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EIF - Book 03 Chapter 061: Dragon Fixing Ritual Array

Love Flower Valley:

Many treants gathered under the largest love flower tree at the center, appearing anxious.

Granny Qing Hua, Huangfu Chaoge, Gu Hai, and Long Wanqing walked out of the tree hole, frowning as they looked to the north of the Thorny Ritual Array. Bellows of soldiers came from the north.

“Granny Qing Hua, Duke Lu Yang is here! Open up the Love Flower Valley and hand over Huangfu Chaoge! Otherwise, we will level Love Flower Valley and destroy your race!”

The shouting came from outside the ritual array while a tyrannical air spread out.

“Granny, I saw one hundred flying ships outside the ritual array earlier. Each flying ship carried more than ten thousand soldiers. This means there are at least one million soldiers. Furthermore, there are hundreds of gigantic dragons, thousands of flood dragons, and thousands of baxias surrounding my Love Flower Valley. Duke Lu Yang personally led his army here. What should we do?” one of the love flower treants said in horror.

“A calamity. This is the calamity?” Granny Qing Hua said with an unsightly expression.

“Duke Lu Yang came to know of my arrival here so quickly. Did someone leak my location?” Huangfu Chaoge asked sullenly.

After that, Huangfu Chaoge frowned as he looked at Granny Qing Hua.

Granny Qing Hua frowned as she looked at the treants. Then, she shook her head and said, “It can’t be my tribe.”

“It can’t be my people, either. Aside from the Foundation Rock Deity, no one knows that I’m here,” Huangfu Chaoge said.

Then the two looked at Gu Hai and Long Wanqing.

“We also just came to know that Mister Huangfu had arrived.” Long Wanqing frowned.

Gu Hai did not say a thing. Instead, he looked in the Xiaoyue Secondary Residence’s direction. He had a guess—but only a guess—so he did not say it.

Boom!

Suddenly, a loud sound came from the east of the Thorny Ritual Array.

“Oh no! Granny, the flood dragons and baxias broke the Thorny Ritual Array at the east. There are many flood dragons and baxias. What should we do?” a treant in the distance cried out in alarm.

“Flood dragons? Baxias?” Gu Hai felt slightly startled.

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At the east of the Thorny Ritual Array, one hundred gigantic dragons took the lead, commanding thousands of baxias and flood dragons. The leader of these gigantic dragons was the one-eyed dragon that Gu Hai’s group met at the border not long ago, Gui Mian’s uncle, Liao Ya.

Liao Ya looked at the Thorny Ritual Array and said coldly, “All sub-dragons, listen up. The crown prince said that this is the weak spot of the Thorny Ritual Array. The Thorny Ritual Array has firm and deep roots, but the area around the sea will not have many roots in the ground; most of them are exposed. Right now, Huangfu Chaoge does not have any blessings to support him. The crown prince said that the first to catch Huangfu Chaoge would be bestowed with a Dragon Ascension Pill, which allows one to become a full dragon!”

“Roar!”

The flood dragons and the baxias immediately roared excitedly. Strong battle hunger filled their eyes. Clearly, the temptation of a Dragon Ascension Pill was great.

“Go!” Liao Ya shouted.

Rumble… 

Three thousand flood dragons and three thousand baxias rushed into the sea towards the roots of the Thorny Ritual Array. They wanted to break through the obstruction at the bottom of the sea and charge into the ritual array.

Rumble…!

A weakness was still a weakness. As the ground rumbled, boundless black dirt bloomed from the bottom of the sea; the ritual array looked like it would break.

At this moment, many treants stood around the roots inside Thorny Ritual Array as well as in watchtowers high in the air. Fog covered the sky, so those outside could not look in. However, those in the watchtowers could see out.

The expressions of the treants in the watchtowers in the east changed dramatically when they saw three thousand flood dragons and three thousand baxias breaking into the ritual array.

“It’s over! It’s over! Quickly inform Granny. The ritual array is giving way. The flood dragons and the baxias are about to barge in. Hurry! Hurry! Inform Granny!” that treant exclaimed.

As that treant shouted, the first flood dragon had already pushed aside some shattered rocks with its blood-covered head and poked its head into the bottom of the sea on the inside of the ritual array.

“Roar!”

The flood dragon roared ferociously as it quickly continued pushing the rocks aside to let its body in.

Rumble…!

Three thousand flood dragons and three thousand baxias continuously poked their heads into the ritual array at the bottom of the sea.

“Hahahaha! The Thorny Ritual Array is only so-so!”

“I’m in! I’m in! Roar!”

“Watch as I capture Huangfu Chaoge! The Dragon Ascension Pill is mine! I will evolve into a true dragon!”

The flood dragons and baxias went wild with excitement. Huangfu Chaoge was incredible. However, that was when he had blessings supporting him. Now that Huangfu Chaoge was cut off from his blessings, he was just a peak Nascent Soul Realm cultivator.

“Roar!”

The flood dragons and baxias roared as they broke out of the water and charged into Love Flower Valley.

On a watchtower, a treant’s expression changed dramatically. “Oh, no! Oh, no! The flood dragons and baxias have barged in. They have barged in! Prepare for battle! Prepare for battle!”

“There is the foggy ritual array that Mister Gu laid above the sea. Will that help?”

“It does not matter if it works or not. Just prepare for battle!”

Many treants roared anxiously, poised to charge over.

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Far away, under the colossal love flower tree, Granny Qing Hua and the others heard the commotion in the east. It sounded like the dragons had broken through the ritual array.

“Granny, the flood dragons and baxias barged in! Granny!” the treants in the distance shouted anxiously.

“The Thorny Ritual Array’s weakness? To think that the dragons know about it?” Granny Qing Hua’s expression sank.

“Sub-dragons? What a coincidence!” Gu Hai frowned slightly.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Loud reports rang out in the east, followed by the miserable cries of flood dragons and baxias.

“Roar!”

“No! What’s going on? I have been suppressed? I can’t move?”

“That’s not right. This is a pressure that specifically targets our draconic nature?”

“It only targets dragons? Why?”

The flood dragons and baxias cried out in horror.

“It’s Mister Gu’s ritual array?” Granny Qing Hua’s eyes lit up.

“Actually, this ritual array came from Old Mister Guan Qi as well. I previously obtained Old Mister Guan Qi’s Dragon Fixing Hoop, which could suppress dragons. Although the Dragon Fixing Hoop eventually broke, I obtained the ritual array in it, and I happened to lay it there,” Gu Hai explained.

“Oh?” Huangfu Chaoge looked at Gu Hai with some surprise.

“I’ll go guard the east. With me around, as long as they are not Heavenly Palace Realm cultivators, they should find it hard to enter,” Gu Hai said confidently.

“Alright!” the crowd answered.

“I’ll come with you!” Long Wanqing immediately said.

She took out her flying ship, and the two headed to the east.

When the two flew by the Xiaoyue Secondary Residence, they happened to see a frowning Chu Chen standing on the floating island with Venerable Liu Nian and an anxious Mu Chenfeng standing beside him.

“Hall Master!”

Venerable Liu Nian and Mu Chenfeng quickly jumped aboard the flying ship.

Whoosh!

The flying ship continued flying to the east.

“What should we do now?” Mu Chenfeng asked with an unsightly expression.

“Division Master Mu, can I trouble you to find Ensnaring Performance? Where did he go over the past few days?” Gu Hai frowned.

“Oh, sure! I know where he is. His singing scared away nearly all the treants over the past few days. However, there are some young love flower treants who cannot differentiate between good and bad and continue to listen. I know where he is. I’ll go get him now.” Mu Chenfeng flew out anxiously.

“Venerable, guard against Chu Chen. I suspect that he is a spy,” Gu Hai said to Venerable Liu Nian in a low voice.

“What?” Venerable Liu Nian’s and Long Wanqing’s expressions changed.

Then, Venerable Liu Nian jumped off the flying ship and flew into the distance. If Chu Chen were a spy, there would be a big problem.

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In the sea region to the east:

Boom! Boom! Boom!

A force that appeared out of nowhere pressed down on the flood dragons and baxias. They had just charged out of the water when this strange force pressed them back to the bottom of the sea and prevented them from moving.

The flood dragons and baxias goggled in incredulity.

This is? That’s impossible!

It was not some valuable treasure but a ball of fog, formed by the fog above the sea, that prevented the sub-dragons from moving. There seemed to be some strange ritual array operating in the fog ball.

“This pressure is directly pressing on our draconic nature?”

“Why is there a ritual array that specifically targets the dragon race? That’s impossible! That’s impossible!”

“The Dragon Fixing Hoop? I recall now. It’s the Dragon Fixing Hoop! This has the same effect as the Dragon Fixing Hoop! Is this Old Mister Guan Qi’s ritual array?”

The flood dragons and baxias were terrified.

The treants, who were preparing to fight, gaped in confusion.

Earlier, the treants were still horrified over the flood dragons and baxias, not knowing how to deal with them. At first, they felt that Gu Hai’s foggy ritual array would not be of much use.

However, just as the flood dragons and baxias appeared, the ritual array suppressed them into immobility.

“This is great! This ritual array is very strong!” the treants cheered excitedly.

Whoosh!

Long Wanqing’s flying ship suddenly appeared with Gu Hai aboard.

“Mister Gu, your ritual array suppressed them!”

“Mister Gu, your ritual array is incredible!”

The treants cheered.

However, Gu Hai frowned. This was just the start. Was it possible to block all the invaders? He had seen the battle outside Divine Foundation City. There was no stopping Duke Lu Yang if Duke Lu Yang wanted to break the ritual arrays.

“Gu Hai, what should we do?” Long Wanqing looked at Gu Hai worriedly.

“Do our best and leave the rest to heaven,” Gu Hai said after taking a deep breath.

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Outside the ritual array to the east:

Liao Ya watched coldly as the sub-dragons barged into the ritual array. However, after they barged in, that was it. There was no commotion at all.

There was a sound barrier on the Thorny Ritual Array, so one could not hear the sounds inside.

“That should not be the case. After the first wave of sub-dragons entered, there should still be some commotion from their attack on Huangfu Chaoge?” Liao Ya frowned.

The one hundred gigantic dragons floated on the sea. Their hearts sank when they observed no commotion at all.

Boom!

Suddenly, a blood-covered baxia rushed back in horror.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Many flood dragons and baxias hastily followed it out of the water. All of them were bloody and appeared horrified.

“What happened?” Liao Ya yelled while glaring.

“Leader, it’s over! Everyone was suppressed. All of the ones in front were suppressed. No one could move!” a blood-covered baxia shouted in horror.

“What?!” Liao Ya glared.

“There is a ritual array in there. It’s a trap! We were trapped!” the blood-covered baxia shouted in horror.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Head's up, no chapter tomorrow as it is the 1st. Every 1st is no chapter day, aka my rest day.

Chapters for September: 49 / 50

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