A Will Eternal - chapter-1055
The Giant Ghost King’s actual name was not Giant Ghost.
Clearly, in the Saint-Emperor Dynasty, it wouldn’t be appropriate to
speak the king part of his title aloud. Actually, few people knew the
Giant Ghost King’s real name, even in the Wildlands. As such, he had
known all along that something like this would happen.
“My surname is Zhou, fools!” he muttered under his breath. After the
imperial decree was issued, Gu Tianjun turned back to look at Bai
Xiaochun. For the first time since their initial meeting, he spoke, his
voice as cool as ever.
“The battleship can’t go in, Fellow Daoist Bai. Please, follow me.”
Bai Xiaochun looked at Saint-Emperor City, and especially the imperial
palace on the lotus flower, and could sense that thousands of streams of
divine sense were currently locked onto his position.
Taking a deep breath, he straightened out his robe, then waved his hand
to send Gongsun Wan’er into his bag of holding. Followed by the Giant
Ghost king, he proceeded onward toward the imperial palace.
Chuckling coldly, Gu Tianjun led the way, and soon the three of them were
right outside the imperial palace. As they neared, an astonishing
pressure erupted from inside, an aggressive blast that prevented Bai
Xiaochun and the Giant Ghost King from entering.
It was not a deadly attack, but it was terrifying enough to make Bai
Xiaochun feel like he was being crushed. At the same time, he realized
that within the aura was something that reminded him of the Frigid
Matriarch. It was a spirit automaton.
“A world treasure….” he thought, stopping in place. There was also
a majestic divine sense that swept over him, confirming both his identity
and the Giant Ghost King’s. A moment later, the divine sense vanished.
The intense pressure only lasted for a moment, but it caused the Giant
Ghost King to begin to sweat profusely, and even gasp for breath. Then he
and Bai Xiaochun entered the main gate of the imperial palace to find
themselves at the bottom of a staircase so steep and tall it seemed like
There were roughly 10,000 stairs, and at the top of them all… was the
enormous palace hall!
A huge crowd was gathered, their backs to the staircase. A narrow path
led straight through them to a location that Bai Xiaochun could not
currently see. However, the aura he could sense surpassed any sort of
god, as if that person were the lord of all living things!
“The Saint-Emperor… wait, no. The Paint-Emperor!” Muttering to
himself in this way dispelled much of his nervousness. Having calmed
himself down, he began to climb the stairs.
As for the Giant Ghost King, his cultivation base was not as high as Bai
Xiaochun’s, nor did he have Bai Xiaochun’s tricks to calm his heart.
However, he was one of the four heavenly kings of the Wildlands, so
despite the pressure, and despite how much he was sweating, he took a few
breaths and managed to calm down a bit.
As he followed Bai Xiaochun up the stairs, the palace hall was slowly
revealed in full, including the huge amount of people who were gathered
When the two of them stepped off of the last step and into the hall, they
found themselves in what was essentially a huge square. At the far end
were nine columns decorated with extremely lifelike carvings of dragons
In the middle of the nine columns was a gigantic green cauldron!
Green smoke curled up from the cauldron, rising into the sky to join the
There were thousands of people making up the group that filled either
side of the hall, all of whom stood motionless, looking respectfully
toward the front of the hall.
In front of the crowd were two stooped old men, their hands tucked into
opposite sleeves, their heads bowed respectfully as they looked at… the
person at the very front of the entire hall!
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He did not wear imperial robes, but instead, what seemed to be an
ordinary green garment. He sat on a throne, reading an ancient scroll. He
was middle-aged and handsome, seemingly genial, as though his smile could
cause the spring wind to blow gently through the air. In fact, he seemed
so friendly that anyone who looked at him would willingly sacrifice their
life for him.
Complete silence reigned. Apparently, until this man spoke, no one else
in the hall would dare to do so. Not even Gu Tianjun said anything. He
simply clasped hands in formal greeting, then stood off to the side, his
No one spoke or even moved, and no one looked at Bai Xiaochun and the
Giant Ghost King. Everyone was waiting for the green-robed man to look up.
“Well he certainly knows how to show off!” Bai Xiaochun thought, his
heart pounding. However, he reminded himself that he couldn’t give in
to fear. In fact, this Saint-Emperor seemed to be going too far in his
attempt to be dazzling.
Thankfully, he didn’t keep everyone waiting for too long. Once he
sensed Bai Xiaochun’s presence, his gaze shifted away from the ancient
scroll. Looking at Bai Xiaochun, he smiled radiantly.
It was like the blooming of a hundred flowers, like the most refreshing
of breezes. The imperial palace seemed to brighten, and the clouds up
above danced in delight. The lotus flower that made up the palace seemed
to stretch upward, causing an even more wonderful aroma to spread out.
Out in the heavenly pond, the dragonfish swam back and forth in joy.
“I’ve heard quite a bit about you, Fellow Daoist Bai!” His words
seemed to thrum with warmth and friendliness, and his eyes shone with a
sincerity that made it seem impossible to doubt him.
Bai Xiaochun held his breath as he was reminded of the first time he had
laid eyes on the Arch-Emperor back in the Wildlands. Taking a few steps
forward, he clasped hands and bowed deeply, then spoke in a loud voice.
“Bai Xiaochun from the Heavenspan Realm is here to offer greetings,
Saint-Emperor! I would also like to offer sincere thanks for your
magnanimity. You have my gratitude for keeping the people of Heavenspan
safe in your territory, and helping them adapt to life in the Eternal
“Being unable to pay you back for this favor, Fellow Daoist Giant Ghost
and I took a trip to the Vile-Emperor Dynasty. Originally, we planned to
apprehend the Vile-Emperor himself and deliver him to you. Sadly, I am
too unfamiliar with the Eternal Immortal Domains, and got a bit lost.
Therefore, I took a random celestial to offer you as a gift. I know the
gift isn’t very impressive, but I hope you’ll deign to accept it,
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During his speech, Bai Xiaochun made sure to add appropriate sighing
where necessary, and in the end, plastered a look of deep regret on his
In response to Bai Xiaochun’s words, the Saint-Emperor’s smile
stiffened a bit. Despite being a mighty emperor, even he was a bit taken
aback by what he had just heard.
If he reacted that way, then there was little need to mention how the
rest of the officials responded. Many of them couldn’t help but look
over at Bai Xiaochun with strange expressions on their faces. Some seemed
contemptuous, and others, leery.
They had seen shameless people before, and in fact, being sanctimonious
was a key feature of the people of the Saint-Emperor Dynasty. But the way
Bai Xiaochun unblinkingly bragged about himself in outrageous fashion…
was something none of them had ever seen before.
“He went to capture the Vile-Emperor?!”
“But he didn’t know the way, and couldn’t find him?”
“How utterly shameless! I can handle a bit of bragging, but this is too
The Giant Ghost King blinked a few times. He had been nervous a moment
ago, but when he looked over and saw Bai Xiaochun standing there with a
wistful expression on his face, that anxiety melted away. Looking around,
he suddenly felt like he wasn’t in the Eternal Lands, but rather, back
in the Wildlands….
“I bet… that it won’t be long before everyone in the Eternal
Immortal Domains realizes how shameless he is, and how good he is at
When Bai Xiaochun caught the reaction of the crowd, and noticed how stiff
the Saint-Emperor’s smile had become, he felt very pleased with
himself. He had been in a completely passive position before, but as of
this moment, he had the upper hand. And that meant he had a big
bargaining chip in this interchange.
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Just as he was trying to decide exactly how to word his next statement, a
familiar voice could be heard from the group of cultivators on the left
side of the hall.
“This is the Saint-Emperor’s Palace, Bai Xiaochun. Don’t even think
about trying to run your mouth here!” All of a sudden, someone stepped
out from the crowd and clasped hands in formal greeting to the
“Your Majesty the Saint-Emperor, I can list 300 crimes that this Bai
Xiaochun has committed. But the worst of them is that of deceiving the
sovereign! Your Majesty, please punish this Bai Xiaochun for his
“Liu Yong!” Bai Xiaochun blurted, his jaw dropping. He hadn’t been
looking very closely at the crowd earlier, and therefore hadn’t noticed
that standing right there was Heavenly Marquis Liu from the Wildlands,
the very same one who had once listed out 100 crimes! 
Heavenly Marquis Liu didn’t even look at Bai Xiaochun. He simply stood
there, heart pounding with excitement. Back when the people of Heavenspan
were teleported into the Eternal Lands, he got lucky, and ended up right
in Saint-Emperor City. He was also one of the first to offer his services
to the dynasty. He revealed much valuable information to the
Saint-Emperor, and was thus given an official position within the
Although it wasn’t a very high position, he was still happy with it.
And now here he was, facing the very same Bai Xiaochun who had forced him
to flee to the Great Wall in fear. Now, he finally had a chance to finish
what he had started in the Wildlands, and get his revenge.
“Even if a millennium passes,” he thought, “it is never too late
for a gentleman to seek revenge. You slipped through my grasp in the
Wildlands, Bai Xiaochun, but you won’t do the same here. I’ll list
out 1,000 crimes if I have to!”