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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 115: Mo Yike Awaits

When Bing Ji saw Gu Hai fall asleep, she walked out of the room while biting her lip.

She walked to the brook outside the house and looked to the east.

“Has Gu Hai drunk it?” Bing Ji suddenly heard a stern voice.

Some resistance flashed in Bing Ji’s eyes as she nodded. “He drank it.”

That stern voice rang out again. “Well done!”

“However, why are we giving him the Mind Conceding Soup?” Bing Ji asked.

The stern voice rang out again. “You don’t need to know too much. Just do as I say. Give him another bowl in the future!”

Bing Ji appeared reluctant.

“Do you hear me?” the stern voice pressed.

“Yes, yes!” Bing Ji nodded, appearing to be somewhat fearful.

“Alright!” The stern voice sounded satisfied. Then, there was nothing more.

As Bing Ji looked to the east, she showed a complicated expression in her eyes.

Bing Ji’s expression only recovered to normal when she did not hear that stern voice for some time.

Bing Ji opened her mouth and spat out a clump of blue energy.

Whoosh!

The instant the clump of blue energy appeared, vast amounts of frost and snow appeared in the surroundings. The ambient temperature plummeted. This clump of blue energy was the ice spirit king’s souls.

The ice spirit king’s souls seemed to be pleading for mercy, but Bing Ji just narrowed her eyes.

Buzz!

Suddenly, a crow-shaped image came out of Bing Ji’s forehead. However, this crow was entirely snow-white, a white crow.

Caw!

The crow opened its beak to swallow the ice spirit king’s souls.

“Roar! Roar! Roar! Roar! Roar!” The ice spirit king’s souls tried to resist. However, the white crow still managed to swallow them under Bing Ji’s control.

Then, the white crow suddenly released glacial energy. All its feathers turned crystalline and transparent.

“Frost Crow Deity! You finally gained some resistance?” Bing Ji said while biting her lips.

Caw!

The Frost Crow Deity let out a drawn-out cry.

Whoosh!

Suddenly, countless large white frost crows flew out of Bing Ji’s sleeves and circled her like a well-trained army. These frost crows did not seem intelligent, more like puppets with dull eyes.

However, the Frost Crow Deity suddenly spewed out cold energy.

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

The pupils of these frost crows suddenly constricted, and they came to life.

Caw! Caw! Caw! Caw! Nearly ten thousand frost crows cried out excitedly.

“Return to my sleeves!” Bing Ji flung her sleeves out.

Whoosh!

Nearly ten thousand frost crows flew into Bing Ji’s sleeves and vanished.

The cold energy around the Frost Crow Deity increased. Then, it flapped its wings and flew into Bing Ji’s forehead.

Whoosh!

Tough ice immediately encased Bing Ji, only melting after two hours or so.

“Indeed, the ice spirit king’s souls are not that easy to refine. However, I managed to form the Frost Crow Deity thanks to His Majesty. Furthermore, my cultivation increased so much as well. To think that I am about to reach the Middle Heavenly Palace Realm! How could this be? Isn’t the Ji Clan’s coital cultivation technique the best in the world? Although I only have a portion of it, it should not…” Bing Ji appeared confused as she looked at her hands.

Just at this moment, Gu Hai came out of the house.

“Your Majesty!” Bing Ji greeted respectfully.

Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji with a complicated expression. Eventually, he nodded.

“Where is this?” Gu Hai asked.

“We are in an abandoned house in a valley to the west of Major Metropolitan City,” Bing Ji replied with her head down, still feeling guilty and restless.

Gu Hai nodded. “How long have we been here?”

“Almost a month.”

“Oh? Almost a month? Yet, the Bat Ancestor and Archduke Xi Kang still have not found this place? To think that they did not search the west. Mo Yike should have guessed that I did not go east.” Gu Hai frowned slightly.

“This subject does not know more.” Bing Ji shook her head.

“We should not stay here for long. Prepare to leave,” Gu Hai said after taking a deep breath.

“Yes!”

“Oh, right. Are your injuries healed yet?” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

A complicated expression flashed across Bing Ji’s face as she nodded. “For some reason, they are all healed.”

“It’s good that they are healed. Before we left, I told you to collect Ma Sanyan’s body. Do you still have it?” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

Bing Ji waved.

Whoosh!

A body suddenly appeared in front of Gu Hai.

“Your Majesty, why did you want Ma Sanyan’s body?” Bing Ji asked, feeling curious.

Gu Hai smiled. “The horse prime? No, this is the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body.”

This startled Bing Ji. “Ah?”

“When I burned Ma Sanyan’s entry in the Investiture of the Gods, the one that exploded was the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor. That proved that the one sitting on the throne was Ma Sanyan, and this is very likely the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor,” Gu Hai said with narrowed eyes.

“However, this body has a third eye,” the astonished Bing Ji argued.

Gu Hai approached and extended his hand. The body before him seemed to have a human-skin mask. He tore it off, revealing the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s face.

“This…” Bing Ji goggled.

“The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor swapped places with Ma Sanyan as a precaution. Furthermore, I observed the position where this body stood. The battalion commanders were standing around this body as though escorting it. Would Ma Sanyan require escorts like that?”

“The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body? But what use is it?” Bing Ji asked, feeling confused.

“I don’t know. I also do not know why Imperial Emperor Xi Yu cares about those bodies so much. However, we should keep the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body first.” Gu Hai shook his head.

Extending his hand, Gu Hai took out a coffin and placed the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s body in it before storing it in a storage item.

“Alright, we should go,” Gu Hai said.

“Yes!” Bing Ji nodded.

The two did not bring up the matter of coital cultivating to treat their injuries.

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Whoosh!

Bing Ji and Gu Hai were weaving through a forest when bats suddenly flew across the sky in the distance.

“The Bat Ancestor? The Bat Ancestor and the others finally realized and stopped focusing on the east?” Bing Ji frowned slightly.

“That tunnel delayed them for a month. That is sufficient already. However…” Gu Hai frowned as he looked at various strange figures flying in the sky.

Based on those figures’ attire, they were the Divine Blood Army soldiers’ bodies.

“Did they come to life?” Gu Hai narrowed his eyes.

“No, they are zombies!” Bing Ji’s expression suddenly changed.

“Zombies?” Gu Hai looked at Bing Ji.

“I understand now! I understand why Imperial Emperor Xi Yu wanted those bodies. He could forge them into zombies. That’s right, when he fought the Great Light Sovereign Deity, the Great Light Sovereign Deity mentioned that he cultivated the Yinggou Art. The zombie ancestor, Yinggou?” Bing Ji’s expression changed further.

“Yingguo?” Gu Hai frowned slightly.

“Yes. All zombies in the world can be classified into four types: yinggou zombies, jiangchen zombies, hanba zombies, and houqing zombies. The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers’ bodies all turned into yinggou zombies!” Bing Ji’s expression changed again.

“An army of five million zombies?” Gu Hai’s face sank.

“They should be looking for us, Your Majesty,” Bing Ji said worriedly.

As Gu Hai looked at a distant foggy region, he frowned.

“Your Majesty? Your Majesty?” Bing Ji called out.

Gu Hai said with narrowed eyes, “They found us.”

“Ah?” This slightly startled Bing Ji.

“That foggy region in front is the Twenty-Nine Line-Pair World Ritual Array. Mister Mo already found us. Excellent fellow,” Gu Hai said.

“Mo Yike? He is waiting for us?” Bing Ji exclaimed.

“Come on, let’s go over,” Gu Hai said.

“However, Your Majesty, why are you so sure that they found us? We have not shown ourselves for the past few days,” Bing Ji asked worriedly.

“Let’s go.” Gu Hai smiled faintly and did not explain.

The two continued weaving through the forest, quickly arriving at the foggy region.

Rumble…!

When Gu Hai arrived at that foggy region, the fog churned and revealed an opening, letting him enter.

Bing Ji still felt slightly apprehensive, but Gu Hai immediately stepped in.

The moment Gu Hai entered, an immortal crane cloud beast appeared.

Mo Yike’s voice rang out. “Mister Gu, it has been a long time.”

“Mister Mo, sorry to keep you waiting.” Gu Hai smiled.

Gu Hai stepped onto the immortal crane cloud beast with Bing Ji. Then, the immortal crane cloud beast carried the two to a floating island in the sky.

A black-robed Mo Yike gave Gu Hai a slight bow.

At this moment, one hundred thousand zombies hovered around Mo Yike.

Bing Ji felt slightly worried.

“Mister Gu, you are truly courageous. Right now, the four major clans of my Yuan Nation are searching for you in full force. However, Mister Gu dared to walk right into a trap?” Mo Yike said with a smile.

“If Mister Mo wanted to capture me, would you have waited until today?” Gu Hai smiled.

Mo Yike looked at Gu Hai for a while before eventually sighing, “Indeed, it is as expected. Everyone thought that Mister Gu would die. However, I firmly believed that Mister Gu would be fine.”

“Oh? Why?” Gu Hai smiled.

“Mister Gu’s eyes. That day, you did not show any despair in your eyes.” Mo Yike smiled.

“Mister Mo is indeed observant.” Gu Hai smiled back.

“There is a twenty-nine line-pair Go board here. If Mister Gu does not consider me beneath notice, how about we have a match?” Mo Yike invited.

There was a twenty-nine line-pair Go board in front of Mo Yike.

Gu Hai took a look and smiled faintly. “There is nothing that I wish for more.”

Bing Ji showed a complicated expression as she saw Gu Hai and Mo Yike sit across from each other.

“Mister Gu, please make the first move.” Mo Yike smiled.

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“I shall not stand on ceremony, then.” Gu Hai nodded.

Gu Hai picked up a black Go stone and played it on tengen.

Mo Yike took a look. Then, he picked up a white Go stone and played his move as well.

“Mister Gu, things won’t be peaceful for you for a while,” Mo Yike sighed.

“Oh? The four major clans and the Bat Ancestor are pursuing me with these zombies?” Gu Hai said.

Mo Yike nodded. “One hundred thousand for each major clan and the Bat Ancestor. Every zombie at the Heavenly Palace Realm.”

“Oh?” Gu Hai smiled faintly.

The two chatted as they played. Bing Ji stood at the side, curiously checking out the zombie army.

“The Yuan Imperial Dynasty has already made allies?” Gu Hai ventured in a deep voice.

“Oh?” Mo Yike looked at Gu Hai with narrowed eyes.

“Surely you don’t think that I expect an imperial dynasty to face a heavenly dynasty alone, right?” Gu Hai smiled.

Mo Yike took a deep breath and nodded. “Indeed, nothing can be hidden from Mister Gu. That’s right. The Yuan Imperial Dynasty has allied with two other imperial dynasties and two middle-tier sects. We intend to march north and split the Qian Heavenly Dynasty between us.”

“Three imperial emperors and two Dao lords? Hah! You must have been planning for a long time.” A gleam flashed in Gu Hai’s eyes.

[TL Note: Dao lord seems to be the title for the sect master of a middle-tier sect, just like how an imperial dynasty’s emperor is called an imperial emperor.]

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“I wonder, is Mister Gu willing to join us and split the Qian Nation?” Mo Yike asked with a smile.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for January: 49 / 50

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