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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 119: Plot in Vacant City

Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!

The Bat Ancestor and the others fled in terror. Try to snatch the Blazing Sun True Scripture from Ba? What a joke? Even the Great Light Sovereign Deity fled just by her counting to three.

This group retraced its steps. Furthermore, it moved extremely rapidly, racing to the city gate tower it came from.

“Primogenitor, congratulations on obtaining the holy Dao scripture!” A vampire ignorant of what happened went over immediately to pander to the Bat Ancestor.

Slap! The Bat Ancestor slapped that vampire, confusing that vampire for a long time.

“No one is to mention the words ‘holy Dao scripture’ from now on,” Archduke Xi Kang said, feeling depressed as well.

“Yes, yes!” Everyone immediately nodded.

Suppressing the fear and depression in his heart, the Bat Ancestor looked at one of the vampires and said, “You were the one who said that there was news of Bing Ji earlier?”

“Yes, yes!” that vampire immediately said excitedly.

“Oh?” The Bat Ancestor and Archduke Xi Kang exchanged looks.

“Where?” Archduke Xi Kang asked anxiously.

“In Vacant City to the north. Some of Vacant City’s citizens came out and said that they saw Bing Ji. Their description matched the portrait we have. There’s no mistake,” that vampire said.

“Oh? Are you sure?” the Bat Ancestor asked in shock.

“Yes. I even brought back a Vacant City citizen. Does Primogenitor want to interrogate him?”

“You’ve even brought him back?” The Bat Ancestor stared.

Archduke Xi Kang, the Chang Clan elders, and the Bat Ancestor felt slightly excited. Have we finally found her?

Soon, that vampire brought a man over. That man was pale, with slightly bloodshot eyes. When he entered the hall and looked at everyone, he did not appear afraid. However, he seemed to recall something and then pretended to be afraid. His hand even twitched irregularly.

Twitching? The Bat Ancestor and the others smiled faintly. Is he afraid of us?

“Are you a Vacant City citizen?” the Bat Ancestor asked coldly.

“Yes! Yes!” The twitching man nodded.

“You said that you saw Bing Ji?” the Bat Ancestor asked seriously.

“Yes! I saw Milord’s notice and the portrait on it. That woman called herself Bing Ji and carried a coffin around. I could not tell who was in the coffin, but cold energy kept surging out of that coffin. Bing Ji bought many enchanted treasures and sealed the coffin in the city, causing an especially large commotion. There is a volcano under our Vacant City. That cold energy even froze our volcano, driving many shops that rely on the volcano out of business. When they went to reason with her, she beat them away,” that twitching man said with his head lowered.

“Coffin? Was Gu Hai in that coffin? A volcano? Bing Ji could not control the ice mountain, so she used a volcano to suppress it? So, she has not subdued the ice mountain yet?” Archduke Xi Kang’s eyes lit up.

“Hahaha! Excellent! Excellent! Gather everyone. Let’s go. Tell everyone to head for Vacant City!” the Bat Ancestor said excitedly.

The twitching man kept his head lowered, showing a faint, cold smile.

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At an ordinary small town:

Gu Hai and Bing Ji sat at a restaurant, wearing conical bamboo hats. They scouted the situation outside as they ate.

“Did you hear it? They found Bing Ji!” someone called out in the restaurant.

Gu Hai and Bing Ji exchanged somewhat confused looks through the veils of the conical bamboo hats.

“Bing Ji? That woman that the four major clans issued a notice about?”

“I heard that the reward has already reached ten thousand superior-grade spirit stones.”

“What? That’s not right. It’s one hundred thousand superior-grade spirit stones just for submitting information on Bing Ji.”

“With one hundred thousand superior-grade spirit stones, I won’t have to work anymore,” someone said enviously.

“Someone found Bing Ji? Where did that information come from?” someone exclaimed.

“Someone saw her in Vacant City. The people coming from Vacant City all said that they saw her.”

“Vacant City?”

“That’s right. Look, over there. That’s a herb merchant from Vacant City. I’ll call him over.”

Everyone in the restaurant felt anxious as they called over a white-clad man.

Gu Hai and Bing Ji showed strange expressions. They found Bing Ji in Vacant City? Isn’t Bing Ji here?

The white-clad man was already chatting with the crowd.

“That’s right. I saw her myself. Bing Ji was carrying Gu Hai over,” the white-clad man said extremely confidently.

“Oh?”

“In that case, do I report it to the four major clans?”

“Do you think that you get to be the one that does it? All the Vacant City citizens know about it. The information would have reached the four major clans long ago.”

The restaurant guests sighed.

However, the white-clad man showed a faint, cold smile as he looked at everyone while walking away.

“Your Majesty?” Bing Ji frowned as she looked at Gu Hai.

“This person is pale, and his eyes are bloodshot. He does not appear healthy, and his right hand has been twitching continuously. This is very strange.” Gu Hai nodded.

“Is it the Bat Ancestor’s plot to lure us over?” Bing Ji wondered.

Gu Hai shook his head after some silence. “It should not be. Such a plot is too shallow and obvious. Rather than luring us over, it seems more like it’s meant to lure the Bat Ancestor and the others over.”

“Someone is using my name to lure the Bat Ancestor and the others over? Could it be the Qian Nation’s people?” Bing Ji asked with a frown.

“I don’t know.” Gu Hai shook his head.

“Could Princess Wanyu be…” Bing Ji suddenly frowned.

“Huh?” Gu Hai’s pupils constricted.

“Perhaps she is trying to lure the Bat Ancestor and the others away to give us an opportunity to flee?” Bing Ji suggested with a frown.

“That’s impossible. These people who are spreading the word are extremely strange.” Gu Hai shook his head after some silence.

“Then…”

“Let’s go over and check it out,” Gu Hai said.

Bing Ji nodded.

After eating, the two boarded their immortal crane carriage and took to the skies.

Gu Hai saw many others heading for Vacant City as well. Perhaps these people were just curious or wanted to benefit from the situation. He also saw countless bats and zombies heading for Vacant City.

Along the way, Vacant City citizens occasionally appeared and gave out the same information as before: Bing Ji was still in the city.

“Something is not right,” Gu Hai said with a frown.

“Indeed. Your Majesty, something is not right. None of the people who went to Vacant City came back out, not even a bat or zombie; only citizens came out. Furthermore, these citizens were pale with bloodshot eyes, and their hands twitched continuously,” Bing Ji commented with a frown.

Gu Hai and Bing Ji could already see a large city in the distance. However, fog covered the city, reducing visibility.

“Why is Vacant City shrouded in fog?” someone asked, feeling curious.

The citizens that came out of the city said, “Bing Ji has an ice mountain that is clashing with the volcano. That is forming the surging fog.”

“There’s so much? To think that it shrouded the entire city? There are close to one hundred million citizens in Vacant City, right? No one went to stop her?”

“They can’t stop her. No one is a match for Bing Ji.”

The twitching citizens came out of the city to explain the situation while cultivators outside poured in.

“Stop!” Gu Hai shouted.

The immortal crane carriage suddenly stopped.

“Your Majesty?” Bing Ji prompted, feeling confused.

“Something’s not right. Something’s not right. We cannot go any further,” Gu Hai said.

“Ah? Your Majesty, we are still a distance from Vacant City.” Bing Ji frowned.

“Go around.” Gu Hai shook his head, showing a sullen expression.

Coo!

The immortal crane carriage turned around, leaving the original road.

Suddenly, a twitching man appeared in front of the immortal crane carriage.

“Oh? Where are you going?” The twitching man smiled.

Bing Ji looked at Gu Hai. Indeed, something was not right.

“This friend, why are you blocking our path? We left something at home and are going back to retrieve it,” Gu Hai said from the immortal crane carriage.

“Retrieve something? There’s no need for that. Just continue for another two hundred fifty meters,” the twitching man said with a smile.

“There’s no need for that,” Gu Hai said.

The twitching man waved.

Coo! The immortal crane let out a miserable cry.

Boom!

The immortal crane exploded and turned into a blood mist.

Slurp!

The twitching man immediately sucked all the blood mist into his mouth.

Gu Hai and Bing Ji jumped out of the carriage.

“You bastard!” Bing Ji shouted as she threw a palm strike.

Boom!

Suddenly, cold energy surged towards the twitching man.

Buzz!

A large amount of tough ice encased the twitching man, who stared at the two in shock.

Boom!

The twitching man’s figure trembled, immediately exploding the tough ice on his body.

“A Heavenly Palace Realm cultivator?” Bing Ji’s expression changed.

“Third Cycle!”

Shing!

The Life Executioner Saber appeared, and a purple light filled the surroundings.

Boom!

The twitching man looked horrified just before the Life Executioner Saber exploded him.

“Huh? It’s the Divine Blood Army?” Gu Hai’s expression changed.

The instant the twitching man died, his souls entered the Karmic Energy pool. Then, the souls’ appearance changed, taking on an appearance similar to the Divine Blood Army soldiers that Gu Hai killed in the past.

“Your Majesty, what Divine Blood Army?” Bing Ji asked in surprise.

“The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor. This is a trap set by the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor. These twitching citizens are all possessed by the Divine Blood Army soldiers’ souls.” Gu Hai’s face sank.

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“Ah?” Bing Ji’s expression changed.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!

Dozens of twitching citizens suddenly soared into the sky from somewhere nearby. They all flew over with sullen expressions.

“Quickly leave.” Gu Hai pulled Bing Ji, and their figures flashed, quickly entering the forest.

Boom!

The dozens of twitching citizens approached. When they saw the corpse, their faces sank.

“Someone is nearby. Search the place!” a twitching man said.

“Yes!”

The twitching men promptly started searching.

Gu Hai weaved through the forest with Bing Ji, getting about two to three hundred meters away.

Suddenly, the two felt their bodies tremble. They entered somewhere with an extremely bloody stench. The bright, white sky also turned dark and overcast.

“Oh no! We entered some sort of ritual array.” Gu Hai’s face sank.

“The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor set a trap in Vacant City, laying a large ritual array. The scene that we saw from outside is not the true situation inside? This is…this is the Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array?!” Bing Ji’s expression changed. 

“Huh?” Gu Hai turned his head to look at Bing Ji.

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“It formed an independent world. It should be right. The Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array is the ritual array that sealed the Slaughter Nation’s imperial palace in Major Metropolitan City. Your Majesty used the Thirty Line-Pair World Ritual Array to break the Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array. Now, we are trapped in one,” Bing Ji said with a bitter smile.

“We already know why the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor wants to lure the Bat Ancestor and the others over.” Gu Hai’s eyelids twitched wildly.

“For the zombies?” Bing Ji’s face suddenly sank.

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for Febuary: 03 / 50

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