EIF - Book 01 Chapter 051: When the Peacock Spreads Its Plumes, It Breaks All Techniques

Inside the Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array, Gu Hai’s army multiplied endlessly. Even if someone destroyed them, they would all revive in the blink of an eye. The invading forces immediately found themselves surrounded and chopped down. Countless people rained down, and the cloud beasts in the periphery fled in fear.

The cultivators who surrounded the Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array were startled, showing horrified expressions. Now, they just surrounded the ritual array, not daring to barge in anymore.

Inside the ritual array:

Standing behind Gu Hai, Gao Xianzhi, Chen Tianshan, and Xiaorou revealed excited expressions when they saw the reversal.

“Division Master, this ritual array is too incredible!” Gao Xianzhi exclaimed in excitement.

“Division Master, where did you learn it from?” Chen Tianshan also felt excited.

At this point, Chen Tianshan’s attitude had already turned around completely; Gu Hai’s strength left a deep impression on him.

Xiaorou joyfully showed a foolish smile.

Gu Hai looked around. Then, the ferocious general he stood on suddenly shouted, “Heavenly Go Pavilion disciples, listen up. There are six more days. I will destroy the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree after six days!”

When the ferocious general roared, the tens of thousands of cultivators showed unsightly expressions.

Where did this Gu Hai come from? How was he so ridiculously powerful?

Meng Tai showed an uncertain expression not far away. “Gu Hai? How did he lay such a large ritual array?”

Ninth Young Master showed rage on his face. This time, he had not acted rashly. Instead, he had manipulated the tens of thousands of cultivators to attack the ritual array. Why did he still lose?

“Gu Hai?” Ninth Young Master said, feeling both anxious and angry.

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At the plaza of a palace hall in a valley:

The sickly youth stood by the first elder.

“Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough!” The sickly youth used his handkerchief to cover his mouth as he coughed.

“The Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array? This is something that the pavilion master laid long ago. How did Gu Hai learn this?” the first elder said sullenly.

The sickly youth narrowed his eyes as he looked at the sky. “He still failed in the end. This Gu Hai is difficult to deal with!”

“This matter happened because of the Unborn Man. Perhaps if…!” the first elder said after some silence.

“No. Cough! Cough! Cough! No one can force my Heavenly Go Pavilion to do anything. He, Gu Hai, is not sufficient to do that!” The sickly youth smiled coldly.

“Huh?”

“In the end, we cannot rely on them. I’ll do it, then. Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough!” The sickly youth coughed again.

“Wait, look!” the first elder suddenly exclaimed.

“The Great Light Sovereign Deity?” The sickly youth’s eyes suddenly constricted.

The sickly youth saw a black-robed man slowly rising into the sky without the aid of any treasure or golden Go stone.

When this person flew up, the countless cultivators cast him shocked gazes.

“Doesn’t this independent world limit one’s cultivation to the Innate Realm? How is he flying?”

“Who is he?”

“What does he want to do? How can he fly?”

The countless cultivators stared at the black-robed Great Light Sovereign Deity in shock and uncertainty.

Before the three-hundred-meter-long cloud beasts, the Great Light Sovereign Deity appeared minuscule. However, this tiny figure caused the countless cultivators to reveal shocked expressions. After all, even in the outside world, flying like this required one to be a Nascent Soul Realm cultivator, yet this person could fly in this independent world.

Everywhere the Great Light Sovereign Deity went, the cloud beasts made way for him.

This seemed to form a chain reaction. All the cultivators made way for the Great Light Sovereign Deity, allowing him to approach the large ritual array.

Buzz!

The Great Light Sovereign Deity’s figure stopped moving, stopping outside the vast ritual array. A gentle breeze blew, making his black robes shift slightly. Then, he just stood there, looking quietly at the ritual array.

Inside the ritual array, Gu Hai’s expression changed. While he could not see the Great Light Sovereign Deity’s face under the hood, he still sensed a pair of eyes staring at him.

“How did he do it? Aren’t we limited to the Innate Realm?” Chen Tianshan’s expression changed.

“Do as I say. Return to your positions!” Gu Hai said.

“Yes!” Gao Xianzhi answered.

Gao Xianzhi, Chen Tianshan, and Xiaorou controlled their general cloud beasts and quickly scattered, leaving Gu Hai, who controlled his general cloud beast and looked outside coldly.

“Gu Hai? You did pretty well. The Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array?” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said with a smile.

The Great Light Sovereign Deity’s voice was soft, but it strangely reached everyone’s ears, shocking them.

“You are not a Heavenly Go Pavilion disciple? Who are you?” Gu Hai asked gravely.

“If you can survive me, I’ll tell you!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity replied indifferently.

Gu Hai showed a cold expression as he asked, “Does your distinguished self want the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree?”

“The Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree? Ha! I have no interest in that hot potato. I just want to kill you!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity retorted with a faint smile.

Gu Hai’s expression changed as he said, “You want to kill me? I do not know you, right?”

“When I kill, it only depends on my mood. I do not need a reason. Are you ready? I will start soon. Do defend with all your might! Hahahaha!” The Great Light Sovereign Deity guffawed.

Gu Hai’s expression turned cold. “I hope you understand this. My ritual array can drive the laws of this world!”

“If you couldn’t do that, I wouldn’t even have bothered to kill you personally. The Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array? A ritual array? So what? Divine light!” The Great Light Sovereign Deity snorted coldly.

Boom!

Suddenly, ten pillars of azure light shot up from behind the Great Light Sovereign Deity. Each pillar was three kilometers long. The moment the azure light appeared, it immediately dyed half the sky azure.

Boom!

The ten azure light pillars immediately gave off a terrifying aura, causing the surrounding cultivators’ expressions to change dramatically; the cultivators backed off hastily lest they get affected by this aura.

“What are those? Peacock plumes?” The countless cultivators’ expressions suddenly changed.

The shape of the ten azure light pillars looked like the fanned-out tail of a peacock as they soared into the air, radiating a foreboding air.

The three-kilometer-long peacock tail turned the surroundings glacial, a cold mist forming in the air.

Gu Hai’s face sank. Then, he waved. “Soldiers, defend against the enemy!”

“Hoo-ah!” the thousands of soldiers roared together, charging towards the Great Light Sovereign Deity with their weapons upraised. 

“You are quite brave. The azure plumes break all techniques! Break for me!” The Great Light Sovereign Deity waved his hand.

The ten three-kilometer-long peacock plume feathers suddenly swung at the ritual array, swinging at the vast army.

As the peacock plumes swung out, they released a dazzling azure light, dyeing the sky azure and sending azure light rushing at the ritual array.

Boom!

A loud sound rang out, and the ritual array shook intensely. Then, the ten peacock plume feathers swept towards a group of soldiers.

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

The soldiers immediately swung their weapons at the peacock plumes.

Boom!

A loud sound rang out, and the cloudy ritual array shook again. Dozens of soldiers managed to block the peacock plumes for a while before they shattered.

Then, the peacock plumes bounced back.

“Oh? This is indeed somewhat interesting. Hahahahaha! This is more like it!” The Great Light Sovereign Deity’s voice took on a slightly ferocious tone.

Whoosh!

The peacock plume swung like a powerful whip, sweeping across again. However, it seemed even more ferocious this time, the azure light it released looking even more dazzling.

Inside, Gu Hai’s expression changed. Then, he controlled another large group of soldiers to charge over.

Boom!

A loud sound rang out, and the ritual array trembled. Another one hundred soldiers exploded.

“Oh? It looks like that was not sufficient. How about I add more?” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said excitedly.

The Great Light Sovereign Deity put away the scepter in his hand. Then, he waved his left hand. Ten more three-kilometer-long peacock plumes appeared behind him. Then, the first ten peacock plumes moved to his left hand.

At this moment, the Great Light Sovereign Deity seemed to be holding ten peacock plumes in each hand, using them like two bundles of three-kilometer-long whips.

“Break!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity shouted.

Whoosh! Whoosh!

Boom!

The cloudy ritual array shook once more. The two sets of peacock plumes that swept over caused a tremendous impact. Then, they shattered one-tenth of the cloudy ritual array. With this attack, close to one thousand soldiers exploded.

“What?” The surrounding cultivators’ eyes nearly popped out.

That was close to one thousand mounted soldiers, yet that black-robed man finished them off with two whip strikes? Who exactly was this person? To think that he could bring out such might with his personal strength.

How could this be possible? Did this world not limit everyone to the Innate Realm?

“Multiplying endlessly!” Gu Hai shouted as his expression changed.

Boom!

The surrounding clouds quickly reformed, bringing back a large number of soldiers.

“Break!”

Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! 

The Great Light Sovereign Deity swung the peacock plumes at an increasingly faster pace. As he ferociously swung them, they seemed to form an azure storm, continuously destroying the cloudy ritual array.

So what if there is a massive ritual array? When the peacock plume appears, it can break all techniques.

“Multiplying endlessly? Let’s see if you multiply faster or I destroy your ritual array faster. Break!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity shouted.

Boom! 

When the azure light swept over, an earth-shattering sound rang out. The colossal cloudy ritual array was instantly reduced by a fifth of its size.

“Multiplying endlessly!” Gu Hai’s expression changed considerably.

“Still not enough? This time, I already used an even greater force. Again! Hahaha!” laughed the Great Light Sovereign Deity.

“Whoosh!”

The two sets of peacock plumes merged into one. It looked like the Great Light Sovereign Deity wanted to shatter the ritual array completely in one go.

Gu Hai’s expression changed. Is he a madman?

“Gao Xianzhi, you all guard the surroundings!” Gu Hai shouted.

“Neigh!” The horse that Gu Hai’s general cloud beast rode let out a loud whinny as it charged towards the peacock plumes.

Gu Hai’s ferocious general cloud beast held up his halberd and clashed with the peacock plumes. Nearly one thousand soldiers in the surroundings rushed over. Then, they merged into the ferocious general, vanishing. The general cloud beast suddenly quadrupled in size. As he moved, he gave off a foreboding air.

The general cloud beast looked at the approaching peacock plumes and used his halberd to clash with them.

“You are finally coming out to battle? However, it is already too late. The azure plumes break all techniques! Break!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity shouted. Then, an overwhelming killing intent pressed down on Gu Hai.

The general showed a ferocious expression. Then, the halberd in his hand suddenly released a surging, black evil aura, pressing towards the peacock plumes.

“I have the strength to pick up mountains, and my might conquers the world!” the ferocious general bellowed.

When the general cloud beast bellowed, the entire cloudy ritual array shook. It seemed like boundless energy gathered at the halberd as it chopped down on the peacock plumes.

Boom!

A thunderous sound rang out, and overwhelming wind storms blew in all directions. This sent all the nearby cloud beasts flying back. The boom made countless cultivators’ ears ring.

When the massive storm reached the land below, it denuded all the plants.

The halberd and the peacock plumes clashed again. However, neither could defeat the other.

Gu Hai’s face sank.

“None of the people I want to kill have ever survived. I’ll grant you a death through glorious battle. Again! Let’s see how strong your ferocious general can be!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said coldly.

“All techniques break under the azure plumes. Break!”

“I have the strength to pick up mountains, and my might conquers the world! Break!”

Boom!

The ritual array shook. The Great Light Sovereign Deity’s peacock plumes and Gu Hai’s ferocious general cloud beast clashed again. With each clash, a ferocious aura swept out. Neither gave way to the other, the resultant shock waves immediately turning the battlefield chaotic.

However, the Great Light Sovereign Deity seemed to be getting increasingly stronger.

Left without a choice, Gu Hai could only merge more soldiers into the general. The battle could continue only by merging increasingly more soldiers.

Gu Hai showed a ferocious expression, not giving in at all. He understood that this person was a madman. If he gave in, he would die. The various clashes only whetted the Great Light Sovereign Deity’s battle hunger.

Intense shock waves spread out in the sky, eliciting horrified expressions from the countless cultivators.

However, these expressions of horror quickly turned to greed.

The black-robed man had pinned down Gu Hai. Did that mean they could take advantage of the situation to snatch the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree?

Meng Tai, Ninth Young Master, and countless cultivators looked towards the center of the ritual array.

“Again! Use this opportunity to barge into the ritual array!” someone roared.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for June: 13 / 50

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Written by Guan Qi — Watching Chess. Translated by DragonInWhite. Edited by VampireCat.