Chapter 1433: Qin Yunling
In line with Wu Yu's suspicions, Chakravarti Ghostly King turned on him with an expression that was none too pleased. A powerful pressure pinned Wu Yu, his eyes boring sharply into Wu Yu's. "Where have you been rotting these few years?!" He grated.
Hearing this put Wu Yu at ease. So he had not yet been exposed as an imposter.
The Replicate ability of the Heaven Devouring Titanic Beast was unbelievable.
He had already prepared his script. With an irritated and spiteful expression, he said: "Where have I gone? There's no place for me on Chakravarti-raja Star. Why should I stay here and be an eyesore? I went wandering."
"Young master, watch your words!" The other ghostly kings were shocked at his words.
After all, he was the son of the Chakravarti Ghostly King. He might very well become the new master of Astral Hell in the future. Besides, there were many other Hell masters around. They would be seen as a laughing stock.
Chakravarti Ghostly King snorted. "And pray tell why there is no place for you on Chakravarti-raja Star?"
Wu Yu immediately retorted: "It's as clear as day who father's bias is. Back when the immortal lords broke the Astral Guardian Field, I went out of Hell master's residence to help, killing enemies. Fathter only brought my younger sister away. I tried to return with all speed, but could not catch you. If you truly cared about my safety, you need only have waited for 10 breaths' of time, and I would not have had to save my own life through a rare stroke of luck. When danger strikes, father has never cared whether I live or die. Then there is no need for me to remain on Chakravarti-raja Star and be mocked."
These words were backed with a towering anger that only made them look more foolish to the outsiders. However, this was Wu Yu's exact goal. Otherwise, how could he explain his disappearance for 10 years? With this clear explanation, he could remain here openly. After all, with so many experts around, as well as the 100,000 Layers Vortex Design, he would be attacked by too many people if he appeared in the guise of Chifeng Immortal Lord. He might even lose his life if things got hairy. This was the most prudent course of action.
If he could stay here, he had a chance to get a lead on Gu Huo Immortal Lord and Mo Yuji.
Wu Yu's words had many of the Hell masters and ghostly kings laughing to themselves. No wonder the Chakravarti Ghostly King had a son and daughter, but only brought one along with him. The ghostly kings fought for the 10th Grade Mark of an Immortal King for their descendants. Clearly, Chakravarti Ghostly King was winning it for Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord.
This meant that this son was indeed not favored by the Chakravarti Ghostly King. That he would not bother to save him from danger told all.
"Shut your mouth!" Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord immediately shouted back, knowing that Wu Yu's accusations would hurt Chakravarti Ghostly King's reputation.
The others were just watching the drama.
Wu Yu was watching Chakravarti Ghostly King's reaction.
He was a worldly one, and held his temper: "If that's the case, and you know that I am thoroughly disappointed in you, and don't even bother to save your life, then what are you still doing here? Just to embarrass me?"
Compared to White-Eyed Ghostly Lord, there was something different about Wu Yu's attitude. He had to demonstrate that change! He said: "In these years, I have been through a lot, and changed a lot. I've also thought through a lot of things. This time, I am not here to disgrace Father, but to prove that I am better than her. Father, there is no cause to be disappointed in me!"
He said with a burning look in his eyes, looking as though he hungered to be acknowledged.
"Keh, still so naive. I'm already thanking the heavens and hells that you came back alive. Just behave yourself. If you cause any more trouble, I'll kick you out."
Chakravarti Ghostly King said severely. He purposely made his voice more threatening to intimidate Wu Yu. Before Wu Yu arrived, they had clearly been discussing important matters. Chakravarti Ghostly King wanted to divert the attention away from himself, and smiled after remonstrating Wu Yu: "The puppy is ignorant. We have shown you a foolish side. However, it is but a trivial matter. Let us continue our discussions."
They exchanged a few more pleasantries, and then the matter of Wu Yu was dropped, exactly as he hoped. The more Chakravarti Ghostly King wanted to draw attention away from himself, the more he would dismiss the matter of Wu Yu. And then Wu Yu could remain here as he pleased.
They spoke a little more, and then the attention shifted away from Wu Yu, besides the occasional glance.
After all, all those here were important people.
The only one still paying attention to him was of course Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord. She stood by Wu Yu's side, speaking in a low voice so that only he could hear: "You're a tough one. But it doesn't matter. Get used to your role as trash. Don't think the fuss you kicked up this time will get you very far. You dared to go up against father - he will thrash you to an inch of your life after this is over! And trying to discredit me as well? Right now I could probably defeat you in a single move!"
"And so what? I warn you, don't get too full of yourself. When I was gone, father must have been sad for a long while. After all, I am the male, and the generations can only be passed through me. Smelly wenches like you won't do." Wu Yu sneered.
"And to think I thought you changed. Seems like a dog can't change its shit-eating habits." Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord rolled her eyes, her face full of scorn.
Wu Yu ignored her. He had turned to his real "competitors".
Within this group, there was the Tundra Hell master and her retinue from Tundra Hell, which was the 5007th Hell. Ice had frozen into a barren plain. Tundra Hell master was a woman, and her entire body was comprised of a chilly blue ice. She looked like an ice sculpture, and she might be even stronger than the Chakravarti Ghostly King. Therefore, she had a right to speak here.
There was also Windy Mound Hell master, Blood Abyss Hell master, Lightning Omen Hell master and others, who were all from hells above the 5000th level. There were also a few others who had moved quickly to get here, such as Volcanic Hell master, who laid low before these others.
Besides a few dozen Hell masters, the rest were their retinues. Some were ghostly kings who were already close to Hell master level of strength. Actually, they could definitely be Hell masters in the lower Hell levels.
Besies these Hell masters and ghostly kings, there were also some descendants of the eternal devil emperors. They had mostly come here alone, because the epochal immortal design of the gateway had no effect on them. They could pass through at will, but could not bring ghostly kings with them.
The other ghostly lords were far from their strength, and so they did not have a very big following here. They only brought a few people with them, which was not very useful before all these true ghostly kings.
Of course, they were of eminent status, and no less important than Zhao Yuanchen or Gu Huo Immortal Lord. Therefore, the ghostly kings and Hell masters here did not dare to leave them out. Even if they were just discussing the details here, these eternal devil emperor descendants firmly held the right to speak.
They were currently discussing a plan to send a few people each to enter the Maelstrom Silver Dagger Sphere. Up till now, they had actually not entered yet.
There were three amongst the eternal devil emperor descendants whom Wu Yu took special note of. He observed that the three of them were as strong as Gu Huo Immortal Lord and Mo Yuji, which meant that their parents must be rulers in Hell on the level of the Dhrtarastra!
Through what others called them, as well as the memories of the ghostly kings that he had devoured, Wu Yu pieced together who they were.
One of them was the son of the Xuanyang Emperor Lord of Beiyin Necropolis Feng, who Wu Yu had heard about before. He wore imperial black robes, and had black hair and eyes. He had a detached, cold look in his eyes, a regal air learned at the knee of his father. He spoke to the Hell masters without any trace of fear, and even with a hint of arrogance. He was not someone the Hell masters wished to offend.
The other person looked as though he had been dusted in white powder, with only a bright red tongue. This unsettling persona was the White Chalk Ghostly Lord, whose father was famous even in the mortal domain. He was the Drawer of Souls, the White Impermanence. He was just as powerful as the Beiyin Necropolis Feng Emperor. He ruled over the Army of Impermanence together with Black Impermanence, and the Army of Impermanence were the Impermance ghosts who took the souls in the mortal domain.
There was also a girl who had queenly features. With purple hair and purple eyes, her aura of elegance far outshone Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord, despite their similar colors. Besides a smokingly hot body, Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord paled in comparison to this girl in all ways. Although Amethyst-Eyed Ghostly Lord might be the princess of Astral Hell, but this person eclipsed her in all ways, and was a true princess.
Others called her young palace master, which made Wu Yu recall someone. In the 10,000 Levels of Hell, there were the Luo Feng Six Heavenly Palace Guardians. These were the six highest ranked Palace Guardians, and one of them was the Qin Sha Forgiveness Sect Heavenly Palace Master. They were another formidable force in hell, and roughly at the same level as White Impermanence and the Beiyin Necropolis Grand Emperor. This young palace master was evidently the daughter of the Qin Sha Forgiveness Sect Heavenly Palace Master.
Her name was Qin Yunling. Whether in terms of looks, aura, or just raw ability, she was clearly someone of Mo Yuji's caliber. Mo Yuji appeared a lot colder and mysterious, whereas this young palace master Qin Yunling was the aristocratic type. She stood out no matter where she was, and could get things done by just uttering a word. She was the very representative of the power and talent that the eternal devil emperor descendants commanded.
Of course, there were even more eternal devil emperor descendants here in the 10,000 Levels of Hell, including those with a higher status, However, their age and cultivation realm were lower. Most of the others were already ghostly kings at the Great Void Ghostly Realm. Some had even charged ahead to the eternal devil emperor relam. Those still at the Immortal Lord Realm were mostly around 1 Yuan old. They were most recently born to the eternal devil emperors, and were the apples of their respective eyes.
Presently, the Hell masters took greatest note of these three. Xuanyang Emperor Lord, White Chalk Ghostly Lord, and Qin Yunling young palace master.
Of course, the respect was all a performance. When it got to the actual competition, they would show no mercy.
But these eternal devil emperor descendants could rely on their parents' authority to win some control. They would limit each Hell master to send four people in, while they could only send two people.