense quality that he previously had.
Now he was ice. Icy cold and frosty, like an abyss.
This was Wu Yu's other face!
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