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EIF - Book 01 Chapter 059: Plotting the Departure

“Senior Unborn Man, do come with us,” Gu Hai said as he looked at the Unborn Man in anticipation.

However, the Unborn Man looked at the hairpin quietly, ignoring everything else. Everyone waited patiently for the Unborn Man.

After a while, the Unborn Man shook his head and said, “There’s no need. You cannot take the path that I will take!”

“Huh?” Gu Hai looked at the Unborn Man in confusion.

After taking a deep breath, the Unborn Man turned his head to look at the first elder.

“First Elder, I have done enough for the Heavenly Go Pavilion in the past eight centuries. However, that cannot compare to what I lost. The lass cannot die for nothing. No one is allowed to kill her! I have to leave!” the Unborn Man said, his voices suffused with a chilly murderous intent.

The first elder remained silent for a while before letting out a long sigh. “That’s fine. You have already done enough for my Heavenly Go Pavilion all these years. I will do my best to give you what you need!”

“There’s no need.” The Unborn Man shook his head.

As the Unborn Man shook his head, the space in front trembled.

Buzz!

A ripple seemed to appear and spread out. Then, it immediately formed a strong force.

Rumble…! 

The countless cultivators immediately made way in the face of this strong force.

The Unborn Man stepped forward into the space within the ripples. Then, he vanished.

The space slowly recovered its previous calm, returning to how it originally was. However, the Unborn Man was now missing.

If not for the surrounding withered plants and dead aged animals, it would seem like the Unborn Man never appeared at all.

“How did he do that?” Gu Hai looked at Chen Tianshan, feeling shocked.

Chen Tianshan smiled bitterly as he shook his head, indicating that he did not know, either. The Unborn Man just strangely disappeared?

Rumble…! 

Gu Hai left the sky. Then, Ninth Young Master led many Heavenly Go Pavilion disciples to occupy the sky, capturing the area around the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree.

“First Elder, sorry for today’s offense. Goodbye!” Gu Hai said.

The black-clad first elder remained silent. After staring at Gu Hai for a while, he took a deep breath. In the end, he did not pursue anything.

Whoosh!

Gu Hai controlled his vast army and immediately flew to a forest.

Countless cultivators looked in that direction.

Bang!

When Gu Hai’s group reached the forest, the boundless clouds and vast army suddenly vanished as the group hid in the forest.

The three quickly traveled through the forest. With the trees blocking the view, others found it challenging to locate the three. Of course, no one dared to search for them at this moment.

“Division Master, are we not leaving? What else are we searching for?” Chen Tianshan asked out of curiosity.

“We can’t leave.” Gu Hai shook his head.

“Ah?” Chen Tianshan still felt confused.

“When Division Master asked to leave with the Unborn Man earlier, he wanted to use the Unborn Man’s influence for protection. However, the Unborn Man vanished mysteriously, so we can only leave on our own. However, do you think we can leave now?” Gao Xianzhi shook his head.

“You mean that there are already people waiting to trap us?” Chen Tianshan’s expression changed.

“That’s right. We caused too big a commotion earlier. Be it the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach in the division master’s hand or the countless deaths from the massive battle with the vast army from earlier, those people are bound to try and take revenge, right? While in the Innate Puzzle World, the division master has his vast army. No one can do anything to us. However, what happens after we leave the Innate Puzzle World?” Gao Xianzhi explained.

Chen Tianshan’s eyelids twitched continuously.

Indeed, a horde of cultivators had rushed to the Innate Puzzle World’s exit earlier. Now, cultivators filled that place, waiting for Gu Hai’s group to deliver itself to them so they could take revenge.

“However, it’s good that we completed our mission!” Gu Hai smiled.

“Division Master, I found this when I captured Meng Tai earlier!” Gao Xianzhi extended his hand and proffered a medallion.

This medallion looked very similar to Gu Hai’s Water Division Master authority token but with the picture of a stone instead of a waterdrop.

The Earth Division Master authority token?” Chen Tianshan’s eyes lit up.

Gu Hai nodded and received it.

Gao Xianzhi was a sharp person. With an order from Gu Hai, he had guessed Gu Hai’s intentions behind the order. This greatly satisfied Gu Hai.

“Meng Tai already died. You should be able to access the compressed space in this authority token now,” Chen Tianshan said with some anticipation.

Gu Hai dripped a drop of blood on the authority token and immediately sensed another small space of about thirty-three square meters.

There were one hundred superior-grade spirit stones and a few hundred inferior-grade spirit stones in that space. There were also large amounts of medicinal pills stored in bottles, some herbs, and some miscellaneous items.

Gu Hai quickly transferred most of the things to his Water Division Master’s authority token.

Bang!

Gu Hai used his Veritable Energy to wipe his blood from the authority token.

“Gao Xianzhi, use this authority token for now. I did not take all of the items in it. There are ten superior-grade spirit stones for you inside. Use them first.” Gu Hai handed the authority token to Gao Xianzhi.

“Yes. Thank you, Division Master!” Gao Xianzhi said excitedly.

Some envy flashed in Chen Tianshan’s eyes.

“Chen Tianshan, here are ten superior-grade spirit stones. Use them for now. Thank you for your efforts earlier.” Gu Hai handed over ten spirit stones.

“Thank you, Division Master!” Chen Tianshan accepted the spirit stones happily.

“Division Master, how are we going to get out now?” Gao Xianzhi asked worriedly.

“There’s no rush. Let’s wait for another two days.” Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly as he stared at the large number of cloud beasts in the sky.

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Indeed, many cultivators were waiting outside the Innate Puzzle World.

“Gu Hai and the others are coming out soon. Keep a close watch!”

“Humph! He caused my junior brother and senior brother to fall from the sky. While I managed to catch my senior brother, my junior brother broke his leg. I have to take revenge for them.”

“Revenge my ass. I think you just want the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach, right?”

“So what? Aren’t you doing the same?”

“No matter what, that Gu Hai can forget about running!”

Close to a thousand cultivators surrounded the Innate Puzzle World’s exit outside.

Furthermore, whenever a person came out, a group of people would swarm over and carefully check them, making sure they were not Gu Hai, Chen Tianshan, or Gao Xianzhi.

Gu Hai, you are very incredible in the Innate Puzzle World. However, what about when you come out? We have already recovered our cultivations, what can you do to us? Furthermore, the cloud beasts will be useless after you come out. Gu Hai, what else do you have to rely on?

Many cultivators monitored the entrance, waiting for Gu Hai’s group to come out.

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At this moment, in a mountain cave in the Innate Puzzle World:

Chen Tianshan and Gao Xianzhi watched as Gu Hai took out a large number of spirit stones and placed them in a pit within a pool of water.

“Division Master, you are…?” Chen Tianshan prompted, feeling confused.

“Do you recall the spirit spring that we soaked in not long ago?” Gu Hai started explaining.

“Yes, of course, I remember. Wasn’t that the boundless Spiritual Energy gathered by the ritual array in Old Mister Guan Qi’s treasure?” Chen Tianshan asked, still feeling confused.

“This is that ritual array!” Gu Hai said.

“Oh?” Chen Tianshan’s eyes lit up.

“I don’t have one year to wait for the ritual array to gather Spiritual Energy, so I’ll use spirit stones as a substitute. I’m going to try using the Spiritual Energy in the spirit stones,” Gu Hai said.

“Many thanks, Division Master!” the two immediately said excitedly.

The ritual array to create a spirit spring? To think that the division master is willing to show us the ritual array!

The two memorized the layout of the ritual array.

After Gu Hai finished laying everything out, he slowly sat within the ritual array and released Veritable Energy from his hand.

Boom!

Suddenly, Spiritual Energy surged from the pool.

“It’s out! There’s Spiritual Energy coming out!” Chen Tianshan exclaimed excitedly.

Buzz!

A large amount of Spiritual Energy rushed into Gu Hai’s body.

“Let’s try it together,” Gu Hai said.

“Yes!”

The other two joined him in the pool.

Rumble…! A vast amount of Spiritual Energy rushed into the three’s bodies.

At the same time, a lot of Spiritual Energy dissipated slowly. After all, this was not the treasure Old Mister Guan Qi left behind, so it could not lock down on the Spiritual Energy.

After the three entered the pool, they sat there for two days.

Boom! Boom!

Chen Tianshan aside, Gao Xianzhi and Gu Hai made breakthroughs.

“The Innate Realm’s fifth layer!” Gu Hai clenched his fist as his eyes lit up.

Gao Xianzhi and Chen Tianshan also woke up, as the pool’s Spiritual Energy had already emptied.

Chen Tianshan’s face turned stiff as he said, “There were forty-nine superior-grade spirit stones and one hundred inferior-grade spirit stones. Yet, they’re all gone after one day.”

“Is it not enough?” Gu Hai smiled.

“This…this is too wasteful. We used so many spirit stones in our earlier cultivation. I could cultivate for a long time with that many. However, this ritual array did not seem to have that much of an effect.” Chen Tianshan smiled bitterly. 

“However, it was extremely useful to me!” Gu Hai smiled.

Gu Hai used half the spirit stones that Meng Tai left behind.

Gu Hai did not care much for spirit stones, as they were like money. He had already become indifferent to money long ago, so it could not hold his attention.

What was money? It was a tool—a tool to make one stronger.

Since Gu Hai became stronger, this expenditure was worth it.

“Division Master, should we go again?” Gao Xianzhi asked with some anticipation.

“Again? This is just being a spendthrift.” Chen Tianshan smiled bitterly.

When thinking about being a spendthrift, he recalled that he had been the same. He had consumed the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach in one bite earlier.

“No. We need the remaining spirit stones to open the way for us and send us back to Nine-Five Island.”

“Oh?” Gao Xianzhi’s eyes lit up.

“Send us back to Nine-Five Island? With spirit stones? How? Are we going to hire the people who are lying in wait for us?” Chen Tianshan asked, feeling confused.

“That’s right. We’ll get the people waiting to ambush us to send us back to Nine-Five Island!” Gu Hai smiled.

“How can that be possible? Division Master, we set ourselves against the world earlier. They hate us to death. Although there are a lot of spirit stones, they have even more people. We can’t bribe them. Furthermore, Division Master still has a Century Lifespan Immortality Peach. They want to rob us blind. Why would they send us back to Nine-Five Island? It would already be very good if they don’t kill us. I guess that at least ten thousand people are waiting for us at the exit.” Chen Tianshan smiled bitterly.

“Since I said that they would send us back to Nine-Five Island, they will.” Confidence flashed in Gu Hai’s eyes.

Chen Tianshan still appeared confused, unable to figure it out.

However, Gao Xianzhi trusted Gu Hai. “Division Master, what should we do?”

“If only ten thousand people are lying in wait for us, it will not be enough. So, the first step is to make even more people wait for us. The more, the better. The more people there are, the safer we will be,” Gu Hai said with certainty.

“Alright.” Chen Tianshan rolled his eyes as he looked at Gu Hai. He dearly wanted to feel Gu Hai’s forehead to check for a fever.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for June: 21 / 50

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