Chapter 1741: Escape
Wu Yu racked his brain and searched through the memories of Longbrowed Arhat and Calico Bag Arhat.
In the end, he realized there was nothing about “Wukong” in their memories. Moreover, there was never once when Xuanzang had such out of the norm reactions after the end of the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas.
All along, Xuanzang had never wasted a word on the Pilgrimage of 10,000 Budhhas. However, to everyone’s surprise, he made an additional statement at the end of this iteration!
Numerous immortal buddha lowered their heads and trembled in fear.
They had never felt such power coming from the Buddha Above All!
Although all the immortal buddhas were well aware that the Buddha Above All were the strongest among all immortal buddhas, Xuanzang had never shown such overwhelming power before them.
Even Wu Yu could clearly sense how terrifying the Buddha Above All was.
No matter how he looked at it, he always felt the Buddha Above All was speaking to him. The only difference from the previous iterations of Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas was that an immortal emperor like him had infiltrated in.
Could it be Xuanzang had seen through his immortal emperor’s ident.i.ty?
And Wukong definitely sounded like a name. Could it be referring to him?
However, Wu Yu was certain he had never heard of the name, “Wukong”.
He lowered his head, just like the other immortal buddhas. He didn’t dare to look directly at Xuanzang, fearing his stupendous power. He was afraid if he drew his attention, he would experience an outcome he could never recover from.
The young monk, Xuanzang, didn’t make other movements after making that statement. He seemed to be observing the crowd before him, trying to locate “Wukong” whom he spoke of.
However, he didn’t seem able to accurately locate his location.
Wu Yu realized it and pondered. Perhaps Xuanzang couldn’t recognize him after he took on the looks of Calico Bag Arhat.
“But who’s this Wukong?”
Wu Yu was puzzled. Obviously, he couldn’t possibly ask around for an answer.
In the Heavenly Buddha’s Domain, there wasn’t any immortal buddha that could be trusted. In fact, all the immortal emperors in the Heavenly Domain had lost their past memories and this seemed to be related to the major event millions of years ago.
Patriarch Bodhi, Taiyi Zhenren…… Wu Yu didn’t dare to trust these immortal emperors!
As such, it became exceptionally difficult for him to find the answers to the questions he had.
After a brief moment of silence and inaction, Xuanzang didn’t seem to find whom he was looking for. He continued emotionlessly, “I’ll be waiting inside. Oncec you thought it through, you can come look for me.”
Wu Yu felt he had got it right.
If the “Wukong” Xuanzang spoke of was really him, Xuanzang definitely had only sensed his presence but not his exact location. Therefore, he wouldn’t know Wu Yu had transformed into the Calico Bag Arhat.
As Xuanzang finished his sentence, he turned around and vanished in the dazzling gold light.
The nine buddha worlds receded gradually and the power that terrified the crowd finally dissipated.
Wu Yu heaved a sigh of relief and realized his body had gone stiff from anxiety. After Xuanzang left, even his actions was getting affected.
Xuanzang’s aura was truly terrorizing. Wu Yu had never once felt such power from anyone before.
When he was in the sky palaces, the strongest immortal emperor that he encountered would be True Lord Erlang.
“When we were on Sage’s Equal Sky and True Lord Erlang, Yang Jian, imprisoned us with his Eye of Heaven, the pressure he exerted was nothing compared to what I just felt from Xuanzang!”
Wu Yu was visibly shaken.
Although Patriarch Bodhi and Taiyi Zhenren were both elite immortal emperors, they had never been emotionally roused before Wu Yu. Therefore, Wu Yu wouldn’t know how they would be like if they were angered.
The Pilgrimage of 10,000 Buddhas came to an end.
Although the final words of the Buddha Above All sounded ridiculous, the other immortal buddhas didn’t dare to gossip about it.
Immortal buddhas who were qualified to remain in the Expanse of Nirvana found a spot to rest and started cultivating.
As for those who were outside the Expanse of Nirvana and weren’t qualified to enter left the ground swiftly.
After all, there were too many powerful immortal buddhas around. If they lingered around for long, they might draw fatal attractions to themselves.
The immortal buddhas who failed to grab the rights to enter the Expanse of Nirvana left swiftly. They could only attempt to find divine sarira in the endless starry skies, leading a precarious life when they might be dragged into a death battle with other immortal buddhas any moment.
Although Wu Yu had the rights to stay in the Expanse of Nirvana, he didn’t dare to linger around after hearing the seemingly ridiculous words of Xuanzang.
Moreover, it had been over 8,000 years since he entered the Heavenly Buddha’s Domain.
“Luo Pin and them should be exiting the Heavenly Devil Battlefield soon!”
Keeping his vigilance up, Wu Yu left the Expanse of Nirvana swiftly.
In fact, he didn’t even dare to transform back into his true form to use In The Same Breath. He kept his ident.i.ty as Calico Bag Arhat and simply flew towards the edge of the starry skies incessantly.
He continued flying in the starry skies for over a thousand years. When he was almost certain that the senses of the Buddha Above All, Xuanzang, couldn’t extend to where he was, he then dare to retrieve his Ruyi Jingu Bang to activate the fourth Mystique, Immortal Domain Bridge.
Fortunately, there wasn’t overwhelming power that descended on him when the Immortal Domain Bridge was activated.
Wu Yu didn’t dare to stay around longer. He crossed the Immortal Domain Bridge and returned to the Heavenly Domain.
The golden vortex vanished shortly after Wu Yu had entered, seemingly never appearing before.
After he returned to the Heavenly Domain, Wu Yu was finally able to heave a sigh of relief after watching the golden vortex that connected the two domains vanished.
He was truly afraid he was discovered by the Buddha Above All when he was crossing between the two domains. If the Buddha Above All had really pursued him, he didn’t dare to imagine the consequences.
“Let’s return to Mettle Sky first.”
Wu Yu got himself together and decided to return to Mettle Sky to wait for Luo Pin and others to exit from the Heavenly Devil Battlefield.
He was still worried when Luo Pin, Full Moon of Nanshan, and Ye Xixi had entered the Heavenly Devil Battlefield. After all, he had experienced how terrifying the Heavenly Devil Battlefield was and knew the torment one had to go through in ten thousand years.
If he had a choice, he rather Luo Pin and others not to go through the same misery. However, he also knew the circ.u.mstances he was facing were getting grimmer.
Perhaps he would not be able to tackle any sudden changes alone.
In the Heavenly Domain, there were only three people that Wu Yu could trust wholeheartedly and could help him.
No matter how strong the other immortal emperors were, Wu Yu wouldn’t dare to trust them.
As for others whom Wu Yu could trust, their cultivation realm and strength couldn’t keep up with him. There was nothing Wu Yu could have done about it.
“I hope they are alright and can exit from the Heavenly Devil Battlefield safely.”
Wu Yu was definitely returning to Mettle Sky covertly.
This was because he didn’t know what the situation was with Taiyi Zhenren. If he b.u.mped into him, it would be grave trouble. If Taiyi Zhenren flared up, Wu Yu definitely couldn’t stand his ground. Even Patriarch Bodhi had no reason to stop Taiyi Zhenren.
After all, handing Ruyi Jingu Bang over to Taiyi Zhenren was a promise agreed by both parties.
If he had other options, Wu Yu would have wanted to keep his end of the promise. It was especially so when the other party was an elite immortal emperor like Taiyi Zhenren.
However, Ruyi Jingu Bang could now connect two immortal domains. It’s impossible for him to give it up. If he wanted to find the hidden secrets behind the two immortal domain, he would have to rely on the Ruyi Jingu Bang.
When he returned to the Bodhi’s Palace silently, Patriarch Bodhi, who was meditating, opened his eyes.
Patriarch Bodhi had his usual warm smile and said, “Wu Yu, you are back. Did you head to the Demon Immortal Realm recently?”
Wu Yu pondered and didn’t answer directly. Instead, he raised a question, “Patriarch, do you know anything about the Heavenly Buddha’s Domain?”
He wanted to observe Patriarch Bodhi’s reaction.
Upon hearing Wu Yu’s question, Patriarch Bodhi’s expression changed slightly. “You have been to Heavenly Buddha’s Domain?”
Although the change was minute, Wu Yu caught it immediately. He became cautious immediately and wouldn’t want to answer anything about the Heavenly Buddha’s Domain.
This was because he felt he couldn’t trust Patriarch Bodhi at this juncture.
He felt there was something amiss with all the immortal emperors of Heavenly Domain and all the immortal buddhas of Heavenly Buddha’s Domain!
Therefore, he shook his head and answered, “Nope. That was just a phrase I overhead by chance. I’ve been hanging around Demon Immortal Realm over the recent period, trying to find the opportunity for the next breakthrough.”
Patriarch Bodhi nodded his head and didn’t say a further word.
After a brief moment of slight change in expression, he recovered immediately.
At this moment, Wu Yu couldn’t tell anything from Patriarch Bodhi’s expression and therefore gave up.
He bade farewell to Patriarch Bodhi and left the Bodhi’s Palace. After, he found a secluded place in Mettle Sky to continue his cultivation.
Wu Yu’s cultivation was naturally about devouring.
Now, he had the divine sariras and corpses from several immortal buddhas. These could ve devoured to expand his own Devouring Apotheosis Realm.
These resources were similar to the Eternal Emperor Tomb before his devouring Mystique. They could help him further expand his Devouring Apotheosis Realm.
At the cultivation realm of immortal emperor, cultivation became at parts easier and at parts more complicated compared to before.
It was easier because the advancement in immortal emperor’s cultivation realm wouldn’t require the understanding of mysterious dao. The key was to expand one’s Apotheosis Realm and one’s apotheosis immortal energy would become stronger.
It was also more complicated because expanding his Devouring Apotheosis Realm couldn’t be achieved simply by devouring.
For Wu Yu, the first three tiers of immortal emperor’s cultivation was relatively a breeze. However, it wasn’t as simple towards the fourth tier.
Even if he had devoured more corpses of immortal emperors or immortal buddhas, it wouldn’t be effective. He had to expand his own world through cultivation and this couldn’t be achieve by absorbing the experiences of others.
Nonetheless, it would still save him lots of cultivation time if he could devour the corpses of immortal emperors and immortal buddhas.
With so many corpses of immortal emperors, immortal buddhas and divine sariras, he would be quicker to make a breakthrough than other ordinary immortal emperors.