Chapter 0641: Dividing the Spoils


Before this person had crushed and activated their Taigu Immortal Talisman, there were 10 people on the Immortals' Viewing Platform.

When the Taigu Immortal Talisman was activated, a beam of light flashed. Horrifyingly, the person who should have vanished before their very eyes was still standing here, eyes wide open in shock.

As for the barrier of the Immortals' Viewing Platform, it seemed undisturbed, a ripple spreading through it and then fading away.

The person's eyes were wide open. He whirled round, looking around him in a panic. "That can't be! I clearly used the Taigu Immortal Talisman! How can this be...."

His Taigu Immortal Talisman was gone, but he was still here.

This meant that if no one gave him a Taigu Immortal Talisman, he could not go out.

"This also means that the Taigu Immortal Talisman cannot bring somebody out of the barrier around the Immortals' Viewing Platform. Our Taigu Immortal Talismans cannot be used at this time. Which means we are all completely trapped."

Princess You Xue's voice rang out clearly, with a sense of unease.

That person's face was ashen as he wailed, "How can this be? Then how do I leave?! Even if I escape the Immortals' Viewing Platform, I can't leave the Taigu Immortal Path!" 

"Wang Zhixun, shut your mouth! We are all trapped here!" The Little Duke frowned.

"You are all trapped here, but if you leave, you can return home from the Taigu Immortal Path. I cannot!" the person called Wang Zhixun said, his face alight with fear. There was a tremor to his voice, and he could not help but gabble on, his spirit completely lost.

However, this was all his own person matter. Right now, everyone had troubles, and no one really cared about him.

After that, no one else came here. The 100 or so people had either died or been forced out of the Taigu Immortal Path by the Ravaging Lightning Serpents.

Ordinarily, anyone below the fourth tier of the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm could not make it to the Immortals' Viewing Platform.

This also meant that there might just be these 10 people left on the Taigu Immortal Path.

This was probably the harshest elimination phase. Wu Yu had already felt the terror of the Ravaging Lightning Serpents from the moment he had entered. Ordinary people would probably have bailed.

With the exception of Wang Zhixun and Wu Yu, the other eight were all people with the highest influence in the Jambu Realm, the super geniuses of the younger generation, of Prince Le's caliber.

Of course, Wang Zhixun was also a genius, although his status paled in comparison to those of the other eight.

As for Princess You Xue, Prince Feng, Qingwu Yunsi, the Little Duke, the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern, the Eight-Feather Golden Roc, as well as another demon and human, they were all the absolute elite of the Jambu Realm.

Amongst them, one was a rare tree-demon, and from the Emperor Tree! The Emperor Tree tribe was the most terrifying tree demon tribe with the longest history in the records of the Yan Huang Ancient Region. They were a dominating force that had dominion over all tree demons, flower demons, and other flora-based demons. Their influence was no less than other powerful nations, such as the Dark North Kingdom or the Devilsky Court.

Martial cultivators usually did not call the Emperor Tree demon by his true name, which was Backlit Woodworker. Just like the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern, many would just call him “Emperor Tree.”

The other was a swordsman with a longsword. He stood slightly apart, his aura similar to that of the Dubhe Sword Immortal. When he did not move, he stood as immovable as Mount Tai. When he unsheathed his sword, he moved as swift and sure as lightning.

It was said that there was a sacred ground within the Yan Huang Ancient Region, a small place that stood on equal levels of power with other nations. Because the people there trained with the sword and honed their lives with it, they were cold and incisive by nature, and history showed that they had produced many fore bearer sword cultivators who had become immortal! 

That holy land of the sword was known as the Eternal Sword Dao.

And this person's name was Feng Jianqing, a member of the Eternal Sword Dao. After entering the Taigu Immortal Path, he too was a skulker with a low signature.

A total of 10 people trapped on the Immortals' Viewing Platform, with no way to leave. Even their Taigu Immortal Talismans could not be used.

Their only way out seemed to be the four palaces guarded by the Ravaging Lightning Serpents.

Otherwise, they might have to stay here for eternity. But the Taigu Immortal Talismans had a time limit. Once a year passed, they would be rendered ineffective forever. At that time, they would either die, or be trapped in this endless world forever.

The prospect filled them all with trepidation.

"Right now, we have to think of a way to break the barrier. Otherwise, we'll have to risk our lives," Prince Feng said.

"It's easier said than done. This spirit designs of the Taigu Immortal Path were designed not to give us the choice of breaking them. I think we have to move forward." Qingwu Yunsi sneered.

Actually, everyone was racking their brains. Only the Taigu Immortal Talisman-less Wang Zhixun was sobbing to himself. He knew that there were not many people left on the Taigu Immortal Path now. Even if they broke the barrier, he would probably be doomed to remain here.

Wu Yu had a bad premonition.

"If the Taigu Immortal Talismans can't be used, they don't have to worry that I'll leave. What a troublesome situation. Perhaps they will firstly decide the owner of the 10,000 Dragons Staff. I'm trapped!"

Before this, no one had laid a finger on him despite knowing he had the 10,000 Dragons Staff, because they were afraid that Wu Yu would simply flee in the face of threats.

On the Taigu Immortal Path, this was the biggest worry.

However, this barrier around the Immortals' Viewing Platform was a nightmare. Even the Taigu Immortal Talisman could not take one away!

Some things could not be avoided.

While they were each agonizing over how to leave, a few gazes returned to Wu Yu at the same time.

They had come to the same conclusion at the same time!

This was a golden opportunity to snatch the advanced dao treasure!

Until now, many of them had not gained anything! If they could get their hands on the advanced dao treasure, then they would have gained much.

Presently, Princess You Xue, Prince Feng, the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern, and the others were looking at Wu Yu with unfriendly faces. They had not wanted to take direct action, but they clearly knew that the rest were on the same page. Everyone refrained from being the first person to attack and then ganged up on.

The Little Duke started. He hurriedly stood before Wu Yu, saying tersely, "The advanced dao treasure is the property of the Yan Huang Ancient Country. None of you think of taking it! Otherwise, don't blame me for showing no mercy! None of you have the power to withstand the might of the Yan Huang Ancient Country!"

Princess You Xue scoffed daintily. "Little Duke, don't try to scare us. Will the Yan Huang Ancient Country go to war just over an advanced dao treasure? You had best think carefully. This is the Taigu Immortal Path, and your threats don't work on us. Right now, the advanced dao treasure hasn't even been carried out, which means that it can still choose its owner. Do you think that we will listen to you alone?"

The Little Duke was frustrated and gritted his teeth. "Doesn't everyone want to think about how we will escape this ghastly place first?"

Prince Feng laughed. "This is not a ghastly place. If we were to leave this dreadful place, we would still have to worry about Wu Yu taking the advanced dao treasure away. Since a rare opportunity has presented itself, how can we let a genuine advanced dao treasure fall into the hands of this nameless brat?"

Qingwu Yunsi also spoke. "Little Duke, it is too naive of you to think of hoarding everything at this stage."

Although no one else spoke, everyone besides Wang Zhixun had already stood up to surround Wu Yu and the Little Duke. They were worried that Wu Yu would rush to the platform of Ravaging Lightning Serpents, so four people had gone to bar the way.

"This is the Immortals' Viewing Platform, and it has no escape. You cannot leave our clutches now, Wu Yu." The Nine-Star Snow Wyvern guffawed.

Wu Yu admitted that this sudden change of circumstances had landed him in hot soup.

Very hot soup.

theLittle Duke knew how dire their situation was as well. He said, "There is only one advanced dao treasure, but we are eight. How do we divide it? There has to be a way!"

This indeed was a good way to stir dissent amongst them.

From the way that he phrased it, Wu Yu and Wang Zhixun were excluded from the eight.

They considered this.

Before, Princess You Xue had tried to win Wu Yu over. But when a treasure was dangled, she changed her stance. "We are all people of status and influence. Let us choose a manner which is fair and just, where everyone can be satisfied. Whoever obtains the treasure will have done it on ability alone. Right now there are eight of us, which divides nicely into pairs. The four winners can again face off to reach two, and whoever wins the final battle shall have the advanced dao treasure. This is fair and just. Everyone will have a chance, and it is not a chaotic approach that will ruin the atmosphere. What do you all think?" That Princess You Xue dared to raise such a fair approach spoke of her own ability and courage. She clearly regarded herself as capable of taking down three of these people consecutively. She felt that she was the strongest amongst them.

Of course, all of them had similar arrogance. The only one who did not was the Little Duke. He knew that he was on the weaker side among this group.

Three martial cultivators, three demons, two ghostly cultivators.

If not this method, then it would be a royal rumble. And then, even if they took the treasure, they could not leave. The scuffle would continue, until eventually there were deaths.

And whoever snatched the treasure amidst the chaos would also not have won it in a way that the others would be satisfied with.

This would only result in a circle of death.

All eight considered this carefully, and Prince Feng was the first to speak up. "Very well. I like this method. All will be satisfied!"

Actually, the eight were all a good distance apart from each other. Although their reputations rang out loud and clear, they seldom clashed. Each must have entertained a similar idea as well.

Qingwu Yunsi was a rival, and at this time, Prince Feng was directing taunting looks his way. Naturally, he said, "This is not a bad method, and will avoid needless deaths. But how do we decide the matchups?"

Princess You Xue said, "As long as a majority of five or more agree, then we will proceed. First the method and then the match ups. There must be a fair way, but that is a matter that comes later."

Right now, they needed the others to express consent. The two demons, the Nine-Star Snow Wyvern and the Eight-Feather Golden Roc, felt that this was no problem, and the Emperor Tree nodded as well. Finally, it was Feng Jianqing alone. The people of the Eternal Sword Dao would never shirk from such a challenge.

And last of all, the Little Duke.

However, his opinion was already unimportant. Seven had already agreed.

In truth, the key to all of this was Wu Yu. But to the eight of them, it did not matter what Wu Yu thought. No one cared.

At this moment, he was just spoils to be divided.

And spoils should be seen but not heard.

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