Given Yuan Chen's level, to have an immortal treasure was a testament to his high status within the Zhongyuan Dao Sect. Back when Situ Minglang was at this level, he did not have an immortal treasure.
"13 Tempest Styles!"
In that instant, Yuan Chen reared his Pegasus and brandished the long spear in front of the crowd. Instantly, a storm rolled up around Capital Wu, coalescing above the palace. Even the flags on the palace walls were battered, and the defending soldiers were unable to keep on their feet.
"A Heavenly Immortal has appeared!!"
Seeing such an awesome scene, the people of Capital Wu were suitably awed, falling readily to their knees. Faced with such unimaginable moves, they were shocked, and their faces were full of pious reverence!
Although they were on a similar level, the difference was night and day.
With everyone watching, Wu Yu seemed to move lazily, although it was actually extremely fast. He unlimbered the Demon Subduing Staff, gripping it in his hands without even removing the cloth wraps.
Yuan Chen seemed sneaky, but he moved with cruelty. His spear's target was actually the place between Wu Yu's eyes and his heart. The long spear snaked out, with the tempest barreling behind. Even the Heavenly Cloud Roc was given a scare.
Just at that time, Wu Yu, masked and gripping the cloth-wrapped Demon Subduing Staff, leapt up, clearing the Heavenly Cloud Roc's back. With horrifying speed, he basically changed into a beam of golden light and appeared beside Yuan Chen!
The Demon Subduing Staff pierced the storm and sent the immortal treasure spear flying with terrifying strength. A sweep followed on to Yuan Chen's skull.
All of this happened in a flash.
Wu Yu borrowed the tremendous power of the Pegasus to leap directly back onto the Heavenly Cloud Roc and then cleanly stowed the Demon Subduing Staff behind his back again.
They had thought that this would be a spectacular fight, but it all happened in a matter of breaths.
Wu Yu's attack had left Yuan Chen injured. From above, he wailed that he was falling.
In truth, Wu Yu had not injured him seriously, only giving him a light tap. Right now was not the time to kill. Besides, Yuan Chen was not related to his grudge.
If he had not shown mercy, that rap could have sent Yuan Chen's brains flying.
In a panic, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian urged his steed on, flying out to catch Yuan Chen before he landed. Otherwise, Yuan Chen would have been smashed to smithereens if he fell from such a great height.
Although he was not dead, thousands of Capital Wu citizens found this turn of events hard to accept. In their eyes, Prince Yuan Chen was strong. He was an immortal. But this new immortal had defeated Yuan Chen in just one move!
"How could this be...."
"Looks like Prince Yuan Chen is still too young. The opponent is still masked as well. He must be an old immortal who trained for upwards of a century. Prince Yuan Chen not being his match is only natural."
They could only comfort themselves like that.
At that moment, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had already caught Yuan Chen. After closely inspecting him, he realized that Wu Yu had simply knocked Yuan Chen off the Pegasus but not injured him. Wu Yu had shown mercy. This left the wrathful Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian without a way to counter attack. He could only hold it in.
"Many thanks to Senior Brother Sun for his mercy." Yuan Chen had come back to his senses and clasped his hands in salute to Wu Yu.
Although Wu Yu had taken him down a peg, to him, it was not that hard to swallow.
The entire Capital Wu was chattering. Just one move had earned him the respect of all these citizens.
To Wu Yu, this was an important moment.
Before, he was the same as these citizens of Capital Wu. He lived in the shadow of immortals. But at this moment, he had defeated the immortal before them!
To kill an immortal, first be an immortal!
Because Wu Yu had shown mercy, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had to swallow even this opening gambit. Inwardly, he seethed, but his face showed not the slightest hint of anger, instead smiling. "It's the fault of these poor eyes. I did not expect Sword Immortal Sun to be this good. Such power is truly worthy of the Heavenly Sword Sect's Immortal Kingdom Supervisor."
He could only acknowledge it.
Below, Empress Dowager Yuan Xi and Yuan Hao exchanged looks. Both looked a little glum. They could tell that this new Immortal Protector would be difficult to deal with.
"Mother Dowager, don't worry. Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian will do him in sooner or later," the new emperor, Yuan Hao, said conceitedly.
"You had best not let Sun Wudao hear you!" Empress Dowager Yuan Xi was shocked, and barely resisted giving Yuan Hao a slap.
That was an immortal; he could easily hear Yuan Hao's words.
In that instant, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian appeared to have completely forgotten the taunt just now. With a beaming face, he said to Wu Yu, "Since you are here, then the Dong Yue Wu Kingdom is handed over to you. I have been cooped up here for many years, killing countless demons and spirits. I am also extremely exhausted. If you don't mind, I'll just call you Old Brother. I have already vacated the heavenly palace on Heavenly Immortal Peak and called for it to be cleaned. Now you may stay at the heavenly palace."
Based on what Wu Yu knew, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had been living at the heavenly palace. It was somewhere no mortal could enter. Who would have thought he would give it up so willingly? Could he really intend to leave so cleanly and return to the Zhongyuan Dao Sect?
Wu Yu did not want him to leave so soon.
He said, "Many thanks. However, may I ask when you will be leaving the Dong Yue Wu Kingdom?"
Each country could have only one Immortal Protector.
Although the opponent was trying to get close to him, Wu Yu did not want to call him “Brother.” He might puke.
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian laughed carefreely. "This humble creature still has some personal matters that require a month or two. In this time, I also need to tell Old Brother about the situation of the demons within the area."
A month or two.
Wu Yu knew that he would not leave so willingly.
Though Wu Yu also did not want him to leave.
The first time they met, Wu Yu had let some air out of their sails and also tested Hao Tian's mettle. Afterwards, Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian brought Wu Yu to the heavenly palace, smiling. "Old Brother, rest at this heavenly palace for the time being. It will be all yours shortly. When night falls, I will send someone to escort you to the Dong Yue Wu palace for a proper reception. Old Brother, I won't bother your rest. I'll leave first."
"I won't see you out," Wu Yu said, nothing in his face. He wore the Demon Ape Mask, and no one could see his expression anyway.
"Keke." Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian did not overstay his welcome. He mounted his Pegasus and returned to the palace. He judged that he would be staying there for the upcoming days.
Wu Yu stood at the peak of Heavenly Immortal Peak, which was where the entire Capital Wu was laid out before his eyes. From this position, he could clearly see that Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had not yet entered the palace.
"The mortals' castle, moat, and palace are just too small scale compared to that of the immortal sect."
The mountain breeze blew in his face.
Wu Yu's gaze was hot as he looked down on Capital Wu.
"By rough estimate, Hao Tian should be at the third tier of the Qi Condensation Realm. That is much stronger than Situ Minglang. I probably need to enter the Qi Condensation Realm myself before I can kill him. It looks like heaven has still given me another test. I hate him so, and yet I still have to conceal and prevaricate thus. All this deception is hard to bear.
"But it is precisely thus that makes it a challenge."
No one here knew that he was Wu Yu. What Wu Yu looked forward to the most was the day when he took off the Demon Ape Mask and killed Hao Tian.
Hot blood and anger surged to become a sea of hate that welled on Heavenly Immortal Peak.
"The so-called reception banquet today. What are they up to?
"Seems like it will be time to meet Imperial Concubine Xi face to face."
All kinds of entrapment and intrigue played before his eyes. Thinking of the scene, Wu Yu could not suppress a cold laugh.
He was not a vicious person, but Hao Tian and Imperial Concubine Xi had made him into a monster.
If he did not kill them, Wu Yu could not become a human again.
Upper Qian Hall, the largest hall of the palace, and also where the Dong Yue Wu emperor handled matters of administration.
At present, there were only four people in Upper Qian Hall. They were Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian, Imperial Concubine Xi, and the brothers Yuan Chen and Yuan Hao. Although Yuan Hao was the current emperor, amongst these three, he could only shrink in a corner and was excluded from the conversation.
"Father, Mother, that Sun Wudao has not even entered the Qi Condensation Realm yet, but he already has the strength of those at the Qi Condensation Realm. Sun Wudao seems like a difficult one to handle." Yuan Chen frowned and paced back and forth.
It seemed like the brothers Yuan Chen and Yuan Hao already knew who their real father was.
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had just returned at this point. He waved a hand, saying, "At most he is at the first tier of the Qi Condensation Realm, no cause for terror. He can be dealt with at will. At night, we will exert some pressure to make him learn docility."
Yuan Chen said, "That's true, but I'm worried about his sect. If we press him too harshly, enough that he returns to his sect for help, that would be more troublesome."
Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian smiled. "Not a problem. Give him something harsh, but force him to follow the rules and abide on Heavenly Immortal Peak. Besides, you, Yuan Chen, are the prince of Dong Yue Wu, and also my disciple in the Zhongyuan Dao Sect. You have every reason to make Dong Yue Wu a colony of the Zhongyuan Dao Sect. That way, us staying here will be reasonable."
In truth, both Yuan Chen and Hao Tian could return to the Zhongyuan Dao Sect, but Yuan Chen had the status of royalty and was too deeply involved with Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian and the Dong Yue Wu Kingdom. As a result, they were not willing to be governed by Wu Yu in the future. The only option was to pressure Wu Yu and make him behave.
"Is there a way to kill him directly?" Imperial Concubine Xi interjected.
"Idiot, the Heavenly Sword Sect is a real piece of work. If someone dies, Dong Yue Wu will be under suspicion," Hao Tian chastised.
Yuan Chen hurriedly cut in, "Father, don't blame Mother. This is a simple matter. Just leave it up to Father. Besides, I brought Senior Brother Jiang Junlin over. He has been cooped up in the sect for too long and came out for a breather. With Senior Brother Jiang Junlin around, even ten thousand Sun Wudaos will be no problem"
"Jiang Junlin!" The moment his name was mentioned, even Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian had to take a breath.
He patted Yuan Chen's elbow, saying, "You just gave me the greatest surprise of my life. You're actually involved with Jiang Junlin. He's the son of the sect's leader, and also his personal disciple. He will definitely be our sect's leader in the future. Yuan Chen, you must remember to accede to all of Jiang Junlin's requests."
Yuan Chen smiled slightly, saying, "Don't worry, Father. We are on good terms, or he would not directly give me an immortal treasure."
His words were tinged with sweetness.Previous Chapter Next Chapter