Wu Yu knew that her mother had died long ago, and at the hands of Jiu Ying's father, Ying Huang, as well.
Besides, what was the Eternal Phoenix?
He was unsure of Nangong Wei's current state. Logically, she was a human. Because of the phoenix bloodline, her circumstances were special, and she had the ability to turn back into a phoenix. But that should not change her fundamental quality. She was fundamentally incomparable to a phoenix immortal beast.
But she had called herself an Eternal Phoenix or something.
Everything was really confusing.
However, these questions flitted past Wu Yu's mind.
Because he saw that the Black Hornet Demon King had ignored her words. He immediately shoved Nangong Wei into the Demonic Hornet Poison Urn. This was an advanced dao treasure, and Wu Yu did not doubt that Nangong Wei's end would be dire if she was thrown inside!
He had no time to hesitate. He had no other choice.
Actually, he had already considered all his options when he arrived here. The Cloud Piercing Demon Tree was a place he had to come to. Therefore, he had considered how to use it. Besides this, he had another object for use in emergencies, which the Yan Huang Ancient Country Regent had given to him.
"Indestructible State Talisman."
This Indestructible State Talisman was given to him by the Regent to protect his life.
He had already taken it out without hesitation.
No matter the reason, he could not bear to see Nangong Wei thrown into such a hellish place before his very eyes.
Wu Yu had agonized over the use of the Indestructible State Talisman many times on his journey. But he used it this time without hesitation, like a car running down a familiar road. And he had used it not to protect himself, but to protect Nangong Wei!
The Indestructible State Talisman looked like a transparent talisman, with no shape.
Wu Yu activated the Indestructible State Talisman's spirit designs, which quickly took effect!
A formless light flew towards the Black Hornet Demon King and Nangong Wei.
The Black Hornet Demon King sensed it. With a wave of his hand, the black mist from before again assailed Wu Yu. Many black thorns were within. Wu Yu reckoned that he thought the talisman was Wu Yu's attack on him.
But the Black Hornet Demon King was caught off-guard. The formless light passed through his defenses, and he finally recognized it as a talisman. But he was too late - the power of the talisman coalesced into a ball of light, with Nangong Wei cocooned in its midst!
When the sphere of light caught hold of Nangong Wei, the viper-like, black mist was wrested out of the Black Hornet Demon King's control and vanished rapidly. Nangong Wei regained her mobility. She had been in a panic, and naturally knew that it was Wu Yu who had done this, which surprised her.
"What is this?!" The Black Hornet Demon King saw that Nangong Wei had actually been shielded from his grasp by this light sphere. He flew into a terrible rage, raising both hands to shoot forth keen, black stingers from his fingertips. They were all embedded in the Indestructible State Talisman's power. He was taken aback.
"What talisman is this!? It's so strong! What are you two doing? Earn your keep! Kill that bugger!"
If not for the fact that the Three-Headed Thunder Eagle and the Sandstorm Vulture had not finished Wu Yu off, he would not be faced with such a hairy situation.
The Three-Headed Thunder Eagle and the Sandstorm Vulture were frustrated as well. Wu Yu had shrunk to his smallest form with the Lawful Embodiment of Heaven and Earth, and was weaving in and out of the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree on his Somersault Cloud. The two demons were experienced, but they could not catch Wu Yu. Instead, they had allowed Wu Yu to use the Indestructible State Talisman.
"I will go as well!" The Holy Golden-Armored Bug rushed forth also, and the three old demons went to deal with Wu Yu. As for the Black Hornet Demon King, he still did not think that the talisman had gotten the better of him.
"All your efforts are futile before me." The Black Hornet Demon King sneered.
Within the Indestructible State Talisman, Nangong Wei was still looking doubtfully at Wu Yu, being pursued by the three demons. She seemed to be trying to puzzle out why Wu Yu would save her....
The Black Hornet Demon King did not expect the three of them to be unable to finish off Wu Yu together. But before their very eyes, Wu Yu somersaulted and vanished from view. He was gone without a trace, as if he had disappeared into thin air!
The three demons looked at each other. But they did not dare to look at the Black Hornet Demon King....
Wu Yu had actually gone to the other side of the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree. The tree was just too big.
Wu Yu did not slow down. He grew from his smallest to his biggest size with the Lawful Embodiment of Heaven and Earth, and again pulled out his Infernal Sky Pillar of Nine Fetters. His fiery gaze turned on one target only - the trunk of the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree!
A deep breath!
With the Violent Art, his arms thickened until they were the thickness of his thighs.
"Infernal Cell Shatterer of Nine Fetters!"
He brought his strongest attack down on the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree's trunk. The incredible heat from the Infernal Sky Pillar, together with Wu Yu's explosive physical strength, were all brought down on the tree trunk. A deafening explosion, and a huge, black crater appeared on the trunk of the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree. It looked like the trunk had grown a huge eye!
And flames of nine different colors were burning in the black crater!
"You weren't awake before? I don't believe that you'll still be sleepy after this!" Wu Yu raged.
Although he had used the Indestructible State Talisman, that could only protect Nangong Wei. It did not get them out of trouble. The only way he could extract her was to create even more chaos!
"Who!? Who wants to kill me?!" From an unknown place, the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree boomed in a massively loud voice that shook the heavens and earth themselves!
Wu Yu saw that the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree was definitely roused now. At this time, all the branches of the tree crown, as well as the tree crown underfoot, were waving in a frenzy. The sky itself seemed to be falling, the ground cracking!
"The Black Hornet Demon King!" Wu Yu deliberately raised his voice and then fused the Somersault Cloud with his body. With another flip, he relocated without much accuracy. He ended up high above in the sky, a place where he could see the Black Hornet Demon King and his three lieutenants all caught up in the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree's wrath!
The Cloud Piercing Demon Tree hated to be awakened, and especially in such a rude manner. Wu Yu's full-force attack had left him hurting badly, and he had not been this aware in a long time.
The Black Hornet Demon King and the others were in trouble now. When the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree came to life, he sensed that they were the strongest in the vicinity, and naturally unleashed his fury on them without a second thought!
This was a disaster for the Black Hornet Demon King. Wu Yu had moved so quickly that they were still wondering where Wu Yu had disappeared to by the time the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree had awoken!
Standing in the skies above and watching the millions of branches waving violently in the air, tearing up the clouds, the scene was just too fascinating to watch. The Black Hornet Demon King was lost somewhere below, and Wu Yu could see clearly with his Eyes of Fire and Gold that the Three-Headed Thunder Eagle and the Sandstorm Vulture were trying to talk themselves out of the mess while keeping themselves safe. But the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree was mad with anger now. No matter what they did, the billowing gusts of wind continued to buffet them, until all that was heard was their yelping. Golden light also flashed from below, and Wu Yu guessed that the Black Hornet Demon King and the Holy Golden-Armored Bug's outlook was bleak as well.
Even so, he still rushed in!
He had to find Nangong Wei.
She was currently in the Indestructible State Talisman, and should not be in much danger. The Indestructible State Talisman had its own innate defenses.
As Wu Yu neared, he heard a loud bang and saw a spherical object flying out in the opposite direction. Wu Yu merely flinched, glancing over. But he saw that it was the Indestructible State Talisman, Nangong Wei still inside!
Evidently, when the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree flew into a rage, the Indestructible State Talisman had been bumped around and battered by the branches as well. That was why it had flown out.
The Cloud Piercing Demon Tree had inadvertently done Wu Yu a great service.
The Black Hornet Demon King and his gang were trapped, but Nangong Wei was out. Wu Yu no longer needed to go in. He steered the Somersault Cloud towards the direction Nangong Wei had been batted in. He saw that she seemed to have landed in a far away valley. The Cloud Piercing Demon Tree was rather strong.
He flew over as quickly as he could. He sensed that the Indestructible State Talisman had already broken down under the prodigious onslaught of the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree. However, at least Nangong Wei had been protected. When he reached the valley, he used his Eyes of Fire and Gold, but he discovered that Nangong Wei was no longer here!
"She fled?" He had ascertained that she had flown in this direction, but all traces of her were gone. There were only the remnants of the Indestructible State Talisman.
Wu Yu scanned the area with his Eyes of Fire and Gold, gradually enlarging the radius. He was sure now that Nangong Wei had fled alone.
He naturally wanted to continue searching, but he was too close to the Black Hornet Demon King, and in imminent danger. At least Nangong Wei had escaped danger this time. Wu Yu thought that he would first go pick up the Full Moon of Nanshan and Ye Xixi before continuing after Nangong Wei.
The baseline was that they should leave this place as quickly as possible. Wu Yu did not know how long the Cloud Piercing Demon Tree would occupy the demons for. If they came to an understanding, then Wu Yu would be in trouble.Previous Chapter Next Chapter