It was a little too late to stow it away.
Wu Yu was too careless in this. However, it was also because the changes of the Taigu Immortal Path were too mystical and unpredictable.
If Wu Yu had known they would be in this situation in advance, he would have put the 10,000 Dragons Staff away first.
Quite a number of people had seen it now. Therefore, even if he were to put the 10,000 Dragons Staff in his Sumeru Pouch, it was a little too late.
Around them, purple lightning flickered and lightning serpents swooped across the sky and exploded into dazzling sparks.
"Advanced dao treasure!"
The geniuses from across the Jambu Realm hadn't even had the time to observe their surroundings clearly when they arrived. All of a sudden, they heard those words. They turned towards Wu Yu immediately and the majority of them saw the moment he put the 10,000 Dragons Staff away.
It couldn't be wrong.
No one would doubt they had seen wrongly.
Suddenly, the gazes of everyone started changing. An item like an advanced dao treasure could trigger the greed within each person. After all, this was something that everyone desired. Therefore, Wu Yu could clearly see that the gazes around him were filled with animosity and greed. It was as though he was a fat lamb that had wandered into a pack of wolves. Moreover, every single wolf was famished.
They had been deprived for a long time. Now that they had spotted Wu Yu, their eyes had turned red from desire.
Wu Yu had long expected them to behave as such when they realized what he had gotten. There existed a saying, "A man's wealth is his own ruin by provoking other's greed." To them, Wu Yu was the greatest sinner ever.
"Martial cultivation is plunder. Since I have exposed my valuables, I shouldn't be surprised or worried other plunderers would target me. Everything depends on who's stronger."
Wu Yu was calm at heart.
Among this group of experts, regardless of whether they were demons or humans, they fought to get ahead as they moved towards Wu Yu.
At this moment, the advanced dao treasure had successfully overwhelmed their curiosity towards the new lightning world.
Several familiar faces appeared before Wu Yu. For example, the peculiar and strange Princess You Xue; the cold and harsh demon, the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern; the stern and righteous demon, the Eight-Feather Golden Roc; and many other experts. They were approaching Wu Yu while surrounding him.
"The advanced dao treasure isn't something you should have taken. Hand it over," said the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern who had clashed with Wu Yu previously. He had been shaken off by Wu Yu in their last encounter and embarrassed himself utterly. Now that he had seen Wu Yu again, it was impressive that he hadn't struck immediately.
The truth was, Wu Yu had decided to go all out. He laughed and said, "Hand it over? Who should I hand it to? Everyone wants a piece of it. I couldn't possibly just hand it over to you. Even if I had to hand it over, it would be to human martial cultivators."
Princess You Xue continued immediately, "Wu Yu, give it to me. I'll get you a treasure that is suitable for you. And I'll promise you that I'll protect you."
She really believed Wu Yu would hand the dao treasure over.
Wu Yu shook his head and said, "Trouble... How troublesome. There's only a single advanced dao treasure, but too many people are after it. Should I just throw it away, or what should I do?"
The crowd saw that he wasn't fearful in the slightest and immediately understood that Wu Yu had no intention of handing the advanced dao treasure over.
However, the group didn't take action at the moment. One reason was because there were too many competitors. Moreover, the space here was too cramped. The second reason was that Wu Yu had the Taigu Immortal Talisman. Once he was in danger, he would definitely leave and not let anyone snatch the advanced dao treasure away.
"I really wonder how this Wu Yu got his hands on that advanced dao treasure! There are so many other experts, but they couldn't find a solution!"
The crowd couldn't help but feel bottled up.
Suddenly, a pack of hungry wolves was surrounding Wu Yu. However, there was only a single piece of meat. Furthermore, the meat could escape any time. The hardest question would be: who deserved the meat? Therefore, they were against one another and being confrontational.
Wu Yu suddenly chuckled heartily and broke the anxious atmosphere. He spotted a person within the crowd as he said, "I'm from the Yan Huang Ancient Country. If I have to hand over any advanced dao treasures I find, it wouldn't be to you guys. Am I right?"
The people from the Yan Huang Ancient Country still made up a huge camp. Although Prince Le wasn't around, it was still a force not to be belittled.
After Prince Le was gone, there was a new leader in the team. Wu Yu had seen this person. Rumor had it that he was the son of the Eastern Region Duke, who held a high rank and possessed the lineage of royalty. Everyone addressed him as the Little Duke. As for what his real name was, Wu Yu had no idea. He only knew that everyone called him “Little Duke.”
This Little Duke wasn't tall and was a little scrawny. His features were a little young, and looked nonchalant and flirty. He would likely be similar to Qu Haoyan in strength. Now that Prince Le and the rest were gone, all the people from the Yan Huang Ancient Country naturally saw him as their leader.
"Little Duke, I'm from the Yan Huang Ancient Country and yet they said I'm not deserving of this advanced dao treasure. I feel that if I really am not qualified to possess this and have to hand this thing over, I should be handing it to my brothers from the Yan Huang Ancient Country! Am I right?"
The current Wu Yu was clearly not the same as before.
The Little Duke couldn't be considered strong among those present. However, the Yan Huang Ancient Country was strong and many others wouldn't dare to offend them.
He naturally knew that Wu Yu had chosen to seek refuge with him because he held a widely desired treasure.
The reason was simple. The truth was, no one could possibly snatch this advanced dao treasure from Wu Yu, even if they were to threaten Wu Yu with the Dong Sheng Divine Continent and his kin. Although a threat like this in the open would lower their standing, this matter concerned a precious treasure. Others like the demons might very well employ such means.
Little Duke was obviously eyeing this advanced dao treasure. He still didn't know what kind of advanced dao treasure that was, but he was anxious for it. And at this point, Wu Yu had approached him.
At this moment, he said, "That's right. This is a treasure obtained by our Yan Huang Ancient Country. I'd like to see who would dare to snatch it!"
With this opportunity, he gestured to Wu Yu and signaled for him to move closer.
All the other experts were naturally infuriated.
"Little Duke, don't forget that Prince Le is now dead," some demons commented harshly.
The Little Duke replied, "So what? In Taigu Immortal Path, the common rule is that whoever finds the treasure gets to keep it. Now that Wu Yu has gotten it, he can leave with his Taigu Immortal Talisman immediately and you guys can't get it either. Why are you wasting your effort on this? You might as well spend time searching for other precious treasures in this place!"
Indeed, the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern said, "Even if he could escape from this place, could he possibly escape from the Dong Sheng Divine Continent? If he dares to escape, I'll get out immediately and lead my demons to attack the Dong Sheng Divine Continent. I'll never let the Demon Sealing Continent enjoy a day of peace!"
The Little Duke's expression darkened as he said, "How insolent! The Dong Sheng Divine Continent is the fourth continent of our Yan Huang Ancient Country and part of our land. If you dare to invade it, I'll send my guys out, report to my father, and ask him to send our Yan Huang Army to flatten your Nine-Star Seas!"
Although that Nine-Star Snow Wyvern was a little stronger than the Little Duke, when it came to the forces behind them, the Eastern Region Duke was indeed not someone he could mess with.
Wu Yu knew clearly that the Little Duke would want to get the advanced dao treasure. Therefore, the first step he made was to exclude all others. Wu Yu was most afraid that others would make things difficult for him outside the Taigu Immortal Path. The Little Duke happened to be able to solve this problem.
Having heard the Little Duke, the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern was indeed raging.
Having been caught between them, Wu Yu was infuriated as well. He knew exactly that this was because he wasn't strong enough. Therefore, he couldn't protect the Dong Sheng Divine Continent and others were using it to threaten him on numerous occasions.
What he was lacking was background.
Or someone who could protect him. Otherwise, in terms of talent and strength, he wouldn't be inferior to anyone in this place.
The Little Duke chuckled and said, "Let me put this straight. Snatching from Wu Yu would be equivalent to snatching from our Yan Huang Ancient Country. An advanced dao treasure isn't an ordinary item. Even our seniors would be concerned. Let me tell you guys this: no one can use the Dong Sheng Divine Continent to threaten Wu Yu. Wu Yu, shouldn't you be coming over?"
Wu Yu naturally couldn't wait.
"This brat is thinking of keeping you close to him before taking your treasure away from you." Ming Long sneered.
Wu Yu obviously knew this. It was just that this was his last resort after his 10,000 Dragons Staff was discovered by others.
He looked around him vigilantly. At this point, no one was willing to make a move, likely because they were afraid Wu Yu might just leave this place.
The most frustrating thing about the Taigu Immortal Path was that if a weakling obtained some precious treasure, he could just leave immediately. Even experts couldn't do anything about it, other than heading out to snatch it. However, some weaklings in this place might have terrifying forces behind them.
Wu Yu managed to meet up with the Little Duke and the rest successfully.
"Don't be worried. With me around, no one can use the Dong Sheng Divine Continent to threaten you, and no one can snatch away your belongings." The Little Duke smiled, patted his shoulder, and welcomed him passionately.
Indeed, others were watching emotionlessly and didn't make any moves. They probably felt like this wasn't the right opportunity yet.
"In that case, I'll have to thank the Little Duke. Previously, I helped Prince Le with some minor matters. If Little Duke accepts me, I would naturally not reject your invitation," he answered seriously.
"Alright. In that case, you can follow me from today onwards. When we get back to the Yan Huang Ancient Country, you will have a place as well." The Little Duke naturally knew that Wu Yu wouldn't hand the 10,000 Dragons Staff to him at this point. However, as long as Wu Yu remained close to him, there would be opportunities.
Others couldn't invade the Dong Sheng Divine Continent, but he could. This was because he was from the Yan Huang Ancient Country as well. Going on a killing spree in the Dong Sheng Divine Continent wouldn't be considered an invasion.
It was just that Wu Yu also knew the little plots he was thinking of.
Wu Yu knew that he was in dire need of a way to protect his kin. Otherwise, no matter how strong he could get in the future, he would only be led around by others.
At this time, everyone probably felt that it would be difficult to snatch the advanced dao treasure any time soon. Therefore, they shifted their attention towards the tunnel before them that was between the electric sparks.
That tunnel seemed to be connected to the huge peak ahead. This huge mountain was a towering structure that even reached into the sky.
Everyone looked towards the top of the mountain.
Through those purple lightning bolts, one could vaguely see some things.
"There seems to be some palaces at the top of the mountain. Palaces of all kinds."
"It is as though a sect was in that place...."
"The Taigu Immortal Path is truly unpredictable. We have now remained in this place for so long and were lucky to have made it here! Other than that frightening tomb, everything was pretty much alright...."
"Yeah, it wasn't as scary as recorded in legends...."
"However, whatever that is on that mountain peak, it feels majestic and exquisite. How attractive."
"I have a premonition that there will be more advanced dao treasures stashed away there," someone said.Previous Chapter Next Chapter