A Will Eternal - chapter-1041
After confirming that the Giant Ghost King was unharmed, Bai Xiaochun
rose to his feet and prepared to offer greetings. But before any
greetings left his mouth, he unexpectedly vanished!
As for the Giant Ghost King, he was feeling very proud of how smoothly
everything had gone, and was especially pleased with how he had killed
the preceptor of Crosspeak Prefecture without anyone noticing.
“Xiaochun, this is–”
Before he could finish speaking, Bai Xiaochun materialized right next to
him and slashed out with his hand. The Giant Ghost King immediately shot
forward with a burst of speed, performing a double-handed incantation
gesture that summoned a black mouth of smoke that shot into the air
Even as rumbling sounds echoed out, the Giant Ghost King spun in place to
find a child-sized little ghost behind him that had just been slashed
into two pieces.
The green-skinned ghost let out a shriek of pain, and then the two halves
of its body faded away into nothing.
At that point, an unsightly expression appeared on the Giant Ghost
“Dammit! That Crosspeak Prefecture demigod secretly hit me with some
“No.” Bai Xiaochun said, his expression somber. “Not the Crosspeak
Prefecture demigod!” The Giant Ghost King followed his gaze to a point
off in the distance, whereupon his expression flickered. Approaching
rapidly was a massive tempest made of innumerable evil ghosts, a tempest
that raged with wildly destructive power.
Atop the tempest of ghosts was a huge bone lizard that seemed to fill
half the sky. It was vicious and cruel, and on top of its head was a
crest that looked like a galleon!!
Two flags flew on the bone galleon, upon which vicious ghost faces could
be seen. Their aura combined with the aura of the galleon and the lizard
created a ghost qi that filled all heaven and earth!
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Seven demigods stood on the deck of the bone galleon, all of whom looked
with icy yet excited eyes at Bai Xiaochun and the Giant Ghost King!
However, what had captured Bai Xiaochun’s attention was not the
demigods, but rather, someone else who stood on the deck. It was a
beautiful young woman who seemed like a paragon entity within heaven and
She had an attractive figure, fair skin, and delicate features. Her
phoenix-like eyes sparkled with extraordinary brightness, making her seem
like the awe-inspiring type of person that no one would ever dare to
She wore an ornate orange court gown that made her look particularly
dazzling. Her long, slender fingers and milky arms made her incredibly
entrancing to anyone who could see her. As the bone lizard sped through
the air, her orange gown fluttered in the wind, especially the wide,
Her gown was embroidered with something that looked like a black
underworld city, featuring an enormous gate, out of which flowed an
endless stream of howling evil ghosts.
“Ghostmother!!” the Giant Ghost King said with a gasp. Although he
had never seen the true Ghostmother, he had seen Gongsun Wan’er, and
considering how ghostly and sinister this young woman seemed, and the
familiar aura, it only took him a moment to guess who she was.
She was none other than Ghostmother!
“Impossible! How could she have possibly detected our actions so
quickly!?!? Did she just happen to be in the area?!” The Giant Ghost
King was already starting to devolve into a panic. After all, his
previous encounter with Gongsun Wan’er in the Wildlands had left a deep
impression on him.
“It’s not a coincidence….” Bai Xiaochun said, his eyes shining
with dangerous light as he stared at the incoming bone lizard.
“She figured out some time ago that we were hiding here.” After all,
both he and the Giant Ghost King were strangers to the Eternal Lands, and
although they had been very careful, it was no surprise that someone had
been able to track them down.
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“If she knew, then why weren’t the demigods in the local prefectures
lying in wait for us to–” The Giant Ghost King was very intelligent,
and a profound schemer. Therefore, before he even finished giving voice
to his question, he came up with the answer, and it caused an unsightly
expression to appear on his face.
“She knows more about the Heavenspan Realm than anyone else in the
Vile-Emperor Dynasty,” Bai Xiaochun said. “It’s only natural for
her to be a bit greedy because of that.”
It wasn’t difficult to guess at Ghostmother’s plan. She was confident
in being able to handle Bai Xiaochun and the Giant Ghost King, and hoped
to capture and consume them.
It caused Bai Xiaochun’s heart to sink, and nervousness to prickle at
the back of his mind. But it was an unavoidable fight, and he had one
advantage: he could pick the battlefield.
Eyes flashing, he backed up rapidly, joined by the Giant Ghost King. Both
of them felt their battle spirit rising, and clearly, both were thinking
the same thing. The battle would be best fought… not on the third
immortal domain, but out on the Eternal Sea!
In addition, they would fight and flee at the same time. That would be
the best way to prevent reinforcements from arriving, and would increase
their chances of avoiding defeat.
Even as Bai Xiaochun and the Giant Ghost King fled, Ghostmother’s eyes
flashed with bright light, and she waved her finger.
In response, the seven demigod experts flew off the deck of the bone
galleon, becoming beams of bright light that shot forward with incredible
speed. They were like sharp swords that could slice through any obstacles
as they headed directly toward Bai Xiaochun and the Giant Ghost King!
“Bai Xiaochun….” Ghostmother said, her eyes radiating
determination. Despite having taken Hou Xiaomei as an apprentice, and
also having had dealings with Bai Xiaochun, as soon as she was assigned
to oversee the third immortal domain last month, she had made her
She was the only person from the Vile-Emperor Dynasty to have ever
entered the Heavenspan Realm, and then come back out alive. Because of
that, and the fact that she was in the early Celestial Realm, the
Vile-Emperor valued her highly. In fact, that was why he had assigned her
with the task of overseeing the manhunt for Heavenspan cultivators!
Although she had only arrived in the third immortal domain recently, that
was because, for the previous better part of a year, she had been in the
first and second immortal domains. Because of her familiarity with the
aura of Heavenspan cultivators, she had developed a technique to hunt
them down that only she could employ.
And the entire time, she had been trying to locate Bai Xiaochun!
Her experiences in the Heavenspan Realm, as well as her cooperation with
the gravekeeper, ensured that she knew just about everything about Bai
All of that led her to the conclusion that Bai Xiaochun… was a rarity
In the end, not even the Vile-Emperor could possibly know as much about
Bai Xiaochun as Ghostmother.
Therefore, whether it was the secrets of spirit enhancement that she had
extracted from the blood of Heavenspan cultivators, or the authority
conferred upon her by the Vile-Emperor, she had decided to focus the
majority of her search efforts on locating Bai Xiaochun.
When she finally confirmed his general whereabouts several days ago, she
had refrained from mobilizing the prefectural forces that she had
suddenly taken over from Celestial Virūpākṣa. Instead, she headed in
his direction with her own personal subordinates, in the hopes of
capturing him secretly.
How could she have ever guessed that, in the few days it would take her
to reach him, Bai Xiaochun would do something so daring!?
The death of a demigod was not some insignificant matter. As a celestial,
Ghostmother could theoretically sweep the matter under the rug, but it
wouldn’t be easy. But then there was the matter of the medicinal plant
farms in Cloudsea Prefecture’s capital city. The dramatic theft of
those resources was something that affected the prefecture as a whole.
Therefore, the matter had instantly turned into a big headache.
Most important of all was the fact that…. the tribute to the
Vile-Emperor had been stolen. Nothing like that had even happened before,
and there was no way Ghostmother could hide the news. She knew that, as
of this point, consuming Bai Xiaochun wasn’t an option. She had
originally had the initiative, but had now lost it, and therefore, it
filled her heart with extreme anger!