The billions of ghostly immortals had finally dispersed from Monsoon Star.
There were actually still others coming here, although they were too late.
There were not only billions of ghostly lords here in Astral Hell. Those from other Hells were still streaming in as well.
In any case, this place did not seem to have any restrictions on those at the Immortal Lord Realm.
News of the six Rainbow Pearls had already spread amongst them.
Those that had them were Gu Huo Immortal Lord, Mo Yuji, Qing Xuan Immortal Lord, Xuanyang Emperor Lord, Mo Yuji, and White-Eyed Ghostly Lord.
The rumor was that Qin Yunling's Rainbow Pearl had been snatched by White Chalk Ghostly Lord, but not many people believed that.
Amongst them, those that were not eternal devil emperor descendants or immortal emperor descendants were Qing Xuan Immortal Lord and White-Eyed Ghostly Lord.
These two became natural targets. Their Rainbow Pearls would be easiest to take away, because there was no worry of revenge from immortal emperors or eternal devil emperors.
Therefore, virtually the entire Astral Hell was searching for these two.
If they were to know the truth, that it was all Wu Yu, the look on their faces would be truly spectacular.
Wu Yu now had half the Rainbow Pearls, and firmly in the lead. However, he knew that it did not mean anything unless he had all of them.
There were less than 10 years left, and then these pearls would be wasted.
Time was running out, and people were running in all the time. Therefore, he bid the Hell masters following him to dedicate all their efforts to search for those people.
Astral Hell was too big, and it was truly difficult to find them if they were concealed.
Therefore, Wu Yu too was racking his brains.
He could at least ascertain that Xuanyang Emperor Lord had gone into hiding with those Hell masters and ghostly kings who supported him.
Gu Huo Immortal Lord and Mo Yuji, he had not encountered the lat time at the Maelstrom Silver Dagger Sphere either.
Qin Yunling was searching high and low for White Chalk Ghostly Lord, and Wu Yu dodged her. Thinking of the day she lost it would immediatley set Qin Yunling's teeth on edge. She could not wait to hunt down White Chalk Ghostly Lord and kill him.
Of course, the hottest target throughout the whole of Astral Hell was without doubt White-Eyed Ghostly Lord. He had a spectacular performance in the Maelstrom Silver Dagger Sphere, and obtained a great treasure. And then he had vanished. No one even had a lead on him.
The entire Astral Hell was on high alert now. The slightest rustling of grass in the wind would have a whole bunch of people checking it out.
Wu Yu appeared in his true form in a remote corner of Astral Hell.
He had forcibly blood bonded with Lifebreaking Darkness Brush, and now could already use Lifebreaking heavenly rule to a certain extent.
"Back then, Pitch Dark Ghostly Lord was killed by White-Eyed Ghostly Lord, and the Lifebreaking Darkness Brush was lost. It was swept out by the Maelstrom Silver Dagger Sphere, and White Chalk Ghostly Lord was also carried out. I swiped u the Lifebreaking Darkness Brush then. I'll go with that story. This way, I can use both great void immortal treasures."
The Lifebreaking Darkness Brush and Abominable Hook Soul Chains were on the same level as the Tragic Mirror and Nine Moons Devil Emperor's Battle Axe, as well as Gu Huo Immortal Lord's Greater Darkness Heaven and Mo Yuji's Heavenly Voices of the Nine Heavens.
The Lifebreaking Darkness Brush had more fighting utility.
In the remaining 9 years or so, Wu Yu used the time to strengthen himself as much as he could. At the same time, he was looking for Gu Huo Immortal Lord, Mo Yuji, and Xuanyang Emperor Lord.
Dancing Flame Phoenix Lord wanted to come out from the Floating Dreams Pagoda.
"Is there something?"
"Don't worry. I want to send a message to White Sun Immortal Lord and the others, so they can have peace of mind."
"Show me the contents of the immortal message talisman before you send it." Wu Yu said.
"Got it! Petty bugger!" Dancing Flame Phoenix Lord had control of her body now, and Wu Yu did not control her so strictly, granting her some freedom.
Perhaps because she was afraid of Nangong Wei doing something extreme, or perhaps because she was still under the false impression that Wu Yu had used her body countless times, she had changed a little. She seemed to have come to terms a little with her fate, although Wu Yu was still not fully reassured.
He was thinking: must she be permanently destroyed for Nangong Wei to live on? Besides, she knew more and more of his secrets by the day.
Dancing Flame Phoenix Lord came out and wrote an immortal message talisman, telling White Sun Immortal Lord and the others that she was fine, but needed to hide, and that they would meet outside. Wu Yu also cut off the possibility that the eternal phoenix tribe could be able to trace this immortal message talisman's origin.
"So, have you made a decision? Are you choosing her, or that mystical dragon?" Dancing Flame Phoenix Lord asked suddenly after sending out the talisman.
According to what she knew, Wu Yu and Luo Pin had a better relationship. As for Nangong Wei, there was something flingy about their relationship, which seemed like "that kind" of thing.
"Is that any of your business?"
"But this is my body......"
Wu Yu did not reply.
"You're going to hold on to both? Dream on." Dancing Flame Phoenix Lord glared at him.
She was quite amusing at times.
She ignored Wu Yu after that. Before long, Nangong Wei appeared, asking: "What happened with her? To make her so angry."
Wu Yu smiled. "Nothing much."
"There's less than 10 years now. Is there any way to get rid of her?" Nangong Wei asked, gazing up into the skies.
Wu Yu shook his head.
Nangong Wei pouted, then smiled. "As time passes, our hearts open to each other. We might even merge to become one body. It is a curious feeling. Actually, I feel that she is to be pitied as well. It's quite an interesting situation. if she is willing to maintain this co-existence, then there might be no need to kill her."
"Are you sure?" Wu Yu felt that for their safety and future, killing her was the safer option. Dancing Flame Phoenix Lord might seem not to have bad intentions, but the eternal phoenix tribe's might was nothing to be sneezed at indeed.
"That's right. How are things with Luo Pin?"
Wu Yu did not wish to hide it from her, and said: "The Immortal Dragon Imperial Realm has decreed that as long as I can reach immortal king cultivation realm, I can wed her."
Nangong Wei shook slightly, and then smiled at Wu Yu. "Congratulations to you then. You've already accomplished your goal. In another nine years' time, you can be together."
Besides, Wu Yu and Luo Pin had already done husband-and-wife things. That night of passion had left him wanting more......
But it felt strange to be hearing congratulations from her mouth.
"I've already talked things over with Dancing Fire, and we're both willing to co-exist. She's acknowledged me as her sister, and the two of us will cultivate together. We've divided up the time, and will keep our promises. If one day we can become eternal immortal emperor, then we will have eternal life, and will not worry about length then. Occasionally sleeping is not bad as well. We will not mind."
"Are you sure?"
"Of course I am sure. But I might not be able to go to your wedding. Besides, Immortal Dragon Imperial Realm will not let me in either." Nangong Wei said. Her tone was much lighter now, but there was a hardness in her eyes. Perhaps this was her decision - for them to seek eternal life together.
Wu Yu pursed his lips, not sure what to say. After a while, he managed: "The ways of the world are hard to predict. Our thinking changes all the time. Let's see what changes will happen in the remaining time."
It was still hard to say who the 10th Grade Mark of an Immortal King would belong to eventually.
"Then I'm going back first."
It was quieter in the Floating Dreams Pagoda. Hell was not as pretty as the sky palaces, and there was not much to see.
Wu Yu did not stop her. After all, he had brought her back to life. The rest was up to her.
Thinking of Luo Pin waiting for him at the Immortal Dragon Imperial Realm, he knew that he had to focus a little more. He had already accomplished his goal. But if he could bring a 10th Grade Mark of an Immortal King back, things would definitely be different.
It was hard to improve any more in a short amount of time. Therefore, he turned his attention to the remaining three who held Rainbow Pearls. He had to get theirs before time expired. Wu Yu was still locked on Xuanyang Emperor Lord. After all, it was hard to say where the other two were hiding. Besides, Xuanyang Emperor Lord had support here, and did not need to hide so urgently.
He again used White Chalk Ghostly Lord's identity to send out a message: He wanted to have an open and fair fight with Xuanyang Emperor Lord. They would each bring three Hell masters as umpires. The loser would hand over their Rainbow Pearl.
This challenge very quickly spread throughout Astral Hell, and many people would have heard it. Wu Yu had even set the venue, and waited near Monsoon Star for Xuanyang Emperor Lord to show up. Logically, there were more Hell masters that supported Xuanyang Emperor Lord. In a fair fight, he should have nothing to fear.
But in the end, Xuanyang Emperor Lord did not show. Instead, a seething Qin Yunling showed up, and Wu Yu could only duck out.
"This Xuanyang Emperor Lord is really good at hiding. He can actually remain unmoved by such a challenge from me. But he must be interested in my Rainbow Pearl. There's not much time left. Are they not worried?"
There was indeed not much time left. Of course, if the opportunity presented itself, 30 breaths' of time was all that was actually needed to do the deed.
As for Gu Huo Immortal Lord and Mo Yuji, there was no way to tempt them over with such a deal. Wu Yu could only leave it up to the Hell masters and ghostly kings to search for the immortal lords of Mighty Miracle God tribe and the Dhrtarastra's palace. Perhaps they might be able to learn their whereabouts. Against them, Wu Yu could use the Hell masters, and not have to fight by himself.
But as time passed, there was no progress on either Xuanyang Emperor Lord's side, nor the other immortals. Each was well hidden, and only he, White Chalk Ghostly Lord, was showing himself all over. As for Qin Yunling, she had been made a fool of after her Rainbow Pearl had been stolen. Therefore, she haunted Wu Yu's every footstep, showing up wherever he did. It was a real nuisance.
"So good at self-control?"
Time waited for no man. Another few years passed in the blink of an eye, and still there was no sign. Wu Yu was already the most conspicuous amongst them.
It seemed like the 100 year battle was soon to end.
Finally, in the last few years, Wu Yu had a brainwave.
"Back then we accumulated 10 gateways to Hell, and opened the path to Astral Hell. Now we only have a total of 6 pearls. Wouldn't the Jade Emperor plan for 10 pearls given it's the 10th Grade Mark of an Immortal King? Therefore, they might still be one epochal immortal design?"Previous Chapter Next Chapter