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EIF - Book 03 Chapter 087.1: Sword Devil, Part 1

This was the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array.

More accurately, it should be the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World. It already surpassed the bounds of an ordinary ritual array. Gu Hai had never laid such a large-scale ritual array before. Not that Gu Hai could not, but rather he did not have sufficient resources.

This Street’s Best Zither Pavilion was a cash cow. However, its income thus far was just a small portion of Silver Moon City’s income in comparison.

On the other hand, this used the spirit stones from the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty’s treasury. The dynasty’s income was at least twenty-five times more than that of Silver Moon City. Furthermore, it had centuries of accumulation.

However, all this was spent in one go before they managed to lay this Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array.

Huangfu Chaoge, Gu Hai, and the Foundation Rock Deity entered the ritual array.

At the sight of this vast ritual array, shock flashed in Huangfu Chaoge’s eyes. “You used two billion superior-grade spirit stones to lay this ritual array?”

“That’s right. Unfortunately, you have too few spirit stones. Otherwise, it would be even more perfect,” Gu Hai said while shaking his head.

Huangfu Chaoge: “…”

Two billion superior-grade spirit stones are still too few? These are superior-grade spirit stones, equal to twenty trillion inferior-grade spirit stones!

“Humph! You managed to drain the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty’s treasury in one go. I want to see how capable your ritual array is!” the Foundation Rock Deity said reluctantly.

Two billion superior-grade spirit stones. That was all the savings of the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty for centuries. Furthermore, it also took from the military budget, the city-building budget, the officials’ pay, and the city-maintenance budget. Practically all available spirit stones were used.

Indeed, it was as Gu Hai said. A fight with everything they got. If they failed, it would be over for the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty.

“Just watch. My ritual array will not disappoint you!” Gu Hai said with confidence in his eyes.

Gu Hai waved his hand slightly. A dragon cloud beast appeared from the fog, and he led them on to it.

Roar!

The dragon cloud beast roared as it carried the group to the center of the ritual array.

“You bastards! How dare you come to my Heptagold Sect to cause trouble? Break!”

Beams of golden light shot into the sky. Several experts rushed out of the Heptagold Sect. Golden light immediately filled the sky, with ten thousand swords soaring up. One hundred thousand Heptagold Sect disciples charged out in the blink of an eye.

The First Song Sect and the other major sects of Nine-Five Island were lower-tier sects as well. However, they were not even qualified to carry the Heptagold Sect’s shoes. Despite many experts having gone to attack the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty, one hundred thousand disciples still came out to defend the sect.

However, there were too many cloud beasts in this ritual array.

“I am Xiang Yu! Sons of Jiangdong, charge with me!”

“I am Lu Bu! Formation Breaking Battalion, charge with me!”

“I am Goujian, my three thousand soldiers, charge with me!”

“I am Cao Cao! My Tiger and Leopard Riders, charge with me!”

[TL Note: The above were famous generals in China’s history. We have already seen quite a lot of Xiangyu. Goujian was mentioned in the previous chapter. Lu Bu was from the Three Kingdoms period, and the Formation Breaking Battalion was an elite troop directly under Lu Bu. Cao Cao was also from the Three Kingdoms period but from a rival nation to Lu Bu’s. The Tiger and Leopard Riders are a group of elite mounted soldiers under Cao Cao.]

A ritual array made with two billion superior-grade spirit stones possessed extraordinary might, after all. Inside the Go Dao ritual array, the various cloud beasts attacked ferociously. They could not be killed, simply reforming after dying.

The cloud beasts killed without mercy the Heptagold Sect disciples that charged out, prompting the survivors to turn and flee in horror.

One hundred thousand Heptagold Sect disciples? Right now, there was a one-million-strong army fighting them, every soldier a ruthless person. Each cloud beast general had a Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty elite commanding the cloud beasts, fighting with all their might.

“Hurry! Hurry! Activate the ritual array and wait for the sect master to return! Hurry! Activate the defensive ritual array and wait for the sect master to return!” The surviving Heptagold Sect disciples fled back to their headquarters in horror.

Buzz!

Suddenly, sword qi came from outside the one hundred thousand mountains. The sword qi moved in circles, forming a super-large ritual array that covered the Heptagold Sect.

In the blink of an eye, only ten thousand remained of the one hundred thousand disciples.

The surviving Heptagold Sect disciples all showed horrified expressions.

“Huangfu Chaoge! Look! It’s Huangfu Chaoge!”

“Oh no! The sect master went to attack the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty. However, Huangfu Chaoge created a diversion and came directly to my Heptagold Sect?”

“What should we do now?”

“We will just defend here and wait for the sect master to return. We will make sure that he never returns. The others can also forget about leaving. All of them have to die!”

Inside the Heptagold Sect, the various Heptagold Sect disciples showed ferocious expressions as they glared at the cloud beasts outside their defensive ritual array.

“I have the strength to pick up mountains, and my might conquers the world!” the Xiang Yu cloud beast’s halberd suddenly swung down.

Boom!

The Heptagold Sect’s defensive ritual array shook, but it did not break.

“Break!” The cloud beast army attacked together.

Rumble…!

The defensive ritual array shook again but still did not break.

“Hahaha! They cannot break it! Just wait to die! When the sect master returns, none of you can escape!” a Heptagold Sect disciple sneered.

The Foundation Rock Deity looked at Gu Hai somewhat anxiously and said, “This is your ritual array? It simply cannot break the Heptagold Sect’s defensive ritual array. In that case, the two billion superior-grade spirit stones are…” 

Gu Hai ignored the Foundation Rock Deity. Instead, he called out, “Ensnaring Performance!” 

“Present!”

Ensnaring Performance immediately rode over excitedly on a donkey cloud beast.

“You broke the sound barrier in there during the battle, right?” Gu Hai asked.

“Master, don’t worry. It is definitely broken. I am an expert in this area!” Ensnaring Performance said cheerfully.

“Alright, set up a sound barrier for all of us. Don’t let any of us hear you. Then, sing a song for the Heptagold Sect disciples,” Gu Hai instructed.

“Sing?” When the Foundation Rock Deity heard Gu Hai’s words, he felt puzzled at first. Then, he turned to look at Ensnaring Performance and trembled before falling silent.

“Master, I recently composed a few extremely excellent songs. Are you sure you don’t want to hear them?” Ensnaring Performance asked, regretting the lost opportunity.

“Cut the crap. Hurry up!” Gu Hai said coldly.

“Oh! Alright. That is a pity!” Ensnaring Performance found it unfortunate.

Gu Hai showed an expression of disdain.

Then, Ensnaring Performance waved.

Buzz!

Suddenly, Gu Hai, Huangfu Chaoge, the Foundation Rock Deity, and the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty soldiers controlling the cloud beasts in the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array could no longer hear Ensnaring Performance’s voice.

Then, they saw Ensnaring Performance slowly ride the donkey cloud beast to the center of the Heptagold Sect.

Ensnaring Performance waved his hand.

Buzz!

A three-kilometer-wide cloud zither suddenly materialized in the air. It was a heavenly zither.

“Everyone below, let me, Ensnaring Performance, sing you one of my best works, ‘Little Radish’!” Ensnaring Performance said loudly with a cough.

Ensnaring Performance’s voice instantly spread to every corner of the Heptagold Sect through the heavenly zither.

Countless Heptagold Sect disciples looked at Ensnaring Performance in confusion.

“Is that idiot stupid? Sing?”

“‘Little Radish’? Is he a fool? Why is he singing?”

“Is Huangfu Chaoge crazy? He brought a singer to sing their funeral song? Hahahaha!”

“Hahahaha!”

The Heptagold Sect disciples’ mockery came from below.

Gu Hai showed an expression of pity.

The Foundation Rock Deity unconsciously moved back.

Huangfu Chaoge revealed some confusion. Was Ensnaring Performance’s singing that incredible?

Huangfu Chaoge looked into the distance and saw Ensnaring Performance starting to sing. Looking at Ensnaring Performance’s mouth, he seemed to have just started the first line.

The mocking laughter of the Heptagold Sect disciples below suddenly got cut short, their expressions, as they looked at Ensnaring Performance, turning constipated.

Ensnaring Performance appeared to be singing. Although Huangfu Chaoge did not know what Ensnaring Performance was singing, it seemed to be effective.

The expressions of the Heptagold Sect disciples below turned stiffer. Many of them started to look horrified.

Many of the Heptagold Sect disciples hastily covered their ears and appeared to be cursing at Ensnaring Performance.

Ensnaring Performance was engrossed in his singing, appearing to have forgotten about everything else. He pressed his left hand to his chest and held out his right hand. His eyes appeared dazed, and crystalline tears flowed out. He looked like a professional singer that loved his job.

However, for some reason, the Heptagold Sect disciples below all show horrified expressions.

“No, no! Hurry! Hurry! What happened to the sound barrier?! What’s wrong with the sound barrier?! I don’t want to hear this! I don’t want to hear this anymore!”

“The sound barrier is completely broken! It’s completely broken! Why? No!”

“Just kill me! This is too horrible! Save me! Argh!”

“It doesn’t work! Veritable Energy can’t stop the sound, either. The penetrative power of this sound is too strong! It seems to be penetrating my soul!”

“You bastard! Stop singing! If you keep singing, I will kill you! Stop singing!”

Countless Heptagold Sect disciples roared in horror.

Huangfu Chaoge and the Divine Foundation Royal Dynasty elites could not understand what was happening.

Aren’t the Heptagold Sect disciples just hearing a song? Why are they bleeding from their seven facial orifices?

That was because they used their Veritable Essence to block their five senses and had overdone it; their seven facial orifices bled voluminously.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for October: 25 / 50

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