EIF - Book 04 Chapter 072: Coincidentally Finding Gongyang Sheng
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu dealt with the battle at Five Sacred Mountains Academy with just one finger?
Nearly all the citizens’ expressions changed. Then, they revealed excitement.
“Your Reverence! Your Reverence is mighty!”
“Long live Your Reverence! May Your Reverence live for ten thousand years!”
“It’s His Reverence? His Reverence made a move?”
The citizens felt shocked as well as excited. Just one finger. Imperial Emperor Xi Yu used just one finger to end the intense battle. The incredibly strong Bat Ancestor could not even compare to a finger of Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.
The citizens showed pride on their faces. This is the emperor of my Yuan Nation!
In a small courtyard in the city:
Sima Changkong and Long Shenwu raised their eyebrows, looking in the direction of the palace.
“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu?” Long Shenwu said in a serious tone.
“Indeed, there is a world of difference after establishing the Upper Heavenly Palace.” Shock flashed in Sima Changkong’s eyes.
Long Shenwu nodded.
In the city, the anxious Fairy Waner’s figure stopped. Her face lit up with joy when the battle outside the city got interrupted.
Five Sacred Mountains Academy, outside the city:
As snow drifted down, countless bats froze.
When Archduke Xi Kang and the other Yuan Nation officials heard that voice, delight erupted on their faces.
“Salutations, Your Reverence! Long live Your Reverence! May Your Reverence live for ten thousand years!” the officials saluted.
“Ouch! My butt!” Longevity rubbed his butt as he got to his feet.
“That was the power of an Upper Heavenly Palace Realm cultivator earlier? Upper Heavenly Palace Realm?” Purple Subtlety turned his head to the south, slightly startled.
Li Shenji’s expression turned sullen. His figure immediately flashed, rushing to Long Wanyu’s flying ship. Clearly, he wanted to protect her.
“Brother-in-Law, are you alright?” Long Wanyu asked anxiously.
Far away, Gu Hai and Bing Ji moved back. As he turned his head to look in Major Metropolitan City’s direction, he narrowed his eyes slightly, feeling shocked.
Having experienced the strength of the Bat Ancestor, Gu Hai felt that the Bat Ancestor had not gone all out.
Nevertheless, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu managed to flick the strong Bat Ancestor away with one finger.
The Bat Ancestor’s expression changed as he turned his head to look towards the city.
“Xi Yu, weren’t you in closed-door cultivation? Why did you come out to interfere in my business?” the Bat Ancestor asked, feeling depressed.
Clearly, the Bat Ancestor also understood that he was no match for Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.
Far away, at the Great Sigh Palace Hall:
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu returned his right hand into the opposing sleeve as he looked out of the city with a calm expression.
“We were in closed-door cultivation, but you lot disturbed us,” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said indifferently.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s voice was not loud, but it strangely reached Five Sacred Mountains Academy through the drifting snow.
The Bat Ancestor appeared frustrated. Are you blaming me?
“This official deserves ten thousand deaths!” Archduke Xi Kang immediately said bitterly.
Clearly, the main cause of today’s commotion was still Archduke Xi Kang. Such a huge commotion had disturbed his emperor, who was in closed-door cultivation.
“You know about my matter, about how this loathsome lass humiliated me back then! I have to take revenge! Also, that ‘Bring in the Wine’ is gone. I want Gu Hai to write me another one!” the Bat Ancestor called out, as though he was trying to set conditions with Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.
“Huh?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s expression turned cold.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu did not say anything, only staring coldly at the Bat Ancestor. However, this gaze caused the expression of the previously lawless Bat Ancestor to turn stiff, as though the Bat Ancestor felt afraid.
“At most, I won’t force Gu Hai. However, that loathsome lass…” The Bat Ancestor still wanted to bargain.
“Return to your Bat Valley,” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said calmly.
Although Xi Yu spoke calmly, his voice held a tone of undeniable authority.
“I…” The Bat Ancestor felt depressed.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu looked at the Bat Ancestor coldly. This cold gaze seemed to convey a great threat to the Bat Ancestor; the Bat Ancestor opened his mouth a couple of times before he swallowed his words, not daring to say anything more.
“Humph!” the Bat Ancestor snorted coldly. After flinging his sleeves out, he flew to the west of the city.
The Bat Ancestor’s figure vanished in the blink of an eye.
Gu Hai looked towards the distant Imperial Emperor Xi Yu and raised his eyebrows. Despite the Bat Ancestor’s power, the Bat Ancestor does not dare to disobey Imperial Emperor Xi Yu?
Countless citizens in the city looked towards the Great Sigh Palace Hall in reverence.
Their emperor always seemed boundlessly powerful to them.
The Yuan Nation officials heaved sighs of relief.
Just at this moment, Long Wanyu’s flying ship suddenly arrived before Gu Hai.
Gu Hai boarded the flying ship with Bing Ji.
Gu Hai paid attention to the Great Sigh Palace Hall. Hence, he did not notice that Bing Ji’s expression as she looked at him had changed slightly.
After chasing off the Bat Ancestor, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu turned his head and looked at Long Wanyu’s flying ship. “The Qian Nation envoys?”
Before Gu Hai’s group could say anything, Archduke Xi Kang said respectfully, “Your Reverence, these are the Qian Nation envoys. Your Reverence was in closed-door cultivation, so this official did not go there to interrupt. We received them at Five Sacred Mountains Academy. Unexpectedly…”
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu looked at the city and noticed the Profound Light Mirrors displaying the situation in Five Sacred Mountains Academy.
He immediately understood everything.
“Mo Yike!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu called out suddenly.
“This official is present!” Mo Yike promptly stepped forward from the group of Yuan Nation officials.
“We cannot be interrupted in this closed-door cultivation session. Mo Yike shall take charge of receiving the Qian Nation envoys. You are not to breach the Yuan Nation’s etiquette,” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu instructed.
“This official obeys!” Mo Yike said respectfully.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s order made Archduke Xi Kang’s expression change.
Archduke Xi Kang always managed such matters. To think that the emperor appointed Mo Yike instead. This clearly indicated dissatisfaction towards Archduke Xi Kang.
However, Archduke Xi Kang had botched the earlier reception. The emperor already showed great mercy by not criticizing him, so Archduke Xi Kang could not object.
After Imperial Emperor Xi Yu gave Mo Yike the instruction, he glanced at Archduke Xi Kang.
This glance caused Archduke Xi Kang to turn ashen. He lowered his head and did not dare to say anything.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu turned to the flying ship.
“This matter is over for us. I’ll leave it to Mo Yike to receive everyone. Please forgive us!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said seriously.
Long Wanyu frowned. She still seemed discontented over the earlier danger to her brother-in-law and was about to argue back.
Gu Hai pulled on Long Wanyu and shook his head.
“Brother-in-Law, why are you pulling on me? I still have not said my piece yet. If being in the Yuan Nation is so dangerous, we should just go back!” Long Wanyu immediately yelled.
“Never mind!” Gu Hai shook his head.
After all, he still had to find Gongyang Sheng. This was not the time to leave yet.
Long Wanyu was about to seek justice for her brother-in-law, but he told her to disregard it. Thus, she could only repress her feelings and forgive Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu did not even wait for Long Wanyu’s forgiveness, directly turning away and entering the Great Sigh Palace Hall.
“Huh?” Long Wanyu glared and felt furious.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu just turned and left?
However, Mo Yike stepped forward.
“Princess Wanyu, Mister Gu, Battalion Commander Li, please forgive us. His Reverence is currently in closed-door cultivation. It was already hard for His Reverence to come out and resolve this misunderstanding. Please forgive us,” Mo Yike said with a smile.
“Humph!” Long Wanyu snorted coldly, still upset.
Li Shenji showed a cold expression.
“Mister Mo, it has been a long time!” Gu Hai said with a smile.
When Gu Hai spoke, trying to help smooth things over, Mo Yike looked at him gratefully.
“Indeed. After parting previously, I have not played Go with Mister Gu in a long time. I have been anticipating our rematch. Mister Gu, Princess Wanyu, Battalion Commander Li, it is already late. How about we enter the city first and rest at my residence?” Mo Yike said, making arrangements.
Long Wanyu still felt angry and was somewhat unwilling.
“Alright. We shall trouble Mister Mo, then,” Gu Hai immediately replied.
Since her brother-in-law agreed, Long Wanyu could only say, “Alright. Make sure no one sneak-attacks us!”
“That won’t happen, not at all. Many thanks, Mister Gu!” Mo Yike looked at Gu Hai with gratitude.
“Purple Subtlety and Longevity, how about you come with us?” Gu Hai called out to the two, who had shrunk back to their original size.
“Will there be food?” Purple Subtlety’s eyes lit up.
“Until you are full!” Mo Yike immediately said with a bitter smile.
These two seemed to eat constantly. However, since Gu Hai’s “Chivalrous Legends” and “Bring in the Wine,” Mo Yike felt very curious about them.
Mo Yike knew how capable Gu Hai was. How could the people that Gu Hai praised be ordinary? Gluttons? It was not that simple, right?
After Mo Yike’s invitation, everyone followed him to the city.
This left an ice-and-snow-covered Five Sacred Mountains Academy in a sorry state.
Archduke Xi Kang looked at his academy and showed a cold smile. Then, he turned his head to look in the direction that Gu Hai’s flying ship had taken, hatred flashing in his eyes.
“Chivalrous Legends”? “Bring in the Wine”?
After today, these poems would be famous—and he along with them. He would be a host who needed his guests to provide wine and food, who vilified heroes, a vile person who was stingy with money.
“Chivalrous Legends” and “Bring in the Wine” raised the image of Gu Hai, Purple Subtlety, and Longevity and trampled on Archduke Xi Kang. How could Archduke Xi Kang feel good about it? More importantly, his scheme completely embarrassed the Yuan Imperial Dynasty. Even the emperor now harbored ill feelings towards him. How could Archduke Xi Kang not hate Gu Hai?
The sky slowly turned dark. However, the citizens all still felt incredibly excited.
Due to the two poems, the Bat Ancestor’s attack, and more importantly, the display of their emperor’s strength, the countless citizens would find it hard to sleep tonight.
When Gu Hai’s group arrived at Mo Yike’s residence, Mo Yike did not make any elaborate plans. He just arranged for their accommodations and let Gu Hai’s group rest first.
After everyone was settled, Gu Hai looked at Long Wanyu curiously.
“Wanyu, aren’t you able to differentiate between auspicious and ominous? Why did you not feel anything earlier?” Gu Hai wondered.
“I did not foresee any danger. I don’t know, either.” Long Wanyu shook her head.
“Oh? That’s right. I must be overthinking. This is Major Metropolitan City, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s territory. No matter what, he would make a move. We would not have been in any danger.” Gu Hai nodded.
“However, that Bat Ancestor is really very hateful, truly hateful. Earlier, I was worried that he would come and seek trouble for us later after leaving, so I read the future. It’s fine; he won’t be coming. However, he is currently venting his anger on a man,” Long Wanyu said with loathing.
“Oh? A man?” Gu Hai echoed in confusion.
“Indeed. There’s a white-clad man trapped in a huge pool of blood. Oh! That’s right. I saw that the Bat Ancestor called him Gongyang Sheng,” Long Wanyu said.
“Gongyang Sheng?” Gu Hai gaped in shock.
We…we found him?
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