The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 167
Chapter 167: End
Wang Hao stared at his name written on the scroll with slight disbelief. What he felt right now was joy and apprehension.
Joy because he knew this trial might be able to help him with regards to the invasion of the Underworld Army. Apprehension because he knew something was fishy with the results.
“I am sure cultivation was an important part of the criteria…. yet I still got accepted. Somebody’s pulling some strings behind my acceptance!” Wang Hao’s eyes narrowed as he realized that he was now inside a massive conspiracy, and that his inclusion in the list shows that he will be a pawn on what was about to happen.
“Tsk. I better watch out for anything weird starting from now on.” Wang Hao thought to himself as he ignored the fawning looks given to him. He stared at the scroll, curious to see the two souls who managed to clinch the first and second spot.
He noticed that each number that follows in the list takes longer to be filled with the name and face. Right now, it took around a minute for the completion of the name and face in No. 2.
When Wang Hao saw who it was, his body tensed uncomfortably, as if what he was seeing was someone he loathed. With his memory sealed, Wang Hao had no clue who the person on No. 2 was, but he was sure that they met before, and it was quite possible that it was under tense circumstances.
“…..” Wang Hao decided to steer clear of this person, to avoid future troubles.
“That’s Huo Huangdi!” Roxy supplemented this information to Wang Hao, considering that he was a newcomer. “He died 4 years ago, and when he appeared here, he showed to everyone his monstrous talent!”
“What is it?” Even if Wang Hao did not ask her, he already had a slight inkling on what it was.
“It was revealed that Huo Huangdi was a Godly Divine Beast!” Roxy’s eyes were shining as she continued talking. “That was definitely rare, since a Godly Divine Beasts were rare on itself already. A Godly Divine Beast dying was definitely rarer!”
“Aside from him, how many Godly Divine Beasts are here in the Underworld?” Wang Hao knew that with the long history of the Underworld, some Godly Divine Beast were bound to pop out from time to time.
Of course this time to time basis was in terms of billions of years. But even with that time, Wang Hao was sure that the Underworld must have at least 10 Godly Divine Beast present.
“Including Huo Huangdi, there’s only 3 of them in the Underworld.”
“Wait, are you sure about that?” Wang Hao could not believe on what he heard. All those times had passed by, and yet only 3 of them were in the Underworld?
“I do not know why either…” Roxy slightly trembled upon seeing the grave expression on Wang Hao’s face. She straightened herself as she continued talking. “Actually, many also wonder on why only 3 of them were here. But nobody received an explanation why. So, we just ignored that now.”
“Is that so…” Wang Hao put this matter at the back of his head as he looked at the final participant in the trial. 2 minutes have passed by before the listing was completed.
His mouth opened as he slightly uttered the name written.
“Jieshu(End)……” The words rolled off his tongue perfectly, as if he was used to say this name. He felt his heart tightening as he started to be assailed with an emotion he could not explain.
When Roxy saw Wang Hao’s expression, she just attributed it to nervousness. She drank some soul tea before she continued talking.
“That woman you see right now was named Jieshu. As for why her name was like that, nobody knows why. What we know was that her registration card showed that she was a Ninth Stage Powerhouse in her past life!”
Roxy continued talking excitedly, as if this Jieshu was a juicy piece of gossip. “What was weird was that there was nobody with the name Jieshu or even a face similar to her that roamed the living realm! That was mind-boggling, since Jieshu was at the Ninth Stage on her past life. With that power, she should have been famous and known when she was alive!”
“Oh, so this Jieshu was a former Ninth Stage Practitioner with an unknown background. Got that.” Wang Hao put an enlightened expression on his face as he hid the swelling emotions that he felt.
Even with his memory gone, Wang Hao can feel that he also had a connection with Jieshu.
“Damn it! First that Huo Huangdi guy, now its this Jieshu! Seems like I have to avoid them at all costs. Oh, I must also avoid that Siwang Wangzi.” Wang Hao’s eyes curved in displeasure as he remembered Siwang Wangzi.
Right now, that pervert must be having some fun with Fatty Zhou. Wang Hao then mentally clasped his fists and bowed as he thought to himself,
“I will never forget your contributions, Fatty Zhou!”
Siwang Wangzi’s room.
“Haha, just like that! Crawl some more!” Siwang Wangzi’s manic laughter echoed across his room as he stared at the pitiful Fatty Zhou.
Right now, Fatty Zhou was buck naked, with all of his glorious fat on full display. Every movement of his showed ripples travelling across his body. This sight alone made Siwang Wangzi sigh in contentment.
After Wang Hao gave Fatty Zhou to Siwang Wangzi, Siwang Wangzi wasted no time as he stripped Fatty Zhou naked and made him crawl across the room. This naked crawling of Fatty Zhou had been going on for 2 hours already. Even with that time, Siwang Wangzi seems to want Fatty Zhou to continue crawling.
As for what will happen next after the naked crawling, only Siwang Wangzi knows. Fatty Zhou could only pray that at least his chastity will be safe throughout the whole ordeal.
Fatty Zhou was still busy praying when suddenly, Siwang Wangzi ordered him to stop.
“Now, we shall go to the next stage. I promise you it will be fun!” Siwang Wangzi’s creepy voice floated beside Fatty Zhou’s ear as he fondled Fatty Zhou’s belly. “Just stay quiet and let me do all the work.”
But before he could start his ‘work’, the scroll with the list of the trial participants appeared. When Siwang Wangzi saw this, he immediately forgot about his fun with Fatty Zhou. He knocked the fatty out and stored him on his storage ring. Siwang Wangzi then went outside, staring at the scroll in the sky.
He saw all the names that appeared, along with the faces. He waited for some minutes until he saw his name and face appearing. He was then confused when he saw that he was at No.4.
“I am just at No. 4? I am supposed to be No. 3! I am sure Huo Huangdi and Jieshu will take 1 and 2, but is there anyone with better talent than me?” Siwang Wangzi then waited for the name and face in No. 3.
Once he saw who the No. 3 person was, his eyes widened as killing intent poured out of him.
“Wang Hao!” Siwang Wangzi was pissed when he realized that his actions that led to Wang Hao’s death just brought in an additional enemy on the succession trial!
“That damned fatty!” Siwang Wangzi realized that if Wang Hao manages to pass the first part of the trial, he can effectively end Siwang Wangzi’s invasion on the Planet Thrae.
“S**t! From what I know, the first part of the trial starts right after the scroll showed the participants. The first part of the trial will only last for 9 hours. There is still 10 hours left before I invade the Underworld. Anyone who passes the first part of the trial will then be granted the title of a Duke.”
Siwang Wangzi’s expression turned pale as he realized what might happen next.
“If Wang Hao passes the trial, he will gain the status of the duke! By that time, there will still be one hour left before my army can invade the Solstice Kingdom. With his power as a Duke, he can cancel that invasion!”
Siwang Wangzi’s eyes flickered as he decided that Wang Hao must not pass the first part of the trial!
“So even here you still want to defy me huh. Then just you wait! Wait until I disperse your soul into the nothingness! By that time, you won’t even see your home planet getting wrecked by me….”
Only Merlick could see Siwang Wangzi’s gloating expression as he prepared himself for the first part of the trial.
After the scroll showed all the names of the participants, Roxy then explained to Wang Hao about the circumstances of the trials.
The first trial will start now, and it will last for 9 hours. Only 12 participants will pass the first part of the trial. These 12 will be immediately granted the title of Duke.
These 12 will then participate on the second part of the trial that will start 10 years after the end of the first part. Only 3 will pass this part of the trial. These 3 passers will then be granted the status of Prince/Princess.
As for the third and final part of the trial, it will happen 50 years after the end of the second part. The one who passes this will the new Yama Successor.
Upon hearing this, Wang Hao could not help but ask,
“Wait, so that means there’s around 59 years that the seat of the Yama Successor will be empty. Who will manage the Underworld at that time?”
“Oh that.” Roxy seemed to be not worried as she gave the answer. “In that 59 year span, the control will be up to the Royal Family.”
Wang Hao was about to ask one more thing when he suddenly felt that his body was being locked on by some mysterious power. He froze in place as he heard someone speaking inside his head.
“Participant No. 3. Choose three followers that will join you for the first part of the trial.” The voice sounded robotic, with no sign of any emotion at all.
“Why should I bring three followers with me?”
Instead of answering him, the voice just repeated what it said earlier.
“Participant No. 3. Choose three followers that will join you for the first part of the trial.”
Wang Hao sighed from this. Since he was just new to the Underworld, he only had few acquaintances. Right now, he had no choice but to use them as his followers.
“Hey, can I make someone as my follower even they are currently far away from me?”
The voice quickly replied. “As long as they are in the Underworld and that they agree to be your follower, that is possible.”
“Ok then.” Wang Hao then said who his followers will be.
“This girl right here will be my first follower.” He pointed to Roxy, who was stunned from hearing that she will be Wang Hao’s follower. She could hardly stop herself from hugging Wang Hao out of joy. Wang Hao sighed in relief after seeing that she restrained herself rather well.
He then pointed to the armored man, indicating that he will be his second follower. Upon hearing this, the armored man started hugging Wang Hao’s legs, clearly thanking him while swearing loyalty to him.
As for the third follower, Wang Hao chose Old Billy. Since Old Billy was the one who helped Wang Hao out on the Underworld, Wang Hao decided to make him join his team.
A minute passed by, and a spatial tear appeared. Out of it appeared Old Billy. At that time, Old Billy already accepted the offer to be Wang Hao’s follower.
Wang Hao narrowed his eyes upon seeing a powerful space-time magic at work. He then looked at Roxy as he asked her.
“What will the first part of the trial will be?”
Instead of answering him, Roxy giggled while saying,
“It’s up to you to know later, Master!”
“This cheeky!” Wang Hao was about to berate her when he felt a powerful space-time magic being cast on him. Wang Hao immediately realized that this must be the part where he and his followers will be brought to the area of the first part of the trial.
Wang Hao smiled excitedly, as he knew that if he passed the first part of the trial, he can basically save the Planet Thrae!
“Hahaha, can you see this Fang Lin? Your Master sure is awesome!”
He focused his mind and soul as he let himself be swept away to the destination unknown.