EIF - Book 01 Chapter 050: Multiplying Endlessly

“Anyone can obtain the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree. Since the Heavenly Go Pavilion does not care about it, all of us have a chance!”

“Why must it be Gu Hai’s?”

“So what if his group of cloud beasts is powerful? We have more people than him!”

“He even wants to destroy the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree. He is not worthy of it. Senior Brothers, Junior Brothers, let’s attack together and break his ritual array!”

“That’s right! Take revenge for my senior brother and break his ritual array!”

“The Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree belongs to whoever snatches it!”

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

Loud shouts suddenly came from the surroundings. Tens of thousands of cloud beasts flying around the periphery then roared and charged at the cloudy ritual array.

“Roar!”

“Roar!”

“Roar!”

The many cloud beasts roared together, looking at least ten times more ferocious than in the previous great battle. A surging group of cloud beasts suddenly charged at the cloudy ritual array.

“Kill!” Many soldiers within the cloudy ritual array bellowed in unison, displaying their murderous intent.

Boom!

The tens of thousands of cloud beasts charged into the cloudy ritual array, and the sound of killing soon came from inside.

The cultivators still watching outside could no longer restrain themselves. They immediately charged in. More and more cultivators charged into the ritual array and started killing.

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

“Roar!”

Rumble…! 

The intense battle in the sky started, causing the ritual array in the sky to churn continuously. However, the world outside could not see into the ritual array, only hear how intense it was inside.

A vast army against tens of thousands of cloud beasts? The two sides promptly clashed in a bitter contest.

Ninth Young Master narrowed his eyes slightly, staring at the battle in the sky.

“Ninth Young Master, the battle in the sky is very intense. With so many cloud beasts, might they immediately break Gu Hai’s ritual array and snatch away the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree?”

“Indeed. Ninth Young Master, what if they injured the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree?”

The group of black-clad men felt anxious.

“Inform everyone to wait for my orders. When more outsiders charge in and cause chaos in the battle, we will enter!” Ninth Young Master said.

“Yes!”

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At a valley somewhere:

Meng Tai watched coldly with the Elite Hall disciples.

“Division Master, are we going to charge in?” one of the Elite Hall disciples asked worriedly.

Meng Tai replied with slightly narrowed eyes, “We can no longer underestimate this Gu Hai. This ritual array should not be that easy to break!”

“But…!”

“No buts. We already suffered before. Have you not learned your lesson? Gu Hai is a shrewd person. Since he dares to put up a big ritual array, he definitely has a way to handle this. All Elite Hall disciples, follow me closely. Don’t attack. Just slowly search for Gu Hai’s weakness with me!” Meng Tai said.

“Yes!” the Elite Hall disciples answered.

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At the summit of a mountain peak:

The Great Light Sovereign Deity held his five-colored scepter and quietly watched the ferocious battle in the sky. A group of black-robed men stood behind him.

“Great Light Sovereign Deity, you have the World-Spying All-Seeing Eyes and can see through the clouds. What is happening in there?” a black-robed man asked.

“What an exquisite ritual array! It looks like this Gu Hai does indeed know how to drive the power of this independent world. Ha! Somewhat interesting!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said with a disparaging smile.

“What about Queen Wa? Is Queen Wa safe?” that black-robed man asked anxiously.

“She is fine. In the end, Queen Wa is too inexperienced in this life!” The Great Light Sovereign Deity said indifferently.

“That’s good!” The group of black-robed men smiled.

“Carry the divine coffin over!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said.

“Yes!”

The group of black-robed men quickly carried the large coffin over. They placed the coffin behind the Great Light Sovereign Deity, then respectfully flanked it on the left and right, looking like they were protecting the coffin.

“Oh? Multiplying endlessly?” The Great Light Sovereign Deity’s eyes suddenly lit up as he looked at the sky.

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Inside the cloudy ritual array:

Boom!

The two sides fought.

Large numbers of cloud beasts poured in, immediately clashing with the vast army. The many cloud beasts appeared incredibly ferocious as they charged at the soldiers, greatly outnumbering them. However, the army’s might was much stronger than people fighting individually.

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

“Kill!”

As the various soldiers roared together, they continuously swung their weapons at the invading cloud beasts.

Boom!

A mounted soldier exploded together with his horse. Then, the cloud beasts behind rushed forward.

Boom!

“Ah!”

An outsider’s cloud beast exploded, and the outsider fell from a great height.

Both sides suffered injuries and deaths. The battle turned increasingly intense and ferocious as both sides fought with all their might.

Stationed in the inside, closest to the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree, Gu Hai, Gao Xianzhi, Chen Tianshan, and Xiaorou controlled the four generals and watched the battles taking place outside that area in the ritual array.

As the vast army attacked the enemies together, the four showed cold gazes.

“Charge! Quick, charge! Gu Hai’s soldiers are decreasing! Quick!”

“Charge over! Gu Hai’s soldiers are decreasing. He has fewer people than us. Charge over!”

“Quick! Quick! Quick! Gu Hai is about to lose! Quick!”

The more the outsiders killed, the redder the outsiders’ eyes turned. They could already see their victory approaching. Although Gu Hai’s soldiers did not retreat, their numbers decreased. This was already sufficient. Everyone charged towards the center, getting increasingly closer to the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree.

“Ah!”

“Ah!”

More people fell from the sky. Fortunately, some people remained below to catch them. Although many fell, none died. This eliminated the worries of the cultivators behind as they charged forward.

“Quick, charge! Gu Hai has already lost most of his vast army. We can reach the front soon! Quick!” the outsiders roared excitedly.

“Charge with me!” Ninth Young Master suddenly charged over with a large group of strong cloud beasts.

The cloud beasts behind Ninth Young Master were among the strongest, looking like a strong new force sweeping through the place, breaking down their enemies as if their enemies were dead branches. When they entered the fray, they killed nearly one hundred soldiers and charged at Gu Hai.

“Gu Hai? Hahahaha! A vast army! Taste our vast army then; see how it feels!” Ninth Young Master controlled his fully recovered nine-headed snake and charged to the very front.

“Charge in! We can chop down Gu Hai soon!” Ninth Young Master roared.

“Roar!” All the cloud beasts roared together.

Gao Xiaozhi, Chen Tianshan, and Xiaorou worriedly looked at Gu Hai, as Ninth Young Master’s force was simply too ferocious. They swept through everywhere they went and looked like they would arrive in front in a while. The three could also sense the bloody stench coming from the nine-headed snake.

Upon seeing Ninth Young Master charging the most ferociously at the front, Gu Hai revealed a trace of a cold smile and said, “Ninth Young Master, don’t you know, the greater one’s hopes, the greater one’s disappointment?”

“Huh?” The face of Ninth Young Master sank.

“Despite being a Heavenly Go Pavilion disciple who has been in this independent world for so many years, your understanding of this world’s laws is actually not even comparable to that of an outsider like me. Ha!” Gu Hai sneered.

“Humph! You are just deceiving us with lies. We will wipe out your army soon. Just watch me consume them, and let’s see what you have to say then!” Ninth Young Master glared.

“Roar!”

The nine-headed snake opened its jaws and roared. Then, eight of its heads swallowed a mounted soldier cloud beast each.

Indeed, the vast army had decreased in number, now less than ten percent of its original numbers. The cloud beasts coming from the outsider grew increasingly ferocious.

However, Gu Hai did not feel any fear. Instead, he revealed a cold smile and said, “Are you even capable of understanding the Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array? So what if my pieces decrease? As long as the Heavenly Dao in this world remains boundless, so will my pieces. Boundless and never-ending, multiplying endlessly!”

Rumble…! 

Suddenly, the ritual array, which the outsiders’ cloud beasts had scattered and smashed, trembled. As it trembled, clouds churned and soared up.

“Neigh!”

“Neigh!”

Horse whinnies came from the clouds. Then, the killed mounted soldiers reappeared before the many cultivators’ incredulous gazes before charging out from the clouds again.

“Kill!”

The vast army was completely restored, back from the dead and multiplying endlessly.

“What?”

“How can this be? They revived?”

“No! Why can they come back to life?! I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it!”

The countless outsiders immediately became trapped in the middle of the vast army. The ones that led the charge were in even more danger than the rest. Previously, they only faced the mounted soldiers in front. Now, the revived soldiers surrounded them.

“With me, we are undefeatable! Kill!”

“Hoo-ah!” the vast army roared as one, quickly commencing another round of intense killing.

Rumble…!

The battle intensified. The red-eyed cultivators were instantly frightened silly.

“No! No! How could it be like this?”

“Quick, leave! Hurry up and leave! Ah!”

“Let me out! Oh no! Ah!”

A series of screams rang out. Cloud beasts exploded one after another. A large number of outsider cultivators fell as they lost their golden Go stones.

People rained down from the sky. The expressions of the people still hesitating outside changed dramatically at this scene.

“What happened?”

“Weren’t they just shouting that they would kill Gu Hai soon?”

“Why did they all fall? Furthermore, they are falling even faster than before!”

“What happened in there?”

Countless cloud beasts hesitated outside, not entering. The expressions of the cultivators on these cloud beasts’ heads changed drastically.

Boom!

Ninth Young Master led his subordinates in fleeing the ritual array. His group of cloud beasts had suffered heavy damage. This time, his nine-headed snake lost three heads, miserably defeated.

“Multiplying endlessly? How can it be multiplying endlessly?” Ninth Young Master fled with an extremely unsightly expression. Victory had been at hand just now. However, the positions of attacker and defender flipped over in the blink of an eye.

Outside, Meng Tai’s eyelids twitched wildly as he demanded, “What happened? Quickly capture a falling cultivator and question him. What happened in there?!”

“Yes!” the Elite Hall disciples answered.

Whoosh!

Many cloud beasts flew around outside the ritual array. However, the tens of thousands of cloud beasts no longer dared to enter.

The area within the cloudy ritual array was a death zone.

Indeed, many people managed to flee. However, some people failed, torn apart in the battle inside.

Everyone looked at the cloudy ritual array with unsightly expressions.

The intense battle came to an end for now. Countless people felt uncertain.

Inside, Gao Xiaozhi, Chen Tianshan, and Xiaorou all appeared excited.

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At a distant mountain summit:

The Great Light Sovereign Deity held his scepter and said, “Multiplying endlessly? This is starting to get interesting!”

“Great Light Sovereign Deity, you said that the vast army revived in there? In that case, isn’t Gu Hai undefeatable?” a black-robed man said in shock.

“Undefeatable? Not necessarily. The Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array? Interesting. I have not met with this sort of ritual array in a long time already. You all, prepare the divine coffin to receive Queen Wa. Let me try breaking this. It is unfortunate for this Gu Hai. It is not that I want to kill you. However, you got involved with Queen Wa. Anyone who has a connection with Queen Wa must die!” the Great Light Sovereign Deity said coldly.

Whoosh!

The Great Light Sovereign Deity stepped into the air and hovered there.

He did not use a cloud beast or any treasure. Instead, it seemed like this world did not limit him as he slowly floated higher.

One person seemed incomparably insignificant before the three-hundred-meter-long clouds beasts. However, one such person floated up at this moment. Nevertheless, the people who saw him revealed shocked expressions.

As the Great Light Sovereign Deity rose slowly, he eventually arrived at the Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array.

It seemed like he wanted to break the vast army by himself.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

This one is to make up for the forgotten chapters on monday.

Chapters for June: 12 / 50

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