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EIF - Book 03 Chapter 032: Mu Chenfeng’s Disappointment

“Roar!”

The red dragon roared excitedly. Now that it had dragged the flying ship into the sea, the flying ship would be useless.

Long Wanqing’s and Mu Chenfeng’s expressions changed.

“Wood Origin! Break!”

A wooden staff suddenly appeared in Mu Chenfeng’s hands. Then, it extended, and a tall tree grew out of it and rammed a white dragon.

Boom! The tree happened to crash into the white dragon’s mouth.

“Ouch! Ouch!” 

The white dragon cried out loudly in pain as it turned its head and swiped its claws.

Rumble…!

The white dragon ripped the tall tree into shreds in the blink of an eye.

“Roar!”

As the white dragon roared, it clawed at the flying ship’s ritual arrays, facing Mu Chenfeng with a ferocious expression.

Mu Chenfeng’s expression changed. “Oh no! These dragons are in the Third Nascent Soul Stage! They’re even more powerful than me!”

The Third Nascent Soul Stage meant that these dragons had already formed three nascent souls, possessing a strength comparable to that of Yao Zhengtian, the baxia Gu Hai met in the Thousand Islands Sea.

“Chop!” Long Wanqing swung her sword down.

Boom!

Long Wanqing’s attack struck the red dragon. Then, it roared and bit down, biting Long Wanqing’s sword and preventing her from pulling it back.

“Gu Hai, quickly make your move!” Long Wanqing cried out anxiously.

Mu Chenfeng appeared close to tears as he said, “It’s useless. Gu Hai is only in the Golden Core Realm. These dragons are in the Third Nascent Soul Stage, even stronger than me. It’s over! It’s over! What should we do?! Ah! More dragons are swimming over! No! How could it turn out like this?!”

“Shangguan Hen, go help the hall master’s servants pilot the flying ship. Prepare to charge out!” Gu Hai shouted.

“Yes!” Shangguan Hen immediately rushed away.

“Ah!” Long Wanqing cried out as her sword shattered.

“Gu Hai, hurry!” Long Wanqing urged anxiously.

Me Chenfeng felt incredibly depressed. “He is only a Golden Core Realm cultivator. What can he do?!”

Mu Chenfeng revealed an expression of despair, not believing that Gu Hai would have an impact. Then, he saw Gu Hai take out a black seal.

“Suppress,” Gu Hai called out softly.

The Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal suddenly flew out and enlarged, turning into a small mountain barreling towards the blue dragon biting the ritual arrays.

“Roar!”

The blue dragon revealed a disdainful roar. The blue dragon had heard it clearly. This is only a Golden Core Realm cultivator. To think that this Golden Core Realm brat dares to behave so recklessly before me!

Boom!

A loud sound rang out.

The blue dragon instantly went limp.

The eyes of the other two gigantic dragons and Mu Chenfeng nearly popped out, as the large black seal had crushed the blue dragon’s head into a paste.

“What?” Mu Chenfeng appeared incredulous.

Even I felt helpless against this huge dragon, yet Gu Hai crushed it to death with a rock?

The red dragon and the white dragon stared wide-eyed at this scene in disbelief.

“What’s going on?” the red dragon exclaimed while goggling.

“Little Blue, that fool! To think that he did not use any techniques, using his head to clash head-on with that rock. He must have gone mad. That is an enchanted treasure!” the white dragon shouted while goggling.

“Let’s go!” Shangguan Hen shouted.

Boom!

While the two dragons were stunned, the flying ship broke out of the encirclement and shot away.

“Where do you think you are going? Do you think you can outrun us in the sea?!”

“To think that you are thinking of running after killing Little Blue? Roar!”

The two dragons immediately rushed over while roaring.

“Suppress!” Gu Hai shouted coldly.

The Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal flew out again, turning into a large mountain as it crashed towards the red dragon.

“Roar!”

The red dragon roared ferociously, its entire body releasing a red light. As its energy filled its body, it charged at the Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal.

Boom!

A loud sound rang out. The massive impact kicked up towering waves. With energy infused into its body, the red dragon’s head survived the impact. However, the Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal’s force was too great in the end.

“Roar!”

A dragon roar suddenly came from the Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal.

Boom!

The suppressive force increased. The power of a dragon vein was not something an insignificant dragon’s could compare to. Even the weakest dragon vein surpassed the dragons.

The massive force instantly crushed the red dragon’s energy barrier.

Crack!

The red dragon’s horns broke.

Blargh!

The red dragon vomited a mouthful of blood as it retreated in horror.

Boom!

Then, the Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal knocked the red dragon and white dragon back.

Whoosh!

Gu Hai withdrew the Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal as the flying ship broke out of the sea.

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Dark clouds covered the sky as Venerable Liu Nian battled Gui Mian nearby.

“You bastards!” Gui Mian immediately showed rage in its eyes when it saw the flying ship fleeing.

“Hahaha! Quickly leave!” Venerable Liu Nian finally relaxed.

Whoosh!

The flying ship shot into the distance.

“Roar!”

Five gigantic dragons suddenly charged out of the sea.

Underwater, the flying ship could not outswim the dragons. However, it moved astonishingly fast in the sky, flying to the horizon in the blink of an eye.

“Roar!”

“Roar!”

“Roar!”

A string of dragon roars rang out, betraying upset amid rage.

The dragons could not catch up to the flying ship, so they turned around and headed for Venerable Liu Nian.

Gu Hai’s group quickly left, not lingering.

They left the Silver Moon Sea behind after a while, going to a mountain back on land. This was a place that they had previously agreed to meet up at if anything happened.

Long Wanqing appeared anxious as she looked at the distant sea.

Gu Hai showed a grave expression. Shangguan Hen stood at the side while Long Wanqing’s three servants stood behind.

Mu Chenfeng looked at Gu Hai in confusion.

Is this Gu Hai really a Golden Core Realm cultivator? What was that earlier? It was so terrifying.

Also, why are there so many ferocious sin dragons in the Silver Moon Sea? Those dragons simply indiscriminately killed anyone who approached. Why is the zither bestowal event being held there?

Mu Chenfeng showed an extremely unsightly expression as he entered deep thought.

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Four hours later:

Whoosh!

Suddenly, a figure shot over from a distance.

Whoosh!

It was Venerable Liu Nian returning. However, he appeared to be in a sorry state. There was some blood on him and a cut on his face.

“Venerable, are you alright?” Long Wanqing asked worriedly.

Venerable Liu Nian smiled bitterly and replied, “I’m fine. The blood on me is not mine but a red dragon’s. I only suffered some light injuries to my face. Gui Mian is very powerful; he actually already formed five nascent souls. Furthermore, we were at sea. If not for a secret technique, I might have died there.”

“It’s good that you are fine,” Gu Hai said with a slight frown.

“How could it be like this? Are these sin dragons mad? To think that they even attacked us?” Mu Chenfeng said worriedly.

“Perhaps there is something valuable or important under the sea.” Gu Hai frowned.

“Why did the manor lord choose to hold the zither bestowal event in the Silver Moon Sea? Going by what you are saying, there should be many sin dragons in the sea?” Mu Chenfeng said in confusion.

“At least fifty,” Long Wanqing said with certainty.

“Ah? How does Hall Master know?” Mu Chenfeng exclaimed.

“Because we met them not long ago,” Long Wanqing explained.

Mu Chenfeng: “…”

“What should we do if the dragons charge over during the zither bestowal event?” Mu Chenfeng asked blankly.

Everyone remained silent.

“Since it’s so dangerous…since it’s so dangerous, I won’t be participating. I won’t participate in the zither bestowal event!” Mu Chenfeng suddenly said with an upset expression. 

“Oh?”

“Don’t tell me you still want to participate? You are just seeking death! Those are sin dragons!” Mu Chenfeng glared at everyone.

“I need to find my mother’s murderer. I have to go,” Long Wanqing said resolutely.

After all, they already found the clue that was City Lord He. The zither bestowal event might be their only opportunity to communicate properly with him.

“However, Hall Master…it is too dangerous. There are fifty dragons, and they do not care about your identity!” Mu Chenfeng said anxiously.

Long Wanqing shook her head. “It’s fine. We will be careful. Division Master Mu, will you come with us?”

Mu Chenfeng: “…”

After some silence, Mu Chenfeng shook his head and said, “No, Hall Master, I won’t be participating. I’ll wait for you in the city. This Silver Moon Sea is too dangerous.”

Long Wanqing frowned. After that, she showed a bitter smile and said, “Since that is the case, never mind, then. I’ll go with the venerable.”

Mu Chenfeng did not say anything.

“Gu Hai, what about you?” Long Wanqing looked at Gu Hai.

Gu Hai looked at Shangguan Hen and smiled faintly. “How can I not go? The snake head that I need is there.”

“Snake head? Gu Hai, you still want that snake head?” Mu Chenfeng exclaimed as he looked at Gu Hai.

Is Gu Hai looking for trouble? Even though that imperial seal saved us earlier, it was a close call. Furthermore, there were only three dragons. Despite dozens of dragons in the sea, Gu Hai still wants to barge in?”

“Division Master Mu, since you are not going, will you still need that event invitation?” Gu Hai looked at Mu Chenfeng.

Mu Chenfeng’s expression stiffened, but he eventually took out the event invitation. As he held the event invitation, he appeared reluctant. This was something that he could not obtain even after putting in a lot of effort, yet Gu Hai just casually gave it away. Now that he had an event invitation, he had to give it up because of his cowardice?

“Haha! Never mind. My music Dao is not very impressive. Even if I went, I would just play second fiddle. Take it!” Mu Chenfeng handed over the event invitation but felt disappointment in his heart.

It was not just because he lost the event invitation, but more because he shrank back. It felt like he had left this circle of people.

No one said anything, but Mu Chenfeng felt an indescribable disappointment.

Gu Hai received the event invitation and handed it to Shangguan Hen.

“Huh? Gu Hai, if you give that to Shangguan Hen, what about you? The manor lord gave you two event invitations. You gave one to Venerable Liu Nian and one to me. Now, you don’t have any, right?” Long Wanqing said worriedly.

Gu Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry. It will be fine as long as you can go in. As for me…I think that the Silver Moon Mountain Manor’s people should recognize me. The manor lord personally sent the young manor lord to deliver two event invitations to me. I believe that I can enter even without an event invitation.” 

“Huh? Alright.” Everyone nodded.

“Your Majesty, the soldiers on the three islands might not be a problem, as they do not have high cultivations. However, there is a group of dragons guarding the bottom of the sea. How are we going to approach this?” Shangguan Hen said somewhat worriedly.

“They are standing guard at the bottom of the sea? Then, we should think of a way to fish them out. Take it slow. There will be a way,” Gu Hai said after a deep breath.

“Fish them out? Do you think that you are just fishing? To think that you want to hook these dragons? Gu Hai, have you gone mad?” Mu Chenfeng looked at Gu Hai in confusion.

Gu Hai smiled faintly without explaining. He had an idea in his heart, but he could not explain it now.

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