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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 049: Saving Wanyu

High in the sky:

When Gu Hai saw Long Wanyu cornered on the blood dragon’s head, his face suddenly sank. Although he did not know why she got cornered there, it was no longer important.

“Brother-in-Law!” Long Wanyu called out in fear and horror in the distance.

“Gu Hai, you are trying to run? Do you believe that if you run, I’ll immediately kill this lass? Go on and run! Go on! Try it!” Mister Dongfang roared ferociously.

“Roar!” The blood dragon roared ferociously as well, looking like it would charge at Gu Hai.

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Outside, Sima Feng and the others took the flying ship into the sky to see what was happening inside. Their expressions changed wildly, but they could not do anything, as the barrier formed by the Blood Dragon Lifespan Ritual Array was too tough.

Sha and Qing Feng had left long ago. It seemed like things had turned desperate.

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Gu Hai’s face sank as he shouted, “Lifespan cultivator Dongfang!”

“You are not running? Not running anymore? Why not? Previously, you could ignore life and death for this lass. Are you going to die with her this time?” Mister Dongfang said with a ferocious expression.

“Ha! Die? That might not be the case!” Gu Hai said coldly.

Mister Dongfang approached slowly on the blood dragon. He did not move too fast, as Gu Hai was right by the barrier. Ju Lu escaped through the barrier using a sword talisman earlier. Mister Dongfang was worried that Gu Hai would disregard everything else and escape if he pressured Gu Hai too much.

Whoosh!

However, Gu Hai did not flee. Looking at Long Wanyu, he descended slowly.

“Mister Gu, how did that person go out earlier?”

“Emperor Gu, do you have a way out?”

“Mister Gu, save me!”

The people being hunted down earlier immediately flew towards Gu Hai. They looked at their last hope with anticipation.

Everyone had come for the dragon vein. However, no one cared about it anymore. They just wanted to flee. Gu Hai was now everyone’s hope.

Mister Dongfang stared at Gu Hai. He still did not know why Gu Hai could move freely within his lifespan ritual array.

“I have no way to bring everyone out.” Gu Hai shook his head.

The expressions of the experts who flew over from the surroundings changed.

“However, I can try fighting the blood dragon. I hope everyone will help me,” Gu Hai said gravely.

“Help? How?” The group that flew over felt slightly stunned. These experts immediately perked up from their initial disappointment.

“Everyone, pour your energy into me. We will fight this blood dragon together with me as a medium,” Gu Hai said.

“Medium? Ha! Hahahaha! Gu Hai, are you stupid? This is not your Chaoge City, where you have blessings to protect you as you use the strength of your citizens. This is Dragon Vein City. How are they going to lend their energy to you?” Mister Dongfang controlled the huge dragon to fly over slowly.

“Various sect masters and clan heads, don’t worry about my physique. Come, infuse your energy into my body. This is our only chance. Please hurry!” Gu Hai shouted.

“I’ll do it!” One of the clan heads suddenly flew over.

“Emperor Gu, many thanks for your requiting evil with good earlier. I am willing to trust you and fight with you. In any case, even if I don’t fight, I will die.” That clan head showed a fierce expression as he flew behind Gu Hai.

Boom!

That clan head pressed his hand on Gu Hai’s back and sent a vast amount of energy into Gu Hai’s body.

Assisting Gu Hai meant facing the blood dragon head-on.

Everyone could not wait to run far away from the blood dragon. How could anyone dare to face the blood-dragon head-on? When the blood dragon rushed over, it could swallow them in one gulp.

However, many people were willing to try.

“Mister Gu, thank you for saving me earlier. In any case, I’ve already died once. I am willing to try with you!”

“Emperor Gu, I’ll assist you!”

“Emperor Gu, I’ll help you. We must succeed!”

Half of the cultivators near Gu Hai immediately flew over.

Buzz!

Streams of energy flowed into Gu Hai’s body from behind. The people further back placed their hands on the backs of the people in the second row. Then, the fourth row placed their hands on the third row, and so on. Everyone formed a channel for transmitting energy, concentrating it all in Gu Hai.

As the surging energy poured in, Gu Hai released a vast aura.

“What? How can this be? Even without blessings protecting you, you have not exploded from so much energy pouring into you?” Mister Dongfang exclaimed.

The sect masters, clan heads, and the former subordinates of Qin Zibai and Xi Yan goggled. Gu Hai’s strong body endured such vast energy.

Everyone saw a glimmer of hope.

When the cultivators in the surroundings who were hesitating saw Gu Hai’s aura soaring wildly, they were pleasantly surprised, so they quickly came over and added their energy as well.

Now, the experts sending energy to Gu Hai numbered more than five thousand.

The energy of at least five thousand people converged in Gu Hai.

Gu Hai took out his Life Ender Saber and poured the surging energy into it.

“Humph! Dancing clowns. This saves me the trouble of hunting you all down!” Mister Dongfang showed disdain on his face, controlling his blood dragon to charge over to swallow up these five thousand people.

“Cycle Saber Technique…” 

Gu Hai set himself as tengen, and two hundred ninety-one saber qi suddenly formed a vast saber domain. Then, a puissant force field burst out.

Before the blood dragon arrived, a strong bloody aura had already entered the saber domain, trying to break it down.

“Roar!” the blood dragon roared.

“…Third Cycle!” Gu Hai shouted.

With five thousand experts pouring energy into Gu Hai, he no longer worried about insufficient energy. When he swung his saber, the saber qi gathered, and a purple light instantly lit up the entire Dragon Vein City.

The saber aura became like a three-hundred-meter-long saber river crashing into the ferocious dragon’s head.

Boom!

Crimson light and purple light encased the world.

The five thousand cultivators felt a huge rebound, making them pause. However, they immediately showed expressions of wild joy after that.

“He blocked?! He managed to block?!”

“The blood dragon did not eat me?!”

“I did not get swallowed up?”

Everyone rejoiced.

The Third Cycle was extremely ferocious. To think that it managed to block the blood dragon?

“Humph! You blocked it? Ha! You only borrowed the strength of five thousand people. The blood dragon has already consumed thirty thousand people. Do you think you are the only one who can layer the strength of many people? The blood dragon is stronger than you!” Mister Dongfang roared ferociously.

“Roar!”

A strong force burst out.

Boom!

The strong force immediately knocked back these five thousand people.

“Argh!”

Blargh!

“No!”

The people who had not participated had seen hope and now felt regret.

“It worked? It worked? Only five thousand people were sending their energy. Had we worked with them earlier, wouldn’t we have…” 

“If only I knew earlier. I should have helped out!”

“If all of us did not flee but helped Gu Hai, working together, wouldn’t we have succeeded earlier?”

“Emperor Gu, again! Try again!”

The surrounding cultivators felt excited.

“He! You are somewhat capable. Again? Do you think I will give you another chance? Hahahaha! Gu Hai, I won’t let you gather energy again. Indeed, you are a potential danger. You deserve death. I’ll kill you first!” Mister Dongfang said with a ferocious expression.

“Ha!” Gu Hai flashed a faint, cold smile, looking at the dragon head.

In that earlier instant, the Life Ender Saber cut a wound on the dragon’s head.

If Gu Hai were alone, he would not have been able to approach, given the bloody aura and energy. However, he managed to wound the blood dragon by using the power of five thousand people.

Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

Black energy immediately surged towards the blood dragon.

The Life Ender Saber had an attribute where the tiny skulls in the black energy would gobble up the target once it cut a wound.

The black energy instantly expanded and quickly chewed on the dragon’s head. The black energy grew larger as it consumed more. Soon, it covered the entire dragon head.

“This sinister skull technique again? You nearly destroyed me previously, and you are trying this again?” Mister Dongfang’s face sank.

The surrounding cultivators goggled. Sinister skull technique? Is this black energy effective?

“Ha! It is useless. My main body already told me its weakness. While it would be effective on others, the blood dragon’s energy flame can force it away. Break!” Mister Dongfang’s expression turned cold, and he pressed his hand down.

“Roar!”

The blood dragon suddenly roared, and an expansive energy flame spewed out, coating its body in crimson flames and blasting away all the black energy.

Boom!

The black energy and the countless skulls were blown off, revealing the dragon’s wounded head.

“Ah?” The many cultivators in the surroundings revealed expressions of despair.

Initially, they had been relying on Gu Hai to save everyone. However, he still failed in the end.

“You bastard, Gu Hai!” Mister Dongfang suddenly glared.

Gu Hai had picked up Long Wanyu from the dragon’s head with the massive explosion and soared into the sky.

Gu Hai’s earlier actions were all to save Long Wanyu? To think that I got distracted and Gu Hai succeeded?

Long Wanyu’s tears could not stop flowing while she was in Gu Hai’s embrace, looking at him in a daze.

She suddenly felt that Gu Hai was very noble, a good person. He rescued her from the hands of bad people yet again.

“Brother-in-Law, I should have listened to you. Sorry.” Long Wanyu could not help crying.

This was not the result of the earlier fear but from a warmth in her heart, somehow indescribably moved. This warmth made Long Wanyu feel extremely blessed.

Gu Hai flew to the barrier in the sky.

“Crush it and leave!” Gu Hai handed the sword talisman to Long Wanyu.

“This can bring me out? Brother-in-Law, how many do you have?” Long Wanyu felt startled.

“Hurry! Stop wasting time!” Gu Hai yelled.

“Is there only one? Just one? Brother-in-Law, what are you going to do if you give it to me? Brother-in-Law!” Long Wanyu’s expression changed.

“Be happy!” Gu Hai yelled while glaring.

When Gu Hai brought up the “happy” secret word, Long Wanyu needed to follow his instructions. Previously, she had plunged herself and Gu Hai into dire straits due to her disobedience. Now, Gu Hai was saying it again?

“I’m not leaving. If I leave, what is Brother-in-Law going to do?” Long Wanyu wept.

“I don’t have time to explain to you. Do you want it to be like the last time again?” Gu Hai shouted while glaring.

Long Wanyu felt a pang in her heart at Gu Hai’s words. It was her refusal to obey that landed them in this current situation. She could not waste any more time. She had to listen to her brother-in-law; she must listen to her brother-in-law.

“Alright!” Long Wanyu nodded vigorously while crying. “Brother-in-Law, sorry. I did not expect things to go so bad!”

The blood dragon behind was already rushing over.

“Hurry!” Gu Hai urged.

Crack!

Long Wanyu crushed the sword talisman and soared up.

Bang!

The sword talisman formed a sword-shaped azure light, ripped the barrier open, and shot out.

“Princess!” Sima Feng yelled in pleasant surprise. He immediately pulled Long Wanyu aboard the flying ship.

“Brother-in-Law!” Long Wanyu looked down anxiously.

Gu Hai flew to where Long Wanyu exited, but the tear had already mended.

As Gu Hai held the black jade talisman that the Unborn Man left behind, he crashed into the barrier.

Boom!

Gu Hai bounced back.

“It’s useless? I can’t get out?” Gu Hai showed a bitter expression.

Right below, the blood dragon had its mouth gaping wide as it closed the distance to Gu Hai.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for December: 33 / 50

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