EIF - Book 04 Chapter 104: Divine Palace
After Gongyang Sheng and Sima Changkong ripped the holy Dao scripture, the golden words entered their bodies. Although they each had only half, every character was precious. They were like the voice of heaven entering their bodies, explaining the supreme truth of the world.
Gongyang Sheng glared at Sima Changkong. Initially, he could have monopolized this windfall. However, Sima Changkong took half away.
After the two’s aura peaked, they did not dare to linger.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu was still around. Despite the golden characters entering their bodies, they were far from comprehending the words. They did not want to clash with Imperial Emperor Xi Yu now.
The two’s figures flashed, instantly diving into the white ocean of noble spirit to escape.
“Where do you think you are going?!”
Archduke Xi Kang felt both anxious and furious.
Long Shenwu knocked Qin Zibai and Archduke Xi Kang back with a palm strike. Then, he gave the distant Gu Hai a meaningful look before his figure flashed, diving into the noble spirit ocean as well.
The Qian Nation’s people quickly fled.
Even the Great Light Sovereign Deity had also fled by now. Only Imperial Emperor Xi Yu reigned supreme in Major Metropolitan City. Furthermore, he had not used the power of his nation yet. He was practically untouchable.
Qin Zibai, the Chang Clan members, the Bat Ancestor, Archduke Xi Kang, and the others felt furious.
Everything in the Slaughter Nation’s palace belongs to us. Yet, we lost the two holy Dao scriptures?
No one chased after the Qian Nation’s people. The ripped holy Dao scripture was gone for good. So what if they caught up? The most important thing was to grasp the current opportunity—the ice mountain in Gu Hai’s hand.
The moment the ice mountain touched Gu Hai’s hand, he knew that it had been refined, as it started to merge perfectly with his kidney aperture. When that happened, surging cold energy immediately gushed out.
Gu Hai felt his entire body freeze stiff in just an instant.
Frost covered all his internal organs.
The various deity palaces quickly sent out energy to suppress the cold energy, especially the fire deity palace.
The fire deity waved, sending out surging inextinguishable divine flame.
An intense flame surged out, pushing back the cold energy. However, the ice mountain had just merged with Gu Hai, far from reaching complete refinement. It immediately counterattacked, making even more cold energy appear.
Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack!
The insides of Gu Hai’s body quickly froze.
However, the intense fire continued burning. Furthermore, there was still the Samādhi True Flame. He could fight back with that.
Gu Hai smiled bitterly. He did not have the courage to do that.
While the fire deity palace could resist the cold energy, what about the other deity palaces? The other parts of his body definitely had already been damaged by the cold. Perhaps he could block the ice mountain with the Samādhi True Flame. However, the Samādhi True Flame might also end up damaging his body.
Gu Hai did not dare to unleash the Samādhi True Flame, only letting the various deity palaces resist.
The ice mountain entered the water deity palace in his kidney aperture.
Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack!
Gu Hai’s water deity palace instantly froze. The cold energy continued spreading throughout his body, covering his entire body in frost.
“Great Light Sovereign Deity!” Bing Ji glared at the departing Great Light Sovereign Deity.
How could she not know the Great Light Sovereign Deity’s intention? He was trying to sabotage Gu Hai. If he gave the ice mountain to Gu Hai and Gu Hai died, he could not be blamed for it. After all, he gave Gu Hai a treasure, and it would be Gu Hai’s own incompetence that led to his death.
If Gu Hai did not die, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu would definitely snatch the ice mountain away. Bing Ji checked his body earlier and discovered that the ice mountain had already merged with his kidney aperture. If Imperial Emperor Xi Yu wanted to take it out, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu would have to take out Gu Hai’s kidney aperture and water deity palace with it.
With the kidney aperture gone, Gu Hai would be dead, if not crippled.
The Great Light Sovereign Deity was too insidious.
Crack! Crack! Crack!
Frost filled Gu Hai’s entire body. Bing Ji leaned on Gu Hai, generating a suction in her hand to remove some of the cold energy in his body.
However, the ice mountain’s energy was endless. She only barely managed to remove a small portion of it.
“Bing Ji, thank you,” Gu Hai said with a bitter smile.
“Your Majesty saved this subject’s life. However, this is all this subject can do,” Bing Ji said bitterly.
Gu Hai shook his head.
“Gu Hai, hand over the ice mountain!” The glaring Bat Ancestor suddenly flew over.
“How bold of you, Gu Hai! Hand over the ice mountain!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu flew over as well.
Under Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s watch, various experts charged at Gu Hai. The Yuan Nation experts seemed to want to skin Gu Hai alive.
“Your Majesty, we can’t take out this ice mountain,” Bing Ji said with a bitter smile.
As the various experts came over, Gu Hai showed a sullen expression. “There will be a way. However, the situation is rather problematic. We can’t leave anymore.”
“You are seeking death!” Dongfang Bubai suddenly snorted coldly.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
Many threaded needles instantly shot towards these experts.
The experts’ expressions changed, especially Archduke Xi Kang and the Chang Clan members. They either blocked or dodged in horror.
However, the Bat Ancestor showed a ferocious expression as he knocked away the threaded needles, wanting to charge down.
Will I get captured by these people? Gu Hai’s eyelids twitched wildly.
Now, there was simply no way to leave. Everyone had their eyes on him, including Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.
While Dongfang Bubai was incredible, he could not block Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.
“Your Majesty!” Bing Ji appeared anxious.
Gu Hai narrowed his eyes while enduring the frost in his body. Then, a golden Go stone appeared in his right hand.
“Oh? The main controls of the Thirty Line-Pair World Ritual Array!” The distant Mo Yike felt slightly startled.
Gu Hai gently tapped on the Go stone with his finger, and a loud sound came from the ritual array.
A strong force immediately yanked Gu Hai to the fog pillar in the center of Major Metropolitan City.
The earlier three fog pillars connected the ground to the sky, charging towards the Civil Palace, the Military Palace, and the Divine Palace.
This particular fog pillar headed for the Divine Palace but had not yet smashed it open.
The ritual array had tugged Gu Hai into the pillar while he carried Bing Ji.
Just as everyone felt it was strange, Gu Hai and Bing Ji appeared in the sky. This time, they had entered the Slaughter Nation’s palace.
“What?!” Everyone raised their head in shock.
Gu Hai and Bing Ji landed near the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body in the image of the Slaughter Nation’s palace.
“You bastard!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s expression suddenly changed.
The Divine Palace?
The Divine Palace has not broken open yet. He found the path to the Divine Palace?
Furthermore, only Gu Hai knows the way?
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu immediately charged into that fog pillar.
The Bat Ancestor, the Chang Clan members, Archduke Xi Kang, Qin Zibai, and others rushed after him.
Everyone came back out of the fog pillar. However, they did not enter the Slaughter Nation’s palace.
“That’s impossible. Why can Gu Hai enter while we cannot?” Archduke Xi Kang said with a fierce expression.
“His Reverence could not enter, either?” Qin Zibai’s expression changed.
More experts tried to charge in. However, they came back out of the fog pillar. No one could enter.
“Mo Yike, what’s going on?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu suddenly appeared beside Mo Yike.
Mo Yike showed a faint, bitter smile. “Although this subject learned about this ritual array from Gu Hai for some time, I am still far from comprehending it. This ritual array is strange and mysterious. I cannot explain it very clearly. Perhaps it formed a tunnel connecting to the Slaughter Nation’s palace. However, only Gu Hai understands this tunnel.”
“Can you find this tunnel?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu asked.
Mo Yike shook his head.
“Is there any other way to enter?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said.
“Your Majesty, did you learn anything when you entered earlier?” Mo Yike asked with a frown.
“There is a segment of pillar above that is more illusory,” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said with a frown.
“That is where the illusory connects to the material. Your Majesty, the space there is weaker. Perhaps you can give that place a try. Other than that, this subject has no other ideas,” Mo Yike said bitterly.
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu frowned and was about to nod when a loud commotion appeared in the distance. “It happened again! Another person entered!”
Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s face sank as he turned his head to look.
Mister Dongfang seemed to have a transparent blue thread on his finger. He pulled on that thread and followed it. After he circled the fog pillar for a while, his figure flashed, vanishing. In the next moment, he appeared in the Slaughter Nation’s palace in the sky, not far from Gu Hai.
“Mister Dongfang entered?” Mo Yike’s expression changed.
“Mister Dongfang? He left a lifespan cultivator’s secret technique on Gu Hai and entered by following him.” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s eyes narrowed slightly.
“What? Then, isn’t Mister Gu in danger?” Mo Yike’s expression changed.
Just at this moment, two more figures charged in.
“Long Wanyu? Didn’t she leave already?” Mo Yike said in shock.
It was Ye Shenzhen carrying Long Wanyu. Their figures flashed, entering the fog pillar.
In a forest outside the city, Long Shenwu, Gongyang Sheng, and Sima Changkong goggled at the city.
“Has Ye Shenzhen gone mad? To think that he is taking such risks with Long Wanyu?” Long Shenwu’s expression changed.
Sima Changkong gaped. “Prince, look at the princess’s finger. She has a transparent blue thread as well, similar to Mister Dongfang’s.”
“They entered? Ye Shenzhen and Princess Wanyu entered as well?” Gongyang Sheng raised his eyebrows.
Gu Hai and Bing Ji immediately entered the Slaughter Nation’s palace.
The two stumbled onto the Divine Palace’s plaza in the Slaughter Nation’s palace.
Statue-like bodies stood around them, showing no signs of life. However, they gave off a surging, baleful aura.
“Your Majesty, we…we entered?” Bing Ji exclaimed.
Gu Hai raised his head and looked at the surroundings.
The sky appeared gray. While the outside could see in, they could not see Major Metropolitan City. After taking one glance, Gu Hai no longer cared.
“Alright, we are safe for now. Although that ice mountain entered my kidney aperture, I cannot bear it for much longer. I need to take it out right away. Otherwise, my kidneys will freeze. This is a rather peaceful place. We need to hurry,” Gu Hai said with a bitter smile.
Bing Ji showed an unsightly expression. While Gu Hai did not recognize this mountain, Bing Ji did. There was no taking out this ice mountain. This was no ice mountain but an ice spirit.
Just as Bing Ji was at a loss as to how to explain this, a cold voice suddenly rang out. “Take it out? Hehehehe! How about I help you take it out?”
“Mister Dongfang?” Gu Hai’s face sank.
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