Chapter 1750: Southern Gate of Heaven
No one expected the battle to end this way.
One punch between Mighty Miracle G.o.d and Wu Yu had decided things. Mighty Miracle G.o.d had been sent flying – what sort of incredible strength did that feat require?
As for Wu Yu, he had proven beyond doubt that he was a fifth tier immortal emperor in strength.
“Seems like my guess was right. You’re far from the Sky Heart Dragon Emperor!”
Wu Yu mocked him, turning back to the Well of Eternal Life.
Mighty Miracle G.o.d almost bit his tongue off in anger.
He had just said that the Sky Heart Dragon Emperor was getting senile, to not even be able to beat Wu Yu.
And now he had been beaten by Wu Yu.
The great Primeval Mighty Miracle G.o.d, not even as strong as Sky Heart Dragon Emperor. Worse, not even as strong as Wu Yu!
Wu Yu had clearly been the junior. How had he improved so quickly?
The immortals all around were making guesses.
“This Wu Yu must have some miraculous legacy? Otherwise, how could he improve so quickly?!”
“It’s veyr curious indeed. There has never been an immortal emperor who rose this quickly!”
“Exactly. How long has he been immortal emperor for? It feels like just yesterday he was competing at the Immortal Emperor Trials!”
Wu Yu’s win here had raised the suspicions of many.
Not as many had witnessed the defeat of Sky Heart Dragon Emperor, so it had not raised as big a reaction as this fight.
He had met Primeval Mighty Miracle G.o.d fist on fist, and sent him whimpering away in defeat.
Were there no limits to his abilities? His potential?
The Dhrtarastra found it unbelievable.
Primeval Mighty Miracle G.o.d was on the same level as he was. If Wu Yu could easily defeat Primeval Mighty Miracle G.o.d, he might be able to easily defeat himself as well!
“This guy isn’t for real, right?” The Dhrtarastra stuttered.
How short a time had pa.s.sed since Wu Yu had first crossed him?
Many of the immortal emperors had not even risen by one cultivation realm since then.
Whereas this Wu Yu had risen from a puny immortal on the Great Void Immortal Path, and now he was already stronger than they were?
His head hurt just thinking about it.
“What legacy does he have? What secrets are in that epochal immortal treasure? Why does even Taiyi Zhenren himself want it?”
The Dhrtarastra could not help but wonder.
He said sharply to Wu Yu: “Don’t get c.o.c.ky. All that you have is because of that epochal immortal treasure of yours! But soon it won’t be yours!”
“No need to worry your wizened head about it.” Wu Yu countered, not showing any niceness to the Dhrtarastra.
Wu Yu had heard much from the whispers all around him.
Many were curious as to his legacy.
Especially after seeing him defeat Primeval Mighty Miracle G.o.d.
However, they did not know what his legacy was.
Wu Yu’s curiosity continued to grow.
It was the same unanswered question that he had harbored for a long time.
The Ruyi Jingu Bang and Great Sage, Heaven’s Equal were immensely powerful, and they must have held a high position in the sky palaces, and perhaps even Heavenly Buddha’s Domain.
And yet why was there not a single immortal buddha or immortal emperor who knew about it at all?
The immortal buddhas of Heavenly Buddha’s Domain had their memories plugged 1 million years back.
What about the immortal emperors of Heavenly Domain? Were their memories similarly cut off at 1 million years ago?
If he could just clarify this, perhaps Wu Yu would be one step closer to the truth.
But he had no way to pursue that clue.
He could not devour another immortal emperor without being caught, as the immortal emperors of the sky palaces were too closely linked.
“It’s getting late. We should go.”
Patriarch Bodhi stated mildly.
The Jade Emperor had summoned them. It would be disrespectful to keep him waiting for too long.
Therefore, the Patriarch Bodhi did not wait for the Dhrtarastra or Primeval Mighty Miracle G.o.d, but led the way himself into the Well of Eternal Life with a whirl of robes, headed for the highest sky palace!
Lingxiao Sky, where the Jade Emperor lived, ruled the whole of the 8,000 Sky Palaces, the 10,000 Levels of h.e.l.l, and the 90,000 lesser realms!
Wu Yu was brought up personally by the Patriarch Bodhi, into a cloud-filled paradise.
Golden clouds filled his vision as far as the eye could see. It was a magnificent sight!
The entire sea of clouds was bathed in golden radiance.
This golden light came from a huge palace overflowing with immortal qi. The entire palace looked to be made of gold!
Looking at it, Wu Yu was distinctly reminded of Expanse of Nirvana in Heavenly Buddha’s Domain.
Expanse of Nirvana’s gold hue – or perhaps more accurately Xuanzang’s golden buddha worlds’ gold hue – was exactly the same shade and l.u.s.ter as that of Lingxiao Palace.
In any case, Wu Yu felt that the two were very similar at first glance.
However, there were many golden things in this world. Perhaps it was just a coincidence.
At this time, Well of Eternal Life and the Patriarch Bodhi had already reached the top of the Well of Eternal Life.
Before them was the golden palace, stretching on and on, so big that it was impossible to miss.
Near them was a majestic gate.
“Southern Gate of Heaven!”
The words were written in golden letters above the gates.
To get to Lingxiao Palace, one had to pa.s.s through Southern Gate of Heaven and continue along the road for a while.
If one was not of sufficient status, one was not even allowed to pa.s.s through Southern Gate of Heaven.
However, this time Wu Yu had been summoned, while Patriarch Bodhi was also one of the foremost immortals.
Southern Gate of Heaven did not stop them.
“Let’s go. Be at ease. At most, the Ruyi Jingu Bang will be given up.” Patriarch Bodhi gave him a comforting smile and a few words of consolation as he led the way up the path.
Wu Yu nodded.
It was easy to say, but he could not fully suppress the panic bubbling up within him.
He had no idea what would happen when he went to see the Jade Emperor.
At that very moment, inside Lingxiao Palace!
As the one who had set all of this in motion, Taiyi Zhenren was naturally here as well.
His eyes were currently closed. Beside him was Lotus Prince Nezha, respectfully waiting on him. He spared an occasional glance outside Lingxiao Palace, looking out for Wu Yu.
Many immortal emperors were privately discussing the matter.
These included True Lord Erlang Yang Jian, the Five Directional Emperors, and many other veterans.
Even here at Lingxiao Palace, their words carried weight!
Wu Yu would see many new faces here.
For example, the Three Great Emperor-Officials: Heavenly Official, Earthly Official, and Water Official. There was also the Lord of the Sun and the Lord of the Martial Virtues, the Holy Helper Lord, the Plantiffs of the Four Values, the Five Virtues True Lord etc. It was a dazzling line-up.
Taiyi Zhenren’s tale of Wu Yu making a deal for the Ruyi Jingu Bang epochal immortal treasure and then escaping had caused quite a stir!
Many immortal emperors had come to see how the Jade Emperor would deal with it.
The Jade Emperor had yet to arrive, nor the main man Wu Yu himself.
Wu Yu knew that some among their number had a lot to say about him, such as PaG.o.da Heavenly King Li Jing or True Lord Erlang, who had clashed with him before.
Especially PaG.o.da Heavenly King Li Jing – he stood together with Taiyi Zhenren, a surly expression on his face.
After all, if not for Wu Yu beating his grandson Li Tianji in the Immortal Emperor Trials, would his beloved grandson be wasting his days away with drink?
Seeing Li Tianji this way made Li Jing want to kill Wu Yu, although he had no chance to do so.
Finally there was a way to take Wu Yu down a peg or more. PaG.o.da Heavenly King Li Jing was not going to pa.s.s it up!
In fact, it was he who had come up with this idea in the first place, although it had been Nezha to bring the matter to his master, Taiyi Zhenren.
All of the immortal emperors were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Jade Emperor and Wu Yu.
Many of the immortal emperors had never met Wu Yu before, and were curious about him, even if their impression was already marred.
From Taiyi Zhenren’s account, he seemed like a despicable character, taking back the epochal immortal treasure that he had traded away. This sly dealing spoke poorly of his character.
Finally, the golden-robed Jade Emperor made his appearance, strolling into Lingxiao Palace!
He was a handsome young man, with a scholarly air about him and an urbane manner that commanded respect.
It was his eyes – they held the wisdom of having seen all and everything. They were profound, deep, and filled with immeasurable intelligence!