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EIF - Book 03 Chapter 044: A Sky Full of Bronze Statues Chasing Gu Hai

Boom!

The shock waves from the bronze statues’ attacks kicked up towering waves in the entire sea region.

All the cultivators that rushed over showed horrified expressions. They did not dare to get close, only watching from afar.

Whoosh! Whoosh!

Suddenly, two flying ships flew out of the ritual array in the center of the waves.

These were Venerable Liu Nian’s and Fairy Waner’s flying ships.

Whoosh!

The two flying ships quickly left the ritual array, flying towards the distant crowd.

“Is that Fairy Waner?”

“It’s that demon woman? Wasn’t she chasing Ensnaring Performance’s soul earlier?”

“Isn’t her music Dao very incredible? Did she catch Ensnaring Performance’s soul?”

Countless cultivators looked at Fairy Waner and discussed with anticipation.

The surroundings were too noisy, and the cultivators also spoke loudly. Naturally, Fairy Waner heard everything, given her extraordinary hearing.

“Humph!” Fairy Waner let out a cold snort, feeling depressed.

Boom!

Just at this moment, the distant ritual array exploded. The vast seawater got blasted up again.

Whoosh!

Another flying ship shot out of the ritual array.

It was Gu Hai. He controlled the flying ship with one hand and held a wide-eyed yellow fairy with the other.

“Look! It’s Gu Hai! Master Gu!”

“It really is Master Gu. Look at Master Gu’s hand. Is that Ensnaring Performance’s soul?”

“So, Master Gu obtained it?”

“Master Gu’s music Dao artistic conception is indeed incredible!”

“That demon woman wants to compete with Master Gu? In her dreams!”

“Indeed, that demon woman cannot possibly compare to Master Gu’s music Dao artistic conception. To think that she wanted to use despicable means to obstruct him. What a joke!”

“Before absolute strength, all schemes are just jokes. No matter what lies that demon woman makes, it will be useless. Master Gu is more incredible than her, and that is a fact.”

Countless cultivators criticized Fairy Waner with looks of certainty on their faces.

The anger that Fairy Waner just managed to suppress burst out again.

“Gu Hai, you fraud! It’s not over between us!” Fairy Waner roared, feeling even more wronged than before.

However, Gu Hai had already flown far away by now.

Holding the yellow fairy, Gu Hai sped off on the flying ship.

The yellow fairy stared into the distance, urging, “My precious, fly faster. Faster. My life is very precious. Faster, go faster!”

“Shut up!” Gu Hai said coldly with a dark expression.

Boom!

Suddenly, everyone saw many bronze statues break out of the sea and shoot towards Gu Hai’s flying ship like fired cannonballs.

Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!

One million cannonballs blasting Gu Hai’s flying ship?

That scene instantly made the chatting cultivators goggle.

“What are those? Zither puppets?”

“Bronze zither puppets?”

“They are moving so fast?”

“You must be joking. Are those peak Nascent Soul Realm zither puppets?”

“There are hundreds of thousands of them, right? That’s not right; it’s probably a million?”

An uproar immediately broke out among the countless zitherists. These people all cultivated the music Dao. Naturally, they had heard of zither puppets.

All of them revealed horrified expressions at such a large number.

Boom!

One million zither puppets covered the sky as they chased after Gu Hai.

Previously, they were just fairies, about the size of a thumb. Now, they had all taken puppets. The zither puppets showed ferocious expressions as they held up bronze weapons and moved extremely quickly.

Whoosh! Whoosh!

Although Gu Hai rode on a flying ship, he was only slightly faster. However, there were one million bronze statues.

If Gu Hai flew in a straight line, he could slowly increase the distance between them. However, there was a barrier around this Silver Moon Sea.

Soon, Gu Hai reached the barrier.

“Break!”

The Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal pressed down.

Boom!

The barrier shook, but it did not break.

“What?” Gu Hai’s expression changed.

The Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal was Gu Hai’s most powerful tool. To think that it could not break this barrier.

While the barrier shook, it did not break in the end. Perhaps it might break after a few tries. However, the nearest bronze statues were already approaching.

“Let’s go!” Gu Hai’s expression changed. He put away the Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal and turned the flying ship, quickly leaving.

Whoosh!

No sooner had the flying ship left than hundreds of bronze statues arrived.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Hundreds of bronze statues crashed into the barrier, shaking it. Then, they turned and continued pursuing Gu Hai.

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Above the Silver Moon Sea:

As Gu Hai flew in the sky, he looked around. There were bronze statues everywhere. They were invulnerable and moved extraordinarily fast as they charged ferociously towards him.

The flying ship moved through the gaps between the bronze statues.

When Ensnaring Performance’s soul saw the dense pack of bronze statues, it felt stupefied.

“Don’t go there! That place is filled with bronze statues. Ah! Ah! You will be the death of me. Father, Mother, save me! Huh? I think I don’t have parents. I learned from those people and let it slip. Oh, heavens! How can I not have parents? Who will save me? I don’t even have a person’s name to call out to save me. What a miserable fate I have!” Ensnaring Performance’s soul shouted in horror.

“Shut up!” Gu Hai shouted, his head aching.

However, the yellow fairy continued shouting.

Gu Hai showed a ferocious expression as he controlled the flying ship to crash into a large group of bronze statues. There was no other way; they were surrounded.

Boom!

The flying ship rammed fifteen bronze statues and flew out of the gap between the bronze statues.

“Crash into those bastards! Great! We escaped!” the yellow fairy suddenly shouted excitedly.

Whoosh!

Gu Hai’s flying ship flew across the Silver Moon Sea again.

Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!

The bronze statues gave relentless chase, following in his wake.

Gu Hai smiled bitterly as he dodged the bronze statues. Why does this scene feel like a squadron of fighter jets chasing after me?

Ah! Wait! It’s not a squadron, but one million fighter jets chasing after me. How long can I last?

When the flying ship reached Silver Moon Island, nearly a thousand bronze statues waiting there immediately charged over.

Whoosh!

Gu Hai’s flying ship quickly flew past them.

A large-scale, ferocious aerial pursuit ensued in the sky above the Silver Moon Sea.

Nearly all the cultivators looked up, including the zitherists.

“Is that Master Gu? This is too ferocious. If these bronze statues were chasing me, my knees would have gone weak with fear long ago!”

“The bronze statues are very incredible. Earlier, I saw Master Gu fly close to a small island. Then, a bronze statue exploded that island with one punch.”

The countless cultivators felt torn between worrying for Gu Hai and envying him for catching Ensnaring Performance’s soul. Perhaps they were not sure what they felt. They only knew that this might be the only chance in their lives to see such a scene.

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On Venerable Liu Nian’s flying ship:

Long Wanqing bit on her lips in worry.

“Venerable, is there any way to help Gu Hai?” Long Wanqing asked anxiously.

Venerable Liu Nian bitterly shook his head and replied, “There’s no way for us to help. Only Gu Hai can save himself and only if he lets go of Ensnaring Performance’s soul.”

Long Wanqing still appeared incredibly worried.

“Hall Master, I think what Gu Hai said earlier makes sense. Now that the bronze statues are exposed, perhaps City Lord He no longer needs to hide what he knows. Let’s quickly go and find City Lord He,” Venerable Liu Nian suggested.

“Alright!” Long Wanqing nodded.

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On an island in the Silver Moon Sea:

When He Shikang saw the sky full of bronze statues, he staggered.

“Hahahahaha! Bronze statues? Gu Hai released them? It looks like they can no longer be hidden. No longer! Hahahaha!” He Shikang’s eyes were dark with bitter despair.

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The water churned for quite a while after the bronze statues exploded the ritual array. After the sea slowly calmed down, the three pyramid-formation islands came into view once again.

“Milord, there is a small ritual array that Gu Hai laid on one of the islands, with six thousand sealed soldiers in there,” someone reported.

Leading a large group of gray-clad men, Sima Changkong quickly flew over.

“Seal off this sea region. Do not permit others to enter. If need be, show your identity token,” Sima Changkong ordered.

“Yes!”

Then, Sima Changkong’s men freed the six thousand soldiers on that island.

“Interrogate them!” Sima Changkong looked at these six thousand soldiers coldly.

“We’ll speak. There’s no need to interrogate us. The city lord ordered us to do this. It was He Shikang, City Lord He!” one of the soldiers immediately shouted.

Clearly, the soldiers still thought Gu Hai was He Shikang’s man, believing that He Shikang sent Gu Hai to silence them.

“I’ll speak! I’ll speak! There are dragons at the bottom of the sea. They are sin dragons!”

“I’ll speak! I’ll tell you everything. I’m innocent. He Shikang tricked us!”

The soldiers rushed to tell Sima Changkong everything they knew.

Sima Changkong looked at everyone in confusion. Previously, investigating this was extremely difficult. Why are things moving so smoothly now?

“You fellows take charge of questioning them. Take detailed records and make a summary. Some of you, follow me to the bottom of the sea,” Sima Changkong said.

“Yes!”

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On Silver Moon Island:

When the manor lord saw the sky full of bronze statues, he revealed a faint smile. “Excellent! Excellent zither puppets. Excellent! Teacher Yinyue, your zither puppets are incredible. This disciple is incapable, unable to manage the Silver Moon Mountain Manor well. I have embarrassed you!”

As the manor lord spoke, he turned increasingly lethargic, and his eyelids drooped. It seemed like the manor lord could not last much longer.

At the side, Yun Mo’s expression changed.

“Are you all ready? Hurry!” Yun Mo shouted to the disciples on the island.

The Silver Moon Mountain Manor disciples’ expressions turned solemn as they said, “Young Manor Lord, we are all ready. We just await your command!”

Yun Mo’s expression turned solemn, and all the Silver Moon Mountain Manor disciples looked at him.

“Everyone, I am going to do something that goes against the Silver Moon Mountain Manor’s rules today. From today on, my Silver Moon Mountain Manor might become enemies with the world. However, I have to do it. We might become enemies with the world, but I do not regret it. If I don’t do it, I will regret it for life. If you do not want to join me in this, leave immediately. I will not blame you!” Yun Mo said after taking a deep breath.

“I am willing to bear a bad reputation to save the manor lord!”

“The manor lord saved my life. What is a little bad reputation if the manor lord can live on?”

“Young Manor Lord, don’t hesitate anymore. Hurry! The manor lord is already at his limit!”

“We are not leaving!”

The Silver Moon Mountain Manor disciples cried out.

Yun Mo saw the Silver Moon Mountain Manor disciples’ support, and determination flashed in his eyes.

Then, Yun Mo turned his head to look around the Silver Moon Sea, showing a ferocious expression. “Zitherists, sorry for the offense!”

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for September: 32 / 50

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