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"What's going on?"

"I-I'm not dead. N-No. I was dead but alive again?"

The revived souls looked around in confusion and had no idea what was going on.

Meanwhile, the skeletal Yin general also gradually recovered and could sense his complete soul. He then knelt before Chu Kuangren. "Thank you for your kindness, Ghost Emperor."

"Don't mention that. You've sacrificed yourself for Fengdu City."

Chu Kuangren smiled lightly.

Following that, he looked at the dead souls around him thoughtfully.

Reviving the dissipated souls was incredible. It was said that only the ancient Divine Underworld Daoist could do it.

However, Chu Kuangren managed to do the same thing as the Divine Underworld Daoist by relying on the eight Samsara Emperor Seals' control over Fengdu City, coupled with the heavenly Samsara Physique that he possessed.

"There's one last piece of Samsara Emperor Seals left," mumbled Chu Kuangren.

He had obtained eight of the nine Samsara Emperor Seals, and he only needed to find the last one to possess the complete Fengdu Ghost Emperor's authority.

"The person is..."

Suddenly, Chu Kuangren noticed the figure in a gray robe among the crowd.

The person gave him a powerful feeling.

"Lil Ai, analyze the person for me."

"Alright."

Chu Kuangren's pupils shrank slightly after the analysis because the person's cultivation had reached the Embodier Realm.

He also knew his status by now.

An Underworld authority's high priest...

An Underworld authority?

It was an unheard Underworld organization that was watched over by the Embodier Realm. Its power was not weaker than the three great Underworld cities, and might even be more powerful than them.

"Could he be the one that suppresses the Underworld?"

Chu Kuangren vaguely felt that there was an existence above that suppressed the three great Underworld cities.

Otherwise, either Yincao City or Taishan City would have taken action to occupy Fengdu City, and it was believed that Fengdu City could not resist the attacks with its wisdom. Why bother to find Chi Mei Wang Liang?

"Fengdu Ghost Emperor, can we talk?"

The high priest approached Chu Kuangren and asked.

Chu Kuangren nodded slightly. "Let's go to my imperial palace."

"Great."

"Lord Ghost Emperor, I shall go with you," said the skeletal Yin general.

He could sense that the high priest was not a simple person and worried that he would harm Chu Kuangren.

"Don't worry. No one can hurt me in Fengdu City," said Chu Kuangren.

His Ghost Emperor's authority greatly increased after he had mastered the eight Samsara Emperor Seals. Even an Embodier would have to think twice before killing him.

In the imperial palace, Chu Kuangren and the high priest sat facing each other while Bai Mei was pouring tea for both of them.

"Fengdu Ghost Emperor, I hope you can let go of your prejudices and live in peace with the Yincao Underworld city," the high priest said bluntly.

"Bai Mei, stop pouring the tea. Send the guest off!"

Chu Kuangren said with a cold gaze.

The corner of the high priest's mouth twitched. He did perceive that Chu Kuangren would be resolute but he did not expect that he would be resolute to such an extent.

How could Chu Kuangren drive an Embodier like him away?

Thinking of this, he felt slightly angry with Embodier's aura pervading the air.

However, Chu Kuangren merely sat where he was while protecting Bai Mei behind him. His expression was indifferent and activated the Ghost Emperor's authority.

The Ghost Emperor's authority versus the Embodier's aura!

Two invisible yet terrifying forces collided with each other in the imperial palace.

It was conceivable that if someone entered the imperial palace at this moment, he would be crushed by the two forces, and even a Gilded Immortal had no exception.

"Fengdu Ghost Emperor, the Heavenly Child's order disallows the three great Underworld cities to attack each other. It is normal that you don't know the order as you'd just become the Ghost Emperor. Therefore, I won't pursue your previous attack on Yincao City but now, I've just informed you about it. Do you still want to ignore the Heavenly Child's order and insist to be enemies with the Yincao City?!"

The high priest said in a cold tone.

"Although Yincao City didn't attack me directly, he plotted against my Fengdu City behind my back. I'll make them pay for it. The halberd attack previously is just a slight punishment."

At this point, Chu Kuangren paused for a while, then looked at the high priest and said indifferently, "Forgive me for being frank. As for the Heavenly Child's order that you've just mentioned, only a living Heavenly Child deserves to be a Heavenly Child. A dead Heavenly Child means nothing. If the Heavenly Child's order is effective, how would Yincao City dare to attack Fengdu City?!"

"How audacious! How dare you disrespect the Heavenly Child?"

The high priest snorted coldly. Soon after, his Embodier's aura erupted, and the Daoist law vaguely emerged in the void.

However, Chu Kuangren's expression remained indifferent. His Ghost Emperor's authority then activated and resisted the Embodier's might.

"You can attack me, but you should know what the consequences will be. I'm sure you know what the Immortal Hall ended up with."

Chu Kuangren said calmly.

Twenty years ago, Immortal Hall's great ones took action against Chu Kuangren, causing him to be trapped in the Bagua Furnace.

Many people were clear with the Celestial Demon Tribe's anger, and so did the high priest.

"Are you threatening me?" The high priest asked in a cold tone.

"No, I'm not. I'm just telling you the fact. Do you think that the Yincao Underworld city dared not attack me directly but plotted against me behind my back just because they were fearful of the Heavenly Child's order and you? You're wrong. They were actually afraid of my Celestial Demon Tribe!" Chu Kuangren stared at the high priest.

There was also an Embodier Realm in Yincao City!

Although it was suppressed by the high priest, it had the power to fight.

Compared with the high priest, Yincao City was more afraid of the Celestial Demon Tribe behind Chu Kuangren!

Hence, they dared not take action themselves.

Hearing his words, the high priest's expression changed consistently.

Eventually, he sighed helplessly, and his Embodier's aura dissipated gradually. "You're right. The Heavenly Child has been dead for a long time, and the Underworld authority is no longer able to suppress the two great Underworld cities."

The Underworld authority was a body established by the ancient Divine Underworld Daoist. It was directly under the Divine Underworld Daoist to balance the forces of all Underworld cities.

The Underworld Ruler was revered as the high priest.

The position of high priest had been passed down for generations. However, since the Underworld authority was rebuilt after ancient Immortal times, and without the presence of Divine Underworld Daoist, its prestige had been unable to return to its level of the ancient Immortal times.

This was especially obvious after the new Embodier's great ones were born in Yincao Underworld city.

It had not been easy for the high priest to be able to suppress Yincao City and Taishan City for many years.

"The Underworld needs a new Heavenly Child. I don't like the words Heavenly Child but prefer the title of Ghost Emperor. The Underworld needs a Ghost Emperor to unify it!"

Chu Kuangren continued saying.

Hearing his words, the high priest's pupils shrank slightly. "You want to follow the Heavenly Child's footsteps to rule the Underworld!"

"Yes!"

"Interesting." A glint flashed in the high priest's eyes, and he pondered for a while.

He had the thought of supporting a new Divine Underworld Daoist as soon as Chu Kuangren became the Fengdu Ghost Emperor while possessing Heavenly Samsara Physique.

Chu Kuangren was undoubtedly an excellent candidate in terms of talent and background.

"Your cultivation is merely Gilded Immortal."

"It's just a piece of cake for me to break through the Arch Gilded Immortal," said Chu Kuangren.

"You're very confident, but do you know how many Gilded Immortals had been trapped before the Arch Gilded Immortal's threshold for years? It is possible that one can't step into the Arch Gilded Immortal Realm for a lifetime."

"Do you think I'm the same as those mediocrities?" asked Chu Kuangren.

The high priest pondered for a while, then said, "If you can break through the Arch Gilded Immortal within a hundred years, I'll appoint you as the new Divine Underworld Daoist!"