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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 109: Investiture of the Gods

Whoosh!

When Gu Hai pulled off the silk cloth, everyone looked.

It was not just Ye Shenzhen, Bing Ji, and Long Wanyu. Nearly everyone in Major Metropolitan City goggled.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s attacks on the independent world’s walls caused massive shock waves. However, all the experts could still see clearly. The battle between the Unborn Man and Lifespan Dongfang stunned many people.

“To think that Mister Gu had such a contingency plan?” Many people revealed expressions of pleasant surprise.

Everyone held their breath when Gu Hai pulled off the silk cloth while the cracks increased.

What could it be?

The two stools had held the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s most precious treasures. One was Blood Prison, which Imperial Emperor Xi Yu already took. What was the other?

When Gu Hai pulled off the silk cloth, there were no bright lights or aura at all, just a scroll.

“Is it a holy Dao scripture?”

“No, there is no noble spirit at all.”

“It’s a golden scroll. Is that an edict? There is just an edict?”

The Major Metropolitan City citizens appeared shocked. After all their great anticipation, it was just an edict? A heavenly dynasty’s edict?

Why did the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor place it there?

“Look! There are some words on that edict!”

The many Major Metropolitan City citizens goggled. They saw Gu Hai slowly picking up that edict, showing some golden characters on it.

“Investiture of the Gods?” Gu Hai goggled as he read those words.

“Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough!” Gu Hai coughed. The words on the outside of the edict were “Investiture of the Gods”?

“How could it be the Investiture of the Gods? What is the point of this? Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough!” Ye Shenzhen coughed, appearing anxious.

Bing Ji also appeared incredibly shocked. Clearly, the great anticipation resulted in deep disappointment.

“The old fogey also has an Investiture of the Gods. However, he never lets anyone see it,” Long Wanyu said while wiping her tears.

“Oh? The Qian Heavenly Emperor also has an Investiture of the Gods?” Gu Hai asked as he looked at Long Wanyu in shock.

When seeing these four words, Gu Hai felt somewhat excited. After all, he had seen television dramas back on Earth. The Investiture of the Gods was like a divine item that conferred people with titles of gods and demons.

What’s going on? The Investiture of the Gods is not an enchanted treasure, and there are many of them?

Gu Hai stared at Ye Shenzhen. After all, Ye Shenzhen was the more knowledgeable among them.

“Yes. Every heavenly dynasty has an Investiture of the Gods. The Investiture of the Gods is not an enchanted treasure. Instead, it is an edict that installs the various officials. It is a special edict that records all the appointments of officials in a heavenly dynasty. Every time an appointment changes hands, the official’s position on the Investiture of the Gods also changes. It is connected to the blessings cloud sea, but it does not hold much power,” Ye Shenzhen said with a bitter smile.

“It is an edict that installs all the officials? Have you come in contact with it before?” Gu Hai asked with a frown.

“Me? Cough! Cough Cough! How can this lowly one have that kind of authority? I have only seen His Holy Eminence using it from afar,” Ye Shenzhen said with a bitter smile.

“You have never come in contact with it before. So, how do you know that it is useless?” Gu Hai said.

“Cough! Cough! Cough!”

As Gu Hai coughed, he unfurled the Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty’s Investiture of the Gods.

Whoosh!

Tiny golden characters immediately came out of the scroll and floated in the air.

The words “Investiture of the Gods” hovered at the highest point, with countless densely packed, tiny characters below it. There were too many characters, dazzling one when one looked at it.

The first row of characters has the words “National beast’s prime, Ma Sanyan.”

Further down were “Deputy Minister of Rites, XXX,” “Deputy Minister of War, XXX,” “White Mounted General, XXX.” 

The dense, tiny characters started with the official appointments, followed by names.

“Cough! Cough! Cough! Hall Master Gu, you can see for yourself. It is just a list of the Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty’s officials. It is not of much use,” Ye Shenzhen said with a bitter smile while coughing.

Gu Hai frowned slightly as he looked at the Investiture of the Gods, his face sinking.

Boom!

The impacts from outside grew stronger. It looked like Imperial Emperor Xi Yu would soon break the walls of this independent world.

“I’ll go inside and take a look. Perhaps there is something there that can block Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. Cough! Cough! Cough!” Bing Ji said with a bitter smile.

“Block Imperial Emperor Xi Yu? Hah! That is impossible. With such force, he must have used the power of the Yuan Nation to push himself to his peak. No one can do anything about him,” Ye Shenzhen said in despair.

“Bing Ji, is there any way to take out the ice mountain in me?” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

Bing Ji shook her head and said, “This is an ice spirit. It has already merged with you, and you can no longer take it out without taking out your kidneys. However…” 

Gu Hai’s eyelids twitched wildly.

Boom!

Another loud report rang out, and an explosion occurred in the cracks in the sky. Crimson light instantly filled the space as an immense aura pressed down.

Rumble…!

The space inside shook intensely. Countless crimson saber qi rampaged through the place. However, the wantonly flying saber qi suddenly stopped when they reached Gu Hai.

Blargh! Blargh!

Bing Ji and Ye Shenzhen vomited another mouthful of blood.

While Long Wanyu supported Gu Hai, she did not feel any pressure from the aura, none at all.

Is Imperial Emperor Xi Yu taking care of Long Wanyu and myself?

That’s impossible. Gu Hai did not believe that Imperial Emperor Xi Yu was that nice.

Whoosh!

Then, Gu Hai’s group saw Imperial Emperor Xi Yu slowly walk out of the flaring crimson light.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu radiated a bright golden light. The space around him seemed to twist and tremble. At this moment, he was like a sun, inspiring an urge to submit to him.

“It broke! Excellent! The Slaughter Nation’s imperial palace!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu stepped into the Slaughter Nation’s imperial palace.

Bing Ji and Ye Shenzhen had already turned pale. Now, even Long Wanyu felt some pressure, trembling as a result. However, Gu Hai did not feel any pressure at all. His injuries aside, he was the only one who was fine.

Gu Hai’s face suddenly sank as he looked at the Investiture of the Gods in his hand. Is it because of this?

Whoosh! Imperial Emperor Xi Yu flew over.

“Don’t come over!” Surging fire suddenly erupted from Gu Hai’s palm, immediately surrounding the Investiture of the Gods.

“Huh?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s face suddenly sank. His eyes turned cold as he stared at Gu Hai.

Indeed, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu wants this Investiture of the Gods.

“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, I, Qian Nation envoy Gu Hai, accompanied Princess Wanyu to the Yuan Nation as a sign of friendship between our nations, and this is how Imperial Emperor Xi Yu treats us?” Gu Hai suddenly said.

The pressure was so strong that Long Wanyu trembled; she looked at Imperial Emperor Xi Yu in horror.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu waved. Then, the surging aura suddenly withdrew, and the surrounding crimson light returned to Blood Prison.

“Qian Nation envoy? Ha! How would you like us to treat you?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said coldly.

“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, you want the Investiture of the Gods in my hand, right? Cough! Cough! Cough!” Gu Hai said coldly while enduring his injuries.

At this moment, he did not want to beat about the bush. The fire in his palm surrounded the Investiture of the Gods as he looked coldly at Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.

“Oh?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu narrowed his eyes.

“Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, the Qian Nation came with sincerity, but all we got is the Yuan Nation’s humiliation at every turn? We do not ask for anything more, just safe passage back. Will Imperial Emperor Xi Yu grant us that?” Gu Hai asked seriously.

“The Yuan Nation has yet to receive you properly, and you want to leave already? It’s good that Princess Wanyu is back. Since she is back, you can forget about leaving,” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said indifferently.

“Xi Yu, how dare you? Do you want to anger His Holy Eminence into coming to kill you?” Ye Shenzhen suddenly demanded furiously while glaring.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu stepped onto the plaza. Then, he said coldly, “The Qian Heavenly Emperor? Bring it on. Furthermore, the Qian Nation will no longer be in this world in a few more days.”

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As Imperial Emperor Xi Yu spoke, he walked towards the group.

“Don’t come closer. I have shaky hands. Don’t blame me if it gets burned,” Gu Hai said with a cold smile.

Whoosh!

The fire in Gu Hai’s hand immediately moved towards the Investiture of the Gods.

“Haha! Go on and burn it. Burning it is fine!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu continued walking forward.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu does not fear Gu Hai burning the Investiture of the Gods?

Bing Ji’s and Ye Shenzhen’s expressions changed. Does Imperial Emperor Xi Yu not care about this Investiture of the Gods?

However, Gu Hai smiled. Does he not care? If he truly did not care, he would not be wasting time on words now.

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Boom!

Suddenly, the fire in Gu Hai’s hand burned a row of golden characters at the top.

“National beast’s prime, Ma Sanyan.”

Boom!

These five words suddenly burned.

In that instant, the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body on the throne behind exploded without any warning.

The huge explosion knocked Bing Ji and Ye Shenzhen into the air.

Countless citizens outside goggled.

The expressions of Archduke Xi Kang, the Bat Ancestor, Qin Zibai, and the others, who had just charged in, changed.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor exploded?

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body exploded?

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s expression immediately turned stiff and sullen. Now, he stopped walking.

The explosion of the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body also sent Gu Hai flying. Fortunately, he managed to land stably with Long Wanyu’s support.

“Brother-in-Law, why did the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body explode?” Long Wanyu asked in shock.

Gu Hai had his eyes on the Investiture of the Gods. Then, he raised his head to look at the nearby Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. Suddenly, his eyes narrowed.

“So, this Investiture of the Gods is connected to all the bodies here. If the Investiture of the Gods gets destroyed, the five million Divine Blood Army soldiers’ bodies will also explode. And you, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu, want these bodies? Hah! Hahahahaha! Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough!” Gu Hai coughed while laughing.

To think that I managed to find a path to survival at the last moment.

“Your Reverence!” The Bat Ancestor and the others immediately flew over to stand behind Imperial Emperor Xi Yu and looked around excitedly.

The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers’ bodies all had fierce expressions. More importantly, there were the surrounding palace halls. There had to be plenty of treasures in them.

Only Imperial Emperor Xi Yu remained staring at Gu Hai sullenly.

“Haha! Gu Hai, you can’t escape now, right?” Archduke Xi Kang said ferociously.

“And Bing Ji as well. Humph! Haha!” The Bat Ancestor revealed a savage expression.

Everyone looked like they wanted to charge forward.

Whoosh!

Gu Hai moved his hand closer to the Investiture of the Gods. Imperial Emperor Xi Yu immediately flung out his sleeves, blocking the Bat Ancestor, Archduke Xi Kang, and the others.

“Your Reverence?” Everyone looked at Imperial Emperor Xi Yu in confusion.

However, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu just continued looking at Gu Hai sullenly.

“Gu Hai? I have heard Mo Yike mention you several times. Indeed, a young hero!” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu said with a sullen tone.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for January: 43 / 50

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