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EIF - Book 3 Chapter 106: Life Trapper Saber

Three days later, Gu Qin submitted the ritual array diagram.

Gu Hai studied the diagram for a long time before saying with a frown. “Are you sure that the Heavenly Go Pavilion used this ritual array back then?”

“Indeed. Back then, the Heavenly Go Pavilion had a floating city that used this ritual array. Is this a Go ritual array? I can’t completely figure it out,” Gu Qin said with a frown.

Gu Hai slightly narrowed his eyes and said, “This is a Go ritual array, but an extremely strange Go ritual array.”

“Oh? How does it compare to the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array?”

“It’s not the same, not at all. This is a limitless Go ritual array,” Gu Hai said seriously.

“What is a limitless Go ritual array?”

“It means that there are no limits, no boundaries. The Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array has limits. It has twenty-nine line pairs, limiting it to that. However, this unlimited Go ritual array is different; it has no limits. It can contain infinite line-pairs,” Gu Hai said.

“So, it is stronger than the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array?”

“No, not necessarily. It depends on how you set it up. This limitless Go ritual array needs to be continuously supplemented with different ritual arrays. Furthermore, it cannot be done messily. It needs to merge all the ritual arrays perfectly. The more supplementary ritual arrays, the stronger the ritual array will be. If there are just a few, it will be very weak,” Gu Hai explained seriously.

“This is a ritual array that can grow? The more ritual arrays we supplement it with, the more incredible it will be?” Gu Qin said, his expression changing.

“That’s right. Furthermore, the location of the supplementary ritual arrays is the tengen position of this Go board. A treasure is nurtured there, which will use the various Go ritual arrays to supplement the main ritual array. In the process, it will turn into an enchanted treasure,” Gu Hai said seriously.

“This treasure requires Heavenly Go Stone fragments as a foundation? Old Mister Guan Qi used the Heavenly Go Stone as the ritual array’s foundation in the past,” Gu Qin said seriously.

“Alright. Start setting up the altar at the Soaring Palace Hall’s plaza and prepare to forge this enchanted treasure that will serve as the ritual array’s foundation!” Gu Hai said.

“Imperial Father agrees to it?” Gu Qin showed joy on his face.

Gu Hai nodded.

Gu Qin promptly left to set everything up.

The altar needed a pile of superior-grade spirit stones, one hundred million superior-grade spirit stones in all.

Then, Gu Hai retrieved Elite Hall’s authority tokens from Gao Xianzhi and Mu Chenfeng, compensating them with other treasures and spirit stones.

Metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.

Gu Hai placed the five division masters’ authority tokens on the table in front of him.

“It looks like Long Xiaoyue had gone to the Innate Puzzle World to seek out the Unborn Man in the past but failed to find him. After finding these five enchanted treasures, she issued them to the five division masters,” Gu Hai said.

The five authority tokens each contained a Heavenly Go Stone fragment.

Gu Hai followed the method given to him by Gu Qin, setting up a small Go ritual array to extract the Heavenly Go Stone fragments from the five authority tokens. Soon, five tiny white crystals came out.

Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack!

The moment the Heavenly Go Stone fragments appeared, the five authority tokens shattered and turned into powder.

Besides the five fragments, Gu Hai already had two fragments in his forehead space. One came from the jade Go board he obtained in the Innate Puzzle World and the other from the Dragon Fixing Hoop.

Gu Hai placed the five new fragments into his forehead space.

Then, he sent out a strand of his consciousness into these seven fragments, slowly refining them.

Buzz!

The fragments immediately shook as though unwilling to be refined and resisting Gu Hai’s will.

“You don’t have a choice!” Gu Hai said coldly.

Boom!

The Heaven Suppressing Divine Imperial Seal pressed down. The strong pressure immediately suppressed the seven fragments, rendering them immobile. This allowed Gu Hai’s consciousness to merge with them and refine them.

This refinement continued for ten days.

Boom!

Suddenly, the seven fragments submitted to Gu Hai’s will. Now, he could control them, like how he did with the bone saber.

Over these ten days, Gu Qin had finished setting up the altar at the plaza.

Gu Hai walked to the altar and brought out the seven fragments. Then, he activated the ritual array.

One hundred million superior-grade spirit stones immediately sent surging energy into the seven fragments.

Boom!

The seven fragments flared a dazzling light. The surging energy further crushed the fragments into powder. However, the powder converged, unable to escape.

“The Heavenly Saber Death Match, the Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array, the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array, and the Dragon Fixing Ritual Array, merge!” Gu Hai called out.

The fragments contained a strand of Gu Hai’s consciousness. With a thought, he engraved the various ritual arrays into the center of the energy ball. The powder immediately started arranging itself in a certain order.

Gu Hai remained seated there for three days and three nights.

Suddenly, the powder started taking form.

“Will it turn into a Go stone?” Gu Qin stared at the powder, feeling curious.

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

However, the powder strangely rearranged itself into the shape of a saber.

“A saber?” Gu Qin was rather startled.

This saber’s shape was similar to the Life Ender Saber’s. It was also a bone saber but with slight differences.

Furthermore, there was too little powder, insufficient to form a solid saber. All that formed was a misty silhouette, a saber halfway between material and immaterial. However, boundless energy formed various ritual arrays around the saber.

Boom!

The saber quickly absorbed the energy of the altar, completely draining the one hundred million superior-grade spirit stones in mere moments.

Bang!

The altar was reduced to powder. A white saber’s silhouette stabbed into the ground appeared in its place, with fog surrounding it. As the fog swirled around the saber, it looked like a ritual array surrounding the saber. Soon, the fog covered the saber, hiding it from view. Now, it looked like there was a foggy region in the Soaring Palace Hall’s plaza.

“Imperial Father, is it done?” Gu Qin asked excitedly.

“Go give it a try,” Gu Hai replied with a smile.

Gu Qin curiously went forward, entering the fog. When he saw the saber silhouette, he reached out to grab it.

Whoosh!

Gu Qin grabbed nothing but air.

“Huh?” Gu Qin felt disbelief. He tried several more times.

However, he still failed to grab anything.

“This is the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array? The saber entered that ritual array?” Gu Qin’s expression changed.

“That’s right. Unfortunately, it is far from sufficient to maintain the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array, only just able to hide this saber. With the fog covering it, most people cannot see it. Even if they see it, they can’t touch it. In the future, as this saber turns more material, and the ritual arrays become more complicated, this saber will grow more powerful.” A grave look flashed in Gu Hai’s eyes.

“Why did Imperial Father form a saber?” Gu Qin asked out of curiosity.

Gu Hai nodded and explained, “I feel that while Old Mister Guan Qi might be dead, he still has some plans laid out. The Heavenly Go Stone fragments? I cannot leave them in their original form. I have to reforge them and completely change the structure of the Heavenly Go Stone into this saber. When we obtain more Heavenly Go Stone fragments in the future, we can add them in, making it stronger.”

“Yes.” Gu Qin nodded.

“This saber can form ritual arrays. This is the foundation of Go Dao ritual arrays. No one can flee from the super ritual arrays it forms. Hence, it shall be called the Life Trapper Saber,” Gu Hai declared solemnly.

“The Life Trapper Saber?” Gu Qin nodded.

“There are more than one hundred million superior-grade spirit stones left from the spirit stones that I brought back. Start sending people to build the framework for Nine-Five Island. When we obtain one billion superior-grade spirit stones in the future, we will formally activate this Life Trapper Ritual Array,” Gu Hai said.

“Yes!”

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In Lu Yang’s study in the Ying Royal Dynasty:

Lu Yang sat behind the desk while his important officials and advisors, including Mo Yike, stood before him. At this moment, everyone looked at two people who stood at the front: Lu An and a sin dragon.

“The entire army got wiped out? Ao Shun sealed his cultivation? The entire army got wiped out?” Lu Yang looked at Lu An with a cold expression.

“Yes, yes. We all got tricked!” Lu An lamented.

Lu Yang’s eyelids twitched wildly. As he looked at Lu An coldly, his expression appeared terrifyingly sullen.

The dragon army was like his right and left hands, even more important than the Heptagold Sect.

This time, Gu Hai’s trap wiped out the entire dragon army?

“The first step, forcing His Majesty to establish his nation. The second step, destroying the Heptagold Sect. The third step, destroying the dragons. This Gu Hai is exceptionally dreadful!” one of the advisers said with an unsightly expression.

All the advisers nodded. Gu Hai had not only disrupted Lu Yang’s plan but also destroyed two of Lu Yang’s forces. He had caused too much destruction.

That was the dragon army, yet it got completely wiped out. The losses were too great.

“Ao Shun’s mental resilience…hah!” Mo Yike sighed.

The advisers whispered to each other and sighed as well.

While keeping his head lowered, Lu An said with a hateful and angry expression, “Grandfather, I still have something to report!”

“Huh?” Lu Yang showed an icy expression.

“Mo Yike is a spy. He is the Qian Heavenly Dynasty’s spy. He is a spy! Mo Yike plotted this with Gu Hai and Ao Sheng. The Qian Heavenly Emperor purposely sent him to sabotage you. Grandfather, the Qian Heavenly Emperor sent him to encourage you to rebel, giving the Qian Heavenly Emperor an excuse to kill you. Grandfather, you should capture Mo Yike first. Capture him!” Lu An cried out anxiously.

After Lu An shouted that, the advisers and important officials stopped whispering to each other and goggled at Lu An. Has the crown heir gone mad?

Everyone looked at Mo Yike, but no one dared to say anything.

Mo Yike looked at Lu An and showed a faint bitter smile. However, he did not say anything. Unexpectedly, when Lu An went to Nine-Five Island, he ended up bringing me trouble. Ha!

Slap!

Lu Yang threw a slap across the distance.

Bang!

The slap immediately sent Lu An flying and crashing into a pillar.

“Argh!”

Blargh!

Lu An vomited blood. Then, he exclaimed, “Grandfather, why did you hit me?”

“Humph! Lu An, we should have known that you could not do anything right since the incident in Silver Moon City. Had you not willfully gone to Nine-Five Island, would Liao Ya have gone? Would Ao Shun’s army have gone? You got our dragon army wiped out, yet you dare to malign Mister Mo? You scoundrel!” Lu Yang said coldly.

“It’s true! It’s true!” Lu An cried out.

“Men! Throw Lu An in prison!” Lu Yang said coldly.

A few guards entered the study.

“Grandfather, don’t! Don’t! Mo Yike is really a spy. Otherwise, why can’t we find out anything about his origins? Why are we unable to discover anything? Make him speak! Make him tell you! Grandfather, Mo Yike is really here to harm you! He is here to harm you! Grandfather!” Lu An roared anxiously.

“Slap him!” Lu Yang said coldly.

Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap!

The guards immediately slapped Lu An and prevented him from speaking further.

“Lock him in prison. If he dares to malign Mister Mo again, slap him a hundred times!” Lu Yang said furiously.

“Yes!”

“Grandfather, this grandson will not harm you. Be careful of Mo Yike! Be careful of Mo Yike!” Lu An kept shouting as the guards dragged him away.

However, the study remained silent. All the advisers showed complicated expressions.

“Mister Mo, we did not teach Lu An well. Please don’t take offense at this,” Lu Yang said, trying to pacify Mo Yike.

Mo Yike said bitterly, “It’s fine. It is just unexpected that Gu Hai’s third step only just ended, and his fourth step is already driving a wedge between Your Majesty and Your Majesty’s subjects.”

“Humph! Gu Hai’s nonsense can only trick Lu An. He must be dreaming if he thinks he can sabotage Mister Mo!” Lu Yang said coldly.

However, Mo Yike showed a faint bitter smile. While these words were right, this commotion placed him in a somewhat awkward position. While Lu Yang did not suspect him, some of the officials might.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for October: 46 / 50

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