The Divine Continent Heavenly Dragon Trial had ended.
Each major sect leader had their own thoughts. To others, perhaps the end of the Divine Continent Heavenly Dragon Trial simply meant the end. However, they knew that it was simply a beginning.
Following this was about 10 months’ time of preparation. That was the truly important thing and key to the divine continent's survival.
Hence, every sect, the demons, and the Tianyi Race all left in a hurry. Usually, after the Divine Continent Heavenly Dragon Trial ended, there would be a period of celebration. As the host, the Shangyuan Dao Sect would plan accommodate to everyone.
But there was no celebration this time.
It seemed strange to the average person.
Wu Yu, who got the championship and successfully gained the qualifications to enter the Taigu Immortal Path, also followed the rest of his companions from Yan Huang Imperial City back to Yan Huang Imperial City. The Imperial General was not around, so Di Yi's Warship was steered by a few generals.
The grand, black warship returned to Yan Huang Imperial City.
On the black warship, over 10 generals gathered, and Wu Yu was in the center. At this moment, General Golden Imperial spoke first. "Wu Yu, I can tell that something has happened and that it is not as simple as a misunderstanding. Can we know what happened?"
They were not fools. From the moment the Taixu Sage Master decided to change the rules of Divine Continent Heavenly Dragon Trial, to the moment where all major sects left in a hurry, and the fact that the Imperial General had yet to return, all these details proved that something had happened.
"I do not know. After we return, please wait for the Imperial General's news."
As for the preparations to kill Duomingshan Shengxue and Yu Fuyao of the Heavenly Seas, Wu Yu could not care about them. His current mission was to prepare for the Taigu Immortal Path.
On this, the Imperial General, the Taixu Sage Master, and the others would plan and arrange everything.
The generals also knew that even if Wu Yu knew the truth, it was not for him to say. So they still had to wait for the Imperial General.
After a few days, they returned to Yan Huang Imperial City. Now Yan Huang Imperial City was in a bleak situation. While Wu Yu had gotten first place in the Divine Continent Heavenly Dragon Trial, many of their people had gone missing. Everyone was busy searching for them, so it was difficult to be excited in this city.
After their return, everyone needed to wait for the Imperial General to come out and explain.
The Imperial General had probably recovered from his pain and sadness within these few days of time.
After returning to Yan Huang Imperial City, the generals were summoned by the Imperial General into the City Lord Residence. It was probably to explain to them what had happened. And also to reassure them about the disappearance of the 5,000 people.
These things would be handled by the Imperial General, and Wu Yu need not worry.
Wu Yu's only mission now was to become stronger within two months - in time for the opening of the Taigu Immortal Path.
Of which, the Yan Huang City Lord had handed to Wu Yu two important things. These were the Battle God Armor of the Prime Heavenly Emperor and Emperor's Pagoda. The Taixu Sage Master had said that he needed enough strength to enter the Taigu Immortal Path. He had to be at his strongest state possible, and being able to control one more dao treasure was actually equivalent to having one more life-saving measure.
Hence, when Wu Yu returned to the Heaven's Equal Camp, he was preparing to form a blood bond with the dao treasures. He now had the experience of controlling the Violent Dragon Pillar of the Vast Ocean. While it would be very difficult, it was worth a try.
On one hand, he held a golden cloth, and on the other, a pagoda. The level of the Emperor's Pagoda was probably above that of the Battle God Armor of the Prime Heavenly Emperor.
These two dao treasures made Wu Yu recall the protection and teachings that the Yan Huang City Lord had given him. He was Wu Yu's mentor. He had widened Wu Yu's horizons and introduced him to the wide and grand Jambu Realm.
He had made Wu Yu see how large the human realm was.
This time, Wu Yu would bring the dao treasures that he had used and enter the Taigu Immortal Path. This was also a type of legacy.
There was not much time left.
Before he formed blood bonds with these two dao treasures, Wu Yu still had something that he needed to do.
Actually, about half a year earlier, when he had just reached the third tier of the Violent Kingdom of the Inner Sea, he spent the next half year trying to expand his Violet Kingdom of the Inner Sea. Between Yan Huang Imperial City's ancient spiritual qi and his own large amount of Inner Sea Essence Pills, he had improved very quickly.
But sometimes, a rise in spiritual understanding was the fastest route to raising one's cultivation level.
That was dao.
Dao was abstract, yet it existed in reality.
The death of the Yan Huang City Lord had caused Wu Yu to sink into a swamp. Many doubts appeared on his route to achieving dao.
But he was not that easy to defeat. His heart was strong and surpassed those of many of his age group. He even had the Inner Ape, who guarded his growth.
In the last battle of the Divine Continent Heavenly Dragon Trial, he defeated every participant spectacularly and got first place. In this final battle, he stood at the peak, exhibiting his strong ability. In reality, this also helped Wu Yu in clear his own doubts.
All the doubts he had about dao had been dispersed.
He saw the route that truly belonged to him, and this strengthened his will to become an immortal. The Yan Huang City Lord had once said that life and death were all fated and everyone would one day die and disappear. At that moment, Wu Yu was greatly impacted by his words.
Luckily, the legacy from the immortal and his overpowering ability allowed him to regain his confidence and even push his current level of spirituality forward into another new peak.
Normally, one should progress slowly on the path of the great dao.
But some epiphanies had allowed Wu Yu to progress quickly down this path.
"The first step to immortality is to throw away life, death, and fate. Many people are wrong. Many people cannot do this, especially those who are stuck in their path of great dao and are at the end of their lifespan."
This was the same even for the Yan Huang City Lord.
The whole purpose of immortality was to escape from the shackles of death. Wu Yu possessed the legacy of an immortal, so his perception of the world was naturally on a higher level. Until now, he had not met another person with the same aim of achieving immortality, and that was because of a higher level of perception.
Sometimes, the heart and level of perception could solve many problems.
Wu Yu was not in a hurry to form blood bonds with the dao treasures. He knew that there were more important things to do, and that was to study the dao within his heart. He needed to relook and rethink about the recent changes, to fully understand what had happened and to incorporate these into his Violet Kingdom of the Inner Sea.
He had many Inner Sea Essence Pills, and he was not afraid of using them up. These Inner Sea Essence Pills were all used to build a wider Inner Sea in his Sea of Breath Meridian.
The Imperial General visited Wu Yu occasionally. He found out that Wu Yu had not rushed into forming blood bonds with dao treasures but was concentrating on raising his cultivation level. What he saw was how Wu Yu swallowed the Inner Sea Essence Pills at shocking speeds. He was like an endless pit, and he could clearly see Wu Yu's Violet Kingdom of the Inner Sea expanding.
"This time, he profited from misfortune."
"Big Brother trusted him so much and even gave him such an important mission. Perhaps he really is the biggest hope for the divine continent now…."
In this period of time, every major sects' sect leader gathered at the Yan Huang Ancient Well. Even the two demon kings came. In the face of a threat of total annihilation, humans and demons temporarily buried the hatchet of countless years of hatred.
The Imperial General only visited Wu Yu occasionally.
After one month of continuous studying and purifying, Wu Yu successfully entered the fourth tier of the Violent Kingdom of the Inner Sea. He had a rise in cultivation level, and this caused his Violet Kingdom Primordial Energy to increase significantly. His capacity of energy was even larger than that of an average sixth tier Violent Kingdom of the Inner Sea cultivator.
This way, his group of doppelgangers could continue to rise too. Wu Yu was not worried about the improvement of his doppelgangers. He only needed to provide them with Inner Sea Essence Pills and they could train on their own. The only worry was that they used up too many. Even though Wu Yu now had sufficient Inner Sea Essence Pills, he knew that it was only a matter of time before he would deplete all his pills.
And he would probably use them all up at the Taigu Immortal Path.
What was on this Taigu Immortal Path?
"The extreme geniuses of the Yan Huang Ancient Region or the mysterious dangers of the Taigu Immortal Path?"
Wu Yu knew very well that that would not be an easy place to explore. Previously, Duomingshan Shengxue had entered it, but he exited quickly.
After reaching the fourth tier of the Violent Kingdom of the Inner Sea, his battle power increased significantly and the distance between him and the youths of the divine continent would only become wider. Nangong Wei and Ji Lingshuang had both set him as their goals, but Wu Yu felt that it was unlikely that they could catch up to him unless they had other miraculous experiences.
"You have stopped for very long in your training of the Invincible Vajra Body. If you do not raise its level, the advantage of your physical body will only decrease. Besides, there are many people who have strong physical bodies in the Jambu Realm. They are not as poor as the Divine Continent. It's a pity that the fourth tier of the Invincible Vajra Body requires materials that cannot be found in the Dong Sheng Divine Continent," Ming Long said.
"Do they have it at the Taigu Immortal Path?" Wu Yu asked.
"Anything can appear in a crazy place like the Taigu Immortal Path. Of course, you might also find nothing. It's all purely based on luck. I'm warning you not to carry any hope. Nothing can be explained in that place. Perhaps you will be in danger upon stepping in. If you react slow, you will be reduced to dust. You don't even have to think about snatching other people's Taigu Immortal Talismans. No one is a fool. The Taigu Immortal Talismans are so important - who would give theirs to you?"
Ming Long was pessimistic about Wu Yu's journey.
Wu Yu did not care. No matter what she said, he had to go to that place.
He was just exploring all options of strengthening himself.
"On the aspect of the two grand mystiques, I have yet to improve. I need to continue to work hard.
"For my Invincible Vajra Body, I lack materials.
"As for dao techniques, I have just learnt two Supreme God Techniques.
"Then all I have left now is these two dao treasures. Which one should I form a blood bond with first?"
Ming Long replied, "Naturally, it should be this tortoise shell. You have that rod for your offensive dao treasure, so now you need defense. This can give you one more life on the Taigu Immortal Path. The Emperor's Pagoda is too powerful and you might not subdue it at the moment. You can try after entering the Taigu Immortal Path."
It was probably impossible for Wu Yu to form blood bonds with these three dao treasures, so if he could only choose one at the moment, he also felt that it should be the Battle God Armor of the Prime Heavenly Emperor. Having two offensive dao treasures might not be good for him.
After deciding, he made the preparations. He had about one month left, and he needed to control this Battle God Armor of the Prime Heavenly Emperor before the Taigu Immortal Path opened.Previous Chapter Next Chapter