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EIF - Book 04 Chapter 125: Killing with Another’s Hands

“As long as the dragon vein enters the ground, the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor will die for sure,” Gu Hai said with a cold smile.

“Oh?” Bing Ji felt slightly startled.

After that, she instantly understood. “Your Majesty, are you killing with another’s hands?”

Gu Hai did not explain further. He continued looking at the distant Slaughter Heavenly Emperor through the ice man.

A crimson imperial seal appeared in the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s hands. The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared straight at the ice man as he held the imperial seal.

“Where’s your dragon vein?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said coldly.

“Our dragon vein never leaves the land!” the ice man said coldly.

The Bat Ancestor and the others felt anxious. What exactly does Gu Hai want to do?

“Humph! We want to see how different six millennia ago is from now!” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said with a cold look in his eyes.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor pointed a finger, and his imperial seal suddenly enlarged, turning into a tall crimson mountain that crashed heavily into the ground.

Boom!

A thunderous dragon roar suddenly came from the imperial seal when it landed.

“Roar!”

When the dragon roar rang out, the ground shook. A gigantic golden dragon suddenly appeared. The dragon was so large that just its head was already half the size of Vacant City.

The dragon’s body continued to come out of the imperial seal, giving off a majestic draconic aura as it dived into the ground.

Rumble…!

The surrounding land shuddered as countless mountains and rivers appeared out of nowhere. A huge mountain range rose, moving outwards.

When the dragon vein dived into the ground, it was like a dragon entering the sea. It could not help expressing its delight.

“Roar! Roar! Roar!”

The dragon vein moved around underground, causing mountains to rise in the surroundings of Vacant City at a strangely fast speed. After being repressed for six millennia, it finally returned to the ground. No one could understand such excitement.

Boom!

The ground shook for five hundred thousand kilometers around Vacant City. Powerful shock waves spread out in all directions.

A heavenly dynasty’s dragon vein?

Inside the ice man, Gu Hai’s face sank. Not to mention the draconic aura, with such a body size, if his royal dynasty’s dragon vein came, this dragon could swallow it up in one gulp.

However, the Bat Ancestor’s expression suddenly changed at this moment. He finally understood Gu Hai’s plan.

“Gu Hai is informing His Reverence?” the Bat Ancestor said while goggling.

Archduke Xi Kang showed wild joy on his face. “That’s right. If another dragon vein enters the territory, His Reverence will know. Previously, when Jiang Ba appeared in Dragon Vein City and caused a commotion, His Reverence sensed it from such a distance and projected a palm. This time, how could His Reverence not notice such a big commotion?”

Has Imperial Emperor Xi Yu been informed?

Not to mention sensing a foreign dragon vein entering the territory, even the citizens in the surrounding cities could sense the change in Vacant City. When they came to investigate, they saw the dense crimson light soaring into the sky in the distance.

“Something is happening in Vacant City. Hurry! Report it!”

Those people’s expressions changed dramatically at the change to Vacant City.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor looked at the ice man and said, “Where’s your dragon vein?”

“Don’t you sense it?” the ice man said coldly.

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At the same time, in Major Metropolitan City:

Major Metropolitan City was too far from Vacant City. Mo Yike only just received news that someone spotted Bing Ji in Vacant City.

Mo Yike frowned heavily as he looked at the letter. “Something’s not right. Didn’t Mister Gu already deal with the ice spirit king’s assimilation long ago? How could he have died? Is Bing Ji alone in Vacant City?”

Mo Yike instantly doubted this information.

“However, the message said that it is indeed Vacant City,” a subordinate said, feeling curious.

“That’s not right. Something’s not right. Did someone from Vacant City report this?” Mo Yike raised his eyebrows.

“N-no!” That subordinate felt slightly startled.

Indeed. Why was it someone from another city that reported Bing Ji’s appearance in Vacant City?

“The Bat Ancestor, Archduke Xi Kang, and the Chang Clan elders are there. Oh no! This is bad. It’s the Divine Blood Army!” Mo Yike’s expression suddenly changed dramatically.

“Ah?!”

“I need to see His Reverence. Quickly!” Mo Yike’s expression changed.

Mo Yike took out a flying ship and headed for the Great Sigh Palace Hall.

Just at this moment, Major Metropolitan City’s ground suddenly shook.

Boom!

“Roar!”

A furious dragon roar suddenly came from the ground as though facing a challenger.

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At the Great Sigh Palace Hall:

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu immediately stepped out of the palace hall. His expression turned cold as he looked to the north.

Aside from Mo Yike, Chang Sheng and Qin Zibai flew over as well.

“Your Reverence, is a foreign dragon vein invading our territory? Is it the Qian Heavenly Dynasty?” Chang Sheng asked sullenly.

All the Chang Clan elders had gone to pursue Bing Ji except Chang Sheng. Chang Sheng even prevented Chang Ming from going.

The commotion from the dragon vein meant an external enemy’s invasion.

“Your Reverence, my father guessed that the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor is causing trouble,” Qin Zibai said as he flew over.

“Your Reverence, you can look towards Vacant City!” Mo Yike called out.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu narrowed his eyes slightly as he stared at the north.

At the same time, the golden blessings dragon suddenly arched its body up and opened its eyes, staring into the distance.

Buzz!

The golden blessings dragon could see anywhere in the entire nation. It immediately saw the distant scene when it opened its eyes, just like what happened with Dragon Vein City.

Since Imperial Emperor Xi Yu could see whatever the golden blessings dragon could, he instantly saw the scene in Vacant City.

“The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor?” Imperial Emperor Xi Yu narrowed his eyes as his face sank.

“Your Majesty, what happened in Vacant City?” Mo Yike said anxiously.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu waved, using a technique to show the scene in Vacant City.

“Indeed, the Bat Ancestor and the others are trapped.” Mo Yike’s expression changed.

“What’s up with that ice man? Is that His Reverence’s projection?” Qin Zibai said in shock.

After speaking, he looked at Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. They don’t look alike?

“The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor exposed himself by releasing his dragon vein. If he had remained in his ritual array, no one would know what happened. Why did he release his dragon vein?” Chang Sheng said with a frown.

After some silence, Mo Yike suddenly said with a bitter smile, “It’s Mister Gu.”

“Oh?” Qin Zibai and Chang Sheng looked at Mo Yike.

“That is the Twenty-Eight Line-Pair World Ritual Array. I know how to lay it. The nine inheritors of Guan Qi know it too. However, the most likely person in the Yuan Nation is Mister Gu. Is he working with the Bat Ancestor? He was probably trapped in the half-open Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array. Wait, that’s not right. The Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array only opened midway because of Mister Gu,” Mo Yike said with certainty in his eyes.

“Mister Gu tricked the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor into exposing himself? However, what can that achieve?” Qin Zibai said with a frown.

“Mister Gu? He is pressuring His Reverence. Hah,” Mo Yike said with a bitter smile.

“He can even pressure His Reverence from so far away? Gu Hai…,” Chang Sheng said while frowning heavily.

“Pressure His Reverence?” Qin Zibai looked at Mo Yike.

“Indeed. Everyone saw the Slaughter Nation’s dragon vein enter the ground. His Reverence definitely would detect it. What would happen if His Reverence does not do anything about it?” Mo Yike looked at Qin Zibai.

“Huh?”

“Vacant City is my Yuan Nation’s city. His Reverence saw close to one hundred million citizens being tortured and killed. What would happen if His Reverence just ignored it?” Mo Yike said in a serious tone.

Qin Zibai’s expression changed. “If His Reverence does not do anything, it will affect the popular sentiment about him?”

“Although it would take some time for the news to spread, the entire Yuan Imperial Dynasty is paying attention to the current situation. Billions of citizens are watching this hell before them. If His Reverence does not do anything, even if they do not lose their loyalty to the Yuan Nation, they would lose confidence in it. The Yuan Nation is about to start a war with the Qian Nation. If the Yuan Nation cannot unite its citizens’ hearts, it would… So, Gu Hai’s actions are forcing His Reverence to do something,” Mo Yike said with a bitter smile. 

Chang Sheng nodded. Then, he turned his head to look at Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. “Your Reverence, if the Slaughter Nation is not destroyed, they will always be a danger to our subsequent plans. Your Reverence, please make a move.”

As Imperial Emperor Xi Yu stared into the distance, his face sank slightly.

The golden blessings dragon suddenly roared and charged down.

Boom!

The golden blessings dragon rushed into Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s body.

Even without the power of the citizens, boundless energy surged around Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.

Chang Sheng, Mo Yike, and Qin Zibai backed off.

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu extended his hand and drew Blood Prison. Then, he swung the saber despite the extreme distance.

Boom!

When Imperial Emperor Xi Yu swung the saber, he sent out a surging crimson light.

“Roar!”

The golden blessings dragon in his body roared, giving off a strange blessings energy. Then, the power of this energy carried this saber strike across time and space, making it appear at a distant place.

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Rumble…!

A loud sound rang out in Vacant City as space shook. Crimson light flared in the sky as a strong murderous intent radiated from the distance.

Boom!

A gigantic manifested saber appeared out of nowhere—a manifested saber of Blood Prison that gave off a malevolent aura—and charged straight at the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor with great power.

“It’s His Reverence!” The Bat Ancestor suddenly showed joy on his face.

“It’s Blood Prison! It’s Blood Prison without any mistake!” Archduke Xi Kang also felt very excited.

The Chang Clan elders trembled excitedly. His Reverence saw us. We are saved. We are finally saved!

Only Bing Ji, who was in the ice man, showed an unsightly expression as she said, “Oh no! Imperial Emperor Xi Yu did not show up in person.”

Imperial Emperor Xi Yu did not show up in person? Instead, he used the power of blessings to send an attack from afar. Imperial Emperor Xi Yu is still in Major Metropolitan City. It will take a long time before he can rush over.

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If the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor gets angry, won’t we be in trouble?

Suddenly, Bing Ji’s expression changed. “Is Imperial Emperor Xi Yu doing this on purpose? While we are trying to use him to kill the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor, he chose to delay and agitate the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor, trying to use the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor to kill us?”

Gu Hai narrowed his eyes.

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“Xi Yu, what are you doing?” The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s expression turned cold as he punched.

Boom!

A manifested fist and the manifested saber clashed. Surging shock waves instantly spread out, causing countless floating islands in Vacant City to crumble and fall.

Clearly, Imperial Emperor Xi Yu was powerful. However, attacking from such a distance significantly diminished his strength. He could not do anything to the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor.

This saber strike thoroughly angered the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor.

The expressions of the Bat Ancestor, Archduke Xi Kang, and the others changed. This is bad!

“Humph! What are we doing? We gave you face, setting up a wager with you, yet you just let your dragon vein fool around? Do you see our wager as just a child’s game?” the ice man retorted.

Gu Hai’s retort caused the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor—who was about to erupt in anger—to pause for a moment.

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