After Wu Yu forged his Nanwu Blazing Sun Golden Vajra Body, he made a beeline back, spending most of a day to get back to the mine.
When he returned, he was a bit more relieved to see the Yan Huang Warship still standing where it was.
And then he turned to face the Black Fiend and Cangxue Qingfeng.
At this moment, the Black Fiend said nothing. The sinister black sword in his hand came lancing over. As the black sword lunged, the entire sea seemed to be caged in black coils of sword qi, which transformed into black vipers that slithered across the ocean floor to pin Wu Yu down.
Over at the Yan Huang Warship, Huangfu Pojun charged out, his aura impressive.
Seeing him come out, Cangxue Qingfeng laughed loudly and moved readily to meet him. The two began a life and death battle over the blue spirit ore mine.
Huangfu Pojun had moved swiftly and decisively, and many centurions had not had time to react.
But they did not dare to follow him out. Chen Cangsong and Fang Qingliu had died in the last fight against the White Fiend, and that was enough to instill fear into their hearts.
"Black Fiend! Black Fiend!" The ghostly cultivators were stirred up, howling and raging with wild eyes.
The lives of the Yan Huang Immortal Soldiers were now entrusted to Wu Yu and Huangfu Pojun. In truth, some amongst them were resentful against the two, and felt that they should not participate. After all, this was the Inner Sea Dao Sect's troubles, and there was no need to go this far....
But there was also the hot blood of youth, and the heady lust for battle.
Thousands of people watched the battle between the four.
Right now, there was a volcano concealed within Wu Yu's body!
It had been brewing up till now, and it was time for the volcano to erupt!
They roughly knew that the main reason he had managed to kill the White Fiend was because he had performed beyond expectations. And therefore, this time around, compared to Huangfu Pojun, they were more worried about Wu Yu.
Many were watching with their hearts in their throats.
Anxiety, worry, excitement.
His violent strength caused his entire body to burn. Every pore on his body was spitting golden flames.
Bang, bang, bang!
From within his body, the volcano was erupting, and the golden flames continued to roil and spit from within him.
The Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff's Immortal Treasure Spirit Designs were also spitting fiery light. Before, the Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff was extremely heavy for Wu Yu. But right now, even with the God-Surpassing Heavy Design activated to its limits, it still felt as light as an extension of his body!
"Sword Technique: Soul Devouring Ghosts of the Sky!"
The black sword in the Black Fiend's hand twirled, causing the keen sword qi to whistle loudly and create drastic waves.
"Wu Yu, in the end, you are still afraid. You are afraid that I will find your family, and so you are unwilling to give this up. Actually, you could have chosen to run away. Why return? Keke...."
The Black Fiend had truly not expected for him to return. If he was Wu Yu, he would definitely have been on the way back to Yan Huang Imperial City right now, his tail between his legs.
Wu Yu did not utter a word, but raised the Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff. The golden light sheathed his body and cut through the heavy waves, charging forth towards the black sword shadow that was the Black Fiend.
A head-on clash!
In that instant, Wu Yu's staff flew up. With a huge roar, he released all the energy in his body, and the Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff flew out towards the Black Fiend!
"Huang Emperor Earth Shattering Design!"
On the Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff, the Immortal Treasure Spirit Design activated. The Jindan essence within was not that strong, but it was terrifying when combined with Wu Yu's physical strength! And the golden light from the staff seemed about the same as last time - at least it appeared so!
But in truth, the actual killing power was heaven and earth in difference!
"Sword Technique: Underworldly Shadow Heartpiercer!"
The Black Fiend kept his cool. Under the crushing sword qi emanating from Wu Yu, he used another Heaven Earth Void technique!
Everyone could clearly see Wu Yu's staff bear down with weight and speed. The Black Fiend started and then it passed cleanly through to crash down on his head.
The smash shocked the Black Fiend. A moment of paralysis, then his body exploded spontaneously into fragments.
His body and bones were completely smashed and his soul was released!
Of course, only the treasures remained, which Wu Yu pocketed.
He was direct and violent, and had killed the Black Fiend in direct battle!
The blow to the Black Fiend's head, and his subsequent explosion into ash and smoke, was a scene that truly flabbergasted many.
This was supposed to be an earth-shaking battle of epic proportions, but it was over in the blink of an eye. Many had thought that the Black Fiend would suppress Wu Yu, but who would have thought that the conclusion would be a single strike from Wu Yu killing the Black Fiend. The Black Fiend had not been given any opportunity to even react.
Even in the moment of his death, he was still reeling. He could not imagine that he would die at a time like this in battle.
This was the most unexpected death....
Huangfu Pojun was still fighting against Cangxue Qingfeng with all his strength, but Wu Yu had already accomplished this. He and Cangxue Qingfeng were also shocked....
"Wu Yu...." Huangfu Pojun swallowed his saliva. In truth, he could not believe his own eyes. Perhaps it was more believable that the Black Fiend had used some skill to conceal himself and created an illusion of his own death....
He was just about to alert Wu Yu....
Suddenly, with a shrill screech, Cangxue Qingfeng immediately fled!
That's right, she understood the Black Fiend and knew that he had no such skill. Even if he had a skill to feign death, there was no need to use it here.
In truth, there were not many people who believed it!
But seeing Cangxue Qingfeng flee, they had to believe it even if it seemed impossible. Wu Yu had returned a different person again....
As Cangxue Qingfeng made her escape, Wu Yu hefted the Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff and chased without a word.
"Dragon Enslavement Heaven Imprisonment Technique!"
His left hand changed into a dao insignia and began employing the dao technique. With a twist of his hand, a black vortex appeared beneath Cangxue Qingfeng's feet. It swirled virulently, and eight black dragons rose from within, instantly binding Cangxue Qingfeng.
"Wu Yu, forgive me! I have no quarrel with you, and I will leave now! Please do not kill us all!
"I know that I was wrong to go against you. It was my brain that was addled! I promise to return to the Ravaging Ghost Volcano right now and never cross your path again!" Cangxue Qingfeng clearly knew that Wu Yu's physical prowess had risen again!
As to what level, she had no idea. All she knew was that if she did not lower her head today, she would die without question!
Presently, Huangfu Pojun and all the Yan Huang Immortal Soldiers, as well as the ghostly cultivators, were watching this scene dumbstruck. Only some of the more prudent ghostly cultivators knew that this was the time to escape....
As Cangxue Qingfeng was held within the Dragon Enslavement Heaven Imprisonment Technique, Wu Yu appeared before her eyes, saying, "Sorry to say, but the Ravaging Ghost Volcano is no more."
"What?" Cangxue Qingfeng was shocked.
"I absorbed the Ravaging Ghost Volcano into my body," Wu Yu said coldly. Then he darted forward.
"How is that possible!?" Cangxue Qingfeng's face was pale, and she howled and thrashed against the eight black dragons. She tore them apart, and the upper half of her body morphed into that of a male lion. Her body began to grow, morphing into a magnificent lion that roared as it stood on the seabed. As it roared, a huge, intense sun began to build within its maw. It was almost as hot as Wu Yu's own fire!
This was the Natural Mystique of this demon.
However, Wu Yu's staff swept out at that moment!
"Yan Emperor Heaven Splitting Design!"
In that instant, the raging fire was swept aside by the long staff. Almost immediately, the blinding sun in the lion's maw exploded, and even Cangxue Qingfeng's body was smashed to smithereens, consumed by the golden fire.
Cangxue Qingfeng died on the spot, falling to a single strike from Wu Yu’s staff, just like the Black Fiend.
Instantly, all was silent.
When the flames faded from Wu Yu's body, and he put the Yan Huang Heaven Raising Staff away. When that suit of magnificent Yan Huang Immortal Armor landed beside Huangfu Pojun, only then was there sound.
The ghostly cultivators were completely shaken and undone by their fear. They very quickly dispersed, and this time they ran as far and fast as they could.
Evidently, they would never return here again, nor come here to linger again.
After all, they had come across a miraculous being.
As the ghostly cultivators all escaped, only Huangfu Pojun and Wu Yu, as well as the Yan Huang Warship, remained.
"Wu Yu, this is truly.... exceeding expectations." Huangfu Pojun finally accepted the truth of the situation. He looked at Wu Yu's eyes and was in complete shock. His respect for Wu Yu grew.
Wu Yu had defeated the enemy and resolved the matter. More, he had gained much, and he breathed a sigh of relief, saying, "When I was at the Ravaging Ghost Volcano, I gained some extraordinary rewards. That is why I could kill these two. I reckon that with those two dead, no one else will come to trouble us again."
"That's true. For beings of that level, the blue spirit ore mine is indeed not worth it."
Huangfu Pojun was definitely delirious with joy at the current situation. He had thought that he would be in a fight to the death, and he was actually not that confident. He and the Black Fiend had been evenly matched.
And now, a complete victory!
He opened the Yan Huang Warship, releasing the Yan Huang Immortal Soldiers who had been cooped up for a long time. When they came out, they looked at Wu Yu, awestruck, as if he was a god.
The Heaven's Equal Camp members rushed out ecstatically, surrounding Wu Yu.
How they worshipped Wu Yu!
Even those who had thought of leaving immediately were now red-faced. They felt embarrassed about their own cowardice. After all, compared to Wu Yu, they were lacking in one very important thing - courage!
Huangfu Pojun excitedly announced, "Now, listen to my orders. We will continue to guard this area for two more months, until our mission is complete. Without my order, no one is to abandon the mission!"
The entire troop's battle will had risen to a peak.
Of course, there probably would not be any ghostly cultivators from now on. Who would dare to come and challenge this godly presence from the younger generation of Yan Huang Imperial City?
Under Huangfu Pojun's orders, the Yan Huang Immortal Army took up positions anew.
Wu Yu was in charge of the west, while he was in charge of the east.
It was all divided up nicely.
Huangfu Pojun said, "Actually, you killed three experts, so your rewards must have far surpassed the payment for this mission."
In total, not including those that had been used, he had roughly 3,000 Inner Sea Essence Pills! Of course, these included some other valuables, such as the immortal treasures.
Wu Yu smiled. He had indeed earned a lot from this encounter.
Suddenly, he saw two bolts of sword light in the distance. They had been concealed, and suddenly made themselves visible. They were evidently people of the Shushan Immortal Sect.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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