Why not go ad free? Go Premium now.
Announcements
A- A A+

EIF - Book 04 Chapter 124: Wager

Vacant City:

Heavy snow fell south of the city, freezing the land for five hundred kilometers around. Many citizens came out from all over the place, joyfully rushing towards a thirty-three-meter-tall ice man.

This ice man had Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s appearance.

The boundless cold energy came from Imperial Emperor Xi Yu.

Crimson clouds covered the skies of the city. Many Divine Blood Army soldiers flew to the floating island in the center. Sitting on his throne, the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor showed a cold gaze as he looked at the distant thirty-three-meter-tall ice man.

“Your Holy Eminence!” the Divine Blood Army saluted the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor.

“Your Reverence!” all the citizens that rushed over greeted the ice man.

“An ice man?” The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor narrowed his eyes.

The ice man stood upright with hands behind his back. As he met the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s gaze, he revealed a cold smile. “Slaughter Heavenly Emperor?”

“Humph! Traitorous subject, to think that you dare to meet us?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said coldly.

After the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor spoke, a strong aura rushed out like an invisible saber shooting at the ice man.

Nearby, the Bat Ancestor’s expression changed. Is he going to be exposed? Your insignificant ice man cannot compare to the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s aura. Is it over?

“What a ferocious aura for destroying a projection! If you want to destroy it, so be it!” The ice man spread his arms wide, leaving himself open to the invisible saber’s attack.

The ice man stepped forward to deliver himself to death. However, the Slaughter Holy Eminence’s face sank as he flung out his sleeves.

Boom!

The ferocious invisible saber suddenly exploded.

The Bat Ancestor goggled. The danger got resolved like that?

However, the ice man flung its sleeves out and said with a cold smile, “Slaughter Heavenly Emperor, how awe-inspiring!”

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor showed a sullen expression as he stared at the ice man. Although the ice man did not resist, he seemed to be looking down on the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor. It was like he was humiliating him, criticizing him, My defeated foe, have you already fallen to such a level? To think that you get so angry at a shadow that I can do without? How awe-inspiring!

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared at the ice man. He could make out the ice man’s criticism of him and did not attack again.

“A projection? Using ice as a projection? This is not that forbidden technique,” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said coldly.

“Do you think that the Yinggou Art is all we know? We only need a projection to deal with you,” the ice man said.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared at the ice man for a while, as though trying to ascertain whether this was really Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s projection.

Only after a while did the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor say with a cold smile, “Only sending your projection? You are worried about our Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array, right? I heard that you only managed to break the barrier at Major Metropolitan City after you used the power of your nation.”

With a cold smile, the ice man said, “Do you believe that we can still get out after coming personally and slaughtering you all?”

“Huh?” The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s eyes turned cold.

Then, the ice man looked at Ma Sanyan and revealed a faint, cold smile. “We have already taken a look at Ma Sanyan’s body. Slaughter Heavenly Emperor? You set up this trap to lure the Bat Ancestor and the others in to obtain Ma Sanyan’s body, right?”

Buzz!

The pupils of the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor and Ma Sanyan constricted.

He knows? He knows?!

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s expression turned sullen. Now, he truly believed that this was Imperial Emperor Xi Yu’s projection. How else would this projection know that?

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor gently rapped the throne, looking coldly at the ice man in the distance.

“The Xi Clan? Hah! The Xi Clan managed to produce an excellent offspring. Humph!” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said with a sullen expression.

“You should regret that you did not bring the Xi Clan into the seal as well. Otherwise, they would not have produced me,” the ice man said coldly.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared coldly at the ice man and said, “A projection? It looks like you already know about the situation in Vacant City.”

“Did you think that we really just ignored you after you left Major Metropolitan City?” the ice man said.

“Oh? Did you send someone to follow us?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said sullenly.

The ice man shook his head.

“Never mind, there is no point in explaining. It is time to move on to proper matters. Vacant City? It is our fault for letting you leave back then. Otherwise, this calamity would not have happened,” the ice man said after a deep breath.

“Proper matters? Didn’t you come for this bunch of bats?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said coldly.

The Bat Ancestor and the others lowered their heads, fearing that the other party could make out something off in their expressions.

“We came for you,” the ice man said with a cold expression.

“Huh?” The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor narrowed his eyes.

Did he come to deal with me? That’s impossible. He only sent a projection.

“We want one thing from the Slaughter Nation,” the ice man said.

“One thing? What thing? Didn’t you already plunder our entire treasury?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said coldly.

“There is still one thing.” The ice man shook his head.

“Oh?”

“Where have you been the past six millennia? Was it just a simple seal to seal yourself? Hah! How many people in this world do you think would believe this?” the ice man said coldly.

The moment the ice man spoke, the eyes of the Bat Ancestor and Archduke Xi Kang lit up. That’s right. Did they just seal themselves away for six millennia? That’s impossible, right? Who would be so foolish?

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor narrowed his eyes as he stared at the ice man.

The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers also stared at the ice man coldly.

“What do you want?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor asked sullenly.

The Bat Ancestor and the others appeared confused. Does Gu Hai know something? What does he want?

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared at the ice man. I sealed us away for six millennia, and no one knew where we went. No one can possibly know about it. Imperial Emperor Xi Yu should not know about it, either. Is he trying to trick me?”

Of course, Gu Hai did not know what it was. However, if he wanted to know, he had to get the other party to lower their guard by dangling a benefit large enough to overwhelm their rationale.

“Right now, we have already refined the five million bodies in the Slaughter Nation’s imperial palace into zombies. Do you want them?” the ice man said coldly.

“Oh?” The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor narrowed his eyes slightly.

The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers felt startled.

“We can give you these five million bodies,” the ice man said coldly.

“What?” The distant Ma Sanyan’s expression changed.

Return the bodies to us? That’s impossible. Has Imperial Emperor Xi Yu gone mad?

At the side, the faces of the Bat Ancestor and Archduke Xi Kang twitched. Go on and keep boasting. His Reverence would never give up these five million zombies. That is the foundation of the Yuan Nation sweeping its way through the world.

“All of them?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor asked with a serious expression.

“That’s right, including your body,” the ice man said with a cold smile.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor narrowed his eyes slightly, appearing skeptical. However, he felt rather tempted.

It was as Gu Hai guessed. This was a sufficiently large offer, an offer filled with hope. Although the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor did not believe Gu Hai, this hope lingered in his mind, suppressing thoughts of resistance.

“Do you want them?” the ice man said coldly.

“Hah! Hahahaha! Would you give them to us?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor laughed skeptically, but his gaze remained fixed on the ice man as he waited for the ice man to set the conditions.

“Is the thing that we want not worth these five million bodies? If it is not worth it, you would not have abandoned your bodies for it back then, right?” the ice man said coldly.

He wants to use five million bodies to exchange for that?

Ma Sanyan appeared suspicious. Then, he turned to the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor felt extremely tense at this moment. Although he did not trust the ice man, he still extended his hand and waved.

Suddenly, a scroll appeared in his palm.

“Oh?” The eyes of the ice man lit up.

The Bat Ancestor, Archduke Xi Kang, and the others looked up, their eyes narrowed with suspicion.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor gently caressed the scroll in his hand. Then, he turned to look at the ice man. “You want to use our body to exchange for this diagram?”

The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers’ faces lit up with anticipation.

“Exchange? Did we say exchange?” the ice man said coldly.

“Huh?” Everyone opened their eyes wide.

“We want this scroll. As for your bodies, we can give them to you. However, you have to join my Yuan Imperial Nation,” the ice man said coldly.

The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers immediately erupted in rage, glaring at the ice man ferociously.

Sweat broke out on the foreheads of Archduke Xi Kang, the Bat Ancestor, and the Chang Clan elder. Don’t you know how to negotiate? Just claim an exchange with him. Why agitate him? You want a heavenly emperor to submit to the Yuan Nation? What a joke! That is impossible!”

The Divine Blood Army was enraged, while the Bat Ancestor and the others felt anxious. Only the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s gaze turned calm.

Only now did the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor feel certain that the person before him was Imperial Emperor Xi Yu. Only an imperial emperor would be as arrogant and prideful as this. This was Xi Yu’s true stance.

“Hahahahahahaha! You want us to submit to you? Xi Yu, are you seeking death?” Murderous intent flashed across the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor’s face.

This novel is _hosted_ by h0sted n0v3l.

The ice man shook his head and said, “We once said to you that the current world is no longer the world from your time. Do you think that we were just being arrogant and wishful? How about we make a wager? That will show you the truth. The Slaughter Nation became history six millennia ago!”

“Oh? A wager?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said coldly.

“That’s right. Although you left six millennia ago, you carried your imperial seal with you. Your dragon vein is stored in your imperial seal, right?” the ice man said coldly.

“Oh?”

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor looked at the ice man, feeling confused.

“This land used to belong to the Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty. If your dragon vein enters the ground, it will naturally be familiar with everything instantly. How do you think a heavenly dynasty’s dragon vein would compare to my imperial dynasty’s dragon vein?” the ice man said.

“How can an imperial dynasty’s dragon vein compare to the dragon we nurtured?” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor scoffed coldly.

The ice man gently shook his head.

“What if our dragon vein can consume yours?” the ice man said coldly.

“Hahahaha! What a joke!” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor sneered.

“Do you truly think it is a joke? What if we can turn this joke into a reality? What if our dragon vein can easily consume your dragon vein? Would your Slaughter Heavenly Dynasty still have any hope of revival?” the ice man said with a certain tone.

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared at the ice man with certainty in his eyes.

“If the Yuan Nation’s dragon vein cannot consume your dragon vein, we will consider it our loss. What do you think?” the ice man said indifferently.

This novel is _hosted_ by h0sted n0v3l.

“Oh?” The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor frowned slightly.

“If we lose, we will give you all your bodies. We swear this on heaven. A sovereign’s words are always taken seriously!” the ice man said coldly.

Boom!

The five million Divine Blood Army soldiers felt shocked. You will return all the bodies to us if you lose?

The Slaughter Heavenly Emperor stared at the ice man, revealing a cold smile. “Our bodies are in your hands. How can we trust you?”

“Isn’t that scroll in your hand as well? How about you give it to us first?” the ice man retorted coldly.

It seemed like the ice man was mocking the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor for lacking boldness.

“Alright. We will make this wager!” the Slaughter Heavenly Emperor said with a cold expression. As he spoke, he waved.

Boom!

The sky suddenly tore open, and boundless light poured through the tear.

“He opened the Nine-by-Nine Sun Sealing Ritual Array?” The Bat Ancestor gaped in shock.

Archduke Xi Kang and the Chang Clan elders lowered their heads, feeling shocked and depressed. He succeeded? The barrier opened just like that?

Of course, no one dared to flee now. Gu Hai had explained it earlier. If they got exposed at this moment, all of them would die.

In the ice man, Bing Ji goggled as she asked, “Your Majesty, what should we do next?”

We can’t keep this up, right?

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

DragonInWhite's Notes:

Chapters for Febuary: 08 / 50

------

Hey guys, you all probably have been seeing the occasional message about Patreon and how EIF isn't doing very well financially. So I held out as long as I can, and unfortunately, things are not looking up. In the interest of being able to keep up a sustainable income to pay my bills and pay the team sufficiently, I'm going to have to lower the release rates of EIF in favor of picking up another novel. As of now, I have not found another novel yet, but I will be decreasing the release rates from May onwards so that I have time to search for the next novel. For now, the rates will be lowered to 30 chapters a month, essentially daily chapters.

------

Join the Discord to chat about the novel or anything else and earn the server currency that can be exchanged for advanced chapters: https://discord.gg/frtSDWe

Check out my Youtube channel to watch me play games as well as the occasional live translation session: https://www.youtube.com/c/dragoninwhite
Also, check out my Twitch, give us a hand and drop me a follow. We do a weekly stream playing games while discussing Chinese cultivation, culture, and novel topics. I also do live translation sessions, or games. https://www.twitch.tv/dragoninwhite

Do support the Patreon as that is our only source of income. Also, you get advanced chapters to read ahead of the public release: https://www.patreon.com/DragonInWhite

Check out DragonInWhite Merch at the DragonInWhite Merch Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonInWhiteShop

If you are looking to buy books online delivered to you, consider using Book Depository. I personally find their prices good, one of the cheapest I can find in my area. Of course, do make a price comparison with the other sites available to you first. If you do buy from Book Depository, consider using my affiliate link, it gives me a small commission at no extra cost to you: http://bit.ly/dragonbookdepositorynew.
Written by Guan Qi — Watching Chess. Translated by DragonInWhite. Edited by Vampirecat.