The Taixu Sage Master acted quickly. In a few days, the Imperial General and the others had all forgotten that Wu Yu had come back.
He had also gone over to the Heavenly Sword Sect. After mastering the Mindsweeper Dao Technique, he could use it on many people at once.
Especially for those like Wu You, they could not offer any resistance against the strongest of the divine continent.
Finally, only the Taixu Sage Master himself remained.
"What do you intend to do?" He looked at Wu Yu with a complex expression. Although Wu Yu did not specify the details, he clearly hoped to shoulder this entire affair, judging by the course of action he had chosen.
Although he did not know the details, he could still guess that Wu Yu had been the true savior of the divine continent, and Qu Haoyang and the others had probably been finished off.
Wu Yu replied, "After this, the Yan Huang Ancient Country will definitely send people to investigate. All of you simply need to answer that you do not know that I am back, and that you do not know anything. All will be fine."
The Taixu Sage Master nodded, but he was still a little worried. He asked, "Will you be very troubled from now on?"
Wu Yu shook his head. "Just follow my plan, and this largely does not concern me. Do not worry."
The Taixu Sage Master was quite relieved to hear this.
Actually, he still had many more questions he wanted to ask, but seeing the resolve in Wu Yu's eyes, he kept them to himself, trusting that Wu Yu knew what he was doing. He said, "Well, then I wish that you one day reach immortalhood. The Dong Sheng Divine Continent will always be your home."
After saying this, he left. He would definitely use the Mindsweeper Dao Technique on himself afterwards.
If the target of the dao technique willingly embraced the hypnosis and cooperated with it, the result was fairly good.
To Wu Yu, what remained was to wait. Before too long, the disappearance of Qu Haoyang would definitely send droves of people this way.
As expected, a mere two days after the Taixu Sage Master's employment of the Mindsweeper Dao Technique on himself, an army of thousands appeared above the skies of Yan Huang Imperial City. Wu Yu watched them with the Eyes of Fire and Gold from his concealed spot.
This army should be from the Yan Dragon Army. Wu Yu had not expected so many to come.
"Could it be that Qu Haoyang was not the one sent to resolve the problem, but only a scouting force? That makes sense. The Heaven Devouring Evil Lord is such a major issue. How could they only send Qu Haoyang? Was Qu Haoyang greedy and decided to act first?"
This was all Wu Yu's guesswork, but it seemed likely. Otherwise, this army of thousands would not have arrived so quickly. If Qu Haoyang was supposed to handle it himself, they would not have needed to come.
Also, after this group of people arrived, Wu Yu did not dare to show his face. Clearly, these might very well be the elites of the Yan Dragon Army. Even those in the periphery were at the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm, and some at a very high tier!
Many of them looked middle-aged, which showed that they had been cultivating for at least 200 years, perhaps even 300 years. For the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm, this was the prime age. Although it was difficult to continue improving at this age, this showed that they had already come very far.
Wu Yu hid himself well, afraid to show his face.
But he was very clear that there might very well be experts amongst these people whom he had never seen the likes of, perhaps even beyond the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm!
"Perhaps the commander of the Yan Dragon Army has come personally," Wu Yu mused.
He could vaguely see an old man with golden hair and only one arm in the center of the army. He had a heroic air about him. Wu Yu hurriedly ducked back into the Floating Dreams Pagoda after taking one look at him. He had the feeling that if he stuck around, he would be discovered.
This terrifying army could very well destroy the Dong Sheng Divine Continent many times over.
The difference between the Dong Sheng Divine Continent and them was just like the difference between the Heavenly Sword Sect and the Shushan Immortal Sect - they were on a completely different level.
It looked like the Yan Huang Ancient Country was indeed taking the matter of the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord very seriously.
They summoned the Taixu Sage Master and the others the moment they arrived.
Wu Yu was a little worried that they would be exposed. However, Ming Long was very confident. "Don't worry. This is a skill that your great aunt used back in the day. It's been lost for hundreds of thousands of years. These young’uns wouldn't have the knack!"
Amongst the group, there was a whole bunch of elderly geezers, but she still called them young.
Wu Yu could only wait.
Perhaps they were done questioning. The Taixu Sage Master and the others soon came down.
This showed that they had not asked, but searched their memories directly. A simple, direct, and foolproof method.
After learning of all that had happened, there was no need for the Taixu Sage Master and the others.
Wu Yu could see that when the Taixu Sage Master and the others returned, they were pale and sweating, as though they had been given a real scare.
But at least their lives were safe, so Wu Yu relaxed.
These people were more mature and stable. They would not be as barbaric as Qu Haoyang.
Next, Wu Yu guessed that they entered the Yan Huang Ancient Well. Within the well, there were many signs of the Yan Dragon Formation's battle, and they finally neared the dais.
Given their skills and intelligence, they naturally would know that the events had transpired below the dais, within the Heaven Devouring Evil Residence.
Thousands of experts had gone in. It should not be difficult for them to finish off the black wolf demon and to find out what Qu Haoyang had left behind.
"Perhaps they will think that the black wolf demon is the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord. After all, none of them know what the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord is like.
"Perhaps, they might think that the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord has fled.
"Perhaps, they will think that the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord has already died, and these are just remnants causing mischief."
All of these were possibilities, but Wu Yu himself had no idea what they would conclude. But he knew that right now, the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord was in the Ruyi Jingu Bang. As long as they did not wreck the Dong Sheng Divine Continent, he would be satisfied.
Besides, they also did not have much reason to wreck it.
Very quickly, they left Yan Huang Imperial City.
"Scour the Dong Sheng Divine Continent. Check if there are still traces of the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord. Qu Haoyang was unruly and bungled it all up. We must make up for our mistakes with merit. Besides the black wolf demon, see if there is anything else causing mischief."
In the skies, a stern voice boomed out like a god. Many people began to disperse rapidly, searching systematically through the Dong Sheng Divine Continent.
Wu Yu could see that their search tools looked like pearls. They held them in their hands. And within each pearl, there was a cloud of black mist, which seemed like the black mist from the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord. They seemed to be using these black pearls to search the Dong Sheng Divine Continent, as though to see whether any remnants of the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord lingered.
Wu Yu buried the Floating Dreams Pagoda and then hid within it. He did not know if he would be found out, so safety first.
After a few days, he emerged, discovering that the Yan Dragon Army seemed to be gone.
Wu Yu secretly went hunting for news. He learned that they had locked down Yan Huang Imperial City, searched the entire Dong Sheng Divine Continent, and then left.
"Just like that?
"Perhaps they truly did not discover anything. To them, if the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord had truly escaped, it would not remain in a place like the Dong Sheng Divine Continent."
They had arrived late to the scene and thought it through. After finding out the truth, it did seem useless to remain now that the Heaven Devouring Evil Residence was empty.
"It's said that the earlier bunch of people were closer to us, which was why they were sent here to scout. But that bunch got impatient and were high and mighty. They decided to act first and then bungled it up. They all died, yet the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord did not seem to have appeared. After all, if he did, we would all be dead.
"I also heard that they killed a black wolf demon. Seems like what happened before was all due to the demon wolf. That Spirit of the Universe was born in the Heaven Devouring Evil Lord's residence and had gained a bit of its will. But it was not that terrifying. Is that why they left satisfied?
"No matter what, the previous Yan Huang Imperial City is well and truly gone now. It's been shut down."
The Yan Dragon Army had left.
It was as though the affair of the Dong Sheng Divine Continent had been completely settled.
The Heaven Devouring Evil Lord was gone, and Wu Yu's power had reached the absolute peak in this place. He had no other equal, and it was time for him to chase higher skies!
Everything began anew!
A larger fighting arena, a broader horizon. The Yan Huang Ancient Region, the Jambu Realm, they were all awaiting him.
Wu Yu had initially thought that he could go and see Wu You, the Taixu Sage Master, and the others.
But if anyone else came, and realized that he had appeared here before, that would be bad. Although they had forgotten, Wu Yu had once met them.
"That will suffice."
Besides, it wasn't as if he would never come back again.
He would go and roam the world, but then he would return. Home.
He stood at the west sea of the Dong Sheng Divine Continent. If he headed west, he would reach the Yan Huang Ancient Region.
Seeing that all was well with this resplendent Dong Sheng Divine Continent, and thinking all that he had been through to reach here, Wu Yu smiled.
It had been spectacular, exhilarating. All that he had done. He had no regrets.
"Sister, take care of yourself. On the day that I become immortal, I will help you enjoy a long life too.
"And Master, Senior Brother, Senior Sister...."
And his friends and the elders....
Perhaps they were still worrying about Wu Yu.
"I'm sorry, but I can only keep you worrying for now. Unless this wave passes over."
He took a bow towards the Dong Sheng Divine Continent and then turned. Before him was the endless sea!
A new world!
Suddenly, he recalled Nangong Wei's disappearance.
And the grief of the Mizar Sword Immortal.
"Have you left in a fit of stubbornness? Or because you had no choice? Where have you gone...."
He had promised the Mizar Sword Immortal, but Wu Yu did not know - how was he to find her in this great, big world?Previous Chapter Next Chapter
So this brings the end of the Taigu Immortal Arc.
There were some twists and turns and some weird plot devices (*Cough* A Certain Blood Soul Design *Cough*) but it was an enjoyable arc to translate nonetheless.
Hold on to your horses as we move on to the next arc. The Dark North Heaven Devouring Arc.
Just what could that mean? :)