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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 017: Karmic Energy Mending Heaven

Gu Hai remained in closed-door cultivation on the flying ship, continuously cultivating the Worldly Sorrowful Endowment.

The Worldly Sorrowful Endowment was extremely complicated. This cultivation technique surpassed other cultivation techniques severalfold. Others required a cultivation technique for each of their apertures and dantian. However, Gu Hai covered everything with just the Worldly Sorrowful Endowment.

He placed piles of superior-grade spirit stones around him.

Whoosh!

Suddenly, Gu Hai’s body became like a black hole, frantically sucking all the Spiritual Energy in the spirit stones. He instantly drained ten thousand superior-grade spirit stones and reduced them to powder.

When the energy of the ten thousand superior-grade spirit stones entered his body, a portion of it rushed towards the nascent embryo in the fire deity palace. However, most of it went to the dantian.

The energy turned into Spiritual Progenitor in the dantian, slowly forming a small purple pool. However, this pool appeared bizarre. It seemed to have two sides, looking like two bowls with their backs stuck together. The upper pool spun clockwise, and the lower pool spun counterclockwise.

“The top is the Mending Heaven Energy pool, and the bottom is the Karmic Energy pool? It formed just like that? The Worldly Sorrowful Endowment’s first layer does not seem that difficult?” Gu Hai opened his eyes, appearing doubtful.

After thinking about it for a while, Gu Hai shook his head and said, “That’s not right. It is because of my firm foundation. The Veritable Essence in my dantian is formed using Spiritual Progenitor. Spiritual Progenitor is the mother of all Spiritual Energy, the origin of all Spiritual Energy. Hence, I easily formed the Karmic Energy Mending Heaven pool. However, this is just the rudimentary form.”

Gu Hai let out a drawn-out breath as anticipation flashed in his eyes.

“Your Majesty!”

Tang Chu’s voice suddenly came from outside the door.

“Huh?” Gu Hai felt slightly bewildered. He got up and walked out of the palace hall.

“Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech!”

Countless bats flew around outside.

“Your Majesty, look!” Tang Chu said with an unsightly expression.

Gu Hai saw countless bats flying about a large town, frantically attacking the townsfolk.

“Save me!”

“Don’t kill me!”

“Vampires! Save me!”

Loud cries rang out.

“Vampires?” Gu Hai’s face sank.

“Yes. They seem to be attacking the citizens,” Tang Chu said with an unsightly expression.

Gu Hai lowered his head and looked down. Indeed, he saw twenty black-robed people in the distance.

“Don’t worry. We won’t kill all of you. We will leave ten alive so you can report this to your emperor,” the black-robed leader said with a cold smile.

“Seniors of the blood race, we did not offend you!” a cultivator below said anxiously.

“You did not offend me, but Gu Hai did. Go report to Gu Hai. Tell him to release Chang Ming. Otherwise, we will slaughter one town after another. I don’t believe that Gu Hai doesn’t care about the Han Nation citizens that stay outside the cities,” the black-robed leader said coldly.

“What? You were the ones who slaughtered the neighboring three villages?” the cultivators below exclaimed.

“Humph! If Gu Hai does not hand over Chang Ming in one day, we will eradicate all life in his territory. If you want to blame someone, blame Gu Hai,” the black-robed leader sneered.

Gu Hai looked down from high in the sky. An ice-cold light flashed in his eyes as he asked, “You are looking for us?”

The Nascent Soul Realm Gu Hai’s voice rang out incredibly loudly. The thunderous sound instantly caused countless bats to pause and turn to look at the sky.

The twenty black-robed men below also seemed to notice Gu Hai.

“Huh? Gu Hai?” The black-robed leader appeared slightly surprised.

“Your Majesty? Your Majesty, save me!” the people under attack by bats below shouted in horror.

Gu Hai’s eyes turned cold as the nascent embryo in his fire deity palace sent out some energy. Then, he gently waved his right hand.

Bang!

An overwhelming flame instantly covered everything below.

“Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech! Screech!”

The countless bats fled in horror.

“What? What flame is this?” The black-robed men’s expressions changed, as the fire burned even them.

Gu Hai exhibited exquisite control. The surging flames did not harm a single citizen, only the bats and vampires. These bats soon burned up while screeching miserably.

When Gu Hai waved, more than a million bats burned to ashes. The citizens all showed shocked expressions when they saw this.

The many Han Nation soldiers standing on the flying ship goggled when they saw this, as they all knew that Gu Hai was previously just in the Golden Core Realm.

“His Majesty has reached the Nascent Soul Realm?”

“This…what flame is this? To think that it is so tyrannical?!”

The soldiers looked at Gu Hai in shock.

The flame seemed to stick to the black-robed men, resisting all efforts to put it out.

“Ah?! Is this divine fire? The divine fire of faith that animal spirits cultivate? The inextinguishable divine flame? Gu Hai, you refined a fire deity into your body?” Below, the twenty black-robed men frantically tried to put out the fire.

“Inextinguishable divine flame? A divine fire that cannot be extinguished unless one is a Heavenly Palace Realm cultivator? His Majesty refined the Fire Locust Deity previously. Could it be because of that Fire Locust Deity?”

“That’s not right. Divine fire? Humans can’t control divine fire, right? Furthermore, even an animal spirit’s prime has limited Divine Energy. Back then, the Fire Locust Deity could not bring out the inextinguishable divine flame. How could His Majesty…”

The soldiers looked at Gu Hai in confusion.

Gu Hai also felt surprised at what he managed to bring out.

After the fire spread out below and burned countless bats, he managed to recall it with a wave. I can recall the inextinguishable divine flame?

Why could Gu Hai bring out such a divine flame? He understood that it was because of the Worldly Sorrowful Endowment.

“Argh! Argh! Argh!” the twenty black-robed men below screamed in pain.

No matter what they did, they could not put out the fire.

“Gu Hai! I’ll kill you!”

“Kill Gu Hai, and the fire will go out! Kill him!”

The twenty black-robed men charged to the sky while in pain.

Gu Hai took out a crimson saber with a flip of his hand.

The twenty black-robed men arrived in the blink of an eye.

umph!”

Gu Hai extended his hand and swung his saber.

While in the Golden Core Realm, Gu Hai could already bring out the power of a Nascent Soul Realm cultivator with the crimson saber. Now, Gu Hai was in the Nascent Soul Realm.

Boom!

Gu Hai instantly cut one of the black-robed men in half. That black-robed man’s body quickly burned up.

The instant Gu Hai killed that black-robed man, he sensed a strange energy enter his dantian. More accurately, the energy entered the Karmic Energy pool in his dantian.

“No! Why am I here? Am I dead?” that strange energy cried out in horror.

“Huh? The three spiritual souls?” This slightly startled Gu Hai.

Gu Hai had sucked the three spiritual souls of the black-robed man he just killed into the Karmic Energy pool. As the Karmic Energy pool spun counterclockwise, it seemed to be grinding the three spiritual souls.

“Argh! Argh! No!” the three spiritual souls shrieked in pain as they slowly vanished from the Karmic Energy pool.

Then, wisps of nine-colored mist slowly appeared on the Mending Heaven Energy pool that spun clockwise, just a little.

“Mending Heaven Energy?” Gu Hai marveled.

“He killed Big Brother? Kill him! Otherwise, we will all burn to death!” The remaining black-robed men all charged at Gu Hai.

A cold look flashed in Gu Hai’s eyes as he swung his crimson saber down.

Rumble!

Gu Hai killed a total of fifteen black-robed men in the blink of an eye. The three souls of all fifteen entered the Karmic Energy pool and eventually transformed into Mending Heaven Energy.

“All those that I kill cannot reincarnate?” Gu Hai analyzed with slightly narrowed eyes.

The remaining five black-robed men fled in horror.

However, the inextinguishable divine flame covered their bodies; they could not put it out. After fleeing for a while, they eventually fell out of the sky, dead.

Despite the five black-robed men flying far away, their three spiritual souls and Karmic Energy still entered the Karmic Energy pool.

A gleam flashed in Gu Hai’s eyes. This cultivation technique was strange and mysterious.

“Many thanks, Your Majesty!”

“Long live Your Majesty! May Your Majesty live for ten thousand years!”

The citizens of the town below knelt in gratitude. If not for Gu Hai, the vampires would have slaughtered the entire town on this day.

“Everyone, rise. It is due to our incapability that the rabble dares to come and cause trouble. However, please believe in us. The Han Nation will grow stronger. Someday, all our enemies will cower in fear at the sound of our name. They will no longer dare to disturb your peaceful lives!” Gu Hai consoled.

“Yes!” the citizens answered.

Gu Hai nodded. Then, he waved his hand, and the flying ship continued flying towards Chaoge City.

Gu Hai had just casually eliminated a group of vampires. The Han Nation soldiers who saw this felt shocked.

The emperor was becoming increasingly more mysterious.

Gu Hai returned to the palace hall where he was previously in closed-door cultivation. After closing its doors, he took out the Marionette Controller that Fairy Waner broke.

Fairy Waner had chopped the Marionette Controller in half, completely wrecking it.

Gu Hai placed the two halves of the Marionette Controller together. With a grave look in his eyes, he extended a finger and gently touched their juncture as he released the Mending Heaven Energy that he just refined from his fingertip.

The Mending Heaven Energy manifested as a mist. When it touched the juncture, it went inside. When Gu Hai pulled his finger away, the misty Mending Heaven Energy completely entered the crack. Then, the enchanted treasure was whole, strangely fixed.

All the Heaven Mending Energy released earlier had vanished in the blink of an eye. Gu Hai showed a shocked expression.

“It’s done? The Marionette Controller is fixed?” Gu Hai looked at this enchanted treasure in shock.

The place where the enchanted treasure had broken looked incredibly smooth, as though it had never broken at all. Everything appeared as good as new.

The shocked Gu Hai used his energy to activate it.

Buzz!

The Marionette Controller gave off a faint golden light, and Gu Hai could sense strands of transparent strings waiting for him to fling them out.

“The Mending Heaven Energy? This Mending Heaven Energy is very strange. It fixed the Marionette Controller just like that?” Gu Hai marveled as he looked at the enchanted treasure in his hand.

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Five days later:

A throne was placed on the front of the flying ship’s deck.

Tang Chu and the other Han Nation officials and soldiers stood behind the throne, appearing excited about returning to the capital after capturing twelve cities.

Gu Hai sat on the throne. As he rested his arms on the armrests, he looked at the blessings above Chaoge City.

“Your Majesty, we’ve arrived in Chaoge City.” Tang Chu smiled.

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In a mountain forest outside Mending Heaven City:

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Zither music rang out, and fairies danced in the air. The fairies flapped their wings and flew into a valley, where the music came from.

Fairy Waner gently plucked zither strings while seated on a large clean rock in the valley. Fairies surrounded her.

“I made a breakthrough? Not only did my cultivation break through, but my music Dao also made a breakthrough? I can manifest fairies now?” Fairy Waner appeared shocked.

“Didn’t my master say that I should not lose my Yin essence due to the cultivation technique I cultivate, that once I lost it, my cultivation would regress immensely? Why is it after Gu Hai and I… Why did my cultivation improve instead? This is especially so for that nascent soul that entered Gu Hai’s body and returned. Why did it grow so much stronger? Why?” Fairy Waner wondered, feeling confused.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for November: 49 / 50

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